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.
2020 is a very powerful year, from an astrological perspective. January starts us off with a bang, with some planetary alignments that are important. Some highlights include the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on 1/12, that only occurs every 34 years. Then we have the Cancer Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on Friday, January 10th, pretty much right on top of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. Wow. I’m going to take them all individually.
From 1/1 to 1/5, we have some lovely, expansive aspects, setting the tone of optimism and faith. The fifth is beautiful, with the Moon in Taurus forming five positive aspects, including trines to Jupiter, Mercury, and the Sun. Jupiter is the planet of blessings and abundance. Set your intention to receive, and to be in flow.
The second week of the month, from 1/6-1/12, is super intense. It’s a very shamanic and alchemical time, if we approach it with the right attitude. If we don’t, it’s setting up to be an FGO, a Fucking Growth Opportunity. Oh, good. The Full Moon and Eclipse on the 10th is a game changer. The Sun in Capricorn opposes the Moon in Cancer, which also then opposes Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto. ( Remember, 1/12 is that conjunction of those two, which only happens once every 34 years). This Eclipse may very well be the most powerful day of the month. How we handle change, and letting go, is what matters. A good affirmation might be:” I fully and freely release all situations and relationships that no longer grow my soul. I walk in peace and harmony. I am only open to love in all of its forms. All else now fades out of my life. “ Saturn has to do with wisdom, discipline, patience, and fear. Pluto has to do with death and rebirth, one door closing, and another door opening. It reminds me of that Zen saying, Let go, or be dragged. Since the Eclipse has the Moon in nurturing Cancer, we are being invited to ask ourselves, what nurtures us? Are we respecting ourselves? What is our sacred commitment to ourselves? Are we honoring that? Are we cultivating wisdom? Discipline? Since Pluto rules the Void and the Kidneys in Chinese medicine, are we trusting our magic, our intuition? Another good affirmation would be: “ I step into the arms of the sustaining Infinite”.
January 12th, with that Saturn/Pluto conjunction, also has Uranus, the planet of radical change, coming out of hibernation and going direct. This is a time of major transformation, for ourselves, and for humanity. Pluto rules the subconscious mind, what’s hidden in the darkness. It also rules the underworld, corruption, bullying and manipulation. Watch for these things to become highlighted in the world, and in your personal life. This can be a time of deep healing. Anyone with planets in Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, and Libra, will be feeling this even more deeply.
1/13-1/19 Venus, the planet of love and compassion, moves out of intellectual Aquarius into heart centered Pisces, it makes it somewhat easier to be gentle with yourself and others. 1/14 and 1/15 are very good. 1/17 is somewhat rough, early in the morning, where the Moon at the tail end of Libra hits Pluto and Saturn, before it leaves Libra and moves into Scorpio in the afternoon. Try not to engage until that happens. 1/19 is very good.
The New Moon on 1/24 in Aquarius is a wonderful day for new beginnings. The 27th is also very good.
I spent quite a bit of time on the most important aspects of this month, because they are game changers. This year has been talked about for a long time. What it brings us depends on us, and our willingness to change, and our willingness to be who we came here to be. It’s a black and white time… a 34 year cycle. I can remember where I was, 34 years ago. I was coming to the powerful and painful awareness about my life. I was 34. I left my marriage three years later, but the clarity that came that if I stayed, I would die, came to me then. Gathering the courage to leap into the Void, to walk away from the known, into the unknown, took some time. But I knew. During this time, what do you know? What are you being shown? Trust yourself. Trust Spirit. It’s a time to free oneself from negative self talk, doubts, and fears. Take the leap into the unknown. Step into the arms of the sustaining Infinite. I can promise you that you’ll be so glad that you did. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
This is a pivotal moment in our nations history. What we stand for, what we teach our children, is what’s at stake. Some say that impeaching a corrupt president is a bad move, politically. That, since he isn’t going to be removed by the Senate, why bother. Here’s why. What matters in life is honor, integrity, courage, and compassion. The moment that we decide that forsaking those we have pledged to help is okay, we have left our path. The moment that we accept lying and political corruption as the norm, we have left our path.
What matters is what we want to believe in. What we want our children to believe in. Cynicism is an indulgence that we cannot afford. No matter how exhausting the fight is, a warrior continues on. When you fight for the innocent, for the defenseless, a warrior continues on. Our path is clear. When history records this time, those who choose fear, denial, and apathy will share the same shame as Germany did, during the time of Hitler. To close one’s eyes to evil is to enable evil. Whatever the outcome will be, what matters on a soul level for each of us is that we chose to stand up in the face of the profane.
How do we define victory? For me, it’s knowing that I did all that I could, in a fearless way, to save everything, the children, the environment, Earth Mother, to keep going. I have to be able to look myself in the eye and respect my choices. Staying on my path, no matter how challenging, is what matters in the end. Never give up. We are an army of light beings. Writers, teachers, healers, we are all that stands in the way of a scourge. Let history record that we showed others what it means to have honor. That we lit the way, our hearts a beacon, a torch illuminating a sacred path. Do not entertain doubts or fears. Press on, knowing that the light always prevails. That’s what matters. Living from that. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
December is a beautiful month. Sagittarius is the sign that covers most of December. It is a Fire sign, ruled by Jupiter, the key words are “ I Perceive “. December starts out with some lovely aspects, 12/3 has the Moon in Pisces, forming a sextile to Jupiter, Uranus, and Venus, plus making a trine to Mars. Wow. Opportunity abounds. This is a great day to be assertive and go after what you want. Yes, yes, yes. 12/4 is also good.
12/7 can access some old wounds. Ignore them. Negative self talk, old doubts, fears, and insecurities may surface. Claim dominion over your mind. Focus on something that inspires you, and move on.
12/8 and 12/9 are very good, with the Moon in earthy Taurus, conjunct to Uranus, ( new beginnings), then trine to Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. Wait, what? This is fabulous. Manifest like crazy. Focus your intention. Pull in what’s yours.
The Full Moon on 12/12 inclines us to spread ourselves too thin, overextending. Don’t. The Moon moves into Cancer on 12/13, a very high vibe day. Raise your consciousness, vision, meditate, dream. On 12/14, banish the fear cooties again. Unexpected blessings arrive on 12/17. Yes.
The Winter Solstice is on 12/21, as the Sun moves into Capricorn. It’s a very sacred day. Visualize what you want to create. Step into magic. Become your true self. 12/22 is also fabulous. The Ursids meteor showers occur.
12/26 is powerful, with the New Moon in Capricorn bringing optimism, faith, and hope. 12/27 is another wonderful day. It’s a day of focused intensity. Expansiveness. Strength. Growth. Grab it, and hold on. It’s completely magical.
December is offering new possibilities. Say yes. Let yourself believe in all things beautiful: Love, Joy, compassion, abundance. It’s a very special time. Be the gift that the world needs so badly right now. Happy holidays to all. Sending you love. Reverend Judith Star-Medicine