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Gemstone Meanings

 

Agate

Thought to inspire strength and bravery, to inspire amiable and agreeable feelings, to ensure truth, and to provide protection for children.

Mystical Birthstone for September

(Black Agate)    Thought to work as a protection stone, to inspire courage and success in competitions.
(Blue Agate)      Thought to inspire peace and happiness, and to help the wearer de-stress.
(Green Agate)   Thought to improve health of the eyes.


Alexandrite

Thought to balance the wearer's emotions, to provide confidence, to increase self-esteem and to help bring about happiness and success.

Traditional Birthstone for June


Amber

Thought to magnify the wearer's natural beauty, to attract friends and to stimulate happiness.  It is also thought to provide protection from negativity.

Zodiac Stone for Taurus


Amethyst

Thought to inspire peace and hope, to attract love, to calm fears, to sooth, to block nightmares and aid in peaceful sleep.

Traditional Birthstone for February
Zodiac Stone for Pisces


Aquamarine

Thought to sooth and calm ones emotions; to promote peace, joy and happiness; thought to protect the wearer during travel over water.

Traditional Birthstone for March


Aventurine

Thought to strengthen eyesight, stimulate creativity and intelligence, to attract money and good luck.

Zodiac Stone for Taurus


Black Onyx

Thought to be a protective stone for battles or conflicts and to ward off negativity.

Mystical Birthstone for December


Blue Topaz

Thought to protect against envy and injury, to relieve depression, to still anger, to relieve arthritis pain, and to attract love.

Birthstone for November


Carnelian Agate

Thought to provide protection, to bolster courage, to inspire eloquence, and to still feelings of anger, envy or hatred.

Zodiac Stone for Virgo


Citrine

Thought to remove fear, to prevent nightmares and ensure a good night's sleep.

Traditional Birthstone for November


Cubic Zirconia (Synthetic Diamond)

Thought to promote spirituality, to promote self-confidence, and to promote physical strength and victory.

Traditional Birthstone for April
Mystical Birthstone for August
Zodiac Stone for Aries

(Green)    Thought to attract money and wealth.
(Purple)    Thought to maintain health, to promote receptivity and spirituality.
(Yellow)    Thought to attract love, to drive away depression, to increase alertness, and to attract success in business.


Emerald

Thought to attract love, to strengthen memory, to protect travelers, and to attract wealth.

Traditional Birthstone for May
Mystical Birthstone for January
Zodiac Stone for Cancer


Garnet

Thought to heal, to enhance bodily strength, to enhance endurance and vigor, and to protect the health of the heart and blood.

Traditional Birthstone for January
Zodiac Stone for Aquarius


Hematite

Thought to draw illness away from the body, to ground and stabilize emotions, and can used for scrying.

Zodiac Stone for Scorpio


Iolite

Thought to aid in healing and overcoming addictions, to open the 3rd Eye and Chakra Crown, to enhance curiosity, and to stimulate knowledge.

Zodiac Stone for Virgo


Jade   

Thought to attract love; to aid healing for the kidneys, heart & stomach; to receive wisdom; and provides protection against accidents.

Mystical Birthstone for March


Lapis Lazuli

Thought to improve mental, physical, spiritual and emotional conditions; to uplift and relieve depression; and to attract and strengthen love.

Birthstone for December


Malachite

Thought to protect children, to guard against negativity and danger, to enhance ability to love, to promote tranquility and to increase luck.

Zodiac Stone for Capricorn


Moonstone

Thought to draw love into ones life, to ensure restful sleep, to protect while traveling over water, and to aid in weight loss.

Birthstone for June
Mystical Birthstone for June


Obsidian

Thought to ground and center the wearer, to protect against abuse and negativity, and can be used for scrying.

Zodiac Stone Scorpio


Opal

Thought to bring out ones inner beauty, to enhance imagination and creativity, to empower the wearer, and to aid in the development of psychic powers.

Traditional Birthstone for October
Mystical Birthstone for April


Peridot

Thought to protect against evil, to aid in general healing, to attract love, to sooth nervousness, and to attract wealth.

Traditonal Birthstone for August
Zodiac Stone for Libra


Pink Tourmaline

Thought to draw love and friendship in to the wearer's life and to promote sympathy toward others.

Traditional Birthstone for October


Quartz Crystal

Thought to provide protection, to heal, to relieve headaches, and can be used in divination and for scrying.

Zodiac Stone for Leo


Ruby

Thought to increase wealth, to strengthen the body, to banish sadness and negative thoughts, and to produce joy, will power and confidence.

Traditional Birthstone for July
Mystical Birthstone for July


Sapphire

Thought to expand awareness, to tap the subconscious mind, to guard love, to sooth, to heal the eyes and protect health.

Traditional Birthstone for September
Mystical Birthstone for May


Sodalite

Thought to promote logic, rationality, and efficiency; to aid communication, to end disagreements, to increase knowledge and learning.

Zodiac Stone for Sagittarius


Snowflake Obsidian

Thought to bring balance in times of change, to sooth and resolve internal conflict, and to provide protection against physical or emotional harm.

Zodiac Stone for Scorpio


Star Diopside

Thought to stimulate creativity, to aid emotional cleansing through tears, to relieve stress or anxiety, and to calm.

Birthstone for March
Zodiac Stone for Pisces


Tiger's Eye

Thought to attract wealth and money, to provide protection against all forms of danger, and to strengthen convictions, courage and confidence.

Zodiac Stone for Gemini


Topaz

 Thought to protect against envy and injury, to relieve depression, to still anger, to relieve arthritis pain, and to attract love.

Traditional Birthstone for November


Tourmaline (Pink)

Thought to draw love and friendship in to the wearer's life and to promote sympathy toward others.

Traditonal Birthstone for October


Turquoise

Thought to protect against disease and violence, to promote harmony in love and in friendships, to increase beauty, and increase good fortune.

Traditional Birthstone for December


Zircon (Blue)

Thought to balance, uplift and stabilize the mind and emotions of the wearer.

Traditional Birthstone for December


                 

Color Meanings / Uses

                 

Black
Black stones are associated with the Earth and stability.  They are thought to promote self-control, resilience and a quiet power within oneself.  Black stones are also used to dispel dizziness.           

Blue
Blue is associated with the ocean and sleep.  Blue stones are thought to promote peace and calm the emotions.  They are also thought to aid with sleep and to ward off nightmares.  Blue stones are used for healing ulcers and their cause, to reduce fevers, to reduce inflammations and to aid in general healing.  Blue stones are also thought to purify the body and spirit.

Green
Green is the color of nature, life and healing.  They are thought to aid in general healing of the body and to guard ones health.  Specifically, they are used to strengthen the eyes, the kidneys, to relieve stomach problems and to prevent headaches and migraines.  Green stones are associated with growth and are used for success with plants and gardening.  Green stones are also thought to attract luck, money, prosperity and wealth.

Orange
Orange stones hold some of the fire of red stones, but are more gentle in their effects.  Orange stones are symbolic of the Sun and thought to illuminate oneself.  Orange stones are related to personal power.  They are thought to enhance ones ability to tap into their own personal power and to direct it.  Orange stones are used to promote self-esteem, to expand personal awareness and self worth.  They are also thought to attract luck, success and to assure positive outcomes.

Pink
Pink stones are thought to hold loving vibrations.  They are thought to be calming, soothing, and are used to de-stress and relax the physical body and mind.  Pink stones are used to attract love or to strengthen an existing relationship.  They are thought to aid in working through difficulties in relationships as well.  Pink stones are used to promote self acceptance and loving energy for oneself.  Pink stones are thought to promote peace, happiness, joy and laughter.  They are used to stimulate lighter emotions, to attract friends and encourage openness toward others.

Purple
Purple stones are associated with spirituality and mysticism.  Purple stones are thought to aid in meditation, contact with the subconscious mind and in psychic work.  Purple stones are associated with healing and peace.  They are thought to maintain health and to aid with healing disease or discomfort of the mind and head.  Purple stones are used to relieve headaches, mental illness, concussion and even hair problems.  Purple stones are thought to relieve depression and aid with restful sleep.

Red
Red is considered a sacred color and dedicated to deities.  Red stones are thought to be protective, to promote courage, and to lend energy to the body.  They are thought to alleviate anger and calm violent emotions.  In healing, red stones are linked with the blood.  Red stones are thought to relieve anemia, halt bleeding and heal wounds.  They are also thought to help with rashes and inflammation.  Red stones have even been carried to prevent miscarriage.  Red stones are also thought to aid with sexual dysfunctions.

Yellow
Yellow stones are thought to aid with communication and eloquence.  Yellow stones used for protection and strengthening of the conscious mind.  They are also used to promote digestion, to regulate the nervous system and for problems with the skin.  Yellow stones are thought to energize and increase mental awareness.  

White
White stones are associated with the Moon and linked with sleep and magic.  They are used for general protection after dark.  White stones are thought to be lucky and to promote good fortune.  White stones have been used to relieve headaches and even been used to promote lactation.

Source Material: Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham

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