Healing Properties of Gemstones

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While any type of stone can be used for a variety of magical and healing purposes I am listing my personal favorites which I like to work with on a continual basis.

The element associated with each of the stones is also listed for reference purposes. Most white and pale to medium yellow stones are associated with the element air. Red and orange gemstones are associated with the element fire along with stones that are formed directly by fire such as obsidian. Blue and brilliant green stones are associated with the water element. Mossy or dull green and brown colored stones are most often associated with the earth element. Clear or purple colored stones are often associated with spirit.

Amethyst – AKA wine stone. Amethyst is a form of quartz and is used as a charm against drunkenness. Inner peace, meditation, psychic energy, spirituality. Amethyst is a perfect stone to meditate on prior to conducting shamanic journeys. This tone can also be used for digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches, and mental problems along with problems with the skin, teeth, heart, and stomach. Element = spirit, Zodiac sign = Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn.

Aquamarine – AKA stone of courage. Use aquamarine for help with intellectual pursuits, spirituality. Helps alleviate swollen glands along with problems with the eyes, teeth, and bones. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Gemini, Pisces, Aries.

Aventurine – AKA deity stone. Balances god and goddess energy and enhances ones creativity. Helps with disorders of the lungs, heart, and adrenal glands. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Aries.

Blue lace agate – AKA water stone. Arthritis, broken bones, fingernails, pancreas, brain, eyes, nervous system, digestion. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Pisces.

Carnelian – physical energy, creativity, compassion, spirituality. Helps to rid one of fear, rage, and envy. Used to alleviate allergies, colds, gall and kidney stones. Element = fire, Zodiac sign = Taurus, Cancer, Leo.

Citrine – business, wealth, balances yin/yang energy. Also helps with blood and thyroid problems. Element = air, Zodiac sign = Gemini, Aries, Libra, Leo.

Emerald – a powerful stone used for healing. It was also used for a variety of magical purposes. Meditation, memory, intelligence, psychic ability, harmony. Helps heal the spine, lungs, heart, muscles, and eyes. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Taurus, Gemini, Aries.

Labradorite – destiny, subconscious mind, moon energy, goddess representation, patience, intuition. Used to alleviate problems with the brain, anxiety, and stress. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Scorpio, Leo, Sagittarius.

Lapis lazuli – ancient knowledge, sacred texts, celestial magic, psychic attacks, relationships, knowledge, intuition, mysticism, dream work, self-love and acceptance. Helps heal throat problems and alleviate vertigo. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Sagittarius.

Malachite – transformation, spirituality, insight, balances the mind/body/spirit connection, instinct, intuition, friendship. Asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, tumors. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Capricorn & Scorpio.

Moonstone – AKA wolf’s eye – used to sharpen your perception of spirits and ghosts. This stone is sometimes referred to as the Earth Mother stone. It is also a good stone to use in love spells and to enhance your psychic ability. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Cancer, Libra, Scorpio.

Moss agate – AKA weather stone. Wealth, self-esteem, emotional balance, communication with the plant and animal spirits. Colds, flu, eyes, fungal infections. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Virgo.

Picture jasper – creative visualization, business endeavors, fellowship, brotherhood. Also used to help alleviate disorders of the skin and kidneys. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Leo.

Pyrite – Use pyrite for protection and to help shield you from physical danger. Used in intellectual pursuits, love magic, and as a friendship enhancer. Pyrite can be used to help heal bones, cells, lungs and fevers. Element = fire, Zodiac sign = Leo.

Rhodochrosite – AKA stone of love. Dream work, meditation, spirituality. Use with problems with the ears, sinus, ulcers, digestion, heart, thyroid. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Scorpio & Leo.

Rose quartz – AKA stone of harmony. This is a calming and cooling stone which helps to promote peace, gentle love, and friendship. It can also be used by artist and musicians, and writers to add extra creativity to their work. Rose quartz balances yin/yang energy and can be used for emotional healing, stress, tension, vertigo along with problems with the kidneys and adrenal glands. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Taurus & Libra.

Ruby – AKA stone of healing. Ruby is a wonderful stone to help curb excessive bleeding. Red is a color that is often associated with healing and can be used as a powerful shaman stone. Psychic attack, stability, dream work, nurturing, spirituality, health, wealth, knowledge, astral travel. Ruby is commonly used as an aid in love and relationship issues. Used to reduce fever and heart problems. Element = fire, Zodiac sign = Leo, Scorpio, Cancer, Sagittarius.

Sapphire – AKA stone of prosperity. Beauty, joy, peace, intuition, and prosperity. Sapphire can be used as a general healing stone and is especially helpful in alleviating problems with the blood and circulation. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Virgo, Libra & Sagittarius.

Silver – AKA stone of the soul. Silver represents the moon’s energies and help to bring added power to other stones especially when used during new and full moons. Use silver on its own to help eliminate toxins and alleviate vision problems. Also used to bring power to speech, conversation, intuition, and as an aid to astral travel. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Cancer & Aquarius.

Sodalite – Self esteem, logic, intellect, fellowship, solidarity, companionship. Use to heal problems with the glands, digestion, insomnia. Element = water, Zodiac sign = Sagittarius.

Sunstone – AKA stone of the sun. Sunstone represents the healing light of the sun and god energy. Stress reliever, vitality, energy, independence. Use to heal sore throats, ulcers, rheumatism. Element = fire, Zodiac sign = Libra & Leo.

Tiger eye – helps to bring the energies of the sun and earth into balance with one another and can help to bring harmony to left and right brain activity. This stone also acts as a good grounding stone, use for meditation, to enhance psychic ability, and alleviate depression. Helps heal problems with the eyes, throat, spinal column, and broken bones. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Capricorn.

Tiger iron – Tiger iron is a combination of golden tiger eye, red jasper, and hematite. Use this stone to enhance your creativity, artistic ability, and physical strength. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Leo.

Topaz – Creativity, love, happiness, meditation, health, wealth. Topaz also helps to heal wounds and skin disorders. Element = air, Zodiac sign = Sagittarius.

Unakite – AKA stone of mysticism. Spirituality, past lives, past events, helps to balance the body/mind/soul connection. Use to bring strength to the reproductive system and for a healthy pregnancy. Element = earth, Zodiac sign = Scorpio.