Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Meaning of
Gemstones For Healing

I like to use gemstones that are used for healing in my jewelry. I have received so many questions about what each stone means, that I have decided to list some of these qualities here. Gemstones contain a subtle energy that you can use to help focus your intentions. I like to combine Gemstone Therapy with Creative Visualization, Mantras, and Holistic Aromatherapy. I will also note which Essential oil I like to use in combination with each Gemstone.

Agate is a variety of chalcedony quartz and is often dyed with bright colors. Promotes grounding, protection, security; balances aura, spiritual growth; stimulates precision and perceptiveness, concentration and memory. It symbolizes courage, gives a spiritual love of truth, and banishes fears. Ginger is a nice oil to use with Agate.

Amethyst is a member of quartz family. The gemstone calms the emotions, creates clarity of thought and assist in attaining wisdom. Amethyst helps to draw your attention beyond the mind to the realm of pure spiritual knowledge. Amethyst helps you let go of all that is old and all that holds you back so you may fully embrace your spiritual destiny. It helps by providing protection, gives visions or opens spiritual and psychic centers, reduces mental tension, induces pleasant healing dreams, prevents over indulgence and encourages transformation and breaking of bad habits. Lavender is a good match with Amethyst.

Coral is an organic gemstone made by living sea coral. Coral aids in soothing, intuition, imagination and energizing the emotions. It is good for keeping thoughts in control for visualization and while meditating, also helps with the inflammation associated with arthritis. Wintergreen pairs well with Coral.

Fluorite gemstones are important balancers and healers. Fluorite opens the heart and the mind, which assist in producing clarity. Using Cedarwood enhances Fluorite's healing.

Garnet aids in remembering dreams, attracts profound love, gives persistence, can relieve depression, and works on the liver to relieve toxins in the body. It is also the symbol of emotional commitment. Try using Frankincense with Garnet.

Jade is the common name for two minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite, with both minerals having the same appearance. Jade is considered to be a gemstone of good fortune. The gemstone increases relaxation and reduces tension. Jade can also be used to relieve grief and improve sleep, promote peace, tranquility; soothes the eyes and emotions. I like to pair Clary Sage with Jade.

Lapis Lazuli is a rock, not a mineral. The lapis lazuli gem assists in harmonizing your heart and your mind, and strengthens the bonds between them. When the heart and the mind are working in harmony, mastering any area of your life is more attainable. Lapis Lazuli helps you to live your dreams and increases your adventurous spirit. The stone of friendship, it helps one to be more kind and helpful, it is also the stone of fidelity. Ancient cultures' medicine men and Shamans used Lapis in jewelry and headpieces to help them connect with their spiritual selves. Use Bergamot in combination with Lapis.

Onyx is part of the chalcedony family. Onyx can be used to stabilize and heal your root chakra, to increase grounding and productiveness. Onyx offers energetic support to help your chakras become more adaptable, this in turn enables you to be more productive. Helichrysum enhances the effects of Onyx.

Quartz is a crystalline rock or mineral composed of silicon dioxide. Quartz attracts life force from your being and brings it into the physical world. This life force then flows through your body and helps to nourish your mental, emotional and physical body. It raises one's vibration, bridges the material world with other realms. Quartz has the ability to store and transmit energy, and is excellent for healing on all levels and for meditation. Try using Sandalwood with Quartz.

Rhodonite gemstones are used to stabilize the emotions. The gemstone sorts out any feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded, and allows you to broaden your perspective and helps you become more balanced and mature. Peppermint is a good way to enhance Rhodonite's healing properties.

Rose Quartz brings more love into the life, skin rejuvenation, kidneys. Your marriage can have more sparkle and fire when you keep a rose quartz under your pillow. You will look younger too. Rose quartz is known as the love stone. When worn in jewelry the wearer feels a sense of self-worth. Rose or Jasmine work well with Rose Quartz.

Tiger Eye is a form of chalcedony quartz Cat's Eye. Tiger Eye gems are generally cut as cabochon, but also often into round pieces for necklaces and pendants. Tiger Eye gemstones help to convert anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic. The gemstone increases confidence and clear thinking. Try using Cypress with Tiger Eye.

Turquoise is porous, so contact with liquids, oils or even perspiration should be avoided. Turquoise is considered a good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor. It induces wisdom and understanding, enhances trust and kindness. It brings the qualities of mental and spiritual clarity. Turquoise reminds us of our spiritual nature, gives protection, and it is the stone of friendship. Rosewood enhances the healing properties of Turquoise.


White - Purifies physical, emotional, mental or etheric bodies.

Pink - Love, self-respect and self-worth.

Red - Energy, sexual awareness, courage.

Orange - Cheerfulness, frees one from too many responsibilities.

Yellow - Mental awareness, nerves.

Green - Healing, abundance, balance self-control.

Turquoise - Flashes of intuition, encounters from the past.

Sky Blue - Increases spiritual awareness.

Dark Blue, Indigo - Protection, strength, occult work, calms

Violet, Purple - Transformation, elevates the soul.

Gold - Wisdom, self-confidence, strengthens the heart.

Brown - Practicality, stabilizes.

Black - Abstract thought, protective, material world.

~While there is no scientific proof that gemstones assist in healing, they do contain life force energy that has been measured in many experiments. There have been numerous studies performed using Gemstones and their healing energy. 


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