Ancient Roman red jasper intaglio of a helmet decorated with Bellerophon and Pegasus at the top, and with a chimera and a dog at the bottom. The ringstone dates to the 1st century BCE to the 3rd century CE. Currently located at the Met.
[Image Description: A page in my bujo/grimoire with sketches of my crystals. Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Clear Quartz x2, Red Jasper, Bismuth, and a Rainbow Geode. The second image has the actual crystals sitting next to their corresponding drawing.]
YOU GUYS! My grandmother has such amazing treasures at her house! The last photo is what she let me take home. I know I have rose quartz, clear quartz, and red jasper. Can anyone help identify the two blue ones? Thanks loves! ✨
Aries: Aragonite - promotes patience and acceptance, calms the the mind and body, dispels self contempt. Ruby - refills depleted energy supplies, heals overexertion and exhaustion, lights a steady and warm inner flame. Blue Obsidian - provides a sense of peace. Aventurine - dispels anger and hostility, restores health to head region
Taurus: Citrine - fortune, income, stability. Garnet - helps exchange materialism for spiritual peace, promotes abundance from within. Goshenite helps to dispel tired, destructive habits
Cancer: Emerald - helps articulate thoughts, encourages domestic pleasure. Green Dioptase - Releases past-life and current-life emotional traumas, heals one’s inner child. Halite - protects from negative and poisonous energies
Gemini: Fluorite - intellect and concentration. Amber accelerates everything and Gem needs everything cos they are everyone. Red Jasper - balances yin and yang. Yellow fluorite - Heals sub-personalities and negative inner voices
Leo: Kunzite - heals self - negativity and self-depreceating voices, reduces negativity caused by fear and insecurity. Coral blue - heals the relationship with inner child, disintegrates trauma from an early age. Suglitle - helps to identify what gives will be given to the world. Tiger’s Eye: energises pride, power, and courage
Virgo: Rhodonite (relieves anxiety), accelerates generosity, Carnelian - promotes logic, clarity, and perception. Sodalite - helps infuse analysis with intuition. White Mother of Pearl - aids in knowing that everything is okay, also helps immune system
Libra: Herkimer Diamond - promotes mental clarity, positivity, aids living peacefully, connects to other dimensions and stars. Coral - supports intuition and intellect for creativity. Jade - harmonises chaotic relationships. Septarian - Takes in energy and psychic information from and about other people when they are focused upon
Sagittarius: Apophylite- illuminates truth and accelerates intuition, generates light. Magnetite - hip and leg relief, grounding stone. Orange Sapphire - stimulates one’s desire for soul growth and experiences that lead to soul growth. Labradorite - connects spiritual and physical worlds
Scorpio: Botswana eye Agate allows for exploration into the unknown, Red Coral balances physical and spiritual worlds, Malachite - transformation and embracing of new challenges. Pink Sapphire - heals heart scars
Capricorn: Onyx - durability and endurance, Citrine - income, stability, fortune, Sodalite encourages self esteem. Jasper, brings back to present time, regenerates and repairs the grounding system. Orpiment (orange)- Helps manifest their life purpose and path, highlights success pathways
Aquarius: Blue Goldstone (galaxy, astrologers stone), Atlantisite - enhances intuitive and cerebral functions, expands the mind, Giarsol Quartz - facilitates powers of the mind for goodness. Rosalite - educes stress and burnout, overstimulation, sensory overload and being overwhelmed
Pisces: White Phenacite - fills the aura with white light of protection. Kornerupine - grounds the overuse of psychic energy, heals the emotional heart, clears heart scars. Smoky Quartz - helps ground into this dimension and incarnation and planetary consciousness
Obviously none of these are mandatory, but their presence can help keep your altar spiritually clean and aid you in your work! This is only a handful of ideas, as many more crystals have uses as well!
💎Red Jasper helps clear the mind and encourages grounding/stability. It also helps establish new disciplines and helps create a sense of control. This is super handy if you are new and want a little reassurance!
💎Quartz is a very common and very popular one. It helps store energy, and can be used to charge other items, keeping them “fresh” for you. It’s also a good amplifier for any magical workings.
💎Obsidian absorbs and converts negative energy, keeping it from gunking up your altar space! It’s like a fish tank cleaner.
💎Agate helps aid ceremonies and rituals by assuring everything goes smoothly! It also is useful for communicating with spirits and higher powers, so if you have a devotional altar, this might be a nice addition.
💎Chrysoprase gives off a calm and gentle vibe. If you would like your altar space to be immediately soothing and peaceful, this is a nice stone to help color the atmosphere.
💎Ruby in Fuchsite is known for clearing out energy blocks, greatly enhancing psychic powers, and is handy in spirit work/meditation. If you’re into divination or the altar is for a spirit companion, this could be a great thing to keep around!
💎Black Kyanite, besides being a handy protection stone, is great for aiding in energy work! If your altar space is for magic working, this can help the flow of energy between you, your tools, and your spell go much more smoothly.