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Tarot & Witchcraft ~ with author, Amythyst Raine


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Choosing Stones & Crystals for Your Home

In this list you’ll notice that instead of giving you a specific list of crystals and stones by name, I’m giving you colors that are associated with these spaces, and you can choose which stones you connect with in this way.  I don’t know about you, but I find a lot of people are so overwhelmed with the geology of it all that they lose the magick.  I work in a shop that displays and sells a vast amount of crystals and stones every day, and I’ve watched individuals so centered on wanting to get a stone’s name correct, wanting to be sure that they don’t make a mistake, wanting to be assured that every energetic vibration of that particular stone with that particular name is exactly associated with what they’re looking for that the process of choosing a stone seems like a stressful situation for them.

This is all just a bit too analytical for me.  And I don’t believe that this is the correct way for any individual to choose a stone or crystal for their personal use.

For example, blue lace agate is known for it’s calming effects, but if you hate this color connecting with this stone is not going to leave you feeling calm.  Every time you look at your blue lace agate, which you purchased to help you reduce stress and feel calm, your first thought will be, “I hate this color.” Stones of bright and brilliant colors and sheens are usually not noted for having a calming effect, but what if your favorite color is red, what if you love garnets?  What if garnets make you feel happy and peaceful and stress-free?  Choose the garnet.

With that said, here are the various areas and spaces you’ll find in most homes along with the colors and energies usually associated with each one.  Don’t be bound by these suggestions if other colors connect with you and the energy of a particular area.  Find the crystals and stones you feel would enhance these spaces for you.

1. The Bathroom…This room is associated with the element of Water and with the colors blue & black. It is connected with the ultimate basics of life. You can combine crystals with personal cleansing routines, to stimulate your body’s Chi energy and connect with your dreams, goals, hopes, and fears.

2.  The Bedroom…This room is associated with the element of Earth and with the colors yellow and pink. It’s energy lays with friends, lovers, the pleasures and pain of social connections, falling in love, and sex. You can use crystals in this room that will help you with sleep, courtship, sexual stamina, romance, partnerships, and friendships.

3.  The Kitchen…The Kitchen is associated with the element of Wood and the color green.  This is the core of the home, the very heart of the family.  Crystals used in this area will strengthen bonds of togetherness as well as bond you to your own ancestry.

4.  The Home Office…The home office is associated with the element of Wood and with the colors green and red, as well as brown and reddish purple.  You will use crystals in this area to bring you financial success and good luck in business.

5.  The Home Sanctuary…This room is associated with the element Earth and with the color yellow.  This room is associated with balance and well-being.  And this room is just what it’s name implies– a sanctuary.  Here is where you’ll use crystals to enhance your spiritual life and your emotional/physical/and mental growth.

 

6.  Hallway & Foyer…The hallway and foyer are associated with the element of Metal and with the color silver, which can range from shades of white to milky grays.  Crystals used in this area of your home will foster relationships with people near you, people who will prove to be helpful to you; they will also help you deal with the energy of change and with the disruption of travel.

7.  Children’s Rooms…Children’s rooms are also associated with Metal and with the color silver.  These rooms represent beginnings and creativity.  You will use crystals in these areas to help you in the area of inventiveness and to plan future endeavors.

8.  The Study…This room is associated with the element of Earth and with the colors yellow, blue-green, and turquoise.  This room represent learning and intellect, as well as introspection.  Crystals will be used in this area to inspire you to find your potential, as well as to hunger for and acquire knowledge.

9.  The Living/Dining Room…This area of the home is associated with the element of Fire and with the color red.  This space deals with self-perception, your reputation, as well as the way others perceive you.  Crystals used in this area will be focused on public appearance, your reputation in the world, as well as your responsibilities in the face of community.

I hope this is enough information to get you started on improving the energies in your living space and thus in your life.  Our home is filled with rocks, stones, piles of rocks, little rocks, bowls of rocks, and big rocks.  Rocks and crystals are usually part of the children’s Yule list– at their request.  And it isn’t a real birthday at our house if the guest of honor doesn’t receive a magickal stone.

PS ~ It should be noted that the eastern tradition of elements are slightly different than that of the western tradition, which is what I normally adhere to in my spiritual practices.  The western tradition includes Earth, Air, Fire, & Water; where as the eastern tradition includes  Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Metal, & Wood.
Source:  The source for this blog post is a page at my website, The Witch’s Corner, titled “Crystals & Stones”, follow the link.  You’ll find more information on this page including an example of a crystal grid, more info on particular stones, and a video.  If you’ve never visited The Witch’s Corner, or if you haven’t been there for a while, be sure to drop by ~ cick  HERE
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A Crystal, A Candle, & a French Chant

I’m migrating to a new computer, thanks to my son, who is doing all the technical work AND supplying me with the new computer (those 15 hours of labor 26 years ago are paying off *lol*).  He has moved EVERYTHING from my old computer into the new one, which is a huge job, as I’ve accumulated so much through years of writing, photographing, video taping, and Doing Stuff.  I’m actually finding things that I’ve forgotten about in old files, and that’s what I’m posting here today.  The following Spell was in a folder I used for taking notes, called “Personal Notebook”.  I don’t have these entries dated, nor have I recorded any original sources, but as so often the case with this type of thing, this Spell is perfect for the Here n’ Now ~

“Eleven Mysteries Exercise”…brief notes:
(personally modified)

crystal, white candle,

Take a deep breath. Place your hands, palms down, one on each side of the crystal. Empty your mind. Slowly open your hands so that they will rest on the table, but the palms are facing each other– still the same distance apart, one on each side of the crystal. If you are trying to materialize an object, place a lodestone or pair of lodestones beside the crystal.

As you recite the chant, bring your hands together– a mark at a time. This means that you will be saying the chant eleven times in all, while focusing on the crystal in the middle that rests upon your desire.

Begin, with the first of eleven repetitions:

“Venez a’ moi. (pause) Come to me.

De’plier. (pause) Unfold.

Dimension to dimension.

De’plier. (pause) Unfold.

As you utter the charm, your hands will most likely grow significantly warm and you may feel as if you are actually holding something– which, in essence, you are.

On the eleventh repetition, as you utter the last word (“De’plier”), with a rush of breath, open your eyes and look immediately up to the right– that place where we manufacture from fantasy into reality of the spoken word and say– “Cachet! Tow!”, which roughly translates to “hide the spell”.

This is where I place links & promote Stuff ~
THE WITCH’S CORNER
(Lady Amythyst)
My website, started in 2009 at Webs, is alive and well;
It’s just moved to a new location and has a new URL:
ALL of the content from the original site can be found at this new location, plus a few new and extra things going on as well.  Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, or hello’s in the comment boxes provided at the bottom of every page.
Blessings,
Amythyst


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My Pendulums! (video)

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The Witch’s Desk: Books, Crystals, Healing, Enchanting Jewelry, Etc.

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All questions are posted as received, no editing (except to delete identities), as all questions are posted anonymously.  You can contact me through the submission form in the side-bar on the home page at my website The Witch’s Corner.  (Hopefully I haven’t repeated any questions I’ve already answered in a previous blog post, but if I did, I fall back on my Best-Excuse-Ever…I’m a post-menopausal woman– my memory is toast.  This is my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.)

1)  i need your powerful books and crystals,,so help me out.i waiting for your reply.thanks

I’m more than happy to pass on a link to my books: click  Here

As far as crystals are concerned, I’m not sure what you’re talking about.  All that I recall having up, as far as crystals go,  are some crystal pendulums; though I have a big website, and I’ve been busy writing and with other projects, so I haven’t updated my online shops for quite a while.  This will be a future When-I-Get-More-Money and When-I-Have-More-Time project.  click  Here

2)  So I recently Bought a Ring, and I want to Channel Energy into it that will give me a Boost in Confidence and Courage. Thus making me able to be more sociable in crowds. I was wondering If you had any Advice on the matter, sites I could Look at, or tell me how and what I need to complete this ritual. thanks in advance if you decide to reply. ~D 

Very cool!  You’ll find an explanation for enchanting jewelry at the top of  This Page.  And this little tidbit of info (which I’m copy-pasting here) can be found at the bottom of said page.

3)  Hi! I would like to order a spell from you. Just in case asking is it possible. I would like to get a healing spell. Im nicely going to doctors also but im very hopfull with casting spell, because i think i need extra help. Is it possible to order spell for healing or banishing illness? as i live in Estonia in Europa sometimes its not possible to get all things (herbs or oils) I would be very happy and lucky if you can help me 🙂 With best wishes

I’m so glad to hear that you’re continuing with solid mundane Medical Care.  This is so important, and I can’t emphasize it enough, whether you’re going  to incorporate magickal spells or any other form of holistic healing into your regimen– don’t stop seeing your medical doctor, and don’t stop taking prescribed medications.

Actually, I don’t sell spells.  However, I do offer a service in which I help people put spells together for specific intentions (Spell Consultations), and you’ll find more information on the topic at this link: click  Here

You’ll also find a whole slew of Free Spells at this blog.  Here’s a link to Health & Healing Spells, click  Here

Estonia!?!  🙂

 


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Crystals & Stones: Black Stones

A basket of my own crystals & stones. Some were gifted to me, others were purchased @ new-age shops, and some just followed me home during long walks.

The Black Stones!

 Black Opal

Energy:  projective/receptive
(male & female)

Planets:  all planets

Element:  all elements

Powers:  astral projection, psychism, beauty, money, luck, power,
self-worth, strengthening the will to live, loyalty, spontaneity

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Snowflake Obsidian

Energy:  projective (male)

Planet:  Saturn

Element:  Fire

Powers:  protection, grounding, divination, peace,
compassion, strength, removing blockages, healing

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Apache Tear

Energy:  projective (male)

Planet:  Saturn

Element:  Fire

Powers:  protection, luck, forgiveness, heals grief,
absorbs negative energy, protects the aura

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Jet

Energy:  receptive (feminine)

Planet:  Saturn

Element:  Earth, Akasha

Powers:  protection, anti-nightmare, luck, divination, health

“…It is said that those who are attracted to this stone are “old souls”,
with long experience of incarnation on earth.  Jet promotes taking control of life.”

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“In general, crystals and stones used for healing are used in a variety of ways…They are worn on the body as pendents, rings, etc.; carried on the person in pockets, mojo bags, and such; used as healing pendulums suspended above the affected areas; placed directly on the affected body part or placed on the appropriate chakra; and sometimes they are used to create healing tinctures that are taken internally, applied to affected body areas, or sprayed around a space…”

For more information on crystals & stones, cleansing crystals,
using crystals in your home, and correspondences for crystal magic,
click  Here.

For information on making crystal tinctures, click Here


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37 Pounds of Amythyst…er, Amethyst

Hubby went with me for the afternoon when I did tarot readings on Sunday at Next Millennium.  Apparently this gave him enough time to do some browsing and shopping on his own, because when we were getting ready to leave, he had selected this piece:  37 lbs. of amethyst…which is fitting for our house!  This gorgeous chunk of crystal sits on our entertainment center and shares its space with the Goddess.

I met some wonderful people Sunday and made a couple very significant connections.  Although the store is always busy, there is a sense of calm about Sundays that are just undeniable no matter where you are.  It just must be the energy of the day.  I had a wonderful time, and the readings connected well, which always leaves me with a warm and fuzzy ‘I-must-be-doing-something-right’ feeling.  Afterwards, we had time to stop by our son’s apartment for a visit and enjoy supper at China Buffet…yum!  This is one of my favorite places to eat.

I received a rather unusual call Monday afternoon.  It was a man in Australia wanting to know if I would cast a spell for him.  I receive a call ever so often on this topic, and I just want to say that , no, I don’t cast spells for people.  I offer the information, often the spells, as well as some of the supplies so that people can cast their own spells.  And really, I think this is best.  No one can want the change that a spell facilitates more than the one who will benefit from the outcome, the individual who carries all the strength of their emotions and personal involvement.  It’s their energy, all the strength of their will, which will make a difference in the final outcome.  Cast your own spells and you’ll discover that this true. 

I’ve found my venue here in Fremont, where I can meet with a client and give them a tarot reading over a cup of coffee or a pot of tea…Harvest Health.  The owner has a quaint coffee shop in the back of his store.  He’s so nice, and he was more than happy to allow me to use this spot to conduct personal tarot readings.  I’ll be placing an ad in the local paper this week, and I’ll continue to do this sporadically.  I think it will be a lot of fun!

My pendulum cards arrived in the mail this week.  I’ve got them posted at my website for sale ( http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/pendulums.htm ). I’m still waiting on all of the pendulums that I ordered, a big batch of natural stone pendents, and some pentacle pendents.  I’m beginning to think they may be coming by pony express.  I’ll post as soon as I get my hands on them.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of this day! 

 


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Healing & Prosperity: A Crystal Grid

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To begin the new year, I felt that a crystal grid to promote energy for good health and prosperity was in order. I sat this grid up on the kitchen table, along with four tea candles, and we wallowed in new-age health and prosperity energy till we were up to our eyeballs in it. If you’d like to follow suit and bring this energy into your space, into your life, and into manifestation, here’s what I used and how I did it:

My center stone is a large selenite crystal used as the energy generator, or battery, for this grid. Selenite is the one crystal that supposedly never needs to be cleansed. It’s energy is pure and constantly moving- this is a high vibrational stone; this makes selenite the perfect battery for any of the crystal grids you decide to create.

Selenite: Planet/Moon; zodiac sign/Gemini; chakra/third eye; energy/receptive or feminine; element/Water. Magickally speaking: selenite induces clarity of thought and perception, it ignites a higher consciousness that allows access to energies found on other planes. This crystal also anchors the lighter ethereal side of our being to the slower heavier vibration of earth, of matter. Selenite is a powerful crystal and can be used for scrying the past, present, future. Selenite stabilizes erratic emotional energy and connects the conscious part of our mind to the sub-conscious, allowing for clear thoughts and unexpected revelations. This beautiful crystal is also an excellent provider of protection, bringing peace and security into your home.

The stones situated evenly around the selenite crystal, the inner ring, include eight stones: four blue lace agates, two aventurines, and two bloodstone.

Blue Lace Agate: Planet/Mercury; zodiac sign/Gemini; chakra/third eye; energy/receptive or feminine; element/Water. Magickally speaking: This is a serene stone conducive to relaxation and destressing. Blue lace agate promotes a peaceful atmosphere within a space and among individuals who inhabit this space. This is the primary stone I use for healing the body, mind, and spirit. Holistically speaking: The blue agate stabilizes the aura, transforms negative energy, and is conducive to healing any problems with the digestive system, including the stomach; the eyes, uterus, lymphatic system, pancreas, and skin.

Aventurine: Planet/Mercury; zodiac sign/Aries; chakra/heart; energy/projective or masculine; element/Air. Magically speaking: aventurine is used to manifest spells of prosperity and is used as a lucky talisman by gamblers. It is considered an all around good luck stone. Holistically speaking: green aventurine is used to treat malignant maladies; disorders of the heart; blood-pressure; cholesterol; metabolism; allergies; migraines and eye strain; sinus infections; and issues with the lungs and urogenital systems. Aventurine enhances intelligence and increases creativity. It’s a very calming stone and also lends itself to promoting peace and releasing stress.

Bloodstone: Planet/Mars; zodiac sign/Aries, Libra, Pisces; chakra/heart, cleanses & realigns the lower chakras; energy/projective or masculine; element/Fire. Magickally speaking: In ancient Babylon this stone was believed to have the power to overthrow enemies. Bloodstone is used in magickal spells for legal, business, and financial matters; for invisibility spells; and for spells promoting personal protection, including issues of banishing negative influences and healing any wounds in the ancestral line. Holistically speaking: The most potent thing bloodstone is used for is to halt bleeding; issues with the blood and the circulatory system; miscarriages; health issues with the liver, intestines, kidney, and spleen; infections; and fevers. Bloodstone is considered a general health enhancing talisman.

The outside ring of crystals is made up entirely of clear quartz crystal points. Five of these were rough unfinished crystals, and three of them were very small polished quartz crystal points. The purpose of these crystal points is to keep the energy moving, to raise the power level of your grid, basically- to keep the magick flowing smoothly in a positive direction. They are placed with the points all headed in the same direction, and in a direction that suggests a clockwise movement.

Clear Quartz Crystal: Planet/Moon & Sun; zodiac sign/All of them; chakra/harmonizes all the chakras & aligns the aura; energy/projective & receptive, or both masculine & feminine; element/Fire & Water. Magickally speaking: clear quartz crystal is used in spells to enhance power; for weather magic- to bring rain; it’s used in the creation of magic wands for shamans, esteemed in the Native American traditions for its power; and is connected to the Goddess and full moon rituals by some Wiccan traditions. It is symbolic of spirit and the divine, and it is a wildly popular new-age stone. Holistically speaking: Clear quartz crystal is considered a tremendously powerful energy generator; it’s believed to generate electromagnetism and to dispel static electricity; it regulates energy; heals karmic wounds; and is considered a master healer that covers almost any condition.

I used a medium-sized polished clear quartz crystal to activate this crystal grid. Below is a link to one of my videos, in which I explain how this is done:

A Crystal Grid