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Gemstones and the Tarot by Margaret Ann Lembo

Gemstones and the Tarot by Margaret Ann Lembo

Using crystals and gemstones for readings came to my awareness after years of assisting customers pick gemstones in my own retail store in Florida, The Crystal Garden. Customers often want to know what stone will bring them love, or which crystal will clear negativity from their lives. I recommend that they go stand before the jewelry counter or the display of tumbled stones and encourage them to allow their eyes to go to what is drawing their attention.

The Gemstone Oracle

Add the element of the Gemstone Oracle in your tarot card sessions. To start the session, before you lay your cards, have the client pick gemstones from a pile of tumbled stones like the photo pictured here. After the client chooses the stones they are attracted to, tell them a bit about the qualities of those stones and why they may have been attracted to the stones. The size, shape, and color give you, the reader, clues as to why they chose those gems. Offer them a book about stones so they can read further about what they have chosen. For example, my book, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, look up more about the chosen crystals or recommend the client reads more. The book provides the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical uses of the stone as well as divination or Divine Guidance. The astonishment regarding the accuracy of what each stone represents for them in their life truly amazes client after client.

Develop your intuition

For you as the tarot card reader, my recommendation of gemstones to use for developing and enhancing intuition are amethyst, apophyllite, clear quartz, kyanite, lapis lazuli, and selenite. All of these gems amplify your ability to see the unseen, know the unknown, and hear what is not being said. With clear intention on your part, use these stones with the goal to focus on trusting your inner voice as well as the many signs and symbols available to you through your dreams and synchronistic life situations.

What’s your favorite tarot card?

I have some favorites! Mine are the Empress, the Lovers, and the Ten of Cups. The Empress card is symbolic of the empowered female as well as the feminine entrepreneur. The Lovers is one that denotes a loving relationship or a strong partnership, and the Ten of Cups is a celebration of balanced emotions and the vibe of happily ever after. All the pink and green gemstones are aligned with all three of these tarot cards. Let’s say emerald for the Empress, Ruby for the Lovers, and Rose Quartz for the Ten of Cups.

Emerald affirmation: I am grateful for my prosperity. I am healthy, whole, and complete. I am successful in all of my pursuits. My actions have beneficial results for everyone.

Ruby affirmation: Vital life force flows vibrantly through me. I am strong and health. I am grateful for my energetic passion.

Rose Quartz affirmation: My heart is open to giving and receiving love. I transform the world around me through focusing my energy and intentions on Divine love.

Challenging cards in the tarot deck

There are a few cards that can represent challenges. Remember, it doesn’t mean there is a disaster on the horizon, but perhaps trials and tribulations that offer growth and experience. The Tower is a card that sometimes indicates a major change and disruption in the status quo. During times of change and potential upheaval, use calcite to assist you through the transitionary period. Affirmations are helpful to maintain awareness and intention.

With an optical calcite say this affirmation: I see life clearly now. All obstacles have fallen away. Green or pink calcite are helpful when you are experiencing a change of heart.

Blue calcite helps you when you realize you need help with communication and the ability to understand others. Use this affirmation: I speak with love and kindness. I communicate softly regardless of what I need to express.

Green or pink calcite are helpful when you are experiencing a change of heart. Use this affirmation to open your ability to accept change: I remain grounded and focused even when the world around me changes.
Orange calcite is optimal for all types of change and to really help you recognize that all change leads to better life situations. Use this affirmation: I embrace change. I create my own reality.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Blessings and Good Fortune: Attract Abundance, Health, and Happiness

Blessings and Good Fortune: Attract abundance, health, and happiness

By Margaret Ann Lembo

When it comes to luck, it’s always up to you and your mindset to attract favorable circumstances. Ask yourself, ‘In what ways am I lucky? Where in my life do I feel unlucky? What is the source of all the happiness, luck, and favorable outcomes I’ve experienced?

You can shift your mindset so you can believe that you are always blessed with favorable outcomes and that you can always have great luck! Luck appears to come by chance, but in truth, it is a state of mind. When you believe you can have success, prosperity, good health, along with a wonderful family and good friends—things that make you feel lucky—you invite these things to manifest in your life. Having good fortune is your decision.

Amplify your intentions and maintain mindfulness on a life filled with goodness and blessings using amethyst, copper, carnelian, citrine, and jade, to name a few gems. Use the amethyst to attract good thoughts, pleasant dreams, and transformational experiences that lead you to blessings and good fortune. Keep copper nearby with the intention to be a conduit of good luck for those around you. Allow the carnelian to motivate you to take the action required to manifest a life filled with all that is good. Hold onto some citrine to assist you when you need some help to look at life optimistically as you consciously create your reality filled with blessings. Keep jade in your pocket or on your desk as a reminder that you have a life filled with blessings, good health, great wealth, and happiness.

Send off a petition and invite the Angel of Good Fortune to light your path. Send off a request something like this:

Oh, Angel of Good Fortune! Please help me attract blessings, abundance, prosperity, great health, and happiness into my life. Inspire me to be fortunate enough to know how to create my own luck. In addition to random chance, show me ways to take action to create favorable outcomes and good fortune. Let me manifest my dreams to bring blessings into my own life and into the lives of others. Help me to have plenty of all that is good so that I can share that good fortune with my friends, family, and the community. Thank you!

Use some positive thoughts to replace thoughts that are no longer for your highest good. Here are a few affirmations to include in your daily thoughts:

I am so incredibly lucky! My life is replete with blessings. The energies of abundance and prosperity flow continuously in my life. I am grateful for all that I have. I am safe and secure because luck is on my side. I am blessed with good luck while traveling. My heart is open and I have good fortune when it comes to loving relationships. My creative mind finds ways to generate my own good luck.

May your days be filled with blessings and love and may the angels light your path.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Crystal Grids for Healthy Boundaries and Protection

Crystal Grids for Healthy Boundaries and Protection

By Margaret Ann Lembo

“Everyone wants to feel safe and secure. The gemstones recommended in this section are used with the intention to establish the vibration of safety, protection and well-being. The tiger’s eye and black tourmaline indicated in this section are the stones to deflect negative vibes while the amethyst will transform and transmute challenging situations. Amber keeps the peace and amplifies the established boundaries needed to maintain safety.

  • AmethystAmethyst and its purple coloring are beneficial in the process of transforming and transmuting negative situations. To transform something, you must make a dramatic change in its form or atmosphere. Similarly, to transmute, you must alter or convert something into a different state.
  • AmberAmber is an organic tree resin that has hardened over 30 million years. With conscious intention, amber gives you the courage to establish healthy boundaries in your relationships in all areas of your life. This fossilized resin helps you to clear out the unwanted energies from energy-sucking acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and family members. Put on an amber bracelet or other type of jewelry to create a “grid” on your body on days when you feel like to you need a bit more space between you and other people. Establish clear boundaries by surrounding yourself in a protective shield that will deflect any negative energy that comes your way.
  • Black tourmaline and tourmalinated quartz—Use black tourmaline or tourmalinated quartz with intention to automatically remove unhealthy cords of attachment, or better yet to intend that the cords can’t even attach or touch you in any way in the first place. Tourmalinated quartz is clear quartz with rods of black tourmaline running through it. The clear quartz amplifies the power of the black tourmaline.
  • tiger’s eye and Tiger Iron—There are four varieties of “tiger” stones in this category. The first three varieties are tiger’s eye, which naturally occurs in gold, blue, and red. Tiger’s eye is a quartz (silicon dioxide) chatoyant pseudo morph of a variety of asbestos called crocidolite. It can occur naturally, sometimes with a combination of blue and varying degrees of brown and yellow. The golden-brown color of gold tiger’s eye is caused by iron oxides that form during the decaying process. In some cases, the blue variety is dyed blue. The red in naturally occurring red tiger’s eye is caused by similar iron oxides to that found in the gold variety and further metamorphic activity cause the iron to turn to hematite, which imparts the reddish color. (Red tiger’s eye is sometimes dyed.) The final variety in this category is tiger iron, which is a rock composed ofvarying layers of hematite, tiger’s eye, and jasper. The knowledge of the geological ingredients in tiger’s eye and tiger iron often shed light on working with the gemstone. The chatoyant, (an optical reflectance) nature of this stone deflects or pushes away potentially negative energy. Unwanted energy can be redirected or removed with clear intention with any four of these “tiger” rocks in hand. Each of the four “tiger” stones provides a specific benefit when used with intention. Tiger iron promotes courage by feeding your mind with thoughts that encourage high self-esteem. It sparks the imagination to help you think of or believe in the seemingly impossible. Red tiger’s eye amplifies your business acumen and triggers your inner entrepreneur, making it a perfect stone to keep on your desk. Use this stone to help you read between the lines and to be more open to perceiving the bigger picture. Gold tiger’s eye isa good companion when you are trying to remain grounded and focused on your personal goals. Blue tiger’s eye can be used to help deepen your understanding of difficult situations and people, which promotes emotional balance. When you use this stone to gain mental clarity, you will also find that emotional balance is restored as you sort out your feelings and gain perspective.

Excerpted from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth by Margaret Ann Lembo

More on Crystal Grids in the upcoming weeks here in this blog and on our Facebook Page and Instagram stream.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Are you ready to transform your life?

Are you ready to transform your life?

Fall is a time for shedding the old to make room for the new. Imagine any habits or thoughtforms that you’re ready to release are falling away like the leaves of a tree. Consciously decide to replace these with positive habits that will bring you closer to your goals and watch your life transform.

There are many saints and angels that can help you in this pursuit though my two favorites are Archangel Zadkiel and Saint Germain. Both are associated with the color purple, and Saint Germain connects you with the Violet Flame of Transformation.

Archangel Zadkiel is the angel of mercy and encourages forgiveness which is a big part of letting go. Not only must we forgive those we perceive have wronged us, but in many cases, we need to forgive ourselves for the part we played in the situation. Often “bad” habits come with a certain amount of guilt or shame and to fully release the habit we also must forgive ourselves.

Archangel Zadkiel also uses those around us as mirrors to show us areas of our lives we might need to work on. Have you noticed that people and situations are reflecting your feelings or thoughts? Archangel Zadkiel might already be working in your life to aid in your self-awareness and personal growth.

 

Saint Germain and the Violet Flame are all about transmutation. Think of the Violet Flame like universal recycling, it takes in”negative” or unwanted energy and changes it into positive energy. Saint Germain also offers a higher perspective and understanding through hindsight. Through this fuller understanding, healing can truly begin. Lessons also become clear and you’ll find you no longer need to repeat the same patterns over and over again.

I can’t talk about transformation without mentioning Amethyst! Amethyst is the perfect ally during times of change. It aids in releasing addiction and can ease transformation. To use this vibration in changing unwanted situations, imagine yourself surrounded by a vibrating, glowing bubble of violet light emanating from the stone. As you imagine this, know that all that you are upset about or challenged by is currently being transformed and transmuted into something powerful. Imagine the situation changing to what you do want versus how it currently is. The vibration of your imagination of how you want your life to be combined with the violet light will effectuate change.

Pair any of these tools with the following affirmation: “I create my reality. I can change my reality. It’s easy for me to transform and transmute challenging situations. I use my intuition and follow my hunches.”

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Remove Obstacles Attract Blessings: Saints, Deities, Aromatherapy and Gems

Remove Obstacles Attract Blessings: Saints, Deities, Aromatherapy and Gems

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Do you want to make changes, but inner voices keep telling you that you can’t? Are you convincing yourself that you are blocked or stuck?

There is always hope. Call on saints or deities as allies to help you energetically with what seems to be hopeless. With focus, prayers, and faith, every situation can be shifted from despair to well-being. Make the decision and envision life as you wish it to be. Everything is a choice. And, yet, we often need help to overcome the darker hurdles on our path.

When you are feeling despair St. Jude is one you can call on. St. Jude is often considered the patron saint of hope and lost causes. Quiet your mind, send off a prayer to petition the aid of St. Jude Thaddeus when you feel that all is lost and there is no way out.

In the Hindu tradition, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely recognized as the destroyer of obstacles and a bringer of good fortune. Ganesha is the perfect ally to ask for help when you find yourself believe that you have a block or too many obstacles. Stories differ on how exactly he came to have an elephant’s head. Most believe that Shiva, his father, cut off his human head, without knowing it was his son, and replaced it with that of an elephant to save him.

In addition to calling on and invoking saints and deities, add aromatherapy and crystals to your entourage of allies. Use vibrational matching essential oils and gemstones to amplify your focus and intention to overcome life’s challenges. It’s helpful to remember that everything is temporary. Nothing is permanent. Trials and tribulations pass more quickly when we realize and remember that we have the ability to transform and transmute any challenge that arises with faith and focus.

Incorporate scents like amber and lemon to strengthen your personal power and core beliefs in positive outcomes.

Inhale deeply and let these fragrances and let these fragrances be your ally to help you know that the obstacles in your path will be cleared soon and the way will be revealed.

Wear gemstone jewelry with amber, citrine, and/or amethyst. You can also carry these gems in your pockets or a little gem bag. Or strategically place them around your home and/or office where you will glance upon them naturally. Gemstones are your ally, too, so you can overcome the hurdle with focused intention, prayer, and faith.  

Combine these matching vibrations of St. Jude, Ganesha, amber fragrance, lemon essential oil (or citrus scented perfumes), and gemstones like amber, amethyst, and citrine (golden topaz and golden calcite work well, too) to amplify your focus on your desired outcome. Practice repeating positive affirmations and strengthen your internal belief. Know that you can easily resolve the current difficulty and visualize the outcome that your heart desires.

Here are a few affirmations to get you started:

Power and strength are mine.

It is safe for me to be powerful in loving ways.

I transform challenges with ease.

I release what is no longer for my highest good.

I am confident.

Though there were numerous obstacles in life, there is always the option to overcome difficulties and turn overwhelming situations into positive learning experiences that instill wisdom. Practice gratitude and count your blessings!

Bio:

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Challenging Transformations with Amethyst

There are cycles when life is just plain challenging. It seemingly comes out of nowhere but in reality, the challenges are often the result of complacency. Eventually, the cosmic two-by-four will essentially knock you upside the head to get you to pay attention and wake up! This two-by-four is ultimately a huge gift in personal development which opens the door to a positive transformation. The challenging experiences come in various forms depending on your personal life circumstances. Grab a piece of amethyst – or a pile of amethyst – and work with the positive vibrations of purple crystalline structure to restore your life and your equilibrium.

Amethyst is great for changing any situation. Use it when you are having trouble with friends or any difficult situation. The truth is that you can always change your life. It starts with changing your thoughts and your perception of reality. Focus on gratitude and use amethyst for mindfulness when you repetitively misunderstand others or are being misunderstood.

Take the time to contemplate what you want your life to be like and to feel like. With amethyst in hand or nearby, put your attention on the needed changes. Focus all of your awareness on what it will take to get those changes to happen. Then, do it!  

Imagine the color purple flowing around you as you reinvent your life experiences. Use amethyst to think clearly and intelligently, access your intuition, answers you need, and balance your mind.

Use this Amethyst Positive Thought Affirmation:

“I see, sense, feel and know life is magical. I release all habits no longer for my highest good. I have a great connection with my spirit guides and angels. I am very intuitive. I trust my feelings. It’s easy for me to take action to create the life I want to experience.”

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Margaret Ann is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Animal Ally Dragonfly and Vibrational Matching Stone Amethyst Cathedral

Are there situations in your life where the truth needs to be revealed? Are you ready to break through the illusions that others have erected, or perhaps the illusions you’ve created? It’s time for you to work through the emotions that create misconceptions, both for yourself and those that you create for others. 

Dragonfly totem is an ally to help you see life with great clarity and take action. Dragonflies have extraordinary eyesight and quick, agile flight. The power of Dragonfly helps you sort reality from illusion. If you are caught up in illusion, Dragonfly’s energy can assist you in seeing the situation clearly and help you take speedy appropriate action. 

When Dragonfly appears in your life, it is time to awaken and recognize your emotions and feelings and then take rapid action to create the life you want. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” Define your desires and take action. 

Call on Dragonfly’s vibration in order to be awake in life. Regardless of the daily illusions you may hold dear, you have the power to transport yourself out of that perception and fly higher in order to see life from a greater perspective. 

Use amethyst to envision yourself in the life you want to create as if it already exists. Create the illusion of actualization and manifestation, and surround it with the violet light of amethyst. Envision the situation changing to what you do want, versus how it currently is. 

Use this affirmation to help you deepen your understanding of life as you transform your reality: 

I am ready to transform my life into one filled with truth and clarity. My emotions are balanced. It’s easy for me to transform and transmute challenging situations. I pay attention to my dreams, interpret them, and take action based on my findings. My understanding of symbols helps increase my self-awareness. 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra AwakeningThe Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and StonesAnimal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, and Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards. She is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden—the Conscious Living store and center of the Palm Beaches  Visit her online at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com