Welcoming White

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As a colour often associated with angels and spirituality, white is symbolic of purity, innocence and wholeness. It is connected to both beginnings and endings. From marriage and christenings, to a symbol of death in some cultures, white captures the spiritual cycle of life.

  • White contains an equal balance of all colours and represents both positive and negative aspects.

  • As a colour that represents cleanliness and purity, white is worn by brides and doctors in Western culture.

  • White empties the mind and creates mental clarity.

  • White gemstones can help to clear emotional clutter and assist in creating new beginnings.

  • White is considered to be a powerful colour in Feng Shui and is linked to the element of metal.

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STONES OF THE MONTH

Apophyllite

Apophyllite assists in creating deep meditative states and is a powerful stone to use in connecting with the angelic or spiritual realms. In India, this stone has been used in the ‘art of gazing’ due to its reflective qualities.

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Selenite

Selenite can be used when working with the third eye, crown and soul star chakras. It’s a powerful cleansing and purifying stone that is also useful when connecting to angels, guides and spirit.

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Howlite

The calming power of howlite makes it an excellent stone to ease insomnia and nightmares in children. It eases an overactive mind and helps to reduce stress and pain.

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Hematite

A primary grounding stone, hematite counteracts feelings of spaciness and confusion. Connecting to the root chakra, it helps to manifest ethereal energies into the physical plane.

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Angel Aura Quartz

Angel Aura Quartz carries a loving and kind energy. Meditating with this crystal allows one to enter a state of serenity and peace, purification and rest, and to go beyond the body to perceive and receive help from one’s angel guides.

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Connect With Guardian Angels

“Angels assist us in connecting with a powerful yet gentle force, which encourages us to live life to the fullest.''

Denise Linn

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Guardian angels are like our personal bodyguards. They protect us from harm, guard us, strengthen us and help us communicate with the spiritual realm.

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Ever present, the angels are here to help us. Because they operate on a different frequency, there are things we can do to strengthen the bond.

  • Pay attention to non verbal signals; goosebumps, smells and sounds are all ways our senses tune in and alert us to the presence of guardian angels.

  • Ask for help and be receptive. The angels are waiting for us to be open to receiving their assistance.

  • Use a tool that can help you tune in. Oracle or tarot cards contain deep symbolism and meaning which can assist you in understanding a message.

  • Pendulums are also powerful tools that strengthen intuition and give access to insights.

  • Keep a journal and take note of dreams, signs, and intuitive impressions. This is a way to create a habit while tracking your progress.

  • Align yourself with a higher vibration through meditation. Before meditating ask your angel to give you a sign and be open to the messages your receive. Be patient as the sign may take a while to manifest on the physical realm.



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The Mystical Solstice

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Celebrating Summer

As we approach the longest day of the year, pausing to honour the cycle we are entering is a powerful way to engage the energy of the transition from winter into summer. Scientifically, the summer solstice occurs when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. Due to the angle of the earth, it is the moment when the North Pole is nearest to the sun. This happens every year between June 20th and June 22nd and as an official kickoff to summer, it’s an event that has been celebrated for thousands of years.

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The Pagan Way

Pagans refer to the day of the solstice as ‘Litha’. It is symbolic of a battle between the Oak King who rules from winter to summer and the Holly King who rules from summer to winter. The battle between light and dark is a time to reflect on our own battle between the light and dark within ourselves. By focusing on the light of consciousness, we can drive away the darkness.

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Honour the Outdoors

The best way to celebrate solstice is to be outside. Fire is the element associated with the day as it symbolizes light and inspiration. Building a bonfire and reflecting on your innermost desires can set an intention for the upcoming cycle. If you cannot light a fire, meditate with an orange or yellow candle and reflect on how the energy of the solstice is reflected in your own life.

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Another way to honour the day is to wake at sunrise and connect to the energy of the transition. Scatter some orange and yellow flowers in a circle around you and place crystals in the centre. Meditate within the circle as the sun begins to rise. Feel the energies of fire, abundance and bounty and welcome them into your life. Give thanks for what you have been rewarded with and allow the energy of renewal to cleanse any lingering negativity.


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Sunny Summer Energy

Create your own sunshine!

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Connected to the power of the sun, yellow is the most luminous of all the colours. It symbolizes happiness, creativity and optimism. Identified with the colour of the solar plexus chakra, yellow is the colour of intellect and personal power. Surround yourself with the sunny energy of yellow and ignite the spark of enthusiasm and joy.

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Featured Stones of the Month

To honour this time of renewal and regeneration, our chosen stones this month connect to the energies of solstice.

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Amber

Imbued with healing properties, amber transforms negative or stagnant energy into clear frequencies. Amber has the ability to purify the aura and clear negative energy in the environment. As a symbol of solidified sunlight, amber is a stone of transformation.

Fluorite

For sharpened focus and clarity, fluorite brings order and form to ideas and concepts. Black fluorite is cleansing, purple fluorite purifies the mind and spirit, yellow fluorite enhances intellect, green fluorite heals the heart chakra, pink fluorite activates the higher heart chakra and blue fluorite aids in communication.

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Jasper

A stone of gentleness and relaxation, Jasper enhances one’s ability to bring tranquility and comfort. It is called the ‘Nurturing Stone’ because of its soothing and protective energies.

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Rutilated Quartz

A stone for magnifying energy, rutilated quartz has the ability to amplify intentions and affirmations. It imbues the energetic field with high energy increasing intuition and inspiration.

Tourmaline

Found in many colours, tourmaline has a variety of properties:

Black - good for psychic protection against negativity

Pink - supports emotional healing by calming the emotional and physical body

Green - aligns the heart with the heart chakra and connects to the energy of the Earth

Blue - promotes honest communication

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