Rainbow
By Bruce DeBoer

A Circle of Light's Crystals & Gemstones Awareness Guide "S" to "Z"


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Sapphire:
Corundum. Blue, green, pink, purple, clear. Related to Ruby. Blue: Communication, insight, intuition, clairaudience, inspiration, spiritual prayer/devotion, peacefulness. Pituitary and Thyroid. Detoxifying skin, body. Antidepressant. Cools, contracts, soothes, thus reducing inflammation, fevers, nosebleeds. Hearing problems, TB, burns, etc. Nervous system (& Epilepsy) and meridians. Strongest if next to skin. Especially throat CTR. Star: Also: wisdom, will, centering, cheerfulness, luck. Reduces radiation effects, anxiety, procrastination. Some effects subtle. Black: more grounding. Protection. May strengthen by posing challenges to overcome. H:9; CTR:1,5,6; T (Aluminum)
Selenite:
A Gypsum. White/clear striated crystals. Mental focus, growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. Centuries-old record keepers of events/information. Smoothes emotions. Holding crystal, visualize it bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from transpersonal point above head down through body, out through feet into earth/physical plane. Place on 3rd eye for stored info. May help physical and emotional letting go. Represents; spine and nerve system, emotional and athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands sensitivity, field of awareness. H:1.5-2; CTR:2,6,7
Silica: "Gem Silica":
The highest, purest form of gem quality Chrysocolla. One of the highest evolved blue-green stones. (Also see: Chrysocolla). H:2-4; CTRS:4,4b,5; T
Silver:
Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience. Like the moon's energy, it has gentle, cool, smoothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress. Best with the gentler, cooler-colored gems. Works with pituitary and upper energy centers. Generally Yin. Wear the metal that you feel attracted to. H:2.5-3; CTR:6,7
Smithsonite:
Light blue, pink, or lavender fuzzy bubbles. Harmonizes and aligns heart, throat, and brow CTRS. for smoother communications, leadership, perceptiveness and depth in relationships, and expansion into new areas. Meditation clarity, and receptiveness. Insight via dreams, dream recall. Versatile; Historically works well in many areas, especially Throat CTR, nose, lymph, immunity; tissue elasticity. Chakra corresponds with stone color. H:5; CTR:4,5,6
Sodalite:
General communication and writing stone. Logic, ideas, truth. Balances body energy levels via thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. Helps throat CTR, insomnia, neck, mouth, hearing, blood-sugar, etc. Cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus inflammations, high blood pressure, etc. Still evolving. H:5.5-6; CTR:5; T (aluminum)
Spectrolite:
See: Labradorite
Spinel:
Blue, green. Calms alleviates stress, depression. mental rejuvenation. Most commonly used to aid in detox (together with fasting, enemas, and alcohol/chemical detox of blood and organs, including skin.) Red: Also for strength, kundalini. H:8; CTR:1 or 5; T
Staurolite/"Fairy Cross":
Brown/grey, cross-like extrusions. Represents 4 elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter. Spirituality, compassion, allowing-ness, detachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now. H:7; CTR:6
Stilbite:
Pale pink/gray/white. Pink is especially helpful with loving, creative energy, accepting, allowing, letting go, manifesting May vivify/heighten physical senses, esp. taste. Detoxifies. Gentle self-expression. H:3.5-4; CTR:4,4b,5
Sugilite (Aka: Luvulite/Royal Azele):
Solid, purple. Important healer's stone used to gently draw out pain (headaches too), inflammation, stress, disease, toxins, emotional blocks. Protects; Absorbs and dissolves anger, hurt, unwanted energies. Is placed on Brow to alleviate depression/despair, stress. Brings spirit/light into physical body and heart for healing. Balances adrenal, pineal, pituitary, Lt/Rt brain. Peace of mind, well being, spiritual love. Androgynous. CTR:4,6,7
Sulphur:
Solid/clear yellow. Rejuvenating, especially if one does a great deal of thinking/mental wk and little physical exercise. Mental clarity, focus, analysis, understanding, willpower, discipline, confidence. Used in Egypt and modern hot springs/baths for arthritis, pain, rheumatism, swelling, lymph, cysts, hemorrhoids. Traditionally very healing for wounds, cleansing and healing skin, sinus, pancreas, liver, syphilis, appendix, indigestion, insomnia, depression, etc; Strengthens endocrine glands. Found in garlic, mustard, chives, onions, horseradish, etc. Repels garden bugs. H:1.5-2; CTR:3
Sunstone:
Aventurine feldspar with gold-orange metallic sheen. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Protection, life force, grounding. H;6-6.5; CTR:1,7

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Tanzanite:
Clear, blue-purple-violate Zoisite crystal. (Use clear ones for healing meditation.) Placed on brow, it powerfully opens brow plus Crown centers for clairaudience, visions, spiritual connectedness, protection, manifesting. Helps expand our physical and mental seeing, hearing, hair, skin. H:6.5-7; CTR:5,6,7
Tiger's Eye:
Chalcedony Quartz Cat's Eye. Yellow-gold. Confidence, willpower, clear thinking(and thus speaking), personal power in life. Yellow/Solar Plexus CTR. (Not as strong as citrine or Topaz). Works on Mental plane: amplifies thinking and manifesting what you think about (careful!), will. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, so centered, less emotional. Digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Rub with essential oil on Ft. bottom for blood detox. Use with malachite or pearl for mental/emotional balance, understanding. Helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality, logic, etc. Yang. Green or Blue: See Hawk's Eye. H:7; CTR:3; T
Topaz:
Golden or pink/"Champagne" Crystal. Golden: The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow/solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power, stamina. Helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. Also works somewhat with the crown CTR. Liver/pancreas detoxification, blood-sugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Radiates warmth, sun/light energy, protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting, higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance. Pink and Champagne: Works also especially with the heart for love, spiritual compassion. Blue: Alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, focus on your path. H:8; CTR:3,4b,5; T
Tourmaline:
A powerful, electromagnetic, striated gem. Strengthens body and spirit (and meridians), transmutes lower frequency thought/energy to a higher frequency of light and brings light/spirit into the physical. Radiates light protection for wearer. Clearer=higher frequency, effectiveness. Especially for nervous system; blood/lymph toxins.
  • Black:
    Powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, especially for sensitive people. Grounds spiritual/light energy into root chakra, for centering amid chaos. Neutralizes fears, resentment, neurosis, obsessions, intestinal or spine energy blocks, toxins, constipation. Place at feet, knees, or base of spine for grounding during/after healing. Radiation protection. CTR:1
  • Blue (Indicolite):
    Wonderful for aligning with higher self for deep insight, vision, intuition, mental peace, patience, nerve system. Throat CTR: CTR:5,6
  • Green:
    Taking heart, will to live, life force, prosperity, compassion. Energizes Central Nervous System (for neualgia, migraine, burns, etc.) Opens/heals physical and emotional Heart CTR. Lungs, asthma, etc. Cleanses meridians and blocks, stimulates new growth, rejuvenates heart, lymph, immune system. Thymus and entire body health. Yang. CTR:4
  • Pink:
    Emotional and spiritual love, healing loss, emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema, etc.) Best in combination with counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. CTR:4,4b Red: See Rubellite.
  • Watermelon:
    (Red/pink and green) Brings together compassion, passion, depth of heart with life force and grounding (red). Emotional and spiritual love (light pink) expressed in the physical heart CTR. (Green) Excels for immune system and life-threatening illnesses. Balances metabolism, endocrine system; harmonizing. Empowers other tourmalines. Yin/yang balance. H:7; CTR:1,4,4b; T (Aluminum)
Turquoise:
Lt blue/blue-green. A good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor (high copper). This gentle, cool, soothing stone is a Native American classic. It opens the throat CTR. for open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding, uplifting; Opens the heart CTR. for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing, help. On brow: Psychic connection to great spirit. Strengthens and aligns all meridians, chakras, and energy fields. Like amethyst, it protects and detoxes from alcohol, poison, pollution, x-ray/sun radiation. Ancient absorber of "negativity"; protection from "evil eye". Brings wisdom. Helps anorexia, headache, fear, etc. Throat, lungs, asthma, infections, teeth, TMJ, hearing, high blood pressure, creativity block, depression. Dull, paler=weaker. Works well with Chrysocolla, best with Silver. Used for healing on every continent! Androgynous, balances yin/yang. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater...Avoid bleach/chlorine! H:5-6; CTR:4,5,6; T

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Ulexite ("TV Stone"):
White/Translucent. Insight into self and others; seeing solutions to difficulties. Somewhat 3rd eye opening. Some find it helpful for amplifying dreams, imagination, imagery, fantasy states for creativity (not recommended if addictive or escapism tendency.) May fall apart if soaked in water. H:1-2.5; CTR:6,7

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Variscite:
Solid cool, pale green. eases depression, fear, worry, anxiety, impatience, stress of a hectic/pressured day by bringing calm and stillness to even the most busy/talkative mind, thus a good meditation stone. Works on astral and etheric level for healing via the nervous system (Central Nervous System) and at DNA level. Centers the Solar Plexus and heart CTRS.; also slightly helpful for intuition center. Skin and blood vessel elasticity, impotence/male reproductive healing. H:4; CTR:3,4,6; T (aluminum)

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Wulfenite:
Translucent yellow to red, mostly orange crystal. Invigorates and harmonizes emotions, passion, appetite. Warms and grounds. Helps us get in touch with feelings. Used for healing and warming reproductive CTR. (especially women's). Spleen and yellow chakras, and digestion/nutrition assimilation. Cleanses and uplifts emotions, muddiness, stuck or imbalance in spleen CTR. H:3; CTR:2,3; T (lead)

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There are no known gems starting with the letter "X"

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Thre are no known gems starting with the letter "Y"

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Zircon:
All colors. Clear, colorless, natural form: Works with the crown CTR. and transpersonal point (and pituitary and pineal) for Universal Truth, intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with "All That Is." Eases depression, insomnia. Also historical poison detoxifier. Man-made (cubic Zirconia or "CZ") is not nearly as strong/effective as natural. "Pink Ice" is pink CZ. H:7; CTR: All: Match color to CTR.
Zoisite:
Green with red streaks of ruby. For trust in the universe, releasing fears. Strengthens heart, energy/adrenals and reproductive CTR. General health. H:6-6.5; CTR:1,4.


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