Metaphysical Meaning and Crystal Healing Properties of Ibis Jasper

Ibis Jasper September 2017 Ibis Jasper through Christopher Lee Matthews “Ibis Jasper” is a trade name for a new Madagascan brecciated jasper.  Breccia (Italian, breccia “gravel, pieces, fragmented”) refers to stones broken apart and naturally cemented back together by another mineral.  They are usually created by weathering or the movement of water.  Breccia are similar […]

Gemstones of the Moon

(A 17th century engraving of Diana the Moon goddess, with an angel above her, by the French artist Nicolas Dorigny.  The crab on her head signifies the zodiac sign Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon.  Image Source: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.) THE PLANETARY GEMSTONES OF THE MOON Although mostly forgotten today, there are traditional […]

Setting Intentions for Full Moon Capricorn and New Moon Cancer

Full Moon in Capricorn: July 1st, 2015 at 10:20 pm EST 9º 55’ Capricorn New Moon in Cancer: July 15th, 2015 at 9:24 pm EST 23 º 14’ Cancer Full Moon Aquarius: July 31st, 2015 at 6:43 am EST 7 º 56’ Aquarius The Full Moon and New Moon typically alternate between opposing zodiac signs.  […]

Healing Crystals in Your Pockets: How to use Pocket Rocks

Is that a rock in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?  (OK, that was bad.  But, I’m not sorry.  Plus, that photo is just darn cute.  I got the photo from http://morguefile.com) Why Use Pocket Rocks? There are some ways to interact with healing crystals that are easier than others.  It’s hard to beat […]

July to August 2015 Workshop Calendar

July to August 2015 Workshop Schedule Unless otherwise noted, workshops are by donation.  However seats are limited.  Individuals who have RSVP’d on our Meetup group WNC Crystal Toting Tree Huggers will be given priority.  For event at the Grove Arcade, please arrive by 4:45 pm. The outside doors are locked by 5 pm on Sundays. Full […]

Amazonite is Amazing-ite – No, Seriously. It is.

Amazonite is a blue-green, teal, turquoise colored feldspar, which puts it in the family of groovy and exotic moonstones.  I pretty much consider it “blue moonstone”, although whenever someone is using that term, they are really describing rainbow moonstone with a blue flash.  To-may-to, to-mah-to.  (That doesn’t work as well in writing as it does […]

Sacred Geometry: The Seed of Life, Vesica Piscis, and the Merkaba

What is the “Seed of Life”? The “Seed of Life” is a contemporary name for an ancient geometric figure.  It consists of seven overlapping circles with the same diameter.  Six of them are regularly spaced within the seventh, producing a rosette with eighteen lens shaped petals: six smaller ones inside and twelve larger ones outside. This figure can be […]

Amethyst Meaning: Crown Chakra Healing

The entire quartz family is amazing, but Amethyst is definitely the one wearing the crown.  Crown chakra, that is. Amethyst is a purple colored quartz that is probably, by far, one of the most beloved healing crystals from the mineral kingdom. It has a few things in it’s corner, such as, it is the birthstone […]

The Metaphysical Properties of Ocean Jasper ®

 Deciphering the Meaning of Ocean Jasper By Christopher Lee Matthews (Rough and polished examples of Ocean Jasper.   Center:  Its orbs can resemble bull’s eyes, starbursts, or dots when polished.  Right: They may be spherical, botryoidal, or druzy.  Left:  They can even produce more geometric shapes when they touch one another.)  (Small Ocean Jasper spheres in a quartz […]

The Distance Healing Crystal Grid

The Distance Healing Crystal Stone Grid This grid is intended to assist those who are keeping a Loved One in their prayers for healing or spiritual assistance. Some may be doing this kind of work in the context of sending Reiki, or a similar Divine Energy system, to assist in the healing and well-being of […]