Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lazurite – Stone of Heaven



Lazurite – Stone of Heaven

Category – Tectosilicate

Chemical Formula (Na,Ca)8[(S,Cl,SO4,OH)2|(Al6Si6O24)]

Crystal Symmetry – Cubic hexoctahedral

Color – Deep Blue, azure, violet-blue, greenish blue

Crystal Habit – Crystals occur as dodecahedra, or rarely cubes; granular, disseminated, or massive

Crystal System isometric

Cleavage – imperfect

Fracture – uneven

Tenacity – Brittle

Mohs scale – 5-5.5

Luster – Vitreous
Lazurite a member of the Sodalite group.  It is usually massive and forms the bulk of the gemstone Lapis Lazuli.

Lazurite is a deep blue to greenish blue. It commonly contains or is associated with grains of pyrite.

Lazurite was first described in 1890 for an occurrence in the Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. It has been mined for over 6,000 years in the lapis lazuli district of Badakhshan, Afghanistan. 


It has been used as a pigment in painting and cloth dyeing since at least the sixth or seventh century AD. 

It is also mined at Lake Baikal in Siberia; Mount Vesuvius; Burma; Canada; and the United States. The name is from the Persian lazward for blue.

Lazurite is called a ‘stone of heaven’, bringing in the clarity and purity of energy from the forces of the universe. This ‘heavenly’ stone is excellent in meditation to take one to the home of euphoria. It promotes calming and enhances sanctity within ones being.

Wearing this Lazulite near the throat area assists with clarity in speech & thoughts. This stone assists with the gift of clairaudience or 'hearing' outside of the physical realm.

It was used by the ancients as a ‘worry stone’ which provided insight to worries and encouraged the application of intuitive answers.


Auriel Grace
A Gang of Girls


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Foot Chakras - Red


Foot Chakras - Red

This the area that I want to write to you about today. Last week I was telling Tina that my feet were cold and have been cold for a while. She said it is because I am having a hard time moving forward in my life. I thought about that this week.

Our feet represent our path and how they feel is a reflection of how we feel about our path. 

That being said I did some research about the Foot Chakra. There is a chakra at our feet that allows the energy from the Earth to flow through us. When we look at this chakra at our feet we may see gray wisps of energy flowing from it and away from us. The gray wisps of energy that we see in the inaction in our lives that keeps us in one place for way too long! Blockages!

I focused on the area of my feet and started to breath in light for the surrounding area. As my feet 'lit up' I found that my feet warmed up and I was able to make decisions to move forward with some projects that I have set aside for a while. I re energized the area by using a salt body scrub. I was tired for a couple of days. Now I am starting to feel more energized and grounded. More able to make decisions regarding my life! i am feeling much more positive.

For those of you who feel stuck try paying attention to your feet, give them some love and jump start that foot chakra! I promise it will be worth it!

Auriel Grace
A Gang of Girls

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quartz Crystal


Quartz Crystal
Category Silicate Mineral
Formula – Silica - (silicon dioxide, SiO2)
Crystal Symmetry - Trigonal
Color - Transparent, sometimes with cloudy areas.
Crystal Habit – 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid (typical) drusy
Streak - white
Geography – Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Can be found world wide
Moh’s Scale 7-8

Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system. The ideal crystal shape is a six-sided prism terminating with six-sided pyramids at each end. In nature quartz crystals are often twinned, distorted, or so intergrown with adjacent crystals of quartz or other minerals as to only show part of this shape, or to lack obvious crystal faces altogether and appear massive. Well-formed crystals typically form in a 'bed' that has unconstrained growth into a void, but because the crystals must be attached at the other end to a matrix; only one termination pyramid is present.

Virtues

Physical/Emotional Uses - In Crystal healing, clear quartz is used to cleanse, focus and amplify energy levels in the body. Quartz assists with clearing impurities and psychic debris from the energy field that permeates the human body. It also assists with realigning and refocusing the body, mind & spirit toward clear goals.

Clear Quartz crystals can be programmed meaning they can reflect the intentions of those who work with them, amplifying the potential for those intentions to take form. To benefit the earth and humanity it is important to use them for the highest good.

Healing Effects – In Layouts place points over the crown, solar plexus and root chakras to clear the system or one in each hand to balance the body.

Personal Uses – place in your home to cleanse the energy and enhance peace & clarity.



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Crown Chakra




Crown Chakra
Crown – Violet or white – aligns us with the higher forces of the Universe and our direct connection to our Divine Source. You are comfortable with higher wisdom and with being one in the world. Unprejudiced.
Under active – Not spiritually aware, rigid in your thinking.
Overactive – Intellectualizing too much, addicted to spirituality and ignoring bodily needs.
Scents – Neroli, Myrrh, Rose
Stones – Amethyst or Quartz
Tone - B
The Crown Chakra is located at the crown of the head.

Questions to ask yourself -

Do you fall apart when someone introduces a new way of being/thinking to you?
Are you a martyr?
To assist with balancing this chakra visualise it at the top of your head, your intention is the chakra is a bright beautiful diamond white, 3 inches in diameter and spinning at a comfortable speed for you. Connect with the Chakra and breathe light into it. Continue to do this until you feel comfortable. Practice this exercise when you are feeling off balance.




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