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

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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 Thursday 7 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 7 November 2013 is Ocean/Orbicular Jasper. Ocean Jasper (also called Orbicular Jasper) is an unusual jasper found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar that can only be mined at low tide! The colours vary widely – including white, green, pink, red, black, blue. The wild polka dots, wavy lines, multi-coloured floret patterns of Ocean Jasper make this a gorgeous and exciting stone.

The positive vibrations of Ocean Jasper make it a stone of joy. It stimulates solar plexus, heart and throat chakras, increases expression of love in words and actions, gently brings into focus the positive aspects of ones life, and it brings relaxation and cooperation to the home or workplace. This powerful stone lifts negativity so one can fully appreciate blessings. Ocean jasper is a very calming and soothing stone, as well as one of the most protective. This jasper is specifically used to align all of the chakras. Ocean jasper encourages the love of oneself and of others, the healing of the emotions and the sense of peace it brings helps us connect to nature and all of the earth. Ocean Jasper attracts the Devics (nature sprites or faerie kingdom), it is used to encourage the acceptance of responsibility and also thought to increase patience.

Physically this stone is thought to be useful in removing toxins from the physical body as well as the aura.

Ocean Jasper is now mined out and its availability becomes more rare. Jasper needs direct contact with the skin, after each use, the stone should be cleaned under warm running water and recharged overnight in a bowl of tumbled hematite stones.

Colours: Wide variety of swirling colours
Zodiac: Scorpio, Aries, and Virgo
Energies: Power, Protection, Love
Chakras: Solar plexus chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 31 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 31 October 2013 is Dumortierite. Dumortierite is a stone that teaches you to stand up for yourself. It will help you to take control of your own life and increase your level of patience. This crystal is very stimulating to the brain and brings enhanced intellectual abilities as it assists with all mental skills, both mathematical and language based. It is highly stimulating to the pineal gland located behind the third eye in the forehead. If you have the potential to develop psychic powers, it is a powerful stone to amplify many psychic gifts.

These stones will aid you if you work in psychic employment, including if you work in the astrology field, or are a tarot reader. Your accuracy, in your interpretation of the information that you receive from the Divine mind is aided by this stone. They help you to stabilise your emotions, and this is helpful as these stones can create a large degree of change. If you are willing to work with the change, these crystals bring many gifts to you. They will also assist you to be patient which is always an asset especially if you work with the public.

It is primarily a stone of the third eye chakra but it will also have a beneficial effect within the crown chakra and the throat chakra. The pineal gland is located within the third eye chakra and is located behind the middle of the forehead. It is this area, the origin of psychic ability, that is highly stimulated by the use of this stone.

Hold them in your hand when you do a psychic meditation, as natural crystals of Dumortierite have a strong frequency that may assist you to hear the voice of the Divine and may aid you with mental telepathy or the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Dumortierite’s vibration is quite obvious, and if you are already using your psychic powers they will enhance these quite quickly with regular use.

Through its action in the throat chakra, you gain elevated abilities to communicate more clearly and this stone’s energy may aid your psychic communication abilities. Using these lovely blue stones may bring through past life visions, as well as enhancing most psychic skills.

This crystal also has an extraordinary capacity to help you to acquire many psychic gifts. This includes most of the best known ones, such as psychometry, clairvoyant abilities, clairaudience and developing intuition. It will also assist you to develop some of the less well known psychic powers, including prophetic vision, psychic knowing, channelling, automatic writing and psychokinesis.

This stone is also a stone for helping those of you with addictions, to more easily work through the issues involved. It will help you with problems of addictions by highlighting the patterns in your current life that underlie why you have these addictions. By keeping a piece of Dumortierite under your pillow at night, this will be an effective way to get the stones energy to work with you for a long period of your day. Alternatively (or as well) you may prefer to wear it during the day. Just keep it within your aura to gain the most from its unique vibration.

These powerful blue stones are on the Zodiac Birthstones list. They make beautiful crystal jewelry, and as they are a Virgo birthstone you should be able to buy jewelry made from these stones, although they are not as common as some stones. The best type to wear would be pendants and earrings or Dumortierite stone bead necklaces. If you wear it as close as possible to the chakra that it vibrates to the most, and the area you want to develop, this will aid you the most.

It is reasonably easy to buy these stones, so if you want, put a tumblestone of blue Dumortierite in your pocket so that you keep the energy of it working on you all day.

There are some stones that are both grounding and psychic protection stones and keeping one of these on you is important when you are working with your psychic gifts. Black Tourmaline, Sugilite, Amber and Amethyst Crystals are all highly recommended for this purpose and may also aid you in other ways.

If you combine Dumortierite with Iolite Stones, Sugilite, Purple Amethyst Crystals, Unakite, Hematite Crystals, Staurolite or Dravite aka Brown Tourmaline, in any combination, it will be effective in helping you to beat addictions.

Combining this stone with Blue Sapphire or Azurite Stone will aid mental capacity. It will help you to restructure your DNA when combined with Green Prehnite and Golden Rutilated Quartz.

Phenacite and White Azeztulite are two of the high crystal energy stones that are beneficial to combine with this stone.

Lapis Lazuli Stones, Lazulite and Arfvedsonite are blue crystals that are also third eye chakra stones and are effective in combination with this stone to deepen psychic abilities.

Used in meditation with Vanadinite or with Que Sera Crystals it may aid you to get answers about how to utilise your psychic gifts.

Septaria stones will also aid you in this area as they are also excellent aids for psychic protection.

It is beneficial to combine it with other stones that help to enhance your willpower including Libyan Desert Glass, Sardonyx, Iron Pyrite, Preseli Bluestone, Carnelian and Pietersite.

If you are doing spiritual development work you can become ungrounded. It is a good idea to regularly do spiritual grounding to make sure that you keep yourself healthy. Take preventative actions regularly such as doing a grounding meditation into the earth star chakra.

Birthstone: Virgo
Energies: Psychic power, clairvoyance, intuition
Element: Wind Element
Chakras: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 23 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 23 October 2013 is Sugilite (aka Luvulite). Sugilite is considered one of the most important love stones. It represents spiritual love and wisdom – opening and aligning all the chakras to love with its beautiful purple rays. This loving stone teaches and protects in matters of spiritual quests, love, and forgiveness.

Sugilite protects the soul from shocks and trauma, clears disappointments and relieves spiritual tension, brings light and love to the darkest situations, and aids forgiveness by eliminating hostility.

Place sugilite on the third eye to alleviate despair. Hold to the forehead for headaches. To increase protective energies of sugilite, combine with amethyst. To assist in the grounding of light in the physical world, combine with hematite.

Sugilite teaches you how to live from your own truth. It imparts the ability to face unpleasant conditions, encourages positive thoughts, and releases emotional turmoil.

Healing properties of sugilite:
Sugilite is used by healers for dyslexia, pain relief, motor disfunction. Light coloured sugilite is used to purify lymph and blood.

Colour: deep purple with black
Energies: Power, Protection, Healing, Love
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 17 October 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 17 October 2013 is Larimar. Larimar is one of the cardinal Water element stones, yet is born of Fire in its volcanic origins. One of the few crystals to balance the polarities of these energies, Larimar cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress and nurtures the physical and emotional bodies. It is powerful in meditation and in connecting to the Divine Feminine, and is particularly helpful in releasing emotional bonds, patterns or principles that no longer serve the highest good. A stone of clear communication, it provides the strength and courage needed to speak openly from the heart.

A rare blue variety of Pectolite, Larimar is found only in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. It occurs as needle-like crystals, grown together in a solid mass and forms in cavities within basaltic lava. The copper substitution in Pectolite instead of calcium produces beautiful translucent shades of soft blues, white and turquoise marked with streaks and patterns of white, and may contain red or brown areas of oxidation or Hematite inclusions. The more intense the blue and contrast within the stone, the rarer and higher its value. Note: blue is photosensitive and may fade over time if exposed to too much light or heat.

Larimar is also known as the Dolphin Stone, Blue Pectolite, Atlantis Stone, and Stefilia’s Stone. Originally discovered in 1916, it was named by the Dominican who re-discovered it in 1974, taking the first letters of his daughter’s name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for the sea, mar, to create Larimar.

Use Larimar to overcome fear of doctors, hospitals, injections or surgery. It promotes clear and confident communication with health personnel.

Larimar is a wonderful stone for mothers, during and after pregnancy. It helps in alleviating post-partum depression, and relaxes the stress associated with new parenthood.

As a soothing Water element stone, Larimar cools hot tempers and guides excessive passion into peace. It may be used to diminish the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, and when one’s kundalini energies have become uncomfortably active.

As a crystal of the Throat Chakra, using Larimar in a pendant or laying-on-of-stones treatment will unleash the voice of one’s deepest wisdom. Singers may also find Larimar a wonderful talisman for enhancing and protecting the voice.

Larimar is an excellent stone for finding a soulmate. It facilitates the healing of unresolved issues or fears, trauma to the heart, or past-life relationships.

Larimar is particularly helpful for cartilage and throat conditions, and dissolves blockages of the head, neck and chest. It may also be laid on constricted joints or arteries.

As a reflexology tool, Larimar opens the acupressure/acupuncture meridians at the feet allowing for the recognition of which painful spots lead to which areas of the body in order to remove and clear the disease.

Larimar is used to enhance alternative treatments, particularly those involving heat, light, and water. It is an antidote to emotional extremes and helps ameliorate bipolar disorders.

Larimar relieves high blood pressure and stress-related illnesses, and may alleviate excessive Fire element energy such as infection, fever and inflammation. It may also be used to treat skin disorders aggravated by stress, such as hives, rashes, eczema and psoriasis.

Larimar is a stone of tremendous benefit to the Throat Chakra, opening the way for clear communication and the ability to speak openly from the heart.

The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.