Crystal Encyclopedia

Amethyst- "In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine." In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. Amethyst is also well-known as a talisman of focus and success.

 

 

Blue Aventurine- combines the elements of Wind and Water in a gentle stone that resonates from the mind to the heart, working calmly, rationally, and steadily. It enhances the masculine energy in both males and females, and is a stone of self-discipline and inner strength, assisting one in making clear decisions and sticking by them. It promotes taking full responsibility for one’s life, relationships and experiences, while lending the support needed to empower change when the current reality isn’t working.

  • Aventurine is a Seeker Transformer. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of ones life to a more desirable state. 
    Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess.  When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like this opaque green Aventurine, they have the power to aid us to find new relationships that will transform some part of our life. 
    Blue is the color of ice reflecting the slowly lightening winter sky as the deep violets depart and the sun climbs higher every day. As the winter slowly gives way to the budding spring, and life quickens, ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion.
    The dark shades of blue have the power of truth. Lighter shades have the power of flexibility relaxation and balance.
    Blue crystals are the crystals of trust. When we seek to become more sincere, act more responsibly, or become more trustworthy or faithful, these crystals give us the focus we require.
  • Aventurine is used in healing efforts associated with imbalances in the energy associated with the Throat Chakra . When the throat chakra is in balance we have a easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the sacral chakra through the solar plexus can continue its path enabling free expression of the values and needs expressed within the energy
  • Aventurine brings us Water Energy. Water Energy is the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life.
  • Aventurine crystals help focus and enhance our early efforts to seek wisdom, lighting our path to understanding.
  • Melody in Love is in the Earth tells us that Aventurine is excellent for balancing the female and male energies. That would make it good for creating harmony in the home. She notes it is used in ceremonies to contact Spirit Guides.
    Aventurine wands are noted by Kliegel in Crystal Wands to be a relaxing wand that induces sleep.

 

LAPIS-Long treasured, Lapis has been used by many cultures in a wide variety of ways. Today it is a valuable talisman for gaining respect, keeping negative energy away, and for helping us to remember to be humble in our dealings with others. It is extensively used in honoring Goddesses, and it is a potent healing crystal for dealing with blockages of the throat chakra.

 

  • Lapis is a Enhancer Filter Crystal. Enhancers are minerals and crystals with internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. They can focus and enhance our energy on the feelings of improvements we desire and help turn them to the thoughts that will produce the actions we need to improve.
    Lapis, with its earth power of a Filter, is used to keep negative energy away from us. When we want help to see the best in others, to give others the benefit of the doubt, to see the good side of something, use a Lapis Lazuli.
    It is too easy in life to see the glass half empty, the child as a poor student, or the spouse as a slob. Filters, like Lapis, help us see the glass half full, the child as a loving, well-meaning young lady, and the spouse as an excellent provider, devoted to his family.
    Dark Blue Lapis is for enhancing respect and compassion in ourselves. Dark blue crystals teach us humanity, discretion, and honor. They help us act more charitably, and focus our efforts on service to others. They teach us grace, sensitivity to the needs of others, and tenderness in our dealings.
  • Blue is the color of the true birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19–March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust.
  • Lapis Lazuli is used in devotions to Dana (Danu), the Celtic River Goddess; Hera, the Greek Queen of Gods; Nuit, the Egyptian Goddess of Heaven and Sky; and Venus, Roman Goddess of Love.
  • Blue Lapis Lazuli is associated with the Throat Chakra. The throat chakra is the voice of the body. It is a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakra to be expressed. If it is out of balance or blocked it can affect the health of the other chakras.
    When it is in balance we can express what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world.
  • Lapis is associated with the planets Neptune and Venus as well as primarily with SAGITTARIUS (21 Nov – 21 Dec), Wikipedia tells us that as the ninth sign in the zodiac, Sagittarius is associated with the astrological 9th house, which is associated with natural Sagittarius matters – foreign travel and foreign countries and cultures, religion, the law and higher education, all things which seek to expand one’s experience, freedom, journeys.
  • Lapis brings us Water Energy. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area. Its flowing energy will assure a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows. To keep your life moving forward towards your goals use the water elements energy. (In some modern feng shui approaches Blue is associated with Earth Energy
  • Other practitioners report that Lapis is a stone that promotes friendship and truth. and can be worn to promote honesty and ease of communication. It is also believed to increase mental clarity, and be an energy focus for teachers. It is believed to enhance creative self-expression and to promoting spirituality.

Green Aventurine brings optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to move forward with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances one’s creativity and motivation and encourages perseverance in maneuvering life’s obstacles. 

 

Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance.

 

This beautiful stone, however, is not merely an attractor of luck, but one that aligns conditions so “opportunity” is inevitable. Green Aventurine releases old patterns, habits and disappointments so new growth can take place.  It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humor and openness to the ideas of others.

Green Aventurine is a Seeker Transformer. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of ones life to a more desirable state.

  • Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess.  When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like this opaque green Aventurine, they have the power to aid us to find new relationships that will transform some part of our life.
    This Green Aventurine is a safety talisman, a talisman of profit, and as a personal talisman in long term efforts to have financial security in old age.
  • Green Aventurine s used to honor Brigit, the Irish Goddess of Fertility and Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess.
  • Green Aventurine provides Wood Energy. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
    Wood energy is vital to your well being It is associated with family, ancestors, and community. Use this stone in the East area of a room or home if you want to keep Qui, the Universal Life Force flowing properly there.
    Green Aventurine will enhance energy flow aiding your efforts that are devoted to enhancing family and community.
  • Green Aventurine is used for grounding and centering in the beginning of a meditation ritual. It will allow you to harmonize with nature and ease the transition to the meditation state. Use this stone the first few minutes of any meditation then switch to a crystal that attuned to the intent of your session.
  • Melody in Love is in the Earth tells us that Aventurine is excellent for balancing the female and male energies. That would make it good for creating harmony in the home. She notes it is used in ceremonies to contact Spirit Guides.

 

Citrine is a popular healing and meditation crystal. This natural citrine with its internal dynamics is reported to be able to clarify your thoughts and allow the creative juices to flow in your mind. Citrine is described as a restful crystal to be used near where you study, as it is a powerhouse of creativity.  It is also used extensively as a healing crystal when imbalances of the Solar Plexus occur.  The Solar Plexus is the energy distribution center, the first of the chakras of relationships.

  • Citrine Quartz is a Seeker Transformer Crystal.
  • Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way
  • to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state.  Seekers
  • are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or
  • in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess.  When
  • they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like Quartz, they
  • form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will
  • transform some part of our life.  This crystal is a storage crystal. It will gather the Universal Life Force, and can be renewed by sunlight.
  • Citrine is used to honor Demeter the
  • Greek Goddess of Abundance. and Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War.
  • Citrine is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the beginning of summer (June 21–July 21). It is the color of midday, midyear, and the beginnings of midlife. Yellow is a color of journeys beginning well, full of promise and sunny optimism..
  • Citrine has subdued fire energy, but is generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy. Use citrine in the center of a space to energize and vitalize it.
  • Citrine, with its yellow Color Ray of Influence, is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. The Solar Plexus is the energy distribution center, the first of the chakras of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel. It controls the immune system and digestive systems. When in balance physically you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest
  • Citrine is used in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. This small polished crystal is designed to allow the flow of the Universal Life Force for you and to ease you into the meditative state. It will activate your thinking processes, and help you process images from your deep mind.
  • Citrine is a popular healing and meditation crystal. This natural citrine with its internal dynamics is reported to be able to clarify your thoughts and allow the creative juices to flow in your mind. In the Book of Stones, Robert Simmons reports it is a wonderful conduit of imagination. He reports it works in synergy with other stones. In “Crystal Energy for your Home” by Ken and Joules Taylor, Citrine is described as a restful crystal to be used near where you study, as it is a powerhouse of creativity.

 

Carnelian brings us orange, the color of joy and friendship. Joy is a pure emotion, an elusive one, but a heartfelt one. Often as people grow older, they lose the capacity for experiencing pure joy. It can be a simple delight or a deep, lasting feeling. If something seems to be missing but you can’t really describe it, perhaps a bit of orange mixed in your daily life is needed.

Carnelian is an ancient amulet of luck and has a long association with Virgo. It was reported to help staunch the flow of blood from a wound, and to protect from the Devil. All in all a powerful amulet.

  • Carnelian is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. As a talisman, Carnelian an ancient talisman of luck. It drives away evil, will move a man to love and brings women hope and comfort in pain. The wearing of Carnelian is recommended by the Lapidario of Alfonso X published in 1881 for those who have a weak voice or are timid in speech. A famous imam, Jafar taught that this stone would bring satisfaction to the desires of any who wore it.
    In modern times, Carnelian is a talisman of happiness, joy, and family togetherness. It celebrates physical pleasures.
  • With its orange color, this stone the color of the true birthstones of those born at the end of summer (August 22–September 22). The passion of the red ray has an almost multiplicative effect in the orange ray as it combines with the happy elements of gold.
  • Carnelian is the ancient stone associated with Virgo.
    “Success will bless whate’er you do,
    Through Virgo’s sign, if only you,
    Place on your hand her own gem true, Carnelian.”
  • The Egyptians used Carnelian to symbolize the love of Isis. Medallions of Carnelian were made for the deceased to assure her support in the afterlife. Carnelian is also perfect for devotions to Ceridwen, the Welsh Mother, and Knowledge Goddess.
  • Ancient medical texts discuss using carnelians to check the flow of blood. The Europeans found it to be a protection from the Devil. It cures envy.
    Carnelian is associated with the Second Chakra, the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body.
  • Carnelian has Fire energy and is used in the south area of a home or room. Fire elemental energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature.
    It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion- of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is alive, potent, but often destructive. We all need the heat, passion, and life giving energy of the fire element. It is a powerful element that must be used in moderation.
  • Carnelian in the ancient text is noted to derive its powers from the Sun and from Venus. Also called Odem, in ancient Egypt hieroglyphic texts from The Book of the Dead were engraved on amulets of carnelian. Modern writers find that Carnelian has the power to build confidence and increase our zest for life. It builds courage and strength of purpose. If you seek the power of Isis, and the power of the Sun to build your self confidence and find ways to achieve your potential, wear a carnelian.

 

GARNET-Garnet enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. It also injects some romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry.

 

  • Grossular Garnet is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state.  Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess.  When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like Quartz, they form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will transform some part of our life.  Petrified Wood is a very powerful Transformer material and is very highly recommended for self-improvement efforts.
    With its orange to dark brown color. Grossular combines the energy of the pure red ray and the exuberance and joy of the orange in a precious gift of nature. Brown is the color of home, hearth, and nature. 
  • Grossular garnets are one of the natural birthstones of those born in the first month of autumn (September 23–October 21).
  • Grossular is a garnet. It is one of the traditional birthstones of those born in January.
  • Grossular Garnet is associated with the First Chakra, the Base Chakra which is located at the base of the spine and radiating through the legs and feet. This is the grounding Chakra and deals with the health of the physical body. When it is out of balance you will feel flighty and physically adrift. This crystal can be used effectively in crystal healing when the Base Chakra is in need of realignment.
  • As a garnet, Grossular is associated with Aquarius. Wikipedia tells us Aquarius is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four fixed signs. Aquarius has been traditionally ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, Uranus has been considered a modern ruler of this sign. Being the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius is associated with the astrological 11th house. Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Aquarius individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Aquarius roughly from January 20 to February 18.
  • Grossular garnets utilize Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment, and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
  • Melody in Love is in the Earth notes that Grossular Garnet inspires the ideal of service, providing for cooperative effort and ingenuity in maintaining the effort. In the Book of Stones, Robert Simmons reports that Grossular Garnet is powerful for overcoming scarcity-mindedness, money panic and other forms of financial anxiety. 

source: (2021) Crystal Vault.

 

 

 

 

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