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Geodes

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in MINERALS

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Geodes

Geodes are rock formations shaped like spheres with a mineral-lined hollow in the center and an outer layer of more resistant material.

The geode survives as the surrounding bedrock erodes, with a sparkling druse of small quartz crystals and several bands of translucent gray and white agate usually found lining its cavity. Many are lined with additional magnificent items—often including large chunks of amethyst or citrine crystal that have broken off from adjacent portions surrounding them

The Public's Addiction to Geodes

 

Geodes are popular among geologists. The general public, on the other hand, adores them. They are delighted and astounded that an ordinary rock can hold a lovely cluster of gemmy crystals, a colorful lining of banded agate, or both in the same hollow. People who have never taken a geology course buy thousands of tons of geodes each year, broken open or sawn and polished. They purchase them because they like them. They adore little geodes for jewelry, sawn and polished geodes for bookends, and stunning amethyst geodes for home or office decor.

 

There's something special about discovering a beautiful treasure hidden within a rock that appears completely ordinary from the outside.

Meaning of Geode Crystal, Healing Properties, Benefits, and Power

The meaning of crystal geodes varies since each geode might contain different types of crystals, each with its own healing abilities.

When purchasing a geode for its metaphysical powers, it is critical that it “feels right” to you. Simply place the geode stone in your non-dominant (receiving) hand, clear your thoughts, and observe your emotions.

When utilized for spiritual growth, healing, and heightened awareness, the only thing all geodes have in common is that they all focus on inner work. They are unconcerned with the outside world and are here to assist us and improve our lives through self-development.

Geodes can be used as jewelry and ornaments.

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Pyrite

By irdyian on December 26, 2022 in MINERALS

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Pyrite

Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold,” though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its gleaming beauty is a stone of hidden fire that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An Earth element, it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth with one’s own power. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality, and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.

 

What Is Pyrite Crystal Meaning And Properties?

Pyrite is a talisman for luck and prosperity—it can help you manifest your dreams into reality! Because of its connection with both Earth and Fire energy—which are both male energies—Pyrite is considered masculine in nature. As such, it promotes the development of willpower and leadership skills within those who wear it regularly. It also supports one with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues of community. It stimulates the Second and Third Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real.

 

Pyrite forms in masses, stalactites, grains, globes, striated cubes or twelve-sided pentagonal dodecahedral crystals. It also forms as flat, radial disks called “suns” or “dollars.” It is usually pale brassy-yellow in color, opaque, with a strong gold-like metallic luster though some forms oxidize in moist environments and may be a darker brownish-gold. The name Pyrite derives from the Greek pyr or pyros which means “fire” for its ability to emit sparks when pieces are struck together or against a hard surface.

You can use Pyrite in several ways:

  1. Hold it in your hands and visualize what you want to manifest

  2. Place it on top of an object or paper with your goals written down (this should be something you’re trying to manifest)

  3. Use it as an altar decoration or in your meditation space to attract abundance and make manifesting your goals easier. It’s also a perfect stone for anyone trying to manifest something, like a new job or love.

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Lettered Olive Shell

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Lettered Olive Shell

The Burrito Shell

 

The lettered olive can be found all along the east coast of the United States and on the west coast of Florida, but they are most frequent from North Carolina to Florida. South Carolina designated the lettered olive as its official state shell in 1984. Other olive species can be found all over the world. The lettered olive's scientific name is Oliva sayana, and it lives in flat sandy places along the beach. Delicate coquina shells and other small bivalves are on the menu for the olive shells. When an olive shell discovers a little shell to dine on, it will wrap its muscular foot around its food while dragging it under the sand to pry open and consume.

 

There are two colorful designs in addition to the conventional lettered olive pattern: the golden olive and the fulgurator olive. Both are more rare and valuable than the standard color pattern. The entire shell of the golden olive is a light yellow tint. Golden olives have been observed to come in tints from a rich honey to the palest yellow. In contrast, the fulgurator olive is a dark warm brown with lighter caramel and tan stripes running horizontally across it. So the next time you come across an olive shell, consider making a burrito.

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Black Murex Shell

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Black Murex Shell

These stunning shells belong to the murex snail family. The seashell is mostly white, but its spires are black. A young shell is practically completely white and as it matures turns darker. We provide a selection of sizes in the black murex seashell, which make a perfect addition for any beach theme.

 

Muricanthus nigritus shells can grow to be 75-200 millimetres (3.0-7.9 in) long. These big shells are black and white with black or dark brown stripes. Around the body whorl and spire, the shell surface is covered in small spikes. Porcelain white is the color of the aperture.

 

This species is fairly similar to Hexaplex radix. The shells of these two species differ mostly in length, width, and the proportion of black to white. Moreover, shells of H. nigritus are more oblong and have more black spines .

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Shark Eye Shell

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Shark Eye Shell

The shark eye, Neverita duplocatus, is a member of the Naticidae family of marine predatory mollusks, also known as moon snails. These snails are found in nearly three hundred different species worldwide.

 

The shark eye is a gastropod, which is Latin for "stomach foot," and has a single shell with a single opening. They are distinct from bivalves with two shells, like oysters and clams. Its fleshy mass spilling out of the shell can be up to a foot in diameter, while its shell can have a diameter of up to five inches.

 

The animal is typically three to four times larger than the shell when filled with water. Amazingly, the shark eye can cram all of its body parts back into its shell as it expels the water. It then uses the operculum, which is Latin for "door," to close the opening.

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Modern Arrowhead

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Modern Arrowhead

All About Arrowhead

 

Arrowheads are among the most immediately recognizable type of artifact found in the world. Untold generations of children wandering around in parks or agricultural fields, or stream beds have discovered these rocks that have definitely been fashioned by humans into pointed working tools. Our childhood infatuation with them is presumably why there are so many misconceptions about them, and almost certainly why those youngsters occasionally grow up and study them.

 

Not All Pointy Objects Are Arrowheads

 

Arrowheads, which are objects attached to the end of a shaft and shot with a bow, are merely a minor subset of what archaeologists refer to as projectile points. A projectile point is a large category of triangularly pointed objects made of stone, shell, metal, or glass that have been used to hunt game and exercise combat throughout prehistory and the world. A projectile point has a sharp end and a wrought piece called the haft that allows the tip to be attached to a wood or ivory shaft.

 

There are three types of point-assisted hunting tools: spear, dart or atlatl, and bow and arrow. Each style of hunting necessitates a pointed tip with a specified physical shape, thickness, and weight; arrowheads are the smallest of the point varieties.

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Cowrie Shells

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Cowrie Shells

Meaning

Cowrie shells are said to represent the protective power of the Ocean Goddess Yemaya in African legends. Women in Western Africa created jewelry out of them as a representation of fertility, womanhood, and healthy pregnancies.

 

Rows of these shells were also worn by African and American royals as a representation of wealth, protection, and success. "Whoever is patient with a cowrie shell will one day have thousands of them," says an old Hausa proverb.

How to Use:

 

  • Femininity & fertility: Numerous African tribes regard cowrie shells as a potent symbol of fertility. The “Giver or Elixir of life” is said to be the split in the shell, which is said to represent a woman’s vulva. Cowrie shells, when worn around the hips, are thought to promote fertility.
  • Protection: The Ocean Goddess Yemaya is said to bestow blessings and protection on those who wear sacred cowrie shell jewelry. Cowrie shells were frequently glued to warriors’ armor as a form of battle protection. To ensure a fruitful harvest and plenty inside the home, they were frequently added to baskets and other household items.

 

Cowrie shells may have been smuggled into America to fend off the slave trade because of their widespread use as protective charms.

  • Abundance & good fortune: Cowrie shells have long represented prosperity, material wealth, and good fortune as a gift from the Goddess. People with more cowrie shells were regarded as having a higher social status and were treated with respect in both African and American cultures.

 

A cowrie shell is a symbol of prosperity and an opportunity for self-improvement. It can be given as a gift.

  •  Love: Cowrie shells were revered as representations of Venus, the Goddess of Love, in ancient Rome. So, in order to encourage fertility and a happy marriage, they were frequently given as gifts to brides on their wedding day. Some African women continue to wear cowrie necklaces with the slit facing outwards today to show that they are prepared for a romantic relationship.

 

If you want to strengthen a love spell, place a cowrie shell on top of your candle with the slit facing outward.






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Shiva Eye Shell

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Aventurine

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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Aventurine

Meaning

The lovely shimmering finish of this stone gave it the name "aventurine." Its name is derived from the word aventurescence, which describes the "glittery" appearance caused by minute mineral particles that are highly reflective when mixed with a less reflective whole.

 

Aventurine's symbolic meaning is that of the "heart healer." It has a connection to the Heart Chakra, or Anahata, which activates inner harmony, love, and appreciation.

 

It serves as a reminder that in order for us to feel the highest level of balance during our soul experience on earth, there must be harmony between the lower three chakras connected to Mother Earth and the higher three chakras connected to the spirit world. It is connected to the middle chakra.

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Moss Agate

By irdyian on December 22, 2022 in MINERALS

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