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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

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Aragonite is a wonderful Earth healer, and encourages conservation of Earth’s precious resources. Use Aragonite when working with the Root and Earth Star Chakras, and for grounding and connecting to the Earth. Aragonite can also be used for clearing blockages of energy in ley lines and for healing geopathic stress. Aragonite acts as a stabilizing stone, and can be helpful for those who have focused solely on spiritual pursuits to the exclusion of other necessary tasks. Aragonite assists those who need to release issues from the past as well as attachments in the present.

Aragonite promotes focus and concentration, and can be helpful for students. Meditating with Aragonite can help to ground spiritual growth into the lower chakras, raising the overall vibration of the body. Many crystal lovers enjoy Aragonite's centering energies, and work with it to help bring peace and serenity to volatile situations.

Aragonite calms, centers, stabilizes and increases the ability to remain patient, even in the most challenging of circumstances. It will enhance and encourage sensitivity and generosity. Aragonite can be an aid for those who lack discipline and self-control, and can help one to overcome stagnation in their personal growth.

Physically, Aragonite's ability to raise vibrational energies of the body can assist with all types of healing. Aragonite can help to speed up the recovery from broken bones and nerve damage. Its highly grounding energies allow Aragonite to help relieve stress and nerve problems that may lead to restlessness, twitching or spasms.

Sleep with Aragonite under the pillow to relieve insomnia, or carry in your pocket for continuous grounding influence throughout the day. Aragonite can also be used to enhance the absorption of calcium throughout the skeletal structure and to ameliorate pain and chills.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Aragonite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (CaCo3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: White or colorless or subdued shades of Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green and/or Blue.
Location: France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Scotland, Spain, UK, USA,
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Many sea creatures and corals secrete Aragonite for their shells. Pearls are composed of mostly Aragonite. The pearlization and iridescent colors in many sea shells, such as Abalone, are made possible by several minute layers of Aragonite.

 

 


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Selenite

 

 Selenite’s Inherent Properties 


Selenite is hydrous calcium sulfate mineral; a form of gypsum crystal also known as Satin Spur and in fine grain form Alabaster. Selenite is named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene because of its soft white light and many metaphysical and healing benefits.

The stone is tubular in shape, with striations running along it’s length. Selenite is found in Mexico, South America, USA, Australia and Madagascar and formed in evaporative clay beds and hot springs. They crystal manifests in ice-like, clear, striated, fine, delicate crystals, and it can grow into either in the v-shape twinning, the fishtail configuration or in a single extended point.

Selenite as a Gift of Creation
Due to the saltwater formation of selenite and our own saltwater beginnings, we resonate with the very essence of this crystal. Can it be that our illumination into the light has been assisted with selenite throughout our evolution, and it’s one of the key tools to keeping us in balance?

The answer is found in the healing energy within this powerful crystal. Selenite is an element of creation. Intensifying the light frequency, the resurgence of Selenite enhances our consciousness. Returning to this energetic element and tool now, at this point in history, enables us to create and intensify new seeds of consciousness.

Selenite is extremely sensitive, and acts just like “liquid light” from the angelic realm and universe. The crystals’ striations (fine parallel grooves and narrow bands) are the pathways for the illuminated substance of Spirit. Selenite vibrates more on the spiritual level than on the physical, and resides on the threshold between pure white light and physical matter.

This crystal is capable of displaying total transparency, and is the very essence of dreams and visions. Selenite builds and acts as the bridge to merge the highest frequencies of light with the most subtle levels of form. It’s so sensitive, selenite will fracture or break around extreme negative thoughts.

Healing Properties of Selenite
Selenite has a direct effect on the emotional body. However, unlike stones that soothe and calm the emotions, selenite activates the aspect of our nature connected to our true spiritual feeling and path.

These crystals are particularly effective in stabilizing the emotional body and bringing erratic emotions under calm control. Selenite is water soluible and will dissolve if left in liquid. This important characteristic is also a great metaphor of the inherent power of the crystal to melt away exaggerated emotions with the stabilizing light force of your “true nature and feeling”.

Selenite has a variety of specific transformational qualities:

  • Brings the fifth dimensional light into third dimensional matter.
  • Quickly opens balances and activates any chakra and is especial good with the third eye, crown chakra, and the soul star chakra above the head. It’s the most powerful clearing stone for the upper chakras.
  • Cleanses the aura.
  • Clears and energize all the glands of the body.
  • Clears all blockages in the energy field.
  • Cuts cords of dysfunctional energy from the etheric body.
  • Ideal for purification and energetic cleansing, which makes it a perfect tool for healers.
  • Directs high frequency energy into the body, stimulating spiritual, physical and emotional healing.
  • Opens the inner self to the spiritual world.
  • Magnifies the energy of what ever is placed on it many times over (including other crystals).
  • Adds positive intentions into the energy body.
  • Elevates the frequency of physical matter and lowers the frequency of light, enabling a new substance to bring spirit into matter.
  • Acts as a tool for enlightenment as it heralds the link between spirit and matter.

 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

Moonstone

 

As ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only within its reflected light can we begin to understand what it has to teach us. Moonstone is foremost a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten, then brought to light. [Simmons, 267]

Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon - an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. Our ties to the moon are strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic perfection, it creates the tides and rhythms of our mother, Earth, and influences our behaviors, emotions and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life.

Moonstone has been used in Roman jewelry for nearly two thousand years, even longer in the Orient. It has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewelers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness. Moonstone is known as the Traveler's Stone for the protection it affords, especially at night, and because of its uplifting quality of hope, has long been worn as a talisman to enhance the personality. [Ahsian, 267][Mella, 91]

Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies. Moonstone occurs in delicate shades of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic variety known as Rainbow Moonstone. In addition to the general properties of all Moonstones outlined in this article, the following crystals have additional focuses.

Blue, or Cat's Eye Moonstone, promotes clarity of the mind and inner vision, keeping one focused while in a meditative or altered state of awareness. It is particularly helpful in seeing emotional patterns and life lessons, and in balancing yin and yang energies.

Gray Moonstone is a stone of perceiving beyond the veil - useful to the clairvoyant and shaman, and in moving one into unseen realms. It is called the "New Moon Stone" and carries the mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.

White Moonstone carries the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. It can magnify one's emotions, activating the kundalini energy in women and emotional balance in men, and is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia.

Peach or Yellow Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations, and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children.

Rainbow Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Aligned with the Goddess, Rainbow Moonstones connect with the energies and spirits of Nature, from plant devas to galactic consciousness.

[For more information on these specific gemstones, see The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, and The New Crystal Bible by Cassandra Eason.]

 

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Legendary as the Traveler's Stone, Moonstone is especially protective of those who travel by night or upon the water when the moon is shining. Frequent travelers should keep one in the glove compartment for safe night driving and as protection against road rage. [Mella, 91][Eason, 42]

Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger. [Mella, 91][Eason, 43]

Moonstone is also the stone of love and eroticism, stimulating the kundalini energy and carnal desires. It is the ultimate fertility crystal. A Moonstone necklace worn during lovemaking at full moon harmonizes the body into the natural lunar cycle. [Megemont, 128][Eason, 145] Or, for fidelity or fertility, make a grid of thirteen Moonstone crystals with a circle of the twelve months around a bedroom, and one centered under the bed. [Eason, 40]

As a professional support stone, Moonstone aids dancers and artists in their self-expression, inspires the heart and feeling in executives, and helps educators in sharing activities. It enhances self-acceptance in waiters and waitresses, and promotes sensitivity in psychologists and secretaries. [Mella, 129-133]

Peach Moonstone is particularly consoling to anyone who feels helpless because of weight problems, and should be worn to encourage one to love and value themselves for who they are, as is, and to assist in separating food from emotional needs. [Eason, 99]

 

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Moonstone Healing Therapies - Overview

(Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.)

 

emotional_healing.gifMoonstone Physical Healing Energy

Moonstone helps in attuning to the normal rhythms of the biological forces of one's body and to utilize natural energy cycles. It powerfully affects the female reproductive system, enhancing fertility and promoting ease in pregnancy and childbirth, alleviates menstrual problems and change-of-life, balances the hormonal system and eliminates fluid retention. [Melody, 417][Hall, 191]

Moonstone can act as a growth stone for children and teenagers, and has been thought to slow the degeneration of the elderly. It may also alleviate degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and the fleshy organs of the body. It is useful in treating insomnia and creating beneficial dreams. [Megemont, 129][Melody, 417]

Moonstone may also be used to enhance the assimilation of nutrients, eliminate toxins, and treat disorders of the digestive and elimination systems. [Melody, 418]

physical_healing.gifMoonstone Emotional Healing Energy

Moonstone has long been known for its calming, soothing qualities on the emotional body. Its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will, rather than expressing or repressing them. It also helps identify emotional patterns that are stored in the subconscious, and serves as a guardian to contain explosive passions, and to stimulate confidence and composure. Moonstones can be placed at the center of the chin (the Moon Center) to create this balance. [Raphaell, 149][Megemont, 128]

Moonstone bestows a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it resides. Associated with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. To women, Moonstone reveals their feminine power and abilities of clairvoyance, and gives rise to the kundalini energy. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature, and stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance. [Gienger, 59][Melody, 417][Ahsian, 267]

Moonstone is especially calming to children. It soothes those away from home at night, drives away nightmares and encourages sleep. It is also used to treat sleepwalking. [Eason 145][Gienger, 59]

 

chakra_balance.gifMoonstone Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

The white crystal energies present in all Moonstones have an association with the Crown Chakra and our spiritual center. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom. [Raphell, 164]

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

Moonstone cleanses and dispels negativity from all the chakras, and provides supplemental energy and support in balancing the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. It provides spiritual nourishment and sustenance to assist one through all changes. It is also a useful tool in radionic analysis and treatment to help pinpoint problem areas. [Melody, 368, 417]

 

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Always sacred in India, Moonstone was the stone of the gods and goddesses, of hope and spiritual purity through denial of the ego. It combats materialism and strengthens the faith of religious people in all cultures. Hermits, monks and other contemplatives withdrawn from society for spiritual reasons, find a special affinity for Moonstone. [Megemont, 128]

Moonstone opens the mind to hoping and wishing, inspiration and impulse, serendipity and synchronicity. It brings flashes of insight, keeping one from negatively banishing possibilities. Yet it grants intuitive recognition and allows one to absorb that which is needed from the universe and not necessarily what is wanted. [Hall, 191][Melody, 416][Gienger, 59]

 

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Moonstones carry White color energy, the embodiment of cleanliness, purity, unity and innocence. The timeless, natural powers of the white rays are those of the moon, the color we see when the moon reflects the sun's light to us. It is the color of natural cycles, birth, and regeneration - the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. Just as the moon is our only illumination in the dark world of night, white talismans are of the spiritual world that is sensed but not seen, the guides to understanding and knowledge we don't even know exists.

 

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Meditating with Moonstone takes one deep into the self. Often it reveals the missing piece or pieces of the puzzle of one's life, parts of the soul that have been left behind or forgotten. It is also ideal for past-life regression. [Simmons, 267]

There is a good Moonstone Meditation on the web by Anji Gill-Jennings.

 

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The Divinatory meaning of Moonstone: Now is the time to speak what is in your heart. [Eason, 145]

Dreaming of Moonstone indicates impending danger. [Kunz, 358]

A pale blue Moonstone, used for divining, should be set on a yellow cloth on the night of the full moon. Either by moonlight, or silver candlelight, let the light play over the surface and look for images, mainly in your mind, and wait for words to explain the significance of the image. It generally refers to events within three months time. [Eason, 237]

 

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There are no Guardian Angels associated with Moonstone, however the table below gives you information about other Angels that are partial to Monstone..

 

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Master of the 21st Tarot Card “The World” White Agiel Master of the 17th Tarot Card “The Star”. White Cambiel Master of the 10th Tarot Card “Wheel of Fortune”. Sachiel is also the Guardian of Thursday and is the Ruler of Jupiter. White Sachiel Master of the 6th Tarot Card “The Lovers”. White Serayel Ruler of Earth/Storm and is the Angel of Protection during hurricanes. White Za’aphiel (Zaapiel)

 

 

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Moonstone honors Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She rules the gifts of prophecy and magic, and powers death and rebirth. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.

Moonstone honors Hanwi, The Sioux Moon Goddess. Her name means "Night Sun" and she guards her people during the night, protecting them from harm and from evil spirits.

Moonstone honors Nyx, the Greek Goddess of the Night. She is usually seen riding in a chariot, trailing stars and painting the night sky.

Moonstone honors Selene, the Greek Moon Goddess, depicted wearing a crown of the crescent moon, long robes, and carrying a torch. She travels the sky to guide and protect those in the dark. Women in particular associate with Selene, seeing in her the mystery and romance of the evening.

Moonstone also honors Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals.

 

Birthstones

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There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

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Moonstone is the traditional birthstone of June, along with Pearl.

 

 

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Moonstone is not one of the natural birthstones, being white.

 

star_sign125.gifMoonstone - Zodiac Stone of Cancer

Moonstone is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Cancer in early summer, from the summer solstice on June 21 to July 22. Cancer is represented by a crab, and people born under this sign are adaptable, loyal and attached to family. They are gifted with strong imaginations and make great musicians, artists, writers, and composers Cancer is also known as the "Sign of the Prophet" or "Sign of the Teacher."

 

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Known as the Traveler's Stone, Moonstone has been an amulet of protection since antiquity. It is thought to be most powerful at night and especially on the water when the moon is shining. [Mella, 91]

As a gem, Moonstone signified hope to ancient man. Because of this uplifting quality it was a popular talisman or amulet for enhancing the personality. [Mella, 91]

Moonstone is a powerful Barrier Filter. Barrier crystals have incredible abilities to help us focus and amplify our efforts to keep undesirable elements out of our lives. Its crystalline structure gives it strength in all directions, allowing it to provide barriers to attack from all directions simultaneously. Crystals with the earth power of a Filter, absorb positive energy flow but work to keep negative energy away from us. They help us view the world in a "glass half full" outlook, to see the best in others, the beauty in life, and the good in humanity. They keep us focused on the positive in situations and to not be overwhelmed by the negative. In our technological world, Filters also work to keep harmful electromagnetic transmissions from sapping our energy and health.

 

fengshui125.jpgMoonstone Feng Shui

Moonstone utilizes Metal energy, the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization - of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives to find our way without being a victim of others.

The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Use white crystal energy to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination.

 

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An Asian myth declares the best Blue Moonstones are washed up by the tides once every 21 years. [Eason, 237]

The Romans believed the much treasured Moonstone enclosed the image of Diana, the Moon Goddess, who could endow love, wealth, victory and wisdom upon the possessor. Other legends declared it contained the gifts of prophecy and second sight, claiming Moonstone could clear the mind and allow the wearer to reach wise decisions, and keep heart and mind in touch with each other. [Mella, 91]

Moonstones have been known to lose their silvery luster if their owners continued to hold within themselves a lot of anger. [Mella, 91]

In ancient lore, Moonstone was considered to be a talismanic gem of winter, and in Oriental culture was known as a "phenomenal gem" to be worn on Mondays. Phenomenal gems exhibited a moving line, star, or changes on the surface as the light varied, and was considered to bring good fortune to the wearer. [Kunz, 326, 333-334]

In observance of wedding anniversaries, Moonstones were considered the gift of choice on the thirteenth year. For this number, and for succeeding multiples of thirteen, the gem was believed to counteract the evil influence of the number. [Kunz, 337]

Moonstone is the object of special veneration in history as a sacred stone of India. According to earliest traditions, the stone had been set, from the beginning of time, in the forehead of the four-handed god of the moon. Partly from its color, and partly from the influence of the deity it represented, it grew and lessened in luster simultaneously with the waxing and waning of the moon, gaining it the name it still bears, "The Moon-Stone." [Fernie, 334-335]

As a sacred stone in India, Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune and is never displayed for sale there except on a yellow cloth, as yellow is an especially sacred color. It has a special significance for lovers, believed to arouse tender passion, and allowing them the power to read the future, good or ill, that is in store for them. However to gain this knowledge, the stone must be placed in their mouths while the moon is full. [Kunz,}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

I have a beautiful faceted moonstone bracelet made by Angela, it's a lovely stone full of calm

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

Tiger's eye

 

♥ Protection ♥ Clear thinking ♥ Personal empowerment ♥ Integrity ♥ Willpower ♥ Practicality ♥ Grounding ♥ Power ♥ Courage ♥ Grace

Tiger Eye, also known as Tigers Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony.  Tiger Eye is an 18th Anniversary gemstone.

Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
Zodiac Capricorn
Planet – Sun
Element – Fire, Earth
Typical colours - golden-brown, blue, red

A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer.  It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.  Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.  Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.  Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.

In addition to the generic healing properties of Tiger Eye, specific colours have additional attributes:

Blue Tiger Eye

Chakras - Throat Chakra
Element - Air

Blue Tiger Eye is calming and releases stress.  It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic.  Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.

Red Tiger Eye

Chakras - Base Chakra
Element - Fire

A stimulating stone, Red Tiger Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation.  It speeds up a slow metabolism.  Red Tiger Eye increases a low sex drive.

 


Chalcopyrite

 

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  Peacock Ore

 

 

Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite glistens in the sunlight. The colors vary with each mineral specimen. There are pinks, blues, greens and combinations of each creating a visual delight!  Chalcopyrite is most often found to contain sparkles of a Gold like substance which is Pyrite. It is known as the Chakra Stone.

As the Chakra Stone, it will cleanse, balance and align all your Chakra energy centers individually. Once all are aligned, cleansed and balanced individually, this incredible multicolored stone will simultaneously align your entire physical body with that of your Spiritual and Ethereal energy bodies.

As you work with Chalcopyrite, it will assist you in shifting your inner Self, aligning your thoughts and emotions in a very soothing, calming way. In addition, Peacock Ore resonates more finely with the Third Eye, allowing the user to re-discover long forgotten knowledge. It is the key to reconnecting yourself with ancient esoteric knowledge. Hold it above or in front of your Third Eye during meditation. It will in time, depending on how open you are, assist you in awakening your inner sight.

Among the many benefits of Peacock Ore is the grounding of excess nervous energy, allowing the body and mind to release stress related emotions which in turn cause an imbalance throughout the body. Being aligned from the inside out provides choices not available when you are out of alignment.

*Angelic Realm Association: Archangel Metatron, whose name means, He Who Walks with God, will assist you in aligning your entire Be-ing, bringing into balance all your energy centers in your physical, emotional, mental, Spiritual energy bodies and in your Auric and Ethereal energy fields.

*Healing Properties: aligns, cleanses, balances all Chakra Energy centers; heals doubt, manages thoughts of lack; dissolves energy blockages; increases self-esteem

*Vibrational Frequency: attuned to or with all the vibrational frequencies of the Universe; soft, strong, subtle and powerful

*Spiritual Properties: protection from psychic attack, protects healers; enhances intuition and perception

It is part Copper and part Pyrite. Pyrite is commonly called “Fool’s Gold”. The metaphysical properties of Pyrite are prosperity and abundance, manifesting great wealth and burning away that which is no longer desired or needed. The metaphysical properties of Copper are warmth and healing, resonating with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy center for manifestation, self-empowerment.

 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

Black Tourmaline

 

 

Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Black Tourmaline

Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. Today this stone is still revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy. [Eason, 204][Raphaell, 132][Ahsian, 407]

Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances. [Eason, 204][Simmons, 406][Raphaell, 132][Hall, 298]

Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystal specimens and gems are still considered rare and can be quite expensive. Its vast popularity as a gemstone began in 1876, when mineralogist and jeweler George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline from Maine to the famous Tiffany and Co. in New York, and its desirability spread. More recently it has become a favorite of metaphysical collectors and practitioners for its versatile energy properties. [Simmons, 406]

Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. Its prismatic, vertically striated crystals may be long and slender, or thick and columnar, and are uniquely triangular in cross-section. They often vary in coloration within a single specimen, lengthwise or in cross sections, and may be transparent or opaque. The name Tourmaline comes from an ancient Sinhalese word turmali, meaning “a mixed color precious stone,” or turamali, meaning “something small from the earth.” [Mella, 110][Simmons, 406][Megemont, 182]

The most common species of Tourmaline is Schorl, which accounts for ninety-five percent of all Tourmaline in nature. It is black, or sometimes a blue so deep it appears to be black. The term Schorl was in use before the 1400s, named for a town in Saxony, Germany, where Black Tourmaline was found in nearby tin mines. [wikipedia.org]

Needles of Black Tourmaline, or Schorl, can also be found embedded in clear Quartz, called Tourmalinated or Tourmalated Quartz. The combination of clear white and radiant black are believed to create a perfect polarity of energies, a manifestation of light and dark forces united together for a common goal. It is regarded as a symbol of great fortune and is not carried as an ongoing charm, but when specific good luck is needed. [Raphaell, 132][Eason, 132]

One of Tourmaline’s most distinguishing properties is its ability to become electrically charged simply by heating or rubbing it. When charged, one end becomes positive and the other negative, allowing it to attract, or repel, particles of dust or bits of paper. This property of pyroelectricity (from heat) or piezoelectricity (from pressure or rubbing) was well-known to the Dutch traders of the 1700s who used Tourmaline to pull ash from their Meerschaum pipes, calling the stone Aschentrekker, or “ash puller.” [Simmons, 406]

 

Black Tourmaline Uses and Purposes - Overview

Tourmaline is a shamanic stone, providing protection during ritual work. It can be used for scrying, and was traditionally used to point out a cause of trouble or an offender, and to indicate a good direction in which to move. [Hall, 297] To use Black Tourmaline in purification and protection rituals, create a ring of eight small natural tumblestones for a protection circle or place upon an altar. [Eason, 204]

Black Tourmaline is an excellent grounding crystal for meditation and healing, and a small number of Black Tourmalines are double-terminated, ideal for body layouts. The linear flow of energies is enhanced equally in both directions along the crystalline form. [Simmons, 407]

Black Tourmaline soothes panic attacks, especially those caused by dark or confined spaces, or in places where the atmosphere is frightening. It also helps control fears of doctors or dentists. [Eason, 204]

Wear this crystal for protection against moaners, whiners, complaining neighbors or emotional vampires who burden you with their problems but do nothing to improve their situations. [Eason, 204]

In the workplace, hold Black Tourmaline for a few minutes when you need to wake up your mind or when you need full concentration. It provides an excellent shield against environmental pollutants, electromagnetic smog, and radiation associated with cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment. [Eason, 204][Hall, 298] It is a professional support stone for miners and telephone workers. [Mella, 132-133]

In industry, Tourmalines are highly valued as electrical tuning circuits for conducting television and radio frequencies. They are used for their durability since high frequencies can be passed through them without shattering, as many crystals do. [Mella, 110]

Tourmaline strengthens the sense of smell, and in that respect, can also enhance the perception of pheromones which produces an aphrodisiac effect.

Tourmaline is specifically used to treat motion sickness. It may also assist in restoring luster and shine to hair and nails. [Megemont, 184]

 

 

 

Black Tourmaline Healing Therapies - Overview

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Black Tourmaline Physical Healing Energy

Black Tourmaline stimulates the reflex points associated with the lower back, legs, ankles and feet, and may be used to realign the spinal column. It provides pain relief and assists with strained or torn muscles, numbness, arthritis, and scar tissue. [Gienger, 86][Eason, 204][Melody, 655][Hall, 299]

Black Tourmaline defends against debilitating disease and strengthens the immune system, heart, and adrenal glands. It also is beneficial in treating the bowels, constipation, IBS, and diseases of the colon, as well as ridding the body of heavy metal toxins and environmental pollutants. [Eason, 204][Melody, 655][Hall, 299][Ahsian, 407]

Tourmaline is a marvelous tool for balancing the right/left hemispheres of the brain and bringing mental processes into alignment with the chakras and auric body. It diminishes fear and may be useful in treating paranoia, and to overcome dyslexia by improving eye/hand coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information. [Hall, 297][Melody, 653-654]

Black Tourmaline Emotional Healing Energy

Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It helps in overcoming substance abuse, and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors, and in relinquishing chronic worry. [Simmons, 406-407][Ahsian, 407][Eason 204]

Black Tourmaline increases physical vitality, replacing tension and stress with the ability to view the world objectively with clear, rational thought and neutrality. It inspires a positive attitude, no matter the circumstances, and stimulates altruism and practical creativity. [Gienger, 86][Hall, 298][Melody, 654-655]

 

Black Tourmaline Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Black Tourmaline may be used to activate grounding between the Base Chakra and the center of the Earth, providing further enhancement of one’s well-being on the physical plane. [Melody, 655]

The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

 

Black Tourmaline Spiritual Energy

Black Tourmaline is devoted to grounding spiritual energies, bringing a clearer expression of Light into the world and into the lives of those drawn to its powers. It furthers the ability to remain radiant in the darkest of circumstances, and to maintain a spiritual consciousness while living among those who are not always in the Light and do not understand the love of the universe. [Raphaell, 132-133][Melody, 654-655]

Natural Tourmaline wands are considered quite special and channel a high-powered electrical energy capable of transcending physical laws and producing phenomenal healing. The positive force of these Light tools effectively clears blockages in the aura and removes negative energy. Black Tourmaline wands may be placed at the knees or feet with the terminations facing the toes to direct negative energies out of the body. They can also be used to direct energies from the crown and ethereal body to the base chakra, re-balancing the meridians of the physical body and providing an optimal balance in the ethereal body. [Raphaell, 128, 132][Melody, 654][Hall, 297]

 

Black Tourmaline Color Energy

Tourmaline with black color energy deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. Black Tourmaline offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from your enemies.

 

Meditation with Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is one of the most common meditation crystals. It is exceptionally grounding to the Earth's energies, freeing one to explore the spiritual world without harm or danger, and provides high levels of purification for the auric field and the etheric body.

 

Black Tourmaline Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Black Tourmaline: A confusing or clouded issue will be made clear and you will receive an insight to overcome the problem. [Eason, 204]

Dreaming of Tourmaline signifies an accident. [Kunz, 358]

 

Black Tourmaline and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Black Tourmaline can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel March 11-15 Black Haiaiel (Hajael) May 16-20 Black Hahaiah (Hahajah) August 29-September 2 Black Vasiariah November 3-7 Black Sealiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Black Tourmaline. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates May16-20; Taurus. Black Hahaiah Protector and Ruler of the dates March 11-15; Pisces. Black Haiaiel Protector and Ruler of the dates May 1-5; Taurus. Black Haziel Protector and Ruler of the dates November 3-7; Scorpio. Black Sealiah Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Black Shelathiel Protector and Ruler of the dates August 29-September 2;  Virgo. Black Vasiariah

 

 

Black Tourmaline Goddess Crystals

Black Tourmaline honors Manat, the Arabian Goddess of Waning Moon, Time, Destiny and Death. She is honored because time brings us all a transition we call death, but in life she can bring a world filled with magic, wisdom and protection. She rules as a triple goddess with Allat and Al-Uzza.

Black crystals honor Cybele, the Roman Earth Goddess and Modern Goddess of Spring Break. She is the Earth Mother and embodies the fertile Earth. Her festival is the first on the Roman calendar, the Festival of Joy.

Black Tourmaline also honors Aradia, the Tuscany Witch Goddess; and Hine-Nui-Te-Po, the Polynesian Goddess of the Night.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Black Tourmaline Traditional Birthstone

Black Tourmaline is not a traditional birthstone.

 

 

Black Tourmaline Natural Birthstone.

Black Tourmaline is not a natural birthstone.

 

Black Tourmaline - Zodiac Stone of Libra

Tourmaline is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Libra, between September 23 and October 22, the middle of the harvest. Libra is the only sign that is an inanimate object - a balance beam, referred to as The Balance. During this month the days and nights are equal length, and the Earth and Sun are in balance. Librans are very strong-willed, artistic, sensitive, and respectful. They are understanding and relate well to other people.

Black Tourmaline will also help Scorpios to be less demanding and Capricorns to be more expressive. [Megemont, 184]

 

Black Tourmaline Amulets and Talismans

In antiquity, Tourmaline was considered a talismanic Gem of Autumn, and the six o'clock Gem of the Night. [Kunz, 326, 337]

Tourmaline is a Seeker Energizer talisman. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Energizer crystals, such as Tourmaline, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from undesirable elements.

 

Black Tourmaline Feng Shui

Black Tourmaline utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use black tourmaline crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.

 

Black Tourmaline in Ancient Lore and Legend

Tourmaline was known to the ancients in the Mediterranean. Egyptian legend speaks of how Tourmaline made its journey from the center of the Earth and passed over a rainbow, taking with it all of the colors as its own. [Eason, 53] The Romans used these stones for their relaxing properties of inducing tranquil sleep, calming the mind and relaxing the body. [Mella, 110]

In India, a likeness of Alexander the Great was carved in Tourmaline and dates to around the second or third century B.C., and in rituals of this culture, Tourmaline was used to provide direction toward that which would bring good, and was believed to be a “teller” stone to provide insight as to who or what was causing trouble. [Simmons, 406][Melody, 654]

Used by shaman of the African, Native American, and Aboriginal tribes, Tourmaline was thought to bring healing powers to the user and provide protection from all dangers occurring on the physical plane. The African shaman also used it to promote the awakening of the “dream of illusion” and to experience the self as a part of the universal spirit. [Melody, 654]

Tourmaline was first brought to Europe by Dutch traders in the 1700s who gave it the name, Aschentrekker, or “ash puller,” for its alternating powers of attracting, then repelling, hot ashes from burning coals when the stone was laid near the coals for any length of time. The Dutch traders used the crystals to pull ashes from their Meerschaum pipes. This ability to gain magnetic powers and become electrically “polar” by means of heat readily distinguished Tourmaline from any other gem. [Fernie, 154][Simmons, 406]

More recently, some in the metaphysical world have come to believe Tourmaline is not indigenous to Earth, but has been materialized onto our planet by higher life forms to assist humans with their transition into the Aquarian Age. It is further believed that special Tourmaline wands are being created in alchemical laboratories deep in the Andes in South America, and the enlightened beings who perform this magic dematerializes these wands, transports and then rematerializes them into mines in South America. These perfectly terminated wands may be up to twelve inches long and contain the full color spectrum, capable of vibrating all of the chakras simultaneously as they align the consciousness with the omnipotent cosmic force. Once mined, these wands attract themselves to those who intuitively know how to use them. [Raphaell, 129]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howlite

 

“The Calming Stone

Howlite has a natural color of white with grey markings in the shape of a spider web. However, it is known to be found in white, blue and green due to the process of applying dye. Be sure not to mistaken Howlite  for Turquoise, as they have a similar appearance. Howlite has can be identified by its appearance of natural “GREY” lines. It is the stone of calmness, comfort, knowledge, memory and progress. It helps relieve an overactive mind. Some say that holding a piece of Howlite has the same effect as spending an hour at a spa. It has the ability to heal mentally, physically and emotionally.

This stone can help the special need children and all the crystal/rainbow children. Have them wear it as jewelry, place under/inside  their pillow or have them wear it in their pocket.

Chakra(s): Throat\Third Eye\Crown

Energy:

  • Power
  • Healing
  • Calming

Protection:

  • Absorbs Anger
  • Protects The Upper Chakras (Throat\Third Eye\Crown)

Stimulates:

  • Concentration
  • Restful Sleep
  • Inner-Strength
  • Selfishness
  • Meditation
  • The Mind For New Ideas
  • Calmness\Comfort
  • Knowledge
  • Progress

 Metaphysical Properties:

  • Very calming stone with energy that relieves stress
  • Focus on Howlite to take a journey outside of the physical body
  • Helps gain insight into past-lives
  • Place a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb your own anger
  • Helps to overcome critical behavior
  • Heightens perceptions
  • Sharpens the memory
  • Helps in developing and mastering skills
  • Opens one up to their inner truth

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 Healing Properties:

  • Insomnia
  • Balances Calcium Levels
  • Strengthens Teeth
  • Strengthens Bones
  • Helps Relieve Physical Pain
  • Aids In Proper Distribution of Nutrients
  • Eliminates Stress
 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:28 AM

Tiger's eye
 
♥ Protection ♥ Clear thinking ♥ Personal empowerment ♥ Integrity ♥ Willpower ♥ Practicality ♥ Grounding ♥ Power ♥ Courage ♥ Grace
Tiger Eye, also known as Tigers Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony.  Tiger Eye is an 18th Anniversary gemstone.
Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus ChakraZodiac CapricornPlanet – SunElement – Fire, EarthTypical colours - golden-brown, blue, red
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer.  It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.  Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.  Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.  Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Tiger Eye, specific colours have additional attributes:
Blue Tiger Eye
Chakras - Throat ChakraElement - Air
Blue Tiger Eye is calming and releases stress.  It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic.  Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.
Red Tiger Eye
Chakras - Base ChakraElement - Fire
A stimulating stone, Red Tiger Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation.  It speeds up a slow metabolism.  Red Tiger Eye increases a low sex drive.
 
Chalcopyrite
 
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  Peacock Ore
 
 
Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite glistens in the sunlight. The colors vary with each mineral specimen. There are pinks, blues, greens and combinations of each creating a visual delight!  Chalcopyrite is most often found to contain sparkles of a Gold like substance which is Pyrite. It is known as the Chakra Stone.
As the Chakra Stone, it will cleanse, balance and align all your Chakra energy centers individually. Once all are aligned, cleansed and balanced individually, this incredible multicolored stone will simultaneously align your entire physical body with that of your Spiritual and Ethereal energy bodies.
As you work with Chalcopyrite, it will assist you in shifting your inner Self, aligning your thoughts and emotions in a very soothing, calming way. In addition, Peacock Ore resonates more finely with the Third Eye, allowing the user to re-discover long forgotten knowledge. It is the key to reconnecting yourself with ancient esoteric knowledge. Hold it above or in front of your Third Eye during meditation. It will in time, depending on how open you are, assist you in awakening your inner sight.
Among the many benefits of Peacock Ore is the grounding of excess nervous energy, allowing the body and mind to release stress related emotions which in turn cause an imbalance throughout the body. Being aligned from the inside out provides choices not available when you are out of alignment.
*Angelic Realm Association: Archangel Metatron, whose name means, He Who Walks with God, will assist you in aligning your entire Be-ing, bringing into balance all your energy centers in your physical, emotional, mental, Spiritual energy bodies and in your Auric and Ethereal energy fields.
*Healing Properties: aligns, cleanses, balances all Chakra Energy centers; heals doubt, manages thoughts of lack; dissolves energy blockages; increases self-esteem
*Vibrational Frequency: attuned to or with all the vibrational frequencies of the Universe; soft, strong, subtle and powerful
*Spiritual Properties: protection from psychic attack, protects healers; enhances intuition and perception
It is part Copper and part Pyrite. Pyrite is commonly called “Fool’s Gold”. The metaphysical properties of Pyrite are prosperity and abundance, manifesting great wealth and burning away that which is no longer desired or needed. The metaphysical properties of Copper are warmth and healing, resonating with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy center for manifestation, self-empowerment.
 


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Oh thanks for posting this up...i couldnt remember what it was i had...i inew it was something to do with Peacocks..peacocks Ore of course! When we were packing some things up in our bedroom a few weeks ago wingman picked up my peacock ore off the bedside table and said 'whats this weird thing? Lol and more to the point, what the hell is it?' :ggle: i said 'dont throw it out thats a crystal of some kind, a peacock one!' He just looked at me...erm ok!

I bought it years ago from a psychic fair and forgotten what the properties were.
Edit: on a side note, not sure it should have been left on the bedside table! Its not aligned my chakras! Lol
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

 

Tiger's eye
 
♥ Protection ♥ Clear thinking ♥ Personal empowerment ♥ Integrity ♥ Willpower ♥ Practicality ♥ Grounding ♥ Power ♥ Courage ♥ Grace
Tiger Eye, also known as Tigers Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony.  Tiger Eye is an 18th Anniversary gemstone.
Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus ChakraZodiac CapricornPlanet – SunElement – Fire, EarthTypical colours - golden-brown, blue, red
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer.  It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.  Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.  Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.  Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Tiger Eye, specific colours have additional attributes:
Blue Tiger Eye
Chakras - Throat ChakraElement - Air
Blue Tiger Eye is calming and releases stress.  It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic.  Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.
Red Tiger Eye
Chakras - Base ChakraElement - Fire
A stimulating stone, Red Tiger Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation.  It speeds up a slow metabolism.  Red Tiger Eye increases a low sex drive.
 
Chalcopyrite
 
peacock-ore-lg-stones.jpg?w=640
  Peacock Ore
 
 
Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite glistens in the sunlight. The colors vary with each mineral specimen. There are pinks, blues, greens and combinations of each creating a visual delight!  Chalcopyrite is most often found to contain sparkles of a Gold like substance which is Pyrite. It is known as the Chakra Stone.
As the Chakra Stone, it will cleanse, balance and align all your Chakra energy centers individually. Once all are aligned, cleansed and balanced individually, this incredible multicolored stone will simultaneously align your entire physical body with that of your Spiritual and Ethereal energy bodies.
As you work with Chalcopyrite, it will assist you in shifting your inner Self, aligning your thoughts and emotions in a very soothing, calming way. In addition, Peacock Ore resonates more finely with the Third Eye, allowing the user to re-discover long forgotten knowledge. It is the key to reconnecting yourself with ancient esoteric knowledge. Hold it above or in front of your Third Eye during meditation. It will in time, depending on how open you are, assist you in awakening your inner sight.
Among the many benefits of Peacock Ore is the grounding of excess nervous energy, allowing the body and mind to release stress related emotions which in turn cause an imbalance throughout the body. Being aligned from the inside out provides choices not available when you are out of alignment.
*Angelic Realm Association: Archangel Metatron, whose name means, He Who Walks with God, will assist you in aligning your entire Be-ing, bringing into balance all your energy centers in your physical, emotional, mental, Spiritual energy bodies and in your Auric and Ethereal energy fields.
*Healing Properties: aligns, cleanses, balances all Chakra Energy centers; heals doubt, manages thoughts of lack; dissolves energy blockages; increases self-esteem
*Vibrational Frequency: attuned to or with all the vibrational frequencies of the Universe; soft, strong, subtle and powerful
*Spiritual Properties: protection from psychic attack, protects healers; enhances intuition and perception
It is part Copper and part Pyrite. Pyrite is commonly called “Fool’s Gold”. The metaphysical properties of Pyrite are prosperity and abundance, manifesting great wealth and burning away that which is no longer desired or needed. The metaphysical properties of Copper are warmth and healing, resonating with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy center for manifestation, self-empowerment.
 


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Oh thanks for posting this up...i couldnt remember what it was i had...i inew it was something to do with Peacocks..peacocks Ore of course! When we were packing some things up in our bedroom a few weeks ago wingman picked up my peacock ore off the bedside table and said 'whats this weird thing? Lol and more to the point, what the hell is it?' :ggle: i said 'dont throw it out thats a crystal of some kind, a peacock one!' He just looked at me...erm ok!

I bought it years ago from a psychic fair and forgotten what the properties were.
Edit: on a side note, not sure it should have been left on the bedside table! Its not aligned my chakras! Lol

 

I love peacock ore,i'm just doing the crystals I have at the moment,although at first I did have the intention of doing a crystal library type thing.


Hematite

 

Hematite is a stone that is most commonly -- and most strongly -- used to ground or stabilize and for protection. In spiritual work, hematite is an excellent stone to help keep yourself also connected to the Earth plane, as some would say via the silver cord, so that your spiritual learnings and travels can be done safely and things learned can be brought back to daily life more easily. 

Red Ochre is variety of hematite used for permanent coloring, and particularly in ancient spiritual drawings, medicine pouches, and related spiritual uses.

Hematite can be used at the corners of a room or property as a simple but protective spiritual crystal grid. 

Mental and Emotional Properties

Hematite is used to bring mental organization   and is very grounding and calming. It can help with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics, any type of thinking which requires significant mental organization.

Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity. This  lowering of negativity can benifit by helping balance the body/mind/spirit connection.  It also is said to balance the meridiians, boost self-esteen, and self-confidence.

Physical Conditions Properties

Physically it has been used in complementary crystal healing to cool the body, blood disorders, Reynayd's Syndrome, nervous problems, stress and insomnia, spinal alignment, broken bones. It is also an excellent stone for anxiety relief, particularly in its botroydal form.

Related Chakras

Hematite is associated with the root (base) chakra, Muladhara.

Rock Lore & Tidbits: 

Hematite gets its name from Latin meaning "blood stone". In modern times we're more familiar with polished, silvery gray-black hematite, so the name blood stone seems strange. However, when found naturally, most hematite - an iron oxide ore - is red with rust, so that's how it got its name. 

 

Hardness (Mohs): 5-6
Color(s): Silvery-Gray-Black, Red, Black, Gray
Transparency:  Opaque
Lustre: Metallic, Earthy
Common / Notable Locations:  Worldwide

 

 

 


Celestite

 

Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestine is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.  Celestine occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities.  Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar. The bodies of the protozoan Acantharea are made of celestine, unlike those of other radiolarians which are made of silica.In carbonate marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognised mechanism of celestine precipitation.

 

Celestine crystals are found in some geodes. The world’s largest known geode, a celestine geode 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point, is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave, with the crystals which once composed the floor of the geode removed. The geode has celestine crystals as wide as 18 inches (46 cm) across, estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds (135 kg) each.

Celestite, or other name is celestine, 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 celestite for driving evil out of a person’s body. It’s mineral content has been used for centuries in firework and flares Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite no lies may be told or the listener will know immediately that what was said is untrue.

Celestite is said to have come from the star group called the Pleiades. It is supposed to hold the wisdom of the ages and to promote truth. When one holds a piece of celestite. This is one of the most powerful stones there is. Celestite has many abilities, one of which is its proficiency at balancing the male/female energy within the physical body as well as balancing all the energy fields – the auric energy and the life force energy or Gods’ energy. It brings you into attunement with very high powers of rationality. In other words, it brings rational thought to any situation. This stone is excellent for any type of mental activities, such as study work. It clears, balances and attunes all the chakras.

 

 

 

 

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • As dreams are tools to the subconscious uses to help the physical and the conscious heal and evolve, Celestite stone will enhance the process through more lucid dreaming, keeping dream records and as a communication channel between the two realms.
  • Celestite is an extremely popular tool for use in communication with angelic and other spirit guides. This is a crystal that will instantly lift you above the mundane, once it has caught your eye
  • Mediation with celestite will open a clear channel of communication, allowing one to tap into the perfect power of the universe’s total love.
  • It will teach you the peaceful trust in acknowledging and accepting that each of us is part of the Divine Plan, and that it is the ebb and flow of ones life which propels you to where you need to be
Healing Properties
  • Celestite is known to ease stress in the physical body and is useful in preventing diseases brought on by worry.
  • Celestite has been used to improve eyesight and hearing, and to promote eloquence.
  • One might ease the pain of a sore throat by placing the crystal on the afflicted area.
  •  It is also believed to aid with the functioning of the thyroid gland, as well as to relieve digestive problems and eliminate toxins from the physical form.
  • Celestite should be cleanse in a bowl of tumbled hematites, if it has points, the points must be positioned so that the points always point towards the sky.
  • Celestite crystals will only need recharging occasionally, which should be done briefly in the sun. Be careful not to leave your stone too long in the sun, as it may cause discoloration of the celestite.
  • Celestite is an excellent healing stone for the eyes, ears and mental disfunction.
  •  It eliminates toxins and is also good for digestive problems. In healing, it has the ability to replace pain with loving angelic light.
  • It attracts luck, reveals truth, brings balance, and within this stone one can discover the energy of peace.
  • As all light blue stones, celestine opens and purifies the throat chakra.
  •  It is a creative stone with calming, soothing functioning. It sharpens and focuses the mind, disperses worries and calms the mental chaos.
 
Celestite is a crystal that has many gifts to give you. How you use it is up to you. If you simply wish to place one of the lovely blue clusters in the room where you spend most of your time… which may be the bedroom, this will benefit you. Enjoy its lovely energy and feel love and gratitude for the many gifts it will bring into your life from its special vibration.

 

 

Lapis Lazuli

 

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.

In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, "stone," and the Persian lazhuward, "blue." It is rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite, and is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks (pyrites). Lower-grade Lapis is lighter blue with more white than gold flecks, and is sometimes called denim Lapis.

Lapis Lazuli was among the most highly prized tribute paid to Egypt, obtained from the oldest mines in the world, worked from around 4000 B.C. and still in use today. Referenced in the Old Testament as sapphire (unknown in that part of the ancient world), Lapis Lazuli is most likely the fifth stone in the original breastplate of the High Priest, as well as those of later times. [Kunz, 293-294]

The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. [Simmons, 227] In the dry, barren land of the Egyptians, this deep cobalt blue color was a spiritual contrast to their arid desert hues. The gold flecks were like stars in their night-time sky and by meditating on these colors they felt supernatural forces would transform their lives. The garments of priests and royalty were dyed with Lapis to indicate their status as gods themselves. [Raphaell, 141]

In ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America, Lapis Lazuli was a symbol of the starry night, and a favorite stone of the Islamic Orient for protection from the evil eye. [Megemont, 110] Lapis was much used in Greek and Roman times as an ornamental stone, and in medieval Europe, Lapis Lazuli, resembling the blue of the heavens, was believed to counteract the wiles of the spirits of darkness and procure the aid and favor of the spirits of light and wisdom. [Kunz, 370] Ground and processed into powder, it produced the intense, but expensive, ultramarine color favored by the painter, Michelangelo. [Megemont, 111] Buddhists recommended Lapis as a stone to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thought, and during the Renaissance, Catherine the Great adorned an entire room in her palace with Lapis Lazuli walls, fireplaces, doors and mirror frames. [Simmons, 227]

Lapis Lazuli Uses and Purposes - Overview

Lapis is an excellent stone for executives, journalists, and psychologists, stimulating wisdom and good judgment in the practical world. It aids intellectual analysis in archeologists and historians, problem solving for lawyers, and creates new ideas for inventors and writers. [Mella, 129-133]

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory. [Simmons, 227][Ahsian, 228]

A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication. It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships. A Lapis grid brings calm and loving communication for a home with temperamental teenagers, or children with Asperger's syndrome, autism, or attention-deficit disorder. [Eason, 40, 223]

For fame in a creative or public performance-related area, wear or carry Lapis Lazuli to auditions. In the workplace, it attracts promotion, success and lasting recognition in your field. [Eason, 41,223]

 

 

 

Lapis Lazuli Healing Therapies - Overview

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Lapis Lazuli Physical Healing Energy

Lapis Lazuli is beneficial to the throat, larynx, and vocal chords, and helps regulate the endocrine and thyroid glands. [Gienger, 54] It overcomes hearing loss and other problems with ear and nasal passages. [Hall, 173][Eason, 223]

Lapis Lazuli enhances circulation and improves cardiac rhythm. [Megemont, 112] It reduces vertigo and lowers blood pressure, and is thought to alleviate insomnia. [Hall, 173]

Relieve oozing or septic sties, and other eye infections, by rubbing the area with a piece of Lapis heated in warm water. Once cooled, the water can then be used for an eye bath. A Lapis heated in sunlight, reduces bruising and is good for skin problems and insect bites. [Megemont, 112]

Lapis is beneficial for women suffering from menstrual irregularities, and relieves cramps, stiffness and lumbago. [Megemont, 112] Lapis Lazuli relieves general pain and inflammations, and is especially effective against migraine headaches. It aids the nervous system and brain disorders, and is believed to help with attention-deficit, autism and Asperger's syndrome. [Gienger, 54][Hall, 173][Eason, 223]

Lapis Lazuli Emotional Healing Energy

Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising. [Hall, 173][Melody, 370]

Lapis encourages dignity in friendship and social ability. [Gienger, 54] It encourages the qualities of honesty, compassion and uprightness when dealing with others. [Hall, 173] It provides an awareness of one's motivations and beliefs, and gives a clearer perspective of one's whole life. It reveals not only one's limitations, but the opportunities for growth and to utilize one's gifts and abilities.

Lapis Lazuli Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye, and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra.

The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra.

It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.Lapis Lazuli

The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the throat chakra. The darker shades of blue carry the power of truth.

 

Lapis Lazuli Spiritual Energy

Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty, for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. It represents universal truth. [Mella, 89-90]

Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Placed over the third eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. It permits spiritual journeying, and tapping into personal and spiritual power. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states. [Melody, 370][Hall, 172]

As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli recognizes psychic attack and blocks it, returning the energy back to its source. [Hall, 172]

 

Lapis Lazuli Color Energy

Lapis Lazuli's dark blue energy is perfect for enhancing respect and compassion in ourselves. Dark blue crystals teach us humanity, discretion, and honor. They help us act more charitably, and focus our efforts on service to others. They teach us grace, sensitivity to the needs of others, and tenderness in our dealings.

 

Meditation with Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a visionary stone, bringing information to the mind in images rather than words. It can be a catalyst for higher awareness, and often aids those with past-life connections to ancient civilizations - Atlantis, Egypt, Peru, Sumeria and India, among others. Meditating with this stone can assist in recovering memories of those Lapis Lazuli past lives, help regain lost knowledge from those civilizations, and inspire evolution in the current incarnation. [Simmons, 227][Ahsian, 228]

 

Lapis Lazuli Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Lapis Lazuli: It is the right time to get yourself noticed in a positive way; a high-profile presentation of your talents is the key. [Eason, 223]

Dreaming of Lapis Lazuli signifies faithful love. [Kunz, 358]

 

Lapis Lazuli and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Lapis Lazuli can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel June 16-21 Blue Caliel July 28-August 1 Lt. Blue Haaiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Lapis Lazuli. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Aids you while dealing with Anger. Blue Af Protector and Ruler of the dates June 16-21; Gemini.       Blue Caliel Ruler of Earth/Snow        Blue Shalgiel Understanding Angel Tree of Life, the Ruler of Saturn, and the Guardian of Thursday.        Blue Tzaphiel Mercy Angel ;Tree of Life, Ruler of Thursday and Jupiter. Zadkiel also helps you Heal Memory. Dk. Blue Zadkiel (Zadekiel) Ruler of the Moon.        Dk. Blue Jarahel Guardian of the Twenty-Third Mansion of the Moon; Capricorn. Dk. Blue Requiel Raguel helps you to Heal Relationships.        Lt. Blue Raguel Protector and Ruler of the dates July 28-August 1; Leo.       Lt. Blue Haaiah

 

 

Lapis Lazuli Goddess Crystals

Lapis Lazuli honors Athena, the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom. She is always depicted in armor and is known as a skilled fighter and strategist, and for her superb logic and intellect.

Lapis Lazuli honors Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage, and the Queen of all Gods and Goddesses on Mt Olympus. She is a source of inspiration for wives and lovers, and for standing up for what is right.

Lapis Lazuli honors Inanna, the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld. She journeys into the underworld carrying her Lapis Lazuli rods and measures time and the length of a person's life.

Lapis Lazuli honors Nuit, the Egyptian Goddess of Heaven and Sky. She swallows the sun each evening, and gives birth to it again each morning. She is the protector and mother of life on Earth.

Lapis Lazuli honors Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love (also called Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life, and is known for her beauty and passion.

Lapis Lazuli is also used in devotions to Dana (Danu), the Celtic River Goddess.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Lapis Lazuli Traditional Birthstone

Lapis is not a traditional birthstone.

 

 

Lapis Lazuli Natural Birthstone.

Lapis Lazuli, with its deep blue color, is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world Lapis Lazuli awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.

 

Lapis Lazuli - Zodiac Stone of Sagattarius

Lapis is associated with the planets Neptune and Venus, but primarily with Sagittarus (21 Nov - 21 Dec). Wikipedia tells us that as the ninth sign in the zodiac, Sagittarius is associated with the astrological 9th house, and natural Sagittarian matters - foreign travel and foreign countries and cultures, religion, the law and higher education, all things which seek to expand one's experience, freedom, and journeys.

 

Lapis Lazuli Amulets and Talismans

Lapis Lazuli is a valuable talisman for gaining respect, keeping negative energy away, and for helping us to remember to be humble in our dealings with others.

Lapis Lazuli is an Enhancer Filter crystal. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. As "building block" talismans, their internal structure helps focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives. They concentrate our energy on the improvements we desire and thought patterns that will produce the actions needed to bring them about.

Crystals with the earth power of a Filter, absorb positive energy flow but work to keep negative energy away from us. They help us view the world in a "glass half full" outlook, to see the best in others, the beauty in life, and the good in humanity. They keep us focused on the positive in situations and to not be overwhelmed by the negative. In our technological world, Filters also work to keep harmful electromagnetic transmissions from sapping our energy and health.

When found in a lighter blue color, Lapis is a superb talisman for finding peace and calmness through acceptance and enjoyment of the earth's bounty.

 

Lapis Lazuli Feng Shui

Lapis Lazuli utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use Lapis crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.

 

Lapis Lazuli in Ancient Lore and Legend

Lapis Lazuli was considered a cure for melancholy and for "quartern fever," an intermittent fever returning each third day, or fourth day counting in the previous attack. [Kunz, 93] It was also said to cure apoplexies, epilepsies, diseases of the spleen, and dementia. It was worn around the neck as an amulet to drive away frights from children, strengthened sight, prevented fainting and abortion if taken near the time of delivery. [Fernie, 330]

Lapis Lazuli was used extensively in ancient Egypt and Assyria for amulets carved with various symbols, scarab seals, signets and cylinder seals. It was the material for the image of Truth (Ma), which the Egyptian chief-justice and High Priest wore around his neck suspended with a gold chain. [Kunz, 92-93, 119]

The earliest recorded instances of semi-precious stones used for religious purposes comes from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a ritual ceremony for safe passage and protection from evil for their deceased. Lapis Lazuli, named chesbet by the Egyptians, was used in many amulets to be placed on the body, including the tet, a mason's table symbol placed on the neck for protection, and the ab, heart, regarded as the seat of life and placed in its own receptacle. It could only be reunited with the body after being weighed in the balance of the underworld. Two special chapters were engraved on Lapis Lazuli, the 26th chapter referencing the heart, and the 140th chapter on the symbolic eye, made from Lapis and ornamented in gold. It was an amulet of great power, and an offering was to be made to this symbol to the supreme god Ra. [Kunz, 227, 229]

In Assyrian texts, the uknu, Lapis Lazuli, was one of the seven gemstones placed in an ornament to be worn on the breast of the king as an amulet. Its power was so great it was believed to constitute an ornament for the gods as well. In the Gilgamesh epic of the Babylonians, legends tell of trees which grow precious stones, and Lapis Lazuli grows from its crown. Lapis Lazuli ornamented the yellow girdles worn by Chinese emperors of the Manchu dynasty for the services in the Temple of Heaven. [Kunz, 230, 232, 245]

In Summerian mythology, the goddess Inanna (a forerunner of Aphrodite and Venus) journeyed into the underworld carrying Lapis Lazuli rods and measured time and the length of a person's life. It was believed crystals were the flesh of the gods and that the gods were crystal beings. [Hall 2, 14]

One legend holds that King Solomon was given a special Lapis ring by an angel of the Lord that allowed him to control legions of demons which he used to build his temple. [Melody, 370]

Ancient Egyptians believed the soul existed in the mind and was housed in the brain, and Lapis blue was a mental healer and soul purifier. Lapis was used to purge the soul of demonic possession by pulverizing the stone, mixing it with gold, making it into a poultice and placing it on the crown of the head. As it dried it would draw out the demons. In extreme cases, a small hole was drilled in the skull and the mixture was poured into the head. [Raphaell, 141]

 

 

 

 

 

Carnelian

 

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Carnelian

Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.

A glassy, translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its color varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning "flesh."

In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. [Simmons, 92] Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs [Kunz, 303, 305], and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague. [Fernie, 138]

The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun." In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of the mother goddess, Isis. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant color. [Eason, 72, 84] Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.

 

Carnelian Uses and Purposes - Overview

Orange stones, especially the carnelians, are excellent aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels. Carnelians boost a listless attitude and can stimulate the appetite. [Mella, 125]

Used as a professional support crystal, Carnelian aids architects, builders and construction workers in their creation of master buildings, stimulates power and stamina in athletes and military personnel, establishes form and organization in journalists, and stimulates motivation in salespersons. [Mella, 129-132]

Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition, drive and determination, and wards off undue pressures of co-workers or impersonal corporations with unrealistic expectations. [Eason, 72]

Carnelian clarifies the voice. It is the Singer's Stone. [Megemont, 46] It also promotes confidence for performances on stage or in live media. [Eason, 72]

Carnelian is traditionally known to guard against falling masonry and accidents with tools. Today it guards the home from theft, fire, storm or accident. [Eason, 72]

Carnelian lends the courage needed to help overcome difficulties and defend a cause. It promotes idealism, a sense of community and pragmatism. [Gienger, 21]

Orange and red Carnelian are important crystals to use for love, and for the consummation of love. Orange crystals, in particular, are fertility and potency symbols and are linked with conceiving a child. Carnelian of either color may help in rekindling passions that might have faded in an otherwise loving relationship. [Eason, 43]

 

 

  Carnelian Healing Energy

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Carnelian Physical Healing Energy

Carnelian is full of the life force, stimulating metabolism and a good supply of blood to the organs and tissues. It influences the reproductive organs of both sexes, and increases fertility, overcoming frigidity and impotence. It aids in menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and may aid in vitro and artificial insemination. [Hall, 95][Eason, 84]

It benefits in the absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals in the small intestine, and improves blood viscosity and circulation. [Gienger, 21] It helps reduce congestion, phlebitis, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, as well as boils and skin irritations. Carnelian accelerates scarification and heals nosebleeds. (However, if these recur, consult a doctor.) [Megemont, 46]

It helps heal lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. It aids the relief of depression, especially in those of advanced years. [Hall, 95][Eason, 72]

It provides excellent support for detoxifying from alcohol or other drugs, breaking bad physical habits, and for improving overall health in general. [Ahsian, 93]

Carnelian Emotional Healing Energy

Carnelian is a stabilizing crystal, perfect for anchoring in the present. Its high energy helps restore lost vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity for new pursuits. It improves concentration and removes extraneous thoughts in daydreamers, and during meditation. This stone also protects against envy, rage, and resentment - yours, or from others, and encourages a love of life. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind, helping you to trust yourself and your perceptions. [Hall, 94-95]

Carnelian alleviates jealousy and possessiveness in relationships, and is helpful in overcoming sexual anxieties, and eating disorders. It is also beneficial with male mid-life crisis. [Eason, 72, 84]

 

Carnelian Chakra Healing and Balancing Energies

Carnelian, in its beautiful shades of orange, stimulates the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body, and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body.

Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication comes from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit.

Carnelian, in shades of red, is also a powerful ally in healing Base Chakra blockages and traumas, aiding one in recovering vital information about oneself and one's purpose on Earth. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one's own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

 

Carnelian Spiritual Energy

Carnelian encourages acceptance of the cycle of life and helps remove the fear of death. As an ancient stone, it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It gives courage and promotes positive life choices. [Hall, 94]

Carnelian is a crystal of action, overcoming procrastination or indecision. It encourages one to stop waiting for dreams to appear, and stimulates the courage to embrace change and Divine Will to begin to make one's highest goals happen. [Ahsian, 93]

Carnelian encourages an awareness of the connection between the emotional state and the inner condition of the self. It promotes a spiritual energy conducive to awakening one's talents and perceptions of surroundings, and for offering love in return for love. Carnelian in shades of pink-orange, especially encourage love between parents and children, and between parents and parents. [Melody, 183]

Carnelian may be used, with advanced training, to see into the past. It carries the stories and records of our planet, and reflects its light energy back in the color of our physical world. It stimulates a deeper love and appreciation for the beauty and gifts of the earth. [Raphael, 140]

 

Carnelian Color Energy

Orange Carnelian brings joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing stone, integrating the parts of our communal lives, bringing things and people together. It is a stone of physical pleasure and intimacy. In lighter shades, Orange Carnelian promotes companionship and affection, while the darker crystals deepen the sense of belonging and home.

Carnelian, in shades of scarlet, combines the energy of the pure red ray, and the exuberance and joy of the orange. It is the color of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Scarlet crystals help overcome fear and improve self-reliance, and are the crystals of victory, success, and skill. Lighter shades of scarlet, the lightly tinted red-oranges, are excellent talismans of dedication in young relationships. They combine the pink energy of romantic love with the light orange energy of contentment with family and friends. Deep scarlet crystals are the key to the physical pleasures of maturity - in love, in life, and in relationships. Muted with brown, deep scarlet Carnelian gives us the natural sources of energy to enjoy life's pleasures that extend past the joyfulness of youth.

Red Carnelian brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness. It reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color - the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.

 

 

Meditation with Carnelian

When used in meditation, Carnelian assists in the understanding of how to bring a concept into being, and how to manifest it into action. [Ahsian, 93]

 

Carnelian Divination

The Divinatory meaning of orange Carnelian: You may get the chance to breathe new life into a relationship. [Eason, 84]

The Divinatory meaning of red Carnelian: Not a time to back down. Ask for what you need and do not settle for second best. [Eason, 72]

Dreaming of Carnelian signifies impending misfortunes. [Kunz, 358]

 

Carnelian and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Carnelian of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel January 6-10 Orange Ieilael (Ieliel) January 11-15 Lt. Scarlet Harahel January 21-25 Orange Umabel (Umbael) January 26-30 Lt. Scarlet Iahhel January 31-February 4 Lt. Scarlet Anauel March 16-20 Dk. Red Mumiah (Mumijah) April 5-9 Orange Elemiah August 2-6 Orange Terathel September 13-17 Dk. Orange Chavakiah September 29-October 3 Scarlet Haamiah October 14-18 Lt. Orange Hahahel (Hahael) October 19-23 Red Mikael November 13-17 Dk. Red Asaliah November 18-22 Lt. Orange Mihael November 28-December 2 Dk. Scarlet Daniel  December 8-12 Dk. Red Imamiah December 22-26 Dk. Orange Mebahiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Carnelian. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Guardian of the Twenty-Fourth Mansion of the Moon and is associated with Aquarius. Dk. Orange Abrinael Protector and Ruer of the dates Sept.13-17; Virgo.       Dk. Orange Chavakiah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 22-26; Capricorn.       Dk. Orange Mebahiah Guardian of the Eleventh Mansion of the Moon; Leo. Dk. Orange Neciel Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo.       Dk. Orange Reiel Ruler of Saturn.        Dk. Orange Sabathiel Protector and Ruler of the dates November 13-17; Scorpio.       Dk. Red Asaliah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 8-12; Sagittarius.       Dk. Red Imamiah Protector and Ruler of the dates March 16-20; Pisces.       Dk. Red Mumiah Angel of Fertility Dk. Red Samandiriel Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”.        Dk. Red Zuriel Protector and Ruler of the dates Nov 28-Dec 2; Sagittarius.       Dk. Scarlet Daniel Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun”.        Dk. Scarlet Nakiel Angel of Hope Dk. Scarlet Phanuel Ruler of Earth/Earthquakes        Dk. Scarlet Ra’ashiel Angel of Pride, and the Sea Dk. Scarlet Rahab Angel of Purity Dk. Scarlet Tahariel Guardian of the Ninth Mansion of the Moon; Cancer-Leo. Lt. Orange Barbiel Protector and Ruler of the dates October 14-18; Libra.       Lt. Orange Hahahel Protector and Ruler of the dates November 18-22; Scorpio.       Lt. Orange Mihael Ruler of Earth/Moon.        Lt. Orange Ophanniel Ruler of Earth/Constellations/Stars        Lt. Orange Rahatiel Master of the 14th Tarot Card “Temperance”.        Lt. Orange Saritaiel Protector and Ruler of the dates Jan 31- Feb 4; Aquarius.       Lt. Scarlet Anauel Angel of Dreams. Lt. Scarlet Duma Master of the 5th Tarot Card “The Hierophant”.        Lt. Scarlet Eraziel Protector and Ruler of the dates January 11-15; Capricorn.       Lt. Scarlet Harahel Protector and Ruler of the dates January 26-30; Aquarius.       Lt. Scarlet Iahhel Angel of Music. Lt. Scarlet Israfel Ruler of Venus.        Lt. Scarlet Nogahel Protector and Ruler of the dates April 5-9; Aries.       Orange Elemiah Protector and Ruler of the dates January 6-10; Capricorn.       Orange Ieilael Protector and Ruler of the dates August 2-6; Leo.       Orange Terathel Protector and Ruler of the dates January 21-25; Aquarius.       Orange Umabel Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”.        Red Graphiel Protector and Ruler of the dates October 19-23; Libra.       Red Mikael Guardian of the Tenth Mansion of the Moon; Leo. Scarlet Ardifiel Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.29-October 3; Libra.       Scarlet Haamiah Ruler of Mars.        Scarlet Madimiel Yroul helps you Deal With Fear. Scarlet Yroul

 

 

Carnelian Goddess Crystals

Carnelian honors Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Life, the most important goddess of Egyptian mythology. She is widely honored as a Goddess that brings the power of the divine feminine.

 

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Carnelian Traditional Birthstone

Carnelian, also called Sardius, was historically the birthstone for August.

 

 

Carnelian Natural Birthstone

Carnelian which is orange in color is the true birthstone of those born at the end of summer (August 22-September 22). Orange crystals bring you joy, friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness.

Carnelian which is scarlet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the first month of autumn (September 23 - October 21). Scarlet crystals bring you strength, vitality, willpower, and dedication.

Carnelian which is red in color is the natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22-November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.

 

Carnelian - Zodiac Stone of Virgo

Carnelian is the traditional zodiac stone for those born under the sign Virgo, between August 23 and September 22, at the end of summer and the beginning of harvest. Virgo's star sign is The Virgin, depicted as a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat and symbolizing wisdom. This is the only sign represented by a female. Those born under this sign are very reliable, have an excellent memory and are straight thinkers. They have good manners, and are extremely faithful once they find their true love.

 

Carnelian Amulets and Talismans

In ancient Egypt, hieroglyphic texts from the Book of the Dead were engraved on amulets made from Carnelian to procure a safe passage in the afterlife. Early Babylonian cylinder amulets were also made from this stone. [Kunz, 290]

Carnelian was favored in Greek and Roman times for engraving signet rings as amulets. Many bore the figures of Serapis and Isis, signifying Time and Earth, while others were engraved with zodiacal signs as birthstones of the wearer. [Kunz, 124]

Carnelian is a Seeker Transfomer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher. Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Carnelian Feng Shui

Carnelian utilizes Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red and scarlet Carnelian should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space. Use orange Carnelian as an accent and as an accessory in rooms where high energy is needed.

 

Carnelian in Ancient Lore and Legend

Roman Carnelian rings, or seals, engraved with deity images or fierce animals were considered both protective and lucky. [Eason, 72]

A man richly dressed with a beautiful object in his hand, engraved on a Carnelian, checked the flow of blood and conferred honors. [Kunz, 133]

A man with a sword in his hand, on a Carnelian, preserved the place where the stone might have been from, from lightning and tempest, and guarded the wearer from vices and enchantments. [Kunz, 133]

In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. [Simmons, 92]

In ancient Egypt, Carnelian was thought to be the stone of form and design worn by master architects, to show their rank of builder. [Mella, 77] The 29th chapter of the Book of the Dead was engraved on Carnelian, as were many of the body amulets, asking for Isis and other gods to assure safe passage in their afterlife. [Kunz, 229]

Ancient warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. Alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies to transform their energy into useful form. [Mella, 77]

Carnelian is said to be the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the name Reuben; it also garnished the sixth foundation wall for the New Jerusalem. Its significance, according to the Archbishop of Mainz in the first century, is the venerable blood of the martyrs. [Kunz, 303, 305] Red Carnelian is also associated with St. Bartholomew, signifying his martyrdom. [Fernie, 44]

Carnelian, also called Sardius or Odem, was considered important among the Hebrews and Arabs to prevent illness. The Hebrews believed it kept them from dangers of the Plague, while the Arabs employed it as an agent to stop bleeding. John Schroder wrote in 1669, "It is a gem half transparent, like the water wherein flesh is washed; or like bloody flesh; hence it is called, Carneolus, or Cornelian - genitive flesh." He declared its powder good to drink against all fluxes, and when carried it made cheerful minds, expelled fear, created courage and protected against all poisons. [Fernie, 138]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:40 PM

Rainbow Aura

 

 

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“The Stone of Universal Light”

High Vibration Crystal

Titanium (Flame) Aura is a form of Quartz, which is combined with titanium (the metal of power). Titanium molecules are bonded to the quartz by the natural elector-static charge of the crystal. Titanium is one of the strongest and most beautiful of all metals. As you can see the colors of this stone are just beautiful. With most crystals the vibrations do the healing. However, the healing properties are a little different with this crystal. Even though it shares the same properties as the Clear Quartz, it is the colors of this crystal that actually grant it enhanced healing powers.

The vibrational energy, along with the color of this crystal has the ability to heal the human energy field. Together they merge with the aura to release any energy blocks and patch up holes in the aura with the appropriate color. It enhances ones physical vitality and brings more energy into the auric field. It is stimulating to the auric field and meridians, acting as a prism for soul-level energy, infusing the aura with a rainbow spectrum of light.

Titanium (Flame) Aura allows for one to go deep into meditation to receive spiritual attunement. Overall this crystal is one that brings insight, compassion, energy, excitement and joy into life’s experiences. It is capable of carrying higher frequency range, excellent for trance channels, mediums, psychics and maintains grounding while in a higher state of consciousness.

 

CHAKRA(s): All, Especially The Third Eye, Higher Crown, Etheric and Soma

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Energy Vibration:   1 & 4

Zodiac: All

Planet: Mars

Energy:

  • Power
  • Love
  • Spirituality
  • Healing
  • Grounding
  • Protection
[PROTECTION:]
  • Protection From Electromagnetic Fields
[STIMULATES:]
  • Harmony
  • Chakra Alignment
  • Creativity
  • Art
  • Third-Eye
  • Mysticism
  • Meditation
  • Psychic Abilities
  • Introspection
  • Clairvoyance
  • Joy
  • Insight
  • Channeling
  • Psychic Communication
  • Psychic Visions

 

[METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES:]
  • Used in meditation to stimulate the movement of the Kundalini Energy to the Crown Chakra
  • Activates and balances the seven major chakras
  • Assist in contacting Ancient Greek civilizations during meditation
  • Removes creative blockages and enhances creative powers
  • Assist with reading people
  • Helps release negative emotional blockage
  • The antidote to sluggishness and fatigue
  • Resonates to the energies of Mars, action and movement
  • Opens psychic channels
  • Promotes Clairvoyance and all forms of “seeing”
  • Allows for communication with higher guides
  • This stone enhances and strengthens the energy of other stones
  • Stimulates visionary experiences and communication across dimensional barriers
  • Activates the Rainbow Body
  • Assists in communicating with ET’s, Light Entities, and Etheric entities
  • Efficient receptor for programming
  • Used to make Light Tools and crystal energy devices
  • Resonates to the mystical energies of the planet Neptune
  • Enhances physical vitality by bringing more energy into the auric field
  • Excellent crystal for use in spiritual initiations and rituals
  • Once programmed it can assist with developing aura, or subtle body, reading abilities
  • Brings insight and healing to dysfunctional relationships
  • Helps to release deep resentments, grief and karmic ties

 

[HEALING PROPERTIES:]
  • Master Healer For Any Condition
  • Stimulates The Endocrine System
  • Activates a Sluggish Immune System
  • Brings The Body Back Into Balance
  • Excellent In Soothing Burns
  • Beneficial For Diabetes
  • Multidimensional Healing
  • Multidimensional Cellular Memory Healing
  • Assists In The Treatment of Hormonal Dysfunction
  • Helps Treat Throat, Ear and Eye Disorders

 

 

 


Seraphinite

 

Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Seraphinite

The beauty and energy of Seraphinite rises through the body's chakras like the six-winged spirits of Light it is named for - the Seraphim, the highest order of angels who attend the throne of God. Their image, or that of their feathery wings, are captured in iridescent silver and suggests the movement of flight within a crystal of deep forest green.

This stone of angel wings is known for its high spiritual energy, ascending throughout the system and inviting the Kundalini to rise along the spine, clearing and activating each chakra along the way. It links the physical with the ethereal, and is powerful for opening communication with devic and angelic realms, especially those concerned with restoring the planet and humanity to a state of health and balance. [Ahsian, 353]

Seraphinite is particularly attuned to the Heart Chakra, infusing the aura with vibrations of wholeness and well-being, nurturing and love, enveloping not only those who wear or carry it, but also those who behold it. Seraphinite's energies are feminine in tone, and may assist in experiencing a greater awareness of the Divine Feminine. [Simmons, 352]

Seraphinite is a gem variety of Clinochlore, a magnesium iron aluminum silicate, characterized by a deep green color laced with shimmering patterns of silver that reflect light with changing angles of viewing. It is found only in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia, and derives its name from its association with the Seraphim, the highest order of angels. It is also known as Serafina or Green Chlorite. [Simmons, 352]

 

Seraphinite Uses and Purposes - Overview

Seraphinite may be used alone or combined with acupuncture for removing blocked energies in the meridians of the body. [Simmons, 352]

Seraphinite harmonizes easily with the vibrations of other high-energy crystals for healing, meditation, and attunement with the angelic realm and nature spirits. [Simmons, 352]

 

 

 

Seraphinite Healing Therapies - Overview

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Seraphinite Physical Healing Energy

Seraphinite energetically supports the heart and lungs, as well as any systemic illness or imbalance relating to cellular regeneration. It is a blood strengthener and aids in cellular respiration and the delivery of nutrients to the cells. It may be beneficial in decreasing the growth and reproduction of all types of cancerous cells. [Ahsian, 353]

Seraphinite aids in detoxification and strengthens the liver and kidneys. It stimulates metabolism and helps in weight loss, and is useful in overcoming chills. [Gienger, 78][Hall, 263]

Seraphinite activates the spinal cord and its links to the etheric body, especially behind the heart, and can release muscle tension up into the neck. [Hall, 263]

Seraphinite Emotional Healing Energy

Seraphinite assists in releasing emotional patterns and tendencies that no longer serve the soul and spirit. It brings an enlightened, joyful energy and allows one to react to life in a balanced, more harmonious way. [Ahsian, 353]

This stone, like all Clinochlores, encourages the appreciation of all that is growing - physically, emotionally or spiritually, and encourages the refinements of tenderness and care. It defines a sense of order - in life, in the universe, even in chaos - lending the understanding that one is neither helpless nor hopeless in the creation or correction of one's personal reality. [Melody, 212]

Seraphinite enhances social skills and inspires better relationships. It aids in resolving conflicts, and promotes reconciliation and constructive compromise. [Gienger, 78][Melody, 212]

 

Seraphinite Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Seraphinite is a powerful stone for bringing the elements of nonphysical bodies into alignment with the "I am" column of the spinal cord. It is both centering and energizing at the same time, and though this stone may be utilized for any or all chakras, it is particularly attuned to the Heart Chakra. [Simmons, 352]

The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world, controlling what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

 

Seraphinite Spiritual Energy

Seraphinite is one of the premier healing stones, a tool most efficient in bringing the body in line with Light energy. Ideal for those who feel disconnected from their physical selves, Seraphinite assists in understanding the nature of physicality as it brings Light into the body, expressing it through us as glowing health. [Ahsian, 353]

Seraphinite's high spiritual vibration allows out-of-body journeys to review the progress of life, and to identify changes that may be needed for peace and fulfillment. Seraphinite protects the physical body while the Spirit is away. [Hall, 263]

 

Seraphinite Color Energy

Green Seraphinite is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Seraphinite is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Green crystals promote spiritual growth and commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.

 

Meditation with Seraphinite

Seraphinite is a stone of enlightenment and one of the best crystals in meditation for making angelic connection. It is also excellent for activating self-healing. [Hall, 262]

Holding or meditating with a piece of Seraphinite may invite the presence of a female figure clothed in growing plants and flowers believed to be Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom and the promise of the future. Her presence often inspires an instant reaction of devotional love and a realization that her presence in our world is a great blessing. Seraphinite assists in connection with this being, especially when used outdoors. [Simmons, 352]

 

Seraphinite Divination

Seraphinite is a stone of enlightenment.

 

 

Seraphinite and the Angelic Realm

Seraphinite is a deep forest green. It is the Stone of the Seraphim, the highest order of angels.

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Seraphinite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel January 1-5 Green Nemamiah March 31- April 4 Dk. Green Sitael (Sirael) June 6-10 Green Hakamiah September 3-7 Green Yehudiah September 8-12 Dk. Green Lehahiah December 27-31 Dk. Green Poiel (Polial)

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Seraphinite. The table below gives you information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Raphael is known as the Glory Angel; Tree of Life, the Angel of Wednesday, the Ruler of  Mercury. He is also the Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool” and the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Raphael also Heals Illness and is the Ruler of The west wind. He is the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance, and Love. Dk. Green Raphael Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”. Dk. Green Chadaqiel Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.8-12; Virgo. Dk. Green Lehahiah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn. Dk. Green Poiel Protector and Ruler of the dates March 31- April 4; Aries. Dk. Green Sitael The Angel of the Birds. Green Arael Angel of Mercury. Green Cochabiel Protector and Ruler of the dates June 6-10; Gemini. Green Hakamiah Metatron is the Crown Angel, the Tree of Life, and helps to Heal Learning Disorders. He is also the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”. Green Metatron Protector and Ruler of the dates January 1-5; Capricorn. Green Nemamiah Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”. Green Vakhabiel Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7; Virgo. Green Yehudiah

 

 

Seraphinite Goddess Crystals

Seraphinite honors Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma. She is the Feminine of the Divine and inspires reverence for the natural world.

Green crystals also honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Seraphinite Traditional Birthstone

Seraphinite is not a traditional birthstone

 

 

Seraphinite Natural Birthstone.

Seraphinite which is green in color is one of the natural birthstones of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.

 

Seraphinite - In the Zodiac

Seraphinite is not associated with any sign of the Zodiac.

 

  Seraphinite Amulets and Talismans

Seraphinite is a Guardian Bonder crystal. The Guardian talismans rarely reveal their inner strength by forming transparent crystals, but rather hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess. In the physical world they are fantastic amulets for travel, protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals have special uses. They serve to guard your beliefs against doubt. A Guardian crystal can help you keep true to your ideals and cherished beliefs, reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. They can be very effective in aiding your efforts to maintain your disposition, sense of humor, and respect for others.

Bonder crystals, called sheet silicates or phylosilicates, form in very cohesive sheets and are excellent talismans for binding relationships and agreements. Their power is well-suited for getting people to work together and forming relationships that get better with age. They increase the success of long-term contracts, and help keep families, communities and organizations together.

 

Seraphinite Feng Shui

Seraphinite utilizes Wood Energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.

 

Seraphinite in Ancient Lore and Legend

Seraphinite is a relatively new discovery. Historically it was used as an amulet to prevent snake bites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

Sodalite

 

Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental gemstone. Although massive sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent. Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group with hauyne, nosean, lazurite and tugtupite.
Discovered in 1811 in the Ilimaussaq intrusive complex in Greenland, sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada.
A light, relatively hard yet fragile mineral, sodalite is named after its sodium content; in mineralogy it may be classed as a feldspathoid. Well known for its blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. The more uniformly blue material is used in jewellery, where it is fashioned into cabochons and beads. Lesser material is more often seen as facing or inlay in various applications.
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Although somewhat similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite rarely contains pyrite (a common inclusion in lapis) and its blue color is more like traditional royal blue rather than ultramarine. It is further distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue) streak. Sodalite's six directions of poor cleavage may be seen as incipient cracks running through the stone.
  Mystical and Healing  Properties:
It is told that sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious with the subconscious mind.
It is most helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. It is a stone wonderfully beneficial for healing breaches in communication. A stone of truth, it brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements that have to do with communication or when communication has become an issue. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning and will unite the logical with the spiritual.
Sodalite is an excellent stone for reducing high blood pressure if carried constantly on the person. Necklaces of sodalite beads that hang down to the heart area will increase its hypotensive properties.
 
 
It also is associated with the thyroid, it has a calming regularity effect on the thyroid gland, the vegetative nervous system and all glandular functions. By balancing the endocrine system, it strengthens the metabolism. Reduces stress and helps to prolong physical endurance.
 
In order to properly benefit from this stone's energy it must be worn or carried as a touchstone over a long period of time. It should be discharged under running water on a weekly basis, or whenever the stone becomes cloudy or changes color. Then it should be charged again in a bowl of water together with a rock crystal.
 
 
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Powers: Healing, peace, meditation, wisdom
 
Sodalite is excellent for psychic development and meditation, particularly if used with lapis or other clear quartz crystal. While other stones may blast open the inner doorway to the psychic, this stone gently eases it open. This allows us acceptance of and working with the new and different abilities much easier than if they had come too suddenly.
 
 
Worn in jewelry, sodalite forms a quite reliable connection with your intuition, thus giving a gentle flow of information that can save lots of time and trouble.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

Lemon quartz

 

Lemon Quartz

The 'Stone of New Worlds', this stone works very well during meditation and for insight seeking dreams. Lemon Quartz helps take one deep into meditation and onto new realms, where higher knowledge can be sought.
 
Quartz overall is a high vibrational stone with a very pure and self-adjusting energy. It works on the whole of the being, the whole of an atmosphere and widely strengthens the energy output of other crystals and minerals. It is a stone mainly in its clear pure form that can be called upon when seemingly all else fails, or when there is confusion of what other crystal or mineral to connect with. In its different forms it does have differing offerings, yet with the same undertones.
 
When one is seeking insight during dreamtime, Lemon Quartz will ensure this is done but in a very gentle and clear way so that what is shown can be remembered and learnt from.
 
This stone is very good for scrying, helping to create a clearer channel to spirit and guides. Also very good in protecting the whole being from anything negative, including “energy vampires”.
 
Lemon Quartz truly helps one remember and feel the bond with loved ones, both people and animals, who have now crossed over. It makes a very beautiful remembrance stone and can also be given as a gift of friendship and love.
 
This stone can also help one feel more warmed and content by others around them and the surroundings.
 
Lemon Quartz works well with both the Third eye energy centre and Crown energy centre and is good for use by beginners to meditations involving energy channelling, as well as those new to spirit work, just as much as it is to those more advanced.
 
A stone that can be placed safely around babies and children to help protect them from electro-magnetic fields and frequencies, also known as EMF. For teenagers and adults, using a clear form of Quartz for this will be better suited because of how the bodies energy input and output changes with age.
 
Lemon Quartz is a stone that can be placed with other crystals and minerals to help ensure the correct amount of energy is given out to its keeper, this making it very wise with babies, children and the being who is sensitive to change.
 
A surprising offering of Lemon Quartz despite its very gentle and dreamy energy, is that it can help protect the being and surrounding life forms from harmful radiation from differing sources.
 
 

Green Calcite

 

Green calcite is a grounding and centering stone that brings stability. It increases success, prosperity, business, and fertility of all kinds. It is an excellent stone for gardening. It is also considered a stone of manifestation because of it's ability to develop increase in all areas.

Green calcite is said to enhance intuition and psychic abilities.

In the physical realm, green calcite is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, thymus, chest, shoulders, and lower lungs, heartburn, nervous tics, stammering, neurosis, arthritis and joint pain, kidney, bladder, general pain. Green calcite is also said to be especially beneficial for healing tumors and other malignancies. It is particularly helpful with infections of the lungs, throat and sinuses. It is also used to balance and heal the endocrine system. Green calcite is also helpful for overcoming addictions and compulsive disorders. As with all calcites, green calcite is good for general health and healing, especially emotional and mental issues.

Green calcite is associated with the heart chakra.

Also see Calcite for mineral data, and additional metaphysical properties and healing properties lore common to all calcite



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Clear Quartz

 

Ordinary yet extraordinary, colorful and clear, Quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom. "From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind' evolutionary development." (Baer, R, "Windows of Light" preface)

Composed of silicon and oxygen (silicon dioxide), Quartz, from the European "quarz", is a key component in a wide array of minerals designated as "silicates." It occurs as prismatic hexagonal crystals in compact masses and druses, as well as in dense fibrous or grainy formations without visible crystals. It is also an important mineral element in common rock such as granite, quartzite and gneiss, and in sedimentary conglomerates like sandstone. [Simmons, 317][www.Quartzpage.de]

For all its variety, when most people speak of "crystals", they are usually referring to Rock Crystal (Clear Quartz), the six-sided prisms of pure light and energy known as the Perfect Jewel. In its sparkling light is contained the entire color spectrum.

In the metaphysical world, Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Even the smallest is imbued with the properties of a master healer teacher. Ancients believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the Divine.

Today's healers agree, believing crystals are living beings, incredibly old and wise, and willing to communicate when an individual is open and ready to receive. Wearing, carrying or meditating with a Clear Quartz crystal opens the mind and heart to higher guidance, allowing the realm of Spirit to be transmitted and translated into the world of physical form.

Resonating at the level of an individual's needs, Clear Quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfillment of one's prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. [Hall II, 22][Eason, 133][Simmons, 318][Ahsian, 319]

"Quartz crystals are the manifestation of the Creator's finest hour of expression. The are windows of light with many facets which show the myriad dimensions of life created from cosmic dust in an ever expanding universe. Divine plan as foreordained that all expanding life revolve around one common denominator, quartz crystal. Through frozen solidified light all creation could be monitored and assisted through the evolutionary process."Beverly Criswell "Quartz Crystals: A Celestial Point of View" ( quoted in "Windows of Light", by Vicki and Randall Baer)

Clear Quartz, pure silicon dioxide, is also called Rock Crystal or Ice Crystal, from the Greek word "krystallos", meaning "ice", because crystal was believed to be water frozen so hard it could never thaw. The prismatic hexagonal crystals have relatively smooth sides and naturally facetted terminations at one or both ends, and may be transparent as glass, milky or striated, often found in clusters and ranging in all sizes. The terminations have different facet shapes depending on the rate at which they were formed, and these shapes are deeply significant. [Simmons, 318][Hall, 225] (See Crystals by Shape)

Throughout history, Clear Quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria, where the sun's power was believed to be harnessed through a crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. They, along with Native American Indians, African tribes, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Romans, Scots and countless other cultures used Clear Quartz in diagnostic healing, meditations and spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and magical enchantments. [Mella, 82][Melody, 506][Kunz, 219] (See the Powers, Legends and Lore section at the end of this article.)

Types of Quartz

Quartz encompasses a whole family of stones, found on nearly every continent, in virtually every color conceivable. In addition to the properties of Clear Quartz discussed on this page, the following types of Quartz have their own specific properties, some with links to their own pages.

Macro crystalline varieties form crystals or have a macroscopical crystalline structure. They are usually referred to as "Quartz."

Macro crystalline varieties:

  • Rock Crystal is pure, clear Quartz, often with a milky base. Its properties are listed on this page.
  • Blue Quartz is clear Quartz with tiny blue inclusions that create a pale to mid-blue color; it brings harmony and order, mental clarity and eases fear.
  • Milky or Snow Quartz, also known as Quartzite, is opaque white quartz; it is supportive for lesson learning, realizing limitations and utilizing tact.
  • Smoky Quartz is transparent smoky brown to dark gray; it is a premiere grounding stone, dissipating emotional and environmental negativity.

 

Quartz Uses and Purposes - Overview

Quartz crystal is valued for its piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. Its ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy is used throughout the technology world in ultrasound devices, watches, microphones, radio transmitters and receivers, memory chips in computers and other electronic circuitry. [Raphaell, 10-11][Simmons, 317][Melody, 503]

The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make Clear Quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose. However, with this power comes responsibility. To benefit from Rock Crystal's blessings, one must feel in harmony with it and deserve its gifts. Intent other than for good inevitably brings harm back on oneself. [Simmons, 318][Megemont, 73]

Clear Quartz is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones or to enhance groups of stones, and is ideal for gridding. It is the perfect base material for wands, staffs, templates, etc., and clear crystal spheres have long been used for crystal gazing. [Simmons, 318]

For ongoing personal energy, carry Clear Quartz as a tumblestone or touch as needed for an instant lift. Add Quartz crystals to bath water, or make an elixir to drink or splash on pulse points by soaking Clear Quartz crystals in water from first light to midday. In the workplace, use as a filter against negativity and to transform critical words. [Eason, 133] Crystals are professional support stones for artists, stylists, doctors and healers, inventors, musicians, and those who work in media. [Mella, 129-132]

Clear Quartz produces a force field of healing negative ions while clearing the surroundings of positive ions, protecting the aura. It dispels static electricity, and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity. [Melody, 505]

Clear Quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state. It is also a respected stone for death, included in many cultures in funeral rites and placed in tombs, urns, and sepulchres. [Megemont, 73][Melody, 505][Kunz, 219]

As an energy saver, Clear Quartz attached to the fuel line in a car is reputed to reduce fuel consumption. [Hall, 225]

 

 

 

Quartz Healing Therapies - Overview

(Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.)

 

Quartz Physical Healing Energy

Clear Quartz is a master healer crystal, and may be used for any condition. It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, and is believed to assist with metabolism, exhaustion, and weight loss. [Hall, 225][Melody, 506][Eason, 133][Megemont, 73]

A Crystal elixir taken internally has been used to eliminate toxins from the system and to aid in the treatment of digestive disorders, kidney and bladder infections, and to cure diarrhea. The indirect method of preparation is recommended. [Melody, 506][Megemont, 73]

Clear Quartz soothes painful or injured areas, especially burns, by drawing away pain and eliminating blistering. A topical elixir is also beneficial in treating skin disorders. [Melody, 506][Megemont, 73][Hall, 226]

Quartz Emotional Healing Energy

Clear Quartz acts as a deep soul cleanser, purifying and enhancing the body's internal structure and surrounding subtle bodies to connect the physical dimension with the mind. It focuses on inner negativity and stimulates positive thoughts and feelings in its place. With a better perception of the world, Quartz increases awareness and clarity in thinking, and provides enhanced energy, perseverance and patience, teaching one to live, laugh and love with all of humanity. [Hall, 225][Melody, 504][Gienger, 28]

 

Quartz Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Because Clear Quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at all of the color frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras, but can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centers simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light. [Raphaell, 51]

Clear Quartz is particularly useful for stimulating the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

 

Quartz Spiritual Energy

Like humans, each Clear Quartz crystal is unique, each with its own personality, lessons, and experiences. The crystals attracted into one's life are stones that will in some way help facilitate personal growth and awareness. They may work subliminally in unawakened minds, but for those spiritually attuned to the universe Quartz crystals are like beacons of light and positive energy to be used in daily thoughts, feelings, words and actions and integrated onto the earth. [Raphaell, 50-51]

As a connection between the physical dimension and the spiritual, Clear Quartz enhances communication with plants, animals, minerals, and in speaking with and receiving information from the Divine and other-worldly masters, teachers and healers. Its natural tendency is for harmony and brings a sense of purpose to those who resonate with it. [Melody, 503]

 

Quartz Color Energy

Quartz is the crystal connection to the infinite octaves of light. Quartz encompasses the Universal Life Force manifested in light. It is the pure White Light of creation manifested in crystalline perfection. It is the higher state of Light, a looking glass of the soul, and the reflection of the Light beings blessings on mankind.

 

Meditation with Quartz

Used in meditation, especially when placed at the Third Eye, Clear Quartz filters out distractions and helps to empty the mind. It allows for a feeling of "oneness" and provides for a deep meditative state. [Melody, 504][Hall, 225]

By visualizing an image of one's intent or desired outcome within the crystal during a meditative session, Clear Quartz provides a powerful psychic amplification. The crystal "remembers" and magnifies the pattern of energy, so using the same crystal in repeated meditations allows for the opportunities and power of the focused intent to manifest into reality. Programming the Quartz in this manner assists one in achieving virtually any goal in inner or outer life. As a note of caution, all such manifestations have their first and strongest effects on the one using the crystal, so negative purposes will inevitably bring harm back on oneself. [Simmons, 318]

 

Quartz Divination

Dreaming of crystal signifies freedom from enemies. [Kunz, 358]

The Divinatory meaning of Clear Quartz: New beginnings, fresh energies and the need to move fast to catch up with life. [Eason, 133]

 

Quartz and the Angelic Realm

Clear Quartz with its purity of Light is particularly appealing to angels. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Clear Quartz can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel May 6-10 Clear Aladiah August 13-17 Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) December 3-7 Clear Hahasiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Clear Quartz.. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates May 6-10; Taurus. Clear Aladiah Guardian of the Eighteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio. Clear Egibiel Protector and Ruler of the dates December 3-7; Sagittarius. Clear Hahasiah Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Associated with Virgo. Clear Hamaliel Guardian of the Twentieth Mansion of the Moon; Sagittarius. Clear Kyriel Matariel is the Ruler of Earth/Rain. Clear Matariel Raziel is known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks. Clear Raziel Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo. Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Clear Zamael

 

 

Quartz Goddess Crystals

Quartz honors Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. Born directly out of Chaos, the primal emptiness, she was the first (or one of the first) beings to appear during the process of creation, and is honored as being the Earth itself.

Clear Quartz honors Kundalini, the Hindu Life Force Goddess; Latona, the Roman Goddess of Light; and Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois.

A Quartz cluster may also be used to honor Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Quartz Traditional Birthstone

Clear Quartz is not a traditional birthstone

 

 

Quartz Natural Birthstone.

Clear Quartz is not a natural birthstone.

 

Quartz - Zodiac Stone

Clear Quartz is not associated with any zodiac sign, though it has been known to reduce Capricorn's stubbornness and Leo's need for power, as well as rendering Gemini more tolerant. [Megemont, 74]

 

  Quartz Amulets and Talismans

Clear Quartz is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Quartz Feng Shui

Clear Quartz crystals are perfect "energy dispersers" in any window. As a natural prism, they take light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room. They offer an indoor sun world for warmth, strength and vitality.

 

Quartz in Ancient Lore and Legend

Since the beginning of time in nearly every culture, Clear Quartz crystals have been held sacred and magical and universally accepted as a source of power. In their creation myths the aboriginal tribes in both Australia and South America describe the image of the "cosmic serpent," the progenitor of all life, being led and guided by a Quartz crystal. [Simmons, 318]

The legendary cities of Atlantis and Lemuria were believed to use Clear Quartz as a source of rejuvenation, in solar energy refraction, and for the complete development of their civilizations of incredible power and splendor. Its misuse is also believed to be the reason for their destructions. Before their fall, their knowledge and secrets of the universe were said to have been programmed into Record Keeper formations of Clear Quartz to be psychically retrieved by chosen souls for future humanity and earth-healing purposes. [Melody, 504, 531][Mella, 82]

From ancient divination to modern crystal-gazing, clear crystal balls have long been used to find lost articles, foretell secrets of the future, forecast impending doom, and was even used at one time as a means to detect minor offences and crimes. "Scrying" has been common since the Greek and Roman periods, and crystal balls brought back by Crusaders in the Middle Ages were said to possess magical powers. The "spirits" yielding the visions were induced by powerful spells, many of which have been preserved, and contain an incongruous mixture of religious and magical formulas. [Fernie, 204-216][Kunz, 176, 186][Simmons, 318]

According to ancient astrologers, the portion of the month when the moon is on its increase is said to be the strongest time for scrying because of the magnetic pull between Rock Crystal and the moon. From traditional beliefs and scientific experimentation over the centuries, a good diet was recommended for crystal-gazers, as well as drinking an infusion of mugwort or chickory to improve iron levels in the blood. Boys and girls before puberty made the best seers, brunettes with dark skin charged the crystal more quickly than blondes; females, especially virgins or widows were far better than males, though once trained males were more powerful and correct. [Kunz, 205, 212][Fernie, 204-208]

A crystal ball known as the Currahmore Crystal in Scotland, because it is kept at the seat of that name belonging to the Marquis of Waterford, has been handed down for centuries, brought from the Holy Land in the 11th century and held in highest esteem for its power to cure cattle of diseases. Slightly larger than an orange with a silver ring around its center, it was placed in a stream and cattle were driven up and down the waters to affect the cure. Its use was not only famous around Currahmore, but requests for its loan were often made from far distant parts of Ireland. The privilege was almost always accorded, never abused, and the crystal was always returned to its rightful owner. [Kunz, 223][Simmons, 318]

In ancient Rome when Rock Crystal was believed to be ice solidified over the course of long years, ladies of luxury carried crystal balls in their hands for cooling purposes during summer weather. Under the Lower Empire crystal rings were also used for the same purpose. These were solid, carved out of a single stone, and had the face engraved with an intaglio as a signet. [Fernie, 201-202]

Rock Crystal was also ascribed the power of producing the Sacred Fire, the fire most grateful to the gods. Laid upon wood chips in the sun, it produced first smoke then flames. It was also used to burn the skin as a means of cauterization. [Fernie, 222]

Clear Quartz has forever carried a place of importance in spiritual and religious beliefs. The Japanese call it tama, "the perfect jewel." It is a symbol of purity, the infinity of space, of patience and perseverance. The smaller Rock Crystals were believed to be the congealed breath of the White Dragon, while the larger and more brilliant ones were said to be the saliva of the Violet Dragon. The dragon, emblematic of the highest powers of creation, shows the esteem by which many of the Oriental cultures place on this stone. [Simmons, 318][Kunz, 217]

In Hindu mythology a wonderful tank formed of crystal was provided by the god Maya. Its bottom and sides were encrusted with pearls and in the center was a raised platform blazing with precious stones. The transparent crystal produced such an illusion of water that those approaching the tank were tempted to plunge into the clear, fresh water for a refreshing bath. [Kunz, 237]

Quartz crystal is referenced in many religions as foundation jewels in mystic cities, trees of life, in homage to deities and worn by their prophets for power. Clear Quartz is one of the seven precious substances of Buddhism, and is perhaps the "diamond" listed in the second row of the Breastplate of the High Priest in the Bible. Ancient priests used Clear Quartz to render negative energy useless, to dissolve enchantments and spells, and to destroy all black magic. [Melody, 506][Hall II, 17-18]

Indigenous cultures in North America and Burma believed Clear Quartzes to be living entities and presented them with food as ritual offerings. The Cherokee Indians, for example, believed Rock Crystal to have great power to aid in hunting and divining, and one owner was reputed to keep his crystal wrapped up in buckskin and hidden in a sacred cave. At designated times he would take it out and "feed" it by rubbing it over the blood of a deer. [Simmons, 318][Kunz 254-5]

In Central and South American cultures, Quartz crystals carved in the shapes of human skulls were venerated as powerful religious objects, the dwellings of deceased ancestors or gods. An ancient Mayan legend claims there were thirteen sacred crystal skulls hidden in different places and must all be found and brought together before the December 21, 2012 when the Mayan calendar cycle ends or Earth will be knocked off its axis. [Simmons, 318][Eason, 348]

Nearly every culture extolled the virtues of Clear Quartz for medicinal healing. It was used in Rome and medieval England for cases of dysentery and colic, for glandular swelling, pain, and held against the tongue to reduce fever and slake thirst. It was also reputed to be astringent, to produce an abundance of milk, good for gout and for breaking up stones in the body. In the Scottish Highlands, a crystal set in silver and worn around the neck was considered effective for diseases of the kidneys. [Fernie, 200, 222][Melody, 506][Kunz, 133]

At one time or another, Clear Quartz was carved and used for vases, cups and ornaments, worn as a symbol of high rank and placed in tombs and scepters of royalty, valued as amulets for magical powers, rain-making, lighting sacrificial fires, and was the original "glass" of windows, beads and spectacles. [Fernie, 179, 199][Kunz, 203]

Sir Isaac Newton discovered the color spectrum by refracting sunlight through a natural crystal. Reflecting the rainbow on his wall allowed him to measure the different lengths of the rays of the visible light spectrum. [Mella, 82]

Rock Crystal is considered a Gem of winter, and appropriate for giving on a fifteenth wedding anniversary. [Kunz, 326, 337]

 

 

Amethyst

 

 


Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. [Fernie, 170-171][Mella, 73][Eason, 212]

Whether its crystals are left natural, polished as tumblestones, or faceted into magnificent jewels, Amethyst is a gem whose beauty transcends its commonality. It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world, and forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters and as long single terminations. It is also found in vitreous masses and polished into wonderful specimens and personal talismans. The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and may be transparent or opaque. It is sometimes layered with white Quartz as Chevron Amethyst, found in combination with Cacoxenite, mixed with Citrine as Ametrine, or in rare cases, “rutilated” with Goethite. (See paragraphs below.) [Melody, 109][Hall, 53]

The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue. [Megemont, 24][Kunz, 58-59][Simmons, 28] (See the Legends and Lore section for an alternate version.)

Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate, and a stone worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect, not only for inebriation but in over-zealousness in passion. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought. [Fernie, 169-170][Kunz, 58][Mella, 73][Megemont, 24-25]

Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion. [Kunz, 58][Fernie, 170][Mella, 72-73]

In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem. To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial. In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences. It was popular in rosaries and prayer beads, credited with creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and quietude. [Kunz, 236-243, 297, 302-202][Fernie, 169]

In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one. [Melody, 109][Simmons, 28][Ahsian, 29][Raphaell, 80]

Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success. [Megemont, 25]

In nature, Amethyst at times forms in combination with other minerals. In addition to the properties of Amethyst outlined in this article, the following varieties possess additional qualities.
Chevron Amethyst displays v-shaped chevrons of deep purple and white Quartz that “seep” into beautiful layers. It is one of the finest Third-Eye stones for stimulating vision within the self as well as the physical world, filtering the life force from the cosmos via the Crown in its white layers and opening up spiritual and psychic channels through the purple. It has a strong, focused energy for dissipating and repelling negativity, and is the perfect crystal for learning any form of spiritual healing. Hold one in each hand for powerful but safe out-of-body travel, shamanic journeying or pathworking, and between the hands while praying or reciting mantras. [Eason, 310][Hall, 56][Melody, 112]
Cacoxenite in Amethyst mingles dark brown to yellow tufts of Cacoxenite, a phosphate mineral and major component in the Super Seven crystal, with the host crystal Amethyst. This combination brings a high level of creativity and new ideas to humanity by fostering thoughts that have never been thought of before. It is a calming stone, good in times of upheaval, and raises spiritual awareness of the creator essence in the beauty of nature and the kindness in people. Carry on the night of the crescent and full moon to transfer healing energy to the Earth and create an ethereal connection between all of the universe. [Eason, 105][Melody, 177]
Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine within the same crystal, a harmonious blend of the two energies. It brings spirituality into harmony with the intellect and inspires a profound flow of creativity, new ideas and insights. It is a remarkable healing stone, removing pain and tension while bringing energy and a sense of well-being to the mind and body. It brings greater focus in meditation, protection in astral travel and is a gateway crystal for opening angelic or spirit guide contact. Leave in natural light from noon on the day of a full moon and through the night to catch lunar rays then carry on the person to bring luck in money ventures. [Simmons, 30][Eason, 311][Melody, 114]
“Rutilated” Amethyst is a rare form of Amethyst which appears to contain Rutile, but actually contains brownish crystals of Goethite, an iron hydroxide mineral also found in the Super Seven crystal. Goethite is a stone for finding the link between the deep self and Earth, and together with Amethyst clears the Earth and Base Chakras, aligning the whole chakra system to the higher mind. It purifies the emotional body and is particularly helpful in grief work. It facilitates clairaudience, communion with angels, and connections with other worlds. To program as a wishing stone or with intentions, messages, and prayers, simply hold the stone with the intent in mind. [Melody, 111, 297][Hall II, 143][Ahsian, 178]

Amethyst is an exceptional crystal for wearing on the body, for use in healing rituals, and for enhancing one’s environment. It has been known to fade in direct sunlight and care should be taken. It is also good to clear its energies from time to time by holding the stone under running water for a short period while affirming that the stone be cleared. Keep unpolished Amethyst near other crystals to recharge them. [Hall, 55][Ahsian, 28][Eason, 212]

Amethyst Uses and Purposes - Overview

Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts, especially in darker shades. It assists endeavors where new, original results need to be created using tools and methods of the past. It is often used as the Artist’s Stone, the Composer’s Stone, the Inventor’s, Poet’s and Painter’s Stones. Keep an Amethyst crystal or cluster in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force.

Called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile. [Eason, 212][Hall, 54]

Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy. To increase this power and attract good luck, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over an Amethyst in lavender incense smoke. [Melody, 110][Eason, 212]

Referred to as “nature’s tranquilizer,” Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It relieves obsessive compulsive disorder and hyperactivity in children and animals. Place under the pillow or mattress, or rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams. It is especially effective for children’s recurring nightmares and fears of the dark, and may help alleviate homesickness. [Eason, 212][Hall, 54][Megemont, 25]

Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Wear or hold Amethyst to bring in spiritual insights coupled with intellectual reasoning. [Megemont, 26][Melody, 111] As a luck and prosperity crystal, Amethyst is good for reducing the tendency to overspend, gambling addictions or unwise investments. [Eason, 44]

Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance. It is a stone dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits, and is an excellent aid to quitting smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as unhealthy physical passion. It also provides the strength needed to obtain freedom from addictive personalities, one’s own or another’s. Placing an Amethyst on the navel is believed to protect a person from intoxication, and in conjunction with other treatments such as counseling, helps cure addictions. A naval piercing makes it possible to always keep an Amethyst in this spot. [Megemont, 25][Simmons, 28][Melody, 110]

Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers because St. Valentine was thought to have worn an Amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. It is also referred to as the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that over time, transcends the carnal union and gives way to deeper connection and a more soulful communion. Wear as an engagement or eternity ring for fidelity, or as a locket to call back lost love. [Eason, 212][Megemont, 25]

 

  Amethyst Healing Therapies - Overview

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Amethyst has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, the curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra. The therapeutic uses of Amethyst have a long and well-documented history.

Amethyst Physical Healing Energy

Amethyst boosts the production of hormones, and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands to optimum performance. It supports oxygenation in the blood, and aids in treatments of the digestive tract, heart, stomach, and skin. Amethyst also strengthens the immune system and reduces bruising, pain and swellings. It has been used with excellent results as an elixir in the treatment of arthritis. [Melody, 111][Hall, 55][Gienger, 13]

Amethyst is thought to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus and other hearing disorders, and is highly beneficial in treating insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. It is calming and soothing to the neural impulses in the brain. Its energy ameliorates the pain of headaches and migraines, and reduces stress and nervous tension. It may be used to treat psychic disturbances and to stabilize brain imbalances, but should not be used in cases of paranoia or schizophrenia. [Hall, 54-55][Melody, 111][Megemont, 25][Ahsian, 30]

Amethyst Emotional Healing Energy

Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center. It eases the mental anxieties that lead to physical tension and headaches, and is a great crystal to calm those who tend to be hot-headed and easily angered. [Raphaell, 80][Gienger, 13]

Amethyst helps in identifying the root causes behind one’s negative behaviors, habits and emotional patterns that create imbalance and disease. It also helps one understand the reality of cause and effect in behavior, and assists in better decision making. Amethyst is a marvelous aid in overcoming addictions by counteracting the effects of drugs and alcohol on brain function, while imparting its own peaceful sustaining energy. [Ahsian, 29][Hall, 54]

Because Amethyst initiates wisdom and greater understanding, it is a comforting crystal for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Its presence communicates that there is no death, only transitioning and changing of forms. It encourages the release of sorrow, and rejoicing in a loved one’s spirit being freed from the confinement of the physical body. Called “the soul stone,” Amethyst assists in understanding and connecting to the eternal existence of the soul and initiates one’s own deep soul experiences. It is an ideal crystal to hold or meditate upon during the death experience, of another or oneself, allowing the release of the temporal physical body with more ease, assuredness and peace. It is a perfect stone to gift to those with terminal illnesses or to use in preparation for a conscious death experience. [Raphaell, 80][Gienger, 13]

Amethyst Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Amethyst carries a high, sweet energy, particularly stimulating to the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras. [Ahsian, 29]

The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. When the Brow Chakra is in balance our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the Brow Chakra. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom and judgment.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown Chakra are treated with Light Violet crystals. Their violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny. 

The higher vibrational White and Lavender/White crystals are associated with the Higher Crown, Soul Star and Stellar Gateway Chakras. They are attuned to higher, more spiritually enlightened things, and embody true humility. They provide a soul connection and the highest self-illumination, as well as a cosmic doorway to other worlds. [Hall II, 366] They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom. [Raphell, 164]

 

Amethyst Spiritual Energy

Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration of humility and devotion to the Divine. It is highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to that which is greater than the self. Amethyst also stimulates the higher mind to receive one’s spiritual power as a creation of the Divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom and guidance that is offered. [Ahsian, 29][Raphaell, 79][Hall, 54]

Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments. It is a valuable protection for those doing psychic or intuitive work, and enhances personal environments with a healing and protective circle of Light. [Simmons, 28][Ahsian, 29][Hall, 54]

 

Amethyst Color Energy

Amethyst embodies the red-violet ray that connects both time and color, of beginnings and endings, as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive. It tempers the fiery red ray with the intuition of the violet ray, bringing passion and imagination, emotion and logic. It stimulates creativity and is particularly helpful in artistic endeavors. Light Amethyst helps us peer into our souls and see ourselves as others see us. It is the ray of self-esteem and self-knowledge. Dark Amethyst gives us the deep vision needed to see the future. It gives us powerful insight and enhances our perception of the potential effects of our decisions.

 

Meditation with Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the best crystals for meditation. The amethyst color stimulates the highest vibration of the Third Eye, and placing an Amethyst stone directly over this area ushers in a serene meditative state that stills conscious thought and guides the mind toward deeper understanding. Amethyst energy encourages the mind to be humble and surrender to that which is greater than itself in order to gain some understanding of how the powers of the universe can direct and guide one’s life. [Raphaell, 78-79]

To relax the system and increase awareness, hold single Amethyst crystals or small clusters in the left hand (termination towards the arm) during meditation to draw Amethyst energy into the body. Large clusters of Amethyst are ideal for meditation altars or as concentration objects to train the mind to be centered and calm while awareness is focused on the objective world. [Raphaell, 81]

Amethyst may be used to occupy the North-East point on a crystal medicine wheel, used for healing and balancing one’s life. The north-east is the place of choices and meditating in this direction facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in spiritual guidance, common sense and realistic goals. It encourages new ideas and relates cause with effect. It also balances out highs and lows for emotional and spiritual centering. [Hall II, 373]

 

Amethyst Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Amethyst: I do not need to reward myself any excesses of any kind to feel good. [Eason, 212]

Dreaming of Amethyst signifies freedom from harm. [Kunz, 358]

 

Amethyst and the Angelic Realm

The beautiful purple Light of Amethyst is particularly conducive to communion with angels. [Ahsian, 29] It ranges in color from pale red-violet (amethyst color) to deep violet. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Amethyst of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel January 16 - Jan 20 Dark Amethyst Mitzrael February 15 - February 19 Amethyst Manake February 25 - February 29 Amethyst Habuhian April 26 - April 30 Amethyst Cahatel July 17 - July 22 Dark Amethyst Hahaiah Sept 18 - Sept 23 Violet Menadel Oct 29 - Nov 2 Lt Amethyst Ielahiah Nov 23 - Nov 27 Amethyst Vahuel

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Amethyst. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Guardian of the Twenty-Sixth Mansion of the Moon Amethyst Tagriel Master of the 3rd Tarot Card "The Empress" Dark Amethyst Hagiel Guardian of the Thirteenth Mansion of the Moon Dark Amethyst Jazeriel Master of the 6th Tarot Card "The Lovers" Light Amethyst Ambriel Guardian of the Twenty-Seventh Mansion of the Moon Light Amethyst Atheniel Guardian of the Twenty-Fifth Mansion of the Moon Light Amethyst Aziel Angel of Saturday and Ruler of Saturn. Cassiel is the Master of the 21st Tarot Card "The World". Cassiel is also the Angel of Temperence, the Angel of Solitude, and the Angel of Tears Light Amethyst Cassiel Master of the 20th Tarot Card "Judgment" Light Amethyst Nuriel Master of the 21st Tarot Card "The World" Light Amethyst Phorlach Guardian of the Twenty-Eighth Mansion of the Moon Violet Amnixiel Healing Emotions Violet Jeremiel Dealing with Adversity Violet Mastema Michael is the Beauty Angel, Tree of Life. He is the Ruler of Sunday and the Sun. Michael is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card "The Sun" and the 20th Tarot Card "Judgement". He also helps you Heal Fear and Nervousness as well as being the ,aster of the East wind and the Angel of Sound Sleep, Repentance, and Truth Violet Michael Guardian of the Seventh Mansion of the Moon Violet Scheliel Master of the 8th Tarot Card "Strength" Violet Sheratiel Master of the 13th Tarot Card "Death" Light Violet Barachiel Master of the 12th Tarot Card "The Hanged Man" Light Violet Taliahad

 

 

Amethyst Goddess Crystals

Amethyst honors Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, and Childbirth. She represents the love of the mountains and the forests where she chooses to spend her life. Her comfort is sought by women in labor.

Amethyst also honors Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals.

 

Birthstones

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Amethyst Traditional Birthstone

Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of those born in the month of February.

 

Amethyst Natural Birthstone

Amethyst is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the old year wanes and the new is about to arrive at the winter solstice (November 21 - December 20). Amethyst crystals bring you creativity, perception, self knowledge, and insight.

Amethyst - Zodiac Stone of Pisces

Amethyst is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Pisces as winter makes way for spring, from February 19 to March 20. Pisces’ symbol is two fish swimming in the opposite directions of each other, and illustrates the problem of dealing with conflicting emotions and goals. Pisceans love making friends and being around them, and often put their friends’ interests and needs before their own. They are very empathetic and enjoy giving gifts. They are quite resilient in life, and are successful in the businesses of art, music, marketing and drama. 

 

Amethyst Talismans and Amulets

In the ancient world, Amethyst was an amulet of protection worn around the neck of Egyptian dignitaries when they traveled outside their major cities. They believed it safeguarded them from personal treachery and ambush. [Mella, 72-73]

A talisman of ecclesiastical dignity and spiritual protection, Amethyst is the Bishop’s Stone, still worn on the second finger of the right hand of a Catholic bishop. [Mella, 73]

Amethyst is a talisman of focus and success, used in meditation, to enhance creativity and refine thinking skills. [Megemont, 25]

Amethyst is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Amethyst Feng Shui

Amethyst utilizes Fire Energy. Fiire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family

 

Amethyst in Ancient Lore and Legend

According to Ovid, the Roman poet, Amethyst was a nymph pursued by Bacchus. Desperate to escape him, she called on the goddess Diana who rescued her by transforming her into a shiny stone of “pure, cold crystal.” Furious, Bacchus threw his glass filled with wine on the stone giving it its purple color. [Megemont, 25] There are various stories and sources for this legend, sometimes with Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, sometimes with Dionysus, the Greek god of intoxification. All credit wine as the reason for the crystal’s hue.

The use of Amethyst can be traced as far back as 25,000 B.C. to the Neolithic people in Europe. Its spiritual and legendary energies made it popular for beads and amulets in many cultures, and later as a stone of royalty it was utilized in crowns, scepters and jewelry. Ancient Egyptians used Amethyst as a healing stone to ease fears and guilt, and as a strong protector while traveling. Greeks and Romans used it constantly to protect themselves from excesses of overindulgence with food and drink, and its powerful healing effect upon the mind made it valuable for placement under the pillow at bedtime to cure insomnia and induce pleasant dreams. For headaches it was warmed and placed on the forehead or temples to reduce throbbing. [Simmons, 28][Mella, 72-73]

Amethyst was considered a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic, and was said to lose its color and turn pale when placed near an angry attacker. [Mella, 73]

The Peruvians held a belief that if the names of the sun and the moon were engraved on an Amethyst and hung around one’s neck with a baboon’s hair, or a swallow’s feather, it would act as a spell against witchcraft. [Fernie, 170] The ancient philosopher Pliny the Elder claimed an Amethyst engraved with figures of the sun and the moon immunized people against poisons. [Megemont, 25]

A bear engraved on an Amethyst had the virtue of putting demons to flight, and defended and preserved the wearer from drunkenness. [Kunz, 134]

In folklore, Amethyst was thought to deter animal fleas. [Eason, 5]

It was once believed a person could summon any love by speaking his or her name in an Amethyst, even if the person was committed to another. [Eason, 212]

Amethyst, listed as the twelfth foundation stone of the New Jerusalem, was considered by some to be inscribed with the name of the apostle Matthew, and was emblematic of his conversion and sobriety. [Fernie, 44] Andreas, bishop of Caesarea, in the tenth century believed the Amethyst, with its fiery aspect, signified Matthias, who in the gift of tongues was so filled with celestial fire and zeal to please God who had chosen him, that he was found worthy to take the place of Judas. [Kunz, 313]

The Rosicrucian society, who combined pagan with Christian types and figures, saw Amethyst and its color as a symbol of the divine male sacrifice, since the stone and color were typical of love, truth, passion, suffering and hope. The love of Christ led him to make the ultimate sacrifice and suffer the agony of the cross, and the crucifixion was followed by the resurrection; thus came the hope of mankind to enjoy eternal happiness in heaven. [Kunz, 269-270]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

Magnesite

 

“Stone of Emotional Balance”

Magnesite is a powerful stone for awakening to higher truth.

Magnesite, is a stone of powerful emotional connection. It will assist in exploring conscious and unconscious emotional instability to dissolve all unhealed blockages within the emotional body. This will aid one in reaching a more emotional balanced state.

Magnesite helps to awaken and activate the Third-Eye and Crown Charkas.

Magnesite has a powerful effect on the mind bringing the hemispheres into harmony and stimulating ideas and their application. It helps relieve resistance to the future.

Magnesite opens the Heart Chakra.

 

 

 

Chakra(s): Heart, Third-Eye & Crown

Vibration: 3

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Zodiac: Aries

Energies:

  • Protection
  • Healing
  • Power

Protection:

  • Against Psychic Attack
  • Against Antimatter Radiation

Stimulates:

  • Passion
  • Heart-Felt Love
  • Peace
  • Relaxation
  • Visualization
  • Joy
  • Emotional Harmony

 

Metaphysical Properties:

  • Opens the Heart Chakra
  • Stimulates love and acceptance for the self
  • Brings to the surface all forms of self-deceit
  • Helps recognize unconscious thoughts and feelings
  • Induces an optimistic view to life
  • Assist in placing aside the ego
  • Teaches one to listen to what others are saying
  • Promotes tolerance for emotional stress
  • Encourages unconditional love in relationships

Healing Properties:

  • Treats Bones and Teeth Disorders
  • Relieves Headaches and Migrains
  • Helpful for The Bowels
  • Relieves Overly Sensitive Skin
  • Aids in Healing of Fibroid
  • Ideal For Muscle Spasms
  • Detoxifies and Neutralizes Body Odor
  • An Antispasmodic and Muscle Relaxant
  • Speeds-Up Fat Metabolism
  • Disperses cholesterol
 


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Hiddenite

 

In nurturing shades of green, from pale and soft to sunny emerald, Hiddenite encourages growth. It is a Crystal of Evolution, helping individuals to grow spiritually, emotionally, and to be aware of their collective responsibility for the care of the Earth. It supports new beginnings and focusing on the present, relinquishing injustices of the past or anxieties for the future. [Eason, 273][Hall, 165][Ahsian, 201]

Hiddenite is the yellow-green to green variety of the silicate, Spodumene, and is named for William Earl Hidden who discovered it in 1879 in Alexander County, North Carolina, USA. The town there was later renamed Hiddenite, for the mineral, and its mines are still active today. Hiddenite, also referred to as Green Kunzite or Lithia Emerald, has a glassy transparency, and forms in prismatic crystals in pegmatite veins. It is highly pleochroic, shifting in color from near colorless to pale green or yellow-green to emerald green. Though its perfect cleavage makes cutting difficult, it can be faceted into beautiful gems.

In addition to Hiddenite, the green Kunzite, Spodumene also forms naturally as colorless, pink, lilac, and yellow crystals. The transparent pink to violet variety is known as Kunzite (See the Kunzite page), while the colorless to light yellow variety is known as Triphane, or Spodumene. (See the Spodumene page.) Genuine Kunzites are quite pale in color, with natural darker shades being higher in value. There are some heat-enhanced varieties on the market. All Kunzite is prone to fading in direct sunlight.

 

Hiddenite Uses and Purposes - Overview

Carrying Hiddenite awakens and attracts true love in the earthly sense as well as spiritual twin soul love. [Eason, 273] It provides a constant pulse of loving heart energy, and is a great gift to oneself and partner if love has gone stale in a relationship to help dissolve blockages in both hearts. [Simmons, 200]

Hiddenite is an excellent crystal for those who have difficulty expressing their emotions or in proclaiming their love. [Melody, 362]

Hiddenite is a wonderful stone for children, easing their emotional distress, and can be used as a healing stone to treat members of the family, friends, or pets, especially when conventional treatments are traumatic or not working. [Ahsian, 201][Eason, 273]

As a protective stone, Hiddenite dispels negativity, shielding the body's aura from unwanted energies and mental influences, and dispelling attached entities. It also works in the environment to block geopathic stress. Wear as a pendant or tape to a cell phone or other electromagnetic devices. [Hall, 162-163]

Hiddenite helps in healing deep psychic wounds of the heart and is an excellent crystal for recovery from addictions and abuse. It is particularly comforting for those who have lost someone dear, whether through bereavement, moving far away or because of estrangement. It also assists in coping strategies when dealing with the loss of something central to your life, such as a home or job. Besides its healing properties, Hiddenite is a crystal of renewal, providing hope in difficult circumstances. [Ahsian, 201][Eason, 273]

 

 

 

 

Hiddenite Healing Therapies - Overview

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Hiddenite Physical Healing Energy

Passed over the body, Hiddenite can be a useful diagnostic tool in revealing areas of weakness, coldness, and dis-ease, and may be used in radionic analysis. [Hall, 164-165] It boosts the power of herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies and hydrotherapy. [Eason, 273]

Hiddenite strengthens the circulatory system and heart muscle, and is helpful in treating neuralgia, joint pain and toothache. [Hall, 163][Gienger, 48]

Hiddenite enhances the treatment of depression and psychiatric disorders, and assists the physical body in recovering from emotional stress. [Hall, 164][Melody, 363] It may aid in balancing the hemispheres of the brain, fluid imbalances, and in easing hyperventilation. [Eason, 273]

Hiddenite Emotional Healing Energy

Hiddenite stirs the heart, helping to re-connect loving thoughts and communications, and helps return spontaneity and genuineness in relationships. It provides a gentle reminder of the initial delight one felt in the other and the joyous acceptance of that person exactly as he or she was. It encourages one to love with a whole heart, looking to the future without being worried over future outcomes. Through the feelings it generates within the self, it allows one to see that loving in and of itself, is its own reward. [Simmons, 200]

Hiddenite assists those who have difficulty in receiving due to feelings of unworthiness to overcome the misconception that financial wealth or possessions are the true measure of one's worth. It reveals how truly precious one is to the Creator, and when one stops to receive the love of the Divine, the feelings of true abundance and overwhelming gratitude in that moment supersedes all other needs. Living focused on the gifts one is receiving each moment creates a more joyous life. [Ahsian, 201]

 

Hiddenite Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Hiddenite, in shades of green, stimulates the Heart Chakra located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli.

Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. WWe can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

 

Hiddenite Spiritual Energy

Hiddenite is a high vibrational stone awakening the heart energies to a powerful peace within the core of our being. Like a child, it encourages us to stop and receive, opening the heart to the love, gifts and energy the Divine offers, and to return that love in kind. This experience brings genuine gratitude, a freedom and security allowing us to be open, strong, loving and vibrant. We learn the true gifts of life and what is real. In it we heal and become renewed, linking our heart with the heart of the Divine. [Ahsian, 201][Melody, 362-263]

 

Hiddenite Color Energy

Hiddenite, Green Kunzite, is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green crystals are perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.

Yellow-green or Olive Hiddenite combines the green rays of growth with the yellow rays of pure sunshine, a time of development, strength and maturity. It enhances our receptiveness to new meanings and ideas, and lights the path to wisdom and understanding. It is a talisman of the search for knowledge and enlightenment. In lighter shades, Olive crystals provide the perseverance needed in our quest for understanding the natural universe, efforts that require deep concentration, determination, and endurance for mental challenges. In deeper tones, Olive Hiddenite is a "Study Stone," aiding us in the long quest for a higher state of understanding or awareness. It is excellent for achieving goals that need deep constancy and long-term purpose - not wild, exuberant growth, but the slow, steady development and deep caring of a life's calling.

 

Meditation with Hiddenite

Hiddenite is conducive to a deep and centered meditative state, stimulating intuition and creativity while dispelling troubled or un-focused energy. It is particularly helpful to those who find it hard to enter into meditation. Holding the crystal in a vertical position aligns the chakras, balancing the energy centers and connecting them sequentially. [Melody, 362][Hall, 162]

 

Hiddenite Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Hiddenite: Acknowledge what you really want as it may not be as impossible as you think to attain it. [Eason, 273]

 

 

Hiddenite and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Hiddenite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

 

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel  January 1-5 Green Nemamiah March 31- April 4 Dk. Green Sitael (Sirael) April 15-20 Lt. Olive Lelahel June 6-10 Green Hakamiah July 7-11 Lt. Green Ieiaeil (Jejalel) September 3-7 Green Yehudiah September 8-12 Dk. Green Lehahiah September 24-28 Lt. Olive Anael December 27-31 Dk. Green Poiel (Polial)

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Hiddenite. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Raphael is known as the Glory Angel; Tree of Life, the Angel of Wednesday, the Ruler of  Mercury. He is also the Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool” and the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Raphael also Heals Illness and is the Ruler of The west wind. He is the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance, and Love. Dk. Green Raphael Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”.        Dk. Green Chadaqiel Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.8-12; Virgo.       Dk. Green Lehahiah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn.       Dk. Green Poiel Protector and Ruler of the dates March 31- April 4; Aries.       Dk. Green Sitael Guardian of the Third Mansion of the Moon; Aries. Dk. Olive Anixiel The Angel of the Birds. Green Arael Angel of Mercury.        Green Cochabiel Protector and Ruler of the dates June 6-10; Gemini.       Green Hakamiah Metatron is the Crown Angel, the Tree of Life, and helps to Heal Learning Disorders. HE is also the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”.         Green Metatron Protector and Ruler of the dates January 1-5; Capricorn.       Green Nemamiah Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”.        Green Vakhabiel Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7; Virgo.       Green Yehudiah Helps to Heal Anxiety and the Angel Tuesday.     Lt. Green Chamuel (Khamael) Protector and Ruler of the dates July 7-11; Cancer.       Lt. Green Ieiaeil Ruler of Earth/Night and the Angel of Conception/Babies Names.       Lt. Green Lailah (Lailiel) (Leliel) Shimshiel or Shamshiel is known as the Ruler of Earth/Day. He is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun”.              Lt. Green Shimshiel (Shamshiel) Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.24-28; Libra. And is the Master of the 15th Tarot Card “Devil”, and is also the Master of the 3rd Tarot Card “The Empress”. Anael is also the Angel of Friday and the Ruler of the planet Venus.    Lt. Olive Anael Protector and Ruler of the dates April 15-20; Aries.       Lt. Olive Lelahel Guardian of the Eighth Mansion of the Moon; Cancer. Olive Amnediel Oriel is the Angel of Destiny. Olive Oriel Angel of Strength Olive Zueruel

 

 

Hiddenite Goddess Crystals

Crystals of green honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.

Hiddenite may also be used to honor Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Hiddenite Traditional Birthstone

Hiddenite is not a traditional birthstone.

 

 

Hiddenite Natural Birthstone.

Hiddenite which is green in color is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.

Hiddenite which is olive in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the greens of spring are giving way to the bright yellows of the approaching summer (May 21 - June 20). Olive crystals bring you awakening, exuberance, learning, and meaning.

 

Hiddenite - not associated with the Zodiac

There is no zodiac sign associated with this stone.

 

Hiddenite Amulets and Talismans

Hiddenite is a Guardian/Dreamholder Harmonizer crystal. In the physical world they are fantastic amulets for travel, protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals have special uses. They serve to guard your beliefs against doubt, and can help you keep true to your ideals and cherished beliefs, reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. They can be very effecting in aiding your efforts to maintain your disposition, sense of humor, and respect for others. Hiddenite is also a Dreamholder, a particularly powerful talisman used in focusing our energy to hold onto our dreams. It overcomes life's obstacles by providing tenacity, perseverance and patience.

Harmonizers, called the chain and band silicates, bind together in a long chain, distributing energy in a balanced, long-term way. They encourage efforts aimed at smoothing a path through difficulties, promoting harmonious relationships within a larger group, like family, and a peaceful acceptance of life's inherent situations.

 

Hiddenite Feng Shui

Green Hiddenite utilizes Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.

 

Hiddenite in Ancient Lore and Legend

There is no legendary information on Hiddenite.

 

 

 

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Herkimer diamond

 

 

Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced spiritualization applications.

Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. They are reported to be harder than all other Quartz, giving them the strength and durability to handle difficult challenges beyond the scope of other Quartz crystals. What they lack in physical size, they more than make up for in spirit energy.

This mineral owes its name to Herkimer County, New York, USA, the principal place where it is found. The small, double-terminated crystals are short and stubby, formed in a hard rock matrix giving them their strength. They may be exceptionally clear and colorless, or contain rainbow inclusions, air bubbles, or black carbon deposits. A small percentage of these crystals contain enhydro inclusions of water. Some are smoky rather than clear, and similar-looking crystals have been found at other sites, but generally do not have the same hardness or high gloss of genuine Herkimer Diamonds. [Simmons, 196][Eason, 136]

 

Herkimer Diamond Uses and Purposes - Overview

The Herkimer Diamond is an "attunement stone," useful for attuning to another person, group or environment. It is particularly beneficial to use before the "laying-on-of-stones," or other healing situations when the practitioner and subject are not well acquainted, and is an exceptional crystal for linking people together who have to be apart. For attunement, the Herkimers should be held simultaneously as one at first, then upon parting, each person should retain one of the stones; or, a cluster may remain at one location while an individual carries a portion of that cluster on his person to connect with the energy of a group or environment. [Melody, 319][Hall, 143]

Herkimer crystal is also a valuable asset in its ability to receive and magnify the influence of other stones. It expands a small or soft energy stone, giving it the strength and effects of a much larger stone. [Megemont, 67][Simmons, 196]

Herkimer Diamonds have a crystal memory, accepting and retaining information which can be retrieved at a later time. They may also be programmed with thoughts of love, well-being, or healing for others to draw on. [Melody, 319-320][Hall, 143]

The Herkimer Diamond is extremely useful in healing environments where its clarity, brilliance and high frequency facilitates the removal of energy blocks or debris, and stimulates healing by increasing the amount of Light energy the body can utilize. [Ahsian, 197-198] It is an exceptionally strong crystal for clearing electromagnetic pollution, radioactivity, and geopathic stress, and makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir. Larger Herkimers, even cloudy, included ones, may be used to grid a home, healing space or bed. [Hall, 143][Ahsian, 197]

Herkimer is a good crystal for teachers of spirituality and alternative therapies. As a power stone in the workplace, it brings positive attention and prosperity through high achievement, and assists with research and study as it stores knowledge. It is also beneficial in stabilizing company finances. [Eason, 41, 136]

 

 

 

 

Herkimer Diamond Healing Therapies - Overview

(Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.)

 

Herkimer Diamond Physical Healing Energy

Herkimer crystal is a supreme remedy for fighting pain. Placed on the afflicted area, the energetic current begins to circulate in as little as three to four minutes, reducing the pain until it disappears. [Megemont, 67]

Herkimer Diamond is a powerful purifier, ridding the body of toxins, and has been used to correct imbalances in RNA/DNA, cellular disorders, and metabolic rate. [Melody, 320][Hall, 143] It is helpful in preventing physical exhaustion and burnout, and stimulates immune defenses. [Eason, 136]

Herkimer alleviates tension in the outer and physical bodies, and helps to re-align the energy structure. It also releases tensions and rigidities of body tissues, allowing for memory recall in these areas to help facilitate healing. [Melody, 320][Hall, 143]

Herkimer is also supportive of the eyes and is useful in eyesight correction or healing. [Ahsian, 197]

Herkimer Diamond Emotional Healing Energy

Herkimer Diamond carries an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. It allows for appreciation of all that is within us, and encourages us to recognize that there is "nothing to become," that we already are what we are seeking and only need to allow the actualization. [Melody, 319]

Herkimers encourage the concept of beginning again in this lifetime, clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, and allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy. [Melody, 319]

Rare, water-included Herkimer Diamonds are special healers of the emotional body, helping to see one's deepest self and in bringing the light of Spirit into dark places. In clear Herkimers, water inclusions stimulate the heart center, creating an illuminating and uplifting energy that may bring on feelings of rapture. In foggier Herkimers, water inclusions allow one to see what one fears most within oneself, without judgment or losing heart. Water-and-carbon-included Herkimers assist in removing energetic chords, arrows or patterns from the emotional body. [Ahsian, 197]

 

Herkimer Diamond Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Herkimer Diamond, with its pure, crystal light, clears the chakras, opening channels for spiritual energy to flow. It stimulates conscious attunement to the highest level, and is particularly helpful in activating and opening the Crown and Third Eye Chakras.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.

Enhydro (water-included) Herkimers are special crystals that stimulate the Heart Chakra. Located near the center of the breastbone, the Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world, and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Herkimer crystal energy resolves blockages and re-balances the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

Because of its ability to enhance the properties of other crystals, Herkimer Diamond works well with nearly any other stone to stimulate and re-balance chakra energies.

 

Herkimer Diamond Spiritual Energy

Herkimer Diamonds emanate the brightest crystal Light, purifying one's energy field and attuning to the Divine. They carry the grace of a constant, almost subliminal connection to higher spiritual domains, even to the point of drawing angels to its pure etheric radiance. [Simmons, 196] Herkimers have also been credited with enticing fairies.

Because of their high vibrational frequency, Herkimer Diamonds may stimulate clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, and may assist in prescience or telepathic communication. [Melody, 319] They are extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall, and may be used to recover past life information. [Eason, 136][Hall, 142]

Herkimers are powerful tools for astral travel, dimensional shifting and other explorations into expanded reality. Grids with large Herkimer Diamonds are used to create dimensional doorways, their internal structure making them ideal for both sending and receiving energy. They provide power and assistance when establishing vortices for Earth healing or sacred space, and are suitable for electrical or magnetic vortex grids. [Ahsian, 197]

Because of its powerful otherworldly energies, Herkimer is not a stone for children or animals. Carrying Herkimer or wearing as jewelry for prolonged periods may cause disorientation in some individuals. [Eason, 136]

 

Herkimer Diamond Color Energy

Clear Herkimer Diamond is not influenced by color energy.

 

 

 

Meditation with Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer Diamond assists in meditation by clearing the body-mind system and allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy. It opens the higher chakras and helps one to remain focused on the meditative state. [Melody, 319][Ahsian, 197]

For out-of-body experiences, choose a Herkimer with a black inner seed, and focus on the black. [Eason, 136] To use as an enhancer for other crystals, hold a Herkimer in one hand, while holding the crystal of choice in the other.

 

Herkimer Diamond Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Herkimer Diamond: Be careful if making a purchase that you are getting value. [Eason, 136]

 

 

 

Herkimer Diamond and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Turquoise of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period

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Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel May 6-10 Clear Aladiah August 13-17 Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) December 3-7 Clear Hahasiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Turquoise. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates May 6-10; Taurus.       Clear Aladiah Guardian of the Eighteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio. Clear Egibiel Protector and Ruler of the dates December 3-7; Sagittarius.       Clear Hahasiah Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Associated with Virgo.        Clear Hamaliel Guardian of the Twentieth Mansion of the Moon; Sagittarius. Clear Kyriel Matariel is the Ruler of Earth/Rain.        Clear Matariel Raziel is known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks.      Clear Raziel Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo.       Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”.        Clear Zamael

 

 

Herkimer Diamond Goddess Crystals

Herkimer Diamonds honor Angerona, the Roman Goddess of Silence, and the Goddess of the Winter Solstice. She is not only the protector of secrets, but brings the birth of the new year.

Clear crystals honor Kundalini, the Hindu Life Force Goddess; and Latona, the Roman Goddess of Light.

 

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Herkimer Diamond Birthstone

Diamond is traditionally the birthstone of April. Though Herkimer Diamond is quartz, not diamond, its brilliant, transparent diamond-like beauty makes it well suited as an April birthstone.

 

 

Herkimer Diamond Natural Birthstone.

Clear crystals are not natural birthstones.

 

Herkimer Diamond - Zodiac

Herkimer Diamonds are not associated with any zodiac sign.

 

Herkimer Diamond Amulets and Talismans

Herkimer Diamond is a Seeker Transfomer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find a way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Herkimer Diamond Feng Shui

Herkimer Diamonds, with their many facets, are perfect as "energy dispersers" in any window. Taking light and energy from the sun, they disperse it freely within the room. They sparkle like a prism but, being perfectly natural, bring no artificiality to the natural energy flow.

 

Herkimer Diamond in Ancient Lore and Legend

There is no legendary information on Herkimer Diamond; however, if held, it is reputed to vibrate if the person you are speaking to is dishonest. [Eason, 136]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:49 PM

An interesting series rinoa, thanks for sharing them :)

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

Red Jasper

 

 

Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. They were known as the “rain bringers” and nurturers, healers of the spirit and stones of courage and wisdom. The name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin, and the virtues of Jaspers have been extolled throughout the ages by the most noted physicians, magicians, poets, scientists, lapidaries and scholars. [Mella, 77-78][en.wikipedia.org]

Historically, Red Jasper was known as a stone of vibrancy and endurance, a talisman of warriors and a promoter of justice, protection, and life. It staunched the blood of wounds, stirred the pulse, and increased fertility. According to Viking and Germanic legend, the hilt of the magical sword of Siegfried, the dragon slayer, was inlaid with Red Jasper to bring him courage. The ancient Egyptians linked Red Jasper with the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis, and often carved it into protective amulets to be placed upon the neck of the deceased, engraved with the 156th chapter of the Book of the Dead. Based on the stones known and used at the time of the Hebrew exodus, it is believed Red Jasper was likely the “Ruby” listed in the Bible - the Odem, or first stone in the breastplate of Aaron, the High Priest, engraved with the tribal name of Reuben. Red Jasper was called the blood of Mother Earth by Native American tribes and was used to stimulate health and re-birth, new ideas and strategies, and increased one’s sensitivity to the earth when dowsing for water or calling in rain. [Eason, 66][Kunz, 226, 290-291][101 Hall, 112][Melody, 344][Mella, 88]

Today, Red Jasper is still known as the Stone of Endurance, a gentle, but vital, stimulator of chi, or Life Force, bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus and determination. Its steady frequency calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for improving health or overcoming illness, setting goals and following through to completion, facing unpleasant tasks and having the courage to rectify wrongs. Red Jasper activates the Base Chakra and stimulates the rise of the kundalini energy throughout the chakras, cleansing and strengthening the aura. It is a stone of passion, useful for restoring and rejuvenating the libido, and in manifesting creative ideas. It provides vivid dream recall, and is a powerful stone for those who work with Earth energies to make a deep connection with Earth spirits and guardians of the leys and sacred sites. [Lembo, 196-197][Simmons, 215][Ahsian, 215][Hall, 156-157][Hall En, 44][Eason, 66]

Red Jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with large, grainy crystals rather than the fibrous layers of Chalcedony or Agate. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures and may be found the world over. Its vibrant red to terracotta red-brown is due to high iron content, and may contain other minerals or impurities that create rich patterns. Red Jasper is a major component in Brecciated Jasper, Poppy Jasper and Rose-eye Jasper, and is prominent in many area specific Jaspers, such as Cherry Creek Jasper and Mookaite Jasper. [Simmons, 215][Eason, 66-67]

 

 

Red Jasper Uses and Purposes

Wear or carry Red Jasper to alleviate stress and reconnect with Earth’s grounding energies. Its cleansing effect eliminates negativity, returning it to its source, and stabilizing the aura. It is an ideal worry or rubbing stone for soothing the nerves and restoring balance. [Melody, 345][Hall 156-157][Hall En, 44]

Red Jasper is marvelous for clearing the mind during meditation, prayer or contemplation. Its high spiritual energy increases focus and endurance during long ceremonies or practices, and is helpful in establishing new spiritual disciplines. It is an excellent stone for shamanic journeying and astral travel, and provides vivid dream recall. [Lembo, 196][Gienger, 52][Hall En, 44][Melody En, 394]

A valuable stone of protection, Red Jasper guards against physical threats and assists in situations of danger. Keep in the car to prevent accidents, theft or road rage, and place in the home or office to absorb electromagnetic and environmental pollution and radiation. Wear two or three items of Red Jasper jewelry or a pouch of three small tumblestones to shield against psychic attack or when working with spirit rescue, potentially violent or psychologically disturbed individuals. [Melody En, 394][Eason, 66][Hall En, 44]

Red Jasper is a stone of passion and a token of all who consummate love. It encourages control in all things, and thus calms sexual aggressiveness, promotes sexual compatibility, and enhances tantric sex. It may assist women in overcoming a jealous love rival or unfair opposition to a relationship. [Eason, 43, 66][Hall En, 44]

Red Jasper also stimulates passion in one’s creative work, manifesting new ideas and freshness, and the energy to continue a project even after the initial excitement has dwindled. Its energy brings focus and self-mastery. Red Jasper is the crystal of actors, actresses and all connected with expressive and performing arts in becoming more sensitive to their audiences. [Ahsian, 215][Eason, 66][Mella, 129]

Red Jasper may be used as a professional support stone for all jobs requiring physical strength and stamina, from police officers to trades workers, waitresses and waiters, and other high activity professionals. It also brings energy, alertness and emotional endurance to accountants, computer operators, military personnel and all who must continuously be focused and on task. [Mella, 129-133]

 

Red Jasper Healing Therapies - Overview

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Red Jasper Physical Healing Energy

Red Jasper helps regulate the metabolic energies of the body, providing strength and vitality, and increasing physical stamina. It is particularly beneficial for those needing extra support during prolonged illness, injury or hospitalization. Because of its ability to help generate muscle tissue, it may be useful in weight lifting and bodybuilding, and to enhance the effects of exercise. [Mella, 88][Ahsian, 215][Hall En, 44]

Red Jasper is thought to support the circulatory system, detoxifying the blood and removing blockages of the liver and bile ducts. It strengthens the heart and enhances circulation, and may be useful in treating anemia, exhaustion, and heart conditions, including recovery of bypass or transplant surgeries.
[Eason, 66][Hall, 157][Hall En, 44][Gienger, 52][Ahsian, 215]

Red Jasper has been used to increase libido and fertility, especially if undergoing treatment for conception. It is believed to help stabilize pregnancies and promote robust fetal growth, and to facilitate safe childbirth. [Ahsian, 215][Eason, 66]

Jasper is beneficial in staunching blood flow, particularly nosebleeds, and also assists in reducing hemorrhoids. It soothes epilepsy and gout, and may be used to treat the sensory loss of smell. [Megemont, 102][Fernie, 174][Melody, 345]

 

Red Jasper Emotional Healing Energy

Red Jasper is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also sustains those in the process of healing and recovering from violent sexual experiences. Red Jasper is a perfect stone of courage and strength for a child being teased or bullied at school. It is a bright, tangible reminder and a great confidence builder. [Eason, 46, 66][Gienger, 52][Ahsian, 215]

Red Jasper can re-activate a passion for living when one is feeling blue or unemotional, apathetic, or spiritually defunct, and is commonly used to spark sexual or creative energies. It assists in identifying one’s personal ideas and beliefs about sexual expression or orientation, and helps release shame or guilt around these issues. Red Jasper also helps maintain balance and emotional stability during difficult times, like periods of remission during a serious illness or in long treatments where the outcome is uncertain. [Eason, 66][Lembo, 197][Ahsian, 215]

 

Red Jasper Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

All Jaspers connect to the Earth and may be placed on the Base Chakra to stabilize and energize the physical body. Laying it over each chakra in turn, will cleanse, boost and realign the chakras and aura, balancing yin and yang energies as well as aligning the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the etheric realm. [Hall III, 113][Hall, 155][Melody, 344-345]

Red Jasper stimulates the Base, or Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When spiritual energies are out of balance, one may feel flighty, disconnected from reality or distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

 

Red Jasper Spiritual Energy

Red Jasper is a remarkable crystal for awakening the energetic kundalini “serpent” dwelling at the base of the spine. The spiraling of this energy up through the body provides a powerful spiritual experience as it activates, clears and strengthens each of the chakras, infusing them with vital Life Force energies. [Ahsian, 215]

Red Jasper attunes to the frequency of fairness and offers assistance to anyone trying to rectify an unjust situation. Meditating with this stone provides insight into the best way to accomplish this, and helps bring future problems to light before they become too big. Red Jasper’s energy communicates the message that all choice is singularly one’s responsibility, and inspires one not to revisit old patterns, but to move forward in all things. [Melody En, 394][Hall, 156]

 

Red Jasper Color Energy

Red Jasper brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness, a call to action and excitement. It raises our enthusiasm and speeds up our metabolism. Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color - the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.

 

Meditation with Red Jasper

Red Jasper is a marvelous tool for meditation, providing a calm, harmonious energy, ideal for grounding and centering at the beginning of a ritual, and easing the transition into a meditative state. Red Jasper encourages the affirmation of nurturing the self and being embraced lovingly by Mother Earth. It facilitates the reiteration of dreams as if in a video-type mechanism, accessible during meditative states, that allows the dreamer to recall information that could be consequential for one’s life. [Margherita, 505][Melody En, 394]

 

Red Jasper Divination

Known as “the rain bringer,” Jasper has been revered since ancient and medieval times as a divining stone of “tempestaries,” magical masters of the wind and rain, called upon in secret to save harvests in periods of drought, or to save ships from violent storms. Green and Brown Jaspers were considered the most powerful for this purpose. Red Jasper was also used by the American Indians for dowsing the land for water, and was especially helpful in increasing the searcher’s sensitivity to the Earth. [Kunz, 90][Megemont, 102][Mella, 88][Eason, 108]

Jasper has also been utilized for divining the future. Red and Picture Jasper are especially conducive for dream work and visioning, and Black Jasper is an excellent scrying stone. [Megemont, 102][Hall, 157][Eason, 184]

The Divinatory meaning of Red Jasper: Be tough but kind with someone close who acts helpless and drains you of money or energy with constant demands. [Eason, 66]

Dreaming of Jasper signifies love returned. [Kunz, 358]

 

 

Red Jasper and the Angelic Realm

Jasper is a stone of Archangels Haniel and Sandalphon, ruling the Angelic Principalities. [Hall III, 112]

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a RedJasper can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel March 16-20 Dk. Red Mumiah (Mumijah) October 19-23 Red Mikael November 13-17 Dk. Red Asaliah  December 8-12 Dk. Red Imamiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Red Jasper. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates November 13-17; Scorpio. Dk. Red Asaliah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 8-12; Sagittarius. Dk. Red Imamiah Protector and Ruler of the dates March 16-20; Pisces. Dk. Red Mumiah  Angel of Fertility Dk. Red Samandiriel Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”. Dk. Red Zuriel Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Red Graphiel Protector and Ruler of the dates October 19-23; Libra. Red Mikael

 

 

Red Jasper Goddess Crystals

Red Jasper honors Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She rules the gifts of prophecy and magic, and powers death and rebirth. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.

Red Jasper may be used to honor Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Life. She is widely respected as a Goddess of the divine feminine, and is known for her steadfastness in taking careof her family and using her power to protect them.

Jasper honors Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility and the Greek Goddess of Women. She protects women through all of their changes, and is a skilled healer, particularly with herbs.

Jasper also honors Callisto, the Greek Moon Goddess; Chirakan-Ixmucane, the Mayan Creator Goddess; and Clota, the Goddess of the River Cldye.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Red Jasper Traditional Birthstone

Red Jasper is not a traditional birthstone, but Jasper is an historical birthstone of March.

 

 

Red Jasper Natural Birthstone.

Jasper which is red in color is the natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.

 

Red Jasper - Zodiac Stone

Jasper is not specific to any zodiac sign, but is thought to bring Cancer and Capricorn compassion and patience. Aries and Scorpio are also reported to benefit from any variety of Jasper, though Red Jasper is credited with calming Aries’ hot temper. Red Jasper is believed to lend Virgo natives strength and persistence in achieving their goals. [Megemont, 102]

 

Red Jasper Talismans and Amulets

Jasper was worn throughout history as an amulet against phantasms, evil spirits, and witchcraft. Worn on the breast, it prevented epilepsy, stomach pain and colic, and stopped nosebleeds and other fluxes of the body. Jasper amulets also prevented fevers and swelling. [Fernie, 174, 180][Kunz, 90]

An amulet of Jasper was believed to protect its wearer from drowning, and also kept spiders and scorpions at bay. [101 Hall, 112]

For the American Indians, Jasper was known as a powerful amulet of protection for their shamanic rituals and against unseen hazards of the night. [Mella, 88][Melody, 344]

Red Jasper is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Red Jasper Feng Shui

Red Jasper utilizes Fire Energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space

 

 

In many ancient civilizations, Jasper was believed to be heavily charged with mysterious and sometimes contradictory properties. Red Jasper stimulated without being excessive; Yellow Jasper enhanced common sense but also the need for conformity; and Green Jasper of all one color harmonized gently, yet could change the opinion of even the most stubborn person. [Megemont, 100-101]
 
Legends claim if one has worn Jasper since childhood, he or she will be protected from drowning and ghosts; and those who gird their bodies with it are protected from accident and will have all their wishes fulfilled. Opinions differ as to whether it should be set in silver or gold, but all are unanimous in saying it should be worn on the right side, and should be worn chastely after it has been blessed and consecrated. [Lecouteux, 177-178]

Jaspers were prized by even the earliest physicians as the most powerful astringents, regulators of metabolism and colic, and strengtheners of the stomach and digestive organs. The Roman physician, Galen, prominent in the first century A.D., always wore a ring set with Jasper, carved in the figure of a man with a bundle of herbs signifying the power to distinguish diseases and stop the flow of blood from any part. He declared the Jasper, particularly the green variety, should be hung about the neck to strengthen the chest and stomach, as did the Egyptian King, Nechepsus, who wore a Green Jasper cut in the shape of a dragon over his digestive organs and reported it to be wonderfully strengthening to their functions. [Mella, 42-43][Fernie, 173, 175][Kunz, 385][Lecouteux, 180] 

Jasper was a significant stone in nearly all religious and cultural histories throughout the world. In a Mesopotamian creation legend, the god Marduk (Jupiter) formed three heavens or spheres above the Earth, with the lower one being created from Jasper. On it he drew the constellations. [101 Hall, 112]

In Viking and German legends, the hilt of the magical sword of Siegfried, the dragon-slayer, was inlaid with Red Jasper to give him courage. Red Jasper was also called the blood of Mother Earth among some Native North American tribes, and in ancient Egypt was linked with the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis. Jaspers were often used for carving texts on sacred amulets for placement on the bodies of the dead to insure safe passage into the afterlife. [Eason, 66][Kunz, 226-229] According to romantic legend, Mark Anthony used a Red Jasper seal ring to mark and seal his letters to Cleopatra. [www.madagascarminerals.com]

Amulets called magatama (crooked jewels) have been found in Japanese graves of the Iron Age, formed of various materials, including Jasper, and were strung together with beads and used to adorn the statues of the gods. They were employed as imperial insignia and distinctive marks of high rank. [Kunz, 265] Jasper is also highly prized in China, and is the material from which the seal of the Emperor is made. [Fernie, 175]

To the Hebrews, Jasper was Yashpheh, the twelfth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, inscribed with the tribal name Assher, though some list it as the tribe of Benjamin. Most writers agree this stone was the highly valued Green Jasper. Based on the stones known and used at the time, it is also believed the original breastplate of Aaron may have contained Red Jasper as the Odem, or first stone, and Yellow Jasper as the Tarshish, or tenth stone. [Kunz, 276, 289, 301][Fernie, 173]

In Christian tradition, Jasper represented the young vigor of faith and was dedicated to the apostle Peter as the hard and solid rock upon which Christ would build his church. [Fernie, 45, 199][Lecouteax, 179] It was also the gleaming material from which the city walls and first foundation of the New Jerusalem would be made. In the Apocalypse, St. John sees the Eternal appear on a throne of Jasper, representing eternal youth, renewal, and revelation. [Kunz, 302-303][Megemont, 102]

Jasper was considered a sacred stone of protection for shamans of the Native American Indians during their magical practices and in continued adherence to the “old ways.” Jasper containing the yellow color protected and assisted in times of travel, both physical and spiritual; that which contained the red color induced health and re-birth, freshness in ideas and strategies; and Jasper containing the blue color was used to connect one with the “after” worlds. [Melody, 344]

Spider Jasper, a rarer variety containing earthy browns with white or dark spider-web markings, is believed to contain the power of the wise spider, represented by the Native North American goddess, Grandmother Spider, who created people from four different-colored clays as the nations of the Earth, then led them from the underworld into the open where Grandfather Sun breathed life into them. [Eason, 298]

Jasper was ideal for engraving, and from the earliest ages was heavily employed in the glyptic arts of many cultures for its special talismanic virtues.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Celestite

 

Celestite, aka celestine, is said to be an angelic stone. It is used to foster and forge connections to the angel realm and even to angels themselves. Tradition has it that celestite has been given consciousness raising and guidance powers from the angels. Using celestite with sincere prayer or meditation one can channel angelic wisdom and communications.

Celestite is a great tool for meditation on any subject, bringing in perfect angelic universal energy to the effort. It helps block out distracting "noise" and focus on other planes of existence. It is also an excellent tool for astral travel.

Celestite purifies the aura of humans as well as other beings.  This can be helpful for anything ranging from day to day living, to supporting healing, to enhancing relationships and more.

From its synergistic energies of the crown and throat chakras, celestite brings balance to thought processes and communication. With celestite one can find the ability to organize pertinent information, discard the irrelevant, and communicate the results with ease. This can be a boon to anyone, but especially to writers and public speakers.

Celestite brings a number of positive energies to the emotional realm. It can lend its essence to reduce and eliminate worry, fear and anxiety and bring hope. It is also an excellent tool for emotional protection. In these ways it decreases negativity and negative energy in one's emotional body and life.

In crystal healing work, celestite is used for healing eye problems, mental disorders, stress and anxiety related disorders, ear problems, proper cellular order, eliminating toxins, thyroid, digestive problems.  

Celestite is associated primarily with the crown and throat chakras. It is also said to perfect all the chakras, balancing and energizing to the highest level.

From my personal perspective

Celestite is crystal with a gentle but penetrating energy. In the same way I couldn't outrun an angel, I can't outrun the energy of this softly vibrant crystal. I keep a small cluster from a Celestite geode on my desk to remind me of and keep me connected to angelic energy.

 

Hardness (Mohs):  3-3.5
Color(s):  Colorless, shades of light blue or white usually; rarely other colors such as orange, reddish, pale green, pale brown
Transparency:  Transparent, Translucent
Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly
Common / Notable Locations:  Madagascar, Malawi, Pennsylvania, USA

Rock Lore & Tidbits: Celestite is named for the Greek work for "celestial" for the pale blue of the first samples identified. It is the most common strontium mineral.

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Celestite Crystal Cluster

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thank you rinoa, very kind to post up celestite for me, it looks and feels from your pictures and words a lovely crystal full of warmth and angelic connection.

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Diamond

 

 

A legend claims the God of Mines called his courtiers to bring together all the world’s known gems: Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, etc. etc., and he found them to be of all tints and colors and varying hardnesses. He took one of each and crushed them; he compounded them together, and declared, “Let this be something that will combine the beauty of all.” He spoke, and lo, the Diamond was born…pure as a dewdrop and invincible in hardness. Yet when its ray is resolved in the spectrum, it displays all the colors of the gems from which it was made.

Though it is a gem of winter, the color of ice, Diamond is a crystal of Light; its high frequency energy is dispersed into flashing prisms of brilliant “fire” that typifies the sun. It is a spiritual stone, a symbol of perfection and illumination, activating the Crown and Etheric Chakras. It enhances inner vision and stimulates creativity, imagination, and ingenuity, opening the mind to the “new” and “possible.” Placed on the Third Eye, a Diamond encourages psychic development, and is a valuable tool for remote viewing, telepathic communication and clairvoyance.

In addition to its spiritual power, Diamond has an unconquerable hardness and has been known since antiquity as a “Stone of Invincibility,” bringing victory, superior strength, fortitude and courage to its wearer. It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection. It is a symbol of wealth and manifesting abundance in one’s life, an amplifier of energies, goals and intent, and is highly effective in magnifying the vibrations of other crystals for healing. It is particularly beneficial set in gold and worn on the left arm.

 

The Diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity, and embraces strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others. It is indicative of the loving and open nature with which one came into the physical realm, and encourages the aspect of truth and trust. It is a love-bearing crystal, regarded in antiquity as dependable in its virtues only when received as a gift. Today the engagement ring, wedding ring, and other articles of jewelry symbolize the gift of persons in love.    

Perfect in structure, Diamond is referred to as the “king of gems,” unique in its powers of light reflection and dispersion, and the hardest natural substance known. Composed of pure carbon, the foundational element of life, it is the one and only “10” on the hardness scale, crystallized deep in the earth’s mantle under intense heat and pressure. Its name is derived from the Greek adamas, meaning “indomitable,” “unbreakable,” or “untamable,” and diaphanus, meaning “transparent.”

 

Diamond’s crystal symmetry is cubic, forming in a variety of octahedrons, triangles, cubes and amorphous shapes, and may be transparent, translucent or opaque, with a greasy luster and perfect cleavage. Diamond is most often thought of as colorless, though it also forms in white, black, and various shades of yellow, brown, blue, green, pink, red, champagne-tan, cognac-brown, and very rarely, lilac. While quality Diamonds are carefully cut into gems and used in jewelry, lesser Diamonds are used in industrial applications, especially for cutting and polishing. For metaphysical use, Diamond crystals are preferred to cut Diamonds because the natural shape acts to strengthen and harmonize the energies moving through them.

Diamond Uses and Purposes

Diamonds are great conductors and amplifiers of energy, absorbing thoughts and feelings then radiating them outward. Remain positive while holding or wearing Diamonds to project empowering thoughts around you and attract a positive reaction from others. They can be useful in the workplace for a congenial atmosphere, or for expanding the field of opportunities in attracting prosperity. Be aware, however, Diamonds increase negative energies as well as positive, and while they never need re-charging, it is a good idea to cleanse their energies from time to time.

A Diamond is a symbol of wealth, accumulation and the manifestation of abundance. It is also an ideal stone for the ascetic who has given up on material wealth, choosing it instead as an object for diligent contemplation and deep meditation. The fact it must be cut to reveal its beauty compares to the inner, spiritual beauty of the human being.

Diamond crystals assist in relieving fear and anxiety, overactive imaginations and hallucinations. It is great for clearing a room before bedtime to prevent nightmares, and may be used to cleanse an area of unwanted entities.

Rough Diamond elixir is marvelous for counteracting exhaustion. Add a few drops in the bath to re-energize. Raw crystals are ideal for healing to bring clarity of energy to any part of the body or any level of the energy field. Faceted gems may be used to infuse the aura with full-spectrum Light energy, reflecting all hues and frequencies for strengthening and cleansing.

According to the German mystic, Hildegard of Bingen, sucking on a Diamond will keep one from lying. It will also fool hunger, making it easier to fast.

 

Diamond Healing Therapies - Overview

(Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.)

 

Diamond Physical Healing Energy

Diamond is considered a master healer for its ability to unify the mind and body. It is best used as a support stone, amplifying the powers of other minerals when working on specific issues, especially where congestion of energy has caused a physical imbalance.

The Diamond is beneficial in purifying and strengthening brain function, nerves and sensory organs. It is thought to aid in balancing the brain hemispheres, and to be good for strokes, epilepsy, and to combat aging of the cells and restoring energy levels. It should be avoided in cases of paranoid psychosis, depressive manias, and obsessive jealousy.

Diamonds have been used to cure constipation, urine retention, and in general, all organs concerned with removing waste from the body. Applying a Diamond at the kidneys is reputed to accelerate the evacuation of stones. As the effect will persist after it has been removed, it is recommended to proceed in short sessions of five minutes.

 

Diamond Emotional Healing Energy

While Diamonds do not work directly on the emotional body, their intense energy can amplify the power of any emotional state, from bliss to despair, and should be worn with vigilance. It may even be necessary to remove them if one is in a particularly bad frame of mind. However, Diamonds infuse all levels of the energetic self with Light and may be used therapeutically to intensify and “burn through” underlying emotional issues, allowing one to feel lighter, more joyful, and more aligned with Spirit.

 

Diamond Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Diamond carries a high-frequency energy that stimulates and opens all of the chakras, especially the Crown and Etheric Chakras.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

Etheric Chakras are considered to be above the head and are attuned to higher, more spiritually enlightened things. They embody true humility and provide a soul connection, the highest self-illumination, and a cosmic doorway to other worlds. Diamonds in particular identify with the immortal part of the self - personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.

Diamond Spiritual Energy

For anyone who has lost their identity or self-worth, is confused, reluctant or unable to step into their spiritual destiny in this life, the Diamond brings a sense of radiance, a loving energy that clears the aura and fills the emptiness with purity and Light. It links with the Divine, and as the evolution and required growth manifests within the heart, it allows the soul’s light to shine out and be shared with others.

 

Diamond also encourages one to look at the struggles and hardships of life and see if the lessons and growth they’ve provided can be used in a positive way. The Diamond lends strength in dealing with high-pressure situations and assists in responding with grace. It asks us to be a model of fortitude in times of adversity, and helps one understand it is in these difficult times our behavior reveals our true inner beauty and our soul’s knowledge.

 

Diamond Color Energy

The clear, colorless Diamond is not influenced by color energy; rather it is a stone of light, an ideal prism, diffusing all the colors of the spectrum.

Diamonds also form in many colors, adding their own unique properties to the energy of the stone.

 

Meditation with Diamond

Diamond crystals are perfect transducers, allowing the high-frequency vibrational energies of the spirit realms to be more available to the conscious self. Used in meditation, especially when placed on the Third Eye, these crystals facilitate the entry into meaningful visionary states and may heighten one’s psychic powers. Placing a second Diamond over the heart activates the energetic circuit between the two vital centers and influences them to act in synergistic union as Nature intended.

 

Diamond Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Diamond: Proof of your abilities will come from an unexpected source.

Dreaming of Diamonds signifies victory over enemies.

 

Diamond and the Angelic Realm

Diamonds often carry the energies of angelic beings that are aligned with courage and Light, and inspire us to bravely express our most sacred self. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a colorless Diamond can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel May 6-10 Clear Aladiah August 13-17 Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) December 3-7 Clear Hahasiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Diamonds. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates May 6-10; Taurus. Clear Aladiah Guardian of the Eighteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio. Clear Egibiel Protector and Ruler of the dates December 3-7; Sagittarius. Clear Hahasiah Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Associated with Virgo. Clear Hamaliel Guardian of the Twentieth Mansion of the Moon; Sagittarius. Clear Kyriel Matariel is the Ruler of Earth/Rain. Clear Matariel Raziel is known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks. Clear Raziel Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo. Clear Reiiel (Rejajel) Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Clear Zamael

 

 

Diamond Goddess Crystals

Diamonds honor Angerona, the Roman Goddess of Silence, and the Goddess of the Winter Solstice. She is not only the protector of secrets, but brings the birth of the New Year.

Clear crystals may also be used to honor Kundalini, the Hindu Life Force Goddess; and Latona, the Roman Goddess of Light.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

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Diamond Traditional Birthstone

Diamond is the traditional birthstone of April.

 

 

Diamond Natural Birthstone.

Clear crystals are not natural birthstones

 

Diamond - The Stone of Light

Diamond is not associated with any zodiac sign, they are the stone of light.

 

 

 

Diamond Talismans and Amulets

The Diamond has been used since antiquity as a talisman against cowardice, and is traditionally worn against the skin for courage and to enhance invulnerability. It rallies strength with age, and brings emotional and intellectual confidence.

Diamond is an Enhancer Purifier crystal. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. As “building block” talismans, their internal structure helps focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives. They concentrate our energy on the improvements we desire and thought patterns that will produce the actions needed to bring them about.

Purifiers are the natural elements of nature. Only a few, such as gold, silver, copper, sulfur and carbon (as Diamond) are found in a pure state and are suitable as talismans. They carry the earth power to assist our efforts in accomplishing goals where a higher purpose transcends our own personal needs. They promote truth and honor, patience and courage, and protecting innocence. They inspire spiritual growth and aid in our quests to remain faithful to a partner or an ideal.

 

Diamond Feng Shui

Diamond crystals are perfect "energy dispersers" in any window. As a natural prism, they take light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room. They offer an indoor sun world for warmth, strength and vitality.

 

 

Diamond in Ancient Lore and Legend

The Diamond is considered by many to be the “king of gems,” and in antiquity was often paired with the Pearl as its queen. The famous mineralogist George Kunz declared, “The Diamond is to the Pearl as the sun is to the moon…the Diamond, like a knight of old - brilliant and resistant, is the emblem of fearlessness and invincibility; the Pearl, like a lady of old - pure and fair to look upon, is the emblem of modesty and purity.”

 

To the eastern world, the Diamond possessed a wonderful power to bring good fortune. A mystic of the fourteenth century, Rabbi Benoni, believed its magic produced somnambulism (sleep-walking), but as a talisman it attracted the planetary influences so strongly it rendered the wearer invincible. It was also believed to provoke a state of spiritual ecstasy.

 

The Hindus classified Diamonds according to the four castes. The Brahmin Diamond should have the whiteness of a shell or of rock-crystal. It gave power, friends, riches and good luck. The Kshatriya should be brown like the eye of a hare, and prevented the approach of old age. The Vaisya should resemble the shade of a petal of the kadali flower and brought success, while the Sudra should be the sheen of a polished blade and provided all manner of good fortune.

 

The Diamond was often associated with lightning, and its prevention, and was believed to owe its origin to the thunderbolt. It was also called “a gem of reconciliation,” as it enhanced the love of a husband for his wife. Diamond was chosen to correspond with heavenly bodies for its astrological influence, often the sun, sometimes Venus, and according to the older writers, it was the distinctive talisman for Saturday (Saturn’s Day), because it was produced from the black carbon of Saturn.

 

The Diamond carried a high place of honor in its religious use as a symbol of authority and as an intermediary between the human and divine worlds, as well as its importance in ceremonial worship and as offerings. In India, it is believed treasures offered to the images or shrines of the gods bring good fortune to the generous donor, and worshipping Krishna with a Diamond can secure even the impossible, or Nirvana, that is eternal life in the highest heaven. The Diamond is also one of the sacred stones used in the naoratna or the panchratna, the revered talismanic jewels composed respectively of nine and five gems.

 

Listed in the Talmud and Bible as the sixth stone, yahalom, in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest, the Diamond was engraved with the tribal name Zebulun, and was reputed to show the guilt or innocence of an accused person. If the person was guilty, the gem grew dim and lusterless; but if the accused was innocent, it would shine out with its glory increased tenfold. The Diamond symbolized innocence, justice, faith, strength, and the impassivity of fate.

 

Chinese legend speaks of a wonderful “Diamond Throne” which stood near the Tree of Knowledge, beneath whose branches Gautama Buddha is said to have received his revelation of truth. The throne was said to have been constructed at the same time as the earth, and its foundations were at the center of all things. It measured one hundred feet in circumference and was made of a single Diamond, remaining immovable even through violent storms and earthquakes. Upon this throne the thousand Buddhas of the Kalpa had reposed and fallen into the ecstasy of the Diamond. However, the world has since passed into the present and last age, and sand and earth have completely covered the throne so it can no longer be seen by the human eye.

 

Tales of the “Valley of Diamonds” have been recounted in one version or another for nearly two thousand years, and even appears in the seventh voyage of Sinbad the Sailor in The Arabian Nights. According to Aristotle, the great philosopher, no one except Alexander ever reached the famous valley - a gorge so deep the bottom could not be perceived, with serpents like no man had ever seen, nor could look upon without dying. Here summer reigned for six months and winter for the same. Aristotle relates how Alexander ordered an iron mirror to be brought and placed at the spot where the deadly serpents dwelled, and when the serpents approached, they saw their own image in the mirror and caused their own deaths. Alexander then wished to bring out the Diamonds, but no one was willing to make such a deep descent. He sought counsel from the wise men, and was told to throw a piece of flesh down into the valley. This he did, and the Diamonds became attached to the flesh. Large birds of the air seized the flesh and brought it up out of the valley, whereupon Alexander ordered his people to pursue the birds and pick up the Diamonds that fell.
 
During the Middle Ages, a Diamond was reputed to be an antidote for all poisons when worn in a ring; however, if swallowed it was thought to be the most deadly of substances. There are many stories throughout this time period of Diamonds being ground into dust and administered to unsuspecting victims, some of which are reported to have died, while others claimed it had no effect. Slaves in the mines were reported to have swallowed whole diamonds in order to steal them and lived to recover their bounty. [Fernie, 65][Kunz, 153]

From the works of Pliny the Elder in the 1st century A.D., and writers down through the centuries, Diamond has been ascribed with the powers to protect its wearer, to make him courageous and daring, and if worn on the left side, to give him victory over his enemies, in court and in war, if his cause is just. It preserved him from strife, riot, and wild beasts, and drove away ghosts, nightmares and phantasms. It was a special help to lunatics or those possessed by the devil, and if a witch or enchanter should curse one who wore a Diamond, all the sorrow and evil would fall to the offender through virtue of the stone.

 

According to wide-spread superstition, the talismanic power of a Diamond was lost if the stone were acquired by purchase. For its virtues to be depended upon it was to be freely given; otherwise the spirit that dwelled in the stone, offended at having been bought and sold, would depart and leave it nothing more than a bit of senseless matter. If, however, the Diamond were offered as a pledge of love or friendship, the spirit would be quite willing to transfer its powers from one owner to the next.

 

Because of its ability to draw in energies, impressions and atmospheres of its surroundings, the Diamond is legendary not only for its virtues, but for its phenomenal curses and the ultimate ruin of its successive possessors. There is a vast amount of history in translations, books and articles relating these tales. Tradition in India carries the memory of one such Diamond, the Kohr-i-noor, as far back as 57 B.C.

 

The Hindus, who believed the virtue of every gem depended upon its perfection, considered a flawed Diamond so unlucky it could even deprive Indra of his highest heaven. The shape, too, was of great importance, especially in antiquity when few, if any, were cut. A triangular stone was said to cause quarrels, a square one inspired the wearer with vague terrors; a five-cornered stone had the worst effect of all, for it brought death. Only the six-cornered was productive of good.

The Diamond, as a stone of love and fidelity, is not only given in traditional engagement and wedding rings, but is the official anniversary stone for the tenth and sixtieth year anniversaries.

 

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

Ruby

 

ruby_small.gifIntroduction to Meaning and Uses of Ruby

The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby.

Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest clothing and could not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax, it would melt the wax. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable.

Today, Ruby’s metaphysical properties are no less astounding. This exquisite crystal emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom. It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement.
Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini.  Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.

 

Natural Ruby is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire) known its rarity, monetary value, and hardness (second only to Diamond). Ruby is red Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with chromium responsible for its rich, red color. The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,” and until 1800 when Ruby was recognized as a variety of Corundum, red Spinels, Tourmalines, and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby. All other color varieties of Corundum are designated as Sapphire.

Ruby forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and has a vitreous luster. The most valuable and desired Rubies are those of a shade called “pigeon’s blood,” defined by William Fernie as “a pure deep, rich red, without any admixture of blue or yellow,” though others define it as “a pure red with a hint of blue.” The shade of red varies depending on where it is mined, and may be a deep pink-red, a reddish-orange, red with a violet cast, or even a deep wine color. The paler pink Corundum, debated as Ruby by some, is usually referred to in gemological terms as Pink Sapphire rather than Ruby.

 

All natural Rubies have imperfections within them, including color impurities and inclusions of Rutile needles known as “silk.” These inclusions help distinguish natural Ruby from synthetics and when structurally oriented so the light shines off the “silk” in certain ways, the inclusions actually increase the rarity and value of the stone. If cut en cabochon, these special stones may display a chatoyancy, or rare “cat’s eye” effect, or in the case of a Star Ruby may display a six-rayed star effect called asterism, that causes the light rays to appear to glide magically across the stone as it is moved.

 

Star Ruby has the same metaphysical properties as Ruby, but with increased healing and magical energies. It is most powerful at full moon. The Light of the Soul is reflected and grounded within the star of the Ruby, and amplifies one’s internal resources and fortitude. It is extremely potent for those inclined to self-harm or self-neglect, and is quite beneficial in overcoming sexual dysfunction or the trauma of sexual or power abuse and suppressed anger. As a stone of spiritual Light, it can be used by Light workers and healers to integrate high-frequency energy into the body, and assists one in recognizing the true abundance of life.

 

Ruby Uses and Purposes - Overview

Wear or carry Ruby to overcome exhaustion and lethargy. It stimulates circulation and amplifies energy and vitality to the whole system. However, those who are highly sensitive or irritable may find this stone over-stimulating or uncomfortable to wear. Ruby has been known to calm hyperactivity in some individuals.

Ruby is an aphrodisiac, allowing one to experience all forms of love, from wild sensuality to mystical communion. It deepens a couple’s relationship and encourages closeness and commitment. It is also the stone of courtly love and may honor admiration from a distance.  Worn during lovemaking, Ruby can help restore and maintain passion, and is excellent for increasing the chances for conception.

Ruby’s intense energy sharpens the mind, bringing a heightened awareness and excellent concentration. It promotes a courageous attitude, and may increase one’s success in controversies and disputes.

Ruby helps reduce fear of the paranormal and evil. It banishes nightmares, and guards against psychic and psychological attack. It is a shielding crystal, protecting the home from fire and intruders, and is good to wear discreetly to stay safe at night.

Rubies both naturally formed and lab-created, are highly prized crystals for technological use in areas such as watchmaking, medical instruments, and lasers for microscopic surgery.

 

 

 

Ruby Healing Therapies - Overview

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Ruby Physical Healing Energy

Ruby is considered a blood stone, strengthening the heart, myocardium, ventricles and coronaries, and stimulating good circulation and blood flow. It is also an aid in treating disorders or disease of the heart.

Ruby assists in regulating menstrual flow and alleviating pain associated with menstruation. It is considered beneficial for the reproductive organs, and is often used for treatment of sexual dysfunction, impotence and infertility, early menopause, and as a support for gynecological operations. It is believed to be helpful during pregnancy, especially for older women, and in the optimum formation of children in the embryonic state. Star Ruby may also be supportive in vasectomy reversal.

 

Ruby is useful in detoxifying the body, blood, and lymph, and is helpful in treating fever and infections. It stimulates the adrenals, kidneys and spleen, and aids inadequate circulation or energy flow in the feet and legs. It may also be used to assist in weight regulation, especially when emotional eating is a cause.

Ruby Emotional Healing Energy

Ruby allows the sharing of loving energy despite past hurts, bringing up anger or negative energy for transmutation. It gives the strength to rise from martyrdom and choose whether or not to dwell in anguish, distress, or suffering, and encourages a positive and more courageous state of mind. It brings out the protective aspects of one’s character, inspiring one to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened, be it friends or strangers, children, animals, or the environment.

Ruby also sustains and protects those with sensitive natures and distorted views of themselves or others. It overcomes fears of being “ugly” or unloved, and is particularly empowering for those who hold excess weight in the body in order to ground in the physical world. It releases destructive emotional holds, and is a powerful stone for developing a more loving attitude toward oneself and the physical body.

 

Ruby Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Ruby carries the frequency of the enlightened Base Chakra, stimulating the flow of life-force energy or chi through the body. It strengthens the ability to meet one’s needs and manifest one’s desires, and is powerful in activating the kundalini.

The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, one will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

 

Ruby Spiritual Energy

Ruby signifies light to the darkness of one’s life. It encourages “following your bliss,” teaching one to enjoy being in the physical world and perceiving the spiritual energy that exists throughout the realm of matter. It offers lessons in mastering the transformation of thought and intent into physical manifestation in order to change one’s world.

Ruby assists in connecting one’s energy field to the Earth for the purpose of replenishing one’s energy stores. It is excellent for grounding and overcoming mental overload, and is a great support during times of stress or when there is a lengthy sojourn before having the opportunity to rest.

 

Ruby Color Energy

Ruby brings red, the color of a self-confidence built on fearlessness, a call to action and excitement. It raises our enthusiasm and speeds up our metabolism. Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color - the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.

 

Meditation with Ruby

Ruby is a stone that is not often used for meditation. Most have found that it is just too invigorating to be effective in a meditation ritual.

 

Ruby Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Ruby: Value friends and family even if they seem temporarily dull.

The Divinatory meaning of Star Ruby: Now is the time to let everyone know what you can achieve; luck is with you.

Ruby brings prophetic dreams and banishes nightmares. Dreaming of Rubies is a sign of coming prosperity and good fortune. It may also indicate unexpected guests.

 

Ruby and the Angelic Realm

If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Ruby of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel March 16-20 Dk. Red Mumiah (Mumijah) June 1-5 Pink Hariel October 19-23 Red Mikael November 8-12 Pink Ariel November 13-17 Dk. Red Asaliah  December 8-12 Dk. Red Imamiah

 

There are other Angels that are partial to Ruby. The table below gives you the information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel Protector and Ruler of the dates November 13-17; Scorpio. Dk. Red Asaliah Protector and Ruler of the dates December 8-12; Sagittarius. Dk. Red Imamiah Protector and Ruler of the dates March 16-20; Pisces. Dk. Red Mumiah  Angel of Fertility Dk. Red Samandiriel Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”. Dk. Red Zuriel Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Red Graphiel Protector and Ruler of the dates October 19-23; Libra. Red Mikael

 

 

Ruby Goddess Crystals

Ruby honors Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. She is the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt, and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman.

Ruby also honors Befana, the Italian Goddess of Twelfth Night.

 

Birthstones

 

 

There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

 

Ruby Traditional Birthstone

Ruby is the traditional birthstone of those born in July

 

 

Ruby Natural Birthstone

Ruby, with its red color, is one of the natural birthstones of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.

 

Ruby - Zodiac Stone of Capricorn

Ruby is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Capricorn as winter sets in, from December 22 to January 19. Capricorn is represented by a mountain goat, and those born under this sign are serious and strong-willed, determined to accomplish what they set out to do. They are patient and honest, and enjoy companions who make them laugh.

 

Ruby Amulets and Talismans

In antiquity, Rubies were used as amulets against poison, plague, evil thoughts, and wicked spirits, keeping the wearer in health and cheering his mind.

Ruby is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.

 

Ruby Feng Shui

Ruby utilizes Fire Energy, the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space.

 

Ruby in Ancient Lore and Legend

The blood-red Ruby was considered one of the most magnificent of all gems and was honored throughout history in many cultures. The Hindus called it ratnaraj, “king of precious stones,” and ratnanayaka, “leader of precious stones.” Ancient texts are referenced as claiming “the beautiful clear and fine Ruby is the lord of stones; it is the gem of gems, and surpasses all other precious stones in virtue.” It is also said to be “the most precious of the twelve stones God created when He created all creatures,” and was thought to be the fourth gem in the breastplate of the Hebrew High Priest of the Second Temple engraved with the tribe of Judah.

 

A powerful symbol of the sun, Ruby is believed to contain the bloodline of humanity. Its glowing radiance suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that cannot be hidden, as it would shine through clothing or any material wrapped around the gem. An exaggerated Eastern legend says according to the Talmud, Abraham, when keeping his numerous wives held in an iron city, in order to give them light, set a bowl of Rubies in its midst which filled all the air with luster.

 

In Hindu lore the fire within the Ruby burned so hot, if cast into water it would communicate its heat to the liquid causing it to boil. The Greeks likewise believed if Ruby were carved and impressed on wax, it would melt the wax.

 

Rubies were at one time thought to be male and female, the darker red and Star Rubies were “male,” while those of lighter hue were “female.”

 

From ancient times up through the Middle Ages, Ruby was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, and gave its wearer the virtue of prudence, and banished sadness and idle, foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring the wearer peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Not only was the wearer or carrier of this precious stone protected from all perils, but if the four corners of a house, garden or vineyard were touched by a Ruby they would be preserved from lightning, tempests, and worms.

 

Ancient legends in Burma held that inserting a Ruby into the flesh so it became a part of the body conferred the power of invulnerability. Those who bore a Ruby about with them in this way confidently believed they could not be wounded by spear, sword, or gun.

 

Medicinally, powdered Ruby was mixed with water and used to treat infirmities of the eyes. Taken internally it was given in doses of ten to forty grains to “sweeten the sharpness of the humors, to strengthen the vitals, to drive away melancholy, and to restore lost strength.” It was even believed to make the body capable of resisting decay.

 

Rubies were once thought to protect against venereal diseases. In the Middle Ages it was the protective stone of the prostitutes of Les Halles in Paris.

 

Ruby, like all noble precious stones, was thought to give warning of poison, refusing to endure its presence. It grew dark and cloudy if any evil was about to befall its wearer and would not resume its pristine color until the peril had passed.

 

Throughout history Rubies have been considered perfect wedding stones. Their association with love, marriage, balance and royalty has held fast throughout time.

 

Ancient Egyptians honored Ruby for beauty and love, protection and good fortune, and Eastern cultures considered Ruby a spiritual stone representing the beauty of the soul. Rubies are traditionally considered a gem of summer and are given as gifts for a fifteenth or fortieth year wedding anniversary.

 

Star Ruby is given on a fifty-second wedding anniversary, and was traditionally known in Oriental culture as a “phenomenal gem” to be worn on Wednesdays. Phenomenal gems exhibited a moving line, star, or changes on the surface as the light varied, and was considered to bring good fortune to the wearer.

 

Today Ruby is still considered to bring its owner prosperity and peace, for it is said that as long as one retains a bit of Ruby, wealth will never depart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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