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 

Crystals – New Paths Layout

May 29th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Crystals New Paths Layout

Authors Simon and Sue Lilly state that the following layout can help you deal with changes in your life, or when you need energy to tackle new challenges. Lapis Lazuli brings clarity and insight, while the red cloth and stones activate a practical response to your change in circumstances. 

Crystals-New Paths Layout                                      NEW PATHS LAYOUT

1.  Spread out a red cloth on the floor.  Position the two red stones of your choice on the front of each ankle, secured with tape if necessary. (#1 on illustration)

2.  Lie down on the cloth and place a carnelian on your navel. (#2 on illustration)

3.  Place lapis lazuli at the center of your chest, over the heart chakra. (#3 on illustration)

4.  Place the second carnelian just below the lapis lazuli, at the base of your sternum.  There is a small chakra here, the anakananda, which is associated with hopes and wishes. (#4 on illustration)

5.  Relax in the layout for 4-5 minutes, then remove the stones.  Repeat daily until you feel your circumstances shift.

Preseli Bluestone Reclaiming Lost Energy

Preseli Bluestone is the same stone that the ancient stone monoliths at Stonehenge are made from. This is a powerful variety of stone that has a number of excellent attributes that Sue Lilly and Simon Lilly share in their book Preseli Bluestone: Medicine Stone of the Ancestors.

Preseli Bluestone Reclaiming Lost EnergyHealing qualities of Preseli Bluestone can derive from physical appearances and color.  Black elements suggest the ability to ground energy.  Black encourages introversion and quiet contemplation.  Blue has a similar sedating and quieting effect on the body and mind.  Blue is also associated with the communicating senses.  Greens links to the processes of the natural world, the energy of relationship,  and the awareness of ‘self’.

Where there is visible white inclusions, these become a focus of the mind.  White clarifies, reveals, initiates and defines.  The presence of metallic silver and red introduces a quality of uncovering and revealing.  Any metallic surface brings a sense of protection and grounded strength.

Technique:  Reclaiming Lost Energy – 5 Preseli Bluestone Reclaiming Lost Energy

1.  Make sure you are not going to be disturbed.

2. This layout helps to energize and organize the auric field, disentangling blocks and energies that have become stuck in the aura.  It helps to repair the deep layers of the energy bodies.

3.  Eight Preseli Bluestones are placed to create two rectangles.  The inner rectangle is level with the eyes.  The outer rectangle is above the Crown and well below the feet.

4.  Place stones in position.  Five minutes is a good length of time for the first experience.   If any time you feel uncomfortable, move out of position.  Let the feeling subside and then resume if you wish.

5.  At the end of the session, take plenty of time to return to normal activity, drink plenty of water and remember to cleanse your stones.

Danburite Healing Colors & Properties

Danburite Healing Colors & Properties

Danburite Healing Colors & PropertiesDanburite’s energy is very soothing and comforting.  As a healing crystal it is a powerful stone to clear allergic conditions. It has a strong cleansing and detoxifying action, as it works through the liver to remove unwanted toxins.

Detox Exercise:  Take a natural single-termination Pink Danburite and gently make circles with the point first on the left palm and then the right palm.  Do this gently in a rhythmic motion.  When finished wash hands, drink a glass of spring water, and cleanse the crystal following exercise.

Danburite Healing Colors & PropertiesIn Summary:  It may also heal the muscular Danburite Healing Colors & Propertiesstructure of the body. If difficulty with sleeping is your problem, holding one in each hand should allow you to calm the mind chatter of a busy day and slip into restful sleep. Danburite fills the Crown Chakra with joy and illumination.  These crystals  brings truth, honesty, and a smile to the heart. They are excellent healing tools for strengthening the nervous system. It is important to remember that these Crystals are powerful intellectual activators, bringing awareness to the mind, spirit, and life force.

Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

March 15th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Feminine Healing - 3 Goddess Crystals

In the index of Judy Hall’s book, The Crystal Bible-A Definitive Guide to Crystals, are listed the following three crystals as Goddess Crystals:

Feminine Healing-3Goddess Crystals

An earth-healing stone, Larimar connects to the energy of the earth goddess, helping women to reattune to their innate femininity and restoring their connection to nature.

Mentally, it brings serenity, clarity, and constructive thought.  Emotionally, Larimar brings calmness and equilibrium.  It heals trauma to the heart and reconnects to natural playfulness and joyful childlike energy.

It stimulates the brow, heart, crown and throat chakras.  It can be placed on these chakras and any constricted joints or painful spots.  It will dissolve energy blockages and quietly draw out pain.

 Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

Isis Crystal is named aptly after the Goddess Isis because it assists in triggering self healing with inner power and strength.  Isis Crystals have a five (5) sided tear drop shape on the dominant side of the crystal face (see illustration).

This crystal is extremely useful for healing anything that is broken-body, mind, emotions, or spirit.  It can be used to integrate spiritual energies into the emotional body, bringing in more balanced and joyful emotions.  An Isis Crystal is beneficial for anyone who is facing transition, especially to the next world.

 Feminine Healing-3 Goddess Crystals

Picture Jasper is said to be the Earth Mother speaking to her children. It contains a message from the past within its pictures for those who can read it.  This stone brings to the surface hidden feelings of guilt, envy, hatred, love, and thoughts that are normally pushed aside, whether from the present or past lives.

It brings comfort and alleviates fear.  It stimulates the immune system and cleanses the kidneys.  Picture Jasper instills a sense of proportion and harmony by balancing the Base Chakra.  When using this Goddess Crystal,  the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power.

Que Sera-Immune Stimulator Grid

February 28th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Que Sera Immune-Stimulator Grid

This Brazilian Crystal is not named after the song, Que Sera, sang by Doris Day.  However, Que Sera does mean ‘what will be‘.  Judy Hall in her book, Life-Changing Crystals, reports this amazing healing stone is a combination of minerals with extremely high and earthy vibrations.   She writes Que Sera does it all;  it soothes, energizes, rebalances,  and restores.  It works on every cell in the body.

Que Sera Immune Stimulator Grid

 Que Sera Immune-Stimulator Grid

This grid (see illustration above) stimulates the lymphatic system to drain toxins out of the body.  If your immune system is overactive, it sedates; if it is underactive, it stimulates.  Follow directions below:

1.  First, hold the Que Sera Stone in your hand and connect to its power, feeling it radiating throughout your body.

2.  Next, to stimulate the immune system, lie down and place a Que Sera over your thymus gland (about a four inches down from your throat).

3.  Place a Clear Quartz (point downward) in the center of your forehead, and a Smoky Quartz (point down) at your feet.

4.  Place your hands in the groin crease, one on each side, and lie still for ten minutes.

BONUS —Rebalance Chakras with Que Sera

1. To rebalance the chakras it is great to have seven Que Sera stones one for each chakra.  Place a Que Sera on each chakra in turn for a minute or two, starting at the feet.

2.  You also can rebalance the chakras by using only one Que Sera stone also starting at the feet.  However, cleanse your stone between each chakra.

Crystals for Goddess Within YOU!

These four healing crystals are recommended for the Goddess Within You!

Healing Crystals for the Goddess WithinAmazonite is a Goddess Stone. It offers us a place of quiet compassion. It encourages us to release self judgment and connect to our own power with joy and confidence. It is an empowering stone and can provide inner fulfillment when we recognize the power we hold within.  Amazonite increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries, inwardly in self-discipline, and with others in establishing healthy relationships.

Healing Crystals for he Goddess WithinLarimar is also known as a Goddess stone.  It augments your feminine power and your connection to Divine feminine energy.  It is a most soothing and serene stone, able to calm and relax the emotions. It can bring peace  to any situation. It supports a state of well being and reminds us that all is well. It is useful for the throat chakra, providing the power of clear communication.


Healing Crystals for the Goddess WithinLapis Lazuli is a powerful healing stone believed to impart awareness of the ancient knowledge and wisdom of the Egyptian Sky Goddess Isis.  Lapis Lazuli is a high-vibrational stone with endless potential.  As the stone of total awareness, it can help one expand their emotional and metaphysical intellect and bring clarity and strength to the mind body spirit connection.  This stone is believed to strengthen users ability to activate and open the Third Eye and Throat Chakras and has psychic abilities.

Healing Crystals for the GoddessAjoite in Quartz is a strong and deeply cherishing feminine vibration.  These crystals have a sweet and high-vibration… that simply immerses you in pure loving energy from the Goddess. This lovely stone vibrates within all of the chakras from the heart chakra up… including the thymus or higher heart chakra. The higher heart chakra is about the energy of Divine love. This stone provides the most amazing energy of love, that the Goddess could implant into a stone.


Activating Manifestation Chakras

February 9th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | GEMSTONES

Activating Your Manifestation Chakras

Judy Hall discusses the manifestation chakras in her book, Life-Changing Crystals. These chakras are located in the center of the palms of our hands.   Fully functioning manifestation chakras help us receive energy from the universe or crystals.  Activating these chakras assists the manifestation process and enhances our ability to project energy out or to receive energy in.  Here is the author’s exercise for opening the hand chakras:

How to Open the Manifestation Chakras

Activating Manifestation Chakras1.  State your intention of opening the two manifestation chakras in your palms.  Rapidly open and close your fingers five or six times.

2.  Concentrate your attention into the center of the right palm and then into the center of the left palm.  (If you are left-handed, reverse this process and start with the left hand).  Picture the chakras opening up like petals.  The centers of your palms will become warm and energized.

3.  Bring your hands together forming a circle with the fingers almost touching.  Soon you will feel the energy of the two chakras meeting.  Imagine you have created an energy ball between palms of  your hands.  Play with this energy as if your hands were an accordion moving slowly away from each other then closer together.Activating Manifestation Chakras

4. You have now opened your manifestation chakras.   Place a crystal point on your hand (see top illustration).  Feel the energies radiating into your palm.  Turn point toward your arm and then toward your fingers.  Sense the direction of the flow of energy.  Crystal points channel energy in the direction that they face.  Rounded crystals radiate energy equally in all directions.


Healing Properties of Red Garnets

January 10th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | GEMSTONES

Healing Properties of Red Garnets

The red varieties of Garnets are the most useful in crystal healing work.   Red Garnet is known as one of the Root (1st) Chakra stones. It is also used with the Heart Chakra and can help heal the blood, heart and lungs. Perhaps the strongest virtue of the Garnet, is its ability to help one overcome depression. It aids in letting go of useless or old ideas. Healing Properties of Red Garnets

Simon and Susan Lilly in their book, Using Crystals for Healing, share that the Red Garnet can be placed wherever a lack of energy exists. It is the finest energizing stone for the body and can help amplify and energize the properties of other stones.  As shown above, you can place a Red Garnet surrounded by 4 Clear Quartz Points facing outwards to help increase energy and distribute it.  This will also rebalance a ‘cool’ spot in the aura.  Very often this Garnet Grid needs to be in place for a short while to do its work.

Healing Properties of the Red GarnetsI want to thank a reader for requesting information on the Red Garnet.  I hope this helps.  Since this is also my birthstone, I want to include that it is also considered a stone of commitment (which represents my commitment to my blog).  Red Garnet represents love (which I feel for my family, friends, clients, readers, and teachers).  It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship (which is what I wish for all women on their journey of healing).

Aura Healing With Crystals

December 30th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Aura Healing With CrystalsThe energy field around a person’s body is the aura.  There are basically four layers to the aura, but they tend to blend into each other.  Our aura might need healing care, just like our physical body and chakras.  Below are Crystals recommended for healing listed in the book, Crystals for Everyday Living, by author Christina Rodenbeck.

Amethyst – draws in spiritual energy, heals holes, cleanses

Apache Tear Obsidian - protects

Bloodstone - cleans rapidly

Fluorite - strengthens aura’s membrane, creating a shield

Green Tourmaline – heals damaged aura

Jet – protects

Magnetite – strengthens

Quartz - cleanses, protects, energizes

Smoky Quartz – cleanses, grounds negative energies