Happy birthday to all you July babies! Your birthstone, the ruby, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. The ruby, birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. As a result, rubies’ value increases with size more than any […]
On a windy day, I like to open my arms wide and invite the spirits of the wind to clear my energy. Carry away any stagnant or harmful debris sitting on my aura or in my energy field, the stress and cobwebs from my mind, any dark or heavy feelings.
It feels liberating and invigorating! I then ask the air to infuse me with fresh ideas, free up my thinking, free me of preconceived limitations.
That’s the power of the air: It helps us to become unblocked, get moving again, feel inspired and think and communicate in new ways.
In the story of Ramtha, as he transitions from human flesh to Spirit, he becomes the wind and is transformed into air.
Air is liberating, invigorating, refreshing, and a powerful ally in our BECOMING.
IN CRYSTAL HEALING THE AIR ELEMENT HELPS US WITH:
Receiving Divine guidance
Forming ideas, thoughts, concepts, perspectives
Communicating with the Divine, including prayer, mediumship, and psychic ability
Communicating + expressing thoughts and ideas with others
Forming + setting intentions
Freeing ourselves of things or thought patterns that no longer serve us
Movement (both physically and also in the form of healing chi flowing through the body)
Breathing + respiratory + cardiovascular wellness
7 CRYSTALS THAT HELP US CHANNEL AIR ELEMENT ENERGY AND WORK WITH AIR SPIRIT MEDICINE:
The best way to work with any of the following crystals is to hold one in your receptive hand while meditating or channeling, wear it as needed, or place it on the 3rd eye chakra in crystal healing sessions.
Read original article at: Krista Mitchell – CRYSTALS + AIR ELEMENT: INSPIRATION + DIVINE COMMUNICATION
On Tuesday, July 2nd at 3:16pm, we’ll be entering the new moon in Cancer phase as well as experiencing a solar eclipse.
New moons always represent new phases according to the theme of the sign they’re in; solar eclipses herald change or transformation that propels us forward on our evolutionary journey.
As Cancer (the crab) represents our home, family, roots, emotional needs, introspection, comfort, and our foundations (physical, mental, emotional), we can expect potential big change or revelations in this area.
Adding to this, Mercury goes retrograde on July 7th (until the 31st). We’ll feel a greater pull to draw within, contemplate, review, revisit, and re-do or reconsider.
This may all sound, and feel, quite dramatic.
I’ve found through my life and experience as both healer and human, that the best way to flow through powerful phases is to channel their energies in ways that are for our highest good.
As someone who’s been in the process of breaking free of old patterns and ways of being that were holding me back, I actually look forward to eclipse seasons and Mercury retrogrades: Out with the old, in with the new!!
It’s not always a comfortable or pain-free process, I know, having already experienced a deep loss this week. But life is made by change, and I’ve learned to look for the healing, Grace, or gift from even the saddest experiences.
If you move through them consciously, allowing yourself to surrender what you cannot control, powerful cosmic phases like eclipse season and Merc retro can be times of healing and positive change.
Read original articles at: Krista Mitchell ~ Crystal Healing For New Moon in Cancer + Solar Eclipse
The Sagittarius full moon on Monday, June 17th at 4:31am presents a chance for us to change, grow, and move forward in a way that is in alignment with our higher purpose and destinies. This is an especially powerful moon for anyone who feels stuck, blocked, or held down right now in their lives.
It’s inevitable on our life paths that we will experience periods where we feel the change we’ve been desiring or working towards manifesting just simply hasn’t happened — yet.
It’s also inevitable that we’ll experience situations in which we feel there’s no way out or way to change, that we’re stuck in a compromise or situation that doesn’t feel right or satisfying.
But there’s almost always a solution or a different way. Sometimes it just needs to be revealed. Sometimes it’s our beliefs about it that first must change.
This full moon offers us an opportunity to change a deeply held belief AND change our situation, because change is what life is made of, my friends, and there’s no way for us to evolve and move forward on our journeys without it.
This full moon holds a particular personal resonance for me, because after years of non-stop hard work, devotion to my healing craft and business, I have decided to take this summer to prioritize my own personal self and needs.
Read remainder of original article at: Krista Mitchell Sagittarius Full Moon Crystal Ritual: Get Unstuck
This summer I’ve planned a special series of articles focusing on the elemental energies of crystals (earth, air, fire, water, wood, metal, storm, light) and how those energies can be applied or used to support practical, every day health + healing.
The idea came to me when I was thinking about how we use the elemental energy of some crystals in my Pro Crystal Healer program to help effect healing, like celestite or aquamarine (water), to help reduce inflammation (heat) in the system. Or the elemental energy of fire in crystals (like citrine or fire agate) to help improve digestion, and increase the healing flow of chi in a blocked or ailing part of the system.
I’m always in an energy conversation when it comes to crystals and healing, so I thought it might be interesting to delve a little more deeply into the elemental nature of crystal energy, and how we can work with that elemental energy through crystals to help support us in our wellness + healing process.
I’ll be posting different crystals + elements articles this summer, so you can check back to my blog regularly, or sign up for my newsletter to have them sent directly to your inbox! I’ll also be including .pdf downloads that you can store on your computer or devices for easy reference.
By Nicole Piper, from Sol Path Tarot and Crystal Magick
The summer solstice, known also as Litha, is celebrated by modern pagans as the longest day of the year.
There is some quibbling about whether Litha was ever practiced by the ancients, but there is plenty of evidence that ancient people from agricultural areas across the world and from various religious persuasions celebrated midsummer (perhaps not Litha in name) in a variety of ways, mainly for the same reasons.
This is a day to celebrate the sun. The crops are growing, nature is in its full splendor, and the days are warm and seemingly unending. This is a time to honor balance between fire and water.
You can spend the day swimming and end it with a bonfire at night, along with various other traditions like hosting a barbecue (as we Pagans are known to do), spend some time at the beach, hike in the woods – anything that has you out in nature and enjoying the energy and beauty of the sun. It is a wonderful time for love magic and getting married or engaged (handfasting).
If you worship deities, this is a time to honor Ra and Horus (Egyptian), Lugh (Celtic), Baldur (Norse), Apollo and Hestia (Greek), and Juno (Roman) among other solar deities. If you’re more into elementals, give an offering to the fairies or dragons!
One way to do this would be to choose a crystal that aligns with something you need help with, for example, if you have been feeling timid or unmotivated, you might grab a Tiger Eye, stand under the sun (use proper sun safety precautions please), and speak your intent out loud to the universe. If you’re not one for theatrics, you might just wear a necklace or bracelet made from the appropriate crystal as you go about your day. Maybe there is a physical problem you could use help healing from or something you really, really want to make happen and need to use some manifestation magic – grab the appropriate crystal and head outside!
Another way to celebrate if the weather doesn’t cooperate or if you can’t spend as much time outside as you like, is to decorate like you would for any other holiday. Fresh flowers, baskets of fruit, ribbons and fabrics in reds, yellows, and oranges would all be appropriate, and you could burn some sandalwood or lavender incense. However you choose to celebrate this day, be sure to give thinks to the sun that brings us life and literally brightens our days.
Nicole Piper, from Sol Path Tarot and Crystal Magick
In Melody’s book, Love is in the Earth, she describes Agate as closely related to yin-yang energy and balance. This likely owes itself visually to the appearance of agate as the intermingling of light and dark. The inherent contrast in the bands found in Agate could also be why this gemstone is associated with the […]
Scorpio full moon date: Saturday, May 18th 2019 at 5:11pm ET
Scorpio full moons are very powerful.
The energy of Scorpio is intense. It’s full of magnetism, hidden secrets, dark places, fixed focus, embodiment of the shadow self, introspection, persistence, and sensual pleasure.
I always think of Scorpio as the sex and death sign, one of dark magicks being worked in the hob hollow.
Pair that with the potent vibes of a full moon, and you’ve got a heck of a night for conjuring!
The energy of a full moon can be worked two ways: pull or push, manifestation or banishment, depending on when you work it.
View original article at: Krista Mitchell ~ Scorpio Full Moon: A Crystal Healing Ritual For Deep Transformation
by Jenn Amptman from Feather Spirit Healing
It’s planting time!
May brings the promise of spring, growth and blooms. What better way to honor the fertility of Mother Earth and provide for her creatures by planting a garden or placing potted plants in your home? Houseplants clean the air, put off good vibes and serve as a daily reminder of the beauty of nature. If you’re outdoorsy, a beautiful garden can provide food for your family, herbs for healing and a delicious buffet for butterflies, bees and birds. Whether you’re an avid gardener or someone that struggles with a green thumb, adding crystals to the mix can help your plants grow stronger, bigger and healthier!
Moss agate is a stone of abundance and encourages the healthy growth of plants and crops. Deeply connected to Mother Earth, moss agate can improve your green thumb and enhance the bond you share with your garden. The beautiful colors of this stone radiate a powerful Earthy vibe, calling in the nature spirits and devas.
Green aventurine has a strong connection with Mother Earth and nature spirits, bringing about a deeper understanding and appreciation of natural beauty. It protects against electromagnetic smog, environmental pollution and geopathic stress.
Tree Agate is another excellent crystal for healing geopathic stress. Associated with tree spirits, tree agate promotes healthy growth of plants and a deep connection to the Earth.
Clear Quartz is the “Master Healer,” with the ability to amplify the energies of other stones as well as intention. Program clear quartz for growth and vitality of your plants and if using a quartz point, bury it pointing up or down, depending on where you wish to direct the energy (roots or leaves/fruit).
by Jaime Pfeffer, MA, CCR from jaimepfeffer.com
Mothers are amazing.
From teacher and caregiver to advocate, chauffeur and referee, a mother’s ability to juggle multiple schedules, tasks, and personalities is no small feat.
Luckily, today’s moms have a variety of options when it comes to replenishing their needs, staying balanced, and growing with their families. One such resource, healing crystals, are at the top of that list.
Much like the multi-talented, incredible moms they assist, gems and crystals come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes – each with special benefits.
Here are five of my top crystal benefits for moms, along with some crystal recommendations for each:
Crystal Benefit for Moms #1: Love. There is perhaps no greater characteristic that a mother needs or gives than love. From baby’s first boo-boo to teen squabbles to everything in between, love’s potent, powerful energy serves mom’s needs, too. When it comes to tapping into crystals for loving energy, Rose Quartz, Kunzite, and Morganite are classic choices.
Crystal Benefit for Moms #2: More Peace. If mom suffers from a busy mind, a cluttered home, or occasional overwhelming feelings, there are several crystals available to lend her some peace. Blue Calcite and Howlite work to calm energies, while Aventurine clears the mind during chaos or upheaval. On a related front, Hematite and Smoky Quartz are effective at releasing stagnancy and protecting against negative energies.
Crystal Benefit for Moms #3: Better Balance. Most people know how much today’s moms have on their plates. Given that, what better benefit than a few crystals to help even things out? To bring more equilibrium into one’s life, reach for Shiva Lingham and Mahogany Obsidian to ground and balance yin and yang energies. If emotional stability is lacking, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz, and Sunstone are great bets.
Crystal Benefit for Moms #4: Patience. Whoever said, “Patience is a Virtue”, was definitely on to something; just ask any mom. Fortunately, today’s matriarchs can receive a helping hand in this department from several members of the crystal family. Dumortierite and Black Onyx, for example, enhance tolerance and self-restraint, while Picture Jasper and Pietersite help Mom rise above pettiness and obstacles.
Crystal Benefit for Moms #5: Strength. Whether chasing down a toddler or watching her first-born get married, most moms can benefit from added physical and emotional strength. Top picks for staying physically fit and in shape include Apatite, Tiger Iron, and Pyrite. For emotional strength and support, Ruby, Tiger Eye, and Sapphire make the grade.
Like the women they assist, crystals are multi-talented and amazing. They serve mothers in a variety of ways, from boosting love and peace to achieving balance, and building patience and strength.