Posts tagged ‘stones’

Go on an Adventure today

You can go on an adventure anywhere – to your backyard, along a wood fence, in school, or in an office building. Take along a sketchpad and journal. Doodle, jot down ideas. Oh – maybe you’ll take a camera and take some pictures!

On some adventures, it’s fun to find stones. According to some native peoples, stones you find can tell you stories. You gaze at them and see what pictures you see there. What story does each picture tell and do they tell one all together? What does each picture remind you of in your life – or about you today?

Maybe you like a texture on one part of a stone. Does that texture show you a picture or two? Do any ideas come to you from the feeling you get from holding the stone? Is that part of your story time today?

Here’s a favorite stone I found in an adventure in a gem and crystal festival I attended. It could be the stone of where I live in the Great Black Swamp. This stone speaks to us in different ways.

Swamp Bog Jasper

What might I find in a swamp today? What creatures lived in prehistoric swamps? I’ll bet there were some kind of dragonflies.

dragonfly fossil

Fluorite – Cool stone of many colors

Fluorite

Fluorites are considered minerals by some. Others say fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal with a hardness of 4.

Of course, we think of them as stones without getting so specific.

Fluorite lent its name to the property of fluorescence, the display of vivid glowing colors in ultraviolet light.

Today, some people believe stones like fluorite have qualities that help us. Before I believe what I read or am told about a stone or crystal however, I like to hold them to see how they feel to me. Some make me antsy, while others seem peaceful and calming.

Fluorite is said to help people think clearly, and some stone lovers believe that yellow fluorite can make you smarter.

One Crystal Energy Therapist suggests that green fluorite can help with asthma. Since I don’t have asthma, I can’t say that this report is true, but if you try it and find it helps with your asthma, I’d love to hear from you.

Blue John or Derbyshire spar is one of the most famous Fluorite varieties and has been used since Roman times in making vases and other ornamental objects. Fluorite was mined in the county of Derbyshire, England, and typically exhibited a banded pattern of blue, violet, and purple.

Fluorite is associated with the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Pisces and with the month of February as a birthstone. It is the state mineral of Illinois in the United States.

Fluorites come in an amazing array of colors. The purple ones are sometimes confused with Amethyst.

While stones are great to hold and look at, if you want, you can wear fluorite as a necklace or pendant. Some come in solid colors while others may look striped or rainbow-like.

Here are two examples of necklaces. You might want to wear one of these fluorite pendant

featured fluorite pendants that I sell in my aplace4us – Things We Love store online. Click on either one of the photos to find out more.

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Uses of fluorite:

  • Ornamental or decorative
  • As flux in the manufacture of steel
  • To make opalescent glass
  • As enamels for cooking utensils
  • As hydrofluoric acid
  • As elements in place of glass in some high performance telescopes and camera lenses

Stories of the Stones2: Fairy Wand Quartz

Fairy Wand Quartz can also be called Spirit Quartz and Fairy Wand Amethyst, although some rock hounds may find differences among these stones. The crystals are found in Mexico and are named for the delicacy and fanciful forms in which the crystals appear.

Some metaphysical sources say these stones are relaxing and help you feel more peaceful when held. If you’re interested in such things and are sensitive, these crystals can help you connect to fairies and guardian angels, beings who are loving and beneficent. When you hold such a stone, let your imagination wander and see what happens. Don’t be surprised if you feel a sudden breeze or soft wings around you!

Some places to find crystals and other beautiful and unusual stones might be your local gem and rockhound club, a new age store, some health food stores, and by searching on the Internet.