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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 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.

Agate

Ajoite

Amber

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 a 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

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.

Amber

Amber

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 wearers 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 a 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 intellectual consciousness of the third chakra. Working with both these chakras, Amber supports creating universal abundance.

Green Amber stimulates healing at 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 affect 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 unit 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 losses its organic compounds through extreme heat and pressure, thus creating a more stable mineral.

Amethyst

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 are 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 a 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 work space or home. 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.

Angelite

Angelite is a light blue stone discovered in Peru during the harmonic convergence [1987], 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 purpose. 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

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.

Aqua Aura Quartz

Aqua Aura Quartz is clear quartz crystal permanently surrounded by 24KT gold vapor producing a brilliant turquoise, opalesecent 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 Fifth Dimension within 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 cellular structure than a clear quartz crystal.

Aquamarine

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 an essence of the angelic realm, and creates peace to 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.

Aragonite

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 are 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 deeper vibrational level of physicality. It helps nourish the adrenal and pituitary glands with 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 secure connection into Earth’s creative energy. [*Thanks to Dorothy Roeder, “Crystal Co-Creators”]

Aventurine

Aventurine is a dark green to light green mineral with sparkling inclusions of a secondary mineral known as fushite. 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 affect.) 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 an 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 Fuchite, a chrome mica mineral. The mica flake inclusions also produce the silver or golden sheen seen in Aventurine. Energetically, Fuchite 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, Geothite, 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 of 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 an 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 hemetite grounds your focus…a very nice harmonic combination.

Pink Aventurine is additionally assisted by mineral hemetite 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 loving balance between the physical, emotional and mental self. Pink Aventurine can focus 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

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 auraherkimer 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.

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