Chalcedony (chal.ced.o.ny) is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.
Cryptocrystalline stones are divided more by the character of the stone rather than its colour, such as the pattern of the crystal, the visual effect and the form that the crystal takes.
Chalcedony is transparent to opaque depending on the structure and type of crystal for example agate is translucent while jasper is opaque.
Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and goodwill and will enhance a groups stability. It can be used for telepathy and transmission. This stone absorbs negative energy and then dissipates it so that the energy doesn't move to someone else.
Chalcedony brings the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It sends feelings of generosity and benevolence to you. Chalcedony removes unwanted feelings of hostility and removes sadness. This stone removes self doubt and builds self confidence. Using this stone to meditate will help you become a more open and enthusiastic person.
For those who experience frequent bouts with irrational anger, fear, panic or anxiety, blue chalcedony can assist in calming these emotional patterns and dissolving them in the energy field. For those who tend to speak before considering the impact of their words, this stone helps you become more conscious of your words and the tone of your voice. Blue chalcedony relieves hostility and irritability. It promotes feelings of kindness and compassion. This stone brings your emotions into a balanced state when used with conscious direction. With this stone in hand, set your intention to realign your emotions and sort out all those unsettling feelings.
Pink chalcedony relieves shock and trauma. It is an excellent stone for helping first time mothers when they are giving birth. It is helpful also for postnatal problems, especially after a prolonged birth or one involving medical intervention, such as forceps or cesarean section. Pink chalcedony will make it easier to cope with difficult children or relations. Use is if you work for a large or impersonal organisation. It will help you settle in more easily and create a home base for yourself. It can ease the the tension of people who feel unloved, such as at a time of divorce. It will help people who have conflicting loyalties or is afraid to love again.
It can be used in rituals to increase self love and self esteem. Use it in gentle banishing magic by allowing the stone to absorb your regrets and then hold it under flowing water.
Purple chalcedony offers a sense of emotional protection from negativity and it helps you feel more connected to your higher source. It is especially useful for assisting children in coming to grips with their psychic abilities and in protecting them from negative energies.
Purple chalcedony offers both psychic awakening and psychic protection. It enhances the dream state and can help with lucid dream work. It allows you to remain positively centred as you receive intuitive or energetic information from external sources and prevents you from being thrown off centre by any negativity that you may encounter on a physical level.