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The Citrine

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Anchoring in the Golden Light for 2013

Anchoring in the Golden Light for 2013

 

My beautiful Citrine Sphere with Celestite for bringing in the Golden Light for 2013.

The Citrine comes in a pale yellow to a reddish-brown, golden brown and is transparent.  The name derives from the Greek, meaning as much as Lemon Stone but also stems from the French language, Citron.  The Roman Troops wore this stone on their breast plates to protect them from the evil eye.  The Citrine was once valued into the middle ages as a Sun Stone which granted eternal life.

Much of what is found on the market today, are heat-treated Amethyst.  One can identify those by the much darker shades of orange and amber, and of course by the  difference in the stones’ energy.

The crystal works well with any combination of healing crystals but works wonderfully on its own.  It is used to increase ones clarity of thought, enhance creativity and personal will.

The vibration of natural citrine are powerful and allows us to emerge into the energy of Divine Will, the Universe and supports us in our quest for love and joy.  Blockages become apparent so they may be cleared, it also clears energetic blocks and carries strong manifestation properties.  It also may serve one in overcoming of powerlessness.  Because of its strong vibrations, the cleansing of the Citrine is not necessary.

Moonstone

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Tumbled moonstone, India

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Just as the name indicates, this stone is strongly associated with the Moon and represents the Mother Goddess. This sweet beauty has more of a shimmer than true color, although at times there is a gem-quality blue piece, which can be found. It usually glows in pale shades of milky white grays, peach or bluish tint and is translucent.

The moonstone is another gentle stone yet has powerful attributes. It promotes empathy and intuition and enhances clairvoyance. It encourages the acceptance of psychic gifts, and helps us to embrace the goddess within. It shows us how to appreciate and accept that all existence is subjected to change – just as the moon is constantly changing her shape. However, its foremost attribute is to help in calming and soothing of our emotions.

Of course this wonderful gem has healing abilities as well. It increases the absorption of vitamins and minerals and it assists the digestive and reproductive systems. The Moonstone also aids with the elimination of toxins and water retention.

The Moonstone is also associated with Gardening, so integrating these stones in your garden while visualizing your garden in full bloom while you work is most beneficial.

Moonstone travels through the zodiac, touches several such as Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. Because of this, it is also considered to be the perfect traveling companion, especially on the water and at night.

Nirvana Crystal

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Himalayan Ice Crystal

Not too long ago, a dear friend gave me a tiny stone as a special gift.  I almost had the impression it may not be a stone at all, it is so unusual looking.  I almost had a fear that it may melt if I held it for too long.  Although I knew it was odd-looking and although I had listened to what my friend had to say about it, I didn’t fully comprehend until what the secrets of the Nirvana Crystal was.  Now, that some time has passed and I have worked with it , I would not want to miss this “stone”.

High up in the mountains, there is the Kullu Pass, the area is also known for the home of the Goddess Temple.  Underneath the glaciers you can find some of the most amazingly delicate crystals known as the Nirvana or Himalayan Ice Crystal.  This truly ancient gem is extracted by hand and carried over a very long distance.  The locals in Nepal call it the “Eye of God” and believe that from all the known crystals, this one has the most exposure to the celestial bodies ever since the onset of time.  For this reason, it is programmed for anyone seeking enlightenment.

They only have been recently available to us, so many spiritual people therefore believe that these gems have been waiting for the right time to emerge and show themselves to us and is considered to be the super crystal of the new age.

It is a very unique type of quartz; almost strange.  It lacks the regular 6-sided prismatic bodies we see on other crystals, they almost seem jagged.  Some are shaped like a small wand, while others can be thick and rather stubby in their appearance.  Some of them hold tiny windows showing spiral growth patterns.  The crystal has indentations, irregularities and grooves along its surfaces and comes in delicate pink or in white color.  The pink version holds the female energy and is assigned to the heart chakra while  the white hold the male energy flow and the third eye.

Metaphysically, the Ice Crystal has a very powerful energy and is nurturing as well as protective.  It will also automatically align our chakras.  The best form of meditation is done with both colors, the pink is held to your heart and the white on your third eye.  However, don’t do yourself a disfavor and limit yourself by working exclusively with a duo.  One alone will do wonders for you as well.  It will bring you deep inner silence and help you in reaching your destiny.  The crystal can be a conduit for inner illumination and awakening, for the total understanding and silencing the inner chatter.  It can aid you with traumas and difficult changes and it will remind you that you are a being of light.

Regardless if you have one or two Nirvana Crystals, you will feel blessed having them.  Even those who cannot feel the energy signature of other crystals should be able to feel the power within the Nirvana Ice Crystal

Selenite brings Serenity

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Pure Love

gypsum, variety selenite

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This sweet stone with its lovely shimmer  gives off a gently vibration, a fine energy.  For some it is hard to feel for some and it may indeed take a while for it to transform our own energy but it is worth the time and effort you put into this translucent stone.  It instills peace and brings clarity of the mind.  It  clears confusion and filters out our ego based thoughts and disperses erratic emotions.  I keep a large piece in the center of my home to ensure a peaceful setting.

Selenite is great for meditation and spiritual work.  It is claimed that it enhances telepathy between persons holding a piece of selenite each.  The white Selenite in its etherial quality is so pure as if it is between light and matter.  Selenite comes in many colors, white, orange, green, blue and others.  All varieties hold their own quality and are all worth keeping in your home.  Since it opens the crown chakra, it will invite angelic consciousness.

Selenite is assigned to the 7th chakra.  The 7th chakra is the direct connection to our higher consciousness, it also connects us to all that is around us, all forms of life.

Lapis Lazuli

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Sapphirus

cristaux de lazurite (=lapis-lazuli)

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was the name given to the stone by the Greek up until the Middle Ages and in Latin, it is refered to as the blue stone. Lapis Lazuli carries the vibration of the Number 3 and belongs to Sagittarius in the zodiac sign.   The chakras it is mostly used on is the 5th & 6th (Third Eye and Throat), hence element Wind.  Should you seek higher mind, this would be one of  your best choices since it is associated with the 3rd Eye.  This stone works very well with Moldavite for this purpose.   It enhances dream work and all types of psychic abilities as well.  It is a stress release and  brings inner peace.  If you wish to know your own inner divinity, work with the Lapis.   Traditionally this stone is used to connect with the Gods, so if you are eager for knowledge and understanding, work with the Lapis Lazuli.  It is no wonder why many see royal virtues within this stone.

It is believed that Lapis soothes   migraines, overcomes depression, cleanses organs and lowers blood pressure.  It supports the thyroid, larynx, thymus and immune system.

Fluorite

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Mental Enhancer

Fluorite

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The fluorescence property within this stone has given it its name and is categorized to the element Wind.  The colors vary from clear, white, red, black but most commonly known in green.  It has been refered to as the  vacuum cleaner of the psyche and clears away any astral hanger-ons’ who like to make mischief to your surrounding. Fluorite is known to protect teeth from decay and ache.  It is used to ease inflammation, arthritis, helps against flu and supports the thyroid.

Each color specifies  special properties.  The yellow fluorite magnifies the mental powers and strengthens intellectual abilities while the black is the master in astral cleansing.  The green sibling cleanses and heals the heart chakra and brings balance when the mind speaks differently than the heart. Any of these can be used in conjunction with other stones to enhance the goal you are trying to achieve.  This is a great stone for school and college kids, for it aids in memorization and retaining information and settles worried thoughts and confusion

Lightworkers and healers like this stone, it lets us access to the higher energy field levels.  It helps us to activate both hemispheres of the brain and let them work together.

Crystals in General

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Crystals, our helpers

Blue Purple Red:  Amethyst Crystals

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Crystals are fabulous stones which are eager to assist us on our journey.  They all have spiritual and healing properties unique to each.  Some, such as Selenite have soft, gentle energies while others are of much higher frequencies.  Others yet have high levels of toxicity.

Using these gems for consciousness expansion and healing has been done for centuries, even millenniums, however just in the last several  decades has it enjoyed increased interest –  perhaps a sign of times?  There has not been a scientific proof that the properties of the crystals are effective in self-healing but for millions of us who live and work  with crystals, we are convinced of the strength and powers within the stones.  WE know how they can realign our chakras, put us into contact with guides and help us dive deep within ourselves.

Crystals have emerged from the earth with a purpose.  The Earth is alive, much more than we have ever imagined, these crystals are of her own substance and her own energies so how can one think the crystals are nothing more but  a “dead” rock, a compound of minerals?  What a gift from our planet’ belly,  let us accept this token of love with grace and use them as intended and return the favor with higher consciousness, love and understanding.

The Amethyst

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Amethyst crystals.

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Regal Gem

This beauty belongs to the element wind and is assigned to the 6th, 7th and etheric (8th and above the head) chakras.  Colors varies from pale to deep grape purple.  The Amethyst has been viewed  as a gem of royalty and priests dating back to the B.C.time line.  It’s meaning “not drunken” derives from the Greek language and it was obviously  believed to prevent drunkenness, along with the power to calm anger.

This stone is rightfully used for protection, purification tasks and curbing overindulgence.  The Amethyst stimulates the crown chakra, thus it is used to aid the user in meditation and to achieve a higher state of consciousness.  Because of its abilities, it facilitates the manifestation of an energetic field of Light which wards of negativity.  The Amethyst is a necessity for any Lightworker and should be kept in every home.

Since it is a stone belonging to the element wind, it stimulates the mind and intuitiveness.  This particular gem stimulates brain function and is often used for psychic work.  Due to it’s very high energy frequency it is always used as a barrier against lower energies, shielding the Lightworker while activating the connection to higher realms.