is a powerful stone. an extremely powerful metaphysical stone, often called the “stone of transformation” & is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing & positive transformation to the wearer. amplifies both positive & negative energies, it grounds spiritual energy onto the planet. believed to be one of the most important healing stones of the new millennium. important protection stone. absorbs negative energies & pollutants easily, picking them up from the atmosphere & body. the stone clears & activates the chakras & attunes to spiritual guidance. stone of transformation. life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone, which encourages risk taking & change. draws out deep feelings & psychosomatic causes breaks unwanted ties & outworn patterns & teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts & feelings. releases inhibitions & encourages expressing feeling. develops empathy with other people, showing you how it would feel to be in their place. alleviates shyness & supports friendships. mentally know to go to the core of a problem & enhance intuition & insight. alleviates mental disturbances, including psychiatric illness & combats dyslexia. strengthens the ability to absorb & process information, makes you more observant, & helps in understanding difficult concepts. facilitates deep emotional healing. releases negative experiences & old traumas, bringing suppressed feeling to the surface & restoring the ability to breathe deeply. makes moods more intense but quick to change. can be used for inner exploration, it stimulates dreams & brings memories vividly to life. however, may need to be supported in the healing & transformation process by other stones. extremely versatile stones, used for cramps including menstrual cramps & facilitates childbirth— been called the midwife stone. known to lower blood pressure, treat asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumors, the optic nerve, pancreas, & the spleen. enhances immune system. stimulates the liver to release toxins, reducing acidification of tissues. treats diabetes if worn around the waist. wear on left side or place on third eye. may cause heart palpitations in which case remove immediately & replace with rose quartz or rhodonite.