Welcome to the July Newsletter!  New this month:  new Hemimorphite gemstones; Geranium essential oil; Book of the Month; Psychic & Holistic Fayre in Wiltshire; and Birthday gemstones.
 

 

July Newsletter


 

 

I'm back from my week away in Dorset feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for another break! As me and my Beloved don't get away very often, we had a 'things to do' list a mile long - ice-cream on the beach, fish and chips by the harbour, dipping our toes in the sea, afternoon tea in our favourite secret hotel - to name but a few. The weather was reasonably kind and the only rainy day was spent browsing bookshops, spending far too much money in the crystal shop and enjoying plenty of coffee and cakes. My favourite day out was at Brownsea Island near Poole, somewhere we've both wanted to visit for years. It was worth making the effort of taking the ferry over as it's the most tranquil, peaceful and magical place I've been to for a long while. We once visited Caldey Island near Tenby which had the same type of energy. Maybe it's the process of leaving the noise and crowds of the mainland behind, crossing the sea in a small boat and alighting on a small island that makes you feel transported to another world!

I've recently been working with Hemimorphite gemstones. At first I was attracted by the beautiful colour, but as I discovered more about it I realised what a powerful crystal it is. I've created some jewellery with this lovely gemstone and you can find out more about it in this newsletter.

As I'm posting this newsletter later than planned and the next few weeks are likely to speed by, it's unlikely that I'll be writing a newsletter for August. However I'll still be here coming up with ideas for September and I'll be posting out jewellery as usual. With this in mind I've also added the birthday gemstones for August.

Hoping you have a wonderful Summer!

Love, light and blessings

 

Julia 

 

 

 

Hemimorphite

Hemimorphite is a form of hydrous zinc silicate, usually turquoise blue, blue-green, white or clear in colour, but sometimes brown.

Hemimorphite stimulates the throat, third eye and crown chakras and activates the higher chakras to filter more light energy throughout the body. These higher vibrations have a cleansing and balancing effect on the aura and enable communication with spirit guides and the angelic realms. A crystal of enlightenment and spiritual attunement, Hemimorphite connects you to a higher state of awareness and assists spiritual growth. During meditation it helps to tune out distractions and may also trigger psychic visions. The gentle strength and ancient wisdom of this healing crystal activates self-healing and can help you to understand and work with ancient healing techniques. It also supports you in taking the steps needed to achieve and keep a healthy lifestyle.

Hemimorphite helps you understand and accept your personality traits, including your perceived flaws and imperfections. It boosts self-confidence, self-belief, self-respect and self-esteem. This positive state of self-worth comes from the heart centre rather than the ego. This calming crystal releases fear, doubt, worry and anxiety and instils a positive, optimistic attitude. Its uplifting energy attracts joy, happiness and good luck into your life.

A stone of transformation and self-development, Hemimorphite encourages you to take responsibility for your own life, to know that your happiness and wellbeing are ultimately in your own hands, and shaped by your attitudes, actions, thoughts and beliefs. It protects against malicious thoughts and energy vibrations from those who try to manipulate, coerce or control you. It also brings to light other outside forces which may be preventing you from living life to your full potential and gives you the inner strength and support to release them. This can help you to live in alignment with your life purpose in a positive, joyful and creative way.

Hemimorphite gives self-discipline, energy and commitment to see your projects through to completion. It instils enthusiasm to stop you putting things off until the last minute and assists in breaking tasks down into manageable steps. It also improves productivity by helping you focus and ignore distractions.

Hemimorphite releases Karmic ties in relationships, helping to heal emotional pain and distress from the past. It fosters love, compassion, empathy and forgiveness, enabling you to feel more secure and optimistic about opening your heart to give and receive love. It strengthens the bonds in loving relationships, promoting patience and understanding and encourages both partners to communicate from the heart.

On a physical level, Hemimorphite can help you regain and maintain optimum health. It can assist weight loss, reduce pain and balance hormone levels. Hemimorphite can also help to purify and strengthen the blood and heal warts and ulcers. 

 

 

 Sterling Silver Hemimorphite Bracelet


 

 

Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens, pelargonium odorantissimum

Geranium essential oil has a strong, rose-like aroma making it a popular ingredient in toiletries and for room fragrancing. It can also be used in a diffuser or skin lotion to repel insects.

The main use of this oil is to bring about balance to the mind and body. It is relaxing and uplifting, helping to calm and stabilise the emotions and relieve the effects of stress and anxiety.

Geranium has a regulating effect on the hormones which can help to relieve PMS and menopausal problems. Poor circulation and water retention can also be improved by this oil due to its diuretic and stimulating actions, which can also help eliminate toxins from the body.

In skin care, Geranium is useful for all skin types, especially oily or dull skin. It increases blood flow and regulates production of the skin's natural oils, helping to keep it supple.

On a subtle level, Geranium essential oil has an affinity with the heart chakra and its connection with the energy of the Divine Feminine brings comfort and solace. It brings harmony to the auric field and heals any feelings of being unworthy or unloved.

Although generally non-toxic, it can cause irritation to very sensitive skin, and due to its effects on the hormone system, is best avoided during pregnancy.

For more information on the safe use of essential oils at home, please see my Basic Aromatherapy page

 

 

 

Birthday Gemstones

Every gemstone and crystal is governed by planetary forces, and wearing one corresponding with your astrological birth chart is believed to strengthen these celestial energies.

Ruby is the traditional gemstone for July which includes the birthdays of those born under the signs of Cancer (21st June-22nd July) and Leo (23rd July-22nd August). Both of these astrological signs also resonate with the energy vibrations of Amber, Carnelian and Emerald. Other beneficial gemstones include Calcite, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Moonstone, Rhodonite and Moss Agate for Cancerians, and Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Kunzite, Larimar, Onxy, Orange Calcite, Petalite, Rhodochrosite, Tiger's Eye and Turquoise for those born under the sign of Leo. 

 

 

Birthday Gemstones for August

Peridot is the traditional gemstone for August, which includes the birthdays of those born under the signs of Leo (23rd July-22nd August) and Virgo (23rd August-22nd September. Both of these astrological signs also resonate with the energy vibrations of Amber, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine and Garnet. Other beneficial gemstones include Amazonite, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Rutilated Quartz, Sapphire, Sodalite, Sugilite and Smithsonite for Virgoans, and Emerald, Kunzite, Larimar, Onyx, Orange Calcite, Petalite, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Tiger's Eye and Turquoise for those born under the sign of Leo. 

 

 

Book of the Month:

Crystals: How to tap into your infinite potential through the healing power of Crystals by Katie-Jane Wright

You'd think by now I'd have enough books on crystals but I couldn't resist this one! I can't walk past a book shop, crystal shop or coffee shop without going in and being tempted by something!

This book is based on the author's personal journey of working with crystal energy. It begins with guidance on choosing, cleansing and programming crystals with a description of just seven gemstones - Clear Quartz, Selenite, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Citrine and Shungite. This is followed by information on grounding, attuning to your crystal, opening the chakras and balancing your energies. What really sold this book to me is the large amount of information on crystal rituals, including rituals for protection, self-love and relaxation. As if this isn't enough, there's even an easy to follow guide for creating crystal grids. 

 

 

 

Psychic and Holistic Fayre in Pewsham

I'm taking a selection of my jewellery along to this new event on Saturday 13th July and if you're in the area it would be great to see you! It's at Pewsham Community Centre, Lodge Road, Pewsham, near Chippenham in Wiltshire, SN15 3SY. It's open from 11am until 4pm with a variety of stall holders, readers and therapists. There's a £1 entry fee and refreshments will be available.