There is something to be said about the power that we all hold within us, something so deep and so strong that there are people in the world that try to take that from us, make us fear it or completely forget it. We are all beings of light, made up of energy & vibrations. Some of us have lead difficult lives and therefore vibrate at lower vibrations than someone who has lead a life full of love and abundance. Luckily, if you are one of these people stuck in a rut, YOU have the power to change it. You are a magickal person with the power of thought, a mind that can unleash beautiful projections to the world around you. Still not convinced? Well, this is the beauty of a Witch. Someone who is aware of their power and use it to their fullest potential to help others, create strong loving vibrations with those they encounter & help change the world for the better. Yes it is true, some do use this knowledge to gain physical power over others and create fear & negativity, however there cannot be light without darkness. The most amazing part of it it all is that you do not have to be a ‘Witch’ or ‘Spiritual Guru’ to possess these magickal qualities. They are already within you! That’s right! I bet the phrase “be careful what you wish for,” is really starting to make a whole lot of sense now. Everything around you at this moment, physically or emotionally, was created and attracted by YOU. Happiness, anger, rich or poor it is all a projection into the physical three dimensional realm from the thoughts you have had. You happen to be a part of the universe as well, a thought which also manifested into you and now living an experience through your eyes. Start working on becoming self aware of your thoughts, words & actions, because they really do mean something. This is the basic knowledge of magick & how it works.
By working with your conscious or subconscious mind you can begin to manifest any desire, new car, better relationships, better health, happiness, successful career, etc. The key is Gratitude & trusting in the universe. Often this is the hardest part for many people; they begin to realize that they have to now “un-learn” everything that they’ve ever learned & in a sense start all over. The good news however, is that once you obtain this knowledge and really grasp it, you are able to run with it and things in your life will begin to turn around quite quickly.
When working a spell and using physical tools, candles, chants or prayers you are physically putting all your thoughts and energy into this desire. Once you complete your spell, thought or prayer you release it to the universe and let it work it’s magick. This is the power of prayer and unity in groups. When large groups of people get together to pray for a loved one and their recovery, time after time these people make miraculous recoveries, often written off as a miracle or the work of the heavens, we forget to credit ourselves for contributing to these beautiful changes. The power of thought is a magnificent thing!
Every time you grow closer to a goal and take notice, be grateful for that moment as well as the blessings that are also already on their way. Magick, like everything else starts with a thought, followed by an action and completed with gratitude. To live in love & light can absolutely change your life. Magick and synchronicity are around you on a daily basis, but until you open you eyes to it, you will most likely never notice it. Magick only works for you when you believe in it & allow it to. Much like a talisman worn for protection or abundance; it takes the wearer’s belief in the item to work. Open you mind to all the possibilities that can be yours!
In Love & Light,
Amethyst often forms in combination with other minerals, such as Smokey Quartz, Cirtine, & quartz, creating whole new crystals with intensified elements. A scientific study, said that Amethyst owes it’s color to high energy radiation or gamma rays from radioactive sources and the presence of iron built into its crystal lattice. Much of the Amethyst that we see today is taken from the gas cavities of ancient lava tubes from all over the world, Some possibly formed a million years ago & now have become the beautiful Amethyst pieces that we see today 🙂
Myths & Legends :
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated or not drunken.” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue; but Of course this story varies wherever you go…
Chakras, Deities & Elements :
It has long been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, making Amethyst a crystal closely associated with the element of water, encouraging us to go with the flow & see beyond what is at the surface. Naturally, these qualities & it’s coloring, work to heal and vibrate with our third eye chakra. Teaching us to always dive deeper, with calm emotions. Amethyst also honors Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals, making it an ideal crystal to incorporate into any Full Moon ritual. If you are a Pisces, you may find yourself greatly drawn to this crystal in your empathetic energy, as it can enhance your abilities in your art, allowing the ‘true you,’ to shine through.
Metaphysical Properties :
For centuries Amethyst is said to have legendary powers that stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotional state. In return helping you to push mental distraction away and better sink into a deeper meditative state. In this state one can better achieve forms of divination, such as tarot reading, pendulum work, automatic writing & spell casting. In the spiritual world, Amethyst strengthens the connection with the Divine, and was often used as amulets in burial to help for a smoother transition between the worlds. Metaphysically, this stone raises one’s spiritual vibrations & awareness, creating a protective shield around the aura & accelerating intuitive & psychic abilities. It can help the user to enhance dreams & premonitions, making it a valuable tool for spiritual growth & guidance while one if advancing on their path to enlightenment.
Detoxing the mind, body & spirit, thus helping with sobriety & overcoming addiction. It aids the user in enhancing their creativity & self knowledge, helping them strive for a better, healthier & more meaningful life.
Care & warnings :
Amethyst should never be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, as it can fade in color immensely. This is a non-toxic stone & many use it’s energy within elixirs, crystal charged waters & more.
Now that you know a little bit more about the magick that Amethyst can bring to you, take a moment to look at this enchanting crystal with fresh eyes and ask it how it can help you?
Hey Guys! I’m going to start doing some fun interactive videos weekly on my YouTube Channel! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while & finally made time to make it possible. I get so many emails on a weekly basis with all kinds of questions, many seem to be repeats from different people curious to know the same things. So in this little weekly video series I’d like to offer you my advice & thoughts to hopefully offer you some inspiration & guidance from my own personal experiences & spiritual journey. So to kick it off, please leave your questions below in the comments. Looking forward to shed some light & magick with you! 🙂
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The truth is in the stars my friends, what is happening above is also happening below; within us. When Mercury is in retrograde (slows down & appears to be going backwards), we tend to loose sense of our communication, awareness & our ability to adapt since this planet is so closely linked to these traits within us. It is as if we are simply ‘regressing’ rather than progressing. As it stands, the same goes for the rest of the planets and their alignments corresponding to the elements they reflect in us. Since we are made of stardust, we too are bound to feel these energy pulls and shifts in nature, but like fighting nature with nature, we too can use the magickal properties in our plants & herbs from nature to bring us back to our center and welcome a subtle shield or enhancement to the change, allowing for a much smoother or more powerful transition.
It is also known that the planets are closely tied to the zodiac signs and can greatly impact the way an individual with the corresponding zodiac sign can feel or act during a certain planetary alignment. With this knowledge & awareness you can learn to use it to your advantage or fall to resistance and let it take you on a wild ride.
MERCURY is closely corresponded with Gemini & Virgo. It works through matters of communication, transformation, awareness, intellect & versatility. It teaches us to speak the wisdom of our mind and to adapt to our surroundings. It inspires free thinking & materializing ideas or concepts into our reality. As a ‘planet of the mind,’ it reminds us of the importance of movement & progress.
When in Retrograde all these things can becomes lost or ‘places on hold,’ as we go through this transition in the sky. As things can seem to be shaken up in your life, it might be wise to better plan your affairs & write down your thoughts during your moments of clarity. So here are 5 important tips to help you get through & make the best of this three time per year event.
1.) Wake up & go to bed 1 hour earlier.
During the retrograde it is easy to find yourself loosing track of time, loosing items & even feel like you are loosing your mind. Allow for extra rest at night & an extra hour in the morning for getting ready & transportation.
2.) Plan, Plan, Plan !
Communication during this time can be at a loss. Technology can fail, flights delayed & thoughts or ideas getting instantly lost in the overbearing chatter in your mind. Try carrying a notepad with you to write down everything, times, schedules & even ‘back up plans.’ In adding an extra hour in the morning to your day, you’ll already be ahead of the game.
3.) Wait a few more weeks to commit.
Instead of signing a new lease, marriage contract or committing to a large purchase, wait until the Retrograde has passed. Your clarity may not be filled with wisdom or what your spirit really wants & you may be fooled by an impulse desire or thought.
Since we are made of nature, let’s use the tools of nature to help find grounding & mental clarity during this time. Whether in the form of herbal teas, crystal grids, herbals incense, essential oil potions or resins, embrace what nature has to offer. During Mercury Retrograde, Frankincense & Mint bring great spiritual cleansing, exciting the spirit & stimulates energy to help awaken mind with clarity. Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz, Garnet & Onyx help to ground your sometimes ‘chaotic’ energy at this time.
5.) Reward yourself! Mind, Body & Spirit
Everything needs balance & during this ‘uncomfortable’ transition it’s important to take a step back & truly analyze what changes you may need to make in your life for the better. Through the darkness we can find the light & learn to better appreciate it. Dedicate time to do what makes you happy, salt baths to detox the body, creative expression through music & arts for the soul & indulging in great reads to empower the mind. If you try to overwork yourself during this time, you will greatly tip the scale to the ‘negative’ side, creating an emotional trip of unworthiness. So stay happy & grateful as much as you can & keep it up after the retrograde passes!