Following is a list of Dr. Shelly Kaehr’s Top Ten Gemstones as well as their spiritual and physical uses. I documented her recommendations while listening to an archived Coast to Coast AM show, host George Noory, date 9/23/08. Dr. Kaehr also has a book entitled Top Ten Healing Stones Of All Time, which is recommended. I’ve added additional information based on personal research, as well.
#10: Rose Quartz – This stone opens the heart chakra, allowing the individual to open up to giving and receiving love. This stone imbues the individual with a peaceful feeling. It vibrates at a very high frequency, and when carried or worn consistently, actually raises the individual’s frequency, enabling a speedier metabolism and therefore weight loss. Also removes wrinkles. This is a very common stone and can be found just about anywhere, and certainly at your local metaphysical bookstore.
#9: Hematite – This stone grounds you. It also is extremely powerful in psychic protection. When others are around you, bringing you down, or attacking you energetically with negativism, the hematite stone will actually act as a buffer between you and this negativity, literally absorbing the energy within itself. There is physical evidence that shows that the hematite stone will crack, shatter or break once it has absorbed all it can take. When this happens it is advised to take the used hematite and recycle it by putting its remains into gardens or bushes. The stone will help the plants grow and flourish. Do not continue to carry the stone once it has shattered, however. Purchase a new stone and carry it around with you.
#8: Amethyst – Extremely powerful stone which vibrates to the frequency of purple, or the Purple Ray. This stone aids in psychic development by opening the third eye and the individual’s intuition. Helps with dreaming and insomnia and also with headaches. Opens spiritual and psychic centers. The God Bacchus (God of wine and libation) is said to have once become very angry and promised that the next person to cross his path would be turned to stone. The young girl Amethyst came by to pay homage to Diana and Bacchus turned her to stone. Diana chastised Bacchus roundly and he cried tears of wine into her stone form, imbuing her with the color purple. This stone is therefore used to help individuals overcome addiction, particularly to alcohol.
#7: Citrine – This stone vibrates at the yellow ray frequency, or to the color yellow. It opens the solar plexus and helps us occupy our personal power and to be strong and confident. Strongly attracts money. Known as the stone of the mind, also as the lucky merchant’s stone. Good for those in sales. Protects from negative energy, promotes clear thinking, aids in good self-esteem. Helps with digestive and endocrine systems and has been indicated to relieve depression. Brings joy and love to the owner.
#6: Aventurine – Keep in your left pocket for good luck with money, gambling, lottery. The stone of luck and chance. Increases perception and opens the heart chakra. Stabilizes emotions. The green aventurine brings health and healing to the physical body, alleviate aches and pain. Aventurine is good to use at night when we are at the end of our day and need comfort and relaxation. Red aventurine indicated for increased creativity. Yellow aventurine opens third eye and balances energies. Blue aventurine opens the third eye chakra and aids in a positive outlook and a sense of well-being and also helps in self-discipline.
#5: Sodalite – A very common stone, dark blue with white calcium bands running through. This stone promotes peace and harmony. It is also the stone of athletics and is used by athletes for strength and endurance. A good stone for writers as it brings luck. Sodalite can also be used to assist with thyroid conditions and hypoglycemia. Place the sodalite stone in the soft indentation in the throat. It creates a frequency that begins to balance the thyroid. Once thyroid is balanced you do not need to continue using sodalite for this purpose.
#4: Lapis – This is the stone Edgar Cayce mentioned more than any other stone in the life readings he gave. It is a very powerful stone. It is associated with ancient Egypt: the Egyptians often included lapis lazuli in the burial of their dead for protection. Cayce often recommended lapis to individuals needing to tune into their past lives and/or to resolve past life issues. Lapis also brings physical healing to the body and is indicated for migraines and acid reflux, both of which are connected. Lapis also aids in spiritual development; enables the individual to channel. This stone used to be prized by early civilizations as more valuable than gold. Used by healers to cleanse and purify the body. Is able to open the chakra centers of the energetic body.
#3: Fluorite – Known as the “genius stone”, fluorite aids in mental concentration and focus. While lying down, place fluorite stones in eye sockets and you will literally feel your sinuses begin to drain. Therefore this stone is indicated for the relief of allergies. In the 18th century this stone was ground into powdered form to aid with kidney disease. Also indicated for ulcers, respiratory conditions and bone health. Good for psychic protection as it neutralizes negative energy.
#2: Infinite (form of Serpentine) – Serpentine is a green stone, therefore indicated for healers and healing. Therefore is called “the healer’s stone”. Infinite can only be found in one mine located in South Africa. Indicated for energy renewal and is known to activate Kundalini and to repattern the auric field. Heals emotional turmoil such as loss, grief, betrayal. Has been known to change colors, or to change completely to black, when being held by certain individuals. Has been taped onto the backs of individuals to relieve or cure back pain. It is a magnesium based stone, and salt generally is very powerful for cleansing and energetic clearing.
#1: Bloodstone — Considered the stone of courage and has a calming effect on fears and anger. It is the symbol of justice. Secures victory in physical or personal battles. Removes energetic blocks; opens locked doors and breaks through obstacles. Aligns energetic centers and aids in spiritual communication. Indicated for all illnesses related to blood or circulatory system, and for nosebleeds. Said to protect against “the evil eye”, or negative energy, therefore is good for psychic protection. Use bloodstone to encourage business growth or when needing a victory in legal matters. Strongly attracts money, good luck and health. Used by pregnant woman to ensure a safe pregnancy and easy birth.