Did you know that I keep a list of interesting places based on gemstones? That’s not really surprising, is it? Well, one of these spots is the Water Wave Life Fountain on display in Vienna, Austria. It’s a massive structure carved out of 18.3 tons of Lapis Lazuli from Chile.
I probably won’t be visiting that spot any time soon (I’d rather check out the original source in Chile anyway), but when I spied a strand of hand-carved Lapis Lazuli oblongs I was immediately reminded of the fountain so I snatched them up. And then I sat on them for about a year. Well, didn’t actually sit on them… I just kept not making jewelry out of them. I did try to make one pendant, but it wasn’t until this month that I felt my skills and designs could do them justice. Because my eight lovely pieces of Lapis were carved to show off the Pyrite and White Calcite in them, each piece is different yet equally beautiful. Energetically, the combination is magical!
Know yourself and stand in your power.
Lapis Lazuli resides in the deeper blues of Serenity blue. It vibrates most frequently at the third eye and throat chakra centers. Lapis Lazuli aids us in our ability to expand our self-awareness. It is a good stone for us to use during meditation where we can achieve a clearer perspective of our abilities as well as our limitations. In this sense, the Serenity comes from tapping into Lapis Lazuli’s assistance with our self-knowledge and self-reflection. Lapis is sometimes accompanied by Pyrite and/or Calcite and both of these gemstone’s energies add highly desirable dimensions to how this gemstone can be called to action.
Lapis Lazuli that contains golden flecks of Pyrite is considered to be the finest grade of the gem. Lapis Lazuli with Pyrite inclusions assists us in putting our expanding self-awareness into action. Pyrite’s vibration is considered masculine energetically. What’s significant about this is that it allows women and those more aligned with feminine energy to tap into a different way of accessing manifestation, willpower, and creativity that we might not normally consider.
Calcite is an amplifying mineral: it takes the energy of the gemstones or people around it and expands it. Calcite also has the ability to help clear negative energy rather than amplify it, which opens up the way for more positive energy to flow. Lapis Lazuli with white Calcite inclusions is an excellent stone to enlist when dealing with the negative push-back. Calcite can help us to not just refrain from feeding into the negativity but to draw strength and determination from it.
Lapis Lazuli is definitely one gemstone we can all benefit from having in our jewelry collection for its beauty as well as its energetic properties. Think of it this way: If knowledge is power, then self-awareness = knowledge = power.I’ve added these pieces and a few more to my Into The Blue series. I redesigned the pendant with Labradorite to allow more of the Lapis to show. Check them out here.
I’ve probably mentioned my list of favorite gemstones before. It’s been an ever-growing list… until now. Super Seven crystal just might be the gemstone to rule them all because, well, I’ll just let you read my article.
My article on gender-based gemstone energy is featured in The Wellness Universe. I wrote it a few months ago in response to the many requests I’ve had – from women and some men – to help them balance their feminine and masculine energies in order to deal with the all that has been unleashed in 2017.
Also, I submitted the article – which I titled Moonstones Aren’t Just For Women: Gender-Based Gemstone Energy – several months before the original #MeToo hashtag was embraced and adopted by Hollywood. I’m sure I’ll write a follow article.
My gift, a guide, Gemstones For The Holidays – More Joy, Less Stress has been featured along with more excellent gifts for total wellness, transformation and health, mind, spirit and achieving goals in 2018.
More than great gifts, this spectacular guide has more than 50 inspiring articles and feel good quotes. Not only will you find an amazing collection of gifts, all that support your well-being, you’ll get over $5000 in freebies and bonuses from my fellow WU World-Changers!
I’m also honored to have been asked to share my gemstone energy insights on The Wellness Universe a regular basis. Of course, sharing gemstone info includes sharing more jewelry (at least it does in my head!) so I will have new pieces to coincide each post.
I am finally giving the ACJ website the love it deserves!
What that means is for a very short time, the best way to get to all of the ACJ goodies is directly through my Tictail Marketplace page. So here’s the link.
I’d planned to have it all shiny and new before I announced the big update, but the last thing I want to do is leave you hanging in an endless redirect to my blog. Cause, that’s what happenin’ right now…
So, let’s just avoid the “wait, wasn’t I just here? where’s the site? I need my gemstone energy like right now!” drama and go to
Okay, so a lot of areas have been spring-like for a while so my exuberance might draw a yawn, but Spring! Up here in Minnesota, it’s finally starting to look like spring is coming. This season is about renewal – a time to step outside, stretch and grow. Here are a few sources that I have been writing and contributing to articles that are geared toward renewal and strengthening our Light.
Here are a couple of sources that I have been contributing articles and quotes to that are geared toward renewal and strengthening our Light.
Mind Key, an online community of healing professionals, recently published an article on getting outdoors as a way to tap into renewal. I am honored to have been quoted in the article with my Greenery Earrings featured.
Black Girl In Om first and foremost “Creates a space for women of color to breathe easy”. For Founder Lauren Ash, this is an inclusive statement that she uses to help open the doors to yoga, meditation, healthy food choices, spirituality and creativity to women who might otherwise feel left out. Here is the first part of an article I wrote for BGIO on blue gemstones associated with Serenity. The second part of the article will be published soon.
Oops, I forgot to get a gift for …
Did you forget someone on your gift list? I still have some pendants available in the $35 to $50 range, including a few Upcycled Computer pendants and Rose Quartz & Prehnite pendants. Prehnite’s shade is in the range called Greenery – which is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – so you’ll not only be giving someone a wonderfully healing gemstone combination, you’ll also give them a jump on fashion.
I read that somewhere… This year, I’ve been sharing my take on gemstone energy in a lot of places where women especially are seeking answers and solutions. Just this week, Amy Cousin Jewelrywas featured in Mind Key, an online community of healing professionals, in an article written by my good friend, Dr. Lisa Avila.
Color me confident and calm… by tapping into the vibration of blue gemstones. Which ones, you ask? I wrote an article for Black Girl In Omwith some beautiful suggestions.
Every home should smell this fantastic…
I am so happy to announce that our Sirius Mind and Body incense sticks are back in stock! It has been a long wait, but well worth it – the fragrances are as phenomenal as our alcohol-free fragrance oils, and each stick burns for over an hour – no bitter smoky after-scent either. Just the way you remember them.