Rose Quartz Healing Properties, Correspondences and Meanings

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, Uncategorized 4 Comments

Many notice the big, mondo-sized rose quartz rock by my front door to entrain the vibrational frequencies entering my home. Why do I keep that crystal there?

Rose quartz is your crystal of love and compassion. It’s a crystal for all matters of the heart; both emotional as well as physical. Rose quartz invites us to connect with Divine Energy. This stone has a very gentle energy and is an ideal stress-reliever while it also invites in more kindness and compassion.

It’s known to assist with all matter of fertility and the menstrual cycle. I even include in my very popular fertility combo.

This is also a stone for beauty often used in baths and facials. Brings about a glowy, more youthful skin tone. I pop a tumbled stone into my facial moisturizer and also use rose quartz facial discs for my facial. Alternately, you can find a rose quartz roller to stimulate blood flow to your complexion.

These are the polished rose quartz discs I like to include in my regular facials.

It can become your “BFF crystal” that you cultivate a really close bond with (like I have). I also have one of these buddy-pieces that I’ve bonded with ever-present by my bedside; using that particular piece for a lot of different things. For instance, any kind of love, and we know there are different kinds of love in the English language. We should probably have different vocabulary words for the different types of love:

  • friendship love
  • family love
  • romantic love
  • self-love
  • compassion-love

I could go on but you get the picture. All of these different types of love obviously are very, very important, so rose quartz is one that you may want to have in your collection, in my opinion.

Affirmations
I love the crystal affirmations provided in The Book of Stones. I use these affirmations for so many things; to start off my intention for a crystal meditation, to help balance a chakra or to include in a crystal grid. This one is the one given in that book for rose quartz:
“I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love.”
Geology and Identification
As a type of quartz, rose quartz, just as other quartz varieties has a Mohs hardness of 7 and belongs to the trigonal crystal system. It’s usually a light pink,  but can vary in color, intensity, and hue; sometimes a very deep pink colored and at other times, very pale so that it’s barely pink. Sometimes they’re right in between. And to tell you the truth, geologists are totally confused as to what the exact cause of its rosy hue. The precise element has yet to be pinpointed but has been blamed on trace amounts of:

  • titanium
  • iron
  • manganese
  • dumortierite (this one seems to be the most likely culprit)
  • phosphate
  • or even aluminum

Who the heck knows!

This stone can be found in Madagascar, South Dakota, Namibia, India, and Brazil.

Although translucent, it’s rarely ever transparent with a cloudy opaque look. You usually don’t see them growing naturally in points, that’s a rarity. Rose quartz most often appears in masses, so no crystals or crystal faces.
Pink Quartz?
Sometimes you’ll find rare and unique (translate: very expensive) pieces that do grow in points and… wow if you have one of those; hold on to that baby because it’s worth quite a bit! They’re quite rare.  (BTW, serious geologists don’t even consider these scarce rose quartz natural points to be “rose quartz”. In fact, they officially call them “Pink Quartz”). One major difference that sets them apart is that their pink color is not caused by the same element so that technically makes them entirely different mineral. Another important distinction between the two is that pink quartz is light-sensitive (so don’t leave it under UV lights or exposed to sunlight) – rose quartz is not. Hey, if you want to geek-out on that, check it out. 

[caption id="attachment_21712" align="aligncenter" width="600"] EXAMPLES OF THOSE SUPER-RARE NATURAL ROSE QUARTZ POINT CLUSTERS. PHOTO CREDIT: ROB LAVINSKY, IROCKS.COM – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-SA/3.0)], VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS[/caption]The varieties from Madagascar and also from South Dakota are unique in that they exhibit a star rose (also known as asterism) caused by rutile inclusions. These star roses are usually visible when polished and they also are a deeper pink than rose quartz from other locales.

This is a great link to dive into more detailed geological info.
Chakra Association
This stone works very well with the heart chakra for emotional heart issues, spiritual heart issues as well as physical heart issues.
Rose Quartz Self Love Bath Recipe
This piggy-backs onto last week’s topic; Crystal Bath Therapy. Here’s a checklist of items you can add/use for a super-relaxing self-love inducing bath experience (each item is optional, there are no hard fast rules but the more items you can add in, the more amplified the effect):

  • Pink Himalayan sea salt: 1 cup
  • Rosewood essential oil: 4 drops
  • Rose absolut essential oil: 2 drops
  • Several tumbled rose quartz stones (4-7 depending on size)
  • Pink rose petals (organic, dried or fresh)
  • Rose quartz candles (you can make your own as discussed here)
  • Rose Water (a few squirts or use as facial toner post-bath)

Are These Meanings Reliable?
This section refers to a new disclaimer I’ve needed to give recently.

The info on this page relies mostly on common crystal correspondences that have been relied on for hundreds of years (much going back to ancient times), that I have also researched and have found to be consistent for myself, my clients as well as for the thousands of students and graduates of my Certified Crystal Healer Course. Now, the known-crystal-properties ring true for about 80% of the population.
However, recently, something has changed.
For those that don’t resonate with rose quartz’ usual correspondences; instead of being indifferent to it, now these people are seeing more of an intense negative reaction. Something has shifted with the energy there. Both with us as humans reacting to the stone as well as with the crystal itself, especially being a silicate.  If you’d like to learn more about this possible issue, I wrote a blog post here about why this may be occurring.

I don’t personally find this to be true for myself, but for some, it’s even bringing up feelings of anger and anxiety! Not a widespread issue but something to definitely keep in mind. You’ll need to experiment with it to see how you react to rose quartz. Hopefully, you’re in the 80%.
My Other Blog Posts Related to Rose Quartz

  • 10 Must-Have Crystals
  • Crystals for Anxiety and Stress
  • Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help
  • 2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

Rose Quartz is included as part of my 10 Must-Have Crystals List:

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

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Crystal Blessings!

Crystal Meanings | Are they Reliable?

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, science 17 Comments

crystal meanings

 

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.

    [caption id="attachment_21641" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Graphic of The Local Bubble by NASA; modified from original version by User:Geni – http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/06jan_bubble.htm (originally uploaded to en.wikipedia here), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3280837[/caption]
    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,

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    Get the Most out of the 🌑 Eclipse Season ☀️ With Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon astronomy, Crystals, energy work 8 Comments

    Today we are talking about getting the most out of the eclipse season with crystals! During an eclipse, the sun, the moon and the earth are in perfect alignment. Now we don’t usually get an eclipse every time we have a full moon or new moon. During eclipse season, when we get the three celestial bodies, the sun, moon and earth, in perfect alignment their various types of cosmic energies become aligned or stacked. When that happens, they magnify and amplify each other.

    In physics, we call this the principle of superposition. That’s when similar energies easily come into alignment and when they do that, they amplify each other.

    A lot of people are sensitive to these types of energetic shifts and can feel them easily. Especially if you’re an empath, Reiki healer, or you do energy work of any kind. So let me ask you…are you feeling it ramping up? If not, you may start to as we get a little bit closer!

    Now, eclipses usually happen in pairs, but this time it’s not going to happen that way. We had our first eclipse pair of 2018 last eclipse season (January – February). Now we’re headed into our final season for 2018, so after this eclipse season we’re done with eclipses for 2018. Eclipses usually occur, like I said, as a solar and a lunar, so the energies are balanced, right? The time in between is a little funky but the energies get balanced by the two eclipses.

    Well this time is a trio! It’s actually going to be a sandwiching trio. The lunar eclipse is in the middle and then we have a solar eclipse on either end, so the energy may get a bit wacky. Also, they’re going to be two weeks apart. You’ll barely have time to integrate the energies and recalibrate before the next one hits us. However, we have tools and support within the crystals and other modalities that can help us get us through this type of situation. It’s about riding the energy, not letting the energy wave ride you and topple you all over the place.
    The First Eclipse
    The first eclipse will be July 13th and it’s a partial solar eclipse. None of these eclipses are going to be like our August eclipse from last Summer where it was an amazing event and most of North America was able to go on a road trip if they wanted to see it. However, the energies are still heightened, and it doesn’t matter if you’re not in a place where you can visually see the eclipse. Just like every full moon or new moon, no matter where you are on the planet we’re all affected by the energies.

    It’s about working with the energy of the new moon. This is a time for planting seeds for upcoming plans, setting new intentions, enhanced and amplified intuition. It’s a very yin, feminine, intuitive, right-brained kind of energy. Just like any new moon is. We don’t actually see the moon during a new moon at all though right? This is about the solar, but it’s a new moon event.

    Because of that, my favorite crystals to work with during this time are Labradorite, which is closely related to Moonstone. It has that similar blue flash and that iridescent quality. Labradorite is all about tapping into magic, but it’s also quite protective. If you’re feeling like you need some protective vibrational frequencies during this new moon event, then try working with Labradorite!

    The other crystal that I like working with during this time is Indigo Gabbro. It’s also known as Mystic Merlinite, but what happens is while Indigo Gabbro can be purchased relatively affordably, when you call it Mystic Merlinite, for some reason the price goes up. So, look for Indigo Gabbro, it’s gorgeous. It’s relatively new in terms of when it was discovered. Currently it’s only found (as far as we know), on the island of Madagascar. It’s this black stone with a large gray mottling, and if you take it out in the sun you’ll actually see some iridescence in the gray mottling.
    The Second Eclipse
    Let’s talk about the July 27th lunar eclipse. This is the one that’s sandwiched between the two solar eclipses. It is a total lunar eclipse. Which happens when our Earth moves in between the sun and the moon, blocking the reflection of the sun’s rays.

    We’re going to have this total lunar eclipse on July 27th, but if you’re in North America we’re not going to see it because it’s happening in the middle of our daylight hours, but the moon is going to pass directly through the Earth’s shadow, so it’s going to be obscured. It’s not going to go away completely. It’ll have kind of a reddish tint to it from the shadow. That happens when some of the sunlight comes around and hits it and it looks really, really cool if you’re in a place on the planet where you’re going to be able to see it.

    The energies of a lunar eclipse are the same as a really powerful full moon. It’s a very high amplitude kind of energy. However, specifically for this total lunar eclipse I’m going to advise you to look at the plans you make and think about them, but don’t take any action. Don’t make any changes. No new anything. Try to just evaluate any necessary changes for the next cycle because you want to keep in mind, we’re going to be smack dab in the middle of Mercury retrograde during this total lunar eclipse and this crazy eclipse season.

    Lunar eclipses in general are good energy that bring about change. Don’t you go initiating any of your own changes or own big plans or big contracts because this is a time when it’s important to let things happen as they will. Be grateful for whatever lessons you learned during the last lunar cycle or for whatever intentions and seeds you planted that did come to fruition.
    Eclipse Season Crystals
    Moonstone

    The first crystal, you may have guessed, is Moonstone. It can be any kind of Moonstone, peach, rainbow, it doesn’t have to be a white Moonstone. Any of them are great for working with lunar energy in any moon phase, actually. Moonstone promotes goddess energy, divination, feminine energy, and that makes sense because the moon is known for goddess feminine energy, right? It also has a connection to water. It’s a great stone to work with for allowing you to more efficiently tap into your intuition.
    Opal

    Another crystal that I like to work with at this time is Opal. This particular crystal has such a pretty iridescence. Opal really helps to align us with lunar energy and watery energy, it’s about purification.

    It actually contains molecules of water within it. If you live in a very dry climate or you’ve stored it for a very, very long time, it can end up drying out. If you notice your Opal has lost its iridescence, you’ll want to put it in a plastic bag with a cotton ball and a few drop of water. Wrap it up in that cotton, close up the bag, and it will rehydrate itself!
    Selenite

     

    The next crystal that I like for total lunar eclipse energy is Selenite. It embodies goddess energy and it’s a crystal that allows us to more easily communicate with our higher selves.
    The Third Eclipse
    Now let’s talk about the last eclipse in the season, and that’s the one happening on August 11th which is also during that Mercury retrograde period. It’s another partial solar eclipse. The last eclipse is taking place two weeks after the total lunar eclipse. With the moon having moved halfway around its orbit, (and again it’s a new moon again) we’ll be right back where we started. The other partial solar eclipse taking place, will be the total opposite of that FIRST partial solar eclipse. It’s also important to note this one will be extreme northern latitude.

    In terms of cosmic energy it’s going to be similar to the July 13th eclipse, except that you’re now in Mercury retrograde. Which means you’ll need to be a bit more careful. Be mindful of not starting anything new, just reviewing, reviewing, and extra reviewing.
    Working With Crystals 🔮
    When I say, “work with the crystals,” I like to give specifics of what that actually looks like. I’d also like to leave you with some examples of how you can work with these crystals. There are loads of ways to do so, you could simply meditate with the crystals…or, like we said before, that contemplation time during the Mercury retrograde eclipses, you can just sit with the crystal while you’re contemplating, it helps to entrain your energy field. You can create and work with an eclipse intention crystal grid or consider creating a specific crystal grid while using those crystals within your grid.

    Some people also sit outside during the eclipse event. Again, even though you can’t see it, you’re sensing the energies and you’re even more connected with them when you’re sitting out within Mother Nature. I did this during the total solar eclipse and it was such a powerful thing. You can just sit directly on the Earth to activate and attune to the energies between yourself, the crystal, and the eclipse.

    Next you could put together an eclipse energy mojo kit, and include several crystals in a little pouch to carry around with you. Be careful when you’re carrying them around because they tend to hit each other. You want to be gentle with them so that you’re not causing any damage to the crystals themselves.

    You can also take an eclipse energy bath, and add some drops of jasmine essential oil because jasmine is very closely related to lunar energies. It carries intense new and full moon frequencies, so it’s good for any of these eclipses.

    Keep in mind that Selenite is the only crystal listed above that shouldn’t go in water.  People freak out and think that it’s going to melt if you put it in water. It’s not going to melt. It’s not going anywhere. If you submerge Selenite in water for a long period of time it will start to become dull. This is because it becomes water soluble over a long period of time.

    Hope you enjoyed the blog thank you so much for following along today!

    Do you pay close attention to what the sun/moon are up to? Do you have other crystals you like to work with? Or other techniques/tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,

    10 Must-Have Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, Videos 56 Comments

     

    Today I’m going to share my top 10 must-have crystals.

    Whether you’re a beginner or you’re intermediate or advanced, just check in and see if you have these in your collection.  Maybe you are missing one or two?  It’s not the end-all-be-all for everyone, this is my opinion, so I’d love to hear what your top 10 must-have crystals are; please share in the comments below this post.

    10 Must-Have Crystals
    These might not necessarily be the easiest crystals to get because I don’t always feel like the easiest crystals to get are going to be the most effective for what we’re trying to achieve in our must-have crystal collection. Maybe it’s time to evolve your collection or upgrade your collection a little bit. Most of them are relatively easy to find, but a slight departure from the usual beginners list.

    By the way, I want to say these crystals that I’m going over, I’m not talking about little-tumbled stones. Tumbled stones are wonderful (and I show you vesuvianite in the video). Great to have, but when I’m talking about 10 must-have crystals, I’m talking about something a little bit chunkier, a little bit more size to them because yes, when it comes to the energy force around a crystal, the energy around it is based on size, the mass in the crystal, all these factors. We’re going with a larger size. Not super large though we are staying practical here.

    I’m not talking about huge, mongo crystals because what are you going to do with it? They’re great to have in your environment, yes, but sometimes we need them for practical purposes, so something a little larger than the norm, but not mongo.  If at all possible, in its natural state, but sometimes it’s not possible.

    1.  Clear Quartz Crystal:   In my vid I show you a clear quartz, natural point. It’s got really good clarity. It’s almost water clear. Clear quartz is your general, all around great crystal to have on hand. It’s a clarifier. It’s an amplifier, as well. It can make any other crystal work that you’re doing even more effective by amplifying the energy. It can also help you gain clarity like if you need to meditate on something, you need clarity around a certain subject. Clear quartz is a great one to have.  You can do just about anything with clear quartz.

    If I was going to have only one crystal on this list, it would be clear quartz.  Not milky quartz. You want to try to get it as clear as you possibly can. It’s okay to have some veils in it. The clear quartz crystal I show you in my video is just about as clear as they come. It’s from Arkansas, I believe, and what’s cool is it’s starting to self-heal on the bottom. It broke off at some point obviously, but it’s not very sharp. It’s kind of rounded and a lot of these have grown into points. You can see that hexagonal structure all along its faces, really cool.

    2.  Rose Quartz:  It’s a light pink. You usually don’t see them in points like the one in the video. That one was cut and polished, cut on the bottom so it could stand. It’s rough all around the shaft, but the top is cut and polished into a point. The reason I went for the cut polished one is that I needed it in a crystal grid and I wanted a center antenna to send out, transmit the energies of my crystal grid, so I went for a point. Usually, my rose quartz is natural and I just use this during this because it’s larger and you can see it better, I have a big, mongo-sized rose quartz by my front door.

    Rose quartz is your crystal of love and compassion. It can become your close buddy crystal that you make a really close bond with (like I have). I have one by my bedside. I talk about it all the time. It’s my buddy quartz. It’s my best buddy. I use it for a lot of different things, any kind of love, and we know there are different kinds of love in the English language. We should probably have different vocabulary words for the different kinds of love, but there’s friendship love. There’s family love. There’s personal relationship love. There’s self-love. There’s compassion for the world and for all the beings that live on the planet. Kindness and compassion is also the energy that rose quartz invites in. All of these different types of love obviously are very, very important, so rose quartz is one that you definitely want to have in your top 10 collections, in my opinion.

    3.  Flourite:   Fluorite comes in many different colors, purple, clear, green, every color in the rainbow just about. Yellow is not as common, but it does come in yellow. Rainbow Flourite usually grows in masses or in the octahedron.  It grows naturally as an octahedron expressing its sacred geometry.  It’s part of the cubic crystal system, so octahedrons are inherent in the cubic crystal system.

    Why do I like fluorite? Well, fluorite is great for decision making, for clarifying decisions when you’re just not sure which path to take. Fluorite is the one to work with on that.

    It’s also good for anything to do with thinking, the mind, meta, studying. That’s another good type of energy that fluorite invites in. If you need to focus on something, concentrate on something, make a decision, fluorite is your go-to for that and any color fluorite ill do. It doesn’t matter what color fluorite you choose for that.

    4.  Green Jade:  Green jade I really like for healing, also bringing about good fortune. I have a nice big green jade Hotei (I found out).  Everyone calls it Buddha, but I was told no, that’s Hotei, so if I’m incorrect, it’s a good luck symbol. The fact that it’s carved in green jade exponentiates that energy even more, so looking for good fortune and good vitality, health, good health, healing, boosting health, boosting the immune system; green jade, you want to have that on hand.

    5.  Amethyst:  While I’ve got several, I love my amethyst heart my husband got for me one year in Tucson. It’s an Uruguayan amethyst. I really like the energy of the Uruguayan amethyst. It’s got this really deep, deep, dark, purple, vibrant color. The energy is so much more effective from these deeply colored Uruguayan amethysts. The heart is carved from a geode and polished on the back.

    Why did I choose amethyst?  Amethyst is spiritually enhancing while also being spiritually protective. If you want to be spiritually protective or psychically protected for various reasons (that’s a different topic for a different day :)) or you just want to go into a healing session or a meditation session and just be spiritually protected while you’re doing that, then work with amethyst.

    Amethyst also enhances the third eye, which helps you connect to your spiritual self, better connect to your own higher self, and have that stronger connection to your spiritual side; it enhances and invites that energy in. I like that it invites that energy in of being more spiritual, while also being very protective at the same time. It’s got the added benefit of also being very calming, so great to work with while meditating.

    Amethyst helps you to focus more on your meditations if you have that monkey mind while meditating (I think we all do sometimes  … who doesn’t?  Except some of us who are very, very zen).

    When I meditate with amethyst, the amethyst actually helps me to focus more on one thing while I’m meditating, whether I’m contemplating something specific or I just want to focus on my breath or sometimes I hold the amethyst and I just consider inhale, focus on the breath going in through the nostril, inhale, inhale, inhale, and then exhale, exhale, exhale. My brain just stays right there, doesn’t think about all the other to-dos and things that you got to do and oh, so and so is coming over. I’ve got to clean the house and wash the dishes and blah. All that stuff that happens during meditation, it just kind of floats away and allows your brain to accept the benefits of not thinking of all those things.  Amethyst entrains with your energy so that you become calmer and become more of that frequency. You become a vibrational match to that frequency. That happens with any of the crystals that we’re working with. That’s the whole point in working with the crystals.

    6.  Black Tourmaline: The next one on my list is black tourmaline.   These are not in order of importance or anything like that (except the first one, clear quartz, if I could only have one crystal, it would be that one, but the rest are not in any kind of specific order). In the video, I show you an especially nice, good quality piece of black tourmaline. It doesn’t need to be that kind of quality which is very difficult to find anymore. A lot of the black tourmaline mines have been closed. The specific mine that came out of in China has closed, so they no longer have it in the same quality. You would have to purchase from estate sales and it can be really pricey.  The regular kind that you’re seeing out there these days is more spindly now. They’re more splintery and friable, meaning they’re more brittle, but they work just as effectively.

    Black Tourmaline has lots of physics properties as a crystal goes. It’s pyroelectric. It’s piezoelectric, which means that it can polarize electricity and energy within it. I dove deep into that over on this blog post.  It’s one of the reasons why I find it to be so effective.

    It’s very good for transmuting energy, so if energy has a specific charge to it and it has a negative feel to it, black tourmaline is your go-to transmuter. It’s excellent for bringing that energy back to neutral.  For that reason, it’s always in front of me between me and my laptop. I’m transmuting that electromagnetic radiation coming off of the laptop. I’ve tested other crystals and things and when I tested black tourmaline and I showed this in a YouTube video, I get good results. It’s not the best thing. It’s not going to completely mitigate that energy, but it’s one thing I can do to help mitigate it.

    I don’t like using silicates on my desk for that purpose. I hear people say, “Oh, put a piece of fluorite, put a piece of selenite, put a piece of citrine in front of your laptop.” That’s a silicate and silicates amplify that energy. We use silicon chips in our electronics to make them work better, so I don’t want to amplify that energy. Anyway, let me get off my soapbox 😉 I go into that in my course, but we’re not talking about that right now, we’re talking about why black tourmaline is on my list.

    I also like it for transmuting negative energy that people might bring into a space. When I used to work in a classroom, which I left in 2012 … I used to be a science teacher for those of you that don’t know. I was a science department head. Some people would come into the room and they were just a sheer joy and some people would come into the room and they’d suck the energy out of the space. Talk about energy vampires. There weren’t too many of those thankfully, but the black tourmaline was wonderful. I had them conspicuously placed throughout my space. Heck, I could get away with putting any rock in my room that I wanted to. I taught geology as part of my curriculum, so I could put anything I wanted and no one would question a thing. Black tourmaline was wonderful for that.

    You can also make mojo kits and you can make room sprays with black tourmaline and all kinds of great stuff, so it’s on my top 10 list.

    7.  Smokey Quartz:  I love the coffee hue to smokey quartz. Check out the one in my video, it’s not irradiated. It doesn’t have that black-gray hue that irradiated smoky quartz has. It’s from Namibia in Africa and it’s just a gorgeous specimen.

    Smokey quartz is wonderful for detoxing, so detoxing of any sort. Maybe you did get affected by an energy vampire and you got home from wherever you were and you just feel it and you’re like “oh, my god…what just happened to me? I got energetically beat up”.  Smokey quartz is your one to work with for those times because it’s going to detox you, detox that energy.  It’s also a good one to put in water gem elixirs for bringing that detoxifying energy to your water.

    8.  Blue Calcite:  Next one is blue calcite. If you just want a soft, gentle energy, blue calcite is wonderful to work with. If you want to bring peace and calm to a space, blue calcite. It’s a light blue. You can see the blue right there. It’s a very gentle energy and you if want to bring a spa-like atmosphere to a space go for a larger piece of blue calcite.

    Blue calcite is relatively inexpensive, but it’s not one that you often find. If you go to your local crystal shop, you might need to request that they special order some blue calcite. If you go to a gem show, you might not necessarily find it because it’s not a top seller. People really don’t seek it out, but I think people are really missing out on a great energy.

    Blue calcite is also wonderful for balancing anything in the body, balancing hormones, balancing energy in general. It’s also a great throat chakra stone for balancing the throat chakra. You want to bring that peace, calming energy.

    Also, if you’re looking to create a connection during your meditations to the angels, blue calcite is your stone for that. I tried to pick stones that are good for several different things or for really important things that come up frequently in most of our lives. Like I said, this is not the end-all-be-all list for every single one of us. Again, you can tell me in the comments if you think I’ve missed or you have others you would include on this list.

    9.  Hematite:  You’ll often see polished hematite. And sometimes you can see the natural red of the hematite coming through, but when you polish it, it looks like a dark gray mirror. We learned how to determine if your hematite is natural in my Crystal Savvy class, those of you that took that class. You need to be careful out there, guys. There’s a lot of fake hematite floating around, a lot of it. Make sure you’re purchasing from someone who’s very knowledgeable, who has a great reputation, and even though some of them out there that have good online reputations are selling fakes we’ve discovered in my Crystal Savvy class, unfortunately, so get good recommendations. That’s all I’m saying.

    Make sure that they are knowledgeable. Ask the seller how do you know it’s real hematite? See if they know how to test. If they know how to test, chances are they have tested or they’re going to know because you asked them and they’re going to find out if their hematite is real or not. Ask the questions. Put their feet to the fire and make them tell you how they are finding out if these crystals are real or not. I’m just saying that for this hematite because so much of the hematite out there is fake. If it’s magnetic, it’s fake.

    Hematite is good for grounding and a lot of us right now, especially if we’re dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety, need the grounding, so we really need to focus on getting ourselves grounded, grounded to Mama Earth. Hematite is great for that.

    Hematite is partly made of iron. That’s where the red in the hematite comes from. Iron is closely related to Mama Earth. We even have an iron-nickel core at the center, we think. Scientists speculate it’s probably in the shape of a dodecahedron and if you want to throw some sacred geometry into it and it makes that connection to the core of our planet. That’s why it’s so helpful at grounding us. It’s also great for balancing the root chakra at the base of our spine, so that’s the chakra you want to focus on when you’re looking to get grounded. Hematite is great for that grounding.

    10.  Congo Citrine:  The last one on my list of top 10 is natural Congo citrine. Not any old citrine, natural Congo citrine.

    Most of the citrine, (like I just said about the hematite) out on the market is fake. It’s baked. It’s baked amethyst. I used to say oh, don’t worry about it. It’s fine, but in the times that we’re in now and how our energy has changed and is changing on the planet, things have stepped up. We’re getting more cosmic energy to our planet than we have in any of our lifetimes.  We know now the energy has stepped up.

    We have UVC now. You know about that, UVC rays? We’ve always known about A and B, but now we have UVC rays. If you go out with a UV meter like I have and you go out and check the UV radiation we’re getting now, it’s higher than ever before. The reason for this is the corona around the Sun has shrunk because of the area we’re flying through in the Milky Way Galaxy. I know I’m going off tangent here, but I feel like I need to say this, so therefore, we are not getting as much protection from our Sun in our solar system. A lot more cosmic particles are getting past the Sun and hitting our planet, so a lot of things are happening.

    The Sun is in a solar minimum right now. A lot of things are happening. A lot more energy is coming up to us, so, therefore, all that is to say I feel like we need to step up some of the crystals that we’re using, so therefore, no more fake citrine for me. When I’m going to work with citrine, it’s going to be the natural. I like the Congo energy because it has more of that citrine-specific vibrational frequency.

    You’ll notice the color is a little bit more on the orange-yellow side than the citrine you find in Brazil, which is very yellow. It has more energy to it in the way that it was baked in Mama Earth. The Congo citrines are sometimes called cathedral libraries or they might be called abundance crystals because they have all these little babies along the base growing parallel to the parent crystal in the center. They are not easy to find.  That’s why I said this list is a little bit more on the advanced side. These are not easy to find.

    You definitely aren’t going to find them in tumbled stones. If someone’s telling you that they have natural Congo citrine tumbled stones, just whoop, turn and walk the other way because if you had real natural Congo citrine, which is quite expensive, why would you tumble it? You wouldn’t. These, even in a very beat up state, all beat up and messed up and they’ve been tossed down the mountain, people will still sell them in their natural state because they are worth a lot.

    Supply and demand are how economics works. The supply is very low. The area in the Congo where we used to get these from they’ve closed it off. The demand is very high. Therefore, the price is high. You’re not going to take it and tumble it. I’ve seen people selling tumbled Congo citrine. I’m going to say it…Bullshit. Please get your antennas up about that.

    Natural Congo citrine, if you don’t have one in your collection, I suggest start looking for one. Just have it on your radar. You don’t need to get one today. When you go to gem shows when you’re shopping online ask the sellers. Ask around, see who has one.

    The reason why we want citrine in our collection is it’s wonderful for bringing in positive, good vibe energy, so if you’re feeling depression or seasonal affective disorder from too much winter.  Citrine is great for giving you that sunny disposition, so if you’re missing some of that, you need some amplification of that energy, citrine is wonderful for that. Citrine is also known as the merchant stone because it’s wonderful for bringing in that prosperity energy. If you need to do better in business if you’re looking to do a crystal grid to increase your revenue or your paycheck or you’re looking for a new job or you’re looking to sell a house, anything to do with prosperity, citrine.

    Tell me in the comments, I would love to hear from you did I miss any? Do you have these? Are there any that I should’ve swapped out, any that you’re missing?

    Crystal Blessings,