The Transformational Properties of Gems and Minerals
by Legion of Light
Agate: A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body/mind.
Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability
to discern the truth and accept circumstances. Grounding, but
energetic. Powerful healer. Works with chakras and attitudes
according to color of stone.
Alexandrite: A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external
regeneration, has positive influence on nervous system,
spleen, pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body.
Spiritual tranformation and regeneration. Reflects highest
potentials of unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. (7)
Amazonite: A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system. Strengthens
heart and physical body. Aids alignment of mental and etheric
body. Brings joy and upliftment. Creative expression.
Facilitates clearer vision of one's own harmful tendencies,
making them easier to release. (5)
Amber: Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts positive
influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing,
soothing, harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified
golden light. Stabilizes kundalini awakening. Activates
altruistic nature. Spiritualizes the intellect. (2,3,7)
Amethyst: A variety of quartz. Strengthens endocrine and immune
systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and
pituitary glands. Powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Helps
mental disorders. Purification and regeneration on all levels
of consciousness. Transmutes one's lower nature into the more
highly refined aspects of their higher potentials. Physical
representative of the Violet Ray of alchemy and
transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic
abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling
abilities. Calming, strong protective qualities. Healing,
divine love, inspiration, intuition. (6,7)
Aquamarine: A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention.
Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies the
body. Enhances clarity of mind, aids creative self-expression.
Physical/emotional/mental balancer. Helps banish fears and
phobias. Excellent for meditation. Inspiration, peace,
calmness, love. (5,3)
Adventurine (Green): A variety of quartz. Purifies mental, emotional
and etheric bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear.
Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional
tranquility, positive attitudes towards life. Brings on einto
alignment with their center. Independence. Health, wellbeing.
Azurite: Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (becaue of
copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood.
Facilitates clear meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances
psychic abilities. Initiates transformation. Cleanses mental
body. Inspiration, creativity, intution. (6,5)
Bloodstone: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates
bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens
heart, pleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron
deficiencies. Reduces emotional/mental stress. Powerful
physical healer. Stimulates movement of kundalini. Links root
chakra with heart. Inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A
highly evolved mineral. (1,4)
Calcite: Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female
polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotionally
balancing. Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for
astral projection. Joy, lightness. Works with chakras and
attitudes according to color of stone.
Carnelian: A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral
healer. Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver,
gallbladder, pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes
physical/emotional/mental bodies. Aligns physical and etheric
bodies. Enhances attunement with inner self. Facilitates
concentration. Opens the heart. Warming, social, joyous.
Celestite: Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing, peace
of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative
expression. Helps one adjust to higher, more rarefied states
of awareness. Truth, reliability. Clear speech. (5)
Chrysocolla: Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, arthritic
conditions. Strengthens lungs and thyroid gland. Enhances
metabolism. Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears,
guilt, tension. Helps clear subconscious imbalances. Activates
feminine qualities. Amplifies throat chakra-creative
expression, power, communication. Joy, emotional balance. (4,5)
Chrysophrase: A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns. Eases
depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming,
balancing, healing for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Helps
one see clearly into personal problems. Brings out inner
talents. Lightheartedness, joy. (4)
Citrine: A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver,
gallbladder, digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration.
Detoxifies physical/emotional/mental bodies. Enhances body's
healing energy. Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raises
self-esteem. Powerful alignment with Higher Self.
Lightheartedness, cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing.
Attracts abundance. (2,7)
Diamond: Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones.
Breaks up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality.
Master healer. Dispels negativity. Purifies physical/etheric
bodies. REflects will and power aspects of god. Enhances full
spectrum of energies in body/mind/spirit. Alignment with
Higher Self. Abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.
Dioptase: Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles,
blood pressure. Vitalizes, balances, tones body/mind.
Emotional stability. Peach of mind. Excellent for use with
healing and affirmations. Abundance, prosperity, progress,
health, well-being. (4)
Emerald: A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, immune
system, nervous system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids
alignment of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams, meditation,
deeper spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity
within us. Prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance,
healing, patience. Strong emotional balancer. (4,3)
Fluorite: Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital
nutrients. Beneficial for blood vessles and spleen. Grounds
excess energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater
concentration, meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more
abstract concepts. Facilitates interdimensional communication.
Powerful healer. Works with chakras and attitudes according to
color of stone.
Garnet (Red): Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily
systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with
root chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of the
kundalini. Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies.
Love, compassion. Enhances imagination. (1,4)
Hematite: Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen,
increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen
throughout body. Strengthens physical and etheric bodies.
Energizing, vitalizing. Enhances personal magnetism, optimism,
will, courage. Slightly grounding. Powerful stone for those
attracted to it.
Herkimer Diamond: a type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies.
Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body/mind.
Similar qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier.
Enhances inner vision. Increases awareness of dreams - "dream
crystal." Stores thorugh forms and information. (All)
Jade: Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse
blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders
and female problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates
divine, unconditional live. Clarity, modesty, courage,
justice, wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing. Dispels negativity.
Healing affinity will correspond to particular color of stone.
Jasper: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver, gallbladder,
bladder. Powerful healer; main impact on physical body.
Represents earth element. Works with chakras according to
color of stone.
Kunzite (Pink Spodumene): high lithium content makes Kunzite
beneficial to individuals with addicitve behavior. Strengthens
cardiovascular system. Aids manic depression. Excellent
balancer for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Powerful stone
for opening/healing heart. Helps one surrender to Higher Self.
Enhances self-esteem. Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing,
Kyanite: Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression,
communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity.
Connection to causal plane. Facilitates astral/
interdimensional travel. (4)
Lapis Lazuli: Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland.
Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra.
Augments strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of
chakras. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic
abilities and communication with Higher Self and Spirit
Guides. Creative expression. (5,6)
Lepidolite: Aids muscles, strengthens heart, beneficially influences
blood. High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance and
stability. Aids sleep. Enhances expression of one's inner
light and joy. (4)
Malachite: Aids functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and
tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart,
circulatory system, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep.
Vitalizing for body/mind. Reveals subconscious blocks.
Excellent balancer on all levels. (4,3)
Moldavite: A deep green silica-based tektite (meteorite) that fell to
Earth about 15 million years ago. Aids alignment with Higher
Self. Balancing and healing for physical body/mind. Aids in
channeling extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional sources.
Meteorite: Helps reveal past lives from other planets and galaxies.
Enhances connection with extraterrestrial energies. Expands
awareness. Similar to obsidian, but denser. (1)
Moonstone: Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas,
pituitary gland. Unlocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety
and stress. Aids birthing process, helps female problems.
Emotional balancer; helps lessen tendency to over-react
emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes. Aligns emotions with
higher self. (4)
Obsidian: Beneficially influences stomach and intestines. Connects
mind and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Grounds
spiritual-energy into physical plane. Absorbs and disperses
negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subconscious blocks.
brings an understanding of silence and "the void".
Detatchment, but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for
those attuned to it. (1)
Onyx: A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female
polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detatchment.
Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher
inspiration. Works with chakras and attitudes according to
color of stone.
Opal: Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. aids eyesight.
Emotional balanceer. Enhances intuition. the full spectrum of
colors resonates with all chakras. Helps conscious connection
with highest aspects of being. (4, others depending on color)
Peridot: (Olivine): Balances glandular system. Aids tissue
regeneration. Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas,
spleen, liver, adrenals. Purifies body. Enhances bloodstream.
Overal balancer and tonic for body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies.
Increase intuitative awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates
mind. Accelerates personal growth. Opens new doors or
Pyrite: Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and
oxygenates blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more
positive outlook on life. Enhances emotional body,
strengthens will. Helps one's ability to work with others
harmoniously. Practacality. (1,3,4)
Quartz crystal (clear): Enhances the crystalline properties of blood,
body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary
glands .Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions.
Amplifies thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates all
levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy
field and in environment. Receives, activates, stores,
trasmits and amplifies energy. Excellent for meditation.
Enhances interdimensional communication and communicationwith
Higher Self and Spirit Guides. (All)
Rhodochrosite: Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and
circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power.
Emotional balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas.
Aligns subtle bodies. Red/pink color helps to blend
courage/will/passion aspects of lower chakras with loving
expression of the heart. Divine love, acceptance of self and
life. Powerful healer for those attuned to it. (1,4)
Rhodonite: Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes,
pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves
memory. Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms
mind. Alighns root and heart chakras for bringing love into
action and manifestation (red/black variety). Self-esteem,
confidence. Enhances energy levels in body mind. Pink variety
(no black) helps impart understanding of strength within
vulnerability. Great stone for light-workers serving in
Rose Quartz: Aids kidneys and circulatory system. Increases fertility.
Eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger,
resentment, guilt, fear, jealousy. Reduces stress and tension,
cools hot temper. Enhances self-confidence and creativity.
Aids development of forgiveness, compassion, love. (4)
Ruby: Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances
circulation. Vitalized blood and entire body/mind system.
Strengthens immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions
on physical/spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Courage,
integrity, selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power,
leadership. Helps banish sense of limtation. (1,4)
Rutilated Quartz: Regeneration of tissue throughout body. Enhances
life-force. Strengthens immune system. Stimulates brain
functions. Eases depression, facilitates inspiration.
Increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than
clear quartz. Pierces through layers of
physical/emotional/mental density. Transmutes negativity.
Enhances communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides.
Smoky Quartz: Strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas. Increases
fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly
sedative and relaxing. Initiates movement of kundalini.
Dissipates subconscious blocks and negativity on all levels.
Grounding, centering. Excellent for meditation. Enhances dream
awareness and channelling abilities. (1,2,3)
Sugilite: Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands.
Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart.
Aids physical healing and purification of bodily
systems. Emotional balancer, reduces stress. Brings higher
spiritual awareness into physical reality. Enhances
sensitivity. Strong protective qualities. Excellent for
meditation. Enhances channeling abilities. (6,7)
Sodalite: Aids pancreas, balances endocrine system, strengthens
metabolism and lymphatic system. Balances male/female
polarities. Alleviates fear. Calms and clears the mind.
Slightly sedative, grounding. Cuts through density and
illusion, bringing clarity and truth. Enhances communication,
creative expression. Similar qualities as lapis lazuli. (5,6)
Sapphire: Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland,
thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/
spirit. Stimulates psychic abilities, clarity and inspiration.
Creative expression, loyalty, love. Aids connection with
Higher Self/Spirit Guides. Strengthens will. Expands cosmic
awareness. Dispels confusion. Excellent for meditation. (5,6)
Selenite: Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has positive
effect on brain, aiding power of concentration. Enhances
willpower. Grounded white light. (7)
Tiger-Eye: Variety of chalcedony (quartz). Beneficial for spleen,
pancreas, digestive organs, colon. Emotional balancer.
Enhances connection with personal power and will. Grounding,
centering. Helps soften stubbornness. Enhances clear
perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy. (2,3)
Topaz (Golden): Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver, gallbladder,
spleen, digestive organs, nervous system. detoxifies body.
Warming, awakening, inspiring. Abundance. (2,7)
Topaz (Blue): Tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid gland, enhances
metabolism. Emotional balance. Cooling, soothing, peace,
tranquility. Creativity, self-expression. Enhances psychic
perception, communication with Higher Self/Spirit Guides.
Tourmaline (All colors): Aids balance of endocrine system. Aids sleep.
Strengthens, vitalizes body/mind. Acitvates and enhances
crystaline properties of body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies.
Dispels fear and negative conditions. Strong protective
influence. Concentration, inspiration. Enhances sensitivity
and understanding. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic.
The various colors will activate and align corresponding
chakras: Black (Schorl) - 1
Watermelon - 1,4
Green - 4
Blue (Indicolite) - 5, 6
Red/Pink(Rubelite) - 1,4
Tourmalinated Quartz: Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals
balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing extremes.
Grounding, very protective, dissipates negativity. Combines
forces of clear quartz and black tourmaline. (1,7)
Turquoise: Tones, strengthens entire body. Tissue regeneration. Aids
circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Vitalizes blood,
nervous system, Aligns chakras. Enhances meditation. Creative
expression, peace of mind, emotional balanc, communication,
friendship, loyalty. (5)
Variscite: Soothing, calming, balancing for body/mind. Aids blood,
heart, emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives. Self
confidence. Abundance. (4,3)
Zircon: Strengthens the mind. Aids bowel problems. Balances pituitary
and pineal glands. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance,
self-esteem. Aids sleep. Similar properties as diamond and
quartz crystal. All around healer. (All).
Gold: Purifies and energizes the physical body, improves
circulation, strengthens nervous system. Balances and
develops heart chakra. Balances hemispheres of brain. Aids
tissue regeneration. Attracts positive energy into aura.
Amplifies thought forms. Aids personal illumination. Solar
energy/male aspect. (2,4,7)
Silver: Enhances mental functions. Aids circulation. Strengthens
blood, physically and etherically. Strengthens pineal and
pituitary glands. Releives stress. Relates to the moon,
subconscious, female aspect. Emotional balance. Speech
improvement. Excellent energy conductor.
Copper: Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to body/mind.
Aids metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion
and sexual imbalance. Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises
self-esteem. Strong conductor of energy.
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NOTE: This guide was prepared for general information on healing
properties of commonly-available gemstones. A number of the
qualities they attribute to stones may or may not work for any
given situation, and you are advised to experiment. There are
a number of ways to do this, safely, on yourself.
1. Identify a problem that you have, which can be helped by
one of the stones. For example, if you are easily
depressed or consider yourself uninspired, then rutilated
quartz should help you. Carry a piece of the stone for
several days to a couple of weeks, preferably beginning
when the moon is waxing. See if you think it DOES make a
difference. Or give it to someone you know who has these
problems, and see if you notice any difference in their
behavior. (On a key chain is a good way to do this, since
they will tend to carry their keys all the time).
2. Drop your stone in a glass or bottle of water (not a metal
one, please!) for a few days. Cover it, and set it on a
window sill. When you feel it is ready, take out the
stone, and drink the water. That is an elixir (in modern
3. When a problem arises, look up a stone that should help
it - one that you have in your collection. Lay in a
comfortable place (on the bed, the floor, or even in a
warm bathtub!), and place the stone on the appropriate
chakra. Relax, and let the stone work. What do you feel?
Did it help?
4. Once you are familiar with the stones that work for you,
you can put them to good uses indeed. Tuck a rose-quartz
in your pocket to calm a hot temper - and make you a more
easy-going person. Pick a stone with a good throat chakra
affinity to carry on days when you are giving talks or
All stones, and other tools for that matter, need to be rested
at times. It's best that during the dark moon (the last 3
days of the waning moon cycle), you let them rest and
recharge. This is a good time to give them a monthly
cleaning, set them in the window or on a shelf in the light,
and let them be for a couple of days.
Nature totems - and that includes stones - will lose their
effectiveness if you simply stick them on a shelf or hoard
them. Use them, handle them, make them part of your life.
When the time comes that a stone no longer works for you, you
should pass it on to someone else, or return it to the earth.