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 Meaning Of Your Birthstone And Its Magic Energy

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Crystals and gemstones hold special healing and spiritual properties. It has long been believed that when you wear the stone that coincides with your birth month, astrological sign or numerology birth number, that it can exude stronger healing powers.

Wearing the stone that coincides with your birth month is believed to help enhance your aura and energy levels. It can also help you to feel aligned with your soul purpose.

When you wear your birthstone or use the stone in manifestation rituals or healing work, the stone is said to be amplified in power and far more effective.

You can also tap into the healing potential of each stone, no matter what month you were born in, by wearing or using the corresponding stone of the month.

Here are the birthstones for each month and how you can tap into the amazing energy of your stone-

January – Garnet

Garnet is a powerful red stone that is…

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THE EMOTIONAL MASTERY STONE: MALACHITE

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An absorbing stone, malachite is excellent for drawing out imbalances from the body. It has also been used to reduce the pain of inflammation and can soothe minor aches and pains. Placed on the brow, Malachite stimulates psychic vision and concentration.

Energy: soothing, pain-relieving, calming

Colors: bright green to light green, variegated

Uses: for magic, willpower, communication with nature, visions, rapport with the animal kingdom, shapeshifting, moving energy, sound sleep, divine communication, and balance. Used for tissue regeneration and healing. Malachite stimulates the optic nerve, balances dyslexia, and neutralizes radioactivity.

Star Sign: Scorpio
Planet: Pluto
Element: Water
Chakra: Heart

Malachite-azurite

TIPS FOR MALACHITE

Hold malachite before you go to bed then place it under your pillow for a peaceful night`s sleep

Keep malachite with you when you need the endurance to finish a task

Place malachite around you to feel calm and serene

Put malachite next to your bed to give…

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Healing Crystal Questionnaire

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This is a fun and quick questionnaire to try in for yourself.  Take the time to meditate and feel the right crystal stone that is right for you for healing at this time.

Print it out and check the questions for which you have a definite YES.  Write down the numbers of the questions for which you have a definite YES. You will find the answers at the end of the questionnaire (which will serve as a helpful reference should any other issues come up for you). 

  1. It’s hard for me to concentrate. 
  2. I have a hard time making decisions. 
  3. I’d like to be more in touch with angels. 
  4. I have lots of ideas, but I can’t seem to materialize them. 
  5. I have lots of ideas, but it’s difficult for me to express them. 
  6. I have difficulty letting go of old ideas. 
  7. I wish I liked myself more. 
  8. It’s hard for…

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THE WAR REMEDY STONE: SUGILITE

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Sugilite works very well at the crown chakra, which acts as a channel for the entrance of universal energies into the body and mind and defines, sustains, and energizes the whole chakra system. Sugilite helps the crown to integrate this influx of spiritual energy into daily living. It can be useful for those who are very sensitive, or who find it difficult to feel at ease with modern life.

Synonyms: Luvulite.Royal Lavulite. Royal Azel.

Energy: integrated, balanced, alienated

Colors: purple, sometimes with darker veins

Uses: Sugilite is employed in dreaming, divine communication, channeling, out of body experience, multidimensional awareness and travel. Enhances psychic abilities and helps to charge the energy body.

Birthstone: Virgo
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Chakra: Crown

Rough Sugilite

TIPS FOR SUGILITE

Carry or wear sugilite to promote confidence and courage
Place Sugilite by your bed to ease worries and enhance mental rest
Give Sugilite as a sign of forgiveness

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THE MASTER HEALER STONE: TURQUOISE

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As a blue stone with a hint of green, turquoise works naturally at the level of the heart and throat chakras. In particular, it stimulates the subtle energies of the thymus gland, midway between the heart and throat, an area which plays an important part in the body’s immune system.

Turquoise also acts as a general strengthener for all systems of the body and offers protection from harm by ensuring a high level of the energy function.

Energy: immune, protective

Colors: sky blue to soft and deep green or green-blue

Uses: Turquoise is excellent for ritual and ceremony, for gaining wholeness, knowledge, elemental wisdom, communicating with devas and ancestors, and promoting personal attunement. Turquoise stimulates motivation and healing. It is beneficial for respiratory problems, greater self-realization, and endurance.

Star Sign: Sagittarius
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Chakra: Throat

TIPS FOR TURQUOISE

Wear turquoise to protect you whilst traveling and keep you…

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The Healing Powers of Cats

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There are many stories of animals as healers. Research shows that simply petting a cat or dog can lower your blood pressure. Therapy animals who visit nursing homes and hospices bring peace and joy to patients who may not have smiled in months.

There are stories of horses who help people heal emotional and psychological issues, stories about dogs who can somehow sense cancer in people, even before doctors can find it, and dogs who can tell when a person is about to have a seizure.

CATS AS HEALERS

Research has even shown that the frequency of a cat’s purr can aid with healing of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles as well as provide pain relief. These healer kitties would work their magic in various ways:

  • By curling up next to a recovering cat or dog
  • By cuddling up to a worried client in the waiting room
  • By comforting a…

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The Protection Stone: Obsidian

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As a stone that emerges with dramatic force from the depths of the earth, obsidian is believed by many to bring hidden emotions to the surface. This makes it extremely useful in releasing long-held stresses and buried traumas.

Obsidian is found only in volcanic areas, where it forms from rapidly cooled lava. Born from the fire within the heart of the planet, Obsidian can bring a strong sense of determination to conquer fear and face reality in a practical, grounded, and courageous way.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment but also that of one’s own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface…

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WHAT ARE CRYSTAL GEM GRIDS?

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They are tools for empowerment, for blessings, for prosperity, for love, for healing, for creating a sacred space, and much more. They can be used for any intention, from the simple goal of “bring more money” to the more serious, “banish this curse” to the great goal of “heal the planet”. Whatever your intention, the crystal grid is an effective use of crystal energy when done with your clean intention.

A grid is formed by making a geometric pattern with crystals, which can be tumbled stones or natural rough stones. The pattern can be any design you like – a Star of David which is the most popular, a Reiki symbol, a pentagram or another symbol of your choosing.

A basic grid consists of 4, 5, 6, or 7 stones – 1 in the center and the rest making the design. To charge and empower your grid you can use…

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THE MEDITATION AND ATTUNEMENT STONE: QUARTZ — Good Witches Homestead

Quartz crystal has an organizing and harmonizing effect on all parts of the body with which it comes into contact. It can be especially calming, and will quickly restore a more balanced energy. It also helps to dissipate all areas of imbalance and negativity, and establishes calmness and clarity in the mind, making it a […]

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