Open The Way To Abundance & Vitality With Garnet!

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Garnet, named after the word granatum, which translates to pomegranate seed in Latin. Used to balance the base/ root chakra. influences the Etheric and Astral body. Garnet species 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, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. There are 6 main types of Garnet; Pyrope, Almandine, Andradite, Grossular, Spessartine and Uvarovite. Garnet’s dense weight makes it easier to recognize no matter its color. The properties of this gem are said to be a reflection of the wearer’s attributes.

 

It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia and Turkey. It is the state mineral of Connecticut. Star garnet is the state gemstone of Idaho. New York’s gemstone. It is known as the birthstone for January. Zodiac sign for the gemstone is said to be Capricorn. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium. Garnet species’ light transmission properties can range from the gemstone-quality transparent specimens to the opaque varieties used for industrial purposes as abrasives. The mineral’s luster is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or resinous (amber-like).

 

Metaphysical properties include: Heals problems related to the lungs, blood or infections, improve sexuality and sensuality expressions. Garnet carries a strong protective quality, it’s a perfect gemstone for boosting overall energy in the body. This stone will get the blood flowing, it’s a great stone for circulation issues. Garnet is known to warm the body, This fiery powerful gemstone is good for clearing stagnant or under-active energy. Garnet does its healing work in half the time of other gemstones. Crystal quartz is often used along with Garnet to help with energy circulation and distribution.

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Gemstone Of Happy Dreams: OPAL!!

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Definition of OPAL

A usually amorphous mineral that is a hydrated silica softer and less dense than quartz and typically with definite and often marked iridescent play of colors and is used especially as a gem.

Opals are essentially  a gel from silica with percentages of water usually between 6% to 10%. Opal is 3% to 21% water  weight ,  It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonitesandstonerhyolitemarl and basalt. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia. Opal hardness varies, but generally ranges from 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Compare that to diamond, which is rated at 10, and is the hardest gemstone.

 

 

 

Besides the gemstone varieties that show a play of color, there are other kinds of common opal such as the milk opal, milky bluish to greenish; resin opal, which is honey-yellow with a resinous luster; wood opal, caused by the replacement of the organic material in wood with opal.

 

 

 

Opal’s internal structure makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed it can take on many colors. Opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, however white and greens are the most common. It varies in optical density from opaque to semi-transparent.

 

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A Few Metaphysical Properties of Opal:

Known to bring out creativity, spontaneity, supports the kidneys and brings happiness, faithfulness, love, friendships, dreams, heals fevers and infections, self-expression, beauty, visions, fertility, eases child birthing process, boosts energy, supports reproductive system, lungs and third eye chakra. * Long ago, It was said that opal could make its wearer invisible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gemstone Of Iron: Hematite

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Hematite: Healing and Energetic Properties

Hematitealso spelled as haematite, is the mineralform of iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedralsystem, and it has the same crystal structure asilmenite and corundum. Hematite and ilmenite form a complete solid solution at temperatures above 950 °C.

Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as themain ore of iron. Varieties include kidney oremartite(pseudomorphs after magnetite), iron rose andspecularite (specular hematite). While the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but much more brittle.Maghemite is a hematite- and magnetite-related oxide mineral.

Huge deposits of hematite are found in banded iron formations. Grey hematite is typically found in places where there has been standing water or mineral hot springs, such as those in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. The mineral can precipitate out of water and collect in layers at the bottom of a lake, spring, or other standing water. Hematite can also occur without water, however, usually as the result ofvolcanic activity.

Clay-sized hematite crystals can also occur as a secondary mineral formed by weathering processes insoil, and along with other iron oxides or oxyhydroxides such as goethite, is responsible for the red color of many tropical, ancient, or otherwise highly weathered soils.

A short list of Hematite benefits:

Psychic abilities 

Balancing 

Intuition

Students

Engineers

Analytical skills

Memory

Toxin removal

Chiropractic treatments.

Hematite helps ease back pain and the magnetic qualities can help align your spine.

Base chakra (grounding)

Public speaking, Teaching, Executives, Sales 

Courage

Communication

 

 

 

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Unakite

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Traditionally the color green is a symbol of, spiritual growth, creative energy, virlity, expansion and beauty.

Green also symbolizes abundance and healing.  Unakite also is called Epidote, it is a relativity new stone discovered in North Carolina in the Unakas mountains. Its rich in Epidote. Unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colorless quartz. Epidote exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually marbled in appearance. It is used for stabilizing, grounding, creativity, charm, to enhance beauty and even to attract a new mate.
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Unakite is particularly beneficial for hair and skin rebuilding. Can be used to enhance psychic visions. Balances chakras. Assists one in getting to the root of an illness or imbalace. Unakite can also be programmed to add weight to specific parts of the body. It is also used to remove pain. Also used for heart problems also to remove negative energies from the body and unblock the heart chakra so love can flow freely. Can be used to support the a healthy pregnancy, reproductive health.

 

Rutilated Quartz

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Natural rutilated quartz crystal contains rutile.

Some call this type of quarts “Sagenite”.  The minerals inside this variation of crystal quartz, looks like light browncolored hair strands.Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxideTiO2.

Rutile is the most common natural form of TiO2. Two rarer polymorphs of TiO2 are known:

Rutile has among the highest refractive indices of any known mineral and also exhibits high dispersion. Natural rutile may contain up to 10% iron and significant amounts of niobium and tantalum.

Rutile derives its name from the Latin rutilus, red, in reference to the deep red color observed in some specimens when viewed by transmitted light.

The Rutile inclusions trapped inside the crystal is a mineral composed of titanium oxide.This stone is also known as the Venus hair stone. The rutiles within the stone may vary in color from dark yellow, black or red. Rutile is a common accessorymineral in high-temperature and high-pressure metamorphic rocks and in igneous rocks.

Rutile, when present in large enough quantities in beachsands, forms an important constituent of heavy mineral sands ore deposits. Miners extract and separate the valuable minerals (typically rutile, zircon, and ilmenite). The main uses for rutile are the manufacture of refractoryceramic, as a pigment, and for the production of titaniummetal. Finely powdered rutile is a brilliant white pigment and is used in paintsplasticspaper, foods, and other applications that call for a bright white color.

Rutilated Quartz is a conductor of energy

Powerful chakra cleansing stone

Psychic expansion, chakra alignment

Concentration and focus

Self-control, self-reliance, and determination

Brings happiness and healing

Rutilated Quartz aids in astral travel

Absorbs mercury poisoning

Repels negativity

 

 

 

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Green Calcite

Green Calcite: This illustrious gemstone looks like a piece of pastel green soap.

Calcite is one of the softest of all crystals, its even possible to scratch the gems surface. Named Calcite, for is chemistry. It’s chemical  composition is Calcium Carbonate– Commonly known as limestone.
Green calcite is great for energy centering.  As a result of its natural grounding properties, it brings stability to its wearer. It is used as an energy amplifier and distributor. It is known to increase overall prosperity. This stone is great to keep next to your plants even in a garden. Calcite works wonders in the realm of manifesting fertility, business and virility.
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It is known to harmonize the heart chakra and facilitation of life changes. This form of Calcite is also used for astral projection and travel, Artistic ability, psychic, intuition too.

Green calcite is good for the entire body. Nervous system imbalances, bone pain, kidney, bladder and pain in general. It is beneficial for soothing emotional trauma and supports the immune system. This energy transformer provides gentle healing to the head area, lungs, throat.

Green calcite is used to clear all chakras. Is helpful for quitting addictions. As with all colors of calcite, green calcite is good for general, emotional and mental imbalances.

The Colors of Crystal Healing

Allow Crystals to Speak To You In Color~

I Love working with Gemstones as they are like a treasure chest waiting for one to unlock their vast mystery!

Here are the healing colors associated with stones and crystals:

Red: protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.

Pink: calm, sooth, stop distress, help with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love and are good for group rituals.

Orange: for personal power, self esteem. They are connected to the Sun, attract luck and success, assists in positive outcomes.

Yellow: communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.

Green: These are for healing. Eyes, kidneys, stomach, migraines, esp. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance.

Quartz crystals are often used in crystal healing.
Blue: calm emotions, sleep, healing, ulcers and inflammation. Use them in the bath for purification.

Purple: mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, headaches, mental illness, hair problems and sleep.

White: These are ruled by the Moon. Sleep, psychism, promote lactation, protection after dark, gets rid of headaches

Black: self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace, anxiety.

26 Gemstones For 2012 Transformation!

 

1. Dumortierite: Self-reliance, stamina, patience, recognition of potential, understanding, communication of ideas.

2. Amazonite: Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.

3. Amethyst: Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

4. Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

5. Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

6. Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

7. Aventurine: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, inspiration, leadership.

8. Azurite: Intuitive, dreams, healing, insight, meditation, concentration, transformation.

9. Bloodstone: Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision-making.

10. Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

11. Carnelian: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

12. Celestite: Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming, growth, intuition, hope.

13. Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

14. Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

15. Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

16. Citrine: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening.

17. Coral: Diplomacy, calming emotions, visualization.

18. Clear Quartz: Magnifying, life development, healing, raising consciousness.

19. Diamond: Creativity, courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities .

20. Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, celibacy (men), sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity, clarity.

21. Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.

22. Fossil: Accomplishments, improvement of one’s environment, communication, innovation.

23. Agates: Balancing energies; perception, strength, inspiration, revealing talents.

24. Garnet: virility, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

25. Hematite: Mental balance, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, clearing negativity.

26. Howlite: Awareness, calm, expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity.

Lodalite

 

A Gazing Stone~

 

My second favorite Gemstone! Waiting until you read the next post. I will post my Favorite gemstone next!

 

Some know this lovely stone by other names. Here are some of its nicknames names: Landscape Quartz; Garden Quartz but its true name is Lodalite Quartz. This Quartz includes minerals such as chlorite, iron and calcite.

 

Here are a few more nicknames this stone is known as: “Seer Quartz” or “Shaman Quartz”. Because of all the sights to see inside of  Lodalite, it is often called Scenic Quartz! It’s often used in meditation practices. Another metaphysical use of lodolite is to bring energies to effect manifestation of one’s desires.

 

Lodalite Quartz is used to look into other worlds and by gazing into it, you are sure to feel a cosmic shift of consciousness.The gemstone is also useful for Shamanic journeying in particular and other journeying as well like: cosmic, soul and personal.

 

This stunning variation of quartz helps you connect to vibrational energies in other realms as well, stimulating growth in areas of other- worldly communication. This crystal is used to protect, for releasing and promoting understanding of one consciousness.

 

Lodalite can be used to stimulate healing of any disease or illness. Its function is to harmonize the higher vibrational energies of the person’s aura. It is believed that physical “dis-ease” is the consequence of “dis-harmony” within the energies of your body. This Quartz is also helpful in deep energetic healing, related to a past life too.

Yummy! Rose Quartz

 

Rose quartz is mesmerizing pink color. The pink color found in rose quartz is due to trace amounts of titanium, iron and manganese. When most people think of rose quartz they think of romance and love. It is true that rose quartz is used to balance emotions. This lovely quartz also brings warmth inner peace and creative elevation to its wearer.

 

This element can also awakens a greater appreciation for the artistic side of life. It is also said to ease stress and grief too. This gentle stone has the ability to increase self-esteem, confidence, compassion, patience. It is said to enhance your capacity to love others and yourself. It also nurtures the heart chakra which enhances the desire to let go, relax and take it easy.

 

Rose quartz is also used to treat depression, stress while raising the vibration to allow one to love again. Some say it can be used to aid in weight loss as well. It is great for the skin, bringing with it a youthful appearance. Rose quartz can aid nourish the kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs and of course the heart. Rose quartz is used to increase fertility and protect against diseases too.