Welcome to Judith's Crystal Cave Teachings, my virtual home.
Here is where I share my thoughts on spirituality, life, humor, Crystals, and various topics I hope people will find interesting. We are far more than we know. We all have magic within us, waiting to be tapped into. I want to support that awakening, that recognition of what we are: Eternal souls on a journey through space and time, here to evolve, learn, and grow. All that I've learned from the teachers in my life, the elders, the animals, the stones, the trees, the elements, the stars, and all that I am, is shared here, in this space. My training in Classical Chinese Medicine, ( and Taoism ), including the Stones, 5-Element theory, Essential Oils, and herbs, Astrology, and my insights as a Clairvoyant Empath are all shared here. With empathy, love, and my bizarre sense of humor, I am honored to share my perspectives on this Earth walk with you.
One of the great loves in my life has always been nature, especially what native people call "The Stone People". I have been working with, and teaching about Crystals and Minerals for most of my life. All of the indigenous cultures around the world describe the stones as the oldest living beings on the planet. The Taoists consider them to be the most powerful healing modality that there is. Part of the reason I started my website was to introduce these Master Healers to people unfamiliar with them, since most people have limited access to a Taoist Master or a native elder. Most books available today focus on either the metaphysical properties of stones, or the mineralogical make-up of the stones. I wanted to offer material that is ancient, from my decades of study, along with my direct experiences, dreams, and visions with the stones as an Alchemist, Clairvoyant Empath and Mystic.
My home is filled with a Shaman's tools, drums, rattles, feathers, art, Stones, Essential Oils, Herbs, Sage, Sweetgrass, tobacco for ceremony... All of these things combine together to create an energy that is healing for all who enter, and to challenge the trance-like state western culture creates in us, which inhibits and blocks us from achieving our true potential. This part of my website is designed to do that, to challenge that trance state, offering a different perspective on life that includes magic, and an opportunity to explore other dimensions and realities.
My actual home in real life is very unusual, a geodesic dome and subterranean home built into the side of a hill, with 35 tons of Calcite boulders that create the ceiling. A true Crystal Cave, unique and magical. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I wanted to have, and make available for my clients, an environment for people to experience the Earth as it truly is, from an Indigenous culture perspective: Powerful, nurturing, magical, and Sacred. I want to invite people to embark on a journey into the mystical, the supernatural, where all living things are connected as one heart. And I want to include laughter, because laughter brings us into the moment more quickly than anything except love. So expect some snippets of my life that hopefully will make you smile.
Come on a journey with me.
Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign of the zodiac often signified by the Ram. Aries people are strong-willed, enthusiastic, passionate about life, energetic, and fun to be around. The Sun is moving through Aries this month, so let’s take a look at what’s in store.
The month starts out with an exquisite day on 4/2, with the Moon in Pisces ♓️ forming three conjunctions in a row, first to Venus, then to Mercury, and lastly, to Neptune, all in Pisces. This is a gift. Neptune, at it’s highest expression, represents Divine Love. Venus represents love, charm, creativity, and happiness. Combine those two, and you have the opportunity for a truly mystical experience. Add in Mercury, the planet of communication, and the mind, you then have the opportunity to connect the heart and mind, expressing yourself from love. ( Diffusing Rose essential oil, or meditating with Rose Quartz would enhance this). Focus on receiving grace and love, while radiating out love to the world.
April 3rd and 4th are also nice, leading up to the New Moon in Aries ♈️ on 4/5. Both the Sun and Moon are at 15 degrees of Aries. This will be a very intense New Moon, due to Pluto and Saturn being squared by it, in Capricorn ♑️. This is a deeply alchemical process, accessing Root Chakra fears that need to be released. Work with the Fire Element to burn through it. Refuse to be held hostage by old trauma. Refer back to the realizations from the aspects on the second, where you tapped into the perfect love of the universe. Remember, fear is not a thing. It’s an ABSENCE of a thing. It’s an absence of faith, in oneself and in Source. It’s an absence of cosmic truth. It’s buying into a lie, or error consciousness. Use the Aries Ram energy to push through it, confronting it. Use the fire. 🔥🔥🔥. Burn, baby, burn. Become the Phoenix. Rise.
4/6 is good, with the Moon 🌙 conjunct to Uranus in Taurus ♉️. New ideas and possibilities. 4/7 is fabulous, with the Moon in Taurus making several lovely aspects.
Let’s look at 4/10. Wow. Another intense, interesting day. Here, I think we’re going to see some outright lying, spin doctoring, and damage control on the news. Don’t believe everything you see, deceit appears to be the order of the day. On a personal level, try to avoid over-extending, or over-giving, at your own expense. Lay low, if possible.
4/12 is a day of potential liberation. The Moon in Cancer ♋️ pushes up against a very frozen resistance to change, with Pluto and Saturn again, this time as an opposition instead of a square, and utilizing Water 💦 instead of Fire. Water represents faith and trust. This is an aspect of letting go. Not from a place of giving up, but rather, from a place of acceptance of what is. Of where someone stands in consciousness, and their unwillingness to change. Let go. Move forward.
Palm Sunday, 4/14, is a day of benediction. There is a Grand Trine in Fire, 🔥, with the Sun in Aries ♈️ trining the Moon in Leo ♌️, both trining Jupiter in Sagittarius ♐️. Jupiter represents optimism, faith, and Sacred Law. This is another great day for manifesting your dreams, your vision, your hopes. Work from your Heart Chakra. The Heart and Pericardium are a part of the Fire Element. Be the light of the world. Illuminate everyone around you.
The Full Moon on the 19th also opposes Uranus, the planet of unexpected changes. Expect the unexpected, and go with the flow.
The Sun enters Taurus ♉️ on the 20th, and the Moon makes a few nice aspects, so we have a breather. Easter Sunday on 4/21 is lovely.
April is going to be a busy month, with some powerful opportunities for growth and change. It will be interesting to see how the Race Mind handles that.
As we move into spring, with the return of the flowers, the leaves, with the snow up here in the mountains finally starting to melt, embrace all of the beautiful possibilities that the universe has for you. Open yourself to receive. Become the Fire, generating light and love for the world. May April bring you beauty, everywhere you look. Be well, my friends. Happy birthday, Aries ♈️ people. Light it up! Blessings, Judith
I love this quote from Bruce Lee, saying “ It’s better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener in a war.” I believe we need to cultivate the garden of our life. Every time we express kindness, compassion, empathy, and love, we plant a flower in the garden of our own life, and someone else’s. Whether that flower is an annual, only around for a season, or a perennial, blooming year after year, it still brings joy to anyone who sees it.
The thing about gardens, as anyone who has ever had one knows, is that they need to be nurtured and protected. They need the proper amounts of water, sunlight, and nutrients, as well as being protected from insects and animals that want to devour the plants, flowers, or vegetables. Our inner garden deserves the same care. There will always be those that have no boundaries, feeling entitled to harvest the fruits of our labors. Unwilling to do the work themselves, they can be parasites in our lives, piggybacking on the spiritual work we’ve done.
Being a spiritual warrior means that we hold others to the same standards we have for ourselves. No excuses. We choose to live from impeccability, and a ruthless examination of our subconscious motivations. We refuse to allow the mind or ego construct to run the show. That takes a level of commitment and vigilance that is ongoing. We weed our garden constantly, removing negative thoughts, beliefs, and toxic relationships that no longer grow beauty in our soul. Sometimes, the culture tries to make us feel guilty about that weeding process. Don’t. Protect what you have planted, understanding that anyone can plant a garden, the same way that you did. Only you have the right to harvest the fruits of your spiritual work. Overgiving teaches nothing, other than reinforcing a person’s entitlement issues and a negative belief that they may hold about themselves, regarding their own capabilities.
Love is the sunlight that washes over us, greening and growing who we are, and strengthening who we came here to be. Faith and trust are the waters that replenish us. Empathy is the soil that nourishes us. Compassion is what gives us the courage to move forward. The gentle breezes oxygenate our spirit, and invigorate us. We need to treat our garden within as the sacred place that it is. Those that would pollute it, intentionally or unintentionally, must not be allowed access. Having strong and healthy boundaries is the equivalent of posting “ No trespassing “ signs.
We can, by being a warrior in a garden, model for the world what a beautiful garden of love looks like, while at the same time encouraging others to grow their own gardens. Gardens of love, creativity, joy, and abundance. Anyone can become a gardener. Love is the easiest thing in the world to plant. A person just has to want to. The magical thing about love, is that once it’s planted, it spreads. It’s a perennial, rewarding you with blossoms for decades to come.
Being a warrior in a garden is a beautiful thing. The flower that most embodies that, for me, is the rose. It is a perennial, it has the most exquisite fragrance, it draws bees and hummingbirds to itself, sharing it’s nectar, while at the same time having thorns to ward off predators that would eat it. The rose is a heart healer. Rose essential oil is so uplifting, calming, and soothing. Diffused, or applied topically on pericardium points or heart points can be very powerful during trying circumstances.
I choose to be a warrior in the garden of my life. It is my responsibility, and the sacred commitment I have made to myself, since walking away from an abusive marriage over 30 years ago, where I learned about pathological narcissism first hand. I learned about protecting and honoring my garden. I learned about reciprocity. I learned to expect to receive. I learned to be a warrior of light. Become that. Honor your garden. Honor what you have planted. Honor who you have become. Blessings, Judith
The Sun is in Pisces for much of the month. Pisces is a Water sign of the zodiac. The Water signs tend to be empathic, compassionate, and caring. (Some people say that Pisces are dreamy and unfocused, but I have never found that to be the case.) In Chinese medicine, the kidneys and the bladder are the Water element. It represents what we trust, what we have faith in. Also, the kidneys are the home of the mystical, the supernatural, and the Void.
This month begins with Mercury going retrograde on 3/5. It lasts for three weeks, going direct again on 3/28. I know, it’s appointment book hell. Not great for travel, but if you have to, check and double check your schedule. Be clear in all communications, and write things down.
There is a gorgeous New Moon on 3/6, with the Sun and Moon in Pisces, BOTH conjunct to Neptune. Wow. This is incredibly high vibe. Take advantage of the cosmic energy this generates. Meditate, set your intention to be love, to broadcast love, to receive love. It’s a vibration of grace, gratitude, and beauty. The Moon also sextiles Mars and Saturn, energy and patience. I believe this may be one of the most uplifting days of the month.
Daylight Savings Time begins on 3/10. The Moon conjuncts to Uranus in Taurus, very freeing and packing a lot of juice. Change a pattern, move forward. 3/11 is another seriously good day. We have several good aspects, but the ones I like the most are the Moon in Taurus trining Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Pluto is the alchemist, and Saturn is wisdom and patience. This is an aspect of high magic, anything can be accomplished with this. Connect to Source, channel it through yourself. Become the magic, and watch old obstacles fade away. Or blow them the fuck up, whichever works for you. I’m more of a blow them the fuck up type of chick, myself.
3/13 is interesting. The Moon in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces. Neptune in a square aspect signifies denial, or naïveté. The Sun in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius at the same time, an aspect of overextending. Don’t let your compassion and generosity of spirit cause you to be taken advantage of, or to push yourself too hard. The Sun sextile to Pluto helps, here, giving penetrating insights. Trust what you’re shown.
I’m going out on a limb here, but 3/14, 3/15 and 3/16 look important, in terms of breaking news regarding ongoing investigations in our country. Some people are going to be getting some bad news. And should plan on going away for a while. I hope they like orange.
The Vernal Equinox And Full Moon is on 3/20, with the Sun entering Aries. There are several very powerful aspects that day, among them, the Moon trining Saturn, Pluto, and Mars. Yowza. It’s time to rock and roll. This is another opportunity to jumpstart your life. Body surf this planetary configuration. Focus. Wait… pounce.
On 3/22, don’t let fear stop you. Just as the Moon is leaving Libra, early in the day, it makes a square to both Pluto and Saturn. This can trigger old fears. Ignore them. The Moon shifts into Scorpio later on, making two positive aspects to Jupiter and Venus. Trust yourself and Spirit. 3/24 is also very nice.
Mercury goes direct on 3/28, making the end of the month, 3/27, 3/28, and 3/29, all predominantly positive.
This month, be especially gentle with yourself. Be patient. Be kind. Be tender hearted. Pisces may be the most compassionate signs of the zodiac. Give some of that compassion to yourself this month. You deserve it, and it’s your birthright. Let the universe nurture you. Receive all the blessings coming your way. Sending you love, Judith