Learn the Meaning of Gemstones
Many people within the new age culture and its subcultures resonate with crystals. The idea of using stones has been around for a while. In fact, it’s an idea that has been around for as long as man has been walking. But what does each crystal mean?
Why Do People Like Crystals?
The reason most people like crystals and gemstones is that they are tangible. They are real. They look pretty and unique and can easily be carried around in a purse, wallet, or pocket.
By possessing one, you are linking to its energy and the benefits it can bring into your life. Since all crystals are different, the benefits of each will be various.
The Truth about Gemstones
You have to remember that the belief in the gem and its ability is the most essential part of using crystals.
If you don’t believe a crystal or gemstone really aids in any way, then it won’t do a thing for you. It’s like the old story of a vampire and the cross. If a person doesn’t have faith or believe, the cross won’t keep the vampire at bay. Likewise, if you don’t have faith and don’t think crystals will work, they won’t. It’s as simple as that.
Metaphysical Properties of Common Stones and Crystals
Below are some of the most common stones and crystals and their magical properties. This common stone guide can help you find suitable crystals or stones to aid your physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual journey.
These are not all the standard crystals or metaphysical properties associated with each stone. Still, it’s a great beginner’s guide to help one understand specific rocks’ properties.
This stone is calming and promotes joy and balance. It is an excellent stone to carry with you to help reduce stress.
This rock absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive energy. It also helps to keep an environment/space and the chakras clean and clear of negative energy.
This is one of the most powerful stones. It carries with it a very high spiritual vibration. It guards explicitly against psychic attacks and transforms the energy of such attacks into love. It also helps to reduce stress and brings calming energy into any environment it’s in. Amethyst is also said to help relieve physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual pain in those that carry or wear it. This stone can also attune one to universal love energies and promote personal transformation and intuition development. Amethyst is also suitable for overcoming addictions.
Helps heal swollen glands and is an excellent meditation stone. Good for stress and spiritual inspiration.
Keeps negative thoughts and influences away from the holder. This is especially true when it comes to dreams, and the stone can help protect you from nightmares and provide the benefit of deeper sleep. It is also said to dispel confusion and make decision-making easier. This crystal has the metaphysical properties of helping blood disorders, improving circulation, and promoting mental balance.
The Boji stone helps to ground a person into reality. It is excellent for people who daydream or can’t focus on the here and now. These stones are also helpful in overcoming obstacles.
Protects against envy, rage, and resentment. Both your own and other people’s. It is excellent for helping to calm anger and for destroying negative emotions and replacing them with love. This stone increases natural energy flow and aids in concentration and accomplishment of objectives. It is a stone for self-control.
Removes negative energy from the aura. It also improves confidence and brings happiness to a person.
This crystal improves self-confidence and clarity and raises self-esteem. It attracts abundance and cheerfulness. A cleanser for the bloodstream.
The Emerald crystal helps protect the person who carries it from the enchantment and manipulation of others. This crystal is also great for clearing and opening the heart center. This stone helps heal and build the immune system. Enhance dreams, memory, and mental powers. Suitable for almost all mental disorders. It is a balancing stone.
Protective against the ill wishes or thoughts of others. It tends to build a protective shield around the body and returns any of these ill wishes or ideas to the source they came from.
A symbol of hope, this stone is said to protect against the dangers of the physical world.
This crystal grounds excess energy. Suitable for meditation and stress reduction. Strengthens teeth and bones.
Considered to be one of the most protective stones. This stone reflects the negative energy of other people and grounds the negative energy that the holder produces. It is a stone that never has to be cleared. A great stone to place in a room as it can absorb the negativity of the environment. A stone of strength for the blood and will. Helps one center on their purpose. Increases feminine energies. A good stone for smokers as it aids the lungs, circulatory and respiratory systems in circulating oxygen. Also considered to be a stone of protection. One of the few stones that never needs to be cleansed or cleared.
It creates an energy shield around the person carrying the stone. It protects a person against negative, infective, and invasive energy at all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It can also help to promote diplomacy in day-to-day dealings.
Sometimes called the wisdom stone. It protects a person by increasing love and nurturing in their life. It helps to create harmony and attract good luck and helpful friends. Jade can also help a person to release negative thoughts or the past. Guardian of peace, tranquility, and unity of spirit. Counteracts stress. Dream stone.
It will clear any chakra that it comes into contact with. Jasper will also absorb negative energy and create a protective barrier around the aura. It is also reported to be an excellent stone to help overcome illness. It soothes nerves and soothes the queasy stomach. Strengthens the liver, gall bladder, and urinary bladder. Physical healing stone.
A stone that has been worn since the stone age. Its primary function is to decrease violence and illness. It is also used to protect against evil spirits and demonic forces. Additionally, it can draw out negative energy when placed on a person.
Dispels negative entities and spirit attachments. It protects the aura from unwanted and unneeded energy and strengthens it. It awakens unconditional love and helps people align with higher spiritual vibrations.
Stops energy from leaking out of the aura. This stone also helps to banish fears and insecurities.
A stone that helps the pancreas and spleen. Balancing vibration that restores tired nerves. Represents fidelity in love and friendship. Protection for the body. The malachite stone should be cautiously worn since it accentuates the owner’s mood.
Talisman of “good fortune.” Aligns emotions with the higher self. Emphasizes love and tender passions. A spiritual stone to aid psychic abilities.
Relives stress and repeals negative vibrations. The “storyteller” holds the owner’s personal story.
This common stone focuses on and helps the throat chakra. It helps against bronchitis, reminiscence of love & friendships. Dispels anxiety and frustration.
Clear Quartz attracts, transmits, and amplifies energy. Penetrates dimensions of existence. Healing for body & Mind through meditation.
Rose Quartz is connected to the heart chakra. It brings about healing love and acceptance energies for self & others.
Smoky Quartz is connected to the root chakra and thus activates survival instincts. It improves intuition regarding challenge & responsibility. Smoky Quartz balances sexual energy and releases kundalini.
Combines earth and divine energy for illumination. Brings balance, focus, grounding & courage.
A vital stone to have. It is the psychic protector and physical protector. Changes color at time of significance. Attuned to the owner. Builds strength, provides protection, and induces wisdom & understanding.
Shamans often use this stone to protect themselves from mischievous spirits during rituals and spirit journeys. This crystal is also said to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain and change negative thinking patterns to more positive ones.
This is by no means a list of all crystals and stones. It is a good beginner list of some of the more popular gems and their meanings.