Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blue Moon, Lammas and Crystals

Full Blue Moon, Crystals and Lammas July 31, 2015 

This year comes a very unique pairing and that is the blue moon at the time of Lammas or what is considered the first harvest. 

The term "Blue Moon" seems to have been attached to a familiar and common event in only the last 30 years. It does not even involve the color blue. When we can view a full moon two times in one calendar month, this is referred to as a "blue moon." Some individuals claim that the second calendar Full Moon was based on the phrase "once in a blue moon." Yet, in truth, that seems strange since the "two full moons" in a calendar month happens about once every 2.5 years. 

Metaphysically, the Blue Moon represents our rare opportunity to fully express ourselves through communication and clarity of expression. The symbolic blue energy represents our Throat Chakra. Use this rare occasion to open up, relay your inner thoughts and creativiy. What are you yearning to express? What's the motivation behind your communication? What kind of signals are you sending? Utilize this blue-moon-moment in time to contemplate your spoken and unspoken articulations 

Lammas/Lughnasad 

This ancient festival is celebrated as the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. It is named after the Celtic god, Lugh, "The Shining One", skilled in many arts including smith craft, a champion warrior, hero, even harpist and poet. 

In mythology, Lugh overpowered a primitive Earth god to conquer the harvest time for his people. It is honored by religious ceremonies, athletic contests, feasting on foods from the first harvest, matchmaking couples and trading goods. Homage and respects would be paid by climbing to tops of hills and mountains, visiting wells and springs and offering the first corn, bilberries and baskets of wheat in thanks. 

When the Christians adopted this holiday and called it Lammas, the festival shifted slightly to align with the harvesting of potatoes. This is typically around the last Sunday of July (Garlic Sunday). By the early Middle Ages, the Christians essentially replaced the god Lugh, with the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. 

Even now, on the last Sunday in July, a mass pilgrimage climb Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. This 2 mile walk up the rocky mount (many with bare and bleeding feet) is a testament to the power of this holiday. 

Celebrated all over the world and in different cultures including the festival of Lleu, Calan Awst (Wales), Lugudunum (Lyons), Lammas (Christians), Garlic Sunday (Ireland), Lughnasadh (Ireland, Scotland) 

Crystal Associations with the Blue Moon 

Embracing the energies of the moon can be a great tool when you are doing any kind of empowerment work. The moon has a powerful relationship to our lives. The moon's influence can be seen by its connection to the Earth's tides. There is a connection to the moon and the intuitive aspect of one's nature. The phases of the moon relate to seasons, color, menstrual cycles, life cycles and along with the sun, the moon's energy is a higher conductor and amplifier of our moods and emotions. 

Dumortierite: 

This is a precious blue stone (great for the blue moon) which promotes self discipline, tidiness, courage, trust, accomplishments, harmony, positive attitude, patience and tolerance. It highly reduces disorganization, scattered thinking and distractions. 

In addition, other stones to represent a blue moon can include: 

Angelite (Blue Anhydrite): 

This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the Aura or ethereal network. It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. It is most associated with the Angelic Realm. Most effective on the Throat Chakra, Angelite helps in self expression, communication and allows us to speak our mind, helping us to become more assertive. Its soothing effects on the Throat Chakra works beautifully in calming and soothing anxiety or overactive children. Use this stone to call your Angels for guidance and support. Angelite is often used for psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for spiritual guidance. Angelite is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which also makes it great for Astral travel. 

Aqua Aura: 

Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Created by treating crystals of natural quartz with an infusion of pure gold. Quartz is placed in a pressurized chamber at high temperature and exposed to pure vaporized gold. The resulting bond creates the rich blue color called Aqua Aura. This is truly a `master' vibrational crystal, as with all energies the conscious use of this energy towards enlightenment is always the prime goal. Aqua Aura Quartz has an energy that can enhance one's intuition and communication, calm one's nerves, and energize one's mental abilities. It is also said to help one's inner beauty to shine, and to attract wealth and success. 

Aquamarine: 

This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea. This is the stone of courage. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openness, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat, Spleen, Heart Chakra. Used for protection on journeys, especially those who travel on water. Affects etheric and mental levels. Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Helps reduce fears. Has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Increases creativity and sharpens intuition. Excellent stone for meditation. Helps one attune to nature. Quiets the mind and reduces stress. Helps bring about a tolerance toward others. Recommended as a purifier of the throat and helps sore throats. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. 

Blue Band Agate: 

This stone represents the spiritual aspects of our life. The sky and the ocean give us the feeling that life is an endless process. Blue is the greatest healing power in the world. Blue is the color of purity and those who carry this stone with them can obtain a sense of calmness, peace, serenity, and beauty. The Throat Chakra is energized by blue. Through the throat, we express ourselves, connecting with sound and voice, carrying power with our words. Blue banded agate helps with this task. This crystal energy is peaceful and soothing. Calms tired nerves, alleviating agony and pain we suffer from physical stress. It has a pacifying effect over our nervous system and brings us great relaxation. Blue banded agate reveals the layers of a cool, soothing and sedative sense of self. 

Blue Lace Agate: 

Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Strengthens hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, such as arthritis. 

Blue Calcite: 

Eases pain (especially back)This stone works well at the Throat Chakra and has been used to help with degenerative issues such as arthritis. Blue Calcite relieves depression, lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain. This gentle stone coddles and calms its user as it helps absorb negative energy and thought patterns that work against you. A wonderful stone for anxiety, it works great for soothing raw nerves. 

Celestite: 

White, clear and cool blue, celestite gets its name from the sky. It's gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. It allows us to find serenity, harmony and easiness. It creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the Throat Chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celestial blue color helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety. 

Blue Chalcedony: 

Properties: Known as a nurturing stone, it encourages the harmony, benevolence, generosity and humility of its owner. It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, therefore, decreasing hostility, easing self-doubt and transforming sadness and melancholy into joy! It has been known to make one more reflective. It can be used to assist one in thought transmission through telepathy, helping you to remain open, enthusiastic and positive. A wondeful stone for enhancing good will, brotherhood and group stability. It is one of the best stone for easing bad dreams. Different varieties of this stone also have the following added benefits: benefits the Throat Chakra, therefore it is a wonderful stone for improving communications and listening skills. It improves mental and verbal flexibility, dexterity, learning and memory. It helps one accept new situations, assimilate new ideas and stimulates creativity. One of the best stones for encouraging optimism, lightheartedness and self-perc eption. 

Lapis Lazuli: 

Lapis Lazuli is the stone of ancient knowledge and wisdom. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. It therefore, encourages inner self-knowledge, encourages self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. It's deep blue color is like looking deep into an ocean of possibilities providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality seeking balance. Lapis encourages creativity. It opens one up to self-expression. 

Sodalite: 

This stone is most recognized for healing, meditation and wisdom. This a good stone for general communication for self and writing. It is used for expressing logic and ideas due to its connection with the Throat Chakra. It is also used at the Brow Chakradue to the fact that it can access fine levels of intuitive information and promote the understanding of these concepts. It is also known to enhance community relationships. Considered a stone that is still evolving, sodalite can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. It helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. It is a stone associated with studying. This stone should be worn or carried around as a touch stone for a long period of time in order to reap its full benefits. 

Turquoise: 

This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for illnesses in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. It is a stone most attune to the thymus gland. The thymus is located in the upper part of the chest between the heart and the throat and produces T-lymphocytes (white blood cells that fight infections and destroy abnormal cells). It is an important organ of the immune system. This is exactly why turquoise has an effect on the entire body. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra, to encouraging communication between heart and mind as well as expressing your desires and dreams. It opens the Throat Chakra, for clear communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding and uplifting through verbal expression. Turquoise can be placed at the Heart Chakra to energize the thymus, heart and immune system. Opens this Chakra for giving and receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spirit ual love for healing and helping. It is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac 

Monday, June 15, 2015

If Dove has flown into your life:
She may be reminding you that in order to soar, you must know when to move your wings and when to allow the wind to take you to new heights. If you were to sit on a branch looking to the sky and hoping the wind will simply pick you up, you would never move. You must surrender and allow the wind to support your wings. Get moving and experience the exhilaration of flying higher and higher. 
Alternatively Dove could be letting you know that you need to simply stop and take a few deep breaths. Let go of the turmoil that is currently surrounding you and find peace within you. Know that what you see right now is reality shifting in ways you never thought possible and that what you are truly looking for is just around the corner. The most chaos happens just before your dreams come true.

In the past week my life has indeed become stressful. And not because of important matters. Oh no...minutae, molehills becoming mountains, personal attacks on my character that are not only unkind but unwarranted. Yesterday, as I was walking from my car to pick up a custom manifestation oil my friend Sabrina had created for me a dove perched on a wire above started talking to me. I spoke back and gave her lots of love. She ducked her head and watched me as I spoke kindly to her. When I stopped speaking she called back. It took me until today to look up her message. Timely and so very comforting. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

The Goddess, is the "goodness" in all women! Historically, the feminine form or"Triple Goddess", is based on ancient goddess triads and the three forms (aspects) a woman takes throughout her life (maiden, mother, crone). No matter which transition she is experiencing, Mother's Day is a nice time to bring awareness to the "mother energy". Honor your mother or a mother you know. Here are some wonderful ways to send loving energy:

1. Light a candle to honor a mother who is living or who has passed.
2. Use a simple ritual to bring love and honor to yourself as a mother, or to give thanks to mother earth.
3. Pay homage to your mother through the power of scent with affirmation candles, essential oil sampler or our sacred anointing oils.
4. Treat your mom to an at home spa session.
5. Invite your mom to enjoy a special seasonal tea blend, created just for her.
6. Consider making her a unique "soundtrack" in honor of who she is. Choose and create music that reminds you of your mom!
7. Choose from one of our many extra special and unique gift baskets designed for every occasion, celebration and budget!
8. Honor your mom with the gift of crystals. Below is a list of great stones to honor the Goddess:

Amethyst:

The stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Strengthens and enhances psychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra. Amethyst contains the grounding color of red with the energy of blue, which is expanding, spacious and flow of peace. Amethyst is the color that you see in the sky as twilight transitions into night. Amethyst takes you on this transition from the magic time of dusk to a conscious shift into a different place. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, which Amethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust; surrender so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention; give it all up, so that you can receive more; and bow, that you may become a part of the greater whole. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing sto ne.

Azurite:

Referred to as the jewel of wisdom or Stone of Heaven. Azurite symbolizes insight and discovery. It is said to increase psychic abilities. Azurite activates the Brow and Throat Chakra for more assertive communication and alertness. It allows for quite, deep access to the subconscious and as a seeing stone offers access to other times, places and lives. Therefore, it is a great stone to assist in astral travel. This great balancer helps those who talk too much and allows for those who to be expressive when they have a tendency to hold back. This opens our psychic intuition and gets us aquainted with our innerselves. It is a stone that stimulates creativity, giving access to a fountain of ideas, images and awareness of things around us.

Moonstone:

This stone honors the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side. Its connection to the moon has been documented for centuries. Because of its shimmering, glossy nature its color plays off the light as does the moon. Like the moon as it waxes and wanes, this reflective stone allows us the lesson that everything is a part of the cycle of change. Moonstone is considered the stone of new beginnings. Moonstone is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, moonstone is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and anxiety. Moonstone helps cool, soothe and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. Moonstone has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It en courages a lust for life, a youthful attitude and helps us to become comfortable with the aging process and its transitions.

Pearl::

In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbing by nature, this mineral absorbs thoughts and emotions and because of this, must be used with caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold that energy until it is cleansed. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl can cool and soothe. It is very nurturing. If using pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and farmers. Pearl is a cold and independent mineral, which is used, ironically at the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral/Spleen Chakra, to stimulate t he heart, liver and emotional issues, digestion, immunity weakness and emotional stress.

Phenacite:

Also spelled phenakite, is a powerful, loving, healing, spiritual stone. It is believed to be one of the highest vibrational crystals yet discovered. The clearer the stone, the more intensely it opens the Third Eye, Crown Chakra and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Hence, its aura clearing abilities are phenomenal! This stone ignites clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, as well as life journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and the healing of other stones. It is a powerful crystal for clearing and activating the chakras. It helps one to go further in a trance state and gives a deeper awareness of one's inner structures. Phenacite can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. It can also alleviate despair and fear including fear of change and lead one to live in love. Phenacite may help one to connect with Angels due to its high f requency and relationship to the Ascending Masters. Phenacite has been associated with Gemini.

Titanium Quartz:

Quartz is infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form one of the most precious crystals on the planet. It increases lifeforce and vitality, attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It's rainbow colors have been shown to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone for creativity. This quartz removes blockages and enhancing the flow of creativity due to its intensely visual colors. It has been used for increasing intuition and therefore an exceptional stone for promoting clairvoyance as well as all forms of "seeing". Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, an alternative medicine career or yogic practice. This crystal appears to stimulate the upward movement of the kundalini and is exceptional for any tantric practice.

Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin


Aho Mitakuye Oyasin... All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer...
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin is a simple yet profound statement. It comes from the Lakota Nation and means all my relations. It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to invite and acknowledge all relatives to the moment.
To most of us today, relative means a blood relation or another human in the family lineage. We have not been taught that an entity, other than human, could be a relative. Understanding this simple statement and contemplating it, could change your outlook on life forever. If you love and honor your relatives, you would be loving and honoring most of what is on this earth, if you lived by this meaning of “relative." What a different world we would be living in!
Sit with this statement, see the Truth in it. Everything is related because it all emanates from one source and has purpose. Truth can be found in Native philosophy, Buddhism, Christianity, Judism, Islam, all belief systems, because they are all related. I have studied Buddhism and found Christ. I have studied Native philosophy and found Buddha. I have studied Mother Nature and found self.
Truth does not owe homage to humans. Humans owe homage to Truth.
Aho!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Finding My Goddess Spirit


I had just hit my 40's and frankly Life had gone completely sideways. Dreams shattered; heart broken; fear and chaos prevailed. There were no answers. I didn't know where to turn to next let alone heal myself, Ironically it was the need to find a new way to support myself that led me to the start of the journey to self-discovery. 

A friend told me that they could get me a job bartending at a small tavern nearby if I could learn how to "tend bar". So I signed up for a fast and furious course quite a distance from where I lived in a city unfamiliar to me.  As I had arrived at the general location early that first day  (I didn't want to risk getting lost) I had time to look around the neighborhood.  



I was inexplicably drawn to East-West Bookstore, its serene exterior* appeared comforting to me upon first site. So I parked my car and walked to the entrance. The smell of sandalwood wafted out to me in the parking lot; soothing music beckoned me inside;  the soft trinkling of water enveloped me with a feeling of peace. I browsed the aisles slowly, taking it All in before heading to the book shelves. Though there were many self-help books that may have been more predictable, I left that day with a book on the Goddess. It was the beginning of my transformation though I didn't realize it then.

http://www.eastwest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EastWest.MV

*East-West moved to their Castro Street location after I had discovered it in the mid-90s




Daily Affirmations: The image of the Goddess inspires us to see ourselves as divine, our bodies as sacred, the changing phases of our lives as holy, our aggression as healthy, and our anger as purifying. Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.  I surround myself with small figures, artwork, beads and statues depicting the Goddess Form. Every time my eyes light on one it reminds me to love myself. Better yet, when you look in the mirror truly SEE the Goddess standing there. She's a wonderous and powerful being. 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Goddess-Crystal Correspondence


Goddess-Crystal Correspondence


Aditi - Crocoite, Red Jasper
Aphrodite - Rose Quartz, Garnet, Smoky Quartz,Salt
Amaterasu - Fire Agate, Pyrite, Sunstone
Ariadne - Angelite, Blue Apatite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Arianrhod - Aquamarine, Moonstone
Artemis - Quartz Crystal, Garnet
Asherah - Boji Stone, Epidote, Staurolite, Alexandrite, Charoite, Unakite
Astarte - Rose Quartz, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Fire Agate
Athena - Green Apophylite, Red Calcite, Aragonite, Selenite
Baba Yaga - Amazonite, Chiastolite, Prase, Scapolite
Bast - Fire Agate, Pyrite, Sunstone, Agate, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli
Baubo - Boji Stone, Larimar, Obsidian
Blodewedd - Amazonite, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Epidote
Branwen - Rose Quartz, Green Apophylite, Aquamarine
Brigid - Gold, Angelite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Cailleach - Quartz Crystal, Labradorite, Beach/River Stone
Ceres - Angelite, Sodalite, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Selenite,Jade
Cerridwen - Aquamarine, Alexandrite, Charoite, Unakite
Cybele - Boji Stone, Epidote, Staurolite, Red Quartz, Jet
Dakini - Garnet, Boji Stone, Amazonite
Demeter - Crocoite, Red Jasper, Boji Stone, Moss Agate, Green Fluorite
Devi - Garnet, Prase, Smoky Quartz
Durga - Larimar, Yellow Apatite, Carnelian
Diana-Amethyst, Moonstone,Pearl
Ereskigal - Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Lapis Lazuli
Ezili-Freda-Dahomey - Garnet, Pearls
Fortuna - Citrine, Pyrite
Freya - Scapolite, Crocoite, Red Jasper, Pearl
Gaia - All stones
Hathor - Boji Stone, Brightly colored Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Obsidian, Turquoise
Hebe - Agate, Angelite, Bloodstone, Green Diopside, Hematite, Yellow Jasper
Hecate - Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian
Hestia - Fire Agate, Ruby, Sulphur, Tiger Eye
Hokkmah - Larimar, Topaz
Inanna - Amber, Kunzite, Obsidian, Labradorite
Ishtar - Quartz Crystal, Moonstone, Garnet
Isis - Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Emerald, Moonstone
Juno - Garnet, Boji Stone, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine
Juventas - Green Aventurine, Bloodstone
Kali - Obsidian, Fire Agate, Sulphur, Charoite, Unakite
Kore - Amber, Celestite, Herkimer Diamond, Sodalite
Kuan-Yin - Jade, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Clear Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Topaz
Kunapipi - Mookaite Jasper, Tiger Iron
Lady of the Beasts - Clear Quartz
Lakshmi - Citrine, Gold, Silver, Diamond, Pearl
Lilith - Garnet, Smoky Quartz
Maat - Diamond,  Clear Quartz, Jade
Metis - Boji Stone, Larimar
Minerva - Kunzite, Mica, Fluorite
Morgan - Larimar, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, White Coral, Moonstone, Morganite
Morrigan - Scapolite, Amber, Kunzite, Obsidian, Morganite
The Muses - Aquamarine, Blue Apatite, Blue Lace Agate
Mara- Beryl, Aquamarine
Nephthys - Amazonite, Chiastolite, Scapolite
Nut - Amber, Celestite, Herkimer Diamond, Sodalite
Oshun - White Coral, Watermelon Tourmaline, Blue Calcite, Aquamarine, Copper
Ostara - Pyrite, Sunstone, Prase Quartz
Oya - Ruby, Garnet, Red Jasper
Parvati - Crazy lace Agate, Honey Calcite, Ruby, Rutilated Quartz
Pele - Fire Agate, Ruby, Sulphur, Tiger Eye, Tiger Iron, Peridot, Obsidian
Persephone - Pink Tourmaline, Sugilite
Qadesh - Garnet
Radha - Rose Quartz, Cassiterite
Rhea - Moss Agate
Rhiannon - Danburite, Sapphire, Howlite, Jade
Sarasvati - Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, White Coral, Watermelon Tourmaline, Fluorite
Sekhmet - Fire Agate, Sunstone, Pyrite
Selene - Moonstone Selenite
Shekinah - Fluorite
Shulamit - Blue Apatite
Sophia - Rainbow Fluorite
Tanit - Sunstone and Moonstone
Tara - Ametrine, Orange Aventurine, Gem Silica, Chrysocolla
Themis - Boji Stone, Chrysocolla, Jade, Citrine, Epidote
Tiamat - Aquamarine Beryl
Urvasi - Garnet, Aquamarine
Venus - Garnet, Rose Quartz, Pearl, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli
Vesta - Fire Agate, Opal
Yemaya/Ymoja - Aquamarine, Coral
Yhi - Angelite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Mookaite Jasper, Epidote
Zirna - Moonstone, Rose Quartz

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crystal Healing Quiz


It was many years ago, while living in Eugene, that I was blessed to come across Andrew Pacholyk online. I subscribed to his crystal healing and alternative health newsletter. Countless hours were spent pouring over his website and blog. He inspired me to pursue a holistic lifestyle and continues today to motivate me to learn and grow.

Subscribe to these Yahoo groups where I first "met"
Yogiguruji aka Andrew Pacholyk.

He definitely struck the match that lit a fire within me to learn more about crystals and their healing properties. I love this simple, but comprehensive, overview of what crystals assist with personal challenges.  I hope you do too.

Crystal Quiz

*These are YES and NO answers.
*You will find the answers at the end of the test.
*Remember, your answers may vary every time you take the test. This is an indication of what crystal you may need in the moment.

1. It's hard for me to concentrate.
2. I have a hard time making decisions.
3. I'd like to be more in touch with angels.
4. I have lots of ideas, but I can't seem to materialize them.
5. I have lots of ideas, but it's difficult for me to express them.
6. I have difficulty letting go of old ideas.
7. I wish I liked myself more.
8. It's hard for me to be honest with other people.
9. Sometimes I wish I were in a different dimension of reality.
10. I hate my body. I'm too (fat, skinny, short, tall, etc.).
11. I never have enough money to satisfy my needs.
12. I resent what some people have done to me, and find it difficult to forgive them.
13. I know that I have a limited view of some areas of my life, but I don't know how to gain a broader perspective.
14. I often find that other people's moods are contagious, i.e., if someone is sad I find myself feeling sad, too.
15. I want to feel more at peace with myself.
16. I feel that I lack imagination.
17. I'm not in touch with my intuition.
18. It's hard for me to think logically.
19. I find myself getting angry when I have to deal with incompetent people.
20. I feel stressed out a great deal of the time.
21. I have a low opinion of myself.
22. I'm intolerant of others.
23. It's hard for me to let go of anger.
24. I have goals, but I find it difficult to get from where I am to where I want to be.
25. There seems to be a lot of negativity in my life.
26. I'd like to be more prosperous.
27. I want to understand myself better.
28. I wish I had more creative abilities.
29. I want to trust my psychic abilities more.
30. I wish I were more in touch with nature.
31. I want to be free of past sorrows.
32. I have a lot of anxiety attacks.
33. I often feel emotionally unbalanced.
34. I would like more serenity in my life.
35. I wish good things happened more quickly to me.
36. I wish I knew what's stopping me from having what I want.
37. I'd like to be more patient with myself and others.
38. I wish I could look at my problems more rationally.
39. I'd like to know what's going on inside me.
40. When I'm sick I get so nervous about it that it's hard for me to get well.
41. Sometimes I'm not sure what I feel.
42. I'm oversensitive.
43. Sometimes I don't trust myself.
44. I feel as if I'm on an emotional roller-coaster.
45. I need to uncover my deepest fears.
46. I'm depressed a lot of the time.
47. I need more passion in my life.
48. I find it hard to ask others for help.
49. I have difficulty in asserting myself.
50. I have frequent nightmares.
51. I feel that I'm too inflexible.
52. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to be objective about my problems.
53. I feel as if I come from another planet.
54. I have trouble meditating.
55. I would like to develop my intellect.
56. I worry too much about other people's opinions of me.
57. I feel that I present to the world an image of myself which isn't really me.
58. I feel disconnected from other people.
59. No matter how hard I try, I can't stick to my diet (or break another addiction).
60. I find it impossible to let go of old relationships.

Crystal Test Solutions


1. It's hard for me to concentrate.

Sodalite. It helps to clear up both mental and emotional confusion which can prevent concentration. 



2. I have a hard time making decisions.

Carnelian: It helps us to focus on the present, and our current needs. 


3. I'd like to be more in touch with angels.
Angelite: This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. 

4. I have lots of ideas, but I can't seem to materialize them.
Citrine. It helps you to manifest your ideas so that you can act on them.
Clear Calcite: Sometimes we can't find new answers because we're operating in a framework of old beliefs. Clear calcite helps us to change our perspective. 

5. I have lots of ideas, but it's difficult for me to express them.
Turquoise: It helps you to clarify ideas and to express them creatively and to enroll others in helping to make them come true. 

6. I have difficulty letting go of old ideas.
Clear quartz: Called the mirror of the soul, it helps us to see who we truly are, free of limiting ideas and beliefs. 

7. I wish I liked myself more.
Rose Quartz: This is the stone for self-love, meaning appreciation of yourself, regardless of what you consider to be your shortcomings. 

8. It's hard for me to be honest with other people.
Amazonite: For courage of personal expression. 

9. Sometimes I wish I were in a different dimension of reality.
All grounding (black/red) stones help to reestablish a loving connection with the earth dimension. These include smoky quartz, hematite, tiger's eye, obsidian, black tourmaline, onyx, and red jasper. 

10. I hate my body. I'm too (fat, skinny, short, tall, etc.).
Smoky quartz: Of all the grounding stones, it establishes the most gentle and loving connection with the body. 
Rose Quartz: This is the stone for self-love, meaning appreciation of yourself, regardless of what you consider to be your shortcomings. 

11. I never have enough money to satisfy my needs.
Citrine: for using one's individual and unique talents to create abundance.
Chrysoprase: Attracts abundance and helps in success with new ventures. 
Aventurine: seems to enable abundance and brings good luck and money, joy, balance and clarity. 
Turquoise: manifests spiritual qualities, healing, friendship & love, luck associated around the awareness of money. 
Tiger's eye: is most recognized for bringing money and showing us our personal power. 

12. I resent what some people have done to me, and find it difficult to forgive them.
Amethyst: is the stone of spirituality. Used for contentment and meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Apache Tears: The purpose of this gemstone is to bring to light that which is hidden from the conscious mind. It dissolves suppressed negative patterns and purifies them.
Rose Quartz: represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! 
Chryscolla: Gentle, soothing, friendly stone excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes and heals heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear...) for allowingness, flexibility, self-forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. 
Sugilite: This stone is especially effective in working on resentment and anger. 

13. I know that I have a limited view of some areas of my life, but I don't know how to gain a broader perspective.
Hawk's Eye: This stone helps to provide an "aerial" and more objective viewpoint of one's situation. 

14. I often find that other people's moods are contagious, i.e., if someone is sad I find myself feeling sad, too.
Hematite: In ancient times this stone was used as a mirror because of its reflective qualities. It can help you to deflect, rather than absorb, the moods of others. 

15. I want to feel more at peace with myself.
Angelite: This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. 
Chrysocolla: Its deep blue-green hue soothes and calms the heart. It is also considered to be a stone to program for world peace. Rose Quartz: represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! 


16. I feel that I lack imagination.
Aquamarine, a stone which has been related to the sea, helps us to brave the unknown and experience the flow of creativity.
Clear Calcite: Lacking imagination is often the inability to see beyond the (invisible) mental boundaries we've set for ourselves. Clear calcite helps us to expand our vision. 

17. I'm not in touch with my intuition.
Blue Agate and Malachite: Both of these stones assist in left/right-brain balance. Thus, those who feel stuck in their logical, rational selves can rebalance so that they may hear their intuitive voices. 

18. It's hard for me to think logically.
As Blue Agate and Malachite help those who are mostly logical to get in touch with intuition, so mostly intuitive people can use these stones to experience their rational sides. Both stones relate to left/right-brain balance. 

19. I find myself getting angry when I have to deal with incompetent people.
Rhodonite: Combining pink, the color for love, with black, for grounding, this stone promotes tolerance. 

20. I feel stressed out a great deal of the time.
Amethyst: This stone is commonly referred to as nature's tranquilizer. It's also beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia or nightmares.
Amber: This stone helps with any kind of emotional turmoil.
Chrysoprase: Helps to release emotional tension and stress which has lodged in the physical being.
Turquoise: helps to balance energy. This blue/green stone is one of the most soothing. 

21. I have a low opinion of myself.
Smoky Quartz is the most widely-used stone for self-esteem.
Citrine is another good choice, as it balances both any tendency to have an inflated opinion of self as well as an inadequate sense of self. 

22. I'm intolerant of others.
Rhodonite and Rose Quartz: Rhodonite is effective in dealing with intolerance of acquaintances and strangers; while Rose Quartz addresses the intolerance we feel towards those people who mirror what we view as our own faults. 

23. It's hard for me to let go of anger.
Rhodonite: This stone helps us to be patient and to forgive. 

24. I have goals, but I find it difficult to get from where I am to where I want to be.
Clear Quartz: A pointed crystal has the most focused energy, and clear quartz is the most powerful crystal to program for goals. 

25. There seems to be a lot of negativity in my life.
Hematite and Black Tourmaline both help to deflect negativity. 

26. I'd like to be more prosperous.
Green tourmaline for awakening one's creativity for the purpose of creating more abundance.
Citrine: for feeling confident about using those abilities.
Honey Calcite: for manifesting abundance in work-related areas.
Pyrite: For awakening the creativity and discovering new ways of creating abundance. 

27. I want to understand myself better.
Moss Agate helps one to understand the self improves ego and self esteem. 

28. I wish I had more creative abilities.
Amazonite: Assists in courage of personal expression, giving us the power to say the words we're afraid to speak. Creativity may be a process of co-creation with others..
Chryscolla: Calms us so that our thoughts flow freely. This is a good stone for those who find their thinking processes to be intellectually sound, but lacking emotional quality.
Malachite: for its ability to help balance the logical, practical and intuitive, visionary sides of the brain.
Carnelian: For helping creativity to flow.
Aqua Aura: Encourages self-expression in service to others. 

29. I want to trust my psychic abilities more.
Labradorite/spectrolite: This stone assists us in the wise use of psychic powers; thus we need not fear using them for the wrong purposes. 
Hematite: This stone assists in grounding the mind and condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, and practicality. 
Charoite: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). 
Kyanite: is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. 
Malachite: for its ability to help balance the logical, practical and intuitive, visionary sides of the brain. 

30. I wish I were more in touch with nature.
Agate: This stone helps us to connect to nature and nature spirits. 

31. I want to be free of past sorrows.
Aventurine: Sorrow is stored in the heart, and aventurine is an ideal stone for soothing heartache. 

32. I have a lot of anxiety attacks.
Rhodochrosite: This stone assists in slow, deep breathing, which relaxes the solar plexus and sends needed oxygen to the brain. 

33. I often feel emotionally unbalanced.
Moonstone: This stone assists you both when you're feeling over-emotional or out of touch with your feelings. 

34. I would like more serenity in my life.
Amethyst: The most recommended stone for stress relief.
Aquamarine: This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea. 

35. I wish good things happened more quickly to me.
Rutilated Quartz: Its high vibrations speed in manifesting what you want. 

36. I wish I knew what's stopping me from having what I want.
Black Obsidian: This stone helps to bring to the surface the hidden and limiting beliefs which may blocking you.
Clear Calcite has the same effect in a more gentle way. 

37. I'd like to be more patient with myself and others.
Rose Quartz: This stone teaches self-love and acceptance; when we feel this way about ourselves it's easier to have patience with others. 
Rhodonite: This stone helps with patience. 

38. I wish I could look at my problems more rationally.
Sodalite: When you feel completely confused this stone can help with mental calmness. 

39. I'd like to know what's going on inside me.
Obsidian: This stone will tell you' be sure you want to know. 

40. When I'm sick I get so nervous about it that it's hard for me to get well.
Amethyst: The stone for over stressed nerves.
Rhodochrosite: for relieving anxiety. 

41. Sometimes I'm not sure what I feel.
Moonstone: This stone helps us to get in touch with our feelings. 

42. I'm over-sensitive.
Hematite: Being over-sensitive usually means being over-affected by the opinions and/or feelings of others. Hematite helps to shield us from this. 

43. Sometimes I don't trust myself.
Rose Quartz: This is the stone for loving ourselves, and trust naturally follows love. 

44. I feel as if I'm on an emotional roller-coaster.
Moonstone: This stone helps to bring balance to the emotions. 

45. I need to uncover my deepest fears.
Obsidian: This stone will bring up anything which is hidden, and is best used with any of the quartzes (especially rose quartz and aventurine) to soften its effect.
Charoite: Helps one to deal with both known and unknown fears. 

46. I'm depressed a lot of the time.
Smoky Quartz: When we're depressed we feel both that we have no solid ground to stand on and that light is absent from our lives. This stone, which is dark and light-filled, can help.
Amber: This helps to draw out depression. 

47. I need more passion in my life.
Ruby: This is the traditional stone for sexual and emotional passion. 

48. I find it hard to ask others for help.
Amazonite and Turquoise: The first stone gives courage of self-expression; the second gives the ability to ask for help. 

49. I have difficulty in asserting myself.
Amazonite: This stone helps us to say what we need to say. 

50. I have frequent nightmares.
Amethyst: This is the traditional stone for peaceful sleep. 

51. I feel that I'm too inflexible.
Green Calcite: This stone, formed in water, helps to bring flexibility to our perceptions of ourselves and others. 

52. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to be objective about my problems.
Clear Calcite: This stone helps us to to draw on our higher or spiritual selves for creative solutions. 

53. I feel as if I come from another planet.
Moldavite: Some of us may; moldavite can helps us all to feel more comfortable on the earth plane.
Ametrine: Helps us to balance the spiritual and physical words. 

54. I have trouble meditating.
Kyanite: I have found that this stone helps me to be grounded and calm so that I can meditate.
Hematite: This stone helps to calm and stabilize our energy. 

55. I would like to develop my intellect.
Fluorite: Known as the genius stone, it can help stimulate intellectual powers. 

56. I worry too much about other people's opinions of me.
Rose Quartz: When we nurture ourselves with self-love other people's opinions of us will usually mirror our own. 

57. I feel that I present to the world an image of myself which isn't really me.
Charoite: We often present false images because we're afraid that we won't be accepted for who we are. Charoite helps to dissolve fear. 

58. I feel disconnected from other people.
Quartz Cluster: Helps us to see the beauty of community and helps with group meditations. 

59. No matter how hard I try, I can't stick to my diet (or break another addiction).
Amethyst: Many people have successfully used this stone to help in releasing addictions. 

60. I find it impossible to let go of old relationships:
Onyx: This is the stone for breaking unwanted ties to the past.

by Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
http://www.peacefulmind.com/