Crystal system: Isometric. Cell salt: Sodium aluminium silicate with chlorine. Colour: Blue, grey, white, colourless or green, often streaked with white. Energy: Electromagnetic. Element: Air and water. Planet/sign: Moon/Cancer; Mercury/Gemini; S aturn-U r anus/Aquarius. Uses: Sodalite may be useful for balancing the metabolism. It is also a good shock absorber 124 and may be used to combat the negative effects of radioactive materials and treatments, such as X- rays, radiation and chemotherapy. Sodalite is a record-keeper and is easily impressed with new ideas and emotions. It is an excellent memory … Continue reading
Crystal system: Hexagonal. Cell salt: Zinc carbonate, often with some iron. Colour: White, grey, colourless, green, blue, yellow, purple, pink or brown. Energy: Electric. Element: Air and fire. Planet/sign: Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Uses: Smithsonite helps us bring empowerment to action by enhancing our ability to complete desired goals. Also, use this stone to clarify the mind, instill a sense of security and ease difficulties in relationships.
Crystal system: Monoclinic. Cell salt: Basic magnesium silicates (Antigorite and Chrysolite). Colour: Olive green, black to yellow-green, brown, yellow and white (rare); often with white streaks or striations. Energy: Magnetic. Element: Earth and water. Planet/sign: Venus-Neptune/Pisces. Uses: Italian streghe or witches believe that small pebbles of Serpentine offer protection from the bites of venomous creatures, mainly because the green colour streaked with white resembles snake skin. If a person has already been bitten by a snake or a poisonous insect, the stone is thought to draw out the toxins. These … Continue reading
PEARL is a round, calcified object produced in the bodies of oysters or other fresh or saltwater shellfish as a result of sand or some other foreign material irritating the creature’s sensitive skin. Pearls may be worn to purify the blood and to regulate body rhythms. For this reason, they are especially beneficial for pregnant or menopausal women. However, Pearls tend to absorb emotional energy. So please clear the stone before wearing it again if it has accompanied you into a negatively charged situation. Otherwise, Pearl is a soothing influence … Continue reading
COWRIE SHELL is most commonly used for decorative purposes, such as on ceremonial garments and jewellery. It may also be used as a spirit offering or in sympathetic magic wherein the energy of the sea is required.
CORAL is found in oceans all over the world. Almost all cultures use Coral for reasons pertaining to magic, religion, or health. The ancients believed that those who carried red or white Coral could control the weather. Coral was thought to stop hemorrhaging and endow the wearer with wisdom. The Indian people of the Southwestern United States make beautiful animal fetishes of Red Coral. Hindu healers use Red Coral as a blood purifier, claiming it can calm anger, jealousy and hatred when worn on the ring or index finger of … Continue reading
ABALONE, also known as Ear Shell, is found in warm tropical waters off the coasts of California, South America, Japan and China. This shell is commonly used for decorative purposes in jewellery. Some American Indians use the shell to hold spirit offering such as tobacco and blue corn. It also makes a great holder for burning sage, sweetgrass and cedar. Abalone may be helpful to build and protect the heart muscle as well as aid the digestion.
Crystal system: Tetragonal. Cell salt: Titanium dioxide, often with substantial amounts of iron. Colour: Red, reddish brown, black. Energy: Electric. Element: Fire and earth. Planet/sign: Mars-Pluto/Aries; Saturn/Capricorn. Uses: Rutile both disciplines and structures our approach to life. It filters out painful memories and may be used when investigating the shadow side of the self.
Crystal system: Triclinic. Cell salt: Manganese silicate, often with some calcium. Colour: Brownish red, flesh-red and pink. Energy: Electric. Element: Earth and fire. Planet/sign: Venus/Libra. Uses: This stone may engender balance through strength of will. As a “karma” stone, it may also accelerate the inevitable consequences of cause and effect. Pink Rhodonite helps us to monitor our thoughts, desires, words, actions and responses, while the brownish red and flesh red stones encourage self- discipline, stability, moral courage and faith.