Malachite

malachite 

Malachite, a beautiful green banded stone that archaeological evidence indicates may have been mined as early as the 10th century BC. In ancient Egypt, Malachite was used to create jewelry or was ground into a powder for use as eye shadow. Throughout history, Malachite has been used as a mineral pigment in green paints, a veneer for tabletops, and in the making of fireplaces, tea sets, jewelry, and even caskets. Today, the mineral Malachite is mined primarily for its copper content, and in addition to a gem used in jewelry, is used in electronic equipment, appliances, ammunition, and coins.

Malachite was considered a calming, balancing, and healing stone that protected travelers and children, even breaking to warn of impending danger. In Russian lore people believed that anyone who drank from a goblet made of Malachite would be blessed with the power to understand the language of animals. In ancient Greece, Malachite was associated with Venus, Goddess of love. Many people consider Malachite a good stone to work with for manifesting and attracting prosperity and abundance.

In a Stone Reading, Malachite often indicates a major metamorphosis or transformation. Those who are drawn to Malachite tend to be private, willing to share once they are comfortable with a person, but until then, secretive and self-protective.

There are times when Malachite indicates the need for using humor to transmute the energies. Malachite People are creative and love to surprise others, although it is difficult for others to surprise those drawn to Malachite. Those drawn to Malachite are resourceful, and able to process clues that many of us miss, leading them to finding solutions others overlook.

If you were to select Malachite during a Stone Reading, it might have a completely different message or interpretation, as every stone and every person are unique. To find the specific stones and crystals that are aligned with you, please contact The Stone Lady, who is available by appointment for in-person, telephone, email, skype, and snail mail Stone Readings! Private parties are also available throughout New England. Please contact The Stone Lady for further information.

Desert Rose

desert rose

Desert Rose, a beautiful sandy-colored combination of sand and selenite, was formed by the forces of sand, wind, and pressure, and has grown in the shape of a rose or rosette, complete with petals. Look closely, though, and notice that this beautiful “rose” has no thorns, suggesting that those who are drawn to Desert Rose in a Stone Reading have already dealt with a majority of their “thorny” issues!

When Desert Rose is one of the first stones selected from my stone reading tray during a Stone Reading, it is an indication that the person is a champion of the underdog, feels obligated to right wrongs and correct injustices, and is usually more idealistic than realistic, Many people who are drawn to Desert Rose feel that they are on an important mission. The “Desert Rose People” are true humanitarians, and help others to break down walls that should not have been put up or erected to begin with. The “Desert Rose People” will often speak up for those who are unable, for whatever reason, to speak up for themselves.

Because every person and every Stone Reading is unique, this stone may have a different message if selected during your personal consultation. Stone Readings with The Stone Lady are available in person, as well as by telephone, skype, and email.

Let a Stone Reading help you to remember that you, too, are a gem!

Snowflake Obsidian

snowflake obsidian egg

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN

Technically volchanic glass, Snowflake Obsidian is a black and white stone symbolic of individuals who have great passion. The white snowflake-like patterns are areas where the volcanic glass has turned to crystal. At times it is important to remember that, “the happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story,” in the words of Peter S. Beagle.

In a Stone Reading, the selection of Snowflake Obsidian can indicate that one will face choices concerning upcoming changes. We might decide to ‘go with the flow’, change, regroup  and move forward. or we might postpone inevitable changes until the decions are made for us. This stone is often an undercurrent suggesting that we allow room for misunderstandings, and take the necessary time to communicate as honestly and thoroughly as possible.

“Snowflake Obsidian People” are genuine, pure of heart, often misunderstood, and their motivations are often questions. People suspect hidden agendas and ulterior motives that seldom exist with those drawn to Snowflake Obsidian. Those who are drawn to Snowflake Obsidian frequently place a very high value on friends and friendship.

This interpretation of Snowflake Obsidian is meant as a tidbit, a suggestion of some of the similarities those drawn to this gem have in common. Every person, and every stone are unique. The Stone Lady is able to offer insights into you and your unique situation through the stones that you select during your personal Stone Reading.

Stone Readings with The Stone Lady are available by appointment, and can be done in-person, by email, phone, skype, and snail mail.

Selenite castle

selenite castle

This Selenite Castle is of the Gypsum variety of selenite, and commonly found in the United States in white, gray, or clear colors. When this stone is selected during a Stone Reading, it often indicates the need for a strong focus on the home, or a desire and motivation to update, personalize, rearrange, convert or reclaim one’s living space.

Selenite, found on all seven continents, is in my opinion, quite probably found throughout the galaxies. Those drawn to Selenite often “know” things, as if they are receiving or absorbing information from “elsewhere.”

Industry has found many uses for Selenite, including the construction of windows for spacecrafts. Selenite is also used to make the plasterboards that are used to build walls.

A “Selenite Person” is somewhat like a wall in that he or she listens and hears everything, yet can keep a secret and will never betray a confidence.

Selenite is a stone of wonder. Legend has it that the wizards of old could record their memories into blades of Selenite, to preserve their wisdom, insights, and experiences.  “Selenite People” are tied into the magic and enchantment of earth, and feel a particular closeness with the waters. They value the truth, and know from their own experience that they have the courage of their convictions.

Physically Selenite is soft and fragile, but metaphysically it is a stone of power and signifies major transitions. Often “Selenite People” feel that they have a mission or something important that they know they must accomplish. They are phenomenal teachers and know things that they have no logical means of knowing.

Of course, in an actual Stone Reading, you will have an opportunity to select from a large tray filled with several hundred stones. This write-up is meant as a little tid-bit of what might possibly be mentioned in your personal Stone Reading, should your selection include this Selenite Castle.

Please contact The Stone Lady to make arrangements for your personal Stone Reading, and “Let a Stone Reading help you to remember that you, too, are a gem!”

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