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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This beautiful combination is now being sold as a pair under the name Tanzurine. It is perfect for August which is the heart-centred Leo month. Leos are here to learn about the power of keeping the heart centre open no matter what. Not in a pouring it all out indiscriminately way, but as a gentle expansive energy that brings the three-chambered heart chakra into balance (see Crystal Prescriptions 4 for more details on this high vibration chakra that brings together the heart, higher heart and heart seed chakras). Here’s what I wrote to a strict word count, very compressed and concise. (There’s more info below.)
These two colours complement each other. The soft energy is excellent for harmonising the heart and immune system. In synergistic partnership, Tanzurine restores the rhythm of life, resetting the physiological and subtle energy systems. If polarity has been reversed, the pair restore normality. They act on the electrical system of the heart, regulating it. A natural pacemaker, Tanzurine calms an over-active heartbeat and stimulates a sluggish one. The combination expands the heart chakra, creating a greater capacity for giving and receiving unconditional love. Tanzurine releases old ties and resentment and encourages speaking about the hurts incurred. Once release has taken place, the stones stimulate forgiveness.
Appearance: Combination of clear Quartz with flecks of colour throughout or clear coloured Quartz.
Colour: Cherry Quartz: purplish-red. Emerald Quartz: emerald green
Composition: Cherry Quartz: Lepidolite (Lithium) mica in Quartz
Emerald Quartz: Fuchsite mica in Quartz
Qualities: Emerald Quartz is an opener, Cherry Quartz a charger. Together in synergistic partnership, these gentle stones restore the rhythm of life. Resetting the whole physiological and subtle energy systems. If a polarity has been reversed, the crystals restore the correct polarity. These two crystals acting together form a natural pacemaker for the heart creating an infinity loop over it. They calm a pounding heart and regulate an erratic pulse or stimulate a sluggish heartbeat. Place one above the heart on the higher heart (thymus) chakra and one over the heart seed at the base of the breastbone. The heartbeat quickly indicates which needs to go above and which below. Together they act on the electrical system of the heart, regulating it.
At a subtle level the combination expands the energy of the heart chakra, creating a greater capacity for the giving and receiving of unconditional love.
Cherry Quartz placed over the thymus stimulates deep breathing with more air being taken in, resulting in reoxygenation of the whole body.
The combination also stimulates (Cherry) or soothes (Emerald) the autoimmune system returning it to balance when over- or under-active.
Placing the crystals on the heart seed and higher heart chakras releases spinal tension and contraction, extending the spine. A noticeable reduction in arthritic pain is quickly produced.
Emotionally, placing the crystals over the heart and then placing two more in the groin creases, or between the thumb and first finger of each hand, which is then placed in the groin crease, enables the releasing of old ties and resentment and encourages speaking about the hurts incurred. Once the release has taken place, the stones soothe the heart and stimulate forgiveness.
Using the crystals before bed ensures an excellent night’s sleep and is particularly useful in cases of prolonged insomnia.
Healing: heart and circulation, thymus, autoimmune and respiratory systems, spinal contraction, insomnia, arthritis, spine, sleep patterns
My thanks to Gillian McBriar and Terrie Celest for assisting with the research.
Cancer is the zodiac sign most concerned with mothering and nurturing and it’s a sign that holds firmly onto the past. Matriarchal Smokies, July’s recommended crystal, help to clear the matriarchal line and heal future generations. These are a particular type of Smoky Quartz that is especially suited to using around the navel. The navel can be an extremely vulnerable area. It is known as the tummy ‘button’ for good, although probably largely unconscious, reasons. It can be the trigger point for ancestral memories to surface, especially of fear and trauma. Working with crystals such as Matriarchal Smokies around the navel to expand and release subtle memory patterns can be highly effective. Particularly as energy gaps, rips and tears may be present at this site in the subtle energies bodies as well as in the physical. The navel (‘tummy button’) is not a chakra as such but it is where the connection to the mother and the matriarchal line is strongest pre-birth, as nutrients – physical or subtle – have to pass through the umbilical cord. It is a potent place for ancestral line connection and the passage of transgenerational messages, both via DNA and matriarchal imperatives. The placenta, which is designed to be a life-support system for the unborn child, may in fact carry a toxic soup of all the mother’s emotions and ancestral traumas. If the psychic umbilical cord is not cut, The Mother and her demands dominate. Matriarchal Smokies are the answer. (For more information see Crystals for karmic healing, soul reintegration and ancestral clearing. An A-Z guide. Volume 6, to be published end July 2017.)
Using your Matriarchal Smokies
Place four to eight of the Smokies around your navel pointing inwards and visualise all the energy that is not yours being drawn into the centre and leaving via the etheric cords. You may find that you need to add additional crystals to the base or other chakras if these also need to release. A Flint at your feet assists the process. A light bearing crystal above your head also assists the process.
June is chatty Gemini’s month. It’s a talkative time and Aquamarine’s calming energies reduce stress and quieten the mind. This crystal removes extraneous thought. It filters information reaching the brain so that only that which is relevant is retained. In this way it clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect and clears up confusion. Aquamarine is an excellent stone for the throat chakra. It clears blocked communication and aids self expression. This stone is helpful in understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. Aquamarine stimulates your psychic abilities. Meditating with it helps you to recognise the difference between thinking, feeling and responding to your intuition. In this way, you can clearly express your Self. Gemini is a dual sign, showing two faces, and Aquamarine helps you to view emotional issues with an insightful, dispassionate perspective, raising you up out of fear. It is useful for breaking self-defeating programmes and bringing unfinished business to a conclusion. This stone has a particular affinity with sensitive people and with those who are overwhelmed by responsibilities. Conversely, it helps you to take responsibility for yourself and your decisions.
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The beautiful colours of new Prairie Tanzanite resonate well with the sensual earthiness of Taurus, who appreciates the finer things of life, making this the perfect stone for May. 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. The stone digs deep down into the throat to release prohibitions on speaking truth, giving clarity into what needs to be said. Prairie Tanzanite also creates freedom from external pressures, offering the space in which to make decisions. This is a profoundly calming and centering stone during periods of stress and extreme frustration. It helps you to put aside concerns and sleep at night. It is helpful for ADHD and hyperactivity and for healing PTSD. The stone has a powerful connection with nature spirits and elementals and the purple connects to the cosmic devas and so integrates high vibrational downloads into the planet and the physical body. [There’s more info on this amazing stone in the member’s community.]