Crystals for Lowering Your EMF Risks…and WHY you should care

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crystals for emf

First…

THE BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to a sound holistic health plan & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation. Please check with a doctor first before applying any advise given here.

Second…

This is an updated & revamped version of a classic blog post. So much new info has come out around this subject that I had to include it & update here. Hope you find it useful! ♥

OK, have you noticed over the last few years people have become much more concerned with EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation & now a new possible threat; nuclear radiation in the atmosphere? AKA, EM Pollution.

We’re hearing more & more about cell phone radiation and how that can be harmful to our health. (Thank goodness the word is finally getting out about that!)

Some symptoms of excess EMF radiation are:

  • fatigue
  • joint & muscle pain
  • decreased attention span
  • memory loss
  • difficulty focusing
  • insomnia

BTW, these are the same symptoms of being un-grounded…of feeling Yuck & Stuck!
I feel there’s no such thing as coincidence & that this is directly due to too much EMF in our environments causing us to become un-grounded.
Crystals to Ward off EMF
In my Certified Crystal Healer Courses we discuss specific crystals & protocols for counteracting EMF pollution. Crystals you don’t want to use are any sort of silicate crystals: quartz, lepidolite, opal, etc.

Why? Well, for the simple reason that they easily slide into resonance with electronics & microwave radiation. That property is why silicon (what silicates & quartz [silicon dioxide] are made of) is so widely used in technology! It’s an excellent semi-conductor of energy.

Some ask me what sort of stones they can place around their computers and laptops to help protect them from any radiation coming from there. I feel the best stones to use for this sort of EMF protection are ferromagnetic (iron containing) stones such as:

  • lodestone/magnetite (these are essentially the same mineral, but lodestone is found naturally magnetized while magnetite is not)
  • hematite
  • pyrite

WARNING: be certain not to have any strongly magnetic stones near your laptop or other devices = can cause LAPTOP DEATH due to hard-drive being erased.

2 More Non-Ferromagnetic Minerals Ideal for This

  • Black tourmaline – (even though it’s a silicate). The reason I throw this stone into the hat is b/c it’s got just the right combo of elements & it has the added yin-benefit of having iron in it. Black tourmaline is known for its ability to transmute energy & due to it having piezoelectric as well as pyroelectric properties too. (You can check out those 2 blog posts if you want to really get geeky with this).
  • Another recent favorite for EMF protection is shungite (You can find out why in that blog post).
  • [caption id="attachment_11684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] These are 2 shungite pieces from my crystal grid that surrounds my wifi router.[/caption]

    Now! Here’s the KICKER that I’ve discovered!! Most of these are the same exact stones many cultures teach to use to ground ourselves!!! Again, no flippin’ coincidence. Don’t you just love when the ancient knowledge & the new revelations dovetail together like that? ♥

    Here are all my fav EMF-Curb-Kickin’ stones together…

    Other tips + techniques:

    • Make a lodestone (magnetic) pendulum, spin it through your EMF to strengthen weak areas (one of our Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Masters has created one of these for us & sells them in her shop!)
    • Protect yourself from so much cell phone use. In this blog post I talk about a receiver device that will do just that. Children should not use cell phones due to their higher susceptibility, reduce your own cell phone use & use a land line whenever possible
    • Place Kernite or Colemanite crystals in any low dose nuclear radiation environment to absorb; these crystals are Boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation
    [caption id="attachment_1941" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kernite[/caption]

     

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    • Unplug your bedroom as much as possible (listen to Warren’s recording below for how’s & why’s)
    • Reduce or eliminate your use of wireless internet (you can put it on a timer so at least part of the time it’s not radiating throughout your house, physical body & auric field).

    Healing Magnesium Crystal Bath for EMF Detox
    Not only is this bath great for de-toxing excess EMF build up but this bath is super-relaxing.

    Magnesium is a magical mineral that increases serotonin in our systems which creates calm relaxation in us. This bath is perfect for use after radiation exposure of any sort (going through TSA, x-ray screenings, etc.) or even too much time on your mobile device or computer.

    I adapted the original recipe of this bath from the book Zapped (linked below). DISCLAIMER: (Children, pregnant women & anyone with chronic illness should avoid this bath or consult with their doctor first re: high water temp.)

    • 1 lb. Himalayan sea salt (can sub regular sea salt)
    • 1 lb. baking soda
    • 1-2 tablespoons of ionic Magnesium Concentrated trace minerals (stress from EMF & radiation pollution drains magnesium & increases adrenaline)
    • tub of very hot water (hot as you can stand)
    • 1 tumbled stone each of serpentine & rhodonite (magnesium containing minerals safe for plopping into your bath)

    Now just soak in the tub until it cools. Then after your bath, don’t dry off or shower off right away. You can choose to rub down with some magnesium oil or if you’re going to bed you can rub some on the bottom of your feet. You want to allow the minerals to soak into your skin.

    If you’d like to learn more about residual static build-up, wireless EMF, radioactivity & how to lower your risk and avoid EMF exposure around your house here’s a great recording of an interview with Vicki Warren, the past executive director of the Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology. Here she talks about all of these things & gives excellent advice on examining your home for EMF dangers! Awesome stuffs.

    I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. Truly eye-opening! Be informed & get protected:

    I don’t like to fear monger but I feel so much of this info is under-reported and so easily remedied. I think its good to get this info out there from time to time & remind ourselves to clean up our energy + get grounded & balance.

    If you have other tips or ideas, please share. We’d love to hear them here! And if you found this post useful or helpful, please share it with others. ♥

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    How to Ground using Crystals + Other Tips & Techniques

    Hibiscus Moon earthing, grounding, health 14 Comments

    BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. Let me also disclose that this is a link-rich post. I have lots of good resources here to refer you to. ALL of the products that I recommend are products that I have personally used & HIGHLY recommend. Some of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them, but you can certainly purchase through a different link. Just wanted you to know that I wouldn’t have them here if I didn’t totally believe in them.

    Some of us struggle to stay grounded, to stay connected, balanced & centered.  Sometimes you just feel like a total space cadet.

    I find I get un-grounded when I’m at an event around a lot of people if I know the focus is on me…b/c I’m an introvert. Or when I’m overloaded with work.

    There are many ways to ground yourself. Here in this blog post, I’ll share what works for me. 🙂

    CAUTION: In my experience though, you sometimes need to be careful to not to OVERDO the grounding. As in everything, we’re looking for balance. Doing too much grounding can possibly have a negative impact on some, making them feel too “low” & “heavy”…sometimes even depressed. But only you can determine what is best for you.

    I teach several grounding techniques in my Certified Crystal Healer Courses and some that are specifically tailored for professional crystal healing sessions…to keep the therapist well-protected.
    Why do we need to be grounded at all?
     

    I whole-heartedly believe that in order to physically manifest what you want here on the physical plane, you must be solidly grounded. This isn’t necessary  “all of the time”, nor is it recommended. Hey, sometimes, being ungrounded is exactly what’s needed. But being able to re-establish that grounding when needed is key.

    It’s also part of your energetic hygiene, b/c when you’re not grounded…that’s when your electromagnetic field (aka your aura) can become vulnerable and even “rip”, “tear” or “leak” your energy…or allow energetic cords to become attached.
    Physical Symptoms of Being Un-Grounded

    If you have 2 or more of the below symptoms, you may be currently ungrounded.; the more symptoms, the more un-grounded you may be. (BTW these same symptoms manifest when we’re exposed to too much EMF radiation and/or have various types of auto-immune diseases…chicken or the egg scenario? Just sayin’)

    • varying levels of depression
    • decreased dopamine levels
    • increased levels of adrenaline & cortisol (no bueno!)
    • undisciplined
    • fatigue
    • leg cramps or restless legs
    • headaches or migraines
    • muscle pain
    • insomnia
    • disorganized
    • unfocused & decreased attention span, cannot finish projects or see anything through
    • low stamina

    Grounding is a standard & important safety procedure among electricians. With both electrical wiring as well as with our own electromagnetic fields (auras), grounding creates a direct physical connection to our planet!
    This is CRITICAL, b/c Mama Earth acts as a reservoir of charges & can neutralize any excess electrical current or energy.

    Grounding literally dissipates excess energy to the ground. When our homes + appliances are grounded (to a lightning rod) it protects us from shocks, shorts & interference. You can verify that with any electrician you know!

    When you’re properly grounded you have a neutral charge, meaning your energy is balanced. Plus, when we’re well-grounded it’s also beneficial to us for self-protection; it helps keeps our energy focused & un-scattered.
    My Go-To Grounding Stones + Mineral Treatments
    One thing I like to do personally is to increase my magnesium uptake both internally as well as externally.

    Immersing your body in ionic minerals, such as magnesium, will allow you to ground by picking up any excess charge. I do things like take ionic magnesium concentrate (taken internally; about 8 drops/day), magnesium bath salts or even magnesium oils (to rub on the skin or to bathe in).

    I also really love to use ferromagnetic (aka iron-containing) stones as they are very effective grounders.

    Remember that we have high amounts of iron in our blood which harmonizes more easily with the humongous iron core crystal at the center of our planet…yes, the very planet we’re trying to ground with…there’s a freakin’ big hexagonal iron crystal hanging out below our feet, hotter than the sun & about the size of Texas!!

    ***I don’t know about you but I think that’s some pretty cool shizzle!***

    Good to know, right? B/c working with ferromagnetic crystals allows us to more easily entrain with the grounded energy of Earth.
    A few great stones to choose from:

    • lodestone
    • hematite
    • pyrite
    • black tourmaline

    Earthing
    In order to stay ground & balanced, another great thing to do is have skin-to-Earth contact, picking up the earth’s natural plethora of negative ions.

    Because most of us are almost always in shoes, your feet don’t get to touch the Earth & pick up the negative ions that our great planet provides aplenty. Really all you need to do to ground is walk around barefoot on the Earth(I recommend doing this as much as possible).

    And if you’re in a cold climate & don’t want your feet frozen to the ground, you can always go hug a tree with your bare hands. Yep! That makes the same sort of grounding circuit with the Earth.

    If you wanna learn more about grounding with Mama Earth’s energy (Earthing), there’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend:

    Weighted Blanket Technique
    Have you heard of the weighted blanket phenomenon? It’s a safe & effective non-drug therapy known to help those with insomnia, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety and so much more.

    “Historically, Native Americans and other indigenous tribes from around the world automatically wrapped their babies snuggly in a swaddle or cradle board to ease fussiness.” stated by Tori Boucher, an autism spectrum counselor. You can check out more info on the weighted blanket technique here.

    But I want to take this idea a step further specifically for grounding!

    You may be familiar with the BioMat and the BioMat amethyst & black tourmaline pillow. Well…the pillow’s crystals are actually encased in a special removable quilted cover that zips off & can be used as a mini-weighted AMETHYST + BLACK TOURMALINE blanket placed over various areas of the body!! Yeah, I know~~!

    Specifically for grounding, I’ve placed it over or under the legs or feet, whichever feels the most comfy. Doesn’t get any more grounding than that, huh?

    I’ve been telling my Crystal Healing students about this BioMat technique for years & all who try it, tell me they love it. ♥
    Grounding Gem Elixir Oil
    For days when I feel a little extra grounding is in order I have my Grounding Gem Elixir Oil that I can use in a number of different ways. I can diffuse it in a space with an oil burner or diffuser, I can wear it as a perfume or I can anoint my stones & meditation altar objects. I even just like looking at it b/c its just so damn sparkly pretty!

    So let me give you the recipe for this special stuffs.

    BTW, I didn’t measure on this…I just added random drops of different ingredients until I liked it. We’re not baking cookies here so feel free to play with it. 😉  I  recommend that all essential oils listed should be organic, fair-trade & sustainably harvested whenever possible.

    • jojoba oil as the carrier oil base
    • several drops of magnesium oil
    • several drops of juniper berry essential oil
    • cedar wood essential oil
    • clove bud essential oil
    • patchouli essential oil
    • 3 whole cloves
    • gemstone chips of red garnet, hematite, black onyx or black tourmaline

    This oil has a very comforting & calming energy while connecting us solidly to Mama Earth.  It’s potent stuffs & it smells soooo good!

    So tell me Sparkly One…do you practice grounding techniques on a regular basis?  Do you work with the crystals only? Or a combo of Earthing tools?  Did you try any of my techniques listed above? Please tell me what you do to ground & balance in the comments below. 

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, healing, health, Videos 35 Comments

    At one time or another, I’d guess that everyone has been touched by depression.

    Some of us end up battling with it more than others.

    I personally know depression from all sides. I’ve experienced it myself & have had several close family members who’ve had to deal with it.

    I know that it’s debilitating & it can make you anxious b/c you’re so desperate to just get out of that feeling of hopelessness. There are many different levels & shades of depression & all may need to be dealt with differently.

    BUT whatever method is your chosen method to help heal & deal, I feel any sound holistic healthy approach can be amplified & enhanced through the use of energy work & crystals. So this is the perfect spot for my…

    BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation.

    Here’s a recent question I received:

    Q: I’ve been searching all over the internet for depression specific crystal suggestions.  Do you have a go-to crystal prescription for depression?

    Good Question!  Let’s dive in …

    Crystals for Depression
    Now the first suggestion I have is a mineral.  As I teach in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, all minerals are crystals at the microscopic level…even if you can’t see the crystals with the naked eye. So this pick, it’s a common one.  Most of us have it in one way, in one form of jewelry or another…
    Yellow Gold
    Yellow gold is great for busting us out of depression. It has a very strong male energy and along with that strong-push-male energy, it has a very motivating kind of energy, which is usually just what we need to get us out of that depressed feeling.
    Ocean Jasper
    In the above video, I have ocean jasper in this nice little pendant coupled with peridot.

    Ocean Jasper is great for coping with change.

    Many times big changes in our lives are what precipitates or causes depression. Ocean Jasper gives you the strength to cope with that change.

    It’s also is about bringing in that element of water; it has a lot of water energy so it’s about renewal.  If you need to renew what’s going on in your life, to get over this depression period, then ocean jasper helps bring in that washing away cleansing and renewal energy.
    Citrine
    Citrine is a commonly-recommended crystal for depression. It’s one that I’ve talked about often. Citrine comes in handy for a lot of life’s little curve balls and it’s known as a “happy stone”.

    It helps bring in a happy sunny disposition; happy energy. It doesn’t need to be a natural Citrine like these shown below:

    You can choose to work with the heat-treated variety just as well…

    I do always say, though, that the natural citrine packs a way more powerful punch than the treated variety. I’ve talk about that before so you can check out some of my other videos on citrine and why it’s heated and what that does.

    It’s not a bad thing though at all.
    Amber
    I can’t recommend this one enough.

    However, I do have to caution that it is becoming relatively difficult to find natural true amber.

    I was given an amber gift and it turned out to be a resin, it was totally plastic. 🙁 So again, here’s a link to my blog post on how to tell the difference between real amber and fake amber.

    So anyway…amber is wonderful for chasing the blues away.

    Amber helps with S.A.D.; seasonal affective disorder. Many of us who experience a lack of sunlight or lack of vitamin D fall into a winter depression during the colder winter months…most especially if you live in a climate where the winter season is very extreme or long. So if you do fall victim to that perhaps wearing some amber jewelry (authentic amber jewelry) can really help you out with the S.A.D. and coping with that.
    Rose Quartz
    My next pick for working through depression is Rose Quartz and I recently did a video all about rose quartz.

    Rose quartz is wonderful for any kind of emotional healing, compassion, and just general “feel great” energy. ♥
    Tiger’s Eye
    And my last pick for crystals and stones to work with your depression is tiger’s eye. In my video you’ll notice I’m actually wearing some tiger’s eye rings. ?

    Tiger’s eye gives us strength & it helps us balance in the extremes.  You know, if you’re really having a hard bout of depression if you’re in the really extreme lows of the lows, tiger’s eye is a good one to go to.

    It’s also got a very protective quality, giving you the strength that you need to help balance out so that you’re not in the throes of the extremes.  It’s a great stone to work with for someone affected by bipolar disorder; that is dealing with the extremes (extreme highs and extreme lows).
    Now Let’s TAWK SCIENCE!
    In a scientific experiment published in 1993, a quartz crystal presented to depressed test subjects improved long-term healing when compared to a placebo fake glass crystal.

    70% continued improvement with the quartz crystal vs. 30% continued improvement with those presented with the placebo. BOOO-YAH!

    This is HUGE!

    That’s actually 2x as good as antidepressants…w/o the nasty side effects. Not saying that you should dump your antidepressants (as they do have their place) but to have a powerful tool available to you like that in the form of a crystal?! HUGE.

    First, I want to be sure to add in the non-crystal tips that I feel you should tap into alongside crystal healing b/c it’s recommend over & over again…& I know it worked for me:

    • Get regular exercise, consistently. Get those endorphins flowing. Helps so much with hormone balancing! I know it may feel like the very last thing you want to do, but trust me…it helps so very much!
    • Get your hormones checked & safely balanced with a natural bio-identical alternative (especially if you’re in hormone-decline years {can start as early as age 35}…yes, this applies to males also!)
    • If you tend towards a lack of sleep, get caught up. Makes a big difference.
    • Eat clean! Eating junk is only hurting you, so clean up that diet.

    Depression-Busting Crystal Tips
    1. Crystal MeditationSelf-Medicate? No, Self-Meditate! Grab your fav. crystal from my above list, put on a guided meditation (like this one) and go relax for about 15 min. I guarantee you’ll feel much better afterwards.

    2. Adopt good sleep habits with the help of crystals

    3. Have a Berry Banana Depression Busting Smoothie at least 4 times/week (Great for mood boosting & energy!); High in vitamin C, omega 3, fiber, anti-oxidants, amino acids, protein & potassium, all of which help to boost your brain function & beat the blues away.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 Cup Organic Frozen Berries
    • 1/2 Cup Citrine Gem Elixir Water (just drop a citrine stone into distilled water overnight)
    • 1 Small Organic Banana
    • 1 tsp colloidal gold
    • 1 Tbsp. organic local (if possible) raw honey
    • 1 Tbsp. silica (yep, same stuff quartz crystals are made of!)
    • 1 Tbsp. local (if possible) Bee Pollen
    • 2 Tbsp. Hemp Protein Powder

     

    4. Good Mood Mojo Bag: Work with a chosen crystal from above to kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts; coined by Dr. Daniel Amen) that fuel depression.

    Negative thinking patterns provide the gas for anxiety & depression, not to mention that thoughts become things! Eeeek. Create a mojo kit just for this! Grab a little bag of some sort, add in a crystal or 2 then add in some Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Mandarin essential oils along with a mix of lemon balm & lavender herbs. Carry it around with you in your pocket.

    BAM! You’ll see. 😉This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet?

    5. Anti-Depression Gem Elixir Tea (with any herbs…if you’re taking any antidepressants be sure to check with your Dr. first!):

    Ingredients:

    • Fill a small tea infuser ball with…
    • St. John’s Wort organic herb
    • Siberian Ginseng organic herb
    • Citrine & Tiger’s Eye tumbled stones…yep, plop them right in a few minutes after you’ve made your tea so it’s not too hot.
    • Optional: sweeten it up a bit with some Raw Organic Honey

    This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet? Hmmm?

    6. Blues-Busting Stress Release Bath: Soak it up with a few drops of lavender essential oil, then drop in an amber, rose quartz & citrine tumbled stones. Ahhhh, relaxing & mood-boosting.

    I hope that these tips can help you or someone you love navigate some of the challenges depression can bring.

    I’d love to hear what you think of my Crystal Picks in the comments below + any other ideas you’ve had success with in combating the blues. Thank you for sharing in the comments! 

    Crystal Blessings!

     

    What are the best Crystals for Busting Bad Habits?

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystals, healing, health 12 Comments

    Bad habits.

    We all have them.

    They say it takes an average of 66 days to break a bad habit.

    And 21 days to create a new one.

    Hey! That totally works in our favor: It only takes less than a 1/3 of the time to create a new good habit than it does to break a bad one. 🙂

    Annnnd, you’ll probably be happy to know that we can use crystals to help us along with that task.
    So let’s get to talking about crystal suggestions for breaking our bad habits:

    A lot of times people will say something like:

    • I need to quit smoking 
    • I need to stop biting my nails 
    • I need to get into a habit of not eating junk food, or stop being lazy and “couch-potatoing” when I get home from work and get to the gym

    Whatever it is that you consider to be a bad habit that you want to break out of, any bad habit you can think of…I’ve probably heard it before & have partaken in a few myself.

    Of course, I’ve had my own bad habits that I’ve had to kind of bust out of.  Not exercising, eating poorly, gossiping. I used to drink Coke all of the time.  Then it was Diet Coke all the time.  Yes, I have used crystals to help me quit. 

    As always, I’m not saying that crystals are the only thing you should do.  There are lots of ways, methods and all kind of things you can use to help you quit, break the bad habit & train yourself out of that habit & I feel you should use all that you have at your disposal, not just rely on the crystals alone, however, crystals can be a really powerful healthy ally, tool & support in helping you to break out of these bad habits.

    Having said that, here in this blog post, I’m going to only focus on the crystals.

    Crystals for Bad Habits
    Amethyst:

    It’s, like, the most well-known crystal for helping us to break out of bad habits.

    Since ancient times, Romans used to create goblets made of Amethyst because it was well-known as an anti-drunkenness stone.  They would make the goblets of Amethyst so that the rulers & leaders could just drink and drink and drink; get everybody else stinkin’ drunk & incapacitated, but they wouldn’t be drunk themselves, thereby able to take total advantage of situations!

    I haven’t tested this method out myself. 😉

    [caption id="attachment_17979" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Trying to climb into my amethyst geode. ;)[/caption]

    Then this anit-drunkiness reputation kind of morphed into a stone that would make you not want to drink.  Of course, we know that alcohol can be addictive.

    More addictive for some than others.

    I am told (have heard this from others so please correct me if I’m wrong) that in A.A. Meetings, they suggest carrying a little Amethyst with you to help on the path to sobriety.

    Even if it is just for a visual reminder; like a tangible object to remind you of the path that you are on…Hey, if that’s all it is for some people, then fine!

    I know & you probably know it too; Amethyst indeed has those kind of “will-power-boosting” properties, so that you don’t want to do those things you’re trying to break free of: whether it be soda, cigarettes, drugs, alcohol…whatever it is that is bad for you, that we consider a bad habit.

    [caption id="attachment_17978" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Surrounded by amethyst at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show![/caption]

    We all have bad habits of 1 kind or another we’d like to release. Right? It’s part of our human experience.  
    Amazonite:
    Another stone that’s really great to help you kind of look for the root cause of what’s holding you back, or what’s making you rely on these bad habits is Amazonite.

    It’s a good reminder of your goals, and what you’re moving towards…breaking those bad habits

    [caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]
    Chrysocolla:
    Chrysocolla is gorgeous & sometimes looks like the planet Earth. Doesn’t it?

    Just beautiful.

    This stone allows us to express our sacred selves while experiencing our power…yet with gentleness. It assists us with releasing fear-based actions & patterns; such as bad habits.

    Staurolite:
    Staurolite (aka Fairy Cross) is actually great for helping us get rid of things…including bad habits!  Sometimes you’ll find little sparkly red Garnets in there with the staurolite. Luscious!

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    Black Onyx
    The Black Onyx is also wonderful for boosting will-power.  That’s what you need; lots of will-power when you’re trying to break your bad habits, until the new GOOD habit becomes…well…a habit!

    It also boosts inner strength.

    [caption id="attachment_17977" align="aligncenter" width="600"] By Simon Eugster –Simon 14:41, 11 April 2006 (UTC) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]It’s not as powerful or forceful of an energy as Black Obsidian, although they look very much alike.  Black Onyx & Black Obsidian are both shiny & they’re both black.

    How to tell the difference? Obsidian is usually shinier. Onyx is a bit more dull & may have white, gray or black spots or bands (see above).

    Have you used crystals to support your journey towards positive change, to bust out of any bad habits you’ve held onto?  Which ones are your favs? Please share in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings! More power to you, Sparkly One, in breaking your bad habits!