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Crystals and Minerals are fascinating wonders of the naturals world. The Vedic sciences believe that every type of crystal is endowned with its own unique frequency that influences the human condition. We use crystals to heal and uplift the human soul. Vedic astrology also uses certain crystals and gemstones to resolve inflictions that may be caused by your birth chart and or by the constellations currently affecting your condition.


Not only are the healing crystals helpful but they are very pretty and make a great gift or decoration.


Here are just some for the healing stones that we carry in our store. We have many, many different kinds of crystals and minerals to heal yourself.

if you have any questions reach out to our staff. We have a large selection but we cant guarantee every stone is available at all times.

Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can even help attract love later in life.  It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and/or success.  Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through or on unresolved emotional issues.

Green Aventurine is a great piece to use when working with the Heart Chakra and/or the element of water.  Green Aventurine is known as the good luck stone and is often used in rituals with green candles, or kept in cash boxes or drawers to attract money or wealth.   

You can also use Green Aventurine for gridding a home, office, or workspace.  Green Aventurine is commonly known as a “stone of personal growth”, and offers opportunities for learning about oneself and for learning about one's place in the universe.

Physically, Green Aventurine is an all around healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses, and even the heart.  Use Green Aventurine to loosen and release negativity and energy clogs, including disease.  Some wear or carry Green Aventurine to increase intelligence, perception and/or creativity.  Some have even been known to use Green Aventurine to improve their eyesight!

Combining Earth energy with that of the Sun, Golden (Brown) Tiger Eye (Tiger's Eye, Tigereye) both draws in energy from above while reaffirming your connection to the very earth beneath you.  Sunny Tiger Eye brings brightness and optimism to any situation, and shines insight onto current dilemmas.  Known as a stone of protection, especially for travelers, Golden Tiger Eye has been known to bring about good luck and prosperity to the user.  The Ancients used Tiger Eye as a talisman against bad luck, misfortune, and curses.  Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of ones Kundalini energies.  Tiger Eye is a must for practically anyone’s crystal healing kit.

Golden Tiger Eye is a powerful Solar Plexus Chakra stone, helpful to manifest ideas into reality and giving courage in times of doubt or change.  Use Golden Tiger Eye with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase your personal connection to the earth or even your own power.  Tiger Eye is said to bring awareness to ones psychic abilities and balances the lower Chakras.  Earthy people will find success increasing their psychic abilities using Tiger Eye when working with the Third Eye Chakra or by merely meditating with a piece of Tigerseye.  Use Golden Tiger Eye with the Sacral Chakra to facilitate spiritual grounding.

You can pocket a small piece of Golden Tiger Eye when you need a boost of creative energy, or when dealing with issues involving power, will, control, and/or concentration.  Golden Tiger Eye can provide balance to those experiencing extremes, and as such, can be helpful to those with manic depression, anger issues, or even bipolar disorder.

Physically, Tiger Eye offers strength and vitality, and is believe by some to encourage the proper function of the endocrine system.

Ruby is a powerful heart stone, and can be used for opening and activating the heart chakra.  Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy, and dissolves emotional barriers.  A powerful heart healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, making the holder more emotionally aware, as well as improving their ability to connect with others.  The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can even facilitate states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and shows to us the Divine Love in every thing in the Universe.  Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as facilitate the change of becoming a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others.  Ruby helps to gather and amplify energy, aiding in opening the doorway to other realms or planes of spiritual knowledge.  Ruby is a wonderful stone for students as it stimulates a deeper level of mental concentration.

Ruby is considered to be a very helpful tool to use when shielding against, and protecting from, unwanted energies such as emotional or psychic intrusions.  Ruby is also a stone of abundance and success, and is often utilized in the workplace for this reason.

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a highly protective stone which repels and blocks negative energies and even wards off psychic attack.  Black Tourmaline also aids in draining an area or a person of negative energy, as if when holding a piece of Black Tourmaline ones body is run beneath a waterfall of purification.  Black Tourmaline will cleanse, purify, and transmute dense energy into a lighter vibration.   

A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is also one of the greatest stones for grounding.  It balances, harmonizes, and protects all of the Chakras, which then enables one to be grounded.  Use Black Tourmaline to protect against electromagnetic "smog" (i.e. cell phones, computers, etc), radiation, noise sensitivity and other such energetic disturbances.  Black Tourmaline can be used as an aid to remove fear from oneself and in it’s place boost self-confidence.
 
Black Tourmaline has a calming effect when needed, grounding flighty or scattered energies down into the earth.  Those who face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and/or OCD can work with Black Tourmaline to help improve or even heal these issues. Meditation with Black Tourmaline can enhance the integration of insights and visions into one's daily life and with extended use can possibly even enable better spatial awareness or a sharpening of ones peripheral vision.

Physically, Black Tourmaline helps to strengthen the immune system by balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain and detoxifying the body.  Black Tourmaline has also been known to be very helpful when dealing with illnesses of the lungs such as bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and Pleurisy.  Black Tourmaline is a must for any healers’ medicine bag and is superb for body layouts.

Carnelian is one of the most ancient stones that were traded from India to the Middle East as early as 3000 BC because of its high value.


Was once used in ancient times to protect the dead in their journey to afterlife.  Carnelian helps to calm the fears about death and rebirth, bringing about serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life.  Carnelian is known to be a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone.  It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and facilitates creativity and compassion.  Wearing or carrying Carnelian can even enhance vitality and will, providing higher energy needed when approaching new projects and dreams.

Mentally, Carnelian focuses analytical capabilities, and aids meditation by allowing deeper concentration and keeping out the usual interrupting thoughts.  Carnelian is useful in making decisions by keeping us focused on the here and now and not on past experiences or getting lost in potentiality.  Carnelian calms anger and grounds you in reality, while keeping you aware of the unconditional Love permeating the Universe.  Carnelian encourages initiative, drive, direction, and determination.

Physically, Carnelian increases personal power, personal drive, and physical energy.  Carnelian potentially can even ease PMS and menopausal symptoms as well as assisting in the areas of fertility and potency. 

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love.  It is one of the most important stones for working with the Heart Chakra. Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, love of the inner and the outer, and can even work with romantic love.  Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also both calming and soothing.

Rose Quartz opens the heart to compassion for self and for others, and can help raise ones self-esteem.  Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress levels and bringing about peace.  Use Rose Quartz to enhance or enliven positive self-affirmations.

The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others and even of the self.  Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to negative emotions.

Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be a good facilitator for attracting love (because it first comes from within).  Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to already existing relationships.  Rose Quartz can bring about new love in a relationship, bringing calm and peace.  The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing the release of pent-up emotions and grief.  Rose Quartz can also help release unexpressed feelings to and/or about others.

Rose Quartz allows the user to open to and accept love from others, and to recognize and connect with the unconditional love of the Universe.  Use Rose Quartz to bring calm and harmony during times of increased stress.  Rose Quartz may also be used to balance all of the chakras and/or to remove negative energy and replace it with love energy.

Physically, Rose Quartz is used to heal or alleviate ailments of the thymus, heart, and lungs.  Rose Quartz is also known to help heal breast cancer and is a superb support stone for most other types of cancer as well.