Healing & Wellness Properties of Gemstones
Five years ago when my daughter was a baby she slept awfully! Like seriously bad. She woke up every 15-45 minutes on some nights. I was out of my mind exhausted. I tried everything. I even read that I could scatter amethyst and rose quartz in her nursery to promote calmness and relaxation. It sounded hokey to me, but I was desperate! I can’t say whether it helped, but I thought it was worth a try! When I told my sister-in-law, Meeshka, about this she was very pleased. I love Meeshka because she always makes me aware of things that I would not otherwise consider. She has alternative thoughts and does things like “charge” gemstones in her windowsill to promote well-being. One day when I was in her office I saw an interesting looking chart, which had all sorts of gemstones with their wellness properties. I found it almost mystical because it has absolutely no author or copyright. Meeshka explained that she had picked it up at her local yoga studio and allowed me to take a copy of it and insisted that it would be perfectly fine to share it as she believed that was the intention of the author.
So, using the chart and doing a little research of my own, I came up with metaphysical descriptions of some of my most used gemstones. Pretty interesting stuff if you buy into this kind of thing! 😉
AMBER: Helps with memory. A good influence on the endocrine system, spleen, and heart. Helps you find the kindness within.
AMETHYST: Improves the right brain, is a blood cleanser and body energizer. A powerful aid to spiritual enhancement inspiring divine love, healing, inspiration, and intuition.
AQUAMARINE: Helps calm nerves, reduces fluid retention and strengthens your kidneys and liver. Gives you clarity of mind while increasing creativity. Inspires love, peace, and serenity.
AMAZONITE: Soothes the nervous system. Makes you more creative and brings perspective about your harmful traits and how to let go of them.
CARNELIAN: Energizes the physical and emotional self while giving you better concentration. It opens your heart to receive joy and makes you more warm and sociable and warm.
CHRYSOPRASE: Known as the Joy Stone because it helps with depression and inner mental healing.
CITRINE: Good for kidneys, liver, colon and other digestive organs. Raises your self-esteem and gives hope and cheer while attracting abundance.
DIAMOND: Known as a master heater. Dispels negativity, purifies the body and spirit, enhances brain function and inspires innocence, faithfulness and abundance.
EMERALD: The “Unconditional Love” stone strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys and immune system. It assists in deeper spiritual insight and inspires love, prosperity, kindness and patience.
GARNET: A good purifier. Strongly associated with the balancing of emotions and disharmony bringing love and compassion.
GOLD: Strengthens the nervous system and purifies and energizes the entire body. A powerful mind balancer that opens your mind to receive love.
LAPIS LAZULI: Good for strengthening the thyroid and skeletal system. A powerful augmenter of psychic abilities. Good for the nocturnal (night shifters!)
MOONSTONE: Good for eases cramps and emotional ups and downs of a woman’s cycle. Inspires flexibility, nurturing, and wisdom.
ONYX: Strengthens bone marrow and relieves stress. Good for balancing male and female polarities.
OPAL: Aids balance, improves eyesight and enhances intuition. Increases self-esteem and contentment.
PERIDOT: A good antitoxin that cleans most organs and glands. Reduces stress and increases personal growth and stimulates the mind. Banishes lethargy and laziness.
PYRITE: Aids in digestion and improves circulation. Helps to lead to harmonious relations with difficult people.
QUARTZ: Good for the brain and soul. A very powerful dispeller of negativity. Amplifies energy and healing.
ROSE QUARTZ: Called the love stone because it is known to stroke the heart into forgiveness and compassion by helping to release anger. Increases fertility.
RUBY: Helps to preserve the body and improve mental health. Known as an emblem of affection, passion and power. Removes obstacles and promotes tranquility.
SAPPHIRE: Helps the heart and stomach. Activates psychic abilities and enhances will power and faith.
SILVER: Helps with the desire to change. A metal that helps with new beginnings and getting rid of old traumas.
SMOKY QUARTZ: Helps release old negativity like grief, anger and despair. Known to be a mild sedative and relaxant sometimes used to assist with meditation.
TOPAZ: Detoxifies the body, warms, awakens and inspires abundance of health. Thought to benefit tissue regeneration.
TOURMALINE: A good stone for those who wish to be connected to the “New Age” consciousness. Offers protection and enhances sensitivity and comprehension.
TURQUOISE: Known as the “Master Healer” of stones. Helps in the absorption of nutrients. A powerful protector against environmental pollutants. Enhances creative expression and friendship.
Since I work with these stones on a regular basis I guess that must make me a perfect specimen of health, wisdom, and tranquility, right? Hmmmmm….I do consider myself a pretty content person but so far I haven’t developed any psychic abilities! 😉
Cheers to good health!