The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 30 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 30 October 2013 is Cavansite. Cavansite is a rare mineral forming small blue sparkling rays of crystals. It is found only in a small area of India. Cavansite is rarely collected due to its scarcity and difficulty of mine access. Cavansite unites the throat and third eye chakras for clear insight, effective communication and greater understanding. Cavansite is a stone of revelation and prophesy, stimulating spiritual breakthroughs.

Cavansite is a stone that aids in many psychic areas. It can stimulate intuition greatly, heightens psychic awareness, stimulates the third eye, and enhances channeling abilities. It is especially helpful in psychic healing and protects the healer during psychic healing sessions. Emotionally, cavansite helps get rid of negative thoughts and beliefs, and inspires new ideas. It helps see what part of life need attention. It also helps one relax. Physically cavansite is helpful for sore throats, general healing, and diseases which it helps eliminate and keep from returning. Cavansite is related primarily to the throat and third eye chakras.

Used with emerald, rose quartz, pink tourmaline or morganite, cavansite enhances the communion of the heart and mind. Used with stilbite, it opens the heart chakra and used with apophyllite, cavansite increases psychic abilities.

Colour: Blue
Element: Wind element
Energies: Psychic, Intuition, Healing
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 16 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 16 October 2013 is Katanganite. Katanganite is a variety of Plancheite, and as such it has the energies of Plancheite as well as its own. It is said to raise vibrations and bring energy and power. Katanganite is a schist, a coarse-grained metamorphic rock that consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates and it is found in Zambia, as a layer of covering – or schist – over Emerald mines there.

Katanganite is used mystically for design, development, fame, strength and courage. Strength and courage is especially seen during stressful times and situations. Katanganite is a stone of protection from negative energies.

Katanganite is a highly psychic stone used especially for clairvoyance, clairaudience, astrology, and automatic writing, as well as finding and working with Spirit Guides. It is said to help bring positive energy from the planets as they move through the Houses of astrology..

Katanganite is used for meditation and visualisation. In crystal healing it’s used for tonsilitis, throat cancer and illnesses of the throat, and coagulation of the blood.

Energies: Energy, clairvoyance, healing, protection
Chakras: Throat Chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 8 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 8 October 2013 is Moldavite. Moldavite is a type of tektite, which are thought to have been created by various meteors landing on Earth. Moldavite comes in shades of green, from olive to deep forest. There are a rare amount of light, intensely Emerald green Moldavites that are referred to as “Poison” green. Moldavite can have a sharp, pointy appearance or a more pitted yet smooth look.

Moldavite is believed to have been used for thousands of years as a sacred stone. The excavation of the famous Venus of Willendorf found numerous items made from Moldavite, such as amulets, talismans and knife blades. This dates back approximately 25 thousand years ago. In Czechoslovakian history, Moldavite was believed to bring blessings and harmony to marital relationships and were given as a traditional betrothal gift. The green alien stone has even been linked to Arthurian lore and the Holy Grail, with one writing describing the Holy Grail not as a cup, but as a stone, while others hold that the Grail is a cup carved from a crystal emerald that fell from the sky. Today, Moldavite is used in carvings, religious artifacts and as various pieces of jewelry.

Many people have credited their Moldavite stones as being the catalyst for dramatic and rapid life changes. Some even warn against purchasing this stone unless you are willing, able and ready to let go of the old and embrace the new. Transformation, communication and healing all seem to surround this stone in folklore, history and personal experiences, making it a truly unique and powerful stone to use for spiritual and healing purposes.

**Beware of fake Moldavite**
Ask the seller where the stone is from. Moldavite is a tektite found only in Europe’s Moldau River Valley, located in what is today the Czech Republic. If the seller claims the stone was mined anywhere but this region, it is almost definitively a fake. There ARE dark grey to black “Moldavite”, however, there are some sellers from China on eBay selling “Black diamond Moldavite” which is fake. A few simple tests can tell you if you have the right one:

1. If it has a blue cast to it, it may very likely be bottle glass. Also, large pieces of moldavite are extremely rare so be aware of those & do your research.

2. Examine the moldavite with an eye toward colour and texture. Moldavites vary in colour from a dusty green to a deep olive hue, but the colours tend to be muted and dusky. While moldavites can be both smooth and spiky, no moldavites are as smooth and pristine as cut glass. If the moldavite you are examining is smooth, shiny and bright-green in color, you are most likely looking at a fake moldavite that was produced by melting green glass bottles into a new shape.

3. Pay attention to the source of your moldavite stone. Whilst vendors for moldavite are located around the world, moldavite itself is mined only in Eastern Europe, most commonly in the Czech Republic. The comet that is believed to have crashed into Earth, creating moldavite deposits upon impact, landed only once in what was formerly southern Bohemia. Minor deposits have been found in isolated pockets of Sweden, Austria and Germany, but comparatively little moldavite is mined in these regions. Therefore if the seller claims his moldavite was mined anywhere other than the Czech Republic, the stone is most likely a fake.

4. Be aware that the larger the moldavite, the higher the price. The largest moldavite ever mined weighed approximately 260 grams, just under half of a pound. Consequently, many retailers of fake Moldavite will try to scam potential customers with “inside deals” on even larger and more fabulous moldavites. In reality, stones weighing more than 30 grams are extremely unusual (especially if priced under £682 / $1,000), so moldavites weighing more than that should be regarded with skepticism.

5. Try to purchase moldavite in person from a vendor instead of anonymously online, in order to actually touch the stone. Many moldavite enthusiasts, such as the proprietor of Moldavite for Me, and new-age healers claim that the stone’s outer-space origins imbued it with unique energies and vibes. It is postulated that when you touch the moldavite your hands will tingle and you may experience dizziness and lightness in the head. While the touch test is not a guaranteed method of authentication, it is something to bear in mind when shopping for moldavite stones.