Agate Stone

Agate stone comes in many forms and is considered a power stone; excellent for those that deal with numbers as they help you be more precise by stimulating your analytical capabilities. Agate stone’s are very good for all aspects of money including acquiring it, keeping it by protecting it, and your generosity in sharing it. They bring balance and harmony to your life by allowing you to accept the things you can not change and giving you the courage to change the things you can. It is also a good stone to help you show forgiveness to those that have done you wrong and can help you release stress and tension so it can be converted to positive energy.

Agate stone comes in a HUGE range of colors and designs; from most every country in the world. They are one of the least expensive healing gemstones because they are one of the most common types of crystals on earth. While all agates have basic meanings in common, most types of agate also have powers and healing properties that are unique to the individual agate stone type.

Individual Agate Stone Healing Properties

Moss Agate:

Known for it’s ability to help you connect with the natural world. Considered to be the most powerful of all the agates and was used in the breast plates of warriors to ensure the warriors abilities as a fighter and to ensure his success.

As a healing gemstone, Moss Agate known for helping to balance blood sugar, help control eating disorders and cleansing the lymph nodes. Helps to increase energy in cases where exhaustion is a problem. It is often used to help speed up recovery after childbirth or any long illness.

Traditionally worn by gardeners to increase crop size. When used in jewelry, it attracts friends and riches to the owner.

Picture Agate:

The perfect healing stone to use during meditation because it helps to balance both sides of the brain allowing better communication with your highest power. Activates and purifies the pinneal and pituitary glands to awaken and energize natural abilities.

Mexican Lace Agate:

Useful for person suffering from depression as it lifts the mood and allows positive thoughts to reign.

Pink Lace Agate:

The perfect healing agate stone for persons that tend to be grumpy because it increases ones ability to accept and emit friendliness and happiness.

White Lace Agate:

The metaphysical properties of this healing agate stone helps align your mind and heart with the energies of your highest power. Useful in connecting to your Spirit Guide or in improving communication between you and your guide.

Botswana Agate:

Also known as an Eye Agate because it’s unusual banding tends to form eye shapes. An especially good healing stone for women during their child bearing years as it has been said to increase fertility and is known for increasing sensuality and passion in the person that carries it.

Helps ward off the evil eye curse when carried regularly. Helps to overcome shyness and loneliness. Can bring the comfort of a nice warm blanket on a cold winter night when emotions are raw and in need of a little tender loving care.

Crazy Lace Agate:

A good healing agate stone for those dealing with loss as it helps relieve emotional pain. It clears energy blockages in the major organs and chakras allowing love and laughter back into your life.

Flame Agate:

Like treats like and historically Flame Agate has been used to help relieve the pain during treatment of burns. Helps to stimulate your awareness of the world and universe around you.

Tree Agate:

Commonly called Tree Agate, this form of agate is actually called Dendritic Agate because of the dendrite branches that form within the stone. Also known as the Stone of Plentitude for it draws abundance into your life, but be patient. Tree Agate works slowly but surely to complete its tasks.

Place a Tree Agate in your houseplants to encourage their growth. This has the added benefit of keeping the stone within your home which helps to provide a peaceful living space for those you love. Meditate with the stone to improve your connection to the energy flows of the earth. Useful for any healing that deals with blood vessels, nerves or the skeletal system.

Main Chakra: Heart

Vibrates to the number 1

Astrological Sign of Virgo – Elemental

Birthstone: June

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Amethyst Crystal – Part 1

Amethyst Crystal formations can be found in many places around the world. The quality and number of additional minerals that may be found mixed with it vary from place to place. The more common places to find Amethyst crystals are: Africa, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Russia and The United States. Due to the various minerals found in each area, each mine produces a slightly different form of the stone.

Amethyst Crystal formations are part of the quartz family of crystals. Quartz is the most abundant mineral formation on the planet. Used since ancient times, Amethyst crystal has been found in the tombs and burial crypts of early ancient Egyptian Kings and Pharoahs. They were also found in tombs as far back as the Babylonian era, giving us a long and colorful history wrapped around this stone of Royalty.

Amethysts are inexpensive gemstones and can brighten the atmosphere in any room they are in. They come in many shapes and sizes, with prices that can fit most any budget. Individual tumbled stones can be purchased for less than $2 each. Faceted or cabachon stones run a little more, but even a high quality facted stones can be purchased for less than $30. The word amethyst comes from the Ancient Greek a- (“not”) and methustos (“intoxicated”) and one of the many abilities Amethyst Crystal formations are believed to have is to prevent intoxication. In fact, the greeks and Romans carved goblets from it, from which they drank their wine in order to avoid drunkeness.raw amethyst imagetumbled amethyst image

The word amethyst comes from the Ancient Greek a- (“not”) and methustos (“intoxicated”) and one of the many abilities Amethyst Crystal is believed to have is to prevent intoxication. In fact, the greeks and Romans carved goblets from it, from which they drank their wine in order to avoid drunkeness.

Amethyst Crystal is one of the more important gemstones in crystal healing and magick. Plus they are a favored stone for use in jewelry, perhaps due to the way it makes people feel when they wear it.

For Chakra, color, planetary and technical data on Amethyst crystal, please see below.

For Metaphysical, magical and healing properties, please visit our Amethyst crystal additional data page.

Chakra: Crown

Colors: All shades of purple, violet and mauve

Astrological Sign(s):Pisces, Aquarius, Sagittarius

Element: Water

Planet: Jupiter

Vibratory #: 3

AMETHYST CRYSTAL TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chemical Composition and Name – Silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2)

Hardness – 7

Specific Gravity – 2.65 constant

Refractive Index (R.I.) – nw = 1.543-1.553 ne = 1.552-1.554

Bi-refringence – +0.009

Optic Sign – Positive

Optical Character – Uniaxial

Apatite Gemstone

The best sources for the most brilliant colors of apatite crystals include Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the United States. These wonderous beautiful Apatite gemstones comes in a wide range of colors ranging from neon and other shades of blue, colorless, purple, violet, pink, green, yellow and red.

Like most other minerals, the color depends on the additional minerals in the area where the apatite gemstone grows. The most in demand color is the rich purple found in Maine at Mount Apatite. From Brazil we find the 2nd most sought after color which is a brilliant blue color. Recently a neon blue-green variety has been minded in Madagascar that is quickly gaining in popularity.

The name apatite comes from the Greek word for deceive or cheat, which is apatao. Throughout history it has been called the deceitful or cheating stone because it is so easy to confuse it with other types of gemstones. While this is especially true in the cut stones used in jewelry, it is also true when it is in the raw crystal state as it is often mistaken for beryl and tourmaline.

It has often been said, before you can change something, you must accept it as it is. This is very true for most people where excess weight is an issue. We become less than happy with ourselves and take on a negative view of our life and body. Apatite gemstone is multi-talented, helping us attune to our inner selves and accept the healing, communication, balancing and teaching it has to offer. This allows you to become comfortable with who you are now so you can make changes to create the person you want to be. An Apatite gemstone is also thought to help with appetite suppression.

The perfect gemstone for use on any of the chakras since it can both stimulate under activity and calm over activity while clearing congestion. Apatite gemstone helps in the development of psychic abilities and helps you attune your mind, body and soul to the spiritual forces that run throughout the universe.

Apatite gemsotnes helps bones to heal faster and stronger. It helps your body absorb calcium from the foods you eat, which helps to keep bones and teeth strong. To help ease the pain of arthritis, wrap the affected joint in an elastic bandage allowing it to hold one or more apatite crystals against the affected joint. This can help heal the pain and heal the joint faster.

To help lower high blood pressure, wear an apatite crystal so it hangs near the heart. Wearing one on a chain is fine or if all else fails, pin a stone to the inside of your shirt. Simply slip it inside a cotton bag and use a saftey pin to attach it.

An apatite gemstone is a great gift for anyone in the healthcare industry. It is often hard for healthcare workers to find the right words to say to their patients and these crystals are known for helping you find the life lesson meant to be learned from the situation and to express it to the patient in a way that helps them the most in their time of need.

Continue below for the Chakra, Astrological, Planetary and Elemental Properties.

For the metaphysical, magical and healing properties visit our Apatite Gemstone Part 2 page.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Vibrates to the number 9

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Planetary Sign: Mercury

Element: Water

APATITE GEMSTONE TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chemical Composition and Name – calcium phosphateHardness – 5Specific Gravity – 3.17-3.23Refractive Index (R.I.) – 1.632-1.646Cleavage: Poor, imperfectFracture: Conchoidal, brittleDispersion: Medium (.013-.016)Heat sensitivity: HighBirefringence (double refraction): Weak (.002-.004)Crystal structure: HexagonalColors: blue, green, yellow, pink, violet, colorless

Aquamarine Stone

As a metaphysical and healing crystal, the aquamarine stone has a fairly long list of positive influences. Each with good historical backing to its many uses. Perhaps the most powerful meanings for aquamarine stone is in its ability to cleanse both the physical and spiritual bodies. Wearing jewelry with one or more aquamarine stones in it can help to clean out the body’s lymph system, align your chakras, remove blockages from the aura and help strengthen the connection between the mind and body.

This cleansing can be increased by wearing a string of aquamarine stones around any point on the body. This can easily and naturally be accomplished by simply wearing a necklace, bracelet or anklet made of aquamarine stone. The idea is to circle a point on the body so as the blood flows through that part of your body, it can bathe in the healing energies the crystal generates.

A second powerful aquamarine stone meaning is found within its ability to improve communication between the user and others. Much like the way it cleanses your personal body allowing all aspects of it to communicate better, it also helps to cleanse and remove barriers in communication between you and other people.

If you are a shy type of person, aquamarine stone can not only reduce your fear of speaking to other, but also help to attract the types of people that would make you feel more comfortable when you speak with them. They would be people you can trust and that show compassion for you. Think how powerful this meaning of aquamarine is as it not only helps to overcome shyness but connects you with the type of people that are best for you personally.aquamarine stone imageaquamarine gemstone image

When and if you happen to find yourself in a situation where there is a misunderstanding, an aquamarine stone can help diffuse the situation so any disagreements can be resolved calmly and peacefully, without physical or emotional harm to any persons involved.

The meaning of aquamarine stone I have personally received the most use from is its ability to help us literally feel and see our connection to the people, world and universe around us. It helps strengthen our ability to feel our connection with spirit that runs through all of us. Helps us to understand how, while we are individual beings with our own wants and desires, we are also part of a life force or group energy that acts and reacts between each and every one of us.

This makes it a great gift for someone involved in any type of work dealing with those that are less fortunate because it fosters a desire within us to want to see our communities become the best they can be and this includes helping to lift others out of troubled situations they may find themselves in.

An aquamarine stone makes a great gift for a student, no matter what age level they are because it gives them courage and the ability to excel in learning. It just might help them go on to become one of the intellectual leaders of the world.

Continue below for the Chakra, Astrological, Planetary, Elemental and technical Properties of aquamarine stone.

For more on the metaphysical, magical and healing properties visit our Aquamarine Gemstone Part 2 page.

Main Chakra: Throat

Planet: Neptune

Vibrates to the number 1

Element: Water

Astrological Sign: Pisces

AQUAMARINE STONE TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chemical Composition and Name – Al2Be3Si6O18, aluminum beryllium silicate

Hardness – 7.5 – 8 (Mohs scale)

Specific Gravity – 2.68 – 2.74

Refractive Index (R.I.) – 1.564 – 1.596

Bi-refringence – -0.004 to – -0.005

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Aventurine Stone

When most people think of aventurine stone, they usually think of the typical green aventurine stone, however aventurine actually comes in several different colors. Green is by far the most common color but there is enough peach and blue shades around they have started to develop their own fans and following. Aventurine stone can also be found in various shades of browns, grays, oranges and yellows.

Most of the worlds supply of aventurine stone comes from India, but it is also mined in many other places in the world in lesser amounts. These include Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Tanzania and Tibet. In the USA it is mined mainly in Arkansas, Nebraska, Vernmont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The composition of each crystal is what determines it aventurine meaning. Fine grained Quartz is the base mineral from which to base the meaning of aventurine stone. Other meanings are dependant on what additional minerals are mixed in to give the crystal its color with some of the most common being mica, goethite, hematite and iron hydroxides.aventurine stone specimenaventurine stone tumbled image

Aventurine Properties

Aventurine stone contains the mineral Fuchsite which is a form of Mica. This is what gives it the sparkling effect everyone is use to seeing in green aventurine. Sadly it is very hard to photograph the affect Fushsite gives in green aventurine, but when you see and can hold a nicely polished stone in your hand it is much easier to see.

Aventurine stone attracts wealth and abundance through opportunity. Now think about what that means. Where or what is your opportunity? If you are looking for instant, overnight riches without any effort on your part, that is really not what green aventurine stone is about. On the other hand, if you are looking for a new job or a new business opportunity to get invoved with, carrying a green aventurine stone with you just might be your solution. Keep your aventurine stone in your left pocket and keep your eyes open for new opportunities to make money. The aventurine stone will attract the opportunity but you have to be ready to grab the opportunity before it passes you by.

Aventurine stone is the perfect gemstone for entrepreneurs and anyone who is self employed. These people need to stay motivated and ready to strike while the iron is hot and they are ready, willing and able to accept opportunities as they come. Aventurine stone loves to attract these opportunities to you.

A great gemstone for leaders of any sort and business persons. In fact, I often suggest to business leaders that they find large specimens to keep in their office for helping them to make correct decisions. Aventurine stone opens the mind by allowing you to see alternatives and potentials. It has the added benefit of leaving you in a anxiety free and stress free state which for obvious reasons would be a great boost to the health and welfare of those in high stress managment jobs.

Another major benefit aventurine stone can give to those in management positions is to help shield you from the drain psychic vampires can exert on you. Many psychic vampries have no idea they are actually draining energy from people and placing a green aventurine stone on your desk between you and any employees or clients you may have sitting at your desk can prevent them from being able to drain your energies.

It is the before mentioned calming abilities of aventurine stone that makes it perfect for teenagers as they go through their hormone roller coaster on their way to adulthood. During these high stress times in their lives, a simple worry stone in their pocket or a pendant around their neck could help prevent them from making wrong decisions they will later regret because they made the decision based on a stress they were feeling at the time rather than a firm, logical choice.

Aventurine stone is beneficial to the blood and circulatory systems. It can help relieve headaches and improve general health and helps you sleep better. It is also associated with the Heart Chakra.

Peach Aventurine

Associated with the base or sacral chakra, peach aventurine stone helps boost creativity and is perfect for anyone that has to make decisions that affect many people or those that make business decisions. Peach aventurine can be used to treat problems with the lungs, heart and adrenal glands.

Blue Aventurine

Blue Aventurine stone helps balance and open the 3rd eye chakra. This helps to increase all psychic abilities plus it helps keep you in a postivie frame of mind, with a positive outlook on life and a general increase in vitality. Also good for those needing self discipline in their life or those that need help in developing their inner strength.

General Aventurine Healing Properties

Metaphysical healers used aventurine stone not just for the emotional and mental healing it is known for but also for it’s ability to bring down a fever, relieve stress from all over the nervous system, heal migraines, aid in healing eye ailments, normalize high blood pressure and soothe and heal Urinary tract disorders.

Main Chakra: heart

Planet: Mercury

Vibrates to the number: 1 & 4

Element: Earth

Astrological Sign: Aries

AVENTURINE STONE TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chemical Composition: SiO2 – Green color is from fuchsite mica: K(Al,Cr)2AlSi3O10(OH)2

Hardness – 7

Specific Gravity – 2.64 to 2.69

Refractive Index (R.I.) – 1.55

Bi-refringence – weak, maximum of 0.009

Optic Sign – Positive

Optical Character – Uniaxial