Which Crystal is the Most Powerful?

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 Today, I want to address a question that I get often, which is,
“Which crystals are the most powerful to work with?”

It’s a question, at first… I used to kind of say,
“Well, that all depends,”
but now I’ve actually come across some info, done some research + some work on my own… and I’ve changed my answer:
Yes, I have some crystals, or A CRYSTAL, that I do feel is the MOST powerful.
Rather recently, I did a couple of blog posts on some scientific properties of crystals… and they were pretty popular posts. It seemed that people were really interested in finding out more about these properties, and those specific properties are:

  • piezoelectricity
  • pyroelectricity
  • triboluminescence

All 3 of these are properties that have to do with electricity or voltage in some form or another and I found that certain crystals have two or more of these properties. I also noted that seemed to correspond to how powerful I’ve seen these crystals to be in people’s lives as catalysts for information.

Let’s just do a quick re-cap. I’m not going to dive deep into these things because you can jump over here and over to this blog post where I really detail it out for you.
Piezoelectricity
Piezoelectricity refers to a crystal’s ability to produce voltage when pressurized.

Certain crystals will actually produce a voltage when their crystal lattice is under pressure of any sort and that’s why we can use them in different ways in technology.

Some crystals that are known to do this are quartz, topaz + any type of tourmaline.

When I say “quartz”, I mean all types of quartz—not just clear quartz; so that includes amethyst, agate, citrine, rose quartz, Auralite 23, what have you.

Pyroelectricity
“Pyro” means fire, so it has to do with temperature. Specifically, it’s the ability of a crystal to produce voltage when heated or cooled. And quartz, again, has the ability to do this, as does tourmaline…. any kind of tourmaline. Even, indicolite, which is a teal blue or blue tourmaline—really beautiful.

(This piece shown below is a closeup of the indicolite I feature in my above video.)

There are other crystals that qualify, but there are reasons why I’m bringing those specific crystals up. 😉 We’ll get to that in a sec.
Triboluminescence
I demonstrated triboluminescence in a video in this blog post a little while back, which is the property of the crystal to actually be able to produce light when it’s struck.

And it doesn’t just produce light on the outside, like friction blowing out a spark, but internally, as well as externally; it produces this flash of light! So it’s not simply explained away as friction.
It’s actually a property that’s not well understood by science. They’re actually not yet able to fully explain why or how it’s happening.
Crystals that are able to express triboluminescence are: quartz, diamond, and fluorite.

So, Which Crystal is the Most Powerful Crystal?
The word “powerful” is a very subjective & relative term. Isn’t it?

But I think I “get” what people mean when they ask me that… and you probably do too.

I do feel that crystals that have the properties that I’ve discussed here are more powerful than crystals that don’t. And that just simply comes from my experience working with them, research that I’ve done and the experience of my 1000’s of students & graduates of my Certified Crystal Healer Course who’ve used them in their practices with clients. I’ve noted that many experience profound transformation in working with these crystals and… bonus they’re all crystals that are relatively easy to find.

If you’ll notice, quartz possesses all three of these properties I mentioned here:

  • piezoelectricity
  • pyroelectricity
  • triboluminescence.

It has other properties as well. In addition, it’s a silicate mineral, which happen to be the most abundant minerals on the Earth’s crust. (More than 90% of our planet’s crust is composed of silicate minerals.)

I feel like that’s no coincidence… that quartz, in all its many forms—rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, green aventurine, clear quartz— is so accessible to us; both plentiful & relatively low-cost.

All the jaspers all the agates—these are all quartz-based minerals that we can work with and probably the one mineral we work with most often, because again, it’s one of the most attractive & most abundantly found on our planet; easily accessible to us.

So, to finally answer the question:
In my opinion, quartz (any kind of quartz), is the “A” number one most powerful crystal, and then 2nd would be tourmaline, and then thirdly I’d place topaz.
I feel crystals that have these special properties are the most powerful ones because this allows the crystals to more easily tap into the body’s voltage and polarity. In my Certified Crystal Healer Course I teach more on the physics behind how/why it works.

Again, “what crystal is most powerful” can be up to personal interpretation… it’s a matter of opinion & experiences and it can be very subjective based on the work that you’ve done and other crystals or minerals that you’ve worked with that you found to be very powerful. Maybe malachite is the most powerful one for you? I’m not saying that your experience is wrong; I’m just giving my opinion on this subject here since I’m so often asked this question and I wanted a place to park my answer to refer people to.

I’d love to open up a discussion about this!  What’s the most powerful crystal for you? Please share in the comments below. I can’t wait to read your response. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Announcing our 2017 Scholarship WINNERS

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Wow, wow, wow!

Just when we think this cannot get any more difficult… it does. We’ve been doing this scholarship giveaway since the summer of 2012. And that year I only gave out 1 scholarship. Well that has defo multiplied! 😀 This year we have 2 Instagram winners & 7 YouTube winners.  Yeeeeha!

Why is it so difficult?

Because you all bring such good energy, joy + love into your videos. You truly pour your hearts out into this!

The Sparkle Team & I are blessed & honored that you allowed us into your lives, to witness your vulnerability & to hear your story.  As always, it was SO hard to narrow it down as there were so many great entries!
Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship Winners!
Based on our Rules & Criteria, here are our fabulous winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:

Teresa Cassidy

Luisa Silva

DeeDee Stolz

Joy Woodward

Lauren Wightman

Marina

Tjoep Stil

Nelena Brown

Ana Pino

Moving Forward
For all of you who entered, but were not selected, please consider doing these 3 things (my goal is to strive to help others in many ways; be someone who enables others to help themselves):

  • Please join our Crystal Hottie Community & me in congratulating our winners. Our collective support, love, encouragement & good vibes will greatly assist them in making their big dreams a reality (while also reflecting back to you & assisting you in creating the same for yourself…law of attraction, baby!) ♥
  • Feel & KNOW down to your core that you are an amazing being & and that you possess all the gifts, talents & abilities to live out all of your dreams…this was just the tip of the crystalized iceberg of a mega message-transmission to the Universe. Don’t stop here, don’t stop now….KEEP ON TRUCKIN’! If you can dream it, then you can ROCK THIS THING!
  • Now…go watch…or look at your entry again. Re-absorb some of that fantastic BRILLIANCE & DAZZLE that you’re made of. Listen/read all of the amazing things you said you’d do & bring forth if you won. DON’T LET THOSE DREAMS DIE. They deserve to breathe, live, be fed & be deeply cherished. They’re your precious babies. Ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing all of those things right now? Hmmm? Don’t let anything get in your way of making your glittery crystal healing dreams a reality. NADA. If you truly feel in your heart that this course is part of your path, then make it happen. Are you on our Interest List? If this is not possible for you right now, then choose to do what you CAN do – keep tuning into to my blog here & my Glitter Updates, working with your crystals, reading crystal books & eat glitter for breakfast…b/c you deserve it!

  • ***If you ARE a winner, please email us here as soon as possible so you can start settling into our private Crystal Cave, grab your Welcome Email, your first assignment & getting your supplies ready for class beginning on September 5th! ♥ We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins. 🙂

    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm & participation. I’m so grateful for you!

    Namaste & much love to you all,

    Hibiscus Moon

    P.S. Because we’re getting many questions about it, for more info on registration for my Certified Crystal Healer Course, head over here.

    If you still have questions about our 2017 registration, please email us here.

    Musings from the Tucson Gem Show 2017

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    Here’s my Tucson Gem Show Update from 2017!

    I’ve been going to the Tucson Gem Show to revel in the crystal energy & share it all with you here on my blog for some years now.

    Here’s a round-up of past visits and here are some insider shopping tips should you decide to put this on your bucket list!

     

    Now, on the surface, it may seem the reason Tucson was first chosen 63 years ago as the world’s annual meeting spot for crystal & mineral lovers is b/c it’s been a mining mecca for quite some time. However I feel there’s an energetic component to it as well…
    Healing Vortex
    Did you know…that there are 5 spots in the Northern Hemisphere near 31.7 North Latitude that are considered to be healing vortices….and Tucson is actually part of 2 of them?

    Of course it is. 😉

    Specifically, the epicenter of the vortex is located in the Tohono O’odham Nation Reservation just west of the city:

    But its energy torus extends outwards for possibly hundreds of kilometers.

    An energy torus is a 3D spherical shape, expanding out in all directions with a spiral motion…so that would include the city of Tucson.

    [caption id="attachment_19661" align="aligncenter" width="256"] By User:YassineMrabet (File:Simple Torus.svg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]The 2nd nearby healing vortex is said to extend between Sedona, AZ & Sonora, Mexico (31.7N 112.8W)
    and Tucson is right along that path as well.
    (You can check it out by zooming out on that map above). But let me just tell you…you can feel it…as soon as you set foot in the town.

    You can find out about the other healing vortices here.

    Tucson is also home to some really intense residual volcanic energy, having experienced several episodes of major volcanic activity, going back as far as 200 million years ago up to as recent as ~20 million years ago. One of the more recent eruptions was super-violent & quick,  causing the volcano to collapse in on itself to form what’s known as a “caldera”.

    That’s what the city of Tucson actually is…
    a volcanic caldera surrounded by a healing vortex!
    Personal Musings from the Tucson Gem Show
    This year I noticed a spiritual theme that was happening for myself & seemingly everyone I was surrounded by.

    It seemed there was an immediate manifestation of crystals we needed or wanted in synchronistic ways! This kept happening over & over for almost everyone I talked to. I love being blown away by synchro-mysticisms like that. 🙂

    I know I’ve talked about this in the past…however, it hit me harder this year than ever before…perhaps getting older makes this part of it more intense?:

    ***I feel that the immense power of so many crystals on planet converging & concentrating their energy in 1 spot like this makes it a very intense place to be. So much so that when I go home I have a hard time re-integrating back into “reality”.  A sort of mild depression takes hold. This time for longer than usual. And I talked to others that this happened to as well. You better believe I employed some crystal depression-busting techniques for this.***

    In the past , I’ve even felt hungover on certain days while there.

    To avoid feeling like that this time I listened to my body & rested when I felt like I needed it. BTW…it’s extremely hard for me to stop & do that while in Tucson (Hello FOMO!) But I did it. This trip it hit me about 3-4 days in to the trip. I started sleeping like a log for 12 hours each night! I don’t do that ever these days due to hormone fluctuations so that was really surprising, but I know doing this allowed me to integrate the intense energy while also uptake any & all energetic & info downloads or DNA upgrades (yes…I feel those were happening!)
    2017 Trend
    And just as a geo-geek observation, I noticed A LOT of the fake green quartz this year.

    EVERYWHERE!!!

    And people were buying that shiz up. In case you have no idea what it is & how to spot it, I have a blog post here on that.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my share of Tucson 2017 … what’s your favorite part of the video or favorite picture?  Tell me in the comments below. Perhaps you got to go to Tucson this year?  Did you spot any fakes? OR see any mind blowing specimens?  Please share in the comments.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael | Angel of Crystal Healing

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    Today’s video is about crystals for working with Archangel Raphael…the angel of crystal healing. Yes…we have one of those!

    Now, I’m not an expert on angels or angel therapy…there are lots of people out there who are experts on this (maybe you’re one of them!), but it is a subject that comes up often because many people who are interested in crystal healing are also often attracted to angels & I’m often asked:
    What crystals do you recommend for working with Archangel Raphael?
    And I feel that Archangel Raphael is definitely an angel I should talk about because he aligns closely with crystal therapy + crystal healing.

    Archangel Raphael is known as:

    • the Supreme Angel of Healing; all kinds of healing—healing yourself & healing others, emotional or physical.
    • the Archangel of all those who are healers, therapists or light workers of any kind.

    His name actually means “God Heals” and “Raph” is the Hebrew name for “healer”.

    So for all of us energy, body & light workers out there, he’s our guardian, our sentinel.

    When you work with him closely, pray to him, meditate on him or whatever your practice might be… you look to Archangel Raphael for bringing you downloads or messages regarding any type of healing; whether it be for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. If you’re a healer or light worker, you may look to Archangel Raphael for intuitive messages on how to help someone else or even help the whole planet!
    Light Frequency Alignment

    Science Factoid:  Visible light (color) is just a teeny tiny little portion of a very large electromagnetic spectrum. It’s the part we can see. (We’re not able to see any of the other stuff. It’s a very tiny amount of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can actually see with our physical eye balls.)   

     

    Archangel Raphael actually aligns with a very specific vibrational frequency on that spectrum; that is the vibrational frequency that we interpret as green light. Very specifically, emerald-green light.

    Because of that specific color alignment, we can find crystals that perfectly resonate with that emerald-green light frequency because crystals, on our planet anyway, come in all the different colors of the rainbow. And we can easily find crystals that vibrate in that very specific green frequency. Crystals absorb some light & bounce some light off, so that means that they’re absorbing the light of all other colors, except for the color we see. In the case of a green crystal…it’s absorbing every other color, except for that green color, and bouncing it back to you, and therefore putting the emerald-green vibration into your environment. Pretty cool, stuffs!

    Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael
    I’ve chosen 2 crystals to help us align more effectively with the energy of Archangel Raphael. And, of course, they visibly show us that emerald-green light frequency.
    Emerald
    So obviously, one of those crystals is emerald!

    In my video, I  show you a very rough emerald in its natural state. It doesn’t need to be a fancy-schmancy big emerald ring. It can be something like my natural piece shown below, which you can find quite easily & inexpensively.

     

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    Malachite
    The other crystal, or stone I should say, is Malachite.

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    Malachite is a stone that aligns with our heart chakra. ♥ In fact, both emerald & malachite align perfectly with our heart chakra.
    Emerald is about healing, love, and compassion and while it does align, with the heart chakra it’s a lot more effective for physical healing, anything to do with the physical body, whereas Malachite is kind of like a therapist and it really digs down deep into any kind of emotional trauma or emotional healing needing to be done.
    Sparkly Tips
    One thing you can do is take the crystal & place it on the area of your body that is needing healing.  If it’s emotional healing, maybe you just place that on your heart chakra or on your third eye, whichever intuitively feels better for you.

    Or you can put the crystal in your receiving hand & then go ahead and visualize emerald-green light bathing you. Just close your eyes, place that crystal there, and visualize that light, that emerald light just bathing & washing over you.

    And I have an affirmation you can say to yourself while doing this with Archangel Raphael:
    “Thank you, Archangel Raphael for flowing your healing strength and blessings, and for surrounding me in your emerald-green light, keeping me focused on good health and peace.”
    If you’d also like to add another layer of vibrational frequency to this, you can add essential oils into your work with the crystals. I LOVE layering in the additional vibrational frequency of a closely aligned pharmaceutical-grade essential oil. It simply amplifies the work that you’re doing.
    Essential Oils for Working with Archangel Raphael
    Some essential oils that you can go to, ones that we commonly use for the heart chakra, are also oils that are commonly used for healing in general.  For connecting specifically with the energies of the heart chakra + Archangel Raphael I recommend:

    • Clary Sage
    • Rose Absolute
    • Bergamot

    PLEASE NOTE: Make sure these are premium high quality, non-synthetic, organic, fair-trade essential oils. Brands I personally use & highly recommend are Young Living, Mountain Rose Herbs or doTerra.

    Rose oil often comes in a synthetic.

    We don’t want that.

    But be forewarned…real-deal rose oil absolute is quite expensive, even if you buy a tiny little bottle of it…it can get up there. So keep it small. 😉

    Ways you can work with the essential oils:

    • blend the essential oils together
    • use them individually
    • use a combo of 2
    • anoint your stones
    • anoint the area on the body you’re trying to heal (after diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba)
    • or use them in an oil burner or diffuser while you’re working with the stones & saying the above affirmation

    If you try any of these crystals for working with Archangel Raphael please share your experience below. Or if any of you have some suggestions of your own for connecting with Archangel Raphael, please post them in the comments.

    Thank you so much for showing up here & being part of our heart-centered Crystal Hottie Community!

    Angelic Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon