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Crystals for Beautiful Skin

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Crystals for Beautiful Skin

For youthful skin, my top two picks are rose quartz and jade. Use rose quartz to maintain your beauty, and jade to help prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

Rose Quartz: It is written that the Egyptian goddess Isis searched for river-tumbled rose quartz to use on her face. She would rub the stones in an upward motion over her cheeks and around her eyes because she found this helped keep and restore her beauty. Her beauty ritual, insight and knowledge has been passed on through the years among Egyptian women.

Jade: The stone of longevity, jade heals the body and spirit. In ancient China when people joined their ancestors, all the orifices of their bodies were stopped with jade for purity. Jade was believed to have preservative and protective qualities that would prevent deterioration. During the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the bodies of emperors and wealthy aristocrats were encased in jade burial suits. Burial suits were believed to be an armor for immortality.


The Colors and Uses of Kyanite

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The Colors and Uses of Kyanite

Kyanite aids in speaking the truth, self-expression, and communication. It is a tranquilizing stone that promotes healing dreams, and spiritual attunement. It is a natural pain reliever, aids in healing of infection, and lowering blood pressure.

~Blue kyanite is especially useful for performers and public speakers. It is also excellent for healing head injuries, including trauma and strokes.

~Black kyanite is useful for grounding the body during chakra work and meditation. It also helps with past life recall.

~Green kyanite enhances dreams and astral travel, and helps connect you with nature. It helps discern truth from falsehood.

~Orange kyanite increases vitality, confidence, and optimism. Physically, it helps with eating disorders and fertility problems.

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Crystals and Celestial Events

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Crystals and Celestial Events

Whatever path your are on, celestial energy can work with crystals to help you achieve your desires. Celestial energy is commonly recognized as having powers that affect planting and growing, people’s emotions, and the ocean tides. It only makes sense that this vibrational energy can work with crystals for specific outcomes. Below are four major celestial events and stones that can help channel their energy.

New Moon
The New Moon is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. It represents optimism and hope, and it the perfect time to set new intentions with your crystals.
Associated stone: Howlite

Full Moon
The full moon is one of the best times to cleanse your crystals and reenergize them. It is a time of enlightenment, heightened psychic awareness, gratitude for the previous moon cycle’s lessons, and completion. The full moon represents abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, achieving your dreams, and protection. Setting your stones outside during a full moon is the gentlest method of cleansing crystals, and lunar energy still strong the day before and after a full moon
Associated stone: Moonstone

An eclipse is a time for big changes and inner spiritual evolution with its enormous energy level, and it is a cleansing by Mother Nature.
Associated stone: Labradorite

Meteor Showers
Meteor showers illuminate your path, leading you to a new direction when you need it most. In ancient times shooting stars were considered a gift of enlightenment and illumination from the gods.
Associates stone: Meteorites


Howlite versus Turquoise

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Howlite versus Turquoise

Howlite was named after the Canadian mineralogist Henry How who first discovered it in Nova Scotia in 1868.

Howlite is very porous and takes dye well, so it is often dyed blue, and sold, incorrectly, as turquoise. Dyed blue howlite has also been given the name Turquenite.

Howlite is also sold in its natural white state under the misleading trade names of “white turquoise, white buffalo turquoise, or white buffalo stone.”

Howlite is excellent for calming, dispersing anger, and curing insomnia. Placed under your pillow it can help calm your overactive mind so you can sleep.

Howlite is also excellent if you are starting something new, as it promotes positive change and helps you achieve your ambitions.

Physically, howlite is useful for balancing calcium levels and improving bone and teeth health.

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Crystal Spells

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Crystal Spells

A collection of 12 magic spells that use the power of crystals and gemstones.

The spells include:
Protection Spell
Attract Money Spell
Beauty Spell
Banish Sickness Spell
Weight Loss Spell
Attract a Soulmate Spell
Ensure Fidelity Spell
Return a Lover Spell
Find a New Job Spell
Find Your Spirit Guide Spell
Fertility Spell
Banish Anger and Negativity Spell

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4 Crystals to Help Mend a Broken Heart

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4 Crystals to Help Mend a Broken Heart

1. Apache Tears… The name of the stone holds the story of how Apache Tears were formed…the ultimate stone for overcoming grief of a the loss of a loved one.
2. Blue Lace Agate…It’s calming blue color will soothe and offer guidance as you navigate through grief.
3. Dravite Tourmaline…It lifts numbness around the heart, releasing anxiety and emotional pain.
4. Rose Quartz…It mends the heart from all types of wounds and bathes you in healing light.


7 Unique Ways to Use Fluorite

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Fluorite Jewelry from earthegy

7 Unique Ways to Use Fluorite

~Keep a fluorite stone on your computer or tape one to your cell phone to reduce radiation emissions.

~Hold a green fluorite stone on your forehead to clear congestion from a cold, or place on your chest if you have the flu.

~If you are working on a creative project but have trouble focusing, keep fluorite and hematite on your desk to reduce confusion and help you achieve your goals.

~Carry fluorite and yellow jasper with you when you travel to prevent motion sickness.

~Keep fluorite next to your bed to alleviate nightmares.

~Hold fluorite on a bruise to heal it quickly. (Rhodonite also works!)

~If you are starting a fitness program wear fluorite to improve balance, coordination, and discipline.

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earthegy Confessions

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I have confessions.
I’ve been in a mild funk for a few months now.  Not every day, but a lot of days.  Just basking in negativity, frustrated with a few things.  My sales have been down, making money tight.  My parents are aging, and I worry about not having them someday (I mean, they’re my parents, they’re supposed to be immortal because they’re my superheros!)  My pet chickens weren’t getting along, having coop wars against one of the hens.  I haven’t felt pretty in awhile and haven’t even bothered trying to date.  All I see in my facebook feed is political strife, graphic photos of abused animals, and overwhelming negativity .  It’s added up, put me in a funk, and it’s made me bitchy.

I needed to do something to change.  Not the world, just my attitude.  So last week I dug out my old DVD of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.  There’s a very cool movie trailer on their website here.  If you haven’t seen it, the whole movie is available on Netflix and there are at least a few clips on youtube you can watch.  I hadn’t watched it in years but I instantly felt better after doing so.  So I decided to give myself homework and start working with some of the her tools.

In the movie is a clip about Gratitude Rocks, which parallels with the work I do, and I found it fascinating.  So then I went and bought Rhonda Byrne’s book The Magic to start a 28 day plan to change things in my life.  And the 2nd day of the plan involves rocks again.  Basically you carry a rock around in your pocket all day and each night when you put it on your bedside table you think of the best part of your day and thank the universe for it.
Well, hell, I have rocks!  Tons and tons of rocks!  So I went into my work space and picked out the right one, the one I was most drawn to.  It’s a moss agate worrystone, if you’re wondering.  It’s in my bra right now because I’m wearing cropped sweats with no pockets.  Worrystones fit nicely in there and curve to the boobie.  Who knew?   I’m debating putting “boob friendly” in the descriptions on my website.
Now every morning I sit on my porch having my coffee and read a new chapter and list 10 things I’m grateful for in a journal.  They are surprisingly easy to come up with once you try.  Then at night I look at my rock and relive the best thing that happened during the day and say thank you for it.
Now suddenly my chickens are being nice to each other again.  I’ve lost about 15 pounds over the last two months, and I’m actually starting to feel sorta sexy again, which I’m TOTALLY digging.  My parents are still here, full of p*** and vinegar.
This may or may not be your thing, but I figured I’d share it.  It’s helping me, and maybe it will help you.
And today and every day I am grateful for all of you 🙂

8 Ways to Use Crystals in the Dining Room

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8 Ways to Use Crystals in the Dining Room

1. Calcite: Use Red or Orange Calcite on your table to energize a party atmosphere with its fire element vibrations.
2. Clear Quartz: Put clear quartz points in the bottom of a vase of cut flowers in your centerpiece to make your blooms last longer.
3. Garnet and Rhodochrosite: If you’re planning a romantic dinner, place garnet and rhodochrosite around your candlesticks to reinforce your romantic feelings and passion for each other.
4. Amethyst: Place tumbled amethyst on your windowsills to soften the energy.
5. Aqua Aura Quartz: Place aqua aura quartz clusters or points around fresh or produce bowls with the points facing inward towards the bowl to keep your food fresh and the flavors vibrant.
6. Apatite: If you’re eating a big meal but want to keep your diet on track, keep apatite in your pocket or wear apatite jewelry to help boost metabolism.
7. Use crystals as place card holder props for assigned seating at a table.
8. To prevent indigestion keep chrysoprase in your pocket while eating.


5 Top Gemstones for Your Office

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5 Top Gemstones for Your Office

Fluorite: For keeping your work space organized.
Smoky Quartz: For dispelling negative energy around the office.
Chrysocolla: For a confidence boost, especially if you’re seeking a promotion.
Amazonite: For neutralizing cell phone radiation and improving telephone conversations.
Aquamarine: For improving your communication and speech skills

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Aventurine Properties

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Aventurine Properties…

Green aventurine is a gemstone of luck and fortune, confidence and optimism. Aventurine is commonly considered the gambler’s stone and is effective in games of chance. Wear it while playing poker or visiting the casino and luck will be attracted to you. Green aventurine is also useful for regulating the heart and circulatory systems.

Blue aventurine is associated with self discipline, communication, perception, and self awareness. It gives you confidence to handle what life throws at you and promotes responsibility and empowerment.

Red aventurine is associated with the root and sacral chakras and will increase your physical energy, vitality, and sexual energy. It is also useful for blood cell production and detoxification. Red aventurine increases confidence and ability to accomplish tasks and grasp your desires.

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10 Awesome Crystals for Health

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10 Awesome Crystals for Health

1. Malachite: For overall general health
2. Calcite: For bone issues. Arthritis, broken bones, teeth, joints…
3. Bloodstone: For blood and circulatory issues. Bloodstone for the blood! (Red jasper is another good one.)
4. Jade: For longevity, so you have lots of birthdays.
5. Rose Quartz: For beauty, skin, and hair care.
6. Opals: For vision.
7. Hematite: For muscle issues and cramps
8. Moonstone: For menopause
9. Carnelian: For increased energy
10: Apatite: For weight loss and metabolism issues

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The Easiest Way to Clean Tarnish Off of Sterling Silver

I came across this awhile ago, and tried it. It works. In mere seconds. I have only tried it with sterling, NOT with sterling with gemstones attached, or any other metals….so if you add them to the mix, do so at your own risk.

1. Grab a glass bowl or container large enough to fit your pieces comfortably on the bottom.
2. Line the bowl with aluminum foil, shiny side up.
3. Put your sterling pieces on top of the aluminum foil in the bowl.
4. Sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda over your sterling pieces. (I use about a teaspoon for just a few pieces of jewelry, it’s not an exact measurement.)
5. Slowly pour boiling water into the bowl. It will bubble and make noise. It’s kind of scary, but you’ll get over your fear when you see what happens.

In seconds your sterling will look brand new…no tarnish. Take them out with some tongs, rinse, and dry.

That’s it. I imagine it would be useful for sterling silverware, but I don’t have that expensive stuff, so I haven’t tried it.

If anyone gives it a try, let me know how you do…



Opals and an Inside Look at earthegy

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See the difference in opals from around the world and get a look behind the scenes at earthegy
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The History and Uses of Apatite

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The History and Uses of Apatite

Apatite’s name is derived from the Greek word “apatein,” which means to deceive or to be misleading. Throughout history it has been called the cheating stone because it is easily confused with beryl and tourmaline.

Moon rocks collected by astronauts during the Apollo program contain traces of apatite.

The color of apatite depends on the additional minerals in the area where the apatite gemstone grows. The most in demand color is the rich purple found in Maine at Mount Apatite. The second most sought after color is a brilliant blue color from Brazil. A neon blue-green variety has been mined in Madagascar.

For arthritis pain, hold one or more apatite crystals against the affected joint. This can help heal the pain and heal the joint faster. Apatite is n excellent stone for healing bones, cartilage, teeth and boosting calcium absorption. Apatite is composed of calcium phosphate, the same material that makes up teeth and bones.

To help lower high blood pressure, wear an apatite crystal hanging near your heart. It is supportive in healing all glands and organs, and reduces hypertension.

Apatite is associated with healthy eating, and has been credited with suppressing hunger and raising the metabolic rate. Apatite increases the willpower associated with resisting those foods that can lead to weight gain.

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11 Uses for Amethyst You May Not Know About

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11 Uses for Amethyst You May Not Know About…

1. Placed under your pillow, amethyst prevents nightmares.
2. Wear amethyst or keep an amethyst cluster in your room to alleviate migraines.
3. Combine amethyst with chrysoprase during meditation to reach a deeper state and help you relax.
4. Place two large pieces or several smaller pieces of amethyst in an area of your home infected with negative energy or geopathic stress to neutralize the negativity.
5. Keep amethyst and citrine (or ametrine) in the southwest section of your living room to promote happy relationships, increase chances of meeting a new partner, and strengthen existing relationships.
6. Place tumbled amethyst stones near your work phone to protect you from frustrating conversations and help you handle difficult situations.
7. At the end of a difficult day circle your body with amethyst while standing to restore your energetic field and dissolve any negativity or unhealthy emotions.
8. Gently rub a polished amethyst stone over your body to heal acne.
9. Combine amethyst with aragonite to reduce mood swings.
10. Wear amethyst or keep it in your pocket when travelling to dangerous areas for protection.
11. Combine amethyst with black tourmaline and clear quartz to make a crystal grid for protection.

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5 Gemstones to Keep in Your Workspace

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5 Gemstones to Keep in Your Workspace

1. Smoky Quartz…to banish negativity
2. Fluorite…to absorb electromagnetic radiation. Fluorite is also great for organization.
3. Lapis…for mental stability, clarity, and stress alleviation
4. Orange Calcite…to boost creativity
5. Kyanite….to improve communication skills


10 Weird Ways to Use Crystals

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10 Weird Ways to Use Crystals

1. Use pyrite on your work desk to keep creative ideas flowing.

2. Place lepidolite on your nightstand to alleviate nightmares.

3. Keep a quartz point at the bottom of a vase to prolong the life of cut flowers.

4. Keep hematite outside under your doormat to provide a protective shield from negative energy.

5. Place rutilated quartz on your back to alleviate back pain.

6. Hold fluorite on your forehead to fight flu viruses and congestion.

7. Carry yellow jasper with you when you travel to alleviate travel sickness.

8. Keep aura quartz in your fruit bowl or vegetable bin to keep your food fresher longer.

9. Use jade in a foot bath for an instant energy booster.

10. Carry aquamarine with you if you are prone to panic attacks.

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Crystals for Mermaids

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Crystals for Mermaids

Do you feel a strong connection to the sea and water? These stones can help you harness your inner mermaid energy that you may not have realized you have.

Larimar:  An ocean blue crystal found only in the Dominican Republic that is also known as the “dolphin stone” or “stone of Atlantis.”

Aquamarine:  It’s Latin meaning is “water of the sea”. Aquamarine was said to be treasured by mermaids and that it would bring protection to sailors, while also being a crystal to bring about eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine is used by those traveling on the water as a stone of protection & safety. Aquamarine is know as the stone of mermaids.

Coral:  Coral is an “organic gemstone” from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home.

Lemurian Seeds:  Lemurian Seed crystals are believed to hail from Lemuria, the ancient civilization said to have sunk in the Pacific Ocean thousands of years ago. Lemuria is believed to be both a planet outside our universe, an older version of Atlantis, and the Garden of Eden.

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The History and Uses of Pyrite

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The History and Uses of Pyrite

“Pyrite” comes from the name “pyrite lithos”, which in Greek translates to “stone which strikes fire.” It will send out a shower of sparks when struck with steel. It was popular in Roman times to create sparkes, and later in 1500-1600 AD pyrite was used as a source of ignition for firearms.

Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Incas used pyrite for ornamental jewelry, and the Incas in South America used large polished slabs of pyrite for mirrors.

North American Indians also used Pyrite as amulets.

During the early years of the 20th century, pyrite was used as a mineral detector in radio receivers, and is still used by radio hobbyists today.

In the 20th century, pyrite was used in Energizer brand lithium batteries.

Pyrite has been used in the aggregate used to make concrete, but unsuccessfully, as severe deterioration occurs as the pyrite oxidizes. In early 2009, Chinese drywall imported into the United States after Hurricane Katrina had numerous problems attributed to oxidation of pyrite. Modern tests for aggregate materials now require certification that the materials as free of pyrite.

Pyrite is a metallic mineral that is composed of iron and sulfur atoms bound together in a ratio of one iron to two sulfur, and it is one of the most abundant sulfide minerals on the earth. It is found worldwide, but important deposits are found in Italy, Spain, and Peru.

Pyrite has a natural crystal patterns that are cubic, pyritohedral, or octahedral. The ancient Chinese symbol, a golden cube, is said to be derived from pyrite’s natural cubic shape.

Pyrite’s metallic luster gives it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of “fool’s gold.”

Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. Cubic pyrite is particularly good for enhancing mental capacity, intuition, and creativity. Pyrite is also a stone that brings energies of good luck or good fortune, especially in business. It is an excellent mineral to keep on your desk at work to tap into your own potential and keep ideas flowing.

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6 Rocks for a Rockin’ Love Life

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6 Rocks for a Rockin’ Love Life

Rose Quartz: Well known as a love stone, rose quartz encompasses all kinds of love…parental bonding, the romance stuff, forgiveness, and self love.

Rhodonite: The love healer…use it when you need to overcome love traumas, to manifest forgiveness, and help your heart become emotionally stronger.

Rhodochrosite: This is the rock you want to snag yourself a soul mate.

Ruby and Garnet: The passion stones…the rocks that will turn up the heat in your love life. Use with caution. May need to be accompanied with a cold shower if things get out of hand.

Emerald: The stone that will test true long lasting love, emeralds are said to change color if your lover is unfaithful.


All About Calcite…

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Calcite is a stone for inner enlightenment and mental development. Native Americans consider calcite a holy stone given to them by the gods. Calcite is a superb healer of bone disorders and excellent for the formation of bone.
~Green calcite stimulates the immune system and combats bacterial infections. It also cools fever, burns, and inflammation.
~Blue calcite lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain. It soothes the nerves and rids anxiety.
~Orange calcite is an energizing and cleansing stone that helps overcome fear and depression. It is useful for healing the reproductive system, gallbladder, and intestinal problems.
~Red calcite increases vitality, lifts depression, and alleviates fear. Physically it is superb for hip and leg problems and constipation.
~White calcite can improve memory and enhance the connection between body and mind.


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All About Rubies…

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All About Rubies…

~Ruby is named after the Latin word “ruber,” which translates to “red.”
~In the ancient Sanskrit, ruby is called “ratnaraj,” which means “king of precious stones.”
~In Thailand, ruby is known as “tabtim”, which translates to “pomegranate” in Thai.
~Ancient Hindus believed that if they offered rubies to the god Krishna they would be reborn as emperors.
~People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live peacefully with their enemies.
~Ancient Burmese warriors possessed rubies to make them invincible in battle. It wasn’t enough to just wear a ruby, they inserted them into their flesh to them part of their bodies.
~The darker rubies were considered to be male and the lighter colored stones female.
~According to the story of Marco Polo, Kublai Khan offered the King of Ceylon a city in exchange for a large ruby.
~Ancient legends say that to dream of rubies means you will have success in money or business matters and a good harvest.
~In feng shui, ruby is believed to bring yang fire energy.
~In China and Japan Rubies are worn to achieve long life, health, and happiness.
~The vivid red color of ruby also means that it is associated with desire, and it is thought by some to be a stone of love with an aphrodisiac effect. Ruby has also been said to cure blood disorders including menstrual pain and circulatory problems.

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The Legends and History of Emeralds

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The Legends and History of Emeralds

The name emerald isfrom the Greek word “smaragdos,” which is from the Old French word esmeralde, meaning “green gemstone.” Emeralds are one of the the oldest known gemstones. Sandawana emeralds from Zimbabwe in southern Africa began forming more than 2,500 million years ago, while those from Pakistan are around nine million years old.

The beauty of emeralds were recognized early on, but they made a grand entrance around 4,000 years ago with the discovery of the Cleopatra mines, 440 miles southeast of Cairo. The mines were in operation before Cleopatra’s time, but they were eventually named after her due to her affinity for them. Egyptians believed that emeralds could bring fertility and rebirth and they called emeralds the lover’s stone. Mummies were buried with emeralds around their neck in hopes of bringing them eternal youth.

The Greeks also considered emerald a symbol of love. In ancient Greece they were regarded as the sacred stone of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and the Greeks would wear emeralds on Friday to honor the Aphrodite.

Following in the footsteps of the Greeks, the Romans used emeralds to pay tribute to Venus. They believed that emeralds had a life of their own and emeralds were used to gauge love, the color turning deeper and richer when love was strong, and fading with the fall of romance. The Romans also cherished emeralds for their practical application. The Emperor Nero was said to own a pair of emerald sunglasses that would shield his eyes during gladiator matches. It was believed that the green of emeralds soothed the eyes and restored and vision.

In the middle ages emeralds were used as a precursor to the modern day Ouija board and were a popular crystal for oracles. Holding an emerald above a bowl of water by a thread, questions were asked and the answers were given by letters written upon the surface of water.

South America harbored some of the most beautiful and spectacular emeralds. According to legend, the Incas had a giant emerald the size of an ostrich egg that they believed was the incarnation of their goddess Umina. The Incas worshipped their emerald queen and brought her smaller emeralds, thought to be her daughters, when they sought her guidance. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived and looted the temple, the daughters of the goddess fell into their hands, but the huge Emerald goddess herself has never been found, despite decades of efforts. Umina and her whereabouts remain a mystery to this day.

An ancient Colombian creation legend tells of two immortal beings. A man names Tena and woman named Fura were created by god in order to populate the earth. The couple had only one rule, that they must remain faithful to one another and they would be rewarded with eternal youth. Fura did not remain faithful and once she betrayed Tena she immediately began to age. Tena, seeing Fura’s aging state, realized that she had broken the rule given them and she would soon die. Not wanting to be left alone, Tena laid down on Fura’s knees and stabbed himself in the heart. For three days Fura cried with remorse with the body of her husband on her lap. Tena’s death was so painful to Fura that her screams of pain perforated the silent jungle and broke into millions of multicolored butterflies. Her torrent of tears were transformed by the sun into emeralds. The creator later took pity on the couple and turned them into two mountains protected from storms and serpents and in whose depths Fura’s tears of remorse were emeralds. Today the Fura and Tena Crags, rising approximately 840 and 500 meters respectively above the valley of the Minero River, are the official guardians of Colombia’s emerald zone.

For centuries emeralds have symbolized beauty and constant love. Besides love, emeralds are a symbol of loyalty, devotion, adoration and friendship. Emeralds are regarded as supernatural, serving as protective talismans and guarding against enchantments and spells. Emeralds traditionally represent true love and are said to change color when the loved one is being unfaithful. Emeralds were also thought to change color to alert the wearer of impending danger. Because of their green color, emeralds are also associated with rebirth and spring and are said to boost creativity and open doors to new possibilities.

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All About Moonstone, Legends and Love Spells

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All About Moonstone, Legends and Love Spells

Moonstone is very strongly associated with the moon, and because of this the best time to use the powers of the moonstone is during the full moon. During a full moon the stone’s power is at its peak, strong enough to reunite lovers and heal the wearer.

According to Indian mythology, moonstone came into existence after a battle fought between Lord Vishnu and Bali, the demon god. During a fierce battle Lord Vishnu prevailed, breaking Bali’s body into pieces. As pieces of Bali’s body fell to the earth they became various jewels, and moonstone originated from the radiance of Bali’s eyes.

In India, the moonstone is believed to bring luck in love and is often given as a wedding gift. Moonstone is always displayed on a cloth that is yellow, a sacred color in India. The Indian word for moonstone, “chandrakanta,” means “beloved by the moon.”

Because of its shimmery luminescent quality people in the Orient believe that moonstone is a ray of moonlight that has solidified and a good spirit lives inside it.

Planted in a garden under the full moon moonstone is thought to increase the yield and fertility of a garden. Amulets of moonstone were hung from trees to ensure a successful crop. Because the moon has so much influence over the water on this planet moonstone is also used for protection and a talisman to wear on sea voyages or while swimming.

In the Middle East women would sew moonstone into their clothing when they wished for a child or needed protection during pregnancy and at birth.

According to another belief, two people both wearing moonstone will fall passionately in love when the moon is full. A person seeking their true love should hold a moonstone in their hands while the moon is full and envision their love coming to them. The stone should then be carried or worn until the next full moon for the spell to take effect.


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I get asked the same question all the time…. “how should I use my crystals?” And I give the same answer all the time. It’s up to you. Doesn’t matter what you do, as long as they’re near you they’re going to do their job. So my final answer…it’s up to YOU how you want to work with them and what feels right to you. It’s going to be different for different people, so just trust your intuition and go with what feels right to you personally. Stumped for some ideas? Here’s a few for you.

12 Ways to Work with Crystals and Rules for Using Them

1. Wear them! Whether you’re into earrings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, whatever your preference is, as long as they’re near your body they know they have a job to do.
2. Make a crystal grid. I have one for wealth and prosperity I made and you can find a template ebook here. It works. My business had a massive increase right after I put it up and two months later this girl got herself a brand new jeep. Now I’m working on getting a new house. Bigger.
3. Meditate with them. Just hold them or place them on your body and destress with your sparklies.
4. Carry them in your purse. Green aventurine is a great one for this, just throw it in your wallet or make your own mojo bag to attract wealth.
5. Stick them in your car. Yellow jasper is awesome for protecting you while you travel.
6. Feng shui your house with crystals. Place them around the house in bowls on windowsills, tables, where ever you can.
7. Get crafty. You can make all kinds of things with crystals…sun catchers, wire wrapped jewelry, a mosaic table, a garden path, just use your imagination.
8. Drink them.  (Just be sure to do your homework and watch for toxic stones.)
9. Stick them out in the garden or on your property. I’ve written two articles with ideas for you here and here.
10. Massage and body work. Ever had a hot stone massage? Who says the stones have to be boring? Pick the ones that fit your purpose and use those instead.
11. Stick them in your bra. Sounds crazy, but I know a few people who wear their crystals this way. For the sake of comfort, I recommend staying with smaller stones.  Or you can go traditional and just carry some in your pocket.
12. Make your own ritual or magic spell with your crystals. Full moon? Head on outside at night with your stones and set your intentions with candles, ribbons, and the whole 9 yards.

My One Rule for Working with Crystals
1. There is no such thing as a bad stone, and no reason to toss one in the trash. If your crystals aren’t working with you, have a flaw, or you’re just not feeling them, find another way to repurpose them. When I get flawed stones in, like polished tumble stones with chips in them I can’t sell, they go straight into my bird bath or my garden beds outside.
That’s my one and only personal rule. If it doesn’t work it gets returned to Mother Nature because I cannot bear to throw a stone in the garbage. That’s it. Otherwise, there are no rules as far as I’m concerned.


Top Crystals for Girl Issues

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Top Crystals for Girl Issues…

To Increase Fertility…Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Moldavite
To Survive Menopause…Citrine, Lepidolite
To Quell Cramps…Citrine, Chrysocolla, Magnesite, Malachite, Serpentine
To Relieve Anxiety…Larimar, Agate, Apolphyllite, Blue Calcite
To Boost the Sex Drive…Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline (red, pink, or brown)

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The History and Properties of Tanzanite

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The History and Properties of Tanzanite

Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa. It was discovered by a Masai tribesman named Ali Juuyawatu in the hills of Northern Tanzania, which remains the sole source of Tanzanite to this day. According to legend, it was Masai cattle herders that first noticed this stone 40 years ago after a fire caused by lightening burned areas in Tanzania. The only known deposit of tanzanite is located on a five square mile hilltop at Merelani Hills near Ausha, ten miles south of the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.

Tanzanite is a blue to violet gemstone which is a member of the zoisite mineral group. Tanzanite was given its name by Tiffany & Co. Henry B. Platt, the great grandson of Louis Comfort Tiffany christened the stone “tanzanite” and introduced it to the world in 1968 at Tiffany & Co. Tanzanite is pleochroic, meaning that it shows different colors at different viewing angles. The Masai tribe believe that Tanzanite is the stone of birth, and it is custom to gift their wives with Tanzanite after the birth of their first child. Masai women who have born children wear blue beads and fabric to bestow upon the child a healthy and positive life. This custom has been protected and preserved by the proud Masai women over generations. Now women from all over the world have begun to see tanzanite as “the birthstone.” The gift of tanzanite at birth uniquely symbolizes new beginnings and pays tribute to those who have shown the greatest of loves by becoming a parent.

According to feng shui beliefs blue tanzanite carries water energy and violet tanzanite carries fire energy. Tanzanite inspires compassion and encourages calmness. It is also useful for communication and problem solving. Tanzanite a stone of higher consciousness, manifestation, creativity, and wisdom.


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The Legends of Turquoise

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The Legends of Turquoise…

Turquoise was valued by numerous ancient civilizations, including the Aztecs, Incas, Persians, Egyptians, and Native Americans. There are more legends associated with turquoise than with any other gemstone. A long time ago someone noticed a clear blue line running through gray rock and saw images of the sky and water in stone. From that time on turquoise has been cherished above all else in creation. Turquoise is a stone of sky, a stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life.

According to Native American Indian legends, when tribe members danced and rejoiced the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth and became turquoise. Another legend says that a piece of turquoise thrown into a river will bring rain. It is also said that if one found the end of the rainbow after a storm and searched in the damp earth, turquoise would be found.

Turquoise is also a stone of protection. One of the first uses of turquoise was as a horse amulet. It protects the wearer from falls, and it is believed that turquoise affixed to the bridle of the horse protects the horse as well. If you’re wearing turquoise and you look down and see a crack in your stone, the Native Americans would say “the stone took it,” meaning the stone took the blow that you would have received.

Turquoise carvings of animals and birds were placed in the Native American tombs to attract beneficial spirits and guard the dead. The Navajo believed that turquoise placed at the opening of a home would repel evil spirits. Turquoise was also used by medicine men for healing and by warriors who fixed turquoise to the end of their bows to ensure accurate shots.

As a decorative amulet, horse protector, or bringer of rain, the uses of the turquoise to people who unearth and cherish it are many.

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Gemstones, Feng Shui, and the House of Bagua

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Gemstones, Feng Shui, and the House of Bagua

Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago. It can guide you in balancing the energies of any given space. There are several different schools of feng shui and versions of the house of bagua (that grid in my picture.) What I’m giving you here is a basic guideline and my interpretation of which stones will work best in each part of your home. Crystals can be used to enhance and reduce the elements of energy in each part of your home or room. If some area of your home is missing the elemental energy you can use a crystal of the appropriate energy to bring the balance back. If an area has too much of the wrong energy a crystal of the appropriate energy can be used to counteractd that inappropriate energy.

Above is a depiction of the feng shui house of bagua and some ideal stones to use in each part of your home. The front door, is the actual front door of your house (or apartment), not a commonly used garage or side entrance, and not the main door to a multi-unit building.

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12 Ways to Use Crystals in the Garden

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12 Ways to Use Crystals in the Garden

1. Place quartz crystals at each corner of your garden bed and one in the center and you have a crystal grid to encourage the overall growth and health of plants. All of the quartzes and other stones that contain large amounts of quartz will also discourage aphids, slugs, snails, and ants.
2. Hematite at the bottom of a plant pot encourages rooting.
3. Use carnelian to encourage growth.
4. Any kinds of stones can be used as a mulch because it shades the roots and helps keep the soil from drying out. Weeds won’t be competing for nutrients and water. Unlike organic mulches, stones don’t need replacement every year.
5. Moonstone brings calmness and fertility to your plants by harnessing the moons energy.
6. Rose Quartz for roses. Rose quartz will help blooms maintain their petals longer and prevent the edges from turning brown as they fade.
7. Herb gardens can benefit from hematite or smoky quartz
8. Moss agate or tree agate is the ultimate gardeners stone for any plant. Plants respond to moss agate with a spurt of growth and an abundance of new leaves.
9. If your plants have been stressed try placing some amethyst or blue lace agate stones around them for the calming effect.
10. Place quartz or shungite in a bird bath to purify the water for your winged visitors.
11. Make a crystal elixir for watering your plants. Use the ideas above or come up with your own…carnelian for encouraging growth, blue agate to relieve stress, hematite or smoky quartz to encourage rooting.
12. Using wire cages to prop up your plants? Hang crystals off the cage to bring in some great energy and add some sparkle to your garden.


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Top Stones to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Top Stones to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. Most people tend to slow down a little in the winter and experience the winter blues and SAD can be extremely disabling. SAD is the result of the winter season when the days are shorter. We sleep more, become sedentary, crave carbs, gain weight, and avoid social interaction. Psychologically, we can become depressed. We hibernate.

When picking out crystals to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder think in terms of light and color therapy. Orange and yellow are the colors that are going to pack the biggest punch…these are the stones of the sun and give us exactly what we’re craving.

1. Sunstone- carries a strong anti-depressant vibrational energy and the solar energy of the sun
2. Carnelian- manifests vitality and creativity
3. Amber- it energy is warming and solar, and Amber has been linked to the Sun Gods Ra and Helios.
4. Citrine- lifts dark moods and encourages optimism.
5. Fire Opal- relieves indifference and feelings of emptiness
6. Orange calcite- a stone of happines with an uplifting energy

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Spiritual Properties of Auralite 23

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Spiritual Properties of Auralite 23

Auralite 23 crystals are about 1.2 to 2 billion years old and only found in Ontario, Canada. It has been said that meteor impacts during this time brought rare metallic ores to the surface of the earth, where they eventually dissolved and were incorporated into the structure of the growing Amethyst Crystal, now called Auralite. If they hadn’t, chances are that the crystals would have remained predominantly amethyst. The crystal itself carries 35 elements, and in each crystal, there is at least 17 of these combined. The metaphysical properties of natural crystal combinations like Melody Stone (also known as Super Seven,) are taken to another level.

Auralite 23 is also known as Auralite Amethyst or Kindred Spirit Crystal. Although it was originally believed that there were 23 minerals contained within this mineral testing by the GIA confirmed that there are 35 elements composing 17 different minerals in auralite. Another explanation of the name is that auralite contains 23 different chevrons. Auralite has layers of chevrons which are composed primarily of amethyst, citrine and green quartz. These chevron designs are created by the starting and stopping of its growth and exposure to heat and pressure throughout its formative years. It is believed that 23 chevrons formed from each growth period.

The average crystal contains at least seventeen of the following: Cacoxenite, Lepidocrosite , Ajoite, Hematite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalerite, Covelite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Epidote, Bornite, Titanite, and Rutile.

The metaphysical properties of this natural crystal combination is like the Super 7, are taken to another level. Auralite 23 helps to ease nerves and anxiety and lessen panic attacks and the effects that follow. It is also a stone that can be called upon for comfort and calming, during times of shock and distress. Auralite 23 is useful for meditation, astral travel, and past life regression.

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Spiritual Properties of Citrine

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Spiritual Properties of Citrine

Citrine is the ultimate gemstone for manifestation of love, luck, and wealth. It is an alternative November birthstone associated with the solar plexus chakra. Citrine is a highly protective gemstone that never needs cleansing to re-energize it’s powers. Citrine increases wealth and luck in business, helps us manifest our dreams and wishes into reality, and opens us to the path of love. Citrine also encourages generosity, raises self-esteem, and increases happiness and joy in your life.
~Citrine is mined in Brazil, Russia, France, Madagascar, Britain, and the United States.
~Citrine is also known as the Merchant’s Stone because of it’s prosperity-attracting properties.
~Keep citrine in the wealth corner (the rear left corner) of your house or in your purse to attract and hold on to wealth.
~Citrine’s name is derived from the French word “citron” for it’s lemon yellow color.
~To boost your energy and find your personal power, hold citrine on your solar plexus chakra (upper abdomen) for 5 minutes.

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Top 10 Gemstones for Holiday Survival

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rocksTop 10 Gemstones for Holiday Survival…

1. Fluorite…the organization stone, to survive the endless shopping, cooking, and scheduling
2. Smoky Quartz…the grounding stone, to keep yourself grounded and calm and eliminate stress
3. Tiger Iron…the refuge stone, to survive family conflict
4. Pyrite…the energy saving stone, to relieve anxiety, frustration, despair, and fatigue
5. Snowflake Obsidian…the empowering stone, to deal with loneliness
6. Tourmaline…the balancing stone. Black tourmaline will you navigate the stress of crowds, pink tourmaline will give you stamina and tact in stressful social settings
7. Malachite…the health stone, to reduce travel sickness and keep your overall health intact
8. Apatite…the fat busting stone, to boost your metabolism after holiday meals
9. Peridot…the money stone to keep your wallet full after all that shopping
10. Carnelian….the vitality stone, to help you overcome exhaustion and keep your spirits up

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Crystal Platonic Solids and Sacred Geometry

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The Platonic Solids are named after Plato and were studied extensively by the ancient Greeks, although he was not the first to discover them. Plato associated the cube, octahedron, icosahedron, tetrahedron and dodecahedron with the elements, earth, wind, water, fire, and the cosmos, respectively. Crystal Platonic Solids can be used for meditation, healing, chakra work, grid work, and manifestation. In grid work, they can be used together, or separately, each as a center piece in its own crystal grid.

The tetrahedron has 4 triangular sides and symbolizes the element of fire. It is linked to the Solar Plexus chakra, the center for personal power and acceptance. The power of fire and the power present in the tetrahedron are beneficial for creating change.

Hexahedron (Cube)
The hexahedron has 6 square sides and represents the element of earth. Hexahedron is linked to the Root Chakra. Meditating with this shape assists in grounding energy, maintaining focus, removing tension and easing physical stress. It is a symbol of a solid foundation and stability, patience and consistency.

The Octahedron has 8 triangular sides and symbolizes the element of air. It is linked to the Heart Chakra, the center for love and compassion. Working with the Octahedron attunes us to the more spiritual nature our self and helps us understand our true nature, compassion, and healing.

The Dodecahedron has 12 pentagonal sides and is a symbol for the universe. The Dodecahedron is linked to the higher Brow and Crown Chakras. The Dodecahedroncan raise your vibration up to facilitate connection to your higher self, allowing us to go beyond our physical body and connect with our true nature.

The Icosahedron has 20 triangular sides and symbol for the element of water. It corresponds to the Sacral Chakra. Water is all about movement, flow, and change. The Icosahedron assists in enhancing creativity, removing emotional blockages, and stimulates freedom of expression and positive change.

Additional Sacred Geometry Symbols…
The Merkaba is a combination of two star tetrahedrons, one pointing up to the heavens, channeling energy down from the universe, and one pointing downwards, drawing energy up from the earth beneath us. The Merkaba is a divination tool used to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit and body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light and spirals of energy which transport the spirit from one dimension to another.

The Sphere is a figure that is complete in its entirety. All measurements are equal in a sphere. While the sphere is the simplest form in sacred geometry, it is also the container that can hold all of the other forms. It The earth, a seed, and an atom are all spheres. The Sphere emits equal energy in all directions and is used as a window to the past or future.



Sunstone Platonic Solid Set from earthegy

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Ten Rockin’ Ways to Use Crystals Outside Your Home

1. Have a garden or potted plants? Put moss agate crystals in the garden or pot to help them thrive or spray them with rose quartz water.
2. Keep hematite or smoky quartz at your front door for protection.
3. Having an outdoor party? Decorate with bowls of red calcite to keep the energy high.
4. To silence noisy neighbors bury a moonstone crystal near your property boundary on their side.
5. Are power lines going through your property? Use fluorite or lepidolite to reduce electromagnetic pollution.
6. Keep a jade crystal in your mailbox to attract money and opportunities into your life.
7. Bury agate stones along your property boundaries or driveway to protect you from intrusion.
8. Add an assortment of water friendly crystals to an outdoor fountain to foster tranquility and create a relaxing environment. Tigers eye, jasper, aventurine, jade, and sodalite are ideal.
9. Purify your outdoor water by hanging a quartz or shungite crystal under the water spout.
10. Hang crystals in your windows to catch the light, reduce negative energy, and improve the atmosphere.

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Top Tips for Using Smoky Quartz and History

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The History of Smoky Quartz…

In China during the 12th century smoky quartz was used to make sunglasses. Sunglass lenses were flat panes of smoky quartz that did not correct vision or protect from harmful UV rays, but did reduce glare. Chinese judges used smoky quartz sunglasses to hide their facial expressions while interrogating witnesses. Smoky quartz was also used in China to make snuff bottles.

Smoky quartz is the national gem of Scotland where it is also called cairngorm because it was found in the Cairngorm Mountains. The national scepter of Scotland contains a large smoky quartz crystal on top. It is commonly used in Scotland for jewelry, kilt pins, and knife handles.

In Central Europe smoky quartz is considered to be stone that imparts a protective influence and crucifixes are often made from it. Soldiers would carry the stone into battle for protection. It was said to warn fighting soldiers of danger by turning darker.

Ancient Romans and Sumerians also used smoky quartz to make seals.


Top Tips for Using Smoky Quartz

1. In feng shui smoky quartz should be placed close to the front door for protection.
2. For grounding combine hematite, black tourmaline & smoky quartz.
3. Hang a smoky quartz amulet in the bedroom to repel evil.
4. Placed on a bedside table, smoky quartz can help cure insomnia.
5. Wear smoky quartz jewelry to regulate blood pressure and balance the metabolism.
6. Combine smoky quartz and moonstone to alleviate PMS and stimulate the reproductive system.
7. Meditate with smoky quartz when you are depressed to alleviate your depression.
8. Bury smoky quartz stones are the boundaries of your yard to block geopathic stress on your property.
9. Combine smoky quartz with garnet or ruby to increase passion and help you accept your body.
10. Keep smoky quartz on your work desk to dispel negativity, relieve stress, and soak up electromagnetic radiation.
11. To alleviate back pain, place a smoky quartz stone on the painful area for 15 minutes.
12. Smoky quartz should be cleansed under running water and recharged by placing on a clear quartz cluster overnight.

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Top 10 Tips for Using Carnelian Crystals

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Top 10 Tips for Using Carnelian Crystals

1. To enhance romantic relationships, place carnelian in the relationship corner of your home, the far back right-hand corner.

2. Carnelian can be used to relieve pain and blockages. Place a carnelian stone over the source of your pain for 15 minutes until your discomfort is relieved.

3. Boost your energy to exercise more by wearing carnelian.

4. Keep a bowl of carnelian, tigers eye, and citrine next to your front door to attract wealth and prosperity.

5. Carnelian’s energy cleanses other crystals. Place a tumbled piece into a pouch with your other stones.

6. For increased motivation at work and business success, keep carnelian in your pocket.

7. To stimulate the digestive and reproductive systems hold carnelian over your sacral chakra.

8. To alleviate apathy and increase confidence, wear carnelian in direct contact with your skin.

9. Wear a carnelian necklace to banish jealousy and inspire courage.

10. Carnelian should be cleansed under running water once a month and recharged in the sun.

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9 Crystals for Weight Loss…

1. Detox with Iolite…
Iolite removes toxins from the body and reduces fatty deposits

2.  Boost Metabolism with Sodalite, Sunstone, and Tigers Eye…
Sodalite cleanses the organs, boosts the immune system, and strengths the metabolism.   Sunstone is an energy and metabolism booster that increases your personal power and will, as well as life force energy.  Tigers Eye increase motivation and speeds metabolism.

3.  Reduce your Appetite with Apatite, Blue Lace Agate, and Amethyst…
Apatite increases the willpower associated with resisting those foods that can lead to weight gain.  Blue Lace Agate is your Just say NOOO crystal for binge and boredom eating.  Amethyst helps reduce addictive cravings and bloating, and is useful for removing toxins and purifying your body.
4.  Pull it all together with Clear Quartz and Rose Quartz…
Clear quartz magnifies the energy in the other stones and helps them work in unison.  Rose Quartz helps us with emotional detox, self-esteem, and self love. If we haven’t reached a weight loss goal in record time it’s okay because with rose quartz we learn to love our body anyway.
Extra tips:
~Keep a bowl full of crystals right next to the fridge to help control binge eating.
~Keep your stones cleansed and full of energy with a sage smudge or by setting out in moonlight.
~Boost your energy to exercise more with carnelian and red jasper.
~Throw some citrine into the recipe to help manifest your weight loss desires.
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Clear Quartz, the Perfect Jewel…

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Clear Quartz, the Perfect Jewel…

Clear Quartz is also called Rock Crystal or Ice Crystal, from the Greek word “krystallos”, meaning “ice,” because crystal was believed to be water frozen so hard it could never thaw. Throughout history, clear quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria. Native American Indians, African tribes, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Romans, Scots and countless other cultures used clear quartz for healing, meditation, spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and magical enchantments.

The same properties of energy amplification, programming, and memory also make clear quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, and attracting love or prosperity. But with this power comes responsibility. To benefit from Rock Crystal’s blessings, one must feel in harmony with it and deserve its gifts. The legendary cities of Atlantis and Lemuria were believed to use clear quartz as a source of rejuvenation and for the complete development of their civilizations of incredible power and splendor. Its misuse is also believed to be the reason for their destruction.

Clear quartz is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones or to enhance groups of stones and is ideal for making crystal grids. In feng shui, clear Quartz crystal is the perfect energy disperser in any window. As a natural prism, they take light and energy from the sun and disperse it freely within the room.

Quartz honors Gaia, the Greek Earth Mother Goddess; Kundalini, the Hindu Life Force Goddess; Latona, the Roman Goddess of Light; Gendenwitha, the Morning Star Goddess of the Iroquois; and Ixcuiname, the Mayan Goddess of the Four Ages of Women.

In ancient Rome where Rock Crystal was believed to be ice solidified over the course of long years, ladies of luxury carried crystal balls in their hands for cooling purposes during summer weather.

Sir Isaac Newton discovered the color spectrum by refracting sunlight through a natural crystal. Reflecting the rainbow on his wall allowed him to measure the different lengths of the rays of the visible light spectrum.

The Japanese call clear quartz “tama,” meaning “the perfect jewel.” It is a symbol of purity, infinity, patience, and perseverance. The smaller Rock Crystals were believed to be the congealed breath of the White Dragon, while the larger and more brilliant ones were said to be the saliva of the Violet Dragon.

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The History and Spiritual Uses of Iolite

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The History and Spiritual Uses of Iolite

Iolite has a property known as pleochroism, meaning when it is viewed from different directions it displays different colors. A cube cut from iolite will look a violet blue from one side, clear from the other, and honey yellow from the top. This property led some people to call iolite “water sapphire.” Iolite was named after the Greek word “ios,” meaning violet, which is the primary color that is comes in.

The Vikings, including Leif Eriksson, used iolite to help navigate their ships. Once ships are no longer in view of the coast, courses were plotted by calculating the degree of the sun. Looking straight into the sun was not practical, so Viking sailors used iolite as polarizing filters for the first sunglasses to stare directly into the sun. Looking through an iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun and navigate safely to the new world and back.

Iolite is a shamanic stone reputed to stimulate visions as it is a very powerful aid for clearing the mind of thoughts and tuning the intuition. The positive energy helps guide you during meditation and allow you to connect with your soul so you can get a better understanding of who you are and what your purpose is in life on earth. Iolite enhances curiosity and helps in building relationships. Ancients believed that it could unlock creativity in an artist. Because iolite is pleochroic it resonates to both Archangel’s Michael and Gabrielle, the Archangel of vision and prophecy.

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The History, Legends, and Mythology of Malachite

~In ancient Rome malachite was referred to as the “Peacock stone,” sacred to the Goddess Juno, whose sacred bird was the peacock. Juno was enchanted by the eye-like patterns in Malachite that resembled the pattern in her sacred peacocks feathers.

~The Book of the Dead indicates that the Egyptians believed that the goddess of the sky drops stars on the earth in the form of green stones.

~Egyptians obtained their Malachite specimens from the Sinai peninsula. Headdresses of pharaohs were lined with Malachite to raise the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level, opening him up to wise counsel. In Egyptian mythology the hippo goddess Taweret wears a necklace of many beads including malachite to promote fertility.

~In Ancient Greece amulets for children were made of malachite. Malachite stones were attached to an infant’s cradle to keep evil spirits at bay.

~In the Middle Ages Italians wore malachite to protect them from the evil eye and to cure various stomach ailments.

~Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments, paneling, and inlay work in their castles. According to Russian legend, anyone who drinks for a chalice made of Malachite will have the eternal power to understand the language of animals.

~Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow as far as 3000 BC.

~In Germany malachite shares the same reputation as turquoise in protecting the wearer from falling. It has also been said to warn of coming danger by breaking into pieces.

~Malachite has been called”The Magic Stone” for it is said to bring good luck, safe travel, and protection. It is also believed to bring good health, success, and constancy of affection. Also called a salesperson’s stone, placing malachite in the corners of a business or in the cash register is said to attract business.

~In the Middle ages, malachite was worn to protect from black magic and sorcery.

~To dream of malachite signifies major changes in your life for the better.

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Celestite, the Stone from the Seven Sisters Stars

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Pleiades, The Seven Sisters

Pleiades, The Seven Sisters

According to Greek mythology celestite comes from a cluster of stars known as Pleiades, or The Seven Sisters, and this is a reason it possesses qualities of the heavens and angels.

The Pleiades were seven sisters… Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno, and Merope. Their parents were Atlas, a Titan who held up the sky, and the Pleione, the protectress of sailing. After a chance meeting with the hunter Orion, the Pleiades became the object of his pursuit. Enamoured with the young virgins he pursued them over the face of the Earth. In pity for their plight, Zeus changed the sisters into a flock of doves, which he set in the heavens. There these seven sisters formed the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Only six stars are distinctly visible to the naked eye. Merope, one of the sisters, deserted her sisters in shame after having taken a mortal husband.

According to another myth celestite was created originally by the music of angels singing in celestial choirs. Celestite is thought to help access the angelic realms through communication with the stone. It is also said that the stone can tell stories and share knowledge or angelic realms to those who listen and communicate though it.

Celestite, also known as Celestine, is best recognized as a sky blue colored crystal often found in clusters. The name Celestite is derived from the Latin word “caelestis” which means celestial” or “heavenly.” The ideal placement for celestite is in the bedroom or your meditation space. Place a piece of celestite next to your bed and it will help you remember dreams and other astral experiences more vividly. Celestite is also said to help those who fear heights. It can help you find your spirit guide and develop the gift of prophecy, clairvoyance and psychic abilities. Celestite can be used to help a rescued animal trust humans again or help an injured animal to recover its strength.

Angelite is a variation of celestite that has been compressed in the earth for millions of years.

Celestite Cluster from earthegy

Celestite Cluster from earthegy

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Gemstone Pyramids from earthegy



Sacred Geometry Meets Ancient Stones… Crystal Pyramids

The word pyramid is composed of the Greek word “pyra,” meaning fire, light, or visible and the Greek word “midos” meaning measures. “Pyramid” immediately brings to mind the three great Egyptian pyramids at Giza. The Great Pyramid of Giza has been called the center of measurement and enlightenment for centuries. In ancient Egypt pyramids symbolized the rise of earth from the primeval, with its strong solid base that rose to a single point. The lines and triangles invoke the sun’s rays coming to earth. The pyramid represented the meeting of two worlds, the worlds of the living and the dead. The Pyramids at Giza are the only one of the 7 wonders of the world and the oldest that has withstood the true test of time and the ravages of Mother Nature.

Ancient pyramids are not just found in Egypt. There are Mesoamerican pyramids, Chinese tomb pyramids, South American step pyramids, Mesopotamian ziggurats, North American mound pyramids, and even Roman ceremonial pyramids. These ancient structures have popped up across the globe right through the centuries in cultures who often have no connection to each another. Pyramids represent ancient technology that has inspired people of all cultures and ages. Ancient pyramids are found in Egypt, Iran, Peru, Mexico, China, Polynesia, Guatemala, India, Cambodia, Greece, France, Italy, and even the United States.

Pyramids had several functions. They were used as burial sites, landmarks, feeding stations, bomb shelters, and ceremonial sites; and there is evidence that many of them served several functions simultaneously. But most importantly, the pyramids, platforms and mounds around the world were places where the gods and mankind came together.

On this planet and throughout the cosmos, the pyramid is utilized to represent a great unity of consciousness. It is the structure of perfection that gathers energy from earth and sends it outward.

In Feng Shui the shape of the pyramid is believed to convert negative energy into positive focused energy. Negative energies are absorbed into the base of the pyramid. Energy that has been absorbed by the pyramid is then transformed into positive energy and released through the top point of the pyramid.

Gemstone Pyramids amplify and then tightly focus energy through the apex and enhance the inherent properties of the stone. The triangular sides of pyramids represent the mind, body, and soul while the four faces represent the four elements of nature, air, water, fire, and earth. Pyramids help you focus and attain your goals. The sacred geometry of the pyramid directs the energy of the gemstone or crystal through the apex, transforming negative energy into positive energy.
Whether you are using a crystal pyramid for meditation, reiki, massage, acupuncture, healing, or charging other gemstones, they are an effective tool to have in your crystal collection.


11 Ways to Use Crystals in the Bathroom

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Himalayan Salt Crystals from earthegy

Himalayan Salt Crystals from earthegy



11 Ways to Use Crystals in the Bathroom

Crystals can be used in bath water or placed around the edge of the bath tub to wash away the stress and strain of the day, release any negative emotions, refresh us, soothe us, and revitalize our energy. Water is a great conductor of energy and the healing powers of the crystal will be directed to where it is intended. Whether you place one stone in your bath or experiment with different combinations, gemstones are an inexpensive way to make that hot winter bath more of a spa experience in your own home.

1. Jade: Soak your feet in warm water with a jade stone to restore energy and energize the nervous system.

2. Citrine: Steam and condensation in the bathroom can make the atmosphere heavy and oppressive. Place citrine on a shelf or windowsill in the bathroom to brighten the ambiance and keep the atmosphere light.

3. Aquamarine: Keep aquamarine on the side of the bathtub to create a calming environment and reduce stress.

4. Rose Quartz: Bathe with rose quartz in the tub to relieve the stress of a traumatic day.

5. Amethyst: For restful sleep, take a hot bath with an amethyst stone before going to bed.

6. Himalayan Salt: Use Himalayan Salt in place of typical bath salts for nourishing and replenishing the skin. (Himalayan salt will dissolve in water)

7. Clear Quartz: Place clear quartz in your water tank or attach them to pipes to soften hard water.

8. Tree Agate: Live plants in your bathroom will stay healthier with a tree agate gemstone plopped in their pot.

9. Moonstone: Moonstone placed in a bowl in the bathroom will have a serene, calming effect on the atmosphere.

10. Petrified Wood: Petrified Wood placed in the bathroom will help balance the elements.

11. Aventurine:  Aventurine placed in the tub is useful for soothing and all around healing.


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The History of Jade Gemstones

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The History of Jade Gemstones

The history of jade is as long as the Chinese civilization, and jade is the crown jewel of China. Archaeologists have found jade objects from the early Neolithic period, about 5000 BC. The Chinese people referred to jade as “vu,” meaning “royal gem.” To the Chinese, jade is also the embodiment of the Confucian virtues of courage, wisdom, modesty, justice and compassion. The polish and brilliance of jade stone is considered by the Chinese to be representative of purity, while its compactness and hardness reflect intelligence.

Jade was first found in the rivers of Chinese Turkestan, the Black Jade River and White Jade River. Women would gather jade from the rivers since it was believed that man would have a much harder time doing it. The reason was that women were a Yin force, and thus fared many betters in attracting jade, which was a Yang force. The women would wade in the rivers searching for jade, naked to enhance their Yin. This caused most mining to be done at night.

In ancient China when people “joined their ancestors,” all the orifices of their bodies were stopped with jade for purity. Jade was believed to have preservative and protective qualities that would prevent deterioration. During the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the bodies of emperors and wealthy aristocrats were encased in jade burial suits. Burial suits were believed to be an armor for immortality.

Legends claim that when the Mongols invaded China, the dragons wept for the Chinese people. When their tears reached the earth, they changed to jade.

Many Chinese believe that a jade stone becomes a part of the life of its owner. Jade is said to change colors depending on the aura of its possessor. When he or she is down or depressed the jade becomes a darker shade. If fortune is good, the stone will be of a lighter tint. It is also believed that when a jade piece cracks or breaks, it has shielded its owner from evil and harm.

Today jade is considered a stone of health, abundance, protection, and longevity. Jade heals the body and spirit, gives confidence, and increases tolerance.

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Top 10 Gemstones for New Years Resolutions

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Top 10 Gemstones for New Years Resolutions

To keep on track with a diet: Apatite
To give up smoking or drinking: Amethyst
To attract a soul mate: Rhodochrosite
To attract wealth: Aventurine
To attract luck: Tigers Eye
To keep focused: Onyx
To stay healthy: Malachite
To increase passion: Garnet
To increase vitality and zest for life: Sunstone
To increase spiritual development: Iolite



Spiritual Properties of Opalite

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Opalite Gemstones from earthegy

Opalite Gemstones from earthegy



Spiritual Properties of Opalite…

Opalite, also known as Tiffany Stone, Opalized Glass, Sea Opal, or The Stone of Eternity, is a man-made glass resin composed primarily of the mineral dolomite fused with metal. It is an excellent healing gemstone, also associated with business success. When placed over the crown chakra it is said to induce visions and enhance psychic powers, intuition, and insight. It improves communication, clairvoyance, and removing energy blockages. Opalite brings peace and is a beneficial stone to keep in areas where serenity is needed.

Opalite is not just a calming stone, but also an energizing one. Opalite stimulates sexual prowess and boosts the libido.

Known as a merchant stone useful for success in business, opalite helps manifest material wealth and affluence.

Physically, opalite is believed to stabilize mood swings, reduce fatigue, and purify the blood and kidneys.

Hematite Stones from earthegy

Hematite Stones from earthegy

The Difference Between Hematite, Hematine, and Lodestone

Hematite (Fe2O3) is the mineral form of iron oxide. All natural, even found on Mars.

Hematine, (Ba,SrFe12O19) also called “magnetic hematite, hemalyke or hemalike,” is man-made. Although it is claimed by many that it is made from ground hematite or iron oxide mixed with a resin, analysis has demonstrated it to be an entirely artificial compound, a barium-strontium ferrite. In other words, hematine is not a natural stone. You will not find it at earthegy.

Magnetite, (Fe3O4) also known as lodestone, is a mineral form of iron oxide, similar to hematite, that is naturally magnetic and slightly lower on the hardness scale. Magnetic iron oxides are often used in magnetic storage, for example hard disks, floppy disks and cassette tapes. Lodestone is one of only two minerals that is found naturally magnetized; the other, pyrrhotite, is only weakly magnetic. The name “magnet” may come from lodestones found in Magnesia. It was used for the first magnetic compasses.

The conclusion…if you’re wearing “hematite” jewelry and you can hang a paper clip off it, you’ve gotten the knock off.


Feng Shui Tips for Your Front Door

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Feng Shui Tips for Your Front Door

~Paint it red! Red represents fire and abundance.

~Keep it unobstructed, giving opportunities a way to find you.

~Add a water element for wealth and abundance.

~Use it! Opportunities come through the front door, not the back or side door.

~Place wealth attracting stones next to your front door. Carnelian, tigers eye, and citrine work well together.

~Your other exterior doors should be different colors so they don’t upstage the front door.

The colors of the door should reflect the compass direction it faces according to the Five Elements and/or be in balance with the elemental properties of the energies of the sector where the door is located.

South (Fire) = Reds, pink, burgundy.
Southwest (Earth) = Yellows, beige or browns.
West (Metal) = White, silver, copper or gold.
Northwest (Metal) = White, silver, copper or gold.
North (Water) = Blacks, grey or blues.
Northeast (Earth) = Yellows, beige or browns.
East (Wood) = Greens.
Southeast (Wood) = Greens.



earthegy Turns 3! Secrets Revealed…

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That's me...Chrisy Bossie

That’s me…Chrisy Bossie


Today is the day. earthegy turns 3!  Three years of learning, laughing, limping occasionally, and loving all of you who helped make it happen.

Some of you know a lot about me and have been with me since the beginning. Some of you are new, just getting to know me.

Secrets are getting spilled today. I want you to know me, and believe me, I want to know each of you better.

There’s no big corporation, no giant warehouse, no call center taking orders 24 hours a day. Just me, some pliers, a big work table and a spiffy website. Please, come get to know me better.


earthegy Secrets…

~earthegy started as a fluke. I had a girlfriend that showed me her pouch of rocks over drinks one night and told me all about them. They were exquisite. I fell in love with rocks right then and there. My friend also wore them in her bra to keep them closer to her. She didn’t show me that part….

~Three years ago today I put my first bracelets up for sale on etsy. My first sale didn’t happen until a full two months later, in October…

~Which was just in time because a few days earlier I was laid off from my full time job as a controller, along with other upper management staff…

~Which made me cry for exactly 2 minutes…

~It took me two solid weeks of messing with word generators to come up with the name “earthegy.” It hit me as I was falling asleep one night in bed…

~My parents told me earthegy was a nice idea but it would probably take me two years to make a living from it. It’s taken three…

~I never thought I would be cut out for self- employment. I couldn’t imagine having the initiative to get up each morning and work for myself. Now I get up every day, work non-stop for a few hours in my pajamas, and have to tear myself away from my work table to put normal clothes on…

~I picked up accounting consulting jobs on the side to pay the bills…

~It wasn’t until April, 2011 that earthegy had its first profitable month…my net profit was $94.75. I immediately called my parents to share my joy…

~My house is only 950 square feet. earthegy has taken over my dining room, laundry area, and now it’s steadily seeped into my living room and kitchen. Zip lock bags are stashed in my coffee table/ottoman, and cases of bubble mailers are stacked under and on top of my piano…

~I measure my success by how often I go through a 150 foot roll of bubble wrap and I do the Happy Dance when I need to buy a new roll…

~Now I only do accounting work to barter for getting my hair done at a nice salon…

~My long term dreams include an addition to my house with a dedicated work space so I can reclaim the rest of my house … (ok, so it’s a big dream, but why the hell not?)

I would not have been able to do any of this without people that believed in me, including my family, friends, and all of you who shop and send me more customers. Your support and your referrals have helped me grow from “starving artist” to independent business owner…

I could never thank you enough. Ever.

-Chrisy Bossie

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The home of earthegy, Kents Store, Virginia

The home of earthegy, Kents Store, Virginia


9 Meanings of the Tree of Life

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Tree of Life Necklace by earthegy







9 Meanings of the Tree of Life…

The Tree of Life represents the interconnection between all life on our planet.  It unites heaven and earth and is honored as a universal symbol for healing, growth, the seasons of life, and the magical qualities of nature.  The symbol tree of life has been used as in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology.

~Ancient Egyptians considered the sycamore as a connection between life and death.

~In ancient Armenia, the Tree of Life was a religious symbol and was drawn on walls of fortresses and carved on the armor of warriors for protection.

~In Chinese mythology, the Tree of Life depicts a phoenix and a dragon. The dragon represents immortality.

~In the Bible the tree of life is described in the Book of Revelation as having curing properties.

~In Catholicism the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and original sin.

~Modern Rastafari consider cannabis to be the Tree of Life.

~The Mayan Tree of Life is a cross with its center being the point of “absolute beginning,” the source of all creation and its branches passing through each of the three layers of existence, the underworld, the earth, and the sky.

~To the Babylonians, the Tree of Life was a tree with magical fruit, which could only be picked by the gods.

~In Nordic cultures the Tree of Life is called Yggdrasil. It is an enormous ash tree where gods assemble daily. The tree provides magical knowledge. An eagle is on the top of the tree and a serpent is coiled around the roots of the tree. The eagle and the snake hate each other.


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How to Use a Gemstone Mala and Mala Jewelry

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Mala Necklace by earthegy



How to Use a Mala and Mala Jewelry

The mala is used in Buddhism and Hinduism and sometimes they are simply referred to as prayer beads. The Mala is designed to assist the wearer in keep track of the number of mantras he or she repeats. During the twentieth century malas also started becoming fashion statements.

Malas are mainly used to count mantras. The basic function of the mala is to allow one to think about the meaning of the mantra without having to also concentrate on counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. The mala is generally held in the left hand. One bead is counted for each recitation of the mantra, starting with the first bead next to the guru bead. The guru bead is the three holed bead that is the decorative focal piece. The first bead is held between the index finger and thumb, and with each count the thumb pulls another bead in place over the index finger. Recite one mantra, then move your thumb and forefinger to the next bead, recite the next mantra, then repeat. After completing a full circuit of the mala,the mala is flipped around 180 degrees and continues as before, in reverse order. One avoids passing over the guru bead, as doing so is symbolically like stepping over one’s teacher.

Mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. The material used to make the beads can vary according to the purpose of the mantras used. The mala is used to bring peace and contentment and holds the power that you put into it with your prayers and mantras.

Does this mean you have to chant stuff if you wear one? Heck no! Malas also make very fun, unique jewelry and will give you a conversation piece to wear. Because of the bead count the necklace are long and you can just slip them over your head or wrap them around your wrist for a layered bracelet. The mala bracelets could double as anklets (depending on your ankles size…may not work for everyone)

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Gemstone Mala Bracelet by earthegy


Spiritual Properties of Moonstone

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Spiritual Properties of Moonstone

Moonstone is the gemstone of goddesses, full of feminine mysteries. It is a stone that enhances intuition, helping women find their feminine power and helping men get in touch with their feminine side. Moonstone helps you sort through emotions and gain perspective.

Rainbow moonstone is a stone of vitality, life force, and joy. It promotes healthy optimism with its great light. It sustains you through dark times and helps you overcome obstacles and difficult people.



Tips for Using Moonstone

~You can silence noisy neighbors by placing a stone outside next to your neighbor’s boundary. Within a few days quiet and serenity should come.

~Moonstone can help dispel confrontation with its soothing and balancing energy. Place one on your desk at work to prevent office confrontations and reduce work stress.

~Holding a piece of moonstone near your pelvic region or wearing moonstone jewelry can relieve menstrual problems and PMS.

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Moonstone Crown Chakra Bracelet by earthegy


Spiritual Uses for Selenite

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Selenite from earthegy

What is Selenite?

Selenite is a form of gypsum and the name comes from the ancient Greek word for the moon.  It has a Mohs hardness of 2 and will disintegrate in water and can scratch easily, making it useless for jewelry making.  It is formed from ancient sea salt water that has evaporated.  5000 years ago it was used as a building plaster and it was used by Egyptians in building pyramids.  It is used in crop fields to aerate soil, plaster casts in the medical and dental industry, and as a polishing compound for plate glass windows. It is also used to promote yeast fermentation in beer making. Where ever you see stucco or mortar, there’s probably selenite present.  It is commonly found in the US, Mexico, Russia, Austria, Greece, Germany, Poland, France, and England.


Spiritual Uses for Selenite

Selenite may be physically fragile, but it’s healing properties are powerful. It is a wind element gemstone associated with the Crown chakra and Soul Star chakra above the head. Selenite instills peace and calming and is superb for meditation work and connecting with spirit guides and creating a telepathic link with animals.

Selenite wands are commonly used to align the spinal column and promote flexibility.

Used with other gemstones, selenite will clear out any negative energy and recharge your other stones. (The selenite bowls and charging stations are perfect for this!)

Rubbing a piece of selenite along its striations can help balance and stabilize your spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental body system.

Placed next to your bed or under your pillow, selenite can encourage vivid dreams.

Desert Rose selenite is particularly useful for strengthening positive affirmations.

Placing selenite in each corner of your house will form a protective grid from outside influences and encourage a calm, tranquil environment.

Orange selenite can help a woman recognize her femininity and supports the reproductive system by activating the sacral chakra.

Selenite should never be immersed in water, but it is a stone that thrives with sunshine and light.


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Moldavite History and Spiritual Properties

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What the heck is moldavite and where did it come from?

The question cannot be fully answered. Moldavite has some pretty mysterious origins and scientists have different theories about how it was formed. Moldavite has an extraterrestrial origin, formed when a giant meteorite hit the earth 14.8 million years ago in the Czech Republic. It is a member of a the tektite family, but tektites are a little easier to find.

Some scientists say moldavite was formed by earth rock melted by the heat of the meteorite crash. Others say moldavite has an extraterrestial origin, possibly from obsidian objected from a lunar volcano. A third theory contends that moldavite was formed when the meteor hit earth, the two combined and vaporized into a gas that went up into the atmosphere, and the combination of earth and meteorite cooled and became a liquid glass that rained down onto the impact area.

The only thing scientists agree on is that moldavite is associated with a meteoric collision that formed the Bohemian Plateau in Czech Republic. Moldavite is only found in Czech Republic, Germany, and Moldova and is unlikely to be discovered anywhere else in the world. Which means it will become extinct.

The richest moldavite fields, called “strewfields,” are in the towns of Chlum and Slavce. The moldavite you see at earthegy is all from the Chlum region and is imported straight from there. There are now only four moldavite mines left in full operation in Czech Republic and commercial moldavite mining is estimated to end in about ten years time.

About Moldavite Jewelry

Moldavite should never be cleansed in salt or it can scratch the surface. Instead, cleanse it with water,sunlight, moonlight, or by placing it on a quartz crystal. The best way to charge your moldavite is to leave it outside on the night of a meteor shower.

Natural moldavites often contains small bubbles, different color layers and surface dimples and craters and is never absolutely perfect.

Moldavite has been associated with the legendary Stone of the Holy Grail, an “emerald” said to have fallen from the sky, and a talisman for the healing of the earth.

Moldavite has an extremely high vibration that opens and clears blockages from all chakras, and sometimes needs to be grounded with another stone like hematite or smoky quartz. It can also be worn gradually until you become accustomed to its energy. It is the equivalent of a cosmic kick in the ass and can jump start your spiritual development.

Moldavite works with all chakras but its energy will center towards the heart chakra, crown chakra, and brow chakra.

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Spiritual Properties of Malachite

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Malachite Carvings at earthegy

Malachite Carvings at earthegy


Malachite is a superb healing stone, believed to be good for healing a person’s heart, soul, and body. It opens a person’s chakras, bringing clarity to them. Malachite attracts money, wealth, balance, and love.

In ancient Rome malachite was referred to as the ‘Peacock Stone’ and was linked to their goddess Juno, who protects against lightning, tornadoes, storms and earthquakes. Malachite is particularly useful for problems with the female reproductive system.

Malachite absorbs negative energy and pollutants and guards against radiation of all kinds. It should be cleansed by placing it on a quartz cluster in the sun. Never cleanse malachite in salt or it can be damaged.

Energy: Creativity, confidence, protection

Element: Fire

Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus

Source: Romania, Zambia, Russia, Middle East


10 Tips for Using Rose Quartz

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Rose Quartz Specimens from earthegy


10 Tips for Rose Quartz

1. Placed next to your computer, rose quartz can help prevent eye fatigue and headaches.

2. Rose quartz can be placed in every corner of your bedroom to improve the quality of sleep.

3. Rose quartz stimulates circulation and has a refreshing effect when worn.

4. Placed around the house, rose quartz can clear negative energy.

5. You can make a rose quartz essence by soaking a stone in mineral water and leaving it in the sun for several hours. Pour the liquid into a mister bottle and spray around your home to remove negativity.

6. Combine rose quartz with citrine and aventurine to attract wealth and success.

7. If you need to de-stress when you’re feeling fragile, take a warm bath with a rose quartz stone in your water.

8. To attract a soul mate, combine rose quartz and rhodochrosite.

9. To promote fidelity, keep a large rose quartz crystal next to your bed.

10. Cleanse your rose quartz stones under running water or among tumbled hematite stones and recharge them by setting them on an amethyst geode overnight.


Why and How to Cleanse your Crystals and Gemstones

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Why and How to Cleanse your Crystals and Gemstones

This week is all about cleansing your crystals. Why bother? Crystals take on energy from their surroundings and if you don’t cleanse them regularly the energy you feel may be the equivalent of wearing somebody else’s clothing. Which is a kind of yucky energy. You want your crystals attuned to you and working with you, not the postal carrier who delivered them, and not me who packed them in giant wads of bubble wrap and tape before shipping them out.

The info below is meant as a quick guide only. I cannot encompass every method out there or put disclaimers for every stone in existence, so do your homework first. If in doubt, moonlight is my personal favorite method of cleansing stones because it will never harm them and it’s easy. If something special is happening up in the sky, like a full moon, new moon, or eclipse, all the better.

7 Easy Ways to Cleanse your Crystals
Water – Water is a universal cleanser…ocean water, spring water, lake water, or any water filtered by nature. Place your stones in a clear glass container, immerse them, and put the bowl in the sunlight for a few hours or just hold them under running water. (Note: certain gemstones are sensitive to water including selenite, pyrite, lapis, malachite, and turquoise.)

Smudging – The smoke from sage, cedar, frankincense, myrrh, and sweetgrass all work. Just hold your stones in the smoke for a few moments. Placing your incense or herbs in an abalone shell while burning will improve the cleansing process. Alternatively, you can place your crystals in the abalone shell and pass the entire shell through the smoke.

White Sage Smudge Bundles from earthegy

Moonlight – One of the easier, safest ways to cleanse your crystals, just place your stones in the direct light of the moon. Some people also bury their crystals in the earth under the light of a full moon to take advantage of the magnetic force of the moon and earth. Doing this during a full moon or lunar event will be more effective.

Visualization – Find a quiet place to sit your your crystals and visualize a white light surrounding the crystal and removing any negative energy.

Sunlight – Place your crystals outside on a sunny day and allow them to soak up the sun’s energy.

Rice – Bury your crystals on a bed of brown rice overnight and the rice will absorb and transmute any negative energy.

Other Crystals – placing a stone on a quartz cluster or selenite or next to carnelian, citrine, or kyanite will cleanse it.


Spirit Animal Totem Meanings

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Spirit Animal Symbolism

Bear-Strength, solitude, focus
Cat-Magic and mystery, perception, agility
Dolphin-Communication, harmony, trust
Elephant-Strength, intelligence, loyalty
Horse-Friendship, freedom, power, stamina
Owl-Magic, wisdom
Raven-Introspection, courage, self- knowledge, magic
Wolf-Freedom of Spirit, discipline, loyalty
Scorpion-Passion, protection
Moose-Feminine Power

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How to Make a Gemstone Elixir

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Gemstone Vial Pendants by earthegy

Gemstone Vial Pendants by earthegy

About Gemstone Elixirs…

Gemstone elixirs offer a simple way to put your gemstones energy to work. A few ideas:

~Add a few drops of your elixir to your bath water.
~Re-energize your plants with a few drops.
~Anoint areas of your body for healing.
~Cleanse the energy in your house or your sacred objects

Please note, I am NOT promoting using elixirs for internal use because there are stones that can be toxic when ingested. Do your homework and research on the toxicity of gemstones before using them. There are thousands of different stones on our planet and I cannot possibly research the chemistry of all of them or I’d never had time to make any jewelry. If in doubt, err on the safe side.


Making an Gemstone Elixir…

~Use purified water, such as spring water or distilled water.
~Use only a glass container, avoid plastic.
~Cover your gemstones with water and allow to sit for a minimum of 2 hours in sunlight or moonlight to charge the water.
~Use the energized water immediately.
~Dry your stones and vial.
~Cleanse and recharge your stones.


This is actually one of the funnest things I do, but it’s incredibly time consuming.  Enjoy a photo tutorial showing how I turned two strips of brass into two etched patina butterfly bracelets.  The whole project takes about two days.

Step 1:

A butterfly design is stamped onto two brass blanks and I've used a Sharpie to give the bracelets a border and add some polka dots.

A butterfly design is stamped onto two brass blanks and I’ve used a Sharpie to give the bracelets a border and add some polka dots.

Step 2:

Masking tape is applied to the back of the bracelets so they can suspend into a vat of acid.  The acid will not eat through the tape.

Masking tape is applied to the back of the bracelets so they can suspend into a vat of acid. The acid will not eat through the tape.

Step 3:

Etching solution is poured over the suspended bracelets and  they're left to soak for about an hour.

Etching solution is poured over the suspended bracelets and they’re left to soak for about an hour.

Step 4:

This is all done on my front porch.  With gloves. I don't want the acid touching me.

This is all done on my front porch. With gloves. I don’t want the acid touching me.

Step 5:

After soaking in etching solution for an hour the blanks are soaked in a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid.  the acid eats away the metal parts that don't have an ink resist on them, so now my design is raised.

After soaking in etching solution for an hour the blanks are soaked in a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid. The acid eats away the metal parts that don’t have an ink resist on them, so now my design is raised.

Step 6:

To remove the remaining ink, the blanks are soaked in acetone in a glass pan.

To remove the remaining ink, the blanks are soaked in acetone in a glass pan.

Step 7:

Now you can see I have a three dimensional relief.

Now you can see I have a three dimensional relief.

Step 8:

Now the blanks are hammered into a shape for a cuff bracelet.  I use a rolling pin as a form because I'm too cheap to spend the money on a professional mandrel.  They're expensive.

Now the blanks are hammered into a shape for a cuff bracelet. I use a rolling pin as a form because I’m too cheap to spend the money on a professional mandrel. They’re expensive.

Step 9:

Now they're starting to look like bracelets but they're still ugly.

Now they’re starting to look like bracelets but they’re still ugly.

Step 10:

The cuffs go into my rock tumbler with stainless steel shot, a drop of dish soap, and water.  An hour or so of tumbling hardens the metal and removes any rough edges.

The cuffs go into my rock tumbler with stainless steel shot, a drop of dish soap, and water. An hour or so of tumbling hardens the metal and removes any rough edges.

Step 11:

Now I'm applying 3 colors of patina for the background color.  Smudging with fingers gives a better effect than a paint brush.

Now I’m applying 3 colors of patina for the background color. Smudging with fingers gives a better effect than a paint brush.

Step 12:

Once the background color has dried, I add color to the butterfly wings.  Still pretty ugly, huh?

Once the background color has dried, I add color to the butterfly wings. Still pretty ugly, huh?

Step 13:

After drying for a night, I use a sanding block on the bracelets.  The patina is removed from the raised parts of the bracelet giving my butterflies beautiful gold edged wings.

After drying for a night, I use a sanding block on the bracelets. The patina is removed from the raised parts of the bracelet giving my butterflies beautiful gold edged wings.  The top bracelet has been sanded, the bottom one has not.

Step 14:

Back into the tumbler the bracelets go to shine up the now exposed brass and polish them up again.

Back into the tumbler the bracelets go to shine up the now exposed brass and polish them up again.

Step 15:

After about a half hour of tumbling they're rinsed, drained, and dried.

After about a half hour of tumbling they’re rinsed, drained, and dried.

The result:

The finished bracelets, photographed and put up for sale.

The finished bracelets, photographed and put up for sale.

Tips for etching copper and brass:

~It’s messy.  Wear old clothes, do it outside, and don’t expect your manicure to survive.

~Your design options are only limited by what you can draw or stamp on your blanks.  I can’t draw squat, so I stick to rubber stamps.

~If you don’t ink off the borders of your pieces the edges will be rough and ugly.

~Etching solution can be saved and reused for the next batch.

~You can’t put etching solution in a metal container.  Get cheap plastic ones that will never be used for food again.

~Use coarse sanding blocks or you’ll be sanding the patina off for hours with little result.

~I use raw copper or brass.  I haven’t tried sterling yet because it’s so ridiculously expensive.


Chrisy Bossie

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Ask earthegy…

Laura asks:
“I suffer from depression and anxiety.. What would you recommend I have in my room to help me sleep, pick up my mood, and relax me and where I should place them?”
For sleep: Amethyst, rose quartz, or hematite. Amethyst can be placed under your pillow or on a bedside table. Rose quartz should be placed on the floor next to your bed. Wearing hematite around your neck at night can also help with relaxation. Just before you go to sleep or to help you relax any time, try holding amethyst on your forehead or rose quartz on your heart for a few minutes.

To elevate your mood: Sunstone and amber are the two I would recommend most. Both are stones associated with the sun, which can lift depression and help you rediscover the sunnier side of life. Sunstone is a stone of vitality and cheerfulness, more effective when worn in the sun. Amber is a more calming stone that can lift depression and absorb negative energy. Amber should be worn in direct contact with your skin, but shouldn’t be left out in the sun or it can become brittle.

For depression and anxiety: Tigers eye, turquoise, malachite, and rhodonite are all good stones, in addition to amber and sunstone. I suggest either wearing a piece, touching your skin, or keeping one with you all the time as a touch stone whenever the feelings start to hit you. Aquamarine is another good one to use as a touch stone, especially useful if you suffer from panic attacks.

Have a question?
Just send me an email at and I’ll see if I can help! ~Chrisy


Spiritual Properties of Agate

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All About Agate…
Agate is a gemstone associated with the water element and throat chakra used for calming, healing, confidence, and clarity.  Agates help decrease anxiety and depression and are considered strengthening and stabilizing stones.
~Agate is mined in the United States, India, Morocco, Brazil, Africa, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, and Nepal.
~The name “agate” come from the Achates River in Sicily (now known as Dirillo River) where agates were found in ancient times.  The gem was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek naturalist and philosopher.
~Agates are a form of chalcedony formed within layers of quartz
~The Sumerian may have been the first to use the stone for seals, beads, signet rings and other pieces of jewelry.
~Greeks used agate for protecting themselves from hazards of sea.
~Agates come in a huge variety, including crazy lace agate, dendritic agate, fire agate, moss agate, and Botswana agate
~Wear green agate to improve decision making and resolve disputes.
~Pink agate should be worn over the heart to strengthen the bond between parent and child.
~Botswana agate is superb for anyone connected with fire or smoke, and can benefit anyone wishing to quit smoking.
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Feng Shui and Carnelian Cures

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Carnelian gemstones from earthegy

Carnelian gemstones from earthegy


To enhance romantic relationships, place carnelian in the relationship corner of your home, the far back right-hand corner.


Carnelian is a high energy stone that can also be used to relieve pain and blockages. Place a carnelian stone over the source of your pain for 15 minutes until your discomfort is relieved then cleanse your stone well.


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Ancient Roman Glass History

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Although forms of glass were produced over 2000 years before the founding of Rome, it was the economic and industrial might of the Roman Empire that made glass popular and available throughout the known world.

With the discovery of glassblowing in Palestine around the first century BC glasswork quickly spread and less than 200 years later could be purchased in every corner of the Empire.

The combination of an abundance of source material – mainly sand – as well as being the crossroads of trade and commerce in the Mediterranean made Palestine ideally suited to become the industrial capital of glass making in the ancient world.

Quickly, the glass makers began to mix different materials into the glass to change the color from the distinctive “aqua” of untreated glass to mirror all the colors of the rainbow. For example, using Magnemium would create a brilliant purple color while adding lead and Antimony creates a lovely yellow. View a complete guide to Roman Glass colors.


Uses of Roman Glass

Initially glass was a luxury only available to very wealthy but as highly-skill glass blowers began to pour into Rome and production grew, glass objects became more affordable middle class families.

As the popularity of glass work grew and became accessible to the average citizen, it became indispensible in virtually every aspect of day-to-day Roman life.

• Goblets and urns for holding or drinking water and more adult beverages
• Basins and bowls used for washing
• Containers for storing perishable fruits and vegetables as well as vessels for dispensing oils and sauces
• Small vials for holding cosmetics, perfumes and ointments
• Glass jewelry for more affluent citizens (Yes, your Roman Glass Jewelry might actually be part of a 2000 year old piece of jewelry!)

In fact, glass became so abundant throughout the Empire that Trimalchio, a character in the famous Roman novel The Satyricon remarked that, even though they were more fragile, he would prefer glass vessels to gold ones because “These days, they are cheap.”

Within a few decades glass work began to move from the utilitarian to the artistic as glass-blowers experimented with more sophisticated techniques in order to produce glass objects in the shape of animals, trees and even people.
Roman Glass In The Modern World
Today most of the Roman Glass to be found in the world originates in Israel and Palestine; where the same sands that were used in the creation of the glass now help preserve it for centuries.

Whether unearthed by archeological digs or construction projects that turn up Roman ruins the glass quickly finds it’s way into the hands of collectors who sift, select and polish the artifacts into gleaming baubles.

These ancient treasures are then passed to modern-day artisans that turn them into beautiful necklaces, earrings and other jewelry so even thousands of years later we can enjoy on of man’s earliest and finest inventions.


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Spiritual Properties of Fluorite

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Fluorite Bracelets from earthegy

Fluorite Bracelets from earthegy

Fluorite is used for clarity, decision making, and healing.  It is a wind element gemstone associated with all chakras.  Fluorite is the organization stone.  It blocks negative energy and stress and reorganizes anything out of order, whether spiritual or physical. Fluorite is an excellent stone for combating computer and electromagnetic stress and is a superb healer for colds and viruses.

~Fluorite is mined in the United States, Britain, Australia, Germany, Norway, China, and Peru.
~Fluorite should be cleansed in warm water, then left to recharge in the sun or next to rock crystal.
~Fluorite was found in the ruins of Pompeii and is called the “home of rainbows.”
~Green fluorite is particularly useful for relieving travel sickness.
~Purple fluorite is useful for purifying negative energy and expanding your mental capabilities.
~For physical pain such as arthritis, place fluorite directly on the area.
~Like amethyst, ancient Romans believed that drinking from a glass made of fluorite prevented drunkenness.
~The word “fluorescent” comes from the word fluorite.
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Spiritual Properties of Bloodstone

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Bloodstone’s legendary red liquid-looking drops of color are thought to be the drops from Christ’s blood. Because of this, it is thought to have special powers. Bloodstone is a root chakra gemstone associated with strength, vitality, courage, and purification. It is associated with the earth element and can also be considered one of the alternative March birthstones. Bloodstone increases patience and creativity and reduces irritability. Physically, bloodstone is a healer of all sorts of blood and circulatory problems, including iron deficiencies, liver problems, slow metabolism, anemia, and leukemia.

~Bloodstone is mined in Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Russia, and India.

~Another name for bloodstone is Heliotrope, which is a Greek word meaning “sun turning.” The Greeks thought that a stone placed in a bucket of water would make the reflection of the sun red.

~Bloodstone is technically a green jasper with flecks of red throughout due to iron oxide in the stone.

~For a full night’s sleep, place bloodstone beside your bed at night.

~To prevent problems with childbirth, wear bloodstone on your arm or thigh.

~Placing a bloodstone gem on your desk will increase creativity and motivation.

~To relieve menstrual cramps, place bloodstone on your abdomen.

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Spiritual Properties of Opals

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Peruvian Pink Opal Gemstones from earthegy

Peruvian Pink Opal Gemstones from earthegy

Spiritual Properties of Opals
Opals are associated with purification, emotional healing, calming, and protection. They are mined in Australia, Mexico, Peru, South America, Canada, United States, Honduras, and Slovakia. Opal is associated with love, passion, and eroticism, known for intensifying emotions and releasing inhibitions. It is a protective stone, useful for entering dangerous situations. It brings loyalty, faithfulness, and spontaneity into romantic relationships. Opal gemstones strengthen the will to live, and have extensive healing powers. They are excellent for infections, childbirth, vision, and the blood.

~Boulder opal is found in Australia where precious opal forms in patches and veins within brown ironstone boulders.

~A doublet opal is not a solid opal. Doublets are made of thin slices of fine quality opal (generally light opal) glued to a backing piece of black potch, glass or Queensland ironstone, thus resembling natural black opal or Queensland boulder opal.

~Peruvian opals are found only in the Andes mountains of Peru. Peruvian opals are considered a gift from Pachamama, the ancient Inca goddess of fertility and Mother Earth. Unlike the better known opals with a display of shimmering color, Peruvian opals are usually solid Caribbean blue or ballerina slipper pink. Depending on the cut of the opal, Peruvian opals can be scenic with variations in color, or uniform in color.

~Owyhee opals are mined along the Owyhee River that runs through Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon.

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Spiritual Properties of Tigers Eye

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Tigers eye is associated with fire and earth elements and is a root chakra gemstone. It’s energy is useful for balance, vitality, strength and protection. Tigers eye helps balance your yin and yang, alleviates depression, helps resolve inner conflict, and heals low self-esteem issues. Physically, tigers eye aids in night vision, healing broken bones and throat problems. The rarer blue tigers eye is a calming stone that relieves anxiety and helps overcome phobias. Oddly enough, blue tigers eye decreases an overactive sex drive, and red tigers eye increases your sex drive. (I don’t suggest both in the bedroom or you might end up a hot mess! But if you do…send me the details because I’m kind of curious…)

~Tigers eye is mined in the US, Mexico, India, Australia, and South Africa.

~Tiger Iron is a stone that includes tigers eye, hematite, and red jasper.

~If you have bronchial problems, wear a tigers eye necklace for relief.

~Tigers eye was used in ancient Egypt 3000 BC as eyes in the statues of various gods.

~Roman soldiers carried tigers eye into battle to give them courage.

~The Japanese associate tigers eye with longevity because the tiger was supposed to live for a thousand years.

~Indians believe tigers eye attracts wealth and prevents the wearer from losing money.

~Tigers eye is a divination crystal useful for discovering information about past and future lives.

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Spiritual Properties of Jasper Gemstones

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Jasper is a March birthstone associated with the earth element. It is a stone of strength, vitality, and connection with nature. Jasper protects against negativity, provides balance, tranquility, and wholeness. Physically, jasper prolongs romantic pleasure and supports and re-energizes the body during prolonged illness. Jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress.

~In the 4th century jasper was used to bring rain.

~Jasper aligns all the chakras and balances yin yang energies.

~The name Jasper means “spotted or speckled stone”, and is derived from the French word jaspre.

~The odem, the first stone on the High Priest’s breastplate, was a red jasper, and the tarshish, the tenth stone, may have been a yellow jasper.

~Green jasper was used to make bow drills in Mehrgarh (part of Pakistan) between 4th and 5th millennium BC.

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Spiritual Properties of Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis is a gemstone associated with the wind element and brow chakra. It’s a stone of vision, communication, and royal virtues. Lapis possesses enormous serenity and releases barriers and blocks. Lapis helps one find self knowledge and a higher purpose.

~Buddhists believe lapis brings inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts.

~In Europe lapis was used as an antidote to snakebites.

~Lapis is a stone of royalty and spirituality, and was used in the sarcophagus of King Tut.

~Lapis is said to aid vision and was ground up and used by Cleopatra as eye shadow.

~Lapis is mined in Russia, Afghanistan, Chili, Italy, United States, Egypt

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Mystic Knot: The Mystic Knot is an endless knot that symbolizes never ending love and luck.

Yin Yang: The Yin Yang symbol increases and balances your energy and is good for those seeking a life long partner.

Double Happiness: The Double Happiness symbol increases the potential for a happy and meaningful life and marital luck.

Fire: The Fire symbol represents success and recognition and is said to bring fame or the kind of success that can burn eternally.

Wu-Lou (The Gourd): The Wu Lou is a symbol of longevity and good fortune. It is a good protection symbol for someone continuously on the move or experiencing severe health problems.

The Wheel: The Wheel is the symbol of wisdom and knowledge. It is one of the most positive symbols of the mind and useful for overcoming ignorance and anger.

Water: The Water symbol represents good finance and can bring the wearer enormous fortune.

The Bird: The Bird is a symbol of new opportunities, good news, and protection from accidents.

Bamboo: Bamboo is the feng shui symbol for good health and longevity.

Butterfly: The Butterfly represents social life and young lovers and is useful for those seeking out new friends.

Conch Shell: The Conch Shell is a symbol for prosperous voyages and offers protection during travel.

Mandarin Ducks: Mandarin Ducks are said to energize the love life of the wearer.

Two Fish: The feng shui Two Fish symbol represents wealth,harmony, joy, and protection. It is thought to give protection to the entire family.

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10 Gemstones for Anxiety

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Top Ten Gemstones for Anxiety

  1. To reduce a headache and let go of stress, place an amethyst stone on your head or neck where there is pain for 5-10 minutes.
  2. To relieve PMS or cramps,  hold a piece of moonstone next to your pelvis for 10 minutes.  Repeat each day for a week.
  3. To calm anger, carry an agate gemstone with you at all times.  When you feel yourself getting angry hold it in your hand and breathe deeply.  
  4. To boost self confidence place a chrysocolla stone on your throat and visualize yourself as a happy, positive person.  Repeat daily until you’re ready to put your Wonder Woman boots on.
  5. To manifest a positive future, sit in a quiet room holding a piece of labradorite.  Breathe deeply and visualize your dreams, allowing the wisdom and strength of labradorite to increase your imagination. 
  6. To calm driver aggression place a piece of blue lace agate on your dashboard.
  7. To soothe nerves and tension, place a piece of turquoise on your solar plexus chakra in your upper abdomen and breathe deeply until you feel calm again.
  8. To relieve depression, place a chalcedony stone on your forehead while holding it in your hand. 
  9. To find more coping strength, place yellow jasper on your upper abdomen in the solar plexus chakra area to attract energy and stamina.
  10. To relieve lovesickness, place rose quartz next to your bed while sleeping.

Properties of Amazonite

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All About Amazonite…

The legendary female warriors of Brazil, the Amazons, wore amulets of amazonite and gave them as gifts to visiting men.  (That’s so backwards!) 
Amazonite is mined in Colorado, Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Russia, Namibia, Canada, Austria, and Zimbabwe.
Amazonite’s color is never artificially enhanced.  
Amazonite is a water element gemstone associated with the heart charka, and an alternative December birthstone.
Amazonite emits the energy of confidence, truth, communication, and harmony.
Physically, amazonite has been used to treat heart trouble, depression, anxiety, metabolic disorders, headaches, mood swings, and grief.  Placed under your pillow at night amazonite promotes restful sleep.
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10 Gemstones for Success

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10 Gemstones for Success
1.   Black Onyx
2.   Carnelian
3.   Tigers Eye
4.   Topaz
5.   Citrine
6.   Fluorite
7.   Peridot
8.   Green garnet
9.   Aventurine
10.  Lapis

Fear Not the First Kiss…

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“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Nope, it wasn’t.  Not even close.  It was a hot summer night and I was dumb enough to wear a sweater.

“He was tall, dark, and handsome…”

Ummmm, no.  More like a short, chubby, Jewish guy.

“The earth moved beneath me…”

Wish I could say so, but no, that didn’t happen either.

It was around 7th or 8th grade.  We had just moved to Connecticut and I was learning the ropes in my new middle school social circle.  Meaning, I had to have alligator shirts and topsiders if I wanted to fit in with the “in” crowd.  Not to mention Dean’s sweaters and angora, which I was horrendously allergic too.  Connecticut in the late 70’s was preppyville and I was the new girl in town.  I had my work cut out for me.

Despite my fashion faux pas I managed to make a few friends.  A school dance was coming up and my new posse of preppy girlfriends wanted to fix me up with a boy.  His name was Mark* and he went to a private school so I had no idea who he was.  That really didn’t matter back then.  If you have no other prospects with boys (which I didn’t) you take what your girlfriends throw your way and thank your lucky stars that they’re willing to send you their cast offs.

Alas, the night of the dance arrived.  I was in my new topsiders and my prettiest, fluffiest pink angora sweater.  My sweater was super tight and slutty looking, which was fine by me.  I could barely breath in it, but that was partially due to the fact that the angora hair was getting in my eyes and nostrils making me sneeze.  No matter.   Fashion has always been a painful experience for women and we just learn to live with it.

The dance was held at the school gym, complete with bleachers on the sidelines.  I was promptly introduced to Mark and abandoned by my girlfriends while they went off to make out with their taller, hotter dates.  I may as well have been left in a mine field.  I had no idea what to say to a boy, much less do with him.

Mark, thankfully, had a clue.  He promptly asked me if I wanted to go out.  Oh. My.  God.  He asked me out.  Now in the late 70’s in Connecticut when a guy asks you out that doesn’t mean he’s actually going to take you “out” anywhere.  It’s secret code for “do you want to go steady” or “will you be my girlfriend.”  I knew that code phrase.  And I promptly said yes (it wasn’t like anyone else was asking, so why not?)  So now I’m in the gymnasium sitting on the bleachers with my new boyfriend.  The fact that I had no idea what his last name was made absolutely no difference.  I was “going out” with someone.  My social status just went up at least 3 notches.

And then he did it.  He tried to kiss me.  I’m not talking peck on the cheek.  He was on a mission to give me my first French kiss.  A terrifying thought for me, because I knew what is actually supposed to happen with our mouths, but couldn’t imagine actually doing it.

But I’ve left out an important piece of information…

I had braces.  Full fledged 70’s metal mouth ugly braces.  And so did Mark.

Me. Braces. Enough said.

Before I knew what had happened we were locked together.  Not in a Harlequin romance knee knocking lover’s kiss, but a full fledged welded wire lip lock.  We were stuck.  I was trapped.  I couldn’t get loose if I tried and I was losing air.  “Just breathe through your nostrils,” I kept telling myself, but air was having a hard time getting through all that angora hair stuck in my nose.

I was going to die.  There was no way around it, my first kiss was going to kill me.

Somehow I broke free and survived.  The dance ended and I had survived my first kiss.  I “went out” with Mark all summer.  Which means we were “going out” and he was my boyfriend, but I never actually saw him again until the fall.  He politely asked me then if I wanted to break up.  I agreed, and we never saw each other again.  Years later I actually found out his last name.

*=last name withheld to protect the guilty and hinder any potential lawsuits in the future.

On the bright side, I stuck with it, swore off angora, and got better with practice.  Now the men look scared and children run…

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The Powers of Moonstone

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Moonstone is the gemstone of goddesses, full of feminine mysteries.  It is a stone that enhances intuition, helping women find their feminine power and helping men get in touch with their feminine side.  Moonstone helps you sort through emotions and gain perspective.

Rainbow moonstone is a stone of vitality, life force, and joy.  It promotes healthy optimism with its great light.  It sustains you through dark times and helps you overcome obstacles and difficult people.

Tips for Using Moonstone
You can silence noisy neighbors by placing a stone outside next to your neighbor’s boundary.    Within a few days quiet and serenity should come.

Moonstone can help dispel confrontation with its soothing and balancing energy.  Place one on your desk at work to prevent office confrontations and reduce work stress.

Holding a piece of moonstone near your pelvic region or wearing moonstone jewelry can relieve menstrual problems and PMS.

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Spiritual Symbolism of the Turtle

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Gold Turtle Bracelet by earthegy

Due to their long lifespan turtles are a symbol of longevity and stability in many cultures. The turtle is a feng shui water element, and the tiger, phoenix, and dragon represent the other three elements.

In Hindu mythology the world is thought to rest on the backs of four elephants who stand on the shell of a turtle.

In Japan the tortoise symbolizes longevity, good luck, and support.

Indians of North America used combs made of tortoise shell to signify the margin between life and death. According to their beliefs, the turtle has the power to bestow good health.

The turtle as an animal totem symbolizes protection, long life, stability, strength, and patience.


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How I Found My Girl Power

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I was a spoiled child. I fully admit it. As the youngest of two, my sister got to experience all the new stuff in life first just by the sheer fact that she was older. This obviously made things a lot easier for me which I didn’t mind a bit.  If she didn’t die trying something new the first time, like making it through that first real hair cut, riding a bike, or going off to college, then it must be safe for me. I liked that feeling.

Fast forward 20 years, and I’m newly divorced and have just purchased my own house. I moved in without so much as a hammer for tools, and suddenly had to figure things out for myself…things like broken toilets. I had several choices. I could cry. I could call a repair guy and wait for days for a response. I could call my Dad, but he was hours away. Or I could get my act together, figure it out, and get my stuff fixed myself.

I did what any woman would do. I bawled my eyes out. Then I called my parents and bawled again in a sympathy plea. Then when my Dad didn’t magically drive 200 miles immediately to fix my toilet, I tried to figure it out for myself.

Now I’m a girly girl, believe me. I like my high heels, my lipstick, and my manis and pedis. But I also have zero interest in using my yard as an outdoor bathroom, and I really wanted my toilet fixed. So I drove on down to the local bookstore and tried to find instructions. I was flopped down on the floor in the home improvement section, books spread around me, and another girl came into the aisle. She was young and cute and blonde, and she immediately started looking for books on setting tile. And then she spoke…

She said, very quietly under her breath, “Hell, if a man can do it, I can do it.”

I’ll never forget those words. And the next day I figured out all by myself how to fix my toilet. Mission accomplished.

Flash forward another few years, and I’m meeting a date for dinner. He’s gorgeous, intelligent, and marriage material as far as I’m concerned. I drove 40 miles to meet him, drinking water in my car the whole trip, so of course I had to pee as soon as I met him.

The first thing he tells me is that his toilet was broken and he had a call in to get it fixed.

Seriously???  I was in my favorite leopard print heels and my little black dress, looking as cute and feminine as I could, but I really had to pee. I had two choices. I could pee and not flush, or I could stick my orange scented arm down the back of this toilet and fix it. Not flushing was not an option.  Any girl on a hot date knows that rule.  My arm was wet in two seconds flat, his toilet was fixed, and I walked proudly out of his bathroom, grinning ear to ear, and announced that I’d fixed it.

His jaw dropped. Then we had a lovely dinner and he never called me again.

I’m not about to claim that I enjoy fixing toilets. I would rather fetch a man cucumber sandwiches and a cold beer while watching him do it so I don’t mess up my manicure. But I absolutely relish in the fact that I CAN fix a toilet. It’s perhaps a silly sense of empowerment, but it’s what happens when you take the time to figure out the hard stuff. I have a system in place now for tackling challenges that seems to work well.

1. Get the crying and cussing out of your system. Go for it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. One of the privileges of being female is that we’re allowed to cry at the drop of a hat.

2. Walk away from the problem until you have the patience and time to tackle it. It may have taken me 3 days to figure out how to fix a toilet, but now I can do it in seconds in my best heels without ruining my manicure.

3. Once you’ve tackled your challenge, give yourself lots of kudos. I usually call my parents to brag too. Parents are great for cooing over their children’s accomplishments no matter what age.

I’ll be the first one to admit, challenges sometimes scare the hell out of me. I’m a wuss. But each one I overcome gives me a little more sense of power and confidence in myself. Each accomplishment makes it easier to tackle the next one.  My full set of basic tools I now own helps too ; )

~Chrisy Bossie

Properties of Labradorite

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Labradorite gemstones from earthegy

Labradorite is a gemstone useful for spiritual awakening and connecting your conscious and subconscious.  It is a stone of magic and intuition,  bringing calmness and harmony into your life. Labradorite helps you visualize your dreams and turn them into action.  Labradorite unblocks chakras, increases intuition, promotes courage, dispels insecurities and fear, and inspires imagination.

Physically, labradorite is used for balancing hormones, reducing blood pressure, balancing metabolism, and treating colds and vision problems.  It is also effective in healing bone problems and arthritis.

Labradorite is a wind element gemstone that works with all chakras.

Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


Energy Properties of Copper

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Copper and gemstone bracelets by earthegy

Copper is a metal that’s all about channeling energy.  It is the metal of the magician, crackling with electricity and fire,  a conduit between heaven and earth.  Copper is a strong energy conductor that enhances the energy of any stone with which it is used.

Copper is an earth element material that works with all chakras and its natural patina does not inhibit its energy powers.  Copper bracelets have long been used to treat arthritis and they work by opening energy blockages.

Physically, copper can strengthen the blood and circulatory system, strengthen the female reproductive system, and increase vitality in men.  Copper supports iron in the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin, and it helps the body heal after accident, injury, or surgery.


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Copper Cuff Bracelet by earthegy


Spiritual Properties of Chrysoprase

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Emeralds are the most commonly known May birthstone, but did you also know about Chrysoprase? Chrysoprase is an apple green form of chalcedony. It is mined in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Poland, and Tanzania.

Chrysoprase calms the tired, sick heart, creating internal harmony and content.  It instills emotional security and encourages you to be independent. Chrysoprase is a stone of cooperation that helps attract relationships based on mutual interest and sharing.

Shop all earthegy chrysoprase energy jewelry here…
Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


Rose Quartz and the Heart Chakra

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Polished rose quartz gemstones

Rose quartz is a heart chakra stone of infinite compassion and peace.  Wear rose quartz over your heart or place one under your pillow to enhance an existing relationship or rekindle love that is feeling stale.

Placed next to your computer rose quartz can prevent headaches and eye fatigue. Cleanse your rose quartz stones once a week under running water.
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Water Element Gemstones

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Water Element Stones:
Water elements are part of the universe’s circulatory system, shifting and moving energy through the tides and oceans, rivers, streams, springs, lakes, and ponds.  The water element carries nourishment to every part of the universe and removes waste.  It is a dynamic balancing force that helps correct imbalances in the earth’s energy field.
In the human body, the water element governs the circulatory system, lymphatic system, fluids of the body, and emotional body.
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Meet Josephine…my inspiration…

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Josephine in full bloom

You may not know it, but unfortunately not all my time is spent creating earthegy jewelry.  I’ve just suffered through a tedious day with hours spent trying to figure out how to submit my website products to shopping engines followed by cleaning up my March accounting and doing sales tax returns.  I was tired.  My brain was frozen, but I finally finished around 4 pm, got up from my table, and decide to take a walk around the yard to get some fresh air.  And then I saw Josephine…


Josephine is a rose bush I planted about two years ago next to my back patio. She’s “supposed” to be a climber and I was hoping she’d find her way up my pergola posts, but right now she’s just kind of …..sprawling….right into the driveway.

So much for climbing....

No matter.  She’s in full bloom and I had forgotten about how many colors she can produce.  Pink, peach, and soft pale yellow each flower unique and different.  I love Josephine.  She instantly brightened up my day and made me realize how wonderful it is to work from home.  She also has the additional talent of being able to survive my black thumb.  At my house it’s survival of the fittest as far as plants are concerned.  If they’re expecting daily cocktails of Miracle Grow, showers of bug repellent, and regular  haircuts it’s just not going to happen.  My plants get rain when it rains and if they’re lucky I remember to mulch them every year or two.   That’s it.  If they can survive that minimal care then they belong here.

My inspiration


Josephine has survived me so far and done it with grace.  Her real name is CI Josephine Coat.  Sounds very pretentious, doesn’t it?  Well, she’s not, thank God, and she’s gracious enough to keep blooming for me.







In honor of Josephine and her unrelenting beauty, I not only introduce you to the rose bush, Josephine, but my latest creation, a necklace inspired by her colors.  Her pale yellow is lemon quartz, her vivid pink is chalcedony, and her subtle peaches are sunstone.  Wrapped into her clasp is vibrant orange carnelian, a stone of vitality and passion.  Because my lovely enduring rose bush has livened up my mood and given me reason to create.  This is why I love what I do.





The new earthegy shop…on it’s way!

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Opening up hopefully this week, and then we’ll run it through testing to make sure everything works properly….a brand new earthegy website!  The address will be here at and I’m hoping to provide a better shopping experience for my fans and customers.  You’ll be able to shop by price, by chakra, by birthstone, you name it.  If you want to know some of the finer details about your gemstone’s powers, you’ll have the info available right on the site.  Meet a few earthegy customers, and do you shopping in no time with a faster site with oodles of new features!


earthegy needs models!

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Sarah wearing an earthegy silk ribbon

Some of you may know that I’m building a new website for you to shop on…it’s been a work in progress for awhile, and I have been blessed with some super designers to help me.

On the new site, there will be large banner pics on the landing page that rotate.  I’m looking for models….but not the super expensive runway models that throw some earthegy jewelry on for a photo shoot and then never wear it again.  I’m looking for real people.  My beloved customers.  The ones that actually wear my stuff!  (Admittedly, I can’t afford “professional” models anyway.)  I have a few models already, but there’s plenty of room for more.

Corey in lapis

If you’re interested, I will be giving out gift certificates to shop at earthegy.  I’m not talking huge amounts here, and the pictures have to be usable.  That means I need clear shots of happy, smiling faces without a lot of background clutter showcasing your jewelry clearly.  If you’re wearing an earthegy necklace in a picture and some other designers earrings, I can’t use it….someone is bound to ask me about the earrings.  Photos need to be the largest size possible so the graphic designer can edit them into a banner pic as she pleases.  And you need to be comfortable having your face splashed on my website for anyone to see.

Another similar project I’m working on is a “Who Wears earthegy” page.  Ideally with a nice photo and a little info about you.  This is a completely unpaid position, but if you have a business or something you’d like me to promote, I will be delighted to include links to your website or another page to promote you or something you love.  I would need a clear photo for that page, plus what you’d like written about you, plus links or contact info that you’d like to promote.    I will also need to know if you’re comfortable with your full name being used or just your first name.  That’s entirely up to you.

If you’re interested in participating in either of these projects or would like more info, send me and email at



Amber, the Natural Pain Reliever

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Wood Resin, the Source of Amber


Amber is  a gemstone formed by fossilized tree resin, and has been used as a folk medicine, jewelry, and ingredient in perfumes for ages.  Amber is a natural pain reliever, most commonly used in teething necklaces for babies.  Amber is   at stone strongly associated with the sun and warmth, a form of solidified sunlight.    It is a superb gemstone for healing seasonal affective disorder, increasing vitality,  and healing from illness or injury.  Amber is a stone of the solar plexus chakra.



In ancient Greek mythology amber was created when Phaeton, the son of the sun god Helios, was struck by lightning and fell into a river.  Phaeton’ sisters grief was so immense that they became poplar trees and the tears became the golden amber we know today.

Phaeton’s sisters cried tears of amber


Amber from earthegy

Amber from earthegy


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Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


Peridot and the Goddess Pele

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The Peridot Green Sands of Hawaii


A rare known fact about Peridot gemstones is that they are the gem quality form of olivine.  Olivine is named for its olive green color, spread throughout the sands of the beaches in Hawaii.  Olivine is found in lavas, and quite possibly meteorites.


Peridot is treasured in Hawaii as the tears of goddess Pele.  Pele lives inside the largest active volcanoes and is described as “she who shapes the sacred land.”  She is the goddess of fire, lightening, wind, and volcanoes.  With every volcanic eruption in Hawaii, it is said that Pele is expressing her longing to be with her true love.  However, because of her fiery origin, Pele is considered a fickle and dangerous force, prone to killing her lovers.

Pele, the Goddess of Volcanos



Today Peridot is considered a stone of luck and abundance, easily attracting love and wealth into your life with its beautiful lime green energy.  Peridot is an August birthstone, also used to keep away evil spirits and enhance confidence.

Awake your Hawaiian goddess with Peridot from earthegy…






Peridot Earrings by earthegy

Peridot Earrings by earthegy

Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


Peruvian Opal Properties and History

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Peruvian opals, as the name would suggest, are found only in the Andes mountains of Peru.  Peruvian opals are considered a gift from Pachamama, the ancient Inca goddess of fertility and Mother Earth.

Unlike the better known opals with a display of shimmering color, Peruvian opals are usually solid Caribbean blue or ballerina slipper pink.  Depending on the cut of the opal, Peruvian opals can be scenic with variations in color, or uniform in color.

Peruvian opals carry an energy of calmness and tranquility, helping with communication and insomnia.  Sleeping with a Peruvian pink opal is said to help heal subconscious pain from your past.  Blue opals help with knowledge retention and spiritual understanding.

Opals are not only superb gemstones for healing emotionally, they’re also the October birthstone.

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Peruvian Pink Opals from earthegy

Peruvian Pink Opals from earthegy

Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


Carnelian Gemstone History and Current Uses

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© Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons

In ancient Roman times carnelian gemstones were used to make signet rings used for imprinting a seal with wax on important documents.  One of the lesser known qualities of carnelian is that hot wax doesn’t stick to it.


Romans wore rings for many different reasons.  In the first and second centuries Roman men often wore a ring on each finger, and some of those were used for sealing and authenticating documents with their individual identification engraved on the gem stone signet ring.   This is where the phrase  “seal of approval” comes from.  The carved gemstone rings were called “intaglio” meaning to carve, cut, or incise.

Today carnelian is known as a gemstone that carries the energy of courage, confidence, and power, associated with the fire element.  When you need help figuring out a course of action, carnelian helps you find your spiritual path.  If you have lost your zest for life, carnelian is the gemstone that will help you find it.



Carnelian and Coin Pearl Necklace by earthegy

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Want to know more about the mythology and legends behind gemstones?  Grab my ebook Stories of the Stones here


earthegy Indulgences…

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I admit it.  I’m a girly girl sometimes and I like my little secret indulgences.

Don’t we all?

That one piece of chocolate truffle that we savor at the end of the night after our dinner…the hot bubble bath in winter with a glass of wine….and one of my all time favorites, scented candles.  Yummmmm… pure heaven when you need some of that much needed quiet girl time.


Since I started selling on Artfire last year I’ve gotten to know a few shop owners and try out their goods, and EmeraldChandlery is one of my favorites.  She is the self proclaimed “home of VegiSoy votive candles, some of the longest lasting highly scented natural wax votives available.”

Now I don’t know what VegiSoy is, and I really don’t care.  What I do know is that I just restocked my candle supply from her store for the second time and piled up on her “not quite right” candles.  What do I care if they don’t look absolutely pristine?  I’m going to burn them down anyway, and I’m not sharing them, so I may as well save some money on my little indulgence.  What I also know is that my house smells really really good right now.  Cherry is the flavor of the day at earthegy, though I have quite a few more options in my box that just arrived.  And sheesh, what a bargain!  This is what I just got today, only 3 days after ordering for only 30 bucks:

Assorted Scented Candles from Emerald Chandlery

That’s a LOT of candles packed in there.  I like my ambiance when I’m working making earthegy jewelry.  I like music playing, and I definitely like the house to smell good.  And these babies last forever.  My last candle I burnt had about two inches left on it and like an idiot I forgot to blow it out when I went to bed.  That bugger was still burning in the morning, cranking out it’s almond scent throughout my house.  (Yeah, I know, I should probably invest in a fire extinguisher, but I’ve survived so far.)

During my day I usually have one lit on top of my piano, centered in my downstairs.  It’s pretty.  It smells good.  I lasts all day or longer.  And it makes me feel a little more pampered at a darned good price.

Ambiance, earthegy and Emerald Chandlery style....

I don’t get paid to write this stuff.  Emerald Chandlery didn’t ask me to, and she doesn’t know this post is going up.  But when I come across another artist that’s got a good thing I want to share with my friends, you can bet I’m going to let everyone know that her shop is worth the look.

Because I want all my friends out there to make sure they get their indulgences indulged.  We all need a little spoiling now and then.

~Chrisy Bossie

Shop Emerald Chandlery for some scentaliciousness


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earthegy gets a Present!!!

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I really don’t know what I did to deserve this…

Susan from TownofBeadrock has been a friend for awhile.  I’ve never met her in person.  She lives in Vermont, I live in Virginia.  We “met” in the Artfire forums and chit chatted back and forth a bit and shared business tips.  She makes the Chan Luu style bracelets and sells them in her Artfire shop that I cannot make.  Seriously.  I tried one day for kicks.  I watched a video, gathered up all the ingredients, and tried like crazy to put one of these bracelets together.  After several attempts and a whole lotta cussing I gave up.  I don’t have the patience for them.  I promptly commended Susan on being able to make those things and I knew she’d do well with her business because she has a high quality product and a nice specialized niche.

Susan and I have become good friends, and I send my facebook fans to her shop all the time to get those bracelets I can’t make.  At this point we share a lot of the same customers, which is fine.  We don’t consider each other competition, but colleagues.

Last week I asked Susan if she’d help me edit my ebook coming out soon and she’s graciously given me tons of help, picking up things in my writing that I can’t see.  I didn’t pay her for this, she offered her own time.

And today in the mail I got this!

Woo hoo, I got a present!!!!

Along with this note:


To top that off, she included this for my mongrels:

The earthegy VPs get gifts too!


How cool is all that?  Here I should be sending all kinds of gifts to Susan for all her help and support with my book lately, but she’s sending ME gifts!

Susan and I could view each other as fierce competition for the jewelry world, but really, what good does that do?  By working together we seem to bring each other more business and we share our successes.  I find that a much more rewarding way to run my business than fretting over competition.

And look what happens when you combine a little earthegy and TownofBeadrock:

A Very Sparkly Wrist!



Of Mothers and Books and Simple Pleasures…

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My mother is the most brilliant woman I know.

When I was young, my mom took my sister and I to the library every week without fail.

It was an ominous, dusty, spidery, old place, with creaking wood floors and towering rows of steel metal shelves that looked like they’d topple over at any moment.  We had to be quiet in the library…anything above a whisper was not tolerated by the blue haired woman at the front desk.

But inside that library, on all those shaky shelves were books.  Thousands of books.  And inside those books were countless stories to be read, lands to be visited, adventures to be had,  and rabbit holes to go down.

She would leave me in the children’s section for hours….actually, I don’t even remember my mom being there, but I know she’s the one who took us.  I don’t recall actually being abandoned there, so I imagine she was in another aisle.  I don’t remember what my sister looked at, or what section she went to…within moments I was lost, taking out book after book from a shelf, opening them up, making the very grown up decision of whether or not it was  deserving of the limited space in the book bag my mother brought with her.

I still remember that book bag.  It was a yellow calico print, and actually the size of a large briefcase.  Mom was smart.  She brought a big bag.

My mom, in her incredibly sneaky and subtle brilliance, taught me to enjoy the written word.

The three of us packed that yellow fabric book bag full every single week with our new treasures.  Reading commenced on the car ride home….after all, we only had one single week before all those books had to be returned.  Renewing wasn’t an option or a necessity in my family.  We don’t dilly dally with our books, we devour them.

Years later, while living in Charlotte, NC, I went into my first super bookstore…a Borders or Barnes & Noble, I can’t remember which.  There I discovered something even better than the library…a single building, full of brand new glossy books, with the extra added perk of a cappuccino bar.  It was okay to pull a book out and read through it while slowly nibbling on a piece of carrot cake.  Nobody worried about crumbs, and I could take all the time I wanted in that store.  Every subject was there, and my interests changed by the minute depending on which aisle I wandered through.  I could start a fiction novel, or read up on holistic pet care, or find gardening advice all in one place….a place that served cappuccino and didn’t have spiders or dust.  How decadent is that???  I was in heaven.  I don’t think I came out of that store for a good eight hours on my first visit.

The super bookstores have not been good to me.  I invariably spend way too much money for those freshly printed words that I cannot live without.  But I’ve enjoyed every second of it, and until now, it’s been a secret indulgence.

My first real bookmark came from one of those gigantic stores.  They got me in the checkout aisle, the land of impulse purchases.  There they were… beautiful beaded bookmarks on display for the rock bottom low price of about  $15.  Seriously….$15 for some string and glass beads???  I had to have one.  In fact, I had to have three…one for my mom, of course, and two for me in case I ever lost the first one.   I still have both of mine, and their value has only increased to me.

My bookmarks have joined me on my adventures.  They’ve been with me to many places, and when we take a break from our secret adventures for a small while, they mark our last stop.  They’ve gone down the rabbit hole with me, and come back out of it.  When one story ends, they wait patiently on my nightstand for the next one to begin, sparkling slyly at me whenever the table lamp is lit.  They’ve sat with me on a cold rainy day, huddled under a cable knit throw with a dog in my lap and a fire roaring, always marking my page with grace, always ready to be taken to the next page, never complaining, never daring to leave a mark or crease a page… never marring the inherent beauty of the printed words.

My first real bookmark still graces my bedside table

My first bookmarks were the inspiration for the earthegy bookmark line, and they done their  job well.  The bookmarks I’ve made have given me a chance to share my appreciation for something so simple, yet so elegant.  They are the resting place for mismatched gems, and random glass beads…a new purpose for something extra laying around.  There are no design rules when making bookmarks, except for one…they must respect the book and protect the written word.

And I have a confession to make…my earthegy bookmarks are my weakness.   They make no business sense.  They don’t make a profit, and even if purchased in bulk, the sale doesn’t add up to much.  But they give me something else.   They’ll be marking a page for someone that shares my love for the written word, adding a little sparkle to their bedside table, and joining that person in their adventures.  That is enough.

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Spring Inspiration at earthegy

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I love living in the south.  I have lived at some point in just about every coastline state between North Carolina and Maine, and most of my later childhood through college was spent in Connecticut.  But nothing compares to the country pace and friendliness of Virginia for me.  It’s a state of big breakfasts, dripping with sausage gravy, biscuits, and grits.  It’s a state with a vineyard around every corner, open daily, waiting for you to drop in and taste some of their fruits.  A state with great diversity…with beaches and mountains and lakes, with kite flying competitions and tractor show and country fairs.  I admit, I used to be a Yankee.  I never knew what a “barbeque” was at a street festival until I was offered one.  My response was “barbeque what???  Chicken?  Pork chops?”  Followed by, “ Oh my God, they put coleslaw in the sandwich!”

I promptly recovered from my shock after eating my first barbeque, and now I know well enough to ask for extra napkins.

My first house in Virginia was a monstrous thing, built back in 1870.  It had low ceilings, a maze of additions added on with no logic or order, and a overgrowth of boxwood hiding the paint peeling siding and broken porch steps.  But it also had heart pine floors, a huge kitchen, three fireplaces, and a big barn in a field showcasing two mulberry trees.  The trees offering our horses some daily shade, perhaps placed there to feed the birds their sweet fruit.

That first house taught me how to turn a house into a home.  It taught me to cook and garden and paint.  It taught me how to be a hostess for visiting family.  It taught me to slow down from the fast northern lifestyle, and appreciate the slow rocking of a porch swing on a hot summer day.

I ripped out the boxwood and replaced it with daylilies spilling over a rock wall.  I gave away all my northern contemporary furniture and found a new appreciation for quilts.  I went strawberry picking and soon discovered that I was a master of strawberry pie making.  I made ice tea with mint and drowned it with sugar, in true southern style.  I planted an herb garden, carefully at first…trying to emulate the formal gardens of Montpelier and Monticello that I’d visited nearby.

And I promptly gave up on trying to maintain its sense of order and renamed it a “cottage” garden, planting rose bushes and tulips everywhere they would fit.   If there was a bright flower to be found, I bought it, and planted it, and crossed my fingers it would live.  Some things died, I’ll admit it.   I have a black thumb, and houseplants are doomed in my care.  I didn’t know anything about zones and shade and sun when I first planted my gardens.  I just liked the plants I saw and wanted them.  But I learned each time, and found out what works and what doesn’t.  And I was always surprised when the next spring something I’d completely forgotten about or given up on came back to life to bless me with another season of color.

I am long gone from that house, and although I miss it tremendously, I now have a tiny yellow cottage on 5 acres with a creek.  I gave up the horses for pet chickens, and I gave up the maintenance of an older house for one that I can manage to afford to repair.  My gardens are small, and better planned now, though equally colorful when in full bloom.    Deer roam my back field, and the neighbor’s guinea hens often visit, strolling around the yard eating bugs, chattering to each other the entire time.   My home now better suits my informal cottage style, with glass bird feeders and grape plants winding up my pergola.  Rose bushes are still planted, but I’m more discerning with my choices now, and I buy for color and hardiness.

It’s been a long, cold, never ending winter, and I have spring fever.   And I hope to bring you the bright colors of my favorite flowers in my upcoming work.  I have a hankering to see fuchsia pink and lemon  yellow together.  Peridot and  jade will be my foliage, garnet and chalcedony may be my beloved tulips.  Amethyst may be my iris, and coral agate may be my  cosmos.     It’s time for spring.  And I’m feeling inspired.


Update May 23rd:

Today I received my Certified Handmade Artifact from Artfire!  Now when you enter my store there you’ll see a pretty blue seal on the left that says I’ve gotten their stamp of approval.  Woo hoo!


April 1st Post:

I have homework.  I’ve been itching to apply for this designation, but I had to wait until I had been on Artfire for 60 days before I could apply.  I sold my products on etsy before this, but this is a certification offered exclusively at Artfire.

What do I get if I get approved?  Well, I get a super fabulous little seal I can put on my shop site that says I’ve received the artifact and my items have been certified as handmade.  And I get bragging rights…that’s the part I really want….

Once I submit my application, I’ve heard that it can take up to two months to be approved.  Another long wait, but worth it.

The qualifications and requirements on the application:

“Artisans must meet the following prerequisites before an application for the Certified Handmade Artifact will be accepted:

1.      Artisan must be a PRO member of ArtFire for at least 60 days.

2.      Artisan must be in good standing with including

a.      No outstanding cases concerning non-delivery of product.

b.      No outstanding cases concerning misrepresentation of products for sale

c.      No outstanding cases concerning other violations of the ArtFire TOU

3.      100% of the items in the Applicants studio must be Handmade.  Digital media such as pdf tutorials, hand assembled supplies kits, designed (but not handmade) products, or any other product that does not meet ArtFire’s definition of handmade will make a studio ineligible to receive the artifact.   Gift Certificates to your studio can be listed as they would only be redeemable for handmade items as long as all other items are handmade by you.

4.      Artisan studio must be complete and contain sufficient information including:

a.      An avatar

b.     A banner

c.    Complete Studio Policies

d.     A Bio with photo

5.      Product photographs must be in-focus and of a reasonably sufficient size.”


So…my homework I’ve been working on today has been taking pictures of my studio. There’s no big factory in China.  There are no elves stringing together beads.  Your jewelry may arrive in your mailbox, but there was a place it came from before it got there.  Welcome to my studio…and welcome to my home.


Sunstone…the energy stone

   Posted by: earthegy

Of all of the gemstones earthegy has offered, none has generated so much interest as sunstone. Sunstone is rich with history, that only confirms it’s spiritual powers, and once you’ve seen a sunstone’s incredible beauty and depth, you may be a believer too. Ancient Vikings used sunstone as a navigational compass. They sailed their ships through fog and bad weather. Without abundant sunshine or a clear view of the North Star to navigate, they came up with another tool….a crystal compass made of sunstone. Much study has been done on the subject, and a short video here shows how a sunstone can be used to find the direction of the sun in the sky (about 3 minutes into the video):

Viking Navigation

Sunstone attracts good luck, but the definition of luck in this case is simply being in the right place at the right time… sunstone helps you navigate yourself to the right place that you need to be, in perfect synchronicity with the world around you. Sunstone lifts depression and is especially useful for seasonal affective disorder, bringing its joyful light into otherwise foggy or dark surroundings. It is a gemstone of optimism and enthusiasm.


Like its parallel stones, Labradorite and Moonstone, Sunstone radiates an inner fire that calls out for you to come closer for a better view. While Labradorite and Moonstone ask you to look inside, Sunstone asks you to bring what’s inside out. Sunstone is the optimists stone, and a pessimist is a pessimist no more around it.  The name “Sunstone” is self-evident of course, but this fiery stone has another technical name – Heliolite, from the Greek “helios” meaning “sun” and “lithos” meaning “stone. There’s a word for the fire in sunstone…schiller. It is the fire within the stone, a piece of the sun trapped in mineral form.

Sunstone with intense schiller


Robert Simmons wrote “Sunstone is the yang which balances the yin of Moonstone.”



Sunstone Necklace by earthegy



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