The Metaphyscial Properties of StonesCoven of the Goddess
I personally believe stones are a gift from the earth and have power and wisdom inside of them that reflect Goddess. They vibrate with the pulse of life that reflects Goddess – but the subtle little electric pulse really doesn’t begin to explain why a piece of Labradorite is protective or why black Hematite can absorb negative energies. It is only when one accepts that we are all connected and that by becoming one with the reflection of Goddess that is the stone’s beauty can we realize the power and flow of the energy that is the stone.
Stones have been valued, traded, used as tools and weapons for as long as man has been able to pick up and physically hold a stone. They have been analyzed and explain scientifically, metaphysically and spirituality in as many ways as one can research. They are as old as time and as young as eternity. They are as much of a part of our planet as the creatures of old and those yet to breathe. In acknowledging this we understand the healing wisdom that is ours when we embrace a stone.
Today we discuss the gifts of Goddess in the beauty and reflection of stones. I offer not exactness for that is impossible and changes with every individual perspective of what one see within a stone. Instead I offer you the opportunity to personally attune to the stones as Goddess leads you, leaving the books behind.
The color of stones do not decide the chemical makeup of the stone as much as the chemical make up of the stone dictates its category and name. A perfect example is green garnet. Having began with this stone we will talk of its possible healing properties. Its green color certainly relates to the heart chakra’s color, it can also be thought to reflect the color of money, prosperity and growth. Being the color of our Mother Earth we can also see it as a grounding stone.
So do we consider its vibration as projective or receptive?
Certainly for the heart to know love it must be willing to receive love. For prosperity one surely receives but expands with growth. Grounding is also a reflection of balance – we connect with mother Earth through Her stones – releasing yet receiving sanctuary.
Might we say then the stone is in balance with Mother Earth, spiraling out yet drawing in? Lets discuss the same stone but in red. Its color reflects our root chakra, our blood and the Element Fire/South. Certainly we consider our life is blood to run filled with passion, once again projective in connection of someone/thing. Our sanctuary is filled with this connection, once again receiving. In reflecting the color of our blood we are also reminded of the blood of Goddess that is life, grounding and connecting. Once again balancing.
Life is a harvest of colors that is Goddess and Her stones are no less of a reflection of this harvest. As humans we too are part of the great harvest, our pallet painted from our many lives, the rainbow that is our aura and the chakras that fill with these colors. It is in embracing our connectedness we embrace the gifts of Her stones. We use them as tools to aid and remind us of our power to live in balance of Her reflection.
Within these 4 methods/concepts I find a base for anything I could conceivably wish to do or achieve with a stone.
- Attuning with Stones
- Programming a Stone
- Projecting Energy via a Stone
- Receiving Energy via a Stone
Attuning with Stones
Tuning into a stone. This I always liken this to tuning into a radio broadcast. The stone is vibrating at a certain level. My energy is vibrating at a different level. The idea is to get my being and the stone vibrating at the same frequency, alternatively to get the stone and my being vibrating at complementary frequencies.
How to Attune To A Stone
Hold the stone in your left hand – grasp it tightly. If you allow your mind to become quiet and expectation to fade you will become aware of a tiny pulse or vibration in your palm. Wait till you are sure it’s not your heart.
You will soon become aware of the particular vibration of the stone you are holding. Draw this vibration into your chest cavity or heart chakra; wait till you feel your left arm tingling with that vibration. Then slowly begin pushing that vibration through your body and outwards, Allow it to flow freely. Soon you will become aware that it’s coming out of you not from the stone. In this manner you have mimicked the exact vibration of the stone you are holding.
Attuning to a stone is one of the most potent forms of cleansing and connecting of which I am aware. At this moment you are vibrating at the same frequency as a sacred piece of earth. Now close your right palm over the stone in the left and pass energy back through your right arm to the stone. It is when the 2 vibrations are working in harmony that the spiral is complete and the stone is attuned to you/your vibration/ intent that you have brought into balance with the vibration/healing energy of the stone. Stones have memory and once attuned it becomes a working tool you can count on.
Programming or Charging a Stone
I like to think of this as creating an ever-burning beacon of ones intent. As I often state, energy is magnetic so even the smallest charge will attract like energies. When I am at a state of union between my energies and those of the stone in question I am able to charge the stone with my intent The principle is that of a simple spell but can be taken as far or as big as the Witch desires.
A basic example would be passing my intent to send healing to a friend through the stone. The vibration will change slowly in your palm; you will feel your desire to bring healing resonating from the stone and the energy of the stone upping the power of your intent. To continue your spell it can be given for a person to hold on their person or charged to flow through the universe towards the person intended to receive. The simply beauty of this method is, even when you have physically disconnected to the stone it will continue to do the work you charged it for.
I have purposefully kept this aspect of working with a stone vague, as I don’t believe there is one better or worse way to do it. I think we all have our own way of manifesting our intent and sending out our will.
Projecting with a Stone
This is the act of directing or sending energy from or through a stone. First attune to the stone you wish to work with. Draw the stones vibration into your chest cavity. Wait till you feel you have established a link with the stone then slowly begin to pour your energy and intent back through the stone. I prefer to direct my energy from different points depending on my goal – heart for healing, third eye for manifestation or solar plexus for projecting personal energy. Simply put you can use the stone as a focus point for transferring personal energy. After that it is very much about visualization and intent.
Receiving Energy using a Stone
Receiving energy with a stone is as easy as projecting. First attune and forge a connection with your stone of choice. Once you can feel the energy flowing between your being and the stone feel the flow take on a circular sensation. Then visualize a third energy to bring into the equation. An example would be to work with blue turquoise and focus on the energies of water. Focus on the energy and feel the vibrations flowing through the stone and into your being. The reason there must be a circular flow is that you do not want to overload yourself or on rare occasions the stone. As you practice you can employ this technique to charge a stone with a specific energy or to cleanse or recharge yourself with specific energies. It is also an easy way to work with energies that are not readily available.
AGATE – A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body/mind. Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability to discern truth and accept circumstances. Grounding but energetic. Powerful healer. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
ALEXANDRITE – A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external regeneration. Has positive influence on nervous system, spleen, pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual transformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Chakra: crown.
AMAZONITE – A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system. Strengthens heart and physical body. Aids alignment of mental and etheric body. Brings joy and upliftment. Creative expression. Facilitates clearer vision of one’s own harmful tendencies, making them easier to release. Chakra: throat.
AMBER – Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts positive influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing, soothing, harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified golden light. Stabilizes kundalini awakening. Activates altruistic nature. Spiritualizes the intellect. Chakras: navel, solar
AMETHYST – A variety of quartz. Strengthens endocrine and immune systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands. Powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Helps mental disorders. Purification and regeneration on all levels of consciousness. Transmutes one’s lower nature into the more highly refined aspects of their higher potentials. Physical representative of the Violet Ray of alchemy and transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming strong protective qualities. Healing, divine love, inspiration, intuition. Chakras: third eye, crown.
AQUAMARINE – A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention. Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies the body. Enhances clarity of mind, aids creative self-expression. Physical, emotional, mental balancer. Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace, calmness, and love spells. Chakras: throat, solar plexus.
AVENTURINE – A variety of quartz. Purifies mental, emotional and etheric bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear. Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility, positive attitudes towards life. Brings one into alignment with their center. Independence, health, well-being. Chakra: heart.
AZURITE – Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (because of copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood. Facilitates clear meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Initiates transformation. Cleanses mental body. Inspiration, creativity, intuition. Chakras: third eye, throat.
BLOODSTONE – A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces emotional /mental stress. Powerful physical healer. Stimulates movement of kundalini. Links root chakra with heart. Inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A highly evolved mineral. Chakras: root, heart.
CALCITE – Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotionally balancing. Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for astral projection. Joy, lightness. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
CARNELIAN – A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral healer. Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies. Aligns physical and etheric bodies. Enhances attunement with inner self. Facilitates concentration. Opens the heart. Warming social, joyous. Chakras: navel, solar plexus, heart.
CELESTITE – Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing, peace of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative expression. Helps one adjust to higher states of awareness. Truth reliability, clear speech. Chakra: throat.
CHRYSOCOLLA – Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, arthritic conditions. Strengthens lung and thyroid -.land. Enhances metabolism. Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt, tension. Helps clear subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine qualities. Amplifies throat chakra- creative expression, power, communication. Joy, emotional balance. Chakras: heart, throat.
CHRYSOPRASE – A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns. Eases depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming, balancing, healing for physical, emotional, mental bodies. Helps one see into personal problems. Brings out inner talents. Lightheartedness, joy. Chakra: heart.
CITRINE – A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder, digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies physical/emotional mental bodies. Enhances body’s healing.- energy. Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raises self esteem. Powerful alignment with Higher Self. Light-heartedness, cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance. Chakras: navel, crown. Use in your Spells for Beauty and Well-Being.
COPPER – Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to body/mind. Aids metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion and sexual imbalance. Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises self-esteem. Strong conductor of energy.
DIAMOND – Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones. Breaks up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality. Master healer. Dispels negativity. Purifies physical/etheric bodies. Reflects will and power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in body/mind/spirit. Alignment with higher self. Abundance, innocence purity, faithfulness. Chakras: all.
DIOPTASE – Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood pressure. Vitalizes, balances, tones body/mind. Emotional stability. Peace of mind. Excellent for use with healing and affirmations. Abundance, prosperity, progress, health, well being. Chakra: heart.
EMERALD – A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, nervous system, immune system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignments of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams,, meditation, deeper spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us. Prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance, healing, patience. Strong emotional balancer. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.
FLUORITE – Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital nutrients. Beneficial for the blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter-dimensional communication. Powerful healer. Works with chakras according to color of stone.
GARNET – Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with root chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of kundalini. Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Love, compassion. Enhances imagination. Chakra: root, heart.
GOLD – Purifies and energizes physical body. Improves circulation, strengthens nervous system. Balances and develops heart chakra. Balances hemispheres of brain. Aids tissue regeneration. Attracts positive energy into aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids personal illumination. Solar energy, male aspect. Chakras: navel, heart, and crown.
HEMATITE – Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen. Increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout body. Strengthens physical/etheric bodies. Energizing, vitalizing. Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Slightly grounding.-. Powerful stone for those attracted to it.
HERKIMER DIAMOND – A type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies. Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body/mind. Similar qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier. Enhances inner vision. Increases awareness of dreams. Stores thought forms and information. Chakras: all.
JADE – Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional love. Clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing. Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will correspond to color of stone.
JASPERS (All colors) – A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver, gallbladder, bladder. Powerful healer: main impact on physical body. Represents earth element. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
KUNZITE (Pink spodumene) – High lithium content makes Kunzite beneficial to individuals with addictive behavior. Strengthens cardiovascular system. Aids manic depression. Excellent balancer for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Powerful stone for opening/healing heart. Helps one surrender to higher self. Enhances self-esteem. Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing, calming. Chakra: heart.
KYANITE – Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression, communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection to causal plane. Facilitates astral/inter-dimensional travel. Chakras: throat, third eye.
LAPIS LAZULI – Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland. Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative- expression. Chakra: throat, third eye.
LEPIDOLITE – Aids muscles, strengthens heart, beneficially influences blood. High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance and stability. Aids sleep. Enhances expression of one’s inner light and joy. Chakra: heart.
MALACHITE – Aids function of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory system, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for body and mind. Reveals subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all levels. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.
METEORITE – Helps reveal past lives from other planets and galaxies. Enhances connection with extraterrestrial energies. Expands awareness. Similar to obsidian, but denser. Chakra: root.
MOLDAVITE – A deep green silica based tek-tite (meteorite) that fell to Earth 15 million years ago. Aids alignment with higher self. Balancing and healing for physical body/mind. Aids in channeling extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional. sources. Chakras: heart, third eye.
MOONSTONE – Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas, pituitary gland. Unblocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and stress. Aids in berthing process, helps females problems. Emotional balancer; helps lessen tendency to over-react emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes. Aligns emotions with higher self. Chakra: root.
OBSIDIAN – Beneficially influence stomach and intestines. Connects mind and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Ground spiritual energy into physical plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subconscious blocks. Brings an understanding of silence and “the void.” Detachment, but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those attuned to it Chakra: root.
ONYX – A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher inspiration. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
OPAL – Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional balancer. Enhances intuition. The full spectrum of colors resonates with all chakras. Helps connection with highest aspects of being. Chakras: heart and others, depending on colors.
PERIDOT (Olivine) – Balances glandular system. Aids tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals. Purifies body. Enhances [email protected] Overall balancer and tonic for body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind. Accelerates personal growth, opens new doors of opportunity. Chakras: navel, solar plexus, heart.
PYRITE – Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and oxygenates blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive outlook on life. Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one’s ability to work with others harmoniously. Practicality. Chakras: root, solar plexus, heart.
QUARTZ CRYSTAL (clear) – Enhances the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one’s energy field and in environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies energy. Excellent for meditation. Enhances inter-dimensional communication with higher self and spirit guides. Chakras: all
RHODOCHROSITE – Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas. Aligns subtle bodies. Red/pink color helps to blend courage/will/passion aspects of lower chakras with loving expression of heart. Divine love, acceptance of self and life. Powerful healer for those attuned
to this stone. Chakras: root, heart.
RHODONITE – Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes, pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves memory. Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind. Aligns root and heart chakras for bringing love into action and manifestation (red and black variety). Self-esteem, confidence. Enhances energy levels in body/mind. Pink variety (without black) helps impart understanding of strength within vulnerability Great stone for light workers serving in cities. Chakras: root, heart.
ROSE QUARTZ – Aids kidney and circulatory system. Increases fertility. Eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear, jealousy. Reduces stress and tension, cools hot temper. Enhances self confidence and creativity. Aids development of forgiveness, compassion, love.
RUBY – Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances circulation. Vitalizes blood and entire body/mind system. Strengthens immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions on physical/spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Courage, integrity, selflessness, vice, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership. Helps banish sense of limitation. Chakra: root, heart.
RUTILATED QUARTZ – Regeneration of tissue throughout body. Enhances life-force. Strengthens immunity. Stimulates brain functions.F-Eases depression, facilitates inspiration, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz. Pierces through layers of physical/emotional/mental density. Transmute negativity. Enhances communication with higher self and spirit guides. Very powerful heater. Chakras: all.
SAPPHIRE – Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary .-land, thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic abilities, clarity and inspiration. Creative expression, loyalty, love. Aids connection with higher self/spirit guides. Strengthens will. Expands cosmic awareness. Dispels confusion. Excellent for meditation. Chakras: throat, third eye.
SELENITE (Gypsum) – Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has positive effect on brain, aiding power of concentration and clarity. Enhances will power. Grounded white light. Chakra: crown.
SILVER – Enhances mental functions. Aids circulation. Strengthens blood, physically and etherically. Strengthens pineal and pituitary glands. Relieves stress. Relates to the moon, subconscious, female aspect. Emotional balance. Speech improvement. Excellent energy conductor.
SMOKY QUARTZ – Strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas. Increases fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly sedative and relaxing. Initiates movement of kundalini. Dissipates subconscious blocks and negativity on all levels. Grounding.-, centering.-. Excellent for meditation. Enhances dream awareness and channeling abilities. Chakras: root, naval, solar plexus.
SUGILITE (Royal azel) – Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands. – Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart. Aids physical healing and purification of bodily systems. Emotional balancer, reduces stress. Brings higher spiritual awareness into physical reality. Enhances sensitivity. Strong protective qualities. Excellent for meditation. Enhancing channeling abilities. Chakra: third eye, crown.
TIGER’S EYE – Variety of chalcedony (quartz). Beneficial for spleen, pancreas, digestive organs, colon. Emotional balancer. Enhances connection with personal power and will. Grounding-., centering. Helps soften stubbornness. Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy. Chakras: navel, solar plexus.
TOPAZ – Gold topaz – Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver, gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, nervous systems. Detoxifies body. Warming, awakening, inspiring. Abundance. Chakras: navel, crown. Blue topaz- tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid .-land, enhances metabolism. Emotional balance. Cooling, soothing, peace, tranquility. Creativity, self-expression. Enhances psychic perception, communication with higher self/spirit guides. Chakras: heart, throat, third eye.
TOURMALINATED QUARTZ – Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals inside. Balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing extremes. Grounding-, very protective, dissipates negativity. Combines forces of clear quartz and black tourmaline. Chakras: root, crown.
TOURMALINE (all colors) – Aids balance of endocrine system. Aids sleep. Strengthens, vitalizes mind/body. Activates and enhances crystalline properties of body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions. Strong protective influence. Concentration, inspiration. Enhances sensitivity and understanding-. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors will activate and align corresponding chakras. Black tourmaline (schorl) – root. Use this stone in your protection spells.
Watermelon tourmaline (red/green) – root, heart. Green tourmaline-heart. Blue tourmaline (indicolite) – throat, third eye. Red/pink tourmaline (rubellite) – root, heart.
TURQUOISE – Tones, strengthens entire body. Tissue regeneration. Aids circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Aligns chakras. Enhances meditation. Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, loyalty. Chakra: throat. Excellent for friendship spells.
VARISCITE – Soothing, calming, balancing for body/mind. Aids blood, heart. Emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives. Self confidence. Abundance. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.
ZIRCON – (hyacinth) – Strengthens the mind. Aids bowels problems. Balances pituitary and pineal gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance, self-esteem. Aids sleep. Similar properties as diamond and quartz crystal. All around healer. Chakra: all.
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