Arachnae's Metaphysics

Crystals and Gemstones

Crystals have always been considered unusual and powerful items, and they have many roles in modern spiritual life.

They can be used to represent the Earth element for your altar, direct or store your personal energy or energy you draw from other sources, serve as a focus for meditation or scrying, and much more.

Many believe that each type of crystal has a vibration associated with it that can be used to help 'tune up' your own physical body. They are also thought to have affinities for particular types of spellwork; some stones are recommended for drawing love to you, or prosperity, for instance.

And of course, they're quite beautiful, which is a kind of power in its own right.

Select them by holding them in your cupped hands and asking them if they want to come home with you - you can often feel the answer through your palms. Use crystals for cleansing, healing, dowsing, drawing or directing, or just admire them for themselves.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Moldavite - the Extraterrestrial Stone

This stone is sometimes called the Crystal from Outer Space or the
Stone that Fell to Earth, to reflect its putatively extraterrestrial
origins. It is found only in the Moldau Valley in the Czech Republic, the result of a meteor strike some millions of years ago. The crystal is
translucent and a clear green color, darker than peridot, and of a
slightly 'olive' shade. (more)
FEATURED ARTICLE:  Citrine - the Merchant Stone
Citrine is a form of quartz, as is amethyst. It is characterized by its yellow color, which can range from a pale 'white wine' to a deep coppery topaz. It is often confused with the rarer and more expensive topaz, which is harder. Citrine has a hardness of 7, topaz is 8.  (more)