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Gem Guide P-Z


Pyrite is a crystal of masculine energy, manifestation, action, vitality, willpower, creativity, and confidence. It works with the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra. It is excellent for increasing the power of the third chakra in both men and women. Spiritually, it helps one integrate high-frequency energy into the physical body. It assists one in taking action to create abundance in one's life. Emotionally, it encourages one to overcome fears and take action. It can be useful to help bring one out of one's shell and to encourage one to be more dynamic and confident. Physically, it aids in purifying the body of infection and stimulating proper endocrine function.


Clear Quartz is a crystal of programmability, amplification of one's intention, magnification of ambient energies, clearing, cleansing, healing, and memory enhancement. It works with all the Chakras. It is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. Spiritually, it encourages clarity on all levels. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and stimulates all chakras. Emotionally, it is neutral, but it will amplify any emotion with which it moves into resonance. Physically, it stimulates the nervous system, and cleanses the organs and subtle bodies. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body back into balance.


Rose Quartz is a crystal of Love, gentleness, emotional healing, release of stress, and uniting with the Divine. It works with the Heart (4th) Chakra. Spiritually, it stimulates and opens the heart chakra, clears the emotional body, and assists in the integration and resolution of old emotional programs. Emotionally, it is calming for the mind, assisting one in releasing worry, fear, anxiety and past emotional trauma. Physically, it assists with any heart trauma and imbalance. It can help the heart make the shift from stress-based physiology to the higher frequencies of Love-based physiology.


Sapphire is a crystal of awareness and discipline. It works with the Third Eye (6th) and Throat (5th) Chakras. Spiritually, it lends strength of mind and increased learning ability. It helps one to access the deeper levels of consciousness, promoting a fuller understanding of self. It is stimulating to the third eye and crown and can enhance psychic vision and abilities. Emotionally, it aids in booming more secure in one's opinion and knowledge. It is a powerful stone for accessing and healing emotional issues that may bleed over from alternate or past lives. Physically, it can be used to help headaches, eye problems, inner-ear imbalances and vertigo.
Serpentine is a crystal that gives access to the spiritual history of the Earth, connecting with Nature, and kundalini awakening. It works with all the Chakras. Serpentine is one of the best stones for rousing the kundalini energies. Spiritually, it connects one to the Earth and Nature and helps one find one's natural place within the greater web of life. Emotionally, it is soothing, allowing one to release fear of change and hardship and to look ahead to the future with expectation and excitement. It gives one greater perspective of life and can help one to feel less self-centered and more willing to spend time an energy contributing to the greater good, rather than focusing solely on personal goals. Physically, it can assist in cellular regeneration and in replenishing one's energy.
Smokey Quartz is a crystal of grounding, transmutation of negative energies, practicality, organization, and manifestation of one's dreams and inspirations. It works with the Root (1st) Chakra. It is one of the most powerful grounding and clearing stones available. Spiritually, as an intense grounding stone, it helps one to receive and utilize more high-frequency energy. Emotionally, it can help one feel more engaged in the world and capable of creating or changing one's reality. Physically, it is best used to counter the negative effects of radiation, including sunburn, exposure to radioactive materials, medical radiation therapy and exposure to focused electromagnetic fields. 


Spirit Quartz is a crystal of merging with the Higher Self, purification, protection, spiritual evolution, and freedom from fear. It works with the Crown (7th) and Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakras. It brings Spirit into play with all aspects of one's inner and outer life, aligning the self with the Higher Self. Spiritually, it is a stone of alignment and harmony, assisting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies to resonate fully with one another. Because of this, it can help one evolve one's body to match one's spiritual vibration and ground high-frequency energy into the world through one's creations. Emotionally, it encourages cooperation, group consciousness and a willingness to put aside the self in favor of the higher good. It is an excellent companion for those who tend to be self-centered, confrontational, egoistic or anti-social. It can assist those who have a fear of social situations to become more open and friendly, and less shy. Physically, it allows the physical body to become clearer and more aligned with the energetic bodies.


Sunrise shells are among some of the most unique and rare shells in the world, found only in Hawaii. It is said that sunrise shells cary healing energy and promote blessings of happiness, hope, strength and protection to those who wear them. The sunrise shell is a member of the scallop family and lives at depths in excess of 150' deep. It is so named because it is most often found in the surf at first light, or sunrise, and the shell's coloration displays the many vivid colors seen in the brilliant Hawaiian sunrises.

It’s believed that no two tourmaline stones have the exact same color and it’s historically revered as a “magic” stone that is capable of protecting whoever wore it. Although it might be a stretch to say tourmaline has supernatural powers, it does have the uncommon and very special ability to generate an electric charge and emit negative ions and far infrared rays. Far infrared rays are invisible waves of energy. They’re able to penetrate all layers of the human body and reach the inner-most regions of tissues, muscles and bone. Through this, far infrared rays and negative ions gently soothe, stimulate and detoxify the body and mind and are able to boost the immune system. 

Black Tourmaline

Purification and protection working with the Base (1st) Chakra.

Blue Tourmaline

Higher awareness, and communication. Works with the Throat (5th) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras.

Red Tourmaline

Alingnment of the individual and Universal heart, healing the heart and the emotions, and rekindling one's passion for life. Works with the Heart (4th) and Root (1st) Chakra.

Green Tourmaline

Healing, strength, vitality, and wholeness. Works with the Heart (4th) Chakra.

Watermelon Tourmaline

Promotes calmness and joy, working with the Heart (4th) Chakra.


Turquoise is a crystal of wholeness, communication and spiritual expansion. It works with the Throat (5th) Chakra. Spiritually, it represents the wisdom that comes from all of life's experiences. It is an ancient Grandfather ally, counseling one that all experiences are valid and that mistakes are simply another experience. Reminds us that wholeness can only come when we are willing to embrace the full spectrum of frequency and learn from it so we can expand our ability to carry the full spectrum of Light within ourselves. Emotionally, it is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and the release of useless regrets. It encourages one to honor oneself as a creation and a tool of the Divine. Physically, it helps oxygenate the blood and increased the amount of prana in the physical body. 
*All descriptions are from The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian.