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Caution: Much is being made of the safety of certain crystals as part of an anti-crystal healing movement. So be aware that the following crystals may contain toxic elements bound up within them but that very few crystals are overtly toxic especially when handled sensibly. If you are at all concerned, where possible use as a polished/tumbled stone. Always make crystal essence by the indirect method and wash your hands after handling:

Actinolite, Adamite, Andaluscite, Ajoite, Alexandrite, Almandine Garnet, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Aragonite, Arsenopyrite, Atacamite, Aurichalcite, Axinite, Azurite, Beryl, Beryllium, Biotite (ferrous), Bixbite, Black Tourmaline, Boji-stones, Bornite, Brazillianite, Brochantite, Bumble Bee Jasper, Cavansite, Cassiterite, Celestite, Cerrusite, Cervanite, Chalchantite, Chalcopyrite (Peacock Ore), Crocoite, Chryolite, Chrysoberyl, Chrysocolla, Chrysotile, Cinnabar, Conichalcite, Copper, Covellite, Cuprite, Diopside, Dioptase, Dumortierite, Emerald, Epidote, Garnet, Gem Silica, Galena, Garnierite (Falcondoite), Goshenite, Heliodor, Hessonite Garnet, Hiddenite, Jadeite, Jamesonite, Iolite, Kinoite, Klinoptilolith, Kunzite, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Lazurite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Magnetite, Malachite, Malacholla, Marcasite, Messina Quartz, Mohawkite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Moqui Balls, Morganite, Orpiment, Pargasite, Piemontite, Pietersite, Plancheite, Prehnite, Psilomelane, Pyrite, Pyromorphite, Quantum Quattro, Que Sera, Realgar, Realgar and Orpiment, Renierite, Rhodolite Garnet, Ruby, Sapphire, Serpentine, Spessartine Garnet, Smithsonite, Sodalite, Spinel, Spodumene, Staurolite, Stibnite, Stilbite, Sugilite. Sulphur. Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tiffany Stone, Tigers Eye, Topaz, Torbenite, Tourmaline, Tremolite, Turquoise, Uvarovite Garnet, Uranophane, Valentinite, Vanadinite, Variscite, Vivianite, Vesuvianite, Wavellite, Wulfenite, Zircon, Zoisite

Magnetic Stones - The following may exhibit magnetic properties depending on constituents: Any crystal containing iron, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Andescite, Aquamarine, Babingtonite, Basalt, Chalcedony, Chromite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Clinohumite, Columbite, Emerald, Ferberite, Fire Opal, Franklinite, Gabbro, Garnet, Goldstone, Granite, Hematite, Idocrase, Ilmenite (when heated), Iron-nickel, Jade, Limonite, Maghemite, Magnetite (Lodestone), Manganbabingtonite, Meteorite/Tektite, Opal (with iron inclusion), Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Platinum, Preseli Bluestone, Pyrrhotite, Sapphire, Siderite (when heated), Spinel, Tantalite, Topaz (with iron inclusion), Tourmaline, Turquoise, Williamsite. Note: this list is not definitive.


Anorthosite (otherwise known as Northosite or ‘the Genesis Rock’): see the Anorthosite entry under ‘new crystals’ on my members’ community pages. You’ll need to belong to the community to view the information and you can join here:

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Anorthosite/Northosite: the Mystery Genesis Rock

Anorthosite, also known as Northosite rock from earth is often sold as ‘the mystery stone’. It’s a plagioclase feldspar and is related to Labradorite – and to the rocks of the moon. It is one of the most ancient of rocks, both lunar and terrestrial.

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Lapis Lace Onyx

Lapis Lace Onyx is a mix of Blue Onyx and Scheelite. It is a deeply grounding stone which, especially when combined with Blue Kyanite, softly aligns and centres between the Stellar Gateway chakra above the head and the Gaia Gateway below the feet. If the connection to the higher chakras has been broken, it heals it. Although Lapis Lace Onyx exerts a strong downwards ‘pull’, it is not a heavy stone. The centering is smooth, rather like surfing the energies. Holding the stone, you become one with the earth and at peace with being in incarnation.

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Yowah Nut: The Polarity Balancer

A fairly-new-to-the-market stone that is perfect for Libra and everyone else who needs to find balance in their lives, Yohwah Nut is a beautiful Opal concretion found only in Queensland, Australia. Sometimes with brightly coloured opalescent windows, at other times a more grounded and resolute brown with fiery veins. Both are extremely potent. When I unpacked them, I discovered just how good they are at instantly raising kundalini. Here’s what I’ve just written about it for The Crystal Companion (which has a severely restricted word count so you’re touching the pure essence of the stone here):

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Tanzurine: Cherry Quartz and Emerald Quartz

This beautiful combination is now being sold as a pair under the name Tanzurine. It is perfect for August which is the heart-centred Leo month. Leos are here to learn about the power of keeping the heart centre open no matter what. Not in a pouring it all out indiscriminately way, but as a gentle expansive energy that brings the three-chambered heart chakra into balance (see Crystal Prescriptions 4 for more details on this high vibration chakra that brings together the heart, higher heart and heart seed chakras). Here’s what I wrote to a strict word count, very compressed and concise. (There’s more info below.)

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Amethyst Aura Quartz

I was in my favourite crystal shop in Glastonbury when these little beauties caught my eye. They are only an inch long but are so bright and potent. I’m not a fan of Aura Quartz in general as so many have been what I privately call ‘messed about with’ - dyed or coated rather than being properly alchemicalised with precious metals. But a few really resonate with me and this is one of them. These particular Amethyst Auras have been created by bonding Magnesium and Platinum onto a clear Quartz base rather than Amethyst (which creates a much denser, more masculine vibration). Amethyst Aura immediately goes to an extremely high spiritual level, with great clarity, to create a sense of spiritual wholeness. But it also takes you into your own core essence. It’s no wonder it’s also called ‘Celestial Aura’. It has a soft, gentle ‘innocent’ energy that is powerfully feminine, a real goddess crystal but, to my mind, a sky goddess rather than an earthy one.

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