Gems, Crystals and even River rocks(ordinary), have special magically properties to them.

Common uses for Gems

Astral Projection- crystal, quartz, tourmalated opal

Beauty- amber, cat's eye, jasper, opal, orange zircon

Business success- bloodstone, malachite, green tourmaline, yellow zircon

Centering-calcite, brown zircon, brown jasper

Childbirth-geodes, pumice, sard

Courage-agate, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, carnelian, diamond, lapis lazuli, sard, dardonyx, tiger's-eye, red tourmaline, turquoise.

Defensive Magick- lava, onyx, sapphire

Dieting-moonstone, topaz

Divination-azurite, flint, hematite, jet, mica, moonstone, obsidian, tiger's-eye

Dreams-amethyst, azurite

Eloquence-carnelian, celestite, sardonyx

Friendship-chrystoprase, pink tourmaline, turquoise

Gambling-amazonite, aventurine, cat's-eye

Gardening-agate, jade, malachite, brown zircon

Grounding-hematite, kenzite, moonstone, obsidian, salt, black tourmaline

Happiness-amethyst, chrysoprase, yellow zircon

Healing & Health- agate, amber, amethyst, aventurine, azurite, bloodstone, calcite, carnelian, cat's-eye, celestite, chrysoprase, coral, quartz crystal, diamond, flint, garnet, hematite, holy stones, jade, jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, peridot, petrified wood, sapphire, sodalite, staurolite, sugilite, sulfur, sunstone, topaz, turquoise, red zircon

Longevity-agate, fossils, jade, petrified wood

Love-agate, alexandrite, amber, amethyst, beryl, calcite, chrysocolla, emerald, jade, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, malachite, moonstone, olivine, pearl, rhodocrosite, sapphire, sard, topaz, pink tourmaline, turquoise

Luck-alexandrite, amber, apache tear, aventurine, chalcedony, chrysoprase, cross stone, jet, lepidolite, olivine, opal, pearl, sardonyx, tiger's-eye, turquoise

Magickal Power- bloodstone, quartz crystal, malachite, opal, ruby

Meditation-geodes, sapphire, sodalite

Mental Powers- aventurine, emerald, florite, sphene, zircon

Money, Wealth, Prosperity, Riches- aventurine, bloodstone, calcite, cat's-eye, chysoprase, coal, emerald, jade, mother-of-pearl, olivinge, opal, pearl, peridot, ruby, salt, sapphire, spinel, staurolite, tiger's-eye, topaz, green tourmaline, brown, green, red zircon

Nightmares, to prevent- chalcedony, citrine, holey stones, jet, lepidolite, ruby

Peace-amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, calcite, carnelian, chalcedony, chrysocolla, coral, diamond, kunzite, lepidolite, malachite, obsidian, rhodocrosite, rhodonite, sapphire, sardonyx, sodalite, blue tourmaline

Physical Energy- beryl, calcite, rhodocrosite, selenite, spinel, sunstone, tiger's-eye, red tourmaline, red zircon

Physical Strength- agate, amber, beryl, bloodstone, diamond, garnet

Protection-agate, alum, amber, apache tear, calcite, carnelian, cat's-eye, chalcedony, chrysoprase, citrine, coral, crystal quartz, diamond, emerald, flint, fossils, garnet, holey stones, jade jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, lava, lepidolite, malachite, marble, mica, moonstone, mother-of-pearl, obsidian, olivine, onyx, pearl, petrified wood, pumice, ruby, salt sard, sardonyx, serpentine, staurolite, sulfur, sunstone, tiger's-eye, topaz, black tourmaline, red tourmaline, turquoise, clear zircon, red zircon

Psychism-amethyst, aquamarine, azurite, beryl, citrine, crystal quartz, emerald, holey stones, lapis lazuli

Purification-aquamarine, calcite, salt

Reconciliation-diamond, selenite

Sexual Energy- carnelian, sunstone, yellow zircon

Sleep-moonstone, Peridot, blue tourmaline

Spirituality- calcite, diamond, lepidolite, sphene, sugilite

Success-amazonite, chrysoprase, marble

Travel-chalcedony, orange zircon

Wisdom-chrysocolla, coral, jade, sodalite, sugilite

Cleansing Gems & Stones

As your chalice or athame is a tool of magick, so too are gems and stones. And with all tools, they need to be cleansed of past associations and lingering vibrations. Here are a few simple methods that I have found to be very effective. It can be used for one or many stones.

1)Fill a non metallic bowl with warm spring water and add a healthy dose of sea salt. Using your index finger stir the mixture and add your stones. Stir the mixture and stones and leave them undisturbed over night. Remove the stones from the mixture, and cleanse with spring water to remove any remnants of salt. Place the stones to dry and charge in the sun, removing them at night for 3 days.

2) Fill a non metallic bowl with sea salt and bury the stones in the salt over night, rinse with spring water to remove any salt residue and place to dry and charge in the sun for 3 days, removing them at night. * Don't use this process for use on shiny or highly reflective stones as the salt can remove some of it's glean.
Note: Tap water that has been boiled and cooled can substitute for spring water and regular salt can be used in place of sea salt.

How often should I cleanse my stones?

This depends on how often you are using your stones. Perhaps you have been using a bloodstone every day for a week for health purposes. Your stone will no doubt be in need of cleansing and charging. About every month or two.

Planetary Rulers

Here is a correspondence table of the various stones associated with each planet, the rituals they are suited for and candle colours you can use to enhance the ritual.

Useful in legal matters, healing, protection, success, illumination, magickal energy and physic energy.
Candles-orange or gold.
Stones-Amber, orange calcite, carnelian, quartz crystal, diamond, pipestone, sulfur, sunstone, tiger's eye, topaz, zircon.

Use in rituals involving sleep, prophetic dreams, gardening, love, healing, the sea, the home, fertility, peace, compassion and spirituality.
Candles- white or silver.
Stones-Aquamarine, beryl, chalcedony, quartz crystal, moonstone, mother-of-pearl, pearl, sapphire, selenite.

Used for strengthening mental powers, eloquence, divination, studying, self-improvement, communication, travel and wisdom.
Stones-Agate, aventurine, mottled jasper, mica, pumice.

For rituals promoting love, fidelity, reconciliation, interchanges, beauty, youth, joy, happiness, pleasure, lick, friendship, compassion, meditation and rituals involving women.
Stones-Azurite, blue/pink/green calcite, cat's eye, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, coral, emerald, jade, green jasper, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, olivine, peridot, sodalite, blue/green/pink/watermelon tourmaline, turquoise.

Useful for promoting courage, aggression, healing after surgery, physical strength, politics, sexual energy, exorcism, protection, defensive magick and rituals involving men.
Stones-Asbestos, bloodstone, flint, garnet, red jasper, lava, onyx, pipestone, rhodocrosite, rhodonite, ruby, sard, sardonyx, red/watermelon tourmaline.

Good for spirituality, meditation, psychism and religious rituals.
Stones-Amethyst, lepidolite, sugilite.

These stones are good for grounding, centering, protection, purification and luck.
Candles-gray, brown.
Stones-Alum, apache tear, coal, hematite, brown jasper, jet, obsidian, onyx, salt, serpentine, black tourmaline.

Elemental Rulers

Here is a listing of stones and how they related to the four elements along with corresponding candle colours.

Stones related to this element are useful in promoting peace, grounding and centering of energies, fertility, money, business success, stability, gardening and agriculture.
Stones- Green agate, moss agate, alum, green calcite, cat's eye, chrysoprase, coal, emerald, brown jasper, green jasper, jet, kunzite, malachite, olivine, peridot, salt, stalagmite, black tourmaline, green tourmaline, turquoise.

Air is the element of communication, travel, and the intellect.
Stones- Aventurine, mottled jasper, mica, pumice, sphene.

Fire stones are used for protection, defensive magic, physical strength, magical energy, courage, will power (such as dieting), and purification.
Stones- Banded agate, black agate, brown agate, red agate, amber, apache tear, asbestos, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, quartz crystal, diamond, flint, garnet, hematite, red jasper, lava, obsidian, onyx, pipestone, rhodocrosite, ruby, sard, sardonyx, serpentine, spinel, sulfur, sunstone, tiger's eye, topaz, red tourmaline, watermelon tourmaline, zircon.

Stones of this element are used in love rituals and for healing, compassion, reconciliation, friendship, purification, de-stressing, peace, sleep, dreams and psychism.
Stones- Blue lace agate, amethyst, aquamarine, azurite, beryl, blue calcite, pink calcite, celestite, chalcedony, chrysocolla, coral, quartz crystal, geodes, holey stones, jade, lapis lazuli, moonstone mother-of-pearl, pearl, sapphire, selenite, sodalite, sugilite, blue tourmaline, green tourmaline, pink tourmaline.

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