* Almost all of the information included within this Stone Properties page is directly quoted from, The Book of Stones, Who They are and What They Teach, by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian (a wonderful reference book). The Affirmations are direct quotes from Naisha Ahsian
Apatite - a calcium phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5
- Blue Apatite - a wind element stone that helps stimulate the third-eye chakra which stimulates inner vision
and can enhance psychic ability. It has an uplifting energy and can help us gain a higher perspective on
situations so we don't get stuck in an emotional response.
* Affirmation - I open my inner eyes to the realms of hidden knowledge.
- Green Apatite - a soothing and calming stone, it can help us to communicate clearly from a balanced place
within, considering the mind and heart. Wearing it can be useful when one is working to clear emotional
patterns from relationships or to discourage negative communication habits with loved ones.
*Affirmation - I open my hear to receive new energy, new hope and new life.
Garnet - January birthstone - There are many types of Garnet that have different colors and chemical make ups. Most, but not all are varieties of aluminum silicates and hardness varies from 6.5 to 7.5
- Rhodolite Garnet - a type of Pyrope Garnet, a magnesium silicate with a hardness of 7 to 7.5. Color ranges
from rose red to a rich violet. It can help one be more loving and considerate to oneself and others and can
bring a sense of comfort, and support during difficult times. It is a good stone for emotional healing.
*Affirmation - My body, emotions, and spirit are aligned and working for my highest good.
Labradorite - a plagioclase feldspar, a sodium calcium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. It is a stone of magic and protection that can awaken in those who carry or wear it the awareness of one's mental and intuitive abilities. It enhances psychic abilities and increases one's capacity to visualize and perceive with the inner eye.
*Affirmation - I call forth the magic of higher awareness.
Moonstone - a feldspar mineral, a potassium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. Often associated with the moon, it can remind us to pay attention to the cycles of our lives. It has the ability to enhance the intuitive side of the mind. It is a talisman for the inward journey.
*Affirmation - I call forth the energies of the deep Feminine, and I open myself to the inner gifts of the
Rainbow Moonstone - can facilitate the alignment and activation of all the chakras. It is a positive protection stone, helping to deflect negativity. These stones promote a healthy optimism, which allows one to overcome obstacles and difficult people and that can sustain one through dark times. They are stones of great light, and they aid one in kindling the inner light of the heart.
Peridot - August birthstone - a magnesium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 7. It is thought of a stone of warmth, well-being and prosperity in the sense that it helps in increasing one's ability to receive on all levels. It can bring an inner sense of worth and well being. It can assist us in having the courage to act out our heart's desires, and to be generous to others, even as we pursue our individual destinies.
*Affirmation - I grateful receive my birthright of success, abundance and property on all levels.
Sapphire - September birthstone - a variety of corundum, and aluminum oxide with a hardness of 9.
- White Sapphire -
*Affirmation - Through spiritual vision and mental clarity, I choose the highest path.
Tourmaline - October birthstone - a complex aluminum borosilicate with a hardness of 7 to 7.5. It includes a wide variety or forms and colors
- Golden Tourmaline - if worn or carried, it can act as a shield from the 'power trips' of others and enhances
one's ability to focus and achieve one's aims. It helps bring one into a feeling on one's own worthiness and
strength and also supports tolerance, benevolence and the empowerment of others. It can help one release
the need for control over one's own or others' lives. It is extremely useful for survivors of power abuse on any
*Affirmation - I am confident in my own strength, worthiness and power, and I use my enemies to manifest the
-Pink Tourmaline - activates the heart chakra and is a stone of love and emotional healing. It is a gemstone
that is used to aid in healing old emotional wounds particularly those of childhood. It eminates a soft,
soothing energy and stimulates feelings of joy, happiness and relaxation. Wearing or carrying it through the
day can assist on in releasing stress, worries, depression and anxiety.
*Affirmation - My heart is healed and whole, and I radiate the energies of love.
Turquoise - December birthstone - a copper aluminum phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. It is a stone that stimulates the throat chakra, helps aid in the communication of your wholeness and truth. Wearing Turquoise can help lift one's spirits, restore vitality and release stress. It is also a stone that aids in self forgiveness, self acceptance and release of useless regrets.
* Affirmation - From my heart and my wholeness, I speak my truth with clarity, certainty and love.