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 and are insecure. Malachite helps to releases suppressed emotions and reduces stress and tension. Aids sleep and is revitalizing for mind and body.
Contains 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.
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
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.
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 give strength to the wearer during difficult or stressful times and enables the wearer to be the master of their own destiny. It encourages self confidence and stability which in turn enables good decisions to be made.
This stone balances Yin and Yang and helps banish fears and worries. Onyx is beneficial for hair, teeth, blood and bones.
OPAL 3RD eye and crown chakras
Opal is used to enhance psychic awareness 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.
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 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 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.
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.