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The properties of crystals and their metaphysical attributes in this article specifically refer only to stones in the alphabetic group, starting with H and I.
For the stones that start with H or I, you will find a short summary or outline of the properties of individual crystals in this group.
More information about these crystals may also be furnished in an in-depth article in another area in this site.
If there is more information in such an article their name will be highlighted with a link, and you can use this link to take you to the specific article on that crystal.
To see which stones the information on this page covers, look at the stones listed in the following two tables below. Check out the list of stones in the two tables, which relate to the H-I section of the alphabet.
The first table is a list of all of the stones on this page, and the next table separates the stones into their specific groups by chakra, so it can be helpful to look at both tables.
The table that shows the chakra stones, outlines which areas the crystal can help to heal, and there are also links taking you to information on specific chakras.
Remember: any stone or word highlighted with a link takes you to another article on this site, and a great number have an article dedicated to the specific crystal.
For particulars relating to the actual chakras each specific stone will assist, please check out the chakra stone table below.
Many stones or crystals will help to heal more than one area of the body or spirit, so they may be located within more than one chakra category in the table.
If you want to read the information in the article for each chakra, you can simply click on the highlighted chakra name in the table, which will take you to that chakras page.
To read an overview of all the chakras and the crystals that relate to them, see the article on chakra stones. If you would like to discover more about what chakras are, there is an article that outlines the basics of the chakra meanings.
Hackmanite is a higher vibration variety of Sodalite stone, that assists you to access the higher mind, and brings through peace.
It is excellent to help you to reach a deeper meditative state and may aid you to attain the state of what is known as nirvana.
The properties of crystals like these, are similar to the Blue Sodalite, but its vibration is higher than the blue stone, as it resonates within both the third eye chakra and the crown chakra.
These crystals have a good action to keep you connected to the earth. They will aid you to cut etheric cords, that connect you to people that are no longer desirable to have in your life.
Hackmanite can aid with problem solving, and help you to break the issue down into smaller pieces, so that you can more easily see the solution, and feel free to take action.
It is known to be helpful to aid those who have addictions to substances, to feel less inclined to over-indulge.
Halite comes in a range of colors, the most common being the blue, violet, pink, white and yellow.
The Yellow Halite shown in this photo on the left, is a strong stone to aid study as it helps you to retain what you are learning.
All colors of these stones are basically made of salt, that is they are made from sodium chloride. Yet they have some interesting metaphysical qualities.
The properties of crystals of different colors is not the same as each color has different qualities.
Hambergite are actually very small and quite rare crystals, so note the picture has been enlarged so you can see it more clearly.
A good stone to use for trance channeling. It can create a feeling of bliss which is known to help you to receive useful information.
The properties of crystals such as these are excellent to stimulate you to take better care of your health.
It is said to be useful to help a number of health problems, including issues in the eyes, and the heart when your pulse rate is too high. Also helpful to aid weight loss.
Hanksite is a mixture of borax and Halite and is a sodium chloride stone. Many of the stone properties relate to the energy of Halite.
The resonance of Halite within these stones aids you to feel forgiveness, and may heal issues related to things that occurred in past lives.
It has an excellent energy spiritually to aid you to access memories from past lives in Atlantis or Lemuria, and it may help you to understand how to utilize the information you gain.
This is a useful healing stone that may enhance creativity, aids water retention and detoxification and can assist those breathing toxic air. It is a good psychic protection stone, and may prevent the attack of evil spirits.
Harlequin Quartz is also known as Flame or Fire Quartz and as Agnitite. These crystals have inclusions of red Hematite or Lepidocrocite within the crystal, usually within clear quartz.
The hematite inclusions often occur as a line of red dots within clear quartz. Some crystals have more hematite than others, but in most pieces you can see areas where you the clear quartz is fairly obvious.
The properties of crystals like these relates to how they effect your energy, and their role to stimulate spiritual growth.
Depending on how you hold them, their energy will rise up the body to the crown and continue up into the soul star. Then the energy will move back down and spread throughout the whole body, continuing down through the entire body to the base chakra where they make a strong connection to the earth.
They will make you feel more vital and more energized, as they have a strong stimulating vibration. They are well known for their action to assist you if you are feeling lethargic or lacking energy.
Harzburgite is a variety of Peridotite composed primarily of olivine and orthopyroxene with small amounts of spinel and garnet.
The properties of crystals like these are thought provoking as the mix of various minerals within them may bring interesting results.
The mineral Peridot is an excellent law of attraction stone, that brings the energy of happiness, clear thinking and embodies the frequency of increase.
Like all green stones, including green Spinel, they have a good resonance within the heart chakra to stimulate love and kindness.
They may help to boost your energy and may assist the growth of psychic gifts that you are already developing, though it won't birth new gifts.
Healers Gold is a strong stone to use for healing.
It is made up of a naturally occurring mixture of Magnetite and Pyrite. You can read more information about Iron Pyrite further down this page.
While the stone properties of both of these are excellent in their own right, this combination has some excellent qualities.
It is known to boost sluggish energy in the meridians and chakras.
Using it will help you to feel energized, and it is excellent to aid your healing physically. A great stone to combine with other stones to boost their energy.
Heliodor is the bright golden yellow variety of Beryl.
The properties of crystals like these lovely Heliodor stones, strongly relate to this crystals strong action within the solar plexus chakra.
Its vibration will aid your willpower, and will help you to connect the mind and the will.
This connection may allow you to accept the influence of Divine Will in your life more easily, and this energy may help you to achieve the things you desire.
This bright yellow crystal embodies the golden ray, and as it also has a strong resonance at the crown chakra this may aid your mental processes, as it assists the mind to work more effectively.
Its energy also has a good healing action, particularly in the area of the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
Hematite Crystals have a particularly strong protective vibration.
These crystals also have a good energy for spiritually grounding your energy and will stimulate the mind, enhance memory and evoke deep thought.
The properties of crystals like these strongly relate to their action to dissolve negativity and prevent any unwanted energies from entering the aura.
They help to overcome addictions too, and are great female stones, supporting timid women and enhancing confidence, will power and self-esteem.
Hemimorphite may be colored White, Brown or Turquoise Blue, but the blue stone is the most common. All colors of this stone aid personal development of specific gifts, and help you to create your own reality.
Although the properties of crystals that are different colors vary slightly, any color of this stone will aid you to raise your vibration and to communicate with those in the higher spiritual realms.
The white stones bring more light into your energetic body, and it emits light that will activate the higher chakras.
The vibration of Blue Hemimorphite works within the middle chakras, and specifically the throat, heart, thymus and third eye chakras.
The brown stones also bring through more light which they ground into the physical body which helps you to raise your overall vibration.
Herderite is known as a rare crystal that enhances psychic abilities.
This amazing high vibration stone opens new pathways in the human brain.
The properties of crystals like these are quite stunning, as it is a stone quite unlike any other, and if you can find one it is worth using.
Common outcomes from using it, is that it will stimulate and enhance your creativity, memory and learning abilities.
It is a stone that embodies a high level of crystal energy, and may be used by anyone who wants enhanced clairvoyant abilities and spiritual growth.
Herkimer Diamonds are one of the more powerful high vibration crystals. You may use its power to boost clairvoyant visions and clairaudient abilities.
It is important to know the properties of crystals that also have a naturally high crystal energy, as they may be combined with the Herkimer Diamonds, as they have a frequency that will boost low energy crystals vibration.
Their strong and pure vibration will take you to a totally new level.
Hessonite Garnet is a member of the Grossular garnet family and the stone properties of both crystals are similar in many respects.
Most Grossularite is greenish yellow, but the properties of crystals in the family all have similar properties with some differences.
Due to the fact that it has a strong golden color Hessonite will resonate more strongly at both the solar plexus chakra as well as the heart and sacral chakra.
This is a stone of abundance and prosperity and may aid you to manifest money if that is what you require.
It aids you to develop better intuition, and has a lovely energy that will help you to be more assertive with greater self confidence.
Heulandite may be green or white. The properties of crystals of either color are similar.
Although the two colors have slightly different attributes, both colors are high crystal energy stones, that are excellent used in meditation.
Both colors help you to focus your thoughts, and help you to journey back into your past lives, particularly those of ancient civilizations such as Atlantis, Lemuria and Ancient Egypt.
The Green Heulandite is a strong heart based stone that will aid emotional healing.
Hiddenite crystal may come in various shades of green, which has bearing on its efficacy for different chakras.
The stone properties of crystals that are the more light yellow green variety, is slightly different, as they vibrate within the solar plexus as well as the heart chakra.
Its ability to manifest is strong and it may bring through joy, happiness and spontaneity.
The more green natural crystals are extremely strong heart chakra stones, bringing through love, compassion and forgiveness.
For those who feel unworthy it will boost ones recognition of ones value, especially to the Creator. It works well combined with other heart chakra stones, especially its sister stone Kunzite Crystal.
The meaning of stones which are alike, like Hiddenite and Pink Kunzite, could both be read for deeper understanding.
Himalayan Gold Quartz has a quite strong and beautiful energy and this relates to the vibration of the area of the Himalayan mountains where it originates.
This is a stone that resonates strongly at the solar plexus and may help you to better utilize the power of your will, and may aid you to embrace your personal power.
It is powerful to use in meditation, as it helps to bring through the golden light, and it strongly stimulates the higher chakras.
The golden light is a powerful spiritual energy, and this stone helps to bring that energy down through the soul star via the crown chakra to the third eye and into the rest of the body.
This is a lovely stone that has been available for a long time, and in the last few years has been marketed as another variation of the Himalayan Gold name, at a higher price.
Regardless of what you call it, the properties of crystals like these, whatever you choose to call them, relate to a powerful energy to aid your spiritual growth.
Himalayan Green Phantom Quartz is a type of chlorite quartz that comes from the Himalayan mountains.
All Himalayan quartz crystals embody a unique vibration that relates to the mountainous region where they are found, see section on Himalayan Quartz.
The addition of the green chlorite within the stones gives them distinct stone properties.
The properties of crystals like these are different to other varieties of quartz that are found in the same area, as their vibration is not the same.
The chlorite in the stones aids them to be powerful for healing and for using for spiritual work.
These crystals are excellent used in meditation to make contact with the angelic realm, and will help you to connect with angels and other beings in the higher realms. These green crystals are also said to aid manifestation.
Himalayan Ice Calcite is a variety of calcite that is found in the Himalayan mountains in similar area to where Himalayan Ice quartz is found.
Also known as Angel Ray Calcite, these Calcite crystals are powerful stones to aid you to make contact with the angelic realms as they bring pure white light into the body via the higher chakras.
The properties of crystals in the calcite family all relate to their action to increase and amplify energy, but clear calcite has a more powerful energy.
They have a strong resonance at the crown chakra and may aid spiritual growth, by helping to clear negative energy from the auric field.
Himalayan Ice Quartz is another name for Nirvana Quartz. It is found at high altitudes in places where glaciers have melted and exposed these unusual crystals.
They are also known as growth interference quartz, and the name refers to what causes their unusual structure.
The stone properties of these unusual crystals relate to their action within the higher chakras.
They are high crystal energy stones that have a strong impact within the heart, third eye, crown and soul star chakra.
This is a crystal that aids enlightenment, hence their other name, Nirvana crystals. They will help you to discover the way to create your own reality, and what actions to take to ensure that your spiritual destiny unfolds as it was meant to.
Himalayan Quartz comes from the Himalayan Mountains along the India~Nepal border.
Also called Alpine Quartz, it has a quite extraordinary vibration that brings through healing information from the shamanic healers who resided in those mountainous regions for centuries.
The properties of crystals from this area, also relate to there action to energize the third eye chakra and stimulates psychic visionary ability to come through.
They have an interesting vibration that affects ones ability to better understand healing lore, and to carry out healing using this information.
Hollandite Quartz is a type of quartz crystal that has tiny inclusions of Hollandite in it, that look like tiny stars. In the past it was known as spider quartz.
The properties of crystals like these, pertain to the amplifying effect of the quartz, so that the effect of these tiny stars made of Hollandite, is greater than it might otherwise be.
The vibration of this crystal has an effect within all chakras, including the soul star chakra. It is of value to keep one of these stones on your body, as their energy is cumulative and takes time to have an effect.
The energy of these stones help to encourage coincidence and synchronicity to occur. An effect of keeping them on your body is to encourage occurrences of synchronistic split second ah-ha moments, or visions occurring.
When you see these visions, they may feel like they are past events, but it is probable that you may see visions of future possibilities, that you should take notice of.
Honey Calcite brings through mental clarity and will also help you to ground assisting the base, sacral and solar plexus chakras. It assists you to see solutions to problems and to manifest your dreams.
For anyone who needs to work long hours, it will give you the ability to 'stay the course'.
The properties of crystals like these have to do with their action to help you to overcome fear of taking action.
They assist with lightbody manifestation as they filters light into the point within the body that requires healing at that time.
Holley Blue Agate has a good energy at the throat chakra to improve communication.
It helps to improve your judgment, as it works to remove conditions that cause your thinking to be misaligned with what you desire.
This stone is very useful for those doing spiritual or psychic work, as the properties of crystals like these relate to their action to ease contact between this world and the spiritual realms.
It is helpful to use in meditation to aid you to make contact with the angels and your spirit guides.
Hornblende can also be spelled Horneblende. This stone has been used since ancient times as part of traditional ceremonies amongst tribes in Africa, the Australian aboriginals and by the American Indians.
It's vibration may enhance your creativity... especially for artists, and for writers it may boost your ability to express yourself clearly and precisely, and may help you to complete what you are working on.
The properties of crystals like these also pertains to its action to stimulate the mind, and it may help you to think outside the square. It aids you when making plans and it will help you to stick with your work until you have finalized it.
It brings a lovely energy to meditation, and may stimulate feelings of immense happiness, even bliss. It also has healing attributes, and is known to assist the body to assimilate vitamins and minerals.
Howlite has a lovely calming and soothing vibration. It is helpful to improve anxiety and using it is one of the ways to help your stress.
While the white stone is the most common, it takes dye easily and so you may see it in other colors including most commonly as Blue Howlite.
These crystals strongly resonate at the third eye chakra, and their energy is good to use in meditation.
They may assist you to travel within the spiritual realm, and using them may help past life investigations.
The properties of crystals that are colored will still be similar to the uncolored stones.
Hubnerite is a black or brown crystal, that is also spelled Huebnerite. It helps you to feel better physically, and aids a natural progression of healing.
The properties of crystals like these also relate to their action to work within the crown and third eye chakras, to help you achieve clarity... and it may aid you to find solutions to problems.
When used in meditation it may give you a deeper connection to Spirit, and can stimulate psychic visions and the development of written channeling.
It can help you to go very deep, and it may help you to release blocks that may stop you from being hypnotized.
This aspect is useful if you have trouble allowing yourself to be hypnotized. It is commonly found intergrown with clear quartz, and this is beneficial as the quartz helps to amplify this stones properties.
Hureaulite may be used by healers to help problems in the stomach area, and to aid the release of toxins from the body.
The properties of crystals like these also relate to their action to boost your intuitive abilities.
This stone's energy may help you to release deeply felt and long held feelings of anger and resentment.
They have a good action to stimulate the base and sacral chakras and are helpful to aid sexual issues, as this energy stimulates the libido.
Use with care as it is also reputed to be a kundalini stone, as the golden light it emits can move up from the base and sacral chakras through the entire body, and stimulate the awakening of the kundalini.
Hyalite Opal is known to become fluorescent under UV light. It is a colorless opal variety that has tiny bubbles all over it, that look like very little grapes.
This is an excellent crystal to assist you to find greater clarity when you are studying.
The properties of crystals like these relate to their ability to aid you to experience visions, and commonly are known to occur like a bright luminous tunnel opening before you.
These visions may show you what you planned prior to being born, that you have forgotten now you are here. It has an unusual protective action, as it is known to assist you to somehow be warned about risky events that may occur, allowing you to avoid them.
Hypersthene will help you if you are looking for answers. Keeping a piece of Hypersthene on you during meditation is helpful, as you will often get an answer quite easily.
It resonates within the higher chakras and will aid you to receive messages from spirit.
Guidance from the spiritual realm may come through more easily, and it may enhance clairaudient abilities.
The properties of crystals like these may be helpful if you feel the need to criticize others, as its energy helps you to become less judgmental.
Use the meaning of stones to aid you to open up future possibilities in your life, reduce negative self pride and enhance self esteem.
Iceland Spar was named for the location where it was originally discovered, but it has since been found in other locations.
It is also known as Optical Calcite, and the properties of crystals like these do relate to their action to help your eyesight.
They are wonderful crystals to aid clarity of thought, and they have a strong resonance within the higher chakras, particularly at the third eye and crown chakras.
They are helpful to kindle clarity of thought, and are beneficial when placed on the third eye when you are meditating.
Used this way, they may help you to clearly see what is required in your life. While this crystal was formerly only found in Iceland, other deposits have now been discovered elsewhere.
It also now comes in a range of colors other than clear, due to included minerals, and there are many beautiful colored optical calcite varieties.
Imperial Topaz is the lovely golden yellow variety of Topaz, and it color ranges from a golden yellow through to a more orangey yellow stone.
The properties of crystals like these relates to its action to boost your faith in your ability to attract beneficial circumstances into your life.
They are strong stones to assist you to manifest using the power of your personal will. By keeping your thoughts positive while using this stone, you may be able to manifest a range of good things into your life.
It is a very spiritual stone and will only bring those things that are for your highest good, so keep that in mind. It will also attract new people into your life, specifically people whose friendship may benefit you.
Ilvaite helps to increase your patience, and everyone will find that useful. The properties of crystals like these involves the way they help you to keep going when the going gets tough.
They may also assist you to persevere, and may enhance your creativity.
These stones have good grounding qualities and are also helpful to stabilize you emotionally, as well as aiding healing, but interestingly they also resonate strongly within the crown chakra.
Inderite vibrates with a strong energy within the crown chakra, then it will go on to align all of the chakras, creating contentment and serenity.
It is a wonderful stone to release you from the binds of fear caused by beliefs that you may no longer wish to be part of your life.
In particular this refers to strict and orthodox outlooks that create rigidity, and may destroy your ability to be inventive and adventurous in life.
The properties of crystals of Inderite relate to its action to help you to find your own set of personal beliefs, your truth, and to do it calmly, but still feel free to take an adventurous path in a new and maybe different direction.
It aids you to allow yourself to look into new ideas and find out what is right for you, without being stopped by the fear of past ideas and ideals, and it aids decision making.
Its energy will also help you to let go of anger along with the fear, and to go forward with courage when facing new situations. It is a good stone to assist you to manage your money better, and use it more sparingly and so avoid debt.
Indicolite Quartz is clear quartz that has an inclusion of Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) within it.
The blue Tourmaline is actually like threads in the quartz, and although many can look totally blue, when you look at the stone carefully you can see the individual threads in the quartz.
This is stone that helps you to find your life purpose and may aid you to contact spirit guides who will assist this.
The properties of crystals like these strongly relate to the thymus chakra or higher heart, as they aid you to allow yourself to forgive others.
This is especially true if a relationship is of a karmic nature. While you may be unaware of exactly what happened in a past life, if you find that you feel that you need to forgive someone, even if you don't know why, allow yourself to do this.
If you allow yourself to go with these feelings, this can release you from this karmic cycle. This is also an excellent stone if you have experienced the loss of someone in your life.
You may feel strong grief about it, particularly if their death came unexpectedly.
This crystal teaches you that Spirit has a plan for each person's life and that what happens is part of the Divine plan, even when you may not understand why it has happened, such as when you lose a child.
Indigo Kyanite has similar crystal meanings to the other varieties (colors) of Kyanite, and it is very similar in nature to the Blue Kyanite.
It will bring all of the chakras into alignment and potentially bridge energy gaps created after any sort of accidents.
It issues energies that stimulate the pineal gland.
Within the third eye chakra it may stimulate the development of psychic abilities, and may assist you to experience lucid dreams.
Iolite stones are a beautiful bluish violet colored stone that combines the energy of the throat chakra with the third eye chakra.
It will assist with shamanic journeying, and if you have past life links to King Arthur's time it may help to solve old karma.
The properties of crystals like these relate to how they help you to unravel the lessons that come through because of it.
It is a great stone for psychic artists to use, and they make beautiful jewelry, as they have stone properties that will aid the expression of your talents.
For those who have difficulty meditating if your mind will not still, this crystal will calm your mind and help you respond to the guidance you may access.
Iolite Sunstone is a mixture of metaphysical qualities of both Iolite and Sunstones.
Like Iolite Stones, see above, they have a strong vibration within the third eye chakra, and like Sunstones they bring joy and positive feelings.
The properties of crystals apply to their powerful action to awaken psychic gifts, specifically the gift of prophecy.
They may also help you to communicate more clearly with spirit guides.
They embody many Iolite qualities, with the added energy from Sunstones that takes the energy down into the lower chakras, where you are able to ground these ideals into your physical existence.
Iona Marble comes from a small Scottish island in the Hebrides. This is an island that is a place of magic.
The properties of crystals from here is connected to the energy of the ancient druids who used the island for their ceremonies in the distant past.
This use of the land embodied both the earth of the island and these stones with an energy that may aid the development of supernatural powers.
These yellowish-green and white stones are also said to have good healing attributes, and may aid healing of karmic issues related to Celtic past lives.
The color of these stones comes from Serpentine, which is naturally blended with the white marble of the area. Its gemstone meanings became more well known during the reign of Queen Victoria, when this stone became popular to make jewelry.
Prior to that it was traditionally used as a talisman against shipwreck. Other uses have been as protection against fire, and to prevent miscarriage.
Iron Pyrite is a strong solar plexus chakra stone, and is excellent to aid manifestation.
It has a strong solar energy, enhancing your masculine vibration and energetically balancing both sexes.
The properties of crystals like these relate to its action to aid you to do what is needed to create abundance and prosperity in your life and particularly to manifest an increase in money.
It is a powerful grounding stone and vibrates to both the earth chakra and the base chakra.
The crystal books shown below are very in-depth crystal reference books. The authors of these books 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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