Monday, June 25, 2012

Hematite is an iron-based mineral. Hematite is found as a shiny black, silvery gray crystal known as Specular Hematite or Specularite and also as a brown earthy red mass known as Red Ocher. No mater what the form or color of the Hematite, it will typically have a rust-red streak.

Hematite can also be spelled Haematite, and is the mineral form of Iron Oxide.

Chakras - Base Chakra
Zodiac - Aries, Aquarius
Planet – Mars
Element – Fire
Typical colors -Black to steel or silver-grey, brown to reddish brown, or red

Hematite grounds and protects. This mineral strengthens our connection to the earth, imparting a sense of security.  It can also give us courage, strength, endurance and vitality.  Considered a stone for our minds, Hematite fuels concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.

Hematite utilizes the magnetic qualities of the yin-yang energies to balance our bodies and maintain a stable equilibrium within the nervous system.  It focuses our energy and emotions to promote balance between the body, mind and spirit.

Hematite drains negativity and prevents us from absorbing the negativity of others.  Hematite has strong properties, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survival instincts, enhancing willpower and reliability, and delivering confidence. It helps overcome compulsions and addictions like overeating and smoking.

Hematite restores, strengthens and regulates our blood supply, assisting in the healing process for blood conditions like anemia.  It supports the kidneys and regenerates tissue,  stimulates the absorption of iron and formation of red blood cells.  Hematite is also used to treat leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia.

Mineral Facts About Hematite

• Surface Color: Black, Silver, Red

• Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): Rust Red

• Group: Iron Oxide

• Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals' structure): None

• Fracture (where the crystal breaks randomly not on a cleavage): Conchoidal (concave clam-like break like glass)

• Luster: Earthy or Metallic

• Transparency: Opaque (no light goes through)

• Crystal System: Trigonal (3 equal axis)

• Crystal Habit: Tabular (broad and flat)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Healing Properties of the Blue-Green Crystal Amazonite

The Healing Crystal Amazonite

Amazonite (or Amazon Stone) is the only blue-green crystal and the only gem variety of Microcline Feldspar. Microcline is the most common Feldspar. It is used in ceramics and as a mild abrasive.

Like Moonstone, Amazonite has a distinctive sheen caused by thin layers of Orthoclase and Albite. This iridescence is also known as Schiller Sheen and opalescence.

Although it may have been named for the Amazon river, Amazonite is not found in the Amazon. Amazonite is found in Colorado, Russia, Madagascar, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Australia and Namibia.

Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite 

From a metaphysical perspective, Amazonite creates a feeling of power.  The stone is said to promote truth, sincerity, honor, self-esteem, communication, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy and openness. When held to the third eye, the  Amazonite is believed to unlock psychic vision.

The blue-green Amazonite can also help you develop a more trusting spiritual relationship.

The Amazonite lessens the impact of damaging behavior, and can also lead one away from self-destructive behavior.

This stone also increases confidence, restores spiritual faith, boosts stamina, faith and the ability to feel compassion.

Both soothing and calming in nature the Amazonite dispels negative energy, and
dissipates sadness and grief.

The Amazonite is the perfect stone for writers and other creative that use their hands for a living.

You may use Amazonite to help calm all your Chakras, and rejuvenate your Heart Chakra.

The Physical Healing Properties of Amazonite

Wards off tooth decay & osteoporosis by assisting the body with the absorption of calcium, Balances the metabolism, nervous system,  liver, throat, thyroid, nerve and brain paths, and can improve pinched nerves, spinal difficulties, bursitis .

Amazonite is also useful in relieving cramps from menstruation, and muscle cramps and spasms. 

Mineral Facts of Amazonite

Surface Color: Blue-Green

Streak Color: (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White

: TektoSilicate (one Silicon surrounded by 4 Oxygen atoms)

Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Easy Cleavage 

Fracture (where you break the crystal not on a natural cleavage): Conchoidal is a clam-like fracture which looks like broken glass) to Uneven/Brittle 

: Vitreous (glassy)

: Sensitive to pressure

: Transparent (light flows through crystal) to Opaque (no light flows through crystal)

Crystal System
: Triclinic (3 axis of unequal length)

Crystal Habit
: Tabular and Blocky


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Open your heart chakra with the healing power of rubies

Ruby Beaded Necklace

Prized as a precious gemstone by many, the ruby also helps heal and open the heart.
Rubies and the red rays they carry are believed to restore emotional fluidity by relaxing undesirable patterns and relieving emotional congestion.

The ruby is also associated with the sun, and has long been believed to preserve mental and physical health. In the middle ages, rubies were viewed as a stone of prophecy. Some believed that the ruby would darken when danger was near.  

A thirteenth century prescription to calm liver problems called for powdered ruby. In the 15th-16th Centuries, rubies were thought to counteract poison. When rubbed on the skin, they were also thought to restore youth and vitality.

Ruby Turtle Necklace
For thousands of years, Ruby was considered the stone of love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life. Like no other gemstone in the world, the ruby is the symbol for powerful feelings. Another important element of the ruby in addition to fire is blood, with the ruby said to restore vital life forces and increase energy and vigor. The ruby is also known as the stone of courage, and legend holds that a person possessing a ruby can walk through life without fear of evil or misfortune. Ruby bracelets, anklets, necklaces and pendants are all beautiful representations of the ruby's beauty, strength and healing properties.

Rubies are thought to energize and balance and stimulate the heart chakra. They can also overcome exhaustion and ease hyperactivity. Rubies detoxify the body and blood, and treat fevers, diseases, and poor circulation. They are good for the heart and circulatory system and stimulate the adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs and spleen.

With so many benefits for your heart chakra, physical and emotional well-being, rubies are a popular and beautiful healing choice.  

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crystal Healing for the Knees

Apatite Bracelet

QUESTION: Hey Sheila!!  Just stumbled on your blog… was looking for any info on best stones for the knees. Thanks.

ANSWER: For crystals for the knees, I would highly recommend Apatite, Malachite and Mochi Balls. Apatite is a blue-green stone that can be found raw, tumbled or bead form, it is a little more rare than your common stones. Malachite is a popular stone for strengthening joints. It is banded green and comes in many forms. It is a soft stone, so the beads are pricey because they easily break when manipulated. Mochi Balls are rough sandstone type clusters which are found in natural form. You will not easily find beads in this stone. This is a great stone for bones and joints as well.

If you need any other information, feel free to email me!

Sheila Satin

Friday, June 8, 2012

Can we share crystals?

Jasper Merkaba Pendant

Question: Hello!I Recently Contacted You About Tiger Eye Chakra Wands :-)
I Actually Had Another Question. I Just Ordered Two Merkabas From Your Satin Crystals Website (Jade And Moonstone) Is It Okay To Share The Merkabas Between My Fiancé And I Or Should We Each Have Our Own???

Thank You For Your Time...Love & Light.

Answer: Hi, thanks for your email. If you are both doing energy healing work with the merkabas, it is best to have your own. However, if you are just using them for decoration or aesthetics, you can share them. If you want to do merkaba meditations, crystal healing or reiki with the stones, we highly suggest you keep your stones to yourself! If you do want to share, please remember to clean, charge and program/de-program them when handing them over to the next person!

As for your tigers eye wands, our vendor said they are in the process of creating more wands, so I will keep you informed as soon as I hear from them!

Sheila Satin

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Treasury: Raising your Energy

Heart Chakra Stones for Crystal Healing

Genuine Aventurine and Rose Quartz balance the heart chakra in your new crystal healing set. These are glittering green Aventurine - a light green oval and two dark green ovals with natural veins. The Rose Quartz oval and rectangle are pink with natural veins, craters and inclusions. These smooth stones can be placed on the Heart Chakra during crystal therapy, Reiki or other energy healing layouts. You may also use the stones as cabochons to wrap into crystal healing pendants.
This Heart Chakra Slab Set can also be seen featured in the Etsy Treasury: Raising your Energy.

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