Softening the Sharp Edges with Rose Quartz Love Vibes!

rose-quartz-gemstone-metaphyscial-propertiesRose Quartz is a form of Quartz crystal with a pinkish hue, sometimes very softly colored or sometimes, a deeper pink, and it’s a staple of any gemstone collection. The stone is usually translucent, some even transparent. I have always preferred the softer pink colors, so those are the ones I can speak to from personal experience.

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love, associated with the Heart Chakra. It has a very soothing and gentle energy. I’m most likely to grab for  Rose Quartz when I’m sad, mad, lonely or feeling unloved somehow.

Going through a very difficult period with a family member once (read: constantly pissed), I used this stone a LOT. I especially liked the rough-cut then, turning it over and over in my hand until the difficult feelings passed. The sharper edges suited my mood while the stone’s energy had a chance to sink in. I  churned that stone so much, I was actually surprised it didn’t wear smooth! I still reach for it when I want to soften a sharp mood.

I also have a lamp on my Tarot desk. I turn it on for readings, and will sometimes lay my hands on it for a minute when I need a quick “love charge” or I’m sending some love energy out into the energy sea for any reason.

Before my daughter moved off, I gave her a little Rose Quartz heart I’d held, focusing on channeling my love and support for her into the stone. I wanted her to have something from me to call on even when I was far away, and to help with missing mom. I knew I was going to be missing her!

Rose Quartz is a good choice for dealing with breakups, melancholy, or missing someone as well as anger. It’s also great for agitation and emotional turmoil of any kind. Basically, any disturbance of the heart (including physical heart issues) is a good candidate for some Rose Quartz energy. It’s healing though love.

How do you like your Rose Quartz?

Jewels the Psychic Cat!

Jewels the Tarot Kitty!

Jewels understands me better than many people.

I like saying I was a cat in a former life. When I first started saying this, it was mostly just my Leo rising, joking. But after talking for years to Jewels, I’m not kidding quite so much anymore.

When I had an intuitive portrait done at a psychic fair, the first thing out of the artist’s mouth was, “You’re surrounded by cats!” I had to laugh–I had five of ’em at the time! There’s no denying my affinity with felines. And it’s easy to see with Jewels, since we’re close.

I’ve long said this kitty is psychic. It’s the most reasonable explanation. She KNOWS when I’m having a bad day and gives me extra attention, even in uncharacteristic ways. She’s incredibly smart. She hides when something she doesn’t like is coming up (without any indication of what’s coming) and is exceptionally vocal, carrying on full conversations with me.

Technically, I (generally) speak in English and she responds in Cat. But we do understand each other perfectly. I’m taking this as evidence!

Have you ever known a psychic animal?

 

Mini-Meditation: Fly Away from Conflict

My husband gave me a version of this mini-meditation when I was all riled up over somebody else’s conflict. Works great!


See yourself outside, atop a very high mountain in a beautiful range. The conflict that’s been surrounding you, touching your life and your heart, still exists, but it’s down in the valley below where you’re now sitting.

Gazing down into the valley, you can catch only glimpses of the battle now. The people are far away. You can see there are words exchanged, but have no idea what’s being said.  They are so far away, there’s just nothing for you to do. They must resolve their own differences. You send them love and wish them well.

Instead, you turn your attention to the flowers, on the ground next to you. They’re lovely and smell so sweet…a gentle breeze rustles through the trees and carries their soothing scent, whisking away any remaining tension, just like a warm, cleansing shower. You can no longer hear voices over the chorus of birds singing. Breathe in the beauty and calm of the life energy surrounding you.

Just then, an eagle flies by, catching your attention. “How lovely it must be to fly,” you think.

As you shift focus to the eagle, your energy merges and you can see through his eyes. You’re flying! Watch, fly with the eagle, soaring up and down through the clouds, swooping swiftly past the people, past the tops of pine trees, over a river and through the most amazing landscape you’ve ever seen. Travel with the Eagle as long as you like, and let him show you some of  his awesome world.

When you’re ready, thank your Eagle friend and ask him to return you home.

Let me know if you try this one.

Using Infinite: The Healers’ Gemstone

Infinite /Infinity Healing GemstoneAt a psychic fair eons ago, before I was actively working with cards or much anything metaphysical, I got a very, very good reading. So I asked the reader about progressing on my own path since she clearly had a hotline here, and she suggested I start getting gemstones.

At the time, it seemed kind of crazy to me. “Rocks? Rocks are going to help me develop spiritually? Really?!?” Dumbfounded but sold by the quality of the reading, I went ahead and picked up some rocks that day and eventually, learned to appreciate the energy stones carry. I’m glad I did!

One of my absolute favorite pieces is this sizable hunk of Infinite (or Infinity) gemstone–a type of green Serpentine and Chrysotile found in South Africa. It comes in different shades. The lighter green is the more gentle variety, the darker green more concentrated energy. I was lucky enough to find a piece that has both. Well worth the $15 it cost me to win it on eBay.

Infinite gemstone draws out pain, both physical and emotional. (And what pain isn’t both?)  Some use a small piece of Infinite as a Worry stone, or sleep with it under their pillow. These stones have a very gentle, soft energy. Some say it helps connect to the angelic realms, drawing out negative energy and mending holes in the aura and very grounding.

I can tell you from personal experience it helps eliminate pain. I’ve used it for nausea, cramps, headaches, backaches, you name it. Whatever hurts, it’s helped. Most effective seems to be simply laying the Infinite stone on body wherever it hurts. You don’t have to have skin contact, but I prefer to whenever practical. It’s fastest that way. Once you’ve placed the stone, divert your attention from any discomfort and let it go. Within a few minutes, when you remember to check, the pain has vanished. It really is that simple.

I’ve seen a few sources suggest this stone needs frequent clearing, but others say it’s one of the few that’s perpetually self-clearing. I’ve never felt the need to energetically clean or charge my Infinite stone in any way and it continues to work just fine, so I’m voting with self-clearing camp. Of course, if you’d prefer to clear yours, it certainly wouldn’t hurt anything. As always, your own intuition is your most reliable guide.

Have you used Infinite or are you interested in trying it?

Mini-Meditation: Green Tree Path

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Breathe….breathe. Deep breath in….and out. In…and out.

Envision yourself, sitting on a bench in a  park, looking down a beautiful line of trees. Inhaling the fresh air deep into your belly, and smelling the freshly cut grass. Exhaling slowly out, feeling the solid earth beneath your feet.

You feel the life forces of the trees  surrounding you…they are green and strong and vibrant. The birds’ songs are soulful, and you catch a glimpse of wildlife scurrying just out of the corner of your eye. The energy around you feels never-ending, reaching up, up, up into the sky, out in every direct like and endless sea.

Allow your own presence to expand, merging with that of the trees and wildlife. Let your energy become lighter and finer and wider, melding into the ocean of all energy everywhere until all is one.

All those worries, all the frustrations that mattered a minute ago now seem far away and unimportant. You know, deep down, everything is as it should be. Everything is right. Feel rays of light swim down into your body from the energy sea, down into your heart, filling you with love and wonder and peace.

When you’re almost ready to return, take in one last, deep breath of light and see it shining all around you in a bubble, protecting and calming you, as you go about your day. You can recharge your light any time you like, calling upon light from the sea of energy to brighten and lighten your path.

Do you have any favorite mini-meditations?

Zodiac Rulerships Quick Reference

Quick reference table for Zodiac signs, showing which house each Zodiac sign rules natural, and the signs planetary ruler. Ancient planetary rulership are noted below glyphs.

Zodiac Sign Natural Ruler of House Planetary Ruler

Aries

Aries

1 – House of Self
Identity, presentation to the world, ego

Mars's Glyph

Mars

Taurus

Taurus

2 – House of Value
Values, possessions, self-worth

Venus's Glyph

Venus

Gemini

Gemini

3 – House of Communications
Communication, siblings, short trips

Mercury's Glyph

Mercury

Cancer

Cancer

4 – House of home and Family
home and family, heritage, roots

Moon's Glyph

Moon

Leo

Leo

5 – House of Pleasure
Creativity, self-expression, children

Sun's Glyph

Sun

Virgo

Virgo

6 – House of Health
Work and health, service, care-taking

Mercury's Glyph

Mercury

Libra

Libra

7 – House of Partnerships
Relationships, partnerships, diplomacy

Venus's Glyph

Venus

Scorpio

Scorpio

8 – House of Reincarnation
Death, rebirth, sex, taboos, other people’s money
Pluto Glyph

Pluto

Mars < 1930

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

9 – House of Philosophy
Higher learning, publishing, philosophy, travel, religion

Jupiter's Glyph

Jupiter

Capricorn

Capricorn

10 – House of Social Status
Ambition, reputation, authority, government

Saturn's Glyph

Saturn

Aquarius

Aquarius

11 – House of Friendships
Friends, groups, dreams and wishes
Uranus Glyph

Uranus

Saturn < 1781

Pisces

Pisces

12 – House of Self-Undoing
Hidden, secret, unconscious, mystic
Neptune Glyph

Neptune

Jupiter < 1846