Metaphysical Properties of Minerals : Garnet to Marble

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 Metaphysical Properties of Materials: Garnet to Marble
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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 Garnet to Marble

Pages with additional materials:

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

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Garnet Goldstone Jade - Blue Jet
Garnet's shapes/colors Granite Jade - Brown Kunzite
Almandine  Hawk's/Falcon's Eye Jade - Green Kyanite
Andradite  Hawk's/Falcon's Eye - Blue Jade - Lavender Labradorite (Spectrolite)
Grossulante  Hawk's/Falcon's Eye - Gray Jade - Red Lapis Lazuli
Hessontie  Hematite Jade - White or Cream Larimar
Melanite  Herkimer Diamonds Jade - Yellow and Orange Lepidolite
Pyrope  Hiddenite Jasper Lodestone aka Magnetite
Rhodolite  Howlite Jasper - Brown aka Picture Malachite
Spessartite  Infinite Jasper - Green aka Fancy Malachite/Azurite 
Uvarovite  Iolite (Cordierite) Jasper - Ocean Marcasite 
Geodes Ivory Jasper - Red Marble 
Gold Jade Jasper - Yellow

 

Garnet:

Properties: This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held in and not expressed. Therefore, garnet is good for those who have anger issues directed to themselves, NOT for those who spew anger like venom or attack others with their anger (think orange or yellow stones for this condition)!

Garnet is a stone of passion. It is given as a gift of love's attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of quick return. Red represent love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. When Garnet is used in conjunction with the pituitary gland, can help provide past-life information. Should be placed on the center of the forehead. If carried around in the pocket and then placed on the forehead of another person, closer ties will form with that individual. Garnet is a stone of commitment.

Garnet has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a strength and therefore, personal power, which increases success, a victorious attitude and sparks the energies of creativity through our kundalini starting at the base of the Root Chakra. Garnet's emotional connection makes it most effective when placed at the 2nd or Sacral/Spleen Chakra. Known to balance out sexual energy by both increasing libido or decreasing sexual addiction. Garnet is known in Indian mythology for persistence, stamina and energizing the Kundalini fire (our fire of eternal metamorphosis).

Garnet is a good stone to have around for emotional drama, traumatic crisis or when you feel backed into a corner with no way out. Garnet will show you the way out. It is the perfect stone for clearing the Emotional Layer of the Aura. Utilize its strong support energy. Anyone dealing with depression, should always carry a piece of garnet with them as it encourages feelings of joy, hope and will power. Its fiery color drives away fatigue and stimulates the imagination.

Folk Remedies: 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, garnet works well with blood issues. It was believed to be helpful with problems of poor blood circulation and strengthens the heart both in a physical manner and metaphysical approach. Garnet warms and energizes physically (and emotionally) when treating arthritis, frostbite, paralysis and is a good grounding stone. It is a remedy stone for exhaustion, low blood pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles, kidneys, gallstones. Stimulates life force and sexuality, hormone balance, antibodies, fertility, and brings vitality during the catabolic process. Hidegard Von Bingen prescribed garnet to strengthen the heart. Avoid if excess anger, impatience, high blood pressure, heat, or inflammation. Used for the assimilation of vitamins and minerals.

Feng Shui: Garnet should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection, in the North for personal journeys, victory and success, and in the Southwest for partnership (always use two stones here).

History: Garnet, K (SiO4)3 + another metal, this stone ranges in color from deep emerald green through yellow, brown, and red (interestingly enough, never blue). They each have a different name according to color. (See below). Common to the US, but found all over the world. Garnet comes from the Latin word "granum" meaning grain or seed-like. This name was derived from the tiny little seed like stones resembling pomegranate seeds, often made into jewelry. Dating as far back as the 3100 B.C.E. in Egypt where garnet was crafted into beautiful jewelry and beads for clothing, crowns and dinnerware. In the bible, garnet is mentioned as one of the 12 stones in the Breastplate of Aaron. It was believed to be used by Noah, crafted into a lantern, which lead the ark through long, dark nights. The ancient Greeks used garnet in its red form and the Persians considered it the "royal stone" carving the faces of their kings in the stone. Garnet was considered a traveler's stone, warning anyone who carried the stone of danger unseen.

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Garnet's shapes and colors:

Round represents love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. Square-cut Garnets help bring about business opportunities and filter out concerns that are not one's own. Rectangular shapes aid in the matter of intellect or the earth.
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Almandine Garnet:

Red, orange-red with brown, purple-red: regenerative, absorbent, strength, stamina, deep love.
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Andradite Garnet:

Black, green, yellow: dynamic, flexibility, stimulates creativity, and attracts what you need most in your relationship.
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Grossulante Garnet:

Brown, green, orange-yellow, white, yellow: good for going with the flow, enhances fertility, assimilation and works with bone disorders.
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Hessontie Garnet:

Orange to brown: gets rid of quilt, inferiority and low self esteem/respect. Opens intuition and psychic abilities. Used for astral travel.
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Melanite Garnet:

Black, allows one to speak the truth by unblocking the heart and throat. Grounding stone used for overcoming a lack of love in any situation. <a class="pagging" href="#top">(go to top)</a>

Pyrope 

Red, orange-red, purple-red: restores vitality, charisma, creativity, and stability. It aligns the Root and Crown chakras together.
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Rhodolite Garnet:

Purple and red-purple: works best at the Third eye and Crown chakras for stimulating intuition, contemplation, inspiration and enhances healthy sexuality, alleviating frigidity.
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Spessartite Garnet:

Orange-brown, red-orange, yellow, yellow-brown: imparts willingness to help others, stimulates the heart chakra, enhances the analytical process and the rational mind.
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Uvarovite Garnet:

Varieties of green: promotes individuality, strengthens the heart chakra, brings one back to nature and helps one experience peace and solitude.
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Geodes:

Geodes are spherical stones containing cavities lined with crystalline structure growing towards the center. It usually contains quartz, amethyst, citrine, or calcite. Facilitates astral travel and assistance in the pursuits of mathematics. Allow one to both recognize and analyze the decision-making process. Allows freedom to shape one's future, connection to the higher planes, stimulates communication skills. Used in the treatment of hands, lungs and nervous disorders.
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Gold:

An excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar plexus and Heart Chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after much self-healing (addictions, childhood...) Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (Greed too). Yang. Pink = Gold + copper. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White: Combines sun and moon's energy, thus higher conductor and amplifier. A regenerator, helping one renew oneself. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. It benefits the nervous system and improves the ability of the nerves to transmit information in the most efficient manner. Helps digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food. Benefits the circulatory system and blood. Helps control hormonal and chemical imbalances. Can be of great importance to individuals with degenerative diseases, such as heart disease or arthritis. Helps the brain work more efficiently. It works well with all crystals and gemstones. Can be used in conjunction with Copper and Silver, which aid in boosting its abilities in specific instances. Gold settings: Gold is ruled by the Sun a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it.
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Goldstone:

Medium brown with tiny coppery glitter. Goldstone is a man-made stone, just a type of glass with glittery metallic material in it. It is a valid classification, as it has many properties of NATURAL glasses, such as obsidian which are modified by its being man-made and having been doped with additives. Originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Gently uplifting, mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra to reduce stomach tension, protect center of body.
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Granite:

Properties: The elemental powers of water and earth, ocean tumbled granite is a unique stone combining the elements of the sea with the deep rooted foundations of the earth! These stones are often full of shiny, light reflecting druses. This stone is a great balancer of water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check. This incredible stone works on both the Base/Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions. Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on skepticism. It allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite in particular helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!

Folk Remedies: Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head.

Feng Shui: Granite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and the Center area grounding, good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room.

History: Granite (SiO2) (Al2O3) is composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are at depth within the crust. Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone. The Egyptians incorporated granite in many of their pyramids. The Red Pyramid of Egypt, named for the light blood red hue, has exposed granite on its surface. The Menkaure's Pyramid was constructed of limestone and granite blocks. The Great Pyramid of Giza contains a huge granite sarcophagus made of "Red Aswan Granite."
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Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:

Properties: This stone, also called Falcon's Eye helps us to gain perspective, to see (and face) situations fully. Hawk's Eye is the stone of vision, insight and psychic awareness. It allows us to see the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk's eyes. This stone is often used to balance pessimistic behavior and therefore dissolves negative energy and the thought patterns associated with it. This "all seeing stone" allows perspective on any situation and it can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. It helps us to look at an emotional block that may be buried deep in our psyche. This versatile stone can be used to heal earth energy and helps us to become grounded when used at the Root Chakra. This stone should be used for those who want to blame others for their problems and are not able to look at their problems directly.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for improving circulation, bowel movements, legs and a psychosomatic feeling of a stiff neck, frozen shoulder or pit in the throat (Plum Pit Qi).

Feng Shui: Hawk’s Eye is used primarily in the Southeast (Wealth) corner as it attracts abundance.

History: Hawk's Eye is a variation of the quartz family, (SiO2). When quartz becomes imbedded between the fibers of crocidolite, the process results in two crystals; blue, green, gray crystals called Hawk’s Eye or the golden brown crystal called Tiger’s Eye. Found primarily in mines in South Africa, it has recently been more and more difficult to get tiger's eye here. Alternative mines include those from Griqualand West. Hawk's Eye (and its variations) where used by Roman soldiers in battle for protection. It's appearance was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance as the "eyes of a hawk or falcon".
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Hawk's Eye can be found in colors including:

Blue Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:

Deepens meditation. helps us see the truth (self, others, situations) in order to grow. It can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities.
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Gray Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:

Is the color of individuals. It gives off the impression that you are self-sufficient and have good self-control and prefer to be uninvolved. Gray is associated with independence, self-reliance, and acts as a shield from influence. However, gray gives off a negative feeling and can make a person who is around this color frequently, feel lonely and self-critical. Gray takes on many of the characteristics of black and white since it is a combination of the two.
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Hematite:

Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.

Folk Remedies: Hematite is associated with the Spleen, blood, and cleansing. The iron in this mineral has a strong effect on the blood. Used in supporting the kidney's blood-cleansing function. Recommended for those with anemia. Helps in tissue regeneration. Hematite is given to those who need to regroup after jet lag, stress, birth and anesthesia. Hematite aids absorption of iron in the small intestines and benefits all fluid functions in the body.

Feng Shui: Used in the Center area for balancing and grounding, in the Southeast for self worth and in the Northeast area for self-cultivation.

History: Hematite is silver-gray metallic, which is an iron ore (iron oxide Fe2O3). Found in the US, Brazil, and Canada. Hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood". In soft powder or sedimentary form, this crystal is called "red ocher". Egyptians used hematite to calm hysteria and anxiety and was used for amulets. Roman soldiers wore it for protection. The Chinese see hematite as being more Yang in nature. Native Americans used red ochre for ceremonies and for war paint.
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Herkimer Diamonds:

Properties: These clear crystals closely resemble Diamonds but are really Quartz. Considered a "Dream stone", they are used in meditation or under your pillow to enhance visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra therefore, this stone shifts the brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; and can be used as a bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakra centers, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel for psychic readings and meditation. This stone helps you choose a direction to follow that will offer the path of least resistance. They contain a store of ecological memory that can be utilized by a person who can tune into the energy. Can also guide you in remembering your own past-life experiences.

Folk Remedies: This crystal Help to increase (raise) the energy levels of those handling the stone as well as the healing qualities of other stones. Very useful in helping to lessen the pressures of day-to-day life and the stress and tension-related diseases that can result. They help you recognize the signs of stress before it can do physical damage. Strongly recommended to use with Amethyst (recall, dream stone), Rose Quartz (heart felt desires) and Hematite (to ground and focus).

Feng Shui: Herkimer Diamond is used primarily anywhere to help clear and move energy where there is stagnation. Used in the Northeast direction for wisdom and self-knowledge, in the East for community and in the Southwest for drawing relationships closer.

History: First found in Herkimer, New York, this special clear quartz.(SiO2) was first thought to be a diamond due to its brilliance. It encourages stabilization and a dynamic exchange of energy. Cleanse this stone often.
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Hiddenite:

A spodumene, like kunzite. Green. Best known for drawing prosperity. Clears heart to receive. Eases love or dollar loss. Calming.
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Howlite:

Properties: The stone of emotional expression, howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance. Howlite works by helping one to build decency of character. It shows us how to be less selfish, confrontational and less critical. This is a good stone to help eliminate rage and anger. Howlite increases action, dissolves hesitation as it encourages ambition towards one's goals. Although this stone in white in pure form, Howlite is most effective on the Heart Chakra center, bringing greater gentleness, patience and tact. Howlite has been used in the past for astral traveling and accessing past lives. It has a strong spiritual connection to the past, as it can lead you to a stronger spiritual future. This can be done by placing the stone at the Third Eye Chakra. It therefore makes for a wonderful meditation stone.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is a recommended stone for bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of the body. It has been known to treat soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and contusions, while helping with pain management. Use Howlite as an elixir or essence for insomnia. The stone can be placed under your pillow as well. Use howlite in a grid around your bed to also help with poor sleep issues, especially those caused by over thinking.

Feng Shui: Howlite 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: Howlite was discovered in the United States.
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Infinite:

Properties: This light green version of serpentine, possesses a gentle and tranquil energy, used as an all purpose and multi-talented healing stone. The most impressive attributes of this stone focus on the past. It is used to integrate past, present and future experiences. It holds to task, its ability to focus on exploring and coming to terms with, past relationships, past ordeals and even past lives. This stone leads to contact with angelic guidance. When used in meditation, it can help an individual to discover their particular spirit healer or guides. Infinite is useful in shamanic journeying. Infinite stone draws out negativity that is manifested within our bodies, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Infinite is placed on the Throat Chakra in order to help us confront anyone from our past, speak about our past or confront past issues we tend to carry into our present situation. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order, dispersing negative energy and clears the surrounding environment. Infinite can be used to inspire change and improve our understandings from the past in order to improve our future. Use Infinite for finding lost objects. Infinite helps to evolve one's sense of self-control, allowing one to release control over others in order to better maintain control over one's own life.

Folk Remedies: Infinite is a powerful healer that draws out pain. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. Serpentine is known for treating skin disorders and Infinite has a powerful, yet gentle approach, working on skin issues that a forceful method may not necessarily resolve. It is also a good stone for treating muscular skeletal pain and menstrual problems. Infinite is known to soothe the blood and can have a profound effect upon blood pressure.

Feng Shui: Infinite 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: Infinite (Mg 6 [(OH)10/Si4O10] +Al, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni) has been worn as an amulet to protect those from snakebite during ancient times. It was used for centuries to redirect poison, in the belief that venomous creatures are kept at bay when Infinite is carried, or their poison extracted/rendered harmless. This stone is believed to be discovered by Steven Rosley in South Africa after which, he asked healers to meditate on the stone. Based on the healer’s impressions and intuitive thoughts, he appropriately named the stone Infinite, due to its infinite healing possibilities.
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Iolite: (Cordierite)

Clear bluish-lavender. Opens a light pathway from Throat Chakra up through Crown. Truth, simplicity, imagery, peace. Living at higher awareness level. Iolite is considered a very strong "Shaman" stone, and can stimulate visions. Alcohol/addiction detoxification, sobriety. A newer stone recently more available. Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities. It can open one to psychic talents and expand them, and is excellent for use on the third eye and crown chakras. It can also enhance curiosity. It is also an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a peaceful approach. Iolite is also said to help build relationships.
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Ivory:

Because of the fact that Ivory is generally considered to be the bone of mammals, and most Ivory comes from elephants, walruses, and whales and poachers have killed so many that certain species are on the brink of extinction, use Ivory ONLY if you are very drawn to it. It can be found mostly in white or cream, although some shades of pink and yellow do exist. It is especially well suited for ailments of the bones, joints, and teeth. Also benefits the skin and the circulatory system. Helps you become more introspective and analytical. It may make you more in tune with animals and nature, but you have to have this desire in order to open a path for this expression. When considering Ivory for yourself, you must always consider why it is important to possess it. If its spiritual value is great enough, you can proceed with the purchase and simply wrestle with the ecological ramifications (it would perhaps help to make a spiritual offering to the animal that died.) But if Ivory is only perceived as jewelry that has nice side effects or as an object of great monetary values, then it would seem wisest to forget it.
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Jade:

Properties: The ancient Chinese culture has revered Jade for centuries. Jade is considered the health, wealth and longevity stone. used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony. Jade is known as androgynous, therefore it is considered having a gentle, steady pulse of healing energy. Jade is found in different colors and can be used on the appropriate Chakra based on its color. Properties common to all colors of Jade include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way. Jade bounds us to our earth energies and physical instincts. Jade is a humbling stone.

Folk Remedies: Jade works with the lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs. Strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing systems and assists in the removal of toxins.

Feng Shui: Jade is used in positive directions for longevity and a good life. Used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the Northeast area for wisdom and in the Southwest area for love and partnership. (Be sure to use two stones together in this area, never one or three).

History: There are two varieties of Jade, Jadeite (NaAlSi2O6) and Nephrite (Ca2[MgFe]5Si8O22[OH]2. Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in its healing abilities, but its colors are creamier and less translucent than Jadeite; Nephrite is the more commonly found variety. Jade may come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use.
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Blue Jade:

A peaceful and passive energy source. Helps people who meditate to relax and gain an inner serenity. A quiet teacher of patience and slow, steady progress. It is a wonderful stone to give to people who feel restricted or overcome by situations beyond their control.
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Brown Jade:

A stone that connects us to the earth. A good stone to use to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment.
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Green Jade:

Most common. Very calming to the nervous system. The color green is representative of life or growth. Helps one channel passions in a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.
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Lavender Jade:

In touch with the emotions. Beneficial to people who have been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves. Can help one learn restraint and subtlety in matters of emotional importance.
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Red Jade:

A passionate and active stone. Caution is advised here: it can have such a stimulating influence that the wearer becomes agitated and feels the need to express anger. It can help you extract those feelings and come to terms with them. Use Red Jade to blow off steam, to release tension.
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White or Cream Jade:

Helps one direct their energy to its most advantageous outlet. Helps filter out distraction and allows you to envision the best result of a given situation. Also suggested for the eyes.
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33Yellow and Orange Jade:

Both are similar enough to be considered together. Both impart the gift of joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all beings. Help organs that process food and waste in our bodies.
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Jasper:

Properties: This stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions. It has the ability to foster and nurture and its energy is used for grounding and protection. Considered more effective if it is used for long periods of time because it works slowly. Each color of Jasper has additional, specific qualities when used alone. Jasper is very effective when use on the Root Chakra.

Folk Remedies: Jasper is a general tissue regeneration; mineral assimilation; and general healing. Darker colors are more grounding. Suggested to be used for elixirs because it will not over-stimulate any part of the body. Jasper works well in conjunction with Opals. Recommended for executives as an assist in quick thinking. Also helps them endure stress. Jasper can benefit most with direct contact to the skin.

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

History: Jasper is chalcedony (SiO2) quartz. Multicolored due to impurities, which will turn the stone yellow, orange, brown and green, are the most popular colors. Jasper has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities based on its mineral formation, such as the addition of iron in red jasper or ocean jasper, found close to the sea. Jasper stone was used in ancient Persia and Syria as jewelry, bowls and adornments. Native American traditions use jasper for connecting with the spirit world and for protection when traveling.
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Brown Jasper aka Picture Jasper:

Helps one find stability and balance. Benefits ailments that result from environmental pollution. Boosts the immune system and assist in extracting pollutants and toxins from the body. Keep in mind that this process takes some time since Jaspers work slowly. Helps one become more ecologically aware. Well suited for use by people who wish to relive past events through regression or analysis.
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Green Jasper aka Fancy Jasper:

Is used for Respiratory/Heart Chakra work. Especially suited to tempering aspects of your life that have taken on too great an importance. Works as a gentle daily reminder that the whole is only the result of all the parts. Works best on ailments of the upper torso, digestive tract, and the cleansing organs.
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Ocean Jasper:

Ocean Jasper® is produced from only one mine near Marovato, Madagascar. The deposit, being located at the edge of the ocean, can only be seen and collected at low tide. This remote area has no roads so the material must be transported to civilization by boat. Technically considered "Orbicular Jasper" in reference to its colorful orbs, some have adopted the name "Moon Jewel Jasper." But "Ocean Jasper" seems most fitting, as it was found right along the shore. Orbicular jasper's distinctive patterns are made up of round or spherical inclusions of contrasting colors floating in solid jasper. The orbs can range in diameter from a millimeter to a centimeter, and frequently show a particularly dramatic concentric banding. How orbicular jasper forms is still a scientific mystery. This stone helps one to accept responsibilities, develop patience and help with circular breathing during meditation. Orbicular Jasper allows for nutritional stabilization, to improve digestion and assist in detoxification and elimination.
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Red Jasper:

This stone works much like Bloodstone in its link to the circulatory system. Beneficial in battling diseases of the blood and detoxifying blood-rich organs like the liver. It helps bring problems to light before they are a threat. Also used for protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds. Red Jasper can be used at the Root Chakra and represents Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation. Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It 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 this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The color for the root chakra is red and it is grounded with your power. Red stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Dense, heavy, and/or opaque.
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Yellow Jasper:

Yellow jasper beneficial to the endocrine glands and the cleansing organs. Makes one feel stronger and in better physical condition. Yellow for stomach, intestines, liver, spleen areas. earthy grounding. Also used for communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders. Yellow Jasper can be used at the Solar Plexus Chakra and represents Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. The color for this chakra is yellow. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will. Yellow stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success.
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Jet:

A fossilized organic matter used as a healing stone. A form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. Has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Helps control mood swings and fights deep depression. Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment. If worn, it should be set in silver.
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Kunzite:

Properties: Kunzite is a powerful, high level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts. Most effective on the Heart Chakra , it opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. It represents unconditional lovingness and compassion. Used for healing abuse/loss/addictions. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness. Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing...being centered emotionally and spiritually. Strengthens healers and teachers.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for reducing depression, mood swings, stress, radiation. Used extensively by the medical profession for psychiatric disorders. Good for the circulatory system and the lungs. A soothing stone that can help you adjust to the pressures of modern life.

Feng Shui: Kunzite is used in the North for personal growth and journeys and in the Northeast direction for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

History: A member of the Spodumene family with lithium. Pink, clear in color (the green version is called Hiddenite). Kunzite (LiAlSi2O6) gets its color from manganese. Kunzite has been dubbed the evening stone due to the fact that it fades in bright sunlight. In addition to being pleochroic, it is sometimes phosphorescent.
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Kyanite:

Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions, especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and visualization. Black Kyanite is best used for grounding and balance at the Root Chakra. This is where it gets its "Mother Earth" reputation.

Folk Remedies: This stone is known for restoring energy balance and quickly creating tranquility due to the fact that it is an energy conduit.

Feng Shui: This stone is most often found in light blue and black, which are both the colors representing Winter, as well as water. Used in the Center direction, according to its "Mother Earth" reputation, it is ideal for grounding, balance and spiritual growth. It is also used in the North to create success. If you wish to effect change in your life, use this in the direction you need it most.

History: Kyanite (Al2SiO5) is formed from Andalusite, which recrystallizes when either a decrease in the temperature or increase in the pressure occurs during its creation. This splintery stone is most often found in light blue and black and is a variety of the mineral, Disthene.
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Labradorite (Spectrolite):

Subtle green/blue/yellow/etc. metallic iridescent. Brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Originality. Easier, more restful sleep. Helps us relate to others. Opens energy flow to Solar plexus and Brow Chakra and whatever other centers are most in need. Still evolving along with us. Fragile, avoid salt cleansing.
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Lapis Lazuli:

Solid, med. to dk. blue. In meditation, opens Brow Chakra: higher guidance, intuition, connection to higher self, overview, decisions for good of all. Organizes, quiets mind. Opens Throat/Thyroid Chakra: Self-expression, writing, creativity, dream insight, allows total awareness...Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, autism, shyness, nervous system, depression, serenity, self-acceptance; MS, speech, hearing, pituitary, DNA, lymph, inflammation, pain (especially head), protection stone. Shelters the wearer like a shield. . Extraordinarily deep blue stone often flecked with Pyrite. Can also be mottled with white Calcite. Most is currently mined in the USSR and Afghanistan. Beneficial to the respiratory system, especially the throat and lungs, the cleansing organs, and the nervous system. A good stone for blood purification and for boosting the immune system. A powerful thought-amplifier and is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can increase psychic abilities and will open the third eye. Can guide you in the direction of mental and spiritual purity. It should be worn as close to the throat as possible or at least above the diaphragm so that the energy of the wearer is drawn upward.
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Larimar:

A gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer. Brings tranquility of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, changes with love. Self-expression, patience, acceptingness, simplicity, creativity, artwork. With red spots: helps gentle people be assertive. Cools, draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn heat. Especially helps the creativity and Throat Chakra. (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Pleasantly uplifts the heart and eases stress.
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Lepidolite:

Properties: This is the stone of rebirth. Useful for transitions in life. Helpful in times of stress and coping with stress therefore, creating calm and relaxation. Lepidolite is used to help ease the transition from addiction. Gently eases intensity of our emotional feelings, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, worry, and anxiety. Brings hope, relief, gentleness, self-love, patience, self-forgiveness, unworried sleep, mental/emotional balance, and well-being. This stone is particularly good for students as it is helpful for studying, learning, manifesting, change and awareness. This stone is used for self-criticism, when we become down on ourselves, lepidolite allows us to see for ourselves who we really are and the potential that lies within us. To enjoy the benefits from this stone, meditate with it in your hands on a daily basis. Lepidolite balances Brow Chakra with new spiritual love. It speeds up decision making, stimulating the intellect and encouraging independence and free and clear thinking. Scanning this stone around the Aura will allow you to locate discomfort and dis-ease anywhere in the energy field.

Folk Remedies: Since lepidolite is a lithium-mica stone it is useful mood swing, bi-polar disorders, treating the master gland and immune system, skin, DNA. This stone is good for creating calm sleep, relieving exhaustion and soothes the body through detoxification. This is the stone to assist in better digestion. Because of its mineral make-up, lepidolite has been used over the centuries for menopause, Alzheimers, sick building syndrome, allergies and epilepsy. As a generator of negative ions, this stone can clean up negativity. Place this stone on or near a computer to clear electromagnetic pollution and computer stress. This stone assists in astral travel, shamanic work and spiritual journeys. Farmers and gardeners have used lepidolite for producing more abundant crops. Lepidolite will cleanse the atmosphere after quarrels between two people.

Feng Shui: Lepidolite is used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the North area for personal journeys and in the Northeast area for self worth, cultivation, knowledge and wisdom.

History: Lepidolite (KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2 is a lithium-mica. It is high in lithium and was originally mined for the mineral. Solid lavender to soft pink and sparkly, this stone is a member of the monoclinic group, measuring 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This stone was originally called "lilalite" when first discovered in the eighteenth century due to its lilac color. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.
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Lodestone: also called (Magnetite, Iron.)

Metallic black, natural magnet. Related to (and works like) hematite for grounding, clear thinking, focus (detail work, decisions, etc.). Electromagnetically pulls toxic blocks and pain from energy meridians, pancreas, and lower glands. The Chinese are said to have been aware of some of the effects of magnetism as early as 2600 B.C. They observed that stones similar to magnetite, when freely suspended, had a tendency to assume a nearly north and south direction. Because of the directional quality of these stones, they were later referred to as lodestones or leading stones.
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Malachite:

Steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Clean very frequently -- daily if possible! . Often variegated and is one of the basic ores of Copper. Should be used with extreme care because it can amplify negative qualities. Caution must always be used when wearing it as jewelry. However, Malachite also magnifies the positive, and so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing. It should not be used in healing without careful consideration of who is doing the healing. It is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration. It is said to awaken healing qualities and useful in fighting mental illnesses. Said to stimulate the optic nerve, help the pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, and help dyslexia. People living near nuclear power plants should keep pieces of Malachite in their homes, since Malachite may expel plutonium. A warning: Malachite in raw form has dust particles that are highly toxic and their ingestion should be avoided.
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Malachite/Azurite:

A natural blending of two beneficial stones. Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. A blue-green stone that is helpful to anyone. Malachite has the ability to draw out positive or negative energy, and Azurite is soothing and calming to the spirit. Together they have the ability to neutralize energy and produce a sense of calm. Sleep will improve and you will be better able to interpret your dreams.
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Marcasite:

Silver-gray metallic is an iron ore which is iron oxide (like Hematite) . Marcasite is iron sulfide. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Confidence, will power, boldness. Egyptians used also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang. Helps us adjust to being physical. Spleen, blood, cleanse. Can deflect. Regroups after jet lag, stress, birth, anesthesia.
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Marble:

Another common and plentiful stone generally found in the US, Italy, and Greece. Comes in shades of white, brown, yellow, red, green, gray, and black. A cleansing stone that is beneficial for the blood, skin, and cleansing systems. This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of "suspension in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the "good common sense" in matters of the home, heart and one's constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind. Used very often in the fields of Naturopathy and Homeopathy for its balancing qualities. Ruin Marble provides the additional power of connecting with intellectual states of mind and knowledge.
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