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A True Capricorn Birthstone for December: The Metaphysical Meaning of Quartz Crystal

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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We will discuss the True Capricorn Birthstone for December and The Metaphysical Meaning of Quartz Crystal. More about healing gem powers you can find at http://www.jewelryandgemsforselfdiscovery.com.

Quartz Crystal is one of the most versatile under the gems and wants to support, balance, heal and nourish you. It has been looked at as a stone of focus and light, symbolizing our journey of self-realization because it is a Sun, Mercury and Saturn stone.
The forecast video for Sun in Capricorn and the Winter Solstice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXl8XpdbeXs

Shakti Carola Navran is an expert in the field of astrology & healing gems. As a published author of the book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery (with Llewellyn) she also teaches you many aspects of healing with gemstones and how to use your true birthstones in order to balance areas of friction in your horoscope. It contains 67 metaphysical descriptions of the most frequently used gemstones in jewelry.

Shakti also developed the personalized Gemstone Profile Report for you. It includes descriptions of about 14 stones which are your true birthstones, your main healing and most important gemstones. It will contain 20 pages of information tailored to your individual astrological birth chart. That information will serve as an excellent foundation for you to find or create your own Jewelry for the Soul.

“Most people think they have one or two birthstones, like the aquamarine for March. But a more in-depth reading of your birth chart uncovers many more stones—about 14 in all—corresponding to your life themes and more intricate facets of who you are as a person.
These 14 gemstones represent the most favorable stones in your birth chart for the 10 classical planets, your Moon Nodes, your Ascendant and Chiron. The gemstones I choose for you depend on what sign and house position the planets are in on your chart and how they are aligned with each other. Your gemstone profile is completely individual, unlike anyone else’s, because it corresponds to the exact moment of your birth.
http://mauiastrologyreading.com/power-gems-and-healing/gemstone-profile-2/

All the information about these stones can be used in various ways to enhance your life: your mind, body, heart, and soul.”

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A True Sagittarius Birthstone for November: The Metaphysical Meaning of Emerald

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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We will discuss the True Sagittarius Birthstone for November and The Metaphysical Meaning of Emerald. More about healing gem powers you can find at http://www.jewelryandgemsforselfdiscovery.com.

Emerald is a queen and priestess under the gems and wants to support, balance, heal and nourish us. It has been looked at as a stone of attracting good fortune because it is a Jupiter stone.

Shakti Carola Navran is an expert in the field of astrology & healing gems. As a published author of the book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery (with Llewellyn) she also teaches you many aspects of healing with gemstones and how to use your true birthstones in order to balance areas of friction in your horoscope. It contains 67 metaphysical descriptions of the most frequently used gemstones in jewelry.

Shakti also developed the personalized Gemstone Profile Report for you. It includes descriptions of about 14 stones which are your true birthstones, your main healing and most important gemstones. It will contain 20 pages of information tailored to your individual astrological birth chart. That information will serve as an excellent foundation for you to find or create your own Jewelry for the Soul.

“Most people think they have one or two birthstones, like the aquamarine for March. But a more in-depth reading of your birth chart uncovers many more stones—about 14 in all—corresponding to your life themes and more intricate facets of who you are as a person.
These 14 gemstones represent the most favorable stones in your birth chart for the 10 classical planets, your Moon Nodes, your Ascendant and Chiron. The gemstones I choose for you depend on what sign and house position the planets are in on your chart and how they are aligned with each other. Your gemstone profile is completely individual, unlike anyone else’s, because it corresponds to the exact moment of your birth.
http://mauiastrologyreading.com/power-gems-and-healing/gemstone-profile-2/

All the information about these stones can be used in various ways to enhance your life: your mind, body, heart, and soul.”

Photos contributed by Gemselect.com, a good retailer for a variety of gems

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Using Astrology For Your Spiritual Healing, Healing Gems & the Law of Attraction

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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We just hit the summer solstice and most of us are enjoying the long days and warmth. On June 23 we will have the Full Super Moon and feeling will be running on high voltage.

Today I have two new videos for you. First there is the last one in the series of 7 videos about how to use astrology for a happy lifestyle and meaningful success.

Using Astrology For Your Spiritual Healing & the Law of Attraction (# 7 of 7 steps)

How can you use the Law of Attraction for your spiritual healing? What do the stars have to say about your spiritual life’s purpose? As an astrologer & expert about astrology, I am talking about how you can live a meaningful and fulfilling life in this video number 7 out of seven. This astrology video informs  how you can use astrology, specifically your natal birth chart to find out about your spiritual destiny and healing journey. Astrology offers you your soul’s blueprint  and wisdom perspective, your astrological map to find deeper fulfillment and the ability to make successful choices in your life.

 

Healing Stones & Stars

And then I wanted you to know that I established a new channel on YouTube called

Healing Stones & Stars:

This channel will be more devoted to the metaphysical dimension of colored gemstones as well as quartz crystals and Herkimer Diamonds. I will use this channel for true monthly birthstone information and how you can use gemstones and crystals to balance your body, mind and soul.
Make sure to subscribe to the channel under the video if you are interested in the mysterious world of gems.

 

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Going through Changes: The Aquarian Birthstone Aquamarine Can Help (January 20–February 18)

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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The Age of Aquarius is Happening right Now
If you’ve heard the song from the musical Hair—“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”—you know that Aquarians are such original thinkers and nonconformists that they can change the world. They are not interested in how things have always been, but how they can reshape the world. They always have their eye on the future, not on the past.

Change is in the Air
Changes in the economy have hit us all and each one of us needs to adjust and learn how to keep our center in the midst of tumultuous times to not get swept away by fears and anxieties.

Gemstones can play a significant role as a focal point for your intentions and help balance your emotional body through their specific frequencies.

If you are an Aquarius or have a strong Uranus or some of your other planets in your 11.house or Aquarius you might really enjoy the energies of the Aquamarine.

 

Aquamarine: One of the True Birthstones of Aquarius
It is found around the world, with the most important sources in Brazil and Madagascar. The most expensive and desirable color is the darkest blue. The Aquamarine belongs to the Beryl family.

•    The Rebel & Visionary

This is the gemstone of rebels and visionaries fighting for a better life, supporting goodness and necessary changes. It urges us to seek freedom and independence and to express your uniqueness. Aquamarine is the stone of innovators, ahead of their time in many ways. It encourages you to always question your limiting beliefs with an open mind and to be willing to grow beyond them. It can help you to find your own vision and purpose in life and the courage to live them.

•    Mother’s Milk
Aquamarine also has a female aspect, represented by the Moon. The Moon symbolizes your soul, your emotional needs and wants, your ability to give and receive. Through its female aspect, Aquamarine supports and nourishes you, as if with mother’s milk. Feeling full and nurtured, you are able to share from the abundance of your own heart.

•    Sharpens the Mind
Aquamarine also sharpens your mind and your powers of discernment and helps you tap into the collective unconscious mind with all its creative resources.  In so doing it helps you develop your intuitive creativity.

•    Opens the Throat Chakra
Aquamarine opens and balances the throat chakra, which helps you to express your personal truth, including your true feelings. The throat chakra is an area where we all have many blocks; thus we often feel limited in our self-expression.

Thus versatile Aquamarine represents the qualities of freedom, growth, moving beyond limitations, a sharp mind, creativity, self-expression, and balance.

But if you really want to know about your personal astrologically based gemstones you look at…

Your Astrological Gemstone Profile Report
You can order your Gemstone Profile Report, a list with 14 of your main healing gems, describing the metaphysical properties of your personal  gemstones based on your horoscope. This is your individual treasure chest of ideas about gemstones, Soul Jewelry— how to use gemstones, or select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

 

 

 
I wish you a very enchanted journey into the mysterious world of healing gemstones and looking at them in a new way! If you have a friend who could need some support for change in their life please forward this article to them. Remember to sign up for my newsletter…
Aloha and many blessings, Shakti

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The Metaphysical Properties of Crystal Quartz: One of the True Birthstones of Capricorn Astrology (December 21–January 19)

Friday, January 18th, 2013
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Capricorn: The Conservative Pragmatist
Capricorn is a feminine earth sign ruled by Saturn. Their home is the 10th House—Public Image, Career, & Destiny.

As you move through the zodiac you will notice that the qualities of the signs reflect a process of evolution from self-centered toward greater social consciousness and responsibility. Saturn is associated with social order (rules, laws), duty, concrete reality, and the material world.

Capricorns seek to be in visible positions of power and prestige in society. Their high degree of organization, discipline, ambition, and intelligence make them perfect as leaders of organizations of all types, in government, business, and the military. Their conservative values and black-and-white thinking can make them inflexible with respect to morality. They are bent on success, holding high standards for themselves and others.

 

How Gemstones Can Enhance Your Capricorn Experience
Gemstones are the perfect way for Capricorns to both focus on their goals, and to bring more emotional and spiritual balance into their regimented lives.

Gemstones have both physical and metaphysical qualities that can enhance all aspects of your well-being. The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones creates an energy field that interacts with our own when you hold it or wear it on your body. In this way, the gemstone can be used to calm you, bring you mental clarity, increase your energy, enhance your creativity, and much more.

Astrology and Gemstones
Astrological principles manifest at all levels of creation, from the largest bodies in the cosmos to the tiniest particles of atoms—all are part of the same network of universal energy. The universal principles that govern the planets are also seen on the much smaller level of gemstones, crystals, and metals.

The Signature of Gemstones
Each gemstone is associated with specific planets. You are already aware that each planet has its own personality in astrology. And each gemstone has a personal “signature”—specific metaphysical qualities, different for each stone, that arise from the stone’s association with its planets based on their individual color, crystal structure as well as the chemical composition.

How to Make Gemstones Work for You
By considering the individual signature of gemstones, you can select the right gems for very specific purposes, according to their astrological qualities.

Your Astrological Gemstone Profile Report
You can order your Gemstone Profile Report, a list with 14 of your main healing gems, describing the metaphysical properties of your personal  gemstones based on your horoscope. This is your individual treasure chest of ideas about gemstones, Soul Jewelry— how to use gemstones, or select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

 

 

 

Crystal Quartz: Your Guide to Higher States of Consciousness [1]
Crystal Quartz is one of the true gemstones of Capricorn. This is one of the most common and well-known crystals in the world, found virtually everywhere on the planet.
Quartz is a very sociable being, growing in groups and clusters and very often found together or in close connection with other minerals; thus it teaches us to have close, friendly relationships without loosing our individuality and center.

Like the Diamond, Quartz is very closely connected to our search for light and love, our longing to awaken to a higher state of consciousness, and it is our guide on that quest.

Crystal Quartz: The Manifestation of Light
Crystal Quartz is the manifestation of light, clarity, concentration, and perfect crystallization, a metaphor for our own search for perfection. If you examine a single crystal you will see that as it grows it becomes more and more clearly developed and defined toward the tip. In this way Quartz is a perfect mirror for our own process of growth as we move from confused or unenlightened to a state of increasing awareness and clarity on our path to higher consciousness.

As you can tell, I am very passionate about the potential of healing gems and all the different applications of those enchanting allies to raise your frequency for more balance and joy. I have even written a book about my over 30 years of experience in the fields of healing gemstones, meaningful jewelry, and astrology.

I wish you an enchanted journey into the mysterious world of healing gemstones and looking at them in a new way!

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
[1]Adapted from Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones That Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul © 2008 by Shakti Carola Navran. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. All rights reserved, used by permission of the publisher.

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End of the Year & Christmas Sale

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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The year 2011 has been speeding by and yes …it is Christmas again and with that a time of getting together with loved ones and a time of giving thoughtfully and with an open heart.
I would like to offer you some possible suggestions for deeply meaningful and helpful gifts.

As we all know our inner emotional state of being and state of consciousness is crucial at this time of huge challenges. To know what is going on for you personally and how to make smart decisions concerning your professional and personal life is tremendously helpful for your inner balance and happiness.

Astrology gives you a specific overview of where you are in your life and opens your mind to opportunities you might miss otherwise. Astrology gives you a higher perspective and direction to go and use your inner and outer resources to your highest benefit. Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.

Some of you have expressed to me that they are saving up for a reading with me. I would like to make it a little easier for you with 1 hour segments so you can get started wherever you like. I think you will love this because my usual fee for a 2 hour reading is $ 165 and now you can get one hour segments for $ 75. This will make a great uplifting Christmas gift for your family and friends.

You can also purchase a Gemstone Profile with your true healing birthstones for $ 16 (instead of $ 19.90). This will be emailed to you.

You can give my book: Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul for lovers of astrology, gemstones and meaningful jewelry.

Or you can pick soul jewelry from a big selection of designer jewelry pieces. (Ask me for wholesale prices)

Shakti’s Special Menu for Christmas/ New Year

Who are you? Intro into the psycho-dynamic structure of
Your chart, ~ 1 hour, $ 75

How can you heal your karmic challenges? Deepening into the
evolutionary dimension & karmic perspective, ~ 1 hour, $ 75

How to take advantage of the Here and Now: transits, progressions, and solar arcs, ~ 1 hour,  $ 75

How to make relationships work: Synastry and comparison,
~ 1 hour, $ 75

Questions & Answers to help you make sound decisions based
on your astrology. ~ 1 hour, $ 75

You can book each session separately and they will be recorded.

You can purchase a reading with me for yourself or as a gift till the end of the year and it can be redeemed any time in the New Year. As you know, I am available by phone or Skype and of course in person here on Maui. Find out more about my readings and testimonials on my website.

I wish you a wonderful time, aloha and many blessings,  ~Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran Evolutionary astrologer, jeweler, blogger and published author. Shakti is also writing a monthly column for the Maui Weekly her “Living Your Sun Sign” suggestions and the MauiMama Moon column. In her astrological practice she reads the psycho-dynamic information of your chart in the bigger perspective of the evolution of your soul ~ your karma which adds a deeply meaningful frame. Shakti has provided astrological readings for 33 years.

 

Call me for your individual consultation 808 878-8182.

Please pass this on to your friends if you think they might be interested..

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Sun in Libra Conjunction with Saturn Likes the Rubellite as a Birthstone

Sunday, September 26th, 2010
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After an extremely intense week  we are having a week with not much astrological action coming along. You are given a little pause to catch your breath and integrate what has come up for you. I will use this to give you some more information about true birthstones and the stone for Libra – the Rubellite.

With the Sun and Mercury in Libra you have a pleasant energy and support for your heart. Libra will be soothing and strengthening for your dedication to be compassionate and loving. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama)

We are still enjoying longer warm days. You can sit outside delighting in the balmy breezes of the evening. Or you might travel to other places or countries taking advantage of the nice weather. Everybody loves the spring and the summer but there is something to the other seasons as well. I know the beautiful colors of autumn and the friskiness of winter do appeal to some of you.

I am a person who needs a lot of Sun. I think I am still catching up with a life time of gray and cold weather in Germany where I grew up. I was visiting in April/May this year and in the 5 weeks I was there we had 6 days of sun. That is not enough for me. But I know people who love the winter sports and revel in the cold and snow. What I am getting at here is that we have all this different, very specific qualities throughout the year. And like it is smart to be prepared for snow with winter boots and a warm coat you can prepare yourself for other particularities throughout the year as well.

The Sun is moving through the whole cycle of the 12 signs of the zodiac in one year. Each month is displaying a different theme according to the astrological sign it is in. In the evolution through the year every month manifests a different quality in nature. The cycle starts with Aries and marks the beginning of spring on the planet awakening to new life. Each sign builds on each other in a constant expansion and contraction to consolidate the previous subject.

Therefore you could say that earth bound Taurus consolidates the energies of Aries. After that curious Geminis spread their wings and discover the world in all its variety. Then Cancer consolidates again with its emphasis on home and family. Expressive Leo takes charge and conquers the world. Discriminating Virgo pays attention to details relating to work and health. And with Libra we enter the world and discover the joy of beauty, relating and loving.

Sun Moves into Libra on September 22

The Libra Sun is defining the underlying quality of the coming month in addition with the challenge of the Saturn conjunction September 30. This means we have some work to do in the area of our more intimate relationships as well as in a more global way. For the length of the Saturn transit of two and a half years, we have ample time to redefine our relationships on the planet. Changes are needed and we should reconsider how we relate as rich industrialized nations to third world countries. Fair trade agreements are common sense or should be.

We are beginning to realize more clearly how interdependent we are and how interwoven the whole world’s economy is. We have to take care for things with an eye to the benefit of the whole or it will not work for us very well in the long run.

Libra is ruled by Venus and is seen as the harmonizing force in the zodiac. She is often depicted as the judge holding the two scales for balance in her hands. Venus is known as the Goddess of love, harmony and beauty. For Venus it is more then appropriate to beautify herself with gemstones set into beautiful jewelry. And for Saturn in Venus it will be very supportive as well.

The Concept of True Birthstones

I am sure you know which is supposed to be your birthstone. Most women I have met and even some men will know their birthstone which is based on their sun sign. There is an official list of birthstones created by the mercurial jeweler’s guild as another sales argument why you should buy jewelry. Hey, being a jeweler myself, I am all for it. Jewelry is a personal statement about who you are in your fashion sense and it gives subliminal messages about your personal self expression, abundance and power. It will give you endless joy looking at beautiful sparkling gemstones and can have a deep sentimental value. It can have deep meaning for you and be a focus as a personal talisman.

But as an astrologer and healer I want you to be able to choose a gemstone which is most beneficial for you in helping you balance out friction in your chart. You can choose from a variety of true birthstones which are associated with your Sun position in your horoscope. And if you want to get more specific you can address the house position and aspect connection with other planets in your chart. That way you will be able to truly distinguish which is your true birthstone. I offer the Gemstone Profile based on your whole astrological chart with a description of your main 12 healing gemstones.

Astrological principles are manifested at all levels of creation, from the largest planets in the universe to the tiniest particles of atoms—all are part of the same network of universal energy. Based on the hermetic principle “As above, so below,” these universal principles that govern the universe are also seen on the much smaller level of gemstones, crystals, and metals.  That is the reason why we can attribute each gemstone with different planetary qualities. Each gemstone is always a composition of different astrological principles based on their personal uniqueness.

And this personal “signature”—specific metaphysical qualities, different for each stone, that arise from the stone’s association with its planets. It reflects the chemical composition, crystal structure, color and translucency of each unique stone. I think you will like the gemstone I am introducing today which is one of the true birthstones for Libra, the Rubellite.

Rubellite Represents the Planets of Mars, Venus, Sun and Neptune

The Rubellite, the pink Tourmaline, represents a lover of mankind, one who loves unconditionally and teaches us self-love. Self-love is often difficult to achieve. We know our weaknesses and dark side all too well and thus we are often most unforgiving and hard on ourselves. Beginning in childhood we learn to reject and negate a large part of our nature, especially our need for love and acceptance within the family. We resign ourselves to making do without those deep needs and we give up vital parts of ourselves. The Rubellite heals and strengthens us, helping us to recover those lost aspects of our nature. With its help we learn to love ourselves as we are, in our individuality and beauty.  Rubellite helps us to grow and nourish our own needs. As adults we have the ability to care for ourselves in ways we were not able to do in childhood. We can express our wishes and needs in alignment with our whole being. From that place of self-love and alignment we want to share and give to the world. The Rubellite opens us up to the abundant love that flows through us in all that we do. Our heart is open to joy and exaltation.

Venus and Mars rule the Rubellite in all their different facets. Venus is the goddess of love, harmony, and beauty. She is the muse to artists in all their endeavors. Mars is the pioneer, the warrior who is called to action. Together they help our creativity to be manifested on the earthly plane. They give us the courage and self-esteem to dare to be creative.

Venus and Mars are also eternal lovers. They help us through difficult times in our relationships. They remind us that the bond of love endures beyond all the difficulties that inevitably surface when two personalities merge. It is through our relationship with our intimate partner that we are challenged to grow and examine our behavior and our beliefs. With the solid foundation of love and friendship with our partner, we have the potential to rise out of difficult times like the Phoenix arising from the ashes.

I hope you will enjoy the discovery of this truly magnificent stone and wish you a very enchanted journey into the mysterious world of healing gemstones! If you enjoyed this article and my perspective on things, you can sign up for my free weekly newsletter on my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author

1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Bio:
Shakti Carola Navran
has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.

In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

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The Metaphysical Properties of Pearls: These are True Birthstone Gems of Cancer Astrology (June 22–July 22)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
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Usually I give you one of the true birthstones of the star sign of the month at the beginning when the Sun moves into the next astrological sign. This month has been so busy with important astro events that I have waited till today to do that before the month is over.

Cancer is the Archetypal Mother and some of her Birthstones Are Pearls

And here at last is the monthly update on the quality of the astrological sign and the nourishing and supportive energy of one of Cancers true birthstones- the pearls. Yes I know it is not really a stone but it serves us as well as one. Pearls are created in the oceans and are formed in the ouster and are different then the normal gemstones which are formed inside the depth of the earth. But because of that different formation process they can soothe our emotions and psyche like none other. Nowadays all pearls are created by mankind but the process involved is the same as it was before we came up with that idea.

Cancerian Qualities

June 22 marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Many people in the Northern Hemisphere love this energetic time of year, when they can enjoy the outdoors until late in the evening.

Cancer is a feminine water sign. All life on Earth depends on water, and all land animals, including humans, are thought to have originated in the oceans. So Cancer is closely associated with giving life, and hence motherhood.

The personality of Cancerians is fluid as well, with a broad range of personal traits. Home and family are always an important theme for this sign, for both men and women. They make loving, protective parents. Cancerians are highly emotional, romantic, and loving people and seek nurturing in relationships. They are also very giving people and often seek to express their nurturing nature in the healing and caring professions. They can be reserved people, preferring to reveal their true natures in the security of their intimate relationships. They tend to be ruled by their emotional ups and downs. They can also be quite artistic and make good artists, actors, and musicians.

How Gemstones Can Enhance Your Cancerian Experience

What better way for the Cancerian to express his or her loving nature than with a gift of gemstone jewelry to a beloved partner?

Gemstones have both physical and metaphysical qualities that can enhance all aspects of your well-being. The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones creates an energy field that interacts with our own when you hold it or wear it on your body. In this way, the gemstone can be used to calm you, bring you mental clarity, increase your energy, enhance your creativity, and much more. Cancerians have some potentially conflicting qualities (such as a desire to be connected to others, but also a tendency to withdraw) that can be brought into better balance with gemstones.

Astrology and Gemstones

Astrological principles manifest at all levels of creation, from the largest bodies in the cosmos to the tiniest particles of atoms—all are part of the same network of universal energy. Based on the hermetic principle “As above, so below,” those universal principles allow us to read relations among the planets and extrapolate those principles to things here on Earth, to events in our lives, as well as to our natural environment. The universal principles that govern the planets are also seen on the much smaller level of gemstones, crystals, and metals.

The Signature of Gemstones

Each gemstone is associated with specific planets. You are already aware that each planet has its own personality in astrology. And each gemstone has a personal “signature”—specific metaphysical qualities, different for each stone, that arise from the stone’s association with its planets.

How to Make Gemstones Work for You

By considering the individual signature of gemstones, you can select the right gems for very specific purposes, according to their astrological qualities.

Gemstones can be used in three different ways:

1. They are precious objects of beauty that may hold a special meaning for us. We enjoy their beauty by giving them a special place on a shelf, desk, or altar.
2. They can be used in meditation by tuning into their frequency for the purpose of balancing our energy field.
3. They can be made into jewelry pieces for our pleasure, enhancing our individual expression of beauty and sense of empowerment.

If you like to learn more about other astrological signs and their true birthstones based in astrology you can find more articles on my website.

Pearls Represent the Energies of Moon, Saturn, Neptune and Chiron

Pearls are found in a great variety colors, including white, cream, rose, silver, golden, blue, and black. Pearl is an organic substance made of calcium carbonate and an organic horn material that form as a reaction to an injury, usually intentionally caused by humans. The Pearl forms concentrically around the implanted microcrystal. Pearls are very sensitive to acids, perspiration, cosmetics, hairspray, dryness, and humidity. They can die through age or improper treatment, or they can become dull, crack, and peel off.

Pearls are sometimes referred to as the “tears of the soul” and some advise against wearing them. There may well be some truth in that notion for some people, but the choice to wear pearls must be left to individual discretion: I feel a strong attraction toward some pearls and appreciate wearing them frequently.

The Pearl can be viewed as a being originating in the depths of the ocean or fresh water seas. Water or the ocean is a powerful symbol and representation of our unconscious mind, the unknown depths of our emotions, the female part of our being. The human body consists of 85 percent water, the mysterious ingredient essential to all life.

And science tells us that we normally use only 5 to 10 percent of the potential of our brains, the conscious mind, meaning that the majority of the brain is hidden in the vast unconscious. The significance of the Pearl’s association with deep waters, and therefore our unconscious mind, is clear!

The Moon rules water, the ocean, the emotions, the female principle, and our unconscious mind. The Pearl is ruled by the Moon, so it connects us with the depths of our unconscious, of our feelings, including those that we often seek to repress, such as grief, sorrow, and pain. We try to avoid becoming conscious of those wounds, but we should take a lesson from the Pearl: Pearl’s host, the shell, also suffered an injury—even died at one point!—and yet produced this perfect, soft, shiny, round beauty.

The transformation is reminiscent of the caterpillar, often ugly, that grows into a beautiful butterfly. And so is it with humans: we can use our wounds like the Pearl, to grow into our own magnificent beauty.

Having this “wound” affinity with humans; Pearl is a wonderful ally and friend to us during our process of healing from these deep emotional injuries. It can soothe and nourish us, bring our wounds up into the light of consciousness, assist us in the transforming healing process.

The round shape of the Pearl, the most balanced form there is, stands for perfection and oneness. [1]

I wish you an enchanted journey into the mysterious world of healing gemstones and looking at them in a new way! If you enjoy my perspective on things, please come back and sign up for my free weekly newsletter on my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog where I discuss the actual universal astrological forces and the special powers of gemstones and inspire you to use them wisely for a more successful and joyful life. If you feel like passing this article on to some of your friends that would be so wonderful. Thank you so much!

I am truly excited and I am looking forward to connect with you in spirit next weekend, aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Bio:
Shakti Carola Navran has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.

In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

[1]Adapted from Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones That Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul © 2008 by Shakti Carola Navran. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. All rights reserved, used by permission of the publisher.

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Gemini Astrology and One of Their True Birthstones: Amber

Sunday, May 16th, 2010
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Happy birthday for all Geminis! We are all moving into a more light hearted, more fluid time of the year. It is the time of the year when we enjoy ourselves with the fresh energy, maybe travel or start with some new ideas. Geminis always have new ideas and are always moving. They are the butterflies flying from flower to flower, discovering the exciting beautiful world. One thing for sure if you have a Gemini partner, you will never get bored. They will keep you on your toes. That might be challenging at times but change is a good thing and Geminis move through it with ease.

Depending on the house position of your Sun in your chart and the aspect connection with other planets the general Gemini qualities might not show as obvious as described later in this article but you will find it.

I always remember a client of mine describing his 6 years old Gemini daughter. He said she was outside in the garden and kept talking and talking which in itself didn’t surprise him. But when he looked out of the window to see who she was with, there was nobody. She just was talking to herself…As you can see communication is everything!

Late Spring Explodes Everywhere with Energy

By the end of May spring is in full force in the Northern Hemisphere: flowers and trees are in full bloom, gardens have been planted and are already sprouting, the first brood of baby birds has hatched. There is excitement in the air! This is the excitement and energy of the sign of Gemini.

Geminis at their best and worst illustrate the full complexity of the human personality. You will be readily drawn to a Gemini—but getting at their true essence and dealing with their energy may not be easy and you will need to be on your toes!

Geminis power is in their flexible minds and the way they have with words.

Gemini rules the 3rd House—Communication and Excursions.

Mercurial Geminis

Gemini’s ruling planet (Mercury) and symbol (twins) sum up the traits of this sign. Mercury (Greek: Hermes or Apollo) was the Roman god of commerce, eloquence, travel, and—beware!—cunning, and theft. With wings on his sandals and helmet, Mercury swiftly communicated messages among the gods. We now use the word mercurial to mean a person who is eloquent, ingenious, unpredictable, changeable, and tending toward a negative sort of cunning—all qualities of Geminis.

The planet Mercury, being closest to the sun and having the smallest orbit, appears to move the fastest around the sun—beside the Moon. It’s year is just 88 days long. In astrology Mercury is associated with our mind (intellect, curiosity), all forms of communication, information, science, youthfulness, and travel.

Geminis are highly intelligent and they apply their intellect and curiosity to all that attracts their interest. They have a huge thirst for knowledge. They excel in speaking and writing.
Gemini is a masculine air sign, meaning that people born under this sign are, again, highly intelligent, flexible, versatile, and curious. But like water they are not easily contained—they need to always be moving from place to place and easily become bored and restless unless they have constant stimulation.

It is not difficult at all to be drawn to Geminis. They are charming, talkative, lively, funny, and quick witted. But they also can be very scatter brained and flattering from one thing to the next without ever finishing something properly. But of course it all depends on all the other factors in your chart.

How Gemstones Can Enhance Your Gemini Experience

For the Gemini it is important to not get overexcited or overextended in their ventures. Because they are so mental all gemstones that can calm the nervous system will help them to focus  and function better.

Gemstones in general have both physical and metaphysical qualities that can enhance all aspects of your well-being. The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones creates an energy field that interacts with our own when you meditate with it, hold it or wear it on your body. In this way, the gemstone can be used to calm you, bring you mental clarity, increase your energy, enhance your creativity, and much more.

The Signature of Gemstones

Each gemstone has its own personality depending on their planetary composition. We call this the personal “signature” which is specified by the chemical composition, hardness, the color, translucency, reflection and crystal structure. Like for example if we know a gemstone has iron in it we know this is a good stone for all Mars related issues. So whenever Mars has hard aspects that stone would help to balance that friction.

You can learn more about the metaphysical properties of gemstones through my book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul. In my book I teach you how to find your true birthstones based on your horoscope and the individual planetary signatures of 67 gemstones mostly used in jewelry design. Below you will find a description of Amber, one of the true astrological birthstones for Gemini taken from my book.

Amber Has Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Chiron Energies

Amber has a special place in my heart because it is a stone and it is not. That seems to make it a wonderful stone for the ambivalent Gemini with his two faces.

“Amber is special because it is the only gemstone that comes to us from the plant world. Amber is the fossilized, hardened resin of pine trees that formed about fifty million years ago. It has an amorphous (non crystalline) structure. It is found in various places, with the largest reserve in Samland, a region of Russia on the Baltic Sea near the border of Poland. Usually the color of amber is in the yellow-orange to brown range, but there are also varieties in white, black, blue, and greenish colors. We refer here to the yellow-orange variety because it is the most common.

Amber has the ability to create static electricity when it is rubbed with a cloth. This ability makes it a healer for harmonizing the electrical fields in and around our physical body. Amber balances our hormonal, nervous, and digestive systems.

Amber belongs to the third chakra, the solar plexus area. Here it softens and releases tensions and the physical manifestations of fears, which may include a tight, sour, or upset stomach.

By connecting us with the powerful life force energy of the sun, Amber brings us vibrant, joyful aliveness. Universally people enjoy spending time in the sun and bathing the body in its life-giving energy. This is one of the oldest naturally occurring meditations, the sun meditation, which induces in us a deep state of inward-turned relaxation. Amber also relieves depression by connecting us with our own inner sun center, our internal spark of light and joy. It enhances creativity, personal strength, self-expression, and power.

Amber is also a wonderful stone for babies, making them happy and joyful, and in Germany an old home remedy is to give a baby a large piece to bite on to relieve the pain of teething!”

As you can see it is a very versatile stone you might enjoy and use for your healing even if you are not a Gemini.

If you enjoyed this article and my perspective on things, you can sign up for my free weekly newsletter on my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog where I discuss the actual universal astrological forces and the special powers of gemstones and inspire you to use them wisely for a more successful and joyful life. I would love it if you feel like passing it on to some of your friends.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Bio:
Shakti Carola Navran
has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.

In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

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Taurus Astrology and One of Their True Birthstones, the Apophyllite

Monday, April 19th, 2010
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Happy birthday for all members of the Taurus Tribe! We are moving on from Aries energy to feeling more grounded and willing to take care for our physical reality and well being. Making practical plans and then following through with it step by step is the Taurus’ way of life. Of course the coloration of self expression of different Taurus people are due to what else they have going on in their chart. The house position and the aspects to your Taurus Sun will make a significant difference in how you might express yourself as a Taurus.

A Taurus is not like any other Taurus

For example: I have a late Taurus Sun in the 12th house as well as my Mercury who rules my Gemini Ascendant. For me this Sun position helps me to condense spiritual concepts, like astrology, and make them applicable and useful. I always had a way with words, even if it is definitely more of a challenge for me to write in English then in my mother language German. And I am a meditation teacher and healer which all relates to the 12th house. For me things always have to have some practical application and value.

I think that is also the reason why I love to work with the healing properties of gemstones so much, because they are a very concrete manifestation on one hand but very transcendent in their connection to the non physical realm on the other hand.  They can balance and imbue us with their essence. They can uplift us to higher states of consciousness if we use them for our meditation. Or they can alter our frequency if we wear them in our jewelry with us.

I also love beauty in all its forms: in nature, art, design, people, animals, gemstones and crystals, jewelry. Taurus is ruled by Venus and my Venus is in my first house which makes it double important for my life. Everything has to be beautiful for me. My room has golden yellow walls and red accents everywhere and every piece has a special meaning and beauty for me. How does that work out for you? How important is beauty in your life?

The Late Spring Sign

By the end of April the Northern Hemisphere is free of its winter snows and it is time to attend to caring for the Earth and planting crops. In general you can say that Taurus people are very much in tune with the Earth. Due to the influence of Venus, they have a great love for beauty found in things such as art, jewelry, and the natural landscape. They are loyal, patient, and deliberate in working toward their goals, just as farmers must be in tending their crops from planting through harvest. When a Taurus person undertakes a project, it most likely will be completed! Grounded in reality and the physical world, they excel at professions such as artist, farmer, the financial sector, and politics.

Taurus likes to be comfortable and often likes to stay at home and make it their castle. My husband is a Cancer Sun with Taurus Ascendant; he almost never leaves the house. Physical comfort, health, good food, sex and everything that helps to enjoy the world through their senses is important for Taurus.

How Gemstones Can Enhance Your Taurus Experience

Taurus is a feminine earth sign. What better way to celebrate the Taurus love of beauty and the Earth than with beautiful gemstones, the hidden treasures of the Earth?
Gemstones have both physical and metaphysical qualities that can enhance all aspects of your well-being. The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones creates an energy field that interacts with our own when you meditate with it, hold it or wear it on your body. In this way, the gemstone can be used to calm you, bring you mental clarity, increase your energy, enhance your creativity, and much more.

The Signature of Gemstones

Each gemstone has its own personality depending on their planetary composition. We call this the personal “signature” which is specified by the chemical composition, hardness, the color, translucency and reflection and crystal structure. Like for example if we know a gemstone has iron in it we know this is a good stone for all Mars related issues. So whenever Mars has hard aspects that stone would help to balance that friction.
You can learn more about the metaphysical properties of gemstones through my book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery. In my book I teach you how to find your true birthstones based on your horoscope and the individual planetary signatures of 67 gemstones mostly used in jewelry design. Below you will find a description of the Apophyllite, one of the true astrological birthstones for Taurus.

This time I want to introduce you to a very special and rare gemstone you might not have heard about yet.

Apophyllite (Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron)

Apophyllite is a very rare, light green, four-sided, diamond-faced crystal found in only one place on the Earth, in Poona, India. The Poona mine was closed after some years of operation due to the objections of citizens to the dynamiting in the middle of their city; thus this is a very rare stone and good pieces are hard to find nowadays.
I love this stone because of its unique generous qualities for the heart. In its natural crystallized form it can be set into beautiful pendants and worn right over the heart. This is a stone for the heart chakra and connects us to the Christ consciousness and love in its highest form.

This energy is focused in our heart and connects us with the quality of compassion as a result of realizing who we really are: eternal spiritual beings of love, experiencing ourselves as humans on this earthly plane.

The light color of Apophyllite is soft and gentle, almost like a fragrance, and its energy very subtle, soothing, and expanding. The heart’s longing is to experience communion and oneness with God, with life in all its facets. It is the longing of the soul to melt the shell around the heart and heal its wounds, and compassion is the natural outcome of this process.

The planet Chiron represents the wounded healer. Chiron shows us our deepest hurt on the astrological chart.   He shows us where we need to heal ourselves and where we can become a healer for others as a result of our own experience. Chiron and Neptune are hand in hand, joining their energies together to help us experience the highest truth of love and compassion: this is what we call “Christ consciousness.”

Apophyllite also may bring up emotions that are not in line with the Christ consciousness or oneness consciousness. It may work as an accelerator of spiritual growth by helping us to cleanse ourselves of grief, anger, jealousy, and fear— all the so-called negative emotions—by realigning ourselves with the truth that we are divine consciousness.

This crystal is one of the most powerful healers for the heart and thus it is a stone for healers. It is very beneficial to wear this beautiful, unique gem over the heart, or for meditation you may put it on your third eye or on your heart chakra. It goes very well together with the Ruby or Spinel, which add other aspects of the heart.

Gemstones Can Offer You the Highest Potentiality They Carry

When you read the qualities of the Apophyllite you might not have imagined this to be necessarily qualities of Taurus. But Taurus is a deeply loving and caring being and can be truly centered in their heart in all their physical actions. For all of us wearing a pendant with Apophyllite over our heart can lift us up into the higher consciousness of oneness and unconditional love, helping the heart to flower. And I believe that is our deepest longing.

If you enjoyed this article and my perspective on things, you can sign up for my free weekly newsletter on my Astrological Signs Weather Report & Healing Gems Blog where I discuss the actual universal astrological forces and the special powers of gemstones and inspire you to use them wisely for a more successful and joyful life. I would love it if you feel like passing it on to some of your friends.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.

Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Phone: 808.878.8182

Bio:
Shakti Carola Navran has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.
In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.

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