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Crystal Reference Guide

A quick reference guide on the properties of different crystals.
Note: This is updated as I add crystals to the website so check back for new additions!

Black Obsidian

Type: Volcanic glass/magma, no crystalline structures.
Colours: Black, shiny glass like finish when polished.
Location: Found worldwide.

Properties: Highly charged with protection – blocks psychic attack, absorbs negative energies and keeps your aura safe. Extracts stress and mental tension, whilst inviting positive thoughts, clarity of the mind and removes confusion. Helps one identify their true self. Useful for manifesting, connecting to law of attraction powers. Deep connection to nature, creating a grounding to earth force.  Opens root chakra to break through emotional blockages and ancient traumas.  Stimulates compassion and strength. Great stone for workplaces, empaths and healers, as it stops one from taking on others issues or emotional baggage.

Chakra: Root/Base & Earth Star.
Zodiac: Scorpio.

 

Black Obsidian

Black Tourmaline

Type: Boron Silicate, semi-precious.
Colours: Black.
Location: Found predominantly in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya, and other countries in African and Asia.

Properties: The ultimate protection stone with the ability to repel and protect one from Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) energy, ill-wishing, toxic energy, spells, and psychic attacks. It traps the energy within its structure, converting it into a lighter vibration and replaces it with a protective shield. Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, encourages self-confidence and reduces fear.  It invites inspiration, compassion, tolerance and aids one to act / think more positively to create a healthier lifestyle and manifest abundance. Brings balance to the right-left sides of the brain and male / female energy. It is very beneficial to plants, if buried in soil it encourages growth and improves the health of crops.

Chakra: Root and Earth Star, protects all chakras.
Zodiac: Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, and Capricorn.

 

 

Blue Onyx

Type: A natural form of silicon dioxide and is a form of Chalcedony, made up of parallel bands or striping.
Colours: Blue.
Location: Found predominantly in India, Brazil, Uruguay, and United States.

Properties: Onyx gives strength and it promotes vigour, steadfastness and stamina.  Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.  Banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.  It encourages happiness and good fortune. It will enhance your intuition, as well as strengthen your resolve in changing your bad habits.

Chakra: Throat.
Zodiac:  Gemini and Leo.

 

 

Celestite (Celestine)

Type: Strontium ore/sulphate.
Colours: Pale to mid blue, also white, occasionally green and looks like crystals of ice.
Location: Found in Madagascar, Britain, Poland, Mexico, Egypt, Libya, and Peru.

Properties: Celestite comes from the Latin word caelestis, meaning “celestial” or “divine.”. Folklore says a choir of angles gave it the nickname “the Stone of Heaven”. The heavenly blue of this crystal is said to help access the angelic realm and connect with one’s spirit guides, promoting spiritual development and growth – exceptionally useful for those beginning to explore their spiritually. Its gentle and uplifting energy brings harmony, balance, and peace to life. A good crystal for conflict resolution and revealing the truth. When kept next to the bed, it will cleanse the environment, sooth the mind before sleep and let it wander calmly and freely whilst asleep. When worn or carried in a pocket, it will fill the aura with protective energy, particularly effective against bullies.

Chakra: Throat.
Zodiac: Libra.

 

Celestite

Golden Healer Quartz

Type: Silicon dioxide with golden or yellow iron minerals on the surface or as inclusions.
Colours: Translucent with hues of yellow and gold.
Location: Primarily in Arkansas, USA but has been found worldwide.

Properties: Known as a potent healing crystal, the Golden Healer connects with the golden light of the Universal Life Force draws it to flow through the body via the crown chakra. This light clears imbalances and blockages, preparing the body for a multi-level healing. Powerful, but soothing and gentle it raises the energetic vibration to exceptional levels and facilitates profound spiritual activation, it echoes with one’s soul and path journey to enlightenment. Useful for spiritual communications between dimensions and worlds. Has the ability to neutralise anger, dissipate negative emotions, and stimulate compassion and empathy. The perfect crystal to make great changes in one’s life with minimal effort. A good companion crystal to achieve financial goals, attracting abundance, prosperity, and luck.

Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, and Higher. Ability to align all chakras.
Zodiac: Connected to all astrological signs.

 

Spirit Quartz

Type: Silicon dioxide, the rare color purple due to its ferrous iron froths
Colours: Ranges from grey-brown, purple, lilac, yellowish brown, to white.
Location: Relatively new discovery from Magaliesberg Mountain, South Africa.

Properties:  Also know as Porcupine Amethyst, Pineapple Amethyst, Barnacle Amethyst, and Cactus Amethyst. Spirit Quartz offers spiritual evolution, purification, and protection. Like its name says, it connects to the spirit world, bringing one spiritual evolution and to help ones spirit attain both enlightenment and growth. Full of energies around balance and harmony, this crystal will channel light sources and frequencies for deeper insight, concentration, a profound state of clarity and awareness. This crystal will also discharge you from fearful and negative thought process and freedom. It brings needed comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one. And it will infuse you with an energy of universal love, whilst balancing feminine and masculine energies, to bring a feeling of grounding and being centered.

Chakra: Predominantly Crown, but purifies all chakras.
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Tiger Eye

Type: Quartz with crocidolite, which creates the chatoyancy or flash.
Colours: Shades of gold-brown, blue, red.
Location: Primarily Africa and Australia

Properties: Tiger Eye has been known throughout time to be worn as a talisman, amulet, or charm to bring the wearer protection and embeds good luck and prosperity into ones energy field. Drawing on the Earth and Sun energy, Tiger Eye works well when wanting to balance to the lower chakras, bringing the yin/yang energies to ones emotions. A useful crystal to focus the mind and get clarity to solve issues without emotional fog. Neutralises mood swings, instils one with willpower, purpose, courage, and self-confidence. Helps one to identify their needs, talents, and abilities, with the ability to defuse low self-worth, critical thoughts of self, whilst opening channels of creativity.

Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral and Base.
Zodiac: Capricorn and Leo.

 

 

 

 

This information is based on the experience and research of Sage and Selenite.

 

 

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Pink Amethyst

A recent discovery in the crystal world, Pink Amethyst is found in a mine based in Patagonia, Argentina. Because of the exclusivity of only one location where it is found, it is considered a rare crystal.

Through scientific study of the structure and make up of this pink beauty, it was determined that out of all other major minerals, the Amethyst was its closest family. The inclusion of hematite to its crystalline structure produces the much sort after pretty pink colouring.

Often the meaning and properties of a crystal develops over time and events, with Pink Amethyst only having a rather short history, these factors are somewhat subjective and still developing … we will be watching eagerly to see what evolves!

However, it does have established key properties in its portfolio that make it a stunning yet purposeful piece to have in your collection. Often referred to as the softer, feminine version of its purple cousin the power of this crystal is not to be underestimated and here is why …

Being from the quartz family the Pink Amethyst possess the cleansing qualities. Being able to absorb questionable, neutral, and negative energies, cleanse them and release them back out into the surrounding atmosphere reborn and refreshed.

The Pink Amethysts underlying property of its abilities is to activate an open heart chakra and fill it with love. Making it perfect to help with freely offering and accepting love, patience, and loving thoughts into life.

The gentle love energy from Pink Amethyst has a strong connection with spirit, but in a healing way, as opposed to a psychic way of Purple Amethyst.

Pink Amethyst works with the Third Eye Chakra, giving a fresh outlook and to view life from a higher perspective, from of our soul and to live from a place of love- with the benefit of the hematite inclusions to keep us earth grounded.

An instrumental crystal for anyone who has been hurt, through grief or trauma, enabling them to open their heart again.

A natural emotional balancer, this crystal connects us with our emotions and provides us with understanding, calmness, trust, and grace. This also aids to neutralise troubling thoughts, feelings, and anxiety. It can calm the energy of a situation and enable us to stay cool and collected.

Pink Amethyst also works with the Crown Chakra and can promote a feeling of knowing, through an increased sense of intuition and clarity.

If you wear or have Pink Amethyst placed near your bed or under your pillow, it is known to increase lucid dreams. You will awaken with a stronger memory of what you have dreamt about.

The feelings of balance, clarity, calm and removal of self-doubt, this crystal brings will help to increase personal frequency and growth. Bringing into focus your goals, aspirations, and purpose.

The Pink Amethyst is not a self-cleansing crystal, so you will need to give it love with regular cleansing and charging. The simplest way is to cleanse with sage and charge with full moon light, however it is open to your personal preference and is not water adverse.

This divine pink crystal of love will make a welcome and impactful addition to any collection and makes a beautiful gift for someone special.

 

“This stone is a reminder that perhaps the best is yet to come in life, and that we need not live under the false impression that we know everything already”
Healing Crystals Company