Worry stones are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief. They are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb and gently moving one's thumb back and forth across the stone.
Unakite, also called Epidote is a combination of red jasper and green epidote solidly bound together. It gets its name from the Unaka Mountains in south-eastern USA where it was first discovered, but can also be found in South Africa, Brazil and China. Unakite is recommended for safe pregnancy and healthy growth of the infant while in the mother’s womb. It is also supportive in convalescence and recovery from a major illness. Placed in the home, it brings a calm gentle energy into the home.
Gold Stone – The stone of Ambition
Key Words: Courage, Positivity, Confidence, Circulation, Arthritis, Strengthens Bones. Healing Properties: It builds energy, courage & a positive attitude. Increases drive & confidence. Stabilises emotions & aids staying calm. It is used as an energy generator and like diamond is a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone Physical Properties: Strengthens the circulatory system, strengthens bones, and eases arthritis pain, it is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Key Words: Muscle cramps and joint pain, Detoxifying, Arthritis, practicality and fulfilment.
Healing Properties: A stone of purity, balancing mind, body and spirit. Opens the door to change. Considered a good detoxification stone & releases negative energy.
Physical Properties: Aids digestion & detoxifies. Associated with the skeletal and vascular system Relieves muscle cramps and joint pain.
Howlite crystallises in the form of white nodules, compact masses, and hexagonal-type crystals. It has a hardness of 3½, and is most commonly found in the United States. It ranges in colour from green, white to blue. It can be used to eliminate pain, stress, and rage by teaching patience. Howlite can be useful for balancing calcium levels in the body; it can be used in the treatment of disorders of the teeth, bone structure, and soft tissues. This white stone aids and deepens sleep, helping the individual to recover wisdom from the dream state. Howlite is frequently dyed a pale blue and sold as Turquenite which is often mistaken as Turquoise.
Key Words: Protection, Balancing, Detoxification
Healing Properties: Provides protection; especially during times of travel (spiritual or physical). Aligns the chakras. It is excellent in negative situations as it provides a shield over the user to neutralise the environment.
Physical Properties: Supports circulatory, digestive and sexual organs. Fortifies the immune system, heals wounds, and purifies the blood.
Healing Properties: A stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities & decisiveness. Promotes compassion & empathy. Encourages perseverance. Relieves stammers and severe neuroses, stabilises one’s state of mind, and enhances creativity. Calms anger and irritation.
Physical Properties: Protects against environmental pollution. In the bath it is a good stone for general healing.
Sodalite crystalises in the form of masses, grains and nodules. It is a dark blue mineral with white calcite interspersed throughout. The largest deposit of Sodalite has been found in Brazil, but it can also be found in Germany, Ukraine and USA. Sodalite is the stone for athletes as it stimulates endurance. It promotes peace and harmony and is a particularly useful stone for group work as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose. It balances ones metabolism and combats radiation damage and insomnia.