Moss Agate

Moss Agate is often called the Gardener’s Stone. It is tied to the earth, agriculture, and our hearts. Those who work in the fields of botany, agriculture in general, or those who just have an affinity for plants will benefit from having Moss Agate in their crystal toolkit. We often discuss energy as masculine or…

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is considered the ultimate crystal to support the heart Chakra. Rose Quartz opens the heart through all of its levels, bringing support for deep healing. It provides soft reassurance and is an asset when experiencing emotional trauma. Love and Rose Quartz are obvious partners. The beauty of their deep connection is that it…

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz, in my opinion, is one of the ten crystals that everyone needs. Gentle, grounding, and supportive, Smoky Quartz offers a wide range of benefits. It signifies balance when it appears in The Stone Vision Oracle. (Learn more about the Stone Vision Oracle.) Smoky quartz resonates with earth based energies bringing balance to the…

Pyrite

Pyrite, or iron pyrite, is a metallic mineral made up of iron and sulfur. It is a mineral that is commonly found and it occurs in a number of forms. Pyrite lands somewhere between 6 and 6.5 on the Moh’s hardness scale. That means that, while it is easily scratched, it takes at least something…

Crystal Books on My Bookshelf

There are so very many crystal related books on the market that it is difficult to narrow it down. I also strongly believe that books are often best used to identify the gemstone, mineral, or fossil in front of you. The books can be used to confirm what your intuition shares with you regarding the…

Clearing Your Crystals

One of the most common questions that I am asked is “How should I clear my crystals?”. This is usually closely followed by “How often should I clear my crystals?”. This post is to answer both of those questions for you, but I am going to answer them in reverse order.  How Often Should Crystals…

Carnelian for Creativity

Carnelian is about creativity and connects with the second Chakra, Sacral or Swadhistana in Sanskrit. This is the home of our creativity, passion and sensuality, and how we connect with society. They say that we connect with our Chakras in periods of seven years. If this is accurate, our second chakra is engaged and maturing…

Malachite

I get drawn in to the rich green of malachite. It speaks deeply to may heart, which makes sense as Malachite connects with the heart chakra. Malachite’s receptive nature helps to awaken the heart to what it truly important to each of us. Like the Earth to whom she is connected, Malachite is a stone…

Amethyst

Amethyst, I bet that you can visualize that purple beauty in your minds eye right now! Amethyst is a popular and easy to find stone. The fact that is is readily available does not mean that is is not a powerful addition to your crystal toolkit! A few things come to mind immediately when amethyst…