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.

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The Mysterious Dragonstone AKA Serpentine

Serpentine, a rock type found along the Illino...
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Serpent Stone

Holding this stone in your hand can feel like flowing cool water that but soon turns to warm in matter of seconds. Serpentine naturally calms the heart and nervous system.

“Their olive-green color and smooth or scaly appearance is the basis of the name from the Latin serpentinus, meaning “serpent rock,”it carries this nick name because resembles the skin of a snake.

Most serpentines are opaque to translucent, light weight and soft. Its hardness is 2.5–4 on the moh’s scale. All are microcrystalline and massive in habit, never being found as single crystalsLuster may be vitreous, greasy or silky. The more attractive and durable varieties (all of antigorite) are termed “noble” or “precious” serpentine and are used extensively as gems and in ornamental carvings.

Colours range from white to grey, yellow to green, and brown to black, and are often splotchy or veined. Many are intergrown with other minerals, such as calcite and dolomite.

Occurrence is worldwide; New CaledoniaCanada (Quebec),USA (northern CaliforniaRhode IslandConnecticutMassachusettsMaryland and southern Pennsylvania), AfghanistanBritain (Cornwall and Ireland), Greece (Thessaly), ChinaFranceKorea,Austria (Styria and Carinthia), India (Assam, and Manipur), Myanmar (Burma), New ZealandNorwayand Italy are notable localities.

Rock composed primarily of these minerals is called serpentinite. Serpentines find use in industry for a number of purposes, such as railway ballasts, building materials, and the asbestiform types find use as thermal and electrical insulation.

They have their origins in metamorphic alterations of peridotite and pyroxene. Serpentines may also pseudomorphously replace other magnesium silicates. Alterations may be incomplete, causing physical properties of serpentines to vary widely. Where they form a significant part of the land surface, the soil is unusually high in clay.

Metaphysical healing properties:

1. Relaxes cramps and menstrual pain

2. Warms the body

3. Can be used for navigational purposes in nature or  to find ones way

4. Beneficial to the kidney and stomach

5. To find lost items

6. Believed to protect from snake bites, poison, and venom

7. Regulates mood swings

8. Repels insects

9. Facilitates  extraterrestrial communication

10. Eliminates negative energy in the body and home

Iolite

Iolite is a yummy looking  stone with a deep past. Ancient mariners used iolite as a compass to guide their way to sea. They noted that it would show different hues of blue-violet when held to the northern and southern skies. Ancestors used Iolite to unlock creativity in an artist.

Iolite opens a path to deeper awareness of who you truly are as a divine being. Use this stone to discover the lost parts of your inner treasures. This is a wonderful stone for shamanic journeying or to assist in recovering information from past lives. Iolite clears blockages from the third eye chakra. It is also great for gaining greater vision and creative expression.

Iolite is especially compatible with:

lapis lazuli
amethyst
azurite

Healing properties of Iolite are:
Iolite supports the healing of the eyes, memory and assists with sleep imbalances.