abalone (photo by kowloongese) is a shell from the family that includes clams, scallops, and others.
actinolite (photo by manfred mader) shields and expands our energies. this expansion helps us find a connection to “all that is” and share in the brotherhood of all
quartz with actinolite has all the general qualities of quartz and actinolite.
adamite (photo by rob lavinsky) stimulates the conduct of business dealings, especially with the material issues of it.
aegirine/acmite (photo by piotr menducki) empowers our quest of self. it facilitates our truth in important ways. it enables one to do what is in the heart, and the required steps, to be who we are.
agates are varieties of banded chalcedony, which belong to the quartz group. agate is a balance stone to use in most rituals, it will focus your concentration during a ritual. see also chalcedony properties.
agatized fossil coral is known to bring good luck and was used by sailors as a talisman against bad weather. it has been used to help ward off the “evil eye”. agatized fossil coral also attracts love and prosperity, particularly red coral, which is a stone of passion. creativity and optimism are also qualities that coral brings out. emotionally, agatized fossil coral enhances inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose.
albite will stimulate clarity, confidence and resolution while providing insight to certainty of purpose. the name is derived from the latin word albus, which means white and describes the colour of the stone.
alexandrite (photographed by david weinberg for alexandrite.net) is named for the former czar of russia, alexander ii, and was first discovered in the ural mountains of russia, supposedly on the day of his birth.
almandine (photo by eurico zimbres (fgel/uerjJ) and tom epaminondas (mineral collector)) stimulates physical vitality and boost our energy, helping us to achieve whatever it is that we need to do. it can be used to help you to understand the truth of all matters, providing the understanding of the higher self and the universal will. it is helpful in the study of astronomy, astrology and mathematics. increases our productivity and helps us to keep focused and get things completed. also has all the properties of garnet.