Talc

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Talc

Symbolizes the element:  Earth

Nurtures: brings a profound sense of inner peace, calm and stillness

Represents:  Inner peace, calm & stillness

  • Associated with:  Heart/Upper Heart (affects all Chakras from Third Eye down to Sacral)
  • Uses:   balancing and aligning, connects the chakras, stimulating flow of energy, clearing, cleansing, in Meditation Talc deepens meditative state
  • Ways to use: Clearing Chakras, Healing Placements, Meditation, Gemstone Essence, Gemstone Pouch, Sacred Geometry Placements, Feng Shui Placement

The Talc pictured above is a Canadian nonmetallic mineral sample that is used industrially for making paints and talcum powders.  There are other ways of using this mineral that is found in metamorphic deposits.

Holding this mineral in ones hand is comfortable and over time becomes soothing.  Talc has platelets described as leaves.  When these leaves are held horizontal to the body it creates a calming effect that spreads throughout the body.  When these leaves are held vertically it begins to clear and align the chakras.  When held while in Meditation, one can experience a deepened state of connection and stillness.  The peace and calm created by this mineral can also be beneficial to deepened sleep patterns.

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Traditional uses and properties of minerals and stones are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


 

Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000
Creating a connection with Stones & Astrology

Creating a connection with Stones & Astrology

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Stones & Astrology

One can create an individual pouch of stones to carry that reflects one’s astrological birth sign or one to carry a group of stones reflecting the houses contained within an astrological chart.    The purpose for these separate exercises would be to gain a deeper connection to the influences of both the stones, zodiac signs and astrological houses.

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Getting Started

Step #1

Minerals

Before selecting your stones decide if you want  your stones to reflect an astrology chart or your zodiac sign.  Keep it simple and choose only a few types of stones.  Experiencing a few stones at a time will heighten  somatic learning and integration.  This will help you remember their names, characteristics and  energies.


Step #2

Create or choose a special pouch that will hold your stones.  If you are choosing stones for your zodiac sign consider the colour of the pouch.  Deepen the connection by choosing the colours of your sign!   If you are choosing a pouch for a an astrological chart choose one that you will enjoy for years to come!

 

If you are beginning with the cosmos here is a simple guide of Planetary Crystals and Stones reflecting the houses making up the astrological chart.

If you are beginning with a personal pouch of  stones reflecting your own astrological sign here is a simple guide of  Zodiac Crystals and Stones.


 

Step #3

Bowl, Salt, Wood, Wellness

The third step is to clean your stones and set an intention for them.  You can use sea salt in water to clean you stones.  As you hold your stones in your hand to rinse them in fresh water set an intention or purpose for how you hope to work with these stones.

  • Intention for personal sign ….

Your personal intention for your astrological sign may be a wish to learn more about the nature and effects of the minerals and cosmos, or to ask for healing support and increase  your vitality!  It depends upon your current focus of attention and experience.  It may be you need understanding or protection!,

  •  Intention for astrological chart……..

The individual stone of each house can be a conduit to exploring each section of the astrological chart.  An intention for the stones you use to create an  astrological chart can be to become a conduit for deepening  connection and clarity. A somatic experience of the energies associated with the astrological chart and minerals used throughout  history can support a broader perspective and deepen ones connection inside and out!

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Traditional uses and properties of  the Zodiac, Astrology and Healing Stones are for fun, exploration, educational purposes and integration only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed.  With any serious concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner.

Zodiac Crystals and Stones

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Below is a guide to choose one stone to reflect a personal Zodiac sign or twelve stones to reflect each sign.  Read more on  Crystals and Astrology.

Choosing a stone is a personal experience and can be a way to tap into one’s intuition. Start by keeping it simple.  If you are choosing your stones from the following guide follow these easy steps.

Simple Steps to Choosing Stones for your Zodiac Sign

1.  Glance first at the sign you are considering and trace it with your eyes.

2.  Without hesitation glance at the three stones pausing only for a moment before moving to the next one.  Which one captures you immediately.  You may be drawn to it with your eyes or through a feeling.  The feeling may simply be an inner softening experience.

3.  Once you have sensed a stone then read the qualities.  Remember that by letting your gut pick the stone it may be what you need at this time and that you can benefit from this stone now.  Remember life changes and you can change your stones as your experiences shift!

Last step optional:

4.   Find something special to carry your Astrology stones or keep in a special place!

Read more on cleansing your stones and setting an intention.


Dec 22 – Jan 19

Capricorn

  • Smoky Quartz – Grounding, Balancing

  • Carnelian – Ambitious, Determined, Motivated

Carnelian

  • Quartz Crystal – Empowered, Energized, Clarity

Quartz

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Jan 20 – Feb 18

Aquarius

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

  • Black Obsidian – Protective, Reflective, Meditative

  • Amethyst – Energized, Clear, Lighter

Amethyst

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Feb 19 – March 20

Pisces

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

  • Bloodstone – Centered, Strength, Courage

Bloodstone

  • Blue Lace Agate – Calming, Enhances communication 

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March 21 – April 19

Aries

  • Citrine – Self Esteem, Confidence

Citrine

  • Adventurine  – Warmth, Loving, Clarity

Adventurine

  • Amethyst – Energized, Clear, Lighter

Amethyst

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April 20 – May 20

Taurus

  • Rose Quartz – Warm Loving, Kindness

Rose Quartz

  • Tiger’s Eye – Courage, Clear Emotions, Protection

  • Red Jasper Grounding, Nurturing, Energizing

 

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May 21 – June 20

Gemini

  • Citrine – Empowered, Strength, Vital

Citrine

  • Crystal Quartz – Empowered, Energized, Clarity

Quartz

  • Blue Lace Agate – Calming, Enhances communication 

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June 21 – July 22

Cancer

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

  • Moss Agate – Concentration, Awareness, Hope

  • Black Obsidian – Protective, Reflective, Meditative

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July 23 – Aug 22

Leo

  • Carnelian – Ambitious, Determined, Motivated

Carnelian

  • Citrine – Empowered, Strength, Vital

Citrine

  • Crystal Quartz – Empowered, Energized, Clarity

Quartz

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Aug 23 – Sept 22

Virgo

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

  • Carnelian – Ambitious, Determined, Motivated

Carnelian

  • Citrine – Empowered, Strength, Vital

Citrine

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Sept 23 – Oct 22

Libra

  • Adventurine -Warmth, Loving, Clarity

Adventurine

  • Bloodstone – Centered, Strength, Courage

Bloodstone

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

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 Oct 23 – Nov 21

Scorpio

  • Moonstone – Calming, Soothing, Loving

Moon Stone

  • Crystal Quartz – Empowered, Energized, Clarity

Quartz

  • Black Obsidian – Protective, Reflective, Meditative

Get your own Scorpio Stone Set


 Nov 22 – Dec 21

Sagittarius

  • Blue Lace Agate – Calming, Enhances communication 

  • Sodalite – Intuition, Calming, Clarity

  • Amethyst – Energized, Clear, Lighter

Amethyst

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Dec 22 – Jan 19

Capricorn:  Grey & Brown

  • Smoky Quartz – Grounding, Balancing

  • Carnelian – Ambitious, Determined, Motivated

Carnelian

  • Quartz Crystal – Empowered, Energized, Clarity

Quartz

Get your own Capricorn Stone Set 

Read more on some ways to explore your stones

Traditional uses and properties of  the Zodiac, Astrology and Healing Stones are for fun, exploration, educational purposes and integration only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed.  With any serious concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner.

Planetary Stones on the Astrological Chart

Here is a simple guide of a Zodiac Planetary Stone for each one of the twelve houses of the Astrological Chart.   It includes the sign symbol, stone, cardinal direction and element.

Astrological Stone Chart

House #1

  • Planet:  Saturn
  • Planetary Stone for Aries:  Jasper

House #2

  • Planet: Uranus
  • Planetary Stone for Taurus: Adventurine

House #3

  • Planet: Neptune
  • Planetary Stone for Gemini:  Tiger’s Eye

House #4

  • Planet: Mars
  • Planetary Stone for Cancer:  Moonstone

House #5

  • Planet:  Venus
  • Planetary Stones for Leo:  Rock Crystal

House #6

  • Planet: Mercury
  • Planetary Stone for Virgo:  Citrine

House #7

  • Moon
  • Planetary Stone for Libra:  Sapphire

House #8

  • Sun
  • Planetary Stone for Scorpio:  Ruby

House #9

  • Planet: Mercury
  • Planetary Stone for Sagittarius:  Topaz

House #10

  • Planet: Venus
  • Planetary Stone for Capricorn:  Lapis Lazuli

House #11

  • Planet: Pluto
  • Planetary Stone for Aquarius: Turquoise

House #12

  • Planet:  Jupiter
  • Planetary Stone for Pisces:  Aquamarine

Connecting with the Planets

One can begin exploring the planets and their stones that represent each house in the astrological wheel with meditation.  This can be done in a simple meditation style holding the stone or one can create a deeper connection by drawing an astrological chart large enough to sit in each house while holding the planetary stone for that area.

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Traditional uses and properties of  the Zodiac, Astrology and Healing Stones are for educational purposes and integration only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed.  With any serious concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner.

Amethyst

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Amethyst

Amethyst                                                         Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Symbolizes the elements:  Fire, Water & Metal

Nurtures: calmness, honesty, clarity, balance, integrity, wisdom, healing and is often worn or placed in a location for protection.

Represents:  Wisdom and Higher Purpose

  • Associated with:  Crown and Heart Chakra, Saturn
  • Uses:  Open Chakras, Grounding and Balance, Connection to Higher Self, Meditation, Protection
  • Ways to use:  Placement, Gemstone Essence, Water Infusion, Carry on Personal Self, Astrological Stone Pouch

The amethyst crystal is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals.  It is a peaceful and calming influence emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  This is a crystal favored by healers for protection,  grounding energy and balancing it.  It is placed around the office or home for protection, peacefulness, balance and for keeping the air clean and positive.


Reflections in three of Feng Shui 9 life areas:

  • Financial – honesty, clarity for decision making and keeping a cool head
  • Fame –  trustworthy, intelligent choices
  • Relationship – positive, calm, honesty

9 Ways to integrate the benefits of the Amethyst Crystal 

  1. Placement on your desk
    • placing an amethyst on your desk between you and your phone or computer can increase protection of negativity 
  2. Placement in your home, room or garden
    • add an amethyst to an area that needs protection, an example is a placement in a window to absorb negativity from passerby’s and neighbors
  3. Infusing Amethyst Water
    • place next to glass container or bottle of water
  4. Meditation
    • hold amethyst crystal or place on meditation alter
  5. Sacred Geometry Crystal Placements
    • place amethyst crystals to activate intention on Seed of Life Template 
  6. Crushed Amethyst to add to indoor paint for home or office 
    • crushed amethyst crystals can be added to paint and mixed in prior to pouring and painting
  7. Amethyst Crystal Essence
    • created by infusing amethyst with the sun or lunar energies – read more
  8. Amethyst Crystal Foot Bath
    • Add amethyst together with your sea salt and a few drops of lavender together with warm water
  9. Add a Amethyst Crystal to a Carrying Pouch

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Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000