Gemstones For February

Gemstones for February are Agate, Bloodstone and Onyx.

My Agate Pendant

Agates – For centuries agates were known as powerful healing stones. The Native American Indians used them as power stones, and Hindu mystics believed that agates could help children to overcome their fears. Agates are said to enhance creativity which makes them an excellent stone for artists. Agates promote love, good luck, abundance, longevity, acceptance, courage, protection, balance, harmony, generosity, strength, and security. They also deepen our appreciation and our connection to nature.

My Bloodstone

Bloodstone is an excellent healing stone and helps one with direct union with the creator through contemplation, meditation, and love. It may also be used to awaken and balance the first four chakras. It is said to promote emotional balance and clarity. The Bloodstone in the photo above is one of my personal healing stones. I found it years ago and was so excited to have found one with such unusual markings. It is very small which made it difficult to take a good photo.


Onyx is a healing stone and a powerful stone of protection. Black onyx governs the root chakra and also helps drain off excessive energies. It is a wonderful grounding stone, valuable in helping us through difficult or confusing times in our lives, and also assists us in releasing past attachments to people, places, and things. It is used in India to ward off the evil eye.

All these stones belong to the Chalcedony family.

Gemstones For December

Gemstones for December are Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Lapis and Ruby.

Turquoise is an ancient traditional birthstone. It is said to open the throat chakra and enhances communication, creativity and healing. It strengthens and aligns all meridians, chakras and energy fields. Turquoise also protects one from negativity.

Blue Topaz is an ancient Hindu December birthstone and assists one in bringing the mind, body and spirit into alignment with the benevolent forces of the universe. It promotes understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy with all beings. It also stimulates the throat chakra and enhances ones ability to communicate clearly.

Lapis is a traditional birthstone for December. It opens the third eye chakra and can assists one in connecting with their higher self and their  intuition. Lapis can also stimulate and open the throat chakra promoting self expression, writing, creativity and dream insight.

Ruby is an ayurvedic birthstone, and was considered a December birthstone by the ancient Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, and Roman cultures. This stone stimulates the heart chakra, and is also an excellent stone of protection. In ancient cultures, it was believed to promote love, wealth and power.

Gemstones For November

The Gemstones for November are topaz, citrine and chrysoprase.

Topaz is an Ayurvedic birthstone. It is said to promote creativity and is used to activate the first three chakras. It also enhances relaxation and feelings of peacefulness. The yellow topaz is excellent for activating and stimulating the crown chakra.

Citrine is a modern November birthstone. This stone is said to be useful for balancing the masculine and feminine energies and for aligning the chakras. It is a great stone for clearing the aura and is also excellent for activating and opening the navel and solar plexus chakras.

Chrysoprase is an ancient Roman November birthstone. It is an excellent stone for opening and activating the heart chakra and is used to encourage acceptance of others and self. This is a stone that facilitates deep meditation, compassion and love.

Crystal Singing bowls

Crystal singing bowls are one of the most powerful tools for relaxing the body and mind. Like many forms of alternative vibrational healing, such as Reiki, flower essences, and crystals, the singing bowls help to dissolve energetic blockages in our chakras, allowing our body to return to it’s natural state of balance.

I received my first crystal singing bowl in the late 90’s, during a time in my my life where I found myself feeling particularly tired and exhausted. One day during my lunch break I visited a shop where they had a beautiful sanctuary set up with all kinds of crystal bowls, water fountains, and statuary. As I was admiring the crystal bowls, the owner offered to play them for me.

We then sat on floor cushions and she began playing the bowls. I felt my whole body begin vibrating, and when she had finished I felt completely relaxed, renewed, and invigorated. It was such a wonderful experience!

Later, when I brought my first bowl home I placed it in my meditation room and began exploring several ways of working with it. I started using aromatherapy by rubbing the rim with essential oil and as I played the bowl the fragrance was released into the air. Heavenly!

My first Crystal Singing BowlRoot Chakra

Inspired by Dr. Masaru Emoto’s book “Messages From Water”, I started making flower essences using my crystal bowl and was amazed as I watched the flower essence water dance, creating patterns as I played the bowl.

Over the years, I have collected both Crystal and Tibetan Singing bowls, and they have become part of my own spiritual healing journey. I took my time selecting my bowls and sometimes years passed before I bought my next one. The journey has been slow but very rewarding.

Here is a site which may help you wade through all the debate and stories surrounding singing bowls.

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