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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 

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Animal Ally Spider and Vibrational Matching Stone Picasso Stone

Spider totem is an ally for writers. It has been said that the first letters of the alphabet or the written word were inspired by the various designs found in the webs of spiders. Writing is one of the tools for creating reality 

Spider made itself known to me. Unfortunately, I first recognized Spider showing up because I was bitten by Spider at almost every Sacred Circle Gathering—a medicine wheel event—that I facilitated for over a decade. After that, Spider would show up in more amicable ways. Most of the time, Spider is quite large and obvious when it has a message for me. 

When connecting with Spider, it is good to know about Spider Woman, a deity in the Navajo religion and Hopi cosmological teachings. Spider Woman is considered the creator of humans and a great benefactor.  

There is an old Hopi story about the people who had many differences and had forgotten their connection with the creator. They had lost their conscience to act with integrity. Those who remembered how to walk in balance on the earth and harmoniously with each other were guided by Spider Woman to survive earth challenges. 

Spider’s vibrational matching gemstone is Picasso Stone. Picasso stone helps you get up and get moving. If you perceive blocks, real or imagined, use Picasso stone as a tool for transforming your emotions and achieve life-enhancing self-transformation. When mental confusion arises, contemplate the lines mapped within this stone. Use it as a tool for focus. Just as Spider must build and rebuild her web, you, too, must hold a clear vision of what you want in your web and what you want it to look like. If a piece of your world becomes tangled, both Picasso stone and Spider medicine can help you untangle the confusion so that you can rebuild. 

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Animal 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 

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The Ants Go Marching One by One

Every animal has gifts, talents, and qualities. The qualities are the animal’s “medicine,” to assist in healing, growing, and learning on many levels. Once you meet with, connect with, or know your animal totem, you have the opportunity to draw upon the gifts that animal brings. 

Ants have arrived in my kitchen. They have quite the operation going on and are out of the way for the most part. Whenever they show up in numbers, it’s time to look into understanding their message. 

Message from Ant 

Take notice of your ability to work harmoniously with others. Be sure you are prepared for the future and have supplies in store for unexpected storms or delays in obtaining food. Cultivate ways to be welcoming and gracious with guests in your home, as well as with those who come into your business. 

Ant medicine plays a part in stories found in texts based on oral traditions about Spider Woman, a deity in the Navajo religion and Hopi cosmological teachings. Spider Woman is considered the creator of humans and a great benefactor. There is an old Hopi story about the people who had many differences and had forgotten their connection with the creator. They had lost their conscience to act with integrity. Those who remembered how to walk in balance on the earth and harmoniously with each other were guided to an opening in the earth: an ant mound. They were invited to live with the ants while the creator cleansed the world with fire. The ants were gracious hosts and had storerooms of food. 

Ant’s Vibrational Matching Gemstone: Red Calcite 

Red calcite holds the energy of staying organized and getting things done in an intelligent, sequential manner. Red calcite is the perfect stone to use when an activity requires physical endurance. On a spiritual level, red calcite amplifies the understanding of the teachings of Native American spirituality, the way of the Good Red Road (walking the road of balance). Its energy lends itself to a stronger connection with Mother Earth and earth-centered spirituality. 

Message from Red Calcite 

Perhaps you need a burst of energy and enthusiasm and a bit of motivation to get things done. It’s time to get things moving. Use your creative energy to manifest your heart’s desire. Take the time to connect with Mother Earth. Perform a simple ceremony stating your intention, and watch how you move forward to complete your goals. 

When a trail of ants comes into your life, reflect on your part in your social structure. Look at your responsibilities and how you fulfill your role. Call on Ant when you need strength that you perceive to be bigger than you can fathom. Ant is also a reminder to find the sweetness in life. Ants are constantly sniffing out food and sugary treats. Use this characteristic to encourage resourcefulness in find the joy in life. 

Author Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the owner of The Crystal Garden, the conscious living store and center of the Palm Beaches located in Southeast FL established in 1988. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, and many more. Her latest BOOK: Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom: Spiritual Connections of Crystal Vibrations and Animal Medicine and Deck: The Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards. Visit her online at MargaretAnnLembo.com 

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Clarity, Truth, and Wisdom: Owl and the Indicolite Gemstone

Owl appeared in my life as a totem before I had any ideas about animal totems or power animals. One early morning in the early 1980s, upon returning from a night of disco dancing, I arrived home to find three small owls perched on the railing of my condo’s walkway. Being a recent transplant from Brooklyn, this startled me considerably and the image is etched indelibly in my heart and mind. In retrospect, owls were part of my life during college a few years prior to that experience. My alma mater, Florida Atlantic University, has the owl as its mascot. In fact, the land is a sanctuary for animals.  

Over the years, there have been a number of significant events showing me that Owl is one of my power animals. As a primary totem, this bird brings the vibration of wisdom, cognizance, and knowledge. This totem is found in the east quadrant of the wheel of life lending clarity and perspective in order to know the truth in all matters. With its royal associations, indicolite is a stone of wise leadership which requires expanded awareness. Indicolite is blue tourmaline and has a very similar vibration as blue sapphire and gem-quality blue kyanite. 

If you have an inkling that Owl is one of your allies, take the time to connect deep within your consciousness. Trust yourself as you develop the ability to see, feel, know, and hear what lies beneath the surface. Follow your intuition. Pay attention to your dreams. If you don’t have a habit of remembering your dreams then focus on what you feel and think when you first wake up. Inner guidance and knowledge is yours.  

Owl Affirmation: Knowledge and wisdom regarding secrets are revealed to me when needed. It’s easy for me to see the unseen and hear the unsaid. I acknowledge and trust my intuition. 

When Owl shows up in your life, pay attention to your inner knowing. Hidden agendas can be revealed to you. Maintain a sense of calm, stay focused, and sort out thoughts in a peaceful manner. The truth is available to you now and always. 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and StonesCrystal Intentions OracleThe Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom. She has many oracle decks and spoken audio CDs, too! Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com

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Allies, Totems, and the Gemstone Kingdom: Parrot and Watermelon Tourmaline

Everything is energy and has a vibration. Each gemstone has a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical teaching within them based on their color, structure, and how they grow – or their process of becoming that mineral or stone. Every animal, insect, plant, bird, or fish has a teaching as well. Symbolism is everywhere. Gemstones hold the history of the Earth and all this planet has to offer you to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation. Nature offers guideposts and lights the path on this sacred journey here on Earth.

Do you find benefit from crystal alignments or working with gemstones? Crystal healing is a good way to balance your energy. Essentially, every gemstone has a matching vibration. In the world of crystal healing, parrot is an ally and a totem ally when you are working with color—in art, in gemstones, in clothing, in décor—in all aspects of life. Parrot’s energy helps you remember to sparkle and shine. Look to Parrot to increase your self-esteem and willingness to be seen and heard. Parrots are intelligent and encourage you to uncover your own innate intelligence.

Parrot’s matching gemstone is watermelon or bi-color tourmaline. Bi-color tourmaline increases your awareness of your thoughts, whether they are positive or not. Parrot medicine paired with bi-color or watermelon tourmaline helps you to acknowledge your magnificence.

Focus on what you do well to increase your self-esteem. Trust that it is safe to be powerful, fabulous, colorful, and magnificent. Shine your light to reach your full potential. Express yourself. Speak up. Show up for life with vibrancy, joy, and enthusiasm.

Affirm this: I model the behaviors of successful people in order to further my own success. I honor and respect myself for who I am and what I can do. It’s easy for me to speak up for myself. I shine my light brightly and acknowledge my magnificence.

 

BIO: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Crystal Intentions Oracle; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom. She has many oracle decks and spoken audio CDs, too! Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com

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Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom: Spiritual Connections of Crystal Vibrations and Animal Medicine: An Interview with Margaret Ann Lembo

All creatures, great and small, in all species on this planet are interconnected. When an animal, insect, bird, or other creature from nature appears repeatedly, whether in real life or dreams, it is time to pay attention and find the message that nature is bringing you. There are many teachings available to us through the observation of a particular animal totem and their habits and patterns. Every animal is an ally, and every animal has a story to help you find inner peace, knowledge, and wisdom.  

The associated gemstone for each animal totem is a further indication of the energy of the animal as symbolism and a teaching on your sacred journey. Crystals, minerals, and stones hold the history of the Earth and all this planet has to offer you to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation. The color, formation, and the manner in which the stone grows in the Earth offers a teaching to know yourself and your life purpose. It takes time and inner reflection to understand the messages and clues throughout the gemstone kingdom.  

These teachings and wisdom are found in Margaret Ann’s new book, Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom: Spiritual Connections of Crystal Vibrations and Animal Medicine, and new deck, Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards. 

How did you come up with this idea of pairing gems and power animals? 

I’ve worked and played with the gemstones kingdom for over three decades and I often think in “gemstones” and relate everything to the energetic vibration of color and crystals. I realized it was time to marry the wisdom of the animal and gemstone kingdom. I started writing and matching up the animals with the rocks. Everything is energy and has a vibration. I have a tendency to think about life and situations in relation to color, gemstones, and aromatherapy. Over the past couple of decades I have worked with the understanding of life situations through messages from nature, specifically animals and my own power animals. I am blessed to have a constant flow of inspiration being delivered to me all the time. I usually wake up with an idea and then I have no choice but to let it flow forth through me.  

I did quite a bit of research to understand the qualities and mannerisms of animals. I still need to refer to my own book to know about some of the animals. I made the connections and the information flowed because I already know about the power of crystals, minerals, and stones.  My approach to the gemstone world is that they are tools to help focus on the goal and intention. With intention, imagination, and action, we design our reality. 

What is a power animal? What does it mean to have an animal totems or ally?  

The characteristics of animals—from birds and insects to mammals, fish, and reptiles—relate to our human walk on this planet, providing us with lessons and helping us mindfully focus our intentions for our life experiences. Animal medicine offers us a powerful signpost for self-knowledge and clarity on life’s challenges. 

When an animal appears repetitively and significantly in your path – in dreams, in nature, in cinema and TV, and all aspects of life – that animal is specific to that moment in time in your life. When the animal, bird, insect, or fish continues to stay with you during meditative journeys and throughout your life, it becomes your power animal. Recognizing your power animal is very personal and isn’t assigned to you by someone else, but rather through a series of synchronistic circumstances. 

How does one use the beautiful cards in the deck, Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards?  

My favorite way to use this deck is to pull a card for inspiration or to bring more clarity in a specific area of your life. For example, think about the issue or challenge, shuffle the cards as you focus on something you wish to understand better. Pull a card, read both sides, and contemplate how you can apply the message to your current situation. 

You can pull a day for inspiration and use the affirmation throughout your day. It’s a great way to learn about animal medicine and the meaning of gemstone while you practice thinking good thoughts. 

Add these cards to angel communication sessions and tarot card readings for added insight and direction. Follow the Divine Guidance and repeat the affirmations from animals to transform your reality into joy, wealth, health, protection, and happy relationships. 

 

Are they a better fit for divination or for meditation and contemplation? 

I believe they are a great fit for both! With divination, we often have a desire to confirm and confirm again that we are interpreting the messages correctly. Use the book, Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, to garner deeper understanding and insights.  

For meditation and contemplation, I recommend to simply open the book and see where the book opens to determine a point of focus for contemplative thought followed by a quiet mind meditation.  

What personal insights could the reader expect to gain from the pairing of the crystals with the animals? 

The associated gemstone for each animal totem is a further indication of the energy of the animal as symbolism and a teaching on your sacred journey. Crystals, minerals, and stones hold the history of the Earth and all this planet has to offer you to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation. Matching the teachings of animals and how their symbolism relates to you in your life deepens your understanding of all aspects of life and adds more light to your path. This piece of work will help you become aware of the interconnected energies of everything around you. 

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Crystal Intentions Oracle; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom. She has many oracle decks and spoken audio CDs, too! Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com