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The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones, Minerals & Crystals
In this series of posts I have included metaphysical properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals.
I have collected this from several sources and hope you find it helpful and interesting.
The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit.
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Clear (not coloured)
Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in.
Historically this crystal has been used to counter black magic, to perform diagnostic healing, and to communicate with spirits and other worlds.
Clear quartz, as opposed to coloured quartz, is associated with the crown chakra, but also works well on all chakras.
Herkimer Diamond is called the “stone of attunement”. While it is not actually diamond, it is quartz that often resembles the sparkling clarity of diamonds.
It can be metaphysically programmed to attune one to an environment, a situation, a quality, or most anything.
Herkimer Diamond is said to assist with balance on the mental, emotional, and physical levels. It can be used effectively to clear and open any chakra and is professed to relieve tension and thereby promote peace of mind.
Psychically, it’s useful for auric cleansing and dream recall.
Mystical lore says that physically it can be used to heal addictions and remove toxins. Herkimer Diamond is associated with the crown chakra.
This is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love.
Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives rose quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance.
Rose quartz is also said to be helpful with weight loss. Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra.
Rutilated quartz is said to assist with tissue regeneration, assimilation of nutrition, and slow the advancement of aging. It is also said to boost the immune system and treat respiratory illness.
Rutilated quartz is also a mystical crystal “diagnostic tool” which can help discover the true cause of an ailment. Rutilated quartz is also purported to enhance mental and physical stability, self-reliance, and meditation on feminine ideas.
It is reputed by intuitives and folklore to diminish fears, depression, and issues with decision-making. Rutilated quartz is associated with the solar plexus chakra.
Smokey quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It brings calm and centering. Lift’s depression, enhances practicality, and generally removes negative energies, bringing happiness.
Smoky quartz is also a good luck stone and it is said can also assist in tapping subconscious wisdom.
Smoky quartz is a protective stone, particularly for physical protection, protection from negativity, and psychic protection.
Physically, smoky quartz is helpful for kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues, water retention. Smoky quartz is associated with the root chakra.
Snow quartz is a stone that brings good fortune. It is also a calming and soothing stone. Snow quartz is helpful for meditation and looking within.
It also has all the properties of clear quartz to a lesser degree. Snow quartz is often used for purification. Physically, it is beneficial for the immune system.
Sceptre crystals are popularly believed to have been used by the priests/priestesses of Atlantis and Lemuria. They remind you of who you are and why you are here, and give courage, particularly to take action. Sceptre crystals help one establish a firm connection to the “true self”.
Tourmalated quartz, also known as tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone, and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity and reduces anxiety and depression.
Metal Coated Quartz
aqua aura, angel aura, flame aura, opal aura or rainbow quartz. are quartz that is permanently treated by fusing coatings of gold, indium, titanium, niobium or copper with heat and vacuum to give it them gorgeous angelic colourings and an iridescent metallic sheen.
Mystical lore counts it a stone of high spiritual energy. It is said that it is extremely helpful to the aura which it can protect, balance, and bring energetic health. In addition, it has been said to assist in raising Kundalini energy in a gentler manner.
It is used in meditation and can help one meditate on finding the proper course of action in life. It is said to help with angelic communication and communicating with Higher Self and inner wisdom. It is used by mystics to help access Akashic records and past life recall.