NOTE: will need to be made again first. Can also be made with another Guru bead or on other thread colours – there are many options that work well with Aquamarine.
Summary: Throat Chakra – Zodiac sign: Scorpio – Birth Stone: March – Keywords: Water Element, Calming, Soothing, Cleansing, Truth, Truthful & Compassionate Communication, Overcome Fear of Speaking, Ability for Rapid Response, Accelerates Reasoning, Trust, Letting Go, Fearlessness, Meditation, Revelation, Mirror of the Self, Perseverance, Discipline, Lightheartedness, Gentle Compassion, Tolerance instead of Judgement, Justice, Helps in Situations of Confrontation, Harmonizes Relationships (different lifestyles), Reduces Quarreling, Relational Commitment, Fidelity, Helps to Identify & Overcome Limiting Thoughts & Patterns, Helps to Identify where Ego comes in, Helps balance excessive anger or fear, Clears & Helps Heal Past Abuse & Trauma, incl. from over-judgmental parents, Heals Feelings of Guilt & Inadequacy, Helps Move through Transition & Change, Empowerment, Intuition (esp. for Women), Helps Men Communicate Their Feelings, Gateway to Divine Feminine – Physical & mental health: beneficial for respiratory tract & lungs, heals sinus conditions & frequent coughing, hay fever, chronic allergies, colds, bronchitis; cools and counters infections, laryngitis, strep throat, sore throat; harmonizes pituitary & thyroid glands,regulating hormones and growth; teeth & gum problems; healing of inflammatory diseases of all kinds; soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis; prevents outbreaks of herpes; cures skin diseases caused by allergies; treats shingles; tired eyes & vision problems; calms nervous spasms if placed on solar plexus.
Rudraksha Seed (5 mukhi)
Summary: Keywords: Safeguarding from negative energies, Provides stability, Balance between calmness and activity in body and mind, Agility, Alertness, Focus, Concentration, Memory, Purity, Cleanses & Unblocks the Chakras, Balances the Chakras, Enhances meditative states, Family harmony, Self-empowerment, Abundance, Helps in Kundalini awakening, Peace, Harmony, Sharp intellect, Peace of mind, Personal success, Professional success – Physical & mental health: controls blood pressure, helps with hypertension, calms nervous system, skin-related disorders, itching, wounds, skin irritation, backaches, headaches, psychiatric conditions, tension, phobia, insomnia
Summary: Crown Chakra – Zodiac sign: Libra – Keywords: Tranquility, Healing, Balance, Peace, Harmony, Serenity, Wisdom, Stability, Longevity, Fertility, Moderation, Perspective – Physical & mental health: bladder & kidneys, arthritis, illnesses related to the joints and bones; fluid retention, irregular blood sugar levels, high blood pressure; reproductive system, fertility, protects both baby and mommy during pregnancy.
Summary: Zodiac sign: Gemini, Virgo – Keywords: Love, Heals bitterness of the heart, Heals emotional trauma, Abundance, Wealth, Good luck, Longevity, (Self-)Acceptance, Self-Confidence, Courage and strength, Protection, security and safety; Balance, Harmony between Yin and Yang, Concentration, Generosity, Appreciation of nature.
Summary: (Depending on colour) Base Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra – Zodiac Sign: Virgo, Capricorn, Libra, Taurus, Aries – Keywords: Healing, Balance, Happiness, Compassion, Serenity, Tolerance, Flexibility, Positive transformation, Objectivity, Strength, Understanding, Purification – Physical & mental health: lower back, legs, ankles and feet; realign spinal column, pain relief, strained or torn muscles, numbness, arthritis, scar tissue, defends against debilitating disease, strengthens the immune system, heart & adrenal glands; bowels, constipation, IBS, diseases of the colon; rids the body of heavy metal toxins and environmental pollutants; balances right/left hemispheres of the brain; fears, panic attacks, paranoia, dyslexia; helps in overcoming substance abuse, releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies; OCD.
Summary: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra – Zodiac sign: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius – Keywords: Intuition, Shamans, Healing, Prevents energy leakage or others tapping into our energy, Transformation, Promotes psychic abilities, Strengthens our will, Stimulates imagination, Calming, Helps with anti-social behaviour in kids/teenagers – Physical & mental health: aids in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs; respiratory problems, bronchitis, colds, digestion, regulation, metabolism, eyes and brain disorders, stress and anxiety, menstruation, PMS, pain relief, lowers blood pressure, reduces sensitivity to cold, alleviates rheumatism and gout.
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. The pale blue, transparent crystal is a member of the Beryl family. Its color, sometimes bluish green, is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone. Ancient seers considered it to be under the influence of the moon, an orb exerting very great magnetic influence, and used Aquamarine for forecasting events.
Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea, as well as those things relating to Heaven reflected on the surface of the water. It becomes a mirror, reflecting itself indefinitely, making it possible to discover hidden meanings of reality. As a stone of symmetries, it is conducive for meditation and revelation, a stone of prophets, shamans, healers, and mystics. It also allows us to explore the darkest depths of our souls, face to face with ourselves, and with others.
Aquamarine is perhaps the strongest stone of all gemstones for clearing and activating the Throat Chakra. It stimulates energy from the heart to the throat, allowing one’s deepest and heartfelt truth to be communicated. Aquamarine helps to overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations.
Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response. It makes one unconquerable through learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It bestows perseverance, discipline and lightheartedness.
Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for one’s actions. It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant, and helps those overwhelmed by responsibility to find order.
A stone of natural justice, Aquamarine utilizes compromise and negotiation, and gives quiet courage and clear reasoned words in confrontational situations. (Typical uses would be situations such as: passing Aquamarine over any written complaints you receive or before you send any out; wearing or carrying Aquamarine when visiting your child’s school because of a complaint, or when resolving neighborhood disputes over parking or boundaries.)
As a love crystal, pale blue Aquamarine is said to encourage a lover to return, helps two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”
Aquamarine is a stone of breath, the respiratory tract, and the lungs. It can heal sinus conditions and frequent coughing, and is effective for hay fever and other chronic allergies. It relieves colds and bronchitis.
Aquamarine is a cooling stone, countering infections and useful for laryngitis, strep throat or a sore throat. It harmonizes the pituitary and thyroid glands, regulating hormones and growth. It is beneficial for teeth and gum problems.
It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases of all kinds, and is soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis. It may also help prevent outbreaks of herpes. Some skin diseases caused by allergies may be cured by Aquamarine, and can complement the treatment for shingles.
Tired eyes and some vision problems can be relieved if Aquamarine is placed on the eyelids for 20 minutes every night. Placed on the solar plexus, it will calm nervous spasms.
Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Its gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion. It also identifies where ego is causing one to overreact, assume a victim/abuser role, manipulate others, or martyr oneself. By consciously releasing these patterns, it allows for better relationships, love and compassion.
Aquamarine helps balance excessive anger or fear, and clears past emotional, physical or verbal abuse. It is an excellent stone for children who have been through traumatic situations and are acting out aggressively or who have disassociated from their emotional bodies. It heals the effects of over-judgmental parents who set impossible standards, and panic attacks lingering from guilt and inadequacy into adulthood.
Aquamarine is useful for moving through transition and change, its cleansing energy removing resistance and helping one overcome fear of the unknown. It helps not only in the release of emotional baggage, but the clearing out of physical items and clutter.
Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment, for men and women alike. It helps in the realization that not all power comes from force. There is also power in aligning with the yielding, resilient vitality of life, and in promoting truthful and compassionate communication. It lends women the courage to express their inner knowing and enhances their intuitive abilities, and helps dispel the emotional numbness and difficulty men sometimes experience in communicating their feelings.
Finally, Aquamarine can be used as a gateway crystal to the Divine Feminine, both within the self, and in Her outer manifestations.
No single tree is as rich with scriptural references, spiritual myths and legends as the Rudraksha. Its beads have long been sought for their supposed medicinal and magical properties and this highly spiritual bead is a true treasure trove of benefits. The word Rudraksha is derived from the words Rudra (Shiva) and aksha (eyes) – it is said that once, when Lord Shiva went into meditation for a long time for the well-being of all living beings, upon waking from this state and opening his eyes, tears immediately fell from his eyes onto the ground. When they reached the ground, they took the form of Rudraksha seeds, from which the Rudraksha trees grow.
Ancient spiritual texts like the Shiv Purana and the Devi Bhagwatam are replete with the numerous therapeutic properties and the spiritual significance of these herbal beads. The various colours, shapes, sizes and the number of cuts (called mukhis – Rudraksha seeds range from 1 to 21 mukhi) determine the value of the beads. This helps to determine its significance in treating different ailments.
Wearing the sacred Rudraksha seeds is said to bring one to the alpha state of present-moment living.
White Jade is known for its power to make you feel calm and peaceful. Its powerful healing energies are known all over the world because it has the ability to purify the energies of your heart.
White Jade also has the ability to increase or enhance the energy of love in your life. It will make challenges seem easier, and it will make your troubled mind calmer. It will increase your luck and improve your human relationships. It’s a stone that you should always have with you when you want to forge friendships or strengthen your connection to people.
The energies of this stone will inspire you to be kinder to people, and it will help you get rid of your feelings of isolation, loneliness, or abandonment. It will remove the hurt, anger, and bitterness in your heart, and it will shine a positive and healing light on your emotional trauma. With the guidance of this stone, you will be able to transmute your negative feelings so you can make progress towards your future!
White jade unlocks and activates your chakras so that you will be open to receive the guidance and information from the higher realms. It will connect to higher energies so that you will also have a stronger awareness of higher dimensions. It will increase your insight and help you act on your intuition.
White Jade will connect you to your soul’s impulse so that you will live a more spiritual and enlightened life. This will be a life that’s in accordance with the higher energies, and with the understanding of the bigger picture of your life experiences!
It can support the bladder and kidneys, and it can ease the pains of arthritis and other illnesses related to the joints and bones. White Jade can help with fluid retention, irregular blood sugar levels, and high blood pressure.
White Jade can correct and stabilize the power in the reproductive system. It can improve the fertility cycle, and it can protect both baby and mommy during pregnancy.
Grey Agate is a grounding stone, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. It aids in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Grey Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and negative forces that hold the universe in place. It works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light.
Psychologically, Grey Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self, building self-confidence. It also aids self-analysis and perception of hidden circumstances. Grey Agate enhances mental function as it improves concentration, perception and analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions.
Emotionally, it overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.
Spiritually, Grey Agate encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
(Extracted from: The Crystal Bible Volume 1, Judy Hall, 2003.)
Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have “eye” markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
The world of agates is a fascinating and ever evolving place. There are hundreds, if not thousands of types of agates. They are found around the world. They bring a wonder and magic to the planet with their swirls of color bands.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity.
Agate is useful as a protection amulet when traveling and is said to prevent accidents.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities.
Placed on the abdomen, Agate stimulates the digestive system and relieves gastritis. It is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc., and heals skin disorders and itching due to insect bites.
Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love.
A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever. (If the fever returns, however, consult a doctor.) Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking.
Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking. Agates with regular designs soothe those who desire peace and harmony, while those with irregular designs can stimulate action and important decision making.
Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one’s own truth. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma.
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one’s life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Agate provides a wide variety of crystal formations conducive for meditation focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.
Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral. It is most commonly black in colour, but can range from brown, violet, green to pink, or come in a dual-coloured pink and green (watermelon).
Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain as well as male-female energy in the body. It helps to treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Tourmaline releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. It also enhances energy and removes blockages. Tourmaline is a shamanic stone, providing protection during ritual work. Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystal specimens and gems are still considered rare and can be quite expensive.
Tourmaline is a marvelous tool for balancing the right/left hemispheres of the brain and bringing mental processes into alignment with the chakras and auric body. It diminishes fear and may be useful in treating paranoia, and to overcome dyslexia by improving eye/hand coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information.
Tourmaline is specifically used to treat motion sickness. It may also assist in restoring luster and shine to hair and nails.
Black Tourmaline is devoted to grounding spiritual energies, bringing a clearer expression of Light into the world and into the lives of those drawn to its powers. It furthers the ability to remain radiant in the darkest of circumstances, and to maintain a spiritual consciousness while living among those who are not always in the Light and do not understand the love of the universe.
Brown Tourmaline is used to clear and protect the aura. It clears and opens the so-called earth chakra (which is located approximately 12 to 18 inches below the soles of the feet – it is not within the actual physical body but is part of the etheric body), grounding you to the earth. It assists in healing dysfunctional family relationships, and helps the user feel comfortable in social groups. It can be used to treat intestinal disorders and skin issues.
Blue Tourmaline helps to balance the Throat Chakra, Pink and Green Tourmaline work on the Hearth Chakra.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. It became a popular gem in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
As a workplace stone, Labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs.
Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.
Labradorite is beneficial to the lungs, and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism.
It has been used in treatment for the eyes and brain disorders, to stimulate mental acuity, and to reduce stress and anxiety. It may also be soothing during menstruation, for PMS symptoms, and for pain relief.
Labradorite lowers blood pressure, reduces sensitivity to cold, and alleviates rheumatism and gout.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one’s life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change.
As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.
Labradorite radiates a predominant blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras.
Labradorite’s energy allows one to penetrate the veils of the Void, where all knowledge and possibility are held. It is the place of potential and the source of creation, and for shamans, magicians, and Light workers, Labradorite acts as a protective ally in recalling experiences from other realms, other times and other lives. It assists in moving between the worlds, and in bringing to this realm the creations which are for the highest good of all beings.
Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy. It ensures all elemental forces are empowered and proportional within one’s system. It is also a useful tool in radionic analysis and treatment to help pinpoint problem areas.
Referred to as the “temple of the stars,” Labradorite is thought to bring the light of other planetary beings to the soul of the user. Its labradorescence is believed to be of extra-terrestrial origins, and enclosed in the mineral to bring the evolved energies from other worlds to the Earth plane.
Meditating with Labradorite allows one to recognize humanity as “being of light,” transcending limitations of the past and thoughts of the future, and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment. It allows one to “be” and rest assured the light is always there, surrounding and pure.