Stones & Their Meanings R - W
RAINBOW MOONSTONE Sacral chakra
This gorgeous stone balances our yin and yang and is used as a wish stone and in love rituals.
Rainbow moonstone aids emotional release and can help maintain balance and wellness on all levels. It is calming and nurturing and will assist in sensitivity towards others. It is most protective for all who live in rural areas or those who work shift work. This stone nourishes the soul and its beautiful flash brings light and joy into your life.
Helps to relieve jet lag and helps to alleviate post operative stress for all women related symptoms.
RHODONITE heart chakra
Alleviates stress and quickly calms the mind. Good for those who live in a world of fantasy as if helps you come to grips with the real world. Rhodonite improves memory, self esteem and confidence. Helps forgiveness and reconciliation. Grounds energy and balances yin and yang.
Strengthens immunity and enhances energy levels in mind and body.
ROSE QUARTZ Heart chakra
The crystal of reconciliation and peacemaking, love and romance. Rose quartz is a stone of caring and harmony. It brings a gentle sense of well being and warmth in the heart. Balances emotional and sexual energies, clears anger, jealousy and misunderstanding. Meditation with rose quartz brings emotional clarity and peace. If pointed at an intruder it will create a barrier and confuse the intruder as to his original intentions.
RQ soothes emotional, physical and environmental stress, grief and anger. Very helpful for those with sleep difficulties, stress and fear.
From Brazil, India, Madagascar and USA.
RUBY Sacral or base chakra
Ruby lights the fire of courage and enhances your belief in yourself. It will impart a sense of strength when dealing with difficult situations. Ruby will encourage you to step beyond into new possibilities. It increases vitality, stamina and energy and symbolizes power, leadership and integrity.
This stone boosts circulation and immune system. It is energizing if you are feeling sluggish or drained and will relieve suppressed anger or negativity in a creative way.
RUTILATED QUARTZ Solar plexus chakra
Increases clairvoyance and encourages telepathy. A useful stone for contacting your guardian angels. Place under your pillow to bring creative solutions in dreams. Helps to ease loneliness in only children and helps them to cope with crises. It improves decisiveness and strength of will. Can help to get to the root of unsolved problems.
This gorgeous golden rutile is also know as Angels Hair quartz.
Assists in regenerating tissues and brain cells, slows the progress of bronchitis or asthma and improves the condition of blood vessels
Sacred Sandalwood is a highly aromatic wood which possesses a high spiritual vibration. It has warm, spicy and woody fragrance, which you can’t forget once you have fallen in love with it! Sandalwood has been used in rituals and ceremonies for thousands of years across many continents. Today sandalwood is used in aromatherapy, perfumes, incense making, creating mala’s and other jewellery. Sandalwood is still used in traditional ceremonies for the people of India.
Sandalwood is said to allow the wearer to stay alert and present, a wonderful tool for those who meditate. For healing, sandalwood brings emotional balance and assists with helping those with anger issues, depression, anxiety and stress, as well as being well known for treating some skin conditions like acne or scarring and for being a wonderful moisturiser. This ancient healer has properties to help with inflammation, sciatica, fevers and nausea.
This wonderful plant has many uses and has a parasitic root system which extracts its nourishment from the host plant. Studies have shown there are many host plants, including some types of acacia. The sandalwood plant reaches its peak at around 50-60 years of age.
Connects you to your highest ideals and spiritual essence. It enables you to communicate your own inner truth. This is a stone that brings emotional balance.
Sapphire strengthens the kidneys and heart.
Found in Myanmar and Kashmir. Also in Sri Lanka.
Septarian is a stone for communication. Especially good for those who speak in public as she encourages confidence to tell it like it is and the conviction to be eloquent and concise. There is a strong, grounding energy that comes from Septarian and anyone in the general vacinity can benefit from this. Septarian will enhance psychic connections, whilst gently protecting you from psychic attack. Septarian helps to build better patience and tolerance for the wearer, while aiding confidence, grounding and emotional flexibility.
A wonderful tool for self healing, Septarian strengthens teeth, bones, muscle and body.
Silver connects you with your dream self, mysterious and knowing. It brings intuitive impulses and is cool and subtle. This beautiful metal is associated with the moon and feminine energy.
Mined in Mexico, Canada, and USA.
SMOKY QUARTZ Crown and base chakras
Helps to strengthen and ground your energies and clear away negativity. Protects the home, workplace and vehicle. Meditations with it can help to transform turbulent emotions. It penetrates dark areas with light and love. If working on a computer, smoky quartz protects against electromagnetic radiation when placed on top of your monitor.
Restores energy and optimism, melts energy blocks in the limbs, adrenals, pancreas and kidneys. Reduces anxiety and relieves insomnia. Helps banish nightmares and fear of the dark.
Brazil and Scotland are the main producers.
Brings balance in times of stress and change, this stone of purity absorbs and disperses negativity. It helps you to release negative thoughts and stressful emotional blockages. Assists with change and transformation. Helps you to feel fulfilled and balanced after making a mistake as it can show you the value of making an error, as well as recognising your successes.
It is a protective stone with very powerful healing properties relating to veins, skeleton and muscles.
Good for beginners with psychic gifts. It brings stability and trust into the user’s life. Soothes, heals, calms and clears the mind of fears. Sodalite aids personal development and self trust whilst giving direction and encouraging creative expression.
Slightly sedative and grounding it can reduce blood pressure.
SUGILITE crown chakra
Is an emotional balancer which encourages forgiveness and new beginnings. It is excellent for meditation and self healing and facilitates expression of your spiritual gifts. Reminds you of who you are. A powerful healer, helping to reduce stress and aid purification.
Sugilite enhances pituitary and adrenal glands and strengthens the heart. Helps heal headaches and cancers. Virgo stone
SUNSTONE Solar plexus chakra
A beautiful stone of luck and good fortune, sunstone fosters unselfishness and reduces rivalry in a group situation. Brings sunshine in where there is unhappiness or cold. Helps all winter ills and chills and lifts depression and despair. This sparkly gem allows your best self to shine through while she increases your vitality and heightens your intuition.. Sunstone It is excellent for reducing anxiety, fears and phobias.
TIGERS EYE Solar plexus chakra
Helps to bring ideas into reality and allows you the freedom to move through negative emotions and move forward with the things you desire. Manifest something meaningful by stating your goals to the universe. Tigers eye will assist with stabilizing, grounding, calming and relaxing your spirit and your soul. A piece of the ancient earth that will help to protect its keeper from verbal, mental and physical attack. Good for travellers as Tigers Eye serves as a spiritual compass that guides you towards the light and assists you to harness the powers of the universe in whatever you set out to do.
A helpful stone for prosperity, keep a piece in a money pot and add a coin every day. See abundance accumulate as Tigers eye is a natural luck and money stone . Keep in a warm place to incubate wealth.
Tigers Eye instils self confidence and courage, whilst helping with clear thinking and the ability to see things objectively. You will live every day with integrity and happiness.
This gorgeous stone slows down a hyped up system, assists detoxification and encourages balanced health. Reduces cravings and helps digestion. Eases ulcers, bruises, stomach and gall bladder problems. Can be helpful for inducing sleep and for counteracting hypochondria..
Helps to focus the mind on complex issues and generates fresh new ideas. Valued as a detoxifying stone, it helps to enhance overall energy levels and brings inspiration and creativity.
Beneficial particularly to the liver, gall bladder and whole body in general.
High quality topaz is from Brazil. Other deposits occur in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the USA. Russian topaz is pale blue.
Chakras depend on colour
Tourmaline is a powerful healing stone which helps dispel fear and negative influences. This stone stimulates communication and co-operation between opposing forces. It aids in understanding oneself and others and helps to promote self confidence. Tourmaline brings inspiration and prosperity into your life and encourages compassion and tolerance.
This stone is a great healer, enhancing energy flow and releasing blockages. Green tourmaline aids sleep and nervous system. Good for eyes, heart, thymus, brain and immune systems. Pink tourmaline aids endocrine system, lungs and skin. Watermelon tourmaline eases stress and promotes inner security. Black tourmaline has a powerful energy that helps to anchor you if you feel unfocused or pulled in different directions. All tourmaline is strongly protective and helps when you are feeling vulnerable. Strengthens and vitalizes.
Found in Madagascar, Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and USA.
Tourmalinated quartz brings together the properties of Quartz and Tourmaline. A grounding stone which strengthens the body’s energy field, deflecting detrimental environmental influences. It helps release tension and harmonizes opposing elements, turning negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. Also gives clarity and helps solve problems.
TURQUOISE Throat chakra
Turquoise ignites courage in your heart and strengthens awareness of all life forms. It assists with communication and encourages self expression, particularly if worn at the throat chakra. Traditionally associated with leadership, it favors those who initiate or play active roles in peaceful movements, for the protection of the environment and for human rights.
Turquoise balances mood swings or extremes of emotion and will endow wisdom and peace of mind on the wearer. Turquoise is best given as a gift.
Tones and strengthens the whole body, eases the lungs, chest infections, sore throats and boosts the immune system. Detoxifies the system and relieves migraines, rheumatism and arthritis. An excellent stone for tissue regeneration, and the circulatory and respiratory systems.
Iran produces pale sky blue stones with no green tinges. Arizona, New Mexico, Afghanistan and the Middle East also have turquoise.
UNAKITE heart chakra
Brings spiritual health and helps to release the emotions. Enhances self confidence and brings about abundance. Balancing for both mind and body. Aids fertility.