The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 14 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 14 December 2013 is Black Onyx which corresponds with Saturn, Saturday’s planet.  Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships. Onyx guards against negativity. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. It also fortifies self confidence and responsibility, sharpens your senses, and encourages an healthy ego.

Colour:  Black
Planet:  Saturn
Zodiac:  Capricorn
Birthstone:  July
Energies: Protection,  Healing

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 13 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 13 December 2013 is Chrysocolla which corresponds to Venus, Friday’s planet.  Chrysocolla is a very beautiful stone with many beneficial energies. It is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is upset.when undertaking mental change.

Chrysocolla is a stone of peace, increased wisdom, discretion. It promotes level-headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.

Chrysocolla can be placed directly on the affected body part. Laying it on the forehead as a ‘third eye’ offers spiritual benefit.
Helps with infections (especially the throat area)
Used by healers to detoxify the liver, lower blood pressure
Has a cooling effect for fever reduction
Can assist in speeding up recovery from burns
Alleviates cramps
Use with copper to increase the power of chrysocolla.

Energies:  Healing, Power, Love
Planet:  Venus
Chakra:  Fifth Chakra – Throat

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

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 10 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 10 December 2013 is Watermelon Tourmaline in correspondence with Mars, today’s planet. The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colours in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). As in the gem stone ametrine, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurence in nature.

Watermelon Tourmaline attracts love, balances the male and female energies within yourself, remove imbalances (and guilt) caused by conflicts and confusions:
The green part feeds your life force, while the pink soothes and harmonises. All of the tourmalines are used for their strong healing energies. The watermelon variety is used by crystal healers to encourage a calm, centred state of mind.

Planet:  Mars (also Venus)
Energies: Love, Healing, Power

The Crystal of the Day for Monday 9 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Monday 9 December 2013 is Cacoxenite and is associated with the Moon.  Cacoxenite forms within crystal or amethyst as an inclusion. It is a rather rare occurance, and can create a visually spectacular stone. This cacoxenite has inclusions of Quartz, Hematite, Strengite, Beraunite, Rockbridgeite, Limonite, and Amethyst.

Cacoxenite can be used to assist in one’s spiritual evolution, cleansing and alignment with the Divine. This crystal is often used during a new or full moon to bring a healing, loving energy. It expands consciousness, aligns the third chakra with the divine, used for world meditation to increase spiritual awareness, assists in emotional upheaval, cleanses one of negative attachments.

Cacoxenite is used by healers to alleviate stomach or digestive problems, and support the thyroid.

Planet:  Moon
Colour:  brown, yellow, and purple
Element:  Wind
Chakra:  Solar Plexus Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Energies:  Healing, Power

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 Saturday 7 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 7 December  2013 is Serpentine which corresponds with Saturn, Saturday’s planet.  Serpentine gets its name from the word ‘serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. It is sometimes called New Jade and occurs in a variety of colours including red, green, brown-red, brown-yellow and white. It has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery.

Serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone. It helps you to find inner peace. Serpentine was carried in ancient Assyria to request the gods and goddesses to provide double blessings. Nursing women used it to regulate their milk supply.

Some of the uses of serpentine include: Protection against poisonous creatures such as snakes, insects, etc., balances mood swings, and encourages the ability to solve conflicts by peaceful means.

Healing properties:  Serpentine can be placed directly on the skin. It is an aid to kidney and stomach complaints, relaxes cramps and menstrual pain and helps women who are unable to reach orgasm due to tension.

Colour:  Green
Planet:  Saturn
Birthstone:  January (ancient)
Energies: Protection,  Healing

The Crystal of the Day for Friday 6 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 6 December 2013 is Green Calcite which corresponds to Venus, Friday’s planet.  Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of various types of energies. Draw money and prosperity by burning green candles placed around green calcite for a short while each morning.

Green calcite can assist in dissolving old rigid belief systems, restoring balance to your mind. It aids any transition from a stagnant to a positive environment. It is also used to stimulate the immune system and absorb negative energy (such as arthritis and bacterial infections). Crystal Healers use it with bone adjustments, and constrictions of the ligaments and muscles. It is also said to help the kidneys, spleen and pancreas. Removes toxins from the body and alleviates mental fear. Aids in mental clarity, soothes anxiety, calms turbulent energies. Expands awareness, aids intuition, links parallel realities. Good when undertaking mental change.

Energies:  Money, Prosperity, Healing
Planet:  Venus

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 5 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday  5 December  2013 is Lepidolite, which corresponds with Jupiter.  Lepidolite was discovered in the eigtheenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word ‘lila’ meaning play, game). Lepidolite is not technically a gemstone, but a very beautiful purplish type of mica. It is referred to by healers as the Peace Stone.

Some of the uses of lepidolite are: encourages independence for setting and attaining goals inconspicuously, protection from outside influences,relieves every day stress, and promotes restful sleep when placed near your pillow, attracts good luck to those who carry it, and drives away negativity, and when used with rose quartz, it becomes a stone of reconciliation of love.

Lepidolite can be laid directly on painful parts of the body. It helps with nerve pain, sciatica, neuralgia and joint problems.

Planet:  Jupiter, Neptune
Energies:  Love, Power, Good Luck, Protection

The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 4 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday  4 December  2013  is Agate which corresponds with Mercury. This is THE stone everyone should have for protection.  Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. Agates have been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times. They were used to ward off storms. They were prized gems in antiquity. The agates with banded colours were placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams. Agates have been thought to be good to harden the gums.

Agate is used for stomach upsets. Place the agate on the solar plexus. The agate can’t change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion. Such as when you are very sad the agate will let you know that this will pass and help you get on to another and better day. This is why the Agate is considered so powerful as it gives us the strength to carry on. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.

Birthstone:  Gemini
Planet:  Mercury
Energies:  Protection, Healing