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Stones and their meanings

Alternate Names & Name Spellings: Rutile in Quartz, Venus’ Hair Stone, Golden Hair Quartz, Red Hair Quartz

Crystal Meanings of Rutilated Quartz

Mystical Lore Keywords: Move Energy

Rutilated quartz, is a type of quartz with needlelike rutile  embedded in it. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin, or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish.

Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energizing stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus. It is also said to attract love and stabilize relationships. Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. It can help slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance.

Emotionally, rutilated quartz is said to be very helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues and hang-ups. It is reputed diminishes fears and be excellent at assisting with decision-making processes. It is said that it can also ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness. It is used metaphysically to help one get out of a rut with their life as well as for stabilizing emotional and mental processes, clarifying thought patterns and emotional reactions. Rutilated quartz is also said to increase one’s self-reliance and ability to find one’s own way.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, rutilated quartz is used for meditation, spiritual communications, and dream work. It is particularly good for seeking higher spiritual experiences and meditation on feminine ideas. Rutilated quartz is also used metaphysically to deflect negative energies and unwanted energetic, psychic, and magickal interferences.

Physically, rutilated quartz is said to be beneficial for food disorders, the immune system, regeneration of tissue, fatigue, depression, respiratory illness, stability of all physical systems and general health, and absorption of nutrients from food. It is also reputed by intuitive sources to be helpful for getting energy moving in meridians and areas where the physical energy is sluggish. Rutiliated quartz is also a mystical crystal “diagnostic tool” which can help discover the true cause of an ailment.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Aventurine Properties

Green aventurine is a beautiful earthy green stone. The shade of green varies from a very deep almost black to a soft almost pastel color. Often you will see tiny sparkles of gold within the aventurine created by mica or hematite particles.

Aventurine Appearance

Aventurine is found in a rock-like formation. Most of the time, you will find it in a tumbled stone form like I have below. You will also find lovely beads and jewelry made of aventurine.

Aventurine Metaphysical Properties and Meaning

Aventurine is a stone of good luck… most often used in games of chance and gambling. Aventurine is a prosperity stone and makes a good amulet or talisman.  Keep aventurine with you when you gable, go on a job interview or seek financing. Aventurine makes a good divination tool for spiritual guidance on anything related to money or gambling.

Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra. It is believed to not just energize and clear the heart chakra, but also to protect one from those who psychically attach to the heart.

Aventurine balances the male and female energies improving creativity and ability to work with the opposite sex. Aventurine can help one become  emotionally stronger, more decisive and strengthen leadership abilities.

Aventurine is associated with the astrological sign of Aries and vibrates to the number 3.

Aventurine Healing Properties

Aventurine is a powerful crystal healing stone and can be used to balance and energize the heart chakra. It is believed to help treat disorders of the heart, lungs, adrenal glands, muscular and urogenital systems.

Howlite is often used to imitate costlier stones like Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Red Coral
Howlite is often used to imitate costlier stones like Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Red Coral
Howlite Rock
Howlite Rock

Howlite Gemstones

Howlite is mostly seen as a white to grey colored gemstone with grey, brown or black veins. This stone is scientifically called a calcium borosilicate hydroxide. The gem is named after the mineralogist Mr. Henry How of Nova Scotia who discovered Howlite in 1868. Howlite is a soft stone with a low hardness of 3.5 on the Mohs scale with a monoclinic crystal structure and takes dye easily. So it is used to imitate the more expensive stones like Turquoise , Lapis Lazuli or Red Coral. It is in fact more popular as an imitation stone for Turquoise (because of the similarity in pattern) than in its natural form because of its porous texture which absorbs dyes easily. This stone is sometimes referred to as ‘White Buffalo Stone’. It is also sold in its natural form using misleading trade names like ‘White Turquoise’ or ‘White Buffalo turquoise’. Dyed Howlite is marketed as Turquenite, Blue Howlite or Turquoise Howlite which are often sold by deceptive sellers at a higher price instead of the original stones. This gem stone is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components. Howlite is associated with the Zodiac Sign of Gemini and Crown Chakra.

California is the world’s primary source of Howlite. It is also found in Canada, Germany and Turkey.

Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Howlite

Howlite is an extremely calming stone and can be used to relieve anger and stress of all kinds. Those who are short tempered or get angry fast can keep a White Howlite stone in the pocket to stay calm. One may also carry howlite tumble stones in a pouch to work place or wear as jewelry to get rid of stress and tensions and stay calm. Howlite is known to help in controlling negative emotions and replace it with positive qualities. This gemstone is known to stimulate imagination and encourage emotional expression. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind. It can be placed under the pillow for a peaceful sleep. It also helps balance calcium levels in the body, aiding absorption and distribution. It aids teeth, bones and soft tissue. Howlites in its original form are used for meditation purpose. It is an excellent stone for meditation and for reaching higher spiritual consciousness. It helps one with reasoning, patience, observation and memory. Howlite is also said to help gain insight into past lives. If placed on the third eye, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes. This stone is also helpful in treating arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis etc.

Since Howlite is a soft stone it has to be handled with great care as it can get damaged easily. Keep this gemstone away from heat, chemicals and rough handling.This stone is known to dissolve in a hydrochloric acid solution.



Moss Agate has a very positive energy, it is said to increase hope and optimism and to improve self-esteem and self-confidence.

Moss Agate is said to attract abundance and to bring prosperity into your life. It is believed to be a stone of new beginnings helping to release you from deep-seated fears and blockages that might be holding you back.

In addition Moss Agate is strongly connected to nature and is said to help you open your eyes to the beauty that is all around you.

In healing Moss Agate is believed to speed up recovery from illness or injury and to boost the immune system. It is thought to be anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling in the lymph node, easing the symptoms of colds and flu and lowering temperatures. Moss Agate is also believed to help reduce the pain of childbirth.