Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Amethyst:

  • Protective stone with high spiritual vibration

  • Enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation

  • Has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness

  • Sobering effect on over indulgence supporting sobriety

  • Beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate

  • Enhances the assimilation of new ideas and connects cause with effect

  • Facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and spiritual insights

  • Helpful where insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares

  • Enhances memory and improves motivation

  • Helps you to remember and understand dreams

  • Balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering

  • Dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety

  • Alleviates sadness and grief to help support coming to terms with loss

  • One of the most spiritual stones

  • Promotes love of the divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom

  • Opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts

  • Sleeping with amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences and brings intuitive dreams

  • Boosts production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism

  • Strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs and the immune system

  • An excellent cleanser for the blood

  • Relieves physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress

  • Eases headaches and releases tension

  • Reduces bruising, injuries, and swellings

  • Aids lung and respiratory tract issues, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and digestive tract problems

  • Beneficial for the intestines, regulating flora, removing parasites, and encouraging the reabsorption of water

  • Treats insomnia and brings restful sleep

  • Subtly balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual

  • Cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy and stimulates the throat and crown chakras

  • Helpful for people about to make the transition through death.

Cacoxenite:

  • Known as a stone of Ascension.

  • It heightens spiritual awareness.

  • Spiritually the stone is used in meditation or past life regression. It takes two core soul memories that require healing or integration before present day spiritual evolution can occur.

  • Included within Amethyst, activates the third eye and crown chakras, increasing receptivity to receive new ideas

  • Heightens the effects of full or new moons rituals.

  • Psychologically, it is helpful for overcoming fear and clearing stress, harmonizing the personal with the higher self and accentuating the positive and all that you do

  • Assists in releasing inhibitions and restrictions.

  • If insurmountable problems confront you, it creates a peaceful space to withdraw into, encouraging you to see events in a positive light.

  • Environmentally it assists with planetary realignment to stimulate the vibratory evolution of the earth and can be gritted for Earth healing.

  • A holistic healer that promotes awareness of the psychosomatic causes of disease and the holistic nature of healing.

  • Supports cellular memory and the heart, lungs adrenals and thyroid

  • Assists respiratory ailments, colds and flu imbalances, hormonal and cellular disorders.

Citrine:

  • Powerful cleanser and regenerator

  • Carrying the power of the sun, this is an exceedingly beneficial stone

  • It is warming, energizing, and highly creative

  • Never needs cleansing

  • It absorbs, transmutes dissipates, and grounds negative energy and is therefore extremely protective for the environment

  • Energizes every level of life

  • As an aura protector it acts as an early warning system so that action can be taken to protect oneself

  • Has the ability to cleanse the chakras, especially the solar plexus and navel chakras.

  • Activates the crown chakra and opens intuition

  • Cleanses and balances the subtle bodies (the layers of the energy field that surrounds all living things that relate to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of being ), aligning them with the physical

  • One of the stones of abundance

  • A happy, generous stone that encourages sharing what you have and yet helps you hold on to your wealth

  • Has the power to impart joy to all who behold it

  • Repels gloom and negativity

  • Useful for smoothing group or family discord

  • Raises self-esteem and self-confidence, and removes destructive tendencies

  • Enhances individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity, and encourages acting on constructive criticism

  • Helps develop a positive attitude and optimistic outlook, going with the flow instead of hanging on to the past

  • Promotes enjoyment of new experiences

  • Enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind

  • Excellent for overcoming depression, fears, and phobias

  • Promotes inner calm so that wisdom can emerge

  • Helps digesting information, analyzing situations, and steering them in a positive direction

  • Awakens the higher mind

  • Helps overcome difficulty in verbalizing thoughts and feelings

  • Promotes joy in life

  • Releases negative traits, fears, and feelings at the deepest levels

  • Overcomes fear of responsibility and stops anger

  • Helps you move into the flow of feelings and become emotionally balanced

  • Imparts energy and invigoration to the physical body

  • Useful for people who are particularly sensitive to the environment and other outside influences

  • Excellent stone for energizing and recharging

  • Highly beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and reverses degenerative disease

  • Stimulates digestion, the spleen and the pancreas

  • Negates infections in the kidney and bladder, helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid

  • Has a warming effect and fortifies the nerves

  • Acts as an eliminator - relieves constipation and removes cellulite

  • As an elixir, it is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, balancing the hormones, and alleviating fatigue

Clear Quartz:

  • Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form.

  • Found worldwide, it absorbs stores, releases and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it.

  • When acupuncture needles are coated in Quartz, the effects increase by 10% as demonstrated by the Kirlian camera (a Russioan invention that takes photographs of the aura surrounding the body)

  • Holding a quartz crystal in your hand doubles as your bio magnetic field.

  • Enhances muscle testing, and protects against radiation.

  • Generates electromagnetism and dispels static electricity.

  • Works as a vibrational level attune to the specific energy requirements of the person needing healing or undertaking spiritual work.

  • It takes the energy to the most perfect state possible, going back to before the disease setting.

  • It cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser connecting the physical dimension with the mind.

  • At a spiritual level, this crystal raises energy to the highest possible level, containing every color possible.

  • Works on all levels of being, storing information like a natural computer.

  • A spiritual library waiting to be accessed. Quartz has the ability to dissolve karmic seeds, it enhances psychic abilities and attunes you to your spiritual purpose.

  • Used in meditation, Quartz filters out distractions.

  • The most efficient receptor for programming. At a mental level, Quartz aids concentration and unlocks memory.

  • A great energy saver. Attached to a fuel line of a car, quartz point reduces fuel consumption.

  • Has different facet shapes according to how fast they formed. The shapes are deeply significant.

  • A master healer and can be used for any condition. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.

  • It is excellent for soothing burns.

  • Harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies

Copper:

  • Provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and aligns the subtle bodies.

  • Used successfully to amplify and to transmit thought.

  • Said to be a "bestower" of "good", bringing benefit to the user. It is also reported to bring "luck" to persons, especially in the recovery of property.

  • Conducts electrical impulses and magnifies the energy transfer, from the healer or from minerals, to the subject of the healing.

  • Combats lethargy, passivity, restlessness, excitability, and non-acceptance of oneself.

  • Stimulates initiative, optimism, diplomacy, and independence.

  • Activates and opens the base and sacral chakras, advancing and stabilizing the energies of intuition, sexuality, desire, and vitality - directing these energies toward the pursuit of one's path of evolution.

  • Allows one to recognize the barriers which are in the path of one's development.

  • Used to stabilize and to balance the flow of blood within the body; helping to increase circulatory functions when necessary.

  • Cleanses wounds and fights bacterial infection.

  • It is also useful in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism, and to stimulate the metabolic processes.

Green Opal (Macedonian):

  • Stimulating the heart chakras, Macedonian green opal heals emotional wounds from any timeframe, dissolving memories held in subtle bodies, it brings in light helpful in treating depression and spiritual apathy.

  • Disperses negative energies and turns anger into joyful self assertion, promoting confidence and stimulating creativity.

  • Helps express yourself in the world.

  • Macedonian green Opal provides a burst of physical energy to overcome depletion and promotes healthy diets.

  • Helpful during convalescence and prolonged periods of stress.

  • Macedonian green Opal is reputed to be helpful for colds, flus, and fevers and for strengthening the immune system.

Green Tourmaline in Quartz:

  • Tourmaline quartz brings together the properties of quartz and tourmaline, an effective grounding stone.

  • Strengthens the body energy field against external invasion and deflects detrimental environmental influences

  • Dissolves crystallized patterns and releases tensions at any level.

  • Harmonizes disparate and opposite elements and polarities, and turns negative thoughts and energies into positive ones.

  • Psychologically, it helps to integrate and heal the shadow energies, alleviating self-sabotage.

  • An effective problem solver.

  • Harmonizes the meridians, the subtle bodies, and the chakras.

  • Excellent healer and is helpful for visualization.

  • Opens the heart chakra, promotes compassion, tenderness, patience, and a sense of belonging. This nurturing stone brings balance.

  • Transforms negative to positive energy and dispelling fears.

  • Promotes openness and patience, it rejuvenates and inspires creativity

  • With this stone, one is able to see all possible solutions to select the most constructive one

  • Magnetizes the wearer to prosperity and abundance. 

  • Overcomes problems with father figures

  • Facilitates the study of herbalism and enhances the application of remedies

  • Has the power to heal plants and healing

  • As with all green stones, Green Tourmaline aids sleep and quiets the mind

  • Fortifies the nervous system and prepares it for vibrational shift.

  • Treats eyes, heart, thymus brain and immune system

  • Facilitates weight loss and relieves fatigue syndrome, and exhaustion.

  • Assists in realigning the spine and aids strained muscles.

  • Useful detoxifier, and heals constipation and diarrhea. It can reduce claustrophobia and panic attacks.

  • Beneficial for hyperactive children.

Jade:

  • A symbol of purity and serenity much prized in the east.

  • Signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility.

  • Associated with the heart chakra and increases love and nurturing.

  • A protective stone, which keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony.

  • Believed to attract good luck and friendship.

  • Psychologically stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body

  • Promotes self sufficiency

  • Mentally releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind

  • Stimulates ideas and makes tasks seem less complex so that they can be acted upon immediately.

  • Brings insight when placed on forehead

  • Aids in emotional release, especially of irritability

  • Spiritually it encourages you to become who you really are.

  • Assists in recognizing yourself as a spiritual being on a human journey and awakens hidden knowledge

  • Physically is a cleansing stone, aiding the body's filtration and elimination organs.

  • Treats the kidneys and supra-adrenal glands, removes toxins, rebinds cellular and skeletal systems, and heal stitches.

  • Assists fertility and childbirth. It works on the hips and spleen.

  • Balances the fluids within the body and the water salt/acid alkaline ratios.

  • Green Jade is the most common. It calms the nervous system and channels passion in constructive ways. Green Jade can be used to harmonize dysfunctional relationships.

Malachite:

  • Amplifies both positive and negative energies. It grounds spiritual energies onto the planet. It is believed by some people that Malachite is still evolving, and will be one of the most important healing stones of the new millennium

  • Already an important protection stone, it absorbs negative energies and pollutants easily picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.

  • Soaks up plutonium pollution and guards against radiation of all kinds. It should be placed in the home of anyone who lives near a nuclear or natural radiation source. It also clears electromagnetic pollution and heals Earth energies.

  • Has a strong affinity with nature and outside forces.

  • This stone clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.

  • When placed on the third eye, it activates visualization and psychic vision.

  • When placed on the heart, it brings balance and harmony.

  • Opens the heart to unconditional love and can be used to access other worlds, inner or outer

  • Journeying through its convoluted patterns, releases the mind and stimulates pictures.

  • It can assist in receiving insights from the subconscious or messages from the future

  • Psychologically it is a stone of transformation. Life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone, which encourages risk taking and change. It mercilessly shows what is blocking your spiritual growth

  • Draws out deep feelings and psychosomatic causes.

  • Breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns and teaches how to take responsibility for one's actions, thoughts and feelings

  • Releases inhibitions and encourages expressing feeling. This stone develops empathy with other people, showing how it would feel to be in their place.

  • Alleviates shyness and supports friendship

  • Used for psychosexual problems, especially when these have been caused by traumatic past life sexual experiences. It assists the rebirthing process

  • Mentally goes to the core of a problem, enhancing intuition and insight.

  • It helps alleviate mental disturbances, including psychiatric illness and combats dyslexia

  • It strengthens the ability to absorb and process information

  • A powerful stone but in raw form, one that needs to be handled with caution as breathing in the dust of an unpolished Malachite stone is toxic (TillyRuth only has POLISHED Malachite stones)

  • If used as a gem elixir apply externally, only, or make by the indirect method of placing the stone in a glass container, and standing this within spring water so that the stone does not touch the water

  • It should be cleansed before and after use by placing it on a Quartz cluster in the sun. Do not use salt, which will damage the surface.

Pyrite:

  • Pyrite, also known as “fool’s gold”, is a sulfide mineral. 

  • A powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. 

  • Stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. 

  • Assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting an understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. 

  • The ancient Incas used Pyrite for meditation and divination.

  • Inspires the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. 

  • Encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being. 

  • Allows one to recognize the purity of the universe.

  • Can be used in the treatment of bones and in the healing of cell formation. 

  • It treats lung disorders and bronchitis and has been used to reduce swelling and fevers. 

  • Aids in the treatment of infective disease, whilst also providing protection from the disease for the caregivers.

Tiger's Eye:

  • Combines the earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is grounding, drawing the spiritual energies to Earth

  • Placing on the third eye, it enhances psychic abilities in earthy people and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise of the Kundalini energy

  • Protective stone that was traditionally carried as a talisman against bad wishing and curses.

  • Shows the correct use of power and brings out integrity.

  • Assists in accomplishing goals, recognizing units, resources and promoting clarity of intention

  • Placed on the navel chakra, Tiger's eye is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted.

  • Grounds and facilitates manifestation of the will.

  • Anchors change in the physical body.

  • Useful for recognizing both your needs and those of other people.

  • It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you want and what you really need.

  • Mentally integrates the hemispheres of the brain and enhances practical perception.

  • Aids in collecting scattered information to make a coherent whole.

  • Helpful for resolving dilemmas and internal conflicts, especially those brought about by pride and willfulness

  • Particularly useful for healing mental disease and personality disorders.

  • Aids in recognizing one's talents and abilities

  • Balances Yin-Yang and energizes the emotional body.

  • Alleviates depression, and lifts moods.

  • Treats eyes and aids night vision.

  • Heals the throat and reproductive organs and dissolves constituents. It is helpful for your hearing and broken bones.

  • Aids in paying attention to detail, warning against complacency.

  • Assists in taking action from a place of reason, rather than emotion. An excellent companion for tests and important meetings.

All crystal and gemstone information comes directly from the series of books, "The Crystal Bible" by Judy Hall.

DISCLAIMER: The information given in these books (and on TillyRuth website) is not intended to act as a substitute for medical treatment, nor can it be used for diagnosis. Crystals are powerful and are open to misunderstanding or abuse. If you are in any doubt about their use, a qualified practitioner should be consulted, especially in the crystal healing field.