Crystal of the Week: Lepidolite

Hi guys its been awhile but I’m going to write more frequently on my blog for the rest of the summer and probably take a hiatus in the fall as I finish my degree.

Anyway, the crystal of the week is Lepidolite! This purple crystal has quickly became a favorite of mine. I have two one that is really small about the size of a dime and a larger one about the size of a apricot. I use this mineral in meditation placing it on my third eye and have felt clearer about things that are going on in my life. I also sleep with both under my pillow at night and have had very vivid dreams with intense feeling and have even remembered more of these dreams in detail when I wake up. I have only been practicing/meditating with this mineral for about a week but already feel as if it is a positive influence in my daily practices.

“Lepidolite is calming, soothing energy that has a quieting effect on the mind and the emotions. It is excellent for sleeplessness and sleep disorders. Gently opens the third eye chakra when its being blocked by fear and resistance. Helps to relieve coughs, pain, and anxiety.”

I have been using this stone mainly in meditation to open up my third eye more so that I can listen more to intuition instead of the mind and it has been helping me immensely in doing so. I am someone who suffers a lot from anxiety especially about the future and if I’m “going the right way” in life. I also see its affects on me already in terms of relieving fear! I can be gripped by fear at times deciding to do nothing (in terms of my artwork/creativity) instead of pushing through the fear and continuing. I have seen that instead of being gripped by fear I now do push through it and paint even when I am plagued by fear.

Lepidolite is a stress relief stone. It contains lithium. It has a positive vibration that stimulates positive coincidences or synchronicity (which is a sure sign that you are vibrating higher!) It facilitates emotional healing and connects you to your divine presence or higher self that lives in all of us. The stone is found naturally in many places like the Czech Republic, Greenland, the USA, Brazil, and Madagascar to name a few. The color of Lepidolite can range anywhere from pink to violet to lilac to deep purple. Lepidolite is associated with the higher chakras. The heart, third eye and the crown chakra and aids in getting one in contact with their guides the spirits as well as getting into contact with ones own higher being and divine self. With this stone joy, peace, serenity, and love will flow from your being if you use this stone frequently in meditation.

This crystal is also perfect in working with dream work. It also will help aid in clairvoyance. Clairvoyance is the ability to see spirits, energy, and through the veils of time and space. Wearing or meditating with Lepidolite in your receptive hand (the hand you personally do not write with) to activate and strengthen this ability. Placing Lepidolite directly over your third eye for 60 minutes twice a week will also aid in this ability. Lepidolite will also produce more vivid dreams, lucid dreams or states sleep with Lepidolite under your pillow.

Lepidolite is a calming relaxing stone that will aid in relaxing your physical body and your mind. It is also a high vibrational crystal that will help you to see and feel and bring out your higher self to the forefront that is dormant inside of you. Lepidolite is a stone for everyone even for children and aids in help of loss, depression, and anxiety. Even though Lepidolite is a high vibrational stone its common purple hue makes for a delicate vibrational energy that wont disturb ones physical body or mental in a jarring way.

Have any of you used Lepidolite? Do you want to use it now after reading this blog post? Let me know!

 

Crystal of the Week: Amethyst

Amethyst is the first crystal I’ve ever been in awe of – it gives off this magical mysterious “too cool” feeling. Purple has always been a color for riches and power and especially regal power – kings and queens and royalty. It was my favorite color when I was like 6. Anyway, Amethyst is a psychic stone. It is meditative, calming, cool color to a tee. It works to calm and bring peace to the emotional, physical, and spiritual planes. It brings one balance and helps one to be more patient. Amethyst being a psychic stone can enhance intuition and promote psychic awareness which helps with spiritual development. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work.

Emotionally it brings emotional stability and inner peace. It promotes peace and contentment. Amethyst is also considered to be a sobriety stone. It has been used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, and smoking.

Amethyst is associated with the crown  and third eye chakra but can also aid in opening the heart chakra it is associated with both water and air elements.

When I use amethyst I always feel a lot calmer. It helps me deal with my anxiety and my stress. I have a large amethyst crystal point that  I have that just sits on the dresser in my room and knowing that its there and working its energetic magic in and through me really helps. Because amethyst is such a strong stone it doesn’t have to be worn or touched to feel its affects and healing properties.

Amethyst is one of my favorite crystals and writing this is making me want to get a smaller one to sleep with under my pillow or to get an amethyst necklace to wear. Being anxiety prone having such close contact with the calming nature of the amethyst would help anyone dealing with anxiety or mood disorders.

Amethyst also helps in facilitating inner strength and emotional stability. Amethyst is a variety of quartz and has quartz properties i.e. energizing other crystals and balancing and harmonizing one’s environment.

Overall, Amethyst and many other forms of quartz (rose, citrine, smokey, clear) are essential to any crystal collection and can help with many physical, mental, and emotional healing.

Anyone interested in crystals especially beginners should start by looking into the quartz family and finding which one’s speak to you. Quartz crystals are the most known and are usually more available than rarer crystals.

What’s your favorite quartz crystal and how does it help you with your wellness?

 

Crystal of the Week: Moonstone

I began using my moonstone to help me sleep about a week ago. I started to using it because I kept having reoccurring dreams of me getting raped or having to fight for my life and though I know these dreams are important and need to be taken in and interpreted, I desperately wanted to stop waking up with anxiety or feeling weird.

Moonstone is a stone that is gentle, forgiving, intuitive, divine feminine energy. It helps you to become more receptive to divine guidance and creative inspiration. It softens aggressive behavior and it protects you while in dream states or on vision quests. The moonstone’s energy is the first crystal I’ve worked with in awhile that I felt matched my own energy (besides rose quartz which will always be my go to crystal) and helped me to bring out those parts of me that are hidden sometimes by the harshness that can come with reality.

My moonstone is a smaller polished stone and I would like to invest in a medium to larger sized raw form as well – but my moonstone that I have now even though it is small and not in its raw form works amazingly well. Since I began to use it for dream-work I did notice immediately that my dreams became less about fighting for my life and more about paying attention to my surroundings and feeling out my dream like situations so that the fighting part never came (intuition!!) this helped me tremendously because  I was having these crazy dreams for weeks and needed a breakthrough or some relief.

Anyway, lets get into all the emotional, mental, and physical healing this stone can bring. I think some people think that crystal work takes a lot of time (and it can it is a healing process) however you don’t have to always find quiet time or meditation time to connect and feel with your crystal moonstone (and so are a few other crystals) is gentle enough and powerful enough that you can just hold the crystal in your hand while walking, watching TV, or even while at work. Moonstone can also help you find divine love in a partner, it can help you tap into inspiration. It helps with hormonal balance. It brings hope as well as enhancing sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities.

Moonstone is a stone of protection. It calms a releases emotional stress and is associated with love of all kind. Moonstone will also give you a sense of peace and relaxation. The moonstone is perfect for getting in tune with your higher self and is associated primarily with the crown chakra. It helps with creativity, fertility and psychic development.

I would recommend this stone for beginners and also for those looking for specific help or peace with dream work.

Angelite/ Blue Anhydrate

I have been using my angelite all week and even sleeping with it in my hand some nights. And have found that when I do I have very vivid sometimes even really scary emotionally charged dreams. I know the stone is associated with the higher chakras and that it helps me to channel and speak to my guides and of course angels.  I have very vivid dreams anyway so I’m not sure if its a reaction from the stone or just my dreams. Other than the dreams when touching or holding Angelite I have noticed that my anxiety is lessoned which helps a lot because as an air sign my mind (thinking) can get ahold of me sometimes and I end up thinking really crazy things but I believe them even when it isn’t always true.

Angelite also relaxes me and calms my mood I feel calmer instantly when I am in contact with the stone. I even fell asleep today and napped with it on my chest underneath my shirt  and the stone really helped me to relax into a deep sleep and I didn’t have any scary dreams that I can remember. (To be honest everything I’m reading about Angelite suggests that it a very peaceful and calming stone so either the bad dreams are just my own manifestations or it is that I didn’t cleanse the stone of past energies enough before using).

Anyway, enough about dreams. Angelite or Blue Anhydrate is very helpful in contacting / communicating with angels and your own spirit guides. It is a healing stone and is beneficial in helping healing one of past issues. Angelite also relives tension, anger, stress and helps aid in emotionally difficult situations. It is associated with the throat chakra which is the chakra most readily known in dealing with communication.

I have read on various other crystal sites that Angelite should help facilitate lucid dreaming and help you to connect to the spirit world through dreams as well as the remembrance of these dreams once you have awaken. It can also help with psychic abilities such as telepathy and clairvoyance. Angelite is a stone that can help one achieve inner peace it is a serene stone. It dispels fear and anger while encouraging forgiveness. The stone is used to connect to the higher realms and to angels and spirit guides but it is also used to help aid one in connecting to their own higher self. It is also associated with the third eye chakra and the crown as these two chakras are the higher frequency chakras that we all have.

Angelite is also known to heal physical aliments such as headaches, infectious diseases, throat inflammation, thyroid issues, respiratory issues, and heart aliments.

What first attracted me to the Angelite stone was its pale blue opaque color, blue has always been my favorite color especially light sky blues or ocean blues like the Angelite’s color. Serene calm stones speak to my soul instead of my high vibrating stones cause at my core I am a very calm relaxed person. Though I did have a few issues with the Angelite stone I am ready and anxious to begin working with it again and meditating with it. And it is a crystal I think everyone should have in their collection. I will do an update post after I work with again I am currently working with a moonstone and will do a post on that in the next week.

Crystal of the week: Chrysocolla 

I bought a Chrysocolla earlier this year and I must say its quickly became a favorite for me. It’s the crystal of divine feminine energy so it really has been helping me tap into old wounds from lovers and wounds from not loving myself enough. It is healing. It is refreshing. I usually sleep with it in my hand and wake up feeling very calm because it is also a stone used for anxiety (which I at times have a lot of).

Chrysocolla is a blue-green stone. It is a very calming mineral and helps aid in calming the emotions and bringing in clarity. It helps one manifest creativity, inner balance, and self awareness. Its primarily associated with the heart chakra and balances the heart while also helping one to live their truth from their heart center (this is especially good for women) but it is also associated with the throat chakra, and third eye chakra. It is a stone of wisdom (especially female wisdom) and it helps in helping one to go with their gut and to listen to their self when conflicted or confused and not be steam rolled by others.

Its calming and nurturing energy is readily felt. It also enhances psychic abilities and intuition. Alleviates feelings of anxiety and dread, replenishes the adrenal system and helps one to feel and experience more compassion. I have noticed since working with this mineral I do feel calmer, softer and more understanding of others. It is really helping me to just be and not worry or stress out so much which I love cause I’ve noticed since becoming a mom I have also became a worrier and I worry about everything which leads to stress and when stressed no ones at their best. I would say this is definitely a crystal that everyone should have in their collection if it calls to them.

Crystal of the Week: Celestine

Celestite is the crystal of angels. It is all about your higher self and communicating with the spirits – the ancestors – and the spirit world. It is used to make connections to the angel realm and even to angels themselves. “Tradition has it that celestite has been given consciousness raising and guidance powers from the angels. Using with sincere prayer or meditation one can channel angelic wisdom and communications”.

Celestine is an excellent tool for astral travel and meditation. It helps one to block out the noise of the world and focus on the inner higher voice of intuition. It also purifies the aura of humans as well as other beings. This aids in healing relationships as well as enhancing them. From its synergistic energies of the crown and throat chakras, Celestine brings balance to thought processes and communication.

In crystal healing work, it is used for healing eye problems, mental disorders, stress and anxiety related disorders, ear problems, proper cellular order, eliminating toxins, thyroid, digestive problems and headaches.

Celestine is associated primarily with the crown and throat chakras. It is also said to perfect all the chakras, balancing and energizing to the highest level.

Celestine’s energy is gentle and soft but it also calls out to one. It is mesmerizing energy almost feminine in nature. Cool.  Calm. Collected.

Celestine is a high vibrational crystal that improves ones access to divine wisdom. Personally, when working with Celestine I always feel very calm my mental feels at ease. I feel lighter – and I feel more Intune with myself. In away there’s this divine feeling that I begin to feel when around this crystal.

When cleansing this crystal do not use water in anyway Celestine can be damaged by water.

Cactus Quartz

Cactus Quartz is a crystal I was introduced to a year ago when I went to crystal blues for the first time. They were in an enclosed case and besides being super sparkly and pretty the energy of the crystal just seemed to call me. It is apart of the Quartz family and is often called the spirit Quartz or fairy Quartz.  

When I first got this crystal I relied on it heavily. I would sleep with it under my pillow. I would carry it with my everywhere in my bag or this little knit pouch I used as a wallet.  

Anyway, let’s look at the properties. Cactus Quartz shields the aura it removes psychic debris. Protects against psychic attack and entity attachments. It revitalizes prana and dissolves blocked energy. It also improves your ability to see and communicate with faeries and those of the spirit world. It also specifically helps negate fear (which is what I was using it for) it will keep fearful thoughts away and help you to not respond fearfully when being courageous. 

Discovered in South Africa these crystals are often characterized by tiny Druze crystals covering or surrounding a larger point. It fosters unity,peace, and the ability to work together. It stimulates the physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional bodies. It heightens the experience of astral travel, shamanic journeying, dream work, re birthing, and mediation. It is beneficial to groups, communities and families. It opens and cleanses all chakras but is associated with the crown chakra. It is a protective stone and dispels negative energy as well as protects the carrier from physical harm. It brings a sense of calm and peace. 

I still use my spirit quartz’s when I am feeling fearful or overwhelmed. They are a great addition to any collection. However, they are semi rare. So if you find one that aligns with you get it!   Here are the two that I posses in my collection. They do look very different and I feel a stronger energy from the first one. Which is also the first cactus Quartz I ever came in contact with. 

Citrine 

Citrine is a stone I was introduced to about 2 years ago by my daughters father. It was a stone I instantly gravitated towards I was pregnant and would sleep with it in my hand because it gave me a sense of everything is going to be okay. This yellowish golden sometimes with white or clear coloring is a stone associated with the solar plexus chakra which is all about self esteem, self worth, good relationships with yourself and others. It is a crystal that naturally repeals negative energy and cannot asorb it. Citrine is a bright stone not only in color but also in energy. It lights up or brings positivity to many parts of ones life who uses it. It is also often thought of as a success stone. Bringing success and prosperity to those who carry it. It is about personal power and energy but also about generosity and sharing the abundance of success or prosperity with those around you. 

It clears unwanted energy. It brings hope. It is good for protection. 

I talked about clearing energy from your stones or crystals in the selenite post which is usually done by washing your crystals in salt water or leaving your crystals in sun or moonlight for 24 hours. However, citrine doesn’t need this because it doesn’t asorb or is effected by negative energies. It can clear negative energy from the aura and I’d useful for mediation, and spiritual development. 

It enhances mental clarity and confidence. It is used to dissipate fear of being alone and unworthy of love. It brings happiness, increased creativity, and honesty. It can relieve depression, self doubt, anger, and mood swings.  

It can be used to heal traumas and heighten sensuality and sexuality so it can also help with any sexual issue one might be facing. 

Citrine is in the quartz family. And is defiently a crystal that should be in any beginners and advanced collectors of crystal collections. 

Personally, I had stopped focusing and using my citrine so much it is a stone that is easily forgotten about (to me) but doing this write up on its properties and healing properties has brought my citrine back out and functioning with me in my every day to day.