Guest Author - Rachel Rome
At the enchanting holistic day spa Terme Di Aroma, a holistic day spa at 32 North Third Street, in Philadelphia's Historic Section, I was so impressed with the gorgeous sculptural amethyst tree, along with other gemstones in the case, I stared at the gemstones. I asked the owner if I was unusual, and he assured me I wasn't, that gemstones have special qualities.
Thinking about it, I recalled the many spas I have visited also sold and displayed gemstones, which can bring serenity, wisdom and calm to those who wear and display them. Gemstone jewelry, such as earrings, pendants, bracelets -- also looks good. Below is a list of gemstones and special qualities. Turquoise, amethyst, citrine, garnet, moonstone, carnelian and coral are some of my healing favorites.
Below is more information on specific gemstones.
Amethyst -- Increases vivid dreams, relieves depression, promotes calm, serenity, and spirituality. Helps with addiction and stress.
Black Onyx is a good, protective stone. Also releases old relationships and keeps away general negativity.
Carnelian strengthens the voice and provides self-confidence. Again, it is used to counteract doubt and negative thoughts. It also confers patience. It is worn to prevent skin diseases,insanity, nosebleeds and all diseases and as a general health inducer.
Citrine -- Helps digestion and aids in mental and intellectual functions. Increases self-esteem.
Coral -- Helps in childbirth and adoption. Wards off bad thoughts from others and promotes general well-being.
Garnet -- Balances your natural energy. A highly protective stone.
Green Onyx -- Good protective stone. Also releases old relationships and keeps away general negativity.
Labrodorite -- Strengthens the will and inner strength and convictions. Aids in combating addictions.
Lapis -- This lush blue stone promotes emotional healing and stability. A High intensity stone, it cleanses the spirit to bring out inner truth and peace.
Moonstone -- Helpful in psychic work. Opens the spirit to the feminine aspect. Draws love and helps in interpersonal relationships.
Peridot -- Conveys leadership, determination, idealism.
Rainbow Moonstone -- Helpful in psychic work. Opens the spirit to the feminine aspect. Draws love and helps in interpersonal relationships.
Tigers Eye -- Clear thinking, helps in manifesting will, courage, and confidence.
Topaz -- Is the "stone of true love and success".
Turquoise -- Healing stone. Attracts friendships, luck, and happiness. Releases shame and guilt.