Popular Stones, their Meanings and a bit more..
Stones foster powerful properties used for centuries to help people heal and grow.
Is a member of the quartz crystal or silica group, and among the most common minerals on the planet. Amethysts range from lavender in colour to deep purple. Amethyst is associated with spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, healing, and positive transformation. Amethyst is a teacher of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. It also helps bring an understanding of death and rebirth and relieves stress. This stone is a healer of body, mind and soul.Birth stone: February
Comes in a variety of colours ranging from yellow to green and blue. It enhances intellect, focus, learning, clarity, concentration, acceptance and unconditional love. Apatite stimulates thoughts and ideas and is useful in all intellectual pursuits. This stone also fosters peace and harmony through communication and communion with the higher self.
Astrological sign: Gemini
Is a member of the quartz family and ranges in colour from golden brown to deep green. It enhances creativity, imagination, independence, prosperity, career success, calmness and balance. This stone helps alternatives and potentials be seen . Green aventurine is considered especially healing for the mind and body.
Astrological sign: Aries
Is another member of the quartz family and is often grey, but may also be black, blue or white. Chalcedony augments emotional balance, vitality, stamina, endurance, energy, intensity, hardiness, nurturance, generosity, liveliness, kindness, charity and friendliness. This stone also imparts a mothering loving energy.
Is a blue-green member of the quartz family. It’s also known as gem silica. Chrysocolla is associated with tranquility, serenity, peace, intuition, patience, nurturance, acceptance, tolerance, unconditional love, calmness, meditation, honesty, hope, intimacy, gentleness and sensitivity.
Astrological sign: Gemini, Taurus
Is a member of the quartz family and a green form of chalcedony. It’s linked to communication, eloquence, balance, stability, adaptability, higher consciousness, youthful zest and hope. This stone is considered protective for young children, young animals and seedlings.
Is a golden yellow quartz. It augments happiness, prosperity, generosity, creativity, pleasure, protection, strength, confidence, stability, moderation, energy, comfort, career success, truth, goodness, warmth, assimilation, enjoyment of life and spiritual growth. Citrine is the stone of success in all walks of life.
Birth stone: November and June
Astrological sign: Gemini, Aries, Libra and Leo
Can be white, yellow, blue, green, purple or a combination of these colours. Flourite fosters truth, intellect, consciousness, aura cleansing and protection. Blue flourite calms the emotions. Purple increases spiritual balance. Yellow flourite nurtures wisdom, knowledge and intelligence.
Astrological sign: Pisces and Capricorn
Is a silicate mineral and comes in a variety of colours, most commonly red or green. Red garnet inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy and self- confidence. It helps the wearer become more productive and achievement orientated. Green garnet augments peace, serenity, meditation, creativity, healing, patience and clarity.
Birth stone: January
Astrological sign: Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Leo and Aquarius
Comes in varying hues of blue or indigo. It enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability
Is a dark grey, brown, black, blue or green feldspar. It promotes psychic abilities, strength of will, and a feeling of inner worth. Labradorite also aids in communicating with the higher self and with the creator.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius, Scorpio and Leo
Is dark blue with gold flecks and is associated with truthfulness, openness, inner power, love, intuition, a sense of wonder, mystery, self confidence, virility, manifestation and tranquility. Lapis lazuli also allows the wearer to tap into their own inner power while purifying the soul and thoughts
Is a feldspar, usually milky in colour with a bluish or yellowish tint. Moonstones foster happiness, good fortune, nurturing, mothering, unselfishness, humanitarian love, hope, spiritual insight, easy childbirth, safe travel on water, new beginnings and ancient wisdom. It helps wearers tune into deep feelings and is linked to the moon. Moonstone is protective of women and nature and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess.
Birth stone: June
Is a member of the quartz family and a type of chalcedony. It is usually black or brown in colour. This stone promotes increased vigour, strength, stamina, steadfastness, permanence, tenacity, durability, and self-control. It helpful during difficult or confusing times.
Astrological sign: Leo
Is yellowy-green, olive-green or brown in colour and inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth. It alleviates anger, jealousy and irritation. Peridot is also associated with stress reduction, relaxation, comfort, intuition, and is especially good for healing.
Birth stone: August
Astrological sign: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio and Sagittarius
Is yellow-green or yellow-brown in colour. It facilitates trustworthiness, truth, calmness, sincerity and sensitivity.
Is pink in colour and enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother-love, caring, kindness, platonic, and romantic love. It opens hearts and encourages people to be tender, peaceful and gentle. Rose quartz emanates unconditional love and nurturing and helps attract positive, gentle love. This stone also teaches forgiveness and tolerance.
Astrological sign: Taurus and Libra
Helps wearers follow their dreams and bliss. Rubies foster integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, passion and romance. They are also associated with leadership abilities, power, high energy, prosperity and inspiration.
Birth stone: July
Astrological sign: Leo, Cancer, Scorpio and Sagittarius
Promotes determination, self-control, strength of will, resolve, self-reliance and firmness. It aids in decision-making and is associated with happiness and general healing.
Is an elemental metal. It fosters hope, meditation, unconditional love, mothering, nurturance, grounding, appreciation of women and nature, spiritual and romantic love, tenderness, kindness, sensitivity and psychic abilities. Silver is a sacred metal to the moon goddess.
Can be brown, black or smoky grey in colour. It fosters serenity, positive thoughts, calms fears and lifts depression. It is also linked to stability, practicality, intuition, joy and a realistic, grounded spirituality. Smoky Quartz helps turn dreams and desires into reality, simplify life and live in a sacred manner.
Astrological sign: Capricorn and Sagittarius
Is a member of the quartz family. It enhances protection, clear thinking, personal empowerment, integrity, will power, and grounding. Tigers eye is associated with the correct use of power, courage, grace, and integrates male and female energy.
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Inspires leadership ability, psychic knowing, spiritual growth and tranquility.
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Comes in a variety of colours. Green tourmaline fosters prosperity, success, general healing, and strength. Pink tourmaline attunes us to love and opens the heart. Multi-coloured tourmaline promotes living harmoniously with humanity.
Astrological sign: Libra
Is comprised of flecks of black tourmaline crystals inside clear crystals. It balances and unites conscious with subconscious, male with female, spirit with matter, and heaven with earth. Tourmalinated quartz brings harmony to any polarity.
Ranges in colour from blue to green. It acts to increase serenity, protection, meditation energy, wisdom, balance, honest communication, strength, friendship and love. Turquoise connects all life, fosters empathy and is generally healing.
Birth stone: December
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
Birthstones: Below is a list of the traditional birthstones and their associated month.
- January - Garnet
- February - Amethyst
- March - Aquamarine
- April - Diamond
- May - Emerald
- June - Pearl, Alexandrite
- July - Ruby
- August - Peridot
- September - Sapphire
- October - Tourmaline, Opal
- November - Topaz, Citrine
- December - Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise
All attributes and meanings borrowed from Crystal Wisdom Vol.VI (Crystal and Gemstone Directory) by Dolfyn. Earthspirit, Inc. 1991.
DISCLAIMER: Stone healing information is provided as guidance only. It is not intended for, and should not be taken as, or in lieu of, professional medical advice or any professional medical service. Gemstones are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease.
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