I love the rain.  It feels so clensing and clean.  This Mini~Meditation will help you shed negative emotions and feel refreshed and focused. Relax and Enjoy!  

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Find your center and relax with this easy, guided Mini Meditation. Narrated by John Michael Thornton.

by Rev. Tamera Crosby

Well...here we are again with a new month. Whew...the summer went by so fast but I can't say that I am sorry because it has been an interesting and enlightening time but one I am glad to left move into the past.

Are we ready for the new levels and lessons coming to us? Probably not...but they are there and they are starting.

We are all needing to move up a level...stepping forward and not back...though for those of us who have a tenancy to cling to the comfortable and live in the past...this may be a difficult thing to do, causing more problems and delays about getting to the space/place we currently need to be.

We truly are our own worst enemies.

BUT...with some focus and a lot of releasing of pre-conceived notions and ideas and expectations...we just might make it through these changes together. With the aid of the crystal/ stone realms and with the help of Mother Nature...(is she doing a cleansing job or what?)...we just might be able to make the transitions and transformations a bit easier. You know...go with the flow and trust your intuition...listen to the voices of teh Earth as well and become a part of their energies as well as the Spiritual energies which are magnifying at this time.

Also...when in doubt...ask. Ask not just others in this physical realm but also ask your Guides, Angels and most importantly, God (in whatever form or with whatever name you call Him/Her/Them... They are all from the same energy force as long as you call from the Light and the Love of the Universe.)

Enough of the preliminary intro and on to the stones of the month. As I have said before, the various lists I am pulling these gemstones from may have overlapping stones from month to month...which is OK. I have also encouraged everyone to not necessarily use just the lists for choosing a special stone for yourself or for others but to go with the energy of the stone you are most drawn to...what attracts you the most?...does it feel good to you?...if choosing for another...keep them in mind and go with what you feel there as well.

Regardless of what the books and lists say the particular stone/crystal you are attracted to says it is for...it is what you need at that particular time or will be needing at some point in the future. All crystals and stones are individuals and may be asked to work in many different ways for you...remember...just ask. Sit with your stone or crystal and let it know what you need help with at this time and, if you are open enough and connected enough to it...it will help you, guide you, and clear that which is no longer needed out of the way.

Sapphire Voda ShaqenSapphire (Blue)--One of the hardest gemstones short of a Diamond. A royalty stone. Works with Throat Chakra to help open communications and bring in clarity. Calming and soothing...tranquil beauty. Assists with allover healing and brings strength to the wearer.



CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=425306Tourmaline--(This month it would focus more on the Blue Tourmaline which is also called Indicolite than the other colors but they all may be considered as a good stone for this month.) Activates the throat chakra as well as the Third Eye, aiding and strengthening communications and openness of the Third Eye. Helps bring in harmony and helps clarify/increase visions. Works to help disorders of the lungs, throat area, thymus & thyroid.


Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38763Lapis Lazuli--Highly intuitive stone. Used for gentle opening of the Third Eye chakra point. Meditate with a piece over the Third Eye for the best results. Also protective...helps keep the wearer from picking up other people's "junk", especially good for keeping 'psychic vampires' from draining energies. Calming energies as well as opening up communications, both Spiritually and physically. Known as a 'stone of total awareness', Lapis helps with the connection between the earth plane and heaven. Good to help with dream time. Once used by the Egyptians for anything from seals to cosmetics and figurines to vases. The deepest colors come from Afghanistan and feature more pyrite than from other localities. Helps to overcome depression and brings about calming and good cheer to the user. Said to work with the throat for healing as well as bone marrow, thymus, and immune system. Helps with insomnia, vertigo, and dizziness. Also works to improve/heal in the ear area.

By Mauro Cateb - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16618913Topaz (Blue)--This crystal will work with the throat chakra, helping to verbalize with clarity things that need to be said which may have been repressed before this time. It aids in the unburdening of destructive aspects such as arrogance and out-of-control passions. It also assists in bringing the Body-Mind-Spirit into a smoother union with the energies of the Universe.


Tamera Crosby is in incredibly talented artist and gem and stone expert.  She appears regularly at Great Conjunction Expos and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GreatPumpkinOkay, so Fall doesn’t officially get her until Sept. 22, but with the current weather we’re having, it sure feels like Fall, and I’m thrilled!

I know, I know; that’s not a very popular sentiment. But I have my reasons, I swear! I spent most of my life living in the beautiful and amazing southwest. It was wonderful. But, having spent a good chunk of my childhood in Ohio, I have always missed the change of the seasons, which you don’t get in Arizona.

The changing colors of the leaves; all the oranges, yellows and rustic colors. The rustle of the breeze through the leaves, and being bundled up in sweaters and sweatshirts and feeling a cool air on your cheeks. Apple orchards and cider, pumpkins and dried corn stalks, cinnamon and all the smells of Fall; these are just a few of my reasons for loving this time of year.

Fall also represents the dying off of life-giving gardens and beautiful flowers, making way for new life to begin anew in springtime. And this goes hand-in-hand with our September workshop called “Death & Cake”, where, being lead by Beth Straubhaar, we’ll discuss the human transition from life to death, societal stigmas, our experiences and emotions and we’ll eat cake! Who doesn’t love cake?!

Fall is a beautiful as well as evolving time of year; the old dying out and preparing the world for the new, bringing along the amazing colors of the earth’s transition.

So enjoy this glorious season. It doesn’t last as long as I would like so I’m going to take full advantage of it! Now, let’s break out the cider and the pumpkin pie! And don’t forget to join us for cake on September 19th!

This Month's Mini~Meditation features Great Conjunction Co-Founder, John Michael Thornton leading a short series of gentle stretches and meditation.  Relax and Enjoy!  

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Find your center and relax with this easy, guided Mini Meditation. Narrated by John Michael Thornton.

by Rev. Tamera Crosby

Ahhh…August…can you believe the summer is nearly over and we are over halfway through the year? Time sure does seem to be rushing right along.

As I have mentioned before, you may find an overlapping of stones and crystals between different months…it all depends upon the list you are checking. That is why I urge people to choose their stones by what they feel drawn to and not just because the jewelers or 'authorities' say certain stones are for certain months or birthdays. The lists are only for general purposes and do not take into account the current need of the individual…which may change throughout one's lifetime.

By Pureales - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38067991SARDONYX -- Is actually a form of carnelian which is also an agate but it contains banding of colors like the orange-red and white to clear and contains all of the properties of a carnelian as well as that of Onyx and Chalcedony. It is said to bring happiness in marriage and live-in relationships, allowing one to realize the joys of living. It is also said to help attract friends, good fortune and self control while diminishing hesitation and promoting courage. It is also known as a 'stone of virtue'.



By Michelle Jo - Own work by Michelle Jo, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10287654PERIDOT -- Is said to balance glandular system; aid tissue regeneration; has a beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals. It is also said to purify the body; enhance the bloodstream and is an overall balancer and tonic for body/mind. It may also assist in aligning subtle bodies; increasing intuitive awareness; reducing stress while stimulating the mind. It will also assist in accelerating personal growth while opening new doors for opportunity.



By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6563329MOONSTONE -- is said to help balance the male and female energies of a person; said to work with PMS or moodiness; is good for pregnant women or creatures; and almost all of the 'feminine' diseases. The brown moonstone is said to be good for the healing of the lower body and, in particular, the lowest part of the back. The pink and green moonstones are said to be good healing stones for females but will also work for males who tend to experience--'that time of the month'--as well. One of the most sought after versions of the moonstone is the Rainbow Moonstone and is said to have a connection to the divine Goddess and the divine feminine. One of the best stones for any female on the planet and is great for bringing out the nurturing qualities in some males as well. It works on all levels.


By Unknown - http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20BOM%20Mineral%20Specimens%20036, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=194327GARNET -- This crystal helps strengthen, purify, vitalize and regenerate bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. It is also said to have a strong affinity with the root Chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of the kundalini. It aids the stimulation of the pituitary gland; the alignment of the subtle bodies; the increase of love and compassion as well as enhancing one's imagination. Garnets are also suppose to help one through issues with male authority figures, whether they be father, brother or any other, even to dominant female personality.



By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6911957AMETHYST  --  Amethyst is one of the best healing stones/crystals around and is good on almost all problems. Works with the Crown Chakra for bringing in one's higher intuition as well as with balancing the left and right sides of the brain. It is a soothing stone and is said to help with nervous conditions; insomnia; dreams; helping to release addictions; and spiritual enlightenment. One gemstone lore associated with the amethyst is that it will help keep fleas from animals if placed in their water dish…(of course one can hope they don't decide to try and eat them or play with them!) I have a friend who insists this works for her cats.


ONYX -- A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher inspiration. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.

GPL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=605250CARNELIAN -- This is a variety of Chalcedony which, in turn, is a form of Agate. It is a very highly evolved mineral healer. It is said to energize the blood; aid the kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and tissue regeneration. Also said to vitalize the physical/ emotional/ mental bodies while aligning the physical and etheric bodies: enhances attunement with the inner self; facilitates concentration; and opens the heart. This is a warm, social and joyous stone working with the root and the sacral chakras. This is also said to help with self-esteem, fears, angers, hidden emotions and sexual problems. It is often carried as a talisman stone. (EXTRA NOTE: According to Edgar Cayce readings, carnelian is also great for sinus and allergy relief…which I can confirm…at least for me. I have never been overly drawn to it…nice and all but never really wore it until I found that reading in my studies about gemstones. I had been given a lovely stretch bracelet of carved turtles and spacers which was carnelian and so decided to try it. WOW!!! The effect was almost instant when I first put it on so I have been wearing it almost every day since and have had a LOT less problems with my sinuses. Not to be considered a cure-all because if it's a really bad allergy day, I still have some problems but they are significantly less than I used to have and I have backed off using a lot of the over the counter sinus stuff. This is only my personal reaction and it may not be the same for everyone and is definitely not a replacement for prescribed medicines…it is just a booster for whatever therapy you currently use…as are all stone companions.)

By Gia.cossa - Photograph taken at the Museo civico di storia naturale in Milano, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2618557BERYL -- Beryl is used as a copper alloy and also in constructing the atomic bomb. Beryl and Aquamarine differ only in colour - Beryl is bright blue to white and Aquamarine is sea green to deep green. Best known is the deep green form of beryl, the precious emerald. The yellow beryl is the heliodor and pink beryl is morganite and there is also an extremely rare Red Beryl. Beryl is known for its huge crystals. Madagascar yielded a single crystal weighing nearly 40 tons far surpassing the 18-27 foot monster ones previously obtained from New England. The list of stones/ crystals which are in the Beryl family are aquamarine, bixbite, emerald, gahnite, heliodor, morgnite, and golden or yellow beryl. Each of the stones have their own properties so we will go into the properties of the yellow/golden beryl. It is said to represent purity in all aspects of all planes of being. It is also said to help with initiative and independence in thoughts and actions, stimulating the crown and solar plexus while blending the intellect and spirituality. It gives off the message that there is no obstacle in any circumstance that confidence and conviction cannot resolve. Physically, it is said to help with the treatment of disorders of the heart and spine; concussions and damage in the cranial portion of the head.


Tamera Crosby is in incredibly talented artist and gem and stone expert.  She appears regularly at Great Conjunction Expos and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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