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Bloodstone: Put a Little Pep Into Your Step

Birthstone: March

Zodiac: Pisces, Libra, Aries

Numerical Vibration: 4, 6

I always wonder why gemstones come into my life. When I began my reiki journey I was drawn to incorporate my passion and knowledge of stones into my work. A few years ago my teacher and I were having a conversation about what gemstones she wanted in a mala that I was going to create for her. She was vague in her response. Pausing she gave me a test. What did I see that she needed? What would serve her the best? I’ve worked with gemstones for most of my life, starting with collecting polished nuggets as a child. But this challenge from my teacher seemed scary. I did not want to mess up! What did it mean to see what was “calling” to me in a gemstone? 

Looking back at this challenge I just laugh at what I was stressed out about understanding. Was my teacher setting me up for my path as an energy worker? I’ll simply say, “YES!” Since this question has been presented to me, it has been repeated many times from people searching for support in their lives. One of my clientele niches is that of runners. This is where bloodstone enters this blog. While assisting runners with conditioning through reiki and yoga the question of best gemstone for endurance has come up multiple times. Through my research, bloodstone is by far my favorite. And here’s why…

Bloodstone is a beautiful dark green and red stone that connects to both the Root and Heart Chakras. As a runner I appreciate the connection to the Earth with each step. Breathing the air, and being a part of something larger than me will never lose its charm. Then there is the connection to the heart, or the blood flow of the body while running. Go ahead. Get that heart rate up. Feel the beating of this amazing piece of you. When you are running out of gas, I invite you to shift that mindset to this constant beat. You’ve got this! Take that deep breath to reset and feel your tank get that mental fuel it needs. 

So how do I bring the power of bloodstone into my run? I have created easy to wear power bracelets in the past, and wear it for all my long runs and races. I also recommend tucking a polished nugget into the little key pouch most running pants have along the waistline. If you are out during mosquito time, bloodstone is said to repel these nasty pests too.

Now that I’ve been working with reiki in combination of gemstone applications for my clients I get called to use specific gemstones for support often during our session. I also look at what connection that particular stone has with me. For instance, bloodstone is a stone that connects to my birth month and zodiac sign. 

If bloodstone doesn’t call to you, and you are still looking for a gemstone for endurance support you can also try carnelian and moss agate.

Coincidently all these stones are great with my work with fertility and pre/postnatal care. But that’s for another blog.

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Amethyst: The Dream Stone

Birthstone: February

Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Capricorn

Numerical Vibration: 3

Chakra: Crown

 

Amethyst is my favorite calming stone, one that I use for many reasons. It’s not only the stone for my zodiac sign, but also my numerical vibration. I have used amethyst for calming the minds of pregnant clients during pregnancy, helping with insomnia and overcoming fear. My first use for amethyst with a client was to aid in sleep and to calm her dreams. Placing a nice-sized, flat, round stone Amethyst on the forehead is great in treating a headache, too!

 

In working with my friend during her pregnancy, I used that stone to assist her in calming down, letting go of fears she had, and helping relax her while breathing through her physical tensions. In addition, I suggested that she place her raw amethyst near her bed to bring awareness to this time of day, to go to sleep and to encourage pleasant dreams once she got there.

 

Amethyst is also a great stone to place around the house to assist in cleansing the energy. It’s almost that time of year again – spring cleaning! I like to reserve enough time while scrubbing the house to open windows, smudge each room with sage and set an intention for our home. Amethyst helps to remove collected negativity and release a sense of calm in the air. In addition, I keep amethyst in my son’s room all the time to help him when he’s upset or needs to use his room to calm down.

 

Amethyst is one of the few “Traveler’s Stones” that I keep in the car, too, as it offers protection while on the road.

 

Possible Crystal Grid Intention: Calming

Great stones to grab for this Calming Grid are: Quartz Crystal, Citrine, Amethyst and Rose Quartz.

Quartz Crystal: The “Master Healer” is used a lot in grids, as they can be programmed to assist with any intention.

Amethyst: Known for its ability to relieve stress and anxiety.

Rose Quartz: This heart cakra stone is very soothing and calming. I feel like a lot of the anxiety I’ve worked with stems from emotional issues. So if we can reveal what is possibly troubling you with a relationship with someone else, or yourself, we can use those soothing vibrations to help let go and move on to a better peace of mind.

Citrine: The “Merchant Stone” is wonderful to bring in prosperity and abundance into your life. If the lack of funds is what is keeping you up at night, not only enjoy its presence in your grid, but also find a spot for a nugget in your purse or cash box.