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Thursday, October 2, 2014
How I Learned to Be More Grounded Using Astrology & Crystals, And How You Can Feel More Balanced, Too.
My Big Aha!
In midlife, I became aware that I had experienced my whole
life from either outside my body, or only in my head. Fortunately, at the same
time, I learned that living life in my whole body was an option. In fact, it
was a much richer and more fulfilling option.
So I began exploring how I might attain this unfamiliar state
of occupying my entire body. One of the first techniques that worked was using outstretched
arms to gather up all my energy that was dispersed around me, and then using my
hands to push it down into my body.
I could feel the energy come in, though it all stayed in my
head. One day, I was inspired to visualize that I was putting a ladder down my
neck, and climbing down out of my head, into my body. It worked. I had
awareness of myself occupying all my body for the first time.
Toni Wearing Jasper Fish
Still I needed energy grounding practices and meditations,
and strong awareness and intention, to keep me grounded. To me, being grounded
meant aware that I was occupying my body, walking on the earth. It didn’t come
naturally to me.
For a time, I wore magnets around my ankles to keep pulling
my energy down out of my head. Next, I was able to trade in the magnets for an
anklet made of garnet crystals. It worked, though I didn’t know why.
What I Learned About Being in Balance
The answer came much later, in Naisha Ashian’s Astrology
webinar. I felt so fascinated when I learned that the astrological signs are
related to the elements, (Earth, Fire, Water, and Wind) just like crystals are
related to the elements, and carry elemental energy. I decided right away to check
my astrological birth chart for my elemental balance. (A record of where the planets were positioned at the moment of birth.)
I was not at all surprised that I am low on Earth element
planets in relation to the other elements. Though I was shocked that of the
twelve planets in my birth chart, I have no Earth element planets at all. Zero.
The Earth element represents our physical body and our ability
to feel grounded, so it is a stabilizing force much needed to meet physical
survival needs. Wow. I came in with none.
Earth operates in polarity to Wind, and guess what? Wind was
stealing the show. I have seven planets in Wind. The Wind element governs all
mental processes. No wonder I was in my head!
Then I discovered that I had only one Water element planet. The
Water element rules movement in the body, our emotions, communication, and
relationships. None of those are good to be without.
Water operates in polarity to Fire. My four Fire element
planets give me creativity, passion, and the ability to take action, so I
didn’t miss the Water as much as I missed the Earth. Though I can still feel
So as the saying goes, knowledge is power. I quickly learned
which stones carry earth element energy. I found that the garnet in my anklet carries
earth element energy, which is clearly needed for my elemental balance. Now I
understood why it felt grounding to me.
What I Did To Balance Myself
Hematite Heart Necklace
I bought some crystal beads and stretch cord, and started
making myself simple bracelets and necklaces. First I created some earth
element bracelets, anklets, and necklaces. You can see in the photos my earth
element hematite heart necklace and bracelet, and my red jasper fish necklace above. None
were expensive, though all are very effective.
My black tourmaline bracelet is in the photo with the moonstone
bracelet. I loved those moonstone beads, though was aware that they carry Wind
element energy. So I put some earth element stones with them, and I feel fine
wearing the bracelet.
Moonstone and Tourmaline Bracelets
Over time I found that I could wear all the elements
depending on how I feel. So each day I tune in and choose what feels balancing
Five Simple Steps for You to Do the Same
1.Download a free astrology chart online if you
don’t already have one. You will need your date, place and time of birth. alabe.com/freechart/
2.Check the table included here for the symbols of
the planets, so you can identify which planets are on your chart. Then use the
table to find their element. Total up the elements.
3.Notice if they are equally distributed among the
elements. If they aren’t, choose crystals of the elements you want to increase.
I enjoy wearing the stones as jewelry, though I have also put tumble stones in
my pocket, my bed, or the bath. Trust your intuition on which stones to use,
and how to use them.
4.If your elements are in balance, use the
elemental information to choose crystals when you want to enhance particular
elemental energy. (More detailed information on
resonating with the elements, including descriptions of the elemental energies
and the elemental energy of some stones, is available from my Crystal Resonance
Therapy colleague, Silla Von Faulk Trueworthy athttp://www.bodykneadsandenergetics.com/-1-RESONATING-W--THE-ELEMENTS.html
5.You can use The Book of Stones, co-authored by
Naisha Ashian, to find the element of each crystal listed. I found that the
garnet stones in my anklet are earth element stones, which were clearly needed
for my elemental balance. I wonder what you might find. . .
Buying, Rather Than Making
You might prefer to carry tumble stones in your pocket, or to wear bracelets and necklaces, without having to make them. Beautiful, affordable, high quality stones and jewelry are readily available. As a Certified Crystal Resonance Therapist™with 500 hours of training and many years experience working with, and buying crystals, clients and friends often ask me where to go and what to buy. In response I created an upcoming Event: Crystal Shopping with the Pro's at the Walnut Creek Crystal Fair, on October 11th from 10am -2pm.
I will be your Personal Shopper and Guide, answering your questions and highlighting unusual finds and great buys. You will get a great introduction to buying and using crystals from me, and Crystal Vendor Nina Kirby of Crystal Clan, plus free gifts, discounts, and introductions to my favorites of the 35 vendors.
Come check out the crystals, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, sun catchers, wands, drums, psychic readings, aura photos, and more. Get the details for my event at https://www.facebook.com/events/720026381423005/or email me for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.