Today’s Crystal is Sardonyx!

Sardonyx…

Mental Discipline, Focus, Happiness, Optimism & Confidence

Multi-Colored Sardonyx

Sardonyx is a highly protective stone that embodies a vibration of happiness, optimism and confidence.

It helps to boost your self control and your level of personal power.

This stone creates an excellent grounding action through the earth and base chakras, and brings you back to earth after spiritual work.

It has excellent metaphysical properties that that encourage motivation, willpower, discipline and strength of character.

This makes it a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental discipline to focus on the task at hand.

–Where Is It From? Sardonyx Meaning

This stone has been found in a large number of locations including Brazil, India, Germany, Uruguay, Russia and USA, but it is said that the best stone comes from India.

This stone is type of banded or striped Chalcedony, and is a mixture of Onyx and Orange Carnelian. Also known as Sardian Onyx, it may be clearly banded or have a less defined mix of colors.

Sard stones have been in use since the bronze age. Many stones are a similar color to Carnelian except most are a darker orange. Sard stones were named for the ancient Turkish city named Sardis.

The meaning of the name Sardonyx relates to the fact that it is a mixture of Onyx and Sard, a type of Orange Carnelian that was well known in ancient times.

Although many people think of Onyx as being black, as the black Onyx stone is so prevalent, Onyx comes in a variety of colors and commonly in bands.

So while Black Onyx may commonly be seen selling, it occurs in other colors, including white, purple, gray, brown, red, green, yellow and blue.

These crystals may be a mixture of any of these colors, and they may also have the orange color of Carnelian within them.

–How Will It Help You?

White and Green Sardonyx

Sardonyx supports discipline, willpower, motivation and strength of character.

This makes it a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental disciple to focus on the task at hand.

This crystal has a very protective vibration and will create a strong grounding action through the earth star chakra and the base or root chakra.

This assists you to return you energetically back to earth after spiritual work.

This is a crystal that stimulates happiness and has a helpful energy to improve your self control, and it embodies an energy of happiness, optimism and confidence.

–Who Should Use It?

This stone was said to have been used as a talisman in Ancient Egypt for protection against evil, as it has a strong level of psychic protection energy.

It has been in use since ancient times, and these days this crystal is known as an August birthstone, and it is on the birthstone list by month.

Banded Sardonyx Stone

It was believed that the presence of Sardonyx created a decrease of crime in its vicinity.  One of the ways it was used in ancient times, that is still known to be particularly useful was to grid homes, and you can do this quite easily.

You can choose to grid your whole home or you can just do one room.

Simply place a stone in each corner of your home or the corner of specific rooms where you spend the most time.

You may also like to place one near the windows or doors to strengthen the protective energies, but it takes a while for the energy of this stone to build up, and to work at its highest level.

–What Is It? Why Would You Use It?

This stone is a mixture of Onyx and Carnelian, so it embodies within it the vibrations of these two energies, that meld together to create a new and very helpful stone.

If you have been searching for meaning in your life, using this stone may help you to find the answers to your search.

Multi-colored Striped Sardonyx

Sardonyx has a positive vibration that helps you to attract new friendships and will improve your close relationships.

It is a good stone to aid the thinking processes, as it has a strong vibration within the crown and third eye chakras.

They are helpful when studying to assist you to use and absorb information.

Because it promotes integrity and virtuous behavior, this may assist you to enhance your marriage or close partnership, especially if either partner is losing interest in remaining faithful.

In this is the case, it might you help to put one under your pillow as well as under your partner’s. Having it within your aura for a long period each day, will help you to act decisively, and will bolster your will power and aid you to build character.

They are also helpful to enhance your creativity, and may help writers to write more creatively.

–Wearing Sardonyx

Orange Striped Sardonyx

Sardonyx jewelry is easy to buy, and it’s on the zodiac birthstones list as well.

It is a good idea if you wish to fully benefit from the energy of this crystal to keep a piece of this stone on you all the time.

Their energy will help you to have the courage to deal with problems as they occur, as well as being very protective.

As it is a birthstone for a number of starsigns, you may find that you may be able to buy jewelry made from this stone.

It is a birthstone for Virgo, Aries, Leo and a Taurus birthstone.  It may be helpful to wear it if you wish to benefit from the variety of different attributes that its energy stimulates.

–How To Use It

You may use them to do a psychic meditation, when they may stimulate within you the gift of psychic visions, also known as clairvoyant abilities.  The stones with white colored inclusions are known to have a strong vibration within the third eye chakra and the crown chakra.

Black and White Sardonyx with a touch of Orange

Stones that contain White Onyx within them are excellent stones to use to use in meditation.

The white onyx within the stone will help you to make contact with the spiritual realms.

But because they are strong spiritual grounding stones they will help you to remain grounded.

They are also advantageous stones to aid back problems and may help to heal the bones, and they may also assist you to regulate the flow of fluid in the body.

If you have been suffering from grief, sadness or are stressed by life circumstances, using this stone is one of the ways to ease stress.

They may help you to let go of stress, and assist you to release anxiety and depression.

They are excellent healing stones with excellent metaphysical properties that are very helpful if you have allergies, and need to strengthen your immune system.

Sardonyx stone is easy to buy, and they are known to aid the prevention of bronchitis and other respiratory infections, as they will help to heal the lungs.

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” Vance Havner.

–Combining It With Other Stones

This stone combines well with both Onyx and Carnelian stones, to strengthen their attributes. If you use them with Yellow Apatite or Sunstones this will bolster your mental clarity as well.

Red Ruby In Green Zoisite aka Anyolite

It is a strong psychic protection stone, and it may be helpful to use it with any of the high crystal energy stones when doing spiritual journeys.

They can help to prevent problems caused by visits to the higher realms and at the same time may reinforce the action of the other stones.

They combine well with sacral chakra stones to enhance your creativity, and they work particularly well with Anyolite.

You may also use them with Zincite, Sunstones, Dravite also known as Brown Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum Stone or Cinnabar.

They can be combined with any stones that aid psychic visions and are excellent used to do a crystal meditation, as they have a good level of spiritual grounding.

Combined with Fire Agate they are powerful to aid protection.

To boost your will power, combine them with solar plexus stones, such as Orange Carnelian, Preseli Bluestone, Libyan Desert Glass, also known as Libyan Gold Tektite, Iron Pyrite, Hematite and Pietersite.

The Empress

Thanks to Andrea Green, she gives the meaning and journal tip for this week!

The Empress is the card of nature, growth, slow and gradual natural change, patience, pregnancy, harvests, the seasons passing, and life itself.

She can be compared with the other female cards in the Major Arcana, for example, the World card is how Nature appears to us, and the Star card is hidden nature. The Empress is the goddess, the power and patterns behind everything.

This card means that all things are due in time, and may also be compared to the Queen of Pentacles, another very nature-based card. It carries a similar meaning of nurturing, of compassion and care. Both are cards of the mother and motherhood.

If it appears in a past position, that time of growth has passed, and nothing new will arise; it is time to seek a new field to seed, nurture and harvest.

Journal Exercise & Insiders Tip

When reading, we can weave an interpretation from all the individual symbols on a card – even doing a very deep and detailed one-card reading!

Here’s how we would do it on the Empress card, and then for your journal this week, why not try it with one of the other cards, or one you pull for a real question?

Full-Grown Wheat: “What you have planned and seeded, worked so hard to accomplish, has now come to happen – it is time to take the fruit of your work. In a way, it is up to you to now harvest and reap what you have sown. Take time to enjoy this pause in your hard work”.

Venus Symbol: “Everything is coming together, perhaps even a romantic or equal partnership – the circle and the cross – the active and the passive. It is all happening in its own good time and good things will grow from this union”.

Shield: “You are protected, and can be assured that there is safety in what is happening. Everything is being taken care of, so go for the enjoyment of the ride”.

Couch/Cushion: “Relax and sink into what is happening, don’t fight it. Take time to rest and recover, as things go their own course. Don’t meddle or interfere at this point, there is no need to do anything other than sit back”.

Sceptre: “Whilst you are the cause of what is happening, you should pull back from adding any more into the mix. There is a time to be regal and take the high ground, and this is it – there is no need to keep digging or working!”

Crown of Stars: “Everything will happen in time, and you should have patience, with an eye to the fates and fortunes of the stars. What you have set in motion is now flowing to a conclusion, let it happen”.

Waterfall: “Again, there is a flow and a torrent of things coming to a head, so the less you are involved at this late stage, the better”.

Where else can you see symbols on the Empress?

How would this apply to a job question? A relationship question?

Now try this with another card!

Today’s Crystal is Septaria aka Dragonstones!

Septaria aka Dragonstones…

Enhance Privacy, Communication Abilities & Group Activities

Septarian Stone

Septaria are interesting stones, with no two pieces exactly the same.  The various minerals that make up these crystals means that their qualities are quite diverse.

They have a strong Shamanic influence that will strengthen group activities.

Their vibration enhances privacy, and they are favorable stones for improving your communication ability.

Each crystal is made up of a combination of different minerals, which makes for a wide variation between each piece.

The metaphysical properties of these stones relate them having interesting and diverse effects within the life of anyone who decides to use them.

Because each of the individual minerals within the stones have a separate effect, they may vary in how strong a particular stone may be for a specific reason.

Where Is It From? Septaria Meaning

These crystals are also known by the names Dragonstone, Septeyre and Septarian stone. There are two schools of thought about the meaning of the name Septaria.

The first meaning is thought to originate from the Latin word ‘saeptum” meaning partition due to the cracks or separations in the stones. The second meaning pertains to the Latin word ‘septum’ meaning seven, as many stones seem to occur with seven sections.

Within these stones you will find a mixture of minerals, commonly Calcite (the yellow parts), Aragonite (the brown lines) and possibly white (Baryte) or grey (Limestone or Chalcedony), depending on the specific minerals that make up that particular stone.

Septarian Stone

Deposits of this unusual stone have been found in England, Spain, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

Each piece is a mixture of colors, and individual stones vary quite considerably.

Septarian stones are often quite beautiful, with the common colors being combinations of yellow, brown, white and/or grey.

These stones formed around 50 million years ago, with liquid filled with mineral matter being deposited into fissures, and then solidifying like concrete in these fissures, called concretions.

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Why Would You Use It? How Will It Help You?

They are a helpful stone to keep on you if you value your privacy, as they seem to dispel others personal interest in you.  Their vibration appears to send out a message that deters anyone who might have an unhealthy regard for you.

This allows you to retain your anonymity, free from anyone elses interference in your life and your affairs. It is helpful to keep a piece in your environment. This will benefit the energy of the area where you put them.

Septaria Crystals are also called Dragonstones

Pieces of the stone such as spheres, hearts and various other interesting shaped pieces are easy to obtain, and jewelry made from this stone is also available if you look for it.

These unique stones create a harmonious blend of the energies of the heart chakra, with the throat chakra and the third eye chakra and are lovely stones to have present at a meditation group.

These stones are helpful to use as they may assist you in many ways, including to help to establish patience and tolerance for others opinions.

This is a stone that has strong advantages for being kept close when you are working with the public.

Both you and everyone else who are located in the general area will benefit from the increased spiritual zeal created by this stones resonance within the activity you are carrying out.

At the same time they encompass within them a strong grounding energy, which will be helpful to everyone in the group.

How To Use It… Wearing Septarian Stone

Septaria Cabachon

You may choose to wear jewelry made from this stone, particularly if you were born under the Taurus sign as they are a birthstone for Taurus.

If you cannot get jewelry, simply keep a stone on you somewhere, so that its energy is available to help you when you require its assistance.

They are excellent stones generally for healers to obtain deeper insights into their work, as they may aid you to see the causes of disease.

If you are a healer, they are excellent stones to use on those occasions that you are unsure how to get proceed with treatment.

They are excellent stones that may help you to avoid psychic attack, as they are one of the stones for psychic protection.

You may learn what is the next step to take to get the best result in your clients healing.

The unique energy of these unusual stones may also enhance your psychic powers, as well as helping clairvoyants to see the truth, spiritually.

Who Should Use It?

Septaria will aid the body to be more flexible, and this flexibility also flows through to the mental plane.

Within the third eye chakra and the crown chakra, they bring flexibility mentally, and aid you to be more tolerant.

This way its energy will resonate within your aura, and benefit your life on a continuous basis.

They are strong healing stones, and are particularly helpful for self-healing.

Their energy will strengthen and enlighten the spirit, as they enhance your ability to first recognize, then connect to higher truths.

The concretions are an analogy for their work in the body, as they are excellent to strengthen the teeth, bones and muscles, and may be helpful to aid the healing of broken bones.

Although it may be possible to obtain jewelry made from one of these stones, if you cannot find any it is highly beneficial to simply keep a piece of this stone in your pocket.

Strong Shamanic Energy, Enhance Group Activities

Septarian Stone

Septaria are sometimes called Dragonstones as these stones resonate with strong earth energy, and will connect you to the Devic kingdom.

Their energy is quite shamanic, and having their vibration present during group activities, will enhance the groups response.

In particular these stones are known to strengthen the vibration of drumming and chanting circles.

Their energy helps to create a more close-knit group of people, and will enhance the closeness of the group energetically.

This helps to create a stronger focus on the activity being performed.

By meditating with these stones, their vibration will aid you to obtain answers.

Their energy is calming and centering, and the vibration of these unusual stones helps to stimulate a diverse mixture of different aspects within your life and the life of all who are present.

Aids Public Speaking

They strongly resonate within the solar plexus chakra, which is also known as the power chakra. Their benefits are unique, as is the look and make-up of the individual stones.

They also vibrate within the sacral or navel chakra as well as at the base or root chakra.

Septaria will also aid you in some other interesting ways.

They resonate strongly within the throat chakra, and they are extremely favorable stones if you are doing public speaking.

These stones give out an energy that seems to make each member of the audience believe you are speaking directly to them.

This energy also aids you to retain the interest of the audience, as these stones enhance your overall communication abilities.

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa.

My favorite pyramid from Septarian Stone! I love using it during Shamanic drumming!

Today’s Tarot Card is The Moon 🌛

Meaning:

When The Moon appears in a reading, your intuition and your emotions will prevail over intellect in your situation. This is a key reason why this card symbolizes the intuitive Water Sign of Pisces. Pisces is a reflector, and uses their psychic gifts to ponder over situations, and pull back to do so on occasion. There is something missing from the picture, or at least from your picture. You do not have all of the facts at hand to make any decisions, either in love or in play at this time. Follow your heart and your intuition, and don’t be afraid to ask for psychic messages either. Pull back and meditate or listen to your instinct. What is it telling you? The missing puzzle piece is there! It may not be available to you right now, but the night does not last forever, and in due time this information will reveal itself.

Symbolism:

The Moon appearing in a reading is an advisement that you are not clear of all of the details, and there is more at play in the situation than you may think. As the Moon pulls back in the night sky, so too does the querent in this situation. You are being asked to pull back. And this is why this card symbolizes the zodiac sign of Pisces, who is known for retreating to the cave on occasion. This card is a darker card in the Tarot, but it does not necessarily have a dark interpretation. Rather this card represents confusion sometimes, and a lack of clarity on a key issue. Here we see The Moon up in the sky, surrounded by darkness and clouds. There is more at play than meets the eye here, there is information that you do not have available to you that is pertinent to the situation you are asking about. The Moon rules intuition and emotions. These are the factors that you must use to seek clarity. Like the Full Moon in the sky shedding light on the world, it’s time to pull back and look at your life and situation from the perspective of The Moon. What puzzle piece are you missing? When you pull back, the Moon reveals that missing piece.