Perfect for February and the sign of Aquarius, Grape Chalcedony epitomises the ‘brotherhood of humanity’, showing how everything is interconnected. Sedative and calming, Grape Chalcedony cleanses perception, identifying what is important, helping you sit in stillness and simply be. Activating the karma of grace that says you only have to do enough, its tranquil gentleness dismantles defences and opens your heart. A wonderful emotional support, soothing fears it heals the inner terrorist that sneakily whispers fear into the heart. Drawing like-minded people together for mutual support, it reminds that, even when you appear to be totally alone, help is available. A stone of inspiration that encourages trust, Grape Chalcedony facilitates finding your karmic strengths. It decongests the body through lymph flow. [Extracted from The Crystal Companion]
Pinolith is the perfect stone with which to start 2018 as it helps us to look forward joyfully to what is to come and supports New Year resolutions. A mix of Magnetite and Dolomite, Pinolith is a soothing stress-reliever that eases feelings of hurt, loneliness, sorrow or anxiety. Instilling an optimistic approach to life, it reminds you that all life is a spiritual experience. It overcomes petulance, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. Detoxifying mind and body, Pinolith places unconditional love into circumstances where a partner faces issues such as addiction, reminding you not to become an enabler. It opens the heart chakra to loving yourself and wholeheartedly loving another while setting boundaries. Bringing peace of mind, Pinolith stimulates visualisation and creativity. [Extracted from The Crystal Companion]
Sunstone is excellent for overcoming S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It revitalizes the body and lifts dark moods. If you have lost your enthusiasm for life, Sunstone remotivates, facilitating self-empowerment and instilling awareness of your own value. It dissolves codependency, and supports independence. This highly energetic stone overcomes procrastination, giving the impetuous to move forward. It detaches from feelings of being sabotaged or discriminated against, encouraging optimism and enthusiasm. The crystal acts as a spiritual compass and heightens intuition. Removing hooks located in the chakras or energy bodies, it is extremely beneficial for tie-cutting with energy vampires or previous partners. [Extract from The Crystal Companion]
You’ll find full details of this layout for clearing seasonal affective disorder in Crystal Grids, available January 2. Pre-order yours now.
A new find from the Jade Fields of Wyoming, Prairie Tanzanite is a Zoisite that ranges from pink to purple. A peace-inducing combination of Tanzanite and White Jade, it creates a grounded spirituality. My crystal group dubbed it ‘the Lullaby stone’ because it instantly sent them into a deeply relaxed state before taking them into a higher state of consciousness. I’ve never known the room to be so still during a crystal evaluation. Usually everyone talks at once in their excitement at sharing the same perceptions. This time it was much more laid back. I’d already discovered it to be a profoundly calming and centering stone that kept my blood pressure down during a period of extreme frustration and which eventually brought the project through to a successful completion. The grid grew with each passing day and worked best when centred around one of the pinker stones. It was located on my dining room table so was directly under my bed and it helped me to put aside my concerns and sleep at night. During the evaluation, several people commented on the effect the stone was having on their teeth and on the causal chakra. Given how peaceful it made us feel, we all felt that it would be helpful for ADHD, kids who were not sleeping, and PTSD.
We also noticed a powerful connection with green nature spirits and elementals, or perhaps more accurately sprites. And the purple connected to the cosmic devas and cosmic dust coming to earth.
Further details can be found on my crystal community crystal pages.
Yowah Nut: The Polarity Balancer will be the recommended crystal for October on the main website. This is your opportunity to obtain yours first.
Yowah Nut c. Judy Hall
A fairly-new-to-the-market stone that is perfect for Libra and everyone else who needs to find balance in their lives, Yohwah Nut is a beautiful Opal concretion found only in Queensland, Australia. Sometimes with brightly coloured opalescent windows, at other times a more grounded and resolute brown with fiery veins. Both are extremely potent. When I unpacked them, I discovered just how good they are at instantly raising kundalini. Here’s what I’ve just written about it for The Crystal Companion (which has a severely restricted word count so you’re touching the pure essence of the stone here):
A combination of strong, protective Ironstone and delicate, cherishing Opal, a Yowah Nut balances polarities. It holds dualities such as mother and father, male and female, positive and negative, yin and yang in equilibrium giving each the appropriate amount of power and influence. It is helpful for balancing the inner parental voices with the inner child’s need. The Nut has a powerful connection to Mother Earth and her nurturing powers, reminding us that we are all her children. Used for shamanic journeying, it takes you safely into the lower shamanic world for soul retrieval and integration work. On the dantien, it raises kundalini.
Pyramids and tumblestone. Shungite images c. www.astrologywise.co.uk
Shungite is the perfect crystal for September. This is health-conscious Virgo’s month. Virgo knows the value of purity and discernment and Shungite is the number one crystal for detoxifying and protecting against pollutants of all kinds. Research has shown it to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral with a host of other health benefits. It is first and foremost the best crystal for protecting those who are electro-sensitive from the detrimental effects of electromagnetic fields. Grid it around your house and any electrical equipment, wear it, make Shungite water with it and drink it regularly. Stick it to your phone or on your smart meter. Above all, remember to cleanse it frequently as it is the most effective soaker-upper of negative energy that there is.
P.S. Personally I’ve drunk Shungite Water made from raw Shungite in a filter jug for years with very beneficial effects on my well-being (you’ll find details of how to make it in my books and in the crystal community on my website). I also put Elite Shungite in my water bottle to keep the water fresh. But if you prefer, you can make the water by the indirect method using Elite Shungite.
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