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Different minerals are traditionally associated with different elements. Below is a list of some of the more common associations between minerals and the elements.

  • Earth: agate, emerald, halite, hematite, jade, obsidian, onyx, quartz
  • Air: diamond, fluorite, opal, topaz, turquoise, zircon
  • Fire: amber, carnalian, fire opal, garnet, red calcite, red jasper, ruby
  • Water: amethyst, aquamarine, azurite, blue calcite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire
  • Spirit: danburite, diamond, quartz

For grounding, when there is a need to return to basics, starting over again, back at the beginning, at the Root Chakra. At the end of some trying time or situation, this is a renewal place to begin again.

Amblygonite calms and sooths and balances you in time and space. Releasing traumas of the past it brings the emotional body into balance and clarity to the mind. Imparting a sense of divinity and immortality, It is considered to be the food of the gods. It helps those in the arts to bring new ideas and creativity. It releases blocks helping to bring ideas into reality. It is a bringer of insight into duality and helping us to resolve any issues we might have. Affects all chakras and is associated with the Taurus Sun Sign.

Amethyst is a stone of contentment. It is said to balance the energy of the intellectual, emotional and physical bodies. It clears the aura and bestows stability and peace. Amethyst provides the sense of commonsense in making decisions. It can also help business affairs to prosper. Amethyst can be useful for one who is attempting to find freedom from an addictive personality.

Ametrine disperses negativity from the aura and facilitates the release of blockages in the physical, mental, emotional and auric bodies. Ametrine enhances compatibility. It works in all areas; the amethst raising the clearing quality of citrine to a higher level of vibration while expanding the extent of the energy.

Apophyllite is an aid to meditation and helps make a conscious connection with the spiritual world. It has been used to help in fire walking and astral travel. It is said to one see the truth and then act on it, and is an energy stimulator. Folklore says that It relieves tired eyes when placed on the eyelids. When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision. Apophyllite is associated with the crown chakra.

Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It gives peace, and shielding for the aura. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travelers on water, and sailors. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra.

Azurite is called the "stone of heaven." It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily. It can enhance prophesy and divination. Azurite is said to help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation. Physically, azurite is professed by folklore to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevention, liver issues arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinuses, skin problems. Azurite is most closely related to the third eye chakra, and can balance, stimulate, and empower it. It will also work to align all of the chakras.

Calcite increases and amplifies energy. It can also be helpful in astral travel and in channeling, as well as with increasing intuition. All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress. Calcite is a protecting, purifying, grounding and centering stone, and can help bring inner peace. It also increases creativity, imagination, and prosperity. Calcite is also a stone of spirituality, wisdom and reconciliation. Calcite of different colors is great for using to open and balance the various chakras. Physically, calcites can heal back pain, increase physical strength, heal teeth, and are generally good for healing. Green calcites helps overcome addictions, heal joints, bones, kidney, bladder, and the endocrine system, relieve pain. Green calcite also helps with manifestation, abundance, and intuition. Blue calcite is particularly good for channeling and increasing energy. Yellow calcite is also particularly good for Shamanic work, meditation, channeling, intuition, and amplifying energy. Orange calcite reduces chronic fatigue, and increases psychic abilities. Red calcite brings courage and inner strength and energy to handle survival situations, and benefits sensuality/sexuality. Honey calcite is also very good for increasing energy. Optical calcite is beneficial for headaches. Pink calcite (manganocalcite) is a stone of love and amplifies Reiki and other universal life force energies. See extended calcite information including mineral data.
A multi-use crystal, to increase the power and effectiveness of a project about to be undertaken, for increasing one's psychic protection, for meditation, to help unfocus prior to a psychic reading.

Lifts the emotions, balances, and eases emotional heartache, attracts love and sweet dreams.
Chrysacolla (chrysocolla) is a stone of harmony, both on a universal level and a very specific level. It can be used to purify a place or remove negativity from a person. It is a very gentle stone and its energy works in a gentle, harmonious way. It can help ease fear, anxiety, and guilt. It is also used to communicate with the spiritual forces of the Earth. Physically, it is good for treating asthma, emphysema, TB, pneumonia, muscle cramps, spasms, arthritis, headaches, particularly tension headaches, and is used for protection during pregnancy and childbirth. Chrysacolla is primarily related to the throat chakra, although it can be used on the heart and solar plexus chakras.

Citrine is one of the minerals which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates it. It never need cleaning or cleansing. Called the merchant's stone, placing a cluster in one's cash box has produced income for merchants. Citrine illuminates energy of the root chakra and is used for kidney and bladder disorders.

Uplifting of the spirit, engages courage, level mindedness, return to reality.

Copper is considered a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates that mental agility, and quick wit. Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes, etc. Thus, copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Physically, copper is used in traditional folk remedy and crystal healing lore to bring in additional energies for all types of healing, treatment of arthritis, relieving pain of broken bones, sexual instability, and low energy.

Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.

Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, truth, protection, and brings peace. It protects psychically and in the physical realm. It helps one meditate and learn to go past the "chatter" that our minds tend to generate when first learning to meditate. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental issues. Physically it helps general health throughout the body's main skeletal and muscular systems. All colors are also good for auric cleansing. Mixed colors bring enhanced protection in the areas enhanced by all combined types. Clear fluorite guards against psychic attack and strengthens consciousness. Blue fluorite has the quality of protecting the emotions and restoring emotional balance. Purple fluorite strengthens mystical insight, psychic awareness, and can open the third eye. Green fluorite is an excellent all purpose healing stone that promotes healing on all levels. It also promotes self-love.
Assists the conscious mind and body in analyzing conditions and situations in a rational and non-emotional manner, it enables detachment of the mind from the emotions so that the thought process can utilize the intuitive in achieving a higher level of self understanding.

Garnet is the stone of health, extracting negative energy from the body. It is also know as the stone of commitment; to others, to oneself and to any purpose one follows. Garnet discourages chaotic and disruptive things from one's field. It can be used for purification and elimination of that which is in disorder.

Colorless, pink, red, yellow, green or blue. Salt crystal. Enhances good will, elevates moods, diminishes negativity. Incites initiative and thought; allows greater freedom to meeting contingencies. Allows one to see deep within to find solutions.

Hanksite provides information on trickery and illusion, sharpens perception and adeptness and awareness with the surroundings. This crystal enhances the solar plexus chakra, facilitates both a melding into another and recognizes the self and the non-self. Wonderful stone to use in meditation and advancement towards spirituality. It has been called "the juggler's stone", dispels introversion, utilizes creative forces and the creative forces of the universe.

Hanksite has been used to provide a stabilizing effect on ambulatory activities, stimulate hair growth and ameliorate head colds.

Jasper, a protective stone to help relieve pain. Whether worn or carried it is said to promote mental processes and to enable restraint against dangerous impulsive desires.

Kyanite never needs cleaning or clearing. It does not retain negative energy. The energy of kyanite is unlimited in application, making it a good attunement stone. It brings peace and a calming effect to the body and facilitates meditation.

Induces calmness, a tranquilizing effect against stress and negative emotions, helps to recognize one's need for making changes in thinking and behavior patterns. Alleviates stress, despondency, mood swings and anxiety. It is useful arrayed around your environment to calm and bring stability to chaotic areas. Lepidolite aids digestion and is used in the treatment of tendonitis and muscle cramps. It aids in maintaining youthful skin. Chakras :Corresponds to the third eye and activates throat, heart and crown chakras.

Malachite, the stone of transformation which helps with change and spiritual evolution. It can clear and activate all chakras, as well as balance them. Malachite is a stone that bridges the energy of the heart and root chakras. It is particularly useful for balancing and clearing the heart chakra. As such, it helps balance pure love, romance, and one's own well-being. Malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity/abundance, too. Malachite is also a very protective stone, being especially helpful for general protection, protection from evil, protection during pregnancy and childbirth, and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability and balance in general. It can decrease one's tendency to radiation illness, asthma, arthritis, and tumors.

Awaken psychic, ESP and mediumship qualities. Connecting with the Universal source of knowledge.
Quartz amplifies energy and thoughts. It is used in healing with other minerals and enables one to communicate with minerals, plants, animals and other forces. Quartz has been shown to cancel effects of harmful radiation. It provides for the purification of the physical, mental and spiritual bodies.

Quartz Crystal Clusters are very healing for all chakras. Brings light into the aura bodies, promotes spiritual expansion and awareness, clears negativity on all levels, aids emotional stability, speeds healing and brings goodness on every level. Quartz can be used to facilitate both speaking with, and receiving information from the spiritual and other worldly masters, teachers and healers. Quartz crystal plates serve to bring group energy to the surrounding environment, enhancing harmony in groups, in the family, and in other social environments. Great to have in an office environment when business meetings are frequent.

Associated with change, variety, creativity and progress, it will assist in working toward goals and to gain insight, strength and self-realization while aiding in resolving things from the past keeping from your goal. Use it during meditation to ultimately reach the profound, transcendental, and joyous state of knowing.

Rose Quartz is a calming, cooling energy which removes negativity and reinstates the loving forces of self-love. Known as the true love stone, it is great to have placed around the home for its gentling energy. Rose quartz is also good to wear to support the love of self and others.

Thulite helps us to relearn what forgot, teaches us to understand pain and suffering of abuse. You could say it is a new beginning in the way you view, feel and relate to love! Thulite helps us to have love and compassion for plant, mineral and animal kingdoms, it is a stone of harmony and compassion bringing the community together for the greatest good. It is wonderful for teaching children to love in both mind and spirit. Love and beauty and the capacity to create and express it.

Integrates and harmonizes left and right brain activity which enhances the person's psychic and medium ship abilities. Aids in balancing the whole person and the psyche.

Manifests spiritual qualities, healing, friendship & love, luck & money. As the Master Healer, guards against pollution from the environment, aligns and strengthens the body and protects against disease. Also promotes the absorption of nutrients and regenerates tissue, and is efficacious against eye disorders.

Helps you to adjust to and accept life when it's not what you hope for; helps a positive focus; integrates shadow energies, helps heal past lives; used mystically to clear emotional blockages and get blocked energy of all kinds moving again.
Wulfenite is also used in white magic rituals of all kinds, and is said to bring moving energy to this type of magic and is used for astral journeying and communication with higher beings. In crystal healing lore it is used for healing the reproductive system, energizing and revitalizing the body systems encouraging healing of all types.

Yttrium Fluorite is an unusual, rare and beautiful form of purple Fluorite. It does not cleave as other varieties of Fluorite and is extremely dense. Fluorite is known for being a mental body stone, but Yttrium is very different in that it is attached to the physical world. Yttrium Fluorite assists in grounding ideas by making things happen. Yttrium Fluorite will bring information down through the physical plane to a level more easily understood.

Chakras and their Colors, Energy, Element and their Stones

1st Chakra
Base, Root
Located at the base of the spine
Color: red or black
Energy Focus: Security grounding, physical energy, stability, will
Element: Earth. Physical body, survival, past impressions
Stones: black obsidian, black onyx, schorl, bloodstone, brecciated jasper, carnelian, cuprite, red garnet, hematite, leopardskin jasper, red calcite, red coral, red spinel, ruby, ruby aura quartz, thulite, tourmaline (rubellite), red zircon, Tigers Eye

  • Black tourmaline (schorl): This is a protective stone when your survival is threatened.
  • Hematite: This stone sets up protective boundaries when you feel your private space is being intruded into
  • feel as if others are intruding into your private space.
  • Black and snowflake obsidian help you to purge the material things you no longer need for growth.
  • Smoky quartz,helps to merge the energies of the first and seventh chakras.
  • Tiger's eye helps establish the security of your physical existence

2nd Chakra
Located below the navel
Color: Blue-green and orange
Energy Focus: Creativity, healing, sexuality and reproduction, desire, emotion, intuition.
Element: Water. Physical vitality, earthly emotions and sexual desire
Stones: amber, carnelian, crocoite, fire opal, golden beryl (heliodor), honey calcite, orange calcite, orange spinel, paraparadsha sapphire, peach aventurine, sheelite, sunstone

  • Bloodstone Used to stimulate energy.
  • Carnelian is associated with decision-making and creativity
  • Red garnet for enhancing patience.
  • Red jasper helps to connect us to the earth's flowing energies.
  • Ruby, enhances sensory awareness and passion.
  • Ruby in Zoisite give ruby's energy in a more grounded form

3rd Chakra
Solar Plexus
Located below breastbone, at solar plexas
Color: Yellow
Energy Focus: Protective, personal power, ambitions, Intellect
Element: Fire. Emotions, personal power, perseverance, will
Stones: amber, andalusite, chrysoberyl, citrine, golden tiger eye, honey calcite, hanksite, rutilated quartz, yellow-brown scapolite, sphalerite, sphene, sulphur, sunstone, topaz, yellow aragonite, yellow calcite, yellow carnelian, yellow jasper, yellow sapphire

  • Aragonite has a calming anger and stress and giving a stabilizing effect.
  • Citrine is the stone related to the balanced use of the will and manifesting abundance.
  • Golden calcite helps to integrate personal power in conflicting
  • Hanksite enhances the solar plexus chakra, facilitates both a melding into another and recognizes the self and the non-self.
  • areas like relationships and business.
  • Malachite Aids creativity by releasing congestion in the solar plexus
  • Rhodochrosite helps to relieve anxiety and tension by assisting in deep breathing
  • Rutilated quartz can add enhanced creative power to our dreams.
  • Pyrite enhances creative forces within ourselves to create abundance in our lives.
  • Tiger's eye Gives us insight on the best time to act on our dreams.
  • Unakite helps release that which inhibits our personal growth
  • Wulfenite harmonize emotions and help get in touch with them.

4th Chakra
Located in the center of the chest
Color: Green, Pink
Energy Focus: Universal conscoiusness, emotional balance, love and compassion, u.
Element: Air, Acceptance, surrender, balance, devotion, love.
Stones: actinolite, cuprite (balances heart chakra with root chakra), diopside, dioptase, emerald, fluorite, green apatite, green calcite, grossular garnet, euclase, jade, kunzite (spodumene) malachite, moldavite, moss agate, nephrite, pink manganocalcite, peridot, pink optical calcite, prase, rose quartz, rubellite, tourmaline (especially watermelon), variscite, zoisite

  • Aventurine associated with heart balanceing and with physical health.
  • Emerald brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith.
  • Green calciteGreen calcites helps overcome addictions, limiting beliefs and helps with manifestation, abundance, and intuition.
  • Green tourmaline opens an emotional depth to one's creations by adding the creative elements of the heart.
  • Lepidolite a tranquilzing affect against stress and harmful emotions.
  • Malachite releases congestion in the solar plexus, and aids creativity.
  • Malachite-Chrysocolla blends malachite's ability with chrysocolla's gift of soothing, calming and harmony.
  • Pink Calcite helps to release old and hurtful emotional patterns so that the heart can be open to receive and give unconditional love.
  • Rhodochrosite helps to relieve anxiety.
  • Rhodonite enhances our patience with others.
  • Rose quartz is the stone for helping to create unconditional love of self and others.

5th Chakra
Located at the neck above collar bone
Color: Blue
Energy Focus: Communication center, expression, divine guidance.
Element: Ether. Communication, expression, higher will
Stones: amazonite, aqua aura, aquamarine, blue calcite, blue lace agate, blue tigers eye, blue topaz, dumortierite (blue quartz), euclase (stimulates), kyanite, lapis, opal, blue smithsonite, sodalite, turquoise

  • Angelite helps us to dissolve anger and to communicate with non-physical beings such as angels and communication of long distances.
  • Aqua Aura teaches us that service to others is a means of self-expression.
  • Aquamarine helps finds for us a way of expressing in a tranquil way.
  • Blue lace agate helps to ground our communications with a sense of what can be accomplished.
  • Blue Topaz Stimulates creativity and helps us to communicate with confidence in that which we know to be true, and also stimulates creativity.
  • Celestite enhances our receptive tendancies and calms an over-active mind.
  • Chrysocolla promotes self confidence in communication with others
  • Lepidolite promotes calm and serenity
  • Larimar enables us to communicate with others that which we feel deeply in our hearts and souls.
  • Turquoise allows us to enlist others to assist us in realization of our desires.

6th Chakra
Third Eye
Location center above the eyebrows at medulla
Color: Indigo
Energy Focus: Intuition, psychic power, Spiritual awareness, light
Stones: amazonite, amethyst, apatite, apophyllite, azurite, chevron amethyst, charoite, indicolite, iolite, lapis, lepidolite picture rock, purple fluorite, sapphire, scolecite, sodalite, spinel (dark blue), sugilite

  • Amethyst, Helps in sleep and peaceful dreams. It is known as nature's tranquilizer.
  • Azurite helps us eliminate bad habits and destructive old programming.
  • Charoite helps to fade fears, both known and unknown.
  • Hawk's eye raises our point of view on our lives so we see it from above.
  • Kyanite reminds us that everything has a purpose, and that we are ultimately in charge, and often brings to surface beliefs we have accepted as fact.
  • Lapis helps in discovery of our hidden beliefs and brings them to the surface.
  • Sodalite reestablishes balance when one is emotionally or mentally confused.
  • Moss agate mitigates between the left and right side of our brains so we can utilize both.
  • Sugilite helps to cast out resentment and guilt.

7th Chakra
Located at the top of the head
Color: Golden White and Violet
Energy Focus: Cosmic consciousness, enlightenment, energy, perfection.
Subtle element: Intelligence. God consciousness, spiritual intelligence
Stones: amethyst, apophyllite, chevron amethyst, clear calcite, danburite, diamond, euclase, iolite, clear quartz, herkimer diamond, lepidolite, moonstone, opal, rainbow moonstone, scapolite (purple), scolecite, selenite, spodumene

  • Clear calcite links the spritual to understanding the problems on the earth plane.
  • Clear quartz Awakens psychic, ESP and mediumship qualities.
  • Danburite helps us achieve calm and serenity by viewing life from a soul perspective, even when life seems difficult.
  • Herkimer This form of clear quartz has the ability to dissolve chakra blockages.

All Chakras
Stimulation: garnet, quartz
Alignment: bloodstone, blue kyanite, calcite, dolomite
General Strengthening: boji stone, botswana agate, chrysoberyl, chrysocolla, crocoite, cuprite, danburite, fluorite, kunzite, kyanite, obsidian, quartz
Lower Chakras (Heart and Below): bloodstone, mookaite
Upper Chakras (Heart and Above): blue tigers eye (protection)

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