All About Healing Stones

All About Healing Stones

Created over the millennia, healing crystals. harness the life giving elements of the Earth and the universe. Harnessing the energy of the Sun, the Moon, and the oceans, semi-precious stones connect us to Earth as soon as we come into contact with them. Many people wonder if crystals have healing powers, and while there are many anecdotes describing the curative effects of healing stones, it really depends on your own experience. It takes a conscious effort to open your heart and mind to the power of crystal healing, but once you begin, the journey is studded with beautiful, mysterious, and unique crystals that will rock your world. I started this journey and was led to the beautiful world of healing jewelry making. I make all of my creations with intent and special healing stone beads. Below is a quick summary on how they work, and which stones I use! You can find healing stone info on each product listing to let you know the power each creation holds.

Why do healing crystals work?

Clear Quartz has been on Earth since the beginning of time and ancient civilizations have used crystals as protective talismans, peace offerings, and jewelry. Today, quartz makes up 12% of the Earth’s crust and is used in almost every kind of technology, including time keeping, electronics, information storage, and more. If it’s possible for crystals to communicate through computer chips, then isn’t it possible that this vibrational energy could be transformed in other ways? And with its connection to the Earth and its life giving elements, it makes sense that crystals are universally healing, especially since they’ve made their mark in almost every civilization before us. One of the first pieces of scientific evidence relating to the power of crystals is the work done by IBM scientist Marcel Vogel. While watching crystals grow under a microscope, he noticed that their shape took the form of whatever he was thinking about. He hypothesized that these vibrations are the result of the constant assembling and disassembling of bonds between molecules. He also tested the metaphysical power of quartz crystal and proved that rocks can store thoughts similar to how tapes use magnetic energy to record sound. Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts.

 Healing Stones and Properties

Amethyst

Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, and ill wishes from others.  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. 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.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea, as well as those things relating to Heaven reflected on the surface of the water. It becomes a mirror, reflecting itself indefinitely, making it possible to discover hidden meanings of reality. As a stone of symmetries, it is conducive for meditation and revelation, a stone of prophets, shamans, healers, and mystics. It also allows us to explore the darkest depths of our souls, face to face with ourselves, and with others.

Blue Obsidian

Obsidian is an excellent grounding, protection and transmutation stone. Obsidian stimulates visioning during meditation. Blue Obsidian stimulates and enhances all forms of communication and lingual skills, when used at the throat chakra. Blue Obsidian aids divination, psychometric and psychic development pursuits. Blue Obsidian provides intuitive knowledge when travelling. Blue Obsidian enhances creativity.

Blue Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz is an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth.  It cleanses and energizes the aura.  Draws off negative energy and disease, letting go of the past.  Rutilated Quartz gives protection against the ill thoughts of others.  It helps to reach the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction.  Soothes dark moods and acts as an antidepressant.  Rutilated Quartz relieves fears, phobias and anxiety.  Promotes forgiveness at all levels. Rutilated Quartz absorbs mercury poisoning from nerves, muscles, blood and the intestinal tract.  It is helpful for chronic conditions and for impotence and infertility.  Aids exhaustion and lack of energy.  Rutilated Quartz treats respiratory tract and bronchitis, stimulates and balances the thyroid.  It stimulates cell regeneration and repairs torn tissue.

Carnelian

Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage. Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition, drive and determination, and wards off undue pressures of co-workers or impersonal corporations with unrealistic expectations. Orange Carnelian is an important crystal to use for love, and for the consummation of love. Orange crystals, in particular, are fertility and potency symbols and are linked with conceiving a child. Carnelian may help in rekindling passions that might have faded in an otherwise loving relationship.

Cat's Eye

Cats Eye Stone has meaning and properties of enhancing intuition. It is also called as "a future predicting gemstone." It is useful to separate a right choice and a bad choice. As its name shows, Cat's Eye Stone is a gemstone that has a shine looks like a cat's eye. It can be "the third eye" to see through everything. It is an amulet that tells you a way to success. Cat's Eye acts to stimulate intuition and to enhance awareness.  It is a grounding stone that provides a very effective protective energy.  Cat's Eye dispels unwanted energy from the aura.  It amplifies good luck and fortune.  Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye transforms negative thoughts into positive energy.  Cat's Eye brings happiness and serenity, along with optimism, generosity and confidence.  It can enhance creativity and kindness.  Traditionally, Cat's Eye is believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits.

Charoite

Is a rare, newly discovered stone and has only been found in Siberia Russia. It is translucent lavender to purple in colour with a pearly lustre. It has an unusual swirling appearance, and that along with its intense colour lead many to believe at first that it is synthetic or enhanced artificially.  It is rare and complex, one of nature’s best dream stones and illuminators, allowing access to lessons learned in past lives, healing emotional fears to live in the present, and opening to spiritual guidance for the future.This stone embodies a unique synthesis between the Crown and Heart Chakras, bringing high spiritual energy into union with unconditional love from the physical plane, and grounding it here on Earth where it is needed most. It is a Stone for This Age, assisting in the here and now…conveying the message that one is exactly where one should be during this moment. It is a talisman of acceptance and letting go; a “bestower of good,” encouraging service to humanity, and for obtaining approval of the Self. Charoite awakens analytical abilities and the capacity for keen observation. It assists in decision-making and facilitates faster responses. It imparts vigour and determination in overcoming obstacles and tackling huge piles of work. Wear Charoite to avert premonitions of disasters you cannot prevent, and to channel these powers into positive intuition.

Citrine

Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed. 

Hematite aka "Alaskan Black Diamond"

As soon as the Hematite crystal stone touches the skin, you'll feel more centred and calm with its intense but subtle vibrations.The Hematite crystal meaning is linked with its ability to absorb any toxic emotions holding you back from your natural state of joy and vitality. Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.The Hematite crystal works to pull any stray negative energy in the aura to the root chakra where it neutralizes its harmful effects by balancing and aligning all seven chakras. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.

Howlite

Howlite is predominantly a calming stone. It will aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, eases insomnia, dreaming, dream retention and stress relief. Physically, it calms the whole body and releases muscle tension. It eliminates pain brought about by stress. And is said to aid in healing stress related injuries such as ulcers, heart problems and rashes.

Jade "Stone of Heaven"

Jade is useful in dream-solving, facilitates access to the spiritual world and ritualistic knowledge and supports creativity, all of which are encompassed in jade meaning. Jade is carved into talismans that are believed to insure a long life and peaceful passing. Jade gemstones are also thought to have powerful healing powers for all those times during a long life when healing is required. Jade meaning is based in an ability to gather tranquil wisdom while discarding negativity and seeing one's true self. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade is the stone of calm in the midst of storm. Its action balances nerves and soothes cardiac rhythm. A piece of Jade kept in a pocket or on a pendant to stroke from time to time recharges energy, and traditionally guards against illness. 

Labradorite

Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities. Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future. Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame.Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. [Hall, 170] It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one's life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change. As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe. 

Lapis Lazuli

A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace.  It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge.  Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality.  Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity.  Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence.  It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.

Larimar

Larimar is said to enlighten and heal in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way. It stimulates the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation. It represents peace and clarity, radiating healing and love energy. It is recommended for people who are stressed and it is said to be a healing stone. It is said Larimar can be helpful for for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, and excessive anger or fear. They also say it aids in breaking down the walls one has built around the heart for defence, and allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep emotional patterns. It helps one to reconnect to a previous, more natural state of playfulness and joyful childlike energy.  Larimar is said to help us to view events from a different perspective; it softens, enlightens and heals in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way, stimulates the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation.  It represents peace and clarity radiating healing and love energy. Relaxation is one of the benefits of Larimar.  It soothes the emotional body, releasing undesirable attachments and relieving stress.  Wearing the stone, one feels surrounded in an oasis of calm, always aware of the fundamental 'all-rightness' of the world, regardless of transient circumstances.  Larimar can cool hot tempers and guide excess passion into peace.

Malachite

Malachite is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention.  Malachite absorbs energy and draws emotions to the surface.  It clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras.  An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.  For this reason, many metaphysicians recommend using Malachite in small doses. Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative.  One of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings.  Malachite’s ability to draw out negative energy can assist in discovering the energy blocks and patterns that may be causing physical disease. Highly protective, Malachite absorbs pollution, purifies, and shields against radioactivity.  Malachite can be useful in easing menstrual cramps and childbirth.  Use Malachite on the Third-Eye to facilitate psychic vision,  while Malachite held on the Heart Chakra will bring balance and fidelity to relationships with other people.

Moonstone

The Moonstone crystal meaning is associated with the inner goddess, a symbol of fertility and sensuality. The life-giving feminine figure is an empowering visualization that gives us the gift of increased intuition, the perfect prescription for cleansing the mind of negative emotions holding you back. Fear? Shrug it off. Self-doubt? You got this. With the Moonstone crystal by your side, channel its healing powers with daily meditation, a practice that helps to clear the mind and centre the spirit. The Moonstone Crystal reminds us to go with the flow, which doesn't always mesh perfectly with the demands of modern life. Resonating the mysterious and enchanting moonscape, the Moonstone crystal stone is like a painted landscape of moonlight on a clear night sky. Its distinctive sheen reflects a rainbow of pearly hues like blue, yellow, silvery grey, and white, which symbolize the moon and its connection to fluctuating moods and the ever-flowing cycles of life. Moonstone is a creativity charm, and it rocks at bringing out your muse because it reminds you of the miracle of life and our vast universe of infinite possibilities.

Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl has a calming effect when you wear it. It will reduce your stress and your feelings of aggressiveness. It will also give you clearer thoughts and facilitate better expression. It’s an influential stone that will activate your solar plexus and throat chakras. It will work to send out the wisdom of the heart to the people around you. The resonating energies of Mother of Pearl will enhance your communication skills and guide you in expressing yourself in a more effective way. Because of its potency, Mother of Pearl will guide you in discovering your hidden potentials and encourage you to use them. The energies of this stone will invite you to use your inner wisdom, and to do everything with heart and intellect. It will also encourage you to express your thoughts and emotions ardently and reflectively. Mother of Pearl will allow the easy flow of energy in your body and spirit.  It will also attract strong kinships and warm relationships with the people around you.

Obsidian

The Obsidian meaning is linked with the concept of darkness, and just like our ever-spinning planet and its phases of night and day, the human soul also contains elements of light and dark. A powerful protection stone, the Obsidian crystal meaning helps identify your dark side so that its healing properties can clear it away from your psyche. The Obsidian crystal stone meaning reminds us that everyone has a good and bad side. Instead of hiding from our inner truth, Obsidian shines a light on the negativity and clears it away, helping us to choose the path leading towards light and love. The Obsidian crystal properties are also known for their stabilizing and grounding effects, making it an excellent crystal for reigning in scattered energies. Whenever you feel yourself spread too thin, hold a stone in each hand and feel it restoring harmony to your root chakra, the energy center that anchors you securely to the earth. Armed with the power of now, take on the day with renewed confidence when you wear Obsidian stone jewelry, a stylish way to have a constant flow of its tough and resilient energy.

Onyx

Over the centuries, metaphysical practitioners have come to appreciate the contradictory powers of Onyx and have learned to harness even its negative traits to achieve positive results. It integrates dualities within the Self, and is perhaps the best talisman of Strength and Self-mastery on the planet. This stone connects to the body, to belonging to the earth and family, and putting down roots. It is grounding and stable, taking aggressive energies and using them to build up physical and mental strength, persistence and endurance, helping one to be master of one’s own destiny and to keep one’s own counsel. Yet Onyx also provides the centring and alignment of one’s total being in order to connect to a Higher power for guidance, and absorb from the universe that which is needed. Onyx is reputed to hold physical memories of the wearer within its structure and, if worn too long, can generate depression or re-living the pain of old injury or trauma. However, with work and proper intent, it can be called upon to banish grief and release pain from physical or emotional wounds, and to draw in happiness and good fortune. It is a marvelous stone for wise decision-making and amplifying intuitive gifts, especially instinctual sentience. 

Opalite

Opalite is a stone that you should have if you wish to harness and increase your personal power. It will boost your self-esteem and improve your sense of self-worth. Together with these empowering qualities, Opalite will also help you unleash your inner strength so that you will uncover and express your deeper feelings. Opalite is also very beneficial for communication on a spiritual level. It will help you connect with and receive messages from the spirit world. Its energies will also help you interpret the visions and messages that you receive .Opalite will balance your yin-yang energies and align them with your higher self. This will stabilize your mood swings and remove any blockages in your chakras and energy meridians. This will also keep a healthy balance in your male and female energies, in your light and dark aspects, in your active and passive emotions, and in your daytime and nighttime energies. It’s a wonderful stone for healing your emotions. It will clear what troubles you have in your heart, and it will create a sense of peace in your life. It will also help you resolve your hurts from your old wounds by letting go of the painful memories. It will be replaced by compassion, kindness, and gentleness.

Rain flower stone

The Yuhua stone is a special kind of stone found in Nanjing China, due to the unique geology of the area. Yuhua stones, or pebbles, are of sedimentary origin and consist of minerals including quartz and other silicates. They are found in the Yangtze River, polished smooth by the action of water. Colors include red, rose, purple, yellow, green, and white. The origin of the Yuhua Stone is told through the legend of a Chinese monk named Yunguang (雲光) who lived during the Liang Dynasty. Yunguang used to travel around the country to deliver sermons. One day, He travelled to Nanjing, there, he sat on the Guanhua Gate for three days, talking about his concept, without eating or drinking. According to the legend, his sincerity moved God deeply, so God rained thousands of colourful flowers from the sky to reward him. When the flowers touched the ground, they turned into the Yuhua Stone.

Rhodonite “Stone of Love”

Rhodonite 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.  Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential.  It heals emotional shock and panic.  Rhodonite 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. A powerful healing stone for relationships, the Rhodonite crystal encourages clear communication, the lifeline for a strong and healthy union. If you're in conflict with someone you love, ask the Rhodonite to guide you in surrounding the problem with unconditional love free of expectations and needs, leaving your heart open to pure affection. Known for its powerful vibrations of pure love, the Rhodonite crystal healing properties are an excellent remedy for calming frayed nerves. The Xanax of crystal healing, the Rhodonite replaces anxiety, fear, and anger with warm and fuzzy emotions like self-worth, wellbeing, and stability, all the characteristics that make you feel like the real you. Sit quietly with the stone and let it infuse your spirit with the highest vibrations of love. 

Rose Quartz

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, replacing it with loving vibes.  It encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth. Rose quartz properties provide gentle energy that assists you in recognizing your own need for compassion. It allows you to see that you deserve forgiveness and understanding from yourself. Associated with the element of water, rose quartz healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out toxic energies and emotions that you have trapped inside of you. 

Tigers Eye

Tiger’s Eye is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered and feared - an “all-seeing all-knowing eye,” thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything, even through closed doors. It was chosen by the Egyptians for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine vision, and was believed to provide the protection of the sun and earth combined, of Ra, the sun god and Geb, god of the growing land. Linked to the magical tiger, the king of beasts in Eastern mythology, Tiger’s Eye portrayed courage, integrity and right use of power. Roman soldiers carried it to deflect weapons and to be brave in battle. It has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s resources and reflecting back malice or threats from others. It teaches balance between extremes, moving one out of the world of duality - right and wrong, good and bad, dark and light - and provides an understanding of the underlying unity behind apparent opposites. It brings a more practical and compassionate reasoning to one’s choices, and helps one to reflect Spirit through each action taken in the world. One of the most effective of the eye formation stones, Tiger’s Eye is ever vigilant, bringing sharpness to one’s inner vision and better understanding of the cause and effect of each situation. It encourages one to use their powers wisely, and allows scattered information to be brought together to a cohesive whole. Tiger’s Eye supports necessary change in all aspects of one’s life, strengthening the will and clarity of intention in order to manifest at the highest level. It inspires creativity and utilizing one’s talents and abilities, and is superb for stimulating wealth and the good judgement needed to maintain it.

Turquoise 

Turquoise is a purification stone. 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.

Quartz 

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, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.  It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.  Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.  Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities.  It aids concentration and unlocks memory.  Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.  Clear Quartz harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.