is a powerful stone of protection. is said to be the earth mother talking to her children. contains a message from the past within pictures for those who can read it. it brings to the surface hidden feelings of guilt, envy, hatred, love & thoughts that are normally pushed aside, whether from the past or present lives. once the repression is released, they are seen as lessons along the way. instills a sense of proportion & harmony. brings comfort & alleviates fear. good for setting up your own business. good for creative realization. ideal for overcoming writer’s or artist’s block. use for cutting down or quitting smoking. it removes harmful toxins from the system over time, & increases the resolve needed to overcome the cravings & emotional triggers that perpetuate the behavior. believed to increase fertility & are conducive to happy pregnancies. particularly protective during childbirth. it stimulates the immune system & cleanses the kidneys. also good for the skin.