[Ivy's Pentacles]


This page is about different types of gemstones and how to use them in magickal work.


You can use gemstones and any other type of rock to represent whatever you like, but certain meanings already exist for many. Some of us know about birthstones, some of us have heard that certain stones have "healing powers" . . . well, you can believe what you like, but some stones were formed through intense pressure over millenia, some were formed from water packing sand together, some were formed from volcanic eruptions hardening . . . they have such different histories, and probably have energy stored in them from their "lives." We can use the stones in our magick and tap into those energies, both as inspiration and as sources of power. You can use crystals with sharp edges to inscribe symbols (use rose quartz to do it with love, et cetera.); you can use different stones to represent the elements; you can use them as reminders of loved ones or as inspiration to yourself; you can even use them to help you consecrate tools if you want to. Soaking them in water and then using the "energized" water in a potion or brew is appropriate; you can put small ones in homemade candles; you can carry them with you in amulets. You can use your imagnation to come up with uses for gemstones; this was only a few. Here are widely accepted meanings for you to use.

Air: Aventurine, Mottled Jasper, Mica, Pumice


Amplifying magick: Orange Calcite, Clear Quartz


Anger Management: Amethyst, Carnelian, Lepidolite, Topaz


Bad Habit Banishing: Moonstone, Obsidian, Black Onyx


Beauty: Amber, Cat's-eye, Jasper, Opal, Rose Quartz, Unakite


Business Success: Green Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Emerald, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Green Tourmaline, Yellow Zircon


Change: Ametrine, Opal, Unakite, Watermelon Tourmaline


Childbirth: Geode, Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl


Confidence: Amethyst


Courage: Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Diamond, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Tiger's-eye, Watermelon Tourmaline, Turquoise


Creativity: Orange Calcite, Citrine, Opal, Topaz


Depression Management: Blue Agate, Kunzite


Dieting: Moonstone, Blue Topaz


Divination: Amethyst, Apache Tear, Azurite, Hematite, Jet, Moonstone, Rainbow Obsidian, Opal, Quartz, Tiger's-eye


Dreams: Amethyst, Azurite, Chalcendony (preventing nightmares), Citrine (preventing nightmares), Fluorite, Holey Stones (preventing nightmares), Lepidolite (preventing nightmares), Opal, Ruby (preventing nightmares), Snowflake Obsidian


Earth: Green Agate, Green Calcite, Cat's-eye, Chrysoprase, Coal, Emerald, Brown and Green Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Olivine, Peridot, Salt, Black and Green Tourmaline, Turquoise


Eloquence: Carnelian, Celestite, Emerald, Sardonyx


Feminine: Blue Lace and Green Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Calcite, Pink Calcite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Coal, Coral, Cross Stone, Quartz Crystal, Emerald, Fossils, Jade, Brown and Green Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Olivine, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Salt, Sapphire, Sugilite, Black, Blue, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise


Fire: Banded, Black, Brown, or Red Agate, Amber, Apache Tear, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz Crystal, Diamond, Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper, Lava, Obsidian, Onyx, Ruby, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Red and Watermelon Tourmaline, Zircon


Friendship: Chrysoprase, Pink Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise


Gambling: Amazonite, Aventurine, Tiger-eye


Gardening: Green Agate, Moss Agate, Jade, Malachite, Quartz, Brown Zircon


God: Citrine, Malachite, Sunstone


Goddess: Moonstone, Chrysocolla


Grounding: Hematite, Kunzite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Salt, Black Tourmaline


Happiness: Amethyst, Orange Calcite, Chrysoprase, Sunstone, Unakite, Yellow Zircon


Healing: Banded Agate, Green Agate, Amber, Amethyst, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cat's-eye, Chrysoprase, Coral, Diamond, Flint, Garnet, Hematite, Holey Stones, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Petrified Wood, Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Sapphire, Sodalite, Staurolite, Sugilite, Sunstone, Yellow Topaz, Turquoise, Red Zircon


Inspiration: Citrine


Knowledge Retention: Fluorite


Longevity: Agate, Fossils, Jade, Petrified Wood


Love: Agate, Alexandrite, Amber, Amethyst, Beryl, Chrysocolla, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone, Olivine, Opal, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Sapphire, Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise


Luck: Alexandrite, Amber, Apache Tear, Aventurine, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Cross Stone, Holey stones, Jet, Lepidolite, Olivine, Opal, Pearl, Sardonyx, Tiger's-eye, Turquoise


Lust: Carnelian, Coral, Mahogany Obsidian, Sunstone


Magickal Power: Bloodstone, Calcite, Malachite, Opal, Quartz, Ruby


Masculine: Black, Brown and Red Agate, Amber, Apache Tears, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cat's-eye, Citrine, Cross Stone, Diamond, Garnet, Red Jasper, Lava, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Ruby, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Red Tourmaline, Zircon


Meditation: Ametrine, Geodes, Hematite, Quartz, Sapphire, Sodalite, Sugilite


Mental Powers: Aventurine, Citrine, Emerald, Fluorite, Quartz, Zircon


Money, Wealth, Prosperity: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Calcite, Cat's-eye, Coal, Emerald, Jade, Mother-of-Pearl, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Salt, Sapphire, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Green Tourmaline, Brown, Green or Red Zircon


Peace: Blue Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Coral, Diamond, Kunzite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Obsidian, Rhodocrosite, Rodonite, Sapphire, Sardonyx, Sodalite, Blue Tourmaline


Physical Energy: Banded Agate, Beryl, Garnet, Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Selenite, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Red Tourmaline, Red Zircon


Physical Strength: Banded Agate, Amber, Beryl, Bloodstone, Cubic Zierconia, Diamond, Garnet


Prosperity: Abalone, Green Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Jade, Mother-of-pearl, Malachite, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Staurolite, Tiger-eye, Green Tourmaline


Protection: Agate, Amber, Apache Tear, Calcite, Carnelian, Cat's-eye, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Coral, Diamond, Emerald, Flint, Fossils, Garnet, Hematite, Holey Stones, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Lava, Lepidolite, Malachite, Marble, Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl, Obsidian, Onyx, Pearl, Peridot, Petrified Wood, Quartz, Ruby, Salt, Sardonyx, Staurolite, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Smoky Topaz, Black Tourmaline, Red Tourmaline, Turquoise, Clear Zircon, Red Zircon


Psychic Ability: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Citrine, Emerald, Holey Stones, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz


Psychic Attack (Dispelling): Alexandrite, Fluorite, Hematite, Opal


Purification: Aquamarine, Salt


Separation (Peaceful): Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline


Sexual Energy: Carnelian, Sunstone, Yellow Zircon


Sleep: Amethyst, Moonstone, Peridot, Blue Tourmaline


Spirituality: Amethyst, Calcite, Diamond, Lepidolite, Sodalite, Sugilite


Stress Management: Leopardskin Agate, Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Jade, Brecciated Jasper, Paua shell


Success: Amazonite, Chrysoprase, Marble


Theft Management: Cubic Zirconia, Garnet


Travel: Aquamarine, Chalcedony, Orange Zircon


Water: Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue and Pink Calcite, Chrysocolla, Coral, Quartz Crystal, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite, Sodalite, Sugilite, Blue, Green, Pink Tourmaline


Wisdom: Amethyst, Chrysocolla, Coral, Fluorite, Jade, Sodalite, Sugilite


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