open chakras

Crystals: Color and Use

The best way to work with crystals magickally, is to simply carry them in your pocket or touch them. You can also wear them as jewelry as a single crystal or combined with other complimentary crystals on places such as: over your heart or at your wrists, etc, to disburse the energies throughout the body. 


Cleansing Crystals

Many people often handle the crystals before they are bought by you, so aligning and cleansing them is recommended for purest energy. 

Crystal Alignment Meditation

  1. Stand before your crystals and close your eyes and focus on the moment
  2. Take three slow breaths: inhale to the count of four, hold for count of four, and exhale for count of four, and then hold for another four counts
  3. State firmly in your mind “My spirit vibrates in harmony with (insert crystal type here)” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017). 
  4. Continue to mentally recite the chant until you feel an energetic shift in yourself 
  5. Open your eyes and start to feel the crystals before you
  6. Hold them, touch them
  7. The crystal that is right for you will feel like its humming in your hand–the sensation of your energy and the crystal energy aligning 

Boosting Crystal Power with a Simple Cleansing Ritual

  • Materials:
    • Your crystals
    • Bowl of soapy water
    • Sea salt (in small bowl)
    • Bowl of cold water
  • Ritual:
    • Take all the crystals and put them in the bowl of soapy water. Use your hands to rub them clean
    • Chant as you wash clean: “Water, cleanse and clean. Remove the negative unseen” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017).
    • When the crystals feel lighter, individually place them in the bowl of salt. The salt will ground them in your energy and their energy, and remove any remaining energy
    • Next, dip them in the bowl of cold water to rinse off the salt, but keep the energetic process. As you remove them from the cold water, say “By the water, no more negativity. By the water, blessed be” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017)
    • Your crystals are now blessed and cleansed and ready for use



Color Associations

  • White: Pure spirit, innocence, blank slate (any purpose)
  • Red: Love, life, sex, romance, power, element of fire
  • Orange: Success, memory, gaining energy 
  • Green: Money, fertility, success, growth, life-earth element
  • Blue: Healing, peace, dream work 
  • Gold: Money, success, Sun God
  • Yellow: Success, luck, element of air
  • Silver: Intuition, money, psychic ability, Moon Goddess
  • Purple: Intuition, psychic energy, mental focus, spirituality 
  • Black: Protection, grounding, strength 

Magickal Associations

  • Amethyst: Dreams, healing, psychic ability, peace, love, protection against thieves, courage, happiness
  • Aventurine: Mental focus and psychic ability, eyesight, gambling and general luck, money, peace, healing
  • Bloodstone: Healing, victory, courage, success in legal matters and business, wealth
  • Carnelian: Peace, relief from depression
  • Citrine: Success, protection, anti-nightmare, psychic ability
  • Clear Quartz: Boosts any other crystals or herbs, spirituality, protection, healing, psychic ability, power
  • Diamond: Spirituality, reconciliation, help with sexual dysfunction, protection, courage, peace, love, healing, strength 
  • Emerald: Love, money, mental focus and psychic ability, protection, exorcism, eyesight
  • Fluorite: Mental focus and psychic ability
  • Garnet: Healing, protection, strength 
  • Hematite: Grounding, healing, divination
  • Iron Pyrite (Fool’s Gold): Money, divination, luck
  • Jadeite: Love, healing, longevity, wisdom, protection, prosperity, money
  • Jet: Protection, anti-nightmare, luck, divination, health
  • Labradorite: Peace of mind, peace, happiness, tranquility, relaxation
  • Lapis Lazuli: Healing, joy, love, fidelity, psychic ability, protection, courage
  • Malachite: Power, protection, love, peace, business success
  • Moonstone: Love, divination, psychic ability, gardening, youth, protection, dieting, Moon Goddess
  • Moss Agate: Gardening, riches, happiness, long life, fertility
  • Red Jasper: Protection against poison and negativity, curing fevers, healing, beauty, grace
  • Rose Quartz: Love, open-heart chakra, peace, happiness
  • Ruby: Wealth, protection, power, joy, anti-nightmare
  • Smoky Quartz: Grounding, relief from depression
  • Sunstone: Protection, energy, health, sexual energy, Sun God
  • Tigereye: Money, prosperity, courage, energy, luck, divination 

Medical Associations

  • Amethyst: Relieves arthritis, asthma, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and stress; improves circulation 
  • Amber: Relieves asthma, constipation, and headaches; boosts energy
  • Aventurine: Relieves anxiety and fatigue, boosts immunity
  • Bloodstone: Improves circulation, relieves fatigue, boosts immunity
  • Carnelian: Relives arthritis and fatigue, improves circulation, aids concentration, aids fertility, boosts energy 
  • Citrine: Relieves constipation, improves digestion 
  • Clear Quartz: Aids concentration, boosts energy, immunity, and the properties and strength of all other crystals
  • Diamond: Relieves anxiety and depression, purifies, cleanses, regulates hormones
  • Emerald: Relieves asthma, detoxifies, cleanses, boosts immunity, relieves headaches
  • Fluorite: Relieves arthritis, aids concentration (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water) 
  • Garnet: Relieves arthritis and depression, improves circulation, aids fertility 
  • Hematite: Relieves anxiety, arthritis, headaches, and insomnia; improves circulation; aids sleep
  • Iron Pyrite (Fool’s Gold): Relieves asthma, improves digestion
  • Jadeite: Relieves depression, balances the nervous system
  • Jet: Relieves headaches and depression
  • Labradorite: Improves digestion, relieves stress
  • Lapis Lazuli: Relieves depression, headaches, insomnia, and stress; boosts immunity
  • Malachite: Relieves asthma, boosts immunity (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water)
  • Moonstone: Relieves anxiety, aids fertility
  • Moss Agate: Relieves depression, boosts immunity
  • Red Jasper: Improves circulation, aids concentration, relieves constipation
  • Rose Quartz: Relieves anxiety, headaches, and stress: aids fertility 
  • Ruby: Improves circulation, relieves constipation 
  • Smoky Quartz: Relieves anxiety, stress, and headaches
  • Sunstone: Relieves depression and fatigue 
  • Tigereye: Relieves anxiety, asthma, and depression

Crystal Water

This is an energetic healing-water prepared in a glass or jar, with the correct combination of crystals. To make your water:

  • Place the crystals in the bottom of the glass or jar
  • Set outside in the sun, or by a sunny window
  • Let sit for 2-8 hours
  • Once done, strain the water into a clean glass and store
  • Dosage is 2-3 drops in a glass of water or juice 3-4 times daily 

Note: Some crystals have metallic components and may contain iron or other substances that you should not drink or touch. These minerals include malachite, azurite, fluorite, jet, sulfur, serpentine, tigereye, tiger iron, and turquoise. To still obtain the crystal water energies from these crystals, you should use the No-Touch Method.

No-Touch Method

What you will need

  • Small bowl 
  • Large bowl
  • Crystals
  • Water
  • Bottle or jar
  1. Place the crystals in the small bowl
  2. Place the smaller bowl within the larger bowl
  3. Fill the larger bowl with enough water that the water level is above the height of the crystal(s) in the smaller bowl (BUT DOES NOT OVERFLOW INTO THE SMALL BOWL) 
  4. Place the bowls outside in the sun or on a sunny window for 2-8 hours
  5. Bottle the water from the larger bowl and store
  6. Usage and dosage is the same as above

Recipes 

  • Anxiety Relief: Amethyst, rose quartz, moonstone
  • Arthritis Relief: Carnelian, garnet, hematite
  • Asthma Relief: Amethyst, iron pyrite, tigereye
  • Constipation Relief: Citrine, red jasper
  • Depression Relief: Garnet, jadeite, lapis lazuli, sunstone, moss agate
  • Digestive Relief: Citrine, iron pyrite, labradorite, energy boost, carnelian, clear quartz
  • Fatigue Relief: Aventurine, carnelian, sunstone
  • Fertility: Carnelian, garnet, moonstone, rose quartz
  • Headache Relief: Clear quartz, hematite, lapis lazuli, rose quartz
  • Immunity Boost: Aventurine, bloodstone, clear quartz, lapis lazuli
  • Improve Circulation: Bloodstone, hematite
  • Improve Concentration: Carnelian, clear quartz, red jasper
  • Insomnia Relief: Amethyst, hematite, lapis lazuli
  • Stress Relief: Lapis lazuli, smoky quartz, rose quartz 

Source 

Robbins, Shawn, and Bedell, Charity. The Good Witch’s Guide. New York: Sterling Ethos, 2017. Print.

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love, this allows it to help with self-love, platonic relationships, family and romantic relationships. It is one of the best stones for opening up the heart chakra because of the idea of unconditional love and that its strong energy can grow love in almost every situation. It helps allow one to understand their self-worth and gain confidence. Find them here!

Simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye

The third eye also referred to as the  brow chakra, or ajna is a very important energy center that is used to perceive the spiritual world around you, but in order to use it it must first be opened. To do this you can use many different types of methods, techniques, and exercises in order to strengthen your ability to use your third eye.You can experience, and perceive many different things when your third eye is opened wider than it usually is. You can see such things as spiritual entities, auras, energies, and even see into different planes, and dimensions. The third eye is greatly connected to your 6th sense, and is the main way that you perceive the other spiritual realms. When you have your third eye open you have more of a tendency to be drawn to mindfulness, focus, critical thinking, and intuition. All these skills, and benefits can help you in your life in order to progress growth, and experience along your path. Once you open your third eye you can always close it again by just imagining it closing, or allowing it to close on its own. It will never close completely, but it will be less widened in order for you not to continue to perceive the sixth sense fully. It is never good to keep any of your chakras completely open all the time, especially your third eye this is due to the fact that you will be letting in certain influences that you are not expecting, and may even become overwhelming if left unchecked. It is always important to remember to keep your body in balance even in your energy centers, but with proper control in understanding everything will go smoothly, and you will gain the benefits that you desire.

Here are some simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye:

Method 1 for opening your third eye is to get into a meditative state, and to focus upon the spot in between your eyebrows, this is where the third eye energy center is located. You will want to focus on that spot, and push energy to it in order to open your third eye. while you are doing this you also want to envision your third eye opening. This should charge, and empower your third eye allowing it to open.

Method 2 for opening your third eye is to take your pointer, and index finger while they are the only fingers extended on your hand, and trace a circle around on your forehead, while focusing on that spot. This will help to activate the energy center, and sort of awaken your third eye. For this one too you might want to also imagine an eye opening on your forehead.

Method 3 for opening your third eye is to meditate, and use your visualization skills, so that the third eye sort of opens by itself. It doesn’t matter which way that you meditate, or what type of meditate you do my friends, The point of this method is to allow you to awaken your third eye by charging it with the energy that you get from meditating through visualization of different things, or even just sitting quietly. It is a way of provoking your third eye to open, because in this state you allow yourself to be more open.

There are a lot of other methods that you can you open your third eye, but these are a couple that are simple, and help get you started.

But like, i can’t really be the only one that considers “The Fortuneteller“ the second (or third)* most anti-kataang episode of the show?

(*Number one is without a doubt “The Ember Island Players“, number two or three, depending on my mood is “The Southern Raiders”)

Like, it’s an episode that dedicates 22 minutes and 43 seconds of it’s 22 minute and 59 second run-time to showing the audience how Aang’s crush is jut that: a crush.

It isn’t even subtle about it:

Her name is Meng, which is phonetically nearly identical to Aang, AS THE SHOW ACTUALLY TAKES TIME TO POINT OUT TO YOU (“That rhymes with Meng!“) and she’s two years younger then the object of her affection.

THIS IS NOT A SUBTLE PARALLEL PEOPLE

Like, it all but rubs in our faces how it’s superficial:

(It even plays the same music.)

Then it has them using the same technique in an attempt to flirt:

Meng: “Hey, Aang. Don’t you think that cloud looks like a flower?”

Aang: “Hey, Katara, don’t you think that cloud look like a flower?”

And getting dismissed.

Then the object of their affections shows complete and utter disinterest:

(Because, they aren’t actually interested at all.)

And so on.

And then this happens:

Meng: “You don’t like me, do you?”
Aang: “Of course I like you.“
Meng: “But not the way I like you.”
Aang: “Oh, I guess not.”
Meng: “It’s okay. It’s just really hard when you like someone, but they don’t think of you that way.”

Aang: “I know what you mean.”
Meng: “She’s beautiful, by the way.”
Aang: “Huh?”
Meng: “That Water Tribe girl. I can see why you like her so much. She’s sweet, she’s a bender and her hair seems so manageable.”

Aang: “Don’t worry. You’re going to meet a great guy who’s going to completely fall for you. I know it.”

And it’s just… such a GOOD and PURE scene? and such a good message to send to children? “You don’t like me the way i like you and, while it’s hard for me, that’s okay.“ What a wonderful thing to put in a children’s cartoon! Especially considering that we live in a world where “first-love-is-forever” is the norm.

I thought that those 16 seconds where Katara actually seems to consider him in a romantic light were there just so that they could milk the will-they-won’t-they for all it’s worth. I thought that there was just no way anyone could spend all that time telling one story, sending one message only to completely disregard it in the end. (aaand looooooool @mini-me what a fool i was, chakra opening rock anyone?)

Like, honestly, the first time i watched this episode I was completely convinced that this scene was foreshadowing the ultimate resolution of Aang’s crush on Katara: Aang realising that it’s one-sided and displaying emotional maturity and self-awareness. And giving his blessing for Katara to pursue other people.

Instead, the poor boy regresses completely, forces a kiss on her and is then rewarded for it by the narrative.

Herbs ( Sorry it's so long)

Acorn: Used for good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power

African Mojo Beans: carried in a pocket, purse, or mojo for good luck

Agrimony: Overcoming fear & inner blockages and dispelling negative emotions. Reversing spells. Use as a wash or oil for healing rituals. Ward off evil entities and poisons

Alfalfa Leaves: Used in money, prosperity, and anti-hungry spells

Allspice: Money, luck, healing, and obtaining treasure. Added determination and energy to any spell

Angelica Root: Very powerful. Protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy. Used in healing and exorcisms. Protects against curses.

Anise Seeds: Used to help ward off the Evil Eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Used in sleep pillows to prevent nightmares

Anise Star: Burned to increase psychic awareness & abilities.  Placed on altar to increase power generated or carried to bring good luck

Arabic Gum Powder: Purification and increased spirituality. Burned to reach meditative state

Arbica Flowers: Psychic powers and protection from spirits

Astragalus Root: Used for protection and energy

Balm of Gilead Tear: Used for love, manifestation, protection, healing, assisting in healing from loss of a loved one.

Barberry Root Bark: Cleansing, sorcery, atonement, freeing oneself from the power or control of another

Basil: Love, exorcism, wealth, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears, and weakness. Drives off hostile spirits

Bat Head Root: Used in spell work, rituals, to obtain wishes

Bay leaves: Used for protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and burn them to make the wish come true. Put in dream pillows for prophetic dreams.

Bayberry Root Bark: Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief

Bee Pollen: Friendship, attraction, love, strength, happiness, and overcoming depression

Birch Bark: Powerful aid divination magic and finding the heart of truth. Other uses protection, exorcism, and purification.

Black Cohosh Root: Love, protection, courage, protection, potency

Black Walnut Bark: Wish magic, access to divine energy, and bringing the blessing of the Gods

Bladderwrack Cut: Protection, sea spells, wind spell, money, and psychic powers

Blessed Thistle Cut: Purification, protection against negativity, evil and hex breaking

Bloodroot Cut: Love, protection, and purification. Hex breaking

Blue Cohosh Cut: Use empowerment, purification, money, drawing, love breaking, and driving away evil

Blue Violet Leaf: Love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection for all evil. Wore to calm tempers and bring sleep

Boneset Leaf: Protection, exorcism and evil spirits. To curse an enemy burn as incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy

Borage Leaf: Courage and psychic powers. Burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character.

Buckthorn Bark: Elf magic, driving away enchantments, luck, wishes

Burdock Root: Used in cleansing magic. Protection incense and spells

Calamus Root: Luck, Healing, money, protection, prevention of hunger & poverty and strengthening/binding spells (Poisonous)

Calendula Flower Petals: Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Put in dream pillows for protection and to make dreams come true

Caraway Seed: Health, love, protection, mental powers, memory, passion, and anti- theft. Improve memory when used in dream spell, remember dreams

Cascara Sagrada Bark: Legal matters, money spells and protection against hexes.

Cat’s Claw Cut: Vision quests, shamanic journeys, money drawings

Catnip Cut: Sacred to Bast. Used in ritual having to do with cats or cat deities. Love, enhance beauty or happiness, protection, bad habits

Cedar: Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Use in sachets to promote calmness

Celery Seed: Used for mental and psychic powers and concentration. Use in dream pillows for to help with sleep

Chamomile Flowers: Used for love, healing, production marriage proposals, gambling luck, prosperity, good fortune, reducing stress, removing hexes, curses, and spells

Chaste Tree Berries: Used in rituals to draw down the moon, chastity, and protection of the home.

Cherry Bark: Lust, direction, frugality, invisibility, magical potency. Burn as an increase while performing divination, or to during love spells

Chickweed: Fertility and love, lunar magic, animal, magic, healing with birds, carry to attract love.

Chicory Root Granules: favors, removing obstacles, and invisibility, positive outlook, sense of humor. Use a black candle and burn as an incense to hex someone.

Chive: Protection and weight loss

Chrysanthemum Flowers: Love, joy, humor, and protection

Cilantro: Protection of gardeners, bring peace to the home, and help attune one with their soul

Cinnamon: Spirituality, success, healing, personal protection, love, luck, strength, passion, and prosperity, associated with fire and the sun

Cinquefoil: An all-purpose magical herb. Love, money, health, power, and wisdom, stimulates memory, eloquence, and self-confidence, financial gain, or by those who are otherwise seeking good fortune and self-improvement, bring love, money, health, power, and wisdom into their live,  business & house blessing

Clover: Ritual baths to aid in financial estrangement. It is also used for lust, money, love, success, luck, blessing and protection of animals.

Cloves: Protection, friendship, banishing hostel or negative forces, mental clarity, money, purify, cleanses the aura.

Coltsfoot Leaves: Wealth, prosperity, love, peace, and tranquility

Comfrey Leaves: Money, safety during travel, stability, anti-theft

Coriander Seed: Love, health, protection, ease pain of broken heart, peace, ward off disease and migraines

Corn Silk: Protection, divination, good luck

Cubeb Berries: Love, lust, adding fire to spells

Cumin Seed: Fidelity, protection, exorcism, anti- theft

Damiana Leaf: Lust, sex magic, attracting love, open chakras and increase psychic abilities (Toxic to the liver)

Dandelion Leaf: Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity, wish

Deer Antler Velvet Powder: Health, stamina, vigor, mental clarity, fertility and longevity (For external use only)

Devil’s Claw : Protection, dispelling unwanted company, and confusing enemies

Dill Seed: Money, protection, luck, lust, keeping away dark forces, house blessings, Lust

Dragon’s Blood: Protection, energy, lush, banishing, purification, and ending bad habits, increase potency of a spell, luck

Dulse: Use for lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals, and pacifying sea winds, peace

Echinacea Augustifolia/ Purpurea: Adding strength to spells, money, altar offerings

Elder Berries: Releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, houses blessings, used in rites of death to protect the loved ones on the way to the Otherworld (May be Poisonous)

Elder Flower: Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessings

Elecampane Root: Banishing and dispel angry or violent vibration, associated with elves, attract love, purify

Eucalyptus: Protection and attracting healing vibration

Eyebright: Psychic ability, improves memory, encourages rationality, brings light into dark and negative situations

Fennel Seed: Strength, vitality and sexual virility, prevents curse, hexes, possession and negative problems

Fenugreek Seed: Money drawing, and fertility magic

Feverfew: Protection while traveling, protection against accidents, cold/flu, love magic, spiritual healing

Flax Seeds: Money spells, healing spells, protection spells

Frankincense: Protection, consecration, meditation, cleansing, purification, offerings at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule, self-will, self-control, the ego, success

Fumitory Herb:  Associated with the Underworld, offering during Samhain, communicating with sports, attracted money, purification

Galangal Root: Winning in court, doubling money, hex breaking; remove evil spells, protection, improving psychic abilities, good health, sex magic

Garlic Powder: Healing, protection, exorcism, purification, guards against negative magic and spirts, invoking Hecate

Ginger Root: Adventure, new experiences, sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, adds strength and speed to anything it’s added to, good health, protection

Gingko Leaf: Fertility, grace, love, beauty, healing, creativity

Ginseng Powder: Love, health, beauty, protection, rejuvenation, longevity, sexual potency

Goldenrod: Money and divination

Grains of Paradise: Luck, love prosperity, protection, getting a job, divination, spells to determine guilt or innocence

Gravel Root: job security, gaining employment, success, and career

Green Tea: Courage or strength, future riches

Gum Arabic: Purification, increase spirituality, good vibration or meditative

Hawthorn Berry: Chasity, fertility, fairy magic, and rebirth

Heather Flowers: Protection, luck, bring rain, protection against violent, peace

Hibiscus Flowers: Love, lust, divination, dreams

High John the Conqueror Root: Strength, confidence, conquering any situation, success, gambling luck, luck, money, love, health, and protection

Honeysuckle Flowers: Money, success, abundance, confidence, intuition, increase psychic powers

Hops: Restfulness, sleep, healing

Horehound: Sacred to Horus, protection, clarity during rituals, creativity, inspiration, balances energy

Horsehoe Chestnut: Money and healing

Hyssop: Purification, lightens vibrations, spiritual opening, cleansing, anti-theft, ritual baths

Irish Moss: luck, money, protection

Jasmine Flowers: Divination, charging, new ideas, wealth, sleep, prophetic dreams

Jezebel Root: Money, achievement, curses and hexes

Juniper Berries: Banish, good health, attract good, healthy energies and love, anti- theft

Kava Kava Root: astral work, travel protection, sex

Kelp: healing, protection, travel protection, psychic powers, business success, attracting customers, any water/ sea/ wind magic

Lavender: Love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace, depression, peace

Lemon Balm: Love, success, healing, psychic, spiritual

Lemon Peel: Cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, removal of blockages, unwanted negative

Lemon Verbena: Purification, attractiveness, prevent dreams

Lemongrass: psychic cleansing/opening and lust

Licorice Root: Love, lust, fidelity

Lily of the Valley: Soothing, calming, peace, tranquility, repelling negativity, harassment, empowering, happiness, mental power, marital longevity

Linden Flower: Love and sleep

Lobelia: Love and preventing storms (Poisonous)

Lucky Hand: Protection and good luck

Lungwort: Air magic, deities of air, protection while travel by air, healing to lungs

Mandrake: Protection, prosperity, fertility, exercising evil, enhancing creativity, increasing potency of spells, attract love, health

Maple Wood: Love, money, wealth, longevity, good luck

Marjoram: Cleansing, purification, dispelling negativity, revealing dreams, protection, love, money, resolving sadness and grief

Marshmallow Root: Protection, psychic power

Mesquite Chips: Healing, cleansing, purification

Milk Thistle Seed: Strength, perseverance, wisdom, aid in decision making

Mistletoe: Fertility, creativity, prevention of illness and misfortune, protection from negative spells, Carry for luck when hunting, associated with Yule, Jupiter, and the sun, fertility, love, protection, prophetic visions

Motherwort: Confidence, success and counter magic

Mugwort: Lust, fertility, prevent backache, cure disease and madness, astral travel, prophetic dreams, clean crystal balls and scrying mirrors

Mullein Leaf: Protection from nightmares & sorcery, courage, cursing and invoking spirits

Mustard Seed: Courage, faith, endurance, luck

Myrrh: Spiritual opening, meditation, healing, high psychic vibrations, peace, blessing of talismans, charms, and magical tools

Nettles Leaf: Dispelling darkness & fear, strengthening will aiding in the ability to handle emergencies, drive off evil & negativity

Nutmeg: Money, prosperity, luck, protection, breaking hexes

Oak Moss: Luck, money, protection, strength

Oat Straw: Money and prosperity

Olive Leaf: Peace, potency, fertility, healing, protection, and lust

Onion Flakes: Prosperity, stability, endurance, protection, negative influences, ending bad habits, and removing illness, sacred to the moon

Orange Peel: Love, divination, luck, money, house blessing

Oregano: Joy, strength, vitality, and added energy

Orris Root: Popularity, persuasiveness and personal success, communication, draw love, protection

Palo Santo: Purification, increase energy flow to the body, meditation, wards off negativity

Papaya Leaf: Banishing evil and intensifying existing love relationships

Paprika: Add energy to any spell

Parsley: Calm, protects the home, money, luck, restores sense of well-being, strength and vitality after surgery or illness

Passion Flower: Attract friendship, prosperity, emotional balance, sex, stress, diminish disagreements

Patchouli: Element of earth, prosperity, fertility, personal growth, money

Patchouly: Money, love, grounding, fertility

Pau d’Arco: Healing of severe diseases

Peach Leaf: Fertility, love, and wisdom

Pennyroyal Leaf: Peace, tranquility, consecration rituals, repelling insects, seasickness, physical strength, endurance, success, good health

Peony Root: Protection from hexes and jinxes, good luck, good fortune, prosperity, success, attract fairies

Peppercorns: Courage, banishing negative vibrations, ward off jealousy against you

Peppermint Leaf:  Increase vibrations, healing purification, peaceful sleep, prophetic dream

Periwinkle: Marriage, mental power, money, grace, protection against snakes and poison, lost memory (May be poisonous)

Pine Cones: Clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding and growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity

Poppy Seed: Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, and invisibility, insomnia

Quassia: Love magic

Raspberry Leaf: healing, protection, love. Carried ( NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth

Rhubarb Root: Fidelity and protection

Rose Buds & Petals: Attracting love, beauty, clairvoyance, domestic peace, happiness, joy of giving

Rose Hips: Healing spells, good luck, calling in good spirits

Rosemary: Healing, good health, love, lust, prevent nightmares, purification and removing negativity

Sage: Self-purification, grief, loss, mental ablilty, wisdom, negative energy, spiritual, emotional, and physical health, well- being

Sandalwood: Removing negativity, increasing opportunities and bringing success, protection, healing, exorcism, purification

Sarsaparilla Root: Sexual vitality, health, love, money

Sassafras: Health, money, and overcoming addictions

Saw Palmetto Berries: Healing, protection, exorcism, passion, spiritual openings

Skullcap: Fidelity, commitment, relaxation, binding oaths, consecrate vows

Sea Salt: Cleansing crystals, purification, consecration, grounding, protection magic and rituals

Senna Leaf: Lust and love, enhance tact and diplomacy

Spanish Moss: Protection, opening blockages, and dispelling negativity

Spearmint Leaves: Protection while sleeping, healing, love

Spikenard Root: Bring luck, ward off illness

Squaw Vine: All matters of fertility and childbirth

St. John’s Wort: Protection, banishing, protection, blessing, depression, sorrow, prevent colds, protection from evil spirits, divination

Strawberry Leaf: Attract success; good fortune, and favorable circumstances, luck, pregnant women carry to ease pain for pregnancy and childbirth

Sulfur Powder: Used to dispel or prevent a hex on you

Sunflower Petals: Energy, protection, power, wisdom, wishes

Tansy: Health, invisibility, immortality, longevity, keeping evil out of the house

Tarragon: Healing in abusive situation and compassion magic

Thyme: Loyalty, affection, and good opinion of others, grief, strength, courage, banishing, purification, luck, health, warding off nightmares

Tonka: Love, wishes, courage, gain prosperity, courage, luck, protection

Vervain: Protection, purification, money, youth, peace, healing, sleep, wealth, depression, creativity

White Oak Bark: Wisdom, strength, youthfulness, attractiveness, fertility, negativity

White Pine Bark: Clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, also used cleansing, purification, repelling negativity

White Sage: Purification, evil spirits, negative energies, prosperity, fertility and longevity, money

White Willow: Blessing of the moon, healing, binding, wishes, divination

Wintergreen: Good fortune, luck, purification

Witch Hazel: Chastity, protection, grief, broken heart, love spells, ward off evil

Witches Grass: Happiness, lust, love, exorcism, overcoming obstacle, reversing hexes, depression

Wood Betony: Purification, protection, nightmares, despair

Wormwood: removing anger, stopping wars, protection from the Evil Eye, accidents, clairvoyance, to summon spirts, divination, bring enemies misfortune

Yarrow Flowers: Healing, hand fasting, weddings, divination, love, negativity, ward off fears, courage, confidence, psychic opening

Yellow Dock: Fertility, healing, money, attract customers

Yerba Santa: Beauty, healing, psychic powers, protection, ward off illness, use in bath if you think you are hexed

Yohimbe Bark: Love, lust, virility, fertility, cursing

Yucca Root: Protection, purification, cleanse and purify the body before magic, remove curse

Root Chakra

The root chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine.

It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment and with the Earth.

The Root Chakra is the most instinctual of all chakras - it is your survival center. Your fight and flight response is initiated from this chakra. This is your primal, animal nature.

The energy of the Root Chakra allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during trying times. It connects us with spiritual energies of our ancestors, their challenges and their triumphs.

The Root chakra carries our ancestral memories, basically everyone experiences challenges or blockages within this chakra.

War, famine, natural disasters, and any events that threaten our basic survival,  are all recorded within energies of the first chakra.

These memories are imprinted in the subtle body and are passed down from generation to generation creating unconscious generational patterns.

It is our work to take responsibility for our own lives and bring to light that which is unconscious.

All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. Usually, balancing one chakra will create change in another chakra.

It is important though to balance the root chakra first, before we proceed to others, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth.

We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure.

Root Chakra at a glance:

               Sanskrit name: Muladhara - root support
               Element: Earth
               Color: Red
               Shape: Square
               Petals of the lotus: Four
               Seed sound: LANG
               Vowel sound: O
               Rights: To have
               Endocrine gland: Adrenal cortex
               Physical association:

               The skeletal structure, teeth,large intestine, kidneys, blood
               Psychological function: Survival and self preservation
               Identity: Physical identity
               Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
               Challenge: Fear
               Plane: Physical plane
               Planets: Saturn, Earth
               Deity: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha
               Mythological Animal: White elephant with seven trunks
               Sense organ: Nose
               Predominant sense: Smell
               Incense: Cedar
               Herb: Sage
               Sephira: Malkuth
               Tarot suite: Pentacles

Root Chakra Affirmations

Affirmations are a great way to begin to heal negative programming that can be embedded in our subtle body.

  • I feel deeply rooted
  • I am connected to my body
  • I feel safe and secure
  • Just like a tree or a star, I have a right to be here
  • I stand for my values, for truth, and for justice
  • I have what I need
  • I am grounded, stable, and standing on my own two feet
  • I nurture my body with healthy food, clean water, exercise, relaxation, and connection with nature
  • I am open to possibilities
  • I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to grow and transform
  • I trust in the goodness of life
  • I make choice that are healthy and good for me
  • I trust myself
  • I love life        

Root Chakra Crystals to Carry

  • Red Carnelian — Light red to orange — Semi-precious — Historically worn for strength and courage, red carnelian is used to cleanse and activate.
  • Red Jasper — Earthy red — Semi-precious — Known as the “ring bringer” stone, red jasper is used to cleanse and balance.
  • Bloodstone — Dark green with red spots — Semi-precious — Traditionally worn to promote self-esteem and repel negativity, it is used to cleanse and balance.
  • Black Tourmaline — Black — Semi-precious — Used for spiritual grounding, this stone is good for cleansing and balancing.
  • Obsidian — Black — Organic gemstone — A stone of protection, obsidian is good for cleansing and balancing.

Cleansed and charged healing stones and gems are most effective when they’re in close proximity to the affected chakra. Commonly, they are worn as jewelry or placed directly over the chakra in need of healing. There are numerous ways to incorporate healing stones into your lifestyle and environment. For instance, you may place them around your home and office space, carry them on your person, or even wear them as jewelry.

Whenever there is a blockage in the chakra system, physical and non-physical signs manifest. However, since the root chakra is where energy is initially raised, any disruption in energy flow through the chakra makes it impossible to achieve balance in the remaining six chakras. Signs of a blocked root chakra can include:

  • low blood pressure
  • anemia
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • digestive and bowel problems

Traditional recommendations for root chakra healing include dietary changes and regular exercise. But when these steps aren’t enough, you may want to consider using the healing properties of crystals and gemstones to restore balance. As with any approach to energy healing, remember, it can take a while for symptoms to completely subside.

Feed the Root Chakra  with:  Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, and protein rich food like eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. The spices that suit it are chives, paprika and pepper. 

    Tips To help open your Root Chakra:

    Stand

    When you’re feeling less than grounded stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and relax your upper body. Let your arms rest comfortably at your sides and allow your hips to rest slightly forward. Breathe deeply and with each exhale feel your connection to the earth deepen.

    Rinse Off

    Simply taking a shower can help cleanse and balance the root chakra. Be aware of your physical body as you bathe, Mindful awareness is a tremendous tool for healing the first chakra.

    Get Moving

    Everyday physical movement, from running to completing chores around the house, is a great way to heal your root chakra. The key is to be aware of your body and feel the sensation of movement. Awareness is crucial to healing.

    Mindful Walking

    Whether you are walking out in nature or down a crowded city street, be aware of every step you take. Concentrate on your breath and every footfall. With every step take note of the sensation you feel each time your foot touches the ground. Mindfulness of something as mundane as walking can activate the root chakra and ground you to the earth.

    Visualize Red

    Wearing the color red or incorporating it into the decor of your home environment or workspace is a gentle reminder to be aware of the primal, core energy of your root chakra. You can even take this one step further by visualizing, or meditating on, the color red. For instance, take a few seconds or even a few minutes to visualize a radiant, red ball of energy at the base of your spine. See it brighten and radiate downward as it illuminates your lower extremities and grounds you.

    Dancing

    Dancing is a great way to open up your root chakra. Whether you dance in public or behind closed doors, the key is to let the rhythm guide you. Allowing the body to be free to move uninhibited will dispel negativity, open and balance the first chakra.

    Stretch and Breathing Exercises

    Adopting a regular yoga routine is another great tool to open up, heal, and balance the root chakra. Introducing simple forward bends and standing positions can help stretch your legs, back and spine giving you a strong foundation. To ground yourself and activate your root chakra, try these poses to foster balance and focus:

    • Tree (Vrksasana)
    • Eagle (Garudasana)
    • Mountain (Tadasana)
    • Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
    • Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

      Lemon and Rose Quartz Infused Water

      After some time spent infusing my water, I have noticed the many benefits it has to offer for the mind and body! This infusion contains a couple slices of Lemon and a Rose Quartz. The benefits are endless, it’s literally a magickal potion in a bottle!

      Properties and Benefits:

      Lemon

      The traditional drink of lemon and honey can be spiced up with ginger and garlic to make a potent brew for colds, coughs, and digestive disorders. Overall, this fruit improves resistance to infection due to it’s antioxidant, antiseptic, detoxifying, and nutritive properties. This specific lemon infused water is perfect for those seeking to cleanse and detoxify the mind and body. Lemon is rich in vitamin C which stimulates liver metabolism and can assist in strengthening the immune system.

      Rose Quartz

      This stone is well known to lower stress and tension in the heart which leads to assisting in steering clear of anger, jealousy, and resentment towards others. It aids in healing heart issues and disease associated with holding on to negative emotions. Rose Quartz, the “Love Stone” can be used to attract Love and strengthen self-love within oneself.

      When I drink this infused water, I like to think of it as a little ritual for myself based on the properties it contains. Every sip is drank with intentions of detoxifying my mind and body of unwanted elements such as toxins and negativity. I visualize my heart Chakra opening up and a green light glowing and growing larger with each sip. Do this and you will see change in your mindset and how much more refreshed and positive you will feel!

      Happy Healing!

      - Jacqueline, the Plant Lady.

      Shutting Down and Rebooting the Chakras

      To begin with, let me say this isn’t literally shutting down your chakras. Shutting them down would mean dying.

      However, each of our chakras run on a kind of affirmation or feeling. For example, people with type A personalities in high-powered jobs tend to have an overactive solar plexus chakra. They are full of energy and purpose but they derive it all from the job. That energy and purpose is dependent on job performance. This is why when people lose their jobs or experience unexpected career shifts, they find themselves in this terrible powerless place.

      Their chakras were running on these shallow affirmations and aspirations. Because of that, their flow of energy was subject to the whim of samsara.

      Booting down the chakras, therefore, means dropping your samsaric affirmations. After that, you boot up using dharmic affirmations. The difference between a samsaric affirmation and a dharmic affirmation is that a samsaric affirmation is subject to impermanence whereas a dharmic affirmation is not.

      An example would be love. Some people depend on having a boyfriend or girlfriend in order to feel loving and loved. This means your heart chakra opens with this person and closes with their absence. This is why breakups can be so hard; love suddenly just vanishes. That is a samsaric affirmation of the heart.

      A dharmic affirmation of the heart is to Love. The truth is that it doesn’t matter whether or not someone loves you. Because you don’t feel the love. If you are full of confusion, ignorance, and hate, no matter how much love is poured your way, it cannot touch you.

      But if you are loving, if you love just to love, and open your heart to the present moment despite whatever it may contain, then that love depends on nothing. It fluctuates on nothing. Endless and powerful and rooted, this love will endure lifetimes.

      The affirmations:

      Shutting Down:

      7: I am not uniting with a higher power.

      6: I am not having special or unique thoughts.

      5: I am not expressing my ego’s reactions.

      4: I am not seeking love from anything else.

      3: I am not executing my agenda.

      2: I am not led by lust.

      1: I am not consuming to justify my existence.

      Booting Up:

      1: I am here because the earth wants me here.

      2: I am purposeful divine art.

      3: I am what determines the world I live in.

      4: I am love.

      5: I am always a sincere expression of the moment.

      6: I am honest with reality and observe without judgment.

      7: I am Being.

      Each number corresponds to a chakra. You start at the highest chakra, the crown, and work your way down. Then you start at the bottom and work your way up. Do this while sitting with back straight or lying down. Combine it with visuals of each chakra.

      When done right, this is a solid wake up call to remember that we draw the energy of our existence from the cosmos itself and nowhere else.

      Namaste.

      #TuesdayTruth

      What Are The 7 Chakras?

      1. Crown - Intuition. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and it represents our connection to the universe. When we focus on our crown chakra during meditations we are strengthening intuition and mental clarity. Signs of the crown chakra opening could be intense bursts of pain in the top of the head.

      2. Third eye - Sight. Our third eye chakra sits in the pineal gland in the very centre of our forehead and it allows us to see, rather than just look which is what our two physical eyes are for. When the third eye is opening we may be able to see colours during meditations.

      3. Throat - Speech. The throat chakra is for clairvoyance which is the ability to speak clearly and it sits directly in the middle of the throat. During our awakening process we may find it easier to speak our truth and this is a sign that the throat chakra has been activated. 

      4. Heart - Love. Our ability to love ourselves and others is dependant on how open our heart chakra is. It can become closed off through various traumas and toxins we introduce to the body, but we can open it by creating a relationship with ourselves and eating green foods.

      5. Solar plexus - Power. When we recognise our power we are able to create the reality we desire, this power comes from the solar plexus chakra. We can facilitate the opening of this chakra by eating yellow foods such as pineapples and practicing manifestation techniques.

      6. Sacral - Creativity. The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen a few inches below the navel and it is our connection to creativity as well as pleasure and sexuality. To experience fulfilling sexual experiences with others as well as enhanced creativity we can concentrate our sexual energies into our creative outlets.

      7. Root - Grounding. The base of the spine or tailbone area houses our root chakra which represents our survival instincts, which can often be linked to money & food. Kundalini yoga is particularly effective for activating the root chakra which can help us to ground ourselves.

      Our bodies are the most sophisticated technology on the planet.

      Peace & positive vibes.

      Kyanite is an example of a very high vibration crystal! It has an extremely high energy level, and is one of my all time favorite crystals for chakra work. It has the unique ability of aligning the chakras instantly, and without intention, bringing a calming and centered feeling to the wearer.

      Kyanite is an awesome stone to work with for meditation. It is one of the few crystals (like Citrine), that never needs to be cleansed because it doesn’t retain or absorb negative vibrations or negative energy.

      It’s an amazing communication stone, probably because it’s so good for the Throat Chakra! It boosts self-expression and psychic abilities. It also helps shine a light through the fog of fears and blockages which allow the wearer to speak their truth. It’s a great stone for public speakers!

      In the psychic realm, this crystal is said to be one of the best for connecting with your spirit guides. It’s also a great stone for protection during Astral Projection. I recently started sleeping with a Kyanite crystal on my bedside table and was amazed at the vivid dreams I started having!

      For healers, this is a great crystal to wear while you are working because it places a shield around you. It also is a conductor of healing energy (why it’s so great at aligning and opening the chakras), and it also can act like a kind of grounding antenna for spiritual energy.

      Such an amazing crystal! A must have for people that like to meditate and/or do chakra work!