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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    Crystals For Self Love & Drawing Love Into Your Life Well its February & we know what that means….love, hearts, chocolates and…..crystals!! Crystals are an amazing tool to use yourself if you are focusing on self love, and great for gifting to loved ones as well. There are crystals for drawing love of all kinds into your life. I feel its important to not get caught up in just relationships & partnerships on Valentine’s day. Not everyone is currently in a relationship, and some are not able to spend the holiday with their partners. None of these people should  be left out. Love is for the self first & foremost…

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    Review – Animal Totems And The Gemstone Kingdom- Spiritual Connections of Crystal Vibrations and Animal Medicine Book & The Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards by Margaret Ann Lembo

    This is a book and oracle deck that go together. The book is titled “Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom” and the cards are titled “The Animal Allies and Gemstone Oracle Cards”. Both by Margaret Ann Lembo. The book is 222 pages and the deck has 44 cards with images and written information on both sides of cards. Artwork by Richard Crookes, crystal photos by Andy Frame Photography and Ines Blersch Fotografie. Published by Findhorn Press, 2018. The book retails for $19.99 U.S. and the cards retail for $15.99 U.S. They are available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The oracle deck has 44 animals on one side of the card,…

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    Review – Witch Coloring Book: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Beautiful Witches, Magical Potions, and Spellbinding Ritual Scenes by Coloring Book Cafe

    Review Witches Coloring Book: A Colorful Book for Adults Featuring Beautiful Witches, Magical Potions, and Spellbinding Ritual Scenes by Coloring Book Cafe, 2018 I recently received this awesome coloring book to try out & review. It is a book of 24 single sided coloring pages, and it has 2 copies of each picture (48 pics total to color). This is great because if you mess up or if you and a friend want the same picture to color you have a spare! It is 8 by 10 inches so standard size for a coloring book. The title is Witches and appropriately so. This book is filled with all things witchy…

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    Book Review & Interview – Practical Magic, a Beginner’s Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics & Spells by Nikki Van De Car

    Book Review & Interview Practical Magic A Beginner’s Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics & Spells I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the beautiful book “Practical Magic”, written by Nikki Van De Car and illustrated by Katie Vernon. This book was published by Running Press Philadelphia, in 2017. It’s a beginner’s guide to all things magical. It’s 152 pages long and is a hard back book. There is an optional kit that accompanies this book, that comes with a mini-book, 2 crystal tumbles, temporary tattoos, and a fold out natal chart. Both the book and kit are available through many retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. The…

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    Review of Coloring Book of Shadows: Planner for A Magical 2019 by Ami Cesari

    Review Coloring Book of Shadows: Planner for A Magical 2019 by Ami Cesari I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the beautiful “Coloring Book of Shadows-Planner for a Magical 2019” from the author Ami Cesari. I have had both her planner and her magical coloring books in the past and have always thoroughly enjoyed them. I am an avid colorist and a fan of planners, so this combination of the two was right up my alley! There are two styles available of this book, both a regular bound book and a spiral bound option. I personally prefer spiral bound, as for me I like having the ability to…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    “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…

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    Calendar Review A Year of Crystal Healing 2019 Learn About the Chakras and Healing Powers of 13 Powerful Crystals

    Calendar Review A Year of Crystal Healing 2019 Learn About the Chakras and Healing Powers of 13 Powerful Crystals 16 Month Calendar     This 16 month calendar (Sept 18-Dec 19) is designed by Phil Buchanan, photographed by Exquisite Crystals and published by Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. It retails for $14.99 in USA. It is a standard wall calendar size. It features 13 beautiful crystals in full page photographs and explains under each crystal both that crystal’s healing powers and it’s chakra powers. The crystals featured are a nice mix, and include: clear quartz, fluorite, ajoite, amethyst, aura quartz, amazonite, moonstone, blue sapphire, brandberg quartz (amethyst), aquamarine, smoky quartz, turquoise,…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    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…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    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…

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    Wood Crystal Grid Review & Interview with Kelly Matthews from Zen and Meow

    Wood Crystal Grid Review & Interview with Kelly Matthews from Zen and Meow Kelly Matthews from Zen and Meow was so kind to send me one of her lovely wood grids made of birch in a pentacle design. It was the twelve inch size and I really enjoy the larger size grids. Lots of room to fit crystals! In her etsy shop there are tons of options for designs and all come in four sizes, 3 in, 6 in, 9 in, and 12 in. ranging in price from $7 to $33. Its great that you can personalize both the design and the size to your liking. The wood is simply top…