We specialize in NATURAL Gemstones. Synthetic or dyed gemstones are thought to have little to
no mystical or magical powers while natural, untreated gemstones have been given these attributes
throughout the millenia by a multitude of cultures. We provide information on the legends
associated with all our gemstones. Whether you believe or not, we still think its fun! Below are some
frequently asked questions about the Esoteric properties of natural gemstones.
What is a Chakra
Hindu Ayuvedic and many Healing Touch and other
Natural Healers believe the body has several energy vortex points in the body.
This energy is sometimes called Prana or Ch'i and refers to
the life energy that runs through us all. Sometimes Chakra energy is
over-active and needs to be subdued. Other times a Chakra may close itself off
from painful experiences and need opening. Some gems, stones and crystals are
thought to help clear the energy and keep it moving in a healthy way
through the body.
Where are these Chakras?
The 1st Chakra is at the base of the spine, called the
Root Chakra and is key to the foundation in your life--security,
the physical plane. The 2nd Chakra, called the Sacral Chakra
located between the naval and the pubic bone, governs the kidneys, colds and
spleen. It's also key to the life force and sexual activity. The 3rd Chakra,
called the Naval Chakra rules the Liver, Stomach and Pancreas and
is located approximately at the Naval. It is thought to govern gut instinct,
energy reserves. The 4th Chakra is called the Heart Chakra, sits
at heart level and governs the Lungs, Heart and Lymph nodes. It is thought
important for self-love, love of others and spirituality. From this Chakra comes emotional balance.
The 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, lies at the throat, and governs the Thyroid and Parathyroid. It is thought
important in balancing female-male (yin-yang) energies and in communicating.
The 6th Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is located in the
middle of the forehead and governs the Nerves and Endocrine System. From there
psychic powers emanate, and it's where the ability to meditate comes from. The
final 7th Chakra, is called the Crown Chakra and sits atop the
head. It is said to govern metabolism and your basic cell composition. This
Chakra is said to bring us one-ness with God and the universe. Here is more information
Chakras, Chakra gemstones and Self-Help.
What Do Gemstones and Crystals have
to do with Chakras?
stones are thought to be in tune with Chakras and have either a
subduing effect or an opening effect.
"Why would a Chakra need opening or
Chakra would need subduing if the energy was running astray. For instance, if
the 5th Throat Chakra had run away energy, perhaps the person talks too much,
or says things they don't mean. They'd like to stop this. Sapphire, Aquamarine
and Turquoise are said to subdue 5th Chakra energy and a Sapphire, Aquamarine
or Turquoise necklace could help. On the other side, someone
has a tough time talking, doesn't want to communicate--even refuses to. This
could indicate the 5th Chakra has closed. Kyanite, Blue Topaz and Azurite are
thought to open the 5th Chakra. Closed/Over-active Chakras are thought to
occur from unresolved painful experiences in our lives.
What wrist should I wear my
right-handed persons, energy is said to come INTO the body through the left
side. Energy is sent OUT the right side. For instance, say you purchased a
Turquoise bracelet for luck. I would suggest wearing it on the left wrist (to
receive the luck of the universe). For left-handers,
the polarity is reversed (i.e., wear the bracelet on the right and use the