thunder eggs

Slowly but surely coming along! The goal was a table tile made entirely out of rock from my home area, all found, slabbed and cut by me. So far, we’re doing ok! Only one catastrophe with a piece breaking on the saw. Small corner breaks are ok, but big fractures not so much :P I think I have more of those slabs though! I will probably cut four new inner pieces to break up that solid green a bit. I think it’s too heavy. 

Inner blank bit will probably be thunder egg if I can cut one with the right shade of green matrix that I’m looking for. 

Photographed dry under indoor lighting, so it’s pretty but the colors aren’t totally accurate. 

Geode

Folk names: Aetites, Echites, Aquileus, eagle stone, Thunder egg

Energy: receptive

Element: Water

Deity: The Great Mother

Powers: Meditation, fertility, childbirth

Magical uses:  Geodes are hollow concretions containing crystals. All quartz crystals, for example, form within geodes, which may be a quarter-mile long or small enough to fit in your palm. Other geodes don’t contain separate crystals but, when sliced, reveal intricate patterns of minerals.

Amethyst geodes are some of the most beautiful objects on Earth. When sliced or broken open, they reveal a mass of purple crystals growing in towards the center. Sunlight shining on them is dazzling. Elongated geodes, sometimes called “amethyst logs”, are often available and are well worth the three- to four-figure price asked. They recall Merlin’s cave as popularized in Mary Stewart’s excellent Arthurian novel The Crystal Cave

An amethyst geode, or any geode containing isolated crystals, can be held and used in meditation as a contemplative object.

Placed on the alter or help, geodes can be utilized to concentrate the powers of the specific type of stone contained within them. During magic, use your visualization to release these powers toward the magical goal. 

They can be placed in the bedroom and charges with energy to increase fertility and to promote conception. 

The psuedo-Albertus Magnus recommended carrying or wearing geodes to attract love and to avoid untimely birth (miscarriage).

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic) 

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Hump Day Eve Hunk

The Fly-Half In Rugby Is Not As Burly As The Front Row. Nor Is He As Tall As The Locks. And The Fly-Half Is Not As Brawny As The Back Row. Like His Fellow Backs, The Fly-Half Is Agile, Nimble, Dynamic, And Strong. He Is The Kev Player On The Pitch In Decisions For Offense And In Reacting In Defense.

And The Fly-Half Is Compact And Lean. In Short, He Is Just Damn Cute!

This Perfectly Describes Henry Slade Of The Chiefs And England. Slade Is So Very Woof-Worthy…

Double Woof-Worthy, Baby!