haematite

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

What to use when in Witchcraft -

Ok so I am gonna say this is my personal reference, its mainly through associations. You might TOTALLY disagree and thats chill!

Its more something to think about and a guideline of what I use myself…

Candle Magic:

Carve a candle when…. the candle represents the target, in sympathetic magic. When, essentially, the candle is a poppet and lighting it is a symbol of destruction or empowerment to the target.

Place something under the candle or before it when… you are doing general candle magic, when the candle represents empowering a wish, idea or concept.

Anoint the candle when… doing work with spirits and gods, when you mark the candle for a special purpose, when doing high magic.

Herbs and plant work:

Use dry herbs when… it is convienent to do so, when the herbs are out of season or when you need to store them in a jar or bottle for a long time.

Use fresh herbs when… the spell is very earth orientated, when doing magic on behalf of another or when the magic is sympathetic so that the herbs represent the target, within kitchen witchery.

Use flowers when… when the spell concerns love and sex, or perhaps fertility and attraction, due to flowers being the reproductive parts of the plant.

Use fruit when when… working with children as a target, or with children practising. When you work with fertility and abundance spells.

Use wood and twigs when… when the spell is for protection or binding, for hardiness.

Burn herbs (recaning/incense) when… you wish to cleanse or banish, or invoke an atmosphere - that being, for divination using herbs that are said to open up your perceptions, when banishing, burning acrid or pungent herbs.

Use oil infusions when… you wish to anoint something, when you wish to mark something permanently.

Use floral waters (rose water etc) when… dealing with spirits and gods, for glamour as it has a long history of being used to beautify.

Crystals:

Use metals (haematite, copper, ores etc..) when… you work in protection, when you do energy work due to the conductive properties of metal.

Use shell, pearl, coral and such when… you work in sea magic, when you work within emotional magic due to the element of water.

Use points when… you wish to direct magic to a target.

Use tumble stones when… you wish the magic to be gentle or manifest at a certain place on the body on a target.

Use geodes when… you work in protection, when you work with glamour aimed to obscure and hide.

Knot magic:

Use cotton when… it is convenient.

Use silk when… doing spells that benefit the target.

Use ribbons when… love spells and wealth spells, as well as confidence and beauty spells. Spells to ensure victory.

Use rope when… doing spells that aim to hurt or weaken the target, binding especially.

Poppets:

Use cloth when… the spell aims to benefit who the poppet represents, use particular care when sewing or cutting, choose colours that are appropriate to them.

Use wax when… you wish to manipulate the target.

Use clay when… wish to create fetches or servitors, when you wish to create permanency.

Use twigs when… you wish to bury or throw the poppet out, when you want the poppet to be easily destroyed by breaking or setting on fire.

Sigils:

Use an alphabet grid or circle when… you wish the sigil to be more random and less attached to you.

Combine the shapes of letters from a sentence… when your sigil is very specific and a short term goal.

Use your own personal symbols when… you want the magic to be connected to you, when it is personal.

Essential Crystal List
This is by no means a complete list, just what I’ve got information on at the moment

I’ve included the gems (grouped by color) followed by their color variants (if no color variant is mentioned refer to category color) and keywords for their healing/magical uses.

Use this for what you want. It originally came up when I was discussing gemsonas with a friend but I’m also a stonecaster wiccan.
 
If you have any questions or want more information please just hit me up! :)

Black and Silver

·         Black Tourmaline
grounding, protecting, realigning

·         Obsidian [black, greenish black, grey or red-brown]
revealing, transforming, cleansing

·         Onyx [Black with white bands, occasionally just black]
calming, distancing, quieting

·         Magnetite (Lodestone when magnetized)
aligning, grounding, directing

·         Jet [black, dark brown]
stability, calm, perspective

·         Meteorite [light grey, green-grey or black]
perception, new horizons, awakening

·         Flint [blue-grey, grey or black]
repair, knowledge, confidence

·         Haematite [metallic grey-black or red]
energizing, empowering, grounding

·         Silver
easing, serenity, flow

·         Smoky Quartz [smoky brown to brown black]
potential, beginnings, stability

·         Tektite [various shades of green, brown, black]
containing, amalgamating, transforming 

Brown

·         Tiger`s Eye [brown, gold]
practicality, sociability, realism

·         Vesuvianite [brown, green, black-green, yellow {rarely blue, purple or               colorless}]
brightness, resolution, perspective

·         Halite [pink, brown, white, yellow, blue]
absorbing, protecting, stabilizing

·         Bronzite [brown, bronze-brown]
security, integration, relaxation

·         Staurolite [dark to light brown, yellow]
focusing, quietening, combining

·         Limonite [grey to brown, yellow-brown or black]
attuning, simplifying, de-cluttering 

Red

·         Garnet [red-brown (Pyrope); red-purple or black-brown (Alamandine);                red-orange (Spessartine); red or green (Grossular); all colors                            (Andradite); dark green (Uvarovite)]
initiating, stimulating, fiery

·         Ruby
positive thinking, nourishing, steadying

·         Zincite [red, orange, acid green]
awakening, revelation, surprise, innovation

·         Iron Quartz [red-brown, orange]
gently energizing, restorative, condensing

·         Jasper [red, brown, yellow, green]
practical, grounding, repairing

·         Spinel [red or brown (rarely blue, green or colorless)]
initiating, focusing, cleansing

Orange

·         Carnelian [orange, red-orange]
releasing, repairing, warming

·         Sunstone [orange-brown-gold with gold flecks]
warmth, self-worth, happiness

·         Aragonite [orange, golden brown, yellow, white]
practicality, self-discipline, centering

·         Copper [orange, orange-red]
anti-inflammatory, smoothing, unifying

Gold and Yellow

·         Citrine Quartz [yellow, golden-brown or orange-brown]
warming, comforting, uplifting

·         Amber [gold, yellow, brown, sometimes green]
enlivening, stimulating, strengthening

·         Pyrite [light brass yellow with a dark tarnish]
activating, cleansing, sparking, clarifying

·         Gold
confidence, creativity, stability

·         Rutilated Quartz [clear with fine strands of yellow or orange-brown                   needle-like inclusions]
impelling,binding, restoring

·         Topaz [orange, yellow, pink, white, blue, grey, green, brown, clear]
assuredness, confidence, relaxation 

·         Calcite [comes in all colors as well as in colorless varieties]
soothing, calming. cooling

·         Mookaite [marbled red and yellow]
safety, practical solutions, smoothing

·         Heliodor [yellow, lemon-yellow, sometimes with a blueish tinge]
refreshing, restoring, clearing, quietening

·         Sulphur [bright yellow, yellow-brown]
cleansing. detoxifying, enlivening

Light Green

·         Peridot [green, yellow-green]
cleansing, freshening, invigorating 

·         Chrysoprase [apple to emerald green]
serenity, harmony, calm

·         Prase (Actinolite Quartz) [medium green to dark green]
support, integration, forces of nature

·         Prehnite [yellow-green, clear]
softening, alleviating, reassuring 

Green

·         Aventurine [green with metallic flecks. Rarely red-brown, blue]
balance, tranquility, stability

·         Emerald [bright green]
calming, cleansing, harmonizing

·         Bloodstone [green with red, brown, or yellow markings]
courage, strength, support, stimulation

·         Chlorite [pale and dark green to black]
opening, sensitizing, revealing

·         Dioptase [deep blue-green]
stimulating, nourishing, expanding

·         Diopside [black, dark green or green (occasionally colorless, yellow or             blue)]
revelation, growth, renewal

·         Epidote [pistachio green, green, brown or black]
gathering, strengthening, practical

·         Jade [green, white, grey, bluish]
belonging, stability, instinct

·         Sphene [yellow-green, green-brown, brown-red]
clarifying, aligning, exploring

·         Serpentine [shades of green, yellow, brown and red]
comforting, flowing, enlightening 

·         Malachite [green with dark green or black concentric bands]
balancing, soothing, detoxifying, absorbent 

·         Moldavite [translucent green, brown-green]
transforming, expanding, amplifying

·         Moss Agate [clear with green and brown inclusions]
feeling of space, optimism, opening 

Turquoise

·         Turquoise [turquoise, turquoise-green, light blue]
strengthens, protects, enhances

·         Aquamarine [almost colorless, pale blue, turquoise]
cooling, clarifying, soothing, lightening 

·         Amazonite [pale turquoise to deep mid-green, with lighter striations]
stimulation, communication, memory

·         Chrysocolla [green and turquoise to light mid-blue]
absorbing, communication, relaxing

·         Larimar [light turquoise, light blue, white]
far horizons, equanimity, acceptance

·         Smithsonite [pink, blue, green, green-blue, grey]
blending, combining, smoothing

Light Blue

·         Blue Lace Agate [bands of blue, white, and grey]
gently cooling, nurturing, comforting

·         Celestite [clear, grey-blue or sky blue]
ethereal, revealing, blissful, uplifting  

·         Blue Quartz [dense mid-blue, grey-blue, lavender-blue]
protection, contentment, communication

·         Angelite [light blue, white, grey, violet]
steadiness, coolness, attentiveness 

·         Apatite [blue, yellow or green]
structure, flexibility, strength

·         Tanzanite [strong blue with pleochroism of red, blue and brown]
enlivening, transmutating, expanding

Dark Blue

·         Sodalite [usually blue with white veining]
meditation, contact, peace

·         Sapphire [blue or violet-blue; many other colors including black, green,             yellow]
protection, understanding, power

·         Lapis Lazuli [deep blues with white and gold flecks]
truth, memory, awareness

·         Azurite [blue to dark blue]
deep release, old memory, integration

·         Dumortierite [light blue to dark blue to violet, usually with dark speckles           and pink and brown areas]
understanding, conciliation, equilibrium

·         Kyanite [usually blue to blue-black, sometimes streaked; also white,                 grey or green]
connecting, friction-less flow, release

·         Preseli Bluestone [blue-grey, blue-green with inclusions]
clarifying, grounding, timeless

Violet

·         Amethyst
integration, spiritual calm, healing

·         Fluorite [purple, blue, green, yellow, clear]
coordination, innovation, inspiration

·         Sugilite [pink, lilac, purple]
integration, sensitivity, spiritual confidence

·         Charoite [violet-purple with white, pink and gold]
calm perspective, flexibility, awareness 

·         Ioite [violet, violet-blue, brown or blue-grey]
clear thinking, decision-making, empathy

·         Purpurite [dark violet to dark red]
contentment, acceptance, focus, calm

Pink

·         Rose Quartz [pink, rose, peach, violet-pink]
love, emotion, release

·         Kunzite [pink, lilac-pink]
love, support, understanding, peace

·         Lepidolite [pink, violet, grey]
fulfillment, security, instinct

·         Morganite
release, simplification, love

·         Rhodonite [pink to dark pink with black or brown areas]
resonance, passion, motivation, communication

·         Rhodocrosite [pink, reddish brown, grey]
self-confidence, ease, empowerment

·         Thulite [pink, red-pink, grey]
exploration, self-assurance, motivation

White

·         Moonstone [pearly white, cream, yellow, blue]
emotional balance, release, empathy, femininity

·         Zeolite [white,, grey-white, yellow, red]
cooperation, variety, innovation

·         Milky Quartz
diffusing, soothing, relaxing

·         Selenite [white, clear (occasionally yellow, brown, red, blue)]
expansion, release, cooling

·         Tourmaline Quartz [white or cloudy with black linear inclusions]
protecting, grounding, strengthening

·         Clear Quartz [transparent, white]
brightening, organizing, amplifying

·         Apophyllite [clear, white, grey, green, pink]
nature, clarity, transcendence 

·         Danburite [colorless, occasionally gold or pink]
brightness, transformation, intuition

·         Diamond [colorless but also blue, green, pink, yellow]
brilliance, alignment, connectivity

·         Ulexite [clear, white]
communication, clarity, visions

·         Zircon [clear, most colors]
revealing, transforming, regulating 

Multicolored

·         Labradorite [grey with iridescence of green, yellow, orange and                       peacock blue]
openness, flexibility, protection

·         Chalcopyrite [brassy yellow (unweathered), blues, pinks, reds, yellows             (weathered)]
protective, cleansing, stimulating 

·         Opal [all colors]
[too many variations]

·         Tourmaline [all colors]
[too many variations]

·         Coral [red, white, pink, gold, blue, black]
community, strength, connectivity

·         Pearl [white, pink, brown, black, blue, green]
sensitivity, tolerance, alignment 

·         Pietersite [black-blue with gold-brown flecks]
stirring, clearing, anchoring 

·         Unakite [pink and green]
perspective, balance, self-worth

kurylen  asked:

That? Used to be a shop. Sold weird stuff. Carpet underlay with wire woven into it for blocking wifi. Dark red "all natural" haematite based paint. Leather jackets covered in studs. Catering sized bags of Himalayan pink salt. Guy who owned it was weird. Jittery. Paranoid. People said he made drugs in his basement with all these weird chemicals. Would explain the multicoloured light show when it all went up in flames. Might explain those odd plants in the ruins too...

Candles colours and correspondences

White

Protective, consecration, cleansing rituals. Heal the whole person, help with spiritual matters and for contact with one’s higher self and angels or spirit guides.
White is a good colour for rites of passage work, especially for birth, marriage and welcoming rituals.
Like silver, white is associated with female energies, lunar rituals and the moon, so a white candle is especially potent on Mondays.
Use with diamonds, clear crystal quartz, zircon and pure white stones, especially those from the sea.
White candles can substitute any other colour.

Silver

Silver is the colour of the moon and the moon goddesses, the Egyptian Isis and the Roman Diana.
It is potent for all forms of divination (especially candle divination), for awakening clairvoyant, telepathic and psychometric abilities, for astral projection and for rituals to invoke female/anima power, intuition and mysticism. It represent dreams, visions and a desire of fulfilment beyond the material world. Silver candles can remove negativity and promote inner stability in times of stress and sorrows.
The best day for silver candle rituals is Monday.
Use with moonstone, haematite, mother of pearl, snow and milky quartz, and rutilated quartz.

Gold

Gold is the colour of the sun and is associated with the solar deities, for example, the Egyptian Ra and the Roman Apollo.
Golden candles are potent for worldly achievement, wealth, recognition and long life. Use them for ambition and money making rituals that requieres substantial return. Gold is also a colour for male/animus purpose.
Candles of this colour are most potent on Sundays.
Use them with amber, golden tiger’s eye, topaz and citrine.

Red

Red is the colour of Mars, the god of war, and so it is the colour of courage, determination, action, energy, sexual passion and potency.
Red candles can be burned to increase the life force, for survival matters, physical health, strength and pleasure, willpower. They can also rouse anger that, if directed positively, can overcome injustice and bring about change. This is therefore a very powerful candle colour, and should be lit for worthy aims only and when you are in a positive frame of mind.
Red is the colour of the element of Fire. It’s energies are male/animus and its candle rituals are best practised on a Tuesday.
Use with red agate, red jasper, obsidian, pyrites and garnets.

Orange

Orange is another solar colour, a colour of fertility, both physical and mental, of creativity and growth, for self esteem and confidence, abundance of all kinds and independence.
Orange candle spells can also be used for career matters where creativity or dealing with people’s need are central. Above all, orange candle rituals are for joy and for the successful integration of all aspects of the personality into a harmonious whole.
Orange contains male/animus energies and its candle rituals are best performed on a Sunday.
Use with amber, orange agate, coral and carnelian.

Yellow

Yellow is the colour associated with Mercury, the Roman winged messenger of the gods. Through his skills and dexterity, he came to rule over commerce and medicine, and also became patron of tricksters and thieves. Yellow candles therefore encourage activity of all kinds, but especially mental exercise.
Use them in rituals where you wish to gain another person’s confidence and approval, or to win someone round in business or intellectual matters, to sharpen logic, improve memory and increase concentration, and for good luck on a journey.
Yellow is also for careers in business, communication or the medias.
As the colour of the ancient element of Air, yellow is associated with male energies. Yellow candle rituals are more potents on a Wednesday.
Use with yellow jasper, topaz, yellow calcite and citrine.

Green

Green is the colour of Venus, goddess of love, and is associated with candle rituals for love and for all matters where emotion, sympathy and empathy are required. It is also the colour of Mother Earth and so is potent for healing, rites involving the natural world, herbs, gardening and tree magic, growth and, by association, the growth of money in prosperity rituals. When green candles are used in rituals for wealth, they tend to encourage a gradual increase in profits or ressources. As the fairy colour, they are also potent for spells for good luck.
Green has female/anima energies, and Friday is the day of the week when green candle rites work best.
Use with jade, malachite, emerald and cat’s eye.

Blue

Blue is the « healing colour » and is associated with Jupiter and other father/sky gods such as the Viking Odin, in their role as law givers and powerful rulers.
In magic, blue can expand the boundaries of possibility, and create confidence and power mingled with altruism and idealism. Burn a blue candle when principles are at stake, to discover the truth and receive guidance, when dealing with officialdom and seeking justice. Blue candles can also be lit for the expansion of mental horizons, for success and the increase of possibility. They also represent the expansion of physical horizons and travel. Above all, blue offers proection and calm in the midst of times of crisis and turmoil.
Blue is the colour of the element of Water and contains male/animus energies. Its day is Thursday.
Use with sodalite, lapis lazuli, sapphire, blue lace agate and turquoise.

Purple

Purple, like blue, is associated with Jupiter, but represent the wise teacher and keeper of hidden, unconscious wisdom.
In magic, purple candle rituals provide a link with higher dimensions and can bring happiness to all who yearn for something beyond the material plane. Purple candles aid meditation, past life work, candle and mirror scrying, and astral travel, and are good for psychic protection and for the prevention of nightmares. Purple candles can also be used for all rituals where the facts are not clear, for matter of secrecy, for healing the spirit and banishing what lies in the past but is still haunting the present, and for remembering departed loved ones.
Purple’s energies are male/animus and the best day for purple candle rituals is Thursday.
Use with amethyst, sugilite, sodalite, peacock’s eye and purple kunzite.

Pink

Pink is a colour associated with Venus, the goddess of love, so pink candle rituals are excellent for matters involving the gentler aspects of love, romance, affection and friendship, the healing of wounded emotions, for quiet sleep and for the mending of quarrels. They can also be used for all family matter, for the rekindling of trust and for new relationships. Pink candle rituals will help to attract new friends and lovers.
Pink is associated with female/anima energies and all female rituals, and its day is Friday.
Use with pink kunzite, rose quartz, tourmaline and coral.

Brown

Brown candles comes under the auspices of Saturn, Old Father Time, the god of fate and the passage of time.
Brown can be used in rituals to locate lost objects, and for anything to do with the home, older people, practical matters and pets. As brown is another colour of Mother Earth, brown candles can act as grounding, balance and protection, giving ideas firm foundations, bringing success through hard work, and for money or material and financial security. Brown is a nurturing colour and is the natural focus of maternal matters, instincts, and acceptance of others with faults and weaknesses.
Brown energies can be male/animus for Saturn or female/anima for Moter Earth, according to the nature of the ritual, these are best performed on Saturdays.
Use with tiger’s eye, fossilized wood, brown and banded agates, and brown jasper.

Grey

Grey Candles are used for all spells to create an aura of invisibility before going into a potentially threatening or confrontational situation, and for smoothing down potential conflict. Grey is also the colour for reaching compromises and erasing negative feelings.
These candles are under the auspices of Jupiter and Saturn, but emit neutral energies and can be used on any day when needed.
Use with smoky quartz, banded grey agate or a grey pebble from the beach.

Black

Many people do not like using black candles because of their associations with black magic. If you feel that these associations are too strong for you, substitute dark blue, dark purple, or brown candles in rituals. However, black candles, which are ruled by Saturn, can be potent in all forms of banishing magic, for leaving behind old sorrows and redundant relationships, for acknowledging grief and for rituals of parting.
In a positive sense, black, like brown, is the colour of acceptance, whether of a restriction or of the frailties of self and others, and so it is a candle colour of forgiveness.
Black is another earth colour, containing both male and female energies. Rituals using these candles are best practised on a saturday.
Use with obsidian, jet or black onyx.

Source: Cassandra Eason, Candle Power

What to use when in Witchcraft

Ok so I am gonna say this is my personal reference, its mainly through associations. You might TOTALLY disagree and thats chill!

Its more something to think about and a guideline of what I use myself…

Candle Magic:

Carve a candle when…. the candle represents the target, in sympathetic magic. When, essentially, the candle is a poppet and lighting it is a symbol of destruction or empowerment to the target.

Place something under the candle or before it when… you are doing general candle magic, when the candle represents empowering a wish, idea or concept.

Anoint the candle when… doing work with spirits and gods, when you mark the candle for a special purpose, when doing high magic.

Herbs and plant work:

Use dry herbs when… it is convienent to do so, when the herbs are out of season or when you need to store them in a jar or bottle for a long time.

Use fresh herbs when… the spell is very earth orientated, when doing magic on behalf of another or when the magic is sympathetic so that the herbs represent the target, within kitchen witchery.

Use flowers when… when the spell concerns love and sex, or perhaps fertility and attraction, due to flowers being the reproductive parts of the plant.

Use fruit when when… working with children as a target, or with children practising. When you work with fertility and abundance spells.

Use wood and twigs when… when the spell is for protection or binding, for hardiness.

Burn herbs (recaning/incense) when… you wish to cleanse or banish, or invoke an atmosphere - that being, for divination using herbs that are said to open up your perceptions, when banishing, burning acrid or pungent herbs.

Use oil infusions when… you wish to anoint something, when you wish to mark something permanently.

Use floral waters (rose water etc) when… dealing with spirits and gods, for glamour as it has a long history of being used to beautify.

Crystals:

Use metals (haematite, copper, ores etc..) when… you work in protection, when you do energy work due to the conductive properties of metal.

Use shell, pearl, coral and such when… you work in sea magic, when you work within emotional magic due to the element of water.

Use points when… you wish to direct magic to a target.

Use tumble stones when… you wish the magic to be gentle or manifest at a certain place on the body on a target.

Use geodes when… you work in protection, when you work with glamour aimed to obscure and hide.

Knot magic:

Use cotton when… it is convenient.

Use silk when… doing spells that benefit the target.

Use ribbons when… love spells and wealth spells, as well as confidence and beauty spells. Spells to ensure victory.

Use rope when… doing spells that aim to hurt or weaken the target, binding especially.

Poppets:

Use cloth when… the spell aims to benefit who the poppet represents, use particular care when sewing or cutting, choose colours that are appropriate to them.

Use wax when… you wish to manipulate the target.

Use clay when… wish to create fetches or servitors, when you wish to create permanency.

Use twigs when… you wish to bury or throw the poppet out, when you want the poppet to be easily destroyed by breaking or setting on fire.

Sigils:

Use an alphabet grid or circle when… you wish the sigil to be more random and less attached to you.

Combine the shapes of letters from a sentence… when your sigil is very specific and a short term goal.

Use your own personal symbols when… you want the magic to be connected to you, when it is personal.

Stones & Workings

Stones and Workings

Beauty: Amber, Cat’s Eye, Jasper, Opal, Zircon

Courage: Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Diamond, Tiger’s Eye

Divination: Azurite, Flint, Hematite, Jet, Moonstone, Amethyst, Sodallite Obsidian

Dreams: Amethyst, Charoite, Sugilite, Flourite

Friendship: Pink Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Turquoise

Grounding: Hematite, Kunzite, Obsidian, Jet, Salt, Black Tourmaline

Healing: Agate, Amber, Adventurine, Calcite, Coral, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Jade, Malachite

Longetivity: Agate, Fossils, Jade, Petrified Wood

Love: Alexandrite, Amber, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Lepidolite, Pearl, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Pink Tourmaline

Magickal Energies: Bloodstone, Malachite, Ruby, Flourite

Meditation: Geodes, Sapphire, Sodalite

Mental Energies: Adventurine, Emerald, Zircon

Wealth and Prosperity: Adventurine, Calcite, Emerald, Jade, Peridot, Staurolite, Malachite, Green Tourmaline

Peace: Aquamarine, Lepidolite, Rhodonite, Blue Tourmaline

Sexual Energies: Carnelian, Sunstone, Citrine, Jasper

Spirituality: Lepidolite, Amethyst, Sugilite, Lapis, Moonstone

Wisdom: Sugilite, Chrysocolla, sodalite

The Goddess: Moonstone, Chrysocolla

The God: Citrine, Malachite, Sunstone

The Zodiac

Aries Blood Stone Haematite Red Jasper

Taurus Sapphire Rose Quartz Lapis Lazuli

Gemini Chrysoprase Black Onyx Citrine

Cancer Emerald Carnelian Moonstone

Leo Chrysolite Tiger Eye Blue Laced Agate

Virgo Carnelian Blue Laced Agate Lapis Lazuli

Libra Opal Green Avanturine Jade

Scorpio Aquamarine Rhondite Citrine

Sagittarius Topaz Sodalite Turquoise

Capricorn Ruby Snowflake Obsidian Rose Quartz

Aquarius Garnet Moonstone Turquoise

Pisces Amethyst Bloodstone Moonstone

Hours of the Day

Hour Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Hour

A.M. A.M.

1 Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise 1

2 Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle 2

3 Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite 3

4 Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond 4

5 Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral 5

6 Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper 6

7 Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone 7

8 Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise 8

9 Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle 9

10 Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite 10

11 Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond 11

12 Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral 12

P.M. P.M

1 Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper 1

2 Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone 2

3 Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise 3

4 Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle 4

5 Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite 5

6 Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond 6

7 Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral 7

8 Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper 8

9 Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone 9

10 Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise 10

11 Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite Jasper Carbuncle 11

12 Jasper Carbuncle Coral Turquoise Diamond Moonstone Haematite 12

PJO Gem AU

Wrote a small ficlet inspired by cherryandsisters pjo gem au.

Seeing her gem shatter was like losing part of himself.

He tries to explain it to a human at one point, but the looks they give him only increase in confusion as he goes on. They weren’t Black Pearl and Black Garnet as distinct minds sharing a body to pilot, they were a new mind and a new body, not ‘us’ but ‘me’.

Nico can’t even fully put into words what it’s like without her. It isn’t that he’s now alone – when they were Haematite they did solo missions often, just them and no one else – it’s the fact that he’s now a whole other individual, a separate being altogether and it just feels different and sickening and wrong wrong wrong.

(Back on the Homeworld they say there’s a danger of losing yourself when fused for too long. Maybe that’s what’s happened – he’s lost not only Bianca but himself.)

It hurts being Black Pearl instead of Haematite.

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anonymous asked:

Is there a reason that none of the canon hp wands have gems/precious stones on them? Is putting precious stones on wands something that you think happens in the potterverse?

I think in the concept art for some of the wands it gives at least one of them a single dark stone embedded in the hilt, but that was concept art. As it is I don’t know if there is a reason. At a guess I’d say maybe the stones aren’t necessary, and would be considered additions like Lucius Malfoy’s snake-head handle from his wand-stick. 

Alternatively maybe certain stones (maybe opals which take well to magic, given the Cursed Opal Necklace) would absorb the magic used when one uses a wand, and weaken spells, which led to wixes avoiding the use of stones in wands.

Personally I think that the lack of stones in wands is largely a UK thing in canon, given the thing about showing wealth = crass/poor manners. Then again, solid gold cauldrons. Though I think it may be more common in places like the States, where Wicca and Neo-paganism are quite big, so you might get kids asking for stones to be added to their wands for certain things (Haematite for grounding and restfulness I think it is, though it’s metallic and so shouldn’t be put on a lightning-linked core. Amethyst for healing, Clear Quartz for focus). Then, hmm, well.

Ok, so you see it’d be simpler to just make a wand - wood, core, maybe some decorative carving, voila done. Given the materials used in making wands (some woods are rare or hard to work, some cores might be from managed populations, e.g. Dragons, or very rare, e.g. Phoenix feather) so it might be pretty expensive already to make a wand. Thus it’s practical, cost-wise, to not add a costly stone to it, for decoration or other purposes, especially given you don’t know who is going to be chosen by the wand - they might not be able to afford a wand with a stonking great diamond on the end, or even a small chip of amethyst. Thus you don’t put crystals on the wand.

However it would not surprise me if there are people who do add things to wands, I mean:

  • Voldemort’s wand looks like bone (some of the concept art has the bone handle also having a part over the actual rod of the wand which looks almost like the inside of osteoporosis infected bone which I LOVE cos it makes me think of it symbolising how even Voldemort’s magic was sick in some fashion.
  • Lucius Malfoy had that silver snakes head handle, which may have been inherited, but still suggests that the handle, at the very least, was designed and paid for to add to the Malfoy presentation of itself and prestige. 
  • Umbridge had that small pink gem in her wand. Given we’re told that Umbridge’s family wasn’t particularly well off I like to think that she had that added to her wand at a later date, when her love of the pink and fluffy was well settled in, and she earned enough at the Ministry to afford such an addition.

So given all that I’d say this:

  • I think some people do add crystals or metal decoration to their wand, but this depends on money, social class, and various other things. 
  • I think certain stones and metals should not be added to certain wands, for practical reasons, but of course there’s probably purebloods who don’t listen. 

And lastly:

  • I do imagine that the addition of decorative aspects to wands are more common in some places (likely much of the States, especially areas with many Wiccans and Neo-pagans), but I also think a lot of people are aware their wand is, ideally, going to be with them the whole of their life, and they should decide carefully if they’re going to make some change or addition to it. It’d be kind of like getting a tattoo - something to think on, and be prepared to spend money on - and likely something people would likely get some shit for choosing.

Hope this helps and makes sense!

anonymous asked:

sunny I was in the middle of a chemistry test about blast furnaces and thinking about karkat from your SUstuck AU helped me remember that the main ore of iron was haematite thank you

oh WOW haha that’s cool , you’re welcome! <3

Landscape in agate.

This beautiful picture was taken by John Koivula of the Gemmological Institute of America, and shows inclusions of goethite and haematite (iron oxides) in a specimen from Brazil. It won first place in the 1984 Nikon small world photomicrography competition. It was taken in transmitted light with the help of fibre optic side illumination at 30x magnification. What wonderful things gems have within.

Loz

Storm dumping under the full moon

A passing cloud chose the spectacular backdrop of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah to drop its load of moisture amid the hoodoos carved into the sedimentary rocks by frost weathering breaking up the rocks, accompanied by stream erosion carving out huge amphitheatres as it cuts the river upwards through the rocks, and the action of the endless winds that ply across the Colorado plateau and remove the pulverised waste. Not only is the landscape lovely, it also is part of a much larger geological history, that of the Grand Staircase, exposed at various levels of its stratigraphy in various national parks of the American west.

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Fic: Meeting

Haematite slipped to the side as a hail of blaster bolts greeted the Jedi’s arrival in the midst of the Imperial troops. Pulling out her shotgun she started to help thin the ranks from behind.

After a few moments a shot slipped though the Jedi’s defenses, she took a step back and sent in a med droid. Unfortunately that attracted the attention of a couple of the soldiers, with no where to go she took a breath and braced for incoming fire.

Instead of blaster bolts, the dark synthweave of the Jedi’s robes filled her vision. His light saber flashing quickly to deflect bolts away from them.

When it was quiet again, Haematite sighed in relief. As the Miraluka started to move toward the next room she grabbed his sleeve, “Wait a minute, handsome, you took a few hits. Let me patch you up.”

As he turned around to face her, Haema got the feeling that if he had eyes he would be glaring at her. She held up her hands in a gesture of surrender, “You saved me back there, I pay my debts.” She gave him a little shrug, “And I hate seeing good people in pain." 

She held out a kolto pack, "Since we somehow missed introductions between the firefights, my name is Haemitite.”