(SiO2) -Trigonal crystal system
Chakras: Third eye (6th) Crown (7th)
Amethyst is part of the quartz family, and derives its color from trace amounts of iron and aluminum along with natural or applied radiation. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystus” meaning not drunken, or intoxicated. Amethyst is connected with the deities Bacchus, Dionysus (gods of wine and libation) and Diana. It is believed to help overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is also believed to help one recover from the effects of a hangover. Amethyst has a calming yet spiritually protective energy that makes is good for any type of dream work. It can also help overcome insomnia and/ or nightmares for some people and may help the bearer awake very refreshed and energized. Amethyst is considered to be a stone of spirituality and contentment. It can help raise and lower vibration energy to a higher one. Remember this should you ever be having a bad day. Put on some amethyst jewelry, drink a amethyst elixir or meditate holding a piece of amethyst to raise your mood and vibration. Amethyst is a stone of meditation, peace and healing. Amethyst is a powerfully psychic stone. It’s associated with the crown chakra which helps connect with the spiritual realm. It can help bridge the gap for those seeking spiritual guidance, healing, protection or wisdom
CaCO3 – Orthorombic crystal system
Aragonite is a calcium carbonate mineral that occurs in various colors including white, gray, reddish, yellow-green, and blue. Aragonite is found in Spain, Mexico, Morocco, China and the USA. It was first discovered in the Aragon province, of Spain, which is where the name was derived. The most popular form of Aragonite is the reddish/brown Aragonite star clusters, found in Morocco. It was used by the native peoples for masks, statuary and other objects. In 1876, the stone was introduced to Europe, where it became very popular and sold for exorbitant prices. Near Pueblo, the natives still carve everything from crucifixes to stone fruit or paperweights from it. The lovely lustrous nacre of pearls and the soft glowing mother of pearl are Aragonite formed by sea creatures from calcium in the water.
Metaphysically, Aragonite is said to boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth. It diminishes anger and good for relieving stress. Aragonite is professed by mystical lore to be beneficial for chronic fatigue and hair loss.
SrSO4 – Orthorhombic Crystal System
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown(7th), Transpersonal and Etheric (8th through 14th, above the head)
Celestite is a strontium sulfate mineral with a hardness of 3 to 3.5, and is sometimes referred to as Celestine. Celestite is derived from the the Latin word meaning “heavenly”. This stone was believed to be passed among family and friends in order to ward off evil. Both the Greek and Roman cultures would pass this stone along to those who needed it for driving evil out of a person’s body. It’s mineral content has been used for centuries in fireworks and flares. The deepest blue specimens come from Madagascar. The White, clear and cool blue, Celestite gets its name from the sky. It’s gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. It allows us to find serenity, harmony and easiness. It creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the throat chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celetial blue color helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety. Celestite is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order. Celestite is a very spiritual stone, seemingly connected to the divine. Its peaceful nature emulates it’s relationship to the angelic world. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. Celestite is a stone associated with dream recall and astral journeys. This stone can be used at the Third Eye to help with these situations.
(CaF2) – Cubic crystal system
Chakras: All (certain colors are keyed to specific chakras)
Fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal that gets its name from its property of fluorescence. Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation of a different wavelength. It is a form of luminescence, and fluorite displays vivid glowing colors under ultraviolet light. Fluorite comes in a wide array of colors including: green, purple, white, yellow, red, pink, and black, with multiple colors appearing in the same specimen. The fluorite gemstone properties are mostly related to the area of protection and stabilization. It can be used to increase the ability to focus and concentrate, clearing the atmosphere of confusion, clutter, and negativity. Green fluorite is able to awaken the heart chakra. It is connected to intuition, grounding, and absorbing the excess energy, including the energy from the environment. Pink and purple fluorite, stimulate the third eye, bringing wisdom and power of discrimination. Purple fluorite enhances the mystical states of consciousness, and can promote spiritual vision. Yellow fluorite increases creativity. It is a stone of unity, harmonizing the group energy and creative thoughts.