I was one of those kids that had an extensive rock and shell collection. I kept them well into adulthood, and begrudgingly parted with them just before my children and I moved across the country. I felt that each stone I saved had special characteristics that not only made them beautiful, but carried meaning. I didn't know at that time just how special stones, crystals, and even different types of wood can could be- each possessing their own unique properties that have many benefits and are potentially healing. It is so exciting to understand now how beneficial these materials are, and I enjoy using them to enhance the healing benefits of using and wearing a Mala!

Listed below are some of the healing materials that I enjoy using: 

BLACK TOURMALINE: Beneficial for: negative energies, debilitating disease, immune system, arthritis, pain relief, realigning spinal column, protection, detoxification, spinal adjustments, balancing male-female energy, paranoia, hand-eye coordination, assimilation and translation of coded information, bronchitis, emphysema, pleurisy, pneumonia, energy flow, removal of blockages. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Tourmaline (see below), Black Tourmaline is the most effective blocker of curses, psychic attack, and ill-wishing. It protects against cellphone emanations, electromagnetic disturbance, radiation, and negative energies of all kinds. Wear around your neck or place between yourself and the source of electromagentics. Place point out from the body, it draws off negative energy and clears blockages. Gridded around the house or open space, it affords protection on all levels. Connecting with the base chakra, Black Tourmaline grounds energy and increases physical vitality, dispersing tension and stress. Clearning negative thoughts, it promotes a laid-back attitude, encouraging objective neutrality with clear, rational thought processes. It also instills a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances and stimulates altruism and practical creativity. 

TOURMALINE: Beneficial for: Protection, detoxification, spinal adjustments, balancing male-female energy, paranoia, dyslexia, hand-eye coordination, assimilation and translation of coded information, bronchitis, diabetes, emphysema, pleurisy, pneumonia, energy flow, removal of blockages. Each of the different colors of Tourmaline has its own specific healing ability. Purifying and transforming dense energy into a lighter vibration, Tourmaline grounds spiritual energy; balances chakras, meridians, and auric bodies; and forms a protective shield. Traditionally used for scrying, it pointed to the culprit or cause in times of trouble, and indicated a "good" direction in which to move. A powerful mental healer, balancing right and left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones, Tourmaline assists in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into your inner being, promoting self-confidence, and diminishing fear. Banishing any feeling of victimization, it attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity.  

QUARTZ: Beneficial for: Energy enhancement, multidimensional cellular memory healing, efficient receptor for programming, enhancing muscle testing, cleansing and enhancing the organs, protecting against radiation, immune system, bringing the body into balance, soothing burns. A master healer for any condition. Prized for millennia as a worker of magic and a potent shamanic tool, Native Americans call it the brain cells of Grandmother Earth. Containing every color, Clear Quartz works on multidimentional levels of being. Generating electromagnetism and dispelling static electricity, it is an extremely powerful healing and energy amplifier. Absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating energy, a Quartz crystal, when held, doubles your biomagnetic field, and acupuncture needles coated in Quartz increase efficacy by 10 percent. Working at a vibrational level attuned to specific requirements of the user, Quartz takes energy to the most perfect state possible, before the disease set in, acting as a deep soul cleanser, and connects the physical dimension with the mind. Working like a cosmic computer, Quartz stores information and has the ability to dissolve karmic seeds. It enhances metaphysical abilities and attunes to spiritual purpose.

ROSE QUARTZ:Beneficial for: Inducing love, reducing tension, overcoming trauma, sexual imbalances, grief, addiction, overcoming rape, heart and circulatory system, chest, lungs, kidneys, adrenals, vertigo, fertility, burns, blistering, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, senile dementia. A stone of unconditional love and infinite peace, Rose Quartz is the most important crystal for healing the heart and the heart chakra. This beautiful stone promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds. Romantic Rose Quartz attracts love. Placed by your bed or in the relationship corner of your home, it draws love toward you or supports an existing partnership, restoring trust and harmony. Rose Quartz is the finest emotional healer. Releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache and transmuting emotional conditioning that no longer serves, it soothes internalized pain and heals deprivation, opening your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief. Rose Quartz teaches how to love yourself and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth. Excellent for trauma or crisis, Rose Quartz acts as a rescue remedy, providing reassurance and calm. This stone draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vibes. Strengthening empathy and sensitivity and aiding the acceptance of necessary change, it is an excellent stone for midlife crisis. Holding Rose Quartz enhances positive affirmations, the stone then reminding you of your intention. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Wands from the heart and solar plexus, a Rose Quartz wand is an excellent tool for drawing out emotional distress and for healing a broken heart. It works equally well for agitation or anxiety. Raised blood pressure is lowered and a racing pulse normalizes under this stone's calming influence. If the chakras are spinning erratically, a Rose Quartz wand applied at the heart chakra stabilizes and brings them into harmony.

RHODONITE: Beneficial for: Mantra-based meditation, closing metaphysical gates, confusion, doubt, confidence, excellent wound healer, insect bites, scarring, bone growth, hearing organs, fertility, emphysema, inflammation of joints, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, stomach ulcer, multiple sclerosis. An emotional balancer that nurtures love and encourages the brotherhood of humanity, Rhodonite stimulates and heals the heart. It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential. This stone has a strong resonance with forgiveness, assists in reconciliation after long-term pain and abuse, and is beneficial in emotional self-destruction and codependency. In past-life healing it deals with betrayal and abandonment, clearing away emotional wounds and scars from the past - whenever that might be - and bringing up painful emotions for transmutation. Promoting unselfish self-love and forgiveness, Rhodonite helps in taking back projections that blame a partner for what is really inside oneself. A useful "first-aid stone," Rhodonite heals emotional shock and panic, supporting the soul during the process. Rhodonite turns back insults and prevents retaliation. It recognizes that revenge is self-destructive and assists in remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations.

GREEN AVENTURINE: Beneficial for: Balancing male-female energy, prosperity, leadership, decisiveness, compassion, empathy, irritation, creativity, stuttering, severe neurosis, thymus gland, connective tissue, nervous system, blood pressure, metabolism, cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, heart attacks, anti-inflammatory, skin eruptions, allergies, migraine headaches, eyes, adrenals, lungs, sinuses, heart, muscular and urogenital systems. A very positive stone, Aventurine is used to grid gardens or houses against geopathic stress. Wearing Aventurine absorbs electromagnetic smog and protects against environmental pollution. This stone guards against metaphysical vampirism of heart energy and brings together the intellectual and emotional bodies. Aventurine stabilizes one's state of mind, recognizing alternatives and possibilities. It aids emotional recovery and enables living within one's own heart. Aventurine regulates growth from birth to seven years.

BLUE QUARTZ: Beneficial for: Organs in upper body, detoxification, depression, bloodstream, throat, immune system, overstimulation, spleen, endocrine system. A master healer for any condition, multidimensional cellular memory healer, and efficient receptor for programming. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Quartz (see above), Blue Quartz reaches out to others and inspires hope, calms the mind, assuages fear, and assists in understanding your spiritual nature during metamorphosis. Excellent for overcoming disorganization, it instills mental clarity and self-discipline and fires creativity. Natural Blue Quartz may have Dumortierite, Aerinite, Rutile, or Indicolite included within it.  

LAPIS LAZULI: Beneficial for: Objectivity, clarity, stress, self-expression, anxiety, female hormones, menopause, PMS, immune system, insomnia, pain, migraine, depression, respiratory and nervous systems, throat, larynx, thyroid, organs, bone marrow, thymus, hearing loss, blood, vertigo, blood pressure. Prized for thousands of years, it was a favored stone in ancient Egypt, where it was believed to lead the soul into immortality and open the heart to love. The royal stone, it was said to contain the soul of the gods. A metaphysical stone par excellence, Lapis Lazuli is a key to spiritual attainment. Enhancing dreamwork and metaphysical abilities, it facilitates spiritual journeying and stimulates personal and spiritual power. Possessing enormous serenity, Lapis Lazuli is protective. Alerting to psychic attack, it returns the energy to its source. This stone highlights the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or disease caused by not speaking out. Harmonizing body, emotions, mind, and spirit, it brings deep inner self-knowledge and multidimensional cellular healing. A powerful thought amplifier, Lapis Lazuli stimulates highter mental faculties and encourages creativity. This stone teaches the value of active listening and helps you confront truth, wherever you find it, and accept its teaching. Facilitating expressing your own opinions and harmonizing conflict, Lapis Lazuli aids in taking charge of life. If repressed anger is causing difficulties in the throat, it releases these. This stone brings honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. A bonding stone in love and friendship, it dissolves martyrdom, cruelty, suffering, self-mortification, and emotional bondage.

FLUORITE: Beneficial for: Balance, coordination, self-confidence, shyness, worry, centering, concentration, psychosomatic disease, absorption of nutrients, bronchitis, emphysema, pleurisy, pneumonia, antiviral, infections, teeth, cells, bones, DNA damage, skin and mucous membranes, respiratory tract, colds, flu, sinusitis, ulcers, wounds, adhesions, mobilizing joints, arthritis, rheumatism, spinal injuries, pain relief, shingles, nerve-related pain, blemishes, wrinkles, dental work, libido. An effective crystal to overcome any form of disorganization, Fluorite draws off negative energies and stress, incorporating structure into daily life. It purifies and reorganizes anything within the physical or subtle bodies that is not in perfect order, and cleanses and stabilizes the aura. It brings stability to groups, linking them into a common purpose. Fluorite discerns when outside influences are at work and shuts off psychic manipulation and undue mental influence. Grounding and integrating spiritual energies, it promotes unbiased impartiality and heightens intuitive powers, making you aware of higher spiritual realities. It dissolves fixed patters of behavior and brings suppressed feelings to the surface for resolution. An excellent learning aid, it increases concentration and promotes quick thinking and absorption of new information. This stone is extremely effective against computer and electromagnetic stress and, appropriately positioned, blocks geopathic stress.

AMETHYST: Physical, emotional, and psychological pain; decision-making; recurrent nightmares; geopathic stress; protection against thieves; anger; rage; fear; anxiety; grief; neural transmission; dreams; alcoholism; hormone production; endocrine system; metabolism; cleansing and eliminating organs; immune system; blood; headache; bruises; injuries; swellings; burns; hearing disorders; lungs; respiratory tract; skin complaints; cellular disorders; digestive tract; regulating flora; removing parasites; reabsorption of water; insomnia; psychiatric conditions other than paranoia or schizophrenia. Promoting love of the divine, Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Opening multidimensional awareness, it enhances metaphysical abilities and is an excellent stone for meditation and scrying. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences, helps dream recall, and assists visualization. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting it into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environmental energies. Harmonizing the physical, mental, and emotional bodies and linking them to the spiritual, it purifies the aura. Amethyst is helpful for people about to take the transition through death and supports coming to terms with loss. This stone has a sobering effect on overindulgence and overcomes addictions. Beneficial to the mind, it calms or stimulates as appropriate, helping to feel more focused, assisting assimilation of new ideas, and connecting cause with effect. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows.  

PYRITE: Beneficial for: Energy, diplomacy, despair, fatigue, inferiority complex, servitude, inadequacy, inertia, memory, accessing potential, cooperation, blood, circulation, bones, cell formation, DNA damage, meridians, sleep disturbance owing to gastric upset, digestive tract, ingested toxins, circulatory and respiratory systems, lungs, asthma, bronchitis, oxygenates bloodstream. Known as Fool's Gold, Pyrite comes from the Greek for "firestone" because it was believed that Pyrite, a sparking stone, held fire in its core. An excellent energy shield, Pyrite blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels, preventing energy leaks from the physical body and aura, protecting subtle and physical bodies, and deflecting harm. It creates a positive outlook. This stone sees behind a facade to what is. Pyrite is very fast-acting and is particularly helpful for getting to the root of karmic and psychosomatic disease. Cubic Pyrite expands and structures mental capabilities, balancing instinct with intuition, creativity with analysis. 

ORANGE CALCITE: Beneficial for: Reproductive system, sexual abuse, gallbladder, intestinal disorders, irritable bowel, mucus, study, motivation, laziness, revitalization, emotional stress, organs of elimination, calcium uptake in bones, dissolving calcification, skeleton, joints, intestinal conditions, skin, blood clotting, tissue healing, immune system, growth in small children. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Calcite (Calcite: is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy that facilitates higher awareness and metaphysical abilities. Connecting emotions with intellect, it facilitates emotional intelligence and has a positive effect, especially where someone has lost hope. A good mental healer, Calcite calms the mind, teaches discernment and analysis, stimulates insights and boosts memory), Orange Calcite is a highly energizing and cleansing stone. Balancing the emotions, it removes fear and overcomes depression, dissolving problems and maximizing potential. This stone removes karmic hooks and memories of old abuse held in the sacral chakra, facilitating healing on all levels. It assists in integrating new insights and creativity into everyday life.

ORANGE CARNELIAN: Beneficial for: Analytic ability, dramatic pursuits, courage, vitality, metabolism, concentration, envy, weak memory, anger, emotional negativity, nosebleeds, infertility, frigidity, impotence, increasing potency, physical wounds, blood disorders, food assimilation, absorption of vitamins and minerals, heart, circulation, blood purification, female reproductive organs, lower-back disorders, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, depression in advanced years, bodily fluids, kidneys, accelerates healing in bones and ligaments, stanches blood, headaches. The name Carnelian is derived from the Latin cranes, flesh. Deep Red Carnelian may be heat-treated and, held against light, shows stripes, while natural Carnelian shows a cloudy color. Carnelian was beloved of the Egyptians, who believed that it assisted the soul on its journey and had great protective powers in the afterlife. They wore it to calm anger, jealousy, and envy. A stabilizing stone with high energy, Carnelian anchors into the present reality, and is excellent for restoring vitality. Carnelian has the ability to cleanse other stones. Imparting acceptance of the cycle of life, Carnelian removes fear of death and assists positive life choices. Useful for overcoming abuse, it helps you trust yourself and your perceptions, overcoming negative conditioning. Removing extraneous thoughts when meditating, it tunes daydreamers into everyday reality. A stone of abundance, it motivates for success in business and other matters. 

TIGER'S EYE: Beneficial for: Brain hemisphere integration, perception, internal conflicts, pride, willfulness, emotional balance, yin-yang, fatigue, hemophilia, hepatitis, mononucleosis, depression, eyes, night vision, throat, reproductive organs, constrictions, broken bones. It is said that Roman solders wore an engraved Tiger's Eye to protect them in battle, and it is still used as a protective stone. Combining earth energy with the energies of the sun, it creates a high vibrational state that draws spiritual energies to earth. Tiger's Eye heals mental disease and personality disorders; deals with issues of self-worth, self-criticism, and blocked creativity; and is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted. Facilitating assertion and anchoring change into the physical body, this stone assists in recognizing talents and faults to be overcome and supports an addictive personality in making changes. Facilitating correct use of power, Tiger's Eye supports integrity and assists in accomplishing goals. It differentiates between wishful thinking and what one really needs, and assists in recognizing other people's needs.

RED JASPER: Beneficial for: Libido, rebirthing, boundaries, circulatory system, fevers, blood, liver, blockages in the liver or bile ducts, electromagnetic and environmental pollution, radiation, stress, prolonged illness or hospitalization, circulation, digestive and sexual organs, balancing mineral content of the body. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, Red and Brecciated Jasper provide gentle stimulation, grounding energy and rectifying unjust situations. Bringing problems to light before they escalate, Red Jasper makes an excellent "sorry bead" for calming emotion. Placed under the pillow, it promotes dream recall. Stimulating the base chakras, cleaning and stabilizing the aura, Red Jasper returns negativity to its source. 

BLACK OBSIDIAN: Beneficial for: Strength, digestion of anything that is hard to accept, detoxification, blockages, hardened arteries, arthritis, joint pain, cramp, injuries, pain, bleeding, enlarged prostate. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Obsidian (below), this shamanic stone removes disorder from the body and powerfully draws off negativity and repels curses. Grounding the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane, Black Obsidian brings them under the direction of the conscious will. Black Obsidian forces facing up to one's true Self, taking you deep into the subconscious mind, magnifying negative energies so that they can be fully experienced and released. This healing effect can work on the ancestral and family line. Reversing previous misuse of power, Black Obsidian addresses power issues on all levels. 


OBSIDIAN: Beneficial for: Compassion, strength, digestion of anything that is hard to accept, detoxification, blockages, hardened arteries, arthritis, joint pain, cramps, injuries, pain, bleeding, circulation, enlarged prostate, warming the extremities.  The Aztecs fashioned flat sheets of Obsidian into scrying mirrors, and ancient peoples created arrowheads and yes with magical properties. Having no crystalline structure, Obsidian has no boundaries or limitations, working extremely fast with great power. Obsidian's greatest gift is insight into the cause of disease. Mercilessly exposing flaws, weaknesses, blockages, and disempowering conditions, nothing can be hidden. Impelling growth, it lends solid support but needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist. Providing deep soul healing, Obsidian goes back to past life to heal festering emotions or trauma carried forward into the present, bringing depth and clarity to emotions. A strongly protective stone, Obsidian forms a shield against negativity, providing a grounding cord from the base (root) chakra to the center of the earth. It absorbs negative energies from the environment and blocks psychic attack and negative spiritual influences. Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs but makes it absolutely clear what lies behind mental distress or diseases. Each color of Obsidian has its own attributes. 

MAGNESITE: Beneficial for: Emotional stress, intolerance, irritability, magnesium absorption, detoxification, body odor, harmonizing brain hemispheres, antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, menstrual, stomach, intestinal, and vascular cramps, gallbladder and kidney stones, bone and teeth disorders, epilepsy, headaches, migraine, slowing blood clotting, fat metabolism, cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina, heart disease, body temperature, fevers, chills. Magnesite practices unconditional love in situations where relationships with other people are difficult because of behavior or addictions. This stone assists standing in your own center, placidly accepting the other person without requiring them to change or being affected by their difficulties. Magnesite also helps you love yourself - necessary before you can accept love from others. This stone surfaces self-deceit, helping you recognize unconscious thoughts and feelings na inducing a positive attitude to lie. Magnesite shows egotistical people how to take a back seat and teaches how to listen attentively to others. 

LABRADORITE: Beneficial for: Witness during radionics treatment, aligning physical and etheric bodies, PMS, removing warts (tape and leave in place), vitality, originality, patience, eyes, brain, stress, regulating metabolism, colds, gout, rheumatism, hormones, blood pressure. A stone of transformation, Laboradorite prepares body and soul for the ascension process. This highly mystical and protective stone raises consciousness and deflects unwanted energies from the aura, preventing energy leakage. Holding esoteric knowledge, it takes you into another world or into other lives. This crystal helps banish fears and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, strengthening trust in the universe. Labradorite removes other peoples projections, including thought forms hooked into the aura. With Laboradorite, analysis and rationality are balanced with inner signs. Laboradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. 

SELENITE: Beneficial for: Judgment, insight, aligning the spinal column, flexibility, epilepsy, mercury poisoning from dental amalgam, free radicals, breastfeeding, its finest healing occurs at the energetic levels. The name Selenite derives from the Greek moon goddess, Selene, and means "moonlike glow." With a very fine vibration, Selenite induces clarity of mind and accesses angelic consciousness. This crystal anchors the light body in the earth vibration. An ancient stone, it is one of the most powerful crystals for the new vibration on earth and can be used for scrying, to see the future or to ascertain what has occurred in the past. A powerful disperser and stabilizer for erratic emotions, it brings about a conscious understanding of what is taking place at the subconscious level. Selenite creates a protective grid around a house, and a large piece placed in the house ensures a peaceful atmosphere. Selenite wands have a very pure vibration and detach entities or thought forms from the aura and prevent anything external from influencing the mind. Long and delicate natural Selenite wands are sometimes attached to another crystal to form a powerful healing tool that resonates at a high frequency and imparts ancient wisdom and ancient knowledge. 

MASTER SHAMANITE: Beneficial for: Ancestral healing, mourning, the energy body. A profoundly metaphysical stone, Master Shamanite strengthens personal will, infusing power. It assists setting an intention and remaining centered and focused. Containing fossils that connect to ancestral wisdom, it heals ancestral pain. Helpful for grief, it purifies and protects the energy body. Facilitating multidimensional access, it assists journeying and soul retrieval.

AMAZONITE: Beneficial for: Electromagnetic smog, emotional trauma, worry, fear, negative energy, aggravation, universal love, alcoholism, thyroid and parathyroid, liver, nervous system, osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium balance, calcium deposits, metabolic deficiencies, calcium deficiencies, muscle spasm. With its powerful filtering action, Amazonite blocks geopathic stress and, placed between you and the source, absorbs microwaves and cellphone emanations, protecting against electromagnetic pollution. It is particularly useful for illnesses caused by oversensitivity to environmental influences and electromagnetic smog. Filtering information passing through the brain, and combining intellect with intuition, Amazonite allows you to see both sides of an argument and reach your own conclusions, supporting self-determination. Releasing relief from the emotional body, from whatever time span it occurred, this stone creates emotional balance and facilitates constructive expression o what has formerly been left unsaid. Aligning the physical body with the etheric, Amaonite assists in maintaining optimum health. It is of particular benefit to musicians and writers. 

APACHE TEAR: Beneficial for: Spontaneity, forgiveness, snakebite, detoxification, assimilation of Vitamins C and D, muscle spasm. Traditionally said to be the tears Native American women shed for their men, Apache Per heals grief, providing insight into the source of distress and promoting forgiveness. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Obsidian, this stone gently brings up emotional negativity for transmutation and is excellent for absorbing negative energy and protecting the aura. This stone stimulates analytical capabilities and removes self-limitations. 


LEPIDOITE: Beneficial for: Addictions, anorexia, emotional or mental dependency, bipolar disorders, nightmares, stress, obsessive thoughts, despondency, emotional lability, digestion, muscle relaxation, allergies, anger, depression, immune system, restructuring DNA, generation of negative ions, exhaustion, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, nerve pain, sciatica, neuralgia, joint problems, detoxification of skin and connective tissue, menopause, illnesses caused by sick-building syndrome, computer stress, repetitive strain injury, and tendonitis. Lepidolite derives from the Greek lepidos, meaning scale. Dissipating negativity and inducing calm, it is excellent for clearing electromagnetic pollution and should be placed on computers or gridded around the house. A stone of transition, Lepidolite insists on being used for the highest good and brings about reconciliation. Activating and opening all chakras, it brings in cosmic awareness. Lepidolite assists in shamanic or spiritual journeying, and accesses the Akashic Record. Showing you thoughts and feelings from other lives that are creating a blockage in your life now, it can take you forward into the future. Containing lithium, it is helpful in stabilizing bipolar disorders. Lepidolite gently removes and restructures outworn behavioral patterns, encouraging independence and the achievement of goals without outside help. Placed over the site of disease, it gently vibrates. With its power of objectivity and concentration, it aids analytic processes and decision-making, focusing on what is important and filtering out distractions. 

APACHE TEAR: See above.

AMETHYST: See above.

CHRYSOPRASE: Beneficial for: Fluent speech, judgmentalism, forgiveness, compassion, mental dexterity, codependence, detoxifying, stanching blood, pain, arthritis, rheumatism, influenza, eyes, mobilizing heavy metals out of the body, liver function, relaxation, fertility internality caused by infection, sexually transmitted diseases, gout, eye problems, mental illness, skin diseases, heart problems, goiter, balancing hormones, digestive system, infirmity, absorption of vitamin C., fungal infections, claustrophobia, nightmares. Said by the ancients to promote love of truth, Chrysoprase promotes optimism and personal insight Inducing deep meditative states, it imparts a sense of being part of the divine whole. This stone assists in looking at egotistical motives in the past and the effect that has had on your development, and aligns your ideals with your behavior. Chrysoprase heals your inner child, releasing emotions locked in since childhood, and, overcoming compulsive thoughts, turns your attention to positive events. This stone stimulates acceptance of oneself and others.

BLACK ONYX: Beneficial for: Making wise decisions, self-confidence, centering, vigor, hearing, steadfastness, stamina, grief, overwhelming fears, quelling sexual desire, balancing yin and yang, teeth, bones, bone marrow, blood disorders, feet. In ancient times, Onyx was believed to have a demon imprisoned within that would awaken at night, sowing discord, especially between lovers. Nowadays, strength-giving Onyx is a protective stone for dark nights and lonely places, Taking you forward to view the future, it facilitates being master of your destiny. A stone of separation that banishes old habits, Onyx is useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or when it has passed its sell-by date and needs releasing. Assisting in keeping your own counsel, Onyx holds memories of what happens to the wearer and can be used for psychometry. Effective in past-life work for healing old injuries and physical trauma affecting the present life, it anchors the flighty into a stable way of life and imparts self-control. 

SMOKEY QUARTZ: Beneficial for: Concentration, nightmares, geopathic stress, X-ray exposure, hips, chemotherapy, libido, pain relief, fear, depression, abdomen, legs, headaches, stress, reproductive system, muscle, nerve tissue, heart, cramp, the back, nerves, assimilation of minerals, fluid regulation. A psychopomp for conducting souls to the otherworld, Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and cleaning stones. This protective stone has a strong link with the earth, promoting concern for the environment and suggesting ecological solutions. It blocks geopathic stress, absorbs electromagnetic smog, and assists elimination and detoxification at all levels, bringing in a positive vibration to fill the space. Smoky Quartz can be used to protect the earth chakra below the feet or gridded around an area of disturbed earth energy. It teaches how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you. A superb antidote to stress, alleviating suicidal tendencies and ambivalence about being in incarnation, Smoky Quartz helps tolerate difficult times with equanimity, fortifying resolve. It assists acceptance of the physical body and the sexual nature, enhancing virility and cleaning the base chakra so that passion can flow naturally. Facilitating pragmatic thought, it facilitates moving between alpha and beta states of mind. As Smoky Quartz is often naturally irradiated, it is excellent for treating radiation-related illness or supporting chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A layout of slow-release Smoky Quartz pointing out from the body can prevent a healing crisis from occurring. 

ROSE QUARTZ: See above. 

CITRINE: Beneficial for: Sensitivity to environmental influences, optimism, letting go of the past, self-esteem, self-confidence, concentration, depression, fears, phobias, individuality, motivation, creativity, self-expression, nightmares, Alzheimer's, itching, male hormones, detoxification, elimination, energizing, recharging, ME, degenerative disease, digestion, spleen, pancreases, kidney and bladder infections, eye problems, blood circulation, thymus, thyroid, nerves, constipation, cellulite. As an elixir: menstrual problems, menopause, hot flushes, balancing hormones, alleviating fatigue. Deriving from the French citron, or lemon, lighter shades of Citrine are said to govern the physical body and its functions, and darker shades the spiritual aspects of life. A powerful cleanser and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is an exceedingly beneficial stone. Energizing and highly creative, it never needs cleansing, It absorbs, transmutes, and grounds negative energy and protects the environment. It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance and should be placed in a shabby and the earth corner of the house. Encouraging sharing what one has, it imparts joy to all who behold it. A useful sone for smoothing group or family discord, Citrine reverses self-destructive behaviors and assists in acting on constructive criticism. It promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge, and helps you move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced. 

INDICOLITE QUARTZ: Beneficial for: Multidimensional cellular memory healing, efficient receptor for programming, energy enhancement, immune system, bringing the body into balance, speech impediments, sadness, blocked feelings, pulmonary and immune systems, brain, fluid imbalances, kidney, chronic sore throat, insomnia, night sweats, sinusitis, bacterial infections. Place where there is disease or congestion. A master healer for any condition. The inclusions of Blue Tourmaline within Indicolite Quartz stimulate out-of-body experiences and journeys thought different realms of consciousness. In addition to carrying the generic properties of Tourmaline and Quartz, it transports you to a very high vibration, offering an overview of your lives and indicating why your have chosen to incarnate again. Meditating with Indicolite Quartz puts you in touch with your life purpose and spiritual guides. 

*All information above was obtained from "The Encyclopedia of Crystals" by Judy Hall AND angelgjrotto.com