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Crystal Thursday

Good morning and welcome to Crystal Thursday. Today’s crystal of interest is Selenite. The original post was on October 7, 2017. Before we get started I’d like to share an interesting fact I found. In medieval times Selenite was used as window glass.

Selenite is a type of Gypsum found in four types, Satin Spar, Desert Rose, Alabaster and Gypsum Flower. Although it can be found in a range of colors like grey, brown, red, and yellow it’s generally found in a clear to translucent white as you see in the Satin Spar above. I do have a couple pieces of Desert Rose but that’s post for a different day!

I’ve spent a good deal of time trying to discover where Selenite was first discovered but to date have not been able to. I have however found who named it! That was Swedish scientist J.G.Wallerius in his book Mineralogia eller Mineralriket in 1747. He was a professor of medicine, chemistry and a mining specialist. Wallerius was also the first to present minerals according to their chemical makeup rather than appearance. This process opened a whole new door to mineralogy.

Selenite can be found all over the world in sediment around hot springs. Some current mining locations are in China, India, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and the US. This is a very soft sodium based mineral and can be damaged easily, and shouldn’t be put in water. On the Mohs scale of hardness it registers as 2. Even though it’s very soft it is a high energy crystal that resonates with the third eye and crown chakras.

Now let’s take a look at a few of the metaphysical qualities working with this crystal has to offer.

  • Said to be good luck.
  • Clears and opens the crown chakra.
  • Said to repair the 12 strand DNA.
  • Clears and protects against negative energy.
  • Brings clarity to confusing situations or issues.
  • Gets stagnant energy moving.
  • Clears the aura and opens intuition.
  • It is a conductor and amplifier of energy so Selenite can be used to energize other crystals.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Selenite. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Chakra and Angel Friday

Good morning, it’s Friday and we’re here with a new edition of Chakra and Angel Friday. We have Angels today and we’re taking a look at Archangel Raphael.

His name means God Heals or The Shining One who Heals. Raphael is the angel of healing. We know angels are genderless but Raphael presents as both Female and Male, so your experience could be as either. She is considered to be very kind, loving, comforting and always compassionate but also with a great sense of humor.

Raphael is considered to be from the choir of Seraphim and have influence over Wednesday. In the Kabbalah she is guardian of the sixth Sephirot, Tipareth (Beauty) and the eighth Hod (Glory). In addition to the Jewish tradition Raphael is also recognized in Islam and some Christian traditions.

Emerald Green is the color generally associated with her. In another source the colors blue and yellow were also mentioned. Interesting the combined we have green! From my research she seems to really like Iris’s so spring is her season. The crystals associated with Raphael are Emeralds, Malachite, Citrine and Aventurine.

Archangel Raphael is one of the seven known as the Angels of Presence. I mentioned previously that the Angels of Presence are chosen by the Godhead to be in his presence and do his will. It is also said that they were created on the first day to participate with him in sanctifying the Sabbath.

Being the Archangel of healing Raphael’s focus is not on physical healing only. All healing is within her scope; body, mind, spirit, emotion, relationships, animals and the Earth! Along with healing she is also thought to be the angel of science and knowledge as both can be incorporated into the healing process and she is more than happy to guide you to knowledge you need to assist your healing.

A couple interesting areas I found in my research is that Raphael will assist in healing past life related medical issues. If called on she will help with healing addiction problems as well as calming cravings. Are you trying to quit smoking or want to lose a few pounds? Call on Raphael for help. She will help manage pain but if the issue is not written into your life plan why not heal it instead of manage it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Archangel Raphael, and that it helped you understand how this amazing Archangel can help in our everyday lives. Have a great week and come back for the next Chakra and Angel Friday post where I will be talking about the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Have a fabulous day!
Blessed Be ❤  Sharon

Tangerine Quartz in the Morning Light

Good morning and welcome to Crystal Thursday. We’re discussing and interesting type of Quartz called Tangerine Quartz. The original post went up on September 22, 2017. I wasn’t able to pinpoint who discovered it first or when but from my research it was discovered in Minas Gerais Brazil. It can also be found in Madagascar.

The beautiful color is created when hematite flows down over the crystal bonding to the surface. How much hematite determines the intensity of color. From light orange to deep red. Because the color is on the outside it is fragile and can come off if the crystal is tumbled or comes into contact with something acidic like cleaning solutions. This crystal resonates well with both the Sacral and Root Chakras, and being Quartz it comes in at a strong seven on the Mohs scale.

 I like the energy of this crystal because it’s loving and nurturing but not in a soft way. Just like the Sacral Chakra seeks to activate our passions, this crystal helps us understand how our lives are working out and come to a place of acceptance that change might be necessary.

The ultimate goal of Tangerine Quartz is to help you raise your vibration and improve the way you see yourself and the world around you. To do that we need the ability to stay focused on what’s important, what we need and want we want to do in order to get where we want to be. That takes hard work and Tangerine Quarts can support you through the hard stuff.

One of the first things that will happen is the doors to your Sacral Chakra will open letting in light and fresh air to your passions and creativity. The work begins now, but through the process Tangerine Quartz is a natural stress reliever!

Buried pain, heartache and disappointment come to the surface for healing and release. Looking back isn’t fun but this process helps us understand and accept there are things over which we have no control, so why hang onto the pain?

Following along this path part of letting go of pain is forgiveness. This crystal helps us recognize that forgiveness frees us from the ties holding us in the grips of shame, blame, bitterness, disappointment, envy, hatred and guilt associated with things we’ve done in the past as well as things others have done to hurt us. We’re not that person anymore, it’s ok to forgive, release the pain and move on. Forgiving others doesn’t mean letting them back into our lives, it means being free! By forgiving we’re free to cut out of our lives those things that no longer serve our highest good.

With all of that hard work done we’re free to focus on what is important to us.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Tangerine Quartz. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Rose Quartz in the Morning Light

Good morning everyone and welcome back to Crystal Thursday. We are talking about a member of the Quartz family today, Rose Quartz. It surprises me that I haven’t discussed any of the Quartz family crystals yet, it’s a very large family!

Rose Quartz has quite a long history. Beads have been found in Iraq dating back 7000 years. The Assyrians are thought to be the first to find and use it. The Greeks and Romans also appreciated its lovely color. The Romans used it to make seals showing personal ownership of items, or people perhaps. The ancient Egyptians believed it prevented aging. The might have been on to something. Those face rollers are supposed to help reduce puffiness and wrinkles!

Here is the United States it was discovered in Custer South Dakota in the 1880’s and then in Maine in the early 1900’s. Since they both take credit as the first discovery, I thought I’d mention both finds. Aside from the US Rose Quartz is mined in several countries around the world such as Brazil, India, Madagascar, Germany, Namibia, and Canada.

Its name tells us what color this crystal is and that is shades of opaque to translucent pink. It resonates beautifully with the Heart Chakra and comes in at a strong 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

When people start collecting crystals and minerals Rose Quartz is one of the first chosen for purchase. Its energy is gentle, nurturing and very much about love. Not just romantic love, but love of all kinds. As a tool for personal growth it encourages self love and compassion.

Now let’s get to the fun stuff and discuss the metaphysical qualities of this beauty:

  • Wearing or carrying a piece with you encourages love to come into your life.
  • It’s said to help conception.
  • It opens people to love
  • It eases the nerves and emotions.
  • Removes negativity and anger.
  • Helps restore trust.
  • Placing pieces around your home encourages a peaceful, loving home life.
  • Placed by your bed encourages romance.
  • Placed under your pillow helps you have a peaceful nights rest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Rose Quartz. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Apophyllite in the Morning Light

Hello everyone, welcome back to Crystal Thursday. We’re taking a look at Apophyllite today. My original post went up back on September 9 of 2017.

Apophyllite is said to be a rare mineral first discovered in 1806 by a French Priest and mineralogist, Rene Just Hauy. His work, a four volume study of crystals called Traite de Mineralogie, was so highly thought of that he is considered to be the Father of modern crystallography. He is also one of the people responsible for the creation of the metric system.

Smallish pockets of Apophyllite can be found in a range of colors around the world, such as India, Germany, Greenland, Brazil, Iceland, Canada and the US. The colors range from Clear, Yellow, Green which is very rare, and violet.

In the late 1970s it was discovered two new forms making Apophyllite a group of three minerals. The additional forms are also silicates but don’t grow in the pyramid shape. All three forms are medium hard with a Mohs scale of about 4.5 – 5. Something to keep in mind is they have a water based structure, and may flake apart if they get too heated.

Let’s take a look at the metaphysical qualities of this crystal:

  • The energy of Apophyllite makes it a good pendulum.
  • It’s a good choice for working with the third eye.
  • Enhance your psychic ability.
  • Works with the heart chakra to clear emotional pain.
  • The high vibration of this crystal allows for working with the angelic realm.
  • Said to repair the 12 strand DNA and fill the aura with light.
  • It is said to heal the eyes.
  • Another interesting thing this crystal does is help attract a mate.
  • Helps fight addictions.
  • Expands your consciousness.
  • Helps you to astral project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Apophyllite. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Chrysoprase in the Morning Light

Good morning and welcome back to Crystal Thursday! The crystal we’re discussing today is a type of micro-crystalline chalcedony (Quartz family) called Chrysoprase. The original post went up on the 27th of August 2017. I’m noticing my posts were beginning to get a little longer but still contained very little information. I was new to blogging and hadn’t quite managed the learning curve yet.

Chrysoprase is rare. Its color ranges from yellow green to light apple green. Occasionally it can be found in darker greens like Granny Smith or a light Aventurine color. These are even rarer and consequently more expensive. The beautiful green color comes from nickel deposits in the environment the crystal forms.

Its history of use is a little staggered. From what I’ve been able to find in researching, during the middle ages it was believed that if you put a piece in your mouth you’d become invisible. How fun would that be; hide and seek would be epic! The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were aware of and had limited use of it but it didn’t really gain any foothold until a source was found in Southwest Poland during the 1700’s. Another large deposit was found in the 1900’s near Marlborough NW of Rockhampton England which was mined until the late 1950’s. The most active mines in operation today are found in Australia, Madagascar and Brazil. On the mohs scale Chrysoprase comes in at a strong 7.

This crystal resonates very much with the heart chakra. Chrysoprase eases loneliness; helps bring emotional balance, peace, happiness, joy and optimism. It helps us work through negative feelings. If you are looking for love this crystal can help; being green it can also attract money. Let’s take a look at some of the other metaphysical characteristics.

  • Putting a piece under your pillow will improve sleep quality.
  • It is said to heal fungal infections when combined with Smoky Quartz.
  • It is said to improve skin issues like eczema and dermatitis.
  • Helps increase energy.
  • Helps improve fertility.
  • Helps balance hormones.
  • Improves clarity.
  • Improves creativity.
  • Builds self confidence.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Chrysoprase. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Herkimer Diamond in the Morning Light

Hello everyone, welcome back to Crystal Thursday. Today’s topic is the gorgeous Herkimer Diamond. The original posting for this very high energy crystal was back on August 8th of 2017.

The Herkimer Diamond is a clear double terminated Quartz crystal and the most powerful of all Quartz Crystals. Now double terminated crystals can be found all over the world, so one must ask what makes a Herkimer Diamond so special. The answer to that question is they get the name from where they’re found; and that is only in Herkimer County, New York.

Visually they are crystal clear. Generally smallish, although I have seen specimens of impressive size. Occasionally some pieces, like the one above, have small inclusions or water pockets within them. Herkimer Diamonds were discovered in the late 18th century by geologists digging Dolomite in the Mowhawk River Valley in Herkimer County New York. This crystal resonates very powerfully with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras and is a strong 7.5 on the Mohs scale.

Being Quartz the Herkimer Diamond has all the qualities of the Quartz family, only super charged. This is a very high energy crystal. It fine tunes the aura as well as the etheric, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, creating a perfect balance within the body. It has a very high vibrational energy, is a powerful amplifier of spiritual energy and is a conduit of life force energy. It’s pure love, light, transformation, harmony and is a wonderful crystal for bringing people together.

Because it’s double terminated it’s both a transmitter and receiver of spiritual energy. As an amplifier it can increase the energy of other crystals and strengthen both clairvoyant and clairaudient ability. It is a great crystal to meditate with and to use for dream work.

From a healing perspective I can honestly attest that this crystal is amazing! The Herkimer Diamond eases tension and is fantastic for pain relief. I hurt my knee recently and was in terrible pain. I don’t have insurance and don’t care for allopathic medicine so there was no going to the doctor. I got one of my Herkimer Diamonds and within 5 minutes of being in my energy field, my knee did not hurt anymore. This crystal also pulls toxins out of you, sometimes dramatically!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Herkimer Diamonds. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Nephrite in the Morning Light

Good morning everyone and welcome back to Crystal Thursday. Yeah, I’m running a bit late but I am determined to avoid missing a week so better late than missed. Today’s crystal topic is Nephrite. My original post was back on August 10, 2017.     

Nephrite fits into a small category with just one other crystal, Jadeite. Both are silicates, each have a different chemical makeup. Nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate; Jadeite is a sodium aluminum silicate. As they are quite similar in color and metaphysical qualities I considered writing this article about both but decided they deserve their own time in the spotlight.

This is one of those stones that have been in use so long it’s impossible to know who first found it. In my research back in 2017 one source said it’s been used ornamentally and in jewelry for thousands of years.

There are several places around the world where Nephrite is being mined. Some of them are Canada, China, California, Japan, and New Zealand. It can be found in a couple different colors as well with shades of green being the most popular. White, yellow and kind of a brownish grey can also be found. On the Mohs scale it’s a strong 6 to 6.5 and it resonates well with the Heart Chakra.

Nephrite is a stone of abundance which has been used as a lucky charm since ancient times. Any green stone has the capacity to draw money to you but this one is focused on abundance! Its energy can help shift circumstances to your favor allowing abundance, whatever that is for you, to find its way to you. It does this by helping you be more creative and resourceful.

Let’s take a look at some of Nephrites other metaphysical qualities:

  • Opens and balances the heart chakra to help you be more loving and compassionate.
  • Encourages peace and harmony.
  • Helps recall and interpret dreams.
  • Balances the Yin/Yang within you.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Improves kidney and lymph system function.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Helps increase clarity.
  • Makes a wonderful talisman of protection.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Nephrite. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Introducing The Chakras

Over the years I’ve talked about the chakras in live classes and various articles like my Tarot and Crystal posts but I don’t think I’ve written specifically about the Chakra System and what it does for us.   

Chakras are the body’s energy system. Within this system there is a combination of major and minor chakras, 114 in total, placed along our meridians. They act like gateways to keep our energy flowing smoothly. When everything is clear and flowing well we are healthy, happy and life is good. When blocked we get ill and things don’t go so smoothly anymore.

As I said there are 114 Chakras placed at various points around the body. In Sanskrit the word Chakra translates to “Wheel”. I imagine them as little fans moving energy along. This makes sense; the chakras are about moving energy. I won’t be talking about each of the 114 chakras in this series; instead I’ll talk about the central line group from the Heart of Mother Earth Chakra below the Root to the Great Central Sun above the Crown Chakra. I may throw in some information about the Aura as well because these two systems work hand in hand.

This will be all for now. Come back to our next Chakra post which will be all about the Heart of Mother Earth Chakra. Have a fabulous day!

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

Crystal Thursday

Fluorite in the Morning Light

Good morning crystal lovers! Welcome to Crystal Thursday. Our crystal of interest today is in the Fluorite Family. Specifically Clear Fluorite. I may have mentioned with the Citrine post from Sept. 9 or the Amethyst on Sept. 16 that families of crystals have a base group of qualities the family shares. Each individual color has qualities in addition to those of the family.

My original post was on August 9, 2017 and, like many of my original posts, didn’t give a great deal of information. In fact the information given were basically the qualities of the Fluorite family and not much else.

Fluorite is one of the crystals that have been in use for so long it’s difficult to determine who it was that first discovered and named it. I think its fun information to know. I do know that Pliny the Elder wrote about Fluorite in book 37 of his History of the World Series. This tells us Fluorite has been used for decorative purposes since ancient Rome and Greece. I found a reference to drinking cups made from Fluorite which were very highly valued. Nero had some that at today’s value would be upwards of three million dollars per cup. Apparently wine tastes better when consumed from fluorite cups!

This beauty can be found in several places around the world. A few places mining is done are Mexico, Brazil, China, and the US. Fluorite can be transparent to opaque so clear Fluorite can be as well. It resonates with the Crown, Third Eye and Throat Chakras and on the Mohs scale of hardness it registers a soft four. It is difficult to work with when making jewelry but if you own jewelry made from Fluorite care must be taken to avoid damage to the piece. It could get scratched or chipped easily.

In addition to decorative use Fluorite is also mined for industrial use in steel making, for the fluorine gases and fluoride which is put in drinking water. In gas form fluorine is highly toxic; it can cause damage to the eyes, lungs, kidneys and liver. The debate is ongoing as to whether fluoride in drinking water is safe. 

Fluorite is known as the Genius Stone and is a physically and psychically protective crystal that helps bring order and clarity to our thoughts. It eases stress and anxiety to bring us to a place of calm and peace. Another characteristic of this crystal family is that they work with the upper chakras to enhance our spiritual and psychic development. It helps us reprogram our negative thoughts and beliefs.

As a family of crystals Fluorite helps increase focus, concentration and the ability to remember, so putting a piece where you work or study helps absorb and retain information! Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics Clear Fluorite has to offer when working with it:

  • It clears and energizes the aura.
  • Helps draw pranic energy into the body.
  • Helps you shift your perspective so you can get a better picture of what’s going on.
  • Helps you to see what’s holding you back more clearly.
  • Brings clarity and insight.
  • Strengthens intuition and psychic ability.
  • Helps calm the emotions so you can think clearly.
  • It opens spirituality.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Clear Fluorite . If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon