Source: Britain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland.
Colour: Silver, red or grey when unpolished; shiny when polished.
Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalance. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.
Sandstone is an abrasive stone that has been through enormous changes in its long lifetime and so helps with soul scouring and cleansing the body. It enhances acceptance of change and going with the flow. This stone helps to reduce anger. Due to the creation process, sandstone is called the stone of creativity as it blends multiple elements such as air, wind, water, fire and earth.
Source: Russia, Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, United States, Egypt, Middle East
Colour: Deep blue flecked with gold
Lapis Lazuli is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. It teaches the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or dis-ease caused by not speaking out in the past.
This stone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Imbalances in these levels can result in depression, dis-ease, and lack of purpose. In balance, the harmony brings deep inner self-knowledge.
Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. It reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. If repressed anger is caused difficulties in the throat or in communication, Lapis Lazuli releases these. This stone brings the enduring qualities of honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful thought amplifier. It stimulates the higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. It encourages creativity through attunement to the source. Lapis Lazuli helps you to confront truth, wherever you find it, and to accept what it teaches. It aids in expressing your own opinions and harmonizes conflict. It teaches the value of active listening.
Lapis Lazuli bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids expressing feelings and emotions. It dissolves martyrdom, cruelty, and suffering. As a gem essence, it dissolves emotional bondage.
Source: United States, Egypt, Mexico, China, Iran, Peru, Poland Russia, France, Tibet, Afghanistan, Arabia
Colour: Turquoise, green or blue
Turquoise is a most effective healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used for amulets since time immemorial. This stone is empathetic and balancing. A promoter of self-realization, it assists creative problem-solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a strengthening stone. It dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Mentally, Turquoise instills inner calm while remaining alert, and aids creative expression. Emotionally, Turquoise stabilizes mood swings and brings inner calm. It stimulates romantic love.