Do you have a diamond? No? Did you ever go to a rock shop and try to get one? No? You can find emeralds, rubies, and sapphires in a rock shop but why not diamond?
I will tell you the cold hard truth. Diamonds aren’t worth much. They aren’t. There are many stones rarer than diamond. Tanzanite is said to be 1000 times rarer than diamond. Jadeite is rarer than diamond.
The truth is, diamonds aren’t rare at all. You can find them all over the place in many countries. You can find videos on YouTube about how to find diamonds yourself.
Why are they so expensive? It’s simple really. Corporations hold a monopoly over diamonds. Let me introduce you to De Beers, a company that originally controlled the majority of the worlds diamonds; however, while they were mining they found a surplus of diamonds. They were coming out with truck loads upon truck loads and diamonds began showing up everywhere. This scared the company because the price of diamonds was dropping drastically. They came up with a solution. They only released a tiny amount of diamonds in to the market to ensure that the expensive price will remain and they can make billions. Another marketing ploy was to create advertisements for diamond engagement rings to increase demand, and it worked.
When you buy a diamond, you must spend a fortune but if you want to sell one back you can only sell it for a fraction of the price. This is because while you think diamonds are crazy rare and expensive, corporations know better and won’t pay more than what their worth.
Engagement rings became popular in 1215 when Pope Innocent III ordered that time be placed between engagement and marriage. The traditional stone was a sapphire because it was believed the hue would change if worn by an unfaithful person.
Engagements rings like we know them today saw their birth in the 14th to 15th century. While other stones were used, sapphire was still the most popular for it represented commitment, love and truth.
So when you think about diamonds be sure to think twice. They aren’t what you were lead to believe they are~
What do you go by? Name? For this blog, please call me SinBad ^.^
How long have you been practicing witchcraft? I’ve loved it since I was little and dabbled a bit in middle school, but now that I’m out of high school I have more time and freedom to be myself, So about a couple of months or so since I TRULY started.
What type of witchcraft do you specialize in? I work a lot with lunar magick, herbs, crystals, candle magick, and tea, but I like to think of myself as an eclectic.
What aspect of witchcraft are you best at? Best? I think I have a good sense of energy around me. I think i work best with teas and candles as well.
What is a big goal you are working towards/have already achieved? My big goal is to gain as much knowledge as I can about the world and it’s secrets…I want a life completely surrounded by witchcraft
Who do you worship? If you worship anyone at all: I pay dues to Hecate when I feel it’s appropriate, but i wouldn’t call it worship. Other than that I’m a big believer in the universe as opposed to any type of God.
What’s your aesthetic? Crystals, herbs, black, symmetry, rain, candles lit everywhere with all of my accent lights on and some incense burning with a cup of tea and my love and my laptop :3
What are some of your favorite smells? Sandalwood, lavendar, my mother-in-law’s cooking (it’s delicious AND nutritious)
Do you collect anything? Oh god, herbs, flowers, candles, rocks, incense, and small things I think would do well on my altar
What are you favourite tools of witchcraft? Candles, herbs, incense, crystals, my offering cup, my grimoire, and music
What’s a non-witchcraft pet peeve of yours? when someones sleeves are flipped up? or like if someones shaking their leg somethin viscous (I know it’s something they can’t really control though)
What’s a witchcraft pet peeve of yours? When non-believers spread their misconceptions about witches and the craft. Or people that cookie-cut their spells/chants/craft
Good advice not relating to witchcraft that you can give? Do no harm but take no shit. Nuff said.
Do you have any good advice pertaining to witchcraft that you can give? Your path is yours alone. Don’t let anyone or anything tell you what to do or how to do it, as long as you’re being honest and true to yourself and doing what you think is right.
Do you have a familiar? I like to think my cat is my familiar, but I’m not too sure yet.
Show a picture of your altar if you have one! I have like…4. If you REALLY want to see them, I can do a photoset :P
i bought one damn crystal one damn time and now i never have any money. crystals are everywhere. every surface covered. every pocket filled. i could beat a man to death with my purse. this is just how it is now.
Sure, everybody says you should start out with quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine but what about for witchcraft and magic specifically. What stone carries the witchy soul? I will be listing some stones perfect for use in magick to aid and strengthen you.
You probably guessed the first one ;D
The Inuit people believe that Labradorite fell from the Aurora Borealis. Another legend claims that a warrior struck the stone with his spear creating the Northern Lights as a result.
This is a stone of magick, it is a stone for shamans, diviners, healers and people seeking knowledge or looking for guidance. Perfect for honing in your strength and power as a witch. Labradorite helps awaken physic abilities, strengthen intuition and create awareness. If you wear labradorite, it will help your innate magickal abilities rise to the surface.
This stone is the most protective stone you can get. It shields the aura and strengthens the energy within. It guards against negativity. Due to this, it is a difficult stone to use in black or negative magicks. Some say it is impossible. Because of it’s protective and shielding quality it is perfect to use when exploring alternate levels of consciousness and doing visionary explorations. This stone will keep you safe from all harm.
Labradorite is good for seeing past illusion and into the truth.
2. Dendritic Agate AKA Merlinite
Do not mistake with Mystic Merlinite. This is not the same.
This is another stone of pure magic! It is a stone of duality, of light and dark, black and white. It is the stone of good luck and the dark night of the soul.
It is said to be able to help the user recall memories of alchemists and even the great Merlin of Arthurian times (thus its name).
This stone attracts good luck and magick into the life of one who carries it. This stone is good for shadow work, allowing you to travel and see the deep dark parts of yourself. Merlinite, is a very shamanistic stone, aiding you to commune with the natural world and elementals and work with its energies.
It stimulates deep intuition and a psychic knowing. It helps to bring you in contact with teachers in other realms.
A stone of harmony it helps aid the birth of creativity. This stone is not only for the light aspects as it will allow you to see the reality of your own inner darkness.
Use this to bring balance to light and dark, masculine and feminine. Use it to balance any kind of duality.
3. Moqui Marbles AKA Boji Stones AKA Shaman Stone
“Moqui” is the Hopi word for the dead. They say that the dead come around sunset to play with these stones.
This stone is believed to carry two genders, like animals and people. The flatter more oval ones are said to be male while the rounder ones are female. They are often used as pairs. They bring balance to the masculine and feminine energies inside all of us.
Use for inner transformational work. Use them for protection during journeying and out of body travel. These stones prevent negative entities from attaching to you.
These stones are perfect for overcoming fears of any kind, especially death.
They elevate your intuition and help you come in contact and communicate with spirit guides and totems.
Moqui Marbles also help you to become aware of parts of yourself that may be hidden including tendencies or habits that come from past lives.
Nuummite is know as the sorcerer’s stone as it is a stone of sorcery and magick. It draws and combines the fiery energies of the earth with the energies of a raging storm.
Nuummite is the oldest stone on earth; it is approximately over 3 billion years old and has volcanic origins.
This stone is good for personal magick, increasing synchronicities and luck, clairvoyance and intuition. Nuummite allows for deep journeying into your psyche allowing you to see your true, authentic self- the good and the bad, the whole of you. This stone will bring you gifts of inner power and self mastery.
A great stone for grounding and highly protective, it shields the auric field and fiercely fends off against negativity, manipulation, and environmental pollutants.
Nuummite heavily draws from wild earth energies.
Be careful. This stone has intense energy and may be too much for some to work with. Nuummite is a strong magick stone and should be taken seriously and treated respectfully. Use with good intent as harmful intent rebounds on the user.
5. Hag Stones
These stones you can find around lakes, rivers, and creeks. They are natural stones with a naturally-forming hole (or holes) straight through.
Hag stones are believed to ward against evil, negativity, curses, illness and nightmares.
The holes inside the stones are used to look through and are said to help you see other worlds, spirits, and even fairies.
Hag stones can be used to enhance the magick abilities of anyone who uses it or keeps one on them. If you cannot afford any stone at this time, look for hag stones outside. They are powerful and have been held as sacred to many ancient Pagan religions for thousands of years.
A really nice piece of Rainbow Fluorite I got at the gem show that rolled by a few weeks ago.
Fluorite is a great stone to use for protection or to heighten one’s spirituality. It absorbs negative energy and can be a good tool for cleansing.
Obviously none of these are mandatory, but their presence can help keep your altar spiritually clean and aid you in your work! This is only a handful of ideas, as many more crystals have uses as well!
💎Red Jasper helps clear the mind and encourages grounding/stability. It also helps establish new disciplines and helps create a sense of control. This is super handy if you are new and want a little reassurance!
💎Quartz is a very common and very popular one. It helps store energy, and can be used to charge other items, keeping them “fresh” for you. It’s also a good amplifier for any magical workings.
💎Obsidian absorbs and converts negative energy, keeping it from gunking up your altar space! It’s like a fish tank cleaner.
💎Agate helps aid ceremonies and rituals by assuring everything goes smoothly! It also is useful for communicating with spirits and higher powers, so if you have a devotional altar, this might be a nice addition.
💎Chrysoprase gives off a calm and gentle vibe. If you would like your altar space to be immediately soothing and peaceful, this is a nice stone to help color the atmosphere.
💎Ruby in Fuchsite is known for clearing out energy blocks, greatly enhancing psychic powers, and is handy in spirit work/meditation. If you’re into divination or the altar is for a spirit companion, this could be a great thing to keep around!
💎Black Kyanite, besides being a handy protection stone, is great for aiding in energy work! If your altar space is for magic working, this can help the flow of energy between you, your tools, and your spell go much more smoothly.