I just thought I would share some information with you on some of my favorite stones, and why I love working with them.
Celestite: This crystal is clear, but sometimes takes on a blue or gray hue depending on the density and other minerals that get mixed into the formation. This stone is fascinating to me due to the high vibrations it gives off. Unlike any other stone I have ever used, I can actually feel a pulling sensation when holding it. When placed on the crown of the head and left during meditation, it is said to clean and balance all the chakras. To be honest, I have no clue if it truly works for that. However, when warn it will often make one dizzy after 5-15 minutes. When I use it, I do notice an improvement in my communication, balance and overall health. It is said to be a way of connecting with the divine, and to enhance psychic awareness. The more I use it, the more layers I see in auras. It is also reputed to be wonderful for cleansing and balancing the energy in a room, and is self cleansing.
Smokey Quartz: This stone is wonderful for anyone suffering from excessive stress, depression and/or nightmares. When warn about the neck, it helps you to care less about how others view you. It is known as a veiling stone. It can help one to hide their energy and emotions from others. When placed in a dream pillow, or tied on to a dream catcher, it helps to relieve nightmares. It also helps to aide in sexual issues in relationships. When feeling upset or depressed, I would hold onto this stone and push my frustrations into it, to be cleansed out at a later point. Then I would visualize the smokey "fog" within the stone enveloping me as a way of shielding me from other pain or upset. It helps to act as a filter for the unwanted energy of others.
Tigers eye: As beautiful as the real thing. The stone is named for both appearing like a tigers eye, and carrying with it the qualities of the magnificent feline. It is said to help enhance enhance the sight, drawing one away from illusion. Being a variety of quartz it magnifies and strengthens. Because of its ability to balance and calm the mind, it helps aid in success throughout life. Personally I have found that meditating while staring into and past the stone helps clarify things. It has not helped for everything, but when I would have a question bugging me and nothing else seemed to help, often I would find that this meditation would let me find the truth.
As I spend more time working and meditating with other stones, I will most likely have to add to this post :D