The Power of Purple

May brings an emergence of life as we continue to witness changes in nature and a connection to all that surrounds us. This month we are focusing on the colour purple, symbolizing the Crown Chakra, intuition, divinity and the magical aspects of nature.

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The colour purple combines the stimulation of red with the calmness of blue. As the most powerful wavelength in the rainbow, it is a colour that is associated with royalty, mysticism and creativity. It evokes more meanings than any other colour as the varying shades elicit different emotions. Light purple is associated with femininity and romance whereas dark shades are more sombre and dignified.

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A colour that evokes passion and inspiration, here are some interesting facts about this month’s shade:


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  • Purple is the colour of the crown chakra which is linked to deep spiritual understanding and mystery.

  • Purple has a calming effect on the mind and nerves and can be extremely uplifting and inspiring.

  • Purple is the hardest colour for the eye to distinguish.

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  • The Forbidden City in Beijing, China is actually called “The Purple Forbidden City” which is a reference to a secret purple area in heaven thought to be located somewhere near the North Star.

  • The colour purple is rarely seen in nature and as a result is often deemed to have sacred meaning.


Featured Stones For May

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Lepidolite

A stone which relieves stress and soothes obsessive thoughts, Lepidolite is a powerful mood stabilizer. It contains lithium which is helpful in calming the mind.



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Charoite

Known for its ability to cleanse the etheric body, charoite dispels negativity. It assists in releasing unconscious fears and helps to heal patterns of imbalance. It also helps to stimulate intuition and psychic ability and raises one’s vibration.


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Emerald

Known as the stone of love and romance, emerald brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory and faith. It benefits intuition and facilitates truthful communication. Emerald is also the official birthstone of May, pairing perfectly with all shades of purple.



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Connecting With The Divine to Harness Intuition

Invite shades of purple into your meditation, spiritual or other personal wellness practices to enhance intuition and connect with the Crown Chakra.

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Purple is connected to the vibration of spirituality. The energy that is channelled through the crown chakra is considered to be the most effective colour in connecting with psychic abilities.

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Surround yourself with purple while meditating. Purple stones, purple candles and decorating your room, alter or home with purple inspires a connection to Spirit.

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The colour purple is linked to deep spiritual understanding and mystery.

  • In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and prayer beads are often fashioned from it.

  • Purple has a calming effect on the mind and nerves and can be extremely uplifting and inspiring.


Stones to Enhance Your Divine Connection and Intuition

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Amethyst

An excellent stone for protection, amethyst is one of the oldest stones used when seeking spiritual enlightenment. It is a great meditation tool as it can help to release old patterns and addictions.


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Tanzanite

Stimulating to the Third Eye and the Crown Chakra, Tanzanite inspires visions and psychic communication. Known as “the stone of magic” it helps to bring “will” into manifestation while protecting against negativity.

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Purpurite

A stone that enhances psychic protection, this pure violet ray assists in spiritual initiation and exploration.


Books to Deepen Your Knowledge of the Divine

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Find out more at Ascendant Books - our shelves are lined with tools to assist you on your journey!


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Healing With Green

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“Green is the prime colour of the world and that from which its loveliness arises.''

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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This month we are showcasing all things green! A colour associated with growth, rebirth and renewal, green is the perfect shade to welcome Spring.

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  • Associated with healing, green connects us to unconditional love.

  • Green is associated with growth, finances and abundance.

  • Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is the dominant colour. We see it all around us.

  • Related to nature, compassion and harmony, green has a soothing and relaxing effect on the mind and body.

  • Different shades of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents ambition and wealth whereas olive green is the traditional colour of peace.

  • Green is the colour of the Heart Chakra which bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. An open Heart Chakra inspires love, empathy and compassion.

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Shades of Green - Featured Stones of the Month

Jade is a heart stone, excellent for nourishing and healing the heart chakra. It promotes wellbeing and balance; it can be used to bring love of all kids into one’s life. Jade brings life force energy to those who work with it, and emanates earth energy.

Classically used as an abundance stone, Jade is a helpful stone for attracting money, fertility and love into one’s life.

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Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one’s ability to relax and bring tranquility, comfort, wholeness, healing and gentle endings. It is called the “nurturing stone” for its soothing and protective energies.

Jasper is composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which gives it colourful bands and patterns. An elemental Earth stone, Jasper’s frequency is slow and constant, aligned with the electromagnetic energies of the planet. It enables one to be more present in the physical body and conscious of Nature and one’s surroundings.

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Prehnite is a protective stone, working on all levels. It strengthens the life force and generally increases and stimulates energy. It aids in spirit communication through meditation or visualization, out-of-body travel, and is a powerful dream stone. Prehnite is also known as a stone of prophesy which stimulates inner-knowing.

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Moss Agate is a great stone for balancing physical health and decreasing healing time. It is helpful in times of instability while also bringing completion, concentration, persistence and endurance into daily life or unreached goals. It is a good stone for new beginnings and creates a connection to Nature and Earth.

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Apple Magic: A Love, Healing & Luck Ritual for April

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Apple Magic

In keeping with the spirit of pagan practices, apples are often used as an offering to the Goddess. When cut horizontally, the seed cavity in apples reveals a pentacle which represents the elements of earth, fire, air, water as well as the energy of spirit. The ancient magic of apples can bring fortune, abundance and happiness.

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  • Apples bring good luck if placed in a basket on the dining room table. They will help bring dreams to fruition.

  • Peel three apples and add the peels to your bath water. As you soak, think of love and forgiveness.

  • Keep the seeds of every apple you eat in a month. At the end of the month, count the seeds and this will show you the number of days you will have to wait for your luck to change.

  • Keep an apple on your desk and change it every seven days. It brings peace and understanding to what you do in your business.

  • Green apples placed with red apples open financial pathways.

  • If you want to attract love, sprinkle cinnamon on your apples.

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Visit Ascendant Books to learn more about rituals, manifestation and the power of the colour GREEN!


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