Written By Liz Oakes
The healing stones written about on this page belong to the alphabetic group beginning with A.
The meanings of the crystals and stones on this site have been divided up into individual groups by their starting letter.
For ease of reference there is a photo grid below, showing the A section of the alphabetical list of the healing crystals for you to choose between, that are covered on this site.
Take a look at the pictures below to see if the crystal you are looking for is here. You may even learn about stones you hadn't heard of before as well.
Although many of these crystals are mentioned in various other parts of this web-site, you can discover which stones are written about in more depth.
I have assembled this page so that you can find information on the various healing stones more easily.
Just click on the name of any healing crystals where the name under the photo is highlighted with a link, to take you to more detailed information on another in-depth page.
When the name of a stone does not have a link, it means that they have not yet had their individual page written.
In that case you will find a brief outline of the metaphysical properties and healing attributes of them below this picture grid.
After they have an individual article written about them, their properties will no longer be on this page, as you can read about their specific attributes on their own page.
Chakras: For ease of reference, there is a list of the chakras for each stone below the metaphysical properties and healing attributes of the stones covered here... (at the bottom of this page).
It shows the Chakra Stones that begin with A. This list provides information on the chakras that each stone may heal.
Actinolite has a number of good qualities for healing the physical body. It is known as one of the healing stones that assists the elimination of toxins through the liver and kidneys, and helps to relieve stress.
It does not work quickly, and you will need to use it for some time before its effects will be felt.
It is an excellent stone to use when doing spiritual work, as it is both protective and also aids a connection to the Divine mind.
It is beneficial to aid self esteem and is helpful to help you with your decisions when you are making changes to the direction your life is taking.
Adamite crystals bring through feelings that encourage you to feel happier about life, and will also help to stimulate your creativity.
They are both a heart chakra and solar plexus chakra crystal that are excellent to use in meditation to stimulate the birth of new ideas.
They are also excellent healing stones, that will help to relieve stress, depression and may aid PMS and the seasonal affective disorder.
Adamite are known to commonly aid psychic communication, including the birth of clairvoyance aka psychic visions and mediumship abilities.
Agate is a powerful variety of Agate is the name given to group of stones that are varieties of chalcedony, minerals within the quartz group.
Some of these are: Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate and Fire Agate. Many of the Fire Agates like the one in the image, are quite extraordinary gems with fire in them.
Within the healing stones and crystals pages there are scattered quite a few agates, and individual meanings are given there.
There are quite a few agates on the birthstone list for various months. These crystals are some of a large group of stones and any good crystal retailer will have some agates.
Agnitite is also called and sold as Fire Quartz, Flame Quartz or Harlequin Quartz.
This can be confusing I know, and there are a number of companies that specifically sell under various names, so just remember that they are all the same type of stone.
I love their energy as they are powerful healing stones that stimulate you to feel more alive, more animated and more likely to want to get out and involved in things that are happening.
These crystals are clear quartz with an inclusion Red Hematite, and this can sometimes be seen in the crystals as a row of red dots.
In some specimens there may also be inclusions of Lepidocrocite. This is a potent stone to aid spiritual growth, and their vibration is known to stimulate kundalini energy.
They have a strong vibration within the base and earth star chakras, to bring energy up from the earth and charge your body.
The energy moves up the body, stimulating the heart chakra, and then moving up to the crown and into the higher soul star chakra. It then brings this lovely flow of energy back down to all of the body.
Alexandrite is a heart chakra stone discovered in Russia, where the people believe that it is a stone of good fortune.
It is known to bring through joy, and emanates a feeling of rapture when you have it on you.
It is one of the helpful healing stones, that aids you to let go of grief, and its vibration is known to help you continue on after you have been effected by misfortune.
It is one of the Modern Birthstones, and is specifically a June Birthstone and it can be found on the list of birthstones by month.
It has an unusual quality, in that it changes color, being a reddish color under artificial light and green or blue green in daylight. Note: This is a very small specimen.
Almandine Garnet is a very dark deep red garnet and has a strong connection with the earth and the base chakra.
As one of the useful healing stones, it will ground you and ground anyone who is a bit 'airy fairy' back down to earth.
It may assist to awaken your kundalini, and aid in the arousal of the kundalini energies, that reside at the base of the spine where the base chakra is located.
This Red Garnet variety creates a connection between the base chakra and the crown chakra, and brings with it the gift of feelings of security and safety.
Alpine Quartz is another name for Himalayan quartz, which is found in the high mountains in the India~Nepal region.
This variety of quartz are phantom crystals that contain inclusions of various minerals within clear quartz, including green chlorite.
They commonly stimulate the higher chakras and have helpful metaphysical attributes for helping you to develop your clairvoyant abilities.
They have a strong vibration that aids one to discover and understand the healing lore of the sherpa shamans who have lived in the high mountain regions for centuries.
These are healing stones that stimulate your consciousness, to help healers to better understand the reasons for specific healing required.
Amber Calcite aka Golden Calcite is the deep Golden amber colored variety of Calcite, and these are strong healing stones, both physically and spiritually.
Many people are being drawn to work with Golden Calcite as it helps to create a connection with the Golden light of spirit and the Divine mind.
In common with other colors and type of Calcite crystals, it helps to create a strong flow of energy throughout the body, as all stones in this family are strong energy amplifiers.
You may choose to use this variety of Calcite on its own in meditation, to take you to the higher realms to work with spirit.
Ammonite is also known as Ammolite. This stone is opalised ammonite shell, and is said in Feng Shui to be a very fortunate stone that is known to bring wealth health and happiness into your life.
Use it at the third eye chakra to help you to let go of karma, and to release any past life obsessions or soul imperatives associated with past lives.
It is a protective stone that helps to give you stability, and will help you to release negative energy. Aids the healing of a number of issues, especially degenerative problems.
Anatase is also known as Octahedrite, and these stones have this quite distinctive shape. This mineral commonly occurs with rutile, and they have excellent metaphysical properties.
These stones are known for their energy to aid you to deal with change with ease and grace, assisting you to allow the alterations in your life to happen without fighting it.
It has an unusual energy that helps to lengthen positive situations, helping to ensure happiness flows within your life. These healing stones have a good action to aid allergies and sensitivity to medicines.
Ancestralite is also known as Jasper Martite and is a mixture of Red Jasper and Hematite. These stones are known for their action to assist you if you are working on healing karmic issues that have been passed down through your family line.
They are good stones to use in meditation, as they will help you to access the Akashic records and discover information about past life situations that need attention.
These healing stones will aid you to clear toxic issues that you have been previously unable to release, and will aid you to cut cords or ties that may have made you feel restricted within your current life.
Their energy works at the etheric level to clear any negative issues that have been trapped there, not just by circumstances of your own life but also by family members that came before you.
It is said to heal these issues throughout the family line, and is particularly helpful to aid you to let go of issues that relate to family members that you need to release.
After using it, I feel it will be interesting to see how this will effect family dynamics in years to come.
Andalusite is an useful stone to use to clear blocked chakras, and they are excellent healing stones. When you hold it in your hand, its energy is quite pleasant and easy to feel, like a deep pulsing sensation.
If you are a healer, you could benefit from using this stone on yourself, as they take excess high vibration energy to earth for grounding.
This may stop you from getting overloaded from a build up of too much energy, especially when you are working with stones that stimulate the higher chakras.
They are also protective, so are useful to use during meditation if you are making contact with the higher realms.
Andean Blue Opal, also called Peruvian Blue Opal is an attractive stone with a lovely sheen. It is found high in the Andes Mountains in Peru.
These healing stones are beneficial to aid you to gain awareness of communication from your heart, and to feel the prompting from the higher heart about old issues that need healing.
They may bring to your attention emotional concerns that you may have suppressed, but that still need healing, and may help to ease stress and anxiety. They embody a peaceful energy that can support improved communication with others.
This blue opal has a calming vibration that resonates within the throat chakra as well as the heart and higher heart chakra, to assist you to feel more calm and tranquil when required.
These healing stones can also help to improve the health of the eyes and ears and may aid certain female health concerns.
Angel Aura Quartz is clear quartz crystal that has had a treatment where finely vaporized platinum, silver and trace minerals are bonded to the stone, which creates a quite beautiful stone.
This process does not simply color the crystals, but results in stones with a higher vibration.
These crystals aid you to make contact with beings in the higher realms and in particular may help with connecting the angels, which was why it was named Angel Aura quartz.
The effect of this coating does not hurt the crystal but many people do not like these added coatings of aura crystals, as they feel it is unnatural, even though they do add another dimension to these quartz crystals.
Angel Wing Blue Anhydrite is a variety of crystal closely related to Angelite, that forms in a type of fan shape that resembles the wings of angels.
They are powerful stones to make contact with the angelic realm and with the Divine mind, and are best used in meditation for making contact with angels.
These crystals have a softness and sweetness, and yet are powerful healing stones, that cleanse the aura of negativity.
They help you to remove any discordant energy including psychic hooks and entities trapped in your auric field.
Annabergite are green crystals that have a lovely energy that brings peaceful harmonious feelings.
These healing stones can assist both the physical and etheric bodies, helping to align the meridians and bring about greatly improved health.
They may help to boost your intuition and imagination, assisting you to understand that anything may be possible.
Their energy is helpful to use during meditation, as they assist you to have mystical visions where you may receive from past masters who are in spirit. Their energy may stimulate automatic writing, when you may receive insights of an important spiritual nature.
Antigorite is a variety of Serpentine that is also known as Williamsite. Antigorite has many of the same attributes as Serpentine, but it also has some specific properties of its own.
It has a helpful energy to disconnect you from others that you may have had a close relationship with, but now need to cut yourself off from.
If your memory isn't working as it should, it may assist you to think more clearly, and it is known to help you to recall information about things you might want to remember.
It may stimulate your intuitive gifts and it helps to release negativity from your emotional body. It has a number of helpful attributes and is one of the healing stones that you might like to utilize if you have spinal problems and it is also useful to assist you to release toxins from your body.
Apatite may be available in a variety of colors but the blue, green and golden yellow stones are the most common. Other colors such as the pink apatite stone are fairly uncommon. The different colors have quite different qualities so I have covered each one separately.
Golden or Yellow Apatite is a strong stone for self confidence, weight loss and for boosting your creativity, and is also known as a stone to aid manifestation.
Blue colored Apatite may aid the development of psychic gifts, and helps spiritual attunement. It is known to be helpful when used for lucid dreaming and will help astral travel.
The Green Apatite will aid you to relax and will revitalize you. It is an excellent abundance stone, and this is about being abundant on all levels, so its energy is not just about money.
Pink Apatite is a more heart based variety of this stone, that also stimulates the third eye. It assists you to develop psychic gifts, helps to balance your chakras and is known to be a good healing stone.
Apricot Moonstone shares many attributes in common with other types of Moonstone.
Their energy helps to boost the occurrence of coincidence and synchronicity and they have a good action to stimulate and strengthen your intuitive ability.
Their vibration will aid you to utilize your intuitive gifts to create better outcomes in your day to day life.
They are lovely stones to use at the time of the full moon, as their energy can aid you to tune in to the cycles of life and recognize what you need to keep your body healthy.
If you have been suffering with stress or anxiety, these healing stones will help to ease stress and will aid you to generally feel calmer.
They resonate with a good vibration that can be utilized within the solar plexus and sacral chakras to aid the healing of issues within the reproductive areas of the body.
Arkimer Diamonds are a variety of double terminated quartz crystal that come from Arkansas, and many look similar to Herkimer Diamonds, which is why they have a similar name.
Many of these are very small, as well as being quite short and often stout around. They may have black carbon inclusions in them and often the crystal is quite bright.
They are zingy little crystals with a lovely energy that makes you feel good to be alive! They resonate within the higher chakras, and are excellent to use for spiritual work.
Use one in meditation to connect to the higher realms, and to aid your connection with guides and with the angels. They may aid you with development of psychic gifts such as clairvoyance and clairaudience.
Atlantasite gets its name from the specific vibration within the stone that will aid you to connect to the ancient civilization of Atlantis.
It is a combination of both Stichtite and Serpentine, which are both strong healing stones and can be used for kundalini work, and it works well combined with them for this purpose.
This green stone can be used to help you to stimulate kundalini awakening.. and will help to move the kundalini energies from the base of the spine, up the body to the crown chakra.
It will take this energy through the heart chakra, and it will energize your heart to augment the process.
Augelite has a lovely soothing vibration that may be utilized by placing it close to your upper body while resting, to bring calming and peaceful sleep.
Their energy will also stimulate you to dream more, and to experience powerful and evocative dreams.
For those who regularly feel angry and out of sorts with others, using one of these stones may be beneficial to assist you to feel more peaceful.
If you feel wilful or contrary expect it to have a comforting and settling action.
These healing stones are particularly useful to treat obesity, and their energy is also known to assist issues within the digestive system and will aid elimination.
Augite is one of the stones known to assist you to bring about change in your life.
This is a advantageous stone to assist you when you feel that life changes seems to be slow in coming, or when change seems difficult.
The black variety of Augite has a good grounding energy and is also one of the healing stones associated with a deficiency of minerals.
These stones are also said to help with aging, and are known to assist with tightening of muscles and skin.
If you wish to allow transformation in your life, the energy of this stone may benefit you. It is a spiritual and mystical stone that may be utilized as part of your altar or other sacred area.
It is said to be quite advantageous for those who are working as leaders of spiritual groups, and may assist you if you are working with sacred music.
Auralite 23 is an interesting quartz crystal that is said to be comprised of Chevron Amethyst Crystals, along with a lot of other minerals, mixed in with it. There are said to be seventeen other minerals that make up the mix.
These are said to be Hematite, Lepidocrocite, Chalcopyrite, Goethite, Cacoxenite, Ajoite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Titanite, Bornite, Epidote, Pyrolusite, Rutile, Covellite, Limonite, Gialite, Sphalerite, gold, silver, platinum, nickel, copper and iron.
Other types of quartz are also mixed in, including green quartz and a yellow quartz which may be Citrine. You can see the bright red of Hematite in the quartz in many of the stones.
Auralite 23 are quartz crystals with a high vibration. They are helpful healing stones as they are quite calming and are beneficial stones for meditation.
Like Amethyst they have a good effect to aid you to develop psychic abilities, and will assist your spiritual growth as they are also known as ascension stones.
Avalonite is a fairly uncommon type of Blue Chalcedony, that has a coating of fine druzy crystals, often over a geode. It is named for the isle of Avalon, in Glastonbury UK.
These stones are known for their magical and mystical vibration, that can assist you to take an inner journey to discover past lives in places of mystical significance, such as Avalon.
Use these crystals in meditation to aid you to access the collective unconscious... also called the Akashic records. The energy embodied in these stones will help you to remember past lives as a wise woman, healer or priestess in ancient times.
Using one of these wonderful healing stones may assist you to develop psychic ability, and they commonly stimulate telepathic gifts, especially between soul mates.
They also have a helpful vibration that can aid you to make contact with nature spirits, faeries and devas. This is a lovely stone to open the heart and bring emotional healing.
They work by aiding you to release fear that may relate to situations that relate to these past lives you discover. Make sure you cleanse it regularly when using it, as it may absorb negativity as you let go of any fear that has been holding you back.
Aztec Calcite is also known as Inca Calcite and is a type of Rainbow banded calcite crystal. Depending on the specific colors of calcite that are in the stone it will resonate within different chakras.
These Calcite Crystals have lines of dark iron between the bands of calcite, with a lovely lacy configuration in the stone. They are lovely healing stones and as many of these crystals are quite large chunks.
They are excellent pieces to have in the home as they will resonate their energy out from where they are located to bring peace and healing.
A mix of various colors is common to these stones, and this piece features a mix of green, orange, white and pale pink bands. They are helpful to use in meditation, as the iron will ground you, and keep you fully present.
Depending on the colors you they can be excellent to stimulate your will power (orange) and create emotional balance and healing (green).
For extra information on which chakras these stones will assist, see the following chart. It outlines which of the chakras that each stone may specifically benefit.
As some healing stones benefit more than one area of the body they may be in more than one chakra category within this table.
If you need to discover more about what chakras are, there is detailed information about the meaning of chakras on another page.
For a general overview of the chakra stones please see the article about the stones for specific chakras.
To help you to find out more about a particular stone, or more about a topic that might interest you, its easy to see if its located any where on this site. Simply look on the sitemap page... see link below to assist you to find it...