The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 12 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 12 December 2013 is Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite), which corresponds with Jupiter.  Indicolite is blue tourmaline, which is probably the rarest form of tourmaline. As a type of tourmaline it has those properties in addition to its own. Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness, and increases healing powers. Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers. In the physical realm, indicolite is said to benefit the lungs, larynx, thyroid, heart, internal organs, and parasympathetic nerves.Tourmaline promotes safe procreation and grant potency to men.

Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, hope, objectivity, compassion and serenity. It also enhances tolerance and understanding. It is a stone that is very helpful for channeling. Tourmaline is also a very protecting stone. It is called the Poet’s Stone.

Tourmalines of any colour have positive influence on endocrine and nervous systems. They eliminate fears, sharpen attentiveness to other people’s feelings and needs. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphs. It is also thought to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a tailsman by artists and writers.

Planet:  Jupiter
Zodiac:  Leo
Energies:  Health, Protection
Chakra: Throat/3rd Eye

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 8 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 8 December 2013 is Ruby as it corresponds with the Sun.  The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

The Ruby is filled with love. It also helps sexual love to be more passionate. Persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the Ruby. It also gives the courage to be best potential that a person has.

Ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation. It aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood. The Ruby may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the Ruby has a disquieting effect upon it. In a ring wear it on your left hand.

The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red. The most desired color is “pigeon’s blood”, which is pure red with a hint of blue. If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire. The same is true if it is too violet – it is a violet sapphire. The best rubies and star rubies are bright red.

Birthstone:  July (December, ancient)
Zodiac:  Capricorn
Planet:  Sun (also Mars)
Chakra:  First Chakra – base of spine
Energies: Love, Healing

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 3 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 3 December 2013 is Blue Sponge Coral in correspondence with Mars, today’s planet.

Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’. Red is considered the most sought after colour but coral also can be found in blue,pink, white, yellow and black.
It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace. Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. Ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral.

Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualisation. It symbolises life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Libra (ancient)
Planet:  Mars
Birthstone:  Jan, Apr, Oct, Nov (Ancient)
Chakra:  Root, Heart
Energies:  Power, healing, meditation, protections

The Crystal of the Day for Monday 2 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Monday 2 December 2013 is Selenite and is associated with the Moon.  Selenite is named for Selene, Greek goddess of the Moon because of its moon-like glow. Exchanged between lovers, it will bring about reconciliation.  Selenite brings mental clarity, helps one to access angelic guidance, unblocks stagnant energy, and instills a deep peace to the holder. It makes a wonderful protection stone. Place a selenite sphere at the corners of your home to create a peaceful, safe environment that will not be disturbed by outside influences.

Element:  Wind
Chakra:  Third Eye, Crown
Energies:  Healing, Power, Love, Protection

The Crystal of the Day for Friday 29 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 29 November 2013 is Turquoise which corresponds to Venus, Friday’s planet.  Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.

Healing properties of Turquoise: neutralises overacidity, alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections; increases growth, muscular strength,
alleviates pain, relaxes cramps, contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
Application: should be worn on the solar plexus
Use with copper to increase the power of turquoise.

Birthstone: December (June, July (Ancient)
Zodiac:  Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Sagittarius (Ancient)
Energies:  Luck, Love, Protection, Healing
Planet:  Venus (also Jupiter)
Chakra: Fifth Chakra – Throat

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 28 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 28 November 2013 is (to correspond with the planetary day of Jupiter) Imperial Topaz. Imperial Topaz is used to encourage self-realisation and confidence, impart strength to quiet wild emotions, banish bad dreams, bestow charisma on its user, draws love to its wearer, protection against envy, disease, negative magic and sudden or untimely death and combined with tiger eye, topaz will bring wealth and money.

Topaz stimulates the appetite, aids with nervous exhaustion, and activates life force and metabolism.

Zodiac: Sagittarius, Pisces (ancient)
Planet: Jupiter
Birthstone: November Feb, Mar, Sep (Ancient)
Energies: Love, Power, Healing, Protection, Money
Chakra: Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 26 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 26 November 2013 is Carnelian which is a variety of chalcedony.  Carnelian is an energy booster, protects from bad vibrations, guards against poverty, helps give a sense of humour, calms the temper, and can even increase the appetite.

Colour:  Red-Orange
Birthstone: May, July, August (ancient)
Zodiac:  Virgo (also Aries, Taurus)
Planet:  Mars
Energies:  Power, Healing
Chakra: second chakra – spleen

The Crystal of the Day for Monday 25 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Monday 25 November 2013 is Moonstone.  The moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stone of the goddess Diana. The most powerful time to use the moonstone is in a full moon. It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer, while protecting those of a sensitive nature. It can reunite lovers who have quarreled. Moonstone is also considered a good luck stone and it is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it and is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Placing it in the moonlight of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalise it.

Colour:  Milky white to silver-blue to warm tones
Zodiac:  Cancer, Sagittarius (Ancient)
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra; Crown Chakra
Planet:  Moon
Birthstone:  April, June, August, October (Ancient)
Element:  Wind/Air
Energies:  Love, Power, Healing, Luck

The Crystal of the Day Sunday 24 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 24 November 2013  is Sunstone.

Sunstone was associated with the Sun during the Renaissance because of its sparkling orange-gold hue. It was used by magicians to call upon the     influences of the sun. It is a protective stone. Placed before a white candle, sunstone will spread protective energies throughout your home. Symbolically, sunstone is linked to moonstone. Carry the two stones together to bring the influences of the Sun (Healing, Protection, Success) into harmony with those of the Moon (Love, Peace, Spirituality). Sunstone is worn to: Give you extra energy when you are ill or under stress, it stimulates  sexual arousal and increase sexual energy, Increase self-healing power, and promotes harmony among the organs functions. Sunstone stimulates your personal power of attraction.

Colour: Sparkling orange – gold;
Energies: Protection, Healing, Love.
Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Chakras: Sacral Hara Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra.
Element:  Fire
Planet:  Sun

The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 23 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 23 November 2013 is Lapis Lazuli which corresponds with Saturn, Saturday’s planet.  Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem, and as such, has a storied history. Egyptian cultures made a practise of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly lapis. Some believed that dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful.

When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most powerful stones and should be used with care. Wearing a Lapis Lazuli ring can help you to become a channel. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.

Lapis Lazuli is used with other stones when parts of the body need to be purified and cleansed and should be only used by a healer. Lapis Lazuli has high intensity and can open many of the chakra centres. This must be done only with love in the heart and comprehension in the mind and wisdom in soul.

Colour:  Royal Blue with gold flecks of pyrite
Zodiac:  Aquarius, Taurus (Ancient)
Planet:  Saturn
Birthstone:  September, December (Ancient)
Energies:  Love, Protection, Power, Healing
Chakra:  Fifth Chakra – Throat