Stones of the Goddess is a crystal user’s guide on working with goddesses and the Divine feminine. Nicholas Pearson’s expertise in crystals is apparent throughout as this is a detailed and well researched manual. The stand out for me was the rock formations process compared to the maiden, mother, crone triality that we see in several goddess stories. This scientific and geologic look at nature’s cyclical process is the essence of this book- that the goddess is present in the mineral kingdom. There were several crystal grids, charm bags, elixirs, meditations that were included. This book couldn’t be more timely as we are currently experiencing the women’s empowerment movement and the rise of the feminine. If the Goddess represents nature and change, using her gifts will help us navigate our way through this new expansive consciousness.
This past winter was a typical Saturnian winter. Bitterly cold, blistering winds, snow storm after snow storm, ice encrusted roads and trees, gray and gloom, so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Saturn moved into the sign of Capricorn December 2017 which is a winter sign. Saturn rules over our weather, so this was the recipe for an unbearable winter season. I am Canadian so our winters are usually long and cold, but this year was particularly harsh. Be prepared folks, we have another solid 2 years of this hell!
I sit here writing this blog during the second week of April, when birds should be chirping, the sun should be warm, and crocuses and tulips should be poking their little sleepy heads through the ground. Ummmm, no. It’s cold. Winter coat cold, which is very unusual for this time of year…thanks Saturn. Gray skies and cold weather are fine for a few months, but after a while it really starts to become depressing. With that being said, I thought I would share 3 of my favourite uplifting crystals.
They are ranked #3-1, #1 being the most powerful…
#3- Lemon Quartz
Lemon Quartz is an irridated quartz (a high vibe colour enhancing process) that has been treated to bring out its yellow greenish hue. This crystal helps to remind you of all the good things in life which counteracts negativity. I find this crystal is great to work with if friends, family, or coworkers are draining your energies. Everytime I’ve worn this crystal, I feel perky and upbeat. It helps you to persevere even when you are feeling low.
I know. The name is a dead give-away, but it’s true! Sunstone is THE happiness stone! It makes you feel alive and enthusiastic! It keeps you focused on the present moment without worrying about how long your happiness will last. Like the sun, it will increase your visibility, attracting new people and opportunities your way. I have a worry stone made of Sunstone, and whenever I feel low, I rub my fingers along it and I feel a burst of energy and excitement. It’s especially useful in the winter when you are feeling cold, as it will warm you up.
Spinel might not be the most obvious choice for a crystal to life your spirits, but I believe it is the most powerful happiness crystal. Spinel comes from the latin word ‘spina’ meaning spine, as Spinel has sharp needle like formations. It is a high vibe crystal that is used to substitute rubies and sapphires. Spinel repels negativity and grounds the user. It is said to alchemize all negative and emotional issues into positive emotions, empowering the user. It is known as a matrix crystal because of its strong regenerative properties. It will give you inspiration and optimism more than any other crystal. I recently purchased a spinel necklace, and I have never felt more happy in my life. I feel excited for the future and ecstatic in the present. I worry less and have more passion for life. I cannot recommend Spinel enough, which is why it’s my #1 crystal for uplifting your spirits!
There are many more crystals out there that will uplift you, but these are 3 that I have worked with that have had a great impact on my life. Typically the yellow and orange crystals are known as the happiness boosters as they activate your solar plexus chakra, which is known as the seat of happiness. Try exploring yellow and orange crystals if you cannot get your hands on the ones I’ve mentioend.
Some other good alternatives are:
Amber (not a crystal)
Yellow or Orange Calcite
Thanks for reading!
A Glamour Witch is a Libra Witch who uses glamours- to deceive and hide her true nature. This New Moon is culminating with a magic to do with projections. Here’s how to properly harness its power. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the actual spell.
Libra Mirror Spell
Sun in Libra- The life of the spell for this New Moon’s witchery is about mirroring.
Moon in Libra The emotional intention of this spell has to do with self-acceptance.
Uranus opposing this New Moon suggests we can break this spell through authenticity.
Mercury in Scorpio- The magic words of this spell are about speaking your truth.
Jupiter is letting us know that this spell will teach us about our personal power.
Venus- Contains the ingredient of this spell which is love
*The planets are providing us with the opportunity to break (Uranus) a powerful spell that has been cast upon ourselves.
Circe in Astrology represents the ultimate witch. She shows you the magical powers that you possess.
Saturn Square Circe in the 6th House
Shows us that we are allowing those who oppose us to manipulate us and force us to be who aren’t.
Chiron Opposite Circe- 6th House
Shows us that our magic lies in looking to nature for the answers we seek.
Hekate represents how and where we should trust our magic in our Astrology charts.
Mercury Square Hekate
Mercury squaring Hekate shows that we are over-analyzing every little thing which is blocking our magic. We must learn to trust our magic by expressing our true selves through creativity without analyzing it.
Jupiter Square Hekate
Jupiter squaring Hekate is teaching us the importance of self-trust. Trust that everything is happening the way it should be.
Perform this spell on October 21 at 9:11 UTC.
Light a black candle.
Take a piece of goldsheen obsidian and repeat this mantra 5 times while you gaze into its reflective surface.
“I am all of the things I am”
Let your mind wander and pay attention to any images you see in the obsidian.
Do not analyze the images you see.
Welcome them with an open mind and release them with love.
Blow out the Black Candle
Place the Goldsheen Obsidian on a window ledge or place outside.
Repeat the spell for 3 days in a row.
a mixture and or collection of miscellaneous and diverse items.
Book: The Sacred Power of Your Name by Ted Andrews
Song: Realiti by Grimes
Crystals: Mookite a.k.a Australian Jasper, Blue Lace Agate
Film: Doctor Strange
Fashion: Culotte Jumpsuit
Biggest Lesson Learned: Gratitude
Biggest Regret: Real Estate
Proudest Moment: Surrendering
Goal for August: Bravery
Jupiter is known as the planet of abundance, expansion, spirituality, education, and riches. Riches can actually extend to jewelry as well. I have noticed a correlation between your Jupiter sign and the kind of jewelry you like and own. Jupiter is actually known as the ‘Gem of Fortunes.’ Down below you can find some celebrity examples.
Coco Chanel- Jupiter in Cancer
Coco Chanel’s Jupiter is placed in Cancer in her 7th House. Cancer is ruled by the moon just like pearls. Coco Chanel was responsible for making pearls a quint-essential French fashion staple. Coco Chanel was often referred to as the Queen of Pearls. This is still seen in the House of Chanel today as Mr. Karl Lagerfeld has kept the brand true to Coco’s signature. Coco’s obsession with the elite also led her to being greatly influenced by sporting culture- specifically yachting. It’s no surprise that nautical fashion- including pearls- were a major part of her aesthetic.
Elizabeth Taylor- Jupiter in Leo- 8th House
We all know Elizabeth Taylor was a jewelry snob. Her extensive collection of jewels is a direct result of her Jupiter in Leo. Not only did she have an abundance of jewelry, but a Leo Jupiter creates a love of gaudy, showy, attention grabbing pieces. Elizabeth was known to flaunt her jewels, and outshined and outsparkled even the most prestigious diamond mines in the world. Her 8th House Jupiter allowed her to be gifted with jewels as opposed to purchasing them herself- although she did this as well. Her husbands were known to call her “very expensive.” An 8th House Jupiter in Leo also made her obsessed with jewels and she would go to great lengths to acquire the rarest ones. After all, her Leoline Jupiter did make her the Queen of Diamonds- and since the 8th House is ruled by Scorpio- diamonds themselves are ruled by this sign, as they are buried deep within the earth.
Mary Pickford- Jupiter in Aries- 2nd House
Star of Bombay
Mary Pickford may not be someone you would immediately associate with jewelry, but this silent movie star had a very extensive and expensive (2nd House) jewelry collection. She was dubbed Hollywood’s “first millionairess” and was obsessed with rubies and sapphires. Douglas Fairbanks gifted Mary with the Star of Bombay which was a 182 carat blue star sapphire. Mary later donated it to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC where it’s currently on display. Mary’s obsession with rubies and sapphires is due to her Aries Jupiter. Sapphire is a power stone and is the historical birthstone for the month of April- Mary was born April 8. Rubies on the other hand are red coloured which is connected to the fire sign Aries.
Marilyn Monroe- Jupiter in Aquarius-7th House
Marilyn Monroe may have sung “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” but in truth, Marilyn was more of a handbag collector than a jewelry collector. Aquarians are not known to be glitzy and glamorous, so while Marilyn’s Jupiter is in the sign of Aquarius, it’s fair to say that jewelry really didn’t interest her as much as her intellectual pursuits. Most of Marilyn’s jewelry resembled rosaries or had an ecclesiastical look to them. Aquarians can be quite religious which is the placement of her Jupiter. What is interesting is that her estate did find a rosary necklace with onxy and jade beads with a large crucifix that appeared to be more worry beads than a statement piece. This could be due to the nervous Uranus energy associated with her Jupiter. This rosary necklace was also given to her from her husband Joe Di Maggio- which explains the 7th House placement of her Jupiter.
Sophia Loren- Jupiter in Libra- 9th House
Sophia Loren like Elizabeth Taylor is a massive jewelry lover. Her Jupiter in Libra gives her a strong thirst for jewels and the gaudier the better! Sophia was a master at balancing (Libra) her statement pieces with classic outfits so as not to compete with the jewels. Her Jupiter is ruled by Venus, so the more feminine the jewelry, the better. Her Jupiter is placed in her 9th house, meaning she traveled all over the world visiting jewelry shops and was not biased towards Italian jewelry, in fact, she was a huge fan of the French brand Cartier, since the 9th house does rule foreigners.
Amy Adams- Jupiter in Pisces- 11th House
Amy Adams is known to be quite flashy on the red carpet. Her go to jewelry pieces are emerald. Emerald is ruled by Mercury which has very good relations with the planet Jupiter. Emeralds bring positive change to Jupiter in Pisces people, particularly so if Mercury is in the 4th or 7th House. Amy has her Mercury in the 4th House which maybe why she is so drawn to these heartful gemstones. The 11th House placement of her Jupiter indicates that she only wears flashy jewels when she is at an important event.
Miranda Kerr- Jupiter in Sagittarius- 5th House
Miranda Kerr might be a supermodel, but she is also a pretty hard core new ager. In countless interviews Miranda has mentioned that as a child in Australia, she would go searching for crystals in the outback with her family and was taught the magical properties of the stones through her grandparents. Miranda has been a public advocate for gemstone healing and even created (5th House Creativity) her own jewelry line using healing crystals/gems. She carries a clear quartz crystal wand beaded with rose quartz in her purse, and carries a small rose quartz piece with her at all times. Her Sagittarius Jupiter makes her Jupiter extra powerful as Jupiter is in its own sign and also spiritualizes her jewelry. Her new agey aesthetic comes into view with her raw gemstone jewelry.
A must read for anyone who uses and or is interested in crystals- whether you are a lapidary or witch- you will find this book to be both grimoire and text book. Crystal Magic is one of the best books I have read about crystals. Most books on this topic simply name crystals and their properties but this book took it a step further. The first part of the book is about the History and Science of crystals which is absolutely needed if you are going to be working with them. It is fascinating learning about crystals and gemstones in antiquity whether it was in astrology, divination, or medicinal uses. Learning about crystals from a scientific perspective such as their mineral compositions, their crystalline structures, and their formations provides a wealth of information about crystals that help you understand their magical properties even more. This section was not overly scientific, so if you are not a sciencey person, you have nothing to fear about this part of this book. This was extremely useful as we can sometimes forget that at the end of the day, crystals come from the earth. Tips on how to spot fake stones was also very helpful as we want to ensure that we are not simply relying on the placebo effect and that we aren’t supporting fraudulent distributors. I thought the chapter on crystals grids that are based on the crystalline structures of the crystals to be ingenious as I have never come across information about that before. The Compendium of Stones was one of the best I have seen as it also included the history of stones as many books opt not to include that in their descriptions. Two reference guides are also included at the back of the book that list the magical correspondences for the crystals such as ruling deities and planets. Once again this was very helpful. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced crystal practitioner, this book creates a solid foundation in understanding crystals from their historical and geological perspectives. Understanding crystals, gems, and minerals history and compositions creates a deeper and richer appreciation for these marvelous rocks.
Green Aventurine is the most prosperous and luckiest stone in the world! It is also known as the gambler’s stone, as gamblers will often carry a piece of this in their left pocket……with great success I might add. If you would like to attract more wealth into your life, Green Aventurine will bring opportunities your way, via synchronicities, to increase your earning power. No, it won’t make make money appear out of thin air, but it will definitely release the vibration of money into your life.
Green Aventurine is also a calming stone, excellent for those who are afflicted with anxiety. This stone is also believed to help reduce the effects of near-sightedeness, in fact, ancient Tibetan statues often used Green Aventurine for the eyes, to increase the statues visionary powers! Remember, you can only take advantage of opportunities for wealth, if you are able to “see” them for what they are.
On a personal note, a close family friend, recently lost their job, and could not find another one to save their life. They purchased a piece of Green Aventurine and placed it in their wallet. Within 3 days, they had an amazing job opportunity present itself to them, and successfully obtained the position. Since then, they have earned more money than they ever have in their entire working career.
For those of us interested in metaphysics, we all know life isn’t about money, however, if you ever feel financially stranded or stuck, or just need some luck in your life, count on Green Aventurine the embodiment of Lady Luck to assist you!
*This is the stone to use during Virgo season!
So Hermès has created a watch collection using lapis lazuli, onyx, and malachite…….yes please!