Elephants, the ever gentle and wise spirit animals, exemplify focused power and strength. Shamans and lightworkers tell us that elephants guide us toward a deeper understanding of the maiden, mother and crone — helping us reconnect with our own positive feminine attributes.
Like the Goddess, elephants have an intense focus on family, including past and future generations. Indeed, their mantra could well be, “family first.” Elephants challenge us to protect the young and weak of our tribe while also recognizing the amazing extended family unit and how powerful love and loyalty become when shared. Note, however, that elephants intuitively know that not all “family” is bound by blood.
Turquoise is still a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the chakras and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.
Amethyst is one of the best gemstones for calming the mind and is perfect for any meditation practice. In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha, possibly due to its ability to activate and balance the 6th chakra (third eye). Amethyst is said to cure impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, promote clarity, and help keep one grounded.
Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory and it can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition, it brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
Green Aventurine is a powerful stone for helping in new beginnings. It is known as the “Lucky Stone”, it will provides clarity in new opportunities. Green Aventurine helps increase wealth and prosperity. It is believed to increase favor in game of chance or competition. It has a great winning energy that boost someone’s chances in any kind of situation.
Rose Quartz is called the “stone of gentle love” as it gently opens the heart chakra, increasing the ability to both give and receive love. Bringing peacefulness, balance and calm to relationships, it has a strong association to Venus, the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. At a higher level, its heart-healing properties help humanity as a whole resonate with the energy of compassion. Used during yoga, prayer or meditation, Rose Quartz helps open the spiritual heart. This gem also supports the physical heart, helping it recover from stress and trauma. Rose Quartz is an excellent gem for all who need more nurturing and love in their life.
Spiritually, howlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare the user or wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation. Howlite can also be used to release attachments or cords linking old emotional pain from this life or a past life to the present. Once these attachments are severed, it allows for processing those emotions and bringing peace in those areas.
A stone of protection, Tiger’s Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger’s Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Ordinary yet extraordinary, colorful and clear, Quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom. From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind’s evolutionary development.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of meditation and communication that can bring truthfulness, openness and mental clarity. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind, lessening confusion and increasing concentration. It’s a wonderful stone for meditation because it awakens the third eye chakra to help you go deeper into your meditation. It brings spiritual love and therefore known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. It also bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids in expressing feelings and emotion.