Crystal Cavern

What is a Crystal?


The rocks which form the earth, the moon and the planets are made up of minerals.  Minerals are solid substances composed of atoms having a regular and systematic arrangement.  This orderly atomic arrangement is the criterion of the crystalline state and it means also that it is possible to express the composition of a mineral as a scientific chemical formula.


Crystal Healing


The healing properties of crystals have been recognised and harnessed for thousands of years.  The ancients, who perceived crystals as being sacred and magical, were experts in their use, employing crystals for such purposes as protection, adornment, healing and for seeing into the future. 


Crystals were abundant in Egyptian tombs and temples and were frequently worn and carried by ancient Egyptians as amulets and charms.  Crystals are frequently referred to in Greek mythology, and have also been discovered in the tombs of Chinese rulers.  Native Americans used crystals extensively in their ceremonies and initiations, as did the Mayans and Aztecs.  Crystals are referred to more than two hundred times in the Bible.


The beauty, magic and enormous power of crystals have fascinated humankind throughout the ages, and we still incorporate them in jewellery today.


Some benefits of crystal healing include:


  • relief from stress and tension;
  • endowing the work or home environment with peace and tranquility;
  • protection against unwanted energies;
  • the transformation of negative into positive energies;
  • enhanced meditative powers and a reconnection with the spiritual realms;
  • the attraction of abundance and an aiding of manifestation;
  • the attraction of love;
  • a healing ability on every level, rejuvenating the whole being - mind, body and spirit;
  • the amplification of healing abilities;
  • stimulation of the mind, enhancing creativity and the development of new ideas;
  • the gift of energy and vitality.


Crystal Configurations


Here are a few examples of some crystal configurations:

Clusters


A cluster can be placed in one's environment to change the energy to a more positive one. It will cleanse and transmute lower energies to higher energies and balance out the room. Clusters can be used in group work, with each termination being programmed for a specific group member.

Geodes


When a group of crystals grow together and fill a small hollow, a geode is formed. Geodes are good for healing, spiritual growth and protection.

Eggs and Hearts


Eggs and Hearts are crystals which have been shaped and polished. They are good for meditation and healing. They are fantastic for crystal massage, since they are so smooth. You can also use them to scan the auric field.

Spheres and Crystal Balls


Spheres send energy in all directions. They can be used for scrying, so that one can find out information about a certain situation in their lives. They are good for closing gaps in the auric field and for healing. They can be used for deep tissue massage.

Pyramids


Pyramids amplify energy through their apex. They focus energy in a tight beam and can be used to charge or preserve objects.

Water

Wands are useful for removing lower energies and bringing in higher energies. They help to heal the auric field. Their pointed end can be used for reflexology and acupressure, and their rounder end can be used for massage.

Single Terminated Crystals

Single terminated crystals have one flat end and one pointed end. The energy is usually concentrated in the pointed end. These crystals are good for healing work.

Double Terminated Crystals

Double terminated crystals have points at both ends, which enables energy to move in one or both directions. These crystals are great for healing and protection and their energy flow is powerful. They can be used during a full body layout to link up the energy of other crystals.

Faceted Crystals

The energy flow from faceted crystals is a higher and more focused vibration of light and intensity. Each facet enables the stone to capture more light, which will be internally reflected, displaying the stone's depth and colour.

Phantom Crystals

Ghost-like outlines may be seen in some quartz crystals, which are called phantom crystals. They can be used for healing, stress, past life exploration and ascension.

Tumbled Crystals

Tumble stones are crystals that have been tumble polished until they are smooth. They can be used as a massage tool or placed together in body layouts. They are useful as pocket stones, worry stones and jewellery.


Preparing Crystals for Use

Cleansing your Crystals

It is important to cleanse crystals right after you buy/receive them, and before and after each time that you use them. They pick up energies from everywhere that they have been, and from everyone who has touched them, so they need to be cleansed regularly. 

Here are some cleansing methods you can try:

Cleansing with Light

Hold the crystals in your left hand. Visualise/bring down white light from Source to wash away any lower energies in the crystals. Visualise the lower energies being taken away (you can use your right hand to remove them) and give them to Source. Bring down more white light and put it into the crystals to charge them. You can say something like "you are now perfectly cleansed and energised". This is the quickest and easiest way to cleanse crystals.

Water Cleansing

Take your crystals to a natural source of water, such as the ocean, a waterfall, a spring or a stream and immerse them in the running water. You can also use bottled mineral water. Allow your crystals to dry naturally. They like being dried in the sun.

Salt Water Cleansing

It is best not to allow your crystals to come into direct contact with salt, as it may damage them. If you really want to use salt, fill a dish with salt and cold water. Place your crystals in another smaller dish which you can put inside the larger dish.

Earth and Rice Cleansing

You can bury your crystals in the earth and leave them for 24 hours. Once you dig them up, wash them in clean water and dry them naturally.

Bury your crystals for 24 hours in a bowl of uncooked brown rice. This is just as effective as the earth. Do not eat the rice afterwards. 

Fire Cleansing

Surround your crystals with small candles which you can leave to go out naturally. You can also pass your crystal through the flame quickly. Check to make sure each crystal is safe to be cleansed using fire.

Smudging

Smudge sticks are bundles of bound plant materials - usually herbs, such as Sage. Sage is good for removing lower energies. Pass the crystals through the smoke of the smudge stick to cleanse them.

Cleansing with other Crystals

You can place your crystals on a bed of quartz or amethyst for a few hours.

Cleansing with Essential Oils

Put a drop of essential oil onto a piece of cloth and rub it over the surface of the crystals. You can also use essential oil in an oil burner and pass the crystals through the vapour whilst the oil is being heated. 

Cleansing with Essence Sprays

You can buy a crystal cleansing spray that you just spray on your crystals to cleanse and energise them. You can also use aura sprays and angel sprays.

Sound Cleansing

You can put your crystals inside a singing bowl while it is being played. Alternatively, you can play the singing bowl over the top of your crystals. Why not try singing and toning to your crystals too!

Programming/Dedicating your Crystals

After you cleanse your crystals, you can program them. An example of this is to hold your crystals and say:

"I now program these crystals for the highest good of all. You will work for the light and only the light, under the Law of Grace, So Be It."

Attuning to your Crystals

To attune to your crystals, hold them in your hand and tune into them. Bring white light from your root chakra up through your hara line to the crown chakra. Bring the white light out of the crown chakra and spread it over your aura like angel wings. Bring this light back into your root chakra and repeat until you have attuned to your crystals.

Properties of Crystals


Blue Lace Agate


Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue colour. It calms, cools, lifts the thoughts and takes spiritual inspiration to a high vibration. It works on the throat, heart, third eye and crown chakras to bring about attunement. Blue Lace Agate is good for treating arthritis and bone deformity. It strengthens the skeletal system, heals fractures and aids blockages of the nervous system. The elixir helps to aid brain fluid imbalances.


Botswana Agate


Botswana Agate is a banded Agate that is said to augment protection, fertility, sensuality, sexuality, passion, artistic expression and emotional comfort. It stimulates the crown chakra and energises the auric body. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, and to help rid the body of toxins. It ameliorates depression and stress.


Alexandrite


Alexandrite is a rare gemstone regarded as having regenerative power. It enhances the rebirth of the inner and outer self. It can assist one in centring the self, reinforcing self-esteem and augmenting ones ability to experience joy and to appreciate the interconnected-ness of all of nature. It can help with the alignment of the mental, emotional and etheric bodies. It is also regarded as a magical gemstone, which brings good fortune to its owner. It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the spleen, the testicles and the pancreas and in the regeneration of neurological tissue on the cellular level. It can help the nervous system and disorders associated with leukaemia. It also enhances the assimilation of protein.


Amazonite


Amazonite filters information passing through the brain and combines it with intuition. The elixir is beneficial to all levels of consciousness and it helps to balance the metabolism. Amazonite heals the heart and throat chakras, enhancing loving communication. It also opens the third eye. It aligns the physical and etheric bodies, helps to maintain good health and balances male and female energy. It is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits. It dissipates energy blocks in the nervous system, relieves muscle spasms, and even shields from microwaves.


Amber


Amber is solidified and petrified sap from trees. Its colour is golden or amber. Amber brings romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy and balance. It enhances patience, healing, strength, calmness, remembrance of past lives and remembrance of ancient knowledge. This gentle stone draws out negative energies from the body and purifies the spirit and heart as well. It heals the throat and the throat chakra, the kidneys and the bladder. It is also useful for the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra.


Amethyst


Amethyst ranges in colour from lilac to violet to dark purple. It is a powerful healer and protector. It enhances psychic abilities and spiritual awareness. It stimulates the throat chakra, clears the aura and transmutes negative energy. Amethyst is also good for meditation and visualisation. It can be used for psychic attack. It ameliorates anger, rage, fear and resentment. Amethyst is great for relieving physical and emotional pain, as well as boosting the production of hormones. It strengthens the cleansing organs and the circulatory system. It calms the nervous system and aids insomnia. Place on all parts of the body, especially the throat, chest, crown chakra and third eye.


Apophylite


Apophyllite can be clear, white, green yellow and peach. It is a good conductor of energy and is a carrier of the Akashic Records. It can facilitate a connection between the physical and spiritual realms. It is a very calming stone and can help with stress, releasing mental blockages, suppressed emotions, anxiety, worries fears and negative thought patterns. It works well with Reiki and can help to take a client into a deeper state of relaxation and receptiveness. It is good for the respiratory system and can stop asthma attacks when held to the chest. It neutralises allergies and can promote the regeneration of the mucus membranes and the skin.


Aquamarine


A blue-green member of the Beryl clan, aquamarine is associated with cleansing, meditation, serenity, peace, prophecy, inspiration, tranquillity, strength and the wise use of inner power. It reduces stress, clears blocked communication and clears the throat chakra. It reduces fear and enhances intuition and spiritual awareness. It can be used to treat swollen glands, sore throats, the teeth, jaw, eyes and the stomach. Aquamarine is also good for strengthening the cleansing organs, the liver, the spleen and the kidneys. It is attuned to the ocean.


Aventurine


Aventurine comes in a range of colours. It enhances creativity, brings prosperity, diffuses negativity, balances male/female energy and helps us to see alternatives and possibilities. It benefits the thymus gland, the nervous system, balances blood pressure and can be used as an elixir to aid skin problems.


Azurite


Azurite is an indigo blue colour. It stimulates the third eye, facilitates psychic development, spiritual guidance and higher consciousness. It helps to bring about clear understanding, while releasing long standing blocks in communication. It stimulates the memory, brings new perspectives and expands the mind. Azurite is great for arthritis and joint problems, and even aligns the spine.


Pink Beryl (Morganite)


Pink Beryl attracts love, maintains it and energises loving thoughts and actions. It activates and cleanses the heart chakra. Pink Beryl also oxygenates cells, treats tuberculosis, asthma, emphysema and clears the lungs.


Bloodstone (Heliotrope)


Bloodstone is an energy cleanser. It purifies the blood and detoxifies the liver, kidneys and spleen. It benefits all blood-rich organs and regulates blood flow. It cleanses the lower chakras, realigning energies. It is called the Stone of Courage. It aids recognition that chaos precedes transformation.


Boji Stones


Boji Stones are very grounding and protecting. The smooth stones have feminine energy and the protruded ones have masculine energy. A pair balances the male/female energy within the body, aswell as aligning the chakras and the aura. They can clear blockages, heal hurtful memories and bring to light negative thought patterns. They can relieve pain, encourage tissue regeneration, heal holes in the aura, and give lots of reviving energies. Do not leave Boji Stones outside in the earth, as they may disintegrate.


Gold Calcite


Gold Calcite is an energy amplifier, which facilitates psychic abilities, channelling, astral projections and higher consciousness. It connects the intellect and emotions, alleviates emotional stress and brings about peace and serenity. Calcite is a great memory aid, bringing insight, enhancing meditation, and focusing concentration. It brings in spiritual light and knowledge. It cleanses organs and bones and strengthens the skeleton and joints. It is useful on the solar plexus chakra, aswell as other chakras.


Green Calcite


Green Calcite rids the body of infections. It aids transition from stagnant to positive situation. It is a mental healer and brings balance. It can be used on the heart chakra, aswell as other places on the body.


Carnelian


Carnelian is a form of chalcedony, whose colour is reddish-orange or brown. It is linked with emotional warmth, sociability, creativity, individuality, memory, appreciation of nature, harmony, courage, happiness, self-esteem, rebirth, reincarnation and past life recall. It heals lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis and depression. It activates the lower chakras, especially the sacral chakra.


Chalcedony


Chalcedony is a type of quartz that is usually grey, but can also be brown, pink, red, black, blue or white. It helps to balance the emotions and helps with vitality, stamina, endurance, energy, intensity, hardiness, nurturance, generosity, liveliness, kindness, charity and friendliness. It is good for absorbing and transmuting negative energies and bad dreams. It is a powerful cleanser. It can increase lactation, improve mineral assimilation, and combat mineral build up in the veins. It lessens the effects of dementia and senility and can also increase physical energy. It is a very balancing stone, which is good for healing the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and the circulatory system.


Charoite


Charoite is a purple stone, which is great for overcoming fear. It stimulates the third eye and clairvoyancy, as well as helping one to cope with enormous change at a spiritual level. It is good for cleansing the aura and providing deep physical and emotional healing. If one is exhausted, charoite can help to re-energise the body. It can regulate blood pressure, is good for reversing liver damage caused by alcohol and it is good for the eyes, heart, liver and pancreas. It is also good for cramps, aches and pains, and it can help one to have a great sleep. It is wonderful for autism and bipolar disorders.


Chrysocolla


This mineral is also called Gem Silica. It is green-blue in colour. It is tranquil and sustaining, and aids meditation and communication. It assists one with speaking their truth, so would be great at the throat chakra, for communication issues. It calms and re-energises all the chakras. At the heart chakra, it heals heartache and increases one’s capacity to love. Chrysocolla treats arthritis, bone disease, muscle spasm, the digestive tract and ulcers, blood disorders and lung problems. It regulates insulin and blood sugar balance.


Citrine


Citrine is a golden yellow form of quartz. It is a stone of prosperity, and helps to attract wealth and success. It brings happiness and generosity and it energises and invigorates. Citrine increases motivation and physical energy. It activates creativity, dissipates negative energy and promotes inner calm. It opens the sacral and solar plexus chakras, aswell as stimulating the crown chakra. It cleanses the aura and aligns the etheric body with the physical body. It is great for digestive problems, thyroid imbalance and the circulation of blood.


Diamond


Diamond is a bright, transparent gemstone, which symbolises purity, bonds relationships, brings love and clarity and amplifies energy. It aids glaucoma. This gemstone is good for the crown chakra, aswell as the third eye.


Emerald


Emerald is a green gemstone which promotes love, romance, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, clear vision, memory, faith, intuition, serenity, intelligence and communication. It inspires deep knowing from within. It can be used on the heart chakra with good results.


Fluorite


Fluorite is capable of extracting excess energy from you at times when concentration or a level head is required. This is beneficial for anger, or drastically impulsive behaviours. It can lead a person to take time to examine matters more closely, and to be in touch with intuition and common sense. Fluorite can help to unblock barriers within right-hand brain activity, often a cause of confusion, frustration and anger. Once free, the right hand side of the brain is capable of exploring and understanding the complexities of life.


Red Garnet


Red Garnet energises and revitalises, balances energy and brings serenity. It activates other crystals, clears negative chakra energy and inspires love. It stimulates the controlled rise of kundalini energy, treats spinal and cellular disorders and disorders of the blood, heart and lungs. Red Garnet regenerates DNA and can aid assimilation of minerals and vitamins. It represents love, and is attuned to the heart energy. It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality. It helps to control anger, especially anger towards oneself. It is a subtle stone. Red Garnet can be used on the root chakra and heart chakra. For past life recall, place it on the third eye.


Heliotrope (See Bloodstone)


Hematite


Hematite is an iron ore, which can be reddish, grey or black. It enhances focus, concentration, will power, reliability, courage, confidence, optimism, trust, balance and stability. It is a great grounding stone, especially useful on the root chakra or the feet.


Jade and African Jade (Prasem)


Jade is a subtle stone, and its smooth energies may take some time to work, but this is only because it pervades slowly and surely – patiently. Jade allows the virtue of patience to shine through, which allows a level headed approach to life. Jade calms the nervous system, channels passion in constructive ways, and harmonises dysfunctional relationships. It is the symbol of purity and serenity and increases love. It releases negative thoughts, soothes the mind and brings harmony. It is a protective stone, a dream stone, which aids emotional release through dreams and helps to manifest dreams. Jade treats kidneys, removes toxins, rebinds cellular and skeletal systems and helps stitches heal. It is great for the heart chakra.


Red Jasper


Red Jasper is the supreme nurturer stone, which brings tranquillity and wholeness, protection and grounding. It aligns the chakras, facilitates shamanic journeys and dream recall, and prolongs sexual pleasure. It is connected to the root chakra.


Kunzite


Kunzite can be pink, green, yellow, lilac and clear. It is a very high vibrational, spiritual stone, which awakens the heart centre and brings unconditional love, which helps with loving thoughts and loving communication. It helps one to be more peaceful and can induce a very deep meditative state. It is a very protective stone, both for individual work and work in the environment. It is great for dispelling negativity and can shield the aura from unwanted energies. It can help one heal heartache from this life and other lives, and is helpful for lifting depression and alleviating panic attacks. It is great for the heart, the circulatory system, the nerves, epilepsy and joint pain. It is also useful for neutralising the effects of anaesthesia and it stimulates the immune system.


Kyanite


Kyanite can be blue-white, pink, green, yellow, grey and black. It is a good stone for meditation and is great for enhancing psychic abilities and intuition. It can help one to connect with their spirit guides and to remember their dreams. It aligns the chakras and aura, clears the meridians of the body, and restores Qi to the body and organs. Kyanite never holds negativity, so does not require cleaning. It is great for the throat chakra, speaking one’s truth, communicating easily and self-expression. It dispels blockages, illusion, anger, frustration and stress. It can treat muscular disorders, fevers, the thyroid, parathyroid, urogenital system, adrenal glands, throat and the brain. It is a natural pain reliever and can lower blood pressure and heal infections.


Labradorite


Labradorite is grayish black with blue and yellow. It is a highly mystical and protective stone, which raises one’s consciousness and helps one to connect with universal energies. It gets rid of unwanted energies from the aura and helps to prevent any energy leakage. It is good for protection during therapy. It can take you into other lives and worlds, helping you to connect with esoteric knowledge and initiation into the mysteries. It can calm an overactive mind and energise the imaginations. Disorders of the eyes can be treated with this beautiful stone – it also treats disorders of the brain, stress, colds, gout, rheumatism, and it can regulate the metabolism. Menstrual tension can be relieved, hormones can be balanced, and blood pressure can be lowered with this crystal.


Lapis Lazuli


Lapis Lazuli is a stone of protection and enlightenment, which enhances dream work and psychic abilities. It quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It is a powerful thought amplifier which stimulates higher faculties of the mind, promoting objectivity and clarity. It also promotes creativity and attunement to Source. Lapis Lazuli helps one to contact spirit guardians. It harmonises the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. It helps to alleviate pain and migraine, overcome depression, and is good for the respiratory system, the throat, the cleansing organs, the bone marrow, thymus and the immune system. It overcomes hearing loss, purifies the blood, alleviates insomnia and is good for vertigo.


Larimar (Atlantis Stone)


Larimar is blue, blue-green, grey, or red, with white. It radiates love, peace and tranquillity and can induce a deeply meditative state. It can help one connect with the angelic realm, the oceanic realms and other realms. It is a wonderful stone for connecting with the dolphins and whales. It can help one to seek a soulmate, help heal past life relationships and can help one to take control of their life, especially if they have been self-sabotaging. It is an excellent earth healing stone which can help to connect to feminine energies and nature. It is great for removing attached entities. It stimulates the third eye, heart, crown and throat chakras, promoting self healing. It is also good for cartilage and throat conditions, dissolving energy blockages in the chest, head and neck. It can also help with blocked arteries and sore joints, drawing out pain and discomfort.


Malachite


Malachite is a green stone of transformation. It draws out deep feelings of hurt and resentment, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns of behaviours. It clears and activates the chakras, clarifies emotions and releases negative experiences. Malachite treats arthritis, asthma, fractures, swollen joints, growths and tumours. It is good on the third eye and the heart chakra.


Moldavite


Moldavite is a deep green coloured stone, which is meteoritic - of extra terrestrial origin. It aids communication with the higher self and extraterrestrials. Used on the crown chakra, it opens to higher spiritual energies, and when used on the throat, it communicates interplanetary messages. It can also be used on the third eye.


Moonstone


Moonstone is the stone of new beginnings, and is connected to the moon and intuition. It soothes and calms the emotions. Reflective, it makes conscious the unconscious, aids intuition and empathy. It is a feminine stone, associated with psychic abilities and cleansing, and it has a powerful effect upon the female reproductive cycle. It balances fluid imbalances and attunes to the biorhythmic clock. It aids the digestive system, assimilating nutrients and eliminating toxins. It also alleviates degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes and fleshy organs. It can be used for Pre Menstrual Syndrome, painful periods, conception, pregnancy and childbirth.


Moqui Marbles


Moqui Marbles are mostly smooth, round balls of compacted sandstone which are encased in a shell of hematite. They are also referred to as "Moqui Balls", "Thunderballs" or "Shaman Stones" and come in a variety of sizes ranging from that of common marbles to that of a baseball. In the US, they are commonly called Moqui Marbles after the Moqui Indians who inhabited the lands where they are found. They are good for astral travel and they strengthen psychic power and lessen unwanted psychic influences, especially during shamanic or psychic journeying. They are associated with the third eye chakra.


Obsidian (Apache Tears)


Apache Tear is a form of black obsidian that is much gentler than normal black obsidian. It brings up negativity but does so more slowly than black obsidian would. This makes it easier for it to be transmuted. This stone is great for protecting the aura, and it grounds and cleanses the earth chakra. Apache Tear was named because it is believed to shed tears in times of sorrow. It comforts grief, relieves long held problems, and provides insight into the source of any distress. It can stimulate analytical capabilities and promote forgiveness. It enhances assimilation of Vitamins C and D, removes toxins from the body, and can even calm spasms of the muscles. Women should wear this stone at the breast and men should wear it at the abdomen.


Snowflake Obsidian


Snowflake Obsidian is black with little white “snowflakes” on it. If you place this crystal on the sacral chakra, it will calm and soothe. It is a purifying stone, which provides balance for the body, mind and spirit. It can help one to release negative thought patterns and stressful mental patterns. It can help one to centre with their inner self. It treats veins, the skeleton and can improve the circulation. The elixir is good for the skin and the eyes.


Fire Opal


Opal enhances cosmic consciousness, originality and dynamic creativity. It fosters love and compassion, brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity. It induces visions, amplifies traits, and encourages emotional stability. It is good for treating Parkinson’s disease. It strengthens the memory, treats infections, fevers and purifies the blood and kidneys. It can regulate insulin and ease childbirth. Fire Opal is good for business.


Peridot


Peridot is a cleanser of the subtle and physical bodies, as well as the mind. It releases negative patterns and vibrations, and promotes clarity and well being. It releases and neutralises toxins on all levels. It is a visionary stone, bringing understanding of destiny and purpose, and it is especially helpful to healers. Peridot opens and cleanses the heart and solar plexus chakras. It alleviates jealousy and anger, reduces stress, motivates growth, change and has a tonic effect. It can be used for the heart, lungs, spleen, intestinal tract and ulcers. It aids birth contractions and can strengthen the eyes.


Pyrite (Fool's Gold)


Pyrite facilitates tapping into and unfolding unique abilities and potential. It is also known as fool’s gold. It helps to shield one from negative energies. It creates an energy field within the aura which can help to keep out the negative vibrations of pollutants at the physical level. It can be used in the treatment of the structure of the bones and the composition and formation of the cells. It can be used to assist in the prevention of DNA damage and the repair of DNA. It is good for disorders of the lungs, infective disease, fevers and is good for reducing inflammation.


Pyrite Sun


A Pyrite Sun crystal consists of the mineral pyrite and is shaped like a sun. It is formed under certain conditions in some coal depots in the USA. This crystal radiates very strong and intense energies and vibrations. Because of this intensity and strength, a Pyrite Sun does not need to be used for as long as a normal Pyrite. Pyrite Sun is good for strengthening the intestine and the liver and acts as a relaxant for the heart. It is good for menstruation pain and can help with the menopause – relieving hot flushes and depressions. It is good for the stomach, especially if one has gastritis. It helps with fears, inhibitions, grief, nervousness, weaknesses and stress. It is best placed on the sacral chakra, as well as being held, rubbed or stroked.


Clear Quartz


Clear Quartz is one of the most powerful healing stones, which acts as an energy amplifier. It doubles the auric field, storing, releasing and regulating energy on the physical and mental dimensions. Clear Quartz enhances psychic awareness and amplifies psychic abilities. It stimulates the immune system and soothes burns. It can be used anywhere on the body, and on any chakra. It is especially useful on the neck, on the thyroid, on the heart for the thymus, on the solar plexus for energy and on the ears to balance and align.


Single Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal (See Quartz)


Double Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal (See Quartz)


Rose Quartz


This crystal is pink and is great for the heart chakra, to help one to forgive and love themselves and others. It opens our hearts and encourages us to be tender, peaceful and gentle. It emanates unconditional love.


Rhodochrosite


Rhodocrosite is pink or orange, with white. It represents love and compassion. It is a very positive stone, which is good for the heart and relationships, especially for those who feel unloved. It is a very good stone for healing sexual abuse. It can also help one to attract a soulmate. It clears the solar plexus and base chakras, gently bringing painful and repressed feelings to the surface, so that they can be acknowleged and dissipated through emotional release. It an excellent crystal for asthma and respiratory problems. It purifies the circulatory system and kidneys, restores poor eyesight, normalises blood pressure and stabilises the heartbeat. It can also invigorate the sexual organs. It is helpful for migraines, since it dilates blood vessels. The elixir helps with infections, improves the skin and balances the thyroid.


Ruby


Ruby is a red member of the corundum family which fosters integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, passion, romance, enthusiasm and generosity. It evokes warmth, generosity, inspiration, prosperity, high energy and leadership qualities. It is great on the root chakra and the heart chakra. It treats fevers, detoxifies the blood and body, and aids survival issues.


Ruby-Zoisite


This crystal activates the crown chakra, creates an altered state of consciousness and facilitates access to one’s soul memory. It helps with spiritual learning, soul healing and past life work. It can amplify the biomagnetic field around the body.


Blue Sapphire


Sapphire relaxes, focuses and calms the mind, releasing unwanted thoughts and mental tension. It promotes peace of mind and serenity, aligns the physical, mental and spiritual planes and restores balance within the body. It can help to release depression and spiritual confusion, and it helps to aid concentration. It is an eye stone, removing impurities and stress. It brings prosperity, attracts gifts and releases frustration. It treats disorders of the blood, alleviates excessive bleeding, strengthens the veins, and improves elasticity. Blue Sapphire eliminates negative energies from the chakras, stimulates the third eye and teaches self responsibility for thoughts and feelings. It treats brain disorders, including dyslexia.


Yellow Sapphire


Yellow Sapphire attracts wealth, stimulates the intellect to give overall focus and removes toxins from the body.


Sodalite


Sodalite is deep blue with white streaks and flecks. It encourages rational thinking, logic, intelligence, emotional balance, intuition, higher knowledge, clarity, truth and perception. It is a good study stone and helps to open the third eye.


Sugilite

Sugilite is purple or violet-pink. It is a love stone, which is bringing the purple ray to earth. It is good for opening all of the chakras to the flow of love. It protects the soul from shocks, trauma and disappointments and helps to relieve spiritual tension. It helps lightworkers to adapt to the earth’s vibration and it can bring light and love into dark situations. It can help with forgiveness and can encourage loving communication. Sugilite can help people who do not feel the earth is their home, as well as those who suffer from paranoia and schizophrenia and people with autism. It can help with grounding the soul and overcoming learning difficulties. It is a good pain reliever and can clear headaches and discomfort on all levels. It treats epilepsy and motor disturbances and can bring the nerves and brain into alignment.


Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a beautiful stone that primarily comes from Tanzania and is usually a light to deep blue/purple. It enhances and strengthens psychic abilities and communication with spirit guides. It diminishes and lessens any fear of spirituality and communication issues. It is a calming stone, which is good if life becomes chaotic and one is starting to feel out of balance. It is a good stone for protection.


Tektite


Tektite, which is black, dark brown or green (Moldavite) is of extraterrestrial origin and is believed to enhance communication with other worlds. It can help one to release undesirable experiences and focus on those things that help spiritual growth. It balances the energy flow in the body and can even reverse a chakra that may be spinning the wrong way. It is good for telepathy and clairvoyance, especially if placed on the third eye. Tektite is a good talisman for fertility. It reduces fevers, aids the circulation and prevents the transmission of diseases.


Black Tourmaline


Black Tourmaline deflects and repels negative energy, especially during psychic attack. It protects against microwaves, radiation, spells and ill wishing. It grounds spiritual energy, increases physical vitality and defends against debilitating disease. It strengthens the immune system and treats dyslexia and arthritis. It is good for the root chakra, aswell as other chakras.


Pink Tourmaline


Pink Tourmaline stimulates the crown chakra and the heart chakra, bringing forth the synthesis of love and spirituality, while enhancing the higher aspects of the state of love. It promotes joy and peace during periods of growth and changes. It allows one to trust in the power of love, and helps one to attain peace and understanding, trust and awareness. It is a special stone to give to one you hope will love you. It has been used to treat disorders of the heart, lungs and skin.


Violet Tourmaline


Violet Tourmaline stimulates healing of the heart and produces loving consciousness. It connects the base and heart chakras, increasing devotion and loving aspiration. It is a stone of creativity.


Turquoise


Turquoise is healing and protective, has an elevating effect and promotes spiritual attunement. Its purifying effect dispels negative energy. It unites the energies of earth and sky and provides healing for spirit. Turquoise is empathetic and balancing, and it also helps to unite male and female. It is a promoter of self-realisation and is excellent for creative problem-solving. It strengthens the meridians of the body and subtle energy fields. Turquoise enhances physical and psychic immune systems and alleviates pollution on all levels. It is great for healing the whole body, especially the eyes and the throat chakra.