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Rose Quartz Uses and Crystal Meanings

February 6, 2018

  Crystal Overview Rose quartz crystals derive their name from the rose flower. The translucent pink crystal has an association with love, nature, colour and beliefs. They come in different intensity of pink, where some appear to have the colour at deeper levels. They work by transforming energies, making vibrations as well as responding to the flow of emotions. The crystals are found mostly in Brazil, India, Madagascar and some parts of the United States. Rose Quartz as the Stone of Love Most of these crystals have been associated with the heart chakra, making it desirable for establishing a connection with emotions. The stone is referred to as the stone of love due to the many characters of love associated with it. The ancient Greeks believed that this unique crystal was a spiritual gift that was meant to ignite love and happiness in people. The stone is believed to stimulate […]

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Getting To Know Amethyst, The Birthstone For February

January 25, 2018

In my 25 plus years of selling crystals and stones I’ve found that most people are familiar with the Gemstone Amethyst. Those lucky enough to be born in February can claim Amethyst as their birthstone.   Amethyst has long been admired for its purple color and beautiful crystal formations. Amethyst is one of the most popular stones in the mineral kingdom. Amethyst is found in many places around the planet, most notably Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia and the USA. My research showed me that not only is Amethyst a popular stone for our modern times, but it was also prized as far back as 25,000 BC where is was found in Europe and ancient Greece. Early Roman and Greek cultures were known to regard the energy properties of Amethyst as special. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word meaning “Not To Drunken”. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would […]

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How To Use Gemstones To Attract Love

January 24, 2018

Love and romance are such sought-after prizes that even tales of the gods of old featured them chasing after it, sometimes unsuccessfully. To be loved, people have started wars and gone to unimaginable lengths. These days, it’s not really practical to start a war to meet your future soulmate, but falling in love is just as hard as it has been throughout human history. Dating is a grind, and various methods of meeting new people sometimes yield nothing. Surrounding each of us is energy that comes from our thoughts, our moods, and actions. This energy surrounds everything – energy moves the air around us, holds molecular structures together in solid formations, and even gets emitted in our behavior toward others. To align your own energy with that which attracts love to you requires surrounding yourself with the right sort of energy, and this is where gemstones come in. Gemstones carry […]

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Dumortierite, what took me so long to discover you?

January 8, 2018

They say the teacher will appear when the student is ready. Well, that’s how I feel about this stone Dumortierite. Dumortierite just recently came into my awareness. It’s not that I didn’t know about this lovely blue stone. I’ve seen it many times at the gem shows I’ve attended over the past 20 years. So what made this year’s buying trip different? It was the Dumortierite included inside quartz crystal that caught my attention. I’ve always enjoyed the vibration of minerals that are contained within quartz. The Quartz accentuates the vibration of the mineral it grows with, creating a higher vibration. These powerful Dumortierite Included stones come from Brazil and are a much rarer form of this stone. Dumortierite can vary in color from deep indigo blue to a light blue almost like a washed out pair of blue jeans. So what is this stone teaching me at this time? […]

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Balance your Chakras with Gemstones

January 3, 2018

Many of us love the way a gemstone looks or how the color of the stone makes us feel, and a great piece of jewelry can make an outfit! However, some believe gemstones also have healing energies, and that each stone may be associated with a certain area of the body. To use gemstones for their energies, however, means learning about each gemstone. Amethyst is known for calming, rose quartz is associated with love or the heart and aquamarine also calms and is linked to the throat. Be aware, though, that the association of gemstones with energies or alleged healing powers isn’t backed or proven by science or medical doctors. But if you love gemstones and crystals, have fun with them. There are many different crystals and gemstones that can be utilized and worn. Some individuals carry a gemstone for their perceived energies…and gemstones also can be carved into touchstones. […]

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The Birthstone for January is Garnet

January 3, 2018

Vibrant, rich, red. Those words describe January’s birthstone: Red Garnet   Garnets are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue Garnet. The  Red Garnet is the most common and known as the birthstone for January as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Garnets were used ever since the Bronze Age.  They were used in Ancient Egypt. They were also found in ancient Greece and Roman civilizations. Even today, Garnets are still a popular and much loved gemstone. Garnets are known as a feminine energy stone.  Over my 20 plus years of selling stones, I have witnessed over and over the strong appeal Garnet holds for women.  Some women just seemed drawn to its feminine energies and find it difficult to wear any other stone but Garnet! Garnet stimulates the Root Chakra and the Heart Chakra, making it a useful stone […]

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My New Year’s Crystal Ritual

December 28, 2017

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago. They just don’t work well for me. We begin the New Year filled with hope and make resolutions we know we won’t or can’t keep. New Years resolutions have always felt more like an empty wish than setting a true goal or intention. What I love to do however are New Year Rituals. There is such power in a ritual, creating a sacred space filled with symbolism and intention. A ritual can be as simple as stopping for a moment of silence and prayer before we eat our food. Or taking a moment to light a candle and offer out a blessing to someone we love. Or sending out gratitude to the new day as the sun rises to greet us each morning. Some rituals are steeped in spiritual tradition, carried out by many who came before us. The power of ritual […]

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Peridot for Well Being- Birthstone For August

July 25, 2017

I love Peridot.  Maybe because it is my birthstone. Peridot is the birthstone for August.  But I didn’t always love it.  I can remember as a kid getting the yellow green stone for my birthday and wishing my birthstone was more exciting, like maybe the rich color of purple Amethyst or bright shiny Diamond.  It wasn’t until I was much older that my appreciation  for Peridot took hold.  Once I discovered its subtle energies I was won over. Peridot is often used in crystal healing and there are many good reasons why. Peridot has a long history of uses.  The Egyptians made Peridot beads  2,500 years ago.  It was also used to make rings and other jewelry. In Greece and Rome Peridot is considered a stone of royalty.  Since ancient times Peridot was viewed as a symbol of the sun. Sometimes it was worn as a protection stone.  Peridot was believed to bring wealth to […]

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Crystal Healing for the Home: How To Build your Temple by Guest Blogger Brandy Gray

July 17, 2017

A family is made up of a group of people who equally participate in creating the dynamics of their own functioning system, each funneling their individual energy or resonance of their beingness into one channel or reservoir. Optimally creating a level of harmony so that the whole feels fulfilled and complete. This is also how a family, or community of crystals may work together as a crystal-energy-elixir. By synergistically working together, crystals can harmonize, stabilize and strengthen the flow of energy throughout the home. I create patterns and crystal energy grids utilizing many types of healing crystals depending on our family’s needs. I often rotate the setting or placement of these energy grids from the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and even the outdoor garden sanctuary space. I am also inspired to place individual crystals around different areas of our home because each stone or combination of stones offers something valuable […]

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Crystal Healing With Carnelian & Hematite

July 2, 2017

In this Crystal Blog, I’m sharing with you an email one of my Crystal Students recently shared with me. This is the story of a Mother who is learning how to use crystals and stones in her everyday life with her two young children and her husband. I hope it will be an inspiration to you who read this and offer encouragement on using crystals for healing with Kids. “Dear Debra, I felt inspired to share with you another crystal healing experience I had with my 8 year old son He typically disregards my spiritual nature and inclinations but when he is ill, naturally, he allows me to do my work. Yesterday I relieved his nausea and discomfort with Carnelian and Hematite. I’m learning which stones work for our family and how to use them for healing. My son was in great physical discomfort and suffering with stomach cramps and […]

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