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What crystals are best for bringing prosperity into my life? and What tools can I use to draw my own independent wealth?
Use a hexagram with a background of something that represents the prosperity you seek. Here is an example. You can use a Clear Quartz or better yet a golden Citrine Point for the focus stone to attract the Universal Life Force energy of wealth. Then perhaps a Blue Chalcedony for trusting in yourself for the Way Stones and then a Green Jade for the Desire Stones. You can learn more about making grids with our Basic Crystal Grid Course.
Please suggest gemstone to me for good health.
Answer: Good Health is something we all want and strive for. Whether it is the food we put in our mouth, the exercises that we choose, or the vitamins that we buy, it's clear from the money spent on the health industry that most of us work to live a long and healthy life. While diet and exercise are very important in your overall wellbeing, sometimes our systems may need a little boost. Crystals have been used for millennia to heal and bring balance. They work through resonance and vibrations.
If you are looking to achieve good health or trying to improve your health overall then a dark green crystal is the way to go. Dark green crystals aid in physical growth and they are excellent assistance in your efforts to become stronger, to become more flexible, or just to get into better shape.
We suggest using dark green stones such as Green Tourmaline. Green Tourmaline has strong healing properties, is an earth energy stone, and is a Seeker Energizer Crystal. Seeker Energizers are fantastic energy conduits of the Universal Life Force that help us have the energy and determination to succeed in seeking new changes in our lives. It will aid you in efforts to become more flexible, stronger, and to eat right. Green crystals can also be used as wood energy in Feng Shui.
Wood energy is the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment, and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically.
Also, Green Aventurine can be an excellent stone to promote good health. Green Aventurine is a Seeker Transformer. 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. Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess.
Crystal author Robert Simmons suggests Moss Agate, known for being a pendant of tranquility and restfulness that brings Wood energy to aid in the gentle flow of the life energy through your body. Moss Agate is one of the stones that would be beneficial to almost everyone. It emanates the vibrations of balance and stability in the physical domain. It is an excellent stone for individuals convalescing after an illness, or for those in recovery from addictions. It can be used as a talisman for increasing the effectiveness of physical workouts and even bodybuilding.
I want to add A crystal to my face oil, can any be used, or are some toxic? Which crystals are recommended for healthy hair (hair growth, healthy scalp, strong hair, etc.)?
Answer: You can add a crystal to the face oil if it's a polished stone. The stone will not leach anything into the oil if it is polished like a tumbled stone.
We recommend Mookaite Jasper and Almandine Garnet for your purposes.
Mookaite Jasper, known as the stone of bold beauty, is an Australian Jasper of bold, earthy beauty with a fiery fusion of red and yellow energies. It carries an invigorating frequency of strength and vitality and increases Life Force within the physical body.
Almandine Garnet unites the energy and passions of scarlet and red with the more muted, earthy overtones of brown, like fire reflected in a glass of deep sultry wine. Almandine Garnet's healing energy cultivates a sense of security, safety, and abundance. Almandine is used to honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. She is the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman.
Try these two.
My selenite wand gets quite a workout charging my other crystals. I use white sage incense to cleanse the wand, but do you have any other suggestions?
Answer: Actually I have had similar questions many times. So many that I gave up and wrote an illustrated eBook that explains the many ways to cleanse, charge, awaken, and align crystals. Here is just an excerpt. You can find the ebook here: Guide To Crystal Preparation.
Here is an excerpt from the eBook, giving you a simple alternative. Lots more info about the eBook in the listing.
Air energy is manifested in the wind.
The wind is used to rid a crystal of negative energy that it may have accumulated.
A crystal may have gathered excess negative energy in a healing process.
A crystal might have gathered excess negative energy in being handled by people with negative, destructive thoughts.
A crystal can pick up an excess of negative energy if it is exposed to particularly unpleasant or unhealthy situations.
Keep crystals away from old, unenlightened thoughts or environments that are steeped in ancient evil or those that have been subject to vandalism or destruction.
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The wind you need to use to spiritually cleanse a crystal depends on the source of negative energy. For most purposes, the West Wind is used. However, the other winds have specific uses.
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Using the Air Element | The West Wind
Just so we are clear. The West Wind blows from the west to the east.
This is the gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus.
It is the wind of spring, growth, and renewal. It is Persephone returned. It brings the energy of new blossoms, youth, and rebirth.
The West Wind is the most often used Wind for spiritual cleansing of crystals.
Use the West Wind in the early morning if possible.
It is strongly recommended that the crystal be placed near flowering plants such that the wind flows over the flowers before it reaches the crystal.
Rotate the crystal several times.
An hour or so in the West Wind is about right.
I want to learn to meditate. What are the best crystals to use?
Answer: To learn to meditate with crystals we suggest you start with our free guide. It is here: Meditation with Crystals.
Here you will learn, for example...
Meditation with crystals is a two-step process. First, you must find the crystal that has the Universal Life Force Energy that is appropriate to your intentions. Then you must either hold the crystal or place it in front of you where you can focus on it during your meditation.
Selecting the right crystal takes a bit of work. Each crystal has a crystal energy lattice, a color ray of influence, and an earth power derived from its chemical makeup. Choose one that has the appropriate energy for your need. Refer to the Crystal Talismans section of this web site for help. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals are particularly suitable. The Mirrors are also excellent.
You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, metal, and wood are available. You can also use a crystal that is aligned with a Spirit Guide or an angel or a Goddess. If you are meditating for self-healing, a crystal associated with the appropriate chakra would be called for. Suggested meditation crystals and their uses are provided in the crystal descriptions of many of the crystal sold here at the Crystal Vaults.
For a first meditation, we suggest you read the guide and use a pair of Malachite and Chrysocolla stones.
As a meditation aid, Chrysocolla is used in meditations that are concerned with the affairs of the heart. If you are seeking understanding and answers about loved ones and their intentions, use a Chrysocolla in your quest for answers. It will brighten your outlook.
Don't forget to cleanse, charge, awaken, and align the stones. Use the Guide to Crystal Preparation eBook to get that right.
I am absolutely obsessed with Rainbow Moonstone. I adore it and wear many jewelry pieces of it, along with raw stones I have all over my home. I even carry one with me. I am an Aquarius, so I am wondering if my zodiac sign has something to do with my obsession with this particular stone, and only this stone? Thank you :)
Answer: Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon - an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. Our ties to the moon are strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic perfection, it creates the tides and rhythms of our mother, Earth, and influences our behaviors, emotions, and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life.
Rainbow Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Aligned with the Goddess, Rainbow Moonstones connect with the energies and spirits of Nature, from plant devas to galactic consciousness.
Aquarians desire the truth of all things. They hate to be lied to because then they feel as if they weren't worth the truth in the first place. Aquarians are very independent and never want to follow a crowd. They have a good eye and a gift for art and music. They seek the truth.
The connection is that Rainbow Moonstone connects many of us with the galactic consciousness in which truth is found.
So, assuming you are of a like mind and are sensitive to the energies of the Rainbow Moonstone, your Aquarian nature makes the connection to Rainbow Moonstone very rich.
Which crystals should I use to give me peace, insight, and the strength to stay true to myself when meeting with a manipulative narcissist?
Answer: In tough situations at home, work, or with our love life, like dealing with a manipulative narcissist, we need inner strength in order to be able to tell people no, stand up for ourselves, or to keep from being mowed over by robust personalities. If you are looking to increase your inner strength and power, crystals are sure to help. They have powerful vibrations from the earth, vibrations of strength, influence, and confidence that can radiate through you and increase the areas you need assistance with.
When we're looking to increase or inner strength, there is nothing quite as powerful as the color red. Red is the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color - the color of fire and blood. It is emotionally intense and affects humans by raising their blood pressure and speeding up their metabolism. Red is a call to action, a battle cry, and a sign of warning. It excites us, raises our enthusiasm, and gives us energy. The passion and energy red crystals bring are the perfect recipe for inner strength.
Red crystals are used when the situation needs passion: active, involved, energetic action. Red empowers, uplifts, and engulfs. It cures apathy. It gets things done. Red is action and drive. If you are suffering from a lack of power, listlessness, or a low emotional state, you need more red. Like the scarlet ray, the red ray brings us a self-confidence built on fearlessness. When the need is for action without hesitation or self-doubt, use a crystal with a fiery ray of bright red.
Historically, the Red Jaspers were known as stones of vibrancy and endurance, talismans of warriors, and a promoter of justice, protection, and life. It is a powerful stone to increase your inner power and strength. Red Jasper is still known as the Stone of Endurance, a gentle, but vital, stimulator of chi, or Life Force, bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus, and determination. Its steady frequency calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for improving health or overcoming illness, setting goals and following through to completion, facing unpleasant tasks, and having the courage to rectify wrongs.
Another stone that helps build inner strength is the beautiful red Garnet. Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens, and protects. Garnet is useful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into those situations. Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving you and helps you let go of obsolete ideas. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos, opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence.
What's the best crystal combination to bring peace and tranquility?
Answer: Use a combination of crystal with the blue/green ray we call turquoise. It 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 emerge 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. It is the color of the natural birthstones of those born as spring begins (20 March to 19 April).
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.
Excesses can be good. Hot passion, cool reason – both have their place. But when we need to re-center and find our true selves, Turquoise is the color ray of power that is best suited for such endeavors.
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 colored crystals have a wide variety of uses. They temper excesses, restore calm after a storm, relieve stress, neutralize extremes, and provide a counter to tendencies to fly off in a single direction. They help you overcome conflict and deal with rage. They moderate aggressiveness and help you deal with cruelty.
They are antidotes to excessive passion drawing this power from their blue component. Imagine a beach of white sand leading to a tranquil lagoon reflecting a perfect blue sky mixed with the reflections of lush green vegetation – that is turquoise.
The turquoise colored crystals help you relax, rewind, and build tolerance. When you seek to reestablish your equilibrium and get your emotions under control, use a turquoise colored crystal. Amazonite, Turquoise, Chrysocolla, and Larimar are our favorites.