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May 2013 ~ GemStone: Malachite

Malachite

The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft. Being a carbonate of copper, Malachite is sometimes intergrown with Azurite, forming Malachite-Azurite, or with Chrysocolla, forming Malachite-Chrysocolla.

 Known as the mirror of the soul, the healing powers of malachite have long been recognized, and it has traditionally been used to aid in recovery from physical and emotional illness, particularly for releasing guilt. Psychologically, it can be used to help recognize and release the lingering effects of negative experiences. It is said to allow the wearer to gain insight into the cause of ill-feeling such as relationship problems, fear, resentment, and anxiety and then to release the negative emotions.

Metaphysical  Healing Properties of Malachite

Calming Loyalty Leadership Protection Wisdom Comfort Balance

Peace Self-understanding Positive transformation Healing

Malachite is an important protection stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.  Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.  Malachite clears and activates the Chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.  It opens the heart to unconditional love.  Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings.  Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.  It alleviates mental disturbances and combats dyslexia.  Enables you to absorb and process information.  Releases negative experiences and old traumas.  Stimulates dreams.

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Malachite balances mood swings and heals cramps.  It facilitates labor, alleviates menstrual disorders such as PMT and period pains, as well as menopause.  Boosts the immune and nervous systems.  Malachite lowers blood pressure, treats asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumors, the optic nerve, pancreas, spleen and the parathyroid.  It pinpoints tumors, realigning and repairing the DNA and cellular structure that causes cancers. It can be used on all forms of cancer and enhances and stimulates the immune system.  Malachite stimulates the liver to release toxins. Malachite promotes harmony and helps the various parts of the body to work together.

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Malachite is also said to protect the wearer from accidents and so can be useful for travelers to wear. Malachite has been also been used to promote success in business and avoid undesirable business associations. Malachite can also aid in concentration and is known as a protective stone in the field of aviation. It helps with jet lag, encourages smooth business travel, and protects in travel on congested highways.

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Therapeutic malachite usually displays crisp, straight black or dark-green bands in a light green base. For maximum effect, the bands should form a bull’s-eye on opposite sides of a central sphere. If the bands are irregularly shaped or muddy, the power of the malachite will be less, and the greater the contrast between the dark bands and light green base, the stronger the stone’s therapeutic effects.

Chakra

  4th Chakra – Heart Chakra

5th Chakra – Throat Chakra

Zodiac

 Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn

Planet

Venus

 Element

 Earth

 Colors

 Light to Dark Green Banded

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[Image] Malachite/Azurite

April 2013 ~ GemStone: Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

An ancient gemstone. Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a Lapis Lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued Lapis Lazuli more highly than gold.

When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most powerful stones and should be used with care. Wearing a Lapis Lazuli ring can help you to become a channel. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.

Healing Properties of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is used with other stones when parts of the body need to be purified and cleansed and should be only used by a Healer. Lapis Lazuli has high intensity and can open many of the Chakra Centers. This must be done only with love in the heart and comprehension in the mind and wisdom in soul. It contains high intensity and can open many of the Chakra Centers.

Lapis Lazuli Standing Points, Wands & Jewelry

Standing Point radiates or absorbs energy through the point. This causes it to channel energy in one direction.
Lapis Lazuli Massage Wand – the pointed end of a wand focuses the energy tightly through the tip.

Benefit from the power of Lapis Lazuli jewelry

– Reveals Truth
– Increases your inner vision
– Opens Chakra Centers
– Helps you to control conflicts
– Friendship stone
– Balances the Throat Chakra and Crown Chakra

Chakra

5th Chakra – Throat Chakra.

Birthstone

September & December

 Zodiac Sign

Libra, Sagittarius

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March 2013 ~ GemStone: Moss Agate

Moss Agate

This stone  is a multi-shade of green that resembles moss or trees from a distance. It is sometimes found with bands of brown agate and when this occurs it is called mocha stone.

Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates. It was the agate of warriors. Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness, so the emotions are balanced. It is an excellent stone to use in the business world. The night before an important business meeting cover a moss agate with marigold petals in a small bowl or cup. In the morning put the moss agate in your right pocket and be a success at the meeting. When used in jewelry the moss agate is believed to bring the wearer health, friends and riches.

Moss agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance and success in one’s endeavors. It is considered to be a stone of new beginnings and abundance. Due to its association with nature, Moss Agate fosters feelings of expansion, freedom and space, the same feelings you experience when you go for a walk along streams or the beach.

Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Moss Agate

The metaphysical properties of moss agate are primarily its strong connection with nature. Moss agate is a stabilizing stone that is said to refresh the soul and reveal the beauty of nature all around one. Healers use it to reduce sensitivity to weather as well as pollution in the environment. Due to its markings, which suggest moss, the moss agate is the especial gardener’s talisman. It is worn to lend energy to the depleted and for healing purposes.

Moss Agate strengthens in times of stress. Midwives use it to assist in successful birthing. It is used to speed up recovery, counteract long term illnesses, cleanse the circulatory and elimination systems, reduce skin infections and relieve depression. Moss Agate relieves exhaustion and heals problems with the neck and back, blood sugar, anorexia/food issues, lymph nodes. Helps with breathing disorders.

Chakra

 4th (Heart) Chakra & 6th (Third Eye) Chakra.

Birthstone

  May

Zodiac Sign 

Taurus, Gemini

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Agate

Eye Agate

Tree Agate

Fire Agate

Snakeskin Agate

Blue Lace Agate

Carnelian

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February 2013 ~ GemStone: Mystic Topaz

Mystic Topaz

Mystic Topaz is also known as Fire Topaz, Mystic Fire Topaz, Caribbean Topaz, Alaska Topaz, Alaskan ice and Rainbow Topaz. These are all different terms used to describe the same gemstone treated by titanium vapor for a permanent rainbow of colors. Mystic Topaz is white topaz that’s treated with a permanent bond to have a wide variety of colors, the blue-greens being the best known. Mystic Topaz has a combination of the properties of white topaz and the color energies brought to the stone through its permanently bonded color.

Topaz is known as the stone of Jupiter. It represents rule over one’s own life, self-realization and wisdom. Topaz gently opens the throat and third eye chakras, making communication easier and more effective.


Metaphysical & Healing Properties

– Fortifying the nerves
– Improving digestion
– Stimulating metabolism

Benefit from the power of Topaz jewelry

– Helps shape your life to your own wishes
– Gain wisdom
– Encourage openness, honesty and fulfillment
– Stimulates energy flow
– Opens the throat chakra

Color:

Rainbow

Chakra:

5th Chakra (Throat Chakra), 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)

Zodiac:

Sagittarius, Pisces, Scorpio

Birthstone:

November, December

Planet:

Jupiter

Energies:

Love, Power, Healing, Protection, Money

(Angel Therapist)

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January 2013 ~ GemStone: Labradorite

Labradorite

Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions. Meditate with this labradorite sphere to stimulate your imagination for creative growth, and develop enthusiasm for new projects and endeavors. Labradorite strengthens and protects our aura by balancing and clearing our Chakras. It teaches us to use mystical Power wisely and well. This stone also aids us in self awareness and communicating with our highest self and with Source.

Use this stone when you are feeling down, anxious, or your energy is drained. It can assist in strengthening your will and feelings of inner worth, along with building inner resolve, perseverance, and purpose.

Metaphysical Properties

– Stimulates imagination
– Helps to combine intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom enhancing discernment in all situations
– Develops enthusiasm and thus, new ideas
– Assists to see more clearly in meditation
– Balances and regulate metabolism
– Brings patience, which leads to better focus and concentration

Physical Healing Properties

Clarify eyes, gout, colds, rheumatic fever, feeling cold, lowers blood presure.

Benefit from the Power of Labradorite Jewelry

– Promotes change and transformation
– Energy boost
– Prevents negativity
– Reveals new opportunities
– Energy protection
– Strengthens intuition and psychic ability
– Balances all the Chakras

Color:

Green/Gray with iridescent flashes of blue and yellow

Chakra:

3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus), 6th Chakra (Third Eye)

Energies:

Power

Birthstone:

August, November, December

Zodiac:

Sagittarius, Leo, Scorpio

(Angel Crystal Therapist)

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