disease flu

My immune system as an incompetent army:

Me **catches minor viral infection**

“Oh no something’s wrong! We’re freaking out!”

Chill out its a cold, just attack the virus and we’ll be fine

“We’re not trained for this! Better just bomb EVERYTHING to be sure!!”

No please don’t do that it’s totally unnecessary


Still thinking about Ryder being sick and Jaal fretting over her. Like I mentioned before, human diseases like the flu or a head cold are completely unknown to him. Seeing Ryder suffering utterly breaks his heart. He’s never seen her so weak, too weak to get out of bed. He tries to talk to her, but all Ryder can do is moan in her sleep as she’s burning with fever. Jaal calls his mothers who recognize the dire tone in his voice. “It’s Ryder, mother. She is ill…I fear she might be dying.” However over dramatic it may seem, Lexi doesn’t make light of the situation. She understands how deeply the angara feel towards their loved ones, especially when they’re in pain or suffering. All Lexi can do is tell Jaal that Ryder will be alright. She even lets him feel useful in keeping on eye on her temperature, and giving her fluids and food if she can handle it. I like to think that all the females on the ship find it utterly sweet seeing Jaal be so attentive to Ryder’s needs, teasing Liam he should be taking notes.

The Signs as Luke Skywalker's Gay Ass™ Wardrobe
  • Aries: Gay Ass™ Tank Top in a living work out video feat. Little Green Troll. AKA modeling for a porno.
  • Taurus: Gay Ass™ PONCHO that's 110% a piece of junk, only to impress his bf. AKA the gayest piece of clothing in existence.
  • Gemini: Gay Ass™ Cloak Sash over ROTJ replica, fully equipped with your own badass Jedi Scavenger gal (complete with a stick and a bloodthirsty need to kick emo ass) AKA the outfit that has yet to be rocked.
  • Cancer: Gay Ass™ Sick Robe, perfect for all diseases like Corellian flu, getting mauled by a Wampa, and losing a hand. AKA i'm totally wearing nothing underneath this thin piece of fabric, how are you?
  • Leo: Gay Ass™ moisture farmboy who just wants to go to tosche station and pick up some "power converters". AKA the original gay smol who stares at the sunsets and broods about the sand.
  • Virgo: Gay Ass™ Hood for when you just want to hide away on an island for who knows how fucking long because your motherfucking goth nephew screwed shit over. Razor not included for sudden beard. AKA the "shock" of TFA.
  • Libra: Gay Ass™ Gucci Black Leather inherited from his mother, equipped with leather boots and a no-shit Jedi pout, be ready for the cameras. AKA the super Extra flippy jumps for the bae and the evil dad (who doesn't understand that this is not a phase).
  • Scorpio: Gay Ass™ Goggles and a fuzzy vest to keep you warm and snuggled as you're slowly picked apart by Wampa claws. AKA the ploy to get the bae to notice you for once.
  • Sagittarius: Gay Ass™ Jacket that's more yellow than a fucking lemon and was totally borrowed from that sexy Corellian that he totally doesn't like at all. AKA the outfit you wear to your wedding cause you don't make enough money to get a wedding dress.
  • Capricorn: Gay Ass™ Uniform that the Alliance designed specifically to be as straight as a curvy line and so orange that their enemies are blinded in battle. AKA the unsubtle coming out of Rogue Squadron.
  • Aquarius: Gay Ass™ Stormtrooper uniform that is too tight in certain places and too big for smols. AKA the perfect opportunity to flip luxurious golden locks when removing the helmet you can't see out of.
  • Pisces: Gay Ass™ Fatigues that you ruin in under three seconds and use to fight your salty old man. AKA blood sweat and tears taken literally.

you know what i’m excited about wrt global warming?

all the ancient bacteria and viruses waking up intact in the permafrost.

i’m so excited. it’s gonna be an amazing time to be a public health/infectious disease person.

1918 flu? plague? whatever else is waiting? ancient microscopic cthulhus slowly stirring?

like being part of a fascist dystopia has been a dull and traumatising bummer so far but THIS!! this i can get into

Folks, I have some news.

Sorry for being AWOL. It’s been a hard few days. I fainted last Tuesday and face planted from quite a height. I have massive black eyes and broke teeth etc. I have concussion and I’m off work.

At the same time, I got the flu and got my period. I ended up on a nebuliser Sunday night for my lungs because I couldn’t breathe.

I’m a delight.

Anyway, I’m gonna post my black eye photo shortly but I just wanted to apologise for the lack of attention I’ve been giving this blog. I miss you all a lot and hope to be back amongst it soon.

H xx

McKirk Drabble

@mccoymostly take care honey, take your rest and I hope you get some sleep! Without further ado, here’s a little something I hope will make you feel a bit better at least temporarily… Love you lots! <3

When the door to his quarters swish open the lights are on.

Dimmed, perhaps, but on.

Jim frowns slightly, a tiny bud of hope blooming in his chest that he knows he shouldn’t feel. Yes, Leonard’s been busy and yes, he’s missed sleeping next to his boyfriend. Missed his warmth, his voice, waking up in the morning tangled together. The bed hair, the grumpiness.

He’s missed Bones.

But he knows as well that with four of the nursing staff out and some sort of flu-like-disease going around the ship Leonard’s been busy.

Barely-time-to-eat busy.

Can’t-talk-Jim-I’m-sorry busy.

Doesn’t-come-to-bed busy.

But now, now the lights are on and Jim’s heart is leaping in his chest because maybe, finally, he can just be with Bones. Just feel his presence in their shared rooms. Hear his breathing as he sleeps.

When he sees Leonard half sitting, half hanging on the couch he can’t help but smile.

He’s pale, there’s bags under his eyes and weariness is written all over him even in his sleep but at least he’s here.

But he’s also in an awfully awkward position. On the couch. In his clothes.

Jim huffs to himself, shakes his head with an affectionate laugh and makes his way over.

He squats down in front of the couch and brings a hand up, cupping Leonard’s cheek in the palm of his hand. “Bones,” he whispers.

A soft mumble which might be a “go away” is all the reply he gets.

“Bones,” he says, and leans up to press a kiss against Leonard’s brow. “Bones, you got to go to bed.”

“’m sleeping.” Leonard turns his head into Jim’s touch.

Jim’s heart swells at the action and oh, how much he loves this man. Which is also why he needs to get him to a bed because kinks in necks are not fun.

“It’s just a few steps, babe.” He murmurs and kisses Leonard’s brow again. “I can’t hold you when you sleep when you’re on the couch.”

It’s like the promise of cuddling motivates Leonard to at least open his eyes.

“Hi there,” Jim smiles.

“Bed,” is all Leonard replies, demands.

Jim chuckles.

By the time Leonard’s on the bed and Jim’s removed his shoes and clothes – sans underwear and black undershirt – Leonard’s almost asleep again already.

For a moment Jim stands next to the bed and just watches Leonard, a soft smile on his lips and love in his eyes. Then, he removes his own pants and shirt and slides into the bed, quickly gathering a now sleeping Leonard in his arms.

“Jim,” Leonard murmurs in his sleep, body leaning into Jim’s and arms winding around his waist.

Jim lets out a shuddering, happy breath. He presses a kiss against Leonard’s brow and when he whispers “lights five percent,” he can’t help but feel like all is right in the world again.

Prayers answered; Loki x sick reader

This request came off of my Wattpad and there’s not really any warnings unless you dont like to read about any sickness like flu or just the common cold. Don’t worry there’s nothing mentioned about serious diseases just minor flu so no need to worry. 


Great. This is just freakin great.  I knew I shouldn’t have gotten near (bff’s/n) when she said she had the flu at school last week, now I’ve got it.  And the worst part of it all is that next week is finals week and I can barely study with my head feeling like it’s being pounded by a drum, and my stomach twisting and churning like a tidal wave during a hurricane, and to top it all off no matter what I eat, I always end up—upchucking it.

Currently now both of my parents are at work leaving me alone in the house laying on my bed feeling absolutely miserable.

“God why did I have to get sick now? I should be studying for my finals, if I don’t pass (least favorite class) final I’ll get an F for the entire year, and I’ve barely been good at it as it is. I wish someone would come down and help cure this flu for me, I’ve gotta study”.  I soon turn to my dresser and took the medicine that my mom left for me to take at around 9 which it was now according to my clock. I poured the disgusting liquid into the measuring cup and quickly downed it into my mouth and swallowed it then shuddered and tried to fight off the urge to throw-up.

I then fell backwards against my fluffy pillows and prayed silently to myself.

“If anyone can hear me, please make this flu go away. I can’t take this anymore. Please, please, please, please—help me”. Soon I fell asleep due to the drowsiness that the medicine says that could cause the patient who drinks it.

Next thing I knew, I felt a cool cloth softly dabbing my sweaty warm face. I moaned quietly and croaked out.

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AGATE:  Agate brings about calm and wellbeing as well as being known to bring about good luck and financial wealth. It is a good choice of stone for I.B.S., stomach upsets and digestive issues. It is also thought to be good for stress and anxiety due to its calming influence and helps with insomnia and prevention of nightmares. It is also good for depression and is thought to increase fertility.

AMAZONITE:  Amazonite is a green or blue-green stone and is known to dispel negative energies. It is thought to be good for calcium deficiency, pregnancy, eczema, infant colic, muscle cramps and makes an excellent worry stone. It opens both the heart and throat chakra’s to enhance communication on all levels. A gemstone of trust.  Amazonite teaches one how to trust oneself and others, especially for those who have suffered a betrayal or let down.  It soothes the nervous system strengthens the eyes, relieves stomach disorders and headaches.

AMBER:  Amber is a golden colour resin often with insects or vegetation trapped inside.  It absorbs negative energies and transmutes them into positive.  It is a natural antibiotic and so is a good stone for infections.  It is also good at absorbing pain, a powerful supporter during pregnancy, relieving arthritis, stress and anxiety.  It is also thought to be useful for I.B.S., stomach cramps and relieving the stress of ulcers.  Amber is also good for an overall cleansing of the chakras.

AMETHYST:  Amethyst is a violet to dark purple stone which helps develop your psychic abilities. A variety of Quartz, it is known as one of the master healers and would be a good choice for anyone with asthma, addictions, headaches, hearing problems, phobias, miscarriage, and menopause or pre-menstrual tension.  It promotes restful sleep and is also a good choice for stress and anxiety.  An excellent crystal for those suffering from grief.

AMETRINE:  Ametrine is a blend of Amethyst and Citrine which becomes a fast acting healing crystal.  This is a good choice of stone for psychic attack and is thought to protect during astral travel.  It is recommended for stress and chronic fatigue syndrome.  It is also useful for boosting the immune system and attracts money when carried with you.  It is a stone that calms the mind so is a good choice for meditation.

ANGELITE:  Angelite is a pale blue stone which helps you communicate with other people as well as your own guides and angels.  It is said to be good for throat infections, stress and anxiety as well as aiding with panic attacks.  This soothing stone repairs tissue and blood vessels and is very calming on the mind.  Angelite helps you to be more compassionate about others and accept what you cannot change with a good heart.

APACHE TEAR:  Apache Tear is a form of Black Obsidian, but is much gentler as it brings up negativity at a much slower rate, enabling it to be transmuted and released.  It is a highly protective stone and is known to strengthen the aura.  It is a good stone for grief and promotes forgiveness.  It is also thought to relieve leg cramps. It is a useful stone for emotional loss and is recommended for any kind of bereavement.

APATITE:  Apatite is the stone of inspiration & manifestation.  It helps to develop psychic abilities and deepens meditation.  It is a good choice of stone for motivation, raising energy levels, arthritis & helps calcium absorption.  It also helps to suppress hunger and raises metabolism so is thought to aid weight loss.  Blue Apatite encourages a strong spiritual awareness and facilitates communication on all levels.

AQUA AURA:  Aqua Aura is a combination of Clear Quartz and Gold.  The two combine together to create this wonderful blue stone.  It is an excellent stone for activating the throat chakra, depression, anxiety, releasing anger, cools fevers and soothes stress.  It has a very high vibrational energy and is a very potent stone that can activate other crystals in healing layouts.  It also releases negative energies from the aura whilst promoting calm.

AQUAMARINE:  Aquamarine is a pale blue. It is thought to be good for oedema, pre-eclampsia, stomach upsets, and all disorders of the throat. It calms nervous tension so is a good choice for stress relief.  Enhances communication skills on all levels.  Aquamarine can be used as a tonic following any kind of illness and is said to improve eyesight.

ATLANTISITE:  Atlantisite is a great stone for the heart chakra promoting a secure and safe feeling within.  It establishes a feeling of peace and tranquillity removing all negative feelings and energies.  It is thought to be good for diabetes, kidney issues, cramps, mood swings and children with ADHD and the repair of hernias.  It is useful for those who wish to retrieve the ancient wisdom of past lives in Atlantis.

AVENTURINE:  Aventurine is a warm green gentle healing crystal that stimulates psychic perception. It is recommended for hypotension, allergies, eczema and all skin conditions, sinusitis, stammers, nausea, headaches and fevers.  Brings relief to tired gritty eyes.   Aventurine is very calming and is like a comfort blanket when you need to feel secure and loved.  It is positively a stone of financial wealth and also absorbs electromagnetic smog from mobile phones.

AZURITE:  Azurite is a beautiful deep blue stone that twinkles. Awakens your psychic abilities and intuition for one’s own spiritual growth. It is good for hypotension, cancer prevention, arthritis, allergies, pregnancy, eczema, sinusitis, nausea, headaches and fevers.  Azurite stimulates memory and aids communication with your spirit guides making it a good stone to retrieve information whilst journeying about past lives.  Enhances all musical gifts.


BLOODSTONE:  Bloodstone is a deep green stone with small red patches.  It grounds and protects and is associated with the root chakra.  It is good for poor circulation, Lupus Disease, colds, flu, M.E., throat and bladder infections.  It is said to be the stone of courage and is thought to be good for stress and anxiety.  It is a stone thought to be helpful in the treatment of leukaemia as it removes toxins from the blood.  Ancient times saw this stone as being one to banish evil.

BLUE CORAL: Blue coral is a lovely bubbly blue gemstone.  It will stimulate and activate the throat chakra so will be a good stone to enhance communication.  It is said to be good for the throat, thyroid, liver and reproductive systems.  It is also said to be useful for the spine and protects against depression and despondency. Blue coral encourages diplomatic behaviour and calms the mind so would be a good choice for meditation.

BLUE HOWLITE: Blue Howlite is an excellent stone for meditation as it is particularly calming.  It is thought to be good for insomnia, pregnancy, absorbing anger, stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  It is sometimes referred to as the stone of friendship as it is thought to both attract new friends and keep established friendships in harmony.  A good choice for dental care, oral hygiene and calcium absorption.

BLUE LACE AGATE:  Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue and white healing crystal which aids psychic communication and helps to reduce quarrels.  It is good for cooling throat infections, soothing skin irritations, calms eczema, reduces infant colic and is thought to relieve neck ache.  Blue Lace Agate brings calm and understanding to any emotional issue.  It is also thought to heal bone fractures and increase thyroid function.  An excellent choice for children.

BOJI STONES:  The Boji Stone is best used in pairs of one male and one femaile.  The Boji Stone is an alive living stone which balances and aligns the energy field.  They are good at moving the energy through the subtle boy into the physical body.  The Boji Stone recharges the aura filling it with positive energy and will also balance and re-align the chakras.  When placed on the body, they can remove pain from the physical body.  They are excellent for increasing both long and short term memory.  Boji stones are one of the most effective grounding stones and offer a high level of protection.  A pair of Boji Stones is an investment in your own physical and mental wellbeing.

BRECCIATED JASPER:  Brecciated Jasper is a mixture of Jasper and Hematite and is believed to be a very powerful balancing stone. It is good for vertigo, upset stomachs, hangovers, gall bladder and is a good grounding stone.  This is a stone to keep both your feet on the ground by improving concentration and mental clarity.  Brecciated Jasper draws stress away from the head so is a good stone for tension headaches.


CALCITE:  Calcite comes in a variety of colours – aqua, blue, honey, green, mangano, optical, orange and red.  Rich in calcium, Calcite brings balance to the nervous system, while strengthening bone structure and the immune system.  It is said to be helpful for the treatment of stress and anxiety, I.B.S., eczema and warts.  It also improves memory and concentration.  Calcite is thought to increase your intuition and encourages astral travel during meditation.  Calcite encourages growth in small children and is also recommended for hyperactivity (A.D.H.D.).

CALCITE:  Mangano Calcite is a pink stone and is often referred to as the ‘Reiki Stone’ as it has a gentle but powerful energy and is frequently used in energy healing. It is a calming stone that eases and heals the heart chakra.  It heals the inner child and past physical and emotional abuse. It is said to be good for insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, forgiveness and anger. This is a lovely stone for a child’s bedroom.

CARNELIAN:  Carnelian is an energising vibrant gem of courage, confidence and success.  It is thought to be good for arthritis, lifting depression, boosting fertility, giving energy boosts during the birth, alleviates period and back pains, M.E., rheumatism and fear.  It is said to remove the fear of death so is of use for anyone with a terminal illness.  It is also good for boosting your energy levels.  This stone also overcomes impotence and frigidity.

CATS EYE (CRYSOBERYL):  Cats Eye is a lovely stone which comes in a variety of colours.  It is said to be the bringer of good fortune and good luck promoting happiness to the wearer.  It also promotes optimism and forgiveness balancing emotional issues whilst at the same time boosting the self-esteem.  It is a natural protective stone and is good for the eyes, kidneys and leukaemia.  Cats Eye also increases energy levels and aids recovery following illness.

CAVANSITE:  Cavansite stimulates psychic awareness and develops your own intuition.  It is a good stone to connect with your guides so is particularly useful when linked to a pendulum and used during healing work.  It is thought to activate on the throat chakra and removes negative thought patterns.  Cavansite gives you courage to speak your truth and helps you de-clutter your life.  It is good for diabetes and stress related illnesses.

CELESTITE:  Celestite is a lovely pale blue stone.  It is said to connect you to all aspects of the celestial and angelic realms making it a good choice for angelic meditations.  Celestite removes fear and negative thought patterns bringing only peace and calm to the wearer.  It is an excellent stone for purifying the aura and balancing the chakras. It is useful in treatment of throat infections, emotional issues, eye conditions and depression.

CHALCEDONY:  Chalcedony attracts psychic connections, so is a great stone for healing and meditation. Chalcedony also absorbs negative thought patterns and then dissipates them. It is good for encouraging lactation in breast feeding mothers, aids baby bonding and promotes maternal instincts.  It is also thought to be helpful for the gall bladder, keeps nightmares at bay and improves circulation.  It also promotes self-belief through reflective thought.

CHERRY QUARTZ:  Cherry Quartz enhances psychic communication. It is a good choice for I.B.S. M.E., Lupus Syndrome, improving concentration, improving memory recall and encouraging decision making.  It is thought to keep colds and flu away during the cooler months. It is a stone that can heal emotional hurt and dissipates anger held within.  It works on balancing the immune system for optimum protection.

CHIASTOLITE:  Chiastolite is a very powerful protective stone which dispels negative thought patterns. This stone removes fear giving you strength to face reality.  It is a good choice for problem solving and encouraging change.  It is thought to remove guilt, lower fevers and help with rheumatism.  It is said to stimulate lactation in breast feeding mothers.  It is also a good stone to reduce acidity in the body and is thought to alleviate heartburn.

CHRYSOCOLLA:  Chrysocolla is the stone of harmony.  It can be used to purify an environment or remove negativity from a person.  It helps ease fear, anxiety and removes guilt. It can help to reduce inflammation, of the joints, muscles and organs. It is good for asthma, T.B., arthritis, muscle cramps, general infection, tonsillitis, hypertension, pneumonia and tension headaches. It is also a good protective stone to use during pregnancy as well as helping with symptoms of pre-eclampsia.  A superb stone that links into the consciousness of Gaia - Earth healing energy.

CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE:  The Chrysanthemum Stone helps you to enjoy the here and now facilitating change in a gentle way.  This stone encourages you to bloom becoming more self-confident and self-sufficient. Chrysanthemum is thought to be good for self-esteem, emotional hurt, stability and self-development. It is a stone which eliminates resentment and animosity allowing you to once again love those around you, and in return will attract love in your direction.  It is a stone which exudes calm and confidence and is a very gentle stone to carry around with you.

CHRYSOPRASE:   Chrysoprase is a green healing crystal that encourages free speech.  It is an excellent fertility booster.  It is also good for restless leg syndrome, endometriosis, claustrophobia, nightmares and O.C.D.  Chrysoprase is the stone of hope bringing new levels of optimism to the wearer.  It is also said to increase the absorbing of Vitamin C which in turn encourages the absorption of iron into the body, making it helpful in the treatment of anaemia.

CITRINE:  Citrine is a form of Quartz and is a lovely golden yellow colour.  Rich in iron and golden healing light.  Citrine is energising and invigorating, and is known as the “Sunshine or Happy Stone”.  Citrine aids with all disorders of the pancreas and digestive system, thyroid issues, bladder infections, diabetes and the female menopause.  Promotes courage, confidence, moderation, joy, fun and hope.  Citrine has the ability to absorb, transmute, dissipate and ground negative energy making it an excellent choice to protect your environment.

CLEAR QUARTZ:  Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer and can really be used for any condition.  It is a good crystal for meditation and strengthening spiritual connection.  It is especially good for avoiding colds and flu during those winter months.  It is also thought to be good for Lupus disease, M.E., concentration and decision making so would make a great study aid.  Clear Quartz is an energy amplifier and raises your spiritual connection and attunes you to your spiritual purpose.

CRAZY LACE AGATE:  Crazy Lace Agate is a delightful stone which is thought to absorb emotional heartache and pain.  It is also thought to improve stamina and energy levels.  It is thought to attract abundance into your life by allowing you to let go of old thought patterns of unworthiness.  Wear or carry this stone following an emotional loss of any kind.  This stone should be cleansed frequently and re-charged in the sun or moonlight.


DALMATIAN JASPER:  Dalmatian Jasper encourages loyalty and so is beneficial for long term relationships.  It aids in psychic development and is a supreme nurturer.  It is good for depression, protection from nightmares, I.B.S., thrush, cystitis, stomach issues, constipation and gall bladder problems.  It is a stone thought to produce tissue regeneration and so would be a good choice for anti-aging.  Dalmatian Jasper also provides a calming effect on animals.

DANBURITE:  Danburite is a gentle pink coloured crystal which is a highly charged healing stone which is thought to be good for allergies and all chronic conditions.  It detoxifies the body and is useful to treat the gallbladder and the liver.  Danburite enhances dreams and facilitates deep change when required allowing you to leave the past behind.  It is a stone to aid the transition between the physical and spirit world providing healing at the level of the soul.

DUMORTIERITE:  Dumortierite encourages clairvoyance and clairaudience.  It is good for concentration, sinusitis, kidney infections, back pain, asthma, colds and flu.  Dumortierite is a good stone for study as it helps you retain large volumes of information in a short time span. This stone is a good choice for those working or studying mathematics, linguistics or art, connecting the intuitive aspect of life to the physical mental ability.  A superb stone for patience.

DIOPTASE:  Dioptase is a beautiful deep emerald green stone.  A very powerful and supportive heart stone, it increases spirituality and inner strength.  If one has suffered pain and betrayal in the past it stimulates forgiveness and helps in the process of healing the emotional wounds.  It helps those who suffer from migraines and headaches, regulates blood-pressure, overcomes addictions and stress, and calms the central nervous system. It keeps muscles strong and controls the blood circulation.  It makes the reproductive system smooth and firm and controls the pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms.


EMERALD:  Emerald is the stone of recovery.  It is said to aid recovery after illnesses and promote self-belief.  Good for sinusitis, pneumonia, spinal issues such as disc protrusions. Also good for diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, malignant cancers and rheumatism. Emerald is also thought to be useful in the treatment of fertility; however it is best not to wear it on a regular basis as it can stimulate negative thought patterns.


FIRE AGATE:  Fire Agate is a good grounding stone which will support and comfort you during troubled times. It builds a protective shield around the aura and reflects harmful energy back to its source.  It is thought to enhance sexual drive and removes fears and insecurities.  Good choice for addictive tendencies as it removes destructive desires.  Good stone for the menopause as it reduces hot flushes and is also good for treating stomach tension and eye issues.

FLUORITE:  Fluorite comes in a variety of colours – golden, indigo, lavender/green.  Fluorite aids communication with the higher realms.  Strengthens bones and teeth.  It helps with concentration so makes a great study aid.  Boosts the immune system - it is good for sinusitis, kidney infections, back pain, asthma, colds and flu. It is a good stone for cleansing the aura and stops mindless chatter during meditation.  This is a good stone to combat confusion, dizziness and can alleviate symptoms of vertigo.  This is a good stone to have when you need courage to face the future.

FUCHSITE:  Fuchsite is a beautiful green soothing stone.  A gem of self-reflection and compassion.  It promotes flexibility, calms nervous energy, anger and tantrums.  Aid with disorders of the heart, immune system and circulation, promotes restful sleep.

FULGARITE:  Fulgarite is formed when lightning strikes sand.  This gem promotes massive shifts in attitude and awareness.  Ideal for those who feel stuck in a rut or who are aware of repeating the same mistake over and over again.  Highly energising and inspiring.


GARNET:  Garnet is an excellent grounding stone.  Rich in iron and magnesium, this crystal aids with disorders of the blood and relieves muscle cramps whilst promoting regeneration at the cellular level.  It is also good for thyroid, poor circulation, infertility, lactose intolerance, depression and IBS.  It is said to boost energy levels and is a good stone for manifestation and cosmic ordering.  It provides a stable connection between the physical and etheric nervous systems.  Garnet stimulates the movement of one’s Kundalini.  It is also the stone of love and romance.

GOLDSTONE:  Goldstone promotes optimism and personal growth and is sometimes thought of as The Stone of Ambition.  It reduces stomach tension, and is good for reducing anxiety and stress.  Goldstone attracts good business practice and is thought to attract financial wealth.  It is a stone recommended for easing constipation; it is also thought to be good for arthritis and for increasing energy levels.

GOLDEN HEALER: Golden Healers are one of the master healing crystals.  They promote healing on all levels bringing pure love and joy to the holder.  This stone helps you access the golden rays which are the highest vibrational light the body can receive and sustain.  It is an excellent stone for the treatment of cancers, IBS and stomach issues.  It is also recommended for the release of blockages in the body and removing negativity from the aura.

GYPSUM SATIN SPAR:  Gypsum is an excellent tool for cutting cords and cleanser of one’s own auric field and home environment.  A soft, serene healing energy of empathy, understanding and spiritual growth.  Links one with Grandmother Moon and teaches one how to receive with ease.


HEMATITE:  Hematite is a powerful grounding and protective energy – this gem provides a good deflective shield against negativity.  It is exceptionally good for anaemia as it stimulates the absorption of iron.  Hematite purifies the bloodstream and increases one’s resistance to stress.  It is also thought to be good for O.C.D., anxiety, leg cramps, Reynaud’s Disease and poor circulation.  It helps you organise the mind so is good for anyone who has to do mathematics. Hematite is also thought to be good for insomnia and spinal alignment and can be used to cool fevers when given as an elixir.

HERKIMER DIAMOND:  Herkimer Diamond is a powerful psychic stimulant promoting clairvoyance and telepathy.  It is said to promote dream recall and is a good stone for past life regression.  It is said to bring people back together when both people carry a crystal each.  It is good for electromagnetic smog, stress, insomnia and strengthening the spine.  It is also good for chronic fatigue and a major stone for encouraging spiritual growth.

HOWLITE:  White Howlite is a good choice for meditation.  It is also good for infant colic, alleviating insomnia, promoting a healthy pregnancy, absorbing anger, relieving stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  White Howlite teaches us to be patient and is also thought to be useful for stimulating memory.  It is said to help one achieve one’s goals promoting optimism for the future and helps you to develop a positive attitude to life.


INFINITE:  Infinite is sometimes called 'The stone of Miracles’ due to its miraculous healing properties.  It is said to be one of the main healer’s stones activating healing on a maximum level.  It is good for any type of chronic pain or joint pain.  It is known as one of the premier healing stones.  It is able to repair holes and splits in the human aura and promotes self-belief. Infinite is also thought to be good for electromagnetic smog.

IOLITE:  Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic work and healing.  It is sometimes known as the Vikings stone.  It opens the 3rd Eye and is good for astral travel and psychic development.  It is said to be good for addictions, fear, memory, insomnia, sore throats and varicose veins.  It is also thought to be a good choice for healing of the eyes.  This is an excellent stone to use for Shamanic Journeying and past life regression.


JADE:  Green Jade a gem of harmony, comfort and support – especially through hormonal changes, i.e. adolescence and menopause (for both sexes).  Aids with muscle function and nervous disorders, while promoting balance within the kidneys and heart.  Gem of manifestation, teaches one how to create the future one desires.  Smooth, loving, comfortable, supportive healing energy.

JASPER:  Golden/Yellow Jasper aids with digestion and disorders of the stomach, pancreas and bowel issues.  It is a very positive stone, making you 'feel better’.  Yellow Jasper stimulates the solar plexus and expels any build up of negative emotions so would be a good stone for nervous tension.  A warm energising stone, promoting friendship, happiness and quiet confidence.  

JASPER: Red Jasper highly protective and energising, Red Jasper is the supreme nurturer and encourages spiritual development at a gentle rate.  Lifts depression while promoting physical strength, excellent choice for those feeling tired or lethargic.  It is also a good grounding stone and can alleviate stress when placed inside your pillow case at night.  It is said to be good for bronchitis, cancer, cystitis, stomach upsets and gall stones. Rich in iron, this gemstone aids with all disorders of the blood and brings balance to the adrenal glands.    Red Jasper helps you to de-clutter your mind and your life allowing you to become more organised in your thoughts and daily life.  Powerful, warm physical healing energy.

JASPER:  Leopard Skin Jasper is a great stone for Shamanic journeying to meet your animal guides and offers protection when travelling between worlds during journeying.  It is thought to be good for protection and will boost energy levels when required.  It is said to be good for activating the self-healing process, protect during childbirth, relieve nervous tension, protect against insect and snake bites.

JASPER:  Snakeskin Jasper was thought to be the stone of invisibility in ancient times offering protection at all times.  It is thought to be good for protection and will boost energy levels when required.  It is said to be good for activating the self-healing process, protect during childbirth, relieve nervous tension, protect against insect and snake bites.  It is a good choice for cleansing a home as it rids the area of negative energies.

JASPER:  Zebra Jasper is a white and black stone which resembles the Zebra.  It is a lovely gemstone and has all the properties of the nurturing Jasper crystal with the added energy of being able to motivate and energize you allowing you to overcome the feeling of apathy.  It is said to provide you with the courage you need to transform your ideas into reality, getting to grips with your problems and allowing you to overcome them to see your idea’s through to completion.

JET:  Jet is a good stone to choose to alleviate menstrual cramps.  It is also thought to be useful for treating migraines, epilepsy and general colds.  Mood swings can be diminished with the help of Jet as well as lifting depression and promoting renewed optimism.  It is thought to bring financial gain and protect business premises.  Jet can also help to develop your psychic awareness and give protection during astral travel.


KUNZITE:  Kunzite is said to help heal broken hearts.  It relieves stress and anger, bringing about peace and harmony.  It removes obstacles to attract new love.  It is a good stone for asthma, chest infections, stress, neuralgia, pneumonia and T.B.  It has a very gentle energy to bring about understanding of others.  This stone also strengthens the physical heart so is good to use following a heart attack.

KYANITE:  Blue – Serves as a bridge between our inner and outer selves, or between two people, enhancing telepathy. Kyanite takes away anger and confusion to bring about tranquillity, loyalty and honesty.  Kyanite does not retain negative energy and can balance all the chakra’s and removes energy blockages.  Kyanite gives protection during meditation and visualization work.  Aids with all disorders of the throat, mouth and lungs.

KYANITE:  Black - Kyanite is a very protective stone and deflects negative energies.  It is associated with the root chakra and makes a wonderful grounding stone.  It is thought to be good for settling the mind and enhances meditative states so would be a good calming stone for stress and anxiety.  Kyanite instantly aligns the chakra system and makes the transition easier between life and the spirit world so is a suitable crystal for birth and death.


LABRADORITE:  Labradorite is considered to be the stone of transformation.  It is good for protecting the aura and spiritual growth as it strengthens the spiritual connection and psychic awareness encouraging you to connect with your intuition.  Promotes balance on all levels, it is good for P.M.T., digestion and gall bladder problems, pre-eclampsia, stress, vertigo, hypertension and gout.  It is also said to be helpful for eye issues, rheumatism and is good for regulating metabolism.  Gifts one an understanding of all things magical.

LAPIS LAZULI:  Lapis Lazuli is a blue healing crystal that promotes psychic ability and protects during astral travel.  Rich in the energies of change, this gem is a powerful aid to all who feel ready to advance.  It is good for asthma, pain relief, migraines, insomnia, hypertension, vertigo, depression, thyroid and Lupus Syndrome.  It is a stone that is said to bond people together so would be a good choice for relationships or wedding gifts.  It is a crystal also said to be good for hearing loss and helps you to utilize your listening skills.

LARIMAR:  Larimar is described as 'The Jewel of the Caribbean’ and originates in the Dominican Republic.  Larimar is the colour of the sea and promotes calm by removing excess energies.  It is a good stone for all throat and lung issues such as asthma, throat and chest infections.  It brings answers from the sea of consciousness and allows us to gain insight into problems.  It is favoured by therapists for strengthening the physical heart following injury or heart attacks.  Very powerful, loving, advanced healing teacher – ideal for Earth healing work.

LEPIDOLITE:  Lepidolite promotes self-love, patience and a knowing that all will turn out for the best in the end.  It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic depression, sciatica, despondency, anger, panic attacks and addictions.  It is a good stone for business as it attracts success.  Lepidolite absorbs electromagnetic pollution and is a good choice to place close to computers.  It is also said to be good for absorbing negativity and increasing psychic awareness.

LODESTONE / MAGNATITE:  Lodestone is also known as Magnetite.  It has powerful magnetic qualities and works with the body’s own bio magnetic field.  This is a good stone to aid recovery following illness and is also beneficial for asthma, inflammation and nose bleeds.  It is a good choice for sports people as it relieves muscular aches and pains and heals muscle injuries.  It is also good for fear, anger, grief and develops your intuition.


MAGNASITE:  Magnasite aids channelling of your spirit guides and encourages mediumship development.  It is a stone that brings peace and calm so is a wonderful choice for meditation.  It brings out our imagination and aids visualisation.   Good choice for anxiety, stress, eczema, IBS, A.D.H.D. and is thought to help strengthen bones and teeth so would be recommended for osteoporosis and arthritis.

MALACHITE:  Malachite is a beautiful rich green colour and teaches us humility.  It is known as 'The Midwives Stone’ as it is said to facilitate birth.  It is good for depression, birth, diabetes, epilepsy, cramp and nausea.  This is a good choice for menstrual cramps, fractures, vertigo and lowers blood pressure when worn around the wrist as a bracelet.  It calms inflammation so reducing painful conditions like rheumatism and arthritis.

MERLINITE:  Merlinite is a truly magical stone which is said to hold the secrets of shamans, magicians and other magic workers to attract magical occurrences into your life. Merlinite can also be used to heal past lives bringing harmony and peace to this lifetime.  It is a good stone for those wanting to develop their intuition and helps to balance the yin yang energies.  Good stone for journeying either in the physical or meditative sense.  It promotes self-love, self-belief and self-forgiveness.

MIDNIGHT LEMURIAN JADE:  This is an amazing stone that links this world to the spiritual realms whilst keeping you grounded at the same time.  This stone is thought to assist in any life transition especially those on their spiritual path as well as accompanying the dying on their journey across to spirit.  It is thought to help people who have had difficulties in the past and draws those towards you with whom you have unfinished business.  It aids recovery from illness and aids in manifesting your desires.

MOLDAVITE:  Moldavite is the ”Star Seed of Transformation”.  This high vibrational, transformational gemstone promotes accelerated change for the better in all who work with it.  An advanced healing teacher.  Moldavite is said to have arrived on our planet from outer space.  It is said to aid learning, communication and bring about new ideas.  There have been reporting’s of wonderful things happening to those who start wearing it.  It is an excellent stone for dream recall and meditation.  It is highly recommend for use by mediums as it allows you to communicate with other dimensions and the spirit world.

MOOKITE:  Mookite is the stone of the here and now.  It can help you accept change as it occurs.  Mookite protects and guards your emotions so is good for anyone who has been emotionally hurt.  It stabilizes health and boosts the immune system.  Mookite is a good stone for depression, building your self-esteem as well as removing fear of the future.  It provides a positive outlook promoting optimism at its highest level.

MOONSTONE:  Moonstone is a milky coloured stone and is the essential female stone.  An emotional balancer, it balances hormones, thus helping P.M.T., menopausal symptoms, birth, oedema, pre-eclampsia and is also useful in preparation for a new pregnancy following miscarriage.  Moonstone will also develop your psychic perception and clairvoyance skills.  It is thought to be useful for mastitis and lactation in breast feeding mothers.

MOSS AGATE:  Moss Agate is a great stone for meditation.  It is also good for birth, colds, flu, thrush, fungal infections, dehydration and cystitis.

MYSTIC TOPAZ:  Mystic Topaz is a very spiritual stone and helps speed up the process between clarifying one’s intent and connecting it with the divine will to manifest your dreams at a much faster rate.  It allows a direct flow of energy opening the inner senses up to healing. It helps one to tell the truth and is frequently known as the 'Stone of Truth’. It also gives confidence to the wearer enabling them to speak their mind more freely.


NEW JADE: New Jade is well known for its pale green colour and is thought to be a very lucky stone.  It not only attracts good luck but also financial wealth.  It is said to be good for childbirth, kidney infections, fertility, hip pain, colic and regulates the physical heart.  It is a good choice to bring harmony back to dysfunctional relationships.  It is a good stone to have following an operation as it is thought to aid the healing process where stitches have been placed in the skin.


OBSIDIAN:  Black Obsidian is known as the wizards’ stone as its shiny surface makes it a good choice for scrying. It is also well known for its fast acting protective energies.  It is good for grief, depression, stress and anxiety. An excellent choice to protect your home from unwanted intruders.  It allows the release of emotional ties of old loves to facilitate moving forward.

OCEAN JASPER:  Ocean Jasper is protective stone which also encourages spiritual development at a gentle rate.  It is also a good grounding stone and can alleviate stress when placed inside your pillow case at night.  It is said to be good for bronchitis, cancer, cystitis, stomach upsets and gall stones.  Ocean Jasper helps you to get the job done with calm enthusiasm.

ONYX:  Black Onyx balances, grounds and protects and is associated with the root chakra.  It is said to be good for grief, gout, stress and anxiety, anaemia, poor circulation, depression and it is thought to reduce sexual desires.  Black Onyx takes away the fear of death and so is a good stone for terminal illness. Black Onyx promotes the ability to make wise decisions and encourages self-control to the wearer.

OPAL:  Opal aids with clairvoyance.  It is good for mood swings, infections and is a good stone for anyone who is diabetic as it balances insulin production.

OPALITE:  Opalite is a white stone with a blue tinge to it when turned to the light.  It is known as 'The Stone of Angels’ and encourages angelic connections.  It is also good for diabetes, mood swings and fights fatigue and infection.  Opalite is also thought to be beneficial for business growth and financial wealth.  It is thought to protect the new-born infant so would be a good choice of gift to welcome a new baby.


PEACOCK ORE:  Peacock ore is known as the stone of joyfulness due to its ability to bring joy and happiness to any moment and allow you to pass these feelings onto others.  It is a potent healing stone which cleanses and balances the chakras.  It is thought to be good for removing negative energy and will remove doubts and fears from the mind.  It increases alkaline in the body and so would be good for stomach issues, ulcers, and stabilises cancers.

PERIDOT:  Peridot teaches us to love each other.  It is good for reducing anger, improving eyesight, asthma, gall bladder, stomach ulcers, I.B.S. and wards of jealousy and resentment towards the wearer.  Peridot is also said to aid birthing by strengthening the labour contractions but alleviating the pain.  It is thought to overcome hypochondria when worn around the neck as a pendant.  Peridot is also useful for dysfunctional relationships.

PHANTOM QUARTZ:   A phantom crystal is when there is a ghost like appearance within the body of a crystal.  It appears as if there is a crystal within a crystal.  Phantom quartz stimulates healing on a higher level.  It is said to connect us with our spirit guides and bring a deeper level of understanding during meditation.  It helps us to recall past life information and raise buried memories to the surface enabling us to deal with them in a positive way.  It encourages clairaudience and is useful for treating hearing loss.

PICASSO JASPER:  Picasso Jasper helps us to find the child within us again.  It reminds us to have a good balance between work and play and helps us to enjoy life.  Picasso Jasper is thought to be a protective stone and is good for absorbing negative energy.  It is good for boosting the immune system and general healing of the body but especially the eyes.

PICTURE JASPER:   Picture Jasper aids psychic development.  It is good for I.B.S., thrush, cystitis, stomach issues and gall bladder.  It is thought to bring up past feelings of hurt, guilt, love, anger and hatred to the surface to enable you to deal with them.  Picture Jasper is a comforting stone which alleviates fear and promotes security.  It is a good stone for children as it boosts the immune system and provides energy boosts as necessary.

PIETERSITE:  Pietersite is a stone that activated a unification of the solar plexus and the third eye.  This combination brings about strength of will power thus increasing the likelihood of achievement.  This is sometimes called the tempest stone as its energy feels like the electricity of a thunder storm.  Good for concentration, decision making and strengthening the aura.  It is a good choice for growth, hypertension, asthma and chronic fatigue.

PINK OPAL:  Pink Opal brings joy and uplifts the mood.  It is an exceptional stone for relieving stress and anxiety.  It encourages you to forget your worries, inhibitions and removes feelings of shame or guilt.  Good for diabetes and skin irritations.  Pink Opal is a good choice for past life regression and dream recall.  It also teaches us to be compassionate to ourselves and others. It is thought to be good for stress and an excellent stone for children who have trouble sleeping.

PREHNITE:  Prehnite is thought to be the crystal to heal the healer and is also the stone of preparation.  Prehnite calms the environment bringing peace and protection.  It is thought to be helpful for decluttering your mind and your life.  Prehnite alleviates nightmares, phobias and deep fears, uncovering and healing the issues that creates them.  Beneficial for hyperactive children, healing the kidneys, shoulders, chest and lungs and is also a good stone to stabilise cancers.

PYRITE:  Iron Pyrite is an excellent choice for blocking unwanted negative energy and pollutants.  This is a very positive stone and gives you a feeling of self-worth stimulating a steady flow of ideas.  It is thought to be good for anxiety, and for those who need to be more assertive in their everyday life.  It improves memory and boosts energy levels helping you to overcome fatigue.  It is thought to be good for asthma, bronchitis and lung infections.


RAINBOW MOONSTONE:  Rainbow Moonstone is said to have the power to grant your wishes so is an excellent stone for manifestation.  It enhances psychic ability and intuition and brings harmony to the wearer.  It is a very calming stone so is good for anyone who is a little stressed.  This stone is also known for its ability to enhance fertility and balance hormones so makes it a good choice for P.M.T. It is also helpful for insomnia and childbirth.

RAINBOW OBSIDIAN: Rainbow Obsidian is a gentle form of obsidian which is just as protective as the Black Obsidian.  It teaches us about our spiritual nature and can cut spiritual cords and connections with past loves or relationships.  Rainbow obsidian will absorb any kind of negative energy and is a great stone for stress relief as it gently releases it from the aura..!!

RED JADE:  Red Jade is considered to be an extremely lucky stone.  It is also the stone of passion and romance.  Red Jade also relieves tension and a gently dissolves to anger.  It is a stone that will create assertiveness in quieter souls diminishing fear and promoting self-belief.  It is a stone for stimulating you into action giving energy boosts as required.  This is also a good choice for anyone with addictions so would be good choice for will power when giving up smoking or during dieting.

RHODOCROSITE:  Rhodochrosite is a lovely pink and white stone and is said to be the stone of love and balance.  Its name comes from the Greek word meaning 'Red Rose’.  It works best on the heart chakra and is said to attract your soul mate into your life.  It is very good at healing emotional, sexual abuse and provides healing for the inner child.  It is also good for eczema and depression and it is said to enhance dreaming.

RHODONITE:  Rhodonite is known as 'The First Aider’.  It is good for emotional and physical shock.  It is also good for IBS, circulation, cystitis, stomach upsets, streptococcal throat infections.  It is good for joint inflammation so would be good for arthritis.  Rhodonite is a good choice for both kidney and gall stones as it helps dissolve them.  It is also recommended for weight loss as it detoxifies the body’s organs so they perform more efficiently.

ROSE QUARTZ:  Rose Quartz is a beautiful pink healing stone and is known as the stone of unconditional love.  It both attracts love to those who carry or wear it and teaches self-love. It is said to be good for asthma, infertility, reducing swelling, hypertension, bruises and sciatica.  Rose Quartz calms and heals the mind, allowing you to let go of worry and fear.  It is good for healing old emotional wounds and prepares you for future love.

RUBY IN FUSCHITE:  Ruby in Fuschite is useful for treating the spleen, adrenal glands and blood circulation and can help to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.  It can assist in aligning the spine and increase the flexibility of muscles. It is said to enhance romance, marriage, integrity, devotion and passion.  It helps in all things related to Love. It also stimulates the mind and emotions.  It can help you “bounce back” after particularly tense or stressful physical or emotional situations.

RUTILATED QUARTZ:  Rutilated Quartz is said to capture the hair of the angels. It attracts inspiration and is good for concentration, boosting the immune system, lifting depression and alleviating symptoms of asthma.  Rutilated Quartz is thought to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth so would be a good choice for alopecia.  It is also thought to be good for the healing of wounds following surgery. Rutilated Quartz also enhances the intuition giving you a sense of knowing.


SAPPHIRES:  Gentle yet strong crystal, reliable and dependable.  Sapphires aid with all disorders of the throat, lungs and mouth.  Rich in deep ancient knowledge, Sapphires are powerful teachers for those who are ready to go deep within The Divine, one’s soul, to travel into galactic consciousness.

SELENITE:  Selenite is a pure white stone which brings clarity of mind and opens the crown chakra.  It is a very calming stone instilling a deep sense of peace and can be used to detach entities from the body.  Selenite heals the spinal column and realigns the spine.  It is a good choice for epilepsy as it guards against fits.  It is also said to be good for enhancing concentration, encouraging study, P.E.T., S.A.D., and reduces stress levels.

SERAPHINITE:  These sacred crystals have been blessed with “Rivers of Light” running through their matrix, giving the appearance of wings.  Opens one to new ways of being.  Deeply joyous and playful, it also awakens one’s inner vision and serves as a gateway to Angelic consciousness.

SERPENTINE:  Serpentine is a powerful healing tool and is known to have the ability to raise the Kundalini energy.  Serpentine is a stone of optimism and positivity.  It allows you to release fears from the past making it easier to look forward to the future.  Serpentine is thought to eliminate parasites and is helpful at balancing blood sugars and diabetes.  It is a good stone for helping with the absorption of calcium making it a good choice for children.

SMOKEY QUARTZ:   Smokey Quartz is a brownish tinged healing crystal and is a fantastic grounding stone.  It is also good for relieving stress, lifting depression, reducing nightmares, preventing headaches, enhancing fertility and absorbs pain.  Smokey Quartz is said to dissolve muscle cramps and strengthen the back muscles.  It is a very positive stone and will promote optimism when worn or placed in an environment in which you live or work.  A very cleansing crystal but it will do it by balancing.

SNOWY QUARTZ:  The feminine form of Rock Crystal – The Master Healer – and possessing all of its qualities and more.  A much softer healing energy.  It is a very calming and soothing stone so is good for stress and anxiety.  It is also good for boosting the immune system so would be good for M.E., Lupus Disease and for keeping colds and flu at bay during the winter months.  Excellent for pregnant women, children and all those seeking a gentle disposition.  Containing the full light spectrum energies, this gem activates all levels of consciousness.  It stills the mind and soothes the emotions.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN:  Snowflake Obsidian wards off negative energies and protects the environment in which it resides.  It is good for stress, poor circulation, depression and fear.  A gem of balance which teaches us how to bring more light into darkness, enhancing our higher self while clearing subconscious blocks from all levels of being.

SODALITE:  Sodalite is a dark blue stone with lighter blue and white markings.  It is said to open the 3rd eye and is an excellent choice of stone for meditation.  It is also good for phobias, panic attacks, M.S., leukaemia, M.E., throat infections, fever and hypertension.  It is thought to be a good stone for removing guilt and fears and blends the logic with the intuition making it a good choice for psychic development.

SPHALERITE:  Rich in zinc, this crystal strengthens the immune system and aids with the absorption of vital nutrients, while restoring balance within the skin.  Highly protective Sphalerite also increases one’s gifts of intuition and discernment.

STRAWBERRY QUARTZ:  Strawberry Quartz is a lovely pink stone which is said to produce a quiet restful energy which makes this a great stone for anyone who has difficulty relaxing or is a workaholic.  The stone is also said to help heal emotional wounds of the past.  Strawberry Quartz is also good for promoting the artistic and creative tendencies within us so is a good choice for designers and those involved with or studying art.

SUGALITE:  Sugalite is often known as the healer’s stone, this is because of its great ability to enhance healing and promote spiritual love.  It is good for removing disappointment and lessons the effects of shock.  It lowers hostility, anger and jealousy.  Sugalite is a good stone for headaches or migraines as it diminishes discomfort.  Sugalite is suggested for the treatment of schizophrenia and paranoia as well as being highly recommended for autism.

SUNSTONE:  Sunstone is the stone of joy and good fortune.  This stone allows the real self to shine through and allows you to say NO when required to do so.  Good for depression, self-empowerment, stimulates the self-healing process, SAD, sore throats, stomach ulcers as well as treating general aches and pains.  Increases self-worth and confidence.  Encourages optimism and enthusiasm.  Creates vitality & positive energy.


TANZANITE:  Tanzanite is one of the most valuable and powerful stimulates that forms a connection between the brow and heart chakra making it a potent stone for psychic perception.  Tanzanite promotes happiness and a relief from worry.  It is a stone that helps you communicate well with others and is recommended for all workaholics as it calms the mind.  It is useful for A.D.H.D. and for people who find it hard to relax.

TIGER EYE:  Tiger Eye is said to have the warmth and strength of the sun inside of it.  It is good for the treatment of stomach ulcers, alleviating indigestion, osteoporosis and hypochondria.  Tiger Eye was traditionally carried as a protective talisman in ancient times against ill-wishers.  It is thought to be good for treatment of tired and itchy eyes and has been found to be useful for the treatment of hayfever.

TIGER EYE:  Blue Tiger Eye is also known as Hawks Eye and is a good choice of stone for issues relating to the eyes.  It is one of the major stones that will activate the 3rd eye during meditation and chakra balancing.  It is thought to be a lucky stone to carry as well as bringing protection against harm.  Blue Tiger Eye is good for stress, temper and anxiety and is thought to slow the metabolism so is a good stone for weight gain.

TIGER EYE:  Red Tiger Eye is a red and brown healing crystal and is said to boost energy levels and speed up metabolism, therefore it is a great stone for anyone who want to lose weight.  Tiger Eye is a great stone for depression and lifting the mood.   Red Tiger Eye is also good for fractures and for improving eye sight.  It is thought to enhance psychic perception and raises the Kundalini energy as well as protecting the aura from negative energies.

TOPAZ:  Blue Topaz is a stone to uplift your emotions.  It directs energy to where it is needed and so aids self-healing.  It is a good stone for anorexia as it can stabilise metabolism. Improves eyesight and promotes confidence.  This stone promotes truth and understanding as well as promoting forgiveness of others.  Helps you to understand your problems and brings about inspiration to enable you to highlight and achieve your goals.

TOURMALINE:  Black Tourmaline protects against electromagnetic smog, radiation and psychic attack.  It disperses tension and anxiety and is good for clearing negative thought patterns, encouraging positive attitudes.  It boosts the immune system and is good for arthritis, dyslexia and provides pain relief.  Black Tourmaline forms a protective shield around the aura so is a good stone for healers or anyone feeling at risk of negative thought patterns.

TOURMALINE QUARTZ:  Tourmaline Quartz protects during astral travel and also attracts good luck.  It is thought to be good for dyslexia, anxiety, arthritis, fear and is a great confidence booster.  Tourmaline Quartz changes negative energy into positive and strengthens the aura against psychic attack.  It is a very good grounding stone and promotes a feeling of self-belief and helps alleviate the need to self-harm.

TOURMALINE: Watermelon Tourmaline is a lovely gentle stone which is green colour which envelopes pink and is known to activate the heart chakra.  It is said to be good for teaching us patience and tactfulness so is a good stone for dysfunctional relationships.  It is thought to be good ford expression, M.S. and stress promoting both love and tenderness to the wearer.

TREE AGATE:  Tree agate is a very calming stone and is thought to be good for IBS, gastric wind, shock and trauma.  It is a good choice for strengthening the aura and repairing faithfulness within a relationship.  Tree Agate is a good choice to place in your garden and is said to aid those with green fingers.

TURQUOISE:  Turquoise is one of the love gems, promoting peace of mind, relaxation, courage, positivity and friendship.  An emotional balancer, it aids with expression of one’s own creativity while enhancing one’s channelling and spiritual energies.  Revitalises the entire body, promoting tissue regeneration.  Aids with all disorders of the lungs, respiratory system and circulation.  It is good for boosting the immune system, absorbing pain, alleviating panic attacks, balancing mood swings, treating M.E. and reducing the likelihood of heartburn.  A soft, gentle yet deep healing energy.


UNAKITE:  Unakite is a green and pink healing stone which is said to assist with psychic development.  It is good for insomnia, pregnancy, absorbing anger, stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  It is also thought to stimulate weight gain so would be useful for anorexia. Meditating with Unakite is useful for past life recall and for calming the mind.  It is said to be good for absorbing electromagnetic smog from electrical equipment.


VERDITE:  Verdite cleanses the blood, removing toxins, and genital disorders.  Increases resistance to infection, soothes allergic conditions.  Can be used to access and assimilate ancient knowledge.  It is an excellent stone to stimulate the movement of the Kundalini.

VESUVIANITE:  Vesuvianite can aid in assimilation of nutrients from intake of food and strengthen enamel on teeth.  It has been used in treatment of diverticulosis.  The perfect stone for newlyweds, business colleagues, friends and acquaintances.  Helps inventors, creativity and intuition.  It stabilises mental thought and helps one to advance on the spiritual path.

VANADANITE:  Vanadanite aids with meditation and aligns the chakras.  Useful in treating breathing difficulties, in particular asthma and congested lung.  Relieves lung cancer symptoms.


WULFENITE:  Wulfenite invigorates and harmonises emotions, passions and appetite. Warming and grounding, this mineral helps us to get in touch with our feelings.  It is also good for warming and healing female reproduction.


ZINCITE:  Zincite instils confidence in your own abilities and strengthens.  It helps one to overcome trauma or shock and is useful in the treatment of phobias.  Improves skin and hair Beneficial for the prostate gland and menopausal symptoms.

ZIRCON:  Zircon is useful to combat insomnia and to deal with self-esteem issues.  It brings emotional stability.  Fights against allergies and poisoning, strengthens the liver, gives strength when one is infected with the HIV virus.  Emotionally protective and brings spiritual knowledge.  Aids during astral projection.  Can break spells and protects against all negative spiritual influences.  Helps one to remember dreams.

ZOISCITE:  Stimulates the root chakra and increases fertility.  It helps to release fears and strengthens the heart and reproductive chakras.

Chapter 2~ The Cataclysmic Quietus

  As time went on, our two protagonists I should say, did nearly everything together. As they grew older, their interests began to form as well as their strong friendship. Stephan took a liking to a system called “The Ragdoll Complex” which is a fancy name of the make up for their being. Ffionn took a shine to sewing and painting still being quite young. They were happy. The happiest of happy one could ever be. 

 Everything was perfect.

 Until one day; something changed.

  It was a cold December evening. 12 years had passed since the young bunny and fox kit met. The house was quiet and calm. All was in an eerie, peaceful state. 

   "Hold still!“ Said Foxy frustratedly as he fixed Stephan’s pose for a portrait. He grasped his golden fur with his paws straightening his arms and tilting his head in a fashion to where it would hit the light just right. Stephan made occasional unapproving grunts as his muscles ached from holding still for such a long time. He slouched his long figure on the old, creaky chair he bestowed upon.

  “Just a few seconds more!” Happily exclaimed the fox as his brush danced across the canvas.

  “Hey, watch it before you get paint on the floor-” said Stephan.

  “Sorry….” Replied Foxy in monotony. He quickly scribbled his signature messily in the corner of the canvas before showing it off proudly to the bunny. Stephan leaned in closely inspecting it squinting his eyes to get a better look. 

  “Hmmmm,” he muttered. Thick strokes of paint covered the canvas making up the illusion of a handsome, young bunny with elegant golden fur. The face was somewhat distorted though along with the proportions being a little unbalanced. “It looks lovely!” He exclaimed. He patted Foxy’s head approvingly before heading upstairs towards his room to work on his studies. 

   Just before turning the doorknob he stopped himself. He needed to check on his parents who were deathly ill, along with some of the others’ parents. He couldn’t quite remember what it was called, but it was a new type of disease that caused flu like symptoms that turned into paralysis. But that was only in a rare percentage. He walked across the hall and placed his hand on the doorknob, cold as death. It clicked and creaked as he turned it. The door screeched open as he walked in.

   The room was silent, taken over by the ticking of a clock.

   Tick, tock, tick, tock 

   Stephan hesitantly walked over to two beds where his parents lay. 

   They were oddly quiet.

   Too quiet.

   "Are you feeling any better dearests..?“ Whispered Stephan. He leaned down a little closer to them but made sure to stay a far enough distance away to make sure not to get it. For they were still highly contagious. He looked down at his mother and stroked her ears softly as he felt a burning sensation grow in his throat. He bit his lip as he held in slight tears emerging. He then turned to his father, who lied almost lifelessly on the bed. It was a depressing sight.

   Seeing that they were seemingly okay for the moment, he turned back around to head towards the door before he felt something brush against his arm. Startled, he jumped and turned to see what it could’ve been. After quickly scanning the room he turned again only to see something horrendous await him. It was his mother; reaching out for him weakly. He quickly leaned down by her side to see what was the matter as she tried to speak. She wasn’t moving as much as she seemingly tried. Stephan panicked with his breath growing erratic.

   "M-mother! Whatever is the matter?” He cried out. There she lied, as still as a statue. Without hesitating, Stephan quickly put his ear to her chest, listening for breathing. Her breath was shallow, growing shorter by the second.

   "MOTHER!!“ He cried. “PLEASE DON’T DIE” Feeling weak, he stumbled to the floor with tears welling in his eyes. He quickly scrambled to his father who seemed to be having the same difficultly. He quickly grabbed him by his shoulders shaking him as if to wake him up. "DON’T LEAVE ME!“ He screamed. His vision blurred as he scrambled back and forth not knowing what to. Frustrated, he slammed his fist on the bedside table knocking a glass of water off. It shattered as he climbed up to his mother holding her face. Tears dripped onto her velvet nightgown as he stared into her tired eyes.

   "Mother…?” He muttered weakly. He climbed over to his father shaking as he choked on tears. “Please…” he exclaimed sitting up. “IT’S JUST A PESKY BUG, YOU CAN PUSH THROUGH!” He picked up the small table and threw it across the room knocking a few paintings over with it. “YOU INIQUITOUS CRETINS!!” He screamed unstably. Being weak, he stumbled to the ground again crying. 

  The world was blurry, smeared like paint on a palette. His throat throbbed and ached. Minutes passed as he cried hysterically to himself as his parents grew weaker and weaker. Sitting up one last time, he walked over to his mother taking her cold hands resting them gently upon her chest. He then walked to his father doing the same. 

   As he began to walk out, he saw his father’s tie resting on a dresser. He had always been fond of it, and walked forward to pick it up. He ran his fingers across the delicate embroidery of the collar and fragile buttons in the shapes of hearts. A slight smile grew on his face as he walked out closing the door gently behind him.

   He walked downstairs heading towards the door to fetch the newspaper for that evening. As he stepped out onto the cold snowy porch, he tiredly bent over to pick it up. While heading back in, the bold headline caught his eye. He angrily tore it in half throwing it on the ground after having read: 

 "Poliomyelitis Sweeps the Nation!“

Benjamin Zephaniah: Why Veganism is the Ultimate Protest Against Animal Exploitation

“Our thinking about non-human animals is very confused, and people who have chosen to live a cruelty free, plant-based lifestyle, are baffled as to why other people have not made the connection. Many of us live with companion animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits. We share our homes with them, consider them members of the family and we grieve when they die. Yet we kill and eat other animals that if you really think about it are no different from the ones we love. This is known as speciesism; a prejudice against members of different species.

Most people don’t question their habit of eating other animals as they have been bought up to believe it is normal behaviour. But causing suffering should never be considered normal. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, humans kill approximately fifty-six billion animals for food each year, and this doesn’t include fish. This quantity can only be achieved by factory farming animals which can lead to diseases such as bird flu, swine flu, BSC and MRSA. Antibiotic microbes are the result of the over use of antibiotics; over half the anti-biotics in the UK are given to farmed animals, not humans, and these diseases can spread to humans… Behind windowless walls, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the horrific reality of factory farms and slaughterhouses, you may think this footage is old, that things are not like this anymore… Wrong. This is exactly what it is like, and what happens to the farmed animals who live outside is not too dissimilar.

Free-range chickens will usually be slaughtered at 8 weeks, and organic at around 12 weeks. People see cattle and sheep grazing in fields and think they’re okay, but they’ll also be sent to slaughter like all animals bred for food. Factory farmed and free range animals are treated as commodities and their individual needs and preferences are not respected. And it’s not just to produce meat; every year millions of farmed calves and chicks die in order to produce milk and eggs. Male chicks don’t produce eggs and are not profitable for meat production; so are killed the day they are born. Laying hens, when their egg production starts to fall, are also killed long before their normal life expectancy. It’s no fun for cows either; in order to produce milk the dairy cow must give birth to a calf. As soon as the calf is born they form a strong bond with their mother, yet within a few days they are usually separated, causing extreme distress. Male calves do not produce milk and are usually shot at birth or sent for veal production, and the female calves join the milk production like their mothers. Three months after the loss of her calf, while still producing milk, she is usually made pregnant again. She is put through this exhausting procedure three or four times, until she too is deemed redundant and killed.

More than 20% of dairy cows sent to slaughter have been found to be pregnant, and the skins from these unborn calves are used to make soft suede. Many people assume that leather is an incidental element of the rearing of animals for meat, its not, it’s used to produce shoes, jackets, wallets, gloves and furniture, and so purchasing leather goods help make the rearing and killing of animals a profitable concern.

Just as we have tried to end sexism, racism and ageism, we can also try to end speciesism. Enjoying a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle is the ultimate protest against animal exploitation; it’s taking action every day to reduce animal suffering and death by decreasing the demand for all animal products. With the mounting evidence; compassion, our health, the environment, water pollution, supporting developing countries, food security, rising population, sustainability, the rainforest, when people ask ‘why are you vegan?’ Perhaps the question should be: ‘Why aren’t you?’ Please… Make the connection.”

Aromatherapy Tip of the Week-Thyme

Thyme essential oil is important natural oil possessing numerous therapeutic properties. This natural oil is extracted by steam distilling the flowering tops of the genus Thymus belonging to the plant family Labiatae or Lamiaceae. Plants possess dissimilar elements that may be roughly categorized into two groups - red thyme and sweet or common thyme. Sweet or common thymes are mainly composed of alcohols, while the red thymes largely contain phenols. Essential oil obtained from red and sweet thymes is entirely different in nature as well as composition. There uses also vary. While sweet or common thyme is used on elderly people and children, caution needs to be exercised while using red thyme owing to its high phenol content.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, so em, seeing as it’s AU week, I was wondering if you might consider writing a short drabble of Clarke and Bellamy finally have that kid they kept talking about in your Love Will Come Through universe? That’s probably a tall order, but I reread it today and I am in love with that whole universe.

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