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Disclaimer:  Use of gemstones for healing should not replace, but should complement the advice of a doctor.


The use of gems as crystals, concentrating, refracting and absorbing light, is an ancient practice, which has varied yet specific results.  It is important to place meaningful significance in a gem crystal being worn or hung in your home.  Sylvia Browne's books recommend a type of ritual on the gemstone by soaking it in water and plain salt.  The combination of your faith and conditioning of the gems provide the best results. 


Gems have been used for healing from the earliest historical records include amethyst, rock crystal, amber, garnet, jade, jasper, coral, lapis lazuli, pearl, serpentine, emerald, and turquoise. Gems have always had a spiritual aura, which is why they were worn as amulets and talismans.  Gemstones can also be made into amulets that are worn as protection on a neck chain, the arm or the ear. Talisman are not worn on the body, but can be kept in front of the house, in the apartment, or taken along in the car. Use them to guarantee health, to bring good luck and to be helpful in other ways.  Many gemstones, especially the larger ones such as agate, minerals, druses and geodes can be used as talismans. 


Each gemstone type has a vibrational energy which affects a person’s spirit or energy field,  subconscience, internal meridian energy channels, and their aura through the chakras.  Using the appropriate crystal will allow a person to “tune” to an energy system and rebalance their energies.  The energy field produced by a gemstone or crystal is based on color, chemical composition, atomic structure and physical form.  The crystals can move, absorb, focus, direct and diffuse energy within the body, and can improve visionary powers.  They can be used for depression, healing, relaxation, enhancing dreams and aiding the body’s natural immune system.


Crystal healers say that all gemstones and even organisms from organic materials have energetic powers stemming from Mother Earth during the formation of the stones, or from the sun’s warming rays. Healing stones should be placed in the sun from time to time, or expose them to moonlight, so they can replenish the energy that has been used.  A recommended method is to place the stones on your patio or window sill two nights before a full moon.  You can also bury the gemstone overnight in the ground and then rinse for several minutes.  Before treating a stone, it is recommended that you discharge the energy in the stone by rinsing it with cold water or burying it for several days.  This is recommended if the gemstone is newly bought, a gift, or an inherited stone. Once cleansed of any resonance, you can program the crystal for a particular use. This is done by holding the stone in your hand and praying for the desired properties, meditating on it and projecting thoughts to it.  The crystal will absorb positive energy as well as your telepathic thoughts and will.  Once programmed, the crystal will act as an amplifier of your psychic and psychological powers.

        Synthetic stones cannot be used as healing stones.  Only genuine gemstones grown in nature in the course of millions of years have stored the powers of nature. The artifically produced gemstones lack the soul that has mastery over the spirit.    An example would be the pendulum; the quartz or other gemstone is cut as symmetrically as possible with a pointed tip. The pointed tip increases ability to diagnose sicknesses of the body.  Baroque or drum stones rounded on all sides, such as the ones held in the hand or carried in a pocket, can also be just as helpful as a crystal worn around the neck.

        The most common practices of mineral healing support using the gemstones listed below for the affliction noted.  Place the gemstone at the nearest chakra.  Some natural healers grind the mineral(s) and make a poultice or mix with water.  The poultice should be immersed in hot water and then applied to the nearest chakra.  Another method is to place the gemstone in water overnight to soak, and drink the energized water with or without added fruit juice.  Some people even immerse large gemstones into their bathwater.

Chakras - The healing effect is enhanced if the crystal is placed on the chakra areas of the body. It has been found that certain crystals and gemstones appear to have an empathy with each chakra and will help to cure illness and enhance a sense of well being.

Root chakra - Jasper (bloodstone), garnet, onyx, ruby.

Sacral Chakra - Carnelian, hematite, moonstone.

Solar Plexus Chakra - Citrine, amber, topaz.

Heart Chakra - Rose quartz, Chinese fluorite.

Throat Chakra - Aquamarine, turquoise.

Forehead Chakra - Amethyst, sapphire, turquoise.

Crown Chakra - Clear quartz, amethyst.

Headaches - Amethyst, analcime, azurite, rock crystal, diamond, dioptase, dumortierite, violet fluorite, hematite, lapis lazuli, larimar, lagnesite, malachite, moonstone, emerald, and tiger’s eye.

Eye Inflammation - Apophyllite, aquamarine, eye agate, rock crystal, chalcedony, dioptase, hawk’s eye, malachite, onyx and sapphire.

Sore throat - Aquamarine, barites, rock crystal, lapis lazuli, larimar, opal, silver,sodalite, blue topaz.

Heart conditions - Adamine, aventurine, calcite, rose chalcedony, dolomite spar, carnelian, magnesite, morganite, muscovite, orthoclase, pincopale, pyrolusite, rhodonite, rose quartz, topaz, turquoise.

Arthritis - Apatite, aquamarine, amber, euclase, fluorite, garnet, island spar, magnetite, malachite, pyrite, tourmaline.

Pancreas - Amethyst, citrine, garnet, yellow jasper, red jasper, magnetitie, moonstone, obsidian, prehnite, green tourmaline.

Sexual Organs - Rock crystal, chalcedony, diamond, garnet, jade, carnelian, rose quartz, rubellite, scheelite, thulite, tiger’s eye, zircon.

Sciatica - Amethyst, chrysolite, chrysoprase, citrine, diamond, heliotrope, jasper, carnelian, lapis lazuli, magnetite, malachite, pearl, tyrite, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, ruby, emerald, tiger’s eye, turquoise.

Blisters - Agate, aventurine, beryl, diamond, indigolite, lapis lazuli, rhodochrosite, turquoise, vanadinite, zircon.

Varicose veins - Aquamarine, rock crystal, amber, chrysoprase, diamond, garnet, carnelian, lapis lazuli, pearl, ruby, sapphire, layered agate, topaz, zircon.


Zodiac Stones - As in the planet stones, there is belief in the interrelation between certain constellations, the zodiac signs, gemstones and us. These are not to be confused with the gemstones of the month.


Aries (3/21-4/20):  Red jasper, carnelian.

Taurus (4/21-5/20): Carnelian, rose quartz.

Gemini (5/21-6/21): Citrine, tiger’s eye.

Cancer (6/22-7/22): Chrysoprase, aventurine.

Leo (7/23-8/23): Rock crystal, gold quartz.

Virgo (8/24-9/23): Citrine, yellow agate.

Libra (9/24-10-23): Orange citrine, smoky quartz.

Scorpio (20-24-11/22) Deep red carnelian.

Sagittarius (11/23-12/21): Sapphire, chalcedony.

Capricorn (12/22-1/20): Onyx, quartz cat’s eye.

Aquarius (1/21-2/19): Turquoise, hawk’s eye.

Pisces (2/20-3/20): Amethyst, quartz.


Elemental Gemstones
Amber - Calms nerves
Amethyst - Inner peace, spirituality, addictions
Aquamarine - Enhances strength & overcoming fear
Citrine - Detoxes the body, cleanses your aura
Diamond - Attracts love, harmony & abundance
Emerald - Promotes general healing, enhances dreams & memory of dreams
Garnet - Inspires imagination & balances energy
Gold - Purifies, heals & lends masculine energy
Jade - Calms the eyes, promotes longevity
Lapis Lazuli - Simulates the thyroid, increases general perception
Malachite - Known as the "lucky money stone," & eases asthma
Moonstone - Known as the "lucky love stone," & promotes emotional balance
Onyx - Promotes healing during the grief process
Peridot - Simulates emotional growth and new opportunities
Quartz - Can be programmed for a variety of purposes (through prayer and ritual)
Ruby - Stimulates circulation, can create anger in others by disrupting their field of energy
Sapphire - Highly spiritual, helps achieve goals
Silver - Great energy conductor, lends feminine energy
Tanzanite - Stimulates spiritual insights
Turquoise - Beneficial to the upper respiratory system

Gems of the Angels Pearl - Used for overcoming fears & phobias
Aquamarine - Stone of Angel Phylum Archangels for Hope
Quartz - Stone of Angel Phylum Cherubim for Insomnia and Seraphim for remembering dreams
Emerald - Stone of Angel Phylum Powers for peace
Opal – Stone of Angel Phylum Carrions for controlling fate
Silver - Element of Angel Phylum Virtues for Morality
Bloodstone - Stone of Angel Phylum Dominions for Strength
Gold - Element of Angel Phylum Thrones for Fertility (emotion)
Sapphire - Stone of Angel Phylum Principalities for Justice (intellect)

Some Combinations
Energy - Lapis, Ruby & Silver
Marriage/Relationship - Sapphire & Moonstone
Enlightenment from dreams - Emerald & Tanzanite
Overcoming Fears & Phobias - Pearl & Aquamarine
Social Success - Diamond & Peridot
Addictions - Citrine & Amethyst



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