Gemstones and crystals each have their own unique energy signature. When selecting mala beads you may look for gemstones that attune to your own personal energy or stones that raise your energetic resonance in the area of life that you desire to work on, such as finding peace, love, healing, success, courage, etc.
To help narrow down your choices in searching for the best stones for your mala, here is a list of energy properties for a variety of popular gemstones.
Agates are grounding stones used for emotional, physical and intellectual balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Agate has many varieties, such as Moss Agate and Tree Agate. Tibetan monks use Agate to create spiritual Dzi beads.
Amazonite stimulates the artistic and creative side of thinking and promotes tolerance and patience. It has a calming effect and helps the wearer come to terms with grief. It promotes confidence, vitality, and joy of life.
Amethyst is a high vibration crystal used to enhance intuition and connect with the spiritual realm and higher self. Commonly used for inner sight, selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst supports meditation and visualization, sleep, and calms the mind.
Azurite supports a clear understanding and new perspectives expanding the mind. Allows more light into situations of stress, worry, grief, and sadness. Cleansing the "third eye" and stimulating intuitive development.
Bloodstone also known as Heliotrope, calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision making process. It helps in grounding the heart energy. Promotes the development of personal power, courage, releases fear, and fosters strength of mind.
Carnelian is a high energy stone excellent for restoring vitality, motivation, and inspiring creativity. Carnelian grounds and anchors in the present reality. Promotes courage, positive life choices dispels apathy and motivates for success.
Dragons Blood is a type of Jasper with a deep red matrix combined with green hues found in Australia. This is a stone for strength, confidence, and success. Jasper imparts the courage to take on problems confidently and encourages honesty with yourself.
Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer” supporting during times of stress, promoting tranquility and wholeness. Jasper reminds people to help each other. It is primarily used for stability and grounding. Jasper is available in MANY varieties.
Labradorite is primarily used for raising intuition, balancing the mind and spirit, and deflecting negative energy. Letting go of worry and stress.
Known for its mysterious and lustrous appearance, Labradorite can range from a milky clear to a clear gray with flashes of blue, purple, and green with an iridescent mix of swirling color often with black flecks.
A stone of transition, Lepidolite induces change and letting go of old patterns that no longer serve the higher self. Commonly used for stress relief and dissolving negativity, Lepidolite is useful in visualization, and rousing intuition.
Magnesite brings deep peace to meditation and relaxation. Promoting tolerance for emotional stress and guiding a calming effect on the emotions. Magnesite supports those who are nervous and fearful and helps them to overcome irritability and intolerance.
Moonstone is a stone of "new beginnings" and of intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that everything in life is part of a cycle of change, just as the moon waxes and wanes. Moonstone is known for calming of emotions, soothing stress, promoting intuition and empathy.
Obsidian is a protective stone that repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and narrow beliefs. A strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity, grounding and absorbing negative energies from the environment.
Onyx is supportive of strength, it provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. Promotes vigor, steadfastness, and stamina. It aids in learning lessons, imparting self-confidence and helping to be at ease.
ASPECT: Opaque, sometimes with bands and inclusions
Quartz Crystal aids in concentration and liberates thought. Quartz Crystal absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy. Used alongside other crystals it clears and amplifies their energy. In meditation, clear Quartz filters out distractions.
Popular varieties of quartz include: Rock Clear, Rose, Smoky, and Rutilated.
Rhodonite is a pink stone flecked with black veining, Rhodonite stimulates, clears, and activates the heart chakra. It grounds energy, balancing yin and yang, aiding in achieving one’s highest potential. It is said to enhance mantra-based meditations, aligning the soul more closely to the vibration.
Rose Quartz is the gemstone of unconditional love and peace, it is a calming and reassuring crystal. Promotes compassion and kindness. With the true essence of love Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart bringing deep inner healing and self-love. Gently draws away negative energy and restores it with loving vibes.
Serpentine is an earthen stone that aids meditation and spiritual exploration. Supportive in correcting mental and emotional imbalances and assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. Serpentine is a beautiful stone with a similar texture and appearance of Jade.
Sunstone is associated with the Greek sun-god Helios because of its golden sparkle. Sunstone promotes humor, cheerfulness, and good temper. It supports the necessary stamina and energy to undertake projects and tasks. It promotes a positive attitude towards life and increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
With it's cats eye like appearance, Tiger Eye is commonly used for promoting self-worth, boosting confidence, and clearing blocked creativity. Tigers Eye has long been used as a protective talisman increasing courage, and balancing yin and yang energy.
Turquoise is a stone of prosperity, and endurance. An energizing stone it is said to make one feel active and alive, in peaceful harmony. Turquoise promotes self-confidence, free expression, ambition, and being honest with oneself.
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