Sodalite ......is said to be an excellent stone for bringing mental clarity and encouraging rational thought. It is also said to calm the mind allowing new information to be processed and taken in.
Sodalite is said to bring joy to a heavy heart and to encourage self-esteem, self-trust and self-acceptance. It is a useful crystal to have around during a team exercise as it is said to promote harmony, trust and solidarity of purpose between group members. Placed in a room Sodalite is believed to help clear electromagnetic pollution, helping those who are susceptible to ‘sick building syndrome’.
In healing Sodalite is believed to balance the emotions and calm panic attacks. It is also said to balance the metabolism, boost the immune system and help to relieve insomnia. In addition, Sodalite is thought to lower blood pressure, reduce fevers, soothe sore throats, and treat the vocal cords, larynx and digestive disorders.
Amethyst .....is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is a protective stone and wearing it as jewellery or carrying it in your pocket is said to protect against psychic attack. Placing Amethyst by the side of your bed while you sleep is thought to reduce nightmares.
In healing Amethyst can be placed on the Brow and the Crown Chakras. It is believed to ease headaches, release tension, relieve physical and emotional pain and help combat addictions. It is also reputed to reduce swellings and bruises. In ancient times it was fashioned into a drinking vessel, as it was believed to cure drunkenness.
Amethyst is one of the most versatile healing stones and can be used in several crystal healing layouts.
Citrine .....is a 'feel good' crystal. It can help banish negativity and deep gloom and inspire enthusiasm, originality, a positive outlook and feelings of self-confidence. Wearing a Citrine pendant is said to overcome difficulties in verbalizing thoughts and feeling. Citrine is said to help in the achievement of personal goals and to help you to explore every avenue until you find the best solution to a problem. It is therefore a good stone to have around you in a business or work environment.
Citrine has been called the Merchant's Stone. Carrying or wearing Citrine is believed to have a positive effect on cash flow. Placing it in the wealth corner of the home is said to invite wealth and abundance into your life.
Citrine can be used to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra can increase your sense of personal power and encourage freedom from emotional hang-ups and inhibitions.
Amazonite .....is a lovely stone often streaked with white. It is an extremely soothing crystal and is believed to calm the brain and nervous system.
Amazonite is said to dispel negative energy and to improve confidence, leadership and communication. It is a useful stone to wear or carry if you have to face a challenging situation, have a difficult question to ask or have to speak in public. It is a good stone for writers and artists as it is thought to enhance self-expression and creativity. It can also be an aid to seeing both sides of a problem and in analysing and sorting out information.
Amazonite is said to be helpful for osteoporosis by assisting the body with the absorption of calcium. It is also said to be of benefit for relieving menstrual cramps and muscle cramps.
Angelite ..... Is an opaque, blue and white crystal, sometimes containing flecks of red. It is formed from Celestite, that has been compressed over millions of years.
As its name suggests, Angelite is said to help attune the user with the angelic realm and to facilitate angelic contact. It is also said to heighten perception, enhance telepathic communication and to enable out-of-body journeys to take place, while still maintaining contact with everyday reality. Angelite helps you to speak the truth and to be more compassionate and accepting, especially of things that cannot be changed. It promotes feelings of peace and tranquillity.
In crystal healing Angelite can be placed on the Throat Chakra. It is thought to resonate with the throat, reducing inflammation and balancing the thyroid and the parathyroid. Angelite is believed to help reduce pain and can be used to help alleviate the pain of sunburn. Hold or place on the body as appropriate or place next to your bed.
Haematite .....has an attractive silver sheen and is effective as a grounding stone. It can inspire you while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. It is believed to help reduce the discomfort of leg cramps and fractures, cleanse the blood and aid blood-related problems such as anaemia.
Haematite should not be used for long periods of time or placed near anywhere that is swollen or inflamed.
Carnelian .....is found in nearly all parts of the world and derives its name from the Latin word meaning flesh coloured. It varies in intensity from deep reddish-brown to a yellow or cream coloured translucent stone.
Carnelian can be placed on the Sacral Chakra and is said to increase ambition, drive and confidence. It is believed to protect the wearer from negative emotions and to calm the angry, and the envious. It is also reputed to bring about warmth, sociability, creativity and happiness and to restore self-esteem. Carnelian is believed to increase fertility
Placed near the front door Carnelian is said to invoke protection and to bring abundance into the home.