Metaphysical Properties of Quartz Crystal Explained (via Crystal Guide “Venus”)

A word from Venus (Crystal Guide) describing the metaphysical properties of quartz crystals. “While the crystal configurations and shapes which have been named by many are a good way to generally categorize these configurations, it can be misleading, because people may think that if a shape or structure implies this or that (via the name or description), that magically, simply by obtaining one of these specially named crystals, the desired outcome will be achieved. This

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL – REVISIT

We’re going to revisit all the quartz types, using some drawings from my Crystal Mandala books (in which I have drawn a mandala of each type of crystal, condensing the information to 4 to 5 items to make remembering easier). This week we’re going to revisit Barnacle quartz crystals. First, what are Barnacles? Barnacles are small crystals attached to a larger crystal. They almost appear to be glued on. They aren’t penetrating the larger crystal (in which case,

YIN/YANG QUARTZ CRYSTALS – Physically, What Makes a Crystal Yin/Yang ?

The last couple of posts, we have been reviewing Feminine and Masculine crystals. Before we finish the three part series by talking about Yin/Yang (part Masculine, part Feminine) crystals, first a note: As always, whenever I mention Masculine or Feminine in regard to crystals, people tend to flip their lids! This time was no exception. It would seem that in our societal complex right now, anything to do with “gender” is triggering knee-jerk reactions in

FEMININE QUARTZ CRYSTALS – Physically, What Makes a Crystal Feminine ?

Today we’re going to revisit Feminine quartz crystals, with the distinction that we’re talking about what a “Feminine” quartz crystal looks like. We’re discussing whether a crystal is called Feminine by features only, not by energy. In the past I have called this an “anatomy lesson” because basically we’ll be discussing whether a crystal presents physically what has been described as Feminine. The next two posts we’ll revisit Masculine and Yin/Yang quartz crystals. I have described this is

CRYSTALS AND OUR PETS AND PLANTS

Today we’re going to discuss the different ways we might work with crystal to increase the vibration of our non-human family (and how they likewise might enjoy these interactions). We’ll talk about cats, dogs, fish, birds, plants and trees… CATS AND DOGS Cats and dogs react to crystals in different ways. For example, my friend Renee has a bowl of crystals that her cat likes to touch. She said it uses its little paw and moves them

HELP! WHICH CRYSTAL TYPE SHOULD I CHOOSE!?

There are a LOT of different crystal configurations from which to choose. I’m not talking about different KINDS of crystals (such as amethyst, rose quartz, etc) I’m talking about only the different TYPES of clear quartz crystal here. Specifically, the different shapes in which it presents, each with slightly different metaphysical and healing energetic properties. Shapes, such as Barnacle, Bridge, Double Terminated, Extra-Terrestrial, Faden and Growth Interference, just to name a few. I’ve written a series

CRYSTALS AND SIZE – IS BIGGER REALLY BETTER?

I’ve had this question more than once, so thought I would address it here… What do you do when you buy a crystal online, but when it arrives, it is much smaller than you expected? Will it still work? Obviously if you are looking for a crystal for jewelry or to fit in a certain place (say a desk or coffee table), size might matter. In this way, convenience and use play a part in

CRYSTAL MURAL WALLPAPER from MuralsWallpaper.com (Part 2)

Hello again! This is the last of a two part ‘series’ on a crystal mural we recently hung in our home. If you missed part one (the hanging process) you can read that here. In this post I want to talk a bit about the wallpaper pattern I chose and why I chose it. Venus (my Crystal Guide) also will weigh in on the benefits of pictures of crystals such as this mural. WHY THIS PATTERN?

MY CRYSTAL MURAL WALLPAPER from MuralsWallpaper.com (Part 1)

Well, guys, the next two posts will be a departure from the norm for me. I was approached by Anna Fell of Murals Wallpaper, well, because I love crystals and she has crystal wallpaper. I took a look at all the different styles she had to offer and I fell in love with the one they call “Rose Crystal Wallpaper“. Anna sent me the wallpaper to try out and here I am letting you know

ARTEMIS or CANDLE CRYSTAL – REVISIT

We’re going to revisit all the quartz types, using some drawings from my Crystal Mandala books (in which I have drawn a mandala of each type of crystal, condensing the information to 4 to 5 items to make remembering easier). This week we’re going to revisit Artemis (sometimes called Candle) crystals. Artemis crystals are long thin points with a 6 to 1 ratio (for example: 1 inch wide and 6 inches long, or 1/2 inch