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& Minerals Information
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50 pages of this Stones & Minerals Information section are
below. The other 4 are in the index, page 5. (see the end of
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I have a greasy, vitreous luster, and is often opal-like in
appearance (often bluish green rocky exterior). I decompose
in hydrochloric acid, leaving a silica gel. I can help promote
honesty, and help you to feel more comfortable speaking the
truth without feelings of guilt. My subtle energies are an aid
to open communications. My soothing energies may help you to
overcome stress. I can promote serenity, peace, and tolerance.
I can help you become more open to intimacy and attract and
nurture feelings of unconditional love. I may make you more
sensitive and better able to express the love you feel for those
around you. I promote and encourages gentleness and nurturing.
I may help to ease fears and allow you to let go of past pains.
I sooth and refreshes the heart and emotional aspects of yourself,
helping you find the inner wisdom that can manifest as clarity
of purpose and renewed hope for better times to come. Physically,
I may help with arthritis and other diseases of the bones and
joints. I may also be beneficial to the organs of the digestive
tract. This effect, combined with my stress relieving properties,
may help those suffering from ulcers. I may help women during
childbirth and help regulate menstrual irregularity.
I'm closely tied to the blood, probably due to my iron content.
I may aid the kidney's blood cleansing function, speed tissue
regeneration, and contribute to the overall better health of
the blood. This can, in turn, help with the overall health and
energy levels of your entire body. I am a protective stone.
My energies are grounding, and can help you to connect with
the Earth and its beneficial properties. I can help bolster
low self-esteem, allowing you to feel more comfortable and allowing
you to feel better about yourself. I have historically been
used as an aid to astral projection. Use me during meditation
to help you escape the illusionary chains of this physical reality
and become more connected to your true, spirit self. I am a
good stone for those born during the Moon of Renewal - (22 Dec-
19 Jan.) I have grounding and soothing energies can help you
relax and unwind both physically and mentally. I have renewing
qualities also make me an excellent match for those born during
this time of the year, but everyone can benefit from me. I'm
a good choice for those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo.
Smoky quartz I am a brown form of crystal that can range from
medium to dark brown due to impurities like iron, carbon, or
titanium. I may contain minute amounts of radium. I have a hardness
of 7 on the Mohs' scale, and a specific gravity of 2.65. I'm
associated with the anchoring energies of the earth. This association
makes me a good choice for those wanting to gain a deeper appreciation
of nature or a greater concern for the environment. I'm said
to benefit the lower torso, especially the sexual organs, kidneys,
abdomen, and pancreas. Some healers use me to treat kidney disease,
menstrual cramps and fertility. My subtle energies are also
soothing to the heart and nervous system. My energies are more
subtle than those of clear quartz, so its influence is more
gradual. I can neutralize negative energies, but my slow working
nature makes me more suited for situations where caution is
called for or where gradual changes are desired. I'm a good
crystal for gazing. Meditations using me as a focus can lead
to "hidden" secrets being revealed. I aids you in
meditation by clearing worries and emotional blockages. I'm
a grounding and protective stone.
I'm a member of the feldspar group. I was named after my distinctive
blue-white sheen which is caused by its laminar structure. I
can be found in colorless, white, gray, or orange. I have a
hardness of 6 to 6 1/2 on the Mohs' scale, and a specific gravity
of 2.56 to 2.62. My energies are soothing and nurturing. I can
help calm and prevent over-reactions to personal situations
that involve the emotions. My energies are feminine in nature.
I can help us all become more sensitive and loving. My subtle
energies can help to open and cleanse your heart. I am soothing
and healing to the mind, emotions, and body. Although I'm seen
as a feminine influence, I can also help balance the male and
female aspects of yourself. This makes me a good choice for
men too because many men could benefit from being more sensitive
and better able to express love. In India, I'm considered sacred.
I bring good fortune, but, more importantly, it is seen as a
tool to promote spiritual enlightenment. I can help you become
more intuitive by boosting psychic ability. I have a powerful
effect on women's menstrual cycles. Women are cautioned about
wearing or carrying me at times of the full moon or when they
are menstruating. I'm a good choice for those born during The
Moon of Flowering - (21 May -20 Jun). This is the time to extend
your perceptions beyond your senses and explore intuition, and
those born during this time can benefit from this influence.
I'm a good choice for those born under the zodiac sign of Gemini
I am historically known as the jewel of wisdom. The priests
and priestesses of Egypt used me to enhance their spiritual
consciousness. I've long been used as an aid to meditation,
helping the user to more easily attain a deep meditative state.
My subtle energies can cleanse your mind by helping you to release
the past and move forward into a new future. I'm is said to
revitalize the brain and rebuild gray matter, making you more
capable of insight and pure thought. I enhance your ability
to reach deep within the subconscious and examine your mental
state objectively. I can help you recognize and utilize the
resources hidden within yourself. My energies are said to increase
psychic abilities. By dissolving mental blocks and negativity,
I can help you become more attuned to your spiritual guides
and more connected to the spirit realm. I can also make you
more intuitive. Physically, I'm said to benefit the spleen,
bones, thyroid, and skin. Although I can be carried or worn
anywhere, I'm best when worn as a ring on the right hand. I'm
a good stone for people born during the Moon of Long Nights
- (23 Nov - 21 Dec). Those born during this time would benefit
from my ability to help you look within. Such introspection
is important to help you discover new pathways to personal growth.
I'm a good stone for people with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
I'm an aid to perception, allowing you to see things more clearly
and to see reality in a new way. My subtle energies help balance
the spiritual and physical aspects of yourself, promoting a
more harmonious way of life. The double images produced when
you look through me (clear ones) are a reminder that things
are more than they seem. We are both physical and spiritual
creatures, existing at in the material, every-day world and
in the realms of energy. I'm a calming stone. My influence is
said to help you look within and determine if some of the aspects
of your life are in need of change. I can help you make the
transitions between a stagnant or negative situation and a more
positive one. I've long been believed to aid memory. By helping
you remember important information at critical times, it can
allow you to gain more insight from your personal experiences,
and often prevent you from repeating your mistakes in life.
I can be used as an aid to meditation. My soothing energies
promote a peaceful mental state that will help you get more
benefit from meditation. I'm also used to facilitate astral
projection and other forms of non-physical exploration. Physically,
I'm said to be beneficial to the bones, joints, and the cleansing
organs. I can also be used for those suffering from ligament
damage, arthritis, and nervous tension. I'm a good choice for
athletes and anyone that puts undue stress on their bodies.
I'm a universal stone, well suited for those born at any time
of the year.
I'm a balancing stone. I'm said to help unify the emotional,
spiritual, mental, and spiritual aspects of self and thus can
help us feel more centered. This makes me an excellent stone
for people seeking a more well-rounded existence. I can also
help us to live in the present instead of dwelling in the past.
I'm said to help us release the mental or emotional blocks that
can often stop us from moving forward. This, in turn, can help
us cope with the stress of changing situations. I can also help
us discover the root causes of mental, physical, emotional,
and spiritual problems before they can become a threat to our
well-being. By helping us see the underlying causes of such
problems, we are better able to take corrective action. I'm
said to help stimulate the health of the heart and circulatory
systems. My soothing energies also are thought to help insure
a healthy reproductive system, especially in women. I'm a good
stone to carry or wear during pregnancy for this reason. The
energies associated with me can also help us to love ourselves.
This love of self can, in turn, help us attract and keep the
love of those around us. This can also help us reach a more
spiritual level by allowing us to fully appreciate the many
aspects of love. I'm a good stone for those born during The
Moon of Falling Leaves - (22 Sep - 22 Oct) People born during
this time can benefit from my unifying qualities, which can
help us appreciate the different aspects of self. This, in turn,
can allow you to slow down enough to contemplate, consolidate,
and enjoy the fruits of your labors. I'm a good stone for people
with the zodiac sign of Libra.
I'm a positive stone, and am said to help improve perception
and creativity. I'm said to benefit the thymus gland and nervous
system, improving one's overall state of mind and health. My
ability to aid both mental and physical aspects makes me a good
choice for those seeking to improve their general well-being.
I'm said to help dispel negative energies while amplifying positive
ones. I can be placed anywhere on the body to help heal that
specific area. Simply carrying me can help restore balance and
aid one in becoming more centered. I'm closely tied with the
thymus gland, and this makes me a good stone to help in the
development of this gland, especially in the first 7 years of
one's life (when the thymus is most active). My soothing, balancing
qualities also make me a positive influence during this important
phase of life because this period is one of constant stimulation
and discovery. My subtle energies make me a good choice for
people of all ages, imparting a positive influence on every
aspect of one's life. I'm a good stone for those born during
The Moon of Brisk Winds - (19 Feb - 20 Mar) Those born during
this period can benefit from my grounding and stabilizing qualities.
My balancing abilities make me good for people born during the
moon of brisk winds, helping them evaluate all of the factors
involved before making decisions. I'm a good stone for people
with the zodiac sign of Pisces.
I represent a link between the plant and mineral kingdoms. My
energies are grounding and harmonizing,
and I readily share my subtle vibrational powers with those
working with me. I have the ability to balance opposing forces.
I'm said to draw out negative energies, promoting physical,
emotional, and spiritual health. I'm especially beneficial to
the endocrine system, spleen, heart, brain, thyroid, inner ear,
and neurological tissue. My subtle energies promote good health.
My grounding and stabilizing properties make me a calming stone
that can facilitate energy balancing and cleansing. Healers
often use me to shield them and prevent them from taking on
the pain of those they heal. I'm also said to be an effective
block against psychic attacks and energy draining from others.
(Good empath stone!) My calming energies can also help to dispel
depression and bring about a more positive mental state. My
subtle energies bring joy, inner strength, and peace of mind.
I'm a good stone for those born during the Moon of Ripening
- (22 Jul - 21 Aug), The Moon of Harvesting - (22 Aug - 21 Sep),
and The Moon of Renewal - (22 Dec- 19 Jan). I'm well suited
to Leos, Virgos, and Capricorns.
The effect of stones on us
seems reliable and mysteries. I have a great interest in the
power of stones. I've heard about a crystal which has a tiny
drop of water with its inside. I've longed to see it, but I've
not seen yet. Have you ever heard about this crystal?
I think the
crystal you're looking for is an Opal.
Thanks a lot for precious
information, Katt! I'm very glad and happy to meet you. Have
you ever seen this opal? Could you tell me where I can see this
stone? Australia? I would be happy if you would reply to me.
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