Getting to know each Planet

Great article on the different planetary personalities by Shannon Yrizarry

Planetary Personalities: Get to Know the Nature of Each Planet

When you′re first getting to know astrology, most people start by getting to know the 12 zodiac signs. This will help you get a quick glimpse into someone′s personality. Each of these signs have both an element linked to it as well as a ruling planet. Understanding the characteristics of each planet will help you in a variety of extremely practical ways and as you dive deeper into astrology, you′ll continue to unlock more helpful information with these planetary energies that can even help you predict events or know when it′s a good time to make major life decisions.

It can help you understand day to day interactions by helping you see how someone communicates or relates to others and it can help you understand which days are ripe to take action in certain areas of your life. In a broader sense, it can help you see larger cycles that can help you transform and understand major shifts happening in the fabric of societal consensus which is what we all accept as truth.

To help you understand why knowing these planets is useful, we′ve broken it down a little more below to show you that right now, you may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg into a system that can offer you tremendous intuition about others and changes that are going to happen so you can ride the tides and enjoy them.

Unlocking The Cycles of Time and The Layered Psychology of Each Person

Besides helping you get a stronger grasp of each sign, you can get a real sense of the theme of each month so you can capitalize on that energy instead of being caught off guard by it when the sun moves through a sign by knowing it′s ruling planet. You can also have a deeper understanding of how each full moon′s energy will be based on the sign and ruling planet.

For example you′ll know an Aries full moon will cause fights because Aries is ruled by Mars the god of war. You will be able to see even larger cycles that affect everyone in a year based on when each planet′s retrogrades are as well as when planets are in signs that bring ease (this is called elevated) in areas of your life or discord.

You′ll be able to understand each compartment of your life with greater depth and clarity when you know the planetary energy that is fueling a sign that lands in a house. Additionally, you′ll understand how having a sign in a planet in your chart will create a specific blend of energy such as having Leo in mercury. In this instance a person′s communication (mercury) would be outgoing (Leo′s influence). After you are able to dissect your own chart and see the incoming annual cycles affecting everyone, you can begin to look at other people′s charts to understand them on a much deeper psychological level as well.

If you′re already feeling confused, don′t worry, these concepts will become more familiar to you the more you expose yourself to them. For now, just focus on looking at the planets below as if they are people you′re getting know better. Let′s start simple.

Sun – The sun is a fire element planet (no surprise here). It rules change and is linked with active male yang energy that is both confident and able to take the lead. The sun rules the sign of Leo. Your sun sign (whichever zodiac sign falls in this position based on your time of birth) is said to be the core of your personality because it is rules our actions, what is shown the most to others, hence it′s an expressive planet. It spends 30 days in one sign.

Moon – The moon is a water element planet and is the opposite energy of the sun. It′s female, yin, and receptive. It′s where we find our emotional reactions, creativity, and intuition. Your moon sign represents your emotional needs, which are not so obvious to others (or even yourself) and makes you unique in the way you feel loved and nurtured. The moon is the closest planet to earth and has a powerful and noticeable effect on our emotions and events. It also changes signs the most frequently because it circles us once per day, spending a mere 2.5 days in one sign. Therefore, it explains emotional ups and downs on a day to day basis. One′s moon sign is the most important/revealing part of a birth chart in Vedic astrology.

The Inner Planets

Mercury – Meet the planet known as the messenger of the gods. Mercury is an air element planet so it deals with subjects related to the ethers, such as electricity and radio. It′s the ruler of 2 of the most talkative planets of the zodiac, Gemini and Virgo. It has to do with practical ideas and routines, and is the place to look to understand our own communication style.

Venus – This is the planet of art, beauty, and romance. Venus is a water planet and rules both Taurus and Libra. Venus in astrology is often thought of as cupid′s arrow, but it also indicates one′s relationship with money. Therefore, when it shows up in your chart, it can mean love, a skill in the arts, money, or a sudden interest in those things. Known as the Goddess of Love, or Aphrodite, this planet is sensual and charming. You can look at which sign in your chart Venus falls in to understand your own romantic style.

Mars – This is the god of love and war, entirely linked to our passions. As a fire element planet, Mars rules Aries, the get-it-done-quick sign. When Mars goes retrograde, our vitality can go down as well as our sex drive. Look at which sign Mars is in in your chart to see how you pursue your passion and goals. When this planet conjuncts or trines a planet, we can expect that area of our life to burst open or move forward. Mars is also linked to our primal nature, so we need to keep on eye what this planet is doing to know when we may need to curb our temper or find healthy outlets for our passions.

Jupiter – This planet is known as the king of the Gods, or Zeus. Just as all planets have both a positive and negative side, Jupiter does as well. Known as the planet of luck, it brings prosperity, and yet it can also bring impulsiveness. Linked to the element fire, Jupiter rules Sagittarius. We can look to Jupiter to bring growth and expansion, good will, and vision. It is generally known as a benevolent energy. Look to see in which sign Jupiter falls in your chart to see where life will run smoothly for you, and where there will be bumps in the road.

The Outer Planets

Saturn – This masculine planet is known as the master of time and deliverer of karma. Saturn rules Capricorn and is quite the opposite of Jupiter in that it is about restrictions and limitations. Saturn is known as the great teacher and father of Zeus, showing us that our actions have consequences. The legendary Saturn Return refers to Saturn′s long cycle of 27 years wherein it returns to the same place it was when you were born, forcing you to face yourself and mature. It′s an earth element planet which can aid in focus because it consolidates energy.

Uranus – The planet of change. It rules the sign of Aquarius as well as ideas, energy, and thought systems that give our world its webs of significance. Uranus′ energy will often break things down to make room for the new. It′s known to be a planet of revolution and upheaval. Uranus has a seven year cycle and your own ideas will change in those time periods. Watch this planet′s movements to predict societal changes, inventions, and advances in technology as well.

Neptune – The god of the sea is also the ruler of Pisces. It′s the planet that brings intuition, a deeper sense of spirituality, and imagination. It can lead to delusions or escapism and substance abuse as well. It controls our dreams, our artistic talent, and allows us to push past limiting thoughts. It spends 14 years in a sign and you can see how the elements of that sign affect society′s consciousness during those transits.

Pluto – Known as the god of the the underworld. Pluto brings rebirth and transformation. Pluto rules the intense water sign of Scorpio. It will reveal our secrets, our subconscious, and help us face our greatest fears. Representing change like that of the caterpillar to the butterfly, when this planet is influencing our lives, we often feel like we are experiencing a mini-death, which inevitably leads to a rebirth. It will be in one sign anywhere from 11 to 32 years. It reveals where you will have intensity in your life.

Conclusion

In astrology, as in life, we know things often because of their relation to other things. That means we know a planet in relation to elements and signs. We know certain cycles by the ways they are different from other cycles. We were only able to define the nature of planets because we have spent hundreds of years watching how they affect the full scale of human emotions and energy on a consistent basis. There are many more ways you can use your grasp on planetary personalities. For example, here′s an article that links each day of the week to a planet which could help you with task management because you have more energy available in certain areas on certain weekdays.

It′s hard for us to comprehend that a large mass moving through space makes our personalities and emotions unique, but if you start to think of everything as a connected interacting grid, almost like the internet, we start to see ourselves as a part of the constant ebb and flow of the universe so we can become stable within it.

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Moqui Balls aka Shaman Stones!

Shaman Stone also called Shamanic Star Stones, Mochi Marbles, Moqui Balls, Thunderballs,are stones of harmony and balance. They are excellent tools for vibrational healing.

I have two sizes I am working with now, I have two small ones that I use between my index and middle fingers on both hands and I have extra large that I put on top of my head by the crown chakra, and under my feet by the earth chakra. When I work with the ones between my fingers I can feel intense vibration and tingling that actually has my skin feel as if it’s being stretched under my my fingernails. It’s almost like the feeling of when you’re bloated. Then the tingling stretches up my arm and I can feel it in my tongue I can feel it in my solar plexus, crown and several other chakras. It’s very intense but when I’m done, I feel physically so much better and of course mentally too. They also enable me to go to higher states of consciousness and aid in meditation and channeling for my clients in my spiritual business. I can’t say enough about using the stones for meditation. They are extremely high vibrational and help develop different psychic senses such as all the Clairs, intuition, and mediumship for those first learning.

Shaman Stones are helpful in overcoming the fear of death and the fear of pain, freeing one to pursue one’s path without limitation. They are stones of the ascetic, helping one learn to overcome physical discomfort in the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Some uses of the Shaman Stone are:

Helps in meditation

Helps unblock psychic visions

Relieves physical discomfort

They are excellent tools in Shamanic journeys

Moqui marbles – living stones, mumbling sounds.. protection against evil eye, keeps “false Friends” a far protection against fire/floods and lightning fertility in family, happiness and life energy improves enjoyment of life, coziness, company, easy to fall asleep – deep sleep – no dreams, relaxing stone, not feeling “bound to do something”, regenerating, immune system fortifying physical and spiritual unity for body, mind and soul resolves blockades, provides light and joy of life, through the energy field around the marbles it provides a feeling of belonging to people, plants and animals.

They are also referred to as “Moqui Balls”, “Thunderballs” or “Shaman Stones”.  They have been used for centuries by Shamans and other mystics – considered sacred among the Shamanic members of ancient tribes, they were used in rituals to contact extra-terrestrials, for visioning and for out-of-body journeys.

They don’t need special care, they realign the energy centers, relieve energy blockage, stimulate Chi energy, ground, center and protect, they are equally balanced between grounding and energizing, and act as a connector to the Earth’s energies. Moqui Marbles readily accept subtle energy charges and hold them indefinitely. Treat them with love and they will return it when you need it most.

They are recommended to the user of both the ancient ways and the future ways. Mochi Marbles can be used to align the energy centers, to relieve energy blockages, to stimulate CHI, to ground and center, and to provide protection. Grinding with two Mochi Marbles promotes receptivity to frequencies, which are usually inaudible. The journey with the Mochi Marbles allow one to live to the fullest, while understanding the sanctity of, and performing healing for the earth. Mochi Balls need no special care, they are lovely to hold and act to protect when placed in one’s environments, the energy being like a good friend. Manifested by nature, enjoyed by mankind, the Mochi Marbles brings the synthesis of the male/female duality, and the actualization of singularity, allowing one to recognize the self, and the independence and liberty of ones nature. They are said to have been used for contact with ET’s, for visioning, and for journeying, they were sacred among the shamanic members of the ancient tribes.  Mochi Marbles vibrate to the number 4. The number four is about building structure and order. It is a hard working number with much strength and endurance.

Shaman Stones are high energy stones and are powerful allies to have for personal path workings and for healing. In personal matters the stones can connect the shaman with earth energies. They are powerful in grounding and energies. The stones can be used for contacting and interacting with our animal spirit guides.

Moqui Marbles

There are many legends surrounding these strange stones; shamans use them to heal and communicate with other realms and Hopi Indians play marbles with their ancestors to gain knowledge.

Moqui Marbles or Mochi Stones are mysterious sandstone balls covered in hematite (iron ore) and were discovered in the Navajo Sandstone Formation in Utah.

These stones are found in pairs: one more rounded formation which is considered the female and has a – charge and the disk-like formation which has a + charge. They have an uncanny ability to realign the energy body and energy centers immediately, without a lot of mumbojumbo.

When we work with computers all day, or have night shifts or generally get into a negative spiral, our energy polarity (male/female or +/- charge) can get off balance. These stones reboot the +/- energy flow and stabilize the energy field.

***To take advantage of the energy of Shaman stones you need to lie down and relax. Hold a stone in your hand, or one in each hand. If you’re receptive to their energy it is believed that you’ll soon feel warmth coming up your arms. Depending on what your intentions are and your mood, all kinds of fascinating things can begin to happen… or maybe you’ll just faze out of consciousness for a while.

Fulgurite is Today’s Crystal

I just started working with these and Shaman Stones (aka Moqui Balls) and the high vibration and cleansing of the light body is quite unbelievable. They are the highest vibrational stones I’ve worked with so far. Tomorrow I will talk about Moqui Balls but today, enjoy this article about Fulgurite! Mine are from Florida’s sand mines. They are amazing!!

Sacred & Spiritual Crystals: Fulgurite: “The Finger of God”

By Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac

The power behind Earth’s minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. So for this Holy week, I will be discussing some crystals with loving, spiritual connections.

Fulgurite: “The Finger of God”

Properties: The lightning stone, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one’s visions. Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme “lightning energy” is believed to be the touch of the Divine. This energy, which now resides in them, acts as a magnifier of one’s clearer intention, building a powerful resonance between oneself and the powers of the higher Universe.

Fulgurites are powerful stones for grounding. Their energy can be used to arouse the Kundalini forces at the Root Chakra and move through each Chakra at every level of our light body, purifying and cleansing the entire system. The empowering energy from this stone opens the higher Chakras to Divine energy. It opens and clears the psychic and intuitive senses, encourages our sense of creativity and inner power, allows for assistance with divine prophecy and helps one in rapidly connecting with the frequency of the Universal truth through prayer or meditation. Fulgurite has shown to help one to experience major breakthroughs when kept close and to release habitual patterns that no longer serve us. This a particularly beneficial stone for healers, teachers, psychics and channelers as well as others who need to accurately relay information and guidance from the higher realm. Fulgurite can quickly clear negative patterns from the emotional body and assist in clearing all forms of anger and confusion within relationships. Fulgurite is also excellent at shedding light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life. This stone attunes to both gemini and virgo.

Folk Remedies: Fulgurite has been used for healing blockages and strengthening blood flow in the extremities and capillaries. It is a beneficial stone for strengthening muscles and tissues of the body. Use fulgurite to activate the thymus, improve the immune system, and to balance the nervous systems of the physical and etheric bodies.

Feng Shui: Use in the North area for career and lifepath, in the Southwest for relationships and the West for creativity.

Crystal Cleansing: Keep away from water and heat, as this electrically charged sand will fall apart if you rearrange it’s structure.

History: Fulgurite is the name given to fused Quartz, Si02, which has been struck by lightning and melting sand or rock. The best known fulgurites are found in quartz sand, where the fulgurite take the form of tubes, sometimes exceeding a half inch or more in diameter. This type of formation is called sand fulgurite. As the lightning strikes the Earth and courses downward through the sand, the sand is instantly super heated, melted and fused together. After cooling, hard hollow tubes can be located beneath the surface of the sand, generally decreasing in diameter and sometimes branching as they descend, sometimes extending for several feet. The outer surfaces sand fulgurites are often rough with adhering, unfused Quartz sand grains. The inner surfaces and openings of the tubes are usually smooth and glassy, in some specimens resembling an applied glaze, sometimes with blister-like bubbling present. Rock fulgurites are formed when lightning strikes the surface of a rock, melting and fusing the surface, and sometimes the interior of the rock. The melting point of Si02 is 2950oF. The color of the glassy, fused Si02 varies from pale gray, to smoky gray, to shiny black. The name fulgurite is from the Latin word “fulgur” meaning lightning.

Andrew Pacholyk MS, L.Ac. Alternative medicine and therapies for healing mind, body & spirit! http://www.peacefulmind.com

The Moon Card from the Major Arcana Explained

The Moon tarot card shows a tame dog and a wild wolf howling at the moon. There’s a water scorpion (or lobster?) as well. The moon is illustrated combined with the sun, and is centered between two towers.

This card is one of three (The Star, The Moon, and The Sun) that follow the crisis of The Tower.

Keywords for The Moon Card

• Proceed with caution

• An unclear and difficult path ahead

• Slow down & pay attention to your intuition

• Follow your intuition, imagination, and dreams

Keywords for The Moon Card Reversed

• Truths are revealed

• Good common sense prevails

• No more hiding or fear

The Moon Card Explained

The Moon follows The Star, and points out that things may not be as they seem. This card shows up when it is time to trust and follow your intuition.

Be on the lookout for unseen problems, deceptions, and haters. You could easily let your imagination and intuition take you to dark and unfriendly places, so keep your anxiety in check.

Proceed with caution and prudence, but let your intuition be your guide. This card is a very strong call to follow your intuition.

Pay attention to what isn’t said or what isn’t seen. Your imagination and creativity can guide you. You should also be writing down – or at least reflecting on – your dreams. They may have a message for you.

Patterns and Correspondences of The Moon Card

• Major Arcana = the arc of your life’s journey and spiritual growth

• Zodiac sign = Pisces

• Planet = the Moon, of course

• Element = water

Keep Calm and Carry On When Mercury Enters Gemini

Beneficial Thought: Keep Calm and Carry On When Mercury Enters Gemini

Feeling a little restless? Itching to do or say something? Wary of conversations happening around you, and maybe even a little bit paranoid? Or maybe you feel like your mind is all over the place and you can′t get it to just settle down.

We′re all feeling this right now, and that′s because super sly Mercury has flown into its home sign, the Mutable Air sign, Gemini. We′re all literally all over the map, but not for long. So today we′re going to talk about how to keep calm and carry on for those two weeks of here, there, and everywhere when Mercury enters Gemini.

What is Mercury in Gemini?

Mercury is one of the planets that travels through the zodiac signs throughout the year and only sticks around in each one for a couple of weeks. From May 29 to June 12, Mercury will be in its home sign. Mercury rules Gemini, the quick witted Mutable Sign of the Air signs. But Gemini, the double-sided twins of the zodiac, is a little all over the map as well. This is a lot of energy happening all at once!

The themes of Mercury are logic, intellectual thought, inspiration, and communication. Mercury rules Gemini and also the Mutable sign of the Earth signs, Virgo. Where we see Mercury in our natal charts is where we have the most intellect and inspiration in our lives, and where we are best able to communicate. Mercury in Libra, for example, would indicate someone who is very good at communicating and expressing ideas in relationships that have harmony and balance. That′s how Mercury rules.

Then we have Gemini. The Mutable Sign of the Air Signs Gemini is symbolized by the twins, often characterized as Jekyll and Hyde. Gemini gets a bit of a bad rap this way. Yes, Gemini can be super sarcastic, witty, a little double-edged, and sometimes a little bit loose on truth and facts. But there′s an intelligence to Gemini that is highly underrated.

When Mercury is in Gemini, we have the gift of clear thought, objectivity, and mental flexibility. Yes, we can see the shadowy side of Gemini come in during this time frame, but we also have the gift of clarity. But sometimes, the shadow sides win. Paranoia can ruin the best day, and many times, it′s not rooted in anything real.This is why a lesson in keeping calm and carrying on while Mercury is in Gemini is in order.

Your Keep Calm Checklist for Mercury in Gemini

1. Be cool.

One of the reasons Gemini gets a bad rap is because Gemini doesn′t show their cards. They keep cool during their every day activities, and come from a place of reason and logic. If you want something from someone when Mercury is in Gemini, keep cool. Listen, communicate, and don′t react emotionally. Make decisions based on reason and logic and not emotion. You may have to work a little harder under this restless vibe, but you have to actually make the effort to be cool. Look to celebrities like Angelina Jolie (Mercury in Gemini) for a perfect example of that stoic, peaceful energy.

2. Just the facts.

We are talking Mercurial intellectual energy combined with Air Sign energy, which is not emotional energy. It′s logical, reasonable, rational, fact-based energy. To get what you want in any of your communications under this energy for the next two weeks, stick to the facts. Don′t try to use emotion to express what you feel and what you want, use a cool detachment that privileges facts and information before making decisions, like Marilyn Monroe who also had Mercury in Gemini.

3. Don′t get stuck on truth.

Sad to say, truth may be hard to come by under Mercury in Gemini, and you may find yourself flipping between two sides of the same coin. If you are in search of information or accuracy in a conversation and find yourself being manipulated by wishy-washy folks or double talkers, it can get frustrating. At the same time, you′ll see a lot of smooth-talkers during this transit that will focus more on charming you than dishing out the truth. Think Tom Cruise types, as he has his Mercury in Gemini. This can drive us bonkers or up a wall and ruin a day very quickly.

You′re going to see a lot of chit chat because it will be very easy to talk to people under this witty and conversational transit. But that doesn′t mean you are going to be seeing a lot of truth come your way. Best to accept that before going into conversations, or you could find yourself beating your head against the wall. Don′t worry, the truth will come eventually.

4. Write.

When all else fails, write. That doesn′t mean the whole world needs to see it. If ever there was a time when venting on paper was the best medication for your soul, this is it. More emotional means of soul work and keeping calm are not going to be the most effective methods for staying sane under this transit. We WILL feel pulled in different directions. We WILL feel like we are being told 200 stories at once. We WILL feel like we can′t organize our thoughts and we will be distracted by literally everything.

So, write. Get it all out. If you′re mad at someone, write them a letter, just don′t send it. This practice is for you, no one else. If you′re trying to find truth, write out the jumbled thoughts in your head. Don′t try and force information on or from anybody. Ground yourself in soothing energy with crystal healing, by tucking a rose quartz or amethyst in your pocket. Journal until the cows come home, or at least until Mercury moves on into Cancer.

Concluding thoughts….

If you are feeling restless and antsy and like you don′t know what to do next, stop. Take a big breath. And relax. You are not alone. This is Mercury in Gemini amplifying some of your fears and paranoias. Do not live in them.

Crystal of the Day~Herderite

Herderite …

Learn How To Awaken Latent Powers Of Your Mind

Golden Herderite

Herderite is a rare stone whose specific frequency stimulates dormant areas of the brain.

Meditation with it may open new pathways in the brain, and awaken latent powers of your mind.

Many pieces of these rare minerals may be very small, so it may be combined with other more common high vibration stones to boost its energy.

It may also enhance a range of different psychic gifts, and heighten your ability to be alert to spirit’s communication with you.

Stones such as Herkimer Diamonds are good to combine with it, as they have qualities that boost the vibration of tiny stones.

~Where Is It From? Herderite Meaning

It is in Brazil that there are the largest numbers of Herderite being found. There are pale green and some rare bright green ones that come from Afghanistan.

The Golden Brown and Golden Herderites come from Brazil, and they work powerfully with the greyish purple Herderite and the Lavender Blue stones that come from Africa.

Some of these colors are less easy to come by than others, and all may be classified as rare minerals. Some stones labeled as Herderite may actually be Hydroxylherderite.

The difference relates to a slight difference in their chemical make-up but they are very similar.

The colors of these rare crystals may also be pale yellow, green, greenish white, pale green, colorless, brownish, gray, lavender, translucent gray, golden brown and some uncommon purples and blues.

The meaning of this stones name is related to a German mining official named von Herder, that it was named after. Those drawn to work with it should consider obtaining as many varieties of the natural crystals as possible, as each accelerates your growth in different areas.

If the specimens that you obtain are small, you may choose to use them with Herkimer Diamonds or Moldavite to boost their energy.

~A Stone For Amazing Change

This is a crystal that will allow you to access the higher transpersonal chakras, especially when you use it in combination with other high vibration stones.

It has an ability to unify your mind with your spirit. Any color of this stone can be used by anyone who wishes to utilize the unusual natural crystal energy, which is especially potent in the Golden Herderite stones.

Golden Herderite

I personally worked with both brownish golden stones and the pale green ones first. Later I found the purple and the lovely lavender Blue stones.

While they are all of the colors are slightly different, working with these stones has created an acceleration of my clairvoyant abilities. For anyone who wants enhanced clairvoyant abilities, psychic visions and stronger spiritual growth, this is a stone to experience.

The different colored Herderite have slightly different properties but all have an amazing ability to develop pathways in the brain and expand the potential of the brain.

As a direct result of this use you may find that you become aware of the future possibilities of your expanded consciousness.

~Why Would You Use It?

Using this stone’s high frequency crystal energy to raise the vibration of the body, may stimulate your memory and learning abilities and may kindle a growth in your creativity.

You can set in motion the changes needed to enhance your future way of life as you continue to use Herderite.

Within the body, and particularly in the brain, there are genetic triggers waiting to be activated. Once you activate these triggers you may begin to use the superior gifts and talents gained.

As you explore new areas of interest that this stone stimulates, you begin to increase and embrace your capacity for change.

These newly gained talents or abilities may include an increase in your psychic skills and may lead to psychic employment.

Your enhanced leadership qualities, tact and your ability to work harmoniously within a team will be of benefit to you.

~How To Use This Stone

Herderite

Its easy to combine meditation with using your crystals, simply by holding one in your hand.

If you are not sure about how to meditate, check out my page on doing a daily crystal meditation.

Meditating with the golden variety is amazing, as you may find yourself ascending to an area where you feel a strong sense of the Divine Presence.

This contact has the potential to be life changing, and may encourage you to become more aware of who you are, and what you are on this planet to achieve.

Meditation with the green Herderite variety will not be as strong as the golden or purple stones, but will still make you highly aware of why you are here on this planet at this time.

To make the best use of this crystal meditate with it regularly. Its good to meditate every day if you can, even if its only for five to ten minutes.

There are many benefits to meditation including to make you feel calmer and less stressed.

Your sense of self becomes clearer as you move beyond the everyday and into the spiritual path. If you allow yourself to use this expanded awareness you may then look to the future potential of your increased capabilities.

You may use this expanded potential to make your life better, to create healing within your entire body, and to effect all those around you as well.

I have worked with quite a lot of stones, and the way the energy of this stone works, makes it one of the most powerful crystals you could use.

~Who Should Use It? How Will It Help You?

These stones may help you to develop psychic gifts, and in particular it may aid the development of automatic channeled writing.

If you recognize that you can become more, you need simply to accept the responsibility and use all of the tools at your disposal.

By using these beautiful rare crystals you simply decide that you will move forward on the path that human evolution is leading you.

Do you want to make a difference? Are you ready to take up the challenge that it presents to you? Herderite is simply a remarkable tool given to humankind to use to create a better future.

Pale Green Herderite

While the energy of the different colors is not exactly the same, all of them are potent stones for personal growth.

The common sensation is a feeling of being able to access the Higher Realms, and more easily make contact with spirit.

At different times during meditation I have used the different colors of these stones, including the blue stones.

The higher transpersonal chakras include the soul star chakra, where this stone is most effective at creating change.

~Blue Herderite

Lavender Blue Herderite

Blue Herderite crystals have a very high vibration, and like other colors of this stone are well known for their action to stimulate new pathways in the brain.

The blue stones are perhaps a little smoother than the Golden Herderite, and are lovely stones to use to boost psychic gifts.

They also have good healing attributes and are known to aid issues within the brain.

Their crystal properties can be seen most clearly when you use them in meditation, and they are powerful stones to stimulate a greater awareness of your spiritual being, and using them may aid your spiritual growth.

Use Blue Herderite or any other color of these stones while doing a meditation to boost psychic gifts.

Their distinctive energy assists you to connect to the third eye chakra and the crown chakra and even to link to the higher chakras in the etheric body.

~Purple Herderite

This is a quite new color of this high vibration crystal. Like the other colors of Herderite, it has a very high crystal energy that vibrates particularly strongly at the higher chakras.

Greyish Purple Herderite

Purple Herderite may take a little longer to have an effect than the Golden variety, but when it does it has an extraordinary vibration.

It may stimulate the kundalini awakening process, as it has a strong action to move the energy from the base chakra all the way up to the highest body chakra at the crown.

It is of value to stimulate impulsive action, so if you are usually cautious and want to change this, this lovely stone may help you.

Another interesting aspect of the purple stone is that it stimulates you to feel more motivated and to discover your potential.

Its vibration may arouse you to pursue your goals and to learn what is holding you back from going in the direction you desire, by helping you to remain completely in the moment.

It also aids you to be a better decision maker as it aids you to let go of feelings of bias that may sway your judgment, and it will aid you to be more assertive.

“When you least expect it something great will come along. Something better than you ever planned for.”