Gem use: Empowerment
Aquamarine cools anger and helps create a calm, centered, relaxed but alert state with balanced energy. It is a stone of the Divine Feminine–teaching a form of power that is yielding and yet resilient, and letting you speak your truth clearly from a place of inner knowing rather than reactivity.Malachite
Malachite is a stalwart protector and bolsterer of your strength and willpower. It helps you access your innate power and protects you from negativity as you take action in the world.
Malachite is a classic protection stone. It can help you stay alert and avoid danger, as well as strengthen your boundaries so you are not affected by negative energies. It also activates a kind of protective luck, increasing the likelihood of avoiding being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or having helpful influences show up in the nick of time. (Please don’t use this as an excuse to court danger, of course–you still need to do your part to keep yourself safe.)
Like a good mentor, Malachite helps you to see yourself in a balanced way where you can look at your shortcomings with an eye to improving them, rather than getting discouraged. It also helps you avoid taking on other people’s problems, instead realizing that your responsibility is to make yourself the best you can be and let other people manage themselves.
Malachite on a basic level wants to protect and support your healthiest and happiest self. It is a grounding influence, helping you make wise decisions and take responsibility for your health and wellbeing. If you struggle with self-defeating habits or self-doubt, wearing malachite can help you meet the world with confidence, as if there is someone with you all the time who has your back and believes in you.Aventurine
Green aventurine is known as the “Lucky Talisman” or “Stone of Opportunity” for its good luck properties. Its deeper purpose is help you release old habits and patterns so you are ready for new opportunities and growth and can move forward with confidence.Sunstone
Sunstone is linked to luck and good fortune. It clears and energises all the chakras. Sunstone instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality. Encourages independence and originality. Especially helpful to those who have difficulty saying “No” to others. Sunstone facilitates self-empowerment and independence. It acts as an antidepressant. Increases self worth and confidence. Encourages optimism and enthusiasm. Stimulates self-healing powers.
Sunstone treats chronic sore throats, reduces stomach tension and relieves ulcers. It treats cartilage and spinal problems.Pyrite (Fool’s Gold)
Pyrite strengthens and activates the third chakra, the seat of the will. The result is increased confidence, assertiveness, creativity, and the ability to do what it takes to create what you want.
Pyrite activates warrior energy, supporting assertive action to protect loved ones, community, and the Earth. It also supports masculine sexuality, ambition, mental focus, decisiveness, physical stamina, and vitality.
It is used as a manifestation stone due to its support for taking action to create your dreams and goals. As an earth stone it is grounding and can be used alongside hematite for this purpose.Carnelian
Carnelian is about action. By activating the first three chakras, Carnelian provides a powerful boost to your willpower, with the physical energy and drive to back it up. If your heart wants something, carnelian can give you the confidence and power to go for it.