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Crystals - Rocks - And Gems
7 years ago
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Crystals Rocks And Gems

The Magickal Properties Of Crystals, Rocks & Gems

Cleaning

Clearing

Prospecting For Your Own

Alexandrite:
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Alexandrite:
Powers:  Luck, Love
Magical Uses:  This gemstone is rare and expensive.  When worn,
alexandrite draws luck and good fortune.  It is also used in love
spells.
Alum
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Alum
Energy:  Receptive
Planet:  Saturn
Element:  Earth
Powers:  Protection
Magical Uses:  Alum has been worn in Egypt as a protective amulet
against evil.  On the north coast of Africa, alum is also used for
this purpose.  A piece of alum is placed in the home to gaurd it,
and small amounts of this mineral are sewn into or placed in
children's hats to protect them as well.
Amazonite
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Amazonite
Folk Name: Amazon Stone
Energy:  Receptive
Planet:  Uranus
Element:  Earth
Powers:  Gambling, Success
Magical Uses:  This bluish green feldspar is worn by gamblers to
attract money luck.  It is also used by anyone taking a chance to
ensure success.

Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals
7 years ago

Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals

by Karen Ryan,

Crystal Energy TherapistThere are some very simple crystal healing techniques that can be used to help your pet or animal friend to be more comfortable during times of stress or illness. Healing animals requires a very strong and centered mind. An animal’s mind is not like a human’s. Humans relate to pain. Animals react to pain. Any fear you carry inside you can also be sensed by an animal and amplified by the crystals. It is important to be balanced, centered, grounded, and have good intentions before you attempt these crystal healing techniques. Crystals tend to amplify the effects, and you will need to be cautious until you determine how your pet will react.

When you work on your pet, know when enough is enough. Watch for "tell-tail" signs: tail swishing, foot stamping, ears back, teeth-baring, hair-raising, attempts to flee, and other warning signals. Be prepared to slow down or to stop the healing altogether. Crystal healing can sometimes be too fast for the animal to integrate, or be too intense and may cause pain and other discomfort. As crystal energy promotes rapid healing, easing off may help alleviate the stress caused by a healing crisis. When the healing is good, the animal will show signs of comfort and affection, such as eye-lids drooping, teeth gnashing, drooling, general softening of muscle tissues, and sighing.

The following are some suggestions for using crystals for healing pets and animals. It is not intended that this information replace the advice of a professionally qualified veterinary. As always, seek the best available competent medical advice for your pet or animal.

The next crystals article will be on "Answers to Your Questions", so please write in with your specific questions and the answers will be edited and published (anonymously) in December 1999. There will be a section about dealing with a dying pet. Please refer to my other articles for details on using crystals for Stress, Romance, and healing Men’s, Women's and Children’s issues.

Crystal Healing Techniques for Pets and Animals
Place Amethyst, or Rose Quartz or other crystals, underneath your pet-friend’s bed or pillow for up to two weeks. Be cautious of sharp edges and position the stones to be comfortable and safe for your pet. If the crystal energy is too intense, your pet will be agitated and may not want to rest in their bed. If your pet likes the crystals, you will see an improvement in their health within a few days.

Hold the crystal in your hand, and starting a few inches away from the affected part or injured area, rotate the crystal clock-wise. Take your time, go slow, breath gently and evenly. Animals express their emotions with movement, so watch if your pet wants more or tries to move away.

Get a small pouch that can attach to a collar and place up to three crystals inside. If you put too many crystals in, your pet may feel disoriented. Be careful that the pouch does not interfere with movement or cause it to be caught on anything.

Warm up crystals in the sun before your healing session. The sun gives masculine, active yang energy to the crystals. Apply the warm crystals to injured areas. If you are using an ice bag to reduce swellings, try a few tumbled Smokey Quartz with the ice to help unblock over-active or inflamed areas.

Add a Rose Quartz or Amethyst to your pet-friend’s water bowl or bucket. The crystal will leave its energy signature in the water and, when ingested, the energy will go where it is most needed.

The following is a selection of generally available crystals and gemstones and their associated physical healing focus. Contact me if you have difficulty getting them and would like to mail-order them from me.

Fifteen Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals
AMETHYST - Master Healer – Used for Everything. Pain, Disorientation, Head area
BLACK ONYX - Bowels, Parasites, Protection
CALCITE - Skeletal
CARNELIAN - Skin
CLEAR QUARTZ - Master Healer - Effective for All Conditions
CORAL - Kidneys, Bladder
FLUORITE - (blue) Bones, (blue/green or clear) Respiration, (green) Blood Purification or Lymphs, (green/yellow) Digestion
GARNET - Reproductive System
HEMATITE - Muscular System
KYANITE - Alignment of all Chakras, Tendons, or Bones
MALACHITE (**DO NOT PERMIT YOUR PET OR ANIMAL TO EAT THIS STONE!! Malachite has very high levels of copper and can lead to serious or fatal blood poisoning even if small amounts are swallowed. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.) - Used for Heart Problems, Liver Detoxification.
ROSE QUARTZ - Injuries, Wounds, Reduces Stress
SMOKEY QUARTZ - Nervous System, Swellings
SODALITE - Calming, Nervousness, Good for Settling Down During Travel
SUGILITE - Death and Dying (see my next article for dealing with a dying pet)
TURQUOISE - Master Healer – Used for Everything. Protection


Bloodstone
Source:  Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic
By: Scott Cunningham

Folk Names:  Heliotrope, Hematite (which is a different stone)
Energy:  Projective
Planet:  Mars
Element:  Fire
Associated Herb:  Heliotrope (Heliotropum europaeum)
Powers:  Halting bleeding, Healing, Victory, Courage, Wealth,
Strength, Power, Legal Matters, Business, Invisibility, Agriculture
Magical/Ritual Lore:  Bloodstone, a green chalcedony flecked with
red spots, has been used in magic for at least three thousand
years.  In ancient Babylon the stone was carried to overcome enemies
and wasused in ancient Egypt to open doors, break bonds and even
cause stone walls to fall.



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Gemstone Magickal Properties
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Gemstone Magickal Properties

Amber: Related to the fire element & the Sun. It cleanses negative
energies, dispels gloom, instills positive energy, brings wisdom,
balance, patience & promotes altruism. Amber is self healing,
imparts revitalization, stimulates happiness, opening & cleansing.
It provides protection, luck, healing & strength.

Amethyst: This beautiful purple stone is aligned with the crown
chakra & the element of water. It is receptive, increases psychic
awareness, enhances meditation & visualization, calms fears, is
healing, manifests dreams, good for peace, love, happiness &
protection. It can be used to release addictions of all types & it
provides protection from negativity. It is a stone of spirituality &
contentment.

Aventurine: Used to release anxieties and inspire positive
attitudes, good health, and independence. It gives balance and calm
and is associated with the Earth element. It is protective and
attracts prosperity, love and advernture.

Bloodstone: Helps with circulation and physical wellness, healing.
Incorporates courage & protection.

Carnelian: Energy stone that activates the lower chakras. Bringing
energy and fire, enhances power and physical energy. Opens the
heart.

Cat's Eye, Blue: Stimulates awareness and intuition, helps find
balance; also known to bring supreme happiness. Dispels unwanted
energy and provides protection. Water magick. Balance, peace and
patience, communications, health friendships, dreams, sleep,
inspiration, harmony in the home, meditations.

Cat's Eye, Green: Stimulates awareness and intuition, helps find
balance; also known to bring supreme happiness. Dispels unwanted
energy and provides protection. Use for earth magick, faerie magick,
money, luck, fertility, faerie contact, spirit guide contact.

Cat's Eye, Gold: Stimulates awareness and intuition, helps find
balance; also known to bring supreme happiness. Dispels unwanted
energy and provides protection. Use for fire magick, sun magick,
hopes , fortune, money, strength, success.

Cat's Eye, Purple: Stimulates awareness and intuition, helps find
balance, It is also known to bring supreme happiness. Dispels
unwanted energy and provides protection. Use for protection, power,
spirit contact, breaking of bad luck, driving away evil, divination,
spiritual and psychic powers, astral projection.

Emerald and Emerald Fucite: Opens the heart chakra, bringing with it
harmony, sensitivity and loyalty and creating a feeling of bliss. It
brings stability and is powerful in wealth magick. It is also used
to strengthen the memory

Flourite: This stone grounds excessive mental, emotional, or nervous
energy. Associated with Capricorn and Pisces is is a powerful
healing stone for all chakras, good for cleansing the aura, flourite
also aids communication with fairies and nature spirits. It enhances
the understanding of abstract concepts, meditation, and study in
general. It is an all-purpose amplifier of etheric energies.

Garnet: A stone of vital power and energy, it lends vitality and
strength. It aids in raising and directing the flow of kundalini
energy and increases sensuality. It is associated with the root
chakra. Given as a gift garnet symbolizes true and never-ending love
and devotion. Garnet invokes and releases ones creative ability and
inner fire.

Hematite: One of the most grounding of all stones. Condenses
scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory,
practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep.
Confidence, will power, boldness. Egyptians used also to calm
hysteria and anxiety. Yang. Helps us adjust to being physical.
Spleen, blood, cleanse. Can deflect. Regroups after jet lag, stress,
birth, anesthesia.

Jade Green: Used to keep lovers and mates faithful. Brings luck and
money

Jasper: Energizing mentally and physically. Helps prevent set backs
or backslides.

Labradorite: This colorful, luminous stone with flashes of gold,
green & blue, belies its dark outer appearance, for it holds within
its darkness a rainbow of brilliant hues that can be seen most fully
when it is exposed to direct light. Labradorite is used for earth
magick & divination. It fortifies intuition & mediumistic abilities,
stimulates imagination making us contemplative & introspective,
grounds spiritual energies into the body, raises consciousness, is
protective, relieves stress & has a calming influence.

Lapis: This deep blue opaque stone is aligned with the element of
water, & is used to stimulate the throat & third eye chakras. It
aids in past life recall & can be a catalyst for bringing old
emotional wounds to the surface for healing. It is associated with
courage, wisdom, insight, strength, clarity & compassion, & enhances
those qualities in those that wear it. It enhances inner visions &
the attainment of wisdom. It provides protection, is a potent
fidelity charm & attracts spiritual love.

Leopardskin: Ensures safety and protection whether mental or
physical.

Mahoghany Obsidian: Strengthens you in times of need. Supports all
major chakras.

Gemstone Magickal Properties (pt2)
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Gemstone Magickal Properties


Malachite: This is a powerful healing stone that can be used to heal
the heart as well as the body. Can be used for money, love and for
centering and balancing. Nurturing, brings prosperity, opens your
heart to others. Can be used to clear and activate all Chakras. Good
for increasing ones concentration skills and is quite beneficial to
ones physical, as well as psychic, vision.

Moldavite: This powerful stone can be worn on any part of the body &
will affect the entire auric field. It is an excellent meditation
stone, often used at the heart, third eye & crown chakras. This
powerful stone has an extremely high vibration & helps to accelerate
spiritual growth, as well as increase access to inner guidance. It
enhances clairvoyance, allows insight into the meaning of our lives,
encourages sympathy & compassion. This wonderful & strange gemstone
is the only known gem to fall to Earth from the heavens, about 14.8
million years ago.

Moonstone: Balancing, introspective, reflective, lunar; it is
aligned with the energies of the Goddess. It promotes emotional well
being & joy, stimulates intuitive recognition, alleviates emotional
tension, promotes good fortune, is protective during travel, &
represents new beginnings

Moss Agate: Use for persuasion, fertility and eternal life.
Associated with Taurus, Venus and Gemini. A powerful healing stones;
it protects and enhances the aura and aids in opening the "third
eye." Useful for meditation, scrying, astral travel, and speaking
with spirit guides.

Onyx: Gives inspiration and balances male and female. Engaged with
Saturn and Earth Onys helps overcome ghosts and problems in your
past. It protects against negative magic and aids communication with
spirits.

Opal: This gorgeous stone is usually quite transparent, tinged with
a pale, dusky blue. It amplifies the positive emotional states
(connect with joy while releasing old wounds), & is the conduit to
the truth of our essential joy. It is related to the fire element &
aids in clearing the emotional body in the auric field. It brings
out inner beauty, loyalty, faithfulness & spontaneity.

Quartz Crystal: Clear Quartz is ruled by the Moon. It is excellent
for meditation and communication with spirit guides, telepathy,
clairvoyance, and visualization.

Rainbow Flourite: Used for health and warding off disease. Helps you
see the truth and increases intuition.

Rhodonite: Helps to reduce confusion. Enhances Peace and Love.

Rose Quartz: Brings love. Overcome loss grief and sadness. Help you
to love yourself.

Ruby: Associated the fire element. It shields against psychic
attack, aids in retaining wealth & passion, assures restful sleep,
encourages us to follow our bliss, & guards against storms &
negativity. It aids courage & the life force, imparts power & joy.

Ruby Zoisite: This powerful stone transmutes negativity into
positive energy. It relieves lethargy and boosts physical energy. It
offers stamina to the mental processes, facilitating advancements of
the wearer's goals.

Rutile Green Quartz: A change stimulator, helps remove obstacles and
resolve long standing situations. Used for growth and to help
weather change and transitions.

Sapphires: Relate to the water element & relax, focus & calm the
mind. They restore balance within the body, release depression &
spiritual confusion, impart mental power & self discipline, enhance
psychism, love, meditation, healing & peace. They are used in
defensive magick & are the guardians of love.

Seraphinite: It is thought to be among the most important stones yet
discovered for connecting with the higher energies. It is a
purifier, & cleanses the aura, chakras & energy meridians. It is
centering & energizing, integrates the heart & crown chakras, a
powerful tool for developing compassion, & a premier healing stone.

Shiva Lingam: Shiva Lingam's are said to have one of the highest
frequency vibration rates of all the stones on earth. As such, the
vibration is said to be perfect for purification purposes, whether
at home, work or in an area of sacred space. The shape of the stone
represents male energy (knowledge) and the markings, which differ
greatly from stone to stone, represent female energy (wisdom).
Together the two elements signify the merging of male and female
energy and the stones can act as a reminder to us to balance our own
male-female energies and create a more harmonious state of being. In
India, the only place where they're found, they're regarded as being
sacred and holy stones and are highly thought of in both Hindu and
Buddhist belief systems.

Siberian Quartz: This lovely blue/green stone stimulates creativity,
is clearing & balances the heart chakra.

Smoky Quartz: Smoky quartz is associated with the anchoring energies
of the earth. This association makes smoky quartz a good choice for
those wanting to gain a deeper appreciation of nature or a greater
concern for the environment.

Snowflake Obsidian: Promotes self esteem and self confidence.

Sodalite: All Round Healing Stone, Good for Meditation & Wisdom

Star Ruby: Displaying the star type chatoyancy the Star Ruby is
considered to be magically strengthened. A star ruby is considered
to be a particularly potent protection against other forms of magic.

Sunstone: Enhances personal power & will, helps heal depression


Gemstone Magickal Properties (pt3)
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Gemstone Magickal Properties


Cat's-Eye
Source:  Crystals, Gem & Metal Magic
By:  Scott Cunningham

Energy:  Projective
Planet:  Venus
Element:  Earth
Powers:  Wealth, Beauty, Gambling, Protection, Healing
Magical Uses:  Cat's-eye is a name applied to several different
stones, usually a quartz containing olive-green asbestos.  The
ancient Asian cat's-eye, however, was a form of chrysoberyl.

This stone, which exhibits a moving luminous opalesence, is a beauty
aid.  It is worn or carried to increase beauty and to preserve
youthfulness.  A beauty tincture can be made by filling a green
glass jar with fresh spring water, adding a cat's-eye, and leaving
this in the Sun for three to six hours.  Afterward, remove the
stone.  Wash your face with the water everyday till until it's gone
and wear the stone.

Cat's-eye is also utilized in wealth and money spells.  Possession
of the stone guards the owner's wealth and will increase it as long
as the stone is retained.  It is often kept with money for this
purpose.  Not only does the stone prevent financial ruin, it will
also restore wealth lost prior to ownership of the stone.  Cat's-eye
brings riches and is an excellent talisman for gamblers.

Cat's-eye set in a silver ring can be worn for mental health,
protection, insight and luck.  The stone also dispells depression,
gives pleasure, and should be worn during financial speculation.

Because of its eyelike appearance, this stone is worn to help with
disseases of the eye.

A cat's-eye money spell:  Take a bill of hte highest denomination
that you have.  But it completely with the cat's-eye, then tightly
wrap the bill around the stone.  Tie the bill firmly to it with
green thread and carry it in your pocket to increse your money. 
Don't spend the bill until the spell has worked.

The Assyrians believed the cat's-eye caused invisibility, probably
because of hte stone's dazzling appearance

Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power
7 years ago
Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power

Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing
your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this
art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the
ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level.
This developing can allow us the ability to sense energy and actually
perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

Techniques are vast and varied and include Meditation, Yoga, Qi Qong,
Visualization, Physical Exercise, Prayer or your own personal
techniques, all of which can be used in calming and clearing the mind
and achieving clearer perception. Greater self control and self
balance, awareness, inner peace and
connective energy to the source of truth are all important in the
path to attunement.

As our minds are conditioned to listen in silence, responses come
quicker and clearer to us.

When we tend not to trust our intuition, there are two specific
crystals which can help.

Crystals Associated with Intuition

The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be
used. Some of the best crystals for intuition include: Blue Lace
Agate, Charoite, Hematite, Kyanite, Malachite, Moldavite, Petalite,
Phenacite and Tiger's Eye.

Blue Lace Agate
Properties: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you
that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of
flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working
with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but
the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. These stones (along with
malachite) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those who
feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that
they may hear their intuitive voices.

Charoite
Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old
patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart,
allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for
seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically)-. It is
believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it
useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers
of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to
transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all,
fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates
the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into
acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to
improve your intuitive vision.

Hematite
Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding
and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival
instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings,
turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory,
practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work
and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy,
hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps
us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low
self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores
equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It
brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their
sense of self.

Kyanite
Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its
soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil
nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue
Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order
to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow
(Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight,
consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions,
especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written
interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things
into reality via thoughts and visualization.

Malachite
Properties: Stimulates physical and psychic vision and concentration.
Use for the heart and solar plexus centers. These stones (along with
blue lace agate) assist in left/right-brain balance. Therefore, those
who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so
that they may hear their intuitive voices.

Moldavite
Properties: Powerfully expands psychic abilities, channeling. On
Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown:
Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places
to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual.

Petalite
Properties: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called
the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with one's
guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic
spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength,
protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as
well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability
to feel energy in stones.




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Intuition & Crystals to Enhance Mind Power (pt2)
7 years ago
Phenacite:
Properties: A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer
stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a
white light channel. Clairvoyance/-spiritual communication,
meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway
within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other
stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the
chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one
to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's
inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can
be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and
to balance energy within one.

Tiger's Eye:
Properties: This stone is most recognized for bringing money, psychic
protection, courage, luck confidence, willpower, clear thinking and
speaking to show us the personal power in life that we have. Very
versatile for the Yellow/Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra. Tiger's Eye
works on our mental plane by amplifying thinking and manifesting what
you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, more
centered, less emotional. Tiger's Eye allows us to recognize both our
talents and our faults. It can reveal your true needs without our
self-serving or rigid mental attitudes getting in the way. Use
Tiger's Eye with malachite or pearl to benefit from their synergy for
mental/emotional balance and true understanding. This stone helps
change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic.
Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a
glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to
accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to
the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. This stone helps us to
find our closest version of perfectionism without obsessive behavior.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
HYPERLINK
"http://www.peacefulmind.com/intuition.htm"http://www.peaceful-mind.com/-int
uition.-htm

Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

Chrysoprase
7 years ago
Chrysoprase Source:  Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic By:  Scott Cunningham 
Energy:  Receptive Planet:  Venus Element:  Earth Diety:  Vesta Powers:

Happinesss, Luck, Success, Friendship, Protection, Healing, Money
Magical Uses:  Chrysoprase, an apple-green form of chalcedony, is worn
to lift the emotions and to banish greed, envy, selfishness, tension
and
stress.  It is a cheering stone when worn, and is also used to prevent
nightmares.   A lucky stone, chrysoprase is worn for eloquence, success
in new undertakings, and to attract friends.   As a magical amulet of
protection, in the 13th century the chrysoprase was engraved with the
image of a bull and worn.  Today it is utilized as a general shield
against negativity.   Chrysoprase's healing powers include
strengthening
the eyes, stauching blood and relieveing the pain of rheumatism.   To
attract money, carry a small piece with you at all times.
Cleaning Gemstones
7 years ago
Cleaning Gemstones
There are many ways to clear crystals of negative energy. Here are some
suggestions:
  a.. Outside method: Place in sunlight (see sunlight chart below),
moonlight or rain (see water method) for up to a day. Placing the stone on
or near a plant often quickens the process.
  b.. Crystal method: If the stone is small small, place it on a quartz
or amethyst cluster. The cluster should be dedicated to this purpose
with a clear intent. Clean your cluster every month or two in rain or
sunlight if possible. Amethyst geodes work well too. This is a great way
to clean necklaces!
  c.. Sage tea method: some use sage tea to cleanse theres. This is
very effective with less possibility of damaging crystals. Since there are
many crows and other birds who love bright shiny objects, you may find
out the hard way that setting crystals outside to wash in the rain and
bask in the sun (or moonlight) was not going to work well.
  Take fresh sage if available and brew a pot of light tea; allow it to
cool. Place your crystals in a bowl (use glass if possible) and pour
the cooled tea over them. Hathor leaves hers in the sage tea overnight.
Then remove them and rinse with clean, pure water. Since there are
chemicals in most water systems you may prefer to use a gallon of distilled
water.
  If you can safely place crystals outside for nature to cleanse that
is perfect, though you'll need to be able to distinguish which stones
cleanse best by moonlight and which stones cleanse best by solar.
  d.. Smudge method: Pass stones through the smoke of a scented incense
such as sweetgrass, frankincense, or sage  Passing them through a
candle flame also works.
  e.. Water method: Place stones under alternating hot and cold running
water for 5 minutes (or in the rain for many hours).  place stones in
a plastic strainer and then alternate the hot and cold running water
from the sink. It is good to have a water filter on your tap to filter
out chemicals. This is quick and easy but has drawbacks: some stones
loose their coatings when they get wet. Use caution with lapis, malachite
and sodalight as they may get damaged faster. Cleaning these stones in
the sun or moonlight works fine. [Note: Stones really like the rain. It
cleans much better than the usual water method when the weather
cooperates.]
  f.. Homeopathic method: Some homeopathic solutions clean gemstones as
well. You can use NET (alcohol-free) homeopathics to clean stones.
Other alcohol-free brands may work as well.
  g.. Sea salt method: use 1 cup of sea salt to 2 cups natural spring
water. Place stones in the salt, and let them soak for the better part
of the day. If the day is sunny, let them dry in the sunshine for a few
hours, or if you have lunar stones, lay in the moonlight on a
windowsill through the night. BEWARE: polish may be removed using this method.
  h.. Sand method: when all else fails or you are having a hard time
cleaning something, bury it in moist sand (or soil). No wrappings. It
will get gems clean but be aware that the polish is often removed when
this method is used.
  i.. Mirror Method: Place the gemstones on a mirror over night to
clean them. (Thanks Ro!)
  j.. Light Method: Bathe your gemstones in imaginary light and/or
sound until clean.  use this method only when in a hurry.
  k.. Freezer Method: Place stones in freezer overnight.
Stones damaged by sunlight (there may be more):
  a.. Aventurine: translucent types often loose color
  b.. Amethyst: becomes paler
  c.. Apatite: pink variety fades
  d.. Aquamarine: becomes paler
  e.. Beryl: brown or orange types may change to pale pink
  f.. Celestite: fades in direct sunlight
  g.. Citrine: may change color
  h.. Fluorite: green and purple types change color
  i.. Rose Quartz: becomes paler
  j.. Smokey Quartz: becomes paler
  k.. Kunzite: becomes pale or loses color
  l.. Sapphire: should be cleansed in moonlight

Gemstones
7 years ago
Agate, Mexican Lace - Stimulates analytical capabilities and
preciseness. It stabilizes the aura, eliminating negativity and provides vitality
to the vital organs. It brings a high energy to the physical form and
is helpful in renewing the body's bio-rhythmic lows. It adds vitality
to the heart and works on disorders of the skin.

Amazonite - Rejuvenates the heart and throat chakras, enhancing
communication with love. Balances male/female energy. Brings in clarity of
spirit by retaining the use of pure unconditional love energy. The heart,
throat, and solar plexus chakras are activated. Helps the life force
bond to the molecular level. Helps with dispelling muscle tissue spasms
and to activate brain tissue.

Anhydrite - Stone of glad acceptance. This mineral facilitates strength
on the physical plane and allows one to understand that the physical
body is in fact only a transient vehicle. Aids in loving communication
and in recognition of the opportunities of experience. Used in
treatments of disorders of the throat.

Apatite, Blue - Stimulates the intellect, clairvoyance, clairaudience,
and helps access past life insights. Enhances creativity and artistic
expression. Strengthens the bones. Opens insights in truth in
communication and aids in communication with other realms. Aids in appetite
suppression and works to heal the glands and organs of the body.

Apophyllite - Creates a connection between the physical and spiritual
realms. It attunes the body to a higher dimensional form. It also acts
to bring truth, light, and universal love to return the heart to a
natural state of perfection. Brings "light" energy to one's being and love
to one's heart.

Aquamarine - A stone of courage. Enhances one's ability for rapid
intellectual response. It provides a shielding for the aura and subtle
bodies and the ability to always be prepared. Attunes one to higher
spiritual levels and enhances the connection with the higher self. It
stimulates, activates, and cleanses the throat chakra to universal truth and
perfection.

Aragonite - Provides an ease of centering oneself during periods of
stress and anger. Provides a self-acceptance of oneself, helping one to
gain insight into the basis of problems that need solving. Used as a
"spring tonic," it brings in unlimited possibilities with unconditional
love and helps maintain a balance between work and play.

Aventurine, Blue - Brings the unconditional love of the heart to the
throat. Balances male/female energies, enhances creativity, and augments
loving communications with decisiveness. Cleanses the ethereal,
emotional, and mental bodies. Can aid in expression of repressed childhood
anxiety and fears.

Aventurine, Green - Activates the male side of the heart, activating,
clearing, and protecting; as well as providing a shield of energy to the
chakra. Balances male/female energies. Enhances creativity and
augments loving communications with decisiveness. It facilitates clearing,
balancing and alignment of the intellectual, emotional, physical, and
auric bodies.

Calcite, Blue - Activates the throat chakra. A dynamic stone for
advancement of communication. Amplifies energy and helps the mind and body to
achieve a state of perfection. Augments the kidneys, spleen, and
pancreas. Balances yin/yang qualities. Calcite helps the body remember the
state of order of dis-ease in order to return it to a natural state of
flawlessness.

Calcite, Orange - Brings forth a feeling of "all is well." Brings the
love of the mother to the inner child. Facilitates an awareness and
appreciation of the creative forces of nature. Brings forth polarizing,
prismatic energy to clear and activate all the chakras. Helps clear inner
child pain from the emotional body. Also helps the body return to a
perfect state of flawlessness.

Carnelian - Protects against envy, fear, rage, and sorrow in the
emotional self. Adds love to emotional imbalances. Produces inspiration from
and connections to spiritual worlds. Helps to clear negativity and
provides a stabilization of self and home in the emotional body. Activates
the lower four chakras.

Chrysocolla - Produces great inner strength during stressful situations
and enhances physical vitality. Promotes vitality and harmony and
eliminates negativity. Provides strength and balance in expression and
communication. Attunes one to the perfection of the universe. Helps in the
rebuilding of relationships. Eliminates fear, guilt, and nervous
tension. Helps heal the lungs, thyroid, and medulla oblongata.

Chrysoprase - Balancer of yin/yang energy and instills grace and
compassion within the user. Facilitates deep meditative states and provides
non-judgmental attitudes. Helps to heal a "broken heart" by helping one
to understand the patterns of growth and bringing loving energy to the
heart.

Diopside - Stimulates the intellect, as well as treating physical
weaknesses and psychological disorders. Helps one understand the duality
within the self and stimulates the feminine side of the self. Helps
eliminate muscle spasms. Can be used to calm pets.



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Emerald - Stone of successful love. Provides for domestic bliss and
instills both sensitivity and loyalty while quieting the emotions. It
enhances memory and stimulates the use and combination of intelligence and
discernment. Opens and activates the heart. Strengthens the heart,
kidneys, liver, and pancreas. Stabilizes the astral body and increases
psychic and clairvoyant faculties.

Flint - Assists in severing distressful emotional ties. Brings rational
intellect and insight into confrontations and disputes. Helps prevent
nightmares and dispels negativity. It has been used in the treatment of
kidney stones, liver disorders, and calcium deposits. Aids in the
integrity of the skin and diminishes superficial growths.

Fluorite, Green - Renews spring-time energy to all the chakras.
Transmutes negativity toward the light and love. Diminishes trauma to the
emotional body. Imparts impartiality and discernment. Fluorite strengthens
bone tissue, especially the teeth enamel; as well as stimulates the
mucous membranes and lung tissue. Green fluorite also specifically acts
toward disorders of the stomach and intestinal tracts.

Garnet - The stone of health and contentment. Extracts negative energy
and transmutes it to a beneficial state. Aids in sleep and dreaming and
is very calming. Balances and stimulates the kundalini and adjusts the
body's flow of energy. Strengthens the heart, liver, kidneys, and
thyroid. Works to strengthen blood.

Hemimorphite - Helps decrease self-centeredness and encourages a divine
sense of ego. Enhances self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect.
Relieves feelings of hostility and anger and provides symmetry between
the physical plane and other planes of existence.

Herkimer Diamond - An energy of delicate harmony. Helps one "Be." Does
recognition of self. A stone of attunement. Aids in recovery of memory
to facilitate healing. Stimulates clairvoyance and telepathic
abilities. Releases stress and tension in the physical, astral, emotional, and
ethical bodies.

Herkimer Diamond, Elestial - This enchanted crystal works with the
angels and ancestral spirits. Helps maintain one's self, and to be able to
see hidden causes behind dis-ease during times of transformation, and
helps one build anew. A stone of attunement and delicate harmony.
Detoxifies.

Iolite - A major third eye opener. Enhances meditation and astral
travel, assisting towards change and spiritual growth. Strengthens and
aligns auric field and balances the yin/yang. Useful for stimulation of
vision quests and guided meditations during astral travel. It assists in
lessening fatty deposits, rids the body of toxins, and improves the liver
and its function.

Jasper, Red - Supreme nurturer. Induces health and strength by
protecting and eliminating against negativity. Grounds and stabilizes the user
to the earth. Soothes the nerves. Helps rectify unjust circumstances
and teaches unconditional love. Helps one remember one's dreams in order
to be able to work on one's life.

Jasper, Green Imperial - The supreme nurturer. Brings joy and releases
bonds. Provides protective energy and new growth. Balances yin/yang,
stabilizes the aura, and soothes the nerves. Does general tissue
regeneration and helps to increase the life force within oneself. Increases
clairvoyance and balances the healer's auric field.

Kunzite - Activates the heart chakra with the throat and third eye
chakras. It produces loving thoughts and feelings of a powerful peace
penetrating to one's very core. The infinite source of love, self-love,
unconditional love and romantic love. Helps one remove obstacles from one's
path with love and dissolves negativity as it re-balances and calms
the user.

Kyanite - A power stone. Unlimited energy toward higher attunement. It
aligns all chakras automatically and immediately. Used consciously it
can open the chakras. It brings tranquility and calming to your whole
being with particular focus on the throat and third eye. It dispels anger
and frustration. It also balances the yin/yang energies. An excellent
facilitator of mediation.

Labradorite - Protects and balances one's aura and all the chakras. It
is known as the matriarch of the subconscious mind providing insight as
it unites the personal self. It promotes synthesis of intellectual
thought of psychic wisdom.

Lapis Lazuli - Stone of total awareness. Helps one achieve one's
highest potential and assists in gaining admission to the domain of the
unknown mysteries of the sacred texts. It activates and energizes the throat
and third eye chakras toward a state of perfection. It attunes one to
the creative source, expanding perfection of self.

Lepidocrocite - Brings grounding combined with intellectual
stimulation. Enhances communication to the angelic realm. Facilitates the release
of blockages. Stimulates and cleanses all chakras. Excellent to use
with Reiki treatments. Benefits self-development with healing energy;
storing and communicating with balanced energy.

Lepidolite - Helps with stress reduction, calms, and alleviates
despondency. Provides for a smooth passage during change. Relief of tension as
it calms the heart. Brings in a child-like love to the user. This
mineral activates the throat, heart, and third eye chakras. It also opens
the intellect of the crown chakra.


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7 years ago
Malachite - A stone of transformation. Transfers sacred information
leading to spiritual evolution. Helps one look deep within oneself.
Clarifies, equalizes, and balances the emotions. Pulls out any kind of
blockages. Used to promote sleep, strengthen the eyes, head, kidneys,
pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Treats mental illness and right/left brain
imbalances.

Moonstone - Brings calmness to alleviate emotional tension and enhances
positive attributes of creativity and self-expression. Cleanses
negativity with calmness, enhancing the feminine aspects of love and
compassion. Provides the love of the mother to the emotional body. Works with
the abdomen, spleen, pancreas, pituitary, and intestinal tract. Powerful
as an emotional body healer.

Obsidian, Black - An excellent grounding and protective energy which
shields against negativity. Transmutes negativity into the light and
induces creativity. Aids in the removal of disorders of the body. Balances
the stomach, entire intestinal tract, and general muscle tissue.

Petrified Wood - Stone of transformation. Opens self to past life
recall to help alleviate current problems. Helps with arthritis and
rheumatism. Opens the heart chakra. Very grounding. It brings in the "Serenity
Prayer" to change what you can and not worry about the rest. The heart,
spleen, and thyroid are strengthened. Expands longevity in people.

Pyrite - Defends and protects one from negative energies at the
vibrational and physical levels, as it inspires, activates, and nourishes the
energies of the body. Helps one recognize and attune to the purity of
the universe, and to see words and actions at the vibrational level to
understand them. Aids in digestive problems, anxiety, depression,
frustration, and false hopes.

Quartz, Blue - A major spiritual growth stone. Activates the throat and
heart chakras and promotes speaking that which is on one's mind.
Releases fear and introversion and stimulates new relationships. Encourages
consideration and thoughtfulness. Assists in removal of toxins and
helps heal the heart, lungs, throat, and thymus.

Quartz, Golden Healer - Assists one in attaining and maintaining
contact with the spiritual worlds. It incites healing on all levels and
promotes recognition of methods and techniques which will further recovery
from all disorders. Balances yin/yang and aligns all the chakras.

Quartz, Rose - Spiritual attunement to the energy of love and an
excellent healer of emotional wounds. It emits a calming, cooling energy to
gently remove negativity and reinstate the loving, gentle force of self
love. Helps release impurities of the body and rejuvenates with love.

Quartz, Smoky - Penetrates, transforms and dissolves negative thought
fields. Relieves anger and resentment. Provides a barrier that grounds
and protects. Provides grounding at the base chakra and activates the
kundalini and sexual organs.

Rhodonite - A stone of love. Helps one achieve one's greatest
potential. Energizes the heart and conveys unconditional love, providing a
grounding of physical and mental energies. Encourages brotherhood of
humanity and generosity of spirit. Dispels anxiety, promotes coherence and
stimulates intuition.

Rubellite - Activates the base chakra and balances passive/aggressive
behavior. It strengthens the heart and will-power as it dispels fear and
manifests wisdom. It stimulates a path from the base to the heart
chakra, providing energy and vitality to the physical body. Aids in
disorders of the digestive system, heart, lungs, pancreas, and reproductive
area. Balances the blood.

Ruby - Stimulates and energizes the heart to follow ones own bliss. A
stone of nobility that shields and protects the heart, encouraging
gentleness and discouraging violence. Induces stability and aids in sleep.
Purifies surrounding vibrations. Ruby strengthens the ears, eyes, nose,
pituitary, and spleen; as well as being a master gem in regards to all
aspects of the heart.

Septarian - Releases one from the mental state of being caught in the
quagmire. Helps one with a state of self-acceptance, and helps the mind
and body remember a state of perfection. Releases emotional bonds and
allows the freedom toward new growth and transformation.

Soapstone - Calming and provides peace at the center of one's being.
Helps one release old routines and stabilizes one during new challenges
and changes. Instills positive characteristics. Stimulates the liver and
gall bladder; strengthens the heart and thymus.

Stilbite - Provides a powerful creative and intuitive loving energy.
Provides guidance and assists in obtaining an astral state. Helps with
toxin removal and stimulates the brain. Can be used in the treatment of
the loss of taste and laryngitis. It strengthens ligaments and enhances
pigmentation of the skin.

Sugilite - Connects the well-being of body and mind and aids in all
forms of dis-ease. Attracts healing power. Brings love and peace from the
spiritual to the mental plane. Eliminates hostility, anger,
abrasiveness, jealousy, and prejudice. It infuses one with inspiration and
confidence and helps one believe in oneself.

Sulphur - Removes negative willfulness and anger. Melts away emotional
blocks. Promotes energy, inspiration and protection of self. Helps
painful and swollen joints. Aids in immune system disorders. Strengthens
neurological tissue of brain and activates will power.


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Tiger Eye - Joins the energy of the sun and the earth together.
Increases sharpness of psychic sight by activating the third eye. Provides
grounding and a clarity of intellect. Brings in brightness to eliminate
depression and balances the yin/yang. Produces soothing and calming
vibrations. Increases night vision and helps mend broken bones.

Tourmaline, Watermelon - Super activator of the heart. Augments
endocrine glands and metabolism. Balances the emotional system. Dispels fear
and negativity; aids in sleep and balance. Fights infectious dis-eases.
Has strong electromagnetic properties. It has been used in the
treatment of nervousness, disorders of the heart and lungs, and in dysfunctions
of the emotional system.

Turquoise - Merges the energy of Blue Father Sky to Mother Earth.
Strengthens and aligns all chakras, meridians, and subtle bodies. Stimulates
the throat, heart, and naval chakras, balancing communication skills
and emotional issues. Excellent for spiritual attunement and provides
grounding during deep meditations. Brings peace of mind and is a great
healer of spirit. Both a protective force and a bestow-er of goodness.

Vannasite - Grounds the heart and brings base chakra energy to the
heart. Provides stability and energy to the heart. Opens the base chakra to
earth energy. Aids in cleansing of the blood and liver of toxins; as
well as energizing the blood.

Wavellite - Helps one see the "big picture." Helps to manage difficult
situations and provides information to inner self. Helps provide
insight to recognize both direct and indirect methods to accomplish a task.
It facilitates the flow of energy from the ethereal body to the physical
body, and the flow of blood in the body.

Zincite - Provides a synthesis of personal power, physical energy, and
creativity. Stimulates the electric currents within the body to
facilitate the removal of energy blockages. Very beneficial in relationship
issues of physical plane. It increases the conscious connection to higher
realms and increases mental clarity and perception.

Please remember this is not the meanings.
Hugz,
Valerie

http://www.lightworks-awakening.com/crystalelixirs.html
Crystal Tune-up: Charging Your Stones
7 years ago
Crystal Tune-up: Charging Your Stones 
When you clear a crystal you are removing any unwanted vibrations.

When you charge a crystal, you're helping to activate and enhance its energy. There are several reasons to do this.

1. Sometimes after you've cleared a crystal, especially one that you've been using for a lot of intense work, its energy may still seem a little dull or flat.
2. A crystal that hasn't been worked with for a while may also feel this way.
3. If you notice that a crystal has become cloudy you may want to both clear and activate it.
4. If you want to program a crystal for a special purpose, before you program it, you may want to activate its energy for that purpose.


Charging Methods

1. Place crystals in the reflected light of Austrian crystals, i.e., where the rainbows from these crystals fall. (Note: Austrian crystals are leaded glass, hence human-made crystals). The crystals can remain in place for as long as the Austrian crystals are reflecting sunlight.

2. Place crystals on a large quartz cluster. Quartz amplifies the energy of any crystal with which it is in contact.

3. You can also activate crystals with sound.
* Put a crystal near a single-note chime and strike the chime gently several times. This has a harmonizing effect on the crystal.
* Many people chant or say mantras or affirmations. If this is part of your spiritual practice (or you intend to make it so), chant in the presence of your crystals, especially if you want to use them as part of your meditation practice.

You can also activate crystals with positive thoughts. Hold them in your hands and visualize them bathed in light and love. You can also tell them (either silently or aloud) how much you appreciate them. They may not understand the words (and, then again, they may), but your intention will be clearly transmitted.

Reiki Charging

If you are a Reiki I practitioner you can charge your crystals with Reiki energy by holding them in your hands and activating this energy within you in whatever ways your Reiki Master may have taught you how to do this. One method is to say "Reiki on

If you are a Reiki II practitioner you can draw the symbols over your crystals.

* For simple charging you can draw the energy symbol over a crystal.

* When I want to use a crystal to help clear up some mental and/or emotional confusion, I hold it in one hand and draw the mental/emotional balance symbol over it. I may then place that crystal on the third eye (sixth chakra) to benefit from the energy.

* When I've chosen a crystal to program a crystal for a goal, I draw the distant healing symbol over it, sometimes followed by the other symbols.

* Reiki Masters can use the master attunement symbol to charge their crystals. I have experienced that this symbol relates to the other symbols in the same way that a quartz crystal enhances the energy of other crystals.

Special-Purpose Activation

You may want to charge the land you live on with crystalline energy by burying crystals in the earth. (Be sure you note or write down where you buried them. A map would be a good idea.)

Some people like to program crystals and then bury them in their gardens to help in an abundant crop. If you'd like to charge your crystals in preparation for this, you may want to bury them in dried flowers. This will infuse them with the energy of growth and flourishing. (If you are using potpourri make sure that it isn't artificially scented.)

At any time of year (providing the ground isn't frozen) you can bury one near a tree. This could either be a tree that is your favorite, or one associated with a particular positive value.

Oaks symbolize strength, junipers protection from negativity, and pine trees in a number of cultures are associated with healing.

You can also get particular results when you place a crystal in sunlight. This is one of the most powerful ways to charge your crystal with active energy, i.e., energy that will help you to manifest what you want.

This is useful if you want to create an increase in some area of your life, such as increased vitality, income, and love. Put the crystal out in the sun, and then program it for your intention.

(Note: Don't leave any crystal outside for a prolonged period of time. Amethyst and rose quartz will fade if they are exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. If it's very hot, a quartz crystal will absorb the heat and may crack.)

Seasonal Charging

Particular times in the solar cycle have special energies. Although I make some recommendations for particular crystals here, please allow your intuition to guide you in your choices.

The spring equinox relates to beginnings. This can be a time to begin new projects or to create new emotional openings. As green is the color of spring, you might want to either put some green crystals outside (if the temperature is well above freezing) or place them on a window ledge at this time.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. In agriculture, the first crops may be harvested at this time. In spiritual terms, it's a time to reflect on the seeds or new projects you planted during the spring equinox. It's also a time to feel the fullness of love and to appreciate relationships. Associated colors are red and pink, so you may want to charge your crystals of this color now.



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7 years ago

The autumn equinox is associated with the second harvest and completion. It's a time for the full manifestation of one's dreams and projects. I associate it with orange and gold, so these are good crystals to charge at this time. You may want to work with particular focus on projects and dreams involving abundance. If you wish to experience more gratitude in your life, you may wish to charge crystals with this energy.

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7 years ago
The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year and the beginning of a time for going within. Long months of winter stretch ahead, so this is also a time for faith that spring, the time of renewal will come again. This day also reminds us that all beings, including the earth itself, need a time of rest and replenishment. I like to charge clear crystals at this time and use them when I lose my way and forget that the light will return.

Crystals and the Moon

Below I describe the meaning of the phases of the moon. When you put your crystals outside or on a window ledge, they will become charged with that particular energy.

New Moon: In many ways this is analogous to the spring equinox. It signifies a time of new beginnings, of designing the path of your inner journey. Charge your crystals for new ways of seeing things, inspiration, and initiative.

Crescent Moon: Your dream or vision is now beginning its journey. At this point fears, resistance, and old patterns of being may begin to emerge. You may want to charge crystals related to releasing fears, such as charoite, or crystals related to confidence, such as citrine and topaz.

First Quarter Moon: This phase of the moon is related to action. If you find yourself in a state of inertia, charge one of the red crystals: ruby, carnelian, or garnet.

Gibbous Moon: Your vision gathers force at this time. As it becomes more manifest, this can be a good time to make adjustments so that it more fully matches your original dream. However, you are more likely to realize what you want if you can do this without judgment. It's a time for patience and to recognize that no manifestation can be evaluated until it's complete. It can be helpful to charge rhodonite or tiger's eye, two crystals for patience.

Full Moon: This represents the fullness of the vision realized. If you have imposed limitations on its development, you may feel conflicted. This can, then, be a good time to charge crystals that represent balance. Sodalite is one of the best. You may also choose a pair of stones of opposite colors: clear quartz and black tourmaline, ruby and green calcite, citrine and amethyst.

Disseminating Moon: This is analogous to autumn, a time of harvest. As it can also be a time of sharing, you may wish to share what you've learned on your journey. It's also a time of evaluation during which you can discover what did and didn't work during your journey.

Last Quarter Moon: Now that you've harvested and "digested" your manifestation, it's time for it to return to the earth and become food for your next creation. During this time you may again wish to dissolve all that which is no longer useful to you. I most strongly recommend clear quartz for this part of the journey.

Balsamic Moon: In many ways, this corresponds to the Winter Solstice. It's a time for reflection and to go inward, a time to reach for the wisdom of your intuition. During this time I like to charge one of the dark crystals that are paradoxically filled with light. Labradorite, with its electric flashes, and tiger's eye, are two of my favorites.

Crystals and Pyramids

I'm speaking now of hollow pyramids, which are made of tubes composed of various metals, usually copper and sometimes pure gold.

Years ago I put a pyramid on the floor one night. The next morning I discovered that my cat, Binx, had put inside a catnip mouse and a feather. This sight dissolved any doubts I might have had about the power of pyramids.
Pyramids are believed to generate negative ions and to have a balancing effect on the electromagnetic field (or aura) of the body. They can be used to charge crystals. Quartz crystals are most recommended for this, as they may hold the charge for several weeks. However, I've charged other crystals with good results.

You can read this article online at:

http://www.rainbowcrystal.com/crystal/charge.html
Cross Stone
7 years ago
Cross Stone
Source:  Gem, Mineral & Metal Magic
By:  Scott Cunningham

Folk names:  Cross-Stones, Fairy Crosses
Energies:  Projective, Receptive
Powers:  Elemental Magic, Elemental Power, Luck
Magical/Ritual Lore:  When a friend of mine returned from six months
in northern California, she brought with her, among many other
wonders, a piece of cross stone.  Though she called it "fairy cross'
(or fairy crosses), I recognized it as cross stone. 

Shamans ofen include a piece of this stone in their medicine or
power bags, and it is a favorite item to exchange with others
during 'giveaways.'
Magical uses:  The cross stone, apparently a form of andalusite, is
found in coarse crystals.  When these are broken open or sliced,
they display a symmetrical cross pattern of alternating light and
dark colors.

Because of its shape, the cross stone is worn or carried by those
practicing elemental magic or by those wishing to balance the four
elements within themselves.

It is carried, worn, or placed on the altar for power during magical
rituals of all kinds.

As with all stones exhibiting unusual shapes or patterns, it is
carried for luck.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am new to this, and would like to learn more. I have this necklace that has a multi-color moonstone, blue topaz ans aquamarine stones in it. I wear it to help calm me and those around me. Does that sound familar?
7 years ago

Yes, yes it does! Would you like me to post something on those specific stones? If you ever have any questions just ask. Not only am I willing to help, but the sanctuary now has such a vast resource of knowledge and paths that I am sure someone will be able to help guide you!

I think I will open an area for beginners questions!

Blessings on your path!!

Angelite
7 years ago
This is a truly remarkable stone indeed. Some of the common uses for
angelite is that it balances the physical body with the ethereal
network. As well as placing a shield of protection around the
environment, which it is placed. You may make an elixir and drink it,
which will place a shield around the body as well.
Angelite is used in communicating with higher beings as well as
angelic beings. It also has the ability to facilitate telepathy and
astral projection as well. This telepathy can be with another person,
spirit totem or animal, or other beings. It is both a sender as well
as a receiver of this form of information.
Also, it can promote astrological and mathematical understanding and
comprehension. It represents the world and peace through brotherhood
and understanding. It also dispels anger renews ones connectedness
with universal knowledge and initiates a parting of the impediments
during innovative pursuits
Can be used in the re-birthing process.  Also used in energy
transfers in psychic healing angelite provides the linking of the
network between the psychic and the infrastructure of the ethereal
energy network.
Personal experiences with this stone are amazing. I bought one a week
ago and asked for clarity in a situation. Every night for a week I did
nothing but dream of the subject of this matter. This truly confused
and scared me, as it is not normal for me to have dreams of this
nature. It took a week to make the connection between the dreams and
the stone. So, as a controlled experiment I took it off last night and
guess what…no dreams of this subject at all. Moral of the story is be
very careful of working with this or any other stone, they will can
and will grant what you wish.
Also this stone can require heavy cleansing after using. My personal
recommendation is that it is set, if at all possible in the sun for at
least a week (7 full days).
Any sort of tool that is powerful always requires powerful cleanings
and prayers. As Marlene has said earlier, and it is true, be specific
in your wording as intent alone is no where near enough. Use this
stone wisely and the angelic hosts will open to you..use it in
selfishness and you will get your just rewards.
In all honesty I pried into a situation I had no right prying into. I
saw what I saw and now I know not to trifle with such seemingly
harmless tools as they will teach you what you need to know, although
it may not be what you want to know...
Crystals for New Beginnings: Red/Pink/Rose Stones
7 years ago
Crystals for New Beginnings: Red/Pink/Rose Stones

The power behind new beginnings, whether it is for a New Year or a new
day,
can be found in the strength of our mental attitude. Encouraging words,

affirmations and other tools can keep us along the path we desire. So
engaging
crystals as a tool for guidance seems only natural. Love, abundance,
creativity are
often the ideas we strive for the most.

Love Is The Answer
Is love the passion felt by humans when they are experiencing
passion, or is love the passion they have for something else...
their country, their family or their passion for chocolate?

Self-love is probably the most important of all. You also have
Spiritual Love, Giving of Love, Receiving of Love, Compassionate
Love, Unconditional Love, Sexual Love... These are all aspects
of LOVE that we need to address, and often times, don't. It is
very important that we love ourselves, first. When this truly
occurs, the Universe allows the others to fall in to place
very nicely!

We can accept no more love than we are  willing to give ourselves. We
create
our own reality. Gratitude is a self fulfilling prophecy. Openess and
honesty
are essential. Self examination is the only way to know.  All paths are

equally spiritual.   Believe that this is so. To Believe is a powerful
thing. The
Universe supports ALL that WE CHOOSE to Believe. *Learn how to think in

affirmations that are positive! These are statements that you make
either aloud or to
yourself. Always approve and accept yourself. You cannot love yourself
unless
you first, approve of and accept yourself. *Love thy self. You are
perfect,
whole and complete NOW, the way you are. You deserve all that you
require. You
are worthy, loveable and strong.
Garnet
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Garnet
Red represent love and help the aspirant to strive for improvement in
moral
conduct. Square-cut Garnets help bring about business opportunities and
filter
out concerns that are not one's own. Rectangular shapes aid in the
matter of
intellect or the earth. Garnets teach patience and constancy and are
not to be
used lightly. They develop love and compassion. They sharpen
self-perception
and extend that openness to others. Help calm anger, particularly anger

directed towards the self.
Rose Quartz
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Rose Quartz
When we love ourselves it's amazing how much love we will receive from
others. When we don't it's astonishing how little the love of others
makes an
impact. Rose quartz helps to remove the energetic blockages in the
heart chakra
which keep us from truly loving ourselves, and also nurtures and
replenishes our
sense of self-love. Soft. Gently soothes and warms heart center.
Emotional
healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment, anger.
Slowly eases
childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love, low self-esteem. Cleanse and
recharge
often. Especially if fades. Aligns mental, emotional, and astral
bodies.
Deeply in tune with emotional states. Found in the US, Brazil, and
Japan. Its
value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. A soothing influence.
Helps
diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover
the ability
to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of
particular
value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance.
Helps us
realize that all change is important, even difficult change.
Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.
Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Also helps
the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may become healthier.
Pink Tourmaline
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Pink Tourmaline
While rose quartz prepares the ground for the expression of
love in the outer world, pink tourmaline activates that expression.
This crystal also helps us to review and release past experiences
when our attempts to love others seemed to fail. Its message is,
"It's safe to love." Emotional and spiritual love, healing loss,
emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe
illness like cancer, emphysema). Best in combination with
counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite.
Self-love,
compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. Also Rubellite. Red (Rubellite)

strengthens, grounds/rejuvenates, warms. Unites heart and body for
love, courage,
passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. High Lithium content (thus
pink/red color)
brings emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way.
Balances body's electrochemistry. Heart and Root Chakra. Helps detach
from personal
pain. Releases reproductive, blocks;
stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detox blood and
immune system and to ease radiation effects. Yang.
Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosite
Solid to clear pink. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant
loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/
receiving love. "Stone of Love and Balance". Also for loneliness,
loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse,
incest...Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues,
spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose. Best worn
24 hrs. a day. Electromagnetic. Stronger than Rose Qtz. Solar
plexus, stomach (anxiety), food addictions, anorexia, asthma,
eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain). thymus.
Open the hand healing Chakras. Specialized uses to detox/heal blood,
liver,
cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. A fairly recent
discovery
in the mineral kingdom. Comes in shades of orange and pink. Has stripes
of
various width in shades of white. Most comes from the US or USSR. A
very
beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses.
Helps you filter
out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Also purifies
the
circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially the kidneys.
Helps you
alleviate irrational fears and paranoia.
Rhodonite
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Rhodonite
An often-unrecognized aspect of love is patience. Rhodonite,
while good for any situation which threatens one's patience,
is especially helpful for the day-to-day annoyances which two
people who live together often face. When the first bloom of
romance fades, and one is left facing the reality that their
dearly beloved partner leaves a trail of crumbs wherever
(s)he goes, or whistles all the time, rhodonite can be helpful.
Helps with confusion, Focus, Peace and Love. "Stone of Love".
Works with Heart Chakra; helps us express confidence and
lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and
feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. Soothes
nightmares. Stress, heartache, loss, etc. Ancient use also:
Speech/hearing problems/growth, fear, illness (emphysema,
asthma...) Strengthens mantras, chanting, affirmations,
singing, toning. Use for trauma, confusion, and confidence.
Very beneficial upon the growth of bones and the hearing system.
Ruby
Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Wealth,
Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after
exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra),
love,
courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength,
leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions
(passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for
pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for
reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots,
blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. Stimulates
circulation, menses, pituitary healing the earth. This
gemstone must be carefully scrutinized before choosing it
for healing purposes. Classic stone is usually a deep, brilliant
red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found in the US,
India, and
Sri Lanka. A powerful stone whose stimulating
energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier
of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or
negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a
knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise you
are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can
also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love,
including love of ourselves. Benefits the heart and circulatory
system, and can assist in the filtration and detoxification of
the body. Also suggested for the eyes. Stimulates motivation
and visualization.

Agate
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AGATE: A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body and mind.
Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability to discern
truth and accept circumstances. Grounding, but energetic. Powerful
healer. Works with attitudes according to color of stone.
ALEXANDRITE
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ALEXANDRITE: A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external
regeneration. Has positive influence on nervous system, spleen,
pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual line
transformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of
enfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Crown.
AMAZONITE
7 years ago
AMAZONITE: A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system. Strengthens
heart and physical body. Aid alignment of mental and esthetic body.
Brings joy and upliftment. Creative _expression. Facilitates clearer
vision of one's own harmful tendencies, making them easier to release.
Throat.
Amber
7 years ago
AMBER: Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts positive
influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing, soothing, and
harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified golden light.
Stabilizes
kundalini awakening. Activates altruistic nature. line spiritualizes
the intellect. Navel, Solar Plexus, Crown.
AMETHYST
7 years ago
AMETHYST: A variety of quartz. Strengthens endocrine and immune
systems.
Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands. Power
blood cleanser and energizer. Helps mental disorders. line
Purification
and regeneration on all levels of consciousness, Transmutes one's lower
nature into the more highly defined aspects of their higher potentials.
Physical representative of the Violet Ray of line alchemy and
transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities.
Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming, strong
protective qualities. Healing, divine love, inspiration, intuition.
Third Eye, Crown.
AQUAMARINE
7 years ago
AQUAMARINE: A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention.
Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, and thyroid. Purifies body.
Enhances
clarity of mind, aids creative self-_expression.
Physical/Emotional/Mental balancer. Helps banish fears and phobias.
Excellent for meditation. Inspirations, peace, calmness, love. Throat,
Solar Plexus.
AVENTURINE
7 years ago
AVENTURINE (Green): A variety of quartz. Purifies mental, emotional,
and
esthetic bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear. Stimulates muscle
tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility, positive attitudes
towards life. Brings one into alignment with their center.
Independence.
Health, well being. Heart.

AZURITE: Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (because of
copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood.
Facilitates clear meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic
abilities. Initiates transformation. Cleanses mental body. Inspiration,
creativity, intuition. Third Eye, Throat.
BLOODSTONE
7 years ago
BLOODSTONE: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates
bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart,
spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces
emotional/mental stress. Powerful psychic healer. Stimulates movement
of
kundalini. Links root chakra with heart. Inner guidance, altruism,
idealism. A highly evolved mineral. Root, Heart.
CALCITE
7 years ago
CALCITE: Aids kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. Balances male/female
polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotional balancing.
Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for astral projection. Joy,
lightness. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of
stone.
CARNELIAN
7 years ago
CARNELIAN: A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral healer.
Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies.
Aligns physical and esthetic bodies. Enhances attunement with inner
self. Facilitates concentration. Opens heat. Warming, social, joyous.
Navel, Solar Plexus, Heart.
CELESTITE
7 years ago
CELESTITE: Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing, peace
of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative expression. Helps
one adjust to higher, more rarefied states of awareness. Truth,
reliability. Clear speech. Throat.
CHRYSOCOLLA
7 years ago
CHRYSOCOLLA: Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, and
arthritic conditions. Strengthens lungs and thyroid gland. Enhances
metabolism. Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt,
and
tension. Helps clear subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine
qualities. Amplifies throat chakra - creative _expression, power,
communication. Joy, emotional balance. Heart, Throat.

CHRYSOPRASE
7 years ago
CHRYSOPRASE: A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns. Eases
depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming, balancing, healing
for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Helps one see clearly into
personal problems. Brings out inner talents. Lightheartedness, joy.
Heart.
CITRINE
7 years ago
CITRINE: A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver,
gallbladder, digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies
physical/emotional/mental bodies. Enhances body's healing energy.
Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raises self-esteem. Powerful
alignment with High Self. Lightheartedness, cheerfulness, hopes.
Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance. Navel, Crown.
COPPER
7 years ago
COPPER: Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to body/mind.
Aids metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion and sexual
imbalance. Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises self-esteem. Strong
conductor of energy.
DIAMOND
7 years ago
DIAMOND: Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones.
Breaks up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality. Master
healer. Dispels negativity. Purifies physical/esthetic bodies. Reflects
will and power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in
body/mind/spirit. Alignment with High Self. Abundance, innocence,
purity, faithfulness. All of body.
DIOPTASE
7 years ago
DIOPTASE: Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood
pressure. Vitalizes, balances, tones body/mind. Emotional stability,
Peace of mind. Excellent for use with healing and affirmations.
Abundance, prosperity, progress, health, well being. Heart.
EMERALD
7 years ago
EMERALD: A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, immune
system, and nervous system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignment
of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams, meditation, and deeper spiritual
insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us. Prosperity,
love, kindness, tranquility, balance, healing, patience. Strong
emotional balancer. Heart, Solar Plexus.
FLOURITE
7 years ago
FLOURITE: Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital
nutrients. Beneficial for blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess
energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration,
meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates
interdimensional communication. Powerful healer. Works with attitudes
and body according to color of stone.
GARNET
7 years ago
GARNET (Red): Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily
systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with root
chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of the kundalini.
Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Love, compassion.
Enhances imagination. Root, Heart.
GOLD
7 years ago
GOLD: Purifies and energizes physical body. Improves circulation,
strengthens nervous system. Balances and develops heart chakra.
Balances
hemispheres of the brain. Aids tissue regeneration. Attracts positive
energy into aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids personal illumination.
Solar energy, male aspect. Navel, Heart, Crown.
HEMATITE
7 years ago
HEMATITE: Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen.
Increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout the
body. Strengthens physical and esthetic bodies. Energizing, vitalizing.
Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Slightly
grounding. Powerful stone for those attracted to it.
HERKIMER DIAMOND
7 years ago
HERKIMER DIAMOND: A type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies.
Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body and mind.
Similar qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier. Enhances inner
vision. Increases awareness of dreams - "dream crystal." Stores thought
forms and information. All parts of body.
Jade
7 years ago
JADE: Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse Blood.
Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female
problems. Power emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional
love.
Clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing.
Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will correspond to particular
color
of stone.
Jasper
7 years ago
JASPER (All colors): A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver,
gallbladder, and bladder. Powerful healer; main impact on physical
body.
Represents earth element. Works with body and attitudes according to
color.
KUNZITE
7 years ago
KUNZITE (Pink Spodumene): High lithium content makes Kunzite beneficial
to individuals with addictive behavior. Strengthens cardiovascular
system. Aids manic depression. Excellent balancer for
physical/emotional/mental bodies. Powerful stone for opening/healing
heart. Helps one surrender to Higher Self. Enhances self-esteem.
Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing, calming. Heart.
KYANITE
7 years ago
KYANITE: Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative _expression,
communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection to
casual plane. Facilitates astral/interdimensional travel. Throat, Third
Eye.
LAPIS LAZULI
7 years ago
LAPIS LAZULI: Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland.
Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments
strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental
clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with
Higher Self and Spirit Guides. Creative _expression. Third Eye, Throat.


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LEPIDOLITE
7 years ago
LEPIDOLITE: Aids muscles, strengthens heart, and beneficially
influences
blood. High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance and
stability.
Aids sleep. Enhances _expression of one's inner light and joy.
MALACHITE
7 years ago
MALACHITE: Aids functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress and
tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory
system, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for
body/mind. Reveals subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all
levels. Heart, Solar Plexus.
METEORITE
7 years ago
METEORITE: Helps reveal past lives from other plants and galaxies,
Enhances connection with extraterritorial energies. Expands awareness.
Similar to obsidian, but denser. Chakra: Root.
MOLDAVITE
7 years ago
MOLDAVITE: A deep green, silica based tektite (meteorite) that fell to
Earth about 15 million years ago. Aids alignment with Higher Self.
Balancing and healing for physical body/mind. Aids in channeling
extraterrestrial and interdimensional sources. Heart, Third Eye.
MOONSTONE
7 years ago
MOONSTONE: Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas,
pituitary gland. Unblocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and
stress.
Aids birthing process, helps female problems. Emotional balancer; helps
lessen tendency to over react emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes.
Aligns emotions with High Self. Heart.
OBSIDIAN
7 years ago
OBSIDIAN: Beneficially influences stomach and intestines. Connects mind
and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Grounds spiritual energy into
physical plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps
clear subconscious blocks. Brings and understanding of silence and "the
void." Detachment, but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those
attuned with it. Root.
ONYX
7 years ago
ONYX: A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female
polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances
emotional
balance and self control. Higher inspiration. Works with body and
attitudes according to color of stone.
Opal
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OPAL: Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional
balancer. Enhances intuition. The full spectrum of colors resonates
with
all chakreas. Helps conscious connection with highest aspects of being.
Heart and others, depending on color.

PERIDOT
7 years ago
PERIDOT (Olivine): Balances glandular system. Aids tissue regeneration.
Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals.
Purifies body. Enhances bloodstream. Overall balancer and tonic for
body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Increases intuitive awareness. Reduces
stress. Stimulates mind. Accelerates personal growth, opens new doors
of
opportunity. Navel, Solar Plexus, Heart.
PYRITE
7 years ago
PYRITE: Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and
oxygenates
blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive outlook on
life. Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one's ability to
work with others harmoniously. Practicality. Root, Solar Plexus, Heart.
QUARTZ CRYSTAL
7 years ago
QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Clear): Enhances the crystalline properties of the
blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary
glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies
thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates all levels of
consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy fields and in
environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies
energy. Excellent for meditation. Enhances interdimensional
communication and communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. All
body parts.

RHODOCHROSITE
7 years ago
RHODOCHROSITE: Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and
circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional
balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas. Aligns subtle
bodies.
Red/pink color helps to blend courage/will/passion aspects of lower
chakras with loving _expression of the heart. Divine love, acceptance
of
self and life. Powerful healer for those attuned to this stone. Root,
Heart.
RHODONITE
7 years ago
RHODONITE: Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes,
pituitary gland, and pancreas. Strengthens immunity, Improves memory.
Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind. Aligns
root
and heart chakras for bringing love into action and manifestation (red
and black variety). Self esteem, confidence. Enhances energy levels in
body/mind. Pink variety (without black) helps impart understanding of
strength within vulnerability. Great stone for light workers serving in
cities. Root, Heart.

ROSE QUARTZ
7 years ago
ROSE QUARTZ: Aids kidneys and circulatory system. Increases fertility.
Eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger,
resentment,
guilt, fear, jealousy. Reduces stress and tension, cools hot temper.
Enhances self confidence and creativity. Aids development of
forgiveness, compassion, love. "Love stone." Chakra: Heart.
Stones to Prevent Psychic Attack
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Stones to Prevent Psychic Attack

For those of you who work quite closely with the spiritual world, you
Know that at times 'spirits' can follow you home, attach themselves to
You, or to other's bodies and/or homes, and enter into your mind
causing
Conflict or confusion.

The list of stones in this article, will help protect you before
Entering into the realm/field you work in, and keep you protected
Throughout the session.

Aegirine
Aegirine is a favorite amongst mineral collectors. It's a beautiful
Contrast with the orthoclase feldspar on which it is found. It forms in
Black or green long needlelike crystals which at times has a pyramidal
Finish on the
Edges.

It will help you keep all forms of negative energy (emotional, mental
as
Well as physical) away during extensive healing sessions when precise
Areas need delicate work.

It helps one remain positive throughout enduring sessions, and keeps
Concentration at task to the
Maximum.

Used with other minerals, or set among other specimens in your office
or
Working space, this stone
Will create harmony also for your client as well as yourself.

An excellent stone for energy regeneration.

~*~

Betafite
This green, to rust to black octahedron configuration in it's
Crystallization is a stone that is stated to be a wonderful stone in
Diagnostic operations. Placed above the body, or in gridding the body,
The healer/practitioner can feel the directional energy focused on the
Area needing attention.

Betafite will shield any psychic attack, dispel any emotional
negativity
And ease any uneasiness in your client, as well as with you, the
Practitioner.

This stone can also be utilized when one astral travels, keeping all
Negative energy away from the traveler and away from the journey to and
Back.

~*~

Carrollite
This steel grey mineral is found in the Patapsco mine, Finksburg, and
The Mineral Hill mine, Sykesville, in Carroll County Maryland, USA.
Thus
The mineral's name.

Use this stone to ground the Chakras as well as closing them off to any
Psychic attack, allowing protection to these delicate wheels of energy.

Carrollite is a stone used in quick recovery, be it from emotional
Trauma, mental confusion/stress, or physical wounds, being sure to
Prevent all negative attacks to any part of these healing process(es).

~*~

Chlorite
Chlorites are generally green and crystallize in flaky microscopic
Crystals. The term Chlorite is a designation for a group of minerals
Including Clinochlore, Diabantite, Daphnite Kammererite, and Penninite.

Considered a favorable healing stone, this mineral is said to remove
Unwanted energy implants and any psychic attacks. Chlorite, stimulating
one's personal affinity with "All", is an overwhelmingly positive stone
When worn, carried or even made into an elixir.

Also known as the Cure All, any practitioner/healer would benefit
Greatly with a piece of Chlorite in their uses, or even as a decoration
Piece in their office or working space.

~*~

Limonite
Limonite is not a true mineral but a mixture of similar hydrated iron
Oxide minerals, most of which is made up of Goethite. Color range is
Yellow, orange, reddish brown, to brownish black. And its crystal
habits
Include massive, layered, botryoidal and stalactitic.

This is a wonderful stone to bring forth Intuitive abilities. But with
This out-coming of sight, knowledge of protection must be learned also.
The Limonite will prevent any type of psychic attack to the student, as
Well as the practiced.

This stone is also stated to keep your inner child alive and well, thus
Keeping any psychic attack that adults commonly have happen to them,
Away from their innocent thought patterns and mind set. Youth is a
Fabulous protector of any type of negative energy.

~*~

Ruby
This beautiful corundum mineral forms in others colors besides the
noted
Crimson red. Pink and orange-red crystals are also found.

This mineral, has duality to it's property. Ruby gathers and amplifies
Energy while stimulating mental concentration. Thus opening up the mind
For psychic attack. Which, too, the Ruby is an excellent shielding
Stone, protecting and safeguarding one's consciousness from psychic
attack.

This is a good stone to give students, researchers, or anyone who needs
Deep focus and concentration to the task at hand.
Kyanite
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Kyanite

This is a channeling stone. It's base matrix is earth-air. Kyanite
aligns all chakras automatically and immediately. It needs no cleaning,

it does not accumulate negative energies. It can also align all
energetic bodies, as well as the physical, for a smooth flow. It focus
on the throat, and third eye chakras. Balances yin-yang energies
providing an orderly growth. Dispels energy blocks. Provides great
clarity in communicating with spirits, and other non-physical entities.

Provides peaceful meditations. Helps in compassion is and decision-
making issues. It brings other energies to the physical, with a
harmonious flow. Very good for psychic communication.
Turquoise
7 years ago
Turquoise



Its base matrix is earth.  It is the stone witch gives access to the
human collective and past, through dna activation memories, and akashic

records.  It works to stimulates clarification of the conscious mind. 
It connects one to their personal past.  It helps to ground on the
physical plain while stabilizing the connection to the higher
realities.  It brings to the consciousness the data collected during
meditation and travel, in the language of the brain.  It acts as a
buffer between the brain and the reality here; filtering out
the "static" so a person can deal with a higher continues reality.
Gem Elixers
7 years ago
Gem elixirs are liquid preparations that contain the potentized healing
vibrations of a particular gem or mineral. Their primary actions are
to stabilize and balance the energy field, including the subtle bodies
that make up the aura and the chakras (main energy centers of the
body).


Gem elixirs work by catalyzing the release of stress and tension that
have been allowed to build up in the energetic structure of the body.
As
these dissonant energies are released, that structure comes back into
alignment, and the body is able to regain its natural state of
balance,
stability, and resistance to stress.

Gem elixirs help us access the healing support of the mineral kingdom
in a very efficient way through their ease and flexibility of
application. They may be used both internally and externally, by
themselves, or
in combination with other vibrational remedies. They are particularly
effective when used concurrently with flower essences, as they help to
physically stabilize and anchor the shifts in consciousness that are
catalyzed by the transformational energies of the flowers.

The Alaskan Gem Elixirs were co-created by Jane Bell and Steve Johnson
in the summer of 1992. Their intention was to prepare a collection of
remedies that would blend the support of the mineral kingdom with the
strength and purity of the Alaskan environment. Each Alaskan Gem
Elixir
was prepared in a pristine wilderness setting that was chosen for the
particular elemental qualities it embodied, qualities that would most
effectively anchor the healing pattern of the stone into the water.
For
example, a few of these elixirs were prepared next to a glacier, some
on
the shore of one of the largest lakes in the state, located 150 miles
from the nearest road, and several in a high meadow filled with wild
flowers and surrounded by peaks of the Alaska Range, including Denali,
the
tallest mountain in North America.
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Historically speaking, much of the information that exists on the
healing qualities of gem stones has been derived from their physical
signatures. These include the crystal system or family that a
particular stone
belongs to, its color, hardness, chemical composition, and the
geologic process by which it was formed. With that informaiton in
mind, the
primary focus for Alaskan Gem Elixirs has been on the subtle invisible
geometry or healing pattern of the stone and on the elemental forces
that
were called into service during the preparation process.
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Aquamarine - brings a calm, quiet clarity to an over active mental
body; increases one's ability to achieve a neutral, serene state of
mind;
helps one create a mental oasis of cool, clear receptivity.






Aventurine - strengthens the central vertical axis which stabilizes us
during expansion experiences; helps us move into and through new
experiences with grace, stamina and perseverance; good for spiritual
trailblazers and pioneers.




Azurite - grounding communication; opens and strengthens the connection
between the feminine earth forces and the 5th chakra; helps us
communicate with vitality, authenticity, and gentleness.

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Black Tourmaline - helps us exchange old unwanted energies for fresh,
clean, neutral energy; a precision tool for the release of toxic
energy
from the mind, emotions, and especially the physical body.




Bloodstone - strengthens our connection to the earth; brings a stronger
flow of earth energies into the 1st and 2nd chakras; stimulates the
release of emotional energies that have been stuck in the lower
chakras;
rebalances these energy centers after trauma or emotional upset.




Brazilian Amethyst - transmutes energy from lower to higher vibratory
rates; helps to lift energy from an overly material state; helps one
sense and experience one's unique spiritual reality.

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Brazilian Quartz - the essence of cleansing white light; energizes and
synchronizes the auric field, the subtle bodies, and the physical body
to the earth's natural vibration.






Carnelian - increases the etheric body's ability to access pranic
energy; energizes and clears the nadirs, (the energetic interface
between
the etheric body and the meridians), allowing a greater flow of energy
to
the meridians.






Chrysocolla - opens, softens, and expands the inner dimensions of the
heart chakra; helps us release tension and armoring around giving and
receiving love; increases flexibility in the mind and body to allow
the
vibration of love to flow.
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Chrysoprase - brings the heart chakra into harmonious union with the
green energy frequency of the planet; synchronizes the subtle bodies
with
the heart energy of the earth; helps us accept the earth as our home.






Citrine - harmonizes the mental body with higher spiritual laws;
increases access to divine truth and intelligence; amplifies qualities
of
concentration, centering, and rational mind.




Covellite - brings strength, clarity and definition to the auric field;
acts as a protective filter that encourages us to relax energetically,
thereby enhancing our natural ability to receive love and support from
the environment.
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Diamond - brings clarity to the 6th chakra; harmonizes divine and
personal will; helps us activate personal will in its highest form;
strengthens our ability to act in alignment with divine purpose.






Emerald - a universal heart cleanser and balancer; energies of the
Divine Mother and the Divine Feminine; gently coaxes the heart to open
to
allow a greater experience of love in the physical body.






Fluorite - the "break up" elixir; works to bring increased energies
into the physical body by breaking up blockages in the etheric body.
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Fluorite Combo - synchronizes movement between the etheric and physical
bodies; fine tunes our focus so that we can move through an issue or
healing process with precision and balance.




Gold - brings strength and balance to the 3rd chakra; enables us to
access and bring forth into physical reality the highest aspects of
our
personal identity; helps us tap into our inner truth, joy, and wisdom
as
a source of creative power.






Green Jasper - reconnects body rhythms with earthly rhythms when there
has been a disruption to the natural flow; helps us connect to the
wild
feminine; restores earthly sensuality and healthy sexuality.
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Hematite - strengthens energetic boundaries in the emotional body;
promotes emotional independence rather than co-dependence; helps us
maintain a state of compassionate detachment while witnessing an
intense
emotional experience in another, and contain our own emotional
experiences
in a responsible way.






Herkimer Diamond - a highly developed transmitter of white light;
promotes clarity of vision; stimulates healing at all levels;
facilitates
clarity during the dream state; helps us fine tune and focus the
activities of the 6th chakra.






Jadeite Jade - a vibration of peace, balance, and timeless simplicity;
helps us stay centered in the moment with an awareness and acceptance
of our true essence.
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Moldavite - connectedness; an energetic window into universal
perspective; helps us stay present in the moment while accessing what
we need to
express our earthly potential.






Montana Rhodochrosite - brings strength and solidity to the 4th chakra;
clears confusion and chaos from the heart; clarifies intent and
promotes courageous, heart centered action.






Moonstone - cleanses and circulates energy in the emotional body;
increases feminine energy aspects of receptivity and intuition in
women and
men; balances and focuses the psychic forces during menses.
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Opal - feeds the etheric and subtle bodies with a full spectrum of
luminous colors; rejuvenates spent emotional and mental forces and
counteracts the depletion of color frequencies in the aura;
replenishes our
creative energies.




Orange Calcite - amplifies the body's ability to assimilate light at
the cellular level; uplifting, energizing and warming; dispels
darkness
and grief.




Pearl - promotes the release of layers of irritation in the mental and
emotional bodies which are seen in the physical body as hardness and
inflexibility; helps one turn antagonism for oneself or one's illness
into awareness and acceptance.
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Peridot - the stone of new beginnings; stabilizes the subtle bodies
during the incubation period of new ideas and creative projects; helps
us
initiate new cycles of learning and experience.






Pyrite - helps one build an energetic foundation in life based on one's
highest personal truth; strengthens one's sense of self, especially
with regard to group dynamics and peer pressure; helps one solidify
and
honor one's values.




Rhodochrosite - increases energy, balance, and stability in the heart
chakra and in the physical body; brings a balance of nurturing earth
energy to the heart chakra after an experience of healing and
transformation.
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Rhodolite Garnet - increases our ability to inhabit the physical body;
helps us reconnect energetically with parts of the body that have been
injured or traumatized; rebuilds the web of etheric energy in areas
disrupted by surgery.






Rose Quartz - opens, softens and soothes the heart; helps one connect
to and nurture the inner child; harmonizes the heart forces so one is
able to maintain intimacy with oneself and others.






Ruby - energizes and balances the 1st chakra and supports the ability
to ground spiritual energy into the physical body; works with the
lower
chakras to awaken higher impersonal love.
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Rutilated Quartz - promotes precision alignment with higher sources of
energy and inspiration; helps us physically anchor the ability to
access, synthesize, and communicate information from other dimensions.






Sapphire - devotion to divine purpose; helps synchronize our energy
system with our higher purpose; intensifies the qualities of loyalty
and
responsibility to our true work on the planet.




Sapphire/Ruby - for balancing spirituality with physical ability;
enables one to gently integrate higher purpose into physical reality
and
receive physical nurturing through the fulfillment of divine
responsibilities.
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Scepter Amethyst - opens and prepares the 7th chakra to receive energy
from the higher chakras; helps us activate our highest potential
through the embodiment of a new core of spiritual identity, authority
and
leadership.






Smoky Quartz - grounding and calming; synchronizes body energy with
earth energy; regulates and stabilizes the detoxification of unwanted
energies from the physical, emotional, and mental bodies.




Spectrolite - bathes and nourishes the entire energy system with full
spectrum light; renews and refreshes our perspective; helps us again
see
the magnificent in the mundane, and the divine in the ordinary.
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Star Sapphire - promotes trust in the universe; helps us focus our
awareness on what is necessary for the soul's progression in life;
supports
the formation of energetic connections that support the realization of
our life goals.




Sugalite - bring depth and a physical richness to our spiritual lives;
helps us physically manifest a warmer, more feminine quality of
spirituality; promotes an easy acceptance of-rather than a hard
striving
for-the spiritual realm.




Tiger's Eye - self-empowerment; strengthens the energetic boundary
between our true natures and our emotional experiences; helps us
maintain a
strong sense of self-identity when dealing with powerful emotions such
as anger, fear and jealousy.
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Topaz - clears energy blockages in the solar plexus; helps us tap into
appropriate sources of universal energy; strengthens the ability to
act
decisively from a clear sense of personal identity.
Turquoise - attunes the energy field to the ancient wisdom and
sacredness inherent in all of life; cleanses and deepens our
connection to the
Soul of the earth; helps us live a life of simplicity with gratitude
and reverence for All.






Watermelon Tourmaline - balances the universal polarities of yin and
yang; helps us establish equality between the magnetic and dynamic
(giving and receiving) qualities of love; brings the green, physical,
earth
frequency into harmony with the pink, spiritual, angelic frequency of
love.
Affinities of essential Oils with Crystals.
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Affinities of essential Oils with Crystals.



Black Pepper: Bloodstone. Courage, physical energy.


Cardamom: Carnelian, Sex, overcoming sexual dysfunction.


Cedarwood: Lepidolite, Spirituality, sleep, protection.


Eucalyptus: Aquamarine, Health, healing, purification.


Frankincense: Amber, Strength, healing, protection.


Geranium: Red Tourmaline, Protection.


Ginger: Rhodochrosite, Physical, energy, love.


Jasmine: Moonstone, Love, sleep, psychic awareness.


Juniper: Red Jasper, Protection.


Lavender: Fluorite, healing, health, conscious mind.


Neroli: Chrysoprase, Happiness, joy.


Niaouli: Imperial Topaz, Protection.


Palmarosa: Lapis Lazuli, Love, healing.


Patchouli: Green Tourmaline, Money.


Pine: Malachite, Magical energy, money, protection.


Rose: Rose Quartz, Love, peace, happiness.


Rosemary: Quartz Crystal, All positive magical changes.


Sandalwood: Clear Calcite, Spirituality, meditation.


Yarrow: Amethyst, Love, psychic awareness.


Ylang-Ylang: Kunzite, Love, peace.

This is a short list of recommended stones for use in conjunction with
essential oils during magical rituals. Use your imagination in
discovering ways in
which to do this. for example, hold the stone and visualize its energy
entering your body through your palm. Inhale the essential oil, adding
its force to your programmed bioelectrical energy. Retain this energy
for an internal change or send it out for an external change. Place one
drop of the essential oil onto the stone and carry it with you.

Celestite: The Heavenly Stone
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Celestite: The Heavenly Stone

      Properties: White, clear and cool blue, celestite gets its name
from
      The sky. It's gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and
quiets
      The mind. It allows us to find serenity, harmony and easiness. It
      Creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection
to
      Spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-
      Expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the
      Throat Chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening.
The
      Celestial blue color helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety.

      Celestite is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher
      Vibrations in order. This is a very spiritual stone, seemingly
      Connected to the divine. It's peaceful nature emulates it's
      Relationship to the angelic world. Use this stone for spiritual
      Development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant
communication.
      It is a stone associated with dream recall and astral journeys.
This
      Stone can be used at the Third Eye to help with these situations.
      Clusters of celestite can be used for scrying purposes. Place in
any
      Room to enhance and increase the vibrational energy. Always work
with
      This stone with the crystalline points facing the heavens.

      Folk Remedies: Since this stone is so good at relieving anxiety,
it
      Is the perfect stone for insomnia. It is most familiar for easing
      Tension and creating equilibrium. Historically, this stone has
been
      Used for thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency and Central
Nervous
      System disorders. It is believed to stable a women's menstrual
cycle.
      This stone is also used to encourage wound healing. Make an
elixir
      With this stone to apply to all pain issues. This stone has been
used
      As a detoxing stone and is believed to help with disorders of the
      Eyes and ears.

      Feng Shui: Celestite is used in the Northeast area for self
      Cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships
      (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room.
Use it
      In the Center/Health position to encourage good health.

      Crystal Cleansing: This stone can be cleansed and discharged of
      Negative energy every month after the menstrual cycle is
complete.
      Cleanse this stone by running it under warm water or charge it
over
      Night in a bowl of tumbled hematite. Most beneficial, is allowing
it
      To be cleansed by the light of the full moon for 24-48 hours. Be
      Careful as this stone will fade in sunlight if left out for a
long
      Period. It is recommended that it be recharged in the sun's light
but
      Only briefly.

      History: Celestite (SrSO4) is derived from the Latin word
      Meaning "heavenly". This stone was believed to be passed among
family
      And friends in order to ward of evil. Both the Greek and the
Roman
      Cultures would pass this stone along to those who needed it for
      Driving evil out of a person's body. It's mineral content has
been
      Used for centuries in firework and flares. The deepest blue
stones

Charoite: The Stone of Transformation
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Charoite: The Stone of Transformation

      Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing
old
      Patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the
heart,
      Allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability
for
      Seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is
      Believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find
it
      Useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper
centers
      Of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to
      Transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of
all,
      Fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore
stimulates
      The Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into
      Acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability
to
      Improve your intuitive vision.

      Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for alcohol and food
      Detoxification. This stone is said to regulate blood pressure, as
      Well as regenerate the body in times of fatigue. Because this
stone
      Is closely related to the heart, it has historically been used to
      Treat insomnia in adults and children. Put Charoite under your
      Pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears
which
      Come up in dreams. In combination with amethyst, it will help to
      Release these fears. This stone treats other heart and nervous
system
      Disorders such as bi-polar and autism.

      Feng Shui: Charoite is used primarily anywhere to help bring
change.
      Used in the Southeast direction, in the Center for balance and
      Spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.

      History: Charoite (Ca,K,Na)3Si4O10(OH,F)H2O, found in Russia, is
      Named after the Charo(y) River running along the Murun mountains
in
      Yakutia. Formed from alteration of limestones by the close
presences
      Of an alkali-rich nephline syenite intrusion. Charoite ranges
from
      Bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with occasional
      Veining of white, gray or black .

Magic Crystal by Sir Frank Dicksee
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Magic Crystal by Sir Frank Dicksee
from, Magic Crystal by Sir Frank Dicksee


AMBER Rids Depression, Lifts the Spirit
AMETHYST Heightens psychic ability, very helpful in Meditation
AMETHYSTINE AGATE Stimulates, Brings about change
AQUAMARINE Clears thinking, Purifying, Confidence
BLOODSTONE Soothes the mind, Relieves depression
BLUE LACED AGATE Promotes feminine qualities, Gentleness
BOTSWANA AGATE Attracts gifts and small pleasures, Mood lifting
CARNELIAN To focus, Helps in making decisions
CITRINE Attracts abundance, Prosperity
CLEAR QUARTZ Inner awareness, Concentration, Energy enhancer
CORAL Sea travel protection
DIAMOND Use sparingly, Solidifying
EMERALD Psychic Awareness, Future seeing
GARNET Heightens sexual awareness
GOLD Healing, Promotes abundance
JACINTH Friendship, Healing
JADE Inner beauty
JASPER-BROWN To direct energies towards the body
JASPER-RED To attract a love affair or maintain passion
LAPIS LAZULI Justice, Honor
MALACHITE Inspiration, Spiritual Harmony
MOONSTONE Divination, Dreams
ONYX Stabilization, Comfort, Faith
OPAL Spirituality, Contact with the spirits
PEARL Intuition, Divination aid
PERIDOT Compassion, Simple pleasures
QUARTZ-ROSE Healing
ROCK CRYSTAL Direct contact with spirit world, Centering
RUBY To bring about a very deep and pure love affair
SAPPHIRE Protection, luck, peace of mind
TIGER'S EYE Strength, Independence, Business startups
TOPAZ Dispel fears, warmth
TURQUISE Physical protection, Creative force

Cleansing
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Cleansing
The information a stone has received will remain stored even after a
stone has been discharged and it will recharge itself again. Another
action is required to clear the old information. This can be achieved
by laying the crystal on an amethyst druse or by laying it in salt.

Using the amethyst to do this is a much kinder treatment of the
crystal due to the energy concenration of the iron and quartz that
make amethyst so powerful. I find a day is generally all it takes to
remove the old information, much less if the crystal had been used for
a short period of time.

If you choose to use salt, be very careful. Chemical reactions with
some crystals will result in the stone losing its polished finish and
I have even had them change color. Putting an opal into a salt bath
will kill it and can transform it into chalcedony because it will
extract the water held in the opal (it takes a while, but will
happen). While chalcedony is also a healing stone, it is just not the
opal you may have started with.

It is possible to achieve cleansing using salt in a safer manner.
Place the crystal you wish to cleanse in a small glass bowl and set
that on salt held in a larger glass bowl. The cleansing process is
still in tact, but the stone itself won't become damaged from direct
contact. If you add water to the bowl the crystal is in, the process
seems to work quicker. The salt can be used over and over in this way,
but always change the water each time this process is used for
cleansing. You should take note though, calcites, selenite, etc. will
dissolve in water, so be careful with this method.

Making Gemstone water
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Making Gemstone water

Making gemstone water is actually very simple, you will need the
following 'ingredients' for this:
* a glass vessel
* a gemstone
* bottled spring water or boiled (and cooled) tapwater
* a windowsill

Before you start making gemstone water you will have to make the
choice whether you wish to use the energies of the sun or the
energies of the moon. The sun will charge your gemstone water with
soothing, soft and warm energies while the various moon phases will
give a different result.

The Moon phases:

Waxing Moon: The energies of the waxing moon are suited for new
projects, new relations and to plant new 'seeds'.

Full Moon:
The Full Moon is the symbol of positive magick, blessing,
creativity, healing and reinforcement.

Waning Moon:
The energies of the waning moon are connected to get
rid of bad habits, negative thoughts and to build down things, to
purge yourself from all negativity from the outside world, but also
from within yourself.

New Moon:

The New Moon is the time of death, a time to stop and look
inside yourself and to realize that you can always start again, no
matter what happened to you. It is the time to halt an illness or a
pattern of thoughts and give it a positive spin.

Prehnite
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Prehnite
by Stephanie Pflumm ©Copyright 2008

This softly translucent pale green crystal hasn't really gotten much credit
during the first couple of hundred years that we've been acquainted with her.
Initially Prehnite was classified as a Zeolite because it usually forms in the
same areas and and under similar conditions. Geologists today place it within
the Phyllosilicate category which also includes Apophyllite.

Prehnite is a fairly strong crystal, very resistant to pressures and
scratching. The crystal is composed of Aluminum, Calcium and Silicon with a
few specimens containing small traces of Iron. It is considered a secondary or
second stage mineral. This means the crystal did not form during the initial
volcanic activity (most Prehnite come from volcanic zones), instead the
Prehnite crystals were actually formed by events caused by the volcano, after
the fact.

Orthorhombic crystals are extremely rare in Prehnite, most grow in boytroidial
or stalactite formations. It is found primarily in fissures and cracks of
various igneous stones (Granite, Gneiss etc.). Pale green is the most common
color for the gemstone, but it also occurs in yellow to brown colors when Iron
is involved and some unusual specimens found in Michigan appear to be pink.

Crystals of Prehnite found in ancient lava flows on Isle Royale in Lake
Superior are the only pink specimens known. The pink color actually comes from
fine grains of Copper imbedded in the Prehnite. The more and larger the grains
are, the pinker the crystal will be.

A Dutch colonel, H. Von Prehn, is credited with discovering Prehnite in 1774
at the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Early traders nicknamed the gemstone Cape
Emerald in hopes of exploiting its green color.

Initially Prehnite was rare, South Africa being the only known location for
many years. Eventually pockets of the crystal were found throughout the world,
including the US, Canada.  Austria, Germany, France and India.

Prehnite's discovery at a time when utilizing crystals for healing or any type
of magical practice was highly discouraged prevented any traditions for this
stone from developing. Today many are discovering this gentle green stone
spirit has much to offer anyone who is willing to take time to meet her.

I highly recommend this gemstone to those working as food servers. It assists
you in remembering guests' orders. Plus its ability to awaken your more
compassionate and forgiving nature, it helps you to be patient with your more
challenging guests. You can also utilize Prehnite's memory capabilities to
recall your dreams. Ask your crystal to help you remember, then place it under
your pillow before sleeping.

Do you use meditation for relaxing? Prehnite crystals can clear the mind of
daily clutter allowing both your body and brain to achieve true calm and real
relaxation.

Prehnite crystals will teach you to let go of old memories that hurt you. If
you have been avoiding some painful truth, use this crystal to face,
understand and rid yourself of that pain. Your past is a series of events that
give you opportunities to learn and grow from, not to carry around as
festering wounds that never heal. Just as the future will be a new set of
experiences rich with chances to create.

This gemstone will help you recognize your true potential within your divine
self. It will guide you in fulfilling this potential, even if it is through a
mundane life. It eases acceptance of circumstances without allowing for the
surrender of your dreams.

Healers may use Prehnite's memory skills in aiding with diagnosis of patients.
If you have a patient that is particularly difficult to diagnosis, have them
carry a Prehnite for 30 days or so. When they return the crystal, use it in
meditation to tap the stone's memory.

The gem is recommended for cleansing the body of toxins, so it may also have
some beneficial effects on organs like your bladder, liver or gall bladder.

FLUOR-SPAR 3rd Eye stone
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FLUOR-SPAR 3rd Eye stone
FLUOR-SPAR, native calcium fluoride (CaF1), known also as FLUORITE or
simply FLUOR. In France it is called fluorine, whilst the term fluor
is applied to the element (F). All these terms, from the Lat. fluere,
to flow, recall the fact that the spar is useful as a flux in certain
metallurgical operations. (Cf. its Ger. name Flusss pat or Fluss.)
Fluor-spar crystallizes in the cubic system, commonly in cubes, either
alone or combined with the octahedron, rhombic dodecahedron,
four-faced cube, &c. The four-faced cube has been called-the fluoroid.
In fig. I, a is the cube (100), d the FIG. I. , FIG. 2.
rhombic dodecahedron (110), and f the four-faced cube (310). Fig. 2
shows a characteristic twin of interpenetrant cubes. The crystals are
sometimes polysynthetic, a large octahedron, e.g., being built up of
small cubes. The faces are often etched or corroded. Cleavage is
nearly always perfect, parallel to the octahedron.
Fluor-spar has a hardness of 4, so that it is scratched by a knife,
though not so readily as calcite. Its specific gravity is about 32.
The color is very variable, and often beautiful, but the mineral is
too soft for personal decoration, though it forms a handsome material
for vases, &c. In some fluor-spar the color is disposed in bands,
regularly following the contour of the crystal. As the color is
usually expelled, or much altered, by heat, it is believed to be due
to an organic pigment, and the presence of hydrocarbons has been
detected in many specimens by G. Wyrouboff, and other observers. H. W.
Morse (Proc. Amer. Acad., 1906, p. 587)obtained carbon monoxide and
dioxide, hydrogen and nitrogen and small quantities of oxygen from
Weardale specimens by heating. Many kinds of fluor-spar are
thermo-luminescent, i.e. they glow on. exposure to a moderate heat,
and the name of chlorophane has been given to a variety which exhibits
a green glow. The mineral also phosphoresces under the Rntgen rays.
Cavities containing liquid occasionally occur in crystals of
fluor-spar, notably in. the greasy green cubes of Weardale in Durham.
A dark violet fluor-spar from Wlsendorf in Bavaria, evolves an odour
of ozone when struck, and has been called antozonite. Ozone is also
emitted by a violet fluorspar from Quincie, dep. Rhne, France. In both
cases the spar evolves free fluorine, which ozonizes the air.
Fluor-spar is largely employed by the metallurgist, especially in
lead-smelting, and in. the production of ferro-silicon and
ferro-manganese. It is also used in iron and brass foundries, and has
been found useful as a flux for certain gold-ores and in the reduction
of aluminium. It is used as a source of hydrofluoric acid, which it
evolves when heated with sulphuric acid. The mineral is also used in
the production of opal glass and enamel ware. In consequence of its
low refractive and dispersive power, colorless pellucid fluor-spar is
valuable in the construction of apochromatic lenses, but this variety
is rare. The dark violet fluor-spar of Derbyshire, known locally as
Blue John, is prized for ornamental purposes. It occurs almost
exclusively at Tray Cliff, near Castleton. The dark purple spar,
called by the workmen bull beef, may be changed, by heat, to a rich
amethystine tint. Being very brittle, the spar is rather difficult to
work on the lathe, and is often toughened by means of resin. F. Corsi,
the eminent Italian antiquary, held that fluor-spar was the material
of the famous murrhine vases.
Fluor-spar is a mineral of very wide distribution. Some of the finest
crystals occur in the lead-veins of the Carboniferous Limestone series
in the north of England, especially at Weardal, Allendale and Alston
Moor. It is also found in the lead and copper-mines of Cornwall and S.
Devon, notably near L-iskeard, where fine crystals have been found,
with faces of the six-faced octahedron replacing the corners of the
cube. In Cornwall fluorspar is known to the miners as cann. Fine
yellow fluor-spar occurs in some of the Saxon mines, and beautiful
rose-red octahedra are found in the Alps, near GOschenen. Many
localities in the United States yield fluor-spar, and it is worked
commercially in a few places, notably at Rosiclare in southern Illinois.
Fluorite is used to purify and detoxify both the spirit and places. It
is often recommended placed around computers and the workplace to
reduce stress and relieve negative forces.
Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development,
truth, protection, and brings peace. It protects psychically and in
the physical realm. It helps one meditate and learn to go past the
"chatter" that our minds tend to generate when first learning to
meditate. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental
issues. Physically it helps general health throughout the body's main
skeletal and muscular systems. All colors are also good for auric
cleansing. Formally called "fluorspar", its name comes from the Latin
"to flow". Its colors range from shades of just about every color on
the rainbow!
The ancient Egyptians used it to carve statues and scarabs; the Romans
believed drinking from a vessel made of Fluorite would keep the
drinker from getting drunk.
In the 18th century it was powdered and mixed with water to make a
popular remedy to relieve kidney disease.
Myth says that fluorite has been transported to Earth from a higher
dimension J; or that it is light crystallized, and thus having the
property to bring light (illumination) to the bearer.
It works on the 3rd eye chakra, and it is u

choosing crystals
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With such a wide choice of crystals and minerals available to us  these days
it can sometimes become quite overwhelming when we try to  choose which ones
are right for us. As crystals, and us, are made up of  energy and are
interconnected they normally choose you as much as you  would choose them! Each crystal
will end up with you for a reason, whether  you have chosen it yourself or
have been given it as a gift. The energy  from the crystal will be what you need
at the time of choosing, so it may  not be one that stays with you forever,
(they have a habit of disappearing  or being given away when they have done
their work with you. They may also  break if they have taken on too much negative
energy. This is why crystals  need cleansing).
Why choose a crystal?
Here are just a few reasons why we might choose crystals other than  for
healing purposes:
    *   For remembering dreams 
    *   Create a harmonious atmosphere in your surroundings 
    *   Protection, from others negative energy fields, from computers  etc..
and in the home against unwelcome intruders 
    *   For help with focus, to remember and for exams etc. 
    *   To prevent travel sickness, keeping calm in the car, to help find 
your way (& parking spots!) 
    *   Plants love crystals to help them grow and get rid of pests 
    *   Confidence booster 
    *   Creativity, whether music, art or in the kitchen 
    *   As an agony aunt, tell it all your troubles (but do remember to 
cleanse it well afterwards)
There are endless uses of crystals but always remember to use them  only for
the Highest Good of all concerned.

So, how do we choose? 
If you are trying to choose a crystal for a specific reason, then  focus on
that reason and allow your intuition to choose the right  crystals. 
    *   The 'must have' crystal - this is when a crystal categorically  picks
you. You simply must have it for whatever reason! When you get it  home, sit
with it, meditate with it and find out why it picked you. If  you don't get an
answer straight away, don't worry, try asking again at  a later date. It may
not even be for you, especially true if you are a  healer as it may be for a
client that is about to come your way! 
    *   Visually - this is probably how most of us choose to start with. 
It's when a crystal takes your eye, it looks right and maybe has that  special
sparkle. 
    *   Sensing - this is when you just 'know' that a crystal is  right. 
    *   Hearing - you may hear the name of the crystal you need or you  might
be lucky enough to hear a sound that the crystal makes and again  know that
this is the right one. 
    *   Taste and smell - it is less likely that you will pick a crystal  by
sense of taste or smell, but if these senses are strong within you as  an
individual it may be that you get a taste in your mouth or a certain  smell when
you are choosing. 
    *   Touch - this will be when the crystal feels right to touch. It  feels
comfortable and you may feel tingling, heat or some other  sensation when
holding it. 
    *   Dowse for it - if you know how to use a dowsing pendulum, then  you
could dowse for it.
Choosing crystals is mainly about using your intuition and using  your six
senses as an extension of that intuition. Remember that crystals  will choose
you as much as you choose them! Enjoy  them!

cleansing crystals
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It is important that you cleanse your crystals as they can pick  up and
absorb negative energies. This may be because they have been  handled by lots of
different people, some of which may have been ill. They  may have been misused
or mistreated. They could also have come from a  negative environment. So we
always suggest that you cleanse your crystals  once they initially come into
your possession.

When else should I  cleanse my crystals?
    *   Before using your crystal and after you have used it 
(especially if you have meditated with it or used it as an Agony  Aunt!) 
    *   When you wonder if it needs cleansing 
    *   When it looks or feels dirty or sticky 
    *   If others have handled it and you feel it has picked up some 
unwanted energy 
    *   If you have gone through a major change
How do I cleanse them?
There are loads of ways in which you can  cleanse your crystals. Some
crystals will prefer certain methods to  others. The most important thing is to find
a method you're comfortable  with and that the intention of what you are doing
is to cleanse the  crystal. The most obvious way to cleanse a crystal is to
physically wash  it either in a stream or under the tap or by placing it in a
container of  water. However, some crystals really don't like this method, like
malachite, due to its copper content, will go dull. Calcite will dissolve 
as it so soft and some are even toxic when placed in water. So here are a  few
other safe methods of cleansing your crystals:-
    *   Breathing positive energy into your crystal 
    *   Holding it in the smoke of an incense stick 
    *   Placing it on a bed/cluster of another crystal, which has been 
dedicated for the purpose of cleansing (eg. Amethyst or Clear  Quartz) 
    *   Place it in a bowl of pot pourri 
    *   Putting sound through it, ie bells, voice, singing bowls, drums, 
tuning forks etc.. 
    *   Placing it on a coloured silk that you feel is a cleansing  colour 
    *   Holding it over the light of a candle flame (not so close that  you
burn yourself) 
    *   Channelling light or colour into it 
    *   Placing it in a pattern of other crystals (in a pyramid is also 
good) 
    *   Burying it in the ground or a plant pot (don't be surprised if  you
can't find it again!) 
    *   Placing on the windowsill in the moonlight. Lots of crystals like 
the sunlight as well, but be careful not to leave too long as they may  go dull.
Also take care with clear quartz as you don't want to start a  fire! 
    *   Wafting air over it with a feather 
    *   Placing it in a bowl of brown rice (and throw the rice away 
afterwards) 
    *   Putting the crystal among some herbs, flowers or plants. 
Again, as with choosing crystals, a very good rule to follow as far  as
cleansing is concerned is to use your intuition. Do what feels right  for you and
what you feel your crystal will be happy with and if in doubt  about one
method, don't do it, and try something else. At the end of the  day if you love your
crystals and are working with them with the right  intent, you won't go far
wrong. Enjoy them!

Chrysoberyl:
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Chrysoberyl:
Translucent Gold or Green Cat's Eye (often confused with qtz. Tiger's
Eye, but rarer). Usually clear, green or green/brown, nongreasy. For
acquiring more prosperity. Confidence, self-pride, healing. Amplifies
other gems Some are irradiated to turn green- trust your feeling with
each stone.

Tiger's Eye:
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Tiger's Eye:
Chalcedony Quartz Cat's Eye. Yellow-gold. Money, Protection, Courage,
Luck Confidence, Willpower, Clear Thinking (and thus speaking), personal
power in life. Yellow/Solar Plexus Chakra. Works on Mental plane:
amplifies thinking and manifesting what you think about (careful)! will.
Helps separate thoughts from feelings, so centered, less emotional.
Digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Helps change anxiety, fear
and obsessiveness into practicality, logic.

Selenite:
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Selenite:
A Gypsum. White/clear striated crystals. Has been used to work against
cancer and is known to stabilize epileptic disorders. Mental focus,
growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. Centuries-old recordkeepers of
events/information. Smoothes emotions. Holding crystal, visualize it
bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from
transpersonal point above head down through body, out through feet into
earth/physical plane. Place on 3rd eye for stored info. May help
physical and emotional letting go. Repro; spine and nerve system,
emotional and athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands
sensitivity, field of awareness. Desert Rose: rose-like flower buds.
Known to help new moms increase breast milk.

Staurolite: "Fairy Cross"
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Staurolite: "Fairy Cross"
Brown/grey, crosslike extrusions. Represents four elements and joining
of spirit with earth/matter. Spirituality, compassion, allowingness,
dis-attachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now. This beautiful and
rare stone crystallizes in the form of flat and short prismatic crystals
with cruciform crossing. This mineral is a talisman of good luck!
Historically, this stone is said to be formed from the tears of fairies
when they were brought the news of the death of Christ. This stone is
said to provide a connection between the physical, astral and
extra-terrestrial planes. It can provide an overpowering "release" in
stressful situations and provides support, initiation and incentive in
dealing with detrimental habits.

Jade:
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Jade:
Solid to translucent. There are two varieties of Jade, Jadeite and
Nephrite. Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in its healing abilities,
but its colors are creamier and less translucent than Jadeite; Nephrite
is the more commonly found variety. Jade may come in a variety of
colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and
brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use. Green:
Health, wealth, longevity stone. Ancient Chinese used also for courage,
wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity,
humility, generosity, peace, harmony. Lungs, heart, thymus, immune,
kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. Androgynous. A gentle,
steady energy.

While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more
specifically to certain ailments or organs. Properties common to all
colors of Jade include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one
rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Strengthens the body's
filtration and cleansing systems and assists in the removal of toxins.
Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It
is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way.

Blue Jade: A peaceful and passive energy source. Helps people who
meditate to relax and gain an inner serenity. A quiet teacher of
patience and slow, steady progress. It is a wonderful stone to give to
people who feel restricted or overcome by situations beyond their
control.

Brown Jade: A stone that connects us to the earth. A good stone to use
to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment.

Green Jade: Most common. Very calming to the nervous system. The color
green is representative of life or growth. Helps one channel passions in
a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.

Lavender Jade: In touch with the emotions. Beneficial to people who have
been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves.
Can help one learn restraint and subtlety in matters of emotional
importance.

Red Jade: A passionate and active stone. Caution is advised here: it can
have such a stimulating influence that the wearer becomes agitated and
feels the need to express anger. It can help you extract those feelings
and come to terms with them. Use Red Jade to blow off steam, to release
tension.

White or Cream Jade: Helps one direct their energy to its most
advantageous outlet. Helps filter out distraction and allows you to
envision the best result of a given situation. Also suggested for the
eyes.

Yellow and Orange Jade: Both are similar enough to be considered
together. Both impart the gift of joy and happiness. They teach the
interconnectedness of all beings. Help organs that process food and
waste in our bodies.

Crystal Healing Spell
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Crystal Healing Spell

Quartz crystal has long been used in many cultures for healing a
variety of illnesses, as well as for protection. In Scotland, round
or oval-shaped amulets of rock crystal were used as protective charms
and as healing agents. These rock-crystal objects were often held in
the possession of certain families, who kept them safe over many
centuries. When someone needed the use of the stone, it was dipped
into a silver vessel of sacred water, which the person was then given
to drink. One of the last known instances of this type of charm was
in the early 1800s, when a clan chief dipped the stone in a bowl of
water gathered from a fairy spring. Here is a crystal spell for
healing:

Crystal gathered from
Deep in the Earth,
Bring me wellness,
Luck and health.
May your brilliant light Infuse my soul,
Transform this water and Make me whole.

By: Sharynne NicMhacha

Crystal Gem Healing Stone
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Crystal Gem Healing Stone
Angel Guide
Crystal Healing Properties

Crystal Healing and Crystal Divination have a long history of being
used by shaman, healers, wise women and priestesses for contacting
spirit helpers and guardians .From as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria
crystals have played an important role in maintaining spiritual
connection to source.

For contacting your angelic helpers specific crystal properties are
lending themselves to the opening of the third eye chakra.

A lot of crystal healing properties uitilise the gentle energy of the
guides to facilitate spiritual healing and emotional wellbeing.

I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite Angel crystals,
those whose vibrations are especially aligned with the angelic kingdom.

Tips for Choosing a Crystal

You may find that you already have a specific crystal that aligns
itself well with your own vibration thus enabling spirit communication.

You might also find that you want to start with one of the crystals
that are known to facilitate angelic communication to give you a
starting point for crystal properties exploration

Asking the crystal to assist you in communication with the angels and
stating your intention is always a good way to open clear psychic
pathways which make it easier to align your vibration to that of the
spirit guides

   
Crystal Properties
Crystal Guide

Crystal Properties and Crystal Healing Properties and Stones for
Connecting with Angels

Amethyst Crystal
Angel Aura Quartz Crystal
Angel Wing Crystal

Angelite Crystal
more about Angelite crystal crystal healing

Bolder Opal Crystal

Celestite Crystal
more about Celestite crystal crystal healing

Danburite Crystal

Goethite Crystal
more about goethite crystal crystal healing


Petalite Crystal
more about Petalite crystal crystal healing

Selenite
more about Selenite crystal crystal healing


Seraphinite Crystal
more about seraphinite crystal crystal healing

http://www.extrasensory-perceptions-guide.com/crystal-gem-healing-stone.html

Black Obsidian
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Black Obsidian is a very powerful and creative stone. It grounds  the soul
and spiritual forces into the physical plane, bringing them under the  direction
of the conscious will and making it possible to manifest spiritual  energies
on earth. Self-control is increased by the use of this  stone.

Black Obsidian forces facing up to one's treu self, taking you deep  into the
subconsious mind in the process. It brings imbalances and shadow  qualities
to the surface for release, highlighting hidden factors. It magnifies  all
negative energies so that they can be fully experienced and then released.  This
healing effect goes back into past lives and can work on the ancestral and 
family line. Black Obsidian composts the past to make fertile energy for growth 
of the soul. It reverses previous misuse of power and addresses power issues
on  all levels, teaching that to be empowered is not to wield personal power
but  rather to channel power for the good of all.

Black Obsidian is protective. It repels negativity and disperses  unloving
thoughts. It facilitates the release of old loves and provides support  during
change.

Used in shamanic ceremonies to remove physical disorders, Black  Obsidian
also has the gift of prophesy. Black Obsidian balls are powerful  meditation and
scrying aids but should only be used by those who can consciously  process
what they see and use it for the highest good of all. Clear Quartz helps  to
ground and articulate what is received.

In healing, Black Obsidian placed on the navel grounds spiritual  energy into
the body. Held briefly above the third eye it breaks through mental  barriers
and dissolves mental conditioning. Used with care, it can draw together 
scattered energy and promote emotional release.

Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosite

--~--
Mercury, Venus. Holds any  force field. Draws white light into the physical
body. Prevents mental  breakdowns, balances physical and emotional trauma, a
rescue/remedy stone. Can  beautifully guide you in your quest for emotional
happiness. Adds courage, will,  passion to the loving heart vibration. Represents
love of God. Milky pink stone  with definition.

Rhodochrosite represents selfless love and compassion. It expands
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Rhodochrosite represents selfless love and compassion. It expands 
consciousness and integrates spiritual with material energies. This stone  imparts a
dynamic and positive attitude.

Rhodochrosite is an excellent stone for the heart and  relationships,
especially for people who feel unloved. It is the stone par  excellence for healing
sexual abuse. Rhodochrosite attracts a soulmate but this  may not be the
blissful experience you are hoping for. Soulmates are the people  who help us learn
our lessons in life and although this is not always pleasant,  it is for our
higher good. Rhodochrosite teaches the heart to assimilate painful  feelings
without shutting down and removes denial.

This stone clears the solar plexus and base chakras. Gently  bringing painful
and repressed feelings to the surface, it allows them to be  acknowledged and
then dissipated through emotional release. Rhohochrosite then  helps to
identify ongoing patterns and shows the purpose behind the experience.  This is a
stone that insists you face the truth, about yourself and other  people,
without excuses or evasion but with loving awareness.

Rhodochrosite is useful for diagnosis at the psychological level.  People who
have an aversion to the stone are repressing something in themselves  they do
not want to look at. The stone urges that they confront irrational fears  and
paranoia, and reveals that the emotions they have been taught to believe are 
unacceptable and natural. They then see things less negatively. Rhodochrosite
improves self-worth and soothes emotional stress.

Rhodochrosite is mentally enlivening. It encourages a positives  attitude and
enhances dream states and creativity. This stone links you into the  higher
mind and helps you integrate new information.

Emotionally, Rhodochrosite encourages spontaneous expression of  feelings,
including passionate and erotic urges. It lifts depressed mood  and brings
lightness into life.

Healing

Rhodochrosite acts as an irritant filter and relieves asthma and  respiratory
problems. It purifies the circulatory system and kidneys and  restores poor
eyesight, normalises blood pressure and stabilises the heart beat  and
invigorates the sexual organs. As it dilates blood vessels, it relieves  migraines.
The elixir relieves infections, improves the skin and balances the  thyroid.

Position

Wear on the wrist or place over the heart or solar plexus. For  migraines,
place on the top part of the spine.

Birthstones
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The following is a list of Modern, Traditional, Mystical and
Ayurvedic Birthstones. The list is for general information only.
Wear
The stone you are draw to no matter what month you were born in, if
You are drawn to a certain stone - that's the right stone for you !!

January

Modern Birthstone - Garnet
Traditional Birthstone - Garnet
Mystical Birthstone - Emerald
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Garnet

February

Modern Birthstone - Amethyst
Traditional Birthstone - Amethyst
Mystical Birthstone - Bloodstone
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Amethyst

March

Modern Birthstone - Aquamarine
Traditional Birthstone - Bloodstone
Mystical Birthstone - Jade
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Bloodstone

April

Modern Birthstone - Diamond
Traditional Birthstone - Diamond
Mystical Birthstone - Opal
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Diamond

May

Modern Birthstone - Emerald
Traditional Birthstone - Emerald
Mystical Birthstone - Sapphire
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Agate

June

Modern Birthstone - Pearl
Traditional Birthstone - Alexandrite
Mystical Birthstone - Moonstone
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Pearl

July

Modern Birthstone - Ruby
Traditional Birthstone - Ruby
Mystical Birthstone - Ruby
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Ruby

August

Modern Birthstone - Peridot, Jade
Traditional Birthstone - Sardonyx
Mystical Birthstone - Diamond
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Sapphire

September

Modern Birthstone - Sapphire
Traditional Birthstone - Sapphire
Mystical Birthstone - Agate
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Moonstone

October

Modern Birthstone - Opal
Traditional Birthstone - Tourmaline
Mystical Birthstone - Jasper
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Opal

November

Modern Birthstone - Yellow Topaz
Traditional Birthstone - Citrine
Mystical Birthstone - Pearl
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Topaz

December

Modern Birthstone - Blue Topaz, Turquoise
Traditional Birthstone - Zircon
Mystical Birthstone - Onyx
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Ruby


Blessed be to you all..

Angelite
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Angelite

--~--
Angelite is a calming stone which  may be used to help stabilize the emotions
and ease anxiety and stress. Angelite  is also used for creative work,
psychic ability, public speaking, and helping  oneself to become more assertive.
Angelite can be used in spells and rituals  designed to reduce anger, aid in
self-forgiveness, and gain spiritual  protection. Angelite has also been used for
working with angels and for sending  telepathic messages to people and pets.

Attributes Of Angelite
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Attributes

Angelite is one of the "stones of awareness" for the New Age. It  represents
peace and brotherhood. As its name suggests Angelite facilitates  conscious
contact with the Angelic realm. It enhances telepathic communication  and
enables out of body journeys to take place while still maintaining contact  with
everyday reality.

Angelite is a powerful stone for healers because it deepens  attunement and
heightens perception. It also provides protection for the  environment or the
body, especially taken as an elixir.

Angelite is formed from Celestite that has been compressed over  millions of
years and it shares many properties with that stone.

Psychologically, Angelite helps you to speak your truth, whatever  it may be.
It also helps you be more compassionate and accepting, especially of  that
which cannot be changed. It alleviates psychological pain and counteracts 
cruelty. Mentally, Angelite has been used to enhance astrological understanding 
and to bring deeper understanding of mathematics. It also facilitates telepathic
contact between minds.

Spiritually,  Angelite is filled with compassion. It  transmutes pain and
disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for  spiritual inspiration.
It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility. It  helps connect to
universal knowledge and raises awareness. Angelite facilitates  the rebirthing
process, stimulates healing and opens psychic  channeling

Healing

Applied to the feet, Angelite unblocks meridians and energetic  pathways. It
resonates with the throat, alleviating inflammation and balancing  the thyroid
and the parathyroids. This soothing stone repairs tissue and blood  vessels,
balancing the fluids within the physical body and can act as a  diuretic. It
is useful in weight control and relates particularly to arms and  the lungs.
Angelite can cool the pain of sunburn. At a subtle level, Angelite  balances the
physical body within the etheric realms.

Position

Hold or place on the body as appropriate

Ancient Alabaster
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Ancient Alabaster

Alabaster has been around for centuries. In fact,  ancient Egyptian alabaster
carvings were found in king Tutankhamen's tomb. The  ancient Chinese and
Greeks also carved alabaster.

Alabaster is a  "drawing" stone, meaning it has the ability to draw things to
you or to draw  things away from you, depending on what your needs are. It
works wonderfully for  drawing things of the Spirit to you. White alabaster
summons the spiritual. 

It can also draw forgiveness, whether it be you that needs self 
forgiveness or the ability to forgive someone that has done you
wrong.  It also draws energy from other stones as well, meaning you can
"soak" up the  energy of one stone and have the properties of both stones with you
while only  carrying the alabaster. It helps to draw anger out of a person and
to release  it.

Because alabaster is so soft, it does best with the sun's  cleansing.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
Peacefulmind.com
Therapies  for healing
mind, body, spirit

Rhodonite
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Rhodonite
By Stephanie Pflumm  ©Copyright 2008

Rhodonite is a silicate (Quartz) composite, in many ways, similar  to Rose
Quartz. Manganese brings out the rosy colors both stones are noted  for.
Unlike
Rose Quartz, it forms more patiently. Usually the result of the  Manganese
Metamorphosing with other minerals like Aluminum and Calcium  through a
Sedimentary process. Frequently, the exposed Manganese will oxidize  as the
Minerals weather together, creating black and gray veins.

The crystal is very strong and has been a popular carving material  for the
Last few hundred years. Russians have used it extensively, carving  the
Sarcophagus for czars and emperors from whole slabs. At Easter,  Russian
Children would exchange eggs carved from Rhodonite. Most Russian  Rhodonite
Comes from the Ural Mountains.

While this gemstone rarely forms actual crystals, fine triclinic  specimens
Have been found near the Manganese deposits at Wermland Sweden.  Rhodonite
Found in Massachusetts has yielded occasional druzey  clusters.

Russia and Massachusetts recognize Rhodonite as a national and  state gem.
A fairly common stone, it is also found in Alaska, New Jersey,  North
Carolina,
Montana, California, New Mexico. In the 1960's, amateur rock hounds  Tommy
Raspet and Perry Williams found separate deposits in Washington  state. Around
The world Rhodonite is found in Australia, British Columbia,  Brazil, Mexico,
India, Madagascar, Japan, New Zealand and several other  regions.

Its name comes from the Greek word rhodon for rosy. Though I did  run across
One reference that credited a Celtic word rhod, which means wheel,  as the
Origins of Rhodonite's name.
Rhodonite does not seem to have a rich history of legend, but it is  easy to
Feel this stone's unconditional love. Like Rose Quartz, this  gemstone teaches
The all important lesson of self love.

This is a stone of self confidence born out of trust in your own  heart, your
Own voice, your own choices. Carrying this stone will keep your  mind calm,
Allowing you to process chaotic situations and patiently assess  your options.
Rhodonite will strengthen your resolve, helping you be more  disciplined in
Your walk.

Your Heart Chakra will benefit from the energies in a Rhodonite  stone. This
Crystal will activate, charge and clear this loving center. It  gives you a
new
Level of patience and understanding for dealing with everyday  challenges.
Approach conflicts with more constructive solutions that promote  true equity
For everyone involved.

You can also use this stone for balancing the yin and yang, your  male/female
Energies. It makes an excellent meditation stone for promoting  world peace,
Equality, brotherhood and human kind's generous spirit.

Use this gemstone to heal emotional scars left by old wounds. Begin  to accept
The healing relief of forgiveness. Rhodonite also promotes physical  healing
Following a traumatic accident or event. Victims of sudden heart  attacks or
Equally serious illnesses may recover more quickly and more  completely if
they
Carry the stone during their convalescence. Wounds and cuts heal  rapidly,
with
Less scarring when a stone is applied to the injury.

Healers using psychic and intuitive energies in their medicine will  find
Rhodonite an important companion stone. It protects you from being  injured or
Permanently damaged by the harmful energies you work with. The  stone gives
the
Healer strength to remain constant and your intent focused during  your task.

Rhodonite is recommended for emphysema and arthritis patients. It  may be
Helpful in building the immune system and fighting throat  infections, such as
Strep throat. You may also experience positive effects on the  pituitary and
Thyroid glands, pancreas and the central nervous system.


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Using Crystals to Create Positive Relationships
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Create
Positive Relationships
 
Crystals can help to create positive relationships. They draw in
Qualities that might be lacking, they will transmute negative factors,
And above all they will nourish love. Crystals will help in working
Through conflict and to transform a dysfunctional relationship into a
Healthy and happy one. For the best effect, please wear the particular
Stone over your heart and/or place it by your bed at night.
 
Turquoise
This stone ranges in colors from sky-blue to green. When Turquoise is
Offered as a pledge of friendship, the spirit that dwells in the stone
Will transfer its assistance to the recipient.
 
In relationships, the greatest contribution Turquoise can give, is to
Help tune in to, and understand, other people.
 
Green Tourmaline
Tourmaline forms in long, vertically striated structures, and the Green
Tourmaline translates your feelings into action. Green Tourmaline also
Helps you recognize a problem, get to the bottom of it, and then deal
With it constructively.
 
Green Jade
This beautiful stone is said to improve dysfunctional relationships, by
Being compassionate and empathetic to sensitive issues and problems.
 
Opal
Opals are beautiful and iridescent and they foster love, passion,
Loyalty, and faithfulness. It is often used for engagement rings for
These reasons. It is an emotionally responsive stone that will bring
Stability to a relationship.
 
Ruby
This mineral is a vivid red, transparent corundum. The Ruby brings forth
Romance and marriage, integrity, devotion, and passion. The positive
Energy helps in all matters of love and is said to increase virility.
 
Sugilite
Also known as Luvulite
Being a deep purple and lightly banded, Sugilite is also known as
Luvulite because of its affinity with love. This stone represents the
Perfection of spiritual love and has the capacity to bring forth
Forgiveness.
 
In relationships, Sugilite can protect the inner self from the shocks
And disappointments of the world. Sugilite has the power to eliminate
Hostility and jealousy.
 
Geodes
The womblike shape of a crystal Geode, such as the Amethyst, brings
Compatible friendship and harmony into a community.
 
Topaz
Topaz, in it's blue and yellow colors teaches you how to love. It
Teaches you to be open and receptive to other's hearts and how they
Love. It teaches you how to be acceptive of other's love towards you. It
Takes expectations and limitations away.
 
Rhodochrosite
This pretty pink and white stone is said to aid emotional expression, so
You can speak your feelings and not be shy or intimidated in matters of
The heart.
 
Watermelon Tourmaline
This stone is pale pink surrounded by green. Watermelon Tourmaline shows
How opposites work together to bring about balance. Green Tourmaline is
A problem solver, while Pink Tourmaline brings more love into a
Situation. This stone is also helpful in resolving conflicts.
 
Jasper
Jasper is an opaque chalcedony and may be patterned, striped, banded or
Branded. Due to Jasper enhancing energy, it can prolong sexual pleasure.
The Red Jasper has the useful attribute of bringing problems to light
Before they become a threat to happiness.
 
Diamond
The Diamond is composed of pure carbon and is the product of thousands
Of years of intense heat. Diamonds are one of the most prized, of what
Is known as precious gemstones. Traditionally used for engagement rings,
A Diamond bonds a relationship and enhances the love of a partnership.
 
Sardonyx
If what you are seeking is lasting happiness that you seek, Sardonyx is
The answer for you. This beautifully banded Onyx brings joy and
Commitment to marriage and live-in relationships.
 
Rose Quartz
Known as the Stone of Unconditional Love, Rose Quartz is a translucent,
Soft pink specimen of quartz. It dissolves blockages in regards to love.
 
For those who have not been able to love themselves, this sympathetic
Stone brings forgiveness and self-acceptance. When you love yourself,
Then the way opens for attracting a soulmate.
 
Rose Quartz will quickly draw love into your life, got its affect is
Powerful, and you could actually find yourself overwhelmed with
Suitors.   An Amethyst crystal placed alongside the Rose Quartz, is
Said
To moderate the attraction.
 
Kunzite, similar in the property of that of Green Tourmaline, translates
Your feelings into action. This stone will give you the courage to
Pursue those you would like for friends or lovers. It gives you the
Self-confidence for pursuit as well as selling yourself as the perfect
Mate.

Amethyst
6 years ago

Amethyst

Heightens psychic ability, inner  calm, very helpful in Meditation
Venus,Jupiter, Pluto. Eases compulsive  obsessive behavior (desire for food, tobacco,
drugs, alcohol, etc) calms an  overactive mind, increases self-esteem, aids
sleep. Relieves headaches. Enhances  your mind, intuition and insights concerning
practical things. Assists those to  maintain faithfulness, gives wearer the
gift of tongues, increases spiritual  awareness, has calming and soothing
influence, has ability to transmute negative  into positive, very effective as a
healing stone.

How to Feel Quartz and Stones
6 years ago

How to Feel Quartz and Stones
By Anthony Leong

Many people have struggled with their attempts to feel the vibrations of quartz and other stones.

When you hold a piece of quartz in your hands, you can either grab it with your palm or clutch it with the tips of 5 fingers. Personally, I favor using the five fingers to hold and feel the stone. Fingers are more sensitive to the feeling of vibrations.

And, the left hand is preferred; I term the left hand as receiving and right hand as projecting.

The first time you may not feel anything, just maybe just the touch of a cool object with its weight putting pressure on your fingers. Do not feel disheartened. It took me three months of holding my first piece of quartz day and night before I could feel it positively.

Do some centering exercise - I recommend deep breathing of three breathes in, hold at the count of three and three breathes out in a set of six. Close your eyes when you perform this balancing exercise. Or, take a piece of labradorite and hold it in your receiving left hand for 10 minutes before you touch the target stone. I can help my students by using my energy to open up their hand minor chakras to enable them to feel the stone better.

Now, when you start to feel the stone in your hand, you may first experience its temperature and its weight. That is normal. Close your eyes and relax, instead of trying to push yourself so hard mentally. Next, you would find that the stone begins to stick to your fingers and there appears to be a suction effect as if gluing your fingers to the stone.

You may begin to feel some stirring sensations of the stone, and you suspect that you are feeling your own pulse rate. It is fine if you can feel your own pulse rate beating when holding your stone. At least, you are beginning to toddle in your first attempt.

Now, beyond the pulse rate, you may feel another level of vibration emitting from the stone which vibrates differently from your pulse beating rhythm. Sometimes, these vibrations are so faint that you scantly notice them. Most quartz which is properly cleansed, have the uplifted and lively vibrations which are distinctively different from your pulse rate or heart beat. Hold your attention longer to the vibrations of the quartz and they will become more accentuated until you feel them positively.

Some stones are light and some stones are heavy in vibrations. They normally follow the scale of the rainbow 7 colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (or white). The red stones have heavier vibrations and the other stones progressively have lighter vibrations. I teach another method of feeling the stones using the chakra systems to sense them.

As a norm, stones, or even objects, which have negative vibrations, are heavier in feeling. Remember that lower entities thrive in lower vibration realms - maybe they prefer the vibration of the lower scale red, orange or yellow. Their heavier vibrations are different from the vibrations of these original color; the former have the repelling sensation, or needle pricking pains, sometimes making your solar plexus churned uncomfortably while the later though heavy in feeling have the pleasant feeling upon our touch.

Cont..

6 years ago

Next, to consider is the strength of vibrations. Some stones are strong and some weak in their vibration frequency. Some are so strong that they seem to numb your hand upon touch, while some are so light you can hardly feel them. Normally, a stone that has been blessed or magnetized by chanting has a higher strength of vibrations; though some are naturally strong by their natural constitution. Meteorite originated stones have these natural robust vibrations and they are favored stones for protecting against negativities.

I also teach the programming of stones which involves the discerning of the vibrations of emotion. I tell my students to hold each stone, one at a time, and try to project their thoughts into it. They are told to project a thought of a past happy event, and another a sad event. When they pick up these stones again to feel their vibrations, they notice that there is indeed a marked difference between the two. For the stone programmed with the happy memories, it is faster, lighter, livelier and more pleasant to touch whereas the one which encapsulated the unpleasant past has those heavier, slower and unpleasant vibrations. Some students may be moved to tears when they touch the unhappy stone.

Besides, feeling the vibrations at the finger tips, we can also get the resonation from the stone on other parts of our body. One is the effect on our chakras depending on the type and color of the stones. But sometimes we may get the corresponding sensations in odd parts of our body like our shoulders, our forehead or our legs.

I have also taught the method of transference of energy; students are asked to hold and feel the vibrations of the stone in their left hand and will these vibrations to their right hand. After some practice, they should be able to feel the same vibrations, albeit less prominently, on their right hands. This is a fundamental step to teach my student how to tap energy of stone with their left receiving hand and project it out via the right projecting hands.

Besides using our hands to feel the quartz and stones, at a more advanced level we could use our eyes to look at them and pick up their vibrations. And, space and time dimensions become non-barriers, as we could feel these quartz and stones by looking at them even they are in photographs. We could even pick up their vibrations when we recall from our memory bank how they looked like.

Or, we could even use our whole body to feel and pick up their vibrational frequencies. To be more precise, we are using our pores to sense them. Remember when you go to a natural enclave of quartz and natural stones, and the first experience would be the overpowering or uplifting vibes in the air. You are feeling the whole community of these stones in the proximity. The same goes with your experience when you first step into a rock shop. You may unconsciously, or consciously, feel with your skin first the collective vibrations of the different stones in the shop.

Anthony Leong

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Crystal Cleansing with the Harvest Moon
6 years ago

Crystal Cleansing with the Harvest Moon

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the
Northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the
seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon.
Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same
ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to
Lake Superior.
European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own
names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the
Full Moon dates shift from year to year.

Full Harvest Moon of September is the full Moon that occurs closest to
the Autumn Equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes
in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of
harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this
Moon.
Usually the Full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night,
but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise
at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across
the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and
Europe.

Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples
are now ready for gathering.

Cleansing Your Crystal

Several ways are suggested:

*Place it under the light of a full moon/sun for 24 hours.
*Bury it in the earth (make sure you mark it!), for 24 hours.
*Place in Sea Salt Water. One teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass bowl in
cool water. Place the crystal in the water. Make sure the crystal is
covered with water. Let this bathe in the water for 24 hours. This is
a wonderful way to rejuvenate the power of your crystal. It washes
away the negative energy it has absorbed and recharges it with the
positive healing energy again.(Note: Some crystals should NOT be
washed/cleansed in salt water/sun for it changes their physical
properties(not their metaphysical properties), they are listed below.

Not to be cleansed in Salt Water:

*Calcite
*Carnelian
*Labradorite (Spectrolite)
*Lepidolite
*Moldivate
*Opal
*Turquoise
*Ulexite

*Use caution only with the softer Mica and crystaline stones

May fade in Sunlight:

*Amethyst
*Celestite
*Opal
*Turquoise

*Smudge your crystal with sweetgrass, sage, cedar or incense. Pass the
crystal several times through the wafting smoke.

*Place your crystal on a large crystal cluster for 24 hours.

*Soaking your crystal in flower water with the petals of the flowers
such as rose, honeysuckle, orange blossoms for 24 hours will cleanse
the crystal of all it's negative energy.

Crystal Cleansing with the Harvest Moon
6 years ago

Crystal Cleansing with the Harvest Moon

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the
Northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the
seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon.
Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same
ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to
Lake Superior.
European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own
names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the
Full Moon dates shift from year to year.

Full Harvest Moon of September is the full Moon that occurs closest to
the Autumn Equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes
in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of
harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this
Moon.
Usually the Full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night,
but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise
at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across
the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and
Europe.

Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples
are now ready for gathering.

Cleansing Your Crystal

Several ways are suggested:

*Place it under the light of a full moon/sun for 24 hours.
*Bury it in the earth (make sure you mark it!), for 24 hours.
*Place in Sea Salt Water. One teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass bowl in
cool water. Place the crystal in the water. Make sure the crystal is
covered with water. Let this bathe in the water for 24 hours. This is
a wonderful way to rejuvenate the power of your crystal. It washes
away the negative energy it has absorbed and recharges it with the
positive healing energy again.(Note: Some crystals should NOT be
washed/cleansed in salt water/sun for it changes their physical
properties(not their metaphysical properties), they are listed below.

Not to be cleansed in Salt Water:

*Calcite
*Carnelian
*Labradorite (Spectrolite)
*Lepidolite
*Moldivate
*Opal
*Turquoise
*Ulexite

*Use caution only with the softer Mica and crystaline stones

May fade in Sunlight:

*Amethyst
*Celestite
*Opal
*Turquoise

*Smudge your crystal with sweetgrass, sage, cedar or incense. Pass the
crystal several times through the wafting smoke.

*Place your crystal on a large crystal cluster for 24 hours.

*Soaking your crystal in flower water with the petals of the flowers
such as rose, honeysuckle, orange blossoms for 24 hours will cleanse
the crystal of all it's negative energy.

Tigers Eye
6 years ago

Attributes

Tiger's Eye combines the earth energy with the energies of the sun  to create
a high vibrational state that is nevertheless grounded, drawing the 
spiritual energies to earth. Placed on the third eye, it enhances the psychic 
abilities in earthly people and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise  of
the kundalini energy.

Tiger's Eye is a protective stone that was traditionally carried as  a
talisman against ill wishing and curses. It shows the correct use of power and 
brings out integrity. It assists in accomplishing goals, recognising inner 
resources and promoting clarity of intention. Placed oh the navel chakra,  Tiger's
Eye is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted. It  grounds and
facilitates manifestation of the will. Tiger's Eye anchors change  into the
physical body.

This stone is useful for recognising your needs and those of other  people.
It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you really want  and what
you really need.

Mentally, Tiger's Eye integrates the hemispheres of the brain and  enhances
practical perception. It aids in collecting scattered information to  make a
coherent whole. It is helpful for resolving dilemmas and internal  conflicts,
especially those brought about by pride and willfullness. Tiger's Eye  is
particularly useful for healing mental dis-ease and personality  disorders.

Psychologically, Tiger's Eye heals issues of self-worth,  self-criticism and
blocked creativity. It aids in recognising one's talents and  abilities and
conversely, faults that need to be overcome. It supports an  addictive
personality in making changes.

Emotionally, Tiger's Eye balances yin-yan and energises the  emotional body.
It alleviates depression and lifts moods.

Healing

Tiger's Eye treats the eyes and aids night visions, heals the  throat and
reptoductive organs and dissolves constrictions. It is helpful for  repairing
broken bones.

Position

Wear on the right arm or as  a pendant for short periods.  Position on the
body as appropriate in healing. Place on the navel chakra for  spiritual
grounding.

Specific Colours

In addition to the generic attributes, specific colours of Tiger's  Eye have
specific properties.

Blue Tiger's Eye - is calming and releases stress. It aids  the overanxious,
quick tempered and phobic. In healing, it slows the metabolism,  cools an over
active sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.
Gold Tiger's Eye - aids in paying attention to detail,  warning against
complacency. It assists in taking action from a place of reason  rather than
emotion. It is an excellent companion for tests and important  meetings.
Red Tiger's Eye - is a stimulating stone that overcomes  lethargy and
provides motivation. In healing it speeds up a slow metabolism and  increases low sex
drive.


Specific Form

In addition to the generic properties, a type of Tiger's Eye has  the
following properties.

Hawk's Eye
Additional Properties
A banded hawk like form of Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye is an excellent  stone for
healing the earth's energy and for grounding energy. It stimulates and 
invigorates the physical body. Soaring above the world, Hawk's Eye aids vision  and
insight and increases psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. It clears and 
energises the base chakra.
Placed in the wealth corner of the room, it attracts  abundance.
It is particularly good for dissolving restrictive and negative  thought
patterns and ingrained behaviour. It brings issues into perspective,  ameliorates
pessimism and the desire to blame others for problems of your own  making.
This stone will also bring to the surface locked in emotions and  dis-ease from
present or past lives. Placed on the third eye it aids in  travelling back to
the source of an emotional blockage, whenever that might  be.

Healing
It improves the circulatory system, bowels and legs. It can bring  to the
surface the psychosomatic reasons behind a frozen shoulder or stiff  neck.

Position
Hold or place on appropriate spot.

Aos Sidhe  Blessings
Faery Warrior

May the Sidhe Bless you and your Wisdom  grow.

How to Feel Quartz and Stones
6 years ago

How to Feel Quartz and Stones
By Anthony Leong

Many people have struggled with their attempts to feel the vibrations
of quartz and other stones.

When you hold a piece of quartz in your hands, you can either grab it
with your palm or clutch it with the tips of 5 fingers. Personally, I
favor using the five fingers to hold and feel the stone. Fingers are
more sensitive to the feeling of vibrations.

And, the left hand is preferred; I term the left hand as receiving
and right hand as projecting.

The first time you may not feel anything, just maybe just the touch
of a cool object with its weight putting pressure on your fingers. Do
not feel disheartened. It took me three months of holding my first
piece of quartz day and night before I could feel it positively.

Do some centering exercise - I recommend deep breathing of three
breathes in, hold at the count of three and three breathes out in a
set of six. Close your eyes when you perform this balancing exercise.
Or, take a piece of labradorite and hold it in your receiving left
hand for 10 minutes before you touch the target stone. I can help my
students by using my energy to open up their hand minor chakras to
enable them to feel the stone better.

Now, when you start to feel the stone in your hand, you may first
experience its temperature and its weight. That is normal. Close your
eyes and relax, instead of trying to push yourself so hard mentally.
Next, you would find that the stone begins to stick to your fingers
and there appears to be a suction effect as if gluing your fingers to
the stone.

You may begin to feel some stirring sensations of the stone, and you
suspect that you are feeling your own pulse rate. It is fine if you
can feel your own pulse rate beating when holding your stone. At
least, you are beginning to toddle in your first attempt.

Now, beyond the pulse rate, you may feel another level of vibration
emitting from the stone which vibrates differently from your pulse
beating rhythm. Sometimes, these vibrations are so faint that you
scantly notice them. Most quartz which is properly cleansed, have the
uplifted and lively vibrations which are distinctively different from
your pulse rate or heart beat. Hold your attention longer to the
vibrations of the quartz and they will become more accentuated until
you feel them positively.

Some stones are light and some stones are heavy in vibrations. They
normally follow the scale of the rainbow 7 colors - red, orange,
yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (or white). The red stones
have heavier vibrations and the other stones progressively have
lighter vibrations. I teach another method of feeling the stones
using the chakra systems to sense them.

As a norm, stones, or even objects, which have negative vibrations,
are heavier in feeling. Remember that lower entities thrive in lower
vibration realms - maybe they prefer the vibration of the lower scale
red, orange or yellow. Their heavier vibrations are different from
the vibrations of these original color; the former have the repelling
sensation, or needle pricking pains, sometimes making your solar
plexus churned uncomfortably while the later though heavy in feeling
have the pleasant feeling upon our touch.

Next, to consider is the strength of vibrations. Some stones are
strong and some weak in their vibration frequency. Some are so strong
that they seem to numb your hand upon touch, while some are so light
you can hardly feel them. Normally, a stone that has been blessed or
magnetized by chanting has a higher strength of vibrations; though
some are naturally strong by their natural constitution. Meteorite
originated stones have these natural robust vibrations and they are
favored stones for protecting against negativities.

I also teach the programming of stones which involves the discerning
of the vibrations of emotion. I tell my students to hold each stone,
one at a time, and try to project their thoughts into it. They are
told to project a thought of a past happy event, and another a sad
event. When they pick up these stones again to feel their vibrations,
they notice that there is indeed a marked difference between the two.
For the stone programmed with the happy memories, it is faster,
lighter, livelier and more pleasant to touch whereas the one which
encapsulated the unpleasant past has those heavier, slower and
unpleasant vibrations. Some students may be moved to tears when they
touch the unhappy stone.

Besides, feeling the vibrations at the finger tips, we can also get
the resonation from the stone on other parts of our body. One is the
effect on our chakras depending on the type and color of the stones.
But sometimes we may get the corresponding sensations in odd parts of
our body like our shoulders, our forehead or our legs.

I have also taught the method of transference of energy; students are
asked to hold and feel the vibrations of the stone in their left hand
and will these vibrations to their right hand. After some practice,
they should be able to feel the same vibrations, albeit less
prominently, on their right hands. This is a fundamental step to
teach my student how to tap energy of stone with their left receiving
hand and project it out via the right projecting hands.

Cont....



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Oct, 16:59
6 years ago

Besides using our hands to feel the quartz and stones, at a more
advanced level we could use our eyes to look at them and pick up
their vibrations. And, space and time dimensions become non-barriers,
as we could feel these quartz and stones by looking at them even they
are in photographs. We could even pick up their vibrations when we
recall from our memory bank how they looked like.

Or, we could even use our whole body to feel and pick up their
vibrational frequencies. To be more precise, we are using our pores
to sense them. Remember when you go to a natural enclave of quartz
and natural stones, and the first experience would be the
overpowering or uplifting vibes in the air. You are feeling the whole
community of these stones in the proximity. The same goes with your
experience when you first step into a rock shop. You may
unconsciously, or consciously, feel with your skin first the
collective vibrations of the different stones in the shop.

Anthony Leong