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Moose Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Moose - Self-Esteem, Making Good Choices and Wisdom Moose looks awkward yet graceful. He is large but able to move swiftly. Moose is balance. Moose stands tall and is self-assured. Moose is asking you to know and understand yourself. You alone have the authority to make the choices for your life. You need not feel ashamed, pressured by friends/peers who...
Lynx Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This week’s animal totem is Lynx – Knower of Secrets, Clairvoyance, Invisibility Lynx is recognized as the silent witness to the hampering of others and foolishness by and in mankind. He is the wise and silent sage who holds the secret mysteries of Earth and Heavens but never speaks of them unless dictated to do so. Lynx gets mental pictures of others...
Lizard Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Lizard - Dreaming Lizard medicine is about Awareness, Imagination/Creativity, Manifestation and Introspection. Dreaming is the shadow side of reality where you are able to review your desires before you manifest them physically. The shadow side will help you see your fears, your hopes, or the things that you are resisting, but are always following you...
Hummingbird Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Hummingbird – Joy Hummingbird comes into your life to remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, which includes taking time to enjoy yourself. Hummingbird’s medicine is symbolic of taking part in and drawing life’s sweetness to you. He is also asking that you open yourself up to love and lightness in your emotional life. Open your...
Horse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
Horse symbolizes: Travel (New and/or Safe Journeys), Power, Freedom, Stamina, Endurance, Compassion, Sharing, and Balance. If Horse shows up in your life he is telling you it is time to take a new direction, new journey in order to discover your own freedom and power. Become adventurous, take a new road. You have the stamina and endurance to see this through. Are you doing your...
Hawk Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Hawk - The Messenger Hawk is known as the messenger of the Gods. He teaches us to be observant of our surroundings, for life is sending us signals. Take time to observe the obvious. Life is your classroom and your ability to observe will help you with the power to overcome stressful or difficult situations. Your test is your ability to...
Grouse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is theGrouse - Sacred Spiral The Grouse’s dance follows a spiral. The spiral is an ancient symbol of birth and rebirth and is one of the oldest known symbols for personal power. It is also a metaphor for personal vision and enlightenment. Think of a tornado or whirlpool as you follow the spirals that take you to the center - the center of the Universe...
Great Blue Heron Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is theGreat Blue Heron Medicine: Ability to Stand Alone, Individualism, Independence, Call to Balance, Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Dignity, Exploration, Peace, Fluidity, and Patience. Great Blue Heron’s teachings: The wisdom of standing still and waiting patiently for what you need to come to you. To walk with assurance and deliberation, with no...
Giraffe Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Giraffe - Farsightedness, Wise Communication, Gracefulness Giraffe’s long neck symbolizes your ability to see far off into the future. He is telling you that it is time that you let your intuition and foresight lead your way. Your instincts are guiding you. Are you following them? Do you take action and follow through? Have you...
Fox Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Fox whose medicine is Camouflage. Fox’s ability to blend into his surroundings and be un-noticed is a power gift when one is being observant. The ability to adapt to the environment is another strong trait to possess. The power of Camouflage allows the Fox to observe his surroundings and take swift and decisive action in order to protecthis...
Flicker Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is the Flicker – The Power of Rhythm, The Heartbeat of Mother Earth Flicker medicine is showing you that it is time to find your rhythm, for you have a new cycle of growth that you will be entering. She is grounding and will teach you to connect with Mother Earth and to find balance and harmony in the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Flicker is...
Flamingo Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Flamingo – Heart Healer, Balance Flamingo’s medicine is showing us how to maintain balance and graceful movement through each experience. The Flamingo is actually a filter feeder which is symbolic of using your intuition to “filter out” the events in your life, beliefs, thoughts and emotions by discarding those that no longer serve...
Elk Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Elk – Stamina Elk’s medicine teaches us to pace ourselves. By setting a pace you allow yourself to utilize your stamina and energy to your fullest potential and be able to go the distance. Remember, you don’t have to be the first one to finish - just finish without burning yourself out. Also, with the exception during mating...
Dog Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Dog – Loyalty Dog medicine is telling you to deeply examine your sense of service to others. As a species, dogs are service-oriented and have a sense of loyalty that goes far beyond the way that they are treated. Although some may be vicious and brutal, this is because they have been trained to go against their true natures. Dog medicine embodies a...
Crab Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
Crab’s shell is symbolism for protection. Do you have a tough outer skin or do you let the smallest things get under it and fester to the point that you are allowing another person’s words or actions steer you off course? Is your outer skin so tough that it allows nothing in? Not allowing anything in will also steer you off course. Holding onto old thought patterns...
Love Cards 2015   ( Feb 13, 2015 )
Our Love Cards contain suggestions for crystals and minerals that support the intention of...
Mini Tower Size Graph Tower   ( Feb 10, 2015 )
The printable chart below helps give a visual reference for the various crystal sizes that we offer. Please follow the guidelines at the bottom of the chart for the most accurate results when...
Beaver Animal Totem   ( Dec 31, 2014 )
This animal totem is Beaver, the Builder. Beaver is the “doer”, has a strong sense of family and home and is equipped to protect what he has built. The Beaver lodge is built with alternate escape holes. Without these escape holes the Beaver could become trapped. This is symbolic for you to have alternative paths to reach your goals. If you eliminate the alternatives, you...
Butterfly Animal Totem   ( Dec 31, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Butterfly - Transformation. Butterfly medicine is about Transformation, but also Observation (recognizing the stage of life that you are in), Creativity, Introspection, Sharing, and Rebirth. There are 4 stages of a Butterfly's life cycle just, as there are 4 stages with our life cycle: Egg = Childhood/Teenage yrs. = Thoughts/Ideas = Creativity =...
Crystals for the Holidays   ( Dec 24, 2014 )
Here are crystals you can use during the...
Black Amber, Jet and Coal: What's the Difference?   ( Dec 21, 2014 )
Black Amber, Jet and Coal - What’s the Difference? By Sonia Acone On your crystal journey, you may have come across some rather confusing information. One of these issues concerns Black Amber and its relation to Jet. Are they one and the same? What is Black Amber anyway? What is the difference, if any, between Jet, Black Amber and Coal? First things first - Black...
Do Crystals Really Work?   ( Oct 21, 2014 )
By Stephanie Arnold When first hearing about the healing abilities of crystals, often some of the first questions asked are, “Does it really work?” and “Can a crystal really heal me?” The answer to both of these is yes, but often we, as humans, need to have experiences with crystals ourselves to fully believe and understand them. It can be challenging to...
Prairie Dog Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This animal totem is the Prairie Dog - Retreat, Self-Care, Planning Retreating does not mean failure, cowardice or a sign of weakness. It is an act of removing oneself from a situation in order to reassess, make a plan of action, to find alternative ways, to replenish your energy, and to get centered and grounded. Are your basic needs always at the bottom of your “to...
Bear Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Bear. Bear represents Introspection. Bear is symbolic of the West on the Medicine Wheel. Our goals and dreams reside in the West. Bear’s hibernation is symbolic of going within to examine the past year’s experiences. Bear is also associated with the Dream Lodge, that space of inner knowing. Introspection is attuning to Mother Earth energies and...
Wild Boar Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Wild Boar. The Wild Boar brings the medicine of Confrontation, Truthfulness, Self-Examination and Alchemy If Wild Boar medicine is speaking to you, you are being asked to confront anything or anybody that you have been avoiding. This includes you. This is about finding the courage for truthfully confronting your fears and acknowledging your personal...
Dragonfly Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Dragonfly who represents Illusion. His medicine is that of dreamtime and the illusions that we accept as our reality. He is the essence of the winds of change and brings messages of wisdom, enlightenment and communication from the elemental world, which includes the plant spirits, nature spirits, Air, Earth, Fire and Water. What Dragonfly is asking you to...
Buffalo Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
Buffalo – Prayer and Abundance. Buffalo’s medicine is Gratitude, Praise, Faith, Unity, Harmony, Honor and Humility. Nothing can be achieved without the aid of Creator/Great Spirit/God or whomever you place your faith. Are you taking the time to pray for yourself or for others and the sacredness of their own walk?  Do you give praise to yourself for what you...
Caterpillar Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This animal totem is Caterpillar – Transformation, New Birth The Caterpillar is just one stage in the creation of a Butterfly. It must evolve before reaching adulthood. He teaches patience and preparation - for all things will come in nature’s time and not before. During this stage he is constantly feeding himself to gain the strength and build the foundation for the...
Snake Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Snake – Transmutation and Healing The shedding of snake’s skin represents the transmutation of life, death and rebirth cycle and gives the Snake the power of creation. Snake is the energy of wholeness and cosmic consciousness.  By understanding on a personal level that you are a universal being you have the ability to experience all...
Grasshopper Animal Totem   ( Sep 03, 2014 )
This animal totem is Grasshopper – Uncanny Leaps Forward and the Chinese symbol for Luck and Abundance. To the Iroquois, Grasshopper brings messages of glad tidings, a harbinger of good news. Do you know the Grasshopper only leaps forward, never backwards? The medicine of the Grasshopper is to take chances, to move on your hunches, trust your intuition/instincts. Are you...
Gemstones in the Bible- What is a Jacinth?   ( Jul 27, 2014 )
Gemstones in the Bible- What is a Jacinth? By Debbie Elaine   Many people don’t realize that gemstones (crystals) are mentioned quite a few times in the Bible until, like me, they start looking for them! They’re in traditional hymn texts, too—my husband has gotten used to my huge grin and nudge when I come across references like “crystal...
Zincite - Natural and Synthetic   ( Jul 24, 2014 )
Zincite - Natural and Synthetic By Sonia Acone   Zincite, a mineral that is essentially zinc oxide, is a very rare occurrence in its natural state. It is a deep red color, due to traces of manganese. However, if impurities such as manganese or iron, in some cases, are not present, zincite will appear colorless.  It is most often found in masses together with...
Frog Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
Frog symbolizes Cleansing, Renewal (Rebirth), Fertility, Abundance, Transformation (metamorphosis), Life Mysteries and Ancient Wisdom. When Frog appears you are being asked to clear negativity and toxic energies from your environment as well as your mental, emotional and/or physical body. Honor your feelings and tears for they are cleansing. Frog can also support you with...
Firefly Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Firefly. Fireflies, often called lightning bugs, are magical symbols of inspiration and hope. They are the promise of accomplishment through hope and efforts.They remind us that we have laid the appropriate groundwork and from it will spring great reward. To me their light is a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Remember that...
Eagle Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
The Animal Totem associated with the Crown Chakra is the Eagle. Eagle is Spirit Keeper of the East (Yellow). He is the messenger between man and Creator. Eagle symbolizes great strength, courage, leadership, self-renewal, and freedom. Message: Trust in your higher self. Do you? Be Courageous! Are you? By some groups Eagle is associated with the Crown Chakra. When you’ve...
Deer Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
This animal totem is Deer – Gentleness Deer’s medicine is about applying gentleness to any situation you encounter. Gentleness is your primary tool for solving any dilemma that you face. Applying love and gentleness will melt down any demon (Fear) that you face. Gentleness will connect you to Spirit/God/Universe who will help to guide you.  The...
Crow Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
Crow: Keeper of the Sacred Law, Omen of Change (a very powerful totem to have). Medicine: Integrity, Balance, Change/Adaptability, Creativity, Manifestation, Courage, Cooperation, Perspective, Mindfulness. Teachings: Speak your truth and walk that truth. Change your view or perspective and change your life. Live in the now (present moment). Crow teaches the power of...
Chipmunk Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
This animal totem is Chipmunk - Play/Exploration, Preparation, Trust Chipmunk is said to be a symbol of something good is on its way to you. With that said, it is the animal's behaviors and appearances that hold the teachings for us. Chipmunk has an innate curiosity which allows him to be adventurous. He explores his environment and notices every detail and shows you the...
Alligator / Crocodile Animal Totem   ( Jul 23, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Alligator/Crocodile. He symbolizes Primal Energies; Creation and Destruction; the Keeper and Protector of All Knowledge; Patience; Spiritual Healing; Emotional Understanding, and Cleansing. What his message(s) is saying is that there is a need to get back in touch with earth energies and allow the body form to become that bridge again between the earth...
Crystals as Gifts   ( Jul 14, 2014 )
Crystals as Gifts By Sarah Duni Bourland Crystals make wonderful gifts for you or for others.  They are easy to appreciate, they last forever and bring good energy, and they can be given for practically any occasion.  The first crystal I purchased was a small blue geode slice I got on vacation when I was a child while traveling around the southwest.  At the...
Teachers, Courses, and Certification Programs   ( May 21, 2014 )
While we do not endorse any specific teachers, courses, or certification programs, below is a list for informational purposes:   Allie Phillips with Manifested Harmony Allie is an attorney and energy wellness business owner who focuses on proof, not fluff! She's certified as an Advanced Crystal Master, Health Coach, Life Coach, Integrated Energy Therapy...
Crystals for Men   ( May 01, 2014 )
In today’s world, men are often conflicted in regards to how to balance the expectations placed on them in their professional and personal lives. As the famous psychologist and world-renowned author John Gray, Ph.D. suggests in his latest book, Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice, men and women are hormonally wired to think and behave in different ways. Men typically find...
Spodumene and its Varieties: Kunzite and Hiddenite   ( Apr 15, 2014 )
Spodumene and its Varieties: Hiddenite & Kunzite By Sonia Acone Spodumene is a lithium aluminum silicate mineral that is found in an opaque, gray color as well as translucent colorless, white, pink (Kunzite), green (Hiddenite) and yellow (sometimes called Triphane) varieties. Spodumene gets its name from the Greek word spodumenos which means “burnt to ashes”...
Spring Cleaning Isn't Just for Windows   ( Apr 11, 2014 )
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest - Thomas Moore Let’s face it - no one really likes cleaning and the very mention of “spring cleaning” instills a sense of dread and an overwhelming urge to procrastinate (and hide under the covers). However, with the dregs of winter still...
The Incredible Crystal Egg By Stephanie Arnold   ( Apr 11, 2014 )
The Incredible Crystal Egg By Stephanie Arnold   The egg is a symbol of life and fertility, of new beginnings, and fragility combined with strength. What first comes to mind may be the new baby bird that emerges from the hard shell of the egg. The egg is also an icon of spring and is representative of the rebirth of greenery in the world after the cold, white...
Copper Minerals   ( Mar 21, 2014 )
There are approximately 140 minerals that contain the element Copper, but this article is going to focus on some of the most common that one might find along his/her crystal journey. In all honesty, when I was approached to write this article, and started my own research, I was so overwhelmed that I had to walk away from it for a couple of days. The greatest concern I had was that the...
Crystals for Common Conditions   ( Mar 17, 2014 )
  DISCLAIMER We feel that crystals can complement other therapies and support energetic well being. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare...
The Different Treatments Given to Turquoise   ( Mar 15, 2014 )
The Different Treatments Given to Turquoise By Sonia Acone   Turquoise is a hydrated copper aluminum phosphate that, in its natural state, resembles the striking blue coloring of a Robin’s egg (or greenish-blue when iron impurities are present). Natural Turquoise is quite soft (only 5-6 on the Mohs scale), porous and brittle. Its color will remain stable as...
How to Store and Display Your Crystals - By Stephanie Tingle   ( Mar 03, 2014 )
One of the questions that we receive most frequently is about how to safely store and display crystals. A simple way to store your crystals is in divided cardboard flats. These fit easily in a drawer and can be written on so that you can label the crystals that are contained in each section. Stackable plastic trays are also a great way to keep your collection organized and on...
Gridding Your Space by Stephanie Arnold   ( Feb 17, 2014 )
When I first became interested in crystals I wanted to carry them all with me everywhere. As my collection expanded, I began leaving some of my crystal friends at home and thus learned the wonderful benefits of using crystal energy in my space. My crystals are now an integral part of keeping the energy of my home balanced and saturated with good energy. Crystal grids are a great way to...