Recent Mercury Retro and Eclipse Aftershocks | Crystals that Can Help

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Cosmic Energies at Play Once Again
We’re going to talk about recent Mercury retrograde and eclipse aftershocks and crystals that can help. I thought this was a good topic because I’ve been going through some aftershock activity myself. How about you?

So, have you been through the wringer recently? Feeling like you can maybe use an ally on your side for some mood stabilizing to keep you even kilter?

Last eclipse season ended on Aug. 11. Yet it seems to be leaving these rippling shock waves in its wake. I and many other people are in cleanup mode right now. Relationships changing, ending with people, not just people, entities, companies, lots of shakeup going on. Maybe things you totally didn’t expect or things that you had an inkling about.

Then Mercury went direct on August 18th, but we’re still in the post-retro shadow until September 2nd.

I used to not even pay attention to the retro shadow. Big mistake. Lesson learned!

Wrong! This is the first time that I really got a kick in the pants to say, “Uh-uh, no. You’re not in the clear just because you’re in the shadow.”

Also recently, I talked about different cosmic events that are happening that could be contributing to this energetic shift.

I know in listening to others; I’m not alone in this. Many of us are in transition right now with a lot of things. I’ve spoken, like I said, recently about those cosmic energies and how that’s changing us and everything around us, our solar system, Mama Earth and even our crystals!

This is an opportunity to just reset and rebuild things, right? It’s an opportunity not only for change but for growth in the right direction.

Remember to just take a deep breath, put it into perspective. Reassess the situation, make a solid plan, surround myself with the right crystal allies for me at that moment and move forward.

You might find you also need some obstacle breaking. Then put that into place. I have a blog about that too.

Lithium to the Rescue!

Today I’m focusing on lithium-bearing minerals and crystals. Yep… talking about the element, lithium. You’ll find out why in just a sec.

You might also find there’s a scientific reason behind why you might be especially attracted to these lithium bearing crystals right now. We’ll get to that in a bit.

2 reasons for the current high demand of this element: 

  • Demand for lithium batteries. You see, lithium holds a large amount of energy potential. It can produce a lot of electrical current relative to its size. That makes it ideal for small batteries. Think about it, where do we use small batteries? In all these devices we’re now all using all the time, right? In all our new technology.
  • Demand for the pharmaceutical industry; to treat various types of different mental conditions like bipolar disorder, different types of psychoses and for general mood balancing. Maybe it’s due to that high electrical energy potential that makes it an ideal mood stabilizer.

My 3 Choices for Most Effective Lithium-Rich Crystals

  • Lithium Quartz
  • This crystal is a very lilac-mauve-y color (caused by inclusions within the quartz of various lithium-rich minerals).

    This crystal invites in a calm energy, helps to improve mood, to relieve anxiety, assists with emotional healing, while also quite helpful with general balancing of our mood.

    2. Lepidolite

    A lithium-rich mica; the word, “lepidolite” comes from the Greek word “lepidos”, which means scales- referring to its scaly appearance due to flakes of mica. BTW, mica is a type of sheet silicate that forms in distinct layers or sheets… and it’s what’s responsible for lepidolite’s beautiful iridescence, high shine, and translucence. You can visibly see the mica flecks or sheets in most pieces of lepidolite. 

    [caption id="attachment_21693" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]This mineral is also known for aiding with emotional healing, aids in mood balancing, improves mood, relieves anxiety, promotes rest and peaceful sleep. In fact, I keep this piece right by my bedside. And when I was really having trouble sleeping I used to have a lepidolite crystal grid under the bed.

    3. Kunzite

    A lithium aluminum silicate, a pink-lilac lithium-rich mineral also known as “spodumene” is known to assist with emotional healing, matters of the heart, relaxing, mental rest and general balancing of moods.

    COLLECTION TIP: Lithium demand is really high right now. Pharmaceutical and tech companies are mining lepidolite and kunzite by the literal truckload! Because of that, the prices are high now. And going up. You’ll see this reflected in the cost of kunzite and lepidolite. In fact, the prices are expected to at least double if not quadruple within the next seven years. If you want a collection tip from me from me: Invest and stock up now in lithium quartz, lepidolite, and kunzite. If you’re going to wait, the price is just going to keep going up and up.

    Vibrational Frequencies

    These are all, you’ll notice, delicate mauve-ish, lilac colored stones.

    That color mirrors their specific vibrational frequencies; their precise energy. Kunzite and lepidolite, actually often grow together and are the two most popular choices for mining lithium ore for the reasons mentioned above.

    Now, I do feel there’s a biological reason behind why you’re attracted to certain minerals and gems. When you’re intuitively called to a particular mineral it can actually mean that your body is in need of more of it. Or in need of the elements within it; on a physical/bio-level. Your body is trying any way that it can to attract and entrain you with that vibrational frequency and bring it into your auric field.

    If you’d like to explore that topic further I have a blog post here all about that.
    Just like lithium can recharge our batteries and our devices, the minerals that contain it can recharge your auric/energetic battery as well.
    I hope I’ve given you some crystal choices today to help navigate any sort of chaotic energy shift. If you have some others to recommend or more info on lithium-rich minerals in general, please add to the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.

    Crystal Blessings,

    HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, anxiety, bedroom, blogging, citrine, cleansing, Crystal Goodness, Crystal Grids, prosperity, sleep, Videos 10 Comments

    I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

    Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

    Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
    What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
    I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

    But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

    There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

    Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

    Let’s dive in.

    What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
    It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

    It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

    But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

    So then we have to look at energy.

    Read on for my take on this!

    4 Crystals for Protection
    Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

    Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

    Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

    Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
    Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?

    Absolutely! 

    Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

    Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

    Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
    If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

    Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

    Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

    [caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]
    What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
    Are you new to crystals?

    Wondering where to start?

    Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

    Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

    How to use crystals to attract abundance
    One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

    In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

    Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

    How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
    Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

    Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

    Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

    Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
    Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

    Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

    Yep, it all started right here.

    Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

    5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
    Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

    So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

    In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

    4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
    So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

    These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

    Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

    Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
    There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

    I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

    Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

    My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
    I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

    How could that happen?

    Is that Normal?

    Read more about your crystal changing color.

    How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
    In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

    B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

    Crystals can help!

    Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

    Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
    The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

    OR it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.

    Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

    What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
    So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

    • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. ?
    • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
    • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

    This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

    Read more on crystals disappearing.

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
    What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

    Do they really do what everybody says they do?

    So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

    Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

    How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
    Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

    Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

    Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

    Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

    7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
    I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

    This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

    That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

    Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

    What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
    As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

    Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

    Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

    Crystal Healing for Anxiety
    Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

    The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

    Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

    Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

    Crystal Blessings,