[Herbal_Witches_Cauldron] Red Stones for Summer
Red is the colour of summer. In many traditional cultures,red is the colour, which represents the element of fire, the colour of thesummer season and of greatest Yang. The weather and seasons have an affect onour energy and therefore, the energy around us. Elements made by fire, such asobsidian and hematite can also work in place of red stones, but today, myemphasis is on the energy of the following:
Red represent love and help the aspirant to strive forimprovement
in moral conduct. Square-cut Garnets help bring aboutbusiness
opportunities and filter out concerns that are not one'sown.
Rectangular shapes aid in the matter of intellect or theearth.
Garnets teach patience and constancy and are not to beused lightly. They develop love and compassion. They sharpen self-perceptionand extend that openness to others. Help calm anger, particularly angerdirected towards the self.
When we love ourselves it's amazing how much love we willreceive from others. When we don't it's astonishing how little the love ofothers makes an impact. Rose quartz helps to remove the energetic blockages inthe heart chakra which keep us from truly loving ourselves, and also nurturesand replenishes our sense of self-love. Soft. Gently soothes and warms heartcenter. Emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence,resentment, anger.
Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love, lowself-esteem. Cleanse and recharge often. Especially if fades. Aligns mental,emotional, and astral bodies. Deeply in tune with emotional states. Found inthe US, Brazil, and Japan. Its value as a
nurturing friend cannot be overstated. A soothinginfluence.
Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories.
Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makesus
more open to other people. It is of particular value inhelping
us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helpsus
realize that all change is important, even difficultchange.
Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.
Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Alsohelps
the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may becomehealthier.
While rose quartz prepares the ground for the expressionof
love in the outer world, pink tourmaline activates thatexpression.
This crystal also helps us to review and release pastexperiences
when our attempts to love others seemed to fail. Itsmessage is,
"It's safe to love." Emotional and spirituallove, healing loss,
emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially withsevere
illness like cancer, emphysema). Best in combination with
counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite orRhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. AlsoRubellite. Red (Rubellite) strengthens, grounds/rejuvenates, warms. Unitesheart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. HighLithium content (thus pink/red color) brings emotional balance, lovingness,devotion in a down-to-earth way. Balances body's electrochemistry. Heart and RootChakra. Helps detach from personal pain. Releases reproductive, blocks;stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detox blood and immune system andto ease radiation effects. Yang.
Solid to clear pink. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant
loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially forgiving/
receiving love. "Stone of Love and Balance".Also for loneliness,
loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues,abuse,
incest...Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trustissues,
spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose. Bestworn
24 hrs. a day. Electromagnetic. Stronger than Rose Qtz.Solar
plexus, stomach (anxiety), food addictions, anorexia,asthma,
eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain).thymus. Open the hand healing Chakras. Specialized uses to detox/heal blood,liver, cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. A fairly recentdiscovery in the mineral kingdom. Comes in shades of orange and pink. Hasstripes of various width in shades of white. Most comes from the US or USSR. Avery beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses.Helps you filter out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Alsopurifies the circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially thekidneys. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia.
An often-unrecognized aspect of love is patience.Rhodonite,
while good for any situation which threatens one'spatience,
is especially helpful for the day-to-day annoyances whichtwo
people who live together often face. When the first bloomof
romance fades, and one is left facing the reality thattheir
dearly beloved partner leaves a trail of crumbs wherever
(s)he goes, or whistles all the time, rhodonite can behelpful.
Helps with confusion, Focus, Peace and Love. "Stoneof Love".
Works with Heart Chakra; helps us express confidence and
lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and
feeds the soul through the heart; love and service.Soothes
nightmares. Stress, heartache, loss, etc. Ancient usealso:
Speech/hearing problems/growth, fear, illness (emphysema,
asthma...) Strengthens mantras, chanting, affirmations,
singing, toning. Use for trauma, confusion, andconfidence.
Very beneficial upon the growth of bones and the hearingsystem.
Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance).Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion.Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage,confidence, vitality, stamina, strength,
leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies allemotions
(passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for
pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for
reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots,
blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. Stimulates
circulation, menses, pituitary healing the earth. This
gemstone must be carefully scrutinized before choosing it
for healing purposes. Classic stone is usually a deep,brilliant
red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found inthe US,
India, and Sri Lanka. A powerful stone whose stimulating
energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier
of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or
negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a
knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwiseyou
are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can
also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters oflove,
including love of ourselves. Benefits the heart and circulatory
system, and can assist in the filtration anddetoxification of
the body. Also suggested for the eyes. Stimulatesmotivation
Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit