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.
My spiritual path in this incarnation formally began when I entered the convent to become a nun when I was 12. I entered a cloister as a postulant, where I remained for just under a year, when my mother’s mental health crisis resulted in my father bringing me home, to take care of her, and my three younger brothers. I was devastated. One of my commitments in life has always been to walk a path of service and love. I’ve never deviated from that path.
I was ordained as an interfaith Minister in 1996. I decided to do that for a number of reasons, most importantly because I had a number of high-risk adolescents in my practice, and I discovered that clergy could not be kept out of hospitals and prisons, where at risk kids are liable to end up. I remember the day I was ordained. The ordination ceremony was so beautiful, with flowers, candles, and friends gathered to witness a very sacred moment. The prayers during the ceremony uplifted all of us. It was the realization of a dream that began at 12, and had never been given up on.
Today, I performed the ordination ceremony for a friend. It was just as emotional and exquisite as mine had been. There are no words to describe the recognition of a part of oneself that is many lifetimes old. It’s as if something locks into place within you, on an energetic level. It brought me incredible joy.
Since 1996, I’ve performed many weddings, helped people write their vows, and, yes, counseled clients in hospitals and a few prisons. Most importantly, my commitment to living a life of love, kindness, and compassion for all those in need of help has been a sacred one. The title of Reverend in front of my name denotes that my counseling practice is a spiritual one, not a secular one. No one in need is turned away. Healing the soul is sacred to me.
There is a candle lighting ceremony at the end of the ordination. In it, we are reminded that light is necessary for life, and we are being recognized and invited to be “ the light of the world”.
Becoming a Minister changed people’s perception of me, but it didn’t change my truth: I am here to serve, to teach, to offer aid in difficult times, but most importantly, to be the light of the world. I always have been, and always will be, that. I am a Druid Priestess. My ministry is dedicated to helping people find their magic, their gifts, and to follow their dreams. I’m grateful for the Universal Brotherhood Movement, in supporting the spiritual path of so many. I’m sending love to all who are called to a path of service, and who choose to be the light of the world. Blessings to all, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine.
June starts out with an intense New Moon in Gemini on 6/3. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in Gemini, with the Moon opposing Jupiter in Sagittarius, and square to Neptune in Pisces. This is a cosmic invitation to overextend yourself. Decline the invitation. Neptune in a square aspect represents illusion, denial, confusion, deceit. Avoid substances. Don’t allow your empathy to hijack you. Strengthen your faith and your boundaries.
6/4 and 6/5 have the Moon in Cancer, the nurturing sign. The Moon conjuncts Mercury, the planet of communications, on 6/4, as Mercury moves into Cancer. This is an excellent aspect of self care. 6/9 is also good, a day of inspiration and insights, and a willingness to move forward.
June 10th is complicated, with the Moon at the end of Virgo forming two powerful trines, one to Pluto in Capricorn, and the other to Saturn, also in Capricorn. This strengthens the will, held in the Kidneys, in Chinese medicine, and gives patience and tenacity. This time, the Moon opposes Neptune in Pisces, rather than the opposition it made to Jupiter on the New Moon. It’s going to square Jupiter in Sagittarius now. This is somewhat similar to the dynamics of 6/3. The opposition to Neptune indicates a lot of spin doctoring going on in the world. This may trigger people who grew up with a family of origin where denial, substances, lying, or evasion of personal responsibility played a role. The two trines offset this, giving the grit and determination to get to the truth. For me, lying is a dealbreaker. Honor and integrity mean everything, love and lies cannot coexist. If you choose to live from love, dishonesty is not a part of your journey. This aspect reveals and exposes lies. Good.
June 14th is fabulous. The Moon in Scorpio is doing the happy dance, trining Neptune, trining Mercury, trining Mars, and sextiles both Saturn and Pluto. Wow. Inspiration, grace, wisdom, and alchemy. It doesn’t get any better than this.
The Full Moon is on 6/17. It isn’t as powerful as the New Moon, but it does offer a Trine to Uranus, the planet of genius, originality, and eccentricity. Be as eccentric as possible.
Okay, a heads-up for 6/19. The Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. That, in and of itself, is fine. Intense, but that happens every month. This month, Mars joins the party, opposing both of them. Here’s what that could look like. Mars is the planet that rules a lot of things, fire, weapons, passion, anger, fighting. Pluto rules the subconscious mind, the will, force, bullying, coercion. On a global level, this is not a warm, fuzzy group of aspects. Especially with the demon currently occupying the Oval Office. His corruption is being exposed. That can make a malignant narcissist totally lose their shit. This is a volatile cluster of aspects. On a personal level, don’t engage with narcissists. Avoid drama. Lay low. Monitor your Throat Chakra. Do boundary work with abusive people, but only to the degree necessary. Things escalate quickly with these planets. People with hidden rage issues come out of the woodwork with this grouping. This is not the day to flip people off on the road. Trust me.
6/21 is the Summer Solstice, where the Sun enters Cancer, and summer officially begins. The 21st and 22nd are lovely. What a relief after 6/19. The month closes out with some lovely aspects on 6/27,6/28, and 6/29.
Things are blooming, things are blossoming. The hummingbirds are enjoying my feeders. Here in the mountains, life is magical, the streams are flowing, the sounds of the peepers fill the evenings. The bears are wandering around, so no bird feeders for us. Not unless we want bears on our deck again. May this month bring you fun, laughter, cookouts, barbecues, the joys of nature, good friends, and most of all, love. Blessings, Judith
I hope that all of you had a wonderful day. Knowing how to love, and how to nurture others is the purest magic that there is. Magic lives in the heart. It’s that simple. If you want to fill your life with magic and miracles, live from love. Blessings, Judith
** Quote: “ Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl.
*** Art by Cameron Gray. **