The Crystal of the Day for Friday 13 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Friday 13 December 2013 is Chrysocolla which corresponds to Venus, Friday’s planet.  Chrysocolla is a very beautiful stone with many beneficial energies. It is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is upset.when undertaking mental change.

Chrysocolla is a stone of peace, increased wisdom, discretion. It promotes level-headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.

Chrysocolla can be placed directly on the affected body part. Laying it on the forehead as a ‘third eye’ offers spiritual benefit.
Helps with infections (especially the throat area)
Used by healers to detoxify the liver, lower blood pressure
Has a cooling effect for fever reduction
Can assist in speeding up recovery from burns
Alleviates cramps
Use with copper to increase the power of chrysocolla.

Energies:  Healing, Power, Love
Planet:  Venus
Chakra:  Fifth Chakra – Throat

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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 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 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

The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 28 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Thursday 28 November 2013 is (to correspond with the planetary day of Jupiter) Imperial Topaz. Imperial Topaz is used to encourage self-realisation and confidence, impart strength to quiet wild emotions, banish bad dreams, bestow charisma on its user, draws love to its wearer, protection against envy, disease, negative magic and sudden or untimely death and combined with tiger eye, topaz will bring wealth and money.

Topaz stimulates the appetite, aids with nervous exhaustion, and activates life force and metabolism.

Zodiac: Sagittarius, Pisces (ancient)
Planet: Jupiter
Birthstone: November Feb, Mar, Sep (Ancient)
Energies: Love, Power, Healing, Protection, Money
Chakra: Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

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