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Gemstone Meanings

Amazonite - is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.

Amber - is a powerful chakra cleanser and healer. At a physical level, is imbues the body with vitality and has the power to draw disease out of the body. By absorbing pain and negative energy, amber allows the body to rebalance and heal itself. Amber alleviates stress. Golden amber can be used in healing to repair damages to the auric field, karmic release, and emotional healing. Amber attracts love and provokes happiness and pleasure. It is often used as a stone for good luck and protection. It can also be considered as the right stone for gathering strength during rehabilitation and accelerating the process of regeneration after long illnesses.

Amethyst - is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies.

Aquamarine - is known for its ability to clear the mind, aid creativity and to balance the emotions. Renown as the mystic and seer’s stone, aquamarine enhances meditation through its promotion of calmness, peace, inspiration and love. The best use for Aquamarine stones is to meditate with them, and it is also excellent way to relax yourself. As you go deeper into the relaxed meditative state... keep in mind the qualities that you would like to integrate... that this stones energy may accentuate. Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. Clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect and clears confusion.

Aventurine - is a stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It brings well-being and emotional calm. A good all-round healer.

Bayong Wood - is a naturally grounding material, providing spiritual, mental and physical stability.

Black Agarwood Eaglewood - Agarwood had played a vital role, the offering of incense is a purification rituals in which the incense is burned in order to purify the space surrounding statues of Buddha, incense was burnt while monks read Buddhist sutras. It is custom to enjoy incense burning outside of Buddhist or religious context. In the world of fragrance, Agarwood is the "supreme fragrance" in combination of selected blends of other natural products to increase various forms of pure incense. Agarwood became the most expensive incense, the most expensive botanic oil and still being worth your money. For one, Agarwood is considered as being a mystical resin which is used for medication purposes, for the unlocking of the subconscious and the balancing of the mind. Agarwood is highly psychoactive, which explains why it is used chiefly for incense of the mind, and it is used for spiritual journey, enlightenment, clarity, and grounding. Different cultures uses this most expensive incense for various different purpose. It is said the unique ability of the Agarwood is to gently touch your body, invigorate your mind, purify your spirit and calm your soul. Its holistic approach towards healing, improving mental capacity, calming of minds, meditative assistance and clearing mental blocks have been proven over the centuries. Insomnia, hyper-activity, disturbed sleep and difficulties in winding down could be easily solved by wearing Agarwood Children unable to focus will also benefit.

Blue Aventurine - strengthens communication abilities, helping you to speak out when required and being true to yourself. Picture Jasper’s grounding energy can give you a strong sense of who you are, where you’ve been and where you are going. It is said to encourage creative visualization, creativity and business pursuits. It is also said to help alleviate fear.

Bodhi Seed - signifies the Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. While especially revered by Buddhists, a Bodhi seed mala is considered auspicious to use for all practices, and represents spiritual promise, dedication and faith. In Sanskrit, Bodhi is the word for "awakened." Bodhi Seed will become more beautiful with age and use. Over time, your Bodhi seeds will absorb your own oils from your skin and become custom-tuned to your enlightened path.

Brecciated Jasper – (aka Red Picture Jasper) is a particularly good grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed. It can enhance organizational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. It encourages empathy and communication with animals and can help with allergies to animals and in general. It absorbs negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illness. Red Picture Jasper has an uplifting, rejuvenating energy that is said to encourage mental clarity, mental focus and feelings of deep happiness. It is also believed to absorb negative energy allowing you to develop a positive outlook on life.

Brown Agate - promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one's life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability. Agate aids people with problems related to forgiveness and in all cases where releasing of bitterness and despair is needed. This in turn improves the love relations, relations to other people in general, and within the family.

Buri Seed - gives one a Connection to Higher Understanding. They give Clarity, and a sense of Calm, allowing one to think and feel clearly, and to be in touch with one's Spirit.

Carnelian - restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. 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 improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, treats depression, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.

Cinnabar - has strong metaphysical properties, and it is known as a stone for manifestation and wealth creation... and has been labeled the 'Merchants Stone'. It will aid you with developing intuition, and brings an increase in your mental alertness, ingenuity and your ability to think more directly and creatively. Cinnabar stone is a powerful transformation crystal... that encourages you to use its energy to fully embrace your inherent genius.

Clear Quartz - is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds. Quartz is reputed to cleanse the mind and body, strengthen alignment with higher self, and to receive, transmit, store and amplify energy. Crystal quartz is particularly beneficial for meditation and healing work.

Coral - quiets the emotions and brings peace to within the self. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge. Coral helps one to both understand and use the qualities of the mystic.

Crazy Lace Agate - is a soothing and calming stone, which encourages self-acceptance and self-confidence. Additionally, it relieves emotional pain and lightens up your life. It is believed to clear energy blockages and to bring vitality to major organs. Crazy Lace Agate is also thought to encourage concentration and to help you to stay focused on the task in hand. Because of its ability to absorb emotional pain, Crazy Lace Agate should be cleaned frequently.

Ganesha - represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the first son of Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother Parvati. Their second son is Lord Subramanya and their daughter is Jyoti. As explained below, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance.

Garnet - cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.

Golden Quartz - can be used to incite healing on all levels, and they are an excellent crystal to use in all healing situations as they allow you to recognize techniques to aid in the healing all of disorders. Golden Quartz crystals are master healers, accessing the highest vibration of light your human body can receive and sustain, raising your body’s frequency to dissolve and release blocks or foreign energies, replenish on a cellular level, and restore your body’s natural balance and harmony.

Goldstone - is said to help attain one's goals. Goldstone is also said to help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions. It can be used as an energy generator and can deflect unwanted energies, making it used as a protection stone. It is also used for long distance healing and revitalizing one's energy field.

Gray Agate - is a grounding stone, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. It aids in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Gray Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and negative forces that hold the universe in place. It works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light. Gray Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self, building self-confidence. Emotionally, it overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension. Crazy Lace Agate's energy is circular and flowing. It helps overcome depression and despair, elevating thoughts and attitudes. It is uplifting and increases self-esteem. Crazy Lace Agate provides a wide variety of crystal formations conducive for meditative focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.

Green Aventurine - is a comforter and heart healer, used to clear and activate the Heart Chakra for general well-being and emotional calm. It is also a powerful protector of the Heart Chakra, providing a shield to block entry from those who would “tap-in” and use the energy of another.

Green Jade - is a "dream stone," releasing negative thoughts and irritability and soothing the mind. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex and easier to act upon. Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. Green Jade balances and harmonizes the Heart Chakra, aiding in both emotional and physical well-being. Green Jade is an abundance stone, representing the flow of Divine energy into the reality of one's life. It brings harmony and happiness in business and family relationships, as well material abundance. It is a reminder to smell the flowers, touch the ones you love, and share your heart with others in affirmation of plenty. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts.

Hamsa - In its simplest form the symbol for Hamsa is the hand. It is talismanic symbol that they believed would protect them from harm against the evil forces and bring them goodness, abundance, fertility, luck and good health. Hamsa is an icon used by man as a defense, in his struggle against the forces of evil.

Hematite - has an excellent grounding and balancing energy... as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage. The energy of this crystal will help to balance your aura and align your chakras, as it brings together the energy of the mind, body and spirit. Sometimes when you work with high crystal energy stones you can become dreamy or spacy and lose yourself to the high vibration energy, instead of integrating it throughout your entire chakric system. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.

Howlite - is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Formulates ambitions and aids in achieving them. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. Calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Howlite is believed to help control rage and other negative impulses. It can help develop patience, tolerance, and a positive outlook on life. It can also bring calm, reason, and clarity to any verbal exchange. To experience these balancing effects, angry and disappointed people are advised to carry Howlite on their bodies or in their pockets. This gem is thought to help clarify one's mind and became aware of one's goals and ambitions. It can help expand the horizons and to open the mind to wisdom and new knowledge. It can improve memory, facilitate learning, and help access and balance unprocessed emotions. Howlite is associated with the third eye chakra. In esoteric circles the gem is believed to facilitate insight and meditation as well as the out of body travel. It helps access deep seated memories including these of the past lives.

Imperial Jasper - is seen to personify our journey towards God. The forgetting of what we have been before and the revealing of who we are as spiritual beings - the suffering of tribulation in this present world and the end of suffering by living from a soul state. This rare Jasper allows us to understand that we are a part of God and everything that we never have to be afraid. Imperial jasper provides protection to reduce fears and insecurities.

Italian Onyx - gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It encourages happiness and good fortune. White Italian Onyx represents a link between the first chakra - Muladhara and the seventh chakra - Sahasrara, balancing the total energy along the seven energy centers - the seven chakras.

Jade - A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing.

Jet - is commonly used as a stone of protection, yet it also carries some wonderful healing properties, including pain relief for headaches/migraines and enhanced healing of traumatic injuries. Working almost like an energetic filter, Jet is a wonderful grounding stone that has intense purification and protection properties. Healing grief is a primary purpose for jet in the emotional realm. It brings grief to the surface in a gentle manner to be alleviated and healed with the protection of sympathy and comfort. Jet also eases anxiety and depression, calming anxious or fearful thinking as well as delusions. Ease of anxiety and depression can then bring about inner growth, increase self-reliance, and ease change in any areas of life. Jet also has energies making it protective to finances and business and brings stability to these realms.

Jujube Wood - is a traditional Tibetan wood used for meditation. It is very grounding. The jujube wood is a traditional medicinal wood used as antibacterial, antioxidant with wound healing properties. Like all woods, this is very grounding. The divine natural, uplifting scent of the wood has given it a reputation as fertility with charming attraction, with innate qualities of helping one to see oneself clearly.

Lapis Lazuli - is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. It therefore, encourages inner self-knowledge, encourages self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. Lapis promotes clear understanding through the power of intuition. When applied to the Third Eye Chakra, this stone helps to open up the ability for psychic attunement.

Limestone - is an assisting stone used to enhance healing properties, encourages purification, reminds us of our innocence, grounds and centers us and entices positive thoughts. Limestone is a healing stone beneficial to overall health and well-being. It gives relief for muscle spasms, nurtures, grounds and works primarily well on the Root Chakra.

Lotus Seed - The dried seeds of the lotus plant are known as cooling and restorative. Like the lotus flower which grows and beautifully blooms in muddy water, the lotus seed symbolizes spiritual growth and the ability to rise above obstacles on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Lotus seed also promotes spiritual and material prosperity.

Magnesite - is a wonderful relaxing and calming stone to use in meditation... and it has the potential to aid you to create quite amazing changes in your life. It has a soothing vibration, and if you meditate with it, and specifically tune into the energy of your heart it will allow your mind to respond to the desires of the heart. This aids you to live your life in alignment with your hearts needs and aspirations. Its vibration may help you to love yourself... and this will in most of you, increase your level of self-esteem. Magnesite will strongly enhance your meditation, and help you to feel more relaxed. Its vibration may help you to contact your spirit guides...and its action may awaken psychic powers that you have previously been unaware of. This stones gift to your personal inner work is quite lovely. An unusual looking stone to add to your collection... that brings an increase in joy and happiness to your life. If you desire it... it may also aid the development of clear strong psychic visions.

Marble - is used to provide both clarity and states of "suspension in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self-control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the "good common sense" in matters of the home, heart and one's constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind.

Moss Agate - has a number of excellent qualities... including grounding excess spiritual energy, down through the base and earth chakra to Mother Gaia. It resonates a lovely heart based vibration that most of you will find useful to have in your life. It has balanced enduring energy and grounding ability... with sound metaphysical properties that are known to aid abundance and prosperity and stimulate creativity. The vibration it embodies can help you to carry forward your intentions... as it will enhance the energy that you put into particular circumstances. It has a strong action within the heart chakra, which aids emotional healing, stability and courage. It is an excellent stone to aid anyone who has been feeling fearful, stressed or anxious. Using Green Moss Agate is known as one of the ways to get relief from stress.

This green stone may assist you to correct imbalances between the two sides of the brain... and it is a quite spiritual stone.

Naga Wood – is powerful for warding off negative spirits and energies/forces.

Nangka Wood - Symbolizes evolution, adaptation, and growth.

Obsidian - is a very protective stone. It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. It is very often used for gaining clear insight into problems and is considered a stable stone, bringing stability to its owner. Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

OM - The "Om" represents the four divine states of Brahman - metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). The syllable OM, which is the imperishable Brahman, is the universe. Whatsoever has existed, whatsoever exists, and whatsoever shall exist hereafter, is OM. And whatsoever transcends past, present, and future, that also is OM. Brahman can be viewed as divinity – both the divinity within the Self and everything else which is divine, including that which creates divinity. A technique that can help if you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the concept of Brahman is to replace it with whatever word you associate with a higher power. It can be God, Jesus, Buddha, Mother Nature or anything else that represents the divine to you. Om is the sound that represents this higher power and its connection to each of us. During meditation, when we chant OM, we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes sympathy with the cosmic vibration and we start thinking universally. The momentary silence between each chant becomes palpable. Mind moves between the opposites of sound and silence until, at last, it ceases the sound. In the silence, the single thought—OM—is quenched; there is no thought. This is the state of trance, where the mind and the intellect are transcended as the individual self merges with the Infinite Self in the pious moment of realization. It is a moment when the petty worldly affairs are lost in the desire for the universal. Such is the immeasurable power of OM.

Onyx - is a good stone to have around during times of mental or physical stress or bereavement, as it provides strength and support during difficult circumstances. Black Onyx is a soothing stone said to help alleviate fears and worries and to help you to feel comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. It is also believed to promote stamina and vigor and to encourage the making of wise decisions. Black Onyx is said to promote self-control helping the wearer to keep excessive emotions and passions under control.

Palm Wood - aids you to make a connection with the past, and they may aid you if you are doing past life work. They may assist you to be more in the flow of life and may help you to feel a greater degree if patience... and to stay with a plan of action through to completion. They are known to assist you to feel more courageous and may help you to take the right action to create financial gain.

Peridot - Its preeminent benefit is its strong energy, that is like a beam of sunshine in your life. It vibrates with the frequency of increase so it is a wonderful stone for manifestation... of all the good things, including its ability to manifest love and good health. It is known to manifest an increase in the flow of money into your life. Its energy is warm and powerful, and it is both a heart chakra stone and solar plexus stone.

Picture Jasper - encourages ecological awareness, bringing stability and balance. It contains a message and/or “picture” from the past. Picture Jasper is a stone of proportion and harmony and stimulates creative visualization. It helps to bring hidden thoughts and feelings - grief’s, fears, guilt, envy, love, and hope - to the surface, to be released. Brings comfort and alleviates fear. Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It encourages honesty with one's self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. Prolongs sexual pleasure.

Purple Aventurine - is believed to reduce negative thoughts and to encourage a positive attitude. It is said to be able to diffuse a negative situation and to turn it around.

Purple Jade - helps dispel negative energies and thoughts allowing the wearer to have a joyful outlook on life, be spontaneous and go with the flow. Purple Jade allows the wearer to have an open-mind, be non-judgmental. It is a stone of discernment. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony.

Quartzite - is also known as Snow Quartz or White Quartz. It is said to contain tiny bubbles of gas or water. It has stone meanings that help to support you while you are learning life lessons. It assists you to understand your emotional responses and has a more feminine vibration.

Rainbow Fluorite - is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit. Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination. Fluorite balances the positive and negative aspects of the mind, allowing you to experience inner peace and quicken your spiritual awakening. Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information, and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing. Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation. Fluorite should be cleared often.

Rainforest Jasper - is a stone that has a soft gradual energy... and will contribute to more cheerful, pleasant people entering your life. If you are person who is passionate about the earth and who feels that it is time to step forward to help heal the earth, then the energy of this stone will be of benefit to you. It gives you a deeper connection with nature and with plants, trees and animals... and with Mother Gaia herself. It has a vibration of happiness and joy for life that will flow outwards... throughout your life. This stone also carries a strong vibration for change. This stone is an excellent stone to aid your overall self-esteem... and as you feel a greater degree of confidence its energy may aid you to change old habits that are injurious to your good health... including addictions. It is helpful to prevent procrastination, and keeping it on your body may help you to get some of those things done that you have been avoiding.

Red Aventurine - is stone of manifestation through action. It draws upon the elements of Earth and Fire to increase the flow of prana, or life force, in re-vitalizing the physical body and focusing its energy to get things done. It boosts vitality and mental alertness, and amplifies the desire to take on life’s challenges with determination and perseverance. It inspires creativity and sexuality, and renews excitement and confidence in bringing one’s projects, goals and desires into reality. Red Aventurine is a “can do” stone of vitality and renewal, creating confidence and capability wherever it is needed. Use to regain physical strength when recovering from illness or injury, wear or keep near the bed to restore a healthy libido, or use to find new inspiration for those who rely on creativity for their livelihood. It is particularly supportive for those who work long hours, need to sustain focus or lecture for long periods, or are required to continuously produce new ideas.

Red Horn - considered a symbol of gentle strength and friendship.

Red Picture Jasper - (aka Brecciated Jasper) is a particularly good grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed. It can enhance organizational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. It encourages empathy and communication with animals and can help with allergies to animals and in general. It absorbs negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illness. Red Picture Jasper has an uplifting, rejuvenating energy that is said to encourage mental clarity, mental focus and feelings of deep happiness. It is also believed to absorb negative energy allowing you to develop a positive outlook on life.

Red Tiger Eye - is said to promote a positive attitude and to increase feelings of self-worth. It is believed to help you to discover, and have confidence in, your own abilities helping to enhance your personal power and self-confidence.

Red Turquoise - dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog from the environment. It promotes self-realization and aids in creative problem-solving, thus calming the nerves when speaking in public. It helps stabilize mood swings, and dissolves a martyred attitude of self-sabotage. Great for root chakra issues. Very grounding. Turquoise enhances the ability to see all aspects of ourselves, good and bad, and to integrate these aspects into a cohesive whole. While it is tempting to try and rid ourselves of the traits of self that are not entirely enlightened. Turquoise is a stone of “earth-grounding” and is valuable in preventing one from losing touch with the conscious mind during deep meditations. It provides strength and protection during vision quests and astral travel, and due to its high spirituality, acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind.

Rhondonite - is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhondonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential. It heals emotional shock and panic. Rhondonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion.

Riverstone - emphasizes the qualities of whatever it is with. Riverstone is known to hold powerful energy, providing the wearer with strength, energizing the entire aura, and speeding up internal and external processes.

Robles Wood – a very grounding wood.

Rose Quartz - is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.

Rosewood - The healing power of wooden prayer beads is often in their scent, which is released and revived with usage. The scent of rosewood is traditionally used for nervous tension, frigidity, and headaches. It also assists the immune system, helps to fight viruses and regenerate cells. It is good for jet lag and skin inflammations and has the ability to relax a person without making them drowsy. Rosewood is especially effective in spiritual healing. Rosewood is associated with the heart chakra.

Ruby - energizes and balances the body and will enhance your motivation... and it will encourage you to set practical goals. This stone will connect you to the base chakra.

Ruby Fuchsite - helps us to understand issues concerning our daily lives; such as stress, physical health, routines, career and environment. It brings about a need to focus on basic concerns directly related to interactions with other people and the material world. Psychologically, Fuchsite teaches true self-worth, assisting in the elimination of a tendency towards martyrdom or issues of servitude. Fuchsite helps to overcome codependency and aids in a speedy recovery from trauma both emotionally and physically.

Rudraksha - is believed to increase the ability to concentrate, giving clarity and peace of mind, improves memory and relieve stress and anxiety. Rudraksha is also known to slow the aging process, increase stamina, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the heart and balances the nervous system. Not only that, but the auspicious Rudraksha beads are believed to bestow divine protection and increase abundance and prosperity. It is believed that the Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it. According to the ancient Vedas, Shiva cried tears of compassion for humanity and his tears became Rudraksha Seeds to assist humanity in our healing. By meditating with a Rudraksha mala or by wearing Rudraksha against the skin, it is believed to increase the ability to concentrate, giving clarity and peace of mind, improve memory and relieve stress and anxiety.

Saguaro Jasper - is a stone of balance that heals and releases disease and obsessive tendencies. It boosts the immune system as well as detoxifies all the body’s systems and protects against pollution. It calms the mind and promotes feelings of peace. It reduces fear and increases your self-worth, bringing inspiration and courage. It brings wisdom and the ability to get along with others.

Sandalwood - is one of the traditional materials used for malas. A soothing, peaceful and fragrant wood it is said to attract positive subtle vibrations, bring clear perception, promote tranquility and a positive frame of mind. Sandalwood is an antidepressant, antiseptic, insecticidal, and sedative wood. It can assist in the healing of cells and is used to assist the immune system in any healing process or to prevent illness. Calming Sandalwood is a wonderful meditation tool. Its sedative property clears stress from the nervous system.

Skull Beads -are meant to have the meditator reflect on death and impermanence and know that death is a fact and the closer that we can relate to death and embrace it the sooner we can start living with love and compassion and realizing that in this cyclic existence death will come when it is time...live life and embrace death. Acceptance is key to the inevitable passing of time and body.

Smoky Quartz – is a premier grounding and anchoring stone. These stones are strongly protective and are excellent stones for all of us to keep within our aura at all times. If you are on a spiritual quest and have been working on any of your metaphysical or psychic abilities... it is possible you may have become ungrounded. This stone is purpose built to solve that problem... as it will bring you down to earth quickly. Its strong energy moves down from the base chakra through the earth star chakra and will ground you to Mother Gaia. One of the benefits of natural Smoky Quartz is that... being a quartz crystal, it has a strong ability to amplify the energy of not only itself... but also any other stones you may combine with it.

Snowflake Obsidian – is a stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Snowflake Obsidian promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.

Snow Quartz - is said to contain tiny bubbles of gas or water. It has stone meanings that help to support you while you are learning life lessons. It assists you to understand your emotional responses and has a more feminine vibration. Snow Quartz is also known as Milky Quartz. It is a gentle calming stone, which is said to enhance meditation by allowing you to link to deep inner wisdom. It is also said to provide support while you are learning lessons and to help you to let go of overwhelming responsibilities and limitations. Snow Quartz has the same healing properties as Clear Quartz but with a gentler effect. Like Clear Quartz, Snow Quartz is believed to help promote mental clarity.

Sodalite - has a strong vibration that will bring your attention to the qualities of idealism and truth. Its energy may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth. This is a strong third eye chakra and throat chakra stone that brings an excellent energy into your life. It will aid you with developing intuition…and it will also stimulate the birth of clairvoyant abilities... or strengthen them if you already are using these gifts. Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. It has strong metaphysical properties that may stimulate latent creative abilities and it aids teachers, writers and students to understand the deeper philosophical principles.

Tiger Coral - gives wisdom and modesty. It is believed that Tiger Coral reduce stress and fears and promote a stable family life. It combats foolishness, nervousness, fear, depression, suicidal ideas, panic and nightmares, confers prudence, bravery and wisdom. TIger Coral is used to attract success. It also strengthens the ability of foresight. It is believed that Corals can counter evil spells. The white Tiger Coral is capable to repair your aura.

Tiger Eye – is a stone of protection. It may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

Turquoise - strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields, enhancing communication between the physical and spiritual worlds. Spiritually, Turquoise heals and cleanses both the energy centers and the physical body. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, and kindness. Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love. Turquoise is a Master Healer and can be placed on all the seven chakras.

Unakite - is a stone of vision. It balances emotions with spirituality. Unakite provides grounding when needed. It facilitates rebirthing, gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual and psychological growth. Unakite is also excellent at removing obstacles to your personal growth. Whether it is an issue from childhood or last month's divorce that is draining your energy and holding you back. Meditations with this gemstone will aid in releasing pain and anger that you are having trouble letting go of.

Vietnamese Yellow Strip Rosewood - The smell of the Vietnam Rosewood is spectacular. Very present and calming. Rosewood has compassionate and loving-heart qualities. The energy of rosewood is primarily feminine, and focused on spiritual, intuitive health and beauty. It is spiritual and nourishing. Rosewood is especially effective in spiritual healing. In matters dealing with beauty, rosewood can be very effective.

Watermelon Tourmaline - works with the Heart chakra, cleansing and removing blockages. As a balancing stone, Watermelon Quartz aids in removing insecurities. As a balancing stone, Watermelon Quartz functions as a combination of male and female energies, both Yin and Yang together in one crystal. It can help to inspire both creativity and practicality, and connects the Heart Chakra to both physical and spiritual vibrations. Meditation with Watermelon Tourmaline is an ultimate end of day de-stress. Watermelon Tourmaline allows one to turn ones senses inwards, calm the mind and allow the experience of the peace and happiness to blossom and bloom from deep within. Watermelon Tourmaline helps calm the over-sensitive, over-stimulated, over-reactive ground, center and take time out.

Yellow Aragonite - promotes focus and concentration, and can be helpful for students. Meditating with Aragonite can help to ground spiritual growth into the lower chakras, raising the overall vibration of the body. Many crystal lovers enjoy Aragonite's centering energies, and work with it to help bring peace and serenity to volatile situations.

Yellow Malay Jade - Revered as a stone that emits a gentle, steady energy, all colors of Jade inspire wisdom, practicality, moderation, perspective and peace. It also enhances emotional balance, moderation and stability, and aides in the understanding of dreams. In particular, yellow jade is linked with the assimilation and understanding of new information, and for enhancing feelings of compassion and empathy.

Yellow Tourmaline - stimulates the solar plexus, enhancing personal power and intellectual pursuits. It also relates to the cycles in one’s life, helping one to bring to an opening, or to a closing, that which would benefit one’s personal growth. It stimulates spiritual development by helping one to logically conclude that the pathway is open and inviting. It activates creativity and initiative in business and employment.

Yellow Turquoise - is a jasper/serpentine stone with hematite webbing, rather than a true turquoise. It is said to be helpful for enhancing communication, intuition, and creativity. It is also used to bring wisdom particularly through meditation. Yellow Turquoise is said to increase serenity via balance, honesty, and an ability to adjust to changes in life. It is also used as a protection stone that brings an increase of personal power and energy by protecting the same. It is considered a wonderful general healing stone by many. Yellow Turquoise is also said to bring positive energy and sensitivity. Yellow Turquoise is associated primarily with the solar plexus chakra but also is used to strengthen and align all the chakras. Yellow Turquoise helps to connect with spirit and brings the energy of the sky down to earth.