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Crystal Balls

January 1st, 2019

Crystal
ball are used for divination (scrying) and spirit summoning. It is a
well respected technique of divination and is used through the use of
reflective surfaces and taking advantage of the bioplasmic energy
(psychic power) in inanimate objects like crystals as it comes from
the cosmos itself. If you can tune into that force the crystal ball
will be very beneficial.

They
should usually be made from clear quartz and can be large or small.
Smoky quartz is beneficial if you mainly want to use it for summoning
spirits. Manmade crystals are spiritually dead, so use those only
for decoration. Natural crystals are what you want. Some people
think it is better to be given one as a gift, but personally I think
you should choose your own. It is a very personal object so you want
to choose it carefully. You should be drawn to it and feel its
energy.

The
crystal ball is a tool of Pisces and the modern clear round ball is
effective because it evokes the image of the moon. Now, some people
can’t afford a real crystal ball, but there are
other options. Even using something like a glass bottle of water, ink
or water in a pan, etc. will give you some results, but the power of
a cleansed crystal ball will be much more substantial.

A
new crystal ball must be cleansed by exposing it to the light of the
full moon at least once (13 times is ideal) before use. A crystal
ball covered in negative energy and spiritual debris will cause
disturbances and may not be accurate. Also, when you are not using
it, you should keep in covered in a dark cloth. A great way to clean
the crystal ball is with a blend of spring water and vinegar, charged
waters, mugwort hydrosol or a water-based herbal infusion with dried
mugwort and/or anise-seed.

Crystal-gazing
is a great way to get into clairvoyance. You should stand the
crystal ball on a black base or black cloth so that when you look
into it there are no distractions. You don’t
want anything to draw your attention away. The lighting should be
behind you and it’s best to be in a semi-darkened room. Close your
eyes and try to empty your mind and be open to the energies and aura
around you. Then open your eyes and gaze into the center of the
crystal. When you see a shadow or shape, clear your mind and follow
them. You may immediately see someone or something or you may see it
fill with smoke. The smoke will probably fill up the whole ball and
then start to dissipate and leave a scene. This is called clouding.

If
you don’t get anything, don’t worry. Keep
looking for about ten minutes, but not much more. You don’t want to
force anything or strain yourself in anyway. Just give up and try the
next day. You will develop your own way of working with the crystal
ball. Some see images right away, but sometimes you may need to try
for a few days and weeks. Do not strain to get results, just relax
and let it happen. At first you won’t have much control over what
you see, but as you progress you will adjust and you will improve at
clearing your mind and you will start to see what or whom you
mentally ask for. If you are constantly getting negative or scary
images or feelings you may want to try cleansing it again, cast a
protective circle or simply try a different type of divination.
Crystal balls just aren’t for everyone. Keep in mind when
attempting to communicate with spirits, you should always cast a
circle first.

Titania’s Crystal Ball

From the earliest of times people have been looking for answers, answers to questions that can only come from the inner most realms of the spirit world. The ancient form of divination known as scrying is made easy for the novice as well as the seasoned hand with Titania’s Crystal Ball. Whether you scry using an airy meditative trance or through clairvoyance or clairaudience you will find the wisdom you are seeking with this wonderful metaphysical tool.

Titania’s Crystal Ball is excellent kit for beginners, and includes an exceptionally clear glass orb, beautifully polished round wood stand, and a 64 page companion book. The companion book is a great introduction to crystallomancy and through Titania’s empathetic and knowledge filled approach, the novice is encouraged to gently experiment while learning to use this matchless tool.

However you choose to use the kit e.g. meditation, divination, devotion, or decoration, Titania’s Crystal Ball is the one for you.

Titania’s Crystal Ball
Now You Can “See” Your Future
Titania Hardie
ISBN: 9781859061398
Kit
Book
Connections
$18.95

5 1/2 x 5 1/2
64 pages
April 1, 2007

Quartz Crystal

 

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(Image courtesy: Shijewels https://www.etsy.com/shop/shijewels)

 

Sometimes known in ancient times as “frozen water from heaven”, clear quartz is one of the most versatile stones in the mineral realm. It’s often used for amplifying, balancing, clearing and cleansing but this crystal will also energize, activate and transmit. Quartz crystals are not always clear, some are opaque, some have hints of color because of an additional mineral, no matter the clarity it does not minimize or maximize this stones abilities.

Quartz crystals can be used for any healing or spiritual purpose and can be programmed for any specific task you wish to use it for. It will take your energy to a perfect vibrational state allowing you to accomplish the intended use that you have programmed it with. I frequently pair one of my other crystals with a quartz to amplify its healing energies. I’ve also added Quartz to my tarot decks because it helps establish a strong, clear connection to a higher guidance.

This multidimensional stone can also be used as a cleanser and it’s been said that it can hold an immeasurable amount of energy. I have quartz pieces scattered throughout my house as an additional cleanser to my smudging routine. Whether you use this crystal for cleansing, healing or amplifying another stones properties, all crystals having healing potential, your interaction with each crystal is unique. Take some time, meditate and discover the healing properties that this crystalline structure has for you.

Cleansing and Charging

 

Crystals absorb and hold the energy from their surroundings. Each time you or someone else comes in contact with your crystals they retain some of the energy from that interaction. After each use you should take time to clear away the energy that they’ve taken on as well as recharging to make sure that your minerals intent is restored. This ensures that your crystals are ready to use when needed.

 

There are a few different ways to cleanse and recharge your crystals and minerals. Below are some of the different techniques that I’ve used.

 

Smudging – I use white sage and palo santo wood. I will either hold the stones in the smoke or using my feather I will wave the smoke over them.

 

 

Full Moon – I normally set them on my window sill during the three day/night cycle of the full moon.

 

Sun – As with the moon, you can place them on your window sill or in front of a window. Just be aware that some minerals may fade if exposed to the sunlight for extended periods of time.

 

 

Water – I’ve only used this a handful of times but you can bathe them in lukewarm water. Make sure that your crystal isn’t water soluble like Selenite!

 

Earth – You can bury them in soil whether it be in your garden or a potted plant in your home, again I would make sure that the crystals you have aren’t water soluble.

 

 

Energy – I’ve also used visual cleansing, while holding the stones or crystals I will ground myself then visualize golden light entering my crown chakra and as it runs its course through my body, I visualize it washing over the crystal as well.

 

Crystals – Some minerals naturally cleanse so I have a lot of small pieces of hematite just for this purpose. There are also a few crystals that never need to be cleansed or recharged and hematite is one of them.

 

My preferred method of cleansing and recharging is the Energy method. I really like being touchy feely with my minerals and I feel that having a physical and visual connectedness with them strengthens our bond so to speak. That isn’t to say that it’s the best method, it’s just what works for me. Which method or technique speaks to you? Do you have one that you use or prefer over the others? Or do you do something completely different? If so, let me know I’d love to hear what works or doesn’t work for you.

LED Crystal Grid Review & Interview with Jessica Miller from Cracked Crystal Co.

Jessica Miller from the Cracked Crystal Co. was so sweet as to send me one of her LED light up grids to try out. It measures 11in X 9.5 in X 1 in. It came with 2 different design plates (made of glass). You can interchange them in the wooden holder. It’s so neat to have 2 options! You place the glass grid you are working with into the wooden slots to hold it in place. Then you attach the plugs that come with it and connect to an electric source. It’s easy to put together. Then you set up your grid. When you are ready to add color to your gridding experience, it comes with a remote to control which colors you want to use.

Only thing I would recommend is including instructions for the remote (sometimes I need the extra help lol). After I turned it on it was a gorgeous blue. I wasn’t expecting it to be so bright! It’s visually stunning! Then I changed the colors many times and each color looked cooler than the last! So much fun and really brings a new layer to the gridding process! I love being able to change colors to suit my intentions. I took pictures of the different colors but unfortunately the pics do not do this grid justice.

It doesn’t translate onto the picture. But trust me it is a feast for the eyes! I really am enjoying this grid and look forward to trying different color combinations with different stones. A whole new world of possibilities! This LED light up grid is $85 and comes with 2 glass grids.You can choose which 2 patterns you want.  In the etsy shop there are also wood and lucite grid options as well. I highly recommend this light up grid. It truly is magical!

I had the opportunity to ask Jessica some questions about gridding and here are her responses.

Q: How did you get started using and making grids?

Jessica: I’ve loved crystals for a long time and grown a lot in my spiritual journey throughout the years. Grids helped me better understand my crystals and energy work so of course I wanted to help spread that knowledge. 

Q: What are the different styles and materials you make your grids?

Jessica: Currently we offer grids in wood, lucite and glass. We feature several sacred geometry grids and a few homemade patterns.

Q: What is your personal favorite grid you offer and why?

Jessica: I am personally partial to our cut out flower of life grid. It’s delicate and gorgeous to look at. I also so appreciate how different our illuminating grid is. There is something powerful about that color under your crystals!

Q: What do you use gridding for?

Jessica: Stress relief mostly. I find setting up the grids very relaxing. Taking the time to listen to your stones and see how they work together is so rewarding. 

Q: What are some of your favorite crystals to grid with?

Jessica: Ok so my absolute favorite combo is amethyst and celestite. Such sweet and loving energy. Like a hug from the universe. 

Q: Why is gridding an effective tool to add to one’s daily practice?

Jessica: It’s a time to set aside for yourself and your crystals. Like meditation its important to take that time daily (or as often as you can).

Q: How long have you worked with grids?

Jessica: I began working with grids in 2017, so not very long! Honestly, I used to think they were foolish. What would I get out of gridding that I didn’t get from my stones on their own? Boy am I glad I tried it!

Q: What’s one thing you want to share that I haven’t asked?

Jessica: This practice is there for self-love and improvement. Remember, you are wonderful and your journey is beautiful. May you be well, happy and peaceful.

Q: For my readers to follow/contact you, what are all of your social media links?

Jessica:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrackedCrystalCo

FB: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669939697773948ref=content_filter

Instagram:  @CrackedcrystalCo

Pinterest: https://pin.it/in6qpprtysi5vh 

Thank you so much to Jessica for both sending me such a gorgeous grid and for taking the time to answer my questions!

Love and crystal blessings, Xoxo Retha

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About the Author:

Retha N. Lent has been married for 17 years to her husband Mark & they have four cats that are their life. She lives in Norristown, Pa. Retha has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Counseling Sciences from Drexel University. She is the owner of “Retha’s Crystals” & sells sterling silver unique crystal jewelry & specimens on her FB business page. She has a FB group for her customers and those interested in learning more about crystals & all things magical called “Retha’s Crystal Circle“. She is also an advisor in the Sage Goddess Affiliate Program. She has her Holistic Healing Certificate and Pillars of Priestessing certificates from Sage Goddess. She is also an Ordained Pagan Minister from the Universal Life Church. Retha has a passion for crystals, nature, astrology, working with moon cycles, ritual practices, tarot and oracle cards, runes, essential oils, herbs, manifestation work, ancient cultures, magic & music. Her favorite place is New Orleans, La. Retha has an extensive personal crystal collection and loves sharing her love of crystals with the world. She has been a practicing pagan since she was 16 years old. 

You can reach her at [email protected] or on her business page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Rethas-Crystals-197411227666484/

Or in her FB group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1960619300929876

Her Sage Goddess affiliate link is:

www.sagegoddess.com/ref/84/

Or follow her on Instagram at @spookygirl16

 

“Super Seven & Auralite Twenty-Three: All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know”

Hi
everyone and Happy New Year!! I want to start off this year telling
you a bit about both super seven and auralite twenty-three. These are
two of my very favorite crystals because for one they are absolutely
stunning, and secondly they are the ultimate multi-taskers as they
contain many minerals in both and therefore contain the properties of
all the included minerals! How cool is that?! You can wear just one
piece of jewelry and gain the metaphysical benefits of all the
minerals you need! And to me the patterns and variety of colors
included are so very stunning, I have never seen a piece of super
seven or auralite twenty-three that I haven’t loved! 

Super Seven”

First
lets talk about super seven. Super seven, just as the name implies,
contains seven minerals. They are amethyst, smoky quartz,
lepidocrocite, cacoxenite, clear quartz, rutile and geothite. All of
these minerals alone are fantastic crystals to wear or use, but
having all seven of these power stones in one is beyond wonderful. 

Super seven comes from Espirito Santo (which translates to ‘holy spirit’) in Brazil. It is still relatively rare and therefore expensive. It is also referred to as “Melodys Stone” and “Sacred Seven”. It can be purple, gray, orange, red, brown and clear.This crystal is known as being high vibrational and called a stone of higher consciousness. It is an enhancer of all types. It aids in personal ascension, assists in development of all psychic gifts, aids in channeling, and brings souls into communication with the divine. 

It guides to help change the vibrational level of the whole planet! It links humanity. It aids you in taking the right path. It provides clarity of mind and revitalizes and clears the entire energy field. It clears the mind of distracting thoughts and anxiety and brings you to a sacred and tranquil realm. It clears & aligns all the chakras. It is great for all zodiac signs. 

It
attunes you to its abilities to trigger development of psychic
abilities to promote further healing of the earth and wellness on all
levels. It provides universal protection and universal creativity. It
guides and inspires creative life force. 

This
crystal is healing, grounding, protective, powerful and
transformational. A stone of expansion. It is a great stone for
sleeping as it creates peace and harmony. It is perfect for crystal
healers and meditation as it provides physical, intellectual and
spiritual healing. It also creates stability during chaotic times.
And it has the added benefit of heightening the vibrations of all
other crystals near it. So as you can see, this is a super stone
indeed. I could go on, but for lengths sake I will wrap it up….we
still have auralite twenty-three to dive into!

Auralite
Twenty-Three”

Also
known as “Auralite amethyst” and “kindred spirit
crystal”. Auralite Twenty-three contains 23 minerals. Xray
diffraction has identified these 23 minerals, though much is
comprised of amethyst, citrine, and a rare type of green quartz. Keep
in mind also that scientists cannot identify all of the minerals
within, because a meteor dissipated into the crystal over 1.5 billion
years ago and the minerals are not of this planet. Here are the 23 we
can identify: titanite, cacoxenite, lepidocrocite, ajoite, hematite,
pyrite, magnetite, geothite, pyrolucite, gold, silver, copper,
platinum, nickel, iron, limonite, sphalerite, covellite,
chalcopyrite, gialite, epidote, bornite and rutile. Wow…what a
combo!!! This crystal is a newer find and only comes from Canada. It
is mined in the “cave of wonders” or Boreal forest in
thunder bay, northwestern Ontario. It is one of the very oldest
crystals, more than 1.5 billion years old. It can be gray, purple,
clear, orange and red in color. It can also display beautiful etching
and chevron phantom banding.

This
crystal has an extremely high frequency and an abundance of
properties. It is a stone of new consciousness. It can even be too
strong and intense for some (much like moldavite). Being grounded is
important when working with this stone. It is a master healer and is
meant to be used. This stone is meant to change both your life and
the world around you for the betterment of mankind. Its used for code
clearing, DNA healing and cellular activation. It also activates
spiritual DNA and the pineal gland. It reminds our bodies of its
proper vital functions and brings forth regeneration and
rejuvenation.

Auralite
23 aids us in spiritual evolution, and enhances all spiritual and
psychic gifts. It helps with communication with spirit guides,
angels, ascended masters, and source energy.  It is great for
astral travel, lucid dreaming and accessing the akashic records and
past lives. It can heal the inner child and help release old karmic
patterns.

This
crystal balances and activates all the chakras and even the chakras
above the head and below the feet. It balances and awakens kundalini
energy. It aids us in self-acceptance and self-confidence. 

It can also revive our lifeforce, relax the body, remove tension, and relieve headaches and muscle spasms and pain.

It
can help to end bad relationships and create a healthy long lasting
one. It can help to create a divine line from you to your twin
flame. 

Auralite
23 is perfect for healing, meditation, deep soul work and exploring
ones own consciousness. 

As you can see from the huge amount of properties each of these power crystals have (and this is only some!), they are both very special crystals. If you can get your hands on one or both I highly recommend you give them a try!

Thanks for taking the time to read and I’ll see you back next month!

Crystal
Blessings and Happy 2019! 

References:

Www.crystalvaults.com

Www.crystalpedia.com

Www.auralite-23.info

Www.spiritialmagickal.com

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About
the Author:

Retha
N. Lent

has been married for 17 years to her husband Mark & they have
four cats that are their life. She lives in Norristown, Pa. Retha has
her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Counseling Sciences
from Drexel University. She is the owner of “Retha’s
Crystals
” & sells sterling silver unique crystal jewelry &
specimens on her FB business page. She has a FB group for her
customers and those interested in learning more about crystals &
all things magical called “Retha’s
Crystal Circle
“. She is also an advisor in the Sage
Goddess
Affiliate
Program.
She has her Holistic Healing Certificate and Pillars of Priestessing
certificates from Sage Goddess. She is also an Ordained Pagan
Minister from the Universal Life Church. Retha has a passion for
crystals, nature, astrology, working with moon cycles, ritual
practices, tarot and oracle cards, runes, essential oils, herbs,
manifestation work, ancient cultures, magic & music. Her favorite
place is New Orleans, La. Retha has an extensive personal crystal
collection and loves sharing her love of crystals with the world. She
has been a practicing pagan since she was 16 years old. 

You
can reach her at [email protected]
or on her business
page on FB
:
https://www.facebook.com/Rethas-Crystals-197411227666484/

Or
in her
FB group
:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1960619300929876

Her
Sage
Goddess
affiliate link is:

www.sagegoddess.com/ref/84/

Or
follow her on Instagram at @spookygirl16

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