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What About Healing Stones and Crystals?

stonesTherapeutic stones and crystals form in the earth. Each carries its own vibration. They have been valued for their healing properties for as long as recorded history and have been used for every ailment and condition. In her book The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall says, “Crystals heal holistically. That is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. They realign subtle energies and dissolve dis-ease, getting to the root cause.”

In my nearly three decades of delving into the healing properties of crystals and gemstones, I’ve come across people who believe it just can’t be so. How can a little inanimate object be used for healing?! What hogwash and nonsense! How can you, an educated person, take yourself seriously? But… are they inanimate objects? Are their properties felt by people sensitive enough to detect energy?

Stones and crystals have their own life force and can help shift energies within and around you. I’ve been using them for nearly 30 years and have witnessed the shift they create in others. I’ve felt it in myself and in my surroundings over and over again.

With the wide variety of healing stones and crystals to choose from, any imbalance or situation can be assisted with their use. Two years ago when my beloved 16-year-old cat Calypso died, I buried him with a piece of rose quartz to strengthen the vibration of love around his body. When clients want to access their intuition, I surround them in amethyst. When I’m working with someone who needs to become grounded and centered, I use heavy black stones like hematite or dark smoky quartz.

In my book The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer, I added a short paragraph about stones. It’s not very “medical” or officially sanctioned, but as a holistic healer, I can’t ignore their usefulness even for serious ailments. For example, in the case of breast cancer, I’d begin with clear quartz and black tourmaline to clear old energy, and use my intuitive guidance to proceed from there. I would also consider rose quartz to help heal heart chakra issues, which helps heal old pain that might be a factor in the body’s dis-ease.

If you want to experiment with healing stones and crystals, you can first hold the stone in your hands while visualizing the outcome you desire. Then place the stone on the skin over the area of illness or imbalance, or in an area of your home or office where you want to make a shift. As I write this, I have several stones in front of me. Black tourmaline to absorb the EMFs from this computer, quartz crystal to raise the vibration, Connemara marble from Ireland (to keep the faeries happy), and a botswana agate, known for its ability to help one keep focused, organized, and pay attention to detail.

Many stones need to be cleared after being used for illness or after sitting around awhile. (Use your intuition to decide when its time to clear them. Once you’ve used the stones for a while, they’ll tell you if they need clearing.) Most can be cleared under running water, but some, such as Hematite, can absorb water so they are best cleared in moonlight or by being buried in the earth for a day or so.

Also in my book The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer (which is an excellent resource for holistic healing in general) there is a Resources section with “Books of Interest” for recommendations on how you can learn more about healing with stones and crystals, but if you’re a beginner, I’d start with The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. Enjoy!

Last full moon of 2012 is Friday, December 28

moonThe final full moon of this rather momentous and expectation-filled year is upon us and will be at 7 degrees of Cancer in the wee morning hours (PST) on Friday, December 28.

This is a relevant full moon, more so than usual, because it creates a dynamic aspect between the Uranus-Pluto square. The Sun will join Pluto in Capricorn, both will be in opposition to this full moon in Cancer, and adding in a bit of intrigue and the unexpected will be a square by Uranus (creating a dynamic T-square).

The full moon in Cancer can be an emotional one, bringing up issues of security, home, and family. This particular full moon I expect emotions might run higher than normal, as the moon gets right in there and decides to mingle directly with the ongoing revolutionary interplay of Uranus and Pluto. This week and through the weekend is a good time to make yourself cozy and warm at home, nurture yourself, and perhaps take a look at areas of your life that are cold, severe, and not nourishing, in order to bring more balance and healing into your life.

Those of us with prominent Cardinal signs between 4-8 degrees (or so) will feel this in our lives more so than others, particularly since we’ve been undergoing the energies of Pluto and Uranus for some time now. This would include Cancer, Aries, Capricorn, and Libra folks who are likely experiencing extraordinary changes on deep levels, which may or may not be obvious until it’s already happened. It’s an exciting and interesting time, made more interesting by the upcoming full moon.

Since we are entering an era when feminine energy is emerging in a new way, I would expect to see issues around women’s rights, mothering, nurturance, and care-taking emerge during this full Cancer moon. I’ll be in silent retreat during it, unplugged and news-free, but will be interested to see what transpired in this regard after I return. Meanwhile, full moon blessings and Happy New Year.