Let’s Talk Witch – Using Stones in Magickal Work

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Crystals and stones are gifts from nature and can be used to enhance your rituals and magic. They can become sacred, magical tools in their own right. When consecrating a circle, creating your sacred space or making a shrine, you may like to search out stones which can represent the elements, so here are a few suggestions:


When looking for stones to represent air, you need to think of crystal-clear stones or yellowish tinged ones. A quartz crystal point can often be picked up quite cheaply and, of course, it does not matter if it is flawed because, with a little imagination, these flaws can often look like clouds. Quartz pebbles are often found on the seashore weathered by the water.


Stones to represent fire should be red or orange or sometimes black. Any stone which has the feeling of passion or fiery emotion will do very well – carnelian or red jasper work particularly well. Volcanic rocks, or other very hard ones, often signify fire since they are the outcome of fire from the earth.


Blue or blue-green stones are good if you wish to represent water and if you are near the sea you might find a piece of salt or sandblasted glass which is ideal. Although glass is man-made, nature has done its work. White or greyish pebble stones actually found in water are also very useful whilst a piece of stone with seaweed attached is also good. Some agates are very pretty and can echo some wave patterns.


The colours for earth are green and brown, and many of the stones associated with earth are green as well. All stones are the product of earth so almost any stone will do, particularly if you have got to know it as we suggested above. Use it wisely and it will always repay you. Remember that you do not need polished stones for this – the more natural they are the better.


Most clear crystals can be used to represent the fifth element of Aether, or spirit, as can the purple hued ones. Amethyst is particularly good as it is both a transmitter and a receiver of psychic and spiritual energy. Mostly, those stones which are capable of representing spirit will ‘speak’ to you and if you choose more than one you will have to use your intuition so that you choose the right one for your purpose.



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Crystal of the Day – Malachite

Crystal of the Day – Malachite


Steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Clean very frequently — daily if possible! . Often variegated and is one of the basic ores of Copper. Should be used with extreme care because it can amplify negative qualities. Caution must always be used when wearing it as jewelry. However, Malachite also magnifies the positive, and so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing. It should not be used in healing without careful consideration of who is doing the healing. It is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration. It is said to awaken healing qualities and useful in fighting mental illnesses. Said to stimulate the optic nerve, help the pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, and help dyslexia. People living near nuclear power plants should keep pieces of Malachite in their homes, since Malachite may expel plutonium. A warning: Malachite in raw form has dust particles that are highly toxic and their ingestion should be avoided.

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Gemstone of the Day – Herkimer Diamond

Gemstone of the Day – Herkimer Diamond

Found only in Herkimer, New York. A special clear quartz. Cleanse often. Shifts brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel, psychic readings, meditation. May take one too “high”/spacey to wear. The “Dream stone” – in meditation or pillow, it wonderfully enhances visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; use as bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakras. These clear crystals closely resemble Diamonds but are really Quartz. Help to increase the energy and healing qualities of other stones. Very useful in helping to lessen the pressures of day-to-day life and the stress and tension-related diseases that can result. They help you recognize the signs of stress before it can do physical damage. Helps you choose a direction to follow that will offer the path of least resistance. They contain a store of ecological memory that can be utilized by a person who can tune into the energy. Can also guide you in remembering your own past-life experiences.

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Crystal of the Day – Amber

Crystal of the Day -  Amber


Clear yellow or orange ancient petrified resin (possibly pine tree). Electromagnetic. Past Life Work, Weight Gain. Opens solar plexus chakra for mental clarity, moods balance, confidence. Stomach anxiety, spine, Central Nervous System, brain, memory loss, cell regeneration. Aligns mental and emotional bodies via orange and yellow. Excellent detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and others’ energies. Sacred use (incense/worn) by Asian and American Indians, and worldwide. Useful on the brain, lungs, thyroid, spleen, endocrine system, inner ear, and neurological tissue. Draws disease out of afflicted areas and neutralizes negative energy. It is a grounding healer. Can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up depression and bringing about a positive mental state. Also useful as a memory aid. Amber should be cleansed after being used for healing to dispense the negative energy it has absorbed.

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Gemstone of the Day – Blue Lace Agate

Gemstone of the Day – Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is one of the rarest of all the agate gemstones. It was discovered by a man named George Swanson on his farm in the south western part of Africa. To this day, the original seam found on his farm still produces the best blue lace agates in the world.

One Blue Lace Agate meaning brings out your more personable side allowing you to let problems and irritations slide off your back rather than internalizing and dwelling on them. In todays hectic world this can be like a gift from the creator. Everyone is so busy and so pushed to hurry, hurry, hurry we often end up hurting peoples feelings without meaning to. The properties of blue lace agate work almost like a protective shield around you, helping you to simply allow those negative remarks to flow over and away from you rather than you accepting them as a part of yourself. Helps to connect with your highest power and to emit positive feelings of hope, joy and positive thinking. Makes a great stone to be used as a wishing stone

Agate healing properties for this particular variety are very calming and uplifting. Blue lace agate is great to use in any situation where tensions may reside. Keep one in your home or at your office to help keep everyone at peace. It is a gentle stone that brings a calming tranquil feeling to anyone that is around it. It is a great stone to help you reach higher spiritual energies, communicate with angels and spirit guides and helps to open the throat chakra, the communication center of our being.

Use a blue lace agate for any instances that involve any type of communicating with others. This makes it the perfect stone for those involved in any type of public speaking, teaching, any type of written communication including books, letters, commercials and advertising.

If you know of someone who is writing a book or studying any subject where they must write a thesis in order to graduate, the agate healing properties make a blue lace agate the perfect gift. Try to find something rather large that can sit on the desk they work from, or give them a pendant with a blue lace agate stone in it, with a chain set to allow the stone to hang just at the bottom of their throat to get the best effect.

These same properties of blue agate hold true for those who do any sort of public speaking. Having a blue lace agate hanging at throat level not only helps the voice to be clear and strong, giving the best impression possible but also helps the speaker to find the right words to be able to get their point across eloquently.

Blue lace agates are used as a healing stone to help people that stutter, have arthritis, severe headaches, throat problems, nervous problems that affect their speech and all types of skin and bone problems. If you find yourself in a stressed out condition for any reason, try meditating with one or more blue lace agates. They can help you let go of the stresses so you can be at a peaceful and calm state.

One of the properties of blue agate that make it a great gift for anyone who uses their intuitiveness in their work (think police officers, teachers, etc.) or even for those seeking to open their psychic abilities to help others; is its ability to help increase pyschic abilities. It clears the mind and eases the connection between yourself and the spirit world giving you better access to knowledge and information when it is needed the most.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are not being honest with yourself, which almost always leads to even bigger problems, try meditating with a blue lace agate. Many people find accepting the fact that we often lie to ourselves to be almost impossible. Yet most everyone does it. Accepting allows you to deal with it and it ceases to be a problem. Internalizing it and refusing to accept it, forces us to keep dealing with the problems over and over again. Blue lace agate will allow you to connect your inner self with the higher beings that can guide you to where you need to be.

Blue lace agates are great stones to decorate in an office where meetings are held on a regular basis. They help to keep all communications on a smooth and even basis, which makes everything run a little easier. A collection of large pieces of blue lace agate arranged in a display and placed in the center of the meeting room table can actually reduce costs within a business allowing everyone to keep petty arguments out of meetings and stay on topic better. Of course if larger pieces are not available, try a small fountain and place multiple tumbled stones in strategic places inside and around the fountain to have the same affect.

Main Chakra: Throat

Planet: Venus

Vibrates to the number: 5

Element: Water & Air

Astrological Sign: Pisces

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Crystal of the Day – Serpentine Stone

Crystal of the Day – Serpentine Stone

Serpentine stone has been mined successfully in Afghanistan, China, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. It is actually not a mineral but a group of minerals which combine into what we call Serpentine stone.

Rarely will Serpentine stone be found in fine jewelry. For metaphysical uses, it is used mainly in the form of pendant beads or tumbled stones rather than actual beads, however with some effort, serpentine beads can occasionally be found.

When the stone has a higher calcite content, it is often used in decorative carvings as it has a look very similar to marble. When th stone has a higher bound water content, is it often used as filler between the various layers of steel used to shield nuclear ractors.

Serpentine stone is often called New Jade because many forms of it resemble Jade once it has been polished. It comes in many colors varying all the way from almost pure white, through various shades of yellows, greens and reds and into the shades of brown.

In it’s raw form, many of the darker shades of serpentine stone appear similar to the skin of a snake or serpent, which gave rise to the name, serpentine.

Serpentine gemstone is an excellent stone to use when peace is needed in any situation. Keep one in your home to help calm arguments and place one near the cash register to keep your customers extra happy.

To help you take your meditation to new heights, keep a serpentine stone nearby. It will help calm your inner conflicts and bring greater peace into your life.

In times past, serpentine stone has been used as an amulet against all sorts of poisonous bites from insects, snakes and scorpions. Of course when dealing with any insect or animal which may be poisonous, always use common sense and never tempt fate simly because you have an amulet against it.

When kidney or stomach problems seem to keep hanging on, gemstone healers often recommend taping a serpentine stone at your navel level. Sleep with it in place to help pull out infections and the negative energies that are causing the problems.

An excellent stone to help with a wide range of womens problems. It has been used to regulate the supply of breast milk in nursing mothers, ease menstrual pain and adominal cramping during menstration and has been placed in the bed or under the pillow to help women achieve orgasm when tension and nervousness is preventing it from happening.

Magickal Uses of Serpentine






realization of potential


Main Chakra: Heart

Planet: Saturn

Vibrates to the number: 8

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

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Crystal Body Meditation

Crystal Body Meditation

This is an excellent meditation for rejuvenation, relaxation and
especially healing work.

Start by lying down in a comfortable position.
As you close your eyes, visualize your body exactly as it is right now, only it is made out of crystal. Begin breathing in a slow, all-connected
manner, one which is easy and relaxing. Feel yourself calming down.
There is no need to hurry or rush. Listen to the sound of your breath
moving through you like a wind of inner cleansing. Hear your heart
beating steadily, like a far off drum. This is all that exists right
now. You as body; you as mind; you as spirit.

Once your mind is soothed, begin to observe the crystal of your body in
your mind’s eye. Notice especially any spots which seem to have a
strange texture or colour. These indicate tensions, injury, imbalance or
sickness of some kind. Now, from above you picture a healing light
flowing down over you like a silver river. Begin to breathe in the light
as if it were air itself. See it filling each muscle, bone, and cell,
until it is exhaled as a muddy brown colour, returning it to the Mother.
This is an indication that the light-energy is collecting your tensions
and cleaning them out, and allowing for the body’s natural healing
process to work.

Continue this process until the colour and quality of the light which you
exhale is the same as that inhaled, until your entire being has become
the clearest crystal from which light can shine. Don’t worry if you fall
asleep during this, as it is a natural side effect of the meditation. If
you are still awake at the end, move from your pelvis to get up, taking
care not to change your centre of gravity so that you can bring this
fresh wholeness of being with you into the conscious state. Take notes
on your experience. This meditation can be repeated whenever you like.

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Crystal Reflexology

Crystal Reflexology

First select a quartz crystal which has a very good polished/smooth single-terminated point. Then ask your patient/friend to remove either their socks or their tights. Crystal reflexology treatments may either be done with the patient lying on a massage couch or sitting in a comfortable chair. When using the latter method you yourself need to sit on a stool so that you can place your patient’s feet upon your lap. Reflexology, as you probably already know, is basically a foot massage. Or , at least, that is the way that it is normally described!

The principles of reflexology, of course, is that the feet consist of numerous


reflex points; all of which relate to specific parts of the physical body. An ordinary qualified reflexologies will use his/her hands to press into every one of these reflex points and when a health problem is diagnosed the patient will often feel a sharp pain and the therapist will detect a small pea-like lump just under the surface of the skin. In crystal reflexology, however, we do not need to be quite as precise.

First, naturally, we must programme our healing quartz crystal to re- balance any imbalances which might be discovered in the patient’s body as the treatment proceeds. Using the single-terminated end of the quartz crystal the crystal healer very gently – and without pressing too deep into the skin – starts to rotate the crystal in a clockwise direction just lightly pushing into the skin. Starting with the soles of the left foot, the crystal is moved slowly around to the sides, lightly touching the skin all the time, and then on to the upper part of the foot. All movements should be both slow and deliberate.

Make sure that you cover all the surface of the foot. Then on to the right foot…… Whenever the crystal healer obtains a reaction from the patient he or she will spend a few moments directing crystalline healing energy into the appropriate reflex point. As the crystal reflexology treatment ends the therapist takes the quartz crystal and lightly runs it over the entire surface of the foot; on the soles and on the upper part of both feet. As a rough time-guide I would suggest that you spend around thirty minutes per foot but naturally this is completely flexible depending upon what you find and upon the needs of your patient!



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