The most common number of stones used in divination is 13. Each attribution can be represented by a few to several different stones. Here is a selection of stone attributions I use, with suggested stones to represent each attribution. Underlines stones are the ones shown from my collection.
SUN: Power, masculine nature, energy of personality, the Conscious Self, Success, Ego issues, Confidence, arrogance, leadership, Intelligence, Learning, The God. Suggested stones: Citrine, Amber, Tiger-eye, Chrysolite, Topaz, Goldstone.
MOON: Intuition, Feminine nature, dreams, motherhood, nurturance, the High Self, energy of awareness, feelings, depression, sensitivity issues, inner life, the Goddess. Suggested stones: Moonstone, Pearl, White Jasper, Abalone, Mother of Pearl, Clear Quartz.
MERCURY: Communication, transformation, journeys, logic, impulsiveness, cooperation, language, compromise, manipulation, androgyny. Suggested stones: Amethyst, sodalite, crazylace agate, peacock, copper, pyrite, opal.
MARS: Aggressiveness, assertiveness, anger, conflict, strength, movement, persistence, force, the Warrior, projects, internal confusion. Suggested stones: Carnelian, spinel, red jasper, copper, garnet, bloodstone.
VENUS: Love, children, friendships, peacemaking, beauty, creativity, the Maiden, sensuality, selfishness, childishness, conceit. Suggested stones: Coral, malachite, aquamarine, rose quartz, aventurine, jade.
JUPITER: Goals, wealth, success, benevolence, the All-Father, opportunity, gifts, health, expansion, luck, carelessness, overconfidence, drunkenness, irresponsibility. Suggested stones: Lapis, turquoise, tourmaline, sapphire, peridot, herkimer, diamond, Aventurine.
SATURN: Limitation, opposition, convention, rules, order, wisdom of the ancients, the Crone, lessons, past life influences, endings, interference, difficulties, caution. Suggested stones: Onyx, hematite, smoky quartz, jet, obsidian, lodestone.
HOME: Immediate surroundings, family, coven, clan or close friends, deepest aspirations (the home of the heart), money, possessions. Suggested stones: Granite, petrified wood, moss agate, sandstone, bone, acorn.
LIFE: Physical and mental health, career, aspirations, commitments, responsibilities, schooling, happiness or unhappiness of the querent, life circumstances. Suggested stones: Ruby, bloodstone, carnelian, Apache tears, garnet, red jasper, onichite.
LUCK: Unexpected happenings both good and bad, fate, Karma. Suggested stones: Snowflake obsidian, fire agate, holey stone, fossil, amber with inclusions.
LOVE: Relationship, significant other, passion, self-love, perhaps a dedication or cause. Suggested stones: Rose quartz, coral, blue topaz, ruby, blue lace agate, pearl, abalone.
NEWS: Letters, visits, information coming without being sought for, family happenings, rites of passage, surprises. Suggested stones: Any variegated, streaked or spotted stone. Jasper leopard.
MAGIC: One's personal spiritual practice, religion, philosophy, dreamwork, trance journeying, magickal practice, The placement of this stone also indicates the most significant factors in a stonecasting which is done with a question in mind, or delineates the focus of a general reading. Suggested stones: selenite, purple jasper, peacock copper, fire opal, smoky quartz, blue lace agate.
READING THE PATTERNS:
TIGHT CLUSTER OF STONES: Blockage, interference.
LOOSE CLUSTER: Area of concentration....work here is suggested
SPIRAL: Matter actively moving to resolution.
CIRCLES: Continuing situation, ongoing circumstance, related ideas.
STRAIGHT LINE: Direct action, assertion, ''taking steps''. Beginning or end of the matter.
TRIANGLES: Interactions, units, connections among people or matters.
ARROW OR ANGLE SHAPE: Heart of the matter. Pay attention to the stone or stones to which the arrow is pointing.
CURVED LINE: Change of focus or direction. Half-circles may indicate the splitting up of or moving away from a group or situation.
LINE INTERSECTING A GROUP OF STONES: Outside influence, new factor in the matter.
CONCENTRATIONS OF DARK COLORED STONES: Concerns of spirit, positive influences.
CONCENTRATIONS OF LIGHT COLORED STONES: Concerns of spirit, positive influences.
ONE STONE BY ITSELF: Solitude is necessary to resolve the matter. If the stone you have by itself is the magic stone, Divine intervention may be called for.
ALL STONES FALL IN A SINGLE CLUSTER: Not enough information--rephrase the question.
Agate - Courage, strength, love, protection, longevity, gardening & healing
Alexandrite - Luck, love, spiritual transformation, joy.
Amazonite - Success, joy, self expression. This will awaken the heart and throat Chakras.
Amber - Luck, healing, strength, protection, beauty, love.
Amethyst - Courage, psychic healing, dreams, removing additions, peace, happiness, love. This stone opens the crown Chakra.
Apache Tear - Protection, luck, divination, healing.
Azurite - Psychic energy, dreams, divination, healing, concentration, transformation.
Beryl - Energy, love, healing, psychic awareness, protection.
Bloodstone - Courage, strength, victory, wealth, self-confidence, business & legal affairs. Also will stop bleeding. Helps to regulate the first four Chakra's.
Calcite - Centering, grounding, purification, money, peace - calms all fears.
Carnelian - courage, increase sexual energy, verbal skills, peace, alleviates jealously, apathy, fear & rage.
Celestite - Verbal skills, healing, compassion, calming, aids in personal growth.
Clear Quartz - Super energy booster when used with other stones and metals, protection, healing, psychism, meditation, scrying/divination & lactation.
Chrysoprase - Prosperity, Luck, happiness, friendship, protection, healing.
Citrine - Psychic powers, protection, creativity, sexual energy, also deflects nightmares.
Coral - Healing, menstruation, agriculture, protection, peace, wisdom.
Diamond - Courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental & sexual energy/abilities.
Emerald - Prosperity, mental & psychic abilities, dreams, meditation, visual acuity, love peace, inner/outer balance. Opens the heart Chakra.
Flint - Protection, healing, divination.
Fossils - Elemental power, past-life regression, protection & longivity.
Garnet - Strength, physcial energy, healing, protection, purification, compassion. Opens the root & crown Chakra's.
Geode - Fertility, childbirth, meditation, freedom of the spirit, psychic ability, dreams & astral travel.
Hematite - Grounding, Calming, healing, divination, intuition, psysical strength & aids restful sleep.
Jade - Healing, protection, wisdom, prosperity, epace, love, long life, fertility & courage.
Jasper - Healing, protection, health, beauty, energy.
Jet - Protection, anti-nightmare, luck, divination, health, & healing.
Kunzite - Creativity, communication, peace, balance, relaxation & grounding.
Lapis Lazuli - Courage, joy, love, fidelity, psychic abilities, protection, healing, beauty & prosperity.
Lava - Protection, divination, gardening & past life regression.
Lepidolite - Peace, spriituality, physical strength, luck, protection, psychic abilities, emotional balance. Deflects nightmares.
Malachite - Power, energy, protection, love, peace, success in business, vision quests & gardening.
Marble - Protection, success.
Moldavite - Psychic abilities, mental and emotional balance.
Moonstone - Grounding, love, divination, sleep, gardening, protection, youth, harmony, magick, travel.
Mother of Pearl - Protection, wealth, water magick, weather.
Obsidian - Grounding, divination, protection. Repels any negativity.
Onyx - Emotional balance, self control, binding magick, protection from someone else's magick & strength.
Opal - Beauty prosperity, luck, power, psychic abilities, visual acuity, emotional balance. (This is the only stone that represents all of the elements.)
Pearl - Love, wealth, protection, luck.
Peridot - Protection, prosperity, sleep, health, emotional balance, intuition.
Petrified Wood - Longevity, past life regression, healing, protection.
Rose Quartz - Love, peace, happiness, healing - especially in emotional matters.
Rhodochrosite - Energy, peace, calm, love mental activity.
Rhodonite - Peace, mental clarity, memory, confidence. Opens the crown Chakra.
Ruby - Prosperity, power, courage, integirty, joy. Also deflects nightmares.
Sapphire - Psychic abilities, inspiration, love, mediation, peace, healing, power prosperity, protection.
Smoky Quartz - Healing, directing & absorbing energy, altered states of being.
Sodalite - Healing, meditation, wisdom, calm, grounding, stress reducer.
Sunstone - Protection, energy, health, passion, sexuality.
Tiger's Eye - Courage, prosperity, protection, energy, luck, wisdom, honesty, divination & reduces depression.
Topaz - Protection, healing, dieting, prosperity, love, emotional balance, tranquility, balance, creativity.
Tourmaline - Love, friendship, prosperity, business, peace, sleep, energy, courage, protection, inspiration. This opens the center or sixth Chakra.
Turquoise - Courage, protection, prosperity, luck, friendship, healing, communication, happiness, emotional balance, astral travel, weather. This stone strengthens all the Chakra's.
Zircon - Protection (especially from theft), beauty, love, peace, sexual energy, healing, mental alertness, emotional balance.