Metaphysical & Physical Guide to our Stones

Discover the Gemstone Meanings of our Stones from Madagascar, including the Madagascar Metaphysics and our Physical Gemstone Properties.

Agate

Scientific Properties:
Category: Quartz variety
Chemical formula: Silica, SiO2
Color: White to grey, light blue, orange to red, black.
Mohs scale hardness: 7
Luster: Waxy
Streak: White


Metaphysical guide:
Primary Chakra: Varies by type and color
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 7

Agate can help those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed so that they can let go (release) and heal. Many feel that Agate has an anti-depressant quality.
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Amazonite

Scientific Properties:
Color: Medium to Dark, green to blue green, translucent to opaque with fine white streaks
Stone Type/Family: A variety of Microcline Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (KAlSi3O8) Potassium, Aluminum, Silicon, and Oxygen
Hardness: 6-6.5




Metaphysical guide:
Expression, Balance, Inspiration
Primary Chakras: Heart, Throat, Thymus
Third Eye Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Primary Chakra: Heart, Throat, Thymus, Third Eye
Vibration: Number 5

Amazonite is great for non-verbal expression. It is a good energy filter, blocking geopathic stress as well as electromagnetic pollution emitted from computers, microwaves, or cell phones.
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Ammonite
Scientific Properties:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: �Ammonoidea
Three major types of suture patterns in Ammonoidea have been noted:
Goniatitic - numerous undivided lobes and saddles; typically 8 lobes around the conch. This pattern is characteristic of the Paleozoic ammonoids.
 
 
Metaphysical guide:
Ammonites are a fossilized animal related to the snail.
Ammonites transmute negative energy. Ammonites provide stability and structure as well as protection for the user.
Vibration: 9
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
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Amethyst

Scientific Properties:
Category: Mineral variety
Chemical formula: Silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2)
Color: Purple, violet
Crystal habit: 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid (typical)
Mohs scale hardness: 7�lower in impure varieties Luster: Vitreous/glossy


Metaphysical guide:
Protection, Purification, Spiritual/Divine Connection
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 3
 
Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became know as the "stone of sobriety�.
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Banded Amethyst

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Quartz family
Color: Deep, grape purple with white striping and/or bands
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7



Metaphysical guide:
Cleansing, Healing, Amplifying
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: All
Vibration: Number 2
Chevron Amethyst (also called "Banded Amethyst") is a combination of Amethyst and White Quartz, mixed together in a V-striped or banded pattern. Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst.
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Apatite

Scientific Properties:
Color: Transparent to translucent, usually green, less often colorless, yellow, blue to violet, pink, brown.
Crystal habit: Tabular, prismatic crystals, massive, compact or granular
Crystal system: Hexagonal Dipyramidal (6/m)
Cleavage: [0001] Indistinct, [1010] Indistinct
Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven
Mohs scale hardness: 5

 
 
Metaphysical guide:
Clarity, Spiritual Guidance, Self Expression
Primary Chakras: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra
Vibration: Number 9

Blue Apatite energetically acts as a hunger suppressant. Simply wear or carry a piece with you throughout the day. Blue Apatite also eliminates blockages and returns the body to balance. Blue Apatite can cleanse the aura of cluttered energies, bringing a renewed sensation to the body.
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Blue Calcite

Scientific Properties:
Stone Type/Family: A member of the Calcite family, Carbonates Class
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3
Color: Pale to Medium Deep Blue
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common

 

Metaphysical guide:
Soothing, Emotional Release, Communication Primary Chakras: Throat
Third Eye Astrological signs: Cancer
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number 3

Calming Blue Calcite soothes frayed nerves and lessens anxieties. A gentle stone to use when recuperating, Blue Calcite facilitates physical healing by clearing negative emotions and encouraging rest and relaxation. Blue Calcite can also work as a natural sedative after an emotional trauma, such as the death of a loved one.
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