hematites

Sunrise over Bryce Canyon

The stunning image below shows the sun rising over Bryce Canyon, located in Utah, USA. Bryce Canyon is famous for its spectacular rock outcrops showing many different colours.

The rocks were deposited in differing environments which included marine shale, lake limestone and delta plain sandstone over a time span from the late Mesozoic to the middle Cenozoic.

The unique outcrop pattern comes from a combination of uplift - two events: the Laramide orogeny (70-50ma) and the uplift of the Colorado Plateau (during the Miocene, around 20-16ma) - and erosion.

The uplift caused vertical joints to appear, and the rock was preferentially eroded along these joints creating the columns seen in the image. The columns are known as hoodoos, and Bryce Canyon has the highest concentration of hoodoo features of anywhere on Earth.

The colours in the hoodoos are from different concentrations of minerals; the reds, browns and pinks are from hematite, the yellows from limonite and the purples from pyrolusite.

-LL

http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/brycecanyonnationalpark/1561026075.html

http://www.brycecanyon.com/geology.html

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com.au/photography/photo-of-the-day/bryce-canyon-sunrise/

Image- Munish Singla

crystals for the signs

Aries - Hematite

Hematite is used to ground or stabilize and for protection, it is used to bring mental organization and is very grounding and calming. Hematite decreases negativity.

Taurus - Jasper

Jasper sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action

Gemini - Yellow Aventurine 

Yellow Aventurine helps the oversensitive and indecisive, it can aid those who have problems with power and control. It helps focus intentions for manifesting a sense of ease in being yourself

Cancer - Jade

Jade helps to balance nerves and sooth cardiac rhythm. It helps to heal feelings of guilt, and for extreme cases of defeatism

Leo - Green Amethyst (aka Prasiolite)

Green Amethyst can increase your sense of love and empathy towards other people. It helps to increase your sense of compassion and self love

Virgo - Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate helps those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence. It inspires loyalty and trustworthiness. It is a support crystal that helps with to calm stress-related situations and overcome communication difficulties

Libra - Sodalite

Sodalite helps bring your attention to the qualities of idealism and truth. Its energy may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth. It helps stimulate creative abilities 

Scorpio - Lepidolite 

Lepidolite is a stone than promotes calm, trust, and acceptance. It brings hope in dark times by lending a sense of balance and calm. It decreases stress, anxiety, depression

Sagittarius - Rhodonite

Rhodonite helps stimulate acceptance, forgiveness and unconditional love towards others, it helps to bring peace to troubled relationships. It helps with inner growth and self-love. It is also a calming stone, with energies used for easing anger as well as calming stress and anxiety.

Capricorn - Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals. Itis excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies

Aquarius - Icelandic Spar (Opal Calcite) 

Icelandic Spar can help one to see past errors and ways to correct them for benefit in the future. It helps with protecting, grounding and centering, and can help bring inner peace. It lessens fear and reduces stress. Icelandic Spar is good for bringing hope to fearful or stressful situations.

Pisces - Fairy Quartz

Fairy Quartz has a very soothing energy, which brings peace and calm to those in its energy field, including the groups, families, and individuals. This soothing energy is extremely beneficial for emotional pain or illness. It can help alleviate depression, stress and anxiety.

typh00n asked:

Gawsh I love the fan fusion thingie you're doing! I was wondering if you could do a garnet/pearl one? I know it'll be canon soon but just what you think it'll be like? And maybs her weapon?

(whoops I had a lot of work this weekend I’m just getting to this–)

HERE IS HEMATITE!!

This one was a challenge because hell yeah I’m looking forward to what they make the Garnet/Pearl fusion in canon buT
She’s a super cool badass with a fuckton of power in her swings. “Focused rage” would be a good way to describe her. tbh I think shes a little smaller than Sugilite but bigger than Opal.
Gem was chosen because its something that can form from volcanic activity and from water! And I went with the common idea for the weapon bc honestly it’s something I see becoming canon.

Fluorite

Locality:

Bergmännisch Glück Mine, Frohnau, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Nice crystal cluster of so called “Rainbow-Fluorite” from the famous find in Frohnau. This fluorite crystal cluster is well formed in a multistepped way - with a silky lustre. This kind of fluorite is very rare and highly requested because of the quality of coloration and the small available quantity. A few smallest golden chalcopyrite crystals perched on its surface. Ingrown hematite particles are building a reddish counterpart in the greenish-purple backlit shot-coloration.

Photo by  Joerg Wittig

Keep the following in mind when cleansing your crystals:

Crystal Types to avoid contact with water -

  • Azurite, Halite, Selenite - water soluble.
  • Lapis lazuli, Opal, Turquoise - porous, do not soak, dry after cleansing.
  • Malachite - use cool water only, dry after cleansing.


Light sensitive crystal types -

  • Amethyst, Rose Quartz - may fade.
  • Turquoise - may dry out.


Heat sensitive crystal types -

  • Amethyst - may fade in gentle heat, becomes colorless in strong heat.
  • Quartz - may fracture with sudden temperature changes.
  • Lapis Lazuli - avoid high heat.
  • Malachite - avoid sudden temperature changes.
  • Tourmaline - high heat alters colors.
  • Turquoise - sensitive to all heat.


Easily scratched crystal types -

  • Metallic crystals or minerals.
  • Calcite, Celestite, malachite, Fluorite, Rhodochrosite, Apatite, Lapis Lazuli.
  • Sodalite, Selenite, Turquoise, Hematite, Moonstone.

anonymous asked:

(part one). ok, so i'm very new at this (or at least at doing it deliberately). yesterday i bought an hematite ring, cleansed it and myself, and made a sygil so that external negativity wouldn't get to me. at first, i had an extraordinary time and things turned out ridiculously great in my day and problems would go away in really surprising ways. and then it all crashed and i went through some miserable hours when everything went unusually wrong

(part two) not the things that usually go wrong either. equally surprising stuff. i dissociated and went home. my house felt unsafe, or… unwelcoming. so i called it a night early. i had nightmare after nightmare and even woke up in the middle of it. all of that hadn’t happened to me in a very long time. i used to have problems similar to this a few years ago, but i wasn’t trying to do anything magical back then. i don’t know what to do? i was just asking for positivity?

An important thing to remember about magic is that it follows the rules of our universe. Like gravity and cause and effect, and also I’m sure there’s one about not being able to fit an infinite amount of energy in to a small space.

I believe your hematite ring overloaded, or the magic you put on it ran out. Then you were stuck with a ring overflowing with negative energies. Like the sewers backed up, or like a sorority girl puking at a frat party. 

It sounds like the magic you did worked very well. Don’t discount it. At what point did you take the ring off? Cleanse the ring again exactly as you did before. 

What was the phrase that went in to making the sigil? It is possible you created it in such a way that negative energies were trapped and unable to affect you, but then the energy behind the spell ran out and suddenly they could affect you.

There is also a good possibility that depending on how you created and charged the sigil, it was taking energy from you. And when you crashed, the magic crashed.

Try your magic again. Put extra emphasis on deflecting energies. Keep a tiny baggy of salt on you, and if things crash again take the ring off and keep it in the salt. Try using an external energy source like the negative energy itself to power your spells. I advise you to keep a small back-up generator (so to speak) in case the magic crashes again. A second ring or necklace charged with an external energy can help you get through a rough patch for an afternoon.

I also don’t think there was anything wrong with your house. I believe it was just your perception.

I hope this helps,

- Tho