Associated Element: Earth
Magickal Properties: Amazonite is the "gambler's" stone. Although it is helpful to gamblers who are seeking riches, it can also be used to help ensure success when taking chances or risks in other matters. Amazonite also helps increase one's self-worth and confidence. Amazonite was sacred to the ancient Egyptians and many South American peoples, hence its name. It is a member of the Feldspar family of stones
Color: orange, yellow, green, brown
Associated Element: Fire/Akasha
Magickal Properties: Amber is a powerful substance that is the fossilized resin of ancient coniferous trees. It is a fossil, not a stone, and was once part of a living organism. As a result, it is organic and has special energy and powers and is associated with longevity, life cycles, and time. Amber can be used for just about any purpose and is also combined with other stones to strengthen magickal workings. In some covens, the High Priestess wears a necklace of amber and jet (jet is fossilized wood, and is also organic). It is sometimes referred to as a Witches Stone, as it was used extensively by Witches in ancient times. Amber is sacred to many Native American nations. It may include the remnants of small creatures or plants that were trapped within the sap while it was still viscous and sticky. Genuine amber can be difficult to find.When rubbed against wool or silk, amber will create an electric charge. It will also float in salt water, as it has a low specific gravity.
Associated Element: Water
Magickal Properties: Amethyst is foremost a stone of peace, love and healing. It can transform negativity and relieve stress. It is associated with dreams and restful sleep, as it relieves nightmares and provides pleasant dreams. Its color associates it with spirituality and psychism, and it is used on the crown chakra to aid in meditation, visualization, spiritual awakening, and strengthening intuition. The Greeks and Romans believed that amethyst could prevent drunkenness when placed in a wine goblet. Like amber, amethyst has been used extensively as a powerful magickal stone for thousands of years. It is also used for protection and developing courage. It is a variety of quartz, with a translucent, crystalline structure.
Color: Purple/Golden Yellow
Associated Element: Water/Fire
Magickal Properties: Ametrine is a naturally occurring combination of amethyst and citrine in one stone. Amethyst and citrine are both quartz crystals. Ametrine has the powers of both
Energy:Receptive and Projective Magickal Properties: - Used as a calming stone, it also aids in easing anxiety and stress. It can also be sued for creative work, public speaking ad becoming more assertive. May also be used to reduce anger, aid in self-forgiveness and gain protection. Also used for telepathy.
Stone: Apache Tear
Associated Element: Fire
Magickal Properties: A form of obsidian, although it may appear translucent, apache tear is used in much the same way. It is associated with protection and luck. Obsidian is an igneous (volcanic) rock, hence its association with the element of fire. It is essentially volcanic glass. Apache Tear takes it name from a Native American legend that tells that the stones are the hardened tears that the Apache people cried when they were forced to leave their homes and witnessed the destruction of the land. Another legend states that the stones are the hardened tears of the Apache women who cried as brave warriors died in battle.
Associated Element:Fire, Earth, Air
Magickal Properties: Used to help rid oneself of grief, guilt or over sensitivity to other people's problems. This is, needless to say a very beneficial stone to most Piceans I know who have a tendancy to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. It is also useful in dealing with pain and also aiding the body's immune system. It can also help open oneself to the joy, peace and beauty of life's wonders.
(Yellow-green) - This is typically used in ritual work involving the ridding oneself of shyness, shame, a negative self-image or the feeling of inadequacy. It can also aid in opening oneself to support, comfort and feelings of love. This particular stone is especially helpful to those who suffer self-image problems (i.e. those who feel "fat", "ugly"), it will aid in improving ones body image while releasing the negative feelings typically associated with them.
Color: Pale blue-green, may appear almost white in some stones
Associated Element: Water
Magickal Properties: Aquamarine has many varied powers. It is used in rituals involving water, for protection when crossing bodies of water, and for peace, happiness, and courage. It is the stone of sea goddesses, and people who make their living near or upon the water have long used Aquamarine as an amulet for protection against storms. It is also helpful in fostering happiness in relationships and is excellent for workings regarding love. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra and can be used to relieve illnesses of the head, neck, and throat. It occurs naturally all over the world, from North and South America, to Asia and Africa and is in the Beryl family of stones.
Associated Element: Air
Magickal Properties: Aventurine is used for increasing mental powers, intelligence, and creativity. It is also a "gambler's" stone and is used when taking chances and to attract money. It is useful as a general stone for luck, peace, and physical healing. Aventurine also promotes emotional tranquility, positive thoughts, balance, and enhances leadership qualities. It is helpful in treating circulatory, heart, lung, glandular, and muscular problems
Color: Dark blue/indigo
Associated Element: Water
Magickal Properties: Azurite is a spiritual stone, used for creating awareness, dissolving negativity, expressing emotions, and increasing psychism. It aids connections with the Goddess/God. It was a sacred stone to Native Americans and the Mayans. It is also used in healing diseases of the bones and circulatory system. Azurite is a relatively soft, fragile stone, and should be handled carefully. Its softness allowed it to be crushed for use as a blue dye in ancient times. It gets its blue color from the presence of copper reacting with the surrounding minerals