Crystals and semi-precious gemstones come from the same source – the Earth. Created during an eon-long process from the magma from the inner core, they are Mother Earth’s gift to us.
Perhaps because of their age or primal roots, crystals, gems and other stones are often believed to contain a strong energy field. Each stone is made up of tiny crystals which are in constant motion, so they do indeed emit an energy signature or frequency.
Here we present you some of the common, but most powerful crystals.
1. For Stress Reduction: Amethyst – The Artist’s Stone
Properties: clarity of thought, relief from grief, protection, wisdom
The perfect gift for: a friend who is in mourning or going through a life change, people who suffer from insomnia, women in menopause.
Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.
Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence.
Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts and increase intelligence.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition.
2. For the Vulnerable: Crystal Quartz – The Perfect Jewel
Properties: Protection, healing, harmony, energy, clarity, calmness
The perfect gift for: those who work at a computer all day, people who are confused and need to relax.
Ordinary yet extraordinary, colorful and clear, Quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom.
Resonating at the level of an individual’s needs, Clear Quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms.
Clear Quartz produces a force field of healing negative ions while clearing the surroundings of positive ions, protecting the aura. It dispels static electricity, and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity.
3. For Overall Goodness: Turquoise – The stone of the sky
Properties: Protection, wisdom, positive thoughts, balance, courage, friendship, healing, luck, love
The perfect gift for: Anyone giving a public talk or with relationship issues.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye.
Turquoise has always been valued as an ornamental gem, often considered a symbol of male power.
In the workplace, Turquoise promotes leadership, assists relocation or regular travel associated with career, and helps avoid unwise investments.
As a crystal for travel, Turquoise protects you and your possessions against theft, loss or attack, helps prevent accidents, especially falls, and even guards your pet.
4. For attracting money and wealth: Citrine – The Merchant’s Stone
Properties: Prosperity, courage, Confidence, strength, warmth, happiness, creativity, joy of life, protection, self-esteem, opens the mind to new thoughts, optimism
The perfect gift for: entrepreneurs, students
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. It stimulates the chakras, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action.
Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.
A small warning: Citrine may exacerbate aggressiveness in some. It is not recommended for those with a fiery, quick-tempered nature, and should be avoided by people with a tendency to slander or gossip.