Many people believe that gemstones can influence different aspects of the human body and mind. There are numerous claims that they aid such in diverse areas as harmonious relationships, allergies, and spiritual awakening. Practitioners of modern-day crystal therapy believe that the stones' ability to work as conductors allow them to focus energy via a person's thoughts to stimulate healing - both physical and non-physical. When worn next to the skin, or even placed close by, the power of the stone can help to heal or soothe various mental, emotional, and physical conditions. Here is a selection of the more popular gemstones and their healing properties.
Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. The information given on this website is not intended to replace any medical or psychological treatment. You are advised to consult your medical practitioner about any health concerns you may have. No guarantee is made about the validity of any of the properties listed below.
The Agates: Agates are great aids for meditation and powerful healing stones.
Blue Lace Agate - Wear or carry this stone for peace & happiness. Washes the clutter and static from the mind and spirit. Relieves stress. It can be used in the treatment of arthritic conditions and in cases of hereditary bone deformity: it can also be used to strengthen the skeletal structure. It is useful to enhance the mending of breaks and fractures. It can help to remove blockages from the nervous system and from the capillaries of the body. Also use to relieve headaches when placed on the brow.
Botswana Agate - Aids in adjustment to new life and eases the pain of loss and loneliness. Enhances creativity. Soothes depression, protects. Helps you see the positive. Can be used in treatment of disorders of the nervous system and helps the body get rid of toxins.
Crazy lace Agate - For balance.
Green moss Agate - Good for blood sugar balance and Anorexia. Also can bring back a sense of self esteem.
Fire Agate- Really earth and fire. Works on the whole system to produce healing and re growth.
Iris Agate - Use to heal burns.
Picture Agate - Used in meditation.
Plume Agate - Works on the lower body to accelerate healing.
Silver leaf Agate -Used for grounding oneself and to bring abundance.
Snakeskin Agate - Brings peace of mind.
Tree Agate - Used to gain insight into problems and see them for what they really are.
Amethyst - Stone of spirituality and contentment. Amethyst can give the owner, inner peace and tranquility. It bestows stability, strength, and invigoration. It has been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (oneself or another). Calming, strong, protective qualities, healing and inspiration. Enhances one's psychic abilities.
Amazonite - It enhances communications concerning love. It can be used in the treatment in disorders of the nervous system and to dissipate energy blockages which could propagate the improper flow of neural impulses. It's a great stone for writers and other creative types that use voice or hands for a living.
Amber - Draws negative energy from the body. Very calming and comforting to wear.
Aquamarine- Releases anxiety and fear. Helps relaxation on long journeys. Gives insight and perception when dealing with people. Also gives protection.
Aventurine (green)- "Healer of the heart & soul". Balances masculine & feminine energies. Creativity, leadership and fun. It reinforces one's decisiveness and amplifies ones leadership qualities. Protects. Helps heal the heart, lungs & adrenals. Emotional tranquility, good health and well being.
Aventurine (red/orange) - This material provides reflective qualities so that one can recognize the flaws of humanity and can remain in the heart space to continue to love this same humanity. It can help one look at a situation incomplete detail, magnifying those aspects of importance. It provides for self reflection, and allows one to recognize that "In each person you see but the reflection of that which you choose to have that person be." It can be used when fasting, to reduce hunger.
Bloodstone - Strengthens and oxygenates blood stream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing vitamin deficiencies. Reduces emotional and mental stress. "The Stone of Courage" - also for renewal of the physical mental and emotional bodies. Another powerful healer. It helps one toward the direct union with the divine through contemplation, prayer or mediation and love. It has been used to stabilize, as necessary, the flow of blood. Also a very good gem for those in business - self employed.
Buddstone - is affectionately called the Jade of Africa for it's beautiful green color. It is believed to be an extremely healing and soothing stone for the nerves and senses. It facilitates peace and provides confidence in oneself. Some people place Buddstone under their pillow to help release suppressed emotions through dreams. Buddstone can also be soothing to those with Alzheimer’s, senility, or dementia.
Calcite - Green: Tranquility ; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Yellow: Spine, bones. Detoxification of kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Decalcifying joints. Clear/Optical: Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Blue: Eases pain (especially back). Orange: Uplifting, joy, happiness, humour.
Carnelian - Promotes peace and harmony. Dispels depression, doubt, negative thoughts. Strengthens the voice, bolsters the courage, good for public speaking, singers. Stills anger, jealosy, and hatred. Provides motivation, gives energy to turn ideas into form. Used to gain direction, for job hunting, to balance emotions, to stimulate appetite for success, for focusing, realization and self actualization, restores ambition. Helps you feel anchored and comfortable. Provides a sense of history and a connection to past experiences. Clears mind of extraneous thoughts. Allows you to take control of your life and make decisions. Protects against evil. Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies.
Chrysotine - Also known as Grass Turquoise. Though normally green in colour, chrysotine can also be cream coloured or light yellow. These stones are a beautiful mottled green colour ranging from lighter to darker tones with inclusions of black and grey inclusions. Chrysotine stones are said to be the elves of the sea and the sky, and will bring good fortune.
Citrine - It is one of the few minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it. Citrine is one of the stones to be called "merchants stone" - placing citrine in ones cash box may help produce more income for the merchant! Citrine is said to dissipate negative energies, and to help cure self-destructive tendencies. Also to enhance wisdom and inner-peace, as well as being able to envelope the wearer in joy and happiness. Protection to travellers. It is said to be an aid to digestion and to help remove unwanted toxins from the blood. Citrine is believed to be good at healing the heart, liver and kidneys and may even help to combat diabetes.
Fluorite - Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital nutrients. Beneficial for blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Powerful healer.
Garnet - Garnet is a highly protective stone, in that it provides a barrier of charged vibrations which repel negative energies on contact. It is also useful for protection after dark. It is also useful in enhancing bodily strength and endurance. Love, compassion, imagination.
Hematite - "Stone of mental mastery." Memory enchancement; original thinking; mental and manual dexterity; calming; release of limitations; balancing of yin & yang; focusing energy & emotions; dissolves and transforms negativity; peace; self control & inner happiness; meditation; grounding; tranquility; emotional clarity; helps with leg cramps, blood disorders, nervous disorders & insomnia, helps bones, especially the spine.
Howlite - Howlite is believed to decrease an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness, while increasing sublety and tact. Is said to help bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. Also to heighten creativity and aid memory.
Iolite -Enchances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self confidence and executive ability. Used for meditation and astral travel. Brings about visions. Balances male and female aspects. Helps release discord. Facilitates the acceptance of responsibility and helps in the management of money. Useful to support intuition, together with stabilising and aligning the aura. Iolite brings harmony to situations, and may strengthen relationships. Helps protect and improve conditions of the liver. Helps the body to eliminate toxins, and in the treatment of fevers.
The Jades: It is a very popular gemstone projecting universal love, health, wealth and long life. Ancient Chinese used it also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, and harmony. It was said to bring accord the environment, to transmute negativity and to instill resourcefulness. Lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification and the nervous system.
Honey Jade - Powerful emotional balance, radiates divine unconditional love. Dispels negativity from the third chakra (solar plexus). It has been used by the ancients (and some current) primitive tribes as a sacred stone, assisting one in access to the spiritual worlds.
The Jaspers: - The name jasper comes from the Greek and means "spotted stone"and almost every type claims a wide range of healing powers. Jasper is worn to provide protection. It gives strength and courage to stand up for one's beliefs.Modern healers say it strengthens the stomach and helps with gynaecological problems.
Red Jasper - Known to promote beauty and grace. Also a great all-around good luck stone. Promotes deep relaxation.
Brecciated Jasper (variety)- Helps with animal allergies. Encourages attunement with animals. Brings happiness and a positive outlook. Wards off dehydration. Brings joy and happiness. Increases physical endurance.
Imperial Jasper (Jasper variety)- stabilizes emotions and reduces fears and insecurities. This stone is good for those who need more organizational abilities. Imperial Jasper is also associated with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation, tranquility, completion, wholeness, healing and gentle endings.
Leopard skin Jasper - "Known as the 'supreme nurturer'. Protects its possessor. Good for travel and spiritual discovery. Grounds and harmonizes energy. Increases mental clarity. Dissolves frustration. Inspires serenity. Facilitates healing.
Ocean Jasper - Helps one to love oneself and others.
Picture Jasper - It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits - to provide for coordination of activities leading to increase. It has been known as "the stone of Global Awareness" - It promotes "brotherhood" to work together to save the planet. It emits an energy which promotes the spiritual affinity to achieve perfect accord between humanity and nature; It is one of the "earth Stones" for the age of redemption & cleansing of the earth. It can be used to stimulate the proper functioning of the immune system, and can be helpful in the treatment of disorder associated with skin and kidneys.
Spiderweb Jasper(also known as Zebra Jasper) - Spiderweb Jasper is a soothing gemstone. It is identified by its black banded stripes, resembling spiderwebs, or zebra stripes. A gemstone of protection, against evil and negativity. Used for relaxation and healing, bringing courage for conflict ahead. It is said that jasper is good for the liver, gallbladder, and soothing to the stomach.
Labradorite - (aka spectrolite) It is said to represent the "temple of the stars" , assisting one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It assists during traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It symbolizes the moon and the sun. Promotes refinement of action and discernment in direction. It allows for recognition that humanity represents "being of light", transcending the limitations of the past and thoughts of the future, and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment. It can assist in digestion, regulation and metabolism. Also used to clarify eyes.
Lapis Lazuli - Energizes the throat chakra. Augments strength, vitality, virility, mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative expression. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks. Lapis Lazuli is a "stone of total awareness", helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of ones nature. "The stone of Royalty".
Malachite - Sometimes called "the stone of transformation" assisting one in changing situations, and providing for the transfer of sacred information to spiritual evolution; clears and activates all chakras balancing and equalizing it can create an unobstructed path leading to a desired goal. Facilitates the rise of spirituality and the enhancement of psychic abilities. Protects against radiation and can be used in the treatment of asthma, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones and torn muscles.
Mookite - Also known as 'Australian Red Jasper'. A very grounding crystal. Helps with self-esteem. Can help with dreams and meditation and moving forward in life. Helps with fear and depression. Has been used for the thyroid gland. Helps one to be more social, encouraging new perception and communication skills.
Moonstone - The energy of moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. It is capable of helping one with the changing structures of ones life on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Once called the "travelers stone" it is used for protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone is also a talisman of GOOD FORTUNE. It is also said to both arouse tenderness within the self and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.
Mother of Pearl - It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a "stone of sincerity", bring truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause". It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.
Black Onyx - Can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It is grounding and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.
Peridot - Clears heart, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness. Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart. (lungs, lymph, breast) Yellower gems also for Solar Plexus (stomach, liver, adrenal.) Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety.
Quartz - There are many varieties of this gemstone and each has its own healing properties.
Clear Quartz (also known as Rock Crystal) - "Can bring the energy of the stars into the soul". Traditionally, the natural quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies, thoughts, consciousness, emotions - with the energies of the universe and to make these greater energies available to humanity. The natural tendency of quartz is for harmony, and is recognized as a "Stone of Power". Stimulates brain function & power, aids clarity of mind. Dispels negativity in ones energy field and environment, aligns all chakras, a very powerful healer.
Rose Quartz - It emits a calming, cooling energy. Love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love, emotional balance. Gently soothes and warms heart center. Emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment, anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love, low self-esteem. Good to wear in a chaotic or crisis situation. It is "the stone of gentle love" bringing peace and calm to relationships. It can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It is a rejuvenating agent for both physical body and the emotions. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional "wounds".
Rutilated Quartz - Enhances life - force, strengthens immune systems, and brain function. Eases depression. Facilitates communication, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz, transmutes negativity, enhances communication with spirit guides. A great physical healer.
Smoky Quartz - It can be used to gently dissolve negative energies and emotional blockages. Alleviates fear, anxiety, depression. It can be used to initiate a powerful force field which will absorb many forms of negativity, both from within ones self and from other forces. It promotes personal pride and joy in living. Smoky quartz has been used to regulate creativity in business, and to encourage astute-ness in purchasing. It works to diffuse communication deficiencies and to dissolve mental and emotional blockages which limit perception and learning.
Rhodonite - Has been called "the stone of love" and helps one to achieve to his/her greatest potential. It activates and energizes the heart chakra, and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user and observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships.
Snowflake Obsidian - It allows one to recognize the unnecessary pattern which remain in ones life and to re-design ones thought patters to provide relief from undesired conditions. It is "the stone of purity" and balance to the body, mind , and spirit.
Sodalite - Intelligence, knowledge and understanding is what it brings to the wearer. Examinations and tests coming up? Sodalite is the choice.
Tigereye - It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together in some pattern. It can be used to enhance the psychic abilities and can assist in the gentle attunement of third eye activity. This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. Produces soothing vibrations, generating a calmness to unsettled turmoil, and allowing one to enjoy the actions of being unfenced and uninhibited. Can be used to enhance self empowerment.
Turquoise - Tones, strengthens entire body , aids tissue regeneration, circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, and loyalty. Chinese Turquoise - provides soothing energy and peace of mind. In ancient times it was used to protect property and to protect against accidents.
Red Tiger Eye - promotes vibrance and vitality, and enhances integrity of self and can be very grounding. It is said to help one have the practicality and willpower to take care of oneself fully. It is a survival stone and can help with the correct use of power for survival in difficult times, and can bring vitality. It promotes energies of health and vibrancy of those who wear it. It is said to bring good luck. Red Tiger Eye is associated with the root or base chakra. It also has the energetic properties of "regular" or golden Tiger Eye.
Unakite- Unakite is a good protection stone, with gentle but powerful energy. It brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. It can help with healing of abandonment and separation issues. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is said to benefit the heart, circulatory system, female reproductive system, being very helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. It may also help the male reproductive system, though to a lesser extent than female.
Zircon- For Universal Truth, intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with "All That Is." Eases depression, insomnia. Also historical poison detoxifier. Man-made (cubic Zirconia or "CZ") is not nearly as strong/effective as natural. "Pink Ice" is pink CZ.
With twelve signs of the Zodiac and twelve months of the year. When it comes to choosing a personal Birthstone there is quite an overlap. According to the ancient texts you may pick from the following list. To be more accurate you really need an astrology reading. You will not go far wrong though if you are drawn to a particular crystal or gemstone... trust your own intuitive feeling... if it 'feels' right, then there is probably a good reason it resonates for you. Below you will find a list of gemstones associated with the Zodiac birthsigns. Please note that I do not keep stocks of the gemstones in italics.
CAPRICORN (21 Dec - 19 Jan) Snowflake Obsidian, Rose quartz, Ruby, Black Onyx, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Botswana Agate, Azurite (Traditional: Garnet)
AQUARIUS (20 Jan - 18 Feb) Agate, Onyx, Turquoise, Malachite, Labradorite, Fluorite, Chrysoprase, Iolite, Aquamarine and Moonstone. (Traditional: Amethyst)
PISCES (19 Feb - 20 Mar) Amethyst, Jade, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Opal,, Fluorite, Unakite, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Chrysoprase, Howlite (Traditional: Bloodstone)
ARIES (21 Mar - 20 Apr) Bloodstone, Garnet, clear Quartz, Ruby, Jasper, Red Carnelian (Traditional: Diamond)
TAURUS (21 Apr - 20 May) Rose quartz, Chrysoprase, Sapphire, Lapis lazuli, Topaz, Rhodonite, Azurite, Mookite, Rhyolite (Traditional: Emerald)
GEMINI (21 May - 20 Jun) Pearl, Black Onyx, Citrine, Tigers eye, Moonstone, Rock crystal. (Traditional: Agate)
CANCER (21 Jun - 20 Jul) Aventurine, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Moss Agate, Lavender Jade (Traditional: Ruby, pearl)
LEO (21 Jul - 21 Aug) Sunstone, Carnelian, Tiger Eye, Cat's Eye, Fire Agate, Citrine, Garnet, Amber, Red Obsidian, Peridot, Quartz crystal (Traditional: Sardonyx)
VIRGO (22 Aug -22 Sep) Carnelian, Jasper, Sapphire, Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Sodalite, White Jade, Amazonite (Traditional: Zircon)
LIBRA (23 Sep - 22 Oct) Green Adventurine, Citrine, Tourmaline, Opal, Jade, Rhodonite, Emerald. (Traditional: Sapphire)
SCORPIO (23 Oct - 22 Nov) Rhodonite,Topaz, Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby, Jasper, Malachite, Green Turquoise, Red Tiger Eye, Obsidian, Bloodstone. (Traditional: Citrine)
SAGITTARIUS (23 Nov - 20 Dec) Sodalite, Turquoise, Zircon, Topaz and Snowflake Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Blue Lace Agate (Traditional: Lapis Lazuli)