CRYSTALS - UNLOCKING THE POWERS WITHIN NATURAL EARTH

Crystals (oringally ‘Krystallos’ in Greece meaning ‘Frozen Light’) have long been thought to hold magical properties.

White crystals are associated to Male energy, linked to the Third Eye and the Crown Chakra

Pink crystals are aligned to female energy, the Heart Chakra.


PROPERTIES

Each type of crystal bares its own magical properties - some spiritual, some physical, some mystical, some emotional.  Some can help personal development with extrasensory perception and others can help improve our immediate environment. There are even some that will help us to communicate with our past and present selves, our inner selves and the other beings with involvement in our existence.  

Here we will move through their particular attributes:

Agate (Chalcedony) - Some with translucencies count as ‘Jaspers’.  Luminous variants are ‘Iris’ and ‘Fire’ agates.
Zodiac: Gemini

Amethyst - A light violet to deep purple hue, this crystal is thought to bring help consciousness, lucid dreaming and clarity of thought.  It helps with stress, sleep, peace, and aids visualisation.  Darker stones are thought to have more potency in relation to spiritual healing.    The stone carries lunar energy and should not be irritated by the sun.  Best stone for the 6th Chakra.  
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Apache Tears / Black Obsidian - A reliever of ailments pertaining to the circulation, this stone helps remove unwanted toxins from the body.
Zodiac: Sagittarius 

Aqua Aura - A stone with gold particles, this stone helps with channeling.
Zodiac: Pisces

Amber - Heling of the body and good luck, this stone is used to cleanse chakras.  Aids memory and removes toxins/ disease from the body.  Healing hands.
Zodiac: Aquarius / Leo

Ametrine - Helps bring wealth in both spiritual and physical terms.
Zodiac: Pisces

Aventurine (Chalcedony) - Silvery green, this stone helps communication with our spirit guides.
Zodiac: Aries

Azurite - Related to the 5th (Throat) and 6th (Eye) Chakras, this stone helps to remove anxieties.
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Binghamite / Silkstone (Chalcedony) - A yellowish hue stone originating from around Minnesota., this stone may be used to help with clairvoyance and connection with he inner child self.
Zodiac: Sagittarius

Bloodstone / Stone of Courage - This is a brilliant stone for emotional healing, this stone will help mend and reinvigorate friendships and relationships.
Zodiac: Pisces

Barite -  Aid in lifting the spirits with a positive "go-get-them”attitude.
Zodiac: Aquarius 

Bornite / Peacock Ore - Brings happiness and joy, this stone beings balance to the Chakras.
Zodiac: Aries

Calcite:

Carnelian (Chalcedony) - A cherry red looking stone with variants that can be lighter towards orange and darker though into deep burgundy, this stone protects against fear and rage.
Zodiac: Virgo

Chariote - A stone that will help cleanse the inner being, bringing an awareness of light.
Zodiac: Sagittarius / Scorpio

Chrysoprase (Chalcedony) - Nickel oxide influenced stone, this stone can help to aid a broken heart.
Zodiac: May

Citrine

Crystal Quartz - Emphasises the power of awareness, helping with spiritual development and enlightenment.
Zodiac: - no denomination

Emerald - Love, faith and romance, this stone is associated with he 4th Chakra of the Heart.
Zodiac: Cancer

Rose Quartz - Love, Romance, to Heal a Broken Heart and bring wisdom.
Most potent: 2 x rose quarts hearts in the southwest region of the home or bedroom.
Zodiac: Capricorn

Pyrite (fools gold) - Clarity of judgement, optimism, wealth & protection.
Can be used in conjunction with citrine for wealth. In the physical plain it is thought to help with healing.
Zodiac: Leo

Black Tourmaline - Protection.
Zodiac: Capricorn

Garnet - Removed negative energies to help aid health and imbue the user with a zest for life and goals.
Zodiac: Leo / Virgo / Capricorn / Aquarius

Goldstone - Ambition and focus.
Zodiac: Leo

Heliotrope / Bloodstone (Chalcedony) - Black with red flakes, formed with the influence of iron oxide.
Zodiac: Pisces

Hematite - Protection & Grounding Useful for when children are having difficulties sleeping or being over energised - placing a number of hematite pieces in the room can help calm or in the southwest region of the home. Hematite when placed beside a front door can aid protection.
Zodiac: Aries

Herkimer Diamond - To help restart in this lifetime, to aid telepathic communication.
Zodiac: Sagittarius 

Howlite - A recipe for calm.
Zodiac: Virgo / Gemini

Jade - Healing and dreaming, this stone helps inner healing of jealousy and selfishness, to help the individual on personal enlightenment and to attune them to the betterment of their fellow man.
Zodiac: Virgo

Jet - Deepest black, this stone wards off evils and depression.  Related to the 1st and 7th Chakras.
Zodiac: Capricorn

Kyanite - Grounding and tranquility., this stone is good for deeper tiers of meditation.
Zodiac: Taurus

Labradorite - This stone is thought to protect from spiritual attacks; draining by other people, it is thought to help the user with clarity of mind and insight into your destiny with a potency to help mystical experience.
Zodiac: Leo / Scorpio

Larimar - Helps to communicate between the user and Angels.  This stone is known as ‘The Atlantian Stone’  and is thought to soon to be stripped from this world with stocks thought to reach depletion within the next few years.
Zodiac: Leo

Lapis Lazuli - A brilliant deep blue stone, it is thought to open up intellectual abilities and to aid the letting-go of emotional chains.  In the physical realm it is thought to help against ailments of depression an insomnia.
Zodiac: Sagittarius / Pisces

Lepidolite - To aid in spiritual understanding and acceptance, this stone is also known to work especially well in agricultural activities.
Zodiac: Libra

Malachite - Peace to the innersole and in the physical plain it is thought to help with sores, inflammation and associated pains.
Zodiac: Scorpio / Capricorn

Mtorolite (Chalcedony) - Rich, deep turquoise green with its colour gained from chromium passing while it forms, it helps with emotional balance.
Zodiac: Cancer

Moss agate/ Tree Agate (Chalcedony) - Looking like Blue Vein Cheese or a messy marble, this stone has bands of green on white with a semi-translucent appearance to the white parts (a solid white sub-variant is called tree-agate) Healing and grounding.
Zodiac: Virgo

Moldavite - This stone will help the user to achieve their ambitions, to promote inner growth, the enrichment of ones life.
Zodiac: Virgo

Mookaite / Australian Jasper- Helps with personal intellectual development.

MoonStone - Balancing of the introspective, a talisman of good fortune in travel, in the physical plain it is thought to aid in pregnancy.
Zodiac: Cancer

Obsidian - Place outside or inside the front door to aid protection.
Zodiac: Libra / Sagittarius 

Onyx (Chalcedony)- An agate with black and white banding, this stone helps remove doubt and fear.
Zodiac: Leo

Petrified Woods - A general protection aid.

Red Jasper - An aid for when inner strength is low, in the physical plain it is thought to help with internal damage; ailments of the kidney, steel and stomach.
Zodiac: Aries / Taurus, Gemini / Lbra

‘Reiki’ / Pink Mango Calcite Stone - Aiding the healing of old personal wounds; those that try to stay with us a lifetime.  It is also thought to aid in learning.
Zodiac: Cancer

Rhodonitee - Calming, this stone helps to achieve balance in turbulent times.
Zodiac: - no denomination

Sardonyx (Chalcedony) - A form of Onyx agate with bands of orange red, white and brown.  An aid to self control and willpower.
Zodiac: Aries

Sapphire - Associated with the Throat & 3rd Eye Chakras, this stone is associated with honesty.
Zodiac: Taurus

Scapolite - A problem solver, this stone should be placed adjunct to devices of communication.  In the physical plain it is thought to help with eyesight and neck pain.
Zodiac: Taurus

Selenite - Awareness and clarity of mind, this stone is thought to aid in past-life regression and Future Life Premonition, achieved by massaging the stones  between the thumb and fore-finger when starting a meditation session.  In the physical plain it is thought to help with skeletal and flexibility problems.
Zodiac: Taurus

Septarian - Useful to aid communication abilities, brining tolerance and patience.  In the physical plain it is thought to help with ailments of arthritis, cramps and insomnia.
Zodiac:  Taurus 

Smokey Quartz - Security and grounding, this stone is known to aid in stability, to clear away confusion.
Zodiac: Capricorn

Sugilite - It promotes etherial awakening, the stone helps us to defeat anger, jealousy, fear and prejudices.
Zodiac: Virgo

Tiger’s Eye (Golden) (Chalcedony) - A tool for luck and prosperity, it can bring the user integrity and provoke an inventive mind.  It is also known to be protective and is good to be carried by those who regularly travel.
Zodiac: Gemini / Capricorn

Topaz - Topaz brings the user love, joy and an increased sense of creativity and perceptiveness.  For those with anxiety, mental collapse or general nervousness it can bring a calming affect.  A blue variety of topaz is know to aid clarity of mind and a favourite for creative individuals.
Zodiac: November (Scorpio / Leo - Golden Yellow Topaz) (Sagittarius / Virgo - Blue / White Topaz) 

Citrine - Self-Esteem, Wealth, Abundance
Most potent when combined with other fiery coloured crystals and stones - consider jasper, tiger’s eye, carnelian and red agate. 
Zodiac: November (Scorpio)

Blue Kyanite - Made more potent when placed beside / with clear quartz crystals, this stone will help boost spiritual honesty.
Zodiac: Taurus

Kyanite - Protection & Stress relief.
Zodiac: Taurus


GEODES

Geodes are a little bit like natures ultimate pass the parcel; you have no idea what is on the inside until you unwrap it - inside you will find a glimmering skin of crystallised minerals resting atop a layer of agate.  Found in high densities in Brazil, New Mexico, Cinnamon Beds of California, Lowa….. Geodes can be found anywhere from 2 to 30 inches in diameter.  Depending upon how long they have been developing, the thick layer of crystals inside may be near to closing the entire cavity (becoming what is then termed a 'nodule’) or be a thin layer of tiny shards.  

Georges are an incredibly attractive formation of various crystals.  From the outside Geodes are little more than spherical bump covered rocks ranging from grey to brown to white in hue with little visible attraction however, when one is cracked open, inside an entire realm is revealed.  Geodes remain quite curious to scientists although their creation has some solid theories; igneous rock around a gas bubble hardens. Water, seeping through rocks leaves mineral deposits and over time these grow to form ‘Geodes.’  

You can go in search of them yourself. Ones that you will find for sale have either been broken open by chisel and are left with a rough edge or by diamond saw to produce a smooth edge.  If searching for these finds yourself then you will most likely not want to invest in a diamond saw unless you have many, many of these to open up as the equipment is quite expensive.

Apart from their sheer glistening beauty, Geodes like other crystals and tumble stones, can be used to heighten any specific energy within the home - the nature of the crystal’s hue will come what minerals around the Geode influenced the internal deposits.  For example; if the surrounding area was mineral rich with cobalt or iron oxides then the crystals could hold a reddish hue, if there was a lot of titanium then it would produce a blue crystal, if there was chromium or nickel then green.   White or clear crystals are usually quartz and purple is the most recognisable Geode formed with Amethyst which is a quartz variant. 

There are other forms of Geode - inside some the appearance is not that of instinct shards but moe like a soft texture with incredibly small quartz crystals - these are Chalcedony Geodes.  These are made from silica minerals (SiO2) and looks so apparently different that these Geodes have earned themselves a distinctive subgroup from those formed from other Quartz crystal types.  They usually occur in light pastel translucent hues of white, grey, pink and blue with varieties including Moss agates, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Heliotrope, Mtorolite (Zimbabwe origin) and Onyx.  These type of crystal formations have also been known to encase and replace petrified wood - there are even reports of an entire forest being transformed into a 'Silicified Wood' kingdom.  The use of Chalcedony crystals can be (with some questionable translation) linked back to the Book of Revelation, and there are physical examples of its use back to the bronze age along the Mediterranean and in 1000AD for knife blades. 

CLENSING CRYSTALS 

Citrine and Blue Kyanite crystals refuse to absorb negative energies and so do not require cleansing.

Cleanse crystals on a regular basis by simply submerging them in pure water.

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