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Yogamint articles relating to Gemstones

  • 12-Sep-2012

    Rock Your Chakras

    Aura-Clearing Crystals

    The chakras are swirling vortexes of light, color and vibration. Your chakras absorb the energy of your surroundings and project energy into your aura as a psychic shield. The best ...

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  • 05-Sep-2012

    Vivacious Venus

    Planetary Days of the Week

    Venus—Goddess of love and beauty—is the planetary orb ruling Friday. The Morning or Evening Star is revered as the light of inspiration and a beacon of truth, goodness and purity. Important to...

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  • 11-Jul-2012

    Joyful Jupiter

    Planetary Days of the Week

    Thursday’s planetary ruler is the largest planet in our solar system, considered to be the most auspicious. Jupiter is associated with luck, youth, wisdom, integrity and grace, protecting and enlightening.

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  • 04-Jul-2012

    Glow with Garnet

    Gemstone of Prosperity

    Garnets are the quintessential stone of prosperity, used to manifest abundant wealth and income for millennia in cultures around the world. It’s known as the stone for...

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  • 02-May-2012

    Ancient Shiva Lingam

    Healing Stone of India

    The Shiva Lingam stone comes from India, specifically from the Narmada River, an inlet of the sacred Ganges. Once collected from the riverbed, the samples are usually polished and given...

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  • 04-Apr-2012

    Kundalini Rising

    Serpentine Mala Meditation

    Serpentine gets its name from the “yellow-green” colors on the skin of a snake. This lesser-known stone is made of magnesium silicate and often contains magnetite...

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  • 29-Feb-2012

    Martian Tuesday

    Planetary Days of the Week

    Tuesday’s planetary ruler is feisty Mars, commander-in-chief of the celestial forces. The Red Planet embodies constructive and destructive masculine energy.

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  • 08-Feb-2012

    Everything's Rosy

    Rose Quartz - The Love Stone

    Rose quartz is ruled by the planet Venus and is associated with mysticism, beauty, romance and love. Use rose quartz for matters of the heart—it is also known to enhance creativity...

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  • 01-Feb-2012

    Crystal Medicine

    Stones for Healing Depression

    Crystals are strong allies in the remediation of emotional issues, including depression. Crystal therapy enhances healing, especially in conjunction with meditation.

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  • 01-Dec-2011

    No Stone Unturned

    Choosing a Healing Crystal

    Crystals and healing stones appeal mainly to the sense of sight and touch. If a crystal is beneficial, you are bound to like its shape and the way it feels when you touch it.

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  • 15-Sep-2011

    Stone of Protection

    Transform with Lapis

    As we enter the Age of Aquarius, many people are experiencing major changes on all levels—emotionally, mentally and spiritually. You may feel anxious, have trouble sleeping or experience fear...

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  • 08-Sep-2011

    Crystal Clear Vibrations

    Understanding Healing Stones

    Crystal therapy is an ancient healing art that calls on the vibrations of healing stones and crystals. Healing stones are those which absorb light or reflect it poorly, such as black tourmaline or biotite...

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  • 18-Aug-2011

    Romancing the Stone

    Heart-Centered Sugilite

    Show some love for sugilite —a lovely stone that opens and centers your heart chakra and balances and realigns all of the other chakras. Sugilite emanates Love!

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  • 09-Jun-2011

    Heaven-Sent Stone

    Regal Blue Sapphire

    It’s believed that Moses was given the Ten Commandments on a plate made out of sapphire, which makes this gemstone one of the most sanctified of all semi-precious and precious stones.

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  • 05-May-2011

    Travel with Hematite

    Mala Meditation on the Go

    Hematite is a wonderful stone for travel. One of hematite’s many qualities is the ability to ground you, creating a balance between the physical and the spiritual. Hematite is sometimes used as a “worry...

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  • 14-Apr-2011

    Royal Diamonds

    Gems of Purity and Light

    Since ancient times, diamonds were believed to exert favorable influence on the owner, providing strength, courage and invincibility. It was the talisman of Julius Caesar, Louis IV and Napoleon.

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  • 03-Mar-2011

    Jade for Prosperity

    Sacred Mala Meditation

    Most scholars agree that the earliest use of prayer beads (“mala”) originates in India in the 8th century B.C. The word mala in Sanskrit translates roughly as “precious garland.”

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  • 20-Jan-2011

    The Healer's Stone

    Emeralds for Compassion

    Emeralds are a symbol of love and good fortune. It’s said that if a man and woman present each other with an emerald stone their love grows over time and becomes permanent.

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  • 14-Oct-2010

    Garlands of Peace

    Malas and Meditation

    By nature, the mind tends to wonder off during meditation. The mala (garland of beads) acts as a tool for counting repetitions and enhancing your meditation through the use of gemstones, mudras...

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  • 09-Sep-2010

    The Goddess Peridot

    Gem of the Sun

    When Hawaiian natives first discovered Peridot in the black sands of volcanoes, they believed the clear, green gemstones were the tears of the Volcano Goddess Pele

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  • 17-Jun-2010

    The Mother Stone

    Pearls for Perception

    Pearls are sometimes called the teardrops of the moon, as they naturally carry the calming, peaceful healing energy of the sea, and are very protective.

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  • 11-Mar-2010

    Hello Yellow

    Sapphires for Well Being

    The yellow sapphire is the helper of the Hindu god Ganesha. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles; in moving things out of the way, he also brings prosperity into the home.

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  • 14-Jan-2010

    The Pharaoh's Power Stone

    Mighty Malachite

    Malachite has a long history with the Egyptian culture going as far back as 4000 B.C. It was one of the primary gemstones used for power by the ruling class...

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  • 12-Nov-2009

    The Seafarer Talisman

    Relax with Aquamarine

    Lose your concerns in this green and blue ocean, releasing fear and anxiety to the Sea Goddess and replacing your old beliefs with blissful knowledge and trust.

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  • 17-Sep-2009

    The Eastern Diamond

    The Green Energy of Jade

    An old Chinese legend tells of an Ancient King who, falling deathly ill, was cured by wearing a jade stone. Many believe that jade transfers its virtues into the body.

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