Crystal Q & A: Your Questions Answered!

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!  Won’t you grab a cozy cuppa gem elixir tea & join me for a Crystal Q&A?

You asked, I answered!

We’ve got a wide range of sparkly topics covered in this Crystal Q&A session so watch & listen to the video. I’ve also given a summary + you can follow along with more links & glittery details below.   🙂

Before we get started, here’s my…

BORING DISCLAIMER: Crystals are a tool & support and should be part of a sound holistic health plan.  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. So in addition to doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other modalities, crystals can be very helpful.
What crystals would you recommend for children in school? 
Some great crystals for children would be Hematite and Black Tourmaline, Amethyst & Rose Quartz. There are many super easy & practical ways to use them & I wrote lot’s more on this in this blog post:  Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children. 

Also, here are some more tips for students of all ages:  Crystals to Help you Study Better, Faster + with Less Stress

What crystals are good for decreasing hyper-activity in a child?
Any light blue stone, like blue calcite or blue lace agate; or amethyst and rose quartz.

They don’t have to wear it, they can just carry it with them.  They could have 1 in their pocket, or put 1 in a small velvet bag that you can find in a metaphysical shop.  Keep in mind, you don’t want to send them out with your best looking crystals b/c they are likely to get pretty banged up with kids, so just know that when you hand them over.  😉

I just love these stones for their soft & gentle energy.  In fact, Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year are Serenity & Rose Quartz, so I gush all about these stones over here: Why Rose Quartz, Blue Calcite & Blue Lace Agate are the New Black.

 
Do you need to be careful with Lemurian Crystals?  Is the energy really strong?
I don’t feel that you need to be particularly careful w/ lemurian crystals.  It’s not something that’s common; that they’re “too strong”.

However it’s all relative and subjective to YOU. For each individual the experience will be different.

Lemurians are record holders.  They hold ancient information from Lemuria and even Atlantis. They have deep striations on the side that you can feel.  Think of the striations as a kind of bar code.  Information that’s been encoded into the crystal.  The Minas Gerais region in Brazil is the source of true lemurians. They have deep striations that you can feel by rubbing your thumb or finger over the sides. And they hold records.

Lemurians are meant to be used to access that ancient information, ancient records from the past.

As far as it being “too strong” to work with, that’s not a very common complaint.  But like I said that could be different for you. So give it a try.  The only way to know if it is to give it a try; to work with it yourself b/c it’s something you’ll need to personally experience for yourself.

BTW…I also have a blog post here with more info on Lemurian Crystals.
My son has a lot of stress and anger issues…he’s very explosive at times, what would be a good crystal for him?
Lepidolite & aquamarine are 2 crystals that I would recommend.

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BUT…

the big question is … is he willing to work with the crystals? 

It’s a matter of personal will, if he is willing to work with them. We can’t force this on anyone else.  It’s got to be him that’s initiating and is in agreement with this sort of energy work. Give him a selection, let him know what they’re for, what the intention is and let him choose which crystals to work with.  If he’s open to doing it, he’ll pick the crystal(s) that he is being drawn to & that’s a huge part of the equation in what stone will work best for him.
Do you have any experience working with Chlorite?
Yes, Chlorite included quartz!  It’s a very effective healing crystal…great for healing of all kinds.  Plus, it’s also a great crystal that carries the energy and is a vibrational match for prosperity & abundance.

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I do talk about Chlorite quartz in my super popular FREE Crystal Fakes eBook.  Do you have your own copy?  If not, you can grab it right over here!
Do you have crystal suggestions for worry and stress?
Again, amethyst and rose quartz.  Those are both ideal for stress relief. ♥ They seem to great for a lot of different things, huh?

Additionally, here’s my blog post on crystals to help relieve anxiety that might be helpful as well.
How do I safely clean my crystal in matrix without harming it?
I physically clean my quartz crystals with a certain type of acid. But you kind of have to know your crystals well and know the chemistry before you dive in and clean it up w/o causing any harm to it…or to yourself.

Here’s the low-down on How I PHYSICALLY Cleanse my Quartz Crystals. Proceed with CAUTION.
Do you have Crystal Suggestions for Postpartum Depression?

Rose quartz, moonstone, jade & unakite are the 4 stones I recommend for anything pregnancy or fertility related.

I’ve written much more on that topic including suggestions on how to work with that crystal-quad over here:  Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy

For really deep-seated or lingering depression, I suggest you add in amber or copal.  That sunny crystal combo is well-known for helping peeps bust out of depression.  And I have more tips for navigating depression over here.
Are raw crystals best to work with, or are polished stones just as good?
Great question! Whenever possible I prefer to work with a crystal that is uncut + unpolished because it has a stronger vibrational frequency.  For example, I prefer to work with a natural quartz point rather than a cut & polished one, if quartz is what I need for my crystal healing work.

But say I want to work with selenite…raw selenite is not ideal to work with in a crystal healing session because it splinters off easily, its very friable or brittle. For practical reasons it makes total sense to go with a cut and polished piece, like a polished selenite wand. 🙂

Want to learn more about my take on working with Cut or Polished Stones vs. Natural?  I’ve gone in deep right here.
What are good stones for opening the 3rd eye?
There are many stones I can recommend for this, but one that’s relatively easy to find, is pretty inexpenisve & many of us have in our collections is amethyst.

This Third Eye Crystal Work is such a big topic, & I’ve received so many questions about this over the years that I’ve written a 2 Part blog series on awakening your pineal gland. Check it out:

  • How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1
  • How To Awaken & De-Calcify Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 2

In case you’re interested…many of the questions I received here speak to the chemical and geological composition of the crystal along with the metaphysical.  That’s the type of stuff I love to teach all about in my courses Certified Crystal Healer Course as well as in my Advanced Crystal Master Course.

I hope you enjoyed this Crystal Q&A as much as I did & got to learn something new here today.  If you’ve got experiences to share on any of these crystal topics please tell us in the comments below!  I love to hear about your crystal connections.♥

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

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A while ago I wrote a blog post answering the question:
“Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?”
This is that post.

Well, my usual MO on questions like these is to simply throw some science at it. That usually gets the skeptics to sit up & listen. 😉

In that post, I dove deep into piezoelectricity; a scientific property of quartz crystals that explains 1 way they give off energy.

That blog post certainly was (surprisingly to me)…a big hit!

What I thought would be a topic that would sort of quietly disappear into internet wasteland (yeah… I needed to write it anyway simply b/c it brings me so much joy to share the sparkly musings in my head)…with me blissfully spouting off my science mumbo jumbo as I tend to do from time to time…ended up being a very popular post with it sort of getting viraly shared about…and had many of you in the comments asking for more info about the other scientific properties of quartz that I had mentioned.

Well you don’t need to ask me twice!

I’m on it.

Just took me a while to get around to this post. (You should see the pile of backed up draft blog posts I have going on over here.) I don’t think I’ll ever run out of crystal content to write about on my blog…for joy’s sake! I have so much fun doing this shizzle. 😀

OK, here we go.
What is Pyroelectricity?
Similar to piezoelectricity…pyroelectricity is the ability to transduce (**transform 1 kind of energy from 1 form to another) a temporary voltage when certain crystals are heated or cooled. So we’re talkin’ transforming heat energy into electrical energy or vice versa.

This word comes from a Greek prefix: “pyr” which means FIRE…so we’re literally talking about fire-electricity here!

It’s hard to demo this for you b/c the temp change has to happen slowly & uniformly…so all over the crystal at the same time.

But here’s a graphic I made that helps to visualize it…

So it’s the change in temperature that causes the crystal’s atoms to gain or lose energy, thereby changing their positions in the crystalline matrix.

For whatever reason it makes the atoms want to polarize.

Polarizing is when all the negatively charged atoms want to go hang out together on one end & all the positively charged ones want to go hang out together at the other.
When said polarization happens, the change & movement of the atoms generates electrical potential! The effect is commonly known as static electricity.

This property was first noticed in tourmalines in the 1700’s when it was noted they could be used for cleaning ash from tobacco pipes…b/c when briefly heated, the tourmaline would polarize & then they’d easily attract & then repel the hot ashes like a magnet. Tourmaline can also attract bits of paper, dust & straw. Amber can do this too!

SIDE NOTE: It’s this property that makes tourmaline crystal such a great choice for flat irons & curling irons…yeah, the ones we use on our hair!

Tourmaline hair straighteners have plates made from actual ground up tourmaline crystals. (Always choose these over the ceramic or metal irons for your hair.)

Why?

Well, now you know that the pyroelectric property means that when tourmaline on the iron is heated up, it will polarize…so 1 end will be negatively charged & the other will be positively charged. It’s the negatively charged end that will be making the hair pretty here by making your hair look super shiny & smoothing down the cuticles.
Pyroelectric Crystals

  • Colemantie
  • Dipotase
  • Amber
  • Hemimorphite
  • All tourmalines
  • All quartz

Triboluminescence
This scientific property is an exciting visual one where we actually see a flash of light!…best seen in the dark.

Here I am in our bathroom with 2 rose quartz chunks demo’ing this very cool property for you….

With this property we can see the energy with our own eyes being transduced from mechanical energy into light energy…we actually see the internal & external flash of light. This is a property that about 50% of minerals have. And with over 4500 minerals and counting, that’s quite a lot!

Science can’t explain everything (**gasp!**) & this property isn’t really well understood in physics…yet anyway.

Some think that triboluminescence is much like lightning, in that the impact causes an electrical current that travels through the crystal allowing trapped molecules of gas to emit light. Some explain it by saying that the impact adds energy to the system which excites the crystals’ electrons. Eventually, the electrons fall back to the original state & when they do, you get that flash of light. 
Try It Yourself!

  • Wear some safety glass just in case…small shards of quartz can go flying
  • Grab 2 rose quartz OR milky quartz crystals (not your prized pieces b/c this will damage them somewhat)
  • Go to a darkened room
  • Now take the edge or side of 1 of your crystals & strike it against the other crystal. Use force…like you’re striking a match
  • Since this is something that can damage your crystals, you may want to think twice before trying this out with specimens that you are very protective of
  • You’ll see that characteristic orange-yellow spark/glow inside the crystal! You’ll also get a strange metallic smell in the air. Totally normal, Chick Pea. 🙂

    Triboluminescent Crystals

    • quartz
    • sphalerite
    • fluorite
    • diamond
    • calcite
    • muscovite
    • opal

    You can get different energy glow colors too! It all depends on the type of crystal.

    So how does all this scientific property mumbo-jumbo help us with Crystal Healing?
    Now that I’ve explained how this energy transduction works, can you see how crystals can most certainly affect our environment on an energetic level?

    And as I said before, I feel that understanding (at least on some level) the very real power that our crystals have…power that can be proven scientifically and is taught in physics and used in technology is the key to 2 things:

  • getting others to accept it as a healing modality
  • giving crystal healers the confidence that they sometimes lack
  • Not to mention that the piezo, pyro and tribolumenescent properties of certain crystals are highly beneficial to our energy fields.

    In my Hibiscus Moon Method, I teach a very specific technique in detail that allows our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers to tap into all the power inherent in these properties…and I teach you more on the physics behind why it works. We involve the transducing aspect, allowing it to play a big role in crystal therapy!

    So please let me know … Did this blog helped you to learn a bit more about the science behind crystal healing?  Or did it bore you to tears?  …let me know that too in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

     

    P.S. If this sort of thing appeals to you & you’d like to go way deeper in your crystal practice this is just a taste of the type of info I teach in the Certified Crystal Healer Course. We’ll be enrolling again for our fall term very soon. You can get on the Wait List here.

    Detailed Manifestation Ritual for Summer Solstice in 7 Steps

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    The natural rhythms of the earth & auspicious days in the cosmic cycle are excellent times to cultivate new or deepen & renew our manifestation rituals.

    While our Western World Gregorian calendar places January as the start of our New Year, ancient & Earth-based cultures actually consider the vernal equinox to be the true start; and for good reason.

    The spring equinox represents a time to plant seeds & manifest. It’s a time of fertility, growth, and new beginnings!

    But when the Summer Solstice is upon us, as it is today in the Northern Hemi (Winter solstice for you in the Southern Hemi), we usher in a time to develop & grow those intentions that we planted at the spring equinox.

    Summer is a time of lush abundance & growth. 🙂
    Right now is the time of reaping rewards, harvesting and manifestation energy, Baby!

    And it ain’t just for farmers. 😉
    Crystals for Summer Solstice
    Here are a selection of crystals I like to use to vibe up with the very specific energetic frequencies of Summer Solstice:

    • sunstone
    • pyrite
    • citrine
    • amber
    • tiger’s eye
    • sulfur

    Notice a theme there with the stones?

    Yes, I’m very intentionally choosing stones from a specific light frequency (aka color) to align us with the correct energies for solstice time….like this shiny natural pyrite cube.

    Summer Solstice Ritual
    Here I’ve outlined the steps in my own potent summer solstice manifestation ritual:

  •  Go to your sacred space. Doesn’t need to be elaborate…just any space you can be quiet in, that is special to you & allows you to focus on the task at hand; surround yourself with crystals, summer flowers, music & diffuse some essential oils. OR you can do this outdoors: perhaps in your backyard or by the ocean or in the mountain air. Infinite possibilities!
  • Energetically clear the space you’ll be using.  You can do this easily with sound acoustics. That’s my favorite way… using a rattle, drum, crystal singing bowl or any musical instrument which calls attention to the beginning (and later, the ending) of your ritual. You can also sing or chant to do this.
  • Set your intentions for this ritual with a list. Since this is a time of development, growth & lush abundance, I try to set intentions related to that.
    • Is it time to grow your savings account? Grow your business? Increase the number of friends you have or a time to develop your education & learning or do some self-development? 
    • Write your 3 manifestation intentions down on a small piece of paper so you can refer to it. Be sure to include a specific timeline & be as clear and precise as you can but keep it about YOU.
    • (A gentle reminder: No manipulation of other people’s personal will as that’s something I never recommend).
  • Get Focused. First hold the special crystals you’ll be using for this ritual in your hands & then focus on the natural rhythm of your breath. Allow yourself to begin to breathe more deeply, filling your lungs all the way to the bottom taking the deepest breaths you’ve taken in a while & then squeezing all the air out of your lungs. Notice how your body responds.
  • Visualize each item on your list very clearly. Notice every detail. Imagine it happening through your feelings & senses. Do the same for your next 2 intentions.
  • Put your verbal energy into it & declare it to the Universe. While still holding your crystal(s) out loud and with energy say,  “And so it is!”…or some variation; Aho! Amen! So mote it be! …you get the picture.
  • End with sound acoustic vibration to seal the deal.  Again using your preferred method: rattle, drum, crystal singing bowl, etc.
  • Want more?

    You can take all week to still work with the energies of the Summer Solstice as we’ll still be in the vibration & energies for a few more days & you can take that time to go deeper.

    Once a year at Summer Solstice, I offer my Summer Solstice Meditation eKit where I go over specific herbs & essential oils you can use to further amplify the power of your crystals… along with a guided video meditation & detailed summer solstice ritual and a bunch of other goodies all bundled up in my Summer Solstice Glitter Bundle!

    Happy Sparkly Summer Solstice to you!

    Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

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    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!