GARNET Base chakra
Provides a calm, grounding strength to the physical body. Drawing energy from deep within, it helps you feel centered with a reservoir of inner strength and confidence. Garnet inspires love and creativity. A stone of friendship which improves personal relationships, and strengthens passion and desire.
It is used to strengthen and regenerate the body, boosting the circulation and reproductive energies. Garnet relieves rheumatic joints and the acute pain of gallstones. Also aids depression.
WARNING wearing red stones is not recommended for people with high blood pressure or heart problems.
Found in South Africa and USA (pyrope garnets which are darker). The pink/purple chocolate garnets are found in Tanzania, India and Sri Lanka.
Cleansing to the whole body, but particularly the brain and nervous systems. Wearing gold helps to attract positive energy and abundance,
Medicinally it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, and some cancers and to repair damaged tissues in surgery.
Extensively mined in USA, Mexico, Canada and Australia
Very grounding and strengthening, helps to centre you very much in the body, especially when you feel overstretched. Is calming and soothing and is said to give courage and energy when facing difficult tasks. Hematite counteracts negative energy in the environment, so place near the computer.
Balances blood circulation.
Found in Brazil, Australia, Mexico and Canada.
HERKIMER DIAMOND 3rd eye chakra
Gorgeous herkimer diamond assists in opening the connection to the spirit and the energy of the soul. Aids meditation and brings light into your dark places by clearing mental and emotional blockages. An amplifier stone, Herkimer Diamond will increase the energy of other stones. It is known to stimulate lucid dreaming, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudient, astral travel and altered quantum consciousness states.
A beautiful double terminated stone which increases stamina and is supposed to aid the eyesight. Balances the chakras and aids clarity of the mind.
IOLITE Heart and crown chakras
Iolite is a direct link to the soul. It assists in understanding why you are here. It helps to channel healing energy. Connecting with your soul through Iolite brings a total state of unconditional love. Awareness of our true spiritual home can help us to behave more responsibly and caringly in the physical world. Iolite imparts a feeling of protection as you receive energy. It strengthens and aligns the Aura. Brings joy and laughter into the home.
Balances masculine and feminine energies and strengthens all aspects of the physical body. Improves brain function and the metabolism.
Found in Sri Lanka, India, Mozambique, Madagascar, Brazil & Myanmar.
HESSIONITE GARNET (Hessionite)
is a stone of passion and creativity. In addition to the metaphysical energies of Garnet in general, it is particularly geared toward creative and personal expression. Emotionally, Hessonite Garnet is used in crystal healing for issues of sexuality, emotional balance, and lack of interest in life. Physically it is used in crystal healing and folklore tradition for bladder, intestine, sexual organs, and spleen. Hessonite Garnet is related primarily to the sacral chakra.
This shimmery stone helps show us the way forward with clarity. Thoughts and energies become more balanced with this stone and solutions to uncertain situations or problems are shown to the keeper. Hypersthene is a wonderful meditation tool, taking you into deeps states of inner reflection, whilst keeping your spirit protected, calm and grounded. Your journey my take you to other realms of consciousness, beyond the limitations of the body and mind. The soothing calmness of Hypersthene is helpful in times of stress, allowing you to remain alert. This stone is also said to be useful for expressing yourself with clarity.
A stone of friendship which strengthens the heart, brings clarity of thought, modesty and wisdom. Helps balance the emotional states, particularly in the highly sensitive. Calms the senses and soothes anxiety. Nurtures and cares for the spirit and brings the energy of unconditional love and peace into the heart. Jade is said to be the stone to attract and manifest love, good luck and prosperity. Is said to promote a long and prosperous life.
Aids the immune system, nervous system and the kidneys.
Found mostly in Myanmar and Guatemala. Nephrite found in Australia, Canada, USA and Taiwan.
Known as the supreme nurturer, Jasper brings you contentment and relaxation. It will sustain the wearer during times of stress and bring tranquility and wholeness into your life. Jasper reminds people to help each other. It also aids quick thinking, organizational abilities and helps you to see a project through to completion. Stimulates the imagination and transforms thoughts into actions.
Supports and aids circulatory and digestive systems and sexual organs.
LABRADORITE 3rd Eye and crown chakra
This stone stimulates intuition and telepathic abilities and assists communication with the higher self. Opens you up to deeper perceptions of reality and encourages you to see with new eyes. Balances and stabilizes the Kundalini and banishes fears and insecurities. A meditation stone, Labradorite will answer your questions about spiritual purpose and connect the wearer to the elements.
Labradorite helps to strengthen the immune system and repair the aura. It improves vision, especially at night.
Benefits nerves, brain, pineal, and pituitary glands and lymphatic system but can be worn anywhere with equally good affect.
Comes from the Malagasy Republic (Madagascar), Labrador, in Canada and Scandinavia
This is a very strong healing and grounding stone. Like the flow of lava, the stone allows a very smooth and balanced energy flow. Lavastone is very connected to mother earth and encourages nurturing and loving energy. Add a few drops of your favorite essential or perfumed oil to the highly porous lavastone and carry the oils healing energy and scent with you all day.
LAPIS LAZULI 3rd eye chakra
Assists with both mental and spiritual purification, turning the mind away from earthly concerns. Links you to higher guidance and opens your inner awareness. Helps you look at things you have been avoiding and at reasons why you are ill. Excellent for past life work as it connects the physical and astral planes. Promotes spiritual growth, psychic ability and expands awareness. Lapis brings contentment and a strong sense of family loyalty. With golden pyrite inclusions, it activates the fire of spiritual illumination, assisting creative expression. It aids in acquiring wisdom and brings courage, loyalty, success and light to the despondent. It balances masculine and feminine energies.
Lapis brings strength and vitality to the whole body. Calms the nervous system and relieves tension, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines. It aids the lymph system, ears and eyes. Activates the thyroid gland and strengthens the skeletal system. Improves eyesight and protects against strokes.
Mostly from Afghanistan, but also Chile, Myanmar, Siberia and USA.
LARIMAR- Beneficial for upper body chakras
Use Larimar to facilitate meditation. She will enlighten and heal as she radiates tranquillity, peace and love. Larimar is said to bring clarity to her keeper and helps to connect to your inner wisdom. Larimar is a soothing water coloured stone which will cool tempers, calm fears and relieve stress. Very helpful for Post Natal Depression and the stress of being a new parent as well as relieving symptoms of menopause. Being blue, she has powerful qualities of water, aiding communication both those on this planet and in other realms. This lovely stone represents peace, clarity, love and healing energies.
Assists with healing past life traumas and dissipating emotional barriers.
Larimar will heal and dissolve energy blockages and is helpful for throat conditions. Place on the site of pain and she will gently soothe the painful spot.
Keep out of the direct sun as the colour can be sensitive to sunlight.
Use Lepidolite to soothe and calm. This is a very useful stone for stress relief. Helps to create a sense of peace and calm if suffering from anxiety. Put a piece near your computer as it will dissipate negative electromagnetic energy. Lepidolite is a spiritual stone connecting the mind and emotions. Encourages transition as it assists you to leave behind negative or old behaviour patterns leaving open the space for new behaviours. Larimar will stimulate the intellect and enhance analytical thinkers while helping you to recognise good decisions.
Lepidolite is very helpful in aiding your recovery if you have had a nervous breakdown. Aids sleeplessness as it contains lithium. Lepidolite is said to strengthen the immune system and allieviate the symptoms of allergies, neuralgia, sciatica, exhaustion and even Alzheimers. Place on the site of dis-ease to allow her soothing energy to flow into your body.