Sugilite : Known as “The Healer’s Stone”, Sugilite is said to enhance one’s healing and psychic abilities.

Sugilite :: Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's M...

Sugilite :: Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's M...

Sugilite is a rare potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 6 to 6.5.   Its form is usually massive, and its colour ranges from pale lilac to deep purple.  Although Sugilite has been found in Japan and Canada, most comes from deep manganese mines in South Africa.

Sugilite was first described in 1944 by the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901–1948) for an occurrence on Iwagi Islet, Japan, where it is found in an aegirine syenite intrusive stock. It is found in a similar environment at Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. In the Wessels mine in northern Cape Province of South Africa, sugilite is mined from a strata-bound manganese deposit. It is also reported from Liguria and Tuscany, Italy; New South Wales, Australia; and Madhya Pradesh, India.

Sugilite :: Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's M...
Sugilite :: Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Locality at mindat.org) :: A very colorful specimen chock-full of microcrystals of sugilite which are just eye-visible, and form a rich carpet through several veins and vugs. 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm Deutsch: Sugilit :: Fundort: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Nordkap , Südafrika (Fundort bei mindat.org) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sugilite is known as one of the love stones of the earth. A natural facilitator of
physical and emotional healing it also dispels negativity and anger, creating
harmony and opening one to spiritual energy and growth.  Sugilite can help you answer the great questions such as “Why am I here?“, “Who am I?”, “Where did I come from?”, and “What do I need to understand to evolve my soul?” It is a very spiritual stone that will help keep the soul safe from  shocks, disappointment and trauma.

Sugilite is a major spiritual stone, promoting individual as well as universal love. Sugilite is said to help with understanding the “big questions” in life. Especially helpful for those who feel alienated and alone, Sugilite helps the user to understand the purpose for their existence.  Known as “The Healer’s Stone”, Sugilite is said to enhance one’s healing and psychic abilities. Sugilite is also believed by some to lessen learning disabilities like dyslexia, and to help with more serious disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.

Sugilite balances and heals all the chakras and the bodily areas associated with them, which in turn, allows for the free movement of kundalini energy please use with caution.

This crystal will open the third eye chakra, crown chakra, soul star chakra… then right up to and including the fourteenth etheric chakra. The crown chakra is located above the top of the head and is the top chakra of the body. As you become more spiritually advanced, the growth of psychic powers and especially channeling abilities are aided by Sugilite stones.

Gemstones: Sugilite 2
Gemstones: Sugilite 2 (Photo credit: the justified sinner)

 Healing Properties

  • Sugilite is a balancer of the mind, body and spirit. It encourages peace of mind and a general feeling of spiritual love, and well being.
  • It is also told to protect against as well as dissipate anger and other negative energies whether from oneself or others.
  • Sugilite is said to strengthen the heart, aid in physical healing and reducing stress.
  • Sugilite is so full of energy that it never needs to be charged, but it must be discharged one a month amongst pieces of tumbled hematite stone.
  • Sugilite will help one to become more loving and able to communicate in a loving fashion.
  • It is and important healer’s stone used to gently draw out pain (headaches too), inflammation, stress, disease, toxins, emotional blocks.

To boost this stone’s healing qualities, combine it with Seraphinite and/or Stichtite. If you combine it with Amethyst Crystals… which is also a quite potent crown chakra and third eye chakra stone… it will strengthen the level of protection offered. This combination is also efficient at aiding you to overcome addictions. If you are working on developing your channeling abilities, other stones for this purpose that you might like to combine with it are Shattuckite, Ajoite, Blue Hemimorphite, Yttrium Fluorite and Super Seven.

Sugilith
Sugilith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Sugilite helps in understanding negative circumstance by showing one what is happening, and how it is out of balance. Excellent tool for mediation exercises to bring the mind and spirit back into attunement.
  • Sugilite assists in connecting the physical to the spiritual, it aids in understanding the spiritual reasons for the lessons we encounter, as well as bringing loving comfort from the Universe to accept the lessons for what they truly are. This gemstone will help us to follow our dreams and to become our higher selves. It enhances belief in ourselves, and negates feelings of lack, anger, pain, and other unwanted energies.
  • Sugilite opens the mind and subconscious to higher influences. It is a very powerful channeling stone, and will aid in using one’s psychic powers.
  • The vibrational energies of sugilite are best utilized by wearing small stones in jewelry. this give a constant flow of the stones magical qualities directly into the aura. However if you are not greatly interested in spiritual goals, you may wish to bypass this stone all together, as it is quite powerful.
Deutsch: Sugilith - Silikat-Mineral aus Südafr...
Deutsch: Sugilith - Silikat-Mineral aus Südafrika English: Sugilite - Silicon-mineral from Southafrica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wearing Sugilite jewelry is an excellent way to keep this stone on your body, but if you are unable to do this, get either a rough Sugilite stone or tumblestone instead. This violet crystal has the ability to aid you to improve your health, and is highly protective. Overall it is one stone that is a must-have within your collection.
Affirmation: I am safe and protected within my own ‘bubble of light’, and I work to bring to reality my deepest dreams, as well as the collective dream of a planet of light

Celestite (Celestine ) : The stone that help you connect with your guardian angel!

Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestine is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.  Celestine occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities.  Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar. The bodies of the protozoan Acantharea are made of celestine, unlike those of other radiolarians which are made of silica.In carbonate marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognised mechanism of celestine precipitation.

Deutsch: Coelestin aus Madagaskar English: Cel...
Deutsch: Coelestin aus Madagaskar English: Celestine from Madagascar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Celestine crystals are found in some geodes. The world’s largest known geode, a celestine geode 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point, is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave, with the crystals which once composed the floor of the geode removed. The geode has celestine crystals as wide as 18 inches (46 cm) across, estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds (135 kg) each.

Celestite, or other name is celestine, is derived from the Latin word meaning “heavenly”. This stone was believed to be passed among family and friends in order to ward of evil. Both the Greek and the Roman cultures would pass this stone along to those who needed celestite for driving evil out of a person’s body. It’s mineral content has been used for centuries in firework and flares Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite no lies may be told or the listener will know immediately that what was said is untrue.

Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite. This is one of the most powerful stones there is. Celestite has many abilities, one of which is its proficiency at balancing the male/female energy within the physical body as well as balancing all the energy fields – the auric energy and the life force energy or Gods’ energy. It brings you into attunement with very high powers of rationality. In other words, it brings rational thought to any situation. This stone is excellent for any type of mental activities, such as study work. It clears, balances and attunes all the chakras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIE

  • As dreams are tools to the subconscious uses to help the physical and the conscious heal and evolve, Celestite stone will enhance the process through more lucid dreaming, keeping dream records and as a communication channel between the two realms.
  • Celestite is an extremely popular tool for use in communication with angelic and other spirit guides. This is a crystal that will instantly lift you above the mundane, once it has caught your eye
  • Mediation with celestite will open a clear channel of communication, allowing one to tap into the perfect power of the universe’s total love.
  • It will teach you the peaceful trust in acknowledging and accepting that each of us is part of the Divine Plan, and that it is the ebb and flow of ones life which propels you to where you need to be.
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Celestine-Fluorite-j08-04a (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Healing Properties
  • Celestite is known to ease stress in the physical body and is useful in preventing diseases brought on by worry.
  • Celestite has been used to improve eyesight and hearing, and to promote eloquence.
  • One might ease the pain of a sore throat by placing the crystal on the afflicted area.
  •  It is also believed to aid with the functioning of the thyroid gland, as well as to relieve digestive problems and eliminate toxins from the physical form.
  • Celestite should be cleanse in a bowl of tumbled hematites, if it has points, the points must be positioned so that the points always point towards the sky.
  • Celestite crystals will only need recharging occasionally, which should be done briefly in the sun. Be careful not to leave your stone too long in the sun, as it may cause discoloration of the celestite.
  • Celestite is an excellent healing stone for the eyes, ears and mental disfunction.
  •  It eliminates toxins and is also good for digestive problems. In healing, it has the ability to replace pain with loving angelic light.
  • It attracts luck, reveals truth, brings balance, and within this stone one can discover the energy of peace.
  • As all light blue stones, celestine opens and purifies the throat chakra.
  •  It is a creative stone with calming, soothing functioning. It sharpens and focuses the mind, disperses worries and calms the mental chaos.
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Celestine (677)1 (Photo credit: Tjflex2)
Celestite is a crystal that has many gifts to give you. How you use it is up to you. If you simply wish to place one of the lovely blue clusters in the room where you spend most of your time… which may be the bedroom, this will benefit you. Enjoy its lovely energy and feel love and gratitude for the many gifts it will bring into your life from its special vibration.

Carnelian : A stone of Confidence and Action.

Tumbled carnelian, Botswana Deutsch: getrommel...
Tumbled carnelian, Botswana Deutsch: getrommelter Karneol aus Botswana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. (The difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably.)  Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration.

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Carnelian intaglio with a Ptolemaic queen holding a sceptre, early 1st century BC; gold, garnet,emerald and glass paste mount, 1724. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bow drill was used to drill holes into carnelian in Mehrgarh between 4th-5th millennium BC. Carnelian was recovered from Bronze Age Minoan layers at Knossos on Crete in a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts;[3] this use dates to approximately 1800 BC. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Hot wax does not stick to carnelian. Sard was used for Assyrian cylinder seals, Egyptian and Phoenician scarabs, and early Greek and Etruscan gems. The Hebrew odem (translated sardius), the first stone in the High Priest’s breastplate, was a red stone, probably sard but perhaps red jasper.

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Karneol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone.

Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It was also told in the Egyptian Book of the Deadto be placed in tombs as “magic armor” for life after death.

A Carnelian in the form of the “tjet,” symbol of Mother Isis, was placed on the neck of a mummy to ensure the protection, safe passage, and rebirth of the spirit in the afterlife.

Another Carnelian amulet was the Eye of Horus, which is still believed to offer protection against the evil eye.

Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is said to increase the appetite.

In Renaissance magic, the carnelian was usually engraved with a sword or images of warriors. Then this as a magical amulet was place in the home to guard it from lighting and storms or carried as protection against enchantment.

Carnelian is a great grounding stone and helping one to be more present in their life. This, of course, can make it much easier to help you find direction within your life. Carnelian helps you to feel in control of life.

Magickal uses of Carnelian include using it as a focus for past life work and for finding a “twin soul” or family.

In Roman times, Carnelian was engraved with the head of a lion or a great leader.

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Seal of the Sassanid era. Cornaline-(gemstone carnelian) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healing Properties

  • Carnelian applied physically, can promote balanced digestion. For lower abdominal pain, especially in woman and in pregnancy, this stone placed on the pubic bone each day for twenty minutes will reduce the pain.
  • Carnelian encourages the formation of new blood cells, and bleeding will respond favorably to treatment with this stone.
  • Physically, carnelian has been used to encourage healing of open sores, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems.
  • It is said that this stone will help cleanse and purify the blood, thus giving more physical energy.
  • Carnelian can be used to stimulate the first 4 chakras and to increase personal power, creativity and compassion.
Carnelian pebbles
Carnelian pebbles (Photo credit: Mauro Cateb)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Carnelian enhances analytical abilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts
  • Some believe that carnelian can be worn for protection especially against those who would read your thoughts or those who would work magick against you.
  • Carnelian can be used to enhance astral vision and to end nightmares. It is also believed to enhance and stimulate sexual activity.
  • Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration.
  •  It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one’s career.
  • Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
  •  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
  •  It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness.
  • Carnelian is associated with the sacral or navel chakra, it is also sometimes associated with the Root and solar plexus chakra as well but it most commonly associated with the sacral or second chakra.

Dumortierite : The Stone that Increased Patience and Enhanced Intellectual Abilities

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Dumortieryt, 4Madagaskar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminium boro-silicate mineral, Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3. Dumortierite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system typically forming fibrous aggregates of slender prismatic crystals. The crystals are vitreous and vary in color from brown, blue, and green to more rare violet and pink. Substitution of iron and other tri-valent elements for aluminium result in the color variations. It has a Mohs hardness of 7 and a specific gravity of 3.3 to 3.4. Crystals show pleochroism from red to blue to violet. Dumortierite quartz is blue colored quartz containing abundant dumortierite inclusions.

 

 

Dumortierite was first described in 1881 for an occurrence in Chaponost, in the Rhône-Alps of France and named for the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873). It typically occurs in high temperature aluminium rich regional metamorphic rocks, those resulting from contact metamorphism and also in boron rich pegmatites. The most extensive investigation on dumortierite was done on samples from the high grade metamorphic Gfohl unit in Austria by Fuchs et al. (2005).  Dumortierite was named following the French scientist, M.E. Dumortier.

Dumortierite :: Locality: Dehesa, Alpine, San ...
Dumortierite :: Locality: Dehesa, Alpine, San Diego Co., California, USA :: Specimen size 6x3 cm. Ex Kidwell collection. Specimen and photo Leon Hupperichs. Deutsch: Dumortierit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is used in the manufacture of high grade porcelain. It is sometimes mistaken for sodalite and has been used as imitation lapis lazuli.
Sources of Dumortierite include Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Nevada, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sri Lanka.

Dumortierite is a stone that’s similar to kyanite, in that it enhances the abilities to break through barriers and it contains the mineral, Boron. This stone acts as an aid to your mental capabilities in overcoming tough situations. It opens the third eye chakra to enhance mental (and emotional) intelligence. Dumortierite promotes mental discipline especially in regard to learning new things. Students find it useful when they are required to take in large amounts of data over short periods of time, because it aids memory.

This enhancement is believed to be due to the effect it can have of balancing the throat chakra and enhancing communication between lower chakras/physical energy and the higher chakras/mental/spiritual energy. It highly reduces difficulties of scattered mind and disorganization. In addition, it encourages one to see and accept reality, and react to it in an intelligent manner in one’s own behalf

Metaphysical and Healing Properties

  • Emotionally, blue quartz greatly reduces problems with scattered mind and disorganization, and brings mental clarity. It also helps one to see and accept reality, and react to it intelligently in one’s behalf. It can lift depression and replace it with peace and happiness. It also can help reduce stubbornness, particularly stubbornness that is ultimately bad for one. Blue quartz helps reduce emotional tension.
  • When placed on the brow chakra, Dumortierite encourages clairvoyance, when placed close to the ear it encourages clairaudience and when placed on the past life chakra further behind the ear it encourages past life retrieval for the purpose of removing past life blockages and karmic burdens.
  • Dumortierite is a great stone for anyone involved in sales. It not only helps you to show the best side of yourself, it helps you to find the words the customer needs to hear to close the sale.
  • Keep one or more stones under your pillow or sleep with one in your hand to help you have prophetic dreams. Make sure to log your dreams in a dream journal immediately upon rising so you can remember as much detail as possible. By tracking your dreams it is easier to see trends that point to important events.
  • Make an elixir from this stone and use it to wash irritated skin. It helps smooth and sooth the irritation and leaves skin feeling smoother.
  • Physically can help with cooling the body, throat, thyroid, and parathyroid, detoxification, overstimulation, hyperactivity, spleen, endocrine system, blood.
  • Dumortierite communicates with angelic or spirit guides, helping you see the worth in each human being.
  • This stone takes you back to the beginning of your soul journey and breaks ties that are no longer useful. It is particularly helpful for releasing past-life causes of disease, difficult circumstances, and addiction.
  • Stabilizing a rocky relationship, it is said to attract a soulmate.
  • Dumortierite assists in standing up for yourself and adapting to your present reality, and helps you remain young at heart.
  • It enhances all mental abilities – linguistic, mathematical, abstract, etc – as well as what is termed ‘emotional intelligence.’ It is a strong stone of mental discipline and is capable of enhancing one’s ‘will power’ in regards to learning.
  • It helps one ‘tune’ one’s psychic abilities to the specific information, guide or channel one seeks, also greatly enhancing one’s ability to perceive the thoughts of others.
  •  Its most powerful attribute is to attune one’s consciousness to the frequency of the Divine Mind.
  • Dumortierite is ideal for those who work in areas such as astrology and tarot, in which one must master a complex symbolic system and then use intuitive abilities to derive the most accurate interpretation.

Malachite : The ‘mirror of the soul’, malachite is a healing stone that reaches the inner emotions of the person.

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Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral, with the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. This green-colored mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses. The stone’s name derives (via Latin: molochītis, Middle French: melochite, and Middle English melochites) from Greek Μολοχίτης λίθος molochitis lithos, “mallow-green stone”, from μολόχη molōchē, variant of μαλάχη malāchē, “mallow”. The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant.

Malachite was used as a mineral  pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800. The pigment is moderately lightfast, very sensitive to acids and varying in color. The natural form was being replaced by its synthetic form, verditer amongst other synthetic greens. It is also used for decorative purposes, such as in the Malachite Room in the Hermitage, which features a large malachite vase. “The Tazza“, one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America and a gift from Tsar Nicholas II, stands as the focal point in the center of the room of Linda Hall Library.

Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted at Timna valley in Israel for over 3,000 years.

Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2), goethite, and calcite. Except for its vibrant green color, the properties of malachite are similar to those of azurite and aggregates of the two minerals occur frequently. Malachite is more common than azurite and is typically associated with copper deposits around limestones, the source of the carbonate.
Large quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia. It is found worldwide including in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Gabon; Zambia; Tsumeb, Namibia; Mexico; Broken Hill, New South Wales; Lyon, France; Timna valley, Israel, and in the Southwestern United States notably in Arizona.

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Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It manifests a deep Devic green which rules the material plane. It is a Stone of Transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It heals on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the Life Force throughout the aura and body.  Well known to ancient Egyptians, Malachite mines were in use between the Suez and Sinai as early as 4000 B.C.  It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the “Evil Eye” and to cure various stomach ailments.  The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council.

Malachite is an effective remedy for female problems, especially regulating the menstrual cycle and cramps, and for easing labor. It has been called the Midwife Stone. It resonates with the female sexual organs, and treats sexual dis-ease, especially when caused by traumatic past experiences.

English: Malachite, Azurite :: Locality: Tsume...
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The use and healing properties of malachite

  • Malachite can be used to identify the step-by-step way to get to a goal. It also helps one to accept responsibility for one’s actions and situation, helping the wearer to be more pro-active.
  • Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.
  •  Meditate with  malachite and allow it to show you where dis-harmonies are within your mind, body and soul and allow it to show you how to improve them. Our bodies can tell us what we need, what we are missing and what we need to do to correct the problem, but often it is hard to be able to listen to what our bodies are saying.
  • As a healing gemstone, use a malachite stone to cleanse and balance the energies of the heart, lungs and other organs. This can be accomplished by wearing a stone on a chain so it hangs near the heart and between the lungs or take a few moments to lay down, placing the gemstones over the heart area then relaxing while it does it work.
  • If  you normally awake each morning with stiff and sore muscles and joints? Sleep with malachite to ease the morning stiffness.
  • Used since ancient times to attract money. Makes a great amulet to obtain the wealth you need and makes the perfect stone to put into Mojo bags for this very purpose.
  • Can be used to clear and activate all the chakras and is the perfect stone for the heart chakras when working with color chakra therapy.
  • Having cramps ? Use a small bandage to tape a malachite stone to your belly, just below the navel to help relieve these symptoms.
  • Soak one or more malachite stones in a quart of pure water for at least 24 hours, then pour the water into a tub full of nice hot water. Step in, sit down and relax and allow the gemstone elixir to detoxify and purify all your organs and body.
  • Wear a string of malachite beads around your neck. As your blood flows through the ring of stones, it clears impurities from the blood keeping the arteries and veins clear.
  • Everyone knows the forumla for losing weight is nothing more than eating fewer calories than you burn, but that does not make it easy to make the right choices when we are constantly bombarded with food in television, magazines and even at the office party. A malachite stone makes a great gift for anyone trying to lose weight because malachite helps you make good food choices to increase weight loss.
  • Whether you are the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation or the sole proprietor of a home business you can benefit from the power of this money colored stone. Place a gem in your cash register or display a specimen in a place of honor near your desk to bring success to businesses.
  • Malachite was considered to be a talisman for children. If a piece of the stone were attached to an infant’s cradle, all evil spirits were held aloof and the child slept soundly and peacefully. In some parts of Germany, Malachite shared with Turquoise the repute of protecting the wearer from danger in falling, and also gave warning of approaching disaster by breaking into pieces

Malachite must be handled with caution!
Malachite is toxic and should be used only in its polished form. Avoid breathing its dust.

Kunzite: Kunzite gemstone opens the heart to all forms of love.

Français : cristal de spodumene var. kunzite
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A member of the Spodumene family with lithium. Pink, clear in color (the green version is called Hiddenite).  Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene with the color coming from minor to trace amounts of manganese. Some (but not all) kunzite used for gemstones has been heated to enhance its color. It is also frequently irradiated to enhance the color. Many kunzites fade when exposed to sunlight which is why it is dubbed the evening stone.

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Kunzite was discovered in 1902, and was named after George Frederick Kunz, Tiffany & Co‘s chief jeweler at the time, and a noted mineralogist. It has been found in Brazil, USA, Canada, CIS, Mexico, Sweden, Western Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Spodumene was discovered in 1877 in Brazil, although it was not until 1879 that kunzite and hiddenite were recognized as different varieties of the same mineral. Spodumene is also found in Madagascar, Myanmar, the USA, Canada, the former USSR, Mexico and Sweden.  One notable example of kunzite used in jewellery is in the Russian Palmette tiara and necklace worn by the Duchess of Gloucester.

Pink Kunzite- 4th Chakra, Heart
White Or Clear Kunzite- 7th, Crown chakra
Yellow Kunzite- 3rd Chakra, Solar Plexus
Blue Kunzite- 5th Chakra, Throat
Green Kunzite (Hiddenite) – 4th Chakra, Heart
Lilac Kunzite Kunzite- 6th Chakra, 3rd Eye

Feng Shui: Kunzite is used in the North for personal growth and journeys and in the Northeast direction for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

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Healing Properties:

  • Kunzite it is told will help to combat feelings of inferiority, inhibition and depression, and it also has a pronounced calming effect on the heart, especially if it is taken as an elixir.
  • It also gives a large boost to ones spiritual esteem..
  • Kunzite is a stone that awakens the heart center. It produces loving thoughts and communication.It connects you to universal love and is beneficial to those who find it hard to meditate. It is a protective stone that has the power to dispel negativity.
  • It’s most favorable use is for removing emotional blockages from your history, especially childhood stress and trauma. Kunzite will help you to see the blockage, and to understand what needs to be done, so that you may start on the road to recovery
  •  Helpful in reducing stress related anxiety, Kunzite is excellent for panic attacks. Used for calming epilepsy, soothing joint pain and stimulates the immune system.
  • Kunzite is also quite helpful in the treatment of drug and alcohol addition, as it promotes tolerance towards others. The ability to deal with criticism is improved, and the stone strongly stimulates the self-development in the wearer.
  • Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing…being centered emotionally and spiritually. Strengthens healers and teachers.
  • Gaze at or hold a kunzite to release daily stress, smooth out knotted muscles, calm nerves, anger or fear.
  • Kunzite helps the entire cardiovascular system.
  • On a physical level it enhances blood supply and helps regenerate tissues.
  • Violet Kunzite regulates the functioning of the thyroid and promotes hormonal balance.
  • Pink Kunzite prevents the narrowing of the arteries, relaxes muscles and relieves rheumatism and arthritis.
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Metaphysical Properties:

  •  Peace and purification.
  • Protects aura and dissipates negativity.
  • Excellent for meditation.
  •  Kunzite also is told to be useful in attracting love, but it shall attract more of a spiritual love than one of the physical variety.
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Kunzite should be worn in direct contact with the skin for it’s most favorable healing qualities. To relieve pain it should be placed directly on the affected area. The stone should be cleansed under warm running water each time before use and then recharged overnight among a bowl of dry hematite stones.  Many of Kunzite’s other secrets still lie within, waiting patiently to be discovered.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spodumenehttp://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/kunzite.htm

Lepidolite: Lepidolite is known as the stone of transformation.

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Lepidolite was discovered in the eigtheenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word ‘lila’ meaning play, game).  Scientists eventually renamed the stone lepidolite, from the Greek lepidos ‘scale’ and lithos ‘stone’.

Only found in regions where dikes of this type are exposed, as in New England, particularly in Maine, and at Portland, Connecticut, and San Diego County, California. Well-formed crystals up to an inch or more across are found at Auburn, Maine. Fine-grained aggregates are common in many Maine localities, and are associated with microlite at Dixon, New Mexico. The coarsest crystals form bladed aggregates at Ohio City, Colorado. Foreign localities include: Minas Gerais, Brazil; Madagascar; VarUtrask, Sweden; Southwest Africa; Western Australia; Ural Mountains, Russia and Germany.

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Every piece of Lepidolite is believed to have its very own keeper – or guardian spirit. It is believed that this stone chooses you – instead of you actually choosing it. This keeper of the stone will guide you in your sleep (if you wish it) to other lands inside of your dream world. Lepidolite helps to clear out all the redundant messages and voices from our past that hold us back from happiness or success. It attracts friends and acquaintances to you who are supportive and bring opportunities to move forward in life.

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is extremely useful in the reduction of depression as well as stress. It will promote self love and patients by bringing a strong inner calm. Lepidolite is known as the stone of transformation. It is wonderful for dream work, and for dream recall. Lepidolite can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture. Lepidolite is very useful in balancing your emotional body and calming the mind. It activates the heart chakra, releasing an expansive, loving energy. It is also a stone of spiritual purification. It helps you disengage your sense of identity from the experiences you has had in the past, and instead encourages you to identify solely with the presence of the Creator and the present moment. Lepidolite enhances physical grace, encourages the eyes to see beauty, lends eloquence to your speech and teaches you to listen with compassionate, patient attention.

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Placed on the body, Lepidolite is used to locate the site of the body’s dis-ease; vibrating gently to indicatethe source. Lepidolite will strengthen the immune system, and It can help to relieve allergies, exhaustion, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. This crystal is recommended for the relief of the cravings that come from addiction withdrawal.  Lepidolite helps with sleep disorders. It Lessens the effect of most joint pain like arthritis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel by allowing the muscles to fully relax.

Lepidolite also clears electromagnetic pollution and is an excellent stone to wear while using your computer.  When Mica is present in the stone is greatly amplified. You can try bathing with a few pieces of lepidolite in your bath water, which is a wonderful way to use the energies of this stone.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidolitehttp://www.sunnyray.org/Lepidolite-properties.htm,  http://www.healingcrystals.com/Lepidolite_Articles_80.html

The Mysterious Dragonstone AKA Serpentine

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Serpent Stone

Holding this stone in your hand can feel like flowing cool water that but soon turns to warm in matter of seconds. Serpentine naturally calms the heart and nervous system.

“Their olive-green color and smooth or scaly appearance is the basis of the name from the Latin serpentinus, meaning “serpent rock,”it carries this nick name because resembles the skin of a snake.

Most serpentines are opaque to translucent, light weight and soft. Its hardness is 2.5–4 on the moh’s scale. All are microcrystalline and massive in habit, never being found as single crystalsLuster may be vitreous, greasy or silky. The more attractive and durable varieties (all of antigorite) are termed “noble” or “precious” serpentine and are used extensively as gems and in ornamental carvings.

Colours range from white to grey, yellow to green, and brown to black, and are often splotchy or veined. Many are intergrown with other minerals, such as calcite and dolomite.

Occurrence is worldwide; New CaledoniaCanada (Quebec),USA (northern CaliforniaRhode IslandConnecticutMassachusettsMaryland and southern Pennsylvania), AfghanistanBritain (Cornwall and Ireland), Greece (Thessaly), ChinaFranceKorea,Austria (Styria and Carinthia), India (Assam, and Manipur), Myanmar (Burma), New ZealandNorwayand Italy are notable localities.

Rock composed primarily of these minerals is called serpentinite. Serpentines find use in industry for a number of purposes, such as railway ballasts, building materials, and the asbestiform types find use as thermal and electrical insulation.

They have their origins in metamorphic alterations of peridotite and pyroxene. Serpentines may also pseudomorphously replace other magnesium silicates. Alterations may be incomplete, causing physical properties of serpentines to vary widely. Where they form a significant part of the land surface, the soil is unusually high in clay.

Metaphysical healing properties:

1. Relaxes cramps and menstrual pain

2. Warms the body

3. Can be used for navigational purposes in nature or  to find ones way

4. Beneficial to the kidney and stomach

5. To find lost items

6. Believed to protect from snake bites, poison, and venom

7. Regulates mood swings

8. Repels insects

9. Facilitates  extraterrestrial communication

10. Eliminates negative energy in the body and home

Herkimer Diamond: Gemstone Of Attunement

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HERKIMER DIAMONDS are often placed in the hands of students of metaphysics to attune them to their instructors learning style and vibration, prior to class. This is done to make sure the student will trust the new information also, this relaxes them to a deeper level of receptivity.

Herkimers were named after place where they were first found at Herkimer, New York USA. It’s Not a real diamond, though it certainly has a unique beauty in its natural state. A real Diamond, is cut and polished to bring out its vibrance but a Herkimer Diamond requires no cutting or polishing at all. It is faceted and sparkling naturally.  Herkimer is a generic name for a double-terminated quartz crystal with a point at each end that has grown in clay. A Libra and Scorpio birthstone.  Herkimers have a hardness of seven (on the Moh’s Scale).

Herkimer diamonds became largely recognized after workmen discovered them in large quantities while cutting into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone in the late 18th century. Geologists discovered exposed dolostone in Herkimer County and began mining there. The popularity of mining for double-terminated quartz in the Herkimer County outcroppings is what led to the name, Herkimer diamonds.

Currently, Herkimer diamonds can be found in large measure in at least Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery counties, and double-pointed quartz crystals have also been found in abundance, in Tibet and Afghanistan as well as in other countries.

Many of the New York crystals are known for their extreme clarity. Specific metaphysical qualities include: balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain resulting in: Out-of-this-world knowledge and comprehension, like all quartz crystals they have the ability to convert one form of energy into another, they have the ability to amplify other gemstones healing properties, A great stone for understanding esoteric information, Encourages creative and artistic abilities, Elevates the auric field to the point where its stabilized so it cannot be penetrated by outside forces; protective and uplifting. What a powerful stone!

The Energy Conductor! Kyanite

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This mystically crystal is one of my favorites. Kyanite is a well-known energy conductor in the metaphysical world. In energy sessions Kyanite  assists with distribution of  any other crystals properties.  Another preferred way to use this stone is to use it during reiki attunements for amazing results.

Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as “kyanos“, meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminiumrich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Kyanite in metamorphic rocks generally indicates pressures higher than 4 kilobars.

Kyanite is mostly known for its shimmery, metallic look and feel. Although, there are other colors of Kyanite with similar properties.  there are some differences in their use. Any color will benefit the ongoing healing of the body and aid the development of metaphysical comprehension. There are other colors of Kyanite apart from the color blue. Other colors of Kyanite include: green, orange and indigo. Due to the high vibration of this crystal, its powerful a stone to align the chakras. Other uses of Kyanite include:  the development of telepathy and clairovoiance. This crystaline stone is a perfect match for deep meditation. This gemstone builds the third eye and strengthens the  intuition. Kyanite can balance any chakra, it’s a powerful match for healing the body overall.