Healing & Magickal Properties of Gemstones Q-S

Quartz Cat's Eye
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Quartz Cat's Eye Quartz Cat's Eye is usually referred to as Cat's Eye, but this name is not entirely correct. The only stone that has the 'right' to call itself just Cat's Eye is the Cat's Eye variety of Chrysoberyl, all other stones that display the cat's eye effect should be preceded by the name of the gemstone. This stone is also called Bull's Eye or Red Tiger's Eye. Quartz Cat's Eye is suited for school going children because it activates concentration. Next to that this stone may be used, just like all 'eye' stones, to ameliorate the eyes and to dispel and heal ailments of the eyes as well. Quartz Cat's eye is a stone that stimulates courage and gives one a sense of safety. It may also be used to heal diseases of the bronchial tract, like asthma, pneumonia and tuberculosis. This stone positively influences the muscles, nerves and motor skills. Quartz Cat's Eye may be used to heal and diminish neuritis, neuralgia and cramps. This stone also positively influences bones and joints.

Rhodochrosite
Chemical Composition: Mn[CO3]
Rhodochrosite Rhodochrosite enhances creativity, intuition, helps meditation and gives mental rest. The stone calms restlessness and confusion and promotes a good energy flow. This mineral has given excellent results when used on Parkinson's patients and Multiple Sclerosis patients, relieves in case of arthritis, against spiritlessness. Helps its wearer to get started in the morning and strengthens the whole body. Against asthma and stuffy nose, threshold fear and other fears, strengthens the memory. An excellent stone for children, they become lively and optimistic when they wear this stone. Because this stone has a soothing nature it can be used for a bath to relieve stress, put a piece of Rhodochrosite in the tub or wear the stone while you bathe. Rhodochrosite attracts love and therefore can be used in love spells.

Rhodonite
Chemical Composition: CaMn4(SiO3)5
Rhodonite Rhodonite promotes the oxygen flow in the lungs and protects the bronchial tubes and is an excellent stone against Parkinson's disease, eases changes, against depression, stimulates hearing, bones and lungs, against fear and for self respect. The stone eases pains caused by cramps, irritability without a specific reason, enhances the memory. Rhodonite stimulates personal development and personal insight. In magick this stone is used because of its peaceful vibrations and to see things in perspective.

Rhyolite
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Rhyolite Rhyolite protects all organs that are regulated by the vegetative nervous system, as well as the vegetative nervous system. The production of the hormones in the glands is stimulated and harmonised by this stone. It may give relief in sciatica, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. Rhyolite may also be used for ailments of the skin and rashes. It is a stone that promotes change, diversity and progress, and it makes its wearer creative. Rhyolite's energies are most suited for meditations.

Rose Quartz
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Rose Quartz Rose Quartz stimulates the good in mankind, promotes love and art, makes creative, helps when one is homesick, softens the emotional life, against exasperation. An excellent stone for children. Makes one appreciate beauty, painting, poetry and music, makes us fall in love and enthusiastic, heals emotional wounds, comforts, good for the heart, gives inner peace and joy for life, learns us to forgive. For dyslexia, cures and stops diarrhea, stomach cramps, intestinal problems and gets rid of small worms.

Rubellite or Pink or Red Tourmaline
Chemical Composition: Na(Li,Al)3Al6(OH)4(BO3)3Si6O18
Rubellite Rubellite gives one more power, especially in the morning when one has to get up and doesn't feel like it. Use in case of head colds and asthma attacks, diminishes the formation of kidney stones, against rashes and itching, diminishes pain caused by rheumatism, stimulates the healing of skin problems and against cramps. Use when you suffer from insomnia. Will give you a positive outlook and against behavioral problems, dejection, over-sensitivity and will-lessness. Diminishes irritability, shyness and memory problems.
Also see: Tourmaline.

Ruby
Chemical Composition: Al2O2
Ruby This gemstone dispels melancholy, and protects against miscarriages if worn during the 2nd until the 4th month of the pregnancy. Ruby gives the unborn child vital strength and makes sure that the expecting mother stays active. Helps against fatigue, gives strength and courage and promotes will power. Good for stomach, against flatulence, headaches, pain in general, fever, nightmares, has a positive influence on the active higher thinking, strengthens intuition and creativity. Ruby is an activating stone and heals pancreatic problems, liver problems and kidney problems, use in case of diabetes, against all problems related to the nervous system and stimulates the ovaries and testicles. In magick Rubies are used to attract protection, strength, power, joy and wealth.

Rutilated Quartz Rutilated Quartz
Chemical Composition: SiO2 + TiO2
Rutilated Quartz is an excellent stone when you suffer from bronchitis, asthma, coughs, pneumonia, whooping cough, stimulates and cleanses the bronchial tubes and lungs. This stone promotes action and strengthens the immune system, brain, promotes a long life and against depression.

Sapphire
Chemical Composition: Al2O2
Sapphire Sapphire is the stone of faithfulness and is frequently used in engagement rings. It promotes sincerity, strengthens intuition, eyes, use in case of eye-disease and glaucoma. Against fever, melancholy, insomnia, shingles, nervousness, kidney problems, ulcers. Sapphire gets rid of poison in the body. This stone attracts good people, gives pure thoughts, protects against bad influences and false friends, brings help in need. Sapphire lowers the blood pressure, against indecision, stress and gives its wearer peace of mind. Against black magic and protects against captivity."
Star Sapphire
The Star Sapphire is a rare variety of the Sapphire, because of needles that have formed in a parallel pattern inside the stone, the light is refracted which causes a white star inside the stone, a very impressive phenomenon. This stone is seen as a stone of wisdom and happiness. It helps one to organise one's thoughts and protects against false friends and unfaithful lovers. The Star Sapphire holds all of Sapphire's good properties, but is much more potent than the 'regular' Sapphire. It may be used to treat patients suffering from serious ailments, i.e. Parkinson's disease, and will also help with the trembling of this illness.

Sard
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Sard helps overcome infections and inner sores in the intestinal tract and brain. This stone can also bring relief in case of meningitis. Sard stabilizes the blood pressure and can be used in case of high blood pressure as well as low blood pressure. Protects against bed wetting, stimulates liver and gall bladder functions, heals ailments of the liver like yellow fever and hepatitis. Use in case of diarrhea, throwing up and fever. Protects its wearer against false friends and stimulates friendship. Sard is used in defensive magick and to attract protection.

Sardonyx
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Sardonyx Sardonyx is a combination of Onyx with reddish brown Sard and displays reddish brown and white layers, in some cases also black layers are visible in the stone. This stone was used in the past, and even today, to cut cameos and intaglios. For this the two colours of the stone were used, just like with Bandonyx, Chalcedony and Onyx. Sardonyx makes its wearer a pleasant person, it attracts friends and promotes self control and marital bliss. This stone also promotes success in legal matters. On the physical level this stone protects against bites, stings, pain, infections and poison. In the past Sardonyx was used to dispel the 'evil eye'. Sardonyx is a grounding stone.

Schцrl or Black Tourmaline
Chemical Composition: NaFe3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4
Schorl Schцrl neutralizes energies that are emitted by electrical suppliances and computer and television screens. It stops the growth of cancerous cells, for nervousness, blood-poisoning and infectious diseases, promotes eloquence and inspiration, reconsiles friends, dispels enemies, protects against flu, for gall, kidneys, lymph nodes, and brings order in ones love life. Protects against all injuries, for self esteem, against nervousness. Also this stone is an excellent helper for those that have dyslexia. Also see: Tourmaline.

Selenite
Selenite Chemical Composition: CaSO4 + 2H2O
Selenite is a variety of Gypsum and positively influences the sex organs, like the prostate, uterus and ovaries. Because of this quality this stone is most suited for women during pregnancy, it protects the unborn child, but it also protects the mother against cramps and other ailments during pregnancy, this tone also strengthens the placenta and this makes this stone indispensable for anyone who is pregnant. Also vomiting and nausea in the first trimester will diminish by wearing this stone. Selenite can also be used to correct diseases and malformations of the skeleton, and during pregnancy it may be used to diminish the chances of any of these diseases. On the spiritual level, this stone is used to invoke visions.
Please note! A note is in order. Never try to cleanse this stone with water! Because Selenite is a Gypsum variety, this may harm the stone!! Also one should be careful with this stone, because of its scanty hardness it can easily be scratched.

Serpentine
Serpentine Chemical Composition: Mg6(OH)8Si4O10
Serpentine activates the thymus gland and therefore it stimulates the immune system as well as the hormones in the body. Serpentine activates the production of the red blood cells, the haemoglobin and the plasma. This stone protects the heart, the kidneys and the lungs for illness and infections. This stone also has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels and can therefore be used in cases of hypoglycaemia and diabetes. Other than that Serpentine raises the Kundalini and teaches its wearer that the world does not exist because of material things and opens the heart to spirituality.

Smokey Quartz
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Smokey Quartz Smokey Quartz is the ideal stone to help someone quit smoking and makes its wearer steadfast in making decisions. Promotes concentration, gives one the strength and power to realize ones dreams. For connective tissue, pancreas, ovaries, testicles, heart, muscles, kidneys, nerves, against depression, whooping cough and is a grounding stone. Smokey Quartz protects against thoughtless actions and connects its wearer to the earth, this is why it is an excellent talisman in difficult situations.

Soapstone
Chemical Composition: Mg3(OH)2Si4O10
Soapstone Soapstone can be used to diminish and cure itching, eczema and skin rashes, for this it is best to gently rub a piece of Soapstone over the irritated skin. This stone may also be used to diminish irritations and skin rashes caused by stinging nettles and poison ivy, but also for sun burns and allergies. A very interesting property of Soapstone is that it can make wrinkles disappear, for this rub a piece of Soapstone on your wrinkles on a daily basis. Soapstone is also used to stimulate the liver and gall bladder. This stone also assist you to get used to new situations and to embark on new adventures and challenges.

Sodalite
Chemical Composition: Na8[Cl2(AlSiO4)6]
Sodalite Sodalite sooths restlessness, promotes faithfulness, intuition and the third eye, against high blood pressure. Sodalite harmonizes, strengthens the nerves, is grounding and promotes self faithfulness. Also Sodalite gives one the courage to stand behind ones own opinions and to realize goals. For lymph nodes, brain, against x-ray radiation and promotes vitality. Puts one at ease especially those that suffer from nervous disorders. For pancreas, liver, kidneys, ovaries and testicles. Against ringing ears and dizzy spells. For a healthy sleep, against irritability, exhaustion, fears and strengthens self esteem. In magick Sodalite is used for healing, peace and wisdom. Sodalite is also an excellent meditation stone.

Sphalerite
Chemical Composition: ZnS
Sfalerite or Blende Sphalerite or Blende may be used to heal and diminish ovarian infections and inflammations, but may also be used to dispel other ailments of the female reproductive system. It does not only influence the female sex organs, but also the male reproductive system can be positively influenced by wearing or the laying on of this stone. Because this stone contains Sulphur it also positively influences the skin, especially in cases of eczema and acne. Do you want to spice up your sex life? Sphalerite can help, it is an erotic stone! Sphalerite may also be used in meditations and trances.

Spinel Spinel
Chemical Composition: MgAl2O4
Spinel has been confused with Ruby in the past. This stone has a positive influence on the muscles and nerves, which is why it may be used to dispel neuritis and to heal painful and torn muscles. This stone also protects you against fears.

Staurolite
Staurolite Chemical Composition: Al4Fe(O)OH(SiO4)2
Staurolite is also called Cross Stone or Faery Stone, and has been used for protection for centuries, the name Staurolite is derived from the Greek stauros, which signifies cross. In magick Staurolite is used to symbolise the four elements, but also to attract health, protection and money. On the physical level this stone may be used to heal headaches and diseases of the vegetative nervous system. Staurolite brings its wearer back on earth, with both feet, and therefore it is most suited for those that have the tendency to overdo things in like overactive imagination, phantasma etc.

Sugilite
Chemical Composition: KNa2(FeMnAl)2Li3Si12O30
Sugilite Sugilite is the only stone for those that have been infected with the AIDS virus, this stone protects you against the HIV virus, and is the only gemstone that can heal this disease in the first stages. Extraordinary results with HIV patients have been reported in the US! Sugilite promotes rest and calm when someone has strong spiritual experiences. The stone is protective and harmonizing, gives one a deep sleep. Gives power and stabilizes, dispels doubt and teaches self control and humility. For heart and heals scars. Against headaches, anemia, paleness and painful menstruations, promotes healing after illness and enhances the blood flow in the brain. Dispels stress and infections.
Sugilite is also called the New Age Stone.

Sunstone Sunstone
Chemical Composition: (Na,Ca)Al(Si,Al)3O8
Sunstone is an excellent companion during meditation. Against allergy, hernia, osteoporosis, tooth decay and stimulates the healing of bones. Strengthens the heart, back, the eyes and kidneys, against gloom and melancholy, rejuvinates vital strength. Against anemia and abnormal menstruation. Supports pregnancy and promotes breast feeding. Dispells unrest, irritability and over exhaustion.

Medical Disclaimer

Although gemstones can help the healing process, we would like to stress that if you have severe and persistent complaints you should consult your G.P. or specialist! Gemstone therapy cannot replace medication. The remedies listed on this website are given as information, not as prescriptions or medical advice and GemstoneDeva.com cannot be held responsible for your choice to use gemstones instead of consulting a specialist or G.P. Should you choose to use a natural method or gemstone therapy for treating your ailments, the legal responsibility is your own.