Crystals & Stones
Bio-physical, physiological and parapsychological research no longer excludes the possibility that gemstones may take effect on people and on their bodies and souls. But myths are characterized by the fact that they can never be completely debunked or unraveled. So, like so many other mysteries in our lives, what remains is a belief in positive characteristics. Perhaps crystals and stones are among those things that trigger a force in human consciousness.
In ancient Oriental culture, the Chaldeans believed gemstones were living beings, grown on the inside of the earth. Integrated in an image of a god or an animal, they became magic stones.
The Egyptians believed that the earth rests on a lapis lazuli, which lends the heavens their blue color every day. Therefore, the stone was seen by the pharaohs and the Scarabaeans as a guarantor of immortality.
People in India were convinced that the divine powers matched seven cosmic rays that are manifest in the rainbow.
They considered the gemstones with their corresponding colors to have powers to condensate these forces that could be used in a targeted manner in order to heal symptoms that cause certain illnesses. In addition to obsidian, jade played a very significant role among the Aztecs in Mexico. It was attributed to the rain god Ilaloi, who held dominion over life and death and over fruitfulness and drought. The stone was given its name by the Spanish invaders. Due to its form, they believed that it could heal kidney stones and named it “Peidras de I yadas” (side stones).
China also developed a veritable jade culture. The mineral embodies the purity and immortality, which was even more important for the Chinese. This perception has an unbroken tradition in China until the present day. Wang Jingyi, for example, produces very special brassieres. Their special trick: The specially developed, active-breathing material includes small magnets and button-sized jade stones sewed into the material. They are intended to get the body’s own energy pulsating. The Chinese are enraptured and believe that the underclothing is an effective remedy against circulatory disorders, menstrual complaints and impotence.
Ancient European cultures strengthened the belief in the interaction between cosmic radiation, gemstones and human beings. If a man or a woman wears a stone that suits them due to the planet to which they are attributed, the stones bundle this energy like a lens and releases positive forces. The superstition says that precisely the opposite takes place if the “wrong” stone is worn.
Agate typically appears as a brown or gold stone and is occasionally found with bands across it. Variations such as moss agate may appear with green or blue colors. Connected to the element of Earth agate is related to third eye chakra and matters of the mind. Use it in workings related to energy, depression, and mental health. A popular use for agate in magic is to use in rituals relating to discovery and truth, memories and healing, and overcoming feelings of loneliness or sadness. Carry agate with you if you're feeling stressed out or blue, or place one under your pillow at bedtime so you'll have more energy during your wakeful hours.
Amber isn't exactly a gemstone, but a resin formed by hardened tree sap. It typically appears in shades of yellow and orange, although a few odd colors, like green or red, are sometimes seen. The color clues us in that amber is associated with fire and the energy of the sun. Use amber in workings related to the throat chakra, magic regarding clarity and confidence, and rituals of protection and strength. If you need a little magical boost when it comes to communication and your career, wear a piece of amber around your neck, or put it at your desk to keep away the office gossip
Amethyst is actually a form of quartz crystal and appears in a wide range of purple and violet colors. Associated with water it is also connected to the water signs of Pisces and Aquarius. Use amethyst in healing rituals related to the crown chakra, such as treating depression or anxiety, mood disorders, and stress relief. On a magical level, amethyst comes in handy for sharpening the mind and enhancing our intuitive powers. It can also help with cleansing and consecration of sacred space. The ancient Greeks carried to help avoid drunkenness, so if you're heading out for a night of shenanigans, carry amethyst to prevent yourself from overindulging.
Aquamarine has been seen as a lover’s stone and amulet for happy marriages since the dawn of time. It is therefore seen as a fitting wedding present. The “colored like seawater” – as the name translates – is reputed to transform hotheaded people into mild and meek compatriots. It is also useful to protect against throat, tooth or jaw diseases.
Bloodstone, also called Heliotrope, is a green speckled stone which includes shades of red and gold. It’s tied to the element of fire, and related both to the planet Mars and the sun. Use bloodstone in magical workings related to general healing, as well as fertility and abundance, both physical and financial. When it comes to matters of the body, this stone is often associated with (as you might imagine) the health of the blood–in particular, menstrual cycle and the circulatory system. If you're trying to conceive, tuck a bloodstone under your bed, or keep one in your wallet to draw abundance your way.
Carnelian, the reddish/orange stone known as carnelian is often streaked with white, and its colors are reminiscent of the rich landscapes of the American southwest. Use carnelian in rituals that involve grounding, because it is indeed associated with the element of Earth. Its healing powers are used in treatments of impotency and infertility, and in some cases it is believed to stop excessive bleeding, such as nosebleeds. On a magical level, carnelian comes in handy for magical shielding, or as a talisman against psychic attack. You can keep carnelian with your other crystals and stones to keep them safe from negative influences.
Coral, which Egyptians attributed to the goddess Isis and Romans believed came from Venus, was worn by women to protect against misfortune and infertility. Coral amulets protect pregnant women and children in particular.
Diamonds even Ancient Greeks knew that diamonds, which they named Adamas (the invincible), are the most powerful of all gemstones in the fight against evil. People wearing diamonds appeared more difficult to vanquish. In addition, this sparkling jack of all trades protects against fear, wile, lies, deceit, rage, drunkenness and madness. They can also help women protect their partner’s attraction and can also lend men a more modest demeanor.
Blood-red garnet was used as a magic power to protect against all kinds of inflammatory illnesses during the Middle Ages. It was also seen as a talisman to ward off faintness of heart or melancholy. Some women were completely enamored with the stone, as it was reputed to help widows find a second husband. Keep a piece in your meditation area to give your other crystals a magical boost or use it during lunar rituals to help develop your intuitive skills. Of note, in some magical traditions, it is believed that a garnet obtained through deceptive means will bring a curse upon the person who possesses it, until returned to its rightful owner.
Hematite is one of the best-known gemstones to use in magical workings. Also called Paint Ore or Iron Rose, this shiny silvery gray stone is tied to the element of fire and the planet Saturn, as well as the sun itself. Use hematite for healing rituals related to inflammation and blood disorders, as well as treatment of infection and fevers. One of hematite’s most common usages is that of protective magic especially when it comes to homes and property; for this reason, it's very popular in Feng Shui. It’s also an excellent stone to carry for willpower, confidence and problem solving, as well as psychic awareness. You can also place hematite stones around your doors and windows to keep away negative influences from the outside.
Jade has been a symbol of pure love, serenity, innocence and truthfulness for thousands of years. This pale green stone - sometimes appearing white, gray, or even pink -- is connected to the element of earth, and to balancing the humors of the body. It’s also associated with healing of the internal organs, such as the spleen and liver.
Jasper also known as Egyptian marble, jasper is a stone usually found in a brownish red color, although it may contain streaks of white. Strongly connected to the element of earth, jasper is used for healing magic related to cancer therapy and treatments. On a magical level, this stone is perfect for grounding and centering after rituals and can also be used to bring luck and good fortune. You can also place it under your mattress to give a little extra zing to your sex life.
Lapis Lazuli, or Lazurite, comes in many different shades of blue, from pale to deep. It’s often seen spotted or banded, depending on the region from which it comes. The color is a reminder that lapis is connected to the element of water. Use lapis to treat depression and lift the spirits, as it is connected to the brow chakra and disorders of the brain. For a magical boost, incorporate it into workings involving altered consciousness, trancework, meditation, and connection to the gods of your tradition. Lapis lazuli was a popular stone in Egyptian funerary art and sarcophagi.
Moonstone is tied to the lunar deities, in particular, any goddess with a triune or triple aspect. Diana, Selene, and Hecate are often associated with moonstone. This stone can be used in workings related to female reproduction, menstrual cycles and childbirth. On a magical level, include moonstone in rites having to do with wisdom and intuition, women’s’ mysteries, and goddess-centric ceremonies. Carry moonstone in your pocket if you're feeling jittery, and it will help to get your body's natural rhythms back in order.
Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one's actions, thoughts and feelings.
Obsidian the glassy black stone known as obsidian is actually a volcanic byproduct. Naturally, because of its origins, it’s tied to the element of fire. Obsidian can be used to draw toxins away from the body and is sometimes placed along the base of the feet during energy work, as a method of pulling toxins downwards. In a magical setting, use obsidian for scrying and intuition, as well as workings involving women’s’ mysteries and the subconscious. In Feng Shui, obsidian is used to clear obstacles.
Opals are found in several shades and colors, ranging from opaque and pale to dark gray or blue. They’re typically speckled with multiple colors, which makes them an ideal substitute for other crystals in a pinch. Opal is unusual among the typical selection of gemstones, because it is associated with all 4 of the classic elements. Opal is often used in spiritual and emotional healing but can also be incorporated into rites for protection. Opal tends to absorb the energy around it, whether it be positive or negative, so it’s a perfect enhancer or booster for magical workings.
Quartz connected to the heart chakra, rose quartz is often associated with love and relationships. Use it in workings connected to love or even friendship, both giving and receiving love, as well as relief of emotional issues and drama. Rose quartz will fade if it’s left out in the sun.
White quartz is connected to all 4 of the classic elements. The clear varieties of white quartz can disperse light in any color, which connects this stone to all seven of the chakras. Use white quartz in any healing ritual, workings connected to the divine, intuition or spiritual growth and development.
Ruby was worn in battle by crusaders. The stone of passion and good fortune. Whoever absorbs the fiery red of this stone will most certainly believe in the passionate feelings it conjures up. People in medieval times were in no doubt whatsoever that the powers of jewelry stones are manifest in their form and color. Astonishing characteristics are attributed to the rubies. There are reports that the ruby ring worn by Peter the Great gave him mystifying and mysterious powers. People believed that a ruby would darken when the person wearing it is in danger.
Sapphire although they’re sometimes found in white or yellow, most sapphires appear in various shades of blue, from pale to dark. The color reminds us of the sapphire’s strong connection to water, and its astrological ties to the zodiac sign of Libra. Connected to the throat chakra, this gemstone is related to treating disorders of the respiratory system and breathing issues. On a magical level, use sapphires for rituals involving prophecy and spirit guides.
Topaz is good for people seeking career advancement. Particularly valuable stones are clear, colorless and entirely transparent. They are said to calm the nerves and to lend the power of logical thought. They can also be an effective protective shield against envy and disfavor.
Tiger's Eye stone is so named because of its brownish-tan or gold colors with black banding. Connected to the element of fire, the tiger's eye is often used to enhance overall energy and general physical health. Use this stone in rituals related to self-confidence, courage and protection. Carry a piece in your pocket, along with an amethyst and hematite, to filter out the negativity of people who are trying to harm your reputation.
Turquoise is said to have almost unfathomable powers. Its change in color is said to warn against upcoming illness. The change in color is due to the porous nature of the stone. Accordingly, substances such as grease or acids from the skin can easily penetrate from the outside and change the color. Use this stone in treatments of stomach disorders, eye ailments, and even broken bones. It also comes in useful for general chakra alignments. In magical workings, turquoise is incorporated into rituals to bring about wisdom and intuition.
Nature and universe law are based on harmony, symmetry, and sacred geometry of all matters. Crystals have an ideal molecular structure. With its help, they structure energy flows, transform, protect and purify a person’s energy space.
Each mineral has its own force field and affect a certain area of life. To enhance and harmonize their impact, they can be organized into a crystal grid and programmed to achieve what you want.
💎The magic of the grid is in the fact that you bind minerals chosen for your task in a sacred geometric figure.
Crystalline structures form a complex pattern and being to interact with each other, creating unique energy focusing on your intention. Crystals can be laid out to help with any aspects of life:
Healing of body and spirits, happiness, love sphere, material abundance.
💎To clean or recharge your crystal you can soak them in saltwater, charge them with sunlight or moonlight, hold them in your hand during meditation and ask for help and protection. To create a grid, it’s auspicious to choose a quiet place, preferably near plants and windows. You can cleanse the space with sea salt, candles and incense.
💎The personal your grid is, the stronger its impact. You don’t have the use only crystals; you can use any natural materials. Jewelry or personal items that hold value to you. The shape, color, size of the grid, it’s location-all this should come from your heart and be dear to you.
💎After creating the grid you need to activate it. You can put your hands on the certain stone and, without lifting your fingers, touch your crystal, imagining how an invisible thread connects them. To strengthen the connection, you can run your fingers from each outer stone to the central one. At the same time its favorable to speak about your intention. You also can meditate on the grid, chant mantras.
💎Crystals are a powerful tool and working with them requires a subtle approach. You can study their properties, but first at all, trust your intuition when choosing your stones. The inner response and comfort on contact with the crystal can help you better interact with it and tune in to the flow of your desires.