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WOTC Extra – A Brief Guide to Using Crystals & Stones

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A Brief Guide to Using Crystals & Stones

Here you’ll find a convenient list of commonly used stones with their traditional magical uses and a little folklore.

AMETHYST (Quartz) The name comes from the Greek A-methystos, meaning ‘not tipsy’. This powerful stone is connected with the third-eye chakra, and as such it is used on anything that relates to spiritual awareness, from aiding with meditation and tranquility, to attuning the bearer with the higher self and strengthening intuition and psychic power. It is also used to aid with prophetic dreams and divination. Other myths involving amethyst say it is a stone used to rid oneself of poisons. It carries a negative ion, which attacks poisonous positive ions, making the air around it more “breathable”. It also aids in overcoming addiction, and it’s been used since ancient times to guard oneself against drunkenness.

AVENTURINE GREEN (Quartz) This stone is considered to be a gambler’s talisman as and is considered a “lucky” stone by many. Traditionally used to aid development of intuition, creativity, physical, emotional & intellectual flexibility. It’s also thought to help promote growth, optimism, determination, prosperity, abundance, relaxation, recovery, enthusiasm and tolerance. Aventurine was revered by the ancient Tibetans. They used it to represent the “eyes” in sacred statues, thus symbolizing increased divinatory powers.

BLUE LACE AGATE: A beautiful graceful stone with blues and whites, lifting you up to unbelievable highs and giving you a feeling of wide open spaces and blue skies. It helps you reach a state of higher awareness and interact with spirits from the invisible worlds around us. A stone of awareness that facilitates reaching high spiritual places. Traditionally used to promote peace, patience inspiration, creativity and tranquility.

CARNELIAN: Stone of protection. Returns negativity to sender and helps protect against fear. Aids sociability, promotes confidence and positive thought. Is good for stabilizes all energies, spiritual, mental and physical.

Metaphysical Properties- Carnelian is one of those stones that should be in every healing kit. It is wonderful for working with the second chakra; creativity, reproduction and stability. Carnelian encourages curiosity and enthusiasm and is warm and energizing. Some like to use Carnelian to relieve their fear of death, while bringing an acceptance of the cycle of life. A good motivator in business, aids positive life choices, and dispels apathy.

CELESTITE: Also known as Celestine, it is thought to contain angelic or celestial properties. It offers a gentle but strong uplifting energy that will raise one’s awareness and is considered to be an essential stone for connecting with spiritual realms or astral travel as well as aiding in dream recall. It is effective in strengthening psychic abilities, mental capacity for inspiration, creativity and discipline. Used to open the third eye to higher dimensions.

Note: Celestite is a soft stone that is easily scratched and its color fades if exposed to sunlight.

CITRINE: Stone of radiance. Instills an inner glow of love, confidence and happiness. Promotes mental and emotional clarity, lifting the spirit and soul creating alignment within you. Citrine is helpful for directing creative energy into the physical body. Some find it helpful in building self-esteem. This crystal is an invaluable aid to the digestion of all emotions.

Metaphysical Properties- Citrine has been called “the merchant stone.” Assists in acquiring wealth and to maintain the state of wealth.
FLUORITE – Rainbow: Stabilizes and dispels chaotic stress in one’s life. It can be used to increases perception and assist seeing the positive and negative of relationships. Clears air of psychic clutter.
GARNET: Stone of grounding and inner strength. Calms anger, assures love and faithfulness. Enhances internal fire, energy and vitality, imagination, self-esteem and will power. Garnet can be used to remove negative energy from your chakras. It will assist one to balance the flow of energy around the body. You can also use this to help one to love themselves and others.

HEMATITE: This is a wonderful stone for preventing worry because it helps you to become more grounded (at ease). Hematite is also used for protection of oneself and their home. Some like to carry a small tumbled Hematite stone with them when they feel the need for protection from negative energy.

HOWLITE: A white gemstone with grey veins for good luck. Also calms, comforts and aids sleep. This stone inspires and helps achieve artistic projects & goals. Also stimulates imagination to draw new ventures and ideas into your life. Relieves stress, anger & pain,
aids artistic endeavors/ projects and helps contact your spirit guide.

MALACHITE: Absorbs energy, draws emotions to the surface, clears and activates the Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, known as the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning. Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative. Said to be one of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings.

MOONSTONE: Partially translucent with a milky sheen reminiscent of moonlight. Color shades include variations of earth tones: creams, peach, sand and pearly gray colors.

Moonstone is widely used for focusing on Lunar or feminine energies. Traditionally connected with promoting feminine health as well which makes it an important component of any medicine bag. A great stone for nurturing intuition and insight. Moonstone helps us to connect with all the different cycles we experience in life. Both men & women find Moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress and aggression, bringing balance to the emotional body. Moonstone can also be used for good luck and safe traveling.

Working with the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, Moonstone connects us to divine inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Working with Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding easier decision making. Moonstone also enhances one’s emotional vision, bringing greater creative ability, and freedom of expression. These properties are also enhanced by Moonstone’s ability to open one up to increased synchronicities, that we often cannot see due to our being wrapped up in our daily routines. Moonstone can also offer increased patience and allowing, so those newly found synchronicities can flow into our lives unimpeded.

MOSS AGATE: A beautiful stone with mottled, moss-like inclusion. It can aid in communication with nature spirits, natural energies and Gaia. Also used to help get into touch with earth and enhance plant growth.

PERIDOT was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. In old Folk Lore Peridot was thought to have a healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.

PYRITE: Another highly protective stone, blocking or shielding you from negative energies of people, places and things. Some like to use Pyrite to stimulate the mind, recalling information when you need it the most. Good for those of us who can be forgetful.
Many people say Pyrite is good protection against illness. This high energy stone is good for a caregiver or healer during their work.

QUARTZ (CRYSTAL): Known for its healing abilities. It helps one to clear their mind and focus on what is needed. It helps to connect you to the physical plane with the universal plane energies. It is also considered a conductor of energy.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE: A stone overflowing with feminine wisdom and Goddess energy. It has a reflective calming energy, which helps to strengthen intuition, psychic perception and brings balance and harmony to all. The Rainbow effect invokes a spectrum of light, and helps bring a feeling of cleansing and uplifting energy. It has been said to have the power to help aid in granting wishes.

ROSE QUARTZ: One of the most popular metaphysical stones. Known as “The stone of unconditional love.” Rose Quartz opens the heart to all forms of love and acceptance. Raises self-esteem and teaches one how to both give love to others and receive love to oneself. Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace.
Known for its romantic properties. Rose Quartz can be used to attract love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Helps bring passionate love back into being. Rose Quartz emits a calm, peaceful loving energy. May also help release unexpressed feelings about others.

The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can be used to balance the Heart Chakra and allows release of pent-up emotions and grief to help heal “emotional” wounds and soul trauma. It is often used to help heal a broken heart and aids in the power of forgiveness. Use Rose Quartz to bring calm and harmony during times of increased stress or crisis.
In old folk lore, Rose Quartz was used to encourage a beautiful complexion and thought to prevent wrinkles and help reduce weight.

SMOKEY QUARTZ: This stone works slowly and gently, while emitting high levels of energy. It is considered one of the more powerful metaphysical stones and is ideal for grounding, stabilizing and healing. Used to stimulate and purify the Root Chakra, and expanding consciousness into the physical body. Smokey Quartz is an essential part of any crystal collection, and is a must for the medicine bag.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN: Traditionally, snowflake obsidian is a stone of peace and tranquility. It helps to gently bring hidden imbalances to the surface, and may quietly reveal unhealthy patterns in your behavior that you might want to adjust. It can help you find balance in life, especially during times of change. Some use for spiritual protection, purifying, dissolves fear, shock, trauma, pain, tension and energy blocks.

A beautiful stone of light & dark Blues, often with White patches or veins.

Physical and Metaphysical Properties: Sodalite is believed to have grounding properties and may be good for those who over- react emotionally. Sodalite strengthens the power of mind over body. Calms and clears your thoughts and feelings, teaching awareness and promoting more rational and wise thinking. Helpful to someone in need of enhancing their intuitive abilities.

SODALITE: Said to promote companionship and can help form unity and fellowship within a group. Can also be used in group settings where cooperation is needed. Helps one speak openly and gain more confidence.
Enhances communication and creative expression. Stimulates truthfulness and alleviates fear. May also prolong physical energy and endurance.

Sodalite is thought to help those encountering difficulties in their life, as it can bring unhealthy ingrained patterns to the surface to be released, revealing underlying causes to one’s problems. Using Sodalite consistently by meditating with it or possibly sleeping with it under the pillow may help bring productive dreams. Sodalite is connected with the Throat and Third eye Chakras. Slightly sedative and is great for deepening meditation.
Folk Lore: Thought to aid both the metabolism, the immune system and is also believed to help regulate blood pressure and stabilize the thyroid.

SUNSTONE: This stone was associated with the Sun during the Renaissance because of its sparkling orange-gold hue. It was used by magicians to call upon the influences of the sun. It is a protective stone.

Symbolically, Sunstone is linked to Moonstone. Carry the two stones together to bring the influences of the Sun (Healing, Protection, and Success) into harmony with those of the Moon (Love, Peace, Spirituality). Placed before a white candle, Sunstone is thought to spread protective energies throughout your home.

TIGERS EYE – GOLDEN: Promotes balance, strength to get through difficult phases of life; relieves doubt and bestows decision making; vision and clarity. This stone has the properties of both the Earth and Sun. This can be used on the Solar Plexus Chakra to help open it. It is helpful with eye, throat and reproductive system disorders.

UNAKITE: Traditionally used to promote balance of the emotional body, higher spirituality. Allows us to release past burdens and move ahead with life.

Wicca A Beginner’s Guide to Casting Spells: Herbal, Crystal and Candle Magic (Living Wicca Today Book 3) Kardia Zoe

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Crystal of the Day – Chalcedony

Crystal of the Day – Chalcedony

A type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate, Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, and Onyx. Found in the US, Sri Lanka, USSR, Mexico and Brazil. Gray is most common color but stone are found in shades of white, black, blue, and brown. Helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective. Eases bad dreams and problems related to the eye, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory organs. Cleansing in nature and will promote healing of open sores. It needn’t be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own. Fosters teh maternal instinct and is said to aid lactation

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Crystal of the Day for November 21 – Carnelian

Crystal of the Day

Carnelian

 

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Carnelian is the clear red to brownish red member of the Chalcedony family. It is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz (Silicone Dioxide) and may contain small amounts of iron oxides. The hardness is 7, and the streak is white.

ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally near the surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are relatively low. It commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and massive hydrothermal replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in chemical sedimentary rocks.

OCCURENCE: Fine carnelian comes from India and South America.

GEMSTONE INFORMATION: Carnelian is used as an alternate birthstone for the month of May. It is normally cut into cabochons, engraved, or made into seal stones or rounded, polished, and pierced for necklaces and other items of jewelry.

NAME: The name means “flesh-colored”, from [caro], meaning “genitive” and [carnis], meaning “flesh”.

LEGEND and LORE: Carnelian has long been associated with courage and cleansing of the blood. It was believed that the stone would improve one’s outlook, making the individual cheerful and expelling fears.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Katrina Raphaell says that Carnelian can be used to “see into the past”. The “Crystal Oracle” says that Carnelian refers to the Self, and Current Conditions. It is a grounding stone, and associated with the Earth. As such, it is considered practical, sensible and balanced. Cunningham associates the stone with the element of Fire. He suggests it as a talisman against Telepathic invasion.

HEALING: It is recommended for infertility or impotency. In addition it is used for purification of the blood. It has also been suggested that this stone will stop nosebleeding.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I call this the “sexy” stone…since I believe it stimulates sexual appetites. I use it in the lower Chakras for infertility and impotency for men(I use Coral as the feminine counterpart.) I always get a good chuckle when I notice a man wearing a LARGE Cornelian belt buckle. In addition, I would use this stone for relief of pain from arthritis in men.

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1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from) “The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals”.

2. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from “Gemstones” by E. H. Rutland.

3. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from “Gem Cutting”, sec. ed., by John Sinkankas.

4. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic”, by Scott Cunningham.

5. Some of the healing information may come from “Color and Crystals, A Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

6. Some of the healing information may come from “A Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

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Some Simple Spell Correspondences (Part 1)

SOME SIMPLE SPELL CORRESPONDENCES

numbers, colors, and objects meanings

Abundance: 12, green, silver, coins, found money, baby plants, the

sun.

Adaptation: Red, yellow, 7, 10, liquid, anything that can be turned

or bent without breaking, clay.

Anger: 1, 13, white, white flag, dove, items to represent the focus

of the anger, breakable or tearable things, fires that can be

extinguished.

Art: tools of art, goddess image, artistically inspiring items,

yellow, blue ribbon, 5, 7, 10, 12, lunar herbs and foods.

Balance: Triangle, hourglass, scales, stilts, balance beam, 2, two of

anything, pentacles, Yin and Yang symbol, mirror images.

Banishing: red, white, silver, black, 6, 8, soap and water, soil,

items that can be turned inside out or reversed, counterclockwise.

Beauty: 3, 21, pastel colours, classic artwork, mirror, make-up, swan.

Blessing: hand, anointing oil, 2, warm colours, water and other

elemental symbols, halo, gold light.

Choices: pendulum, penny, coins, straws of different lengths, 10,

grey, black, white.

Cleansing – 2, 8, 40, agate, chrysolite, soap and wash cloth, bath or

shower, washing machine, sink.

Communication – pink, 2, amethyst, beryl, carnelian, Hematite,

telephone, stationary, pencils, pens, typewriter, computers.

Conscious mind – warm golden colours, amethyst, coral, books, glasses,

desks, 1.

Courage – red, gold, 8, beryl, Hematite, swords, gloves, iron crosses,

purple heart, pens, lions.

Dedication – 6, 13, purple, anything sticky, dog.

Discernment – silver, stones, malachite, purple, 7, 5, any substance

that can be cleared away (flour, sugar etc.)

Divination – yellow, 5, all divinatory tools (Tarot cards, crystal

ball etc.)

Doubt – garnet, tourmaline, 10, bright colours, any items representing

balance.

Ecology – 9, 12, green, globe. Picture of earth, soil, natural things,

rustic things, dried leaves, musk.

Employment – tin, 4, 6, 13, first earned dollar bill, position vacant

advertisements, green, orange.

Energy – topaz, red, orange, 8, 40, flags, bread, incoming tides,

items that expand and rise.

Fear – tea, amethyst, sardonx, red, silver.

Fertility – 7, 12, east wind (Eurius), storks, rabbits, pregnant

goddesses, eggs, cheese, agate, coral, jade, green, yellow, knots

Forgiveness – moonstone, alexandrite, white, 2, 9, anything to

represent the area of discord.

Friendship – jade, pink, 12, 2, picture of friends, interlocking

symbols.

Foundations – lead, earth colour, 1, 3, 12, soil, farms, trees, root,

anchors.

Ghosts – candles, wind items, ouija boards, personal things of the

person being contacted, sheets, agate, lodestone, turquoise,

(to protect from ghosts = jade, jasper, malachite, pepper, beans)

goals – bullseye, dart board, target, arrows, ladders, steps, 4, red,

orange, brown, daisy, ant, agate, beryl, jade.

Gossip – 4, 8, 9, carnelian, worms, fire, binding items such as

paperclips, staples and clothes pegs.

Grief – jet, 1, 21, balms, feathers, tea, cocoa, chocolate.

Grounding – 1, 6, 12, cellar or low rooms, soil, trees, brown

Habits – representation of the habit, yeast bread dough (which rises

to better things), soda left to go flat (represents negative energy),

ashes, butterflies, red, green.

Harmony – pale blue, white, 2, 3, gentle music, objects where several

items come together to form beauty (floral arrangements, fabric),

scales.

Health – 3, turquoise, amber, coral, bandages, ankh, red cross, red,

blue, green, orange juice, chicken soup.

Heart break – carnelian, coral, 8, tissues, rose quartz.

Humour – agate, feathers, kittens, otters, gag gifts, toys, bright

colours, fool tarot card, clowns.

Identifying (people and objects) – clay balls (uncovering thievery),

tea leaves, flour or dust, beer, 5, yellow, dowsing tools.

Imagination – yellow, birds, butterflies, winged creatures, clouds,

closet, kites, 3rd eye, inner child.

Inspiration – 7, beer, tea, bright colours, green, yellow, light, open

windows, open eye.

Intuition – lamps, coffee, water, all fluids, mushrooms, eggs, key

holes, silver, yellow, green, 5.

Jobs – money, job advertisements, status symbols, company logos, 13,

meat, gourmet foods, symbols of security.

Joy – agate, balloons, cake, cheese, feathers, honey, sugar, jelly,

blue.

Judgement – amethyst. Birds, coffee, mushrooms, gold, blueish purple,

10, magnifying, glass, scales, calculator.

Kindness – supple items, things that soften or smooth, sandpaper,

fabric softener, skin lotion, charity organisation logo, flowers,

cookies, orange, 9.

Kinship – interlocking web or chain, spider web, trees, roses, coat

of arms, broom, knots, bread, jade, pink, 1, 9, 12, warm and cozy

items, picnic tables, bbq.

Knowledge – books, glasses, library, school, desk, notepad, light

bulb, sharp items, computer, yellow, gold, sunflower, 3, 4, 6, 10

Leadership – medals, crowns, rod of leadership, elevated chair, lions,

grasshoppers, amethyst, honey wine, gold, redish purple.

Liberation – birds, wings, broken chains and cords, untied knots,

cleansing spices, garlic, amethyst, ashes, 4, 40.

Love – 2, 3, 12, heart, doves, lovebirds, flowers, cupid, mead.

Luck – 1, 4, 7, personal lucky, number, 13, dragonfly, rabbits foot,

fish, rainbows, wind, ships, champagne, found items, black cats.

Lust – chocolate, cherries, red

Magick – moonstone, amber, silver, quartz, 7, 13, elder, eggs,

athame, wand (etc.), circle, pentagram, purple, woven items,

candles, “witch animals” such as cats.

Mental abilities – amethyst, books, glasses, computers, keys,

diplomas, 6, 10, yellow, gold.

Money – green, silver, gold, anything that grows and expands, wallet,

chequebook, pay stub, piggy bank, wishing wells, alfalfa, allspice,

almond, moss agate, moonstone, shells.

Movement – red, yellow, vibrant colours, batteries, electric

generators, sneakers, active clothes (tracksuits), cars, bikes, train

(etc.), clouds, water, roads, blenders, matches, animals and insects

known for swiftness, bees, birds, air, 40.

Nature – animals or plant costumes, masks, pictures, seasonal

representations, gardens, woods, places of nature, green, brown, 9,

12.

Negotiation – binoculars, glasses, things that have the ability to

smooth or cool, ice, blenders, white, pink, yellow, gold, amethyst,

carnelian, open hand, flexible items, 2.

New endeavours – pinky orange, new brooms, keys, chimes, open doors,

chicken, cheese, agate, 3, 4, 6.

Nightmares – agate, amber, malachite, pyrite, white, blue, gold, 6.

Oaths – carnelian, agate, amethyst, knots, communal cups, neutral

places like the middle of a bridge, 2, X rune.

Obtaining – agate, beryl, jade, Hematite, spiders, targets, brass

rings, pointers, anything that helps solidify other items (flour,

gelatine), 4, red, orange.

Omens – divination tools, eyes, grey hair, yellow, 5, dirt, birds,

feathers, candles, copper, reflective surfaces, bowls, round

crystals, moonstone.

Openings – open windows, open books, open doors, starting line in a

race, keys, handles, hammer, shovel, archways, can openers, camera, 1,

yellow-green, brown.

Organisation – computers, calculator, pen, notepad, clock, broom,

filing cabinets, drawers, 2, 3, 10, gold, yellow, fish, amethyst,

coral.

Overcoming – steps, ladders, iron, balloons, cleansing herbs, element

fire, salt, items that are loosened, untied shoes, 4, 8, 10, red.

Passion – chocolate, eggs, “energy foods”, red, orange, onyx,

candlelight, 2, fire related items.

Passages – butterfly, chameleon, hoops, fire pits, keys, doors,

archways, woven or flowing things, almond, butter, salves, agate,

element air, purple, blue.

Peace – bridges, open hands, pale blue, amethyst, 2, white.

Power – electrical outlets, batteries, blender, quartz, topaz, gold,

red, orange, 8, your hair, lion, powerful animals.

Prejudice – east wind, anything that softens and smooths, an iron,

skin lotion, carnelian, amethyst, open hand, eyes, ears, 2, 3, blue,

white, black.

Prosperity – 4, 12, north wind, fish, dragonfly, anything that

thrives in your area, shells.

Protection – coral, malachite, topaz, image of a shield, sprinkled

water, fence, white light, dog, circle, 6.

Quests – primary colours, 4, 13, 40, birds, horses, holy grail,

chalices, shoes, thread, moonstone, rock crystal, footpaths, east wind

Quick mindedness – yellow, gold, 10, amethyst, rabbit, snap of the

finger, coin flips, alarms, light bulbs, sharp items, east wind.

Quiet – white, pink, black, dark blue, stars, snow, ear, finger to

lips, bed.

Recovering items – 2, 4, yellow, blue, agate, amethyst, chicken,

string, circle, boomerang, magnet, magnifying glass, dowsing rod

Relationships – bridges, cake, cups, jade, knots, dog, woven or

connected items, 2, 3, 9, 12, 13, pink, orange, cocoa, paperclips,

things that join or unite other items.

Remembering – fish, 5, 8, 10, books, notepad, photo, computers,

carnelian, dragons, elephant, tortoise, long living creatures,

yellow, gold.

Roles – masks, costumes, chameleon, flexible and fluid or variegated

items, 4, 6, 8, 10, curtains, make-up, mirrors.

Safe travel – car, plane, inspection stickers, road map, guidebooks,

cameras, coins, moonstone, turquoise, shoes, white.

Separation – % symbol, fire, cut cords, scissors, knives, partitions,

things that can be stored or put out of sight, ashes, oil, salves,

blue, black.

Sleep – pillows, quiet music, bed, blankets, yawning, topaz, sheep,

bears, caves.

Speech – wax lips, silver tongue, cue cards, soup, coffee, ham,

quartz, carnelian, gold, red, yellow, 8.

Teachers/teaching – pointers, chalk, white robes, amethyst, agate,

magnets, sun, books, keys, gold, green, 4, 8, 10, 12, 21, brown.

Technomagic – item in need of repair, tools, instruction manuals,

amethyst.

Tenacity – sticky items, red coals, immovable objects, ants, orange,

red, 3.

Thrift – mouse, shopping coupons, pennies, leftovers, bank, change

purse, jars, bottles, food wrap, measuring cups, macaroni and cheese,

bread, cords, twist ties, yellow, green, 10, anything that stretches.

Transformation – fires, ashes, caterpillar, butterfly, eggs, flower

buds, seeds, food processor, moon phases, phoenix, masks, pepper, 8,

anything that changes.

Unconscious mind – ink, wax blots, silver, white, moon, water, eyes,

7.

Understanding – ear or open hand, binoculars, glasses, items that

improve vision, amethyst, keys, light bulbs, candles, sunlight, 40,

5, orange.

Unions – rings, flower garlands, contracts, cups, triangle, wax

seals, tied knots, celebratory decorations, cake, agate, 1, 2.

Versatility – modelling clay, play-dough, rubber band, water,

chameleon, cats, winds, 5, 12, wax, anything which changes.

Victory – finishing line, flags, thumbs-up sign, agate, Hematite,

ants, rubber tree, 4, blue, red, gold.

Viewpoints – ladders, telescopes, birds, binoculars, glasses, lamps,

5, “which came first, the chicken or the egg”.

Virtue – glove, sword, coat of arms, jade, agate, amethyst, rock

crystal, 9, 13.

Visions (dreams) – pizza and other unusual combinations of food

stuffs, yellow, eye pads, topaz.

Weather – water, drums, fires, bird calls, smoke blown in a certain

direction, jasper, knots, elemental colours, weather symbols,

creatures of very specific climates, objects associated through

folklore with specific weather patterns (like red sun = rain).

Web weaving (networks) – spider webs, things that connect, tape,

string, paperclips, chain, baskets, phone lines, chain letters, trees.

Wisdom – sage, 5, owl, agate, amethyst, purple, old people.

Wishes – wells, coins, candles, bottles, rainbows, 4 leaved clovers,

7, dandelion, feathers, first star in the sky.

Youthful outlook – falling star, chalk, crayons, toys, garnet,

balloons, jelly, cookies, candy, traditional children’s food (eg.

Fairy floss), white, pale yellow, open windows, swings, slides.

Zeal – cheering, pompoms, young playful animals, red, 6, fire element,

sausage.

 

Reference:

Witches of the Craft at Yuku.com

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Carnelian

CARNELIAN

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION:Carnelian is the clear red to brownish red member
of the Chalcedony family. It is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz(Si-
licone Dioxide) and may contain small amounts of iron oxides. The
hardness is 7, and the streak is white.

ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally
near the surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are
relatively low. It commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and
massive hydrothermal replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in
chemical sedimentary rocks.

OCCURENCE: Fine carnelian comes from India and South America.

GEMSTONE INFORMATION:Carnelian is used as an alternate birthstone for
the month of May.It is normally cut into cabochons, engraved, or made
into seal stones or rounded, polished, and pierced for necklaces and
other items of jewelry.

NAME: The name means “flesh-colored”, from [caro], meaning “genitive”
and [carnis], meaning “flesh”.

LEGEND and LORE: Carnelian has long been associated with courage and
cleansing of the blood. It was beleived that the stone would improve
one’s outlook, making the individual cheerful and expelling fears.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Katrina Raphaell says that Carnelian can be used to
“see into the past”. The “Crystal Oracle” says that Carnelian referrs to
the Self, and Current Conditions. It is a grounding stone, and associ-
ated with the Earth.  As such, it is considered practical, sensible and
balanced. Cunningham associates the stone with the element of Fire. He
suggests it as a talisman against Telepathic invasion.

HEALING: It is recommended for infertility or impotency. In addition it
is used for purification of the blood. It has also been suggested that
this stone will stop nosebleeding.

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1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased
from) “The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and
Minerals”.

2. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from
“Gemstones” by E. H. Rutland.

3. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from
“Gem Cutting”, sec. ed., by John Sinkankas.

4. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from “Cunningham’s
Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic”, by Scott Cunningham.

5. Some of the healing information may come from “Color and Crystals, A
Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

6. Some of the healing information may come from “A Journey Through the
Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

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Crystal of the Day for Feb. 11 – Carnelian

Carnelian

The reddish/orange stone known as carnelian is often streaked with white, and its colors are reminiscent of the rich landscapes of the American southwest. Use carnelian in rituals that involve grounding, because it is indeed associated with the element of Earth. Its healing powers are used in treatments of impotency and infertility, and in some cases it is believed to stop excessive bleeding, such as nosebleeds. On a magical level, carnelian comes in handy for magical shielding, or as a talisman against psychic attack.

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Daily Crystal of the Day for Aug. 19th – Carnelian

Carnelian

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Carnelian is the clear red to brownish red member
of the Chalcedony family. It is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz (Silicone
Dioxide) and may contain small amounts of iron oxides. The hardness is 7, and
the streak is white.

ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally near
the surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are relatively low. It
commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and massive hydrothermal
replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in chemical sedimentary rocks.

OCCURENCE: Fine carnelian comes from India and South America.

GEMSTONE INFORMATION: Carnelian is used as an alternate birthstone for the
month of May. It is normally cut into cabochons, engraved, or made into seal
stones or rounded, polished, and pierced for necklaces and other items of
jewelry.

NAME: The name means “flesh-colored”, from [caro], meaning “genitive” and
[carnis], meaning “flesh”.

LEGEND and LORE: Carnelian has long been associated with courage and
cleansing of the blood. It was believed that the stone would improve one’s
outlook, making the individual cheerful and expelling fears.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Katrina Raphaell says that Carnelian can be used to
“see into the past”. The “Crystal Oracle” says that Carnelian refers to the
Self, and Current Conditions. It is a grounding stone, and associated with the
Earth.  As such, it is considered practical, sensible and balanced. Cunningham
associates the stone with the element of Fire. He suggests it as a talisman
against Telepathic invasion.

HEALING: It is recommended for infertility or impotency. In addition it is used
for purification of the blood. It has also been suggested that this stone will
stop nosebleeding.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I call this the “sexy” stone…since I believe it
stimulates sexual appetites. I use it in the lower Chakras for infertility and
impotency for men(I use Coral as the feminine counterpart.)
I always get a good chuckle when I notice a man wearing a LARGE Cornelian
belt buckle. In addition, I would use this stone for relief of pain from
arthritis in men.

——-bibliography——-

1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
“The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals”.

2. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from
“Gemstones” by E. H. Rutland.

3. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from
“Gem Cutting”, sec. ed., by John Sinkankas.

4. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia
of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic”, by Scott Cunningham.

5. Some of the healing information may come from “Color and Crystals, A
Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

6. Some of the healing information may come from “A Journey Through the
Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

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