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Hawk’s Eye

Hawk’s Eye
By BJordan Gemstones, 2013

Hawk’s Eye is the name given to blue or blue-gray Tiger Eye and, like golden Tiger Eye, it is a silicified asbestiform crocidolite (crocidolite with strands of asbestos running through it, which over time have been replaced with Quartz. The fine layers of Quartz crystals within Hawk’s Eye reflect light and give the stone its characteristic silky sheen. The most important source of stone is South Africa, but it is also found in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Western Australia, Brazil and California. Hawk’s Eye is also known as Blue Tiger Eye, Falcon’s Eye, Rodusite and Silicified Crocidolite. Continue reading

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Using Gemstones

EmeraldGemstones and Crystals
By Skye Alexander

Long before people began prizing gems for their monetary value, they used them as magic charms. In early societies, only rulers, members of royal families, priests, and religious leaders wore gems. According to Nancy Schiffer, author of The Power of Jewelry, our ancestors believed gemstones were “capable of [projecting] human feelings and passions so that they could express jealousy and shock.” Today, adornment is the primary reason for wearing precious and semiprecious gems; however, a growing number of people realize that crystals and gemstones can also be used for healing, spell-working, divination, shamanic journeying, meditation, and dowsing. Continue reading

Kyanite

kyanite-larimar-pendant-sterling-silver - acKyanite Healing Properties
By Caryl Haxworth

♥ Vivid dreams ♥ Channeling ♥ Altered states ♥ Visualisation ♥ Loyalty ♥ Honesty ♥ Serenity

Kyanite:

Zodiac – Aries, Taurus, Libra
Element – Air
Typical colours – Blue, grey, black, green

Kyanite is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement.  It will not retain negative vibrations or energy, therefore never requiring clearing.  Kyanite aligns all chakras and subtle bodies instantly.  It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body.

Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility.  Continue reading

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli gemstone meaning

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone and should be used with care. Ancient African peoples made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold.

Lapis Lazuli can be found in Africa, Chile, the Soviet Union, the United States, but most significantly from the mountains of Afghanistan.

Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly lapis. Some believed that dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful.

When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind.  Wearing a Lapis Lazuli ring can help you to become a channel. Ancient Africans used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth. Continue reading

Black Tourmaline

natural-black-tourmaline - dhgateProtect Yourself from Negativity with Black Tourmaline
From Therapeutic Reiki, 2012

Black tourmaline is said to protect from all kinds of negativity, ranging from electronic radiation from TVs and computers, to negative people, psychic attacks, past lives and spells. Black tourmaline seems to bring grounding in your life, and to balance our bodily systems for health.

What is Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is the name given to the group of related minerals that all have essentially the same crystal structure, but that vary significantly in chemical composition and in some of their physical properties. In physical terms, tourmaline is a borosilicate mineral of complex and variable composition. Tourmaline can be found in many countries such as the US, Brazil, Burma and Zimbabwe. Another name for tourmaline is ‘schorl’.

Unique Properties of Tourmaline Continue reading

Gemstones, Families, and Chakras

GemSpecific Gemstones & Gemstone Families

Malachite – All Chakras, especially Solar Plexus

Malachite is found in various shades of green and is mined in the US, Russia, Australia, and Africa. It is one of the oldest known stones, and has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties. Malachite can assist in grounding higher energies into the more mundane planes of existence. Individuals sometimes experience it helping in the self-purification process; as it can act like a mirror in revealing the truth about the self.

The deep green color of Malachite is associated with the physical plane. Due to its energetic trait of absorbing energy, it is a good stone to utilize on any diseased or painful area of the body. It seems to aid in tissue regeneration and draws out any adverse energies. Thus, it is important to cleanse this stone often.

Copper – The Five lower Chakras

The five lower Chakras are aligned with this stone, and in addition – Copper opens the heart center. Continue reading

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