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Crystal of the Month: Black Tourmaline

Hey lovelies!

Let’s talk about Tourmaline!

One of the most used (and loved) crystals in my collection, has to be black tourmaline! It’s such a beautiful stone for grounding and its powerful, flowing energies provide outstanding protection against unwanted negative energies.

Its ability to deflect negative energy, combined with its cleansing and purifying properties make black tourmaline (aka Schorl) especially effective at protecting the aura against the effects of psychic vampires (who may otherwise leave you feeling drained).

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline may be carried (or worn as jewellery) to protect against physical attack and harm to the physical body. It’s also a fantastic stone for protecting against electromagnetic radiation.

Black tourmaline works wonderfully to remove negative thought patterns and therefore may be beneficial to anyone suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. Black tourmaline also helps to remove any energy blocks, which may be holding you back.

Physically, black tourmaline can help strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and aid detoxification.

Black Tourmaline Properties

As a crystal healer, black tourmaline forms an essential part of my kit; not just for helping my clients, but for grounding and cleansing my own energies, after I’ve finished each healing session. It’s also my favourite go-to crystal, for grounding after meditation.

Black Tourmaline

Top 4 ways to use Black Tourmaline

1. Grounding (may be held, worn as jewellery or meditated with)

2. Protection against negative energies (may be worn as jewellery or used to grid your house or front door, to draw off negative energies)

3. Protection against electromagnetic radiation (may be placed around your computer, television or other electronics).

4. Easing stress, improving the immune system and promoting a positive mindset (may be held, worn as jewellery or meditated with)

If you’ve enjoyed this post and have any questions about black tourmaline, please leave your comment below and I’ll do my very best to help you!

I’ll leave you with a random crystal fact!

Much love,

Chrissy

 

 

 

Random Black Tourmaline Fact: Black Tourmaline is both piezoelectric and pyroelectric, which means that it develops an electric charge when pressure or heat is applied. Because of this, it’s been used in the past to draw ashes out of pipes, and is now used in many appliances, as a component in thermostat switches.

 

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10 Crystal Facts That May Surprise You!

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1. Pyrite (fools gold) is a cause of acid rain!

When coal containing small particles of pyrite is burnt, oxidation occurs, and sulphuric acid is formed. When this is released into the atmosphere, it falls as acid rain!

2. Opals contain up to 30% water!

Opals are hydrated silicon dioxide, usually containing between 4-9% water. If some of this water is lost, they can loose their iridescence!

3. Quartz is piezoelectric, meaning that when pressure is applied, it develops an electric charge!

This makes Quartz crystals ideal for using in many applications, such as ultrasound scanners, computer chips and quartz watches!

4. Ice is a crystal!!

Ice is in fact a crystalline mineral, it just has a lower melting point than most!

5. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth!

However diamonds are not quite forever, as over millions of years they’ll turn into the very soft substance, graphite (which pencil ‘leads’ are made of!).

6. Stibnite was used as an ancient eyebrow pencil!

Ancient Greeks used Stibnite as a cosmetic, naming it after the greek work ‘stibium’ meaning ‘that which marks’.

7. Tourmaline is pyroelectric!

When heat is applied, Tourmaline develops a static charge which pulls lightweight objects (such as paper) towards it. In Holland it was used to pull ash out of pipes, to clean them!

8. Smokey quartz has been irradiated!

When quartz containing small traces of aluminium is irradiated, smokey quartz is created! Smokey quartz is often exposed to artificial radiation, which tends to be darker in colour.

9. Vanadinite is named after the Norse Goddess, Freya!

Vanadinite was named by Swedish chemist Nils Sefström, who named it after Goddesses Freya’s ancient title, Vanadis!

10. Obsidian is a natural glass!

Formed when volcanic melt cools very rapidly, Obsidian does not have time to form a crystalline structure and is therefore a natural, volcanic glass.

Top 5 Crystals for Reducing Stress

Crystals to Reduce Stress

Chronic stress can lead to a whole host of health problems, but unfortunately, in our hectic modern-day lives, stress can be hard to avoid.

Thankfully, there are measures we can take to try and minimise our stress levels, and daily meditation and exercise, coupled with eating a whole foods, plant-based diet, can certainly help.

If you’ve been attuned to Reiki, then performing self-healing Reiki sessions regularly can also be really beneficial (or visiting your local Reiki practitioner) and using natures tools (such as essential oils and crystals) can help to restore tranquillity and balance to your mind, body and soul.

I work with crystals daily, and I find that wearing them on my body (as jewellery) is a wonderful way to connect with their energies, particularly during times of stress. I also enjoy holding them in my dominant hand and meditating with them often – paying close attention to how they’re making me feel.

If you’re experiencing chronic stress (or are going through a difficult time) my heart really goes out to you, and I hope that the crystals I’ve listed below will be helpful in supporting you.

Amethyst

Amethyst – A beautifully protective stone, which is ideal for calming the nerves, soothing and balancing the emotions and helping to reduce anger. Amethyst may also be beneficial for those experiencing post-traumatic stress, and people who have difficulty coping with change.

Sodalite – A wonderful crystal for calming anxiety as well as over-sensitivity and fear. This crystal is perfect for those with a tendency to worry and helps to encourage a clear and rational mind.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz  – A gorgeous crystal with grounding properties, which transmutes negative energies. It can be used to help improve mood, promoting a calm and balanced mind. This crystal is also ideal for bringing your awareness back to the present moment.

Lepidolite – A truly beautiful, calming crystal for easing stress and insomnia. It helps to bring about a peaceful state of mind and can be helpful for anyone experiencing big life changes, or for those who have issues with trust.

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine – This crystal has a beautiful energy which soothes and balances the emotions and encourages deep relaxation. It’s an especially good crystal for supporting students through the stress of exams.

Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and any information given on this website should not replace the advice of medical professionals. If you are experiencing stress which is having an impact on your physical or mental health, please consult your doctor. x

Top 5 Crystals to Heal Insomnia

Hey loves!

Do you ever have trouble sleeping?

The scary thing is, a lack of sleep doesn’t just leave you feeling groggy and grumpy, it impairs your immune system too! Over time, this can lead to some serious health problems, so it’s vital we get our rest!

If you’re someone who suffers from insomnia though, you’ll know this isn’t always easy; and with sleeping pills posing the health risk they do, you may feel stuck between a rock and a hard place!

Fortunately, crystal healing can provide a safe and natural way, to gently ease you to sleep! 

Working with crystal energies has allowed me to heal my insomnia (that had plagued me my whole life). I now fall asleep easily, and wake up feeling refreshed!

If you would like to try this too, then here are some crystals that can help.

Lepidolite

Top 5 Crystals For Healing Insomnia

Celestite

Amethyst

Lepidolite

Moonstone

Sodalite

You may hold your crystal and meditate with it before you go to sleep or choose to put it on your nightstand or place it under your pillow. (Please be careful not to place any crystals in your bed that may be sharp and cause injury!)

Wishing you the sweetest dreams,

Chrissy

Starting your Crystal Collection: Top 10 crystals you need in your kit!

Hey loves!

I don’t know about you, but the world of crystals never ceases to amaze me! There’s just so many incredible ones out there and I’m forever discovering new ones, that I know I just have to have! 😍

Collecting crystals can be addictive, but when you’re first starting out it can also feel rather daunting. So, to help you begin your fabulous collection, here are 10 wonderful crystals that form a brilliant, basic kit!

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz

Properties: 

Clear Quartz is a powerful, high-energy crystal with a very diverse range of uses.

It’s an excellent all-around healer and is a strong amplifier of energies – meaning that it can be used alongside other crystals to amplify and enhance their effects.

Clear Quartz is a great facilitator of energy and a natural, clear quartz point makes an ideal tool for directing the flow of energy. It can also be used to clear energy blockages and bring the mind, body and spirit into balance.

Chakra: Crown

Amethyst

Amethyst

Properties:

Amethyst is another form of quartz which has extremely beautiful energies. It is easy to find in most crystal shops and can be purchased quite inexpensively.

Amethyst may be used to ease fear, anxiety and anger. It promotes a strong sense of calmness, tranquillity and relaxation, and is another fantastic healing crystal that can be used to relieve physical, psychological and emotional pain.

Chakra: Third Eye

Citrine

Citrine

Properties:

Citrine is a truly uplifting stone, and is one of my favourite crystals!

It can be used to boost energy levels, encourage optimism and increase confidence and self-esteem.

It is also a stone of abundance and prosperity, and may be used to improve enthusiasm and motivation.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Properties:

Rose Quartz is another crystal which is inexpensive and easy to obtain. It’s comforting energies help to comfort and soothe the soul, making it a wonderful for treating stress.

Rose quartz opens your heart and heals the emotions, allowing you to deepen your love for yourself, overcome heartbreak and invite new love into your life.

Chakra: Heart

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

Properties:

Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone which works by deflecting negative energies, and helping to clear any energy blocks.

This wonderful crystal has very strong, protective energies, and it may also be used to guard against electromagnetic radiation.

Chakra: Root

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine

Properties:

Green Aventurine is a versatile stone, which calms the emotions and helps to bring the mind, body and spirit into balance.

This stone is used to aid spiritual growth and inspires creativity and compassion. Green Aventurine is also another crystal of prosperity and abundance.

Chakra: Heart

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate

Properties:

Blue Lace Agate is a gorgeous crystal with extremely gentle, soothing energies. It works to calm the emotions; easing feelings of anger and anxiety, and bringing about a sense of peace and tranquillity.

This crystal is also used to improve communication skills and aid disorders of the throat.

Chakra: Throat

Carnelian

Carnelian

Properties:

Carnelian is a vibrant crystal, which inspires passion, vitality and creativity!

It’s a powerful promoter of healing and boosts regeneration throughout the body. This makes it an especially good crystal to use both during (and after) illness.

Chakra: Sacral

Selenite

Selenite

Properties:

Selenite is a very peaceful stone with beautiful, ethereal qualities. It’s a lovely crystal to meditate with, and clears the mind of stress and confusion, as well as assisting with connection to spirit.

Selenite’s calming energies work to clear negative energy, and placing this crystal around the home, promotes a peaceful and serene environment.

Chakra: Crown

Smoky Quartz

Smokey Quartz

Properties:

Smokey quartz is a form of quartz, which has been coloured by irradiation. It’s a very effective grounding stone which works excellently to draw off negative energies.

This crystal can be used to ease the effects of physical, psychological and emotional pain, and it’s excellent for stabilising and balancing the mind.

Chakra: Root

 

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