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

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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

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 19 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 19 November 2013 is Lepidocrocite. Lepidocrocite is a stone that often occurs in quartz, and is well known as one of the constituents of Super Seven, or “Melody’s Stone”.

Lepidocrocite’s vibration works strongly within the thymus or higher heart chakra to encourage you to open your heart to Divine love. It has a soothing vibration that helps calm ADHD and hyperactivity, and its vibration may be helpful if you are working on healing the inner child. It surrounds you in a bubble of high-vibration golden light that is a barrier against negativity and has metaphysical properties that may align you with Divine will, as it aids you to release fear.

Lepidocrocite’s energy helps you to make contact with angels and spirit guides when you use it in meditation. Its colour is reddish brown to a darker red, and this may vary, as it depends on what type of quartz it is included in. When this mineral is found within Amethyst Crystals its colour is commonly more purplish-red. It has a strong vibration that makes it a valuable ally to use. Stones from Brazil may be called Kokoshanite, and it is sometimes sold as Red Fire Quartz.

This stone has a powerful energy that brings all aspects of your etheric body into alignment. It will aid you with developing your intuition and instinct and with opening up your telepathic abilities. It is a beautiful heart chakra and thymus chakra stone, and when found within quartz has the additional property of a powerful amplifying effect of its vibration. Although it works primarily within these two chakras, Lepidocrocite stimulates and aligns all of the chakras and deepens your intuition.

It kindles love and harmony within the etheric body and has a strong healing action within the emotional body. It allows you to be able to contact the Divine mind directly and this may aid you to bring spiritual insights into your day to day life as well as aid you to deal with emotional problems.

Its vibration is known to aid you to recognise your strengths and to watch the things that happen in your life without needing to judge the issues. It is an excellent stone for emotional healing and may heal romantic relationships through its loving energy. This strong psychic protection stone deepens intuition and will also assist you to heal any holes in the aura caused by drug or alcohol abuse.

Lepidocrocite is said to heal the heart and lungs and will aid in oxygenating the cells. It is known to have an active influence to heal the liver and the reproductive area and helps prevent hormonal shifts. It is said to help to dissolve tumours and to encourage cellular regeneration.The action of this stone is powerful to help you to work through feelings of grief, or if you are suffering from depression.

Lepidocrocite in Quartz is a strong meditation stone as it will benefit you by enhancing your ability to make contact with members of the angelic kingdom or your guides. If you have not previously made contact with your guides this stone will aid you to find your spirit guide, and start connecting with angels. Combine the beautiful Pink Petalite with it, as this combined vibration is powerful to aid you to contact your guardian angels and other spirit guides.

Chakra: Heart, all chakras
Energies: Angelic connections, telepathy, healing, intuition
Planet: Venus

The Crystal of the Day Sunday 17 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 17 November 2013 is Apache Tears. The Legend of the Apache Tear is this: One day a party of Apache Indians were ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.

Apache Tears are said to especially relieve grief and sadness as well as assisting in giving and accepting forgiveness. They can help release negative emotions, and they also can balance one’s emotional state. They are good luck stones, said to bring good luck to anyone who has one. They are excellent meditation tools, especially for clarifying issues and gaining insight. Apache Tears are a gently grounding stone. In the physical realm, Apache Tears are reputed to alleviate muscle spasms and eliminate toxins from the body.

Apache Tears are a type of black Obsidian, but they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian. Perhaps it is their strange out-of-shape appearance that makes you comfortable with them.

These are very useful stones for anyone to use, but if you are a healer, or if you are doing any spiritual development work, there are strong advantages to using these stones. Their energy works within the base chakra where it will move excess energy down into the earth chakra for grounding with Mother Gaia.

The energy of the Apache Tears will strengthen the blood and the immune system and they will help the body to assimilate Vitamin C and D. They assist with the reduction of toxins in the body by aiding their removal. They may calm muscle spasms and enhance vitality and strength within the body.

Their energy within the sacral chakra helps to aid the removal of disharmonious energies in relationships.

Within the heart chakra their energy will assist the emotional body to heal… from old issues of an emotional nature. They may bring through joy as they encourage you to feel more positive about life. Because they do absorb so much negativity, they will need to be regularly cleansed using one of the methods for cleansing crystals.

Colour: Black
Zodiac: Scorpio
Energies: Luck, healing, grounding, protection
Chakras: Base chakra, Heart chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 16 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 16 November 2013 is Cuprite. Cuprite is a red to brown mineral with high copper content. Metaphysical lore says that it is helpful for reducing worries about things one has no control over, awareness, teaching, and delivering spiritual messages.

Cuprite is associated with kundalini energy as well as opening the flow of the base (root) chakra, the solar plexus chakra, and balancing the heart and base chakras. As a root chakra stone, it is considered very grounding and stabilising. It is associated in traditional and mystical lore with will power, security, confidence, sexuality, mortality, and masculine energy. Mystically it is used to recall and examine past life experiences. It has been historically said to help heal one’s relationship with their father.

Traditional folklore and crystal healing lore purport that cuprite is helpful for healing problems with the thymus, heart, blood metabolism (especially imbalances), muscle tissue, skeletal system, oxygenation of the blood, stamina, kidneys, menstrual cramps, vertigo, water retention, vitamin absorption, addictions and alcoholism.

Element: Fire
energies: will power, sexuality, mortality, understanding, grounding, past-life recall, healing
Chakras: Root chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Friday 15 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 15 November 2013 is Faery/Fairy Frost Crystal (aka Devic Crystal). Configuration: Wisps, veils and internal fractures that look like frost inside a crystal. They are divination crystals, and personal talismans. They are used in meditation to connect to the spiritual world. They are able to serve as receivers and transmitters to the higher planes of the spirit world.

Faery/Fairy Frost crystals have been found to be an excellent meditation crystal if it is large enough.

Metaphysical Properties Lore: Touched by Faeries, that’s the feeling these crystals have. This touch brings energies of communication, with nature, nature spirits, and spirits of the elements, for learning from these beings. Faery/Fairy Frost Crystals can also help us be closer to nature and to care for Mother Earth and the natural world around us. These crystals can promote universal love and open hearts.

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 14 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 14 November 2013 is Lodolite. Lodolite is a type of included quartz crystal with inclusions of many possible colours and types, often having the look of gardens, landscapes, or underwater scenes. Thus, lodolite is often called garden quartz, landscape quartz, or scenic quartz. It’s often used in meditation practises. Another metaphysical use of lodolite is to bring energies to effect manifestation of one’s desires. Lodolite is also said to enhance communication with beings on the spiritual plane and heighten one’s spiritual energies. It is used mystically to increase ESP and bring knowledge from your past lives. Lodolite is said to bring loving energies and energies of gentle strength. Mystically and in crystal healing, lodolite is purported to be an excellent healing stone bringing strong healing energies and energetic shifting so that healing will occur. Lodolite is associated primarily with the crown chakra.

Lodolite AKA Inclusion Quartz is helpful for enhancing ones sensitivity to energy. This quartz has a fantastic healing vibration and has the qualities of clear quartz plus the additional vibrations of their inclusions. this makes Lodolite a very valuable tool for Reiki healing sessions. Lodolite is Clear Quartz with inclusions of many different elements mainly Hematite, Chlorite, Feldspar, and Epidote. Lodolite is helpful when used in meditation practises as it assists one with getting into the meditative state.

Clear Quartz is used for almost every metaphysical purpose, including healing, chakra opening, communication with guides, past-life recall, polarity balancing, enhancement of meditation and dreaming, attracting and sending love. Clear quartz is such an indiscriminate amplifier of whatever energies surround or enter it. This causes issues as it can collect and unusually large amount of psychic debris. This makes it necessary for one to periodically cleanse the crystal. Quartz is capable of dispersing white light into the seven spectral colors. Quartz helps each of us find our own inner light that connects us with the One Light. Magnifiers of psychic and healing energies. Used to help focus and amplify one’s thoughts or intentions.

Hematite is used to harmonise the mind, body, and spirit. This stone helps to boost self esteem and is useful for timid or shy people. It enhances psychic awareness. Used to cleanse the kidneys.

Epidote is useful for opening yourself and others up to spiritual growth, particularly if confused emotions or other such lack of clarity is getting in the way.

Clear quartz is used to stimulate the proteins responsible for hair and fingernail growth. Clear Quartz is a natural barrier for different types of harmful radiation. Hematite cleans the kidneys

Energies: Psychic power, clairvoyance, intuition
Element: Water Element
Chakras: Crown Chakra

The Crystal of the Day Sunday 10 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 10 November 2013 is Orange River Crystals. In Africa the areas where Orange River crystals are mined are remote and barren. Like the river name, most of the crystals have a beautiful orange glow to them. A vast array of formations have been found along this river such as elestials, Genrators, Transmitters, Cathedrals, Star Gazers with a variety of inclusions including Hematite. These crystals are from one of the most inhospitable areas on the planet, yet something of such beauty can be found there. Most of these crystals have phantoms within them, recording lessons of the past, so that progress can be made. They have a rich history and can instill many life lessons. They are amazing teachers if you take the time to listen to their stories.

Most Orange River Quartz has some level of Red Phantom inclusions and Red-phantom quartz crystals are rare. The red phantom is used to stimulate the first three chakras, to combine the energies in order to produce highly recognisable vitality directed toward creativity, intellectual advancement, and intuitive endeavours.

In addition, the red phantom exhibits qualities similar to dioptase; it provides for stimulation of the intelligence of the cellular structure of the body such that the cells may recognise the reason for malfunction, in conditions of disease; it further provides the vitality and creativity for the correction of the malfunction.

Hematite forms a reflective shield around the wearer, letting negativity bounce off and return to the sender. Wearers should remember however, that their own negativity will be reflected to them if they are its source. It is therefore a “lesson stone”, teaching the aware to release and ground their negativity. It is also said to aid in Mental attunement, memory enhancement and in disorders of the blood. Hematite symbolises balance. It is used to ground, stabilise, and focus attention on the physical plane. It is popular among many pagans for its ability to absorb negative energy. Hematite can absorb both positive and negative energy, though it is most often used to absorb negative energy. It is a very easy stone to clear and cleanse, and thus can be used multiple times in the absorption of energy. Hematite has connections to both Fire and Earth.

Colour: deep orangey-red
Energies: grounding, Healing, intuition, Protection
Elements: Fire/Earth
Chakras: All Lower chakras

The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 9 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 9 November 2013 is Larvikite. Larvikite aka Norwegian Moonstone, is a greyish feldspar with vivid silver-blue highlights. It comes from Scandinavia with magic and psychic ability Larvikite – excellent for students as it’s an aid and excellent stone for achievement of goals and learning, it is used to enhance memory capacity and understanding. In addition, Larvikite opens one’s subconscious *teaching on higher levels* clarity of thought is greatly enhanced. A lovely stone that has so much sparkle, reminds me of the stars in the night sky. Larvikite is often used as a tool for lucid dreaming.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Larvikite carries a mysterious magical energy which stimulates inner visions and enhances psychic abilities. It is said to allow one to see the past, including past lives, and to travel psychically through the dimensions. Its strong connection with Earth energies is a boon to those wishing to do Elemental magick and to connect with Nature spirits. It is said to enhance youthfulness and vitality..

It is said to help one read between the lines to understand what others mean on both a conscious and unconscious level. On a physical level, crystal healing lore says that Larvikite is good for renewing and maintaining vitality and youthfulness, as well as brain maintenance and healing. Larvikite is generally associated with the third eye and throat chakras.

energies: healing, psychic abilities, past-life regression
Chakras: Third Eye, Throat