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Cleansing Your Gemstone

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How to clean your Gemstones

There are many ways to cleanse a gemstone. My preferred ways methods are to blow on them, use my hands and energize them then sweep the unwanted energy out into the air and towards the window, lastly i always put certain crystals in the window sill so they can recharge in the sunlight and moonlight..i’ll leave the ones i plan on not wearing for a month or so in there. Yes, it may be a long time to some people but if you take only the gems you won’t use for a while to put into the window to charge..you will forget about them for a while.

One simple way to cleanse a gemstone is to run cold water and hold the stone in your hands while water run over and through your cupped hands. You can also place your stone in the ocean to clean it, this method is beneficial since, salt water is very healing and purifying. I have heard some people bury a crystal as well. Placing a gemstone in soil sounds so organic. Of course those who know me, know how organic i like like to be. However, If you choose this method to cleanse your gemstones, please mark the ground where you place your stone. you certainly do not want to misplace it! Not a good idea, right… Exactly what i was thinking. So there is another way to bury a stone, it just came to me. You can use a flower pot with soil in it..Or even better use a pot with a plant in it and place some stones around the plant. I do this one and my plants grow very healthy too. Some crystals will want to stay in the soil with the plants. You will be able to tell if you should remove the crystal or not, by what you intuitively feel about it.

Plants and crystals can communicate with us. Yes its true. Anyway, I will save that information for another time. That’s definitely worth writing another blog post about. Another cool way to cleanse a gemstone is to do a meditation while holding your stones, then visualize running them through a fire. Be careful not to burn yourself during your visualization. Your meditation should feel good! OK Alright, i think we covered all the popular gemstone cleansing methods. Any other ways you prefer to cleanse your gems, please share your method and leave a comment.

Now we have covered cleansing gems with the 4 elements: earth, air, fire and water. There is just one more way you can cleanse your gems. HA! You can use the 5th element. What the heck is that you ask? Well you can use your third eye. Place a gemstone at your third eye and reset the gemstone back to clear. The third eye is localized in the pituitary body and the pineal gland. It is located at the point between the eyebrows. The third eye point expands up to the middle of the forehead when opened. Cleansing method and time depend on you. Some people say that darker stones should be cleansed for a longer period of time. Some say once a week is  sufficient for all stones that are worn on a regular basis. Crystals should be cleansed at some point, no matter which method you choose. People often wonder why gemstones need cleaning, they are in the atmosphere where they pick up energy, which is always traveling between everything. Gemstones can pick up anything in a room or space. For instance, If energy is left over from an argument, gemstones will pick that up too. Alright that’s all for now. Have fun with your crystals! Show them some love.

Zircon’s Brilliance~

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A beautiful natural gemstone called Zircon, not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia, which is laboratory-grown diamond imitation.  Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate. The crystal structure of zircon istetragonal crystal system. Zircon’s chemical formula is ZrSiO4. It’s name comes from the Persian word ‘zargun’, which means ‘gold-coloured’. The English word “Zircon” is derived from “Zirkon,” which is the German adaptation of these words. Zircon is known to assist with inducing sleep, It bestows social prestige and protection from enemies. Also attracts prosperity, and encourage tranquility and wisdom. Calms the nervous system, protects against depression, used to gain spiritual insight, also increases appetite and awareness.

Zircon occurs in a wide range of colors like green, red, yellow, brown, and orange. Its most popular color is various shades of blue. This color Zircon is used as an alternative birthstone for December. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond; these specimens are also known as “Matura diamond“.  It occurs in igneous rocks, in metamorphic rocks and in sedimentary rocks. Large zircon crystals are rare. Their average size in granite rocks is about 0.1–0.3 mm, but they can also grow to sizes of several centimeters.

English: Zircon :: Locality: Tigerville, Green...
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Fire Agate!

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Fire agate is Deep fiery red and brown with internal blast or ‘fire’, the result of a layer of clear agate over a layer of hydrothermally-deposited hematite, this crystal often exhibits a brightly colored, complexly banded pattern. Balances the root chakra. Agate is formed when water that is concentrated with silica comes into contact with iron oxide, and permeates into rock crevices to form an additional layer of rock.

Fire agate is a form of quartz with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Found in the southwestern USA and Mexico. Agate is a micro-crystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.

Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls. Agate has also been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Fire agate can be hard to find.  

 

Fire Agate Metaphysical Properties and Benefits

 

Courage

Entrepreneurship 

Passion

Stomach

Healing

Power

Protection

Nervous

Endocrine systems

Night vision

Reduce hot flashes

Increases mental capability

Mental processing

Learning 

Lepidolite: Lepidolite is known as the stone of transformation.

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Lepidolite was discovered in the eigtheenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word ‘lila’ meaning play, game).  Scientists eventually renamed the stone lepidolite, from the Greek lepidos ‘scale’ and lithos ‘stone’.

Only found in regions where dikes of this type are exposed, as in New England, particularly in Maine, and at Portland, Connecticut, and San Diego County, California. Well-formed crystals up to an inch or more across are found at Auburn, Maine. Fine-grained aggregates are common in many Maine localities, and are associated with microlite at Dixon, New Mexico. The coarsest crystals form bladed aggregates at Ohio City, Colorado. Foreign localities include: Minas Gerais, Brazil; Madagascar; VarUtrask, Sweden; Southwest Africa; Western Australia; Ural Mountains, Russia and Germany.

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Every piece of Lepidolite is believed to have its very own keeper – or guardian spirit. It is believed that this stone chooses you – instead of you actually choosing it. This keeper of the stone will guide you in your sleep (if you wish it) to other lands inside of your dream world. Lepidolite helps to clear out all the redundant messages and voices from our past that hold us back from happiness or success. It attracts friends and acquaintances to you who are supportive and bring opportunities to move forward in life.

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is extremely useful in the reduction of depression as well as stress. It will promote self love and patients by bringing a strong inner calm. Lepidolite is known as the stone of transformation. It is wonderful for dream work, and for dream recall. Lepidolite can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture. Lepidolite is very useful in balancing your emotional body and calming the mind. It activates the heart chakra, releasing an expansive, loving energy. It is also a stone of spiritual purification. It helps you disengage your sense of identity from the experiences you has had in the past, and instead encourages you to identify solely with the presence of the Creator and the present moment. Lepidolite enhances physical grace, encourages the eyes to see beauty, lends eloquence to your speech and teaches you to listen with compassionate, patient attention.

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Placed on the body, Lepidolite is used to locate the site of the body’s dis-ease; vibrating gently to indicatethe source. Lepidolite will strengthen the immune system, and It can help to relieve allergies, exhaustion, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. This crystal is recommended for the relief of the cravings that come from addiction withdrawal.  Lepidolite helps with sleep disorders. It Lessens the effect of most joint pain like arthritis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel by allowing the muscles to fully relax.

Lepidolite also clears electromagnetic pollution and is an excellent stone to wear while using your computer.  When Mica is present in the stone is greatly amplified. You can try bathing with a few pieces of lepidolite in your bath water, which is a wonderful way to use the energies of this stone.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidolitehttp://www.sunnyray.org/Lepidolite-properties.htm,  http://www.healingcrystals.com/Lepidolite_Articles_80.html

The Energy Conductor! Kyanite

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This mystically crystal is one of my favorites. Kyanite is a well-known energy conductor in the metaphysical world. In energy sessions Kyanite  assists with distribution of  any other crystals properties.  Another preferred way to use this stone is to use it during reiki attunements for amazing results.

Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as “kyanos“, meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Kyanite in metamorphic rocks generally indicates pressures higher than 4 kilobars.

Kyanite is mostly known for its shimmery, metallic look and feel. Although, there are other colors of Kyanite with similar properties.  there are some differences in their use. Any color will benefit the ongoing healing of the body and aid the development of metaphysical comprehension. There are other colors of Kyanite apart from the color blue. Other colors of Kyanite include: green, orange and indigo. Due to the high vibration of this crystal, its powerful a stone to align the chakras. Other uses of Kyanite include:  the development of telepathy and clairovoiance. This crystaline stone is a perfect match for deep meditation. This gemstone builds the third eye and strengthens the  intuition. Kyanite can balance any chakra, it’s a powerful match for healing the body overall.

Rutilated Quartz

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Natural rutilated quartz crystal contains rutile.

Some call this type of quarts “Sagenite”.  The minerals inside this variation of crystal quartz, looks like light browncolored hair strands.Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxideTiO2.

Rutile is the most common natural form of TiO2. Two rarer polymorphs of TiO2 are known:

Rutile has among the highest refractive indices of any known mineral and also exhibits high dispersion. Natural rutile may contain up to 10% iron and significant amounts of niobium and tantalum.

Rutile derives its name from the Latin rutilus, red, in reference to the deep red color observed in some specimens when viewed by transmitted light.

The Rutile inclusions trapped inside the crystal is a mineral composed of titanium oxide.This stone is also known as the Venus hair stone. The rutiles within the stone may vary in color from dark yellow, black or red. Rutile is a common accessorymineral in high-temperature and high-pressure metamorphic rocks and in igneous rocks.

Rutile, when present in large enough quantities in beachsands, forms an important constituent of heavy mineral sands ore deposits. Miners extract and separate the valuable minerals (typically rutile, zircon, and ilmenite). The main uses for rutile are the manufacture of refractoryceramic, as a pigment, and for the production of titaniummetal. Finely powdered rutile is a brilliant white pigment and is used in paintsplasticspaper, foods, and other applications that call for a bright white color.

Rutilated Quartz is a conductor of energy

Powerful chakra cleansing stone

Psychic expansion, chakra alignment

Concentration and focus

Self-control, self-reliance, and determination

Brings happiness and healing

Rutilated Quartz aids in astral travel

Absorbs mercury poisoning

Repels negativity

 

 

 

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The Colors of Crystal Healing

Allow Crystals to Speak To You In Color~

I Love working with Gemstones as they are like a treasure chest waiting for one to unlock their vast mystery!

Here are the healing colors associated with stones and crystals:

Red: protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.

Pink: calm, sooth, stop distress, help with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love and are good for group rituals.

Orange: for personal power, self esteem. They are connected to the Sun, attract luck and success, assists in positive outcomes.

Yellow: communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.

Green: These are for healing. Eyes, kidneys, stomach, migraines, esp. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance.

Quartz crystals are often used in crystal healing.
Blue: calm emotions, sleep, healing, ulcers and inflammation. Use them in the bath for purification.

Purple: mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, headaches, mental illness, hair problems and sleep.

White: These are ruled by the Moon. Sleep, psychism, promote lactation, protection after dark, gets rid of headaches

Black: self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace, anxiety.

Lodalite

 

A Gazing Stone~

 

My second favorite Gemstone! Waiting until you read the next post. I will post my Favorite gemstone next!

 

Some know this lovely stone by other names. Here are some of its nicknames names: Landscape Quartz; Garden Quartz but its true name is Lodalite Quartz. This Quartz includes minerals such as chlorite, iron and calcite.

 

Here are a few more nicknames this stone is known as: “Seer Quartz” or “Shaman Quartz”. Because of all the sights to see inside of  Lodalite, it is often called Scenic Quartz! It’s often used in meditation practices. Another metaphysical use of lodolite is to bring energies to effect manifestation of one’s desires.

 

Lodalite Quartz is used to look into other worlds and by gazing into it, you are sure to feel a cosmic shift of consciousness.The gemstone is also useful for Shamanic journeying in particular and other journeying as well like: cosmic, soul and personal.

 

This stunning variation of quartz helps you connect to vibrational energies in other realms as well, stimulating growth in areas of other- worldly communication. This crystal is used to protect, for releasing and promoting understanding of one consciousness.

 

Lodalite can be used to stimulate healing of any disease or illness. Its function is to harmonize the higher vibrational energies of the person’s aura. It is believed that physical “dis-ease” is the consequence of “dis-harmony” within the energies of your body. This Quartz is also helpful in deep energetic healing, related to a past life too.

Yummy! Rose Quartz

 

Rose quartz is mesmerizing pink color. The pink color found in rose quartz is due to trace amounts of titanium, iron and manganese. When most people think of rose quartz they think of romance and love. It is true that rose quartz is used to balance emotions. This lovely quartz also brings warmth inner peace and creative elevation to its wearer.

 

This element can also awakens a greater appreciation for the artistic side of life. It is also said to ease stress and grief too. This gentle stone has the ability to increase self-esteem, confidence, compassion, patience. It is said to enhance your capacity to love others and yourself. It also nurtures the heart chakra which enhances the desire to let go, relax and take it easy.

 

Rose quartz is also used to treat depression, stress while raising the vibration to allow one to love again. Some say it can be used to aid in weight loss as well. It is great for the skin, bringing with it a youthful appearance. Rose quartz can aid nourish the kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs and of course the heart. Rose quartz is used to increase fertility and protect against diseases too.

 

Healing Amulets

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Precious Stones and Crystals have intrigued people for ages.

Our ancestors wore them for protection, vitality, life force equilibrium and for manifestation purposes as well. Since crystals have been here for so long, they carry much wisdom within them, this timeless wisdom was even programmed into certain crystals for future generations, with the hopes the minerals would be found and used to unlock higher knowledge and understanding and also to connect with the new age for transformational ascension and healing.

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