fairy stone concretions go back to nature

These fascinating shapes formed in Canadian glacial lakes when calcium carbonate settled into glacial clay formations. We call them “fairy stones,” the English version of their Algonquian name, though their shapes have inspired many other whimsical names such as “mud babies.” After forming in lakes these concretions washed downstream, where curious people would pick them up and puzzle over their rounded, often human- or animal-like shapes. Another name for them in harricana, meaning “river biscuit,” which is also the name of one main river where they’re found. Canadian natives collected the stones as protective amulets, both to carry and to place in the home, to protect against bad spirits and bring good luck. They were very lucky when given to others, so that an especially beautiful one might make a gift for a loved one. Though I’ve never seen any reference to them being used as toys, they look so much like people, animals and objects that it’s hard not to imagine Algonquian children collecting and playing with them.

Metaphysical properties: Use fairy stone at the 6th Chakra to: make wishes come true; open portals to other worlds; communicate with fairy realm (also ents, sprites, nymphs & dryads); bring magic to love life, and foster peace & calming.

The image above shows a fairy stone that one of our psychic readers, the wonderful and very artistic Ronna Trapanese, crafted into a chakra goddess.

 

chalcedony to soften and soothe

The name chalcedony (pronounced “kal-SEH-dony” or “chal-SEH-dony”) is an blanket term for many varieties of cryptocrystalline (small-grained) quartz.  Often when jewelers and gemologists talk about chalcedony, they mean the white-to-blue variety, but we’ve also seen lovely specimens of black mystic chalcedony, and other types exist in almost every color. In fact, many forms of quartz are technically also forms of chalcedony: jaspers, agates, onyx — even petrified wood! The reason for this is that when Earth’s geological activity break up her abundant supply of quartz, small crystals often morph into something new, picking up all kinds of minerals and other stuff in the process.

Metaphysical uses: Chalcedony in a stone of balance, which can counteract any scattered tendencies, as when sometimes we want to have things both ways. Compromise and generosity, chalcedony’s gifts, encourage our better side. The stone fosters openness, agreeability, and personal charm. Its milky appearance suggests some of the properties historically associated with it; for example, Italian women traditionally wear chalcedony beads after childbirth for successful lactation. Chalcedony — especially the common blue kind — has a cool, soft quality soothes inflammation of the eyes, blood, and sexual organs.

Properties of Blue Chalcedony: Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) for enhancing group cooperation and communication, to aid in telepathy, to transform negative energy into positive energy, to bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit, to enhance generosity by yourself or by others, to bring joy to any situation, to increase self confidence, to enhance enthusiasm, to stifle bad dreams, to cleanse wounds, to dispel dementia, and to regulate one’s circulation.

Properties of Pink Chalcedony: Use at the 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra/Spleenic Chakra) or at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) to aid one in recovering positive childhood memories, to aid in healing afflictions of the skin, to help one to value all life (even the tiniest creature), to instill compassion toward all living things, to connect with the energies of the Goddess Kuan Yin, and to balance the emotions.

 

bloodstone wins

Bloodstone is a type of green jasper/chalcedony that contains flecks of red hematite, which has attracted the attention of magic users since ancient times. Pliny the elder claimed it was the stone of invisibility, and Damigeron believed it control weather and eclipses. Bloodstone was also called the “Stone of Babylon,” because the ancient Babylonians believed so strongly in its magic that they used it to make important artifacts like seals and amulets. It has also been used in various ways for divination. In modern times, bloodstone has come to be associated with doing well in competitive situations, such as legal battles and athletic contests.

Lore: Bloodstone is also known as heliotrope, a name associated with some pretty remarkable beliefs about this stone that come down to us from ancient times. Heliotrope means “sun-turner,” and not only did they believe this stone had the power to turn the sun’s rays red, they believed this would initiate other magical happenings. At various times, people have believed this stone could make water boil, change the weather, and make an amulet that would render its wearer invisible, detect the presence of poison, and produce blood from water. This is only one of the ways it has been associated with blood. Remarkably, it’s been used to stop bleeding–even hemorrhaging–in cultures too far removed to have had any contact, such as medieval Europeans and pre-contact Native Americans. To use it for this purpose, a healer would press the stone up against the wound or, if the wound was internal, press it between the patient’s shoulder blades. People still use it in this way to stop nosebleeds.

Properties: Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) for cleansing the blood, for general healing of the physical body, to transform negative energy into positive energy, to aid in receiving guidance from the inner self, for grounding, for protection, to encourage dreaming, to increase vitality and vigor, to promote feelings of courage and confidence, to facilitate brave actions, to aid in trusting one’s intuition and acting upon it, to stimulate the immune system, to ease matters of the heart, to detoxify the physical body, and to aid in the proper blood circulation.

Care and cautions: Bloodstone contains iron, which can rust, so it’s best to keep it dry. It should not be used for elixirs.

bismuth for concentration

Bismuth is a chemical element that usually combines with other substances into ores. But when it’s in a pure state and isolated from the outside environment, it can form little pyramids with an amazing rainbow sheen.

Stone lore: Crystal healing uses many types of minerals to promote natural healing in humans and pets, but a few minerals heal though a more direct route. Bismuth is one of these. This chemical element is the active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol, and over-the-counter remedy for digestive complaints. Pepto-Bismol was originally formulated over a hundred years ago to deal with infant diarrhea, at the time the number one cause of death among babies in the United States. The original formula was a complex concoction, and no one really knew how it worked. Once scientists figured out that bismuth was the active ingredient, the useless parts were removed, leaving the pink liquid we know and love today. You wouldn’t ordinarily think to swallow a rock to settle your stomach, but the bismuth in Pepto-Bismol really works!

Care and caution: Please don’t use this in elixirs. (Given the information above, the reason for this should be pretty obvious.)

Properties: Use at any chakra. Bismuth is a semi-metal. In nature, it is silver-gray and is not found in its crystallized form. Bismuth does not crystallize naturally, because there is usually not enough space for its crystals to form properly. With a little help from humans, it is melted and re-crystallized into a beautiful iridescent rainbow form. Bismuth is excellent for improving concentration and visualization, especially for use during Shamanic journeying. It aids in the shape-shifting practices of the brujo/bruja. It has also been known for its ability to lift one’s awareness to the celestial realm while maintaining grounding. Bismuth is a stone of transformation, moving things from chaos to order. In addition, Bismuth has been known to promote cooperation in group situations and also in relationships.

Fun fact: The mountains on Venus are covered with “bismuth snow,” a bismuth sulfide which condenses from the atmosphere and accumulates at higher elevations. A similar “snow” on Venus forms from a sulfide of lead.

aragonite, a friendly stone for grounding

Aragonite is a form of calcium carbonate, the same material as calcite but in a different structure. It is the material that makes up sea shells. We often see it in two main color patterns: a brown/golden/white variety, which sometimes appears striped; and an eye-catching robin’s egg blue. The little brown-sugar colored clusters called “sputniks” are especially popular, maybe because they give off such a friendly vibe — sort of like a little mineral pet. Rarer forms of aragonite appear as clusters of colorless spikes or needles, or blue coral-like masses. This abundant mineral is found all over the world. It’s great for grounding, and even for grounding other crystals.

Care and caution: Some forms of aragonite may contain lead or other dangerous elements, so do not use aragonite directly to make elixirs.

Properties of Blue Aragonite: (Also known as Blue Iron Bloom) Use at the 5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) to connect with one’s spirit guides and angels, to connect one with the air element, to cool fiery or angry energies, to bring joy to the user, to instill courage and to act as a shield against negativity, and to reduce stress.

Properties of Brown Aragonite: (Also known as Brown Iron Bloom) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra/Spleenic Chakra) to help one solve problems by multi-tasking and by considering many different options at once, to help one to release the fear of water or of drowning, to aid in transformation (physical, emotional, and spiritual), and to help someone to become well-rounded.

Properties of Clear Aragonite: (Also known as Colorless Iron Bloom) Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to promote spiritual clarity, to aid in channeling, to promote deep meditation, to instill a feeling of tranquility and calmness, and to aid in transformation (physical, emotional, spiritual).

Properties of Golden Ray Aragonite: (Also known as Golden Ray Iron Bloom) Use at the 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) by bringing the light and warmth of the sun into the body, to bring inner joy that shines forth and affects those around you, to facilitate a connection with the divine, to help one achieve a feeling of oneness with all beings, to promote feelings of gratitude and love, and to help one overcome life’s most difficult obstacles.

apophyllite for clear energy

Apophyllite is a name that refers to several related minerals, mostly clear-to-green. We often see it in the form a four-sided, very clear pyramid with the top tip squared off. But it also comes in crystal clusters, ranging in color from white to pale green, and more rarely in other colors. It’s a very high-vibration stone, great for bringing inner light and pure, positive energy. Apophyllite can also help create links between the physical and spiritual realms, making it a favorite for meditation and energy healing. This is a favorite mineral of many reiki practitioners.

Care: The name “apophyllite” comes from a Greek root word that means “It flakes off,” which refers to its tendency to break off in little scales if it gets dried out due to heat, so store this mineral in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

Properties for Clear Apophyllite: (Also known as Fish-Eye Stone) Use at the 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra/Brow Chakra) or 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to promote clarity, to facilitate astral travel and lucid dreaming, to assist in dream healing, to enhance Reiki healing practices, for purifying or cleansing one’s aura or energy environment, to bring spiritual progress, to aid one in changing karmic patterns and to release him or her from karmic cycles, to open the crown chakra to universal energy and divine wisdom, to help one to realize his or her perfect nature, and to aid in the ascension process.

Properties for Green Apophyllite: (Also known as Fluorapophyllite or as Green Fish-Eye Stone) Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) or at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) to facilitate astral travel and lucid dreaming, to assist in dream healing, to enhance Reiki or other energy healing practices, to open one’s heart and allow him or her to receive angelic love and protection, for purifying or cleansing one’s aura or energy environment, to connect one with nature and to the fairy realm (including all of its creatures), to open the crown chakra to universal energy and divine wisdom, to help one to realize his or her perfect nature, and to aid in the ascension process.

 

copper for maintaining equilibrium

Copper is a metal sometimes found in a pure state, and sometimes as part of a variety of colorful ores, including chrysocolla, cuprite, azurite and malachite. It was the earliest metal discovered and developed by mankind. The human race began developing technology through this easy-to-find, easy-to-work metal, and it is still very important today. Pipes, electrical wiring, and the Statue of Liberty are made of copper. It’s also the key element in important alloys, such as bronze, brass and sterling silver.

Metaphysical properties: Use at the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra/Base Chakra) and 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra/Spleenic Chakra) for aiding in motivation, to increase self-love, to encourage an optimistic attitude, for an increase in confidence, to overcome negative thought patterns and conditioning, to create balance between the physical and ethereal bodies, to stimulate telepathy, for good luck, for grounding, to amplify energy and intention, to maintain proper circulation, to relieve infection, and to treat arthritis pain.

History: Copper was the earliest metal to come into common use all over the world. One of the reasons is that it’s often found in a relatively pure form, close to the surface. This natural formation of metal is called “native copper.” In the Midwest, we have our own native copper mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where Native Americans discovered copper nuggets. Over time, they learned to use stone mauls to hammer the metal out into a foil, using fire and water to make it less brittle. Once they had the pure foil, they could use it to form lots of useful, decorative and ceremonial objects. In various Native American cultures, native copper turned into beads, tools, rings, earrings, weapons, armor and bells. Europeans who had been cultured to believe Native Americans were “primitive” were amazed when they saw that, in reality, these people produced an amazing array of sophisticated metal items.

Use care! While copper, in very small amounts, is necessary to the human body, in larger amounts it is toxic. Please don’t use it in elixirs, take care when handling it, and don’t let children put it in their mouths.

Solar Plexus Aromatherapy Recipe

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are focusing on one Chakra a month. March brings us to the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of personal power, autonomy, and dynamic energy. This month, I ask you to focus on who or what you give your energy away to or who takes your energy away from you….

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes. The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the center of your body, in the area of your diaphragm. It is the seat of Personal Power, Will, Determination, Motivation, Vital Energy, Self-Esteem/Image, Personality, Ego, Personal Transformation, and Achievement. It represents the element fire and is associated with the Sun and the planet Mars. The Solar Plexus is where our warrior energy is located; where we fight for what’s right, true, and just. The Solar Plexus is your own little personal sunshine. This is where you learn to create boundaries for yourself; physical, emotional, and energetic boundaries. You learn to say no, be assertive, and stand up for yourself. You learn where you end and where others begin. You learn not to take on other’s problems. This is where you learn to be an individual, to be free, and to self-regulate.

March 2017 Solar Plexus Forecast: Have you been more drained, depleted, tired, fatigued, stressed, and irritable than usual? Have you been experiencing more anxiety, headaches or stomachaches? All these can be symptoms of a malfunctioning Solar Plexus. And unfortunately, many times this can happen because we allow it to happen by having poor boundaries. The center of your personal power and autonomy can go haywire because other people’s energy may be invading your energy field or because you have given your energy away to others. We never want to give our energy away and we never want to take on others’ energy. Take a moment and close your eyes, tuning into the energy that runs through you and around you. Does it feel like someone else’s energy is there? Have you allowed another to take your energy from you? No one can take your energy from you unless you allow it. So contemplate, meditate, and focus on who or what you give your energy away to or who takes your energy away from you. Why do you allow this to happen? This month, the universe is encouraging you to take your power back.

Solar Plexus Chakra Energy Cleansing Blend:
~ 5 drops Sage essential oil
~ 5 drops Grapefruit essential oil
~ 5 drops Juniper essential oil
~ 5 drops Lemon essential oil
~ 1 tablespoon vodka or witch hazel
~ 2-ounce spray bottle
~ Distilled water

Directions: Place the vodka or witch hazel in the spray bottle (this acts as a dispersant since water and oils do not mix). Add the essential oils then the gently swirl to blend together. Add the distilled water. Shake well. Use the spray to cleanse your energy field, aura, and space. As you spray the blend, have the intent that you are cleansing away negative, dense, dark energy and redirecting the energies to the divine to be transformed into more useful energy. If you are an energy or Reiki practitioner, you can infuse the bottle with high vibrating energy before you use it.


Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Want more? Click the links below to find out more about Christina’s upcoming programs:

~ If you’re interested in learning more about the ‘Solar Plexus Chakra, Energy Boundaries, Energy Protection, and Energy Clearing’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly online mini chakra classes.
~ Mind, Soul & Self will host a  ‘Spring Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend Wisconsin March 17 to 19
~ There will also be a ‘Transpersonal Weekend with Dr. Christina’ in Madison, WI April 29 and 30, 2017. Two separate spiritual and personal growth events; you can register for one or both:

The sun is in Pisces. What does that mean for your sign?

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The sun is in Pisces February 20 – March 20.

While the Sun is in the sign of Pisces, our ego subliminally longs to reunite with our soul’s connection to the divine love of all-that-is. Such mystical awareness has always been the main goal and challenge of human existence, so of course we are still easily confused by such longings. These inner intuitive promptings and sensitivities are typically misunderstood, resulting in illusions, delusions, fears, suffering and addictions. The spiritual path has always resulted in an inward turn, to discover our true source of being. We invoke devotional practices to increase the flow of our soul through our personality expression. While this attention to inner awareness increases the longing for wholeness and spiritual unity, it also challenges us to experience and discern the ways in which our ego continues to create the illusions of fracture and separation.

Look below for your birth sign (sun sign) to see what particular challenges/opportunities are being brought to your awareness this month. (These can also hold true if you have your Moon, Rising sign or a number of planets in the sign.)

Aries  (Mar 20 – Apr 20): The energy of Aries seems a direct contradiction to that of Pisces, since Aries is all about strengthening and asserting the individual human ego. Thus, the Aries experience with devotion to soul can feel somewhat disabling, prompting episodes of guilt, shame or fear of being weakened or lost. The key is to find your own way to practice, free of conformity, yet allowing you to express the compassion and acceptance that reflects your true, larger identity.

Taurus  (Apr 20 – May 20): Your need for stability and material security colors your approach to the inner, devotional life. A need for fixed values and solid outcomes can become dogmatic beliefs that block your willingness to step into the amorphous waters of inner exploration. Your easiest access is through your body and with nature. Yoga, gardening, creative craftsmanship and such can keep you grounded, yet allow your awareness to grow beyond the illusion of the physical and become comfortable with the unknown. Once you find what works for you, devotion comes naturally.

Gemini  (May 20 – Jun 20): Inner awareness requires stilling the mind. For a Gemini, this can sound like death. After all, what’s the point of sitting still and meditating if not to find out what’s in there, right? Certainly, asking questions and trying to understand is a part of your spiritual path, but at some point, you must let go of the need to feed your curiosity and process ideas and instead merely “be” with what is. If you can give your mind the understanding that it is not who you really are, you will transcend thought and allow profound intuitive “knowings” to soak in.

Cancer  (Jun 20 – Jul 20): Cancer and Pisces are both water signs, meaning their energies are very much that of emotions and feelings. For Cancer, the emphasis is on the personal emotions that demand the care and nurturing that builds emotional security for your ego. For Pisces, it’s more about the deeper feelings that emerge from your longing for the divine. The challenge is to discern the difference. If still struggling to build a strong emotional security as an individual, the influence of Pisces can be very confusing, causing you to feel other peoples’ pain as your own and directing your spiritual longings into martyrdom. The key is to hold compassion, but not rescue. Model self-nurturance.

Leo  (Jul 20 – Aug 20): Leo’s gift, when done well, is the ability to shine the light of the soul through the ego/personality in ways that cause others to feel the warmth of that divine light. To pull this off, you must allow the ego a lot of rope, which is precisely the challenge you face in the realm of inner spiritual devotion. Leos can find themselves in episodes of shame when they overextended the ego and lose soul consciousness, usually because they’ve attracted so much attention in the process. The devotional practice, Leo, is to exercise Piscean forgiveness and compassion for yourself, and use your expressive talents to model a healthy humility that encourages others to shine, too.

Virgo  (Aug 20 – Sep 20): Virgos, when motivated, can become the most devoted of spiritual mystics. Virgos like to know how it all works and then do it right. Creating new habits and routines, a powerful requirement for true spiritual growth, comes naturally to you. The trouble is that you can then get so caught up in the mechanics of devotion; you miss the spirit of it. Self-judgment and criticism of others can stand in the way of the very divine connectedness you desire to experience. Your challenge is to see that perfection is always present on a divine level. Once you get that, you become the model.

Libra  (Sep 20 – Oct 20): Libras are all about connecting to others, valuing close relationships. They can spend their lives mastering the art of serving others well and thereby balance out their own ego’s natural selfishness. This turn from self to other is a natural bend in the circle of spiritual growth we all travel. However, the ultimate completion of that circle in Pisces is about coming back to the self again, but now the higher self of the soul, which actually includes everyone else’s soul. So, Libra, the challenge for you for inner devotion is to not confuse the need for a strong human partnership with the need for a strong partnership with your own soul. Such soul awareness blesses any relationship a Libra may have.

Scorpio  (Oct 20 – Nov 20): As another water sign, Scorpio, your challenge in spiritual devotion is the fear of being exposed. With such sensitivities to the feelings of others around you, it can be a confusing mess inside. The Scorpio experience involves the unwinding of the ego and facing the monstrous illusions of darkness and horror that require a transcendent experience beyond the ego. Thus, facing your inner world, you will find many shadows and scary places, but you also tend to have strong desires to explore such realms, so it can work for you.

Sagittarius  (Nov 20 – Dec 20): The Sagittarius path of truth-seeking seems to naturally point you toward mystical fulfillment of Pisces, however, it isn’t quite that simple. Sag’s can get very stuck in the mental realms of spiritual beliefs, theologies and doctrines. This prevents them from entering the interior worlds of direct divine experience unless at some point you stop asking questions and taking dogmatic stances and instead understand that scriptures and teachings are there to point the way, not BE the way. Once learned, you can be a gifted teacher of devotional understanding.

Capricorn  (Dec 20 – Jan 20): Capricorns block to inner spiritual awareness is the need to achieve and be recognized. You are so accustomed to setting goals, making plans and then getting things done, that the nonlinear nature and non-predictable timing of spiritual growth can frustrate you. Also, you can find yourself striving to take leadership in spiritual circles when what you might truly need is to either follow or just “be”. You’ll do best when you have a disciplined and routine practice of devotions in which you can let go of all your worldly aspirations.

Aquarius  (Jan 20 – Feb 20): Aquarians are naturally drawn to environments and groups that exist outside the norms of society. This can give you a leg up on moving toward a spiritual lifestyle. However, your tendency to live in your head, not in your heart, can keep you aloof from the more heart-felt levels of connections that you need to incorporate into your wholeness. Though Aquarians might be drawn to spiritual groups easily enough, you might also feel rebellious and miss the opportunities to surrender to the group unity that reflects the wholeness of your own soul.  Finding the right group is key.

Pisces  (Feb 20 – Mar 20): One might assume that a Pisces person would be most likely to fulfill a spiritual mystic life, but there are many complications to the Pisces ego that do not necessarily align with the highest intentions of the Pisces calling. Though you are very sensitive to the feelings of those around you and to the deep longing within you for the divine, you can also feel crushed by the weight of that awareness. Addictions and escapisms can turn into years and decades of avoidance of the very feelings that are required to step into the conscious path of mystical awakening. You need to learn to stay grounded and present in your body and seek experienced help in discerning the confusing perceptions you experience inside.


Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology,  energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you.  Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at [email protected]

 

the basics of sacred geometry

Just as mathematics is the foundation of all science, a special kind of math is the foundation of all metaphysics. Sacred geometry springs from the examination of patterns and relationships found in nature. On the surface that may sound a little dry, but when we look at how basic lines and curves come together to form the universe, it’s like taking a wonderful look into the mind of creation. Because while all matter is made from elements, it’s the patterns that gives matter form, purpose, and astounding diversity.

The images in the title photo show an example of how this works. Calcite, aragonite and seashells are made of the same thing: calcium carbonate (CaCO3) The earth forms this material into calcite, usually in squarish blocks, directly through geological processes. Sea creatures also take up CaCO3 and, and with the help of patterns recorded in their DNA, they reform it into shells. Eventually these shells decompose, returning their the CaCO3 to earth as aragonite, a mineral with its own distinctive shapes. So aragonite and calcite are the exact same material, but each has its own unique structure. In other words, the first three images are all the same substance; only the pattern is different.

But what about that fourth picture? The spiral staircase isn’t made of CaCO3, yet it has the same pattern as the nautilus shell. In this case human engineers have copied a form found in nature, translated it into a new material, and given it a new purpose. This specific form, the Fibonacci spiral, happens to be one of the prime symbols of sacred geometry.

Calcium carbonate alone is a simple mineral. Patterned by life, it becomes a shell. Patterned by the mind, that shell in turn becomes an intelligent design.

The Fibonacci spiral and many other forms and patterns we talk about in sacred geometry arise from the Flower of Life, which is seen as the basis for all other patterns in the universe. The study of sacred geometry begins by drawing circles:

Two intersecting circles form the vesica piscis, seen also in chalice well symbol.
Where three circles intersect, we see the triquetra, a symbol of sacred trinities.
The seed of life is also called the genesis pattern, where six intersecting circles signify the six stages of creation.
The egg of life takes this into three dimensions. The eight non-intersecting spheres, and can represent the cell division of an embryo.
The flower of life is 19 intersecting circles within the boundary of a larger circle. It’s said that all patterns can be found within it.
In Metatron’s cube, lines connecting the centers of the circles in the fruit of life. The lines represent masculine energy and the circles feminine energy, so that this pattern combines polarities into a unified creation.

Obviously, these patterns are closely related, becoming more complex as we draw new connections. We start with two circles, then three, and so on, watching how these circles intersect and relate. New combinations of circles, lines, and three-dimensional images continue to evolve, and with each evolution we gain new insights.

Continuing the process, eventually a significant set of three-dimensional shapes arises: the platonic solids. Platonic solids are 3-dimensional shapes in which 1) all faces are the same 2) all edges are the same length 3) all angles are the same 4) if the figure were put inside a sphere, all vertices would touch the sphere. Another way of looking at these shapes is that they all arise from the cube, when it is truncated in various ways. Thus the cube is the Father of all forms, while the sphere is the Mother of all forms. These shapes are the building blocks of everything from crystal formation to music to organic life.

Three additional forms deserve special mention:

The vector equilibrium is a three-dimensional shape constructed  with triangles and cubes. It’s sometimes called the “perfect shape” because every corner is exactly the same distance from all the other corners. This very stable shape is the basis of a three-dimensional rendering of the flower of life.
Pyramids have amazing preserving and energizing properties, because the pyramid is such an efficient amplifier. By focusing universal energy, it increases the vibrational field of whatever is placed inside it with intention — even intangible things like hopes. This effect is can be enhanced by the pyramid’s material, color and other properties.
The merkaba is the intersection of two tetrahedrons. The one pointing downward brings up earth energy, while the one pointing upward channels universal energy into the human plane. A person within this energy field will experience the confluence of both types of energy. While the chakras can be seen as an energy system within the body, the merkaba represents an energy system outside it. The name combines three Egyptian words:

mer = rotating fields of light
ka = spirit (the intangible part of human life)
ba = soul (the sum of all it means to be human)

Note from the author: Sacred Geometry is an extremely complicated, detailed subject that’s hard to deal with in an article of any kind of reasonable length. To be honest, researching it made me feel like my left brain was jousting with my right brain with both ending up dehorsed on the ground. Hopefully the information below will explain enough about forms and their  symbolism to help you put sacred geometry to use in your everyday life: for meditation, making crystal grids, sacred art, etc. If you really want to get into detail into the theory behind all this, we recommend The Sacred Geometry Movie from Spirit Science.

Photo credits: staircase: De Mcginnly de en.wikipedia.org, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1226162; nautilus: By Chris 73 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19711

 

 

pendulum dowsing to find lost items, pets or people.

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Pendulums and copper rods are used by many people all over the world for divination, answering simple questions, and all sorts of things in between. Perhaps you have worked with a pendulum to answer yes or no questions or to select one thing over another – those are the most common reasons for dowsing. Did you know, though, that dowsing tools can be incredibly helpful when it comes to finding lost objects or even missing loved ones and animal companions? If you’d like to know how you can work with a pendulum to find something that is nowhere to be found, read on. Here are some simple tips and tricks to get you started.

Believe You Can: Before a pendulum will be of any use to you for finding lost objects, stolen items, or missing people and animals, you must have confidence in your dowsing abilities as well as the higher forces that you might be channeling to assist you (the Universe, God, Goddess, etc,). There are many opinions about where the answers come from and unfortunately there’s no way to scientifically prove any of the popular theories. This is where faith comes in! If you don’t believe your pendulum can help you, it can’t. It’s that simple. You need a positive attitude to be a successful dowser no matter what you’re using your pendulum for.

Locating Household Items: Keys, wallets, and eyeglasses are easy to misplace around your home, so when you can’t find them – get your pendulum out! The best way to locate a lost object in your home is to start in one room and ask your pendulum if the item you are searching for is somewhere in that room. Once you get a positive response, you can begin to narrow it down by dowsing particular areas of the room. If you’re looking for something that you haven’t seen for quite some time (for example something that might be stored in a box), suspend your pendulum over boxes or storage bins that you believe the item might be safely packed away in. The more you practice doing this, the easier it will be to find things with your pendulum. I’ve even known former dowsing students of mine to ask their family members to hide items for them so that they could practice locating them with their pendulums.

Recovering Stolen Items: Many people have asked whether or not a pendulum can help you find something that was stolen from you. While a pendulum can be useful in finding out where stolen items disappeared to or perhaps who the culprit is, getting them back may be another story unfortunately. Let’s say, for example, that your bike was stolen. There are a couple of ways you can search for it with a pendulum. If you have a hunch about who may have stolen it, I recommend asking your pendulum very clearly about the person you are questioning and whether or not they took your bike. What do you do with that information? Dowse a very zoomed in map of where the suspect lives if that information is known and ask if your bike is there. Now in most cases, you won’t know who would’ve taken your bike, and the possibilities where it would have ended up could be endless. That’s where a map is necessary. Dowse a map like you would a chart, starting broad and narrowing the area down as you go. If you don’t know where to start, dowse the area from which your bike was stolen and then branch out from there. You may get a positive hit on a location. Now how to recover that stolen item – that’s the tricky part and will depend on the situation or who you can get to help you get it back.

Searching for a Missing Person or Animal: Believe it or not, psychics have helped law enforcement on several occasions solve missing persons cases with a pendulum in hand. I believe dowsing in these cases can be helpful, and why not use every possible means to find someone who has disappeared? The main reason why dowsing can be challenging in a missing person or animal case in my opinion is that emotions are typically running wild. Strong emotions can run interference with the dowsing process, and that can give false results. It is easier to dowse for missing people and animals when you are not personally involved, so keep this in mind if you ever decide to try it. Dowsing for missing people or pets is done similarly to dowsing for lost or stolen objects. Maps are particularly useful, and if possible, going to locations where you get positive hits is helpful as well. Obviously the more information or leads that you have will make this process less tedious, but sometimes no information is available and you may feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. That’s where faith, prayer, and a strong belief that you can and will find your loved one will help.

*When searching for a missing person or animal, I suggest using a chambered pendulum. A chambered pendulum opens up and you can put tiny things inside it. Anything that contains their DNA (a few strands of hair from their hairbrush) or something that reminds you of them (teeny tiny crystal chips or a few drops of their favorite essential oil) can be placed inside the chamber in order to help you truly focus and connect with their energy in particular.

Locating Treasure: Yes! You can dowse for all sorts of things that lie buried in the ground including natural resources and treasure. City water utility workers still use copper rods to this day to help them locate water! This is pretty exciting when you think about it. Dowse areas by actually going to them, or use a map. Either method works. I suggest taking your pendulum with you on nature walks so that you can practice.

As you can see, if you’re looking for something that is missing outside of your home, a map is a very useful tool to have. These days most people use maps on their phones to get where they need to go, but when you’re using a map for dowsing purposes I suggest printing one out or using an old-fashioned paper one that you’d keep in the glove compartment of your car. Maps are extremely helpful and they will save you time and energy. Also, be sure you are working with a pendulum that you feel comfortable with and that you really connect with. The right tools are essential for successful dowsing.

Sacral Chakra Aromatherapy Reading for February

The chakras are an idea roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are focusing on one chakra a month. February brings us to the sacral chakra. In the month of February, the collective consciousness focuses on relationships, particularly those of the intimate kind. We celebrate romance this month with St. Valentine’s Day. So this is a great month to focus on sacral chakra energy and how it influences your life.

Brief Overview of Chakras: The chakras ore the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main chakras, minor, subpersonal and transpersonal chakras. The chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions and purposes. The concept of the chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Sacral Chakra: The sacral chakra governs relationships and feelings. It is located a few inches below the belly button in the area of the reproductive organs (testes, ovaries) and lower back. Its themes include sexuality, sensuality, passion, pleasure, joy, hobbies (activities that you enjoy), feelings, gratification, family, friends and your tribe. It represents the element water and is associated with the planet Venus. The personal growth lessons of the sacral chakra revolve around developing a sense of belongingness.

February 2017 Sacral Chakra Forecast: Focus on relationships with your significant other, children, and parents this month. Be especially aware of anger, resentment, and short fuses with these individuals. Anger is based in fear and frustration. To bring balance to this chakra and subsequently your relationships, you need to identify the root of your anger in these relationships. What makes you angry? Why do you feel angry? Why are you holding on to this? What can you do about the situation? What part do you play? Do not let anger and frustration control you. Life is too short to be angry, especially with those you care most about. Face your anger, fear and frustrations in your relationships, do what you can to change it, or let it go. You may then find yourself looking at your relationships in a whole new way.

Sacral Chakra Aromatherapy Recipe

1 drop Vanilla
2 drops Cardamom
1 drop Rose
2 drops Orange

Put the drops of essential oil on a cotton pad or tissue or in a diffuser. Breathe in and state the following affirmation: “I am a sexual and sensual being. My life is full of passion and pleasure. I have healthy and rewarding relationships.” Repeat as needed.


Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist and Reiki Master Teacher. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra classes and chakra bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many blessings and be well!

Upcoming special events include a monthly online Chakra mini-series and a Spring Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat.

Agate Crystal Family

 

Picture Name Chakra Properties

 

  Agate 1, 3 Protection, grounding, stability, harmonizing Yin & Yang, physical strength, balance positive and negative, Working with universal forces
  Banded, Brown 1 Protection from psychic attacks, concentration, centering of the emotional body, memory, present moment awareness
  Banded, White 1, 7 Protection, strength, prevents bad dreams, reduces stress, helps against energy drain, purification, clears obstacles in one’s life
  Black 1 Grounding, protection, inner strength, helps in clear decision making, helps when doling out tough love, keeping peace in stressful households, muscle and joint pain, keeps body in balance, peace and calming
  Blue Lace 5 Peace and calming, speaking one’s truth, crop production, joy, grounding, centered, balanced mind body and spirit, communication with totems, and guides, blocks negative energy, blocks EMP stress
  Botswana, Apricot 2 Emotional balance, heals disorders in reproductive organs (especially women), ease discomfort from menstruation, help minimize problems during pregnancy, fertility, relieve constipation and stomach aches, instill lust for one’s partner, instinctive nurturing, relieves symptoms from cancer treatment
Botswana, Brown 4, 6, 7 Understanding others’ points of view, realizing inner gifts, reduces anxiety, communication, freedom from worry, speak from the heart
  Botswana, Pink 4 Softens rough personality, optimism, banish fears, gentleness, instinctive nurturing, compassion, fertility, friendships, overcome self-limiting beliefs
  Crazy Lace 1, 3 Protection, grounding, low vibrational stone, stability, strength, balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energies, harmonizes Yin and Yang, clear decision making, helps deal with emotional pain, brings laughter, stamina and energy
  Dendritic 1, 4 Connection with nature, communication with tree spirits, grounding, intuitive wisdom, personal growth, branching out to new pursuits, connection with nature spirits
 Natural
Crackled/
HeatTreated
Fire 1, 2, 3 Strength, connection to Fire element, vitality, reduces fevers, allows one to send bad energy back at those who send it out (like a mirror)
  Leopardskin 1, 2, 3 Communication with animals, helps one determine their animal totem, connection with one’s roots, courage
  Marble 6, 7 Communicating with angels, clarity, clear memory, intuition, clarifying difficult situations
  Medicine Bow 1, 3, 6, 7 Shamanic journeying, ritual or ceremony, connection with totems and guides, wisdom and insight from ancestors, healing on all levels
  Moss 1, 4 Connection to nature (especially plants), balance the chakras, spiritual growth, healing of the physical body, confidence, joy, relieves worries and stress, shamanic journeying, intuitive knowledge (especially herbalism)
  River 1 Reduces negativity, helps with one’s sense of humor, going with the flow, feminine power
  Shiva’s Eye 6 Connection with the energies of Lord Shiva, enhances the power of prayer, deepens meditation, spiritual ascension, karmic upliftment (by removing karmic obstacles and karmic debt), intuition, helps one develop psychic skills, balance and harmony
  Snakeskin 1, 3, 7 Provides energy when exerting large amounts, peace and calming, self-love and relationships, initiate rise of Kundalini, helps on camouflage themselves in crowds or situations, self-esteem, self-awareness, finding lost items, reduce stress and worry
  Tree 1, 4 Roots one to the earth to feel more grounded, deep appreciation for nature and all living things, allows one to channel from tree spirits, aids in all types of growth (physical, spiritual, and mental), encourages exploration, helps clear blockages in Heart Chakra
  Turritella 1, 2 Creativity, heals past emotional pain, sense of oneness with all beings, release unwanted energy, staying grounded during times of great spiritual shifts

The sun is in Aquarius. What does that mean for your sign?

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by Barry Kerr, evolutionary astrologer

Aquarius:  January 20 – February 20

While the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius, our egos become more sensitive to the human experiences of group energy. Friends, colleagues, comrades, and community draw our attention in ways that heighten our awareness of collective values, visions, goals and activities and how we fit into that. The desire to “belong” to a tribe of peers is universal. By aligning our personal energy with that of others, we can get a taste, here in the physical world, of the synergy and magic that reflects the spiritual oneness of all our souls in the divine dimension. Thus, our experiences with groups are opportunities for learning how to guide our soul-inspired egos toward soul-fulfilling expressions of divine love.

Look below for your birth sign (sun sign) to see what particular challenges/opportunities are being brought to your awareness this month. (These can also hold true if you have your Moon, Rising sign or a number of planets in the sign.)

Aries: As a natural leader, it’s important that you find a way to assert the strengths of your individuality and independence for the benefit of any groups you are in. It may be difficult for you to follow others, so consider leading, being the spokesperson or accepting independent assignments. Just be certain you have let yourself identify with the group’s cause or purpose so that you are not tempted to use the group for your own agenda.

Taurus: Your participation with groups can contribute an earthy, grounded stability and consistency to the team and build your own sense of self-worth. The problem can be that you become too attached to a particular idea or plan of action, your own or the group’s, and unable to muster the flexibility to adapt to the inevitable and unpredictable group process.  If you make sure the overall values and goals of the group align with your own, and don’t look to the group for validation of your individual self-worth, you will remain free to disagree, yet remain loyal.

Gemini: What could be more interesting for a Gemini than being in a group, right? But that rational and chatty curiosity can come across as cold and detached from feeling or empathic intuition, leading to unintended slights and alienation. Also, a too busy mind can create distractions from group focus. The key is to direct some of your curiosity to understanding the individual contributions of others, which creates energy of appreciation in you. This builds a love vibration that allows others to receive your objective and otherwise emotionally detached ideas.

Cancer: Your natural tendencies toward feelings, empathy and nurturing can make you a valued member of any group, especially when emotions are in play. Of course, this is only true if the group values and respects emotion. Otherwise, your greatest strengths become everyone’s frustration. So choose your groups wisely. Also, realize that groups are seldom organized around your own emotional needs. So don’t look for them to build your emotional security and self-worth. Rather, offer your own emotional strength to others in the group or to those whom the group may serve.

Leo: Your natural confidence in expressing your individual authenticity can inspire any team and could result in your leadership. However, if it’s about enhancing your own ego by appearing to be a cooperative team player, and receiving kudos for it, then it’s a disruptive suck. The challenge is to bring your magical child’s awareness to the magical child in your teammates, playfully inviting them to add their own unique gifts to yours and others in a dynamic synergy of creativity. This allows you to lead without leading and still honors your need to shine.

Virgo: Your dedication to being of service and getting things right can either keep a group focused, effective and moving forward or invoke judgment, fault-finding and splintering. The challenge is for you to soften your need for perfection and appreciate that not everyone holds your standards. By extending an empathetic appreciation for the feelings and unique contributions of each member and embracing the collective and expressed standards of the group, your critical observations are better received and valued.

Libra: Your tendency to highly value one-to-one connection can be a natural contribution to group harmony, but when aimed toward your own personal needs, can be disruptive and get in the way of your own need for connection. It’s best to use your relationship sensitivities toward helping everyone exercise a balanced, fair and egalitarian teamwork. Your warmth and objectivity in these matters will support everyone and keep the love flowing. Just keep the caretaking appropriate or you will lose yourself.  

Scorpio: For you, it’s about power and transformation. You may fear committing to groups, even those with lofty goals, because your keen insights into hidden group dynamics can reveal that which is out of alignment with the group’s expressed ideals.  But rather than fearing to be a provocative threat to the group, your challenge is to trust your gift of perceptions by sharing it with others within the context of the group purpose and trusting that though you may get temporary push-back, after time to digest, the others will discern what is true in your information and allow it to cause transformation as needed.  The key is for you to not be attached to your own sense of power or need to manipulate, knowing you are merely part of a collective process.

Sagittarius: Your good intention to seek truth can come across as arrogant and judgmental, even if you stay silent, and thus disrupt the effectiveness of the group and your connection to those in it. Make sure you choose groups already aligned with your truth so you aren’t trying to change their purpose. Also, recognize and express appreciation for the wisdom others bring to the table, directing your own insights to building a collaborative sense of vision and truth. After all, that is how the “magic” of synergy furthers us all.

Capricorn: You bring managerial authority and organizational skills to your collective experiences. Any group that has goals needs someone like you to help manifest them. Where you can get stuck is by aligning yourself with people and groups that keep you in a safe zone of conformity to the status quo.  In truth, your leadership skills are best applied to group ideals that move society forward. By committing to a collective vision of universal progress, you act as a cautious reality check that helps keep a successful pace toward group goals.

Aquarius: Your Uranian impulses for authenticity, freedom and change make you both an inspiring catalyst for the potential synergy of group creativity and a rebellious detractor that can bring that synergy to a halt.  The challenge is to first choose groups that align with your ideals and then make sure there is room in the group for your original, inventive, intuitive and eccentric contributions to be valued and applied. Otherwise, you will feel a need for freedom and leave.

Pisces: Your subliminal feelings of connection to the wholeness of divine unity bring an inspired idealism to your collective experiences. This can be a problem if you expect any group of peers to live up to your high ideals, in which case you will either not find any suitable groups or be constantly disappointed and fuel disention, confusion and alienation. The challenge is to let go of expectations, feel the flow of love, allow yourself to share your visionary perspectives, and trust that this will plant seeds of inspiration for others to channel similar visions that build the collective vision to new heights beyond your own.


Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology,  energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you.  Visit ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at [email protected]

the many varieties of quartz (rock crystal)

 

Picture Name Chakra Properties

 

Amphibole

(Rooster or Angelic)

6, 7 Harmony and serenity, confidence, overcoming obstacles, joy, abundance, love, empathy, integrity, amplifies energy, selfless light work, restful sleep, lucid dreaming, clear decision making
Blue 5, 6 Communication, detoxification, calms hyperactivity, helps with scatter-mindedness, helps focus, speaking one’s truth, communication between chakras, dream healing, harmony, mental clarity, eases fear
Cherry 4 (MANMADE STONE) Enhance divine energy, reduce pain & inflammation, helps one lose weight, general heart health, transformation (physical, mental and spiritual)
Chlorite 1, 4 Stimulate the metabolism, absorption of nutrients and antioxidants, general physical healing, rehabilitate strained or injured muscles, connection with nature and Mother Earth
  Clear All Most powerful and energizing crystals, powerful healer, purifier, cleansing of physical and ethereal bodies, amplifier of energy and intentions
Diamantina 7 Align the energy body, chakra balance, healing energy from the universe, project universal healing light
  Dream 6 Dream healing, astral travel, enhance lucid dreaming, helps ailing houseplants, calming vibrations to distraught Indigo children
Elestial 7, Soul Star Emotional healing, balance, wisdom, helps with adjusting to change, awareness of one’s immortality, confidence, manifestation, detoxify, connection to the Angelic realm, abundance, intuition, psychic abilities, clairvoyance, meditation
  Faden 2, 3, 6, 7 Psychic energy, spiritual insight, meditation, connection and communication with one’s inner and higher self
  Girasol 6, 7 Stay connected with inner-self during times of turmoil or great change, ascension, helps with deciphering clouded or unclear intuitive messages, connection to the Angelic realm, seeing hidden messages behind a situation, karmic upliftment, safely protect one with a white light, spiritual awakening, healing mind body and spirit, aids channeling
Golden 3, 7 Success, spirit cleansing, self-confidence, helps one see one’s spiritual purpose, focus, creativity, spiritual communication over long distances, enhances psychic abilities, meditation
  Golden Healer 3, 7 Enhance flow of energy during healing work, aids healer or energy worker to stay grounded while healing, opens healer to Universal source of energy for their client, inner strength, personal power
w/ Graphite 4, 6, 7 Strong energy conductor, sends healing energy to others, breaks unneeded or unwanted bonds, independance, relieves anger, channeled writing, connection to ethereal plane,
  Hematoid 1 Cleanse and purify the blood, vitality, protection, relieve pain associated to strained muscles or damaged ligaments or tendons, courage and bravery, guidance on one’s career path
  Herkimer Diamond 6, 7 Astral travel, lucid dreaming, helps one fully access the Dream consciousness while in the Waking State, balances and aligns the chakras, clarity of thought (Good companion stone for Moldavite. When used together they enhance the other’s qualities)
  Himalayan/

Tibetan

1 ,6, 7 Enhance connection to ancestors, increase esoteric knowledge and understanding of the occult, astral travel, protection while traveling, understanding of Tibetan Buddhist, spiritual beliefs and ritualistic practices, karmic release, divine connection, connection to Water for emotional healing, dissolve the ego, deeper states of meditation, conscious awareness
Lemurian, Clear 6, 7 Drawing Universal energy to the Earth plane, connection to the ancient civilization of Lemuria (aka Mu) and esoteric wisdom from them, communicate the idea of oneness and love to all other crystals on the planet
Lemurian, Pink 4, 7 Brings Universal healing energy to the physical and energetic bodies, opens chakras that have closed due to emotional trauma, brings peace and calming (Also look at Clear Lemurian for additional properties)
  Lithium 4, 6 Banish depression, balances the hemispheres of the brain, peace and tranquility, dispels anxiety, emotional healing (especially related to trauma or grief
  Milky 5, 7 Creativity, overcome intuitive blocks, shields the psychic body, inner peace and tranquility, deepens meditative state, keeps one grounded during astral travelling, prayer, worship
Nirvana, Pink 4, 6, 7 Opens heart chakra, protection for mothers and children, healing disorders of the heart, blood circulation, love and compassion, earth healing, reveals importance of eco-friendly practices, spiritual ascension, peace and harmony
  Nirvana, White 4, 6, 7 Raises energetic vibrations while healing or meditation, astral travel, enhance healing work, connection with knowledge of ancient peoples,  repair on a cellular level
Ouro Verde 1, 3, 7 Spiritual illumination, removes obstacles on the path to enlightenment, enhance inner knowing, self-confidence, reminder of karmic debts, astral travel for healing or gathering information
  Rose 4 Unconditional love, peace, compassion, self-love, attitude of Lovingkindness, tenderness, spark a romance, ease mid-life crisis, soothe a broken heart, emotional balance, friendship, trust, forgiveness, understanding, fertility, connection to Water element
Rutilated

(Gold, Green, Red, Silver)

3, 7 Vitality, transferring vibrational healing energies, balance, cleanse the aura, manifest spiritual abundance, scrying divination, channeling, removes barriers that interfere with spiritual growth, opens divine energy of the universe, protection from negative energy, forgiveness and compassion, remove depression, heals and repairs aura, spiritual ascension, increase fertility
  Shamanic Dream 1, 6 Shamanic journeying, conscious awareness, deepen meditative states, meaningful astral travel, heighten one’s intuition and psychic powers, protection during spiritual work, has the ability to stimulate amazing Shamanic Journeying, as well as pulling people back to the earth plane during Astral Travel
Smoky 1 Grounding, protection from negative energies, increase energy during meditation, relieves stress, reduce stress caused by electromagnetic frequencies, removes fear, enhance passion, dispel bad dreams, promotes insight during scrying, concentration, communication, stilling the mind for meditation, manifestation, relieve physical pain, headaches, helpful for those undergoing chemotherapy
Spirit
(sometimes known as Cactus Quartz)
3, 6, 7 Connection to Spirit Guides, Totem Animals or beings from the Fairy Realm, safety and security (especially after physical abuse), recovery from addiction, connection with one’s inner child, spiritual ascension, meditation, promotes psychic phenomena, accepting universal healing light
Strawberry 4 Seeing good in all things, take time for the sweet things in life and to appreciate them, generosity, connection with inner child
  Tangerine 2 Recovery after trauma, relieve symptoms of PTSD, past life healing, karmic release, emotional balance, enhance creativity, work through self-limiting beliefs, removes negative energies from aura, prosperity, abundance, receive accurate outcomes when practicing divination
  Tourmalinated
1, 7 Grounding, protection against negative energies (amplified protection), release stress, promotes peace and calming, balances mind body and spirit, physical healing