Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Blue Lace Agate

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Blue lace agate is a stone of communication, particularly helpful to those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need articulation and confidence to share their truths. It helps to dissolve doubt and old patterns caused by past fears, judgements, and rejections, and permits new modes of self-expression and growth. At the same time it has a complimentary energy of enhancing feelings of encouragement and support, both for the bearer and those around her or him. It is a particularly good gemstone for those who have a hard time connecting with or accepting their more tender feelings and sensitivities. It is calming and relaxing, promoting inner stability, composure, and centeredness. Like all agates, this stone has a stabilizing and strengthening influence, naturally assisting the balancing of energies, whether emotional, physical, or intellectual.

Which of the properties of this quietly powerful crystal resonates most with you? While these particular pendants were photographed in Bangor, you can come check out pretty pieces of magical gemstone jewelry like these (and lots more) at any Mexicali Blues store!

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Ocean Jasper

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Although called ocean “jasper”, this uniquely speckled stone is actually a mixture of different forms of quartz: clear and colored varieties of chalcedony, banded agate, and pockets of tiny quartz (druzy) crystals.

Ocean jasper is a soothing and uplifting gemstone, stimulating the throat, solar plexus, and heart chakras, conveying the urge and ability to think, speak, and act more positively. Wearing or carrying ocean jasper is said to make the bearer more easily able to connect with a spirit of love and gratitude, releasing resentment and the tendency to take things for granted. It aids in enhancing appreciation of your own strengths, and makes you more aware of the positive things in your life. It’s also a wonderful stone for healers of all kinds, as it enhances the energy flow from one person to another and directs it where most needed for the recipient’s highest good.

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Rhodochrosite

 

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Rhodochrosite is revered as a stone of love, creativity, and balance.  It is sometimes called the Stone of the Compassionate Heart, and it can help one to heal their own emotional wounds and then use their subsequent emotional empowerment to help others. This stone can help heal and redirect energy away from unhealthy patterns, particularly those dealing with irrational fears or anxiety.  It encourages acceptance of the whole self, including negative thoughts and painful emotions, enhancing the ability to see–often in a new way–that the shadow side of the human experience is just as valuable, and is often what we will draw from in order to be a positive force in the world.  Its powerful vibration of love, forgiveness, and compassion for the true self makes this stone a wonderful helper in alleviating feelings of low self-worth and helping the bearer come to true self-acceptance, and to also connect with that same spirit of compassion when dealing with others.

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Aquamarine

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Aquamarine has long been known to have a deep connection to the ocean.  In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater (aqua marina, “water of the sea”).

This stone ranges from a sea-green to a soft powder blue, and is believed to enhance clarity of perception and eyesight, flow of creativity, inspiration and intuition. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust, and letting go.  Connected with the throat chakra, aquamarine can help the bearer overcome fear of speaking, as it opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

Folklore says that aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids. Since then, aquamarine has been considered to be a sailor’s lucky stone, believing it would be protection for them on water.  As well as protecting those who journey by sea (and alleviating seasickness or the fear of water), it guards those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances.

Aquamarine becomes a particularly potent talisman when it is immersed in water, and if one works with it in this way in moonlight, it offers powerful assistance in opening the third eye.  This way of working with aquamarine leads it so sometimes be known as the stone of the sea witch, as it more than any other gemstone is purported to open the doors to strong oceanic magic for those who are inclined towards sea-centered mysticism.

Even for the non-witch, aquamarine is believed to open consciousness, releasing wisdom and creativity. It has a calming effect, and thus is noted for increasing courage and fortitude.  It inspires the judgmental to be more tolerant, and helps cut through confusion and overwhelm to find kind compromise.  As a love stone, Aquamarine can help two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Labradorite

labradoriteAccording to Inuit mythology, Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis. A stone of magic and power, this iridescent gemstone can help the bearer to connect with their psychic abilities or magical gifts.  A particularly potent stone for meditation, it opens new doors of perception by connecting one to the Universal flow of energies that suffuse our world.

Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions, stimulating imagination, and enhancing enthusiasm.  Wearing or carrying labradorite creates a sense of excitement and adventure, motivating and inspiring one to take the steps required to go where you have not gone before!  Also helpful on once on those adventures, this powerful stone protects the bearer’s aura, clears negativity, and can strengthen and seal it to prevent energy leaks.

It is a particularly potent stone to work with during the New Moon, as this lunation is a time of great creativity, powerful magic, and new beginnings.  Labradorite will help you set and pursue new intentions of manifestation, lighting up the path and helping you find your way.

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Druzy

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Druzy crystals take hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of years to form.  As molten rock cools, gas trapped inside causes gaps in the rock.  As ground water flows through these gaps year after year, the minerals crystalize into beautiful sparkling blankets of crystals!

Druzy attracts light and joy to a space.  When worn, it increases energy, strength, mental clarity, and is used for balancing all of the chakras.  If used in meditation, it stimulates the movement of the Kundalini all the way through the body and up into the crown chakra. Druzy amplifies positive energies and is said to stabilize the aura.  It creates auric balance by drawing out negative energies, and pulling in positivity and feelings of harmony in its place.  This gemstone is particularly helpful for spiritual practices and lightwork, and can empower the energy of other crystals as well. Placing or wearing another stone with your druzy for a day or longer enhances both of their energies.  Check out our druzy jewelry in all Mexicali Blues stores and right here: http://ow.ly/ICXBD

Gemstone Magic & Meaning: Moonstone

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Moonstone is the stone of romance, intuition, and emotional balance.  It has a highly spiritual nature, and assists one in connecting with the Divine Feminine or the goddess within.  Moonstone may be worn to balance hormonal cycles in women and helps all beings become more in tune with their gentler feminine side.  Said to promote greater flexibility and flow with life by balancing yin and yang energies, it is a particularly good stone for both women and men who have trouble acknowledging or consciously experiencing their true emotions.

It is said to have power to arouse passion and allow lovers to peek into their future fortunes. Some believe that carrying a moonstone will attract new love, and if you give your lover a moonstone when the moon is full, your romance will be long-lasting and passionate.  In Eastern cultures, moonstone has long been favored for all aspects of love and is purported to reunite quarreled lovers.

With its brilliant flash and unearthly shimmer, it’s no wonder that moonstone has been associated through the ages with fantastical origins and magical powers.  The ancient Romans and Hindus both believed that moonstone was made from frozen moonbeams and droplets of crystallized moonlight.  Moonstone amulets are tied to the ancient legends of the moon goddess of Egypt, Isis, the Greek deity, Selene, and the Roman goddess of the moon, Diana.

The powers of this glimmering stone are highly linked to the energies of the moon itself, focusing on love, fertility, good fortune and protection during dark times.  While it has protective powers always, moonstone is particularly good for ensuring the safety of those who are traveling in the dark or on the water, and has long been considered a lucky stone for sailors.  Moonstone can help attune the body and mind to the natural forces that surround us, opening intuitive connection with nature, particularly sea and sky.  Its powers are at their strongest during the full or almost full moon, and because of its innate moon-connection, this stone benefits particularly well from being charged in the light of the moon.

What’s your favorite way to wear moonstone?

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Gemstone Magic & Meaning: Turquoise

10262065_10152122656188644_5791934585196899867_n Turquoise is the stone of wisdom and spiritual journeying. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection stones and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Some Native cultures believed that by wearing turquoise, the human mind becomes one with the universe. This gem stone is a stone of self-realization, helping you to better understand yourself, your ideas, and emotions. It is a wonderful aid in regards to any type of analytical thinking. Also helpful with communication, turquoise helps the wearer be honest with the self and others. Use the powerful presence of turquoise, and this space, to speak your truth, about anything at all! We have a petite collection of turquoise on our website (http://ow.ly/y5fU6 ), and a TON of this and other stunning gemstones in stores, so come see see us to satisfy your crystal cravings! Store locations & directions here: http://ow.ly/y5gcR

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Kyanite

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Kyanite comes from the Greek word, “Kyanos”, meaning blue.  This unique gemstone stimulates intuition and higher psychic energy, as well as the ability to communicate about these things.  An excellent stone for meditation, kyanite has a gentle and balanced energy that can amplify the chakra-aligning powers of mindful chakra-focused meditation.  If you would like to try it in this way, try this chakra meditation while holding a piece of kyanite:

  • Visualize each of the seven primary chakras as colored wheels of spinning light (if you are completely new to chakras, and perhaps aren’t sure what those colors should be, check out our chakra guide).
  • Imagine roots growing down from your torso, grounding and connecting you with the earth.
  • Visualize cleansing white light coming up those roots and into your body, spinning into each chakra in turn, swirling with the turning of each chakra wheel.  Imagine this light cleansing and rejuvenating each one.  Breathe slowly and imagine that as each chakra is cleansed, it shines a bit brighter in its color.
  • Once you have reached the crown chakra, move the light back down the same way, through each chakra, bringing healing energy to every one.
  • You can repeat this as many times as you want.
  • When you are ready for your meditation to come to a close, imagine the roots you grew from your tailbone shrinking and coming back up into your body, bringing with them the positive grounded energy from Mother Earth.  Be sure to focus your mind on sending out some gratitude for that before you leave your meditation zone and return to regular waking life!

While kyanite can be used to cleanse all of the chakras, it particularly corresponds to the throat chakra, improving communication through creating clarity of intention.  If you ever feel muddled and don’t know how to say what you want to say, or how to express a certain way you are feeling, kyanite is the stone for you!  Kyanite energy does this by drawing your awareness inward, closer to the core of who you are, and strengthening your will and vision so you are able to act and communicate from the sacred center of your being.  

One of the greatest qualities of Kyanite is that it does not absorb negative energies when you use it for healing.   It is also a good gemstone to help you interpret and understand your dreams. Try sleeping with a piece of kyanite under your pillow and make note of what your dreams tell you!

In the world of Astrology, kyanite is connected with the Taurus zodiac signs.  The energetic alignment powers of kyanite are effective and accessible even outside of meditation.  When you wear kyanite jewelry or carry it with you, it is constantly “smoothing out” all the subtle bodies of energy around you, creating a larger and stronger aura.  The longer you wear kyanite jewelry, the more you infuse it with your own energies and the more powerfully positive it becomes–elevating the level of good vibrations within your energy field.

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings. The gorgeous kyanite pieces in this picture can be found today in our Freeport store.

Gemstone Magic & Meaning: Larimar

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Larimar represents peace and clarity, healing, and love. A gemstone of serenity, larimar promotes relaxation through its soothing color and calming energy.  It is a wonderful “worry stone”, and also fosters connection with the Divine feminine when held or worn during meditation.  It activates the throat chakra, having a vibration that assists in clear communication, particularly regarding emotions.

It is often known as the “Atlantis Stone”. A psychic named Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945) said that part of Atlantis was in the Caribbean, and also that a blue stone with extraordinary healing powers would be found there. About 30 years after he passed away, Larimar was discovered in the Dominican Republic, which is to this day the only place it can be found!

Visit any of our stores to see the oceanic beauty of this rare gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings. All of the pieces in the picture above are currently available in our Freeport store.