Sandstone is basically sedimentary rock composed of grains of sand, which are then cemented together by either quartz (silica), calcite, feldspar or clay. Colors range from white, cream, and tan to deep browns and reds (sometimes purples and pinks!). The presence of iron or manganese oxides creates the lovely reds, yellows and rusty-browns of some sandstones.
Because Sandstone is created by either wind or water, it is often called a “stone of creativity”. It strengthens relationships within groups, both at home and the workplace. Use Sandstone to keep you from getting distracted, especially during mediation. A cheerful stone, Sandstone keeps those annoying tantrums and mood swings under control. When used on the Sacral chakra, Sandstone can help you discern the truth among those around you and to keep your mind clear when making decisions.
Physically, Sandstone can help strengthen bones, nails and hair. It is also helpful with disorders of the eyes as well as water retention.
CRYSTAL NAME: Sandstone
CRYSTAL MEANING AFFIRMATION: I am rejuvenated through rest.
QUESTION: What helps you recuperate when you feel worn down?
PRIMARY PROPERTIES ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
PRIMARY CHAKRA: Sacral Chakra
STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS COLOR: Brown, Cream, Red, Tan (light brown), White
MINERAL CLASS: Varies by Color
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Varies by Type
HARDNESS: 6.5 to 7 Hardness
NUMERICAL VIBRATION: Number 3
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Varies by Type
COMMON CONDITIONS PHYSICAL: Bone Disorders, Eye Disorders and Infections, Hair, Nail Diseases and Disorders, Water Retention
EMOTIONAL: Calming, Clarity, Creativity and Creative Expression, Relationships
SPIRITUAL: Earth Healing
Please remember, although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people’s lives they are never a substitute for medical advice.
If you have concerns about your physical or mental health then you should immediately contact a qualified medical professional.