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Healing for Mind, Body & Spirit

Concretions in The Morning Light

Concretions are an interesting group. They are formed in sedimentary material and harden before the material around them. How is that for cool? They are like pearls, in a way, because the various concretions develop around some kind of central object. This object could be organic material like a leaf, a shell or a piece of bone. In the case of a Geode the stone hardens from the outside in around an open cavity allowing crystals to form within the empty space. 

Being a sedimentary material, concretions are a mix of carbonates like calcite, limestone and marble, as well as iron oxides like shale and hematite. The Mohs Scale and chakra associations vary depending on the type of concretion. They can, however, be found all over the world and are generally round or disk shaped. The only exception are Fairy stones.  

There are two types of concretions; Concentric Concretions, which form on layers around the central core. These tend to be rounder than others. Then there are the Pervasive Concretions. These for when sedimentary material fills cracks then harden. This process carries on over and over. In time you have a hardened specimen like Septarian.  

The qualities of concretions can vary by type but as a group they offer grounding, protective and psychic opening characteristics. Click the links below to read more about individual concretion abilities to enhance our lives. 

Fairy Stone:  I thought I had written about this stone, but apparently, I have not so stay tuned! 

Shaman Stone:   https://elementhealing.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/shaman-stone-in-the-morning-light/

Septarian: https://elementhealing.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/septarian-in-the-morning-light/

Geode: I realize I have not written about this type of crystal formation either! there sill be a post 🙂

Pudding Stone: https://elementhealing.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/pudding-stone-in-the-morning-light/

 

The Weekend Ahead

The weekend is here and we have two Major Arcana cards bringing us opportunity for a new beginning. The Major Arcana speak to us about ig life lessons and changes. Whatever is coming for us this weekend may be a big event. I used the Waite Smith deck for our Weekend Ahead reading. The Empress and The Fool came up for us. Both have positive message in the upright position. 

The Empress is about creativity, fertility and abundance. She sits on luxurious cushions surrounded by the abundance of nature. The message of this card is of opportunity and new beginnings. Be looking for them this weekend. The energy of our three eclipses are still with us, so be alert to anything that might come along. 

Our bottom card, The Fool, tells us change is coming and we should be willing to take the leap when it arrives. This is a card of new beginnings but it also speaks to having faith in one’s dreams and goals. Whatever the beginning is may require travel, as this card can mean travel or the move of home. It may also be a spontaneous offer, so be prepared to make a last-minute decision! 

Together our cards are letting us know change is in the air. This beginning could be a new creative idea, a new perspective on a current project or issue or something completely unexpected. Take the time to think it through if you can, but don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith to follow your bliss! 

Have a wonderful weekend! blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

A Year of Change

My goodness, what a year this has been so far. I knew this was going to be a big year when I did my annual numerology post back in December of last year, if you missed the post you can read it here, Everything is lining up to make this a huge year for changes to be made both personally and globally. As painful as the process can be, the outcome is always a better place to be than where we started out.  

There are many scenarios for change that can play out. Some people are aware that an aspect of their lives can be improved but the boots on the ground, how to go about it becomes a roadblock. Fear can be another hindrance to change; a big one! Fear of failure or success kicks in and stops many people cold. Old thought patterns and belief systems can keep people locked into a place they dearly want to change. Some people remain in their comfort zone, happy to let dreams sit on the back burner of their lives. Then there are the people that know it’s time for a change and push forward, sometimes before they are completely ready. In order to accept any kind of change into our lives and make it stick, we have to be ready in body, mind, and spirit. If we aren’t in the right headspace or heart space, we aren’t going to give full attention to the process. 

I, like many of us, have lived through more than one of the above situations. This year and its energy for change has brought me to a place where I am ready for and welcome all the change the universe has to offer me. To that end, there are a couple things I am doing that I’d like to tell you about. 

The first change I’ve made is in my perspective. My Mother transitioning a couple years ago made it difficult to get out of my own way, or even think about the future. I knew it was out there, but I had no idea what it would look like or how to get there. The healing process has given me that clarity and I am ready to go! A couple things I have implemented to grow and expand are getting my Etsy Shop back up and teaching classes. 

My Etsy Shop fell by the wayside and went dormant after Mom transitioned. I have given it a makeover, altered its focus and opened it back up. I am excited about this move. I plan to grow the shop with more product offerings to be rolled out over the coming months.  

Right now, I am offering Custom Crystal Grids, Pendulums, Tarot Readings, Numerology Charts and my newest product, Incense. I am pretty excited about the incense. I was guided to learn and offer it. So I did the research and jumped into the process. To begin with I have seven scents to choose from; Patchouli, Sandalwood, Clary Sage and four custom blends that my guides gave me. I call them, Sacred, Prayer, Rest and Lavender Meadow. If you would like to check out my shop follow the link. 

I am also going to start having regular class offerings. The first is a basic numerology class July 31st. Signup for this class will be from July 20th to the morning of the 31st. For more information about this class you can check out the events section of my Facebook page. 

I hope you are also embracing the changes this year is bringing to your lives. Change is scary and never easy, but it’s always worth taking the journey. 

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

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The Week Ahead

I used the Native Spirit Oracle Cards for our Week Ahead reading. The two cards that came up for us are Eagle Medicine as our main card and Spirit of Earth as our bottom card. The message they have for us is about perspective, strength, overcoming our fears and prosperity.

Spirit of Earth tells us we can move into a place where we are living our best lives. One where we are prospering, happy and fulfilled in all areas of our lives. To get moving in the direction of this vision we must do a couple of things; and this is where the message of our main card speaks to us.

To most Native Americans the Eagle is a sacred bird because it flies higher than any other bird. In doing so it is able to bring messages from the divine back to Earth. When this card comes to a reading it speaks of seeing things from a higher, broader perspective. Opportunities we didn’t think possible for us exist this week. We are perhaps not seeing clearly because we are looking through a lens of belief systems that say “You can’t” or “You aren’t good enough”, Maybe we think the timing isn’t right. Todays cards are saying otherwise.

It is time to face those fears and belief systems that no longer serve who we are and who we are becoming, and overcome them. Today is the final day of the Full Moon Eclipse. The doorway to possibility is still open, welcoming us, encouraging us to believe we are stronger than we know, because we are! That we are more capable than we realise, because we are!

Like the Eagle, soar high enough this week to embrace your true potential and see where it can take you if we let go of the fears holding us back. When we do, we can begin to move into that place of blossoming prosperity!

Have a fabulous week! Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Jasper Family in The Morning Light

The Jasper clan is a very large, diverse member of the Quartz family. They are generally multicolored, in various combinations of brown, red, orange, yellow and green. members of the clan have been considered sacred and powerful healers for thousands of years. The ancient egyptians used Jaspers as talismans and believed that they would help guide and the dead to the afterlife.

The energy of this clan is very nurturing. The energy is not as high a some other stones but the grounding, healing abilities cannot be denied. Healing energy works slowly with this family, so, when working with Jasper it is a good idea to carry or wear the stone for an extended period of time. Preferable near the site which needs healing and against the skin.

As a family some of the qualities available to anyone working with a Jasper are:

  • Fosters courage and wisdom.
  • Carries a strong earth energy.
  • Protective
  • Clears electromagnetic garbage
  • Encourages honesty.
  • Helps you think fast and clearly.
  • Helps turn ideas into action.

As with all family groups of crystals and minerals each type of Jasper has its own characteristics to offer. Some of the Jaspers I’ve written about are listed below. Click the links to learn about what Jaspers have to offer you.

Bumblebee Jasper
Brecciated Jasper
Kambaba Jasper
Mookaite Jasper
Zebra Jasper
African Turquoise Jasper
Dragons Blood Jasper
Unakite
Bloodstone

I hope you enjoyed this overview of the Jasper Family and what it has to offer. Have a wonderful day.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

The Weekend Ahead

 

It’s been quite a year so far hasn’t it? There is so much happening that it can be confusing, and frightening to think about what might be next. July begins the second half of the year. All we can do is keep moving and give it our best shot. This Weekend Ahead brings us the Full Moon and the third in a series of eclipses. This is a time of endings and beginnings filled with potential.

The underlying energy is the Waxing Moon. This tells us the energy needed to accomplish our goal is building. We are moving into a period where we can create our reality. It will take time and commitment, but we are on the right path. Keep moving, keep believing.

I love synchronicity. We can’t make this up, the main cards for our weekend reading are both Full Moon cards. We have the Full Moon in Capricorn and Full Moon in Taurus. Our Full Moon eclipse this month just happens to be in Capricorn! Together our cards are letting us know we have reached or are reaching the end of a cycle and it is time to plan for what is next.

What is it we want and are we willing to do the work to make it happen? Whatever that next step is for each of us, we will need to be committed. Is it truly a priority? If not what is. Don’t waste valuable time and energy on something that is a lovely idea not a concrete goal. Spend time this weekend getting grounded, re-evaluate priorities and release what is holding you back. When a clear goal is achieved, make a plan and get going in that direction!

In days like these it may be difficult believing dreams can come true. Our Weekend Ahead reading lets us know they can. All we have to do is be clear about what we want, have a plan and be willing to put in the work.

Have a fabulous weekend!  blessed Be ❤ Sharon

July A Deeper Look

July is here and with it we begin the second half of our year. Its energy is like a new beginning for us all, as if we are being given a full month of possibilities. Let’s take a look and see what is coming.

July Numerology: The second half of our year begins on a positive note with the Master Number 11/2 leading the way. Eleven is the first of the higher numbers. This number is the doorway to higher consciousness. Its energy is about balance, harmony, illumination, and being open to possibility. Think big this month. Envision your best life!

July Card: The Magician is the card for the month and an excellent companion to our July Numerology. The energy of this card is about new beginnings. It is assertive, independent. This card tells us we have everything we need to manifest into our lives whatever we focus our energy on. Step into your power and make it happen.

July Moon Phases: July’s Full Moon is this weekend on the fourth or fifth depending on where in the world you live is the third in a series of three eclipses. This penumbral eclipse is in Capricorn, and I believe, the last to be had until 2028; I’m not certain on that fact though.  The characteristics of this sign is its disciplined, determined and likes security. Capricorn is also patient and is not afraid to grab a good opportunity when it comes along.
For us, this full moon eclipse could be a turning point. Full moons are times of completion and release, adding an eclipse to it creates an opportunity to release things buried deep within us. What do we have that needs to go? This full moon, eclipse energy can bring hidden things to come to light. If forgotten, painful memories come back this weekend, deal with them and let them go. We may find in their place, things we haven’t seen before like truths we haven’t wanted to accept, or opportunities we might have never considered. The energy is quite intense. Embrace it and let it flow through your life.
This eclipse will be visible for much of the Americas, Western Europe and Africa. Check your local times for best viewing opportunities.
The Dark Moon this month will be on the 20th. I love these days because the slate is wiped clean and we are given the energy for all things new. What is it that you would like to bring more of into your life? Spend time on this day reflecting on how far you’ve come and where you want to go. Set your intentions and start making a plan!

July Retrogrades: Over the course of June we had Venus station direct, but that still leaves us with the North Node and five planets in retrograde. The energy of these combined offer great opportunity to move forward and just as great an opportunity for chaos. Fortunately for the planet Earth, Mercury is preparing to station direct on July 12, making communication and forward movement better for everyone.
The month of July has the asteroid Chiron going retrograde on July 8 and stationing direct five months and four days later on December 12. Chiron is known as the wounded healer, and when retrograde he helps us heal old, buried wounds from this and past lifetimes. As Chiron was a prophet and a healer, all areas of our lives are affected. Physical, emotional, spiritual and mental clearing and healing is ahead for us.
The coming five months could very well be an interesting and painful time, but it is something we all must work through. The planets vibration is rising, as is ours in preparation for ascension when the shift occurs. The best way to deal with these energies is to be aware of them. Watch for synchronicities and triggers. These moments will be showing us what has to be healed. Most important is being willing to do the work, and remember to maintain your boundaries; self-love and self-care is not selfish!!

Meteor Shower: Meteor showers are like pennies from Heaven, full of opportunity. On July 28 we will have the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower. The moon will be waxing during this time but there should still be some nice meteors to watch. The estimate is up to 20 per hour.

July is shaping up to be a great beginning to the second half of our year. It’s going to be work, but an adventure at the same time!

Have a fabulous month! Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

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The Week Ahead

There is no denying, life is full of ups and downs. Things change whether we like it or not. For our Week Ahead the Wheel of Fortune is turning, hinting that change is coming for us, and the Knight of Swords telling us it might just be time to charge ahead.

When the Wheel of Fortune comes up, some kind of change is inevitable. It may be good, or not depending on how we interpret whatever is happening this week. Expect things to shift one way or the other quickly, there is a possibility of unexpected success, but also things going sideways just as unexpectedly.

We are living in crazy times. The best we can do is be as prepared as we can and make a move when the time is right. This could very well be the best time to step out and take a risk. There will be obstacles, there always are, so be prepared for them. Gather all the information needed and have a plan. When we know what we’re going up against, we can make informed decisions about what actions need to be taken.

Have a great week! Blessed Be ❤ Sharon