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What is Yellow Jasper

March 10, 2011 | Jasper in general is a protective stone. A traveler or hitchhiker would be wise to choose a Yellow Jasper, as its protective properties are likely to assure safe traveling conditions. It can also be used to assist astral travel. Yellow Jasper’s energies are compatible with the healing properties of the sun. This healing stone can also be used to tap into knowledge stored in the instinctual gut (solar plexus) chakra....

What is Carnelian

March 8, 2011 | Carnelian balances creative and organization abilities, opens doors, and creates a need to follow through on plans.  Wearing this stone can prevent one from being negatively influenced by others, and from others reading one’s thoughts. Mystical Properties Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration. It helps one to overcome the fear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is...

What is Amethyst

March 3, 2011 | Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called Amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness” and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as...

What is Alabaster

March 3, 2011 | Alabaster (a form of gypsum) is a somewhat crumbly stone. Alabaster has been around for centuries. In fact, ancient Egyptian alabaster carvings were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. The ancient Chinese and Greeks also carved alabaster. Alabaster is a “drawing” stone meaning it has the ability to draw things to or away from one, depending on what one’s needs are. White alabaster summons the spiritual....

What is Citrine

March 3, 2011 | Citrine is one of the only stones which dissipates negative energy, and never requires cleansing or clearing. It holds warm energy and promotes optimism. Citrine attracts abundance, and is known as a “Merchant’s Stone”, to be placed in the cash register or where one conducts business, to not only acquire positive wealth but to maintain it as well. It activates the third chakra, enhances the body’s...

What is Apatite

March 3, 2011 | Apatite is a stone of manifestation. It is related to service and to humanitarian pursuits. Apatite is attuned to the future, yet connects to past lives. It stimulates the development of our psychic gifts and spiritual attunement, deepening meditation and aiding communication and self-expression on all levels. It balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, and the chakras, eliminating overactivity and...

What is Pietersite

March 3, 2011 | Pietersite carries the energy of the ‘storm’ element, and is thus called the Tempest Stone. It is believed to hold the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and can purify one’s body and energies. It is said to be tremendously energizing to the wearer, enhancing strength, courage, will power, and awareness of the higher planes. Pietersite links daily consciousness to the spiritual. Used as a stone of vision, it...

What is Petrified Wood

March 3, 2011 | Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree having turned completely into stone by the process of permineralization. It has been around practically since time began. Under specific conditions the organic materials are...

What is Coral

March 3, 2011 | Coral is considered magical in the realm of crystals and gemstones. Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home. It is a traditional gift for the expectant mother or newborn as a protective amulet. Coral represents diplomacy and concurrence. It quiets the emotions and brings peace to within the self. It facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization.  Coral expedites...

What is Bloodstone

March 3, 2011 | Bloodstone is believed to help direct the healing vibrations of green into the blood stream and to strengthen the kidneys, liver, and spleen; the blood purifying organs. It is said to accomplish this either by being worn, placed on a cleansing organ, or by being taken as a gem elixir. The contrast between green and red is visually appealing, and since these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, we can look at...
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