First Full Moon of 2020

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A Beautiful First Full Moon of 2020 was shining in the sky so I snapped a few shots of it for you today, the first full moon of 2020.

These rising full moon shots were taken at approximately 5.30 PM on the 9th of January 2020.

The moon is known as a Wolf Moon and peeks at 19:21 this evening.

And now for some shots on or after 7.15 PM…

And finally, a few videos!

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My favourite image of the evening: taken at the apex of the full moon on January 9th 2020 at 7.19 PM

Using crystals for holistic healing

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If you are plugged into the world of alternative medicine, you probably are considering crystal healing a run for the money. Crystal healing has been around for quite some time. Since ancient time, men have harnessed the power of these healing stone to align, transform and clear their mind, body and soul energy from the often harmful negative energy to a pure and fulfilling positive energy.

The Egyptians, Sumerians and even the Mayans who regularly adorn themselves with these crystals understood the positive impact of these stones on their mind which in turn keeps their physical body healthy and free from stress.

Even though our modern culture will choose rather forget or deny the healing capabilities of crystals, we cannot, for the most part, erase them totally. There are still many who have witnessed and will continue to believe in the healing powers of crystals. The followership is growing globally and we are seeing a renewed interest in this ancient holistic healing method.

How healing crystals work

Healing crystals work by aligning the various energy centres of the body to promote wellness, happiness and stress-free life.

Energy healers believe the human body is surrounded by a field of energy called chakra. This energy field is very much like a magnetic field which can push or attract other objects. Our thoughts produce vibrations which affect these fields and in turn, the field attracts to us what we are thinking. As such, the energy field helps in the manifestation of our thoughts and can bring to pass whatever we are thinking about; whether good or evil.

Healing crystals have the ability to align this life force and cleanse our chakra of evil or bad energy. This gives them a holistic healing power since they are the only thing apart from our mind which can influence the energy surrounding our body. As such, having a particular crystal on helps to vibrate the energy to a particular frequency giving rise to a manifestation of these thoughts.

This is why healers use different crystals to solve different problems. To effectively harness the healing power of crystals, you’ll need to select the crystal type that matches the frequency of your problem so it can lead to better manifestation.

How to choose a crystal

Choosing a crystal depends entirely on what you want and your connections with the healing crystal. Crystal experts often say the crystals choose you and not the other way around. As such, it is often recommended that you move around the crystal chop and look around until you can feel an almost physical connection with a particular healing crystal.

The connection can come in the form of a physical vibration, a tingling sensation or just a knowing feeling when you come in contact with your healing crystal in the crystal shop. If you feel drawn to a particular feeling or fall in love with a crystal; that’s often a sign that the crystal has chosen you.

It’ll also help to identify your particular problem and find a stone whose healing vibrations matches your problem. Below we have discussed some of the most popular healing crystals and what they stand for; you can use that as a guide for finding your healing crystal.

When it comes to healing with crystals, your intentions matter a lot because crystals work by sending your thoughts which most often are your intentions into the soul of the universe to bring such intentions into physical manifestations. As such, it important for you to be specific about what you want, when you want it and how you want.

Different types of crystals and what they do

White (crystal) quartz

White crystals are some of the most popular crystals used by energy healers in different parts of the world. The white crystal quartz has a pure and powerful energy source. It is used mainly to stimulate the brain to increase creativity and boosts the immune system. It has other important applications such as increased perception and deeper relaxation. Go for a white crystal if you are looking for clarity, healing and cleansing.

Rose quartz

The rose quartz is also known as the love crystal. The crystal is commonly used to attract love and protect a romantic relationship from negative energy. Go with rose quartz if you are after love, forgiveness and enhanced self-esteem.

Amethyst

This crystal has been used from time immemorial to cure hangovers and drunkenness. It provides a powerful point for opening one’s eyes and connecting them to the soul of the universe. As such, the amethyst aids meditation enhances intuition and stability. Go with an amethyst if you are looking for peace, healing and enhanced intuition.

Emerald

Emerald is another stone that is connected with successful love. Go with this stone if you are looking for seeking for a relationship that will succeed as the stone promotes loyalty, sensitivity and diminishes negativity.

Citrine

Citrine comes with a warm colour which signifies the crystal’s optimistic and warm energy. It is great for warding off negative energy or people and it doesn’t need regular cleansing as most healing crystals.

What to do after getting your crystal

After getting your crystal, one of the very first thing you might want to do is to cleanse the crystals. Crystals can easily get infected with negative energy, as such, cleansing them before using them is highly advisable.

Cleansing a crystal is very easy. Simply wash the crystal under a running natural source of water or a tap. Most times, you’ll need the water to be pure, clean and cold. Do not use hot or warm water.

After washing it, you can leave it to dry under the morning sun.

After cleansing your crystal, you’ll need to ‘program’ it with your intention. This involves giving the crystal a purpose by telling it your intention.

Hold the crystal in front of you with your eyes close, either aloud or in your head, tell the crystal your intention and what you want it to do for you. Acknowledge this with thanksgiving to the universe.

How to use your healing crystal

The more you touch your healing crystals, the more you can get out of them. So it makes perfect sense to always keep the crystal in contact with your body.

One of the best ways to do this is to wear them. You can make a necklace out of your crystal, a hand band, earrings or even ring.

Benefiting from Crystal Healing in the Modern World

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Crystals are a mesmerizing creation which are used in a variety of industries and they have unlimited uses. From being an important part of solar cells to being used in medicinal treatments, crystals are definitely powerful. Crystals and stones are also used as an alternative medicine practice for healing since almost 6,000 years. Since then, its benefits have been unearthed on a large scale and has now become the center of many debates. Completely Crystals, a British company, offers a huge variety of crystals. Their aim is to raise awareness about crystal healing in order to promote harmony and balance.


The holistic approach to crystals is believed to be the key to happiness. People who have tried crystals as a healing method tend to embrace it for life. Crystal healing boosts the person’s energy levels and makes them much more active, making their physical and mental capabilities more efficient.


Ways of Using Crystals for Healing:


The simplest method of incorporating crystal healing in your everyday life is by using them during meditation. That is, if you are a Meditator. Hold your favorite healing crystal in one or both hands whilst meditating in order to feel the strength of the crystal.
Reiki (pronounced rey-key), is a Japanese energy therapy which is done on a patient to give them relief from stress and to help them relax. It heals the mind, body and spirit. Reiki practitioners also benefit from crystals by placing these stones on their 7 Chakras to strengthen the Chakras.
For each illness is an affiliated stone which heals that problem. Crystal therapists are aware of what crystals to use for what illness. Energy is balanced out throughout the body by swinging a crystal over the person’s body. 


In order to cleanse yourself of negativity, lay down and place healing crystals on your forehead and the throat. This procedure helps you to calm down and relax easily as the crystal regulates the energy flow in your body.


Wearing crystals throughout the day is the simplest way of benefiting from the crystals. These beautiful and colorful stones can be worn in the form of bracelets, necklaces, rings or any other form of jewelry.


There are many more ways in which crystals are used for healing. It has become a popular and widely used alternative healing method with growing fans every day! People worldwide have reported almost immediate changes in their mind and body thanks to the use of crystals. From relieving headaches to reducing depression, healing crystals have many capabilities!


Every crystal has its own kind of power and they all have different effects on the individual. For example, Turquoise is known as the master of healing and positivity, smoky quartz helps you in getting rid of all the negative energy and thoughts and Celestite is the best crystal for clearing the mind, reducing stress and relieving anxieties.


If you have recently discovered the wonders of crystal healing or if you already are a practitioner, we would like to introduce to you Completely Crystals. The ultimate destination for you to view and purchase different types of crystals and stones. Completely Crystals has been trading high quality and genuine crystals since 2012. Our most popular products include crystals like moldavite, hematite, angelite, selenite, etc. There is a large variety of powerful crystals on our website from which you can choose your desired stones! We deliver worldwide and have gained reputation for excellent delivery services and supreme quality of our products.

How to Runecast

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How to Read with my Runes

by Elaine Browne (Reiki Level II)

Rune stones date back many centuries as a tool used for divination. Each carries a symbolic inscription which is subject to interpretation, categorised within the same family as pendulums and tarot cards

Prior to any use of stones:

Take time to clear your mind and focus on what it is you seek answers to, taking the bag filled with stones in your receptive/dominant hand, mentally or vocally call upon your divinity of choice; angels/spirit guides etc and invite only those from the highest vibrations and from the white light of the holy spirit to make contact and work for your greater good, clearly state that no other realms are welcome.

It is important to cleanse all stones both before and after any use in order for them to work for you. This can be done via smudging or rinsing under flowing water.

Think carefully about how to word your questions to the runes, for e.g. open questions allow much more scope for explanations unless it is a yes or no only reading.

Basic Readings

One rune draw:

Ideal for use on a daily basis as a guide towards your day- suggested questions maybe what do I need to know to make my day a success/i.e. should Anzus be drawn it may well imply that communication will prove to be of importance that day and be sure to listen well.

Three rune reading:

Pose the desired question and extract three rune stones (one at a time) from the bag. Interpretation is as follows; the first stone will hold an understanding of the question which has been asked (an overview). The second stone relates to ‘action’ interpreting your opinions and what you may now wish to do next. The third should be fairly self-explanatory and viewed as an outcome.

Four stone reading:

After stating your question, remove four stones (one at a time) from the bag and lay them out from left to right. The first stone represents influences of the past, the second is current, the third one potential influences in the future and the fourth is representative of general energies and lessons to be learned if behaviors are left unchanged.

Blank Runes:

If a blank rune is drawn at any time it can imply that the question is either not yet fully able or ready to be answered, or that it may be better that you don’ t know the answer. A repeat of the question may be asked, however, should it still drawing as blank after a ‘third’ time, then this would strongly suggest that you are simply not meant to know the answer.


Post-reading:

Be sure to acknowledge and thank both the stones and your called upon divinity to ensure future guidance.

If you are someone who likes to reflect back, then it may be a good idea to create a log of the day/ time/ date/ place/purpose of reading.

Happy Reading

Crystals A-Z guide

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Here is our Crystals A-Z guide on the healing aspects of a variety of crystals written especially for us by Emily Browne and Jenna M. We hope to add more as time goes on…


Aegirine

This stone, considered to be the noblest stone of them all is the exemplar of personality and truthfulness. As well as these positive traits, the aegirine also holds the qualities of boosting one’s self with the confidence of being strong and passionate and also helps in eliminating negative thoughts and energy.

Almandine

This stone is thought to be a symbol of Tangible Truth. It is commonly known to assist in manifesting a realistic version of the physical world. Its energy is put to good use in the form of helping to alleviate worry, panic and fear, and supporting the maintenance of a tranquil connection to the present.

Amber

Amber is best recognized for bringing about soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It is also known to help manifest desires as well as assisting in heightening a person’s intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom.

Amblygonite

Amblygonite can assist in enhancing your creative side as it encourages your inner brilliance to flourish and prosper. It is also a great stone for if you want to alleviate yourself from emotional hooks and stress from past experiences and relationships and can help you to become free from the past.

Anatase

This crystal can be of great use particularly when you are learning new things or being taught something as it helps you to have a better understanding of things and heightens your ability to obtain information. In terms of its healing properties, this crystal is believed to help eye disorders and help with sensitivity towards medication and the recovery of an allergy.

Andalusite

This particular stone is a protection stone and can help in warding off negativity and the evil eye. This crystal can assist in meditation as it can help to release memories from a past life and offers insight into the purpose of life. This crystal can also help to relieve people’s anxiety and phobias as well as helping to keep people’s energy levels up during times of illness.

Angel Wing Calcite

This crystal promotes contact and our ability to connect with the angelic realm. It assists in a person’s meditation and their capability to relax whilst enhancing their spiritual mind.

Aqua Aura Quartz

Aqua Aura can help people by enhancing their speech to assist them to speak with more confidence when in a group or too the public. This also assists with a person’s personal growth by encouraging them to use self-expression in a calm and loving manner.

Aquamarine

This crystal is undeniably calming and soothing. It helps to bring out the truth in people as well as encouraging trust between one person and another. The history of this crystal is very much water orientated, as it was said to be seen by mermaids as a form of treasure and it is believed that sailors would carry it for good luck and protection.

Azurite

Azurite is useful for those who are studying as it helps to relieve stress as well as encouraging your brain to maintain various information. It can also be a good crystal to purchase if you need help connecting to your creative side. It is a very good stone to use for crystal meditation.

Benitoite

Benitoite is an extremely rare crystal only found in California. They aid us with protection and enable powerful physical development when attempting to communicate with other realms. It also helps rid us of our individual ignorance of the world and encourages us to stand up for what we believe in.

Black Kyanite

This crystal is often used in meditation as it gives out very healing energy and can be used to explore the subconscious mind and give us an insight into past lives and helps us to understand how our current actions can affect our future lives.

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline acts as a protective shield against all forms of negative energy, whilst in turn promoting positive energy. This crystal is also good at bringing about happiness and good luck in people as well as encouraging confidence and a better outlook on the world.

Bloodstone

The bloodstone is one of the few healing crystals that interact directly with the human circulatory system.

Bloodstone has the ability to cleanse the circulatory system and get rid of negative energy in it.

Mindfully, the stone can increase creativity, and idealism while discouraging selfishness. The bloodstone is an important healing crystal as it helps you become a better you and at the same time suppresses those feelings: irritability, aggressiveness, impatience that makes others despise you.

If others easily irritate you or you are quite impatient and have lost a lot because of these negative emotions, you definitely might want to get the bloodstone crystal

Blue Andean Opal

This crystal will assist those whose nervous system and emotions are in need of calming. It will also help to heal those with past past-life injuries and painful memories. It can be a useful crystal for those who are shy as it helps to bring out people’s inner confidence and reassures them that their opinions are just as important.

Blue Apatite

This stone is particularly useful for those who want to achieve personal goals. It helps to give people a clearer understanding of things as it clears away confusion and traces of apathy towards learning, therefore giving people a better expansion of knowledge.

Blue Kyanite

This crystal possesses a very useful property of being able to bring all of the chakras together into alignment, as well as the ability to open them when encouraged to. In terms of its use for meditation, kyanite will help in relaxing and calming your mind, as well as heightening the development of your spiritual and physic gifts.

Brazilianite

Brazilianite is believed to have the power of encouraging the manifestation of a person’s dreams and desires and is also connected to the ideas of creativity and passion. This crystal can benefit someone who feels they hold the position of a victim within their relationship by promoting them to have empowerment instead.

Bronzite

Bronzite is used mainly for protection. This stone is not only crucial for clearing negative energy but is powerful enough to send the negative energy back to the sender.

Since it helps to clear negative energy, the stone is used primarily by energy healers to increase willfulness and ability to focus on essential issues.

For the most part, Bronzite is required if you are at a crossroad or will want to make an important decision in your life. This is because the stone increases clarity, clears confusion and improves your ability to focus on the most important things in life.

Bronzite is also called the stone of courtesy. It helps people to be polite, and when you greet in public a lot, you might want to consider getting this stone.

Brown Tourmaline

This crystal helps to assist a person in accepting who they are on all levels by cleansing and soothing their emotional and physical bodies. It is also effective in encouraging a person to feel a higher sense of love and compassion towards others.

Bytownite

This crystal helps people to understand and accept moments of the past and present, as well as the future. Much like other particular crystals, bytownite can help to align all of the chakras.

Cancrinite

Cancrinite is good for encouraging will power and strength, whilst helping to stimulate somebody’s physical abilities. It also helps to bring out the confidence in a person.

Chromian Diopside

Chromian Diopside is known to protect from all evil and bad memories, which is why some believe that placing it on your forehead before sleeping can prevent you from having bad dreams. This crystal is also linked with promoting creativity and heightening intellectual ability.

Chrysoberyl

Chrysoberyl is considered to have a very uplifting effect on a person’s emotions and is seen as a soothing crystal. It is also connected with the idea of bringing good luck and fortune, as well as promoting self-esteem and happiness in a person.

Danburite

Danburite is a healing crystal and can be used to boost a person’s self-esteem. It can also be effective in helping a person deal with change, for example, the loss of someone close to them.

Dark Green Tourmaline

This crystal can bring good luck to a person, as well as success and prosperity. Green tourmaline is effective in helping a person overcome emotional problems, particularly if it involves a male.

Diaspore

This is a grounding crystal and can help aid communication between people. It is also a very proactive stone.

Diopside

Diopside encourages emotional stability and helps bring about peace of mind and a sense of wellbeing. It can also help raise one’s consciousness and balances yin yang energies.

Enstatite

Enstatite is believed to encourage ambition and desire in a person. It is often helpful for lifting people’s moods and it can be used to help ease and resolve past regressions.

Epidote

This crystal doesn’t have a specific property as it is believed to affect individuals in different ways. But in general, it is thought to aid prosperity and helps to encourage generosity.

Fire Opal

Fire Opal holds energies with the ability to handle change well and comfortably. It also brings vitality and creativity out in a person.

Fulgurite

Fulgurite can be used to enhance psychic abilities and communication. It can help in the foretelling of the future as it aids concentration.

Gold Scapolite

This crystal helps you to look deeply inside yourself to see the solutions for past problems and present problems. It also helps to bring about change physically, intellectually, or environmentally.

Green Amethyst

Green Amethyst contributes a concept of death and reincarnation and eases tensions. It is also used to increase the strength of one’s inner and intuitive awareness and can be used to enhance spiritual consciousness.

Green Kyanite

This is a communication crystal which can help enhance telepathic and psychic abilities. It can be used to bring tranquillity and a sense of calmness upon a person.

Harlequin Quartz

This crystal is powerful in balancing emotions as it encourages self-love and acceptance in a person. It can be effective in removing fear based on past events.

Hematite

Hematite is the crystal for balance. It is used mainly for grounding and to bring stability back into your life.

If you are feeling constantly lost, stressed or frustrated in your efforts, you might want to consider getting hematite as your healing crystal.

The stone can help you become calm and feel centred again.

Hemimorphite

This crystal is good for communication and can be particularly helpful in healing an unhealthy or damaged relationship. The fact that this crystal encourages compassion can also help aid this.

Hiddenite

This crystal promotes growth in the form of emotions and spirituality, as well as helping relieve someone from emotional stress. It helps us to focus on the present instead of worrying about past or future events.

Hypersthene

Hypersthene is among the few stones of power. Its primary focus is to increase the power of the mind and through the increased focus help it to manifest its true intentions.

Since this stone tends to interfere with the energy fields around the body and mind, it is an important element for clairvoyance and witchcraft. This is mainly due to its ability to energize the mind to bring its focus to manifestations.

This stone is not meant only for those who wish to get better at witchcraft. Hypersthene is for anyone who wants to remain focus and see what their goals are made manifest. The stone will help you to keep those goals in focus and at the same time energize your mind to go after such goals.

Imperial Topaz

This crystal has many uses, some of which include; preventing bad dreams, promoting self-esteem and confidence, bringing about charisma to the person using it. Another belief for it is that when it is combined with tiger eye, topaz brings money and wealth to a person.

Jade

Jade is one of the most popular stones used for carvings in various feng shui cures. While jade is more of a multipurpose stone with diverse ability, its most popular use is for purification.

As such, jade is usually regarded as the crystal for purity and serenity. For clearness, jade can soothe the mind and keep negative thoughts from it. It is also a powerful stone for treating kidney and adrenal glands problems.        

For serenity, the stone helps to restore balance and harmony to the wearer’s life. This harmony, in turn, will stimulate your mind to think better and make a more precise judgement.

If you are always finding little things irritable and lack tranquillity or are diagnosed with a kidney or adrenal problem, you might want to consider getting a jade stone.

Jasper

When tackling important issues or are about to make an important decision, you want to remain calm, focus and sharp.

Jasper is the stone to go for at such important moments. Jasper is popularly known among energy healers as the supreme nurturer. This crystal can help you stay focus, collected and confident even in the face of the most challenging adversaries. Jasper also absorbs negative energy which otherwise could impair your senses of focus.

Kunzite

This crystal helps to bring a healthy relationship between the emotions of the heart and mind. It can be useful for a person under stress, particularly if it’s due to an argument as it helps to relieve tension and promote peace.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is one of the most highly sought-after stones in ancient Egypt. This white blue stone is highly prized for its ability to connect the wearer to the universal source of wisdom. As such, the stone is regarded as the symbol of royalty, wisdom, gods and power.

Today lapis lazuli is regarded by most energy healers as the crystal of truth. It helps to reveal the innermost truth and wisdom that may have otherwise eluded you. To bring out this inner truth, the stone tends to diminish some of the negative emotions such as repressed anger etc. which may otherwise reduce your ability to express these inner feelings and truth to their fullest potential.

Lapis lazuli also encourages dignity in friendship and as such, can bring peace and honest into a relationship. This can help to increase the quality of intimacy that you have when you begin using the stone.

Lazulite

This crystal uses are mainly related to the brain as it helps one to focus whilst also increasing the function of the brain. As well as this it can be used at night to encourage more vivid and meaningful dreams.

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is the stone of transition. The stone brings about changes by rearranging and reorganizing your behaviours back to its original state.

This is why energy healers often recommend the stone for those who suffer addiction and will want to be free from its grip.

The stone can help heal addiction and other forms of emotional struggles through its ability to reorganize those deeply seated emotions and changes back to their default and pure state. Physically, the stone can help improve the immune system, sharpen the nervous system and reorganize genetic codes to bring about a dimensional shift in emotional health.

Lithium Quartz

Lithium quartz is very useful for meditation as it helps to relieve tension and at the same time helps to activate all of the chakras, particularly the third eye and heart chakra. It can also be used to benefit a relationship with someone as it can enhance intimacy and passion when left under both of there pillows.

Moldavite

Much like lazulite this crystal can help enhance dreams and make them more vivid. It can also be useful in helping a person disconnect from unhealthy attachments by awakening the intelligence of the heart.

Moonstone

Some fortune-tellers will use this crystal as it helps to foretell the future and enhance intuition, as well as bringing about good fortune. Some people will use it to help them when doing something such as a project as it promotes inspiration.

Morganite

This crystal can help someone develop trust for another whilst also helping relieve them of unhealthy emotions. It can help a person feel more joy and confidence within themselves.

Obsidian

Obsidian is the healing crystal meant for intensive protection and care of the mind. The stone is often used to form a shield around the mind to help protect it from both physical and emotional negativity.

This stone is also helpful when it comes to clearing your mind of negative energy and blockage for clarity, strength and compassion. Where these already exist, Obsidian can heighten them.

Physically, Obsidian is used to aid digestion, pain reduction and detoxification. If you constantly experience menstrual pains or constant headaches, Obsidian may be a stone you want to keep close by in addition to your doctor’s prescriptions.

Optical Calcite

Optical Calcite helps to speed up development on both a physical and spiritual level, whilst encouraging self-trust. It can also aid ‘clear sight’, both literally and symbolically.

Orange Kyanite

Orange Kyanite, in particular, is a very uplifting variety of Kyanite as it is highly energizing and motivational. It can also help promote and enhance creativity.

Oregon Sunstone

This crystal helps relieve someone of feelings of failure and also eases sad memories from the past. its properties do vary from ordinary Sunstone.

Peridot

Peridot is commonly linked with the heart chakra, as it can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra. It is a great crystal for compassion and healing and can be used to heal and bring harmony to all kinds of relationships, particularly marriage.

Petalite

Petalite is a very powerful protection stone as it helps to shield against negativity. It can also help to heal somebody after emotional trauma and encourage them to love and take care of themselves.

Phenakite

This crystal can assist in linking the third eye and crown chakras.it is also believed to stimulate prosperity and financial abundance, as well as heightening psychic abilities

Pink Tourmaline

This is a powerful healing crystal which can be linked to helping people recover from depression. This is because it can help relieve attachments to past illnesses or injuries.

Prasiolite

Prasiolite helps to relax the respiratory system and helps to leave a calming effect. It can also be used to help strengthen and express a person’s emotions.

Preseli Bluestone

This stone is very much related to getting in touch with past lives particularly in the time of Celtic Britain. It is believed that this stone can help you gain information about the past and even connect with ancestors from that period of time.

Rhodonite

Rhodonite is for emotional stability and healing. This stone can help you heal from past emotional traumas, abuse and scars. It does this by nurturing peace and love within your heart. Most importantly, the stone helps to stimulate the heart to become receptive again to these feelings and make you more open.

If you always find yourself behind the closed doors in groups or always putting up walls to avoid heartbreaks, you might want to consider getting a rhodonite as it can help nurture self-love within your heart.

Physically, rhodonite provides relieve from insect bits and can be used to promote growth as well as for healing hearing organs.

Ruby

Ruby is the healing crystal for restoring vitality and replenishing your energy levels. The redness of this stone is also a strong sign of its ability to improve your sex life, sensuality and accentuate your physical beauty.

Ruby in ancient times is the healing crystal for removing poison and toxins from the body. Today, you can use this stone to understand the truth about your mind as it brings about a heightened state of self-awareness when used regularly.

Sapphire

Sapphire is a blue colour crystal. It is regarded as the stone of wisdom and beauty.

Thus, it is used to attract prosperity, happiness and peace. The stone is also an important magnet for sharpening your intuition.

Being a stone of beauty, Sapphire will not only beautify the physical body but will also open your mind to the beauty of your life and that of the people around you.

Sapphire is also used to treat physical health issues like depression, anxiety, eye issues and blood disorders.

Sardonyx

Sardonyx is a highly protective crystal that is used mainly to heighten the wearer’s state of happiness, optimism and self-control.

A lot of people tend to erroneously believe that black onyx is the only type of black stone. Black onyx is instead the most common black in the market and the one with higher demand. Sardonyx is the more infamous but highly effective black that could be used to earth the wearer’s life.

Earthing brings about stability and attracts fortune. The end of this is a happier life with good stamina.

Go with sardonyx if you are looking for a crystal that could improve the stability of your life, friendship, marriage and happiness.

Seraphinite (Seraphina)

That which is from above is above all and can enlighten us on the better ways of life. Seraphina is named after seraphim, an angel.

Seraphina is the healing crystal for enlightenment. It is one of the few healing crystals that can help you connect with higher powers for spiritual enlightenment. As such, the stone is often recommended for those who will want to gain a better understanding of the secrets of life and the universe.

Physically, Seraphina can aid the healing of the brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Scheelite

This crystal can create a focus for those who find meditation difficult. It is very useful for restoring energy when feeling low and depleted.

Silicon

Silicon encourages calmness, a feeling of lightness and a sense of peaceful serenity upon a person. It can also enhance communication and thoughts.

Stalactitic Chalcedony

This is very high-frequency vibration crystal and therefore is generally for the more experienced users. This is due to the fact that it can aid communication with both the Angelic Realms and with nature spirits

Starburst Quartz

This crystal helps one to follow hopes, dreams, and ambitions to their greatest height. It also helps to lift spirits and encourages drive and ambition.

Stromatolite

Stromatolite is one of the oldest stones on the planet. The stone was formed from the crystallization of early life on the planet thousands of years ago and remained one of the most prized stones for healing.

Stromatolite is regarded as the stone of transformation. It helps in emotional level transformation and can help to stabilize your emotional health as it removes all blockage and chakras.

Since stromatolite helps in removing blockage, it is an excellent aid for meditation and can improve your ability to focus during meditation. Since it consists mainly of ancient remains of organisms, stromatolite is believed to be able to link the wearer to ancient source of wisdom.

Sunstone

Sunstone helps to uplift someone when there feeling low, that’s why it can be used alongside other things as a form of anti-depressant. In relation to this, it can help let go of feelings of failure and eases sadness from the past.

Tibetan Quartz

This crystal is recommended for more experienced crystal healers as it exhibits a powerful, focused and detached linear energy. Also, due to the fact that it can be used as a wand or control crystal.

Titanite

Titanite helps to calm, stabilize and balance moods and emotions. Alongside this, it acts as an overall healing crystal.

Tsavorite

this can be used to help overcome and accept challenges we come across in life whilst giving us the energy to face them.

Turquoise

This crystal can help to strengthen, calm and protect, whilst blocking out negative influences and helping prevent mood swings by promoting self-expression.

Vanadinite

Vanadinite is a powerful energy booster and can encourage one’s creativity as it helps to clear obstructions in this department. It also offers stamina to see a particular task through.

Vera Cruz Amethyst

This crystal can help aid sleep as it gives off very calm and soothing energy. It is also believed to be helpful when going through bereavement or addiction.

Wavellite

This is a good crystal for self-progression and allows someone to see the whole picture in any situation. It is also good for distributing energy evenly throughout the body.

Xenotime

Xenotime helps to remove obstructions in the way of success and helps a person to focus on an end goal, whilst enhancing creative abilities.

Zincite

This is an energizing and mood-lifting crystal. It is also a good aid for manifestations when used in small doses.

Zircon

This is a helpful crystal in terms of bereavement as it can help recovery from loss, and can aid detachment from the material side of the world.

Crystal Information Guide

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The following sections: ‘What are crystals?’, ‘Cleansing crystals’, ‘Programming crystals’, ‘Crystal Beauty’, ‘Crystals and the Chakras’, and ‘What is magic?’, were kindly written for us by Elaine Browne (Reiki Level II qualified practitioner).


What are Crystals?

For thousands of years, crystals have been used for protection and adornment. Crystals are born deep within the womb of Mother Earth – defined as ‘a substance solidified in a definitive geometric form’.

Any stone with a crystalline structure can be referred to as a crystal. This geometric form results from the way in which crystals were created millions of years ago.

Superheated gases and mineral solutions forced their way up and out of the Earth’s molten interior towards the surface. In time, as they cooled, atoms formed orderly patterns. Three-Dimensional lattices repeating throughout are what hold the crystal’s internal structure stable.

Crystals can be sectioned into families or groups sharing basic qualities even though they may appear different.

Their appearance is affected by the pressures and temperatures at which they were formed.

Cleansing Crystals

Due to crystals absorbing so much energy from their surroundings it is highly important to cleanse them regularly. Ideally, those used for decorative purposes should be cleansed monthly and those used in healing frequently should be cleansed daily of after each use; otherwise, any negative energies/vibrations picked up by it will be easily passed on.

Crystals will absorb any negativity from people or its placing so that positivity can be replaced.

Easy ways to purify…

Natural forces – Plants, Sun, Moon, water, etc. are very effective in ridding of stale energies.

Smudging – Hold the crystal in smoke from a Sage smudge stick – use a feather to fan smoke across the crystal.

Visualization – Use your mind to picture a pure white light coming down and surrounding the crystal. Transmit the energies until the crystal shines out once more.

Water – Immerse in water for an hour or two. NB. Please remember that this method is not suitable for soft or friable stones.

Quartz Cluster – Stand the crystal on a large quartz cluster for approximately twelve hours and leave in moon or sunlight. Stones have a natural affinity to benefit from this.

Programming Crystals

Crystals work best when programmed for a specific desire which harnesses your intent.

In order to make a crystal your own, it is important to first program it. This ensures that whatever your intention for it will come about.

1. Always remember to dedicate the energies for the highest good.

2. Dedicate immediately after cleansing.

3. Dedication is simple but enormously effective as it positively focuses on any intention.

How to program a crystal…

1. Hold the crystal in your hands and picture a pure light around it.

2. Reinforce that the crystal will only be used for the highest good in love, light and healing; then move directly on to programming.

3. It is important to focus while programming and remember that imprecise wording confuses crystals whilst meticulous wording directs precisely.

Crystal Beauty

The shape of a crystal determines how it transmits energy and what impact that energy has on its surroundings. Here is a brief guide to what to look for depending on its intended use…

Geodes – Cave like in appearance. These both diffuse and contain energy.

Square Crystals – Consolidate energy.

Pyramid Shape – Tightly focus energy through the apex.

Egg Shaped – Are brilliant for use on the body and rebalancing blockages – can be a tool in alternative therapies.

Spheres – These emit energy in all directions equally. They can be used to transport energy from other times or places.

Clusters – Radiate out their intense energy which surrounds them. They are very cleansing!

Double Terminated (points both ends) – Used for balance as they give and absorb at the same time.

Long Pointed Crystals – Focuses in a straight line depending on which way it is pointing. Draws off or injects energy. They are useful in healing.

Crystals and the Chakras

Chakras are energy points which link the physical body with electromagnetic bodies which surround it.

When balancing and healing the Chakra, a colour appropriate stone is placed where comfortable (back or front of the body) on the Chakra (and optionally above the head or below the feet) to perform certain tasks.

Specific colours aid specific tasks and can choose to either energise or sedate a Chakra depending on need.

The colour of the stone/crystal used has the following effects…

Oranges and Reds – Stimulate.

Blues and Greens – Calm.

Violet – Elevates.

The seven Chakra points and their corresponding colours are as follows (note that alternative colours are often used for Chakra points and different sources may state them differently)…

1. Crown – Violet

2. Third Eye – Indigo

3. Throat – Blue

4. Heart – Green

5. Solar Plexus – Yellow

6. Sacral – Orange

7. Base/Root – Red

As an optional extra, stones may also be placed at The Higher Crown (above the head) and on the Earth (below the feet).

What is Magic?

Magic can so easily be incorporated into everyday life to aid you through a whole host of tough challenges and obstacles. Magic and crystals go way back. All elements have a magical force about them…

In Fire – We see movements inflame and hear crackles with reactions similar to those of electricity holding a positive charge. This is known as ‘Electrical Fluid’, relating directly to the expansion qualities of fire.

In Water – Magnetic qualities are shown in river currents and tide rolls at moonrise. This force is ‘Magnetic Fluid’, holding a negative charge linking to shrinking and contracting qualities.

In Air – This Element has a good relationship with Fire (by nourishing and strengthening it) and Water (by changing its density: – transforming it to fog, snow, rain, etc.) Air provides a grounding force for when Fire and Water mix!!!

In Earth – This Element contains Fire, Water and Air in their most solid forms; together forming rocks, lava, etc. and makes our soils rich moist, warm and dusty. By actively involving these other three Elements, this is where Earth takes its life source from which is equivalent to ‘Electromagnetic Fluid’.