Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Blue Lace Agate Gemstone meaning
Blue lace agate is one of the rarest and most popular of the agates.
This is a calming, uplifting stone. The blue color strengthens the function of the throat chakra and encourages peace. It can be used wherever there is a build up of painful or irritated energy.
Healing properties of blue lace agate
Wear or carry blue lace agate for peace and happiness. Place it in your hand when you feel the need to de-stress. If you find yourself in stressful situations at work or home, keep some blue lace agate on your desk and simply gaze at it for relief.
In the home, surround blue lace agate stones with light blue candles to calm the atmosphere and reduce family quarrels.
Posted by Dune at 11:20 AM
Tarot card - The Emperor Reversed
Introduction: The Emperor in reverse can tell us that we are giving our heart more credence than what our mind and logic is telling us. In general that is not a bad thing; but ideally we would be balancing both. Use your mind AND your heart, this reversed card tells us. You may be easily distracted now and could find it hard to maintain your concentration and focus. Yet drawing the reversed emperor indicates that concentration and focus is vital now.
General: When you draw the Emperor in reverse, an older man, likely to be dark-haired, may be rubbing you the wrong way now. Try to look beyond his exterior and consider what it is that he may have to offer you that can be of use. Don’t get too irritated if he is trying to tell you what you “should” do; take the parts of his advice which are useful and ignore the rest.
Work: The reversed Emperor can indicate that you are not much in the mood for structured, formal work right now. However, obviously, you may not have a choice. Do the best you can to exhibit the structure and order that your job requires of you, but make sure to give yourself at least little mini-breaks to help yourself cope, if necessary.
Love: Organization or lack thereof can become an issue when the reversed Emperor shows in a reading. If you consider yourself to be an orderly, methodical person, you may have fallen for someone who is not (or that could be about to happen.) Consider where or how compromises can be made. If you don’t the relationship has next to no chance of working.
Finances: If you struggle with finances and you have drawn the Emperor reversed, you may well need to seek outside assistance. Look for someone who is good at logic, order, and being methodical in terms of setting up budgets, dealing with taxes and cash flow, and so on. You cannot afford to take a haphazard approach when this card appears in this context.
Health: Again this card in reverse points to a need to get outside advice and to be logical, methodical, and orderly about how you are managing your body and your health. Increased self-discipline may be helpful. If you are struggling with a health issue, insights may come if you take the time to write down your symptoms, track them, and then see if anything in your life corresponds with how you are feeling.
Spirituality: When the Emperor appears in reverse, it can be a signal that a helpful spiritual advisor, (likely to be male and older than the querent) is nearby. One must be cautious when accepting spiritual advice from a “guru.” No human being is perfect, and it’s important that you listen to your own thoughts and intuition no matter what others say about a guru or teacher who is in, or who will be coming into your life. Learn from this teacher, but do not discard yourself in the process.
Posted by Dune at 11:15 AM
Symbolism of bee
Denotes industrious and cooperative teamwork and denotes diligence and a sense of order. A beeswarm suggests an overwhelming situation Being stung by a bee can represent a negative situation. Dreaming of a bee flying away can symbolize death as the bee is the soul, but if the bee flies into the mouth of the dead person, that person will come back to life. In the mediterranean civilizations, the bee was seen to be brave, chaste, industrious, clean and lives harmoniously. The Christians looked upon the bee hive as the church and the bees as the parishioners, who collected only the best from all the flowers. They were symbols of purity and abstinence. In the secular world, the bee was a royal symbol and the queen bee was long regarded as a King. The sweetness symbolised Christ and his mercy. The sting was felt to be the last judgment.
Posted by Dune at 11:01 AM
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Scientific Name: Agrimonia eupatoria Common Names: Common agrimony, church steeples or sticklewort Family: Rosaceae Part Used: Aerial parts Habitat: Agrimony is native to Europe, but can also be found in temperate climate in most parts of the Northern hemisphere.
Agrimony tea is soothing and good for sore throats. It is sometimes used by singers to gargle with. This herb is used to refresh and clear the throat. Agrimony is sometimes used for loose bowels as well. This herb is sometimes prescribed for fevers, digestive and bowel troubles, coughs and asthma. It can be used externally for skin sores.
CAUTION: This herb may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and may increase the risk of sunburn. Do not take if pregnant or nursing or if you are planning to have surgery within two weeks.
- Treat sore throat
- Reduce pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Treat indigestion
- Treat bladder infections
- Treat arthritis
- Treat rheumatism
- Treat urinary incontinence
- Treat gallstones
- Treat food allergies
- Treat asthma and coughs
- Wound healing
- Treat psoriasis
- Treat acne and eczema
- Treat hemorrhoids
- Treat eye irritation
- Treat colitis
- Treat liver and kidney disorders
- Treat pimples and skin irritation
- Purify blood
- Treat jaundice
- Increase urinating frequency
- Treat anemia
- Treat diarrhea
- Treat irritable bowel syndrome
- Treat ulcers
- Promote proper assimilation of food
Diopside gemstone meaning
Diopside occurs in white to light green, darker green, gray or greenish black, reddish brown and yellow-brown. The energy of this mineral depends upon the hue.
Black diopside is used to establish a connection and grounding with the earth, while green diopside is used for balancing and healing. It energizes the third eye, heart and sacral hara chakra.
Green diopside promotes emotional well being and the wherewithal to love oneself and others.
- Expands love on every level
- Opens the mind to learning new concepts
- Assists in exploration of connections between Humanity & Nature
Healing properties of Diopside
Diopside is used by healers to assist in regeneration after a surgery or physical trauma. Women experiencing menopause find it helpful in calming the emotions and physical changes. It is used as an aid in healing after a heart attack or other heart troubles. It has been used for regeneration to heal the lungs from damage caused by smoking.
Posted by Dune at 10:17 PM
Symbolism of ape
Cautions against loss of individuality, pretending to be someone who you are not, aping someone, being a copycat instead of your true self. A symbol of malice and ugliness. The ape was a holy animal in ancient India, the god Hanuman, as in the epic Ramayana. He is a symbol of strength, loyalty, and self-sacrifice. In the Chinese Zodiac, the ape is the ninth sign. The ape is the calendar symbol in ancient Mexican cultures, lending its name (in Aztec Ozomatli, in Mayan Ba'tz) to the the day of the month. The ape was a god of dance, and those born under this sign were expected to become jugglers, pranksters, dancers, or singers. In ancient Mexico, the ape represents the wind. In the ancient Mexican myth of periodic "ends of the world", the second era or "sun," the wind-sun, was ended by devastating tornadoes, and the humans of this era were transformed into apes. Apes in chains represent the "devil" vanquished. It is a symbol of insecurity and doubt about one's own role in life as well as immodesty.
Posted by Dune at 9:08 AM