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Spessartine Garnet in The Morning Light

I wrote, a couple weeks ago about the Garnet family and it’s amazing qualities. You can read that article here if you missed it. This week I am writing about a rare and moderately expensive member of the family called Spessartine. The color of this type ranges from orange to red orange. This gorgeous piece is a little bit of both.

Its name comes from the Spessart area of Bavaria Germany.  I wasn’t able to pinpoint who specifically discovered this beautiful garnet, but the time frame was mid to late 1800’s, and that is as close as I could get. That mine eventually closed and Spessartine was kind of forgotten. In the last fifteen to twenty years new pockets have been discovered in countries such as Tanzania, China (where this piece is from) Pakistan, Brazil and the USA. It’s still rare but not so much as before.

Being shades of orange, Spessartine resonates well with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. It’s known as the Stone of Harmony and Good Health. The energy of this crystal helps us let go of fears and embrace our passions. It is a great stone for creative people. Some of the qualities this crystal has to offer are:

  • It enhances clarity by sharpening your analytical thinking ability.
  • It gives a good boost to creative processes.
  • It helps you overcome depression and fear.
  • It increases confidence.
  • It gives the determination to make life changing decisions.
  • It helps increase focus and concentration.
  • It balances the bodies energy
  • It helps the reproductive and digestive systems to funtion better.

I hope you have enjoyed this brief introduction to Spessartine Garnet. If it seems like something you would like to work with, I encourage you to acquire a piece and give it a try. Remember that crystals and minerals were given to the Earth to enhance our lives. I am in no way suggesting anyone leave allopathic medicine. Rather the purpose of these weekly articles is to offer alternative options to enhance your lives and the healing process.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

 

The Weekend Ahead

The influence of full moon and its companion, the 1212 portal are ushering in a weekend of introspection. Whether we are dealing with a troublesome issue in our lives or we’re wondering what the new year is going to have in store, the energy leading the way is The Big Picture. When this card comes up it is to let us know there is more going on that we are aware of. Taking any action at this time might not be a good idea. Let things flow, pay attention to what is happening and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Until we fully understand all of what is happening, we can’t make the best choice.

What is the best choice for us? The second card that came up is Be Your best Self Always. It asks, Am I the person I want to be? Am I my best self? This can be a hard question to answer honestly. Our ego may chime in and say Of Course! But, are we living the lives we want or the one society would have us accept? Are we living in fear, or joy? This card is a challenge to be more, do more, to step out of our comfort zones and not settle for anything less that living our best life; whatever that may be.

So how do we get there? The last two cards that came up can help point the way. They are Higher Ground and Inner Truth. The guidance they have for us is to get some perspective. Step out of any emotion the situation may hold and get a good objective look at it. I love the image of Higher Ground. The best view is always from the highest point around. It allows us to see what we might have missed. Inner Truth tells us clarity is coming. Watch for signs and opportunities as we answer the questions, what do we really want and need in our lives? They will lead to the perspective that will help us make the correct decision.

Have a fabulous weekend ❤ Blessed Be, Sharon

Getting Ready

As we all know this month is guiding us to the beginning of another year, as well as a brand-new decade. One which has the potential to bring huge, long term change to our lives and the world. 2020 is going to be amazing! In preparation for these changes we have several highly energetic events this month that focus on transformation. Starting off with the first two being the Full Moon and the 12/12 portal falling on the same day: Today, December 12. 

In Numerology 1212 is the union of the Divine Masculine, the number 1, and the Divine Feminine, the number 2. Together they give us Creation, Intuition, and the perfection of love. For any change to happen we need to do some deep work. To release all that no longer serves our highest good, and raise our vibration to meet what 2020 has to offer us. The 1212 portal is a gateway opening us and the planet to an influx of high vibrational energy. Interestingly enough and not at all a coincidence, the Full Moon begins at 12:12 Eastern Time here in the United States on 12/12! 

The Full Moon in Gemini is perfectly timed for the portal, as it begins a period of letting go of what doesn’t serve us. To do this we will need to have a conversation with ourselves. Fortunately, Gemini is an Air sign; In Astrology Air signs are communicators. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and he is all about communication. This sign is the thinker, intelligent and creative. It is the realm of thoughts and belief systems. Also helping, is that Mercury is currently in Sagittarius, a fire element making it a risk taker and very honest. If we let go of our past, old thought patterns, belief systems and anything that doesn’t support our getting where we want to be. It will help us take a good look at what we believe about ourselves, what we truly want for our lives, and what we are capable of achieving. 

This Full Moon might very well be a difficult, painful one. It will shine a light on what we’ve buried and challenge us to face, perhaps, some hard truths. The reality is, quite often the barrier stopping us from achieving what we want for ourselves… is us. We allow other people’s opinions and beliefs become our own. We let our ego get in the way. We allow lower vibrational emotions like anger, bitterness, shame, blame, worry, fear, and judgment get in the way of what our heart and soul believe are possible. We simply cannot take this energy into the new year. Challenge yourself to do more, to be more. Step out of your comfort zone and remember how bold and brave you are. None of us came to this planet to be ordinary and there is too much potential for growth ahead to let low vibrations to keep us from taking advantage of all that 2020 has for us.  

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

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The Week Ahead

As we build up to the final full moon of the year this week, our cards have us reflecting on our lives, looking for clarity and possibilities for our individual futures.

The energy taking us into our week is Walking In Beauty. When this card comes to you, it is a reminder to see the wonderful things around you as well as in you. It is very easy to look at ourselves and see what we didn’t accomplish this year rather than the amazing things we did. It’s easy to look around and see what is wrong. Walking In Beauty tells us not to speak negatively about where we are. Instead find a place of balance.

From here we can move forward with Shape Shifter. This is a card of transformation that lets us know we can be and do anything we want. Our past doesn’t have to define us or our future. It is simply the past. All we have to do is shift our perspective. Spirit of Air is the next card that came up for our week. This one is about clarity. It asks us to get rid of any mental clutter. let go of what doesn’t serve our highest good. Pay attention to what is going on, to how we feel and watch for signs pointing us to our next step. The final card for our week ahead is Spirit Keeper of The North. The message this card has for us is to take some time to think. The answers we are looking for are near. We just have to know where we want to go and consider the possibilities that can get us moving in that direction.

 

 

Infinite in The Morning Light

Back in March of 2018 I wrote about a crystal called Serpentine, follow the link if you would like to to read that post. Today I am writing about a type of Serpentine called Infinite. It was discovered by Steven Rosley while he was in South Africa back in 1994. After he found it, he gave a piece to several friends to see what energies it offered. There was such a variety of healing energies that Mr. Rosley called it Infinite. It was documented, and registered as such. The only source for obtaining Infinite was Mr. Rosleys crystal shop in Chicago. The mine Infinite came from was sold in 2016 to a company that is no longer mining. Then he died in 2017 and his store, closed. This means the only source for Infinite no longer exists, so there are a lot of fakes in the market. Unfortunately, I have no way to verify the provenance of my piece, it may be a fake, but I will tell you about the fabulous qualities of this stone anyway!

As I said, Infinite is a powerful type of Serpentine. The color of the stone is grey, green and yellow. On the Mohs scale it is a soft 3 to 4, and it works well with all the chakras because Infinite activates the kundalini energy. As the energy rises it clears them.

Infinite has a wide variety of qualities, some of them are:

  • It increases our connection to the Angelic realms.
  • Said to increase telepathic ability
  • Renews your physical and etheric energy
  • Helps you release what is unhealthy and no longer wanted in your life
  • Helps you make good decisions
  • Allows you to recognize your true self
  • Helps you be determined to achieve
  • Said to bring luck and good fortune
  • Helps you release trauma and grief so you can move on
  • It is said to regenerate the body on a cellular level
  • It is said to ease pain, makes a wonderful elixir
  • Assists Shamanic journeying

This wraps up our introduction to Infinite. If it seems like something you would like to work with, I encourage you to acquire a piece and give it a try. Remember that crystals and minerals are here to enhance our lives. I am in no way suggesting anyone leave allopathic medicine. Rather the purpose of these weekly crystal articles is to offer alternative options to enhance your lives and the healing process.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

The Weekend Ahead

The Seven of Pentacles is with us as we move into our Weekend Ahead. Chances are we will have a project and its outcome on our minds. It could be one we are working on, finishing up or considering starting. Whatever it is for each of us we need to give it some thought. This is a card of reflection and long term goals. The Three of Pentacles is also here for us. Three is the number of creation. When it comes up in a reading there is a promise of success. This success will not happen on its own though. It will take planning, diligence and teamwork. Our final card for the weekend is Death to encourage us to think outside the box. When Death comes to a reading, its message is about change. The old way is not going to work. Look for new ways to accomplish the goal. Someone once said the definition of insanity is expecting the same old routine to give us a different outcome. So, whether we are in the process of working toward a goal or getting ready to begin. If the old way doesn’t seem to be working the way you’d like it to, consider other potential ways to get where you want to be.

Thank you, BJ, for today’s Guest Reading!

The Week Ahead

The final month of this year has opened to us. It’s been quite a year filled with ups and downs. Catch Your breath is here encouraging us to take a moment to ground ourselves and regroup. It might be a good idea to take a break and recharge so we are ready for what is to come later in the week, and month. There is a lot going on energetically as we move into the new year.

Part of this preparation is being given by Inner Truth. It tells us our next step is coming. Though we may not see it yet, we need to be ready. Inner Truth guides us to understand who we are, how we feel, and what we want.

Shift Your Energy is our next card for our week. It tells us the process of renewal is underway. I love the image, the winds of change beginning to blow. In order for new things to come into our lives we need to let go of what no linger serves us. This message is one that has been coming up for us a lot in recent weeks and points us to our final card, Love Matters. In life there will always be challenges. It is how we handle them that determines how quickly we overcome them. If we love ourselves enough to keep an open mind and an open heart, we will always rise above.

Have a fabulous week! Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Garnet in The Morning Light

Today’s crystal discussion is about Garnet. Most people are familiar with this red stone. There is, however, much more to know. Garnet is one of those crystals that has been in use for so long, that it is difficult to pinpoint when it was discovered or by whom. Sadly though, history brushed it aside in favor of the ruby. The Celts, however, loved garnet and used it often in jewelry making, and for other decorative uses. It’s also not a single type of stone. It is a group of stones which vary in color depending on mineral content, and how it grows.

There are six main types of Garnet, they are:

  • Pyrope, which are ruby to dark red.
  • Almandine which are dark red to red brown.
  • Andradite, which are brown, black or green.
  • Spessartine which are pink, brown or orange
  • Uvarovite which are green.

Within each of these groups there are subgroups, making this an interesting family. They can be found in many countries around the world such as Madagascar, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, So. Africa and here in the US, to name a few. They are a sturdy 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale and they resonate very well with the Root Chakra.

Each specific type of Garnet, these particular samples are Almandine, have their own qualities, but as a group they have qualities in common. Some of these are:

  • They have a grounding, protective energy. Almandine has a very grounding and protective energy.
  • They help balance the mind and the emotions.
  • They give strength, and courage to move through difficulties. Almandine increases willpower.
  • They help you stay committed.
  • They help you detox from negative emotion.
  • They aid past life recall.
  • They help let go of life patterns and beliefs that no linger ser your highest good.
  • they encourage truth.
  • They help improve circulation.
  • They help liver issues.
  • They help reduce toxins in the body.
  • They are known as a stone to support love and relationships.

This wraps up our introduction to the Garnet family. If they seem like something you would like to work with, I encourage you to acquire a piece and give it a try. Remember that crystals and minerals are here to enhance our lives. I am in no way suggesting anyone leave allopathic medicine. Rather the purpose of these weekly crystal articles is to offer alternative options to enhance your lives and the healing process.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon