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Crystal Grid Inspiration for Throat and Third Eye Chakras   ( Nov 19, 2021 )
Question: "I’m going to try a grid to help me clear & balance my throat & third eye chakras, and I’m curious if you’d suggest any other crystals to include in the grid, or a particular grid layout? Thanks! :)"   Answer: Hi there K, I have some old Facebook Post that I can share with you of grids we created for the Third Eye and...
How to Choose the Right Healing Crystal for You   ( Jan 03, 2020 )
Have you been wondering about how to choose the right healing crystal for you? Maybe you want to choose one, but you don’t know how or where to start? With so many reasons to want to incorporate a healing crystal in your life and so very many stones available, you may want to know just how to choose the right one for you. We use crystals in our daily lives for healing purposes, as...
The Best Crystals for Protection   ( Nov 20, 2019 )
Did you know that the mineral kingdom offers some of the best crystals for protection? Our energy fields are open to the many vibrations around us each day, at times causing us to absorb negative and unwanted energies. It can leave us feeling drained, cranky and unlike ourselves. Using crystals for protection, we can help to bring balance and harmony to our spiritual, physical or...
Crystals and Minerals - Life's Essential Tools   ( Sep 17, 2019 )
Crystals and minerals offer so many different uses in our world and are a part of our everyday needs in a variety of ways. Our food, medicine, structures, objects and healing tools are often made from various minerals. When it comes to crystals and minerals, many of us may not know exactly how they are created. We may know them as the beautiful and healing stones that they are; however,...
Tumbled Stones: Vibrant and Versatile Healing   ( Jun 13, 2019 )
Healing crystals and stones come in so many forms, and tumbled stones are one of the most vibrant as well as versatile types. Beautiful pieces of stone formed from raw rocks in nature, tumbled stones radiate gentle energy through their polished and smooth shapes. With so many colors and varieties to choose from, it helps to know how  tumbled stones are created and what kind of...
Healing Crystals: Naturally Transforming Your Health   ( May 16, 2019 )
The allure of healing crystals comes in many shapes, sizes and forms - from radiant and glowing to lackluster or raw; our planet holds an abundant variety of healing crystals formed within the earth’s many layers. Often beautiful, at times mysterious and enchanting, these crystals are brimming with an abundance of healing properties to explore. With so many gems to admire and...
Amethyst Geodes: Hidden Beauty Inside   ( Apr 24, 2019 )
Have you ever experienced the hidden beauty of amethyst geodes? Imagine a plain rock, ordinary and nondescript. Now imagine splitting this rock open only to reveal a breathtaking interior, filled with amethyst crystals and beautiful bands of agate to behold. That is what happens when you encounter the amazing gems known as amethyst geodes. What Is An Amethyst Geode? What...
Clear Quartz Crystals: The Universal Stone   ( Apr 15, 2019 )
Imagine healing stones so powerful, so inclusive, that ancient cultures believed it to have been the force behind creation; those stones are clear quartz crystals. In modern times it is used to run technology, and people through the ages have harnessed its energy to increase their overall well-being. Clear quartz, a universal and all-embracing healing stone. Quartz is so potent that it...
Crystals and Breast Health   ( May 31, 2018 )
When I was first asked to write this article, I had balked at the idea. After all, it is a subject that hit a little too close to home for me. I had been through what I like to call the “BCS” or “Breast Cancer Scare” when I was just 38. Although I was spared the “Big C” this time around, I did need to have a lumpectomy done on my right breast...
Crystals for Seniors   ( Jan 08, 2018 )
Crystals for Seniors By Sonia Acone   With the incredible abundance of crystal information available today, there are literally thousands of crystals that can be used to help anyone and almost everything, from information on crystals for children, crystals for our homes and crystals for our pets. There are even crystals to use for our cars and places of business....
Crystals of the Himalayas in India   ( Oct 09, 2017 )
Crystals of the Himalayas in India By Sonia Acone   The Himalayan Mountains, or Himalayas, cover approximately 1,500 miles and spread over 6 countries: India, China, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan. In India, the Himalayas are located throughout ten states: Kashmir & Jammu (also known as K&J), Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh,...
Crystal Towers   ( Oct 09, 2017 )
Crystal Towers By Sonia Acone Crystal towers are usually 6-sided crystals that converge to a point on one end and are flat on the other end. They can often be confused with obelisks, which are 4-sided. Towers are designed to stand up with the point facing up. Energy is directed upward towards the point and outward. Crystal towers are also wonderful Generator crystals and can...
How to Solder Your Own Wellness Pendants   ( May 16, 2017 )
How to Solder Your Own Wellness Pendants By Allison LaBarbera I’d like to start out by saying I am no expert on soldering and jewelry making. My resume consists of being a Jr. Account Coordinator at an advertising agency and I currently work per diem for a Long Island hospital system as a registered vascular technologist. I started this crystal wellness journey last...
Malachi Malachite   ( Aug 31, 2016 )
Malachi Malachite People often talk about their crystals having distinct personalities, and we at Healing Crystals are no different. Usually people are referring to the energies and vibes their crystals give off, but when we found this chunk of polished Malachite with a natural fracture in one side, we were immediately delighted by how this crystal seemed to have a humanoid face....
Squirrel Animal Totem   ( Aug 08, 2016 )
This animal totem is Squirrel - Practicality, Playfulness, Communication We all see Squirrel burying food throughout the year so you would assume that his medicine would be that of gathering and preparedness. While this is a part of his teachings, he also wants you to know that he actually only finds about 10% of the nuts that he has buried. Squirrel is showing you that you may...
Loon Animal Totem   ( Aug 08, 2016 )
This animal totem is Loon - Creativity/Imagination, Awakening, Dreams Loon is about awakening the mind and spirit; this can show you how to make your desires manifest from your dreams and ideas. Your dreams are the way you begin the process of imaginatively manifesting new directions in your life. Dreams are the raw material being gifted to you from the depths of your...
Clear Crystals   ( Jun 10, 2016 )
Clear Crystals By Debbie Elaine  Have you ever come across a crystal you bought or received long ago and put away, only to find that you’re no longer sure what it is? This is tough enough when the crystal is colorful, but many people find clear crystals even more difficult to tell apart.  Here are a few common ones to compare. Many clear crystals are clear...
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Shades of Pink – Crystals for Emotional Support   ( Apr 19, 2016 )
Shades of Pink – Crystals for Emotional Support By Brana Crystal Cosmopolitan Do you find that sometimes you have a hard time forgiving yourself for a choice you made, for words you have or have not said, or for not standing up for yourself?  Do these things pop up in your mind from time to time or maybe more often?  If so, let’s decide to change...
Mockingbird Animal Totem   ( Mar 29, 2016 )
This animal totem is Mockingbird - Fearlessness, Non-Judgement, Finding Your Sacred Song Mockingbird is fearless about defending his territory. He will dive at and attack anything that  trespasses. Mockingbird is teaching you to show self confidence, speak your truth, and to stand up for what is yours by right. Acknowledge your innate abilities, and fearlessly...
Ant Animal Totem   ( Mar 29, 2016 )
This animal totem is Ant - Persistence/Strength, Teamwork, Achieving Goals Ant is persistent and diligent in his work.  He will go to any level to complete his duties.  He will travel for miles to gather food, and if need be drag it or get help to bring it home. When encounters an obstacle, he will study it, then make a decision to go over it, around it, or take it...
Jellyfish Animal Totem   ( Feb 29, 2016 )
This animal totem is Jellyfish - Faith, Inner Strength, Vulnerability For the most part, Jellyfish cannot swim on his own.  He is dependent on the currents and winds for his survival. Jellyfish teaches you faith and acceptance in knowing and trusting that Spirit/Universe/God will provide all that is necessary for you to survive.  As Jellyfish moves in harmony with...
Coyote Animal Totem   ( Feb 29, 2016 )
This animal totem is Coyote – Folly, Wisdom, Magic of Life Coyote is most commonly known as the Trickster.  He is not tricking you to be cruel or hurtful, but to teach you the hidden wisdom of using a sense of humor.  He shows you the folly of others; by watching them you will not only be able to learn from their mistakes but see when you act foolishly. He wants...
Monkey Animal Totem   ( Feb 09, 2016 )
This animal totem is Monkey – Creativeness, Social, Aggressiveness Monkey’s agile mentality is showing you that using creativity and imagination will provide you with insight when you need it most. Monkey is said to represent the dark side of the human psyche but he also holds the key to right living on earth which has been referenced so many times by the adage...
Tiger Animal Totem   ( Feb 09, 2016 )
    This animal totem is Tiger – Power (personal and will), Silence/Camouflage, Unpredictability Tiger represents power which encompasses your personal strength and your will power. His lesson is teaching you to overcome obstacles and reach your goals by showing courage and determination.  In order to do this it means overcoming your fears and...
Ostrich Animal Totem   ( Feb 09, 2016 )
This animal totem is Ostrich – Letting Go/Facing Truths, Cycle of Life, Groundedness/Spiritual Connections A flightless bird, Ostrich represents being grounded. He can use his long neck to connect with a higher power or ethereal knowledge. Wisdom gathered from this information is grounded for practical use. He uses his wing for balance when he runs which this serves to...
Discover more about Malachite, Azurite & Chrysocolla   ( Feb 09, 2016 )
Discover more about Malachite, Azurite & Chrysocolla By Sonia Acone Combinations of two or more gemstones are not only beautiful, but they also become more powerful as healers, since the properties of each crystal become combined as a whole. An excellent example of this type of alliance is Malachite-Azurite. Both are composed of Copper Carbonate Hydroxide and their...
Crystals and the Tarot: An Energetic Partnership   ( Feb 03, 2016 )
Crystals and the Tarot: An Energetic Partnership By Tara Mideaker   All of us are seekers of knowledge and are constantly looking within and without to find answers.  While some look for guidance from outside forces, I believe that the answer to every question from why we are here to which dress I should buy can be found within ourselves.  That's...
Crystal Suggestions for Headaches   ( Jan 27, 2016 )
Crystal Suggestions for Headaches By Rachel Niemczyk Headaches can be caused by a variety of things from sinus pressure, metabolic changes, menstruation, tension, or stress. They can be physically debilitating in the form of migraines. Some people are more susceptible to them than others, but whether you are getting a headache for the first time or dealing with headaches...
Moldavite, the Gemstone from Outer Space! By Nicole Boatright   ( Jan 26, 2016 )
                                      Moldavite, the Gemstone from Outer Space! By Nikki Boatright   Moldavite is a form of Tektite, a natural green glass which was formed over 15...
Grounding Crystals   ( Jan 26, 2016 )
In metaphysical communities the idea of grounding is often tossed around, but rarely clearly defined. Consequently, many people don’t understand the importance of grounding. What is Grounding? So what does it mean to be grounded?  In the strictest sense, to be grounded is to be connected to the planet.  It means having your base and earth star chakras open and...
Clearing Energy Techniques without Tools By Lourdes Lebron   ( Jan 26, 2016 )
Clearing Energy Techniques without Tools By Lourdes Lebron   There are many times that we find ourselves subjected to negative energies and may not have any of our vibrational cleaning tools handy.  This article gives ideas, tips, and suggestions on how to remove unwanted vibes from yourself and others just by using your own mind and body. Showers - Showers...
Psychic Cleaning for Your Home By Lourdes Lebron   ( Jan 26, 2016 )
We all want our homes to be a refuge, but there are times when the energy at home can be stagnant, oppressive, and even negative. Energy may come in with people invited to our homes, the land itself, or even objects we take in. The following article will give suggestions and recommendations on how to clean the energy of your home. When working to remove “vibrational...
Agates   ( Jan 25, 2016 )
What is an Agate? Agates are a confusing bunch. Is Moss Agate truly an Agate? How about Blue Lace Agate? Tree Agate? In fact, only one of the three listed above is truly considered an Agate (Blue Lace Agate). Traditionally, the Agate is defined as a fibrous cryptocrystalline variety of Quartz (SiO2, or Silicon Dioxide). Cryptocrystalline is identified as a "rock texture...
Overcoming Obstacles and the Crystals to Help You Bounce   ( Jan 17, 2016 )
Overcoming Obstacles and the Crystals to Help You Bounce By Tara Mideaker Recently I came across a tennis match on television.  The announcer explained that this was a pivotal match.  It was a tennis star's first game in several years after she had dropped out following a chronic illness.  This tournament was her return to the sport where she had always...
Sizing, Grading, And Formations   ( Jan 16, 2016 )
The following pages have charts and information on how we size crystals, the various grades, and crystal formations in general.  Size Chart Mini Tower Size Chart Grades of Crystals Crystal...
Zodiac Cards for Stress   ( Dec 20, 2015 )
Our Astrology/Zodiac cards for stress can be bought at this...
Dophin Animal Totem   ( Dec 18, 2015 )
This animal totem is Dolphin - Breath of Life/Power of Breath and Sound, Cooperation and Protection, Exploration and Play There is a rhythm to Dolphin's breathing and swimming. Just as breath control is the key to Dolphin's power, he is teaching you that it is the key to your personal power. Meditation is about breath control; when you have aligned yourself with...
Add Some Color and Creativity to Your Life   ( Dec 03, 2015 )
Add Some Color and Creativity to Your Life By Stephanie Arnold Our coloring books called Coloring Crystals  and Chakra Crystals Coloring Book are available at your local newsstands, pharmacies, grocery stores and major discount stores (such as Walmart and Kmart). If you can't find them locally, you can get them HERE. Small children naturally...
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 5   ( Nov 05, 2015 )
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 5   Rock Water “[For] those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe...
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 4   ( Nov 05, 2015 )
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 4   Mustard “[For] those who are liable to times of gloom or even despair, as though a cold dark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy of life. It may not be possible to give any reason or explanation for such attacks. Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy or...
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 3   ( Nov 05, 2015 )
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 3   Holly “For those who are sometimes attacked by thoughts of such kind as jealousy, envy, revenge, [or] suspicion. For the different forms of vexation. Within themselves they may suffer much, often when there is no real cause for their unhappiness.” – Dr. Edward Bach Keyword: Envy,...
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 2   ( Nov 05, 2015 )
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 2   Chicory “[For] those who are very mindful of the needs of others; they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care...
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 1   ( Nov 05, 2015 )
Bach Remedies and their Corresponding Crystals, Part 1   Bach Remedies (a.k.a. Bach Flower Essences) are the brand names for the 38 different homeopathic liquids developed by British physician Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. He found that certain plants have beneficial influence on our emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and made water & alcohol-based dilutions...
Kingfisher Animal Totem   ( Oct 26, 2015 )
This animal totem is Kingfisher – Intuition/Grounding, New Paths, Balance Kingfisher appears to advise you of increased mental and spiritual activity. Since your psychic perceptions are increasing it is important that you connect with the earth to remain grounded. He will teach you that by listening to your intuition you will be able to manifest your destiny. He has...
Hippopotamus Animal Totem   ( Oct 26, 2015 )
This animal totem is Hippopotamus – Emotional Depth, Creation/Imagination, Proper use of Power The Hippopotamus, or Water Horse, blends the elements of earth and water. By doing so he is teaching us to use our intuition, but couple it with practicality and stability so that we have a balanced, grounded life. It is important to be grounded so that we can face our fears and...
Our Fascination with Crystals, Rocks and Stones   ( Oct 07, 2015 )
By Sonia Acone From the tiny grains of sand beneath your feet on a stretch of beach, to the giant Selenites that grow in Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) near Chihuahua, Mexico; from the pebble you pick up in a creek bed while taking a walk, to the giant Preseli Bluestones that are part of Stonehenge in England, we as humans have always been fascinated by crystals, stones,...