Saturday, 29 December 2012

Festive crystal

As you can imagine I read lots of blogs and try to absorb lot of information.  Whilst reading the incredibly informative Hibiscus Moon’s crystal blog ( , she mentions her Garnet Winter Solstice meditation.  It sounded divine so off I trotted looking for some almandine garnet.  Not only did I manage to find some beautiful little tumble stones, the seller was local to me – Yay.

I have spent the last few days meditating with my new garnet and I’m looking forward to spending a little more time exploring any sensations and thoughts that may appear in the next few days. 

The Almandine garnet is a beautiful deep red (very seasonal) colour.  I’ve tried to take a photo on white to give you an idea of the depth of this beautiful crystal.  I therefore relate this crystal to my base chakra and feelings of sensuality, sexuality, compassion and self-confidence. 

Garnets are a related group of minerals. Members of this group include: almandine (red to violet red); spessartite (yellow, rose, or orange to reddish-brown); pyrope (deep red); grossular (white, yellow, yellow-green, brownish-red, orange or black); andradite (colorless, yellow-green, or brown to black).

It is said Noah used a garnet lantern during the Ark's journey through the rainy gloom. Eastern Europeans used the stones to ward off vampires and the Crusaders wore them as protective amulets. During the Victorian era, garnets were given as gifts to symbolize lasting friendship.

Garnet is also used to help stimulate success in business and Hibiscus Moon believes it helps with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). 

Around this Winter Solistice/Christmas period, what crystals will you work with?  Have you asked for any crystals for Christmas?

Thank you so much for reading my blog and supporting Heather Holistics in the past year.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed Solstice and Christmas and a healthy and happy 2013.

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Quick disclaimer; I am not a medical practitioner so therefore I’m not prescribing.  All of my blog posts are based on complementary therapies and not as a replacement for conventional medicine.  

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