What They All Have in Common . . . New Moon in Aquarius

By Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.

Take a look at the crystals in this email: what do they have in common?
You guessed it — all are offbeat, original, unusual . . . one could even say — physically impossible — and yet that is how they naturally developed!
What they have in common is that they apparently did not get the memo on how to grow in expected ways, like other crystals . . .
This is how you may want to think of yourself after this New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius.
This New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius is on Thursday, Feb 15 at 4pm encourages us to open up to
  • new ways of thinking about our hopes, wishes, and dreams
  • expressing ourselves in all the ways that make us unique
  • change in how we view and how we build the supportive structures in our lives
  • investigate the possibilities for communicating our ideas at a larger scale
  • looking into new ways through which we can spread progressive ideas
  • envisioning a creation of communities that will promote greater awareness of all that is beneficial for humanity
  • working together and collaborating in new ways for higher ideals and a greater good
Crystals to help with these are Herkimer Diamond, Moldavite, Chevron Amethyst, Chrysocolla, Clear Quartz (Scepter formation) . . .

The Energies of February

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The start of February is the midpoint between the December solstice and the March equinox, an occasion traditionally marked by the Celtic fire festival Imbolc, a celebration that honours the slowly returning light in the northern hemisphere. The corresponding festival for those in the southern hemisphere is Lammas, which traditionally celebrates the gathering in of the first fruits of the year’s harvest and serves as a reminder to conserve inner resources for the approaching autumn/winter season. So where ever you may be in the world, the beginning of February is a good time to pause, breath and connect with nature in gratitude for the season’s offerings.

On January 31st we had a powerful full moon lunar eclipse that will most likely already have provided you with illumination on some of the themes likely to be resonating for you in February’s energy flow.

Not only was this event a super moon…

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Crystal Support For The Leo Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse

By Krista Mitchell

Crystal Support for the Leo Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Jan. 31st at 8:27am ET

This is a north node eclipse that is pulling us towards our destiny, a defining moment where we’re being asked to let go of what’s old and no longer of service to us, so that we can open doorways to the future.

Common themes:

  • manifesting your own fate and destiny
  • closing the door on old ways of being, old versions of yourself
  • opening up to newer and greater ways of being, to what you can be
  • expanding your heart energy
  • identifying what matters most to you and taking steps to protect it
  • womanhood, motherhood, and divine feminine energy
  • intensified creative energy
  • releasing what you need to in order to be able to tune into the future
  • prophecy
  • observing themes and honoring lessons
  • discovering and pursuing your guiding light or north star
  • becoming the leading man/lady, king/queen of your own life
  • potential and power

Either wear or hold one or more of the following crystals during the full moon eclipse to help your harness the energy:

(from top)

Lapis lazuli – inner knowledge, soul desires
Tourmalined quartz – purification, release
Ruby – king or queen energy, inner strength, nobility
Carnelian – Leonine goddess energy, passion, creation
Smithsonite – prophetic vision, intuition, knowing

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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Gem Jewelry…

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Gemstones are a great way to help me relax, gain focus, and ground myself. No better surprise than to find the gemstone you slipped into your pocket as a little good luck charm when your eyes were barely open at six AM, giving you that afternoon boost you need!

Gemstones are special because they each hold specific unique powers that can aid you with your own, likewise specific needs. Sometimes you might be drawn to the beauty of their color, or weight for no particular reason; that’s awesome too! The connection may come later as you spend time familiarizing yourself with your new gems!

When I wear gem jewelry I feel a sense of comfort and protection, a magnetic beauty and confidence. Most of all I love the feeling of first slipping my bracelets onto my wrists and letting the cool tranquility of their weight ground and calm me.

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Luck

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Luck is seemingly random events that happen to us all. If the events are good, we see them as good luck. If the events are bad, we see them as bad luck. Witches and Wizards know they create their own luck. They will set intentions, take action and luck happens. When you sit and do nothing, bad luck is normally what you get. Things happen to you instead of making things happen.

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Richmond Workshop ~ Crystals, Ancestors, Elements ~ February 10

Self-Empowerment through the
Energies of Ancestors, Elements, and Crystals
WORKSHOP
Richmond, Virginia
February 10, 2018
2pm – 6pm
Have you ever experienced a lack of energy for no apparent reason?
Or kept encountering the same persistent obstacle no matter how many times you tried to power through?
Or wondered why you had to go through a traumatic event in your life?
If so, this may have been because of an imbalance of the elemental energies and ancestral energetic patterning.
You will LEARN
The practical and spiritual aspects of working with the four elements
How the energy of four elements is expressed in our lives
How this energy is connecting us to our ancestors
How to work with these energies and your ancestors to clear what you no longer need
How to work with these energies to meet your needs and stand in your power
You will EXPERIENCE
A process of personal attunement to the elemental energies
Uncovering subconscious patterns that are blocking your progress
A discovery of the best element for you to work with for clearing your field, recharging your batteries, stabilizing your energy, and moving forward
You will RECEIVE
4 Crystals (one for each element we work with)
4 Guided Meditations (recordings, so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of this work)
A free holographic multidimensional energy clearing group session from Brana during the workshop
A 10+ page workbook
Saturday, February 10, 2018
2pm – 6pm
Cost: $150
SHINE Integrative
Health InSyncs Building
Bon Air, Virginia 23235
Best,
Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.

Cultivate Deep Respect for Mother Earth

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The Wolf Moon also brings another interesting astrological movement— Uranus moves into Taurus. This pairing can mean a few things, but most expert astrologers conjecture that it means we will experience some extreme weather events in 2018 that will likely be sudden and unexpected. On a more energetic level, Uranus in Taurus also brings our connection to nature into awareness. Taurus has to do with agriculture, food distribution, and finances, so look for lots of innovation and growth in this space. On a more personal level, we may also experience a distorting of technology and ourselves. How have cell phones and addictive apps impacted human connection, mental health, and physical health? While you may already feel the effects of this in your life, this theme will be explored more in 2018. With it hopefully comes to a renaissance of getting dirty in nature and understanding how plants can heal the…

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Full Moon In Cancer ~ January 1st

By Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D., Crystal Cosmopolitan

     Full Moon coinciding with the beginning of a New Year is quite a rare thing! I would not go as far as to say that it will determine the unfolding of the whole year, but it will certainly give us a big theme to develop within 2018!
     Full Moon in Cancer is asking us to take better care of ourselves and understand how important self-nourishment is. The last year has had quite a few dramatic astrological events, and this year should be somewhat calmer, at least in terms of its aspects.
     However, we have experienced what it feels like being under almost continual pressure throughout the year, and many people have experienced recurring health challenges.
     So I will keep it short and sweet — take care of yourselves and your loved ones much more than ever before. Pay attention to your emotions, your imagination and your intuition and let go of any memories that no longer serve your highest good. Use the Element of Water to help you release those memories. Strengthen the energy of your heart. The stone to work with for this is Rhodochrosite and any other stone that you intuitively choose during the Full Moon on Monday and Tuesday.
Have a wonderful and a prosperous 2018!!
Till next time — stay healthy and happy!
Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.