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

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 27 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday  27 November  2013  (to correspond with the planetary day of Mercury) is Tiger Eye (pictured is the Golden Brown, there are also Blue Falcon and Red).  Tiger Eye lets you see everything. Use it for insight and you can be a very lucky person. When used in jewelry the tiger eye may bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight. A personal symbol carved in Tiger eye is excellent for the spiritually advanced to use in meditation.  Tiger’s Eye is sacred to Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet (Bast).

In healing, Tiger’s-eye or Cat’s-Eye is a stone for the mind, not the body. Tiger Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others.

Zodiac:  Pisces, Gemini, Capricorn (Ancient)
Planet:  Mercury
Birthstone:  November (Ancient)
Energies:  Luck, Protection, Healing, Psychic

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

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 21 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 21 November 2013 is (to correspond with the planetary day of Jupiter) is Malachite. Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.

Malachite is always green, usually in banded tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow. It is used in amulets to protect against the evil eye. Malachite is a stone that should not be used for physical healing. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul”. It is variable in its condition. It reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. It is so beautiful that one would like to wear it in jewelry, but caution must be used when wearing Malachite. It will always reflect how you feel, if you feel negative don’t wear Malachite. It reminds us that we have a dual nature and it is up to each person to know and rule his own person. To help get rid of nightmares, keep a piece of Malachite in your bedroom.

Zodiac: Pisces, Scorpio, Sagittarius (Ancient)
Planet: Jupiter
Energies: Love, Money, Protection
Chakra: Fourth Chakra – Heart

The Crystal of the Day for Friday 20 September 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 20 September 2013 is the Barnacle Crystal, as it corresponds with today’s Planet, Venus. Barnacle crystals are recognised as crystals covered or partially covered with smaller crystals. A Barnacle Quartz crystal is described as “The random outside attachment of several to many smaller crystals to the host.” That is, barnacles are smaller crystals covering some part of a larger one. These are also called Fairy Dust crystals.The larger crystal is the “old soul” and contains the wisdom and trust which attracts the smaller crystals.

When you are trying to separate your own spirit from its relationship with others, and get in touch with your real spirit, use a Barnacle to aid in your efforts of self-knowledge and usefulness.

When you use the crystal, think of the barnacles on it as the things and relationships you have added to your life. Note they are not the main crystal, just as you are not the things you have added to your life.

Keep a Barnacle Crystal near to you. Let it constantly remind you keep a perspective on your relationships. It will help you learn to see yourself separately from your things and relationships.

A Barnacle is a good crystal to use in the beginning of a meditation session. It will help you find yourself – the first step in finding your future.

This crystal can be used in meditation to provide insights to family and/or community problems. The barnacle crystal is also excellent for those employed by service organisations [e.g., teachers, etc.]; the energy helps to stimulate a group cohesiveness and a willingness to work together. The crystal is a wonderful companion when one is experiencing the loss of a loved one. It can also be used to increase both physical and intellectual fertility.

Planet: Venus
Energies: Healing, fertility
Element: Water
Chakra: All chakras, most beneficial to Crown chakra

 

The Crystal of the Day Sunday 15 September 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 15 September 2013 is Ammonite. Ammonite is fossilised ammonite that has been compressed under great pressure beneath the ground, which is what gives it its wonderful colors. Ammonite is said to radiate positive Earth energy, and to bring good luck and prosperity. It is also said to grant miracles. Ammonite is excellent as a tool for deep meditation. Ammonite is also used mystically for general good health, stamina and high energy.

In ancient Egypt, this fossil is named for the Egyptian god Ammon, because their shape resembles his ram horns. Ammonite was prized by the ancient Egyptian and Roman societies and likely many other cultures the ammonite was seen as a symbol of almost any diety was was connected the the cureved horns of the ram. For this reason they were considered sacred in Ethiopia. The natives of this regioin wore the ammonite primiarly to assist with prophetic dreams, but also it is said to grant deep meditation.

Fossils including not simply ammonite, but snake stone, witch stone and sponge are all negative impressions or remains of ancient creatures and plants that disapated from the earth millions of years ago, and eons of time have turned them into stone. Since these creatures were once alive, they are linked with the fifth element, Akasha.

Fossils represent time, eternity, evolution. In general they are used as protective objects, worn in jewelry to increase your natural defenses. Fossils of all kinds are worn as amulets to increase life span, due to their lineage.

Ammonites were known in the Middle Ages as draconites, due to their spiral appearance they were believed to come from the head of dragons, and were often bound to the left arm for magical projection. In more recent times in Britain they were called snake stones.

Ammonite is used in finding your way down the spiritual spiral path to the center where the God and Goddess await, as well as past-life meditations.

It is told that these ‘stones’ radiate positive Earth energy, and to bring good luck as well as general prosperity.

Ammonite helps to dispel chaos and turns negative energy into smooth, flowing energy especially 1st, or Root/Base Chakra. Ammonites are often used for activating Kundalini and life path energies, especially due to the spiral shape, similar to the coil of the Kundalini energy.

Energies: Receptive
Element: Akasha
Powers: Elemental power, past life regression, protection, longevity
Chakras: Base Chakra