Aegirine, a sodium iron silicate, is found in Greenland, Russia, Canada, So. Africa and the US. It is a sodium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 6 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Found in its green state, it is called Acmite, but is rarer than the more common black form. Black Aegirine is found growing in the stones Nuumite (Greenland) and Charoite (Russia).
This is probably the best mineral for removing negative energy from the physical body and for removing stuck energy from the subtle bodies of the aura. It activates a positive flow and is an excellent protection crystal to carry or wear. One of its stronger messages is to not fear the darkness or negativity but to let your inner light shine with confidence and courage.
Few stones can carry their weight when removing entities from the aura, but Aegirine is the tool you should reach for whenever doing work of this nature. We can all become vulnerable to imbalance or negativity when we experience fear or anger… Both powerful emotions that compromise the aura and our energy. Once succumbing to these emotions, we open ourselves up to auric holes and energy vampires.
Working with Aegirine in a crystal layout will gradually regenerate a damaged auric field. Used in conjunction with Moldavite, Aegirine has enhanced powers of ridding the aura of negative energy. If you are fond of Black Tourmaline for deflecting negative energy, you will enjoy the added qualities of Black Aegirine. This stone doesn’t deflect the negativity, it clears it from the body, the subtle auric bodies and creates a protective shield around you.
Agate has soothing energy and improves vitality and self-esteem. It is also good for grounding. Agate is associated with the first chakra.
Agate can be white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray, black, banded, or multicolored.
A member of the quartz family, it has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Agate is a form of chalcedony – it is distinguished from other forms of chalcedony in that it has to be banded.
Forms of Agate include Geodes, Blue Lace Agate, Botswana, Condor, Crazy Lace, Dendritic, Eye, Fire, Fortification, Iris, Laguna, Mos, Onyx, Sagenite, Sardonyx, and Snakeskin.
Botswana - gentle energy that helps the body and emotions adapt to change; helps to adjust to change and new ideas.
Banded Agates - to use 4-D energy to connect you to Earth energy (trees and plant kingdom).
Moss Agate - energized by the angelic kingdom help humanity recognize its spiritual potential.
Fire Agate - grounds, balances, teaches harmony.
Ajoite is an exceedingly rare secondary mineral formation growing in quartz from Messina, South Africa. It appears as beautiful turquoise colored inclusions in crystals and rough quartz which amplifies the uplifting energy of the Ajoite. This mineral brings a sense of peace within and energizes and activates the Higher Heart Chakra. Activating the Higher Heart enables the other chakras to open to what is needed, but not necessarily to what you think you want.
This stone radiates pure love and surrounds you with a feeling of unconditional support and loving guidance. It can teach you to live this unconditional love and lead you to an understanding of the Divine and the connectedness of all beings. It also eliminates negative thoughts and feelings. Ajoite helps souls to recognize and rejoin others on Earth with whom they bonded in the past and planned to find in another incarnation. It also helps those on earth find guides in the spirit world.
Ajoite joins the Throat chakra to the Heart chakra, enabling one to be comfortable speaking one’s own emotional truth which will lead one to be at peace in one’s life.
Using an Ajoite in quartz crystal in meditation and dream work will assist you in
communication with your Higher Power and other spiritual souls along your path. It can also help in drawing out negative energy from the body and then fill the cleared, or empty, space with love. Use your Ajoite to maintain and revitalize your total well being with joy and love. Use it to help the realization of your dreams. Bring a piece of the Divine into your life when you bring an Ajoite crystal home.
Amazonite, a type of feldspar, is a wonderful Spring-time mineral in that it assists you in releasing what is old in your life. Meditating, sleeping and carrying this mineral will support all the “letting go” you are ready to create this season. Most commonly found in a deep turquoise color Amazonite soothes the emotions by releasing aggravation, sensitivity and any anger over not being who, where or what you want to be in life. In this way, it helps release negative energy you may be holding about what seems out of your control in your life.
Amazonite is especially supportive and healing for the Heart Chakra and the Higher Heart Chakra. It can support the remembrance of your spiritual design, or plan, before birth; restrengthening your contract and relationship with the God-Head.
The actual prismatic structure of Amazonite promotes the alignment of the physical world of chaos and duality and the astral world of spiritual dimensions -the physical bodies and the astral bodies. This beautiful mineral moves you into an energy of remembered perfection helping you to be an example of that perfection for all you meet.
Because of its ability to overcome duality and find peace with different realities, Amazonite is an excellent stone to use during past-life recall by helping the body and the mind to adapt to critical points or concepts that you are resisting as a possibility. In past life work, Amazonite should be used sparingly and can also be used as an elixir and during sleep for dreamwork release.
Our next supply of Amazonite is from a recently closed mine in Minas Garais, Brazil, and grows with Quartz Crystal encrustations and Black Tourmalineencrustations. These additional mineral formations place the mineral in what is called Crystal Harmonics, adding focus and release, enhancement and harmony into an already full mineral pallet.
Amber is not a rock, but a fossilized resin usually in hues of golden to yellow-brown. It has been found in natural hues of green, red and blue. Developing in four colors, and two hues of yellow, Amber can be used on several chakras.
Amber shows strong healing abilities by assisting the body in self-healing. It has a long history of absorbing and transmuting negative energy. Rather than deflecting the negative energy of either the wearer or someone in the wearer's vicinity, Amber literally absorbs these energies, taking the negativity into itself and transmuting it into positive energy. The best way to clean Amber under these circumstances is to sit it in full sun to moon to sun cycle, or outside for 24-48 hours in pure, unfiltered sunlight. It can also be smudged with sage smoke.
Its resin nature reflects the flow of life. Showing us how to move through life rather than getting caught in societal beliefs or distractions that arise. Amber’s nature is to not harden but to stay fluid as life moves around it, only taking form after reflecting its surroundings.
Golden Amber stimulates the pineal gland and the crown chakra. It encourages the intellectual consciousness of the third chakra. Working with both these chakras, Amber supports creating universal abundance.
Green Amber stimulates healing in the fourth chakra. It supports the heart and the flow of blood through the arteries and veins of the blood system.
Red Amber is excellent at the first chakra to keep pranic energy moving. Use it for kidney stones and bladder infections. It is a good stone to use while undertaking a body detox.
Blue Amber, which is very rare, can be used at the fifth chakra or sixth chakra. If using it at the sixth chakra, place it directly on the third eye to release any blocks you might have to intuitive work, such as clairvoyance or channeling. When placed at the fifth chakra, it can help you speak with more fluidity and confidence.
Blue Amber can also have a stimulating effect when it shows internal redness. This means that on the surface the mineral will appear blue, but will be seen as deep red when looking through its center. The blue and red together emit a purple ray that can unite the first and seventh chakras to unite the entire chakra system.
We are very fortunate to have found some of this Blue Amber on a recent trip to Tucson. Take advantage of this rare find and come in during April to try some of this beautiful Amber.
Copal, many times referred to as Amber, is a “younger Amber” and not yet fossilized. It is less expensive than natural Baltic or African Ambers but will still have the same attributes as golden Amber. Amber begins as copal, but loses its organic compounds through extreme heat and pressure, thus creating a more stable mineral.
Amethyst, with its pale to deep purple coloring, reminds us of royalty and the Divine. Still regarded as the Bishop’s Stone, it has a rich and ancient history dating back to the Israelites and the holy Breast Plate of Arron. Its purple color is associated with St. Germaine and the Archangel Zadkiel. Both keepers of the Divine Path of service and humility.
Each continent of the world produces its own unique form of Amethyst. Brazil brings a medium to dark purple Amethyst that carries a high frequency suitable for meditation and for relieving a nervous stomach or indigestion.
The most highly prized Amethyst is from Uruguay. These minerals have the deepest and most pronounced purple coloration. Many of the Uruguay Amethysts have rare Calcite Crystals growing inside the geode formation.
Vera Cruz Amethyst grows in pale lavender, to occasional medium purple. It has frequent double terminations and the crystal grows with six uniform sides rather than the more common alternating large-small, large-small, large-small sided variation. Vera Cruz Amethyst holds a gentle and quiet vibration that’s perfect for aiding your sleep patterns, for relaxing after a stressful day or soothing a headache.
Candle Amethyst, or Pine Cone Amethyst, formations stabilize astral travel and are helpful for higher dimensional work during channeling.
Canadian Amethyst, metaphysically called “Auralite”, with hematite inclusions, is another wonderful grounding amethyst for implanting and stabilizing the Purple Ray into your workspace or home.
Crowned Amethyst, is found in Eastern Canada alongside amethyst and hematite. It is a banded amethyst point with broad strips of smokey quartz and amethyst with a powerful crowning of hematite inclusions and amethyst at the termination. Usually, the crystal is found with multiple terminations. Crowned Amethyst can be used as a grounding stone along with dark purple amethyst for an inclusive experience. It can also be used to release ancient emotional and spiritual holdings from the etheric and the physical bodies. This stone will ground you into a deeper understanding of what you need to release to have a deeper experience on your Earth Walk. Dreaming with it to release held-onto history will be a benefit. Use a Crowned Amethyst at your feet or hips with a dark purple amethyst as your crown or held in your hands. It is a wonderful way to finally release your fears and night terrors. However you decide to use this crystal, it will be well worth your efforts.
Spirit Amethyst, often referred to as Spirit Quartz, is a powerful Crown Chakra stone that encourages inner peace. You can recognize Spirit Quartz as a complete quartz crystal entirely surrounded by multiple, tiny, crystalline encrustations. Spirit Amethyst is an entire crystal surround by tiny amethyst crystals. Its formation is similar to Candle Quartz, another excellent crystal for meditation and introspection.
Spirit Amethyst instantly transforms any negative energy into positive energy. While this stone thoroughly cleanses and energizes the aura, it can also be used to cleanse and charge an individual chakra. I often use one of these crystals in a crystal healing session to energize stagnate areas in the body, the successful results are instantaneous.
Spirit Quartz can also contain the additional mineral of Rhodizite, giving the outer encrusting crystals a yellowish appearance. The addition of Rhodizite seems to give Spirit Amethyst a higher focus and frequency, which enhances it’s energy to the Crown Chakra with little effort.
These crystals are found as either individual hand held points or in clusters. The clusters are very energized and extremely happy.
Come by the center to try out any of these wonderful Amethyst family choices.
No matter which variety of Amethyst you are drawn to it will remind you to listen to the still small voice within. It asks you to release old beliefs and patterns that you may open the pathways of possibility and Divine Truths.
A combination of Amethyst and Citrine, Ametrine is one of the many harmonic crystals available for the crystal aficionado. This natural Bolivian crystal growing as a dual mineral holds the depth and insightfulness of Amethyst with the consciousness and enlightenment of the Citrine. Uniting the feminine and the masculine it brings balance and harmony to the user. It connects the physical and spiritual realms.
Amphibole Quartz, or Angel Phantom Quartz, is an aware variety of included quartz from Brazil. The inclusions may include Actinolite (white; more iron than magnesium), Tremolite (white; more magnesium than iron), Hornblende (pale grey/white), Riebeckite (grey), or Richterite (brown, yellow, red, green) in combinations or singly. The colors, depending on the combinations of minerals will range from white, orange, red and brown.
This unusual crystal connects to both the sixth chakra and the crown chakra. Its high frequency expands consciousness and awakens the vibrations of the angelic dimensions. Using one of these crystals will assist in your abilities to receive guidance from spirit guides and teachers and your angelic helpers. It is also an excellent mineral to keep with you when trying to connect with the energy of a loved one that has passed. It keeps the energy of peace and love in the atmosphere in which it is being used. Unlike some other crystals that awaken the upper chakras, Amphibole Quartz has a mellow and calming effect when in use.
Use this crystal while meditating to keep centered to receive insights and guidance. It may also help you to uncover deeply hidden emotion patterns from childhood traumas and past lives that you may have brought forward into this life to resolve and heal. Healing past life trauma will enable you to move forward more easily with your dreams and aspirations.
Phantoms always speak to us of past lives. And this particular specimen is no exception. The more phantoms seen in the quartz crystal, the more effective it will be for working with past lives.
Sleeping with an Amphibole Quartz will calm the inner voices that may trouble you causing worry or stress. Try keeping one by your bedside to eliminate insomnia and restlessness.
Angelite is a light blue stone discovered in Peru during the harmonic convergence , but it is also found in Great Britain, Germany, Egypt, Mexico, Poland and Libya. Forming in nodules and masses it is a symbol of the love and light being communicated in the universe today.
It promotes peace in the world and creates unity with celestial life. Angelite gemstone is actually formed from compressed Celestite over many millions of years. Angelite, also referred to as Blue Anhydrite, is a pale lilac-blue stone with a Mohs Hardness of 3.5 with an orthorhombic crystal structure.
The name ‘anhydrite’ comes from the Greek phrase ‘an hydro’ means without water. Its hardness of 3.5 makes it a soft mineral that converts into Gypsum if immersed in water [you will see a fine white powder on the outside of your stone after immersion].
Just holding a slice of Angelite will naturally bring relaxation and a sense of peacefulness. This stone creates awareness and promotes compassion and understanding. Wearing or carrying a piece of Angelite will hold you in a state of peace and love. To be in its presence is like washing yourself in a bath of tranquility. It brings serenity, inner peace and a sense of calm and it dispels anger, fear, aggression, and stress, and encourages forgiveness. Angelite connects you to your Light Body and facilitates psychic healings and links the physical body with the ethereal energy field. And it is helpful in telepathic communication and communication with angels.
Angelite also helps in self-expression and communication. You can also use Angelite to unblock energy pathways. I have used it successfully for easing pain from any injury, and you can place a slice of Angelite over a broken bone to accelerate bone healing.
It is also believed to be a good stone for meditation purposes. It can be used for treating thyroid, headache, throat inflammations, weight control and to alleviate the pain of stomach ulcers and sunburn. Its elixir is used for afflictions like sore throat, tonsillitis, and laryngitis and also to alleviate symptoms of heart disease.
The best way for cleaning the stone is by wiping it with a slightly damp, soft cloth or a very soft jewelry cloth as it can be scratched easily. And you can also place it on its counterpart, Selenite, to clear it after a healing treatment.
Apophyllite enables the light-body to hold more spiritual resonance in the physical. This is a great stone for the current changes and accelerations we’re experiencing. Apophyllite creates a positive atmosphere while in a negative environment or situation. It reminds us that there is no place for fear or negativity when we are surrounded by light and angelic helpers.
This stone creates a conscious connection between the physical and the spiritual realms. It easily opens up all aspects of your awareness to higher dimensional life forms and inter-dimensional information. It reminds us that these inter-dimensional aspects are a normal part of our inner lives and thus our outer lives. The more frequently we work with Apophyllite it opens our abilities to see the universal love in all situations, and with all beings.
An aid to astral travel, Apophyllite provides a clear remembrance to the physical form, providing you with a strong connection to self during astral travel. This strong connection allows you to hold the memory of what you experienced and learned while traveling so you can retain what you learned and have access in a practical and useful way.
Apophyllite also creates a strong experience of self reflection so you may recognize your own behavior with others and correct any deficiencies or lack in your personality.
Use an Apophyllite pyramid on the Third Eye to enhance and stimulate your intuitive visions. Try gazing through the bottom of a pyramid to find a “star-gate” when you choose to astral travel.
As an elixir, this mineral helps relieve symptoms of asthma or emphysema. It is healing and strengthening for the lungs. You can place a grid of Apophyllite in the four corners of your room to also ease asthmatic symptoms. Placing a grid of four pyramids in your room will also enhance your dreamwork and raise the vibration for of any location.
Aquamarine is a pale blue to blue-green beryl. It is mined in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Africa, and the US. Aquamarine is cooling and calming. It can relieve depression, anger, and negativity. Aquamarine represents the essence of the angelic realm and creates peace for those who wear it or carry it with them. While wearing an Aquamarine, you can visualize calm and peace moving through each cell of your body, flowing into your heart and then moving from the heart to each cell. In this way, the Aquamarine energy fills the body and moves through creating peace on all levels.
Generally associated with the throat chakra (5th), Aquamarine soothes a scratchy throat by calming and opening up the fifth chakra to speak with greater ease and to speak with greater kindness. This mineral helps to balance the emotional body with the mental body. Aquamarine can be used as an elixir to help when stopping drug addiction or habit-forming substances.
Aquamarine has been considered a sacred stone throughout ancient times. It has been a symbol of happiness and eternal youth, moderation, and self-control. It has been used to protect seafarers and to keep sailors fearless. It strengthens the spleen, the liver, the kidneys, and the thyroid.
Aquamarine is a very feminine stone and is associated with goddess energies such as Diana, Athena, Quan Yin and Mary. A water element mineral, it will work with calming your inner child. It will provide strength, courage and conviction to the healing of forgotten aspects of the child that still needs to be healed.
When combined with Amethyst, your Aquamarine is an excellent stone to keep with you while resolving issues of grief. This combination will help in releasing attachment to a loved ones physicality while still holding a loving emotional and spiritual connection to the one who has been lost.
Aqua Aura Quartz
Aqua Aura Quartz is clear quartz crystal permanently surrounded by 24KT gold vapor producing a brilliant turquoise, opalescent crystal. Where artificially altered crystals can be metaphysically less valuable, this treated crystal is enhanced by the alchemical treatment.
Embued with the ninth & tenth rays of higher vibrational healing, this stone enables the bearer to connect with the eighth chakra more easily and securely. These stones, as single crystals or clusters, are excellent used around the head for allergies and headaches.
Aqua Aura Quartz is a Metallic Quartz Crystal. Whenever we change an original form into a new form, without compromising the original’s integrity, a harmonic is created. This expresses the Fifth Dimension within the Third Dimensional reality. Each crystal will naturally hold the properties of the metals to which they are bonded and can focus energy up to ten times more powerfully into the cellular structure than a clear quartz crystal.
Aragonite is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5-4 on the mohs scale. It is found in colors including white, grey, reddish, yellow-green and blue. The most popular varieties are red and blue. It grows prismatic crystals, concretions, stalactitic masses, and forms the skeleton of a number of marine organisms, living and fossilized. The most common in metaphysics is the polished concretions, the reddish Aragonite Star Cluster (Morocco) and Blue Aragonite (China).
Aragonite heals and balances the root chakra and helps both physical and emotional flow. This is an excellent stone to calm and direct erratic physical energy, such as can be found with hyperactivity and prematurely (or unprepared) aroused kundalini energy.
Aragonite reaches deeper into the physical vibration than calcite. And because it can balance the electrical flow of the pineal and pituitary glands, it can help discharge unconscious overlays being held from past life emotional traumas. Aragonite can also be used during meditation to open inner visions of forgotten past lives. Star Clusters can be used to research past lives and discover what lessons need to be addressed in this life. Here is a stone that can be used on both spectrums of the chakra system with ease.
Aragonite has the same electrical properties of Calcite but has a deeper vibrational level of physicality. It helps nourish the adrenal and pituitary glands with the electrical flow for ideal balance and function.
Carrying or wearing an Aragonite Star Cluster can enhance emotional strength and confidence. If you choose to wear your Aragonite, it will appreciate being cleaned frequently with sage smoke (weekly smudging) or placing it on a Selenite log nightly. You can place an Aragonite cluster over each chakra, in place of clear Quartz Cluster, to rebalance the chakras and release blockages that do occur.
Blue Aragonite can relieve the suppression of lost emotions and the stagnant emotional state they create. Blue Aragonite encourages you to embrace all that life has to offer and see the beauty rather than the tragedy, the grace rather than the trials. Here is a stone that understands that life is not about whether the glass is half-full or half-empty, but rather the gratitude that comes from acknowledging that there is a glass to decide upon.
*Aragonite is one of the few stones useful if ingested in concentrations greater than those found in an elixir. Soak a piece of Aragonite in a glass of water with one teaspoon of vinegar for about 24 hours. Drink approximately one ounce every four hours. (This is an excellent formula for over extended adrenals or over-stimulated kundalini energies.)
As a regular elixir, it helps restore the base chakras' ability to make a secure connection into Earth’s creative energy. [*Thanks to Dorothy Roeder, “Crystal Co-Creators”]
Aventurine is a dark green to light green mineral with sparkling inclusions of a secondary mineral known as Fuschite. When displaying a reddish-brown hue, the stone can have inclusions of hematite. It reminds us of springtime and abundance, regeneration and growth.
Aventurine is one of the best stones to use for any ailment, or for the rebuilding of the physical body. It can be used to repair muscles, tissue, and nerves. You can use Aventurine to cool inflammations, sunburns, burns, infections, bites or fevers. This stone is very useful after oral surgery used in conjunction with blue lace agate. (You can even cool your stones in the refrigerator for an even greater cooling effect.) Alternate Blue Lace Agate with your Aventurine… one to cool and one to begin the healing. This technique can also be used after any physical trauma or surgery. Aventurine is a harmonic mineral comprised of more than two separate minerals creating a harmonious frequency unavailable with only one of the minerals. Not only does Aventurine illicit the previously mentioned healing properties, but it also comprises the attributes or characteristics of all the additional minerals composing its structure.
Aventurine gets its green coloration from Fuchsite, a chrome mica mineral. The mica flake inclusions also produce the silver or golden sheen seen in Aventurine. Energetically, Fuchsite also adds an elimination of servitude and the ability to be self-reflective in recognizing personal flaws.
The next two minerals in Aventurine create its reddish to reddish-brown inclusions. These are formed by one of two, and sometimes both, separate minerals. Firstly, Hematite, and it is used for a variety of grounding purposes as well as stimulating mental processes and to help you in realizing that you are the only person that places limitations on yourself. Secondly, Goethite, another good mineral for mental processes, helps you enjoy life more and can intensify your concentration.
Wherever it is placed, or however it is used, Aventurine will bring balance and well being to the physical body and can also add clarity of mind. If you do not have Aventurine in your mojo bag or just carried in your purse or pocket… it might be time. White and Pink Aventurine are variations of this wonderful stone.
As with all silica oxide-based minerals, quartz is the base with these two stones and acts as the stabilizing force for the vibrational make-up of the stones themselves. The quartz in both White Aventurine and Pink Aventurine acts as the source for amplifying, focusing, storing, transferring and transforming energy – mental (thought), physical (bodily) or emotional(feelings)- or a combination of any of the three. It also acts as a bridge or connection between the physical/body and the mental/mind. Because it is a conduit for thought, it also acts as both a sending force and a receiving force of the other minerals within the stone.
White Aventurine’s reflective qualities are seen with the mica inclusions in quartz and can help you to see the individual soul of each person – friend or foe – seeing them with the eyes of your Christ-Self rather than through eyes of ego, fear or judgment. Because mica grows like the plates of the earth, it can be used to create grids for earth stabilization -and to create stabilization in areas of your life where relationships or a life focus is unstable. Creating a grid of White Aventurine and Pink Aventurine around photos of warring loved ones (even yourself & another) can aid the healing process, relieve internal stresses and create a bridge of harmony and love. Here, the quartz amplifies the intent, the mica stabilizes and the hematite grounds your focus…A very nice harmonic combination.
Pink Aventurine is additionally assisted by mineral hematite and can help you realize that you are the only person placing limitations on yourself. Here, Pink Aventurine focuses both your energy and emotions to bring a loving balance between the physical, emotional and mental self. Pink Aventurine can focus on the dissolution of negativity and create a more loving atmosphere or space. And, with bringing a more present concentration of all your intents, whenever you¹re grounded, you¹re more present!
Azurite the flow between the heart and third eye; opens the heart to higher rays and stabilizes the increased electrical flow associated with that; raises consciousness; clears and stimulates the mind, stimulates clairvoyance; urges the soul to enlightenment.
Use with Aqua Aura, Herkimer Diamonds, and Moldavite to anchor yourself. As an elixir, it assists in the assimilation of trace elements. Good for treating thyroid problems, throat and joint issues, and the skin. Associated with the fifth and sixth chakras.