nature-spirits

Everyone is born with a natural tattoo of their spirit animal. Every person gets the traits and abilities of their respective animal. But when you were born your father, having a bear tattoo and your mother, bearing a dove tattoo, were horrified. Leviathan.

Communication with Nature Spirits

    When working on communication with Nature Spirits there are a few thing that are needed to communicate:

1- You need to be outdoors, I cannot stress that enough. Nature Spirits are not found in your kitchen or livingroom, unless you live outdoors yourself.

2- Have good intent. Do not ask the Spirits for material things like money or man made objects. The Spirit World has no need for these things nor do they see our need for such things.

3- Do not expect a crisp clear voice speaking in English. Communication with Nature Spirits happens through emotions. Nature Spirits are made of flowing energy, not something you might see in a fantasy sci-fi movie or book.

4- Respect is a must. Do not think that you could control or demand the Spirits to do things for you. They could feel your intentions and if questionable they will not make contact.

5- They are not Gods nor are you. When connection is made, view and communicate as if your all equal, because you are.

6- To make a connection start by relaxing and clearing your mind of modern day stresses. Meditation is a good start.

7- Then when clear, hum or sing. Not only does this practice add a ripple effect through the energy field around you, but have you ever heard the many songs upon the Wind? Communication through song is universal, so get creative and make a song that is soothing and comforting as a gentle breeze.


Arawn (Grand Chieftain)

Druids of Gaul Order of Canada

@canadiandruid

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  1. Abalone – Handling Emotional Situations, Psychic Development
  2. Abundance Crystal – Bring state of abundance, prosperity
  3. Aegerine – Energizing, Protection Against Psychic Attacks,
  4. African Crystals – Bring energies that are primal and forceful to crystals
  5. Agate – Protection, Calming, Courage
  6. Agate Eyes – Evil eye
  7. Blue Lace Agate – Gentleness, Tranquility, Communication
  8. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones
  9. Crab Fire Agate – Individuality, Courage
  10. Crazy Lace Agate – Protection from Evil Eye, Decision-making, Focus
  11. Barnacle Crystal – Helpful for group issues, harmony,
  12. Beryl– Varies by color of beryl,
  13. Binghamite – Good Fortune, Elves and Fairies Energy,
  14. Biotite – Clear Picture of Issues,
  15. Bixbite – Harmony, Compatibility,
  16. Black Color Energies  – Survival, Grounding, Protection, Lower Blood Pressure, Root Chakra,
  17. Blackstone (see Black Jasper) – Highly Protecting, Healing,
  18. Bloodstone (Heliotrope) – Centering, Adaptability, Reduce Anxiety,
  19. Blue Color Energies  – Truth, Loyalty, Communication, Peaceful Dreams, General Healing, Relieve Pain,
  20. Boji Stones – Release Blockages, Align Chakras,
  21. Bone – Vitality, Strength,
  22. Dinosaur Bone – Increases Energy, Memory, Said to Heal Broken Bones,
  23. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones,
  24. Bowenite – Protection, Dream-solving,
  25. Brazil Crystals – Said by some to be the most powerful crystal energy, healing,
  26. Bridge Crystal aka Inner Child, Penetrator –  Public Speaking, Heal Old Childhood Issue,
  27. Bronzite – Focused Action, Courtesy, Inner Certainty, Muscular Tension,
  28. Brown Color Energies — Stability, Grounding, Protection, ADD, Instability, Immune System
  29. Bustamite – Clear Energy Blockages, Emotional Safety, Stress Disorders
  30. Calcite – Amplifies Energy, Reduce Fear, Reduce Stress,
  31. Blue Calcite – Soothing Amplifies Energy,
  32. Green Calcite – Prosperity, Increase,
  33. Honey Calcite – Gentle Amplification,
  34. Orange Calcite – Emotional Healing,
  35. Other Calcites – Black Calcite and Others
  36. Pink Calcite, Mangano Calcite – “Reiki Stone”, Self-Love, Universal Love,
  37. Red Calcite – Detoxify, Release Fear,
  38. Yellow Calcite – Energy, Personal Power,
  39. Candle Quartz – Lightbringer, Ancient Knowledge, Abundance,
  40. Carnelian – Creativity, Individuality, Courage,
  41. Castellated Crystal (Castle, Cathedral Crystal) – Balancing, Akashic Wisdom,
  42. Catlinite (Pipestone) – Spirit Communication, Prayer, Ritual,
  43. Cavansite – Stimulate Psychic Awareness, Rid Negative Thoughts,
  44. Celestite (Celestine) – Angelic Guidance, End Worry & Anxiety,
  45. Abalone – Handling Emotional Situations, Psychic Development
  46. Abundance Crystal – Bring state of abundance, prosperity
  47. Aegerine – Energizing, Protection Against Psychic Attacks,
  48. African Crystals – Bring energies that are primal and forceful to crystals
  49. Agate – Protection, Calming, Courage
  50. Agate Eyes – Evil eye
  51. Blue Lace Agate – Gentleness, Tranquility, Communication
  52. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones
  53. Crab Fire Agate – Individuality, Courage
  54. Crazy Lace Agate – Protection from Evil Eye, Decision-making, Focus
  55. Barnacle Crystal – Helpful for group issues, harmony,
  56. Beryl– Varies by color of beryl,
  57. Binghamite – Good Fortune, Elves and Fairies Energy,
  58. Biotite – Clear Picture of Issues,
  59. Bixbite – Harmony, Compatibility,
  60. Black Color Energies  – Survival, Grounding, Protection, Lower Blood Pressure, Root Chakra,
  61. Blackstone (see Black Jasper) – Highly Protecting, Healing,
  62. Bloodstone (Heliotrope) – Centering, Adaptability, Reduce Anxiety,
  63. Blue Color Energies  – Truth, Loyalty, Communication, Peaceful Dreams, General Healing, Relieve Pain,
  64. Boji Stones – Release Blockages, Align Chakras,
  65. Bone – Vitality, Strength,
  66. Dinosaur Bone – Increases Energy, Memory, Said to Heal Broken Bones,
  67. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones,
  68. Bowenite – Protection, Dream-solving,
  69. Brazil Crystals – Said by some to be the most powerful crystal energy, healing,
  70. Bridge Crystal aka Inner Child, Penetrator –  Public Speaking, Heal Old Childhood Issue,
  71. Bronzite – Focused Action, Courtesy, Inner Certainty, Muscular Tension,
  72. Brown Color Energies — Stability, Grounding, Protection, ADD, Instability, Immune System
  73. Bustamite – Clear Energy Blockages, Emotional Safety, Stress Disorders
  74. Calcite – Amplifies Energy, Reduce Fear, Reduce Stress,
  75. Blue Calcite – Soothing Amplifies Energy,
  76. Green Calcite – Prosperity, Increase,
  77. Honey Calcite – Gentle Amplification,
  78. Orange Calcite – Emotional Healing,
  79. Other Calcites – Black Calcite and Others
  80. Pink Calcite, Mangano Calcite – “Reiki Stone”, Self-Love, Universal Love,
  81. Red Calcite – Detoxify, Release Fear,
  82. Yellow Calcite – Energy, Personal Power,
  83. Candle Quartz – Lightbringer, Ancient Knowledge, Abundance,
  84. Carnelian – Creativity, Individuality, Courage,
  85. Castellated Crystal (Castle, Cathedral Crystal) – Balancing, Akashic Wisdom,
  86. Catlinite (Pipestone) – Spirit Communication, Prayer, Ritual,
  87. Cavansite – Stimulate Psychic Awareness, Rid Negative Thoughts,
  88. Celestite (Celestine) – Angelic Guidance, End Worry & Anxiety, Abalone – Handling Emotional Situations, Psychic Development
  89. Abundance Crystal – Bring state of abundance, prosperity
  90. Aegerine – Energizing, Protection Against Psychic Attacks,
  91. African Crystals – Bring energies that are primal and forceful to crystals
  92. Agate – Protection, Calming, Courage
  93. Agate Eyes – Evil eye
  94. Blue Lace Agate – Gentleness, Tranquility, Communication
  95. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones
  96. Crab Fire Agate – Individuality, Courage
  97. Crazy Lace Agate – Protection from Evil Eye, Decision-making, Focus
  98. Barnacle Crystal – Helpful for group issues, harmony,
  99. Beryl– Varies by color of beryl,
  100. Binghamite – Good Fortune, Elves and Fairies Energy,
  101. Biotite – Clear Picture of Issues,
  102. Bixbite – Harmony, Compatibility,
  103. Black Color Energies  – Survival, Grounding, Protection, Lower Blood Pressure, Root Chakra,
  104. Blackstone (see Black Jasper) – Highly Protecting, Healing,
  105. Bloodstone (Heliotrope) – Centering, Adaptability, Reduce Anxiety,
  106. Blue Color Energies  – Truth, Loyalty, Communication, Peaceful Dreams, General Healing, Relieve Pain,
  107. Boji Stones – Release Blockages, Align Chakras,
  108. Bone – Vitality, Strength,
  109. Dinosaur Bone – Increases Energy, Memory, Said to Heal Broken Bones,
  110. Botswana Agate – Transitions, Creativity, Solutions, Nervous System, Broken Bones,
  111. Bowenite – Protection, Dream-solving,
  112. Brazil Crystals – Said by some to be the most powerful crystal energy, healing,
  113. Bridge Crystal aka Inner Child, Penetrator –  Public Speaking, Heal Old Childhood Issue,
  114. Bronzite – Focused Action, Courtesy, Inner Certainty, Muscular Tension,
  115. Brown Color Energies — Stability, Grounding, Protection, ADD, Instability, Immune System
  116. Bustamite – Clear Energy Blockages, Emotional Safety, Stress Disorders
  117. Calcite – Amplifies Energy, Reduce Fear, Reduce Stress,
  118. Blue Calcite – Soothing Amplifies Energy,
  119. Green Calcite – Prosperity, Increase,
  120. Honey Calcite – Gentle Amplification,
  121. Orange Calcite – Emotional Healing,
  122. Other Calcites – Black Calcite and Others
  123. Pink Calcite, Mangano Calcite – “Reiki Stone”, Self-Love, Universal Love,
  124. Red Calcite – Detoxify, Release Fear,
  125. Yellow Calcite – Energy, Personal Power,
  126. Candle Quartz – Lightbringer, Ancient Knowledge, Abundance,
  127. Carnelian – Creativity, Individuality, Courage,
  128. Castellated Crystal (Castle, Cathedral Crystal) – Balancing, Akashic Wisdom,
  129. Catlinite (Pipestone) – Spirit Communication, Prayer, Ritual,
  130. Cavansite – Stimulate Psychic Awareness, Rid Negative Thoughts,
  131. Celestite (Celestine) – Angelic Guidance, End Worry & Anxiety,
  132. Eliat Stone – Remove Hurt, Fear, Stress,
  133. Elestial Crystal  aka Skeletal Crystal – Uncover Secrets, Calming,
  134. Emerald – Love, Communication, Truthfulness,
  135. Empathic Warrior Crystal  – Empathy, Overcome Problems,
  136. Enhydro Crystal – Relationships, Stress Reduction,
  137. Epidote – Enhances Emotional and Spiritual Growth, Perception, Patience,  
  138. ET Crystal – Extra-terrestrial – ET communication, Celestial Beings, Intuition,
  139. Etched Crystal  (Natural) – Ancient Knowledge, Personal Meditation, Lost Healing Techniques,
  140. Eudialyte – Personal Power Stone, Manifestation,
  141. Fairy Frost (Devic) Crystal – Nature Spirits, Elements,
  142. Fairy Quartz – Peace, Heightened Calming Energy, Meditation,
  143. Fairy Stone – Healing Trauma, Health, Prosperity,
  144. Family Cluster  – Family Harmony, Harmony,
  145. Fire Agate –  – See Crystals A page for Agates
  146. Fire Opal – Vitality, Handle Change Comfortably, Clairaudience,
  147. Flame Agate –  – See Crystals A page for Agates
  148. Fluorite – Spiritual Wholeness, Peace, Organization,
  149. Fluorite, Blue John – Beneficial for Sensitives,
  150. Fluorite, Opalized – See Tiffany Stone
  151. Yttrian Fluorite – Manifestation, Wealth,
  152. Fossils – Business Accomplishments, Excellence,
  153. Fulgurites – Direct & Channel Energy, Leadership, Cloud-busting,  
  154. Fuchsite – Lore: Balance, Continuity, Stress Relief,
  155. Galaxite – Protect & Cleanse Aura, Astral Travel,
  156. Galena – “Stone of Harmony”, Insight,
  157. Lord Ganesha (diety, symbol) – Remove Obstacles, Abundance,
  158. Garnet – Romance, Love, Self-Confidence,  
  159. Green Garnet (Grossular Garnet, Grossularite) – Manifestation, Abundance, Confidence,
  160. Hessonite Garnet (Hessionite) – Passion, Creativity, Personal Expression,
  161. Garnet, Tsavorite (Tsavorite, Tsavolith) – See Tsavorite
  162. Generator (Merlin) Crystals – Generate and Magnify Energy, Remove Negative Energy,
  163. Girasol – Visualization, Dreamwork,
  164. Glass – Fire, Air, Earth, Water Elements Combined, Transformation, Rebirth, Focus,
  165. Dichroic Glass – Meditation, Seeing Past Illusions,
  166. Glendonite – Discovery, Learning, Life Purpose,
  167. Gold – Wealth, Happiness, Positive Feelings,
  168. Gold Filled – Balance Energy Fields,
  169. Goldstone – Ambition, Drive,
  170. Goshenite – Truthfulness, Creativity,
  171. Gray Color Energies – Neutrality, Self-Control, May Indicate Illness,
  172. Green Calcite – See the Crystals C page for all calcite.
  173. Green Color Energies – Nature, Harmony, Heart Chakra, Growth, Love, Prosperity, Heart, Blood Pressure,
  174. Green Apophyllite – See Crystals A page for all Apophyllite
  175. Green Moss Agate – See Crystals A page for Moss Agates
  176. Green Millennium – Balance, Harmony, Reduce Anxiety,
  177. Grounding Crystals – Practical Use of Crystal Energy,
  178. Growth Interference Crystal – Remove Energy Blockages,
  179. Gyrolite – Activates Minerals, Ancient Wisdom, Self-Confidence,
  180. Hawk’s Eye – See Blue Tigers Eye
  181. Heart Chakra – Anahata – love, emotions, colors are primarily green and/or pink,
  182. Heliodor – Will Power, Personal Power,
  183. Heliotrope (Bloodstone) – See Crystals B for Bloodstone.
  184. Hematite – Mental Organization, Stability, Grounding, Calming,
  185. Hemimorphite – Self-esteem, Personal Growth, Joy,  
  186. Herkimer “Diamond” (Herkimder “Diamond” Quartz) – Attunement, Mind/Body/Spirit Balance,
  187. Heulandite – Mystical Ancient Knowledge from Atlantis & Lemuria,
  188. Hiddenite – Insight, Intellect, Youthful Vigor,
  189. Himalayan and Tibetan Crystals – Meditative, Ethereal,
  190. Holey Stone (aka Odin Stone) – Prevent Nightmares, Protection, Visions,
  191. Honey Calcite – See the C Crystals page for all calcite.
  192. Howlite – Decrease Stress, Lower Pain,
  193. Included Crystals – Enhances inner qualities,
  194. Indicolite – Spiritual Quest, Psychic Awareness,
  195. Indigo Gabbro – High Energy, Expand Consciousness, Protection,
  196. Infinite (Infinite Stone) – Strong Healing, Draw Out Pain,
  197. Iolite – Psychic Healing, Curiosity, Sobriety,
  198. Isis Crystals – Cope with Loss, Wisdom,
  199. Jade – Love, Fidelity, Generosity, Abundance, PTSD,
  200. Japan Law Twin Crystal – Clear Aura,
  201. Jasper – Nurturing, Protection, Relaxation,  – New Updated Article
  202. Black Jasper – Highly Protecting, Healing, Determine Value,
  203. Brecciated Jasper – Work Success, Wholeness, Protection,
  204. Dalmatian Jasper aka Dalmatine – Remove Disillusionment, Loyalty,
  205. Exotica Jasper aka Sci Fi Jasper – Protection, Soul Nurturing,
  206. Fancy Jasper – Healing, Tranquility,
  207. Kambaba Jasper – Plant Growth, Soothe Nerves,
  208. King Cobra Jasper – Nurturing, Alleviate Anger, Organization,
  209. Leopard Skin Jasper aka Leopard Stone – Service, Power Animals, Visualization,
  210. Mookaite aka Mookaite Jasper – Internal and External Balance,
  211. Morrisonite Jasper – Relaxation, Nurturing,
  212. Ocean Jasper – Love Self & Others, Heal Emotions,
  213. Picture Jasper – Harmony, Visualization,
  214. Poppy Jasper – Protection, Astral Travel, Relaxation,
  215. Rainforest Jasper (Rhyolite) – Perseverance, Communication,
  216. Red Jasper – Justice, Protection, Fairness,
  217. Succor Creek Jasper – See Picture Jasper
  218. Yellow Jasper – Solar Plexus (Belly) Chakra, Social Welfare,
  219. Zebra Jasper – See Zebra Stone
  220. Jet aka Black Amber– Heal Grief, Protect Finances
  221. Kansas Pop Rocks – Release Blockages, Align Chakras, more
  222. Katanganite (Katangite) – Clairvoyance, Raise Energy Vibrations, Meditation, more
  223. Key Crystals – Uncover Hidden Information, more
  224. Kinoite – Communication, Truth, Psychic, more
  225. Kundalini Quartz (Natural Congo Citrine) – Raise Kundalini, Willpower, more
  226. Kunzite – Stress, Broken Hearts, more
  227. Kyanite – Loyalty, Chakra Balance, Reduce Anger, more
  228. Green Kyanite – Heart Chakra, Balance, Love, Lessen Anger
  229. Orange Kyanite – Creativity, Sacral Chakra, more
  230. Labradorite ( Spectrolite) – Magic, Psychic Protection, Stress Reduction, more
  231. Lake County “Diamonds” ( Moon Tears, Konocti “Diamonds”) – Goddess Energy, Moon Energy, Relieve Depression, more
  232. Lapis Lazuli – Truthfulness, Inner Power, Organization, more
  233. Larimar – Freedom, Peace, Energy, more
  234. Larvikite (Norwegian Moonstone) – Psychic Work, Read Between the Lines, more
  235. Laser Wand (Lazer Wand) Crystals – Direct and Focus Energy, more
  236. Lavulite – See Sugilite
  237. Lazulite – Psychic, Reduce Worries, Meditation, more
  238. Left Activation (Time Link to Past) Crystals – Link to Past, Left Brain, Analysis, more
  239. Lemurian Seed Crystal – Love, meditation, healing, more
  240. Lepidocrocite (Lepidochrosite) – Reduce Distraction, Lessen Negative Thinking, more
  241. Lepidolite – Emotional Balance, Acceptance, Calm, more
  242. Libyan Desert Glass – Good Luck, Money Drawing, Immune System, more
  243. Lineated Crystals – Divination, Business Skill, Dexterity, more
  244. Lithio-Laser Crystals – Extremely Powerful, Integrate Body/Mind/Emotions/Spirit, Break Down Internal Barriers, more
  245. Lithium Quartz – Heal Repressed Emotions, Stress Reducer, Balancing, more
  246. Lodestone (Magnetite) – Attracts Good Fortune and Love, Protection from Evil, more
  247. Lodolite (aka Landscape Quartz, Scenic Quartz, Garden Quartz) – Meditation, Manifesting Desire, Heightened Spiritual Energies, more
  248. Madagascar Crystals –Bring primal energies that are fluid and flowing
  249. Malachite – Transformation, Energy, Balance, more
  250. Manifestation Crystal – Blessings, Wishes, Childhood Trauma, more
  251. Marble, Picasso – Calming, Weight Loss, Self-Discipline, more
  252. Mariposite – Reduce Stress, Adapt to Change, Balance, more
  253. Melody’s Stone (Super Seven, Sacred 7) – Psychic, Healing, more
  254. Mica – Eliminate Negative Personality Traits, Release Blockages, more
  255. Moqui Marbles (Moki Balls, Shaman Stones) – Shamanism, Stimulate Chi, more
  256. Moldavite – Inner Journeys, Cosmic & Crystal Consciousness, more
  257. Molybdenum – Reliability, Stress Relief, Heal Holes in the Aura, more
  258. Mookaite – see Mookaite Jasper
  259. Moonstone – Sensitivity, Intuition, Protection, Obesity, more
  260. Rainbow Moonstone – Calming, Creativity, Compassion, Goddess energies, more
  261. Morganite – Angel Stone, Heart Stone, Ease Pain of Separation, more
  262. Morrisonite (Morrisonite Jasper) – Heart, Bridge Heart and Root Chakras, more
  263. Moss Agate – See Crystals A page for all agates.
  264. Mother of Pearl – Prosperity, Intuition, Transmute Negativity, more
  265. Multicolor Energies – Hope, Brings Multiple Positive Color Energies
  266. Muscovite – Angelic Contact, Lessen Insecurities, Problem Solving, Pancreas, Blood Sugar, more
  267. Nebula Stone – Removes Fear, Boosts memory, more
  268. Needle Crystal – Close Energy Holes, more
  269. Nephrite Jade – Emotional Balance, Protection, Love, more
  270. Novaculite – cut psychic or etheric cords, getting past problems, depression, more
  271. Nuumite (Nuumit) – Protection from Negative Energy, Activate All Chakras, more
  272. Obsidian – Protection, Grounding, Remove Negativity, Infections, more – includes Green Obsidian
  273. Mahogany Obsidian – Inner Strength, Psychic Protection, more
  274. Rainbow Obsidian (also called Sheen Obsidian) – “Stone of Pleasure”, Love, Light, Scrying, more
  275. Snowflake Obsidian – Balance, Serenity, Protection, more
  276. Okenite – Sense of Belonging, Purifying, Angels, more
  277. Onyx – Root Chakra, Protection, Assists with Challenges, Stabilizing, more
  278. Opal – Inspiration, Imagination, Creativity, more
  279. Opal Aura (aka Angel Aura) – See “A” Crystals page.
  280. Blue Peruvian Opal – Ingenuity, Self-Esteem, Stress Reduction, more
  281. Fire Opal – Vitality, Handle Change Comfortably, Clairaudience, more
  282. Pink Peruvian Opal – Love, Gentleness, Romantic, more
  283. Orange Calcite – See the C Crystals page for all calcite.
  284. Orange Color Energies  – Passion, Creativity, Abundance, Freedom, Sexuality, Bladder, Lower Intestine, Sacral Chakra, more
  285. Orange Millennium – Emotional Blockage, Fear, Cohesive Energy, more
  286. Papagoite – Optimism, Euphoric Oneness, more
  287. Parent Crystals (Parent / Child Crystals) – Building Relationships, more
  288. Peach Aventurine – See Crystals A page for all Aventurine
  289. Peacock Ore (Peacock Stone) – See C Crystals page for Chalcopyrite.
  290. Pearls – Calming, Purity, Charity, Truth, more
  291. Pectolite – Wisdom, Truthfulness, more
  292. Peridot – Heart Chakra, Balance, Compassion, more
  293. Petalite – Spiritual Healing, Spirit Guides, Remove Black Magic Spells, more
  294. Petoskey Stone – Third Eye, Emotional Awareness, Clear Negativity, more
  295. Petrified Wood – Practicality, Business Success, more
  296. Phantom Crystals – Awareness, Meditation, Mysticism, More
  297. Phenacite (Phenakite) – Extremely High Energy, Third Eye, Clear Energy Centers, more
  298. Pipestone (Catlinite) – See C Crystals page.
  299. Phlogopite (Phlogopit) – Remove Spiritual Blocks, Mental Anguish, more
  300. Phosphosiderite – Healing, Past Life, more
  301. Pietersite (Tempeststone) – Beauty in Life, Angels, Relaxation, more
  302. Picasso Marble (Picasso Stone) – Calming, Weight Loss, Self-Discipline, more
  303. Pink Color Energies  – Nurturing, Kindness, Love, Life Path, Overeating, Childbirth, Heart Chakra, more
  304. Pink Mangano Calcite – See the C Crystals page for all calcite.
  305. Plancheite – Raise Vibrations, Protection, Psychic, more
  306. Prasiolite – Self-Reliance, Prosperity, Prophesy, more
  307. Prehnite – Strengthen Life Force, Increase Energy, Spirit Communication, more
  308. Psilomelane (Crown of Silver) – Gazing/Scrying, Meditation, more
  309. Purple (& Violet) Color Energies  – Inner Sight, Psychic, Mystery, Spiritual, Relieve Stress, Addictions, Third Eye Chakra, more
  310. Purpurite (purperite) – Break from Self-destructive Habits, Spirituality, more
  311. Pyrite – Healer’s Gold, Protection, more
  312. Quantum Quattro Silica – Healing, DNA, Immune System, more
  313. Amphibole Quartz – See Angel Quartz (Angel Phantom Quartz)
  314. Aqua Aura Quartz – See Crystals A page for Aqua Aura
  315. Azeztulite Quartz – See Crystals A page for Azeztulite
  316. Candle Quartz Crystal (Pineapple Quartz, Atlantean LoveStar- see Crystals Cpage.
  317. Cherry “Quartz” – Also see Glass
  318. Quartz – Power, Protection, Harmony, Balance and Energy, more
  319. Eisenkiesel Quartz – Enhance Energy, Concentration, Protection, more
  320. Fairy Quartz (White Fairy Quartz) – Peace, Calm, Meditation, more
  321. Hematoid Quartz – Pain Relief, Emotional Balance, more
  322. Himalayan “Ice” Quartz, aka Nirvana Quartz – Perseverance, Spirit, Meditation, more
  323. Litio-laser Quartz – Extremely Powerful, Integrate Body/Mind/Emotions/Spirit, Break Down Internal Barriers, more
  324. Lithium Quartz – Heal Repressed Emotions, Stress Reducer, Balancing, more
  325. Red Orange River Quartz – Energize, Accept Life Path, Decisions, more
  326. Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love, Opens The Heart, Romantic, Self-Love, more
  327. Rutilated Quartz (Quartz with Rutile) – Self-Reliance, Diminish Fears, Mystical Crystal Diagnostics, more
  328. Smoky Quartz – Centering, Good Luck, Protection, more
  329. Snow Quartz aka Milky Quartz or White Quartz – Good Fortune, Purification, Calming, Meditation, more
  330. Solar Quartz – Emotional Uplifting, Spirit, Harmony, more
  331. Spirit Quartz – Transform Negative Energy to Positive, Dreamwork, Shamanic Journeys, more
  332. Tangerine Quartz – Inner Self, Balance Emotions, more
  333. Tibetan “Black” Quartz – Purification, Aura Cleansing, Protection, Energy Blockages, Powerful Healing, more
  334. Tibetan Scepter Quartz – Connection to True Self, more
  335. Tourmalated Quartz Ttourmaline in Quartz) – Protection, Reduce Anxiety, more.
  336. Rainbow Aura (light, aka Angel Aura) – See Crystals A page for Angel Aura
  337. Rainbow Crystals – Hope, Uplifting, more
  338. Realgar – Energy, Unlocking, more
  339. Recordkeeper Crystals – Information through Meditation, more
  340. Red Aventurine – See Crystals A page for all aventurine
  341. Red Calcite – See C Crystals page for all calcite.
  342. Red Color Energies  – Survival, Physical Needs, Physical Energy, Sexual Energy, Action, Blood, Spine, Feet, Base Chakra, more
  343. Rhodizite – Master Crystal, Super High Energy, more
  344. Rhodochrosite (Rhodocrosite) – Stone of Love and Balance, more
  345. Rhodonite – Grace, Elegance, Decrease Anxiety, more
  346. Richterite – Stress, Calm, more
  347. Right activation (Time Link to the Future) – Increase Right Brain Functions, Time Link to the Future, more
  348. Root Chakra – Muladhara (Base) – survival, power, growth, stability, love of life, colors are primarily black or red, more
  349. Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love, Opens The Heart, Romantic, Self-Love, more
  350. Rubellite – Passion, Detach from Pain, Abundance, more
  351. Ruby – Happiness, Prosperity, Integrity, Devotion, more
  352. Ruby Aura Quartz – Passion, Vitality, Survival, more
  353. Ruby in Fuchsite – Balancing, Solutions to Problems, more
  354. Ruby in Zoisite – Energy Amplification, Psychic, Heart, more
  355. Rudraksha – Sacred, more
  356. Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana, Spleen Chakra) –  creativity, personal expression, abundance, color is primarily orange, more
  357. Saginite – Protection, Self-Confidence, more
  358. Tabby (Tabular) Crystals – Activate other stones, more
  359. Tangerine Aura – Self-Confidence, Release Sexual Blocks, more
  360. Tanzan Aura – Intuition/Pyshic, Spirit Guides, Reclaim Passion, more
  361. Tasmanite – See Atlantisite
  362. Tanzanite – Magic, Success, Stress Relief – more
  363. Tektite – Wisdom, Knowledge, Strengthen One’s Energy Field, more
  364. Third Eye Chakra – Ajna (Brow) – mental clarity, psychic abilities, colors are primarily indigo, violet or purple, more
  365. Throat Chakra – Vishuddha – communication, truthfulness, colors are primarily blue or turquoise, more
  366. Ulexite – Far Sight, Clairvoyance, Balance, more
  367. Unakite – Find Animal Guide, Heal Abandonment, Weight Loss, Gardening, more
  368. Variscite – “True Worry Stone”, Tension, Kidneys, Nervous System, more
  369. Verdite  – Opens Chakras, Ancient Knowledge, more
  370. Vermeil – Happiness, Intuition, more
  371. Wavellite – Decision-making, Energy Flows, more
  372. White Color Energies  – Light, Balance, Divinity, Cosmic Consciousness, Color Healing Substitute for Any Other Color, more
  373. Window Crystals – Clairvoyance, Scrying, more
  374. Witches Finger – Lightwork, Healer Stones, more
  375. Wonderstone –Eliminate Worries, Depression, Anxiety, more
  376. Wulfenite – Move Energy, White Magic, Emotional Blocks, more
  377. Yang Crystals – Self-Confidence, Assertiveness, more
  378. Yellow Calcite – See the C Crystals page for all calcite.
  379. Yellow Color Energies  – Joy, Success, Mental Clarity, Business, Personal Power, Relaxation, Nerves, Digestion, Solar Plexus Chakra, More
  380. Yellow Jasper – Social, Protection, Balance, more
  381. Yin Crystals – Intuition, Harmony, more
  382. Yin/Yang Crystals – Balance Masculine and Feminine Energies, more
  383. Zebra Stone – Connect to Mother Earth, Stimulates Energy, more
  384. Zeolites – Remove Toxins, Remove Negative Energy, more
  385. Zincite – Synthesis, Personal Power, Group Efforts, more
  386. Zoisite  – Trust in Universe, Release Fears, more
Getting to know the spirits of place

A few days ago I wrote about how the life of everything sings together to make the spirit of a place. As a druid and animist, I like to learn as much as I can about the place and the beings that give it its special spirit.

There are two kinds of knowledge. One is the kind that you can find in books and on the internet. The second is the knowledge in your bones, the knowing you arrive at by using all of your senses.

I like to combine both of these kinds of knowledge to make closer connections to the spirits that surround me.

Try this experiment.

Pick a being that lives near you. It can be a tree, a plant, or a rock – it’s good to start with something that won’t run away. Sit with it for a while, opening all your senses to it. (Only use your sense of taste if you are absolutely certain it’s not poisonous!) See what you can learn by just sharing space with this being.

Then go home and look the plant or stone up in a book or on the web. Look for its characteristics and its uses. To what extent does your intuition agree with what’s in the book?

When I try this, I am invariably surprised about how much I can learn from just being with a natural thing. It would seem that humans are quite capable of using their intuition for all kinds of things.

Why don’t you have a go and see for yourself?

10 Contradicting Things About INFPs

The INFP personality type can feel like a walking paradox. Why is this? Well, it’s because the INFP’s cognitive functions often contradict each other. For instance, although INFPs are Perceivers (which means they prefer an adaptable lifestyle), they lead with a Judging function, Introverted Feeling (which is concerned with establishing order). Likewise, it’s not uncommon for INFPs to have strong beliefs and opinions and yet be indecisive when it comes to making everyday choices. Here are 10 more contradicting things about INFPs.

1. INFPs want to help others yet they resist human contact. INFPs are true idealists who want to make the world a better and more compassionate place. They are highly empathetic individuals who have the capacity for deep caring. Although they are very interested in helping others, they can also be extremely reserved and private. As introverts, they need a lot of alone time to recharge, as social interactions can be draining.

2.  They’re both curious and shy. INFPs have a strong Extroverted Intuition (Ne) function which makes them enjoy exploring new ideas and possibilities. They are very curious when it comes to learning about the world, including learning about human nature and different cultures. However, at the same time, they can be shy and hesitant to open themselves up to people who they aren’t familiar with. This is because INFPs are conscientious, need time to reflect, and do not like to engage in shallow conversations. They take their encounters quite personally and are highly sensitive, so they may be wary about letting just anyone into their lives.

3.  INFPs can be extremely determined or apathetic. INFPs seem to run on an on-off switch. They can either be extremely obsessive about something or completely indifferent. That’s because Fi is their primary driver, so they are motivated by what feels right. So, if an INFP comes across something that excites them, they can become extremely passionate, even neglecting basic needs such as sleep in their pursuit. Conversely, it can be very difficult for INFPs to find any motivation to finish a task or partake in a discussion if it doesn’t spark their interest.

4. They can be easygoing or stubborn. INFPs are generally easygoing and flexible, especially when it comes to making everyday decisions. They also like to entertain different ideas and possibilities, thanks to their auxiliary Ne function, and are open to looking at things from many perspectives. However, INFPs have strong personal values due to their Fi and are reluctant to compromise them. They stand their ground and do not easily surrender in the face of adversity. For instance, INFPs believe in staying true to themselves so they resist giving up their individuality and values in order to conform, be part of a clique, and/or please others. They might get bullied for choosing to be a square peg in a round hole, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

5. INFPs are perfectionists but can also be negligent. INFPs have high standards for themselves and their work, and they can become perfectionists. For instance, they might reread an email several times before hitting send. At the same time, as Intuitives, INFPs prefer to focus on the big picture rather than spend time working out the details of something. Likewise, sometimes they get lost in their own idealism and neglect more practical matters.

6.  They’re unconventional and quirky, but also traditional. INFPs are highly individualistic people who break free from the status quo. They choose their own unique pathway rather than doing what society expects of them. At the same time, INFPs can be traditional due to their strong values and sense of nostalgia. They are extremely loyal and have clear beliefs about right and wrong. They also attach meaning to things from the past because of their Introverted Sensing (Si) function, so it’s not unusual for INFPs to hold on to childhood toys, treasured collections, or family memorabilia.

7. INFPs want to be autonomous and free, but also have stability and order. INFPs value autonomy and prefer to do things freely without any impediments. They like to be creative, expressive, and explore new things without being burdened by repetitive tasks and strict orders. However, at the same time, they are drawn to their inferior Extroverted Thinking (Te) function and desire some sort of stability and structure in their lives—or else things may get a little too chaotic. INFPs may find their life to be quite disorganized when they are being carried away by their imagination; they need something to ground them in reality.

8. They feel happy and sad at the same time. INFPs feel deeply and experience a wide breadth of emotions. They can vividly recreate experiences and feelings through their imagination. They may even experience several emotions simultaneously, such as feeling both pleasant and melancholy.

9.  INFPs want the ideal partner, but may find themselves drawn to toxic relationships. When it comes to relationships, INFPs may find themselves falling into one of two traps: they struggle to find their princess or prince charming, or end up in a toxic relationship. Because they are highly idealistic, INFPs may have unrealistic expectations when it comes to dating. At the same time, they are crusaders who want to save others. In doing so, INFPs may end up in an unhealthy relationship, attracting narcissists and other toxic individuals who take advantage of their unconditional empathy.

10. They are both children and old souls. INFPs can sometimes seem childlike because they tend to be optimistic and can see life through rose-colored glasses. In spite of their whimsical and free-spirited nature, INFPs are also old souls; they experience emotions intensely, have high levels of empathy, and can see many possibilities in a given situation. With these gifts come incredible insight, depth, and wisdom.

Thoughts about gardens and spirits

“Wow, your Nature Spirits are working with you, wondrous bond twixt the kingdoms.“

Someone commented this on one of my garden-related pictures today and it made me think maybe it’s time to address this sensitive subject again.

Since I started this garden, a number of things have happened to me in life and I have met some unusual people, which led to changes in the way I view the garden and things I do connected with it, even though I’ve never fully converted to any one way of thinking.

One thing that happened was meeting and spending time with Lenape people, and seeing them in action, having ceremony, and talking with them about it. They talk about spirits the way you talk about your neighbors or friends, like they just know they exist. They told me that the spirits like tobacco. Later I went to see a person who writes books about plant spirit medicine, and he said the same: that although some may think it is a bad or unhealthy herb, the spirits, including plant spirits, like it best. If you want to please them, that’s what to give to them.

I figured, what can it hurt? I don’t know about spirits, but these very down-to-earth people obviously do, and they think they’re worth pleasing. So I started buying the least-treated tobacco I could find, a couple of times a year, and taking it out in the early morning and sprinkling it as an offering to any spirits in my garden.

Also, I read that it’s good to have a spirit house. Ideally you want one of those nice Japanese spirit houses that people often think are lanterns, but anything nice will do. You put it in an out-of-the-way corner of the garden, and officially, possibly with tobacco or smudging or incense or something, formally invite the spirits into your garden and tell them they can live in the house. 

I couldn’t afford a Japanese spirit house, although I’ve always admired them. Instead, when a favorite decorated flower pot broke just enough that I could no longer use it, I placed it upside down in a corner of the garden so that the broken part was like a door, and I did the little ceremony, inviting the spirits, out loud, to come and live in my garden. It felt a little flaky, but again, I figured, what could it hurt? 

And then when I went to England, A friend bought me a vial at the Chalice Well Gardens, to put the reputedly sacred water of the spring into, to bring some home. I did that, and when I got home, I sprinkled a little of it around the garden, just droplets so that I still have most of it. I just remembered as I wrote this that I also have water that was said to have been taken from the River Ganges, and years ago I had sprinkled some of that around the garden, too.

Now, I’m not a true believer in this kind of stuff, although the Lenape people and then the pagan and heathen people I met in the UK gave me a chance to see serious, thoughtful people talking about and performing ceremony to spirits, so I was getting tempted to believe despite my upbringing. It seems sometimes like my life is leading me in that direction.

Anyway, wow, after I did that stuff, the garden just changed. I still need to work in it, dig things out, weed, and replant things, but it has become lush and full and self-regenerating in ways it never was before. And it has an ineffable kind of grace to it, growing in ways I could never have thought to try to make it grow. It has become beautiful.

Is that because of those actions, inviting the spirits in and giving them tobacco and water from the Chalice Well and occasionally going out and doing a smudge with some of the white sage (dried) I grow there? I can’t say for sure. But I will say to anyone thinking of trying it: Why not? What can it hurt?

Witchy advice please?

So I made an outdoor altar right outside my bedroom for nature spirits, but it feels…off. Like I might’ve pissed something off or attracted something I didn’t want to attract, because it feels ungodly creepy in my room and I can’t sleep at all. Can anyone give me advice on what to do? Take down the altar, move it someplace else, add/take things from it, etc? Any help is deeply appreciated!