Healing crystals and stones come in all sizes, colors and shapes.
Each crystal has a unique vibrational resonance which is derived from their mineral content, shape and the colour frequency they emit. Every healing crystal has its own energy vibration. The energy of the crystal can have powerful effects on the energy vibrations within a person.

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

Crystals for the Color of the Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

I thought,

“Perfect. I […]

2020-01-27T22:57:28-05:0029 Comments

How to Tell the Difference | Merlinite, Mystic Merlinite & Blizzard Stone

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I decided it was high time to write this blog post to help eliminate some confusion around three minerals that are often confused with each other:

  • Merlinite
  • Mystic Merlinite
  • Blizzard Stone

These 3 stones are ones that my students sometimes aren’t quite sure how to tell apart and the naming itself can be quite confusing.

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Merlinite

The name merlinite is what’s known as a marketing term & not a technical geological one, however I feel it’s a useful name that helps us to distinguish it.

Dendritic Agate aka Merlinite Dendritic Agate aka Merlinite

This stone is actually a dendritic agate that is mostly white with black dendrite “branches”; a combination of  a quartz (the white in this stone) over psilomelane (manganese oxide)…the black in this stone. The psilomelane has a tree branch-like pattern to it & that’s where it gets the “dendritic” part of its name.

Metaphysical Properties:

Merlinite is all about magic and boosting your intuition. You can also use it for past life recall.

Additionally, this stone is great for connecting with the elementals, making […]

2016-12-15T14:41:27-05:0026 Comments

Lapis Lazuli | the New Blood Diamond?

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I have a policy to not discuss politics and war. I’m totally against it. (Ooops…sorry. That just slipped out.)

…but today I have to make an exception.

Some recent controversy surrounding lapis lazuli has come up. About it being like the blood diamond trade. My take on that issue & conflict minerals in general is in this blog post.

So much so that I made sure not to include any lapis in the recommended crystal kits for my recently enrolled fall Certified Crystal Healer Courses.

lapis lazuli from Pakistan

Although, I did report on what info I knew, including my opinion on it, in my weekly Glitter Update newsletter last month, I realized I was doing the greater crystal community…including those who aren’t subscribed to my newsletter (I know, can you believe? Some Crystal Hotties haven’t yet subbed)…a great disservice by not sharing this info on a larger scale. I do have a relatively big platform here with my blog and on social media & could get so many more eyes on this lapis issue by posting about this here openly.

But, last […]

2016-11-10T12:20:51-05:0020 Comments

Super Blast Energizing Crystal Combo

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Let’s talk about a great Energizing Crystal Combo!

Here I’m sharing this perfect little energizing crystal combination b/c it seems like a lot of us, including myself, could use a boost of energy.  A nice little energy shot.

In fact, if you’re into crystals, (which you probably are right?!) you likely have these crystals readily accessible, Crystal Hottie…and if you don’t, you can get this combo pretty easily.

Super Blast Energizing Wake-up Call Combo

1.  Carnelian

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Carnelian is bright orange, an invigorating color and very easy to find.

It’s in the quartz family & a safe stone to use, very common and relatively low-cost; an energizing crystal to work with.

I’ve got a whole luscious post about Carnelian (+ a FREE gift) over here!!

2.  Citrine

Another crystal that’s easy to get a hold of and so great for energizing is citrine.

It doesn’t need to be a natural citrine like the I show you in my video & in the photo below.  That’s an all-natural dark citrine point from the Congo.

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You might be more acquainted with citrine that […]

2016-09-19T18:28:35-04:0012 Comments