It’s been a while since I posted a bunch of crystal fun, but since I know many of my friends and readers share a love for them, I thought I’d do so. These happen to go along with the theme I wrote about in my blog, Giraffes, Africa, Origins & Our Animal Sanctuary that touches on origins and how so much keeps coming up Africa again for me. These crystals hold very unique and in some cases, contrasting energy, although all come from Africa. I also had a fun discovery about one of my newest succulent plant friend additions to the large succulent family here. You’ll see what I mean below.
Needless to say, the Africa theme continues with some interesting twists still unfolding, as well as origins “cracking” wide open and coming full circle. More on that below too.
It was fun to hear how this theme is showing up for others too, including faery Laura, who shared about her own journey today in her blog, Reclaiming Roots and a Writing Update. In her post she speaks to how “roots” seems to be her 2018 word and her personal journey of this taking her on a Celtic journey through Welsh lessons – a journey helping “root” out things in many key areas of her life. Her blog post is a fun exploration of this and how these roots and origins are running deep for many. She includes a tie-in of discovery that linked to my own journey.
Okay, so before I get into crystal and succulent fun, something synchronous that took place last night, right before heading to bed, included a very special fossil and crystal piece I have. I shared this on Laura’s blog as a comment, but will include more detail here.
I mentioned to her, “speaking of roots,” this incredible and rare power piece I have, which is a very substantial and potent wand or smaller scepter, that found me back in 2008 while living at the north end of Lake Tahoe, got my attention.
The “wand” part is actually a rare, fully intact coral fossil from the Paleozoic Era/Devonian period (approx. 400 million years old). The shape of this extremely rare fossil indicates that it stood upright on the ocean floor and was inhabited by an animal with tentacles pointing upward.
It’s wild looking, like a horn, huge claw, or mega fossilized root. It is wrapped in copper wire with an incredible Arkansas quartz crystal at top – bringing together elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Along the front there are nine sharks teeth from the Miocene Era (approx. 25 million years old), which are said to protect against evil and poisoning. There is also an ammonite at center (approx. 400,000,000 years old) too. Fossils have a strong life force preserved in them and they can be upliftin and promote bonding with the animal kingdom.
Anyway, last night I went into my office, as I always do to say goodnight to Astrid, and I found this power piece on the floor. It sits center/front of the altar table at center of my room with all of sound instruments and some other crystals. A place Astrid loves to lay under every day, especially alongside the golden mother quartz on the ground.
I can only imagine that Astrid brought it down off the table. It happens to sit between another incredible pink quartz I found with the golden mother quartz. These were the two, you might remember, that I carried down the day of my foot fracture, later being returned to me by my friends. An incident that supported my completing the story of my new book – more origins involved here, symbolically.
Well at the right of this wand sits three crystals from Africa. My guess is that when it fell, it struck the giant mother quartz just below it, as there would be no other reason for it cracking, if it had just hit the carpet.
Interestingly, it wasn’t a crazy blow, as the only thing that happened is the bottom third of it, where the point of the tentacle is, cracked or separated from the other two thirds. However, you couldn’t tell visually because it is so well bound with copper wiring, at five different points – one of which is exactly where this separated. The copper wiring held it in place, but it was evident a full separation had happened here when I examined it further.
I don’t get upset about such things, as I feel these incidents have purpose and meaning, and I KNOW Astrid doesn’t do anything by accident.
She hasn’t touched anything on the table since we live here, so this was definitely not random, nor an easy feat being that it is quite a very heavy and dense piece.
It is very connected to Atlantis and my time there, but there are several other connections I can make and as Laura pointed out, “Celts and the Egyptians have much to do with Atlantis.” – both connections of our roots and origins.
But one thing that became strongly evident, brought me back to Africa.
I started getting a sense that this fossil had origins from that area of the Earth and upon further investigation with my pendulum, it resounded with huge, crazy circling yes’s in affirmation.
As Laura also said, “I wonder what Astrid unlocked.”
Indeed, I imagine I’ll find out more, as the journey spirals onward.
For one, it brought to my attention, this piece is integral things and it wasn’t random, either, that I’d place it center of everything in my room.
There are keys awaiting to be used.
And more of this will likely come now BECAUSE of these new African crystals that have joined the collective here.
Bringing them together feels like a journey in the making that has aligned for now.
So that brings me to sharing their photos and some about their energy.
The first two being Spirit Quartz, or Faery Quartz, as their known alongside sometimes also being called Cactus Quartz. They come from the Boekenhouthoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
They sparkle like crazy and really vibrate with harmony and radiating high frequencies.
These South African sweeties infuse a very nurturing and renewing energy into my sacred space, promoting hope, wholeness, clarity, and collective synergy.
Light body activation mixed with love and peace.
There’s a gentle grace pervading and it feels soft and freeing.
Pictured in the photos are a large Ametrine (Amethyst and Citrine) Spirit Quartz plate and rare occurrence of peach and white Spirit Quartz cluster that sits on a Boekenhout Jasper matrix.
Apparently, “the combination of Spirit Quartz and Boekenhout Jasper is a part of what’s known as the “Grand Formation” in the world of crystals.”
Sitting in a triad with them is this special little African stalactite that called to me. I don’t know the area it comes from, but just that it’s from Africa.
I love the stalactite essence – miracles of Terra. They seem to speak of raising one’s energy, deep inner growth that shifts the outer, and amplifying spiritual expansion, while connecting with the inner womb of creation from within Mother Earth.
Then we have this stunning Tigers Eye Egg that sits on my shelf alongside three other eggs I have of Lapis Lazuli, Sunstone, and Rainbow Moonstone.
This Tigers Eye Egg is really unique and rare – the largest of my eggs in fact. It holds incredible power and shimmers with both Blue Tigers Eye and Gold Tigers Eye chatoyancy. Each brings together their own metaphysical properties and energies into an alchemical blend.
Yes, you guessed it…This egg originates from South Africa and is a powerful third eye, throat chakra, solar plexus and root chakra stone that supports aligning with all six psychic senses. Wonderful for self confidence and encouraging one to stand in their own power.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is also known as Hawk’s or Falcon’s Eye, which also is SO connected for me, as I have a deep connection with Horus, the Hawk/Falcon God of Egypt. I happen to have a one-of-a-kind stone statue of him that I brought back from my first trip in Egypt, that sits atop my book shelf.
The blue adds calming energy and helps one connect with guides, helpers, and cosmic forces, while also bringing one into alignment with their highest gifts and life purpose. It draws in far-seeing vision to assist one in seeing their life from all angles, to uncover the truth, and read situations with hawk’s eye clarity.
The gold supports a life lived with courage and experiencing enjoyment and celebration of it. This aligns with experiencing abundance, as well as provides encouragement and hope. It’s wonderful for new beginnings and growth too, while remaining focused and grounded as you work towards goals and dreams.
Crystal Eggs represent rebirth, fertility, and new beginnings.
This leads us to the last of this African grouping – a gorgeous rare Black Ammonite Pair that originates from the magical island of Madagascar, one of the most energy-filled centers on the planet. These hold very ancient, healing energy, and deep/root/origin wisdom.
You can feel how different these are from the others. I’ve never seen such a large pair and I love the dark connecting with the hidden and shadowy recesses, but also the sparkly inner realm of it that shares light is inherent in it all.
These fossils are between 135-395 million years old and bring the energy of Ammonite – activators of our metaphysical gifts and inter-dimensional exploration. When placed on the third eye chakra, Ammonite reveals the soul’s path, which is encoded within it. It is also useful to support rebirthing and is a powerful Karmic cleanser, helping one release mental obsessions and important past life issues.
Feng Shui masters call Ammonite the seven color prosperity stone because it’s believed not only to stimulate the flow of life force energy through the body, but to be exceedingly fortunate for abundance, vitality, health, and promoting beneficial business ventures.
This brings me lastly, to my fun succulent discovery.
I have a new writing partner (to add to my Peter Rabbit and two storykeeper bunnies) and rabbit guardian overseeing things here in my Wonderland office from the vantage point of my desk.
This bunny planter is solid cement and so beautifully crafted. I found the perfect succulents I wanted for him to be like cascading water from the cabbage basket that will continue growing longer and adding to the abundant flow of energy and harvest alongside the grapes.
All of these holding rich symbolism perfect to immerse in.
I may move the planter out on my deck in summer, but for now I love the wisdom and whimsy of my new friend next to me and the exotic pink and green string of hearts Ceropegia Woodii, the Sedum Red Carpet Crassula that will turn red with intense sun, the Echeveria Moonglow at center AND the rare Senecio Rowleyanus string of pearls native to Namibia, Africa. I didn’t realize this until after I planted it.
I adorned the planter with three butterflies and one dragonfly, some moss, and three little quartz points – one of which has a timelink to the future – to add to the Magick.
Such incredible energies and all just “happening,” by listen to guidance within.
This leads me to a synchronous morning-full-circle-discovery that ties in the fossil wand and symbolic origins.
I was looking for something in my office closet and pulled out a bag. I didn’t know what was in it, but it happened to have these crystal prism hangers I once hung in my first Tahoe rental I moved into on my own after my divorce – something I’d had intention of finding and putting up here in my office.
Incidentally, the bag also had a card in it. The only two things in there.
The card had a black and white photo of Lake Tahoe on the front by a photographer, dated 2010. I opened it to find it was an anniversary card from Dave, perhaps from 2010 – eight years ago.
But guess what was also inside of the card?
The certificate of authenticity for my power piece wand that cracked open last night, along with all of the information about the fossil, sharks’ teeth, ammonite, crystal, etc. – the only way I would have known the info I wrote up above.
Then the card itself was a chilling a-ha moment.
It has one line it, besides ending off with “I love you.”
It reads, “Someday soon hopefully we’ll back in the place we came from.”
He meant Lake Tahoe, as that is where we met and had moved away from, but how uncanny in terms of this theme of “origins.”
On one level, Tahoe is indeed a return to our origins, having everything we love and both feel most at home in.
On another, well…..it speaks to so much more.
I really love today’s new Joyful Earth Crystals addition ~ Harmony. She is such an enchanting and lovely piece that I hand-selected when I found my Twin Energy Spirit Quartz and Allison did such a lovely job capturing her spiraling energy in elegant simplicity with her pendant design.
Harmony is a beautiful, single-pointed Spirit Quartz that is ice lilac in color, infused with spiraling golden Citrine clusters all around, which brings a melding of both crystals’ energies together.
Spirit Quartz is an enchanting crystal also known as Cactus Quartz, Faerie Quartz and Pineapple Quartz. This Spirit Quartz has Citrine embedded in it, which is more rare to find and adds the properties of Citrine to its energy.
I really love this magickal piece. She is even more beautiful both aesthetically and energetically, in person. If it weren’t that Allison is designing my Twin Energy Spirit Quartz as a pendant for me, I’d snatch this lovely one up myself.
Having one point she is singularly very focused and yet with all of the beautiful sparkly clusters surrounding her point, she emanates that focused energy in a spiraling effect that is like a beacon of light. So amazing!
She is available in our Joyful Earth Crystals Etsy Shop at this link: Harmony – Spirit Quartz where you will also find more photos and information about her energetic properties she will bring into, and enhance in, your life.
If you have any questions or custom requests for jewelry commissions or individual crystal procurement you can contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com.
Harmony is available at the new $111 price, like the rest of our discounted-price crystal pendants. Don’t forget to check out the crystal pendants and individual crystals available at new low prices here: Blue Moon Activation Special – a couple have already been snatched up by their new keeper friends.
Here is a sneak look at our new lovely Spirit Quartz ~ Harmony:
Allison and I were out procuring some crystals yesterday for new Joyful Earth Crystal creations, however we are always drawn to unique new pieces for ourselves now and then that want to come home with us. We are both drawn to different crystal energy since of course we are all unique. But generally, there is at least one type of crystal we are both energetically drawn to for the support they provide, which we end up getting friends of from the same crystal family.
One of the new pieces and discoveries we both got is a Kundalini Citrine that come from a remote area in the Congo and are hard to come by. A natural Citrine, this raises the Kundalini energy up the spine from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra, cleansing all Chakras as it passes through and opening higher Chakras to the soul star and beyond.
Held over the head, it is said to create a cosmic orgasm that takes you into the heart of creation to become a co-creator – an experience which it then grounds into functional reality. Kundalini Citrine draws abundance and creates passion on all levels, unblocking the reproductive system and increasing libido – the perfect crystal for tantric sex.
Natural Citrine is one of the rarer varieties of Quartz. These crystals have a beautiful golden champagne gold color and sought after energy. Also known as Kundalini Quartz, as they are reputed to fully activate the spiralling energy linking all Chakras.
This can be a very intense experience as the energy spirals through each Chakra, so it’s best to be prepared for it energetically. Citrine is a type of Quartz, and the general properties of Citrine such as success, will power and others, also apply to Kundalini Quartz. Like other types of Citrine, Kundalini Quartz also does not accumulate negative energies.
Kundalini Citrine are magnificent pieces (the large ones looking like exquisite castles on hilltops). This photo is of my piece, which has twin energy in the two large points with their clusters crossing each other at center.
I seemed to be drawn to twin energy crystals yesterday, interestingly since I’ve been focused on the connection with my twin soul/flame Nestor the last few days. So I ended up bringing home two such twin pieces.
The second twin piece I was drawn to is a Spirit Quartz (one of two I took home yesterday, as their energy was just so sweet and lovely). Spirit Quartz is also known as Cactus Quartz, Faerie Quartz and Pineapple Quartz. Both Spirit Quartz that I was drawn to each had Citrine embedded in them, which is also more rare to find. They are a lovely pastel lilac with golden Citrine. This twin energy piece pictured, has just hints of Citrine at the heart core. The other piece I brought home was infused with spiraling Citrine clusters all around.
Spirit Quartz assists in manifesting the Higher Self through one’s human form. Used in meditation it brings peace of mind and freedom from fear. It gently releases the tensions of your conscious and unconscious fears, allowing you to truly live. Very cleansing and purifying for the aura. Stimulates the Crown Chakra, helps to harmonize the levels of the aura, the Chakras, meridians and the physical body, brings high frequency energy into the physical body, and dispels negative attachment and entities, as it repairs “holes” in the etheric body. Spirit Quartz balances the astral body and brings the Chakras and merdians up to their optimal level of functioning.
For more great information about these lovely pieces see: Spirit Quartz.
Looking forward to working with these lovely ones and to sharing the new Joyful Earth Crystal creations!
If interested in us procuring a custom piece for you, we can be commissioned by simply sending your requests and questions to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.