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Crystal Properties

Though far from comprehensive, this crystal properties section contains many of the most useful healing and metaphysical crystals. Emphasis has been given to those that are relatively easily available and have the power to enhance our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual lives.

 

Quartz Properties           Chakra Information           Chakra Kits          Crystal Healing
 

Emerald

Chakra: Heart, 4th
Vedic Astrological Information:

Ruling Planet: Mercury
Gemstones: Emerald, peridot, green aventurine, green tourmaline, diopside.
Metal to be used: Gold
Number: 5
Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Finger: Little.
Affected Element: Earth
Affected Chakra: 1st, Sahasrana
Day for Invocation: Wednesday
Time for Invocation: 2 hours after sunrise
Mantra of Invocation: “Om bum budhaya namah” Repeat 9 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm boom booday-ya nama-ha”

Raw Emerald

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Emeralds

 

“Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It is said to provide for domestic bliss and to instil both sensitivity and loyalty. It can be used to open, activate and stimulate the heart chakra. It is a stone to bring harmony to all areas of ones life.”   

“Emerald can be used to enhance the memory and stimulate the use of greater mental capacity. The emerald helps combine intelligence with discernment, allowing for the choice of right action”.

 

Fluorite

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

Fluorite

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“Fluorite can be used to bring order to chaos… it increases the ability to concentrate. It also encourages and sustains the flawless ideal of health, intellect and emotional well being.”

In common with other relatively soft stones, fluorite can absorb the discordant energies we know as stress. Fluorite is ideally suited to this and can be used for massage.

 

Galena

Chakra: Base, 1st.
Ruling Planet: Saturn, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Saturn gems  -
astrological gemmology colour chart

Galena

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"Galena is a "stone of harmony", stimulating interaction on all levels, and assisting in the decrease of self-limiting ideas".

Garnet

Chakra: Base, 1st
Vedic Astrological Information:

Ruling Planet: Sun
Gemstones:
Ruby, red spinel, garnet.
Metal to be used:
Gold
Number:
1
Hand:
Right
Affected Element:
Fire
Affected Chakra:
5th, Manipura
Day for Invocation:
Sunday
Time for Invocation:
Sunrise
Mantra of Invocation:
Om grinih suryaya namah” Repeat 7 times.
Pronunciation.
Owm grini surya-ya nama-ha”

Garnet

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"Garnet is a "stone of health", extracting negative energy from the chakras and transmuting the energy to the positive state."

 

"Garnet has been used as a sacred stone by Native American Indians, the South American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders, and the Mayans ... to change ones world by producing both expansiveness and manifestation.”

 

Hematite

Chakra: Base, 1st
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

Hematite

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Hematite can be called a “stone for the mind”. It helps one to “sort-out” things in ones mind, and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge.”

 

Howlite

Chakra: Crown, 7th.
Ruling Planet:
Moon, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Lunar gems   
astrological gemmology colour chart

Howlite

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This white mineral encourages calm awareness, patience, prudent action and positive emotional expression. Very useful in reducing stress. Faster results can be achieved by also using as an elixir.

"Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage; hence it is quite nice to have around. It discourages impertinent behaviour and encourages subtlety and tact.

 

Hyalite Opal

Chakra: Crown, 7th
Ruling Planet: Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems  -  astrological gemmology colour chart

Hyalite Opal

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Opal is unique in that it is the only silica mineral of direct organic origin. This opal is formed from the hot underground spa waters Hungary is famous for. Hyalite opal forms botryoidal masses, resembling a cluster of grapes, or brain. All hyalite fluoresces green, a property of certain minerals when illuminated with ultraviolet light. Fluorescent minerals contain particles in their structure known as activators, which respond to ultraviolet light by giving off a visible glow.

Opal is a very unusual mineral in that it has no crystal structure (meaning a regular arrangement of atoms), however opal does possess a structure. Random chains of silicon and oxygen are packed into extraordinarily tiny spheres.

"In general, acts to assist one in progression to ones destiny. It further provides an impetus to actions which will advance one in the quest for serenity which is inherent in all life.”

It can increase ones ability to both earn and retain money and stimulates ones sense of self-worth. It further enhances working environments and business relationships.”

“Hyalite opal has been used to balance the male/female energies within the body and to both align and balance the chakras.”

“White opal can be used to stimulate the crown chakra and to provide deep states of mental clarity.”

Indicolite

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Saturn 
Gemstones:
Blue sapphire, amethyst, blue spinel.
Metal to be used:
Gold.
Number:
8
Ring Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Chakra:
Heart, anahata.
Day for Invocation:
Saturday
Time for Invocation:
2 hours 40 minutes before sunset.
Mantra of Invocation:
Om sham shanaiscaraya namah”  Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation:
“Owm sharm shan-ice-chara-ya nama-ha”
 

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"Indicolite [blue tourmaline] can be used to activate the throat chakra and the third eye, strengthening the skills associated with communication and psychic awareness… and facilitates access to the higher levels of intuition. It acts as a vehicle for visions and contact with the higher realms".

Kyanite

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

Kyanite

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One of the most versatile and accessible of all healing crystals.

"Kyanite aligns all chakras automatically and immediately, with no conscious direction. If directed with the consciousness of the user, it can also open the chakras. Conscious direction of the energy can also align the emotional, intellectual, physical...bodies. It stimulates communication and psychic awareness on all levels."

 

Labradorite

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: Non specific - astrological gemmology colour chart

Labradorite

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"The energy of labradorite facilitates the transformation of intuition into intellectual thought such that one can implement the instructions provided. It assists one to traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance."

 

It protects ones aura, and helps to keep the aura clear, balanced, protected, and free from energy leaks. It assists in the alignment of the subtle bodies, enhancing the connection between the physical and ethereal realms.”

 

 

Lapis 

 

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Saturn 
Gemstones:
Blue sapphire, amethyst, blue spinel.
Metal to be used:
Gold
Number:
8
Ring Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Chakra:
Heart, anahata.
Day for Invocation:
Saturday
Time for Invocation:
2 hours 40 minutes before sunset.
Mantra of Invocation:
Om sham shanaiscaraya namah”  Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation:
“Owm sharm shan-ice-chara-ya nama-ha”
 

Lapis Lazuli

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"Lapis is a stone said to have existed "before time was born", assisting one in gaining admission to the domain of the unknown mysteries of the sacred texts and the esoteric ideas and enhancing the wisdom to understand the mysteries"

"The Afghanistan lapis has been likened to the night sky bedecked with stars. It promotes the connection between the physical plane and the celestial kingdom. It represents the forces of initiation into wisdom and the mystical realm."

Lapis Pendant

 

Malachite

Chakra: Heart, 4th
Ruling Planet: Mercury, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Mercury gems  -  astrological gemmology colour chart

Malachite Slab

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"Malachite is an excellent stone for clarifying the emotions and allowing for both the recognition and release of negative experiences. It is a "stone of transformation"... it assists in clearing and activating all chakras, providing insight to the basic disorders within the body and mind."

 

Obsidian

Chakra: Base, 1st.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Ketu
(chatoyant types)

Gemstones:
Tigers’ eye, cat’s eye chrysoberyl, cat’s eye apatite.
Metal to be used:
Silver
Number:
7
Ring Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Chakra:
6th, Svadistana
Day for Invocation:
Thursday
Time for Invocation:
Midnight

Mantra of Invocation:
Om kem ketave namah” Repeat 18 times.
Pronunciation:
Owm ceym ket-avey nama-ha”

Snowflake Obsidian

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Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass, appearing in a range of colours. It is one of the best grounding and base chakra stones. It encourages stability and shields from negative energies.

“Gold sheen obsidian is used for “gazing” and acts to provide information concerning the “root” of the problem or situation. It is an excellent vehicle for gazing, usually used by those advanced in the shamanic and healing arts.”

 

Peacock Ore (Bornite)

Chakra: depends on predominant colour, usually all -  chakra chart
Ruling Planet: Non specific - astrological gemmology colour chart

Peacock Ore

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This multi-colours of this beautiful mineral indicates its use in treating all of the chakras. It can activate the chakras individually and in unison.

It is another useful mineral in providing protection from outside negativity, it also helps one recognise the source of the energy.

It is a colourful stone helping to dismiss "grey days" by inspiring hope and lifting ones mood. As with the bird it is named after, its display is an inspiration and reminder that life is not limited to a mundane combination of atoms, but permeated by a magic that does not cease to exist because we cannot always perceive it.  

"Bornite is an excellent healing stone. It can be used to assist in the building of the structures of the physical body and to renew perfection to the growth of the cellular composition and arrangement.
It performs a major role in the amelioration of the origin, nature and course of dis-ease; it is quite useful in the treatment of imbalances in cellular metabolism and in alterations of tissue formations within the body." 

 

Pearl

Chakra: Crown, 7th
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Moon

Gemstone: Pearl, moonstone
Metal to be used: Silver
Number: 2
Hand: Left
Affected Element: Water
Affected Chakra: 6th, Svadistana
Day for Invocation: Monday
Time for Invocation: Evening
Mantra of Invocation: “Om som somaya namah” Repeat 11 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm sewm sewma-ya nama-ha”

Pearls

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"Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. It also symbolizes purity and can stimulate that condition in ones body and mind."

 

Peridot

Chakra: Heart, 4th
Vedic Astrological Information:

Ruling Planet: Mercury
Gemstones: Emerald, peridot, green aventurine, green tourmaline, diopside.
Metal to be used: Gold
Number: 5
Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Finger: Little.
Affected Element: Earth
Affected Chakra: 1st, Sahasrana
Day for Invocation: Wednesday
Time for Invocation: 2 hours after sunrise
Mantra of Invocation: “Om bum budhaya namah” Repeat 9 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm boom booday-ya nama-ha”

Peridot

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A beautiful and very useful heart chakra and Mercury gem.

"Peridot is an excellent healing stone, acting as a "tonic" to both strengthen and regenerate the body."

"Peridot can be used to cleanse and stimulate the heart and solar plexus chakras, bringing openness and acceptance…inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of ones life. It provides for a shield of protection around the body.”

 

Petrified Wood

Chakra: Base, 1st
Ruling Planet: Non specific - astrological gemmology colour chart

Petrified Wood

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Ancient fossilized wood consisting primarily of agate or quartz, is a specific for helping one access information from past lives, therefore often useful in determining the causes of disease in this. A stone of transformation when the information is used to change set patterns in pursuance of spiritual goals.

"Silicified wood can be used in the treatment of atrophied portions of the body, paralysis, and dysfunctional ambulatory capabilities. It can be used to strengthen the back and provide alignment to the skeletal structure. It can also provide supporting one who is coming through the crisis period of dis-ease; it provides insight into "why" the suffering has occurred and into the lessons that can be learned and hence, never repeated. An elixir, applied topically, can be used to soothe the skin and to stimulate thickness and lustre in the hair." 

 

Picasso Stone (Picasso Marble)

Chakra: depends on colour, mainly Base, 1st - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: Non specific - astrological gemmology colour chart

Picasso Stone

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Picasso Jasper, as it is sometimes called, has strong grounding and calming properties. It has been used to promote weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.

"It has been known as the master of the subconscious mind, providing intuitive sessions to the user concerning the implementation of inner messages."

"It acts to stimulate the circulatory system, to reduce anxiety and stress, and to assist in digestion, regulation, and metabolism...to promote weight loss."

 

Pyrite

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

Pyrite

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It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, memory and psychic development. However, its major property of protection is shown by its naturally cubic form. This signature of containment translates to the human energy system as a shielding quality.

"Pyrite possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventative which will shield one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of pyrite on ones person brings in the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric, and emotional level, due to an energy field it creates within the aura. It is a unique protector and an excellent stone to keep in ones possession".

"Pyrite helps to keep away all forms of negative vibrations and can work to allay physical danger."

 

Red Jasper

Chakra: Sacral, 2nd.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet:
Mars
Gemstones:
Red coral, carnelian, bloodstone. Metal to be used: Gold
Number:
9
Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Element:
Fire
Affected Chakra:
7th, Muladhara
Day for Invocation:
Tuesday
Time for Invocation:
One hour after sunrise.
Mantra of Invocation:
Om ang angarakaya namah” Repeat 19 times.
Pronunciation. Owm ang angara-kaya nama-ha”

Red Jasper

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This colour of jasper provides energy and has often been carried by shaman as a protective amulet. Native Americans considered red jasper induced health and re-birth. Its nurturing and sustaining qualities make it useful during convalescence.

"Red jasper can facilitate the reiteration of dreams to allow the dreamer to remember the aspects which could be consequential in ones life."

 

Red Tigers Eye

Chakra: Base, 1st.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Ketu

Gemstones:
Tigers’ eye, cat’s eye chrysoberyl, cat’s eye apatite.
Metal to be used:
Silver
Number:
7
Ring Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Chakra:
6th, Svadistana
Day for Invocation:
Thursday
Time for Invocation:
Midnight

Mantra of Invocation:
Om kem ketave namah” Repeat 18 times.
Pronunciation:
Owm ceym ket-avey nama-ha”

Red Tigers Eye

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Tigers eye in general is an unusual stone, both in terms of its beauty and properties. All colours are essentially protective and "earthing", but amplify the qualities of the chakra it is associated with by colour.

Red tigers eye increases personal power, courage and energy.

"At the base chakra, it can help to discipline sexual and emotional life...it contains a solar energy which helps with psychic processes...it can eliminate "blues" and can bring brightness and optimism."

 

Rose Quartz

Chakra: Heart, 4th
Ruling Planet: Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems  -  astrological gemmology colour chart

Rose Quartz

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Gently removes negativity to be replaced with warm, loving mood. This stone is calming, balancing and very easy to "work" with. Natural crystals are small and rare. The above picture is a beautiful Brazilian cluster.

 

Ruby

Chakra: Base, 1st
Vedic Astrological Information:

Ruling Planet: Sun
Gemstones:
Ruby, red spinel, garnet.
Metal to be used:
Gold
Number:
1
Hand:
Right
Affected Element:
Fire
Affected Chakra:
5th, Manipura
Day for Invocation:
Sunday
Time for Invocation:
Sunrise
Mantra of Invocation:
Om grinih suryaya namah” Repeat 7 times.
Pronunciation.
Owm grini surya-ya nama-ha”

Star Ruby

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“Ruby stimulates the heart chakra and assists one in the selection and attainment of ones ultimate values. It further stimulates the loving emotional side toward nurturing, bringing spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge and wealth.”

 

Sapphire

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Saturn 
Gemstones:
Blue sapphire, amethyst, blue spinel.
Metal to be used:
Gold.
Number:
8
Ring Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Affected Chakra:
Heart, anahata.
Day for Invocation:
Saturday
Time for Invocation:
2 hours 40 minutes before sunset.
Mantra of Invocation:
Om sham shanaiscaraya namah”  Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation:
“Owm sharm shan-ice-chara-ya nama-ha”
 

Sapphire

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“Blue sapphire assists in healing all parts of the body. It stimulates the throat chakra and assists in communication and providing strength to the user.”  

 

Tiger Iron

Chakra: Base, 1st - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: Non specific - astrological gemmology colour chart

Tiger Iron

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Red jasper and black hematite. A potent combination of minerals providing a powerful physical energy. Tuning one into the Earth, whose grounding energies provide a nurturing, protective energy.

"Jasper was often worn by shaman to provide protection. It holds an aspect of solar energy and a connection to the solar plexus chakra which also helped shaman in their magical practices. It was considered a sacred stone during the performance of , and adherence to, "the old ways" of the Native American Indians. ...that which contains the red colour was thought to induce health and re-birth, bringing freshness in ideas and strategies to the holder." 

Red jasper is an intensely protective stone, acting to stabilize the aura and rid it of dysfunctional energy. This protection is also manifest during astral travel, which jasper is said to help facilitate.

"Jasper can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of the internal organs, and for disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and stomach - the energy is more appropriate for deterioration rather than the actual state of malfunction. Jasper can be used to treat the loss of sense of smell. It has been reported to sooth the nerves."

The magnetic qualities of hematite help balance the electrical energies of the body including the meridians. It helps transform chaotic energies to bring calm and balance.

It is an excellent stone for the mind, helping in "attunement", memory, analysis and general mental dexterity.

"It can be used in the treatment of leg cramps, blood disorders (such as anemia), nervous disorders and insomnia. It can also be used to assist in spinal alignment and in the proper healing of breaks and fractures; placing a piece of hematite on the base of the spine, on the areas of misalignment, and on the top of the spine, has provided adjustment to the vertebrae." 

 

Topaz

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

Topaz

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“Blue Topaz [Saturn] can stimulate the throat chakra such that one may consciously, succinctly, and clearly verbalize that which one desires to manifest and/or communicate.”

“Golden topaz [Jupiter] stores information, as well as energy thoughts and love. If one needs recharging with energy, the golden topaz can be used like a battery. It can be used to attract people towards one for friendship or business.”

“Topaz is known as a “stone of true love and success in all endeavors”. It can promote individuality and creativity, while providing for confidence in trusting ones decisions. It acts to replace negativity with joy and joyfulness.” 

“Topaz is the “crystal of potency”, quite instrumental in visualization, meditation, and in projection. It helps one to absorb that which is needed from the universe.” 

 

Yellow Aventurine

Chakra: Solar plexus, 3rd.
Vedic Astrological Information:
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Gemstones:
Yellow sapphire, citrine, yellow topaz.
Number:
3
Hand:
Right (men), left (women).
Finger:
Index
Affected Element:
Ether
Affected Chakra:
2nd, Ajna
Day for Invocation:
Thursday
Time for Invocation:
One hour before sunset.
Mantra of Invocation: “Om brim brihaspataye namah” Repeat 19 times.
Pronunciation.
Owm breem bri-has-pata-ye nama-ha”

Yellow Aventurine

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All colours balance yin-yang energies and help align all the subtle bodies. Yellow is an exceptional 3rd (emotional) chakra stone. Used in medicine wheel ceremonies, where it is often held in the region of the heart to help connect with spirit guides.

Has been used in disorders of the lungs, heart, adrenals and muscular system.

 

 

All quotes from "Love is in the Earth", used with kind permission of Earth-Love Publishing House LTD.
 


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