Harvest Moon Crystal Grid
September 5-7, 2017
Crystal grid with peppermint flowers and leaves, hydrangea flowers, amethyst, chrysocolla, clear quartz points and rose quartz
The design of the grid and the choice of materials was not planned but a result of creative flow in the moment. I like working this way because in the end, things always fall together more beautifully than I can ever plan for. I started with going out into the garden and picking some flowers. Feeling drawn to mint, I cut some of the flower/seed heads and leaves. Then I carefully cut a small piece of a light blue (almost white) Hydrangea flower head. The grid was built on inspiration, choosing from a range of crystals that just felt good to use. It was only after activating the grid with the desired intent that I went onto the internet to search for the correspondences of the plants and the crystals. I started the creation of the grid with the centrepiece: a large rose quartz candle holder. The candle was lit and the candle holder was decorated with peppermint leaves and three hydrangea flowers. Then four peppermint flowers for the four directions and each based and topped with a hydrangea flower. Next came four flowers in-between the direction flowers, so that now we have 8 radials (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW). I felt inspired to create an amethyst circle between these flowers, connecting them. Then the NE, SE, SW and NW radials were each made with 2 chrysocollas and 1 amethyst (again the 3 symbolism). The pointed clear quartz crystals where then put in-between every radial to enhance the core’s outward energy, flowing through the ‘window’ of amethysts. Then each direction flower got a clear quartz point as well but this time I felt the tip needing placing facing inward, towards the centre, as to attract the energy that is sent outwards, back in. Harvest theme. Lastly, the rose quartz crystals wanted to form the outer circle, connecting the outer ‘harvest’ crystal points. It felt like a energetic barrier of higher love so that what is attracted, is filtered by the quality of rose quartz before entering. Likewise, what is sent outwards from the centre will be filtered by the quality of the amethysts before leaving the grid boundary. The intention from the rose quartz centre would be strengthened by the quality of clear quartz, chrysocolla and amethyst.
Maybe nice to mention that the rose quartz candle holder was a gift from participants that went on the last Sacred Journey (just before pausing those journeys to be with Skye in her last years) and the table was an inheritance from my late dear friend Marie Collette, both items hold special memories.
Dowsing the crystal grid’s energy field (aura):
The diameter of the crystal grid was 30 paces wide before grid activation and 80 paces wide after activation, which is an almost threefold increase.
After the grid was activated, I found this information about the plants and crystals used:
Planetary Association: Venus
Main magical uses: cleansing, dreams, happiness, healing, love, purification, release, renewal, rest, transformation. Fresh mint laid on the altar will call good spirits to be present and aid you in magic.
Magical Uses: Used in attracting love, promotion of fidelity, used in moon magic, to attract whatever you desire. It is also used to bring blessings. It also stands for friendship, devotion, and understanding.
Plant meanings sourced via: http://herbalriot.tumblr.com
Stone of Communication
Chyrsocolla is first and foremost a Stone of Communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue colour discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character.
Chrysocolla is a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a stone of the Goddess, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within themselves. It is the stone of forgiveness, peace, and the strengthening of emotional bonds. It encourages compassion, and helps us recover our natural spontaneity.
Chrysocolla is a teaching stone, encouraging us to reveal our highest knowledge so that others may benefit from our experiences. This may come in the form of speaking lovingly to a friend and offering insights, a teacher to a student, or by simply modelling the power of words, chosen wisely with knowledge of their impact in the world.
Chrysocolla is a talisman of musicians. It is an excellent charm for learning new musical instruments or joining a choir, orchestra or theatre group, and to have the confidence to play in public. The highest form of Chrysocolla is Gem Silica, a crystallized form in which the Chrysocolla is infused in Quartz, offering a magnified version of all the Chrysocolla energies, and is the best for producing and/or experiencing sacred sound. Those who chant, sing or speak mantras will benefit most from Gem Silica. (You’re on my wish list, Gem Silica!)
This stone’s calming effect helps with nervous disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
On an emotional level, Chrysocolla teaches the value of both expression and the virtue of keeping silent. Chrysocolla opens bottled emotions that block the mind from thinking clearly, and stimulates balance and wholeness.
Chrysocolla is powerful for opening and stimulating the Throat Chakra, allowing one to channel the loving knowledge of the heart to others. It allows for clear communication of one’s innate inner wisdom, even discerning what that wisdom may be. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras.
Also aligning with the Heart Chakra, Chrysocolla calms and helps ease emotional heartache, providing strength and balance. It further increases the capacity to love. The Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Chrysocolla stimulates the initiative qualities of one’s character to release the distress of negative emotions and further the understanding of others. By accepting the perfection of the universe, it provides insights necessary to help re-align the physical body, intellect and emotions. This self-awareness and inner balance imparts confidence and enhances personal power. It helps one attune to the Earth and communicate with its spiritual forces, providing direction to do what is required to help the Earth heal itself.
Crystal of Unconditional Love
The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine.
Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word.
To call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship. As a stone of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.
Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal, excellent for use in trauma or crisis, including the emotional upheaval of mid-life crisis. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. It is also an excellent stone for comforting grief.
Rose Quartz stimulates the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It aids in relieving tension and stress, palpitations or skipped beats, and may stabilize irregular heart rhythm. It is ideal for premature babies or young children with heart weakness or disease, or anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart.
The soft pink emanations of Rose Quartz comforts and heals any wounds the heart has suffered, penetrating the inner chambers of the Heart Chakra where emotional experiences are recorded and stored. It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears and resentments suppressing the heart’s ability to give and receive love, and replaces it with healing, comfort and inner nourishment. A deep sense of personal fulfilment and energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment can become a personal reality.
Rose Quartz is the healer for these internal wounds, erasing the primal imprints and reprogramming the heart to accept the infinite source of love that comes from within the self. Only after learning to give love to the self is it possible to truly love others.
Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, and purifying and opening the heart at all levels.
Rose Quartz also balances the yin-yang energy, and can bring all the other chakras into harmony and unity with the Heart. With the power of its light red rays, Rose Quartz gently stimulates the Base Chakra to help rejuvenate the physical body. Located at the base of the spine, the Base Chakra controls the energy for kinaesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When it is in balance, the physical body gains strength and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power.
Rose Quartz is feminine in tone and one of the stones of the Great Mother. It not only activates the human Heart Chakra, it also links with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the Universe. Its vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment, fear and suspicion, and brings the Light of healing, the rebirth of hope and faith in the benevolence of the Universe.
The Perfect Jewel
Rock Crystal (Clear Quartz), the six-sided prisms of pure light and energy known as the Perfect Jewel. In its sparkling light is contained the entire colour spectrum.
In the metaphysical world, Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Even the smallest is imbued with the properties of a master healer teacher. Ancients believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the Divine.
Today’s healers agree, believing crystals are living beings, incredibly old and wise, and willing to communicate when an individual is open and ready to receive. Wearing, carrying or meditating with a Clear Quartz crystal opens the mind and heart to higher guidance, allowing the realm of Spirit to be transmitted and translated into the world of physical form.
Resonating at the level of an individual’s needs, Clear Quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfilment of one’s prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur.
Throughout history, Clear Quartz has been valued by nearly every civilization as far back as Atlantis and Lemuria, where the sun’s power was believed to be harnessed through a crystal as a source of solar energy refraction. They, along with Native American Indians, African tribes, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Romans, Scots and countless other cultures used Clear Quartz in diagnostic healing, meditations and spiritual development, as religious objects and in funerary rites, and to dispel evil and magical enchantments.
Quartz crystal is valued for its piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, by which it can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. It has the ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy. The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make Clear Quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom.
Clear Quartz is excellent for amplifying the energies of other stones or to enhance groups of stones, and is ideal for gridding. It is the perfect base material for wands, staffs, templates, etc.
Clear Quartz produces a force field of healing negative ions while clearing the surroundings of positive ions, protecting the aura. It dispels static electricity, and cancels out the harmful effects of radiation and radioactivity.
Clear Quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state.
Clear Quartz acts as a deep soul cleanser, purifying and enhancing the body’s internal structure and surrounding subtle bodies to connect the physical dimension with the mind. It focuses on inner negativity and stimulates positive thoughts and feelings in its place. With a better perception of the world, Quartz increases awareness and clarity in thinking, and provides enhanced energy, perseverance and patience, teaching one to live, laugh and love with all of humanity.
Because Clear Quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at all of the colour frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras, but can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centers simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light. Clear Quartz is particularly useful for stimulating the Crown Chakra.
As a connection between the physical dimension and the spiritual, Clear Quartz enhances communication with plants, animals, minerals, and in speaking with and receiving information from the Divine and other-worldly masters, teachers and healers. Its natural tendency is for harmony and brings a sense of purpose to those who resonate with it.
The Artist’s Stone
Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.
In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem. To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial. In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences.
Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments.Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success.
Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts, especially in darker shades. It assists endeavours where new, original results need to be created using tools and methods of the past. It is often used as the Artist’s Stone, the Composer’s Stone, the Inventor’s, Poet’s and Painter’s Stones. Keep an Amethyst crystal or cluster in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force.
Called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile.
Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy.
Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance.
Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers. It is also referred to as the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that over time, transcends the carnal union and gives way to deeper connection and a more soulful communion.
Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center.
Amethyst helps in identifying the root causes behind one’s negative behaviours, habits and emotional patterns that create imbalance and disease. It also helps one understand the reality of cause and effect in behaviour, and assists in better decision making.
Called “the soul stone,” Amethyst assists in understanding and connecting to the eternal existence of the soul and initiates one’s own deep soul experiences.
Amethyst carries a high, sweet energy, particularly stimulating to the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the Brow Chakra. It is a quiet colour, one of mystery and wisdom and judgement.
Imbalances of the Crown Chakra are treated with Light Violet crystals. Their violet rays have the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.
Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration of humility and devotion to the Divine. It is highly conducive to stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to that which is greater than the self. Amethyst also stimulates the higher mind to receive one’s spiritual power as a creation of the Divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom and guidance that is offered.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments. It is a valuable protection for those doing psychic or intuitive work, and enhances personal environments with a healing and protective circle of Light.
Crystal meanings sourced via: https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclo…/crystal-guide
Harvest Moon Crystal Grid