Healing Stone Meanings

Cleansing and Clearing your Gemstones and Crystals

Sea Salt Water: Many people like to use sea salt water because sea salt is a very cleansing mineral.

You can fill a bowl of water, add sea salt, and then place your crystal in it. Some people visualize the

crystal releasing old energies out into the sea salt water. Again, you don't want to use this method

with delicate stones. Both sea salt and water can damage your crystals if left on them for to long.

Earth: This method considers the source of our beautiful crystals as Mother Earth. What better way to

clear away negativity than by placing your stone back into its original place? For this method, you can

either bury your stone in your backyard (use a marker, or you can simply gather some soil in a

container, and place your stone within it.

Running Water: You can hold your stones under running water to remove negative energies,

simply hold your stone under a running faucet, or in a stream. Make sure that crystal points are

pointed down.

Sunlight: Using the sun to clear negative energies from your crystals is often used. For many stones,

the sun acts as a wonderful purifier. The method commonly used here is placing your stones outside

for a specified period of time. There is no set time but make sure it is not too long due to the fact

that the sun can fade some stones.

Moonlight: This method is pretty safe, using the same method as above, except with the moon

instead of the sun as the clearing agent. Of course, using the moon, one need not worry about

fading. Make sure your stones are in a safe place.

FIRST CHAKRA-Root chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in

back. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and

safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the

mother earth, providing us with the ability to be grounded. When

you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business

or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the

first chakra. The main color is red.

SECOND CHAKRA-Belly (Sacral)

The second chakra is often referred to as the belly or (sacral). It is

located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This

center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and

self-worth. This chakra is also about friendliness, creativity, and

emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence

in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open

and friendly way. It's influenced by how emotions were expressed

or repressed in the family during childhood. Proper balance in this

chakra means the ability to flow with emotions freely and to feel and

reach out to others. The main color is orange.

THIRD CHAKRA-SOLAR PLEXUS

The Solar Plexus is located two inches below the breastbone in the

center behind the stomach. The third chakra is the center of

personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and

strength. It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences,

receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic development. The main

color for this chakra is yellow.

FOURTH CHAKRA- HEART

The heart chakra, is located behind the breast bone in front and on

the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for

love, compassion and spirituality. This center directs one's ability to

love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also

the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. The main colors

used are pink and green.

FIFTH CHAKRA-THROAT

The fifth chakra is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck

and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity

via thought , speech, and writing. The possibility for change,

transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger

is stored and finally let go of. The main color used is light blue.

SIXTH CHAKRA- THIRD EYE

The Third Eye is located above the physical eyes on the center of the

forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the

energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative

tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes. Through the power

of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance, channel, and tune into

your Higher Self. The main colors are purple and dark blue.

SEVENTH CHAKRA-THE CROWN

The Crown, is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center

of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows

for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic

consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the

higher power, the place where life animates the physical body. The

main colors for the crown are white and purple.

THE EIGHTH CHAKRA-THE TRANSPERSONAL POINT is located

several inches above the center of the head is the Transpersonal

point. Place a hand there and a tingling sensation in the palm

identifies the center. Its color is clear and is activated by selenite or

zircon.

Gemstones and Crystals

Agates

Chemistry: (Blue Lace Agate: SiO2) ( Moss Agate: Complex

combination)

Hardness: : (Blue Lace Agate: Moss Agate: 6)

Chakra: (Blue Lace Agate: throat, third eye, heart, crown) ( Moss

Agate: base, sacral, throat)

Properties and Benefits: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual

energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.

Alexandrite

Chemistry: BeAi2o4

Hardness: 7.5-8

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: Balancing male and female energy,

rebuilding, renewal and regeneration, openness to higher self.

Amber

Chemistry: CHO with Impurities

Hardness: 3

Chakra: Cleanser of all chakras

Properties and Benefits: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

Amethyst

Chemistry: Sio2 Silicon dioxide with iron

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Third eye, soma, crown

Properties and Benefits: Contentment, spirituality, dreams,

healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

Amazonite

Chemistry: KA (AISi3O8) + copper

Hardness: 6-6.5

Chakra: solar plexus, heart

Properties and Benefits: Success, Joy, self expression, awaking

heart, soothing, harmony

Apatite

Chemistry: Ca5 (PO4) 3 (F,CL,OH)

Hardness: 5

Chakra: Third eye, base

Properties and Benefits: Intellect, achieving results, healing,

insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

Aquamarine

Chemistry: Be3AI2SiO18 + iron

Hardness: 7.5-8

Chakra: Aligns all, clears throat chakra

Properties and Benefits: Courage, purification, peace, intuition,

self-expression, balance, preparedness

Azurite Malachite

Chemistry: Complex combination

Hardness: Variable

Chakra: Third eye, higher crown, crown

Properties and Benefits: Visualization, emotional healing,

cleansing, detoxification

Bloodstone

Chemistry: Complex combination

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Cleanses and realigns lower chakras

Properties and Benefits: Courage, intense healing, renewal,

strength, victory, intuitive decision making.

Blue Aventurine

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with impurities

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Third eye, crown

Properties and Benefits: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity,

peace, opening heart, motivation, leadership.

Blue Topaz

Chemistry: AI2 (SIO4) (F, OH)2 Aluminum hydroxyl fluoro and impurities

Hardness: 8

Chakra: Throat, third eye

Properties and Benefits: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity,

peace, opening heart, motivation, leadership.

Calcites

Chemistry: (Blue Calcite: CaCO3 Calcium carbonate)

Hardness: 3

Chakra: Third eye, throat

Properties and Benefits: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace,

opening heart, motivation, leadership. Purification, calming, memory,

Carnelian

Chemistry: SiO2 + (Fe, O, OH)

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Base, sacral

Properties and Benefits: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical

energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

Chrysoprase

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with nickel

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Heart, sacral

Properties and Benefits: Balancing male/female energy, personal growth,

compassion, grace, love.

Citrine

Chemistry: Si O2 Silicon dioxide

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Cleanses and regenerates all

Properties and Benefits: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical

energy, wealth

Crystal Quartz

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Harmonizes all

Properties and Benefits: Intensifying energy, spiritual development,

and healing, raising consciousness.

Diamond

Chemistry: C11 + (AI, Ca, Cr, Fe, Mg, Mn, Si, Sr, Ti) Carbon with

Impurities

Hardness: 10

Chakra: Crown chakra

Properties and Benefits: Courage, strength, healing, protection,

spirituality, mental abilities.

Emerald

Chemistry: Be3AI2Si6O18

Hardness: 7.5-8

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: Love, domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty,

memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity.

mental awakening.

Fluorite

Chemistry: CaF2 Calcium Fluoride

Hardness: 4

Chakra: Heart, cleaner of all depending on color

Properties and Benefits: Stability, reasoning, responsibility,

concentration.

Garnet

Chemistry: Magnesium aluminum silicate with manganese, chromium and

or iron silicate

Hardness: 6-7.5

Chakra: Base, heart, purifies all

Properties and Benefits: Health, removing negativity, awareness,

commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

Green Aventurine

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Heart, spleen

Properties and Benefits: Comforter, over all healer, emotional calming,

and mental clarity.

Hematite

Chemistry:Fe2O3 Iron oxide

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Chakra: Base

Properties and Benefits: Keep inward peace, balance, reason,

dissolving negativity, enhancing memory and intellect, courage,

concentrated and clarity, energy, and strengthening of the heart.

Jade

Chemistry: Na (AI, Fe) Si2O6 with impurities

Hardness: 6

Chakra: Third eye, soma, varies with color

Properties and Benefits: Fidelity, dreams, realization of potential,

peace, accord, resourcefulness, accomplishment.

Jaspers

Chemistry: ( Red Jasper: SiO2 Silicon dioxide)

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Aligns all according to color

Properties and Benefits: Protection, nurturing, joy, awareness;

balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.

Lapis Lazuli

Chemistry: (Na, Ca) 8 (AI, Si)12O24S2 FeS CaCO3AI2O3 Sodium

calcium

Hardness: 5-6

Chakra: Throat, third eye, crown

Properties and Benefits: Wisdom, Intuition, expanded conscience, dream,

courage, objectivity.

Lepodolite

Chemistry: KLi2(OH,F)2( ALSi4O10)

Hardness: 5

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: stress reduction, protection, physical strength,

and emotional balance.

Moonstone

Chemistry: K(AISi3O8) + Na, Fe, Ba

Hardness: 6

Chakra: Solar plexus, soma, third eye

Properties and Benefits: Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight,

tenderness harmony, peace, travel.

Obsidians

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with impurities

Hardness: 5-5.5

Chakra: Base

Properties and Benefits: Clarity, deflecting negativity, protection,

healing.

Onyx

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with carbon and iron

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Base

Properties and Benefits: Self-control, decision-making, intuition,

recognition of personal strengths.

Opal

Chemistry: SiO2nH2O Hydrated silica with impurities

Hardness: 5.5-5.6

Chakra: Varies according to color

Properties and Benefits: Creativity, spontaneity, relationships,memory,

happy dreams and changes.

Pearl

Chemistry: Be3Al2Si6O18

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chakra: Solar plexus

Properties and Benefits: Purity, faith, charity, innocence, integrity,

focus, wisdom, spirituality, sincerity, fertility.

Peridot

Chemistry: (Mg, Fe)2 SiO4 Mg2 SiO4

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chakra: Solar plexus, heart

Properties and Benefits: Warmth, friendliness, understanding,

openness in love and relationships, regulation of cycles.

Petrified Wood

Chemistry: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Base

Properties and Benefits: Grounding, Removing obstacles, reaching goals

Rhodonite

Chemistry: (MnFeMgCa)SiO3

Hardness: 9

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: Peace, generosity, attention to details.

Rose Quartz

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with impurities

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: Love, peace, happiness, gentleness,

healing emotional wounds.

Ruby

Chemistry: AI2O3

Hardness: 9

Chakra: Heart, base

Properties and Benefits: Nurturing, spiritual wisdom, attainment of

values, economic stability, protection from distress.

Sapphire

Chemistry: AI2O3 Aluminum oxide

Hardness: 9

Chakra: Throat, varies on color

Properties and Benefits: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition, prosperity,

and fulfillment of dreams.

Serpentine

Chemistry: (MgFe) 3Si2O5 (OH)4 Magnesium iron silicate hydroxide

Hardness: 3-4.5

Chakra: Clears all, crown

Properties and Benefits: Accomplishment, realization of potential,

peace.

Smoky Quartz

Chemistry: SiO2 Silicon dioxide with lithium and aluminum

Hardness: 7

Chakra: Base

Properties and Benefits: Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the

mind, cooperation, joy in living, and attentiveness to the moment,

protection

Sodalite

Chemistry: Na4AI3 (SiO4)3CI Sodium aluminum silicate chloride

Hardness: 5.5-6

Chakra: Throat

Properties and Benefits: Wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction,

companionship, self-esteem.

Sunstone

Chemistry: (NaCa)AISi3O4

Hardness: 5-6

Chakra: sacral, solar plexus, base, clears all

Properties and Benefits: Promotes good humor, cheerfulness and an even

temper, stamina and energy, self confidence, positive attitude

Turquoise

Chemistry: CuAI6 (PO4)4(OH)8 5(H2O) Hydrous copper aluminum

Hardness: 5-6

Chakra: Throat, third eye

Properties and Benefits: Spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection,

valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic

spontaneity.

Tiger Eye

Chemistry: NaFe=3 (SiO3)2 Silicon dioxide with impurities

Hardness: 4-7

Chakra: Third eye

Properties and Benefits: Practicality, peacefulness, clarity, intelligence,

intuition, new experiences, financial stability, calmness, releasing,

inhibitions.

Tourmaline

Chemistry: (Pink Tourmaline: complex silicate)

Hardness: 7-7.5

Chakra: Heart

Properties and Benefits: Calming, protection, focus, and balance, attracts

inspiration, compassion and tolerance.

Unikite

Chemistry: Complex combination

Hardness: 6-7

Chakra: Third eye

Properties and Benefits: Facilitating advancement, foresight and re-birth,

emotional bal

Howlite

Chemistry: Ca2B5SiO9 (OH) 5

Hardness: 3.5

Chakra: Third eye

Properties and Benefits: Calming, awareness, emotional expression,

patients, eliminating negativity.

Yellow Topaz

Chemistry: AI2 (SiO4)(F, OH)2 aluminum hydroxyl fluoro

Hardness: 8

Chakra: Solar plexus

Properties and Benefits: True love, success in endeavors, and

understanding of interrelationships, expression of ideas, trust, health,

personal expansion and growth.

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