A natural form of silicon dioxide, Agate is a variety of Chalcedony. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
Colors: Clear or milky white, white to grey, light blue, orange to red, black.
Metaphysical:Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
Astrological sign: Gemini, Virgo
Primary Chakra:Crown Chakra
The name comes from the Ancient Greek, “not intoxicated”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.
Color: Light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple
Metaphysical:Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst encourages sobriety. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
The name barite is derived from the Greek word for heavy. It is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate.
Color: Colorless, white, blue green, yellow to gold, shades of red
Metaphysical:Barite enhances friendship, harmony and love. It Initiates independence and motivation and is cathartic to the emotional self, allowing for release of trapped emotions and feelings, bringing calm and self-assurance.
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Chemical Composition: A natural form of silicon dioxide, Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline variety of Quartz.
Color: White to grey, grayish-blue, or brown ranging from pale to nearly black.
Metaphysical:Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity. It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. Eases self-doubt. Creates openness and enthusiasm.
Primary Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra.
Greek for “earthlike”, occur in certain sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Geodes are essentially hollow, roughly spherical. They can form in gas bubbles or as rounded cavities in sedimentary formations.
Color: Most geodes contain clear quartz crystals, while others have purple amethyst crystals. Still others can have agate, chalcedony, or jasper banding or crystals such as calcite, dolomite, celesite, etc. There is no easy way of telling what is inside a geode until it is cut open or broken apart.
Metaphysical:Geodes are wonderful for anything to do with feminine energies. They can be used to improve fertility and creativity. They offer powerful protection during pregnancy and child birth and to protect small children.
Astrological sign: Leo
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
Derived from the Spanish term "loin stone", from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments of the loins and kidneys.
Chemical Composition: The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks made of different silicate minerals: Nephrite and Jadeite.
Color: Creamy white, pale green to emerald green, blue, lavender-mauve and pink.
Metaphysical:Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency.
Astrological sign: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra
Primary Chakra:Heart Chakra
The name means "spotted or speckled stone", from old French and Latin.
Chemical Composition: Jasper is a variety of Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz.
Color: brown, red, orange, yellow, green
Metaphysical:Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It encourages honesty with one's self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
Astrological sign: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
The internal structure of opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed, it can take on many colors.
Colors: ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black.
Metaphysical:Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal stimulates originality and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self.
Astrological sign: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces
From the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone". The result of a tree having completely transitioned to stone. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals, while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue.
Chemical Composition: Fossil wood replaced by Chalcedony, sometimes also by Opal, Coal, Pyrite and/or Calcite.
Quartz comes from German meaning uncertain origin. It is present in many different gemstones and rocks.
Quartz’: Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, Rose
Metaphysical: Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Quartz' high energy enhances love in virtually any situation. Widely used to assist in the healing process of past emotional traumas it has been known to ease the process of dying. The voice of Rose Quartz says, "You are loved. Things will be all right."