||Healing Properties of Crystal
||Blue, White, Grey, Brown, Red, Green, Yellow, Black, Rose
||Rebalances and harmonises mind, body and spirit, cleanses and stabilises the aura, removing negativity. Encourages clear, rational thinking. Good to use during pregnancy, soothing, calming, balancing mother and baby through pregnancy and labour. Helps prevent uterus prolapsing after delivery. Blue Lace Agate is good for the throat chakra, also harmonises heart, third eye and crown chakras. A very calm stone creating a sense of peace and tranquillity. Helps strengthen and repair bones, cools arthritic inflammation, soothes sore eyes and skin problems,redness and iritation. Black Agate is a 'stone for peace and healing', grounding and centering, aids meditation. Can be used in the treatment of disorders of the intestines, veins, ears, nose and throat, and has been used to dissipate pain on all levels.
||Blue Lace:- Pisces Black:- Sagittarius & Scorpio|
||Turquoise, blue green, often with yellow, white or grey sections
||Soothes and harmonises the nervous system, dispelling worries, fears, anger and irritation and balancing mood swings. It soothes all chakras, being especially good for the heart and throat chakras. Encourages communication. Helps balance the metabolism, regulates calcium deficiencies, alleviates muscular cramps and spasms. Useful for resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis. Amazonite encourages us to take charge of our lives and reminds us that we have the ability to change any situation.
||Ranges from pale mauve to deep purple
||Amethyst is a good all rounder, being a gentle, protective, soothing and calming stone it is suitable for everybody. Amethyst can help with insomnia (try sleeping with one under your pillow), helps restful sleep, gives relief for headaches and stress. A popular choice for use in meditation. Amethyst clears negativity, balances mood swings and soothes anger and irritability. Amethyst is an excellent stone to begin your crystal collection with.
||Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn|
||A mixture of purple Amethyst and yellow Citrine
||A combination of Amethyst and Citrine that has the healing properties of both, making it a very powerful stone. Clears stress and tension from the head, calms the mind and brings greater focus to meditation. Ametrine's powerful cleansing properties disperse negativity from the aura and toxins from the body. Cleanses the blood. energises, regenerates the physical body and strengthens the immune system. An uplifting stone, good for chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), depression, burning sensations, gastric disturbances, ulcers, fatigue, lethargy, tension headaches and stress related disease. Releases physical, emotional and mental blockages, balancing and soothing emotions. Instigates change and eases transition, it is useful during puberty or when experiencing major changes in your life.
||Blue, Blue-green, Brownish-red & Grey to Yellow, but most commonly Green
||A stone of comfort and balance, Aventurine is good for the heart chakra. Encourages feelings of deep relaxation and contentment, fills the heart with love and joy, excellent for those who may feel unloved, or find it difficult to open their hearts, to trust and form relationships. Also good for lung and throat disorders, insomnia, allergies, skin diseases, adrenal glands and the muscular and urogenital systems. Can also be used for pain relief.
||Bright to dark green with flecks of red (the red may not always be seen on smaller crystals)
||Also referred to as Heliotrope, Green Jasper or Blood Jasper. Bloodstone is a stone of strength and courage, it provides support and stability. Helps alleviate emotional problems associated with the heart. Good stone for those suffering with anaemia and blood disorders. Can bring about unselfishness, enhance creativity, assist decision making and dispel confusion.
||Aries, Pisces & Libra|
|Carnelian (also known as Sard)
||Orange, Red and Red-brown
||Useful for the sacral and base chakra with the ability to boost fertility. Raises low energy levels, stimulates the brain and clears the mind of confusion, aiding concentration and problem solving. A stone of courage, Carnelian helps us believe in, and stand up for, ourselves, banishing negative emotions such as fear and depression, it protects and uplifts. Good for the blood and circulation. Can be used for the treatment of neuralgia, gall stones, kidney stones, pollen allergies and colds.
||Taurus, Cancer & Leo|
||Pale yellow to golden brown & burnt amber
||Citrine stimulates the brain, promoting mental awareness, giving way to new ideas and creativity. Helps with problem solving An ideal stone to have with you for studying and taking exams. Citrine is also a good energizer, giving an energy boost to those feeling tired and drained. Raises self-esteem, stabilizes emotions, dispels anger and gets rid of negative and self destructive tendencies. Citrine is one of the few stones that does not need cleansing as it transmutes negative energy into positive energy.
||Gemini, Aries, Libra & Leo|
||Clear Quartz is an excellent healing stone, known as the master healer, it's widely used in meditation. Revitalising, it can bring about balance within the body as a whole, clear any blockages and negativity whilst increasing energy. Can also help to alleviate the symptoms of vertigo. This is an ideal stone for the home and work environment. Place one by your computer or television to help dispel the negative energies radiated from them.
||Good for all signs of the zodiac|
|Fluorite (also known as Fluor Spar)
||Various colours incl. White, Pink, Magenta, Purple, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow
||An effective immune booster Fluorite stimulates the regeneration of cells. Good for ulcers, cuts, wounds, scars, herpes, sores and cankers, as well as flu, colds and sinus problems. Brings order to chaos, attracts harmony and tranquillity. Useful when studying as it increases our powers of concentration. Good for purification, whether of the body, aura or a room.
||Pisces & Capricorn|
||Grey-to-Black, Brown-Red, Red
||A calming stone, known as the 'stone of the mind', which absorbs negativity. A good stone to wear or carry with you. Helps us to realize the only limitations that exist are the self-limiting concepts in our own mind, assisting us in reaching our goals. Helps childbirth, balances the nerves, alleviates insomnia, stress and worry. Sufferers of anaemia and arthritis will benefit from this stone. As with Clear Quartz, Hematite placed by your television, hi-fi or computer will dispel the negative energies radiated from them.
||Aries & Aquarius|
||Dark Red, Orange, Yellow, Tan, Brown, Green, Grey & Blue, sometimes with stripes or banding
||Known as the "supreme nurturer" Jasper reminds us that we are not on this earth just for ourselves, but also to bring joy and substance to others. Can be helpful in times of hospitalisation when your energy may be low. Can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of the internal organs, disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, stomach, loss of smell and has been reported to soothe the nerves. Red Jasper balances and grounds the base chakra, bestowing courage and willpower to achieve goals. Good for stimulating the circulation, increasing energy, treatment of sexual problems and disorders of the intestines. A nurturing stone helpful in times of recovery.
||Jasper:- Leo Red Jasper:- Taurus|
||Light to dark green
||Sometimes called the 'midwife stone', Malachite helps alleviate menstrual problems, PMT, menopause, eases labour, balances mood swings, attunes you to nature, eases depression and brings about peace and tranquillity. Benefits sufferers of vertigo, asthma, arthritis and broken bones. Boosts the immune system, helping recovery after illness, stimulating regeneration and rejuvenation. Also helps you to accept responsibility for your actions.
||Capricorn & Scorpio|
||Multicoloured, including red, yellow & white
||A gentle, peaceful stone providing balance between inner and outer experiences, also balancing the desire for new adventures with the need to complete the present task. Helps us choose the right pathway.
||Aries & Taurus|
||Moonstone is a feminine stone, bringing calmness as well as awareness. It enhances perception and discernment assisting in decision making to further development. Can also alleviate emotional tension. Moonstone can be used to ease pregnancy and childbirth, PMS and change of life. Often known as the 'travellers stone', it brings protection during travels.
||Cancer, Libra & Scorpio|
|Obsidian - Snowflake
||Usually Black, Silvery or Brown, but can be Blue, Green, Purple or Red
||Also called Rock Glass or Volcanic Glass. Excellent stone grounding and anchoring us to Mother Earth, making us feel stable and balanced. Protective, it will purify a negative atmosphere. Can remove toxins from the body as well as polluted areas of the earth. Excellent in pain relief and used to treat joint pain eg; arthritis, alleviates muscular aches and spasms. Improves circulation, good for those suffering with hardening of the arteries.. Can also remove shock arising after an injury. Snowflake Obsidian is a 'stone of purity', bringing purity and balance to the body, mind and spirit. Can be used in treatment of disorders of the veins and skeletal structure.
||Obsidian:- Sagittarius Snowflake:- Virgo|
||Found in various colours, mostly black, black & white, red & white, orange-brown/ honey & white.
||Onyx can be used to banish grief, enhance self-control, stimulate wise decision-making, and encourage happiness and good fortune. Helps us absorb from the universe the energies which are needed. Onyx has been used in the treatment of disorders related to bone marrow, the soft tissue structures and the feet. Helps us recognise personal strengths, helping understanding of the reality of the moment. Helps us to become masters of our own future.
||Rose pink with black veins (also yellow, green, brownish-red, black)
||A stimulating stone known as the 'stone of love', Rhodonite can assist in achieving your potential and expressing unconditional love towards both yourself and others. Compassionate, it will help you to forgive and forget past traumas, thus healing the heart chakra. Also helps with anxiety, fears and panic attacks bringing calmness and harmony. Can help with the symptoms of emphysema, inflammation of the joints, arthritis, throat infections and heart disorders.
||Various shades of pink
||A gentle, soothing, loving stone, suitable for everyone, filling them with a sense of love for themselves as well as others. Rose Quartz helps to bring about balance within the whole body and can help with the symptoms of vertigo, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the heart and create a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Can also help with attaining restful sleep. Rose Quartz helps in overcoming traumatic and upsetting situations, restoring some peace and harmony. Rose Quartz is an excellent stone to begin your crystal collection with.
||Taurus & Libra|
||Dark Blue, Grey, Green Yellow, White, Light Red, Lavender Blue, colourless
||Helps eliminate confusion, provides the ability to be rational and arrive at logical conclusions. An excellent stone for use in groups providing for fellowship, solidarity and sharing of goals and purpose. Has been used in the treatment of gland metabolism and can treat digestive disorders, purify the body, dispel insomnia, and improve disorders associated with calcium deficiencies.
||Golden brown (can also be cream, red, blue, or black) with a 'cats eye' effect
||A protective stone which dispels fear and anxiety. Helps counteract hypochondria and psychosomatic illness. Gives us courage, self confidence and will-power, balances mood swings, relieves tension and promotes mental clarity. Tigers eye can also assist in the healing of broken bones and be used for pain relief. A good grounding stone, can be used after meditation when required.
||Combination of Golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper & Black Hematite
||Tiger Iron combines the qualities of golden tiger eye, red jasper and black hematite. Also assists in creative endeavours, prompting artistic abilities. Stimulates physical vitality and has been used to help the assimilation of the B-complex vitamins and to increase the red/white blood cell count. Can also help to strengthen the muscular structure and to increase the production of steroids.
||Turquoise, usually with black, brown or gold veins running through the stone (can vary from greenish-blue to sky-blue)
||A powerful stone, turquoise can help soothe a sore throat, and also purify the lungs. Encourages written and oral communication and the expression of our true feelings. A stone of balance it is good for stabilising mood swings and calming nerves. Has the power to prevent panic attacks and helps recovery after a nervous breakdown. This stone is a powerful physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healer that strengthens and regenerates the body. Helps you feel grounded when undertaking spiritual work. Provides pain relief, alleviates muscular and skeletal disorders, skin complaints, digestive problems, high blood pressure, asthma, fevers and inflamed eyes. A master healer with a purifying energy which tends to dissipate negativity (where the negativity is not within the self).
||Sagittarius, Pisces & Scorpio|
|Howlite - Turquoise
||Turquoise (Howlite is more often found in white)
||Used to calm communication, encourage awareness and emotional expression. Combines the power of reasoning with observation and patience, providing for discernment, retentive memory and a desire for knowledge. Spurs us on to reach our goals. Dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, brings strength and innocence to immediate confrontations. Can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage. Lessens rudeness, boisterousness and provides reflection. Discourages impertinent behaviour, encourages subtlety and tact. Good for balancing calcium levels in the body and for disorders of the teeth, bone structure and soft tissues.
|Astrological Birthstone Chart|
||21 March – 20 April
||Carnelian, Ruby, Diamond, Bloodstone, Jasper, Aquamarine, Coral, Haematite, Sunstone
||21 April – 21 May
||Emerald, Topaz, Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Diamond
||22 May – 22 June
||Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Agate, Calcite, Emerald, Apophyllite
||23 June – 23 July
||Moonstone (rainbow), Pearl, Chrysoprase, Amber, Emerald
||24 July – 24 August
||Ruby, Tiger’s Eye, Cat’s Eye, Sunstone, Golden Topaz, Emerald, Clear Quartz, Fire Agate, Amber
||24 August – 23 September
||Peridot, Carnelian, Moonstone, Dioptase, Sapphire, Opal, Rutile, Quartz
||24 September – 23 October
||Opal, Diamond, Sapphire, Apophyllite, Aquamarine, Jade, Emerald, Peridot, Topaz, Aventurine
||24 October – 22 November
||Aquamarine, Opal, Turquoise, Topaz, Malachite, Herkimer Diamond, Obsidian
||23 November – 21 December
||Topaz, Turquoise, Garnet, Amethyst, Malachite, Labradorite, Blue Lace Agate
||22 December – 20 January
||Black Onyx, Jet, Ruby, Clear Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz
||21 January – 19 February
||Garnet, Turquoise, Amethyst, Labradorite, Diamond, Jade, Sapphire, Aquamarine
||20 February – 20 March
||Amethyst, Turquoise, Moonstone, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Calcite, Aquamarine, Sugilite