Six Stones for Aquarius

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Using an ally, like a gemstone or crystal, is a good idea for this sign, as they are naturally empathetic to nature, and thrive best when in touch with their spirituality.

Aquarius does well with stones that are light blue in color, as they are the water bearer, but can also incorporate red and yellow.

Stones that offer emotional protection and grounding are beneficial, as water and air need stabilizing and warming.

Silver is a good metal for Aquarius, as it aids in blood detoxification and circulation while removing negative energies.

Garnet is a grounding and protective stone that brings fire, aids with melancholy and is a symbol of love and truth. It is a powerful balancer for air and the erratic influences of Uranus.

This intensely purifying (fire) stone is associated with the pomegranate, a symbol of the feminine, and was greatly valued by many ancient tribes in their search for awareness. Garnet is a medieval stone that is…

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Astrology Stones for the Aquarius Woman

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Aquarius is sometimes referred to as the alien sign of the zodiac and the Aquarius woman wears this label with pride. She is friendly and sociable yet somehow removed as if viewing the world from another realm. Her head is sometimes in the clouds, her inspiration stemming from beyond, she is often considered an enigma. She is a tempest of intellect, independence and innovation, and as a fixed air Sign, she doesn’t like to be told what to do. She follows her intuition as it shifts like the wind.

She is drawn to natural therapies, wind chimes and gemstones that reflect the cosmos. Aquarian astrology stones are imbued with meaning and form the perfect jewels in her otherworldly crown.

Audacious Aquarius Style

The Aquarius woman is the ultimate non-conformist. You will not find her shopping at the local mall; she will pair vintage with handmade and boutique pieces in a style…

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Winter Blues ~ Healing Crystals

By Tara Mideaker

I never thought that it would happen to me.  I watched it happen to others and empathized with the urge to just give in to the cold, dark days that make you want to forego your normal routine.  While it is natural to rest during the winter months, it can be a challenge for most of us to give in and let go of our busy schedules.  It is very healthy and beneficial to change your routine and “play hooky” from your life every once and a while.  But you want that rebellion to come from a place of fun and whimsy and not because your current circumstances are depleting your energy.  Here are some ideas to help when you feel overwhelmed and tired of it all.

Charge your water with Green Tourmaline.  Green Tourmaline has so much fiery, aggressive, masculine energy that it cannot help but revive your spirit.  I keep a bottle of water in my refrigerator with a Green Tourmaline bracelet on it.  I drink it in the morning and it fuels my energy for the rest of the day.

Change your light bulbs.  I know this sounds goofy but I recently ran out of light bulbs and could only find those that simulate Daylight.  It is amazing how they have completely changed the energy in my home. Every room feels brighter and lighter and my crystals love them.  Just try one and see if it doesn’t make a difference.

Carry and/or wear Tiger Eye.  Powerful Tiger Eye gives you courage and strengthens your willpower.  Whether you use Brown, Red, or Blue, it can help you trust yourself and that inner voice that will let you know when to keep going and when to stop.  Carry all three with you for a day and see how it feels.

Try something new.  There is nothing more exciting than doing something different.  Maybe you always wanted to try a dance class or learn how to make jewelry.  Now is a great time to go for it and many places offer free trials.  You will feel happier doing something that you love.

Surround yourself with Clear Quartz.  Clear Quartz chases away any negative energy, increases the positive vibrations and draws in more light.  It will brighten everything, including your mood and outlook.

*If you believe that you may be depressed, please seek medical counsel. Crystals are for healing and should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. Please consult your healthcare specialist for your particular needs.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018

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Embark on a treasure hunt you won’t soon forget at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018. It takes place on January 26 through February 11th, 2018 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.(GL&W HOLIDOME SHOW) At the beginning of each year, Tucson houses this international mineral and gem trading fest. Countless individuals come out and bargain, trade and collect any number of new and unique gems and minerals. Regardless of whether you are a visitor, buyer or vendor you don’t want to miss out on this spectacular event.

Experience the History of the Show

What started out as a small group of rock hounds and mineral collectors back in 1955 has grown into a large showcase of gems for enthusiasts and collectors from around the globe. You can find the best minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils and lapidary dealers from all over the world. Items from renowned museums and private collections are also…

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

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OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING

Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift.

Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork, realizing that opals have the ability to reflect the hues of any gem. Because of these colorful reflective qualities, during the Middle Ages, it was thought that opals harnessed immense power and luck.

Throughout time, opals have been regarded as a gem full of good luck and fortune, especially for those with October birth months.

OPAL COLOR

Opals have a primary color of either white or black, and many people find both appealing. The opal’s most defining quality is its kaleidoscope character that radiates all the colors of the rainbow. Microscopic silica, a crucial component to…

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Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

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Peridot History

Shimmering, pale green peridot–often called the evening emerald–is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “peridot” can be pronounced as “PAIR-uh-doe” or “PAIR-uh-dot.” While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. Chrysolite (an older German word) was also used to describe it before the word peridot was applied to all gem quality peridot stones.

Sometimes also referred to as olivine, it is only found in one color–green. This uncommon green color is best known simply as peridot green and it varies from olive to brownish green. This green was highly prized by ancient admirers because it was often thought to be emerald, which is one of the greatest compliments peridot could ever receive. It is…

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The Stone of Truth: Aquamarine

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Aquamarine can provide a significant boost to the immune system. It has a cleansing action that, in combination with its ability to stimulate the thymus gland, can help clear infection from the body.

It may, however, bring old symptoms to the surface before they are finally released.

Energy: companionable, convivial

Colors: green, pale blue-green, aqua

Uses: Aquamarine is a form of beryl utilized for clarity of perception and eyesight, releasing old patterns and conditioning, the flow of creativity, inspiration, peace of mind, multidimensional experience, protection, courage, centering, purification and cleansing, calming and soothing energy, reducing fears and sharpening intuition.

Star Sign: Pisces
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Element: Water
Chakra: Throat

TIPS FOR AQUAMARINE

Carry aquamarine to help protect you from harm when you are traveling, especially to foreign lands

Put aquamarine on your desk when you are studying – its tranquil energy enhances concentration

Hold aquamarine when you have something you…

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THE NEGATIVITY REMEDY STONE: BLACK TOURMALINE

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Black Tourmaline (Schorl) is one of the best stones to use for protection from all sorts of negativity. The stone will deflect, rather than absorb, the energy that is unbalancing, creating a safe, neutral space around itself. Schorl brings the strength and stability of the planet earth into the human aura.

Energy: protective, balancing

Colors: green, pink to salmon (rubellite), blue, opalized, black

Uses: Black Tourmaline strengthens the energy body and boosts the immune system. Used for regeneration, creativity, and growth. Beneficial cleansing and purifying properties for the body that is helpful in polarity work and healing. Black tourmaline is employed for divine communication and spiritual awakening.

Star Sign: Libra
Planet: Venus
Element: Air
Chakra: All

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TIPS FOR BLACK TOURMALINE

Wear tourmaline and place it at home and in your car, to safeguard you from harm
Carry tourmaline to help you face new challenges
Place tourmaline in your workplace for…

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Chevron Amethyst Crystals

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Beautiful and powerful Chevron Amethyst crystals come from Brazil. They hold the powerful presence of the Violet Flame and the White Light. These are a perfect gift for those who need to transmute negativity and just do not know how. Just by holding them, the shift occurs. The violet flame is one of the greatest spiritual tools on the planet. It is an aspect of God’s light known as the flame of forgiveness it is an amazing process for the transmutation of negative energies.

The Violet Flame is Spiritual Alchemy in action. Its purpose is to transmute denser feelings, actions, deeds, karma, etc. into a higher vibrational frequency. The violet flame forgives as it frees, consumes as it transmutes, clears the akashic records of past karma and sets you free into a place of holding a higher light. Every day in every way the violet flame flushes out and renews…

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Pearl ~ June Birthstone

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Pearls have been known for their healing properties for centuries, particularly in traditional Asian medical systems. In these cultures, “medicine” deals with more than just physical ailments and cures, and substances like gold, silver and pearl powder are believed to have effects both physically and metaphysically.

Modern science has not discovered anything magical about pearls, but this does nothing to diminish their stature in people’s eyes. Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and centeredness and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity. They have also been used in a number of cultures to help women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.”

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PEARL

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Pearls symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us. Pearls provide a clear vehicle for the advancing states of wisdom, as well as…

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