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Friday, December 29, 2017

Sand Dollar Money Spell

Another installment in Sea Witchery. We are going to be using the mighty sand dollar to bring us some money.

Items Needed:

Sand dollar
Small green candle
candle holder
matches
seaweed flakes
seaweed oil – this can be made by taking an oil and infusing sea weed flakes in it for several days straining the seaweed.
A piece of paper
A green pen or pencil.


Timing: Waxing to full

Tide: Rising to high

Gather the required items, you may need to do some prep work several days in advance to make the seaweed oil. To begin with anoint the candle with the seaweed oil and roll the oiled candle in the seaweed flakes, if you can’t find seaweed flakes then crush some seaweed sheets to make flakes or a powder. Light the green candle with these words:

Abundance of the ocean and tide
green candle and seaweed dried
empower my magick make it fly
bring me money in ample supply.
Hold the sand dollar in your hands, the sand dollar is a symbol of the ocean of the pentacle and because it has the name dollar in it, we can use it in abundance and money magick. This once living organism, lived off small edible particles within the sand, it has given its life and we must honor it.

You may wish to say a quick prayer or give it an offering; when you have honored it in someway, empower it to bring you money and abundance:

sand dollar seeker through the grain
help me with my financial gain
I need __ $ to pay whats due
plus a little extra too.
Help me with this important task
if it wasn’t i wouldn’t ask.
Empowered by the power of three
as I will it so mote it be!
Place the sand dollar down and write on a piece of paper how much money you need to pay your bills plus a little extra too. Bless it by passing it quickly through the candle flame, and then under the sand dollar. Let the candle burn out. You may want to repeat this spell until the money comes, be open to the abundance, accept any and all small offers for money such as: helping a neighbor, working over time, giving assistance to someone in need, being observant. Money comes in many ways, so be sure you are not blocking the universes answer to your spell.



©Katie McBrien 2014
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

About The Symbols

The Reiki symbols are powerful connectors to Reiki energy, they are the cornerstone for Reiki practice. In Reiki one, when we first become a practitioner, we aren't given any Reiki symbols. In Reiki two and three we are given symbols to help our ability to further channel energy.

The symbols originate from the attunement process where a practitioner becomes enabled to channel Reiki energy. They are placed directly in our aura & our chakras otherwise known as our energetic body.

The Symbols


In traditional Reiki there are four symbols they are the powerhouse of the Reiki energy and allow us to channel a specific type of the Reiki energy.

Cho Ku Rei


This symbol, given in Reiki two, is the power symbol is allows an increase in the Reiki energy to flow. It opens a practitioner to be able to flow more Reiki energy during a healing or manifestation ritual.

  • Increased energy & power. 
  • Protection on all levels. 
  • Good for healing a specific area like a "laser". 
  • Helps to foster good energy. 
  • Helps to enhance all relationships. 
Use Cho Ku Rei before giving reiki and afterwards to seal off the energy. It's the symbol that is drawn before any other symbol is used and drawn afterwards to seal in that energy. 

Sei Hei Ki

This is the mental emotional symbol taught in Reiki two, which helps to bring together both sides of the brain. Left and right, thought and emotions, to bring peace. Traditionally it's only drawn on the head, but i have found that it's beneficial any where on the body specific the heart and solar plexus chakra where we hold on to painful memories. 


  • Heal the mind & body and bring them together. 
  • Helps to recall information & aid in slowing down memory loss. 
  • Aids one in overcoming additions. 
  • Provides an additional boost in relieving headaches. 
Remember to draw a Cho Ku Rei before and after drawing this symbol. 

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

This is the last symbol taught in Reiki two that allows a practitioner to channel Reiki at a distance. Time and space do not exist with this symbol allowing Reiki healing energy to be sent to the past, present, and future. Also allowing a practitioner to send Reiki to someone who is not physically present. 
  • Send healing to the past
  • Help situations in the future that maybe rough. 
  • Allows a practitioner to send Reiki to someone who is not physically present. 
Remember to draw a Cho Ku Rei before and after drawing this symbol. 

Dai Ko Myo

This is one of my favorite symbols, this is the Master symbol taught in Reiki three. For sometime after I become a Reiki Master Teacher, i only used the symbols I learned in Reiki two feeling like I didn't have a strong connection to this symbol. I have since added it to my manifestation and healing work and have seen a powerful almost immediate change in what I was working on. This symbol ties in the spiritual healing that Reiki two did not focus on. This symbol works on the higher chakra's, bringing powerful transformation.
Remember to draw a Cho Ku Rei before and after drawing this symbol. 

I hope this has helped you learn more about the healing and transformation that becoming a Reiki practitioner can bring not only to themselves but their community. 

Are you interested in becoming a Reiki practitioner? Send me an e-mail katie@katiemcbrien.com or leave a comment below using the platform Disqus
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Monday, December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday! I am spending time with family today and enjoying being able to just relax. I wanted to be sure to do this weekly reading for you even with the holidays.

 

This week we have lots of adventures and fun ahead of us. Just like a diver going into the deep unknown, breaking out of his or her comfort zone, we have to do the same thing. 

This week we are being asked to do things that go beyond our perceived limits, that's where the real magick lies. Just like the diver we have life lines that will keep us safe in-case things go a bit too far. We have our spiritual team ready to assist us, but they want us to go beyond what we think we are capable of. 

Where are you being called to explore this week? 
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Monday, December 18, 2017



We are getting closer and closer to Christmas (Yule for my pagan friends)! So exciting. I am still not really into the holiday spirit, but I am appreciating the snow fall we've had which makes it feel more like the holidays than previous years. 

I've done a pretty good job of keeping up with my Weekly Tarot posts and i've also gotten in the habit of posting a daily tarot card on my instagram. 


I can't promise i'll keep up with it every day, but it's my goal. 

The Reading:



This week we are using the absolutely beautiful Dreams of Gaia Tarot! This week we must pay attention to our inner voice. There is a lot going on in the world around us with the holiday shopping, the political state of the world, and everything else that is demanding our attention we may miss out on our inner voice which whispers to us the important things we must know. 

Our intuition is so quiet that we may miss it if we don't set the intention to listen for it. I recommend doing the grounding meditation each morning or throughout the day to make sure that you are in a place to hear your intuition as it will have some very important messages for you this week. 

Some other things to keep in mind is that intuition comes in more than one way:
  • Inner knowing
  • A Feeling
  • A Vision
  • Hearing a Message 
  • Having a dream
I offer a free course on developing your psychic abilities which can be accessed for free here. 

https://natural-magick-school.thinkific.com/courses/free-psychic-development


What do you think? Have you been getting a lot of psychic information lately? Especially vivid dreams? I'd love to hear about it! Register for free with Disqus and join the discussion! 
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Monday, December 11, 2017


Weekly Tarot Reading 12.11.2017

Welcome to another fabulous week! How is everyone preparing for the holidays? I am still at a loss of what to get those closest to me. My mind seems to be focusing on everything but the holidays and gift giving. Admittedly, I've never really had the holiday spirit, well at least I haven't in the last 20 years. 

This week we are using the Everyday Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake and Elisabeth Alba. 


This week we are joined by the Chariot, this card is all about choosing which direction we want to go. Both choices look equally optimistic but we are at a crossroads and aren't to sure which direction we want to go forward with. It is important to know that we don't have to make this choice by ourselves. Just as this witch has her trusted cat familiar with her; we have those who support us and love us to call on to help us decide. 

Even if you are physically alone you are never truly alone. Spirit is right with you and can help you make the best choice for you at this time, all you have to do is remember to ask. 

Meditation questions:
  • Where do I really want to go? 
    • What is the best way to get there?
  • Who can help me with this journey? 
  • Am I still in alignment in mind, body, and spirit?
    • Do I need to do some soul work to get me back into alignment? 
Now I want to open this up to you in the comments: Do you like these meditation questions? How did this card resonate with you? Please register for disqus, it's free, and leave a comment below. 
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Monday, December 04, 2017


Are we ready for another wonderful week? I could honestly use another couple days off but that's okay, I am going on vacation December 21st-26th! 

This week we will be using the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck. 


This card reminds us as we step into the biggest spending time of the entire year that it's wise to watch our money. Just because there are great deals out there doesn't mean we really need to get the latest technology, or the newest gadget. Save some money aside for unexpected issues because they will arrive, especially with Mercury just entering retrograde

You may not know what Mercury in Retrograde means, it's a time of things breaking down and communication being all fckd up! If you wanna appease good ol' Mercury burning a yellow candle in his honor will help lesson the effects. 

Right now isn't the time to make unnecessary purchases. Don't allow impulse buys to set you back on your budget and dreams. 

Many Blessings, 
Katie McBrien
The Sea Shaman. 
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Good Morning, so some of you may be wondering; what happened this is a new look. I have taken a lot of time, thought about where I want to go and my current situation. I have been hosting my website on various websites throughout the years:

2012- webs
2014- weebly
2015- 2016- wordpress
2017- squarespace and weebly.
2017- onwards blogger with google.

Over the years I have spent hundreds, if not thousands, on website hosts and domain names; I own:

www.spellcraftcards.com
www.teachingreiki.com
www.katiemcbrien.com
www.beginnerwitch.com
www.beginnerwitch101.com
www.ocean-medicine.org
www.theseashaman.com
www.cyantarot.com
www.itsawitchslife.com

**PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THESE SITES ARE NO LONGER MINE**

and a couple that I don't remember anymore.

The short of it is; I can't bring to you what I want too if i am spending all this money on web hosting and putting my energy into all those websites all over the place.

I shrunk away from who I was in hopes that I would attract a big following of various different types of people; instead of just being myself and the right people would come. I am sure some of you don't even know who I am because i've changed so much over the years.

I dulled my light so that I wouldn't push anyone away because I felt that I could help everyone; but the truth is you can never help everyone you can only help those who are ready and in alignment with your truth and your message.

I had my message on so many different sites and platforms I lost sight of what the message really was.

Not anymore; I am putting it all together and if you don't like it; I am sorry. I am a Shaman, a Tarot Life Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, and a Witch.

I do Reiki, crystal magick, and I have a big passion for spells.

So here I am going to be just me, all of my websites will point here. All my offerings are going to be through PayPal on here (PayPal is super secure and has buyers protection.)

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support of my constant changing and upgrades. I have a core group of people in my Inner Circle.

I am switching up my freebies they will all be hosted on a password protected on a free WordPress website, the password and log on information will be sent out with each of my e-mail communications.

I am still going to do my monthly newsletter PDF with amazing free content that is printable for your Book of Shadows; which will be downloadable from my e-mail correspondences.

I feel really good and happy about this choice.

Many Blessings to you and those you hold dear this Holiday Season!
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017



Tarot Spread- Find out if you've Been Cursed 

I am going to precursor this blog post by saying:
YES you can be cursed, people do it ALL the time!

In fact I did it today; I was driving down the road, it's a 45 mph road and this person was insistent on going 25 mph. I beeped, i pointed at the speed limit signs. They didn't have their hazard lights on so there wasn't a problem with their vehicle they just decided that they wanted to go 25. So i cursed them that they would be a beacon to every cop and eventually get a ticket for their reckless driving. *yeah going too slow IS reckless & you can get a ticket for it!*

Probably road rage is the biggest curse out there, we almost all have road rage; it's close to impossible not to let someone doing something stupid get to you. We use bad words, give the middle finger, sometimes we even slam on the brakes or speed up. All that is bad energy we are sending off to the person who is being an idiot and that my friends is the definition of curse!

A lot of people who come to me don't think of curses like the one i described above. They think of black candles, voodoo dolls, hexes, etc. Sure they exist too. Any quick google search of real witchcraft curses will prove that the information is out there and people do use it, oftentimes without thinking and without proper training.

I have been cursed a couple times, it comes with the territory of being a public witch, though this website and The Witching Way, is relatively new. I have been "out of the broom" closet socially for years. I've moderated facebook groups, had several popular witchy websites (the Witches Nitch, It's a Witch's Life, etc.) I have made friends with witches online and some of those friendships didn't end well.

About 5 or 6 years ago I was going through a particularly rough patch nothing I did worked out, I was really depressed, my money was going away faster than it came in, i had a ton of bad luck etc. I did a google search and I found a blog post by Rowan Pendragon (now out of her broom closet as Jess Carlson, if that's her real name i'll never know but that's what she's blogging under now) in this blog post she talks about curses and offers a tarot spread to find out if you've been cursed.

I have used this spread several times for myself and my clients***(please read the addendum to client readings and curses at the end of this blog post) I always found it to be really effective so I am going to share it with you.
Find out If You've Been Cursed- Tarot Spread

Ok you're going to need a traditional tarot deck for this spread, you need the magician card.



Take out the Magician card and set it aside, shuffle the deck, without looking at the cards pull out four more additional cards face down. Slide in the magician card into that small pile and shuffle the best you can without looking at the cards. Draw the cards, if the magician card comes out in the first three cards you have an active curse on you. If the card comes out the last two cards, its not likely that there is a curse against you.

If you have been cursed:


If the cards indicate that you have been cursed read the cards; what themes are present it is mainly cups? Then it's an emotional curse, it is wands perhaps you're lacking personal motivation and feeling depressed, is it pentacles? Then money may be the energy of the curse. Swords would indicate obsessive thoughts, fears, paranoia etc. Majors would be to change your destiny or to really effect you on a deep spiritual level. If the cards are a wide variety of suits then theres a lot of energy at play.

Here's How I have Broken Curses:

  • Burn a black candle everyday starting right away for three weeks, let the candle burn for three hours a day. It takes dedication and time for this type of spell. Remove ALL remains of this working off your property! 
  • Take a bath everyday for three weeks include salt into the bath water. Pull the plug from the bath and let it drain, hop right into the shower and wash yourself clean, air dry. 
  • If you know who has done the spell against you make a mirror box (do not let the mirrors catch your reflection) and place their name on a piece of paper inside. Intend that they can no longer harm you as any energy they send to you will be reflected back on them. 
  • Write down the situation on a piece of paper and destroy the paper take the remains far off your property, a crossroads would do nicely, leave the remains there and ask Hekate to destroy the spells power, turn your back and do not look back no matter what you hear or sense. 

What to do if the cards say NO:


Sometimes bad luck is just that like the wheel of fortune card in the tarot sometimes our luck changes and we have a string of bad luck. Also sometimes we are hurting ourselves and projecting that on others. If the cards say no it's time to do some inner work on yourself, are you doing everything you can do, honestly now, to turn your life around? Are you setting yourself up?

If you truly 100% believe you've been cursed and the cards say no you can repeat the spread in a week or you can take cleansing baths; i do not recommend any other magickal workings until it's 100% confirmed that someone has sent some bad energy towards you. Work on yourself first then when it's confirmed you can work on others projections towards you.

I hope this has helped and given some advice on how to find out if you've been cursed.

Click to learn more about my Shamanic Healing Service where we can look at curses and give you ways to remove them yourself. 

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Manifesting is a hot topic right now. There are tons of courses, blogs, videos, and books written on manifesting each one shares a different technique or way to manifest what you want into being.

I think that's one of my favorite things about being a witch is that I already have some kick ass manifesting techniques in my tool belt!

So what is my secret to manifesting?

Reiki


Yes Reiki! Maybe some of my readers aren't familiar with Reiki so let me tell you a bit about it. Reiki is a an energy healing technique. Reiki stands for universal life force energy, a practitioner becomes attuned through a special ceremony and the opening of certain chakra's and Reiki flows through that person to what they are trying to heal. However, I have found that it is more than just a healing technique and Reiki can be given to anything!

How I Manifest:


I think of what it is that i'm trying to manifest and simplify it as much as possible; if i am short on cash I need an extra 100$ i'll write down:
$100.00

Then I add in some witchy stuff; maybe a green crystal like jade which is all about prosperity and luck and some money drawing herbs like basil or grass (it grows abundantly!) Then i'll take a green candle and place that in a candle stick or in a fire safe dish like my cauldron. I'll place that on-top of my written goal and put the crystal on the side of the cauldron or the candle stick and sprinkle the herbs around the stone on the paper.

I do charge each item before I begin with Reiki; the candle, the stone, the paper, the herbs. I light the candle and possibly say my intention in a small spell verse like:
Fire burns, money flows
troubles end, prosperity grows

I like something small and easy to remember so i can chant it without having to look at a paper. As I am working the spell I flow reiki as well; because I am a Reiki Master Teacher I use symbols as well:
  • Cho Ku Rei- for added power 
  • Sei He Ki- to remove any mental blocks i have to achieving my goal this could be self-worth, or something else entirely that I am not aware. 
  • Di Ko Mio- adding in the spiritual energy that the master symbol brings in as well bringing my mind, body, and spirit into alignment for my goal. Technically I could have just used this symbol but i have found that using each symbol separately helps my mind really tap into the magic that is reiki! 

Once the spell is complete i'll gather up the items into a bag if it's something I want to keep around and either keep it in a safe place or carry it with me. If it's something i'm trying to get rid of i'll bag up the items and take them far away from my house and drive away without looking back. Many public areas have trash can's outside i utilize one of them as long as the spell parts can't look awfully suspicious or be misinterpreted as threatening to others.
Recap:
  • Decide your intent
  • Write it down (3,6,9 or more times for added power)
  • Decide if you're going to add in special ingredients for added power.
  • Flow Reiki to all the ingredients or just the paper using the symbols that you're attuned too or just reiki if you are a level 1 practitioner! 
  • If you are doing a spell start the spell & flow reiki to the spell in progress. 
  • Decide what to do with the remains:
  • Keep things that you're trying to draw to you
  • get rid of things that you are cleansing or remove from your life.
  • Flow Reiki one more time and then move forward in your life. 

Reiki works in mysterious ways, and it's helped me very much to remember:
Reiki can not harm; it's energy isn't built for harming so if your spell is more on the darker or grayer side forgo Reiki during the spell process and give yourself Reiki afterwards to cleanse yourself.

Are you curious about Reiki?

Download this free Reiki pamphlet to learn more about Reiki Energy. 


I hope this post has helped you! I'd love to hear your thoughts of manifesting with Reiki in the comments below!
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Today, I do not share a spell, but rather some information on successful spell casting. Though I refer to Witches in the feminine sense, I am not excluding males. Here are some bullet idea’s to further build upon creating successful spells to manifest you desires and wishes.
  • Your “will” is the most important tool. If you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your magick will succeed then you’re on your way to successful spell casting.
  • Tools and hard to find ingredients are just pluses as I mentioned in key one the will of the witch makes the magick. A real witch needs nothing more than a desire and strong emotions to create powerful changes in her life.
  • Some spells will need to be re-enforced over a period of time. These include spells for big items such as a house, car, new job, raise, spells that influence other people, etc. Repetition….
  • All spells bend reality, but reality is much more fluid than we give it credit, think of the matrix- if you have not seen the movie do yourself a favor and rent it. However, remember that while on earth there are some things that can not change- you will always remain physically a human (mentally & spiritually you are free to explore other “bodies and realities” look into shape-shifting and shamanic journeying), you are bound to the laws of physics- no flying……, all manner of beasts and creatures exist, on this physical plane however, they do not- Look into shamanic “worlds” understand that the worlds do co-exist and just like the matrix sometimes they overlap and things get a bit screwy. ((mermaids, faeries, elementals, ghosts, warewolves, vampires, etc….))
  • The most powerful witch for a personal need or problem is not someone else with a higher degree or more knowledge! You are the expert! Your emotions and “will” fuels each spell you cast, if you aren’t into your magick, chances are it will NOT manifest. Another witch, has a chance but the best chance for success comes from your need and desire.
  • A real Witch never stops learning, never stops trying to improve her craft, but she doesn’t let her inexperience stop her from trying- just like learning to walk or ride a bike or write, practice makes perfect, and sometimes we have to stumble and fall before we can be a master.

“Real Witches are spiritual athletes they may stumble and fall but the true witches get right up brush off the dirt and get right back to try again.”— Katie McBrien

When your magick fails, sit back and do some journal work look at the time and phase of the moon, your frame of mind, your emotions- did you not get emotional about your need? If not you are missing a key to success! After reflection- rework your spell on paper- look at the moon, the day, the hour, the tide (if your a Sea Witch), and when the time is right re-work your spell(s). Most of the time a blockage exists within us or we are impatient.
When crafting spells, some require you to be real specific about the time frame, if you need 100$ by the end of the month be sure to state that otherwise you 100$ may come after your need has passed. You can always write down what you need and when you need it on a piece of paper and burn it or keep it on you.

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ADAPT OTHER PEOPLE’S SPELLS TO SUIT YOUR NEED, TIME, INGREDIENTS, BUDGET, ETC.

Just because the high priestess of the coven of avalon (or whatever) wrote the spell does not mean it’s going to work for you, a real witch adapts to their needs- always.

I hope these little thoughts help you to master the art of spell casting. Look forward to more spells coming soon!


©Katie McBrien 2014- no part of this article can be re-printed or shared without the authors permission or credit given. Sharing is acceptable when credit is given and a link back to my website www.katiemcbrien.com
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My Grounding Story

Let me tell you a little bit about myself; I am:

  • Empathic- I feel the emotions of others.
  • Medium- I sense spirits around me.
  • Psychic- I see, feel, and know things either from being around the strong energy of others or by being close to them.
  • Gemini- as a gemini I am an air sign which means that I spent a lot of time in my head and not grounded in reality, its true.

As being a sensitive I feel things, see things, and know things that sometimes are too much for me and leave me feeling:

  • Tired
  • Drained
  • Emotional
  • Angry
  • Upset
  • Overwhelmed

After studying for many years the benefits of different energy healing modalities such as: chakra work, Reiki, manifestation, etc. I learned that in order to be at my prime I have to ground. ​

Benefits of Grounding 

Grounding is the process where you connect to the earth and exchange energy. The energy you give the earth is anything that no longer serves your highest good. ​This could be:
Anger

  • Overwhelm
  • Sadness 
  • Excessive energy or jitters
  • Others emotions

What we get when we do a grounding meditation varies to our needs it can be:

  • Release of that which no longer serves us; freeing us to be in ourselves.
  • Energy when we are depleted
  • Peace
  • Relaxation

A Free Grounding Meditation

I have been using this meditation for years and it has brought me so much peace and helped me through troubling times. I want to gift it to you for free. It can be downloaded and listened on your iPhone, computer, tablet, etc.






Lets Connect!

I'd love to hear what you think of this grounding meditation in the comments below! I'd also love to connect with you!
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

***THIS POTION IS NOT MEANT TO BE INGESTED OR PLACED ON THE SKIN AS WILLOW LEAVES & WILLOW BARK IS POISONOUS!***

Use this potion to help open your third eye and start trusting the information you receive! Oftentimes trust is the hardest thing to come to terms with when we start working with our psychic abilities, we may get something and not trust it; even if it's accurate. This potion can help. 

Please note that you should not ingest this potion the herbs in this potion are poisonous. 

Items needed:
  • Dried weeping willow leaves or bark
  • Mugwort
  • Moonstone
  • Labradorite
  • Olive Oil or Jojoba oil
Weeping willow trees are associated with the element of water, which rules over the psychic aspects.

Moonstone is the crystal to connect with the moon and can be found relatively in-expensively at new age stores! This stone will help you connect with the psychic aspects of the moon and the waters the moon governs.

Labradorite is my “Go To” stone for psychic ability, just looking at the blue/grey sheen on it as you move it makes my third eye pulsate! Some of the most amazing psychic experiences I have had involve labradorite!

Mix the ingredients together and  you have a magickal oil to anoint your psychic tools & charms which will help you increase your ability to be psychic!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


I thought i'd show you around my magickal library! I have well over 200 books! Check it out & let me know what you think! 



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ALL CRYSTALS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. IF YOU HAVE A CRYSTAL I HAVEN'T WRITTEN ABOUT CONTACT ME AND I'LL WRITE UP A DESCRIPTION FOR YOUR STONE!

Agate:

They’re many different varieties of agates out there below are just some stones in the agate family. Agates by nature are protective stones.

MOSS AGATE-

Moss agate is the go to stone for earth energy, it is seeping with green magick, moss agate can be used as a grounding stone, a prosperity stone, and it’s a stone for slow but steady changes. Also a good stone to use if you are in the process of quitting smoking, which I have used with success.

BLUE LACE AGATE-

Blue lace agate is a calming stone, great for young boys, or women who are looking to get in touch with the masculine side. Blue lace agate can be used to cool down tempers, or bring about deep relaxation. If you are trying to conceive a boy use this stone for fertility work.

BOTSWANA AGATE-

reminds me of a sunset. This stone can be used to shed light on situations, brighten a dark day. It is a protective stone. Cassandra Eason says this stone is wonderful for quitting smoking. Make a gem elixir from Botswana agate to drink in the morning and each time you feel that you need to smoke.

DENDRIC AGATE-

Dendric agate brings stability, and groundedness. I wear a dendric agate ring constantly because the energy of dendric agate is slow moving and results are seen overtime. Add this stone to spells that done over a period of time such as finance spells and business success spells.

Alexandrite-

is a greenish crystal but when viewed under different lighting conditions it turns a beautiful pink color! What a wonderful stone to work with for healing of the heart chakra! Love and relationships would benefit of an alexandrite stone in magick! Beware though lots are lab created now and are expensive!

Amazonite-

Amazonite combines the earth element with the water element creating a balance that can be used for magick, use in spells for healing, and growth, money and emotions.

Amethyst-

Amethyst is a go to stone for awakening the third eye. Used by the Greeks and Romans to help one not become intoxicated, this stone can be used as a charm to help one overcome the addiction to alcohol- or to be used in spells to make one see the dangers of alcoholism. This stone can also be used to deepen your psychic ability. Use in spells for calming and psychicism. Amethyst is a stone also great for nightmares to help one overcome them and have a peaceful sleep.

Amber-

like a ray of sunshine on a cold day amber warms and energizes all it comes in contact with! Amber is actually not a stone but a hardened fossilized resin! Use amber to empower spells and rituals with the energy of the sun and earth! Amber is also known as the Witches Stone! (source-Ann Moura)

Ametrine-

Ametrine is a natural (stressed here because a lot on the market is fake, by heating certain parts of an Amethyst crystal causing it to turn yellow for citrine.) crystal of citrine and amethyst! Ametrine combines the wealth drawing powers of citrine, and the intuitive opening energies of amethyst. Ametrine would be a wonderful stone for the intuitive business owner.

Angelite-

is a beautiful pale blue milky stone is perfect for activating our intuition and connecting us of course to our angels. The angels are here to help us and have been since our birth, if you are interested in connecting with the angelic realm this is a perfect safe stone to do so.

Apatite-

Apatite is a stone that comes in several colors; I have personally worked with the green & blue colors. Both colors of apatite work on the digestive system and aids one to balance their digestive system- apatite, absorption, & metabolism.

Aventurine-

Comes in a variety of colors- red, pink, blue, green, white, & yellow.  

BLUE:

aids in communication matters, and the ability to be able to express oneself clearly. It also helps one to feel the emotions of others and feel compassion. This is a great stone for someone who is just starting off on their healing journey.

GREEN:

is a good crystal to add to any money magick we may be doing. Aventurine will draw wealth and prosperity to you. Add this crystal to other ventures that need growth as well. Good for those in business for themselves.

RED:

Connects with the root chakra which rules sexuality, drive, energy, and protection.

Aquamarine-

Aquamarine is one of my most favorite stones; this stone connects wonderfully with the element of water.  Aquamarine is good for those who need to communicate but do not know how too. It also serves as a protective stone. It is said that aquamarine will help you connect with water beings such as mermaids and water devas.

Azurite-

This beautiful deep blue stone use this stone to awaken your intuition, psychic, the clairs (clairaudient, clairsentient, clairvoyant, etc). You can use this to connect to your own inner guidance system, and your guides and the higher power you choose to work with (God/Goddess).

Bloodstone-

Blood stone is the perfect go to stone when one needs some confidence, it was handed to me when I was at a funeral and I had to talk to many different family members dealing with the grieving process. Blood stone is also a wonderful stone for healing issues related to blood.

Bronzite-

Bronzite is a brown and black metallic like stone- this grounding stone works well on helping you stay focused and bringing things into action. This stone helps us to determine what we want in our lives so that we can focus on how to bring it into being.

Calcite-

Calcite comes in a variety of colors, green, orange, yellow. Calcites energy relates to the color of the stone you are using, however, the energy is a smoother gentler energy, so it will take longer to manifest, use this stone in long term goals and projects.

Carnelian-

is a deep orange stone sometimes with white or darker orange/red inclusions. This stone is a stone of the sacral chakra it rules our creativity, passion, vigor for life. It is also a protective stone which can help us feel safe and secure.

Cavansite-

If you were to only get one stone to open your psychic senses I would suggest cavansite to be it. Cavansite immediately opened my psychic centers. **care should be used with this stone as it is incredibly fragile!** This spikey blue stone packs a powerful psychic punch in opening your third eye. It can be used when doing readings, or dreaming or just for you and your evolution. However, I must say this stone may not be for everyone I found it to be a bit like Moldavite, very high energy.

Celestite-

is a clear blue stone, I mostly know this stone by its from in matrix or in a cluster/cave like formation. This stone is wonderful for connecting with the angels and activating our higher chakra’s; throat, third eye, and crown. This stone is perfect for someone who is just looking to start working with their angels and the angelic realm. This stone also has a calming energy and can help one speak their heart while feeling safe enough to do so.

Chrysoprase-

is a beautiful green stone that appears smooth or waxy when polished.  This is a great stone to help you open your heart chakra and bring about lasting love into your life. It aids one to feel compassion when they are having problems finding the ability to do so. This is also a great stone of hope, sometimes all we need in life is hope that the next day will be better this stone can help you or a client find hope even in the most bleakest of situations.

Citrine-

known as the "merchant stone" citrine is all about increasing abundance in our lives, and attracting money our way. Citrine is also one of the most happy and bright stones that I know and can be used to brighten even the darkest of days. Please note that most citrine in stores now are heat treated amethyst and not authentic citrine- though I am not 100% sure it matters as the only difference is that genuine citrine is created by heat in the ground and synthetic citrine is made in a lab by still involves heat. You decide if this is going to impede your magick - as it has not affected mine.

Dumortierite-

Is a magnificent stone for finding your inner peace; this blue stone radiates a sense of serenity and calm. It looks an awful lot like Sodalite but it’s milkier and grayer. The energy reminds me an aweful lot of the New England area. Use it foster patience & when you are in need of emotional support, this stone reminds you that sometimes we need to fall into the depth of our emotional vastness to find peace. It is okay to cry.

Emerald-

This beautiful green stone, does not have to break the bank, there are many different qualities of this beautiful gem which can become easily affordable for the common folk to hold on too. Emerald is the stone that great

Epidote-

Is a dark colored mineral that grows much like tourmaline in “hairs” and “large clumps” yet when you place a light behind the mineral you will see that it is not black it is indeed a dark green- like a bog or evergreen plant. Epidote is an energy enhancer. It can be added to any grid or working to increase the energy of the other stones it comes in contact with. It is often found growing with Prehnite.

Fluorite-

comes in a variety of colors again but these are usually found growing together. There is yellow, white, green, purple, blue, and shades in between. This stone is a great stone for students and scholars as it helps active the mind. Those with intellectual jobs will either find this stone a great aid or become overwhelmed by the spacey feelings that can occur when holding it. I have used this stone with great success while working on research projects, psychic work, and communication. 

Fuchsite-

*Soft Mineral* Fuchsite is a soft mineral whose texture that reminds me of eye shadow. It’s a wonderful stone for connecting with spiritual beings such as guides, angels, devas, and faeries. It also helps one feel less overwhelmed with life. It’s a fantastic stone to help heal the healer and can be combined with any topical crystal healing modality. Do not use this stone in a direct method for gem elixirs as it will dissolve.

Garnet-

Garnet is a stone of passion, a wonderful stone that can be used to spice things up in a relationship! If your relationship is slowly fading out try adding in some garnet magick to your love life. Love & passion spells will benefit the most from this stone. However, this stone can be added in other spells that require passion and energy such as business and creativity ventures.

Hematite-

Hematite is the perfect grounding stone if you feel like you have excess of any emotion or energy grab a piece of hematite and hold it in your projective hand and ask that all your excess emotions and energy get sucked into this powerful stone. Afterwards let this stone sit out in a place either in a bed of salt or smudged so that the energy is gone and removed. (Please refrain from long exposure to salt water and salt as hematite will rust). There is such a thing as magnetic hematite as well which is a great manifestation stone in the same principles as a loadstone, program a magnetic hematite to what you want to be drawn towards you (health, wealth, love) and then add it to mojo bags, poppets, stick it in your pocket or purse. A great all purpose stone!

Herkimer Diamond:

I first experienced this stone about two years ago while at a crystal store in the Philadelphia region. I was first drawn to its clarity, it reminded me a lot of clear quartz but clearer, also the particular stone I looked at seemed to have some black inclusions. They say this is a stone of attunement and I think it's a stone I need to get attuned too. My experience with this stone was one of great peace; however, it kept me up all night.

Howlite-

Howlite is a white stone often found with black inclusions- this stone is often dyed blue/turquoise and sold as turquoise on the market today. White Howlite is a peaceful calming stone often used for dream work and spiritual guidance. Howlite also helps with bones, teeth, and structure and can be used to heal these ailments.

Iolite-

also known as water sapphire is the stone of the shaman. This stone helps one leave the body for shamanic work and can help increase your intuition or psychic abilities. This stone also helps expand our awareness and increase our connection to the energies beyond ourselves.

Jade-

Most know this beautiful stone from its green form, popular with the Asian culture, it is often crafted into amulets for protection and wealth. There are other colors associated with jade though:

BLUE:

is attuned to the higher chakras it works on our ability to communicate our truth, protect us while communicating, and bring clarity and focus into our lives.

WHITE:

is sometimes seen in lesser quality Jade pieces, though it is no less powerful. White works with bringing healing energies into our bodies, grounding our spirit into our center, and bringing about a deep sense of calm.

GREEN:

is the type of jade that we mostly see around, and is usually the most sought after pieces. Green jade is associated with abundance (bringing financial and other abundance to the wearer or owner), and protection. Often times jade is given to new born babies to protect them and bring them luck.

Jasper-

is another protective stone family; this family though tends to be on the very affordable side and something you may even find in a stone quarry or rock yard.  

BRECCIATED JASPER:

is a red stone with white and black inclusions. This stone is a protective stone that aligns to the root chakra. This stone helps bring vitality and life energy to anything it is placed near. This stone has been used with great success in rain spells bringing rain to parched areas. Use this stone to bring nourishment to parched areas in your life.

DALMATIAN JASPER:

this stone is white with black specks in it- it looks so much like a Dalmatian’s coat- this stone is perfect for removing lower vibrational energies and transmuting them into something positive. Again this stone is protective on many levels. I always giggle at the Dalmatian association and “Jasper” being one of the bad guys who steal the Dalmatians for Cruella De Vil in the Disney movie.

FANCY JASPER:

This stone is fun and full of energy and life. Yet its properties align to the root chakra which makes it a rather serious stone, this stone like the other jaspers are about holding steadfast to our goals, having clear focus among the chaos, and like the other jaspers grounding.

LEOPARD SKIN JASPER:

This stone has a different energy than the other jaspers this stone is more etheric and allows the owner to go more with their psychic and spiritual selves. This is a stone of journeying and meditating, this stone allows one to connect with their spirit animals and spirit helpers. Again though like the other jaspers it is protective. This stone connects the root, heart, and crown chakra.

MOOKAITE JASPER:

This stone is from Australia, this stone varies in color but I often see it as intense colors mixed with white not all the way integrated; there are some spots that look like an intense color mixed with white to soften it, with streaks of the intense color and then just spots of white. This jasper helps one to heal and connecting the crown chakra and the third eye chakra bringing awareness and intuition into the healing practice. This stone would be a great stone for alternative healers.

OCEAN JASPER:

This is a fantastic stone that comes from Madagascar, which can only be mined during low tide. This stone relates to the water element, and will definitely help you out emotionally. This stone helps you come to terms with emotions and release that in the past which no longer serves you. I had a dream once where I wanted to get closer to a guy I really liked and he was stuck in the past and could not move forward because of old “ghosts” instantly I saw him wearing ocean jasper. I wear ocean jasper to keep my emotional body cleansed and not “bottle” up my emotions as much as I used too. This can cause problems with others who are not used to this side of us, but ultimately it’s a healthier you! If you want to connect to the ocean this is the stone to do it! I highly suggest this stone to be used in sea rituals where you cannot be physically present at the sea-side.

PICTURE JASPER:

I love picture jasper it reminds me of sandstone walls of great mountains in the desert. This is a pale golden color with black or darker lines going through it. This stone is associated with the root chakra and helps to ground us. It brings nurturing energies sparking us to be able to find confidence where we may not have found it before.

RED JASPER:

a lot of times in large crystal grab bag bins you will find a deep red stone; this is Red Jasper. Red jasper is associated with the root and sacral Chakra. This stone is good for working with passion, and sexual issues. It is very healing and can be used as an emotionally protective stone for those who have suffered abuse in the past and are fearful now. It also governs over stabilizing and can be used to help ground extra energies that may leave us feeling frazzled and fried. 

ZEBRA JASPER:

Zebra jasper is just like its wild animal counterpart, black and white stripped. This stone helps us connect deeply with mother earth; it is associated with the root chakra. If you are feeling sad and having problems seeing the positive in the world this stone may help you break through any inner barriers you may have- this stone brings joy and optimism.

Jet-

This is a traditional stone for the witch especially when paired with amber. This stone is a grounding stone and is used for protection, if you are gridding your house for protection from any matter of things this stone should be used for this purpose in addition to black tourmaline. It is becoming harder and harder to find real jet on the market a lot of what is being sold is indeed fake. Jet is a light weight stone, so much so that it does not feel like a stone, that is pitch black. Jet is fossilized coal that comes from a type of wood. In addition to the protective properties jet can be used as a healing stone to help relieve pain. It’s a fantastic support stone for those who feel they do not have people support in their life may find this stone to be helpful. It also aids one by clearing other stones it comes in contact with.

Kyanite-

There are actually several colors of Kyanite there is blue, black, green, and orange, it should be noted that this particular family second to Citrine is famed for never needing to be cleansed because it is one of the few stones that does not retain negative vibrations instead in transmutes them into something positive.

BLACK KYANITE:

is one of the best cleansing stones and is often used by healers to cleanse their other stones but care should be used as the Kyanite family is fragile and will break easily.

BLUE KYANITE:

this is probably one of the most known and easily recognized forms of Kyanite. It is usually sold at metaphysical fairs and stores. This stone works with the throat chakra so it rules over area’s relating to communication, finding your inner voice, and guidance from guides and angels. It is a high vibration stone, and will help your channeling abilities.

Labradorite-

Labradorite is a type of feldspar (moonstone is another example of a feldspar) originally found in Canada, labradorite is one of the best stones for scrying (or gazing into an object to receive information in the form of one of the psychic clairs- clairaudient, clairsentient, clairvoyant, etc.)Labradorite reminds me of a cold gray night with flashes of lightning that light up the surrounding landscape. When this beautiful stone is turned it flashes much in the same way rainbow moonstone does. This is another stone of intuition but it’s also a stone of deflecting energies and emotions that are not positive for us. This stone comes to me every day as I travel about the world protecting my body (chakras) and my psychic antenna from picking up information that is best suited I do not get. So this is a stone of intuition, and protection.

Lapis Lazuli-

Lapis is a regal stone, a deep blue with golden flecks inside. When I think of lapis Lazuli I think of the Goddess Isis, this would be a perfect stone to connect with the energies of Isis. However, this stone is traditionally a stone of increasing psychic ability, royalty (so for increasing wealth and prosperity) and night time magick.

Larimar-

Larimar is famed to help the owner communicate with dolphins and other aquatic creatures. This beautiful pale blue and white stone (sometimes with light green mixed in as well) looks just like a Caribbean ocean. This stone is tranquil, during one particularly stressful time in my life I craved Larimar and wanted a bed of it so I could rest my weary head.  This is a nurturing stone, it helps aid communication, and is a high vibrations stone- to this day I still wear a small piece of larimar to help bring about tranquility.

Lepidolite-

this is one of the ultimate stones in helping one find their inner peace, the stone make up actually includes lithium a drug that is given to help a person relax- those who are already on a lithium medication or one like that should be careful when holding this stone for extended periods of time. This stone aids in shifting awareness to that of global and universal focus rather than on just oneself. It is also a stone of transition, if you are going through a particularly rough period and need help getting to the next step then this stone is good to help you get there.

Malachite-

Malachite aids in teeth regeneration, it is especially powerful after one has dental surgery, and has been used with great success by myself and others in reducing swelling & pain after tooth extraction. One should be really careful with using this stone though because Malachite amplifies all emotions and actions, if you are full of energy and vigor malachite will bring more for you to draw from but if you are depressed and sad this stone will only make this more pronounced in your “vision”. This stone also is a deeply protective stone and at one point I had a vision of using it as a love amulet shaped like an elephant.

Mica-

Mica is a mineral that grows in sheets, and can be pulled part like pieces of an onion. It actually grows in quite large quantities where I live and often is found in stream beds and the sand and rock that lines the stream beds often glisten with small pieces of mica. Mica is about finding peace and strength within your current life situations. Like an onion mica can be used as a meditate tool to peeling away the layers of a situation or inner person. This stone can also be used for protection.

Moldavite-

Moldavite is a powerful stone created when a meteor struck the earth, the pressure and heat involved in the crash produced Moldavite. Moldavite is a high vibration stone specifically because it contains partly space energy. It’s a stone of connecting to the greater universe and it is quite expansive. It accelerates and brings about rapid change- do note that not everyone can handle this high vibration stone it is highly recommended that you ground after using this stone and probably it should not be worn for extended periods of time until you are certain how it affects you.

Moonstone-

is a pale milky to clear translucent form of feldspar (labradorite is in this family), sometimes we find “rainbow moonstone” or “peach moonstone” all are very similar. This stone will help connect you to the cycles of the moon and should be charged in direct full moon light for several hours to a night, it is a powerful stone that will increase intuition and psychic abilities. This stone heals emotional wounds, and can aid in healing of feminine organs (breasts, uterus, and ovaries.) This stone also helps connect to the great divine feminine some may call Goddess, others The Virgin Mary, and some Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a stone that works with the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakra.

Obsidian-

Obsidian is another stone family that contains different types of crystals; these stones are protective & grounding:

BLACK OBSIDIAN:

This stone is another protective stone which works well with black tourmaline, black Kyanite & black onyx. This stone is also called Apache Tears, so beyond its normal usage of protection and ground it is also used for deep healing. This stone is a stone that helps someone who is grieving from a deep emotional loss either current or one in their past that they have not fully dealt with.

MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN:

This beautiful red and black stone is a deep color that reminds me a lot of red bricks with black inclusions. As the other obsidians this stone is protective but protective of our place in the world, it gives us a safe place to release past experiences which we still hold on too. It helps remove blockages in our energetic body while shielding us from future experiences that may not be good for us. Use this stone when working with disorders of the circulatory system.

RAINBOW OBSIDIAN:

This stone is a lot like Labradorite, it looks like one thing a dull drab stone but when the light catches it a certain way you can see all sorts of flashes and sparkles. Rainbow obsidian reminds me a lot of oil slicks you see in a parking lot after it rains, yet of course without all the nasty side effects. This stone is uplifting bring a flash of color in the darkest of nights. Like its other obsidian brothers and sisters it protects and shields the wearer from harm.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN:

Snowflake obsidian is a favorite of mine that I have used quite often. I instinctively used this stone several times to help clients gently accept the present and the coming future. This stone is peaceful like snow softly falling in the woods. Use this stone to find your inner Zen because it is a peaceful, calming, and centering stone.  

Onyx (black) -

this stone is another favorite stone that I have worn for protection, its energy is expansive.

Opal-

is a pretty awesome stone; it gets its shine and colors from water trapped within the stone- it is a fragile mineral which can easily be damaged due to fast rapid temperature changes. Opal activates our upper chakras enhancing our intuition, psychic abilities, and connection to the cosmos. There are different colors and types of opals- there is Mexican fire opal & Australian Boulder Opal to name a few. Each opal has the same basic qualities yet each will affect certain areas depending on their base colors, for example Australian Boulder Opals tend to have a base of brown with streaks of opal running throughout, this stone would connect well to the sacral and root chakra’s ruling over how safe we feel in this world, protecting us, & our self worth.

Peridot-

this green stone is a like budding leaves in the spring. This stone helps one be protected from jealousy and envy. (Green with envy ring a bell?) This stone resonates well with the heart chakra and will help heal emotional issues, while helping function from a place that is NOT of the ego.  Because of this stones green color it will help align you well to the plant kingdom, if you are a gardener this stone may be useful to you in your quest to form strong bonds with your plants and trees. This stone also helps one bridge a communication gap with the plant and tree spirits again assisting the healer and witch.

Pietersite-

Also known as the tempest stone. Naisha Ahsian the co author of “The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach” classifies some stones as being a part of the “storm element” and Pietersite is one of those amazing stones, Pietersite can bring about rapid change. Pietersite comes in various colors but it is usually seen in a swirling pattern looking quite similar to tiger eye, most stones that I have seen actually like swirling clouds during a thunderstorm. This stone works on your intuition and psychic abilities, helping foster rapid spiritual growth.

Prasiolite- (Green Amethyst)

I had never heard of green amethyst until recently, it’s a beautiful stone. Like Peridot it helps us connect with the plant kingdom, and I find it especially powerful since I believe amethyst to be a powerful stone. It’s a member of the quartz family; it helps us connect with the divine. It is connected to the heart chakra so it will help with heart healing and matters related to love and emotions.

Prehnite-

A stone of accurate prophesy this stone is perfect for tarot readers, mediums, and psychics. This stone allows us to accurately interpret the messages we receive. This stone relates well to the air element and the water element. It is often found growing with Epidote. All in all if you are looking for a fantastic stone to jumpstart and increase your intuition and psychic abilities this is the stone for you.

Pyrite-

I think most of us know pyrite also known as “Fools Gold”. Pyrite is a good stone again for protection it seems to just reflect negative vibrations. It is also used in prosperity work to building up prosperity in your life on all accounts not just the financial means. Pyrite is very heavy and can be used in healing by releasing stress in the body allowing one to full heal- it would be a great stone to use in conjunction with Reiki.

Quartz-

There are many different stones that fall into the quartz family.

CLEAR QUARTZ:

Clear quartz is a popular stone; it is so popular because it can be programmed for any use. It can be used for healing, protecting, energizing, growing, etc. It is a stone of amplification which means that it will enhance whatever you program it with.

BLACK TIBETAN QUARTZ: (DOUBLE TERMINATED)

this stone is found in Tibet and has incredible protective qualities. On some levels though its vibration reminds me a lot of Herkimer Diamonds, it’s a stone of attunement. It also carries its quartz properties so it amplifies whatever you charge it with. I highly suggest this stone for those who are healers as it amplifies your energies while protecting you.

INCLUSION QUARTZ (LODOLITE):

I love this stone, right now I cannot get enough of this powerful stone. This stone has inclusions of chlorite, hematite, and feldspar. Often times when the stone is cut properly the stone appears to have an inner landscape inside. This is the stone of shamanic journeying and is often called the “shaman’s dreaming stone.” Some say this stone is soft and best used for emotional release, calming and soothing- I would not necessarily agree with this; I find this a very powerful stone taking on the minerals that combine it- powerful quartz and its inclusions mentioned above. I find this stones energy to be direct yet the matters with which it rules; the subconscious psychic and intuitive parts of self are gentler in nature.

LEMON QUARTZ:

This stone is a new one to me; some say it’s just citrine but with less orange in it- others say it’s man made irradiated to make it a bright “lemon” color. Lemon Quartz has an energetic affiliation with the solar plexus chakra which rules our personality and our personal power. This stone is quite attuned to learning and can be used to help aid our absorption of information or ability to be able to write clearly. I have also found this stone enjoys the light playing through its various sides. Try crystal gazing into a piece and see if any secret information comes your way.

ROSE QUARTZ:

Rose quartz one of the most popular stones second to amethyst in the healers cabinet. This stone rules the heart chakra and is often used in healing matters related to the emotions (heartache, loneness, past emotional abuse). It’s also a great stone for those suffering from low self esteem.

RUTILATED QUARTZ-

This beautiful quartz contains golden hair like tendrils of rutile which is said to be beautiful angel hair captured in quartz. Rutilated quartz is an information bringer (think antenna here); it can be programmed for any task, to pick up information on any subject you desire. The idea behind this beautiful crystal is to go deep inside the crystal and see these giant golden tendrils of rutile and tell them what you want to know/gain information on. (Information loosely adapted from Robert Simmons as my memory remembers his words about Rutilated quartz) Rutilated quartz is also a fantastic protection stone deflecting and catching up anything negative that may come your way to transmute it to something more positive. However, this stone does need to be cleansed.

SMOKEY QUARTZ-

Smokey Quartz is quartz infused with natural earth radiation, for this it is good to be used in healing spells for those who need to have radiation treatments for whatever reason, great for those who work in fields where they are regularly exposed to radiation such as doctors, technicians, and nurses. However, beyond the healing this wonderful stone is one of the best at transmuting negative energy. It is highly suggested to have at least one smokey quartz designed to protect you. I have several pieces of smokey quartz jewelry for protection as well.

SPIRIT QUARTZ: (CACTUS QUARTZ)

I love this stone, usually found as amethyst, or at least the stones that I have seen, though I have heard of it appearing in various other quartz colors. I love cactus quartz because it has a main apex the point at the top and then lots of little ones coming off the sides, it would be a great center piece for a healing crystal grid because the energy can be sent off in different directions. This stone also helps you feel connected to the greater universal consciousness.

TOURMALATED QUARTZ:

clear quartz with hairs and clumps of black tourmaline running through it. This stone is powerful stone, and because its main body is quartz the black Tourmaline is amplified. This is a protection stone and a grounding stone. I have successfully used it to remove negative vibrations within myself and my environment. It reminds me of frozen black hairs in ice.

Rhodochrosite-

This beautiful pink and white stone is one of the best love stones besides Rose Quartz. This stone resonates deeply with the lower chakras; root, solar plexus, heart chakra’s. This stone will help you if you are going through a tough time and need some emotional support and love. This stone will also help you resonate at the frequency of love if that is what you are trying to do. This stone can help with healing of heart and circulatory issues.

Rhodonite-

Another beautiful pink stone very similar to Rhodochrosite but instead of lines and swirls of white this stone has “roads” of black going through it. This stone is very similar energetically to Rhodochrosite but it has an air of protection about it with the black lines running through it. This stone is not nearly as bright as Rhodochrosite either this stone can be a paler or more muted pink color with black lines and streaks. This stone helps to bring vitality and support to you. Physically this stone will also assist in a similar matter as the Rhodochrosite you can use this stone for heart but it can also be used for clearing issues.

Rhyolite (Rainforest Jasper) -

I love Rhyolite- Rhyolite is used to connect with the animal kingdom and our guides- do you have an animal that you wish you could communicate with? Rhyolite is the stone to work with for that. Rhyolite reminds me a lot of Ocean Jasper but its properties are more on a communication level. It also assists in protecting and keeping one “together” in the most challenging of circumstances. Rhyolite also assists in helping keep one healthy and fit.

Ruby-

Ah the ruby; when I think of love stones (romantic love- you know the passionate forever type love women dream about) Ruby is the one that pops into my mind! So for me ruby is all about love magick, relationships magick, and beauty magick. Low quality ruby is not too expensive for the average Joe and Jane. I have a small ruby ring in a rose setting that cost me about 25.00(USD).

Ruby in Fuchsite-

the first thing to remember with this dynamic combination is that fuchsite is a very fragile stone and will dissolve if you are not careful. This combination is the combination of Ruby and Fuchsite both of which I have talked about in detail above. Combined though their energies are boosted and become a dynamic powerhouse working on keeping you from “burning out” it helps you to be able to fall asleep when need be. Spiritually this stone can help aid one in talking to their spiritual guides.

Ruby in Zoisite-

Where Ruby in Fuchsite is a light green almost white, ruby in Zoisite is a darker green with black and red inclusions sometimes containing lighter parts. This stone works on being who YOU are; if you are looking to find yourself then this is the perfect stone to help you become the genuine you. This is also a more intellectual stone a lot like fluorite this stone will help you with intellectual pursuits. This stone helps relax the muscles and alleviate tension. It also helps reproductive issues in both men and women.

Rutile-

is the golden like strands found in Rutilated Quartz, but it also grows outside of quartz and can be used to heal and work with us on spiritual matters. Rutilated Quartz can be used like an antenna by picking up information that you want to know. Rutile is also an information bringer- it can heighten your intuition. If you are having problems with your throat this stone can be helpful in addition to aiding in cell regeneration.

Sapphire-

There are several colors of sapphire including a stone called “star sapphire”, there is traditional blue sapphire which is something I am most familiar with but also a pink sapphire. Blue sapphire is used traditionally for easing depression and stress it can also be used for eye issues and blood imbalances. This stone is also wonderful with those who have sleeping disorders. Spiritually this stone is a stone of abundance and wisdom; this stone can help with astral travel and should be used for those who do not remember their dreams.

Selenite-

Selenite is a pale white stone when found in the nature state (un-polished) appears to be long fibrous pillars. Selenite is good for cleansing, clearing, and cutting cords. This is also a stone of communication, it’s credited for angelic communication- yet this is something I have not experienced myself. I need to state this though because I find this is something that is not given on the internet at all, this stone cannot be cleansed in traditional methods- because of this stones make up it will dissolve in water. Smudging (either with a cleansing incense or sage smoke) it is the best way to cleanse this stone.

Septarian-

I have a deep respect for septarian crystals and have seen them work their magick first hand. Traditionally a stone that formed by a rapid heating process and a sentiment lining the cracks that formed from the rapid heating process. Septarian helps one become confident in who they are and able to communicate what they desire to say. This stone instills patience, and helps one with emotional stability.

Seraphinite-

just as one may guess this stone is about connecting with the angelic realm very similar to angelite and Celestite. This stone is about connecting to our higher source the angelic realm and the devic realm- nature spirits. This stone physically is good for weight loss, and fighting off being sick.

Serpentine-

this stone is called the healers stone (not to be confused with healers gold which is something else entirely) this stone can help keep you safe and protected but it has to be cleansed often. This stone can also help heal so it should be used in every healer’s chest of tricks, but remember it absorbs so it needs to be cleansed often and it should not be cleansed with salt and water. Smudging or crystal cleansing is best. This stone because of its green color can also be used to work with abundance and manifestation work.

Sodalite-

When I think of the throat chakra I think of Sodalite I suppose that is because so many chakra sets come with Sodalite at the throat chakra. Sodalite helps to open and regulate the heart chakra; it is also a stone of guidance and intuition because of its work with the upper chakras. This stone can be used with issues relating to the throat and upper head; I have used this stone with success, for sore throats and speaking my truth when it was hard.

Sunstone-

What a beautiful stone sunstone is an orangey color, sometimes with flashes of iridescent in it. I like to liken the sunstone to the sun card in the tarot- very similar energies. This is a stone about empowerment, vitality, and enthusiasm. We can use this stone in our healing for depression (definitely good for weather related depression), sore throats, and sexual issues.

Tigers Eye-

There are a several colors for of tigers eye each with their own unique properties;

YELLOW/GOLD:

This is a great protection stone and can be added to any protection work that you are doing for your house or person, this stone also helps with creativity and releasing past emotional issues that may be holding you back.

RED:

this stone aligns to the root chakra and has to do with how we view our place in the world, it assist us with confidence building, bringing energy and vitality into our lives. This particular color can also be used in heart work and blood related issues.

BLUE:

this stone aligns to the throat chakra and the third eye chakra influencing our ability to find our peace, speak our truth, and get the answers and knowledge we need for progression on our paths. This stone also helps us find clarity in our lives. Physically this stone cools an overactive sacral chakra and can bring down an overactive sex drive; it also helps us heal at a metabolic level.

Tigers Iron-

this is a mixture between tiger’s eye and hematite. This stone works on our blood and assimilation of iron in addition to bringing down stress and relieving cramps and muscle pains. This stone can be used to for grounding excess and un-useful energies in our lives, it helps us find creative ways around whatever may be troubling us at the current time or whatever situations we may have gotten ourselves into.

Tourmaline-

I have a lot of favorite stones out there, but tourmaline is a power stone for me an ally in my waking life and in my magick. Tourmaline's power is different for each color:

BLACK:  

This is the ULTIMATE cleansing and protecting stone, If someone is bothering you Judy Hall suggests writing their name and birthday on a piece of paper and putting a black tourmaline on top, it will stop any psychic attack. This stone is great for putting a protective sphere around your house by burying a black tourmaline in each corner. You can also place 4 within the corners of your apartment or room- just be sure no animals or children can get them and eat them.  

BLUE:

ah blue tourmaline it’s a beautiful this stone is tranquil and calm and opens up the throat chakra, and the third eye chakra to bring about clear and concise messages. This stone also can be used in spell work for increasing psychic ability, speaking engagements, presentations.

RED:

As most color correspondences go this Rubellite tourmaline is great for matters of the heart, love and passion! YAY. It also attracts extra energy, and gives magick a boost!

PINK:

Like Red this stone relates to matters of the heart but in a softer way, where red is in your face, pink can help attract lasting love and friendships. This is a great stone for all matter of relationship and self love issues.

GREEN:

draws money and success, use these in spells and workings that require a bit of financial boost. This stone also corresponds to the Heart chakra use this in crystal healing work on the heart chakra as it works in a similar way to pink tourmaline

BROWN:

works an awful lot like the back but it has a different energy. This stone is one of my favorite colors in tourmaline it relates to matters of security (such as financial, home life, physical, etc.) To me this stone is about growth on all accounts; place on or near plant seedlings, near a budding business's plans etc.

Turquoise-

Turquoise is a very powerful stone, every time I see it I am left to think of Shamanism and Native American rituals. I suppose this association is because of where this beautiful stone is mined and some amazing tribes that live there. This is a stone of healing, deep healing; this is also another power stone, in that this stone picks the person not the other way around. If you are drawn to a particular piece of Turquoise then the stone may very well be calling out to you! This stone heals many things but I have found it to be especially healing to the throat area. One day I woke up to a particularly sore throat I also happen to be going out that night to a crystal store, I was drawn to a turquoise bracelet (with no real working knowledge of this stones attributes) and instead of going home and cleansing it- I gave the stones some quick reiki and put it on my wrist. I woke up in the middle of the night and my throat was 100% better. However, this stone does more than just work with the throat chakra; it aligns and balances all chakras. It’s truly an amazing stone.

Unikite-

I have to admit this is not one of my favorite stones, but one that has helped when I needed it. This is a pink/salmon and green stone that works on releasing the past such as emotions, experiences, memories, and pain. This stone also helps with balance and can assist one in finding their guide. I have also heard this stone is good for pregnant woman and removing electromagnetic pollution.
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