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Mineral Monday: Garnet

garnets

This week, we’ll explore garnet’s magical properties. If you’re like most people, you immediately think of red or pink stones. But garnet comes in a variety of colors, all with different names: Color Name red-brown or deep red pyrope deep violet red almandine red-orange spessartine…

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Change in focus: release your magic

working altar

When I started this site, I imagined that I would be a content curator, finding all these amazing things and telling the stories of the people who made them. I still want to do that. But more than that, I want to help people…

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Mineral Monday: Ammonite

ammonite fossil

I never gave much thought to the healing properties of ammonite until I saw one at a rock and mineral show earlier this year–and couldn’t tear myself away from it. The spiral, the earthy colors, the pattern like oak leaves at the bottom of…

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Mineral Monday: Black Tourmaline

Grounding. Protection. Centering. Strength. Ahhhh. Black tourmaline. While tourmaline comes in many colors, black is the most common. You can find it in the United States, Brazil, Africa, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Also known as schorl, this dark stone offers powerful protection against electromagnetic pollution,…

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