Metaphysical Properties of Minerals : Abalone to Calcite

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 Metaphysical Properties of Materials: Abalone to Calcite
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Information on the metaphysical, spiritual and healing properties of various elements can be found on the below pages.
Also included is a history of the element, chakra application and Feng Shui usage.

On this page you will find information on materials from Abalone to Calcite

Pages with additional materials:

Abalone to Calcite   |   Carnelian to Fuchsite   |   Garnet to Marble   |   Meteorite to Smithsonite   |   Smoky Quartz to Zoisite

Click on a material to go to that description
Abalone Albite Aqua Aura Calcite
Agate Amazonite Aquamarine Calcite - Green & Lime Green
Agate - Black/Banded Amber Aragonite Calcite - Gold or yellow
Agate - Blue Lace Amethyst Aventurine Calcite - Blue
Agate - Botswana Ammonite Azurite Calcite - Orange
Agate - Fire Angelite Barite/Barium Calcite - Pink
Agate - Moss Apache Tears BERYL Family Calcite - Clear/Optical
Agate - Purple Apatite Bloodstone
Agate - Red/Banded Apophyllite Boji Stones

 

Abalone:

Usually found off the coasts of S. America, Japan, and China. Used by athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue. Also benefits the heart and helps digestion. Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abalone’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers.
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Agate:

Properties: Composed of microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in colorful bands or ribbons. The appearance of the stone is waxy and soft. Almost always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. Agates are one of the oldest good luck stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness. Builds self-confidence. Agate enables the person wearing it to choose their friends carefully. Used to avert from lighting and stormy weather (physically and metaphysically), agate brings prosperity. It is a protector of children. This stone helps us to have patience, and allows for inner peace. Use agate as a gazing tool for divination and meditation. Agate balances emotions and brings insight to any situation.

Folk Remedies: Agate is a fertility stone used for centuries. It is believed to prevent miscarriages and alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Used for centering, taking heart and maintaining blood sugar levels. This is why it is so helpful for dizziness, headaches and impaired balance. anorexia/food issues, lymphnodes, Restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns.

Feng Shui: Agate is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Center for balance, health and grounding and in the West for children, in the Soutwest (as a pair) for fertility and in the East for community and family.

History: Agate is (SiO2) quartz with the addition of Al, Ca, Fe, Mn. This is Chalcedony quartz in red, orange, yellow, browns and blues. Agate has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities Agate stone was named after the river Achates in Sicily. Agate was used to make scarabs in ancient Egypt.
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Black/Banded Agate:

This is a stone for grounding and centering the energies of the Root or Base Chakra. Use for self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace and anxiety. Black agate is considered a receiving stones and is used for calming, soothing, inward meditation and reflection. When used for Chakra healing and balancing, Black Agate represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally, when using black stones at the Root Chakra, they bring us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
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Blue Lace Agate:

Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Strengthens hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, Arthritis.
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Botswana Agate:

Gray and waxy in appearance. Strongly recommended for firefighters, people who smoke, and for anyone who comes in regular contact with excessive amounts of heat or smoke. Helpful for anyone who wants to quit smoking. Beneficial to the circulatory system, the skin, and the brain. A pleasant side effect may be giddiness. Soothes depression.
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Fire Agate:

Most often found in North America. Comes in shades of orange, brown, blue, or green. Strong connection to the energies of the earth. Excellent stone to use before meditating. Induces a feeling of relaxation. Helps alleviate problems relating to the stomach and endocrine system. Helps you examine and deal with problems in a calm and safe manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences. Recommended for dentists, optometrists, and those in the healing profession.
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Moss Agate:

Connects one to Nature. Translucent, transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that look like moss or foliage. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits. Allows one to see all the beauty one's eyes touch.
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Purple Agate:

Is the stone of meditation and spiritual transformation. This stone works on the upper Chakra. It assists in allowing trust with your own intuition and opens the spiritual flood gates to a realm of endless possibilities. It gives us the space to "be" our spiritual selves and clears the mind for extraordinary vision and insight. Agate is composed of microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in colorful bands or ribbons. The appearance of agate is waxy and soft. Almost always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness. Builds self-confidence.
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Red/Banded Agate:

This is a stone for grounding and centering the energies of the Root or Base Chakra. The color for the Root Chakra is red or black and it is grounded with your power. When this Chakra is open, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This Chakra gives you determination, grounds you and helps in survival in the physical realms. Red is a projecting stones which assists in destroy disease, strengthens conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Red stones are used for protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.
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Albite:

Properties: Moonstones are a cut and polished form of Albite. Albite is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Emotional states are connected to the water element, which are connected to the cycles of the moon and tides and therefore, has a strong relationship to a women's menstrual cycle. Therefore, moonstone is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and anxiety. Albite helps cool, soothe and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. Albite has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a lust for life, a youthful attitude and helps us to become comfortable with the aging process and its transitions.

Albite's emotional connection makes it most effective when placed at the 2nd or Sacral/Spleen Chakra. Known to be of ancient spiritual significance in its connection to the moon and the intuitive aspect of one's nature, the source of our intuition is often described as our "gut feeling" found at the Solar Plexus Chakra. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the "spark" is what is felt in the area of our solar plexus. This being the biggest nerve center in our body connected to almost all the organs. This is also where the connection between the three lower Chakra interchange with the four higher Chakra energy centers. Therefore, use moonstone to promote your intuitive and empathic nature. Use it also to encourage lucid dreaming, especially at the time of the full moon. It is the perfect stone for the Emotional Layer of the Aura

Feng Shui: Albite should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection.

History: Albite, K (Al Si3 O8) is an orthoclase feldspar. When cleaved, this semi-translucent stone is most known for creating moonstone.
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Amazonite:

Properties: This stone represents prosperity. Great over a door to bring in new business. It is wonderful for entrepreneurs and those in sales. This hope stone is important to have when starting a new business or financial venture. Amazonite's energy works very well when combined with other feldspar stones such as topaz and aqua aura. A gentle friendly, calming, soothing stone, which opens throat, heart, and solar plexus Chakra. Used for self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This is a great stone for communication, confidence and leadership. Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases self-respect, grace, self-assuredness with communication. Green stone instrumental in distilling the raw information used for personal expression. Helps filter information and combines it with natural intuition. Enhances masculine qualities. Good for anyone involved in the arts. Utilize Amazonite in order to encourage the pursuit of your unique path in life. Amazonite is used to disperse negative energy.

Folk Remedies: Amazonite is believed to effect the throat, thyroid, thymus, nerve and Brain paths by gently soothing the brain and nervous system.

Feng Shui: Amazonite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and for dispersing negative energy in any room.

History: Amazonite (KAlSi308) is a form of pale green Microcline, a potash feldspar found in Brazil, U.S.S.R., and U.S. Like all other feldspars, Amazonite's energy works very well when combined with like stones such as topaz and aqua aura. Named for its place of discovery in the Amazon basin, this stone was believed to be jade for centuries. The parallel shadings caused by the presence of lead, give amazonite its intense color. The best crystals are found near Pike's Peak. It was used in jewelry in the India, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. In Egypt, amazonite was made into tablets in parts of the Book of the Dead and found in the tomb of King Tut.
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Amber:

Properties: This ancient petrified resin (possibly pine tree) has electromagnetic properties. Rubbing a piece of amber with a cloth, will build up an electric charge that makes it attract small items such as wood shavings, paper and straw. It is excellent at detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and other people's energies. Due to its strong connection to nature and the earth, amber is a great stone for grounding our higher energies. Amber can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up depression and suicidal thoughts therefore, bringing about a positive mental state. Also useful as a memory aid, which makes it a good stone for studying. Amber is used for past life work, divination and scrying. It aligns mental and emotional bodies via its deep orange and yellow color.

Amber is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order, dispersing negative energy and clears the surrounding environment. Amber is the stone, which brings about altruism and great wisdom. Amber is known to attract luck, calm energies, attract love, inspire change and improve wisdom.

Folk Remedies: Amber is a powerful healer that draws out "dis-ease" through its detoxifying efforts. It revitalizes tissue, therefore making it a great "stone" for wound healing, as well as for weight gain. This stone helps the Throat Chakra known for treating goiter. Opens Solar Plexus Chakra for mental clarity, mood balance and confidence. Therefore, helps with stomach anxiety, spine issues, central nervous system disorders, brain, memory loss and cell regeneration. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. Amber is known to stimulate metabolism and treat skin disorders. It is also a good stone for treating asthma and allergic reactions.

Feng Shui: Amber is used in the Center/Health position to encourage good health and create balance and calm. Use it in the Northeast area for self cultivation and wisdom, in the Southwest area for partners, love and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in any room to also attract change into your space.

History: Amber (resin) (C10H16O+H2S) has a long history of being used in sacred incense and worn as a healing stone by Asian and American Indian cultures for centuries. This organic gem can date between 1 and 360 million years. Amber is created by the addition of heat and pressure to this sticky resin. When leaves or insects are found as inclusions in this resin, it increases its value. Archeologists have found amber artifacts dating back to such cultures as Assyrian, Egyptian, Phoenician and the Greek and Roman periods. It is known by the Persians as the "attractor of straw", by the Greeks as "sun gold" and derived from the Arab name "al-anbar".
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Amethyst:

Properties: The stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Strengthens and enhances psychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra. Amethyst contains the grounding color of red with the energy of blue, which is expanding, spacious and flow of peace. Amethyst is the color that you see in the sky as twilight transitions into night. Amethyst takes you on this transition from the magic time of dusk to a conscious shift into a different place. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, which Amethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust; surrender so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention; give it all up, so that you can receive more; and bow, that you may become a part of the greater whole. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing stone.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is the most recommended stone for stress relief. Amethyst has a direct link to the mind. It bolsters the production of the hormones, and strengthens the cleansing organs, the circulatory system and blood, the immune system, and body metabolism. Headaches, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal and blood sugar balance. Famous ancient detoxifying stone. Especially helps in sobriety, as well as alcohol, food, sex and other addictions. It soothes the nervous system and assists in the transmission of neural signals. Helps you feel less scattered and more in control of your faculties. Memory skills and motivation improve. Goals are clearer, more realistic, and easier to achieve. However, you must use this stone cautiously with subjects who have paranoid or schizoid tendencies. Can benefit people with insomnia or troubled sleep. Ideal for those who meditate. Promotes selflessness. Useful in dispelling rage, anger, fear, and anxiety, and is a good stone for clarifying and remembering dreams. Helps relieve physical and emotional pain. Strongly recommended that when using Amethyst in conjunction with other stones or crystals, Rose Quartz is used.

Feng Shui: Amethyst is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the Center for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.

History: Amethyst belongs to the Quartz family (SiO2 + Fe), found in Brazil, Canada, Sri Lanka, and parts of East Africa. Color varies from a deep violet to a pale lavender, almost to the point of being clear. Known as the prize stone since the days of ancient Egypt, Amethyst holds an honored place in the Crown Jewels of England, frequently known as the "Rose de France", a popular jewelry item during the Victorian age and worn by every Pope since the sixteenth century.
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Ammonite:

Properties: Ammonite is a stone of protection. It provides for insight and it helps to assist one in seeing the ‘whole picture.’ Gives stability to its user. Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it encourages ones survival instincts and is grounding.

Folk Remedies: Believed to ease birthing pains and bring relaxation. It helps to remind us to keep breathing, due to its circular design.

Feng Shui: Ammonite is believed by Feng Shui masters to be associated to the scales of the mythical creature "Chi Lin" Therefore, it is said to be a powerful wealth stone and brings prosperity, grandeur and illustrious sons, similar to the potency of the Chi Lin.

History: Now extinct, the ammonite mollusk was a shelled cephalopod, usually appearing in a coiled, spiral shape. The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. Ammonites inhabited the world’s oceans and now appear as fossils in marine rocks. Because of their rapid evolution and wide distribution, ammonite fossils provide a useful tool for indexing and dating rocks. It is said that the original discus used by the ancient Greeks in their Olympics was in fact a fossilized ammonite. In India, ammonite fossils are identified with the god Vishnu and are used in various ceremonies. They are mostly collected in Nepal, from the bed of the River Gandaki where it cuts through Jurassic sediments. These fossils are known as "shaligram shila". The word ammonite is derived from Ammon, an Egyptian god who took the form of a ram. Ammonites are similar in appearance to a ram's horn.
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Angelite:

Properties: This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the Aura or ethereal network. It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. Most effective on the Throat Chakra, Angelite helps in self expression, communication and allows us to speak our mind, helping us to become more assertive. Its soothing effects on the Throat Chakra works beautifully in calming and soothing anxiety or overactive children. Use this stone to call your Angels for guidance and support. Angelite is often used for psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for spiritual guidance. Angelite is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which also makes it great for Astral travel. Angelite helps us to see paths to surmount challenges. It dispels anger, renews connections with Universal knowledge, and reduces the "upstream struggle" during new endeavors.

Folk Remedies: Angelite has been used with great results for atrophy of the Thymus. It is used for relieving throat inflammation and to balance the thyroid. Angelite also repairs and soothes tissues and blood vessels. It is very useful for weight control. It aligns physical and etheric fields for healing the self and others. Regenerates and rejuvenates ill or depleted areas. Provides a protective energy field around the area where it is placed.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Northeast area for wisdom and knowledge and in the Center area for balance and harmony.

History: Fairly new discovery in Peru within the last 25 years and found during the Harmonic Conversion. Angelite (CaSO4) is a solid pale blue form of calcium sulfate or "anhydrate", which is gypsum that has lost water and crystallized. It sometimes shows traces of white calcium mineral.
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Apache Tears:

Properties: The stones are said to bring good luck to those possessing them. Black obsidian is a powerful Meditation stone. The purpose of this gemstone is to bring to light that which is hidden from the conscious mind. It dissolves suppressed negative patterns and purifies them. It can create a somewhat radical behavior change as new positive attitudes replace old, negative, egocentric patterns. The Apache tears are also said to balance the emotional nature and protect one from being taken advantage of. It can be carried as an amulet to stimulate success in business endeavors. It is used at the Root Chakra for grounding and protection.

Folk Remedies: Eases and releases pain, loss, sadness, anger, to help heal and go on with life. For looking within, protection, vision quest/purpose. Gently grounds and unblocks lower body and endocrine glands/Chakra. Helps healing.

Feng Shui: This stone is used in any direction in order to attract good luck and protection.

History: The haunting legend about the Apache Tear is about the Pinal Apaches, who had made several raids on a settlement in Arizona. The military and some volunteers trailed the tracks of the stolen cattle and waited for dawn to attack the Apaches. The Apaches, confident in the safety of their location, were completely surprised and out-numbered in the attack. Nearly 50 of the band of 75 Apaches were killed in the first volley of shots. The rest of the tribe retreated to the cliff's edge and chose death by leaping over the edge rather than die at the hands of the white men. For years afterward those who ventured up the treacherous face of Big Pacacho in Arizona found skeletons, or could see the bleached bones wedged in the crevices of the side of the cliff.

The Apache Women and the lovers of those who had died gathered a short distance from the base of the cliff where the sands were white, and for a moon they wept for their dead. They mourned greatly, for they realized that not only had their 75 brave Apache warriors died, but with them had died the great fighting spirit of the Pinal Apaches. Their sadness was so great, and their burden of sorrow so sincere that the Great Father imbedded into black stones the tears of the Apache Women who mourned their dead. These black obsidian stones, when held to the light, reveal the translucent tear of the Apache.
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Apatite:

Properties: Apatite is a great stone for encouraging inspiration. It is the stone used for humanitarian efforts and attitudes. It gives us insight into our own humility, our appreciation and desire toward service for mankind as well as, helps us to access information. Apatite allows us to connect between past and future, the conscious and unconscious and the psychic and intuitive centers. Blue apatite is used especially to heal and stimulate the Throat Chakra, the kidney point for self-expression, teaching, healing, and verbally expressing yourself. Purple apatite is used especially to heal and stimulate the Third Eye Chakra for intuition, psychic insight and stimulation of the pineal gland. Yellow apatite is used primarily for the Solar Plexus Chakra for assimilation, creative spark as well as, intuitive awakening. Apatite is famous for deepening meditation.

Folk Remedies: Since apatite has very high concentrations of minerals as well as trace minerals, it is often used for bone, joint and degenerative ailments such as arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. The high calcium content strengthens bones, muscles and helps with mineral assimilation. The stone is used for issues with the mouth, throat, thyroid, high blood pressure, and especially stuttering. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Therefore it is good for indigestion, weight loss and appetite disturbances either excess or deficient. Helpful for reducing hunger or improving hunger, as it is believed the stone senses the bodies' needs. Helpful for children coping during their growth years as apatite benefits muscle tissue and general motor skills. Promotes calcium absorption. Eases hypertension and restores clear thought. Yellow apatite is helpful for lifting depression and helping with chronic fatigue.

Feng Shui: Apatite is used primarily anywhere to help bring inspiration. Consider using this stone in the Center for balance, health and grounding, in the West for children and in the East for community and family.

History: Apatite Ca5[(F,OH, Cl)(PO4)3] belongs to the family of phosphate minerals and is believed to have very high concentrations of the minerals as well as trace minerals. This stone has been found in dark blue, purple, white, yellow, green, orange, brown and clear. This stone forms in transparent, translucent, and/or opaque forms. The crystal form is hexagonal and often glassy in appearance. The word for this stone derives from the Greek word "apatao" meaning "I am mistaken" as it has easily been confused with half a dozen other minerals over the centuries. It is most commonly confused with fluorite, beryl and aquamarine. Found all over North America as well as in Mexico, Norway, USSR and Sri Lanka. Apatite is a mineral still in its embryonic stage as a healer.
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Apophyllite:

Clear, white, light green striated crystals. Helps one connect tot spirit and act in truth. Very powerful for deep, peaceful stillness and alpha state/meditation/dream recall. Clairvoyance, out of body travel. Green is most powerful: Heals and brings joyous openness to the heart Chakra as it opens the brow and crown chakras. Clears mental fuzziness and channels for with higher-self + angelic realm contact. Helps see truth for growth.

Mirror Apophylite has the additional reflective qualities of being able to receive back what intentions are sent into the "mirror' of this stone. It has been used for centuries in India in the "art of gazing". One Mirror Apophylite is usually passed down from generation to generation. It is often called upon to reflect doings from the past to its user, in order to see both the good and the bad aspects of a families' past. Allowing the gazer to be aware of and work on improving the deficiencies from within. It provides a clear and absolute connection between the physical bodies and the astral bodies of its user. Mirror Apophylite is an extremely powerful crystal and will also enrich the users' intuitive capacities by stimulating the Third Eye Chakra.
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Aqua Aura:

Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Created by treating crystals of natural quartz with an infusion of pure gold. Quartz is placed in a pressurized chamber at high temperature and exposed to pure vaporized gold. The resulting bond creates the rich blue color called Aqua Aura. This is truly a `master' vibrational crystal, as with all energies the conscious use of this energy towards enlightenment is always the prime goal. Aqua Aura Quartz has an energy that can enhance one's intuition and communication, calm one's nerves, and energize one's mental abilities. It is also said to help one's inner beauty to shine, and to attract wealth and success. It increases the ability to send energy & alter consciousness for meditation, telepathy, healing. Opens/clears throat. The aqua aura crystal can help with the thymus gland, located between the heart and throat under the sternum, which is now known to play a vital part in maintaining the body's immunity against all diseases. It will cool fevers and bring calm to the aura, allowing for a flowing peaceful energy. This crystal also works very well with any kind of facial work due to it overall healing energies of the upper chakras, most notably.

Aqua Aura can work as a shield from psychic or psychological attack. Intrusion from outside sources are quickly dissipated by transmutation into pure loving energy, which can work in a healing process which caused the attack. Aqua aura will help you find your own space again. The aqua aura quartz crystal will bring wisdom to expressive communication, encouraging peace and guard against opposing energies. Aqua aura quartz is even more shielding than an aquamarine crystal, because it’s gold inclusion.
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Aquamarine:

Properties: This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea. This is the stone of courage. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openness, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat, Spleen, Heart Chakra. Used for protection on journeys, especially those who travel on water. Affects etheric and mental levels. Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Helps reduce fears. Has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Increases creativity and sharpens intuition. Excellent stone for meditation. Helps one attune to nature. Quiets the mind and reduces stress. Helps bring about a tolerance toward others. Recommended as a purifier of the throat and helps sore throats. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. This stone allows us to find our individually and be ourselves. It is helpful to those who wear it, in regards to finding love, promoting fidelity and smoothing out differences between others.

Folk Remedies: A great stone for stress relief. This crystal is used to strengthen the immune system, thymus, lymph nodes, Filters out unnecessary information to the brain. Calms the nerves. Clarifies perception and strengthens the body's cleansing organs such as the liver, spleen, thyroid, and kidneys. Helps the eyes, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, throat, mouth and ears. This is a very important stone for the Thymus. Releases anxiety, fear, restlessness, peaceful stillness. Allows for better breathing with allergies. This is good stone when recovering from and illness.

Feng Shui: Used in the Southwest (relationship, love) and in negative directions (courage, protection).

History: A beryl stone, (Be3Al2Si6O18) Found in the US, Mexico, USSR, Brazil, and India. Has a soothing influence. This stone is usually clear light blue, blue-green. The stone also occurs in a golden yellow color. It is a good stone for teachers, counselors, chiropractors, genetic engineers, lecturers, and massage, reiki and crystal therapy practitioners. Was given to sailors as protection against drowning and for courage in battle. Used to symbolize the moon due to its connection to the Earth's tides.
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Aragonite:

Translucent purple-pink-brown hexagonal, or white needle crystals. Deep, peaceful meditation; uplifts emotions. Centering, overview, patience under stress, helps us navigate business/managerial/personal challenges with a clear head and steady hand. Giving and receiving easily. Balances yin-yang. Eyes, brain, Central Nervous System, heart, opens spiritual/brow chakra for day-to-day living with an open heart and mind.
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Aventurine:

Properties: Aventurine seems to enable abundance and brings good luck and money, joy, balance and clarity. Universal love, truth and prosperity are traits we can gain by working with Aventurine. This stone is good to have when job interviewing, selling products, or play lotto. This stone helps to stable financial matters, especially when times are tough. Keep it around when paying bills, making business transactions or gambling. It is considered the stone for gamblers. Spiritually, Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity and working with spirit guides. Green is the color of healing and Aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It's a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart center during Chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods. It can also be used in crystal layouts when stress is internalized in the solar plexus area. It is also used with stones which have a seemingly more harsh energy. Aventurine is often referred to as the all-purpose healer. This means not only that it is considered by many to be good for physical disorders, but that it is healing on all levels. It helps us to find solutions to life's problems.

Folk Remedies: Aventurine works with lungs, heart, adrenal glands, calming troubled emotions, and sexual organs. It is known as the "heart healer". Historically also known to draw out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system, stress. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. Heals emotional pain/fear/imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra.

Feng Shui: Works in any area or in your life, which needs an emotional lift. It helps with any negative direction where better choices or good luck is needed. Aventurine is associated with the North area related to career and the West area relating to creativity.

History: A member of the quartz family, Aventurine, (SiO2) is a green chalcedony that contains small inclusions of one of several shiny minerals which give the stone a glistening effect. The glistening effect of Aventurine is known as aventurescence. The color of the aventurescence depends on the mineral included in the stone. Mica inclusions give the give the stone a yellowish or silverish glitter or sheen. Goethite and Hematite inclusions give the stone a reddish or grayish glitter or sheen. Fuschite inclusions give the stone a greenish sheen. Aventurine may be green, orange, brown, yellow, or gray.
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Azurite:

Solid deep blue, blue-purple. A blue copper-based stone found in association with Malachite, which is its cousin. Less common than Malachite but found in abundance in Arizona. Activates brow and throat Chakra more assertive communication and alert, quite, deep access to subconscious and other times/places/lives. Psychicness, creativity, decisiveness, deeper insight, seeing truth, reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth. High copper content stimulates thyroid, sinus, skin cleansing, spleen, nervous system, mental and etheric bodies. Referred to as the jewel of wisdom. It is said to increase psychic abilities. Esoteric gem literature states that Azurite can restructure molecules, revitalize the brain, rebuild gray matter, and aid in developing embryonic babies in the womb. The deep blue stone helps you release the past and gracefully anticipate and accept the future simultaneously. Cultivates the ability to reach into the subconscious and examines states of mind. This cleanses the mind and makes one more capable of insight and pure thought. Helps one recognize the resources within themselves. Benefits the spleen, thyroid, bones, and skin. An integral part of many crystal and gemstone-healing layouts. Also enhances meditation.
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Barite/Barium:

Barium, is an orthorhombic mineral form of barium sulfate(BaSO4). It is the chief barium ore and is also called barytes and barite. It is a white or colorless mineral which is often tinged with blue, brown, gray, red or yellow. Its name is derived from the Greek word "barys" meaning heavy. Barite is used by the Native Americans in their ceremonial practices. They used it to go from physical matter to the spiritual. In Dream Therapy, barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing one to remember their dreams. On a physical level, Barite is used to cleanse the system of toxins, to soothe a nervous stomach and to assist in the healing of addictions. The Blue variety of Barite is used to stimulate conversation as well as to give the courage needed to speak in front of large crowds. This sky-blue colored cluster of crystals, made of orthorhombic structure, is often seen as Celestite also called celestine. Barite is found all over the world either in masses, crystals or the famous desert rose. Some of the many countries are Mexico, Canada, England and the USA.
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BERYL Family:

Properties: Beryl stones represent a group of minerals, which include aquamarine, emerald, golden or yellow beryl, heliodor and morganite, to name a few. Beryl assists its possessor in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation. Good for relieving stress, calming the mind. This stone works with the particular color in relation to each Chakra center. This stone is known to stimulate communication (blue), acceptance and healing (green), reawakens the love of married people (pink), supports spiritual growth (gold and white) and gives us strength and power (yellow).

Folk Remedies: Beryl has been used for centuries to help stomach, intestines, ulcers, nausea and eating disorders. It works with the mental body for exhaustion, depression and stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine and bones. Beneficial for elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines. Helps strengthen the circulatory and pulmonary systems, making them more resistant to toxins and pollutants. Helpful to the eyes, throat and easing a stressed mental state. Beryl is often used as a sedative.

Feng Shui: Beryl stones are used in the Center area for harmony, balance and spiritual growth, in the North area for personal journey and in the Southwest area for relationships of any kind.

History: This stone is found in the US, India, and USSR. It is found in shades of yellow, gold, white, blue, or green. Beryl stones' color results in the amount of metals found within these minerals. Beryl was used as cutting tools in the Upper Paleolithic period, as ceremonial stones in the rites of magic and used to signify greatness. Famous forms of beryl include Morganite, found by industrialist, JP Morgan, Heliodor, called the gift of the sun and Bixbite, named after Maynard Bixby, who cataloged the minerals of Utah.
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Bloodstone:

Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red) Chakra.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is one of the most recommended stones for blood and circulation issues. Bloodstone is an immune stimulator and energy cleanser. It is believed to neutralize toxins. Believed to be helpful with menstrual cramps, anemia, blood clots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductive issues and imbalance. It has been used for cleansing heart and blood circulation, marrow, thymus and lungs. Helps purify toxic blood and detoxify the kidneys, liver, and spleen. It can be placed in a bowl of water or in bath water to ensure peaceful sleep and protects against nightmares. This is a good stone for pregnant women.

Feng Shui: Bloodstone is used primarily anywhere to quell negative energy. Used in the East direction to honor our ancestors, in the Southeast for abundance and in the Southwest for relationships and love (use a pair of stones in this direction).

History: Bloodstone, also called "Heliotrope" (named for its sun "red" glow - helios - setting over a green sea) is from the quartz family (Si02). It is a type of chalcedony, similar to jasper. The green color is caused by small crystals of actinolite and the red patches are from streaks of iron oxide. Found in the Mediterranean, USSR and India, this stone was used by the Babylonians for amulets, seals and decor. Because of its deep green color with flecks of red, often resembling drops of blood, it was used throughout Europe as a carving stone for making scenes of the crucifixion. It was often carried by soldiers during war because it was believed to stop bleeding and heal wounds faster.
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Boji Stones:

Iron-magnetite concretion. Solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron. Grounding, electromagnetic. Balances body's energy field. Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand. Recharges electrically in sun. (Store boji's apart -magneticness neutralizes each other. Also wearing/holding with tiger's eye or other stone containing asbestos may bring on ill feeling.) Rough "male" and smooth "female" stones both have + and - charge.
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Calcite:

Abundant crystal that comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. Beneficial for the cleansing organs, bones, joints, and for sharpening mental clarity. Helps boost memory. Helps one draw more insight from books or personal experience by making important information easier to remember. Soft. Athletes use Calcite because they feel it can aid the bones and joints that are stressed or injured during practice or competition. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions.
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Green & Lime Green Calcite:

Tranquility; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Needs cleansing if sticky. Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one.
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Gold or yellow Calcite:

Is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the sun and light. Recommended for astral projection. Spine, bones. Detoxification of kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Decalcifying joints.
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Blue Calcite:

Eases pain (especially back)This stone works well at the Throat Chakra and has been used to help with degenerative issues such as arthritis.

Orange Calcite:

Uplifting, joy, happiness, humor. This stone works well at the Spleen/Sexual Chakra.
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Pink Calcite: (Cobalt-Calcite)

Brings love, patience, gentleness, compassion. Soothes intensity of feelings. Mental and emotional balance. Works wonders on the heart chakra and allows healing to transpire.
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Clear/Optical Calcite:

Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Optical Calcite allows for clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. It reminds one of the double meaning of words. Assists one in communication during difficult conversations. Excellent in clearing and cleansing the outer body. Calcite releases electrical energy when placed under pressure. It is an energy amplifier. It is used in multi-directional energy distribution, when energy is directed to the center of the crystal, it separates and returns at double its intensity. Can clear and activate ALL Chakra.
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