Gemstones & how to work with them

Gemstones are very powerful when used properly.  As long as the pieces you buy are legit, and you cleanse them before use, they can help to heal & aid us in recovery and in manifestation. Now I’m not saying that you need to go out and spend a ton of money on expensive stones.  A small piece of Black Tourmaline, for example, is best kept somewhere on your body.  Tourmaline is a very powerful and protective stone.  It aids in keeping negative intentions of others away from you and back to the source. All the way at the end of this post I describe the best way to use and care for your crystals.

*Disclaimer: Gemstone healing therapy should never be used in place of competent medical treatment. To do otherwise is at your own risk.

Here is just a small list of my personal favorites that I work with consistently.  You can also simply search the web for Gemstones A-Z to get a comprehensive list of all gemstones and their properties.

Amethyst– Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. It is also known to enhance intuition as well as help to communicate clearly.  Also, it has been said that it helps with insomnia.  So if you have trouble with falling and/or staying asleep, why not buy a piece of Amethyst and keep it under your pillow?

Adventurine This is a stone that is known to bring luck with finances.  There are several variations of this stone, but I only have experience with green adventurine.  It is also the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight.

Black Tourmaline This , in my opinion, is THE most protective of all the stones.  I don’t leave home without it. Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone. This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people, and I am amongst this group, believe this is the best protection stone that you can use.

Citrine- The stone of manifestation!  Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways.

Emerald- I’m slightly biased here as it is my birthstone :) BUT it is also a very lucky & beautiful stone.  Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty.

Fluorite- This Gemstone  is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. It also increases concentration &  helps in decision-making. Fluorite should be kept in every room of the home. Fluorite is known as the “Genius Stone”.  In Chinese medicine, fluorite is often used to help heal Ulcers & kidney issues.

Hematite- is a stone that is most commonly — and most strongly — used to ground or stabilize and for protection. In spiritual work, hematite is an excellent stone to help keep yourself  connected to the Earth plane, as some would say via the silver cord, so that your spiritual learnings and travels can be done safely and things learned can be brought back to daily life more easily.

Jasper- A great stone to help with indecisiveness. Helps with the ability to clearly communicate your decisions.

Labradorite- This gemstone is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.

Moldavite- One look at Moldavite and there’s no question it is a stone of greatness, etherically carved of spiritual fire and destined for purpose. Moldavite’s frequency may take some getting used to, ( it is HOT to the touch ) but its profound ability to accelerate one’s personal and spiritual evolution makes it highly sought after in the metaphysical world, both for its life-altering capabilities and as a catalyst for drawing in Light to aid in Earth’s healing

Moonstone- The moonstone symbolises our being in its entirety. With its soft shimmer, it strengthens our emotional and subconscious aspects. The associations connected with that make it a “lovers’ stone”, evoking tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It is also said that wearing a moonstone strengthens our intuition and grounds us.

Onyx (Black)-  Self control, decision making, intuition, protection. It is widely believed that black onyx can change your habits especially if they are erratic,  when used with faith. It is regarded as one powerful protection stone as it absorbs negative energy of people to release mental stress and promote emotional well-being.

Selenite-  I LOVE Selenite. It works to help you to bring light down from the higher realms into the physical body, to create personal transformation.  The white or transparent crystals have a strong vibration that may open the crown chakra and the soul star chakra. This will assist you to contact the Divine Mind and to access the Angelic realm.

Please click on the below link to read more about how to care for & charge your Crystals, and if you have any questions send me a shout at Lisa@tarotbylisa.com

http://www.gaiamtv.com/article/crystal-care-101-cleansing-charging-programming

Love & Light!