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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tiger Eye - Brings Focus and Confidence


Tiger Eye is a beautiful stone whose name comes from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger. It is found primarily in South Africa.

Tiger Eye is useful in relieving high blood pressure, and helping bronchial asthma, rheumatic heart disease, Otis, and psoriasis. It also has benefits for the weak and sick.

Tiger Eye's primary mystical property is that it provides mental focus and confidence. It helps you face and overcome difficult challenges and stick to your plans, despite discouraging setbacks. For this reason it is sometimes marketed as a gem that brings professional and financial success. It is also believed to protect you during your travels, because the mental focus keeps you aware of the dangers of your new surroundings and take appropriate cautions. For the same reason, Roman soldiers used to wear Tiger Eye for protection during battle.

If you have the habit of giving up and backing down from your fears, and of being easily distracted from what's important, maybe Tiger Eye is the gem for you.



By wearing the Tiger's Eye stone helps clear your mind of any annoying thoughts or stress. It's recommended that you carry it with you everywhere including when you drive to help keep yourself safe from any harm that may come your way. Also its power has the ability to attract wealth, good luck, keep away evil, and protect one's family and friends.

The benefits and healing power that the Tiger's Eye stone offers is appreciated and respected by all those who wear it. The Tiger's Eye stone encourages a passion for life and enhances your willpower and drives your will for success. It promotes not only clarity of intention, boosts self esteem, and gives courage, determination, and strength. These are all qualities that are needed in life to give individuals the happy, healthy life.

Places such as Africa use the Tiger's Eye stone to ward off what's known as black magic. This is the mixture of evil spirits, evil doing, negative influences, and bad travel vibes. Those who believe that curses exist often keep the Tiger's Eye stone close by.



The Tiger Eye stone can be cleansed before ever sending it to someone as a gift or shipping it to a new location. This will help to prevent it from carrying negative energies along with it. To cleanse it, the Tiger Eye stone should be kept in salt water overnight as a way to recharge its energy. Once it has been taken out of the salt water it should then be washed in fresh water and placed in the sun for 2-3 hours. This process should be done every 3 months at least. This allows the user to find their inner strength and light. The Tiger's Eye stone should be protected from sharp blows or scratches so make sure to keep it in a safe place when it's not being worn or used.

The Tiger Eye's stone often comes in a variety of shapes and is worn more often in beads or pendants than other pieces of jewelry. The Tiger's Eye stone often consists of golden brown and yellow stripes which gives it its unique appeal. It's also referred to as the African cat's eye or crocidolite cat's-eye. It resembles that of a real tiger’s eye and received its name due to this.
Many individuals of the Zodiac sign regardless of age or sex benefit from the Tiger Eye stone. It often helps to lessen or use in the healing process of several diseases including rheumatic, heart disease, psoriasis, and asthma.

For those looking for the perfect gift this is one that can be given out of love, and devotion to another. For those who understand the meaning behind the Tiger's Eye stone, the present will be received with dignity and respect.
 

Healing Properties:
Healing eye disorders is one of the most common medicinal uses associated with Tiger eye. It can help slow the flow of energy through the body which makes the gem very helpful in stress related illnesses, but also may create an issue if you do not want to stem your energy...do not wear jewelry containing tiger's eye for too many consecutive days.

Red tiger's eye is useful in slowing down the third chakra and flushing out excess energy. Tiger's eye in general is an emotional balance that soften stubbornness and gives clear insight. It will ground and center, thus strengthening the connection with will and personal power.


Magical Properties:
Energy:
Projective
Element: Fire
Powers: Money, protection, courage, energy, luck, divination. Ruled by the sun and possessing a golden flash of light, this stone is worn to strengthen convictions and create courage and confidence. It is a warm stone, and it promotes energy flow through the body when worn. It is quite beneficial to the weak or sick.



Zodiac:
Associations: Sun
Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month
Stone of Capricorn and Leo, it balances the male and female energies. To dream of the tiger's eye symbolizes a need to keep alert; someone or some thing is hiding the truth behind of veil of illusion. 


Chakra Classification:
Using Tiger Eye with your lower chakras (1st, or Root/Base Chakra, 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra, 3rd, or Solar Plexus Chakra) can bring about a balance of energy between mental and physical health.
If you constantly worry over your health, this stone can prevent hypochondria and psychosomatic illnesses. Tiger Eye can also bring calm to stressful environments.

Meaning Of Malachite and Red Malachite Benefits



What is the metaphysical meaning of red malachite? Red malachite brings internal peace and harmony into its holder's life. Each moment of life is a celebration, a unique gift to be treasured, which red malachite helps us to understand. Malachite allows us to let go of past traumas and free our emotions from negative patterns. Red malachite is also useful in progressing a process of transformation, inspiring and invigorating its holder to take all steps necessary to make necessary changes in his or her life. It is an all around positive and uplifting gem stone. 


Malachite has a long history with the Egyptian cultures going as far back as 4000 B.C.. The ancient Egyptians obtained their malachite from the Sinai peninsula and used it most often in amulets and statues. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead it is said that the goddess of the sky "drops stars on the earth in the shape of green stones."



The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler's vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council. 

there is an ancient Russian legend that says anyone who drinks from a goblet made of malachite will have the power to understand the language of the animals bestowed upon him.

One other unique use for this stone, was for face adornment. The stone was ground to a fine powder and Egyptian woman used it as eye makeup to paint their eyelids and eyelashes.
Malachite is often referred to as the Peacock Stone, as it was considered sacred to the goddess Juno, whose sacred bird was the peacock; as well, the eye like pattern within the stone resembles the eye like pattern on peacock feathers. 


 Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 4 with a monoclinic crystal structure.

Malachite is usually found in opaque green masses, the color is derived from the copper. A stone with a characteristic bubbly look, malachite is cut and polished to show the alternating light and dark green layers. 



Mystical Properties:
Malachite is a lovely, natural amalgam of minerals, which helps the wearer to remember and renew the connection to the All. It freshens the outlook and allows us to touch our core self without the fear that generally holds us back. It allows us to touch our child within and to be reborn into the light. It is soothing to the soul, and releases stress to help create new beginnings. 


Malachite is great for increasing ones concentration skills and is quite beneficial to ones physical, as well as psychic, vision. Malachite helps to find a balanced path between the desires of ego and of our higher Will, aiding us in removing blockages and inspiring us with ideas which will help to manifest those goals. 


Healing Properties:
Malachite promotes growth and builds up strength in many ways. It is the stone of pregnant woman, and additionally it is a successful remedy against heart pains and cardiac asthma. The optic nerves in the eyes can be strengthened with daily bathing of the eyes in malachite water. 


Malachite has wonderful healing properties, and because of the high copper content of the stone it has a very steady pulsing electromagnetic energy field. This gemstone is told to absorb negative energy from the auric field cleansing it, thus balancing the wearer and protecting them from the effects negative energies. 

Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability and balance in general. It can decrease one's tendency to radiation illness, asthma, arthritis, and tumors.


Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth
Powers: Power, protection, love, peace, business success

Malachite is worn to detect impending danger, legend tells us that this stone breaks into pieces to warn it's wearer of the forthcoming danger.

This stone has long been used is magical rights, used to lend extra energy and power. Wear it, hold it or place it on the alter to increase your ability to send power toward your magical goal.

Though the stone is a tranquil green-blue it is often used in protective magic, particularly if that which involves children.

Beads or pendants of malachite are worn to guard against negativity and physical dangers, wearing a malachite that touches your skin near your heart expands your ability to love, and in so draws love to you.

It is an excellent stone and quite valuable to those who feel as if they are at the end of their rope; however, caution must be used when wearing this stone, as it amplifies whatever energy you project!



 Zodiac:
Associations: Venus

Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month

Stone of Virgo and Capricorn, malachite brings much luck!  



Chakra Classification:
Malachite is effective on all chakras, particularly the 4th, or Heart Chakra.

Malachite symbolizes understanding of oneself and of others, which is why is in an ideal meditation stone.

Malachite is one of the few stones that can be used to clear and activate ALL the 7 Chakras.

About Opal Stone Benefits: Brings Luck, Understanding and Health



The opal is a unique gemstone that is not crystalline, but is rather made up of hardened silica gel. It's name is said to be taken from the Sanskrit word "upala" which means "precious stone". While approximately 10% of opal is mined in other countries such as Brazil and Mexico, it is primarily mined in Australia, and Australia gem opal stone jewelry is an expensive but popular luxury. Pure opal is colorless, but pure opal is virtually unheard of and impurities are what give opal its various colors, ranging from black to red to blue.


Opal, in particular black opal, has historically been though of as an incredibly lucky stone. It wards off the evil eye and protects those who travel to faraway lands, much as the Middle Eastern "Hamsa" amulet does. It also blocks bad dreams from your psyche, and works to focus your mental capacities and provide motivation and energy.


Its psychological benefits also include increased confidence on a deep level, confidence that is independent of external factors and completely based on understanding your core being. It helps you to realize all the externally anchored beliefs and behaviors you have adopted, and to cast them off in favor of your core self.

The different varieties of opal have different benefits capabilities. Fire opal helps to manage blood disorders, depression, and lethargy. Black opal helps reduce the impact of reproductive disorders, such as erectile dis-function. White opal helps to manage neural disorders and imbalance. All forms of opal are useful during childbirth to reduce the severity of pain.
 

The opal gemstone is a well rounded stone that provides its keeper with good luck, deep understanding of his or her core self, and relief of various physical ailments. Particularly for men experiencing erectile dis-function, the opal is a helpful gemstone that relieves both the mental and physical causes of the problem.


Opal is a hardened silica gel, usually containing between 5-10% water. Therefore it is noncrystalline, unlike most other gemstones. There are two variety: precious opal, which shows flashes of color or iridescence, depending on the angle of viewing and light; then there is common opal whish is often opaque and displays no iridescence. The iridescence of precious opal is caused by the way the structure, or regular arrangement of tiny silica spheres, diffracts light.

Precious opals occur in a great range of color and varieties. White opal, black opal, fire opal, matrix opal, blue opal, Peruvian blue opal, pink opal...this list is extensive.




Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Opal is a mineral species which is amorphous in structure, (without form). It has a chemical composition of SiO2.nH2O. (water content usually 3 to 14% by weight, but sometimes as high as 20%). It is transparent to opaque in appearance and is usually seen cut into cabochons, carvings, and beads and is occasionally faceted. Refractive index is around 1.450 but can go as low as 1.42 depending on the type of Opal. The specific gravity is 2.15 and the hardness is soft, being a 5. Opal is very sensitive to heat or sudden change in temperature. Never clean your Opal jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner, it will crack the Opal.

In other words...opal is created of tiny spheres of amorphous silica gel, which gives it its "Fire" and glittery play of colors. A non-crystalline stone, it is possible for the opal to dry out and crack. It is a delicate stone, and can have as much as thirty percent of it's body weight in encapsulated water. This too explains why too much heat can cause an opal to quickly lose it's luster, and why a crack or craze to the surface may occur by moving from a hot room to the cold outdoors.




Mystical Properties:
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory.
Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be "invisible" in situations where they don't care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change.

Opal is a silicate, containing water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). With this comes less inhibition, more spontaneity, free visualization, clearer imagination, and more vivid dreams.

Fire: This is an enhancer of personal power, awakening the inner fire, as well as protection against danger. It is a symbol of hope, an energy amplifier, facilitating change and process. It supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past.

Blue: the ultimate stone for all forms of wishes, for entering the world of the fae (fairies) and for seeing beyond the immediate physical reality to the wonders within nature and life.

Blue-Green (Chrysopal): This opal will open one to new impressions and encourages openness in others. It will help one to observe the world with new eyes, and it alleviates emotional burdens.

Green: This is beneficial for cleansing and rejuvenating that promotes emotional recovery and aides relationships. It has the ability to filter information and reorient the mind, thus giving it a better meaning to every day life, and bring about a clearer spiritual prospective.

Pink: Promotes a feeling of centeredness, as a spiritual level this opal actives clairvoyance and clairsentience. It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras.

Black: Is known to enhance sexual attractiveness, as well as leading one to a higher spiritual experience. One of the strongest good luck stones. It is told to transform the fears that hold us back from action into optimism and an eagerness to get on with our lives.

Blue Peruvian Opal: Relatively rare and comes from the Andes in Peru, it is a moderately translucent stone with a blue-green color quite similar to the Caribbean Sea. This stone has soft relaxing energies, and lore tells us that it has the ability to remove the tension from any communication to help ideas to flow freely. It is told to soften the impact of stress from the outside world, helping one to release the trauma of old wounds, facilitating facing the future with a tranquil self healing nature. It is good for quieting the mind and helpful in aiding sleep.

Pink Peruvian Opal: Despite it's natural color, this is not a soft pillow-y kind of energy, but rather incredibly vibrant and stimulating. It raises ones spirit and elevates the mood. This "euphoria" is not the kind that you lose your thought process, but it more attunes you to the natural pulse of love, which of course brings about the shift in attitude, mood and mind. Which in turn helps in balancing the art of giving and receiving. Often we are drawn to one or the other, and have trouble balancing...this opal will help one to see that both side (like ying & yang) are necessary and both are needed for wholeness.




Healing Properties:
Opal are known to strengthen the will to live. Linked to the heart, and told to stimulate the glands and regulate the metabolism. Opal has a beneficial effect on the human psyche, pouring a warm healing energy on broken hears and restoring harmony.

White:
Greatly increases general productivity through activation of the necessary glands. Regularizes the biorhythms of the wearing, avoiding discordant energies which may lead to uncontrolled behavior between frantic activity or total inactivity. Harmonizing desire, creating lovemaking rather than pure appetite, restores pleasure to eating which alleviates food related disorders.

Fire: This opal supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past. It resonates with the abdomen and lower back and the triple burner meridian. It heals the intestines as well as the kidneys, balancing the adrenal glands and preventing burn out. It also stimulates the sexual organs, and is an excellent stone for warming and re-energizing.

Blue: Emotional soother that helps to realign one to their spiritual purpose. It is useful when past life experiences are affecting the present life, these can be healed through the etheric blueprint.

Blue-Green (Chrysopal): Detoxifies and regenerates the liver as well as relieving feelings of constriction from the heart and chest.

Green: Green opal strengthens the immune system and helps to alleviate colds and flu.

Pink: It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras. Ti promotes tissue regenerating and heals blood disorders, muscle tension as well as spinal disorders and menopausal symptoms which may afflict.

Black-Brown-Gray: Particularly useful for releasing sexual tension that arises from an emotional cause, as well as for processing and integrating newly found or released emotions. Black opals will absorb pain and/or illness, replacing it with a healing rainbow of light. It may ease chronic bone problems or weaknesses and any disease deep within the body tissue. Use it to counter side effects fro modern x-ray or laser treatments as well as to reduce the toxicity of necessary chemical treatments.




Magical Properties:
Energy: Projective, Receptive
Element: All Elements
Deity: Cupid
Powers: Astral projection, psychism, beauty, money. luck and power

To many the opal has been known as a stone of sorrow, misfortune and bad luck. This however is a modern idea, and untrue. The opal contains all of the colors as well as all of the qualities of all other stones. And as such, an opal may be "programmed" or charged with virtually every type of energy used in all spells involving all magical needs.

Opals are worn during trips of astral projection to facilitate the process but also for protection. Opals are used to recall past incarnations, and is favored by many to develop psychic powers. Jewelry is the best for this aspect, especially ideal are earrings. Opals are worn to bring inner beauty to the surface, and one should carry or use and opal to dedicated oneself to improving outward appearance.

Fire opals are often used in spells for drawing money. They are effective in use within rituals to increase passion in a relationship. It is excellent for working with the four elements and channeling the energies of the fire spirits in a positive way.

Black opals are prized by magicians and Wiccans as strong power stones. More recently in Wiccan rituals used as God stone (white opal being the Goddess stone) Black opal amplifies power magically and an amulet of black opal attracts good fortune.

All opals are considered luck-bringing stones.

A warning...opals are extremely sensitive to the energies and vibrations of the wearer, projecting the exact same vibrations as the bearer of the stone. Which on one hand makes an opal a wonderful manifestation stone. If one truly believes in an idea strong enough, the stone will beam those positive vibrations out, thus attracting just what you hold possible in your mind. However, on the other hand, your negative vibrations will also be broadcast with the same amount of power. Do not use opal if you are feeling down, pessimistic or negative in any way, you will only compound the issue.



Zodiac:
Associations: All Planets

Modern Birthstone for the month of October.

Stone of Cancer, Libra, Pisces and Scorpio, and said to be ruled by Mercury. 




Chakra Classification:
Due to all of the colors contained in this stone, it may be used to work on any and all of the chakras.

Blue: resonates the 5th, or Throat Chakra and can enhance communication, especially that of which has been suppressed through lack of self confidence. Rainbow blue opal cleanses and gently energizes the aura and all the chakras.

Pink: Aids in cleansing and activating the 1st, or Root/Base Chakra and 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra. Promotes a feeling of being centered. It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened 6th, or Third Eye/Brow Chakra.

Black-Brown-Grey: resonates with the 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra as well as the reproductive organs. Use with fluorite to clean the aura and prevent cording.