Each of our chakras vibrates at the same rate as certain minerals, flowers, even colour and coloured light. When we feel 'out of sorts' or in disharmony, holding, meditating with, or wearing earth crystals is believed to bring back natural levels of harmony, easing us from stresses, strains and useless worry.
The following is a glossary of earth crystals and some of the key attributes, ascribed to them.
AMAZONITE PROTECTION, UNIVERSAL LOVE & INTUITION, ALL LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Aligns the physical body with the etheric and astral bodies, producing energy which is balancing. Balances male/female energies, bringing the qualities of clarity and clear spirit forth.
Referred to as the 'stone of spirituality & contentment', this mineral helps to transmute lower energies into the higher frequencies of the spiritual and ethereal realms. Provides balancing to our intellectual, emotional and physical bodies, providing a clear connection between Earth and extra-terrestrial planes.
Reputed to protect against psychic attacks, where such energy is transformed into positive, loving energy. Used to encourage and support sobriety, as well as for a quest to find freedom from addictive personalities (ourselves and others).
ANGELITE Referred to as 'the stone for raising the state of conscious awareness'.
Promotes clear communication as well as astrological and mathematical understanding and comprehension.
Represents peace to the world and the "brotherhood" both within and without the galactic configurations
Useful for re-birthing processes & opening pathways for channeling.
Reputed to help with astral travel.
AQUAMARINE Aquamarine is referred to as a 'stone of courage' and is reputed to accelerate intellectual reasoning processes. It provides sheilding for the aura and subtle bodies, encouraging our ability to 'always be prepared'.
The energy of this balancing stone allows alignment of the chakras, also allowing us to attune to more spiritual levels of awareness.
BLUE LACE AGATE
Reputed to assist us in accessing extremely high spiritual realms. This mineral holds the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace.
For inner attunement it is a highly inspirational influence. Resonates with the throat chakra, as well as the third eye, heart and crown.
With these energy centres activated, higher states of awareness are possible.
BLUE QUARTZ Dumortierite is the geological name given to this crystal and taken from the name of the person who 'discovered' deposits, Dumortiere
It is similar energetically to blue lace agate, above.
BLOODSTONE Referred to as a 'stone of courage' this mineral assists in accepting change in our energy fields, as well as recognizing the benefits of upheaval.
Assists in grounding and centering energy at the heart centre, and balancing the total body, helping to overcome distress and anxiety, which is often linked to re-aligning of energies.
The message within is 'be here now' Bloodstone brings mastery of renewal, at physical, mental and emotional levels. Its ability to instill wisdom advances the attributes of harmony, adaptability and strength.
Carnelian is an agate quartz, available in translucent orange/yellow and neutral tones. Worn and used for its reputed restoring and motivational energy
KEY ATTRIBUTES: COURAGE + SUCCESS + SELF-TRUST + PERCEPTION + CONCENTRATION + LOVE OF LIFE ASSIGNED TO THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS OF SCORPIO, ARIES & LEO
CITRINE Known as 'the merchant's stone', Citrine is said to assist in both acquiring wealth and maintaining it. Does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it. Never needs cleansing, as most other minerals. Assists in working out problems on both physical and subtle levels.
Useful for maintaining a balance of yin-yang energy, as well as for aligning chakras. Activates/opens the sacral and solar plexus chakras, directing personal power, creativity and intelligent decisiveness.
FLUORITE Excellent cleansing energy, purple, green and clear colours, plus less common Yellow Fluorite
Often used for overcoming chaos, as the physical, mental and emotional bodies are reorganized. Allows us to see the 'bigger picture' of a situation, promoting compassion.
HEMATITE Grounding, protection stone. Metallic looks, sometimes magnetic in which case the correct term is 'Magnetite'
PINK TOURMALINE Acts to stimulate the crown and heart chakras, bringing forth love and spirituality. Allows us to trust in the power of love. Promotes feelings of joy and enthusiasm for life by releasing destructive tendencies.Assists in the attainment of peace and understanding, trust and awareness, and love.
HOWLITE Reputed to encourage emotional expression, calm communication and facilitate awareness. It is said to hold the ability to combine the power of reasoning with patience and observation. This can permit discernment, retentive memory and a clear desire for knowledge. In this, triumph and progress are achievable.
Useful in eliminating pain, stress, and rage. Assists in diminishing rudeness and boisterousness. Encourages subtlety and tact, discouraging impertinence.
LAPIS LAZULI Often looks similar to Sodalite, but the fleck of pyrite will always help you to distinguish sodalite from lapis. Reputed 3rd eye stimulant, mental cleanser, to promote thought clarity
RED JASPER Helpful in rectifying unjust situations, its energy can bring us the message that all choices are our own responsibility.
Reputed to provide rescue in situations of danger. Used for dream recall, allowing the dreamer to remember aspects which are relevant to this lifetime. Often used as a means of preventing "set-backs" in disorders. Helps us to learn to progress and to eliminate aspects of digression.
There are many varieties of Jasper, which are either named by the colour (as in red, pink, brown Jasper, etc) or are given separate and distinct names.
BLACK ONYX Worn and used for its reputed strengthening and supportive energy.
It is both grounding and protecting, absorbs negative energies so should be cleansed periodically.
KEY ATTRIBUTES: VIGOUR + STEADFASTNESS + STAMINA PAST LIFE HEALING + WISE DECISIONS
OFTEN ASSIGNED TO THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN OF CAPRICORN
ROSE QUARTZ The cooling, calming energy of Rose Quartz works on all chakras, gently removing any negativity and re-instating self-love. It brings us the message that there is no need to rush in any situation, plus clarity to our emotions, restoring the mind to harmony. Especially good for the aftermath of chaos or crises.
Referred to as 'the stone of gentle Love', it is particularly helpful at the heart and crown chakras. Promotes openness to the beauty of art, music, literature. An excellent energy for healing emotional wounds.
Brings a balance of yin-yang, helping each chakra attune to its own vibrational frequency.
Place in the home or office for stimulating the true life force - LOVE
QUARTZ: GREEN AVENTURINE
Resonates with the heart chakra, where it activates, clear and protects. Provides a balancing of male/female energies, enhances creativity, encourages motivation and augments a 'pioneering spirit' Reputed to reinforce decisiveness, bringing an amplification of leadership qualities.
It's sometimes sold as 'Jade', which is a different gemstone but the energetic levels are similar
SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN Referred to as the 'stone of purity', bringing purity and balance to mind, body and spirit. Allows unnecessary patterns to be recognized and for new modes of behaviour to be set in motion, with the ultimate goal of bringing relief from the undesired.
Reputed to assist in actualizing serenity of the isolated state, where we can become more open to meditation. Promotes a sensitivity to love and beauty - the most vital powers of the universe.
SODALITE Worn and used for it reputed ability to unite intuition with logic.
Reputed for its ability to stimulate confidence and allay irrational fear. This crystal resonates with the Solar Plexus.
keeping our energy centres balanced..
Natural or Synthetic Crystal Gemstones?
A note from Isabella Wesoly:
There is a plethora of gemstones on the market these days, many synthetic crystal gemstones are given their names for a cosmetic purpose. This guide may help you to determine the gemstones shown in photo and understand which are natural or synthetic.
from the top, clockwise:
Amethyst - Natural - Colours vary from darkest purple to almost clear, some may be purple/grey. Chevron Amethyst has bandings of white.
Violet Quartz - Synthetic - These are tinted stones. .
Sodalite - Natural - Indigo blue, to light blue, may have black or white markings. Similar to Lapis Lazuli, which is distinguishable by the metallic flecks that are typical of Lapis Lazuli. Blue quartz, also know as Dumortierite is also very similar to sodalite, except it is a much lighter blue with white and in general does not have any black in it.
Amazonite - Synthetic Very similar to some types of Amazonite, not natural but tinted gemstone. Sometimes you can see where a tint has not absorbed fully into the gemstone.
Jade - Synthetic - I don't refer to gemstones as 'Jade' unless I am 100% certain it is. This occassion is an exception. This is not Jade. There are many gemstone dealers who use words like 'Jade', Amazonite, etc. to refer to the colour.
Rose Quartz - Natural - Now and then a synthetic Rose Quartz may pop up, this one is natural though.
Carnelian Agate - Natural - The banding in these gemstones are typical of an agate. Carnelian is known for its deep orange/red colour, but can also be opaque grey/brown.
Lavender Jade - Synthetic - This is a tinted gemstone.
Price is often a good indicator of a gemstone's authenticity. if it seems to good to be true, it probably is tinted.
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