SCEPTER – Give Courage to Take Action

This week we’re going to talk about Scepter crystals. I’ve never dug a Scepter crystal in Arkansas, but I have some that are Tibetan. All the pictures of the Scepter crystals in this blog post are Tibetan. Since I didn’t have any really excellent pictures, I included a drawing (see image, left) I did of a scepter crystal for my upcoming book. So, as you might have guessed, Scepter crystals are crystals which have a scepter

SOUL MATE or TWIN SOUL – Promote Loving Contact and Togetherness

This week we’re going to talk about Soul Mate or Twin Soul crystals. Let me start with the caveat that just as there are differing opinions on the description of a human soul mate/twin soul, there is also a lot of controversy about what constitutes a Soul Mate or Twin Soul crystal. These twinned crystals are sometimes also referred to as Tantric Twins or Twin Flames. My tendency is to keep naming as uncomplicated as possible,

SMOKY QUARTZ – For Grounding and Mood Elevating

This week we’re going to talk about Smoky quartz. As an aside, I grappled with the spelling of “smoky” for years (actually I still have to think about it when I write it). I always wondered, “is it ‘smoky‘ or ‘smokey‘!?” (And how many times can you read and say ‘smoky’ before the word becomes like a non-sense word!?) Just to share what I learned, ‘smoky’ (without the “e”) is an adjective, ‘Smokey’ (with the

TABBY and SHEET and SHARD, OH MY! Crystals with Flat Shapes

Welcome back to our discussion of the different quartz crystal configurations. This week I was planning to just talk about Sheet crystals, but I have decided to add in two other types of flat crystals as well. So we’re going to talk about Sheet, Tabby (or Tabular) and Shard quartz crystals. They are all thin, flat crystals, but they each have a little bit different characteristic which separates them. We’ll start with Tabby or Tabular

SELF HEALED CRYSTALS – Healing with Persistence and Determination

This week we’re going to talk about Self Healed crystals. Self-Healed crystals are crystals that have been broken from the matrix and started to re-seal their broken ends with new growth. How might this happen and what is the matrix? All crystals which aren’t Double Terminated start out on a cluster (the porcupine looking masses of crystals). These clusters grow along veins. When the earth moves and shifts, individual points or sometimes clumps of points

RECORD KEEPER or RECORDER – Messages From the Past/Access Hidden Knowledge

Record Keepers (also called Recorders) are special surface features found on some crystals. They aren’t super rare but they aren’t common, either. I remember when I first started learning about crystals and sorting them for the website, the crystals I had found nearly ALL had Record Keepers on them. Dozens and Dozens. I thought, man, Record Keepers must be a very common thing! So if a crystal had Record Keepers and also any other configuration

RAINBOWS – Hope and Optimism

Continuing on with our discussion of the different named configurations in quartz crystals, Rainbows in crystals is the topic this week. Rainbows may be present inside a crystal due to fractures or on the internal wall of two connected crystals. Some of the fractures are what I call Mirror Fractures; they look like mirrors and sometimes are called Wall crystals. I did a whole blog post on Mirror Fractures and Fairy Frost (both of which

PHANTOMS, CONTINUED: Gas Phantoms and Reverse Phantoms

Last week we talked about how Phantoms are formed in Quartz crystals . This week we are going to discuss two variations of Phantoms found in Arkansas. These are: 1. Gas Phantoms and 2. Reverse Phantoms (also called Overcoat Quartz and Snow Quartz). We’ll start with Gas Phantoms. GAS PHANTOMS Initially, I was introduced to these beautiful crystals as “Titanium Gas Phantoms”. There is a lot of controversy as to what creates them and if

PHANTOM CRYSTALS: Access Past Lives, Embody Patience

This week (and next week) we’re going to be talking about crystals with Phantoms. Phantoms are mineral inclusions formed evenly throughout a crystal. They are formed when the crystal is growing, still in solution, and a different mineral (or even a more gas-filled layer of milky quartz) gets introduced. The forming crystal point is then surrounded by this now mineral-filled (or different consistency quartz) solution. Settling of the mineral causes the solution to return to clear.

MANIFESTATION – Assistance with Attaining Desires

Manifestation crystals fall into the category of crystals within crystals. Unlike a Bridge or Inner Child, a Manifestation point doesn’t protrude from the main crystal, it is completely enclosed within it. Descriptively they are small points that have formed within a larger point and they are quite rare.  Manifestation points are sometimes difficult to determine from a photograph. When you have the crystal in hand, you can see that there is a point within the point,