Underrated Crystals + Stones

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Crystals 23 Comments

This week a Crystal Hottie asks:

What are some of the most underrated crystals? What stones do you think deserve more recognition?

I really had to think about that one. I mean really…that’s a TUFF (geo-geeks, get it?) question!! When you have over 4,000 minerals to choose from it can get a bit overwhelming. But this was fun to think about none the less!

And when I thought of my answer I decided to give you 2 options that were really practical & easy to obtain.

So take a look & see which 2 I chose:
Underrated Crystals + Stones

Here’s that other video I mentioned on calcite.

If you’d like to submit your own question voice-mail, where I pick out a few good questions to use on air during a future video response please do so! I’d love to hear from you!

Now, I would love to hear from you! What are you choices for underrated crystals? Please tell me in the comments below.

Peace, Rainbows + Crystal Sparkles!


Peace, Rainbows + Crystal Sparkles!


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Working with Crystal Grids

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids 18 Comments

Today I wanted to tackle a few common questions I get frequently asked about Working with Crystal Grids…and “Thank You” to AnnMarie for submitting these great ones:

  • How long should you leave a crystal grid up for?
  • Is OK to move a crystal grid?
  • What would happen if you DID move a crystal grid?

Now, if you’re a total NEWB to all this Crystal Grid stuff, you may want to hop over here & read my blog post article here first…then be sure to hop on back here. 😉

Reason is that, in this video I discuss some aspects of working with a crystal grid that you may want some background info on.

So, do we have to have a grid up for a certain amount of time?

And does it always need to stay in the same place, un-touched?

Go ahead & watch the featured video & you’ll get those answers, Lima Bean!
Working with Crystal Grids

And, as I stated in the video, hey…I just so happened to have written a book on this subject:

If you have any tips to add here OR if you’re actively working on any kind of crystal grid, please tell us about it below. The Crystal Hottie Community wants to know!

And if you found value in this Crystal Grid video, please share it with your sparkly friends — that would make my day almost as much as re-watching Breaking Bad all over again as if I had never heard of Mr. White & Jesse ever before…but that’s just a pipe dream…so what I’m trying to say is that leaving me a comment is really really cool in my book! 😉

Cosmic Crystals to you today!!!

100,000 Crystal Hotties

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Wooohooo! Last week I hit a gigantoid milestone; we reached 100,000 Crystal Hotties on my Facebook Page. I’m truly grateful & so deeply honored that you’ve chosen to follow me there.

Over 100,000. Can you believe it?

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were celebrating 25,000? Myself & the Sparkle Team have come up with a couple sparkly ways to celebrate this BIG event with you. I’ve been waiting for this important mile-marker (100,000 peeps) to party it up big-time.

This give-away is my way to say THANK YOU to all the lovely Crystal Hotties who visit my Facebook page everyday & help to make it the inspiring crystal community that it is for us all. ♥
Congratulations to the following winners:

Winners of the autographed copy of my book Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work are:

  • Lory Osborn
  • Betty Bryant
  • Maryann Gonzales
  • Dawn Bruce
  • Ginger Sparks
  • Please forward your US mailing address to support@hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com  no later than Jan. 29

    The Winners of the Hibiscus Moon Logo Merchandise are:

  • Naline Petal StLissa
  • Wendy
  • Christal Mollica
  • Michelle Ratzlaff
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  • Please forward your US mailing address and your choice of mug and t-shirt (including size) to support@hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com no later than Jan. 29, 2014.

    And the winners of the eKit combo packs are:

  • Terri Sharpe
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  • Eileen Esther
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  • Nicole Hundley
  • Julie Patten
  • Wendy George Kowalewsky
  • Lynn
  • Melanie
  • Stoni Marie
  • Brenda Minto
  • Camilla Lynn Hoots
  • Nicole Boatright
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  • Watch your email, your links will be sent to you later today!


    Congratulations to everyone who participated and won!


    We’re giving away all sorts of sparkly prizes:

    • 5 Crystal Hotties will win an autographed copy of my book, Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work (US residents only)
    • 5 sparkle-bombs are going to win their choice of a Hibiscus Moon mug or t-shirt! (US residents only)


    • 25 glittered-up jelly beans are going to land themselves my Gem Elixir eKit + my Crystal Grids Template Package! (WORLDWIDE, baby!)

    Entering is easy as pudding pie:
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    The giveaway ends @ midnight EST on Thursday, Jan. 23rd.

    Thank you so much for helping us get here!! Much Love,

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    How To Balance Chakras Using Crystals | Step by Step | Part 3

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, Crystal Healing 15 Comments

    This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Crystal Chakra Healing:

    • Part 1 – The Science Behind Crystal Chakra Healing
    • Part 2 – Which Chakra Needs Balancing??
    • Part 3[You Are Here] –How To Balance Chakras Using Crystals, Step by Step

    After discussing the topics covered in Part 1 & 2, the next question I get is:

    How do we go about balancing our chakras using crystals?

    Let me start by saying that the methods I discuss here are certainly not the ONLY methods or the “right” way.  Ancient Japanese saying ~ “There are many paths up the Mountain, but the view of the Moon from the top is the same.” 🙂

    Also, please know that you do not need to have someone else do chakra balancing for you…you can do your own chakra crystal healing sesh, no problemo. In fact, I do this all the time for myself.

    But, but , but!!…I do love getting crystal healing sessions done by a professional Crystal Healer & I HIGHLY recommend it. That’s the ultimate! If you’ve never had a professional crystal healing session…see if there’s someone in your area & gift yourself with a booking. You won’t regret it!

    OK, so let’s get on with it. Please note that what I’m presenting here is a very basic step-by-step method. I have not included all the correspondences for the chakras, the why’s & hows, scientific & foundational info + all the little special nuances that I teach in our Certified Crystal Healer Course. But this is a great place to start:

  • Create some ambiance or sacred space for yourself were you won’t be disturbed for at least 20 min. Have some relaxing or new age music on, light some safe candles, burn a little bit of incense or diffuse some essential oils, have a comfy spot to lie down
  • Lay your chakra stones out by your side: 1 for each of the 7 main chakras in their color coordinated order as discussed in part 1. An inexpensive tumbled set like these work great (& you can use the code HM10 to save 10%) . Also include a grounding stone: my favorite is a nice shiny black tourmaline chunk. You can also use smokey quartz. Some people like to use hematite. Others prefer loadstone; your preference. Oh yeah! Have a glass of water nearby for later as well.
  • Lie down  & place your grounding stone between your feet, just six inches below your feet; this is considered our Earth Star Chakra (technically not 1 of the main chakras but known as a “transpersonal chakra“). This is going to be the 1st crystal you place  & the last crystal you’re going to take off
  • Then continue placing the rest of your stones, placing the corresponding stone directly over each of your 7 chakras.  You can use a chart like the 1 on the right to determine approx. where each chakra is located. OR this is 1 that I recommend to my students
  • Chakra balancing can be as short as 15 minutes or you can go half an hour or more…whatever feels comfortable. Your goal here is to get active with it. Beginning with the root chakra & moving up, visualize each chakra, 1 at a time; each colored chakra spinning, a nice healthy balanced spin, not wobbly…all while focusing on what the chakra represents & corresponds to. You don’t want to see dark patches or heavy black shadows or a chord coming from the chakra. That means there might be some attachments there, debris…stank junk needing to be cleared out. That’s a sign that chakra needs more focused attention & remedies. Your mental focus at this time should be on the positive attributes of that chakra. Focus on dissolving any physical problems or any emotional blockages, seeing them visually dissolving away. If you’re not very visual, then feel the problems & blockages dissolving. Sense what it would feel like to be free of those attachments! Imagine what it would be like to be so happy that all those issues are gone.
  • Once you’ve completed clearing all 7 main chakras you can begin to end the session with grounding. This is a very important step. PLEASE don’t skip it!
  • The purpose of grounding is to make sure you feel stable & centered; well-grounded to Mother Earth. See, you might think that you feel OK, but when you sit or stand up you may feel a little woozy & light-headed. So, at the end of any chakra session, leave that earth star chakra stone (just below your feet) in place for no less than 5 minutes…or maybe even 10 minutes if you’re feeling really kind of floaty-flighty. Also do some relaxing grounding breaths with slow deep breathing. Now, go ahead & drink your glass of water while you’re still seated to further help ground yourself. If after 10 or 15 minutes you still feel out of sorts, pick up the grounding stone & carry it with you until you start to normalize & you eventually will.

    This whole un-grounding thing might sound a little “out there” for you, but after doing a lot of crystal healings & my students telling me about their crystal healings, I’ve determined that this is a very common occurrence.

    The energy really gets moved around when we’re doing this sort of work; removing stagnant energy or blockages, energy is moving all over the place…it’s the sort of thing to be expected when we do this kind of work. But the more often you do it, the better balance you’ll be in & the less jarring it will feel each time. It’s all a part of recalibrating your energy body, getting back to balance…part of a sound energetic hygiene plan.

    Just like working out, right? ‘Cept I look forward to a chakra session much more than I do a work out. 😉

    I hope you enjoyed this Crystal Chakra Healing Blog Series. If you know someone who may be interested or may benefit from this info, share this post with them… I hope this will inspire more people to become aware of & care for their chakras.♥

    SUPER-Sparkles to you today!



    P.S. If this sort of stuffs is really tickling your fancy-schmancy, perhaps you’d like to learn more? My Certified Crystal Healer Course, which delves deep into using crystals with the chakras (+ so much more!), will be enrolling again soon. Want in? For more info & to get on the waiting list click here.

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

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