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Aquamarine: "The Gem of the Sea"

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Aquamarine:

Zodiac sign: Pisces Associated month: March Crystal system: Hexagonal crystal system Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family, and the name is from Latin 'aqua marina' meaning sea water, referring to its beautiful and serene blue color. It sits on a 7.5 - 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness (which makes it great for tumbling in it's rough/natural form) and ranges in varying shades of blue to blue-green. Aquamarine is the birthstone most commonly associated with March and is commonly seen set into jewelry. Fun Facts: In folklore, Aquamarine is one busy stone! It is thought that Aquamarine...

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Self-Care and Crystals

Self-Care and Crystals
For thousands of years, crystals have been revered for both their beauty and crystal healing effects. Many art galleries across Canada allocated several rooms in the museum to show off various gemstones and explain their geological origin....

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Spiral Grids

Spiral Grids

Grids don't have to be complex.  They can consist of a single type of crystal and arranged in whatever way you feel will work best for you.  Sometimes, inspiration will come from seemingly nowhere and you're not entirely certain why you're creating a grid, until you get a chance to see the final result and reflect on how it makes you feel. I felt a gentle nudge to create a spiral using tumbled chevron amethyst.  Spirals are found in many different cultures around the world and carry deep meaning.  The most common meaning is moving through experiences in order to...

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Get Ready to Forge a New Path

Get Ready to Forge a New Path

I really enjoy creating grids because it gives me the opportunity to explore combinations of crystals I may not have otherwise thought to put together.  I always say, there is no "right" or "wrong" way to work with crystals.  I encourage you to trust your intuition and enjoy whatever combination you feel drawn to put together.   Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings.  It is strongly connected with the moon and reminds us to honor the ebb and flow of our own lives.  It helps us see how what we are experiencing fits into the bigger picture.  Moonstone's most...

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Boost Self Esteem with a Crystal Grid

Boost Self Esteem with a Crystal Grid

Grids don't have to be complex or contain a large number of crystals.  What matters is that you are combining the healing energy of the crystals in a way that helps you.  This grid is a perfect example, using just 8 tumbled stones and a small selenite tower as a centerpiece. Sodalite unites logic with intuition, providing you with balance between the creative and analytical aspects of your personality.  This amazing stone allows you to remain true to yourself while standing up for what you believe.  It calms the mind, allowing you to release false beliefs and embrace new knowledge. ...

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