Turtles teach us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, they encourage us to take a break in our busy lives and look around or within ourselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, turtles are symbolic of the way of peace whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.
Turtles generally represent:
- Symbol of the world, of the Earth
- Ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
- Slowing down, pacing yourself
- Determination, persistence
- Emotional strength and understanding
- Ancient wisdom
Turquoise is still a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the chakras and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.
Amethyst is one of the best gemstones for calming the mind and is perfect for any meditation practice. In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha, possibly due to its ability to activate and balance the 6th chakra (third eye). Amethyst is said to cure impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, promote clarity, and help keep one grounded.
Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory and it can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition, it brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
Green Aventurine is a powerful stone for helping in new beginnings. It is known as the “Lucky Stone”, it will provides clarity in new opportunities. Green Aventurine helps increase wealth and prosperity. It is believed to increase favor in game of chance or competition. It has a great winning energy that boost someone’s chances in any kind of situation.
Rose Quartz is called the “stone of gentle love” as it gently opens the heart chakra, increasing the ability to both give and receive love. Bringing peacefulness, balance and calm to relationships, it has a strong association to Venus, the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. At a higher level, its heart-healing properties help humanity as a whole resonate with the energy of compassion. Used during yoga, prayer or meditation, Rose Quartz helps open the spiritual heart. This gem also supports the physical heart, helping it recover from stress and trauma. Rose Quartz is an excellent gem for all who need more nurturing and love in their life.
Unakite Jasper brings together the abundant, nurturing energy of green with the soft, caring passion of pink in one of Nature’s most healing crystals of the heart and mind. It resonates with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness and is a stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body.
Red Jasper is still known as the Stone of Endurance — a gentle but vital stimulator of chi or Life Force — bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus and determination. Its steady frequency calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for improving health or overcoming illness, setting goals and following through to completion, facing unpleasant tasks and having the courage to rectify wrongs.
Spiritually, howlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare the user or wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation. Howlite can also be used to release attachments or cords linking old emotional pain from this life or a past life to the present. Once these attachments are severed, it allows for processing those emotions and bringing peace in those areas.
A stone of protection, Tiger’s Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger’s Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Sodalite is most recognized for healing, meditation and wisdom. This is a good stone for general communication for self and writing. It is used for expressing logic and ideas due to its connection with the throat chakra. It is also used with the third eye chakra due to the fact that it can access fine levels of intuitive information and promote the understanding of these concepts. It is also known to enhance community relationships. Considered a stone that is still evolving, Sodalite can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. It helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. It is a stone associated with studying.
Ordinary yet extraordinary, colorful and clear, Quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom. From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind’s evolutionary development.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of meditation and communication that can bring truthfulness, openness and mental clarity. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind, lessening confusion and increasing concentration. It’s a wonderful stone for meditation because it awakens the third eye chakra to help you go deeper into your meditation. It brings spiritual love and therefore known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. It also bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids in expressing feelings and emotion.