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Welcoming the month of September
As we welcome September, we also begin to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall once the Fall Equinox arrives on the 22nd. The leaves will be changing color and trees will be shedding. It's a bittersweet reminder as we prepare for winter that as the trees let go of their leaves, so too should we of what doesn't serve us. When we let go, we allow for space to grow and for new things to come into our lives.
Through the month we'll be sharing some of our favorite fall-inspired crystals with you such as Honey Calcite, Red Jasper, Stilbite, Bronzite and Topaz. You don't want to miss it so be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.
Here are a few highlights of some crystalicious items and offers you'll find from us online this month:
Celebrate Labor Day with us this year by getting free shipping when you use the code "FREESHIP21"
You'll get free standard USPS shipping within the USA to the value of $3.95. You can upgrade to priority or if you're an international customer, then you'll receive a $3.95 discount on your shipping! Valid only for September 06, 2021.
To celebrate "Read a Book Day" on the 6th, all of our eBooks will be 95c from September 6-12.
Online Crystal Live Sales
You are invited to join us for our Crystal Live Sales where we showcase special crystals and items, some only available during our Live Sales in our exclusive Facebook Group!
Live Sales are held on Fridays at 3PM EST in our Facebook Group!
Can't make it to a Live Sale or don't have Facebook to join the group? Join us on Instagram!
Throughout the month we will be having Story Drops where we show you some of our handpicked crystals for YOU in our Instagram Stories! Some of them are rare, others aren't available on the website and a few will be specially picked pieces from the website.
Announcements about Story Drops will be made on Instagram and you'll be able to purchase the crystals via our Instagram Stories. Access that by clicking on our profile image through the app after the announcement.
The special pieces will be available for the week we showcase them in so don't fall asleep and miss out!
Protection for Empaths: Is it necessary? And how you can release by Amber Poole, The Chakra Diva - Many of you will be familiar with the shielding technique that we learn early on but Amber brings a different perspective when it comes to protection. Something that you can try if you shielding has never worked successfully for you!
Water Safe Crystals: Which ones are and which are NOT? by Amaris from Amarisland - On a regular basis, folks ask us what stones can and cannot be cleansed in water and honestly, Amaris has said it the best for us. Bookmark and save this post! It's brilliant!
We finish off the newsletter with Pink Sapphire for our Crystal Talk Segment to give a crystal nod to Sapphire which traditionally is the stone associated with the month of September.
By Amber Poole, The Chakra Diva
(Click to watch in YouTube - just over 13 minute watch)
ABOUT THE CHAKRA DIVA:
Using her abilities as an intuitive, channel and medium, Amber helps her clients connect to themselves with more conscious awareness approach. She is passionate about helping clients HEAL THEMSELVES by using energy techniques and letting go of old outdated beliefs and replacing them with a life they love. Amber is very passionate about teaching energy and showing techniques to clients of how to bridge their physical reality and connect to their Soul calling.
By Amaris from Amarisland
Cleansing your crystals is essential, especially after significant exposure to, and absorption of, negative energy. There are many ways to cleanse your crystals - one popular method includes utilizing bodies of water, such as rivers, oceans, or lakes.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know very well that cleansing crystals in bodies of water is one of my favorite things to do; not only because it gets me outside and in contact with the Earth, but also because water is extremely purifying. It makes a beautiful sound when rushing. It is powerful, yet it flows gracefully.
It is VERY important to keep in mind, however, that only some crystals can safely be placed in water, especially salt water - it can literally be a matter of mineral life, or death. Some minerals will lose their lustre, others may rust, and many will completely dissolve when submerged in water. Others can last in water for days and come out looking brand new.
So, how do we discern what crystals can be cleansed using water?
All this talk about destroying your crystals might be frightening, but a little awareness goes a long way. Doing research on the crystal you want to cleanse in water, before you cleanse it, will give you the peace of mind to have a meditative experience. Consider the mineral composition, hardness, and porousness of the pieces in question. Then, utilize the internet - it is abundant with resources that can answer your questions in regards to these 3 things, especially if you are unsure about a specific mineral.
As a general rule of thumb, you should only water cleanse minerals that are a 6, or above, on the Moh's Hardness Scale. This is a 1-10 scale that measures the hardness and scratch resistance of minerals, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest. The softest mineral listed on the scale (1) is Talc. The hardest mineral (10) is Diamond. There are some exceptions, however, so do not rely solely on the Moh's Scale. It is crucial to pay attention to other factors, such as Iron content and porousness (readiness to absorb water).
Iron ores, such as Pyrite, Hematite, Magnetite, and Goethite, should not be cleansed in water for long periods. Why? They will rust when exposed to water for too long and we don't ever want to see our mineral collection go from bright and shiny to dull and rusty. If you do get them wet, remove them from the water quickly and dry them well.
Furthermore, research whether or not the minerals in question will leech toxic chemicals into the water, especially if you plan on leaving them in a bowl of water for an extended period of time. Quick rinses are generally safe, but soaks are an entirely different thing. Potentially toxic minerals include: Malachite (copper), Pyrite (sulphur), Stibnite (lead), Actinolite (asbestos), and others. Gem elixirs are not the topic of this post, but PLEASE, NEVER DRINK GEM ELIXIRS MADE WITH TOXIC CRYSTALS! If you need to, get more clarity on gemstone toxicity.
I read one specific article that mentioned not having time to research crystals when it comes to safely cleansing them in water, so he just avoids it altogether. While this is valid, I also think it is a mistake to negate the importance of learning about your minerals. There is a certain level of regard we all should have for these Earth treasures that add so much value to our lives - crystal collecting may be more common now, but that doesn't mean it should be taken lightly. You don't avoid getting to know someone before becoming their friend, so why would you avoid doing the work to get to know your crystals?
Whether you love your minerals because, "holy cow, I can't believe the Earth made these!", or you use them as tools in your spiritual practice, knowing what they are made of, how they were formed, and how they interact with other elements will enrich your experience and deepen your understanding of them (and their healing properties).
It is never too late to start diving deep into the magical world of geology and the mineral kingdom. Whether you are a beginner collector/healer, or you began your collection a long time ago, consistently take opportunities to learn about your minerals beyond their aesthetic beauty and healing properties. Learn the science behind them, too, because all these things are intimately linked. You will be much more confident in your ability to discern how to properly display, use, or cleanse your crystals.
Keep in mind that this list only covers some crystals and is not comprehensive. It will serve as an excellent launching point in your metamorphosis into knowledgeable crystal sage! ;)
Water Safe Crystals:
The crystals listed above are a great place to start and are especially safe when in polished, or tumbled form. Always double check when it comes to salt water, because salt can be corrosive!
Water Unsafe Crystals
Many of the crystals on the unsafe list will completely dissolve when place in water, or they will lose their shine. Either way, play it safe when it comes to these minerals and ALWAYS DYOR (do your own research).
If you ever do make a mistake that damages your minerals, don't be hard on yourself! Remember that experience is the best way to learn. If you are in doubt, do research or select a different cleansing method.
I am Amaris, the founder and CEO of Amarisland. Amarisland is a community of Earth admirers, expressing gratitude and passion for the incredible mineral treasures she creates. We are open-minded, loving individuals, exploring the depths of our consciousness to heal, utilizing methods like mindfulness meditation, sound therapy, crystal energy, herb and plant medicine, movement, and activation of the senses.
Fast-acting Pink Sapphire clears out emotional blockages, enhances self-reliance, and attracts all that is needed for spiritual evolution and growth. Pink Sapphire has been used as an aid in telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection.
Working on the Higher Heart Chakra, Pink Sapphire connects the holder with, and inspires love on all levels (physical, Higher Self, Divine, Unconditional/Universal). Pink Sapphire can help to enhance concentration and focus, making it a wonderful stone for students of all ages.
Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history. There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests.
In general, Sapphire is a stone of peace, tranquility, spiritual healing and spiritual truth. Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source. This makes Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities. Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.
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