The crystals I am working with for the week are Dumortierite, Smoky Quartz and Lapis Lazuli. I use these crystals to connect to your energy, to connect to the message meant for you, and to send the healing properties of the crystals to you.
Dumortierite – A stone of order. It is used to enhance self-discipline, organizational abilities, and general orderliness. It is an excellent stone for lifting depression. Due to its energy of self-discipline it is often used in weight loss or attaining ideal weight.
Smoky Quartz – Is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms it to positive energy. It is used in assisting making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality. Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. Engenders creativity. Assists in prioritizing needs and wants, and brings wisdom to every day life. Excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Helpful for enhancing courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming. Helps to relieve grief.
Lapis Lazuli – Creates a strong spiritual connection. Is a manifestation stone. It is also a powerful crystal for positive or white magic. Helps with dream work. Protects from psychic and physical attacks. A stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. It is said to enhance creativity. Its energy can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind. Helps to overcome abuse issues and trauma, as well as depression and grief. Partly this is due to its energy of bringing inner power and hope. This strong inner power can also build courage, confidence, and overcome shyness. Hope brings trust that things will work out in spite of past traumas. It also is used to decrease irritability, whether caused by trauma issues or day to day frustrations.
Sorry I have been on a bit of a hiatus again! With the Christmas season, my son’s cancer treatments, the awful chest cold we had for weeks, and everything else going on in my life, I just haven’t taken the time to sit down with my cards. I prefer to do my card readings when I’m alone, in peace and quiet, and that sure isn’t happening as often as I’d like! I can say all the stress in my life has been wearing me down, and I have been feeling a bit down and depressed lately! The crystals are definitely showing a pattern of stress and depression that they are here to help with. The crystals also show a pattern of protection, so there may be negative people or situations in our life that we require protection from. It also may be our own negativity we require protection from, like being too stressed and worrying all the time. Either way, the crystals are helping to protect our soul, and transmute negative energy into positive. You can tell it’s the new year, everyone is starting their diets and resolutions, and cleaning house. The crystals are enhancing self-discipline and orderliness in life. They are also here to assist you with your weight loss goals. The crystals want us to overcome shyness and have courage. Use your creativity as a means to express yourself, heal and relieve stress. I love to sleep with this particular Smoky Quartz by me, I have intensely vivid dreams, and seeing that the Lapis Lazuli is such a good stone for dreamwork, I will be making sure to have them with me for bedtime. I will be using a more traditional tarot deck I received for Christmas, so let’s see what the cards have to say for the week!
All three of the cards I have pulled are major arcana cards, representing major lessons to be mastered in our lives, a turning point if you will. Just like the crystals, the Sun card is telling us to have confidence! Express yourself and don’t be sorry for who you are. You are beautiful and bright like the sun. Share that radiance and positivity. This will bring positive things into your life, like a promotion or success! The Tower represents people in your life that put on a pretty front. This could even represent you trying to put on a front. This is a time to be real, a time to be true to yourself. Some people appear to have it all together, but guess what? They don’t, just like you or I, and eventually things come crashing down. Not to hurt anyone, but to reveal the truth. The truth will always come to light. I have a feeling that these are the type of people you would be needing protection from. Don’t be upset if things don’t go your way, or you lose someone from your life. Have faith that what’s real will always prevail. I think this is a message for our inner selves too. We can stress ourselves out thinking we need to keep up to what everyone around us is doing. Eventually, it all falls apart and we need to acknowledge the realness of who we are and what it is that we need. Priorities right! There are only so many hours in a day. Use them to your best advantage. Try to compromise and see the viewpoints of others, but also try to keep a healthy balance of what you need as an individual. The Empress wants us to have courage and go after our goals. Have courage to see past your perceived faults, and know that you are worthy of all your dreams coming true. It is perfectly ok to not be perfect. All those resolutions and dreams you have for the year, get moving towards them. The crystals are assisting with creativity, organization and self-discipline to help you work on your goals. Make sure they are your own dreams though, and not just something you want to do because everyone else you know is doing it. If you follow the crowd and don’t stay true to yourself, things fall apart just like the Tower card. I feel like this is a week of setting the foundations for what is to come for this year, and for this next phase of our life. I read somewhere that the foundation we lay this year will determine the next ten years of our life, so make sure your doing all you can to move toward achieving your dreams and goals.
The Sun – Any personal growth you achieve now will be linked to self-expression. Say what you feel when you feel it. Accept criticism and admit mistakes. Enthusiasm and self-assurance bring results. A promotion is on the horizon.
The Tower – Everyone wants to be admired. Others embellish the truth, but what’s necessary and real will prevail. Illusions will be shattered, enemies revealed. Don’t be upset if things don’t turn out as planned. Try to compromise and see others’ point of view.
The Empress – Express your ideas and take calculated risks. Getting what you want is your responsibility. Your passions are of primary importance to you now. News of a wedding, pregnancy, or children arrives.
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