September 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Golden Moonstone: Sunny Moon, Moonie Sun.

Beautiful Golden Moonstone Sphere at Enter the Earth

Nader, Glorious Owner of Enter the Earth, just got in a new shipment of goodies from Madagascar not too many weeks ago. Sometimes, when he is traveling to the mines and surveying what specimens to buy, a very limited supply of one thing or another shows up and he buys it. (See,they like Nader over there and keep the "best stuff" for him.) Anyway, this golden moonstone was among the ~stop my heart~, weird and wonderful stones that showed up in the boxes.
What I believe about these special moonstones is that they are Divine Masculine/Divine Feminine... hmm, rectification. Obviously, the color indicates that it interacts with and "tickles" the solar plexus. The solar plexus is all about will, power, strength, action, and even charisma, like having a "sunny personality". So, this stone interacts with personal power, potency, and will. If you are out of balance in this area, you might be a bit of a bully or way too easy to push around, depending on which way your imbalance swings.
Golden Yellow Moonstone: Personal power rectification and realignment, whether you have an outtie or an innie.

If, for example, you have an Alpha Male at home, and all that testosterone is being amplified "ugly" by the extremes in the magnetic field of the earth lately (darn solar flares!)...this would be an excellent type of stone to have within the energy field of that man to help redirect, realign, and harmonize that manly, man energy so that it, how shall I say... chills him the heck out? Brings him back into balance with his softer side? Ummmm... yes, put a little yin in that yang already, you're knocking things over with that swing!
Likewise, this golden moonstone would help a female to butch up a little, if she is not embodying and holding her personal power in an appropriate way. So, yes.. put a little yang in that yin already, no one can hear you! You've got a roar in there, I just KNOW you do.
After hanging out with this golden moonstone for a little while, I realized that I have felt this energy before.  I had to look back into my crystal whisper archives to refresh my memory, but I did locate the reading.  The first time I was introduced to this vibration was in the form of yellow jade.  The reading was pretty long, but the jist was that the energy of the stone wasn't just a vibration, but a doorway to a type of healing space that was manned (ha!) by a collective of solar/lunar female spiritual beings.  The healing work that they assisted with was for the Sacred Union of the Divine Fe/Male.  It also spoke of "joy infusion" for those of us who were feeling weary about the unfolding world a type of global lightworker support too.  The healing work, that I then envisioned was facilitated by solar aligned "lunar goddesses" was done while a person was asleep. 
Because the former reading recommended sleep work, I decided that I would explore the golden moonstone energies in my own space.  See, I have me one of those alpha males at home, and lately, he's been waaay too yang.  Since I have standing permission to do healing work on him, so long as I don't bug him about it, I basically shoved a flat golden moonstone gallet (flat oval stone) under the mattress, in roughly the space that would line up with his solar plexus.  Likewise, I shoved a second one under my side of the bed, also lined up with my solar plexus.  The intention that I set was for both of us to be supported and balanced at the solar plexus and to rectify any fe/male power imbalance. 
Wow, I'm happy to say, he responded almost immediately.  His yang is evening out now, and let me tell you, I'm grateful.  Since he is unaware of this work (and he doesn't read my blog), I cannot chalk the shift in him to "suggestion".  I did also put a tourmalinated quartz under the mattress, up by his head, but otherwise, nothing else changed from one week to the next.  My guess is that all the actual solar activity and geomagnetic stuff is kicking up a shit storm of yangy-ness in men who might tend to get pushed off-balance at the solar plexus (control/will/power) by stress to the system. 
I highly recommend using the golden moonstone in a "his and her" mattress set in exactly the way I have tried it.  You might want to make sure you take your vitamins too, cause when "his and her" issues are in balance, it tends to get "bow chika wow wow", if you know what I mean.

(1/20/15--Tales from the future.  The Golden Moonstone did not save my marriage.  I've been divorced since 6/9/14, but the year before I left, when the ex-hubs was particularly unstable, I did notice that the golden moonstone did even him out for a small length of time.  I'm sure it helped me to have the courage to get out of dodge when it was clear I couldn't stay.  For what it's worth... SC.)

Golden Moonstone Palm Stones at Enter the Earth
Christopher, my male work counterpart, also has some important things to add about the golden moonstone.  Let me copy and paste his opinion on the golden moonstone below.  You can read his blog at the House of Daedalus.    
Sunstone, moonstone, and labradorite are all cousins in the mineral family called feldspar. As the names imply, sunstone is associated with the sun, moonstone the moon. Labradorite represents the stars, especially the material from Madagascar which may contain specks of pyrite. That's sure a lot of sky in one stone family!
This golden yellow feldspar is an interesting paradox. In many traditions, yellow represents the sun and masculine energy. However almost all colorful forms of feldspar are called moonstones in the market, which is associated with the feminine. Hence the trade name yellow golden moonstone. It would be a good tool to harness the monthly sun and moon cycle, especially new moon, when only the sun is visible. These celestial bodies are also metaphors for the flow of energy in the body. Use golden yellow moonstone to balance the chakras, nadi (the channels that connect the chakras), and kundalini.

Its golden color connects it to prosperity, especially those working through childhood, emotional, or dysfunctional family patterns connected to money. Also the Navel Chakra, depicted as yellow in contemporary sources, which rules the intellect, identity, and energy levels. Work with golden yellow moonstone to reduce worry and stress, which may throw off third chakra associated body parts like the stomach.

Christopher and I have a brand new website and blog. :)  I'm going to leave archived blog articles up in here, but all new articles will be published under the new site.

Our new website is here:

Our new blog, which we have integrated together, is here:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Judgement: The Trouble with "Us" v."Them"

I've had this article written for awhile, and since I have a blog, and I hear that people yack about things that are running through their heads in them, well... here you go.     (After a little chocolate and a glass of wine, this bout of being serious should subside and I shall return to talking about pretty sparkly things.)

And now for a completely un-Stacie-like soapbox ramble...

 During this political year, the ever widening gap of "us" v. "them" troubles and saddens me.  Our government seems to be ripping itself apart in a frenzy of finger pointing and demonization of the other.  Each side so convinced of their point of view that there is no longer room for compromise or even mutual respect.  It's not just the realm of politics unfolding on CNN that troubles me, but to some degree or another, so many normal people are gathering themselves up into philosophical, like-minded herds that necessarily alienate them from anyone who has differing view points.  More disturbing, the "us" v. "them" attitude is some venomous smearing of politics, religion, nationality, philosophy, class, sex, gender preference, and race.  I may have even missed a few.       

Philosophers have long mused what is at the heart of human darkness.  What is the most corrupting flaw that turns human beings into the monsters of one another?  Lately, my opinion has been that pride that expresses as self-righteousness is the worst offender.  Self-righteousness is a draped predator in the corner of perception, settling into the conviction of those who simply decide that they have it right.  Self-righteousness is the suspension of humility and the donning of the deluded belief that personal perception is so flawless, so pure, that one is capable of knowing and speaking for Absolute Truth (or God, if the belief is founded in religion).  Self-righteous people feel entitled to judge, condemn, vilify, and perhaps even to punish.  The "us" vs. "them" dynamic is so pronounced that whomever "they" represent are often seen as an authentic threat in both general and personal ways.  Also, "they" are corrupting others with "their" wrong ways.  Now we have a fight and struggle against "them" for the opinion and agreement of those with more neutral views.  Annie, get your gun, they are coming.    

A self-righteous human being assumes to know or understand Truth so well that there is a sense that this superior understanding should place him/her in a position of power and dominion over others... who are clearly too stupid or corrupted to understand the Truth.  Every fanatic that has used a bomb on a crowded market or a Planned Parenthood, shoved people into a gas chamber, beat a homosexual to death, threw a noose over a tree limb, tossed a "witch" into a fire, or held a ridiculously hateful sign at a military funeral is forged first in the delusion of flawless perception.         

There is no such thing as perfect human because there is no such thing as perfect human perception.   Someone who is self-righteous has suspended awareness of personal bias, limitation, and the possibility of personal perceptual distortions. That is why we should not be in the business of judging one another or defining Universal Truth with 100% certainty.  We all see through our own colored lenses from a lifetime of experiences and beliefs that shape how we define everything else.  Our beliefs are often incomplete, biased, limited, or inaccurate.  Our conclusions are easily shuffled into absurd, shadowy, and grandiose places that can make monsters of anything or anyone.  Like beauty, ugliness is also often within the eye, or perception, of the Beholder.       

Be wary of the process of your own judgements and beliefs that shove other people or conclusions into tiny boxes of your own creation.  Question them.  Dig at them.  Peel them back and seek to know your own motives and intentions.    Human beings are incredibly complex.  We are at the mercy of influences from every direction that are not necessarily consciously understood.  We do not have the wisdom or authority to know or judge the heart and mind of any other human being.  We barely scratch the surface of understanding our own.  We are like blind people gathered around an elephant, trying to describe the truth of what is in front of us.  Yes, our small perspective might be right, but to dismiss other reports as wrong is to ignore the fullness of the picture.

To solve our problems, to even just be adaptable for continued human survival, we must begin to erase the deeply etched lines in the sand between "Us" and "Them".  The answers to the problems we have will almost certainly be found somewhere in the middle.  Forgive yourself and your fellow human being for being so small.  We can't help it.  It is just the way it is.  Bless Our Hearts, we are generally clueless to the overall picture, don't you think?  I have come to embrace and forgive that about myself and others, and do my best to hold working theories in an open hand, instead of a belief system inside a white knuckled fist.  I will strive (and sometimes fail) to see others through a lens of love and acceptance.  If that makes me a crystal-toting, tree-hugging, hippie, Pollyanna, dreamer, hmmmm....then bring on the patchouli and, I don't know, whatever else "those people" are into.  If I'm going to be shoved in a box, I want to be in the box where the people are totally groovy.  Oh right, I live here.  It's called Asheville. :) 

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."--Albert Einstein 

Christopher and I have a brand new website and blog. :)  I'm going to leave archived blog articles up in here, but all new articles will be published under the new site.

Our new website is here:

Our new blog, which we have integrated together, is here: