Crystals are Not for Everybody

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Although beautiful and very pretty, not everyone should have Crystals around them nor work with them or work on others with them. Crystals are detrimental for 1.  Empaths 2. Dreamers, 3. Emotional Sensitives (emos) and 4. the Soul Body (astral body) and mental astral body traveler types. If you’re sensitive to large crowds and too much energy that these places cause, then crystals are not for you. Crystals tend to be good (or doesn’t bother their energy bodies) for very grounded people, those who are the less emotional or not the dreamer types. If you can go to a rock concert after 30 years old or spend a weekend in Las Vegas and not be completely drained, then you are the type that can probably handle crystals just fine.

For the “sensitive” types of the three listed, I suggest letting go of your crystals…

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Third New Moon of Spring

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Moon People, Artists and Healers, we begin our last New & Full Moon of Spring on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Spring is ruled by the Maiden and the first Season of the year so according to the natural or natures year, we all get our new beginning. Our last month’s intention and experiences, if you were paying attention, will set the foundation for this month’s new moon. The last moon cycle of each of the four Seasons brings a solution and resolve to what you have been working on in your healing journey for three months. If you are new, please read the directions for the moon work.

Some of us are in ending phases, which can take about eight years to complete, and during this time we may set our sights on our new beginning and find road blocks along our way. For others, you…

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Crystals and Breast Health

By Sonia Acone

When I was first asked to write this article, I had balked at the idea. After all, it is a subject that hit a little too close to home for me. I had been through what I like to call the “BCS” or “Breast Cancer Scare” when I was just 38. Although I was spared the “Big C” this time around, I did need to have a lumpectomy done on my right breast (I’m now missing a third of that breast). So, yes, I remember finding the lump, getting the mammogram, going in for surgery, etc. Looking back on that time now, I also remember, prior to that “nightmare,” that I had been under a lot of stress at the time, which may have played a part in the lump forming in the first place. And we all know by now that stress is often a precursor to illness.

But this is not going to be an article about breast cancer per se. See the links at the end of this article for more information concerning crystals that deal with that specifically. This article is going to address the crystals that may help to keep our breasts healthy in the first place, so that you or someone you love may not have to deal with the “BCS.”  We’re going to look at crystals that can help with most every aspect of breast health; from pain and inflammation (that often occurs during the monthly cycles, during pre-and-post-menopause), breastfeeding and lactation, and healthy breasts in general.

Now for some biology (stay with me, you’ll thank me at the end!). Our breasts are composed of fatty tissue, glandular tissue that is divided into lobes, and connective tissue that ties it all together. The glandular tissue is comprised of lymph glands/nodes which are located along lymph vessels back to your armpit as well as up towards your collarbone. The lymphatic system is a major part of one’s immune system. When we get sick, our lymph glands often become inflamed. In addition to the armpits, we have lymph glands in the neck (which is why doctors often palpate these when we become ill), chest, and groin. The lymphatic cells form antibodies that fight infection. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins in the body. Organs associated with the lymphatic system include the tonsils, adenoids, thymus, and spleen. (See this diagram to the lymphatic system in the breast: http://www.mariekeating.ie/cancer-information/breast-cancer/the-breasts-and-lymphatic-system/) In order to keep our breasts healthy, it stands to reason that the immune system and the lymphatic system in particular, need to be healthy. (Note: all crystals listed are in alphabetical order.)

Crystals for a Healthy Lymphatic System:

Agate
Amber

Aquamarine

Bloodstone

Lapis Lazuli

Larimar

Moss Agate

Prehnite

Sodalite

Metaphysically speaking, the breasts are located smack dab in the center of the Heart chakra, which is responsible for feelings of love, compassion, empathy and healing (especially with our hands, arms, as well as healing with herbs/nature). Parts of the body influenced by this chakra are the breasts, heart, lungs, arms, hands, upper back, skin, circulatory system, rib cage, and the lymph glands. When a blockage occurs in this chakra, we become more susceptible to illnesses in these parts of the body. Emotionally, a blockage can result in panic attacks, allergies, jealousy, possessiveness, and over-emotional outbursts. Crystals ruled by the Heart chakra are those that are usually green or pink, such as Amazonite and Rose Quartz. See this page for a complete list of crystals for the Heart chakra: https://www.healingcrystals.com/products-by-heart-ailment.html?tab=2

Crystals for Keeping Breasts Healthy (and may also help with breast disorders):

Amazonite
Mangano (Pink) Calcite

Moonstone

Peridot

Rainbow Moonstone

Snow (Milky) Quartz

Crystals for Inflammation:

Blue Lace Agate
Kunzite

Larimar

Malachite

Crystals for Pain:

Amber
Amethyst

Clear Quartz

Fluorite
 
Hematite

Lapis Lazuli

Magnetite (Lodestone) 
Malachite

Rose Quartz

Smokey Quartz
 
Sugilite
 
Turquoise

Crystals for Breastfeeding/Lactation:

Blue/Pink/White Chalcedony
Chiastolite

Fluorite
 (Clear)
Howlite
 (White)
Snow (Milky Quartz)

Moonstone

Okenite
Selenite

Crystals for Scars/Scar Tissue:

Amber
Citrine

Fluorite
 (Green)
Rhodonite

Rose Quartz

Tourmalated Quartz

For information on crystals that may help with Breast Cancer and support during and after treatment, see the following articles:

“Crystals for Breast Cancer” article/recommendation: https://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystals_For_Breast_Cancer_Articles_675.html

“Crystals for Cancer Support” article: https://www.healingcrystals.com/February_2011_Newsletter_-_Crystals_for_Cancer_Support_Articles_4133.html

When you’ve chosen the crystal(s) you wish to work with, you can meditate while holding one or more in your hands; you can place them near your bedside with the intention that they keep you well and improve healing; you can carry or wear them as jewelry (some folks even keep one or two in their bra), or you could make a medicine bag to carry your crystals in a pocket or purse. Whatever you choose, make sure to cleanse your crystals before and often during use.

I sincerely hope that this article can help you find the answers you seek and that in some small way, I was able to alleviate some fear, confusion, or uncertainty for you and/or someone you love. I wish you blessings and good health.

*Disclaimer – Crystals are not a medical treatment and should not be used as a replacement for medical care. Please consult your healthcare specialist for your particular needs.

Photo: Amazonite Mandala by Robin Hollinger

Decorating with Crystals for Memorial Day

By Tara Mideaker

In the late 1800’s, “Decoration Day” was established to commemorate those soldiers who had given their lives during the Civil War.  The name derives from flowers and other decorative items that were placed on the gravesites.  As we moved into the 20th Century, May 30th was set aside to memorialize all service men and women who had died while in the armed forces and Memorial Day was adopted as a National Holiday.  This day has continued to evolve and today it serves as a remembrance of all those loved ones who have passed on.  Celebrated on the last Monday of May, it also serves as the unofficial start of the summer season and is best known for parades, fireworks and, of course, barbecues.

There are many religions and cultures who believe that when we pass on from this life we move into the “Summerland”, a place of endless beauty and peace. It is interesting that, perhaps subconsciously, we have adopted a day where we remember those we have lost while at the same time welcoming the summer season.  Throughout its many evolutions, Memorial Day has always been a time to enjoy food and activities with our family and friends.  Maybe the intent of this day was always about finding the joy in each of our lives – even while we mourn our losses.

Here are a few suggestions on how to use crystals to honor someone with your own “Decoration Day” tradition.  Decoration means “to beautify or embellish” and crystals are one of nature’s most beautiful decorations.  The perfect crystal will remind you of the happy times while at the same time helping to you heal from your loss.

ALTAR:  Creating an altar is a traditional and practical way to remember your loved one.  Be sure to find a quiet place and insure that the focus of the space will be respected.   Include items that remind you of your loved one – photos, flowers, statues or knick-knacks, candles, and even jewelry.  Just be sure that the items you choose remind you of joyful times and how that person lived their life.  You want this altar to celebrate their life more than a reminder that they are gone.   Amber has a very strong life-affirming energy that will be a very positive addition to your memorial.  It is a powerful healer and will enable you to manifest the happiest of thoughts and memories.  Snowflake Obsidian is a very calming & supportive crystal that is particularly helpful when you are grieving.  Its very appearance of black and white reminds us that there is a balance to life and that while it is okay to feel sad, it is just as important to remember how to be happy.

CEMETERY:  While visiting a cemetery or final resting place of your loved one, a Rhodochrosite will offer comfort and compassion and remind you of the love that you shared.  It will help to release any old, damaging emotions and enable you to move on in a positive light. Aqua Aura is a natural attractor for positive energy and promotes communications at all levels.  You might want to leave a small Aqua Aura by the site to add beauty and enhance the energy of the area.

TAKE A TRIP:  This is my favorite way to remember a loved one.  My Mom passed away several years ago and recently we remembered her by going to one of her favorite places.  It not only reminded me of the love and fun that we shared but also helped me to share the kind of person that she was with my son.  It was a positive, life-affirming activity that left me smiling at the end of the day.  I think that is how all of us really want to be remembered.  So go out and have some fun!  Go to the beach or the park or wherever you will have the best possible memories of the times that you shared with those that have passed.  Carnelian is a powerful stone for really feeling the life that is all around you.  It increases your personal power and physical energy while reminding you it’s great to be alive.  Amethyst will enhance your spirituality and help you to see the higher beauty and purpose in all things.

Reversing Evil Eye Spell

Mirrors hanging reflective side out on windows and doors are also a way to reflect evil eye, bad intentions, etc., from your house. It’s a big help when you live along a major thoroughfare with people driving by in all kinds of moods with all sorts of thoughts.

The Witch & Walnut

reversing evil eye spellEvil Eye has a way of toying with your fears, emotions and even day to day life.  In some cases its like a revolving door, one shuts and another one opens. The belief in the Evil Eye lays far and wide, the name may vary in different parts of the world, but with its roots steeped superstition, folklore and cursing its a common belief that many of us share and can agree on.

Evil Eye is something that can be so simple that people are not even aware that they are projecting it onto others. Jealousy plays a huge part here, anger in the heat of the moment and then there is the down right on-purpose-nasty glare.

Often symptoms are mild to medium and appear as slight disturbances, irritations, annoyance, onset of general clumsiness, forgetfulness. Keep in mind when they do appear, it is out of the ordinary for you…

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Walking the Path of the Ovate: Building Localized Ecological Knowledge

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Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise

Everything changes in this wild place. The ebb and flow of the tides drives the ecology on this rocky shore. The landscape abruptly changes its appearance based on proximity to the sea and elevation. Firs and spruces dominate along with a groundcover of laurel and blueberry. Even old friends, like birch, maple, and beech, take on new skin. The mountain peaks offer a desert-like climate where air and fire dominate. I am in this wild place, letting it seep into my bones, into my breath, into my spirit. Desipte the books on ecology I’ve purchased, I really have no idea what I’m seeing, no real knowledge of the deeper mystery of this land and shore. Books cannot teach that kind of wisdom, only time and experience can. My eyes physically see, but I am seeing without any real understanding of what it is that is…

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Taurus New Moon Crystals ~ What Would You Build in Your Dream House?

By Krista Mitchell

Taurus New Moon Tuesday May 15th at 7:48am ET

Have you ever had that dream where you’re in a house that’s yours, but it’s much bigger than the one in your waking life? It has more floors and extra rooms, and each room is a pleasant discovery.

In dream analysis, the house is considered to be symbolic of your own self, of parts of you that are yet to be discovered, developed, expanded. Hidden aspects of your own psyche.

When I wake up I try to cling to the memory of that house, but its blueprint slowly fades as the reality of my waking life, waking self, and waking home sets in.

But what if that dream house could become a reality for you? What inner part of you could you pleasantly explore? What renovations or extensions could you build into your life?

And if we’re being literal, what would your dream house look like? What would be in it?

And do you believe achieving it is possible?

This Taurus new moon, happening Tuesday May 15th at 7:48am ET, is considered a positive one because it’s ushering in a chance for us to build our homes based on a foundation that’s been set by our true, authentic, soul-level values and desires.

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An American Ley Line Network: A Ritual of Creation

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This past weekend, we had a delightful time at the 2nd OBOD Mid Atlantic Gathering of US(or MAGUS). It was a wonderful weekend full of positive energy, community, and celebration of the land. I was involved heavily in the ritual planning and work this year and was the gathering’s keynote speaker, and we once again did a Galdr ritual (a chanting ritual) using Ogham (sacred trees). This year’s theme was “Sacred Time, Sacred Space” and as part of this work, we decided to re-enchant the land by establishing a new ley line network. We are co-creating a new ley line network across the land.

Motherstone at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary Motherstone at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary

The overall goal of this ritual was to re-enchanting our landscape, connecting sacred spaces and creating sacred spaces across the landscape, and connecting our broader druid community. The work involves empowering, connecting, and eventually, dispersing a set of stones…

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Crystal Healing 101 ~ Your Safety Matters

By Krista Mitchell

How safe is your spiritual, psychic, or crystal healing practice?

There’s nothing more exciting than answering your calling and pursuing your purpose.

Earning a living as a healer or psychic and running a spiritual business, though a lot of work, is so fulfilling, and it’s a dream come true for a lot of people who are seeking to find deeper meaning in their lives.

What can get missed, though, are safety concerns. We’re talking physical security, legal protection, energy protection, and crystal care (if you work with crystals).

The reality of the world we live in, is that while we are doing beautiful work and attracting wonderful clients to our services, there are still scammers, predators, sexual solicitors, and angry people out there, and it only takes one to do you a world of harm.

And as a healer, if you’re not honoring certain things like boundaries, laws, liabilities, and proper care of your crystals, you could potentially (and unintentionally!) harm a client.

This is the real-world side of being a healer, beyond the trainings, psychic development, and IG posts with sparkles and unicorns (I love sparkles and unicorns!).

Whether you’re looking to start a healing practice, or if you’re already full-throttle, my latest article on my blog “Crystal Healing 101: Safety Tips” is a must-read.

And if you’re a client or someone who receives spiritual healing, it’s also worth a read if you have any concerns about boundaries or liabilities.

As more and more people are answering the call and setting out to become professional healing practitioners (which I am beyond honored to be helping to facilitate!), safety concerns could become an increasing issue.

Head on over to my blog and read my article “Crystal Healing 101: Safety Tips”for great info that can help you, and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments area of my blog.

Ps. If you’re looking for an amazing, professional level, crystal healer program, read below for details about my Pro Crystal Healer online course registering soon, and what some of my 2017 students had to say about the program!

Registration Opens on Tuesday, May 15th!

I have been absolutely blown-away by peoples’ interest in this course! And to answer a few of the more common questions:

Yes, you will learn about literally hundreds of crystals and how to apply their energy in healing.

Yes, you will learn about the chakras, how they function, what throws them out of balance, and about the human energy body and the aura’s many layers.

But you’ll also learn about people, how they heal, how to take care of your clients, how to provide the energy resources and environment they need for their healing process.

This is a well-rounded, thorough, real-life yet fun program that will not only train you to a professional level in crystal healing (yes, even if you are a beginner!), but will also help to heal and transform you along the way.

The world needs well-trained, passionate, professional healers, now more than ever. And I created this program specifically to help serve that need.

Hit the buttons below for more information on the course, and see what a few of my 2017 students had to say about the program!

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“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Manifesting with Crystals: Sacred Geometry, Crystal Grids, and Feng Shui

Dear all,
If you live in Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, or Richmond, this is an announcement for the local workshop that I’m offering:
Manifesting with Crystals:
Sacred Geometry, Crystal Grids, and Feng Shui
Saturday, May 19th – 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$75
Space: Renaissance Integrative Therapy, 3356 Ironbound Road, Building # 3, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sacred Geometry is a term used for specific shapes that have been found through research and history to organize energy in particular ways.
If we know how to organize energy in ways that creates those specific shapes, we can attract a particular vibration affecting our mind, body, and environment in ways that brings greater amount of “luck” or synchronistic effects to us.
Come to learn how to structure and use this energy with some of the most powerful crystals for manifestation of any goal that you have in mind.
This is a fun, hands-on, quick-paced class where you get to do a lot of your own guided crystal grid building, in a relaxed atmosphere, and take home all your designs to recreate with your crystals in the specific parts of your home.
Your inner child will love this!
Crystals are not included in the price of the class, but will be available to play with and buy, if you so wish, at the end of the workshop. You can also bring your own crystals . . .
You will receive diagrams for specific types of crystal grids and the Crystal Energy Feng Shui Map.
On the day of the class Uranus makes a sextile to Venus – which translates into a perfect day to learn (Uranus) something beautiful (Venus) to bring more joy (Venus) and re-invigorate (Uranus) your environment (Venus).
Space is very limited, so please reply directly to this email as soon as you know you can make it, to get a PayPal payment link and secure your spot in this one of a kind workshop.
Stay happy and healthy,
Brana Mijatovic. Ph.D.