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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
 

Agate

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart
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Agate is a variegated chalcedony. Historically, it was placed in cooking and drinking water to avoid illness. More on crystals and structured water. More on crystals, thought forms and water.

“Agate provides for balancing of yin-yang energy and physical, emotional and intellectual bodies. It stabilizes the aura providing for a cleansing effect which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. It further assists one in the development of precision in examination of oneself and circumstances relevant to ones well-being.”

In addition to the above properties, the particular form, composition and colour of specific types provide insight into their additional properties.

 

Amethyst
 
Chakra: Crown, 7th.
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”
 

Amethyst Phantom

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Manganese in clear quartz produces the beautiful shades of pinkish lavender to deep purple. The name comes from a Greek word which translates literally as "not drunken". Amethyst is said to help one both avoid and recover from addiction to intoxicants.

"Amethyst facilitates transmutation of the lower energies into the higher frequencies. It is representative of the principle of complete metamorphosis."

Amethyst Necklace

Amethyst helps one identify more with the higher spiritual self than the temporary material body. It balances the intellectual, mental, emotional and physical bodies which encourages insight, stability, peace and strength respectively. 

An overwhelming positive stone, helping to transform the dysfunction that aspects of modern living encourages. It has been used extensively in the treatment of addictions of all kinds as it helps not only provide insight into the complexities of the addictive condition, but helps illuminate a clear path beyond its boundaries.

Useful for meditation as it has a very calming effect,  gives protection from negative psychic energy, induces flexibility in limited mental constructs, and activates the crown chakra.

"Amethyst can be used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to both strengthen the skeletal system and reinforce ones posture, and to stimulate both the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands to proper and precise performance. It is quite useful in the treatment of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin and teeth. It can help cellular disorders re-adjust and re-align in order to eliminate stressful conditions. It has been used in the treatment of insomnia and to ameliorate pain from headaches and other disorders."


Elestial amethysts are wonderful crystals that combine the properties of quartz elestials (multi-pointed crystals with layering and/or etching of
at least one side), with amethyst.
More on
elestials >>


Angel Wing Agate

Chakra: depends on colour, but usually Crown, 7th - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: depends on colour - astrological gemmology colour chart

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This very attractive form of agate improves concentration and the ability to perceive alternative ways of thinking and acting. It has been used extensively to promote "other-worldly communication", clairaudience and to amplify thought forms.

“Angel wing agate helps one to imagine a life with no cares, no worries and no anxieties – one which is perfectly calm and continually serene; it further helps to stimulate the insight required to attain this state”.

Has been used to treat disorders of the ears, intestines, lungs and stress.

Angelite

Chakra: Throat, 5th.
Ruling Planet:
Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems astrological gemmology colour chart

Angelite

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Discovered in Peru at the time of the harmonic convergence. This wonderful mineral helps balance the subtle bodies and strengthens them against intrusion, as its energy constitutes a protective barrier around the location in which it is placed.

It is used to aid the development and accuracy of telepathic communication and is useful in channelling due to the properties of protection (channelling is not risk free), and the enhancement of all communication, both gross and subtle.

"It has been used in the treatment of infectious dis-eases, to correct deficiencies of the haemoglobin, and to renew and repair that which has degraded. It can also be used in the treatment of inflammations and afflictions of the throat, to correct any "atrophication" of the thymus, and to alleviate symptoms relative to proper functioning of the heart. It can help to renew the blood vessels and to provide rectification with respect to loss of sensory perceptiveness." 

 

Apophyllite

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

Apophyllite

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Stimulates the third-eye, but primarily acts on the crown chakra facilitating "tuning in" in accordance with ones consciousness and intention. It can help one recognise the truth in all situations, encouraging accurate analysis, most profitably used in self analysis where it encourages truthfulness in examining deficiencies. The natural pyramids formed by this mineral are energizing and preserving. A wonderful gazing stone for "seeing".

Apophyllite facilitates attunement to ones body as well as to the higher dimensional life forms. It has been used to facilitate astral travel.”

"Apophyllite can be used to maintain the energy necessary to assist in the actions required for preservation and rejuvenation. It can further clear and refresh the eyes via the utilization of two apophyllite pyramids, placed with the base section of each placed upon each eyelid."

 

Aragonite

Chakra: Sacral, 2nd. (Common orange type)
Ruling Planet: Mars, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Mars gems  -
astrological gemmology colour chart

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“Aragonite provides ease of centering oneself and is especially helpful during periods of stress and anger, or during preparation for meditation…and can stimulate communication on the higher planes. An aragonite elixir can be used as a “spring tonic” and for the amelioration of general aches and pains.”

An excellent stone to encourage patience and "grounded-ness". Has been used to treat hair loss and improve skin condition.

 

Aventurine

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

Blue Aventurine

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The most common colour is green, an excellent heart chakra stone. “[Aventurine] is used primarily at the heart chakra to both activate and clear. It is also an excellent protector of the heart chakra, providing a shield to block entry from those who wish to “tap in” and use the energy of another”.

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.

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

 

Black 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”

Rainbow 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.”

 

Black Tourmaline

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

Black Tourmaline

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A very purifying and protective stone on all levels. An excellent aura cleanser, as it both repels and transforms negative energies. It is so good at this, that it is said to repel radiation and appears to help if placed in front of computer monitors. As is common with black stones, it is an extremely effective base chakra cleanser and grounding stone.

"As a protective stone against "spells" which are cast by the negative side of another, it is a special stone to Native American Indians; black tourmaline in quartz not only dispels the "spell", but energizes the "victim" and actually increases well-being....   The African shaman have used the tourmaline to promote the awakening from the "dream of illusion" and to promote the experience of the self as part of the universal spirit....It acts to stimulate the reflex points associated with the lower back. It can be used in the treatment of arthritis, dyslexia, heart dis-ease, anxiety, and disorientation. It can also provide for both the stimulation and the balancing of the adrenal glands."

 

Blue Dumortierite

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
Ruling Planet: Saturn, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Saturn gems  -
astrological gemmology colour chart

Blue Dumortierite

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Dumortierite is a type of quartz that encourages all forms of creativity and expression, especially in relation to visual arts, like painting, acting, photography etc.

Emotionally, blue quartz reduces associated with disorganization to bring mental clarity. It also helps one to see, accept, and act on. It can help lift depression and reduce emotional tension.

This stone is a specific for developing all attributes associated with the 3rd eye, including all psychic pursuits.

 
 

Blue Lace Agate

Chakra: Throat, 5th.
Ruling Planet:  Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems astrological gemmology colour chart

Blue Lace Agate

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Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that increases tranquillity. It calms anger, nervousness and harsh speech.

This beautiful agate enhances the throat chakra. It can help strengthen intuition and inspiration. It is reputed to aid and strengthen connections with the Angelic realms.

Blue lace agate is considered an important stone of communication. It can soften communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking and discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications. Blue lace agate is often used to reduce or cure stuttering and other nervous speech habits and patterns.

Blue lace agate has been used in treating arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, pancreas issues, and the skeletal system.

 

Blue Tigers Eye (Falcons Eye, Hawks Eye)

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
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”

Blue 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.

Blue tigers eye is the "highest", resonating with the 3rd eye. It strengthens all visual endeavours, gross and subtle, as well as the development of intuition and divination abilities. 

It has associations with witchcraft and protection from the "evil eye". It is also said to bring good luck to one who wears or carries it.

 

Calcite

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

Calcite

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Calcite takes on different colours when other minerals blend with it as it forms, making it extremely useful for placing on the respective chakras. When this is done it clears and activates not only the chakras on which it is placed but also does the same for the remaining chakras. Golden calcite (a unique Welsh variety is pictured above), is second to none when it comes to energizing the crown chakra. 

Calcite is an effective energy amplifier, releasing electrical impulses and increasing energy in its environment, whether that is on a body or in a room. 

"Calcite is a world teacher for all humanity, facilitating macrocosmic awareness and appreciation of the creative forces of nature. It is an excellent  stone when studying the arts and sciences.... Calcite can be used to ameliorate dis-ease associated with the improper functioning of the kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. It can be used to promote the de-calcification of bone growths; in addition, it is a balancing agent for the assimilation of calcium within the body."

Carnelian

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”

Carnelian

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Carnelian is a type of chalcedony, and the properties here are in addition to those of that family.
It is a stone of creativity, individuality, personal power and courage. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone".  It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. Being associated with the sacral chakra, it brings energy and can increase determination and sexual desire.

It protects from anger, jealousy, rage and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and is a traditional "good luck" stone.
Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows and harmonise energies in the home. Physically, it has been used to heal sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia.
 

Cats Eye

Chakra: Third Eye, 6th.
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”

Cats Eye Chrysoberyl

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"Cat’s eye can act to stimulate intuition and to enhance awareness. It is effective in dispelling unwanted energy from one’s etheric fields. It also provides a protective energy to the user.”

 

Celestite

Chakra: Throat, 5th.
Ruling Planet:  Venus, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Venus gems astrological gemmology colour chart

Celestite

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Celestite is said to alleviate despair and worry, helping the intelligence to perceive things more optimistically. This is in part facilitated by its purifying action on the aura.                                   

It helps one experience the positive side of rationality, encouraging different methods of analysis and bringing fluency to communication. It helps establish balance in general, but especially between the masculine and feminine aspects of the personality.

Useful for those wanting to experience leaving the confines of the gross physical body - astral travel, both in the waking and dreaming state. As its name suggests, it can help forge contact with the angelic realms.

"It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the eyes, to increase the range of hearing, and to balance mental dysfunctions. It advances the order of the cellular state, balancing the structure and facilitating the elimination of the toxins of negativity and destruction. It has been used to ameliorate digestive disorders, and in the treatment of a dysfunctional intestinal system. The most beautiful Celestite being from Madagascar, is a stone for balance. It assists in the alignment of the energy centers with those of the ethereal domain, and promotes clearing and perfecting the chakras.

 

Chiastolite Cross (Cross Stone)

Chakra: Base, 1st & Heart, 4th.
Ruling Planet: Saturn, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Saturn gems  -
astrological gemmology colour chart

Chiastolite Cross

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Chiastolite is a variety of andalusite, sharing those properties in addition to the ones below. Also known as the "cross stone" because of a natural cross pattern, produced by a darker axis and angles colouring. This is the key "signature" by which to understanding its valuable properties. The fact that this stone has had its uses so clearly indicated by those with even a preliminary knowledge of geometric and numeric qualities, is an indication of its importance.

Chiastolite is primarily a stone of balance, stability and harmony, as traditionally indicated by the cross. It can help with physical, mental, intellectual and emotional stability, enhancing problem solving and adapting to change. It can enhance spiritual awareness and inspiration, as well as astral travel and practical creativity.

Chiastolite is used for healing rheumatism, blood disorders, veins, blood circulation, balance of blood pressure (high or low), and lactation. It has a specific use in balancing all base chakra energies.

 

Chlorite

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”

Chlorite Phantom in Quartz

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One of the most universal and useful of all healing minerals. When appearing in quartz, sometimes as phantoms as in the picture, it is especially potent and more easily directed by the user. An excellent stone to wear over the heart as jewellery.

"Chlorite is one of the most favourable healing stones. Worn, carried, placed within ones environment or used as an elixir, the properties of chlorite are overwhelmingly positive." 

Chalcedony

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

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A large family with many shared properties. Incorporates agate, bloodstone, chrysoprase, carnelian, flint, jasper, onyx and sardonyx.

Used by Native Americans to promote "stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribes", chalcedony in its many forms encourages balance, good will and harmony.

In addition to the above properties, the particular form, composition and colour of specific types provide insight into their additional properties.

 

Chalcopyrite

Chakra: depends on the predominant colour, but generally the Third Eye, 6th - chakra chart
Ruling Planet: Not specific -
astrological gemmology colour chart

Chalcopyrite

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An excellent mineral for those wishing to assimilate mystical knowledge as it strengthens perception and a connection with ancient cultures. 

It helps remove energy blockages and encourages the movement of chi and has thus been used in acupuncture and acupressure. A very useful stone for those practicing Tai Chi or "soft" martial arts for all of the above reasons. This beautiful, copper based crystal also possesses the protective qualities of pyrite. When combined with quartz its energies can directed by programming the quartz.

"Chalcopyrite can be used to enhance ones abilities of perception and to strengthen ones contact with the ancient cultures of the universe. It acts as a connective force between one and other cultures such that one may readily receive information."

"It can be used in the treatment of bronchitis and disorders of the lungs. It has been used in the treatment of violent and/or highly infective dis-ease, as well as by others who are working with those affected, in order to provide protection from the affectation. It has also been used to lessen fevers, to reduce inflammation, and to promote hair growth."

 

Citrine

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”

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A beautiful golden yellow to amber stone. Citrine has been called the "merchant's stone" as it is said to increase and maintain wealth. It brightens and cleanses the aura and promotes a happy disposition, helping one to overcome intellectual and emotional problems. 

It has a positive influence on relationships, helping one to perceive obstacles and their solution in an intelligent and optimistic manner.

"Citrine, especially in the faceted form, stimulates the crown chakra, allowing for synthesis between the intellect and total perfection; it is, therefore quite helpful in problem solving, for facilitating recognition of solutions to mental conundrums, and for promoting mental awareness on a moment-to-moment basis. It is said to stimulate openness and to accelerate the awakening of the mind."

"It activates opens and energizes the naval and solar plexus chakras, directing, via personal power, creativity, and intelligent decisiveness, the energy necessary to enhance the physical body. It stimulates both mental focus and endurance."

 

Coral

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 Coral

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Coral Pendant



This organic "stone" is being increasingly imitated as the less common, authentic coral becomes more expensive.

The most usual red coral gives energy and "fire" back to those who have it lacking. The different colours of coral can be understood by their associated chakra colour, white-crown, blue-throat etc.

"It both opens and activates the base chakra, stimulating the energetic pursuit of goals. It also is said to protect from depression and despondency."

 

Diamond

Chakra: Crown, 7th.
Vedic Astrological Information:

Ruling Planet: Venus
Gemstones: Diamond, clear quartz, clear zircon.
Metal to be used: Silver.
Number: 6
Hand: Both
Affected Element: Water
Affected Chakra: 3rd, Vishuddhi
Day for Invocation: Friday
Time for Invocation: Sunrise
Mantra of Invocation: “Om shum shukraya namah” Repeat 16 times.
Pronunciation: “Owm shoom shookra-ya nama-ha”

Diamond

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“Diamond was used during ancient times as a talisman against cowardice and was recognized as a “stone to enhance invulnerability”. It rallies strength with age and maintains the energy to stimulate unity and love of oneself and others.”

 

Dolomite

Chakra: depends on colour - chakra chart
Ruling Planet:
Moon, but not as suited to astrological use as some other Lunar gems  -
astrological gemmology colour chart

Dolomite

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 Dolomite is a specific for depression.

"Dolomite relieves sorrow in such a way as to assist one recognize that "everything happens for a reason". Useful for energy alignment, balancing and blockage removal. It can be used to arrest leakages of energy from the chakras."

Also helps rebuild muscle, blood, bones, teeth nails and hair.


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


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