CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
The native metals contain metals whose properties are rather similar due to the common way in which they crystallise and bond. The greatest difference in the metals is colour. All native metals are impure usually by several percentage points, but these are not distinguished as distinct minerals.
Metal alloys that are composed of an inorganic anion of sulphur with metals such as iron or mercury are classified as sulphides.
Metal alloys that are composed of an ester of sulphuric acid with metals such as chromium, tungsten, selenium, tellurium and/or molybdenum are classified as sulphates.
The oxides are limited to non complex minerals containing oxygen or hydroxide. Oxides also contain mostly ionic bonds and this helps distinguish members from the more complex mineral classes.
It might surprise people to find out that these metals and stones contain minerals that are composed of more than one element. Elements, by the chemical definition are composed of all the same atoms. The inconsistency is explained by allowing only those minerals whose bonding is similar to the more traditional elements. Metal alloys bond with metal and the carbon-carbon bond of diamond is similar to the carbon-silicon bond in Moissanite. This type of covalent bonding is called elemental bonds.
IMAGES OF METAL BASED CRYSTALS
Gold is and excellent all purpose, gem amplifier and electrical conductor and can give tremendous benefits when used on the solar plexus and heart chakras. It can align the chakras and the physical and spiritual body, and tones the digestive system. It attracts abundance, fertility and prosperity. It can store and amplify the energy of the wearer, and of other crystals.
Gold can assist in instances of sluggish elimination, low physical vitality and depressive tendencies. It is mildly active on its own and is best combined with other minerals to focus and amplify its physical healing properties.
Gold can be stimulating to the emotional body, assisting you in overcoming emotional paralysis and fear. It can help you move through difficult circumstances. It brings joy, excitement and optimism into the energy field. It evokes strength, determination and will.
Gold carries the energy of the Sun, stimulating your will to grow and stretch beyond your current experiences.
White Gold combines the sun and moons energy, and as such, acts as a higher conductor and amplifier of both. White gold is a regenerator, helping you renew yourself. It benefits the nervous system and helps sufferers of nervous disorders such as anxiety. It can aid in digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food, while also assisting the bodies natural methods of elimination in working effectively. It can also help control chemical imbalances. It works well with all crystals and can be used in conjunction with copper and silver.
This metal is a very good energy conductor. It can magnify the intensity of psychic vibrations, promotes healing and magnifies a crystals electrical energy. If worn or carried on bare skin, it detoxifies the joints and soothes arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammatory problems.
If used on the third chakra, it can tone the stomach and intestines. Used on the heart it can inspire the heart to warm, as well as release resentment and pent up anger. If used on the solar plexus chakra, it can aid in exhaustion recovery, and circulation.
Overall, it can intensify both sun and lunar energy. For best results, copper should be charged in the moon and sunlight. Carrying it can help stabilise the metabolism and improve the immune system. The blood also benefits from copper, and is purified, and arteries are rejuvenated. When worn near the throat, as a pendant or as part of an amulet, it can be beneficial for the lungs, improving the exchange of oxygen and filtering out pollutants. Copper can benefit the tissue and mucous membranes, tremendously, causing them to absorb more moisture and become less susceptible to irritation.
Copper grounds any incoming spiritual energy into the Hara for storage and distribution. It promotes a balanced use and assimilation of Ch'i. It will ground uncomfortable sensations and feeling spacey from too much psychic energy. Copper opens and heals the Hara line, it cleanses the emotional body of old negative emotions, and provides emotional protection in crowds. Copper traditionally is used as a healer of arthritis.
Platinum occurs as grains, plates, nuggets, scales. Platinum is a silvery, metallic grey colour and does not tarnish when exposed to the atmosphere.
This metal is so compatible with the human body energy that it is used in implanted medical devices.
It has a very cool, mellow energy and can keep hormones and chemical levels balanced. It is good for improving your motor skills and coordination, and can help sufferers of anxiety and nervousness.
Platinum activates the higher chakras and stimulates communion and communication with the higher realms. It can assist you in reaching out to the cosmos and exploring the universe. Platinum assists in out-of-body travel, and it creates a powerful protective field around the body.
Silver occurs as compact masses, dendritic branches or wires. This is an excellent metal for mental, emotional and physical releasing and cleansing. It encourages balance and grounding. Like the moons energy, it has a gentle, cool, smoothing effect, acting to benefit the physical body by reducing fever, inflammation and nervous system stress. It can work well alone but it also gives good results when paired with blue or green crystals. It stimulates the pituitary glands and energises the upper chakras.
Silver also encourages both verbal and psychic communication. In addition to encouraging good energy flow between the chakras, it can help the physical body by stimulating efficient blood circulation and detoxifying the blood. This in turn benefits sufferers of degenerative brain disease, poor memory, irrational fears and emotional imbalance. Silver can also help you become aware of chemical or emotional imbalances so that they become corrected sooner rather than later. Silver also can soothe respiratory organs that have been damaged by smoke or other pollutants. If worn below the naval, as a belly ring or belt buckle, for instance, it can stimulate the reproductive organs and increase fertility. It can also help resolve sexual problems that result from dysfunction or impotence. Wearing silver close to the head, such as earrings or a necklace, can increase overall mental functioning and lessen anxiety associated with decision making.
Silver connects one to the female, the Goddess polarity. It aids in exploring the deep inner realms of emotion and intuition. It can help open the psychic senses and hone your empathic abilities. It is a favourite for those who worship the feminine aspect of nature.
Cinnabar is a mercury sulphide mineral. Its crystal system is trigonal.
Cinnabar also known as dragon's blood occurs as bright red, brown-red or purple red crystals. Cinnabar appears as a matrix, generally with dolomite.
This stone is toxic due to its mercury content, make crystal water by indirect method. Although it is safe to wear.
Cinnabar is excellent in treating deep-seated or systemic infections, whether they be viral or bacterial. It helps to stimulate the immune system and to purify the blood. It can be used to support treatment for HIV, herpes, staph and strep infections, and fungal infections. Its energy can be useful in healing warts, lesions and boils. It can be used to balance sexual and fertility issues.
Cinnabar is stimulating to the emotional body and can assist in releasing buried resentment, anger and fear. It can help to courageously face your reality without denial or rationalisation.
Cinnabar teaches us that physicality is not as solid as it appears, but is in fact a constantly shifting and flowing expression of energy that can be manipulated and transformed. It is a powerful stone for spiritual alchemists who wish to practice shape-shifting, magical manifestation and other types of transformation. It empowers you to fully embrace the spirit, experiencing the power of the Divine through the physical form.
Cinnabar attracts abundance, place crystal in the left corner of a room or the house. It increases your ability in selling, and helps you to prosper in your endeavours without inciting aggression. Cinnabar also increases sales, cash flow in work or business. This stone helps you change your image as it invests person with dignity and power. Cinnabar imparts fluency to the mind and speech. It connects to the acceptance that everything is in its place and as it should be at this moment. Cinnabar releases energy blocks and aligns the energy centres.
Cinnabar stimulates the life force and the will to live. It will enhance your interest in your life and your surroundings. Cinnabar increases your drive to succeed in life. This stone makes you aware of your biological time clock and as a result you are also driven to reproduce. With cinnabar you will become more aware of time passing and of your life moving along also.
Cinnabar promotes longevity, physical warming, mood raising, anti-suicide and anti-senility. This stone focuses on you living your life in the physical world rather than in the spiritual world.
Covellite is a copper sulphide mineral. Its crystal system is hexagonal. It occurs most often in massive form or as a coating on other copper minerals, though it occasionally forms as tabular crystals with hexagonal striations. Its colour is deep blue to black, usually with a play of gold or deep red on its surfaces. Covellite originates from the copper mines around Butte, Montana, USA. Other good quality Covellite has been found in Italy and Peru.
Covellite enhances communication skills and brings a positive outlook, encouraging positive speech. It can assist in transforming conscious dreams into realities, allowing us to maintain humility of spirit and to recognise that energy, properly directed and understood can bring miracles into our lives. Covellite helps us to be reflective, acting as a mirror, showing the defective reasoning which leads to problems. It can be used to relieve despondency, instilling a constructive approach toward the solution of problems. It assists you in accepting gratification and eliminating the aspects of vanity attached to your being, thus helping you to appreciate the perfection of all.
Covellite creates and seals the ascension body that is intrinsic in the ascension process. It clears the templates on all levels. Covellite clears and heals your soul structure and helps the spiritual, galactic and causal bodies and their chakras. This stone opens the third eye chakra, promotes spiritual vision and clarity. It promotes core soul healing by healing the connections with the Goddess within you and the Goddess. Covellite assists in matters of birth and re-birth. The message of covellite is that to be born again is to release the past and to be able to see the present without anxiety and disapproval.
Covellite assists in finding the karmic roots of physical imbalance or disease. It is useful for women who are prone to yeast, fungal or microbial infections. It can help women find the causes of infertility, irregular menstrual cycles and other reproductive issues. Covellite has been used in the treatment of cancer, to stimulate disordered cells to re-order themselves and to purge any toxins within the body.
Galena is a lead sulphide mineral. Its crystal system is cubic. It is a common ore mineral that crystallises in octahedral or cubic form, and that can also occur in granular, massive or fibrous habits. It is found in hydrothermal veins along with other sulphides such as Sphalerite, Pyrite, and Chalcopyrite, plus Quartz, Calcite, Fluorite, Barite and other minerals.
Galena is a bluish grey mineral with a metallic lustre and is the principal ore of lead.
Galena is a stone of harmony and self transformation. Galena is a transformation stone and is effective when embarking on a personal spiritual journey. Galena is a powerful grounding stone. Its energy lends the courage to face and embrace the deepest and most feared regions of ones own soul. Galena can lend a sense of strength, courage and the ability to face difficult tasks. It assists you in reclaiming your power. It encourages tolerance, peace and the healing of spirit. Galena brings healing, calmness, efficiency, receptivity, communication and insight.
Galena has been traditionally used as an aid for shamanic journeys and in magical practices as a stone of protection and power. It allows you to maintain connection with the Divine, even while in the darkest places.
Galena's energy helps to counter radiation, electromagnetic pollution and other forms of environmental energy. It is an excellent stone to use when spending long hours on the computer. Galena grounds and centres our energies and allows the pathway between the physical and etheric bodies to align. It is a stone of harmony, stimulating interaction on all levels and assists us in the decrease of self-limiting ideas.
It has been known to decrease inflammations and skin eruptions, and help with circulation problems and hair growth. It is an excellent stone for countering infections. It can help one against the adverse effects of certain types of radiation. It can help with detoxifying for those recovering from an addiction.
Marcasite is an iron sulphide mineral. It is chemically identical to Pyrite, but it is lighter in colour. Its crystal growth habits are different, and it decomposes more easily. Its colour is brassy yellow to silvery yellow and it crystallises in a variety of forms, including pyramidal and tabular. Marcasite is found widely, in many different countries.
It can ground, protect, energise and enhance the mental qualities of the wearer. It is said to promote intelligence and creativity, block negative energy and generally help you think more clearly and creatively. Some believe that it can also bestow good fortune and wealth.
It is infused with earth energy and is one of the most grounding of all stones. It is particularly useful on the base chakra in order to align the chakra, encourage energy to flow properly and to ground and focus excess energy. It encourages scattered, hyperactive people to centre their energy and make the most productive use of it. It also is beneficial to improving concentration and memory. As such, those who do detailed work on a regular basis, or who often must commit large quantities of information to memory, will find this crystal to be a useful addition to their crystal collection.
If used on the solar plexus chakra, it encourages strength, will power and boldness. If placed in a hot bath, it can help soothe anxiety and hysteria. It has a strong yang energy, so may be inappropriate for those who are wishing to augment and get in touch with the yin energy. It can deflect negative energy, and can be helpful to sufferers of jet-lag or those going through a particularly difficult time.
Crystal healers believe that marcasite strengthens the lungs and increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, helping the wearer overcome fatigue. It is also thought to reduce inflammation, have a positive effect upon the circulatory and digestive systems and even assist the immune system in warding off contagious diseases.
Peacock Ore is a common name for a mineral that is a mix of chalcopyrite and bornite both of which are copper iron sulphide minerals. The difference between bornite and chalcopyrite is that there is a higher sulphide content in bornite. This stone is commonly found in hydrothermal veins, contact metamorphic rocks and in the enriched zone of sulphide copper deposits. It is a common ore of copper and is easily recognised because it tarnishes to iridescent shades of blue, purple, green and yellow which is how it got its name. It is often mined as an ore of copper.
Peacock Ore, if placed above the waist can help regulate the flow of adrenaline. If you are one that suffers from too much acid, using this stone above the waist may also aid in that. This stone has also been known to increase levels of Potassium and decrease excess levels of Calcium when it is used above the waist. When it is used below the waist it can increase circulation of blood. It can do the opposite when it comes to acid. If you're one that needs acid then it will increase it. Peacock Ore will also stabilise sodium retention and stimulate adrenaline when used below the waist. Altogether this stone is useful in treating cellular metabolism and in alternations of tissue within the body.
Peacock Ore encourages prosperity and abundance without and within. It draws necessities and comforts to you. It also fosters a feeling of having everything you need and want. This stone promotes and awareness of inner abundance and the knowledge that abundance comes only from within. Peacock ore supports financial and material security, inner peace in a material world and gratitude for what you have.
Peacock Ore is a helpful stone when it comes to negative energy. It will protect you against any negative energy and it can also help you recognise negative energy as well. You do not necessarily have to wear the stone to protect you.
This stone has also been known to protect pregnant women and the baby they are carrying, keeping them both healthy as well as safe.
It is also said that it will protect against cerebral haemorrhage and heart attacks.
When it comes to the Chakras this stone can aid in activating individual chakras at a time.
This stone has been known to bring a fresh and new feeling to your life. It can also stimulate your inner spirit to reach for further heights, by doing so it can increase your ability to enjoy happiness in the moment. Peacock ore is also a useful stone during re-birthing and re-uniting your emotions with your intellect.
Pyrite or Iron Pyrite belongs to the sulphide group of minerals and occurs as cubic, octahedral striated crystals commonly twinned and also as compact granular aggregates.
Pyrite is usually a pale to brassy yellow, metallic and shiny, it has been mistaken for gold giving it its common name of fools gold, Pyrite develops a yellowish-brown or slightly iridescent tarnish over time. The name pyrite derived from Greek - fire, as it produces sparks when knocked. Pyrite is an excellent energy shield. It blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels including infectious diseases. Worn around the neck it protects you from harm and danger.
Pyrite is a positive stone, it over comes inertia and feelings of inadequacy. It will help you tap into abilities and potential which will stimulate new ideas. A piece of pyrite placed on your desk will energise the area around the stone. Pyrite is helpful when planning large business concepts. It teaches you how to see behind a façade to see what is really there.
Pyrite promotes diplomacy. This stone relieves anxiety, frustration, it boosts self worth and confidence. It is helpful for the loss of yang (male) energy as it strengthens confidence and overcomes servitude and inferiority complexes. Pyrite will help mental activity and increase blood flow to the brain. It will improve your memory and recall. A piece of cubic pyrite will expand and structure mental capabilities, balancing instinct with intuition, creativity with analysis.
Pyrite is helpful for melancholy and deep despair. This stone increases energy and overcomes fatigue. It blocks energy leaks from the physical body and the aura. Pyrite increases the oxygen supply in the blood and strengthens the circulatory system. It is a stone that holds the ideal of perfect health and well-being. Pyrite is a fast acting crystal that will help you find the cause of your disease.
This is an excellent grounding stone, and helps in conducting energy, invigorating the auric field and focusing rogue energy. It can be used as a talisman for prosperity and encourages focus, logic and serenity. As such, it is great for sufferers of ADD, depression, hyperactivity and anxiety. When used on the solar plexus chakra, it is beneficial to the stomach and intestines, soothes ulcers and it makes the absorption of vitamins and minerals more efficient. This crystal will help circulation and acidity imbalances. It is excellent for the respiratory system, skin, hair and nails. Pyrite is also connected to the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. It will help the skin protect itself from the elements, and also aids the digestive tract, lessening irritation caused by toxins. If used in meditation, it can also help balance creative and intuitive impulses with those that are more practical and grounded. Communication skills, both psychic and verbal can also improve with the help of pyrite.
Sphalerite is a zinc sulphide mineral. Its crystal system is tetrahedral and dodecahedral. Sphalerite also occurs in massive, concretionary, granular and botryoidal forms. Its colour ranges widely, including shades of red, black, brown, yellow, green, grey, white, and sometimes colourless.
Some sphalerite is fluorescent, emitting flashes of orange light. Some Sphalerite crystals are transparent enough to be faceted into gems, though the stone’s perfect cleavage makes it difficult to cut. Sphalerite is found in cuttable quality in Spain and Mexico. Lesser grades are found in many countries.
Sphalerite assists in recovery from exercise and physical training. It stimulates the immune system and is useful energetically in recovering from or preventing infection.
Sphalerite encourages one to take care of one’s physical body. It teaches the sanctity of the physical vehicle and the necessity of maintaining a properly nourished and loved ‘temple of the soul.’ It is an excellent stone for those who are trying to break harmful habits or who are recovering from substance abuse.
Sphalerite helps ground and regulate the flow the energy in the physical body. It enables the nervous system to handle high-frequency Light energy and helps prevent the burnout that can be caused by opening to high-frequency energy too rapidly.
Sphalerite supports other planetary souls now in earth bodies; helps you to feel part of life on this planet; helps you feel like you belong here; eases loneliness, alienation from others and society, feeling different and isolated, and homesickness for your star home; eases environmental illnesses; promotes grounding.
Stibnite is an antimony sulphide mineral. Its crystal system is orthorhombic, and it often forms as long prismatic crystals with longitudinal striations. It also occurs in massive, granular or bladed forms. The colour is metallic grey and tarnishes to black. Stibnite is formed from deposits from hot mineral springs or in low-temperature hydrothermal veins. The largest deposits of Stibnite are in Hunan Province in China, and other localities producing well-formed crystals include Romania and Japan.
Stibnite is perfectly suited to channeling high-frequency energy and grounding it into the body. Its purifying energy can be used to help heal sites of infection in the body, to counter herpes, cold sores, boils and other lesions, as well as infections in cuts or wounds.
Stibnite can help you release fears about exploration of the spiritual world and higher realms. It promotes cleansing and the release of debris from the emotional body.
Stibnite is a stone for manifesting Light into physical form. It is a powerful meditation stone, helping the body incorporate the higher frequencies encountered there.
IMAGES OF METAL BASED CRYSTALS
Creedite is a hydrated calcium aluminium sulphate Hydroxide that belongs to the sulphate class of minerals. Creedite crystallises in white, colourless, orange and sometimes purple crystals. The orange Creedites often form in porcupine-like balls that bristle with spiny crystals going out in all directions. Creedite is a rare mineral, and the best specimens come primarily from Mexico. The Orange Creedite ‘porcupines’ occur in the same mine in Mexico where rare Pink Fluorite is found.
Creedite’s infusion of the energy field with Light illuminates levels of the energy bodies that may not be easily perceptible—such as the etheric blueprint. This illumination allows healers to identify latent disharmonious patterns within the energy field and to remove the etheric counterparts of physical disease from the energy field to accelerate healing.
Creedite helps one stop identifying with one’s emotions and begin identifying with a higher perspective on one’s experiences. It can aid one in overcoming addiction to dramatic emotional experiences and can help one find an inner place of calm presence.
Creedites of all colours accelerate the base resonant frequency of the body and energy field. They fill the aura with a full spectrum of Light energy and encourage connection to guides through stimulating the third-eye, crown and etheric chakras. They are excellent for meditation, creative visualisation and receiving inspiration from the Divine.
Crocoite is a lead chromate mineral that belongs to the sulphate group of minerals. Its crystal system is monoclinic, and it forms long, prismatic crystals, usually in clusters. It occurs in the oxidised zones of deposits containing lead and chromium, often in association with Cerussite, Wulfenite and/or Vanadinite. Crocoite’s colour is red or red-orange, and sometimes yellow. The best known deposits are in Tasmania, Australia, but fine specimens have also been found in the Ural Mountains of Russia.
Crocoite can stimulate and enhance intuition, creativity and sexuality. It is a transition stone, assisting one in the progression from this life to another, from this life to the next, and one state of change to another situation in a non-complex method. This stone is for sexual healing it heals sexual difficulties or dysfunctions. It will aid you in healing the inability to sustain a sexual relationship. Crocoite supports healing for venereal diseases, sexual addictions and aberrations. In women it heals the womb and emotions from too many abortions. It helps the return of hormonal balance after a hysterectomy.
Crocoite helps those who have suffered incest, been raped or been battered to accept a new and healthy sexual relationship and partner.
Crocoite stimulates recovery from physical, mental or emotional distress. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the emotions and the reproductive system. When making crystal water, use the indirect method.
Linarite occurs as elongated prismatic crystals often tabular and also in clusters. It is composed of hydrous lead copper sulphate and typically is a bright blue to azure blue colour, and forms in the oxidation zone of lead and copper ore deposits. Linarite is sometimes confused with azurite
As linarite is a deep blue crystal, it resonates strongly within the throat chakra. It is highly stimulating within the third eye chakra, and if you use it in meditation it is known to assist you if you wish to astral travel.
One of the stone properties of this crystal relates to its action to assist the development of telepathy, as it aids communication mind to mind. It vibrates within the heart and thymus chakras, and this vibration helps to ensure that your communication comes from the heart.
During times of conflict, or situations where you may feel angry with another, the vibration of Linarite helps to ensure that you hesitate prior to speaking. This may aid you to speak from the heart, rather than from the mind... and it may aid decision making.
METAL OXIDES & HYDROXIDES
Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. When in crystal form the growing habits are octahedral, cubic or dodecahedral. The colour is red, ranging from brownish or blackish to pure crimson, depending on the formation and the presence of impurities. Cuprite forms in oxidised parts of copper deposits and often occurs in association with Chrysocolla, Malachite and Azurite. Fine Cuprite specimens have been collected in Africa in the Congo and Namibia, and in the USA, in Bisbee, Arizona. More common forms of Cuprite are widespread and are found in many copper-producing areas.
Cuprite is helpful for reducing worries about things you has no control over, awareness, teaching, and delivering spiritual messages. Cuprite is associated with kundalini energy as well as opening the flow of the base chakra, the solar plexus chakra, and balancing the heart chakra.
As a base chakra stone, it is considered very grounding and stabilising. It is associated with will power, security, confidence, sexuality, mortality, and masculine energy.
Cuprite is used for anaemia, menstruation difficulties, regulating the menstrual cycle and flow, blood circulation and fertility. It supports healing from abortion, childbirth, hysterectomy or other surgeries. It enhances healing from blood loss. This is a feminine energy stone for all women's issues.
It is used to recall and examine past life experiences. It has been said to help heal one's relationship with their father.
Cuprite is helpful for healing problems with the thymus, heart, blood metabolism (especially imbalances), muscle tissue, skeletal system, oxygenation of the blood, stamina, kidneys, menstrual cramps, vertigo, water retention, vitamin absorption, addictions and alcoholism.
Goethite is an iron hydroxide mineral. Its crystal system is orthorhombic. It sometimes occurs as prismatic, vertically striated crystals with an adamantine lustre but is more frequently found in massive, stalactitic, botryoidal or earthy forms. Its colour is blackish brown, yellowish brown or reddish brown. Goethite is an abundant mineral, and some deposits are considered important sources of iron ore. Fine Goethite crystals have been discovered in Cornwall, England, and Pikes Peak, Colorado. Goethite is an important constituent of Limonite
Goethite is balancing for the emotional body. It can help invigorate the emotions or it can dispel overly intense emotional energy, depending upon the necessary balancing effect needed for an individual.
Goethite assists to attune to the ethereal realms, and enhances communication with "the angels". It facilitates clairaudience and sometimes allows you to hear the music of the ethers. It enhances communication on the physical place and connection with other worlds and beings in those worlds. It enables one to predict future events, and can enhance the abilities of a divining rod. It facilitates clairaudient experiences.
It is used in the treatment of anaemia, menorrhoea, convulsions, and to facilitate body-building activities. Goethite is used in the treatment of disorders associated with the ears, nose, throat, intestines, alimentary canal, veins and oesophagus. This mineral strengthens the blood and assists in oxygenation. It can energetically stimulate the bone marrow and bone-marrow growth, as well as the production of blood cells within the marrow. Its energy assists the body in mending after physical trauma.
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Its name is derived from the Greek word for blood, a reference to the colour of this mineral in powdered form. Crystals are uncommon, but mostly tabular when they do occur. Occasionally they form as rosettes. Most Hematite in the marketplace is massive in form, with a metallic grey colour. Hematite can occur as an inclusion in Quartz crystals, sometimes with Ajoite, displaying a reddish brown colour. Hematite is an abundant mineral and is the major mineral in most iron ore deposits.
Hematite unifies scattered feelings, encourages mental clarity and helps with concentration. It is therefore particularly useful for students or others that have to focus for long periods of time and remember lots of information.
It also can work as a sleep aid. When used in meditation, it encourages will power and boldness. It restores equilibrium and stability and brings your awareness to the physical body to help maintain a unified sense of self. Hematite can also be used at the base of the spine to support the kidneys and spleen. This stone helps in tissue regeneration and can benefit those who need to emotionally recharge and regroup after experiencing trauma, childbirth or an intense period of change. If placed in the centre of a room, it can aid in balancing and grounding.
Hematite is particularly effective as a grounding and protecting stone. It harmonises the mind, body and spirit. This stone has a strong yang (male, right side of the body) element and as such it balances the meridians and redresses yin (female, left side of the body) imbalances. Hematite dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering. It restores peace and harmony into the body. Hematite is beneficial in legal situations.
This stone supports timid women, boosts self-esteem and survivability. It enhances will power and reliability. Hematite removes useless self limitations and aids expansion. It is a stone for overcoming compulsions and addictions.
Hematite brings attention to unfulfilled desires. It will help control over eating and smoking. Hematite will help you understand that a mistake is just that and not a crisis. It will stimulate concentration and focus.
This stone will help your understanding of mathematics and other technical subjects. Hematite has a powerful connection with the blood and it can draw excess heat from the body.It enhances memory and original thought. Hematite brings attention to basic survival needs and helps to sort out problems of all kinds.
Hematite is excellent for energetic support of recovery from any ailment of the blood and of blood production within bone marrow. It can work as a strengthener for the liver and can assist in the detoxification process.
Hematite heals leg ulcers, low blood pressure, intestinal problems, iron deficiency, circulation problems and pregnancy.
Limonite is a generic designation for a variety of oxides of iron. Limonite forms in masses, stalactites, and botryoidal (shaped like a bunch of grapes) configurations.
The "not really a true mineral" known as Limonite is a mixture of hematite, Goethite, and possibly other similar hydrated oxides and hydroxides.
Limonite is named for the Greek word for “leimons” meaning “meadow” and most likely referring to the marshy areas where bog iron is found.
Limonite has an earthy lustre that sometimes may have a sub metallic or dull finish. Limonite is a secondary product formed from the oxidation of other iron minerals. Limonite comes in a variety of different colours – ranging from brown to yellow. Historically, Limonite has been used as a pigment - raw umber, sienna, and ochre. Limonite is found in Brazil, Europe, Russia, Zaire, India, Namibia, and in the USA.
Limonite assists in grounding and directing the flow of one’s life toward stability and comfort through powerful, mindful manifestation. Limonite enhances the substance of one’s character especially under extreme conditions. Limonite helps one to stand firm with needing to fight back. Limonite is excellent for getting out of and raising yourself above situations where there are feelings of stagnation or being “bogged” down. Limonite is a powerful mental healer and helps to prevent detrimental thoughts, impaired clarity, and psychic attacks. Limonite may be used to improve intuitive accuracy and enhance telepathy. Limonite restores youthfulness and facilitates inner-child healing.
Limonite may be used in the treatment of disorders of the skeletal system, ameliorate dehydration, assists in the assimilation of iron and calcium, dispels fever, treats liver disorders and jaundiced conditions.
Shaman Stones are iron oxide concretions formed from the splatter of a meteor thousands of years ago. The centre of the stone is concreted sand and the outer crust is ironstone or magnetite. They are found on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in southern Utah. These stones are naturally spherical, and their colour is a medium brown. They range in size from less than a half inch to over two inches in diameter.
Shaman stones are also known as ‘Moqui marbles,’ because the children of Moqui Indians of that area are said to have used them in play, similarly to the way children elsewhere in the world play with marbles.
The name Shaman Stones is also derived from another story about the Moquis, who are said to have used the stones as talismans in shamanic ceremonies.
Shaman Stones are very grounding stones and they are ideal for people who refuse to accept Earth and incarnation in the physical body. This stone plants you firmly on the planet, binds you on the earth plane, reduces psychic awareness when needed. It reduces escapism and daydreaming, grounds you firmly into your own body. Facilitates grounding after meditation and psychic work and grounds the Kundalini.
Shaman Stones can be used as protective guardians during healing sessions, particularly where the removal of entities is necessary.
Fear of death, pain, discomfort and inconvenience are serious barriers to spiritual enlightenment, yet they are a basic part of the human psyche. Shaman Stones teach us to pursue our spiritual paths with disregard for discomfort or the shedding of the physical vehicle. At the same time, they instruct us to revere the sacredness of all life and to perceive its true permanence in the form of Spirit.
Shaman Stones aid in overcoming the fear of death, so one can pursue one’s spiritual path without restraint. They act as psychic and physical protection stones during meditative and out-of-body travel.
Zincite is a zinc oxide crystal with a hardness of 4. Its crystal system is hexagonal, and in nature it occurs only rarely in crystal form, appearing mainly in massive, granular or foliated habits. The colour is red to orange-yellow. Natural Zincite primarily occurs in association with minerals such as Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and Tephrite.
Zincite is a powerful stone that synthesises physical energy and personal power with creativity. This fiery stone can aid the manifestation process and re-energise depleted energy systems. Zincite removes energy blocks from the body and allows the life force to flow unhindered. This stone attracts abundance at a physical and spiritual level. Zincite can be used to anchor the light body securely into the physical realm.
Zincite resonates with the lower chakras, re-energising the whole body and stimulating creativity and fertility. It assists with the rise of the kundalini energy and enhances instincts and intuition.
Zincite instils confidence and the ability to find your own strength. It heals shock and trauma. It will give you courage to deal with traumatic situations. It eases depression and releases painful memories. Zincite will overcome lethargy and procrastination. It leads you to your full potential. It helps you accept change.
Zincite is useful for people who suffer from phobias. It helps through meditation find out why there is a phobia and gently help you release the cause.
Zincite alleviates the symptoms of menopause and empty nest syndrome, it helps you come to terms with the changes in your life.
Zincite promotes group activity, it draws like minded people together and guides them into a cohesive whole.
Zincite improves the skin, nails and hair. It is beneficial for the prostrate gland and it boosts the immune system and the energy meridians of the body. It helps chronic fatigue syndrome and auto-immune disease. It eases candida albicans symptoms and bronchitis. It is said that it will prevent epilepsy. Zincite stimulates the organs of elimination and assimilation and has been used to treat problems with infertility.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
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