Magical Gemstones and Mystical Crystals
Discover The Magic of Gemstones and Crystals
Over the centuries many cultures have contributed to the legend, lore and mysticism that surround the various gemstones and crystals we are familiar with today.
Gemstones are naturally formed, crystalline shaped creations that originate from deep within the earth's core. Each one is uniquely different in both appearance and in the potential energies they may ultimately possess.
These magical gems are gifts of mother nature and have inspired philosophers, mystics, lovers and healers the world over...
Learn How to Choose Your Perfect Gemstone
Gems and crystals have metaphysical and healing qualities that can support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This innovative guide will help you choose a piece of jewelry ideal for your unique life path.
Which stones are right for you? Shakti Carola Navran offers a thorough introduction to astrology to help you identify the challenges and spiritual needs evident in your birth chart. A detailed list of sixty-four gems and crystals with full-color photos makes it easy to find the ones that can balance these conflicting energies. You'll learn how to "program" your stone with joy, peace of mind, self-confidence, or any other quality.
Healing Magic of Gemstones and Crystals
Amethyst (Stone of Sincerity): Reduces mental tension, promotes positive, healing dreams. Ancient Greeks believed that the amethyst protected them against drunkenness, unhealthy habits and leads to transformation. It's name is derived from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "not drunken."
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Aquamarine (Stone of Courage): Clears the mind, lifts ones spirit, calms fear and anxiety. Many believe that it protects sailors at sea, and prevents seasickness.
Azurite (Jewel of Wisdom): Revitalizes damaged tissue, stimulates thought and mental control.
Bloodstone:(Martyrs Stone)Can stimulate psychic powers, repel lightning, conjure storms and earthquakes. Also thought to cure inflammatory diseases, heal tumors, and stop bleeding. It's powdered form is considered an aphrodisiac in India. A good luck amulet for those born in March.
Citrine (Stone of Wealth): Good for mental focus, endurance, and self-esteem. Believed to bring you happiness and prosperity. It symbolizes hope, youth, health, wealth and fidelity.
Coral: Focuses thoughts for visualization and meditation exercises, helps arthritis. Red coral is carried for protection against demonic forces an all forms of black magic as well as the evil eye. Hang any color coral in your home to drive away negative influences, on your bed post to prevent night sweats, In your car to guard against accidents and thieves. To attract a new lover in your life, wear or carry pink coral.
Fluorite: Heals by releasing unwanted, negative energies. Ancient Romans believed that drinking alcoholic beverages from vessels carved of fluorite prevented drunkenness.
Garnet (Stone of Constancy): Garnet is said to stop bleeding, be of help for arthritis and varicose veins. Calms anger. Can balance yin and yang energies. Place under your pillow to ward off nightmares and evil spirits.
Malachite: Traditionally used to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional illness'. Helps to release negative feelings and guilt.Treats the eyes, abnormal blood sugar levels, muscle pain and circulatory diseases. Also can prevent vertigo.
Sapphire (Stone of Clear Thinking): Treats mental illness, calms the nerves.
Topaz: Enhances psychic abilities, overcomes fears, calms tension, restores the sense of taste and stimulates the appetite.Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Protects from falls, fires and drowning. A Topaz bracelet worn on the left wrist is said to keep away evil spirits and all forms of sorcery.
Some think it prevents sleepwalking and nightmares if placed under a pillow.
Turquoise: To protect against evil influences, carry a piece of turquoise in a blue charm bag on a Wednesday. A carved piece, brings good fortune into the house. It is often used as an evil eye counter-charm. Protects against poisonous bites, blindness, assassination and accidental death. Turquoise is known to absorb negative feelings and possess a strong healing vibration.
Note: Gemstones are not a substitute for proper diagnosis and treatment by a health professional. The details within this page are offered for informational and entertainment purposes only.
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Ancient Symbols of Love and Friendship
Aquamarine (Stone of Courage): Symbolizes beauty, honesty, loyalty. Legend says that wearing aquamarine earrings, brings love and affection into your life. It is also said that aquamarine will re-awaken love in long-time married couples. It is a good anniversary gift because it has a soothing influence to help them work out difficulties and ensure a long, happy marriage.
Diamond (Stone of Innocence): The traditional symbol of love, since ancient Greece. Symbolizes peace, fidelity, innocence, and serenity. It was once believed that diamonds endowed the wearer with charm and the ability to attract others.
At one time, it was thought that the "vein of love", ran directly from the heart to the tip of the third finger of the left hand, which is where we wear our wedding rings today.
Diamonds are a good luck charm for an Aries. It prevents nightmares, protects against evil when sleeping. Balances energy, brings confidence, divine wisdom and conscious awareness.
Garnet (Stone of Constancy): Symbolizes faith, truth, grace, sincerity, loyalty and fidelity. To attract a lover, wear a heart shaped garnet in a red velvet charm bag over your heart. Garnet is also known as the passion stone.
Lapis Lazuli (Stone of Fidelity): Helps one to be more kind, helpful and spiritually attuned. Used to draw love. It is often used for love spells and to ward off negative influences. It was the sacred stone to goddesses; Aphrodite, Venus and Isis.
Good luck to Capricorns.
Moonstone: Stimulates love, and passion, brings happy experiences to those who are sensitive. The stone is used in some parts of the world as a lucky charm to bring parted lovers together again.
Wear a ring with moonstone to attract your soul mate, inspire tender passions, or protect your love. Carry a moonstone to attract good luck or to prevent nervousness.
The Moonstone is said to be very potent for those born under Cancer
Onyx (Stone of Separation): Can be used to release and end a bothersome relationship. Controls amorous desires. It Is a grounding stone, valuable in difficult or confusing times. It absorbs and deflects emotional intensity and negativity of others. Black Onyx provides strength during times of extreme stress.
Opal (Stone of Cupid) or (Stone of Hope): Brings passion, love, stimulates emotional expression.
Good Luck for those born under the sign of Cancer.
Peridot (Gift from the Sun): Helps us open our inner sight to the spiritual Sun, develops inner vision and the ability to look into the future, frees one of jealous thoughts and counteracts negative emotions.
Rhodochrosite: Inspires forgiveness and heals emotions, attracts love into our life.
Rose Quartz:Crystal Quartz or Rose Quartz is a powerful Love Stone.
It is associated with the Heart Chakra as a crystal of love. It brings more love and compassion into our life. Heals broken hearts. Rose quartz also inspires tranquility, cheerfulness, and unfailing loyalty in long-term relationships. It soothes negative influences and is "The Stone Of Gentle Love", bringing peace and calm to relationships.
Ruby (Stone of Contentment): Symbolizes success, devotion, and integrity. Ancient lore is that the ruby is capable of reconciling lover's quarrels. A ruby engagement ring expresses passion and promise of the heart. It brings peace of mind, stimulates sexuality, removes evil and impure thoughts, banishes sorrows and prevents nightmares. A heart shaped ruby, attracts love when worn over the heart in a red velvet bag filled with seashells.
Good luck for those born under Leo.
The sapphire symbolizes sincerity, harmony, peace, and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. As a lucky charm, given by a man to his wife on their wedding day, it provides insurance for a happy marriage. It also, helps assure constancy among lovers.
Topaz: Symbolizes new beginnings, friendship and fidelity. In many parts of the world, topaz is given as gifts between friends to ensure that the friendship will last forever. Stimulates the intellect, increases courage, happiness, longevity, beauty, intelligence, protects against injury or attack.
Good luck when worn by those born in November.
Gems for Good Luck and Protection
Agate- Farmers, Gardeners, Gemini.
To attract good luck, aid in meditation, protect against accidental falls and all kinds of dangers.
Medieval people used this stone to reduce fever, relieve thirst, and protect against the bites of scorpions and snakes. The Ancient Romans believed that wearing an agate in a ring would bring special favor from the gods.
Over time, the stone became a lucky charm for people who work the soil. It has the power, some say, to make crops thrive in places otherwise barren, and the multicolored stone is more effective than a green thumb for making your garden grow.
Amethyst- Hunters, Businessmen, Sports-persons, Sailors, Lovers, Pisces Legends claim that the amethyst can control evil thoughts, help hunters in the capture of animals and can make business owners shrewd in money matters.
Brings good luck, especially to those born in February or a Pisces. When held in the hand or placed on the third eye chakra, it aids in spiritual and psychic development. It is a great meditation stone.
To guard against negativity, wear it on a satin cord or on a silver chain. A ring worn on third finger on the left hand, aids hunters, and offers sailors and soldiers protection. Engraved with a Cupid, it attracts true love to the wearer.
Aquamarine- Sailors, Fishermen, Divers, Sweethearts, March, October
The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words "aqua marina", which means "sea water". Mainly found in Brazil, the aquamarine was known in ancient times as the gem of the sea goddesses. Legend has it that it guards against storms.
A lucky stone for those born in March and October
Bloodstone- Farmers, Soldiers.
Considered an especially lucky charm for soldiers going into battle, the bloodstone was worn on the thumbs of ancient Egyptian men to give them courage. In India's early civilizations, the stone was soaked in water and applied to wounds to stop bleeding. The red-flecked stone is also considered very lucky for farmers and for breeders of cattle.
Cat's Eye- Gamblers.
In India, it is common wisdom that if one carries a cat's-eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is a charm of choice to bring luck in games of chance.
Emerald- Sailors, Fishermen, Expectant Mothers, Travelers.
Symbolizes peace, love, eternal life, when worn or carried it strengthens love, intelligence, eloquence, and popularity. The emerald has been considered an especially lucky stone for expectant mothers since ancient Egyptian women began wearing them.
When worn as a ring, it warns the wearer against poisons, strengthens the memory, protects against demonic possession, and ensures success in love. When worn by travelers, it brings good luck, and is known to calm storms at sea.
The garnet continues to be the protective gem of journeyers. A gift of a garnet is thought to be symbolic of love and the desire for a loved one's safe travel and speedy homecoming. Engraved with a lion, it attracts good health, success, and protection when traveling.
Noah used a garnet lantern to navigate the Ark at night.
The symbol of tranquility and wisdom, it possesses yang energy. Serious gamblers, especially those who play the horses, consider jade to be a lucky stone.
Although some astrologers claim that jade can bring bad luck to people born under the signs of Sagittarius or Gemini, it is regarded as a lucky charm all over the world.
Jade is sacred to the Chinese Goddess of healing and mercy, "Kuan Yin". It prevents nightmares, heals diseases, and prolongs life. Wear a jade butterfly to bring good luck. A jade statue, placed in your window or garden will avert lightning. Provides Wisdom When Evaluating Issues Or Problems.
Turquoise- Friends, Accountants and Radio/TV Broadcasters, Horse Riders.
Throughout history, the turquoise has been a symbol of friendship, even powerful enough to make a friend of an enemy. It has also been viewed as a valuable talisman for people who ride horses. The stone, some say, makes a horse manageable and can prevent nasty falls. Turquoise is considered to be good luck for accountants and radio/TV broadcasters.