Top 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2018

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Today I’ve got the Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2018 for you! I’ve listed out and linked to the most popular blogs right here to end the year with a bang!   Maybe you’ve read some of these…but then again maybe you’ve missed a few and want to check them out!  Let’s dive in.
Crystal Blog Posts
1.  10 Must-Have Crystals
This crystal blog post and all about my top 10 must-have crystals.

Whether you’re a beginner or you’re intermediate or advanced, just check in and see if you have these in your collection. Maybe you are missing one or two?

These might not necessarily be the easiest crystals to get because I don’t always feel like the easiest crystals to get are going to be the most effective for what we’re trying to achieve in our must-have crystal collection. Maybe it’s time to evolve your collection or upgrade your collection a little bit. Most of them are relatively easy to find, but a slight departure from the usual beginners list.

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2.  🔮Crystals 💎 for Anxiety 😬 and Stress
I get asked about this a lot.  What Crystals are best for Anxiety and Stress?

Oftentimes, worry and stress about the future is what can lead to anxiety, but some of us have an anxiety disorder. Maybe we don’t even know what we’re worrying or stressing about, it’s just this anxiety takes hold of us. I feel like it’s a side effect of living in today’s society. How w we lead our lives today is not the best … it’s the latest, but it’s not the greatest, right?

I’ve got five crystals I’d like to talk to you about that are wonderful for inviting in the vibrations we want to get us past anxiety.

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3.  Empath Everyday Survival Guide: Crystals + Secrets for Sensitive Souls
I’m so excited to bring this to you, because I recently did a poll on YouTube, asking what you guys wanted to hear about most and the topic crystals to help Empaths was high on the list.

We’re going to cover Empath Everyday Survival Guide, (but if you’re brand new to crystals you might be interested in reading this first).  This blog is all about crystals and secrets for sensitive souls. The goal is to avoid emotional hangovers, exhaustion, and sensory overload. Plus you can grab my Free Recipe for Negativity Neutralizer Spray.

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4.  How to Use a Pendulum
Something I’m often asked about is how to properly use a crystal pendulum.

Well, we’re in luck because that’s what this blog post is all about.

I’ve also put together a free download of 10 common Crystal Pendulums for you as a quick reference! I’ve even included some examples of when you might want to reach for those making it the perfect guide for when you’re unsure which pendulum to use in certain situations.

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5.  New Crystals Fakes, Misrepresentations and Frauds to Watch Out For
Well, I think we’re a bit overdue for another “fakes” blog post to add to my series.

Now, on my annual trips to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show I get to view a lot of what’s hot on the market and also spot some of these fakes first-hand. I also like to attend some of the lectures they have at the Convention Center so I can stay up-to-the-minute and knowledgeable about what’s going on in the mineral world. Last year I audited a lecture on Fake Minerals.

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And, if you like this blog topic, you might want to read my most recent blog post outing more crystal fakes.
6.  How to Neutralize Negative Energy with Crystals
What can you do when you’re stuck in a situation that feels or you’re perceiving as negative, and you want to transmute that feeling- from an energetic standpoint? You know… because that negative-energy-downward-spiral can be pretty powerful!

Do you desire to have some simple tools to combat its effects?

You know I always turn to crystals for stuff like this!

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7.  Amp Up Your Voltage: Crystals to Support the Lymphatic System
As we move through our days, it’s easy to just mindlessly keep going, moving fast on autopilot.

But we may want to start paying attention and slow down long enough to take time to read the signs.

You know, the messages that we receive again and again to slow down… and lately I’ve received many signs to stop and give some TLC to my lymphatic system; in particular the need to encourage Lymphatic Drainage.

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8.  Sacred Geometry | The Sacred Language of Crystals
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? 

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9.  Let’s make DIY Crystal 💎🔮 Infused Vibrational Perfumes
These sorts of perfumes are great because they’re:

  • holistic
  • all-natural
  • non-toxic (actually helping your body to detox and get healthier if you’re using the right kind of essential oils in them!)
  • while also gently entraining your vibrational frequency

And, you’re gonna fall in love ♥ with how EASY this is!

So, let’s dive into creating our own High Vibrational Crystal Infused Essential Oil Perfume!

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10.  3 Things You Want to Know Before You Start Working with Crystals
Are you new to working with crystals?

I’m going to share three things you want to know before you start working with crystals.

Because you want to avoid pitfalls, right? When you get started on this crystal path, you want to avoid wasting time and energy.

Why reinvent the wheel? I made a lot of mistakes when first starting out with crystals. I’ve worked through a lot of stuff and I can save you a lot of time and energy in that area, and save money which is a big one with these three things.

Keep reading here:


I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this year-in-review of my top crystal blog posts of 2018.  Have you read them all? Which one is your absolute favorite?  Tell me in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

How to Use a Pendulum

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Something I’m often asked about is how to properly use a crystal pendulum.

Well, we’re in luck because that’s what today’s blog post is all about.

Once again, I have a super old (CLASSIC) YouTube video on how to use a pendulum which I think I did it back in 2009… pretty embarrassing. I’m not even going to link to it!  (If you want to see that sucker you’re gonna have to dig it out yourself). It’s almost ten years old. Is that even possible, a ten-year-old YouTube video? 

I’ve been wanting to update that pendulum video for some time… and add some other little anecdotes and bits of info into this new version because I feel kind of weird referring people back to the old videos when I used to do them with my head cut off!

See, I wasn’t recognizable in the video. All you saw were my hands because, at that time, I was a Science Department Head, taught science classes in the second largest school district in the US, and I really wasn’t allowed to talk about crystal healing openly at the time.

Now I am. 😀

Have been for a while.

And so I wanted to redo that video with my face actually in it.
The Power of a Pendulum
I first learned about the power of a pendulum one day in 1993 while watching an episode of Oprah. I was home from college, in between shifts at my waitressing job and I happened to catch this episode of Oprah.  That’s where I first learned about Deepak Chopra and he was explaining to her and then blowing her mind, teaching her how to use a very simple pendulum.

After that show I proceeded to make my own pendulum that I used for a very long time, using a dog tag collar chain and a washer.

I still have it to this day (as you see in the video).

Now, you certainly don’t need to get a fancy Crystal pendulum. It doesn’t even need to involve a crystal at all as you witnessed.

However, having a crystal pendulum (and you can choose different crystals depending on what the intention for that pendulum is), gives us a support and a tool to hone in on what it is that we’re trying to do or achieve. Since crystals hold different light frequencies, they actually can entrain different energies depending on the crystal that we use in our pendulum.  For instance, an amethyst pendulum would be great for enhancing intuitive and psychic abilities.

There’s a whole range of options available these days.  There are very simple pendulums that are just a chain and crystal and then there are more elaborate pendulums.

The one I show you in the video is white agate bob with sterling silver chain, a bit of suede, rainforest jasper and a nice feather for the fob. So you can go elaborate, you can go simple… or you can go with really simple as I showed you. Whether you choose simple or elaborate is totally up to you. It’s all about your preference and it really doesn’t make a difference as far as the types of information that you are going to receive.

You might be interested to know that the part of the pendulum that you hold is known as of the “fob” and the part that bob ups and down is known as “bob”. Makes sense.

Before we get started, I want to recommend that you steady your elbow on something stable when you’re ready to ask the question.  Over the years, I’ve found for myself and my students, that it’s much easier to not shake and have better control steadying your elbow if you rest it on something stable.  I demonstrate that for you in the video.
Asking the Question
When you ask your pendulum a question, you want to make sure that it’s not worded as an open-ended question. Rather you want to phrase it as a Yes or No question.

For example, “Where did I leave my car keys?” is not going to work well with a pendulum.

You can rephrase it by continually asking (kind of like a hot and cold game), “Are my car keys in the house? Are my car keys in the living room? Are my car keys near the couch?” And you can get a Yes or No for each of the questions and use the pendulum to help you locate the car keys (or whatever it is that you have lost). Pendulums can be quite effective for that kind of work. You’ll see!

Of course, when you’re getting your answers from the pendulum, it’s not actually the pendulum that holds the answers.  I hate to burst any bubbles, but it doesn’t have special all-knowing magical abilities inside of it.
The pendulum is a tool and a support that allows you to tap into your higher self… which already holds the answers.
Yes, No, Maybe So
You’ll want to start by figuring out the Yes or No directions for your pendulum.

This allows you to figure out the personality of your pendulum. Every pendulum is unique. The Yes signal for one pendulum may be completely different from the Yes signal on a different pendulum.

So, to start:

  • Concentrate on the task at hand, take some deep breaths
  • Make sure you’re calm, not talking or animating with your hands all over the place. Steady your pendulum
  • Get it really still and then you want to ask it something that you know the answer to

For instance, when I made the video, I was really hungry. (As is often the case.)  So, I asked my pendulum about that (knowing the answer was yes).  It’s like my truth question. I tested the pendulum asking:  “Am I hungry now?” And then watched it closely. It was nodding back and forth towards me and away from me, so I determined the direction of that swing is my pendulum’s “Yes”.


Therefore, the opposite, perpendicular swing is going to be the “No”; when it’s going to my right and to my left (as seen in the video).

Now, if your pendulum ever becomes unreliable (as is known to happen from blue moon to blue moon), well you’re going to need to cleanse it and possibly you might end up having to switch pendulums if cleansing doesn’t do the trick for you.
Release Attachment
It’s also very important when using a crystal pendulum to not be too attached to the outcome of the question.

If you really, really want a Yes then you’re probably not the one who should be asking the questions. It’s best to ask a friend or someone else to use the pendulum in that case for you; someone else who’s not attached to the answer to that question.

Doing this removes any energetic bonding or influence.
So Many Uses
Now, you can use a pendulum to:

  • Get the answers to yes or no questions
  • Balance your chakras. That’s something we go deep into in my Certified Crystal Healer Course
  • Select which crystals to include in a crystal grid
  • You can even use it to help you shop for crystals when you’re selecting which crystals should go home with you

I hope you’ve enjoyed this newly updated pendulum video!  Do you have a favorite pendulum that you work with all the time?  How do you prefer to use it?  Is it elaborate or simple?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings!

More Crystal Goodness!

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Today I have a couple more lovely crystal discoveries that I think you’re gonna simply LOVE!!♥

Just watch…

Here’s the link to my crystal book recommendations I make reference to in the video.
Here’s the stuffs I mentioned in the video…
1. A great book…

2. And a spectacular pendulum!

from Crowning Elements

Once again, I’d love to hear from you! In the spirit of throwing some GLITTER-LOVE around…what are some new & unique crystal products you’ve come across lately? Share it with our Crystal Hottie Community in the comments below. Yes, this week…again… in this post I am encouraging LINKS GALORE! Go right ahead.

…also, please let me know if you’d like to see more Crystal-Related Review Videos in the comments below.

Sparkle On, Hottie!

Now, I would love to hear from you! In the spirit of spreading the love around…what are some new & unique crystal products you’ve come across lately? Share it with our Crystal Hottie Community in the comments below. Yes, this week in this post I am encouraging LINKS GALORE! Go right ahead.

…Also, please let me know if you’d like to see more Crystal-Related Review Videos in the comments below.

Mucho Crystal Blessings!

– See more at:, I would love to hear from you! In the spirit of spreading the love around…what are some new & unique crystal products you’ve come across lately? Share it with our Crystal Hottie Community in the comments below. Yes, this week in this post I am encouraging LINKS GALORE! Go right ahead.


…Also, please let me know if you’d like to see more Crystal-Related Review Videos in the comments below.


Mucho Crystal Blessings!


From time to time I love to share all the lovely crystal discoveries I come across. So, in the next couple weeks, I’ll be sharing a bit of stumbled-upon-sparkliness that I thought you might like.

Sometimes I do that by sharing it with my Crystalline Cohorts in my courses or…if the timing is just right, I get to share about them in a video. 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!

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Ten Crystal Blog Posts ~ Hidden Gems

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I know you don’t read every single blog post I put out.

Perhaps you’ve missed quite a few or maybe you’re totally new ’round here. So, I made a list here of some crystal blog posts that were quite popular or were spurred by frequently asked questions. Some of these posts also may have gotten buried (especially when I was churning them out quicker than people could read them) but might really ring your bell.

Check ’em out:

  • Will my crystals still be powerful if they faded in the sunlight?
  • 8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • Can you prepare foods &/or medicines using crystals & stones?
  • Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief
  • What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
  • Charging Crystals Under the Moon
  • How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything
  • 4 Crystals to Improve Dream Recall
  • Crystal Myths Debunked
  • 4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
  • I hope you found a hidden gem there among the bunch!

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!