Amazonite – This blue-green variety of feldspar gets its name from the Amazon River and is helpful for balancing the masculine and feminine energies inside us. This stone promotes kindness and practicality and can increase physical stamina. Amazonite is a healing stone associated with the planet Uranus and resonates with the Throat Chakra.
Amethyst – This is the common name for purple crystalline quartz. Amethyst has been valued by many cultures throughout history. It can be helpful to someone suffering from bad dreams, assist in protecting against self-deception, and used to maintain a clear mind. Symbolizing humility and spiritual wisdom it can be an aid during meditations or worn by spiritual healers to transfer blessings. Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is associated with the planet Saturn and resonates with the Crown Chakra (Pineal Gland).
Aquamarine – This blue-green stone is found in Brazil and Colombia and is most helpful when trying to get in touch with your spiritual being. Used best for deep meditations, it also has close relations to water due to its coloration. Aquamarine is the birthstone of March, associated closely with the planet Venus and resonates with the Throat Chakra.
Astrophyllite – This grey-black stone is a personal power stone this is helpful to anyone wishing to access the knowledge hidden deep inside themselves. Astrophyllite can activate and align the chakra centers, aid with the development of spiritual growth, and assist with astral travel or communication with spiritual beings.
Aventurine – Green Aventurine is the stone of luck. Carry a piece with you for good luck or to increase perception and creative insight. This stone has a stabilizing effect on emotions, especially so for teenagers, and resonates most closely with the Heart Chakra.
Bloodstone – This stone is a dark green color with distinctive red spots and mostly known for assistance with circulating all the energies of the body, removing energy blocks. When kept in the home it helps increase the flow of life energy. Bloodstone is associated with the planet Mars and resonates with the Root Chakra.