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Continued from Crystal and Metaphysics Part 1
Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.
Uses: strengthens immune system, skeletal system, thyroid, increases psychic abilities, expressiveness, cleansing, releases tension and anxiety, creates balance, aligns subtle bodies, clarity, chakras. Third Eye Chakra.
Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem used for different purposes by shaman and healers ... It has something to do with the frequency of the color blue. Ancient Egyptians made buried a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead and believed it offered protection in the afterlife. The very earliest civilizations valued lapis lazuli more than gold. Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly lapis. Some believed that dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful.
Laser Crystal have long bodies with balanced terminations. If viewed pointed end on, you will see that the apex of the point is in the exact center.
Uses: transmit concentrated energy into any area where energy is needed, fix holes in the aura, ideal for joining with other crystals to form a crystal mandala.
Law Twin is an oddly shaped twin quartz crystal.
Uses: subtle bodies, clearing the aura and aligning the auric body with the physical structure, stabilizes emotions, dispel anger, bring hope.
Lemurian Seed Crystals are a special variety of clear quartz that carry the the record of the Lemurian Grid, held in frequency, but able to access through the crystal, if your matrix and that of the crystal align.
Uses: Lemurian Seed allegedly bring a connection with the Divine Feminine and a unification of the soul. Named for the ancient fabled civilization of Lemuria, they open access to knowledge and ancient wisdom from the collective consciousness.
Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored phyllosilicate mineral of the mica group that is a secondary source of lithium.
Uses: aids muscles, strengthens heart, blood, high lithium content aids emotional and mental balance, creates stability, sleep, enhances expression of one's inner light and joy. Heart Chakra.
Lepidolite was discovered in the eigtheenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word 'lila' meaning play, game). Lepidolite is not technically a gemstone, but a very beautiful purplish type of mica. It is referred to by healers as the Peace Stone.
Library (Lightbrary) Crystal translates to "Libraries of Light". It can be recognized by the appearance of one main terminated point with other smaller castling terminations growing out from the main point. It is one crystal, growing and terminating as many crystals. This configuration has the appearance of a crystal castle.
Uses: Lightbraries can contain the sacred 'akashic' knowledge written in the language of light and they remind us of the crystalline cities and temples of Lemuria and Atlantis. They act as energy conduits through which the universal masters can relay specific information that is pertinent to humanity at this time in our evolution. The double spiraling that occurs during the crystal's growth makes this powerful tool extremely sensitive to receiving universal frequencies and human thought forms simultaneously, refining the essence of universal knowledge and converting it into messages that the human mind is capable of comprehending.
Lodalite was formed many millions of years ago in only one location, the Minas Gerais area of Brazil.
Uses: These very powerful journeying crystals are used by shamans to induce visionary experiences and healings. Meditation with a dream crystal is said to bring transformation on many levels. The soft patterns within each crystal remind one of an underwater scene in another world.
Lodestone or loadstone refers to naturally occurring pieces of intensely magnetic Magnetite that were used for magnetizing compasses.
Uses: realign energy flows in the body, balances the intellect with inner emotions to bring about stability, balancing polarities such as male-female, physical-spiritual, left brain-right brain, aligns the chakras and connects the base and earth chakras to the nurturing energies of the earth, aids telepathy, meditation, visualization, strengthens trust in your own intuitions, magnetic qualities attracts love, commitment and loyalty, relief from negative emotions.
Iron, steel and ordinary magnetite are attracted to a magnetic field, including the Earth's magnetic field. Only magnetite with a particular crystalline structure, lodestone, has the coercivity to act as a permanent magnet and attract and magnetize iron. The naturally occurring specimens are magnetized by the strong fields surrounding lightning bolts. The name "magnet" comes from lodestones found in Magnesia, a portion of ancient Thessaly, Greece. In China, the earliest literary reference to magnetism lies in a 4th century BCE book called Book of the Devil Valley Master: "The lodestone makes iron come or it attracts it." The earliest mention of the attraction of a needle appears in a work composed between 20 and 100 CE (Louen-heng): "A lodestone attracts a needle." By the 12th century the Chinese were known to use the lodestone compass for navigation. Vikings also used lodestone for navigation.
Malachite is a carbonate mineral normally known as copper carbonate.
Uses: pancreas, spleen, heart, circulation, pineal and pituitary glands, balance, harmony, mental illness, detoxifying, tissue regeneration, self expression, vision, reduce stress, get rid of nightmares. Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships. Malachite is always green, usually in banded tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Most malachite comes from Zaire, Chile and Australia. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow. It is used in amulets to protect against the evil eye. In the Middle Ages it was used to protect children from witches and other dangers. Malachite has been called the Mirror of the Soul. It reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. Malachite will always reflect how you feel, if you feel negative don't normally wear it. It reminds us that we have a dual nature and it is up to each person to know and rule his own person.
Meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid.
Uses: psychic development, astral travel. Crown Chakra.
Moldavite is an olive-green or dull greenish vitreous substance (tektite) formed by a meteorite impact about 15 million years ago.
Uses: Psychic abilities, astral travel, higher consciousness. Heart and Third Eye Chakras. p>
Mookaite Jasper comes only from Mooka Creek in Western Australia. It is a fossiliferous sedimentary rock left by decomposed belemnite casts or in some rare cases, impressions of ammonites. Microscopic examination shows rocks consist of the remains of tiny organisms known as radiolaria that have an unusual skeletal structure of opaline silica. Billions of these little critters were deposited as sediment in the shallow areas of ancient sea beds. When the seas retreated, these sediments were cemented into solid rock by silica carried in groundwater. The type and degree of silicification varies from place to place, forming opalite, chert and chalcedony. Mookaite Jasper has been found in many very bright colors, reds, purples, tan, snow white, ivory white, pinks and other shades.
Uses: astral travel, relaxation
Moonstone is typically potassium aluminium silicate.
Uses: stomach, spleen, pancreas, pineal gland, hormonal cycle, pituitary, lymphatic system, anxiety, stress, birthing process, sensitivity, inner growth and strength, intuition, clairvoyance, balance, absorbs pain and illness, regenerates tissues and organs, reproductive system, brings good fortune especially in business, offers protection on land and at sea, brings lover back to each other, intuition, promotes inspiration. meditation. Heart Chakra.
The moonstone is associated with the Moon Goddess Diana. The most powerful time to use the moonstone is in a full moon. Moonstone is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It does not add or detract, only shows how it is. Placing it in the moonlight of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalize it.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. With its glassy luster, obsidian is a distinctive stone. Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass.
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Although its most common color is black, obsidian can also be found in light brown, brown mottled with black, and black with a beautiful golden or silvery sheen. Snowflake obsidian is dotted with white patches where parts of the rock have begun to crystallize. The most prized obsidian by gemologists is the rainbow obsidian variety with purple, green and gold bands of sheen. Obsidian was revered by ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter materials, and prized for its ability to be worked to razor-sharp edges for arrows and spears. It has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewelry.
Uses: stomach, intestines, depression, reduces tensions, releasing emotions, good for grounding spiritual energy into physical plane, clear unconscious blocks, detachment with wisdom and love. Root Chakra.
Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.
Uses: bone marrow, glaucoma, epilepsy, cell damage, stress, balanced detachment, self confidence, responsibility, sharpens senses. Root Chakras.
Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Opal is a mineraloid gel which is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, and basalt. Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Opals contain water, which makes them very sensitive to heat. They are soft and can be cracked or chipped easily. Opals should be stored in moist absorbent cotton.
Uses: stimulates pineal and pituitary glands, vision, metabolism, emotional problems, protection, consciousness, intuition, balance, creativity, strong connection to the sea and creatures of the sea (dolphins, mermaids, etc.). All Chakras.
Pearl is a hard, roundish object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of mollusks, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. There are many different types of pearls, so please click on the link above.
Uses: timulates spiritual transformation, promotes prosperity and success, encloses you with an aura of calm and beauty, helps with stomach, digestion and emotional stress, amplifies focus, meditation skills and wisdom. Solar Plexus.
Peridot is the gem quality variety of forsteritic olivine.
Uses: tissue regeneration, ulcers, heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals, thyroid, enhances clarity, patience, calming, balancing, aligns subtle bodies, increases clairvoyance, encourages positive emotional outlook, reduces stress, brings abundance. Heart Chakra.
A tiny island known as Zabargard (owned by Egypt) is documented as the first source of peridot, dating back as far as four thousand years. Early Crusaders who visited St. John's Island (now called Zabargard) introduced this gem to Europe upon return from battle. Peridot is mentioned in many ancient references as chrysolite. It is mentioned throughout the Bible, and early Christians considered it sacred. Today still, Catholic Bishops traditionally wear a ring of peridot and amethyst as a symbol of purity and morality. The peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about peridot foretold impending danger.
Phantom Quartz Crystals have striated hexagonal prisms terminated by a combination of positive and negative rhombohedrons forming six sided pyramids. Phantoms within a crystal provide an indication of the experiences and the transformations the crystal has undergone in its evolution.
Uses: psychic development, meditation, clearing, tranquility, sacred geometry, represents the many phases one has experienced in all lifetime, unites people with the same destiny. Crown Chakra.
Pyrite is a mineral whose metallic luster and pale-to-normal, brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool's gold due to its resemblance to gold. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire". The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. It's sunny golden color associates it with the sun, and with fortification and strengthening of the mind.
Uses: digestion, good for red corpuscles, circulation, eases anxiety, frustration depression, overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy, energizes the area where placed, helps one see behind a facade, good energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. Root, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras
Quartz is the most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust
Uses: enhances the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind, powerful transmitter, amplifies/directs thought forms, healing and energy balancer, promote clarity, attunes one to higher self, removes negative energy, amplifies thought forms, focuses, stores, transforms, energies, great for meditation, record keeper. All Chakras.
Record Keeper Crystal - Most crystals store, enhance, and record information. In metaphysics, a quartz crystal that has pyramidal or triangular shaped symbols that are either engraved into or are raised on one or more of a crystal faces is called a Record Keeper or Recorder. These symbols are not easily seen and usually need to be searched out by looking at the crystal in a bright light while closely examining the faces. The quartz can vary in size and color.
Uses: It is believed that the Record Keeper is one of the most sacred crystals because it holds the wisdom and knowledge of the universe. When a person is properly attuned to a Record Keeper, this knowledge is readily made available. This knowledge is ancient knowledge and contains profound secrets and esoteric knowledge of the whole of the Higher Consciousness. It takes an open mind and a pure heart to access this knowledge. They are commonly thought of as "crystal memory banks" which contain ancient knowledge awaiting for just the right person who has the ability to decipher it's hidden power.
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3.
Uses: spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and circulation of blood, subconscious clearing, enhances memory and intellectual power, strengthens self-identity, attunes one to natural androgynous state, emotional healer. Root Chakra.
Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate.
Uses: aids central nervous system, thyroid, reflexes, pituitary gland, pancreas, strengthens immunity, improves memory, eases physical and emotional problems, reduces stress, self-esteem, confidence, energy levels. Root and Heart Chakras.
Rose quartz exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue.
Uses: kidneys and circulatory system, increases fertility, increases sexual and emotional imbalances, confidence, personal expression, creativity, balancing emotions, opens the heart, releases anger, resentment, guilt, fear, jealousy, love and compassion, enhances self-confidence and creativity, aids forgiveness, compassion and love, sometimes called a Love Stone. Heart Chakra.
Ruby is a pink to blood-red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide).
Uses: blood impurities, circulation, heart, spiritual balance, confidence, courage, flexibility, energy, vitality, devotion, leadership. Heart Chakra.
The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.
Rutilated Quartz is semi-transparent to transparent with long slender rutile crystals passing through the colorless quartz crystal which has faint veils and small planes inside it.
Uses: tissue regeneration, immune system, energy, vitality, stimulates brain functions, increases psychic abilities, breaking old patterns, childhood blockages, transmutes negativity, depression. All Chakras.
Sapphire refers to gem varieties of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide.
Uses: enhances glandular function, heart, kidneys, pituitary gland, elevates mood, stimulates clairvoyance, telepathy, improves expression, communication with spirit guides, moving to the navy frequency. Throat Chakra.
Scolecite It called a Dream Stone. It is a mineral of secondary origin, and occurs with other zeolites in the amygdaloidal cavities of weathered mafic volcanic rocks.
Uses: inner peace, relaxation, meditation, love, heart-to-heart connections, enhances the dream state, facilitating dream recall, lucid dreaming and restful sleep. Heart Chakra.
Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of gypsum.
Uses: strengthens bones and teeth, soothes nerves., has positive effect on brain, aiding powers of concentration and clarity, enhances willpower, psychic development. Crown Chakra.
Septarian (Dragon Stone), gets its name from the Latin word "saeptum", which means a small wall or enclosure. The mineral-filled cracks that divide the walls of the septarian concretion give this stone a distinctive appearance.
Uses: overall health, opens psychic abilities, gives relief for muscle spasms, nurtures and grounds.
Dragons and related symbology.
Seraphinite has a silvery white shimmering patterns on a sea green background. Its name derives from the Seraphim (Angels). It is only found in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia.
Uses: promotes regeneration and self-healing, used to establish connections to the angelic realm, greater awareness of the Divine Feminine, restoration of health and balance, encourages living from the heart. Heart Chakra.
Serpentine group - common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate.
Uses: This is called the Infinite Stone and is found in South Africa. It's energies are believed to be superior to those of other serpentines and it has come to be known as the "Healer's Stone". Infinite stone is a powerful earth element stone that renews energy and aligns one's energy with the Earth. Use a small piece of Infinite as a worry stone, put a larger piece next to or under your pillow for more restful sleep, and try using extra large pieces as massage tools. The unique energy of Infinite works on all levels of the self. It stimulates physical, emotional and spiritual healing and makes an excellent tool for the healing of loss, separation and betrayal. It is a beneficial grief stone. This stone also aids in the connection to the Angelic realms. Repatterns the auric field - Increases the potency of reiki and other energetic healing methods - Activates kundalini energy - Provides a nurturing energy from the Base Chakra to the Heart
Shiva Lingams are egg-shaped stones made of cryptocrystalline quartz. They are found in one of the seven holy sites of India - the Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata. Villagers gather the stones from the river and hand polish them. The egg shape is considered a phallic symbol of the Hindu god Shiva. The shiva lingam represents both male and female, as well as the cosmic egg from which all creation emerged. This stone resonates with energies of all the elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Stone.
Uses: impotence, infertility, balance, kundalini opening, vitality, enhance inner transformation, break up old patterns and open the path for new life,
Smoky quartz is a brown to black variety of quartz caused through the natural (or artificial) irradiation of aluminium-containing rock crystal.
Uses: strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas, aids protein assimilation, increases fertility, balances sexual energy, creativity, joy, helps with depression, balances emotional energy, grounding, relaxing, meditation. Root Chakra and Solar Plexus.
Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental stone.
Uses: pancreas, strengthens lymphatic and endocrine systems, harmony, communication, balance protection from external negative energy, alleviates subconscious fear and guilt, clarity. Third Eye.
Spirit Quartz is an unusual variety of quartz that forms multiple terminated points emerging from a main crystal body. The presence of many tiny points covering the body give it a shimmer and glow that is quite beautiful. Spirit quartz is found only in Magaliesberg mountains in the Gauteng Province of South Africa and is unique in the colorful drusy covering. It occurs in amethyst (shown here) as well as citrine and sometimes white quartz.
Uses: higher consciousness, purification and protection, releasing fears. Crown Chakra
Staurolite is a red brown to black, mostly opaque, nesosilicate mineral with a white streak. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system.
Uses: tool to psychically communicate with the animal kingdom, aging, muscles, blood, recovering from abusive habits, stabilizing emotions, brings a feeling of protection, psychic development, finding lost objects, grounding stone that assists in connecting with other worlds, including the fairy realm.
The name 'Staurolite' is derived from the Greek Stauros meaning 'cross'. Well-formed crystals are commonly twinned, crossing at 90 or 60 degree angles. The twin crystals found on staurolite are sometimes referred to as Fairy crosses as it was once believed to be created by the tears of fairies whom could not help but cry when they heard of Christ's crucifixion. Staurolite is often called "fairy stone" or "fairy cross". Since the first time it was worn, it has been considered a good luck charm as well as a charm that would protect children from evil spirits.
Sugilite is a relatively rare pink to purple cyclosilicate mineral, found in Japan and South Africa.
Uses: dyslexia, pain relief, motor disfunction, Light colored sugilite is used to purify lymph and blood, imparts the ability to face unpleasant conditions, encourages positive thoughts, releases emotional turmoil, teaches you how to live from your own truth, alleviates despair, love and forgiveness, it is a Love Stone, teaches and protects in matters of spiritual quests, love, and forgiveness, protects the soul from shocks and trauma, clears disappointments and relieves spiritual tension, brings light and love to the darkest situations, aids forgiveness by eliminating hostility.
Tantra Twin Crystal - growing together of two individual crystals with parallel portions.
Uses: help draw a soulmate into your life, help to bond two people in an intimate relationship, creates balance with the higher and lower consciousness of oneself, joining together of love and freedom. All Chakras.
Tiger's Eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is yellow- to red-brown, with a silky luster.
Uses: spleen, pancreas, digestive organs and colon, wounds, bruises, detoxification, eyes and throat, balances emotions, grounding, centering, strengthens willpower insight. Solar Plexus.
Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine and may be colored white, gray, green, blue, pink or reddish-yellow and transparent or translucent.
Uses: tissue regeneration, thyroid, metabolism, low of energy in body, elimination of toxins, digestion, liver, spleen, gall bladder, nervous system, understanding, balancing emotions, consciousness. Solar Plexus.
Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classed as a semi-precious stone and the gem comes in a wide variety of colors.
Uses: heart, endocrine system, sleep, digestion, dispels fear, negativity, grief, helps with sleep, balance in relationships, self-expressions, eases compulsiveness, psychic development. Tourmaline is electromagnetic therefore it interacts with our bodies electromagnetic system. It has a strong anticancer vibration.
Heart chakra, immune system, balancer, joy of life
Stimulates, strengthens effect of other tourmalines, heart, balance, endocrines, attract love balance the male and female energies within yourself, remove imbalances (and guilt) caused by conflicts and confusions, green increases life force life force, while the pink soothes and harmonizes
Heart balancer, pushers negativity away, increases insight, perception, creativity, fertility, balances passivity-aggression, relaxation, associated with feminine energies. It vibrates a deep resonance with the heart chakra. It has the potential to heal emotional wounds with its soft, soothinig energy to bring feelings of comfort and safety.
Throat chakra, communication, lungs
Attunement to higher self, increases spiritual understanding, promote peace of mind, crown chakra
Transmitter Crystals are recognized by a configuration of two symmetrical seven-sided faces with a perfect triangular face located between them.
Uses: connect to the grid or collective unconsciousness.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.
Uses: tones and strengthens body, nervous system, promotes nutrient absorption, tissue regeneration, circulation, respiratory system, aligns subtle bodies, protects against harm, environmental pollutants, psychic abilities, calms the mind, creativity, communication, friendship, takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.Throat chakra.
Twin Soul Crystal - Two connected crystals that grow together from one terminator.
Uses: finding a soul mate, soul evolution into the Twin Flame. All Chakras.
Unakite also called epidote, derives its name from the Greek epidosis, meaning "growing together". It is a combination of red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together.
Uses: can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from heart chakra, lift your spirits when you are feeling down, help you to see the beauty in life, uncover deception, used in magic spell casting, unakite will give the user a more confident control of any spell, and the user will find things that have been lost.
Vesuvianite (also known as Idocrase) is named for Mount Vesuvius in Italy where it was initially discovered. It is usually found in green but also can occur in purple, red, white, brown or yellow.
Uses: aligns the will with the heart, bringing a wholeness and integrity, encourages enthusiasm for life and imparts the courage to change, releases negative attachments, helps one find a true path in life, refurbishes courage by releasing hidden fears, aligns truth with daily life
Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral group consisting of over 50 different minerals. Made of a special crystalline structure that is porous but remains rigid in the presence of water.
Uses: filtering, odor removal, chemical sieve and gas absorption, Reiki stone used primarily for its powerful detoxification properties. Crown chakra.
Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates.
Uses: pituitary and pineal glands, aligns subtle bodies, strengthens the mind, emotional balance, self-esteem, sleep, similar properties to diamonds and quartz crystals. All Chakras.