Crystals & minerals

Mineral Monday: Lapis

When I started working with crystals back in high school, lapis lazuli was one of the first stones that caught my eye. The intense blue with flecks of gold seemed so exotic, so magical.

Now I have an even greater appreciation for this stone and its powerful healing properties. It’s one of the best crystals for balancing the […]

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , , |

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Mineral Monday: Moss agate

Think about moss. More specifically, think about where it grows: in the dark of the forest, on rocks and trees, on frigid mountaintops in the cracks where nothing else thrives. Moss is resourceful. It creates a rich life for itself out of seemingly nothing. This little plant holds big earth magic. And that magic is […]

Mineral Monday: Amazonite

I first encountered amazonite two years ago… I wandered into a local witch shop and was captivated by the robin’s egg color. Even though I had no clue what the stone did, when I held it, my hand tingled and it knew it was coming home with me.

When I got home and started researching […]

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , , |

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The whats, whys and hows of crystal elixirs

For this week’s Mineral Monday, we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to talk about crystal elixirs, in large part because whenever I have them at events, people want to know what they are and how they work.

What is a crystal elixir? 

It’s a liquid that captures the essence of a particular […]

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , |

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Mineral Monday: Tiger’s Eye

While tiger’s eye comes in yellow/golden, red, and blue, most people initially think of the rich golden tone that gives this crystal its name. This post will focus on the properties and meanings of golden tiger’s eye.

This stone has rich caramel and yellowy gold stripes or bands, as well as deep browns. Polished stones are iridescent, giving them […]

September 5th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , |

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Mineral Monday: The 2016 East Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Last week, my friend Amy and I went to the East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. I had never been, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect, aside from a room full of awesome crystals.

I wasn’t even remotely prepared. While I wore a large onyx pendant to ground myself, as well as my […]

Mineral Monday: Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the first crystals I remember seeing. It’s my mother’s birthstone–as long as I can remember, she’s always had beautiful amethyst rings and necklaces. As a child, I loved the purple color and thought there was something magical about it.

Forty years later, I still think that.

A variety of quartz, amethyst gets […]

Mineral Monday: Elestial Quartz

When you hear the word “elestial” you may immediately think “celestial.”

You’re on the right track–if you want to connect to angelic realms, elestial quartz is one of your best crystal allies. Hey there, super high vibes.

Fortunately, it’s not that hard to get your hands on elestial quartz. It grows all over the world and comes in […]

Mineral Monday: Fluorite

Fluorite wasn’t on my radar for a long time, then suddenly, one day… everywhere I looked: Fluorite. I picked up two pieces of raw green fluorite at a shop in Portland, Maine on a trip… I was feeling stuck and didn’t really know what came next for me. When I got back to my […]

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Crystals & minerals|Tags: , |

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Mineral Monday: Blue apatite

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 past lives. Increasing motivation and confidence. Enhancing psychic powers. Manifesting like […]