HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

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I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

Let’s dive in.

What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

So then we have to look at energy.

Read on for my take on this!

4 Crystals for Protection
Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?

Absolutely! 

Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

[caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]
What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
Are you new to crystals?

Wondering where to start?

Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

How to use crystals to attract abundance
One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

Yep, it all started right here.

Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

How could that happen?

Is that Normal?

Read more about your crystal changing color.

How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

Crystals can help!

Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

OR it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.

Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

  • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. ?
  • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
  • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

Read more on crystals disappearing.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Do they really do what everybody says they do?

So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

Crystal Healing for Anxiety
Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

Crystal Blessings,

 

Want to Manifest Money, Prosperity & Abundance? There’s a Crystal (or 3) for that!

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Want to be a magnet for money…or anything else for that matter?

While there are many crystals we can work with for bringing about prosperity & abundance, today I’m going to focus on 3 that are really POTENT for this purpose.

The 3 crystals I’m going to talk about are Pyrite, Peridot & Citrine.
1. Pyrite
Pyrite is a beautiful brassy metallic mineral…also known as Fool’s Gold.

…b/c it’s been known to fool people who are digging or mining for gold.  When they would come across this…and get all excited…and think that they had found gold…but in actuality they were fooled b/c they had found pyrite, which is very different from gold.

It does look similar, but not quite as yellow. And on an elemental level, it’s completely different; it’s an iron sulfide & it comes in many different formations.

Sometimes it grows in sprays or little pebbles, but if it’s allowed to grow in the right environment it can grow in its crystal form, which can form perfect beautiful cubes: expressing its inherent sacred geometric perfection. Gorgeous! 

Pyrite comes to a naturally high polish; part of its innate beauty.

Interestingly, when you do a streak test with pyrite, it doesn’t streak in this beautiful brassy, yellowish, sparkly color. It actually gives you a grey streak, so that’s how you know you have fool’s gold or pyrite instead of actual gold.  (What’s a streak test?  I teach all about that in my Advanced Crystal Master Course & also talk about it in my super-popular Fakes series of blog posts and give you a demo over here.)
Pyrite Energy:

  • masculine energy
  • a real push kind of energy
  • sun, solar energy; aligns & influences our mindset with an earning mindset
  • resonates with our solar plexus chakra

It actually brings about a very sunny yet forceful push kind of energy that helps with our personal will and willpower.
Pyrite builds confidence, it’s manifestation energy; a take action kind of stone.
If you’re needing that kind of vibe; take-action energy, this is your stone.

If you’re looking for manifesting, prosperity & abundance of all kinds, not just money, you want to work with pyrite.

[[The word pyrite actually has Greek origins or roots, and it means fire because when you take 2 pieces of pyrite & you strike them together, it actually sparks!…and isn’t that really fitting, because that’s the kind of vibe we get from pyrite; a sparking kind of energy.]]

You can see a demo of pyrite-sparking here:

When people want to add real manifestation power to a crystal grid to manifest prosperity & abundance I always recommending adding pyrite. 🙂
2.  Peridot
The next crystal I want to talk about for prosperity & abundance is peridot.

I love peridot. I fell in love with it when I did some traveling in Hawaii, one of my favorite places on the planet.♥ There’s a lot of peridot there because peridot has a direct volcanic origin & Hawaii is a geologically young place borne directly of a volcanic Hot Spot.

You’ll find quite a bit of peridot in Hawaii…if you know where to look. Ahhh, so much peridot!!! But there are pre-cautions. Here’s a link to my blog on that; Peridot Paradise.

As you can see here, peridot has a yellowish, greenish hue to it.

It actually resonates with 2 chakras; our solar plexus as well as our heart chakra.
Peridot Energy:

  • influences growth…of ANYTHING…including your bank account
  • prosperity vibration
  • vitality
  • general good well-being & health

If you do some shopping around you’ll be able to find some peridot relatively easily. It’s also very common in jewelry…here in this pendant it’s coupled with ocean jasper.

3.  Citrine
The next stone that’s great for prosperity & abundance is one that is probably the most often recommended so I didn’t want to leave it out… citrine.

Citrine is actually known as the merchant’s stone – for hundreds of years now merchants have been using it near their cash registers or in their cash drawer.  Some people even put a little bit in their wallet.  Why? Well,  it’s known to bring into alignment the vibrations that allow us to attract & collect money.
Citrine Energy:

  • brings about money collecting energy
  • allows you to be better at saving money, spending more wisely, not losing money
  • solar plexus energy vibration
  • healthy self-confidence & happy mood. VERY IMPORTANT. When you feel happy + in a good mood it greatly influences positive results for you!

So you see the connection here with attracting prosperity & abundance?  You want to have healthy self-confidence and citrine really helps with that. That’s what solar plexus chakra energy is all about = healthy self-confidence.

Citrine is also great for manifestation. It’s wonderful for magnifying our powers of will; that get-it-done energy.

In the below picture is a natural citrine and many times people don’t recognize it. It’s usually a Champagne color, sometimes even an ice tea color; that’s called Madeira Citrine.  It’s leaning towards a smoky or light yellow hue, not a deep orange.

[caption id="attachment_10504" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is a natural citrine with a classic point shape and light tea color.[/caption]

Many people often see citrine looking like this in the pic below.

This is actually a baked citrine. It’s more commonly found in crystal shops. It’s actually amethyst that’s been baked to turn out this really deep orange color…and there’s nothing wrong with working with this kind of citrine.  It’s just a subdued kind of energy when compared to the natural citrine that comes out of Mama Earth.

I have another video that’s all about the differences between natural citrine & baked citrine over here.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my recommendations for crystals to work with for prosperity and abundance energy! And if you really want to dive deep into the world of working with crystals to MANIFEST mega prosperity & abundance (along with some really useful rituals to change your thoughts, vibration and money mindset), I have an eKit that you may really enjoy here.

What do you think of my crystal suggestions for bringing in greater abundance & prosperity?  What’s you’re experience been in working with this fab trio?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 

Crystal Blessings!

 

 

Ten Crystal Blog Posts ~ Hidden Gems

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I know you don’t read every single blog post I put out.

Perhaps you’ve missed quite a few or maybe you’re totally new ’round here. So, I made a list here of some crystal blog posts that were quite popular or were spurred by frequently asked questions. Some of these posts also may have gotten buried (especially when I was churning them out quicker than people could read them) but might really ring your bell.

Check ’em out:

  • Will my crystals still be powerful if they faded in the sunlight?
  • 8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • Can you prepare foods &/or medicines using crystals & stones?
  • Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief
  • What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
  • Charging Crystals Under the Moon
  • How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything
  • 4 Crystals to Improve Dream Recall
  • Crystal Myths Debunked
  • 4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
  • I hope you found a hidden gem there among the bunch!

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!

    Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter? “Fakes” Series: Part 4

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    Crystals are remarkable & glorious gifts from Mother Earth. Aren’t they?

    And we all love citrine. But do you know if your citrine is real or fake citrine…and should you care?

    Some crystal peeps prefer their crystals to be all natural; as they were found in Mother Nature, in the raw.

    Others may be drawn to the beauty of crystals that have been enhanced in some way but they may be totally unaware that they have been artificially altered. Maybe the crystals have been molecularly bonded, irradiated, tumbled, cut, polished or even heat treated in a lab. Now, I’m saying “lab” in this post for ease & flow but often times the heating we’re talking about here isn’t done in a lab at all. It’s usually done in a dusty warehouse by the miners themselves; no lab coats or anything. Just keepin’ it real for ya. 😉

    Lab-heated citrine seems to be a sore spot with many. So much so that over the years as I received many questions about it I’ve created a few videos to talk about the topic & show some examples. (See below for vids).

    Sometimes when people find out that much of the citrine on the market isn’t an Mama Earth Creation, they may go into  a mini-panic, thinking that they’ve been duped or that their heat-treated citrine is totally  useless. Not so…IMHO. But more about that in a bit.
    How to tell the difference
    It’s not always an easy task but let me give you a few pointers. If its heat-treated citrine, the color will be most  concentrated at the tips but white at the bottom (see photos below).  Also heat-treated citrine will be sort of crumbly & break apart easily since heating the stones at the temps necessary does seem to weaken the stability of the crystals.
    Natural Citrine
    [caption id="attachment_10499" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Natural citrine points from the Congo. Notice their generally uniform smokey, champagne or honey color to them. Congo natural citrine usually comes in these nice elongated points & often have babies & hematite around its base where it was attached to the rock matrix.[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_10504" align="aligncenter" width="583"] This is a natural citrine with a classic point shape and light tea color throughout the crystal.[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_10505" align="aligncenter" width="587"] This piece is an amazing feat of geology! Here you see a double terminated penetrator twin that got fractured during its growth process & self healed while turning into a natural golden citrine only above the fracture! AMAZING & have never seen anything like it![/caption]
    Heat-Treated Citrine
    [caption id="attachment_10500" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Heat-treated citrine from Brazil is usually amethyst (sometimes smokey quartz) that’s been baked. This piece was broken off of a large amethyst geode then heated to get this tell-tale baked orange color at the tip with white bottom.[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_10501" align="aligncenter" width="594"] This photo demos another common baked citrine formation, the druse. This darker deep honey-colored ice tea hue is known as Madeira citrine. Then you can see a sharp border which then goes white.[/caption]
    How do They Do It?
    Mother Earth naturally creates citrine with her geo-thermal heat source; from within the mantle (her deluxe gourmet geo-kitchen!) by heating amethyst or smoky quartz (both are SiO2 (quartz), just as citrine is).

    The Earth can also produce the deep brown citrine, aka Madeira citrine. This is more rare than your usual lighter honey or white wine colored natural citrine. Actually, all types of natural citrine are considered relatively rare. They’re no where near as bountiful as amethyst so they can get be hard to find & a bit pricey. Be prepared.

    When we lab-heat citrine we’re simply mimicking what Mama Earth does. You usually begin with a poorly or lightly colored Brazilian amethyst. Then you heat it in a kiln to over 900°F (482°C). If you want it to go dark yellow or to red-brown (Madeira color) then you go up to 1022-1040°F (550-560°C). Some smoky quartz can turn citrine color as cool as 390°F (199°C).
    Interactive!!
    Ain’t this the interactive classroom?? My favorite kind. Crystal Hottie Shayla read this blog post w/i hours of it posting & got to experimenting in her lab kitchen & showed us how it’s done. Thank you Prof. Shayla for sharing this with us & your quick work! *bowing down* Check out her results:

    Is it Still Citrine?
    Yep, yep, yep & I feel that heated/baked crystals & stones can be worked with very effectively. Heating the stone at these temperatures simply changes the color but doesn’t change its molecular structure & again, IMHO, as long as a crystal’s molecular structure hasn’t been altered, I feel that the crystal will still have the effective healing qualities.In addition, the stone’s color (light vibrational frequency) has now been changes to that of natural citrine’s. Its no longer of the violet frequency, its now in the orange or yellow frequency. So its going to resonate that energy now.

    Is Your Citrine Fake or Natural? Part 1

    That being said, I do think that heat treating or enhancing a crystal can reduce this frequency & effectiveness since it does weaken the stone some, but it doesn’t totally burn out its potential healing effects. So, no need to replace your citrine at all.

    Citrine – Fake or Natural, Part 2

    Whether citrine is heated artificially or naturally, it’s still often commercially classified as citrine. Remember, this artificial or natural heating is not enough to change the molecular structure of the crystal so it’s still SiO2. I feel the healing properties are still those of citrine, but on a lighter scale.

    To me, lab heated citrine’s properties are not similar to amethyst’s or smoky quartz’ at all. Through much experimenting of my own as well as that of my student’s & clients, baked citrine’s properties align perfectly to my solar plexus chakra; its energetically stimulating, it helps with financial issues & it helps us to be more confident. Now, if you’re looking for a piece that’s just going to go BAMMM!  in these precise areas, then I’d advise you to go with a natural citrine, for sure….its energies will be much more powerful.

    Types of Citrine for Crystal Healing

    Let me end by saying that I feel that your intuition should always be your first guide. If a stone or crystal works for you for a particular purpose then don’t let anyone or anything that you read or hear change that for you. For certain people, certain stones may work very well while not work for others no matter what is said or written about them. Keep on truckin’, Crystal Hottie!

    Just as in quantum physics, the scientist doing the observing actually influences the outcome & properties of the subatomic particles being observed. So, basically, if you believe it to be so, it simply is, on a subatomic level. Why should it be any different on a super atomic level? As below, so it is above, right? Let the crystals that you know work for you continue to do so…if you believe it to be true, it simply is. No panicking over heat-treated citrine, OK? If it worked for you before, it’s still going to continue to do so…unless you think it won’t.

    Continue to enjoy your crystals and stones, heat-treated or not.

    Ooodles of Crystal Blessings!

    Oooodles of Crystal Blessings!!P
    P.S. What do you think of heat-treated citrine? Like it, hate it, who cares? Let me know in the comments below!

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