When you go out to the "New Age" shops are you a bit overwhelmed by the choice and variety of crystals to choose from? Confused about their properties? The logic behind why they work is as follows: Gemstones carry vibrational rates and when you place them on your body, the frequency rates of your psyche are changed. The effects are supposedly either indirect and cumulatively potent over the long term, or very direct and repeatable in shorter time frames. Here is a short list of commonly available crystals and what they should enhance for you, just to get you started! AGATE - balances body, intellect and emotions, inborn talents and perception AMAZONITE - activates creative expression; removes energy blocks; soothes nervous system AMETHYST - conducts peaceful energy; aids intuition; encourages freedom from addictions AVENTURINE - releases anxiety and fear; boosts tranquility; promotes decisiveness and leadership skills CHRYSOCOLLA - promotes inner strength in stressful situations; purifies home environment; soothes female ills CITRINE - stimulates openness; helps solve problems; boosts lightheartedness, joy and cheerfulness COPPER - increases alertness and sexual balance; stabilizes and balances blood flow; detoxifies FLUORITE - stabilizes chaos; promotes loving detachment; strengthens bones/teeth; heals many disorders HEMATITE - energizes and revitalizes; attunes the mind; positively affects bloodstream JASPER - nurturing, protects against negativity; promotes healing to kidney, liver, spleen, bladder MALACHITE - clarifies emotions; facilitates insights; removes obstructions; represents fidelity and loyalty OBSIDIAN - focuses inner vision on right course of action; absorbs and transforms negativity PYRITE - promotes harmony and positive outlook; enhances memory and digestion QUARTZ CRYSTAL - amplifies thought forms; promotes clear thinking; aids restful sleep; enhances patience ROSE QUARTZ - heals the heart and emotional wounds; promotes forgiveness and compassion SODALITE - purifies the body; relieves insomnia; helps recognition/ expression of truth TIGER EYE - grounds and centers; stimulates wealth; brings awareness of one's needs When you have selected a crystal it is generally recommended that you carry it on your person in order to activate and thus feel its effects. The more you handle your crystal the more likely it will offer its qualities for your assistance and benefit. There are a wide variety of methods for cleansing your crystals, from salt to sunshine baths. Some people simply like to collect them. I use some of mine as wish stones for my clients during readings. Enjoy some experimenting with crystals, as faith in, and optimism about their value certainly can't hurt! `°º¤,ô¿ô,¤º°``°º¤,ô¿ô,¤º°``°º¤,ô¿ô,¤º°``°º¤,ô¿ô,¤º°``°º¤,ô¿ô,¤º°` ... Trivial Tidbit ... So What is a Blue Moon? Two Full Moons in one month make for once in a Blue Moon. We are not having any Blue Moons this year but the experts say that year 2001 will have an official "Blue Moon" in November. Your geographic location can make a difference to your experience of a Blue Moon. Depending on your longitude you may go through a date change prior to other locations which means the full moon is at the first of your new month and falls at the end of the preceding month somewhere else. The "blue" one is always the 2nd full moon in the same month. The regular full moons of each month all have their own individual names as follows: Moon after Yule, Wolf Moon, Lenten Moon, Egg Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hay Moon, Grain Moon, Fruit Moon, Harvest Moon, Hunters' Moon and Moon Before Yule. Historically the Blue Moon was considered unlucky and a real nuisance when it occurred at various times of the year and upset scheduling of church festivals. In love songs the Blue Moon is often a symbol of sadness and loneliness. The first appearance in print of this expression goes back to the time of Shakespeare, when some folks felt that sometimes the moon visually appeared blue in the sky. Although the expression dates all that way back, it has only recently come to mean the second Full Moon in one month. Blue Moon seems to be a truly modern piece of folklore, old folklore it is not, but real folklore it is.
Atham-Z's booklet "How to Develop Your Psychic Skills - for the Novice and the Professional" is now available by clicking here.
© AthamZ 2000