Happy Libra Full Moon, otherwise known as the Worm Moon! It is a complex one with the Sun sandwiched in with Venus, Chiron and Ceres. Healing, balance, boundaries, and love of self and other are all in play.
I am currently playing with rocks. This is not a new development, but my crystal interest has peaked in recent months. I blogged many years ago about my Sugilite experiences as part of my blogging challenge. I have always enjoyed precious gemstones, especially Turquoise and Opal as a teenager. I was fascinated with birthstones at that time, as this linked with astrology. But during the Pandemic I became more curious about their healing and protective properties, along with a stone’s unique correspondence to certain chakras or accessing intuitive abilities.
Yesterday my old pal Robert entered my awareness. I recalled that he thought I would become involved with someone who loved rocks. I found this realization curious back then but not now.
Robert said on several occasions I would hang out with someone who loved rocks. Funny, I did not realize that someone was future me! I came upon a neighbor today that reminded me of Robert so I know he is helping to guide this blog today! It was so subtle in how he resurfaced. It did not register at first about my neighbor. I had to go outside again and take another look.
I am having more clarity as to why I would wear certain earrings to the office, preferring Turquoise or Jasper. Lately I was introduced to a vendor online who sells or auctions off crystal jewelry and standalone pieces. Sometimes she will add something extra to the order. I do not know the names of some of the stones I have acquired over the years, but they are all unique and special to me.
I am wearing this Labradorite pendant today:
I have been especially fond of this stone, as well as Mookaite, Amethyst, Hematoid Quartz, Fluorite, and Green Aventurine. My moods vary and I am very well into this experimental stage, learning what works and how they blend with mediation or reiki or dreamtime. I am particularly drawn to grounding energies lately as I find myself often scattered or distracted. Pretty common for many these days.
The bowl and saucer also hold power and magick. The crystal-like bowl was given away for free at the Quaker Meetinghouse where I meet ( pre-Covid) with my spiritual director. The saucer goes with the teacup that belonged to my Pisces maternal grandmother. Lavender and Pisces, a match made in the astral! I added scarabs to this collection as they have spiritual importance of their own.
This article provides a nice introduction to some healing properties of crystals. The Crystal Bible is also a good read. I still have much to learn. I don’t do grids and am still figuring out how best to set intentions and clean/clear their energies. I enjoy so much the colors and textures and shimmery effects. With a Saturn ruled 12th house occupied currently with Saturn and Pluto, this is a fine time for my newish obsession.
Which are your favorites? How do you use crystals? Please share in the comments section.
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