Today was an absolutely beautiful day in the Las Vegas valley. The temperature hit the 80 degree mark and my jacket never touched my shoulders. I tooled around with the windows down in my truck and spent some time on the back porch with the dog answering emails and doing some research. The next few days should be the same. Spring has sprung!
As I walked out to go to work this morning, I noticed a profusion of brightly colored plants that seem to have sprung up overnight. Such is the way in the desert. They were just weeds but they were so vividly green, so pretty that I was sad at the thought of pulling them up. I think I'll wait a while.
Tonight, I was chatting with a new friend online about Wicca. We got round to discussing stones so I recommended "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic." Highly recommended if you want to incorporate stones into the work you do. Personally, I like the subtle way they work their magic. The stones in themselves are not magical per se, I hope most of you know this, but just like the body gives off energy in the form of heat, just like a plant exudes energy, so do stones. The frequency of energy the stone exudes is tinted by its colour and structure.
Basic common sense rules apply here... red or pink for love, green for money, blue for healing, etc. Clear quartz crystal, on the other hand, being colorless is more of a mover of energy. This is why its the most popular stone to tip a wand with; to make radios with... it moves whatever energy it comes into contact with wherever you're pointing it. Larger quartz crystals can be generators and amplifiers of energy (think of starting a fire with a magnifying glass). Dark stones can take in energy and hold it (like the colour black holding heat as opposed to reflecting it) and make for good absorption and protection stones. They can also be good as batteries; collecting your energy and storing it for later use (use the heat analogy again)... but black can also transform energy and destroy it (black holes... into the unknown). Common sense, right? Rules of analogy apply.
There's a lot of books and writings on how to properly prepare and charge stones for a particular purpose and I highly recommend following whatever prescription you have for doing this. It helps you to build a rapport with the kind of "magic" you're going to be utilizing. Definitely cleanse those stones. There are a myriad of ways for doing so using any one of the four elements or combinations or all of them. If you're a beginner, I recommend going all out, it gives you more practice at ritual. Ritual is important! And then charge the stone with it's purpose, whatever it may be.
The stone I prefer to wear is a moonstone. I picked up a beautiful large round one from my Lady's store and it does exactly what it's supposed to... fascinate! It flashes blue and pink and everyone... and I mean everyone, come close enough to comment on it. They are fascinated. See... no spooky witchcraft here. But once they come close enough; once they're compelled enough to enter my circle of being... I have a few moments to "charm" them and make a friend or an associate for life. It's subtle, but it works.
Let me repeat the magical part:
Once they come close enough; once they're compelled enough to enter my circle of being... I have a few moments to "charm" them and make a friend or an associate for life.
The person I was chatting with is a potential date. I think I was quite charming... and that's just over the Internet. He didn't even see the stone, I just made mention of it. Now that's magic. :D
Improvise! Adapt! Overcome!
Originally Posted 19th March 2009
Stones To Fascinate
Mastering Witchcraft offers this list for fascination gems.
I think Labradorite and Opal should be on the list as well.
Amber - Protection, fertility, healing, confidence, clarity, creativity
Diamond - Inner vision, psychic development, victory, fortitude, courage
Jade - Protection, access the spiritual world, creativity, friendship
Lapis Lazuli - Honor, inner peace, wisdom, honesty, calm
Moonstone - Protection, passion, prophecy, wisdom