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Crystals and Stones

Crystals and stones contain their own energy. You can use a crystal or stones energy for yourself or to enhance you magick. When you first get a stone you should cleanse it. You can do this by washing it in salt water, sea water or holy water. Then take it out into the light of the full Moon. The Moon does two things- it cleanses and energizes the stone. You might say it wakes it up.

Which crystal or stone you use for which magickal purpose will depend on your own feelings and intuitions. If you are drawn to a particular stone, try it out. It may be just what you need. The following crystals and stones are generally considered to have the properties listed.

Agate- Courage, strength, love protection

Alexandrite- Luck, love, spiritual transformation. joy

Amber- A highly claming stone that facilitates energy balancing and cleansing, removes psychic attack and energy draining from others. Used by healers as a protective shield against taking on others pain in healing work.

Amethyst- Courage, Psychic energy, dreams, healing addictions, peace, happiness, love

Aquamarine- Courage, purification, peace, psychic awareness, self expression

Aventurine- Money, luck, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, healing

Azurite- Psychic energy, dreams, divination, healing, concentration, transformation

Beryl- Energy, love, healing, psychic awareness, protection

Bloodstone- Courage, strength, victory, wealth, self-confidence, business and legal affairs

Calcite-Centering, grounding, purification, money, peace, calms fears

Carnelian-Courage, sexual energy, verbal skill, peace; alleviates jealousy, apathy, fear and rage

Celestite- Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming; aids growth

Clear quartz- intensifies energy ( both positive and negative)

Chrysocolla- Wisdom, peace, love, communication. vitality

Chrysoprase- Prosperity, luck, happiness, friendship, protection, healing

Citrine- Psychic powers, protection, creativity, sexual energy; deflects nightmares

Diamond- Courage strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental and sexual abilities

Emerald- Prosperity, mental and psychic abilitys, dreams, meditation, visual acuity, love, peace, balance

Garnet- Strength, physical energy, healing, protection, purification, compassion

Geode- fertility, childbirth, meditation, freedom of spirit, psychic ability, dreams, astral travel

Hematite- grounding, calming, healing, divination, intuition, physical strength; aids restful sleep

Jade- Healing, protection, wisdom, prosperity, love, long life, fertility, courage, peace

Jasper-Healing, protection, health, beauty, energy

Kunzite- Creativity, communication, peace, balance, relaxation, grounding

Lapis lazuli- Courage, joy, love, fidelity, psychic abilities, protection, healing, beauty, prosperity

Labradorite-Aids in healing the will, heals co- dependency and co alcoholism. Promotes courage and clarity.

Lepidolite- Peace, spirituality, physical strength, luck, protection, psychic ability, emotional balance

Malachite- Power, energy, protection, love, peace, success in business, vision quests, gardening

Moldavite- psychic abilities, mental and emotional balance

Moonstone- grounding, love, divination, sleep, gardening, protection, youth, sleep, harmony, magick, peace, travel

Obsidian- Grounding, divination, protection; deflects negativity

Onyx- Emotional balance, self control (especially in sexual matters), binding, protection

(especially against someone elses magick), strength

Opal- Beauty, prosperity, luck, power, psychic abilities, visual acuity, emotional balance

Peridot- protection, prosperity, sleep, health, emotional balance, intuition

Rose Quartz- Love, peace, happiness, healing (especially emotions)

Rhodochrosite- Energy, peace, calm, love, mental activity, emotional balance

Ruby- Prosperity, power, courage, integrity, joy; deflects nightmares

Sapphire- psychic abilities, inspiration, love, meditation, peace, healing, power, prosperity, protection

Smoky quartz- Healing, directing and absorbing energy, altered states

Sodalite- Healing, meditation, wisdom, calm, grounding, stress reducer

Sunstone- Protection, energy, health passion, sexuality

Tigers Eye- Courage, prosperity, protection, energy, luck, judgment and common sense, honesty, divination; eases depression

Topaz- - Protection, healing, dieting, prosperity, love, emotional balance, tranquility, creativity

Tourmaline- Love, friendship, prosperity, business, peace, sleep, energy, courage, protection, inspiration

Turquoise- Courage, protection, prosperity, luck friendship, healing, communication, happiness, emotional balance, astral balance

Zircon- Protection especially for theft, beauty, love, peace. sexual energy, mental alertness, emotional balance