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About Stones: Aquamarine

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Astrological Sign: Gemini, Pisces, Aries
Chakra: Throat
Lore: Aquamarine is a stone of courage. It accelerates the intellectual reasoning process and enhances the connection with our higher self. It brings tolerance to judgmental people and order to those overwhelmed by responsibility. It is a talisman for sailors.
Geology: Aquamarine means ‘Water of the Sea’ in Latin. It is a member, together with Emerald, of the beryl group. Aluminum beryllium silicate colored by iron, aquamarine ranges from blue to blue-green.
Localities: Brazil, South Africa, Maine, Connecticut, Afghanistan

About Stones: Staurolite

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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: Mother of Pearl

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Astrological Sign: Pisces
Chakra: Root
Lore: Mother of pearl carries the gentle, peaceful healing energy of the sea. It relaxes, soothes emotions, lessens feelings of sensitivity and helps reduce stress. Healing to those who are idealistic or realists, it aids in the attainment of acceptance. Mother of Pearl is a strong healer of the instinctive center, lessening survival-oriented fears. It is a source of cohesive energy when used in a group.
Geology: Sometimes referred to as MOP, mother of pearl is derived from the glossy inside of the pearl oyster shell.
Locality: Oceans

About Stones: Cowrie Shell

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Astrological Sign: Pisces
Chakra: Sacral
Lore: The cowrie shell is an ancient symbol for creation, birth, and re-birth. It can help us actualize a spiritual re-awakening. Used for manifestation, it will bring good fortune and affluence. The cowrie can inspire the creativity of excellence. They are a favorite element of female adornment in the African culture, and are a symbol of power in the Fiji and Solomon Islands.
Biology: Cowries are snails in the family Cypraeidae. There are over 250 known living species.
Locality: Warm seas

About Stones: Blue Lace Agate

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Astrological Sign: Pisces
Chakra: Throat, Heart, Brow, Crown
Lore: Blue lace agate is a highly inspirational influence when used for inner attunement. Use to reach high spiritual spaces and enter into high-frequency states of awareness. Blue lace agate helps build confidence in public speaking by encouraging focus and calm centeredness. 
Geology: A variegated form of chalcedony or microcrystalline quartz, blue lace agate displays a blue and white lace pattern.
Localities: Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico

About Stones: Bertrandite

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Astrological Sign: Pisces, Capricorn, Aquarius
Chakra: Root, Sacral
Lore: Bertrandite supports a smooth transition when undergoing change. It assists in the verbalization of hidden feelings. Bertrandite is reputed to enhance sexual energy.
Geology: This relatively new material, an opalized fluorite, is also called Beryllium Opal,  “Tiffany Stone”  and Ice Cream Opalite. It occurs in a mixture of cream or white opalite with purple fluorite, traces of yellow bertrandite, along with other red or black mineral inclusions. Mineralized beryllium nodules altered by a fluorine-rich solution form in the sequence dolomite-calcite-chalcedony-opal/fluorite. The nodules are recovered from an area where the bertrandite rock is mined commercially for the recovery of beryllium used in the manufacture of satellites and aircraft. Bertrandite is beryllium silicate hydroxide.
Composition: Be4Si2O7(OH)2
Hardness: 6-7
Locality:  Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine, Juab County, Delta, Utah

About Stones: Abalone Shell

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Astrological Sign: Pisces
Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus
Lore: Abalone shells are used to enhance smudging activities. The shells, revered by ancient tribes as magical gifts from the sea, were one of the earliest forms of wealth. They stimulate fertility of mind and body and improve self-image and physical power.
Biology: Abalone are mollusks with one-piece shells. They belong to the genus Haliotis which means “sea ear.” They are rounded or oval with a row of respiratory pores along one side.
Locality: Mexico