Stone of the New Moon


The Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac for Monday, January 23rd – A Garnet Meditation

ein WolfsrudelThe Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac for Monday, January 23rd – A Garnet Meditation

Garnet, the birthstone for January, is also a great all-purpose gem to use as an aid during meditation. It can be used to help make decisions or bring order to your life.

For the meditation, you’ll need a garnet gem or a smooth garnet stone. A string of garnet prayer beads would also work. Select a deep red garnet or one with a brown tint. You’ll also need a burgundy candle. Begin by lighting the candle, then relax and center. Hold the garnet and breathe deeply. Concentrate on your concern and then hold the garnet to your heart. You’ll begin to receive messages. Let them come, even if they don’t make sense. When youfeel ready to return to your everyday world, extinguish the candle. Thank the garnet for its help. Your thoughts should be clearer now so you can make any decisions.

James Kambos
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac



Preparing crystal or gem elixirs

Preparing crystal or gem elixirs

Elixirs are traditionally water that contains the essence of the energies of the healing substance (the crystals) which is placed within them. Crystal or gem elixirs are easy to make if you have the crystals ready at hand. Gem elixirs are one of the best ways to multiply the healing energies of water manifold, by empowering it with thought using the crystals as the tools.

Water (H2O) is the basic building block of life, and has been found by an eminent Japanese scientist, Dr Masaru Emoto, to be one of the easiest elements that can be manipulated through thought and intent. Dr Emoto has shown that water crystals can change their basic crystalline shape or form altogether, just by focusing a thought on it. Actually, this principle also applies to our entire universe and all matter in it. It is easily demonstrable in water only because water is not solid matter.

In much the same way, we can impart thought energies to water via programmed crystals which facilitates the transfer of the energies from the crystal into the water. The reason why you are urged to program your crystal is because without programming, the energies from the crystal are not directed, and the elixir just ends up as a general tonic (although that is also beneficial for health when drunk). But when you program a crystal, say for healing a specific illness, and soak it in water to make an elixir, the elixir’s effect becomes a lot more enhanced.

Studies done on elixir water have shown that elixir water tastes “sweeter” and is more “alive” than normal tap water. Fruit juice and wine also taste better if “energized” with gems and crystals.



All quartz crystals and gemstones will respond to the ‘intent’ of  your own
personal will; whether in word or in thought.

By simply wishing – or visualizing – the crystalline energy to be used in a
particular way – it will be! It really is that simple…….

Quartz crystals are usually ‘programmed’ for the following purposes:-

* a) Meditation
* b) Healing
* c) Absent Healing
* d) Manifesting

a) Meditation

Throughout the world – every day of the week, every minute of every day –
countless thousands of people practice their own form of  meditation. Each
person finds solace and comfort in their own particular way…..

By holding a quartz crystal or an amethyst in your hand whilst participating in
whichever type of meditation is appropriate to your own individual needs, you
will enhance and enrich the spiritual depths of your own meditative experience.

The quartz crystal or amethyst enables you to undertake a new and wondrous
journey within the inner recesses of  your soul. Unknown pathways, hitherto
previously uncharted, will open up in front of you.

A new dimension of self-expression will rise to the surface and expand your
inner consciousness and awareness.

The amethyst, of course, is well known for being able to relieve mental and
physical stress and tension. It is the stone containing inner peace and
tranquillity; the stone of sublime relaxation.

Every member of your meditation circle or group should have their very own piece
of  quartz crystal or amethyst to hold throughout the meditation session. As
time passes, perhaps very slowly at first, each person will gradually become
aware that their breathing has become far deeper and far more rhythmical and
they have now entered a completely new world of inner peace and harmony.

All meditation rooms would greatly benefit from having large quartz crystals
placed  at all four corners of the room with their single-terminated points
directed towards the center of the room. The crystals should be placed either on
the floor or affixed to the corners of  the ceiling.

Each of  the four quartz crystals in the meditation room should be ‘programmed’
to project gentle, loving, relaxing, crystalline energy towards all those
present within the Meditation group. The quartz crystals will then generate a
field of  positive  crystalline energy surrounding everyone in the room.

In addition to every member of the meditation group holding their own individual
amethyst or quartz crystal, a large amethyst or quartz crystal cluster may be
placed in the middle of the group. This large cluster should then be
‘programmed’  to  release beautiful cosmic crystalline energies into every
corner of the room.

It is very important that one member of the meditation group should be nominated
to look after the group’s amethyst or quartz crystal cluster – and to make
absolutely  certain that it is properly ‘cleansed’, ‘dedicated’ and

Whilst  holding your crystal or amethyst when meditating with music you will
often discover that some quite amazing effects are being  produced. On some
occasions you might even be able to ‘see’ the music in terms  of color and
shape.  Even should you be just listening to a piece of music whilst holding
your stone – and not even consciously trying to  meditate -you will find the
depth of experience greatly enriched by the  presence of your crystal or

Whenever  harmonious  music  is being played in  the  presence  of  your crystal
or amethyst, the mood and thoughts of the composer become deeply embedded within
the very heart of the crystal and if you ‘listen’ to the crystal afterwards,
with your inner ear, you will often be able to pick up the esoteric meaning of
the music itself.

You may use your crystal or amethyst in so very many ways when meditating. Do
not be afraid to experiment and try new methods.  Listen to what your crystal is
saying and try to respond accordingly. You will find the results truly amazing
and very worth while.

b) Healing

Once you have chosen your quartz crystal – and ‘cleansed’ and ‘dedicated’  it  –
you  are ready to commence using it for healing purposes.

It is very important to note, however, that for best results your quartz crystal
should only be used for either healing or meditation. Not for both! The
‘vibrations’ and ‘energies’ used in healing and meditation are very different
and to use the same quartz crystal for both occasions would result in the
dissipation of the crystal’s unique energies. Quartz crystals are, in all
reality, only ‘tools’.  By themselves they can only be described as passive; but
when they become activated by the human mind they can become extremely powerful

Each and every one of us, as beings of the human species, possess an inherent
healing energy. In the majority of people, of  course, this healing ability lies
totally dormant and inactive.

But when we possess the knowledge to enable us to ‘channel’ our own healing
energy through our quartz crystal friends we are then able to amplify this
healing  power and the resultant energy that we have ourselves created  – ours,
that is, in conjunction with that of  our crystal – may be used for many
positive healing purposes.

Even though you may not wish to become a qualified crystal healing therapist
yourself  there are still plenty of opportunities for you to use your quartz
crystal to heal your family and friends.

When my youngest child, Cameron, was only a few months old, I returned home
one day after having given a crystal healing workshop to discover that he was
very ill. My wife, Judith, had taken him to our local doctor who had told her
that if he did not improve within the next couple of days he would have to go
into the hospital.

Obviously, I had to do something! When Cameron was ready for bed that evening I
cradled him in my arms and placed an electro-crystal therapy ‘wand’ on his
stomach.  I also held my personal healing quartz crystal and directed its
healing energy to completely envelop Cameron’s body. I gave him crystal healing
for only thirty minutes, at the end of  which, my little Cameron was fast

The next morning, he was almost completely cured! And so there was no need
for Judith to take him back to the doctor or for him to go into hospital.

When treating a patient the following guide-lines may prove helpful:-

At the beginning of the healing session you should hold your quartz crystal in
whichever hand feels ‘right’ to you; and calmly attune yourself to the inner
energies of your quartz crystal. You will probably experience energies
‘throbbing’ within your hand.

Now direct the single-terminated end of your healing quartz crystal towards your
patient and gently move the crystal around the perimeter of their whole body in
a clockwise direction. As you do this, at the same time visualize a blue-white
crystalline light emanating from the apex of the patient’s body and flowing
towards the patient and surrounding him. Do this several times. This will help
to strengthen the electro-magnetic field of  energy around the physical body of
the patient.

The single-terminated end of the quartz crystal should then be directed towards
that part of the patient’s body which you believe or ‘sense’  to be most in need
of healing.

Visualize, as strongly as possible, a lovely blue-white light emanating from the
apex of your crystal once again and direct this light, like a laser beam, to
that part of the patient’s body where you feel that the healing is most needed.

This lovely blue-white becomes stronger and stronger, brighter and brighter, and
the energy between the crystal and your patient slowly begins to intensify.

The crystal healing session itself may, in theory at any rate, last any length
of time,  but intuitively you will become aware when the time is right to bring
the session to an end.

To finish the crystal healing treatment session you should visualize the blue-
white light gently flowing back into your quartz crystal. Once more you should
direct and project the healing energies around the  perimeter of your patient’s
body in a clockwise direction. Then allow your patient to relax for a few

Many of my own patients regularly fall fast asleep so it is very important that
you bring them back to the present in as relaxed manner as possible.

Whenever practical it is best for your patient not to have to drive a car for
some time after the crystal healing session as the patient often becomes so very
‘de-stressed’ and almost ‘spaced out’ that it can  take some considerable time
to re-orient themselves!

Whilst I quite often do discuss a patient’s medical history with them before
offering any form of treatment, from my own personal experience I have found
that it is not always absolutely necessary to know, in advance, what is
medically wrong with my patient.

One lady whom I visited on one occasion whilst I was in London was keen for me
to demonstrate some of my crystal healing techniques upon her!  I duly obliged
by first directing some crystalline healing energy  towards her third eye

Immediately she told me that she had felt the crystal healing energy ‘hit’ her
third eye and then travel downwards through her body and into her stomach.
Apparently, so  it transpired, she had had a serious operation on her stomach a
couple of weeks previously (which I had no way of knowing!) and, naturally, that
was the part of her body which most needed the crystal healing energies.

My own personal believe is that all dis-ease occurs purely as a result of an
imbalance of our normal bodily ‘vibrations’.  Therefore, whatever health
condition from which we may suffer, however serious or however mild, whether it
be cancer, multiple sclerosis, tumors or simply a dose of  influenza or the
common cold,  the basic treatment remains much the same.

All that is really necessary is for the disharmonious or imbalanced ‘vibrations’
to be re-harmonized, re-energized and re-balanced. This may, at first sight,
appear to be an over-simplification but years of experience has shown me that
all too often we can over-complicate our diagnoses.

The main difference between allopathic medicine and natural medicine is that
allopathic medicine treats symptoms whilst natural medicine concentrates upon
finding the root cause of the health problem.

Simply put – if we can discover the originating cause or ‘imbalance’  of any
health  condition or dis-ease then by using our crystal healing techniques to
rebalance all the ‘vibrations’ which are out of alignment, we must be able to
effect a cure or, at the  very least, a gradual improvement in the patient’s
overall health!

You may also, of course use your quartz crystal for self  –  healing purposes.
All that you have to do is to direct the single-terminated end of  your crystal
towards the appropriate part of your own body and, as you did before when
treating your patient, visualize a lovely blue-white light radiating from the
apex of your crystal,  like a laser beam, into your own body.

Crystal Healing is one of the most powerful – and successful –  methods of
re-balancing,  re-energizing  and re-harmonizing every part of  the physical and
mental bodies of either yourself or of your patient.

c) Absent – or Distant – Healing

Quartz crystals are often used very successfully in all forms of  absent –  or
distant – healing. Whether you are three miles, three hundred miles, three
thousand miles or thirteen thousand miles away from your patient, crystal
healing can prove most effective.

For best results it is recommended that the quartz crystals which you use for
absent healing purposes are used solely for absent healing and for no other

It is only really necessary to have the name of the person who wishes to receive
absent healing. Absent Healing, using the unique power of quartz crystals, can
work solely on the name ‘vibration’ alone.

All you have to do is to visualize the crystalline energy pulsating within your
absent healing quartz crystal being projected towards your patient, wherever he
or she may live. Your quartz crystal will then do the rest!

If, however, you should have in your possession an actual photograph of your
patient – or, if you have already met the person and therefore know what they
look  like – just hold your crystal in your hands and visualize, as strongly as
possible, the crystalline energy totally surrounding the patient.

In addition it is very helpful after the absent healing session has been
completed if you were to place your absent healing quartz crystal on a
photograph of  your  patient;  this assists the amplification of  the
crystalline energy which is being projected by the crystal towards your patient.

In my own personal healing center I use a Master absent healing quartz crystal
which I use for all my absent healing treatments. Whenever I am asked for absent
healing I inscribe the patient’s name and relevant details in my absent healing
book and I then place my Master absent healing quartz crystal on top of this
book with the  ‘program’  that every name entered in the book will receive
healing from the crystalline energies; each according to his or her needs.

I ask that everyone tries to link up with my Master absent healing quartz
crystal at 10pm every evening. Those of you reading these words and who may, for
whatever healing purpose, need my crystal healing, prayers, powers and energies,
please try to sit quietly by yourself at the hour of  10pm each evening, relax
and visualize the  crystalline energies flowing into your crown chakra.  Think
of me and you will receive crystal healing energy from the divine crystalline
d) Manifesting

Very simply, manifesting is a method of  ‘programming’  your quartz crystal to
help your subconscious mind to create something tangible in your life that you
may need.  Notice that I use the word need not want. There is a very big

Before you proceed with any form of  manifesting it is extremely important that
you examine your conscience and decide exactly what it is you wish to achieve.
Decide,  in as much precise detail as possible, whatever it is you need to

In order to avoid dissipating the crystalline energies, as already stated
previously, it is most essential that you only use your chosen crystal for
manifesting purposes only!

Let me repeat once again. Need, not want, should be your main criteria! For
example, we might all say that we want to win a first dividend on the football
pools of  $2,000,000.  But that is most definitely a want  – not a need!

So be warned……..

Now, make yourself  comfortable in an easy chair and let us  begin to start
manifesting your innermost needs.

First, hold your quartz crystal in front of you, with both hands. Stare at it
intently and visualize yourself entering into the crystal through a door cut
into the crystal.

Once through this door you will find yourself in a long narrow hall. At the end
of  this hall is a green door inscribed with the words ‘MANIFESTING ROOM’
written upon it.

Open the door of this ‘Manifesting Room’ and step inside and look around.  The
walls are solid gold; the floor is green; the ceiling is studded with millions
of precious gemstones, sparkling with all the colors of the rainbow.  The room
is filled with a warm, rich feeling of  prosperity.

Bring into your mind a complete and exact image of whatever it is you wish to
manifest. Visualize as much detail as possible; concentrate as hard as you
possibly can and imagine that you actually possess whatever it is you are
manifesting. You are extremely happy and relaxed, secure in the knowledge that
your need has been met.

Take your time; 5, 10 or even 15 minutes, it doesn’t matter. Then, when you have
finished, slowly walk back out of the manifesting room, closing the door firmly
shut behind you.

Walk back along the hall and step outside of the crystal. Take a large deep
breath,  relax your body and when you feel comfortable, open your eyes.

Do your manifesting at least twice per day (morning and evening) until your
need has been fulfilled.



Although, quite obviously, no guarantee of any permanent cure or even
improvement can ever be given, there have been many occasions when the stones
referred to in this text file have considerably helped to bring about a positive
improvement in many different diseases and health conditions.

Hundreds of people who have successfully received healing from their gemstones – have found that the  most effective way to use any gemstone for healing purposes is to wear it as close to the skin as possible.

Some ladies seem to ‘hide’ their gemstones within the deep inner recesses of
their bras but the vast majority of people prefer to wear their chosen gemstone
around their neck on a silver or gold plated chain.

In addition to the healing energies of the gemstone being able to penetrate the
subtle body more easily, the gemstone pendant is a beautiful piece of jewelry –
and is always aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Remember – a stone of beauty is a joy forever!

Gemstones may, if  so desired, be held in the hand whilst you are watching
television during the evening, or whilst you are reading a favorite book or

You may also place your gemstone under your pillow at night whilst you are
asleep;  thus allowing the energies of the stone to gently penetrate your subtle
body throughout the course of the night.

The healing – and therapeutic – power of crystals and gemstones has even reached
boardroom level!

In recent natural health exhibitions, for example, I have sold some fairly large
amethyst clusters to Managing Directors, Sales Directors etc. who have acquired
these big clusters to place on their office desks – or within their boardroom!

Amethyst or quartz crystal clusters are now the ‘in’ executive toy.

Certain stones can help you to develop your spiritual abilities and gifts. Use
an amethyst for developing your intuitive awareness; a lapis lazuli for
acquiring  wisdom and truth; a moonstone for obtaining humanitarian love and

Use your gemstones wisely in the pursuit of all your ambitions and needs.

Be aware, however, that your gemstones can never become miracle workers. They
need your loving care and attention, your mental attunement with their unique
properties and energies, before they are able to truly help you!

Cleansing Negative Energies From Your Gems, Crystals, Jewelry and Pendulums

Cleansing Negative Energies From Your Gems, Crystals, Jewelry and Pendulums

By Mary Kurus

Copyright Mary Kurus 2002

All Rights Reserved

Why Do Gems, Crystals, Jewelry and Pendulums Need Cleansing and Energizing:

Gems and crystals come from within Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand, machine, but grow in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.

When gems, crystals, or rocks of any type are in the earth, they are exposed to earth energies including magnetic energy fields and electric energy fields. These energies come in a variety of ways including the inner workings of our planet, energy grids surrounding our planet, and from energies from the broader Universe, of which our planet Earth is a very active member.

For example, when lightening strikes the earth, it sends enormous amounts of energy into the earth, and the gems, crystals and rocks within it. Think of the molten lava pouring out of active volcanoes and the energy the heat and minerals within it and how it affects the energy of things within its range of influence.

All planets, including the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto, Saturn, and all other planets, stars, and energies in the broadest Universe influence the energy of gems and crystals.

It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.

Gems, Crystals, Jewelry and Pendulums Attract and Absorb Energy:

Your gems, crystals, jewelry, pendulums, basically anything around you, or on you, can attract positive and negative energy and hold that energy unless the object is cleansed. I remember many years ago visiting an energy worker who had a large clear crystal cluster in the room where she worked. She laughed and said this crystal automatically cleansed the aura of everyone who came into that room. But it was important for her to cleanse that crystal or it would slowly loose its cleansing power.

The jewelry you wear, the pendulum you hold in your hand, absorbs the energies you have within you as well as the negative energies around you. Therefore these objects need to be cleansed very regularly.

Suggested Methods for Cleansing Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, and Pendulums:

The following are a few suggested methods for cleansing crystals, gems, pendulums and jewelry. These methods can also be used to cleanse other objects. I have my favorites and try to keep my gems and crystals exposed to the sun and moon on an ongoing basis as well as using Black Obsidian Concentrate.

  1. The Sun and Moon: Place your gems, crystals, pendulums, jewelry, all types of objects, in a place where they will be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the sun and moon. Even if the day is cloudy or you cannot see the moon, their rays will energize the stones as long as they are directly exposed to these elements of nature. They will normally be cleansed within 24 hours of exposure.

    However, stones such as black tourmaline which are being used to deflect negative energies or help release negative energies in your physical and energetic bodies, may require up to 48 hours to become fully cleansed and regenerated.

    Stones such as aquamarine and amethyst will fade in the sun so you will have to use another method for cleansing and regenerating these gemstones.

  1. The Earth: Place your gems, crystals, jewelry, whatever, in the earth, either directly into the earth or you can place the gems and crystals into a cloth covering, preferably a natural fabric such as cotton or wool or silk. Leave the gem or crystal buried for at least 24 hours to ensure that they become fully re-energized. If possible, find a spot where the soil is not being spread with chemicals through fertilizers or pesticides. This cleanses all negative energies and re-energizes the stones.

  1. Choming Black Obsidian Spray Concentrate: For a quick and guaranteed method of cleansing your gems, crystals, pendulums, or jewelry, I make a Black Obsidian Concentrate. This is a concentrate that you mix with water into a spray bottle. Spraying your gems, crystals, pendulums and jewelry with this spray will break down and eliminate negative energies in and around them. The energetic vibration of the Black Obsidian will remain on a gem or crystal for about eight hours, after which it just fades away. For more information about ordering Black Obsidian Spray Concentrate please visit my website at

  1. Smudging With White Sage: Take some white sage and begin to burn it until a good strong smoke is coming from your sage. Hold the crystal, gem, pendulum, or piece of jewelry in this smoke for at least one minute and preferably three or four minutes. This clears all negative energies that have become attached to this stone but does not energize the gem or crystal. To re-energize the stone, place it in a window so it can be exposed to the rays of the sun and moon. Remember, they re-energize even when it’s cloudy.

    White Sage is the only herb that I use to cleanse. Others may recommend other herbs but I find that White Sage guarantees that the cleansing will be deep and complete.

  1. Cleansing By Using Your Intention:For those who are practiced in using intent to make energetic changes, place the crystals or gems in front of you, focus your mental energies upon these stones, and ask the powers of the Universe to cleanse them of all negative energies and to re-energize your stones for their maximum potential. This method however requires much concentration and focus and you need to practice for some time to ensure whatever you are trying to clear is actually cleared. And please remember to thank the Universe for doing this beautiful work for you.

  1. Using Another Crystal: You can place the gems, crystals, jewelry, pendulums etc. you would like to cleanse on another crystal, preferably a large, and I mean large, quartz crystal cluster. This will clear negative energies and will re-energize your crystals. However, you must cleanse and re-energize the large quartz crystal cluster regularly to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energizing powers. Some people believe that negative energies can be cleansed off pieces of jewelry by placing this jewelry on an amethyst stone. I find that this approach has very limited results, depending on the amount of negative energy on the jewelry and the energy of the amethyst.

  1. Running Water: If you live where you have access to good clear well water that is guaranteed to be free of chemicals, or running water from a creek or river that you know is not polluted, place your crystals and gems in a small container, and let the water run over them, preferably for at least two hours. This will cleanse and re-energize your gems and crystals. Please do not use tap water, since it is full of chemicals. Be careful though because certain stones will actually dissolve in water, e.g. Red Selenite.

  1. Salt Water: Some people suggest using salt water but I personally find this method to be a harsh and abrasive method and never would cleanse my gems, crystals, pendulums or jewelry in such a severe solution. Remember that your gems, crystals, metals, and even synthetic materials are alive and have an inherent intelligence. You need to treat them with tender and loving kindness. How would you like to be washed in salt water? Never do to a crystal or gem what you would not like done to yourself.

Whatever methods you choose, treat your gems and crystals with tender and loving kindness. These stones can do so much to heal at all levels including the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. They are magical gifts from the Universe and we need to treat them with respect and gratitude. If you no longer want to keep a crystal or gem, take it outside and bury it so it may return to Mother Earth, from whence it came.

I use gems and crystals for making certain Choming Essences. In making these essences I have found the spirit world that is part of these stones. Each gem or crystal has its own personality. Thank your gems and crystals for being here to work with us in our healing journeys. And keep them clean of negative energies and vibrantly alive so they can do want they want to do, in love and service.

Do These Recommended Methods Cleanse and Re-Energize Everything:

Many antiques are filled with negative energies and require specialized cleansing to release these energies. During a trip to Nepal, I purchased five wooden masks in Katmandu. These masks were authentic and had been used in hundreds of ceremonies in a temple for about 175 years. There were so many different energies in these masks and it took some time and many different types of clearings before I was able to release all negative energies.

In the past year I was asked by someone moving into a new apartment to check for negative energies and to cleanse whatever required cleansing prior to him moving there. It was relatively simple to cleanse all areas except for a section about six feet long and about 3 feet wide. It took many hours and different types of processes to eliminate these energies. I found out that the previous tenant had been an alcoholic, and a very angry man. He had spent many angry hours on the sofa that rested on that space. His anger and violence had imbedded that specific space with deep negative energies.

I provide these examples so you will understand that some negative energies are very difficult to eliminate and require the effort of someone experienced in releasing and cleansing these negative energies.

Contact Information: Mary Kurus is a Canadian Vibrational Consultant who conducts detailed Vibrational Assessments that identify the physical, energetic and emotional areas that are affecting your health today. Mary also makes vibrational medicines called Choming Vibrational Essences and Choming Herbal Tinctures that can change your energy so that you feel vital and healthy again. Mary has written many articles about vibrational healing which can be found on her Website at . You can contact Mary for a Vibrational Assessment at (613) 733-2856 or e-mail her at

How to Choose a Crystal

How to Choose a Crystal
As we are becoming more and more aware of the healing effects of crystals and gemstones on our health, it is only natural to look for information on how to use them.

In simple, easy to understand terms, the reason why crystals and gemstones make wonderful healing tools is because of what science calls its piezoelectric effects. You can see this effect in modern Quartz watches. Crystals and stones respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body, if the energy is unbalanced, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and regulate the flow of these energies.

Now that we know how crystals work to aid in our healing process, let’s learn how to choose one.
There are many methods of selecting your crystals and gemstones, these are just a few.

The first method is to simply close your eyes and quietly meditate for a few moments. When you are ready, open your eyes very quickly and pick up the first stone to which your eyes become naturally drawn.

The next method is to run your left hand, your receiving hand, over all of the stones available for purchase. (You use your left hand because the left side of the body brings energy/information in more strongly in most people.) You will soon discover that one of the stones will make the palm of your hand tingle or get warm, this is your stone!

You may also intuitively ‘know’ which stone you should choose and which is right for you. You might feel as if the stone is jumping up and down and shouting “choose me, choose me!!” You may also sense or even ‘see’ white light radiating from the stone drawing you in like a magnet!

If you are a competent dowser then you should be able to choose the appropriate stone with your own individual techniques.

Sometimes you even feel as if the stone is choosing you! They come to you with a particular purpose and have a special reason for wanting you to work with them. Just accept this when it happens and count
it as a blessing🙂

Unfortunately many of us do not have access to retail shops that carry a good line of healing stones and crystals. But in today’s world we have the internet and mail order catalogs that offer just about any stone you could possibly need. It is very easy to choose stones over the internet if pictures are provided on the web site. Just look through the photos of the stones and let your intuition guide you into choosing which stones are best for you. It is really that easy!
Once you have chosen your new ‘stone fr

Gemstone of the Day for August 23rd – Beryl

Gemstone of the Day


The name beryl is derived from the Greek “beryllos” which referred to “precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone.

Hardness: 7.5 – 8              
Specific Gravity: 2.76                    
Chemistry: Be3Al2Si6O18 Beryllium Aluminum Silicate
Class: Silicates               
Crystallography: Hexagonal             
Cleavage: imperfect        
Fracture: conchoidal                     
Streak: white                    
Luster: vitreous

Healing: Beryl has many healing abilities according to the color of beryl used:

Goshenite – is used to treat disorders and injuries with regard to the legs, specifically the leg muscles.  It is also quite helpful in assisting to remedy dust allergies.

Aquamarine – is used to help reduce one’s dependence on drugs, and to help eliminate fluid retention by strengthening the kidneys, liver, spleen and thyroid, thus purifying the general body.

Emerald – is used to treat conditions of the eyes. It is also used to treat backaches.

Heliodor – is used to remove physical toxins from ones liver and skin. 

Morganite – is used for healing a wide range of ailments related to the heart and throat; such as emphysema, tuberculosis, heart disease, lungs, oxygenation and throat issues. It is beneficial in treating all respiratory ailments and to increase the supply of oxygen to the cells.

Red Beryl – is used to treat bladder ailments and kidney stones by dipping beryl into water and then giving the water to the patient to drink.

Workings: Beryl originates from Mesopatamia and was worshiped as a magic stone by the ancient Hebrews, as it was believed to strengthen ones belief in God.
Beryl has various metaphysical and astrological associations which are assigned according to its color:

Goshenite – Goshenite is used to promote practical wisdom, intellectual curiosity as well as thoughtful, and carefully thought out decisions. It will help you see a situation from all sides, breaking down stubbornness and rigidity. It is a stone of truthfulness that encourages truth in all actions. Goshenite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 3.
Aquamarine – Aquamarine is used to open up one’s psychic abilities. It also enables one to be sensitive to the thoughts and vibrations of other people. Aquamarine is associated with the astrological signs of Gemini, Pisces and Aries. It vibrates to the number 1.
Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. It is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aries and vibrates to the number 4.
Red Beryl is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Red Beryl is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus and Aries and vibrates to the number 8.
Morganite is known both as an Angel stone and a Heart stone. It can bring love to one’s live or rekindle old love.  As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels.  It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. Morganite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the number 3.
Chakra Applications: Emerald is associated with the heart chakra. Heliodor is beneficial for the Solar Plexus and Brow chakras. Morganite is associated with the Heart chakra. Red beryl (Bixbite) is associated with the Sacral and Heart chakras. Aquamarine is associated with the Solar Plexus and Throat chakras. Heliodor is associated with the Sacral and Heart chakras.

Foot Notes: The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. It is a single mineral with many varieties that are distinguished by their color. Beryl is colorless in pure form; it is the many different impurities that give beryl its varied coloration.
Emerald is the green variety of beryl.
Aquamarine is the blue variety of beryl.
Heliodor is the greenish-yellow variety.
Morganite is the pink variety.
Goshenite is the colorless variety.
The name beryl is used for the red and golden varieties.
During the time of Nero, white or clear beryl was found on the Island of Elba and it was often cut to create eyeglasses.
Author: Crick




Crystal of the Day for August 20th – Seamanite

Crystal of the Day


                                                                 (Yellow, Yellow brown, Light pink)  
Seamanite is It is named in honor for Professor Arthur E. Seaman of Michigan Technological University who discovered it.

Hardness: 4               
Specific Gravity:                       
Chemistry: Mn3(PO4)B(OH)6
Class: Orthorhombic – Dipyramidal                     
Crystallography: Orthorhombic                      
Cleavage: distinct
Fracture: brittle                            
Streak: white                              
Luster: vitreous

Healing: Seamanite is used to assimilate iron within the body. Topically it is a good elixir for dried skin. Seamanite is used to assist in the healing of fratured bones and in the treatment of rickets and scurvy. It is also useful in treating depression. 

Magical Workings: Seamanite is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio and vibrates to the Master Number 33.

Chakra Applications: none

Foot Notes: Seamanite is a very rare manganese boron phosphate, first discovered in Michigan under the name “koenigite”. Seamanite occurs as small acicular crystals in the crevices of a badly fractured and highly ferruginous siliceous rock.
Author, Crick