Crystal Meanings I-R
Wealth - Success - Wisdom
Jade is a symbol of purity and serenity and signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. Jade is associated with the heart chakra and increases love and nurturing. It is a protective stone which keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. It is believed to attract good luck and friendship.
Jade stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body. It promotes self-sufficiency. Jade releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind. It stimulates ideas and makes tasks seem less complex so that they can be acted upon immediately.
Jade is a 'dream stone'. Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are. It assists in recognizing yourself as a spiritual being on a human journey and awakens hidden knowledge.
Jade is a cleansing stone, aiding the body's filtration and elimination organs. It is the stone par excellence for the kidneys.
Jade treats the kidneys and supra-adrenal glands, removes toxins, rebinds cellular and skeletal systems, and heals stitches. It assists fertility and childbirth. It works on the hips and spleen. Jade balances the fluids within the body and he water-salt / acid-alkaline ratios.
Intuition - Wisdom - Enlightenment
Kyanite is excellent for attunement and meditation. It is tranquilizing and a powerful transmitter and amplifier of high frequency energies, stimulating psychic abilities and the intuition. With its ability to tune into the causal level, this stone can help spiritual energy to manifest in thought. This crystal connects to spirit guides.
It facilitates dream recall and promotes healing dreams. Kyanite is helpful for those making the transition through death.
As Kyanite does not hold negativity, it never needs cleaning.
Kyanite encourages speaking one's truth, cutting through fears and blockages. Opening the throat chakra, this stone encourages self-expression and communication. Kyanite dispels illusion, anger, frustration, and stress.
Spiritually, Kyanite assists in detaching from the idea of blind fate or implacable karma. It shows the part played by the self in creating causes and measure required to balance the past.
Kyanite treats muscular disorders, fevers, the urogenital system, thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal glands, throat, and brain. A natural pain reliever, it lowers blood pressure and heals infections. It releases excess weight, supports the cerebellum, and the motor responses of the body. Kyanite helps to balance yin-yang energy.
Cosmic - Destiny - Curiosity
Labradorite is a stone of magic and curiosity. Wearing or holding Labradorite helps you tap into a higher state of consciousness. It’s a protective stone as well, so it will keep your energy body grounded, while allowing you to explore the expanded states of the universe. By connecting to and healing all chakras, it boosts mental and spiritual power. Labradorite opens you up, forcing you to become self-aware enough to see what you want.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, relieves stress, and regulates metabolism. It treats colds, gout, and rheumatism, balance hormones and relieves menstrual tension, and lowers blood pressure. Labradorite can be used as a witness during radionic treatment, pin-pointing the cause of dis-ease.
Truth - Awareness - Wisdom
Lapis Lazuli opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulating personal and spiritual power. This crystal quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possesses enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment.
Lapis Lazuli is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. This stone recognizes psychic attack, blocks it, and returns the energy to its source. It teaches the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or dis-ease caused by not speaking out in the past.
This stone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Imbalances in these levels can result in depression, dis-ease, and lack of purpose. In balance, the harmony brings deep inner self-knowledge.
Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. It reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. This stone brings the enduring qualities of honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. It helps you confront truth, wherever you find it, and accept what it teaches. It aids in expressing your own opinions and harmonizes conflict. It teaches the value of active listening.
Lapis Lazuli alleviates pain, especially that of migraine headaches. It overcomes depression, benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, larynx, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow, thymus, and the immune system. Lapis Lazuli overcomes hearing loss, purifies blood, and boosts the immune system. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and lowers blood pressure.
Peace - Tranquility - Restful Sleep
Lepidolite clears electromagnetic pollution and should be placed on computers to absorb their emanations. When Lepidolite takes mica-like form its properties are greatly amplified, and this is the most efficient "mopping up" tool. Lepidolite insists on being used for the highest good. It dissipates negativity. It activated and opens the throat, heart, third eye, and crown chakras, clearing blockages and bringing cosmic awareness. This stone aids in shamanic or spiritual journeying and accesses the Akashic Record. It tunes you in to thoughts and feelings from other lives that are creating a blockage in your life now. It can take you forward into the future.
Lepidolite is extremely useful in the reduction of stress and depression. It halts obsessive thoughts, relieves despondency, and overcomes insomnia. Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful in the stabilising of mood swings and bipolar disorders. It is excellent for overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependancy, supportive in releasing addictions and complaints of all kinds, including anorexia. As a "stone of transition", it releases and reorganises old psychological and behavioural patterns, inducing change. Lepidolite encourages independence and achieving goals without outside help.
Mentally, Lepidolite stimulates the intellect and analytic qualities. With its power of objectivity and concentration, it speeds up decision-making. Lepidolite focuses on what's important, filtering out extraneous distractions.
Emotionally, Lepidolite enhances standing in your own space, free from the influence of others. It is a calming stone that soothes sleep disturbances and emotional stress, bringing deep emotional healing.
Healing, Lepidolite locates the site of dis-ease. Placed on the body over an area of dis-ease, it vibrates gently. Lepidolite relieves allergies, strengthens the immune system, restructures DNA, and enhances the generation of negative ions. It relieves exhaustion, epilepsy, and Alzheimers. Its numbs sciatica and neuralgia, and overcomes joint problems. It is a detoxifies for the skin and connective tissue. Lepidolite is excellent for the menopause, especially as a gem elixir. It treats illnesses caused by "sick building syndrome" or computer stress.
Place or wear as appropriate. Place under pillow for relief from sleep disturbances.
Transformation - Openness - Love
Malachite amplifies both positive and negative energies. It grounds spiritual energies onto the planet. It is believed by some people that Malachite is still evolving and will be one of the most important healing stones of the new millennium.
Malachite is already an important protection stone. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants easily, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. It should be cleansed before and after use by placing it on a quartz cluster in the sun.
Malachite soaks up plutonium pollution, and guards against radiation of all kinds. It should be placed in the home of anyone who lives near a nuclear or natural radiation source. It also clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. It has a strong affinity with nature and the devic forces.
This stone clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. Placed on the third eye, it activates visualization and psychic vision. On the heart, it brings balance and harmony. It opens the heart to unconditional love.
Malachite can be used for scrying or to access other worlds, inner or outer. Journeying through its convoluted patterns releases the mind and stimulates pictures. It can assist in receiving insights from the subconscious or messages from the future.
Psychologically, Malachite is a stone of transformation. Life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone, which encourages risk-taking and change. It mercilessly shows what is blocking you spiritual growth. Malachite draws out deep feeling and psychosomatic causes, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one's actions, thoughts, and feelings. It releases inhibitions and encourages expressing feeling. This stone develops empathy with other people. showing how it would feel to be in their place. It alleviates shyness, and supports friendships. Malachite is useful for psycho-sexual problems, especially when these have been caused by traumatic past-life sexual experiences. It assists the re-birthing process.
Mentally, Malachite goes to the core of a problem, enhancing the intuition and insight. It helps alleviate mental disturbances, including psychiatric illness, and combats dyslexia. It strengthens the ability to absorb and process information, makes you more observant, and helps in understanding difficult concepts.
Placed on the solar plexus, Malachite facilitates deep emotional healing. It releases negative experiences and old traumas, bringing suppressed feelings to the surface and restoring the ability to breathe deeply. At this point, it balances the heart and navel chakras, revealing insights. At an emotional level, it may make moods more intense but quick to change. Malachite can be used for inner exploration. It stimulates dreams and brings memories vividly to life. However, Malachite may need to be supported in the healing and transformation process by other stones.
Malachite is a powerful stone but one that needs to be handled with caution. It is best used under the supervision of a qualified crystal therapist or someone that holds a lot of knowledge around this stone, or once you feel comfortable with your knowledge around this amazing stone.
Mangano Calcite is a heart crystal in contact with the angelic realm. A stone of forgiveness, it releases fear and grief that keep the heart trapped in the past, bringing in unconditional love. It aids self-worth and self-acceptance, heals nervous conditions, and lifts tension and anxiety. This stone prevents nightmares. Pink Calcite's loving energy gently dissolves resistance. It is helpful for anyone who has suffered trauma or assault.
Divinity - Balance - Tenderness
Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings. As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is part of a cycle of change. Its most powerful effect is that of calming emotions.
Moonstone makes conscious the unconscious and promotes intuition and empathy. It encourages lucid dreaming, especially at the time of the full moon.
Moonstone has traditionally been used to enhance psychic abilities and to develop clairvoyance. It can be worn as a pendant to encourage acceptance of your psychic gifts.
Psychologically, Moonstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Moonstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine energy. It balances male - female energies and aids men who want to get in touch with their feminine side. It is the perfect antidote for the excessively macho man or overly aggressive female.
Mentally, Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity, and synchronicity. Care has to be taken that it does not induce illusions in response to wishful thinking.
Emotionally, Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. It improves emotional intelligence. Placed on the solar plexus, it draws out old emotional patterning so that it can be understood and then dissolved. Moonstone provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.
Physically, Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual-related dis-ease and tension. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances, and attunes to the bio-rhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.
Moonstone helps the digestive and reproductive systems, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention, and alleviates degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas. It is excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding. A moonstone elixir was traditionally used for insomnia and the stone can prevent sleep walking.
Women may need to remove Moonstone at full moon.
A stabilizing stone strongly connected with nature. Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see the beauty in all you behold. It is helpful in reducing sensitivity to weather and to environmental pollutants. This stone is extremely beneficial for anyone employed in agriculture or associated with botany.
A birthing crystal, Moss Agate assists midwives in their work, lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages or spiritual fetters.
A stone of wealth, Moss Agate attracts abundance. Moss Agate can act with a dual purpose. It helps intellectual people access their intuitive feelings and, conversely, assists intuitive people in channeling their energy in practical ways.
Psychologically, Moss Agate improves self-esteem and strengthens positive personality traits. It releases fear and deep-seated stress. It helps to develop strength and the ability to get a long with others, and encourages expanding one's personal space and growth. It strengthens the ability to try one more time, inspiring with new ideals after a period of stagnation.
Mentally, Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication. It balances emotions, reducing stress and lessening fear. It encourages trust and hope, being a highly optimistic stone. It is helpful for anyone suffering from depression through life circumstances or brain imbalances. No matter how difficult those circumstances may be, Moss Agate gives insight into the reason behind them.
Moss Agate speeds up recovery. It can be used to counteract long-term illness. It is anti-inflammatory, cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, encouraging the flow of lymph, and boosts the immune system. Moss Agate eliminates depression caused by left-right brain imbalance. It helps prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds, flu, and lowers fevers. It is anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling in lymph nodes. As as elixir applied to the skin, Moss Agate treats fungal and skin infections.
Opal Aura Quartz
Opal Aura has a much paler rainbow color that is produced from platinum. In the same way that a rainbow in the sky stimulates hope and optimism, Opal Aura is a crystal of Joy. It purifies and balances all the chakras and integrates the light body into the physical dimensions. Opal Aura opens to a deep state of meditative awareness, grounding the information received in the physical body. It brings about a state of total union with the divine through cosmic consciousness.
Communication - Transition - Strength
Opalite is subtle yet highly energetic. It is ideal for meditation. Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, Opalite helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalising our hidden feelings. It can also help us to be successful in business.
Opalite is for all-round healing. It aids sexual prowess, enhancing sexual experience. Opalite stabilises mood swings and helps in overcoming fatigue. It purifies the blood and kidneys.
Openness - Cleansing - Purity
Orange Calcite is a highly energizing and cleansing stone, especially for the lower chakras. Orange Calcite balances the emotions, removes fear, and overcomes depression. It dissolves problems and maximizes potential. This stone heals the reproductive system, gallbladder, and intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and removes mucus from the system.
Peacock Ore aka Chalcopyrite
Positive - Happiness - Stress Relief
Grounding - Trust - Feeling at Ease
Petrified wood allows us to tap into our patience, it represents our journey of spiritual growth at a steady and consistent pace. Petrified Wood takes a long time to complete the process of petrification and this long journey’s patience is emulating from its contents. Petrified Wood will allow one to become more trusting in the process of life and in the journey of evolution. When we are feeling that “bad” things keep occurring, Petrified Wood will allow us to have trust in the obstacles thrown in our path. These obstacles are here to be tackled and remind us that they are eventually contributing to our highest good. When we are holding or wearing Petrified Wood, we are allowing and trusting the timing of the Divine, and are noticing the signs along the way.
Those undergoing change and transformation can ease the process of chaos by wearing Petrified Wood around the neck. When inevitable change strikes, Petrified Wood shares with us visions of itself 200 million years ago and reminds us that we are apart of the Great Wheel of Life, and that it is okay to surrender to change no matter how painful it may seem. These ancient trees have withstood and experienced the earliest days of our planet, and were petrified to be shared with us, the “future” of Planet Earth.
Love - Safety - Aphrodisiac
Pink Tourmaline is an aphrodisiac that attracts love in the material and spiritual world. Providing assurance that it is safe to love, it inspires thrust in love, and confirms that it is necessary to love yourself before you can hope to be loved by others. This stone assists in sheer physical pleasure. It disperses emotional pain and old destructive feelings through the heart chakra, which it cleanses, and synthesizes love with spirituality. Promoting peace and relaxation, Pink Tourmaline connects you to wisdom and compassion and stimulates receptivity to healing energies.
This crystal balances a dysfunctional endocrine system and treats heart, lungs, and skin. (See Black Tourmaline for further info)
Wealth - Success - Protection
Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. Pyrite blocks energy leaks and mends auric tears. Carry Pyrite in your pocket to protect you from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being.
Traditionally, Pyrite is known as a stone of luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth and prosperity to the user, via its creative energies of manifestation, and its encouragement of following one's dreams. This quality makes Pyrite excellent for grid work and rituals. Pyrite not only deflects negative energies, but also helps to release negative and inhibiting patterns of behavior. Pyrite can enhance one's will during challenging times and supports the action necessary for personal growth and success. Meditation with Pyrite can encourage greater frequency in moments of inspiration, and its grounding action allows these higher frequencies to be grounded into the physical world.
Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being. It is helpful for any type of infection and can purify the systems of the body. Pyrite can be used to bring a feeling of increased vitality during times of hard-work or stress. Pyrite is also great for balancing one's energetic fields. If you are feeling overworked lately, with no end in sight, then Pyrite might be for you! Pyrite makes a great gift for those in convalescence.
Unconditional Love - Forgiveness - Compassion
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart and the heart chakra, teaching the true essence of love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels, and brings deep inner healing and self-love. It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trauma and crisis. If you want to attract love, look no further than romantic Rose Quartz.
In existing relationships, it will restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love. Rose quartz gently draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vibes. It strengthens empathy and sensitivity and aids the acceptance of necessary change. It is an excellent stone for mid-life crisis.
Emotionally, Rose Quartz is the finest healer. Releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache and transmuting emotional conditioning that no longer serves you, it soothes internalized pain and heals deprivation. If you have never received love, Rose Quartz opens your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief. Rose Quartz teaches you how to love yourself, vital if you have thought yourself unlovable. You cannot accept love from others nor love them unless you love yourself. This stone encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance and invokes self-trust and self-worth.
Rose Quartz strengthens the physical heart and circulatory system and releases the impurities from body fluids. Placed on the thymus, Rose Quartz aids chest and lung problems. It heals the kidneys and adrenals and alleviates vertigo. Rose Quartz is said to increase fertility. The stone or elixir soothes burns and blistering and smooths the complexion. It is helpful in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and senile dementia.