Musings from the Tucson Gem Show 2017

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Here’s my Tucson Gem Show Update from 2017!

I’ve been going to the Tucson Gem Show to revel in the crystal energy & share it all with you here on my blog for some years now.

Here’s a round-up of past visits and here are some insider shopping tips should you decide to put this on your bucket list!

 

Now, on the surface, it may seem the reason Tucson was first chosen 63 years ago as the world’s annual meeting spot for crystal & mineral lovers is b/c it’s been a mining mecca for quite some time. However I feel there’s an energetic component to it as well…
Healing Vortex
Did you know…that there are 5 spots in the Northern Hemisphere near 31.7 North Latitude that are considered to be healing vortices….and Tucson is actually part of 2 of them?

Of course it is. 😉

Specifically, the epicenter of the vortex is located in the Tohono O’odham Nation Reservation just west of the city:

But its energy torus extends outwards for possibly hundreds of kilometers.

An energy torus is a 3D spherical shape, expanding out in all directions with a spiral motion…so that would include the city of Tucson.

[caption id="attachment_19661" align="aligncenter" width="256"] By User:YassineMrabet (File:Simple Torus.svg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]The 2nd nearby healing vortex is said to extend between Sedona, AZ & Sonora, Mexico (31.7N 112.8W)
and Tucson is right along that path as well.
(You can check it out by zooming out on that map above). But let me just tell you…you can feel it…as soon as you set foot in the town.

You can find out about the other healing vortices here.

Tucson is also home to some really intense residual volcanic energy, having experienced several episodes of major volcanic activity, going back as far as 200 million years ago up to as recent as ~20 million years ago. One of the more recent eruptions was super-violent & quick,  causing the volcano to collapse in on itself to form what’s known as a “caldera”.

That’s what the city of Tucson actually is…
a volcanic caldera surrounded by a healing vortex!
Personal Musings from the Tucson Gem Show
This year I noticed a spiritual theme that was happening for myself & seemingly everyone I was surrounded by.

It seemed there was an immediate manifestation of crystals we needed or wanted in synchronistic ways! This kept happening over & over for almost everyone I talked to. I love being blown away by synchro-mysticisms like that. 🙂

I know I’ve talked about this in the past…however, it hit me harder this year than ever before…perhaps getting older makes this part of it more intense?:

***I feel that the immense power of so many crystals on planet converging & concentrating their energy in 1 spot like this makes it a very intense place to be. So much so that when I go home I have a hard time re-integrating back into “reality”.  A sort of mild depression takes hold. This time for longer than usual. And I talked to others that this happened to as well. You better believe I employed some crystal depression-busting techniques for this.***

In the past , I’ve even felt hungover on certain days while there.

To avoid feeling like that this time I listened to my body & rested when I felt like I needed it. BTW…it’s extremely hard for me to stop & do that while in Tucson (Hello FOMO!) But I did it. This trip it hit me about 3-4 days in to the trip. I started sleeping like a log for 12 hours each night! I don’t do that ever these days due to hormone fluctuations so that was really surprising, but I know doing this allowed me to integrate the intense energy while also uptake any & all energetic & info downloads or DNA upgrades (yes…I feel those were happening!)
2017 Trend
And just as a geo-geek observation, I noticed A LOT of the fake green quartz this year.

EVERYWHERE!!!

And people were buying that shiz up. In case you have no idea what it is & how to spot it, I have a blog post here on that.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share of Tucson 2017 … what’s your favorite part of the video or favorite picture?  Tell me in the comments below. Perhaps you got to go to Tucson this year?  Did you spot any fakes? OR see any mind blowing specimens?  Please share in the comments.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Watermelon Tourmaline Benefits: The Healing Power of Watermelon Tourmaline

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I am so excited to tell you all about Watermelon Tourmaline + share my new watermelon crystal treasure with you in this quickie-vid…

You’ve probably heard me talk about black tourmaline and reference it often (b/c it’s the bomb diggity!) for grounding and protection in many aspects of daily life.

It’s a must for your crystal healing tool box!

I’ve also blogged about pink tourmaline before as 1 of the recent stones being faked in certain markets.  If you want to educate yourself about the fakes you can click over here to learn more about that.

Tourmaline, in general, has some amazing scientific properties.

 
But…today we’re talkin’ Watermelon Tourmaline…

Healing Properties
What’s so wonderful about this type of tourmaline? Well, let me tell you:

  • it speaks to the heart chakra, helping to clear out blockages & balance; doing this on 2 separate, yet related frequencies; both the green & the pink light frequency; making it doubly effective for balancing this chakra. **A watermelon tourmaline pendant can be conveniently worn over the heart for ongoing work & healing effects.**
  • note the sometimes presence of white “rind” between the pink & green; helps to keep energies of all kinds balanced
  • it’s a gemstone that invites in compassion
  • helps to dampen excessive or extreme emotions through calming
  • and it’s known to awaken and/or attract love

Healers & light workers of all kinds often turn to watermelon tourmaline due to its therapeutic versatility in healing so many different types of physical (mostly directly dealing with the heart) as well as emotional aspects. You can use it in:

  • body layouts
  • meditations
  • crystal grids
  • creating gem elixirs or essences for various purposes
  • emanate energy into a space
  • & of course, jewelry

The Thrill of the Hunt
I’ve been waiting quite a while to get 1 of these babies. You know… to find the “just right” piece for myself. I’ve even hunted for year after year in Tucson… looking for it, but never found one that really plucked my guitar strings. So I waited.

And wouldn’t you know… with all my trips out to the Tucson Gem Shows, I ended up finding this piece in a local rock shop not too far from my home. (I showcase my special piece in the above video).
**you never know where you’ll find your crystal treasures so never stop looking & don’t settle!**
[caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="374"] Simply scrumptious & juicy unsliced watermelon tourmaline!!! Photo by Rob Lavinsky @ irocks.com[/caption]

Oh yes…I’ve had other “watermelons” that I’ve settled for in the past…most much smaller than my PIECE. 💚
Geo-Aspects
Watermelon tourmaline can be found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique & Madagascar.

Tourmaline is actually known as the “chameleon” of the gem-world due to all the various colors & hues it comes in. Virtually every color & healing aspect you can think up…there’s a tourmaline for that.

They can also come in what is known as “Bi-color” or “Parti-colored”…when they express as 2 or more colors in a single crystal!

What I was looking for was the characteristic green rind followed by the white around the central pink tourmaline going almost all the way around. When the green & white rind goes all the way around perfectly…that really drives up the price due to it being aesthetically pleasing & much more rare…so be prepared. 

That’s what makes it “watermelon tourmaline”…is the pink ruby-like center, the white + then the outer green rind.

I’m so excited to finally get a piece that felt right for me.

Plus there’s a beautiful hexagon in the center! Sacred-Geo Deliciousness. 

Have you ever seen Watermelon Tourmaline?  Worn it as crystal jewelry or worked with a piece in your practice?  Please tell me in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael | Angel of Crystal Healing

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Today’s video is about crystals for working with Archangel Raphael…the angel of crystal healing. Yes…we have one of those!

Now, I’m not an expert on angels or angel therapy…there are lots of people out there who are experts on this (maybe you’re one of them!), but it is a subject that comes up often because many people who are interested in crystal healing are also often attracted to angels & I’m often asked:
What crystals do you recommend for working with Archangel Raphael?
And I feel that Archangel Raphael is definitely an angel I should talk about because he aligns closely with crystal therapy + crystal healing.

Archangel Raphael is known as:

  • the Supreme Angel of Healing; all kinds of healing—healing yourself & healing others, emotional or physical.
  • the Archangel of all those who are healers, therapists or light workers of any kind.

His name actually means “God Heals” and “Raph” is the Hebrew name for “healer”.

So for all of us energy, body & light workers out there, he’s our guardian, our sentinel.

When you work with him closely, pray to him, meditate on him or whatever your practice might be… you look to Archangel Raphael for bringing you downloads or messages regarding any type of healing; whether it be for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. If you’re a healer or light worker, you may look to Archangel Raphael for intuitive messages on how to help someone else or even help the whole planet!
Light Frequency Alignment

Science Factoid:  Visible light (color) is just a teeny tiny little portion of a very large electromagnetic spectrum. It’s the part we can see. (We’re not able to see any of the other stuff. It’s a very tiny amount of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can actually see with our physical eye balls.)   

 

Archangel Raphael actually aligns with a very specific vibrational frequency on that spectrum; that is the vibrational frequency that we interpret as green light. Very specifically, emerald-green light.

Because of that specific color alignment, we can find crystals that perfectly resonate with that emerald-green light frequency because crystals, on our planet anyway, come in all the different colors of the rainbow. And we can easily find crystals that vibrate in that very specific green frequency. Crystals absorb some light & bounce some light off, so that means that they’re absorbing the light of all other colors, except for the color we see. In the case of a green crystal…it’s absorbing every other color, except for that green color, and bouncing it back to you, and therefore putting the emerald-green vibration into your environment. Pretty cool, stuffs!

Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael
I’ve chosen 2 crystals to help us align more effectively with the energy of Archangel Raphael. And, of course, they visibly show us that emerald-green light frequency.
Emerald
So obviously, one of those crystals is emerald!

In my video, I  show you a very rough emerald in its natural state. It doesn’t need to be a fancy-schmancy big emerald ring. It can be something like my natural piece shown below, which you can find quite easily & inexpensively.

 

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Malachite
The other crystal, or stone I should say, is Malachite.

[caption id="attachment_1960" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Smoothed & polished malachite[/caption]

Malachite is a stone that aligns with our heart chakra. ♥ In fact, both emerald & malachite align perfectly with our heart chakra.
Emerald is about healing, love, and compassion and while it does align, with the heart chakra it’s a lot more effective for physical healing, anything to do with the physical body, whereas Malachite is kind of like a therapist and it really digs down deep into any kind of emotional trauma or emotional healing needing to be done.
Sparkly Tips
One thing you can do is take the crystal & place it on the area of your body that is needing healing.  If it’s emotional healing, maybe you just place that on your heart chakra or on your third eye, whichever intuitively feels better for you.

Or you can put the crystal in your receiving hand & then go ahead and visualize emerald-green light bathing you. Just close your eyes, place that crystal there, and visualize that light, that emerald light just bathing & washing over you.

And I have an affirmation you can say to yourself while doing this with Archangel Raphael:
“Thank you, Archangel Raphael for flowing your healing strength and blessings, and for surrounding me in your emerald-green light, keeping me focused on good health and peace.”
If you’d also like to add another layer of vibrational frequency to this, you can add essential oils into your work with the crystals. I LOVE layering in the additional vibrational frequency of a closely aligned pharmaceutical-grade essential oil. It simply amplifies the work that you’re doing.
Essential Oils for Working with Archangel Raphael
Some essential oils that you can go to, ones that we commonly use for the heart chakra, are also oils that are commonly used for healing in general.  For connecting specifically with the energies of the heart chakra + Archangel Raphael I recommend:

  • Clary Sage
  • Rose Absolute
  • Bergamot

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure these are premium high quality, non-synthetic, organic, fair-trade essential oils. Brands I personally use & highly recommend are Young Living, Mountain Rose Herbs or doTerra.

Rose oil often comes in a synthetic.

We don’t want that.

But be forewarned…real-deal rose oil absolute is quite expensive, even if you buy a tiny little bottle of it…it can get up there. So keep it small. 😉

Ways you can work with the essential oils:

  • blend the essential oils together
  • use them individually
  • use a combo of 2
  • anoint your stones
  • anoint the area on the body you’re trying to heal (after diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba)
  • or use them in an oil burner or diffuser while you’re working with the stones & saying the above affirmation

If you try any of these crystals for working with Archangel Raphael please share your experience below. Or if any of you have some suggestions of your own for connecting with Archangel Raphael, please post them in the comments.

Thank you so much for showing up here & being part of our heart-centered Crystal Hottie Community!

Angelic Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

The Story Behind Lemurian Crystals

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Today’s video is all about Lemurian Crystals! 

Watch my video & scroll down for more sparkly details…

There seems to be a lot of confusion going on about what a Lemurian Crystal is, or a Lemurian Seed Crystal…yes, they are slightly different—I’ve even recently gone into several stores and have seen signs that display, “Lemurian Crystals,” (because it’s a super-hot term right now)… but what they’re really displaying next to the sign that says, “Lemurian Crystals,” are not Lemurians.

Case in point…these are quartz points, but not Lemurians!

So I want to wade through all of that confusion & set the record straight here today.
What are Lemurian Crystals?
The term “Lemurian crystal” was first coined by a famous crystal author whom I highly respect, Katrina Raphaell.

She started writing crystal books in the 80s, (In fact I recommend several of her books over here), and she had a newsletter too, which I don’t think she does any longer.  It was around the early 90’s, when Katrina Raphaell put out 1 of her informative newsletters where this term was first introduced.  (I’ve done some research on it and it seems to be that is where the term was first coined.)

The term “Lemurian” references the land of Lemuria, which is known to be a place like Atlantis—actually it preceded Atlantis.  If you want to dive deeper into learning more about these places, this book is a great resource.

So Lemuria is said to have existed in various different places; to have existed or exists now in another dimension, or perhaps in the area of the Hawaiian Islands. (Having spent a lot of time there myself I have a deep inner knowing that there is indeed a very strong Lemurian connection in Hawaii.) There’s tons of different info on that you can research but that’s outside the scope of what I want to talk about here today.

So, Katrina Raphaell channelled that the Lemurian crystals were coded with very specific information by the people of Lemuria & left here for us to discover & learn from.

And according to Katrina Raphaell, the Lemurian Seed Crystals were kind of like “seeds of information”  planted or left in one location only; one specific spot, known as the Diamantina Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil:

Now, I keep hearing about Lemurians coming from different areas of the world, but I’m going to go to the source on this (Katrina Raphaell) and I’m going to trust in her teachings that the crystals can only come from Minas Gerais, Brazil to be authentic Lemurians…unless I find other compelling information resonates with me & that tells me differently.

What are Lemurian Crystals used for?
Why all this hoopla about Lemurian Seed Crystals?

Well, they happen to be very important tools. I can attest to that. 🙂

They’re a crystal tool meant specifically for the energy healer, energy worker, or light worker.
…meant to retrieve hidden information; they’re actually encoded with this information.

They also invite us to receive very specific information for & about our planet, for Mama Earth.  Like, how to heal the planet; basically like the care instructions for Earth. We’re in great need of that, aren’t we? These crystals also serve as an ideal communication tool between planet Earth and the rest of the cosmos.

Keep in mind, it’s said that the more they’re used, the more powerful they become!

And they’re best used as a personal healing tool for the energy healer.
How to ID a Lemurian
Lemurians can come in all different sizes, but the shape should always be a tapered wand shape—a little wider at the base and more tapered at the end.

There’s a difference between Lemurian Crystals and Lemurian Seed Crystals.

  • Lemurian Seed Crystals have an alternating pattern of a frosted side on the shaft and then a smooth, very transparent side, then a frosted side and a very transparent side, alternating all the way around.
  • Plain Lemurian Crystals will have a random pattern. For instance, one side is frosted, smooth, frosted, frosted, frosted, smooth. Or even all smooth or all frosted.

Where’s this information encoded?
Another characteristic of a Lemurian Crystal will be that it has rough, prominent, horizontal striations on some sides of the shaft. But you will not only see them; in order for it to be a true Lemurian, you need to be able to feel them!

[caption id="attachment_7286" align="aligncenter" width="600"] smokey pink lemurian[/caption]
Run your finger alongside without looking and if you can feel those “ladder rung” striations, then it’s a Lemurian, (if it meets all the other criteria.)
Lemurian Crystals also come in different colors!  (I have a video & blog post where I really dove deep on the different colors, what they mean, and why they get the different colors, where they come from & you can watch that over here).

I hope this blog post/video helped to clarify some of the confusion & mystery around Lemurian Crystals.  If you have more info to contribute, I would love to hear it, so please post in the comments below.

Do you have any Lemurian Crystals in your collection? Have you looked to see if they pass the criteria I listed?  Can you tell if it’s a Lemurian or a Lemurian Seed Crystal?  Tell us in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings & Happy Lemurian hunting,

Hibiscus Moon