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Crystals & Gemstones meanings and uses.

There are MANY crystals and gems on this planet. Below are some of the commonly used stones used here at Mindful Journey shop, and their meanings.  New stones are added to this list regularly.  If you are looking for details on a stone that is not listed in this post, it is recommended that you grab yourself a copy of “The Pocket book of stones“. This little book has beautiful illustrations, and a brief but precise descriptions of each stone and it’s use.

African Opal

African Opal is a creamy white stone with black and brown inclusions.

African Opal is referred to as a common Opal – a more affordable alternative to opals with play-of-color. While Opals are mined all over the world, this is an African variety.

Chakras Connected to African Opal: African Opal is said to be a healing stone associated with the heart chakra. Wearing this stone is thought to provide gentle, protective energy to its wearer. (Source)

African Opal

African Jade

African Jade promotes action and intuition. It boosts courage, change, insight, spiritual growth, and the development of new skills. It helps make successful business decisions. 

Spiritual & Emotional Influence:

African Jade assists with tuning into spirit voices, your Higher Self, and intuition.

It is thought to release blocked energy, taking away drains and giving you more authenticity, patience, and stamina. 

African Jade is thought to be good for diabetes, circulation, hearing, vertigo, and feet.  It is also thought to ease pain, including headaches, migraines, and period pain. It is also said to be good for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Chakras Connected to African Jade:

Heart Chakra, Root (Base) Chakra. It grounds by opening the Root (Base) Chakra and anchoring it to the core of the planet.  (Source)

African Jade

Agate

Green Agate

Green Agate is a calming stone that promotes balance, good fortune and loving energies. 

Agates supportive energy is helpful when you are looking for support and grounding in your life. 

Chakras connected to Green Agate:  Green agate is a wonderful catalyst for heart chakra opening. When worn near the heart chakra, a loving, and balancing energy radiates.

Green Agate

Purple Agate

The main Purple Agate meaning is all about harmony, balance, self-confidence and protection. It’s been called “Stone Of Science” and “Sacred Stone Of The Astral” for its various abilities to heal, increase analytical skills and lift the user to higher, more spiritual levels.

This is a lovely stone to help increase creativity, enhance yin and yang harmony, protect against negative energies and bring about good luck and fortune (source)

Chakras connected to Purple Agate: With a nickname like “Sacred Stone Of The Astral”, purple agate will help to open up the beauty of the third eye and crown Chakras, elevating senses and consciousness to open us to our most creative, authentic, higher self. 

Purple Agate

Amber

Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind and spirit. It also cleanses the environment. Amber draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain. (source

Amber is known for its powerful Pain relieving capabilities, making it a wonderful alternative to pain medication.

Chakras Connected to Amber: Amber opens and stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra Primarily, but can also have an activating affect on the crown chakra. Amber provides a sense of warmth and clarity.

Amber is not a stone or crystal, it is organic matter composed mainly of botanic resins. These resins hold within them the fossilized bodies of insects that in ancient myth were believed to be alive and aid the user in amplifying amber’s solar energy.“- Amber Meanings and Crystal Properties – The Crystal Council

Amber

Amethyst

Amethyst is a purifying stone of protection and purification that enhances divine connections and helps release addictions. 

Amethyst is a helpful assistant when one is trying to quit smoking, drinking or drug use. 

Chakras connected to Amethyst: Amethyst stimulates the crown Chakra and is a helpful meditation aid, as it helps to calm thoughts and move into a higher state of consciousness. 

Source

Amethyst

Apatite

Blue Apatite is a calcium phosphate mineral found in Madagascar and Sri Lanka. Blue Apatite cleanses the auric field and stimulates psychic perception and visionary states, while also aiding in past life recovery. Leaving blue apatite under your pillow can enhance lucid dreaming and astral travel. 

Physically, blue apatite can help with headache relief and vertigo.

Chakras Connected to Blue apatite: Blue apatite stimulates the third eye chakra, opening up psychic abilities while lifting up ones mood. 

(Source)

Apatite

Aquamarine

Aqua marine is a cooling and clearing stone that enhances clear communication. 

Good for calming anger, relieving stress, speaking one’s truth, and managing emotions.

Chakras Connected to Aquamarine: Open the Throat and Heart Chakras for clearer, more loving communication with Aquamarine.

(Source)

Aquamarine

Auralite 23

Auralite-23 is a powerful stone with many purposes. Some of the many gifts offered by Auralite-23 are inner purification, increased psychic sensitivity and the aiding in the releasing of patterns of anxiety, resentment, judgement, depression, and defeat. 

 Chakras Connected to Auralite-23: This mystical beauty is a group of crystals, primarily composed of amethyst, and are said to contain as many as twenty-two other minerals, making it an amazing stone for ALL of the Chakras. 

(Source)

Auralite 23

Aventurine

Aventurine is a member of the Quartz family that promotes general healing, hormonal balance, and circulation. 

Aventurine inspires optimism, self- confidence, emotional maturity, and peace. Red aventurine Facilitates Sexual and Creative energies, and supports the immune system, blood, and 

Chakras Connected to Aventurine: Aventurine comes in a variety of colors, so each color has a specific  Chakra connection.

Green Aventurine activates the Heart Chakra.

Blue Aventurine activates the Third eye Chakra

Red Aventurine activates the Root, Sacral, and Third eye Chakras.

(Source)

Aventurine

Bloodstone Jasper

Bloodstone jasper is a stone of strength, courage, purification, and vitality.

This beautiful dark green with red spots aids in detoxification, blood purification and dispelling negative energies. 

Chakras Connected to Bloodstone Jasper: Bloodstone strengthens the Root Chakra, increasing love of life, vitality, and physical endurance.

(Source)

Bloodstone Jasper

Carnelian

Carnelian cultivates courage, vitality, sexuality, and confidence.

Carnelian supports strength, vitality, sexuality, detoxing from drugs or alcohol, and increasing courage and enthusiasm

Chakras Connected to Carnelian: The Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras are all connected to Carnelian, aiding in detoxing, enhanced sexuality, and increased courage.

(Source)

Carnelian

Citrine

Citrine is a stone of manifestation, personal will, mental clarity,  and creativity. 

Citrine supports digestion, metabolism and weight loss, while stimulating optimism, playfulness and decisiveness.

Chakras Connected to Citrine: Citrine helps to open the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras to stimulate imagination and enhance mental clarity. 

(Source)

Citrine

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz amplifies intention, and magnifies ambient energies. Clear quartz is known to aid in clearing, cleansing and healing. 
This clear beauty can be used to intensify feelings and/or heal the emotional body, as well as enhancing clarity, and facilitating communication with spirit guides. 

Chakras Connected to Clear Quartz: the versatility of this stone makes for a wonderful pairing with any Chakra

(Source)

Clear Quartz

Fluorite

Fluorite enhances mental clarity, and decision making. Fluorite can aid in dispelling confusion, dishonesty, and anxiety about the future.

Physically, fluorite has been known to help with vertigo and dizziness. 

Chakras Connected to Fluorite: This one covers all the bases. Fluorite can benefit each Chakra supporting overall clarity and cleansing.

(Source)

Flourite

Hematite

Hematite is a stone of grounding and manifestation. It also protects the body from toxic energies.

Hematite encourages a sense of self and aids in self-forgiveness.

Chakras Connected to Hematite: The Root Chakra activation that hematite brings about can aid in manifesting a solid sense of self and grounding. 

(Source)

Hematite

Howlite

“Howlite is a mesmerizing white crystal that represents the spiritual qualities of open-mindedness, tenderness and stillness, with the protective energies of black veining.” (source)

Howlite promotes Peace and calm, while heling to open the mind to encourage compassion and understanding. Howlite is a wonderful stone for calming those quick to anger. 

Chakras Connected to Howlite: Howlite can be a catalyst to get all the Chakras open and moving, but more so the crown and third eye Chakras.

“The soothing white energies of howlite can help protect and soothe your crown chakra. It works to clear a pathway in your crown chakra in order to fully activate your higher self. It also clears your mind of obstacles so you can see and obtain access to the spirit realm.”.(source)

Howlite

Labradorite

Labradorite amplifies the effects of healing prayers and affirmations”(Source)

It is a stone of magic and protection. Labradorite awakens mental and intuitive abilities.  Meditating with Labradorite enhances inner realm voyages and visionary experiences. 

Chakras Connected to Labradorite: Lab is perfect for activating all Chakras. When placed on the third eye during meditation, Labradorite can facilitate visionary experiences of the future, the past, and the many inner domains of time and timelessness.

(Source)

 

Labradorite

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli promotes truthful communication, enhances telepathy, deepens meditation, and aids in past life recall.

“It is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words” (Source)

Chakras connected to Lapis Lazuli: Lapis connects with the third eye and throat Chakras, opening us to our intuition and ability to communicate clearly.

Lapis Lazuli

Magnesite

Magnesite awakens “higher sensibilities, opening to inner vision, truth, and bliss, listening to the heart” (Source)

Magnesite aids in releasing tension, and promotes joy and emotional harmony, while aiding in stress relief. 

Chakras Connected to Magnesite: Magnesite magnifies the third eye and Crown Chakras, helping with the process of self-reflection, and opening communication between the mind and the heart.

Magnesite

Obsidian

Obsidian is a grounding and protection stone. It can help to dispel self-judgment and self-sabotage. 

Obsidian eliminates negative energies in oneself and one’s environment.

Chakras Connected to Obsidian: Grounding effect of obsidian meshes well with the Root Chakra. (Source)

Obsidian

Pyrite

Pyrite is helpful for manifestation, vitality, willpower creativity, and confidence.

It can help to promote a positive attitude, overcome anxiety, enhance willpower, stimulate creativity, and banish negativity. 

Chakras Connected to Pyrite: Pyrite increases power in the Solar Plexus Chakra (Source)

Pyrite

Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone Inspires enthusiasm, self-appreciation, optimism, and inner peace. 

Supports overcoming fatigue from depression and stimulates awakening of the Rainbow body of lights

Chakras Connected to Rainbow Moonstone: facilitates alignment and activation of all of the Chakras, while remaining grounded and centered. (Source)

Rainbow Moonstone

Sandstone

Blue Sandstone is a sparkly man-made stone that helps to strengthen will power and confidence. 

Blue sandstone is said to boost vitality and well-being, soothe anxiety, and support emotional stability.  (Source)

Chakras connected to blue sandstone: The Third eye and throat Chakras are activated to encourage confidence, clarity and a more stable emotional state

Sandstone

Shungite

Shungite is a powerful purification stone that promotes adherence to truth.

Shungite can help to rid one of negative emotional patterns, while dispelling negative patterns and energies. “The clearing influence of Shungite tends to dispel one’s self-harming or self-defeating habitual patterns.” (Source)

Chakras connected to Shungite: Shungite is an activator of all Chakras making it an excellent stone for letting go of deep-seated feelings of fear, guilt, or shame

Shungite

Tigers eye

Tigers eye can help to find emotional balance, and enhance general vitality. 

Tigers eye facilitates finding emotional harmony with others, while encouraging spiritual balance, stamina, creativity and clarity.

Chakras Connected to Tigers eye: “Stimulates the root chakras and solar plexus, assisting, in taking effective actions and remaining grounded, calm, and centered”(Source)

Tigers Eye

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a powerful stone of purification and protection that supports purification of the body, eliminating toxic substances. 

Tourmaline can help to “dispel worry, judgement, fear, anger, shame, and other toxic emotions” (Source)

Chakras Connected to Tourmaline: The root chakra gets a lot of grounding help from this purifying and grounding stone. 

 

Tourmaline

Wood Opalite

“Wood Opalite is a type of petrified wood – the remains of millions-of-years-old trees.” (Source)

The ancient nature of petrified wood makes it a wise grounding stone, helping to ease anxiety, fear, and panic. Its earthly energies help to create a stable, secure and more positive environment.

Chakras connected to wood opalite: The grounding nature of wood opalite makes it a great pairing with the root chakra.

Wood Opalite

Yellow-green Mountain Jade

Yellow-green jade enhances optimism, wisdom, and enthusiasm.

Yellow green jade is a stone of good luck that encourages good luck, good fortune, abundance, and confidence.

Chakras connected to yellow-green mountain jade: Yellow green jade is an effective heart and solar plexus opening chakra, helping to promote love, confidence, and abundance.

Yellow Candy Jade

Yellow candy jade enhances optimism, emotional regulation, and enthusiasm.

Yellow green jade is an uplifting and encouraging stone that facilitates luck, good fortune, abundance, and confidence.

Chakras connected to yellow-green mountain jade: Yellow candy jade opens the solar plexus chakra allowing for confidence in your own inner guidance system.

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