Crystal Properties K - O

Labradorite: looks dull until light hits its surface making it glow with an iridescent sheen. It is often referred to as the 'Stone of Destiny' as it is believed to help you to find your true path in life. Labradorite is also said to promote wisdom, understanding and patience and to help banish fears and insecurities. In addition it is believed to protect and cushion the aura by helping to deflect unwanted energies. In healing Labradorite is believed to relieve stress and menstrual tension, fend off colds, lower blood pressure and regulate metabolism.

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue crystal flecked with white and gold. It is a highly prized gemstone. Lapis Lazuli is thought to stimulate the higher levels of the mind encouraging clarity and objectivity. It is also believed to allow the release of stress bringing deep inner peace. Lapis Lazuli is said to facilitate self-knowledge and self-expression and, when used in meditation, to enhance psychic ability and spiritual insight. In healing Lapis Lazuli balances the Throat Chakra and the Brow Chakra. and is believed to help overcome depression, lower blood pressure and to boost the immune system and the thyroid. Lapis Lazuli is also said to be beneficial for alleviating migraine headaches and insomnia. Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone for September

Lepidolite: ranges in colour from pink to purple, yellow, grey, colourless and white. This mineral activates the throat chakra, the heart chakra, the third eye and the intellect. It also opens the crown chakra and allows for the flowing of the inner blue lotus, assisting one to become aware of the subtle vibratory energies both within and without of the self. It is used for stress reduction and to alleviate despondency. The energy of lepidolite is refreshing and almost sentimental; and serves to gently induce change and to allow for smooth passage during change. Lepidolite is excellent for business pursuits. It can be good for assisting in digestion and in the relief of tension and stress related disorders. Helps with tendonitis, leg cramps, "tight" shoulder muscles. Astrological Sign: Libra

Malachite: ranges in colour from light to dark green. Malachite is a "stone of transformation", assisting one in changing situations, and providing for the transfer of sacred information leading to spiritual evolution. Malachite assists in clearing and activating all chakras and is quite helpful in stimulating the heart and throat chakras. Malachite can be used to facilitate insight concerning the cause of any specific condition, e.g. providing insight to the basic disorders within the body, mind, and spirit, and to the conditions associated with interaction with others in this reality. Malachite is an equalizing and balancing agent; it can create an unobstructed path, leading to a desired goal. Malachite helps one to accept responsibility for ones action,s, circumstances, and actuality, bringing understanding and intuitive answers to the forefront prior to response and subsequent action. Malachite represents fidelity in love and friendship, loyalty in partnerships and practicality and responsibility in business transactions. Malachite has been used as a protective stone by those involved in the field of aviation and is said to dispel symptoms of, and to stimulate awareness of, the inner bases for the condition of vertigo. Malachite is said to protect against radiation and can be used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones, and torn muscles. Malachite can also be used to regulate the RNA/DNA structures, to align and cleanse the cellular structure, to enhance the immune system, and to ease the process of birth. Astrological Sign: Capricorn & Scorpio Vibrates to No: 9

The chemical composition of marcasite is identical to pyrite; these two minerals are distinguished by their respective crystalline formations. Marcasite occurs in the form of masses, stalactites, fibres, and as tabular and pyramid like crystals. The colour is bronze yellow, which may become a deeper yellow upon exposure to light. Marcasite represents spiritual development, providing for prosperity by eliminating starvation of the spirit. It can be used in the treatment of skin disorders, moles, warts, freckles. Astrological Sign: Leo

Merlinite: a stone of magic, said to blend heavenly and earthly vibrations, allowing one harness the energy from multiple realms. A Journey stone in the shamanic sense which draws from the elementals. It promotes better contact with our environment and with our fellow human beings too. Merlinite can also enhance our organizational capabilities. Merlinite has been used in the treatment of skeletal structures and disorders of the veins and arteries. It is also said to promote physical growth and to facilitate the flow of blood through the body. It is a cleansing mineral for the body and one which can enhance lymph flow and excretion. It also helps with both the effects of colds and the effects of smoking too. Physical - Some confusion surrounds the name of this stone. Merlinite is actually a common modern name, and not a mineral type, the stones make up is a mix of agates, dendrite and, or opalised agate depending on the quality of the mineral. You can call the stone Dendritic Opal if the stone as a glassy (opal like appearance) and dendritic (moss like / tree like patterns) as our two examples here have, if the stone is more solid in appearance then stone is Dendritic Agate. Neither are true OPALs! 

Mojave Turquoise: So beautifully stunning and intriguing Mojave turquoise is crafted through a process that uses a hydraulic press to assemble turquoise nuggets by introducing a bronze metal matrix throughout the brick of base turquoise. Once the turquoise is pressed or assembled it is stabilized to harden the stone. This is the only product in today's market that features real Arizona turquoise and real metal matrix. This unique process was created by the Arizona Kingman Mine.

Moonstone: This milky, translucent crystal is believed to be strongly connected to the moon. It is a calming stone and can be very effective in soothing the emotions. Moonstone is said to be the stone of women and is believed to enhance feminity, gentleness, receptivity and intuition. It is said to help reduce PMT and to lesson the problems associated with the menopause by slowing down the hormonal changes. Moonstone is also believed to aid the reproductive system, benefiting conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Wearing Moonstone as a pendant or placing it on the Brow Chakra is said to enhance your psychic abilities and spiritual awareness. Placing this crystal on the Solar Plexus or Heart Chakra is said to bring forward old emotional issues which can then be dissolved. In healing Moonstone is believed to heal upper digestive disorders that are being caused by old emotional problems. Moonstone is the birthstone for June.

Moonstone Rainbow: Rainbow Moonstone intensifies your feminine 'Goddess' energy! It is a stone that enhances your feelings and encourages fervent desires, eager expectation and heartfelt resolve. It holds within it the deep seated nature of feminine energy, and its energy balances the masculine-feminine vibrations within your body, and will nurture your spirit. This beautiful crystal has a powerful vibration that may heighten psychic abilities, and aid you to embrace your gifts.

New Jade: Serpentine is often called New Jade. It is said to help correct emotional imbalance and to enable you to feel more in control of your life. Serpentine is a good stone for crystal meditation and is said to be valuable in opening psychic abilities. In healing Serpentine is believed to have cleansing and detoxifying properties. It is a useful stone for crystal healers as it is said to help in the conscious direction of healing energy to where it is needed.

Opal Pink:  Pink Opal ranges in colour from pink and white to lavender and cream. It occurs in streaked masses and does not exhibit "fire". It has been known as the "peppermint candy stone". It helps to guide one in the journey of life, promoting permanence in the connection between the conscious self and the inner "knowing". It teaches love and non-violence, providing for nourishment in all aspects of development. Pink Opal is also a "stone of spiritual awakening" and is an excellent stone for activating the mechanisms of inner healing on the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical levels. Pink opal can be used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, the spleen, the heart, and the connective tissues. Astrological Sign: Virgo, Libra & Sagittarius - Vibrates to No: 6