Black Amber is a highly protective stone, even more so than its clear counterpart. It is Amber mixed with soil or parts of the tree from which the fossilized resin oozed. You can tell the difference by holding it up to the light and seeing the patches of Amber shine out. The ones pictured are red, green and yellow. Black Amber creates a powerful shield against psychic attack, especially when gridded in a triangular formation, and blocks psychic vampires from stealing your energy. If you are energetically depleted, the stone helps you to feel much less vulnerable. It creates a strong sense of being safely cradled in safe space and encourages you to ‘self-care’. To attend to your own needs as well as constantly giving to others – a powerful reason for energetic depletion in therapists and carers. Place it on the base and sacral chakras to absorb and transmute negative energy and release blockages to kundalini energy flow. However, it has to actually be Amber, not the anthracite that is being widely sold as ‘Black Amber’.
“Ultimately, we can stop the cycle of pain and bliss and replace it with a fundamental feeling of oneness.
“Living Beyond the Five Senses” ― Teresa L. DeCicco, PhD
Amethyst Aura Quartz c. Judy Hall
Chakras: Third Eye, Soma, Causal Vortex, Heart Seed and Alta Major.
These particular Amethyst Auras have been created by bonding Magnesium and Platinum onto a clear Quartz base rather than Amethyst (which creates a much denser, more masculine vibration). Amethyst Aura immediately goes to an extremely high spiritual level, with great clarity, to create a sense of spiritual wholeness. But it also takes you into your own core essence. It’s no wonder it’s also called ‘Celestial Aura’. It has a soft, gentle ‘innocent’ energy that is powerfully feminine, a real goddess crystal but, to my mind, a sky goddess rather than an earthy one.
Perfect for Pisces and others with ‘loose boundaries’, this highly mystical crystal is a bringer of light containing esoteric knowledge. Raising consciousness and connecting with universal energies, it takes you into another world or other lives. Protective Labradorite creates an interface between your own personal energy field and that of another person. Deflecting unwanted energies from the energy bodies and preventing energy leakage, it is excellent for screening yourself whilst allowing awareness of what is happening in another field. You do not take on thoughts and feelings, but remain objectively aware. Labradorite aligns the physical and etheric bodies and accesses soul purpose, raising consciousness and grounding spiritual energies into the physical body. This crystal opens intuition and activates psychic gifts. It draws messages from the unconscious mind to the surface, facilitating understanding internal conflicts and multiple agendas. Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities. It strengthens trust in your Self and the universe. [Extracted from The Crystal Companion]
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]
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