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

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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 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 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

Almanac For Thursday 28 November 2013 – Jupiter

Thursday  28 November  2013 – Jupiter

Moon Phase – waning – 17% visible  – Moon in Libra

Lunar Day 25

Different traditions contradict each other about this day. Albert the Great considers it to be unfortunate, whilst Vronsky and Veda see it as auspicious for trips and travelling, trade and buying. Veda recommends that important affairs should be started on this day, but Globa believes everyone should be passive and contemplative…

Moon Void-of-Course:  No Moon Void-of-Course today

UK:
Sunrise: 07:40 GMT; Sunset: 15:57 GMT

U.S. and Canada:
Sunrise: 06:57 EST; Sunset: 17:26 EST (add one hour for New Brunswick, Canada) – these are East coast times. Please look in your daily newspaper or online for the times where you are located in the US and Canada. It would be quite impossible to fit them all here, sorry

The planetary hours will begin with Jupiter for the first hour, 2. Mars,  3. Sun, 4. Venus, 5. Mercury, 6. Moon, 7. Saturn, 8. Jupiter, 9. Mars, 10. Sun, 11. Venus, 12. Mercury

In order to figure the planetary hours exactly, figure out the total hours between Sunrise and Sunset (in your time zone), then convert into minutes. Divide by 12 and this will be the exact planetary hour time for each. Remember to accurately figure the sunrise and sunset for your time zone first.

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 Wednesday 20 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 20 November 2013 is Tremolite. This stone has a powerful vibration that helps you to activate the third eye chakra, crown chakra, soul star chakra, and the higher transpersonal chakras and will help you to take the next step needed to move to a new state of being spiritually.

Sleeping with this stone under the pillow after your meditation, brings deep peace and absolute serenity. The dreams that come under this stones influence are quite detailed and seem to have deep meaning and it is worth keeping a dream journal to record them. Writing in a journal may enable you to use the information for your spiritual growth.

This stone’s unique resonance will help you to let go of the things that have been creating anxiety and stress in your life. They supply helpful ways to relieve stress, if you have had stress or anxiety for some time. Although it may be hard to release the need to feel stressed, once you let it go, you may find peace, harmony and clarity and a total freedom from negative feelings.

Tremolite has a balanced energy that is known for its ability to alleviate depression and worry and to help you to let go those things that have been holding you back from your highest good. The deep harmony it creates is combined with a lessening of the fear that today’s world seems to create. The connection with spirit may also help the progression of your spiritual journey.

This stone is known to create in many people the blooming of a mystical experience in which you just seems to know things that you had not known before. It is said that this comes via your connection to your higher self, yet it seems like you have a direct connection to spirit and access to the realms of knowledge contained there.

The Crystal of the Day for Monday 18 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Monday 18 November 2013 is Kundalini Quartz. Kundalini awakening entails the kundalini energy moving up the spine from base to crown and is associated with the idea of ‘enlightenment’. It has been written about in literature for a long time. The process revolves around the concept that you have a kundalini serpent, that is said to reside at the base of your spine and is wrapped three and a half times around the sacrum, until it is roused.

When this serpent rises up and makes its way to the crown, you are said to be enlightened. Be aware that many people have health issues from the awakening of their kundalini, so make sure that you educate yourself well before purposely performing any process to make this happen. Individuals vary, and although kundalini awakening may often happen spontaneously, it may take years of doing certain spiritual practises. Some of these are very special, in-depth practises, and by using specific crystals at the same time, it is possible to aid the process to awaken the kundalini serpent.

If you desire to use crystals to do this, some of the best stones to use are Aurora Quartz or Serpentine Stone. Using these crystals as part of the process is very useful, as they are known to alleviate some of the possible discomfort that it is possible to feel.

Using either Serpentine Stone or Aurora Quartz allows you to clear the chakras as the movement occurs. If you feel you want to participate in these practises please ensure that you take advice from extremely knowledgeable experts, as some people have been known to have bad side effects from doing this.

Chakras: Crown Chakra
Element: Earth Element

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