Clear Quartz Opens Crown Chakra

February 24th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

clear quartz opens crown chakra

Clear Quartz is specifically used for opening a closed Crown Chakra.  This stone provides clarity and purpose and allows us to see the broader meaning in everyday events.  It guides us to understand and live in sync with universal truths.  At a spiritual level, this crystal raises energy to the highest possible level.  Clear Quartz harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies (the layers of the beomagnetic sheath that relate to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being).

Violet, clear, and white gemstones work well with the Crown Chakra such as:  Amethyst, White Topaz, White Calcite, Selenite, Lemurian Quartz, Lavender Quartz and Violet Jasper.

Ruby Be My Valentine Gemstone

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

gemstone ruby be my valentineYou might want to consider Ruby to be your Valentine gemstone.  In Doreen Virtue, PH.D, and Judith Lukomski’s book, Crystal Therapy How to Heal and Empower Your life with Crystal Energy, they write the following about the Ruby:  “This gem strengthens love, induces awareness of your heart’s connections, and allows you to care for yourself so that you may receive devotion.”


More about Ruby from Judy Hall’s book, The Crystal Bible a Definitive Guide to Crystals.  Ruby stimulates the Heart Chakra and balances the heart.  It encourages “following the bliss.”  Emotionally, Ruby is dynamic.  It charges up passion and enthusiasm.  Ruby is a sociable stone that attracts sexual activity.

Tanzanite For Brow Chakra Issues

February 10th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Tanzanite for brow issuesTanzanite is a wonderful gemstone to have when working with Brow Chakra issues.  Emotionally, it helps overcome fear, stress, and dealing with crises.  It has the power to transform negative energies into positive ones.  It dispels lethargy and brings repressed feelings to the surface so that they can be expressed.  Mentally, Tanzanite helps solve questions related to the meaning of life, and coming to terms with oneself.  Physically, this gemstone is a wonderful tool to encourage recovery from illness.  It calms the nerves and lymphatic systems,  helps one to find inner balance, and helps with sleeping problems.   The dark Tanzanite is recommended for pain because Indigo is the strongest painkiller in the color spectrum.  It is extremely beneficial to wear or place the Tanzanite on the body in direct contact with the skin, where appropriate.

Red & Green Garnets’ Healing Powers

February 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES



The healing powers of the Garnet family of multiple colors are guidance, protection, purification and warmth.  We are going to look at the Red and Green Garnets.  The Red Garnets represents love, connecting to the Heart, Crown and Root Chakra.  The Red Garnet stimulates sexuality, promotes trust, understanding, sincerity and honesty to a relationship.  The Red Garnet is said to provide balance, inspires creativity and also controls self anger.




The Demantoid Green Garnets are considered the best for healing.  These Garnets are said to give vitality, help prevent fears, insecurity, and feelings of loneliness.  Demantoid Garnets help in treating infectious diseases, blood poisoning,  also heart and lung diseases.  All Green Garnets strengthens, purifies, revitalizes and energizes the body’s systems.



Women Balancing With Amazonite

January 30th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES



Does this illustration feel familiar?  Are you walking on your own tightrope, trying to balance everything in your world?  Are you feeling emotionally unbalanced?   Is it possible your yin and yang needs balancing?   If you have answered yes to any of these questions, the gemstone Amazonite might be a very helpful balancing tool for you.



This lovely gemstone is a soothing stone that helps calm the brain and nervous system.  It alleviates stress & exhaustion.  It helps to balance the masculine and feminine energies.  Also Amazonite helps one deal with emotional issues and relationships.  Maybe you are ready to join other women balancing with Amazonite.





healingcrystalsbookbymichaelgiengerWhat I love about Michael Gienger’s book, Healing Crystals The A-Z guide to 430 gemstones, is first the size.  It fits in my purse because it is only 1/4 inch thick and measures 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. This is so convenient when traveling or visiting gemstone stores.  The author lists the important healing effects and areas of activity of each crystal as follows:  (SP) refers to the ‘spirit or spiritual aspect’, including intentions, aims and focus on life;  (S) refers to the ‘soul or the subconscious’, including temperament, emotions, intuitive perceptions, dreams, psychological experiences, habits and unconscious reactions; (M) refers to’mindor mental aspects’, including ideas, values, convictions, views, manner of thinking, and conscious action; and (B)  refers to the ‘body or physical aspect’, the human organism as a whole with its senses, organs and functions.

This is one of my  favorite reference books.

chrysoprase healing inner childChrysoprase helps heal your inner child, releasing emotions locked in since childhood.  This gemstone energizes the heart and sacral chakras which help promote love and truth.  Chrysoprase also promotes hope and gives personal insights.  It is recommended to carry Chrysoprase for long periods of time while connecting and working with your inner child.   John Bradshaw writes in his book “Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child”, the process of healing your wounded inner child is one of grief and it involves these seven steps:  Trust, Validation, Shock, Anger, Sadness, Remorse, and Loneliness.



Along with the Chrysoprase it is best to do MORE.  I am listing some messages you can share with your inner child.  Hopefully you will experience healing for your adult and your inner child.  Messages:  “You are in a safe place, you can feel whatever you need to feel.  You are loved, honored, respected, and supported.  When you are ready you can begin to let go of some of the burdens, the pain, and those secret feelings.   I will give you the time you need to trust me and to trust the adult you have become.”


Headache Release with Gemstones

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Today I am featuring amethyst for helping release a headache or migraine.  First sit or preferably lie quietly with an amethyst on your forehead.  You can also tape a single bead on the temples or base of the neck if the headache radiates from these points.   You can also tape a strand of amethyst on the forehead then drape over the  temples.  Now rest quietly for 20-30 minutes AND  breathe into the pain.


Amber For Our Power Center (Solar Plexus)

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Our Power Center (EEC Diagram) is located in the Solar Plexus chakra region of our body.  This can also be referred to as the Fear Center.  This center can struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling fear and hesitant about self-worth.   If you find yourself in one of those hesitant times, focus on making empowered choices.  One of the more simple choices would be to find some yellow gemstones that resonate with you.  By wearing these powerful gems, or having them in the room with you, at your desk, holding while relaxing, or placing on your solar plexus while meditating, are all ways to increase the positive flow of energy.

Amber is listed as one of the strongest stones for the Power Center;  even though Amber is listed and sold as a gemstone it is actually fossilized resin.   Amber’s healing properties are: powerful sense of health and healing, balancing the emotions, clearing the mind, releasing negative energy, and easing stress by clearing phobias and fears.  All of the following yellow stones can be used with the Power Center of the Body:  citrine, topaz, apatite, yellow calcite, rutilated quartz, tiger’s eye and any other yellow or yellow-green stones that are attracting you!



Rhodochrosite Supports the Heart Center

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Rhodochrosite polished gemstoneThe Heart Center  is our Social Identity.  It is the emotional center where we have the right to love and be loved.  It is also where we hold our grief, sorrow, sadness and loss. It is extremely gentle but also very powerful in how it works on many layers of the heart center.  It is able to soothe the heart as well as support the nervous system in healing.  It helps when working on forgiveness of others as well as oneself (Heart Affirmations).  It is a powerful stone for trauma and healing of unresolved emotional issues.  It also aids in relieving stress, anxiety and fear.  Hold one of these lovely stones to experience the vibration that supports the deepest healing of the heart and promotes the feelings of joy.