Last month I talked about the protective and healing properties of Shungite. This month, I’d like to focus on some gemstones that help with courage and strength, something that a client recently contacted me about. She was looking for a stone that helps with those qualities.
My focus this month is on aquamarine, bloodstone and carnelian, three stones with amazing properties that help with both courage, strength, calming fears and going into battle, you never know when you might need that one.
Aquamarine, tumbled, but not cut.
Cut and polished aquamarine…probably the form you’re most accustomed to seeing.
Also known for its great healing properties, bloodstone is also thought to enhance strength and courage. According to this article, carrying a bloodstone with you may help fortify you against bullying. In ancient times, when bloodstone was known as heliotrope, it was carried because it protected a person in battle.
Tumbled bloodstone. Interesting that it isn’t all red.
Another red stone (the color is often used as symbolic for courage…think Spiderman and Red Power Ranger) carnelian promotes creativity and courage. Wearing carnelian when you’re giving a speech will help even the most timid of speakers find their voice. Carnelian lends the courage needed to help overcome difficulties and defend a cause.