The blood red agate lends strength, courage, longevity, love, healing, protection and is good for gardening. In general agate increases your plant's fertility. In ancient times it was utilized to ensure the earth be plentiful. Use it in love spells for purity and to ensure purity of our blood. It would be a good stone to carry to protect us all from the AIDS virus along with today's standard protective practices. Agates come in various colours, each colour lends to you its energy.
Banded agate increases energy and eases stress.
Black agate offers courage and success in competitions. Black and White
agate guards against physical dangers. Blue Lace agate relieves stress
and reduces family quarrels. Brown or Tawny agate was once worn by ancient
warriors in battle and is a wealth talisman. Green agate is worn to improved
the health. Moss agate due to its curious markings like trees or moss is
a gardeners talisman. It is also used for spells for riches, happiness
and long life. Red agate was worn in Ancient Rome to guard against insect
bites, heal the blood, and promote peace.
Amber is perhaps the oldest substance used for
human adornment. Its projective forces bring luck, healing, strength, beauty
and love. It is not a stone but fossilized resin of coniferous trees of
the Oligocene epoch. Beads and pendants have been found in grave sites
dating back to 8000 B.C.E. It was once a living substance (sap that sustained
a trees life) it was believed to contain the very essence of life itself.
Amber has been utilized for nearly every purpose in magic. Wiccas and Shaman
always wear amber necklaces combined with Jet. Those born in November will
be drawn to its topaz like colour. See also: fossils and jet
Amethyst, a purple quartz, is receptive and
its powers are used to overcome alcoholism, protect, heal, bring courage
and happiness. This purple stone is seeped in ancient magic. It a stone
used in spiritual journeys. Visualize and send your pain to the stone,
as your hand releases the stone release all hurt as well, know that it
is gone from you, and that is the magic. The earth will absorb the hurt,
leaving your amethyst free. See also: geodes and quartz
The apache tear is projective and will protect
and bring luck. It is a translucent obsidian and carried for a good luck
charm. The Native American Indian Shaman held this stone in great esteem.
The aquamarine is receptive and promotes psychism,
peace, courage, and is the sea-goddesses of Ancient Egypt's stone. Aquamarine
is a protective amulet and can be worn to relieve pain and ensure good
health. Every ancient culture left us with this stone embedded in its jewelry.
The aventurine is projective and is used to
strengthen mental powers and eyesight. Gamblers use this stone to increase
their luck. The all-round luck stone will enhance your creative talents.
This deep blue beautiful stone is receptive
and has long been used to increase psychic powers. Hold one in your hand
when trying to decide something in your future.
Beryl is receptive and is used in healing and
promoting energy. Dr. Dee, a fifth-century scryer in Ireland, had a sphere
of beryl which is now housed the British Museum. Ancient peoples utilized
beryl in rituals designed to bring rain. Beryl is used to send energy into
the body. Wear it during study to increase your retention of information.
See also: cat's eye
Bloodstone is a projective green chalcedony
flecked with red spots. In ancient Babylon the stone was worn to overcome
enemies and was used in Ancient Egypt to open doors and break bonds. Its
most famous use is to halt bleeding. It was always carried by soldiers.
Because it is green is utilized wealth, money and business spells. The
13th century people believed this stone increased your magical rites. This
is the stone of March. The ancients called this stone hematite, although
what we call hematite today is a different stone entirely. See also: chalcedony
This stone is projective and is a red form of
chalcedony. Ancient Egypt believed it could promote peace and harmony and
to dispel depression, healing, courage and sexual energy. Carnelian was
worn to prevent skin diseases and as a general health-inducer. This stone
may be worn to stimulate the sexual drive. See also: diamond and onyx
The cat's eye is projective and is used to promote
wealth, beauty, healing and again is good for gambling. The Ancient Asian
cat's eye was a form of chrysoberyl. It is worn to increase beauty and
preserve youthfulness. Those born in August will be drawn to this stone.
The Cat's eye can dispel depression and gives pleasure. See also: chalcedony
Chalcedony is receptive and promotes peace,
protection and is good for nightmares. It is common with other stones in
that it banishes fear, depression and sadness. In the 16th century it was
prescribed by magicians to dissolve illusions and fantasies. Italian mothers
wear beads of chalcedony to increase lactation. See also: bloodstone and
The citrine is projective and is used also for
nightmares and carried for protection. Citrine is a form of quartz and
will facilitate psychic awareness. This stone is prized among the Wiccas
and Shaman. See also: geodes and quartz
Coral is receptive and has healing powers. It
regulates menstruation, protects and promotes wisdom. Coral is neither
a stone nor a plant, but the skeletal remains of a tiny sea creature. We
have gone beyond a time when we have to sacrifice living things to practice
magic -- but if you find a piece washed up on the sea shore, you are harming
none. It is up to you if you wish to utilize commercial coral in magic.
The Italians have long believed in the powers of the coral and in Greek
coral comes from two Greek words meaning daughter of the sea. Coral is
worn to effect inner changes.
Legend has it that the first diamond that Europeans
found was in the pouch of an African Shaman. The projective powers of the
diamond touch the spirituality in us all. It is protective and affords
us courage and peace. It is the symbol by which many of us promise our
devotion to one another. Today, the world's supply of diamonds is carefully
monitored to maintain an artificially high price and make them so coveted.
It is the stone of April. See also: carnelian and onyx
The emerald is considered the most expense stone
on our planet. It is representative of our planet. It is receptive and
promotes the powers of love, money, protection and eyesight. Throughout
the world the emerald was worn or utilized in magic for protection. In
India it was once believed to halt nocturnal emissions. This stone is for
those born the month of May.
Fluorite is a projective stone of the New Age.
It increases the mental powers. It has no long history of magical uses
but is now being discovered. Some people use fluorite to strengthen the
effects of other stones. It may be found at craft tables in the form of
glass-like coke bottle green cubes.
Fossils are the remains -- or the negative impressions
-- of ancient creatures and plants that perished millions of years ago.
Fossils have been found in neolithic burial sites in Europe. The ritual
uses of fossils are ancient. They are the power tools of the Shaman used
to amplify energy. As they are timeless they are worn to increase the lifespan.
Amber and Jet are two other fossils I have included because of their magical
powers. See also: amber and jet
The garnet a fiery red stone is projective and
is used for healing, protection and strength. It is worn or used in magic
to enhance the bodies strength. It strengthens the aura and creates a shield
of protection for its wearer. For example, a would-be mugger might pass
you be because of the bad vibes you would emit, thus protecting you. Garnets
were once exchanged by parting friends to ensure they met again.
Geodes are hollow concretions containing crystals.
All quartz crystals form within these geodes. When sliced open or halved
they reveal a pattern made of ancient minerals. Amethyst geodes are some
of the most wondrously beautiful objects on this planet. They somehow recall
Merlin's crystal cave the legendary enchanter, who showed us the ways of
the wizard pass all understanding. See also: amethyst and quartz
Hematite is a strange stone. It is projective,
grounding and healing. It is heavy, solid and silvery black. To ancients,
"hematite" was not what we currently call hematite, but instead what we
have come to call bloodstone -- so all ancient referrals to hematite actually
refer to bloodstone. Hematite possess curious properties of healing itself.
If you scratch it and then rub your finger over it, the scratch may disappear.
Hold a piece of hematite and ask a question, the answer will come to you.
See also: bloodstone
That's not a typo -- I'm talking here about
stones with holes in them. In Eddas, Odin transformed himself into a worm
and then slipped through a stone to steal the mead of poetry. This myth
gives holey stones the name Odin Stones. Stones with naturally occurring
holes produced by erosion are highly protective objects. In ancient Britain
holey stones were tied with red ribbons and hung on bedposts to prevent
nightmares. The are receptive and promote psychism, health and protection.
To assist in healing, charge a holey stone and wear it around your neck.
Another use of the holey stone is to enhance psychism. To look through
a holey stone is said to improve eyesight.
Jade was and is a sacred stone in China. Its
receptive qualities promote love, healing, longevity, and wisdom. They
are good gardening stones. Ancient instruments were carved of jade. Jade
is believed to have the power over the weather. In New Zealand, a land
untouched by time, jade images of ancestral figures are worn in ceremonies.
The stone is protective and will guard against accidents. The Chinese sensed
in jade the power to prolong life. Mayans wore jade amulets to guard against
kidney disease and bladder problems.
In ancient Assyria one of the oldest civilizations Gug, or Jasper carvings, have been found. It comes in numerous colours. It has healing powers and can protect health and beauty.
Red jasper is projective and was used
to protect and guard. It sends negativity back to its source.
Green jasper is receptive and is a healing stone. It can be worn to promote sympathy to others with emotion or mental problems.
Brown jasper is receptive and is used for grounding and centering ones own self. If you live with your head in the clouds, wear brown jasper to ward off danger. Mottled jasper is projective and is worn for protection against drowning. If a cross is carved on it, then you will be protected from the four elements.
Jet is the Wiccas receptive tool used for luck,
divination, protection and health. Black and glasslike, Jet is actually
fossilized wood that is millions of years old. Because it is black it is
associated with the earth elements, but because of its organic origins
it is also related to the Akasha. Jet shares with amber the ability to
become electrically charged. When worn, it is believed to be absorb part
of the wearer's soul. Ancient Greek worshipers of Cybele, goddess of growth
and plants, wore this to obtain her favor. Jet is a marvelous stone, but
beware: much of what is sold today is actually just black glass. Jet has
a very ancient history
as it maintains proper energy, therefore avoiding ill health. See also: fossils and amber
It is receptive and is the stone of Isis an
ancient Egyptian goddess. It promotes healing, love, joy, fidelity, psychism,
and gives the wearer protection and courage. Its beautiful blue hue is
associated with Kings and Queens. It was a popular substance for cylinder
seal found in ancient Sumer. It is an uplifting stone and will boost your
psychic awareness and promote gentleness in the wearer.
Moonstone is a feldspar. It is receptive and
comes in blue, white, or pink opalescent colours. It has long been dedicated
to the Moon goddess. It is protective and should be carried when away from
home. If you are on a diet, wear a charged moon stone and reprogram your
eating habits. Eat light meals with lots of steamed vegetables and fresh
fruit, avoiding sugar and red meats.
This receptive stone is lustrous and opalescent.
It is the product of living creatures, the exterior skeleton of sea mollusks.
Collect it in stream beds and ocean shores since commercial mother of pearl
is obtained by killing the animal. It is related to the fifth element,
the Akasha. In many parts of the world, seashells were once the medium
It is projective and is used for grounding and
divination. Obsidian is naturally occurring glass: it is simply lava that
cooled so fast that the minerals contained within didn't have time to form.
The ancient Aztecs fashioned it into mirrors. It also was popular for fashioning
stone knives and spear heads. In Mexico obsidian is still fashioned for
scrying tools. For some, the blackness of the stone allows easier contact
with the subconscious mind.
Onyx is a projective stone used for protection,
defensive magic and when facing adversity. In ancient times onyx was thought
to be an imprisoned deity. It is worn to still sexual desires. Natural
sexual impulses exist for pleasure, union with another and the divine.
Suppression of this desire leads to hatred, isolation and lessening respect
for all life forms. In this present day, sex is risky. Wear this stone
to control ones desires when there is no chance of quenching it with your
partner. When you are with your loved one again, stimulate your desires
with a diamond or carnelian. See also: carnelian and diamond
The opal is projective and receptive. The opal contains colours as well as the qualities of every other stone. The ancients used it to promote astral projection. They can be used to recall past incarnations. Opals are worn to bring out ones inner beauty.
Fire opals are used in drawing money.
Black opals are prized by magicians and Wiccas to increase the power aroused and released from the body during magical rites.
Pearl, like amber, jet, and mother of pearl,
is the product of a living creature. The power is receptive and attracts
love, money, protection and luck. Since the oyster must be killed to obtain
the pearl, the use of pearls in magic may carry a heavy debt. Pearls have
long inspired religious and magical lore. The Romans imported pearls from
Egypt were they were worn to grant favors from Isis. The early Chinese
thought pearls fell from the sky when dragons fought amongst the clouds.
They are connected with the moon, so that they should only be worn at night
for magic. Pearls come in many different colours and have many specific
They are receptive and promote protection, health,
wealth and sleep. Peridot is worn or carried for general healing purposes.
Its deep green hue suggests peridot's use in wealth attracting spells.
Petrified wood consists of ancient trees that
eons ago fell and were covered with mineral-rich water. The water dissolved
the wood and replaced it with various minerals. It is receptive and promotes
longevity, past life regression, healing and protection. Because of its
great antiquity, it can be carried to increase enjoyment of the evolution
within our present day lives. Petrified wood is also carried as a charm
The formation of crystal began some 200 million
years ago in veins and pockets within the earth. Long thought by ancients
to be solidified water or ice, its receptive power will capture you on
sight. Quartz is used by all Wiccas and Shaman and is once believed its
misuse was the downfall of the legendary Atlantis. They are I believe the
stones of the New Age. Crystal balls were utilized in 10th century European
magic. Quartz crystals were once used in early Radio transmission technology,
and are widely used to coordinate the internal operations of computer --
in fact, there is almost certainly a tiny quartz crystal regulating the
computer you are using right now. A crystal garden of various colored crystals will endow your home with peace and harmony. Rose Quartz is especially used to stimulate love and to open the heart. In the New Age we have even more insight into the powers of the mind and combined with the quartz we can call the up the peace we so all desperately seek. See also: amethyst, citrine, and geodes
This beautifully pink stone is projective and
promotes love, peace and energy. It soothes the emotions and de-stresses
The ruby is projective and promotes wealth,
protection, power, joy and is an anti-nightmare stone. This stone has ancient
a history with the peoples of India and China. It is ruled by Mars and
worn to increases energies. Jewelry set with rubies is said to banish sadness
and produce joy.
Salt is receptive and is used for purifications.
Salt has long been a sacred substance. It can be mined from the earth or
collected from shallow water basins. Salt is necessary for life, yet overabundance
can cause death. It is related to the earth elements. It is used to purify
gemstones. You bathe your stones in salt to remove all negative energies.
Salt is a mineral of crystalline structure, and if you look at it through
a microscope you will see that it is composed of regular, six-sided cubes.
The sapphire is receptive and promotes psychism,
love, meditation, peace, healing, power and money. The Greeks identified
the sapphire with Apollo. His stone is worn to stimulate the third eye
for expanding psychic awareness. Its soothing deep blue hue is worn during
meditation. Its defensive magic stretches back to antiquity. It is the
birthstone of September.
*Star sapphires are considered to be particularly potent and magical.
This stone is projective and promotes protection.
Seals in ancient Assyria were made so the gods and goddesses would send
double blessings. Its other use is to ward off poisonous creatures. Think
about the fact when we leave our artificial environments we are subjected
to nature in all its manifestations, including stinging creatures. Wearing
serpentine you can prevent the misfortune of being stung.
These stones are twinned crystals which form
into equal-armed crosses or x-shapes. At least three presidents of the
United States carried these, including Roosevelt, Wilson, and Harding.
Staurolite crystals are thought to protect and guard against negativity.
They are also worn to draw wealth and energize the sexual drive.
There are at least two stones with this name.
One if a form of translucent quartz which is orange, the other is a form
of feldspar which comes from India. This stone is projective and has long
been associated with the Sun because of its orange-gold sparkling colours.
Unfortunately the sunstone's use in magic seems to be largely forgotten.
If you find a sunstone, treasure it.
This projective stone promotes protection, courage,
energy, luck and is good for divination and money spells. This is a warm
stone and promotes energy flow through the body. Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eyes
engraved for protection during battles.
The topaz is a projective stone and is the stone
of the ancient Egyptian sun god Ra. It is a protective stone and is used
to relieve rheumatism and arthritis as well as to regulate the digestive
system. Wearing a topaz draws love. People born in the month of November
will be drawn to this stone.
Tourmaline was unknown to ancient magician, but is a nevertheless a unique stone in many ways. The stone is transparent when viewed from the side of the crystal, yet opaque when viewed from either end. When heated or rubbed to create friction, it polarizes; that is, one end will become positive and attract ashes or light straws, the other negative. It comes in many colours to which each has its own specific uses.
tourmaline is receptive and draws love and friendship and to promote sympathy
Red tourmaline is projective and is worn to lend energy to the body. Worn, it promotes courage.
Green tourmaline is receptive and is used to draw money and success in business. It will also stimulate
Blue tourmaline is receptive and will de-stress you and promote peace and a restful sleep.
Black tourmaline is usually too brittle for jewelry but is good in earth spells.
Watermelon tourmaline consists of an interior or red or pink encased in green tourmaline. It gives the
appearance of a sliced watermelon. It is worn to balance the projective and receptive energies within
Tourmalated tourmaline is receptive and is worn to promote astral projection.
Turquoise is receptive and is a sacred stone
to many American Indian tribes. It promotes courage, money, love, friendship,
healing and luck. A piece of turquoise is a required tool in the Apache
shaman's medicine or power bag. This is a protective stone. Horse riders
wear turquoise to protect themselves from falls. (I wonder if Christopher
Reeve knew this before his most tragic accident?) In Ancient times, turquoise
was utilized to gain wealth. Wearing turquoise can speed the healing process.
Like all blue stones, it is said to attract good fortune.
Zircon is projective and is a somewhat confusing stone. It is found in many colours, but some of them have been artificially produced.
or White zircon is a magical substitute for diamond. It clears the
Yellow zircon is worn to increase sexual energy or to attract love. Carry it to drive away depression
and to increase alertness.
Orange zircon is worn to increase beauty. Carried during travel it guards again injury. Set in gold, it is
Red zircon increases riches and guards against injuries. A protective stone, it vitalizes and heals the
Brown zircon is used for grounding and centering and is employed in wealth and money spells.
Green zircon is used in money spells.