Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crystal of the Week: Obsidian

The ancient Greeks used polished Obsidian as a scrying tool to see into the future.  Known to be a very protective stone, Obsidian blocks psychic attack and protects the wearer from harmful intentions by others.  It creates a shield around your aura.

When worn, Obsidian reveals old patterns and energetic blocks.  It helps the wearer to discover the reason behind an illness.  It reveals aspects of your personality that need to be changed.

Wearing or meditating with Obsidian will help you regain your power, your confidence, your sense of self.  It helps you to face your shadow side and recover your truth as you transform negative aspects and beliefs about who you are.

There are many types of Obsidian such as:

Mahogany Obsidian: This is a stone of personal acceptance and strength and helps us to maintain true to our convictions.

Rainbow Obsidian: This is a stone of great love.  It cuts through energetic cords that have bound two people inappropriately.  Meditating with the stone teaches you to be open to love again.  It increases your self-esteem and reminds you that you deserve love and joy.

Snowflake Obsidian: This is a stone of gentle healing.  It gently brings things to the surface that we've long suppressed but need to face again.  The white markings remind us that even in the darkest of times there is always a spark of white light piercing through the darkness and showing us the way to a happier path.

Apache Tear: This hardworking stone helps the wearer to work through periods of grief and sorrow.  Apache Tears offer hope, love and support during the most difficult times.

Blue Obsidian: This stone is especially recommended for psychics and sensitives as it offers distinctive protection against negative psychic energy.  It helps with all types of communication and is known as a stone of Tarot as it helps tarot readers read with clarity. It aids astral travel and enhances telepathy.  Because it helps one to seek and find clarity in a situation, it's also recommended for those suffering from memory loss or alzheimer's.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Crystal of the Week: Moonstone

Moonstone is a stone of mystery and magic with its ghostly glowing image floating beneath a smooth, milky surface.  Revered for centuries as a stone of wishes and hopes, Moonstone is known as The Stone of Intuition.  It helps you to get in touch with your emotions and learn how to follow your inner guidance.  In general, Moonstone is great for balance, intuition, travel and protection.

The Romans thought Moonstone was formed out of the moon.  Even today, some say the stone will glow brighter or dimmer with the phases of the moon.  In India, it’s still considered a sacred stone.  Lovers will often say their vows over matching moonstones to ensure love and fidelity.

Wearing Moonstone over long periods of time helps you to come to a place of balance in your life.  It assists with new beginnings and teaches you how to go with the flow.  Just as the moon waxes and wanes, moonstone helps sync your energy with the ebb and flow of life.  This effervescent stone lets you know when the best time is to take action or pull back.  It’s a great stone for getting in touch with your emotions.  However, you may feel overly emotional and sensitive if you wear your moonstone on the full moon.

Moonstone is a very feminine stone that helps you get in touch with “woman’s intuition.” It increases your compassion and empathy as it enhances your feminine side. 

Moonstone helps you to understand your destiny and can help you get in touch with your heart’s desire.  Wearing this stone is known to increase your psychic ability and help you to begin trusting your intuition.

If you feel drawn to this luminescent stone, it most likely means you’re ready to make some positive changes in your life.  Moonstone helps us to feel more serene and balanced.

Moonstone is a great stone for women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, battling PMS or going through the change of life.

When worn as jewelry, the white surface of this stone deflects negative energy back to its source.  So be sure to wear a moonstone pendant if you have to deal with a temperamental co-worker or cantankerous boss. 

If you know someone who works shift hours, give them a piece of moonstone as it will help their body clock to adjust.  Because it’s known to protect travelers, keep one in your glove box to ensure safe travels.  Moonstone works to release emotional tensions and stress, so you can try meditating with one to feel calmer and more relaxed.  It helps to prevent night terrors in children.  When placed under the pillow, Moonstone helps you to recall your dreams more vividly.

Oscar Wilde described the moon as residing in “her chariot of pearl.” Try wearing a piece of Moonstone and see where its chariot takes you.