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Salt (Halite)

Salt is used for purifications.
It is related to the earth elements.
Salt is used to purify gemstones, but please be careful in its use. Some porous or soft stones and crystals can be damaged by contact with salt. (see Halite)


The sapphire promotes psychism, love, meditation, peace, healing, power, and money.
Wear this stone to stimulate the third eye for expanding psychic awareness and during meditation.
Sapphire enhances creativity.
It dissipates unpleasant thoughts and brings peace to its wearer.
The blue color is often associated with the heavens.
Sapphire repels envy.
Because of its blue color, sapphire is associated with the throat chakra.
Sapphire improves mental clarity and clear thinking. It clears mental garbage.
Natural healers use Sapphire to help rid of unwanted thoughts, bring joy, peace and wealth.
Sapphire is believed to offer powerful protection to its wearer from outside negative energy.
It gives the wearer the ability to discern the truth and foresee the future.
The most powerful sapphire in this connection is the Star Sapphire. (Star sapphires are also known as Stones of Destiny.)
Sapphire's powers also include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace.
It is also considered an antidepressant and an aid to psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance, and astral projection.

Colors: usually blue, also green, yellow and purple-black
Hardness: 9


A form of Onyx with white and red bands.
Fosters luck, friendship,happiness, good fortune, romance and marriage.
Protective of the young and of those who try new things.
Associated with stamina, vigor, energy, creativity.
Teaches us to love nature's wild places and inhabitants.

Colors: black and white, banded with reddish brown
Hardness: 6.5 to 7


Serpentine emits a profound healing vibration and facilitates the energetic activation of cellular regeneration.
It is said to assist in opening the heart chakra.
It is also believed to help activate the kundalini, or 'serpent fire' energies. Serpentine, is a beneficial and versatile stone.
It helps with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attracts love and money.
Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation.
Also known as the snake stone, or serpent stone, it is used to ward off insects and other pests.

Colors: yellowish, greenish, brown, oily sheen
Hardness: 3 to 4


Scapolite is known as a stone of problem solving and achievement.
It is said to help find elegant solutions to problems, make changes in one's life, and bring inspiration and strength of purpose.
Use scapolite mystically for bringing energies of breaking old patterns of sabotaging self and bringing acceptance of success.
In this way, scapolite is a stone of success too. Spiritually, scapolite is said to bring peace of mind and calm debilitating emotions.
Intuitive people use scapolite on computers, TV's and other electronic equipment to absorb and negate EMF emissions.
Scapolite is helpful for eyesight; mental clarity; glaucoma; cataracts; tension and pain in shoulders, neck, upper chest, and head; bone disorders; calcium assimilation; recovery from surgery; arthritis pain; and emotional chaos.
Spiritual healers also use scapolite to draw out pain.

Schorl (Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline, also known as schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy.
It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective.
It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment.
It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magic, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender.
Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from tv's and computer monitors.
Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.
Physically, black tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.


A Waxy Mineral.


Scolecite is a great "team" stone.
Use it to pull the team together.
Also, use it to pull a group of stones together into a united effort toward some issue or goal.
It functions as a harmonizing force between the different energies.



Selenite is a very calming and soothing energy.
It's said to be the "stone of mental clarity", enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening the ability to make good decisions.
It can remove energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies.
It helps to connect the physical and etheric or ‘light’ bodies.
Selenite wands can be used to clear other stones that are placed on or near it.



Seraphinite stone belongs to Chlorite Group of minerals.
This type of stone is commonly colored deep forest green to green-black with silver-colored inclusions of Mica.
The Mica inclusions display a chatoyancy, giving Seraphinite a wavery sheen.
The stone is also found in yellow, red, brown, tan or white colors.
his type of stone is formed through the metamorphic and hydrothermal alterations of magnesium silicate minerals and other iron.
The stone crystallizes in the form of granular masses and also referred to as tabular crystals.
The stone is considered as wonderful healing stone. Seraphinite is popularly known as an Angel Stone
as this stone shows a attractive display of light and color.
It is believed that the stone helps to contact angels and communicate with them.
Seraphinite can be very protective of the heart when it is used over the heart chakra.
It is also a purifying stone that helps one find one's higher purpose and it is also very helpful
for all forms of transformation and transmutation, like for example the magickal kind.
It is also a healing stone for brain cells, nerves, purification of the blood, eliminating toxins in kidneys and liver etc.
The stone is is mainly found near the Bratsk and Lake Baikal region of eastern Siberia, Russia.
Seraphinite stone has become a widely demanded stone in the world of metaphysics and mineral collecting.

Chemical Structure: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8 - Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Mineral: Clinochlore
Class: Silicates.
Subclass: Phyllosilicates.
Group: Chlorites.
Fracture: Uneven.
Hardness: 2 - 2.5
Specific Gravity: 2.6 - 3.0


Shattuckite is often called a stone of reconciliation.
It is reputed to have properties of assisting with reconciliation and renewal.
Shattuckite is also used to channel information, particularly from extraterrestrials; and it is used for automatic writing.
It is said to calm the mind and create harmony.
Shattuckite is helpful for healing diabetes, calcium absorption problems, parathyroid, mites and other infestations, and tonsillitis.
Shattuckite is primarily associated with the throat chakra.

Shiva Lingham

Shiva Linghams are found only in one place... India.
They are believed to be representations of the Hindu God Shiva.
They are used in worship and in balancing the aspects of the male/female within ones self.
This formation is a "Stone of the Kundalini".
It serves to activate the movement of the sacred energy which is slumbering within the self so that one may comprehend the profound mysteries of enlightenment which lead one to spiritual consciousness and to the actualization of perfection.


Sillimanite or fibrolite is a brown, gray, white, or pale green mineral.
It is a metamorphic mineral, typically found in schists and gneisses produced by regional metamorphism.
Sillimanite is found in the regions of North America, Worcester, Massachusetts and Norwich.
Sillimanite is an industrial mineral used in the manufacture of refactories and high temperature crucibles.
It forms a orthorhombic crystal, and often shows rare distinct prismatic crystals.
Sillimanite is used in the manufacturing of mullite refactory ceramics, spark plugs, and high temperature crucibles.
The chatoyant, green and blue varieties are used in jewelry, as gemstone and for ornamental carvings.

Chemical Formula: Al2SiO5
Mineral Name: Sillimanite
Color: White to brown
Hardness: 6-7
Specific Gravity: 3.23


Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies.
Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence.
It is also purported to attract, enhance, and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies.
Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Colors: shiny silver
Hardness: 2.5 to 3


Smithsonite is a stone of charm, kindness and positive happenings.
It is auspicious for new beginnings.
It can activate each chakra (energy center) of the body and can be used as a "replacement stone" in crystal healing.
It reputedly helps with immune system problems, alcoholism, sinus problems and digestive ailments.
It also helps attract new friends.

Smokey Quartz

(see Quartz, Smokey)

Soapstone (Steatite)

Colors: white, gray, pink, red, yellow and greenish
Hardness: 1


Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency.
It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought.
Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication.
It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications.
It can help end arguments or other disagreements.
It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions.
It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.
Physically it is beneficial for the glands, digestive system, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency.
It can also be useful for quicker healing of head colds. Sodalite is associated with the throat and brow chakras.

Colors: dark blue
Hardness: 5 to 6


Spectrolite belongs to the Plagioclase Feldspar Group,
a series of mixtures of sodium and calcium aluminum silicates.
It is a member of the plagioclase feldspar mineral group and is closely related to labradorite.
Spectrolite emits a powerful light energy and is said to be a gemstone of transformation and utilization of the subconscoius mind.
It attracts strength and provided vitality. The stone also provides clarity to the inner self and enhances patience.
With its shifting sheen of blues, greens and yellow can be seen as a colorful "shield" against auric weakness.

Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)1-2Si 3-2O8
Mineral Name: Spectrolite
Color: Blue Shine
Hardness: 6
Specific Gravity: 2.70

Spessartine (Garnet)

Helps with bad dreams, depression, anger, and self esteem issues.


A most loving stone, deeply relaxing and balancing.


Yellow, green, clear.
Is said to enhance relaxation, rest, ease, gentleness and caring.

Colors: various shades: blackish-brown, brown, yellow, orange
Hardness: 3.5 to 4


Sphene is a "mental" stone.
It works to improve the mind and the processing of information.
Use for studying, theorizing, and debating.

Spirit Quartz

Spirit Quartz was known as porcupine quartz or cactus quartz until it settled into its "real" name.
Spirit quartz brings qualities of energy, peace, and positive energy to all realms.
It transforms negative energy into positive energy, thereby being a very protective stone, and excellent for auric shielding as well as mental and physical types of protection.
Spirit quartz is also excellent and often used for astral projection, dreamwork, shamanic journeying, and rebirthing.
Emotionally it is said to remove fear, bringing emotional peace and happiness.
Spirit quartz works very well with other minerals and can boost their energy as well as cleanse and activate them.
Physically spirit quartz is used in traditional folklore and crystal healing lore for skin disorders, allergic reactions, colon disorders, detoxification, obsessive disorders, familial abuse related stress disorders.
Spirit quartz is associated primarily with the crown chakra, but will work to align and balance all chakras together.


Colors: pink, red, violet, orange, blue, dark green, black, translucent
Hardness: 8


Sphalerite, also known as Blende or Zinc Blende, is the major ore of Zinc.
Pure Sphalerite(with little or no Iron) forms clear crystals, usually red (known as Ruby Blende),
but as Iron content increases it forms dark, opaque metallic crystals (known as Marmatite).
It derives its name from the Greek word "sphaleros", treacherous,
an allusion to the ease with which dark varieties were mistaken for galena, but yielded no lead.

Chemical Formula: (Zn,Fe 2+)S
Mineral Name: Spharelite
Color:Yellowish brown, orange, red, black, greenish yellow.
Hardness: 3.5 - 4
Specific Gravity: 3.9 - 4.1


Sphene is a titanium accessory mineral in some granite and metamorphic rocks, CaTiSiO5,
occurring in usually small brown or yellow crystals and sometimes used as a gemstone.
Due to the titanium content present in Sphene, it is also called titanite.
It derives its name from the Greek word for wedge, due to its typical wedge shaped crystal habit.
It can be cut as a gemstone that has unique and bright color shades.
Twinning is common in sphene. Sphene can form nice crystals and can make a good addition to the
collection of a collector who appreciates different crystal forms.
It is found in the regions of Pakistan, Italy, Russia, Canada, New York and California.

Chemical Formula: CaTiSiO5
Color: Brown to Yellow Color
Hardness: 5 - 5.5
Specific Gravity: 3.52 - 3.54


Spodumene is a green to pink or lilac shaded mineral that is used as a source of lithium
and in transparent varieties as a gemstone. It is usually found as a constituent of lithium-rich pegmatites.
Spodumene derives its name from the Greek, spodoumenos, and meaning, "burnt to ash".
Spodumene is worked as an ore of lithium, but it is most highly prized as a gem material.
It exclusive varieties, the Kunzite (pink) and Hiddenite (green) are especially sought after.
Spodumene is a beautiful gemstone and care needs to be taken to successfully cut a stone without encountering a problem with the cleavage planes of the stone.

Chemical Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Color: Colorless, yellow, green, pink, purple
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity: 3.16 - 3.2


These stones are twinned crystals which form into equal-armed crosses or x-shapes.
Staurolite crystals protect and guard against negativity.
They are also worn to draw wealth and energize the sexual drive.
A good luck stone!
Use for courage and protection.
Gives the feeling of security.
Assists in the discovery of one's "higher self."

Colors: gray, brown, reddish-brown, dark brown, yellow-brown, brownish-black, brownish-yellow
Hardness: 7 to 7.5


Stichtite is a stone that brings emotional awareness and expansion.
It is a very calming stone that brings tranquility and peace to individuals and to one's environment.
It help one to be gentle with self and others, and promotes keeping promises, openly sharing opinions, and considering all thoughts with love.
It engenders loving companionship of all kinds.
For family life, stichtite can help children behave positively.
Physically, stichtite helps heal teeth, gums, skin elasticity, skin regeneration, mucous membrane problems.
Stichtite is associated with the heart chakra, which it helps the passage of kundalini through.


Stilbite is a powerful mineral.
It helps with psychic knowing and intuition.
It is also used for psychic direction and guidance from guides, guardian angels, and totem animals.
Stilbite is also a powerful stone of creativity that enhances creative energy.
It heightens many physical senses, particularly taste.
Stilbite can also help with acceptance and letting go.
It is also used for manifestation.
Physically, stilbite is used to remove toxins, and for laryngitis.
Stilbite is associated with the heart, crown, and throat chakras.

Sugilite (Luvulite)

Sugilite has been called "a love stone for this age."
Its vibration is of true spiritual love and encourages the manifestation of this vital energy in our surroundings and very being.
It assists the user in resonating with the energy of the New Age and attuning to the perfect state of higher planes.
Use of Sugilite enables the flow of this energy to enter the crown chakra and flow through all the chakras helping with connection to source.
It assists with the gift of forgiveness both to yourself and others and empowers the user to discover the unique gifts they have brought into this world.
Sugilite makes it easier to become accepting of others and to be present to the here and now.
Wonderful for situations where there is a possibility that anger, disappointment or conflict could prevail.
It removes negativity, supports a feeling of well being and empowers co-creation.
Sugilite seems to protect against, absorb and dissipate anger, hurt and other unwanted negative energies.
It is a nurturing and balancing stone at all levels. Truly a stone of the New Age.
Sugilite is extremely effective in those wishing to explore the relationship between physical health and the mental body.
It attracts healing power and enables insight into the base causes that manifest as physical problems, whilst enabling the user to channel large amounts of energy and balancing the emotions.
Sugilite that is included with veins of Manganese is particularly effective.
Try it next time you feel tense or at odds with your surroundings and the situations created therein.
It is also incredibly effective at removing headaches.
Placed on the forehead it seems to draw out the pain in moments.
It is also known as "Royal Lavulite" and "Royal Azel."

Colors: lilac, opaque
Hardness: 6.5 to 7



Sunstone is a powerful stone for dispelling fears and phobias.
It is also a leadership stone, and brings leadership qualities to its wearer.
In addition to dispelling fears and phobias, sunstone also decreases stress and lifts depression.
Sunstone also brings good luck and abundance, and turns negative energies and psychic attacks into positive energies.
This stone increases personal power and will, as well as life force energy.
Sunstone is also helpful in contacting animal or spirit guides.

Colors: reddish-brown, iridescent, translucent
Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)(Si,Al)4O8
Color: Reflective Inclusions of red, orange, and green
Hardness: 6
Specific Gravity: 2.63 - 2.67

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