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Cacoxenite

Cacoxenite is an iron aluminium phosphate mineral associated with iron ores. Its name, ironically, comes from Greek terms meaning “bad” or “evil” and “guest” because the phosphorus content of Cacoxenite lessened the quality of iron smelted from the ore containing it. It was first described in 1825 for its occurrence in the Hrbek Mines of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, though it is found in several locations around the world.

It is a rare mineral that enhances any mineral that it grows in.  It manifests as beautiful inclusion within a host crystal, most commonly Quartz or Amethyst, forming as radiated tufts of yellow, gold or earthy brown.

It is also known as a stone of ascension and is thought to raise the spiritual awareness of the human race and imparts a loving and ethereal connection between all of the universe.

When found within Quartz, Cacoxenite is more active, dynamic and instant than when in Amethyst, and expands the consciousness to understand that one can connect to spirit whenever there is a need or desire, surrendering personal will to divine will,  and making it easier to receive the guidance and assistance needed to move forward on one’s life path.

Cacoxenite when within Amethyst is regenerative for cellular reprogramming for cellular renewal and also for revitalising the mind.  It initiates a whole new level of creativity, and clears conventional thoughts and limitations bringing in new energies.

 

Chakra: Crown and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; heart, lungs, kidneys, thyroid, colds, flu, and bronchitis.

Hardness: 3 – 4

Chemical Composition: (Fe+++,Al)25(PO4)17O6(OH)1275(H2O)

Calcite

This amazing stone symbolizes enlightenment and mental growth; it is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser of negative or malicious energies, as well as heightening your energy. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions.

It is used in multi-directional energy distribution when energy is directed to the centre of the crystal; it separates and returns at double its intensity. This very spiritual stone is associated with our higher consciousness and is often used in astral travel as it allows the body and mind to recall information out of the body. This stabilizing stone helps with stressful situations, said to help alleviate emotional stress and impart a sense of serenity instead.

Chakra: clears and activates all – see specific colours for more information.

Folk Remedies:

All calcite forms consist of pure calcium and due to their high calcium content; they are often used for bone disorders. It is said to be beneficial for the cleansing organs, bones, joints, clotting and tissue healing, encouraging growth in children, for sharpening mental clarity, boosts memory, and calming the mind. Athletes use calcite because they feel it can aid the bones and joints that are stressed or injured during practice or competition. Calcite speeds up development and growth. This stone is very beneficial for bone development.

Feng Shui:

Use this stone in the North for career orientated objective, in the Northeast for knowledge, in the Northwest for helping people, in the West for creativity and in the Southeast for increasing wealth and financial resource.

Black

Said to be a record keeper and is ideal for use in past life regression where you are seeing memories so that the past can be released.  It is said to return the soul to the body after trauma, stress, depression.

Blue

A gentle and ‘soft’ stone soothing and calming, that also aids clear communication, ideal for recuperation and relaxation it is said to lower blood pressure and ease pain on all levels, and also said to help ease/reduce pain.

Chakra: Throat

Clear

Clarity opening the inner and outer eyes, a deep soul healer, it is said to be a detoxifier and especially so if made into an elixir.  If it has rainbows it is said to being major change, a stone of new beginnings.

Chakra: Higher Crown, Crown (cleanses and realigns all the chakras)

Green

Restorative and balancing for the mind it is said to help dissolve rigid beliefs, assists in non-attachment to situations and places allowing new things to come in aids children to hold their own debates.

It is believed to be stimulating for the immune system, highly useful in healing grids.  It is said to be of benefit; for those who have arthritis, tension/constriction of the ligaments/muscles, bone adjustment, cooling fevers/burns, inflammation, and calming to the kidneys.

Chakra: Heart

Orange

Creative and energising, emotionally balancing, is said to help in removing fear and overcoming depression with its radiant positivity. It is said to maximise potential and dissolve problems.  It is also believed to be beneficial for; the gall bladder, reproductive system, and intestinal disorders such as IBS.

Chakra: Sacral Chakra, cleansing and energising for lower chakras.

Pink

Relationship builder especially the parent-child relationship restores trust and love (especially after abuse or manipulation).

Red                                                                                          

Energising and invigorating to both the body and the mind.

Calcite - Fairy Stone

These grey formations are pseudomorphs that formed when Calcite settled into glacial clay. As the name would suggest it links strongly to the elemental realm especially the Fae or fairy.  These strengthen connections to nature and assist in taking care of details and assists in providing a safe space in which to work both spiritually and practically.

These stones embody nurturing energy for the Earth and those upon it. They are children of the Earth Mother and bring to light the concerns for her and her well-being.

Fairy stones have a deep practicality, bringing pragmatic answers to seekers. This can manifest itself as prosperity and other practical benefits for daily life.

It is useful for creating a cosmic anchor that connects you to the earth’s core and will keep you anchored during shamanic journeying into the lower worlds. 

It teaches you to embrace your inner child and allow playful joy into your inner being. It can help break down emotional defensive walls that exist due to past hurt and release the old emotions allowing you to take a step forward free of old emotional ties and assists you in responding positively to new circumstances and situations.

Fairy stones are used for channelling that is grounded and practical. They are less likely to be helpful for un-grounded energy work. These stones are excellent for meditation, and meditation on the shape and energies of a particular stone can bring its own specific insights. Fairy stones are also used for protection from evil spirits, psychic protection, and protection during ascension by staying connected to the Earth’s centre.

Chakra: Crown, heart and root.

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; dissolving calcifications and physical pain especially when linked to arthritis.

 

 

Calcite - Cobolto

Links to unconditional love and forgiveness and is attuned to the pink flame of pure compassion.  It assists in living from the heart, kindness, compassion and developing strong relationships on all levels based on honesty, trust and integrity. It is beneficial for those who feel lonely, grieving, broken hearted and have emotional blocks promoting a sense of feeling good about your life. It is extremely nurturing promoting self care and love and gives hope when it may seem dark and hopeless. Develops the heart mind connection and balances the connection between them. Cobolto Calcite is also said to assist in highlighting one’s innate gifts and talents and aligning them with one’s life purpose.

It is deal for goal setting and assists in putting ideas into action without it feeling forced, in order to achieve your goals. 

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It works mainly on the emotional wellbeing and healing emotional scars.

 

 

Calcite - Hematoid

This is a combination of Calcite and Hematite.  It is a good stone for grounding and centring and is protective and shielding (especially if the energies in the environment need balancing).  This is ideal for those projecting their insecurities and issues onto other people or stuck in a ‘predator’ mode, for those who will stop at nothing to gain what they think they want ignoring the needs of others.  Especially when the root of the behaviour and/ or actions may be due to insecurities, as this will gently assist in seeing the cause of the behaviour as well as the impact that this has on those around them. 

It teaches self realisation and the cause and effect of one’s actions.   It is ideal for emotional self- healing, improving memory and increasing lucidity to life.  It is soothing and calming and gently energising when required.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; eyes, stress, memory and blood.

Feng Shui: 

Place in the centre to balance and harmonise the energies in the surrounding environment.  Use is grids especially in the work place where there may be conflicts especially if these are ego led conflicts.

Calcite - Honey

Centring and balancing ideal for meditation as it aids attuning to the higher mental planes. It is also said to increase alertness as well as grounding higher mental energies to the physical realm. It is like liquid sunshine in your pocket, radiating positivity and joy ideal for those feeling depressed or stressed.  It supports during times of change and assists with any challenges that may follow.

It assist in reaching a state of ‘being’ present and soothes and relaxes.  Honey calcite brings motivation (especially for long term projects and goals), meditating and also for reprogramming inner belief systems especially potent for reprogramming beliefs about scarcity.  It increases vitality, confidence, strength, persistence and patience.

Honey Calcite is ideal for body layouts to pull positivity into the area or remove negative ones. Also for manifestation grids.

Chakra: Third eye, solar Plexus, Crown, and Root.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; strengthening the immune system, skin, diabetes, fertility, bites, liver, gall bladder, digestion, spleen, infections and libido.

Feng Shui:

 

Place in central space to bring uplifting positive energy into a space, for manifestation place in appropriate area of the house for the particular area you are working to manifest positive change.

 

Hardness: 3

Chemical Composition: CaCO3


Calcite - Icicle

A true stone of creativity inspiring creativity on all levels and ideal to assist in utilising negative energies such as anger and transmuting it into a positive creative output ideal for those who do art therapy.  It is an energy amplifier that sends out positive, purified and uplifting energy after quickly dissipating stagnant, negative or heavy energy (like all calcites it transmutes energy from negative to positive).

It is a good tool especially if in a point to remove any energetic blockages and restore flow of energy within the etheric field.  It will rebalance the body and restore inner harmony.  Icicle Calcite will help one explore the root cause of dis-harmony physically, emotionally and spiritually in order so that action can be taken to restore balance.  It is also said to be useful in ancestral, karmic and past life healing.

It will bring joy, harmony and calm emotionally and useful in times of stress.  It teaches courage, strength in one’s own convictions and self-belief.

Chakra: Crown, solar plexus and sacral (will energize and remove blockages in chakras and auric field).

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for conditions where there are blockages and cellular re-energising.

Calcite - Lemurian Aquatine

It is a pale green -blue form of calcite that coms from Argentine.  It connects to a ‘flow’ of energy and resonation with the ancient consciousness of Lemuria. 

It is deeply soothing on an emotional level, calming and allowing flow with one’s emotions rather than battling against them.  It can assist in having empathy for others, facilitating supportiveness without absorbing or being drained by others emotional states. 

It opens up multi-dimensional consciousness and facilitates connections with higher dimensional and angelic beings.  It is said to aid ad assist telepathic abilities.

Chakra: Heart, crown, third eye, & soul star.

 

Calcite - Mangano (Pink Calcite)

An angelic stone that connects to the angelic realms teaches us forgiveness and releases fear/grief that keep us trapped in the past.  It brings with it unconditional love, opening our heart to ourselves bringing self acceptance and self worth.  It is said to prevent nightmares, lifts tension and anxiety, helps people who have experienced trauma/abuse, and calms and gives a gently uplifting feeling.

Chakra: Higher Heart

Orange

Creative and energising, emotionally balancing, is said to help in removing fear and overcoming depression with its radiant positivity. It is said to maximise potential and dissolve problems.  It is also believed to be beneficial for; the gall bladder, reproductive system, and intestinal disorders such as IBS.

Chakra: Sacral Chakra, cleansing and energising for lower chakras.

An angelic stone that connects to the angelic realms teaches us forgiveness and releases fear/grief that keep us trapped in the past.  It brings with it unconditional love, opening our heart to ourselves bringing self acceptance and self worth.  It is said to prevent nightmares, lifts tension and anxiety, helps people who have experienced trauma/abuse, and calms and gives a gently uplifting feeling.

Chakra: Higher Heart

 

 

Calcite - Optical /Iceland Spar

Clarity; amplifying images and healing the eyes, it reduces tension and is highly beneficial for those who have tension migraines. It is said to be able to assist in communication during difficult conversations.

Chakra: Cleanses the subtle bodies, Higher Crown

Other information:

This crystal is used in microscopes as well as other optical instruments.

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Carnelian

This is a form of Chalcedony.

Carnelian is a strong grounding stone that ground and anchors you in the present reality (aids in grounding in meditation); it represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and outgoingness. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings, restores vitality and motivation (helping to achieve greater success in career or personal matters).

Carnelian provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms, it is also said to help us accept the cycle of life and remove fear of death.

Helps clarify perception and thoughts; can cleanse negativity from other stones, highly protective against rage/envy and resentment.

Chakra: Crown, Solar plexus, Sacral and Root (depending on colour of the Carnelian)

Folk Remedies:

It is believed that; it is one of the best for fertility issues, also over comes frigidity and impotence, warm/cleanse and purify the blood of the liver and kidneys, stimulate appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gall bladder, gall stones, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Carnelian is said to strongly influence the reproductive organs, is said to be excellent for lower back trouble.  As an elixir it can help to heal cuts and abrasions.

Feng Shui:

Carnelian is used in the centre area for harmony and balance, in the South area for success, in the West area for creativity and in the Southeast area for self worth.  Placed near the front door for protection and to invite abundance into the home.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Cat's Eye

See Chrysoberyl

Cavansite

A stone linked with intuition, said to instil second-sight and to activate channelling abilities. Facilitates conscious astral travel and pas life exploration, allows reframing of trauma, it is said to bring with it a sense of optimism. An ideal stone for going within and doing ‘inner’ work and growth helps us think before we act.  Cavansite is recommended for healers and past life therapists as a protective shielding stone.

Chakra: Heart, Throat, Third eye, and higher chakras.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; the eyes, teeth, sore throats, kidneys, bladder, blood, tinnitus, calcium deficiency, bone loss, joint flexibility, migraines, stabilising the pulse, assist in the release of endorphins, and promotes healing at the cellular level.

Hardness: 3-4

Chemical Composition: CaV5+Si4O11·4(H2O)

Other useful information:

Toxic contains copper do not cleanse in water.

Celestite

Its gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind, allowing us to find serenity, harmony and easiness as it creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the Throat chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celestial blue colour helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety.

It has a high vibration, and is said to be able to take you to the infinite peace of the angelic realms. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. It is a stone associated with dream recall, astral journeys, and journeying out of the body. Clusters of Celestite can be used for scrying purposes. Always work with this stone with the crystalline points facing the heavens.

It said to help; resolve conflict, bringing balance, stimulates openness to new experiences, balancing yin and yang energies, and brings hope.

Chakra: Throat, Third eye, also an aura cleanser

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; anxiety, it is the perfect stone for insomnia, easing tension and creating equilibrium, wound healing, eyes, ears, relaxing muscles where there has been muscle tension.  Historically, this stone has been used for thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency and Central Nervous System disorders. It is believed to stable a women’s menstrual cycle. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. This stone has been used as a detoxing stone and is believed to help with disorders of the eyes and ears.

Feng Shui:

Celestite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in the centre/Health position to encourage good health. Place in any room to enhance and increase the vibrational energy.

Hardness: 3-3.5

Chemical Composition: SrSO4

Chalcedony

A type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate, Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, and Onyx, grey is most common colour but stone are found in shades of white, black, blue, and brown.

Helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective, nurturing and promotes “Brotherhood” among all and as such enhances group stability.   It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, brings balance, a symbol of benevolence and good will, alleviates hostilities/irritability and melancholy enhancing generosity/responsiveness and receptivity.  It also absorbs and dissipates bad dreams/thoughts and emotions.

It needn’t be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own.

Chakra: depends on colour.

Folk Remedies:

Chalcedony is said to be of benefit for; problems associated with the eye, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, circulatory organs, cleansing in nature and promotes healing of open sores. Fosters the maternal instinct and is said to aid lactation. Also believed to; balance the body/mind and spirit, and assimilation of minerals to help combat build up of minerals in the veins.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2

Blue

Creative and calming, it opens the mind to new ideas and aids in the acceptance of new situations.  It enhances communication skills with verbal dexterity and heightened listening skills.  It is a stone of optimism.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to enhance the immune system, stimulates lymph flow, reduces oedema, anti-inflammatory effect, and lowers temperature and blood pressure.

Dendritic

Clarity and precision of thought, a good stone if you are under pressure or attack as it promotes calm communication. It is also said to aid tolerance and interaction with others without judgement.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for; those who have chronic long term illness, problems associated to smoking, strengthens the immune system,  and detoxes the liver.

Pink

A stone of kindness to all, nurtures the inner child who sees wonder and loves to learn new things, creativity, encourages empathy, inner peace and trust, supports the immune system.

Chakra: Higher heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be useful for breast feeding problems and flow of lymph.

Red

Strength and persistence in reaching goals, helps advise when to fight and when to give in gracefully and aids manifestation.

Chakra: Sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for: the circulatory system, encouraging clotting of blood, reducing hunger pangs.

Chalcopyrite

Colour ranges of this stone from brass yellow to green or iridescence.

This mineral increases your perceptive abilities, it is said to help in finding “lost” objects. It assists you in pulling ethereal energy to you to bring information to you and others. It may disappear to accumulate information beneficial to the user, and is highly beneficial in meditation. Chalcopyrite is ideal for gridding around a couch/bed or chair for maximum assimilation of energies.

Chakra: Removes energy blockages and opens crown chakra completely cleansing and activating at the same time.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in; brain disorders, tumours, relieve bronchitis, lung disorders, reduce fevers, healthy formation / regeneration of cells.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: CuFeS2

Other Useful Information:

Toxic, contains copper and sulphur do not use for elixirs or cleanse in water.

Champagne Aura Quartz/ Smokey Aura

See Quartz 

Charoite

The stone of transformation, Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, and psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centres of energy, to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. Use this stone for transmuting negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

Instils a “brotherhood” between the individual and the environment of the plant, also with relationships it helps promote the ability to let go when it is right to do so. It helps stimulate vigour, spontaneity, and can overcome obsessions/compulsions.

Chakra: Heart, Third eye, Crown. Synthesis between the heart and the crown chakras, and is stimulating to the aura.

Folk Remedies:

This crystal is recommended for alcohol and food detoxification. This stone is said to be of benefit for; regulation blood pressure, as well as regenerate the body in times of fatigue, insomnia in adults and children (put Charoite under your pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears which come up in dreams), in combination with amethyst, it will help to release these fears. This stone is believed to treat other heart and nervous system disorders such as bi-polar and autism.

Feng Shui:

Charoite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the centre for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.

Hardness: 5

Chemical composition: K(Na, Ca)11(Ba, Sr)Si18O46(OH, F)-nH2O

Chiastolite Cross

It is a powerful stone that is protective and balances one’s perspective in both creativity and practicality. In ancient times it has been used to ward off curses or ill wishing from others (‘evil eye’). It is an energy transmuter changing conflicts to harmony and dispelling negativity.

It is of benefit for astral travelling and is said to be gateways into mysteries. It also helps bring an understanding of mortality as it signifies both death and re- birth it can also be used as a bridge for crossing over.

It encourages grounding, protection and survival instincts it is also said to help connect with the soul’s purpose. It is said to dissolve illusions and calms fears and thus aiding you in facing reality. It also brings emotional stability/balance and aids in problem solving abilities.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

During illness, it helps to maintain spirituality, lessens fever, balances blood flow, and increases secretion of milk in nursing mothers and repairs chromosome damage. This stone is believed to help heal gout, strengthen the immune system and tonifies nerve strength.

Green (Andalusite)

This is said to be cleansing and balancing for the heart and as such aid in release of emotional and chakra blockages especially when linked to anger (if it has been bottles up rather than being released) or old traumas where the associated emotions have not been released.

Feng Shui:

Use this stone in the centre area for grounding, regaining balance and spiritual growth. This stone is also used in the North area to manifest change for success

Hardness: 6.5-7.5

Chemical Composition: Al2SiO5

Chinese Writting Stone

Its name comes from the crystalline structures resemblance to written Chinese characters.

It is a strong earth connecting stone, rooting and grounding whilst also developing intuition and higher guidance.  It can be used to access information from ancient texts and the Akashic records.  Used in dream work it deepens the dream state.  It can be used in affirmations, re-alignment and re-commitment assisting in adjusting to change and accepting responsibility.

Chakra: Root and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; whole body healing,

Feng Shui:

Place anywhere where the energy requires rebalancing. Place in the centre for good health, balance and spirituality.  Place in the east for ancient ancestry and for family harmony.

Hardness: 5 – 6

Chemical Composition: Al2OSiO5

Other Useful Information:

This is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals. It is also called Porphory. The stone is found in the Yangtzi River Valley of the Hunan Province of China and also it is known to be found in the Auburn, California region of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.  It strongly resembles the Chrysanthemum stone, another limestone matrix and andalusite crystal stone from China, but the crystals in that stone spray out into a chrysanthemum pattern – hence the name.

Chlorite

It is said to be one of the most positive healing stones when worn, carried, placed close by, or used as an elixir the properties of chlorite are extremely positive. With Amethyst is said to remove energy implants and ward off psychic attack.

When it is used with ruby or carnelian it is said to also ward off psychic attach but also aid in moving grounded spirits on.

It is said to enhance cooperation, it cleanses and purifies the aura and can be used to create a grid to protect against negative energy or entities. Helps in seeing and understanding the stages we have in our life acts to provide insight and changes required to promote peace and happiness in our life.

Chakra: Crown and heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to aid in the elimination of toxins, enhance circulation of energy and blood, aids in easing pain and can be beneficial in removal of skin growths and liver spots. It also aids in the growth of helpful bacteria.

Hardness: 2-2.5

Chromite

Chromite is an iron chromium oxide mineral found as a mineral layer in igneous rocks, peridotites and serpentines, and is a common constituent in meteorites. Chromite is a chromium rich member of the Spinel group.

Chromite crystals are rare and highly collectable.

It protects the physical and emotional body, enhances perceptiveness and assists in grounding emotions to reality reducing over reactions to situations.  It allows clarity of thought and enhances taking initiative.

Chakra: Sacral and Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; eye disorders, assisting in absorption of vitamin A and D.

Hardness: 5.5

Chemical Composition: FeCr2O4

Chrysanthemum Stone

This is made up of Dolomite, gypsum bearing clay. Limestone or porphyry with laith like crystals of; andalusite, celestite, feldspar or calcite that often form the shape of a chrysanthemum flower.

It is said to allow us to drift slowly through time also facilitating time travel. It brings harmony and also shows us how harmony can be found in times of change allowing us to be present in the moment and encouraging us to bloom.

It helps us nourish and see the importance of our inner child and aids us in self development. It aids in dispelling ignorance, bigotry and self righteous attitudes. It also helps us see ‘the big picture’ and aiding in dissipating narrow mindedness.

It is also said to help access texts from the Akashic Records and is excellent for dreaming assisting you into the dream state.

Chakra: can be used with all chakras, very beneficial for third eye and root.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for the skin, skeleton and eyes, and aiding in dispersing toxins. It is recommended for whole body healing and is good for root chakra issues especially with; grounding, fear, family, and thoughts of how we survive. With the third eye it aids intuition and dreaming.

Feng Shui:

It is used mainly to help bring balance, used in the centre it promotes good health, balance and spirituality. Placed in the east it aids in ancestry and family matters.

Hardness: 3

Chrysoberyl / Cat's Eye

A form of Beryl – also see Beryl

It is said to be a stone of new beginnings bringing with it compassion, forgiveness, generosity and confidence. It opens the crown chakra increasing personal and spiritual power and is ideal for increasing/stimulating creativity.

It aids in seeing both sides of a problem, and enables you to see the good in your surroundings. Stimulates and enhances one’s own intuition, dispels negative energy from the aura.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to protect the visual centre of the brain and aids in eyesight. It is believed to aid in highlighting the cause of dis-ease. Supports self healing, balances adrenaline and cholesterol and fortifies the chest and liver.

Feng Shui:

Use in the southwest for relationships (use 2 stones for this), northeast for wealth and good luck. Also brings protection, for this place in the area where protection is required.

Hardness: 8.5-9

Chemical composition: AL2BeO4+Cr, Ti

Chrysocholla/ Gem Silica

In its gem state is known as Gem silica.

It is a calm and tranquil stone that calms the base, navel and solar plexus chakras. It aids meditation and communication and within the home it draws off negative energies of all kinds. It is said to help ease emotional heartache and gives renewed strength and balance as well as increasing one’s capacity to love.

In relationships it is said to bring stability and healing especially when they have become rocky. It improves communications, aids in releasing negative emotions and heartache, opens psychic vision and encourages self awareness and inner balance.

It can be used to reduce stress, promotes harmony and releases distress caused from negative emotions.

Chakras: cleanses and realigns all chakra’s Solar plexus, draws out negative emotions.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for arthritis, bone disease, muscle spasms, the digestive tract, ulcers, blood disorders, and lung problems. It is also said to help in regenerating the pancreas and assisting in the regulation of insulin and blood sugar. It has also been used in the treatment of muscle cramps and spasms.

Hardness: 2.5-3.5

Chemical Composition: CuAl2H2Si2O5 (OH) 4nH2O

Other Useful Information:

Toxic, contains copper do not cleanse in water.

Chrysophrase

A form of chalcedony – also see Chalcedony

It is a stone useful for balancing of yin and yang energies and aligning the chakras with the ethereal plane. It activates and opens the heart chakra. It also imparts a sense of being part of the divine whole and can help induce deep meditative states.

In ancient times it has been used as a stone to promote love of truth. It can draw out talents and promotes hope and encourages fidelity in both personal and business relationships.

It is calming, helps over come compulsive or impulsive thoughts, and stimulates fluent speech.

Chakra: Heart, sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is said to aid in sleep (achieving peaceful sleep). It is also said to be of benefit to enhance fertility, reversing infertility caused by infection. It is thought to be of benefit in gout, eye problems, mental illness, skin diseases, and heart problems, goitres, balancing hormones, calms the nervous system, and soothing the digestive system. Combined with Smokey quartz it is said to treat fungal infections.

Feng Shui:

Places in the southwest for relationship and love, and in negative directions for courage and protection. Placed in the centre for ensuring good health and longevity.

Hardness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Cinnabar

The name is said to come from the eastern Indian word for ‘Dragons Blood’.

It is said to attract abundance and is said to be very beneficial in business and finance aiding in recognising historical trends and enabling one toward invincibility whilst serving to remove obstructions.

It is said to release blockages and aligns the energy centres and brings fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness in ones aspirations. It assists in connecting with source and the giving qualities of the divine.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to heal and purify blood, brings strength to the physical body, providing flexibility to movement and aids in treatment of weight disorders and aids in correcting fertility deficiencies (increasing fertility).

Hardness: 2-2.5

Chemical Composition: HgS

Other Useful Information:

 

Highly toxic, contains mercury do not cleanse in water, handle with care washing hands after use, do not make elixirs using Cinnabar.

 

Citrine

This is a variety of quartz – also see Quartz

Citrine is also known as the stone of ‘abundance’.

This does not hold on to or accumulate negative energy; it is therefore a powerful cleanser and regenerator as it dissipates and transmutes negative energy.

Placed in a business’s cash box it is said to produce more income for the merchant. Not only accumulating wealth but also aiding the in maintenance of the state of wealth.

It balances Yin and yang energies and aligns the chakras with the ethereal plane.

It enhances creativity, intelligence, increasing memory, confidence, self-discipline, and decisiveness bringing with it optimism, and emotional balance.

Chakra: Sacral (also root, navel and crown)

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to ease digestion, stomach tension, food disorders and allergies. It is also excellent for energising and recharging. It is thought to aid in detoxing the spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, blood, and intestines. It is said to be an eliminator which can relieve constipation and removes cellulite. As an elixir it is said to help menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and balances hormones.

Feng Shui:

Brings joy to the household and placed in the southeast direction of the home for wealth and prosperity or in the centre for spiritual growth and guidance. If placed in the west it brings creativity and North for personal journeys.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2

Cobalt Aura Quartz

See Quartz 

Connemara Marble

This marble is over 600 million years old and only found in a remote area in Connemara, County Galway in the west of Ireland. It is formed of interlocking bands of Serpentine, Dolomite, Mica and Calcite in varying shades of light and dark green – also see Serpentine, Mica, Dolomite, Calcite for properties.

It is said to aid in accessing spiritual history of the earth and heightens ones connection with nature.

It is great for soothing exam nerves and anxiety in general and is often carried as a worry stone.  It is deeply soothing and calming bringing inner peace and serenity.  For many generations it has been used as a gift of friendship between families. For those wishing to exert more self control Connemara Marble can be a good stone.  It brings good luck; fishermen would often carry a piece to ensure success and safe return home.

It brings light heartedness and openness in relationships.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; naturopathy, homeopathy, bone marrow, lower back pain, sore throat, viral and bacterial infections, flexibility, lethargy, unstable blood pressure, headaches, kidneys and nervous system.

Feng Shui: 

Can be used to grid the four corners of the home to stabilise any issues, weaknesses or insecurity.  Place in the centre area to bring security and grounding. Place in relationship area to strengthen all relationships and connections.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition:

Dolomite CaMg(CO3)2 60%

Mica and Serpentine Mg3Si2(OH)4 36%

 

Calcite CaCo3 4%

Copper

Copper is an energy conductor which sends and amplifies; thoughts, healing energy and crystal/gem energy into the wearers energy field. It helps align the physical and emotional bodies and astral bodies leading to clearer thinking, calming, and a boost to self esteem. Copper also helps bring balance and assists in the ability to accept your feelings as well as express them.

The healing properties of copper are enhanced when used with other crystals especially tourmaline and hematite. As well as emotional balance it is said to calm and stimulate initiative, optimism, diplomacy and independence. It is also said to be the bring luck especially with regards recovery of property.

Chakra: solar plexus

Folk Remedies:

Next to the skin it detoxes and soothes arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammation problems. It is said to work for recovery from exhaustion and improving circulation as it influences the flow of blood. It is thought to help reduce pain, and stabilizes metabolism.

Feng Shui:

In the centre it encourages health and creates balance and calm. It disperses negativity from any room and can be used to attract change into your space.

Hardness: 2.5-3

Chemical Composition: Cu

Other Useful Information:

 

Toxic, do not cleanse in water or make elixirs by placing copper in water.  

Copal

This is fossil resin similar to Amber.

It is associated with maintaining physical consciousness that assists you staying aware during mediation. It can be used to remove energy blockages and to strengthen and maintain association with humanity.

It is said to enhance contact with etheric bodies and stimulates the crown chakra towards spirituality. It has also been used to aid healing and communication with spirit

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in the treatment of disorders of the kidneys and bladder

Hardness: 2 – 2.5

Chemical Composition: Oxygenated Hydro carbon.

Coral

Comes from the sea and has a wide range of colours, also see the properties of shell.

It is believed to represent diplomacy and concurrence as well as soothing and quieting emotions bringing a sense of peace within. It aids in development and facilitation of intuition, imagination and visualisation in order to understand and to use the qualities of the mystic.

It can be used to aid in communication to past spiritual masters of this world and accelerate the transfer of knowledge.

Chakra – depends on colour

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to strengthen the circulatory system and bones due to its high calcium content. Also believed to stimulate tissue regeneration and nourish the blood and cells. Said to be of benefit to disorders of; spinal canal, alimentary canal, nervous system, and the thalamus.

Black Coral:

Absorption and transformation of negativity (when worn/carried or taken as an elixir), aids to dispel fear of darkness, and brings hidden matters to the forefront.

Said to be a stone of regeneration and purification and can be used to aid healing of internal organs, skin, pores and elimination of toxins.

Chakra: Root

Blue Coral:

It acts as a clearing agent for the chakras and can illuminate the third eye which enhances psychic awareness. Aids in improved communication and is beneficial to throat conditions and for cleansing and purging the mucus system.

Chakra: Throat, third eye, and Navel.

Orange and Red:

It is said to increase energy and brings warmth it is also associated with fertility. It can energise emotions and is said to be of benefit to; muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system, thyroid, metabolism, meridians, spine, bone, and tissue regeneration although not recommended if you have high blood pressure, fever or are anxious.

Chakra: Sacral, Navel, Root

Pink:

This form is said to represent continuity, activity and structure and enhances intuitive aspects of love. It is caring and nurturing and supported by the fact that everything is connected by the bonds of love. It is believed to be beneficial in disorders if the heart, breasts, stomach, and reproductive organs.

Chakra: Heart

White:

It aligns the major chakras of the body with the energies of the ethereal plane and provides a connection with this plane allowing energy to flow and helping remove blockages from the body. It is believed to aid in renewal of the cellular structure of the brain and olfactory structure.

Chakra: Crown

Hardness: 3.5 (has a lot of variation)

Chemical Composition: CaCO3

Covellite

It is a powerful third eye stone initiating psychic power and developing and heightening intuition.  It is ideal for assisting in accessing one’s psychic abilities that are within.  It enhances dream state and aids in remembering them upon waking.  It is also a great stone for manifestation as it is said to transform conscious ‘dreams’ into reality.

It enhances communication skills and assists in gaining a positive outlook encouraging positive communication.  It is said to be beneficial in birth and re-birthing (relieve and heal emotional wounds).  It brings harmony and unconditional love and helps in accessing and understanding the divine within.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; cancer, child birth, digestion, tumours, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, sinus, throat, fungal infections, anxiety, and eliminating toxins.

Hardness: 1.5 – 2

Chemical Composition: CuS

Other Useful Information:

Toxic, contains Copper and Sulphur do not place in water and also do not cleanse in water.  Not recommended for any form of elixir.

Creedite

It is said to aid access to the sacred texts and to help decipher and understand subtle messages within the structure of knowledge. It can help give insight into an obstruction as well as giving wisdom to avoid or navigate around the obstacle. It can enhance spirituality and provide clarity of expression in the spiritual realm.

It is said to facilitate out of body experiences guiding the soul to its destination and promoting recall of the experience.

Chakra: Throat and crown

Folk Remedy:

It is believed to assist in mending broken/fractured bones and torn muscles. It is also thought to be beneficial in cleansing the liver and regulating the pulse/heart beat.

Orange:

It is said to speed up ability to move in-between multi dimensional levels of consciousness. It can be used to absorb detrimental energies and can cleanse and recharge a room/workspace (can also be used for gridding).

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: Ca3Ai2 (SO4) (FOH) 102(H2O)

Other Useful Information:

Please note that Creedite contains Aluminium.

Cuprite

Cuprite has a strong grounding effect on the body, it increases vitality and is energising.  It teaches us to let go of worry and fear.  It brings a sense of security, confidence and self-empowerment.  It is also said to be beneficial for attracting mentors/teachers when they are required.  

It is also said to be useful in past life regression and recalling past life experiences.  Also in past life healing and learning from lessons gained in past experiences. It has also been said to help heal one’s relationship with their father.

Cuprite is also said to increase libido.

Chakra: Heart, solar plexus, and root. Kundalini energy.

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; water retention, bladder, kidney, bowl, vertigo, altitude sickness, thymus, menstrual cramps, stamina, blood oxygenation, skeletal system, addictions, and reproductive disorders.

Hardness: 3.5 – 4

Chemical Composition: Cu2O

Other Useful Information:

Toxic, contains Copper do not place in water and also do not cleanse in water.

 

This is a copper oxide often found as a secondary mineral to Chrysocholla.