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Hematite Healing Properties


Hematite Stone

Hematite is another crystal most people don’t consider using for luck or abundance. As Hematite works to balance the energy bodies and transform negative energy it can be extremely useful for clearing a poverty mindset. Combine it with a crystal that attracts abundance and you’re set!

Stimulate The Mind Protective, Grounding And Balancing
Hematite Crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy... as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought.

They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage. If you desire to stimulate your mind for higher learning, they are most helpful, especially in the field of mathematics and technical studies.

They will assist the development of logical thought processes, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible. They will heighten self confidence, will power and self-esteem. The energy of these stones have a strong physical grounding energy, that vibrates strongly at the base or root chakra.

Why Would You Use It
Hematite crystals will help to relieve any spaciness you may feel especially if you have been working with high vibration crystals. Using these grounding crystals will help to settle you and totally ground your energy to earth, as they help you to make a stronger connection to the earth.

By taking any excess energy down via the base chakra to the earth chakra... and to Mother Gaia, this will help to prevent any health problems that can develop. This stone is highly protective, and is useful to protect and seal your aura field to prevent intrusion from unwanted entities while undertaking spiritual journeying.

If you have been using high vibration stones, especially stones that stimulate the third eye and crown chakra, Hematite crystals will ground you spiritually on your return. These crystals can be beneficial to stabilize your energy field, to allow you to keep your connection both with Mother Gaia and with spirit.


How Will It Help You
The energy of this crystal will help to balance your aura and align your chakras, as it brings together the energy of the mind, body and spirit. Sometimes when you work with high crystal energy stones you can become dreamy or spacy and lose yourself to the high vibration energy, instead of integrating it throughout your entire chakric system.

Hematite Crystals can be very helpful to assist you to embody the high vibration energy while at the same time aiding you to let go of any excess of energy.

This is important as spaciness can make it hard to operate effectively, and to get on with day to day living. Hematite crystals are not just for grounding as they aid you to integrate the energy of the physical and the spiritual. This type of grounding helps to bring the flow of light energy down from the higher chakras and throughout the entire body.

Lightbody energy is highly beneficial if it is balanced, rather than allowing it to be diffused erratically. It is not simply good enough to work with the high vibration energy, which is all very nice, but it is also important to bring through the energy of spirit to the physical to manifest within your life. Use it in meditation, to aid tranquility and help to calm your thoughts.

Who Should Use It... How To Use It
These stones are said to embody both the yin and the yang energies... the male and the female energy, which require being in balance for good health. They are very beneficial to remedy yin imbalances in your system, and are also helpful to aid you to let go of negativity and feel more at peace.

Hematite crystals is an excellent female stone... assisting timid women to have heightened confidence and self-esteem.

Health problem that are aided by using them include their action to strengthen the liver and to support the health of the spleen. They are also helpful to aid you to overcome addictions.

They are said to be very helpful to aid problems in the blood system, and blood disorders such as anemia, and are known to be helpful to assist you to absorb iron.

This crystal is said to aid in the formation of new red blood cells, as it helps the production of blood within the bone marrow... and it has a good action to ensure that broken bones or fractures heal properly. If you use it at the solar plexus also known as the power chakra, this energy may enhance your willpower and personal magnetism.

It will help to boost your self esteem and help you to feel better overall emotionally and physically. It may also help to establish peace and harmony in your life.

It is a good idea to carry a piece on the body to enhance your health.

The use of the hematite magnet bracelets or pendants may be an easy and highly beneficial way to use these stones.


You may like the other post for cleaning of crystals:
•    How to clean the crystals

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•    Hematite products 


Disclaimer:
The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.

Black Tourmaline Healing Properties


 Black Tourmaline
 


Introduction and Meaning
Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. Today this stone is still revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy.

Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.

Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystal specimens and gems are still considered rare and can be quite expensive.

Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. Its prismatic, vertically striated crystals may be long and slender, or thick and columnar, and are uniquely triangular in cross-section. They often vary in coloration within a single specimen, lengthwise or in cross sections, and may be transparent or opaque. The name Tourmaline comes from an ancient Sinhalese word turmali, meaning “a mixed color precious stone,” or turamali, meaning “something small from the earth.





Black Tourmaline Uses and Purposes:
Tourmaline is a shamanic stone, providing protection during ritual work. It can be used for scrying, and was traditionally used to point out a cause of trouble or an offender, and to indicate a good direction in which to move. To use Black Tourmaline in purification and protection rituals, create a ring of eight small natural tumble stones for a protection circle or place upon an altar.

Black Tourmaline is an excellent grounding crystal for meditation and healing, and a small number of Black Tourmalines are double-terminated, ideal for body layouts. The linear flow of energies is enhanced equally in both directions along the crystalline form.

Black Tourmaline soothes panic attacks, especially those caused by dark or confined spaces, or in places where the atmosphere is frightening. It also helps control fears of doctors or dentists.

Wear this crystal for protection against moaners, whiners, complaining neighbors or emotional vampires who burden you with their problems but do nothing to improve their situations.

In the workplace, hold Black Tourmaline for a few minutes when you need to wake up your mind or when you need full concentration. It provides an excellent shield against environmental pollutants, electromagnetic smog, and radiation associated with cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment. It is a professional support stone for miners and telephone workers.

Black Tourmaline Healing Properties:

Physical Healing Energy
Black Tourmaline stimulates the reflex points associated with the lower back, legs, ankles and feet, and may be used to realign the spinal column. It provides pain relief and assists with strained or torn muscles, numbness, arthritis, and scar tissue.

Black Tourmaline defends against debilitating disease and strengthens the immune system, heart, and adrenal glands. It also is beneficial in treating the bowels, constipation, IBS, and diseases of the colon, as well as ridding the body of heavy metal toxins and environmental pollutants.

Tourmaline is a marvelous tool for balancing the right/left hemispheres of the brain and bringing mental processes into alignment with the chakras and auric body. It diminishes fear and may be useful in treating paranoia, and to overcome dyslexia by improving eye/hand coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information.

Emotional Healing Energy
Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It helps in overcoming substance abuse, and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors, and in relinquishing chronic worry.

Black Tourmaline increases physical vitality, replacing tension and stress with the ability to view the world objectively with clear, rational thought and neutrality. It inspires a positive attitude, no matter the circumstances, and stimulates altruism and practical creativity.

Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
Black Tourmaline may be used to activate grounding between the Base Chakra and the center of the Earth, providing further enhancement of one’s well-being on the physical plane.

The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

Spiritual Energy
Black Tourmaline is devoted to grounding spiritual energies, bringing a clearer expression of Light into the world and into the lives of those drawn to its powers. It furthers the ability to remain radiant in the darkest of circumstances, and to maintain a spiritual consciousness while living among those who are not always in the Light and do not understand the love of the universe.

Natural Tourmaline wands are considered quite special and channel a high-powered electrical energy capable of transcending physical laws and producing phenomenal healing. The positive force of these Light tools effectively clears blockages in the aura and removes negative energy. Black Tourmaline wands may be placed at the knees or feet with the terminations facing the toes to direct negative energies out of the body. They can also be used to direct energies from the crown and ethereal body to the base chakra, re-balancing the meridians of the physical body and providing an optimal balance in the ethereal body.




Color Energy
Tourmaline with black color energy deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. Black Tourmaline offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from your enemies.


You may like the other post for cleaning of crystals:
For purchasing any products related Black Tourmaline:
Disclaimer:
The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.

How to clean the Crystal and Crystal products - Cleansing Crystals


Cleansing Crystals


The cleansing method which you use is always a matter of personal choice, sometimes dependent upon the amount of time which you have readily available, but I strongly recommend that you use one of the following cleansing methods which I myself have found to be very successful.

Sea Salt Dry- Use with caution. This is probably the best all around method to use. Sea salt may be caustic to some softer Stones, damage finishes on Stones, or effect the encasing of jewelry Stones. If you live near an ocean you can use the ocean itself to clean your Stone but as many of us do not we must settle for purchasing sea salt. Do not use table salt since it contains additions that are not in the best interest of cleaning your Stone.  Place the Stone with the point downward in the sea salt and leave 24 hours.

 Sea Salt Wet - Use with caution. Sea salt may be caustic to some softer Stones, damage finishes on Stones, or effect the encasing of jewelry Stones. Most importantly is to use running water. Do not use tap water. Use 1/2 cup of sea salt to 1 cup natural running water. Allow to soak 8-24 hours depending on the Stone and the need. Allow to dry natural either in the sun or moonlight depending on the Stone.

Sea / Spring / Lake / Rivers - If you leave near the sea, you can soak the Crystals in the sea water for 3 to 4 hours. After that, energize them under the sun. The Crystals can resume their vibrant rather quickly using this method. Crystals love to interact with the nature. Likewise, if you live near the flowing rivers, lakes or springs, you can also do the same thing. Make sure that the sea/lake/streams/rivers are not polluted or else you will be contaminating the Crystals instead.

Sunlight - The Sun can be a very strong energetic way to cleanse your Stones. Sunlight is terrific for clear Quartz. After a sunbath on your windowsill, your clear Quartz Crystals will be noticeably brighter. Dark, opaque Stones like black tourmaline and obsidian can also be recharged by this method. This is an excellent technique for quickly energizing personal Stones. I suggest not leaving the Stones out in the sunlight for more than 8 hours at a time as well.

 Moonlight - I almost always use this method to clear and charge my Crystals. The moon light from a full moon is especially powerful at cleansing your Crystals and recharging them. I suggest putting them outside on the night of the full moon and taking them back into the house before noon at least because after the noon day sun it becomes draining to the Crystals energies. You can also place them outside during a new moon and cleanse them that way. I like this method of cleansing my Stones because every two weeks there is a full or new moon and I am always reminded at that time to cleanse and recharge my Crystals.

Smudging - You can use sweet grass, sage, or even incense to smudge your Crystals. Now begin to burn it until a good strong smoke is coming from your sage.  Hold the Crystal, gem or pendulum in this smoke for at least one minute and preferably three or four minutes.  This clears all negative energies that have become attached to this Stone but does not energize the gem or Crystal.  To re-energize the Stone, place it in a window so it can be exposed to the rays of the sun and moon.  Remember, they re-energize even when it’s cloudy.

White Sage is the only herb that I use to cleanse.  Others may recommend other herbs but I find that White Sage guarantees that the cleansing will be deep and complete.

Mother Earth  - You can bury your Crystals in the Earth and leave them there for 24 hours. Crystals and Gemstones come from the Earth so when you use this method it is as if you are giving them a little vacation from home and they are rejuvenating and reviving themselves as they spend time back in the Earth. Be sure to mark your Crystals where you bury them as to not lose them and also remember that the Earth contains moisture so for those Stones that should not be put into water it could affect or scratch them. You can also get a container of Earth and place that container of Earth in your home while you bury your Crystals and allow them to recharge, this method is good for those living in an apartment or somewhere they do not have a yard of their own.

Flowers - You can also soak Crystals in flowers such as rose petals, carnations etc for 24 hours. The flower essence removes the negativity and cleanses the Crystals. And of course, the purity and energy of the flowers will be transmitted to the Crystals.

Cleansing By Using Your Intention - For those who are practiced in using intent to make energetic changes, place the Crystals or gems in front of you, focus your mental energies upon these Stones, and ask the powers of the Universe to cleanse them of all negative energies and to re-energize your Stones for their maximum potential.  This method however requires much concentration and focus and you need to practice for some time to ensure whatever you are trying to clear is actually cleared.  And please remember to thank the Universe for doing this beautiful work for you.

Disclaimer:
The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.

List of Gemstones and How to Clean Them

Here is a list of some of the popular gemstones and how to clean them.

1. Turquoise: this gemstone has a chalky texture and is regarded as fragile. This gemstone should have a separate box to prevent chipping and scratching. Never handle it roughly. Avoid immersing it in water because it negatively reacts with chemicals. The surface can be wiped using a smooth and damp cloth. Don't use jewelry dips or even ultrasonic cleaners.

2. Lapis Lazuli: just like turquoise, this gemstone is easily chipped. It must be stored separately. Protective coatings of the lapis lazuli gemstones are easily removed so avoid immersing it in water. The cleaning procedures are the same as that of turquoise.

3. Coral: this is a porous and organic gemstone. Don't expose this gemstone in direct sunlight especially for long hours and you should also avoid large temperature variations. Simply wipe it with a damp smooth cloth.

4. Pearl: this is less durable as compared to other gemstones. Pearl is sensitive to dryness, acids, and humidity. After using pearl jewelries, you have to wipe it because they are easily discolored. You should have one pearl jewelry box. Don't mix it with other harder gemstones. If you have a cultured pearl, you can wash it in soapy yet mild water. Never dry the pearl in heat. Make sure you restring it every two years.

5. Larimar: you can keep this in a tissue or chamois bag, or in a separate box. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairsprays, and other chemicals. Color fading occurs when exposed to bright sunlight. You can use a drop of ammonia and soapy water to clean it; you can also soft brush to clean it.

6. Labradorite and Moonstone: these stones are primarily stored in oils before made into jewelries. Because of this, the gemstones don't crack or dry out easily. However, it is easily scratched. Wipe it with smooth and damp cloth and never use ultrasonic cleaners or jewelry dips.

7. Onyx and Chalcedony: avoid contact with harsh chemicals. Chipping and scratching can be avoided if the jewelry has a separate container. Use a soft brush and soapy water to clean it. Rinse the gemstones well.

8. Rose Quartz: avoid prolonged sun exposure to prevent color fading. Don't soak the gemstone and you can clean it using soapy water and soft brush. Never steam clean the gemstone and rinse it well.

9. Topaz: this is a very durable stone and does not easily chip nor scratch. Avoid too much heat and chemical exposure. Don't use ultrasonic cleaners, steam clean, nor soak. Use soft brush and soapy water to clean the gemstone.

10. Garnet: this gemstone is brittle. Avoid chemicals. Ultrasonic cleaners can't be used with an andradite but all other garnets can be cleaned with it. Don't soak.

11. Peridot: avoid too much heat exposure, harsh chemicals, and extreme temperature changes. Use soft brush and soapy water to clean it and then rinse thoroughly. Don't use ultrasonic cleaners nor steam clean.

The list of gemstones in this article are considered semi precious. These stones are less expensive as compared to the precious stones but still needs extreme and proper care. Gemstone jewelries are great investments and even the ancient people believed that the stones bring good luck. So if you have several different pieces of gemstones, be sure to get a jewelry box with different compartments so that you can place the gemstones in separate bins.

Benefits about Amethyst



Amethyst is an enchanting purple gem stone that has been adored by royalty throughout history, all the way back to 3000 B.C. in Egypt. Yet despite its royal pedigree, it's surprisingly inexpensive.

Amethyst is thought to stimulate right-brain activity and psychic intuition. It also benefits for removing impurities from the bloodstream, strengthening immunity and relieving headaches. The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst prevented drunkenness. The name amethyst comes from the Greek word amethysts, meaning "not drunken", or "sober". Drinking wine from an amethyst receptacle was thought to allow you to drink alcohol without fear of intoxication. I could have used an amethyst glass on my last birthday!


In Greek folklore, the god of wine, Bacchus, was angry at mortal human beings and decided to send his tigers to attack the next mortal to pass by. A young woman named Amethyst crossed his path, but before Bacchus's Tigers could attack, Goddess Diana intervened, turning Amethyst into a mound of purple quartz in order to protect her. Bacchus later felt ashamed of his aggression, and cried tears of wine over Amethyst, turning her quartz body into the purple stone it is today.

 

While I don't believe that story literally, I do believe that amethyst purifies the bloodstream, a factor in preventing drunkenness. It also increases your intuition, perhaps bringing your mind of its drunken stupor and allowing you to discern what's happening around you.  


I know you all take good care of your temples, but in the event that you do consume alcohol, consider wearing a piece of amethyst to preserve your mental edge. But don't rely on it to drive! 

Amethyst has long been prized as an ornament and amulet. Its most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness. The world amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning "non-intoxicating."

This stone has a long history with religious practices. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, instructions are given for placing heart shaped amethyst on the body of the deceased.


The Chaldean Magi believed this stone protected against evil sorcery and brought success and good luck. Amethyst was also said to grant an understanding of hidden knowledge.


At one time in China, pieces of amethyst were rented to people involved in lawsuits, as the stone was said to give one a more positive outlook, thus attracting a favorable outcome.
Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Crystalline Quartz is generally what is called amethyst and it ranges in color from pale lilac to deep purple. The pale colors are sometimes called "Rose de France" and can be seen set in Victorian jewelry. The deep colors are the most valuable, particularly a rich purple with rose flashes.

Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. Generally, amethyst from South America tends to be available in larger sizes than African amethyst but amethyst from Africa has the reputation for having better, more saturated, color in small sizes. Very dark amethyst, mostly in small sizes, is also mined in Australia. 


Mystical Properties:
Stone of "Spirituality and Contentment" Amethysts have a soothing and relaxing effect on people, they promote healthy sleep habits when placed on the body or under the pillow.

Amethyst promotes shrewdness in business matters, gives victory and quickens the mind to help control negative thoughts.

Because the stone has trans-mutational energies, it helps to open gateways into intense and transforming spiritual experiences, and can protect the wearer from black magic. Known as a change stone, amethyst can bring about any type of change in your life and consciousness. It also breaks up old emotional thought processes and assists psychic opening in a grounding manner.


Healing Properties:
An amethyst crystal is nearly indispensable to healers. Single crystals are very beneficial but clusters are even more powerful. Powerful enough in fact that a cluster of amethyst can cleanse other stones.
When worn, amethyst will alleviate migraines. Headaches caused by nerves will subside when a amethyst cross section or geode is placed in the room. It is also used to help improve concentration. Amethyst calms mental disorders, purifies the blood, strengthens the immune system as well as balancing and healing all chakras.

People who regularly wear an amethyst necklaces are said to fascinate others with their personality and charisma.


Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Deities: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana

Amethyst is said to attract justice and protect against burglars and thieves. It also wards off danger and violent death.

Amethyst increases the activity in the right brain, cuts through illusion, and helps to develop the psychic abilities. It strengthens and develops intuition, inspiration, healing, and channeling as well as raising thoughts and aspirations to a higher spiritual level.

Store a small piece of amethyst with your tarot cards or runes to keep the power of the divination tools high.


Zodiac:
Associations: Jupiter, Neptune

Traditional Birthstone for the Month of February.

Stone of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn.

Amethyst brings clarity to the conscious and unconscious mind.

Chakra Classification:
Placed on the 7th, or Crown Chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and confidence in life.

Amethyst is considered the other 7th, or Crown Chakra healing stone. It has many of the same qualities as clear quartz. Many people keep an Amethyst with their other stones to increase their effectiveness.

Amethyst is a good touchstone, a stone to keep in your pocket and rub several times a day for it's uplifting energy, or you can wear it on a chain around your neck, against your skin. It is said to help those with insomnia if placed under the pillow at night. 


Disclaimer:
The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.