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Magnesite

Magnesite is a wonderful relaxing and calming stone to use in meditation and it has the potential to aid you to create quite amazing changes in your life. It is a powerful stone for creative visualization and imagination, and it will aid the development of psychic visions of exceptional clarity.

It has a soothing vibration, and if you meditate with it, and specifically tune into the energy of your heart it will allow your mind to respond to the desires of the heart.  This aids you to live your life in alignment with your hearts needs and aspirations. Its vibration may help you to love yourself, increasing your level of self esteem.  It assists in balancing the hemispheres of the brain in order to stimulate ideas and also to assist in applying them.   

It balances and sooths emotionally and if useful for those that find themselves feeling fearful, irritable or intolerant.

Chakra: Crown, hearth and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; absorption of magnesium, convulsions, bones, teeth, PMS, body odour, regulate body temperature, cramps, pain, gall bladder, and angina.

Feng Shui: 

Place in the centre to bring calm, peacefulness and harmony within the household.  Place in the relationships area for loving communication and harmony in relationships.

Hardness: 3.5 – 4.5

Chemical Composition: MgCO3

Magnetite

This has a powerful positive-negative polarity and therefore can be used in magnetic therapy. It temporarily aligns all the chakras, subtle bodies, and meridians, physical and etheric bodies. It is grounding and can be used to dispel grief, fear, anger and attachment.

It is said to enhance spiritual growth, deep meditative states, earth connection (especially nurturing), endurance, tenacity, durability and being able to view things from a distance. It brings stability and can be use to attract love.

Chakra: Earth

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be beneficial for sports injuries as it can relieve aches and pains. Also suggested to benefit; hair, bones, skin, blood vessels, stimulating underactive organs and sedating overactive organs.

Magnetite - Lodestone

It has the general properties of Magnetite with the added property of polarity.

It give the ability to see and distinguish the dualities that exist in one’s environment and is believed to bring to fruition that which is wanted and encourages holding fast to ones purpose. It brings motivation, courage, confidence, eliminating insecurity and dependence.

In ancient times it was said to be used to test fidelity with unfaithful or un loyal ones the partner would fall out of bed when touched by lodestone.

Folk Remedies:

In addition to magnetite properties lodestone can remove energy blockages and induce free flow of strength to the body for it to renew itself.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Fe3O4

Other Useful Information:

 

Do not place in water.

Mahogany Obisdian

See Obsidian

Malachite

This is a powerful healer – said to be the healer of the new age as it is still evolving however needs to be used with caution as it is toxic and unless being used by a knowledgeable healer best used in polished form – should be kept away from water and salt therefore only cleansed in light or with smudge.

If used as an elixir this is made by placing the crystal next to the container of water.

It amplifies both positive and negative energies and grounds energies to the planet. It is a stone of transformation where it is said to assist in one changing situations and providing for the transfer of sacred information that can help lead to spiritual evolution.

It brings balance and harmony and can help create an unobstructed path leading to a goal. It can absorb negativity and pollutants from the atmosphere and should be cleansed before and after ideally with a quartz cluster in the sun.

It is believed to pick up plutonium pollution and guards against all kinds of radiation and electromagnetic pollution. Helps open up to unconditional love, brings fidelity in love and friendships and helps partnerships, practicality, and responsibility in business.

Idea for scrying, journeying, and also helps show what is blocking spiritual growth. It is also brings a sense of adventure, risk taking, breaks unwanted ties, outworn patterns and enhances intuition.

Chakra: Heart – heals and activates all the chakras

Folk Remedies:

It us an extremely versatile healer and is said to be of benefit for; asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, tumours, MS, circulation, growths, broken bones, torn muscles, child birth, cramps, lowers blood pressure, fractures, spleen, pancreas and parathyroid. It is said also to help look within oneself to seen and acknowledge the reasons supporting an illness.

Malachite with Azurite

See Both Malachite and Azurite

It draws out positive and negative energy, soothes and calms the spirit and it is said to be able to neutralise energy and produce a deep sense of calm. It is said to aid sleep and also improve dream recall and the ability to interpret the dreams.

 

Chakra: Third eye, throat and heart

Malacolla -Malachite with Chrysocholla

See Malachite and Chrysocolla

Has a high healing vibration and it is a symbol of wholeness and peace. If placed on an area of imbalance it is said to gently restore balance and can help balance emotions if places on the solar plexus.

Chakra: Heart

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

Other Useful Information:

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

Marble

This is said to bring clarity and suspensions in states of meditation including tantra. It is said to help bring total recall of dreams, strength of self control mastery of thought, and the power of serenity.

It is said to help enhance the nurturing side one one’s nature, protection both physical and emotional and brings balance. It is said to help bring structure to the mind.

Chakra: Depends on the type/ colour of the marble

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in; bone marrow disorders, viral infections, sore throats, lower back and increase flexibility.

Hardness: 4-5

Chemical composition: CaCO3

Menalite / Goddess Stone / Fairy Stone

Menalite is a calcium rich mineral that form unusual rounded and smooth shapes, sometimes taking the form of animals or Goddess like shapes.

 

These gained tgheir name from the place where they were originally found, Menilmontant in France.

 

It is highly nurturing and supportive, it connects to goddess energy and the divine feminine aspect.  Menalite can assist in connecting to mother earth and ensuring one is grounded.

 

It also connects to one’s soul and the deeper understanding that the soul is eternal and will move forwards on its journey after physical death, so can be useful for those who have a fear of death.

 

It can be used in medfitation, past life regression and to connect to spirit guides and/ or spirit animals.

 

Chakra; Earth star, root and sacral

 

Folk Remedies: 

 

It is said to be of benefit for; hormone cycles, menopause, and any issues connected to the female cycle

Merlinite

Merlinite is a trade name given to Dendritic Opal, it is sometimes also applied to Dendritic Agate, also see Opal and Agate.

The Dendritic inclusions are of Psilomelane.

It is said to aid in remaining both open and approachable even if the situation reminds us of past experiences. Merlinte aids in deepening the connection to the environment, nature spirits and also fellow human beings.  It can be used to assist in spiritual growth and development and reminds us of the memories of wizards and alchemists.

Merlinite can be used to access the Akashic  records to gain insight into past lives.

It is said to assist in strengthening relationships assisting in creating/developing/ maintaining strong bonds. This stone will be very helpful between members of step families, especially child to step parent, bringing encouragement for getting to know one another more, to release any un-certainty or tension, with the mean of building the beginning foundations of strong relationships for the future.

Chakra: Crown


Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; skeletal structures, disorders of the veins and arteries, promotes skeletal growth and assisting in blood flow.  It is said to have a cleansing action and is therefore beneficial for the lymphatic system.  

Mica

It has reflective qualities so you are able to see the flaws in humanity but also remain in heart space so you can continue to love. It assists in looking at situations in details and will help magnify the important details that need attention.  If using Mica to let go of the past and move forward it assists in peeling away one layer at a time making the journey take the pace that you are comfortable with. It has a deep effect however works at your pace making it perfect for self development, releasing` negative patterns and limiting belief systems also for healing past trauma and emotional scars.

It can help in looking within and identifying and removing any contrary characteristics. It can be used for gridding especially in areas prone to earth quakes, releases energy blockages, diminishes anger, and can provide growth in all areas.  It also acts as a mirror where one can see with clarity one’s projections in order for the root to be healed, released and worked on.

It is useful for scrying, connecting with one’s higher self and opens up to psychic visions.  It diminishes self doubt, assists in problem solving and assists in quick wittedness.

Chakra: Heart, third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; reducing hunger, insomnia, excessive sleeping, mononucleosis, dehydration, shiny hair, eyes and energising.

Feng Shui:

Use for grids in earthquake area to gently release the tensions within the earth.  Place in spirituality area for psychic and spiritual development.

Hardness: 2.5 – 3

Chemical Composition: (K,Na,Ca, Ba, H3O,NH4)(Al,Mg,Fe,Li,Cr,Mn,V,Zn)2-3(Si,Al,Fe)4O10(OH,F)2

Moqui Balls© / Mochi Balls

Iron and sandstone said to be names after Native American Indians that lived in the Moqui Desert.  These are also sometimes called Shaman stones.

For centuries these have been used by shamanic tribes and are said to bring knowledge to the user of both the ancient ways and future ways. They protect the environment and bring synthesis of male and female.  They are said to bring insight and with this bring insight as to what is right.  It is said that they can be used for contact with extra-terrestrials and can be used in vision quests and shamanic journeying.

They stimulate Qi/Chi energy, grounding, protecting and helps to recognise and understand self.  Mochi balls radiate peace and harmony.  The protect the environment in which they are placed. 

Chakras: Root – Aligns energy centres, relieves blockages.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for: physical instability, for people who have constrictions and restrictions in the veins, muscles arteries, bone loss and balancing deficiencies in the immune system.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for health and balance, a pair of Mochi balls in the southwest to attract love and enhance already existing relationships.

 

Moldavite

It is a tektite found in Czechoslovakia that was formed during meteoritic action. Formed 15 million years ago and has extra terrestrial origin.

Also see Tektite.

It has been used since the Stone Age as a talisman for good fortune and fertility. It stimulates cooperation between those of extraterrestrial origins and those who are experiencing life on earth. It can bring you to direct communication with the higher self, ascended masters, and extraterrestrials. Accelerating spiritual growth and allowing you to receive spiritual guidance.

It magnifies the vibration of other crystals if used in combination. Use of moldavite requires grounding otherwise it can leave you spaced out or root less. It is said it can help you go forward or backwards in time for insights.

It can be useful for those who are sensitive and find it hard being incarnation on the earth plane such as star children. It is inspirational, can help bring unexpected solutions, energising, and downloads information from the akashic record.

Chakra: Heart, third eye and Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; asthma, clearing toxins, anger, grief, fear and in making you aware of the cause and source of dis-ease. Helps balance and release emotions especially in those who have hidden emotional trauma.

Feng Shui:

Used anywhere in the house it can bring change and/ or balance. If placed in the centre it can bring balance, health and grounding.

Hardness: 5.5-6.55

Chemical Composition: SiO2 79.97% with a large combinations of other elements in smaller percentages

Molybdenite

Molybdenite is calming, it can assist is seeing the truth of a situation even in the face of wilful blindness.  It has an immense balancing effect especially on one’s life,

Chakra: All, aligns and balances all chakras and absorbs negative energy held within any chakra.

Folk Remedies:

Should be used with care due to its possible toxicity.  It is believed to help reduce Fever and infection and can be useful in balancing the circulatory system.

Hardness: 1 – 1.5

Chemical Composition: MoS2

Other Useful Information:

Handle with care, wash hands after use.  Do not use to make elixirs and do not cleanse or place in water.

Moonstone

A stone of new beginnings and is long associated with goddess energy and the moon as well as cycles. It is reflective, balancing, introspective, and helps one to realise that new beginnings are the fruition of each end.

It can enhance intuition, empathy; enhance lucid dreaming and psychic abilities. It helps recognise ups and downs and acknowledge changing cycles. It can ease emotional tension, balances male and female energies, soothes and stabilises emotions. It has a powerful effect on the reproductive system in women and helps alleviate menstrual dis-ease.

It helps promote creativity, self expression and removal of obstacles from one’s path. Ideal given to someone who is about to travel as a protective talisman and it is said to bring calmness coupled with awareness.

Chakra: Crown and solar plexus

Folk Remedies:

Moonstone is believed to be of benefit for: enhancing assimilation of nutrients, elimination of toxins, digestive system, pregnancy, child birth, fertility eases PMS, insomnia, swelling, malaria , stings and bites, and circulatory disorders. It is also said to be of benefit to the skin, hair and eyes and believed to prevent sleep walking.

Feng Shui:

Place in the northwest for travel; centre for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection or in the west for creativity. It can also be placed in pairs for love in the southwest.

Black

It is grounding and helpful for releasing emotions or blocked/repressed energy.

Chakra: root, crown

Blue

High vibration, however is colour enhanced. It has a powerful effect on the un awakened. It creates a gateway to exceedingly high levels of consciousness and multi-dimensions. It is said to enable you to have a foot in both worlds spiritual and physical and is thought to help the neck and spine, releases muscle tension, blood vessels, and brining subtle energies into perfect function.

Chakra: Crown and throat

Rainbow

Carries in it the vibration of cosmic light and offers spiritual healing for all humanity. It is said to be able to take you on multi dimensional journeys and teaches us that we all part of many cycles that are unfolding.

It boosts intuition and helps you read symbols and synchronicities. May leave sensitive people feeling emotionally overwhelmed. It is said to be beneficial to internal organs, eyes, arteries and veins.

Chakra: Crown and Higher Crown

Hardness: 6

Chemical Composition: K(AlSi3O8)

Morganite

Morganite is a type of Beryl; also see Beryl for additional properties.

It said to aid in bringing love into one’s life or assisting in maintaining love that is already there.  It teaches equality in not only relationships but between the sexes.

It is a powerful stone for use in ceremonies around the medicine wheel. It is said that it can assist in issues of self control, assists in communication and listening from the heart.

Folk Remedies:

IT is believed that Morganite can be of benefit in; emphysema, tuberculoses, asthma, and in stabilising the heart and lungs

Chakra: Heart (activator, cleanser, and stimulator)

 

Hardness: 7.5 – 8

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6

Other Useful Information:

Contains Aluminium.

Mother Of Pearl

Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow.

It is said to carry with it gentle and peaceful healing energy of the sea. It is relaxing and soothes emotions, sensitivity and stress.  It is said to bring prosperity, heighten intuition and psychic sensitivity.  It expands the imagination and creativity.

It shields and protects (especially so for children) from negative influences and can transmute negative energy. A traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. It is also used to access primordial and racial memories.

 

It also has strong emotional connections, balancing and soothing turbulent emotions and assisting in releasing emotions that are inhibitive.  Calming and soothing to temper or feelings of fear.  It enables you to more easily express feelings of love.  Mother of Pearl helps with clarity in decision making and is helpful for endurance, organisation and for home life.

Chakra: Crown and third eye

Folk Remedies;

Said to be of benefit for; high blood pressure, dizziness, vision, cataracts, wound healing and stress.

Feng Shui;

Placed in money box/ cash till in a business to bring prosperity or in the wealth area.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition: CaCO3