Crystals for the Color of the Year: Greenery ~ 2017~ Sphene + Peridot

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It’s that time of year again to talk about the Color of the Year and the Crystals that I have chosen to go along with it.

Pantone chooses a color of the year every year, and…you may or may not know, I’ve done this crystal video to go along with the color of the year for a few years running now:

  • 2016 Serenity & Rose Quartz
  • 2015 Marsala
  • 2014 Radiant Orchid
  • 2013 Emerald

This year, for 2017, Pantone chose a color called Greenery.

Now, I was excited to find out what the color was and I was really excited to see it!

The first thing I thought of was “nature + freshness + vibrancy”.

And then I saw the color getting some flak from people, people saying they didn’t like the color at all…this specific color green, that it looked like pea soup. Hey, what’s wrong with pea soup?  Well, that wasn’t my first instinct when I saw it.

I thought,
“Perfect. I know exactly what crystals I’m going to go to that reflect ‘greenery’.”
So…here’s how Pantone describes the color:

  • refreshing
  • revitalizing shade
  • symbolic of new beginnings

How perfect!  I mean, it’s a new year, let’s start fresh, we can bring in all of the vibrancy that we want to manifest, especially when working with crystals of this color.

I really like working with color b/c color is light and light is basically information, very specific information, a very specific light frequency or vibrational frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum.

I know you hear me talking about this all the time, but it’s just something that excites me to no end, especially when you get very specific with the color, like this one here.

This is kind of like a green with a lot of yellow in it. It’s not an emerald green with a lot of blue. I like to look at colors as to where they align with us in our own electromagnetic field; I look to the chakras for that correspondance. “Greenery” aligns with the heart chakra, but kind of bordering towards the solar plexus because of that yellow tone that it has in it.

 

The 2 crystals I chose to go along with “greenery” are Sphene (one that you probably haven’t heard much about) and Peridot.
Sphene
I have a very tiny piece of Sphene that I showed you in my above video.

[caption id="attachment_19432" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sphene specimen.By Carles Millan (http://www.mindat.org/photo-199013.html) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]But the color I’m focusing on here is the green, obviously.

It’s also known as “Titanite” due to the element titanium in its chemical makeup.

Although it’s often brown and comes in other colors, you can get Sphene the specific color that we’re talking about today, greenery. It’s a more expensive color variation and may be hard to find so your best bet is going to a gem show and asking if anybody has Titanite or Sphene, or checking out eBay. But be prepared that a little tiny piece, could cost about $75 or so. They are used as gemstones when they are high quality and more transparent. And this color is considered more aesthetically pleasing, so it is more rare, hence the expense—basic supply and demand economics.

This is a good crystal to work with for any kind of physical healing, but one of my favorite crystal healing authors, Phillip Permutt, mentions in his book The Crystal Healer, (which I highly recommend);  that this is a great crystal to work with if you are an astrologer or an astronomer…or may be studying either of those subjects. I thought that was really interesting. I haven’t tried that yet, and I’m not an astrologer, but if you are, give this one a go & please share your experience in the comments below!
Peridot
The other crystal that naturally aligned with “greenery” was Peridot.  I’ve talked about Peridot a lot. I have a blog post all about Peridot over here. But just to give you a basic overview: Peridot is a beautiful olive to yellow-green color due to the iron content in it and it’s vibration helps with  increasing anything.

[caption id="attachment_18568" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This pendant of mine has a peridot gemstone stop an ocean jasper cabochon below.[/caption]

If you’re looking to increase:

  • the number of friends you have
  • increase the amount of business you have
  • increase the amount of abundance, prosperity, boost your vitality and your health, Peridot is great for that.

Peridot has a lot of masculine solar energy to it, so again, it works very well with the solar plexus, as well as the heart chakra. It was often used in ancient Egypt. It symbolized the sun…so that really great masculine energy.

Peridot is a really great stone that allows you to receive as well. Sometimes we put up these blocks and we sabotage ourselves and Peridot allows us to receive that abundance and prosperity and vitality that may be coming to us.

I hope you enjoyed my crystal picks for alignment with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery!

Please share you experience with these crystals below and if you can think of any others that would also align well with “greenery”, please mention them in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings! 

Hibiscus Moon

Attracting MONEY, Success + Abundance into your life with Crystals

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids, gratefullness, law of attraction, prosperity 30 Comments

We know that crystals have many amazing healing properties, but they can also be used to attract money, success, prosperity & abundance by being a vibrational match to that type of energy, that frequency.

And lest you start getting all funky on me b/c I mentioned the word “MONEY”, please go read my blog post here first b/c I’m simply not going to entertain any money funkiness over here on my blog.

So first things first. In order to attract all that good stuffs I just mentioned above…you need to have cleared your mind of any old thought patterns you might be harboring that tell you do not have enough, you’ll never succeed or that you’re lacking in some way. We absolutely can use crystals as tools & supports to help us attract what we seek. Like attracts like, so first we must re-define our way of thinking.

I know…that sounds like a tall order.

But—let me ask you. When I say the words “success, prosperity, abundance”; what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

For a lot of people, that’s going to be money.

Don’t feel bad if you’re one of those people—in our culture, we’ve basically been programmed to believe this from the get go.
Mindset Change
I bet you’ve heard the phrase, “Money can’t buy happiness.” I’d like to give you a different one to think about & perhaps integrate into your new abundance mindset (which is crucial if you’d like to use crystals to attract abundance). And that new mindset is:
Happiness CAN buy money!
Whaaaattt???

It’s true.

Happiness is an energy, a currency of sorts. Perhaps it’s not one that you can fold up & keep in your wallet or deposit into a piggy bank on top of your dresser, but when you’re able to cultivate a happy, positive energy about money—including not hating those who have more of it than you do, or seemingly acquire it more easily than you do—you’ll naturally make yourself more attractive to it.

How do I know? B/c I’ve been on both sides of that coin. I’ve been super poor, not able to scrounge up enough coins to go do my laundry, eating stale bread and drinking a diet coke for dinner, waitressing my ass off working double shifts while snarling my lip at the seemingly comfy people I was waiting on. They didn’t do anything to be hated on, but I just did b/c they were able to go out & enjoy themselves, were dressed well, drove a nice car & seemed to be doing well.

What a mindset I had! As long as I stayed in that cycle I was going to continue to attract more & more of that. And I did.
The Law of Attraction
I bet that’s a phrase you’ve heard a time or two before, too. If your attitude about money, success, prosperity & abundance in general—is that you’re lacking, that’s exactly what you’re going to have coming: not enough!

One of the best things you can is to take a good step back & look at all the wonderful, sparkly things that are happening in your life that you CAN be grateful for. It doesn’t have to be something monumental—though those things count, too!—it can be something so small that you might not even realize you’re grateful for it until you examine it a little more closely. And it’s one of the best feelings to realize that, while your life might not be exactly how you envision it, that there are plenty of things happening that you can, in fact, be super-grateful for. You might be far more prosperous & successful than you realize!

So now that we’ve talked about how you can begin to shift your mindset, let’s look into some other ways that you can start to attract more abundance and prosperity into your life.
Success & Abundance Attracting Crystal Grid
If you’re unfamiliar with the term…a crystal grid is:
a geometric pattern of energetically aligned stones that are charged by intention. They’re set in a sacred space in order to manifest whatever objective it is you have.
(BTW, I wrote a best-selling book all about crystal grids over here).

You may know I used to be a science teacher back in the day. I loved that job, but eventually, I wanted to leave in order to focus all my energies on my sacred crystal business. I took the scary leap in 2012 & did so successfully with a crystal grid assist! Here are the details on that specific crystal grid.

I LOVE to use crystal grids to support me in whatever my next vision is…and they do so beautifully each time.

Here’s a current one that I have working in my space now specifically for pushing my sacred biz up to the next level while also giving me plenty of soul-nourishment. To achieve this I needed to choose crystals that would enhance spirit & soul nourishment as well as business mojo.

Here’s what I chose…

  • My large amethyst point (I’ve affectionately names him Amy Bro) & some amethyst tumblies…for divine connection, allowing me to recognize & surrender to my spiritual power when needed.
  • Citrine smaller tumbled stones for the biz mojo energy! Citrine is known as the merchant’s stone & also assists with manifestation.
  • Clear quartz points for amplifying the energy of this grid & directing outwards..to the universe & beyond!
  • A citrine spirit quartz specimen – this piece was key for combining the energy of citrine along with that of spirit quartz which is about connecting with my higher self while also dispelling any fears that may come up on this up-leveling journey!

And here’s exactly what I did step by step:

  • I chose the Flower of Life symbol as my grid template (you can also print one out on paper).
  • On a few post-it notes I wrote some well-thought out affirmations to place under my large amethyst center stone & the citrine spirit quartz (I’ll be keeping those affirmations private, thanks. A girl’s gotta keep some stuff to herself).
  • Gave myself some time to just sit there among all the things I’d gathered, thinking everything through, infusing them with my clear intentions.
  • Arranged everything on the grid cloth very symmetrically ( I feel this is key in a crystal grid!)
  • I also added a few magazine cut-outs (tucked under the center stone); things that suggested what life would be like when my desire transformed into reality. Not COULD be like, but WOULD be like!
  • Voila! The completed grid. Take a look-see!

     

    And is this crystal grid working? You better believe it!!
    In fact, it’s working so well that I’ve just returned from a blissful rejuvenating & soul nourishing sabbatical for the past 2 months, while my biz continued to grow & support me, itself, my beloved students, the Sparkle Team and our larger community of Crystal Hotties. ♥
    Tweak it!
    One of the really fabulous things about this, too, is that you can tweak the crystal grid as your goals evolve. This is not a static thing.

    You can continue to work with your crystal grid, adding to it, tweaking it as you grow and as your goals change or get more fine tuned. I’ve certainly done that time & time again. My goals get more specific & detailed and I simply tweak away.

    Now, I know that it can sound like a mighty big undertaking, to totally shift your way of thinking. I know it was really hard to let go of beliefs & perceptions that I had programmed into me for decades…but you’ll truly be amazed when you realize how empowering it is to be able to create exactly what it is that you need in life & manifest it up.  And a crystal grid can help you get there even quicker!

    Attracting success, prosperity and abundance is not only empowering, but can be fun too. Heck , I know I’m having a lot more fun now than when I was too busy working double shifts waitressing & snarling my lip!!

    Give it a go Sparkly One.  Work on your mindset, get that sorted out, then gather up your crystals and tools and get creating!  You can do this, you can change your life and attract abundance and prosperity.  There’s enough for everyone.

    So, you gonna do it?   I’d love to hear about your money-attracting Abundance & Prosperity Crystal Grid.  Don’t be shy, share with me in the comments below! 

    Abundant Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

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

    Hibiscus Moon citrine, prosperity, Videos 18 Comments

    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!

     

     

    Why Volcanic Crystals are More Tempting than a Cinnabon

    Hibiscus Moon geology, science 5 Comments

    So Cinnabon’s are tempting. I stay away from them like the plague, but tempt me, they do…none the less.

    Curse you, Cinnabon!

    Volcanic crystals are also indeed very tempting…once you understand a bit more about them.

    More than a cinnabon, you ask?

    I think so, yes. And after you check out this week’s blog post, I think you will too. And, unlike, a cinnabon, they’re good for you!

    Here’s an interesting crystal-question to ponder:

    In this week’s video I go over why we need not be concerned with the “volcanic” origin & perhaps…it’s that very thing that makes them so tempting!

    So first of all, not all crystals & stones will be categorized as “gentle & protective” when of volcanic origin.

    When we think of “volcanic” we thing of “fiery”, “explosive”…so I totally get where this question is coming from, BTW.
    GEO GEEK WARNING!
    Most crystals have a volcanic origin, either directly or indirectly. If you take a look at the rock cycle,  you’ll see that…b/c everything on the Mama Earth’s crust (that’s not man-made) comes through the mantle, through the upheaval in a volcanic eruption or from plate boundary zones  then goes through different processes that happen in the rock cycle.

    They morph as they churn through different parts of the rock cycle.

    There’s lots happening & at some point  any mineral or rock that you may be holding has probably been a part of the volcanic part of the rock cycle.

    Examples of DIRECTLY Volcanic Crystals
    1. Peridot. You can find peridot quickly forming & tumbling down directly from the volcano. I wrote an entire blog post on the massive peridot-fever that I caught. You can check out here.

    2. Sulfur is another very direct result of volcanic activity, a powerful stone. If you’re interested in learning more about sulfur, watch this video I created for you on Crystal Healing with Sulfur

    3. Obsidian. (any kind of obsidian) all the direct result of volcanic activity. Black Obsidian is considered to be very forceful & powerful. Snowflake obsidian not so much. Mahogany obsidian, again not so much. So they are considered gentler. And then, there are other crystals that are indeed considered gentle & are a direct result from volcanic activity.

    Diamond is another direct result of volcanic activity found deep, deep, deep in the earth, hence it’s extreme Mohs Hardness. Diamond is a Mohs Hardness of 10. That’s the highest & the hardest mineral you are going to find.

    [caption id="attachment_17916" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 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]When I went to answer this question, I was thinking…
    Do we really want to correlate those 2 things; gentleness & volcanic origin? B/c when you think about it, the entire Earth, not just every rock & mineral, but the entire earth is born of volcanism &/or just as volatile tectonic activity.
    In fact, there are very gentle things on the Earth that have come from volcanic/tectonic activity.
    For example fields; agriculture, where things grow really, really well growing where the soil is quite fertile, this is a direct result of volcanic ash.  In the foothills  of a volcano you will have the best agricultural growing areas for just about ANYTHING.

    The most abundant & vibrant, negative-ion-filled forests grow there as well. There are many waterfalls due to this volatile activity…and then, of course there are the CRYSTALS.

    So from a violent event emerges all this wonderful energy, beneficial for us in so many ways. And perhaps, that’s exactly why they are so tempting to us…that direct volcanic energy. Kind of like the “bad boy” thing that some of us are attracted to.*whistling*

    So are ya with me now? More tempting than a Cinnabon? Hmmmm?

    What do you think? It makes a great discussion so please leave your examples, opinions & thoughts in the comments and we’ll have ourselves a Crystal Hottie convo.

    Crystal Blessings!