The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 14 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 14 December 2013 is Black Onyx which corresponds with Saturn, Saturday’s planet.  Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships. Onyx guards against negativity. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. It also fortifies self confidence and responsibility, sharpens your senses, and encourages an healthy ego.

Colour:  Black
Planet:  Saturn
Zodiac:  Capricorn
Birthstone:  July
Energies: Protection,  Healing

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 11 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday 11 December  2013  is Jade which corresponds with Mercury. Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love. Carved into a butterfly, in China it is a powerful symbol used to draw love.

Jade can be used to bring money into your life. Create a positive attitude towards money and visualise yourself using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in your power hand. When making an important business decision, use the prosperous energies of jade by holding it while contemplating your course of action. Jade strengthens your mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning.

Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. Place a piece of jade between two purple candles and let the candles burn for a short while. Then carry the jade with you as a protection amulet..

Zodiac:  Pisces, Libra (Ancient)
Birthstone:  May (ancient)
Planet:  Mercury (also Jupiter)
Energies:  Love, Healing, Money, Protection
Chakra:  Fourth Chakra – Heart

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 10 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 10 December 2013 is Watermelon Tourmaline in correspondence with Mars, today’s planet. The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colours in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). As in the gem stone ametrine, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurence in nature.

Watermelon Tourmaline attracts love, balances the male and female energies within yourself, remove imbalances (and guilt) caused by conflicts and confusions:
The green part feeds your life force, while the pink soothes and harmonises. All of the tourmalines are used for their strong healing energies. The watermelon variety is used by crystal healers to encourage a calm, centred state of mind.

Planet:  Mars (also Venus)
Energies: Love, Healing, Power

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 Saturday 7 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Saturday 7 December  2013 is Serpentine which corresponds with Saturn, Saturday’s planet.  Serpentine gets its name from the word ‘serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. It is sometimes called New Jade and occurs in a variety of colours including red, green, brown-red, brown-yellow and white. It has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery.

Serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone. It helps you to find inner peace. Serpentine was carried in ancient Assyria to request the gods and goddesses to provide double blessings. Nursing women used it to regulate their milk supply.

Some of the uses of serpentine include: Protection against poisonous creatures such as snakes, insects, etc., balances mood swings, and encourages the ability to solve conflicts by peaceful means.

Healing properties:  Serpentine can be placed directly on the skin. It is an aid to kidney and stomach complaints, relaxes cramps and menstrual pain and helps women who are unable to reach orgasm due to tension.

Colour:  Green
Planet:  Saturn
Birthstone:  January (ancient)
Energies: Protection,  Healing

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 Wednesday 4 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday  4 December  2013  is Agate which corresponds with Mercury. This is THE stone everyone should have for protection.  Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. Agates have been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times. They were used to ward off storms. They were prized gems in antiquity. The agates with banded colours were placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams. Agates have been thought to be good to harden the gums.

Agate is used for stomach upsets. Place the agate on the solar plexus. The agate can’t change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion. Such as when you are very sad the agate will let you know that this will pass and help you get on to another and better day. This is why the Agate is considered so powerful as it gives us the strength to carry on. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.

Birthstone:  Gemini
Planet:  Mercury
Energies:  Protection, Healing

The Crystal of the Day for Monday 2 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Monday 2 December 2013 is Selenite and is associated with the Moon.  Selenite is named for Selene, Greek goddess of the Moon because of its moon-like glow. Exchanged between lovers, it will bring about reconciliation.  Selenite brings mental clarity, helps one to access angelic guidance, unblocks stagnant energy, and instills a deep peace to the holder. It makes a wonderful protection stone. Place a selenite sphere at the corners of your home to create a peaceful, safe environment that will not be disturbed by outside influences.

Element:  Wind
Chakra:  Third Eye, Crown
Energies:  Healing, Power, Love, 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

The Crystal of the Day for Friday 29 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 29 November 2013 is Turquoise which corresponds to Venus, Friday’s planet.  Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.

Healing properties of Turquoise: neutralises overacidity, alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections; increases growth, muscular strength,
alleviates pain, relaxes cramps, contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
Application: should be worn on the solar plexus
Use with copper to increase the power of turquoise.

Birthstone: December (June, July (Ancient)
Zodiac:  Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Sagittarius (Ancient)
Energies:  Luck, Love, Protection, Healing
Planet:  Venus (also Jupiter)
Chakra: Fifth Chakra – Throat