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Caution: Much is being made of the safety of certain crystals as part of an anti-crystal healing movement. So be aware that the following crystals may contain toxic elements bound up within them but that very few crystals are overtly toxic especially when handled sensibly. If you are at all concerned, where possible use as a polished/tumbled stone. Always make crystal essence by the indirect method and wash your hands after handling:

Actinolite, Adamite, Andaluscite, Ajoite, Alexandrite, Almandine Garnet, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Aragonite, Arsenopyrite, Atacamite, Aurichalcite, Axinite, Azurite, Beryl, Beryllium, Biotite (ferrous), Bixbite, Black Tourmaline, Boji-stones, Bornite, Brazillianite, Brochantite, Bumble Bee Jasper, Cavansite, Cassiterite, Celestite, Cerrusite, Cervanite, Chalchantite, Chalcopyrite (Peacock Ore), Crocoite, Chryolite, Chrysoberyl, Chrysocolla, Chrysotile, Cinnabar, Conichalcite, Copper, Covellite, Cuprite, Diopside, Dioptase, Dumortierite, Emerald, Epidote, Garnet, Gem Silica, Galena, Garnierite (Falcondoite), Goshenite, Heliodor, Hessonite Garnet, Hiddenite, Jadeite, Jamesonite, Iolite, Kinoite, Klinoptilolith, Kunzite, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Lazurite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Magnetite, Malachite, Malacholla, Marcasite, Messina Quartz, Mohawkite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Moqui Balls, Morganite, Orpiment, Pargasite, Piemontite, Pietersite, Plancheite, Prehnite, Psilomelane, Pyrite, Pyromorphite, Quantum Quattro, Que Sera, Realgar, Realgar and Orpiment, Renierite, Rhodolite Garnet, Ruby, Sapphire, Serpentine, Spessartine Garnet, Smithsonite, Sodalite, Spinel, Spodumene, Staurolite, Stibnite, Stilbite, Sugilite. Sulphur. Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tiffany Stone, Tigers Eye, Topaz, Torbenite, Tourmaline, Tremolite, Turquoise, Uvarovite Garnet, Uranophane, Valentinite, Vanadinite, Variscite, Vivianite, Vesuvianite, Wavellite, Wulfenite, Zircon, Zoisite

Anorthosite/Northosite: the Mystery Genesis Rock

Anorthosite, also known as Northosite rock from earth is often sold as ‘the mystery stone’. It’s a plagioclase feldspar and is related to Labradorite – and to the rocks of the moon. It is one of the most ancient of rocks, both lunar and terrestrial.

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Lapis Lace Onyx

Lapis Lace Onyx is a mix of Blue Onyx and Scheelite. It is a deeply grounding stone which, especially when combined with Blue Kyanite, softly aligns and centres between the Stellar Gateway chakra above the head and the Gaia Gateway below the feet. If the connection to the higher chakras has been broken, it heals it. Although Lapis Lace Onyx exerts a strong downwards ‘pull’, it is not a heavy stone. The centering is smooth, rather like surfing the energies. Holding the stone, you become one with the earth and at peace with being in incarnation.

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Yowah Nut: The Polarity Balancer

A fairly-new-to-the-market stone that is perfect for Libra and everyone else who needs to find balance in their lives, Yohwah Nut is a beautiful Opal concretion found only in Queensland, Australia. Sometimes with brightly coloured opalescent windows, at other times a more grounded and resolute brown with fiery veins. Both are extremely potent. When I unpacked them, I discovered just how good they are at instantly raising kundalini. Here’s what I’ve just written about it for The Crystal Companion (which has a severely restricted word count so you’re touching the pure essence of the stone here):

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Tanzurine: Cherry Quartz and Emerald Quartz

This beautiful combination is now being sold as a pair under the name Tanzurine. It is perfect for August which is the heart-centred Leo month. Leos are here to learn about the power of keeping the heart centre open no matter what. Not in a pouring it all out indiscriminately way, but as a gentle expansive energy that brings the three-chambered heart chakra into balance (see Crystal Prescriptions 4 for more details on this high vibration chakra that brings together the heart, higher heart and heart seed chakras). Here’s what I wrote to a strict word count, very compressed and concise. (There’s more info below.)

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

My crystal group described Rainbow Lattice sunstone as ‘disconnecting from our 3D matrix to plug into a much vaster, multidimensional picture that was the proto-matrix for creation.’ It took about half an hour to figure out what we meant by that! This is a quantum-field crystal. We felt it had a lighter, rather than higher, frequency than crystals we’d assessed previously. Something finer and purer – purity was a word that came up constantly in connection with the crystal.

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Grape Chalcedony (Grape Agate)

This stone takes you into a deep state of meditation: instantly. It also helps you to tune into the wonderland that is all around you (see the Grape Chalcedony blog). Composed of tiny spheres naturally bonded together, comforting Grape Chalcedony is perfect for creating a peaceful community. This tranquil stone has a gentleness within its somewhat spiky exterior that assists you in letting down your defences and opening your heart to peaceful cooperation. It draws together like-minded people who work for the good of the planet and who may need mutual support in challenging times. It reminds you that, even when you seem to be totally alone, there is always support available from the spiritual realms. A stone of inspiration that encourages trust, Grape Chalcedony facilitates finding your karmic strengths.

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