MAGICKAL PROPERTIES OF GEMSTONES
Agate - general
Description: Red / orange / brown / black with patterns, stripes, and/or banding
Good for general protection and very effective for protecting children. Helps in healing - especially blood disorders, skin and intestines. Increases Strength, restores bodily energy, increases courage, and tends to promote longevity. Removes envious thoughts and spite, while easing stressful situations. Agates, especially banded, are good for meditation. Carried while gardening, this stone increases plants’ fertility and health.
Description: Hot green with grey / white markings
Attracts money and luck. Great for gambling! Good for increasing concentration, completing projects, expanding emotional expression to promote healing. Turns emotional grief into creativity.
Description: Usually Golden, but may also be red, creamy, black. Translucent, transparent, cloudy.
Excellent for use in rituals for enhancing your beauty and attractiveness. Helps to attract love and stimulates happiness and pleasure. Amber is used as both a good luck and protective amulet, and is extremely protective against negative magick which has been directed against you. When placed on the altar, it can increase the effectiveness of your spells. Amber is said to increase strength while relieving or curing health conditions. Amber is also very useful in protecting children.
Description: Pale Purple Amethyst and Pale Green Quartz Together
Very powerful at drawing money - especially in business and/or investment. Wonderful for calming and soothing along with calming fears and reducing stress. Look for this stone to help increase "luck" and can add a little energy to magickal powers.
Description: Translucent purple with white / clear chevron pattern
A must-have in the Magick realm! Helps to calm fears and reduce stress. Dispels both doubts and negativity while it relieves depression. Promotes good judgment and induces vivid dreams. Amethyst increases mental powers, which makes it incredibly useful in psychism. Also draws pure and true emotional love.
Description: Translucent purple Amethyst and Golden Citrine Together
A powerful and BEAUTIFUL stone! Removes negativity and can help you reach higher states of meditation more quickly. Excellent for astral travel. Increases magickal powers greatly. Helps to access "higher knowledge". Balances energies (male/female and more) and can create a path toward the "ultimate state of perfection".
Description: Beautiful Light Blue
Calming, stabilize emotions and ease anxiety and stress. Use for creative work, psychic ability, public speaking, and helping oneself to become more assertive. Reduce anger, aid in self-forgiveness, and gain spiritual protection. Angelite has also been used for working with angels and for sending telepathic messages to people and pets.
Description: Neon Teal - Semi Translucent
(Beautiful!) Excellent for all forms of Psychism and Spirituality. Beautifully calming effect. Will facilitate results in magickal workings and help/develop humanitarian goals. Can create a very deep state of mediation. Perfect representation for the Water element. If one is translucent enough - it may also be used for a unique experience in divination.
Named for the Goddess, this pink stone is useful in love magick. Helps to open up the heart chakra and allow you to receive love, while at the same time increasing your ability to give love. Useful in magick designed to help draw true love and find your soul mate. Aphrodite is also useful in promoting fidelity and trust in an established relationship.
Description: Translucent to transparent light sea blue / green
Enhances the utilization of psychic powers and makes the mind more alert. Excellent for cleansing and purifying. Aquamarine can be used in rituals to ensure good health. It soothes and calms emotional problems and promotes peace, happiness, and joy as it halts fear. Stone of the Sea Goddesses, Psychism, Courage.
Excellent for centering, and communicating with higher plains. Exquisite for healing, and can be used on ALL chakra points at once.
A blue-violet stone which is a form of chalcedony. Due to its color, avalonite is useful in calming and soothing, aiding meditation and visualization, and promoting a sense of security for the user. Also useful in aiding psychic awareness and delving into the mythical past and collective consciousness.
Aventurine - green
Description: Green with many silver speckles
This is an excellent good luck stone. It is useful in spells involving money, gambling, and business success. Can calm troubled emotions and speed general healing. This stone increases perception and intelligence while it stimulates creativity. Silver specks enhance the powers of the stone
Aventurine - red
Description: Maroon/purple with silvery speckles
Excellent courage promotion, lends energy to body, draws luck in love.
Aventurine - blue
Description: Blue with some silvery speckles
Reduces negative emotions, purification, and peace, when held - reduces pain.
Aventurine - peach/orange
Description: faded Orange/Peach w/ some silvery speckles
Good luck stone, personal power, self worth attracts success to owner.
Aventurine - silver
Description: Grey/Silver with silvery speckles
Increase to magickal power, emotional, moon Energy, success
Aventurine - black
Description: Black with silvery speckles
Control, power, grounding, Magickal invisibility.
A dark blue stone which can heal emotional trauma, confusion, blocks, and negativity. This stone is also useful in working with spirit guides, animal guides, and the Goddess. It is also said to increase psychic healing ability and aid in visualization.
This interesting stone is peach and black. It is helpful in rituals and spells designed to clear obstacles in one's life path. Using barite helps to conserve energy, and so is helpful for those who have immune problems or who are excessively anxious or stressed. Helps to promote a balanced energy flow in the user.
Description: Various colors - usually translucent or cloudy
Psychism, Healing, Love, Energy, anti- gossip. Can help locate lost items - hold in hand and visualize lost item. Often carried to win arguments or debates. Exchanged between lovers. Can help increase purity and cleansing.
Great for defense against negativity. Can be used to reduce sexual desires. Onyx is an extremely potent protective stone, and is widely known for its ability to protect against psychic attacks and hexes.
Description: Dark green with red / orange spots and designs
Increases physical strength and promotes courage. It is helpful in business and legal matters. Bloodstone has been found to increase the effectiveness and power of spells. When worn, this stone is said to increase one's life span. Great for healing matters concerning the bloodstream. Can be used for invisibility (in the form of not attracting attention to yourself)
Blue Lace Agate
Description: Vibrant light blue to pale violet with white designs
Wear or carry this stone for peace and happiness. Very effective for reducing household and/or family quarrels. Useful in reducing stress when held in the hand. Good for promoting caring and tenderness.
Calcite - green
Description: Translucent Apple green
Excellent good luck stone, good for money, gambling, and business success. Can speed general healing. Use to increase creativity.
Calcite - red
Description: Translucent brick red
Energizing, love attracting, problem solving, healing.
Calcite - yellow/orange
Description: Translucent light orange to yellow
Success, good luck, lends energy to the body, protective, self-worth, direct Magickal energy
Calcite - Optical
Description: clear to cloudy white calcite - double reflects objects when looked through
Optical calcite is useful in working gemstone magick, as it doubles the strength and power of your spell. It is also useful in cleansing the aura, clearing all attachments and entities. Allows you to see the spiritual more readily
Description: Beautiful translucent red/orange, some with agate patterns
This stone is excellent for increasing courage, especially in the shy. Helps to promote self-confidence while inducing peace. Offsets doubt and negativity. Carnelian is excellent for increasing sexual desires between couples and is very useful in spells relating to lust. Very helpful in all forms of healing. Can also be used to guard against people who try to read your thoughts
Description: Swirled Purple, Tan, and Black - Semi Fibrous (Base color is mainly Purple)
A relatively new stone from Russia. Excellent for spirituality and magickal power. Called "a stone for THIS millennium". Helps to recognize, understand, and integrate negative energies. Combines higher spiritual dimensions with unconditional love on the physical plane. Very good for healing - in addition to awakening analytical abilities and environmental concerns. Can be used or grounding
Description: beautiful Blue-green.
Can drive - off unreasonable fears and illusions. Soothes emotions and creates peace. Increases wisdom and knowledge, creates discretion, and attracts love.
It is a beautiful apple-green colored stone from Australia, which is useful in soothing heartache and loneliness, promoting emotional balance, and granting inner strength and peace. Chrysoprase can help to promote courage and can open and heal old traumas and grief. It is also a helpful stone to use in creating a bond of trust with the Goddess.
Description: see-through/translucent orange/smoky orange with some clear quartz
Wear this stone at night to help prevent nightmares and to have a good night's sleep. Helps to tap into user's power to give energy to magick. Can be used as a good luck stone. Helps to increase self-esteem. An excellent stone to use for promoting creativity. Also good for psychic awareness and protection.
Description: Clear, see-through
This stone has the ability to be programmed with the powers of ANY OTHER STONE, and then substituted for that stone in any ritual. Great for psychism and as a general magickal power amplifier. Can be used to relieve headaches, reduce fevers and calm toothaches. Great for use in building a magick circle.
This metal is good for a multitude of things. Copper is a great electrical conductor, which makes it great for directing Magickal energy. It is also a wonderful healing and good luck metal. Finally, copper offers love attraction, money attraction, and general protection.
This is very old coral that has turned to agate. Good for protection, healing, peace, wisdom, and gardening. An excellent representation for the God/Goddess or "spirit" element - in addition to any water/sea element. Placed on graves for protection.
Description: Clear, transparent
A diamond substitute. Increase energy levels along with wisdom and knowledge. Gives a good boost to communication abilities and self esteem. Can be programmed with the powers of any other stone.
Description: Blue and Black
Reduces excitability and eliminates stubbornness. Excellent at increasing patience. A good stone for breaking illusions and showing the truth. Can help you "stand up for yourself" in situations where this is needed. Increases personal energy and stamina in harsh environments. Can help you verbalize your spiritual ideas.
Description: Green with some black & white. Gem quality is translucent - transparent
Simply excellent for love and friendship rituals. Excellent at drawing wealth and success ... especially in business situations. Can also help draw attention to your business. Increases memory and psychic abilities. Very good for protection ... especially protection from evil. If you have not received a raise in your job, or you feel that your good work goes unnoticed by your boss, use emerald to attract due attention and recognition.
Description: Green, Blue, Teal, Yellow, Clear, pink some banded
Works well to strengthen the power of all other stones. It helps to straighten out the thoughts, and has the ability to reduce the level of emotions in any situation, so that a more accurate, logical perspective can be had. It also heightens analytical abilities, and effectively lowers anger, depression, and desperation. Many times, fluorite is also used in healing rituals.
Description: Deep red/purple. Sometimes with silvery surface, gem quality is translucent
Garnet is a highly protective stone, in that it provides a barrier of charged vibrations which repel negative energies on contact. It is also useful for protection after dark. It can be used to strengthen the aura, and is great for lending extra energy to rituals. It is also useful in enhancing bodily strength and endurance.
Green Aventurine - See Aventurine (green)
A receptive stone which is useful in healing magick, especially for the eyes, kidneys, and stomach. Green Jasper may be worn to help prevent migraines and also to guard the health in general. These stones are also used in spells for money, riches, prosperity, luck, grounding, and balancing. Place in your garden to encourage more luxuriant growth of your plants. Also useful for fertility magick.
Green Moss Agate
Description: Somewhat translucent stone w/ green moss like inclusions
Wonderful stone to draw new friends. This stone is said to be able to lead you to hidden treasures. It is also called the "gardener's talisman". It can be used to relieve exhaustion and to heal problems with the neck and back. Also very useful in money and happiness spells. Protection! Longevity of life!
Green Quartz - Lodolite
Description: Semi Transparent green
Money attraction, luck, health, gardening, longevity of life.
This is a black and silver colored stone which assists psychic ability, transforms negative energy into positive, and heals negative energy from past lives. It may also aid in releasing karmic attachments.
Description: Heavy, shinny, silver stone
A wonderful stone to use for grounding and centering. Useful in healing, especially when worn in the form of a necklace. It seems to draw illness out of the body. Its silvery, mirror-like surface is good for divination, especially scrying.
This is an indigo colored stone which is useful in working with the third eye chakra. It can help to open and expand psychic abilities, encourage psychic exploration, enhance curiosity, and guide you through spiritual beginnings and growth.
Jade - Green
Grants wisdom when placed against the third eye chakra (on the forehead). Attracts love, and is useful for protection. This gem can actually help the body to heal itself. It is used to help treat heart, kidney, and stomach disorders.
Description: Awesome opaque smoky quartz color, but when rotated in sunlight, has flashes of vivid green, blue, red, yellow, orange, and gold.
Helps in opening the heart chakra in order to more readily receive love. Increases inner strength and convictions, as well as promoting courage. Draws success to the owner’s life. Greatly enhances dreaming, and the ability to remember the content of the dreams during the waking hours. Also helps to enhance all forms of perception during the day. The stone may be more powerful in one area than another, dependent upon what color the "flash" is. This is a fantastic stone to acquire, and then to continue to carry or use throughout one's life - as the results of the stone's energies continue to build and each result enhances the next result.
Description: Light to medium blue stone with pyrite (silver/gold) inclusions. Some with white banding.
This stone is useful in improving emotional, physical, spiritual and psychic conditions. It relieves depression while promoting peace. Lapis is excellent for use in divination. Place this stone on your altar while scrying, gazing, or reading the Tarot or runes. Lapis is very protective and also promotes courage. Can be used to draw spiritual love to oneself, and is a powerful fidelity charm.
Excellent for neutralizing and cancelling spells that are no longer wanted. Good for repelling negative energy
Leopard Skin Agate
Description: Yellow / tan with dark brown / black somewhat circular spots
Very protective, especially against sorcery and possession. Increases courage and strength. Use when contacting your animal spirits. Helpful in healing.
Description: Lavender stone with silver sparkles
The stone of peace. Soothes anger/hate while it gently calms emotions. Very good at increasing psychic awareness.
Description: Multi-shaded green banding
Malachite is good for Lending extra energy to magickal spells. Guards against negativity and depression, calms and soothes. Enhances the ability to give and receive love. Increases business success, money. Promotes sleep. Very protective against physical dangers. This is a wonderful stone to use in the protection of children. Protection during travel.
A dark green stone which is useful in healing magick. Moldavite encourages self-healing, protects spiritual healers, and gives protection during astral travel.
Moonstone - White, Grey, Brown
Great for divination and psychism-many people keep a moonstone with their tarot cards for increased psychic ability. Helpful in dieting and maintaining a youthful appearance. The moonstone is love drawing and helpful for reconciliation. Moonstone is a gently protective stone, and is extremely useful in protection while traveling by water.
Moonstone - Peach / Green
Same general properties of regular Moonstone, but can also increase self-worth and personal success
Moqui Marbles - See Shaman Stones.
This stone is a pink form of beryl. It is useful in magick involving love and fidelity. It also aids in healing emotionally related matters, including karmic suffering and pain from past-life traumas.
Mother Of Pearl
This has been used consistently for many generations in ritual jewelry. It is sometimes placed on newborn babies for protection. It is also great for use in spells for wealth and prosperity.
Description: Solid Black, some may be translucent
Good for grounding and centering. Is helpful in promoting peace. Apache tears are wonderful good luck stones, and contain extremely potent protective energies. May also be useful in scrying.
Obsidian - Mahogany
Description: Reddish-brown Spots in Black Obsidian
Same as general properties as apache tears/obsidian. Promotes more longevity, use in place of Petrified Wood. A calm power stone.
Obsidian - Rainbow Sheen
Description: Black with green, red, violet, gold, silver flashes
Same as general properties as apache tears/obsidian. In addition it can bring love and light to one’s life. Can be used for “gazing” especially in relationship areas. Said to bring pleasure and enjoyment to your life.
Obsidian - Snow Flake
Description: Black with white snowflakes
Same properties as obsidian except more balancing and peace promoting.
This is an all-around good luck stone. It is useful in spells to increase feelings of self-worth or personal power. This stone attracts success to the owner, and can also be useful as a general protection stone.
Peacock Copper Ore
Description: Grayish / black ore with multi colored rainbow areas of red, blue, green, and orange.
This colorful metal can aid in psychism and clairvoyance. It facilitates inner knowing and helps you to trust what you see psychically. It is also useful when doing healing work for someone who is at a distance.
Description: Bright to medium green - translucent in gem quality
Guards against illusions, enchantments, and nightmares. If anger is a problem for you, try using this gemstone as it is known to calm even the most raging anger. Peridot also calms nervousness and banishes negative emotions. Good for general healing, promoting sleep, and attracting money.
An excellent representation of the God / Goddess. Projects the power of the great spirit. Great for protection and many forms of past-life regression work. Promotes longevity of life.
Description: Opaque bright green
Can be used to increase the energy of any other stone, herb, oil, Enhances protective fields. Calming, in addition helping meditation. Place near bed - may help you to remember dreams. Can help prepare you for situations (unknown to you) that will happen in the future. Can help predict the future. May help in contacting extra-terrestrial beings.
A very good stone for animal guide attraction. Promotes and enhances natural beauty and longevity of life. Can increase wisdom and knowledge.
Description: Brick red - sometimes with white / black veins
Known to promote beauty and grace. Believe it or not, it can ease the pain of childbirth!!! Protective and especially useful in defensive magick -- use this stone to send negativity directed at you back to the original sender. Increases mental processes and forms a barrier against dangerous desires and whims. Also a great all-around good luck stone.
Description: Pale pink to deep pink with beautiful creamy white banding. Can be found as a deep pink crystal - RARE.
This beautiful pink stone is a powerful love drawing amulet. It is wonderful for soothing the mind, body, and emotions. Can give the body extra strength during strenuous activity. It has also been used to increase beauty, especially the skin and complexion.
Description: Pink with black sections. Sometimes slight white areas, and or shinny hematite inclusions.
Promotes peace, happiness, joy and laughter. Excellent stone to use in smoothing over relationship difficulties. Clears the mind of confusion and doubt. Rhodonite is a very calming stone, and helps to promote balance.
Description: Pale to deep pink quartz. Common in globular form, very rare in a crystal.
The definitive stone for love rituals. This stone can be used to open to heart chakra. It is extremely love attracting. It also promotes peace, happiness, and fidelity in established relationships.
Wealth drawing, Protection, Power, joy, anti-nightmare, offerings, courage, energy increase. Also, due to its beautiful red color, Ruby is commonly used in love spells and to increase sexual energy.
Description: Clear to cloudy quartz with red (hematite), silver, gold, or copper colored needles.
Excellent at lending extra energy to spells. Great for clearing and/or expanding the chakras. Not only will it increase over-all energy - it will MAGNIFY the positive energy.
Very nice stone for emotional cleaning and love attracting. Also very useful for increasing psychism and drawing money / wealth and abundance.
Shaman Stone / Moqui Marbles
Description: round to saucer shaped, hard, sand colored balls.
These strange Ironstone concretions are found at the base of the Navajo Sandstone formation. The Moqui Indians that inhabited the Southwest used these small balls for marble-like games and in slings for hunting. The centers are filled with hard packed sandstone and the outer surface is a composite of iron, phosphorus, and lime. How they were formed and what caused their unusual rounded shapes remains a puzzle. There are various theories as to their formation and some scientists believe them to be from 130 to 155 million years old. Their energies are somewhat like those of Boji Stones. Shaman Stones are highly protective, and will absorb negativity and replace it with useful energies. They are wonderful for healing, as their energies flow easily up the Chakra column. The first time I held one of these stones in my hand, I could not believe the energy I felt inside them! Meditations and spiritual journeys are greatly enhanced by holding a Shaman Stone in each hand. They may also be used to contact your animal spirits, totems, and guides, and to aid in shape shifting. Shaman Stones are equally balanced between grounding and energizing, and act as a connector to the Earth's energies.
More information on the Shaman Stone / Moqui Marbles can be found in a special report in the Magickal encyclopedia #1 section, under the magickal properties of gemstones.
Description: Smokey to deep black translucent quartz
A wonderful stone to use for grounding and centering. This stone can also be used to help overcome depression and other negative emotions. It is also an excellent mood elevator.
Description: Pure white quartz
Enhances spirituality while calming and balancing. Use also for purification and where white can be used for protection. Can be programmed with the powers of any other stone.
Description: Dark to medium blue with black and white veins
A wonderful stone to draw wisdom. It can be held in the hand to help still the mind and relax the body. A wonderful meditation stone, and superb at healing emotionally related disorders (those caused by stress, anger, fear, or nervousness). Useful in dispelling guilt and fear.
Description: Beautiful Purple and Lavender
Excellent for Psychic Awareness, magickal powers, and healing. Increases spiritual awareness and connection while creating a balance between physical well-being and spiritual well-being. Perfects spiritual love. Enhances forgiveness while reminding us why we are in the physical plane. Createss a sense of freedom for the owner while protecting and removing despair. A Great stone!!
Description: Bright yellow. Easily breakable.
Sulfur is excellent for protection, purification and healing. When sick try placing some in a red bag and wear around your neck. A great item to place around the house (or on the altar) for all forms of protection. Can be burned for the same effects!
NOTE: Sulfur may also come crystallized as small yellow crystals on a matrix stone ... but it is most commonly found as a solid "rock" structure.
Description: Gold/Copper with moonstone like flashes
Stimulates sexual arousal and increases sexual energy. A very protective stone. Sunstone is also used to increase physical energy when ill. If you want to strengthen the energy of any healing herb, place a sunstone in with the herb.
NOTE: There are 2 different types of Sunstone on the market. "True" sunstone comes from India and looks much like golden moonstone and has gold/copper flashes. The other sunstone comes from Oregon/Washington state and looks like lemony quartz. For magickal purposes, the India sunstone is highly recommended, but it may be hard to find.
Great for increasing psychic abilities, promoting wisdom, and producing clear communication. Helpful in communicating with spirit and animal guides. Good for inner journey work. Useful in work involving the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.
Description: Brown / tan with golden flashes, banding, and cat's eyes caused by its fibrous nature.
Great for increasing psychic abilities, promoting wisdom, and producing clear communication. Helpful in communicating with spirit and animal guides. Good for inner journey work. Useful in work involving the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.
Tiger Eye - Blue
Description: Brown / tan with blue and gold flashes, banding, and cat's eyes caused by its fibrous nature.
Tiger Eye: Great for increasing psychic abilities, promoting wisdom, and producing clear communication. Helpful in communicating with spirit and animal guides. Good for inner journey work. Useful in work involving the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.
Blue Tiger Eye: Has the same properties as above accept more psychism, divination, and spirituality qualities.
Tiger Eye - Red
Description: Brown / tan with red and gold flashes, banding, and cat's eyes caused by its fibrous nature.
Red Tiger Eye: Typically heat treated to cause it to turn to red ... but can be found naturally in very rare circumstances. Has the same properties as above except more courage inducing, confidence building, and protective qualities.
Tourmaline - Black
Description: Deep, dark black
Simply excellent at repelling negativity. Can protect a person from the negativity of another person. Increases vitality, energy, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity. Protects against negative spells. Excellent for grounding. Can be used as an energy deflector - good for excessive amounts of radiation (i.e.: cancer treatment) Tourmaline can point you in the direction of things that will bring "good". Considered a "teller" stone ... can tell you who or what is causing you problems.
Tourmaline - Green
Description: Dark glassy Green
Opens the Heart chakra - can help you see with your heart. Good for visualization practices (IE: rituals requiring visualization) Brings about creativity, success and prosperity. Good for weight loss and healing the eyes. Great for gardening and healing plants. Transforms negative energy into positive energy.
Tourmaline - Watermelon
Description: Red centers with Green & white "rinds"
Contains both projective and receptive energies along with both fire and water energies. Used to balance all energies. Will create a balance of Male and Female energies with-in a person. Great for love attraction - A super activator of the heart chakra. Helps one "look past" a situation to find a benefit. Helps the user to experience and enhance the beauty of nature.
Tourmaline - Multi Colored
Description: 2 or more various colors on a stone
Some colors are green, ruby red, black, pale gold, clear, teal. < Check properties of individual colored tourmalines above > Multi colored tourmalines can provide agate to the inner self and the higher self. Good for mediation and Good for multiple chakra work and may be good for grounding and mediation. Tourmaline can point you in the direction of things that will bring "good". Considered a "teller" stone ... can tell you who or what is causing you problems.
Description: Crisp White with Green "Moss" Patterns
Combines the energies of a white stone and of a green stone. Can be used for purification and cleansing. Tree agate works well for drawing money and success (in a non-aggressive fashion) Great for gardening and has a connection to nature. Helps to balance energies.
Description: Usually sky blue (some with black veins and/or silver & pyrite inclusions)
A wonderful all-around stone, useful in drawing love, money, health and beauty. A very protective stone. Use in rituals to attract new friends or lovers. Promotes joy. A wonderful gift, as it is said to grant the receiver wealth and happiness.
Description: Very nice molted pink and green
Animal guide attraction, gardening and "green" energies, slight love & friendship attraction, moderate magickal power increase.
Yellow Jasper / Carnelian
Heightens visualization and communication abilities. Great for use in writing or public speaking. Travel related spells are enhanced by the presence of yellow carnelian. A protective stone, and good for healing, especially disorders of the stomach, nervous system, and skin.