FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS – An Anatomy Lesson

Today we’re going to be discussing whether a crystal is feminine, masculine or both (yin/yang). I want to be clear from the beginning, though, we’re only discussing whether a crystal is any of these terms by features, not energy. I am calling this an “anatomy lesson” because basically we’ll be discussing whether a crystal presents physically as masculine (has “man parts”), presents physically as feminine (has “lady parts”) or  presents physically as a mix of

FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES – Connect with Nature Spirits, Mother Earth

Today we’re going to talk about Fairy Frost, which falls into the category of internal structures. Crystals with Fairy Frost are sometimes called “Devic”, because they can connect us to Nature Spirits or Deva. Initially the term Fairy Frost might make you think of something on the outer surface of a crystal (frost on the pumpkin, frost in the ground), however it isn’t. Fairy Frost occurs only inside the crystal. Crystals with Fairy Frost have fractures

FADEN CRYSTALS – For Astral Travel or Connecting

This week we’ll be discussing Faden crystals which fall under the category of internal structures. Faden is pronounced “FAH-den”, from the German “faden” meaning thread. These crystals are really difficult for me to photograph (I seem to be photograph-challenged lately) so most of the images aren’t Arkansas Crystal Works photos (photo credit on image). The one to the left is, however. When we talk about Faden crystals, we are actually referring to the Faden LINE,

E.T. – EXTRA TERRESTRIAL or EXTRA TERMINATION – Access other-worldly beings or boost distant healing

This week we’ll be discussing E.T. crystals which falls under the category of terminations (such as Double Terminated). E.T. may stand for either Extra Terrestrial or Extra Termination, depending on who you ask. I call them both E.T. and Extra Terrestrial, but not-so-much Extra-Termination. I prefer to call them Extra Terrestrial over Extra Termination for two reasons. Number one, they have an other-worldly feel to me, and number two, they are very powerful and I

ETCHED Crystals and Sacred SIGILS – Surface features with special energies

This week we’ll be discussing Etching on crystals which falls under the category of surface features. Before we can discuss what surface features are, you need to know how to see them. To view the surface features on a crystal (to keep from looking inside of the crystal), hold your crystal parallel to a light source so that you can use the glare that the light creates in order to see what is on the

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS – Bring out compassionate feelings

This week we’ll be discussing Empathic crystals which actually is more about what has happened to a crystal’s overall shape rather than what kind of shape in which it has grown. Empathic crystals may be any configuration at all. What does this mean? Looking at the crystals pictured below, the crystal on the left is rather non-descript except it has Fairy Frost and the crystal on the right has a large Left Activation Window (Time-Link to

ELESTIAL CRYSTALS – Connect with angelic energies

This week we’ll be discussing Elestial crystals which is a crystal type that falls into the category of crystals’ overall shape, such as Curved. This means we aren’t counting edges of faces, looking at surface features or otherwise looking at PARTS of a crystal, but we are looking at the overall shape of the crystal. Elestial crystals are described as crystals which “have natural terminations over the body and face of an etched and/or layered crystal”. So,

EIGHT-SIDED FACE or GROUNDING CRYSTAL – stop, refocus and ground

This week we’ll be discussing Eight-Sided face or Grounding crystals. Eight-Sided face is a crystal shape that falls into the category of crystals of which you must count the edges of the main face, as we discussed with Channeling crystals. As a reminder, we need to discuss faces (also called facets) and edges of faces. Remember that the edges of the faces are the boundaries of each face (or facet). Structurally, quartz crystal has six sides and

DRUSY or DRUZY CRYSTAL – thought forms ready to spring forth and grow

This week we’ll be discussing Drusy. Drusy is a crystal shape that falls into the category of crystals on crystals. Very similar to Barnacles, Drusy (sometimes spelled Druzy) consists of very small points that are described as “a myriad of very closely set tiny crystals.” Drusy may be present on points (like the one above) or on the points of fully formed clusters or they may be simply present on a matrix, these are called Drusy

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTAL – divine balance, connection with Universal Truth

This week we’ll be discussing Dow or Trans-Channeler crystals. It is a crystal shape that falls into the category of facets: number of edges, and is another example of a crystal with two names for the same configuration. More commonly, they are referred to as Dow, (named after JaneAnn Dow by her friend and fellow crystal worker and author, Katrina Raphaell). Trans-Channeler is what Melody (from the “Love is in The Earth” series of crystal