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Onions in Witchcraft

So I had two requests, one relating to onions, and one relating to sympathetic magic, and I couldn’t get the two out of my head, so I’m going to combine them and talk about using onions in general, but especially as a poppet! All the opinions are mine, except when stated and sourced otherwise

Onions and witchcraft kind of go hand in hand for me. As a kitchen witch, they also hold a special place in my heart. I found a post once that said something to the effect of, “the smell of garlic and onion cooking feeds my soul,” and it is absolutely so true. There is no other herb/ingredient I use more in my cooking than onion. They are versatile, delicious, good for you, and chock full of uses for witches. Just to list a few;

  • Can be used in protection charms
  • Also good for fertility spells!
  • Great for spirit work
  • Use them in healing spells (or recipes :D )
  • As scapegoats and poppets
  • Also great for curses!

And now, let us delve into these different uses! 

Using Onions For Protection

The reason I think onions are so great for protection magic is about.. 75% based on the fact that they have a very offensive smell. I mean that in both the “eww gross” offensive, and also like, the “actively aggressive” way, especially when it pertains to using them in witchcraft. The stench works for you in two ways. First, it acts as a repellent, it’s the most basic ingredient for any ward I do. The smell makes people (and some other nasties) want to run in the opposite direction! If that doesn’t do the trick, then we get the OTHER offensive side of onions, that literally attacks unwanted energies and entities. Onions are both scary looking and super strong, so just in case something has the balls to try to go face-to-face with your scary looking onion pal, it can then whoop the ass of that nasty! 

Using Onions For Fertility

I consider onions great for fertility related works because they are so easy to grow! Next to potatoes, there’s nothing I am better at growing than onions! Because they seem to reproduce faster than I can use them, I always have extra on hand. While I don’t have any uses for fertility spells necessarily, you can adapt fertility to mean a few different things, including “abundance.” In this case, it means that I use onions in areas where I need “more” of something. For instance, I might include onions in a spell for drawing extra money to me, or in a charm bag to promote an abundance of joy and good health in my home. You catch my drift?

Using Onions For Spirit Work

Alright so I don’t actually do spirit work (on account of my wife being a scaredy-cat but NBD), but what I DO is make a few spell bags and charms to keep ghosties out, and that includes a very large helping of onion powder. In fact, I would say that besides for salt, I use onion the most for everything. I associate onions with spirit work and dead people because they are buried in the ground! In Hellenic Polytheism, things that are buried in the ground usually reside in the realm of Kthonic deities, like Haides, and Persephone, as opposed to Ouranic deities, like Zeus, Apollo, Hermes(in some forms). I would love to hear from people who do spirit work on their opinions on this! 

Using Onions For Healing

Onions are scientifically proven to be super awesome for your body. They strengthen your immune system, help control your blood sugar, speed up the healing process while also being an anti-inflammatory, and much much more! Of course it’s a healing herb! That means I can use it in everything from spells and charm bags to full blown recipes, or even straight on my skin, raw! One of my most favorite kitchen witchy things to do is make Fire Cider every fall! It’s a perfect example of the almighty Onions healing powers! 

Onions as Scapegoats and Poppets

Because of the nature of onions, and their diversity, I find that one of the best ways to use them are for sympathetic magic. For me, onions are pure, basically a blank slate energetically, which makes them perfect candidates to use for poppets and the like. First, they are generally easy to take apart in some form or another, whether slicing it, or carving it like a pumpkin. This makes it easy to put items, herbs and other such things inside it when trying to go for the poppet thing or even just a taglock for the scapegoat idea. Another reason they are great is because onions do overtime have an outward change of state. So, after three or four months, that onion you made into a poppet to catch up all that negativity is looking pretty fucking nasty. Well, that’s an outward and obvious sign of the way your magic and science coincided. You have this physical proof that this onion has been affected by it’s environment, physically and magically. I happen to think that’s pretty awesome. 

Using Onions For Curses

I also like using onions for curses, with the same sympathetic magic idea. One of my favorite ways to curse used to be to slice open a lemon, slide a name inside it, and to put pins through the whole thing. Now, I do that with onions and it works just as well! They also work well by slicing or dicing them and burying a poppet, piece of paper, or something else similar. I would even say that it could be interesting for a kitchen witch curse, to dice onions, shred a paper with the information for the curse on it, throw in a little bit of those *super fucking hot spices* and sautê it all together, only to dump it into the trash or in a jar to rot or what have you! 
So this is in no way an exhaustive list of what onions can be used for in witchcraft, i just wanted to give a little information about how I used them in my practice! 

Mineral Mondays: Moonstone

Other names: Hecatolit, Chandrakanta, Feldspath Nacré

History:

Moonstone is a type of Feldspar that has excellent light diffracting qualities. The ancient Romans considered moonstone to be solidified moonlight. Deposits of moonstone are found in Armenia, Australia, the Austrian Alps, Mexico, Madagascar, Myanmar, Norway, Poland, India, Sri Lanka, and the United States. 

It is currently the state gem for Florida to commemorate the Moon landings, though it does not naturally occur there. 

Associations: 

Astrological Sign: Cancer
Chakra: brow
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Gods/Goddesses: Most Lunar Deities, Diana, Selene, Artemis, Isis, Chandra

Uses:

Body: It cleanses the lymphatic system and strengthens the immune system and helps fight signs of aging giving the wearer a youthful glow.

Mind: Moonstone cleanses and strengthens the aura helping the wearer feel more energetic and positive. It is also said to help stabilize emotions, prevent mood swings and hormonal imbalances as well as relieve PMS symptoms.

Magick: Moonstone can be worn to attract true love and arouse passion. Wearing moonstone can help protect sensitive emotions. It can also be worn to enhance divination and encourage prophetic dreams and pleasant dreams and to prevent nightmares. It is an excellent focal point for meditation and can also be used for scrying. It represents the yin, so it attracts peaceful energy and brings about a calm, balanced state. Typically, Moonstone is protective of travelers, particularly at night and/or by sea and is considered generally lucky.

Tips for Use:

If you give your lover a moonstone necklace under the light of the full moon, there will always be passion between you. It is also useful to help settle disagreements between lovers and return the relationship to a peaceful status.

Sewn into garments, moonstone is said to enhance fertility.

Care:

Moonstone is relatively soft stone, 6 on the Mohs scale, so it should be handled with care as it can be easily scratched or crushed.  It can be cleaned with plain water and a soft cloth. If it gets scratched, take it to a jeweler to have it polished out. Charge your moonstone in the light of of the waxing moon and keep it out of direct sunlight.

*CAUTION*

Feldspars like moonstone contain aluminum which should not be ingested. However, tumbled moonstone is safe to wear as jewelry and hold in the hand, even for long periods. It should not be crushed and added to elixers. Always wear a mask and take care not to inhale the dust when grinding and engraving moonstone.

STRAWBERRIES

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.

They are full of fibre, and one cup (250 mL) contains an entire day’s worth of vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system and protects connective tissue. Berries may help keep blood sugar in check; they contain red-blue natural plant compounds called anthocyanins that may help lower blood sugar.

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Originally posted by grinding-on-baek

Summary: After a month of being broke at college, you finally find a place to stay, but the only con is that there is nine other people you have to share a house with - one in particular who makes it his mission to irritate you at every turn - but they’re hiding something from you. Something big. (1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7)
Scenario: Werewolf!AU, college!AU, series
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A Beginner's Guide to Detoxing

For tmphenomenon:

I was looking forward to writing this for you because I love seeing young, black people do things to better their overall health (so we can be fine and sexy forever and slay into eternity, Amen). ALSO, ‘CAUSE, YOU’RE FAM FOR LIFE!!!

Why people detox:

When we enjoy delicious ass shit from our affordable fast food restaurants, we are destroying our body. Most of the time, the food we eat has been fried, dyed, processed, “enriched,” packaged, repackaged, and distributed, so by the time it gets to us it’s not really even food, though it tastes fucking amazing. It really messes with our internal health and perspective, clouding our judgment and fucking up our life. The healthier you eat and drink in general, the more clarity you have.

To combat the nasties, your body needs mini-cleanses every now and then so your digestive system can properly eliminate the bad, allowing for the absorption of good vitamins and nutrients we actually need. This strengthens your immune system and cleanses the blood. It also helps to block certain negative creepy crawlies that try to infect our cells.

The body eliminates toxins via the kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes, but most of the time it’s using all of its energy to break down everything we eat. Therefore, the toxins just float around and wreck havoc because the body ain’t got time to kick them out.

Buckle, up! Here we go! 

BODY

Food + drinks:

1. Lots of liquids- this flushes out all the bad stuff. It’s good that you already drink lots of water, but we need to kick that up a notch with herbs that will help cleanse your liver and colon, bettering your overall digestive health. I, of course, being a ratchet hippie, recommend tea. 

 a) infuse water overnight (slices of cucumber or lemon in a bottle). See tumblr for the chart of when is best to drink water for the most benefits + recipes at bottom.

b) green tea or herbal tea, start off with green +honey then work your way up 

c) juice! -fresh, not-from-concentrate, not- bullshit into thinking it’s healthy

You don’t even need a juicer, honestly. pour some water in a blender and spinach in there. BOOM. juice.

2. Fresh fruits and veggies (it’s cheaper to do this in smoothie-form). Big bags of spinach, bananas, and whatever fruit you blended up in a cheap blender (I got my from Wal-Mart for $15 and found another one at Goodwill for 3).

3. Fiber: This will help your body get rid of the toxins easier. I recommend eating at least one of the following ever day: brown rice, sprouted bread (NOTHING “enriched,” that just means bleached to look pretty -__-), cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, etc. Fruits and veggies have an ass of fiber, so if you’re already eating those, you’re good.*

*If you don’t want to do the actual work, I recommend Bolthouse farms green juices. They taste good, have no preservatives, and are like 2.35 for 8 servings at Aldi. If y'all don’t have Aldi, I’ll get you some. Also, a lot of people mix these with water to stretch them, but also to make sure your body isn’t overwhelmed.

4. Take some type of vitamin. When I was drunk I ranted about “eating the rainbow,” because different colors correspond to different essential nutrients we need to survive the human experience. These colors also correspond to the 7 chakras. If you’re eating right, it balances other aspects of your life as well. Most of the time ain’t nobody got money or time for that, so buy a cheap one-a-day multivitamin so you won’t shock your body during detox.

What do the colors of fruits and veggies mean? (pic via @catasana)

Blue/purple= high antioxidant + balance bood pressure

Green= remove toxins and carcinogens, also sources of vitamin K, folic acid, omega 3 fatty acids

Yellow= Lutein (good for eyes), healthy fats, pretty skin

Red= powerful antioxidants 

Orange= vitamins A +C

Tans/weird beiges–usually high fiber content

5. Healthy fats- Depending on how long you want to detox, you’ll need to reintroduce heavier foods into your diet, after mostly eating fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc., so you won’t shock your body when you eat a piece of pizza

Try: Salmon, avocados, walnuts, etc.

6. Simply substitute slowly (alliteration for that ass!) Going cold turkey will make you miserable. Instead of french fries, get sweet potato fries. Instead of ranch dressing, get Italian or something oil/vinegar based. Instead of iceberg lettuce (which is honestly trash, and I would slap the fuck out of anyone who tried to serve it to me), get romaine. 

1 month detox:

First week: just drink one green smoothie/drink/tea (or eat your fill of fruit) every morning and don’t change anything else. Soon your body will start to crave whatever is in your smoothie.

You can also alternate between a green smoothie, a scrambled egg on toast w/ avocado, or BOTH. Whatever else you want that’s not like… frosted flakes you can pretty much have. You just want you body to get into a routine. Avoid heavy, delicious foods like pancakes, pasta (anything wheat-based. we’re prepping your digestive system) and no candy +sugar.

Second week: Make your breakfast AND lunch “green.” Have a big ass salad or lots of vegetables with a side of sweet potatoes or something. NO CHEESE (feta/goat cheese is okay though–easier for body to digest and less allergenic). We’re not even supposed to have dairy products, because it doesn’t agree with our systems at all, plus it’s gross (but so delicious).

I tell non-vegetarians that it’s okay to have chicken and lighter choices, but stay away from beef and dairy products. Listen to your body. Once it’s detoxing, you’ll start to crave everything you DON’T need to have. Especially sugar. Pretty much any fast food we eat is jacked up on sucrose. 

The first 2-3 days you might feel super crappy because your body is ridding yourself of toxins, but  once you get past that you’ll have an unusual amount of energy.

Third week: If you made it past the cravings hurdle, up the ante. Have a green juice before bed as well as in the morning. Stick with your one green meal for lunch or dinner. It is important that you eat enough, otherwise you will feel weak. Plants and herbs give you a lot of energy but you need to EAT them and drink them. We feel full after eating a burger but lethargic the next day because we just poisoned our body. We feel awesome after having a big ole salad because we basically just ate direct sun energy.

Last week: Listen to your body. The first time I did any kind of detox, I was so eager to stick to a plan, but every plan doesn’t work for everybody. Your body will tell you what it needs and by this time you’ll know what it is you’re supposed to be eating and drinking. It takes 21 days to break a habit (I don’t know if this is true, but let’s go with that).

Also, your body might not need a full month, and it might need longer than a month. You can tell how you’re doing by your energy level, whether or not you had a detox reaction (the feeling crappy, almost flu-like), and if you’re shitting regularly. 

Common types of detoxes:

Some people detox for weight loss, health issues, or just want to give their bodies a break. From what I’ve experienced, here are the most popular types:

1) Strictly juicing/liquids: unfeasible for you because you’re on your feet all day or using your energy on snapchat. The longest I’ve seen someone do a juice cleanse is for 41 days, but usually they’re 3-5, just to give your body a break)

2) All green- basically, no animal products and not a lot of processed food. Plant-based/(80/20 raw/cooked) are common forms. If you eat pasta/fries/pizza, you make it yourself and know all the ingredients going into it. Be cheap and buy frozen fruits and vegetables and make stir fry. Whatever you want to learn how to make, check out organigasm’s instagram and I’ll send you the recipe. It doesn’t have to be flavorless and fucking boring to be healthy.

3) Paleo- Yes: Fruits, Vegetables, Seafood, Nuts & Seeds, Healthy Fats, Lean Meat. No: Dairy, Grains, Processed Food, Processed Sugar, Legumes, Starches, Alcohol. Honestly, I think this diet is a fad that comes up with different names every few decades. Seriously, a bunch of rich people use this to diet or have “healthy lifestyles,” but thousands upon thousands of families don’t have access to these types of foods. I digress.

MIND:

1. Set your intentions when you wake up in the morning. Example: “Today, will be fan-fucking-tastic,” or you can thank the creator or thank your body for helping you out with your shenanigans. Keep it to yourself, write it down, shout it out, whatever. You need to start your day with positive thoughts to ensure you have the willpower to make it. You will crave everything you DO NOT need.

2. Work-out at least 30 minutes a day, and if you can’t do that, try 3/7 times a week. Start somewhere. Dance it out when you get out of the shower, walk down the street at a fast pace–whatever, again, just get moving.

3. For strength of body and mind, I recommend yoga, and I hope your stubborn ass considers it (it also makes for fun sex, I’m just saying).

Here’s a link to good poses for detoxing: http://bodyunburdened.com/yoga-for-detox-10-poses-that-promote-cleansing/ + youtube and netflix have free videos FOR NOOBZ!#@

4. Before you go to bed, clear all the negative energy you can. I’m not gonna get into all the stuff, but like when you woke up, write it down, draw it out, etc.

Doing this throughout the detox will allow you to clear your mind and determine what works for you during this new journey!

5. Get enough sleep–This is a tough one, but while you’re sleeping your body does the most incredible things. Seriously, you will thank yourself. Even if you only get 4 hours of sleep, getting 15 extra minutes, then gradually increasing REALLY helps.

Final tips:

1. eat your biggest meal at lunchtime (your metabolism is peaking from about 12pm-8pm)

2. SLEEP. Seriously. Your body is healing you. Let it help.

3. I will help you meal prep, but frozen vegetables + canned beans, packaged nuts keep the costs of detoxing low. Also, farmer’s have good ass prices. Take a fine honey on a date to the farmer’s market and cook a sexy meal afterwards.

4. Try new things. Seriously. You can’t eat a cucumber and an apple every day and expect magic to happen. 

5. Don’t overcook anything. Leave that broccoli a little crunchy. Don’t kill the nutrients, bro.

6. cheat! allow yourself one day during the first two weeks to cheat on your detox, or whenever you fucking feel like. you deserve rounds… of krispy kreme donuts. TREAT. YO. SELF. 

7. Don’t count calories, or carbs, or whatever the fuck the newest pyramid says to do. 

Good Water Infusion Combos:

1. lemon/lime +mint + honey

2. strawberries, blueberries

3. pineapple + basil

4. grapefruit/orange

5. mango + peaches

6. apple+ cinnamon + honey 

Final thoughts: Really, once you get used to it, you’re always detoxing. Even drinking a cup of tea a day and still eating like shit is better than nothing.  Just be kind to yourself. It’s a process, and I’m still learning, but I get better every day. Good luck! I’m always here to help. 

Now, let’s go detox, y'all.

✌️

Amethyst 

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone.  It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.  Amethyst is a natural tranquilliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.  Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.  Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.  It has strong healing and cleansing powers.  Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions.  It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.  Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams.  It relieves insomnia.  Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism.  It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumours and aids in tissue regeneration.  Cleanses the blood.  Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress.  Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension.  It reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders.  Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.

Healing Crystals and Stones For Pets

  • Agate - You cannot go wrong with the Agate family. The powerful yet gentle energy of Agate can open the channels of communication between you and your pet, will balance your pet’s energy, assist with sleep, calm anxiety, and help your pet focus during training.
  • Amber – a great stone for pets due to its versatility, Amber is a wonderful and supportive healing stone.  While not technically a crystal (Amber is fossilized tree resin) this is what promotes its connection to past life issues or any kind of physical healing.  Amber is also known to have both a calming and energizing effect, dependant on what is needed at the moment.  This attribute makes Amber perfect for both the smaller, hyper animals with high metabolism, as well as larger and calmer ones.  
  • Amethyst - use for everything from pain to disorientation.  Amethyst’s energy perks up couch potato pets, clears negative energy while balancing your pet’s energy fields, calms rattled nerves, and is an all-around healer.
  • Black Obsidian - great for reptile owners as Obsidian absorbs negative energy and heat. Reptiles will love its heat-retaining qualities, and the shiny black stone will look good in their habitat too. Just be sure the stones have smooth edges.
  • Black Onyx - a great stone for outdoor pets, because it is known to draw out negative energies and entities, which can be helpful for things like fleas and parasites.  As such, it is good for the bowels.  A very protective stone, Black Onyx is supportive of physical strength and stamina, and can be helpful during times of stress, such as physical illness, trauma, or even during fights with other animals.
  • Bloodstone- supports overall health, strength, and endurance.  Wearing or carrying Bloodstone is helpful for balancing the chakras and for grounding negative or excessive energies.  Bloodstone is also commonly used to increase intuition, which would be indispensable to any animal.
  • Blue Calcite - use when your pet is recuperating from surgery or trying to settle into a new home.  Its relaxing energy soothes nerves, relieves anxieties, and helps with sleep. This is a great crystal to use with nervous, high-strung animals.
  • Blue Lace Agate - promotes sleep, calms an anxious pet, and boosts self-esteem.
  • Calcite - benefits the skeletal system.
  • Carnelian- promotes emotional warmth, individuality, courage, happiness, and harmony. It alsohelps release emotions such as anger, fear, and envy. Attach a Carnelian charm to your shy or nervous dog or cat’s collar.  Carnelian is also beneficial for skin problems.
  • Clear Quartz- a master healer that is effective for all conditions, strengthening the aura and protecting against negative energies.  Clear Quartz will help strengthen your pet’s immune system, which will improve his or her overall health. It can also stimulate energy levels. Dog and cat owners use it during training as quartz heightens communication between the pet and its owner. Bird owners could use it as well when taming and training new birds.  Clear Quartz is great for amplifying intention, so you could program it with a specific purpose for your pet, before use.  If you decide to use Clear Quartz for your pets, you should clear it in the evenings, as it will absorb any negative vibes with which your pet has come into close contact.
  • Coral- kidneys and bladder
  • Fluorite- bones (blue), respiration (blue, green or clear), blood purification or lymph glands (green), digestion (green or yellow).
  • Garnet - reproductive system
  • Green Moss Agate - a wonderful source of Earth energy. Relaxing and grounding.
  • Hematite - muscular system
  • Jasper - the supreme nurturing stone. Its grounding ability supports tranquility and inner strength during times of stress or danger. Dalmatian Jasper is especially popular for use with animals as it grounds and helps alleviate fears.
  • Kyanite- alignment of all Chakras, tendons or bones
  • Malachite - heart problems, liver detoxification (WARNING:  Do not permit your pet or animal to eat this stone or put it in their drinking water.  Malachite has very high levels of copper and can lead to serious or fatal blood poisoning if even very small amounts are swallowed.  FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.)
  • Rose Quartz- injuries, wounds, reduces stress.  Rose Quartz is the stone to use if your dog or cat is aloof and standoffish. Rose Quartz energy will help your pet learn to accept love and companionship without fear. It is ideal to use with rescued animals, injured or sick animals, or when introducing a new pet into your household. Acceptance of the new member of the family (be it another dog or a new baby) will run a smoother course.
  • Smokey Quartz - nervous system, swellings.  If you have more than one pet in the house, and the animals socialize, then you may have squabbles from time to time. Smoky Quartz works to reduce future hostilities by grounding and clearing negative energies in your household, which would also benefit any human squabblers.
  • Sodalite - calming, nervousness, good for settling down during travel
  • Sugilite - death and dying
  • Turquoise- a master healer that can be used for everything, protective
fic for victuuri week day two!

Title: i didn’t need to graduate, anyway

Rating: Teen.

Wordcount: 4.2k
Summary:  

Based on the prompt: “i’ve been brought to the future for historical study and you’re one of the scholars questioning me.” In which Yuuri has to interview someone from the past, and Victor was a famous figure skater who died about 50 years ago. It’s hard to interview someone when you’re either flirting or gossipping, fyi. /
“Um, Mr. Nikiforov,” he starts, wincing at how stupidly awkward he sounds.

“Oh, please.” From where he’s sitting down at the table, Victor smiles at him, leaning forward just a bit, and sets his palm over the back of Yuuri’s hand, making him snap up to stare at him. “Just call me Victor.”

Link to AO3: here

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keep sickies away!

it’s getting chilly outside (some of you even have snow like us) so here are some ways to prevent littles from getting sick !!

• double up blankies at night 🌟
• zip up coats & put on hats & gloves
• everybody wash, wash, wash your hands 💦
• sleep to strengthen immune systems
• eat colorful fruits & veggies ☁️
• wipe down play areas
• keep on the move, but avoid crowded places ✈️
& for the littles who already caught that pesky winter sickness !!
• put vapor rub on chest before bed 💫
• lay down with a heating pad (on low) if chills occur
• drink/eat lots of soup or broths 🌿
• have lots of popsicles for sore throats & fever 🍼
• turn on a humidifier at bedtime
• disinfect toys, bottles, pacies, & give stuffies a bath 🐭

i know being sick means lots of mommy or daddy time, but it’s no fun to feel ill so remember to stay warm, clean, & hydrated this winter !!

…Da fuq?

Like, seriously, have you ever seen such stupidity? First of all, rape is having sex without consent, you have to consent to touch yourself, your hand doesn’t have a mind of its own. Secondly, it actually has been shown to provide lots of health benefits, such as:

-Reducing stress by releasing endomorphines.
-Reducing risk of prostrate infection.
-Habitating your sex organ to touch, thus allowing prolong intercourse without risk of pre-mature ejaculation.
-In males it prevents the accumulation of semen, which can lead to swollen testes.
-Strengthens the immune system.

Masterbating is not a sin, now I’m not saying you should whip it out whenever you please, but don’t be ashamed to pleasure yourself from time to time.

anonymous asked:

Hello :) I'm a Christian but absolutely respectful of and intrigued by Islam :) what is the significance of ramadan? Like why do people celebrate it? This isn't meant to be offence I'm just intrigued!

Hi :D

How Did Ramadan Begin?

Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic lunar calendar. In this month the prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), received his first revelation from God - which is apart of the holy book of Islam, the Quran.

“In the month of Ramadan the Qur'an was revealed.” (Chapter Baqarah, 2:185)

This revelation was - “Read”. This is a remarkable command from God to prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) because the prophet could not read.

The story involves the Angel Gabriel. If you would like to read it, here is a good summary of the events - The Message

Why is Ramadan so Special?

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Muslims refrain from food, drink, bad deeds and other actions to purify themselves for their Lord as well as relate to people without food.Fasting provides humility for the Muslims. The idea is that, if we can refrain from food and drink for God, we can certainly refrain from sinful actions as well.

So, the first and main reason Ramadan is so special is because

1. It is an excellent means of developing the spiritual connection with our Lord

During this month we believe the gates of heaven are open, and the devils are chained in hell so that we cannot be tempted by their misguidance. We believe that while fasting, we have numerous opportunities to gain good deeds as well as to get rid of the bad ones. Our good deeds are multiples in this month as a mercy from our Lord. There are special prayers that are utilized during the night so we may exalt our Lord. For a whole month, we are given huge opportunities to easily cleanse ourselves and renew our connection with our Lord. It is difficult for me to convey this feeling, but in my heart I feel Ramadan. As do many Muslims. It makes us feel connected, motivated, energized, and excited.

So the most important benefit of ramadan that gives Muslims so much excitement is that we hope to become more pious.

O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil). (Chapter Baqarah, 2:183)

During this month we believe we have the opportunity to rid ourselves of our past sins -

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever observes fasts during the month of     Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.“ 

(Authentic Narration by Bukhari)

2. In this month, we can develop humility

Understanding the struggles of people around the world who do not go to bed with a full tummy is a bit easier when you’re fasting all day. During this month we are encouraged to give charity to those in need and remind ourselves of the blessing we have. It reminds us that those who regularly do not have much to eat should be in our prayers and we should strive to give charity to them constantly.

3. We are reminded of our community

Ramadan is really a time for family, friends, and all of our Muslim family. We see each other more than usual during this month. We eat with family friends often and usually cook the best meals during this time. Sweets are usual for every night, and laughter is common. It’s so much fun to be around those who are God conscious during this month. On the first night before Ramadan we wish everyone a happy Ramadan. It is truly a moment that reminds us how blessed we are to have another Ramadan, another huge opportunity to better ourselves for the sake of our Lord.

4. We PARTYYYY after Ramadan

During Ramadan, we focus on reading the Quran, doing good deeds, praying more, watching our tongues - we try to give up TV, and movies - we spend more time with family and try to sleep less so we can worship more.

Then, the day after Ramadan, for 3 days, we PARTTYYYYYY. With lots of sweets! We celebrate our fasting and the good deeds we received and we aim to carry on our new found habits!

The holiday after Ramadan is called Eid al-Fitr. We wear our best clothing, go to the Eid prayer, give gifts, decorate our homes, and eat. Eat eat eat :D

5. Fasting is amazing for your physical health, not just spiritual

I will not go into much details with this because it’s not the main point of Ramadan, but one of the benefits to us is the cleansing of our body. If done right (not just eating a bunch of soda and fried foods during this month) you can really aid your body.

Fasting has been shown to:

  • Promotes anti aging hormones (promoting longevity)
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves insulin sensitivity
  • Speed up the metabolism
  • Boosts brain function (by promoting the production of a protein (BDNF) that promotes neural health)
  • Improve heart health
  • Prevent cancer

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I hope this helps you understand a bit more about Ramadan. The feeling it brings is unlike no other. If you ever have any more questions about Ramadan, or anything about Islam, you’re always welcome to ask me.

It’s really important that we can understand each other’s religions better so we can facilitate each other’s worship of God.

Have a great day!

Black Tourmaline is a protective stone which repels and blocks #negative energies and psychic attack.  Black Tourmaline also aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space.  Black Tourmaline will cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter #vibration. A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is also great for grounding.  It balances, harmonizes, and protects all of the chakras.  Use Black Tourmaline to protect against electromagnetic “smog” (i.e. cell phones, computers, etc), radiation, noise sensitivity and other such disturbances.  Black Tourmaline can be used as an aid to remove fear and boost self confidence. Black Tourmaline has a calming effect when needed, grounding flighty or scattered energies into the earth.  Those who face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and/or OCD can work with Black Tourmaline to help heal these issues.  Carry a piece of Black Tourmaline in your pocket to increase physical vitality throughout your day.  Meditation with Black Tourmaline can enhance the integration of insights and visions into one’s daily life. Physically, Black Tourmaline helps to strengthen the immune system, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and detoxify the body.  Black Tourmaline is very helpful when dealing with illnesses of the lungs such as bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and Pleurisy.  Black Tourmaline is a must for any medicine bag and is great for body layouts.

How to Avoid Catching a Cold

I haven’t been sick for 6-7 months now, despite being around people hacking their lungs up on planes and occasionally sharing a space with my brother who gets sick and still touches EVERYTHING. I found this method of strengthening my immune system when necessary. Maybe it’ll help you.

When I feel the slightest symptom (usually a tickle in my throat or a slightly runny nose, not a full on cold yet):

1. Pound back Green tea and Ginger tea. Alternate. Try to drink at least 2 cups of each daily.

2. Vitamin C. Your body can only process 2,000 MG so dose accordingly. You could take Emergen-C or Airborne but they’re also loaded with sugar which weakens your immune…up to you how you get it.

3. Zinc. It increases your production of white blood cells which help fight infection.

4. WATER. Drink so much water for obvious reasons. Your body can clean itself out and get alkaline, etc. If you’re hardcore, you’ll do a gallon.

5. Turmeric. I stir a teaspoon into my egg in the morning. I always add pepper because the turmeric is basically not bioavailable without it.

6. Diet change. This is probably the most important. I stop eating most carbs like bread and pasta that turn into sugar. I eat two kale salads a day and steam a vegetable (brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus) to go on top of it. Greens are so vital for kicking a cold’s butt. No heavy sugary salad dressings. Try a vinaigrette or my personal favorite is Trader Joe’s Sesame Soy Ginger dressing. 

That’s it. I’ve stopped 3 colds dead in their tracks so far. Hope this helps you!

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (A)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (B)

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES ©

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (D)

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (E)

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (F)

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (G)

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (H)

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (I)

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (J)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (K)

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (L)

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (M)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (N)

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (O)

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (P)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (S)

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (T)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (U)

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (V)

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

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

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (W)

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

CRYSTAL PROPERTIES (Z)

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

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

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