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Here's a little bit about crystals and gemstones that you might find of interest, along with a little colour chart to help you negotiate the rather extensive list. Clicking on any of the links will open a new window for you - simply close the window to return to this page!

= Starsign = Birthstone = Anniversary Stone
= Weekday Stone = Season Stone = Properties

Agate:
Star Sign: Taurus, Libra
Properties: Aids strength and courage. Compels truth, promotes good manners,
happiness, intelligence, prosperity, longevity, fertility, and good health.
Alexandrite:
Star Sign: Gemini
Anniversary Stone: 55th
Amber:
Star Sign: Leo
Properties: Activates altruistic nature and realisation of the spiritual intellect. Guards
against memory loss, eccentric behaviour, anxiety, inability to make decisions, thyroid
problems.
Amethyst:
Star Sign: Aquarius, Pisces, Sagittarius
Birthstone: February
Anniversary Stone: 6th
Weekday Stone: Wednesday
Properties: Increases spiritual awareness, has calming and soothing influence, has
ability to transmute negative into positive, very effective as a healing stone. Has ability to
prophesy, and wards off drunkenness. Calming and protective, aids meditation, aids in
purification and regeneration on all levels of consciousness. Calming, grounding, a
cleanser and spiritual stimulator, strengthens heart, cleanses liver of toxins, excellent for
lung problems.
Aquamarine:
Star Sign: Aquarius, Gemini
Birthstone: March
Anniversary Stone: 19th
Properties: Aids mental clarity and meditation, calms nerves. Wear to avoid fluid
retention, coughs, fear, and eye problems.
Aventurine:
Properties: Creates positive attitude and creative insight. Eliminates psychosomatic ills,
fear, skin diseases, and nearsightedness.
Azurite:
Star Sign:  Taurus, Virgo
Properties: Helps one let go of old belief systems, dissolves fear and helps transform it
into understanding. Opens the psychic eye. Good for dreams and improving one's
psychic ability.

Beryl:
Star Sign: Capricorn, Gemini
Bloodstone:
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthstone: March
Properties: For healing and strength. Stimulates flow of energy for healing. Removes
emotional blockages. A talisman for warding off all accidents and disease, especially
suitable for men.

Carnelian:
Star Sign: Aries
Weekday Stone: Thursday
Properties: Highly favourable to health, long life, and good fortune. Its special virtue
is the fulfilment of one's wishes if the stone is worn near the heart.
Chalcedony:
Properties: Stimulates creativity, guards against touchiness and melancholy.
Chrysolite:
Properties: Inspiration and prophecy.
Citrine:
Birthstone: November
Anniversary Stone: 13th
Properties: Enables self-esteem. Stimulates openness and awakening of the mind.
Helps eliminate toxins. Encourages healing on the emotional and mental levels, helps
unblock subconscious fears, and serves as a natural relaxant.
Coral:
Star Sign: Aries, Scorpio
Properties: Protects children from evil influences and safeguards teenagers during
highly emotional periods. Balances physical energy and relaxes tensions. Carries
the creative vibrations of the sea.

Diamond:
Star Sign: Pisces, Aries
Birthstone: April
Anniversary Stone: 10th and 60th
Weekday Stone: Saturday
Season Stone: Winter
Properties: Enhances the dream state, helps alleviate stress, balances polarities, and
increases healing ability.

Emerald:
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthstone: May
Anniversary Stone: 20th and 35th
Weekday Stone: Tuesday and Friday
Season Stone: Spring
Properties: Promotes creativity, stimulates perception and insight, strengthens memory.
Beneficial effect on the eyes. Transmits balance, healing and patience, increases
psychic and clairvoyant abilities.

Fluorite:
Properties: Also called "Fairy Gem". Promotes well being, enhances concentration
and meditation. Powerful spirit guide. Opens and softens the way for the use of
other stones. Excellent used in aquariums-provides needed minerals. Charge on
windowsill at night.

Garnet:
Star Sign: Capricorn, Scorpio
Birthstone: January
Anniversary Stone: 2nd
Properties: Thought to assist in seeing into past incarnations. Stimulates happiness,
peace, balance, patience, inspiration, and persistence.

Hematite:
Properties: Absorbs negativity, calms the emotions and promotes optimism. Worn as
an amulet it confers strength . Considered to be a grounding stone. Helps maintain
balance between body, mind, and spirit. Also known as the "Worry Stone".

Iolite:
Anniversary Stone: 21st

Jade:
Star Sign: Pisces
Anniversary Stone: 12th
Properties: Brings good fortune and health to its owner. Stimulates practicality,
wisdom, and universal attunement. Thought to provide a link between the spiritual and
the mundane.
Jasper:
Star Sign: Aries, Virgo
Properties: Safeguard personal independence, said to bring inspirational warnings
when there is danger of unfair domination from others. Balances emotions and
stress. Aids in all intestinal tract troubles and infections.
Jet:
Star Sign: Capricorn

Lapis Lazuli:
Star Sign: Aquarius, Taurus
Anniversary Stone: 9th
Properties: Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, and psychic experiences. Healing and
strengthening when worn next to the skin. Strengthens mind and body to spiritual
awareness.

Malachite:
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Properties: Stimulates clear vision and insight, represents hope and inner peace. This
stone supposedly has equal amounts of negative and positive forces, thereby adding
to the balance of physical and spiritual life. Used to release repressed emotions and
for physical detoxing.
Moonstone:
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthstone: June
Properties: Aids in bringing forth memories of past lives. Reflects the wearers being
and feelings and has a calming effect on emotions. Promotes unselfishness and clarity
of spiritual understanding.
Moss Agate:
Properties: Aids in the restoration of energy, and is widely used in healing. Believed
to bring the wearer happiness, wealth, health, and long life. Increases ability to ward
off self-induced anger and inner bitterness. Moss green-balances emotional energy.
Moss red-balances physical energy. Blue lace-gives tranquillity.

Obsidian:
Star Sign: Capricorn
Properties: Protects the gentle from being abused. Used as a stabiliser. Good as
a stomach, intestine and general muscle tissue healer.
Onyx:
Star Sign: Capricorn
Anniversary Stone: 7th
Properties: Objective thinking, spiritual inspiration, control of emotions and passions,
helps eliminate negative thinking, apathy, and stress.
Opal:
Star Sign: Libra
Birthstone: October
Anniversary Stone: 14th
Properties: An unlucky stone which can interfere with love and marriage unless one
was born between September 23rd and November 21. To these people it will give
second sight, or clairvoyance, and prevent contagion from the air.

Pearl:
Star Sign: Gemini, Cancer
Birthstone: June
Anniversary Stone: 3rd, and 30th Jubilee
Weekday Stone: Monday
Properties: Stimulates feminine qualities, used to focus attention, helps pull together
mental and spiritual forces, and creates peace of mind.
Peridot:
Star Sign: Leo
Birthstone: August
Anniversary Stone: 16th
Properties: Dispels fears, guilt, and depression. Used to counteract negative emotions
and to promote healing of the spirit. Protection, prosperity, calm, and balance.
Pyrite:
Properties: Enhances mental capacity and attracts money to owner. Has protecting,
shielding aspect for physical, mental, emotional levels. Shields from negative energy,
strengthens circulatory system, clears oxygen in the blood. Also known as Fool's Gold.

Quartz:
Star Sign: Capricorn, Gemini
Weekday Stone: Monday
Properties: Amplifies healing energy. Used to help draw out pain. Good stone for
meditating on. Very potent and often worn to protect from negative vibrations. Cleanse
regularly.

Rhodochrosite:
Star Sign: Virgo
Properties: Unconditional love and forgiveness, protection from the evil eye, and helps
one utilise the creative power of the higher energy centres.
Rhodonite:
Properties: Alleviates anxiety, confusion and mental unrest. Promotes calm, self
worth, confidence and enhanced sensitivity.
Rose Quartz:
Properties: Worn or carried for love, fidelity, peace. Aids intuition and emotional
balance. Reduces stress and tension - cools hot tempers. Vibrations of universal
love and inner serenity. Helps heal emotional pain, enhances love, self-love, and
promotes a positive outlook.
Ruby:
Star Sign: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio
Birthstone: July
Anniversary Stone:15th and 40th
Weekday Stone: Tuesday
Season Stone: Summer
Properties: The stone of freedom, charity, dignity and divine power. Increases vigour,
renews vitality and cleanses the blood. The stone of courage. Helps banish grief for
those in mourning.

Sapphire:
Star Sign: Aquarius, Virgo
Birthstone: September
Anniversary Stone: 5th and 45th
Weekday Stone: Thursday
Season Stone: Autumn
Properties: Promotes spiritual enlightenment, inner peace, and acts as an
anti-depressant. Said to aid psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection.
Sardonyx:
Star Sign: Leo
Birthstone: August
Properties: Increases mental self control, guards against depression, anxiety, and grief.
Smoky Quartz:
Properties: Calms the mind. Eases depression, fear and panic.
Snowflake Obsidian:
Properties: Teaches one the truth of oneself in relation to ones ego. Grounds spiritual
energy to the physical plane. Absorbs negativity.
Sodolite:
Properties: Helps intellectual understanding of a situation, awakens the third eye, and
cleanses the mind.
Spinel:
Anniversary Stone: 22nd

Tanzanite:
Anniversary Stone: 24th
Tiger Eye:
Anniversary Stone: 18th
Weekday Stone: Friday
Properties: Calms emotions, protects against external stresses, mind focuser. Helps
purify the blood system and restores physical energy.
Topaz:
Star Sign: Taurus, Scorpio
Birthstone: November
Anniversary Stone: 4th and 23rd
Weekday Stone: Sunday
Properties: Calms emotions, and protects against external stresses. Protects against
insomnia and depression, acts as a mood elevator, revitalises and stimulates creative
thinking processes.
Tourmaline:
Star Sign: Pisces, Libra
Birthstone: October
Anniversary Stone: 8th
Properties: Lifts fears and negative conditions. Causes the wearer to be flexible,
understanding and more objective in purpose and reason. Electric and magnetic
properties. Works as protective shield, consumes negative energy without releasing
it into the atmosphere, has to do with visions and ''seeing'' with compassion, teaches
one to expand limited concepts of thinking.
Turquoise:
Star Sign: Pisces, Cancer, Sagittarius
Birthstone: December
Anniversary Stone: 11th
Weekday Stone: Saturday
Properties: The ''Master Healer''. Protects against environmental pollutants, strengthens
the anatomy and guards against all disease.

Zircon:
Star Sign: Scorpio, Sagittarius
Birthstone: December

Note: Anniversaries not listed are not gemstone anniversaries

 

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