Crystal Dictionary

Welcome to The Spirit Lands Crystal Dictionary!

This page was created for easy reference when purchasing Natural Stones and Crystals. Although we are firm believers that each stone picks it person for very good reason, sometimes we like to know what those reasons are. This dictionary will provide you with the clarity that you are looking for. Each Stone listed below will include a brief description of the energetic properties that it holds. 

Abalone shells are an edible mollusk of the warm seas. It is a shallow ear-shaped shell that is lined with Mother Of Pearl and pieced with a line of respiratory holes. Although used by many cultures for different reasons, Abalone has been used by the Tribes along the West Coast Of Canada for thousands of years for a number of different Things. They are used for Smudge Bowls and cut to make beads and other decorative pieces that are used in jewelry and regalia.
The shell carries healing properties of protection and emotional balance – Bringing with it a natural shield of protection that gifts tranquility to the one wearing or
Holding it. Through the Abalone’s soothing energy, it provides a later of protection that lifts the Spirit and allows one to view situations from a new and more understanding perspective.

Agate is a stone that was Traditionally used by the Indigenous people of Turtle Island for hunting and tools as it could be carved into various shapes such as Arrowheads that were of course very beneficial to the daily lives of our Ancestors. It was often used as a talisman for protection. Agate is a stone of balance and harmony, often used to heal the mind, body and spirit on their deepest levels. It enhances mental function and concentration, alleviates anger and frustrations and strengthens relationships between people. 
Amazonite is an Empath's stone that calms the soul, helps with genuine communication, promotes balance and harmony, quiets the mind and keeps one grounded and in the now. It vibrates in sync with the heart and throat Chakra's.
Amethyst is a very powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic
attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all
types of harm. It relives stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood
swings, dispels anger, rage fear and anxiety. It activates spiritual awareness,
opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and
cleansing powers. It encourages sobriety, calms and stimulates the mind,
enhances and improves motivation.
Black Obsidian is a powerful volcanic glass that absorbs negative energies, shields against unwanted psychic powers and cuts emotional cords that block and inhibit the wearer to move forward. It is a stone that vibrates in sync with the Root Chakra and grounds one to their connection with Mother Earth.
Black Onyx is an Earth element that provides protection, strength, grounds the Spirit and vibrates in sync with the Root Chakra. It shields the wearer from negative energies, distances the stressors in life, calms fears and absorbs low frequency vibrations that one may encounter - Preventing ones own energy supply from draining.
Black Tourmaline is a stone of the Root Chakra – Excellent for grounding, protection, regeneration, physical vitality, the release of constant worry and taking lead of one’s life. It repels low vibrations and energies and creates a protective aura shield around the wearer. It has been used for centuries by many cultures across the world to remove and keep bad spirits away.
Blue Apatite is the stone of Manifestation. It will increase motivation
and turn ideas and goals into reality! It also promotes self-confidence,
self-expression, creativity and personal power. It is an excellent stone for
deep meditation and strengthening your clairvoyant abilities.
Blue Kyanite is the stone of intuition, transformation and tranquility. It is a beautiful stone that can enhance not only your mind but your entire body as well as it aligns all Chakras restoring balance and harmony. It is a high energy crystal that clears the Third Eye, enhances psychic abilities and opens communication with higher dimensions. Please be sure that you keep your Blue Kyanite away from water.
Blue Sandstone enhances positive energy throughout one’s body. It drives away negative energy, clears the mind and relives the pressure of stresses. Like the brilliant stars that shine throughout the Universe, Blue Sandstone reminds us that we are connected to a greater vibrational energy, it brings courage, confidence and willpower.
Botswana Agate is a comfort stone, beneficial in overcoming depression and strengthening the Soul during times of grief and other low seasons in life. It helps to alleviate obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns, assists in overcoming fears such as agoraphobia and panic attacks in crowded places.
Citrine is a stone that will bring joy, wonder and enthusiasm to every aspect of your life. It allows the wearer to relieve negative traits and encourages optimism, warmth, motivation and clarity. It attracts financial abundance and empowers one to manifest their desires and dreams.
Clear Quartz is a Master Healer and a stone with one of the strongest vibrations on Earth. It is a stone of clarity and amplification. It amplifies the vibration and effects of other crystals that it comes into contact with, eliminates blockages and allows energy to flow smoothly throughout your body, re-energizes and attunes the spirit, and it is a beautiful stone for meditation.
Fire Agate sets fire to anyone who wears it by providing motivation and fearlessness. It is a stone of grounding and works by clearing negativity that was picked up by others. If a Fire Agate calls to you, it is important that you pay attention to the signs as this is a time of importance to believe in your inner fire, passion and ability.
Fluorite is a stone of protection. It grounds the Soul, stabilizes Ones energy and absorbs negative vibrations that may be around the Aura and Chakras. It brings mental clarity which allows for clearer intuition and insight, boosts the immune system and harmonizes emotions.



Garnet has been carried for hundreds of years as a protective talisman and is a sacred stone to Native American Indians, South American Indians, Aztecs, Mayans and African tribal elders. It supports the flow of balanced energy throughout the body and is a powerful stone for manifestation, success and strength.
Green Aventurine is a stone that is known to be the luckiest of all crystals. It releases old patterns and habits to allow for new growth to take place. It is a very comforting stone and vibrates strongly with the Heart Chakra. It absorbs electromagnetic smog and environmental pollution, stimulates metabolism and promotes the healing of the physical body.
Green Jade is a nourishing stone that helps one trust in the abundance of the Universe; releasing negative thoughts, irritability and soothing the mind. It balances and harmonizes the Sacral Chakra and brings forth a flow of abundance and Divine Energy into one's life all while attracting good luck, true friendships and happiness.
Howlite is the stone of peace and relaxation - Vibrating in such a way that it removes stress and anxieties from the wearer. It calms an overactive mind, assists with spiritual connection, meditation and healthy sleep patterns for those who may struggle with insomnia.
Labradorite heightens one’s consciousness and strengthens intuition, psychic gifts, Shamanic work and divination. It cleanses and opens all Chakras, builds the Aura and aligns the etheric and physical body, facilitating access to the spiritual purpose within.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of courage, wisdom, strength, clarity, compassion, spirituality, divination, tranquility, self-confidence and creativity. It is a stone of truth in all aspects – Revealing inner truth and promoting self-awareness of that knowledge. It allows the relief of feelings that may be suppressed and allows the feelings and emotions to surface while diminishing the dis-ease or repression of negative feelings. Lapis Lazuli works to enhance one’s spiritual awakening and divine connection to source while working in sync with the wearers Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
Larvikite is a wise and protective stone, much like Grandmother Moon. It inspires patience and compassion, focuses one’s mind and give mental strength when needed. It cancels out dark magic, hexes and repels all forms of negative energy.
Lepidolite is a stone that connects to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras to receive higher guidance. It rebalances emotions, the negative feelings of life traumas, alleviates stress and anxieties and is a powerful stone for sleep due to the calming
and tranquil effect of the stone. The soothing vibrations of this beautiful lavender crystal awaken sensations of optimism, boosts ones dopamine and is excellent for an energetic, emotional and physical cleanse.
Map Stone is referred to as the laughter stone that brings joy and happiness to those that wear it. The patterns in the stone create a circular flow of energy that can be stimulating to the mind while easing depression and despair.
Associated with the Crown Chakra, Moonstone brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition and psychic abilities. It is a stone of protection, calms and relives emotional stress, promotes inner growth and strength and is known to bring strong energies of abundance to one’s life.
Obsidian is formed from the sudden cooling of molten lava. The golden hue in this Obsidian is caused by the impurities of gasses being trapped in tiny bubbles during the process of formation as the lava flows.
The name Obsidian is derived from an ancient Roman explorer by the name of Obsius. While exploring Ethiopia, he was given a mystical black glass sphere from a volcano by a woman named Xenia - And as such, Obsidian found its name.
It is also known as "The Wizard Stone" because it has been used in magic since ancient times. It was polished for scrying (Nostradamus is known to have used a Black Obsidian Sphere for scrying), made into tools, weapons and used during hunting because it can be carved into precise and very sharp shapes.
Golden Obsidian enlightens, supports manifestation, shields against negativity, allows us to release thoughts and feelings that do not serve our highest good, helps us reclaim our power and assists with determining the future.
It is used to heal ailments such as indigestion, detoxifies, soothes arthritis, joint issues, cramps and injuries and relives mood swings, stress, anxiety and depression.
Opalite induces clear thinking and new beginnings. It uplifts one’s mood, assists with sleep, opens the Third Eye, removes emotional blockages, attracts positive light energy and aligns one with their higher self. The gentleness of Opalite also
Calms the Soul and balances one’s energy.
Petrified Wood comes from the Greek root petro, which means rock or stone, with the literal meaning 'wood turned into stone'. It's the name given to the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation! Petrified Wood is the result of a tree turning into stone through the process of permineralization over thousands and thousands of years. It is an excellent stone for helping to heal ancestral roots, past lives and family history/trauma. It assists with perseverance, patience and spiritual transformation.
Prehnite is known as the stone to heal the Healer. It enhances precognition and intuition, calms the mind, aligns the Heart Chakra, relives anxieties, lights the way to enlightenment and aids in spiritual connection. It is connected to the Heart Chakra, stimulates energy, eases worries and will help to keep your personal vibration protected and centered.
Pyrite is a powerful stone of protection, willpower, mental clarity and ambition. It shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations, stimulates the intellect and enhances memory. Pyrite is also known to encourage wealth and abundance.
Rhodonite is a Fire and Earth element that vibrates in sync with the Heart Chakra. It promotes the energy of love - Assisting one with true forgiveness and the deep healing of past traumas by dispelling the unsettlement of negative inner feelings and thoughts. It is a stone of compassion and an emotional balancer as is clears away scars and wounds from the past. It grounds one's energy and balances the yin-yang; helping one to reclaim who they were meant to be before they were hurt. Rhodonite brings out self-esteem, personal assurance and confidence - Cleansing and clearing the way for the beauty of inner growth and positive development.
Rose Quartz is the stone of love, trust and emotional healing. It dissolves painful feelings and opens the heart to love one's self, trust in the love of others and have faith in the benevolence of the Universe. It brings forth balance, harmony, self-confidence and a calmness that allows the wearer to move forward in comfort; knowing and trusting that their heart is cushioned and in a peaceful harmony for their needs of personal healing.
Sea Sediment Jasper is the stone of stability. It is an excellent stone for assisting
one to find inner peace, clarity, love and compassion, helping with the alignment
of the physical and “Light” bodies and is an beautiful stone for emotional healing.
Sunstone is a joyful stone that vibrates in sync with our Sacral Chakra while bringing sweetness into your life and providing rays of sunshine to the Mind, Body and Soul. It is a stone of creativity, luck, good fortune, self-power.
Tiger's Eye is a stone of resilience, strength and courage; always supporting the wearer to remain calm and focused during times of unbalance. It is a stone that grounds one's Spirit to Mother Earth while connecting the wearer to Grandfather Sun. Tiger's Eye is known as the all-seeing and all-knowing eye, allowing those that it is connected to to recognize their inner strength and abilities as well as provide healing for inner issues that one may possess. Tiger's Eye is a true Warrior stone that will help to inspire and conquer fears
Turquoise is a stone that has been used for thousands of years for grounding and protection. In North America, turquoise first appeared to be mined and used around 200 B.C. by the Hohokam and Anasazi people. These early Native Indians mined the famous Cerrillos and Burro Mountains of what is now New Mexico and in Arizona the Kingman turquoise mine and Morenci turquoise mine. Turquoise is the oldest known protection stone and is known to bring strength and a strong connection to the Spirit World.
White Agate is a stone of peace and harmony. It is a comforting stone that soothes the mind of every day challenges and helps the wearer center themselves. It is a stone that has been worn for centuries by women who are pregnant as it is believed to protect the mother and baby from harm, ease morning sickness, soothe labour pains and ensure a healthy milk flow for baby.
Yellow Calcite is soft, gentle, soothing and nurturing for the Spirit. It teaches one that true power comes from within by knowing and honouring yourself. It provides a sense of safety, security and empowers one to flow with the natural cycles of life.

Written By and Copyrighted to: Tawny Mestecanean