Stones have always been seen by pagans as containing within them the energies of the Earth Mother. Today, stones are often used to mark off the ritual space, and stone spells for protection and strength are common. Often spells in which you make a sachet will have you include a stone in your charm bag. Wearing a stone on your body, as jewelry or in a small pouch in your pocket, is the best known method of using stones for Magick.
You should have a special place to keep your stones, to avoid people picking them up. This can be as fancy as a velvet lined box, or as simple as a basket lined with cotton fabric. Purify your stones as you would any tool, or by washing them in spring water and drying them with a linen cloth.
of Justice, Used to help locate the guilty, increases
psychic awareness, Protection on the sea, As currency
peace, natural tranquilizer
work, Magick for animals
Earth magick, meditation
fertility, balances female hormones
courage, psychicism, healing, protection, sore throats
binding spells, retrieving lost objects, attraction, job
the Moon Goddess and Mother Goddesses, psychicism,
the Crone, stone of mourning to Native Americans, Scrying
immune system, protection, youthful appearance
healing, grounding, centering, focusing energy
most ocean deities, Moon magick, water spells
place of spirits
spells, peace, end violence, longevity
male hormones, protection
defense, strength in battle, vitality, healing
SOME SIMPLE STONE MAGICK
Use a bloodstone to help overcome states of depression due to a lowering of your body's vital energies. Place the bloodstone into a cup of spring water on your altar. Dip your finger into the water, and wet the center spot on your forehead. As you do this, visualize your body's energy and spirit returning, see yourself full of energy. After your ritual, dry the stone carefully and carry it with you for a few days. Don't be surprised if you start having cravings for certain foods. It is the magick's way of telling you what your body needs, so follow the impulses. After a few days, put the stone away safely, until needed again.