Crystal Therapy…Healing Stones

(This piece was originally published in the April Newsletter from
The Witch’s Corner.)
 

I’ve started a new section in our newsletter this month, and I hope to expand on this topic.  In future issues we’ll look at how to make tinctures from crystals for therapeutical use– both direct and indirect tinctures, and we’ll look at other ways to use the energy of crystals for healing.  We’ll also take a look each month at what crystals may work for which ailments.

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The ring above is my newest purchase, and no, this one isn’t going up for sale at Enchanted Jewelry.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  As you can see, this ring contains five individual stones of completely different types– ocean jasper, citrine, garnet, peridot, & aquamarine.   I wanted to see what kind of magickal/therapeutical energies would be combined altogether in this one magnificent piece of jewelry, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do now with the help of Judy Hall’s book:

“The Encyclopedia of Crystals”

Beginning at the top of the ring, we’ll work our way down…

Ocean Jasper:
(The Atlantis Stone)

Source:  Madagascar
Chakra:  Heart, solar plexis
Zodiac Sign:  Leo

Beneficial for:  Renewal, detoxifying, stress, circular breathing, service, responsibility, patience, immune system,  circulation, debilitated internal organs, PMS, insomnia, tumors, gum infections, eczema, cysts, colds, body odor, electromagnetic & environmental pollution, radiation, stress, prolonged illness or hospitalization, circulation, digestive & sexual organs, balancing mineral content of the body, emotional trauma, self-confidence, concentration, perception, analytical abilities, aura stabilization, negative-energy transformation, emotional disease, gastritis, eyes, stomach, uterus, lymphatic system, pancreas, blood vessels, skin disorders, immune system, bringing the body into balance.

Ocean Jasper was discovered in Madagascar at the millennium and is said to be connected to Atlantis.  The pattern symbolizes the interconnectedness of all, encouraging journeying and supporting service to humankind.  In addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, Quartz, and Agate, this stone reminds us that nature is cyclical, rhythmical, and fluid and assists in coping with change.  With gentle nurturing, Ocean Japer brings to the surface long-hidden unresolved emotional issues and helps you accept responsibility for yourself.

Citrine
(Smokey Citrine Herkimer)

Source:  Worldwide
Chakra:  Solar plexus
Zodia sign:  Sagittarious
Number:  2,6,8
Planet:  Pluto, Sun

Beneficial for:  sensitivity to environmental influence, energy clearing, optimism, letting go of the past, self-esteem, self-confidence, concentration, depression, fears, phobias, individuality, motivation, creativity, self-expression, nightmares, Alzheimer’s itching, male hormones, detoxification, elimination, energizing, recharging, ME, degenerative disease, digestion, spleen, pancreas, kidney and bladder infections, eye problems, blood circulation, thymus, thyroid, nerves, constipation, cellulite, corrects DNA, cellular disorders, metabolic imbalances, recall of past-life injuries and disease that affects the present, geopathic stress, x-ray exposure, libido, pain relief, fear, reproductive system, muscle, nerve tissue, inner vision, telepathy, multidimensional cellular healing, protection against radioactivity and disease caused by contact, insomnia from geopathic stress or electromagnetic pollution.

Smokey Citrine never needs cleansing and does not accept negative energy.  Excellent for enhancing metaphysical abilities and grounding them in everyday reality, it removes blockages from your spiritual path and purifies the etheric blueprint.  A Smokey Citrine Herkimer clears away old beliefs and thought forms that keep you mired in poverty, opening the way to abundance.  Both stones are excellent for removing vows taken in other lives, especially those of poverty and chastity, and assisting you to move out of present circumstances or an environment that precludes expansion.  *Smokey Citrine also carries the properties of the Herkimer Diamond and Smokey Quartz.

Garnet

Source:  Europe, USA (Arizona & New Mexico),
South Africa, Australia
Chakra:  Base, heart, purifies & energizes all
Number:  2  (varies with type of garent)
Zodiac Sign:  Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, & Aquarius
(varies with type of garent)
Planet:  Mars

Beneficial for:  Attracting love, dreaming, blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lung, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins.

Named for the seed of the pomegranate, granatum, it is said to be good luck to be given a garnet and bad luck to steal one.  Five hundred years ago it was used to drive off phantoms and demons.  Garnet is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, and is said to warn of approaching danger, but draws harm to enemies.  Traditionally used for engagement rings, Garnet inspires love and devotion and removes inhibitions and taboos.  Opening the heart, it bestows self-confidence.  This stone balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.  Red Garnet stimulates controlled rise of kundalini energy and adds potency, heightening the effect of tantric sex, and attracting a compatible partner for sexual healing.

Peridot

Source:  Canada, Russia, USA, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Canary Islands
Chakra:  Heart, solar plexis
Number:  5,6
Zodiac Sign:  Virgo, Leo, Scropio, Sagittarius
Planet:  Venus

Beneficial for:  Jealousy, resentment, spitefulness, anger, stress, lethargy, confidence, assertion, tissue regeneration, metabolism, skin, heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen, intestinal tract, ulcers, eyes, birth contractions, bipolar disorder, hypochondria, melancholia, digestive problems.

Believed in ancient times to keep away evil spirits, Peridot is still a protective stone for the aura and a powerful cleanser.  Releasing and neutralizing toxins, it purifies the subtle and physical bodies, and the mind.  Showing how to detach oneself from outside influences and to look to your own higher energies for guidance.  Peridot teaches that holding on to people, or the past, is counterproductive.  This visionary crystal helps you understand your destiny and spiritual purpose.  It is especially helpful to healers.

Aquamarine

Source:  USA, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Chakra:  Aligns all, clears throat chakra,
opens third eye
Number:  1
Zodiac Sign:  Aries, Gemini, Pisces
Planet:  Moon

Beneficial for:  Pollutants, stress, intuition, fear, sore throats, swollen glands, thyroid, pituitary, hormones, growth, elimination, eyes, jaw and teeth, near or farsightedness, stomach, immune system, autoimmune diseases.

Aquamarine’s color comes from minute traces of iron.  Said to protect sailors at sea and to guard against drowning, it was the stone of the sea goddess and counteracted the forces of darkness, gaining favor from the spirits of light.  A wonderful stone for meditation, Aquamarine shields the aura, invokes high sates of consciousness, and encourages service to humanity. With an affinity to sensitive people, it invokes tolerance and supports anyone overwhelmed by responsibility. Breaking self-defeating programs, it leads to dynamic change.  Useful for closure on all levels, this stone is helpful in understanding underlying emotional states and in interpreting how you feel.  Removing extraneous thought, Aquamarine filters information reaching the brain and clarifies perception.

Baubles n’ Spells n’ Magickal Things

 
I’ve been at it again, casting enchantments on some new wytchy bling and trying to pry certain pieces that I’ve fallen in love with out of my hot little hands so that I can actually part with them!

I absolutely love the azurite, and I’m afraid that I’m going to have to find a ring or pendent for myself, as the energy from this stone is wonderful– reminds me very much of lapis.  I broke down and procured a peridot for myself…I couldn’t resist, didn’t have any, and green is my favorite color.  Moonstone– I have several pieces of personal jewelry in moonstone, and I believe this is one of the most powerful stones for women.

Anyway…There are some new pieces up at Enchanted Jewelry, and with it are some new enchantments and some previous spells that have been requested.

Enjoy!

Azurite ring– 18X13 mm–
.925 silver– size 8– filligree design

 Third Eye Spell

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Azurite is a beautiful, deep blue stone, long used in magic to increase psychic powers.  Wear this ring to bed at night to experience prophetic dreams, wear it when doing any divination work, or wear it simply to open that part of your sub-conscious mind that we so often ignore.  Azurite can also be used in scrying, using the stone itself, as well as in healing magicks.  Its energy is receptive (feminine), its planet Venus.  The element associated with azurite is water.

To this exquisitely handcrafted azurite ring, already instilled naturally with so much psychic potential, I’ve cast a Third Eye Spell to enhance and increase your psychic awareness, to stimulate and encourage clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience.  This magickal piece of enchanted jewelry is perfect to open the mystical third eye of the average person, or to enhance the abilities of psychic tarot readers, mediums, and clairvoyants.

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Azurite Ring

Third Eye Spell

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Dragonclaw Faceted Peridot ring–  .925 silver–
size 8–

 Spell of Prosperity

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Peridot was used by the ancients as a protective amulet to guard against the evil eye.  It was worn or carried for general healing purposes, and was reputed to promote healing of insect bites and to help in liver ailments.  If worn to bed it also promotes sleep and calms the nervous system.  Ancient Romans wore peridot to relieve depression.

Peridot’s energy is receptive (feminine), its planet Venus, and its element Earth. 

This beautiful green stone is also used to attract wealth and prosperity, and that’s the enchantment that I’ve cast upon this piece– that it may bring money and necessary funds to the wearer, that your purse never runs empty and your plate always be full.

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Peridot Ring

Spell of Prosperity

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moonstone earrings– .925 silver– post design, very dainty– 3/4"

Wedjat Eye Enchantment

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These charming earrings are very dainty, the kind of earrings you can put in and wear comfortably without having to remove them for long periods of time.

To these earrings I’ve added a Wejat Eye Enchantment…The Wedjat Eye is the healed eye of the Egyptian god Horus, said in ancient mythologies to represent the powers of the moon.  It has long been used in spells as a protective charm, and this image was used in the spell cast upon these earrings to invoke the protective powers of Horus.  In this spell the power was raised to protect against evil from others, be that evil envy, wishing ill, or other ill feeling. 

 Moonstone is a blue, white, or pink feldspar and has long been connected to the moon, the Goddess,  and magick. Moonstone’s energy is receptive; it’s planet the Moon.  It corresponds to the element of Water, and particularly to the deities– Diana, Selene, Isis, and all lunar goddesses.

 

 Moonstone Earrings

Wedjat Eye Enchantment

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Enchanted Jewelry

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