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Your 5 Desert Island Stones And Why?


Hemera  Hemera is offline
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Your 5 Desert Island Stones And Why?

Yannie´s thread here and also the one in Tarot Decks (Five Decks to use for a Year) inspired me to think about my "Desert Island Crystals".

You know the game;

Which 5 crystals (and why) would you would pack in your Crystal Emergency purse for a one-year cruise around the world?

Here is my list:

1. Aquamarine -good for travellers, especially at sea (mermaids may exchange them for calming turbulent seas), generally a calming crystal in stressful situations.
2. Labradorite -protective, enhances creativity, for serendipity and synchronicities (-maybe I´d be saved from a desert island by a gorgeous guy who´d just happen to paddle by?)
3. Diamond - for strength and endurance, an Aries´crystal
4. Howlite - for healing, sound sleep, prophetic dreams
5. Tiger´s Eye - for protection, wisdom, new beginnings and contacting my Spirit Guides for guidance
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Fun question, Hemera!

1. I would have to go with your suggestion of an Aquamarine, especially if it will make the mermaids calm turbulent seas!
2. Clear quartz crystal: it is my all-purpose stone, and I use it frequently for energy work and self-Reiki treatments.
3. Amethyst: my personal favorite! I like to keep this one near my bed for calm sleep and clear dream messages.
4. Rose quartz: such a nurturing and healing stone. It lifts my mood when I'm feeling down.
5. Either Sodalite or Lapis Lazuli: I am likely to bring a tarot deck on my cruise, and one of these stones is likely to accompany the tarot deck to spark my intuition.

ETA: On second thought, I just might substitute a black stone (like obsidian) for the aquamarine. I often need a stone that calms my fears and anxieties, and makes me feel safe, which might come in handy while being on the open waters for a year!
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Love this! & boy, have I been in emergency travel situations where I've sorely missed my stones back home!

Having experienced the importance & wonders of having healthy aura & chakras, I'd pack stones that keep mine balanced and functioning well -

1. Blue (indigo) kyanite to keep my chakras aligned, healed & opened.
2. Bronzite for protection, and to return bad vibes to sender.
3. Black tourmaline for protection, & to deflect bad vibes. Helps with sleep too.
4. Libyan gold tektite for willpower & psychic protection.
5. Moldavite as an all-purpose stone plus amplifier of all of the above. Also, it strengthens my connection with my guides & all that will bring me beneficial experiences - sea spirits & all
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My five crystals I need to have if stuck on a deserted island:

1. Black tourmaline - Because it's one of my favorite crystals, I have so many that I can spell out S.O.S. on the sand.

2. Flint - I'm sure I can figure out how to knap it into sharp tool. Metaphysical AND physical protection!

3. Iron Pyrite - It can be used with flint to start fires, as well as help me remember life-saving tidbits I read from Les Stroud's survival handbook.

4. Howlite skull aka "Scully" - Assuming I'm the lone survivor on the island, I'll need someone to talk to, calm me down, and help me to sleep.

5. Obsidian scrying mirror - I'm vain enough to want to still look good on a deserted island, and maybe I can figure out when I'll be rescued or where to find water.
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Hmm... Had to think - as I wanted my allowance of 5 as well as being favourites/most useful - to suitably double up as markers for the 4 quarter points of a magick circle (so they'd also have to correspond in some way to the four elements).

1) My round pocket Obsidian mirror. For Earth.
I'm rubbish at scrying - but this is the most handy traveling scrying stone I have.
And I love the idea of a magick mirror.
Just begun experimenting with contemplating it - then placing it under my pillow.

Grounds into one's "Earths origins" and the soul's origins on other planets apparently.

Snowhunter - you made me LOL with your comments on yours.

2) My Blue Gold Stone mala. For Air.
It's a man-made stone that I love (and I chose the beads and strung it myself).
It represents Nuit to me - Egyptian Night Sky Deity (Lady that holds back Chaos from the Earth. Dark blue stone with shiny sparkles in it - see?. Like the night sky) and following on from that, reminds me of - my Patron Deity Nun/Naunet, the Primordial waters of chaos.
Linked to my spiritual practice of meditation (I use a bracelet sized one most often) - this stone automatically corresponds to all things spiritual and Deity-like for me.
Hence also airy.

Metaphysics: ?
It's Pyrite, Copper and Hematite in glass...

3) Palm sized piece of Carnelian. For Fire.
Just because I love the colour and pattern of the Carnelian that I have.
It's warming to look at. (and I'm a "always feeling the cold" person).

Carnelian raises mood and creativity, and it's a good "women's problems" stone.

4) Palm sized piece of Tiger Iron. For Water (my piece is set in wiggly lines - that's how I see it as water . Tiger Iron is Tiger's Eye and Hematite mixed together).
This crystal - for mysterious reasons, is wildly pleasing to my eye. Mostly in the last 3 years... Anytime I'm looking at crystals - I end up staring at this.

Reduces stress and sensitivity, shields from taking on other's emotion and protects in danger.

5) Pocket stick of Black Tourmaline - my default for extra protection when feeling vulnerable. Somehow helps me more easily visualise a mirror shield aura.

Protects the aura, acts as a protective shield, transmutes heavy thoughtforms and energy from self and others. Releases fear, brings sense of safety. Enhances ability to stay in the body.
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1. Golden Rutilated Quartz to amplify thoughts/creativity
2. Banded Fluorite for discernment
3. Black Tourmaline for protection/grounding
4. Blue Sodalite for my third eye
5. White Howlite for balance
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1. Black tourmaline for grounding
2. Garnets for fierceness and invulnerability
3. Any coloured sapphire, but likely Padparadsha, as the fire of it keeps one energized
4. some green stones - likely Vesuvianite, but maybe prehnite, to soothe my heart
5. Labradorite, for all around protection

Fun question, Hemera! Thanks
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1. Citrine for healing.
2. Clear quartz ball.
3. Garnet.
4. Hematite to ground me.
5. Diamond (on engagement ring so maybe I can get a sixth?
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