Stone of the Week: Labradorite

The color play in Labradorite makes it many people’s favorite stone.  I can’t argue with that.  The flashes of blue-green are gorgeous.  I love how an unassuming yellow-grey stone can explode with color if you hold it just right.  That’s a hopeful metaphor, don’t you think?

Stone of the Week: Rhodonite

I certainly need some impulse control today.  Laundry day in a public facility is never fun, especially when the machines are all busy except for the quirky ones.  I need calm.  I need to stop and breathe.  I’m only upset with the extra trips because the weather got disgustingly humid.  Shhh.  See?  Feeling better already.

Stone of the Week: Carnelian

I felt like my series was having a shortage of Virgo and Cancer stones, and since I’ve just done some work with carnelian this week, it seemed like the perfect choice.  I made this stone part of my meditation to clear negativity and find personal power.  It was a very moving experience, so I have…

Stone of the Week: Diamond

I really wanted to get access to a loose diamond to photograph this month, but I just found out all the independent jewelers in my town have closed up shop (no wonder I couldn’t get a response!).  In the interest of being relevant and timely, I decided to go forward with this image, though I…

Stone of the Week: Clear Quartz

As mentioned last weekend, I’m not sure I’ll be able to do diamonds for April.  It’s way too expensive to the practical for stone work.  Instead, I’ll focus this week on clear quartz crystals, because they are an absolute must.  This common April birthstone is uncommon in its strength and utility.  There is really no…

Stone of the Week: Amazonite

A definite favorite, this eye-catching robin’s egg blue stone is anything but basic.  It’s powerful and not typically a beginner piece for collections.  I bring this stone in to round out my current series, because Virgo attuned stones were absent from the list.  Amazonite’s ability to combat self-defeating behaviors should help me during my rough…