Guest Author - Carol M. Olmstead
People have long associated precious stones with special powers, such as healing, happiness, inspiration, wealth, and love, and that’s why precious stones in Feng Shui are often used to attract specific energy. Displaying or wearing the right stone is thought to act as a protective talisman, and to deflect negative energy. Precious stones or gemstones are used in Feng Shui because they are formed through a natural process, and as a result contain the energy of the Five Elements. Precious stones can be placed around your home or office according the nine Feng Shui bagua areas. These are some of the more well-known precious stones that are used in Feng Shui.
Amber protects health and eases body pains, especially headaches, infections, and toothaches.
Amethyst is the stone of change, protection, and enlightenment that enhances serenity and composure. Carry some amethyst in your pocket during stressful times.
Blue Lace Agate awakens perceptiveness and awareness, clears the mind, and enhances spiritual inspiration, and eliminates negativity and anger.
Blue Topaz assists in successful communications and helps one to see the "big picture.”
Carnelian stimulates the energy of joy and creativity, clears negative energy, and has stabilizing effect on energy in the home.
Chrysocolla supports balance and harmony and supports mediation, visualization, and insight.
Citrine balances and energizes, dissipates negative energy, and enhances personal power, creativity, and optimism. Citrine is the stone of the entrepreneur, so placing it in your store or office increases good fortune and assists in acquiring and keeping wealth.
Coral facilitates intuition and imagination, and alleviates depression, quiets emotions, and brings peace.
Fluorite helps reveal truth, eases change, and brings strength and protection during transition.
Garnet energizes, revitalizes, and balances energy, inspires love and devotion, and as the "stone of health," clears negative energy and enhances personal power for success.
Hematite enhances memory, concentration and focus, stimulates the desire for peace, and deflects negativity.
Howlite calms communication, enhances emotional expression, and eliminates stress, rage, and rudeness.
Jade balances energies between yourself and your partner, promotes peace and harmony, and assists in problem solving.
Jasper balances physical and spiritual energy, and can be used when one's energy is "low" or to provide protection against negativity.
Lapis Lazuli assists with spiritual growth, intuition, objectivity, and clarity, and helps you feel organized.
Malachite assists in dealing with setbacks and changing situations by releasing negative emotions, and brings loyalty in love, friendships, and partnerships.
Moonstone clears obstacles and supports well-being by balancing the body's natural energy.
Peridot opens the door for opportunities by reducing stress and relaxing the mind.
Picture Jasper protects against negativity and stimulates creative visualization, and can be used to expand business pursuits.
Quartz empowers and protects, facilitates growth and awareness, alleviates anger, and supports spiritual development.
Red Jasper helps to rectify unfair situations, and helps your remember previous lessons and take responsibility.
Rose Quartz soothes, comforts, reassures, attracts the energy of love and calm to relationships, brings deep inner healing, and removes negativity. Known as the “stone of love.”
Tiger’s Eye helps insight, concentrating, perception, clear thinking, and organization, calms turmoil and encourages optimism and enthusiasm for life, plus stimulates the ability to acquire and maintain wealth.
Turquoise dispels negative energy and provides protection, encourages self-realization and problem solving, heals the spirit, and soothes and brings peace of mind.
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