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PostSubject: Stones and their magical properties   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:32 pm

AGATE -- Carried while gardening, this stone increases the fertility and health of your garden. Useful for general protection, and for protecting children. Agate aids healing, especially blood, skin, and intestinal conditions. Agate can increase strength, restore bodily energy, increase courage, and even promote longevity. Useful in dealing with envious thoughts and spite and for help in easing stressful situations. Agate, especially banded agate, is also a good meditation stone.

AMBER -- Excellent for use in rituals for enhancing your beauty and attractiveness. Helps to attract love and stimulates happiness and pleasure. Amber is used as good luck and protective amulet, and is extremely protective against negative magick which has been directed against you. On the altar, it can increase the effectiveness of your spells. Amber is said to increase strength while relieving or curing health conditions. Amber is also very useful in protecting children.

AMETHYST -- Amethyst helps to calm fears, reduces stress, dispels doubts and negativity, and can relieve depression and promote good judgement. Amethyst induces vivid dreams, increases mental powers, and is useful in psychism. Used for drawing love.

AMETRINE - Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine, and has the magickal qualities associated with these two stones. Ametrine is useful for working with spirit and animal guides, meditation, and astral travel.

ANGELITE - Angelite is a calming stone which may be used to help stabilize the emotions and ease anxiety and stress. Angelite is also used for creative work, psychic ability, public speaking, and helping oneself to become more assertive. Angelite can be used in spells and rituals designed to reduce anger, aid in self-forgiveness, and gain spiritual protection.

APACHE TEARS -- (An opaque form of OBSIDIAN). Good for grounding and centering, and promoting peace. Apache tears are good as good luck stones, and contain extremely potent protective energies.

AQUAMARINE -- Enhances the utilization of psychic powers and makes the mind more alert. Excellent for cleansing and purifying. Aquamarine can be used in rituals to ensure good health.

AZURITE - A dark blue stone which can heal emotional trauma, confusion, blocks, and negativity. This stone is also useful in working with spirit guides, animal guides, and the Goddess.

BLOODSTONE -- Increases physical strength and promotes courage. It is helpful in business and legal matters. Bloodstone has been found to increase the effectiveness of spells. When worn, this stone is said to increase one's life span. Great for healing matters concerning the bloodstream.

BLACK ONYX -- Great for defense against negativity. Can be used to reduce sexual desires. Onyx is an extremely potent protective stone, and is widely known for its ability to protect against psychic attacks and hexes.

BLUE AVENTURINE -- Good for reducing or eliminating negative emotions. Lends itself well to healing. A great stone for purification and peace. Holding this stone can reduce or completely cleanse the body of pain.

CARNELIAN -- This stone is excellent for increasing courage. Helps to promote self-confidence while inducing peace. Offsets doubt and negativity. Carnelian is excellent for increasing sexual desires and is very useful in spells relating to lust.

CITRINE -- Keeping this stone on your body at night to help prevent nightmares and to have a good night's sleep. Helps to access user's power to give energy to magick. Used as a good luck stone. Helps to increase self-esteem. An excellent stone to use for promoting creativity.

CRYSTAL QUARTZ (CLEAR) -- This stone has the ability to be programmed with the powers of any other stone, and then substituted for that stone in any ritual. Great for psychism and as a general magickal power amplifier.

FLOURITE -- This stone comes in beautiful transparent shades of blue, green, and lavender. It is used to strengthen the power of all other stones. It helps to clear and organize thoughts, and has the ability to reduce the level of emotions in any situation. Heightens analytical abilities, and effectively lowers anger, depression, and desperation.

GARNET -- Garnet is a highly protective stone, as it provides a barrier of charged vibrations which repels negative energies on contact. It can be used to strengthen the aura, and is great for lending extra energy to rituals. It is also useful in enhancing bodily strength and endurance.

GREEN AVENTURINE -- A good luck stone. It is useful in spells involving money, gambling, and business success. This stone increases perception and intelligence while it stimulates creativity.

GREEN MOSS AGATE -- Draw new friends. This stone is said to be able to lead you to hidden treasures. It can be used to relieve exhaustion and to heal problems with the neck and back. Also useful in money and happiness spells.

HEMATITE -- UseD for grounding and centering. Useful in healing, especially when worn in the form of a necklace. It is believed to be able to draw illness out of the body.

JADE (GREEN) -- Grants wisdom when placed against the third eye chakra (on the forehead). Attracts love, and is useful for protection. This gem can actually help the body to heal itself. It is used to help treat heart, kidney, and stomach disorders.

LABRADORITE-- This stone comes from the sun/moonstone family. The stone is a opaque smoky quartz color, but when rotated in sunlight, has flashes of vivid green, blue, red, yellow, orange, and gold. This stone carries some of the properties from both the moon and the sun. Helps in opening the heart chakara in order to more readily receive love. Increases inner strength and convictions, as well as promoting courage. Draws success to the owner's life. Greatly enhances dreaming, and the ability to remember the content of the dreams during the waking hours. Also helps to enhance all forms of perception during the day. The stone may be more powerful in one area than another, dependant upon what color the "flash" is. (see color magick for more). This is a fantastic stone to acquire, and then to continue to carry or use throughout one's life - as the results of the stone's energies continue to build and each result enhances the next result.

LAPIS LAZULI -- One of my favorite stones. This stone is useful in improving emotional, physical, spiritual and psychic conditions. It relieves depression while promoting peace. Lapis is excellent for use in divination. Place this stone on your altar while scrying, gazing, or reading the Tarot or runes. Lapis is very protective and also promotes courage. Can be used to draw spiritual love to oneself, and is a powerful fidelity charm.

MALACHITE -- Place one on your altar to lend extra energy to magickal spells. Guards against negativity and depression, calms and soothes. Enhances the ability to give and receive love. Increases business success. Promotes sleep. Very protective against physical dangers.

MOONSTONE -- Great for divination and psychism-many people keep a moonstone with their tarot cards for increased psychic ability. Helpful in dieting and maintaining a youthful appearance. The moonstone is love drawing and helpful for reconciliation. Moonstone is a gently protective stone, and is extremely useful in protection while traveling by water.

MOTHER-OF-PEARL -- This has been used consistantly for many generations in ritual jewelry. It is sometimes placed on newborn babies for protection. It is also great for use in spells for wealth and prosperity.

PERIDOT -- Guards against illusions, enchantments, and nightmares. If anger is a problem for you, try using this gemstone as it is known to calm even the most raging anger. Peridot also calms nervousness and banishes negative emotions. Good for general healing, promoting sleep, and attracting money.

RED JASPER -- Known to promote beauty and grace. Protective and especially useful in defensive magick -- use this stone to send negativity directed at you back to the original sender. Increases mental processes and forms a barrier against dangerous desires and whims. Also a great all-around good luck stone.

RHODOCHROSITE -- This beautiful pink stone is a powerful love drawing amulet. It is wonderful for soothing the mind, body, and emotions. Can give the body extra strength during strenuous activity. It has also been used to increase beauty, especially the skin and complexion.

ROSE QUARTZ -- The definitive stone for love rituals. This stone can be used to open to heart chakra. It is extremely love attracting. It also promotes peace, happiness, and fidelity in established relationships.

RUBY - With its beautiful red colour, the ruby is quite useful in love magick, especially for spells involving sexual love (increasing one's desire, etc.) and lust. Rubies are also useful in promoting courage and increasing energy.

SMOKEY QUARTZ -- A wonderful stone to use for grounding and centering. This stone can also be used to help overcome depression and other negative emotions. It is also an excellent mood elevator.

SODALITE -- A wonderful stone to draw wisdom. It can be held in the hand to help still the mind and relax the body. A wonderful meditation stone, and superb at healing emotionally related disorders (those caused by stress, anger, fear, or nervousness). Useful in dispelling guilt and fear.

SUNSTONE -- Stimulates sexual arousal and increases sexual energy. Very protective. Sunstone is also used to increase physical energy when ill. If you want to strengthen the energy of any healing herb, place a sunstone in with the herb.

TIGEREYE -- A beautiful, flashy stone which is wonderful for protection against all forms of danger. Useful in divination and as a tool to delve into past lives. Promotes wealth and prosperity. Increases energy flow through the body, and is therefore useful during illness. Tiger Eye can strengthen your convictions and create courage and confidence.

TOPAZ (BLUE) -- Use this gem in purification rituals. Great at promoting peace, while calming emotions. Useful in removing pain from the body. Placed by the bed at night, this stone is useful in preventing or halting nightmares and ensuring a good night's sleep.

TURQUOISE -- A wonderful all-around stone, useful in drawing love, money, health and beauty. A very protective stone. Use in rituals to attract new friends or lovers. Promotes joy. A wonderful gift, as it is said to grant the receiver wealth and happiness.

YELLOW CARNELIAN -- Heightens visualization and communication abilities. Great for use in writing or public speaking. Travel related spells are enhanced by the presence of yellow carnelian. A protective stone, and good for healing, especially disorders of the stomach, nervous system, and skin.


Cleansing Stones...............................................................................



Method 1

Fill a non-metallic bowl with warm spring water and add a few tablespoons of sea salt. Using a stick, or your finger, stir the mixture and add your stones. Stir the mixture and the stone, then allow them to rest undisturbed overnight. When removing your stones, rinse with spring water to remove any salt. Place the stones in sunlight to dry and charge, removing them at night, repeat for 3 days.



Method 2

Fill a non metallic bowl with sea salt, and bury the stones in the salt, allowing to rest overnight. When removing, rinse with spring water to remove any salt, and place in sun for 3 days to charge, removing them at night. (This method not recommended fro high lustre stones, as salt will dull their appearance).



Method 3

Allow to dry in direct sunlight for an hour or so (not recommended for amethyst, rose quartz, aquamarine, smokey quartz and flourite, as they will fade quickly if exposed to sunlight).



Method 4

Place overnight under the light of the Full Moon.



Method 5

Bury in the Earth for 3 days.



Method 6

In a non-metallic bowl, mix spring water and sea salt, or water from the sea, and soak stones for several hours, preferably overnight.



Method 7

Smudge stone with sage or cedar.



Method 8

Hold the stone in your projective hand, and concentrate on willing positive white energy into the stone, banishing the negative energy. This charges the stone with your personal energy.



After using a stone for your magickal workings, you may wish to cleanse or clear it. This is not necessary if you will use this stone for the same purpose again. If a stone is used for healing or drawing out illness or disease, then it is highly recommeded that you cleanse it.



Note: Tap water that has been boiled and cooled can be substituted for spring water. Regular salt may be used in the place of sea salt.
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