Amethyst

deepwoodsinsight:

Amethyst is a very relaxing stone that helps us with meditation and sleep. It assists with self-control and calms strong emotions. This stone can also be used to enhance psychic abilities. However, amethyst may also aggravate psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia or paranoia.

Magically, amethyst is used to maintain balance and equilibrium. It also can detoxify both your mind and spirit.

Amethyst is associated with the throat chakra and the archangel Michael. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

Amethyst is wonderful for:

  • Boosting energy
  • Calming aggression and anger
  • Getting in touch with our inner child
  • Physical and emotional calm
  • Assisting transition for the dying
  • Jealousy
  • Over activity
  • Overindulgence
  • Focusing the mind
  • Wisdom
  • Emotional exhaustion and trauma, as well as increasing emotional strength
  • Dispelling negative energy
  • Entering meditative states easily
  • Lightening mental burdens
  • Clairvoyance
  • Chakra and aura cleansing
  • Transforming psychic attacks to love
  • Learning about past lives
  • Improving memory
  • Fatigue/tiredness/ sluggishness
  • General weakness
  • Psychosomatic disease
  • Nightmares
  • Stress
  • Swelling
  • Hysteria
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Addictions
  • Alcoholism, as well as negating effects of alcohol
  • Boosting hormones
  • Increase resistance to infection
  • Stamina
  • Pain relief
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma/breathlessness/lungs
  • High blood pressure
  • Bruises and injuries
  • Burns
  • Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Lightheadedness and fainting
  • Neuralgia
  • Parasites
  • Sores
  • Endocrine system
  • Teeth
  • Thymus
  • Brain
  • Intestines
  • Liver
  • Pineal gland
  • Red blood cells
  • Stomach
  • Skin
  • Ear problems

A List of Some of the Gems that can be used for Protection

fuckyeahitchywitch:

Black Onyx:-  This gem is excellent for protection and for providing a grounding energy field around the user.

Hematite:- Protection, Grounding, Clearing, Calm reasoning, Promotes tranquility, Dissolves negativity and Attracts harmony.

Jasper:- orange-red and/or yellow in color. This mineral is excellent for protection and is known as a “Shamans” stone that transforms negativity.

Jet:- This mineral is fossilized wood-   Traditionally this is the stone that witches use for protection from negative spells against them.

Limonite:-  This stone is rusty and iron-like – among other things this  mineral also provides for protection against negative thought forms and psychic attack.

Pyrite:- This stone is gold in color and looks like gold. Among other things it can also be used for protection.

Ruby:- is an excellent shielding stone, protecting on all levels and safeguarding ones consciousness from psychic attack.

Tiger Eye:- This gem comes in golden,dark blue or red in color.   Among other things it is excellent for protection, grounding.

Black Tourmaline:- deflects negativity for protection among other things.

Smoky Quartz:-  among other things Protection,Transforms negative emotion to positive energy,  Calming and Grounding.

Crystals for Socially Anxious Witches

rosebushprince:

• Citrine: a positive/happy stone that will boost confidence and reduce fears

• Fluorite: boosts confidence and allows negativity to bounce off you

• Rhodochrosite: Good for shyness/nervousness, and can help you have a positive attitude

• Blue Lace Agate: carries a soft and calming energy. hold/stroke the stone if you feel a panic attack coming on

Amethyst: known to be one of the most calming crystals

Anonymous asked: do Herkimer diamonds have the same properties/energy as other clear quartz?

cosmicmoonlightx answered: Mmm kind of! Herkimer diamonds are actually very powerful magical and spiritual crystals. They are used for astral dreaming or out of body experiences and are also used for communicated with other realms. It’s also powerful enough to assist in opening and balancing all chakras and cleansing your auric field as well as promoting a peace of mind. Like the Clear Quartz, Herkimer diamonds can receive and magnify the energy of other stones around. ❤

mutant-wolf2: Ooh! I love my Herkimer Diamonds! I call them my Warrior Ladies because of how stoic and strong they are.

Blue Kyanite

Blue Kyanite is especially good for working with the Throat Chakra and communication issues.  Blue Kyanite helps to speak one’s truth with clarity, making it a great stone for public speakers and performers.  Blue Kyanite is also useful for healing throat and voice ailments.  Blue Kyanite also facilitates an alignment of all the subtle bodies, creating a larger and stronger aura.

An excellent Third-Eye Chakra stone, Blue Kyanite can pull very high vibrations in through this chakra to be processed as messages from other realms.  It can also transfer a high vibration, allowing for an opening of psychic abilities, especially during meditation.  Blue Kyanite can also be used to promote lucid dreaming and astral travel.

In general, Kyanite is a popular metaphysical stone, which will not hold negative energy, and thus never needs to be cleared.  Kyanite aligns all of the chakras, and can be used to open them as well.  Kyanite also aligns all layers of the aura.  This makes Kyanite an excellent choice for any type of balance or energy work.

Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements and meditation.  Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body.  Kyanite clears and calms you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall.  Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Aligns ALL
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 4
Energy: Receptive
Power: Endurance, Love, Meditation
Magical Uses: Embracing love in all forms and helps foster the correct mindset for meditation
Geological:
Stone Type/Family: A member of the Silicates class
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate.  The blue color is due to trace amounts of Iron and Titanium  substituting for Aluminum
Hardness: 4.5-6.5

Physical:
Color:  Pale to deep blue
Location: Austria, Brazil, India, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Raw Kyanite is quite common, the gemmy, transparent/translucent variety less so
Fun Fact: The name Kyanite is taken from the Greek word “kyanos,” meaning blue.

Image source: Mineral Information Institute

Information Source: HealingCrystals and Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopidia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic

Stone Divination

Fine three stones: one dark, one light, and of a unique color that is different from the other two.

Name on yes, one no, and use the strangely colored stone for the indicator.

Ask a yes or no question. Shake the stones in your hands and throw them onto the grounds or a table standing in the center of the room.

The stone which is closest to the significator answers the question. Keep the stones in a pouch out of the sight of others when not in use, and let no one else touch them.

Note: if using a table and one the stones falls off, there is no answer. Similarly, if the yes/no stones seem to be the same distance from the indicator stone, there is no answer. Try again later. Do no more than three throws a night.

Aquamarine

-Aquamarine is a beautiful stone for people who are highly sensitive, as it is recognized as the Stone of the Fearless.

-It is also beneficial for times when one needs closure; its calming energies quiet the mind and reduce the stress response, allowing the wearer to filter through the information, join the dots and come to a resolve.

-With this being said, it also promotes self-expression and clears blocked communication allowing the wearer to adequately express their emotional state calmly and rationally.

-Its a wonderful stone to boost harmonious aura to those around you as it blocks off the wearers self-critiscism and anxiety, and the intolerance and judgement of others.

-A wonderful stone for meditation and spiritual discovery as its calming energies ground the mind yet still allow it become heightened in spiritual awareness (sending you into a focal dream-state instead of a drifting dream-state – like having a really vivid dream that you remember after waking.)

Simple Ways To Get Closer To Crystals

starcrystal-healing:

  • Take your crystal on a walk through nature or in an urban environment. Notice how it changes how you feel in different environments
  • Talk to your crystal throughout the day the way you would talk to a person
  • Ask your crystal for advice on decisions you have to make throughout the day
  • Sit silently with your crystal
  • Make gem water with your crystal
  • Add gem waters to your food
  • Spray gem water around the house
  • Sleep with your crystal under your pillow or next to your bed
  • Read with your crystal (you may learn more or get more ideas!)

dangerrpronedaphne asked: Hi! I found a teeny white quartz stone, about the size of a quarter, in a river in the woods. I really like it and makes me feel safe. As a beginner witch, what are some neat things I can do with this cool rock? Thank you 🌙

witchsmoke answered: These I find good for anything. They are stones with little bits of Quartzite (I think??) mixed into them. They can hold a lot of energy, but disperse it fairly quickly. That makes them great for short-term spells, such as:

– charging one with confidence (for example) and keeping it in your pocket for an interview, a week you’re anticipating to be difficult, a stressful car ride, whatever you need

– infusing with healing and using as a pick-me-up for a withering plant

– pouring negative emotions into and discarding since they’re so common, or if you want to keep it, for use in a spell like this one

– using when you have limited crystals, since they can do their job and be “reprogrammed” quickly

– charging with different types of energy and experimenting how that energy feels/looks/whatever to you in an object for practice

I love these little guys. They don’t hold their charge long but you can pour some INTENSE emotion into them, great for when you’re overwhelmed. They’re not fancy, but they are extraordinarily versatile. I usually charge them by holding them in my hand while visualizing covering them in a light of a color I associate with what I want to imbue, and whistling. My best results with them have come from times I charged them by whistling a song overtop of them. Any little tune will do, though if you like one that has meaning that corresponds with your purpose, even better.