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 Sun is in Gemini for much of June. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. This month looks to be filled with changes and conflicting information and messages, so let’s see if we can sort some of that out.
June 1st is very good, with the Moon in Libra, the sign of justice, making two positive trine aspects, to the Sun in Gemini, and to Venus, also in Gemini. With the country in turmoil now, with protests in response to the rampant racism, violence and killings of Black people by police, Monday brings a brief period of respite. I say brief, because of the aspects on Tuesday, 6/2. Before the Moon leaves Libra and moves into Scorpio around noon Eastern time, it makes three different square aspects. First, it squares Pluto. Then Jupiter. Then Saturn. This is a day old wounds surface, old fears get triggered. On a personal level, be kind to yourself. Be compassionate. Understand that some of what you’re seeing playing out on the news may be activating old trauma. From the cosmic point of view, watching the Race Mind ( Collective Consciousness) reacting to both the pandemic and to the country’s history of racism and persecution of minorities is deeply distressing. This will test many of our relationships. Some may not survive, and that may be a good thing. One of the many powerful teachings of Taoist Master Dr Jeffrey Yuen, was given in a class in 2000, where he was talking about why healers burn out. He was saying that often, we want the healing for people more than they want it for themselves. He said that the most important thing, for healing to take place, is honesty. Accountability. Self-reflection, and a willingness to change. That, without those things, the EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL IS NOT POSSIBLE. He said that if someone is lying to themselves, or is in denial, it prevents healing or growth. So, unless this country is going to be honest with itself about its brutal history of genocide, slavery, and racism, these deep, festering wounds will have no possibility of healing. Its evolution is only possible through radical honesty, and a deep commitment to change.
There will be a very powerful Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon on Friday, 6/5. The Sun in Gemini will be in opposition to the Moon in Sagittarius. This is not a good day to sign contracts or make important changes. Given that the current occupant of the White House is a Gemini, is terribly mentally ill, and appears to be struggling with advancing dementia, among other things, this Full Moon could potentially be very destabilizing for him. I’m not sure how much longer he’s going to be able to continue.
June 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th are much better. Breathe. Rest. Thursday, 6/11, the Sun squares to Neptune, creating confusion. That passes quickly, and 6/12 and 6/13 are lovely, with some very uplifting aspects.
Mercury turns retrograde on 6/18. Ugh. We know what that means. The Sun moves into Cancer on 6/20, the Summer Solstice, heralding the beginning of summer. It’s followed by the second Eclipse of the month, a Solar Eclipse, a New Moon, on 6/21. This looks to be very positive, and brings with it the possibilities of new beginnings. A good day to set your intentions for what you need, based on reflections of what you’ve released over the past several months.
On 6/23, Neptune goes retrograde for 5 months. This is excellent, because Neptune rules illusions and confusion. Denial. Looking at life through rose colored glasses. For the next 5 months, it becomes easier to get to the truth. Since that takes us through the election, I certainly hope so.
Mars moves into fiery Aries on 6/27, this brings passion and power to creating the reality that you want. The month ends with the Moon in Scorpio, making several good aspects. June is going to be an intense month, without a doubt, with two powerful Eclipses, among other things. Personally, I’m praying for a shift in the Race Mind, so that all of our brothers and sisters can be treated with the same dignity and respect that white people so often take for granted. We are all relations, as the Lakota say. It’s time that we live from that. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
May comes under the sign Taurus, the Bull. Taureans are steadfast, loyal, nurturing, and creative. Often, they are wonderful cooks, and can have an affinity for plants, animals, and the Earth. May starts out with Beltane, the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. May 2nd is lovely, with the Moon in Virgo trining,the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus, all in Taurus, bringing good communication and innovative ideas. 5/3 is a good day, by the afternoon. In the morning, the Moon opposes Neptune, making our feelings a little fuzzy. It inclines one to fantasy and wishful thinking, or, worse, denial. By the afternoon, that wears off, and then we have two beautiful trines, from the Moon in Virgo to both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a wonderful opportunity to step into optimism, faith, and alchemy. Seize this moment.
5/4 is very good, with the Moon in Libra forming a Trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is very stabilizing. Add in the Sun in Taurus conjunct to Mercury, where focus and communication is enhanced, we have a very strong day. May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, is complicated. Let’s break it down. First, we have the Moon forming three Inconjunct, or Quincunx aspects. A Quincunx is where the two planets are 150 degrees apart. This is an aspect of frustration, because the planets involved in it are energetically disconnected from each other. In this case, the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune. We may feel temporarily stuck or frustrated by either the Race Minds stubbornness, or the denial we’re seeing. Or, it may help us to look at areas within ourselves that need to be cleared. The Moon then trines Mars and Venus, forming a Grand Trine in the Air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. This is so beautiful. It brings grace, clarity, and movement forward.
How do I want to describe the Full Moon on 5/7? Well, it’s intense, that’s for sure. The Moon in Scorpio is always intense. Trust me on this. This Full Moon brings the opportunity to raise our vibration, and power through obstacles. It’s fierce, and we could all use a little bit of that right now. It’s a no bullshit, take no prisoners Full Moon. It’s pretty cool. Set your intention to manifest your dreams.
5/10 is Mother’s Day. It’s an excellent day to honor the people in your life, yourself included, who truly know how to nurture. Who embody the qualities of compassion, empathy, and courage. I say courage, because it definitely takes courage to be an Empath. Mothering the planet is not for wimps.
Saturn turns retrograde on the 11th, Venus turns retrograde on the 13th, and Jupiter turns retrograde on the 14th. Wow. This is a good time to review how we deal with fear and loss, ( Saturn), our definition of love, including self-love, ( Venus), and how we overextend, or over give.( Jupiter).
5/16 and 5/17 are both very good. The Moon in spiritual Pisces makes several wonderful aspects.
The Sun enters Gemini on 5/20. The Gemini New Moon is on 5/22, with both planets trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is strong and stabilizing. Memorial Day on 5/25 has the Moon in Cancer trine to Mars in Pisces. This is a day to listen to your intuition about what the word “ family” means to you, and to celebrate whatever that is.
With all that is going on in the world right now, the changes, the transitions, the transformations, may this month comfort you, nurture you, and may your Soul’s work deliver you to your true destination. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
As the Sun has moved into Aries, a Fire sign, it heralds new beginnings, zeal, and enthusiasm for life, which is sorely needed now. We have some very powerful aspects this month, where we will see a shift in the consciousness of the Race Mind.
Don’t be discouraged by the stops and starts of forward progress at the beginning of the month. Mars makes a conjunction to Saturn on 3/31, which will be felt until the end of the week. Saturn slows everything down, so the feeling of frustration and anger as we watch the inept and dangerous response to the Covid-19 pandemic will continue for a bit. Thursday, 4/2 has a number of what appear on the surface to be challenging aspects, ( the Moon opposes Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars), which, if we look a little deeper, set us up for a positive shift. Here’s why I think that. The Moon represents the emotions and the subconscious mind. With the opposition to Jupiter, people are exaggerating, and making promises that they cannot deliver on. Jupiter also rules the law. So, a belief that someone is above the law, or is a law unto themselves. Now, add Pluto into the mix. The Moon in opposition to Pluto means that people have had enough. This is a turning point for many. This is an aspect of walking away from abuse, at any cost. We are going to see a lot of furious people who are watching the results of a malignant narcissist destroying the country on every level, health, the economy, everything. It’s important because it’s triggering anyone who was ever impacted by a narcissist. It will give people an opportunity to truly heal on the deepest levels, understanding the scope of this pathology as it plays out daily before your eyes. Then, we add Saturn into the mix. Same day. Ugh. This opens up Root Chakra fears. All of them. A feeling of aloneness, or powerlessness. Hopelessness. Don’t give in to it, it’s just one day, and how the planets are aligning. And finally, the opposition from the Moon to Mars. Mars, in this scenario, is about the anger that comes out of fear. Anger only exists where fear lived first. So expect people to be fearful, frustrated, angry, and ready to do whatever it takes to move forward. To break free. Ultimately, that’s a very good thing. I think 4/2 sets things up for the aspects of 4/4.
On Saturday 4/4 we’re going to have a conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto, which will happen three times this year. This is a game changer. It’s an explosion of power, the power of the collective consciousness of humanity, restoring honor, integrity, sacred law, including people taking their power back from a corrupt administration, and personally, in their own lives. This is a demonstration of Divine Justice. There will be a reckoning, and it begins now. This conjunction occurs once every 13 years. It will happen for the third time, in November. And we know what happens in November.
4/6 is wonderful, with several positive aspects. It’s productive and hopeful. Push forward on any projects now. The Full Moon on 4/7, from Libra to Aries, is a little tricky to navigate, given a square that day from Mars to Uranus. Uranus is always unpredictable, with sudden, unexpected changes. With Mars, there’s some volatility, so try to find your center, your point of stillness, and do not engage with people who are not high vibe. It’s not worth it.
April 14th and 15th appear to me to be about a political power struggle, with a Sun/Pluto square on Tuesday, followed by a Sun/Jupiter square on Wednesday. In your personal life, avoid trying to force yourself to do things that you don’t want to do, and that goes for people you are in relationships with. Pluto rules coercion and bullying. Given what we’re seeing on the national stage right now, many people have had all they can take of that. Remember that spirit is always working with us, when we remember our own divinity. Don’t push yourself. Rather, try to go with the flow, wherever possible.
Sunday, 4/19, brings a little respite, as the Sun moves into gentle, grounding, and nurturing Taurus. The Moon in Pisces makes two sextiles at the same time, to both Jupiter and Pluto, very beneficial.
The New Moon on 4/22 in Taurus brings fixity of purpose, steadfastness, tenacity, and strength. Try to tune out the fears being generated by the Race Mind ( the collective consciousness of humanity) at this time. It’s not helpful to yourself or anyone else to succumb to that. Stay connected to your spirituality, in whatever form that takes.
4/24 is very good, with aspects that enhance faith, optimism, creativity, and manifesting. The 29th and 30th are all about letting go of people, places, and things that no longer grow our souls.
in summation, April is a very intense month, on both a personal and global level. I believe there is a battle going on, between the darkness and the light. Humanity has to decide where it stands, for love, compassion for others, kindness, and respect for all living things, including the planet. Or, fear, denial, greed, and entitlement. We are living through a pandemic, yes. I believe that it has been born out of a pandemic of narcissism that has been building for over a decade. People have become almost numb to it, traumatized by it, because it’s been so pervasive. The terrible experience of this virus has within it, the possibility of reminding us of the inherent goodness and compassion of people all over the world, restoring things like community, an ability to work together for the common good. It is a Phoenix moment for all of us. As we all push back against fear, we grow stronger. As we join together, helping each other to overcome pain and loss, we grow in love, light, and a shared commitment to make the world a safer place. This is a time of change. During it, I pray that you, and all of your loved ones be safe. I send my prayers out for all. Blessed be, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine