Category: Gemstones and Crystals

Fluorite: Healing and Magickal Properties

Fluorite is one of those crystals I can’t stop buying because I find them so amazingly pretty, especially the rainbow ones. They remind me of sweets, even though their energy to me doesn’t feel „sweet“. Yes, they are calming, but at the same time a bit rigid due to their cubic crystal system. I use them when I need calm logic, but that’s just my way of feeling fluorites. 

What is a Fluorite?

Fluorite is a mineral with a glassy luster that is often found in colors of purple, green, blue, and yellow. It is made of calcium fluoride and is a soft mineral with only a rating of 4 on Mohs scale of hardness. Fluorite is found in many places around the world! Fluorite has been used as an ornamental stone for centuries. It was popular among ancient Romans who believed that its blue color was a sign of purity and power. The Egyptians also used it to create beautiful sculptures and jewelry. It has been used by many more cultures as a talisman to ward off evil and bad luck.

Fluorite Stone Meaning

The word fluorite derives from the Latin root fluo-, meaning to flow. Fluorite is called the “stone of awareness” because it helps one become more aware of oneself and one’s surroundings. Fluorites are also known as “the philosophers stone” because they can be used for healing on an emotional level.

Healing Properties

This stone can help with anxiety, stress and even depression. When you have a fluorite in your life, you will be able to find peace within yourself and your surroundings.

Fluorites are healing stones that are typically used to heal the throat and heart chakras. The stone is green in color and it is found in various sizes. Fluorites can be used to heal a variety of conditions such as depression, pain, anger, and fear.

Magickal Properties

Fluorites are a type of gemstone that is often used for its magical properties. Fluorites are said to bring luck, wealth, and happiness to its owner.

Fluorites have been used for centuries as a way to bring good luck and fortune. It is also said to be the stone of love and is often gifted during weddings.

Fluorite is a stone that has been used in magic for centuries in many cultures all over the world. The ancient Greeks believed that it protects against negative energy, while the Chinese thought it was an amulet of protection against evil spirits.

It is said to be able to absorb negative energy and cleanse it from the aura. It is believed that it can absorb negative energy, and cleanse the aura from any impurities.

How to Work with Fluorite

The best way to work with fluorite is to wear it – either in your pocket or as jewelry. I myself prefer bracelets! But you can also put them on your altar or put them anywhere in your home!

Cleansing & Charging

As Fluorite is such a soft stone, don’t clean it with water. You can charge it in moon or sunlight. Smudge it or put it on an Amethyst for a few hours. 

Fluorite is a fantastic stone, so you should try it for yourself! 

Malachite: Healing and Magickal Properties

When I saw a Malachite for the first time, I actually thought it was made from polymer clay! The green swirls and patterns looked too handmade to be a gemstone, I thought. But, of course, I was wrong. Malachite is a beautiful crystal, with no stone looking like the other. So what does it do and which magical properties does it own?

What is a Malachite?

Malachite is a mineral that comes in various shades of green. It has a banded structure and can form different shapes. Malachite is a copper carbonate with the chemical formula CuCO3 (OH)2. It can be found all around the world!

Malachite is a stone that has been prized for centuries for its healing and magical properties. It was used by ancient Egyptians as protection against evil spirits.

The Romans used it to promote peace, harmony, and balance in the home. They also believed that Malachite would protect them from snake bites, venom, and scorpion stings.

Malachite: Stone Meaning

Abraham Gottlob Werner first described the Malachite in 1789. It was called the “mountain stone” because of its occurrence in mountainous regions. The name malachite comes from the Greek word for “mallow” because of its resemblance to this plant’s leaves.

Healing Properties of Malachite

The power of Malachite lies in its ability to bring balance back to the body and soul. This way, a Malachite can help with sleep problems, anxiety and depression, and it balances the emotions and enhances intuition and creativity. Malachite also has protective qualities that guard against negativity from others or self-sabotage.

The healing properties of malachite include: protection, grounding, balance, healing from within and without, stress relief, emotional support and more!

Magickal Properties of Malachite

Malachite has been used for centuries in magic and protection spells. The ancient Egyptians used it for protection against the evil eye, and today it is still used to ward off negative energy.

Malachite is a stone of transformation and change. It is said to have the ability to help with psychic abilities, as well. It has been used for centuries by many cultures as a protection against negative energy and bad luck.

How to work with Malachite

Malachite has been used for thousands of years for jewelry, and it is still a great idea to wear it as a necklace, bracelet or earrings. But it is also used to make pottery and other objects, which are a good way to keep your home clear of negative energies!

Cleansing & Charging a Malachite

You can clean any Malachite under warm running water and leave it in the sun or moonlight for a few hours to recharge it. If you have the feeling your Malachite needs more than this, then place it under a tree or even bury it on the earth for a few days. You will be amazed how powerful it will be afterwards!

Malachite makes the perfect companion and works as a shield against negativity. Wearing it, you will feel like being cared for, and isn’t this something we need at these difficult times?

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Amethyst: Healing and Magickal Properties

Amethyst is what I call an easy stone to get familiar with. It is widely available for good prices, as it is one of the most common gemstones found on Earth and you can get it in raw clusters, geodes or points or as jewelry. The properties of an amethyst are easy to access, so it is also a good stone for beginners in crystal magick. You should just be careful to buy natural amethyst, to get the most benefit from your crystal.

What is an Amethyst?

Amethysts are a purple variety of quartz that occurs in many shapes and sizes. The color varies from nearly translucent with only a hint of violet to a deep and dark purple.  The name comes from the Greek “amethystos” and is a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and even carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Meaning of Amethyst

Amethyst is a stone that is associated with spirituality and clarity. It can be used for many purposes, such as grounding, release and protection. The amethyst crystal is a powerful tool that can be used to protect against negativity and to promote positivity. It provides protection against negativity in the environment, as well as negative thoughts and feelings.

Healing Properties

Amethyst can help with depression and anxiety. Some people also like to place an amethyst under their pillow or rest it on their nightstand in order to promote a more peaceful sleep, to help battle insomnia and nightmares!

Magickal Properties

One of the most popular ways to use an amethyst crystal is by placing it on the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is located on the forehead, between your eyebrows, and it helps with a higher level of thinking. Placing an amethyst on this chakra activates your intuition and helps you see things more clearly.  You can also use amethyst in your witchcraft to enhance psychic abilities.

How to work with Amethysts

You can use an Amethyst in a lot of different ways. Wearing it as jewelry, i.e. as a necklace or bracelet, is one of the easiest ways to benefit from its properties. You can also sit and meditate with them and there are even facial and body creams available. You can also make Gem Water with an Amethyst as it shouldn’t be poisonous.

Cleansing & Charging

To cleanse an amethyst crystal, you can use sage or incense smoke to clear the negative energy from the stone. You can also use salt water and then allow it to dry out on a windowsill or in the sun for an hour before using it again. This will help remove any negative energy that may have accumulated over time.

If you are only just beginning with crystal magick an Amethyst will be a great stone for you to start experimenting with the energies of gemstones. Don’t buy the cheapest ones as they might be synthetic and rather go for one that is not perfect. 

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Larimar: Healing and Magickal Properties

I remember clearly when I held the first Larimar in my hands. I can feel the energies of stones in the palm of my hands and this one really threw me off guards. It was a mixture of peace, calmness and a strong longing to get home, even a bit of homesickness. It didn’t really make sense to me at that moment, but the more I learned about this wonderful crystal, the more I loved it.

What is a Larimar?

Larimar is a rare gemstone that is found only in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Its colors vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. There is a variety of pectolites, but while other kinds of pectolites are found in many locations, only Larimar has this unique blue coloration, which is the result of copper substitution for calcium in the volcanic surroundings.

Larimar Stone Meaning

Originally, Larimar was discovered by Miguel Mendez and was later rediscovered by a member of the peace corps. It was first given the name „Travelina“, but then got a new name, a mixture of the name of Mendez’s daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for „sea foam“, which makes sense when you look at it. It was also at first thought that the gemstone came from the sea, but actually it originated from the depths of Bahoruco Mountain Range.

Other names are: Blue Pectolite, Dolphin Stone, Setfilias Stone and Atlantic Stone.

The Atlantic Connection

Even if we still don’t know if the legendary Atlantis ever existed, the Larimar has been connected to it from when it was first discovered. In the Atlantis legends, blue stones play a role in communication with the people of Atlantis and, from the description, they could have been Larimars. My logical mind highly doubts that, but when I touch a Larimar I always feel this weird homesickness – even when I am at home! To be honest, I gave up on explaining this and simply took it as it is.  

Because the Larimar is such a new gemstone, there haven’t been any other mythologies or legends around it.

Healing Properties

Larimar can be used to heal emotional wounds, strengthen relationships and bring peace. Its soothing energy helps to release stress, anxiety and depression. Wearing Larimar jewelry can help us feel more grounded and at peace with ourselves. Larimar also helps with communication, creativity and intuition. Larimar can also be used to heal physical problems such as digestive disorders, skin conditions and arthritis and tries to release blockades in health. It can also help you release any negative feelings or thoughts that might be blocking you from moving forward with your life.

Magickal Properties

Larimar helps to ground your energies during spiritual work by connecting with the Earth’s energies. It is a protective stone that shields you against negativity and unwanted energy from other people or the environment. It can also protect against psychic attacks by shielding one’s aura from outside influences. Larimar is a stone of love that helps bring unconditional love into one’s life by opening up the heart chakra, so it is a good idea to put it on your heart chakra if you have feelings of guilt or anger. You can also put it on your third eye chakra to help with mental clarity.

How to work with Larimar’s

Like with so many gemstones, the Larimar works best when it touches your skin. So wearing jewelry with Larimar is the easiest way to benefit from it. But it is also a great addition to your office space – especially when you are on the phone or in online meetings all the time – or for your altar.

Cleansing & Charging

A Larimar can be cleansed best under running water or by smudging. Don’t let it soak in water for a long time! It can be charged in the light of the full moon or by putting it in a circle of Selenite crystals.

I find Larimar to be one of the most beautiful crystals with many healing properties. But as with every crystal, this is highly individual, and sometimes you just need the right time to get closer to a gemstone.  

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Crystals You Can Put Under Your Pillow

Crystals can hold powerful energy, which you can even feel, when you are sensible enough. The energy itself can help to protect you, soothe you, make you feel more enlightened, even ward off negative spirits. Crystals can also help you sleep better, relieve stress, and generally feel more positive. That is why it can be so beneficial to keep some crystals under your pillow while you are sleeping. Please remember to cleanse and charge them properly. And if they don’t feel right, choose another crystal, that you are drawn to! Also, please keep in mind that you should use it safely. If you can’t put a crystal in your bed without accidentally hurting yourself, rather put it on a nightstand or under the bed!

Amethyst

One of the best crystals you can put under your pillow is the amethyst. Amethyst has very cleansing and purifying properties. But it can also help you to sleep a little bit better! If you are looking for crystals to help with insomnia, or simply be calmer while you sleep, then this is the right crystal for you.  

Flourite

Another very calming crystal is fluorite. It not only helps you to calm your mind, but it can also get rid of some of those returning negative and anxious thoughts you might be struggling with. For many witches, having trouble sleeping is less about physical causes and more about your mental state. Because if you have too much going around in your head, your mind can’t quiet long enough to help you sleep.  Fluorite is also a great supporter of lucid dreams!

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is often associated with love and romance, but of course it can also be used for self-love. Rose quartz is perfect, if you feel you need to manifest more self-love while sleeping and if you have had confidence or self-esteem issues. It is also wonderful for giving you more emotional warmth and love, feeling more positive while you sleep, as it is a very gentle stone.

Howlite

The benefits of keeping a howlite stone under your pillow are very similar to that of amethyst. It is a calming and soothing crystal, that wards off negative energies and protects you from any bad vibrations that might lead to nightmares. It can also help to calm your mind and settle down for sleep.

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a wonderful protection crystal, so if you have been struggling with bad dreams lately, this is the perfect crystal for you. Not only can it protect you in your dreams, but also protect your energies from turning too negative from stressful or anxious thoughts. For this reason, you might also consider carrying this crystal with you throughout the day when you feel like you need some extra protection.  

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Crystals for Manifesting Money and Abundance

Crystals have been used for centuries as a way of tapping into the power of the Universe to manifest positive energy and bring about desired change. By simply holding a crystal in your hand, placing one on an altar, or wearing one as jewelry, you can align your energy with the most powerful force in existence: universal love. Here are three crystals that will help you to manifest money and abundance. 

Green Aventurine

If you want to manifest money and abundance, you can connect the energy of that goal with the energy of a crystal by using green aventurine. This is a crystal of opportunity, helping you to align your dreams of abundance with actions that will get you there.

Citrine

Citrine is often used for wealth and can be used to attract more money into your life. Not only will it help you find creative ideas for business ventures and other ways to make money, but it can offer more clarity when it comes to switching careers.

Pyrite

Pyrite can also be used for manifesting abundance and wealth. The natural energy of pyrite is about attracting more motivation into your life, which can then help you with abundance and success.

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Crystals for Transformation

Transformation your life can mean a wide range of things, such as transforming your physical appearance, or transforming your emotional strength or even your whole life. Here are some crystals that can help with any kind of transformation:

Labradorite

Labradorite is connected to the third eye and can be used for growth and personal transformation. Increasing your strength, giving you motivation for transformation, and helping with personal growth are just some of the uses of this multi-colored crystal.

Moonstone

Moonstone is good for both attracting love and transformation. Its calm energy helps to balance out your emotions. If you want a transformation but might be resistant to change, you need this for a lasting change.

Howlite

This isn’t one of the most common crystals, but it is a very powerful one, and you shouldn’t look past it. It helps balance the solar plexus and sacral chakras, giving you a balance in your own energies as well. It is a wonderful stone to be used on any type of personal journey.

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Crystals for Anxiety and Stress

Crystals can be a wonderful way to reduce stress and anxiety — but please keep in mind that if you suffer severely from both, go and see a doctor, get in therapy and take your medication! Crystals won’t heal anxiety but can be of great help and support!

You also have to find out what is the best way for you to have the crystals near you. You could put them in the pocket of your trousers, wear them as a necklace or bracelet, keep them near you on your desk or at your bedside. It just has to fit your needs! I used to wear them as a necklace till a few years ago and then switched to bracelets — why? I honestly don’t know, I am just following my intuition.

So here are three crystals you can use to reduce stress:

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz has an amazing calming presence, even by looking at it. When you touch it, it feels gentle and loving. Imagine using this crystal to help soothe your emotions and calm your thoughts, and you can see why it is the perfect energy. If you can wear a rose quartz near your heart chakra to get the most of it!

Black Tourmaline

Normal black isn’t a color associated with bringing calmness and reducing stress. But black tourmaline is one of the best crystals for anxiety and stress, because it absorbs all the negative energy you have around you, which is why it is so powerful for healing and protection. However, since it absorbs so much of the negative energy, it does need to be cleansed and charged more often than your other crystals.

Amethyst

Last but not least, amethyst is the perfect stone for reducing stress and anxiety. Any time you are struggling with your emotions, stress, or anxiety, you should consider using amethyst for spiritual practices. Even having it near you during meditation will help tremendously to manifest reduced stress and a calmer mind! Wearing one is also tremendously helpful.

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How to survive a gemstone fair

Last weekend I went to a gemstone fair, the first one since 2019. I simply love them and, of course, I spent too much money there. But even looking at all the amazing displays is amazing, and I felt happy and relaxed as well as inspired when I left.

Over the years, I gave myself a few rules on how to survive a gemstone fair and enjoy the experience. My first fair was a disaster as I was simply overwhelmed after a few minutes and felt like my kid in the Lego store, running from one stall to the next going oh and ah!  
So here are my personal rules on how to survive a gemstone fair!

Make a shopping list and stick to a budget.  

Yes, there are wonderful stones there, but which one do I really need for my magical work?  Of course, there are always crystals calling out to me, so I have to make tough decisions whether to get them or not.

Eat before going.  

At least when I am hungry, I can get mighty grumpy or might make wrong decisions when purchasing crystals. That’s why I eat something before a fair and always carry a snack with me, so I don’t run out of energy in the middle of the fair.

Don’t buy one at first sight.  

Yes, I want all the gems and I want them now. But first I discipline myself and have a good look around. Sometimes I find a better offer or even something I want more.

Don’t touch anything.

Yes, they all look beautiful, and seem to be smiling and sparkling at you. But even if you are not as sensitive as I am, it still might mess up your energy. After my first visit to such a fair, I felt like I was on drugs, simply because I had touched all the stones I liked! Now I start touching the stones only after my first look around!

Take a bag with you.  

Normally they offer wrapping paper and plastic bags, but I prefer them to have them in my backpack or a cotton bag.

Take notes or even better pictures of the names of the crystals you bought.


I have to admit I can be really forgetful of names, not only from people, but also from crystals. That’s why I started writing down their names or taking pictures from the name tags at the stall. This way I will remember the name!

From my kid: don’t throw the stones!

He just wanted me to add this. 😉

I hope that you can visit a gemstone fair soon and have some magical experiences there.