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QUARTZ CRYSTAL BALL

Metaphysical Properties- I am sure many of you are familiar with the magical 'Crystal Ball' which has always been a symbol of the occult and fortune telling.  When Crystal Balls are 'gazed' into it maybe possible to see into the past or tune into the future. Crystal Balls are fashioned from natural Quartz Crystal.  It takes many hours to cut, shape and polish each ball which is usually pre-formed by hand and then placed into a sphere making machine.  My husband recently fashioned a 2 inch crystal ball in which it took him around 20 hours to complete! The Ancient Japanese were very good at fashioning perfect, polished spheres from Quartz Crystal and Beryl.  (Cannot imagine cutting a sphere from Beryl since it is many times harder than Quartz!)

Natural Quartz Crystal Balls are usually expensive but well worth the price when they are put to use.  Most Crystal Balls are not completely clear as one is led to believe; many of them display fantastic swirls, rainbows, and veils that resemble whispy clouds.  Each Crystal Ball is unique and has its own individual personality and are to be used with the best of intentions.

These are truly incredible tools in many ways.  The most common uses of the Quartz Crystal Ball are in meditation, healing, and crystal gazing (scrying).  Crystal balls are said to produce visions when stared at for any length of time.  The scientific explanation for this is that light reflected from a polished surface eventually exhausts the eye's sensitive optic nerve so that it stops transmitting an external image.  Without an exterior impression to fix itself on, the eye then begins responding to stimuli coming from the mind of the gazer.

Natural Quartz Crystal Balls are used in Feng Shui to redirect energy or 'chi' so that it flows properly throughout your home.  Some like to use Crystal Balls in a group setting because it helps to round out the rough edges of the meeting allowing for smooth communication.   Another wonderful use of the crystal ball is for massage, this is by far my favorite way of utilizing the healing energies.  My husband Bill has lower back pain which he has tried to heal by several methods; the chiropractor, stretching exercises, etc.  But nothing seems to take away the sharp pain he experiences.  One day I was massaging his lower back but I was not getting deep enough into the areas of the muscle which ached.  It then donned on me to try the Crystal Ball.  The round shape of the Crystal Ball allowed me to deeply get into the areas that needed work.  I simply began to press and rub his back with the ball while visualizing the pain melting away.  After a 10 minute treatment Bill felt much better, he was really surprised as to how the ball was able to relieve his back pain.

Here is an exercise that will teach you how to use the Crystal Ball for 'scrying/gazing' purposes.  Use this exercise to gain knowledge about yourself as well as to enhance your psychic abilities. Place your Crystal ball on a black cloth, hold the cloth and the ball in both hands. Rest your hands easily on a table so that the ball rests on the cloth, the cloth covering your hands. Do this in a darkened room lit only by candlelight. Stare at the reflection of the Crystal ball. You may feel a throbbing in your third eye area, this is good, try not to pay attention to it and relax; Don't stare too hard, just look in a relaxed manner so the eyes do not tear. Do this for 20-30 minutes for each meditation.  Eventually, you can ask specific questions and gaze into the ball and a picture will appear in the form of an answer.  Write in a journal about your experiences.

Numerology- Clear Quartz vibrates to the number 4.  The number 4 likes one to establish order and to follow guidelines of life's foundations.   The number 4 is about hard work and building a foundation for which we live our lives.  Moonstone may help us to discover the work and strength which we all possess.

Gemological Properties-  Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.


FIRE QUARTZ

Metaphysical Properties- Fire Quartz is a beautiful variety of Quartz crystal.  It was named 'Fire Quartz' because of the bright red dots (inclusions) of Hematite and Lepidochrosite, which resemble 'fire'.    Fire Quartz is a heart chakra stone; opening the heart and emotional body for major transformations and healing.  You may wish to use the energies of Fire Quartz to expose and heal traumas from past lives as well as this life or when you feel a need to 'open your heart'.  It can be used in the treatment of disorders relating to blood, the thyroid and the thymus.  Some like to use it to relieve symptoms of depression.

I would like to share with you an exercise to Open your Heart....You will be using the Fire Quartz crystal for this exercise. Upon receiving your Fire Quartz crystal you should cleanse it (clear it of any unwanted energies) and dedicate the crystal to a specific purpose.  (We covered these two steps in our previous newsletters).  Now it is time to bond with your crystal.  Simply sit and hold it in both hands.  As you are holding it ask yourself things like; "Does it feel cool or warm to the touch?", "Is the crystal smooth or rough?", "What colors do  I see?", etc.  To become familiar with the crystal is the goal here.  You can spend as much time as you feel is necessary for this bonding process.  When you feel you are ready, place the crystal in your left hand.  (the left hand is more receptive than the right.)  Set your intention.  The intention for this exercise is to 'open your heart'.  Holding the crystal in your left hand make your intention heard! State out loud "I desire my heart to be open".  Say this mantra while feeling it in every cell of your body.  Say it over and over making sure you are very clear in your intent; the Universe does not understand mumbled words!!  Keep this up until your intuition tells you to stop.  It is great if you can do this exercise everyday, remember if you are dedicated and open to healing the Universe will listen.

Numerology- Fire Quartz vibrates to the number 6.  The number six is about relationships, families, service of country, devotion and a concern for people.

Gemological Properties-  Fire Quartz is a crystal which is included with hematite, these inclusions appear as fire throughout the crystal.  It has the same gemological properties as all quartz with the edition of Fe2O3.  This particular crystal is from Madagascar.  However, hematite included quartz is found in many countries, including Brazil, Mexico and the US.


ROSE QUARTZ

Metaphysical Properties- The lovely pink of rose quartz is very loving, it is used to encourage self-love, love of others and compassion.  It is a wonderful choice for opening the heart to love.  Many of us have a difficult time dealing with issues of love, Rose Quartz will help you to understand that we are all love and by opening the heart, we can attract the love we so fondly need.  It can be a difficult process, we are so afraid that once we open are heart to others that we will get hurt.  However, this is not usually the case, Rose Quartz will help us to let go of this fear.  Rose Quartz is becoming more important as more and more people are opening consciously to the higher-self, to realms of light beyond the physical that love and support us.  More and more of us are accepting the energy of unconditional love into our hearts, minds and souls.  I like to place a rose quartz in my left hand during a laying on of stones session, I feel that love is very important to receive, it is a blessing.

Numerology- Rose Quartz vibrates to the number 7.  It has to do with wisdom and faith.  Great dedication, inner strength and a sense of purpose are a few attributes of this number.

Gemological Properties- Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.


WHITE PHANTOM CRYSTALS

Metaphysical Properties-These are wonderful crystals!  The white phantom inclusion is actually argon!  A crown chakra crystal, the white phantom crystal will allow us to manifest universal awareness.  I like to use this crystal for meditation, by focusing on the inner beauty you will find that meditation comes rather easily

Numerology- White Phantom Quartz vibrates to the number 3.  Creativity and Joy are the keywords for the number 3.

Gemological Properties- Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.  The white phantom inclusions are argon.


QUARTZ TOURMILATED

Metaphysical Properties- This crystal combines the energetic qualities of both quartz and tourmaline.  I feel that this combination provides us with the ability to serve humanity to its fullest, to help us live in harmony with not only the environment but with the deva's of the land.  These devas can be communicated with through meditation.  Tourmilated quartz offers us the wisdom and compassion to help heal the environment.

Numerology- Tourmilated Quartz vibrates to the number 7.  It has to do with wisdom and faith.  Great dedication, inner strength and a sense of purpose are a few attributes of this number.

Gemological Properties- Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.  This crystal also contains black tourmaline crystals as inclusions.


RUTILATED QUARTZ

Metaphysical Properties- Rutilated Quartz is a variety of Quartz crystal that contains small needles of Rutile trapped inside.  For you scientific types the needles are actually Titanium Dioxide crystals.  Rutile intensifies the healing power of Quartz.  It assists you by magnifying all positive energy entering your aura system, it clears negative energy and energy blockages. Some healers use it as a way of getting to the root of an ailment, providing answers for the appropriate treatment.  Others have used it for astral travel to provide insight on why certain locations are visited.  It does this by providing you with awareness.  I highly recommend Rutilated Quartz for its beauty as well as healing properties.

Numerology- Rutilated Quartz vibrates to the number 6 which is about service, devotion, love of beauty, truthfulness and social awareness.

Gemological Properties-  Natural Rutile is rarely encountered as a gemstone, for the material is very rarely transparent, and even if it were so, the color -red, brown, or black - is too dark to produce attractive gemstones.  Accicular or hair-like crystals are common and when these are enclosed in rock crystal give rise to rutilated quartz., or as it is sometimes called-Venus Hair Stone.  Rutile is Titanium Dioxide (TIO2) and has a hardness of 6 on the Moe's Hardness scale.  The refractive index is 2.62, the specific gravity is 4.20.


SMOKY QUARTZ

Metaphysical Properties- Smoky Quartz is one of the most beautiful and powerful varieties of quartz.  It exhibits a grounding element which allows us to stay focused on the earthplane.   When Smoky Quartz attracts you, it means that you would like to stay focused on the task at hand.  It is able to focus energy for distribution throughout the entire energetic system.  Smoky Quartz is also a protection stone, program a large crystal to protect your home while you are away, carry one with you in your car during travel to give you that extra sense of protection.

Smoky Quartz balances the root chakra and is generally thought of as a 'grounding' stone. But, it does much more than that!!  It is very useful for treating stress, depression, fear and panic.  It stimulates the desire for life and survival while giving the courage to make changes and break bad habits that no longer serve you.  Smoky Quartz is a great meditation stone, aiding the alpha state; use if for hypnosis also.  Some find this crystal to be a powerful protection stone, simply carry it with you when you feel you are in need of 'extra' protection. Or program a large crystal to protect your home while you are away, carry one with you in your car during travel to give you protection.

Smoky Quartz is one of the most beautiful and powerful varieties of quartz.  It exhibits a grounding element which allows us to stay focused on the earthplane.   When Smoky Quartz attracts you, it means that you would like to stay focused on the task at hand.  It is able to focus energy for distribution throughout the entire energetic system.

When choosing a Smoky Quartz crystal it is important to keep in mind that much of this material is deliberately irradiated to turn it the smoky color.  Usually they irradiate clear quartz to turn it smoky, because Smoky Quartz is a fairly uncommon form of Quartz.  Be suspicious of crystals that look very black.  Most 'natural' smoky Quartz is more of a light to medium brown in color and transparent.  The crystals that I am offering are guaranteed to be natural.  Many of them are also doubly terminated, meaning they have terminations at both ends.  These special crystals are used to open a line of energy between two or more chakras.  Simply place a D.T. between two chakras for this effect.

Note:  All of my Smoky Quartz is natural, it is not enhance by man through irradiation.  Please stay clear of smoky quartz that looks too black, chance are it has been enhanced!

Numerology- Smoky Quartz vibrates to the number 2 which is about harmony and gentleness, a willingness to cooperate and to be thoughtful of each other.  Being there for each other or to care enough to help one another along our path.

Gemological Properties- Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.


PYRITE INCLUDED QUARTZ

Metaphysical Properties- This is one of the best choices for protection against negative influences.  By carrying this crystal you will feel an overwhelming feeling of protection, not only on the physical level, but all levels.  It also protects you from negative environmental issues such as pollution.  If your job requires you to be around harmful chemicals and/or pollutants, if your job involves some sort of danger be sure to carry this stone with you to work.  Some say that pyrite included quartz will allow you to see deeply within someone with whom you are close, it desolves the facade that so many of us display in our everyday lives.
On the physical level, this combination is said to assist in the prevention of DNA damage and works to repair any damage that may have manifested in your system.

Numerology- Vibrates to the number 7.  It has to do with wisdom and faith.  Great dedication, inner strength and a sense of purpose are a few attributes of this number.

Gemological Properties-Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.  This variety contains iron pyrite inclusions, FeS2.


PAPAGOITE INCLUDED QUARTZ

Its called the "healer's healer".  This is because its not uncommon for people called to some form of healing to give generously to others whilst neglecting themselves.  What papagoite does in allows these healing energies to shift gear a bit so that you both give and receive the healing energy - like a "win/win". I can't say I know exactly how it does this but its some odd quality where the more you give the more you actually receive - energetically speaking.  I think its that this stone is the very embodiment of balance and boundlessness.  Often when we're healing we try to channel energy almost as if its finite and needs to move through us to the other person.  Somehow papagoite breaks the boundaries of this thinking, freeing the energy and our minds to both give and receive that energy in a limitless cycle.

This keynote of freedom and boundlessness is reflected in other ways with this stone too. So many of us are so used to living with limitations these days that we don't even recognise freedom when we see it - and in truth are often scared of it.  True freedom from pain, grief, bitterness, obligation, the past - they are all things we can have but sometimes we hold onto them because we don't know how to be any other way.  We become like slaves to our chains because we fear what freedom might bring.  Papagoite helps deal with that - to help us recognise what true freedom is, end the seperation we impose on ourselves from our full potential and gently usher in a sense of interconnectedness with ALL that is - one that knows no limits or boundaries.

It goes further again in this freedom to allow us to recognise and interact with the sacredness of all things - breaking down those boundaries we place on kingdoms and people, on types of energies and ways of healing.  Once that interconnectedness is achieved and you move beyond the limitations of seperation - then the boundaries of animal, plant, mineral, person, cease to exist and you feel a part and can understand them all.  That is why sometimes papagoite is considered a master crystal - though not in the traditional sense that term is sometimes used.  Rather it breaks down the barriers between us and crystals and allows us to know them more fully, interact with them more intimately and indeed to BE them rather than simply use them.

The same can be said of the different healing modalities, where they start to be recognised as just different reflections of the one - and the doorways to all become open, available and instantly understandable.

Some say that papagoite helps us discover our Mantra of Remembering - remembering all that we have ever learnt and all that we have ever known.  Perhaps that is true and that is why all becomes as one - or perhaps it opens us to the knowingness of the soul which recognises that all is actually one.  Perhaps again it moves beyond our limited understandings of our both own past and even our own soul and simply is - a reflection of the limitless "I am that I am".


CHLORITE PHANTOM

Metaphysical Properties- The green chlorite in these crystals help to amplify the healing nature of quartz.  Green has long been thought of as healing on all levels.  Some say that this combination is one of the most powerful in the mineral kingdom.  I like to use this crystal to promote a deep meditation, by gazing at the chlorite phantom I feel at ease and protected, this allows me to skip into the meditative state more easily.  Some like to use this crystal with the heart chakra, I would like to suggest to use the heart chakras corresponding color pink to promote a balance in this chakra.  Rose quartz is a great choice.  These are very unique crystals from Brazil.

Numerology- Vibrates to the number 1.  Leadership and independence.

Gemological Properties- Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.  This variety contains chlorite as phantom like inclusions, (Mg,Fe,Al)6(OH)8.


CHANDELIER QUARTZ

New configuration of quartz from Brazil, the unusual feature of this crystal is the tiny diamond shaped facets around the termination (tip) of the crystal.  These tiny facets resemble crystals, which dangle from a chandelier, thus its name.  Another interesting feature of these crystals are the multiple indentations or tiny groups of indentations which are pronounced on certain crystal faces.

Some ideas of the metaphysical properties include:

Similar to the time-link crystal, but more complex.  May each facet represent a past or future life?

The many facets may represent the many facets and dimensions of the human experience.  Possibly, the many choices, paths and ideas we possess.  The brilliance and flash of each facet sets us into ‘moments’.  Each flicker is a moment either in the past or maybe even the future.  Some facets appear rounded while others are straight and linear.  The roundish facets represent our emotional body; the linear ones represent the mental body.

Chandelier crystals are bringers of light.  Enhances ones own light.  Allows discovery of our Inner Light and what it means to us.  These crystals are now showing up because of the new millenium, we are finally ready to explore our inner selves and to discover the spirit we each possess.  This crystal will bring back our memory that we are all spirit, all one God.  It doesn’t matter what name you call this higher force, it is simply that you believe.  You can ask for guidance and even pray with your entire being.  The next step is to let go and surrender, the Chandelier crystal realizes that once we surrender our needs to the higher force, that we will receive what we need.  This unique crystal holds the one simple truth.

It is also about limits.  We all have limits, which we many not want to acknowledge; it is very hard for us to understand that we have these limits for a reason.  We man not be ready to take the next step, no matter how much we think or feel we are.  When we face the reality that we have these limits for a reason and then surrender it all to the universe, the next step automatically happens for us.  Chandelier quartz allows us to see these limits as they truly are in realty and to accept them for what they are.  This does not mean that you should give up your goal or quit trying, it just means that we need to acknowledge them.

It is about thinking and feeling. -----Mental and emotional.  Acknowledge the feeling behind the thought.  A good crystal to use if you have trouble feeling and expressing your emotions.  Allows one to come out of denial into the light.  Helps one to get through the doubts and scary part of feeling the emotions.

Allows for communication with deva’s, animals and beings.  Brings to us our totem animal, the discovery of our sacred totem.

The tiny indentations, which occur in groupings on particular faces, represent wisdom.  I like to think of these markings as scars which each of us exhibit.  It shows strength, tenacity, and survival.  Wisdom- with age comes wisdom.

Another odd energy this crystal exhibits is its ability to appear colorless and then smoky gray depending on the light and how you look at them.   The smoky grey color is very unusual for it is hardly there.  Very strange.  Maybe this grey color is actually silver and represents the silver cord to the divine.  If so, it would allow us to communicate with other souls that are not worldly in nature.

Numerology- Chandelier Quartz vibrate to the number 2 or Master Number 11.

Gemological Properties-  Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.  The Chandelier Quartz we are speaking of originates in Brazil, South America.


CANDLE QUARTZ

Greetings,
We are that which is called candle quartz. We are a yellow aspect of a yellow-orange Ancient One perspective. From our perspective we are an aspect of Self which bridges the consciousness of yellow and orange. In this way we are a link or union of the energies and perspective of yellow and orange. Yellow is the highest individualized perspective of Mother and resonates within the light body at the navel area. Yellow corresponds to 5th dimension and 5th overtone vibrations. Orange is a 4th dimensional energy corresponding to the sacral chakra. To better understand how the functioning of these perspectives works within the unity of self, we would like to introduce the nature of each of the lower chakras and how the nature of each relates to the whole.

The first chakra/dimension is the black or mother nature. It represents within its essence the core individuality of all that is, all that we are. Within the first level, all chakras/dimensional are expressed at the core elemental essences of Self. These are the core "building blocks" upon which all else expressed combines in one way or another to create the variety of form and perspective. Within your light bodies the chakra, energy, chi layer are expressions of the Mother level within Self. Another example would be the grid system which flows from the 2nd (brown) aspect (chakra, overtone) of the Mother (1st dimension, black chakra). Electrical energy flows from the 7th (gold) overtone of the Mother level. Microwaves emanate from the ninth (third eye) overtone of the Mother level.

The second chakra/dimension/overtone level is the brown level. This level corresponds to the white circle in the Taoist yin-yang symbol. It is a polarized expression of the Father (white). From this level, the second layer of organization/perspective is expressed. Within your light body, you would consider the "physical" body as of this level. All organs and other body aspects are vibrationally 2nd dimensional expressions. What you would call "physicality" is from your current perspective of the brown, 2nd level. Plants and animals are aspects of self expressing at this level in these forms. Micro organisms emanate from the black, first overtone of the 2nd level; insects from the 3rd, grass from the second. Crystals with brown vibrations would connect at some level and way to this level of expression. Consciousness of this level might be referred to as "body" (physical) perspective consciousness.

The third level, chakra/dimension/overtone corresponds to the root chakra and is red. At this level of organization, the individual perspective expressed would be considered your ego, your personality. This level of identity would be the sum of the other two expressed as a singularity. Thus, John, Mary, Joe are 3rd level expressions of self, expressing as the sum of 1st, and 2nd levels. There are also similar identities at the 1st and 2nd levels. The 2nd level expression would be bodyness. (Astral language)

The forth level, dimension/overtone/chakra, is orange and expresses the individual perspective expanding into its vertical and horizontal linkages of self and expressing self as the sum of these linked relational perspectives. Vertical linkage would correspond to connecting to other (greater) Self operating at other dimensional levels. Horizontal linkage refers to relationships with other aspects of self on your plane (crystals, plants, animals, micro organisms, etc...) which help to define identity. Thus fourth dimensional consciousness refers to sensing self as the collective expression of other aspects of horizontal and vertical self unified in self identity.

The fifth level, dimension/overtone/chakra, is yellow and expresses as an expansion of conscious identity into Earth Self. At this level of linkage, the collective expression of Selfless at all levels of Earth planes between 1 and 5 unite with all other beings and create a unified collective expression. From this perspective, all individualized expressions of the lower levels are unified and see self as the unity of these collective expressions. Briefly, green is the expansion of the yellow collective into the Solar collective perspective, and gold (7) is the link into all Solar systems within the Galaxy.

Thus, when we identify ourselves as a yellow orange Ancient One perspective, we are operating at the level of self awareness (Ancient attribute) at the level of yellow (collective perspective of the group) and orange (the collective awareness of Earth self identity). We help one to bridge the gap between expanded individual identity and group identity.

There are certain "symptoms" which express within your lives as a result of separation from the Us which is you. Difficulties in relating to others, not only life in human form, but all forms of life. The difficulty would be sourced in the inability to connect to that level of collective identity within which all are perceived as connected. The ability to integrate our perspective and activate this perspective within yourself may not be completely available to all at this time on your plane. There are many different timing activation's for individuals in place on your plane, so while one may be drawn to us, the activation of us within you may not occur at this time. There will be many who are drawn to us over the next two years as their time for this activation is at hand.


BRANDENBURG QUARTZ

Igneous formation.  Brandenburgs occur in Amygdules.  Amygdules start off life as a gaseous fluid bubble in the super hot basaltic lave (900c-1000c), which upon cooling crystallize in the form of a geode. These geodes often carry what is referred to as window quartz.  These are actually 'hopper' crystals where crystallization from a super-saturated solution progressed so rapidly that it concentrated along the edges of crystal planes with virtually no deposits on the center of the developing crystal faces, resulting in a skeletal crystal.  These can be described as looking like a set of windows one stacked upon the other.  Occasionally a renewed charge of super saturate solution will renew the growth of the crystal, resulting in the airtight trapping of the fluid and gas within the crystal, which when cooled contracts, displaying a distinct moving gas bubble in the solid crystal. Hematite, sand, and clay may also be included in these crystals.

Clusters, Double terminated, amethyst, smoky, and scepters are all found at this locality.

Numerology- The Brandenburg Crystal vibrates to the number 7. The number seven is about wisdom and faith.  Seven is the symbol for magic, mystery and ceremony.

Gemological Properties- This Crystal in essence is an amethyst crystal. Quartz is a group of mineral species which is from the hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  The chemical composition is SIO2, refractive index is 1.544-1.553 with a specific gravity of 2.66.


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