Stones

Utilizing the power of stones is a great way to augment your magic, both in your spellwork and your muggle world.  You can wear a particular stone as jewelry, carry it in your pocket, or display in a place of prominence and allow its energy to permeate the area.

Choosing which stone to use can be daunting since there is a myriad in which to choose.  Things to consider are their planetary and elemental associations, as well as your own intuition.  Another perspective that is often overlooked is how the stone was formed.  Was it formed on the Earth's surface by the sedimentation of minerals and other particles (  sedimentary), by the heat and pressure deep within the Earth (metamorphic). Was it formed by solidifying magma (igneous), and if so, is it plutonic (formed within the earth), or volcanic (formed on the surface)?  Does the rock contain high amounts of metal (ore)?  

Below you will find keywords for each of the stones and pictures to help with stone identification.  Click the picture to go to a more detailed analysis of each stone. 

Abalone

Protection, balance, harmony, creativity

Aegirine

Encourages one to follow their heart; eliminates negative thoughts, energies, and attachments

Agate

Strength, courage, longevity, inner stability...

Alexandrite

Luck and Love, Emotional balance; Regeneration; Manifestation; Anti-anxiety

Almandine

manifestation; stimulates libido; psychic protection, insight

Amazonite

Success in taking chances, Success in business

Amber

Luck, healing, strength, protection, beauty, love.

Amethyst

Spirituality and contentment; enhances meditation

Ammolite

Protection, grounding. Assists in seeing the “whole picture”

Andalusite

Balance, dispels negativity. Alleviates fear.

Andradite

Self-empowerment; higher thinking; confidence and self-esteem

Apatite

Helps to focus your concentration, meditation.

Aquamarine

Psychism, peace, relaxation

Astrophylite

Transformation. Helps you recognize and love your “true” self, and your true purpose.

Aventurine

Draws good luck; Mental powers, healing, draws money and prosperity.

Azurite

Psychism, dreams, divination, healing; clears confusion; opens the mind to new perspectives

Jade

Wisdom, luck, fortune, justice. Emotional balance.

Jasper

(Variations) Protection, combats exhaustion.  

Jet

Protection. Absorbs all types of negative energy.

Kunzite

Releases tension, induces relaxation.

Kyanite

Inspires loyalty and fair treatment of others, aids in working through disagreements.

Labradorite

Transformation and Magic. Power of the Waning Moon and the Crone.

*Official stone of MoonShine*

Lapis Lazuli

Enhances and expands wariness, insight, intellect, wisdom.

Larimar

Ocean energy. Helps one to see things from a different perspective; acceptance, patience, creativity.

Lepidolite

Rebirth, transition. Halts obsessive thoughts. Encourages independence.

Malachite

Prosperity, abundance, balance.

Moldavite

Connects one to “cosmic consciousness”

Moonstone

Feminine wisdom. New Beginnings. Balances emotions.

Obsidian

Protection, grounding.

Onyx

Increases happiness, intuition, instincts

Opal

Inspiration. Enhances imagination and creativity.

Pearl

Enhances sincerity, truth, loyalty

Peridot

Helps one connect to their destiny

Pietersite

Helps one see order within chaos.

Pyrite

Earth and Fire energy. Grounding.

Pyrope

Inspiration, vitality, charisma. “Living Fire”.

Quartz

(Variations) Master Healer and the “stone of power”.

Rhodochrosite

Balances and enhances love on all levels.

Rhondonite

Helps one achieve their highest potential.

Richterite

Calmness, Relaxation, Strength.

Ruby

Fire energy. Shields one from harmful intentions.

Sapphire

Power of Air. Wisdom.

Sardonyx

Promotes harmony and strengthens bond between partners.

Selenite

Divine Feminine. Mental clarity and flexibility.

Seraphenite

Air and Earth power. Accelerates manifestation, transformation, transmutation.

Serpentine

Emotional cleansing, attracts love and money.

Sodalite

Fosters wisdom, knowledge, and communication.

Spessartine

Activates analytical processes. Alleviates fears, facilitates confidence.

Sunstone

Projective energy. Promotes good humor, cheer, and an even temper.