Goethite are excellent stones to use to help you if you have lost a loved one as they have a strong vibration that aids you to heal grief and will help you to open yourself up to love and compassion.
They aid emotional healing and at the same time helps you to release past life feelings and energy that no longer benefit you.
These stones may benefit you if you have been effected by the earth changes, as they are a stone for this time, as their strong energy helps you make a connection with the earth.
Once you are in meditation with this stone you can make a deeper connection with Mother Earth. There is deep love and compassion that will flow to you from Mother Gaia if you allow it.