by Rev. Tamera Crosby

It seems that the general consensus for a modern gem stone for the month of May is Emerald, however, there are many other alternatives listed if you don't happen to be drawn to an Emerald. Emeralds may seem a bit on the expensive side, however there are many grades and styles of emeralds…not just the traditional green we all think of…like the Emerald City in 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'. Non-gem quality stones, like the mine-run raw Emeralds, can be as low as $1.00 per stone and contain all of the same energies as the gem quality ones for up-to hundreds more.

The list below for the Gems of this month may also overlap with last month but par of that is due to May having the Zodiac signs of Taurus and Gemini. For the complete lists, check elsewhere in my blog.

By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10122543EMERALD-- The Emerald is a stone of the heart chakra, opening one to more love and healing past hurts . It is also a stone to work out things with father figures…whether your actual father or someone who has felt like a father to you. It also helps when there is no father figure present. The Emerald is also a stone which helps one to realize prosperity and helps with dream work/ meditation. It deepens spirituality and consciousness. A wonderful all around healing stone.

 

By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10163716CHRYSOCOLLA-- Balances the heart center to bring stability and emotional awareness. It focuses universal love energies into healing. It is a great peaceful and calming stone with its blue to blue-green coloring. Great for those working with computers as well as a good feminine stone, working with the voice, throat, ears and third eye. This particular stone is often found with Malachite and will have the additional properties of helping with the lung conditions (asthma and bronchial conditions) while helping to neutralize the effects of tobacco smoking.

 

By Reitawood (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsMOSS AGATE--This stone shows moss-like tendrils (either black or green) through a semi-opaque to semi-translucent white to clear agate and is said to help with plant growth. It is very good grounding, good for lungs, and nervous disorders. (There are actually a few types of classification for this stone…the straight moss agate which normally has black manganese dendrites and the green moss agate which has green needles or tendrils and a harder to find form called Nairobi Moss Agate which also contains a reddish color in with the green.)

 

By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10446979SAPPHIRE-- Sapphires come in a wide range of colors beyond the traditional blue, including greens, whites, yellows, peach, orange and clear. They are a good antidepressant for the body, mind and spirit. Said to help digest heavy foods, aid the heart, kidneys, and pituitary gland functions. It also helps to enhance creativity by releasing blockages holding back talents. White sapphire is the one which helped me to release the blocks I had about wire-wrapping many years ago. The white sapphires I worked with were manmade ones which were manufactured for use in science labs because of the hardness of the substance.

Manmade stones may not have quite the same energies as those found in nature but they do possess many of the same attributes…I just found that they needed frequent rest and recharge periods as well as cleansing but they worked just as well as natural ones. So don't be too quick to condemn manufactured pieces, simply go with what you are drawn to and can afford.

By jaja_1985 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaja_1985/177995017/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3244490CARNELIAN--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 Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10141238AQUAMARINE--This is a variety of Beryl. As is obvious with the name, it is associated with the water and all elements of the ocean. It is said to calm the nerves; reduce fluid retention; strengthen kidneys, liver, and spleen; purifies the body; enhances clarity of mind; aids in creative self-expression; aids with physical/ emotional. mental balancing ; helps banish fears and phobias; is excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace, calmness, and love. This stone has several shading variations from the namesake aquamarine blue to a greenish blue and is not always the transparent gem quality but it works well no matter what the color or the quality of the stone/ crystal. This is a very peaceful and calming stone, working with the throat chakra but also working with the feminine side of one's character to allow a better flow of emotions and energy.

SARDONYX--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'.

CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=164249CHALCEDONY--This is a form of Quartz which is also the basis for Agates and many other stones/crystals. It comes in transparent, translucent, or opaque and may have small amounts of opal included. Considered a scared stone by Native American Indians, it was used to help provide stability during ceremonial activities and also aided in opening pathways for thought transmissions. Very useful for balancing the energies of the body, mind, spirit, and emotions, encouraging brotherhood of all mankind. Also said to help combat build-up of materials in the veins, aid with different forms of dementia, senility, and increase mental stability.

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.

By Rev Tamera Crosby

Welcome to all. As you can see from the list, there is a large price range in one’s gemstone choices. Please remember to trust your instinct but be aware of your budget when acquiring that special stone. The raw gem may not be as pretty but the energies remain the same and they are usually a fraction of the cost of a finished piece. Perhaps I will go into the lengthy process of cutting, polishing and finishing a gemstone at a later date. Most do not realize the process and length of time it takes to get a fine gemstone finished into the beautiful jewelry which appeals to us.

 

March Gemstones

Aquamarine Beryl - By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10450200AQUAMARINE--The traditional birthstone for March…this crystal will also substitute as one of the stones compatible with October. It is very peaceful, calming, and good for the throat. Works with swollen glands, to balance glands, excellent for the eyes and vision as well as working with bones and teeth.

 

 

Heliotrop - By Ra'ike (see also: de:Benutzer:Ra'ike) - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2372925BLOODSTONE--This form of Jasper is good for balancing, blood and liver problems, prosperity, and stopping bleeding. Generally good for whole body cleansing and also helps one deal with and remove old anger. Word of caution-this stone will amplify PMS problems with some females so if it seems to do that at those ‘times of the month’, it would be wise NOT to carry or wear it. There is also a legend/myth associated with Bloodstone. The red spots which look like drops of blood are suppose to be the blood of Christ which is why it is suppose to work with healing blood/circulation problems.

 

Amethyst cut - By Wela49, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=424189AMETHYST--Works with the Crown Chakra, gentle allover healer. This opens for intuition and messages through the Crown chakra but may be used wherever it is needed for bringing in the Violet healing light. It aids soothing in times of distress; connects one to the angelic realm as well as with the devic realm. It is excellent for meditation and used to protect against psychic attacks by sending said attacks out into the Universe where they are transformed into a positive, loving energy. Ancients used the Amethyst to help support sobriety and is a good aide to help resist addictions. Also may be used to help repel fleas from cats by placing a few small crystals or one mid-sized crystal into the cat's water dish. (I have a friend who swears by this and is constantly getting more to have on hand...it's good to change the stones out now and again to give the immersed ones a chance to re-energize.)

 

Corail algérien - By Lastal - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12846582CORAL--Is a living stone, having once been alive as a sea creature, thus it contains cycling energies as well as the energies of the ocean. The colors will determine which chakra point to which it will attune but it is said to have an overall ability to quiet the emotions and bring peace within the self. It is also often used with enhancing the remembrance of dreams and heighten the intuitive senses bringing a better communication with past spiritual masters and ease the transfer of needed knowledge.

 

Turchese da bisbee arizona usa - By Sailko - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34029293TURQUOISE--Turquoise is said to help tone and strengthen the entire body; tissue regeneration; circulation; lungs; respiratory system; aid in vitalizing the blood and the nervous system. It also is said to aid with meditation; creative expression; peace of mind; emotional balance; communication by working with the throat Chakra; friendship; and loyalty. It is a special stone to those of Native American descent and enhances luck to those who are drawn to this stone. It is a softer stone and is often stabilized. It is also one of the stones which gets imitated by dying Howlite to the turquoise color

 

Opledefeu - By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6631822FIRE OPAL--The Fire Opal embodies the energies of mystery, variety, progress and change. It aids in seeing from different points of view and understanding the different aspects in ones life as when going through major changes. It is said to aid in surviving through stressful times and ease the ‘burn-out’ feelings by bringing hope for the future and faith in the self.

 

Amber - By Hannes Grobe - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3415330AMBER--Amber does come in a few colors but is mostly noted for the golden to yellow-brown color. The other colors it may contain are red, blue, or green hues. Matching the color to the chakra point helps with opening and cleansing of that point. This is another stone/crystal which was once part of a living thing…it is the sap of trees and is a fossilized resin. It speaks from the past and aids with past life recall as well a ancient knowledge. It also transmutes the energy of physical vitality toward the activation of unconditional love. It has been used for a symbol of renewing marriage vows and has been said to bring good luck to warriors. It is said to act as a purifier for ones body, mind and spirit when worn or carried.

 

Mineraly.sk chalcedon - CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=164249CHALCEDONY--This is a member of the Quartz family and can be translucent, transparent, or opaque and may occasionally contain small amount of Opal. Agate, Bloodstone, Chrysoprase, Carnelian, Chert, Flint, Jasper, Onyx, Sardonyx, Touchstone and Petrified Wood are all specific varieties of Chalcedony. It is said to promote stability and open the pathways for thought communications. It encourages a oneness for the ‘brotherhood of all’, good will, nurturing, and is also said to ease hostilities, irritability and melancholy while enhancing generosity, and receptiveness. Certain types of Chalcedony may also aid with connecting to lost civilizations like Atlantis, Lemuria, and Muu.

Jasper.pebble - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=401083JASPER--Traditional protective stone, especially the red Jasper. There are a large number of types of Jasper...too many to go into in this article. Most Jaspers seem to work with the lower three Chakra points which are those of survival, energy, grounding and protection. Some will also work with the Heart but the Heart chakra is the bridge between the Earth/Physical Chakra points and the Spiritual Chakra points so that is to be expected.

 

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.

Rev. Joe Thorntonby Joe Thornton

People come to Reiki at different times and for different reasons. Obviously, the reasons for pursuing a life of Reiki are as varied as are the individuals. I would like to share with you why I came to Reiki.

For months I suffered from an incapacitating pain in my right shoulder; normal movements were impaired. Sleeping comfortably was a challenge and rarely achieved. The cause of the pain went undetected so as a last ditch, my boyfriend took me to a Reiki Share group, which was made up entirely of Reiki practitioners. I had heard of Reiki but was utterly clueless as to what it was and what was going to happen.

As I was seated, four practitioners gathered around me as I described the debilitating pain I was experiencing. I was told to close my eyes, relax and breathe deeply. Each practitioner then put both their hands on me; one placed his hands on my left leg, a woman placed her hands on my knees, another woman placed her hands on my right arm and another man stood behind me, hands on my shoulders.

I sat still, eyes closed, and tried to focus on my breathing. Soon I felt a fifth set of hands, these on my stomach. These hands felt large, I knew it was another man and they felt very cold.

During the session, the first woman moved from in front of me and walked behind me, but I never felt her hands on me again. I continued to focus on the remaining four sets of hands. Soon I entered into a deeply relaxed state.

When the session ended I realized I was completely pain-free and I had full mobility in of my arm. I was ecstatic and in awe. I learned, first hand, the amazing power of Reiki.

I also learned that Reiki practitioners are energetically sensitive and intuitive people. The woman who had removed her hands from me during the session had a message for me. She told me that she had walked behind me and, rather than touching me, she felt compelled to place her hands on the back of the gentleman who had his hands on my shoulders. She said that she felt the hands of someone on her back and turned to see a long line of people, all supporting each other, hands on backs. She told me that they wanted her to tell me that many people who loved me, including my mother, who had previously passed, surrounded me.

Included in this discussion were only the four people who I saw before the Reiki session had begun. I asked who the fifth man with the icy cold hands had been. I was informed that no other person had come into the group and no one else touched me. The second woman in our group told me that those hands had belonged to Archangel Michael, who protected me and cared for me all my life.

Needless to say, for my first Reiki session, this was an overwhelming amount of information and incredibly moving. I had a great deal to try to comprehend.
Not long after that amazing experience, I began to feel a sense of power inside me. I felt drawn to the energy and compelled to learn more and to study Reiki. I then began my journey into this spiritual life and I have been blessed since. I have become a Reiki Master/Teacher and have studied Pranic healing, Shamanic Energy Work and other modalities. I am grateful and honored to be a teacher of Reiki.

Joe Thornton is a Reiki Master/Teacher, founder of Clear Spirit Reiki, co-founder of Great Conjunction Spiritual Center and is on the board and faculty of the Brigger Center for Reiki Education. You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by Rev Tamera Crosby

Welcome and may the Love Light of the Universe illuminate you this month.

One would think that Rose Quartz would be a featured stone this month but, alas, it is not. on the romance side, we do still have the Garnet as one of the options for February so I guess that will have to do.

Please remember that this list is compiled from several other lists and does contain crossovers from month to month. As always, please let your own intuition help in choosing the proper stone/crystal for you or others at this stage in your life. Different stages may need different stones, so if one doesn’t feel right anymore, perhaps it is time to either cleanse it or put it away for a while and use another.

Amethyst - By Wela49, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=424189AMETHYST--Works with the Crown Chakra, gentle allover healer. This opens for intuition and messages through the Crown chakra but may be used wherever it is needed for bringing in the Violet healing light. It aids soothing in times of distress; connects one to the angelic realm as well as with the devic realm. It is excellent for meditation and used to protect against psychic attacks by sending said attacks out into the Universe where they are transformed into a positive, loving energy. Ancients used the Amethyst to help support sobriety and is a good aide to help resist addictions. Also may be used to help repel fleas from cats by placing a few small crystals or one mid-sized crystal into the cat's water dish. (I have a friend who swears by this and is constantly getting more to have on hand...it's good to change the stones out now and again to give the immersed ones a chance to re-energize.)

 

Turquoise - By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10127421TURQUOISE--Turquoise is said to help tone and strengthen the entire body; tissue regeneration; circulation; lungs; respiratory system; aid in vitalizing the blood and the nervous system. It also is said to aid with meditation; creative expression; peace of mind; emotional balance; communication by working with the throat Chakra; friendship; and loyalty. It is a special stone to those of Native American descent and enhances luck to those who are drawn to this stone. It is a softer stone and is often stabilized. It is also one of the stones which gets imitated by dying Howlite to the turquoise color.

 

Garnet - CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=426044GARNET--Garnet is sometimes called ‘the poor man’s Ruby’. It does come in several colors with varying additional properties but, overall, it is said to help release all types of fears; works with issues one may have with masculine or dominant people in ones life, either now or in the past; works in the root Chakra (when it is the red garnet) bringing in more grounding and energy. Red Garnets also attract and inspire romantic love, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, and self confidence. Garnet is also considered to be a ‘stone of health’, aiding with the extraction of negative energies from the chakras and transmuting that negativity into a positive force.

 

Black Onyx - By The original uploader was Grandor at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41092342ONYX--Onyx is a form of Chalcedony. It is said to aid with centering and alignment of the total person with higher powers. It is often gifted to someone who is grieving to aid with releasing and banishing that grief. Also said to aid with self-control, wise decision making, encouraging happiness and good fortune. It may also aid with absorbing the energies needed from the Universe. It may also stimulate ones intuition for new opportunities as well as seeing and feeling additional guidance.

 

Quartz - By Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10155730CLEAR QUARTZ--Quartz is one of the basic elements combined into many other crystals and stones. It is said to enhance the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind. It is also said to help activate and enhance pineal and pituitary glands; aid with emotional balancing; stimulate brain functions; and amplify thought forms. Its full spectrum of energy helps activate all levels of consciousness. It will also help to dispel negative energy in ones energy field and in the surrounding environment. It receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. It is an excellent crystal for meditation; enhances interdimensional communication and communication with ones Higher Self an Spirit Guides. It is an all-purpose crystal and may be programmed for any positive intent.

 

Sapphire - By Wiener Edelstein Zentrum - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31984872SAPPHIRE--One of the hardest gemstones short of a Diamond. It is considered a royalty stone. It is said to work with Throat Chakra to help open communications and bring in clarity. It is calming and soothing...a tranquil beauty. It is said to assist with allover healing and brings strength to the wearer. Sapphire also comes in many colors from the most recognized blue, white, black, purple, yellow, and green. Sapphire is also one of the stones/crystals which is often lab grown and is often used in scientific equipment because of the hardness. The lab grown varieties carry the same energies as the natural but do tend to need cleansing and energizing a bit more than the natural. White Sapphire has the ability to remove blockages and encourage creative thinking/solutions as well as prosperity.

 

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.

by Tamera Crosby

 

Happy New Year to One and All! May your new year bring blessings in all forms to fulfill your goals and dreams!

 

480px GarnetCrystalUSGOVGARNET--Garnet is sometimes called ‘the poor man’s Ruby’. It does come in several colors with varying additional properties but, overall, it is said to help release all types of fears; works with issues one may have with masculine or dominant people in ones life, either now or in the past; works in the root Chakra (when it is the red garnet) bringing in more grounding and energy. Red Garnets also attract and inspire romantic love, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, and self confidence. Garnet is also considered to be a ‘stone of health’, aiding with the extraction of negative energies from the chakras and transmuting that negativity into a positive force.

 

Quartz 193816QUARTZ--Quartz is one of the basic elements combined into many other crystals and stones. It is said to enhance the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind. It is also said to help activate and enhance pineal and pituitary glands; aid with emotional balancing; stimulate brain functions; and amplify thought forms. Its full spectrum of energy helps activate all levels of consciousness. It will also help to dispel negative energy in ones energy field and in the surrounding environment. It receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. It is an excellent crystal for meditation; enhances interdimensional communication and communication with ones Higher Self an Spirit Guides. It is an all-purpose crystal and may be programmed for any positive intent. 

 

Tigers eye egg shape fit 127x96TIGER’S EYE--Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Chalcedony (quartz) which is said to be beneficial for the spleen, pancreas, digestive organs and colon. It is also said to be an emotional balancer, enhances the connection with personal power and will. It is grounding, centering, helps soften stubbornness, enhances clear perception and insight. It has a masculine energy and also comes in several colors, from the traditional brown/gold (the yellow is sometimes called Cat’s Eye but there is a stone which is strictly a Cat’s Eye and tends to be more grayish) to blue (called Hawk’s Eye) and red (which I have dubbed Dragon’s Eye.) Tiger’s Eye has a chatoyancy which is because of the fibrous textures within the stone and makes it ‘wink’ when shifted in the light. The Tiger’s Eye is also considered a Prosperity stone, particularly when combined with Aventurine and Pyrite. Carry this combination in your incoming pocket to aid with increased luck and cash flow. 

 

rubyRUBY--Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing say that ruby is known as the "star of fire", and is useful in assisting the earth in receiving the full spectrum of light necessary for enlightenment. Ruby crystals can also aid in purifying and correcting trapper energy which leads to atrophy. It helps refine the will as a love based force It is an excellent stone for re-birthing and for releasing blockages along the spiritual path. Rubies promote dreaming and stimulate transmission of information from ones spiritual guides. Legend has it that the Ruby would help detect poison or danger by changing colors, usually darkening, which is why it was on of the favorite stones of royalty and was often seen set into goblets as well as predominant jewelry for the elite. Rubies are also one of the few stones which exhibit the capacity of being a Record Keeper by having a raised or indented triangular configuration on one of its sides or faces, (usually only found in the raw, unpolished state). The Record Keeper configuration may also look like a square or a rectangle, though it is not as common. Record keepers are crystals within which wisdom is stored. When one properly attunes to this crystal, ancient knowledge and secrets of the universe may be psychically retrieved. One needs an open mind and a pure heart to access the information via attunement of the consciousness with the inner energies of the crystal. When a person is properly attuned to a Record Keeper, the knowledge of the Universe is available. Record Keeper crystals, either as a Ruby or a Quartz, may have been programmed by the beings that created the energies which have culminated life on this planet and may have been left by the Atlantians and the Lemurians. 

 

Big turquoise from Cananea cropped fit 141x100TURQUOISE--Turquoise is said to help tone and strengthen the entire body; tissue regeneration; circulation; lungs; respiratory system; aid in vitalizing the bloo0d asnd the nervous system. It also is said to aid with meditation; creative expression; peace of mind; emotional balance; communication by working with the throat Chakra; friendship; and loyalty. It is a special stone to those of Native American descent and enhances luck to those who are drawn to this stone. It is a softer stone and is often stabilized. It is also one of the stones which gets imitated by dying Howlite to the turquoise color.

 

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LAPIS LAZULI--Lapis Lazuli is one of the stones prominently mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings. It is said to help strengthen the skeletal system; activate the thyroid gland; release tension and anxiety; energize the throat Chakra; augment strength, vitality & virility; facilitate opening of the Chakras (especially the Third Eye and throat); aids with mental clarity and insights. It is also an excellent stone to help open and enhance ones psychic abilities as well as communication with ones Higher Self and Spirit Guides. It will also aid with creative expression. This is also a stone which is recommended to help ward off ‘psychic vampires’ and helps one to avoid absorbing all of the ‘gunk and junk’ from others in a group or public setting.

 

 

Topaz 178650 fit 133x103TOPAZ--Topaz comes in many colors, both naturally and artificially enhanced either by heat or radiation. It is said to aid with tissue regeneration; strengthen the thyroid gland; enhance the metabolism and help balance the emotions. It is a crystal with cooling and soothing effects, aiding with bringing about peace and tranquility. It is said to enhance creativity; self-expression; psychic perceptions; and communication with ones Higher Self and Spirit Guides.

 

 

Jasper.pebble.600pix copyJASPER--Traditional protective stone, especially the red Jasper. There are a large number of types of Jasper...too many to go into in this article. Most Jaspers seem to work with the lower three Chakra points which are those of survival, energy, grounding and protection. Some will also work with the Heart but the Heart chakra is the bridge between the Earth/Physical Chakra points and the Spiritual Chakra points so that is to be expected. 

 

 

 

Zircon t09zirc 02bHYACINTH (JACINTH OR ZIRCON)-- Zircon is considered to be a ‘stone of virtue’, helping bring ones virtuous nature back into balance with the universe. It works with the energies of the first, third and fourth chakras, raising them to a higher level of intensity. It aids with the recognition that we are all part of ‘All That Is' and aids with our evolutionary growth spiral in this human realm. It is also said to symbolize innocence, purity, and constancy.

 

 

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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