Carnelian: Interesting Facts On Its History and Uses

As promised in November’s newsletter, here is some more in-depth information on historic uses of carnelian. This fascinating stone has been used since ancient times for both its beauty and its healing and protective qualities.

Carnelian: Begin With Color

Carnelian Color has always been a big part of how a stone or crystal works. According to the book Edgar Cayce On the Power of Color Stones and Crystals, by Dan Campbell, “Traced down to its smallest particles, the material world reveals itself as vibration. It is through their vibrations that colors speak to us.” The color within a stone determines the velocity at which it vibrates, which in turn is in resonance with a particular area of the body.

Because people all have unique vibratory qualities, no one stone is a fit for everyone, nor will it definitely correspond with a particular area of the body. Campbell (who is referring to the teachings of Edgar Cayce) states, “A stone can offer benefits to a person if the vibrations of each are in accord.”

According to Cayce, orange is expansive mentally and physically, assisting in the assimilation of thought as well as food. its vibration is in resonance with the procreation process. It also arouses the mind to greater awareness, which can be brought to bear on the creative process. It wakes us up. If the qualities of light an color were not available to ancient man, the feeling of stones and gems came through without the understanding. (more…)

Scheelite: Stone of Comfort and Peace

ScheeliteScheelite is a new stone (to me at least) that I found at a recent gem show. The specimens I have come from Turkey. It is a beautiful blue and tan stone with many layers — a painting from the Earth.

The word that keeps coming to me as I hold Scheelite in my hand is equanimity. When I look this up in the dictionary, it says — equanimity is evenness of mind, especially under stress. Composure, balance. Equanimity suggests a habit of mind that is only rarely disturbed under great strain. That sounds about right. (more…)

Crystals for Protection

Whether you have just stepped onto the never-ever-ever-a-dull-moment path of doing energy work or you are a well-seasoned traveler, one thing becomes apparent very quickly: you have to be vigilant about protecting yourself energetically. Crystals for protection are a good addition to your tool kit.

One of the truisms is this: once you’re open, you’re open. So good self-care means regularly checking-in to see how you’re feeling within your body and being aware of the health, i.e., vitality and vibrancy, of your energy fields. This is where crystals for protection can be helpful. (more…)

What Does It Mean When A Crystal Breaks?

Often times, when a crystal breaks, it has taken the brunt of issues you have worked through and are now ready to release. It has broken on your behalf so that you will not have to experience the break physically; your body has been spared and lovingly cared for by your Highest Spiritual Guides and Angels. A break is also change made manifest—a change that can be felt as palpably as a sudden breeze.

At its essence, if a crystal breaks, it signifies that a shift has taken place. Sometimes this release point is unknown to you—the work you have done to get to this point of releasing/letting go may be unconscious on your part, but it is, nonetheless, true and impactful. So when a crystal breaks, the first thing to do is to offer thanks for all you have been given—all the blessings you have received—to allow this moment of healing to happen in your life. Allow yourself to think of the crystal as its own conscious being connected to Creator and thank it for its service to you. (more…)

Tsavorite Garnets

Tsavorite garnets are one of the strongest stones I have found in a long time. It may seem like I write about garnets more than any other stone, and this is true. They are stunning healing tools and the range of work they can do is astonishing. They work on all levels of healing with depth and magic.

When I sat in meditation with these new tsavorite garnets – one of my favorite finds at the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral show – I received quite a lot of information which I want to share. (more…)

4 Healing Crystals To Use Right Now

There always seem to be several crystals or minerals that move to the forefront of consciousness depending on the energies of the times. These 4 healing crystals are ones that I have turned to over and over again in the last few months. They are not necessarily my favorite stones (although most stones are my favorites), but they seem to support many of the issues I am currently seeing in my clients.

Garnet

The first healing crystal, and one I mention a lot, is garnet. This is a cubic silicate mineral with a complex mixture of inclusions that determine the color and properties of a particular type of garnet. Some of the inclusions can be iron, calcium, aluminum, chromium, or magnesium, among others. Garnets are found in all colors, most commonly in deep red. Garnet crystalizes in a cubic or dodecahedron shape, that distinguishes it from other silicates. (more…)