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

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 1 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day Sunday 1 December 2013 is Lemon Quartz as it corresponds with the Sun.  Yellow as a colour energy signifies creativity, organisation, optimism and well-being. Meditation with lemon quartz will enhance focus on your goals with a clear and bright outlook to make your future the way you want it to be! As with all quartz, it can also enhance and give more power to oils and potions.

Chakra:  Solar Plexus
Energies: Protection, Healing, Money, Luck

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 Wednesday 27 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Wednesday  27 November  2013  (to correspond with the planetary day of Mercury) is Tiger Eye (pictured is the Golden Brown, there are also Blue Falcon and Red).  Tiger Eye lets you see everything. Use it for insight and you can be a very lucky person. When used in jewelry the tiger eye may bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight. A personal symbol carved in Tiger eye is excellent for the spiritually advanced to use in meditation.  Tiger’s Eye is sacred to Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet (Bast).

In healing, Tiger’s-eye or Cat’s-Eye is a stone for the mind, not the body. Tiger Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others.

Zodiac:  Pisces, Gemini, Capricorn (Ancient)
Planet:  Mercury
Birthstone:  November (Ancient)
Energies:  Luck, Protection, Healing, Psychic

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

The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 3 September 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 3 September 2013 is Red Coral and its planet is Mars, which is the planet of Tuesday. Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’. It was once believed to be a plant, but is now known to actually contain living animals called polyps. Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. Red is considered the most sought after colour but coral also can be found in pink, white, yellow and black.

Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace. Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. Ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral.

Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualisation.

Coral symbolises life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.

Due to their organic nature, Coral are soft and porous and should only be wiped clean with a moist cloth.

Colour: Red
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Energies: Healing, Luck
Chakra: Heart Chakra