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Mary Magdalene and the Feminine Christ Consciousness: Aromatics and Gems By Margaret Ann Lembo

Mary Magdalene’s energy is useful to connect with to open your heart to unconditional love and empowered wisdom. She is the Feminine Christ Consciousness. Align with this icon of the Divine to activate the blessings of the matriarchal vibration. Mary Magdalene is considered to be a saint by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. Other churches honor her as a heroine of the faith. Her life and work goes beyond any organized religion.

The matching vibrational gemstone, magenta-dyed agate can help you to balance your emotions, thereby increasing your emotional maturity. The color magenta is a reminder of the Divine Mother within, who hears and knows truth and accepts you unconditionally. This stone amplifies retribution, both positive and negative. Utilize the energy to amplify your intention through your heart and the upper heart, thymus, to project love into all your thoughts, goals, and actions. Other gemstones that are a vibrational match are colbaltoan calcite, phosphosiderite, and rhodonite.

 

 

There are texts that have been uncovered that confirm Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene and the birth of their children. Historical data and historical novels document this information which offers a higher level of awareness for Mary Magdalene’s role as the wife of Jesus the Christ. There is historical evidence that indicates that she was an evolutionary aromatherapist. It is a well-known fact that she used spikenard (nard) on the feet of Jesus the Christ prior to the series of events that lead to the crucifixion.

To align with this evolutionary aromatherapist, use matching aromatics to activate the wise one within you along with the Feminine Christ Consciousness. Essential oils like rose, spikenard, and cedarwood are just a few that you can use to fragrance your sacred space. Certain scents are associated with various spiritual archetypes.

For example, the scent of roses is often also associated with Mother Mary, or the Divine Feminine. Saint Therese of Lisieux, known as the Little Flower, is associated with lilies, orris root, jasmine, violets, and roses. She is quoted as saying, “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Her signature is the rose, which is her way of sending a sign to anyone who needs to know his or her prayers have been heard. In 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe proved her identity to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, with Castilian roses growing on the dry dessert hill on which she had appeared. These are just a few of the examples of the spiritual realm providing signs through scent.

Spikenard played an important support role for Jesus the Christ as administered by Mary Magdalene. Spikenard is a sedative. It relaxes the muscles, helps you sleep, and reduces anxiety and physical tension. Spikenard has been used as a sleep aid and muscle relaxant for thousands of years. It is part of the valerian family and is also known as muskroot. In some historical accounts, it states that spikenard was the oil in the alabaster jar used by Mary Magdalene on the feet of her husband, Jesus the Christ, to prepare him for the torture that lead to his death.

Add cedarwood to synergistic blends intended to clear away negativity. Just as sage and cedar are traditionally burned together for ceremonial use and smudging, use the essential oils of sage and cedarwood together in an aroma-energetic mist to spritz away negative energy. Cedarwood is helpful for meditation and prayer work. Cedarwood deepens your spiritual practice and rituals. It is useful when you want to ground a visualization practice or focused intent to draw upon the gifts of the law of attraction. It helps bring about prophetic visions.

Use this affirmation to connect with the wisdom of this wise woman while you integrate the use of gemstones and essential oils. Hold the stone, breathe deeply, and clear your mind as you think good thoughts.

I integrate spirituality into my everyday life. I have a connection with the Divine. With every step I take, I am aware of my connection with the sacred ground. I align my consciousness with gentleness, compassion, and goodwill toward all. My focus is on compassion and kindness.

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; 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. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

A crystal grid is the use of gemstones in a geometric pattern placed on or around a person, place, or thing to achieve the desired intention. The use of sacred geometry to realize a goal is employed by many including metaphysicians, spiritual teachers, and spiritual practitioners.

Create a grid of stones in your backyard for summertime enjoyment. Set your intention and decide which gems best suit the situation. For an outdoor grid, I recommend that you take note of where you are placing the crystals around your yard.

Here is a step-by-step guide to get you going.

  • Write down a clear intention that defines the purpose of the grid.
  • Pick the crystals that will positively affect change.
  • State your intention
  • Intuitively place the stones around the space
  • Use your imagination and visualize beams of light connecting every stone for love and well-being.

Around the pool area use aquamarine, blue lace agate, chrysoprase, selenite align you with the spirits of water, relaxation, and comfort.

By the barbecue grill area use apatite, clear quartz, green calcite, hematite, rose quartz, smoky quartz to improve cooking abilities to provide your loved ones with healthy food.

For the gardener in you, make a grid to connect with nature spirits to support your gardening efforts. Choose andalusite, clear quartz, green moss agate, green tourmaline, and tree agate.

When creating a crystal grid in a landscape or even at home, room or office, remember to envision the crystals that are placed throughout the space connected energetically to create a geometric formation. In your mind’s eye, connect the crystals with beams of light in order to create the grid. Your imagination is key in this process. Use it and visualize your desired outcome.

Bio:
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. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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

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.

 

 

Friendship, 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 to 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

Bio:
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. 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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Listening to the Messenger: Archangel Gabriel and Gemstones Ammonite, Dolomite, and Scolecite

Archangel Gabriel inspires and guides you to deeper understanding. Through dreams, inspired inner knowing, and true listening of the voice within, you can ‘hear’ Gabriel’s guidance.

Gabriel is a Divine Oracle and through self-development align with this archangel to develop your own oracular skills. Archangel Gabriel is well known as the messenger to announce the birth of the Messiah 200 years before his birth when he ‘appeared to Daniel’. Gabriel is the Angel of the Annunciation.

Gabriel spent around 22 years upon Earth appearing regularly to dictate the Koran to Mohammed. And, other incidences of note are that Gabriel also appeared to Zacharias to let him know of the birth of John the Baptist or John the Precursor. His wife, Elizabeth, was too old to give birth so when Zacharias didn’t believe Gabriel he struck him mute until the baby was born. Gabriel is also known to be the angel that seals the secrets of heaven and prior lives within the child by pressing her fingers to their lips leaving a soft mark that appears as a cleft beneath the nose.

There are many gemstones that can amplify your connection with Archangel Gabriel. A few of them are Ammonite, Dolomite, and Scolecite. The guidance of this archangel strongly points to going within to know, hear, and experience truth and information.

Ammonite’s message is “I know the truth in the center of myself. All the answers lie within. I recall my dreams and use them as tools to help guide me.”

The spiritual uses of ammonite send you into the center of your own consciousness due to the spiraling structure of this fossil. It’s especially useful to use for dream work, meditation, spiral dance, and walking a labyrinth or a medicine wheel. Because of this fossil’s association with snakes or serpents, ammonite has been associated with healing power and oracular abilities.

Dolomite’s focus is “I think outside the box. My ideas are fresh and creative. I easily manifest my artistic thoughts.”

Dolomite improves the meditation experience. Use this stone with the intention of creating new pathways of consciousness by opening up to unexplored avenues for raising your awareness. For example, instead of a sitting meditation, try a moving meditation such as tai chi or a nature walk or explore lucid dreaming and shamanic journeywork to expand your spiritual horizons.

Scolecite, with mindful intention, aligns you with all the angels. Repetitively think these thoughts: “I consciously request and accept the help of angels. My life flows easily with grace. The energy of healing, love, and well-being flows through me. My intuition is intact.”

The spiritual uses of Scolecite include that it amplifies your intention to remember your dreams. This stone opens the portals residing in the crown, third eye, and throat chakras, allowing for the download and processing of Divine inspiration, healing light, and true wisdom. It is especially beneficial for guiding your higher consciousness to be a Divine channel of God’s love and to connect with Archangel Gabriel.

Every day is a good day to call on the assistance of your angels. Remember that you always have an angel at your side. Feel grateful that angels light your path and inspire you. Know that you are able to handle any situation that arises. Stay focused on angelic assistance and appreciate the support available to you from them in all areas of your life.

Allow Archangel Gabriel to inspire and guide you through dreams and inspiration. Believe yourself and know the true voice within.

 

Bio: 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 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 

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Attention Rock Hounds and Animal Lovers!

Over the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll hear me talking a lot about the wisdom of animals and their matching gemstones to help yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All creatures, great and small, in all species on this planet are interconnected. There are many teachings available to us through the observation of a particular animal totem and their habits and patterns. I’ll be sharing and exploring how 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 stone offer your insights to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation.

Stay tuned for regular posts on my blog on MargaretAnnLembo.com and within the Facebook Group, Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club. We’ll explore 88 animal allies and gemstones for spiritual fulfillment.

My new book and deck will arrive in bookstores on June 19. I’ll be appearing at various locations on numerous dates over the next months. Please join me! View my calendar at this link for all my events and happenings: http://www.margaretannlembo.com/schedule/

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Gemstones and the Tarot by Margaret Ann Lembo

How might crystals enhance a tarot reading?

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.

In a tarot card session, have the client pull gemstones from a fairly large pile of gemstones. After the client chooses the stones they are attracted to, tell them what those gemstones are for and often offer them a book about stones to read further about what they have chosen. For example, my book, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones is a perfect accompaniment to a tarot session because it provides the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical uses of the stone as well as a divination or Divine Guidance. The astonishment regarding the accuracy of what that stone represents for them in their life, truly amazes client after client.  

What stones do you recommend for intuition?

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 – and what crystals are perfect for that card (and why)?

There are many favorite like 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 relationships 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 Watermelon Tourmaline for the Ten of Cups.

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

Watermelon Tourmaline’s 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.

What’s the most challenging card in the tarot deck – and which crystal would be the perfect remedy?

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. 

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.

 

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.

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Yellow Energy and the Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus is the center for your ability to take in, absorb and integrate life and all it offers—the good as well as what you may perceive as the bad. The solar plexus manages the vibration of experiencing and digesting all you see and experience around you and in your life. It can be compared to the powerful and amazing sun shining brightly in the sky. The brilliance of light at this center brings mental clarity and the ability to see life from a greater perspective. It’s a great visual to imagine the sun shining at your solar plexus to warm you up and integrate all that life has to offer.

Marianne Williamson‘s quote below sums up the importance of shining your light and encouraging others to do the same.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. You are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Gemstones for the solar plexus chakra:


Amber Affirmation: I easily set boundaries with others. I surround myself with people who respect my sacred space. I am protected from the thoughts and feelings of others. I feel nurtured and cared for. I am able to recall past lives when I need a deeper understanding of life and life’s circumstances.

 

 

Citrine

Citrine Affirmation: I am courageous and shine my light brightly. I am very good at setting boundaries. I am confident and realize that people honor and respect me. I am a valued person in society. My digestive system works well and is very healthy. I am mentally clear.

 

 

Golden CalciteGolden Calcite Affirmation: I am so full of joy! I sparkle and shine my light brightly. I have the courage to be all that I can be.

 

 

Red Goldstone Affirmation: I shine my light brightly and sparkle for all to see. I shine my light as I live fully and passionately. I am a shining star! I am focused and aligned with balanced emotions.

 

 

Malachite Affirmation: I easily digest all I take in and receive all the benefits. My heart is focused on love, light and well-being. Even when things appear to be swirling around me, I am able to stay focused. I am able to process and digest all the sweetness life offers me on all levels.

 

Portions of this post are from Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought