Sardonyx, Black
Sardonyx is a beautiful stone that forms between layers of Onyx, is said to enhance strength
and willpower and to increase self-confidence, self-control and willpower.
It is believed to be a stone of love and works to ensure happy marriages and relationships
which last. It is also thought to encourage integrity and virtuous behavior, lifting depression and
generally encouraging an optimistic outlook.
It's said to attract friends and good fortune.
Sardonyx can be a useful stone to keep by you when you are learning new things as it is
believed to aid the processing and absorption of new information.
Sardonyx is a stone of good fortune and happiness, helping to give you will power.
In physical healing Sardonyx is thought to help repair bones and lungs.
It heals the sensory organs, and strengthens the immune system, helping nutrition and the
elimination of waste products.
Sardonyx, Green
Green Sardonyx is noted for being purifying and its healing energy resonates with your Heart
Chakra.  Sardonyx itself is a stone of strength & protection that vibrates with happiness,
optimism & confidence.
he 'Stone of Ice', bringing cooling, calming and soothing, where there is inflammation, allergy
and fever. A stone of purity and peace. Place Green Sardonyx in stuffy and dense atmospheric
areas, to bring cooling and a purity of air. A Stone which can also be kept close by the being
who is in a state of anger, upset and anxious distress, to bring a sense of calm and stability.
Green Sardonyx help’s calm any inflammation of the inner and outer body. Use this stone to
bring down and minimize swelling, especially that of the glandular areas. It can also be used to
minimize swelling, inflammation, bruising and blood loss, after surgery within the mouth and
neck area and also in dental treatment.
Green Sardonyx is beneficial to the inner ear, helping to sooth, cool and calm inflammation, as
well as minimizing discomfort and pain. Where there are upsets of the throat area, Green
Sardonyx can be of use in the treatment to combat swelling, discomfort, inflammation and
infection.
Also, a stone to bring down a high body temperature, ease headaches, sooth neck tension and
is beneficial in the treatment of eye upset’s such as conjunctivitis - for this, place over the
closed eye for the desired period of time, a cool and soothing feeling should be felt almost
immediately.
Selenite
A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences.  Selenite can
evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy.  The powerful
energies of Selenite help one connect with one's guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and
Higher Self.  Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection.
Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility.  Use Selenite in a
grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space.  
Meditating with Selenite aids in access to past and future lives.  Selenite brings mental clarity,
clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem.
Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection.  The
powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and
is excellent for all types of spiritual work.  Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.
Physically, Selenite removes energy blockages from physical and Etheric bodies.  It can
reverse the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level.  Selenite is
associated with the spine and the skeletal system.  Selenite can be used to mitigate problems
with Mercury fillings in dental work.  Selenite is also good for breast feeding.
Selenite, Desert Rose
The Desert Rose is sometimes called the Sand Rose, Selenite Rose or Gypsum Rose. It is a
form of gypsum that, when sand particles become embedded in it, forms rosette-like
concretions. They are found in arid, desert regions, hence their name. (The properties of
Selenite also apply)
Desert Roses are said to contain a spirit guardian, and each one is different. Because of this,
they are useful as protective talismans and can increase your own self-confidence and
self-worth. Those who are timid or shy, but have latent talents, can benefit from a Desert Rose.
This is especially true for children/teens.
Use Desert Rose to increase creativity as well as psychic abilities. If you suffer from phobias,
especially claustrophobia, keep a Desert Rose handy for its calming effects. It can help one to
deal with grief and to let go of those things/emotions that have been keeping you from living
your best life.
Physically, Desert Rose can help with travel sickness, viral infections, nausea and disorders
associated with the prostate.
Selenite, Orange
Orange Selenite is another variety of Selenite or Gypsum, and carries the same properties as
White Selenite.  Color ranges from pale orange to orange-brown. It generally has a luster that
is glassy or vitreous and is pearly and silky.
Use Orange Selenite to remove electromagnetic stress in and around your home. It works well
to connect us to the Earth and Moon energies and cleanses the Sacral chakra. When you need
a boost of self-esteem, a greater sense of well-being, or a dose of creativity, reach for Orange
Selenite. It’s a great crystal to keep morale up in the workplace or at home.  Orange Selenite
also helps one to feel safe and secure, especially at night.
Physically, Orange Selenite may be helpful for flexibility, epilepsy, nausea, kidney- or
gallstones, and fluid retention.
Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection. The
powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and
is excellent for all types of spiritual work. Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.
A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can
evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. The powerful
energies of Selenite help one connect with one's guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and
Higher Self. Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection.

Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility. Use Selenite in a
grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space.
Meditating with Selenite aids in access to past and future lives. Selenite brings mental clarity,
clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem.

Physically, Selenite removes energy blockages from physical and Etheric bodies. It can reverse
the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level. Selenite is associated with
the spine and the skeletal system. Selenite can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury
fillings in dental work. Selenite is also good for breast feeding.
Septarian
Septarian nodules are unique in that they were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and
attracted dead sea life chemically bonding them to the sediment and forming mud balls. They
are composed of Calcite, which makes up the yellow centers and Aragonite which are the
brown lines. The outer grey rock is Limestone.
The name Septarian comes from the Latin word "septum" meaning seven, or “saeptum” which
means a wall or enclosure.  As the balls dried they shrank inside and had a tendency to create
a distinctive pattern of 7 points in every direction.
Septarian (also called Dragon Stone) is a wonderful stone to wear or carry with you if you
speak in public, as it gives you confidence and allows you to gain an audience’s attention.  A
grounding stone, Septarian allows for better tolerance and patience, as well as emotional
flexibility.  It can gauge the underlying cause of an illness when meditated upon, and focuses
the body into healing itself.  Septarian can absorb your energy when held over a period of time
and transmits that energy into strength when needed.
Serpentine, Asterite
Serpentine, also called "New Jade" is a wonderful healing stone! Serpentine helps to clear out
and release the clouded/dense areas of all chakras so that healing can occur. Serpentine will
help with healing on all levels (mental, emotional, and physical). Serpentine forms a unique
connection to promote healing in the way that is best for each individual.
Serpentine can be used to attract/manifest what you want into your life--abundance on all
levels, prosperity, love, healing, etc. It aligns your intent with the Heart Chakra and Source
energy.
The name "Serpentine" was given to this stone since many types of Serpentine resemble the
color and texture of the serpents scales. And what better stone to use when working with the
rise of Kundalini energies. (Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling
like a snake.") Serpentine helps to create an opening so that the Kundalini may travel and
lessons the discomfort, which is sometimes associated with movement. Serpentine also
enhances the meditative state and retrieval of ancient wisdom.
Shiva Lingam
Shiva Lingams are egg-shaped stones made of cryptocrystalline quartz. They are found in one
of the seven holy sites of India - the Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata. Villagers gather the
stones from the river and hand polish them.
The egg shape is considered a phallic symbol of the Hindu god Shiva. The shiva lingam
represents both male and female, as well as the cosmic egg from which all creation emerged.
This stone resonates with energies of all the elements, and are used to charge the entire
chakra system, activate kundalini energies, and boost vitality. Shiva Lingam can also enhance
inner transformation and break up old patterns to open the path for new life. It also can help
one to feel unity, even during times of separation.
Healers use shiva lingams to treat impotence, infertility, strengthen and balance the whole body.
Shungite
Shungite is a rare, carbon-based, noncrystalline rock that comes from the Karelia area of
Russia, in a village called Shun’ga, from where it got its name. This unique, black mineral may
have dated as far back as two billion years ago. It contains fullerenes, which are molecules
composed almost entirely of carbon.
Shungite, which looks similar to coal, has the ability of conducting electromagnetic and
geothermal energy, and yet absorbs and shields the body from electromagnetic emissions such
as those caused by computers, microwaves, Wi-Fi and the like.  Shungite can also absorb
negative energy and remove it from a person or even an entire space. It will replace stress and
negative emotions into positive energy, while at the same time keeping the user grounded and
protected.
Not only does Shungite remove negativity, but will also rid the body of pollutants, bacteria,
viruses and free radicals. Use Shungite to detoxify the body, bolster the immune system and
relieve pain and inflammation. It can ease headaches and insomnia. Shungite helps with a
variety of issues and ailments, from asthma and arthritis to chronic fatigue syndrome,
pancreatic conditions and cardiovascular disease.  
Shungite is a hard-working, no-nonsense mineral. It needs to be recharged and cleansed on a
regular basis in order to continue its work.
Sodalite
Sodalite encourages being true to self and standing up for your beliefs. A stone of
self-expression and confidence, Sodalite can aid in issues of self-worth, self-acceptance, and
self-esteem. Sodalite promotes intuition and a trust in one's own judgment, which can be a
great ally in daily life. Sodalite helps to achieve emotional balance, releasing old conditioning
and programming of the past which no longer serves.
A stone of awakening, Sodalite stimulates the Pineal Gland and the Third Eye, and deepens
meditation. Sodalite is helpful for those who find themselves to be over-emotional, due to its
ability to focus energy on the Third-Eye and Throat Chakras. This will allow one to use more
logic and intuition, rather than the emotions from an over-developed Heart Chakra. Sodalite
helps to enhance psychic abilities while discouraging any obsession about such abilities.
Sodalite encourages discipline and will in one's personal and public lives, and can be a
facilitator of career advancement when used in this manner. Carrying Sodalite during the day
can help one to find efficient ways of dealing with daily tasks and problems.
Place Sodalite next to your computer to help clear electromagnetic pollution. Sodalite works
with the Throat and Third-Eye Chakras to help and guide one on their spiritual path by opening
a window into the subconscious mind, pulling subtle images into the conscious mind. Sodalite
can also be an aid to those studying symbolism and its role in the greater scheme, by helping
one to become aware of the patterns that can occur over the course of one's life, and their
meanings and purposes.
Physically, Sodalite can ease anxiety and panic attacks, mental confusion, and fear/phobias.
Use Sodalite to strengthen the immune system, ease insomnia and balance metabolism.
  Sphalerite
Sphalerite is made up of zinc sulfide, the chief ore of zinc, and is a part of the Sphalerite group.
It may be yellow, brown, red or black. In its black variety, Marmatite, the mineral contains high
concentrations of iron and is sometimes called Black Jack.  Sphalerite is also known as Zinc
Blende. The red version may also be called Ruby Blende or Ruby Jack, but contains little to no
iron content.
Sphalerite is a grounding stone, working well with the lower chakras. It helps to balance male
and female energies and increases vitality when you need it most. Sphalerite is also known to
help you weigh the good and the bad in difficult situations. It also eases the transition period,
especially when changing jobs. When used in mediation, Sphalerite may increase our psychic
qualities, whereby information is more easily received, and we may be better able to discern
reality from illusion or deception.
Physically, Sphalerite may help with problems associated with both male and female
reproductive systems; increase libido and energy; protect the immune system, and alleviate
infections and fevers.
Stichtite
Stichtite, a lovely pinkish-purple crystal, is often found together with Serpentine. It was named
after Robert Carl Sticht, a mine owner in Tasmania, Australia, who discovered it in 1910.
A stone of peace, Stichtite can encourage one to be more compassionate towards others as
well as ourselves. When placed in the home, Stichtite brings about a more tranquil atmosphere
where family members can get along with each other in a more loving way. Especially useful for
children who suffer from hyperactivity and/or ADHD, Stichtite can calm them down and
encourage better interactions with family and friends.
Use Stichtite to increase Kundalini energy and clear blockages in the Heart chakra. Stichtite
encourages clear thinking, especially when worn or held, and can ease worries that cause us to
become emotionally overwhelmed and incapable of making decisions. It is a stone that says,
“Be kind to others and yourself.”
Physically, Stichtite can help with emotionally-based illnesses such as high blood pressure,
headaches and eating disorders. It can enhance the skin’s elasticity, especially stretch marks
and those that occur with water retention. Use Stichtite to encourage healing of hernias and
ruptures, as well as gingivitis.
Sugilite
Beautiful violet-purple Sugilite, also called Luvulite, is a major spiritual stone, promoting
individual as well as universal love.  Sugilite is said to aid in understanding the “big questions”
in life.  Especially helpful for those who feel alienated and alone, Sugilite allows the user to
understand the purpose for their existence, and the reason for their life lessons.  Sugilite helps
to promote self forgiveness and acceptance.
Sugilite can help one to release anger and rage, helping one to recognize struggles as
necessary for ones growth.  Great for dreamwork, Sugilite can be held during sleep to help
release nightmares, bringing one to a truly restful, regenerative sleep state.  Especially good
for those who are empathic, Sugilite can offer energetic protection from outside negative
energies.  Meditating with Sugilite can help to pull in higher vibrations, and bring them into the
earth's energy field.
Known as the healer’s stone, Sugilite is said to enhance one’s healing and psychic abilities.  
Sugilite is also believed by some to lesson learning disabilities like dyslexia, and to help with
more serious disorders such as Schizophrenia and Autism.
Physically, Sugilite aids with addictions and eating disorders.  Sugilite is a wonderful companion
to keep near when dealing with headaches, migraines or any type of pain issues.  Sugilite is a
great piece to keep in your collection, as it will help the body to heal and repair itself.
Sunstone
Sunstone is a gem variety of Oligoclase (Feldspar Family) that has schiller (flash) similar to
Labradorite. Sunstone is an orange to brown stone containing small hematite crystals that give
it an additional sparkle and fire.
Metaphysically, Sunstone is known for its powerful connection to the light and power of the
sun.  Sunstone brings light to all situations, and carrying a piece around with you can help your
personal power to “shine”. Once known as a stone of good luck, Sunstone has a bright, joyful
energy that increases vitality and lightens dark moods.
Sunstone helps empower those who feel persecuted or abandoned by others, instilling
confidence and optimism and encouraging motivation and positive action.  Sunstone is also
useful in removing energy draining ties or “hooks” into your energy by other people.
Sunstone is a great stone for the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, but can clear and
energize all Chakras. Sunstone was used by the Canadian Indians in medicine wheel rituals, by
the ancient Greeks to represent the Sun Gods, and in ancient India for protection from dark
forces from other realms.
Physically, Sunstone can aid in Depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) as well as
assisting with aches, pains, chronic sore throat, and sexual issues.
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