Flower Agate: The Feminine Rising

Flower Agate “The Feminine Rising” This new Flower Agate out of Madagascar is a bit like carnelian, pink chalcedony, banded agate, and fisheye ocean jasper had a baby in a white rose garden.  Madagascar basically “does what she wants” when she’s making her rock babies– and we love them all.  I noticed the pale pink […]

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 […]

Healing Crystals in Your Pockets: How to use Pocket Rocks

Why Use Pocket Rocks? There are some ways to interact with healing crystals that are easier than others.  It’s hard to beat wearing jewelry as a strategy to interact with crystal energy because ~who doesn’t like a little bling~ but pocket rocks have a very specific usefulness to them.  Let me count the ways. 1) The Location […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rose Quartz Crystal – All Day Every Day

Rose Quartz: All Day, Every Day Rose Quartz is my favorite stone.  I have often said that if I could live in a rose quartz house and sleep on a lepidolite bed, that I would be the most happy girl in the world. Rose quartz is, by far, my most recommended rock for anyone for […]

She Said: The Metaphysical Properties of Labradorite & Spectralite

Labradorite ranks as one of the stones that is a must have for anyone who uses crystals and gemstones. It has a wide range of uses from daily protection, shielding, energy cleansing, as well as more esoteric uses for spiritual work. What About Spectralite? Spectralite is basically the same stone as labradorite, but it is considered a higher gem quality […]

She Said: The Metaphysical Properties of Ammonites

WTH are Ammonites? Ammonites are fossils. Fossils are rocks that used to be critters. The organic matter of the critter has been replaced by the rock so the appearance of the critter is more or less maintained in stone. Fossils are old.  Really old.  OMG old.  If you don’t mind, I’m going to remain vague about the […]