Blog 1: Crystals, Minerals & Gemstones
Here you can learn more about the stones that I use in my Spell Jars!
Amethyst: A protective stone known as the "All Purpose Stone" - It helps to relieve anxiety and stress as well as the things that go with it!
Blue Agate Crystal: Linked to the heart chakra, it helps us to open up and receive unconditional love. It can give a sort of "emotional facelift". It can aid in healing and building strong emotional health which helps keep physical health in order.
Blue Lace Agate: It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
Blue Rutilated Quartz: is widely known to foster clarity of thought, fuel spiritual creativity, promote greater insight, and guide decisive action. This is said to contribute to the crystal's ability to aid in manifesting all the positive desires of the holder.
Cat's Eye: Wearing cat's eye is believed to help ward off evil and acts as a talisman to protect against unforeseen danger. This stone is commonly known to bring wealth and prosperity and/or help people regain lost wealth. Further, the magical powers of this alluring gemstone are known to protect its wearer from the effect of evil spirits and envy of other people. Widely worn for flaunting its sensuous beauty, a Cat's Eye is taken as a good luck charm in different cultures.
Cherry Quartz: is a recharging gemstone that will help you reclaim your reality's vitality and flow. It will refresh your wholeness and reestablish the disrupted equilibrium. This gemstone will also encourage you to take the initiative and be more motivated in your existence.
Citrine: is associated with positivity and optimism, which is not surprising given its cheerful color. It's often used to assist in manifesting financial abundance and opportunities. It can also be used to awaken the solar plexus chakra, helping to cultivate confidence and personal power
Clear Quartz: enhancing mental clarity. It can help with emotional stability, and it's popular in meditation and restorative work. It's also often used for manifestation and can help create more focus and clarity around a desire. It is a protective stone and can be used to amplify psychic abilities. Physically it can help boost the immune system and clear the body of toxins.
Coral Jade: For healing, Fossil coral is helpful in eliminating disruptive thoughts such as hallucinations and bad imaginations and promoting inner peace. Fossil coral is a lucky stone which is believed to draw luck and attract wealth.
Garnet: revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Love and Friendship. With associations with the heart, blood, inner fire, and life force, garnets have long been considered symbols of love. Garnet symbolism also extends to friendship.
Golden Jade: Symbolizes wealth and success - which type of wealth depends on the person. It links deeply with your heart and gives you personal power.
Cleanse negative energy such as anxiety, hatred, jealousy or sadness.
Golden Obsidian is believed, by crystal practitioners, to be particularly suitable for scrying. It is also thought to be ideal for balancing energy fields and releasing the ego. The reflective nature of obsidian makes it one of the first stones used in self-reflective meditation, internal growth and self-understanding. The stone is not thought to give energy, but to help seekers discover where healing needs to happen. Golden sheen obsidian is affiliated with the root chakra, though it is said to have applications to the solar plexus and third eye chakras. It is assigned to the western astrological sign Sagittarius.
Grape Stone: you may use for a variety of spiritual applications. This gemstone is beneficial for deep concentration and meditation. Grape Agate promotes spiritual equilibrium, wisdom, and calmness. It also promotes self-assurance and safety.
Green Agate: increases compassion, generosity and a keen sense of justice, along with enhancing mental and emotional flexibility, improving decision-making and resolving disputes. It also encourages these traits in others.
Green Rutilated Quartz: gives us protection against the ill thoughts of others. It helps us develop our inner power. It leads us to wealth and success by discovering our talents and to use our skills the right way. While those who travel frequently for work or for leisure can also wear one for protection. This is also a very popular crystal among businessmen known to attract excellent business luck and protects against malicious or “small people” whether it is in your business, relationship or career.
Howlite: strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. A calming stone, Howlite calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Howlite balances calcium levels in the body Jade: has calming and soothing properties, it eliminates fear, comforts and calls for benevolence. Then, it helps the heart to find compassion to make the right decisions, balances emotions, and gives modest and clear ideas. Finally, it opens your mind and persuades you toward renewal. Jade is believed to have healing properties that help balance bodily fluids and the body's filtering organs, like the kidneys, bladder, spleen, and adrenal glands, by removing toxins. Its properties benefit skeletal and cellular systems, and help heal infections and physical injuries like stitches.
Jasper: in all its forms, is considered a powerful healing stone. Jasper is regarded as a gemstone that gives a sense of well-being, intensifying that feeling. Also a stone of gentleness and relaxation, fancy jasper's rich colors blend and complement each other so well for a complete sense of wholeness. Green jasper is an ideal money stone, great for business endeavors as well as new starts.
Kambamba Jasper: This stone is believed to help promote inner peace by calming the mind. It also helps to boost confidence and reduce feelings of fear and worry. In terms of healing, the stone is a powerful detoxifier and can help boost the immune system, promoting better health.
Labradorite: It helps an individual regain energy while aiding the body and spirit in healing itself. In the metaphysical world, labradorite is considered one of the most powerful protectors. The gemstone creates a shield for auras and protects against negativity of the world.
Lapis Lazuli: has many healing properties. This pretty indigo and gold gemstone is known for cleansing the throat and third eye chakras and can be used to ward off psychic attacks. As a stone geared towards wisdom and communication, Lapis Lazuli can also help connect you to clarity, integrity, and intuition.
Moss Agate: is said to encourage tranquility and emotional balance. Moss agate is the perfect stone for those who experience strong aggression or overly nurturing emotions, helping to balance male and female energies whenever they become too extreme
Obsidian: believed to be a stone of clarity, with the ability to release emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages, drawing out stress and tension. Obsidian is also known for clearing ancient traumas, detoxification, and encouraging personal growth.
Opal: represents amplification, higher hope, and divine purity. These light dancing gemstones are here to boost those feelings of balance and peace and to help you to sift through your thoughts and feelings and throw out what doesn't work. The Opal is also about deeper spirituality.
Peridot: Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This friendly bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity; it also brings delight and good cheer.
Persian Agate: The harmony stone. Agate is an excellent stone for reconnecting and balancing the mind, body and spirit. It eliminates negativity and quickly cleanses the aura and energetic field of any blockages.
Phantom Quartz Crystal: is a healing crystal that can be used to move past emotional blockages. Phantom Quartz connects deeply with the emotional body and assists the user moving past anger, resentment and fear to allow positive energy into their lives. Phantom Quartz is effective at cleansing auras and dispelling negative energies. It helps with personal inner growth and overcome stagnation. It aids and enhances healing abilities and facilitates the elimination of toxins from the body. Phantom Quartz connects to the earth and higher realms.
Rainbow Crystal: A Rainbow crystal contains inclusions or internal cracks that show a rainbow when viewed from an angle. Rainbows are crystals of hidden joy, optimism, and understanding. They help us see the beauty in mundane things. They are useful in spiritual healing, meditation, and as talismans.
Rainbow Flourite: assisting with focus, clear thinking, and creative inspiration. Red Agate: Promotes Safety, grounding, and vitality. Also, influence the other points of energy within the body. Red agate is very good for blood disorders and energizing the system. It can also be used to help improve the efficiency of all bodily functions and for any skin damage caused by burns or scalds. Red Coral: It represents success and prosperity and also signifies circulation, both within the body and without. Red Coral's meaning is the correct use of power, untapped energy, and driving ambition that creates leadership, courage, and confidence. Red Crystals: are some of the most beautiful stones. They are associated with love, passion, romance, warmth, and heat. They symbolize all the physical attributes and vitality. So wearing or using a red crystal will give you motion, strength, and a boost of energy. Red Jade: Red Jade is the chi stone, bringing forward the energy of the warrior. It is a talisman of individual power and will, dispelling the fear, worry and doubt that holds one back, and urges one to take action. It is a stone of physical vitality, strength and passion, stimulating the Life-Force energy. Red Jasper: is a powerhouse for providing a profound sense of well being. It helps balance aggressive and intense emotions, warding off negative energy. Rose Quartz: is known as a healing crystal and the stone of unconditional love. It's believed by some to emit strong vibrations of love, which are thought to: support emotional and relationship healing. inspire compassion. Rutilated Quartz: foster clarity of thought, fuel spiritual creativity, promote greater insight, and guide decisive action. This is said to contribute to the crystal's ability to aid in manifesting all the positive desires of the holder. Salt Source Agate: It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Shell: Some people believe a shell's hard texture makes one's mind stronger. That is why seashells stand for a resilient and determined mindset. It also represents protection against evil spirits. Similarly, others believe shells are a bridge between the physical and the supernatural realm. Smoky Quartz: For emotional wellbeing, smoky quartz properties help lift the veil of depression and bring emotional calm to your spirit and soul. Smoky quartz helps you to release, purify, and shed negative energies. Free of these emotional toxins, you'll vibrate at a higher frequency with the harmony of your mind, body, and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian: A patterned stone, it is thought to help wearers see patterns in their own thoughts and behaviors. It's also believed that this material dissolves shocks, fears and traumas, dissolving both physical and emotional pains. Sodalite: opens the mind to logic and rationality, inducing clarity and comprehension. Its grounding action stabilizes mood swings. Similarly, sodalite has soothing, calming vibrations to help you reach a deep meditative state for clear divination and empathic readings. Southern Red Agate: a protection token against negative energies while instilling its wearer with self-confidence and positive vibes. Known as the "warrior's stone," it is said to light the fire in your heart and motivate you to pursue what you want. Strawberry Quartz: is said to be helpful for people who are trying to find their soulmate, attract abundance, heal their wounds, and move forward in life. This stone is also thought to be helpful for people who suffer from anxiety or depression. Tiger Eye: Tigereye is said to combine earth energy with light or sun energy, creating an intense stone that's also well-grounded. Tigereye is said to enhance psychic and empathic energies, while protecting its wearer with an unblinking eye. Tigers Eye is good for growing your confidence and strength and it is known as the stone of courage. It is a root and sacral chakra stone which means it helps you to get grounded, build a safe and strong foundation, and find your motivation once more. White Agate: It is credited with harmonizing an individual's feminine and masculine sides, helping the body release toxins and building the immune system. It is also believed to improve concentration and analytical frames of mind, as well as releasing traumas and providing the courage to trust. It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. White Coral: is a gemstone blessed with special healing powers. It is used to improve general debility, anxiety, fear of the unknown and provides strength, boosting of the immune system and ability of regeneration. It is commonly known to remedy spasms of intestines, sleeplessness, and bladder stones. Coral can reduce stress and fears and combats foolishness, nervousness, fear, depression, panic and nightmares. White phantom Quartz: assists in healing physical problems brought on by the echoes of past life karmic influences. White phantom quartz can reveal patterns of emotional fixation from previous incarnations that currently affect your relationships and emotional wellbeing. In clearing such patterns, new wellsprings of freedom and emotional energy can come forth. It helps you regain energies that have been lost in past traumatic experiences, allowing you to relive and release the distress. It is an excellent stone for meditation, opening doors to new realms and assisting in connecting with your highest guidance. White phantom quartz is a stone of communion with Source, It can assist in understanding and manifesting your soul purpose. White phantom quartz assists you in attuning your mind for receiving information from such fields as plants, animals and the universe, in a manner consciously chosen by you. Yellow Agate: the revitalizing crystal is said to reinforce courage, confidence, happiness and prosperity into our lives. It is also believed to bestow good health and physical well-being. Agate has a calming, grounding effect and is often used to balance yin and yang energies. It can also be used to cleanse the aura and remove negative energy. Agate can bring out your natural talents and skills, and encourage you to speak your truth Yellow Jade: It is said to be a stone of wisdom, helping users to learn from their experiences and gain self-confidence. Yellow as a color also symbolizes warmth and joy. This stone is also believed to affect the digestive system and increase the metabolism.