Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Jasper

Jasper

  • Common Name: Jasper
  • Also known as: Egyptian marble
  • Appearance: Usually a brownish-red color, often contains streaks of white
  • Element(s): Earth
  • Healing powers: Can be used in therapy for cancer and other debilitating diseases, blood disorders
  • Magical uses: A great stone for grounding and centering after a ritual, also used to bring luck and good fortune
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Jade

Jade

  • Common Name: Jade
  • Also known as: Tremolite
  • Appearance: Pale green, sometimes white, pink or gray
  • Element(s): Earth
  • Healing powers: Connected to healing of the internal organs such as the kidneys or spleen; also used to balance the humors of the body and promote longevity
  • Magical uses: Symbolic of pure love, serenity, innocence and truthfulness
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Hematite

Hematite

  • Common Name: Hematite
  • Also known as: Paint ore, Iron rose
  • Appearance: Silvery-gray, shiny black to brown
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Planetary connection: Saturn
  • Healing powers: Connected to healing of inflammation and blood disorders, treatment of infection and fevers
  • Magical uses: Use for workings involving protection, particularly of home or property; also an excellent stone for willpower and confidence, problem solving, psychic awareness
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Garnet

Garnet

  • Common Name: Garnet
  • Appearance: Deep red to purple
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Deity connection: Persephone
  • Healing powers: Connected to the root chakra, garnets can be used in healing of reproductive disorders and regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Magical uses: Strongly tied to women’s bodies, the garnet is associated with moon magic; also used in rituals to balance the spiritual with the physical body
  • Other info: In some traditions, a garnet obtained through deceit brings a curse upon the person who possesses it, until returned to the legal owner
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Diamond

Diamond

  • Common Name: Diamond
  • Appearance: Colorless or white, sometimes streaked with yellows
  • Element(s): Air, Fire
  • Planetary connection: Sun
  • Healing powers: Can be used for fertility issues, reproductive health, sexual dysfunction
  • Magical uses: Use for rituals involving meditation and intuition, scrying, astral travel
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Carnelian

Carnelian

  • Common Name: Carnelian
  • Appearance: Red/orange to brown, often streaked with white
  • Element(s): Grounding
  • Healing powers: Associated with treatment of impotency and infertility, also believed to stop nose bleeding or hemorrhaging
  • Magical uses: Use in magical shielding, or as a talisman against psychic attack
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Bloodstone

Bloodstone

  • Common Name: Bloodstone
  • Also known as: Heliotrope
  • Appearance: Green, speckled with reds and golds
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Planetary connection: Mars
  • Healing powers: Connected to matters of the blood, such as hemorrhaging, menstrual cycles, circulatory system
  • Magical uses: General healing, but also used in workings related to money and abundance, fertility
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Amethyst

Amethyst

  • Common Name: Amethyst
  • Appearance: Purple/violet form of quartz crystal
  • Element(s): Water
  • Astrological connection: Aquarius, Pisces
  • Healing powers: Connected to the crown chakra, used in treatment of depression and anxiety, stress relief
  • Magical uses: Use in rituals for sharpening the mind and enhancing intuitive powers; also can be an aid in cleansing and clearing sacred space
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