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Calm those naggy thoughts! Amethyst healing crystal

Bills.. dishes.. let the dog out.. did I let the dog out?  bills…. paperwork.. taxes.. where did I put that receipt? Did I unplug the flat iron? Oh damn, my laundry is still in the wash and it’s 10pm! Ugh.. did I let the dog out on time? Oh I hope she does not pee on the floor..  Is the house on fire? I’m sure I unplugged the flat iron!..

UGH! We all get this.. the nagging thoughts that get in our way when we are trying to do something quiet and calm with our minds and bodies.  In this case, you could try working with a piece of Amethyst to see if it may help you to soothe those thoughts and focus on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you have a piece you are ready to work with, try closing your eyes, relaxing and letting the stone connect with you.  Feel it in your hands (if you are holding it) or let it touch your skin if it’s a piece of jewelry.  Take a few minutes to breath deeply and let those daily stresses leave you and sink back to Mother Earth (it’s okay, any negative energies won’t hurt the earth, it’s there for you to release them so you can heal and move on.)  It may take more than once or twice to feel a difference, but every time you meditate or relax, try to caress or feel the stone and allow it to partner with you to filter down those busy-bee-babbling-inner-thoughts.  After a while you may suddenly be aware that you *are* relaxed and calm.

I often will use Amethyst when I am doing my Yoga practices as it helps me to block out all those naggy thoughts – like exactly the ones you see above!) LOL… and yes it does help me. I’ve talked with other clients over the years who have also had great success with this type of healing crystal.  It may be worth a try if you are having trouble with those rambling thoughts like this.

I do try to keep this crystal in stock in my shop at Wicked Stones as it’s a regular one that folks end up picking up.  If you don’t see any? Send me a note and I’ll get right back to you if we have any in the shop just waiting to get put up.

You can relax..  you can let go of all the muddle fuddle in your mind and focus..

Stress Begone! Agate crystal healing

Stroke away the stresses of the day….

Agates are a powerful crystal that can help you to relax during times of stress and turmoil and let all those nasty energies go away.  It does this by grounding your energy and giving you a better sense of balance.  This can be really helpful when you are in a situation where you feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do or what direction to take.

Agates are also great for inviting luck and abundance into your life.  You can also find more Agate jewelry on my site by clicking here

And yes, I do wear an agate from time to time…  especially when I’m looking at a pile of monthly bills going “what? hey! where did you come from!” Ugh!

Oh and of course.. got stress? I have crystals for that too..  Click here

Tetkite and connecting with the energy of Thor

Tektite – a powerful crystal for connection with Thor (God of Thunder and Lightening)

Connect with the Viking God Thor using Tektite

Connection to the God Thor with Tektite

This is a natural Tektite and it is formed when meteors hit the planet and then fly back into the sky (while melting rocks and other things around them) and crashing back down to the surface.  As they drop, they cool into these interesting shapes.   Some say that this stone helps to connect with healing energies from the guardians of the Pleides (a group of stars within the Taurus constellation).

In ancient times, this stone was associated with the Gods of thunder and lightening (Thor – Viking culture).  Also excellent for attracting wealth, working with dreams, releasing stresses and letting go of things you no longer need in your life.  Looking to make changes? The energy of this crystal can partner with you on your journey.

This, an other awesome pieces in this area of my shop (clicky clicky)

Thanks for reading..

Ontario Cobalt Silver Healing info and pendants available

If you are seeking a piece of Ontario History, this may be something you might consider.  A few years ago I found an awesome collection of Silver Ore that was crafted into pendants from a local artisan.

Cobalt Ontario Silver pendant

Silver ore pendant from the Cobalt Ontario area

These pieces were hand made many years ago and belonged to a private collection.  They’ve never been worn.  The silver ore comes from a mine that has long since been closed and these items are rare to find now.   The outer edges of your stone are sterling silver and formed by electroplating. Electroplating is a beautiful way to add precious metals to a precious tone to give it an amazing look. The stone is carefully painted with thin layers of metal (copper) and then electricity is used to attract other precious metals (sterling silver).

Curious about the history of the Cobalt area:

  • silver was discovered in the area in the early 1900s
  • Cobalt was one of the largest silver producers in the world
  • in 1911 silver production exceeded 900 tons

As far as healing properties, here are a few things silver is noted for:

  • strengthens intuition and perception (listen to those inner voices for guidance)
  • helps to enhance the healing powers of other crystals
  • helps remove negative energy that’s bothering you
  • Invites wealth and abundance to you
  • Working with the Moon’s energies
  • Do you read Tarot cards or other methods of divination?  Silver can help strengthen psychic skills
  • helps you to speak your mind more clearly

I’ve just lowered the prices from 80 down to the 60 range as well as I’m adding more items to this section over the next few days.

These are beautiful pieces of history to enjoy.  Cheers!

http://wickedstones.com/canadian-gems/

Handy Mohs Hardness Chart

Once and a while I like to share other websites.

This is one I found and really find helpful.  The site is called Geology.com and it’s jam packed FULL of great information and well worth a visit.

They also have a great MOHS chart that tells you the harness – softness of gemstones, crystals and minerals.  Here’s where you can find it : Click here and a new window will open.

Okay so why is this an important site for me? (You may be asking yourself).  This chart is not only hand for mineral collectors and those who work with gems to turn them into jewelry, it’s especially handy for someone who wants to wear gemstones.  If you don’t realize you are wearing a “soft” stone, you may cause damage to it by wearing it under certain circumstances.

Selenite is a 2 on the MOHS scare

I’m going to show you an example:  I often sell pieces of Selenite and I also see it quite a bit offered as healing wands and crystals you might carry around for working with Moon energy.

What you may not know, off hand, is that Selenite is actually from the Gypsum family which is a very soft stone.

On the MOHs scale, its around 2 – that means it will scratch and break very easily.  That’s where a handy chart like this might be hand when you are looking at purchasing healing crystals online.

When you can’t feel a gem, mineral or crystal in person, it’s sites like these that can help you to make the right decision on what stone you might like to share your healing journey with.

Cheers!

Leopard Jasper Healing – when you just need a little oomph to get you moving forward.

Oh how I love Leopard Jasper!!
Leopard Jasper healing gemstone by wicked stones

Leopard Jasper is one of those gemstones that I’m always picking up and using as I get tired… zzz.. I get tired of working on my website.. tired of answering emails.. blah blah blah.. tired of doing the dishes.. tired of sweeping.. same old same old same old..   I get stuck in a rut and I need a little help to just get me motivated and up over the hump so I can move foward.

Leopard Jasper is one of those stones that imparts a little energy back into your life when things are feeling low and blah.  When working with this stone, you can find it within yourself to face the rest of the day and begin to plan what comes next in your future.  It does not necessarily being to you what you want but more of what you need.  You are strong and you are motivated, you sometimes just need a partner along your journey to bring that out in yourself.

This gem is natural, which means that there is no dye used anywhere to create the colours and patterns you see.  But it’s not just visual, these patterns can often be felt with your fingertips as there is quite often times that Leopard Jasper has interesting textures to discover.

Just like the leopard LEAPS forward to catch his or her prey – you too, can leap forward and get on with your daily dreary chores..

Cheers from the studio!
Wicked Stones – healing gemstone jewelry in Ontario Canada.

 

Northern Ontario Quartz

A few years ago, we lucked into a fabulous batch of gorgeous Quartz that was picked in Northern Ontario.

Just recently, I’ve asked Rob to put a few in the tumbler so that we could see how it would look once it was pre-polished.  Originally, our intent was to use it to create a stunning path between our garden beds (or in other areas, as we’re always planning and *discussing* where this or that goes – ha ha).

This is me looking at the pieces pre-tumble:

 

Vikki Soros working with natural crystals

Vikki Soros working with natural ontario crystals.. aren’t they pretty?

These pieces, at the time, were very very sharp but still amazing looking!

Quartz crystals have a lot of great energy about them.  Many who wear and use them, have talked to me about how relaxed they feel as they remove negative energy to transform it to positive.  This stone is often used for relaxation, meditation and Yoga practices as it helps to center and focus the thoughts.  I do carry a nice selection of quartz on my site if you would like to pop over and have a peek (click here and a new window will open).

The tumbler mix was opened just a few days ago.. after running for over three weeks.  And here’s what came out!

Rob Armstrong Quartz gemstone wicked stones

Rob Armstrong at Wicked Stones checking out our first batch of Ontario Quartz in the rock tumbler

They turned out incredible!

Wicked Stones Ontario Quartz gemstones

Ontario Quartz from our Rock Tumbler at Wicked Stones

I’m thinking that over the winter I’m going to start a whole new section on my website (Wicked Stones) that will feature local and Ontario Gemstone jewelry.

I’ll just need more coffee and be able to clone myself to get all these neat ideas we have done 🙂

Cheers everyone! I’ll try to keep this blog more updated this winter..