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The metaphysical properties of stones within the alphabetical section from Sa to Sm is what the theme of this article is about.
Some of the crystals listed here may also be found in more detail in various other parts of this web-site.
A number of the crystals in this category have their own page, where information about them is covered in more detail.
Under each picture you will see the name of the crystal shown, and if its name is highlighted with a link you can click on the link to take you to another page about it.
There are also links you can click on throughout the text. These may be related to an aspect of how crystals may help you, such as developing psychic abilities or other attributes, as well as in-depth information about crystals generally.
There are many in-depth articles on this site about specific crystals, giving healing attributes and ways to use individual stones.
So just remember, if there is more detailed information provided on the meaning of a specific crystal, it's name will be highlighted with a link, and the picture is also a link in that case.
To allow you to find the information more easily I have compiled the table below as a summary. Most of the crystals on this page have been drawn from other pages on this site, and some may have a dedicated article about them elsewhere.
There is a table below, that contains a list of all of the stones in this particular section of the alphabetical list of healing stones. A list of the metaphysical properties of stones that begin with Sa to Sm are in the table that follows.
For more information on which chakras these stones will assist, see the following chart. It gives more detail on the specific chakras that each stone may be particularly helpful to.
It is possible that the metaphysical properties of stones that are powerful healing crystals may be able to be used in a variety of areas.
Many stones are able to be of benefit in more than one part of the body. When this is the case a chakra stone may be in more than one chakra category within this table.
If you would like to learn more about what chakras are, please go to the page covering all of the meanings of the individual chakras, for a more detailed overview.
Please see the chakra stones page, to read a more general overview of chakra stones.
Sacred Light Stone is a type of stone that very few people know much about.
They are found in the Rub al Khali desert, which is a rather large and remote desert, 250,000 miles wide. It is peopled by only sparse Bedouin tribes.
They are found alongside stones known as Boli Stones, which are high vibration Calcite Crystals.
The metaphysical properties of stones like the Boli Stones and Sacred Light stones are not the same, but both have a high vibration and they may be used together in meditation.
They are said to work well used with Prophecy stones, and they have a strong feminine energy. They help you to have a deeper appreciation of life, and may aid you to shift your consciousness.
Sagenite is a stone that is made up of a mixture of Rutile in quartz and/or in agate, and often also contains other minerals such as actinolite, chlorite, goethite or manganese.
The inclusions can occur in a fan shape or simply floating loosely in the matrix stone. The metaphysical properties of stones like these therefore varies depending on the minerals embodied in it.
They are commonly known for their action to assist you to learn life lessons, and to not have to repeat a lesson over to learn it.
These stone are said to be useful to use when sageing for clearing negative energy, as they can strengthen the action being carried out, and boost the level of the resulting white light.
This stone has a lovely energy that encourages kindness, and to look at situations in life in a positive way, and it is also said to be protective of pregnant women and unborn children.
Sapphirine is the blue part of the specimen shown. This is an interesting stone, and metaphysical properties of stones like these are known to have mixed effects in different individuals.
Many people's experience of this crystal is that it creates a soothing and quite deeply calming action. Used in meditation it may help you to slip into a deep and tranquil state, and it is helpful if you do journey work to assist you to return safely.
It is also known to be a cleansing crystal, that helps you to release issues that need to be let go of, including past life issues. This may allow you to improve your life and to get you onto the right path.
There are other effects reported, and some people find that it opens up deeper areas of their being, where they experience old and challenging issues that come up to be dealt with, commonly known as "dark night of the soul".
Sardonyx are often striped and but they may be more white than orange. They are a natural combination of Orange Carnelian and Black Onyx.
It a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental disciple to focus on the task at hand.
This is a strong spiritual grounding stone that is also highly protective, and may help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
The metaphysical properties of stones in this group varies just as the colors of this stones vary quite a lot, and they may be quite different to each other.
The combination of the combined energy will bring through happiness, optimism and a delight in life. It is a wonderful stone for improving marital relationships.
Satyaloka Quartz is a variety of quartz from a specific area of India, from a small monastery in the Satya Loka mountains.
In the past the stone was gathered personally by the monks from the monastery. It may now be less common as the availability of it did dry up for awhile.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these unique quartz crystals is very powerful. Their special energy is the vibration of enlightenment.
The monks believe that the mountains are the reason for the stones specific vibration, which is high and pure. Its purpose is to shift your vibration to a higher state while still on earth.
Even small pieces have a lovely high vibration energy. While this is said to be a rare crystal, I have now been able to obtain quite a few pieces of this stone.
It is a high crystal energy stone and if used with others of this group is highly beneficial. You can now also get a stone with a similar name, sold by a large crystal retailer.
I am not sure if the stone is quite the same vibration as the original stones, or whether its just another case of a rename of the original stone.
Scapolite is a stone of purpose, helping you to set your mind to a goal and then reaching it. It aids self-discipline and will-power. The metaphysical properties of stones of different colors may be quite different.
Yellow Scapolite aids the attainment of prosperity through the solar plexus chakra. Both purple and white Scapolite work within the crown chakra, the soul star chakra and the higher etheric chakras, and aid psychic knowing and communication with your spirit guides.
Blue Scapolite works within the throat chakra and third eye and aids psychic powers. Pink Scapolite has specific aspects within the thymus and heart chakra, and is a stone for aiding forgiveness and bringing through compassion.
Schalenblende stone forms in layers of different minerals, and is made up of a mixture of Galena, Sphalerite and Marcasite, so as Galena is a lead ore, take care when handling these stones.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these are quite unusual in that they effect the area where they are located, bringing the energy of strong protection against negativity.
They were used in the past by Shamans in ancient Celtic rituals, and were seen as a highly sacred even magical stone.
They have a good earth energy that helps with grounding and bring the energy of peace and harmony between disparate people.
They also assist communication between those who may have nothing in common, and they will help you to make contact with people who you wish to meet.
Scheelite is an excellent crystal to help you to be on time, as it stimulates punctuality. If you or the person who you are buying it for, is inclined towards a feeling of being superior to others, this is a stone that may help you be less high-handed and dictatorial.
These crystals come in a range of colors, and the metaphysical properties of stones of each color may be slightly different.
But all of these crystals will help you to align all of your chakras. They may aid you to better understand the specific need of an individual chakra as it pertains to you personally, and help you to understand when a chakra is out of balance.
Scolecite will awaken your heart and make a stronger spiritual connection. It is a profoundly peaceful stone, allowing you to make contact easily with spirit and your higher self.
Scolecite will awaken your heart and its energy is instantly and deeply restful. The metaphysical properties of stones that are high vibration crystals help you to make a stronger spiritual connection.
From the moment you first use it you can understand the advantages it will bring into your life, as it is a powerful stone for awakening the heart and transforming your life.
Sedona Stone is also known as Sedonalite, and is interesting because it is known that the metaphysical properties of stones from the various Sedona vortexes have different energies.
I was extremely fortunate to obtain a piece of this stone from each vortex, and this one is from the airport vortex.
It is interesting feeling the differences between the stones from the different areas. The healing properties of stones from any of the Sedona vortexes are quite potent.
Stones from any of the vortexes have a strong energy that is both healing and can be used to boost psychic gifts. As a healing stone they are excellent to rejuvenate and revitalize you, both on the physical and spiritual level.
They are strong stones to assist you to make a connection with the Sedona region. Use it in meditation, when you can respectfully make a connection with the ancient spirits of the area and the energy of the land.
Selenite has a vibration that brings clarity of mind and will open the crown chakra, the soul star chakra and higher chakras and access the angelic realm and help you to connect with angels.
It is a link to the Lightbody, bringing through new codes to assist in its anchoring.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these, may allow you to cut through illusion see yourself as you truly are, from a spiritual perspective.
It may instill deep peace and is excellent to use in meditation. It is a positive stone to aid you to move your growth of spirituality and health forward.
Septaria are interesting stones made up of a combination of different minerals. The metaphysical properties of stones that are in Septaria combine well in this stone, which is commonly a mixture of Calcite (the yellow parts), Aragonite (the brown lines) and possibly white (Baryte) or grey (Limestone or Chalcedony).
They resonate strongly within the throat chakra, and are extremely helpful stones if you are doing public speaking.
They emit an energy that makes each person in the audience believe you are speaking directly to them.
Their vibration aids you if you value your privacy, as they send out a message that deters anyone who might be taking an unhealthy interest in you.
They are a strong grounding stones that will both aid spiritual grounding and bring through an excellent energy for psychic protection.
Serandite is a helpful stone if you have difficulties in your relationships, or if you feel dissatisfied and envious of others. The metaphysical properties of stones like these are quite powerful to help you to let go of jealousy or distrust.
This stone's energy may help you to reconcile to situations that make you feel frustrated about the circumstances of your life, as well as helping you to let go of self pity, depression, sadness and the desire to take revenge on others.
This crystals vibration may help you to attract the appreciation of others, and aid you to feel more self confident, and assured regarding your abilities.
Use it if you need help to attain success in what you are doing, as its energy can help you to work out exactly what you want in life, thus enabling you to set realistic and worthwhile goals.
For anyone working in sales or as any sort of health practitioner, this stone is known to attract customers to you, in some quite unusual and interesting ways. Also helpful to remove negative entities from your environment.
Seraphinite is a stone of spiritual enlightenment, and will aid you in your self healing. Some pieces of the stone haves an interesting look within them, almost like angel wings.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these allows you to make contact with the angelic realm, and is has been named for that aspect.
It is a lovely greenish color reminding one of its heart chakra vibration and value. It is powerful for helping to bring the spinal column into alignment.
It helps to link the soul star chakra with the heart chakra up through the higher chakras to the crown chakra and then up to the transpersonal chakras within the etheric body.
Serendibite is said to be very rare, but that being the case, the black stones are perhaps less rare than the other colors, although all can be hard to obtain.
This is a very small specimen and while it may look big in the image, the picture has been enlarged so you can see what it looks like.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these relates to their soothing action, as they help you to feel calmer and more peaceful.
Excellent to use in meditation as they will stimulate the third eye, and help you to experience clear psychic visions. They are also helpful to bring synchronistic events into your life, so when using them keep an eye open for meaningful coincidences.
It will help you to find out information at certain locations, almost by accident. As they also stimulate your intuition, you may find this combination to be very helpful to lead you to beneficial occurrences.
Seriphos Green Quartz is a type of quartz crystal, that is also known as Prasem Hedenbergite Green Quartz. It is found in only one location, on the Greek island of Seriphos in the Aegean Sea.
These crystals are more commonly called Seriphos Green Quartz because they are named after the location where they are found.
The word seraphim relates to heavenly or angelic beings, and it is interesting as the metaphysical properties of stones like these are wonderful to aid angelic contact and contact with guides and beings in the higher realms.
They help you to understand that life can be beautiful, and their energy helps you to feel that life really is wonderful and that you live on a wonderful planet.
They can help you to deal better with stress, especially if you feel that you are not sure what your reasons for being on earth is and that you'd rather not be here.
The reason for their lovely vibration relates to the inclusion of Hedenbergite, which is a green mineral with a lovely sweet earth based energy.
They may aid you to communicate with creatures in the Devic realm and with animals, and they are helpful to aid you to be more organized.
It is common to see these stones in formations that resemble trees, and this is a clue that Spirit gives us about what they may be used for.
These are wonderful healing stones, and they resonate strongly with herbal medicine and the energy of the plants and natural world.
Serpentine is a stone that will stimulate the kundalini energies. The intensity of this experience often stimulates sexual feelings, as it opens new areas to create 'enlightenment'.
It has a potent effect in this area, and you may experience powerful and intense experiences during your kundalini awakening, as the energy moves from the base or root chakra up to the crown chakra and takes the energy up the spine.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these also aid you to make contact with the devic kingdom.
Shamanic Dream Quartz is also known as Shaman Quartz or Chlorite Shaman Quartz, as it contains large amounts of chlorite as inclusions in clear quartz.
You may not be aware of the fact that chlorite can be green and/or red, and many pieces of Shamanic Dream Quartz contain both red and green chlorite, like this one.
These quartz crystals are potent stones to use for deep meditation, and to boost your innate visionary gifts. if you immerse yourself in its energy it may assist you when doing inner journeying.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these may vary according to the actual included minerals. Depending on the individual crystal, they may contain chlorite as well as Rutile and Hematite, which will affect how they benefit you.
Shamanite Black Calcite is usually blackish brown in color, and it has been used for a long time by Indian shamans to communicate with spirit guides, and ancestors in spirit.
It is a rare type of stone comprising a mix of Black Calcite mixed with other minerals including Baryte, Zircon, Quartz and carbon, and the metaphysical properties of stones like these may relate to the exact mix of minerals in the stone you are using..
It has a high vibration and is particularly strong within the higher chakras. It may connect your heart chakra and third eye chakra, and this is known to open the crown chakra, which may aid the development of psychic abilities.
Shaman Stones are also known as Moqui Marbles or Mochi Balls, and are well known for their action to be helpful when doing shamanic journeying.
Their energy works within all chakras and are strong aids for spiritual growth, and will help you to overcome fear.
They are psychic protection stones, especially when doing out of body journeys.
They come in pairs, of one female and one male and when you use them together, they can aid you to balance your male-female energy.
Shattuckite is a strong psychic communication stone, with the metaphysical properties of stones like these having a good action within the third eye chakra, throat chakra and heart chakra.
It will assist with the development of psychic visions, or clairvoyant ability as well as mediumship, channeling and automatic writing, all from a position of absolute truth.
It assists you to verbalize what you have heard from spirit, and it works to strengthen your ability to speak the truth.
Shiva Lingam stones come from a specific area in India and have been used there for a very long time.
These stones may stimulate the energy system of the body, and will aid in an overall improvement in your health and well-being.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these may create a variety of different healing outcomes, depending on which chakra you use them at.
These stones carry the resonance of the sacredness of their origin, as a object of special significance within the Hindu religion.
They can be used to create kundalini awakening as they may activate the kundalini, and are powerful to heal the lower three chakras, and aid healing of reproductive and fertility problems.
Shungite is an ancient black stone that resonates within the base chakra and earth chakra, and it has a strong energy to both aid grounding and give psychic protection.
It is the only natural source of fullerenes, a compound discovered by scientists and said to be a powerful anti-oxidant.
The discovery of Fullerenes was so important that it won the scientists a Nobel prize, so the metaphysical properties of stones like these are important to appreciate.
This stone may be labeled as a rare mineral, because up until now has been found only in one region of Russia, but it is really quite easy to obtain now. It is a very strong healing stone, that is said to aid with healing allergies and some skin conditions.
Siberian Blue Jade is a name used to describe an amphibole rich stone which is said to be a type of blue Nephrite or Blue Jadeite.
These blue crystals are also known as Dianite, and were named after Princess Diana when they were discovered in 1997 (the year Diana died) in the same area in Russia where Charoite comes from.
They are known as jade even though they are a type of Nephrite, but whatever their name the metaphysical properties of stones like these are valuable. They will help you to let go of anger and may assist those who have ADD, as well as helping arthritis and asthma sufferers.
They will help you to widen how you look at the world and are good to use for meditation. These blue crystals have a lovely energy to aid anxiety and stress and may aid the development of psychic abilities.
Sichuan Quartz is a high vibration quartz that is found in the Himalayan Mountains in the Sichuan province of China. These quartz crystals often have inclusions of organic material within them, and many embody dark carbon pieces.
They are known to be powerful stones, that often work quickly to unite the third eye and crown chakras. The metaphysical properties of stone like these are impressive, as they will connect you to the higher realms.
This connection can open up new psychic gifts, including stimulating the birth of psychic visions or clairvoyant abilities.
These are high vibration stones with an action that may assist you to have past life visions, particularly of lives where you lived in Buddhist lands, including ancient China and Tibet.
Siderite is a stone that is helpful to align all the chakras and meridians. This action happens automatically, simply by having this stone present in your auric field. So it is useful to carry a piece in your pocket.
This is also a good stone to use if you are bed ridden, and in particular if those caring or you do not share the same beliefs.
It may give you the courage to assert yourself in these conditions, especially if others are trying to run your life.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these also relate to the way they can help to bolster your dedication to your work, and to assist you to continue working in your favored area of expertise.
Sillimanite is also known as Fibrolite and has an energy that helps you to feel better about life.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these relates to its action to stimulate a higher level of optimism and happiness.
Their vibration may stimulate a feeling that may be similar to the euphoric feeling often experienced by runners after exercise.
It has a lovely energy that is known to help you to concentrate on subjects of interest, and is helpful if you find it hard to focus your attention on the matter at hand and get things done.
The vibration of Fibrolite encourages self discipline and may assist you to achieve those things you particularly desire to achieve. It has a good energy to help you if you are working on developing psychic gifts and it will specifically assist with the development of clairaudient ability.
Silver Leaf Jasper is a variety of chalcedony that has quite clear patterns, that looks a little like leaves, within a grey, green and/or silver colored stone.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these relate to their action to provide protection to those that carry them.
Having them on you may benefit you when you are traveling, and this also applies to traveling in a spiritual sense, within the astral realm.
Like many other types of jasper it will aid healing, and it may help you to feel more contented within your life, as it helps you to feel nurtured. It resonates within the solar plexus chakra to boost willpower and help personal power.
Silver Topaz is also known as Clear or White Topaz is colorless Topaz that has not been heat treated to change the color.
It is a strong stone within the crown chakra, the soul star chakra and higher transpersonal chakras.
This is a stone to aid you to have greater mental clarity and order and allowing your life to directed by guidance received from spirit.
It aids development of psychic powers and it has a strong magnification energy that will aid manifestation to happen more quickly.
Sinhalite has a loving heart based energy, that can easily be felt as it resonates quite strongly. This is a stone that helps you to let go of feelings of loneliness, and to feel at ease when you are on your own.
These stones radiate natural golden light, that stimulates the solar plexus area to help to increase your self esteem and personal power.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these also pertains to its action to boost your creativity.
It helps to boost innovative thinking and aids you to find interesting solutions to difficult to solve problems.
It is also a stone that resonates with the energy of truth, and it is helpful on your life path as it disposes you to walk your path with love, light and a kind attitude to others.
Smithsonite is a stone for relaxation and tranquility and this makes it a strong stone to relieve stress. It is particularly helpful if you are so stressed you are heading for a breakdown.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these strengthen communication with angels via the crown chakra, and it is a strong stone for communication in a psychic sense.
It will aid you to communicate with your guides, and it is a good stone to develop psychic abilities, including clairvoyance, mental telepathy, clairsentience and intuition.
It is an aid for healing the inner child and is an excellent healing stone that helps boost the immune system.
Smokey Lemon Quartz is also known as Citrine Smoky Quartz or Lemon Smoky Quartz. These crystals commonly show a mixture of colors within the stone.
They may be darker in parts, like Smokey Quartz, and have the yellowish Citrine Crystal color as well as sometimes showing a yellow phantom within darker crystals.
The metaphysical properties of stones like these are quite powerful, and they are well recognized as excellent crystals for healers to use.
They are said to heal on all levels, and to help the healing of issues that you may have had for a long time, that have been difficult to shift.
They are also known to relieve depression and anxiety. Sometimes you can have issues from past lives that cause problems such as negative beliefs and deep felt fear, and they can be related to vows taken in past lives.
This crystal helps you to clear, or let go of these vows, including vows of poverty, as the Citrine energy in this crystal assists this. They are excellent to aid grounding, and can create a good connection between the solar plexus and earth chakra.
Smokey Quartz Crystals are one of the premier grounding stones. Their vibration works down from the base chakra through the earth star chakra to ground you to Mother Gaia.
Because they are quartz crystals, they have a strong ability to amplify energy, including their own.
They are strong psychic protection stones, that will both protect you from negativity, and transmute the negative energy by grounding it back down into the earth.
A very useful and wonderful stone to wear upon your body, especially if you are doing any spiritual work or healing.
These quartz crystals may also be used in your healing practice, and as quartz crystal healing is becoming more widely known about this is becoming more common.
The crystal books shown below are very in-depth crystal reference books.
All of the authors have been in the crystal industry for many years, and any one of their books are good to have on hand.
Melody's Encyclopedia, Love Is In The Earth is a book that covers more than most. This book gives you so much information, and covers so many crystals that on its own is almost a reference library.
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