Gemstones Meaning | Properties | Healing E - I
Everyone is attracted to gemstones and their beauty. They have been used for ornamentation and as a symbol of power for thousands of years. But such crystals were valued for more than their beauty - they each had a sacred meaning. In ancient cultures, their healing properties were as important as their ability to adorn.
Crystals were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. They are the earth's DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are miniature storehouses containing the records of the development of the earth over millions of years, and bearing the indelible memory of the powerful forces that shaped it. Their crystalline structure can absorb, conserve, focus and emit energy, especially on the electromagnetic waveband.
Crystals make excellent jewelry for both men and women. Wearing gems used to be a royal or priestly prerogative. The high priest of Judaism wore a breastplate set with precious stones. It was much more than a badge of office; it conveyed power to the wearer. As far back as the Stone Age, men and women wore crystal jewelry and talismen. They had a protective as well as decorative function, guarding their wearer from harm.
Crystals have been used to heal and bring balance, working through resonance and vibration. To gain maximum benefit from crystal healing, you need to be properly trained or be treated by someone who is well qualified and experienced. However, you can find benefits in crystals for common ailments. Crystals are said to heal holistically - that is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of being. They realign subtle energies that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and activating linkage points to the chakras that regulate the body's vibrational stasis.
Prosperity, Hope, Healing
Primary Chakras: Heart
Astrological signs: Taurus, Gemini, Aries
Emerald is associated with the Heart Chakra and blissful love. It is, without doubt, the strongest example of the healing green ray energy.
Use Emerald to bring love, loyalty, unity and wisdom to your life. In groups of two or more people, Emerald can encourage bonding, and strengthen communication and understanding, helping each person to adequately express themselves without offending others. Emerald is believed to enhance memory and mental clarity. Meditating with Emerald can help one to connect to Divine Love, open the heart to accept all things in life as gifts, and acquire the ability to discern when others are speaking the truth or not.
Emerald can help to open up psychic abilities, and enhance one's ability to notice and manage synchronicities. Emerald is often used to attract prosperity to the owner, strengthening the courage to follow your heart’s wisdom to its logical outcome and allowing for the amplification of hope and encouragement. Emerald reminds one that the Universe will always provide.
EMERALD AFFIRMATION: I focus on prosperity and the Universe provides abundance.
Zodiac - Aquarius
Feldspar helps us to find unconventional and exciting ways to reach our goals. It supports us in issues relating to self-awareness and self-love. Feldspar assists in finding misplaced items. It is a stone of creativity and is good for Astral travel.
SPOTTED FELDSPAR AFFIRMATION: I am a source of positive energy.
Zodiac - Aquarius
Grey Feldspar helps us to find unconventional and exciting ways to reach our goals. It is a stone of creativity and creative thinking.
It assists in locating that which has been misplaced, and also in discovering and understanding previously unidentified messages from both within and outward of the self. It is a stone helpful with self-awareness.
GREY FELDSPAR AFFIRMATION: I will open my mind and let the ideas flow.
Love, Loyalty, Commitment
Primary Chakras: Root, Sacral, Heart
Astrological signs: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
The flash and fire of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating dark places and dark souls. Garnet is a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to its user, and helps lessen anger, especially toward oneself. Garnet’s fire stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet will quickly “light a fire” under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.
Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them. Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy. Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty. A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business.
GARNET AFFIRMATION: I am loyal to myself and others.
Protection • Uplifting • Drive
Primary Chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological signs: Sagittarius
Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles, which give Goldstone its shimmery appearance (infusions of cobalt result in Blue Goldstone). It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century. And, because glass is made from quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community.
The sparkles of Goldstone are symbolic of the light that can always be found in the darkness. Use Goldstone when you feel lost, either literally or emotionally. Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing.
MANTRA: I sparkle like the universe.
Protection, Uplifting, Drive
Primary Chakras: Throat, Crown, Third Eye
Astrological signs: Sagittarius
Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles; the additions of cobalt, manganese or chromium result in the deep, shimmery Blue Goldstone. It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century. And, because glass is made from quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community.
The sparkles of Blue Goldstone are reminiscent of stars in the night sky. Use Blue Goldstone to make a wish. Keep a piece with your resume or at your work desk to increase job opportunities or better advancements in your career. Blue Goldstone is a favorite of actors, performers and media types to gain that “big break” to fame.
Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing.
BLUE GOLDSTONE AFFIRMATION: I wish upon a star and my dreams come true.
Grounding, Balancing, Detoxifying
Primary Chakras: Root
Astrological signs: Aries, Aquarius
Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.
Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, wear hematite.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.
Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control.
Wear Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.
HEMATITE AFFIRMATION: My life is filled with balance and harmony.
Calming, Awareness, Spiritual
Primary Chakras: All
Astrological signs: Gemini, Virgo
Howlite is one of the “attunement stones” which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. Howlite opens and prepares the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements. It is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Howlite will calm and soothe the emotions, slow the overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep. Howlite can help to access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking.
Howlite brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates a calm communication of these issues. Wear Howlite to absorb anger and negative energy. Meditating with Howlite can help one to connect with the higher realms, allowing for greater communication of higher frequencies into the higher chakras, to be assimilated by the unconscious mind, which helps one to slowly remove the veils blocking truth. Howlite strengthens positive character traits, removing selfishness, rude behavior, and greed.
Self Esteem • Overcoming Shyness • Meditation
Primary Chakras: Root/Base
Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Libra
Hypersthene allows us to clearly see what is right, and it guides us to adhere to our beliefs based on that and to stand strong by what we know. Hypersthene enables us to use better judgement in all areas of life. It’s a crystal which is handy to have around when feeling overly stressed; this as it will reduce anxiety and tension, and offer calmness and peace of mind in its place.
Hypersthene promotes a spiritual and Universal awareness, and heightens psychic ability. For these reasons it is a most enlightening stone when applied to meditation experiences. If you are looking for answers in daily life, or as they apply to your spiritual journey, hypersthene will lead you to discovering the insight you seek.
The traits hypersthene may be best known for, are to promote clear thinking, as well as problem solving skills. This stone is going to be an asset to students and skilled professionals, as well as anyone needing a higher degree of mental clarity.
“Stone of Rest”, Hypersthene relaxes and restores us, deep energies that surround our aura and being, provides a robe of invisibility and protection.
HYPERSTHENE MANTRA: Future possibilities are endless as I am strong and protected.