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.

[caption id="attachment_10678" align="aligncenter" width="427"] aquamarine[/caption]

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.

[caption id="attachment_14252" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Natural Chlorite Quartz[/caption]

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

Easy Gem Elixir! + Magical Mermaid Crystal Tea

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I decided to make this video b/c how I do gem elixirs has become HOT Crystal Topic as of late (lots questions coming in for this):

How to make a super-easy gem elixir to tote along with you…

Many of you have been asking me for more details on how I make my easy-peasy drinkable gem elixirs & the NEW water bottle I so enjoy using to do this.

I used to recommend other bottles & gadgets with more elaborate designs (some were drop-dead-plop-your-whole-paycheck-down-gorgeous) & definitely more beautiful to look at…but if you know me, I’m Ms. Practical.

So after using those other options for a while I let them keep falling away as, either I discovered something I didn’t like about them…OR I discovered more practical options that could better fit into my every day life. 😉

So as I explain in my above video, I simply choose a NON-TOXIC stone I want to work with (preferably one with a Mohs Hardness of 5 or more so it doesn’t slowly dissolve in the water) & plop it into the water in my new handy water bottle.

That’s it!

This is the water bottle I’ve been using as of late:

I then take the water I’ve infused the crystal energy  from my water bottle and use it for all sorts of other concoctions…like this Magical Mermaid Tea! Don’t you want to make some??? Come on. You know you wanna dazzle up your day mermaid style. It’s easy!

Magical Mermaid Tea Recipe
Ingredients

  • dried organic hibiscus flowers…of course!
  • dried organic rosehips
  • dried organic pineapple chunks
  • dried organic coconut
  • 1-2 drops natural organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. organic extra virgin coconut oil (keep stirring as you drink to keep it blended in)
  • all steeped in blue lace agate gem elixir water (made as shown above then heated in tea kettle)
  • Optional: Mermaid Mug from Weeki Wachee Springs in FL!
  • Optional: Blue Lace Agate Tea Infuser from this wonderful Etsy Shop 🙂

More Gem Elixir Resources

  • The water system I use to filter all our drinking water through is the Pristine Hydro System & I have more info on that here along with a scientific experiment I conducted on the effects of crystals + Pristine Hydro water on plant growth. Oh yes! 
  • If you want to learn more about gem elixirs in general I have a really fun eKit right over here all about that. 🙂

If you have other tips & tricks for working with gem elixirs that make it super easy…and FUN, please share in the comments below! I’d love to hear about it. And so would our entire Crystal Hottie Community!

Oceans of Crystal Blessings,

Why Rose Quartz, Blue Calcite & Blue Lace Agate are the New Black

Hibiscus Moon chakras, Crystals, self love, stress relief, Videos 31 Comments

Fashion. What color is the new black now?

One day you’re in the next day you’re out. Pffft!

I don’t have time for that shizzle…I just grab the next t-shirt up for rotation in my drawer, match some bottoms to it, pair up some crystal jewelry I’m vibing with for the day & I’m good to go!

BUT today…I’m going to dabble in the fashion world again while I present my annual Color-of-the-Year video, where I match-up a crystal to Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Previous Years

  • 2013: Emerald
  • 2014: Radiant Orchid; Sugilite + Lepidolite
  • 2015: Marsala; Rubilite + Ruby

This year Pantone made it more exciting because they chose two colors.

Drum roll please…
The colors of the year for 2016 are Serenity and Rose Quartz!

Rose Quartz + Serenity
The purpose of the color of the year is to “set the tone” for the coming year. Pantone has stated that the color they choose,
“has always been an integral part of how a culture expresses the attitudes and emotions of the times.”
Well…that’s a bit rich for my taste…but I think it’s safe to say it sets the direction & tone for fashion & style for the year…if you’re into that sort of thing.

So of course, yep…this is a whole marketing & branding thing for Pantone, but color is such a big part of the visual properties of crystals that I cannot help but jump onto this bandwagon!
Serenity
Serenity is a beautiful sky blue color that’s a really light blue…almost bordering on lavender.

Now, I actually chose two crystals to embody the energy of the Serenity color.
Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue gorgeous “lacy” layered-looking type of agate; hence the name.

Agates are generally characterized by the bands that you’ll see in them. It’s actually a banded chalcedony; a quartz mass made up of submicroscopic quartz particles set up in fibrous layers (those are the bands you see) that also may have other inclusions giving it various colors.

Blue Lace Agate Characteristics

  • a type of quartz, all agates are a type of quartz
  • same Mohs Hardness as quartz; a 7, so it’s relatively hard.  You’ll find them in jewelry & anything that can kind of withstand being worn a lot, ya know…that might get banged up or something or worn as a bracelet
  • a throat chakra stone
  • all about calm, gentle, serene energy, clarity
  • Best for calm + clear communication, about finding your voice but in a very calm way

Blue Calcite

Calcites come in every color in the rainbow…pretty much. Plus, calcites as a group in general, are great for balancing hormones. If you want to know more about that, I have blog post that I wrote all about that here.

Blue Calcite Characteristics

  • another throat chakra stone
  • great for thyroid balancing (whether it’s hypo or hyper thyroid) because an out of whack thyroid has to do with hormone imbalances (please read my cautions & disclaimers here before using crystals on medical issues)
  • spiritually calming + soothing as well as emotionally calming + soothing so it’s a great stone to meditate with
  • Also enhances psychic ability & assists with astral travel
  • 3 on the Mohs Hardness scale, so much softer than the Blue Lace Agate….meaning not a good idea for jewelry

The reason it’s so “soft” in comparison to quartz is b/c calcite is a Calcium Carbonate. Calcium carbonate is what the shells & hard parts of  organisms are made of. Yeah…without our precious calcites most of Earth’s organisms would not even exist! That’s the reason why calcites are so abundant on our planet. So in this case, life giving rise to a crystal.
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz feels like one of those crystals that we all know quite well. It’s 1 of the first ones that many of us purchase or that we’ve worked with or that we learn about. ❤ Am I right about that?

Rose Quartz Characteristics:

  • a type of Quartz that almost always shows up in masses. (BUT…sometimes you’ll find rare very expensive pieces that do grow in points and…wow if you have one of those; hold on to that baby because it’s worth quite a bit, they’re very rare. *See photo below.*)
  • Can vary in color, intensity and hue; sometimes they can be very deeply pink colored & sometimes they’re very pale so that they’re barely pink… and sometimes they’re right in between.
  • Rose quartz is very abundant & come in big huge masses.
  • The stone of love; all kinds of love, whether we’re talking about romantic love or love for family members, pets and friends, compassionate love or even self-love; this is the stone that encourages kindness, compassion and love of all sorts.♥
  • Works very well with the heart chakra for emotional heart issues, spiritual heart issues as well as physical heart issues.
[caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]

Rose Quartz is an all time sparkly fav & if you don’t have some in your collection, I highly recommend that you do get some.

[caption id="attachment_18466" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Examples of those SUPER-RARE natural rose quartz point clusters. Photo Credit: Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]I hope you enjoyed this fun match up for  Pantone’s color of the Year 2016:  Serenity and Rose Quartz.

Do you have any of these stones in your crystal collection? OR do you have any other suggestions to match up with “Serenity”? I’d love to hear what you think of my picks in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings!