Affirmation: I awaken with a clear memory of my dreams and easily interpret them. The insights I receive from dreams bring clarity and understanding to my life.
Chakra(s): crown and third eye
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: It heightens your consciousness and awareness as if you are turning on a light in a dark room. Use this stone to improve your spiritual sight and clairvoyance. It is the number-one tool to use for lucid dreaming, shamanic journeywork, and vision seeking.
Mental uses: This stone also helps to sharpen your focus and mental ability as well as awakens your desire to learn new things. Also great as a study aid, keep this stone nearby with the intention that you will be able to recall the information you’ve acquired exactly when you need it.
Emotional uses: With this stone in hand, you can begin healing these previously hidden memories and release them to make room for positive energy and new experiences. Herkimer diamonds help you to understand why you feel a certain way. It uncovers and reveals the little pockets of stored memories that were buried long ago.
Physical uses: Associated with vim and vigor, a Herkimer diamond improves your ability to endure rigorous physical activity.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) byMargaret Ann Lembo