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GEMSTONE LORE AND METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES*

 

For a comprehensive list of gemstones and their associated metaphysical properties, I recommend

Love Is in the Earth - A Kaleidoscope of Crystals Update: :update : The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom
Love Is in the Earth - A Kaleidoscope of Crystals Update: The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom

 

 

 

Gemstone

Metaphysical Properties and Lore

Agate Balances ying-yang energy, stabilizes the aura.  Facilitates discernment. Imparts strength and courage.  Opens one to innate creative talents.  (There are many forms of agate, each with specific properties.)
Amber Purifies body, mind, and spirit.  Balances electromagnetics of the body and allows even flow of energies.  Provides a positive, soothing energy.  Spiritualizes the intellect. 
Amethyst Sedative energy.  Facilitates spirituality and contentment.  Stone of stability, strength, and peace.  Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability. 
Aventurine Independence, leadership, creativity.  Balances male/female energies.  Aligns mental, physical, emotional, and auric bodies.
Azurite-Malachite A synthesis of the properties of both Azurite and Malachite. In addition, it helps one to reach deeper states during meditation.  Azurite is known as the "Stone of Heaven", it stimulates the pursuit of the heavenly self, providing for guidance via the third-eye.  Malachite is known as the "stone of transformation" helping to bring ease during times of change and the insight needed for spiritual growth.
Blue Aventurine Activates and clears heart chakra. Promotes communication with angels and spirit guides.
Black Onyx Repels negativity, aids in grounding. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation. Comforts in unfamiliar surroundings.
Carnelian A stone of stimulation and action. Awakens one's inherent talents and adroitness.  Grounds one into the practical steps that need to be taken to get the job done.  A good stone for the procrastinator. Fortifies and strengthens the body.
Citrine Positive energy - stone needs no cleansing .  Dissipates negative energy.  Warmth, joy, optimism. 
Fluorite Stability, order, discernment, concentration. Helps one to understand and maintain ideals and the perfection of the universe.
Garnet Commitment, devotion, love, stability and order.  Even flow of energy. 
Goldstone This stone is a rust-brown with tiny copper/gold glitter. It is said to have been originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. 
Hematite Excellent for the mind.  Grounding.
Howlite Dispels selfishness, aids calm communication of emotions. Aids in memory retention.
Jade Harmony, peace, fidelity, confidence. A wonderful dream stone. 
Jasper Protection, awareness, insight.  Grounding.
Labradorite Represents the light of the universe, extra-terrestrial energy.  Intuition, subconscious.  Illumination. 
Lapis Lazuli Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, creative expression.
Leopard Skin Jasper Stimulates creative visualization. Known as THE stone of Global awareness. Affords some protection of third chakra area.
Moonstone Lunar, female energy.  Emotional, intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, destiny.
Moss Agate Leads one towards agreeability. Improves self-esteem. Strengthens positive personality traits.
Obsidian Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective.  Helps one to clearly see one's flaws and the changes that are necessary.
Onyx Centering, self-control, intuitive guidance.  Assists in the grieving process.
Peridot Healing, protective. Allows one to understand changes in one's life, regulates life cycles.
Pearl Promotes sincerity, truth and loyalty. Enhances personal integrity. Soothing, calming, yet focuses attention.
Red Jasper Facilitates remembering dreams. Helps to balance out unfair situations. Thought by shamans to induce health and re-birth. Affords some protection of third chakra area.
Rhodonite Using talents for the good of others. Helps with self-love and acceptance, self-healing. Supports liver and pancreas.
Rock Crystal Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness
Rose Quartz Adds positive love energy to relationships.  Compassion and forgiveness.  Calming, helps clear stored anger, resentment, jealousy, fears.  Replaces negativity with harmony.  Helps to balance upper four chakras and eases sexual/emotional imbalances.  Enhances self-confidence and creativity.  Aids kidneys and circulatory system, promotes release of impurities.
Ruby Loving, nurturing, spirituality ,wealth, protection.
Silver Mirror to the soul. Eloquence. Connects physical and astral bodies. In jewelry, it provides a balanced setting that retains the qualities of the stone it holds. Lunar energy. Cleansing, balancing.
Smokey Quartz Dissolves negativity, grounding, balancing. Excellent for meditation.
Snowflake Obsidian Stone of purity. Recognizing unnecessary patterns in ones life. Grounding, protection, clarity of thought. Surrender to meditative state.
Tiger Eye Earthy, grounding. Represents sun and earth. Optimism, insight, personal power.
Topaz Success, true love, individuality, creativity, joy.
Turquoise Spiritual attunement, strength, grounding. Protective - excellent for astral travel. 

*The information provided here has been assimilated from various sources and is for information and entertainment purposes only. No claims or promises are expressed or implied by providing this information.

 

 

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