This stone is very powerful, and I recommend using it in moderation, because for me the energy can sometimes be too intense. This stone is aligned to the moon, so the lunar changes affect this stone, and can cause fluctuation in mood if you are not careful. Like clear quartz it can magnify the energy of any magick that you link to it; again care must be taken because the stone is extremely sensitive, and can pick up negative energies such as those that remain in an environment in which an argument has taken place.
Clear quartz is the most abundant of all crystals. Clear quartz amplifies all levels of energy, and can boost any magick. Clear quartz makes a good focal point for meditation, and it is very popular in healing modalities. I have found that the entire aura system can be cleansed and repaired by clear Quartz. The high frequency of this crystal makes it ideal for divination, which is why it is used to make most crystal balls. Although many crystal balls are now made of glass, I see no difference in the level of energy that is magnified through either vessel, because they are essentially the same substance.
Amethyst comes in a variety of colors ranging from a violet pink, all the way to the most regal purple. This is one of the most spiritual stones, raising the vibration and opening up the intuition. This stone equalises the whole energetic system and brings balance and stability to our being. The name Amethyst is said to come from the Greek word, meaning “not drunken”; for this reason the stone can reduce the impairment brought on by alcoholic beverages, especially red wine which is reminiscent to some grades of amethyst in terms of its shade of color.
This stone comes in many colors, such as red brown or blue, yet the green variety is far more common. This stone helps to open the heart of the wearer, healing old emotional traumas, as well as providing a positive optimistic out look to the wearer. Green aventurine also connects to the earth plane , which is illustrated by the green color symbolising growth and renewal.
Jade is a powerful stone which is believed to imbue long life on to the wearer which is the domain of elemental earth. Jade was highly regarded by the Aztec and Mayan cultures, and was often placed within the tombs of the dead, in a similar fashion as Lapis lazuli was frequently used in Egypt. It was believed by these cultures that jade could connect people with the souls of their ancestors, as it protected the deceased to ensure they rested in peace.
This stone has many functions, although like ruby it is usually associated with relationships, friendship, and love. The fresh green color of many emeralds bring a calming refreshing effect to the wearer, analogous to the refreshing feel that is brought on by the herbs in the mint and spearmint family. The main function of this stone however is harmony, which is why the stone is so great in helping to enhance the connection within relationships, which is a quality of Venus. I have heard from some sources that the stone can also be used to enhance psychic awareness though I have never used emerald for this purpose. Emerald brings stability which aligns it to elemental earth.
Gold is the epitome of solar energy. All of the aspects of solar power can be tapped into with this mineral. Health , wealth , and success are common uses for gold in magick. I feel that gold is the color of healing energy and over all illumination. The power of gold can bring about stability in all areas of life, and like citrine it also brings in a boost of confidence.
Citrine is also in the quartz family , and so has the same amplification capacity any stone in the quartz family. The yellow hue of citrine induces an energizing feeling for many who make use of the stone . I have found that citrine is really good for helping me to regain confidence in challenging situations. I believe that this due to its sun like influence. It is customary to place this stone over the solar plexus in order to tap into one’s personal power for any purpose.