The citrine may attract you when greater self-confidence and self-esteem are needed. If this is true now, heal your relationship with your father or other authority figures. Make sure to get enough rest and have some fun. If you have lots of ideas but can’t seem to materialize them, then citrine may give you the security and power you need to feel you deserve to manifest your ideas.
Agate may attract you if you are drawn to connect to nature and nature spirits. If you want to want to understand yourself better, then agate can help you to understand the self while strengthening self-esteem. Also, if you feel sad, agate will help you get through and look to tomorrow as a better, brighter day. You may need the strength of agate to carry on.
Malachite may attract you when success with money and investments is near. Let your past successes empower you. Do not dwell on past disappointments; just learn from them. What we do not have are things we fear or do not understand yet. If you have low self-esteem and feel you don’t deserve success or abundance, then malachite can help boost and balance an inadequate sense of self.
Rose quartz may attract you when compassion and generosity need to be shown. It may also appear when healing and forgiveness are needed. If this is so, start by forgiving yourself and others. From forgiveness can come a path for healing. If you are intolerant of others, then rose quartz addresses the intolerance we feel toward those people who mirror what we view as our own faults.
Turquoise may attract you when you are neglecting your development on the spiritual level. It is time to take action to restore your faith. Miracles can be seen every day. Turquoise can help you not to be too distracted by past sorrows. If you have lots of ideas but it is difficult for you to express them, turquoise helps you to clarify ideas—and to access the help of others to realize them.
Carnelian may attract you when it is necessary for you to look below the surface of things in order to know what is really going on. You may soon be giving birth to a new project or fleshing out an existing one. If you have a hard time making decisions or need to focus, carnelian helps you to be grounded in the present and to realize your current needs.
Lapis may attract you to when success in business and other worldly pursuits is near. Keep all methods for moving people, things, and information as direct and simple as possible. Lapis can help you build the cooperation that produces wealth. If you would like to be more successful with your ideas, choose lapis for feeling confident about using your unique inventiveness.
Opal may attract you when a time of luck and good fortune is near. If you refrain from criticizing unless you have a plan to improve the situation, you may enjoy new degrees of pleasure and romance. Ruffled feathers can be smoothed. If you wish you could express yourself more artistically, then choose opal for its ability to help balance the logical, practical, and intuitive or visionary sides of the brain.
Amethyst may attract you when seemingly magical things are about to happen, when a deep and soulful experience is present. Take a few moments to breathe calmly and focus your attention on your breathing. Let all thoughts drift away like clouds. If you would like more serenity in your life, then amethyst is the most recommended stone for stress relief.
Clear quartz may attract you when there is a need for clarity and purity. Clear your mind of all worries and anxiety. You do not need to know the future now, only that you will be able to handle whatever comes. Live fully in the moment. If you have goals but find it difficult to get from where you are to where you want to be, then clear quartz has the most focused energy and is the most powerful crystal to program for goals.
Obsidian may attract you when it is time to clear away the old to make way for the new. If negative thoughts and actions are blocking you, try to let each one you encounter remind you to think and act positively. Do not resist change. If you wish you could know what’s preventing you from having what you want, then obsidian helps to bring the hidden to the surface. Be sure you want to know!
Garnet is a stone of purity and truth; it may attract you when there is about to be success from what you believe in passionately. It can also mean that sparks of sexual energy may soon fly. The garnet is a symbol of love and compassion. It may also put you in touch with your animal instincts, enabling you to feel secure and act with their pure body wisdom.
Hematite may attract you when you need to be more organized. It aids logical thinking and planning. If you calm your mind, it will also improve your memory. Hematite also opens the pathways that lead to practical insights and decisions. Hematite helps to deflect negativity. If you find that you pick up on other people’s moods, then hematite can help you to deflect, rather than absorb, the moods of others.
Amber will attract you when you need calming of your anxiety. It helps to keep you centered and increases knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment. Try not to absorb negative energy from others. Amber has a powerful connection to the Earth, and therefore it is a great grounding tool. If you are feeling stressed, amber helps with any kind of emotional turmoil.
Jade may attract you when you need a peaceful healing of your emotions. It has a calming effect, enhancing the meditative state and creating pure thoughts, spiritual insight, and nurturing. Wearing jade helps to control the temperament and gives strength during periods of great activity.
(c) Amy Zerner & Monte Farber from our book Healing Crystals