Crystals & Gemstones:
Metaphysical Properties of Birthstone Colors:
January: Garnet: Aids the blood, heart, and lungs, and also to promote love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.
February: Purple amethyst: Aids in reduction of insomnia, arthritis, circulatory and pain issues. It is thought to promote peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.
March: Aquamarine: Known to release fear, calm nerves, and foster mental clarity, aquamarine (in Latin, “aqua” means water and “marine” means sea) is said to protect sailors and other ocean voyagers. It is also believed to aid & heal the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes, and ears.
April: Diamond: Those lucky enough to be born in the realm of the coveted diamond have many advantages. Called “adamus” by the ancient Greeks, which means invincible and indestructible, this gemstone symbolizes purity, perfection, and also authority. It is said to protect its owner from negative influences. When worn with other crystals it amplifies the effect they have on the wearer.
May: Emerald: Associated with Venus, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, this gemstone is said to protect lovers from infidelity. Enhanced memory, eyesight, and intelligence are also byproducts of this gemstone, as is its ability to cure inflammation.
June: Pearl: It is identified for its calming properties, and is said to promote purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its bearer.
Moonstone: The stone of new beginnings. It is strongly connected to the moon and intuition. Moonstone is powerful in calming emotions, and promotes intuition and empathy. Thought to enhances psychic ability, balances male/female energies and encourages lucid dreaming. Helps the digestive and reproductive systems, and eliminates toxins in the body.
Alexandrite: The name of this gem comes from the Russian Tsar Alexander, and is mined in Siberia. Alexandrite is the rarest of all birthstones. When seen in natural daylight, it appears green in color with a rich russet tinge, but by artificial light it will change it to a full deep purple shade. Alexandrite is a crystal of contrasts. It opens intuition and metaphysical abilities. It brings joy, expands creativity, expedites change and is an emotional soother.
July: Ruby: Integrity, devotion, and happiness are qualities associated with this gemstone, as well as aiding "fiery" emotions.
August: Peridot: With abundance and prosperity hallmarks of this gemstone, it is said to heal relationship stress, lesson anger and jealousy, and slow the aging process.
September: Sapphire: Known as the gemstone of creative expression, inner peace, and meditation, it is said to encourage pain relief and encourage personal expression.
October: Pink Tourmaline: It is associated with the heart chakra in Hinduism and Buddhism, signifying unconditional love and compassion. It is said to release tension and improve hand-eye coordination, help dyslexia, as well as promote overall flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, and tolerance.
Opal: Strengthens the will to live, treats infections & fevers, and strengthens memory.Opal stimulates originality and creativity, and aids in expressing one's true self.
November: Yellow Topaz: Considered among the most powerful of gemstones, it signifies emotional balance and gives protection from greed. Citrine: Promotes increased hearing and fosters success, clarity of thought, and abundance.
December: Blue Zircon: Known for the power to relieve pain, whet the appetite, protect travelers from disease and injury, as well as ensure a warm welcome and to prevent nightmares guaranteeing a deep, tranquil sleep.
Tanzanite: Known as a high vibrational stone, it facilitates a deep meditative state as well as inner and outer journeying. Aids ailments of the head, throat and chest. It is a detoxifier, strengthens the immune system, and regenerates cells.
Turquoise: Known as a healing and balancing stone, it’s lore and traditions go back thousands of years. The Aztecs believed it was sacred and made masks and other adornments for ceremonial purposes & battles, as a protective stone. It provides solace for the spirit and well being for the body.
Additional Healing Stone Properties:
Amber: Purifies the body, mind and spirit. Clams nerves, helps one to choose and be chosen. Aids in the art of manifestation to bring that which is desired to reality.
Amethyst: Great for spiritual awareness, intuition, dreaming, dispels nightmares, provides protection, and also used as a sobriety stone.(Also see February above)
Green Amethyst: Also known as prasiolite, is a very spiritual stone, assisting in bringing spiritual ideals into expression within everyday life.
Apatite: Highly psychic stone, good for communication and intellect. Can also aid in controlling weight gain.
Aquamarine: The stone of courage. Provides a shield for the aura. Stimulates, activates heals and cleanses the throat chakra. Great stone for thyroid and communication issues. (Also see March above)
Azurite: Known as the Heaven Stone, it stimulates the pursuit of the heavily self, and awakens the psychic self.
Bloodstone: Provides revitalization of love, relationships and friendships. Also a stone of battle and protection.
Carnelian: Aids creative visualization, stimulates emotions, can assist with lung ailments, asthma and arthritis.
Celestite: Connects to the angelic realm, ends worries, blocks noises, helps perfect chakra energy flow and balance.
Chalcedony: A nurturing stone that strengthens relationships and promotes goodwill.
Chariot: Assists in realizing that one is exactly where they should be during the moment. Helps headaches and general pains. Regulates blood pressure and cleanses the auric body.
Chrysoprase: Helps to heal a broken heart. Aids with acceptance of self and others. Good meditation stone.
Citrine: Stimulates mental focus and endurance. Known as The Merchant Stone assisting in acquiring and maintaining wealth.
Emerald: A stone of successful love, enhances memory and mental capacity. Brings harmony into one's life. (Also see May above)
Flourite: Helps one to focus, concentrate and get organized.
Garnet: A stone of health. Can be used to bring order to chaos. Good for strength and vitality.
Goldstone: Blue variation allows one to see light inside the dark places and glimpses of heaven. Green variation is good for pain and inflammation. Red variation is associated with vitality and energy.