Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

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Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts

Get your sparkly lasso b/c it’s crystal round-up time!

Today I’m going to list out my 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

Just in case you missed any of these last year, I want to make sure you see them now. **These blog posts really vibed it up BIG-TIME with our Crystal Hottie Community so chances are…you’re going to love at least a few of them too!**

So here they are…my most sparkliest 10 posts of 2016:
1.  More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I’ve got some new ones for ya…)
The artificial mineral market is continuing to grow & it seems there’s a “gap” in good reliable info on this sort of thing in general.

I get really super-duper passionate about getting this info out there & I feel I’m in a very unique position to do just that, being a former science department chair, having studied geology at the Masters level & being a Crystal Healing Teacher with a pretty large platform  gives me a great advantage…so how could I NOT heed the call?

I’m so honored to be able to serve in this way & grateful for being given the opportunity to do so!

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/fake-crystals-ajoite/
2. 9 Signs You May be a Crystal Hoarder | Part 1
Have you seen or heard of that show “Hoarders“?

OR perhaps you know of some hoarders in your life.  Some of us have family members or loved ones that just popped into our heads, right? 

OR…are you getting that little niggly feeling that perhaps YOU might be a Crystal Hoarder?

Hey, it’s OK if you are…many of us get that feeling. I know b/c I hang with a pretty crystal-obsessed bunch of which I may be the worst obsessor of them all. 😉

OK, I know I like to joke around…but this is serious shizzle here. Watch this …

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-hoarding/
3. Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

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.

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-depression/
4. How To Program a Crystal
I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/how-to-program-a-crystal/
5. Are crystals alive?
Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

Are there living “entities” in crystals?

Do they have consciousness?

Are they having a life experience?

Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

My opinion is that, yes, they have a form of consciousness. It may not be in the same way we experience or understand that but, yes.

We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/are-crystals-alive/
6. Cutting Cords Using Crystals
First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/cutting-cords-using-crystals/
7. Got Crystals? Don’t Know What to Do with Them All? 4 Action Steps for You!
I have a question for you:

Too many crystals, not enough time?
I sense that this may be starting to become a wee-little problem in our Crystal Hottie community. Some Crystal-Hoarding, perhaps?
Are we in need of a 12 Step Program here? 😉
Hey! I’m the worst offender! I’m not immune in any way.
Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/got-crystals/
8. My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise
It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!

 First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/current-favorites/
9. Do Others Think You’re Woo-Woo Weird? 3 Steps to Own Your Sparkly Shit!
Are you uncomfy coming out of the “crystal closet“?

Afraid others will think you’re weird, not get you or think that you’re just totally out to lunch?

“What is all this sage burning, crystal collecting, essential oil rubbing wacko-ness?”

I get it. It’s hard when everyone around you is not doing the same thing.

And they don’t really get it.

Story Time!

This 1 time I went to the doctor’s office & had my doc probing around with her stethoscope to check my heartbeat and had to explain to her what those hard lumps were protruding from my bra. She had a complete & total poker face while I told her that “those were my crystal companions for the day’s energies that I wanted to infuse into my electromagnetic field”.

Keep reading here: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/own-your-sparkly-shit/
10. Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!
It’s Experiment Time! 

You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-experiment/

Which one’s your favorite Crystal Hottie?  Which 2016 blog post did you vibe with the most?  I’d love to hear it from you in the comments below! 

Crystal Blessings!

Hibiscus Moon

My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!

 

First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 
Crystals
My favorite crystal right now is Papagoite, and I just finally got a hold of some.:D

This is a difficult mineral to find, much like Ajoite.  You may have heard me go on and on about Ajoite being very difficult to find in a recent blog post, They both come from the same area; the Messina mine in South Africa, but Papagoite is even more rare than Ajoite!

I’ve just recently got two pieces;  one had a very little little bit of the Papagoite tell-tale color in it (bright blue) and the other piece has a little too with a bit more color saturation.

This blue is really hard to describe. It’s very vibrant. It’s less green than Ajoite and the top one in the above pic actually has a phantom within.

Phantoms allow you to move you to the next level…deeper levels of meditation, for example. Phantoms are a natural phenomenon that I teach more about in my Advanced Crystal Masters course + I also created this blog + video about phantom crystals quite some time ago over here. (be forewarned…that’s some really old content from me!)
Rings Please
Then I have my favorite jewelry at the moment.  Yup, in the vid I’m wearing a lot of different jewelry!  Some bracelets made of coral, some carnelian…but my favorites right now are my tiger’s eye ringsI really love these rings.

The one on my pointer finger I just found on clearance in a store for just 5 bucks!  Sparkle Score!!!

And my other tiger’s eye ring (on my ring finger) I had made by an artist on Etsy who unfortunately no longer has her shop or I’d tell you where to get it. 🙁

They’re both Big & Chunky….just like I like ’em.

Aromatherapy Scentsation (+ crystals of course)

Next fav is an essential oil blend called Terrashield made by doTERRA.

BTW, I don’t endorse any particular essential oil brand. I just look for high quality 100% pure essential oils, preferably organic, sustainably crafted & fair trade. 

So, Terrashield is a bug repellent blend and right now, where I live, there’s a lot of little bugs called “no-see-‘ums”.  They’re worse than mosquitoes with their bite that hurt instantly!  A couple of days later you get little welts too. Lovely.

I like to use this Terrashield blend.  It’s really really effective for keeping them at bay. Then I use a little Amethyst along with it; a great insect repelling combo!

I also like to get those little bottles of gemstone chips, you know, the ones that nobody ever knows what to do with?  Well, they’re great for putting a few chips into your essential oil so you can create a special little crystal-infused blend.
Crystal Hottie

My next favorite is actually a Crystal Hottie. ? She’s one of our Facebook commenters & she also happens to be one of our Certified Crystal Healers…and she’s always coming over to my Facebook page and leaving lovely beautiful comments. She’s really active on there…the wonderful Terry Hicks CCH!

Whooohoo! Terry, you’re one of my favorites right now because you always leave such joyful, wonderful, positive comments on page that I am so grateful to receive.

If I’m ever not feeling right in some way, I go over to my Facebook page and I’m sure to see a comment from you & they’re always so sweet, lovely & uplifting, so thank you for that!♥
Mermaid Mojo

Then we have my new mermaid stamp.  Yes, I know, nothing to do with crystals! 

I found this mermaid beauty in a local crafty shop.  It was kind of pricey @ $9.50 but it’s the cutest thing ever!  And, I’ve been stamping this thing all over the freakin’ place.

It’s kind of big and obnoxious for a stamp but she is a mermaid…so it’s totally OK! ?

Hello?

Remember the old school telephone?  Those of you in my courses know that I harp on and on about getting zapped by electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic fields,  and how we can use crystals to mitigate that

…but you know what?

Your cell phones are probably the worst culprit that you’re most susceptible to…really really bad to keep up to your ear all the time. Really.
Don’t use your cell phones for long conversations.  You just don’t want that shizzle right up near your head for long periods of time.
Best to minimize use with them as much as you can. 

If you do have to have a long conversation on your mobile you can use something like this old school looking receiver and you plug it right into your cell phone! Takes care of that problem.

It comes in a variety of fun color options.  My brother actually gave mine to me. Thoughtful guy!

When I’m at home I have a landline,  so I don’t use my cell phone for any at-home telephone convos. But if you do…if you think you’re going to need to use your cell phone for a long period of time this is a great solution. By using this little sucker, you can keep the cell phone away from your head, at a safer distance.  Not safe, but safer. 
Kind of like safe sex there is no such thing as safe sex, there’s safer sex.  😉

Again nothing to do with crystals…just a favorite.
Crystal Bio-Belt
Back to the crystals. I’ve talked about this in a video before but it’s still a favorite and I’ve been using it a lot lately so I have to tell you about it again.

It’s the bio-belt made by the same company that makes bio-mat but they stopped making them for a while.  So I have mine and people would ask me where I got it and I couldn’t refer them anywhere b/c they weren’t making them at the time. 

But now, they are back at it and offering it again!

This is a belt filled with gem stones of all different kinds of crystals.  Unlike the bio-mat which is all amethyst, the bio-belt has all kinds of different crystals and you get to wrap it around you like a belt. 

You do need to plug it in & initially need to be near an outlet when using this.  But then…you can unplug & just get up and walk around after it’s heated up. However, I’ll often use it when I’m sitting at my desk. 

And, once again, addressing those electromagnetic fields…they’ve taken care of that b/c the bio-belt has a special electromagnetic frequency mitigator that makes it so that the electromagnetic frequencies are harmless to you. Yup, very cool! 

It also has a little controller attached to it so you can change the temp or turn the power off completely & continue to receive the gemmy benefits. Yep, after it’s heated up for like five minutes you can turn it off and its stays warm for up to an hour later.

I absolutely love this thing because it’s portable, allowing you to get stuff done while you’re still getting the crystal healing treatment from the vibrational frequencies of the crystals….and you’re not required to lie down…unless you want to.

Silica Gel

And the last favorite thing I want to talk about today is Silica Gel.  There are different brands, so you want to go ahead and check the reviews & make sure it’s one that you’d like to use. 

This is 1 kind that I use…

and then there’s also another one that I like from Earth Shift products here…

Yes, it’s the same type of silica that quartz crystals are made of: silicon dioxide!. 🙂

I take this internally & use it many smoothie & gem elixir recipes. 

In 1 tablespoon you get 420 milligrams of silica!  I like to take this mineral supplement daily, one tablespoon daily.

The reason I like taking this is because all your cell walls are made of silica and it’s been noted in scientific studies that people who have higher levels of silica actually stave off lots of different dis-eases. Check it out for yourself!

Silica directly helps with:

  • connective tissue
  • hair
  • skin
  • nails

***Now I want to hear from you please***

In the comments below can you please tell me: 

Should I do videos like this every once in a while?  A little more often?  How sparkly are my Current Favorites? Did I really go too far off track with stuff that was unrelated to crystals, listed too many, do you want to hear more about that kind of stuff?  Or should we just keep it to crystals only? 

Please let me know! Thank you!

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!

 

 

My Fort Myers Gem Show Adventure

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Sometimes the build up is better than the actual event.

What’s that saying?…
It’s all about the journey…not the destination.
Def. the case for my recent trip to this local gem show.

Even though this gem show was a bit of a dud for me, I still found an amazing specimen…so not a total wash!

Check out my vlog of this gem show below. In it I cover:

  • Fake ruby! & story of someone getting dupes out of $5K
  • A very knowledgeable & reputable rock hound
  • Fire Quartz
  • My new fabulously large Smokey Elestial Enhydro!

It’s always fun to check out a gem show in your area…no matter what, really!

You can click these links to see if there are any coming around soon near you:

  • Rock n’ Gem
  • The Vug List

And of course, part of any sparkly adventure is the fun of prepping for it! So, here’s a link to my post where I outline everything you need to know to gear up: Gem Show Shopping Tips.

There are also links over there to many of my yearly visits to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the glittery magic that transpires with that, so be sure to check those out too. ?

For more glittery shopping tips on Gem Show bargain hunting & what to watch out for click over here.

Have you traveled to a gem show?  Or have you hit the road to check 1 out locally?  What did you find? Loved it? Disappointed? I’d love to hear about your crystal treasures & shopping experiences in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings!