MALACHITE     Heart chakra

Raises spirits and increases hope, health and happiness.  Malachite brings prosperity and clarity as well as strengthening your intuition.  Gives aid to those who are confused, lack purpose, lack self confidence, or are insecure.  Malachite helps to releases suppressed emotions and reduces stress and tension, while it assists to open the heart and giving you the strength to confront emotional baggage or physical discomfort.  Aids sleep and is revitalizing for mind and body.  Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages risk-taking and change.

Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies.  Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment.

As a stone of travel, Malachite protects and overcomes fears of flying and helps with jet lag, also protects in travel on congested highways. 

Malachite is an amplifier stone, so if you are needing an extra boost from your jewels, pair with malachite.

Malachite lowers blood pressure, treats asthma, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumours, the optic nerve, pancreas, spleen and the parathyroid.  She does contain copper and therefore aids rheumatism and arthritis.


MARCASITE   crown or base chakra

Use at the crown chakra for bringing in the LIGHT.  It links the spirit to the body in astral travel.  When used for meditation, marcasite offers protection from negative vibrations. 

Marcasite surrounds you with a protective field, leaving you feeling calmer and more able to express yourself.  Carry with you to job interviews or dealings with bureaucrats. 

Use at the base chakra for connecting to the earths energy.  An excellent stone for city dwellers who can become bombarded with noise and grime on a daily basis.  It helps you to cope.

Beneficial to the brain, eyes, heart and circulatory system.   Marcasite also builds immunity.



This beautiful stone captures the beauty of nature and assists with connecting you to the natural world, the earth and all her creatures.  Dendritic agate brings prosperity, wealth, abundance and a general fullness to all aspects of your life.    Wearing dendritic agate assists with emotional balance and encourages patience and perseverance.  A warm and protective stone, dendritic agate is perfect for travellers.   It fosters love, nurturing and new beginnings.  Family ties are strengthened and the pain or bitterness associated with a traumatic childhood is sometimes alleviated.  It is very helpful if you are suffering from baby blues.

In any stagnant areas of your life, dendritic agate will assist in bringing fresh energy.  Even a stuffy environment will be refreshed with dendritic agate present.  Dendrite is a stone of growth, both physically and spiritually, allowing an awareness of your actions and balance in all areas.

A stone that attracts good luck and stimulates intuition and harmony.  A powerful spiritual stone that absorbs negativity and changes this into positive energy.  Merlinite, the stone of duality, is said to be natures yin and yang as she contains both black, white and the greys in between.  She will help balance masculine and feminine, light and dark energies.  Don't be afraid to embrace both your light and dark sides as this is intrinsically you.  Merlinite will aid your ability to be more accepting and approachable. It is said to have gained its name from the wizard Merlin due to the magical and mystical experiences she may bestow upon her keeper.  You can be given the opportunity to make contact with the guides from higher realms and Merlinite can aid clearer psychic visions.   

Dendritic agate strengthens branching body parts.  The nervous system, blood vessels, skeleton and lungs all benefit from this stone and it is said to alleviate back pain.

Found in Brazil, India, USA, Madagascar, Mexico and Khazakstan.

You may find relief from headache's when wearing Merlinite and it is said to stabilise the nervous system and assist in healing illnesses related to the heart and the intestines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

MOLDOVITE Crown and 3rd eye chakras

A very high vibration stone, Moldovite is used to connect to deeper spiritual awareness, from the earthly to other dimensions and realms of being.   This stone reminds us that we are all travellers through space – even as we go about our daily lives.  It is said that this stone can put you in touch with more evolved masters or messengers from other parts of the cosmos.  Place on the 3rd eye to facilitate movement in time and receive the highest spiritual growth.  The energy from Moldavite greatly enhances the energies of other crystals you may be working with.  She will support healing, but more often will show you the way forward.  This is why Starseeds and sensitive folk with find Moldavite extremely helpful.

Formed by meteor showers millions of years ago, Moldavia in Eastern Europe is the best source of green tektite.  Also found in Czechoslovakia, Thailand, S.E. Asia, Australia and USA. This stone has no crystalline form so will take you further than your normal boundaries.


MOONSTONE   Sacral and 3rd eye chakras

Moonstone is associated with feminine energy and the cyclical nature of feminine rhythms.  It brings balance and harmony to your emotions and equilibrium to the senses.  Moonstone is supposed to bring good fortune and good luck, as well as success in love and business.   Hold in the mouth during a waning moon to see the future or to enable you to choose a course of action.  If one solution remains fixed in your mind, this is the path you should follow.  Disregard any fleeting thoughts.  Moonstone signifies new beginnings, rebirth and motherly love.  A stone of intuition.

Moonstone helps regenerate body tissues and organs, also helps fight cancer and kidney disease.

It balances the hormones and the thyroid. relieves PMT and menopausal symptoms, eases childbirth and helps those who suffer insomnia, nightmares and headaches.   Moonstone can lessen mood swings and prevents overreacting to pressured situations. 

Best examples found in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Australia, Brazil and USA

MOSS AGATE Heart Chakra

Is said to increase abundance in all forms.  It is known for its benefits in gardening and agriculture as it increases the wellbeing of a pot, garden or crop. Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.



MOTHER OF PEARL  Sacral chakra

MOP helps to attract prosperity if you keep money or jewellery in a Mother of Pearl shell.  A wonderful nurturer, MOP assists with easing mothers back into the workplace, even after a substantial break.

It is very soothing for skin complaints, allergies or rashes.   MOP is the stone for pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  Is helpful for gentle weight loss and relieves fluid retention.


Nuummite is said to be one of the oldest crystals ever discovered. She is a stone that provides a bridge between the spiritual and physical energies, encouraging transformation and the ability to unlock your own unique higher knowledge and psychic abilities.  This energy can be used as a growth tool and is especially helpful in showing you the messages from past lives and spirit guides.  Often this will occur during meditation or in the dream state.  Nuummite is very powerful if placed on the 3rd eye chakra as energy can be directly absorbed to the area of the pineal gland.  Some report a physical sensation as the vibrations elevate the conscious being.  The more you work with this stone, the more power she will reveal.

Nuummite is known as an empowering and protective stone, shielding the wearer from negative energy while replenishing your natural aura.  She resonates powerfully with earths secret past and how we came to being.

Because of its deep connection to Earth and its energies, Nuummite is an exceptionally grounding stone which also has a strong access to wild nature energies. This allows it to neutralize modern urban living which dulls the instincts, and bring over-reliance on technology.

She allows one to see beyond facades and to recognize the truth that dwells beneath words and actions of others. She helps you to see trauma, fears and guilt and assist in overcoming these negative emotions.. Nuummite enhances clairvoyance and intuition and increases the frequency of synchronicities and good luck in one’s life. Can be very helpful in tissue regeneration and in easing the pains associated with degenerative diseases.

Found exclusively in Greenland

OBSIDIAN    Base chakra

This stone has a strong masculine affinity.  It affects the lower abdomen and root chakra.  Obsidian is said to protect against hostility and negativity, making it an excellent stone for travellers.  Meditation with obsidian is said to activate the warrior energy when you face uncertainty.  A very grounding stone, obsidian helps to prepare for action and to dispel fear.

A natural pain reliever, it also improves circulation.  An excellent anti shock crystal.

Found in USA, Mexico, Italy and Scotland.



Onyx is said to protect harmonious relationships, to give strength to the wearer during difficult or stressful times and enables the wearer to be the master of their own destiny.   Onyx is a grounding stone that calm fears and root spiritual energy in the body.  It encourages self confidence and stability which in turn enables good decisions to be made.   This feeling of security allows us to see past fear and relieve stress.  Onyx is said to protect the wearer from evil.

This stone balances Yin and Yang and helps banish fears and worries.  Believed to bring strength in all forms, onyx is considered beneficial for the eyes, hair, teeth, bones and nervous system.


OPAL    3RD eye and crown chakras - depending on colour

Opal is used to enhance psychic awareness, mystical visions and cosmic consciousness, as well as energizing all levels and areas of the body, because of the rainbow of colours contained within.    A stone of loyalty and understanding. 
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer.  It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions.  Encourages both freedom and independence.  It stimulates originality and creativity.  Helps to release anger and claim self worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self.  Opal strengthens memory.  It encourages an interest in the arts.  Wearing Opal brings loyalty, faithfulness, love, peace and spontaneity.

Opal strengthens the will to live and treats infections and fevers.  Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal also regulates insulin.  It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.

Australia produces most opal.  Mexico has Fire Opals.   Opal should have only one owner.


PEARL      Crown and sacral chakras

Pearls develop nurturing qualities in men and women.    They foster a caring and harmonious atmosphere, which can enhance productivity, integrity and purity.    Pearls create a powerful focus for prosperity and for breaking the psychological hold of a domineering person in your life. 

Pearls help to harmonize bodily rhythms with nature’s cycles, making this a particularly useful stone for women.

Black pearls bring abundance, luck and prosperity.  They protect their owner from accidents, especially near water.  Excellent in helping during menopause as it controls mood swings and adjusts the body to a deeper form of harmony.

It is said that PEARLS should have only one owner.

PERIDOT     Heart chakra

Has a light, revitalizing effect on the mind and reawakens your appreciation of beauty.  It activates a sense of inner joy, peace and well being.   Peridot opens you to giving, receiving and expressing this joy.  It accelerates personal growth and prosperity and protects against pickpockets if there is a stone in your purse.  Builds confidence, so can be helpful in business which involves direct selling.  Peridot, the bright green color of nature, is associated with harmony, good health, restful sleep, and peacefulness. Known as the stone of compassion, peridot calms anger by giving renewal to all things. ...  peridot is believed to help you deal with depression

Peridot revitalizes the heart, pancreas, liver, spleen and adrenal glands.  Also tones the body and mind, reducing stress and tension.   Cools fevers and eases liver and gall bladder problems, and relieves insect bites, swelling, asthma and allergic reactions.  Aids tissue regeneration and reduces stress.

Mined mostly in Arizona.  Also found in Myanmar, Brazil, Hawaii and Pakistani Kashmir.



This stone centres the heart and ego, creating harmony and directing ones personal power to reflect the greatest good.  Prehnite helps abate nervous tension, quiets the mind and opens the way to find the way on your own spiritual path.  Prehnite brings peace and joy and strongly connects us to Mother Earth.

Prehnite is said to sharpen psychic abilities, develop intuition and helps facilitate contact with spirit guides and guardian angels.    Will aid you in recalling your dreams.  In fact one of Prehnite's major traits is in aiding memory.

Prehnite assists with removing toxins through the urinary and lymphatic systems and is said to aid gout and anemia.

If epidote is present in the stone it is said that it will attract to us, more of what we already have.  Light will attract more light and dark will attract more dark.  It can help to inspire transformation from the negative aspects such as judgemental and sarcastic to hopeful and optimistic.

Found in Australia, Africa, India, USA and Europe



Pyrite is an overall cleanser of the body.  Pyrite is known to be a strong protection stone, which helps to dispel or shield the wearer from negativity in the environment, or the physical body and clears your electromagnetic field.  A natural amplifier stone, pyrite will enhance the energy of other stones you are working with.   Will also improve energy levels and promote physical well being.  Pyrite is said to be a powerful symbol of good luck.

Found in USA, Peru, South Africa, Italy and Spain.



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