The Crystal Realm – Protection; Back Tourmaline.

crystalsOne of the more powerful stones for protection and one I use most, Black Tourmaline is well known for its protective and metaphysical properties. For those who are new to crystals, it’s one I recommend all beginners to own.

Black Tourmaline has been used for centuries as a powerful amulet for protection. It’s used as a psychic shield, deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities and negative forces. Because I deal with the public, I carry one on me when I work to ward off negative energy that can attach itself or rub off in passing. Black Tourmaline is an excellent crystal to carry to deter ‘psychic vampires’ from feeding on your energy.

As well as protection, because of its colour and nature, this stone is excellent for grounding, meditation and will help keep you calm in times of high stress or anxiety.

Black Tourmaline will also aid in the removal of ‘electromagnetic fog’; a term used to describe the influx of energy vibrations omitted by cellular, computer devices and televisions. Add a few crystals to your bedroom or any place you would like cleansed of these vibrations (along with keeping all electronic devices out of the room) and they will aid in creating a peaceful atmosphere. Along with removing negative energy, it is believed that Black Tourmaline changes negative to positive and keeping one under your pillow will cleanse the etheric energy field around your body.

Physically, Black Tourmaline is thought to strengthen the immune system and assist in the relief of pain caused by arthritis and spinal or muscular problems. Place a Black Tourmaline on the Root Chakra at the base of the spine to help balance and cleanse this energy point.

You can utilize Black Tourmaline in many ways; either by itself or as jewelry. Having a Black Tourmaline crystal on you for long periods of time helps your body and your personal energy field.

Crystal’s effects on the human brain.

One question I hear whenever I talk about using crystals is, “Do crystals work?” It’s an honest question so after I read the following article I decided to do some research into the topic.

Being in the right state of mind is crucial for any healing process; ask anyone who works with terminally or seriously ill patients, and they will be the first to state that part of the healing process involves thinking positive, but how does that relate to crystals and the human body?

There has been some preliminary research done on the penal gland with researchers learning that this small part of the brain creates micro crystals, in particular, calcite. Scientists believe these calcite microcrystals could create a ‘second harmonic generation’ within the pineal tissue sections. In laymen’s terms, they could resonate and affect the surrounding tissue in the same way the micro crystals in the inner ear canal allow us to hear. A process called otoconia.

We all know that sound waves can penetrate tissue. It’s why a newborn child will turn toward the sound of his mother’s voice. The article below suggests that the small calcite crystals within the pineal gland‘…have their own Piezoelectric effect that is responsive to electromagnetic energies outside the physical body, and can also produce its own electromagnetic energy.

This opens the possibility that energy waves, whether electromagnetic or sound could stimulate these tiny crystals, and affect the surrounding tissue (brain) in the process. When given the proper stimulation, the Penal Gland could produce psychic abilities depending on the frequency a person used. Example, the Third Eye chakra, which is located in the middle of the forehead, can be stimulated by the keynote A or by a frequency of 426.7 Hz. This sound wave could be amplified by either a quartz stone or another specific stone designated for the Third Eye Chakra.

If crystals can affect the brain, then what’s to say that they don’t have an effect on the rest of the body? As we don’t truly understand our place within the natural world, this is an interesting subject. The questions posed in the comment section of the second article is also interesting. We are now just beginning to understand our connection to nature. We need to explore it even more.

The Crystal Realm: Ukanite

I got a new stone for the holidays. I bought it (or should I say my husband bought it) at the yearly gem/crystal event in town. I was drawn to it right away, but it was a Christmas present so I wasn’t allowed to wear it until after Christmas.


Ukanite Pendant

Ukanite was first discovered in the Unaka Mountain area in Tennessee and North Carolina during the last half of the 19th century, and where it derives its name. Everything about this stone denotes its metaphysical abilities. A blended form of granite consisting of pink feldspar, quarts and epidote, the stone is highly connected to the abilities of the other crystals and their overall effects.

Associated with the Heart Chakra, it can help us to control what we embrace. It encourages our tolerances and can assist with bringing out our gentle nature. Because it is associated with the Heart Chakra it helps to support the heart and lungs. Much of the healing energy of this stone is heart/emotional related. As a releasing stone, Ukanite can help to break a bad habit and help you to release negative energy/emotions or thoughts; again focusing on the gentle aspect of your personality.

For more information on ukanite, click on the links below.

Crystal Healing and the Root Chakra


There are seven chakra points on the body where the energy flows and intersects, bringing peace, harmony, and balance to our lives. Yet, like everything else chakras tend to become blocked over time, and we can feel the physical effect of this blockage within our bodies. Removing these blockages is simple and may require some practice, but in the long run it’s worth it. While crystals are a popular method of clearings, this article includes items you may wish to use along with crystals. All work well together and will enhance your connection to this energy point. – See more at:

Crystals and Gem Lore – Stones for Capricorn

The first month of the New Year falls into the sphere of Capricorn. People born under this sign are responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful, and loyal. They are independent because they know their limits, but can feel melancholy unless they have structure and work or they feel unworthy and will continuously try to prove their worth. While the garnet is the traditional stone, there are a few others that may be of use to a Capricorn.

onyxOnyx: The onyx stone can help with wisdom and peace. It can help the Capricorn reach their higher ambitions and appreciation for the incredible things in their life. Onyx helps with their sense of responsibility and aids them realize problems.

malichiteMalachite: Malachite can assist Capricorns to become aware of their unmindful desires, fantasies, and impressions. If they can provide a bit more room on the part of emotions, their achiever and satisfaction is intended to be even greater.

tormalineTourmaline: The deep green strain of tourmaline gemstone assists Capricorns reach prosperity and fame. It can be described as monitor that these are reasonable rewards for contribution and hard work. It too assists normalize Capricorns natural ego and arrogance.

agateAgate: Agate gemstone facilitates Capricorns feel safe and comfortable. It is known as a most crucial cure for people who unable to let go even with their own immediate family. In such instances agate will boost the talent to reflect and let down ones guard.

The colours of dark blue and dark green are associated with Capricorn sun sign. Crystals of this colour, including aquamarine, adventuring, and sapphire. Many of these stones are a blue/green.

Click the link below for more crystals for Capricorn

Crystals and Gem Lore – Stones for Sagittarius

The first month of winter is the home for Sagittarius. People born under this sign are optimistic, good humoured, honest, and straightforward.

Sagittarius is a fire sign and they may benefit from crystals connected to the fire element.


carnilianCarnelian: This orange stone is said to give energy, protect from bad vibrations, guard against poverty, and calms the temper. (NOTE: carnelian is widly used for sexual arousal.)




garnetGarnet: Garnet is a symbol of glory, love, beauty and persistence. It intensifies life power, restrains anger, drives away gloomy thoughts, cheers spirit and grants friendship.




sardonyxSardonyx: It is believed to bring lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. It attracts friends and good fortune.




soladiteSoladite: Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.



For more birthstones that complement the fire element, click the link below.

Crystals and Gem Lore – Stones for Scorpio

With my series on birthstones over, I’ve decided to focus on gems and crystals that complement each of the zodiac signs. These stones are different from birthstones as they enhance the qualities of each symbol.

ScorpioFirst up is Scorpio. I know Aries is the first sign on the wheel, but the Pagan New Year begins in November.

Scorpio’s are charismatic, powerful, magnetic, and intense, but they can also be secretive and manipulative. They have a strong personality and a ‘do or die’ attitude. Scorpio is a water sign and they may benefit from crystals connected to water.





Abalone: Although not a crystal, abalone shell has been used for centuries in jewelry and carvings. This unique shell embodies all the aspects of the water element including lovebeauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight and solace It is soft to the touch from repeated tumbling in the sand and water. Abalone is useful for handling and calming emotional situations and is very soothing to the mind/body. A good stone to have for the intense personality of a Scorpio.



chalcedonyChalcedony: A type of Quartz, it helps ease self-doubts and makes one more reflective. This stone is known to absorb negative energy, eases bad dreams and it needn’t be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own. It fosters the maternal instinct and is said to aid in lactation. This stone brings the body, mind and spirit into harmony.




pearlPearl: In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions, especially for water sign.

For more birthstones that compliment Scorpio, click the link below.


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