More about gemstones

1. How do I choose a gemstone?

  • You do not need to know the exact properties of every stone in order to buy one, although this may help. Just because a gemstone is beautiful and the nicest one of a bunch doesn’t mean that it is the best gemstone for you. It is more important to be receptive and allow yourself to be drawn to a gemstone that will have meaning for you.
  • For more information about gemstone properties please click on: A-Z
  • For psycho-physical condition please click on: PPC

2. Choosing a gemstone by “first sight”

  • When you first see a range of gemstones, one will catch your eye and continue to draw your attention. This is likely to be a gemstone that will be beneficial to you. At this point you may like to trust your intuition and purchase the gemstone. If you are overwhelmed by choice, or unsure of what gemstone it was that first grabbed you, try standing quietly for a few moments with your eyes closed, and remember the reason that you needed to purchase a gemstone. When you open your eyes choose the gemstone you feel most drawn to. This will be the gemstone for you.

3. Sensing gemstones

  • All gemstones vibrate at their own frequency and some people are sensitive enough to feel these vibrations. Holding or placing your hand on a large piece of Rock Crystal (clear Quartz Crystal) is a good way to develop your sensitivity to these vibrations. Some gemstones may produce a tingling sensation on your skin. Generally a gemstone that will be beneficial to you will feel right to you even though you may not be able to describe the sensations it creates.

4. Receiving a gemstone

  • Gemstones given as a gift are a precious experience, and as you start to use more gemstones, you may begin to find them or they will find you. It is not uncommon for these gemstones to be just what you need at that given moment. It is also not uncommon to lose gemstones, and although this can be upsetting when your favorite goes missing, it is usually an indication that the gemstone has served its purpose in that situation and is no longer required.

5. Internet buying

  • When choosing a gemstone from an internet site it is not possible to touch the gemstone, so you need to take your intuition one stage further. Browse through the pictures and note which most appeals to you. You may find yourself excited by the picture of a particular gemstone, with a powerful urge to touch and feel it and a sense of frustration that you cannot. If you feel that, you very much want that gemstone to be a part of your life, it is likely that on some level it has something to offer you.

6. Clearing your gemstones

  • Gemstones can collect various forms of energy from emotions, thought, touch and many other sources. When other people handle your gemstone, they leave their energy imprint on the gemstone. This is not bad, however in order to make your gemstone truly yours we suggest that you remove the stored vibration. This is known as clearing the gemstone. It is a good idea to clear your gemstones when you first get it, after you use it for any healing work, or whenever you feel that the gemstone lacks light, luster, and energy.

7. A few methods on how to clear your gemstones:

  • 1.Breath – hold the gemstone in your dominant hand or in both your hands. Focus your thoughts on the gemstone with the intention that it will become free of all negative energy. As you hold this thought, inhale through your nose and exhale forcefully through your mouth. Your breath carries your intention to clear your gemstone. Remember to use your intuition to determine when your gemstone needs clearing.
  • 2.Sea Salt Method – bury the gemstone in sea salt overnight in a ceramic or glass container. You may also put your gemstone in a container of water and sea salt. Use your intuition to determine how much salt you need and how long you want to leave the gemstone in the solution (usually one to three days). Wash all salt off the gemstone after clearing.
  • 3.Smudging – burn cedar and sage leaves and pass your crystal through the smoke. Cedar and sage may be purchased in most shops that specialize in herbs. This method is excellent for clearing your crystal as well as yourself and your environment.

8. Working with gemstones

  • Even if all you do with your gemstone is keeping it near you, you will begin to notice changes in yourself. Gemstones amplify and balance even the most subtle mental energy. Just having gemstones in your environment can improve the quality of your life. When we consciously work with gemstones we can accomplish anything that the mind can imagine.
  • Gemstones have been helpful in improving memory, helping plants to grow, healing animals, contacting spirit guides and in communicating with the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. One particularly powerful way to work with gemstones is through the use of affirmations.

9. Affirmations

  • To affirm means to make firm. Affirmations are one of the most powerful methods we can use to change the quality of our lives and to create the things we want. An affirmation is a declaration or a thought which creates a desired result. What we think or believe about ourselves and the world becomes our reality. Pay attention to your affirmations, not only to avoid repetitions, but to actually hear what you’re saying.
  • We have been giving ourselves affirmations all our lives – only we weren’t aware of it. Anything we say or think to ourselves is an affirmation. Anything anyone else says to us is an affirmation if we accept it and believe it. When we’re not aware of the process and the power of that which we think and believe about ourselves and our world we affirm a lot of things which don’t serve us well.
  • We are all carrying around basic core beliefs. Some of them are non-supportive things that we learned early in childhood from parents, teachers and friends. Becoming aware of these unconscious affirmations is the first step to dissolving them. Be conscious of your negative thoughts. One way to do this is to create positive affirmations.

10. Programming Your Gemstone

  • Your thoughts, visualizations and feelings have an energetic charge. When you program a gemstone to assist you in manifesting your desires and dreams you put that energetic charge into your gemstone. Although Quartz Crystals are usually the preferred gemstones for programming you can use many others (Citrine for abundance, Rose Quartz for a situation which calls for love, Aquamarine or Turquoise for creativity, Aventurine for physical health…).
  • Hold the gemstone in both hands and gaze into it, making contact with the gemstone. Start breathing with deep long breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling forcefully through your mouth. Concentrate on what you want to program into the gemstone (a new job, good health, a better relationship…). As you inhale, see a visual image of what you want. Imagine how it feels to have it and repeat an affirmation. With each exhale send your desire into the gemstone. Your intention has now been programmed into the gemstone. This vibration is stored in the gemstone until you clear it and replace it with a new intention.

11. Recharge yourself

  • One of the organs in our body that responds to crystals is the thymus. Its location is about 15 cm down from the throat, at the center of the chest. This is also the location of the heart chakra. The thymus is considered to be the seat of the soul or the seat of wisdom in the body.
  • The best type of crystal to use for recharging yourself is a Quartz crystal (Rock Crystal). Rock Crystal is very powerful but also gentle, stable and balanced. It is also a very good conductor of electromagnetic energy with a natural termination.
  • If you are feeling stressed or your energy might be low, hold or wear a Rock Crystal near the thymus. This can be a good self-recharging technique. The thymus is most active during a childhood and declines after adulthood. Nourish your thymus and keep it active and healthy for longer. Listen to good uplifting music, meditate and use crystals to help stimulate and keep your thymus in better shape than it normally would be.
  • Another way to recharge yourself is to hold two Rock Crystals in your hand. This method will allow the energy to flow in and out of your body. It is also important to use the masculine and the feminine type of Rock Crystal. You can use your pendulum to determine masculine and feminine type of your crystals.
  • Right handed – your right hand is the masculine, and your left hand is the feminine.
    Left handed – your right hand is feminine, and your left hand is masculine.
  • In your masculine hand hold the Rock Crystal pointing outwards, and in your feminine hand hold the Rock Crystal pointing inwards or towards your body for 5 minutes.

12. How do I pick a gemstone according to numerology?

  • Numerology is a science of numbers which dates back to ancient cultures. Gemstones can also be selected according to a Numerology chart.  Numerologists believe that every number responds to its own unique energy source. When you wear a gemstone associated with your personal number, you will be able to tap into your hidden inner energy.

Use the following calculation below to find out what number represents your life path. If you were born on 10.11.1980 it should look like this:

  • Add the numbers from your day of birth: 11 = 1+1= 2
  • Add the numbers from your month of birth: 10= 1+0= 1
  • Add the numbers from your year of Birth: 1980=1+9+8+0= 18
  • Add the results of the final numbers for the day, month and year of birth: 2+1+18= 21 (2+1=3)
  • Or simply add all numbers together: 1+1+1+0+1+9+8+0=21 (2+1=3)
  • Number 3 – Amazonite – good for communication and creativity

Gemstone number


Basic signification



courage and strength



security, diplomacy, self-confidence



communication and creativity



balance, stability, well being



peace, courage and tolerance


Blue Quartz

harmony and light



inner light and spirituality



material success and self-confidence


Rose Quartz

unconditional love and friendship

13. Horoscope

AQUARIUS 20.1. – 18.2.

  • Agate, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Aventurine, Citrine, Topaz, Garnet, Hematite, Amber, Jasper, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Larimar, Obsidian, Sapphire, Falcon Eye, Turquoise, Tourmaline, Jade

PISCES 19.2. – 20.3.

  • Aquamarine, Amethyst, Fluorite, Hematite, Rock Crystal, Coral, Moonstone, Opal, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise, Jade

ARIES 21.3. – 19.4.

  • Amethyst, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Garnet, Heliotrope, Hematite, Jasper, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Tanzanite, Jade

TAURUS 20.4. – 20.5.

  • Agate, Amazonite, Chrysophrase, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Rutile, Sapphire, Emerald, Sodalite, Turquoise, Jade

GEMINI 21.5. – 20.6.

  • Agate, Aquamarine, Charoite, Chrysophrase, Rock Crystal, Moonstone, Onyx, Rutile, Sapphire, Emerald, Tiger’s Eye, Jade

CANCER 21.6. – 22.7.

  • Aventurine, Chrysophrase, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Larimar, Moonstone, Opal, Ruby, Emerald, Falcon’s Eye, Tiger’s Eye

LEO 23.7. – 22.8.

  • Amazonite, Aventurine, Bronzite, Garnet, Amber, Jasper, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Labradorite, Larimar, Onyx, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Topaz, Tourmaline

VIRGO 23.8. – 22.9.

  • Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Charoite, Garnet, Amber, Jasper, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Labradorite, Moonstone, Onyx, Rutile, Sapphire, Emerald, Tourmaline, Jade

LIBRA 23.9. – 22.10.

  • Bronzite, Charoite, Chrysophrase, Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone, Opal, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Emerald, Sodalite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Jade

SCORPIO 23.10. – 21.11.

  • Aquamarine, Amazonite, Amethyst, Charoite, Garnet, Chrysophrase, Jasper, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Coral, Labradorite, Malachite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Opal, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Topaz, Turquoise

SAGITTARIUS 22.11. – 21.12.

  • Amethyst, Charoite, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Sodalite, Falcon’s Eye, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Turquoise

CAPRICORN 22.12. – 19.1.

  • Agate, Amethyst, Fluorite, Garnet, Hematite, Rock Crystal, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Obsidian, Onyx, Ruby, Falcon’s Eye, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline

**Please note that all healing or metaphysical properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.