October 11 Gem and Mineral Show

We just returned from another amazing Gem and Mineral Show. I had some special items people were looking for, and am happy to say I found them. Along with those, I came home with another packed to the gills truck full of goodies. Over the next week I will be listing Ametrine Points from Brazil, ( we love Ametrine!), beautiful Lithium Phantom Quartz, Uruguayan Amethyst Druse Hearts, ( very dark purple), more natural Citrines, new Baltic Amber Pendants in Fine Sterling Silver, Rhodonite Pendants, a Baltic Amber and Sterling Cuff bracelet, new Star Rose Quartz Spheres, so, so much more. A large Quartz Point filled with rods of green Epidote. Wow. I bought more purple Stichtite from S. Africa, we all love that. So keep checking the New Arrivals pages. Time for some much needed rest. Good night, all.

The October New Moon

imageThe New Moon this month will be exceptionally powerful, given the number of planets involved. It will be exact on 10/4, Friday, at 8:34PM, Eastern Time. New Moons can usually be felt a day before, but in this case I believe we’ll be feeling this one from Tues. on. A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign. It represents new beginnings, a time to set intentions. This month the Sun is in the Cardinal Air sign Libra, the Moon also in Libra. The Cardinal signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Cardinal signs are the leaders, the initiators, the motivators. As the Sun and the Moon join up in Libra, the sign of justice, integrity, and Sacred Truth, they will both be in opposition to Uranus in Aries, Cardinal Fire, the radical Liberator. All three of those Planets will be forming a challenging aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, Cardinal Earth. Pluto is the ultimate alchemist, the most Shamanic of all of the Planets. It is about letting go of what has been outgrown. Transmutation.

I can’t emphasize enough how powerful this New Moon is, given the other Planetary energies working with it. Not only do we have the opportunities for new beginnings, but the opportunities to release that which does not serve us. Uranus will insist on radical change. Pluto will insist on radical rebirth. Combine that with the Sun and Moon in Libra, the sign of Justice, and you have a recipe for radical new beginnings for the self, yes, but also for humanity. There is a Zen quote which sums this New Moon up perfectly: ” Let go, or be dragged.” I vote to let go, and steer a course towards your dreams.

New Additions

I found some amazing new Crystal beings over the weekend. I still have to photograph and add them to my store, but I wanted to at least share a partial list of the new inventory you can expect to see soon.
New for us is Stichtite, a purple Stone from S. Africa, some palm-sized stones of that. More gorgeous natural Citrines from Brazil, bringing the number I have on hand to about 60. Wow. Beautiful Chrysocolla Spheres from Peru, over 3″. Rhodonite Spheres over 3″. Huge Amethyst Spheres, 5″. Iolite, Sunstone, Vesuvianite, and Moss Agate Pyramids. Obsidian Obelisks. Angelite Spheres. Silver Leaf Agate puffy Hearts. Lapis Lazuli Spheres. Pyrite Spheres from Peru. Amethyst and Lepidolite Pendants. Stunning Smokey Quartz Points and Spheres, all translucent, with rainbows. So, a lot of typing and listing in my immediate future. We’ll bring it to you as quickly as possible. Feel free to call if you see something on the list you need.