Crystal Properties A - E

A lot of people can benefit from the power of crystals and their healing properties, but it is by no means the only solution to any medical condition; so if you have a medical condition seek help from a qualified medical practitioner.

Botswana Pink Agate said to stimulate the crown chakra and aid the exploration of the unknown. Botswana Agate also helps the wearer reach the state of enlightenment. A very positive stone and helps the wearer find a solution to a problem rather then dwelling on it. It is a stone of protection, gentleness, and comfort.Agate Red: Red Agate: Agate is chalcedony quartz that forms in layers and a wide variety of textures in cavities of host rocks, and is among the oldest of good luck and healing stones. Red agate, also known by many as the "Blood Agate" is a great stone for healing the root chakra It keeps you grounded while allowing negative emotions to be released and stimulating self-confidence. Also increases circulation and encourages positive blood flow.Like all red stones, red agate helps you to achieve your heart’s desire, and boosts confidence to help you attain your dreams and move forward in life. Chakra: SacralAmazonite: usually occurs in the turquoise colour and is sometimes found with yellow, white or grey portions. It soothes the emotions and alleviates worries and fears. It is soothing to the nerves and dispels irritating and negative energy. It soothes all chakras and rejuvenates the heart centre and throat chakras. 

Amazonite is a balancing stone which makes it lovely to wear or carry with you. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system and to dissipate energy blockages which could propagate the improper flow of neural impulses. Amazonite is also useful for resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis, and diminishing calcium deposits with the body. (Astrological Sign: Virgo)

Amber: is a fossilized resin and is usually golden to yellow brown in colour. Amber allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It emits a sunny and bright soothing energy which helps to calm nerves and to enliven the disposition. Amber has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises. It has been said to bring good luck to warriors. Amber is a sacred stone to the Native American and Eastern Indian. It acts to purify the body, mind and spirit when worn, carried us used as an elixir. Amber has been used in the treatment of the goiter and other diseases of the throat and disorders of the kidneys and bladder. (Astrological Sign: Leo & Aquarius)

Amethyst: the colours range from deep purple to pale lavender. The deepest amethyst colours occur in those crystals from Uruguay, Siberia, Africa and Colorado. The double terminated crystals from Vera Cruz occur in the light amethyst colour - this type is said to provide an immediate Beta state; in addition it provides for heart chakra, then providing a calming effect. Amethyst is a "stone of spirituality and contentment". It facilitates transmutation of lower energies into higher frequencies of both the spiritual and ethereal levels. It clears the aura and stabilizes and transmutes any dysfunctional energy located within the body. Amethyst also restores stability, strength, invigoration and peace; the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth. It opens and activates the crown chakra in meditation. Amethyst can be used to protect against psychic attacks, the energy of the attack being transmitted to the universe after its transformation into positive, loving energy. Amethyst can be used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to both strengthen the skeletal system and reinforce the posture, and to stimulate both the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands to proper and precise performance. It is quite useful in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin, and teeth. It has been used in the treatment of insomnia and help with headaches and is useful in stabilizing mental disorders. It has been used successfully as an elixir in the treatment of arthritis. (Astrological Sign: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn)

Andalusite: usually occurs in the colours of white, red, violet, grey, pink, red/brown or green. It encourages one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation.  Andalusite promotes the chivalrous aspects of ones character and encourages moderation in all things.  It helps one to recover when "thrown" out of balance by circumstances or individuals, facilitating to the balancing of the self.  Andalusite can be used in the treatment of disorders related to deficient oxygenation and cellular disorders of the hands and eyes.  Astrological Sign:  Virgo: Vibrates to No. 7

Apophyllite: has been used to create a conscious connection between the physical form and the spiritual realm. It facilitates attunement to ones body as well as to the higher dimensional life forms. Apophyllite allows one to see into the future, this is facilitated when one looks sideways into the crystal; it is similar in action to the art of "gazing".
The natural Apophyllite pyramid (usually, white/greyish white, clear, and rarely green) have been used successfully for enhanced energy stimulation and as an elixir to bring "light" and energy to ones being and love to ones heart. They can also be used to charge objects and to preserve. Green apophyllite has also been used to activate the heart chakra and to provide energy and forthrightness in decisions of the heart.
Astrological Sign: Libra & Gemini Vibrates to No: 4 Chakra: Heart

Aquamarine: is a variety of beryl with the colour ranging from light blue to green. It is a "stone of courage". It provides a shielding property for the aura and the subtle bodies. It encourages the innate ability to "always be prepared". Aquamarine provides the alignment of the chakras and balancing of the network of structures connecting the physical and ethereal bodies. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy and can help one who is swamped by responsibility to bring order to the process. Aquamarinestimulates and cleanses the throat chakra. (Astrological Sign: Gemini, Pisces, Aries)

Atlantisite: is a combination of Green Serpentine and Stichtite, and as such, has a synergistic energy that includes the energies of the two stones but has its own energies. Atlantisite has been used to end disputes, for Spiritual awareness, and to understand the concept and energies of love. Atlantisite is considered by many to bring the energies of ancient civilizations from Mu, Atlantis, and Lemuria, p articularly in healing energies. Atlantisite is used in crystal healing to bring energy for heart; lungs; muscular issues such as cramps, menstrual cramping, hernias; and glucose control metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as a general crystal healing stone.Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Atlantisite contains serpentine which may have asbestos. Atlantisite is considered to be a stone that resonates to and links the energies of the Crown and Heart chakras.

Aventurine: the most common colour of aventurine is green; it is used primarily at the heart chakra to both activate and clear. It is also an excellent protector of the heart chakra providing for a shield to block the entry from those who wish to "tap in" and use the energy of another. It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, heart, adrenal glands and the muscular and urogenital systems. (Astrological sign of Aries)

Blue Lace Agate: displays a blue and white lace pattern. It can help one to reach extremely high spiritual spaces. It contains the qualities of flight, air, movement and grace. The energy of blue lace agate is most useful in the throat chakra, heart chakra, third eye and crown chakra. Blue lace agate is especially suited to those gentle people with shades of pale blue in their aura. It can be used in the treatment of arthritic conditions and to strengthen the skeletal structure. Blue lace agate can help to remove blockages from the nervous system and from the capillaries of the body. This mineral can also be used for fluid balance around the brain. (Astrological Sign: Pisces)

Brazilianite: This crystal works well in the synthesis of the third and fourth chakras. It promotes understanding of difficult situations and allows for decisions to be made via the utilization of a "team" of personal qualities such that the loving intellect produces the end result. It has been used to diminish fevers and to stabilize the body temperature, and to alleviate the conditions of heatstroke and sunstroke. (Astrological Sign Capricorn)

Carnelian can be placed on the Sacral Chakra and is said to increase ambition, drive and confidence. It is believed to protect the wearer from negative emotions and to calm the angry, and the envious. Carnelian is also reputed to bring about warmth, sociability, creativity and happiness and to restore self-esteem. Carnelian is believed to increase fertility. Placed near the front door Carnelian is said to invoke protection and to bring abundance into the home. Carnelian is the birthstone for July and for Virgo. Chakra: Sacral

Chrysoprase: balances the yin and yang energy and for aligning the chakras and activates and energizes the heart chakra. It can also help to heal a "broken heart" enabling you to understand the patterns of growth. Astrological Sign: Libra, Vibrates to No. 3

Citrine is a 'feel good' crystal. It can help banish negativity and deep gloom and inspire enthusiasm, originality, a positive outlook and feelings of self-confidence. Wearing a Citrine pendant is said to overcome difficulties in verbalizing thoughts and feeling. Citrine is said to help in the achievement of personal goals and to help you to explore every avenue until you find the best solution to a problem. It is therefore a good stone to have around you in a business or work environment. Citrine has been called the Merchant's Stone. Carrying or wearing Citrine is believed to have a positive effect on cash flow. Placing it in the wealth corner of the home is said to invite wealth and abundance into your life. Citrine can be used to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra can increase your sense of personal power and encourage freedom from emotional hang-ups and inhibitions. Please note Citrine can fade if kept in direct sunlight. Astrological Sign: Gemini, Aries, Libra, Leo Vibrates to No: 6

Dumortierite: is a mottled blue mineral which commonly comes from South America. Said to release fear, bringing courage to one's life. Dumortierite is said to promote a positive attitude to life and to help you to stay 'young at heart'. It is also said to increase assertiveness and self-confidence encouraging you to speak out when you feel you are being treated unfairly. In addition Dumortierite is said to calm and focus you in traumatic situations giving you the tools to cope with a crisis. Dumortierite is a very spiritual stone, it is believed to facilitate communication with your angels and spirit guides and to help you to see the good in the people who are around you. Dumortierite is also said to increase self-discipline and to improve organisational skills, allowing you to sort out your files, procedures and thought processes. These properties make it an excellent stone for those starting up or running their own business. In healing Dumortierite is thought to be of benefit for headaches, nausea, vomiting, cramping and colic. Placed gently on an affected area it is said to soothe sunburn. Chakra: Throat

Emerald: The refreshing green energy of Emerald is said to revitalize the body and to provide inspiration. Emerald is also believed to enhance memory, to encourage patience, to calm the emotions and to eliminate negativity. It is said to give you the ability to enjoy life to the full. Emerald is thought to be a good stone for relationships, it is believed to bring domestic happiness to encourage unconditional love and to promote friendship. It is a useful crystal to use during a team exercise, as it is said to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation within a group of people. Emerald can be used during Chakra Balancing to open and calm the Heart Chakra. In healing Emerald is said to aid recovery after infectious illness, to detoxify the liver, to help ease rheumatism and to soothe the eyes. Emerald is the birthstone for May and for Cancer. Chakra: Heart