Category Archives: About Stones

About Stones: Yttrium Fluorite

yttrium

Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart, Brow, Crown
Lore: Yttrium fluorite supports the state of self fulfillment. Its energy helps service oriented professionals maintain an attitude of understanding and detachment. Yttrium fluorite is used by psychics and clairvoyants to calm and focus the mind, often in combination with lapis lazuli, sodalite, amethyst, and clear quartz.
Geology: Yttrium fluorite, or yttrofluorite is a rare and extremely dense form of light purple fluorite exhibiting a fine translucency. In this variety of fluorite, yttrium has partially replaced the calcium in its structure.
Locality: Little Patsy Quarry, Jefferson County, Colorado

About Stones: Wild Horse Magnesite

wildhorse

Astrological Sign: Aries
Chakra: Crown, Root
Lore: Magnesite encourages dynamic ideas and vivid imagery. It eliminates self-deceit and instills peace during meditation. Use magnesite to ground the intellect and allow the crown chakra to open. Magnesite is used in crystal healing to relieve the symptoms of PMS.
Geology: Magnesite is magnesium carbonite. “Wild Horse” magnesite is the marketing name for a new find mined in southern Arizona. Predominantly brown with white plumes, it is magnesite mixed with hematite. Its appearance resembles the pattern on the Appaloosa horse.
Localities: Arizona

About Stones: Variscite

variscite

Astrological Sign: Scorpio, Taurus, Gemini
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Variscite encourages truthfulness and authenticity. It lifts the spirits, but also has a calming effect. It supports sobriety and rational thinking. Variscite helps us become spiritually aware and perceptive.
Geology: Variscite is a translucent green phosphate with a vitreous or waxy luster. It commonly occurs in massive form, or as crusts, veins, or concretions where water containing phosphates has altered aluminum-rich rocks.
Localities: Australia, Nevada

About Stones: Thunder Egg

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Astrological Sign: Gemini
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Thunder eggs are named after a myth which tells that they were thrown upon the earth by angry gods. They are used to attract like-minded people, instill a sense of community, and to decrease anger and hostility.
Geology: Thunder eggs are spherical agate-filled nodules. All of them have a characteristic star frame, but no two are ever alike. Agate, a form of chalcedony, belongs to the quartz family of minerals. Volcanic action created cavities and gas pockets that were later filled by silica. The cavities then became solidified, producing the agates dug today.
Locality: Oregon

About Stones: Sunstone

sunstone

Astrological Sign: Libra, Leo
Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Lore: Sunstone can be used to clear and energize the chakras. It increases vitality, independence and originality, and provides luck in games. In medicine wheel rituals, it is placed at the center for contact with spirit guides. 
Geology: Sunstone or oligoclase is an aventurine feldspar which shows brilliant metallic reflections due to light interference on tiny included hematite or goethite platelets. It is sodium calcium aluminum silicate.
Localities: Norway, Canada, Russia

About Stones: Sulfur

sulfur

Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Solar plexus, Crown
Lore: Sulfur has been used by South American and Mexican Indians in ceremonial healings and is thought to synthesize the four directions, Mother Earth and Father Sky. It eliminates depression, negative thoughts and emotions, and serves as a channel linking the soul with the physical world.
Geology: Sulfur is an elemental mineral with an unmistakable deep yellow color and a hardness of 2. Specimens should be protected from moisture.
Localities: Mexico, California, Italy

About Stones: Stromatolite

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Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Root
Lore: Stromatolite helps free the mind from suspicions built on the past, encouraging invention and discovery. The energy of Stromatolite serves to cleanse the environment in which it rests, and stimulates positive behavior modification in children.
Geology: Stromatolites are fossil algae, sometimes called “picture algae,” that thrived in warm aquatic environments and built reefs similar to today’s coral. The specimens below from England, with their unique pictures created by algae in limestone, are over two billion years old. As well as being the oldest record of life on earth that can be seen without magnification, stromatolites are also the longest living forms of life on this planet. They can be traced back 3.5 billion years to the early Archean eon. The photosynthesizing cyannobacteria that formed the stromatolites’ colonial structures are believed to have been responsible for the creation of the earth’s oxygen atmosphere. They were the dominant life form on earth for over two billion years. Now nearly extinct, modern stromatolites were first discovered in Australia in 1956. They live a precarious existence in only a few localities worldwide. Known locations include the thermal springs of Yellowstone National Park, lakes in Antarctica, and the ocean off the Bahamas.
Localities: England, Utah

About Stones: Staurolite

staurolite

Astrological Sign: Pisces
Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar plexus
Lore: Staurolite, also known as the “Fairy Stone” or “Fairy Cross” is used as a good-luck talisman. Legend tells that the tiny cross-shaped crystals were formed from the crystallized tears of fairies bearing news of the death of Christ. Staurolite is used to combat stress, depression and addictions, particularly to tobacco.
Geology: Staurolite forms reddish brown to black stubby prismatic crystals, frequently occurring in characteristic cruciform twins in either a Greek or St. Andrew’s cross.
Localities: New Hampshire, Virginia, Russia

About Stones: Serpentine

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Astrological Sign: Gemini
Chakra: Crown, Root
Lore: Serpentine enhances the meditative state and is useful in the rise of kundalini. Calming in cases of stress and nervousness, it aids in balancing mood swings. It helps to establish boundaries and find inner peace.
Geology: Serpentine forms during the metamorphosis of alkaline igneous rocks. The color may range from olive green, yellow-green, to light green. It is often called “New Jade.”
Localities: Arizona, China, Peru

About Stones: Selenite

selenite

Astrological Sign: Taurus
Chakra: Crown, Brow
Lore: Selenite, named for the ancient Moon Goddess Selene, provides for mental clarity. Like a sharp sword of awareness, it cuts through unconscious assumptions about ourselves and our surroundings. Lovers can trade selenite crystals to help reconcile differences. Selenite activates the aspect of our nature that is true spiritual feeling.
Geology: Selenite, a crystallized form of gypsum, is a hydrous calcium sulfate. It is one of the first minerals formed by evaporating salt water in land locked bodies isolated from the open ocean.
Localities: Chihuahua, Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas