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Essential Crystal List
This is by no means a complete list, just what I’ve got information on at the moment

I’ve included the gems (grouped by color) followed by their color variants (if no color variant is mentioned refer to category color) and keywords for their healing/magical uses.

Use this for what you want. It originally came up when I was discussing gemsonas with a friend but I’m also a stonecaster wiccan.
 
If you have any questions or want more information please just hit me up! :)

Black and Silver

·         Black Tourmaline
grounding, protecting, realigning

·         Obsidian [black, greenish black, grey or red-brown]
revealing, transforming, cleansing

·         Onyx [Black with white bands, occasionally just black]
calming, distancing, quieting

·         Magnetite (Lodestone when magnetized)
aligning, grounding, directing

·         Jet [black, dark brown]
stability, calm, perspective

·         Meteorite [light grey, green-grey or black]
perception, new horizons, awakening

·         Flint [blue-grey, grey or black]
repair, knowledge, confidence

·         Haematite [metallic grey-black or red]
energizing, empowering, grounding

·         Silver
easing, serenity, flow

·         Smoky Quartz [smoky brown to brown black]
potential, beginnings, stability

·         Tektite [various shades of green, brown, black]
containing, amalgamating, transforming 

Brown

·         Tiger`s Eye [brown, gold]
practicality, sociability, realism

·         Vesuvianite [brown, green, black-green, yellow {rarely blue, purple or               colorless}]
brightness, resolution, perspective

·         Halite [pink, brown, white, yellow, blue]
absorbing, protecting, stabilizing

·         Bronzite [brown, bronze-brown]
security, integration, relaxation

·         Staurolite [dark to light brown, yellow]
focusing, quietening, combining

·         Limonite [grey to brown, yellow-brown or black]
attuning, simplifying, de-cluttering 

Red

·         Garnet [red-brown (Pyrope); red-purple or black-brown (Alamandine);                red-orange (Spessartine); red or green (Grossular); all colors                            (Andradite); dark green (Uvarovite)]
initiating, stimulating, fiery

·         Ruby
positive thinking, nourishing, steadying

·         Zincite [red, orange, acid green]
awakening, revelation, surprise, innovation

·         Iron Quartz [red-brown, orange]
gently energizing, restorative, condensing

·         Jasper [red, brown, yellow, green]
practical, grounding, repairing

·         Spinel [red or brown (rarely blue, green or colorless)]
initiating, focusing, cleansing

Orange

·         Carnelian [orange, red-orange]
releasing, repairing, warming

·         Sunstone [orange-brown-gold with gold flecks]
warmth, self-worth, happiness

·         Aragonite [orange, golden brown, yellow, white]
practicality, self-discipline, centering

·         Copper [orange, orange-red]
anti-inflammatory, smoothing, unifying

Gold and Yellow

·         Citrine Quartz [yellow, golden-brown or orange-brown]
warming, comforting, uplifting

·         Amber [gold, yellow, brown, sometimes green]
enlivening, stimulating, strengthening

·         Pyrite [light brass yellow with a dark tarnish]
activating, cleansing, sparking, clarifying

·         Gold
confidence, creativity, stability

·         Rutilated Quartz [clear with fine strands of yellow or orange-brown                   needle-like inclusions]
impelling,binding, restoring

·         Topaz [orange, yellow, pink, white, blue, grey, green, brown, clear]
assuredness, confidence, relaxation 

·         Calcite [comes in all colors as well as in colorless varieties]
soothing, calming. cooling

·         Mookaite [marbled red and yellow]
safety, practical solutions, smoothing

·         Heliodor [yellow, lemon-yellow, sometimes with a blueish tinge]
refreshing, restoring, clearing, quietening

·         Sulphur [bright yellow, yellow-brown]
cleansing. detoxifying, enlivening

Light Green

·         Peridot [green, yellow-green]
cleansing, freshening, invigorating 

·         Chrysoprase [apple to emerald green]
serenity, harmony, calm

·         Prase (Actinolite Quartz) [medium green to dark green]
support, integration, forces of nature

·         Prehnite [yellow-green, clear]
softening, alleviating, reassuring 

Green

·         Aventurine [green with metallic flecks. Rarely red-brown, blue]
balance, tranquility, stability

·         Emerald [bright green]
calming, cleansing, harmonizing

·         Bloodstone [green with red, brown, or yellow markings]
courage, strength, support, stimulation

·         Chlorite [pale and dark green to black]
opening, sensitizing, revealing

·         Dioptase [deep blue-green]
stimulating, nourishing, expanding

·         Diopside [black, dark green or green (occasionally colorless, yellow or             blue)]
revelation, growth, renewal

·         Epidote [pistachio green, green, brown or black]
gathering, strengthening, practical

·         Jade [green, white, grey, bluish]
belonging, stability, instinct

·         Sphene [yellow-green, green-brown, brown-red]
clarifying, aligning, exploring

·         Serpentine [shades of green, yellow, brown and red]
comforting, flowing, enlightening 

·         Malachite [green with dark green or black concentric bands]
balancing, soothing, detoxifying, absorbent 

·         Moldavite [translucent green, brown-green]
transforming, expanding, amplifying

·         Moss Agate [clear with green and brown inclusions]
feeling of space, optimism, opening 

Turquoise

·         Turquoise [turquoise, turquoise-green, light blue]
strengthens, protects, enhances

·         Aquamarine [almost colorless, pale blue, turquoise]
cooling, clarifying, soothing, lightening 

·         Amazonite [pale turquoise to deep mid-green, with lighter striations]
stimulation, communication, memory

·         Chrysocolla [green and turquoise to light mid-blue]
absorbing, communication, relaxing

·         Larimar [light turquoise, light blue, white]
far horizons, equanimity, acceptance

·         Smithsonite [pink, blue, green, green-blue, grey]
blending, combining, smoothing

Light Blue

·         Blue Lace Agate [bands of blue, white, and grey]
gently cooling, nurturing, comforting

·         Celestite [clear, grey-blue or sky blue]
ethereal, revealing, blissful, uplifting  

·         Blue Quartz [dense mid-blue, grey-blue, lavender-blue]
protection, contentment, communication

·         Angelite [light blue, white, grey, violet]
steadiness, coolness, attentiveness 

·         Apatite [blue, yellow or green]
structure, flexibility, strength

·         Tanzanite [strong blue with pleochroism of red, blue and brown]
enlivening, transmutating, expanding

Dark Blue

·         Sodalite [usually blue with white veining]
meditation, contact, peace

·         Sapphire [blue or violet-blue; many other colors including black, green,             yellow]
protection, understanding, power

·         Lapis Lazuli [deep blues with white and gold flecks]
truth, memory, awareness

·         Azurite [blue to dark blue]
deep release, old memory, integration

·         Dumortierite [light blue to dark blue to violet, usually with dark speckles           and pink and brown areas]
understanding, conciliation, equilibrium

·         Kyanite [usually blue to blue-black, sometimes streaked; also white,                 grey or green]
connecting, friction-less flow, release

·         Preseli Bluestone [blue-grey, blue-green with inclusions]
clarifying, grounding, timeless

Violet

·         Amethyst
integration, spiritual calm, healing

·         Fluorite [purple, blue, green, yellow, clear]
coordination, innovation, inspiration

·         Sugilite [pink, lilac, purple]
integration, sensitivity, spiritual confidence

·         Charoite [violet-purple with white, pink and gold]
calm perspective, flexibility, awareness 

·         Ioite [violet, violet-blue, brown or blue-grey]
clear thinking, decision-making, empathy

·         Purpurite [dark violet to dark red]
contentment, acceptance, focus, calm

Pink

·         Rose Quartz [pink, rose, peach, violet-pink]
love, emotion, release

·         Kunzite [pink, lilac-pink]
love, support, understanding, peace

·         Lepidolite [pink, violet, grey]
fulfillment, security, instinct

·         Morganite
release, simplification, love

·         Rhodonite [pink to dark pink with black or brown areas]
resonance, passion, motivation, communication

·         Rhodocrosite [pink, reddish brown, grey]
self-confidence, ease, empowerment

·         Thulite [pink, red-pink, grey]
exploration, self-assurance, motivation

White

·         Moonstone [pearly white, cream, yellow, blue]
emotional balance, release, empathy, femininity

·         Zeolite [white,, grey-white, yellow, red]
cooperation, variety, innovation

·         Milky Quartz
diffusing, soothing, relaxing

·         Selenite [white, clear (occasionally yellow, brown, red, blue)]
expansion, release, cooling

·         Tourmaline Quartz [white or cloudy with black linear inclusions]
protecting, grounding, strengthening

·         Clear Quartz [transparent, white]
brightening, organizing, amplifying

·         Apophyllite [clear, white, grey, green, pink]
nature, clarity, transcendence 

·         Danburite [colorless, occasionally gold or pink]
brightness, transformation, intuition

·         Diamond [colorless but also blue, green, pink, yellow]
brilliance, alignment, connectivity

·         Ulexite [clear, white]
communication, clarity, visions

·         Zircon [clear, most colors]
revealing, transforming, regulating 

Multicolored

·         Labradorite [grey with iridescence of green, yellow, orange and                       peacock blue]
openness, flexibility, protection

·         Chalcopyrite [brassy yellow (unweathered), blues, pinks, reds, yellows             (weathered)]
protective, cleansing, stimulating 

·         Opal [all colors]
[too many variations]

·         Tourmaline [all colors]
[too many variations]

·         Coral [red, white, pink, gold, blue, black]
community, strength, connectivity

·         Pearl [white, pink, brown, black, blue, green]
sensitivity, tolerance, alignment 

·         Pietersite [black-blue with gold-brown flecks]
stirring, clearing, anchoring 

·         Unakite [pink and green]
perspective, balance, self-worth

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{ howl: i feel terrible, like there’s a weight on my chest.
              sophie: a heart’s a heavy burden.
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Abbey had the closest guess on how long it would take Elei to come out of hiding when I was recording last week, so here’s a special video from Josephine (AND HER MESSY, HUMID-WEATHER, TERRIBLE ATTEMPT AT JOSIE BUN V 1.0) 😄 💙💛

pxrd asked:

can you tell me more about Wilde's influence on BBC Sherlock?

Omg CAN I. Like, sorry it took me actual eons to respond to this ask, and thank you for sending this ask. I’ve been avoiding answering it, in part, because I wanted to get all my ideas together. I don’t think I really succeeded, but here’s my attempt at an answer.

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PART THE FIRST: Oscar Wilde & ACD Canon

Since Oscar Wilde influenced ACD when he was writing the Sherlock Holmes stories (they were living at the same time and had met, more on this in a second) anytime anyone adapts ACD Holmes they are inherently influenced, at least a tiny bit, by Oscar Wilde.

So how was ACD influenced by Wilde?

  1. Wilde and ACD met for the first time at a prearranged dinner and basically both left agreeing to write a new story. Inspired by that dinner, Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Grey. ACD wrote The Sign of Four. Here’s Sherlock Holmes fanboy and Oscar Wilde biopic star Stephen Fry telling you more about that, because why the hell not. 
  2. After Wilde was put on public trial for sodomy and his reputation was essentially destroyed, ACD distanced himself from knowing Wilde, even though he had spoken positively of him in the past. [As mentioned in this biography.]
  3. But ACD didn’t forget Wilde. Many people believe that ACD referenced Oscar Wilde’s trial in 1895 in “The Adventure of the Three Students,” an Sherlock Holmes story where Watson says they had to leave London because of “a combination of events, into which I need not enter.” Which is the way one might reference a super-scandalous and highly upsetting public scandal in a piece of popular literature set during one’s lifetime. Here’s more tumblr meta from johnnlocked about the dates of the trial.  

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PART THE SECOND: Characters in 221B (or Oscar Wilde as a Persona)

Part of Oscar Wilde’s influence during his lifetime was the sheer amazingness of his public persona. He spent almost a year early on his career (in 1879) not writing but lecturing through the United States, London and Canada on ideas of the aesthetic, or this pretty radical concept of the value of beauty all on its own, rather than art that existed to share an obvious moral.

Which is to say, Wilde thought the outside mattered–and part of his super-strong personal brand were his funny quips, outlandish (for the time) outfits and overall larger-than-life personality. His ideas were so popular at the time that Gilbert and Sullivan wrote an entire operetta mocking the aesthetic movement.

So just on a basic level, let’s look at how the outside of some two of our most major BBC characters compare to Wilde:

  • Moriarty: Obsessed with his expensive clothes (Westwood!); always ready with a quip or snark; outwardly performs his sexual identity (both as “Jim the IT guy” flirting with Sherlock, but also once he’s revealed to be Moriarty); uses people as props/playthings (kind-of like Wilde manipulating actors by writing plays); Moriarty’s Irish background also reminds me of Wilde‘s own Irish background; Richard Brook’s CV includes a major role in The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Sherlock: Many items in the above list apply to Sherlock, too. Again, a very smart dresser who clearly cares about his overall look; snarky around everyone (but especially people from Scotland Yard). Sherlock carefully cultivates a public persona (albeit not always a popular one) and I think Sherlock’s perpetual lack of faith in the government (as seen through his insolence with Scotland Yard and his frustration with Mycroft) can be perhaps be seen as the legacy of Oscar Wilde’s own troubles and frustration with the law. At the very least, Sherlock is a nonconformist, just like Wilde was. Finally, take a look at the thesis of one of Wilde’s essays, “The Soul of Man Under Socialism.” It’s basically “people who try to help out based on feelings just waste everyone’s time and everyone should focus instead on what they’re actually good at if they want to improve the world.” Does that sound like anyone we know? Like. Anyone at all.

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PART THE THIRD: The Most Wilde-Esque Episodes

If the characterizations weren’t enough, let’s take a look at two episodes of BBC Sherlock that make direct (or indirect) allusions to Wilde:

  • The Reichenbach Fall: Sherlock’s defamation of character, wherein he falls from a celebrity to a man doubted by society on the run from the law, parallels with Wilde’s own fall from public approval, public trial and conviction after he was accused of committing sodomy (a crime in England during Wilde’s lifetime). couldntpossiblycomment points out that Moriarty’s trial was set in the same courthouse where Wilde’s trial actually took place. I think there are many more connections we could draw between these two incidents (for example, how the press discusses John and Sherlock’s relationship and sexualities throughout the episode), but I’ll leave that for another discussion/other people to unpack. I will only say that TRF ends in Sherlock’s separation from John and society for two years, much like Wilde’s trial ended in him going to prison for two years.
  • The Sign of Three:  John has green carnations in the floral arrangements at his wedding. Oscar Wilde and his followers wore green carnations, which came to be associated with homosexuality–so it’s no surprise that these flowers appear in an episode where Sherlock publicly expresses his love for John. It’s a little surprising the flowers show up blending into the background of the set of John’s heterosexual marriage.
  • The Christmas Special?: We already know the special is set in 1895, which, again, let’s just link that timeline meta once more to remember everything that would have gone down by Christmastime that year. Also, posters have been photographed from the set that may reference Wilde’s hugely popular play, The Ideal Husband (h/t heimishtheidealhusband).

Again, I’m sure these few comparisons are just the tip of the iceberg of Sherlock and Wilde connections. But they’re not a shabby start.

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A CONCLUSION TO THIS MADNESS: What Wilde Means

So, literally any version of Sherlock Holmes is going to be connected to Oscar Wilde in some way. The writers of BBC Sherlock have gone out of their way on more than one occasion to reference Wilde on their own–and that shows no sign of stopping, based on what we know about the special.

This is huge, in a way, for TJLC (<–that links to the infamous “Softly, Softly” meta from loudest-subtext-in-television​, because how could I not). I think it would be hard for me to understate the importance Wilde has for the queer community. He is a beloved author and artist, but also a key figure for his honesty and the trauma he endured.

His tomb in France is covered with lipstick kisses, and when authorities put glass in front of his tomb in 2011, people who visited started kissing the glass.

The Legacy Project in Chicago, celebrating major figures LGBT history, included Wilde in its first set of members. Wilde’s plaque includes this text describing his legacy: “The publicity surrounding Wilde’s trials…led to the development of a nascent gay and lesbian consciousness that became central to the success of the GLBT civil rights movement that was to follow.“

Tying BBC Sherlock to Oscar Wilde is no small act on the part of Moftiss. It’s tying their show to a deeply meaningful, landmark moment in British history and queer history.

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Also: more ties to Oscar Wilde in BBC Sherlock, courtesy of heimishtheidealhusband.

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the-charmandrigo-poketribe asked:

Ayo Yass. Hmmm I dunno if anyone have made you this question but, since when you do art? You have any really old drawing?

This is the oldest one I could find. I don’t know how old I was when I drew this but I’m pretty sure it was around the time I was still sleeping in my parents’ room. This is glued on the door along with stickers I used to consider cool and would add style to the door.

This is really old, I mean it is in ruins. And brown. Like an old pirate’s map.

I still remember the whole picture though. It’s a farm next to a lake (the lake is obviously not seen anymore) with people swimming there and below it is a whole neighborhood with random car doodles.

I was so young when I started drawing, I don’t even remember when. But I do remember having difficulties drawing Pikachu’s zigzag tail!

As sad as this sounds, I don’t have any drawings I have when I was in young (gradeschool) anymore because I threw them all away (they were drawn in scraps and papers and not on sketchbooks so they were messy). A part of me is upset to have let them go but I like a neat cabinet and I seriously don’t want to spend 3 hours reminiscing every time I do a general cleaning around the house. It was time. In high school, most of what I drew got snatched by my friends because they liked my drawings. They took good care of them and it was heart warming. I even gave a whole sketchbook away and I didn’t seem to mind (odd, present ‘me’ would never do that). I wasn’t so serious with art back then, I guess.

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: i’ve been rewatching a lot of the tv shows that i really really enjoyed when i was growing up and the only thing i can see now is the misogyny and sexism inherent in a lot of these teen dramas that i didn’t even notice when i was 15 and now all i want to do is go back in time and sit down with my past self and say chuck bass lITERALLY tried to rape a girl in the pilot episode and he became the iconic romantic lead i D ONT T H I N K SO.