Stones for New Years Resolutions 2011

WE ARE BESET BY NEW YEARS DEPENDING ON OUR SPIRITUAL PATH OR UPBRINGING.  BESIDES OBSERVING OUR BIRTHDAYS AS A PERSONAL NEW YEAR, WE MAY HOLD SAMHAIN(HALLOWEEN) AS THE PAGAN NEW YEAR OR RELY ON THE CHANGING OF THE NUMBER OF THE YEAR WHICH IS COMING RIGHT UP ON JANUARY FIRST. IN MY TRADITION WE MAKE PLEDGES FOR THE COMING YEAR ON BRIDGID (FEB 2ND) BUT I AM NOT EXEMPT FROM THE OCCASIONAL NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IF IT FEELS ORGANIC. LOOKING INWARD THEN FORWARD IS A WINTERY TASK.I WANT TO SHARE SOME LORE AND PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT A FEW STONES FOR NEW YEARS EVE AND FOR THE MAKING OF RESOLUTIONS. THE STONES THAT SPOKE TO ME THIS TIME AROUND WERE AMETHYST AND AMETHYST SPIRIT QUARTZ, CHIASTOLITE (A FORM OF ANDALUSITE) AND RUTILATED QUARTZ.
AMETHYST IS A WELL-KNOWN LOVELY PURPLE VARIETY OF QUARTZ, MUCH USED AND BELOVED BY METAPHYSICIANS OF EVERY STRIPE.ONE OF ITS MEDICINES OR POWERS IS THAT OF PROMOTING SOBRIETY. I KNOW I SOUND LIKE NO FUN TO SOME OF YOU, BUT ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DRIVING OR SEEKING INWARD FOR CLEAR GUIDANCE ON YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, SOBRIETY IS A PREREQUISITE FOR SAFETY AND ALIGNMENT. I KNOW A LOT OF YOU STAY HOME AND OFF THE ROADS ON THE 31ST, TOO.  AMETHYST OPENS THE CROWN CHAKRA TO THE SPIRIT REALMS, MAKING ACCESS TO GUIDANCE EASIER. THE PURPLE COLOR IS CLEANSING AND EMPTYING – EMPTYING OF EGO IN ITS GETTING-IN-THE-WAY, CONTROLLING ASPECT. IF EGO CONCERNS ARE SMOOTHED AWAY FOR A BIT AND FOCUS IS APPLIED, TRUTH CAN ENTER YOUR HEART.THIS STONE IS A GOOD COMPANION ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY.
RUTILATED QUARTZ IS A BEAUTIFUL STONE – CLEAR QUARTZ WITH GOLDEN, COPPERY OR SILVERY STRANDS INSIDE IT.SMOKEY QUARTZ CAN ALSO BE RUTILATED. (IF YOU FIND BLACK RODS OR STRANDS IN YOUR QUARTZ, DONT MISTAKE THEM FOR RUTILE, THEY ARE BLACK TOURMALINE & THIS STONE IS CALLED TOURMELATED QUARTZ) ANYHOW, THE STRANDS OF RUTILE IN RUTILATED QUARTZ ARE CALLED THE “HAIR OF VENUS,” A BOW TO THE BEAUTY OF THE STONE. THIS IS A VERY HIGH ENERGY STONE. CLEAR QUARTZ IS AN AMPLIFIER AND THE RUTILE INCREASES THIS POWER, ACTING LIKE ELECTRICAL WIRES OR NERVES THAT CARRY AND INCREASE THE ENERGY OF THE STONE – AND THE ENERGY YOU PUT INTO THE STONE – SIGNIFICANTLY. I WORK WITH RUTILATED QUARTZ AS A PATHFINDER, JOURNEYING INTO THE STONE TO FIND THE STRAND OF MY PATH AND ALIGN WITH IT. THIS  STONE CAN BE HELPFUL IN MAKING A DECISION IF YOU ARE REALLY GROUNDED AND HAVE A PIECE OF RUTILATED QUARTZ THAT IS NOT SUPER PACKED WITH STRANDS. THE DENSITY OF THE STRANDS OF RUTILE CAN VARY FROM JUST A FEW TO BEING SO DENSELY PACKED THAT THE STONE LOOKS LIKE IT IS JAMMED FULL OF CRISS-CROSSED,TANGLED HAY.YOU CAN IMBUE A PARTICULAR PIECE WITH AN INTENTION OR RESOLUTION BY VISUALIZING IT CLEARLY AND PROJECTING IT INTO THE STONE WITH WORDS AND YOUR BREATH. ASK THE STONE TO HOLD AND AMPLIFY THIS INTENT FOR YOU, TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR RESOLUTION. IF YOU HAVE AN ATTITUDE THAT RESOLUTIONS ARE BOGUS OR NEVER GET KEPT BUT YOU MAKE THEM ANYWAY, THIS WILL BE AMPLIFIED AS WELL, SO ITS BEST NOT TO BOTHER WITH THIS PROCESS TILL YOU HAVE CLEANSED AND CLEARED SOME OF THAT ATTITUDE AND OLD FEELINGS OF FRUSTRATION &/OR DISAPPOINTMENT OUT OF YOUR PSYCHIC SPACE. (SEE AMETHYST AND THE COLOR PURPLE, ABOVE)IF YOU CARRY, WEAR, FONDLE, DREAM WITH, BATHE WITH AND GAZE AT YOUR ‘PROGRAMMED’ PIECE OF RUTILATED QUARTZ THROUGHOUT 2011 IT WILL HELP YOU WALK THE TALK OF YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION.

SPIRIT QUARTZ is distinguished by its shape, as it can be Amethyst, Citrine or Clear Quartz. It grows in regular long quartz crystal shape, but the base and part way up the stem is ringed by much smaller crystal points like a cummerbund. I am speaking about the amethyst spirit quartz here. this stone’s medicine is that of the relationship and connection of the individual and her community, bringing balance through the spiritual realms. In making a new years resolution (or forming an intention at any time) spirit quartz will bring the perspective of how your intentions and actions relate to and affect the larger community. This ripple effect carries through family, community, town, state, country, continent, hemisphere and planet in the subtle realms, underscoring our great interconnectedness. this is not a matter of you being so very powerful in a swell-headed way, but rather being within the web of life that gaia is. This is a high- vibration, energizing stone, like rutilated quartz but on a different wavelength –  bringing a more unifying crown chakra focus. finding and fine-tuning your resolution before and/or after seeking and working with rutilated quartz could be a satisfying process.
chiastolite
chiastolite is a form of andalusite, which is named for the region of spain in which it is found. it ranges in color from a pinkish tan to a warm brown that shows a golden sheen when polished. chiastolite is opaque, at least when sold in stone stores as beads or pocket pieces. i have seen pictures of it – or was it andalusite? – in a faceted translucent tan stone set in a ring.  it is distinguished by the black x or cross that forms in its center, which is part of its protective nature. the x is the gift rune. the cross symbolism may speak to you as well. equal-armed crosses in a circle represent the earth, and if you find a circular piece it may sing to you of the earth. it is a very earthy stone in any case, ancient and deep. part of its protective medicine is time magic. i am just beginning to explore this, and what i find is that the ancient wisdom and time span chiastolite holds can envelop or cloak you in a vast stream of continuity which makes you less accessible to harm. it is deeply grounding and will slow your nerves down to a tempo closer to that of the earth. consulting the wisdom of chiastolite can inform your resolution in a deep and beautiful way. it is very comforting to carry. i would carry chiastolite for protection and grounding in any circumstance.

have a focused and powerful 2011

Cybele

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