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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.

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Snowflake Obsidian

snowflake obsidian egg


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.

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carnelian stone of the week

Carnelian is found in shades of reds, oranges, and browns, and is traditionally associated with confidence, courage, emotional warmth, magic, and happiness.

When Carnelian is one of the stones chosen during a Stone Reading, it usually is an indication that the person has gone through tremendous inner growth, and has been coming into their own, slowly solidifying. Despite constant slow but steady inner growth, the “Carnelian Person” will often hear the phrase, “You look great! You haven’t changed a bit!”

Carnelian appeals to empathetic, sensitive people who have lived their lives by the Golden Rule. It is often a rude awakening when those drawn to Carnelian realize that the majority of people do not have the same high standards or the desire to “do the right thing.”

Because every person is unique, the stame stone can have many different interpretations when selected during a Stone Reading. For some, selecting one of the above stones may indicate long overdue moments of inner peace and satisfaction, while for others it may be indicative of one’s gifts of healing through empathy.

Stone Readings with The Stone Lady can provide clarity and confirmation, as well as ideas and inspirations. Stone Readings are available by appointment, and can be done in-person or by telephone, as well as via email and skype. Stone Reading parties, classes, workshops, and events are also available. Please contact The Stone Lady at 978-283-7532 for further information! Let a Stone Reading help you to remember that you, too, are a gem!

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Cobalto Calcite

cobalto calcite

Cobalto Calcite is an extremely positive stone to appear in a Stone Reading, and can be symbolic of hope, and optimism. It is often an indication that something has “clicked into place,” allowing for hopes and dreams to become a reality! As with most forms of calcite, Cobalto Calcite usually suggests reasons to be optimisic and hopeful, the ability to communicate and ‘speak one’s truth’ and the determination to say what is necessary, even if unpleasant.
Those drawn to Cobalto Calcite may feel they lack a solid foundation, yet have gone to great lengths to ensure that those close to them are protected and on solid footing.
In a Stone Reading, Cobalto Calcite can suggest that a balance is taking place, struggles are becoming a little easier,  one’s hopes and dreams are about to become manifest, and there may be a need to affirm and believe that dreams CAN come true. In some people, the selection of this stone seems to convey a ‘hang in there just a little longer’ message.
To find out what the stones and crystals have to say about you and your current situation, schedule a Stone Reading with The Stone Lady, who will help you to remember that you, too, are a gem!