1st chakra (root) Enhances intelligence and understanding between family members. Aids understanding and healing of karma, fosters peace on Earth and in oneself, promotes Earth healing and compassion for animals, plants, and birds. A great stone to use when you need grounding to get through your day. One of the best stones known for providing grounding energy when feeling anxious. I like this stone because of the smoothness and the way it makes me feel. I hold it throughout my day to give me that patience that I need in order to counsel my clients. This is a new find from Australia and I am thrilled with the quality. Sublime!