GEMSTONES AND THEIR MEANINGS
Agate is a foundation stone that strengthens our self-respect and self-esteem. It gives us courage and action when we feel insecure. The stone helps to remove energy blockages in the body, promotes balance and better health. Agate can also be worn to attract love and to avoid vanity thoughts and misgivings.
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color.
Aquamarine is known as the stone of communication. It can help you find the courage to stand up for what you believe and be able to come out with your truth. This stone can be associated with the calming waves of the sea and help connect you to the element of water. Legends tell of Aquamarine as the treasure of mermaids.
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.
Amazonite is named after the powerful Amazon River, and like a river it is powerful, but also harmonious and calm. It should give you the strength to search within and find your truth and integrity. Raises awareness of your feelings and actions towards others. Used it to take care of yourself, to do what you think is fun, and encourage you to go your own way.
Angelite is thought to improve spirituality and spiritual awareness, with a peaceful energy that is calming and soothing. Many believe it promotes communication and self-express while dispelling fear, anger and anxiety. Angelite is closely related to the astrological sign of Aquarius. It strengthens all our senses by removing veils that distract and relieve throat problems. Angelite helps with clear and loving communication and increases the ability to weigh your words and promote collaborations.
Scented sweetly with pine, warm to the touch, and swirling in a display of dancing golden light, Amber is a soul-stirring stone. While some crystals are formed in fiery pits and others find their flow in water, Amber is a little bit different. This gem is actually the hardened resin of pine trees.
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. It absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress. Amber clears depression, stimulates the intellect and promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression. It encourages decision-making, spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance and patience. There’s no doubt that this stone rouses your spirit. It is known for being a gemstone of renewal. It cleanses spaces, places, and people and can shield you from negative energies too. Make no mistake, Amber is an absolute joy to be around.
Amethyst carries a high, sweet vibration. It is highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation by surrendering to that which is greater than the self. It also stimulates the higher mind to receive one’s spiritual power as a creation of the Divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom, and guidance that is offered. Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion.
Amethyst is known for its meditative and calming properties. Often linked to the emotional, spiritual and physical, this purple quartz is known to promote calm, balance and peace.
Aventurine is a stone that is famous for giving luck and success in all parts of life, and it is also said to increase our leadership skills and our creativity. Aventurine balances our human and female energies, and balances and calms feelings like anger and irritation. Aventurine is an appreciated healing stone and the red aventurin wants to help you get a spiritual relationship to your survival and money. It strengthens both legitimacy, creativity and faithfulness so that you can stand your feet on earth and feel power. It´s a stone that helps us reach the abundance of life.
Apatite is a deeply spiritual stone with a cleansing influence on the aura, especially in the mental body – the vibratory level associated with psychic perception and paranormal abilities. It is a particularly strong stone to use in past-life or alternate-life work, because of its ability to access the energy levels where the Akashic records and an individual’s soul patterns exist.
Blue Apatite enhances creativity and awakens the finer, inner self. It is a stone of the future and brings knowledge to those attuned to it. It may be used as an interface point between consciousness and matter to translate our humanitarian aspirations into healing, information, communication and teaching.
Carnelian is a energy stabilizing stone and is known for strengthening the individual and stimulating creativity. It is often called the stone of fashion. Carnelian is said to keep us from jealousy, hate and fear and free us from sorrow. The carnelian is a foundation stone and its strength cleans away the negativity of other stones when carried together. Feel free to carry carnelian when you want to finding the right choice in life. It can be worn as protection during pregnancy.
Citrine is a crystal that stands for joy and energy. Together with its dimly yellow color it´s sometimes called the sun’s crystal. Citrine seems to protect our aura and prevents other people’s negative energies from reaching us. It helps us express ourselves in social contexts, to have fun, to laugh and to be playfull. It can be worn as amulet to strengthen self-confidence and confidence in its own ability to create and be. It´s good for those who want to break their own patterns.
Emerald symbolizes peace, love and eternal life. It strengthens the intelligence, donates love, eloquence and popularity. Emerald protects the traveler and calms the storm at sea. It is said to protected pregnant women from miscarriage. Opens your heart so that you can both give and receive empathy and love and helps you to live in harmony with the powers of nature. It gives your mind, heart, spirit and body a new life in the form of deep rest and wisdom. Helps you find security and harmony in body and self and removes distressed anxiety. Promotes patience, business deals and wealth.
Garnet is one of the most useful healing stones when it comes to living your life. It is also called the stone of passion, as it stimulates your sexuality, gives you courage to follow your lusts and attracts passionate love. It increases your medial sensitivity and is also suitable for those who wish to attract soulmates. Increases your bodily strength, stamina and energetic creativity. Strengthens your auran and creates positive vibrations as a protection against negative energies, and it is also said to protect against thieves. Stimulates your sexual appetite, vitality and fertility. Helps you come closer to Mother Earth and the your primal force that gives you pleasure, strength and courage to express your own perfection. Resists rheumatism and skin problems, especially inflammations. Regulates the heart and the blood.
Hematite helps you break bad habits and can be called the stone of the intellect or mind. It has a calming, relaxing effect and helps you come down to earth and be more anchored in your body. The hematite also stands for balance between yin and yang, male and female. It gives the user or wearer courage, peace and trust. Protects against depression and helps with wounds that do not want to heal.
Howlite does not allow you to stay in doubt but support you so that your energy is expressed. It is a very soothing stone that can fill you with new inspiration and new ideas, and its energy is so powerful that it almost strikes you and makes you act. Howlite processes a selfish, negative and critical attitude to reveal virginity and strength.
Iolite is also called water sapphire and helps you find the right way in life as well as to trust your inner guide. Helps you get in touch with your intuition and feelings of emotion, and also to dare you to let them out. Strengthens the heart’s voice, and both heals and calms the soul. Good if you want to get the truth out in something. Can be used to stimulate visions and have been used in Shaman healing ceremonies to strengthen the spiritual power. It supports intuition, inner view and is excellent in all forms of internal travel.
Jade is a wisdom stone, which has protective and healing properties. Jade is calming and counteracts stress while giving you energy and clarity. It helps you to be humble before life, develop your inner wisdom, works as a guide through life and reminds you of the strength and the peaceful existence of the deep forests.
Jasper influences the root chakra and gives balance, quietness and security in everyday life. It protects us from travel and counteracts negativity in our surroundings. It reminds us that we are not here on earth just for our own sake. We are also here to give joy and love to others, to help others make up with their past and to realize the desires of their hearts. Jasper has been worn by shamans for its protective and healing qualities as well as for its ability to “ground” us.
Labradorites have strengthening and energizing properties and are also said to have healing properties. They are also associated with renewal and rebirth and will fill you with essential energy. Helps in the formation of cells and are therefore good during pregnancy, during childhood growth and to heal wounds. Also helps wtih vision disorders, metabolism- and digestive problems.
Lapis Lazuli helps bring awareness of the soul and your spiritual purpose in life. If you find yourself drawn to the Lapis Lazuli stone, it could be a sign that you’re ready to open the doors to the magic and wonder of the universe. Meditate with Lapis Lazuli crystal, a water element stone, and discover the honesty of your spirit, both in the spoken and written word.
Lava represents the elements of fire and earth. The stones are rich in minerals from the depths of the earth’s core and the fire is associated with energy, self-esteem and passion, while soil stands for more practical qualities, restraint and materialism.
Malachite is a healing and balancing stone, also called the “mirror of the soul”, as it shows both the negative and positive aspects of us. It neutralizes negative energy and protects against harmful radiation, such as microwaves, mobile phones and computers. The stone is also said to provide protection against radiation such as radon and against pollution from traffic and factories. It absorbs negative energy and can be used for pain or tension in the body. Malachite helps you dare to change, to let go of the past and travel into the myriads of possibilities in life.It supports development and the ability to address the problems and see the solutions. You can put the malachite on the different chakra you want to work with and for example adding malakit to the solar plexus opens up for change and transformation.
Muscovite helps to gather thoughts and to heal pain. It is also said to encourage unconditional love, to open the heart to sharing and to help you to accept other people´s imperfections. It is said to stimulate confidence and ease tension. It will help you to live in the present, and as you let go of ‘today’ it is possible for the future to unfold as it was meant to.
Moonstone is a protection stone when traveling, especially when travel over water. It is for inner growth and strength. Moonstone is a female stone and helps men (and women) to open up their female side. It neutralizes negative feelings and provides peace and harmony. It gives a milder form of passion in love and can be given as a gift to someone you love and want to protect.
Obsidian absorbs mental stress and removes negative energies. Good for visualizations and to make you understand the meaning of your life. It help you set the right goals and really reach them.
Onyx can be used to heal grief, to strengthen self-control and to stimulate wise decision-making. It will give both happiness, success and luck. The receptive character of the onyx helps us to absorb the forces and the energies of life and the universe that we need. It balances difficult conditions, the masculine side of the feminine and sexual charges so that there is no overvoltage in any direction. It also provides the power to dare to let go.