Crystals for the Color of the Year | 2018 | Ultraviolet

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Today I want to talk to you about Pantone’s Color of the Year and my crystal matchup for 2018.

I started doing this Color of the Year Crystal matchup a few years ago… starting in 2013 with the color Emerald.  It’s always fun to do this; allows me to get a little creative, digging around and finding a cool match up for it.

Here are the links to the past five years in case you’d like to check those out too:

  • Color of the Year 2013: Emerald
  • Color of the Year 2014:  Radiant Orchid
  • Color of the Year 2015:  Marsala
  • Color of the Year 2016: Serenity and Rose Quartz
  • Color of the Year 2017:  Greenery

Ultraviolet …That’s a Color?

Pantone’s color choice for 2018 is the color “Ultraviolet”.  And I put that in quotes because ultraviolet ain’t no color. It’s technically a particular type of frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum, just beyond and slightly higher frequency than the visible light spectrum. Of course, leave it to me to get geeky about it, but it’s not really a color. 😉

However, Pantone has interpreted it as a color, as most people probably do, because of the word “violet” being included in “ultraviolet”, as a VIOLET-PURPLEY color.

 

I just want to share a little bit of their specific description:
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone UltraViolet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.”
Do you sense and feel the mysticism that they’re pulling into this description here?

This goes along with the whole idea of mysticism, spirituality, and crystals, and how they all kind of interplay with each other. Seems to be a popular trend for 2018 and Pantone jumped on the bandwagon, or maybe they helped spur the bandwagon forward. Anyhow, they present Ultraviolet very cosmically, don’t they?

Well, spirituality, mysticism, crystals all of it; this is the stuff we’ve been talking about for years! What we love and talk about has hit the mainstream now, full force, in 2018. And here it is now represented in the Color of the Year.
My Crystal Pick
Instead of going for… well, I was going to say “a literal translation of ultraviolet” (but as I said, it isn’t a translation of the color ultraviolet because there’s no such thing)… I’m going to go to the scientific explanation of what ultraviolet technically is and chose the minerals and crystals that actually, physically have the capacity to glow under ultraviolet light; the fluorescent specimens.

How about that? So let’s get into it!

Fluorescence

Some minerals actually have the characteristic of being fluorescent under ultraviolet light. Out of approximately 4500 minerals that we know of on planet Earth, about 500 of them have this characteristic. This characteristic is actually a really useful one for easily identifying minerals from others that closely resemble them.

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Sir George Stokes was the physicist and mathematician who first realized that some minerals have the ability to fluoresce under ultraviolet light.  He first discovered it with the mineral fluorite, which he noted was actually able to glow; emit this powerful vibrancy under ultraviolet light. So, he called this characteristic; the ability for a mineral to do this, “fluorescence”, naming it after the mineral he first noted it in.

He then tested many others and realized that fluorite wasn’t the only mineral that could do this.

It’s amazing to see these minerals that do have this property of fluorescence, to glow under ultraviolet light, because they look completely different from how they look under regular light to our eyes!
The Science
There are actually different wavelengths of ultraviolet light:

  • shortwave
  • medium-wave
  • long-wave

All of these waves are a higher frequency than visible light wavelengths, so just a step above the colors that we can see on the electromagnetic spectrum.

These higher-frequency waves are just outside of what we’re able to detect and measure with our eyes, but we can measure and see their effects on certain minerals; the ones that fluoresce. What might appear as a dull, gray rock might actually vibrantly glow in all kinds of beautiful, bright, vibrant colors under ultraviolet light.

 

[caption id="attachment_21086" align="aligncenter" width="800"] By (Hgrobe 06:16, 26 April 2006 (UTC)) – credit: Hannes Grobe/AWI (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]You might remember back in science class when you started learning about chemistry. What happens is the ultraviolet frequency will cause some electrons in some of the electron shells of the atoms that make up the mineral to temporarily gather up some extra energy from the ultraviolet higher frequency and they’ll actually jump up to the next higher electron shell… and then fall back down. When the electron falls back to its original electron shell, it actually leaves behind an energetic imprint.
Remember that energy can never be created nor destroyed, only transformed from one form to another; AKA First Law of Thermodynamics AKA Law of Conservation fo Energy!
So that atom leaves behind some energy in that higher electron shell. Some of that leftover energy is what’s actually giving off this light that we’re able to see! Pretty cool, right?

Also, the different wavelengths of ultraviolet, the short, the medium, or the long-waves will affect minerals differently as far as what colors they fluoresce. The reason is that the various wavelengths will cause different electrons to excite in different ways.

If you have a UV light or black light you can witness this for yourself.
A Metaphysical Side to This?
I do feel that there’s a special energetic property inherent to minerals that fluoresce under ultraviolet light that we can tap into on a metaphysical level because they possess this special characteristic that not all minerals do.

What do you think?

You may be wondering what crystals in your collection have this property. Well, I’ve prepared a handy download for you with the ten most common fluorescent minerals and their energetic properties for you to download. Check it out: 

I encourage you to start working with fluorescent crystals and see if you notice any unique metaphysical properties about these minerals because I would like to share that in our community and see if we can collectively come up with some meaningful data on that.

Let’s experience this together and see what we can come up with. Please jump in and share your findings or comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

 

 

 

Sacred Geometry | The Sacred Language of Crystals

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The study of the structure of many things has its basis in geometry: space, crystals, visualizing sound and vibration to name a few.

Geometry connects it all.

Just so you know… I’m not talking ’bout your boring ole’ high school geometry here, but SACRED GEOMETRY. Big difference.  

Let’s go deep. Shall we? 

Sacred Geometry; the ancient SCIENCE is not only the base-language of crystals, but it’s the key to understanding how our universe is designed and how it communicates.

In my work and research, I’ve found that using sacred geometric shapes as the foundation for your crystal-work is a central and necessary component.

I feel this is most likely due to the fundamental relationship between crystals and sacred geometry. Think of it this way; crystals are the 3D physical expression in matter of their inherent sacred geometric energy patterns.
CRYSTAL GRID TIP: Using symmetrical sacred geometry in a crystal grid foundation is the BEST way I’ve found to clearly communicate your intention to source energy and to get the most out of doing manifestation work with your crystals.

I’ve found that using sacred geometry alongside our crystals allows us to not only fine-tune but also amp up our source energy communication loop

To clarify what I mean, here’s a great analogy for this; let’s say you start with a really slow dial-up internet connection. (Want to feel anticipation? Try loading today’s websites or a video over dial-up!) So, you’ve got this “dial-up internet connection” to source energy. Ok, that’s great. But then you add crystals.  And then you throw some sacred geo to the mix. Now you notice that your connection just got a boost and suddenly it becomes “high-speed” bandwidth; super-enhanced, efficient, supremely fast internet!

That’s what crystals can do for us.

Over time, you’ll most likely also notice:

  • your intuition getting stronger
  • more synchronicities happening
  • your understanding and inner knowing about certain things becoming more clear and unwavering
  • you may even start noticing in general, things changing for the better in your life

I feel this happens because crystals give us the ability to fine-tune that communication bandwidth with source energy, allowing for more efficient comprehension and clarity.
Keep this in mind when you’re looking to improve the work you’re doing with your intention-setting and manifestations.

Intentionally bringing sacred geometry and crystals together gives you a considerable bandwidth boost! That’s why I find crystal grids to be quite effective. If you’d like to dig deeper into that subject, I wrote all about it in my book, Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work.

SIDENOTE: I see many working with asymmetrical crystal grids, and I’ve done it too. For certain purposes, they may be more practical. However, I’ve found that the MOST effective grids happen to be the symmetrical ones; so if you cut it up like a pizza, all slices would be the same. But, the best way to know if this is the same for you is to try it out for yourself.

Now, let me be crystal-clear here (yes, pun always intended); crystals are not the ONLY way to get that sacred “internet boost”. There are plenty of ways to achieve that same goal through countless other methods. Just a few examples would be:

  • all the various types of yoga
  • myriad meditation styles
  • cleaning up your diet
  • moving and exercising your body
  • breathing techniques

I could go on and on.

It’s important that you realize that crystals are purely tools and supports that allow us to do the work of communicating with source energy more efficiently. (Some call this “raising our vibration”.)

Simply put, crystals are efficient energy-flow influencers.

You may choose several different similarly aligned methods done at the same time, including crystal work, to achieve your sacred internet-boost. I refer to this as “layering on the vibrational frequencies” in order to amplify the crystal effect. Hey! Why not use all the tools at your disposal to make your connection with source energy more effective?

Platonic Solids, Atomic Structures and Crystals
So, the stunning crystal forms we’re all attracted to are no accident.

These fascinating visible forms mirror the symmetries of the structure of the very atoms forming the crystal.

When we look closely at the Periodic Table of Elements (hello, chemistry class!) and the formation of the atoms themselves, we see the Platonic solids (the basis of sacred geo) at work. In fact, the newest science is now showing us that atoms are not teeny tiny little solid particles but instead are actually super-small packets of energy that appear as various Platonic Solids (I know!!) comprised of teeny-tiny sub-atomic energy packets contained by and whizzing around within those Platonic Solids shapes.

Going further, when you start to put atoms together to make molecules of various compounds, the molecular structure is actually based on the cube (the most basic of the five Platonic solid shapes) and then evolves into other more complex Platonic solids from there (because each Platonic solid can be derived from the cube). Crazy-town, right? I love this shizzle to the core!

Bear in mind that crystals themselves grow in a super-saturated liquid crystal slurry (fluid). Here’s a classic video where I demo’d that topic for you (yes, my Breaking Bad obsession was full-force at the time):

Now, crystal growth-environment fluids are highly sensitive and receptive to ANY vibrations that are passing through them, which in turn, will influence how the crystal’s molecules organize and will finally solidify. This vibrational influence can be expressed either in the crystal’s molecular structure (that requires a specialized microscope to actually see) or can be clearly visible to the naked eye in the final shape of the larger crystal formation. Depending on the mineral, some don’t ever get to grow into a visible crystal shape with large defined individual crystals, but all minerals have an ordered crystalline structure to their molecules at the micro-level. This is what qualifies them as a crystal.

Through vibration and sacred geometry, source energy has encoded ordered info into the minerals.

Cymatics
All this talk of vibrational frequencies and sacred geometry leads me to the subject of “cymatics”. Here’s how Wikipedia defines Cymatics:

“The term was coined by Hans Jenny (1904-1972)… Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.”

Back in my days as a physics teacher, my students and I loved doing lab demo’s involving cymatics and frequency such as this one:

As the study of cymatics has shown us, the vibrations visually express themselves naturally as sacred geometry (as crystals do) and that “frozen music” (or encoded structural info) is programmed within our crystals as they form… as it’s most likely programmed within everything, including us as we form. (Think about the implications of that for a sec!)

Through cymatics, we’ve explored how geometric patterning affects EVERYTHING on a vibrational level. I feel that the unique property that minerals have to crystallize the sacred geometric coding they receive through the energetic vibrations allows them to have clear communication between us and the entire universe. And when we consciously work with crystals, they quite effectively CLARIFY that convo between us and source energy.

Through working more closely and intentionally with our crystals, I also feel we start to learn and understand more about these subjects. We start to understand on a deeper level that crystals are really a conduit to the nature of reality itself. It also awakens a thirst to want to explore and learn more.

Immersing ourselves in this work allows us to get into resonance with the harmonic frequencies of source energy, allowing us to resonate more efficiently, so we can communicate more efficiently. Next thing you know, you’re a Manifesting Machine! It allows you to become more coherent with this energy.
Learning about, understanding and working closely with these energetic patterns helps us to realize our full potential. I’ve seen it with myself and have witnessed it over and over again with others doing the same.
Signs you’re in harmony with source energy:

  • you can more easily intuit things, tapping into your intuition effortlessly
  • you can more easily manifest your desires
  • easily move out of stress and anxiety
  • stay in a meditative or relaxed state

When the energies resonate, the effectiveness of the feedback loop is amplified and info is transferred more easily with less effort. You’re tapping into the ALL, into the collective consciousness, into source energy. You can become an even more supreme conscious being than you already are by realizing your connection to all of this and the language of the universe… tapping into just the right frequency necessary to communicate with source energy.

By the way, if you’re a hard-core skeptic, none of this shizzle is going to work for you because that’s your intention. You don’t believe it will work… so guess what? It won’t!

If you do have total faith and believe then you and your crystals will do wonderful things together. Believe me. I know!
You can become a loving and responsible co-creator… if you’re not already. ♥
I’ll venture to guess that if you’re attracted to this kind of info, you already are that powerful co-creator.

Through your relationship with crystals, you’re going to be unconsciously communicating in sacred geometric lingo. And you’ll be doing so more effectively with less effort, communicating and entering into that feedback loop with the universe with conscious purpose. So how cool is that? And by diving into sacred geometry even further, you’ll be living your full potential, fully expressing your inner power with your DNA fully awakened, or reawakened, easily tapping into your potential and abilities for energy, for love, light, fulfilling your greatest potential. That’s really what it’s all about. Isn’t it?

If you like this topic and want more blog posts like this one, please let me know in the comments below!

And, if you want to dive in deeper with Crystals and Sacred Geo right now, I have a 3 workshop eKit right over here that you can download and begin right away.

Sacred Crystal Blessings!

Is There Science Behind the Gemstones You’re Attracted To?

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Is there a scientific reason you’re attracted to certain Minerals and Gems? Consider that!

Let’s get this out-of-the-way first: THE BORING DISCLAIMER – I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to a sound holistic health plan & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation. Please check with a doctor first before applying any advice given here.

So, is there a reason? I think I may have found one.

In this livestream, I go over my theory on this…

It’s interesting to think about right?

I’ve been interested in bio-hacking for as far back as I can remember.

This is something new I’ve come up with, that I’ve been playing with and I’m super excited to share it with YOU.  Now, remember, I’m just telling you what I’m doing and a different way of approaching minerals and gemstones. As I already stated, I’m not a doctor. 😉  This is simply something I’ve been trying out for myself and talking to others about and I do think I may be on to something here. 

On the path towards greater overall well-being today, I want to talk about mineral testing; a technique to find out what works for you and your body, what you may be deficient or sufficient in.
All crystals are minerals, so every single crystal that you look at is a mineral.  It’s just grown in a visible crystal form when you are looking at crystals.
I’ve been working with this easy mineral testing kit and it got me to thinking about the crystals and gemstones we’re drawn to most.

I feel it’s good to take a look at where you are, to see where your body is at and calibrate what minerals you may be deficient in and what minerals you’re not. This mineral testing kit is a simple way to do that.  It comes with all the instructions too. Here’s a link for the Liquid Mineral Testing Kit  🙂

There are 8 different minerals in the kit.  A few examples of what’s included are tests for:

  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Chromium

In the video, I show you a couple of examples of testing in action.  One example is for testing the mineral copper.  Now, when I went through the process of testing with copper, it tasted sweet to me.  Which, as the kit will tell you, means that I need more of that in my body.  So my body is craving it. In the testing process, “sweet-tasting” means that you need that mineral, that you are very deficient in that mineral and your body is signaling that it wants some.

And lo and behold, wouldn’t you know it… I’ve been highly attracted to copper-bearing crystals for some time now: azurite, gem silica…. AJOITE! 

[caption id="attachment_16525" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Just a bit of my ajoite collection![/caption]
My Theory
See where I’m going with this theory here?

To sum up…

  • When your body likes it, it means it needs more of it. 
  • When it doesn’t like it, your body doesn’t need it.

So, I’m thinking that your body is trying any way that it can to attract and entrain you with that vibrational frequency that it’s in need of most. By directing you to be attracted to that mineral in various ways. Even if that means getting that mineral into your auric field by you keeping it physically in your environment, close by. 🙂

Doesn’t that make total sense?

Of course, what your body needs may change with time and fluctuate so you have to keep checking, but very simplified; it’s what you are drawn to most that you need.

Now, I need to take a look at my diet and see where I can supplement those minerals of course, but also I can look to my crystals and see … am I drawn mainly to those crystals that contain that mineral? Of course, this doesn’t mean I’m ONLY going to be drawn to those crystals that contain minerals I’m deficient in but I do feel it’s an important piece of the puzzle!

You can use this method to experiment with yourself, observe and take note… see if there is a correlation between the minerals you need and the crystals you’re drawn to.  Is there a connection?

I’m excited to expand my experimentation with this and plan to dive deeper and expand more on this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course!

Alright Crystal Hottie,  I hope you’re as excited as I am to have found this correlation.  I’d love to hear your take on this: Do you think you’re drawn to crystals that contain minerals you may be deficient in?  Please share in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

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A while ago I wrote a blog post answering the question:
“Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?”
This is that post.

Well, my usual MO on questions like these is to simply throw some science at it. That usually gets the skeptics to sit up & listen. 😉

In that post, I dove deep into piezoelectricity; a scientific property of quartz crystals that explains 1 way they give off energy.

That blog post certainly was (surprisingly to me)…a big hit!

What I thought would be a topic that would sort of quietly disappear into internet wasteland (yeah… I needed to write it anyway simply b/c it brings me so much joy to share the sparkly musings in my head)…with me blissfully spouting off my science mumbo jumbo as I tend to do from time to time…ended up being a very popular post with it sort of getting viraly shared about…and had many of you in the comments asking for more info about the other scientific properties of quartz that I had mentioned.

Well you don’t need to ask me twice!

I’m on it.

Just took me a while to get around to this post. (You should see the pile of backed up draft blog posts I have going on over here.) I don’t think I’ll ever run out of crystal content to write about on my blog…for joy’s sake! I have so much fun doing this shizzle. 😀

OK, here we go.
What is Pyroelectricity?
Similar to piezoelectricity…pyroelectricity is the ability to transduce (**transform 1 kind of energy from 1 form to another) a temporary voltage when certain crystals are heated or cooled. So we’re talkin’ transforming heat energy into electrical energy or vice versa.

This word comes from a Greek prefix: “pyr” which means FIRE…so we’re literally talking about fire-electricity here!

It’s hard to demo this for you b/c the temp change has to happen slowly & uniformly…so all over the crystal at the same time.

But here’s a graphic I made that helps to visualize it…

So it’s the change in temperature that causes the crystal’s atoms to gain or lose energy, thereby changing their positions in the crystalline matrix.

For whatever reason it makes the atoms want to polarize.

Polarizing is when all the negatively charged atoms want to go hang out together on one end & all the positively charged ones want to go hang out together at the other.
When said polarization happens, the change & movement of the atoms generates electrical potential! The effect is commonly known as static electricity.

This property was first noticed in tourmalines in the 1700’s when it was noted they could be used for cleaning ash from tobacco pipes…b/c when briefly heated, the tourmaline would polarize & then they’d easily attract & then repel the hot ashes like a magnet. Tourmaline can also attract bits of paper, dust & straw. Amber can do this too!

SIDE NOTE: It’s this property that makes tourmaline crystal such a great choice for flat irons & curling irons…yeah, the ones we use on our hair!

Tourmaline hair straighteners have plates made from actual ground up tourmaline crystals. (Always choose these over the ceramic or metal irons for your hair.)

Why?

Well, now you know that the pyroelectric property means that when tourmaline on the iron is heated up, it will polarize…so 1 end will be negatively charged & the other will be positively charged. It’s the negatively charged end that will be making the hair pretty here by making your hair look super shiny & smoothing down the cuticles.
Pyroelectric Crystals

  • Colemantie
  • Dipotase
  • Amber
  • Hemimorphite
  • All tourmalines
  • All quartz

Triboluminescence
This scientific property is an exciting visual one where we actually see a flash of light!…best seen in the dark.

Here I am in our bathroom with 2 rose quartz chunks demo’ing this very cool property for you….

With this property we can see the energy with our own eyes being transduced from mechanical energy into light energy…we actually see the internal & external flash of light. This is a property that about 50% of minerals have. And with over 4500 minerals and counting, that’s quite a lot!

Science can’t explain everything (**gasp!**) & this property isn’t really well understood in physics…yet anyway.

Some think that triboluminescence is much like lightning, in that the impact causes an electrical current that travels through the crystal allowing trapped molecules of gas to emit light. Some explain it by saying that the impact adds energy to the system which excites the crystals’ electrons. Eventually, the electrons fall back to the original state & when they do, you get that flash of light. 
Try It Yourself!

  • Wear some safety glass just in case…small shards of quartz can go flying
  • Grab 2 rose quartz OR milky quartz crystals (not your prized pieces b/c this will damage them somewhat)
  • Go to a darkened room
  • Now take the edge or side of 1 of your crystals & strike it against the other crystal. Use force…like you’re striking a match
  • Since this is something that can damage your crystals, you may want to think twice before trying this out with specimens that you are very protective of
  • You’ll see that characteristic orange-yellow spark/glow inside the crystal! You’ll also get a strange metallic smell in the air. Totally normal, Chick Pea. 🙂

    Triboluminescent Crystals

    • quartz
    • sphalerite
    • fluorite
    • diamond
    • calcite
    • muscovite
    • opal

    You can get different energy glow colors too! It all depends on the type of crystal.

    So how does all this scientific property mumbo-jumbo help us with Crystal Healing?
    Now that I’ve explained how this energy transduction works, can you see how crystals can most certainly affect our environment on an energetic level?

    And as I said before, I feel that understanding (at least on some level) the very real power that our crystals have…power that can be proven scientifically and is taught in physics and used in technology is the key to 2 things:

  • getting others to accept it as a healing modality
  • giving crystal healers the confidence that they sometimes lack
  • Not to mention that the piezo, pyro and tribolumenescent properties of certain crystals are highly beneficial to our energy fields.

    In my Hibiscus Moon Method, I teach a very specific technique in detail that allows our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers to tap into all the power inherent in these properties…and I teach you more on the physics behind why it works. We involve the transducing aspect, allowing it to play a big role in crystal therapy!

    So please let me know … Did this blog helped you to learn a bit more about the science behind crystal healing?  Or did it bore you to tears?  …let me know that too in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

     

    P.S. If this sort of thing appeals to you & you’d like to go way deeper in your crystal practice this is just a taste of the type of info I teach in the Certified Crystal Healer Course. We’ll be enrolling again for our fall term very soon. You can get on the Wait List here.