Semi-Precious Gemstone Meanings (N - Z)

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Obsidian

Is volcanic glass that comes in a variety of colours; black, green, brown, mahogany, and black with rainbow colours. Connecting with the Root Chakra, it is a powerful grounding stone.

It is a stone that should not be used lightly as it can quickly manifest negative energy and bring forth undesirable truths to the surface. But used with skill it can release negativity patterns and emotional traumas so one can move forward in their life. It will also protect against hostile or negative spiritual entities.

Physically; It helps get to the root cause of an illness and clear the energies that are the cause. It can alleviate bleeding and help increase blood circulation. A great detoxifier, and can assist with arthritic pain and other joint discomfort.

Obsidian - Snowflake

A good stone for healing old karmic patterns and helps to draw emotions to the surface to examine harmful thought patterns. As all obsidians, it has a strong spiritual grounding vibration allowing you to be more aware of coincidences and synchronicity that occur in your life. A very grounding and protective stone.

Often referred to as a “stone of purity”, it promotes a sense of calm and helps to keep one focused when chaotic situations occur. It can clear any space/person of negative energies/emotions with ease. It aids you to release old patterns of behaviours that are no longer suitable to your current life. As a soothing and calming stone, placement on the Third Eye Chakra is beneficial while meditating. And it can help create a strong connection to loved ones on the other side.

Physically; It is associated with the skeletal and vascular systems, and is said to support smooth skin.

Ocho Geode

Are coloured quartz with inclusions of other minerals; it is these minerals that aid it to have a vibration that can bring luck into your life - energy of victory. They help with planning your future in seeing the whole picture. A great stone for meditation helping you to connect with beings in the higher realms and their energy may be helpful when astral traveling.

Opal

Is silicon dioxide with water that has become trapped inside (they should be kept out of direct sunlight or they will become brittle and break).There are several different types of Opals and each will have their own specific set of metaphysical properties.

To generalize, they are a soothing stone and aid in strengthening personal and business relationships by balancing mood swings and help one to trust in your own feelings. It can bring forth both psychic and mystical energies. It helps to support those who may be grieving and aids in releasing fears.

Physically; It eases the birthing process, helps to fight infection and lower a fever. And for those whose work is mostly mental or for students, it can help to improve memory.

Plancheite

A beautiful blue hued stone is often found in copper deposits alongside Dioptase, Chrysocolla, and Malachite. During stressful times it can provide a boost of courage and protect you from negative energies. Resonating with the Third Eye Chakra; it helps one to absorb and process large quantities of information and gaining knowledge of the cosmos.

Physically; It aids in blood coagulation and issues with the throat or tonsils.

Pyrite

Unbeknownst to the old prospector, it is known as the ‘stone of luck” attracting wealth and abundance to the wearer, encouraging them to follow their dreams.

A very protective stone, that not only shields and deflects all negative energies, but also releases negative patterns of behaviour. Used during meditation, it increases inspirations, and its grounding energies allow these higher frequencies to be implemented into the physical world.

Physically; Helps purify the body’s systems and fight infection. Promoting good physical/emotional well being, and helping to bring that extra energy boost during physically or emotionally stressful times. It protect one from both environmental pollution and physical danger.

Quartz - Blue

Think of Blue Quartz for any situations that require diplomacy; a soothing and calming stone, providing a relaxing and peaceful energy that aids in connecting with others. A good Throat Chakra stone that assists one to speak with greater clarity and encourages you to be more independent. In balancing the Throat Chakra, allowing communications to flow with the other Chakras, it enhances self-discipline, organizational abilities, and the discovery of new ideas.

Working with the Third-Eye Chakra, it can help you to connect with the higher realms, work with ascended beings, bring clarity to psychic visions, and enhance dream work.

Physically; Use it to enhance the immune system and encourage proper function of the Lungs, Heart, Throat, and Eyes.

Quartz - Clear

It is the most versatile and powerful healing stone among all crystals as it is able to work on any condition, and is therefore extremely popular. It amplifies all energy or intentions, connects to your higher self, protects against negativity, and relieves pain. It works with all your Chakras, cleansing, opening, activating and aligning, and on all levels of the body.

Mother Earth’s gift to us; providing information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth. Care should be taken to clear these stones on a regular basis as they easily absorb energy.  

Quartz - Green

Works well with the Heart Chakra, providing a sense of completeness. It helps to attract prosperity, stimulate one’s creativity, and to transmute negative energies into positive ones. It can promote cooperation and tactful honesty; making it a great addition to the home or office environment.

By opening the Heart Chakra, it aids in feelings of empathy and universal love for others. It can also have a positive effect on the environment if placed strategically in a room. A good stone to use with meditation, as it opens one to the truths and the things that may need to be discard.

Physically; It is good for the heart, lungs, endocrine and adrenal glands.

Quartz - Indigo Aura (Tanzan Aura)

Is a man made stone created when Clear Quartz crystals are super-heated in a vacuum and infused with vaporized Gold & Indium. A high vibration stone, it is wonderful for meditation and healing, and works well with the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras; and helps you to communicate any psychic visions or dreams you might experience with this stone.

A spiritual stone, it aids in communications with ones guides, angels, guardians, and to access information from the Hall of Records. Carrying this quartz in your pocket can help when encountering situations with negative vibrations.

Quartz - Lodolite (Inclusion)

Is simply Clear Quartz with inclusions, which can include Hematite, Feldspar, Chlorite and many other minerals of all colours. You get a sense of a garden landscape when you look at it.

Often referred to as the “Master Healer” with the presence of the inclusions, this Quartz has wonderful healing abilities combining the qualities of Clear Quartz and the additional vibrations of its inclusions. It helps to release past-life trauma or early childhood memories that may have caused fear or stress. During meditating it brings soothing guidance from spirit guides.

Quartz - Rose

The stone resonates with the Goddess Energy and represents the Feminine Principle of unconditional love at all levels. Working with the Heart Chakra, it opens the heart to all types of love with its soothing and calming energy. A wonderful high vibration stone to use in healing the upper Chakras.

Known as a “romance stone”, one can place a piece of it by your bedside table to attract love, heal a broken heart, or to add re-commitment to existing relationships. Rose Quartz also helps release unexpressed feelings about others, fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

Physically; It is known to help heal breast cancer and is an excellent stone for most other types of cancer as well. It also helps to heal ailments of the thymus, heart, lungs, adrenal gland, spleen, kidney ailments; alleviates vertigo, asthma and varicose veins. Aiding with the circulatory system it helps bring about a more youthful complexion.

Quartz - Rutilated

It is fun to gaze into Rutilated Quartz as it is riddled with needle-like pieces of golden Rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide that comes in a variety of colours.

Each colour has a specific vibration, but all are powerful energy stones and are said to bring physical and mental balance. It can clear energy blockages from all of the chakras, and attune one to their Divine Purpose. It can also be used for helping to discern the positive or negative vibes or motives of a person, place, or thing.

Visualization is key when programming this stone for any purpose and the golden or silver coloured stones works well with manifestation programs. You must imagine yourself within the crystal to program it, moving along the individual Rutile Crystals within the Quartz. Once this is accomplished, the crystal will powerfully amplify the program, sending it out into the universe.

Use it as a link between the Root and Crown Chakras, or to get to the “root” of a problem. It also enhances self-reliance and helps with decision-making and it infuses joy into one's life and surrounding environment. Due to the inclusions in the quartz acting as a psychic antenna, it can help one to connect to higher realms and spirit guides and aid psychic abilities.

Physically; It can be used to speed healing of injuries and slow down aging. Amputees can use it to help ease the phenomena known as phantom pain.

Quartz - Strawberry Rose

Having a similar vibration to Rose Quartz but a even stronger love energy due to its deeper colour. It is a strong aid to boost your self esteem, bring harmony, and alleviates stress and anxiety. Carrying it can be calming for someone who works in a fast-paced environment. It has the ability to amplify intentions of love, gratitude and generosity, and can radiate those vibrations outward. 

The stones’ energy will encourage you to embrace the positive aspects of your life, and to allow joy and happiness to flow through you. Using the stone during meditation will help you to discover more about past lives in ancient Lemuria and Atlantis. An important tool for those new on the spiritual path, it can help one gain insights into one's self and how to improve on. A great facilitator for gaining hidden knowledge.

Quartz - Smokey

This quartz works well with all Chakras, but can specifically focus its energies with the Root and Solar-Plexus Chakras and is good for grounding one with Earth energies. The slow and steady energy that it has is very powerful in its action. This crystal helps to facilitate the transformation of dreams into reality and absorb and transmute negative energy. A good protective stone for the medicine bag.
Used during meditation it can bring information from other realms into the physical. Many who work with it have reported unusual sightings of spiritual entities.

Physically; It is a great stone for pain relief.

Quartz - Snow

Has a feminine vibration that is calming and soothing in a whirlwind environment and helps to support you while you are learning life lessons. A great stone to use during meditation as it resonates with the higher chakras and can bring good fortune into your life. It offers clarity of mind and aides in studying.

Its’ white colour reminds us to look at the world through the innocent eyes of a child and remember that there are still wonders out there. Native Americans connect the quartz to the Snow Moon (full moons of January and February) and the north wind. So it is good to have one in your car or carry with you during travels in snow.

Physically; It aids with bones (bone marrow), teeth, and the absorption of calcium. It can soothe those facing early menopause and is also helpful for lactating mothers.

Rhyolite - Rainforest

Is similar to Jasper with its bright, intense colours, but it actually has a composition closer to granite. It frequently contains voids and glassy fragments, which is due to rapid cooling. Its’ protective energies and powers to heal are attributed to the stones unusual patterns.

It resonates with the Heart Chakra and is thought to help people deal with past-life issues and connect with loved ones who have passed on. One may use it to help with healing old and deep emotional wounds in this lifetime as well. A good balancing stone to help with issues of self-esteem providing emotional strength. It also helps to stimulate insight into solutions and alternatives.

A perfect piece to carry when facing confrontation and helps to eliminate procrastination and distractions. An excellent tool to use when communicating with animals. It helps with the creative process, thus an excellent stone for teachers, builders and artists.

Physically; It helps to boost the immune system and cleanse the kidneys and liver. .

Rhodochrosite

A wonderful stone to use when working with the Heart Chakra as it represents selfless love and compassion. The Heart Chakra is all about love and in this case the love vibration is directed towards the self. Those dealing with loss will find it comforting. It can help bring repressed emotions to the surface to be released, allowing for personal growth to take place; aiding in self-forgiveness and self-love.

A wonderful stone to use for clearing the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras, improving self-worth, attracting love, and relieving emotional stress. Meditating with it can connect one to the Divine, allowing one to see the purpose behind challenging experiences. It aids in the healing of past events that have caused a loss of one's self-confidence and self-knowledge. Once past issues are healed, it becomes easier for the person to remember their gifts and their true purpose for this incarnation.

Physically; It aids in healing the heart, adjusts imbalances in the circulatory and nervous systems, relieves migraines, and clears up infections.

Rhodonite

The pink crystal stimulates acceptance and forgiveness, aids emotional healing of relationship problems and calms you. They help you to find and understand your life's purpose, and how you can utilize your gifts with generosity and altruistically. It is an excellent stone to use in meditation and will assist you to discover your gifts and talents.

It is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies. Rhodonite allows one to see areas in their life that can be improved on without criticizing or judging oneself and facilitates living from the heart. The stone helps one to remember that the best rewards come from serving the highest good and assists one in discovering one's true passion.

Physically; May aid to support detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver, heart, lungs, as well as the nervous system. Also used to reduce swelling and inflammation, to stimulate the metabolism, and when feeling panicked or anxious.

Sandstone

Its colours range from white, cream, tan, to deep browns and reds. It is often called the “stone of creativity” because it is created by either wind or water. It strengthens relationships within groups; both at home and the workplace and keeps one from getting distracted. A cheerful stone, it will keep those annoying tantrums and mood swings under control. When used on the Sacral Chakra, it can help you discern the truth among those around you and to keep your mind clear when making decisions.

Physically; It can help strengthen bones, nails and hair. It also helps with disorders of the eyes, as well as water retention.

Sardonyx

Are a natural combination of Orange Carnelian and Black Onyx. The metaphysical properties of the stone vary according to its’ colours and they may be quite different to each other. Generally speaking, this is a strong spiritual grounding stone and is highly protective.

A good stone for anyone studying or who work in a job requiring mental disciple to focus on the task at hand. It may help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

The combination of the combined energies will bring happiness and optimism to your life. It is a wonderful stone for improving marital relationships.

Serpentine

Is a wonderful healing stone that helps to clear out and release any denseness around all of the chakras so that healing can occur. It helps with healing on all levels - mental, emotional and physical in a way that is suitable for each person.

It is often used to manifest what you may want in your life; be it abundance on all levels, prosperity, love, and healing. It aligns your intent with the Heart Chakra and Source energy.

Sodalite

Is very much a stone of self-expression, confidence, self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-esteem; encouraging one to being true to self and standing up for your beliefs
It is a great daily companion as it promotes intuition, and a trust in one's own judgment. It also aids in achieving emotional balance, releasing old conditioning of the past which no longer serves.

Stimulating the Pineal Gland and the Third Eye it deepens meditation. It is helpful to those who tend to be over-emotional, due to its ability to focus energy on the Third Eye and Throat Chakras. This allows one to use more logic and intuition (it enhances psychic abilities) rather than unsettling emotions.

The stone encourages discipline in one's personal and public life, and can be a facilitator of career advancement when used in this manner. Carrying it during the day can help one to find efficient ways of dealing with daily tasks and problems. It is stone of idealism and truth and may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas about the nature of truth.

Physically; It is good to place a stone next to your computer to help clear electromagnetic pollution. It can ease anxiety and panic attacks, mental confusion, and fear/phobias. Use Sodalite to strengthen the immune system, ease insomnia and balance metabolism.

Sunstone

Is an orange to brown stone containing small hematite crystals that give it an additional sparkle and fire. They are powerful stones for conveying joy and other good feelings into your life. and re-energize your body. 

Metaphysically, as its’ name implies, it has a powerful connection to the light and power of the sun; bringing light to all situations. Carrying a piece with you can help your personal power to “shine”. Once known as a stone of good luck, Sunstone has a bright, joyful energy that increases vitality and lightens dark moods.
It instills confidence and optimism leading to positive action and also useful in removing energy draining ties by other people that may be effecting you.

A great stone for the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, but is able to clear and energize all Chakras.  Sunstone was used by the Canadian Natives in medicine wheel rituals, the ancient Greeks to represent the Sun Gods, and in ancient India for protection from dark forces from other realms.

Physically; It is effective for SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and depression. As well as assisting with aches, pains, and a chronic sore throat.

Thulite

Is a pink stone with energy that inspires eloquent speech; if you are a person who often has to speak in public, the stone will aid you. It is a positive stone for the emotions; promoting contentment, happiness and a joy filled life. It eases rapport for you to create one on one relationships with others.

Tigers Eye

The properties of the stone pertains to its action at the solar plexus, where it focuses the will and allows easier physical action. It is a stone of the golden ray providing access the realm of Christ consciousness.

It is an excellent grounding stone as well as being able to manifest abundance and prosperity. It carries the energy of the solar vibration resulting in accomplishing what one puts one mind to.

Tiger Eye - Blue

Also referred to as Hawks Eye or Falcons Eye, it is a strong Throat Chakra stone that will aid communication including public speaking. A very soothing stone, it aids in reducing stress and easing anxiety. It helps to open and align the mid to higher range chakras, which will assist in speaking with clarity and acting from a place of integrity. It can illuminate issues that may have been difficult to see otherwise. Like all Tiger Eye, it can be used in prosperity rituals.

Resonating within the Third Eye Chakra, it allows you to see life from a higher perspective, increases all forms of psychic abilities, especially clairvoyance, astral travel and remote viewing. Blue Tiger Eye brings a "go with the flow" attitude, aiding in relief from fears, phobias and hot tempers. Use it to balance the male/female energies.

Physically; It encourages emotional balance, aids in fatigue and depression, and heals on a metabolic level. It can also alleviate eye problems that deal with the inability to focus. They also help to calm angry people, but remember to cleanse them regularly under running water. 

Tiger Eye - Gold

Combining Earth energy with that of the Sun, this stone draws Spiritual energy down to the Earth, while still keeping you centred here on the ground. It brings brightness and optimism to any situation, and shines insight onto problems. Known as a stone of protection, especially for travellers, and brings good luck and prosperity to the user. In ancient times Tiger Eye was used as a talisman against bad luck and curses.

A powerful Solar Plexus Chakra stone, it aids in manifesting ideas into reality, giving courage in times of change, and increases your personal power. It enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower Chakras. Great to carry in your pocket when you need a boost of creative energy, or when dealing with issues involving power, will, control, and/or concentration.

Physically; It can be helpful to those with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Enhance strength and vitality, and can encourage the proper function of the endocrine system.

Tiger Eye - Red

This is a great stone to wear to boost your personal power and to enhance your creativity. It provides motivation to the non-motivated and energizes those who are feeling lethargic. Its focus on the lower chakras is what gives red Tiger Eye the power to send higher energies through the organs of the lower half of the body.
For women who work in a male dominated workplace, this is a strong stone for you to use to help you to get ahead, without giving up your femininity.

All forms of Tiger Eye help to raise vibrations and connect these energies to the lower Chakras, keeping one from feeling disconnected when working with higher goals.

Tiger Iron

Is a mixture of Red Jasper, Tiger Eye and Hematite. It is a powerful lower chakra stone; promoting physical vitality and stamina, perfect for those who may be feeling emotionally, physically and mentally burned out. Tiger Iron acts as a supreme healing stone, encouraging the remembrance of perfection within the cells, and can be therefore laid upon any affected areas to bring improvement.

With its strong Earth grounding energy, it promotes a deep connection to the Earth and helps one to find courage and refuge in times of danger. It aids those who tend to take on others feelings and emotions. And helps manifest ideas into reality; hence a wonderful stone for artists that also brings out creative solutions and ideas.

Physically; Used to relieve stress, aid in soothing aching muscles, fractures and cramps.

Tourmaline

A great stone know for its’ healing and protection qualities. Also one of the few stones that can be used to balance the hemispheres of the brain and yin/yang energies, and it also transmutes negative energies into positive. It provides good grounding and helpful to release stress, promote compassion, empathy, and sympathy, and are excellent meditation aids.

The crystals can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure; a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact one’s energy field. They can enhance receiving inspirations from higher realms into the chakras for processing within the body.   

Tourmaline - Green (Verdelite)

Is often used to attract money and success by aiding one to release inhibitions and reach for your true desires. It resonates with the Heart Chakra which encourages strength and vitality, and aids in connecting one to the cycles of life. Its’ connection with the Earth aids those who enjoy working with various aspects of nature, and it has often been placed in gardens to encourage plant growth.

All Tourmalines are metaphysically protective, and aid in balancing and harmonizing the chakras. Ideal for healing purposes, as the stone can focus its healing energies and remove blockages.

Physically; As it resonates so strongly with the Heart Chakra, it can have healing effects on the physical heart. It is also a good calming stone for those who are feeling pressured or stressed.

Tourmaline - Pink (Rubellite)

Rubellite resonates strongly with the Heart Chakra bringing a higher vibration to it, which kindles feelings of joy and happiness, aids relaxation, enhances creativity and helps bring back your passion for life. It is excellent for connecting with the Earth on an emotional level, so you may live that relationship in a way that promotes the health of our planet.

A lot of these crystals contain high amounts of Lithium, which are helpful for depression and to ease stress and anxiety. A very positive crystal supporting those who work with it, bringing strength during any trials in one's life.

Working with the Root Chakra, it brings strength, courage, and conviction to any endeavours that are based on love. It can help to clear and overcome abusive relationships, negative work situations, and help one to realize the root of the problem. And it provides emotional support for the transitional period when one is learning to live free of these destructive patterns.  

Tourmaline - Watermelon

While the colours of these stones look like a mixture of Green and Pink Tourmaline, the meaning of stones like Watermelon Tourmaline is a little different to each of the colours on their own.

The stone helps to awaken the energy of the thymus or higher Heart Chakra, and help you to let go of stress, fear, calms overactive emotions, and help to promote friendship and loving relationships. They promote joy and happiness in your life, and help to cleanse and removing energy blockages that are inhibiting your personal growth. It is also thought that it may aid in attracting love and help those in a relationship to resolve any issues of conflict.

As a balancing stone, it aids in removing insecurities, and functions as a combination of male and female energies in one crystal. It can help to inspire both creativity and practicality, and connects the Heart Chakra to both physical and spiritual vibrations.

It helps the user to connect with nature spirits and the Earth. A blessing to those who find themselves feeling disconnected or otherwise out of sorts. It can help to alleviate depression and mend emotional wounds by allowing the user to see the meanings in life events. Meditating with it can aid in the release of unhealthy behavioural patterns, making room for new ways of thinking that lead to a more complete life.  

Unakite

A stone of vision, having an energy that is particularly powerful at the Third Eye Chakra. It aids you to develop your psychic vision and is a strong spiritual grounding stone. It is particularly helpful if you have been doing spiritual work, and making contact with the higher realms.

It physical grounding effect can bring a calming influence to any environment, and is great for the workplace or the home, sending out peaceful energy to all those nearby. It helps balance the emotional and spiritual bodies, and provides gentle release of energetic blockages. It aids in moving on from outmoded beliefs from the past. Many also use it to help with past-life regression therapy.

Physically; It is said to aid the reproductive system and for the healthy development of unborn babies. It can protect against electromagnetic pollution from computers or cell phones. A good stone to also use during recovery from trauma or major illnesses, helping the cells to "remember" the state of perfect health. Like amethyst, it aids you to beat addictions, and also has strong healing qualities to find the root cause of disease. Place a piece of this crystal under your pillow for a more restful sleep.

Zoisite

It a great stone to get that spark back into your life, bringing with it a sense of joy and wonder. It provides a wonderful boost to creativity and focusing on what truly brings you pleasure by transmuting negative energy into the positive. And aids in
communicating what is true for you, without the influence of others. With its’ connection to Earth element, it provides the incentive to get out and enjoy nature. In your professional life, the stone can keep you on track when interruptions occur. It also helps to deter unwanted callers if you place a stone next to your phone.

Physically; It promotes strength in the immune system, heart, lungs, spleen and pancreas. It helps to detoxify the body and alleviate inflammation. Also used to help heal problems associated with the reproductive organs.

Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.