Monday, June 10, 2013

Apache Tears


Apache Tears: From the Legend to Your Pocket

                Apache tears are a form of black obsidian found around Superior, AZ.  Apache tears are more than just a piece of black obsidian they hold a deeper meaning.  The legend is about the Coyote, Tonto and Pinal Indians who were all part of one Apache tribe.  They lived on top of Big Picacho, a mountain that was hidden to those around them.  Here is where our story begins.

            In July of 1870, the Apaches were living life as they always did until “General George Stoneman deemed it necessary to establish an outpost” (The Legend of Apache...) west of what is now called Superior, AZ.  Things did not start to get worst until the winter, when the tribes were having a difficult time gathering and hunting.  The buffalo and vegetation were scarce and the Apache men did not know how they were going to feed their families and tribes.  In desperate need of food, the “Pinal Apaches had made several raids on a settlements” (Native American...) but after these raids the ranchers decided to do something about it.

             US Calvary Company B and the ranchers gathered and went on a search for the Apache tribes.  During the search, the men found a hidden trail leading up Big Picacho to where the Apaches camp was.
             Not knowing that their camp had been discovered, the tribes were unprepared for the attack that was coming.  After finding the trail up to the camp, the soldiers proceed to up the mountain for a sneak attack. 

            With the Apaches unaware of the soldiers coming up the mountain, they had no time to prepare.  Within moments, the soldiers had killed “nearly 50 of the band of 75 Apaches were killed in the first volley of shots” (Apache Tears) causing the rest to retreat.  With nowhere to go the rest decided to “retreated to the cliff's edge and chose death by leaping over the edge rather than die at the hands of the white man” (Apache Tears) leaving the women to grieve the death of their men.           

       It is said that they gathered a “short distance from the base of the cliff where the sands were white, and for a moon they wept for their dead.  They mourned greatly, for they realized that not only had their 75 brave Apache warriors died, but with them had died the great fighting spirit of the Pinal Apaches”  (Native American Indian Legends).  The spirits were greatly saddened and made a stone were the tears of the Apache women and their loved ones hit the ground called the Apache Tear.

Apache Tears Healing Power

            Some believe that the Apache Tear has spiritual and healing power.  For those who possess an Apache Tear they will never cry again because the Apache women cried enough for the one who holds the stone.   If one carries an Apache Tear in their pocket  " protection from all types of negative energies, including psychic attacks.  The Apache Tear will help to remove and transmute these energies, clearing the way for more positive vibrations.  They help to ground spiritual experiences into the physical, helping one to integrate these experiences into the everyday life" (Apache Tears – Volcanic)   They are sometimes used to calm muscle spasms, detoxification of the body, absorb vitamins, and can enhance the immune system (Apache Tears – Volcanic).  These beautiful stones are more than just volcanic glass; they are a legend, a form of strong love, and a healing stone.  The question now is; how do they get them from their raw form to a beautiful polished stone?
Apache Tears - Rough Black Obsidian Nodules - Apache Tears are a type of Obsidian, which appear rough and opaque at first glance, but are often translucent when held up to a light source.  Apache Tears are created when hot lava is forced directly into the air and quickly solidifies before hitting the ground.  Made from the fire energy deep within the Earth, this mineral is wonderful at grounding energies into the Earth before, during and after energy work.  Apache Tears help one to see into the core of an issue to assist with deep healing. 

Apache Tears have an uncanny ability to lend support during times of sorrow.  They will gently help one to accept and then release their grief, thereby releasing and removing blockages.  Apache Tears can help to relieve stress by bringing opportunities for positive change into one's sights so they can formulate a plan of action.  This can bring a sense of hope to a dire circumstance.  Apache Tears can also enhance one's logical thinking skills, which can open new doors for success.  Many work with these stones to facilitate spontaneity in many different areas in life.

Carry an Apache Tear in your pocket as protection from all types of negative energies, including psychic attacks.  The Apache Tear will help to remove and transmute these energies, clearing the way for more positive vibrations.  They help to ground spiritual experiences into the physical, helping one to integrate these experiences into the everyday life.  This grounding energy can also help one to realize the importance of all frequencies, and to not limit oneself to only the higher energies of this existence.  They can also help one to connect with nature.

Physically, Apache Tears are often used for the calming of muscle spasms, detoxification of the body, and absorption of vitamins.  They can also enhance the immune system and fortify the body.

Apache Tears are a type of Obsidian and carry many of the same qualities as regular Black Obsidian.  In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc.  Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.

Physical and Metaphysical Properties for Apache Tears - Volcanic Black Obsidian
Properties for Stone:
Apache Tears
Primary Chakra:
Crystal System:
Chemical Composition:
SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Astrological Sign:
Numerical Vibration:
5 to 5.5
uh-pach-ee teer
Mineral Class:
Issues and Ailments (Physical):
DetoxificationMuscle Spasm
Issues and Ailments (Emotional):
Issues and Ailments (Spiritual):
Natural Crystals & Minerals

Friday, June 7, 2013

Gemstones for depression

Gemstones for depression

Today I would like to talk about using gemstones and crystal to help with depression. By no means does the use of any gemstone replace any medical advice. They are list here for your consideration to add to your healing program.
I started the research for gemstones  for depression when a dear family member became seriously depressed in hopes of helping them.
For depression and anxiety:. I suggest either wearing a piece, touching your skin, or keeping one with you all the time as a touch stone whenever the feelings start to hit you. Aquamarine is another good one to use as a touch stone, especially useful if you suffer from panic attacks.
The better the quality the more the gemstone will help 





Tigers eye

Clear Crystal Quartz



Black Tourmaline


Lapis Lazuli




The modern age has witnessed a number of people turning to age old remedies for new diseases. One such example is that of depression. While science battles the effect of gemstones on the body and brushes it off as more of a mental stimulation, there are many people who live to tell how a particular gem stone helped them fight depression. The use of various gem stones to fight depression has been around for a while.

It is believed that the body gets physically and mentally prepared to act against the self destroying forces. Prior to the onset of depression on a greater level, there is no harm in trying out the effect of various gem stones to fight depression. This heightened response helps to elevate the resources in the body to help it to function normally. The healing power of gems for depression has even been suggested by many alternative medicine practitioners.

These powerful stones are unlike ordinary rocks and they help in treating mental agony that could be caused by many things. The various gem stones to fight depression could be worn as charming jewelry or within an electronic application, or even submerged in oil, ointments or medication. There are many online and offline resources that enable access to the various gem stones to fight depression. Gemstones have been part and parcel of the art of healing depression since ancient times. In the orient, the medicine men recognized the powerful force present in gem stones and made several attempts to channel the power into treating depression.

Each stone is associated with a particular level of energy and magnetism. They are a part of recognized alternative medicine techniques. The various gem stones to fight depression have particular powers under specific conditions. Wearing the gem stones anywhere on the body is believed to ward off negative forces and bad auras. The practice has been part and parcel of a number of ancient societies throughout the world. The various gem stones to fight depression are graded according to the kind of powers each one is supposed to have.

Though, in modern times, the belief is that you must wear the gem stones in their pure form,. The use of various gem stones to fight depression is not a new practice even in modern times. Many people are known to access online resources for the supply of a particular gem stone. They are easily available and priced according to their carats. The various gem stones to fight depression are marketed by professionals who know the effect of each on depression. They make their expertise available with the sale of every gem stone. Gem stones make great ornaments. Even if you do not believe in their power over depression, nothing like using them to make you look good! Gems work as a feel good factor this way.
Do not forget your gemstones will need to be cleansed and charged regularly. I like to run pure water over mind and simply set them in the sun for a while.  Some people prefer setting in moon like but I believe for depression it is best to  let the sun bring its energy into the stone to help bright your outlook on life.
Thank you for visiting the Wonderful World of Gemstones J

Monday, June 3, 2013

Variscite: ♥ Calming ♥ Soothing

Variscite:  var-uh-sahyt

General Gemstone Details

Moral courage Virtue Self-reliance Success Calming Soothing

Variscite vibrates to the numer 7.
Typical colour - ranges from pale to emerald green
Variscite is named for the Latin word for Vogtland in Saxony, where its color matched the costumes of the traditional spring festivals, which can still be seen today. At one time, variscite was called Utahlite.

Due to it's resemblance to tracks across the land, it was also a focus in sacred earth awareness ceremonies amonthe the Natvie Americans and Australian Aboriginals.

Scientific Properties:

Mohs Hardness of 4.5 with orthorhombic crystal structure.

Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral. It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color.

Variscite is a secondary mineral formed by direct deposition from phosphate-bearing water that has reacted with aluminium-rich rocks in a near-surface environment. It occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite often contains white veins of the calcium aluminium phosphate mineral crandallite.

Variscite from Nevada typically contains black spiderwebbing in the matrix and is often confused with green turquoise. Most of the Nevada variscite recovered in recent decades has come from mines located in Lander County.

Notable localities are Lucin, Utah and Fairfield, Utah in the United States. It is also found in Germany, Australia, Poland, Spain and Brazil.

Mystical Properties:

Psychologically Variscite facilitates moving out of deep despair and into a positioin of hope and truts in the grand universe. This calming stone does away with pretence, enabling you to show yourself to th world exactly as you ae. It calms nervousness and brings a peaceful heart. It supports sobriety and yet has a lively energy that prevents you from becoming much too serious. Planced under your pillow at night, it is told to bring peaceful sleep and an untroubled mind.

Physically variscite is said to be an energizer that helps to restore depleted energy reserves.

Healing Properties:

Variscite calms and soothes the mind, therefore being a good stone for meditation.  It helps you to think clearly and increases perception.  It encourages self-expression and the
communication of ideas.  Variscite provides hope and courage, being extremely helpful in supporting invalids and their caregivers to continue to deal with the dis-ease that illness can create.  It stimulates the heart chakra, bringing unconditional love and understanding to all situations.

Variscite helps with past-life exploration and memory.  It works on an astral and etheric level for healing via the Central Nervous System and at DNA level.

Variscite, treats abdominal distension and is helpful for blood flow problems.  It relieves cramps and regenerates elasticity of veins and skin.  Variscite heals the nervous system.  It helps disorders of the male reproductive system, including impotence.
Variscite it told to heal the nervous system, treats abdominal distension and constricted blood flow. It is said ot regenerates elasticity of veins and skin as it neutralizes overacidity and aids in gout, gastritis, ulcers, rheumatism, and allied conditions. Helpful for mail impotence and relieves cramps.

Magical Properties:

Energy: Not Noted
Element: Earth
Powers: Not Noted

Variscite is extremely helpful fo rpast life exploration, it facilitates visual images of the experience while going more deeply into the feelings and experiences of appropriate lives. It will stimulate insights into the cause of dis-ease or pattersn taht have been carried out and aids reframing situations to bring about healing.
Associations: Earth

Not a Birthstone for any noted month.

Stone of Virgo

Chakra Classification:

Variscite is helpful with the 4th, or Heart Chakra and the 3rd, or Solar Plexus Chakra.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals

Healing Crystals for Pets and Animals

Skitty loves crystals :)

Like healing properties for humans these are just loose guidelines that can be used.

AGATE STONES: can assist with development of animal communication and telepathy with your pet. Agate crystals are available in a number of colors, sizes and shapes. These crystals are helpful for both people and pets. Agate is known to be helpful with: developing telepathy, balancing energy, stabilizing the aura, helping one to self-examine, connecting with spiritual realms, developing the quality of generosity, strengthening sight, promoting marital fidelity.

AMBER: Amber also improves vision and the throat, kidneys and bladder. This soothing stone will calm nerves and enliven the stick in the mud pet to be a bit cheerier, while calming a hyper active one. As well, amber is an excellent stone to hold in the company of a pregnant of birthing animal.

AMETHYST - Master Healer ¡V Amethyst is a powerful all-around healer. Pain, Disorientation, Head area improving hearing and the nervous and skeletal systems predominately. It is a great help if your pet must battle arthritis. It also aids the digestive track, heart, stomach, skin, and teeth. Also fleas hate the vibrations of amethyst

AVENTURINE: If you and your pet have just moved to a new location, aventurine is perfect for you both. As it helps to strengthen your blood, lungs, heart, and adrenal glands. it will also strengthen your desire to explore and get out. Aventurine will hearten you indecisive pet and increase muscle tone.

BLACK ONYX - Bowels, Parasites, Protection

CITRINE- If your pet¡¦s mood is, fearful, or always awake while you wish to sleep, citrine is that stone of your dreams. This energetic stone will aid his digestive track and alleviate his fears, depressions, and insomnia.

CALCITE - Skeletal

CARNELIAN - Skin Releases sorrow, envy, fear, apathy, and rage.

CLEAR QUARTZ - Master Healer - Effective for All Conditions

CORAL - Kidneys, Bladder

FLUORITE - (blue) Bones, (blue/green or clear) Respiration, (green) Blood Purification or Lymphs, (green/yellow) Digestion

GARNET - Reproductive System

HEMATITE - Muscular System and a grounding stone

JADE: Jade is a stone traditionally held to increase one's life span and to facilitate maximum comfort why the end is near. Jade assists the immune system, kidney and heart, and insures a healthy sheen to your pets coat, all through his long life.

KYANITE: Alignment of all Chakras, Tendons, or Bones

LAPIS: The lapis stone protect, relieves and stimulates your pet. An all around "good vibes" stone it also strengthens the throat, bone marrow, and immune system as well as relieving dizziness and occasional insomnia. Lapis is the strongest stone you can find to relieve the pain of leukemia and bone cancer.

MALACHITE (**DO NOT PERMIT YOUR PET OR ANIMAL TO EAT THIS STONE!! Malachite has very high levels of copper and can lead to serious or fatal blood poisoning even if small amounts are swallowed. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.) - Used for Heart Problems, Liver Detoxification.

QUARTZ CRYSTAL: When you place a quartz crystal around your pet's neck, not only will it increase his immunities, stimulate his thyroid and decrease respiratory problems; it is an excellent training stone. Quartz Crystals amplify communication between human and animals and strengthens mental clarity.

ROSE QUARTZ - Injuries, Wounds, Reduces Stress Use a rose quartz for your pet when it has been wounded, or recently operated upon. If your pet is aloof, lonely or isolated, the rose quartz will help him learn the powers of love and gentleness. As well, if you are inviting a new pat into a full household, this stone will help spread the love equally, and facilitate harmony with all other animals.

RED JASPER - Providing for rescue in situations of danger and prevents set backs in disorders.

SMOKEY QUARTZ - The powerful smokey quartz helps to heal disorders in paws, claws, and fins. If your pet doesn't always win the fight, the smokey quartz helps heighten survival instincts. It also helps with the nervous system and swellings. This wonderful grounding stone works slowly to eradicate negative energy and hostility.

SODALITE - Calming, Nervousness, Good for Settling Down During Travel

TIGER EYE - Producing soothing vibrations generation of calmness to unsettled turmoil. Allows them to enjoy being unfenced and uninhibited. Treatment for orders in eyes, throat and reproductive system. Good for mending fo broken bones and strengthen the spinal column.

SODALITE - Death and Dying

TURQUOISE - Master Healer ¡V Used for Everything, Pet Protection. The turquoise stone will protect your pet from the dangers and pollutants of city life. The powerful healing stone is an amazing boost of confidence or you shy pet or newborn litter. Turquoise also offers peace of mind and strong grounding qualities for you're somewhat nervousness.

UNAKITE: Helps one deal with the past. Enhances weight gain.

I hope you enjoyed reading the list of gemstones for animals. 

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