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Welcome to our new segment, Crystal Class!
We take a look at some useful healing crystals and their incredible properties. Find a crystal that you resonate with on an intuitive level, and carry it with you everywhere. For guidance on finding the crystal that is right for you, and using and cleansing your crystals, take a look at The Crystal Bible and The Little Book of Crystals, available online now.
Amethyst is an excellent aid to mediation because it turns your thoughts away from the mundane, towards tranquility and understanding. It can help you to recall and interpret your dreams and when places over the third eye it aids visualisation. Amethyst stills the mind and promotes mindfulness. It calm anxiety and lifts depression.
The name "Amethyst" literally means 'not drunk' and this crystal has been worn as a talisman against drunkenness for millennia.
It's appearance is transparent, pointed crystals, purple to lavender in colour. May be a geode, cluster, or single point.
Tigers Eye is a protective stone that was traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses. The stone is useful for recognising both your needs and those of other people. It differentiates between wishful thinking and what you really need. Psychologically, tigers eye heals issues of self-worth, self-criticism, and block creativity. It aids in recognising ones talents and abilities as well as faults that need to be overcome.
Brown to yellow in colour, banded, slightly shiny, often small and tumbled.
This peaceful crystal is known as the stone of unconditional love and it transforms relationships with yourself and others, creating love and harmony.
It is a wonderful stone to use during traumatic circumstances. It helps you take an objective look at a situation without being emotionally overwhelmed. Wearing the stone will remind you of your intention.
Usually translucent, maybe transparent, pink in colour.
Rhodonite is an emotional balancer and has the ability to show both sides of an issue.
It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving ones highest potential. A useful first aid stone, rhodonite heals emotional shock and panic, lending a supportive energy to the soul during the process.
Wear it around your neck if you suffer from anxiety.
Pink or red in colour, often flecked with black.
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