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AGATE: Agate balances the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilises the aura, providing for a cleansing effect, which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. Agate should be worn directly on the skin. Once a month it should be cleansed under running water. The sun increases its energy. Corresponding Chakra: Depends on colour.

AMBER: Also known as the honey stone, it is said to contain the power of many suns and so aids the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy and protecting the user from harm. It emits a sunny, bright and soothing energy which helps to calm the nerves. It melts away any emotional or physical rigidity. It cleanses the environment in which it rests and purifies the body, mind and spirit when worn or carried. It also improves short term memory. Corresponding Chakra: Solar Plexus. Cleansing and recharging: cleanse under lukewarm running water. Do not leave Amber in the sun as it will make it brittle. Negative energy can make Amber cloudy.

AMETHYST: Amethyst occurs throughout the world. This is a stone of spirituality and contentment that facilitates transmutation of lower energies into the higher frequencies. It is representative of the principles of complete metamorphosis. It balances the energies of the mental, emotional and physical bodies and provides a clear connection between the earth plane and other worlds. Amethyst is good for clearing the aura. It bestows stability, strength, invigoration and peace. It is useful during meditation as it opens the crown chakra. It can be used to protect against psychic attacks. It enhances the ability to manage responsibilities. It controls temperament by soothing, calming and tranquillising, while clearing away unproductive, unkind, negative energies. Corresponding Chakra: Third Eye and Crown. Cleansing and recharging: Cleanse once a month under running water and leave overnight amongst dry hematite stones to recharge. Do not expose to the sun as the colour will fade!

AVENTURINE:  Aventurine is a variety of mineral which contains inclusions of mica (hence the glittery effect). It is excellent for clearing and activating the heart chakra. It is also useful as a shield to block entry for those who wish to sap another’s energy. It enhances creativity, motivation and decision making. This stone symbolises tranquillity and patience. It gives the wearer inner equilibrium and stimulates dreaming. Corresponding Chakra: Heart. Cleansing and recharging: Cleanse once a month under running water and recharge in the sun.

BLOODSTONE: Bloodstone is an intense healing stone. It can be used to awaken energy in the base, navel, sacral and heart chakras. It assists you to “be in the now”. It helps you to demonstrate unselfishness and idealism, to improve your talents and abilities, to enhance creative efforts and to support the decision-making processes. Corresponding Chakra: Heart. Cleansing and recharging: Cleanse under running water after each use. Recharge amongst quartz crystals.

CARNELIAN: Carnelian is a crystal of courage, confidence and self-esteem. It enhances creativity, brings fertility and abundance to all aspects of life and keeps away envy in spite of others. It increases vitality and zest for life while enhancing stability. Corresponding Chakra: Sacral. Cleansing and recharging: Cleanse once a month under running water and recharge in the sun.

CITRINE: Citrine clears energy blockages in the body. It encourages mental and emotional clarity and improves long term and short-term memory, bringing optimism and self-confidence. Citrine does not accumulate or hold negative energy and does not require cleansing or charging. Corresponding Chakra: Solar Plexus

HEMATITE: It is said to be beneficial for legal situations. Psychologically, it supports timid women, boosts self-esteem, enhances willpower and reliability and imparts confidence. It removes self-limitations and aids expansion. It treats overindulgence and addictions of any kind. It also helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters. Stimulates concentration and focus as well as enhancing memory. Hematite should not be placed or worn near sites of inflammation as it can exacerbate it. Corresponding Chakra: Base / Root. Cleansing and charging: Do not cleanse in water, rather place amongst Quartz crystals, where it releases negative energy and is recharged with positive energy.

HOWLITE: This is an extremely calming stone. Placed under the pillow, it is an excellent antidote to insomnia. It formulates ambitions, both spiritual and material, and helps you to achieve them. Psychologically, it teaches patience and helps eliminate rage and uncontrolled anger. Placed in your pocket, it absorbs your anger as well as anger or negativity directed towards you. It helps to overcome a tendency to criticalness and selfishness, strengthening positive character traits. Corresponding Chakra: Depending on colour.  Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water and recharge amongst Quartz crystals.

JADE: Jade symbolises renewal. It is considered to be a lucky stone and is often worn as an amulet. Psychologically, Jade stabilises the personality and integrates the mind with the body. It promotes self-sufficiency. Mentally, it releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind. It aids emotional release, especially irritability. Corresponding Chakra: Depending on colour. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water and recharge overnight in an Amethyst geode.

JASPER: Properties: Jasper is known as the gentle nurturer. It combats stress and exhaustion, aids digestion, stimulates sexuality and fertility and promotes weight loss. The different colours exhibit the following additional properties: Black: Protects against negative influences and the user’s own repressed feelings. It is useful for absorbing anger. Brown: Sharpens the senses and gives stability in times of upheaval. Green: Opens the heart chakra, regenerates tissue, beneficial for the lungs, soothes bad dreams, strengthens the bones and eases childbirth. Leopard skin: Helps a person make positive changes without regrets or guilt. Red: A defence against hostility, helps fevers and blood disorders. Yellow: Strengthens the immune system, good for digestion, stomach, intestines, liver and spleen; counteracts the effects of jealousy, spite and unfair criticism. Corresponding Chakra: Depending on the colour Cleansing and charging: To be cleansed under running water after each use. Recharge overnight amongst dry tumbled Hematite stones.

LABRADORITE: Labradorite promotes restful sleep and helps the user to retain empathy with other people without sacrificing identity or personal priorities. It unblocks any chakra. it has a calming, harmonising effect, it banishes fears and insecurities and clears the psychic debris from previous disappointment, including those experienced in past lives. It improves intuition and clarifies the possessor’s own views and objectives. It strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It is a highly mystical and protective stone, a bringer of light. It raises consciousness, deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy leakage. Corresponding Chakra: Solar Plexus and Higher Heart/Thymus. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water and place in the sun to recharge.

LAPIS LAZULI: Properties: Opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. Stimulates enlightenment and psychic abilities, releases stress and brings deep peace. Lapis Lazuli encourages self-awareness and releases repressed anger. Corresponding Chakra: Third Eye and Throat. Cleansing and charging: Place in a bowl once a month with tumbled hematite. Recharge amongst Quartz.

MALACHITE: Malachite amplifies both positive and negative energies. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants easily, whether from the atmosphere or from the body. It should be cleansed before and after use. Guards against radiation, clears electromagnetic pollution, clears and activates the chakras. It opens the heart to unconditional love. It can also assist in receiving insights from the subconscious or messages from the future. Placed on the solar plexus, it facilitates deep emotional healing. Corresponding Chakra: Heart. Cleansing and charging: Leave overnight amongst dry tumbled stones. To recharge, place amongst Quartz. WARNING: DO NOT USE ON ANIMALS. If used as a gem elixir, make using the indirect method.

OBSIDIAN: Obsidian is a stone without limitations or boundaries. As such, it works extremely fast and with great power. By placing Obsidian under the pillow, it can draw out mental stress and tension. Obsidian needs to be cleansed after each use, otherwise it will start pushing out the negative energies. Corresponding Chakra: Depends on colour. Cleansing and charging: Can be cleansed once a month under running water and then charged in the sun or amongst Quartz.

QUARTZ: Quartz crystals that are cloudy at the base and become clearer as they reach the tip represent the potential for spiritual growth. Totally clear Quartz crystals are symbols of alignment with cosmic harmony. Corresponding Chakra: All. Cleansing and charging: Store overnight amongst dry hematite. Cleanse once a month under running water. Recharge in the sun or amongst other Quartz.

ROSE QUARTZ: This stone has a wide range of healing properties. It has a beneficial effect on the heart, blood and circulation. It is perceived as a fertility stone and love charm. Place next to your computer to absorb the radiation, prevent headaches and eye fatigue. Rose Quartz is useful in relationship grids as well as anything to do with love, anxiety and relationships. Corresponding Chakra: Heart.

RHODONITE: This stone stimulates, clears and activates the heart chakra. It grounds energy and aids in achieving your highest potential. It also heals emotional shock and panic, abuse, assists in forgiveness, builds up self-confidence, and clears chakra energy flow. Corresponding Chakra: Heart. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water every two weeks. Recharge in the sun or amongst Quartz.

SELENITE: Brings clarity of mind, opens the crown and higher crown chakras. Accesses angelic consciousness and higher guidance. Selenite instils deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. Enhances telepathy, assists judgment and insight, aids in seeing the deeper picture as well as stabilising emotions. Corresponding Chakra: Crown. Cleansing and charging: Do not bring into contact with water. Cleanse and charge in circle of Carnelian/Citrine and Quartz.

SODALITE: Sodalite brings information from the higher mind to the physical level. This stone stimulates the third eye and pineal gland and deepens meditation. Can be placed on computers to block the electromagnetic pollution. Brings harmony to work situations, encourages rational thought, calms panic attacks, enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. Corresponding Chakra: Throat. Cleanse under running water once a week or whenever the stone becomes cloudy or changes colour. Recharge in a bowl of water, with Quartz placed in.

TIGER’S EYE: This stone combines earth energy with sun energy to create a high vibrational state that is well grounded. Placed on the third eye, it enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the kundalini energy. This is a protective stone, used as a talisman against ill wishes and curses. It assists in accomplishing goals and promotes clarity of intention. Mentally, it integrates the hemispheres of your brain and collects scattered information to make a coherent whole. Heals issues of self-worth, self-criticism and blocked creativity.  Corresponding Chakra: Depends on colour. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water after each healing session and recharge in the sun. Red Tigers Eye: This is a stimulating stone that overcomes lethargy and promotes motivation. It speeds up slow metabolism and increases a low sex drive.

TOURMALINE: Tourmaline cleanses, purifies and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. It grounds spiritual energy and forms a protective shield around the body. This is a shamanic stone that brings protection during rituals. Diminishes fear, promotes self-confidence, encourages growth and health of plants and crops, aids in understanding yourself and others, attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. Also enhances energy flow, removes blockages and stimulates meridians.  Corresponding Chakra: Depends on colour. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse once a month under running water. Recharge in the sun. Pink Tourmaline should not be charged in the sun, but rather placed on an Amethyst geode.

TURQUOISE: This is a protective stone which has been used in talismans and amulets for centuries. Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. It enhances intuition in meditation, dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic pollution. Excellent for exhaustion, depression or panic attacks. Corresponding Chakra: Throat. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse amongst tumbled hematite and recharge amongst Quartz. Do not place in the sunlight.

UNAKITE: This is a stone of vision. It balances emotions with spirituality. Placed on the third eye it opens it and promotes visualization and psychic vision. Also, very grounding after meditation or psychic work. Brings a calm gentle energy to.  its environment. Corresponding Chakra: Heart. Cleansing and charging: Cleanse under running water and recharge amongst Quartz.