Amethyst – protection, cleansing, intuition

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. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.

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The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.

Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center. It eases the mental anxieties that lead to physical tension and headaches, and is a great crystal to calm those who tend to be hot-headed and easily angered.

Amethyst helps in identifying the root causes behind one’s negative behaviors, habits and emotional patterns that create imbalance and disease. It also helps one understand the reality of cause and effect in behavior, and assists in better decision making. Amethyst is a marvelous aid in overcoming addictions by counteracting the effects of drugs and alcohol on brain function, while imparting its own peaceful sustaining energy.

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Clear quartz bracelet set

Quartz is the most recognized type of crystal. In fact, many people envision quartz crystals when they think of crystals, even though there are many different types of crystals. Quartz can be icy clear or have inclusions, veils, bubbles, and various colors. Visual clarity normally isn’t important to a quartz’s energetic quality and ability to amplify subtle energies.

Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. This makes them particularly good for programming to use for a particular purpose. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one’s environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals.

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Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.

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Matte clear quartz mens bracelet

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. “From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind’ evolutionary development.”
Composed of silicon and oxygen (silicon dioxide), Quartz, from the European “quarz“, is a key component in a wide array of minerals designated as “silicates.” It occurs as prismatic hexagonal crystals in compact masses and druses, as well as in dense fibrous or grainy formations without visible crystals. It is also an important mineral element in common rock such as granite, quartzite and gneiss, and in sedimentary conglomerates like sandstone.

For all its variety, when most people speak of “crystals”, they are usually referring to Rock Crystal (Clear Quartz), the six-sided prisms of pure light and energy known as the Perfect Jewel. In its sparkling light is contained the entire color spectrum.

In the metaphysical world, Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Even the smallest is imbued with the properties of a master healer teacher. Ancients believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the Divine.

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Today’s healers agree, believing crystals are living beings, incredibly old and wise, and willing to communicate when an individual is open and ready to receive. Wearing, carrying or meditating with a Clear Quartz crystal opens the mind and heart to higher guidance, allowing the realm of Spirit to be transmitted and translated into the world of physical form.

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. This may accelerate the fulfillment of one’s prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. [Crystal Vaults]

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Freedom – amazonite, chalcedony and hematite mala necklace

Amazonite

Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance.

Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.

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Chalcedony

Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and goodwill and will enhance a groups stability. It can be used for telepathy and transmission. This stone absorbs negative energy and then dissipates it so that the energy doesn’t move to someone else.

Chalcedony brings the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It sends feelings of generosity and benevolence to you. Chalcedony removes unwanted feelings of hostility and removes sadness. This stone removes self doubt and builds self confidence. Using this stone to meditate will help you become a more open and enthusiastic person.

Chalcedony is a powerful healer and cleanser. This stone helps if you have a lack of maternal instinct, lessens the effect of dementia and senility. Chalcedony balances the mind, body, emotions and spirit into a whole. It heals the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system.

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Hematite

Hematite crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy, as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage. If you desire to stimulate your mind for higher learning, they are most helpful, especially in the field of mathematics and technical studies.

They will assist the development of logical thought processes, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible. They will heighten self confidence, will power and self-esteem. The energy of these stones have a strong physical grounding energy, that vibrates strongly at the base or root chakra, and they are known for their action to provide pain relief.

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Matte carnelian bracelet

Carnelian imparts a veritable zest for life, imparting a positive, revitalizing energy. It gives courage, promotes positive life- choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success. It increases sensuality and heightens one’s capacity for pleasure. Emotionally, Carnelian is a powerful protector against anger, envy or resentment, yours or other people’s. It banishes negativity, replacing it with love of life.

Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.

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A glassy, translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its color varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning “flesh.”

In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague.

Orange stones, especially the carnelians, are excellent aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels. Carnelians boost a listless attitude and can stimulate the appetite. Used as a professional support crystal, Carnelian aids architects, builders and construction workers in their creation of master buildings, stimulates power and stamina in athletes and military personnel, establishes form and organization in journalists, and stimulates motivation in salespersons.

Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition, drive and determination, and wards off undue pressures of co-workers or impersonal corporations with unrealistic expectations.

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Black lava stone bracelet

Lava stone was once solid rock that was heated so much that it was turned into liquid. For this reason alone it provides the strength, fire, & power contained within it. It is a stone of courage which allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their lives.

A stone of strength, it provides stability in times of change. A very grounding stone, black Lava will strengthen our connection to Mother Earth. Lava stone is a grounding stone believed to strengthen one’s connection to the Earth and to nature in general.

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Black lava stone bracelet – gold Buddha

Lava stone was once solid rock that was heated so much that it was turned into liquid. For this reason alone it provides the strength, fire, & power contained within it. It is a stone of courage which allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their lives.

A stone of strength, it provides stability in times of change. A very grounding stone, black Lava will strengthen our connection to Mother Earth. Lava stone is a grounding stone believed to strengthen one’s connection to the Earth and to nature in general.

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Autumn jasper bracelet

Jasper is known metaphysically as a stone of gentleness, comfort, and relaxation. When its protective energies are also considered, it’s no wonder jasper is sometimes called the “nurturing stone.”

Jasper has other facets to its energy properties, too, such as prosperity, gardening and agriculture. Historically these were related concepts when wealth was more often counted in agricultural and pastoral terms, but jasper does have prosperity vibrations in other areas as well.

Psychically, jasper is used to assist with astral travel. It brings a gentle but unassailable protection to the traveler and the silver cord.

It is also a powerful protection stone in general and can be used in protection magic, in talismans and other places you want a strong but gentle protection.

In some cultures, particularly Native American, jasper is traditionally used for rain making.

Jasper is used for bringing beauty, into life and specific situations. Beauty brought by jasper can be striking inner beauty as well as external beauty. This is gaining it the name “make up stone” for the way it can bring beauty to people outside as well as inside.

Jasper balances yin/yang energies. This is helpful in many areas of life and can bring healing, peace, and ease.

Autumn Jasper helps you to ground and center. It provides supports during times of stress and inspires tranquility and wholeness. It clears negative energy, both inner and environmental. It encourages a strong connection to the earth, reminding us that we are connected to the circle of life.

Black lava stone men’s bracelet

Lava stone was once solid rock that was heated so much that it was turned into liquid. For this reason alone it provides the strength, fire, & power contained within it. It is a stone of courage which allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their lives.

A stone of strength, it provides stability in times of change. A very grounding stone, black Lava will strengthen our connection to Mother Earth. Lava stone is a grounding stone believed to strengthen one’s connection to the Earth and to nature in general.

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