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 […]
Happy New Moon in Sagittarius, lovelies! Sagittarian energy is always expansive, but this New Moon combined with Mercury just turning direct yesterday is amplifying the adventurous vibes of this optimistic and curious sign. Ruled by and right now conjunct Jupiter (known for amplifying anything he touches), this New Moon feels like a powerful kick-off to something fantastic! Anything new and positive that you can put into place now has the support of the cosmos to escalate and expand its influence, so make the time to do something kind for yourself today. The moon and Jupiter are square planet of action Mars as well as illusion-master Neptune, creating a powerful call to action that may be accompanied by nebulous details. It’s not the best time to move something forward by signing a contract or count on precise measurements, but it IS a fantastic time to make or enjoy art as well as explore our own subconscious programming and patterns. Be wary to only turn your analytical eye only inward, though. This is not the time to judge others or push about what you think their views *should* be. Sagittarius influences us to recognize those areas of life where we really DO know things, but at this time being too noisy about that is likelier to lead to an embarrassing foot-in-the-mouth situation than a changed mind. Dedicate your energy to making art, playing, exploring, and dreaming big about what you want your future to be! Plant the seeds with your enthusiasm and a magical prismatic rainbow of a garden will begin grow, even now in Winter! <3
Happy Full Moon in Taurus! In the steady and grounded sign of the peace-and-beauty-loving Venusian bull, this moon shines a light on the habits we've cultivated to comfort ourselves in an increasingly tumultuous world. Taurus gives us the strength and tenacity to achieve our goals, but also the stubbornness to cling to the familiarity of old ways. Conjuct Uranus, the planet of upheaval, we may become more aware at this time how finding our solace in worn out, unhealthy patterns or relationships has been holding us back from evolving. These recognitions may come--as Uranian effects tend to--as sudden lightning flashes of insight, illuminating truths we had kept hidden in the darkest depths of our consciousness. Opposite the sun in Scorpio, this Full Moon calls us to acknowledge the gremlins of our dark side that we spot creeping out of the shadows, and asks us to sit with them rather than ignoring or chasing them away. It is a good time to reflect on past experiences, make amends with the things that you don't like about yourself, and try to accept and celebrate the beauty of your individuality--erratic, emotional, illogical, imperfect, completely uniquely you. In accepting what we could not before, we transform. This lunation is a time for reconnecting with all aspects of ourselves, so we may move forward to a better future in centered strength and peace. <3
- Zodiac birthstone of Leo
Onyx is a protective and grounding stone. A powerful defense against negativity, it is particularly helpful for protecting your energies around people or endeavors that could be emotionally draining. It helps foster feelings of decisiveness, authority, and strengthened confidence. It provides support in difficult times and also helps the bearer make wise decisions.
The beliefs about the mystical powers of onyx vary from country to country. In the Middle East, it is associated with sorcerers and magicians. In India it is believed to quell the flames of out-of-control love. The Romans associated it with courage.
The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Myth says that one day Venus was napping on the bank of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can ever really die, they sank to the river bottom and were transformed into onyx.
In many cultures, black signifies regeneration and new beginning. Because of this, onyx is often prescribed as a healing helper for releasing old emotional wounds and moving on. It is also believed to be a good support for those who are trying to quit bad habits.
Could you use a bit of onyx energy in your life? Which of these pretty pieces found in our Newcastle store are you liking the most? What gemstone would you like to learn more about next