Black Tourmaline Healing Properties, Correspondences and Meanings

One stone that’s always on the top of my list is Black Tourmaline. By the way — if you want to check out my Top 10 Must-Have Crystal List, head over here.

So, today I’m giving you the lo-down on all things Black Tourmaline.

Let’s go!

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Black Tourmaline Properties

The large pieces pictured above, are really good quality pieces of black tourmaline, for instance: Chunky, hefty, smooth.

Of course, you don’t have to have this kind of quality (which is very difficult to find anymore). The lower quality type embodies the SAME energy.

Just so you know, many black tourmaline mines have been closed. Specifically, a large mine in China, where my high-quality specimens came out of.  So, the A-grade is no longer readily available. And if you do find it, it’s going to have a price tag to reflect its rarity!

The common type that you’re seeing out there these days is more spindly; more splintery and friable (in the same way of some kyanite is, if you’re familiar with that raw stone), meaning they’re more brittle, but… they work just as effectively!

Often times, […]

2019-12-16T12:56:29-05:0040 Comments

Amethyst Healing Properties, Correspondences + Meanings

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Let’s talk about Amethyst healing properties, correspondences, and meanings.

This is going to be a really comprehensive geological & a metaphysical conversation about probably every kind of amethyst you can think of, every kind you’ve heard of, including everything I know about amethyst.

Question of the Day:

Was Amethyst your first crystal? Yes or no?

Please go ahead and answer this in the comments at the bottom of this page.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a really popular mineral because we all love the beautiful, striking purple color, right?

For many of us, it’s usually our very first crystal or what attracts us to the crystal realm.

Amethyst is really just the purple variety of quartz. I’ll explain what makes it different than clear quartz below.

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Spiritually Enhancing

Amethyst is spiritually enhancing, that’s another reason why so many of us love it and it’s a favorite. It’s also spiritually protective as well, so that’s a property of amethyst that’s very important.

If you need to be or want to be spiritually protected or physically protected for various reasons or you just […]

2019-08-12T19:54:09-04:0041 Comments

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

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 […]

2017-11-02T01:08:16-04:0016 Comments

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? 

Crystals

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 […]

2017-04-17T13:04:43-04:0053 Comments