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      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AQUAMARINE

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AQUAMARINE

      • Traditional birthstone of March
      • Zodiac sign for Pisces and Aries

      Aquamarine has long been known to have a deep connection to the ocean.  In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater (aqua marina, “water of the sea”).

      This stone ranges from a sea-green to a soft powder blue, and is believed to enhance clarity of perception and eyesight, flow of creativity, inspiration and intuition. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust, and letting go.  Connected with the throat chakra, aquamarine can help the bearer overcome fear of speaking, as it opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

      Folklore says that aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids. Since then, aquamarine has been considered to be a sailor’s lucky stone, believing it would be protection for them on water.  As well as protecting those who journey by sea (and alleviating seasickness or the fear of water), it guards those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances.

      Aquamarine becomes a particularly potent talisman when it is immersed in water, and if one works with it in this way in moonlight, it offers powerful assistance in opening the third eye.  This way of working with aquamarine leads it to sometimes be known as the stone of the sea witch, as more than any other gemstone it is purported to open the doors to strong oceanic magic for those who are inclined towards sea-centered mysticism.

      Even for the non-witch, aquamarine is believed to open consciousness, releasing wisdom and creativity. It has a calming effect, and thus is noted for increasing courage and fortitude.  It inspires the judgmental to be more tolerant, and helps cut through confusion and overwhelm to find kind compromise.  As a love stone, Aquamarine can help two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”

      Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

      >>>>>SHOP AQUAMARINE JEWELRY HERE<<<<<

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AMETHYST

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AMETHYST

      • Traditional birthstone of February
      • Zodiac sign for Pisces

      Amethyst is one of the best stones for those who are new to crystal healing.  Its violet color is well known as the highest spiritual color and vibration, representing the “flame of transmutation” that burns up negativity, transforming what was there into a fertile fount of inner power from which to build something new and intentional.  It has a calming and peaceful effect on the mind and body that encourages the opening of intuition, allowing the seedlings of positive change to take root.  Its powerful yet soothing energy helps to break up old emotional thought processes, and helps one to more easily see their situation from the perspective of their higher mind, connected with their soul’s purpose rather than being (as we so often are) swept up in the emotion and drama of the expectations and experiences that surround us in the day-to-day.

      Amethyst helps the bearer to overcome fears and cravings. It historically symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. The Greek word “amethystos” can be translated as “not drunken”. In Greek mythology, Dionysus (the god of intoxication and wine) was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections. Amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos’ desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

      Amethyst helps to bring calmness and clarity to the mind, while fostering healing and selflessness. It is an excellent stone for meditation and is known as the “stone of transformation”.  It is said to bring wisdom by keeping the wearer connected to and aware of their more spiritual nature. It is a wonderful stone for dream work, past life work, and can help you clearly see your path. Using this stone in meditation may also help you to develop your psychic abilities and open your crown chakra enhancing connection with the spiritual realm while protecting against psychic attack. Because of its innately soothing energy, amethyst is particularly powerful for assisting in overcoming sleep disorders and bad dreams. Putting amethyst under your pillow at night can help to transform these negative experiences into positive, and encourage lucid dreaming as well as astral projection adventures!

      While we always have TONS more gemstone jewelry available in stores than online, many pretty pieces of our Rudraksha jewelry feature amethyst, and we have some lovely amethyst rings and pendants available online as well.  Check these out at Mexicali Blues online, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem in a wide variety of unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings.

      CHECK OUT OUR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GEMSTONE MEANINGS

      EMPLOYEE GEM FAVORITES: RAINBOW MOONSTONE

      EMPLOYEE GEM FAVORITES: RAINBOW MOONSTONE

      Moonstone is the stone of romance, intuition, and emotional balance. It has a highly spiritual nature, and assists one in connecting with the Divine Feminine or the goddess within.

      Meet some of the Mexicali Ladies who love moonstone the most!

       

      Name: Kim
      Has been with Mexicali for: since nearly the beginning. . . .pretty much forever!
      Astrological Sign: Gemini
      Favorite Gemstone: Rainbow Moonstone which is also called the traveller stone for protection. I always have a piece with me when I travel for this reason, and I just love the rainbow color. It has a joyful and energetic vibe which can really come in handy when you’re feeling a bit sluggish and lackluster from jet lag.
      Favorite Mexicali Gems: How can you pick just one? I love them all!

      Name: Jackie
      Store: Portland
      Has been with Mexicali for: 1.5 years
      Astrological Sign: Libra
      Favorite Gemstone: Dendritic Opal, Labradorite, and Rainbow Moonstone
      Favorite Mexicali Gems: All of my dendritic opal pieces! I have a few pendants and earrings with this stone. I also love moonstone!

      Name: Ellen
      Store: Portland
      Has been with Mexicali for: 4 years
      Astrological Sign: Aquarius
      Favorite Gemstone: Too hard to choose one! Black Tourmaline, Quartz, Rainbow Moonstone
      Favorite Mexicali Gems: My rainbow moonstone pendant is MAGIC! It helped me manifest my house and now it's helping me manifest my wedding. At first I was holding off and waiting for the right one, and then it was like BOOM a piece came in with solid rainbows throughout it and that was the one!

       

      >>>SHOP MOONSTONE JEWELRY HERE<<<

      HEALING WITH AROMATHERAPY: The Olfactory Magic of Incense & Oils

      HEALING WITH AROMATHERAPY: The Olfactory Magic of Incense & Oils

      Burning just one stick of incense can totally alter the mood of a space–we love using incense’s olfactory powers to create a relaxing meditative atmosphere after a busy day! Sandalwood, Lemongrass, Dragon's Blood, Patchouli, Egyptian Goddess, Nag Champa, Sage can all help relax, calm, enhance emotions, etc. 

      The post HEALING WITH AROMATHERAPY: THE OLFACTORY MAGIC OF INCENSE & OILS appeared first on Mexicali Blues Blog.

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      C’MON GET HAPPY: CLEARING AND REFRESHING THE ENERGY OF YOUR HOME WITH HERBAL SMOKE CLEANSING

      C’MON GET HAPPY: CLEARING AND REFRESHING THE ENERGY OF YOUR HOME WITH HERBAL SMOKE CLEANSING

      Smoke cleansing is a traditional Native American method of cleansing an energetic space.  You can use smoke cleansing to refresh the energy of your home, dissipating negativity and releasing the ghosts of past events.  There are many reasons why a house could have collected negative energy, and if the negativity persists, a block may form.  If there […]

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