HARMONY - INTEGRITY - COMMUNICATION
When we think of Amazons we think about two things, we think about thick strong and luscious forests and strong and powerful women that are kicking ass and takin’ names. Amazonite lets you embrace your warrior goddess by supporting personal progress and encourages to take control over your own destiny. It boosts intuition and puts the emotions into harmony. So put on your battle armour and show them all who’s boss.
CALM - PATIENCE - MANIFESTATION
Dream on! Amethysts are often called the ‘stone of the dreamers’ because they inspire positive thoughts and inspire us to go out and manifest our dreams into reality. As a stone of manifestation, they are perfect for goal setting; whether your goal is to land that new job, fit into those lycra yoga pants or just live more peacefully. Amethysts also have this uncanny ability to help us build empathic bridges and see other people’s perspectives. Making opening up about what we want and communicating it to others much easier.
GENTLENESS - HEALING - PEACE
Angelite is like the affectionate nurse you had when you broke your arm, or that primary school teacher who always encouraged you to have a go, or that coach who always believed in you and cheered you on. It’s like having a little angel in your back pocket that cheers you on and encourages you to make healing decisions for yourself. We need more peaceful warriors who go into the world and leaving a wake of peace and love; why not you?
INSPIRATION - GOAL SETTING - BALANCE
Go get’er tiger! Apatite is a powerful manifestation stone for setting and achieving goals. Think of it like your own personal life coach! Sure you still have to work hard at getting there, but Apatite keeps your vision of the future clear in your mind so that you continue to be inspired to reach your goals!
CLEANSING - ENTHUSIASM - ORGANISATION
We are pretty much obsessed with Marie Kondo, that lady changed our life, #MarieKondo4eva; the only other thing that has come close to hitting our organisational sweet spot is Apophyllite. This beautiful stone encourages enthusiasm, zest for life and organisational behaviour. It’s like the perfect spring cleaning cheerleader. Cleansing your space and your energy is so therapeutic and this crystal will give you the extra oomph to get ‘er done! What we are trying to say is Apophyllite definitely “sparks joy” in our books!
CLEAR COMMUNICATION - STRESS RELIEF - HONESTY
EXPRESSION - CREATIVITY - SELF AWARENESS
You don’t need to be tripping on Ayahuasca to realise that we are all apart of the universe. We are cosmic beings that have and can feel the energy around us. As humans we often think of the universe as this ever expanding emptiness, but the universe is all around us and it is full of energy, just like you. Tap into that cosmic energy and untether yourself from narrow ways of thinking with Astralite. The iridescent colours of this stone radiate out positive vibes that encourage self expression and creativity. Be bold, let your star shine.
CREATIVITY - CONFIDENCE - SUCCESS
The key to success? Not being so damn stressed about being successful. Attitude is everything darling, and if you keep running around like a chicken with your head cut off you’ll never slow down to realise that you are successful. Aventurine alleviates stress and promotes a serene attitude. In cases of sleep disturbances it helps to clear the thoughts and has a calming effect letting your worried mind rest for a while. It is also known to attract abundance and bring luck to its wearer. You work hard enough, why not calm down, take a breathe, vibe out and let lady luck come to you.
BALANCE - HARMONISING - COURAGE
You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, “life is all about balance”. Well that’s easy to say, but between work, social life, home life, we are pulled in a thousand directions at any given moment. Sometimes I feel like my “tree pose” is more of a “tree in hurricane season”; completely bent out of shape. That’s why having Black Quartz around the home is sooooo good. It harmonises your chakras and helps you balance out the important things in life. Stop swaying in the wind and stand tall like the giant ass beautiful tree you are.
CALM - PERSEVERANCE - LOGIC
The worst thing…yes, THE WORST, is when you get in a disagreement with someone and you lose your cool and don’t get across what you are try to say. ESPECIALLY, when you think of something witty to snap back with later on. Once I even got in an argument with a coworker (at an especially vulnerable time) and had to force myself to not cry in front of them. Like serious WTF, pull yourself together, calm down and think logically. Thank god/goddess (you do you boo, we don’t judge) that we found Kyanite. It calms down those angry, stressful, illogical emotions and takes your mind one step back. Allows you to look at a situation from the outside and then form an opinion. Great for allowing yourself to take criticism as constructive feedback and foster a growth mindset instead of allowing it to weigh you down.
INSPIRATION - INTUITION - CREATIVE ENERGY
Audrey Hepburn and Richard Avedon, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, The Musical Muses and Hercules; we all need a muse to get our creative energies flowing. Never fear, your own personal muse has arrived, give a warm welcome to Blue Calcite. Known for providing epiphanies (or moments of realisation) that ignite creative thinking and manifestation energy. It is also known for its communicative properties allowing you to share your brand spankin’ new ideas more readily.
FORGIVENESS - RELAXATION - HEART OPENING
Our hearts are funny little things, they act like that one friend who’s had one too many tequila shots. One second they are telling literally everyone that she “loves them soooo much”. Next, she starts crying saying she’ll, “never find anyone” like her ex and just when you think the night is over you spot her trying to get in a fight with bouncer. Needless to say, our hearts are considered our emotional centre for a reason, they feel everything intensely. Green Calcite is one of those stones that acts like a hot iron to our emotional wrinkles, smoothing everything out so our hearts aren’t acting like that friend. It opens us up to giving and receiving forgiveness as well as relaxing the heart.
HEALING - LOVE - TRANQUILITY
Sometimes fear stops us from moving on and experiencing life. Fear of the unknown, fear of getting hurt again, fear of eating delicious street food in Bali and getting gastro (again). It can seem impossible to unlock those chains of fear. The key can be Mango Calcite, it gives off a supportive and loving vibe that encourages you to try new things. Keep it near and dear to your heart and let that inner adventurer out again!
ACTIVITY - PLAYFULNESS - INNOVATION
Sports Go Sports!? Organised sport has never been our forte, but just cause you can’t throw a ball, or kick a ball, or catch a ball (cue daddy issues) doesn’t mean you can’t live your best (active) life! Activity is about getting up and out of the house, being playful and being grateful for the wonderful bodies we have that allow us to do whatever we consider activity to be. For me, that’s yoga and walking the pugs, for others that’s playing a footy match on the weekend, other’s its just getting out of the house at all. No matter what your active looks like, it’s a step in a healthy direction. Orange Calcite is a stone that can only be described as the Gatorade of the crystal world. Having it in your space empowers that playful spirit, encourages activity and discourages laziness (just remember your Netflix watch history doesn’t lie).
PASSION - SEXUALITY - CREATIVITY
Passion comes in many forms: passionate for the arts, passionate for athletics, passionate sex, (in my case an unbridled passion for eating pizza). Carnelian supports your passionate endeavours by assisting you to overcome uncomfortable circumstances with calm deliberation. It gives vitality and mental strength and increases motivation. Furthermore it has the reputation to attract financial wealth. It takes money, sex and rock and roll to a whole other level!
HEALING - UPLIFTING - FOSTERS CONNECTIONS
You know that feeling when you look at photos of crystal blue waters surrounding some far off tropical island and your mind just starts to calm down and wander off into a dream world. Celestite offers a similar VIP pass to paradise. It radiates a soft, positive energy in all directions that may be used to cleanse the surrounding environment or heal your emotional negativity. It is beneficial for calming fears or stilling a chaotic mind. Personally, we find it helps keep the mind clear and smooth for transitioning from work to meditation. It is a beautiful crystal that promotes purity of heart, hope, and good fortune. So take your time and gaze into this beautiful crystal blue gem and imagine your own personal paradise.
BALANCE - MEDITATION - UPLIFTING
Chevron Amethyst is a balanced combination of Amethyst and White Quartz, mixed together in everyone’s favourite zig-zag pattern. Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening and cleansing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving and manifesting qualities of Amethyst; honestly the best combination since champagne and OJ.
SUCCESS - COMMUNICATION - AIDS DIGESTION
So you wanna hot body? You wanna get money? Well, get Citrine b**ch! Citrine is the ‘stone of success’! Known for opening up communication between people in both the home and the workplace and attracting abundance, money, and stability; this stone is like the CEO of crystals. On top of attracting them dolla dolla bills y’all, citrine’s energy has been known to stimulate metabolism and aid in digestion. Take your drive, passion and energy and slay the day with this beautiful golden orange stone.
AWARENESS - AMPLIFICATION - CLARITY
Plug in the amp for your spiritual self! Clear Quartz cleanses negative energy like a pressure washer to your soul and amplifies feelings of peace and positive energy. Having this stone on your body or around your space increases energy, productivity and feelings of accomplishment. Shine bright like the diamond you truly are and clear some room for Clear Quartz.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - HEALING OF TRAUMA - SPIRITUAL GROWTH
FOCUS - CLARITY - POSITIVITY
Nowadays we are told we need to focus on so many things. Focus on what brings you joy (looking at you Marie Kondo). Focus on your health. Focus on your job or studies. Focus on staying positive. Eventually we become so focussed on being focussed we can’t focus properly on anything! Let me introduce you to my good friend Fluorite. Fluorite has been known to help boost positive thoughts, clear the mind and increase focus. Not to mention it’s beautiful rainbowy hues are absolutely stunning to behold.
MOTIVATION - SEXUAL ENERGY - PASSION
The candles are lit, roses petals laid out, and Pony by Ginuwine is playing in the background. Time to get down…with Garnet. The stone is notorious for increasing will-power and improves vitality (wink wink). It supports you in staying focused and motivated (oh baby). Furthermore it increases the libido and boosts passion in love relationships (oooh that’s the spot). Having Garnet around the bedroom is like having a little blue pill, (or rather red stone) but for your energies. Let’s get it on with Garnet.
GROUNDING - BALANCE - COURAGE
It’s time to attract things that are good for you and repel all that negativity. What better to attract and repel than our favourite magnetic stone, Hematite. Hematite is a grounding stone that gives protection and balance. It assists to reveal hidden aspirations and to achieve them with insistence. In addition, it enhances memory and supports to clear the thoughts. Walk out into the world like it's a catwalk for your own personal journey and watch as Hemitite protects you from the haters and attracts all that success!
HARMONY - BALANCE - GOOD LUCK
STRENGTH - PLAYFULNESS - POSITIVITY
When we are kids we laugh and play and sing; our imagination allows us to be anything or imagine the possibilities our life will have. Unfortunately, real-life can suck sometimes and stuff happens that really messes us up. In order to try and protect ourselves, we build up walls and barriers around our hearts and our imaginations. We hope that these walls will act as the walls in our home and keep us safe and warm, but sadly they are more like prison walls; emotionless and cold. Dalmatian Jasper is the Miley Cyrus wrecking ball that we all need to give us the strength we need to break down these walls. It brings us back into a place of cheeky playfulness and reminds you to bring a little fun to your day.
STRENGTH - INTUITION - PURIFICATION
Jasper is a stone of strength, no doubt about it! When you work with Jasper you can feel its grounding earthy qualities. For me, Green Jasper has a little bit more of an emotional strength about it; as a stone that is linked to the heart chakra it is not all that surprising I suppose! Instead of encouraging the masculine energy and raw power, this stone draws out the blurred line between masculine and feminine bringing out strong emotions. For some, this can be a little disconcerting, but once all your emotions are out in the open your heart feels so much lighter, stronger and stable and you become much more open to healing.
STRENGTH - CALM - PROTECTION
SECURITY - STRENGTH - GROUNDING
Red Jasper is like the Warrior 2 of the gemstone world; it is representative of strength, grounding, and security. When I look at this stone it reminds me of the red earth beneath our feet here in Australia, it has this kind of strong and ancient, yet humbling presence that you can feel being near it. Thinking about movie archetypes we often see the strong silent types like James Bond, Arya from GoT or really every single one of Liam Neeson’s roles and what makes them so powerful is not their inherent strength, but their security in their own strength, they don’t need to boast about their “specific set of skills”, but we still feel that power. That energy is encapsulated in Red Jasper, it encourages us to demonstrate our strength through our actions instead of words and fight for what we believe in.
POSITIVITY - KINDNESS - IMAGINATION
Kindness is the most attractive quality in a person. Fitting that one of the most attractive stones should be associated with kindness. At first glance, this stone might not look like much, it might even be overlooked, but put it in the spotlight and it will shine with all the colours of the rainbow. We have this stone in our living area near our window so it lights up everyday. It’s a pleasant reminder that you can find beauty and kindness in the most unexpected of places.
TRANQUILITY - HONESTY - UNDERSTANDING
We’ve all been there… Feeling like your not communicating yourself clearly, wires are getting crossed, or your emoticons, for once, can’t sum up just how you feel. Bring out your voice with a crystal that represents love, courage, and clear, honest communication; Lapis Lazuli. The great part about it is that as Lapis starts to open you up to honesty, observation and discovery you start to see through BS and gossip more clearly as well. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat! Keep it real, keep it honest and keep it kind!
SERENITY - PATIENCE - ACCEPTANCE
PROTECTION - EMPOWERMENT - EMPATHY
YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! You are a strong, independent person, who don’t need nobody else…but sometimes other people find that kind of strength and confidence intimidating. You hear the gossip mill running, and although you try not to let it get you down, it sometimes does. Malachite is a protection stone and an incredibly strong one at that. It absorbs negative energy from environmental factors like gossip, negative energy and ill intent into its lovely green swirls and radiates out positivity, power and success. This is your “cup half full” stone, taking any negative situation and turning it into opportunities for success. Feel powerful, feel strong and fee.
INSTINCTS - STRENGTH - VITALITY
Local hero! Mookaite is found only in the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia in outcroppings near Mooka Creek, the area for which it is named. It is known to the people of that area as a stone of strength and vitality, especially for mothers. Mookaite promotes an acceptance of change and seeking of new experiences it also awakens one’s natural instincts in knowing the right direction to take. All of these are great qualities for any parent. Whether you’re expecting, have a child, have a fur baby and need some extra UMPH to help you take care of yourself; this Aussie stone has you covered.
FEMININE ENERGY - STABILITY - SUBCONSCIOUS
BALANCE - EXPRESSION - CONNECTIVITY TO EARTH
REFLECTION - REPELS NEGATIVITY - EMOTIONAL GROWTH
Look deep into this Black Mirror… no, not the TV show, the crystal; Obsidian. Obsidian is epic AF with a shiny dark reflective surface. It is a stone that focuses on reflection, and when we say reflection, we don’t mean having a good look at that amazing mug of yours, but reflecting deeply about yourself and who you are. Obsidian helps us see who we are inside and what we really need to be our best selves. Keeping Obsidian in your home also helps relieve emotional distress that may be buried, ignored or forgotten. No ostrich-ing, or putting your head in the sand, anymore!
REFLECTION - EMOTIONAL GROWTH - SOOTHING
WILLPOWER - SELF-CONTROL - CONFIDENCE
Where there’s a will, there’s a way and baby I like the way you’re thinking! Black Onyx is all about having the intuition, will power and self-control to achieve goals that we have; whether they be work goals like making sure Susan gets all her paperwork signed and back on her desk by the end of the week. Fitness goals, like, running that 5km without DYING! Or personal goals, like, taking time to actually read that book that you promised yourself you were going to do. Take control of your life and get it done with confidence!
MEDITATION - POSITIVITY - DREAMING
Breathe in deeply and think about how bloody awesome you are. Breathe out all den bad vibes. Breathe in positivity and success and confidence. Breathe out toxic people and gossip. Meditating is important for your mind and soul and Opalite is a stone that can help keep you focussed while meditating. Opalite is a stone that you should have if you wish to harness and increase your personal power. It will boost your self-esteem and improve your sense of self-worth. Together with these empowering qualities, Opalite is perfect for people who are starting new adventures or moving onto a new chapter of their lives. Start that chapter off right and fresh.
CONFIDENCE - SUCCESS - MONEY
Stand tall baby, you are confident, you are a star, you are solid gold…pyrite? Pyrite is a stone of confidence and protection. It shields those who need a boost during tough times, rebuild tears in self esteem and helps them walk tall with their shoulders back, head held high and walking as if they have an invisible fan in front them at all times.
HEALING - FORGIVENESS - BONDING
Let it goooo, let it goooo, you can’t hold onto that emotional baggage anymore! It may be an ex that totally ran over your heart with a truck. It could be your fear that you are going to embarrass yourself if you ever sing again like you did at the office karaoke party. Regardless of what it is, Elsa said it best, you need to let go of fear. Rhodonite is the equivalent of bolt cutters to that emotional ball and chain you’ve been carrying around. This stone helps loosen fears hold on you and allows you to accept your past mistakes, learn from them and give it a go again.
EMOTIONAL HEALING - JOY - HAPPINESS
LOVE - OPTIMISM - COMPASSION
“You are a song, a dream, a whisper and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have” (The Notebook) I whisper lovingly to my collection of Rose Quartz. Love is a strong word. The dictionary defines love as an intense feeling of deep affection. There are very few things in this word that I truly love…I love my pugs, I love my partner, I love pizza (more than I should) and I love Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love; feelings of love, affection, happiness and peace are all attracted to its soft pink glow. Trust me when I say it’s “going to treat you so nice you’re never going to let go” (Pretty Woman). Having this stone in your home invites love and peace in. “You should be [loved] and often” (Gone With The Wind) so why not open yourself up to some love.
APPRECIATION - POWER - PASSION
CLEANSING - RECHARGING - CLARITY
Have you ever felt like you need to take a completely biodegradable cleanser and a scrub brush to your energies? If that’s the case Selenite is your new best friend. This beautiful stone is known for cleansing entire areas of negative energy and replacing it with nothing but good vibes. In fact, it is so good that it can be used to cleanse and recharge other crystals just by being near it. Never needing to be cleansed itself, you can use Selenite as your personal charging port, making your home and your body feel cleaner and calmer.
INDEPENDENCE - PROTECTION - CONFIDENCE
I feel like snakes get a real bad rap, and I kinda admire them. After hatching, they are independent, making their way in a really tough world. As they grow, they shed off their scaly skin and start fresh, larger and stronger. They can move elegantly and gracefully, but when they need to they can strike rapidly and mercilessly. They may creep some people out, but I think we could learn a thing or two from snakes: independence helps us grow, as we go through life we will struggle, but sometimes the best thing we can do is shed off our old ways of thinking and go forward a better version of ourselves and having the wisdom to know when to move away gracefully from a situation or strike head on. Although I admire snakes, my home is not the place for them, so next best thing to manifest these reptilian attributes is Serpentine. Beautiful, yet striking it encourages you to be a strong independent person that takes sh*t from nobody. Go get it!
GROUNDING - STABILITY - GRATITUDE
Girl it’s time to get grounded and grateful. Our lives flash before our eyes we don’t have time to think about all the negativity and BS that is flung at us on a daily basis. We get bogged down thinking we aren’t enough, we have to do or be better than we are and we forget about all that we do have. Smoky is here to remind you that you need to sit yo ass down and think about what you have. Smoky Quartz clears the mind of anger and jealous and focuses it specifically on what you should be grateful for.
TRUTH - INTUITION - SELF ESTEEM
Despite what you may see on Instagram, I have always struggled with my self esteem. It’s been a huge issue for me and that is why I almost always carry Sodalite around with me. This beautiful little crystal intensifies the need for truth and promotes to seeing clearly. It boosts intuition and promotes acting logically than emotionally. Furthermore, it strengthens your self-esteem. It helps you come out of your shell and say, “I’m 100% me, bitch!”. Do yourself a favour and let Sodalite help you come out of your shell, a new day of being confidently yourself is waiting.
RESILIENCE - STRENGTH - WILL-POWER
IT’S THE EYE OF THE TIGER, IT’S THE THRILL OF THE- - -…oh sorry, I didn’t see you there…how embarrassing. I guess I got carried away holding this Tigers Eye. This beautiful earthy stone increases confidence and supports resilience in stressful situations. It gives strength, luck and positive energy in times of change and helps to retain perspective. It’s like the perfect companion for a job interview, important meeting or (in my case) karaoke drinks with friends.
MOTIVATION - STIMULATION - ENCOURAGEMENT
REPELS NEGATIVITY ENERGY - PROTECTION - GROUNDING
Hide yo kids hide yo wifi! Black tourmaline is in town, by popular demand this stone is the be all and say all of protection stones. Think of your bad vibes and negativity as mosquitos that swarm around your head and occasionally bite you, draining your life energy…and this stone is like a giant can of bug spray! This is a stone that we recommend having in your home and preferably near doors. They act as a barrier for bad energy and prevent it from even entering your home. Feeling especially negative at work? Try it out as a paper weight and watch attitudes around you (including your own) change. Maybe even feeling down on the dumps yourself? CARRY SOME IN YOUR POCKETS, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS (I was doing my best Nicole Byers impersonation, go back read that in her voice). This is a stone that just changes the game.
PROTECTION - AMPLIFICATION - GOOD LUCK
FERTILITY - COMMITMENT - RELIABILITY
TRUTH - GROUNDING - PROTECTION
A protective stone used by warriors for thousands of years, Howlite is the spiritual moisturiser to a heart that’s been dried up by old emotional wounds and chronic stress. Modern life might not be a Game of Thrones episode, but it does have its share of eyebrow-raising moments. Wherever you happen to be on your journey, let Howlite be your welcome oasis in a spiritual desert.