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 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 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

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 Tuesday 3 December 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 3 December 2013 is Blue Sponge Coral in correspondence with Mars, today’s planet.

Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’. Red is considered the most sought after colour but coral also can be found in blue,pink, white, yellow and black.
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. It 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.

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Libra (ancient)
Planet:  Mars
Birthstone:  Jan, Apr, Oct, Nov (Ancient)
Chakra:  Root, Heart
Energies:  Power, healing, meditation, protections

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 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 for Tuesday 26 November 2013

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The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 26 November 2013 is Carnelian which is a variety of chalcedony.  Carnelian is an energy booster, protects from bad vibrations, guards against poverty, helps give a sense of humour, calms the temper, and can even increase the appetite.

Colour:  Red-Orange
Birthstone: May, July, August (ancient)
Zodiac:  Virgo (also Aries, Taurus)
Planet:  Mars
Energies:  Power, Healing
Chakra: second chakra – spleen

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