Crystals are a tool and can be like a storage battery for thought energy. "Clearing" has to do with the energy of the stone or crystal. Crystals can be "programmed" with our thought energy and then act on our subtle energy fields. They also to help to create situations in our lives that will lead us in directions that allow positive growth and healing.
Clearing a crystal or gem stone is a simple task, and it is a way to insure that there are no left over negative energies from the person who owned it before you. It is a way to personalize your crystal, and create a new energy bond between you and your new gem stone partner. There are many ways to do this, but this is a simple and effective way - make sure you will not be disturbed. Hold your new crystal under running water, and as the water pours over it, close your eyes and imagine all the negative energies are washed away down the drain and out to the vast ocean to be purified by the cycles of life. You can also leave them in the warm sun, and allow the power of it's light purify to the crystal with "fire" or leave them under a full moon to recharge.
Crystals & the Zodiac
Aquarius - hematite, amethyst, amber
Pisces - amethyst, opal, bloodstone, coral, aquamarine, fire opal
Aries - fire agate, aquamarine, bloodstone, citrine, diamond, emerald, jade
Taurus - carnelian, diamond, blue tourmaline, chrysocolla, rose quartz
Gemini - rutilated quartz, aquamarine, blue sapphire, emerald, jade, pearl
Cancer - moonstone, ruby, carnelian, opal, fire opal
Leo - citrine, amber, garnet, jasper, carnelian, diamond
Virgo - smoky quartz, watermelon tourmaline, amethyst, moss agate, geodes
Libra - rose quartz, tourmaline, bloodstone, citrine, jade, moonstone, opal
Scorpio - turquoise, moldavite, malachite, moonstone, opal, peridot, ruby
Sagitarius - lapis, obsidian, topaz, azurite, chalcedony, smoky quartz, turquoise
Capricorn - tigereye, jade, black tourmaline, green tourmaline, garnet, smoky quartz
Metaphysical Properties of Crystals
Agate - Balances ying-yang energy, stabilizes the aura. Imparts strength and courage. Opens one to innate creative talents.
Amber - Purifies body, mind, and spirit. Balances electromagnetics of the body and allows even flow of energies. Provides a positive, soothing energy. Spiritualizes the intellect.
Amethyst - Calming energy. Encourages spirituality and contentment. Stone of stability, strength, and peace. Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability.
Aventurine - Independence, leadership, creativity. Balances male and female energies. Aligns intellectual, physical, emotional, and etheric bodies.
Aquamarine - Courage, intellect, protection. Assists spiritual awareness and actualization.
Azurite - Awakens psychic ability, insight, and intuition. opens the third eye. Excellent for clearing the mind for meditation.
Amazonite - Balancing energy, harmony, Fosters Universal love.
Bloodstone - Bloodstone imparts strength, courage, and the self confidence needed to succeed in business and legal affairs. Attracts wealth, sexual potency, insures victory.
Calcite - Energy amplifier, excellent for clearing and cleansing.
Carnelian - Carnelian is ahealing stone that counteracts feelings of apathy, fear and rage. Fosters peace within and without, imparts self confidence, and inspired verbal and written communication.
Celestite - Excellent stone for dream recall and astral travel.
Chrysocolla - Strength and balance. Promotes harmony and attunement to the Earth. Purifies one's environment.
Citrine - Dissipates negative energy. Warmth, joy, and optimism.
Diamond - Purity, perfection, abundance, and inspiration.
Emerald - Loyalty, sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity.
Fluorite - Stability, order, discernment, and concentration. Helps one to understand and maintain ideals.
Fucite - Fosters loyalty, emotional sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity. Attracts balance, abundance and prosperity.
Garnet Commitment, devotion, love, stability and order. Even flow of energy.
Hematite - Excellent for the mind, and grounding.
Jade - Harmony, peace, fidelity, confidence. A great dream stone.
Jasper - Protection, awareness, insight, and grounding.
Kunzite - Communication, love and peace. Protects and dissolves negativity. Excellent for meditation.
Lapis Lazuli - Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, and creative expression.
Lepidolite - Honesty, stability, hope, acceptance. Assists in change and transition. Facilitates astral travel.
Lodestone - Lodestones are natural magnets, and for many centuries, have been used to charge spell items, primarily to attract things to the one using them- good luck, healing, money, love.
Malachite - Transformation and spiritual development. Clears the way to attain goals.
Moldavite - Clarity and eternity. Extra-terrestrial and interdimensional access.
Moonstone - Lunar female energy. Emotional and intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, and destiny.
Obsidian - Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one to clearly see one's flaws and the changes that are necessary.
Onyx - Centering, self-control, and intuitive guidance. Assists in the grieving process.
Opal - Creativity, inspiration, and imagination.
Peridot - Healing and protective. Allows one to understand changes in one's life, regulates life cycles.
Petrified Wood - Grounding, provides strength. Stone of transformation.
Pyrite - Shields from negative energy, good stone of protection. Enhances intellect and memory. Symbol of the sun.
Clear Quartz crystal - Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness....The quartz crystal can be programmed to help clear away negative energy from the aura and re-align the chakra energy centers of the body.
Rhodochrosite - Love energy. Excellent stone for balance in all areas.
Rose Quartz - Empowers and attracts the energies of love, happiness and peace. Encourages healing on all levels.
Ruby - Love, nurturing, spirituality, wealth, and protection.
Rutilated Quartz - Intensifies energy. Stimulates the brain. Inspiration and clairvoyance.
Sapphire - Beauty and prosperity.
Smoky Quartz - Dissolves negativity, grounding, and balancing. Excellent for meditation.
Sodalite - Logic, efficiency, and truthfulness. Enhances group communication.
Tigereye - Earthy, grounding. Represents sun and earth. Optimism, insight, personal power.
Topaz - Success, true love, individuality, creativity, and joy.
Tourmaline - Inspiration, understanding, self-confidence, balancing.
Turquoise - Spiritual attunement, strength, and grounding. Excellent for astral travel.
Zircon - Virtue, unification, continuity, and purity.