crystals/stones grouped by use

Crystals for Healing

Agate / Amethyst / Aqua Aura / Aventurine / Azurite / Bloodstone / Calcite / Chrysoprase / Cornelian / Fluorite / Haematite / Iron Pyrite / Jasper / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Quartz (Clear) / Sodalite / Sugilite / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Strength

Agate / Amber / Bloodstone / Blue John / Diamond / Kyanite / Scapolite / Unakite

Crystals for Love

Agate / Amber / Aquamarine / Beryl / Chrysocolla / Chrysoprase / Diopside / Garnet / Lapis Lazuli / Malachite / Moonstone / Quartz (Rose) / Rhodochrosite / Sapphire / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Protection

Agate / Amber / Blue Coral / Carnelian / Citrine / Jasper / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Leucite / Malachite / Obsidian / Onyx / Peridot / Quartz / Ruby / Sapphire / Sulphur / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Luck

Amber / Aventurine / Jet / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Psychism

Amethyst / Aquamarine / Aventurine / Azurite / Calcite / Carnelian / Citrine / Emerald / Geode / Jet / Lapis Lazuli / Quartz  / Sugilite / Tigers Eye / Turquoise

Crystals for Peace

Amethyst / Aquamarine / Aventurine / Calcite / Carnelian / Chrysocolla / Malachite / Obsidian / Sodalite / Tourmaline

Crystals for Happiness/Optimism

Amethyst / Dolomite / Goldstone / Malachite / Quartz (Rose)

Crystals for Divination

Azurite / Haematite / Jet / Obsidian / Tigers Eye

Crystals for Wisdom

Chrysocolla / Hornblende / Lapis Lazuli / Sodalite / Sugilite

Crystals for Wealth

Aventurine / Bloodstone / Calcite / Lapis Lazuli / Peridot / Ruby / Tigers Eye / Tourmaline / Turquoise

Crystals for Clarity

Amazonite / Tiger Iron / Zircon

Crystals for Meditation

Azurite / Celestite / Dioptase / Eilat Stone / Fluorite / Larimar / Moss Agate / Quartz (Snow) / Serpentine / Sodalite / Thulite / Variscite / Wollastonite

Crystals for Friendship

Chrysoprase / Jade / Rhodochrosite / Turquoise / Vanadinite / Verdite

Crystals for Confidence

Astrophyllite / Bloodstone / Cerrusite / Corundum / Danburite / Sodalite /Spessartine / Tourmaline

Crystals for Imagination

Franklinite / Hickoryite



India, Mughal, late 17th - early 18th century

Cornelian, incised; jade setting, inlaid with gold and inset with stones, possibly emeralds and rubies

This amulet is inscribed with one of the most famous verses from the Qur’an (2:255): “God there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His Throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-high, the All-glorious.”

anonymous asked:

Please can I have some advice regarding a flower that would make a good symbol for a coven of vampires? It would be great if it was the kind of thing they could have in their lapels or something. Also thank you for this blog! My sister used some of your posts to help her pick her wedding bouquet, you're a massive help ❤

Hey Nonny!

Most of these should easily fit in a lapel, I hope your vampires can find something they identify with on the list.

  • amaranth (globe) - immortality, hope in misery, unfading love, unchangeable
  • bleeding hearts - no meaning
  • blue bottle/cornflower - delicacy
  • cape merigold (small) - omen
  • cherry (cornelian) - durability, duration
  • circaea - spell
  • daphne - glory, immortality
  • dittany - birth, childbirth
  • enchanter’s nightshade - spell, fascination, witchcraft, sorcery
  • euphorbia - persistence
  • glory flower - glorious beauty
  • heath - solitude
  • ice plant - your looks freeze me, rejected addresses, frigidity
  • imperial montague - power
  • jasmine (yellow) - grace and elegance
  • lilac (white) - youth, youthful innocence
  • lobelia - arrogance, malevolence
  • lucerne - life
  • peach - your qualities, like your charms are unequalled
  • plum (wild) - independence
  • polyanthus - pride of riches, confidence
  • polyanthus (lilac) - confidence
  • poppy (scarlet) - fantastic extravagance
  • ranunculus - I am dazzled by your charms, you are radiant with charms
  • rock rose - safety
  • rose acacia - elegance
  • rose (austrian) - thou are all that is lovely
  • rose (coral) - desire
  • rose (purple) - enchantment
  • tuberose - dangerous pleasure, voluptuousness, le plus loin le plus cher

It’s really very nice that your sister found our blog helpful, I’d just like to use this opportunity to point out that this blog is meant to offer writing advice and should be viewed accordingly.

- Mod Jana


Maurice’s accusations that Gaston refute. I love this scene because we can easilly see the Cornelian dilemna for Lefou. It’s a new step for Gaston toward the madness. Le Capitaine/Héros Gaston disappear to let place to a manipulativ and envious men.

Poor Maurice,Agathe and Lefou during this scene.

(But that grab chin between Gafou it’s the end of me)

Copyright: Disney

How quiet the garden is;
no breeze ruffles the Cornelian cherry.
Summer has come.

How quiet it is
now that life has triumphed. The rough

pillars of the sycamores
support the immobile
shelves of the foliage,

the lawn beneath
lush, iridescent—

And in the middle of the sky,
the immodest god.

Things are, he says. They are, they do not change;
response does not change.

How hushed it is, the stage
as well as the audience; it seems
breathing is an intrusion.

He must be very close,
the grass is shadowless.

How quiet it is, how silent,
like an afternoon in Pompeii.

—  From “A Summer Garden” by Louise Gluck

44 Days of Witchery: Day Two

A myth or story for folklore.

Hekate and her Plants

Hekate is the goddess of witches, mother of the witch Circe and aunt of the witch Medea. Many witches work with Hekate, and while I don’t personally, I do find her to be an amazing source of inspiration when it comes to plants. You could say plants are a passion of mine, especially the poisonous ones that Hekate herself is so fond of. Truly, her garden would have been quite a sight to behold!

Concerning her garden, the Orphic Songs of the Argonauts says:

There is a grove in the innermost room of the enclosure,
Where lush green wood ascends with shadowy tips,
Laurel trees and cornelian cherry and slender platanos aloft.
There are also many herbs in this place, arching over the deep roots;
Klymenos, complete with the noble asfoldelos, and adiantos,
Aristereon, most tender of plants, and kypeiros with thyron,
Kyklaminos, like the violet, and erysimon, complete with hormion,
Stoichas, then paionia, surrounded by thickets of polyknemon.
Then polion, mandragoras also, and pale diktamnon,
Krokoa with sweet scent, and kardamom, next to kemos,
Smilax, dark poppy, and low chamaemelon,
Panakes and alkeja, with karpason and akoniton …
And many others more poisonous rose up from the ground.

According to translations in Rätsch’s sections of the book Witchcraft Medicine, these historical plants of the Witch Goddess included Aconite (Monkshood), Mandrakes, Belladonna, Black Nightshade, Juniper, Dittany of Crete, and Lavender, to name a few. A garden filled both with healing herbs and deadly poisons (which of course in trained hands and at low enough doses can still be used as powerful healing herbs). He also makes the connection of Henbane being connected with her. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in working with plants, by the way.

I began growing a lot of these historical witching plants (especially the deadly ones and the Solanaceae family plants) a year ago, so when I bought this book a few months back and read about Hekate’s garden I was instantly a fan her for her wortcunning and brilliantly wide selection of plants.