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Crystals gather and collect energy, so before you use them, you will want to make sure they are cleansed energetically, and have the desired intent activated.
Remember, Gratitude, Always!
Once crystals or rocks are cleansed, ask for a specific intent that you wish to focus upon, (NOT what you do not want) for the day. (i.e. "Please provide calm emotions for the day)
-Hold the crystal or rock in your hands & ask for or activate your desire intent.
-Carry on person (i.e. in pocket, cage, tucked in bra) or place on desk or nightstand depending on intent.
For each cleansing technique below, be sure to ask energy to be cleared and for that energy to be recycled.
- Cleanse under cold water (hard crystals only, like quartz family.
- Use vibration, such as a crystal in a singing bowl on a pad; use tingsa chimes, a bell, or a tuning fork by holding vibration over and around crystals.
-Light sage. Once fire is out smoke rises, this is the cleansing agent. Hold crystal in smoke to clense.
As with any treasured tool, we not only care for it, but saying or thinking a few words of gratitude will enhance your relationship and spark better results.
Gratitude in all things goes a long way.
Cleanse daily, or when they feel "sticky" or as if they are not working any more.
As the birthstone for January, garnet is said to bring love, luck, health, loyalty and friendship to people who are born this month.
Although garnet is commonly associated with the color red, these gemstones can be found in almost any colour.
The name “amethyst” derives from the Greek amethystos, which means “a remedy against drunkenness.” Wearing amethyst can be symbolic of personal empowerment & inner strength.
Amethyst is crystalline quartz in colors ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple.
Aquamarine's name derives from the Latin word "seawater." Ancient mariners claimed the gem would calm waves & keep sailors safe at sea. This March birthstone is thought to bring happiness in relationships.
These gems can be found in both blue and blue/green hues.
Due to their extreme hardness, overall durability, and undeniable beauty, diamonds are associated with strength and eternal love.
While the vast majority of diamonds are colorless, they may express a full rainbow of fancy colors.
Legand has it that wearing emeralds will imbue the wearer with heightened intelligence and allow them to think objectively. Others use the stone to promote healing.
The best emeralds express an even, deep green. Some may have blue undertones.
The finest pearls display unblemished surfaces with even coloring. Thus, there is a natural association with qualities like honesty, purity, and wisdom.
The non-traditional birthstone of June is Alexandrite. This gem is worn to enhance the intellect and invite good luck.
The July birthstone is ruby - the red variety of the gem species, corundum. Corundum is the same group that includes sapphires and emeralds. The ruby has long symbolized life, vitality, and youth. Warriors wore rubies into battle hoping that the red gem would give them strength and offer protection.
Rubies have a red hue, medium to medium-dark tone, and vivid saturation. It is acceptable for rubies to express some purple, pink, or orange undertones.
Peridots have been credited with protecting their wearer during the night. This is due to the fact that the lively appearance of peridot fostered ancient associations between the gemstone and the sun.
The green hue of some peridot may overlap with the green color displayed by emeralds. However, peridot often features a unique yellowish overtone.
Sapphires are considered a protective gemstone. They may shield the wearer from physical harm as well as bad intentions and envy.
Like rubies, sapphires are corundum gems. They occur in a full rainbow variety of colors, except red.
Moonstone is one of the best gems for lowering stress and for calming a mind.It will sharpen your intuition and also lead you to inspiration. Moonstones can be found in blue, pink, black, peach, and white.
Perhaps due to their dynamic appearance, opals are associated with light and magic. A symbol of purity, hope and truth. Tourmaline is the modern October birthstone. Tourmalines have been credited with boosting creativity and are favored by artists and writers.
Some opals can display the phenomenon known as play-of-color, dazzling flashes of color that move as the stone is turned.
Citrine is predominantly associated with healing and happiness. Citrine is thought to bring relief & reduce stress.
Citrine is famous for the warm orange and yellow hues, perhaps with some hints of brown. These stones are subsequently heated to enhance the yellow and orange colours.
Through the ages, topaz has been popularly associated with wealth. This is likely due to its more common yellow color, which led some to believe that topaz had the mystical ability to attract gold.
Blue topaz are refered to by trade names such as "London Blue," "Swiss Blue," and "Sky Blue." London Blues have a dark steel blue or grayish blue color. Swiss Blues show a highly saturated greenish blue. Sky Blues show pale blue colors and may somewhat resemble aquamarines in hue and tone.
The modren birthstone for December is Tanzanite. Tanzanite is said to facilitate a higher consciousness, intuition, and perception. Its blue color is also thought to bring calmness to the wearer.