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Crystal Reference Guide

A quick reference guide on the properties of different crystals.
Note: This is updated as I add crystals to the website so check back for new additions!

Black Obsidian

Type: Volcanic glass/magma, no crystalline structures.
Colours: Black, shiny glass like finish when polished.
Location: Found worldwide.

Properties: Highly charged with protection – blocks psychic attack, absorbs negative energies and keeps your aura safe. Extracts stress and mental tension, whilst inviting positive thoughts, clarity of the mind and removes confusion. Helps one identify their true self. Useful for manifesting, connecting to law of attraction powers. Deep connection to nature, creating a grounding to earth force.  Opens root chakra to break through emotional blockages and ancient traumas.  Stimulates compassion and strength. Great stone for workplaces, empaths and healers, as it stops one from taking on others issues or emotional baggage.

Chakra: Root/Base & Earth Star.
Zodiac: Scorpio.

 

Black Obsidian

Black Tourmaline

Type: Boron Silicate, semi-precious.
Colours: Black.
Location: Found predominantly in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya, and other countries in African and Asia.

Properties: The ultimate protection stone with the ability to repel and protect one from Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) energy, ill-wishing, toxic energy, spells, and psychic attacks. It traps the energy within its structure, converting it into a lighter vibration and replaces it with a protective shield. Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, encourages self-confidence and reduces fear.  It invites inspiration, compassion, tolerance and aids one to act / think more positively to create a healthier lifestyle and manifest abundance. Brings balance to the right-left sides of the brain and male / female energy. It is very beneficial to plants, if buried in soil it encourages growth and improves the health of crops.

Chakra: Root and Earth Star, protects all chakras.
Zodiac: Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, and Capricorn.

 

 

Blue Onyx

Type: A natural form of silicon dioxide and is a form of Chalcedony, made up of parallel bands or striping.
Colours: Blue.
Location: Found predominantly in India, Brazil, Uruguay, and United States.

Properties: Onyx gives strength and it promotes vigour, steadfastness and stamina.  Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.  Banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.  It encourages happiness and good fortune. It will enhance your intuition, as well as strengthen your resolve in changing your bad habits.

Chakra: Throat.
Zodiac:  Gemini and Leo.

 

 

Celestite (Celestine)

Type: Strontium ore/sulphate.
Colours: Pale to mid blue, also white, occasionally green and looks like crystals of ice.
Location: Found in Madagascar, Britain, Poland, Mexico, Egypt, Libya, and Peru.

Properties: Celestite comes from the Latin word caelestis, meaning “celestial” or “divine.”. Folklore says a choir of angles gave it the nickname “the Stone of Heaven”. The heavenly blue of this crystal is said to help access the angelic realm and connect with one’s spirit guides, promoting spiritual development and growth – exceptionally useful for those beginning to explore their spiritually. Its gentle and uplifting energy brings harmony, balance, and peace to life. A good crystal for conflict resolution and revealing the truth. When kept next to the bed, it will cleanse the environment, sooth the mind before sleep and let it wander calmly and freely whilst asleep. When worn or carried in a pocket, it will fill the aura with protective energy, particularly effective against bullies.

Chakra: Throat.
Zodiac: Libra.

 

Celestite

Golden Healer Quartz

Type: Silicon dioxide with golden or yellow iron minerals on the surface or as inclusions.
Colours: Translucent with hues of yellow and gold.
Location: Primarily in Arkansas, USA but has been found worldwide.

Properties: Known as a potent healing crystal, the Golden Healer connects with the golden light of the Universal Life Force draws it to flow through the body via the crown chakra. This light clears imbalances and blockages, preparing the body for a multi-level healing. Powerful, but soothing and gentle it raises the energetic vibration to exceptional levels and facilitates profound spiritual activation, it echoes with one’s soul and path journey to enlightenment. Useful for spiritual communications between dimensions and worlds. Has the ability to neutralise anger, dissipate negative emotions, and stimulate compassion and empathy. The perfect crystal to make great changes in one’s life with minimal effort. A good companion crystal to achieve financial goals, attracting abundance, prosperity, and luck.

Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, and Higher. Ability to align all chakras.
Zodiac: Connected to all astrological signs.

 

Spirit Quartz

Type: Silicon dioxide, the rare color purple due to its ferrous iron froths
Colours: Ranges from grey-brown, purple, lilac, yellowish brown, to white.
Location: Relatively new discovery from Magaliesberg Mountain, South Africa.

Properties:  Also know as Porcupine Amethyst, Pineapple Amethyst, Barnacle Amethyst, and Cactus Amethyst. Spirit Quartz offers spiritual evolution, purification, and protection. Like its name says, it connects to the spirit world, bringing one spiritual evolution and to help ones spirit attain both enlightenment and growth. Full of energies around balance and harmony, this crystal will channel light sources and frequencies for deeper insight, concentration, a profound state of clarity and awareness. This crystal will also discharge you from fearful and negative thought process and freedom. It brings needed comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one. And it will infuse you with an energy of universal love, whilst balancing feminine and masculine energies, to bring a feeling of grounding and being centered.

Chakra: Predominantly Crown, but purifies all chakras.
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Tiger Eye

Type: Quartz with crocidolite, which creates the chatoyancy or flash.
Colours: Shades of gold-brown, blue, red.
Location: Primarily Africa and Australia

Properties: Tiger Eye has been known throughout time to be worn as a talisman, amulet, or charm to bring the wearer protection and embeds good luck and prosperity into ones energy field. Drawing on the Earth and Sun energy, Tiger Eye works well when wanting to balance to the lower chakras, bringing the yin/yang energies to ones emotions. A useful crystal to focus the mind and get clarity to solve issues without emotional fog. Neutralises mood swings, instils one with willpower, purpose, courage, and self-confidence. Helps one to identify their needs, talents, and abilities, with the ability to defuse low self-worth, critical thoughts of self, whilst opening channels of creativity.

Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral and Base.
Zodiac: Capricorn and Leo.

 

 

 

 

This information is based on the experience and research of Sage and Selenite.

 

 

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Pink Amethyst

A recent discovery in the crystal world, Pink Amethyst is found in a mine based in Patagonia, Argentina. Because of the exclusivity of only one location where it is found, it is considered a rare crystal.

Through scientific study of the structure and make up of this pink beauty, it was determined that out of all other major minerals, the Amethyst was its closest family. The inclusion of hematite to its crystalline structure produces the much sort after pretty pink colouring.

Often the meaning and properties of a crystal develops over time and events, with Pink Amethyst only having a rather short history, these factors are somewhat subjective and still developing … we will be watching eagerly to see what evolves!

However, it does have established key properties in its portfolio that make it a stunning yet purposeful piece to have in your collection. Often referred to as the softer, feminine version of its purple cousin the power of this crystal is not to be underestimated and here is why …

Being from the quartz family the Pink Amethyst possess the cleansing qualities. Being able to absorb questionable, neutral, and negative energies, cleanse them and release them back out into the surrounding atmosphere reborn and refreshed.

The Pink Amethysts underlying property of its abilities is to activate an open heart chakra and fill it with love. Making it perfect to help with freely offering and accepting love, patience, and loving thoughts into life.

The gentle love energy from Pink Amethyst has a strong connection with spirit, but in a healing way, as opposed to a psychic way of Purple Amethyst.

Pink Amethyst works with the Third Eye Chakra, giving a fresh outlook and to view life from a higher perspective, from of our soul and to live from a place of love- with the benefit of the hematite inclusions to keep us earth grounded.

An instrumental crystal for anyone who has been hurt, through grief or trauma, enabling them to open their heart again.

A natural emotional balancer, this crystal connects us with our emotions and provides us with understanding, calmness, trust, and grace. This also aids to neutralise troubling thoughts, feelings, and anxiety. It can calm the energy of a situation and enable us to stay cool and collected.

Pink Amethyst also works with the Crown Chakra and can promote a feeling of knowing, through an increased sense of intuition and clarity.

If you wear or have Pink Amethyst placed near your bed or under your pillow, it is known to increase lucid dreams. You will awaken with a stronger memory of what you have dreamt about.

The feelings of balance, clarity, calm and removal of self-doubt, this crystal brings will help to increase personal frequency and growth. Bringing into focus your goals, aspirations, and purpose.

The Pink Amethyst is not a self-cleansing crystal, so you will need to give it love with regular cleansing and charging. The simplest way is to cleanse with sage and charge with full moon light, however it is open to your personal preference and is not water adverse.

This divine pink crystal of love will make a welcome and impactful addition to any collection and makes a beautiful gift for someone special.

 

“This stone is a reminder that perhaps the best is yet to come in life, and that we need not live under the false impression that we know everything already”
Healing Crystals Company

 

 

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Moon phases and their manifesting magic

New Moon

 

A New Moon occurs when the sun and the Moon are aligned on the same side of the Earth. As there is no light on the face of the Moon we see what looks like the dark side of the Moon.

Marking the beginning of the lunar cycle, the New Moon is associated with a new start, rebirth, a clean slate, possibilities, and potential.

Like the darkness of the Moons appearance, we often feel like we want to retreat and turn inwards to oneself, to hibernate and recharge ready for the lunar cycle ahead – preparing for a new phase.

This is the optimal time to make new plans, to focus on what you do want, to set your intent for the lunar cycle ahead and to start the process of deciding which dreams to turn into reality.

The New Moon energy syncs with our abilities to manifest, so consider expressing what you are wanting to make appear in your life – writing, drawing, vision boarding etc.

Waxing Crescent Moon

3 – 7 days after the New Moon

The Sun is starting to move closer to the Moon and begins to shed a little light on the dark figure. “Waxing” the Moons illumination is growing and “Crescent” meaning less than half the Moon is illuminated.

As we emerge recharged from the dark, our path is starting to be lit up and growth is taking place. Shed light on your plans and desires to manifest set under the New Moon energy. Review and ensure that they still resonate with you and have been set with the right intent. Question the “Why” behind them.

For those plans that tick the boxes it is time to start to plant the seeds for these firmly in your mind. Start building the foundation to make them happen and consider the process required to get you to the end goal – list what you need to do to give you the greatest chance of success and start moving forward with it.

Visualisation is a powerful tool for manifesting your desires. Make space to visualise you plans completed. Take note of what that looks like and more importantly feels like. Have faith in your abilities!

First Quarter Moon

7 – 10 days after the New Moon

First Quarter refers to the Moon being a quarter of the way through the lunar cycle however, the Moon appears to be half illuminated and half in shadow – visually looking like it is cut in half.

The key words around this moon are challenges, decisions, and commitment to action. This Moon phase can feel like a struggle and a testing time.

If there are to be obstacles, unexpected challenges, or tough decisions, they will appear now. If you are not dedicated to the

cause, then it is time to let it go.

Alternately if you are still excited and engaged in achieving your original goals you set under the New Moon, then now is when you need to work extra hard and commit to your plan.

Revisit your writings, drawings, lists and visualisations – draw on the intention behind them and the feelings / ener

gy they bring.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

10 – 15 days after the New Moon

Three quarters of the Moon is now seen and is often visible during the day as well. “Waxing” the Moons illumination is growing and “Gibbous” meaning more than half the Moon is illuminated and bulging.

One phase away from the Full Moon, use the extra light to look at how plans are tracking and use the energy to stay on track. Pay attention to the details and your actions, remember your intent, and decipher what is and isn’t working.

The universe often has its own plans, that may differ from our own to reach the goal. Do not be discouraged. Use this time to review, revise and adjust the plan as required.

Full Moon

15 – 18 days after the New Moon

The Sun and the Moon are placed either side of Earth and this makes the face of the Moon appear fully illuminated. T

his is also when the Moon and Earth are in opposite Zodiac signs which can elevate emotions, while trying to find a balance between these two aspects.

Generally, this is the phase where your hard work around intentions and manifesting will start to be realised. Harvest the produce from the seeds you have sown and celebrate the results. Alternatively, you may receive strong signs that you are on track, be open to new opportunities that may present themselves.

If you are Moon sensitive your body may react with the peak stage of the Moon cycle. This may be a form of anxiety, waiting in anticipation for manifestations to appear or being aware that they may take more time.

Sleep is often disrupted at this time, so is advisable to engage in a little extra self-care and love – moon bathing is a great way to soak up the lunar light goodness!

Waning Gibbous or Disseminating Moon

3 – 7 days after the Full Moon

Waning refers to the decreasing illumination of the Moon as it heads back towards the New Moon phase.

After all the energy used in the build-up to and during the Full Moon cycle, now is a time to take a breath and relax – just a little. The flow on effect of the work put in early around intentions and manifesting will still be coming through to enjoy.

This is the perfect time to take stock of where you are at, what you have achieved and to be grateful for the gifts. Even if full fruition has not been achieved, there will be silver linings to be grateful for. Take a moment to acknowledge your gratitude.

This Moon brings about a sense of wanting to share, love and give to those you care about. This does not have to be shown in a monetary or material way. Sharing your knowledge of what you have learnt to help others is smiled upon by the universe.

Third Quarter Moon

7 – 10 days after the Full Moon

Being three quarters through the lunar cycle we are close to completion. The Moon appears to be half illuminated and half

in shadow – the opposite sides of the First Quarter Moon.

Clearing energy through forgiveness is characteristic of this Moon phase. Look back over the last month and see if there are any mistakes, bad habits, bad blood or causes of anger, grudges, hurt or pain that you are holding onto or placing you back into the shadows.

Purge and let go of these energies, forgive yourself and other parties who may be involved. Clear out and remove anything that does not serve you for the higher purpose.

It is also a good time to declutter and cleanse your physical spaces. A clear space, place and mind will help you to release and move forward, from a place of love making space for the next New Moon intentions.

Waning Crescent Moon

10 days after the Full Moon until New Moon

The Moons illumination is decreasing and will shortly be a slither as the New Moon approaches.

The same way the light cannot be controlled from disappearing, this Moon teaches us that we cannot control everythi

ng in life. It is time to continue letting go of what does not serve us – that includes attempting to control all that is around us.

Sit back, go with the flow, and surrender to the divine universe for this Moon phase. Rest and recuperate, take time to heal and let fate play its cards.

Enjoy some time to do some dreaming, dream big for the approaching New Moon.

The Cycle is Complete as The New Moon Arrives

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The Numbers Behind Leap Day

The concept of the leap year/day started way back in 45BC, when Julius Caesar introduced it as a way for the Gregorian calendar, to match up to our environment.

The Earth takes 365 days, 5 hours and 48 minutes to circle around the sun, so by introducing an additional day once every 4 years, the earth and calendar are somewhat realigned.

Given this occurrence is not every year, it is believed that a leap day holds substantial spiritual powers. So, let us explore the possibilities of what this leap day, may hold!

 

Numerology Insight

The 29th – 2+9=11

11 is known as a master number – the number of awakening, bringing a higher vibration and intensity to its meaning, paired with a deep spiritual connection.

The 1 of the 11 is associated with masculine energy, the ego to focus on one’s own life and the ability to excel as a natural leader.

However, the number 11 predominantly draws its energies from the number 1 and 2 (see below). Which in it’s self can cause a struggle to find balance.

11 is known for being the number of the deep thinker, producing insightful thoughts and exploring the creative side of ones nature. This can cause introverted tendencies and enjoyment in solitude. Petty dramas, boredom and repetitive tasks are not part of an 11’s agenda.

 

Of February – 2

When 11 is broken down to a single figure (1+1) it becomes 2, therefore part of the 11 energy relates to the traits of the number 2. This doubles in intensity with the 2 representing February.

2 revolves around the energy of balance and finding fulfilment from personal relationships. It radiates feminine energy, with diplomatic skills and attuned to emotions of others, demonstrating an influential and persuasive manner.

The pursuit of a 2, is to find and carry out the souls purpose or mission for this life. Being strong in the ability to communicate and listen, especially around areas of deep interest, these emotionally driven traits can flow into an over sensitive side and deliver the consequences that come with this.

 

???? So today, based on the numbers, could be a day to take the lead to go inside yourself, dedicating some time to deeply think about your mission for this life. To start forming ideas of how to creatively communicate your contribution and what is required to do this.