July 2017 Potpourri- The Escapism Blend

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Theme: Escapism

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

 

 

 

 

 

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AstroJewelry- Jupiter & Jewelry- Part 1

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Magic by Sandra Kynes- REVIEW

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: The Luckiest Stone

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!