NOTE: will need to be made again first. Can be made on different colour thread and/or with different guru bead.
Blue Lace Agate
Summary: Throat Chakra, (Third Eye Chakra) – Zodiac sign: Pisces – Keywords: Hope, Unity, Cleansing, Harmony, Soothing, Optimism, Uplifting, Supports caregivers, Positive thinking, Joy, Truth, Purification, Promptness, Calming, Appreciation for nature, Smooth energy flow, Communication, Diplomat, Loyalty, Trustworthiness, Inner Stability, Tension release – Physical & mental health: Pregnancy, postnatal time (baby blues), lactation, sore throat, aching or swollen glands in the neck, thyroid, skeletal structure, arthritis, hereditary bone deformity, breaks & fractures, mental function (concentration, perception & analytical abilities), fluid balance around the brain, digestive system, gastritis, eyes; hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc.; skin disorders (psoriasis), itching due to insect bites, heart and blood vessels, cardiac muscle, tension-related headaches, high blood pressure, fever, epilepsy, sleepwalking.
Summary: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra – Zodiac sign: Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius – Keywords: Inner truth, Honesty, Calm communication, Wisdom, Inner power, Love, Purification, Intuition, Positive magic, Self-confidence, Manifestation, Friendship, Blocks Psychic Attack – Physical & mental health: throat, larynx, vocal chords, thyroid glands, hearing loss, problems with ear and nasal passages, blood circulation, cardiac rhythm, vertigo, lowers blood pressure, insomnia, eye infections, bruising, skin problems, insect bites, menstrual irregularities, cramps, stiffness, lumbago, general pain & inflammations, migraine headaches, nervous system & brain disorders, attention-deficit, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Summary: Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra – Zodiac sign: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Gemini (birthstone) – Keywords: Mystery & hidden truth, Happiness, Good fortune, Nurturing, Mothering, Calming, Soothing, Unselfishness, Humanitarian, Love, Hope, Spiritual insight, Safe travel, New beginnings, Abundance, Ancient wisdom – Physical & mental health: Fertility, female reproductive system, hormone-balancing, easy childbirth, easy pregnancy, menstrual problems, balances hormones, menopause, fluid retention, improves physical growth, slows down degeneration of the elderly; alleviates degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and the fleshy organs of the body; insomnia, nightmares, sleepwalking; enhances assimilation of nutrients, eliminates toxins; disorders of the digestive and elimination systems; stimulates right side of the brain.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate has a soft, soothing elegance; like sky-blue waters released from winter’s grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. Blue Lace Agate is a Stone of the Diplomat, assisting communication in situations were angry words must be avoided, but clear understanding is necessary.
Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is usually banded in layers of predominantly light blue, striped with brighter blues, whites, and even brown threads of color. (Agate is sometimes called the earth rainbow because, in its various forms, the concentric bands in nature form nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.)
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
Blue Lace Agate inspires loyalty and trustworthiness. It is a support crystal for all caregivers, calming stress-related situations and overcoming communication difficulties. Carry or wear Blue Lace Agate if you struggle to express your emotions without getting upset.
Blue Lace Agate counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings caused by past fears, judgments, or rejections. It dissolves old blockage patterns and doubt, and permits new methods of self-expression and growth. Blue Lace Agate is especially beneficial in helping men realize and accept their feelings and sensitivities.
As a support crystal, Blue Lace Agate assists those who fear speaking in public or sharing thoughts and ideas with strangers. It is a great stone for those who communicate for a living, such as workshop directors, lecturers, teachers, or anyone who must connect in a clear, intelligent manner. Blue Lace Agate also tranquilizes and relaxes the mind of executives, and calms stress in postal workers.
Blue Lace Agate’s calm, centering properties also aid those who are unable to stop talking, or who speak before thinking about the consequences of their words. It encourages discernment about the thoughts they share and the beauty of inner silence. It helps those who have trouble keeping a secret, and promotes understanding in the sanctity of trust. It is an excellent stone for imaginative children who present created stories, and may need help in discerning whether an event was real or imagined.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.
Blue Lace Agate is thought to relieve sore throats, aching or swollen glands in the neck, and may aid thyroid problems. It helps strengthen the skeletal structure, and is useful in treating arthritis and hereditary bone deformity, as well as the mending of breaks and fractures.
Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Blue Lace Agate also aids in fluid balance around the brain.
Placed on the abdomen, Agate stimulates the digestive system and relieves gastritis. It is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc., and heals skin disorders such as psoriasis, and itching due to insect bites.
Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love.
Blue Lace Agate is soothing for tension-related headaches and high blood pressure. A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in curing fever. (If the fever returns, however, consult a doctor.) Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking.
Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking. Agates with regular designs soothe those who desire peace and harmony, while those with irregular designs can stimulate action and important decision making.
Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one’s own truth. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma.
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels. Blue Lace Agate, with its blue crystal energy, will open and clear the Throat Chakra. Blue Lace Agate can also be used on the Third Eye to soothe an overactive mind and to still one’s thoughts.
Blue Lace Agate contains the qualities of flight, air, movement and grace, and helps one attain an extremely high spiritual level, especially when used for inner attunement.
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one’s life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability.
The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory.
A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication. It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships. Lapis brings calm and loving communication for a home with temperamental teenagers, or children with Asperger’s syndrome, autism, or attention-deficit disorder.
Lapis Lazuli is beneficial to the throat, larynx, and vocal chords, and helps regulate the thyroid glands. It overcomes hearing loss and other problems with ear and nasal passages.
Lapis Lazuli enhances circulation and improves cardiac rhythm. It reduces vertigo and lowers blood pressure, and is thought to alleviate insomnia.
Relieve oozing or septic sties, and other eye infections, by rubbing the area with a piece of Lapis heated in warm water. Once cooled, the water can then be used for an eye bath. A Lapis heated in sunlight, reduces bruising and is good for skin problems and insect bites.
Lapis is beneficial for women suffering from menstrual irregularities, and relieves cramps, stiffness and lumbago. Lapis Lazuli relieves general pain and inflammations, and is especially effective against migraine headaches. It aids the nervous system and brain disorders, and is believed to help with attention-deficit, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising.
Lapis encourages dignity in friendship and social ability. It encourages the qualities of honesty, compassion and uprightness when dealing with others. It provides an awareness of one’s motivations and beliefs, and gives a clearer perspective of one’s whole life. It reveals not only one’s limitations, but the opportunities for growth and to utilize one’s gifts and abilities.
Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye, and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra.
Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty, for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. It represents universal truth.
Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Placed over the third eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. It permits spiritual journeying, and tapping into personal and spiritual power. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states.
As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli recognizes psychic attack and blocks it, returning the energy back to its source.
As ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only within its reflected light can we begin to understand what it has to teach us. Moonstone is foremost a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten, then brought to light.
Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon – an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. Our ties to the moon are strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic perfection, it creates the tides and rhythms of our mother, Earth, and influences our behaviors, emotions and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life.
Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love. Moonstone is also the stone of love and eroticism, stimulating the kundalini energy and carnal desires. It is the ultimate fertility crystal.
Moonstone helps in attuning to the normal rhythms of the biological forces of one’s body and to utilize natural energy cycles. It powerfully affects the female reproductive system, enhancing fertility and promoting ease in pregnancy and childbirth, alleviates menstrual problems and change-of-life, balances the hormonal system and eliminates fluid retention.
Moonstone can act as a growth stone for children and teenagers, and has been thought to slow the degeneration of the elderly. It may also alleviate degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and the fleshy organs of the body. It is useful in treating insomnia and creating beneficial dreams.
Moonstone may also be used to enhance the assimilation of nutrients, eliminate toxins, and treat disorders of the digestive and elimination systems.
Moonstone has long been known for its calming, soothing qualities on the emotional body. Its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will, rather than expressing or repressing them. It also helps identify emotional patterns that are stored in the subconscious, and serves as a guardian to contain explosive passions, and to stimulate confidence and composure. Moonstones can be placed at the center of the chin (the Moon Center) to create this balance.
Moonstone bestows a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it resides. Associated with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. To women, Moonstone reveals their feminine power and abilities of clairvoyance, and gives rise to the kundalini energy. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature, and stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.
Moonstone is especially calming to children. It soothes those away from home at night, drives away nightmares and encourages sleep. It is also used to treat sleepwalking.
The white crystal energies present in all Moonstones have an association with the Crown Chakra and our spiritual center. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.
Moonstone cleanses and dispels negativity from all the chakras, and provides supplemental energy and support in balancing the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. It provides spiritual nourishment and sustenance to assist one through all changes. It is also a useful tool in radionic analysis and treatment to help pinpoint problem areas.
Always sacred in India, Moonstone was the stone of the gods and goddesses, of hope and spiritual purity through denial of the ego. It combats materialism and strengthens the faith of religious people in all cultures. Hermits, monks and other contemplatives withdrawn from society for spiritual reasons, find a special affinity for Moonstone.
Moonstone opens the mind to hoping and wishing, inspiration and impulse, serendipity and synchronicity. It brings flashes of insight, keeping one from negatively banishing possibilities. Yet it grants intuitive recognition and allows one to absorb that which is needed from the universe and not necessarily what is wanted.