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Mineral Monday: Blue apatite

blue apatite properties

Blue apatite’s magical properties include all the things you’d expect from a stone of this color–and then some. Like most blue stones, it facilitates personal expression, aids communication, boosts focus and eliminates confusion. But blue apatite doesn’t stop there… think bigger. Deepening meditation. Connecting to…

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Spiritual Practice Snapshot: July 2016

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been noticing how my daily spiritual practice shifts over time. I know I’m not the only one–a close friend who used to meditate every morning (and I mean EVERY morning) recently revealed that she hasn’t done that in…

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Mineral Monday: Lepidolite

Lepidolite

When you learn about the healing properties of lepidolite, you’re going to want to rush out and get some. And by some, I mean LOTS. Lepidolite is a type of mica… a delicate, iridescent pinky-purple sparkly thing. It’s every bit as soft as its…

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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

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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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