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It’s been so long since I’ve posted a Focus entry. Today is a bit gray and rainy, a nice break from the heat and humidity, so it seemed like an appropriate time. It feels like ages since my mind and body worked together. I suppose the rain feels a bit cleansing.

I’ve always thought snowflake obsidian was lovely. This volcanic stone has been a favorite of mine for ages, but it also is associated with some strong emotional healing properties. Please feel free to post any questions or share an experience in the comments!

Focus: Snowflake Obsidian ::

Snowflake Obsidian is commonly used to/ balance body, mind, and spirit

provide center and focus in a chaotic environment or situation

remove negativity from a person or space

bring attention to ingrained behaviors and patterns, bring negative emotions to surface

found/ worldwide, easily obtained

astrological sign/ Capricorn, Virgo | chakra/ root

for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / to clear negative energy in a space: cypress, frankincense, palo santo, sage

release negative emotions: blue tansy, cedarwood, orange, SARA blend from Young Living (contact me for information on wholesale pricing with YL)

Strangely, aside from a ring, I do not have a single piece of snowflake obsidian in my own collection. Nuts, right? I’d like to remedy that as soon as possible. I love the wand shown below.

Focus: Snowflake Obsidian ::

1. oxidized sterling earrings : Erin Austin / 2.  6-sided wand : Healing Crystals / 3.  crescent moon ring : Rising Tide Jewellery

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I was looking back on older GF posts and was surprised that I have yet to feature amethyst! It’s one of my personal favorites, and aside from opal (my birthstone), is the one crystal I’ve ever felt any true resonance with. While I have always enjoyed having rose quartz in my living space, amethyst serves more than an aesthetic purpose, at least when it comes down to my own experience. Gemstone healing is an incredibly personal process, and I think a large part of it comes simply from personal affirmation and association. Our senses, and how they connect to our own experiences and memory, play such an important role in any healing process.


(images via Crystal River Gems & Healing Crystals)

Amethyst  is a fairly common form of quartz crystal, and is a popular stone in healing and meditation practice. It pairs well with clear quartz. This stone is said to have the power to purify, protect, and heal, and has also been known to help with lucid dreaming and dream recall. For me, amethyst helps with anxiety, and opens my mind to creative practice. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I can no longer make art when feeling angry or panicked. While painting and drawing used to be my main (and often only) outlet for these kinds of negative feelings, I now need to feel mostly at peace for anything to flow through my fingers. Art is now the result of positive emotional change, rather than the cause of that change. It took me some time to realize that this had changed for me, and the process was a frustrating one. I am still getting used to it. My brain is far too often tied up in other things, but when I focus and find balance, paint and paste meet paper. It may simply be a matter of providing myself with structured time for both meditation and art making.

Amethyst is commonly used to/ ease anxiety, and provide balance and serenity

cope with grief and loss

dispel negativity

aid in dream recall


found/ worldwide

astrological sign/ AquariusCapricornPiscesVirgo | chakra/ third eye, crown

for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / to help ease anxiety: lavender, clary sage, or citrus oils

for vivid dreams or lucid dreaming: rose, clove,  helichrysum, or sandalwood


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Focus: Citrine //

commonly used to/ cleanse and energize

heighten self-discipline

open the mind for creative and healing processes

ease symptoms of depression

found/ United States, Brazil, France, Madagascar, United Kingdom

astrological signAries, Gemini, Leo, Libra | chakra/ Sacral, Solar Plexus, Crown

for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / Envision™ blend, Purification® blend (both Young Living), peppermint, rosemary


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commonly used to/ protect

absorb negative energy

aid in decision making

encourage good fortune

provide a resource during times of stress and grief

found/ Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, United States

astrological sign/ Leo, Capricorn | chakra/ root

for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / cedar, frankincense, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood

gem focus: onyx //

1. black onyx stacking ring,  Birka Scandanavian / 2. Tala armband, Free People / 3. 6-faceted massage wand, Healing Crystals

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commonly used to/ protect, shield from negative energy

promote emotional well being


balance energy

found/ Chile, Germany, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

astrological sign/ Leo | chakra/ root, heart, throat, crown

You can buy some easy-to-hold tumbled pyrite (Spain) through Healing Crystals. Thank you for checking out my affiliates; I appreciate your support!

pyrite ::

1. sterling pyrite necklace, etco / 2. two tier pyrite and spike necklace, dapht / 3. black pyrite silver arrow vane ring, The Stray Arrow

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