Crystal Meanings | Are they Reliable?

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Do you find that your usual crystal meanings and usual go-to correspondences are dependable?

For example, has your go-to rose quartz or amethyst been as reliable as of late? I’m not necessarily asking if they’re “weaker,” but are they not working for you in the way that you’ve come to rely on?

Or maybe it’s that they’re working but they’re just “different”.

I’m asking because in all the years I’ve been working with and researching crystals, this is the first time I’ve noticed such a huge shift and many others (students, graduates and so many in our Crystal Family) have brought this to my attention too. 

In a recent poll I did; 82% said this is the case for them. Whoa! That’s a lot.

Crystals are millions of years old, some are even billions of years old. That’s just a drop in the bucket, in the grand scheme of a crystal’s life cycle. Right? So, perhaps this shift in energy many of us are experiencing is just part of a natural cycle. It could also be a change in certain crystals’ vibrational frequencies. I’ll get into the “why” of that in just a bit here. 
Crystal Meanings – Influenced By Energetic Shifts?
Citrine (The Baked Variety)

I’ve noticed lately that the baked variety of Citrine seems to have diminished with respect to its power. Now, the baked variety of citrine is the most widely available. It has more of that orange tint to it. You’d be hard-pressed to find a large geode that’s real-deal citrine.

Me? I prefer to stay away from man-made and man-altered as much as possible, Babe.

Congo and Brazil citrine, now here’s a different animal! Both completely natural and I love ’em. With these types ts of citrine, I’ve actually found their power to be amp’ed up. Brazil citrine is an excellent crystal to pick up, less expensive than Congo citrine, however, harder to identify it from the fake stuff for some. 

Rose Quartz

Now, this is an interesting one. I don’t personally find this to be true for myself, but many of our Crystal Family Members are saying that Rose Quartz is no longer helping with matters of the heart. Which, as you know, is something it’s widely believed to influence. Again, not my personal experience with this crystal at the mo’ but it’s clearly happening to others. So, noted!

Veracruz Amethyst

Veracruz Amethyst is traditionally a go-to for calming the mind; an excellent stone to work with when looking for assistance with meditation. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Is this true for you? This might not be true for everybody across the board, just something that I’ve noticed.

Selenite

 

The way I use Selenite has changed as well. I’ve found that as of late, I enjoy meditating with selenite. Which is very odd because I used to use Veracruz amethyst to do that.

Reason is: selenite’s usual mega-impact higher frequency energy has seemed to have lowered its amplitude and calmed down quite a bit. I feel like this is a perfect example of how a crystal isn’t necessarily weaker but instead working extremely well in another capacity.

Moldavite

Moldavite is a crystal that’s traditionally considered to be super-high energy. However, lately, I and many others have found it to be lacking in this quality. Which I’m sure you would agree is quite strange for moldavite.
Other Crystals Experiencing a Possible Energy Shift

  • K2 Granite – aka K2 “jasper” has a gray and white modeled background with the beautiful blue azurite spots in it. Oddly enough it seems to have started to darken, which could indicate that there’s an intense energy exchange happening with it.
  • Herkimer Diamond – yet another one that seems to be suddenly lacking in regards to its energy; lackluster, dampened
  • Smokey Quartz – a crystal that used to be known for a gentler de-toxing energy. Today a lot of people are referring to it as their go-to crystal for lively energy and high focus; a new popular fav too, whereas in the past it was not as popular.

Cosmic Shifts
There’ve been some mega-energy shifts impacting not just Earth but our entire Solar System. I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of people bring up the topic of climate change. However, climate change is not specific to Earth, ya know. It’s happening on a number of other planets as well. The energy changing our Solar System is obviously impacting (evolving) the energetics of our planet, Mama Earth. Which means that Earth’s crystal beds are being impacted as well.

What could be causing all these changes?

Well, scientists have recently discovered that gamma-ray levels reaching our planet, have increased tremendously.  These bursts of cosmic rays come from massive supernovae, quasars, all sorts of cosmic sources we’re surrounded by in space. 
3 Reasons Why our Exposure to Cosmic Rays is on the Rise

  • We’re in the Modern Grand Solar Minimum
  • Meaning our Sun is in a state relative minimal activity (few sunspots, prominences, flares, etc). When our Sun is in a state of high activity it creates a very strong protective magnetic field.

    2. Earth’s magnetic poles are shifting

    Earth’s poles influence Earth’s magnetic field. So, when the poles start to shift, our highly protective magnetic shield becomes weaker.

    3. Galactic Void 

    Our solar system isn’t sitting still just floating in space.

    Then, the Milky Way, as a whole, is spinning around the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Our Sun, too, travels in a spiral path through the Milky Way, bringing all of the planets that orbit it along for the ride. I LOVE how this video helps us visualize our Solar System’s vortex-voyage through the Milky Way galaxy:

    SUPER-COOL! Right?

    As we vortex through the galaxy we’re now entering a new zone, what we refer to as the “Local Bubble”; a new area of the Milky Way where it’s a sort of void; there’s less cosmic gas and dust in this “bubble” that would normally act as an additional protective shield from those outside cosmic rays.

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    Links to the Proof
    Told ya I’d bring the receipts! 😉

    • July 3, 2018; date officially called “beginning of Cosmic Ray Epoch”
    • Cosmic Ray Graph (note last date; July 2018)
    • Suspicious 0bservers does a great job explaining new cosmic ray data
    • The Local Bubble
    • Strong Interstellar Field
    • Silica Rich Magma Affected by Cosmic Rays
    • Cosmic Rays Cause of DNA Upgrades
    • How Cosmic Rays change Human DNA

    Cosmic Energy Shifting and How it Affects Us + Crystals
    Can cosmic rays impact DNA? Yes. And it’s happened multiple times in the past. 

    But, these rays can impact more than just DNA; they can spark volcanoes, earthquakes, and other tectonic activity.
    Here’s the important bit that directly impacts the crystals: scientists believe the reason cosmic rays impact tectonic activity is that cosmic ray particles thin out the silica-rich magma layer.
    As the temperature increases, the energy also increases. Meaning the silica-rich magma layer becomes thinner. So, there’s been a change in the energy present at an atomic and molecular level!

    So, basically, the shift we’re all feeling, the crystals are feeling as well.

    The word “silica” refers to silicon dioxide (SiO2), which is what quartz is made of. (Amethyst is just silicon dioxide with the additional inclusion of iron.) Also, I should mention that silicates are minerals that have silica in it. Meaning it’s not just silicon dioxide; it could be any mineral that has silica in it like black tourmaline. Silicates make up many of our crystals and scientists are giving us the data that the cosmic rays are directly impacting, thinning out the silica-rich magma and the silicates… all pointing to the possibility of the silicates being the crystals most affected by all of this.
    Light = Information
    I feel these cosmic rays (light angles or “Angels” of Light) carry within their light-encoded frequencies, information; such as new programs and transformative overtones presenting themselves as DNA upgrades and crystal atomic remodeling. Meaning, some crystals will be downloading amazing intel!

    Cosmic rays UPGRADE and change all matter, including crystals AND our DNA.

    Also, let me address the last part of that statement regarding DNA: I’m sure some people might be a bit concerned by the thought of a change in our DNA. I don’t feel this is necessarily damaging to our DNA… or our crystals.

    High-frequency cosmic rays are completely different from other man-made forms of high-frequency radiation that can damage our DNA. 

    What I’m sayin’ is there’s a BIG DIFFERENCE between man-created and Source-created high-frequency rays. So, you won’t find most scientists backing up that statement but this comes from a deep inner knowing:  
    Cosmic rays are Source-created, and therefore flawless, organized information.
    If Our Crystals Change…
    The final point I want to leave you with is this…

    If our crystals are changing we may need to re-learn how to interact with them moving forward; spend some time getting to know them all over again. (And I very much look forward to that experience.)

    That’s really all it comes down to, and that’s exactly why I don’t teach my students to memorize crystal meanings or correspondences in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.

    I’d love to know, have you noticed that some of the crystals you work with have had an energetic shift, seem different, more powerful or simply no longer work for you? Let me know in the comments down below! The more input we get from each other, the more we can collectively learn and grow.

    Crystal Blessings,

    P.S. If you’re interested in enrolling in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, you can find out more + get on my Wait List here. There are some exciting things are happening RIGHT NOW that you probably don’t want to miss out on! 

    Crystal 🔮Overwhelm? 😰 5 Ways to Overcome It

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    Let’s start this blog off with a question… Do you have too many crystals and feel like you don’t have enough time for them all? Maybe you still haven’t found the time or a good enough reason to learn how to work with your crystals effectively. This seems to be a common problem among a number of our crystal family members!

    Maybe you’ve been acquiring more and more crystals as of late thinking a more significant collection is going to make it all fall into place. Then you find yourself suffering from information overload! When we feel things are just too overwhelming to handle, we often succumb to the pressures of everyday life and throw our problems on the back burner.

    I feel very strongly that no matter how busy we are, we can make time to learn and create the experiences we need. There’s a reason you’re being called to crystals. All you need to do is put the proper steps in place to overcome crystal overwhelm. 
    5 Ways to Overcome Crystal Overwhelm
    #1 – Chose Your Crystals With Your Intuition 🔮
    I would like to encourage you to let go of all logical thought when choosing a crystal. I’ve always been an advocate of relying on your intuition over what you might consider “logical” when it comes to selecting crystals. This is also exactly what I teach in my certified crystal healer course. Listen to your gut or your “belly wisdom” as my friend Jacqueline Dubois likes to say.

    Relying more on your intuition is going to help free you up from a good portion of that overwhelming feeling right out of the gate. You can forget about studying all those books and trying to learn more and more and more. Just go with your intuition and everything else will come in time, I promise.
    #2 – Give up Control 🙌
    You don’t need to be in control of everything all the time. A lot of progress has already been made for you, through the trials and tribulations of others, so don’t reinvent the wheel! When you start working with Crystals, begin by focusing on the elements that attracted you to them in the first place.

    If something resonates with you and it’s fun, then do it!  You could also take a trusted course…..insert shameless self-promotion here. 💜

    The Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course allows you the opportunity to learn from a mentor or a trusted teacher through the mistakes they’ve already experienced. Now to be fair if my course isn’t the one that resonates with you, find another certified crystal teacher that does. Becuase at the end of the day, I want you to stop shouldering everything on your own.
    #3 – Bookworms Aren’t All That 📚
    Do you feel like you need to gather up all the books ever written so you can memorize every crystal meaning? We often seem to admire those who have crystal book knowledge completely memorized. You could very well be falling into a trap if you think that someday you’ll be able to remember what each and every crystal is used for.

    Do you have any idea how many minerals there are? 😱 There are 4,500 and counting, and they’re discovering new ones all the time! It’s almost impossible to keep up with them. Once you come to terms with that, you’ll feel some of that overwhelm start to dissipate.
    #4 – Overcoming The Fear 😱of Failing at Crystal Healing (Part A)
    Another thing to consider is your fear of failing as a crystal healer. Now I really hesitate to call the work we do with crystals “crystal healing”. However, I continue to use that word because so many people don’t quite understand what you’re talking about if you refer to it as anything else. So if you think you’re going to fails at crystal healing, therapy, energy work, light work, whatever you prefer to call it. Then you’re already approaching the whole subject wrong. I promise you that you cannot fail if you approach this with the right mindset.

    First of all, bear in mind that when you’re working with crystals, the healing and the work taking place is a two-way street. You’re simply acting as a facilitator, or a conduit for the work to take place, you’re not the almighty healer. When people realize that it usually dissolves that fear. It’s pretty amazing how changing your mindset can releases you and free you to do the work in a successful way.
    Overcoming The Fear of Failing at Crystal Healing (Part B)
    Part B of overcoming the fear of failure deals entirely with confidence. Now, In today’s day and age understanding the science behind how crystals work should give you an incredible amount of confidence. Having that solid foundation of science in your back pocket totally eliminates any fear around working with crystals. 

    #5 – Let go of Some Things
    Is what you’re spending at your local metaphysical shop or online rock shop higher than what you spend on food? It might be imperative that you downsize your collection. The quickest way to cure crystal overwhelm is to stop trying to collect every single crystal out there!

    So simplify your crystal collection. I’ve done it several times, I’ve purged my collection down to a bare minimum set until I get over those overwhelming feelings. If you need help with this one, I would encourage you to check out my two-part blog series on the topic.

    Do you ever find yourself struggling with crystal overwhelm? How do you personally combat it? Let me know in the comments down below!

    Crystal Blessings,

    P.S. If you’re interested in enrolling in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, you can find out more + get on my Wait List here.

    The Best Crystals 💎 for ☿️ Mercury ☿️ Retrograde

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    From the 25th of July to the 18th of August we’re in Mercury retrograde period. Meaning the planetary orbit of Mercury APPEARS to be going backward. Astrologically speaking, this is retrograde motion, and it’s known to affect us all energetically. Mercury is not the only planet that creates this illusion in the sky either. It is, however, one of the most popular planets to discuss when it comes to the subject retrograde motion.

    Why is Mercury Retro a Thing?
    Mercury is much closer to the Sun and has a smaller orbital cycle; resulting in about three Mercury retros a year, meaning it affects us more often than the other planets. So, in today’s blog, we’ll be looking at the best crystals for Mercury retrograde. Mercury is known to influence things like, communication, telecommunication, technology, travel, and generally anything that has to do with business. It clearly has a very mischievous influence over quite a lot of things.

    However, you should also be careful not to put too much credence into all of this. Some people get so fearful and anxious over Mercury retrograde that they manifest a lot of their concerns into reality. My take on the matter is to heed the usual warnings by being aware of them but avoid worrying more than you need to.

    Before I give you some crystals that we can use as tools and support during this time. I’d like to give you four things that I like to watch for when we’re in the Mercury retrograde period.
    4 Things You Should Look For During Mercury Retrograde
    No contracts 📝
    During Mercury retrograde, we’re supposed to avoid making any plans or new agreements that are considered binding. Avoid essential meetings or legally binding documents where something brand new is being initiated. For example, let’s say you’re starting a brand new business, launching a new product, or signing a lease to rent a new apartment for an extended period; I would recommend that you avoid those decisions or actions until the retrograde period has passed.
    Clear Communication 👍
    Devote extra attention to communicating as clearly as possible. Don’t be afraid of people saying, “oh my gosh she’s so anal, or he’s so fastidious”; you’re doing exactly what you should be doing during this time. It doesn’t hurt to look for clarity, even outside of Mercury retrograde periods additional clarity is only ever going to help you. Don’t accept verbal promises or agreements be sure to get it in writing. Also, be sure to choose your words carefully because communication on your part can also get rather muddy during retrograde.
    Be Extra Wary of All Technology 📱
    Everything you’re thinking right now, emails, texts, basically anything electronic. I noticed a lot of “message failed to send” notifications happening during Mercury retros for me. For lack of a more advanced term let ‘s just say things tends to glitch or freeze up excessively during retrograde. Case in point, I usually do my videos live every week on Facebook, and last week, Facebook decided to revoke my ability to do so. Which is OK it’s no big deal, you simply find another way to execute whatever it is that you had planned. Things generally just start to go haywire during this time. Make sure you’re taking the time to confirm that important messages or details did get where they needed to be.
    Make Sure You’re on The Same Page 🤔
    What you say and think, might not be received exactly how it should be. So make sure you double-check, even in face to face conversations that the message was communicated properly. A little earlier I mentioned how important it is for you to be articulating everything to the best of your ability. When I say “make sure you’re on the same page” I want you to confirm that the message was not just communicated but received properly as well. I know that things are misinterpreted all the time via email, text, and even in face to face conversations. So during Mercury retrograde, ask the other party if what you said made sense. Or if you’re on the receiving end double-check to make sure you understand the point someone is trying to make.

    So do your best to keep these four things in mind during a retrograde period. To help myself stay cool calm and collected I remind myself of the big R-E, renew, relax, review; just review things in more detail and don’t rush into anything too quickly. Dot all your I’s and cross all your T’s, but don’t put anything into action just yet.

    Finally, not to add something on top of the retrograde period but remember that we’re also smack dab in the middle of the eclipse season. I did discuss this eclipse season in great detail in a recent blog post.
    The Best Crystals For Mercury Retrograde

    Emerald

    Emerald is going to help promote smooth communication and assist you when it comes to organizing activities or plans. Also, let’s remember that it doesn’t need to be a very “fancy” emerald. It’s ok for it to be rough and jagged along the edges and surface. Emerald is very inexpensive when it’s not considered “jewelry quality”.

    Blue Lace Agate

    This is a fairly easy one to find, it’s very affordable and abundantly available. Blue lace agate also helps promote clear and calm communication. Exactly what we need during Mercury retrograde. It’s also very good for the throat chakra, promotes good decision-making, and organization.

    Fluorite

    Any color variety of fluorite will work as well, it doesn’t need to be green or blue. You’ll find that fluorite comes in just about any color.

    Amazonite & Aquamarine

    The final crystals I would recommend working with act very much along the same lines. Amazonite and aquamarine work great with the throat chakra and are excellent for not only harmonizing communication but also promoting clear and articulate communication. Also, just like the emerald, these do not have to be beautiful gemstone quality by any means.

    Have you used any of these crystals during Mercury retrograde before? How do you prepare for/handle the Mercury retrograde period? Let me know in the comments down below! 

    P.S. If you’re interested in enrolling in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, you can find out more + get on my Wait List here.

    Why Your Crystals 🔮 May Not Be Working 🤔

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    One thing I’d like to clarify before we dive into anything else is that we should not rely on crystals (ALL ON THEIR OWN) for a specific cure. People often come to me with a medical diagnosis they’ve received, and they want to know which crystal is good for healing/curing that particular medical issue. When it comes to a medical diagnosis, crystals are fantastic for supporting a sound holistic health plan overseen by a medical professional

    Also, when I say “holistic,” to most people, that means taking into account all the different aspects that come into play with healing. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.  Not just your body but your mind and your spirit as well, so you’re not just addressing the physical symptoms. I believe when it comes to healing this is how everyone should approach the process and that includes medical professionals.

    

    Crystals are PART of a sound holistic health plan
    Crystals allow us to tap into the vibrational frequencies or healing frequencies that we might be seeking more efficiently. Not to say that you can’t accomplish this without crystals, it most certainly can be done. However, crystals are here to assist us as a tool, allowing us to do the required work using less energy. In the world of physics, the definition of a tool is something that allows you to do the work using less energy.

    For example, If you have a lawnmower, that’s a tool that will enable you to cut the grass using a lot less energy than going out there with a pair of scissors and cutting each blade of grass individually. So yes, as part of sound holistic healing practice, crystals can be a huge help. However, it could also be that your approach to working with the crystal is what’s blocking your desired outcome.
    The Science Supporting The Metaphysical 🔬
    One thing I always strive to do here on this blog is connected metaphysics with the science that supports it. So allow me to dive into the double-slit experiment that took place over 100 years ago. This experiment showed us that light and matter display characteristics of being both waves and particles, but more importantly, it taught us the nature of quantum mechanics.

    This experiment also brought to light what would be known as “The Observer Effect” or the “Hawthorne Effect.” In essence, we learned that whatever the observer believed would happen was naturally going to impact the outcome. Meaning there is actual evidence to support the idea that our consciousness or our beliefs influence how our reality is shaped.

    If you feel your crystal isn’t working It could mean it’s the wrong time for you to be working with that particular stone. So I would encourage you to try working with different crystal pieces of the same type. If it’s an amethyst, you’re working with experiment with other amethysts types

    The crystal itself may also need to be vibrationally recalibrated. We all need to be unplugged some of the time, and the same can often happen with your crystal. It requires a re-tuning, and the easiest way to do so is through sound acoustics. The vibrations psychically travel through the object, yourself, and the crystal lattice recalibrating the dominant oscillatory rate of the crystal.

    Also, remember that it’s always possible for a specific crystal to never be a proper vibrational match for you. If find that’s the case consider regifting it back to the earth or even regifting it to someone else.
    Three things you can do to get your crystal working again
    #1 – Ease into working with the stone

    I see people try and force a specific stone into their life all the time. They pick up something new and want to dive into it immediately. I would recommend taking a slower approach when it comes to incorporating this specific stone into your life.

    • Rather than wearing it all day as a piece of jewelry try meditating with the stone for 4-5 minutes instead.
    • In addition to meditation, you could also consider keeping it with you when you sleep. Try putting it in your pillowcase, so it’s safe, and it doesn’t roll off the bed and then if you’re sleeping with it then you’re with it for about half the day instead of an entire day.
    • Finally, try working with the stone every other day instead of every day.

    #2 – Anoint the stone

    Something else to consider before wearing the stone is anointing it. Most likely through a small ceremony or even a little prayer. This creates a vibrational bond between you and the crystal. Creating that bond allows you to make the stone yours. I would also recommend anointing your stone after you’ve already completed step one. Do this little ritual with a little bit of essential oil on the tip of your finger and just put it on the stone, and maybe say a little prayer or a little affirmation in how you would like to work with the crystal.

    Perhaps you can take it into your sacred space. If you need ideas on creating a sacred space, I have a free eKit on creating a sacred space you can check out which includes a meditation mp3.

    Start by taking a tiny little drop of essential oil and putting it on the crystal. If you prefer something like Florida Water or holy water that’s acceptable too. Before doing so, however, I would check the stone’s Mohs hardness. We want to make sure that the stone has a Mohs hardness of five or higher. Otherwise, water can slightly damage the crystal if you’re not careful. I like to be overly cautious in this area. Finally, rub the oil on the stone while stating a favorite prayer or an affirmation. You can also leave it in your sacred space for seven days or so. This process can help create a very strong bond between you and that crystal.

    #3 – Retune your crystal

    The third thing you can do is retune your crystal. Here we would use something like a crystal singing bowl or even a tuning fork. You can also place your stone in front of a speaker and turn the music up loud.  What this does is create sound acoustics with a high amplitude, and that high amplitude is going to trump the oscillatory frequency of the crystal. It will recalibrate it down to the crystal lattice, or down to the molecules.

    I hope you try these three steps you can take to get your crystal working again! If nothing on this list works for you, it might be that your time with this particular stone is up. WHICH IS OK I PROMISE! If it truly is time to part with your crystal then consider gifting it to someone else or even regifting it back to Mama Earth.           

    Let me know in the comments if you’ve used any of these steps to reconnect with your crystals! I’d also love to hear if you have a specific stone that doesn’t work for you? Or maybe a one that you feel has never worked for you?

    Crystal Blessings,

    P.S. If you’re interested in enrolling in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, you can find out more + get on my Wait List here.