Properties of Stones
Stones are often used in magickal rituals and worn for their color and properties said to be possessed by that stone. Below is a brief description of the properties of most the stones we have available - more added as we have time. Always trust your intuition and don't take any properties as all inclusive.
There are various systems that assign a birthstone to a specific month or Zodiac sign. Some suggestions are:
May: Green Onyx
Amber is related to the fire element & the Sun. It cleanses negative energies, dispels gloom, instills positive energy, brings wisdom, balance, patience & promotes altruism. Amber is self healing, imparts revitalization, stimulates happiness, opening & cleansing. It provides protection, luck, healing & strength. Amber is a resin often containing remains of insects and other inclusions and can range from a golden honey color to a deep orange/brown. Please note that amber can be damaged by long term submersion in water or solvents. Take care when cleaning.
Amethyst. This beautiful purple stone is aligned with the crown chakra & the element of water. It is receptive, increases psychic awareness, enhances meditation & visualization, calms fears, is healing, manifests dreams, good for peace, love, happiness & protection. Amethyst is aligned with the crown chakra & the element of water. It can be used to release addictions of all types & it provides protection from negativity. Amethyst is a stone of spirituality & contentment.
Blue topaz. Provides enhancement to one's mental processing and verbal skills. December birthstone. Colors range thru various shades of blue and is sometimes confused with aquamarine.
Fluorite. Brings rationality to intuition; orderly connection and conscious association to psychic and spiritual growth; balances body, bone and cellular structures; healing. Good for mental disorders, nervous system. Raises IQ to the highest capacity, excellent for advancement of the mind. Works with Chakras according to color of the stone. Offers a stabilizing energy, facilitating order, balance, and healing. Excellent for clarity of mind, objectivity, concentration, and meditation. Aids in grasping higher, more abstract concepts, and to be discerning as to the truth or reality of a given situation. Balances and cleanses intellectual and physical bodies. Strengthens bones and teeth, and is used for dispelling illness in its early stages. Especially good for working with the 6th chakra and for those born in Pisces or Capricorn. In various colors ranging from purple to yellow to green or striped.
Gaia. This vivid green gem, derived from volcanic ash, is said to carry the energy of the anima terra, or "soul of the Earth". It aids in Goddess connection, promotes prosperity, is aligned with the heart chakra, & is good for self-healing emotional wounds. Faceted.
Garnets are associated with the element of fire and are a deep red to near black/red. They aid in manifesting dreams in your life, enhance body strength, endurance & vigor, balance energy, inspire love, are attuned to heart energy, enhance sexuality, & are good for healing, protection & revitalizing feelings.
Herkimer. This stone makes a fine substitute for a diamond, and has the greatest vibrations of all quartz crystals.
Jet. This opaque black stone is associated with the earth element & provides psychic protection & purification. It guards against nightmares, strengthens psychic awareness, draws out negative energy & unreasonable fears, protects against violence & illness, increases virility, promotes control of life, fights mood swings & depression, imparts luck & health, & is used in divination.
Labradorite. This colorful, luminous stone with flashes of gold, green & blue, belies its dark outer appearance, for it holds within its darkness a rainbow of brilliant hues that can be seen most fully when it is exposed to direct light. Labradorite is used for earth magick & divination. It fortifies intuition & mediumistic abilities, stimulates imagination making us contemplative & introspective, grounds spiritual energies into the body, raises consciousness, is protective, relieves stress & has a calming influence.
Lapis. This deep blue opaque stone is aligned with the element of water, & is used to stimulate the throat & third eye chakras. It aids in past life recall & can be a catalyst for bringing old emotional wounds to the surface for healing. It is associated with courage, wisdom, insight, strength, clarity & compassion, & enhances those qualities in those that wear it. It enhances inner visions & the attainment of wisdom. It provides protection, is a potent fidelity charm & attracts spiritual love.
Moldavite. This wonderful & strange gemstone is the only known gem to fall to Earth from the heavens, about 14.8 million years ago. Moldavite can be worn on any part of the body & will affect the entire auric field. It is an excellent meditation stone, often used at the heart, third eye & crown chakras. This powerful stone has an extremely high vibration & helps to accelerate spiritual growth, as well as increase access to inner guidance. It enhances clairvoyance, allows insight into the meaning of our lives, encourages sympathy & compassion.
Moonstone. Known as a gemstone of emotional peace, tranquility & harmony, it is also associated with the energies of the Goddess because of its association with lunar energies. It is attuned to the element of water. It facilitates intuition & psychism, is used in divination, imparts love & protection, ensures restful sleep. Moonstones vibration is calmness coupled with awareness. Its energy is balancing, introspective & reflective. Moonstone is a translucent stone varying in color from a pearly white, to pink or gray. Also see Rainbow Moonstone below.
Opal is quite transparent, tinged with a pale, dusky blue. It amplifies the positive emotional states (connect with joy while releasing old wounds), & is the conduit to the truth of our essential joy. It is related to the fire element & aids in clearing the emotional body in the auric field. It brings out inner beauty, loyalty, faithfulness & spontaneity.
Rainbow Moonstone. This delightful gemstone reveals a vibrant play of rainbow colors within its whitish or clear base color &, as with all moonstones, reflects light from within to provide a bright luminescence. Rainbow Moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective, lunar, & is aligned with the energies of the Goddess. It promotes emotional well being & joy, stimulates intuitive recognition, alleviates emotional tension, promotes good fortune, is protective during travel, & represents new beginnings.
Ruby is associated the fire element and is a clear, bright red. It shields against psychic attack, aids in retaining wealth & passion, assures restful sleep, encourages us to follow our bliss, & guards against storms & negativity. It aids courage & the life force, imparts power & joy.
Sapphire. Deep blue sapphires relate to the water element & relax, focus & calm the mind. They restore balance within the body, release depression & spiritual confusion, impart mental power & self discipline, enhance psychism, love, meditation, healing & peace. They are used in defensive magick & are the guardians of love.
Seraphinite. This unusual stone is primarily a deep green color, with feathery inclusions of silver colored iridescent formations making intricate internal patterns. It is thought to be among the most important stones yet discovered for connecting with the higher energies. It is a purifier, & cleanses the aura, chakras & energy meridians. Seraphinite is centering & energizing, integrates the heart & crown chakras, a powerful tool for developing compassion, & a premier healing stone. It brings the physical body in line with Light energy.
Siberian Green Quartz. This lovely blue/green stone stimulates creativity, is clearing & balances the heart chakra.
Sunstone enhances personal power & will, helps heal depression, provides protection, health, & physical energy. It stimulates sexual arousal & increases sexual energy.
Turquoise is associated with the earth element, aids in healing and brings luck, protection and courage to the wearer. It can also be used to attract both wealth and love.
More coming soon. Also see my stone grimmoire at Wicca Wisdom.