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Crystals Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing Meanings

A comprehensive guide to Crystal Properties and Stone Meanings

Within our metaphysical properties guide you will find details on the practical use of our crystals and minerals and defines their energetic uses with the intention to empower the individual, work on energetic imbalances, release fear and strengthen the spirit. They are listed alphabetically.

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Obsidian: Aqua Lemuria

With its light and ethereal energy, Aqua Lemuria Obsidian connects you, via your heart, to ancient Lemurian consciousness. The light and heart-centred Lemurians work through this stone to reveal the energy of the Universal Heart. Once youíre reconnected to it, the Universal wisdom that pervades everything becomes your own understanding. Aqua Lemuria is like a mild sedative, helping you to relax so you are able to access the higher realms, including multi-dimensional beings, Angels, Ascended Masters, elementals, Spirit Guides and others. Contained within the Universal Heart is the knowledge of all things, or the Akashic Hall of Records, and connecting to this fine frequency allows you to access your own journey both past and future.

Chakras: Heart, Throat
Astrological sign: None

Obsidian: Black

Black Obsidian is an excellent grounding stone and provides for a connection from the base of your spine to the heart of the Earth. Itís an excellent shield against negativity and is used for protection. Black Obsidian is a catalyst for connecting deeper within yourself and accepting and embracing everything you are, your whole self. It is very nurturing and in periods of intense change and transformation it helps you to relieve worry, anxiety, fear and negativity. It is also a strong polariser and grounder of spiritual energy. Carry Black Obsidian to keep yourself grounded and to protect you from othersí energies. Itís a stone of great depth for those willing to go within. Black Obsidian facilitates your journey inward and guides you. Obsidians are not subtle, however! They get to the point and they fly direct! They help you to get back on track or start up again when you get stuck and need to move on, but canít seem to. It is quick to point out where you are holding back, need to grow, and are in denial. Itís a powerful tool for personal growth, to be used consciously for speedy evolution. Black Obsidian is often used as a scrying stone, as it polishes to a beautiful, mirror-like surface with the depth of infinite space!

Chakras: Base, Causal, Crown, Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign: Gemini

Obsidian: Gold Sheen

Gold Sheen Obsidian helps you to gain access to the root of your problems and it can help define possible paths of action. It helps you to align with Source, and helps you to act from a place deep inside your inner being. It reflects what is needed in your life and helps you with the elimination of your ego. Its energy enhances your ability to achieve worldly success through the expression of your unique talents. Like all Obsidians, it is a powerful protection stone used to clear negative energies.

Astrological sign: Sagittarius

Obsidian: Mahogany

Mahogany Obsidian is a gentler version of Black Obsidian, with all of the same properties, only gentle, whereas Black Obsidian is quite no-nonsense or Ďtough love.í It is especially useful for stimulating growth on physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels, making it a wonderful stone to have with you at work. It bestows vitality, relieves tension and eliminates energy blocks when directed towards your lifeís work and aspirations. It will also provide strength and and protection in times of need.

Astrological sign: None

Obsidian: Rainbow

Rainbow Obsidian brings light and love into your life! It helps you to recognise your spiritual nature. A stone of pleasure, it brings gratification and enjoyment into your life. Carrying Rainbow Obsidian disperses unloving thoughts that arise from your own self talk or that are directed towards yourself. It is a protective stone that keeps you safe from emotional and physical harm, and shields you from negativity. Rainbow Obsidian helps you to identify your own flaws and gives you a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to turn them into strengths. Rainbow Obsidian is used psychically to enhance clairvoyance and is an excellent scrying stone, especially in the areas of love, relationships and self-development. It is also a very protective stone, and is especially effective in protection rituals and amulets, where it works by grounding out negativity to let light in.

Chakras: Base, Heart
Astrological sign: Aries

Obsidian: Snowflake

Snowflake Obsidian can balance opposing forces in your life. It sharpens your external and internal vision and is a catalyst in bringing about change. Snowflake Obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface, positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; But these things are brought to the surface more gently than they might be otherwise. Snowflake Obsidian can provide balance during times of change and it aids you in seeing patterns in your life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield youagainst negativity. Physically, it is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and soft, smooth skin. Snowflake Obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm.

Chakras: Base, Causal, Crown, Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign: Gemini


A octahedron is one of the Platonic Solids, or five possible regular polyhedra: hexahedron, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron. These are used in Sacred Geometry to represent the five elements: earth, air, fire, water and ether, which form the building blocks of the Universe. The octahedron represents air and has eight sides, six vertices and twelve edges.

Chakras: Throat
Astrological sign: None


Onyx allows you to let go of your physical world, and relax and flow with natural energies, bringing higher inspiration and aiding detachment. It helps you with hearing and listening to your inner voice, and assists you in restoring emotional balance, self-control and in relieving stress. It enhances perseverance, humility, good morals, deep thoughts and spiritual strength. Onyx will purify negative emotions. It can also bring deep-seated relationship issues to the surface, with the intention to air them and clear them.

Chakras: Crown, Earth Star, Frontal, Heart, Link, Soul Star, Thymus
Astrological sign: Cancer, Aquarius


Opal is a Quartz, consisting of colloidal silica and large amounts of water. They donít like arid conditions, and will crack if they Ďdry outí. Opal is a crystal of the New Age, assisting you in adapting to Earth changes and allowing inner balance to take place. It lightens your aura so that dramatic Earth changes can be accepted and integrated without causing undue physical or emotional stress. Opals instill acceptance of anything which cannot be seen, connecting you to your Higher Self and opening you to the wisdom of ancient cultures. Because Opal is watery and translucent it works with your emotions, bringing up deep emotional states to be faced and loved free. If you are able to control your mind and focus your attention, Opal will develop this aspect of your mind. Opal can be unsettling for wearers, as it attracts to you anything you carry in your heart and mind, positive or negative! Always wear it consciously and when you carry a positive attitude with you.

Chakras: Crown, Earth Star, Frontal, Heart, Link, Soul Star, Thymus
Astrological sign: Cancer, Aquarius

Opal Aura Quartz

All of the properties of Clear Quartz and Platinum, plus: Opal Aura Quartz is Clear Quartz that has been bonded to Platinum. This is done via an electrostatic process, whereby the crystals are put into a vacuum and charged opposite the metal. Heat is applied and the metal is then put into the vacuum and it Ďclingsí to the crystals. The crystals are then turned over and the process is repeated, so that all areas are covered. This fusion is permanent and can not be removed. Angel Aura Quartz helps bring you into alignment with higher realms through meditation, facilitating conscious contact with Angels, Spirit Guides and teachers. It can assist you with accessing the Akashic Records, channeling higher knowledge, remembering past lives and gaining insight into your spiritual mission in this lifetime.

Chakras: All
Astrological sign: None

Opal: Boulder

All of the properties of Opal, plus: Found exclusively in Australia, Boulder Opal is an Ironstone matrix with veins of Opal running through it. It connects you to the stars and the Star Peoples of Earth and of other worlds. It grounds you so that you can experience higher energies safely and fully. Like Opal, it attracts to you what you carry in your heart, however Boulder Opal eliminates any of the negativity you might end up attracting to yourself. It clears you mind, enhances mental clarity, provides emotional security, increases physical well being, and aids in spiritual progression.

Astrological sign: None

Opal: Fire

All of the properties of Opal, plus: Fire Opal contains all of the hues associated with fire! Itís a wonderful stone for exploring mysteries, adding variety to your daily routine, life progression and change of all sorts. It helps you to focus on the changes, large and small, in your life and explore the many facets that affect these changes. It brings clarity to psychic endeavours and lends itself to quiet reflection and meditation. Fire Opal also ameliorates stress and burn out in difficult situations, burning through negative emotions and cleansing them like a flame.

Astrological sign: None

Opal: Peruvian Andean Pink

Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness. It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds. As with other opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity. It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change. Physically, pink Peruvian opal is helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson's disease, lungs, and spleen.

Chakras: Heart
Astrological sign: None


Orpiment works with your mind helping you to reason from a more aware perspective. It is useful in clearing and balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra, helping you to take action, and is also a great mineral for use while studying as it brings in the energy of analysis. Orpiment contains Arsenic and Sulfur, so only minimal handling. It also should not be used directly to make elixirs.

Chakras: Solar Plexus
Astrological sign: Capricorn


That Crystal Site nor the reader dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical or medical problem without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly. The intent of That Crystal Site is only to offer information of a general nature to help you in your quest for emotional and spiritual well-being.

The information within this section is based on information given in a number of texts such as Melody's 'Love is in the earth', Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsians 'The Book of Stones', Judy Halls 'New crystals and healing stones' and Soluntra Kings 'Crystals - Gateways of light and unity', unless otherwise stated and I thank them for bringing to Light their understanding of crystal energies as a way for us all to be connected. - Namaste.

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