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.
The key words for the sign Cancer are “ I Feel”. Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign. The symbol is the Crab, the ruling planet is the Moon. This month, there are some lovely aspects that we can all look forward to. Tuesday, 7/3 is a winner, with the Moon in Pisces making five beautiful aspects, forming a Grand Trine in the Water Element, where it Trines both the Sun in Cancer and Jupiter in Scorpio. This brings strength, optimism, and Sacred Law. At the same time, the Moon conjuncts to Neptune in Pisces, a very spiritual aspect. This is a wonderful day to receive, to meditate, and to visualize what you need.
7/7 is also good, as long as you slow down. The Moon in Aries trines Venus. This adds creativity and beauty to everything. It then moves into Taurus, where it conjuncts Uranus, the planet of innovation, liberation, and change. Move forward on your dreams. 7/8 is very good, with the Sun in Cancer Trine to Neptune in Pisces, and the Moon in Taurus also sextile Neptune and the Sun. Magical and mystical.
The New Moon on 7/12 is a powerhouse. This is the first of two Eclipses this month. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in a New Moon, which offers opportunities for new beginnings. With this one, we have a Solar Eclipse, with both the Sun and Moon opposing Pluto. Wow. Pluto rules the Void, alchemy, transmutation, death and rebirth, endings and beginnings. It also rules the supernatural, organized crime, and intelligence agencies. This is fairly explosive. Watch the news. Since Jupiter, the Moon, and Neptune form a Grand Trine in Water at the same time, have faith ( Neptune) in Sacred Law ( Jupiter) prevailing. What are we ready to let go of? What old habit, pattern, or attitude needs to end? What are we ready to begin?
The 15th and 16th are both good. The Sun moves into Leo on the 22nd, another good day. Mercury goes retrograde again ( I know) on the 26th, but otherwise it’s a good day.
The second Eclipse of the month will be on 7/27. Hold onto your hats for this one. It’s a Full Moon, from Leo to Aquarius, with the Sun in fiery Leo opposing both the Moon AND Mars in Aquarius. Mars in an opposition can make people feel the fight or flight reflex. All of this is taking place in two Fixed signs. ( Stubborn). Slow down. Breathe. Decide not to engage unless absolutely necessary. If someone oversteps their boundaries, then by all means, stand up for yourself.
The month ends with two lovely days, the 30th and 31st, giving us all a chance to recover from that intense Full Moon. July will be eventful. Cancer is a nurturing sign. Take care of yourself. Rest. Play. Laugh. Love. I hope you have a wonderful month. Blessings, Judith
This week I bought one of the most powerful stones I’ve ever experienced. It had been offered to me three years ago at a show, and again at another show after that. I passed on it for a number of reasons, none of which turned out to be the real reason I didn’t buy it: it was meant to be here, and I wasn’t ready for it. We know that stones are living beings, the oldest souls on the planet. This sphere is 102 pounds, Dumortierite, ( blue Quartz), from Brazil. Dumortierite is fairly rare, and is a Third Eye and Crown Chakra Stone. Dr. Yuen teaches that it brings peace and serenity. Others talk about it giving deeper insights into the self, strengthening psychic abilities, and facilitating downloads of data from other dimensions.
This being came to me in the Dreamtime last week, telling me it was time. I called to see if it was still available. It was. As soon as I committed to buy it, my whole body began to shake. I could feel it bonding with me, moving energy that had been blocked, and it wasn’t even here yet! It arrived on Monday. I have no words for what this is. One of my spiritual sisters was here yesterday, and she sat in front of it. Her experience was life-altering. She was given answers about her soul’s journey that had eluded her her whole life.
The Third Eye Chakra is the Chakra of visions, of psychic perceptions, of shamanic journeying. One needs to have the courage and willingness to see the truth for this Chakra to be activated. Here is where we can create realities we want to manifest. The Throat Chakra is where we “ speak the Word” to create. The Third Eye is even more powerful. Here, we envision what we need, which ALREADY EXISTS in the universe. As we envision it, we attune ourselves to its vibration, drawing it in to our reality. Here, we can envision ourselves as we truly are, eternal souls free of the ego construct, free of judgments that have been placed upon us by the culture or people in our lives. We can see our own divinity.
When we live from a place of empowerment, we choose how we want to see the world. Do we want to succumb to fear, our own or others, or the fear of the Race Mind, or do we choose to live from magic and miracles? Do we want to focus on the negative, or to use our spirituality to change it?
Setting your intention and your vision for your life, and for the planet, takes fierce discipline. First, decide that you have the courage and the willingness to see whatever you need to see about your life or the present moment that may need to be changed. There is never anything to fear. Fear is the absence of faith, and the absence of truth. Trust your own heart and inner guidance. Open your vision to a vision of yourself as perfect, fulfilled, loving, happy, joyful. See all old trauma and blockages removed, streaming away from you, returning to the nothingness from whence they came. As you see this, FEEL it. Feel the love of the universe filling you. Then, expand that out to include the planet and all beings. See harmony being created. See peace and justice being restored. Feel it. Trust your vision. Hold your vision of a higher truth prevailing over fear and greed.
For us to manifest what we need, learning to hold our vision is essential. Getting sucked into the undertow of fear that exists now serves none. A warrior refuses to enable fear. Fear is a drug. It is addictive. It is used by the dark to manipulate humanity. If you can make people afraid, you can convince them to do terrible things.
The antidote to fear is love. If we can inspire and empower others, we can change outcomes. The Third Eye Chakra is all-seeing. It is all-knowing. It is the Chakra of the mystic, of the visionary, of the Shaman, the Seer. To truly change the world, we need to hold the vision of how we want it to be. Make your vision of the world one of the Garden of Eden. See what could be, both for yourself and others. And make it so. I know this powerful being has come into my guardianship to help facilitate that. A number of us will be working with it. It is a Master Teacher.
Some of you may know that I used to be a restaurant owner. My ex and I owned two high-end successful restaurants, one French, one Italian. Given the firestorm on social media about Sarah Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant, I’d like to dispel some erroneous preconceptions about owners asking customers to leave. This happens more frequently than one might think. None of those reasons are uncivil.
1. If a person is intoxicated, and becomes disruptive, they may be asked to leave. This is not uncivil or discriminatory. 2. A person is rude or abusive to the wait staff. They will be asked to leave. 3. A couple arguing loudly at their table, where one throws a drink in the face of their partner, will be asked to leave. 4. Unruly children running around the room unchecked by their parents, creating a disturbance for other diners, the parents will be asked to leave. 5. Diners approaching celebrities and bothering them will be asked to leave. 6. People making racist or bigoted comments to their servers or other customers will be asked to leave.
None of this is uncivil or unfair. The owner has a responsibility to provide a harmonious and safe environment for their staff and customers. Having a customer walk in who has a public history of persecution of LGBT people, and hides behind her religion or her profession, and feels entitled to shame others, should not expect those individuals to feel comfortable serving her. If my servers expressed discomfort with a customer, I would ask that customer to leave, which is what happened here. In my experience, any responsible owner would shield their staff from someone persecuting them, whether in person or in a public forum. Period. Narcissists need to understand that there are consequences for their behaviors. Being asked to leave is one of them. Hope this helps. Blessings, Judith