Saturday, July 7, 2007
Nephrite's name comes from the Greek word "nephron" which means "kidneys". This is because of the stone's particular power to cure kidney diseases.
Nephrite aids in chron9ic bladder infections, irritable bladder syndrome and incontinence. This gem also protects against aggression.
~Nephrite water is said to improve vision when drunk in the morning.~
Friday, July 6, 2007
Lapis lazuli is associated with the star sign Sagittarius. It gives Sagittarius the power of friendship and helps him make decisions.
Lapis lazuli helps the balanced functioning of the thyroid gland while strengthening the neck and vocal cords. It also aids in depression, promotes bonding and strengthens idealism.
~Blue lapis lazuli stands for wisdom and inspiration.~
Monday, June 25, 2007
~*In antiquity chrysocolla, a copper mineral, was recognized as a stone of hope by people all over the world*~
I have a lovely green chrysocolla pendant which i love to wear often. Having it in direct contact with my skin gives me such a soothing calming feeling.
This lovely gem ranges in color from turquoise blue to green.
This gem can be placed on the forehead to help reduce fever. It can also prevent the formation of blisters on minor burns by being placed right on the burn.
It is recommended that small children wear a chrysocolla pendant directly on the skin to encourage good bone formation and growth.
~Chrysocolla also calms over-excited nerve.~ (very helpful) It has positive psychological properties. It lowers stress and tension while reducing anger and hatred.
~Andes Opal is known as the "stone of hope".~
This gem ranges in color from pink, blue, green, brown, and white.
The blue-greens of this gem help reduce the allergic reactions of the tissue. It also helps respiratory organs and is therefore suited for the treatment of respiratory problems.
All Opals are very helpful for calming nerves during examinations, and removing mental blocks and also for strengthening the memory.
Sadly i don't have any Opal yet, but i hope to get some soon. I want some pink and green ones. They are so lovely and a white one would also be nice to have.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Calcite is a stone that is recently new to my collection of gems. It is a lovely color and has a calming energy when held.
Calcite can range in a variety of colors from yellow, orange, pink, brown, green and blue, it is frequently translucent.
Calcite would be helpful to keep in children's rooms or in a baby's nursery. This is because it symbolizes mental growth, and promotes development, especially in children. Calcite also aids in healthy bone development and healthy bones in general.
The word Amethyst comes from the Greek word amethyein, which means "not drunk".
Amethyst is known to heal headaches and to alleviate migraines. It has been found to have a very soothing, relaxing effect and helps to ensure healthy sleep.
~This lovely gem can range in color from light to dark violet~
Amethyst is one of my personal favorite and i find it very helpful to have with me and in contact with me. It gives such a wonderful energy that i think everyone should feel for themselves at least once.