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The Pathfinder: Awakening New Beginnings with Colors and Gems


The Pathfinder: Awakening New Beginnings with Colors and Gems
By Margaret Ann Lembo

As we enter another cycle through the wheel of life every spring, it provides extra energy for that part of you that is ready to begin something new with a fiery passion. Use this time of year to reactivate your confidence, enthusiasm, and passion for life. You don’t need to wait to do this when spring arrives because this vibration is available every day at sunrise. If you desire to get things moving in your life, here are a few gems that can support you because of the color and vibration.

Ammonite fossils, spiral-shaped (ram-horn) calcite fossilized shells, symbolically connects you with the power of the ram that represents power, strength, and the willingness to forge forward.

Carnelian, light to dark red variety of chalcedony, is a vibrational match for people who know how to get things started, and blankit helps with the energy to get the task completed.

Garnet and ruby carry the vibration of passion and determination. They activate your innate ability to catapult you toward your full potential.

Golden calcite is associated with part of you that believes you can achieve anything you put your mind to, and golden color of calcite can help with clarity of mind and feelings to remember your magnificence.

Red jasper is associated with energy and enthusiasm. Use red energy when you need an extra push to finish what you blankstarted.

You can choose to use the colors, orange, yellow and red, instead of or in addition to the colorful gems listed above. Wear clothes in this color range and take a mindful notice to these colors in your diet. Form the intention to be mindful and aware of your desire to improve confidence, enthusiasm, and a passion for life every time you look at and interact with this range of color to help you transform and improve your life.

Excerpt from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth

Aries (March 21–April 19)
Aries is the first astrological sign of the zodiac cycle and the ruler of the first house of the astrological chart. The first house is known as the ascendant, the sign that was rising at the moment of your birth. The first house is the house of beginnings, your view of the world, and your personality. Aries is a cardinal sign, its planetary ruler is Mars, and its symbol is the ram. The other cardinal signs are Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Cardinal signs in the zodiac are the ones that start each of the seasons.

Aries is the sign that starts spring. The element associated with Aries is Fire and those born under this sign tend to have a fiery nature. The key phrase for Aries is “I am.” Aries are typically determined, confident, enthusiastic, and passionate. Aries may also be a bit impatient, aggressive, and possibly short-tempered. Aries are great leaders and are excellent at starting things. They have the ability to be pioneers and pathfinders. On a health level, Aries need to pay attention to anything to do with the head, like headaches or sinus challenges. It’s best for Aries to be mindful around insects, as they have a tendency to attract insect bites and stings.

Use aromatherapy to accentuate the positive aspects of this zodiac sign with my spray, Aries by The Crystal Garden Brand.


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.

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Predict Your Own Future: Create Your Reality


Predict Your Own Future: Create Your Reality
By Margaret Ann Lembo

The power of prediction lies within you. Cast the elements of your future by maintaining a clear focus on what you want to happen. The word prediction breaks down as follows: pre- means ‘before’ and -diction has to do with talking. Make a statement about your personal world and your personal future potential realities. It’s not necessary to declare this statement to anyone other than yourself.


Practice contemplative thought and visualization. Imagination is the key to success in whatever endeavor you foresee yourself implementing. Therefore, imagine your life as if it has already unfolded in the manner in which you desire. The next steps are important though. The next steps are to take steps – to take action and piece together each part of the potential future reality one step at a time. Write out all the components of what is needed for your predict. The forecast for success is bright and you have the unlimited potential to create your world.

Using a gemstone and an essential oil can help you to design your reality with matching positive affirmations.


Citrine helps improve self-confidence. Use this gem to believe in yourself and gain clarity on intentions and how they build the future. Hold citrine in hand and imagine reality unfolding in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. Practice visualizing your life as if it has already happened and you are looking back at a time when you first thought of the new existence. Inhale petitgrain essential oil and let this aromatic oil shine light on mental obstacles. Use your awakened awareness to activate creative processes to support mental and physical activity. Remember, the power lies within you.

Affirm: I am courageous and bravely bring my ideas into actuality. My imagination is the key to my success. I envision my future and joyfully participate as it unfolds.

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; Archangels & 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.

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Matching Up Crystals with Intentions and Positive Thoughts by Margaret Ann Lembo

Crystal Intentions Oracle: Guidance and Affirmations

Crystals and gemstones are tools for focusing your thoughts on your intentions and goals. Use crystals alongside two other key tools: visualization and imagination. Intentions and positive thoughts are the products of both. Energetically match up your intentions and thoughts with crystal and gemstone allies to help you focus on major life concerns and bring into your life what you desire. Crystal intentions amplify the beneficial effects of the law of attraction.

There are six main areas that are most important to most people. These are:
• Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
• Health and Well-Being• Money, Creativity, and Motivation
• Safety and Protection
• Happiness and Self-Confidence
• Intuition and Communication

For each of these areas of life, there are a number of crystals to choose from to assist you with your intentions. There are just a couple listed here. Use your intuition when choosing your crystals. When you’ve established your intention, incorporate the crystal into your life in one of the following ways:
• Wear the stone in a piece of jewelry
• Bring your rocks to bed and the bedroom
• Create an altar or grid of gemstones
• Place gemstones around your home and office.



blankFriendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
Relationships are at home in the heart chakra. Pastel blue stones maintain peace and serenity and promote good communication. Yellow gems enable you to maintain self-confidence. Pink stones impart comfort and loving kindness to the relationship.

  1. Amazonite: to help you to know your own truth and express your truth with ease. Affirmation: I live my truth and honestly communicate what is on my mind.
  2. Blue calcite: to help you find your voice in a relationship and the right way to express feelings. Affirmation: I speak with love and kindness.
  3. Citrine: to bring joy, laughter, and self-confidence. Affirmation: It is safe for me to be powerful!
  4. Emerald: to maintain an open heart. Affirmation: I attract kind and courteous people.
  5. Pink calcite: to bring gentleness, kindness, and a strong friendship into your romantic relationship. Affirmation: I am blessed with nurturing vibrations wherever I go!
  6. Rose quartz: for kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness. Affirmation: I am compassionate and kind

Health and Well-Being
The phrase health and well-being represents physical wellness as well as mental and emotional alignment. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life.

  1. Covellite: to keep emotions balanced. Affirmation: I am blessed with good health, peace, and calm.
  2. Epidote: to assure you that all of your basic needs are met, with an plenty to share with others. Affirmation: My thoughts and actions create beneficial results.

Money, Creativity, and Motivation
Money is often at the forefront of someone’s consciousness. Almost everything that is involved in living on this planet requires money. It takes great courage to be wealthy.

  1. Pyrite: to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Affirmation: I take positive action to manifest my goals.
  2. Red tiger’s eye: to help you to stay focused on the goal and deflect negative distractions. Affirmation: It is easy for me blankto take action.

Safety and Protection
Safety can be represented in many ways, but more than anything, safety is a feeling. Focus on the feeling of security, of knowing that you’re protected.

  1. Amethyst: for transformation and transmutation of challenging situations. Affirmation: I am divinely protected. I am safe and secure.
  2. Gold tiger’s eye: to help increase your courage and repel jealousy. Affirmation: I am safe. I create my world.

Happiness and Self-Confidence
Clarity of intention, determination, and action are the ingredients you need to design a happy life. You design your reality. Let your imagination be your ally to create a life of confidence and happiness.

  1. Golden calcite: to have the courage to set boundaries. Affirmation: It is easy for me to establish healthy boundaries with others.
  2. Sapphire: to increase inner strength and wisdom. Affirmation: I have great poise and grace. I am wise.

Intuition and Communication
Intuition and communication go hand in hand. Communication includes body language, facial expressions, and energy. Telepathy is a form of mental energy sends a lot of information and feelings telepathically.

  1. Apophyllite: to increase spiritual realizations. Affirmation: I meditate regularly. I am insightful.
  2. Celestite: for angelic or heavenly communication. Affirmation: I notice and understand the messages from the angels.


Now you have some great ideas and tools to help you create vibrationally matching thoughtforms with the crystals you chose with a specific intention. Instill your thought and hold the vision for your personal creation of reality.

Excerpts from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; and Crystals Beyond Beginners — to name a few. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the founder of The Crystal Garden.