October 17, 2012

Crystal of the Week - Shattuckite


Shattuckite is a highly spiritual stone that heightens vibration. It stimulates the third eye and throat chakra. It is useful to remember past-life experiences and to communicate. Sometimes, past lives create fear and reduce a person's abilities in this life-- this stone removes those blocks and clears curses and commands. It is useful during channeling as it is strongly protective ensuring that the entity doesn't take over the physical body. It is of a pure source and can be used to develop psychic abilities like automatic writing, telepathy and communication with extraterrestrials. It is also useful in health issues, for cleansing blood and clearing blockages within cells of the body. It is a very powerful healing stone because of the high concentration of copper it contains. It can be used to treat diabetes and calcium absorption problems.


October 09, 2012

Deck of the Week - Angels of Atlantis Cards


These cards are absolutely beautiful to look at. I recently received this deck from a friend, and I must say that I was amazed by the energy and the accuracy of the deck. I own many different Angel and Oracle decks but this one if very special and unique.This deck consists of 44 cards and they are each dedicated to an angel. Each card has a beautiful portrayal of the Universe and you feel like each card is a representation of an 'out of space' experience. There are stars, planets, skies and heavens in the cards, and they can take you to a meditative state by just looking at them. The cards are very colourful and each angel has a distinct colour Eg: Michael is purple, Gabriel is blue, Raphael is green, etc.

My Favorite Cards:

1. Raziel : Dreams



















2. Raphael : Earth Force


















3.  Hanael : Hope


Crystal of the Week - Sodalite


Today I will be discussing a beautiful crystal called Sodalite. This crystal resonates with the third eye chakra and is dark blue in colour with white spots. It is mostly found in tumbled stone form. This crystal unites intuition with logic and brings information to the higher mind down to the physical level. It deepens meditation by stimulating the third eye and pineal gland. It can be used to understand the circumstances in which you are currently, making you stand by your beliefs and ideals. It can be placed on computers to block the harmful rays. It brings people together in harmony, and stimulates trust and is great for team work. It removes mental confusion. It brings about emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It makes you who you really are and removes issues of self-esteem, phobias, guilt and fears.

Healing:




It can be used to balance metabolism, for calcium deficiencies, and boosting the immune system. It combats radiation damage and insomnia. It treats vocal cords, hoarseness and digestive disorders. One must wear it for long periods of time. 

October 05, 2012

Deck of the Week - Sun and Moon Tarot

This week I will start a new feature on my blog called Deck of the Week where I will discuss different decks that have caught my fancy. Today I came across this wonderful deck called the Sun and Moon Tarot.



I have always been intimidated by the Thoth deck. While I have that deck with my since 2006, I have tried to understand it, but whenever I open the cards, I get a crazy mind-numbing head ache. I don't know what it is! Is it the energy of the cards? Is it it's busy geometric shapes? Or the influence of the Master of the Dark Arts, Aleister Crowley? I haven't been ale to figure that out. So far, I have stuck to the Rider Waite deck and it's numerous clones along with other angel, oracle and fairy themed decks which I connect with. So, I keep my distance from this deck, and anything Thoth related, knowing that some day I'll be able to face that deck. Till then, I need to prepare myself. I thought the first step would be to slowly introduce myself to the concepts of the Thoth through a non-intimidating, playful deck. That's when I met the Sun and Moon Tarot by Vanessa Decort. What I love about this deck is the images and the seemingly cute, almost oracle-like keywords on each card.Though it does have strong words used in the Thoth deck such as 'Debauch', the images are very happy and playful. Another key feature of this deck is that the figures have no faces. They have no eyes, expressions and features, which means that every time you look at the card, you can see something different.

Some of my favorite cards:



The Aeon: Judgement

The card shows an angel giving messages to women in the water, almost mermaids through her musical trumpet.



The Fool

The card shows the Fool going over the abyss, where there is a crocodile waiting for him with his mouth wide open! Now that is a different take on The Fool!



The Moon

The card shows a lonely maiden sitting perched on the moon. How I connect with this card! The world doesn't understand her and she contemplates by herself, the choices she has to make.

All in all I think, one must give this deck a try, specially if they are intimidated by the Thoth deck, as this deck  retains the philosophies of it, but doesn't water down the content and the meaning of that deck. 

October 04, 2012

Crystal of the Week- Azeztulite


This is a very rare and light bearing crystal and is a rare form of quartz. It is a stone for the New Age. It has an extremely positive vibration and has a high frequency. It aids in spiritual evolution. This crystal expands your consciousness. If you are ready, it can lift your awareness and vibrations to a higher level. It never requires cleansing and is always energized. This crystal should be handled with care if you are not used to working with spiritual realms or higher frequencies. The vibrational shifts can be so powerful and can have unpleasant side effects. One should first use crystals like Ametrine and Aquamarine first. Old patterns are dissolved with this crystal and deep emotional cleansing takes place. The opaque form has lesser vibration compared to the transparent crystal form. It facilitates meditation and induces a state of 'no mind'. It stimulates the kundalini to rise up the spine. It opens the third eye, crown and higher crown chakras. It can help you see the future. Its spiritual properties can be compared to that of the Sun, dissolving patterns of negativity, bringing higher levels of spirituality and enlightenment.

It is called 'The Stone of the Nameless Light' and is available only in North Carolina and Vermont in the USA



Healing:
This crystal is so powerful that it can help treat cancer, cellular disorders and inflammation. It restores the will. Most of its healing work is at the spiritual level, it works with the chakras and facilitates a vibrational shift.

Source:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall