Gemstones have different healing properties, and are connected to and can help balance different chakras. When you pick a mala or a gemstone bracelet I always say; just pick one that you are drawn to and that reflects your personal energy.
By Petra Axlund Stegman
AFRICAN TURQUOISE | EVOLUTION, TRANSFORMATION & BALANCE
African Turquoise is its own unique gemstone (it’s a speckled form of jasper and not a Turquoise) with its own healing properties. It is a stone that brings you structure, balance, prosperity and a clear and focused mind. It will awaken your soul to its intended purpose and its encouraging energy will open your mind to the possibility of newness. It will renew your spirit, energy and path in life and help you bring about necessary change into your life. African Turquoise will help you stay true to yourself.
Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I am true to myself and open to new possibilities.
AGATE | PROTECTION, STRENGTH & HARMONY
Agate has properties that will help you balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength, it is a very protective stone especially for children. Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength and self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. White agate is especially considered a stone of hope. Colors vary from white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray and black.
Chakras: Connected and can remove blockage from any chakra (depending on color).
Affirmation: My energy field is stable and balanced.
AMAZONITE | HOPE, TRUST & TRUTH
Amazonite is the stone of hope. This is a stone of truth, honor, integrity and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers of preventive energy that’s good for one’s health in general. Colors vary from green-blue, aqua-green, mint-green, purple and gray.
Chakras: Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness), Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: My senses are in tune with my surroundings.
AMETHYST | HEALING, PEACE & CALMING
This is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. It is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. This is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds.
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: Infinite possibilities are available to me.
ANGELITE | COMMUNICATION, CALMING & SOOTHING
Angelite is a stone with a peaceful energy, serenity and a calming and soothing vibration. It can help to relieve tension, anger and stress. It’s a wonderful stone when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and overwhelm. Angelite dispels fear, anger, and encourages forgiveness. Many people choose to use it is because it both aids you to connect with angels and is also helpful to assist you to make contact with spirit guides.
Chakras: Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice), Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). Angelite also sends energy to the Soul Star Chakra (higher self, spiritual growth, enlightenment).
Affirmation: I am in touch with the Universe.
AQUA MARINE | COURAGE, PEACE & COMMUNICATION
Aquamarine is known as a stone of courage and fortitude that can bring great power. It brings inner peace, hope and self-love and gives shielding for the aura. It is an excellent crystal for meditation. Aquamarine is used to protect from anger and fear. It is also a wonderful good luck stone. Aquamarine ranges in color from a faint light blue to blue and bluish-green.
Chakras: Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice).
Affirmation: My heart and mind are in harmony.
AVENTURINE | LUCK, PROSPERITY & FRIENDSHIP
This is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. Most common color is green, but it can also be blue, gray, orange, yellow and brown.
Chakra: Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness). .
Affirmation: My energy field is stable and protected.
BLACK JASPER | GROUNDING, PROTECTION & HEALING
Black Jasper, also known as Basanite or Blackstone, has a power that intensifies the spiritual values of the gemstones around them. It is very grounding, so it will aid in the connection to one’s roots and the Earth. Black Jasper is a stone with a highly protective and very healing energy. It is said to bring good luck to the bearer in a fight or argument. They are made from one of a variety of abundant stones, and the spiritual value of these stones will vary depending on the dyed stones they come from. It is a stone of foundation, being grounded and basic survival.
Chakras: Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others).
Affirmation: I am emotionally grounded and physically stable.
CARNELIAN | CREATIVITY, PROTECTION & COURAGE
Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them, so they can come into their own. It is also a stone of protection from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition, it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and bring good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It also protects from bad vibrations and calms temper. Carnelian has a long and storied past and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class in India. Colors vary from light to dark orange, so dark it almost looks black. Carnelian is a stone of grounding and well-being.
Chakras: Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity).
Affirmation: I have inner peace and joy.
CITRINE | SUCCESS, ABUNDANCE & POWER
Citrine has a very joyful vibration and is known as the success stone and the merchant’s stone. It is a semi-precious stone with a bright energy that brings joy, happiness, fortune, prosperity and good luck. It clears unwanted and negative energy, and it brings stability and hope. Citrine can be used to reduce self-destructive tendencies, overcome emotional traumas and grief. Citrine is used to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. It is useful for meditation, psychic awareness, and spiritual development. Colors vary from light-yellow to orange. Most Citrines on the gem market is produced by heat treating Amethyst and Smoky Quartz. Citrine is a stone of self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem and personal power.
Chakras: Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others), Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power) and Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others).
Affirmation: My life is filled with positivity and abundance.
FELDSPAR | FEMININE, MOON & GODDESS ENERGY
The mineral feldspar (a group of gemstones including Moonstone, Labradorite, Sunstone, Albite and Amazonite) provides you with feminine, moon and Goddess energy. It helps you in honoring yourself as a woman, honoring your sexuality and ability to create new life. This stone will help you, if you have the habit of continually selecting the wrong partner by helping you acknowledge that you are valued as yourself not as an extension of someone else. Feldspar increases your self-respect, self-esteem and self-awareness. Feldspar eases menstruation and urges you to participate in conscious contraception. Feldspar is often associated with life’s changes and are beneficial if you have difficulty coping. It can help you see things in a more positive light. Feldspar can encourage hope and optimism.
Chakras: Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others) and Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am a source of positive energy.
FLUORITE | CLARITY, PURPOSE & ORDER
This gemstone promotes spiritual wholeness, protection, and brings peace. It helps you meditate and learn to go past the “chatter” that our minds tend to generate when first learning to meditate. Fluorite is a stone of mental order and clarity. This brings a wiser, more balanced view of life and improves decision making. Fluorite is a great stone to calm and relieve anxiety, tension, and stress It is also said to enhance the strength of other stones. Colors vary from purple, pink, white, colorless, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown and black.
Chakra: Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am a source of inspiration.
FOSSIL CORAL | PROTECTION, GROUNDING & MOON POWER
First of all – Fossil Coral should not be mistaken for endangered or protected reef coral or precious coral. It is a type of agate or chalcedony, rather than a type of coral. It is a natural type of gemstone formed by ancient corals. Since fossil coral is a combination of coral and agate, it carries many strong metaphysical beliefs. It is a grounding stone, said to be ruled by the moon. It protects against evil spirits because it is believed that each coral gem contained divine blood. The color varies from white and pink, too brown, gray, black, yellow and red. The color may vary widely within a single stone. Fossil coral is a form of agate, which in turn is a variety of quartz.
Chakra: Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I am strong and resilient.
GARNET | HONESTY, HOPE & VITALITY
Garnet is a stone of commitment, honesty, hope and faith. It is a protective energy stone, especially known for protection from evil, during travel, nightmares and from wounds. Garnet can be used to release bad karma, overcome crisis and trauma. Garnet is great for spiritual healing, to enhance intuition and inner strength. It is said to be stabilizing and it can bring order to internal or external chaos. Garnet is excellent for manifestation, to ground dreams in reality, bringing abundance and prosperity. It can also make clear what is one’s life purpose. Garnet is the stone to celebrate the second year of marriage! The color varies from red to very dark, almost black, red.
Chakras: Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am loyal to myself and others.
GRAIN STONE | GROUNDING, HEALING & PURE
A Grain stone is defined as a limestone consisting of grain-supported particles without any mud matrix. This is an assisting stone used to enhance healing properties, encourages purification, reminds us of our innocence, grounds and centers us and entices positive thoughts. Due to its grounding make-up of clay, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, they come in different colors.
Chakra: Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Affirmation: I am grounded and calm.
HOWLITE | CALMING, AWARENESS & WISDOM
Howlite is spiritually a stone of awareness that can prepare you to receive wisdom and understanding from your Higher Self and The Divine. Howlite can also be used to help release things we hold on to, attachments and old emotional pain from this or past lives. It will bring you peace in those areas. Howlite is also a calming stone that helps you deal with upset states of mind and emotions. It can also help you release stress, anxiety, selfishness, anger, ease confrontation and difficult communications and bring you relaxation. It can help you become truly comfortable with yourself and not feel the need to pretend or be anything you are not. Howlite is also used to heighten creativity and expand self-expression.
Chakra: Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I am attuned to pure, infinite energy.
JADE | LOVE, FIDELITY & HEALING
This is an ancient stone that is used to attract love. The soothing color of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone. It helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons for a precipitation for disease. Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. Jade can create a positive attitude towards money and using money creatively and productively and when making an important business decision. Jade comes in emerald green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, grey and black.
Chakras: Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: My relationships are filled with harmony and good fortune.
JASPER | NURTURING, PROTECTION & RELAXATION
This is a stone of gentleness, comfort, and relaxation. It is called the “nurturing stone.” It is also a stone for gardening and in some cultures used as a rain making stone. Jasper balances yin/yang energies. This is helpful in many areas of life and can bring healing, peace, and ease. It is also a powerful protection stone in general and can be used in protection magic, in talismans and other places you want a strong but gentle protection. Jasper comes in brown, yellow or reddish colors, but also as dark or mottled green, orange, and black.
Chakra: Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Affirmation: My actions are stable and controlled.
KYANITE | VISUALIZATION, PROTECTION & BALANCE
Kyanite is a stone of channeling, dreams and visualizations. It gives protection, it brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility and diminishes anger and confusion. green, orange or yellow. It is also used to reduce anger with love. Its typical color is blue, but it can also be colorless, white, gray. It aligns and balance all chakras and can remove energy blockages.
Chakra: Connected to all Chakras.
Affirmation: I receive all forms of communication that are for my highest good.
LABRADORITE | MAGIC, PROTECTION & STRESS REDUCTION
This is a power stone that will help you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions. It will stimulate your imagination and help you to see more clearly during meditation. Labradorite has a beautiful iridescent play of colors, which can move as the stone is rotated. Labradorite gemstones usually have a dark base color with metallic-looking color plays of blue, green, yellow, and red.
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I welcome transformation into my life.
LAVA | PRIMAL POWER, HEALING & GROUNDING
Lava rock is grounding, protecting and has a deep connection to Mother Earth. It is a stone that can help you find focus, bring balance, strength and courage through times of change and can help you calm your emotions. Because Lava comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Lava contain the powerful primal energy of the volcano that created them, this means that they are excellent to aid healing. Especially when you are feeling depressed or lacking energy and vitality. Lava is a porous stone, and it can be used in Aromatherapy. You simply put a few drops of an essential oil of your choice on the stone to infuse them with the scent, rub it in, and it will hold on the aroma for several days.
Chakras: Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I am calm and in touch with my emotions
LILAC LEPIDOLITE | CALMING, HEALING & SOOTHING
Lilac, also known as Lavender Stone, is a soothing calming stone that will help you if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. It brings emotional healing and helps you get deeper into meditation. It has a truly unique resonance that aids a Divine connection with the deep innermost part of yourself known as the Divine Presence. The color varies from creamy white, light pink too dark pink. The vibration of this stone works within all chakras, but it highly effective within the highest chakras, Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power) and the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am emotionally balanced and filled with inner peace.
MAGNETITE | RELAXING, CALMING & IMAGINATION
Magnetite is known for its calming properties, helping to improve creative visualization and imagination. It is also commonly believed to bring deep peace and silent relaxation during meditation, stimulate passion in the heart and help strengthen bones and teeth. The color varies from black, grey, green, brown and white. Magnetite is connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness), the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and to the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I am calm, and I attract all that I desire.
MARBLE | CLARITY, SERENITY & STABILITY
This is a cleansing stone that provides clarity, self-control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind. It is often used for its balancing qualities. It is used to release creativity blocks, awaken spirit and has strong calming and qualities. It is known to aid in building relationships and self-discipline. It is also known as Picasso Marble or Picasso Jasper. Colors vary from white, grey and black. Connected to the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: My yin and yang energies are balanced.
MOONSTONE | SENSITIVITY, INTUITION & PROTECTION
This a great gemstone to help calm responses and stress and avoid overreaction. It brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one’s life. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is also associated with love of all kinds. It is the gem of the High Priestess and helps with self-discovery, deep insight, harmony in relationships and soothes emotions. This stone is named for its glowing color sheen that resembles the moonlight, it displays a unique play of floating color known as adolescence. Connected to the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power) and Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom), and sometimes with the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I allow my true inner self to shine through.
MOSS AGATE | ABUNDANCE, SELF-CONFIDENCE & PROTECTION
Moss Agate helps balance emotional energy. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness. Moss Agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance and success in one’s endeavors. It is sometimes called the gardener’s stone due to its mystical properties of helping ensure a full crop. It is an abundance stone and its properties will help you balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength. Colors vary from green, brown, black, red and yellow. Connected to the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I live in an abundant world.
MOSS OPAL | INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY
This is a good luck gemstone and help its wearer find true and real love. It is said to facilitate the fulfillment of desires and help wearers recover from difficult past lives. It is also believed to encourage spiritual growth, clarity, balance and harmony. It can help you organize thoughts and feelings. Moss Opal is excellent for getting in touch with the environment and for communicating with nature spirits. It promotes growth, both physically and spiritually, and can provide help when needed in entering relationships, allowing one to remain open and approachable in spite of bad experiences. It also serves to heal wounds from the past, or past lives, and bring the ability to approach others without prejudice. Colors vary from dark green to light grey, milky white, yellow-brow and green. Connected to the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I am in touch with the environment and I am communicating with Nature spirits.
OBSIDIAN | PURITY, BALANCE & GROUNDING
Obsidian is a volcanic stone of purity, that brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. It is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one’s own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed and resentment. Snowflake Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and it can help to keep you centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation presents itself. It heals old karmic patterns, helps in examining harmful thought patterns, and promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state. It is connected to the Root Chakra.
Affirmation: I am strong and highly adaptable.
ONYX | PROTECTION, STRENGTH & STAMINA
Onyx is a powerful protection stone. Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. It can give you emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when you need it the most, during times of stress, confusion or grief. This is also a stone that helps you with wise decision-making and make you the master of your own future. It can give you good fortune, happiness, self-discipline and healing old wounds. Black Onyx is a wonderful gemstone for meditation. White Onyx can help make its owners mind positive and purify negative energy. It can clear anxiety and sadness and help you deal with inner and outer stress. It will also help you increase patience and strengthen your mental powers. White Onyx will help you be firm in your resolve not to move or change when it is a positive action. It will also break the pattern of resistance when change is required to move forward in your life.
Chakras: Black Onyx is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and the Earth Star Chakra (connection with the earth and your link to Mother Earth). White Onyx is connected to the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I draw strength from my past experiences.
OPAL | INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY & PLAYFULNESS
The name opal comes from the Sanskrit word “upala” for stone, or precious stone. Opal is a stone of inspiration and it can enhance imagination and creativity. It can also bring inspiration to projects and to life. Opal is said to be a stone for love. This stone can help you deal with change in life, help you too continue on your path regardless of any obstacles. During times of transformation, you should hold the Opal close to your heart. It is also said Opal enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbulent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace. It can enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth. The Opal has a very high spiritual energy vibration. Connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
Affirmation: I have awakened to cosmic consciousness.
PYRITE | HEALER’S GOLD, PROTECTION & LUCK
Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold, and it is a traditional symbol for money and good luck. Use this stone to overcome lethargy and fatigue and strengthening of the mind. Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield and blocking out negativity, overcoming feelings of inadequacy and energizes the area where you place it (like the desk where you work). Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone and is very grounding. Colors vary from silvery-yellow too golden metallic. Connected to the Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity) and the Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others).
Affirmation: I succeed in all my endeavors.
QUARTZ | POWER, ENERGY & CLARITY
This gemstone stands for power, energy and clarity and it’ s called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Quartz is very useful for clarity of psychic vision and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz are also known as rock crystal, crystal quartz, universal crystal and clear quartz. Colors vary from clear, white, brown, gray, black, green, blue and purple. Connected to the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I am filled with divine wisdom and peace of mind.
RHODONITE | GRACE, ELEGANCE & LOVE
This is a gemstone that just vibrates with love. Just holding it promotes relaxation, decreases anxiety and brings a sense of well-being. It raises self-worth and helps ward off negativity. Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, it balances emotions and clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential. Rhodonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion. This is a balance gemstone and is used to clear the psychic centers and sooth the nervous system. It works beneficially on the Heart Chakra, opening one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is a stone of inner growth as well and helps with self-love. Colors vary from pink too white, often with often has black patches in the stone. Connected to the Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others) and the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am nurtured and loved.
ROSE QUARTZ | LOVE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & SELF-LOVE
This is known as the love stone. It is a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional love. Rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation, and it also lowers stress and soothes those around it. It is often used to attract love, for love spells and charms. It is also used to ease the process of transition in dying to make the transition gentle and surrounded by the unconditional love of the Divine. Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves worthier. Colors vary from white, light pink too dark pink. Connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
Affirmation: I am filled with loving compassion for myself and others.
RUDRAKSHA | DIVINE, PROTECTION & MEDITATION
The Rudraksha bead is said to come from Shiva’s tears. According to mythology, Lord Shiva spent 1,000 years in meditation for the benefit of all beings, and upon opening his eyes, tear drops rolled down from his eyes and landed upon the earth taking birth as the sacred Rudraksha tree. “Rudra” is another name for Shiva, and “Aksha” means eyes. These beads are the original Vedic Beads of Power worn by the Gods. The Rudraksha seed is considered a manifestation of the cosmic force, and a source to reach the Higher Self. It also helps to open all the chakras and heal the body and the mind. The Divine qualities of the bead in mentions in ancient Hindu scriptures, it is said to bless one with peace of mind, protect against evil spirits, protect the wearer from negative energy and charging the wearers chakra field and Kundalini energy. The bead has been worn and used for meditation, japa mantra and fire ceremonies in India for centuries. Buddha wore Rudraksha beads, along with the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, and many enlightened Indian yogis. Rudraksha trees grow wild and in sustainable plantations in Indonesia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and Hawaii. It is often believed to symbolize the link between the Earth and the Heaven.
Affirmation: I bow to my inner self.
RUBY ZOISITE | PASSION, PATIENT & COMFORT
Ruby Zoisite, also called Anyolite, is two gemstones in one. It has both the properties of the fiery red Ruby and earthy green Zoisite. The Ruby Zoisite energy is very much heart based and will stimulate positive feelings. It helps you to feel empathy for others and to be observant of your need to take care of your physical body. It can also help stimulate feelings of happiness and appreciation for all that you have in your life. Ruby Zoisite can help during the grieving process, allowing you to release that pain and sorrow and gain spiritual comfort while getting on with your life and regaining that passion. Connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I give and receive only loving information.
SANDALWOOD | SACRED, MEDITATION, DIVINE
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent, that has been used for over 4,000 years. It is said to bring one closer to the Divine. Sandalwood’s scent is both excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it wonderful for ritual and spiritual practice. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance. In alternative healing, sandalwood is used in Ayurvedic medicine and to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, nausea, dry skin and stress-related disorders. Sandalwood is also used as an aphrodisiac. All wood beads will darken with time, and become a bit glossier from contact with skin. The more you wear them the more beautiful patina they will get. If your mala or bracelets starts to look dry, don’t try to wash or rub with oils. Just start wearing it more. The oil from your skin is all they need. To bring back the scent of Sandalwood beads, just store in a zip lock bag over night.
Affirmation: I am one with the Divine.
SERPENTINE | LOVE, INNER PEACE & BALANCE
This makes for an exceptional meditation stone. It helps you to find inner peace, it balances mood swings and the ability to solve conflicts. It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. It is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money. Serpentine can be used to attract and manifest what you want into your life – abundance on all levels, prosperity, love and healing. Serpentine also enhances the meditative state and retrieval of ancient wisdom. It aligns your intent with the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and Source energy.
Affirmation: I am constantly filled with new, healing energy.
SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN | PROTECTION, PURITY & BALANCE
This is a stone of purity, that brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. It is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one’s own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed and resentment. Snowflake Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and it can help to keep you centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation presents itself. It heals old karmic patterns, helps in examining harmful thought patterns, and promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Affirmation: I am strong and highly adaptable.
SMOKEY QUARTZ | CENTERING, LUCK & PROTECTION
This is nature’s stone of endurance that will give you an extra boost when you need it. Smokey Quartz is also a protection stone that cleanses and clears negative energy. It is grounding, enhances organizational skills and is good to have around in the workplace or home office. It is said this crystal also helps relieve depression and negative energies. Smokey Quartz has a slow and steady energy to it, but it is still very powerful in its action. This crystal has a vibe that helps to facilitate the transformation of dreams into reality. Meditating with Smokey Quartz can bring information from other realms into the physical. Colors vary from light too dark grey. Connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others).
Affirmation: The flame of life is ignited within me.
SODALITE | INTELLIGENCE, EFFICIENCY & COMMUNICATION
This is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and love. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. In folklore and crystal healing it is said to be beneficial for relieving insomnia. Colors vary from white, grey and from light to dark blue. Connected to the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice).
Affirmation: I am guided by logic and intuition.
TURQUOISE | SACRED HEALER, ABUNDANCE & FRIENDSHIP
This is one of the oldest protection gemstones and it will protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune and peace. It stands for strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. The stone protects the wearer from negative energy, brings good fortune and peace to their home. It is also the symbol of friendship. Turquoise can help you with self-expression, communication, the ability to communicate your needs and requirement. Colors vary from blue, green and brown. Connected to the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I speak my truth with ease.
YELLOW TURQUOISE | HEALING, LOVE & COMMUNICATION
Yellow Turquoise is not a Turquoise, it’s just call that since it is found in the same mines and has the same matrix pattern. Yellow Turquoise is a Jasper/Serpentine with webbing of Hematite and Quartz. It is a gemstone that can help enhance your communication skills and help you speak your truth. It is also a stone of creativity, intuition and protection. It will bring you positive healing energies, help you find balance and calm in your meditation practice. Just like Turquoise the Yellow Turquoise is a stone of friendship and it will foster sensitivity, sympathy, compassion and encourage you to adopt a more positive way of thinking and feeling. Yellow Turquoise connects the vibrations of the Heavens with the energies of the Earth. Yellow Turquoise is connected to the Solar Plexus Chakra, but it will also align and strengthen the rest of your chakras.
Affirmation: I am inspired and grateful.
The gemstones in the photos are NOT the actual stones I use, it is to give you an idea of what it looks like (click on photo to see larger image). Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique and color may vary within a single stone. I don’t have all gemstones in stock, so contact me if you want to make a custom order.