Duality and Unity: Planets in Gemini
by Alan Oken
As our inner eye awakens, it sees with ever-increasing clarity the relationship between the visible and the invisible, and knows that these two are drawing ever closer together. —A.O.
Occult glyphs and symbols are multileveled as to what they represent, and the glyph for the Twins is especially rich in allegory and meaning. The most obvious interpretation for the symbol of Gemini is “duality.” On the physical plane, (II) depicts the parts of the body ruled by this sign: the hands, the arms, the lungs and the entire bilateral nature of our physique. The highly developed athlete has this physical duality perfectly coordinated and under the control of the integrated mind, Mercury. Continue reading
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
The Throat Chakra is located in the center of the throat near the adam’s apple. This Chakra is linked to our creativity and ability to communicate.
Mercury as the ruler of Virgo influences the need to gather information and communicate based on the data, so you will notice that a sense of power and wellness arrives whenever your throat is in tip-top shape. Virgo does not have to engage in public speaking, she is ready to precisely deliver the facts.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd)
The symbol of Virgo the Maiden was chosen by astrologers to represent people born under this sign because there is a cool, clear quality to the way that a typical Virgo person thinks. Continue reading
Water Myths, Mysteries and Symbolism
Water is an intrinsic part of most spiritual beliefs. Its uses and symbolism in religion are many and varied; its spiritual and healing properties are seen in rites and rituals; and its representations are as numerous as they are diverse. These different religious and cultural aspects of water reflect the vast array of civilizations that have made water the central element in their practices. (Courtesy of UNESCO Water and World Views) Continue reading
By Crystal Cure
Lapis Lazuli gemstone meaning
Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem, and as such, has a storied history. Egyptian cultures 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. 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 Continue reading
Yoga tradition teaches that we have two bodies. We have a physical and tangible body, and an energetic and subtle body. Along the midline of the subtle body – within the spine – lie seven subtle energy centres, the chakras. There are seven main chakras. After the fourth chakra, the heart chakra, it is time to take a look at the description of the fifth chakra, the throat chakra.
5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Vishuddha or throat chakra is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with sixteen light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression.
This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security. Continue reading