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Metaphysical Properties of Stones and Metals:
This information is taken from the book by Melody,  "Love is in the Earth".  There is more information in this book about each mineral listed below.   A great book to add to your library! I will be adding more information from time to time.


Metals:

Note: When 2 metals are used in a piece of wire jewelry...the piece has the qualities of BOTH metals! The same is true with stones...

Copper:

This mineral can combat lethargy, restlessness, excitability, and non-acceptance of oneself. It emits a philosophic energy, free of orthodoxy and bias.Copper activates and opens the base and sacral chakras, advancing and stabilizing the energies of intuition, sexuality, desire, and vitality - directing these energies toward the pursuit of ones path of evolution. It allows one to recognize the barriers which are in the path of ones development.
It can conduct electrical impulses and can magnify the energy transfer, from the healer or from the minerals, to the subject of healing. It has been used in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism, and to stimulate the metabolic processes.


GOLD:

Gold symbolizes the purity of the spiritual aspect of "All That Is". It is symbolic of spirituality and development in the realm of complete understanding, allowing one to both attain and maintain communion with the source of all being.
The energy of gold can be used to balance the energy fields and to assist one in the elimination of ego conflicts and feelings of futility.It has been said to attract honors, wealth, and happiness, to provide composure, to stabilize the emotional system, to alleviate tension and stress, and to amplify positive feelings. It also assists one in attuning to nature and its healing forces.
Gold has been called "The Master Healer". It is an excellent mineral for purification of the physical body.

Silver:

Silver brings one "the Advantage" throughout life. It can be used to improve ones quality of speech and can bring eloquence to conversations. It tends to bring an air of culture to ones presence and to eliminate abrasive traits while promotion popularity.
Silver is used extensively with gem stones because the metal is able to both attract and retain, unto itself, those qualities which are emitted by the stone. The silver provides a steadying influence for the jewel.
It can draw forth negativity from the body while transferring the positive forces of the other mineral; hence, it performs as a balancing agent.

Stones:
Abalone:
(See "Shell")
Amazonite:
This mineral provides for pacification and eliminates aggravation. It soothes the emotional processes, providing for subjugation of worries and fears. It is soothing to the nerves and dispels both irritating and negative energy.
It soothes all chakras and is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center and throat chakra; it enhances communications concerning love.

Amethyst:
This quartz balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides clear connection between the Earth plane and the other worlds. It bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace; the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth.
Carnelian:
This mineral stimulates analytical capabilities and precision.
It protects against envy, fear, and rage, and helps to banish sorrow from the emotional structure.
It can be used to dispel apathy, indolence, and passivity.
It can assist one in drama and in pursuits related to the theatrical presentations. It is useful in work on the first, second, third, and fourth chakras, and can help to
increase physical energy, personal power, creativity, and compassion.

Chrysocolla:
This mineral can produce inner strength which will help in stressful times. It has been said to  enhance physical vitality and enhance ones characteristic qualities that have been hidden. It is also said that can purify the home environment and can work to destroy negativity with a person.
Garnet:
This crystal is a "stone of health", extracting negative energy from the chakras, and transmuting the energy to the beneficial state. It also has been known as a "stone of commitment", to purpose, to others and to oneself. The loving powers of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding.
Howelite:
This mineral can be used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness, and to encourage emotional expression.
It tends to combine the power of reasoning with observation and patience, providing for discernment, retentive memory and a laudable desire for knowledge, bringing progress marked with triumph.
It dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, and facetious-ness, bringing both strength and innocence to immediate confrontations. It builds an innate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks to spirituality.

Jade:
Jade is known as a "dream stone" and as a "stone of fidelity", bringing realization to ones potential and devotion to ones purpose. It improves ones remembering of dreams and assists in "dream-solving". It is used to release suppressed emotions via the dream process; for this activity, a piece of jade is placed under the pillow prior to sleep. It has been used by the ancient (and some current) primitive tribes as a sacred stone, assisting one in access to the spiritual worlds. It is said to have brought the user a long and fruitful life with a gentle transition from this body to the spiritual world.
Jasper:
This mineral is known as the "supreme nurturer". It acts as a reminder that one is not here, on this physical plane, just for oneself, but is also here to bring joy and substance to others, assisting others to release the bonds of constraint. Jasper was often worn by shaman to provide protection. It holds and aspect of solar energy and a connection to the solar plexus chakra which also helped shamans in their magical practices. It was considered a sacred stone during the performance of, and adherence to, the "old ways" of the Native American Indians.
It is a stone which accepts intense responsibility in the realm of protection. It protects against negativity and helps one to be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the Earth.
Jasper can be used to align the energy of the chakras and to integrate the attributes of the chakras such that astral journey can be affected.
It balances the yin-yang energy and balances the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies.
Jasper is also a sustaining stone; a stone representing the elemental "man". It can be quite helpful in times of extended hospitalization and when ones energy is low.
Vibrates to the number 6.

Labradorite:
This feldspar is said to represent the "temple of the stars", assisting one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. The energy of labradorite facilitates the transformation of intuition into intellectual thought such that one can implement the instructions provided. It has been known as the matriarch of the subconscious mind, providing instructive sessions to the user concerning the implementation of inner messages and the utilization of same in the physical domain. It can help to provide clarity to the inner sight, instilling a passionless peace of imperturbability via the annihilation of disturbing thoughts.
Moonstone:
This mineral is a stone for wishing and hoping; it allows one to recognize the "ups and downs" and to gracefully acknowledge the changing cycles. It can be used to alleviate emotional tension and to enhance the positive attributes of creativity and self-expression.
It stimulates confidence and composure and allows one to understand that there is no situation so difficult that it cannot be countered with diplomacy.
It is also said to both arouse tenderness within the self, and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.
Onyx:
This is a type of chalcedony which occurs, usually, in the form of layers of a variety of colors.  In addition to the properties listed in the Chalcedony section...the following properties are also applicable.
This mineral is an excellent stone for initiating the modes of centering and alignment of the total person with the higher powers. It can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the power of wise decision-making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It helps one to absorb, from the universe, those energies which are needed.

Pearl:
A product of the pearl oyster, both sea water and fresh water. It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps provide a focus to ones attention. It also symbolizes purity and can stimulate that condition in ones body and mind... The pearl has been know as a "stone of sincerity", bringing truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause".
Picture Jasper:
The structure exhibits a hidden message and/or "picture" from the past. It is a stone of proportion and harmony. It stimulates creative visualization and enables one to understand the basic functioning of "unknown" advanced civilizations. It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits and to provide for coordination of activities leading to increase.
Rhodonite:
This mineral can create a clear path to balance the yin-yang energy, synthesizing the qualities of attunement with the spirituality of the universe, and balancing the energies of the Earth plane. It can help one to attain calm assurance in all activities. Rhodonite has been called a "stone of love" and helps one to achieve his/her greatest potential. It activates and energizes the heart chakra and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It is also excellent for stimulation, clearing, and activation of the heart chakra, while providing for grounding of the physical and mental energies at the same time. It can assist one in the attainment of ones "greatest potential", dispelling anxiety and promoting coherence during chaotic encounters.
Shell:
The homes of the small creatures of the sea, appears in many forms and contains the energies of the god of the sea. These vacated homes have been used to provide boundless growth in all areas of endeavor. They can be used to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination, and adaptability. One type of shell, the abalone shell has also been used to enhance smudging activities, bringing the energy of continuity to the environment and instilling a stable atmosphere. It has been revered by the ancient tribes throughout the world as a magical gift from the sea -  one which can stimulate fertility of both the mind and body and can protect against un-cooperative attitudes and actions.
Turquoise:
It is excellent for spiritual attunement, for healing and cleansing of both the energy centers and the physical body, and for providing protection. It has been said that turquoise changes color to warn of impending danger and/or to indicate infidelity in thought or action. It can be used to protect against environmental pollutants as well.
It can be used for attunement between those of the physical plane, as well as, between one and the spirit world. It is valuable to provide strength and protection during vision quests and astral travel. It is of high spirituality and can bring both valor and protection on the spiritual level, and from the etheric plane. It acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind.
Turquoise is a healer of the spirit, providing for a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind. It has also been known to guide one through the unknown, protecting while promoting ones independence in action. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, kindness, and the recognition of beauty. It is said to promote spontaneity in issues of romance and to stimulate the initiation of romantic love. Turquoise is also a master healer, emanating a purifying energy which tends to dissipate negativity; it is an excellent anti-negativity stone (where the negativity is not within ones self).
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