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The Meaning of Stones

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I have always been attracted to stones.  I started a collection of them gathered as a child from all sorts of places. I would walk along the beach or park or street to school always finding one or some to carry home with me. I was very excited when introduced to Geology at school. Then I learned the names of a lot of my various stones. My first Gem was an Amethyst given to me by my grandmother. I believe all matter is related. I relate to stones and feel they have  characteristics that can help us.

    Since ancient times people have revered stones,gems and crystals. Jewelry and amulets have been found in in buriel sites thousands of years old. Mystics have taught of the benefits of stones for various physical problems, as well as how and when to use them for protection, guidence and healing. Edgar Cayce,one of our most famous mystics said that gems` real value lies in the fact that they are essentially the same material as the soul. Stones are also mentioned  in the Bible. There is a sympathic vibration between us and the stones. The entire world is created of atomic forces.  Stones are enriched with decomposed matter and they then nourish the plants that feed and shelter us. When our ATTITUDE is correct and the stone is in harmony with us, their vibrations and color can aid us consciously and unconciously to find guidence for our problems.

In choosing your stone go with your first choice. As you pass your hand over a selection
you will feel/sense which one is right for you.

It is important to clean your stones of previous handlers vibrations.
The best way to do this is to pass them lightly through the smoke of incense
or with running water. As you do so, ask that they be cleansed of
all disharmony and filled with unconditional love.

39 stones are considered  most important to our inquiry today
due to their relationships to the planets and benefits to ourselves and others.
carneliancat's eye chrysoberylchrysocollachrysoprasecitrine diamondemerald
opalpearlperidotruby quartz Crystalrose quartzsapphireserpentinetiger's eye


Chemical composition of Precious stones;
Silica Acid;
All Quartzes consist of silica or silicic acid, the substance that is Cosmic light.
They are encountered wherever there is a striving upward, idealism, rising towards the Sun.
There is silica in the nodes of celery and grasses. It allows the hollow stalks to stand erect
and straighten up after being bent by the wind. There is silica in the cartilage of backbones.
Also in the lenses of our eyes. This substance  has the property of attracting light and driving out evil.

Quartzes: Rock Crystal- agate-Cornelian-Onyx-Chalcedony- Chrysoprase-Amethyst- Aventurine- Opal- Rose Quartz-Citrine- Jasper- Smokey Quartz-Cat's Eye. Tiger's Eye- Rhinestone-Obsidian, and others.


Many stones contain Magnesium, a substance that strengthens the heart and liver, relaxes the body, and relieves cramps, soothes pain and benefits the nerves. stones that are rich in Magnesium can be laid on a spot suffering from cramp or pain. The stones on our list that contain Magnesium are Serpentine, Almandine and Ruby.


Although the particles of aluminum we ingest with food that has been cooked in aluminum ware must be regarded as poison, the aluminum in stones is beneficial. It belongs to Neptune and fortifies those who are thin and debilitated,who become dizzy when they run or bend and suffer from degenerative processes and find it difficult to digest their food. Aluminum is found in sapphire,serpentine, ruby,tourmaline,turquoise, and moonstone.

This element,related to Iron is good for those people who do a lot of singing or speaking and are always having to clear their throats of mucus. Manganese also encourages creative thinking. This element is found in rose quartz,amethyst and almandine.

Stones with an iron content are good for people with fever or inflammation. Iron belongs to Mars. Some stones that contain iron are bloodstone, marcasite, pyrites.

Copper strengthens the nerves and is good for all sorts of spasms including asthma. It belongs to Venus.  It is found in Turquoise, Malachite ,Azurite and Crysocolla.

Calcium stiffens the bones and gives resistance against emotions. It is present in many stones and best used in a pearl necklace. I myself have a necklace of dolomite which I like to wear. Calcium belongs to Saturn .

Fluorine is found in Topaz and Apatite
Chromium in Emerald
Nickel in Chrysoprase and Serpentine
Potassium in Moonstone.


Below are tables showing how S.F Heart chose which stones to present.

Month stones as generally known are not always true because the Sun changes sign between the 19th and 24th of each month and each month is different. Possible inner relationship between the gems and the Sun are as follow;

Aries (Ram)

Fire Agate ,Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Cat's Eye, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Hematite, Jade, red Jasper

Taurus (Bull)

Carnelion, Cat's Eye, Chrysocolla, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz

Gemini (Twins)

Agate, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Emerald, Jade, Pearl, Sapphire, Serpentine, Tanzanite, Watermelon, Tourmaline

Cancer (Crab)

Carnelion, Chalcedony, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Ruby.

Leo (Lion)

Carnelion, Amber, Chrysoberyl, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Jasper, Marcasite, Onyx, Peridot,Ruby, Sapphire, Golden Topaz

Virgo (Virgin)

Moss Agate, Almandine, Amethyst, Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Garnet, Peridot, Sapphire, Watermelon Tourmaline

Libra (Scales)

Ametrine, Bloodstone, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Jade, Moonstone, Opal, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Lt. Pink or Blue Tourmaline

Scorpio (Scorpion)

Almandine, Malachite, Moonstone, Opal, Peridot, Ruby, Turquoise

Sagittarius (Archer)

Chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot,Ruby, Star Sapphire, Smokey Quartz, Tanzanite, Topaz, Turquoise

Capricorn (Sea-goat)

Amethyst, Cat's Eye, Garnet, Jet, Malachite, Star Sapphire, Smokey Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Green Tourmaline

Aquarius (Water-bearer)

Amber, Amethyst, Garnet, Hematite

Pisces (Fishes)

Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Opal, Golden Topaz, Turquoise

The stones mentioned as the original twelve of the High Priests Breastplate. as we will endeavor to present all possibilities.

   In Exodus 28.17 the twelve stones are;

carnelian chrysolite emerald
turquoise sapphire amethyst
jacinth agate crystal
beryl lapis lazuli jasper

          According to another version;

carnelian topaz emerald
carbuncle sapphire jasper
opal agate amethyst
peridot onyx sardonyx


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The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach
Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised & Expanded Third Edition by Victoria Finlay
Jewels of the Tsars: The Romanovs and Imperial Russia  by Prince Michael of Greece
Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power: A Practical Guide to How Gemstones, Minerals and Crystals Can Enhance Your Life
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Vibrational Healing Through The Chakras: With Light, Color, Sound, Crystals, and Aromatherapy [Illustrated] by Joy Gardner-Gordon


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