Waning Half-Moon's Healing Gift

Sometimes restless nights can bring magic.  The last couple of nights, I have gotten up after midnight to see a beautiful Half-Moon.  Fortunately I was able to stretch out on the sofa and gaze at it’s magnificence and begin to feel this calming energy penetrate my whole being. From January 1 until the New Moon on January 9, we can work with the Waning Moon energy to banish  unwanted situations, harmful relationships, associations, or break bad habits.  This is a good time to replace negative with positive and balance the energies within our body.  We can start with self-analysis, rest, meditation, and getting prepared for the energies of the New Moon.  It is also significant to know that the Waning Moon phase brings a conscious process of creative release.

Nature's Energy Gift, Waning Half-Moon

This is a wonderful time to include help from any crystals such as Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby in Fuchsite, Pink Kunzite and/or Danburite.  These Crystals carry an energy of unconditional love.  They are a reminder that we need to care and love ourselves first so we are then healthy and whole in our relationships and in service to others.

Waning Half-Moon's Heailng Gift

The Waning Moon is a beautiful reminder to Rest, Recoup, Recharge!



Crystals for Careers

December 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Crystals For Careers

I just visited my favorite crystal store and purchased the following book by Philip Permutt called Crystal Chakra Healing- Energy medicine for mind, body, and spirit.  He discusses that his clients’ major underlying problems are associated with their careers.  Many of my clients’ physical, emotional, or mental issues are also related to their current career, wanting to look for another job, or they have a desire to make a total career change.  The stress often includes insomnia, lethargy, digestive disorders, or goes to the weakest part of their body.

The author suggests the following Crystals for:

Crystals & Careers

 The following occupations can benefit from these Crystals:

Crystals for Careers

 Crystals for Careers

 Crystals mentioned above are also great for the following careers:

Apatite (see above) is also a great Crystal for Careers of actors, coaches, trainers, journalists, publishers, singers, teachers, and writers.

Celestite (see below) Crystal for Careers can benefit musicians.

Citrine  (see above) is an excellent Crystal for Careers of Shopkeepers, teachers, and writers.

Rose Quartz (see below) Crystal for Careers can benefit musicians and writers.

Tourmaline—Pink (see below) Crystal for Careers can benefit politicians.

Crystals for Careers

 Watch for more Crystals for Careers in the future!




Stress & Trauma Crystal Grid

November 11th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Stress & Trauma Crystal Grid

We all probably have experienced a shock, accident or a loss, which leaves us feeling profoundly shaken and insecure.  This crystal healing grid helps to release stress and prevents the shock from continuing to control emotions, mental replays and tense muscles.

1.  You will need 8 small Clear Quartz Crystals with one end pointed, 1 Rose Quartz, and 1 Tiger’s Eye.  Find a quiet place to lie down.

2.  Put Rose Quartz on the Heart Chakra (center of breasts)  surrounded with 4 Clear Quartz Crystals placed diagonally with the points facing outward.

3.  Next place the Tiger’s Eye on The Sacral Chakra (below the navel) surrounded with 4 Clear Quartz Crystals also placed diagonally but with the points facing inward.

4.  The stones at the heart releases emotional tension. The stones on the abdomen balance the lower chakras, which brings stability and grounded energy needed.  Continue regular use of this layout until the stress or trauma signs disappear.

Stress & Trauma Crystal Grid

Healing Crystals for Kids-Series #5

August 28th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Healing Crystals for Kids

Series #5  wraps up a total of 25 crystals recommended as healing crystals for kids.  Adults, here are suggestions for you:  1. Make sure that crystals for young children are tumbled.  This will help prevent pieces breaking off.  Older children might find that they are drawn  to the rough stones, which is great.   2.  New crystals and those that have been used for any length of time are cleansed in clean water.  Get the kids involved.  Have them rinse the crystals off then lay them out on a towel to dry.  3.  Later your child can hold each crystal in their dominant hand, close their eyes, and picture the stone filling with positive, powerful energy.

Now for the last five Healing Crystals for Kids.

 Healing Crystals for Kids

Amazonite – promotes the courage to speak the truth.  It will encourage teenagers to become more physically active and untidy children to become tidier.  The nursery is a lovely room to have an Amazonite stone.  It begins instilling in infants the love of order and cleanliness.  This stone can be carried in hand or pocket, worn as jewelry, placed in child’s room, or slept with under their pillow.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Citrine – is a wonderful stone for self-esteem and self-confidence issues. It helps children and teenagers to feel loved and is good for blending together tangled relationships that can arise in step families. It also opens channels of communication with teenagers. This stone can be worn as jewelry, carried in pocket, held in hand, placed on bed stand or under pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Green Calcite — is excellent for self-expression.  It can  help children to hold their own in debatesIt brings comfort when children can carry a small piece to encourage them speak up.  Green calcite is also good for hyperactive children. This crystal can be worn as jewelry carried in pocket, held in hand, placed under pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kida 

Pink Kunzite — is for children having difficulty adjusting to demands.  Teens who fear rejection or ridicule, when showing they care for someone, Pink Kunzite helps give them inner strength to love.   This crystal can be worn as jewelry, carried in pocket or hand, and placed under the pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Turquoise – is helpful if your child has difficulty asking others for help. Allows kids to relax and let go. The calming and uplifting energy of the turquoise makes it a very good choice for children’s rooms (especially teenagers).  This stone can be worn as jewelry, carried in pocket, or hand, and can be placed under the pillow at night.

I have enjoyed sharing these 25 Healing Crystals for Kids with all of you.


Healing Crystals for Kids-Series #4

August 27th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Healing Crystals for Kids

Children have a natural attraction to pick them up and fully explore any kind of stone or crystal and choose which ones are best for them. They will often use all their senses, seeing what the crystal looks like, feeling the texture with their fingertips, or even rubbing the crystal against other parts of their body.   Here are five more crystals, for all moms or others interested, that can be included in your collection of  Kids’ Healing Crystals:

Healing Crystals for Kids

Rhodonite — can be used to help children shine.  This stone is useful in dealing with teenage tantrums, because it brings a feeling of calm and peacefulness.   A child can rub this crystal in his or her hand when feeling impatient, carry in a pocket, wear it as jewelry, or sleep with it under their pillow.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Rose Quartz — a strong healing crystal for children because it exhibits gentle positive vibrations.  It is a great choice for children who have a lot of hurt feelings or aggressive tendencies.  For hyperactive kids, it soothes erratic emotional states, anxiety, fear, compulsions, and many other mental disorders.  This can be worn as jewelry, held as a worry stone, or carried in a pocket.  It also can be placed under the pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Prehnite — the serene stone of unconditional love.  It is a good stone for children who are overly possessive.  Prehnite uncovers and helps heal nightmares, phobias, and deep fears.  It is also beneficial for hyperactive children.  This is a great pocket stone, can be worn as jewelry, and a placed under the pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Sunstone — helps children who are overprotective and possessive.  It is a great stone to relieve stress and overcome fear. If you suspect your child suffers from SAD, these crystals have strong solar energy, and they embody within them the warmth, strength, and openness of the sun.  Kids will benefit by carrying Sunstone in their hands or pockets, worn as jewelry, placed near their bed, or  under their pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Tiger Eye — is a grounding stone.  This stone is very useful to help put thoughts into action. It teaches kids to listen to their intuition and promotes courage to do the right thing.  Kids can carry Tiger Eye when heading off to camp, because this stone is a super travel protection crystal!!! This stone can be worn as jewelry, a pocket stone or slept with in their hand or under the pillow….It doesn’t matter where it ends up in the bed by morning.

SERIES #5 – Tomorrow Completes Healing Crystals for Kids

Healing Crystals for Kids-Series #3

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Healing Crystals for Kids

By now, have you and your kids been able to experiment with any of the recommended crystals from the first two series?  We know by watching children play outdoors, they are deeply connected to the natural world.  Stones and crystals are a key element of nature and play an important role in children’s physical and emotional healing.  Here are more healing crystals for kids you might want to explore:

Healing Crystals for Kids

Jade — a soother of emotions.  Emotionally sensitive children often need a supportive system to ensure that their feelings do not overwhelm them.  Jade enhances confidence, self-assurance, and self-reliance.  Jade is also very inspirational in helping children achieve their desires in life.  This is a great pocket stone, or can be worn as jewelry.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Lapis Lazuli — carried in a pocket, this stone is highly prized for protective powers.  It  is very good for children that are highly intelligent but suffer from Asperger’s syndrome or have autistic tendencies.  Also Lapis can be used during meditation with children who struggle with ADD and ADHD. It helps to focus and clear the mind.   Kids with sleeping problems can place this Lapis under their pillows.   It is a stone that can be worn as jewelry, held during meditation, or carried in a pocket.

Healing Crystals for Kids

 White Moonstone—is supportive for children to drive away nightmares or insomnia. A wonderful stone for kids dealing with emotional overwhelm and hyperactivity.   Peach or Yellow Moonstone — stimulates the mind, also soothes worry or anxiety.  It is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children. Rainbow Moonstone— can help children with learning difficulties or speech problems.  Any of these stones can be rubbed gently across the forehead, worn as jewelry, placed under the pillow at night or carried in a pocket.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Pink Tourmaline — is a good choice for children recovering from abuse.  It transforms negative behavior into positive and brings deep comforting energy of love.  Having several of these crystals available for the child, where they can be picked up, held, carried in a pocket and slept with at night is highly recommended.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Iron Pyrite—is an extremely protective stone. Children are attracted to its shiny brassy surfaces. Pyrite is like a small mirror, reflecting negative energy away. It is said to reduce fatigue and is a good stone for students because it is thought to improve memory,  recall, and to stimulate the flow of ideas.  This is an excellent stone placed where the child does homework.  It can also be a pocket stone for protection and placed next to the bed at night.


Healing Crystals for Kids-Series #2

August 17th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Moms, Grammys, and Aunties, here are more crystals and gemstones recommended to use with children.  Kids love to be encouraged to explore the healing powers of these natural elements.  If you decide to experiment with Kid’s Healing Crystals and need to shop for any of these stones, please let it be an outing with you and your child.  Allow them to hold the pieces and make their selection.  The proper stone will be what your child chooses.  Size is not a factor, because sometimes it is the smallest stone with the most power. The examples of stones being shown in the series are polished, but the rough unpolished stones are equally acceptable.

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Charoite Agate – aids insomnia and gives children calm sleep.  Helps overcome fear.  Works well with autism and bipolar disorders.  Place stone under pillow at night or near child’s bed.

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Lemon Chrysoprase – helps children to stop having nightmares.  Place next to the bed or under pillow to aid restful sleep.  This is a wonderful stone to overcome the fear of the dark.  One of my junior clients is now a super hero by carrying her Chrysoprase with her at night or anywhere that is dark such as the garage or basement.  The more common Green Chrysoprase can also be used.

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Clear Quartz - is a general all-purpose healing crystal.  When a child makes contact with the right crystal, this natural energy can be just enough to transform a disharmonious thought pattern or burn off some negative emotional state.  This crystal can be warn as jewelry, carried in the pocket, placed on a nightstand, and slept with under the pillow.  Quartz Crystal Clusters are helpful to organize scattered thoughts and to deflect negative energies. The Cluster is best placed in the study area or bedroom.

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Golden Calcite - a great stone for building self-esteem.  Golden or Honey Calcite can provide courage when a child needs it.  It can help students to study more effectively.  Mom, it is said to be particularly good for children who have problems with bed-wetting and can also strengthen children’s immune system.  It is a perfect pocket stone or a pendant stone to wear for either girls or boys.

Healing Crystals for Kids - Series #2

Howlite – a “tranquility stone”.  It calms communication, enhances emotional expression, and eliminates stress, rage, and rudeness.  It assists with the attainment of goals by encouraging ambition and eliminating hesitation.  To Receive Howlite’s gift of energy, your child can wear this stone as jewelry, place it under their pillow, or carry around in their pocket. (FYI Moms, Howlite is a natural white stone that is often dyed and sold as a Turquoise Imposter).

Next –  Series #3

Healing Crystals For Kids-Series #1

August 16th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Healing Crystals for Kids

For all Moms reading bwb, I wanted to share healing gemstones and crystals for children.  Kids have a profound connection to rocks and the healing attributes of stones and crystals.  This is the first in a series of five blogs, listing gemstones and crystals that support helping various children’s issues and challenges.  My junior clients love and respond to gemstone therapy using some of the following crystals:

Healing Crystals For Kids

Amethyst – is a master healing crystal.   It will help children in the midst of a transition (i.e. a death of family, pet, moving, or mother going back to work).  Amethyst helps with nightmares or insomnia, by placing a piece on the child’s nightstand or under the pillow.  For children with disabilities or with either emotional or physical pain, an Amethyst cluster in their room helps bring the room into a balanced state.  Also for local pain, an Amethyst can be held directly on or over the area for up to 20 minutes.

Healing Crystals For Kids

Obsidian-Apache Tears – helps children with any form of sadness.  This stone is protective.  It is a nice stone to carry around in a pocket so it can be held when needed.  This is also a stone that can be placed under the child’s pillow.  I know one junior client that likes to fall asleep holding his Apache Tears.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Blue Lace Agate - Few crystals have the soft, gentle energy of this agate.  That is why it is helpful for children who are argumentative and have a short temper.  It allows them to practice more peaceful communication.  Blue Lace Agate can be worn (since it is great for the throat chakra), carried in the pocket, or placed under the pillow at night.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Carnelian Agate – can be used to help with feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.  It is useful for promoting self-security and self-love.  Carnelian encourages love between parents and children.  It helps girls appreciate their bodies.  It can be used for acne by holding the stone over the skin and moving it in circles for several minutes several times a day.  This is a great stone in aiding creativity.

Healing Crystals for Kids

Aventurine – is a leadership stone.  It is very loving, embracing, and protective of the heart.  It is an excellent stone for children who are shy and/or timid, and suppressing their leadership qualities.  This stone helps them to become active and to initiate action on their own accord.  Asthmatic children seem attracted to Aventurine as it opens up the lungs, giving them some relief.  It balances out polar energies.

Part #2 Tomorrow!

Crystals for Dream Recall

Crystals for Dream RecallDo you ever have difficulty recalling  dreams?  These crystals can be most helpful to you in remembering dreams.  These are my five favorites.  Place the first four crystals, either one at a time or all together, under your pillow at night.  It might take a little while to begin to recall your dreams.  Don’t get discouraged.  Dreaming is healing.

Dream Crystals for Under the Pillow

1.  Amethyst—Is used for dream recall, it will also aid in deepening dreams as well.

2. Herkimer Diamond—Is extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall.

3. Jasper (red)—It provides insights to problems and placed under the pillow helps dream recall.

4.  Kyanite (blue)— Enhances intuition, communication, creativity, meditation, and dream recall.

Dream Crystal For NightstandCrystals for Dream Recall

5.  Celestite (blue)—Place a large piece of Celestite on your nightstand.  It is a useful stone for stimulating dream recall and journeys out of body.  Celestite heightens the vibrations in the room and is called the teacher of the new age.  It jump-starts spiritual development and urges you toward enlightenment. Do not place in direct sunlight as the color will fade.

Unakite:  Decisions, Expression, Releasing

I decided to select a crystal card from The Crystal Deck, by Amanda Samson, to share about today.  Interesting enough, I picked Unakite,  one of my favorite jaspers.  The author writes the key words describing this stone are ’Decisions, Expression, Releasing’. Unakite is a made up of a combination of three minerals: Green Epidote, Pink Feldspar and Quartz.  These minerals combine to enhance this jasper’s role in uncovering what holds us, dissolving the blocks and raising our self esteem.   Unakite  doesn’t work in a rush, rather it sustains a gentle steady release of feelings and encourages us to express them in a healing and helpful manner.

Unakite - Decisions, Expression, ReleasingIt  helps to open and clear the solar plexus chakra, which stores the emotions and raises the energy from the solar plexus to the heart chakra.  The Pink Feldspar in Unakite encourages you to love yourself for who you are, which in turn allows you to attract and keep the love of others.

Drawn to Unakite indicates that what is underlying a situation will soon be revealed.  Once the cause is recognized, release and healing will begin.   It unifies the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of the self to bring the necessary clarity for making firm decisions.  Unakite has a protective element within its make-up and will help you to release negative energies and addictions that may be holding you back.

Unakite - Decisions, Expression, Releasing