Guide to Healing with Crystals: Gemstone Meanings
Meaning of Gemstones:
Alphabetical Short Descriptions
Agate is a very powerful healing stone that emits energy of strength, power and courage. Agates are considered Power Stones. The are very grounding, solid and stable. All Agates have excellent protective and healing energy, and stimulate analytical capabilities and precision.
Amazonite brings clarity, balance and insight and is soothing to the nerves. If you have a challenging situation to face or a long-overdue speaking of your truth, a difficult request to make, a public-speaking engagement, amazonite is one of the most beneficial stones to wear or carry.
Amber promotes a sunny, carefree and optimistic attitude. It enhances motivation, drive and stimulates happiness. Believed to increase strength and attract success, amber has a soothing effect on the body.
Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and contentment. It has the ability to absorb negative energy while emitting positive energy. It is considered a stone of wisdom as it increases ones psychic awareness. Amethyst is worn to enhance intuition, inspire creativity and encourage peace and stability.
Apatite is a stone of health, clarity and peace, it promotes the attitude that one's strength and willpower comes through love.
Aquamarine clears the mind and balances the emotions while strengthening personal power. It encourages a connection with the higher and spiritual self. Worn for good health, luck and love.
Aventurine-Green is nurturing to the heart and brings joy and acceptance. Evokes a positive attitude and a state of well-being.
Bloodstone is worn to lengthen life, attract wealth, strengthen confidence and increase physical strength.
Blue Lace Agate helps one to reach high spiritual places through patience and peace. Associated with hope, unity, cleansing, harmony, protection, optimism, positive thinking, smooth energy flow, joy, truth, purification and promptness. Makes us more easygoing.
Carnelian brings good luck and opportunity, awakens talents within and encourages creative visualization. It provides protection and was referred as the protection stone to warriors. Carnelian dispels apathy, helps to increase motivation, energy and endurance. It is a stone of strength, self-worth and satisfaction and helps to open doors while bringing joy, confidence and happiness.
Calcite - Clear
Calcite - Orange
Citrine does not hold negative energy, rather is dissipates and transmutes energy. Citrine is referred to as the "merchant stone" because it helps to acquire prosperity. It is great for problem solving as it energizes and strengthens the solar plexus. It is a stone of happiness, openness, light, optimism and fresh beginnings. It also helps with depression.
Fluorite stabilizes the mind and emotions. Helps to align with the universe, releasing any negative energy that holds one back from being peaceful.
Garnet is a stone of health and energy. It is a lucky stone for love, success and popularity. Helps to move the chi and energy flow in the body and stimulates physical activity. Garnet is known as the "stone of health" because it dissolves emotional blockages in the body.
Green Tourmaline possesses a masculine energy that is filled with compassion.
Hematite grounds energy and encourages focus and original thinking. It assists in balancing the mind, body and spirit. Hematite helps to enhance endurance and strengthen memory. It is protective, calming and cleansing to the body and is a strengthening stone that helps the wearer connect to the earth, leaving them feeling safe, secure and grounded.
Jade is considered a powerful lucky charm. Jade is believed to improve vitality and is associated with wisdom, peace and harmony.
Jasper (red) is a nurturing and healing gemstone. It stimulates physical energy, vitality and circulation and has a stabilizing effect on the body.
Kyanite encourages the wearer to be all they can be. It is good for uplifting one's mood and encourages a state of bliss by allowing the wearer to express happiness. Kyanite also calms the throat chakra which is the center of expression on the body. It helps to clear energy blockages and align the chakras.
Labradorite clears and opens the crown chakra by stimulating the wearer's intuition.
Lapis Lazuli is believed to have existed since "before time was born". It is a stone of wisdom, awareness and perfection. Is worn to make the wearer more aware and to encourage a state of serenity.
Lepidolite assists in the transformation of less significant spiritual ideals to the universal energies of hope, light and acceptance. A stone of transition, Lepidolite refreshes, expanding the ability to love and draw love to the wearer, allowing them to communicate more easily. It helps one break from old patterns and allows for smooth passage during change.
Malachite is a stone of transformation. Malachite assists in clearing and cleansing all chakras. It is an overall healing stone that stimulates and balances the heart and throat chakras. It facilitates the release of negative experiences so one can heal and regain hope. It is very inspiring, purifying and compassionate and attracts love by opening the heart.
Moonstone assists with greater clarity and light while opening doors to one's inner capabilities. It is considered a talisman for good fortune and success as it helps the wearer to see all possibilities and discard tunnel vision. Moonstone stimulates confidence and is worn by travelers for protection. It is also believed to increase fertility and honors the energy of the moon.
Moss Agate is worn to attract new friends, wealth and happiness. Helps to make the wearer extremely lucky. It also strengthens the immune system and brings overall balance to the body.
Obsidian: Clarity, deflecting negativity, protection, healing. It can help to prevent negative energy from effecting you, and also help keep your thoughts from turning negative. (emotionally beating yourself up?) It is also a very grounding stone, and helps eliminate the anxiety that some people feel when they think others are judging them.
Onyx: Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths. Black Onyx will keep you on the right course by strengthening your will and determination, helping you to speak your truth, and stand by your convictions. Enhances self mastery, steadfastness, and determination, setting ones mind to a task. It is grounding stone and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others, and in that way is a good stone for protection from negative forces and influences. It helps us to absorb whatever energy we need from the Universe.
Quartz Crystal (clear) I call this the poor mans Diamond, because it is so rich in every way except material value. Amplifies, focuses, stores, transforms, energizes. Perfect for focusing affirmations and prayers. Teaches each person at their own level, and at their own speed. Attunes to all chakras, all signs, and all numbers. The most powerful, versatile multi-purpose healing stone, particular regarding self esteem, and healing the wounds of a neglectful or abusive childhood.
Rose Quartz is a stone of warmth and love, as it heals emotional wounds and pain with it's gentle calming salve. Opens the heart to the beauty within and all around us, and will begin its healing by reducing resentments. Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle, non-judgemental love into our lives.
Smokey Quartz is a stone that helps to ground and connect the wearer to the earth, allowing them to keep their feet on the ground and remain balanced. It assists in removing mental and emotional blockages, relieving pain and dispersing negativity from the body. It is worn for emotional support and helps to dissolve anger and resentment.
Sunstone promotes a sunny and positive attitude, encourages self-worth and self-esteem. It also enhances motivation and drive by adding extra energy to the physical body.
Tiger's Eye - red
Tiger's Eye - yellow - makes me think of the qualities of the Tiger. Patient, focused, determined, alert, with perfect timing and slow, deliberate actions. This is Tiger Eyes gift to you. Excellent grounding stone! If you need to make some changes in your life, this is the stone for you! Promotes balance and strength to get through difficult phases of life; relieves doubt and bestows decision making with vision and clarity. Helps one to be practical in the here and now.
Topaz - Blue -
Black Tourmaline helps you to move beyond limited thinking, to an expanded sense of reality, and see past experiences in new ways. It teaches us that we are light beings in physical form, and helps us to experience the physical and spiritual worlds as one.
Turquoise is a master healing stone that helps to strengthen the entire body. It is often called the "stone of health." Turquoise helps to sooth the throat and nervous system. It promotes health, peace and inner calm and is worn for communication, luck and love.
Unakite is worn to assist the wearer in unlocking blockages to help them deal with issues of the past so they can live in the present, in the now. It is a stone of leadership that encourages growth, gentleness and love.