Balance ✧ Protection ✧ Soothing
Agate comes in all the colours of the rainbow and can be an effective healing and meditation stone.
Unusually, different agates will have slightly varying properties depending on their colour: ask myself or one of the team at Shiny Storm to help you find the best kind for your needs. Essentially though, they are composed of quartz crystals whose hexagonal structure will help you achieve desires.
Agate is primarily thought of as a protection stone, associated
with transforming negativity as well as improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It is a bringer of balance, and can be used effectively in soothing and calming inner anger and turmoil.
Depends on colour, all chakras.
Origin: All over the world.
Colours: Black, blue, brown, grey, green, multi-coloured, orange, purple, red, white, yellow.
Works with: Other Agates, Clear Quartz.
Helps with: Emotional balance, concentration, calmness and manifestation. Blue: communication and honesty. Moss: love, success. Orange/brown: willpower. Pink: compassion. Other colours: any concerns associated with chakras of the same colour.
Usage tip: A beautiful way to begin a powerful and special relationship with an agate is to allow one to make its way to you. They can be found on rocky beaches all over the world: simply look through the rocks and when you see one that speaks to you, hold it up to the sunlight. If the sun shines through, it is an agate. If that sounds a little hard or you don’t live near a rocky beach, contact Shiny Storm: we will be more than happy to unite you with your agate!
Protection ✧ Courage ✧ Action
This is a healer’s stone used to ground negativityand protect against injuryor harm.
As a translucent to green opaque coloured Chalcedony, the inclusion of flecks of deep red and green make this a beautiful addition to any crystal collection, with an added benefit this stone’s generous energy giving qualities.
African Blood Crystal is said to help us face challenges, conquer fears and motivate us to action. It activates the courage deep within us, encouraging us to take on those experiences we dread or are holding us back from embracing our true joyful self.
Ultimately a protection stone, this beautiful flecked crystal will aid in healing, especially in any matters to do with the heart. Using African Blood Crystal grounds Heart energy, reducing irritability, anger and frustration.
Root and Heart.
Communication ✧ Truth ✧ Peace
A variety of feldspar, Amazonite is known as the Stone of Truth and the Stone of Courage.
Ranging in colour from blue to green, it is associated with both the heart and throat chakras, and is therefore excellent in communicating matters of truth. Amazonite assists with peace, truth, harmony and communication, radiating rejuvenating and positive energies. It is also a balancing stone and will calm a room, dispelling any negative energies.
When used in meditation, Amazonite can also help to manifest our desires.
It will empower and strengthen the intentions you set within it.
Origin: Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA.
Colours: Blue, green, light blue.
Works with: Rose Quartz.
Helps with: Empowers intentions, communication, protective against negativity, aids speaking the truth, balancing between throat and heart chakras, loving unconditionally, peace and understanding, integrity, forgiveness, prosperity.
Usage tip: Wearing amazonite in jewellery or keeping it close to you will have a calming effect on a stressful day. When trying to communicate difficult topics to loved ones, try placing a piece of Amazonite in your pocket.
Calm ✧ Intuition ✧ Strength
Amethyst comes from the quartz family and can range in colour from pale to deep purple.
You can also find heat-treated versions that are green (prasiolite) and yellow (so-called 'citrine’). The word amethyst comes from the Ancient Greek word amethystos, meaning ‘not drunken’ and refers to its traditional use as a stone to prevent overindulgence and inebriation. What does this mean for us living in the here and now?
Amethyst is a powerful crystal, used to protect and purify both the physical and spiritual body. It is strongly related to the third eye, the seat of intuition and the crown chakra.
When our energy in these chakras is blocked, we can become clumsy physically, anxious and blunder through thought and decision making. Amethyst helps to cleanse this blocked energy in the third eye, crown chakra, the body or any room it is placed in. It can also be used to transform negativity or assisting with insomnia and dreams, assisting travellers with safety. With all of these amazing uses and qualities, Amethyst is a significantly beneficial all-purpose stone and one of Shiny Storm’s most popular crystals.
Origin: Brazil, Germany, Sri Lanka, Uruguay.
Colours: Pale to deep purple, green (heat-treated, prasiolite), yellow (heat-treated, ‘citrine’).
Works with: Citrine, clear quartz.
Helps with: Intuition and insight, insomnia, safe travel, connecting to higher self and the Divine, creativity, manifestation, stress and anxiety, nightmares and addiction.
Usage tip: Place on your bedside table to help alleviate insomnia, discourage nightmares and/or remember dreams. You could even secure amethyst underneath the head of your bed.
In meditation, Amethyst will help attain stillness in your mind, allowing you to channel greater clarity, creativity and manifesting ideas into reality.
Balance ✧ Energise ✧ Purify
Apatite is the ultimate stone to help you find a place of balance and tranquillity. Recentering into the essence of you by discarding energetic blocks, harmful habits and all those negative thought patterns we pick up unconsciously is an important part of any healing process; this crystal will help you achieve that.
Associated with spiritual wisdom and truth, Apatite comes in many different colours, each with its own unique qualities and healing properties.
Closely associated with the higher realms, this stone will help download ideas from your higher self and stimulate the intellect.
. It allows for deeper exploration and reflection into one’s self. Meditating with Apatite will increase your insight and inner clarity, buffering the pressures and energies from the outside world so you can find balance, peace and quiet strength. Apatite is also said to be good for suppressing the appetite, a helpful tool for anyone seeking a healthier weight.
Origin: : Brazil, Burma, Mexico, Norway, Russia, United States.
Colours: Pink- heart or root. Yellow- solar plexus. Aqua- heart. Blue- throat. Violet- third eye. Clear- crown.
Works with: Amethyst, clear quartz and rose quartz.
Helps with: Balancing, peace, tranquillity, energetic cleansing, intuition, clarity, strength, wisdom, knowledge, astral travel, motivation, energy, decreasing social anxiety, focus, connection to higher realms.
Usage tip: This is a brittle crystal: store carefully wrapped as it will chip and scratch easily.Wear Apatite during times of healthy weight loss to help keep hunger pangs away.Due to its strength, using Apatite during long meditations will maintain your energy and connection to the higher realm.
Spiritual Awakening ✧ Calmness ✧ Intuition
Only recently discovered, Apophyllite is a powerful attractor stone useful for anyone regardless of the intentions they may have for their crystal collection.
At its core, this crystal aids in the attunement of energies to purpose, higher dimensions and divine beings. Used in meditation, Apophyllite can help to connect to your guardian angels and spirits, strengthening your bond and allowing your intuition to become more powerful. In this way, you become more sure of yourself and the path you are taking, whilst also attracting those things (and people!) you want most.
Apophyllite is also an excellent clearer of negative energy whilst increasing high vibrations, making it a calming addition to any space.
For those who practice healing modalities such as Reiki, this crystal is well known as a powerful aid in enhancing the flow of Reiki energy, while also helping practitioners purify themselves as an energy channel.
Origin: : India, Australia, Russia, Germany, Greenland, Italy, and the USA. Green Apophyllite is found in India, Brazil, Quebec and Canada.
Energy: Connection, high vibration.
Colours: Clear or white, green.
Works with: Any grounding stones because of powerful Apophyllite’s connection to the higher realms.
Helps with: Enhancing intuition, calm, energy clearing, communication with higher realms and spirit guides, connection, attunement, alignment.
Usage tip: Anyone practicing astral projection and lucid dreaming should place a piece of Apophyllite at their bedside. This stone will fill the entire room with high vibrational energy that will aid your transcendence to higher realms and connection with your spirit guides and angels. Green Apophyllite (whilst rare) is an excellent aid to meditate outside with, and will help attune you to Mother Earth’s powerful energies. Place a small piece of Apophyllite on your third eye to ease headaches or tired eyes, perfect after a long day at work.
Calming ✧ Inspiration ✧ Peace
Aquamarine is a manifestation stone and helps to clear the channel between heart and throat chakras.
Its beautiful azure blue colour is calming, cooling those hot emotions and allowing the inner being to glow. Aquamarine is especially useful for those with anxiety or phobias. It also offers safety to travellers.
Aquamarine supports all aspects of the intellect, as well as the enhancement of ideas, and clarity of the mind and the ability to communicate these.
It is also a helpful stone to promote resolution and harmony in disagreements or arguments.
Origin: Brazil, Mexico, Russia, USA.
Colours: Blue, green-blue.
Works with: Amethyst, clear quartz, turquoise.
Helps with: Clearing, easing anxiety and phobias, assisting with manifestation, balancing chakras, promoting courage, wisdom, protection of self-expression and the discovery of spiritual truth.
Usage tip: Aquamarine will help in meditation, especially when speaking your affirmations. Hold Aquamarine in your receiving hand for clarity and help with manifestation.
Patience ✧ Intuition ✧ Emotional Insight
Aragonite is the perfect stone to partner with when you begin your journey with inner healing.
Regardless of the colour, Aragonite holds powerful energy which will encourage you to release blocks, face the truth and develop an unclouded perception of reality.
This stone enhances tolerance, trust and provides clarity by developing a deep understanding of any problem.
This may sound quite difficult, but it is a power which will aid in your efforts to make positive change. This change might come in the form of increased confidence, patience, inner healing and personal improvement. Aragonite helps to bring all the chakras in balance, which in turn promotes mental clarity and emotional equilibrium, bringing us ever closer to positive transformation.
Joy ✧ Truth ✧ Freedom
Aura Quartz or Angel Aura Quartz is a natural quartz crystal processed at extremely high heat with precious metals.
The metal ‘coats’ the natural crystal, giving it a new colour and layer, mixed in a way to provide enhanced energies of both. What remains is an extremely high vibrational crystal whose power can be felt immediately. Joy, happiness and uplifting energy are the hallmarks of Aura Quartz.
This stone protects and provides inner peace, mental clarity and harmony. Aura Quartz is perfect for clearing a mental fog or painful emotional state.
When used regularly, not only will you feel happier and more joyful, but Aura Quartz will allow you to evaluate the trajectory of your life’s path, and encourage you to take action toward your true purpose.
Colours: White, metallic, silver and rainbow.
Works with: Rose Quartz, Amazonite, Rhodonite, Black Tourmaline and Hematite.
Helps with: Happiness, joy, truth, manifestation, clarity, consciousness, life purpose, self-belief, growth, transformation, self-healing, calming, protection, strength, transformation.
Usage tip: Wear Aura Quartz help lift your energy to a more positive level when you feel emotionally unstable or distressed. Combine Aura Quartz and Rose Quartz for a powerful meditation which draws grief, pain and trauma out of your energy body. Once free of this negativity, allow the nurturing power of these Quartzes to forge a new, loving and joyful life path for you.
Positivity ✧ Decisiveness ✧ Freedom
Formed from quartz with inclusions of others minerals, Aventurine can be almost any colour, though green is most common.
As an energy amplifier, the other colours of blue, red, orange, yellow or white can also amplify the chakra energies associated with each colour.
A joyful crystal, Aventurine is a wonderful stone to balance the emotions, enhance self esteem and decisiveness.
It can also assist in channelling your own personal energies and desires.
Aventurines in general can renew your optimism for life, pushing you to take action, seek new opportunities and adventure, helping you grow as an individual.
Red: root. Orange: sacral. Green: heart. Yellow: solar plexus. Blue: third eye and throat. White: crown.
Origin: Brazil, China, Russia, Tibet.
Colours: Green, blue, red, orange, yellow and white.
Works with: Tourmaline, turquoise.
Helps with: Blue: enhancing communication. Green: leadership and optimism. Red: safety. White: Connection to higher-self. Yellow: confidence.
Usage tip: Green Aventurine is excellent in promoting leadership and confidence. Place one in your suit pocket during important work meetings. Meditate with Aventurine to bring you closer to your spiritual guides. Carry Aventurine to help protect from those who suck away your energy.
Protection ✧ Joy ✧ Healing
As protection stones go, Black Kyanite is one of the most powerful, able to awaken our inner selves from deep slumber.
This stone directs energy, and is particular good for clearing and removing negative or unhelpful energies, whilst attracting the positive.
Feel protected from threats and harmful energy with Black Kyanite, and begin to access inner peace, regardless of the stressful situation you might be experiencing.
Black Kyanite can activate our entire chakra column, burning off negative karmic energy and bringing ourselves back to a blissful state of balance.
Protection ✧ Regeneration ✧ Courage
Black Tourmaline is an incredibly helpful crystal and one I use frequently to absorb any negativity surrounding me.
In ancient times, magicians used Black Tourmaline to ward off demons, but now along with draining off negativity and providing protection, black tourmaline also helps keep you grounded, promotes self-confidence and reduces anxiety. In this way, it is a powerful regeneration stone, helping to channel the courage to face new challenges whilst creating a safe and balanced energy around you.
It can also aid in purifying environments where excessive emotional negativity has occurred.
If Black Tourmaline breaks, it has become saturated with the harmful energy it has absorbed. Simply return it lovingly to the Earth and see me in person at a market on the Sunshine Coast or the Shiny Storm website for a new piece.
Origin: Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, United States.
Works with: Clear quartz.
Helps with: Anxiety, excessive anger, psychic protection, protection against negativity, grounding, stress release, cleansing negative emotions.
Usage tip: If you are in close and constant contact with someone who is excessively negative (such as a colleague), position a piece of Black Tourmaline between you and that person. Wearing Black Tourmaline will help keep you safe from harm.
Courage ✧ Transformation ✧ Strength
The ultimate hero stone, this crystal imparts a cool and determined energy of courage and calm.
Incredibly powerful, Bloodstone enhances the ability to ground ourselves fully in the now, activating our inner strength, willpower and courage. It can transform negative energies, purifying those thoughts and feelings into positive ones. During times of extreme adversity or abandonment, Bloodstone reconnects us with our higher selves, reassuring us that loneliness and isolation are simple illusions.
We only have to open ourselves to the connection to receive Divine love!
Bloodstone is also excellent at reducing all those ‘hot’ emotions we seem to be plagued with in our modern world: irritability, aggression, resentment and intolerance melt away with Bloodstone nearby.
Origin: India, China, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia and the United States.
Colours: Green and red.
Helps with: Creativity, strength, purpose, courage, willpower, purification, cleansing, transformation, confidence, action.
Usage tip: Place Bloodstone under your bed to wake up feeling refreshed, recharged and with a powerful zest for life!Wear Bloodstone to any interaction requiring you to control your anger yet maintain strength and courage. Keep Bloodstone next to your place of work to promote a calm and constructive atmosphere.
Calming ✧ Healing ✧ Communication
This pretty stone is strongly associated with the throat chakra, and is blessed with powerful, yet soothing healing capabilities. A beautiful gift from Mother Earth, if a gentle and calm conversational ‘download’ with a caring friend was embodied in a stone, Blue Aragonite would be it.
Having the ability to express what we think and feel freely and clearly is incredibly important to our overall emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Our voice is the pressure valve of our body: when our throat chakra is blocked or out of alignment, all chakras begin to fall out of balance.
Blue Aragonite is an excellent stone to help those who struggle to express their truth, by gently bringing to consciousness those traumas and painful memories we refuse to confront. With a calm and tender energy, this crystal will unveil the pain hidden and pushed down deep into your inner self, allowing you to process and speak your truth with compassion and kindness for yourself and others. Calming, gentle and nurturing, Shiny Storm strongly recommends Blue Aragonite be included in every crystal collection.
Colours: Light blue and blue.
Works with: Rose Quartz, Green Calcite, Rhodochrosite.
Helps with: Communication, truth, speaking truth, calming, relaxation, intuition, joy, mediation, self-discovery, healing, nurturing, trust, clarity, balancing, compassion, kindness, overcoming trauma.
Usage tip: Wear Blue Aragonite to increase your ability to communicate with compassion and kindness. Place Blue Aragonite on your throat chakra during a Reiki or massage treatment to concentrate powerful healing energies there.Meditate with Blue Aragonite to calmly unveil and confront those truths we find hard or refuse to acknowledge. Simply hold Blue Aragonite for instant relaxation.
Blue Lace Agate
Communication ✧ Calming ✧ Trust
A communication stone first and foremost, the delicate lines forming Blue Lace Agate imparts a sense of loyalty, trust, calm and optimism.
For those who struggle with communication on any level, this beautiful stone will not only support your voice to be heard, but untangle frazzled thoughts and ambiguous desires.
Blue Lace Agate helps those who need confidence and clarity to clearly articulate their truths, especially in friendships or relationships, as it assists both aspects of communication: the ability to listen and understand as well as communicate clearly.
Speak clearly, in confidence and in truth. By communicating your truth and what you want to those around you, this stone will help you manifest those desires into your experience. On an emotional level, Blue Lace Agate helps ease feelings caused by past experiences, clearing negative energies and blockages to allow for renewed self-expression and growth.
Calming ✧ Communication ✧ Protection
In general, Calcites are powerful amplifiers and cleansers of energy: they are wonderful healing stones, especially when used with Chakras of the same colour.
It’s no surprise then that the Throat Chakra benefits from Blue Calcite, which is particularly useful for cleansing all lines of communication. But this is not where this amazing crystal’s healing properties end. As a powerful stone used in relaxation and recuperation, Blue Calcite will help soothe and relax the emotional body.
It’s calming effects on the mind through the Third Eye Chakra, allow the user to think about emotional situations with more of objectivity, opening up stronger communication channels between your thoughts and feelings.
Blue Calcite will also absorb negative energy and help protect you from the ill feelings of others throughout your day. It also promotes clear thought as it cleanses communication channels throughout your body, allowing creativity and inspired ideas to flow.
Origin: Mexico, South Africa.
Energy: Amplifies, cleansing.
Colours: Light blue, dark blue.
Works with: Aquamarine, Moldavite, Phenacite.
Helps with: Communication, soothing emotions, relaxation, recuperation, tranquillity, protection, emotional understanding, psychic abilities, patience, dispelling negativity.
Usage tip: Wear Blue Calcite in a necklace to help communicate more effectively during your day.Keep a piece of Blue Calcite at your work station to promote clear thought and creativity.Place Blue Calcite over your Third Eye during meditation to increase your psychic powers.
Growt ✧ Communication ✧ Calm
Are you on a personal growth journey? Blue Quartz is for you.
This powerful stone enhances spiritual development and helps to encourage all forms of communication, both physical, emotional and spiritual.Blue Quartz enhances creativity and self-expression, helping us to communicate to others, but also to allow ourselves to hear our truth and listen to our inner beings fully. Accessing the spiritual and angelic realms is also made easier with this beautiful stone.
Incredibly soothing, Blue Quartz reduces stress, calms the mind, combats fear and inspires hope. It is also a powerful tool in protection from negativity while its balancing properties help dispel fear.
This stone offers hope, happiness, and peace, lifting our inner selves up and out of anxiety and darkness into beautiful positivity.
Cleansing ✧ Healing ✧ Manifestation
Calcite comes in all colours of the rainbow, with each holding specific properties aligned with each corresponding chakra.
A very strong amplifying and cleansing stone, its hexagonal structure suggests that Calcite will help you achieve your desires and thus is excellent for manifestation work. This stone is also considered to be an effective healing stone.
Being made almost entirely of calcium, Calcite is closely associated with the growth and healing of bones.
Origin: Brazil, Iceland, Russia, USA.
Colours: Black, blue, green, grey, honey, yellow, orange, pink, red, violet and white.
Works with: Other Calcites in different colours.
Helps with: Manifestation, energy amplification, calming, rejuvenating, cleansing, grounding, inner peace, individual chakra work.
Usage tip: Calcite is beautiful and can be used to create a rejuvenating environment in a bedroom or bathroom. Place different coloured Calcite stones around the room and enjoy their combined calming energies. Put Calcite in children’s rooms to promote the growth of healthy bones.
Caribbean Blue Calcite
Serenity ✧ Intuition ✧ Self-Discovery
This stone represents one of the newest discoveries in the crystal kingdom, and whilst our knowledge of the Caribbean Blue Calcite is limited, its power when used with the third eye and crown chakra is obvious.
Caribbean Blue Calcite was first found in Pakistan as late as 2019, and has a soothing azure blue colour with white and light brown Aragonite. This calming oceanic colour resonates with its use within meditation, where users can certainly feel an almost instant sensation of dropping away into serenity.
This crystal can help in more effective and transformative meditations.
Colours: Blue, white, light brown.
Usage tip: Keep this crystal by your bedside for greater dream awareness. Hold a piece of Caribbean Blue Calcite in your hand as you begin your meditations to help ease yourself into a calm and serene state.
Strength ✧ Self-Awareness ✧ Energy
This crystal brings beautiful power into your life, giving strength to your weaknesses and improvement to your general wellbeing:
it is particularly beneficial for those who are timid or struggle to make decisions and act on them. Not only does it strengthen, building confidence, courage and passion, it will boost your energy. Carnelian can also help temper a sense of self that is either completely inflated or totally diminished, bringing awareness and clarity of who you truly are to the surface. When we understand ourselves and acknowledge our power, we can begin to love ourselves and from there, happiness and joy are just around the corner!
Carnelian is an excellent motivator, encouraging us to stop waiting for our dreams to appear, but rather make them happen through channels of manifestation and divine motivation.
This crystal helps us have the courage to take the risks often associated with strong, assertive action. Carnelian is also attributed as being a ‘good luck’ stone, as well as attracting abundance.
Origin: Brazil, Iceland, India, Peru.
Colours: Red-orange (root), orange and brown-orange (sacral).
Works with: Clear Quartz, Malachite, Sardonyx.
Helps with: Self-awareness, courage, passion, strengthening life-force, willpower, manifesting, abundance, protection, boosting energy, overcoming negativity and mistreatment, becoming present, self-love, action, inner and physical strength.
Usage tip: Have Carnelian close to you when speaking publicly or at occasions of importance: the stone will bring power and strength to your voice. And since this is an energy boosting stone, keep Carnelian away from places you normally relax in, like bed!
Tranquility ✧ Balance ✧ Expression
This is a beautiful all-round crystal, perfect for encouraging and maintaining a peaceful energetic balance within your home.
Celestite has powerful abilities to uplift and relax those who use this beautiful, sky-blue crystal. Especially good at promoting clarity within the self, Celestite helps the user speak their inner truth with a sense of serenity. Aligned to the throat, brow and third eye chakras, this stone is an excellent meditative tool, clearing the way to higher planes of being. Seeing with such clarity allows for the genuine expression of the most authentic self without the intrusion of ego or blocking belief systems.
Celestite can help with longstanding conflict and arguments, energetically pushing towards the discovery of new opportunities and experiences.
In this way, this crystal allows us to move on from emotional blocks we continue to hang onto.
Origin: Madagascar, Egypt, Poland, Peru, Libya, Mexico, UK, and US.
Colours: Blue, light blue.
Helps with: Communication, meditation, accessing higher thought, calm, negotiations, resolving issues, clearing emotional blocks.
Usage tip: Place near your work station to maintain focus while blocking out ‘white noise’. Hold Celestite in your hand during intense negotiations to help encourage balanced thought processes and decision making.
Spirituality ✧ Connection to Higher Realms ✧ Manifestation
Need a potent aid to connect with your higher self, the self who is the truest, purest and happiest form of ‘you’? Let us introduce you to the beautiful, v-banded Chevron Amethyst!
This is one of the strongest crystals to use when working with the higher Chakras. Its powerful abilities to help strengthen your connection to the higher realms are legendary, whilst attunement and alignment within your own emotional and energetic body are other benefits.
As one of the finest Third-Eye Chakra stones, using Chevron Amethyst will almost certainly help you attune yourself to the higher realm whilst realigning your purpose and desires here on Earth.
Here, this crystal allows for greater clarity, wisdom and insight into your true self, which in turn aids in the manifestation of your desires. Its power can also be used to dissolve and protect from negativity, another wonderful quality when delving into our higher spirituality to learn and heal.
Usage tip: : Meditate with Chevron Amethyst to gain deeper access and insight into the truest form of your higher self, as well as the higher realms.Sleep with Chevron Amethyst to enhance the clarity of your dreams.Activate your Third Eye by place a piece of Chevron Amethyst over it.
Communication ✧ Calm ✧ Clarity
The rare and exceptionally beautiful Chrysocolla is a stone which has been used for thousands of years and was considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians and Native Americans.
It is a powerful communication stone, with added benefits of empowerment and calming properties. This makes Chrysocolla an excellent aid to those subject to high emotions, panic and anxiety.
Use of this stone will help with discharging negative energies, and allowing the truth and inner wisdom you hold within you to surface and be heard in a calm and peaceful manner.
Reducing panic and overwhelm, Chrysocolla will help you regain and maintain a clear head and calm mind. Considering its powerful ability to balance the emotions, this stone is excellent for attracting unconditional love. Also considered a wonderful healing stone, Chrysocolla will help draw out infection and pain from effected body parts. As a feminine crystal, it has long been used with pain associated with pregnancy and menstruation.
Usage tip: Those who tend to become erratic and are very emotional during stressful situations should carry a piece of Chrysocolla daily. Wear Chrysocolla in a necklace to help you communicate clearly and calmly.Place Chrysocolla directly onto the stomach to relieve period pain.
Growth ✧ Clarity ✧ Inner Knowledge
Also known as Australian Jade because of the large quantities currently coming out of Queensland, Chrysoprase symbolises new life in all its manifestations.
This is a stone of the heart, one which can be used to encourage growth, confidence and development, filling the aura with strong healing energies. It will help activate and open one's heart chakra, making it easier to get in touch with your emotional body, whilst also instilling a sense of humility. Chrysoprase encourages us to channel strength directly into our heart space, to cleanse and rid all negative, self-focused and egotistical energy.
This is particularly helpful when attempting to heal a broken heart, and in preparation for a new relationship.
Chrysoprase also provides a connection between our solar plexus chakra (our will) and our heart. When this connection is opened, we have increased clarity, stamina and determination: this provides us with the strength to truly focus on doing what our heart desires. This stone also promotes humility, clarity, inner knowledge, creativity, fertility and stamina, which makes it a powerful tool for new beginnings of the heart and business.
Creativity ✧ Abundance ✧ Joy
Citrine is both beautiful and powerful, channelling creativity and clarifying thought and emotion.
This is a gorgeous addition to your crystal collection. From the quartz family and ranging in colour from pale yellow to orange and amber, there are two types of Citrine: naturally occurring and heat-treated amethyst. The difference can be seen in the golden yellow colour. If it is extremely clear and saturated it is a heat-treated amethyst. Despite this, it still has similar properties to naturally occurring Citrine, though the latter tends to contain a more powerful energy. Ask me or any of my wonderful crystal experts at Shiny Storm; we are more than happy to help if you are unsure which is which!
Citrine is associated with the sacral and solar plexus chakras and is known to be beneficial for creativity, manifestation and imagination.
This beautiful crystal can help to open the door to inner thought during manifestation, awakening your creative thought and then helping to drive the action needed to bring those ideas into reality. In this way, Citrine is a stone which can bring great joy and abundance as your positive thoughts become tangible things. Also known as the ‘Merchant’s Stone’, Citrine will bring wealth and abundance to wherever it’s warming energy is directed.
This crystal is also associated with boosting the immunity, stamina and digestive orders, especially with its connections to the lower chakras. Citrine can also help clear energy blocks around feelings of lack and doubt.
Origin: Brazil, Peru, Russia, United States.
Works with: Clear quartz, amethyst, ametrine, smoky quartz.
Helps with: Encouraging abundance, creativity, self-esteem and self-image, creating generosity, promoting clarity, manifestation, personal action (or getting stuff done!), facilitating new beginnings.
Usage tip: I place Citrine all over my home, particularly in places I want abundance and prosperity to flow. In a physical store, I would definitely place a large Citrine on the left corner at the back, maybe close to a plant to give the other company. Stones like to have friends too!
If you’re not sure where to put it but you would love to encourage more prosperity to enter your life, place Citrine in the back-left corner of your home. This is the prosperity corner, which can be found by standing at the front door, facing inward and looking toward the back-left. In fact, placing Citrine in the back-left corner of any room will increase the riches flowing into your life. Consider your place of work, whether that is a bricks and mortar shopfront, an online business or your office: where would Citrine be best placed to promote abundance?
Harmony ✧ Power ✧ Healing
This is often the first crystal people purchase when starting out on their healing and wellbeing journey due to the versatile nature of this stone.
The power of this beautiful crystal has been used by ancient cultures right through to the present day to enliven and focus the energy of the holder. Clear Quartz is associated with all the chakras, and is one of the most balancing and calming of all the crystals available to us. It enhances and clarifies our thoughts, disperses negative energy and encourages harmony and joy.
Clear quartz is especially beautiful to hold close when you are trying to connect to yourself and/or starting new habits, like meditation.
Clear quartz is also a self-cleansing crystal and if you have a large cluster, can be used as a power crystal to cleanse and charge others. It will also intensify the power of any crystal it works with by placing the flat end of the quartz at the second crystal and the point away from it.
Origin: All over the world.
Colours: Milky white to clear.
Works with: All other crystals.
Helps with: Amplifying the properties of all other crystals and our own emotions, clear thought, improving concentration, receptiveness to clear messages, connection to higher consciousness, protection, cleansing and purification, intensifying energy and thought, balancing the body, mind and spirit.
Usage tip: Care needs to be taken when using Clear Quartz: because it amplifies energy and emotion, this can also have a negative effect if you are feeling sad or the stone has absorbed unhelpful energy. I always place a Clear Quartz close to a Smoky Quartz, since the later will convert that negative energy or emotion to positive energy.
Use a cluster of Clear Quartz points to cleanse and clear your crystal collection with ease. If you feel physical discomfort somewhere on your body, place Clear Quartz directly onto the skin to help ease that pain. Place Clear Quartz on your work desk to encourage focus and creativity, or in the main living area of your home to attract light and harmony.
Manifestation ✧ Self-love ✧ Balancing
Mesmerising black dots characterise this nurturing stone. Jasper is wonderful and nurturing, though Dalmatian Jasper takes this trait and amplifies it into one of manifestation, courage and confidence.
This crystal imbues a sense of purpose, and gives us greater impetus and action to bring our dreams into reality. A harmoniser of emotions and balancer of composure under stressful situations, Dalmatian Jasper also helps us reflect and review our past actions.
Using this stone in this way, we can move forward on our healing journey with helpful information for better decision making.
Additionally, Dalmatian Jasper has a grounding energy, supports family and has a calming influence on children and animals.
Colours: Pale Yellow, White, Brown, Yellow.
Works with: Orange Calcite, Smoky Quartz or Tiger Eye
Helps with: Confidence, courage, manifestation, purpose, personal will, decision making, reflection, manifestation, action, self-love, self-care, development, reflection, stress relief, clarity, focus, grounding.
Usage tip: Hold a piece of Dalmatian Jasper while practicing gratitude during the Full Moon: reflect and review what you have brought into your reality.Place a piece of Dalmatian Jasper on your desk at work to remain focussed.
Cleansing ✧ Charging ✧ Balancing
This beautiful and fragile crystal which can be used to anchor the user in a grounded space, helping them to gain balance and alignment with their true self.
Being selenite crystal, the Desert Rose also has the capability of cleansing the surrounding environment and auras as well as charging the crystals around it. Considering the short growth cycle of this crystal (only a few hundred years rather than millions) its power is amazing!
Associated with the root, crown and sacral chakras, the Desert Rose can help promote clarity, focus and has a high energetic vibration which helps to clear and balance energy.
This is especially useful for manifesting your desires.
Origin: Deserts, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Tunisia, and Afghanistan.
Colours: Brown, white.
Helps with: Manifestation, clarity, focus, meditation, grounding, balancing, clearing energy, charging and cleansing other crystals.
Usage tip: Place a Desert Rose next to your workspace, kitchen or bedroom to help cleanse the energy of the room.
Dragon’s Blood Jasper
Vitality ✧ Joy ✧ Strength
Dragon’s Blood Jasper is reminiscent of the fabled animal, with the green colour of the stone representing the skin and deep red the blood. It is a potent symbol, and the stone is no different!
Dragon’s Blood Jasper is able to help develop self-confidence, a stronger will and the persistence required to overcome obstacles and make lasting transformations in your life. This stone will encourage you to find creative ways to maintain inner equilibrium and outer balance through a new path or approach to joy and happiness. Through its grounding energy, creativity and imagination can’t help but be energised with the courage to make dreams a reality.
The determination and passion found so readily in Dragon’s Blood Jasper will support your journey of self-discovery and self-love.
A powerful abundance stone, Dragon’s Blood Jasper also enhances the energy flow of wealth and family. Physically, it aids endurance and inspires determination to complete projects.
Love ✧ Healing ✧ Growth
Directly empowering and enlivening our Heart chakra with free-flowing energy makes Emerald excellent in the aid of emotional healing.
Its soothing energy restores confidence and provides healing to all through its unconditional love. Emerald helps to overcome heartbreak, when the needs of the heart are not being met or improve your ability to express love. Life simply becomes more joyous with Emerald in your pocket!
As a stone of the heart, Emerald will also help with inspiration and patience in your life and embodies harmony, kindness and love.
This makes it a good stone for communication, friendship and cooperation, especially in the family and your greater community. It also promotes balance, and helps us bounce back from sudden change and drama in our lives. Emerald inspires us to live our lives with joy and compassion!