by Tamera Crosby
Happy New Year to One and All! May your new year bring blessings in all forms to fulfill your goals and dreams!
GARNET--Garnet is sometimes called ‘the poor man’s Ruby’. It does come in several colors with varying additional properties but, overall, it is said to help release all types of fears; works with issues one may have with masculine or dominant people in ones life, either now or in the past; works in the root Chakra (when it is the red garnet) bringing in more grounding and energy. Red Garnets also attract and inspire romantic love, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, and self confidence. Garnet is also considered to be a ‘stone of health’, aiding with the extraction of negative energies from the chakras and transmuting that negativity into a positive force.
QUARTZ--Quartz is one of the basic elements combined into many other crystals and stones. It is said to enhance the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind. It is also said to help activate and enhance pineal and pituitary glands; aid with emotional balancing; stimulate brain functions; and amplify thought forms. Its full spectrum of energy helps activate all levels of consciousness. It will also help to dispel negative energy in ones energy field and in the surrounding environment. It receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. It is an excellent crystal for meditation; enhances interdimensional communication and communication with ones Higher Self an Spirit Guides. It is an all-purpose crystal and may be programmed for any positive intent.
TIGER’S EYE--Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Chalcedony (quartz) which is said to be beneficial for the spleen, pancreas, digestive organs and colon. It is also said to be an emotional balancer, enhances the connection with personal power and will. It is grounding, centering, helps soften stubbornness, enhances clear perception and insight. It has a masculine energy and also comes in several colors, from the traditional brown/gold (the yellow is sometimes called Cat’s Eye but there is a stone which is strictly a Cat’s Eye and tends to be more grayish) to blue (called Hawk’s Eye) and red (which I have dubbed Dragon’s Eye.) Tiger’s Eye has a chatoyancy which is because of the fibrous textures within the stone and makes it ‘wink’ when shifted in the light. The Tiger’s Eye is also considered a Prosperity stone, particularly when combined with Aventurine and Pyrite. Carry this combination in your incoming pocket to aid with increased luck and cash flow.
RUBY--Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing say that ruby is known as the "star of fire", and is useful in assisting the earth in receiving the full spectrum of light necessary for enlightenment. Ruby crystals can also aid in purifying and correcting trapper energy which leads to atrophy. It helps refine the will as a love based force It is an excellent stone for re-birthing and for releasing blockages along the spiritual path. Rubies promote dreaming and stimulate transmission of information from ones spiritual guides. Legend has it that the Ruby would help detect poison or danger by changing colors, usually darkening, which is why it was on of the favorite stones of royalty and was often seen set into goblets as well as predominant jewelry for the elite. Rubies are also one of the few stones which exhibit the capacity of being a Record Keeper by having a raised or indented triangular configuration on one of its sides or faces, (usually only found in the raw, unpolished state). The Record Keeper configuration may also look like a square or a rectangle, though it is not as common. Record keepers are crystals within which wisdom is stored. When one properly attunes to this crystal, ancient knowledge and secrets of the universe may be psychically retrieved. One needs an open mind and a pure heart to access the information via attunement of the consciousness with the inner energies of the crystal. When a person is properly attuned to a Record Keeper, the knowledge of the Universe is available. Record Keeper crystals, either as a Ruby or a Quartz, may have been programmed by the beings that created the energies which have culminated life on this planet and may have been left by the Atlantians and the Lemurians.
TURQUOISE--Turquoise is said to help tone and strengthen the entire body; tissue regeneration; circulation; lungs; respiratory system; aid in vitalizing the bloo0d asnd the nervous system. It also is said to aid with meditation; creative expression; peace of mind; emotional balance; communication by working with the throat Chakra; friendship; and loyalty. It is a special stone to those of Native American descent and enhances luck to those who are drawn to this stone. It is a softer stone and is often stabilized. It is also one of the stones which gets imitated by dying Howlite to the turquoise color.
LAPIS LAZULI--Lapis Lazuli is one of the stones prominently mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings. It is said to help strengthen the skeletal system; activate the thyroid gland; release tension and anxiety; energize the throat Chakra; augment strength, vitality & virility; facilitate opening of the Chakras (especially the Third Eye and throat); aids with mental clarity and insights. It is also an excellent stone to help open and enhance ones psychic abilities as well as communication with ones Higher Self and Spirit Guides. It will also aid with creative expression. This is also a stone which is recommended to help ward off ‘psychic vampires’ and helps one to avoid absorbing all of the ‘gunk and junk’ from others in a group or public setting.
TOPAZ--Topaz comes in many colors, both naturally and artificially enhanced either by heat or radiation. It is said to aid with tissue regeneration; strengthen the thyroid gland; enhance the metabolism and help balance the emotions. It is a crystal with cooling and soothing effects, aiding with bringing about peace and tranquility. It is said to enhance creativity; self-expression; psychic perceptions; and communication with ones Higher Self and Spirit Guides.
JASPER--Traditional protective stone, especially the red Jasper. There are a large number of types of Jasper...too many to go into in this article. Most Jaspers seem to work with the lower three Chakra points which are those of survival, energy, grounding and protection. Some will also work with the Heart but the Heart chakra is the bridge between the Earth/Physical Chakra points and the Spiritual Chakra points so that is to be expected.
HYACINTH (JACINTH OR ZIRCON)-- Zircon is considered to be a ‘stone of virtue’, helping bring ones virtuous nature back into balance with the universe. It works with the energies of the first, third and fourth chakras, raising them to a higher level of intensity. It aids with the recognition that we are all part of ‘All That Is' and aids with our evolutionary growth spiral in this human realm. It is also said to symbolize innocence, purity, and constancy.