This is my 'database' of stones/crystals/gems or whatever you want to call them - for continuity, I'm going to call them stones. Here you'll find the properties associated with some stones that may help you in writing rituals and spells, and also a guide to buying and storing your stones. It's useful to know this stuff so you can add another string to your magickal bow and perhaps get a little more energy flowing through your magick.

Using Stones

Note that I've put the stones in alphabetical order using the way their names are said - for instance, 'smokey quartz' is written that way and filed under S, not written as 'quartz, smokey' and put under Q.

Got any suggestions or corrections? Let me know!

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - O - P - R - S - T - U - Z

A

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Agate

Courage, strength, love, protection

Many varied colours and patterns.

Alexandrite

Luck, love, joy, spiritual transformation

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Amazonite

Joy, success, self-expression

Awakens throat and heart chakras.

Amber

Changing negative energy to positive, protection, strengthening spells

Fossilised resin 30-90 million years old. Believed to be the most widely used stone by the pre-Christianity witches.

Amethyst

Courage, psychic energy, dreams, peace, happiness, healing addictions, love

Opens the crown chakra.

Apache's Tear

Luck, protection, cleansing

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Aquamarine

Courage, purification, peace, self-expression

Balances the chakras.

Aventurine

Prosperity, leadership, motivation, healing a broken heart, money, luck, peace

Opens the heart chakra.

Azurite

Psychic energy, divination, dreams, transformation, healing, concentration

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B

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Beryl

Love, healing, psychic energy

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Bloodstone

Courage, strength, victory, wealth, success in business and legal matters

Helps regulate the first 4 chakras. Also called heliotrope, this is a form of jasper but important enough to have its own listing.

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C

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Calcite

Grounding, purification, peace, calming

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Carnelian

Action, courage, sexual energy, peace, alleviating jealousy/rage/fear

A form of agate.

Citrine

Psychic energy, creativity, protection, sexual energy

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Clear Quartz

Intensifies energy (both positive and negative)

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Coral

Protection from negativity, resolving conflict

Not actually a stone, but it doesn't fit anywhere else either :)

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D

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Diamond

Courage, strength, healing, spirituality, protection, strength, fortitude

Diamonds are forever - they lend themselves to strong, lasting magick.

Dolomite

Relieves grief

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E

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Emerald

Mental and psychic energy, dreams, divination, peace, balance

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F

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Fluorite

Meditation, strengthens analytical abilities

A new stone on the magickal block, but effective.

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G

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Garnet

Strength, healing, protection, purification, physical energy

Opens root and crown chakras.

Geode

Fertility, childbirth, meditation, psychic energy, dreams, astral travel, concentrating energy before release

Also called 'thunder eggs'.

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H

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Hematite

Grounding, calming, divination, intuition, physical strength

Powerful stone for those attracted to it.

Herkimer Diamond

Enhances psychic abilities and clairvoyance

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Howlite

Purification, cleansing

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I

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Infinite

Working with angels

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Iolite

Psychic abilities

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J

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Jade

Healing, protection, courage, wisdom, prosperity, long life, love, fertility, peace

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Jasper

Strengthen energy flow, relieve stress, health, beauty, energy

Many different colours.

Jet

Protection, hex breaking, dispelling fear

Aligns chakras.

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K

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Kunzite

Creativity, communication, peace, balance, grounding

-

Kyanite

Balances energy, meditation

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L

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Labradorite

Communication, transformation, psychic abilities, healing, calming

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Lapis lazuli

Courage, joy, love, fidelity, prosperity, healing, beauty

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Lepidolite

Peace, spirituality, luck, protection, emotional balance

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Lodestone

Removing obstacles

Balances chakras.

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M

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Malachite

Power, energy, protection, peace, love, success in business

Said to break in two to warn you of approaching danger.

Marble

Protection, dream recall, meditation

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Meteorite

Enhances work with spiritual and celestial beings

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Moldavite

Psychic abilities, mental and emotional balance

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Moonstone

Love, compassion, sympathy, grounding, divination, harmony, magick

Keep this stone with your divination equipment (tarot cards, runes, etc.)

Mother of Pearl

Money, wealth, protection

Associated with the ocean.

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O

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Obsidian

Protection, divination, grounding, deflecting negativity

Volcanic glass.

Onyx

Emotional balance, self-control, binding, protection, strength

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Opal

Beauty, prosperity, luck, power, emotional balance

Australian stone!!

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P

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Pearl

Truth, peace, serenity

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Peridot

Protection, prosperity, sleep, sleep, intuition

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Pyrite

Communication, intellectual matters, good fortune

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R

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Rhodochrosite

Energy, mental activity, peace, calm, love

Will help re-energise you.

Rhodonite

Memory, metal clarity, confidence, peace

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Rock Crystal

Protection, psychic ability

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Rose Quartz

Beauty, love, happiness, emotional healing

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Ruby

Prosperity, power, integrity, courage

Deflects nightmares.

Rutilated Quartz

Intensifies quartz energies, communication

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S

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Sapphire

Love, peace, meditation, healing, power, protection, inspiration, psychic powers

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Smokey Quartz

Protection, healing, directing/absorbing energy

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Sodalite

Meditation, stress reduction, healing, wisdom, grounding

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Sunstone

Protection, passion, sexuality, energy, health

Native to Oregon , USA. Associated with the Sun and the element of Fire.

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T

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Tektites

Enlightenment, energy enhancement

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Tiger Eye

Luck, good fortune, honesty, courage, protection, prosperity, divination, good judgment

My favourite stone :). Comes in a few different colours.

Topaz

Protection, healing, prosperity, love, balance, tranquillity, creativity

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Tourmaline

Love, friendship, peace, sleep, energy, courage, business

Opens the Third Eye chakra.

Turquoise

Enhances verbal communication, love, health, happiness, prosperity, friendship

Helps thoughts flow in sentences.

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U

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Unakite

Meditation, grounding, changing negative energy to positive

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Z

Stone

Magickal Properties

Notes

Zebra Stone

Physical energy

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Zircon

Protection (especially from theft), beauty, love, peace, healing, sexual energy

This is not cubic zirconia.

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It's all well and good to know the properties of stones, but making use of the energies associated with them is something different. Below you'll find a few suggestions to get the energy of your stones into your life and your magick. These are certainly not all the ways it is possible to draw on the energies of stones, but it's a start.

Acquiring them

 You might get your stone in many different ways - you could find it walking up the street, or on the beach or (more mundanely) in the local metaphysical shop. If you're buying stones, choose one that appeals to you. It may not be the most perfect shape or the most flawless, but if it's going to help you at all you need to actually like it and relate to it. Even if you have to spend a few dollars more - it's worth it in the long run.

Cleansing them

 When you get your stone/s home, you need to 'wash away' any negativity. You can do this by literally washing your stones in consecrated water (or even just salted water), and by leaving them in the light of the sun and the Moon. When I first acquire a stone, I do all these things - wash them in my consecrated water then leave them in the window for 24 hours. If I've used a stone for something, I always do a quick consecration before I put it back on my altar. You want to cleanse your stones periodically, even if you haven't used them - they tend to gather dust (both literally and energy-wise) - washing stones in consecrated water of leaving stones in moonlight and sunlight is also a good way to do this.

Storing them

Generally, stones are stored in a cool, dim place. Some people like to keep them in a special bag or box, but I prefer to leave the majority of my collection on my altar - it involves a lot of cleaning, but I like to see them whenever I walk past. Don't leave them in full sun or over the stove and you should be fine.

Using them

 Stones are not just ritual tools. You can, for example, carry a tiger eye around with you to draw on its truth-revealing energy. I have a lovely pentacle necklace with a faceted tiger eye in it that I never take off - not because it helps reveal the truth, just because it's my favourite stone. People even soak stones with desirable properties in oil/distilled water for a few days and then use this essence to anoint candles or to drink with tea. If you intend to ingest the liquid essence of a stone, make absolutely sure that stone is non-toxic (i.e. - not galena, which is mostly lead) - that information is not contained in this site. Remember that stones are useful in everyday life as well as in ritual.

Before you use a stone in your magick, make sure it's consistent with the intent you are working on. Check the properties of your stones and pick stones with the right energies.

When you have the correct stone/s, there are a few ways you can daw their energy into your magick:

Keeping an appropriate stone on you to help focus your energy on your intent (perhaps in a pocket or in jewellery);

Surrounding any candles involved in your magick with stones appropriate for your intent - as the flame flickers and reflects off the surfaces of the stones, it draws on the energies of your stones and adds that to your cone of power;

Using the liquid essence of a stone to anoint candles;

Charging an appropriate stone for use as a talisman/amulet; or

Putting a stone with the correct energies inside a poppet when doing poppet magick.

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