Lapis Lazuli is good for Thursday

Thursday is connected with the energies of Jupiter, energies of Abundance , Royality, Grace , Legal actions and Truth. Dark Blue colour is the colour of the noble Jupiter that is considered a King, A Priest King.

Deities for Thursday are : Thor/ The Thunder God, Old Norse/, Njord / God of the oceans and winds, Old Norse/, Poseidon/ Ruler of the oceans,  Ancient Greek/,  Zeus / the Thunderer, the King of Gods, Ancient Greek/, Athena / Ancient Greek Goddess of War and Legal Actions/, Maat /Ancient Egyptian/, Amon RA /Ancient Egyptian/

Like the skills of these Gods that are skills connected with  Fire and Water, this stone combines the blue colour of the deep ocean or the night sky with the golden particles of fiery little shining stars into the stone structure.

It was sacred for the Ancient Egyptians . It represents Nut, the Goddess of the night and mysteries. Pharaohs sailed West after death into the night sky on their boat that takes them to Nut. Nut is the eternal mystery, the feminine energy that is both end and beginning, the sacred womb that swallows the Sun and brings the Sun back to life for the New Day.

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Mistress of the Mountains

For Enlightenment, Truth and Developing Psychic Gifts

Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment.

They are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland.

The more blue in the stone, the more valued it has always been.

These stones have been prized since antiquity, as they are one of the most beautiful blue crystals sold.

Lapis Lazuli is a useful stone to wear as it is said to relieve anger and negative thoughts, as well as easing frustrations causing the anger.

They resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty, and this crystal also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.

The energy of these blue crystals may intensify the growth of intuition, channeling and psychic abilities, and may aid you to contact your guardian angels.

The capacity of this crystals energy to stimulate the development of psychic gifts, makes it a stone that is in demand.

Lapis Lazuli stones makes beautiful jewelry, that will both balance your inner self with your external self, and help to harmonize the male-female facets of your personality, as well as helping to relax you.

Lapis Lazuli Stone PendantVery large Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Pendant.

 

It is on the birthstone list by month, and is usually sold in many stores as birthstone rings or pendants. It is a September birthstone as well as the October and December birth stone.

 

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Amethyst is good for Thursday

Amethyst is one of the most powerful stones working with the Violet Flame of transmutation. As a rule all stones and crystals with violet colour carry the energies of the Violet Flame that transmutes the shadowy energies into light and beneficial energies. The article below is about stones that carry these transmuting powers. I am sharing it with you with thanks to :

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Healing With Violet Flame Stones

Amethyst and other stones associated with this energetically potent method of healing, are some of the most common stones used by healers.

Healing with these stones is so powerful that it and other violet ray stones are very popular with both alchemical and crystal healers.

Amethyst Crystal
 
Amethyst Crystal Cluster
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They are the most strongly associated with this energy, as Amethyst Crystals are the foremost stones of the violet flame.

The very essence of the Amethyst stones will heal on many levels, both within the physical, metaphysical and etheric levels of your being.

The specific frequency of these powerful quartz crystals allow one to feel calm, soothed and contented, yet intellectually stimulated and protected. Using it makes you feel that you are beautifully protected, and you are.

One of the less well known facts about Amethyst and other violet stones is that they embody the vibration of the Violet Flame, brought to renown by Saint Germaine.

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Magic and Witchcraft In History and Folklore (Part 2)

The Magic of Alchemy

During the medieval period, alchemy became a popular practice in Europe. Although it had been around for a long time, the fifteenth century saw a boom in alchemical methods, in which practitioners attempted to turn lead and other base metals into gold.

The Early Days of Alchemy

Alchemical practices have been documented as far back as ancient Egypt and China, and interestingly enough, it evolved around the same time in both places, independently of each other.

According to the Lloyd Library, “In Egypt, alchemy is tied in with the fertility of the Nile River basin, fertility being referred to as Khem. By at least the 4th century BCE, there was a basic practice of alchemy in place, probably related to mummification procedures and connected strongly with ideas of life after death… Alchemy in China was the brainchild of Taoist monks, and as such is wrapped up in Taoist beliefs and practice.

The founder of Chinese alchemy is considered to be Wei Po-Yang. In its earliest practice the Chinese aim was always to discover the elixir of life, not to transmute base metals into gold. Therefore, there was always a closer connection to medicine in China.”

Around the ninth century, Muslim scholars like Jabir ibn Hayyan began to experiment with alchemy, in the hopes of creating gold, the perfect metal. Known in the West as Geber, ibn Hayyan looked alchemy in the context of natural science and medicine. Although he never did manage to turn any base metals into gold, Geber was able to discover some pretty impressive methods of refining metals by extracting their impurities. His work led to developments in the creation of gold ink for illuminated manuscripts, and the creation of new glassmaking techniques.

While he wasn’t a terribly successful alchemist, Geber was very gifted as a chemist.

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