Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2017!

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That’s right.  It’s our 2017 Sparkly Round-up Time. Weee-hooo!

Just in case you missed any of these over the last year, I want to make sure you see all the glitter and gold. So, we’ve gathered up the most popular crystal blog posts (based on numbers of views) of 2017 and have them all conveniently rounded up for you right here! I’d love to hear which one is your personal 2017 favorite so please share in the comments (at the bottom of this page.) 🙂

Here they are…my most sparkliest 10 Crystal Blog posts of 2017:
1.  How to Work with the Energy of the Solar Eclipse
Our Sun is going through some extreme changes and so, I feel from here on out it’s more important than ever to pay attention to these cosmic events that involve our Sun (Sol) in any way.

Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I love to ride our local cosmic energies. Now, I used to avoid giving out advice on how to work with the energy of a solar eclipse because I was still experimenting with it myself, but I’ve since worked it out and done it enough that I feel confident in sharing this info out with you.

Keep reading here:

2.  Attracting MONEY, Success + Abundance into your life with Crystals
We know that crystals have many amazing healing properties, but they can also be used to attract money, success, prosperity & abundance by being a vibrational match to that type of energy, that frequency. 

So first things first. In order to attract all that good stuffs I just mentioned above…you need to have cleared your mind of any old thought patterns you might be harboring that tell you do not have enough, you’ll never succeed or that you’re lacking in some way. We absolutely can use crystals as tools & supports to help us attract what we seek. Like attracts like, so first we must re-define our way of thinking.

I know…that sounds like a tall order.

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3.  Watermelon Tourmaline Benefits: The Healing Power of Watermelon Tourmaline
I am so excited to tell you all about Watermelon Tourmaline + share my new watermelon crystal treasure with you in this quickie-vid…

You’ve probably heard me talk about black tourmaline and reference it often (b/c it’s the bomb diggity!) for grounding and protection in many aspects of daily life.

It’s a must for your crystal healing tool box!

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4.  The Amethyst Latte that Broke the Internet
So, I posted THIS on FB…and Instagram recently & we just about broke the Internet!

Everyone was shouting: RECIPE!

And I promised it was coming to the blog… so, finally here we are!

I had been playing around with creating my own version of the now famous Amethyst Latte from the Brooklyn Cafe; The End and came up with what I think is an even healthier, tastier more energetically-charged recipe that you can easily do in your own kitchen. 😀

Keep reading here:
5.  Which Crystal is the Most Powerful?
 Today, I want to address a question that I get often, which is,

“Which crystals are the most powerful to work with?”

It’s a question, at first… I used to kind of say,

“Well, that all depends,”

but now I’ve actually come across some info, done some research + some work on my own… and I’ve changed my answer:

Yes, I have some crystals, or A CRYSTAL, that I do feel is the MOST powerful.

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6.  The Story Behind Lemurian Crystals
Today’s video is all about Lemurian Crystals! 

There seems to be a lot of confusion going on about what a Lemurian Crystal is, or a Lemurian Seed Crystal…yes, they are slightly different—I’ve even recently gone into several stores and have seen signs that display, “Lemurian Crystals,” (because it’s a super-hot term right now)… but what they’re really displaying next to the sign that says, “Lemurian Crystals,” are not Lemurians.

Keep reading here:
7.  More Crystal Fakes & Misrepresentations
Yep, we’ve got more crystal fakes to talk about today. 😀 Yahoooo!

On my most recent trip out to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show I attended a lecture on Fake Minerals.

Oh my gosh…this was so right up my alley! Can you make a Crystal Hottie/Nerd any happier? I mean… finding an academic lecture to attend while hanging out at the biggest most glittery gem show in the world, teaching about mineral frauds. Whaaaaa? You better believe I was front row & center, glasses pressed down tight on my nose, notebook & pencil in hand! Poor Frankie (my hubs) suffered through too. He’s such a good sport! 🙂

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8. Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection
Do you know how to create an energetic shield of protection around you if you’re an energy healer… or even if you’re not? We all need to mindfully protect our energy.

Years ago,  when I first started learning about energy healing, doing energy healing, and even teaching people about energetic healings, I started noticing something…that I wasn’t really protecting myself correctly & I was zapping myself of energy after doing these healing sessions or teaching groups of people.

This type of work really zaps the energy from you…if you don’t know how to mitigate that. It’s important to protect yourself & protect your energy with an energetic shield of protection, and crystals can help you do just that.

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

I thought, “Perfect. I know exactly what crystals I’m going to go to that reflect ‘greenery’.”

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10.  Crystal Work for an Attitude of Gratitude

Jean – Baptiste Massieu said “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”

Gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness all flows from the heart.  It’s the simplest yet most powerful of notions.

It’s the pulse of life… right up there with Prana, Shakti, Chi.  And it undoubtedly opens the doors to greater love & joy.

It clears the pathway, it raises your vibration.  It sparks wonder in the small moments, love in all things. ❤

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Which one’s your favorite?  Which 2017 blog post did you vibe with the most or get the most out of … find most useful?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!♥

Sparkly New Year’s Crystal Blessings to you dearest one. I’m really looking forward to 2018. This will be the BEST year yet for all of us!

Hibiscus Moon

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

Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

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Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts

Get your sparkly lasso b/c it’s crystal round-up time!

Today I’m going to list out my 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

Just in case you missed any of these last year, I want to make sure you see them now. **These blog posts really vibed it up BIG-TIME with our Crystal Hottie Community so chances are…you’re going to love at least a few of them too!**

So here they are…my most sparkliest 10 posts of 2016:
1.  More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I’ve got some new ones for ya…)
The artificial mineral market is continuing to grow & it seems there’s a “gap” in good reliable info on this sort of thing in general.

I get really super-duper passionate about getting this info out there & I feel I’m in a very unique position to do just that, being a former science department chair, having studied geology at the Masters level & being a Crystal Healing Teacher with a pretty large platform  gives me a great advantage…so how could I NOT heed the call?

I’m so honored to be able to serve in this way & grateful for being given the opportunity to do so!

Keep reading here:
2. 9 Signs You May be a Crystal Hoarder | Part 1
Have you seen or heard of that show “Hoarders“?

OR perhaps you know of some hoarders in your life.  Some of us have family members or loved ones that just popped into our heads, right? 

OR…are you getting that little niggly feeling that perhaps YOU might be a Crystal Hoarder?

Hey, it’s OK if you are…many of us get that feeling. I know b/c I hang with a pretty crystal-obsessed bunch of which I may be the worst obsessor of them all. 😉

OK, I know I like to joke around…but this is serious shizzle here. Watch this …

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3. Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

At one time or another, I’d guess that everyone has been touched by depression.

Some of us end up battling with it more than others.

I personally know depression from all sides. I’ve experienced it myself & have had several close family members who’ve had to deal with it.

I know that it’s debilitating & it can make you anxious b/c you’re so desperate to just get out of that feeling of hopelessness. There are many different levels & shades of depression & all may need to be dealt with differently.

Keep reading here:
4. How To Program a Crystal
I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

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5. Are crystals alive?
Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

Are there living “entities” in crystals?

Do they have consciousness?

Are they having a life experience?

Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

My opinion is that, yes, they have a form of consciousness. It may not be in the same way we experience or understand that but, yes.

We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…

Keep reading here:
6. Cutting Cords Using Crystals
First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.

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7. Got Crystals? Don’t Know What to Do with Them All? 4 Action Steps for You!
I have a question for you:

Too many crystals, not enough time?
I sense that this may be starting to become a wee-little problem in our Crystal Hottie community. Some Crystal-Hoarding, perhaps?
Are we in need of a 12 Step Program here? 😉
Hey! I’m the worst offender! I’m not immune in any way.
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8. My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise
It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!

 First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 

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9. Do Others Think You’re Woo-Woo Weird? 3 Steps to Own Your Sparkly Shit!
Are you uncomfy coming out of the “crystal closet“?

Afraid others will think you’re weird, not get you or think that you’re just totally out to lunch?

“What is all this sage burning, crystal collecting, essential oil rubbing wacko-ness?”

I get it. It’s hard when everyone around you is not doing the same thing.

And they don’t really get it.

Story Time!

This 1 time I went to the doctor’s office & had my doc probing around with her stethoscope to check my heartbeat and had to explain to her what those hard lumps were protruding from my bra. She had a complete & total poker face while I told her that “those were my crystal companions for the day’s energies that I wanted to infuse into my electromagnetic field”.

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10. Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!
It’s Experiment Time! 

You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

Keep reading here:

Which one’s your favorite Crystal Hottie?  Which 2016 blog post did you vibe with the most?  I’d love to hear it from you in the comments below! 

Crystal Blessings!

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My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!


First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 
My favorite crystal right now is Papagoite, and I just finally got a hold of some.:D

This is a difficult mineral to find, much like Ajoite.  You may have heard me go on and on about Ajoite being very difficult to find in a recent blog post, They both come from the same area; the Messina mine in South Africa, but Papagoite is even more rare than Ajoite!

I’ve just recently got two pieces;  one had a very little little bit of the Papagoite tell-tale color in it (bright blue) and the other piece has a little too with a bit more color saturation.

This blue is really hard to describe. It’s very vibrant. It’s less green than Ajoite and the top one in the above pic actually has a phantom within.

Phantoms allow you to move you to the next level…deeper levels of meditation, for example. Phantoms are a natural phenomenon that I teach more about in my Advanced Crystal Masters course + I also created this blog + video about phantom crystals quite some time ago over here. (be forewarned…that’s some really old content from me!)
Rings Please
Then I have my favorite jewelry at the moment.  Yup, in the vid I’m wearing a lot of different jewelry!  Some bracelets made of coral, some carnelian…but my favorites right now are my tiger’s eye ringsI really love these rings.

The one on my pointer finger I just found on clearance in a store for just 5 bucks!  Sparkle Score!!!

And my other tiger’s eye ring (on my ring finger) I had made by an artist on Etsy who unfortunately no longer has her shop or I’d tell you where to get it. 🙁

They’re both Big & Chunky….just like I like ’em.

Aromatherapy Scentsation (+ crystals of course)

Next fav is an essential oil blend called Terrashield made by doTERRA.

BTW, I don’t endorse any particular essential oil brand. I just look for high quality 100% pure essential oils, preferably organic, sustainably crafted & fair trade. 

So, Terrashield is a bug repellent blend and right now, where I live, there’s a lot of little bugs called “no-see-‘ums”.  They’re worse than mosquitoes with their bite that hurt instantly!  A couple of days later you get little welts too. Lovely.

I like to use this Terrashield blend.  It’s really really effective for keeping them at bay. Then I use a little Amethyst along with it; a great insect repelling combo!

I also like to get those little bottles of gemstone chips, you know, the ones that nobody ever knows what to do with?  Well, they’re great for putting a few chips into your essential oil so you can create a special little crystal-infused blend.
Crystal Hottie

My next favorite is actually a Crystal Hottie. ? She’s one of our Facebook commenters & she also happens to be one of our Certified Crystal Healers…and she’s always coming over to my Facebook page and leaving lovely beautiful comments. She’s really active on there…the wonderful Terry Hicks CCH!

Whooohoo! Terry, you’re one of my favorites right now because you always leave such joyful, wonderful, positive comments on page that I am so grateful to receive.

If I’m ever not feeling right in some way, I go over to my Facebook page and I’m sure to see a comment from you & they’re always so sweet, lovely & uplifting, so thank you for that!♥
Mermaid Mojo

Then we have my new mermaid stamp.  Yes, I know, nothing to do with crystals! 

I found this mermaid beauty in a local crafty shop.  It was kind of pricey @ $9.50 but it’s the cutest thing ever!  And, I’ve been stamping this thing all over the freakin’ place.

It’s kind of big and obnoxious for a stamp but she is a mermaid…so it’s totally OK! ?


Remember the old school telephone?  Those of you in my courses know that I harp on and on about getting zapped by electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic fields,  and how we can use crystals to mitigate that

…but you know what?

Your cell phones are probably the worst culprit that you’re most susceptible to…really really bad to keep up to your ear all the time. Really.
Don’t use your cell phones for long conversations.  You just don’t want that shizzle right up near your head for long periods of time.
Best to minimize use with them as much as you can. 

If you do have to have a long conversation on your mobile you can use something like this old school looking receiver and you plug it right into your cell phone! Takes care of that problem.

It comes in a variety of fun color options.  My brother actually gave mine to me. Thoughtful guy!

When I’m at home I have a landline,  so I don’t use my cell phone for any at-home telephone convos. But if you do…if you think you’re going to need to use your cell phone for a long period of time this is a great solution. By using this little sucker, you can keep the cell phone away from your head, at a safer distance.  Not safe, but safer. 
Kind of like safe sex there is no such thing as safe sex, there’s safer sex.  😉

Again nothing to do with crystals…just a favorite.
Crystal Bio-Belt
Back to the crystals. I’ve talked about this in a video before but it’s still a favorite and I’ve been using it a lot lately so I have to tell you about it again.

It’s the bio-belt made by the same company that makes bio-mat but they stopped making them for a while.  So I have mine and people would ask me where I got it and I couldn’t refer them anywhere b/c they weren’t making them at the time. 

But now, they are back at it and offering it again!

This is a belt filled with gem stones of all different kinds of crystals.  Unlike the bio-mat which is all amethyst, the bio-belt has all kinds of different crystals and you get to wrap it around you like a belt. 

You do need to plug it in & initially need to be near an outlet when using this.  But then…you can unplug & just get up and walk around after it’s heated up. However, I’ll often use it when I’m sitting at my desk. 

And, once again, addressing those electromagnetic fields…they’ve taken care of that b/c the bio-belt has a special electromagnetic frequency mitigator that makes it so that the electromagnetic frequencies are harmless to you. Yup, very cool! 

It also has a little controller attached to it so you can change the temp or turn the power off completely & continue to receive the gemmy benefits. Yep, after it’s heated up for like five minutes you can turn it off and its stays warm for up to an hour later.

I absolutely love this thing because it’s portable, allowing you to get stuff done while you’re still getting the crystal healing treatment from the vibrational frequencies of the crystals….and you’re not required to lie down…unless you want to.

Silica Gel

And the last favorite thing I want to talk about today is Silica Gel.  There are different brands, so you want to go ahead and check the reviews & make sure it’s one that you’d like to use. 

This is 1 kind that I use…

and then there’s also another one that I like from Earth Shift products here…

Yes, it’s the same type of silica that quartz crystals are made of: silicon dioxide!. 🙂

I take this internally & use it many smoothie & gem elixir recipes. 

In 1 tablespoon you get 420 milligrams of silica!  I like to take this mineral supplement daily, one tablespoon daily.

The reason I like taking this is because all your cell walls are made of silica and it’s been noted in scientific studies that people who have higher levels of silica actually stave off lots of different dis-eases. Check it out for yourself!

Silica directly helps with:

  • connective tissue
  • hair
  • skin
  • nails

***Now I want to hear from you please***

In the comments below can you please tell me: 

Should I do videos like this every once in a while?  A little more often?  How sparkly are my Current Favorites? Did I really go too far off track with stuff that was unrelated to crystals, listed too many, do you want to hear more about that kind of stuff?  Or should we just keep it to crystals only? 

Please let me know! Thank you!

Crystal Blessings,