Metaphysical Stones and Their Meanings with Pictures

Nature abounds in miraculous creations that bring healing energy to all who seek it. Through the ages, tiny crystals have multiplied and combined to form a variety of stones with unique powers and features that remedy ailments, instill empowerment, and deliver clarity. Sages in these timeless arts have documented these metaphysical stones and their meanings with pictures, allowing future generations to benefit from their healing spirit, selectively choosing which stones they need.

Different Stones and How They Work

In the medicinal realm, hundreds of tinctures, ointments, and elixirs exist to aid in sickness, pain, and healing. The crystalline realm is no different, and from it, you can add to a lifelong self-care routine easily and seamlessly. As you begin this journey towards rejuvenation and well-being, take time to familiarize yourself with some of the more common stones and their particular powers.

  • Agate – Available in a variety of colors and forms, agate is an ancient stone that calms inner stress and delivers a grounding and stabilizing energy.
  • Amethyst– Full of wisdom and imbuing a sense of clarity and fulfillment, protection stones such as amethyst guard the psyche and help clear away resistance and fear.
  • Basalt– Issued forth from volcanic activity, basalt has a balancing nature that brings with it a spark of life and vitality like the lava from whence it came.
  • Copper– A harbinger of brighter times and positive outlooks, copper is known for good fortune and enduring stamina for your personal pursuits.
  • Emerald– Straight from the heart, emerald has long been associated with the purity of love and the compassionate kindness that this emotion requires for its existence.
  • Garnet– Motivating and vibrant, garnet is a beacon of health and order in a world that often brings levels of chaos and despair.
  • Jasper– Regardless of its varying appearance, jasper is always full of potential, ushering forth the power to open the mind and the realization of personal aspirations.
  • Lapis Lazuli– The dazzling blue color of this stone clearly communicates its soothing nature and the peaceful strength that lies beneath the surface.
  • Malachite– The healer’s stone. It is good for all types of pain. It helps with depression and manic depression. It is also a money stone.
  • Moonstone– Mysterious and mystical, moonstone swirls together feminine layers of confidence, ancient wisdom and the concepts of beginnings and endings.
  • Obsidian– The shine and clarity of obsidian are in direct relation to its stone meaning of inner reflection and the perspective shifting powers of personal growth.
  • Peridot– As green as the jealousy it helps to dispel, peridot is an enlightening stone that delivers relief from negative energy and enlivens the soul with freedom.
  • Petrified Wood– Transformed from plant to crystal, petrified wood is appropriately symbolized by longevity and a timeless conduit to our ancestral past.
  • Quartz– One look into the clear depths of a quartz crystal is all you need to understand the mental clarity and continuous flow of energy that this stone can promise.
  • Selenite– A desert rose, selenite is formed by a unique configuration of crystals that come together in a cluster of truthful energies and divine intentions.
  • Tiger Eye– Within the marbled strata of layers, this stone is known for its fearless qualities, enhancing confidence and clarity like a tiger through the jungle.
  • Turquoise– Inspiring creativity and aiding in safe travels on your journey, turquoise has a long history of supporting wisdom, expression, and inner peace.
  • Vesuvianite– The cleansing powers of vesuvianite are a source of loyal energies that boost your spiritual foundation and refine your aural spectrum.

Bringing Stones to Your Life

These earthly formations are full of answers and meaning, and bringing such natural wonders into your life and home is a simple way to uplift your spirits and fully engage in your life. The knowledgeable team at SoulTopia understand how powerful this transformation can be and is ready to assist you on this adventure.

Begin this exploration today and let SoulTopia help you navigate the world of stone meaning and their powers of possibility and endless wonder.

Healing Crystals and Stones

Hello my name is Michelle and I’m a crystal book addict. There…I admitted it. As my children were growing up, I always told them the one thing I didn’t mind buying them was books. I love books. I love research. But here’s the rub: sometimes too many crystal books can get downright confusing. Most of them merely regurgitate what others have written about crystals, while others will list a crystal’s properties and will say the crystal helps with everything in and out of this world. It is overwhelming to say the least.

So how do you pick a crystal book? Here are a few of my recommendations:
1. Go straight to the index at the back of the book. Perhaps think of a word or topic of interest ahead of time such as “angels” then see if you can find it in the index. Also make sure they index the crystals…believe it or not, some don’t.
2. Then go to the body of the book. Determine if you like the book arranged by:
a.. Color – great for when you are trying to identify a stone, but not so great when you are trying to look up the qualities of a stone.
b. Alphabetical – my personal favorite because I can find a stone quickly.

c. Properties – this is great when you want a quick reference book according to the reason you are needing a stone such as anxiety. You look up “anxiety” and it lists the stones that will help.
3. What is the picture quality? You really want a clear picture. Are they raw, tumbled, or gem stone quality?  Many often want to see what the stone looks like when tumbled.
4. What data is provided? Do you just want the 411 on what the crystals can do for you or do you want more information such as the historical background of the stone?
5. What type of information is included? Do you want a book primarily about crystals for health or do you want a wide variety?
6. Do you resonate (vibe) with the author’s explanations?
If you are like me and love research, then lots of books are fine. But be warned: when they contradict one another it can get overwhelming and even frustrating. I recommend (but I don’t always take my own advice) sticking to two to four books…or even one if you can do it! Good luck with that!!!!

Some of my go to books are:

1. The Crystal Healer, Philip Permutt – This book has a great index, pictures and short explanations that stay with you. A special index has crystals broken down into crystals for emotional issues, physical issues, mental(intellectual) issues, and spiritual issues.
Con: the crystals are in color order within the book; therefore, making it sometimes difficult to quickly find the crystal you are looking for.


2. The Book of Stones, Robert Simmons  – It has a very good reference book due to its thorough index, good photographs and good information. The explanations are good on every level: historical, scientific and metaphysical properties. I especially love the pocket edition which is great for easy reference.
Con: I’m not a big fan of trademarking stones and Mr. Simmons does trademark stones. 


3. The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall
You name it, Hall has written it. The Crystal Bible Volume 1 and perhaps 2 are great resources. Decent index, good photographs, and alphabetical order (which obviously I prefer over grouping by color).
Helpful hint: when there are several volumes to crystal books, they tend to progress in the rarity, and therefore, price of the stones.


4. Crystal Prescriptions, Judy Hall
This is my go to book for physical ailments. I “don’t leave home without it.” It contains stones primarily for physical issues, but it does include other topics including emotional issues such as depression. I suggest only buying volume one to begin. It is small and easy to quickly use. You might also want to put it on Kindle on your phone for quick reference. You won’t regret purchasing this handy book if you are a crystal healer.


5. The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and StonesMargaret Ann Lembo
I really like the energy she puts into her descriptions. I have met her on several occasions and she is a lovely person with a soothing energy. The book is in alphabetical order, but her unique descriptions of stones are what I like. It is obvious she doesn’t just cut and paste what has been stated over and over. However, sometimes this can lead to a slight bit of confusion if consulting other books because what she writes about a stone’s properties may be different than what others have to say. I find her descriptions to be quite refreshing and interesting.

Again, this is a partial list. I know there are a million other books out there. I probably own them…Roger, my husband, will certainly be glad to tell you that I do. BUT remember I told you I’m a crystal book addict and thus far I’ve found no cure…I’m sure there is a crystal (no, not just amethyst) for that! Do you need to purchase books? Well…I don’t even relate to that question since I love books so much, but no. You can use your own intuition to ascertain properties of a stone or use the dictionary of the gods…Google. But websites are a blog for another day. You can always drop by my store, SoulTopia, to look through my library of crystal books or to purchase the one’s mentioned in this blog. Until next time…

Crystal Blessings,
Michelle Welch