Retha’s Crystal Reflections

November, 2018

Crystals for Healing- My Top Picks

One of the most important things we can use our crystal allies for is healing of all kinds. There are professional crystal healers that you can go to which is a wonderful experience, or you can treat yourself with crystals you have at home. These are my personal favorites, all for different reasons. I have had some amazing results from some and I will share which ones I have experienced this with. All of these are worth adding to your arsenal of tools. These are in no particular order. Each is very special and beneficial for different ailments. Lets get started!

Smoky Quartz

Since smoky quartz absorbs and transmutes negative energy, this is an appropriate stone for healing. Holding it against the skin at the site of your pain or disease will help pull the bad stuff out. I have personally seen smoky quartz perform a miracle. It healed my husband a few years ago when he developed a lump/growth on his throat. After leaving the ER and 3 separate Drs looking at it with concern, we went home and he held a piece in his hand and against his throat as much as he could over the next day until we could get him seen by the specialist. When we got to his appointment and the Dr looked in his throat… It was completely gone! He even had a camera put down there to look….and there was nothing there. The lump had been there for weeks growing bigger….Drs saw it….I saw it. (This was our personal experience and can’t be expected to work miracles every time), but I’m sharing this because its worth trying if you have anything you are suffering with whether minor or major. It could really help!


Bloodstone, which is red jasper in green jasper, has been used for thousands of years as a healing stone. It’s used to detoxify and purify the body. It can regenerate cells and tissue, making it a go-to wound treatment. It’s the athletes stone, it was used in ancient Rome and Greece for amulets to wear during athletic competitions for confidence, endurance, to increase physical strength and to protect from injury or disease. Bloodstone is great for circulation and for muscle aches and pains. It even heals emotional wounds and helps stabilize moods. 

Lithium Quartz & Lepidolite

Lithium Quartz contains lithium. As does Lepidolite. Both are the same but remember quartz amplifies, so working with lithium quartz has the added benefit of the quartz to magnify the lepidolite. Lithium is a medication for bipolar disorder. The pharmaceutical company’s mine Lepidolite to use for making the medication. You can use Lepidolite (especially rough) to run your fingers over and it flakes off in sheets or layers as you rub (it’s a type of mica which is a layered flake mineral) You will see a glittery substance on your finger after rubbing it. This is the medicine entering you through your skin. No worries, you cannot overdose or overdo it! These are the perfect stones for stress relief of any kind, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, panic attacks, and all mental disorders. (Please use this in addition to any psych meds you already take-this is not a replacement to your medication, its meant to compliment not replace). Lepidolite/lithium quartz also helps with grief and loss and deep emotional pain. It heals the heart during these circumstances and reduces shock and confusion. Great for grief of children and pets. It helps you to be in harmony with spirit to feel more content and serene. 


Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It helps with insomnia and provides inner peace and a calm mental state. It helps reduce nightmares (great for children to sleep with) and fears. It reduces tension and anxiety. It helps emotional healing especially related to guilt and phobias. It helps with PTSD. Great for any kind of mental illness. It filters out negative energy. It balances the immune system, overcomes calcium deficiencies and balances the metabolism. It helps control blood pressure, reduce edema and heals the heart. Great for any kind of throat ailments. For me, sodalite works best for me when I have a migraine or headache. I lay down and place it on my forehead with my eyes closed. It’s worked when nothing else would. Its my go to when I feel a headache coming on. 


Danburite is one of my favorite crystals. It’s a synergy 12 stone and is a master healer. It’s an amazing stone for any long-term ailments. It regulates cell disorders, activates T cells and the thymus, lowers high blood pressure, treats the liver and gallbladder, aids with muscle and motor function and alleviates pain and migraines. It can prevent heart attacks and heal heart conditions. It clears allergies and has a very strong detoxifying effect. It also lessons fatigue and helps you to overcome shock and trauma. 

Golden Healer Quartz

Golden healer quartz activates healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. It helps to raise your vibrations and frequencies in your body and releases blockages. It restores the bodies balance and encourages peace. It’s a master healer for any condition, repairs cellular memory, enhances the organs and stimulates the immune system.


Sugilite imparts a sense of calm and reduces fear and tensions which have a negative side effect on your physical health. Sugilite that contains high amounts of manganese are great pain relievers. It treats arthritis and pain from any kind of inflammation. It also relieves headaches. It may also help the body to fight viruses. It’s a perfect stone for those going through cancer treatments. Sugilite is a comprehensive healing stone for healing both the body and the mind. 

Chlorite Quartz

Chlorite Quartz is a powerful healing combo. The quartz as we know amplifies the chlorite purifying and detoxifying properties. It works on both the physical and auric body. It cleanses the chakras, aura, and energy meridians. It’s great for dealing with excessive anger and frustration. It helps you process and move on to acknowledge, forgive, release and move forward. It also resolves issues of the heart. 

Tibetan Quartz

Tibetan quartz is quartz that comes from Tibet. They are hard to access and very powerful master healers. They are usually easy to ID because of their signature black inclusions (which some believe are carbon inclusions but others disagree) and they are normally double terminated as well. Tibetan quartz heals all of the bodies energy centers. It gives out energies which activate and balance the chakras and meridian system. It helps you to heal by clearing, especially the lower chakras of trauma. This is a perfect choice for treating any long-term illnesses. 

Blue Kyanite & Green Kyanite

Blue kyanite aligns and clears all the chakras. It balances yin/yang energy and dispels blockages. It provides calming and brings tranquility. This is a powerful stone for broken bones, or surgery on any part of the body. It’s helpful for sciatica, joint pain, neuralgia, arthritis, allergies and strengthens the immune system. It’s also great for bipolar and Alzheimer’s.

Green kyanite is a great variety of kyanite for healing. In general green stones can always be used for healing. Green kyanite can improve emotional balance, health and performance and relieve stress and distress. Great for the heart, nervous system,  for hormonal balance and immune system response. 

I hope this helps to get you started on performing your own crystal healing. It’s as simple as holding the appropriate stones in your hands or placing them against the area of your body that is hurting. Meditating or sleeping with the crystals are others ways to get benefits. Give one of these a try to start out. It helps to also keep a journal or log of your experiences to refer back to so you’re able to track what works or doesn’t work for you.

These properties are just guidelines. Remember we are all individuals and what works for one person may not work the same for another. Trial & error will help you narrow down what works for yourself specifically. Good luck and I’d love to hear about your experience with any of these crystals! Feel free to email me or contact me via fb to share with me! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to read and I hope you will come back next month too!

Crystal Blessings and I hope you had a blessed Samhain!



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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Worth the Witch

November, 2018

The Magickal Earth


Nature’s Miracles”


This month we are diving into a box that is deceivingly small by The Magickal Earth. Their Premium Subscription Box is packed to the gills with items “curated to offer guidance through the months astrological phase. The box will always feature a monthly astrological overview, a brief monthly horoscope, a tarot card chosen for you by the universe, crystals and gems to match the months energy, along with a variation of surprises including items such as, candles, essential oils, soap and, smudge sticks.”

All of this is included in the Premium Subscription Box for only $49.99 a month. This is just one of the Subscription Boxes that The Magickal Earth has to offer. They range in price from a mere $14.99 to $49.99 and cover a variety of wants and needs, from Crystal Boxes to Bath Boxes.


Now, let’s get into the box!

The smell emanating from the box is delicious and enticing. It makes me want to tear it open in a rush, but I must be methodical! So I open it carefully and peek inside.

First things first…what do we pull out???


Astrology Reading

When you are ordering your box you are asked to give your birth date. This is because The Magickal Earth includes a personal monthly astrology reading with this subscription box. I’m a Libra as you can see. You also get a pamphlet with planetary influences & energies for the month of the sign of the box.


One Card Pull

A one card Tarot pull is done for you. My card chosen was Temperance. They send you the card that is pulled for you along with another sheet that explains the Tarot card. It is up to you to read how this card plays in your life.


Abalone Smudge Shell

I am in love with this Abalone Shell. It’s large and very iridescent inside, delicate seeming, but sturdy, and gorgeous. The picture only sort of catches a bit of rainbow on the inside.

The iridescence is carried over the outside over a silver finish. There are a few “portholes” along the side that just add to the beauty. On the “mound side” there is a slight rusty patina on some of the holes giving it a real sea feeling.



Now this is an awesome piece of Blood stone that The Magickal Earth sends you. It is a big, smooth, tumbled piece. It is the size of the palm of your hand. It feels delicate, you don’t want to drop it. The color play in the stone is mesmerizing. A small card with some facts about Bloodstone accompanies the stone.


Quartz & Green Aventurine Stones

Two pieces of Quartz. They are both points. One is unique as it has a two points connected, one off shoot from the side. The larger one is a decent size, and the tinier one is on a small-scale but the uniqueness of it makes up for that.

The Green Aventurine is marbled with two shades of a light and dark green. It is smooth, tumbled, and medium-sized. A beautiful specimen.



This is my favorite piece of Citrine that I have ever seen. I am amazed at the generous size. It is simply gorgeous! This picture does not do it justice. I could not get one that did. A huge piece of rough Citrine. A cloudy white base that rises to a deep yellow top that is flecked with almost rust colored specs. The vibrations coming from this stone are amazing.


Lip Care

Lip care by Night Bloom Apothecary is included in the Subscription Box. It feels very moisturizing on the lips. The scent is natural. It leaves a fresh feeling behind. When you rub your lips together it blends in nicely. It’s not overly oily feeling on your mouth or gooky.


Bar of Soap

Minty Magic is the name of the bar. The sticker on the back of the packaging tells you all the ingredients. It has a true mint scent, not a sweet mint, but a fresh mint scent. It lathers nicely and leaves behind a clean feeling, not dry.



Crystal Infused Energy Cleansing Mist

This blend is by NightBloom Apothecary. You can see the herbs & stones in this mixture. More so than I have seen in other’s that I have reviewed. You shake it and hear the many crystals chime against each other. When reading the ingredients you see they are pure de-stressers; lavender, clary sage, etc… The scent is amazing and it leaves you feeling soothed.


Stand and Smudge Stick to Complete Smudge Set

Now I am on the bottom of the box and what do I find? The Magickal Earth truly meant for this to be a Smudge Set. They have included a Stand. I thought the gorgeous Abalone Shell was just a stand alone. This is a great surprise. It’s a very nice wooden stand accompanied by a large smudge stick. This is a most wonderful Smudge Set.


My Overall Opinion…

I found The Magickal Earth to have a very impressive box. I really enjoyed their theme of cleansing in the box and think they kept it on target with great products made of wonderful quality. The portions in their Subscription Box were very generous. I have found my new citrine for working with. The Smudge Kit is a great gift for those new to smudging as well as those who have been smudging for years. The Energy Cleansing Mist impressed me the most with it’s quality. I also, really appreciated their personal attention with the astrology reading & one card drawing.  It really personalizes your box, you know no one else is getting a box like yours.  They spent time thinking about just you for the moment.  This box is most definitely Worth the Witch!


We got to speak with the woman behind The Magickal Earth boxes, Janet Barto, and ask her the usual from Worth the Witch. Here is what Janet had to say…

PaganPagesOrg (PPO): What brought the idea of your box to you?

Janet Barto(JB): When we started the Magickal Earth we started not with the subscription box in mind. I wanted to do what I loved most and that was crystals and rocks. The subscription box idea just came. We looked at the different boxes being offered and wanted to be unique. Thus, we came up with combining Astrology, Tarot and Crystals together.

PPO: How did you begin them?

JB: I won’t lie, it was a huge process. So much research went into every aspect. From Designing the box to how the contents would be included. I must say it is very hard work to start a subscription box. Especially ours and other like ours. So much attention to every detail. When you start you want every single piece to be absolutely perfect.

PPO: How do you choose what you include inside of them?

JB: First, we look at the Astrological calendar, then we look at the season, and from there I let my intuition take it home. Every item is hand chosen. Every item has a meaning of some kind to make it all part of the whole.

PPO: Is yours a recurring monthly box?

JB: Yes, we offer our box in many forms. We have a recurring box on Cratejoy and on our website. We then also off 3 or 6 month subscriptions at a discounted rate. Costing ranges from $14.99 delivered to $49.99 delivered.

PPO: Are you, yourself pagan?

JB: I am a second degree priestess within Chalice Hart in Washington. I am also a medium and I have trained in Shaman work.

PPO: Tell us about your interests.

JB: I have 2 business I now run full-time. But when I get to play we go on Jeep Runs. We do a lot of off roading in the mountains. I also love Football and Baseball.

PPO: Did you feel the pagan world was missing something to make you create your Box?

JB: This is a good question. I believe the answer is that I wanted ordinary people who had interests in Astrology and in Tarot to be able to order a box that was not just about witchcraft or spells. Kind of a middle ground. I wanted to really try to express that we are all part of the universe no matter what religion or craft you follow.

PPO: Do you have a site and sell other products?

JB: Our website is still a work in progress. As we are doing the boxes we are meeting people with many wonderful handmade items. Magickal Earth is about anything that comes from the Earth.

Our goal at The Magickal Earth is about personal attention. When you order from us we think hard about exactly the right stone or item to pick out for you. We understand how difficult it is for people to order crystals online. It is hard to not be able to see or feel. So when we are choosing for you, we are thinking hard about you and letting the universe help us chose the right one.

The Magickal Earth is growing everyday. And we believe that those who order from us become part of our family. It is all about our connection to them through the universe.


I think they really understood and connected with me. From my readings…to the crystals that really rang a note with me…this was an incredible box. Thank you Janet Barto for taking the time to chat with us. You really have an incredible box on your hands.


If you would like to get The Magickal Earth’s Boxes in your hands, Here’s their links:

The Magickal Earth’s Website:


The Magickal Earth on CrateJoy:


The Magickal Earth Bath Box on CrateJoy:








About the Author:

Jennifer Wright is a witch on a path of change that is always winding. She founded PaganPagesOrg in the hopes of giving those a platform to share and learn without judgment. There are too many important things to her and not enough room to mention them. You are one of them.

Stones Corner

April, 2011


Protects, heals, helps prevent wounds, purifies.  Aids circulation.  Relieves headaches and mental stress.  Helps money flow.  Considered an emblem of courage in ancient times.  In medieval Europe it was worn to clear bloodshot eyes, control bleeding, and ward off disease and accidents.    Used to calm, ground, revitalize.  Classic for wealth, menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductivity, imbalance.  Cleanings heart and blood circulation. marrow, thymus, lungs.  Increases courage. Acts on 1st chakra.

Boji Stone

Grounding, electromagnetic.  Balances body’s energy field.  Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand.  Recharges electrically in sun.  Store boji’s apart – magneticness neutralizes each other.  Also wearing/holding with tiger’s eye or other stone containing asbestos may bring on ill feeling.  R This conglomerate of various minerals is a bridge between the mineral and the plant kingdoms.  It can proved subconscious training to humans wanting to bond with nature, specifically plants.  Therefore, communication is the theme, especially telepathic.  Works on 5th chakra.


Flattens and grounds energy.  Poor conductor.  Not generally used for healing but can be for the bronze in it.  Can dull/block energy.  May be used as shield, reducing sensitivity and awareness.  Assists hair growth and skin rejuvenation.