Crystal System: Tetragonal. Cell salt: Zirconium silicate, often with some hafnium. Colour: Grey, brown and green; transparent red (Hyacinth); and colourless or smoky (Jargoon). Energy: Electromagnetic. Element: Fire and earth. Planet/sign: Mars/Aries; Saturn/Capricorn. Uses: This stone helps us synthesize our action so that we become focused to accomplish our goals.
Crystal system: Triclinic. Cell salt: Hydrous basic phosphate of copper and aluminium, with some iron. Colour: Sky blue, blue-green, apple-green, pale green and streak white. Energy: Magnetic. Element: Earth and air. Planet/sign: Venus-Neptune/Libra. Uses: Native Americans from New Mexico and Arizona carve Turquoise into animal shapes such as frogs, birds, squirrels, bears, coyotes and even porpoises and whales. The fetishes are usually strung together on a necklace and worn as a protective amulet. Turquoise is also a strong talisman for the hunter. A Turquoise tied to gun would ensure a … Continue reading
RUBELLITE stimulates the will, the instincts and the memory. It can put us in touch with past life experiences, thus enabling us to better understand our motivations in this lifetime. It works to heal disturbing emotional influences that rise to the surface with no apparent cause. Large rubellite crystal formations may be kept in well-trafficked areas of homes where physical, verbal, or mental abuse is a common occurrence.
DRAVITE contains the essence of the Sun and the Earth. It is very helpful when worn while cultivating the garden.
Crystal system: Hexagonal. Cell salt: Complex silicate of boron and aluminium; varied composition of inherent substances. Colour: Pink and green (Elbaite and Watermelon Tourmaline); blue (Indicolite); red to purple-red (Rubellite); dark orange-brown (Dravite); black; clear; Cat’s Eye with inclusions. Energy: Electromagnetic. Element: Air, earth and fire. Planet/sign: Mercury/Virgo; Jupiter/Sagittarius. Uses: Tourmaline works to purify the entire body, including the auric field. It is a wonderful stress reducer, perhaps due to the sheer beauty of the stone. Worn on the person at heart level, Tourmaline conveys peace and tranquillity and helps … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Aluminium fluorsilicate. Colour: Colourless, pale, yellow-green, yellow to orange yellow, dark orange to red-orange; blue. Energy: Electric. Element: Air and fire. Planet/Sign: Venus/Taurus; Mercury/Gemini; J upiter/Sagittarius. Uses: Topaz has long been considered as a Sun stone and may be used to increase vitality, strengthen the immune system and generally bring about good health. Set in gold, Topaz will protect the wearer from harm. If you happen to channel spirit entities, Yellow Topaz is the stone for you. Clear Blue Topaz crystal enhances introspection. The colourless … Continue reading
Crystal system: Isometric. Cell salt: Potassium chloride. Colour: Yellow, blue or red. Energy: Electric. Element: Air. Planet/sign: Gemini (exact cell salt equivalent); Jupiter/Cancer; Saturn- Uranus/Aquarius. Uses: The cubic shapes formed by Sylvine represent stability, establishment, balance and permanence. This stone may be used when you are feeling nervous, upset or insecure.
Crystal system: Monoclinic. Cell salt: Telluride of gold and silver; metallic. Colour: Silver-white to steel grey. Energy: Magnetic. Element: Water. Planet/Sign: Venus-Neptune/Pisces. Uses: Sylvanite has tremendous conductive and transmissive capabilities because it contains both gold and silver. It engenders feelings of social conscience as well as heartfelt love and affection for humankind. Hold Sylvanite in your receptive hand. Imagine that you are a tree. Your head is the top, your heart is the trunk and your feet are the roots, rooted in Mother Earth. Feel love well up in your … Continue reading
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
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.