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Picture Sandstone

picture sandstone 1.3
picture sandstone 1.3

Picture Sandstone is a magical stone coming from the Southwest United States. This warm and mesmerising stone will provide excellent grounding and Root Chakra recharging, and will be a strong companion through change or turmoil. This warm solar energy is also useful in stimulating libido and passion in your projects.

Picture Jasper is used for inner journeying to sacred sites and for connecting with Earth’s consciousness. An excellent stone for creative vision, initiative and boosting confidence. Picture Jasper brings hidden thoughts, grief, fears, and hopes to the surface for examination. A great stone to use for grounding energy during meditation.

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Picture Jasper

Picture Jasper
Picture Jas[er

Picture Jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with extraordinary colour banding, veining and flow patterns due to high iron content and other minerals. Because of this some people can see images or scenes with the stone.

Picture Jasper is very popular with enthusiasts or those that what to inspire creativity or ease writer’s or artist’s block.  This creativity is particularly helpful in all business pursuits.

All Jaspers are believed to increase fertility and are create happy pregnancies. Picture Jasper is especially protective during childbirth

All Jaspers relate to the Earth and work with the Root Chakra to stabilise the physical body. The Root Chakra controls the energy for movement and is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. As a visionary stone it naturally works well with the Third Eye.

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Picasso Stone

Picasso stone
Picasso stone

Picasso jasper, also sometimes called Picasso stone, is actually a metamorphic limestone and not jasper. The beautiful layers and colours of Picasso jasper results from iron oxide inside the stone and heat and pressure from within the Earth.

t can have lined patterns in a mix of of black, brown, tan, cream, yellow, and shades of grey. Resembling like a modern art paint slash, Jasper stone has lined patterns of beautiful layers, making it look like a beautiful painting. Hence being named after the artist Picasso

For this reason it is often considered to be a stone for creativity and artists. It calms and settles a busy mind, enabling thoughts to be organised. From this place, selected ideas can be brought into manifestation with focus and determination.

Picasso Stone is typically associated with the higher chakras, such as the third eye or crown, but has also resonated with the root and solar plexus chakras.

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Orchid Calcite

Orchid Calcite
Orchid Calcite

Orchid Calcite, a type of calcium carbonate mineral, is a relatively recent addition to the mineral world. It has quickly gained popularity for its striking orange and black coloration, a result of Black Tourmaline traces within it. The shades of orange in Orchid Calcite can vary from light to dark, with about 25% of its surface typically adorned with small to large Black Tourmaline formations. While detailed geological information is scarce, it’s believed that most Orchid Calcite comes from Brazil.

As a creative stone, Orchid Calcite breathes life into your deepest, most passionate ideas. This vivid, blood-orange calcite variant is a powerful tool for manifesting desires and maintaining a path of enlightenment. To fully harness its influence, place Orchid Calcite in your creative space, where your inspiration naturally flows. The dynamic and invigorating energy of Orchid Calcite not only fuels passion but also enlivens the spirit and sparks intellectual curiosity.

The presence of Black Tourmaline in Orchid Calcite adds a layer of protection, enveloping your aura and physical energy. This makes it an ideal companion for exploring your most creative ideas without the fear of failure or judgment from others. History shows us that some of the greatest ideas and inventions emerged from adversity and discomfort. Orchid Calcite serves as a reminder of the importance of following your spirit and staying true to your life’s path. It nudges us to remember our purpose and the ways we can make a positive impact on the world, reminding us of what truly matters.

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Chakra Pendant
Chakra Pendant

The seven chakras are the main energy points in your body, which run down the spine.

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

The root chakra- located at the base of the spine, a blocked root chakra can manifest as physical issues like arthritis, constipation, and bladder or colon problems, or emotionally through feeling insecure about finances or our basic needs and well-being. When it’s in alignment and open, we will feel grounded and secure, both physically and emotionally. Red crystals are linked to the root chakra.

Sacral Chakra-  located just below the belly button, and just above your pelvic bone. If this chakra is blocked then you will have problems with the associated organs, like urinary tract infections, lower back pain, and impotency. Emotionally, this chakra is connected to our feelings of self-worth, and even more specifically, our self-worth around pleasure, sexuality, and creativity. orange coloured crystals linked to this chakra.

Solar plexus Chakra located in our upper abdomen in the stomach area. Blockages in this chakra are often experienced through digestive issues, these can be in the form of  ulcers, heartburn, eating disorders, and indigestion. It’s the chakra of our personal power. This means it’s related to our self-esteem and self-confidence. yellow crystals are associated with these chakras

heart chakra-  located in our centre of the chest, just above our heart. If our heart chakras are blocked then issues can manifest in our physical health through heart problems, asthma, and weight issues. But blocks are often seen even more clearly through people’s actions.

People with heart chakra blocks often put others first, to their own detriment. It’s the middle of the seven chakras, so it bridges the gap between our upper and lower chakras, and it also represents our ability to love and connect to others. When out of alignment, it can make us feel lonely, insecure, and isolated. Green coloured crystals are associated with this chakra.

Throat chakra- this chakra is connected to our ability to communicate verbally. Voice and throat problems as well as any problems with everything surrounding that area, such as the teeth, gums, and mouth, can indicate a blockage. Blocks or misalignment can also be seen through dominating conversations, gossiping, speaking without thinking, and having trouble speaking your mind. When in alignment, you will speak and listen with compassion and feel confident when you speak because you know you are being true to yourself with your words. blue crystals are associated with this.

Third eye chakra- located between the eyes on the forehead, this is also known as the “brow chakra”. If this is  blocked issues can manifest as headaches, issues with sight or concentration, and hearing problems. People who have trouble listening to reality or who are not in touch with their intuition may also have a block. When open and in alignment, it’s thought that people will follow their intuition and be able to see the big picture. indigo coloured crystals are associated with this chakra.

Crown Chakra – located at the very top of our head. The crown chakra is linked to every other chakra (and therefore every organ in this system), and so it affects not just all of those organs, but also our brain and nervous system. It is considered the chakra of enlightenment and represents our connection to our life’s purpose and spirituality. Those with a blocked crown chakra may seem narrow-minded, skeptical, or stubborn. When this chakra is open, it is thought to help keep all the other chakras open and to bring the person bliss and enlightenment. violet or white crystals are associated with this chakra.

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10 cm cauldron
10 cm cauldron

A cauldron (or caldron) is a large pot for cooking or boiling over an open fire. Sometimes with a lid and usually with a handle to suspend over a fire or feet. The word cauldron is first recorded in Middle English as caudroun from the Latin caldārium “hot bath”.

Cauldrons can be found from the late Bronze Age period; these include vast ones with a volume of 60–70 litres. Cauldrons have fallen out of use in the developed world as cooking pots. However, in Western culture the primary image is the cauldron’s use in witchcraft, a cliché popularized by various works of fiction, such as William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth where witches prepare their potions in a cauldron. In Irish folklore, a cauldron is where leprechauns keep their gold and treasure.

In Celtic mythology, the cauldron is associated with the goddess Cerridwen. In Welsh mythology and literature, the Pair Dadeni (Cauldron of Rebirth) is a magical cauldron able to resurrect the dead. It plays a key role in Branwen ferch Llŷr, the second branch of the Mabinogi. Pair Dadeni was destroyed by Efnysien in a battle with the Irish. Seeing that the Irish were using the cauldron to revive their dead, he hid among the Irish corpses and was thrown into the cauldron by the Irish. He destroyed the cauldron from within, sacrificing himself in the process.

It is one of several magic cauldrons in Welsh legend and folklore, including the cauldron of Diwrnach the Irishman in Culhwch and Olwen, the cauldron of the Head of Annwn in Preiddeu Annwfn and the cauldron of Cerridwen in the tale of Taliesin.

The Holy Grail of Arthurian legend is sometimes referred to as a “cauldron”, although traditionally the grail is thought of as a hand-held cup rather than the large pot that the word “cauldron” usually is used to mean. This may have resulted from the combination of the grail legend with earlier Celtic myths of magical cauldrons.

In Chinese history a cauldron is a “ding” and possession of one or more ancient dings is often associated with power and dominion over the land. Therefore, the ding is often used as an implicit symbolism for power.

In Wicca and other forms of neopagan or pagan belief systems, the cauldron is still used in magical practices. A cauldron is used to burn loose incense on a charcoal disc to make black salt (used in banishing rituals). Cauldrons are also used for mixing herbs, or to burn petitions (paper with words of power or wishes written on them).

Cauldrons symbolize not only the Goddess but also represent the womb (because it holds something) and on an altar, it represents earth because it is a working tool.

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Ocean Jasper

Ocean jasper
Ocean jasper

Ocean Jasper (Aka Orbicular Jasper or Cellular Jasper) is an exceedingly rare variety of Jasper and a member of the Quartz family. It is recognised by its circular “orb” like patterns that can be green, brown, blue, yellow, grey, white, pink or red. Only found in one location on the northeastern coast of Madagascar. It was first recorded in 1922 on a remote beach on the island. Then a few years later the location was forgotten about until it was rediscovered just before the year 2000. There are the 3 varieties, Ocean Jasper which all ran in sequence in the same rock vein as ran towards land, the stone changed from Ocean Jasper to Kambamby to Kambaba Jasper. However, by 2006 the veins had been depleted leaving what is on the market today to be either back stock or has been hoarded by collectors and sellers for years.

Ocean Jasper activates and aligns our solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras making a person use their determination and channelling their emotions to push forward to joy, happiness and emotional stability. Ocean Jasper is believed to help you release the emotional baggage and encourages you to move forward and “go with the flow”.

It is believed that Ocean Jasper can provide feelings of stability and safety that can help you get through periods of self-doubt. Ocean Jasper is a stone of great fortune, and it is said to help bring people with common goals together. It allows for better communication between people and helps people understand one another. It can also help those who wish to become better writers, as it enhances creativity and intellect.

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Moss Agate

Moss Agate (AKA Mocha Stone) is not an Agate but Chalcedony with inclusions of Manganese, Chrome sometimes Iron. These then make various patterns that often looks like moss. The deep colours (green, brown also yellow, red, and black) and vibrant patterns are due to different levels of oxidation of the crystals within the stone.

Moss agate is thought to be a stone of new beginnings. It is believed to boost self-confidence and self-esteem helping you let go of the past and move forward into the future. Moss agate is also believed to be a stone of abundance, helping attract wealth, prosperity and success into your life.

Moss agate is believed to aid in improving the brain imbalances to gain trust and expectations. The stone relates to the heart chakra which manages the inner soul and allows us to organise ourselves in the environment. Balancing your heart chakra, will make you feel self-assured and controlled in your life decisions and relationships. The root chakra is all about feeling grounded, safe and stable moss agate helps to create a sense of safety and security, while also boosting courage and strength

Some Crystal enthusiasts call Moss Agate “The Green Crystal of Power” which opens several blockages of your life and balances the heart chakra. Moss Agate offers its power to deal comfortably with all the challenges of our life.

Moss agate is known as a birthstone for the month of September. It is also the zodiac stone for Cancer.

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Morganite specimen
Morganite specimen

Unusually for a mineral, Morganite was named after a banker (J P Morgan) in 1911 by G.F. Kunz the chief gemmologist of Tiffany & Co the world famous Jeweller. Morganite is a rare type of pink beryl and which can also be purple, peach and orange.

Morganite is a rare gemstone only growing in small quantities and in the presence of other minerals which is partly what makes it so precious.

The Heart Chakra, is all about unconditional love. Morganite keeps you open and ever ready for all your heart has to receive.

Morganite is not a traditional birthstone but is a good match for Pisces, Taurus, and Cancer. Pisces are known for their high empathy and romantic energy. The typically stubborn and difficult Taureans persona can be softened using Morganite.

Morganite helps nurture communication, connection, and releases an attachment way of thinking that could be holding you back from happiness.

Morganite is one of the most powerful heart stones available to create pure love and compassionate energy. These powerful vibrations will fill one’s aura from head to toe with calming and relaxing energy. This stone is here to help open and cleanse one’s heart space from constant negative weight. Morganite pairs well with other heart stones; Rose Quartz, Pink Opal and especially Green Calcite These will help in the cleansing and clearing of negative energy in one’s heart. Afterwards, carrying or wearing a protection stone (Black Tourmaline, Black Kyanite, and Onyx) can keep the heart chakra clear.

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Moonstone specimen
Moonstone specimen

Moonstone (AKA Hecatolite) is a feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies. The name was formalised by A.G. Werner in 1780. However, for thousands of years, across many civilisations, Moonstone has been associated with the moon and its powers.

Ancient Greeks merged the names of the goddess of love (Aphrodite) and the goddess of the moon (Selene) and christened Moonstone as “Aphroselene.” The Romans believed that it is made formed from moonlight in the image of their moon goddess, Diana.

Hindu mythology also told that moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams.

Legends say that moonstone brings good luck. Many believed that you could see the future if you held a moonstone in your mouth during a full moon.

Moonstone was once called the “Travelers Stone” as it is said to protect those who travel by night or on the water when the moon is shining and because of its uplifting quality of hope, has long been worn as a talisman to enhance the personality.

It is said in an Asian myth that the most beautiful blue moonstones are brought by tides once every 21 years. The gem was used as amulets and hung in fruit trees to attract abundant crops. They use Moonstone as a good luck charm and a potential cure for insomnia.

Ancient Asians believe that the moving light inside the gem is a live spirit. Moonstone is given as a customary wedding gift for the thirteenth year and every thirteen years after that, as they believe that the gem can wash away the negative connotation of thirteen. One of their legends is the battle between Vishnu and Bali, the demon god. When Vishnu broke Bali’s body into pieces, the parts that fell on Earth turned into different jewels. The sparkle in his eyes turned into “Chandrakanta” or what we know now as Moonstone.

Moonstone colours

Blue or Cat’s Eye Moonstone. Promotes clarity of the mind and inner vision, keeping one focused while in a meditative or altered state of awareness. It is particularly helpful in seeing emotional patterns and life lessons, and in balancing yin and yang energies.

Gray Moonstone is a stone of perceiving beyond the veil – useful to the clairvoyant and shaman, and in moving one into unseen realms. It is called the “New Moon Stone” and carries the mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.

White Moonstone carries the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. It can magnify one’s emotions, activating the kundalini energy in women and emotional balance in men, and is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia. The white crystal energies present in all Moonstones have an association with the Crown Chakra and our spiritual centre. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.

Peach or Yellow Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children. Peach Moonstone is particularly consoling to anyone who feels helpless because of weight problems and should be worn to encourage one to love and value themselves for who they are, as is, and to assist in separating food from emotional needs.

Rainbow Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Aligned with the Goddess, Rainbow Moonstones connect with the energies and spirits of Nature, from plant devas to galactic consciousness.

Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.

It is also known as an aphrodisiac and when worn by two people, they will fall passionately in love when the moon is high by stimulating the kundalini energy and carnal desires. It is the ultimate fertility crystal as a Moonstone helps in attuning to the normal rhythms of the moon cycle and biological forces of one’s body and to use natural energy cycles of the female reproductive system, enhancing fertility and promoting ease in pregnancy and childbirth. Some lovers to promote fertility make a circle of 12 Moonstone crystals for each month around a bedroom and a 13th under the bed.

Moonstone bestows a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it resides. Associated with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. To women, Moonstone reveals their feminine power and abilities of clairvoyance, and gives rise to the kundalini energy. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature, and stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.

Moonstone is calming to children drives away nightmares and encourages sleep those away from home at night. It has been thought to alleviate degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and the fleshy organs especially for the elderly.

Moonstone cleanses and dispels negativity from all the chakras and provides supplemental energy and support in balancing the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. Moonstone can be used to work with the Crown chakra controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. Placing a piece directly over your third eye during a deep meditation session a magical experience.

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