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Healing Crystals and Stones
Meanings and Healing & Metaphysical Properties
Magpies of the world, unite! There is something pretty and shiny for everyone Scroll down to find the healing crystal you’re looking for and click on the image or link to read all about the stone’s meaning and healing properties! Also, click to learn more about healing crystals & stones!
Amethyst Meaning & Healing Properties
Amethyst stimulates the amygdala which aids in opening and expanding the Third Eye.
In doing so, Amethyst connects us to our higher power and allows us to re-connect with our own divinity.
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Azurite Meaning & Healing Properties
Azurite harmonizes deeply with Blue Ray and Rainbow souls. The rich, indigo hue inspires thoughts of moonlit nights and reaching out to the cosmos from where all things began. Healing crystals like Azurite vibrate with God and act as a bridge between humanity and the higher powers and ideals of all creation.
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Bloodstone Meaning & Healing Properties
Bloodstone represents the very life force of our earthly existence and, so, must be counted among the most beautiful of stones. This healing crystal symbolizes family “blood ties” and, so, is also one of the most powerful stones there is.
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Carnelian Meaning & Healing Properties
The energy vortex of Carnelian has the courage of a lion and roars like one too. When you want to find your voice and deliver a message consider this crystal like a spiritual candy gram – the information arrives safely, with all necessary understanding.
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Citrine Meaning & Healing Properties
As the stone of clarity and creativity, each sparkle from a Citrine crystal symbolizes all the ideas and inventions that are waiting in the wings of the collective consciousness; patiently anticipating our ‘aha’ moments which is their cue to take the stage in the most current production of “Your Life”.
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Coral Meaning & Healing Properties
Coral represents beauty out of ugliness and transformation, with the end result being immeasurable joy. Coral tells us: look to your mirror. Any inner ugliness need not remain. Give yourself to the Coral Spirit and find your soul’s beautiful self anew.
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Emerald Meaning & Healing Properties
The healing crystal Emerald reaches out to us with the message: Open your heart and let true love and abundance fill your spirit.
This is not merely about having wealth and influence but also using the Universe’s Gifts with wisdom and empathy.
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Lapis Lazuli Meaning & Healing Properties
Lapis Lazuli is said to have existed ‘before time’. With Wind as its Element and its Color being that of the deepest Blue (Throat Chakra), this crystal’s energy gifts us with ‘total awareness’ and the ability to speak it clearly.
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Malachite Meaning & Healing Properties
One of the visual characteristics of Malachite is a distinctive peacock-like pattern that also resembles an eye. In the Middle Ages people carried eye stones to avert the “evil eye” and sorcery. Malachite symbolism is also connected to Mother Earth (Gaia) and the Devas.
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Moonstone Meaning & Healing Properties
Seers and healers chose Moonstone as a gift that binds the ties between star-crossed lovers, as an amulet of hope and charisma and a tonic for insomnia. What more comfort than sleeping under a shining moon with the stars swirling behind like a curtain.
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Opal Meaning & Healing Properties
Opal is the fire of the human spirit.
Its dancing auroras help keep our passions and dreams burning even when we believe our own vital spark has long since smoldered out and turned cold.
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Peridot Meaning & Healing Properties
We bet it’s nearly impossible to see a a Peridot and not smile.
No matter the size, Peridot emits so much warmth, so much positive energy that it would compel Eeyore to break out in a chorus of Pharrell Williams’ Happy.
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Clear Quartz Meaning & Healing Properties
Move over other denizens of the sacred stone world – Quartz coming thru!
Yes, you heard me. Quartz is here to shine on central stage as the headliner for nearly any metaphysical working! There is no greater voice in all the healing crystal kingdom!
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Rose Quartz Meaning & Healing Properties
This beautifully colored healing crystal imparts kindheartedness and comfort to those who feel broken inside.
Rose Quartz instills a sense of what Divine love must be like on a Higher Level.
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Ruby Meaning & Healing Properties
Ruby’s redness also symbolizes love and passion. Given between lovers Ruby stimulates the Kundalini and overall intimacy.
This is why Rubies have a long history of being set into wedding rings and used as a fertility charm.
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Sapphire Meaning & Healing Properties
In the world of metaphysical crystals the Sapphire resonates on sacred spheres. Nearly every religion in the world speaks of Sapphire with awe and respect, tying it to such qualities as giving hope, wisdom and even bestowing Divine blessings.
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Spirit Quartz Meaning & Healing Properties
Spirit Quartz simply radiates harmony and cooperation. So, when you’re working in consortium mundanely or magically, keep a Spirit Quartz nearby so that the flow of energy between people remains unbroken.
Read all about Spirit Quartz (aka Cactus or Fairy Quartz) Meaning & Properties.
Tiger’s Eye Meaning & Healing Properties
Like the great cat for which its named, Tiger’s Eye has a fierceness that’s undeniable. In the wild Tigers show nearly ceaseless fortitude and willpower.
Tiger’s Eye is all this and more!
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Topaz Meaning & Healing Properties
If you find yourself somewhat lost on the road of life, Topaz acts like a roadmap (just remember to read it!). Many light workers consider it a “problem solver”. When you need to clear the way and get yourself back on track, Topaz says, “come on, I’m with you!”
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Healing Crystals & Stones Spiritual Meaning & History
Crystals and gemstones are a part of the primeval earth. They remember the world before people, and remind us of the spiritual view of the world our ancestors held so dear.
These ancient humans, like us, could not help but be enamored of something that seemed to have a life all its own. Throughout history people honored gems for their mystical energies.
Crystals were categorized by planetary correspondences, give specific attributes and used as tools particularly among the rich and powerful.
Consider the king who drank from an amethyst cup believing it would protect him from not only drunkenness but also sinister poison (no need for a day-after remedy).
If he had a crystal ball and could look forward in history what astonishment awaits!
Amethyst still bears those attributes in metaphysical and magical circles.
The very first amulets, talismans and charms were probably very simple, water-washed stones that attracted the traveler’s eye.
Being somewhat superstitious and having a society that believes in animism, the happy traveler tucked the stone in a pocket or bag and kept it for good fortune.
This was a gift from the water spirit, and perhaps it would keep the traveler from going thirsty along the way.
See how that connection forms? If a stone came from fire, it could protect against fire.
If it appeared from the snow, it kept you or your hearth fire warm (the Northern part of the United States could use a whole lot of fire stones!).
In pondering the significance of gem and crystal symbolism in our world, we find some answers in an unexpected place: from a gemologist in the 1800s by the name of George Fredrick Kunz.
Kunz traveled and lectured frequently about the history and mythology of stones and finally wrote a book called the Curious Lore of Precious Stones.
He was way ahead of his time with a unique, crystal clear perspective on the importance of precious stones.
Kunz wrote, “Many of these ideas may seem strange enough to us now, and yet when we analyze them we find that they have their roots either in some intrinsic quality of the stones or else in an instinctive appreciation of their symbolical significance.”
OK that’s a bit of a mouthful.
What Kunz was getting at essentially is what all sensitives from Shamans of old to modern Lightworkers have told us.
There is more to crystals than just their beauty.
Yes, a belief in the supernatural certainly drove a lot of lapidary correspondences from the magical applications to how to use gems in medicine.
Truthfully many a healer recommended stones as talismans and even sometimes as part of potions meant to fix what ailed you.
Now there was a gem of an idea!
For the most part the gem powder didn’t hurt the patient, but any positive outcome typically sprung from what we now know as the placebo effect.
One thing that’s important in your exploration of stone symbolism is the understanding that language translations and allusions didn’t always sort themselves out the right way.
You know the old game where you whisper to the person next to you, and they do the same all around the circle.
The message usually comes out hysterically wrong! LOL
That’s sort of what happened with Crystals and gems.
For example, when Pliny mentions sapur in his writings, people initially thought he was talking about sapphire. We now know that it was actually Lapis Lazuli.
This type of transliterate tongue tripping occurred with many other items like herbs and plants.
So this limits the accuracy of information from a purely historical perspective.
For the modern seeker yet another obstacle exists.
If we are building our metaphysical volumes of crystal correspondences based on ancient contexts, guess what?
There are a lot of stones you never hear about.
Some have only been recently classified or discovered (as far as we know). This is where we must begin trusting our intuitive self and tap into that gem’s spiritual matrix for applications and meanings.
Put your witch’s hat on, if you ever needed a cone of power now’s a good time!
Thankfully there does seem to be some continuity in the magical community about these youngling crystals and their symbolism, which is often tied to their color or shape.
Healing Crystals, Gems and Good Vibrations
So what about crystal atmospheres and energy? Is it all hokum? Attend a New Age gem show just once and you’ll have a firm answer to that question.
Even the most psychically blocked person comes out buzzing like they hit a bees nest head on!
Remember that when crystals form certain electrons remain free-roaming, which means the crystal can carry a charge. If you still doubt, check your quartz watch.
Let’s take this little science lesson further. The color of a stone has a specific vibrational frequency.
That means only certain types of light or power can move through each. This is part of what gives your crystal its symbolism.
As a generalized overview, red stones shimmer with life and movement, orange acts as a regulator, yellow crystals offer joy and symmetry, pink are friendly and approachable, green bring inventiveness, blue promotes peace and intuitiveness and purple taps into Universal wisdom and lessons.
Ah, but there’s so much more (you knew that didn’t you?).
Crystals and gems have an energetic fingerprint as unique as those among humans.
People sensitive to stones often talk of a stone expressing this through a little spark that fires an idea or phrase that introduces the stone spirit.
We mention this because as with any metaphysical tool, crystals have a very personal facet to them. Yes, there are books upon books telling you what a stone represents and how to use it, but your stone may have totally different ideas.
Trust in your Higher Self and the stone’s voice to guide you.
Finally you don’t have to wear crystals just for their attributes.
To share a story, when traveling a friend was approached at a Metaphysical show and asked what her necklace “does”. She answered, “it’s pretty and I like it.”
The person asking the question looked confused and asked again, “but what does it DO?”
She repeated, “it’s pretty and I like it. That’s all.”
So enjoy the mystical world of crystals and gemstones, but stop to also appreciate the wonder and beauty that Mother Earth created.
As with the other crystals discussed on our website, we encourage you to explore carnelian in various shapes.
With love & sparkles,