Retha’s Crystal Reflections

October, 2018

Protection Stones

This month I think is an appropriate time to discuss protecting yourself, your aura & your space. You can use many tools to remove negative energy from your environment, such as salt, smudge, herbs etc, but my favorite way is with crystal allies of course!

There are tons of crystals we could discuss but for lengths sake we will talk about my top 10 protection stones. They are not in any order, I encourage you to work with or wear as many of these amazing stones as you can!

Smoky Quartz: Smoky quartz is one of my favorite stones for many reasons, but for wearing as a protection amulet it is my go to. I try to wear it every single day. It not only absorbs any negative energy around you, it also transmute that energy. So its such an important tool we have been given by mama Gaia. I recommend smoky quartz for wearing and for placing inside the front entrance to your home. It will absorb any negative energy ickys being brought inside your space from all who enter. It doesn’t need to be a huge specimen, a simple smoky quartz tumble is perfect. It’s also a master healer and when placed on the body will remove toxic energies, neutralize negativity and infuse the body with healing white light. It also relieves painful emotions. I have personally seen how powerful this crystal is and can’t recommend a stone any higher.

Black Tourmaline: Black tourmaline is kinda the big gun of protection stones. It’s very heavy and strong. It removes negative energy within a person or a space.  I prefer black tourmaline buried on the four corners of the property lines, or placed in the four corners of the home. It’s also the perfect stone for protection in your vehicle as it protects from theft. I keep a black tourmaline pendant hanging from my rear view mirror. It cleanses, purifies and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. It balances, harmonizes and protects all chakras.  It’s also another great one to wear on your body as jewelry. 

Black Tourmaline Rutile: This is simply black tourmaline bars within a quartz matrix. Quartz is the ultimate magnification stone, so this is black tourmaline magnified. Black rutile cleanses and energizes the aura. It draws off negative energies and disease and helps one let go of the past. It also gives protection from the ill thoughts of others. I also love the look of black tourmaline rutile, it’s so neat looking. So this is a favorite in jewelry pieces. 

Garnet: Garnet is to me gentle loving protection, and I keep a huge piece of it on my coffee table at all times. It’s to me protection of the emotions and mind. If I’m feeling stressed or on edge this is the stone I turn to for comfort & safety. It’s a talisman of protection and unyielding strength. It increases willpower and resistance to all things negative. It’s a spiritual stone of psychic protection. One of my favorite stones to wear as jewelry. 

Black Onyx: Black Onyx is stone that absorbs, transforms and prevents the drain of personal energy. It helps provide emotional and physical strength when support is needed during stressful, confusing or tumultuous times. It’s a good stone for grief. It also protects you from psychic attack and guards the wearer from the evil eye.

Black Kyanite: Black Kyanite is a stone that instantly upon contact clears anything of negative energy. It also never needs to be cleansed. It’s a great stone to keep on hand, if you get a new stone or piece of jewelry you can just touch the black kyanite to it and its clear & ready to go. So simple! I also keep a blade of black kyanite with my tarot & oracle cards. When i pull them out to use them I always place my black kyanite on top for a minute before I shuffle. Black Kyanite clears all energy blockages and imbalances within the chakras. It aligns, grounds and centers. It elevates the level of good vibrations within the energy field. It repairs tears or holes when placed upon the chakra points with its healing energy. Obviously wearing this stone will keep you clean and clear of any unwanted energies as well. Its a spectacular stone!

Aegirine: This is a rarer more expensive stone but well worth the trouble to find. Its claim to fame and what makes this stone unique is its ability to act as a shield that guards the aura, all while assisting the wearer to discover their courage and confidence in refining their power and strength. It’s known as a “guardian harmonizer”. It removes negative cords and energy attachments within the auric field. It also protects from electromagnetic smog. 

Obsidian: Obsidian is strongly protective and forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attacks and absorbs negative energy from the environment. It draws out mental stress and tension. It’s a cleaner of psychic smog created in your aura. Obsidian is an auric cleanser. Specifically golden sheen or silver sheen obsidian can be used as a “bar of soap” and run along the entire body making back and forth motions like you are scrubbing away all negativity from your auric field. 

Selenite: Selenite is a beautiful, easy to find and inexpensive crystal that u can use to clear other stones, clear a space, open ritual circle or sacred space and clear yourself. It has an angelic feeling to me. Pure white light. It looks like it’s literally glowing sometimes. Selenite resonates at higher frequencies. Used for undoing the effects of negative emotions on one’s mind and body. Placing on the body it removes unwanted or negative energies.  A great beginner stone as well. I love a flat piece of selenite or charging plate that you can place smaller stones or your jewelry on to clear. 

Shungite: Shungite is a detoxifier and a cleanser. It kills and devours anything that harms people and then restores what is good. Its been called “miracle stone” and “stone of life”. It has been used for water purification since ancient Rome. It’s also a good stone to protect yourself from harmful EMF’s. I keep a Shungite pyramid in front of my tv for this purpose. It’s also a perfect stone to wear, especially if you are around a lot of different energies in the workplace, such as hospitals and trauma centers. Shungite keeps you from picking up negative and unwanted energy from others and the environment. 

I hope this is a useful brief explanation of some helpful crystals to work with for whatever type of protection you are needing. These are all staples in my crystal collection and I can’t imagine doing without them! 

On another note, if you are looking to start gridding, or in the market for crystal grids, I encourage you to read my three grid reviews/interviews that are in this months content here on Pagan Pages. Grids for all price points and different materials. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by this month and I hope you will come back next month! 

Have a blessed Samhain!

Love & crystal blessings,      Xoxo Retha



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. 

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March, 2010

Diet and Psychic Ability

What are the aura and chakras, and why are they important?
The aura is the energy field around your body. It contains three
layers- the body, mind, and spirit. They are separate but affect
each other. If there is a problem in one it can manifest a physical
problem in another. For instance if you neglect an emotional issue, it
can create a physical illness.
The chakras are points along the center line of our body where the
energy lines connect and cross. There are seven- the root, belly,
solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. When these energy
centers are blocked they can also manifest problems in our life.
The purpose of this column will be to tell you how to see these
different parts of the aura, a bit about each one, and how to heal them.
I firmly believe all people are born psychic, to some degree. Some
more so than others but all psychic. Watch small children in their
environment. They truly are naturally intuitive. As we grow many of us
are told that the things we experience are in our heads or unreal. We
try to rationalize away what we can’t explain or don’t understand.
In order to begin viewing and interpreting auras you need to re-awaken
your psychic awareness. There are many ways to do this, the first
being simply the desire to be open and aware. Next is to take care or
your general health. A body that is cluttered is a mind that is
cluttered. A raw food detox is excellent in clearing your mind and
opening your focus. Raw foods contain enzymes which help you digest
the foods and gain optimal nutritional absorption. As I have mentioned
before the mind body and spirit are connected and when the body is
clear, so is the mind. The body is not meant to retain toxic
materials. If you are not excreting regularly after meals you are not
only retaining toxins but also not absorbing as much nutrition as you
should from your food. This column is not about raw food diets as
there are many resources on the subject out there. I highly recommend
authors Natalia Rose and Ani Phyo to start with.

Next is to clear mind and body with yoga. Yoga becomes a spiritual
experience as we hold and maintain positions. Many yoga traditions,
particularly kundalini yoga, focus on visualizing and opening the
chakras. We will talk about this more as we discuss healing, but when
the body and mind are aligned physically and spiritually in thr manner
which yoga demands, it becomes easier to open ones self to outside
psychic influences.
Regular meditation is a must. Set yourself up a corner somewhere in
your home or on your property with comfortable seating or cushions where
you can sit or lie. If you desire you may ring a bell, play
instrumental music, or light a candle. Safe space is key. Before
beginning say a prayer to the energy source of your choice asking for
protection over your circle as you work Clear your mind. If thought
enters acknowledge it, label it thought, and then push it away. See
what visions and mesages come to you. Pay attention to the things that
don’t seem
To have been put there by your own conscious thought. As you practice.
you will begin to have visions or hear phrases that don’t seem to have
entered by your own thought or creation. Keep a notebook to write down
these experiences after each session.
Clear spirit, clear mind, clear body, and absolutely important to
awakening your psychic ability in cases where you feel your ability
has been blocked, stunted, or lost.
Beginning or incorporating even a few of these practices will aid you.
as we begin our journey in seeing, interpreting, and healing auras
together through this column.