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Gemstone Focus: A Guide to Gemstone Properties

Updated: Feb 27


Fluorite points from the Ninth House shop (Tucson, AZ). Photograph by Weston Holland.

This Guide to Gemstone properties is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time. If you have wisdom you'd like to share about your favorite gemstone, feel free to contact me.

Amethyst

Healing Properties: Protective * Eases Tensions * Inner Peace * Healing * Positive Transformation * Meditation * Balance * Reduces Headaches * Dream Recall * Relaxation * Spiritual Awareness

  • Chakra : Third Eye, Crown

  • Birthstone : February

  • Zodiac : Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

  • Element : Air, Water

  • Planet : Jupiter

  • Anniversary: 6th

A protective stone, Amethyst brings feelings of inner peace, allowing us to heal the body, mind & spirit. It is used to help relieve insomnia, as well as to aid in remembering & understanding our dreams. It can help you connect with your higher self & even encourage lucid dreaming.


Aquamarine

Cleansing * Peace & Tranquility * Inner Power * Courage & Strength * Prophecy * Meditation * Inspiration *

  • Chakra : Throat, Heart

  • Birthstone : March

  • Zodiac : Aries, Gemini, Pisces

  • Element : Water

  • Planet : Moon

  • Anniversary: 19th

Aquamarine is the stone of courage and strength. It helps us to connect to our inner power and speak the truth. It's water energy works to sooth the mind, reducing stress, clearing confusion, and helpful in meditation. A highly protective stone for pregnancies, Aquamarine helps to guard the mother and child; discourages miscarriages. It can also be carried by those traveling by water for luck and safety.


Citrine

Healing Properties: Energizes all levels of Life * Encourages Creativity & Self Expression * Confidence * Happiness * Emotional Balance * Properity *

  • Chakra : Sacral, Solar Plexus, Crown

  • Birthstone : November

  • Zodiac : Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra

  • Element : Air

  • Planet : Jupiter

  • Anniversary: 13th

Citrine brings joy, boosts self-esteem & balances emotions. A recharging & protective stone, it can help to release negativity in oneself, driving out depression & fears. Energizes all levels of life & attracts prosperity & happiness.


Black Onyx

Healing Properties : Strength * Promotes Wise decision making * Self-Confidence * Emotional support in times of stress * Prevents energy drain * Transforms negative energies * Balance * Self-Control


  • Chakra : Base Chakra

  • Birthstone : Leo

  • Zodiac : Gemini, Leo

  • Element : Earth

  • Planet : Saturn



Garnet


Healing Properties: Passion * Sensuality * Love & Intimacy * Self-confidence * Cleanses & Revitalizes * Positive Thinking * Success * Inspires * Opens the Heart * Brings Hope * Courage


  • Chakra : Base & Heart Chakra

  • Birthstone : January

  • Zodiac : Aries, Leo, Virgo

  • Element : Fire

  • Planet : Mars



Kyanite

Healing Properties: Loyalty * Balancing * Use in Meditation * Expels Anger & Frustrations * Calming * Reduces Stress * Eases Confusion *

  • Chakra : All; Blue/Throat, Black/Base, Green/Heart

  • Birthstone :

  • Zodiac : Aries, Taurus, Libra

  • Element : Air

  • Planet :

Kyanite is an excellent stone to use for balance & tranquility in your bedtime ritual, bringing a calming effect on ones being. Encourages dream recall & can help you find healing within your dream state. Does not hold onto negative energies & drives away feelings of anger, frustration, and stress.


Blue Kyanite is best used for self expression. It cuts through ones fears and allows us to speak the truth. Stimulating the throat chakra it helps in communication. Wear near your throat to help find your voice.

Black Kyanite helps our body feel grounded and secure.

Green Kyanite stimulates the heart.



Labradorite

Healing Properties: Transformative * Strengthens Willpower * Caming & Relaxing * Promotes Psychic Abilities * Stimulates Imagination * New Ideas * Calms the Mind * Reduces Stress & Anxieties * Promotes Truth * Banishes Fear *

  • Chakra : Throat, Third Eye, Crown

  • Birthstone :

  • Zodiac : Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

  • Element : Water

  • Planet : Uranus

Use Labradorite to relieve stress & anxiety. It calms the overactive mind helping us balance our brain activity while we rest. A spiritually grounding stone, it can help you recall your dreams and uncover the messages in our dreams of things that could be holding us back


Lapis Lazuli

Healing Properties : Stress relief * Brings inner peace * Bonds relationships * Friendship * Promotes Honesty * Compassion * Aids in Confrontation * Boosts Confidence * Self-Expression * Harmony * Awareness * Deep inner Self-knowledge * Manifestation * Intuition * Positive Magick *


  • Chakra : Throat Chakra & Third Eye

  • Birthstone : September

  • Zodiac : Sagittarius, Virgo, Libra, Taurus

  • Element : Water

  • Planet :



Moonstone

Healing Properties: A stone for new beginnings * Inner Growth & Strength * Nurturing & Soothing * Calmness * Inspiration * To aid in Childbirth * Love *

  • Chakra : Third Eye, Sacral, & Crown Chakras

  • Birthstone : June

  • Sign : Cancer, Libra, Scorpio

  • Element : Water

  • Planet : Moon

Use nurturing Moonstone to relax you into a peaceful sleep, guarding against insomnia & nightmares. Moonstone taps into the energy of the Moon and can act as a psychic protector.


Peridot

Healing Properties: Comfort * Relaxation * Intuition * Removes Resentment * Opens the heart * Renewal * Rebirth * Motivates Growth & Change *

  • Chakra : Solar Plexus, Heart

  • Birthstone : August

  • Zodiac : Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

  • Element : Earth

  • Planet : Mercury

  • Anniversary: 16th

A powerful cleanser, Peridot helps to reduce stress, frustrations & guilt. It sharpens the mind bringing awareness, allowing us to find healing & growth. It can open your heart to new relationships & spark joy.





Pyrite


Healing Properties : Abundance * Positive Energies * Brings Luck * Shields from Negativity * Strengthens Confidence * Enhances the Memory * Aids Willpower * Protective * Wealth & prosperity


  • Chakra : 3rd/Solar Plexus

  • Birthstone : July/Aug

  • Sign : Leo

  • Element : Earth/Fire

  • Planet : Mars/Sun





Rose Quartz

Healing Properties: Universal Love Stone * Brings feelings of Peace * Self Love * Self Worth * Restores Trust * Opens the Heart * Calming * Reassuring * Compassion

  • Chakra : Heart

  • Zodiac : Taurus, Libra

  • Element : Earth, Water

  • Planet : Venus

A soothing stone used for relaxation, comfort & healing. Rose Quartz is a universal love stone, bringing self-love, self-worth & unconditional love. It's calming affect can help you sleep deeply & bring inner feelings of peace.








Tanzanite

Healing Properties: Stone of Transformation * Harmony * Moderation * Brings a Sense of Direction * Helps to Manifest our inner Power * Healing

  • Chakra : Throat, Third Eye, Crown

  • Birthstone : December

  • Zodiac : Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius

  • Anniversary: 24th

A stone of transformation & moderation, Tanzanite invites you to slow down, finding composure & inspiration. As it enhances our healing & facilitates communication, Tanzanite can help you move forward with optimism & harmony.







Tourmaline/Tourmalinated Quartz


Healing Properties : Grounding * Combined power of Quartz & Tourmaline * Symbol of Unity * Problem-solver stone * Absorbs negative energy & cleanses * Balance *

  • Zodiac : Libra, Capricorn, Scorpio

  • Birthstone : Libra birthstone

  • Planet :Pluto

  • Element : Earth

  • Chakra : Third Eye

For more on Tourmaline/Tourmalinated Quartz, click here.

Turquoise


Healing Properties : Wisdom * Balance * Calming Stone * Aids Tranquility * Good Health * Banishes Negative Thoughts * Promotes Positive Thinking * Friendship *


  • Chakra : Throat, Heart, 5th Chakra

  • Birthstone : December

  • Zodiac : Sagittarius, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces

  • Element : Earth

  • Planet : Venus, Neptune

  • Anniversary: 11th year


For more on Turquoise, click here.


Quartz Crystal


Healing Properties : Master Healer * Concentration * Dispels Negativity * Amplification * Cleansing * Enhancement of Psychic Abilities *

  • Zodiac : All signs

  • Birthstone : All months

  • Planet : Sun & Moon

  • Element : All Elements

  • Chakra : Crown Chakra; enhances all

  • Anniversary : 3rd Year



For more on Quartz Crystal, click here.



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