Crystal meannings

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Just as an Abalone Shell provides safe shelter for abalone, it will also lend a protective, healing energy to your spirit. Shielding you from waves of negativity, the soothing energy of abalone shells is one full of peace, beauty, compassion and love. The Native Americans believe this shell to be a sacred shell and use it, along with sage, to carry messages to Heaven. Abalone is excellent to wear when you are in need of guidance in a relationship. 

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If your life constantly feels out of balance, with one aspect going well while another spins out of control, use agate to establish stability with its grounding energy. Connecting with your physical power, this crystal will slowly but surely help you to build up your strengths and diminish your weaknesses with acceptance. With increased concentration and confidence, the properties of agate make it easier to focus on what is good in your life, so that you can heal from mistakes and bring the harmony it instill in your spirit to everything you do. 

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If your mind is polluted with toxic negativity, clean it up with Amazonite. This stone will restore your spirit to its most serene state of being by eliminating your worries, self-doubts and frustrations. Often, pain that we experienced in our past will create an energy block in our present. This block can manifest into a difficulty expressing yourself in relationships, or even into creative slumps at work. By flooding your heart and throat chakras with loving energy, amazonite opens you up to release that which has hurt you. Free of those energy blocks, you better express yourself in every area of life. That’s what makes this stone highly beneficial for artists. 

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Amethyst is like a spa-day in a stone, it is the exact kind of relaxing energy that we could all use after a long day. Allow amethyst’s energy of contentment to sooth away the day-to-day stresses that keep you up at night. In working with the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst indulges your intuitions. This not only means that amethyst will help your body give into innate desires like sound sleep and relaxation, but it will also work with your third eye to balance the mind with insightful solutions to problems. 

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Your appetite for life, creative endeavors and passionate pursuits will feel nearly insatiable when overwhelmed by the exhilarating energy of Apatite. Working with the energy of this crystal helps you to not only recognize your ambitions, but chase after them with a newfound vigor. Let the inspirate this stirs within you, find new creative outlets. 

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Anxiety is like a weed—if you ignore it, it will take over. Apophyllite lets you be proactive against anxiety by pinpointing its destructive qualities with the energy of calm. Get rid of overactive thoughts, repressed emotions and negative patterns by using apophyllite to redirect your attention from the mind to the body. As apophyllite cleanses the third eye and crown chakras with a sensation of love, devote your attention to breathing in peace and exhaling any useless negativity that you still harbor. 

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Use Aquamarine to ride the positive waves toward closure, major life changes and a higher consciousness. The stress and fear that this stone washes away, leaves room peace and tranquility in their absence. Aquamarine protects the psyche from taking on dark vibrations and negative behavioral patterns. Easy is the essence of the smooth flowing energy of aquamarine. 

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If you’re heading to Las Vegas, forget about lady luck—aventurine is the one you want by your side! The whimsical energy of this shimmering crystal is especially conducive to the power of plenty. While it’s playfully referred to as a gambler’s stone, Aventurine is helpful to everyone. Sometimes a gamble looks less like a game, and more like a fork in the road of your life; a time when you have to decide between what is sound and secure, or taking a risk. In connecting with the heart chakra, Aventurine graces the spirit with an easy sense of confidence. The excitement it stimulates can promote a more optimistic outlook that will make jumping out of your comfort zone less scary. 

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Though Azurite gets its name from the word azure, meaning blue, the energy it blesses you with will have you feeling anything but blue. Azurite is often referred to as the “Stone of the Heavens,” as it aids in the pursuit of the heavenly self. It is believed to awaken psychic abilities, helping you to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance. It calms and relieves mental stress, helping you to clear your mind and dissolve any blocked energy. Native Americans valued it as a sacred stone for communication with Spirit Guides. The Mayans are also said to have used it for sacred and mystical communication. 

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Secure under the dome of Black Tourmaline’s protection, not even the worst energy downer can burst your happy bubble. Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful crystals for protection and elimination of negative energy. It helps to put an energetic boundary between you and others, so that you don’t pick up unwanted energies. When placed in the four corners of a room, Black Tourmaline seals the room with a protective shield. This formation assists in balancing out the energy and disolving blocks.

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Get your blood pumping with the revitalizing energy of Bloodstone. Let bloodstone 
fill you with a surge of courage, self-esteem, energy and protection so that 
you can enjoy living in the now. With the pure, upbeat energy of this crystal,
you’ll make the most out of every moment. 

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Blue Lace Agate

Fear of public speaking and fear of confrontations usually go hand in hand. If a clog in your throat chakra is holding you back, use the comforting energy of Blue Lace Agate to speak your truth. The relaxed peace of mind that blue lace agate establishes will promote insightful, authentic and articulate dialogue. 

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Hit the ground running with the grounding and reenergizing properties of Bronzite. 
This protective stone will postmark negative energy “Return to Sender,” 
and make sure that the bad vibes of others don’t make their way to you. 
In harmonizing all chakras, bronzite stimulates the entire chakric field so 
every chakra is functioning at its highest potential. If you’re going through a 
difficult situation where your energy is depleted and negativity is everywhere, 
let bronzite give you the energy to fight through and be your bronze shield 
against whatever negativity comes your way. 

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Carnelian is the life of the party. Creative and confident, the energy of carnelian 
motivates a rush of vibrancy within the sacral chakra to stimulate your inner star. 
Tapping into carnelian’s exciting properties will lend a sense of power that can 
prove especially beneficial for artists needing to break through creative blocks 
or those embarking on new projects + ambitions. Wear carnelian during a job 
interview to invoke the energies of opportunity and luck. With carnelian close, 
you’ll be sure to impress your prospects with your charm and vitality. 

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The name Celestite comes from the Latin word for heavenly, and its stress relieving
vibes will certainly feel like nirvana to a chaotic mind. Though it’s a high-vibrational 
crystal, the intensity of celestite’s uplifting nature is gentle enough to still be 
soothing. If you are experiencing anxiety from unfamiliar situations or difficult 
elationships, working with Celestite can bring clarity and aid in your ability to reconcile.
By instilling you with a calm approach, you will be better equipped to handle whatever life brings you. 

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If you are constantly looking toward the horizon, Chrysocolla is the energy your free 
spirit needs to stop dreaming about adventure and start one. 
Inspired by the energy of willpower, creativity, confidence and tranquility, you will feel 
motivated to transform your future ambitions into present realities. 
Use chrysocolla to commence a new beginning, and be on your way to happily ever after. 

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Derived from the French word “citron” meaning lemon, this crystal’s vibe is anything but sour!
Sweet is the essence of this fortune flourishing gem. The sunny attitude of citrine cultivates
energy that is fertile for growth. In working with the solar plexus chakra, citrine warms
the core to radiate power, centeredness, confidence and endurance throughout the body and mind.
Citrine is unique because it is one of few stones that, rather than absorbing negative energy, clears it.
It makes room for happiness and light so that the spirit is welcoming to a wide range of positive possibilities. 

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Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz maybe a rockstar among crystals, but it’s no diva—it shares its spotlight.
For those whose spirit needs illumination, clear quartz brings clarity to shadows within the mind.
The reason there is so much lore surrounding the Clear Quartz is because of how intensely it
resonates with the body. A universal healer, it links to all chakras to provide balance and harmony.
Its ability to be programed for manifestation is unlike any other crystal. By elevating thoughts and
 perspective, it will help manifest your intentions like never before. 

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Instead of getting pushed around, bulk up your spiritual strength with Dumortierite and stay true to
 yourself. While dumortierite lends patience, it won’t let you mistake patience for complacency.
 The energy of this crystal guides you with insight in how best to communicate in confrontations,
or cut toxic ties. As dumortierite makes you feel light and joyful, it also helps you to let go all the
 things that weigh you down. 

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Embrace the energy of fluorite, and flow right into those sweet dreams. Let fluorite guide
 you from a state of anxiety to one of tranquility by cleansing both your mind and environment.
This is an absorbent crystal that will neutralize all of the negativity around it.
Sleeping near or meditating with fluorite ensures mental clarity, and harmony between chakras. 

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Also known as the healer’s stone, tapping into the magical and restorative essence of Fuchsite
 is like sprinkling fairy dust over your emotional wounds. While the energy of fuchsite will
restore your spiritual health, it has no qualms about having to break and reset unhealthy mental
constructs in order to do so. If your tendency is to blame others and pose as the victim,
or to ignore your own problems as you attempt to fix those around you, fuchsite will force you
to confront these negative habits. Though it may sound harsh, the love, self-worth and sense
of independence that fuchsite infuses you with will ease the sting of any realizations. 

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Reenergize the crystal way with garnet, and you’ll have all of the vitality without the impending crash.
By arousing the chi, or life force, within the physical body, garnet encourages you to go
out and smell roses. Seize the day and all of your potential with help of this stone
 for enhancing health, passion and pleasure. 

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Green Calcite

Whether you’re planting an actual garden, or a garden of dreams, Green Calcite will
help you to create the energy of abundance so that your intentions can blossom into realities.
Use this stone to grow a brighter future through enhanced communication, mental fortitude
and spiritual balance. If you’ve been stuck in a comfortable rut, this crystal will help you to
 break free of that cycle, and bring on a positive transformation. 

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Hematite tells it like it is. If you’re spinning out of control, or spending all your time
going over things in your mind on constant replay, hematite is going to give you a reality check. 
It brings you out of your mind and back down to earth. Hematite’s energy focuses on the body, 
and it teaches us to do the same. Rather than over analyzing due to stress or anxiety, use 
hematite to connect to your root chakra so that you can stay grounded and just be. 

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Jade is like that outfit you wear on first dates or that necklace you wear on job interviews—
it always brings good luck. Through awakening a new outlook in the third eye chakra,
 jade opens you up to prosperity and abundance. The wisdom that this stone can bring has
been admired since ancient civilizations, and can still lend an insightful energy to your modern
day problems. Through instilling a sense of peace and purity within the mind, jade guides the
spirit until it has a clear vision of who you are truly meant to be.


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K2 Stone

Reach the highest peaks of your spiritual potential with K2 as your compass. A perfect coupling of
the stabilizing energy of granite and the spiritually ascending energy of azurite, K2 helps you to
establish that same harmony within your body and mind. Found on the peak next to the famed K2
mountain, this stone comes from harsh, snowy conditions. In tapping into its energy, you, too,
will learn to survive rough terrain with endurance and awareness. 

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Kambaba Jasper

Instead of letting your fears dictate who you are and what you do, embody the fierce strength of
 this crocodile-patterned stone to overcome those anxieties once and for all. Kambaba Jasper
will inspire a whole new mental outlook as you become aware of talents and capabilities that you never
knew you had. This stone can transform your life if you embrace the direction it points you in,
which will often be the scariest and most rewarding. 

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With the mystical energy of labradorite, sparks of neon will illuminate the path to your destiny.
Labradorite is a stone of magic and curiosity. Wearing or holding Labradorite helps you tap into a
higher state of consciousness. It’s a protective stone as well, so it will keep your energy body grounded,
while allowing you to explore the expanded states of the universe. By connecting to and healing all chakras,
it boosts mental and spiritual power. Labradorite opens you up, forcing you to become self-aware enough
to see what you want your true intentions to be. 

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LApis Lazuli

Realize your spiritual potential with the high vibrational energy of Lapis Lazuli. Full of the wisdom
and awareness that this stone brings, your soul will be ready to embark on a journey of awakening.
Strive toward enlightenment as you pursue your true destiny, and leave pettiness and stress behind.
This is a powerful stone for broadening your understanding, and should be used especially by those having
issues with self-expression. 

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Leopard Skin JAsper

Sometimes we get hurt, and no matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to move past it.
Leopard Skin Jasper surrounds you with self-healing energy to help you to lick those wounds away, 
and get back to most powerful self.  Through supplying ground energy to your base and root chakras, this crystal will
take you out of your head
and clear the insecurity and fears that reside there.  
Instead, get realigned with your simplest, 
most important goals. 

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Enter the next phase of your life with the help of Lepidolite. Through the transformational energy of this crystal, you can recognize where you want to be in life and what you need to change in order to get there. Lepidolite will guide you from chaotic stages of life, toward calm times of consistent progress and positivity. While the lithium in this stone is said to be good for those with turbulent emotions, it’s beneficial for anyone who is in need of a sense of stability. Transitions are tough, but with lepidolite to provide tranquility and balance, the journey can be a little bit easier. 

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Tough love from a tough crystal, Malachite is the friend you go to when you need that unfiltered relationship advice.
If some reason or another, something always seems to go wrong in your relationships, Malachite can
cleanse the chakras and bring you to a realization about what’s not working. It’s one of the most powerful
transformational crystals for the heart. The emotional balance it provides will encourage you to take the
action you need to remove negative patterns and enhance your transformational energy. 

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The milky radiance of this crystal represents tenderness, and is believed to bring lovers closer together.
 Moonstone is a magical stone that connects you to your divine feminine and inner Goddess.
It helps you unlock the energy of the Moon that resides within you to keep you in a more balanced state.
Moonstone acts as a guide to help you do what’s necessary to become more balanced, healthy and in sync.

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most self-aware of them all? With black obsidian in hand, it’s probably you.
Facing the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of ourselves is hard, but obsidian makes it easier.
Through showing you a reflection of your true self, obsidian forces you to accept yourself entirely.
It connects to the root chakra to ground you during contemplation. Working with black obsidian will
 assist you in cutting the stress and negative patterns from your life by first bringing them to your attention.
As you see what needs to be expelled from your life, obsidian rewards you by absorbing that toxic energy.
 No wonder they call it the stone of truth! 

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Ocean Jasper

Bring in the tide of high vibes with Ocean Jasper. Detox from the stress of life and allow the energy of 
Ocean Jasper to assuage your overburdened mind with positivity. Embrace and enjoy your journey
with other humans, and let happiness be the current you flow to. When difficulties arise, Ocean Jasper
will help your to avoid a crash by lending you the insight to peacefully navigate around them. 

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Sometimes, whether in our work life or our relationships, it can feel like we’re walking a tight rope.
Adopting the energy of Onyx let’s you breathe easier, giving you the balance, confidence and protection
to take the next step. Lending you strength of mind, onyx will help you to see what is weighing you down
and release it from your life. By fortifying your decision making capabilities, onyx encourages you to stop
concentrating on the rope or the potential to fall, and instead look forward at the bright future ahead of you.

CrysTAL Formations



Activation Crystals are recognised by an inclined window, which    is similar to, but less symmetrical than, the window formation. It is located on either side of the central (main) face. When to the left it is said to increase left brain function, and when to the right, right brain function. When referred to as time-line quartz, its properties are considered in terms of past and future. Left is said to give access to impressions from the past, right the future.

The properties of this activation crystals are closely linked to the window crystal, the only difference being the slight angle of the window. A parallelogram as opposed to the rhombus window crystals. As such its properties are not limited solely to the criteria already mentioned and share many of the properties of window crystals.


Barnacle crystals are recognized as crystals partially covered by many smaller, tiny crystals. They are essentially a type of mini-cluster and share the properties of clusters, one of the very best all-round healing crystals, especially good for chakra healing as the combined energy of the individual points combine to produce an energy greater than the sum of its parts.

These common but effective healing stones have properties related to issues of trust and dependence, especially in relation to the principle of family. Improves physical and intellectual fertility. In terms of chakra healing for physical fertility use on the sacral (2nd) chakra, for intellectual fertility use on the crown (7th) or heart (4th) chakra.


Bridge crystals are recognized as a smaller crystal which is part in, and part out of a larger quartz crystal. When the smaller crystals are relatively deep they are often referred to as "penetration bridge" crystals.

"Bridge crystals facilitate bridging between the inner and outer worlds, between the self and others residing on this planet, and between the self and other worlds... and are quite beneficial when one is working with the aspects of spirituality and with the advanced metaphysical areas, and attempting to share this knowledge with others.”

The properties of this very useful healing stone facilitate passing over or entering what was previously impassable or un-enterable. The essential geometry of the crystal is penetrated, providing access to inner worlds and issues previously inaccessible. Appreciated by shamans and those interested in "journeying" and useful for meditation.

Bridge crystals are useful for improving teaching skills, communication and group cohesion. In chakra healing they are useful in helping to remove blockages.


Candle, cactus, spirit and pineapple quartz are essentially the same formation though the latter tend to be stouter crystals. The small terminations covering the sides of the main, central crystal have the look of a candle covered in wax drips or the textured skin of the pineapple. Spirit quartz was originally named by African miners, its gorgeous amethyst shades reminded them of methylated spirits. For chakra healing this colour specifically resonates with the crown chakra (7th), the delicate pink shades are more in tune with the heart chakra (4th) and the earthier brown and grey tones are useful grounding and base chakra (1st) healing stones. This resonance indicates that the properties healing crystals are dependent not just on type but colour.

These crystals combine some of the properties of the multi-dimensional elestial and abundance of the barnacle formations. Excellent crystals for information retrieval and meditation and its form, the spiky "shell" also indicates it’s protective properties and usefulness as a shielding stone. 

Spirit Quartz (above)  Celestial Quartz (below)


Cathedral crystals are recognised by their "architectural” form, which bears a resemblance to multiple towers, like those of a castle or gothic cathedral.

Their unique metaphysical properties are said to give access to the Akashic records and past lives. For chakra healing they can be used on any or all of the chakras, but have a specific resonance with the heart chakra, which being central to the seven chakras, encourages balance. This useful healing stone shares multi-terminations with elestials, which they also share some properties with; these are summarised in the following quote.

"The Elestial quartz crystal is recognized by natural multi-terminations over the body or face of an etched and/or layered crystal. The Elestial contains the absolute and ultimate essential wisdom and can provide for transfer of this insight to the physical intellect via the higher-self.”


The main, front face is large and seven sided. Its opposite, rear face is a smaller triangle. Channelling crystals are an excellent example of how the properties of numbers relate to the metaphysical properties of crystals. Seven indicates wisdom and mysticism. Three indicates understanding what previously appeared irreconcilable, by the introduction of another factor/deeper vision. This vision "surfaces" as the triangle is the manifestation of a surface from a line in geometric progression. The combination of the numbers 7 and 3 always indicates a movement (3) of wisdom (7).

"The channelling crystal provides for a means of channeling and expressing truth and wisdom from both the inner realms of perfection and other worlds. It is symbolic of the student, the professor, the mystic and the seeker of wisdom.The channelling crystals can be used to access the wisdom from "within and without". They can be used to bring forth light and love from the most truthful and knowledgeable portions of the self. Sometimes there can be an encounter with other entities from whom one can learn; always check the information, given by the entity, with the personal inner knowing."

Channelling crystals are one of the most accessible healing stones, are extremely easy to work with and relatively common. Their properties facilitate a connection between our conscious mind and innate wisdom, as well as other planes of existence. The benefits of such an opportunity would be hard to exaggerate. Extremely useful for those who have a desire to develop their psychic abilities. For healers they effortlessly boost to intuitive insights into what is required, both for themselves and clients.


Clusters are crystals grouped on a common matrix. Where there is no matrix the crystals bridge together. These wonderfully healing crystals encourage a sense of community, creating harmony and removing negativity from its environment, whether that is on a body or in a room. One of the easiest crystals to use for chakra healing. The intrinsic group energy of clusters easily removes blockages and strengthens the all the chakras. The same properties make them the first choice for cleansing and activating other healing stones. Clusters sometimes contain many metaphysical formations, their properties all working together harmoniously.

"Quartz clusters serve to bring the "group” energy of the associated crystal to the surrounding environment, enhancing harmony and peace in groups, in the family, and in other social and/or business environments.”

"The quartz crystal is the connection between the physical dimension and the dimensions of the mind. It can be used to communicate with minerals, plants, animals, and intelligent forces outside the physical dimension. In early times, when all things were thought to be parts of a greater living consciousness, the quartz crystal was believed to synchronize the individual and total consciousness with that of the heavens and advanced life-forms."


This curved quartz formation is recognised as curvature of the whole crystal, causing it to bend slightly, or more commonly, curvature of individual sides in an otherwise straight crystal as in the picture. The curvature is caused by excessive amounts of energy being channelled by these crystals during their growth. The earths crust is 12% quartz (by volume) for a reason, the energetic properties of these wonderful crystals are working long before we find them.

"In the Curved Quartz Crystal curvature is produced during the developmental stages of growth and is a rather rare occurrence. The structure of the curved crystal provides for a continuous (when in ones energy field) alignment of the physical meridians and the nervous system, and the alignment of the physical, emotional, mental, etheric, astral, etc., bodies, singularly and with one another.”

"The Curved Quartz Crystal emanates a gentle, but powerful energy, and can be used to cleanse the aura, promote flexibility in ones attitudes, and to provide strength to ones decisions. It allows one to see the inner workings of any situation. It has been used in the treatment of spinal dis-alignment.” 

The properties of this exceptional healing stone allows it to smooth out imbalances in the energy flow of the meridians and subtle bodies, enabling the body to re-establish a healthier, more balanced equilibrium. Its gentle but powerful energy brings balance to all subtle bodies, singularly and with one another, making it a good choice in chakra healing. This benefit extends to the nervous system and is therefore useful in easing tension.

Curved quartz crystals help us see beyond convention and break it appropriately. An uncommon and powerful healing stone with unique properties.


Instead of growing from a matrix, double terminated crystals (floaters) grow from a central "seed", in the same way quartz is produced for the electronics industry. This produces two points in opposite directions. Remarkable on its own, but these crystals are not only capable of structuring, storing, transmitting and amplifying diverse energies, the properties of quartz in general, but being an independent whole, posses extra properties. It is these properties of energy creation and amplification that make them so prized as healing crystals. 

These relatively common crystals have an overwhelmingly positive effect on health. Simply carry, put under your pillow at night, or place in drinking water to produce a simple but effective gem elixir. DT's are one of the best stones for chakra healing as they can be used on any chakra or touching the coloured healing stones to amplify their effect.

"Double terminated crystals can assist in providing one protection from mental and physical harm. Carrying a double terminated crystal can enable one to maintain ones energy shield. Excellent for astral projection and dreaming - place them under you pillow at night and they can increase and intensify the dream state. They are also excellent for use in meditation.” 

Worn or carried, their properties act without conscious direction, intensifying the aura, providing subtle and physical protection. Ayurveda, the extremely sophisticated medical knowledge of ancient India, understands the aura to be the first wave of the immune system. The benefits of strengthening the aura are more tangible than most would imagine, giving a feeling of having more energy and shielding from unwanted frequencies, sometimes called etheric pollution.


Dow crystals are recognized as having 6 faces (as always), with 7-3-7-3-7-3 face sides. A remarkable and rare healing stone, the properties of which efficiently combine the archetypes of 3 and 7 perfectly and harmoniously.

Those interested in numerology or sacred geometry will immediately recognize such a structure as significant. The most symmetrical and balanced of all the crystals, combining the properties of both channelling and transmitter crystals, as well as exhibiting their own unique properties. Dows are the ultimate crystal for balancing energies and are therefore healing to the physical, mental and emotional bodies. In chakra healing they provide a tuning fork that resonates with each chakra to "remind" it of it's innate harmonious, balanced frequency. 

In looking at the qualities of these numbers we can receive much insight into understanding the potency of the geometry of crystals. In music, 7 notes span 3 octaves, there are 7 chakras and white light is divisible into 7 main colours. There are many trinities. 3 primary colours, 3 gunas (modes of consciousness in Vedic philosophy), the "action, reaction and resultant" of the physicist, the past, present and future of time and in Arthurian legend, only 3 knights found the Grail. The easiest way to understand this archetype of 3 in Dow crystals is 1, 2, through. What comes through is the wisdom of 7.

Occasionally, the triangles of Dows are so tiny that they appear not to be there. However, as quartz must have 6 faces and 2 of the 3 seven sided faces meet where only 5 faces can be counted, it is a mathematical impossibility for the triangle not to be there. Crystal geometries and their resultant properties are never fickle. They are quite literally "set in stone".

"Dows combine the qualities of the transmitter and channelling crystal. It also provides for a continuous connective force between the holder of the crystal and "All That Is". It is the crystal for creativity and service to humanity through spiritual and mystical pursuits. It allows access to the records relating to each question or thought and, even without focusing, provides intuitive awareness in all situations".


Elestial crystals are recognized by multi-terminations on the body and/or faces of a layered and/or etched crystal.

An elestial is far more complex, energetically, geometrically and in terms of properties, than a single crystal or cluster. In the analogy of a single crystal being pocket calculator, an elestial is a computer. In their natural environment, they act to direct, focus and integrate the "ordinary" crystals in the work they naturally do in the earth. In their interaction with humans, they appear to be able to integrate disparate perceptions, allowing for a more mature understanding of the area being contemplated. Elestials work to bring that which is needed within the grasp of the conscious mind. They can help us remember our immortality, bringing heart and intellect together to recognize an all encompassing, intrinsic spiritual unity. The keyword to help understand the properties of these fascinating and mysterious crystals is integration. 

"The elestial can be used to stabilize brain wave frequencies and to ameliorate erratic and/or confused thoughts; it can further assist in producing an expanded state of awareness and an encouraging energy to speed one toward the light. It assists one in summoning vitality in order to produce advancement towards the eternal brilliance of the spiritual self."

"The Elestial is the "enchanted crystal”, bringing with it the concepts of Siva and the understanding that after transition from one phase of life, or from the physical body, newness will be re-instilled. It provides the user with "a hug from the wind in the willow”, allowing for flow in change and actualization.” 

"The elestial quartz crystal is recognized by natural multi-terminations over the body or face of an etched and/or layered crystal. The Elestial contains the absolute and ultimate essential wisdom and can provide for transfer of this insight to the physical intellect via the higher-self. The elestial can assist in activating and furthering the activities of the third-eye and can stimulate an in crease in abilities associated with clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.”


Enhydro is Greek for "water within". These crystals contain pockets of pure water, mysteriously trapped for hundreds of thousands of years, before pollution and contaminated water tables were even heard of.

Water has been found in chalcedony, agate and quartz and is usually perceived by the presence of moving gas bubbles. Very occasionally, there are pockets of water with no bubble but a tiny floating inclusion. It is also possible to have water pockets with neither bubbles or inclusions. These can be very difficult to identify as such

In terms of the 4 elements water has traditionally indicated the emotions; earth-body, water-emotions, air-mind, fire-spirit. These exceptionally healing crystals can have a profound effect on our emotional life. Water that cannot move becomes stagnated - as emotions that cannot be expressed stagnate. Enhydros contain water trapped for that may have been trapped for hundreds of thousands of years, but the water has remained clean and pure. This is the primary indicator of the properties of these crystals; protection and purification of the emotional body. In chakra healing they can be used and any chakra, but have a special resonance with the solar plexus emotional centre. 


Etched crystals are recognised by abrasions and/or intricate indentations, often forming patterns or textures. The properties of etched quartz means they are often used in meditation. Crystals with more complex patterning can be used for scrying. 

"This etched formation has been used to facilitate contact and the transfer of information from the ancient Egyptian civilizations and from Lemuria and Atlantis …the markings contain information of experiences in which they have participated. They also contain information with respect to the healing methodology which has been proved successful over eons of time and throughout the universe. The etched quartz crystal is usually a personal meditation crystal …will be beneficial to ones personal development and/or will provide information which will assist one in helping another. The Etched quartz is usually a personal meditation crystal.”


Faden crystals have one or more milky, "feathery" thread lines, usually running edge to edge through the crystal. This is usually perpendicular to the crystals growth and is unique to Fadens. They are prized as the ultimate "connection" crystal, either with other people, entities, ideas or other dimensions.

Faden lines manifest primarily in tabular shaped crystals. The properties of "tabbies" make them one of the best crystals for psychic development, communication and information retrieval of all types. The combination of the properties of Faden and tabby crystals makes them extremely useful for those with a desire to increase their realms of perception and intuition. The properties of the Faden thread help us establish the connection which is amplified by the tabby.

"The Faden is a stone that facilitates "mending" on all levels. A crystal of connection, stimulating and furthering connective forces between the self and that which is chosen as the recipient. A stone for finding ones complement on the physical plane, serving as a magnetic field to attract ones counterpart and to facilitate an unfathomable energy transfer between oneself and the other."

"Fadens provide for a continuous [when in ones energy field] alignment of the physical meridians and the nervous system, and for the alignment of the physical, emotional, mental, etheric, astral, etc., bodies, singularly and with one another.


Fairy crystals are clusters of extremely fine, delicate, bright crystals. There is no possibility of getting these beautiful healing stones any other way than by very careful hand mining. 

Their unique properties are derived from their often miniature, architectural refinement. Their frequency lifts the consciousness exactly the right amount to help those sensitive enough to perceive our very close neighbours. They appear to emit "fairy" energy because their structural refinement resonates with that plane. Their slender crystals are usually lasers, so they also share the properties of that formation. In chakra healing they cleanse and dissipate unwanted energies and have a special resonance with the crown chakra.


Golden healers are recognised by a complete or partial golden yellow to orange-brown transparent coating, an iron hydrate. Occasionally this golden mineral permeates the entire crystal. They are energetic, an excellent general tonic crystal and are often extremely beautiful. 

The highest ratio of golden healers mined from any location, is to be found in the Celtic quartz mined in Wales by Kacha Stones.

"The golden healer has been used to incite healing on all levels. It is an excellent stone to use in all healing situations and promotes the recognition of methods and techniques which will further recoveries from all disorders."


Grounding crystals are recognized as having a main face with eight sides. These crystals help maintain a pragmatic approach to life, especially relevant for those trying to develop "higher" energies. Their grounding effect enables those with their "head in the clouds" to still possible to act effectively on this plane and not be too "spaced out". Useful for healers and practitioners of all energy treatments.

In Sanskrit the number 8 is o-cata-srah "twice four", which became okta in Greek and octo in Latin. So understanding this more complex and refined "4", is they key to understanding the number 8 and the grounding crystal. Four is the number of the "Mother substance", matter, which sacred geometers know becomes manifest "at 4", the number of stability and gross manifestation. 

"Now this, monks, is the noble truth of the way that leads to the cessation of sorrow: this is the noble Eightfold way; namely, right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration." Buddha.


An extremely beautiful formation, frequently and most exotically found in the Brandberg quartz of Namibia as pictured. Lepidocrocite and hematite inclusions form amazing interiors. Occasionally they form in recognisable patterns indicating the internal energetic structures of their host crystal. They combine the properties of quartz with these two minerals, which being red, stimulates physical energy and circulation. They are said to intensify devotional practices.

"Harlequin Quartz quartz containing red dots or strings of lepidocrocite. It provides a beautiful "dancing" energy, which when activated, stimulates the energy flow on all levels. It can be used to stimulate the base chakra and to provide for a direct pathway between the base chakra, and the heart chakra; it can hence be used to direct and to intensify natural proclivities. It activates all of the qualities of the base chakra, the heart chakra, and the crown chakra, and provides physical energy and vitality to the physical body. It further stimulates the healing qualities of the heart and the associated attributes of loving consciousness. It can also be used to balance the polarity of ones body with the higher bodies and to open and balance the meridians of the physical body, stimulating alignment of the physical and ethereal nervous systems.”


Characterised as stout, extremely bright (hence "diamond”) DT’s, named after their location in Herkimer County, USA. However, it has become usual to refer to any exceptionally bright stout DT as a Herkimer, despite its original location. The Himalayan Herkimer is an example of this. An exception to this general rule is the Arkimer, similarly formed and bright quartz mined in Arkansas.

"It is quite important to use a Herkimer diamond prior to "laying-on-of-stones”, or in other healing situations. The alleviation of tension and the calming of the outer bodies and the physical body help to align the energy structure of the user. Herkimer diamonds assist one in clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the life energy.

The Herkimer diamond is known as an "attunement stone”. It can be used to attune oneself with another person, environment or activity. In addition, the Herkimer diamond stimulates clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities and can assist one in prescience and telepathic communication.”


Fairly symmetrical, 5 sided Isis faces are not that common. They have special significance in relation to crystals working with people, indicated by the "human" number 5 and are often used as "teacher" crystals. The number 5 also indicates the feminine principle and regeneration in terms of both its mathematical and geometric properties. These crystals enhance the feminine principle, helping restore the balance lost through a misuse of masculine energy, assertion, ego and power.

Phi, the Divine ratio, is the ratio of the segments in a 5-pointed star (pentagram) and was considered sacred to Plato and Pythagoras mystery schools. Each larger (or smaller) section is related by the phi ratio. This is an indication of the regeneration association. So the number 5 is also closely related to the golden proportion, as are all quartz crystals, their points angled the same as the perfectly proportioned Great Pyramids, which also conform to phi.


Key crystals are recognized by an indentation on the side or face of a crystal, usually six sided as it's a specific type of growth interference caused by another quartz crystal. They are used to gain access to information from which you are normally excluded. Healing concepts and illusive aspects of ourselves can be unlocked. Useful for healers and intuitive diagnostics.

"Used to unlock the "doors" to healing concepts and those aspects of the self which tend to be illusive. It also assists one in accessing that which is hidden in any situation".


Recognised as a relatively long and slender crystal. They are an excellent crystal for developing focus, especially in terms of meditation and intuition. Unsurprisingly, they make excellent wands and being quartz naturally resonate with the intention of the user.

"The use of laser wands during meditation facilitates the establishment of a finer communication with other worlds, the crystalline world, and the inner world of the self.

Laser wands often have unique etching and or/markings upon them. They were once used in the healing temples of Lemuria, the markings indicating the records of experiences "they have seen”. It can be used to clear an area of negativity, to create protective barriers and to beam healing energy to oneself or another.”