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Crystal Correspondence Table ~ by Katydid

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Color Type Chakra Zodiac Abalone Shell All
Achroite N/A Crown, past life,soma Aquarius Actinolite N/A Heart Scorpio
Actinolite Quartz N/A N/A Adamite N/A Solar plexus, heart, throat Cancer
Adventurine N/A Heart, spleen Aries Aegirine N/A Higher Heart Pisces
African Pyrite Solar plexus Agate N/A Various Gemini
Agrellite N/A Third eye Aquarius Ajote N/A Third eye, Crown, links heart to throat Virgo
Ajote with Shattuckite N/A Higher Heart N/A Alamandine Garnet Base, Sacral, heart, crown Virgo, Scorpio
Alexandrite N/A Lower, heart Scorpio Amazonite N/A Spleen, solar plexus, heart, connects higher heart to throat Virgo
Amber N/A Throat, cleanses and purifies all Leo, Aquarius Amblygonite N/A Solar plexus, opens and aligns all Taurus
Amethyst Elestial Higher Crown and upward Aquarius, Pisces Amethyst Spirit Quartz Higher Crown, soma Aquarius, Pisces
Amethyst Phantom Quartz Past life, third eye, crown Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces Amethyst Herkimer Third Eye, higher heart, higher crown Pisces
Amethyst N/A Third Eye, soma, crown, higher crown Aquarius, Pisces Ametrine N/A Third eye, solar plexus Libra
Ammolite N/A Third Eye, soma Aquarius Andalusite N/A All Virgo
Andausite N/A Base Libra Andean Blue Opal Throat, heart, higher heart, third eye N/A
Andradite Garnet Base and heart, purifies and energizes all Virgo, Capricorn Angel's Hair N/A Harmonizes all, aligns aura All
Angel's Wing N/A Higher Crown Pisces Angelite N/A Throat, third eye Aquarius Anhydrite N/A N/A Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Annabergite N/A Third eye Capricorn Apache Tear N/A N/A Aries
Apatite N/A Third Eye, base Gemini Aplite N/A N/A Gemini
Apophyllite N/A Third Eye, crown, higher crown Gemini, Libra Apophyllite Pyramid N/A Third Eye, crown, higher crown, soma Gemini, Libra
Apple Aura Quartz Spleen N/A Aqua Aura Quartz Throat, third eye, soma, higher crown N/A
Aquamarine N/A Aligns all, clears throat chakra, opens third eye Aries, Gemini, Pisces Aragonite N/A Earth, base Capricorn
Astrophyllite N/A Higher Crown Scorpio Atacamite N/A Third Eye, higher heart N/A
Atlantasite N/A Clears all, especially crown and heart N/A Aura Quartz Depends on type N/A Australian Jasper Earth, solar plexus N/A
Avalonite N/A Links sacral and heart, soma, past life Sagittarius, Capricorn, Cancer Azeztulite N/A Third Eye, crown, higher crown, soma All
Azurite N/A Third Eye, crown, higher heart, soma Sagittarius Barite N/A Throat Aquarius
Basanite N/A Earth Scorpio, Capricorn Beryl N/A Various Leo
Black Kyanite Aligns all Aries, Taurus, Libra Black Actinolite Base Scorpio
Black Spinel Base, heart Taurus Black Jasper Earth Scorpio, Capricorn
Black Opal Earth Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces Black Sapphire Earth, past life Sagittarius
Black Tourmaline Earth, protects all Capricorn Black Obsidian N/A Sagittarius
Black Calcite Past Life, base, earth Cancer Bloodstone (Helitrope) Higher Heart, cleanses and realigns lower chakras Aries, Libra, Pisces
Blue Sapphire All especially throat, earth Gemini Blue Chalcedony N/A Capricorn, Cancer
Blue Halite Third eye Pisces Blue Howlite Third eye Gemini
Blue Flourite Third eye Pisces Blue Agate Third eye Gemini
Blue Jade Third eye Taurus Blue Opal Third eye Taurus
Blue Tiger's Eye Third eye Capricorn, Leo Blue Adventurine Third Eye, crown, past life Aries
Blue Selenite Third eye, higher crown Taurus Blue Calcite Third Eye, throat Cancer
Blue Obsidian Third Eye, throat Aquarius Blue Topaz Third Eye, throat Sagittarius
Blue Aragonite Third Eye, throat, heart Capricorn Blue Quartz Throat N/A
Blue Phantom Quartz Throat Sagittarius, Aquarius Blue Spinel Throat Gemini
Blue Tourmaline Throat, third eye, higher heart Taurus, Libra Blue Jasper Throat, third eye, sacral N/A
Blue Lace Agate Throat, third eye, heart, crown Gemini, Pisces Blue-green Obsidian Heart, crown, third eye, throat N/A
Blue-green Jade Third eye Taurus, Libra Blue-green Opal Third eye Cancer, Pisces
Boji Stone Base, earth, aligns all Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Bornite N/A Third Eye, activates and synthesizes all Cancer Bornite on Silver N/A Third eye Cancer
Botswana Agate Crown Scorpio Brandenberg Amethyst Third Eye, crown, higher crown Aquarius, Pisces
Brecciated Jasper Base, Sacral Aries, Scorpio
Brilliant Turquois Amazonite Spleen, solar plexus, heart, connects higher heart to throat Aquarius Bronzite N/A Activates and synthesizes all Leo
Brown Jade Base, earth Taurus Brown Spinel Earth Capricorn, Scorpio
Brown Zircon Earth Sagittarius Brown Jasper Earth, past life Scorpio
Bushman Red Cascade Quartz Base, Sacral Aries, Scorpio Bustamite N/A Base, sacral, heart, third eye, aligns all Libra
Bustamite with Sugilite Complex Soma, third eye, past life N/A Cacoxenite N/A Third eye, Crown Sagittarius
Calcite N/A Various Cancer Candle Quartz Heart, soma, cleanses aura N/A
Carnelian N/A Base, Sacral Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio Cassiterite N/A Heart, solar plexus Sagittarius
Cat's Eye N/A Opens crown and aligns to solar plexus Leo Cathedral Quartz Past life, crown, higher crown N/A
Cavansite N/A Third Eye, past life, throat Aquarius Celestite N/A Third, Eye, crown, higher crown, throat Gemini
Celestobarite N/A Solar plexus, base, crown Libra Cerussite N/A N/A Virgo
Chalcedony N/A N/A Virgo Chalcopyrite N/A Crown Capricorn
Charoite N/A Synthesies heart and crown, higher crown Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius Cherry Opal Base, sacral, third eye Gemini
Chiastolite N/A Base Libra Chlorite N/A N/A Sagittarius
Chrysanthemum Stone N/A Taurus, Aquarius Chrysocolla N/A Cleanses and activates all, aligning with the devine Gemini, Leo
Chrysopal N/A Third eye Cancer, Pisces Chrysoprase N/A Heart, sacral Taurus
Cinnabar N/A N/A Leo Citrine N/A Cleanses and reenergizes all Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
Citrine Herkimer Earth, third eye, cleanses and reenergizes all Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius Citrine Spirit Quartz Earth, solar plexus All
Clear Phenacite Crown, higher crown Gemini Clear Topaz Crown, higher crown, past life, soma Sagittarius
Clear Beryl Crown, past life,soma Libra Clear Danburite Heart, Higher heart, crown, higher crown, third eye Leo
Clear Calcite Past life, third eye, heart Cancer Clear Calcite Soma, third eye, cleanses and aligns all Cancer
Clevlandite N/A N/A Libra Cobaltite N/A Heart Cancer
Colorless Tourmaline Crown, past life,soma Aquarius Conichalcite N/A N/A Pisces
Covellite N/A Third Eye, sacral, solar plexus Sagittarius Creedite N/A Throat, crown Virgo
Cross Stone N/A Base Libra Crydotile N/A Third eye Taurus
Crysoberyl N/A Opens crown and aligns to solar plexus Leo Crystalline Chrysocolla Crown, higher crown Gemini, Virgo, Taurus
Crystalline Kyanite Higher Aries, Taurus, Libra Cuprite N/A Base Aquarius
Cymophane N/A Opens crown and aligns to solar plexus Leo Dalmation Stone N/A Gemini
Dark-blue Spinel Third eye Sagittarius Datolite N/A Third Eye, soma Aries
Dendritic Agate Earth, aligns all Gemini Dendritic Chalcedony N/A Sagittarius, Cancer
Desert Rose N/A Solar Plexus, earth N/A Desirite N/A Harmonizes all, aligns aura, solar plexus, third eye, heart, sacral All
Diamond N/A Activates crown chakra, linking to divine light Aries Diopside N/A N/A Virgo Dioptase N/A Third Eye, higher heart Scorpio
Disthene N/A Opens throat, aligns all with aura Aries, Taurus, Libra Dravide Tourmaline Earth, protects all Aries
Drusy Quartz Sacral All Drusy Chrysocolla Soma, higher crown N/A
Drusy Blue Chalcedony Links sacral and heart, soma, past life Sagittarius, Capricorn, Cancer Dumortierite N/A Past life, third eye, throat Leo
Elbaite N/A Crown, higher crown Gemini Electric-blue Obsidian Third eye, Crown Aquarius
Elestial Quartz Crown, past life,soma, bridges the flow of energy between all N/A Emerald N/A Heart Aries,Taurus, Gemini
Epidote N/A Heart Gemini Epidote N/A Third eye Scorpio
Eudialyte N/A Heart, links base and heart, opens and aligns all Virgo Faden Quartz All, especially crown, soma,past life All
Fairy Quartz past life, soma, solar plexus N/A Fairy Cross N/A N/A Pisces
Fenster Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura, soma, past life All Fire Agate Earth, base, sacral Aries
Fire Opal Sacral Cancer, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius Fishtale Selenite Higher Crown Pisces
Flame Aura Quartz Higher Crown, heart, soma N/A Flourite N/A Heart, cleanses all Capricorn, Pisces
Flourite Wand Heart, cleanses all Capricorn, Pisces Gaia Stone Earth, heart, harmonizes all Aquarius
Galena N/A N/A Capricorn Garnet N/A Base, heart, purifies and energizes all Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
Gem Silica Crown, higher crown Gemini, Virgo, Taurus Gem Rhodochrosite Heart, Higher heart, clears solar plexus and base Leo, Scorpio
Girasol N/A Third eye Taurus Goethite N/A Clears base and aligns all Aries
Gold Sheen Obsidian Third eye, solar plexus Sagittarius Golden Topaz Solar plexus Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Golden Calcite Solar plexus, crown Leo Golden Beryl Solar Plexus, third eye, crown Leo
Golden Tiger's Eye Third eye, solar plexus Leo, Capricorn Golden Enhydro Halite Solar Plexus, third eye, crown, higher crown Sagittarius Goshenite N/A Crown, past life,soma Libra
Gray-banded Agate Crown Scorpio Green Amber N/A N/A Aquarius
Grossular Garnet Base and heart, purifies and energizes all Cancer Halite N/A Crown Cancer, Pisces
Harlequin Quartz Links hear, base, crown N/A Hemimorphite N/A N/A Libra
Herkimer Diamond Earth, third eye, purifies all Sagittarius Hermatite N/A Earth, base, past life Aquarius, Aries
Hermatite-included Quartz Solar Plexus, base N/A Hermatoid Calcite N/A N/A
Hessonite Garnet Base, heart, purifies and energizes all Aries Heulandite N/A N/A Sagittarius
Hiddenite N/A Third Eye, heart Taurus, Leo, Scorpio Howlite N/A Third eye Gemini
Hyalite (Water Opal) Links base to crown, past life Cancer Iceland Spar N/A Third eye Cancer
Icicle Calcite Sacral, solar plexus Cancer Idocrase N/A Third Eye, heart Sagittarius, Capricorn
Indicolite N/A Throat, third eye, higher heart Taurus, Libra Indigo Sapphire Third Eye, cleanses all Sagittarius
Infinite Stone Past life, soma Gemini Iron Pyrite N/A Leo Jade N/A Third Eye, soma Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra
Jasper N/A Aligns all Leo Jet N/A Base, heart Capricorn
Kunzite N/A Heart, higher heart, aligns heart chakra with throat and third eye Taurus, Leo, Scorpio Kyanite N/A Opens throat, aligns all with aura Aries, Taurus, Libra
Labradorite N/A Third Eye, crown, higher crown, soma Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius Lapis Lazuli N/A Throat, third eye, crown Sagittarius
Larimar N/A Throat, heart, solar plexus, crown Leo Laser Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura All
Lavender Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura N/A Lavender Amethyst Higher Crown, throat Aquarius, Pisces
Lavender Jade Third eye, Crown Libra Lavender-blue Zoisite All, especially soma, links crown and higher crown to base Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces
Lavender-pink Smithsonite N/A Heart, higher heart Virgo, Pisces Lavender-violet Smithsonite N/A
Lazulite N/A N/A Sagittarius, Gemini Lemon Chrysoprase Heart, sacral Taurus
Leopardskin N/A Base, crown, soma Virgo Leopardskin Serpentine Crown, clears all Gemini
Lepidocrosite N/A Aligns and stimulates all Sagittarius Lepidocrosite Ameythyst N/A N/A
Lepidocrosite Quartz N/A N/A Lepidolite N/A All Libra
Light Green Serpentine Past life, soma Gemini Lilac Kunzite Crown, higher crown, soma, third eye Taurus, Leo, Scorpio
Limonite N/A N/A Virgo Lodestone N/A Connects base and earth, aligns all Leo
Lolite N/A Third Eye, aligns all Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius Luvulite N/A Heart, third eye, crown, aligns all Virgo, Sagittarius
Magnesite N/A Third Eye, heart All Magnetite N/A Connects base and earth, aligns all Leo
Mahogany Obsidian Base, sacral, solar plexus Scorpio Malachite N/A Heart, solar plexus, base, sacral Scorpio, Capricorn
Mangano Calcite Heart, higher heart Libra Marcasite N/A Base Leo
Melanite Garnet Base, heart, purifies and energizes all Gemini Menalite N/A Sacral Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces
Merlinite N/A Past life, soma, higher heart Gemini Milk Quartz Soma, solar plexus Cancer
Moldavite N/A All All, especially Scorpio Molybdenite N/A Third eye Scorpio
Mookaite Jasper Earth, solar plexus N/A Moonstone N/A Soma, third eye, solar plexus Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
Moss Agate Base, sacral, earth, throat Virgo Muscovite N/A Heart Aquarius
Nebula Stone N/A All Scorpio, Pisces Novaculite N/A Crown, higher crown, opens, energizes and aligns all Scorpio
Nuummite N/A Past life, soma, opens and aligns integrates all Sagittarius Obsidian N/A N/A Sagittarius
Obsidian Wand N/A Sagittarius Ocean Orbicular Jasper Heart, solar plexus Leo
Okenite N/A N/A Virgo, Sagittarius Opal Aura Quartz Solar plexus N/A
Opal N/A Various Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces Optical Calcite Third eye Cancer
Orange Grossular Garnet Base, sacral, heart, purifies and energizes all Cancer Orange Hessonite Garnet Base, sacral, heart, purifies and energizes all Scorpio
Orange Reversed Phantom Quartz Sacral N/A Orange-brown Selenite Earth, sacral Taurus
Oregon Opal Throat, solar plexus N/A Ouro Verde Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura N/A
Peach Adventurite All especially solar plex and sacral N/A Peacock Ore Third Eye, activates and synthesizes all Cancer
Pectolite N/A Throat, heart, solar plexus, crown Leo Peridot N/A Heart, solar plexus Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Petalite N/A Higher Crown, throat, soma, third eye Leo Phanthom Quartz N/A N/A
Phenacite N/A Crown, higher crown Gemini Picture Jasper Base, earth Leo
Pietersite N/A Third Eye, past life, soma Leo Pink Crackle Quartz Heart Taurus, Libra
Prehnite N/A Third eye Libra Psilomelane N/A Past life, soma, higher heart Gemini
Pumice N/A Higher Heart, solar plexus N/A Purple Jasper Crown Sagittarius
Purple Sapphire Crown, higher crown, soma Virgo Purple-violet Tourmaline Past life, third eye, connects base and heart Leo
Purpurite N/A Crown Virgo Pyrolusite N/A N/A Leo
Pyrope Garnet Base, crown Cancer, Leo Pyrophyllite N/A Sacral, solar plexus N/A
Quartz N/A All Quartz Wand Harmonizes all, aligns aura All
Quarzite N/A Soma, solar plexus Cancer Rainbow Moonstone All Cancer
Rainbow Obsidian Heart Libra Rainbow Aura Quartz Higher Crown, heart, soma N/A
Rainforest Jasper Base, earth Taurus, Virgo Red Phantom Quartz Base, sacral, solar plexus N/A
Red-black Obsidian Base Scorpio, Capricorn Red-brown Agate Earth, base, sacral Scorpio, Capricorn
Rhodochrosite Rhodochrosite Heart, Higher heart, clears solar plexus and base Leo, Scorpio Rhodolite Garnet Base Leo
Rhodonite N/A Heart, solar plexus Taurus Rhomboid Calcite Third eye, past life Cancer
Rhyolite N/A Third Eye, past life, higher heart N/A Rose Quartz Heart, higher heart Taurus, Libra
Rose Quartz Wand Heart, higher heart Taurus, Libra Rose Aura Quartz Heart Taurus, Libra
Royal Blue Sapphire All especially third eye and soma Libra Royal Plum Jasper Crown N/A
Ruby N/A Base, sacral, solar plexus N/A Ruby Aura Quartz Base,heart N/A
Rutilated Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura All Rutilated Topaz Third eye Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Rutile N/A N/A Taurus, Gemini Sapphire N/A Throat Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Sardonyx N/A Base, Sacral Aries Scapolite N/A Third eye Taurus
Schorl N/A Earth, protects all Capricorn Selenite N/A Higher Crown Taurus
Selenite Wand Higher Crown Taurus, Pisces Selenite Sceptor Higher Crown Taurus
Selenite Phantom Past life, higher crown, soma, solar plexus Taurus Septarian N/A Base, synthesizes heart,throat, third eye Taurus, Sagittarius
Serpentine N/A Crown, clears all Gemini Shattuckite N/A Aligns third eye and throat, crown, higher crown, higher heart Taurus, Libra
Shift Crystal Transforms and harmonizes all, aligns aura All Shiva Lingam N/A Base Scorpio Siberian Green Quartz Heart N/A
Siberian Blue Quartz Throat, third eye, crown N/A Sichuan Quartz All especially past life, soma, connects third eye and crown Virgo
Silver Sheen Obsidian Third eye Sagittarius Smithsonite N/A Higher Heart, crown, third eye Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces
Smoky Spirit Quartz Base, soma, third eye Scorpio Smoky Quartz Wand Earth, base Scorpio, Capricorn, Sagittarius
Smoky Herkimer Earth, base Scorpio Smoky Elestial Earth, base, crown, bridges the flow of energy between all Scorpio, Capricorn, Sagittarius
Smoky Amethyst Third eye Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius Smoky Quartz Earth, base Scorpio, Capricorn, Sagittarius
Smoky Rose Citrine Earth, solar plexus Sagittarius Smoky Rose Quartz Heart, Higher heart, base, earth Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus, Libra
Smoky-black Phantom Quartz Past life, earth Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn Snakeskin Agate Base, Sacral Gemini
Snow Quartz Soma, solar plexus Cancer Snowflake Obsidian Sacral Virgo
Sodalite N/A Throat Sagittarius Spectrolite N/A Third Eye, crown, higher crown, soma Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Specular Hermatite Earth, crown Aquarius Spessartite Garnet Base, sacral, heart, purifies and energizes all Aquarius
Spinel N/A Various Aries, Sagittarius Spirit Quartz Crown, higher crown, cleanses all N/A
Star Sapphire Throat, third eye Sagittarius, Capricorn Star Hollandite Quartz Third Eye, crown, higher crown N/A
Starseed Quartz Soma, past life, heart N/A Staurolite N/A N/A Pisces
Stibnite N/A N/A Scorpio, Capricorn Stichtite N/A Earth, base, heart, raises kundalini though all Virgo
Stilbite N/A N/A Aries Strawberry Quartz Heart Libra
Sugar Blade Quartz Soma All Sugilite N/A Heart, third eye, crown, aligns all Virgo, Sagittarius
Sulfur N/A N/A Leo Sunshine Aura Quartz Solar plexus N/A
Sunstone N/A Base, sacral, solar plexus, cleanes all Leo, Libra Tangerine Quartz Base, Sacral N/A
Tanzanite N/A All, especially soma, links crown and higher crown to base Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces Tanzine Aura Quartz Higher Crown, soma, opens and aligns all Virgo, Pisces
Tektite N/A All, corrects spin Aries, cancer Tibetan Turquois N/A Throat Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Tibetian Black Spot Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura Scorpio Tiger Iron Solar plexus Leo
Tiger's Eye N/A Third eye Leo, Capricorn Tourmalinated Quartz Protects and cleanses all, especially base and earth Scorpio
Tourmaline N/A Earth, protects all Libra Tourmaline Wand Earth, protects all Libra
Tourquois N/A Third Eye, throat Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces Tree Agate Earth Virgo
Ulexite N/A Third eye Gemini Uranophane N/A N/A N/A
Uvarovite N/A Heart Aquarius Vanadinite N/A Earth, base, sacral Virgo
Variscite N/A Past life, third eye, heart Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio Vera Cruz Amethyst Third Eye, soma, crown, higher crown Pisces
Verdelite N/A Heart Virgo, Capricorn
Violet Spinel Crown, higher crown, soma Virgo, Pisces Vivianite N/A Earth, third eye, reverses spin on crown Capricorn
Watermelon Tourmaline Heart, higher heart Gemini, Virgo Wavelite N/A Past life, soma Aquarius
White Sapphire Crown, higher crown Libra White Phantom Quartz Harmonizes all, aligns aura, past life, soma, third eye N/A
White Jade Third eye, Crown Gemini Wulfenite N/A Past Life, base, sacral Sagittarius
Yttrian Flourite Third Eye, heart Pisces Zeolite N/A All All
Zincite N/A Various Taurus, Libra Zircon N/A Various Sagittarius
Zoisite N/A Various Taurus, Libra
How to Choose a Crystal As we are becoming more and more aware of the healing effects of crystals and gemstones on our health, it is only natural to look for information on how to use them. This article is a first in a series of educational information to aid you on your path to healing with gemstones and crystals. We will start this series by sharing a little information on how crystals work and then go onto learning how to choose them! In simple, easy to understand terms, the reason why crystals and gemstones make wonderful healing tools is because of what science calls its piezoelectric effects. You can see this effect in modern Quartz watches. Crystals and stones respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body, if the energy is unbalanced, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and regulate the flow of these energies. Now that we know how crystals work to aid in our healing process, let's learn how to choose one. There are many methods of selecting your crystals and gemstones, these are just a few. The first method is to simply close your eyes and quietly meditate for a few moments. When you are ready, open your eyes very quickly and pick up the first stone to which your eyes become naturally drawn. The next method is to run your left hand, your receiving hand, over all of the stones available for purchase. (You use your left hand because the left side of the body brings energy/information in more strongly in most people.) You will soon discover that one of the stones will make the palm of your hand tingle or get warm, this is your stone! You may also intuitively 'know' which stone you should choose and which is right for you. You might feel as if the stone is jumping up and down and shouting "choose me, choose me!!" You may also sense or even 'see' white light radiating from the stone drawing you in like a magnet! If you are a competent dowser then you should be able to choose the appropriate stone with your own individual techniques. In July's newsletter there is an article on how to use a pendulum for dowsing if you would like to try this method. Sometimes you even feel as if the stone is choosing you! They come to you with a particular purpose and have a special reason for wanting you to work with them. Just accept this when it happens and count it as a blessing :-) Unfortunately many of us do not have access to retail shops that carry a good line of healing stones and crystals. But in today's world we have the internet and mail order catalogs that offer just about any stone you could possibly need. It is very easy to choose stones over the internet if pictures are provided on the web site. Just look through the photos of the stones and let your intuition guide you into choosing which stones are best for you. It is really that easy! I would be very interested in hearing YOUR individual methods of choosing stones, please feel free to email me with your methods and I will share it with our subscribers in our next newsletter. Once you have chosen your new 'stone friends' it is time to take them home and prepare them for use. Next month we will learn how to cleanse our crystals and gemstones and why we do this. How do Healing Crystals Work? How in the world can a rock help us to heal? The idea of a stone healing a human being must seem ridiculous to anyone who has yet to experience it. There was a time when I was also skeptical—not just skeptical, but would laugh if you even suggested that rocks, minerals or metals could do anything but just sit there. It could maybe look pretty. It must have been quite a while ago. I have been a practicing gem therapist (for myself, mostly) since the early eighties. I have a pile of raw gems next to my bed, and sleep with a beautiful ocean jade under my pillow almost every night. Next to my bed are aragonite, quartz, amethyst, and copper—to name a few. I can absolutely understand how it would seem absurd that these stones actually do anything outside of appeal to the eye. A skeptic would likely chalk all this “healing business” up to imagination—which, hey—imagination is a good thing too, so if it works, go for it! It is true that gemstones can heal us. Anything and everything is a potential healer. To understand this, it is important to first have some sense of how the natural holistic healing process works. First off, when we speak about the body, we are including the subtle bodies (i.e. the physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual bodies). Some things are obvious, and some things are subtle (less obvious). “Subtle bodies” is just another way of referring to the experience that surrounds your thoughts, feelings, nuances, and emotions. Keep in mind that our entire bodily system is nothing more than energy that shows up in various patterns and densities. Our thoughts and our feelings are connected to our physical bodies and have a density of their own. We are all built pretty much the same. Diversity has its place, and we are all individuals, yet nature created patterns that work the same in all of us to keep our hearts beating, our blood flowing, and so on. When these patterns of energy work together in a balanced way then we experience our health. These patterns can be disrupted. When this happens we experience poor health. This can be anything from a headache to the worst that you can imagine in terms of poor health, even disease. Hence the popular splitting of the word (dis-ease) for harmony feels good and disharmony doesn’t. Balance is easy on us, and imbalances feel not at ease, or dis-eased. Nature will heal itself if it can. It will if we let it. It is ourselves who distort this harmony with our lop-sided outlooks and behavior. Correcting this lop-sidedness one way or another is what healing is all about. Healing it in a natural way is much preferred. Anything with an inherent harmony can act like a tuning fork to our poor patterns and challenge us to retune ourselves to return to the original organic natural patterns of energy that belong to our bodies. A good piece of art can work wonders, as well as music, dance, a pleasant person, or anything else exhibiting integrity in terms of energy patterns. Anything can heal us if we are open to suggestion by external tuning fork of another’s harmony. Receptivity is a necessity. Being open to it is the key. Gemstones radiate pure patterns. Gemstones resonate with unmatched consistency. Gemstones sing their incredible songs of structure, balance, wavelength and frequency and can bring us back into harmony. Raw energy establishes patterns on an initial primal scale when it takes the form of subatomic particles. These particles combine and cooperate to produce atoms, molecules and minerals. Mother Nature ushers forth all that is possible in the natural world, building up its complexity from the mineral kingdom to the plant kingdom and on to the animal kingdom. As human beings, our bodies are an incredible and complex masterpiece of nature’s organization and balance. Plants also have their healing properties. They too perform a special magic in terms of reminding the body of harmonic patterns in regards to fluidity and flow. There energy is a moving one, while gemstones remain relatively the same and whose patterns are incorruptible. Each has its place. Herbal remedies are more connected to the sophistication of feelings with their fluid nature. Gemstones are more suited to tune the inherent pattern and are a reliable and consistent source of pure frequency and pattern. How does all this work on our bodies? Nature repeats itself over and over again. Once it finds a pattern that works, it builds on it. Every kingdom and species less complex than our human form is in a sense a testing field for patterns and systems that work. We are all us, the entire natural world built with the same patterns—the same materials. This is how we can heal each other. The patterns are the same, yet the integrity can falter. Getting close to beings with a high integrity is good for us, and helps us to align to that integrity. Each stone resonates with a slightly different pattern geometrically. These same geometric patterns reside in our systems, organs, etc. To hold a Rose Quartz up to our heart is to ask the structural patterns active in our subtle bodies to align themselves and operate effortlessly and with purity. Any unresolved heart issues will be challenged to break up, allowing us to let go of whatever is distorting our energies. One often experiences a flash of imagery around the past experience that initially caused the distortion. Gemstones are living creatures. They are active participants in nature. Protons, neutrons and electrons are flying around in an absolute bliss of balance and participation, upholding patterns of sacred geometry. Yes, geometry is sacred because nothing could be built in the natural world without it. Biology is math. Nature is an exploration of possibility through patterns that work in balance, creating the living, behaving, and interactive world that we all live in—in and through. Healing is often a matter of recovering our bodies inherent harmony by letting go of what we are holding onto— our own ideas about how, where, when, what and why—mental frameworks that have us behaving in inorganic ways. Our organic ways are right there to be expressed and experienced effortlessly. Mother Nature takes care of it all, if we can only learn to respect her and surrender to her wisdom—the wisdom of spontaneity, joy, accepting all others as equal, and together sharing in her abundance. Crystal Cleansing A Prayer to Artemis "Artemis, Guardian of creatures wild, Hear this request from your loving child, I ask you now to come and bless This animal with much happiness. She’s (He’s) more than just a pet to me – A beloved member of my family. Grant her (him) a long and healthy life, Free from hunger, pain, and strife. Fill her (his) days with love and light, Gentle hugs and blessings bright, May I treat her with respect and care, And be thankful for the bond we share. Protect her (him) danger and those who harm, Keep her (him) comfortable, safe, and warm. And grant that we might always be Content with each other’s company. Artemis, Maiden, both fierce and free, Grant these things I ask of thee! What Can You Do With Crystals? Crystalline order is at the base of all life. A crystalline structure consists of units of energy that align themselves harmoniously with other fellow sub atomic particles, sort themselves, form repeating rows, layers and lattices according to the laws of nature. Therefore, crystal is a general term for a substance with a systematic ordered structure in a definite symmetrical pattern. They are incredibly organized with a highly organized latticework. Because of this organization, they have an effect on organizing energy fields around them. Crystalline structures are bones, muscles, water, salt, rock, wood, gemstones and quartz. From this it can be seen, that a human being is a crystalline structure! Modern physicists have affirmed that all physical form consists in essence, not of matter, but energy. Therefore the nature of physical matter is dynamic, moving and dancing. Therefore everything that exists is an external manifestation of an energy form, a vibration. We can therefore say that all crystalline structures are highly organized patterns of energy, yet each individual structure has its own vibration or frequency rate. Natural quartz crystals have extremely high and exact rates of vibration that can be precisely manipulated to augment, store, amplify, transfer, transform and focus other rates of vibration. Because of these qualities quartz crystals can be used to modify thoughts, emotions, and bodies by first effecting changes on the subtle non-physical planes (energy fields). Quartz consists of four oxygen atoms plus one silicon atom to make one molecular unit. Groups of these units link together to form spirals of molecular units that create a three dimensional latticework of systematic uniformity. They are 6 sided with two sides parallel to one another which reflects the hexagonal structure of pure quartz molecules (like a beehive!). These six sides also correspond to the six major chakras in the trunk and head of the physical body with the point corresponding to the seventh chakra. This structure responds in a precise and predictable way to all energy - light, heat, sound, thought waves, electricity - by the molecular units oscillating at high speeds back and forth to unite and create specific vibrations that pulse through the crystal to the surrounding environment. The quartz crystal receives energy, processes it, then transmits the oscillations outward in precise vibration patterns. Whatever is projected in comes out in a focused and amplified way. The quartz crystal does not distinguish from dark and therefore the key is the INTENT of the person using the crystal. Thus, our journey into crystalline energies is a journey into the self. The crystal is an energetic mirror to allow us to look deeply and honestly at ourselves. Click for the Site Index