Since I’m engaged in a year long Shamanic journey with an anthropologist, and am obsessed with crystals, I was so happy to find this article by Judy Hall.
Hope you find it as enjoyable as I do!
Midwinter sunrise, Stonehenge
Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.
Shamans have utilised crystals to access other realms of consciousness for tens of thousands of years. I find crystals make shamanic journeying so much smoother. They instantly transport you where you need to go. The subtle vibrations generated by crystals facilitate changing your level of awareness with ease. They also provide a ‘shamanic anchor’, a grounding cord that holds you safely while you journey to other realms – and facilitates your return. Some of my favourites are listed below.
A vehicle between the worlds Shaman Quartz, c. Jeni Campbell, http://www.angeladditions.co.uk
You have only to imagine yourself standing with me at sunrise in Stonehenge with drums beating and chants rolling around the sarcen stones activating the immense forcefield created by the central Bluestones to recognise the truly awesome power of stone. I don’t use that word awesome lightly. In fact I usually avoid it. But when talking about the ability of crystals to amplify your connection with other realities and to move your consciousness outside time, no other word will do. Whether we’re looking at beautiful, luminous Quartz crystals or seemingly dull lumps of rock, we are talking power-full. Each crystal (a word I use for all stones not just the shiny ones) has its own unique, and very specific, beneficial frequency.
Introducing this frequency into your energy field brings about healing on many levels, reintegrating the soul, rebalancing the subtle etheric body and from there the physical not only of the human body but also of the planet itself. But it can also facilitate your journeys to other worlds.
The first religion
Shamanism is said to have been the first spiritual practice of humankind. It not only worked on behalf of individuals but held communities together. As grave goods show, crystals supported that practice right back into pre-history. Archaeologists in northern Israel have discovered the world’s oldest known shaman grave. The 12,000-year-old interment holds an elderly female of the mysterious Natufian culture together with her shamanic tools: animal parts, a human foot and the fragment of a basalt scrying bowl. Shamans operate outside ordinary reality. They, as with crystal workers, recognise that subtle energies influence the physical world, not the other way round.
Shamanic crystal finds: the Upton Lovell Shaman Barrow
The Upton Lovell Stone, compare this to Nubian Temple Quartz
I love it when the archaeological and academic worlds support my reality. My local Wiltshire Museum has an outwardly ordinary but actually rather extraordinary circular Milk (Snow) Quartz stone from the Upton Lovell Barrow. It was found on the chest of the man buried in a ‘Shaman’s grave.’ Traditionally Milk Quartz gives you mental clarity, assists in controlling emotion and enhances trance states. The museum description says ‘The stone may be a working tool or a part of his religious paraphernalia – perhaps the stone that helped him see his visions.’ The fact that this stone was placed over his heart suggests that it was rather special to him. It is very similar to the extraordinarily powerful ‘Nubian Temple stones’ found in Upper Egypt (see www.angeladditions.co.uk and www.judyhall.co.uk).
Nubian temple Quartz Photo copyright Jeni Campbell
The grave is that of an early British shaman who also worked as a goldsmith – the alchemical wonderworkers of the ancient world. There were also four cups made from split flint nodules in the grave. His costume was rather extraordinary too: he was ‘buried in a cloak to the edge of which 36 bone points had been sewn. A further group of bone points found on his chest were possibly from a necklace. Four pierced boar’s tusks found by his knees may have decorated a pouch. Among his grave goods were four axeheads, including a prestigious axe made of black dolerite. At his feet was a collection of stones, which were probably a set of metalworker’s hammers and grinding stones.’ (Also rather special, take a look at http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/galleries)
Connecting with the shaman’s world
Bumble Bee Jasper connects you to bee power allies
Photo copyright Jeni Campbell/angeladditions.co.uk
To shamans everything in the physical universe is alive and imbued with spirit or life force, particularly crystals. Shamans, intermediaries between the physical and spiritual levels of being, traditionally used crystals for soul retrieval, empowerment, divination and journeying between the worlds to seek insights and solutions. All facilitated by crystals. Certain crystals even have specific allies, power animals or spirit beings, connected to them to assist you in your quest. But this is not the only use for potent crystal beings. Crystals cleanse the environment and create safe, sacred space – and bring healing to the environment.
This Bumble Bee Jasper grid laid out for bee healing attracted dozens of bees. You can just see one on the upper corner of the bee photo. Photo copyright Jeni Campell/angeladditions for Earth Blessings.
Crystals power allies
Bumble Bee Jasper: bee and insect helpers
Celestobarite: coyote energy
Hawk Eye: hawk, eagle and condor
Larimar or Ocean Jasper: dolphin and other sea creatures, the Earth Mother;
Leopardskin Jasper, Agate or Serpentine: jaguar, leopard, cougar or panther energy
Menalite: the Earth Mother, devas and earth-elementals, whichever animal the stone’s shape is imitating
Nubian Temple stones: Sekhmet and the Egyptian deities
Snakeskin Agate: serpent helpers
Rainforest Jasper: forest dwellers
Stibnite: wolf energy
Tree Agate: insect allies
Tigers Eye: Tiger, Snow Lion and the big cats
Traversing an ancient stone spiral in Kazakhstan leads you into the inner worlds.
Magical Blue Flint, the portal and grounding stone c. Judy Hall
According to traditional shamanic cosmology there are three planes of consciousness, the Lower, Middle and Upper Worlds. To this, from my crystal shamanic experience, I would add a fourth, the Celestial (or stellar) which could be viewed as an extension of the Upper World. These worlds may be looked on as inner planes, part of the archetypal collective unconscious or the human psyche. Or, as shamanic crystals teach, as different levels of the multi-dimensional reality that surrounds and interpenetrates us.
The Lower World is so called because it has a denser vibration in contrast to the much lighter ‘higher’ vibration of the Upper World. The shaman moves through these worlds in a light form of trance or heightened awareness. This is where crystals are so helpful. Their frequency meshes with the shaman and acts as a vehicle to transport consciousness to the various planes. Many, such as Preseli Bluestone, act instantly. The dense, earthy stones such as Flint or Celestobarite are particularly useful for traversing the Lower World and, indeed, Neolithic peoples interred Flint into their graves to act as a portal to carry the soul between the worlds. High vibration crystals, such as Brandenberg or Moldavite, take you to the Upper World and on to the Celestial. Moldavite actually arrived on this planet from ‘above’, that is from outer space, and it together with Libyan Gold Tecktite knows the way home.
Bringing your vibrations into harmony
Elestial Smoky Quartz, excellent for grounding and
Journeying c. Michael Illas Earth Blessings
Shamanic crystals work when your own vibrations are in harmony with the stone. If a crystal does not appear to work for you, hold it and gently concentrate on your palm. You may feel a tingle and your body will shift slightly as it attunes to the crystal. If so, persevere, sitting for ten minutes a day until the crystal begins to work. If not, choose another crystal. A shamanic crystal may bring about a strong cathartic reaction or healing challenge. If this occurs, remove the crystal immediately and hold a Chlorite or Smoky Quartz point down towards your feet to facilitate the release of energy moving out of your body. Wait a day or two before using the high vibration crystal again.
Crystal journeying can be carried out lying or sitting down in a place where you will not be disturbed (turn off your phone!). It needs to be a safe, sacred space – four or five Black Tourmalines, Clear Quartz, Smoky Elestial Quartz or Selenite crystals set out around you that you have asked to protect you will ensure that the space is clear. You can use a drum or chanting CD to assist if you wish, especially one that has a specific ending to call you back. Some people like to sit or lie beneath a special blanket. Suitable journeying stones are shown below.
Choose your crystals, cleanse it and hold the crystal loosely in your hands and set your intention. Be very clear about why you are journeying. State your aim, whether it is for healing, insight, and so on. And set the intention that you will return with the answers fully available to your everyday conscious mind. (You may also like to set a return time, say in fifteen or twenty minutes.)
You can then either lie back and close your eyes while holding the crystal or place it on an appropriate chakra, or sit and gaze with half-closed, softly focused eyes into your crystal – this is particularly useful if you are using Shaman Quartz or a Quartz with inner planes and inclusions that take your eye deep into the crystal. Breathe gently, establishing a comfortable rhythm. If you are not using the crystal as an entrance to the other worlds, picture a venerable tree with a hole beneath its roots, or a ladder to the upper world, and ask your crystal to take you through that entrance directly to whichever world you wish to access.
Let the crystal transport you, don’t force it. Be aware of vibrations and feelings, sensations and insights that float into your mind. You may feel a whirling, rushing, ascending or descending motion or a deep still space. Ask your crystal and power allies to join you on this journey and bring you the answers or the healing you seek.
When it’s time to return, thank your helpers and ask the crystal to return you to your everyday world. Stand up and connect your feet to the floor and the earth beneath them. Have a good stretch and a little shake to ensure you are comfortable in your body. Then immediately write down your impressions and the answers you received. Consciously disconnect by putting the crystal aside.
Shamanic Journeying Stones
Amethyst Phantom Quartz/Brandenberg
c. Jeni Campbell, http://www.angeladditions.co.uk
Chakra: past life, crown
Meditating with Amethyst Phantom (or Amethyst Brandenberg) facilitates entry into the pre-birth state, accessing the soul plan for the present lifetime, lessons for the current incarnation, and renegotiates these if no longer appropriate. It removes implants that operate multi- dimensionally, healing the etheric blueprint and reprogramming cellular memory so that the physical body raises its vibrations. It transports you back into lives where you were priest or priestess to access your spiritual wisdom.
Opalised Ammonite (Ammolite)
Image c. The Crystal Bible, Godsfield Press
Chakra: third eye and soma
Ammolite contains the wisdom of the ancients and was worn on the forehead for consciousness activation, metaphysical powers and interdimensional exploration. It is particularly effective on the soma chakra (mid-hairline). Representing coming full circle, Ammolite takes you into your centre and activates your personal empowerment.
Astrophyllite c. Judy Hall
Chakra: higher crown (14th)
Astrophyllite is an excellent stone for promoting out of body experiences to the stellar realms, acting as a guide and protector, but it also assists in standing outside oneself for an objective view. It helps you to recognise that you have no limits.
Blue Barite image c. imgbuddy.com
Chakra: heart, throat
Used by Native Americans to journey from the physical to the spiritual worlds, if anonymity and stealth are required for journeying, Barite confers this. It may bring about a catharsis in which old emotional patterns, hatreds and fears are thrown off – other crystals may be required to restore equilibrium.
Chakra: solar plexus, base and crown
Celestobarite is a shamanic oracle that shows you both sides of the coin, elucidating issues that are not clear, but leaving you to decide what to believe. This stone has a ‘joker’, coyote, energy that presents the dark side in a joyful way and reminds us that nothing stays the same. It looks to past, present and future and explores the multidimensional layers of being. With strong shielding energy, this is an excellent journeying stone that holds you suspended between the base and crown chakras and takes you safely into the shamanic Middle World in which reside soul aspects and entities. Celestobarite takes you to the edge and beyond.
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Leopardskin Serpentine, Agate or Jasper
Image copyright The Crystal Bible, Godsfield Press
Chakra: third eye, soma, past life, base and sacral
These stones activate kundalini rise and instigates rebirth. Stone of invisibility and a natural shape shifter, Snakeskin helps you to blend in and travel without being seen in the physical and spiritual worlds and is a useful for soul retrieval in the Lower realms. It lends you the cunning of a serpent in handling difficult situations. It is an excellent stone when you need to ‘shed a skin’, clearing negativity and the past. Leopardskin Serpentine assists you to travel with Leopard as a power or healing animal, or to shapeshift. It is of enormous assistance in reclaiming power especially where this has been misplaced in previous lives or in other dimensions. Leopardskin Serpentine keeps you earthed whilst undertaking otherworld journeys and facilitates trancework, opening a direct channel to spiritual guidance. It offers insights as to why you are living the life you are and assists adjustments that may be necessary to align with your soul plan.
Menalite c. Jeni Campbell, http://www.angeladditions.co.uk
Menalite reminds us of the endlessly recurring cycles of life and is excellent for rebirth and reincarnation and coming to terms with death. This stone has been used for aeons of time to journey to other realms and carry out metaphysical work. Many of the stones simulate power animals or the ancient fertility goddess and this nurturing stone provides a durable link to the Earth Mother, taking you back into her womb. It also assists in re-membering your soul and reconnects to the wise feminine. It is the perfect stone for conducting the rites of the passage that mark out the transitions through womanhood.
Chakra: third eye, soma
Merlinite holds the combined knowledge of shamans, alchemists, magician-priests and workers of theurgy. Its dual colouring blends spiritual and earthly vibrations together, giving access to all the shamanic realms. It supports during shamanic practices or magical ritual and assists in reading the Akashic record, inducing travel into past or future lives to gain insight on how to live life now.
Nebula Stone from Robert SimmonsThe Book of Stones
Chakra: third eye, soma, crown
Nebula Stone blends the vibration of light into the physical body, enlightening the cells and activating their consciousness. This raises overall awareness, bringing remembrance of the soul’s spiritual roots. Gazing into a Nebula Stone takes you outwards into infinity and inwards into the smallest particle of being. Ultimately, the two become one. This is a stone of non-duality and oneness.
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Chakra: past life, soma, opens and integrates all.
The sorcerer’s stone that assists in seeing beyond the outer façade, and creates an inner landscape to be traversed. A protective stone, strengthening the auric field, Nuummite helps you to travel with stealth and sureness. It needs to be used respectfully, with right intention. Nuummite assists in recognising past life contacts and highlights karmic debts stemming from misuse of power, reminding you not to go there again. Nuummite quickly restores power that has been depleted by karmic debts, or other causes, and clears blockages including those that are self-imposed, reprogramming cellular memory. Severing entanglements that stem from past manipulation or incantations, Nuummite connects you to your true self.
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Preseli Bluestone, c. Michael Illas Crystal Wisdom Oracle
One of the ultimate journeying stones, Preseli Blue moves out of space and time to access multi-dimensions. Preseli Bluestone opens a cosmic anchor and attaches you to the core of the earth creating unshakeable inner energetic solidity to stabilise you through earth changes. It aligns your energy to the galactic centre so that you are held suspended between the earth and the galaxy and waves of energy pass through your body to earth themselves. It also works as a shamanic anchor for both Lower and Upper World journeys. Combined with chalk it creates a battery that powers the environment or overcomes energetic depletion. It helps you move through changes and supports your survival instincts during challenging times.
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Chakra: earth, base and spleen
Inhaling the aroma of Rainforest Jasper immediately connects you to nature. It re-activates herbal healing knowledge from the far past, accessing ancestral matriarchs to reconnect to the family myths by which they lived. If you are lost at a soul level, this stone takes you back to your roots to re-anchor yourself and reassess your situation objectivity. This is a ‘stone of being’ facilitates moving effortlessly back into balance, accepting yourself as you are without needing to change.
Stibnite c. http://www.exquistecrystals.com
Chakras: base, sacral, soma, solar plexus
Stibnite carries the energy of wolf. It forms an energetic shield around the physical body and is an excellent stone for releasing entity possession or negative energy. It works brilliantly to help you to see the gold in your own centre, and to find the gift in difficult experiences. Assisting in eliminating ‘tentacles’ from clingy relationships, it assists tie cutting rituals and past life releases.
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Chakras: Third eye, soma (mid hair line above the third eye), alta major (back of neck), crown.
Shaman Quartz and Lodolite are clear Quartzes with inclusions that form valleys and mountains within the stone. Either stone takes you deep into yourself and assists you to communicate with higher beings and journey through the various worlds. Lodolite in particular helps you to explore past lives and is a powerful manifestation crystal.
Black Botryoidal Agate
“I am the primordial soup, I am life,
I am the dark come to light and the light gone dark.”
The picture I am shown is a living creature crawling out of the black swamps and onto land for the very first time. I feel this black agate is decidedly male in its energy. Its presence is strong,
courageous and quite curious.
There is definitely an energy of fearlessness in this piece and I believe that anyone who works with it will find themselves feeling more self assured, focused and confident.
If one is lacking in discipline, this black Agate can help to achieve the discipline needed.
For anyone starting a new job, a new project, a new career or kids starting in a new school (especially pre teen to teenage years) this piece would be invaluable.
Black Agate represents a blank slate, a new beginning, one door closing and another opening. I am shown a black chalkboard with white chalk writing all over it. A hand appears with an eraser and the writing is erased from the board. Another person appears and washes the board. (I remember doing this as a kid, but kids today will probably not understand this example 🙂 For today’s kids, it would be like restoring their computer to factory settings. 🙂
Black Agate will ground to Mother Earth, easily and effortlessly, helping to find a sense of balance and center.
Physically, Black Agate would be useful in helping to ease lung conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia and COPD.
Purely by accident, I found this piece to be an incredible Medical diagnosis tool (I laid it on my heart and immediately felt a strong pressure on my right hip area. This is interesting because I have been having hip issues for quite a long time. I also have some other bone issues, also on the right side.) and feel that it would be helpful in pinpointing physical issues in the body.
The connection to Black Agate is short and to the point. “You have what you need to know” and with that, this first session is done.
Agate is another form of Chalcedony and therefore one of the Quartzes. It balances the yin-yang energy and also balances the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the spiritual body. It cleanses and stabilizes your aura and not only dissolves negativity but transmutes it as well. This crystal allows you to step back and truly look at yourself and see if your situations are conducive to your well-being. Agate encourages our brain’s analytical thinking abilities. This crystal encourages being true to your significant other.
Galena: Meanings, Properties and Powers
Galena is from the Sulfide family and comes in both crystalline and massive forms.
Its colors range from silver to silver grey. Galena was named by Pliny the Elder. It comes from the Greek word ‘galene’, meaning lead ore.
Since 3000 BC, Galena has been mined for its silver and lead content.
Ancient Egyptians used it as kohl under their eyes to reduce the sun’s glare and to protect them from diseases carried by flies.
Galena is commonly located in Peru, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the USA.
Why Would You Use Galena?
Galena is one of the ultimate grounding stones that exist. It has a very stimulating and balancing energy that can remove emotional blocks, and it will infuse you with a strong ‘can do’ attitude.
This stone will open your mind to new concepts. It will also absorb negative energies and convert them to useful and uplifting energies.
Galena will bring stability and security to areas of your life where there’s confusion, conflict, or overworked emotions.
It’s used to ground and center your energies, and it will harmoniously open new pathways to wisdom and enlightenment.
It will promote peace and harmony, and it will encourage you to be more loving, forgiving, and understanding.
Galena will enhance the power of other stones and crystals.
It will augment them with its clarity and purity.
It will help you think and speak clearly, and it will make you see both sides of a story before you make your own judgments.
Use Galena when you’re starting to doubt yourself or starting to feel uncertain.
This stone will also help you access your spiritual wisdom and give you a better perspective when making a tough decision.
It’s a stone that will harmonize the physical body with the spiritual body. It will promote peace and tolerance in your life and give you a different perspective during challenging times.
It will also decrease the number of self-limiting events that will take place in your life.
Galena will help you in your spiritual journey and in the process of your transformation. It will keep you safe and anchored even when there are so many changes taking place.
Galena will act as a powerful mirror which will reflect light into the darkest and deepest part of your shadow self.
It will promote peace, tolerance, and kindness as you learn to embrace the aspects of yourself that you fear.
It will also provide a strong centering energy that will make sure you’re alright even when you’re facing a set of challenges.
How Will Galena Help You?
Galena, Healing and Health
When it comes to physical healing, Galena has the ability to reduce inflammations and skin eruptions. It can also stimulate blood circulation and improve the health of the veins.
Galena’s healing energies can also help in detoxifying the body when recovering from addictions. It can also improve the assimilation of zinc and selenium that will be beneficial to the hair.
Galena will inspire you to harness your personal power so that you can complete your tasks and accomplish your goals.
It will keep you motivated to succeed, even when things are hard and the road to success is long and winding.
It will help you overcome your deep-seated fears and inspire you to take more calculated risks. It will also encourage you to make use of your talents to make your dreams a reality.
Galena, Love and Relationships
Galena will be a very beneficial stone when you want to have more love and harmony in your relationship, and when you’re serious about changing or transforming yourself or your relationship.
It’s a highly effective stone that will help you on your journey in love because it will show you how to embrace the good side and the bad side of yourself.
It’s a powerful grounding stone that will keep you strong and courageous in the face of challenges. It will give you the ability to deal with the difficult and uncomfortable tasks.
It’s also a stone that will show you how you can reclaim your personal power that you have lost because of emotional abuse or trauma.
The energies of Galena will bring healing to your heart, forgiveness to those who have hurt or wronged you, and peace in your heart, mind, and soul.
When you are infused with the energies of Galena, you will become more receptive to changes, compromise, and communication.
Galena will help you maintain a strong connection with your significant other even if you are not physically together.
It will strengthen your commitment to each other, and it will help you stay away from temptations.
It will help bridge the gap through communication and trust. It will also keep you excited about what else lies in store for you and your partner in the future.
Galena will help you face your biggest fears in love so that you can fully experience what it means to love and be loved.
It will also inspire you to be a better and wiser person, and not to commit the same mistakes of the past!
How to Use Galena for the Best Results?
Galena possesses metal energy. Use this stone to enhance any space that you use to concentrate, work, come up with new ideas, or gather strength.
Using Galena will bring energies of concentration and determination into your life and in your home. It will make sure that you are strong and courageous in ways that you need to be.
Metal energy is also associated with the west and northwest areas of your room or home.
When you work with the energies of Galena, you will welcome more helpful and compassionate people in your life, and you will also be receiving plenty of blessings.
Having a piece of Galena with you will also bring you more travel opportunities. It will enhance the energies in your personal dwelling, and in both your personal and professional life.
It will also strengthen your bonds with children in your family or home. Galena will solidify your efforts to make your life better and your relationships sweeter!
Galena will enhance your efforts to concentrate on the sensual aspects of your life that have become dull, unexciting, or uninspired.
Make sure that you have a piece of Galena in your bedroom to salvage a long-term relationship that has gone stale or boring.
This stone will help you make the old feel like new again, and it will bring back the spark to tired relationships.
Galena will also polish up your skills in the romance department and help you find fresh approaches to love, romance, and commitment.
Galena will help you deal with the effects of radiation and electromagnetic pollution.
It’s also a beneficial stone to use when you spend long hours in front of the computer, so make sure that you have Galena in your office.
Galena has high lead content, and it’s not recommended for internal use. It should not be made into an elixir or used on children.
Hands should be washed thoroughly after handling Galena, and surfaces should also be wiped, cleaned, and sterilized.
The Best Combination to use with Galena
Galena will work wonderfully with Dolomite because their stabilizing and calming energies will be greatly enhanced.
You can use it with Labradorite to experience deep inner healing. It can also be paired with Black Tourmaline for increased protection.
Galena can be combined with many different stones and crystals to amplify its healing properties.
You can control your compulsiveness by using Galena with Chevron Amethyst, Astrophyllite, Sugilite, Petrified Wood, Barite, or Coral.
You can also use it with Malachite Azurite, Herkimer Diamond, Dumortierite, Green Calcite, Iolite, Dendritic Agate, Phenacite, or Moss Agate.
It can be combined with Snow Quartz, Stichtite, Lepidolite, Blue Chalcedony, Andalusite, Infinite Stone, Shattuckite, White Fairy Quartz, Sodalite, Hiddenite, Larimar, Pietersite, Picasso Stone, or Rainbow Moonstone for soothing and calming benefits.
If you want to use Galena for its detoxifying properties, you can pair it with Red Calcite, Realgar, Mahogany Obsidian, Spirit Quartz, Zeolites, Dumortierite, Dalmatian Jasper, or Charoite.
Galena can also be used to boost the intellect. Combine it with Turquoise, Tektite, Topaz, Aquamarine, Spinel, Agate, Sodalite, Amazonite, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, Pyrite, Amber, Obsidian, or Honey Calcite.
What Chakra is Galena?
Galena has grounding energies and is associated primarily with your root chakra.
This stone is usually used as a balancer or a calming stone because of its very soothing energies that will instantly make you feel strong and at ease.
This is why it’s usually displayed in a room at home or in the office to promote feelings of peace and harmony in everyone present.
Use a piece of Galena when the self-doubts become too overwhelming.
Wear it as jewelry or carry it in your pocket when you’re starting to feel uncertain about things or people in your life.
This stone will also help you reconnect to your own spiritual wisdom and give you the right perspective when there’s a tough decision to be made.
The energies of this stone will harmonize your physical body with your spiritual body. They will guide you in becoming more tolerant with people and peaceful with your circumstances.
This stone will provide you with good perspectives during difficulties and reduce the number of self-limiting events in your life.
Make sure that you own a piece of Galena stone if you want to enhance your spiritual journey and give more meaning to your transformation.
If you need an anchor to reality and a strong support system that will keep you centered and grounded, Galena should be your stone of choice.
It’s a stone of harmony that will create calm and peace in your life from all levels.
It’s also a supportive stone in holistic healing that can aid doctors, herbalists, and homeopathic practitioners.
Galena will help open your mind to new possibilities and ideas, at the same time dissolving your wrong assumptions of the past.
It shines light in the darkest aspects of your shadow self as well. It strengthens your sense peace and tolerance so that you can learn to embrace the parts of yourself that you have been fearful of.
It provides strong healing energies that will help you retrieve parts of your soul which you have lost.
Galena is an excellent aid in gaining wisdom and insight on the psychological and spiritual sources of your problems.
This will encourage you to move forward to a better or healed state of existence.
Galena can also give you support in your past-life regression work. It will help you see and heal from your most important issues.
It will open your boundaries and bring your life more balance and harmony. It will release you from the shackles of your past that are making you live in fear, regret, or pain.
Galena will work perfectly for you especially if you have been thinking about going on a shamanic journey.
This stone has the ability to bring you back to your past lives to deal with the unresolved issues that are preventing you from following your true path in the present.
Get a piece of this stone if you want to treat the wounds in your soul. Galena will be a wonderful and powerful partner all throughout your healing journey.
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Galena
Galena is a stone of harmony that will bring balance in your life on all levels.
It will bring stability in all aspects, and it will harmonize it on a physical, etheric, and spiritual level.
It will open your mind so that you can enjoy expanded ideas.
It will also dissolve all your self-limiting thoughts that are rooted in your past.
This stone will encourage you to explore and accept your flaws and the darkest sides of your being.
When you fully accept who you are, no one can use your imperfections against you!
When you choose this stone, you will have a companion stone for life.
Call upon the supportive healing properties of Galena to bring you peace, calm, harmony, and balance! ❤️
Mental Discipline, Focus, Happiness, Optimism & Confidence
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.
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.
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.