Crystals and Stones for the Tarot – Good Witches Homestead

For those of you who Read Tarot cards, here is an added divination practice.

For those of you just starting out in the Metaphysical world, please give this divination method a try.

For simplicity of this article, I have kept to the traditional names of the particular Tarot card, although there are different card names to certain decks….

Source: Crystals and Stones for the Tarot – Good Witches Homestead

Po’haku La’au:  How Do I Use Crystals During Meditation? – Crystal Inner Circle

If you have ever asked, “How do I use crystals during meditation?” this article is for you! Connect to yourself & the Universal Life Force through crystals!

Source: How Do I Use Crystals During Meditation? – Crystal Inner Circle

Moldavite – Emerald of Divine Transformation – Mat Auryn

About 14.8 million years ago, a large meteorite crashed in what is known today as the Czech Republic. The impact was estimated to be 6 trillion megatons, which is stronger than all the atomic bombs currently on earth combined. Believe it or not, this is strong enough to vaporize rock, and that is what is …

Source: Moldavite – Emerald of Divine Transformation – Mat Auryn

Eliminate Negative Energy with Pink Himalayan Salt –

As a powerful crystal for both psychic protection and cleansing dark energy, Pink Himalayan Salt is an affordable and easy-to-use solution for getting rid of heavy energy that’s weighing you down. In this exercise with Pink Himalayan Salt, I demonstrate how you can use the magnetic qualities of this stone to draw harmful energy from […]

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Reiki Peace Garden Upgrade – Bring The Healing Power of Water To Your Garden!


Here’s a 2016 twist on the Reiki Peace Rock Garden idea:  add a free-form water feature to your outdoor space!…/diy…/diy-garden-fountain/

Contrary to how it seems, building a garden fountain yourself is not that difficult! With enough research and planning, it’s a project you can accomplish in a weekend.

Could this be your next weekend project?

Create and GIVE a healing water fountain as a gift this year … Spread your Aloha through Water!

Pohaku La’au ~ Healing Crystals ~ The Human Aura: Minerals, Gems As Energy Generators

View in HD – Author, Channel, Geological Engineer & Gemologist James Tyberonn – A very informative, cutting edge discussion with Sandie Sedgebeer (Host of Conversations on the Cutting Edge) on the Human Aura, Protecting the Auric Field, use of Gemstone, Minerals & Crystals, Scripting Lifetimes, The Forgotten History of Gem Use for protection, health and vision. Dealing with Auric Maintenance, Causes of Auric Attachment & Psychic Attack, and Crystal Skulls as Living Libraries programmed by Past Advanced Civilizations. Very interesting from start of finish !

Pohaku La’au ~ Healing Crystals – Crystals for Adaptation

The Constant in Life

If there is one constant thing in life, it is change. Sometimes we cause the change such as buying a new house or having a baby. Other times, the change sneaks up on us when we least expect it. We may lose our job or our relationship may suddenly come to an end. Surprisingly, whether you chose to experience the changing environment or not, change can be difficult. Most people think that if you are choosing to move, you are ready for that change, but such is not always the case. When change comes we just be ready to adapt. If you have problems adapting to new situations or environments, we believe crystals can help you. They can make the process much easier, whether you asked for it or not. We suggest always have one of the following discussed crystals around in case an unexpected change comes into your life.

Turquoise is a blending of the cold winter blue ray of Trust with the approaching warm green ray of Growth. It is the color of the earth as the new growth and life emerges at the first hints of spring. It is a fresh color, a welcome color, and a color that moves us to serenity knowing that the cycle of life is progressing rapidly. Turquoise is the Color Ray of Discovery and the Color Ray of Balance. Its vibrations help you find yourself and return to equilibrium in your life and feelings. When your life is out of balance, whether from too much passion or not enough, or too much activity or not enough, or whatever the imbalance, turquoise rays can get you back to center again.


Turquoise Crystals

Crystals with the beautiful Turquoise Ray are Centering and Balance Crystals

When attempting to adapt to new situations, we suggest using crystals in a darker turquoise color ray. Dark Turquoise crystals bring you adaptation, flexibility, openness, new perspective, and inner strength. All of these attributes are core to learning to adapt to new circumstances. In darker, richer tones, turquoise brings us a ray of considerable power. It is the color of flexibility. Many of our shortcomings are based on intolerance. We get used to the way we think people should behave; the way the world should work. We grow more intolerant of new things as we age. Dark Turquoise rays are potent anti-intolerance rays that will give you the adaptability in your outlook to learn, enjoy, and participate in the newness that is constantly being brought to life.


Amazonite is a stone of tranquility, peace, and protection from the undesirable elements of life. It will keep negative energy away from you, making it one of the most protective stones you can own. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It is also a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into a more positive action. These are very important qualities when attempting to adapt to new situations. We need a calm mind that is free of anxiety and takes any negative feelings we feel from the change and help turn them into positive ones. Amazonite is deeply stimulating to both the Heart and Throat Chakras. The Heart Chakra, located near the center of the breastbone, regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist.

Amazonite carries a spiritual energy of personal truth. It enkindles a harmonious interaction between the intellect and intuition, allowing one to find what it right and true within oneself and to lovingly communicate those values and beliefs to others.


Chrysocolla is a strong dispeller of negative energy that brings a calming energy primarily to the heart. It is the stone of forgiveness, peace, and the strengthening of emotional bonds. It encourages compassion, and helps us recover our natural spontaneity. This stone’s calming effect helps with nervous disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and feelings of guilt. This is essential as fear of change is often brought about by anxiety. Both anxiety and depression can make adaptation near impossible. Chrysocolla helps align the Heart Chakra, often easing emotional heartache and aiding you to find strength and balance. When the heart chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Chrysocolla can ease that stress and emotional response and make it easier for us to deal with change and learn to adapt to an ever moving life.


Chrysocolla stimulates the initiative qualities of one’s character to release the distress of negative emotions and further the understanding of others. By accepting the perfection of the universe, it provides insights necessary to help re-align the physical body, intellect and emotions.


What Other Authors Say

Bloodstone — Judy Hall suggests Bloodstone which is a well-known talisman and meditation crystal.
Mentally, Bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision-making process. It can revitalize the mind if you are mentally exhausted. This stone assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances.

Biotite lenses — Michael Gienger recommends Biotite lenses which is a stone that helps us seek balance and flexibility.  Biotite lenses stimulate individual self-fulfillment. They allow flexibility and adaptation as long as the wearer does not become untrue to him/herself.

Cinnabar Quartz — Robert Simmons advocates Cinnabar Quartz which brings growth and development.
Because of is facilitation of rapid change and growth, Cinnabar Quartz is a stone of so called invisibility. This means that it enhances one’s capacity for rapid adaptation to changing circumstances, whether inner or outer.


In Summary

Life can move quickly and change as regularly as the tide. We cannot always prepare for these changes such as a change in job, a move to a new home, or an end of a relationship. Sometimes when we have prepared, we are still not ready for them. What we need to learn is adaptation or how to become adjusted to new conditions. When confronting change in your life or if you would like to prepare for unexpected ones in the future, we suggest using dark turquoise colored crystals. These crystals color rays bring you adaptation, flexibility, openness, new perspective, and inner strength. Which are all essential in adapting to new circumstances in life. We suggest using dark turquoise crystals such as Amazonite and Chrysocolla. You can also try crystals other authors have suggested such as Bloodstone, Biotite lenses, and Cinnabar Quartz.

Shungite, the Miracle Stone: Conquering Toxins, Radiation and Free Radicals –

We live in a society where every other day, there seems to be new special on TV or breaking news online about yet another food or product that’s been classified as a carcinogen, another reason to fear our cellphones and worry about what’s really in our drinking water. It’s no wonder that we’ve grown health-obsessed! […]

Source: Shungite, the Miracle Stone: Conquering Toxins, Radiation and Free Radicals –

Pohaku La’au ~ Elestial Crystals

Elestials are quartz crystals that are many expressing themselves as one. These crystals are ancient and tune their energy to their keepers. There are many frequencies that the crystal can tune to simultaneously. The crystal will help people find answers, especially when they grid their rooms and offices with them. Also, elestials can be added to grids to provide a grounding and speeding up motion. A keeper will never outgrow his elestial as the crystal brings in the highest frequency the keeper can process.

Hauʻoli aloha Pōʻakolu a me Hauʻoli lā Koa


Welina mai, Na Kanaka. Hauʻoli aloha Pōʻakolu a me Hauʻoli lā Koa. Ma ia lā e hoʻomanaʻo ke Koa kahiko holo a me ānō kēlā paʻa iā māua pane kana mai hoʻopōʻino a ma mea ʻae lā kāua mea Mahalo na kou ʻoihana koa ia kā kāua āina. Ua lā pomaikaʻi au.
Greetings, People. Happy aloha Wednesday and Happy Veterans Day. On this day lets remember the Veterans past and present that keep us safe from harm and let us say Thank you for your service to our country. Have a blessed day.

Vogel Crystals, ARC Crystals, Crystal Wands, HOW TO. BASICS and Science of Crystal DNA Healing

Classic Vogel, Pranic, and ‘Apollo ARC Vogel’ Crystals, The A.R.C., Patent Pending GEM TECH This is an intro to the Vogel and ARC crystal, the basics, a little science and a little How To. This is also an intro to the Apollo Vogel Crystals. Gem, minerals, structured water, homeopathics, healing plants, platinum, gold and more placed and capped into a Classic Vogel Crystal. Presented by inventor of the Acoustic Resonance Crystal and Apollo Gem lights Apollo S. PhD. Trained in Vogel Sciences and techniques by Walber Pinto (Marcel’s ‘Protoge’), Joe Blankenship (friend and fellow scientist of Vogel and Wilhelm Reich), and others directly involved with Marcel like his cutter and friend Drew Tousley, Apollo and Tree of Life Tech has greatly advanced the understandings, sciences, and tools of many, especially Dr. Marcel Vogel and the Vogel Crystal. Amazing tools of healing, higher consciousness, and wellness.

We would like the world to know that, as there is much conjecture over Vogel crystals, there is no trademark as claimed by Rumi Da of Lifestream crystals and Rumi has lied about this and the way that he attained the trademark to begin with. Keeping this science and tools out of the public realm, and from other scientists and cutters. This technology is very real, not metaphysical as many describe. It is very physical an powerful when used correctly. Tree of Life tech has advanced the science like no other, and the Apollo Crystals, their filling, techniques, and magnetic drive interaction are powerful patent pending tools. Only from Tree of Life Tech.



Natural Chalcanthite crystals are very rare in nature. Well-formed crystals are easily grown synthetically from copper sulfate solutions. This can be done by dissolving a readily available chemical salt called copper sulfate, and then letting the water evaporate. This leaves behind a crystallized mass of Chalcanthite which can crystallize beautifully if grown properly. If a Chalcanthite crystal looks to good to be natural, it probably is, as good natural crystals are very hard to come accross. Unscrupulous mineral dealers have been known to sell large, synthetic Chalcanthite specimens without indicating that they are not natural.

Chalcanthite generally forms in arid regions and dry caves which are protected from moisture. It commonly forms stalactitic and botryoidal growths on the walls and ceilings of mine tunnels from the oxidation of copper sulfide minerals. Chalcanthite specimens must be kept away from water and moist conditions, since a chemical effect with water causes them to eventually crumble or dissolve. Some collectors specimens are coated with mineral oil and sprayed with laquer to seal the mineral and prevent it from absorbing water.

Chalcanthite is a very fragile mineral, and care should be taken when handling any specimen.


Chalcanthite is an important ore of copper in areas where it occurs in relative abundance, such as in Chile and Spain. It is also used as a root killer in sewer pipes by flushing Chalcanthite pellets down the toilet. Specimens are popular among collectors, and the synthetically grown crystals are often sold to unwary collectors.

In Chuquicamata and El Teniente in Chile, large, fibrous masses occur in abundance and are mined as an ore of copper. A sizable deposit also exists in Minas de Riotinto, Andalusia, Spain. Also comes from the Sao Domingos Mine, Portugal; and Lubin, Legnics, Poland. Large botryoidal crusts were found Tsumeb, Namibia.

In the U.S., the most prominent locality for specimens is the Planet Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona. Other Arizona occurrences include Bisbee, Cochise Co.; Ajo and Tiger, Pinal Co.; Globe, Gila Co.; Morenci, Greenlee Co; and the Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co. Also occurs in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake Co., Utah; and Ducktown, Polk Co., Tennessee.

Brochantite, Malachite, Calcite, Aragonite, Gypsum, Chalcopyrite

Few other minerals have the rich blue color and forms, making Chalcanthite hard to confuse with other minerals.

Pohaku La’au ~ Quartz Crystal


✣ Dust of the Stars Crown by Elemental Child – Quarz Crystals ✣

Quartz in general are believed to act as an Amplifier of all Energies, Body, Mind and Spirit, and has as many formations as we do personalities. Crystals tend to draw “like minded” Energies to them and can aid in communication with the Higher Realms as they facilitate psychic and Healing Awareness and abilities.

They can be used to Clear and Energize the Energy Centers (Chakras) of the body at all levels.
They are a manifestation of Pure “Love and Light” and are a constant reminder of the blessings of Beauty, Love and Healing.

Pohaku La’au ~ Healing Crystals: Blue Amber

crystals_Blue AmberAmber is an organic gemstone, forming from the hardened resin of ancient pine trees. The hardening process of Amber is known as polymerization, which fossilizes the resin over many centuries and makes it hard and sturdy. Amber is formed from viscous, sticky resin, and therefore commonly contains inclusions that got stuck in the Amber and remained there when it hardened. These inclusions are usually of insects or plants, with the most well-known being mosquitoes…

Pohaku La’au ~ Crystals for the Third Eye


Finding A Balance

The third eye chakra is our true inner self, our consciousness. It is the center of perception and command and directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions and commands the energy flow within the body. When the third eye chakra is in balance we can clearly see and understand the things around us. We are able to communicate with our internal thoughts better and our perception is higher. However, when it is out of balance or blocked you will find yourself confused, difficulty seeing clearly, and a hard time differentiating what is important and what is not. You may feel as if you do not have command of your thoughts. Physical symptoms can include headaches, ear aches, and vision problems. Fear not though, even if your third eye chakra is blocked or out of balance, indigo colored crystals can make it better.

Indigo is the color of an empty sky, of solitude, and reflection. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom, and judgment. Indigo is a soft color ray that is made for introspection, and crystals of this color can help you immensely in your quest for wisdom. Indigo is the color of virtue and maturity. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the third eye chakra. Meditate with an indigo crystal over your third eye to help alleviate blockages and imbalances.


Indigo Symbol

Indigo Crystals Bring You Wisdom, Truth, Dignity, and Spiritual Mastery

Indigo colored stones combine the intuition of the violet ray with the trust of the pure blue ray. They can help you find your way to a higher plane of consciousness. The indigo crystals are beautiful and powerful stones that will bring you reflexive awareness and comprehension of complex relationships. Indigo is also the color of judgment and long life.

Indigo Aura Quartz is very energizing on all levels, and can awaken all seven chakras, the energy centers of the body. The indigo hues in these crystal make them perfect for the third eye chakra. Indigo Aura Quartz is said to increase zest and enjoyment of life, and to dispel sadness. The rich hues of colors in this quartz are alive, dancing energy, ready to enliven your life, and add sparkle and magic to your day. Indigo Aura Quartz is also a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state.

ndigo Aura Quartz brings you water energy. Water energy is the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful.
Indigo Aura Quartz brings you water energy. Water energy is the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful.

Like a crisp, dark winter sky, Iolite, in shifting shades of indigo, violet, and blue carries the spirit of journey, of dreams and intuition, of exploration and illumination. Iolite examines the inner path of the deep self. It assists in letting go of the belief that one needs to control inner experiences, and dissolves fear of the unknown or suppressed parts of the psyche. It increases the capacity to move forward, and allows for the understanding that the examination of one’s wounds is the most direct path to healing. Iolite carries a violet-blue energy that activates and clears the Third Eye, opening communication and awareness from higher vibratory realms.

When in the midst of adversity, Iolite helps to provide solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. It promotes a calm, positive state of mind, instills hope, and assists in decisions on how to proceed.
When in the midst of adversity, Iolite helps to provide solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. It promotes a calm, positive state of mind, instills hope, and assists in decisions on how to proceed.

Pohaku La’au ~ Healing Crystals Color Guide

Understanding the Power of Color in Crystals

Crystal Vaults |  The realization that color has influence over the human mind is as old as recorded history. What is difficult is to separate out the fact from the fiction. Colors have many meanings to people mostly based on their culture and religion.

But the natural crystals and minerals have no culture and no religion. They are a part of the Earth. Their color influence rays stay the same.

We see “red” when angry, and red inspires us to action. We are “blue” when sad. Yellow warms us. Green slows us down both mentally and physically.

The fundamental meanings of colors have been present in the wisdom of all cultures, but somewhat confusing and occasionally misinterpreted. But with the research of today’s practitioners of biology, biochemistry, and physics, we can sort truth from fiction.

Based on extensive research in both the history and tradition of talismans and the more modern human psychological studies of the fundamental effects of color on human bodies and minds, we now know the real, natural effects of gemstone, crystal and mineral color influence rays. This wisdom is captured in the Great Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence.

The Color Wheel of Life and Crystals-


color wheel

This Great Wheel of Life shows the entire year and the entire color spectrum as they naturally flow – bringing you the knowledge of your place and time.

On the Great Wheel the colors flow from the dark indigos and blues of the winter sky through the promise of spring in the melting turquoise waters of the brooks and lakes as they are freed of ice. The colors change to the greens of spring, then to the bright yellows of the hot summer sun. The colors then start to darken, first to the oranges and reds of the autumn leaves then further as the Earth moves into winter, more into the amethysts, violets, and indigos of the now barren landscapes devoid of most plants, but still vibrant with the natural earth tones of the minerals and rocks.

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Your True, Natural Birthstone

The natural color wheel shows the progression of life and color on the planet earth. In contrast to astrologicial signs and other birthstone lists, the color wheel shows us the color of our birth time on earth. The second ring of the wheel indicates the time associated with the colors. The wheel actually is read in counterclockwise order. Start from the winter solstice at the top and follow the color wheel and the year around to the left. The second inner ring shows the days of the year as the year and the color changes progress through the greens of spring, the yellows of summer, and the reds of autumn.

Not only is the Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence a depiction of the natural order of life through the year, it is also a depiction of the natural order of human life. The year starts as the days become longer at the Winter Equinox. Our lives start at birth. Our lives swing around the same wheel. We start as babies helpless and trusting to other for our care. Then, like other parts of nature, in our springtime of life we experience a period of rapid physical and intellectual growth as we find our way to adulthood and maturity. And, just like other life on Earth, a high summer period of young adulthood occurs when we have the enthusiasm, joy, and physical vigor of youth. We then have usually found our mates and paths and, as we mature into full adulthood, the time of passion arrives. We have found our loves, both physical and spiritual. As we mature and gather experience our lives turn inward with reflection and we see things for their real value. In the fall of our lives, our insights and understanding of our place in the cosmos grows.  And we, in the winter of our lives realize periods of high creativity, and growing wisdom.

The Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence shows us the dual nature of color and influence. It shows us that our cycles as people are aligned with the natural cycles of nature. Upon refection, how could this not be so?  We are products of this earth.

HA’AWINA NA POHAKU LA’AU ~ Healing Crystals ~ Ruby Fuchsite

RubyFuchsite-virgoIndia ~ Hardness 6.5-7
Use with 1st Chakra ~ Root 4th Chakra ~ Heart 6th Chakra ~ Third Eye

Most Ruby in Fuchsite specimens will display four colors:
Green ~ Fuchsite, Red ~ Ruby, Blue ~ Kyanite and White to Off-White ~ Quartzite.

This is a wonderful combination of elements that send out wonderful energies in all areas of life. It provides the connection of oneself with the soul level to help you on your spiritual journey while enhancing ones understanding of love at a higher level or vibration.

If you have experienced an awakening within yourself, the energies will strengthen your heart & mind’s neural connections. This enables you to integrate the urgings that you may hear coming from your heart so that you can put them into action.

Both the Ruby and Fuchsite help to open & stimulate your psychic awareness. Placing Ruby Fuchsite on the Third-Eye can awaken latent psychic abilities by opening up the Heart Chakra to receive information.

Since all three Chakra centers are stimulated by the properties of this lovely stone, you will find yourself in a state of harmonious balance. Enjoy this peaceful state, for it is the perfect breeding ground for a truly magical manifestation of your inner desires.

Because your heart center is so affected by the Ruby in the stone, don’t be surprised at your new found capacity, to change your personal circumstances, to include more of the world around you. Your heart space is expanding to the eternal love of the Divine when working with Fuchsite, so expect change!

Concerning matters associated with the heart space, such as, grief or anger, despair, loneliness & defeat, unhappiness or abandonment, to name a few. Fuchsite works well with healing the heart center to bring in the acceptance, peace & love which one needs to begin the healing process.

Fuchsite with Ruby increases your energy field, strengthening your Etheric body, while cleansing the astral body of any negative attachments. On the emotional body, you will find this stone to be a powerful healer, bringing you to a place where positivism rules instead of negativity. This allows the physical body to receive incoming, healing energy patterns.

This highly spiritual stone will assist your growth in spiritual matters on your journey here. You may experience a sense of “knowing” that you never had before, allowing you to see the full essence of your true self. Enjoy the freedom this heart stone brings into your life with it’s life force energies. Truly magical indeed!


38 Awesome Crystals for Spiritual Growth

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Crystals have always been rather appealing to me. There is something special about what they are, what they represent. They are more concentrated than regular rocks, they have more crystalline geometric patterns in their atomic structure than the cells in the human body do (sure, it may not be as fluid and moving, but that’s yin and yang for you).


Na Pohaku ~ Opal: A Photonic Crystal


This opal from South Australia is beautiful… but why does it look like this?  It’s actually a photonic crystal!

Opal is made of small spheres of silicon dioxide, the same stuff as quartz.   These spheres are between 150 to 300 nanometers in diameter, and they’re arranged in a regular pattern.

When light waves pass through an opal, funny stuff happens when the distance between these spheres is half the wavelength of the light.  Imagine water waves trying to fight their way through a regular pattern of round logs standing in the water and you’ll get the picture.  The waves start to bounce back and interfere with themselves.

So, light of certain wavelengths winds up bouncing back off the opal instead of going through!  Since the opal is not perfectly the same everywhere, different parts reflect different colors of light.

When a repeating pattern strongly affects the behavior of light, it’s called a photonic crystal.  Nowadays people are making artificial photonic crystals.   Way back in 1887, the English physicist Lord Rayleigh experimented with stacking layers of different materials to make light of certain wavelengths interfere with itself and bounce back.  When this happens, we now call it a photonic band gap.   But Rayleigh only got this effect to occur in a single direction – at right angles to the layers.

Now people can make 3d arrays of tiny spheres that act as photonic crystals.  We might be able to use them to make color-changing paints and inks.  But the first commercial products involving photonic crystals are photonic-crystal fibers – a bit like ordinary optical fibers, but different.

Photonic crystals are one example of a metamaterial – a material whose optical or electronic properties depend not just on their composition, but from carefully designed tiny structures.

In the Middle Ages, some thought an opal could make you invisible if you wrapped it in a fresh bay leaf and held it in your hand.  Now people are designing metamaterials that can act like a ‘cloak of invisibility’.  But more about that later.

Puzzle: I said opal is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide (called silica), but what’s in the spaces between these spheres?

I don’t know – I only have a clue.  Wikipedia says opal is a hydrated form of amorphous silica, usually containing between 6% and 10% water.  Maybe the spaces between the spheres is a mix of silica and water?

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Crystals ~ Larimar


Larimar is a rare variety of blue Pectolite (silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium). No other Pectolites have the unique volcanic blue colour of Larimar, found only in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea. Though Natives of the region and their ancestors were long aware of this gemstone and used to collect them right off the beach, it first became known throughout the world in the 1970′s when the source rock formation was found upstream by a member of the Peace Corps and a mining claim was granted.

Some believe that Larimar is the blue stone with extraordinary healing properties that clairvoyant Edgar Cayce predicted would be discovered in the Caribbean where part of Ancient Atlantis could be found. For this reason, Larimar is sometimes known as Atlantis Stone or Dolphin Stone, as it is said to assist our ability to connect to and communicate with dolphins and other creatures of the sea.

Visually stunning, Larimar brings the tranquil energy of water and air to mind. It was created by volcanic activity—earth and fire—so this gem has a unique balanced energy that I feel when I tune in. It promotes inner peace, and so is very useful during periods of potentially stressful change, helping us maintain calm, soothe fear and the tendency to try to control, as well as aiding the expression of our feelings.

Larimar is well-suited to be of benefit during times of feeling over-critical of self and others, and offers us an energetic track to follow into watery bliss and acceptance of everything that is. This doesn’t mean fogging out and not striving to shift the world we live in to a more harmonious state. Quite the contrary. Larimar carries a vibration of love transcending all problems of our physical world. And that self-transformation (through nurturing love) creates change for the collective. We can do it! We are all inherently healers. Larimar speaks to me of our feminine powers awakening and focusing on the health of our planet (ourselves!) through a shift in how we can see with more positive perspectives.

Stimulating the throat chakra, Larimar energetically boosts the healing processes through the thymus and thyroid, relating to immunity and energy balance. In the creative realms, Larimar assists us to experiment with and articulate our own styles of communication and expression. Everyone has their own way of being and doing. so let’s celebrate uniqueness! Let’s find new ways to ‘fit in’ through acceptance and appreciation of each-other’s originality.



Aqua Aura Quartz

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In a semi-secret process which is part alchemy and part science, the two unique substances of quartz crystal and pure gold are commingled in a permanent way, creating an immensely powerful protection combination which fuses the White, Blue and Gold Rays into an iridescent display of Light. A color similar to that of the finest Aquamarine gems, but with an enhanced opalescence that flashes etheric shades of shimmering violet. This entrancingly beautiful crystal combines the energetic properties of crystal quartz and gold in addition to sharing many of the metaphysical characteristics of high quality aquamarine.Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Aqua Aura is quartz crystal that has been treated with pure gold solution and when electrical current is applied in a special machine, fuses the gold molecules to the surface of the quartz; taking 12 hours to heat the quartz to 1600F while setting a vacuum equal to 2 earth atmospheres, then letting chemically purified gold vapors into the chamber when the temperature and vacuum are correct. This bonds the gold to the lattice of the crystal, forming a permanent bond to the surface of the quartz and giving it an electric blue color.

The process was awarded the United States Patent No. 6997014 on Feb 14, 2006. The process was invented by Steven F. Starcke, Ronald H. Kearnes and Keven E. Bennet. While the patent might have been given in 2006, this material has been produced by this method for dozens of years prior.

It is the exact same process that is used to coat steel balls to be used as bearings. Additional elements can be used to treat quartz, such as indium, titanium and copper. The coloring of this treatment is only on the surface, so all faceted and polished material you find has been treated after it has been made originally. Often, quartz of lesser quality, with fractures and weak spots, will break apart during the coating process. A little known fact is that the Aqua aura treatment can be used to reveal twinning in quartz crystals that would otherwise go undetected.

Mystical Properties:
Metaphysically Aqua Aura has the qualities of both quartz and gold. Quartz has a harmonizing effect and aligns the chakra system. Gold imparts a more assertive energy to the wearer and the blue color helps stimulate the throat chakra, improving communications abilities through speaking.
Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness, it assists with meditation, telepathy, and psychic healing by bringing more intense energy to the effort. It is particularly helpful for distance spiritual energy healing because of its ability to send energy.

Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can also assist in conscious awareness of one’s own motivations and patterns. Aqua Aura is said to attract success and prosperity, even possibly wealth, and it is also used for protection from psychic attacks.

This wonderful quartz can assist one in plumbing one’s emotional depths and heights while simultaneously retaining inner peace. It can also be an aid to those who wish to become conscious channels for spiritual wisdom, clearing and opening the pathways of inter dimensional communication.

More Healing Information:

Healing Properties:
The gemstone Aqua Aura maintains the wonderful healing and transmitting properties of clear quartz in addition to assisting one in channeling the higher energies of the angels.
Physically Aqua Aura is reputed to help with throat problems, stress-related illness, immune system deficiencies, and the thymus gland.

Aqua Aura Quartz has a very high and intense vibration. It has been used to activate the energy of other minerals and gemstones for healing work, and can be a potent stone when used in body layouts for activation of the Chakras. It can be success fully applied to smooth and heal the Auric field, and to release negativity from one’s emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Both projective and receptive
Element: Fire and Water
Powers: Protection, healing, psychics and power

Wearing Aqua Aura Quartz is said to help one to shine with one’s inner beauty, to attract wealth and success, to bring forth esoteric wisdom, to relieve depression as well as anxiety, and to assist in creating an aura of peace and well being in oneself and one’s surroundings. It is a stone of spiritual elevation, which can serve to help raise the vibration of humanity.

Associations: Sun and Moon

Stone of Leo, Gemini and Capricorn this stone contains positive energy that removes mental blocks and promotes a sense of justice.

Chakra Classification:
Although Crystal Quartz has an enlightening effect on all the chakras, Aqua Aura is highly stimulating to the 5th, or Throat Chakra, enhancing one’s ability to communicate inner truth, at it also has a soothing and relaxing effect on the emotional body.

It can be used to soothe anger, cool feverishness, and release stress, as it is strongly connected to the element of water, and it is therefore a stones for enhancing one’s access to the truth of the emotions and the portals of Spirit which are accessed through the emotions.



Crystals ~ Rose Quartz Crystal


Metaphysical Properties of Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. This crystal connects to the heart chakra. Rose Quartz teaches the true essence of love. It purifies and opens the heart on all levels and brings deep inner healing and self-love. It is calming, reassuring and encourages forgiveness and acceptance of self and others. Rose quartz is also an excellent heart-healing gemstone. It is a nature remedy that can be used for treating any issue that needs emotional healing. Rose quartz is a crystal that carries a very gentle and soothing energy and gives comfort to anyone whose heart has been wounded.

Remedy Benefits of Rose Quartz:
Encourages self love
Heals emotional body
Eases heartache
Relieves loneliness
Releases repressed hurts
Promotes forgiveness
Offers inner peace

The pale pink color of quartz, which can range from transparent to translucent, is known as rose quartz. The color is a very pale and delicate powder pink. Transparent rose quartz is very rare and is usually so pale that it does not show very much color except in large sizes. The translucent quality of rose quartz is much more available and is used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and architectural purposes.

Often called the “Love Stone” or the “Heart Stone”, it is a gem of unconditional love that opens oneself to all forms of love, self love, family love, platonic love, romantic love. This quartz will give the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. In addition it is known to lower stress as well as brining happiness and soothing to the soul. It is said to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself.

Emotionally rose quartz brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance as well as balancing one’s emotions; thus bringing inner peace and harmony. It raises one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It helps balance emotions and heal emotional wounds and traumas, even grief, bringing peace and calm. Rose quartz removes fears, resentments and anger. It can also heal and release childhood traumas, neglect, and lack of love, in part by enhancing inner awareness. It can help with reconciliation with family and others. Overwhelming or unreasonable guilt is eased by rose quartz.

Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, it is said to aid in the proper functioning of the circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs and heart, and to increase fertility and protect against radiation. As well as assisting with fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one’s ideal weight and in weight loss.

Rose quartz is helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect. It is said to give a clear soft complexion and to prevent wrinkles.

Energy: Receptive
Used in rituals and spells associated with love. To attract love, wear a heart shaped rose quarts. Magically rose quartz is used to promote peace, happiness and fidelity in established relationships.

Rose quartz is an excellent calming stone for children. If you purchase one for a child though, please be careful with your choice as children tend to place things in their mouths. Simply handling the stone can have a calming effect, in addition to adding a vibration of warmth and security.

Wear or carry rose quartz when you are feeling despondent and need to feel loved and deeply cared for, it is an excellent stone for that. It’s also quite more effective on the psyche than chicken soup when you are feeling ill.

Rose quartz is linked to the star sign of Taurus, and to Libra as a secondary stone.

Rose quartz is associated with the 4th, Heart Chakra

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