Gemstones are often referred to as Nature’s Butterflies. Colorful and exotic, they also serve a deeper purpose for which they are becoming more popular and sought after. Healing Stones, crystals and semi-precious gemstones come from one core source – the Earth. Created from the magma from the Earth’s inner core, these stones have been heated, cooled, and are often amongst the most ancient objects on the planet. Each Gemstone has a healing power which is specifically based on its organic composition and location in metaphysical field. If you are a believer, here’s a list of top 10 Healing Gemstones and their Powers.
TURQUOISETurquoise is one of the oldest protective stone. It combines energies of heaven and earth to to provide inner strength and protection from harm. It is a healer of the spirit, including wisdom, trust, and kindness. Turquoise has calming effects when speaking in public. It helps us to express ourselves and aids in creative problem solving. This powerful stone also stimulates our intuition and helps in meditation.
AMETHYSTAmethyst signifies Prosperity, Peace and Spirituality. It is also said to help prevent various ailments related to body and provides protection against them. It is a healer of the spirit that includes wisdom, trust, and kindness. This stone gives you strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and helps provide a connection to the spiritual world. It is know to calm and bring clarity to the mind, to relieve stress, sooth sadness, anger and anxiety and balance mood swings. It also helps us to focus and stimulates motivation, concentration and memory.
MOONSTONEAs ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Moonstone is revered as an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom.
LAPIS LAZULILapis is the stone of royalty, wisdom and understanding. It has been most favored stone of kings and rulers over centuries for strength and wisdom that Lapis is believed to bestow on its wearer. It reminds that wisdom of all universe lies within you and its power is yours to harvest.
ROSE QUARTZWidely known as the “love” or “heart” stone, Rose Quartz encourages unconditional love and opens its wearer to all forms of love: self love, romantic love, family love, platonic love … It’s heart opening qualities act soothing on the nervous system, decreasing stress levels and increasing happiness, trust and harmony. Rose Quartz stimulates peace, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, inner peace and tolerance. It increases ones ability to love oneself as well as others. It helps heal emotional wounds and increases its wearer’s sense of self-worth.
CITRINECitrine is an absolute power stone, energizing its wearer on all levels. It is known to attract prosperity and success. Citrine increases self-confidence and stimulates creativity, enthusiasm, and joy. As it helps you get centered and rest in your power, Citrine is great to help in making important decisions. It also balances emotions and gives relief for depression, stress and anxiety, bringing joy, optimism and love to its owner. This beautiful yellow-gold crystal is unique in its power to dissolve negative energy without the need to be cleansed.
AMAZONITEAmazonite has extremely soothing quality and acts calming on the brain and the nervous system. It brings balance into our life and gives relief to blockages due to trauma or fear. It stimulates integrity, truth and honour and is said to balance male and female energies. Amazonite increases confidence and strengthens communication skills, helping us to express ourselves. It is a particularly good stone for writers and artists, increasing creativity and self-expression. It is a great stone to open our minds and help us see both sides of a problem, hence being a great helper in leadership. Amazonite helps us let go of any greed or selfishness, encouraging patience, compassion and tolerance.
ONYXOnyx is an excellent stone for stressful or challenging situations as it gives us strength and support. It’s soothing qualities alleviate fear and worries and encourage wise decision-making. Onyx is known to increase happiness, intuition and good fortune. It is known to help us change bad habits and keep emotions under control. Onyx helps us to focus and stay grounded.
CRYSTAL QUARTZCrystal Quartz is very powerful for healing, meditation and spiritual growth. It is harmonizing and balancing, purifying the spirit, mind and physical body. It can be utilized to bring light and energy into our spiritual bodies. It enhances mental abilities and can be ‘programmed’ and imprinted with any desired energy or information. Crystal Quartz is powerful for protection and amplifies positive energy and thought. Due to its power to open up all chakras, it is a great stone for relaxation and also to be combined with other stones, as it amplifies their powers. Crystal Quartz enhances psychic abilities and promotes overall harmony and balance. It brings clarity to thoughts as well as actions, allowing us to see things more clearly.
HOWLITEHowlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare the user or wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation. Howlite absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity.