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We will be presenting you with articles about Crystals and  hope that you get as much enjoyment out of the website as all of us here at Open Minds in putting it together for you.

I will start your Crystal learning with Birth Sign Crystals.

Birth Sign Crystals


 Aries 21st March – 21st April Diamond, Carnelian, Moss Agate, Amethyst

 Taurus 22nd April – 21st May Emerald, Jade, Jasper (Red), Carnelian

 Gemini 22nd May – 22nd June Pearl, Green Adventurine, Aquamarine

 Cancer 23rd June – 23rd July Ruby, Moonstone, Sodalite

 Leo 24th July – 23rd August Peridot, Citrine, Zircon, Jade

 Virgo 24th August – 23rd September Lapis Lazuli, Gold Tiger Eye, Beryl

 Libra 24th September – 23rd October Obsidian, Flourite

 Scorpio 24th October – 22nd November Opal, Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Agate

 Sagittarius 23rd November – 21st December Turquoise, Rhodonite, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz

 Capricorn 22nd December – 20th January Garnet, Rhodonite, Blue Lace Agate

 Aquarius 21st January – 19th February Amethyst, Sugilite, Rose Quartz

 Pisces 20th February – 20th March Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Blue Topaz, Amber

 I hope that you enjoy the Birthstone Crystals.  Please remember that Clear Quartz covers all birth signs.

Forms Of Crystals

Rough                                     Straight from mother earth.

Tumble Stone                        Mainly small stones.

Clusters                                  Formations of single-terminated crystals that share a common base.

Generator Crystals-             Generator crystals are single quartz crystals in which the six faces join sharply together to formj the terminatd apex (tip). The crystals energy flows from this point. They can be naturally occurring but can be also be brought cut and polished to that shape. (Every face and side will be polished and the base cut straight, so the crystal can stand). Sizes can range from small 2/5 inch (1 centimetre) upwards. Generator crystals are powerful crystal pieces that are ideal to use in mediation and chakra work. Small generators are excellent to use as pendulums.

Double-Terminated Crystals                               Naturally occurring shapes that have formed with a tip (apex) at either end. The energy in these crystals can flow either way, or both ways. Many crystals used in jewellery are fashioned into this shape and it remains one of the most popular stone cut.


The Phantom Crystals-            These are rare and fascinating crystals. When you look into a crystal and you see the ghost of a crystal shape inside it, you will know that you are lucky enough to possess a phantom crystal. Sometimes this ghost will be very faint, sometimes it may be quite distinct with an almost solid colour. Phantom crystals show that the crystal has grown, stopped and continued to grow again on through many life times of learning. Phantom crystals are wonderful to use and carry. They should be treated with great respect as they are powerful tools. They can be used as a focus in mediation to access past lives and the higher self.

Here are some crystals that resonate with the four Arch Angels.

Michael-         Gold, Calcite, Amethyest, Hermatite, Labradorite, Obsidian, Selenite, Sugilite, Tigers Eye

Gabriel-          Garnet, Citrine, Celestite, Carnerlian, Kyanite,Smokey Quartz, Rodocrosite, Ruby, Tangerine Quartz, Tourmaline (black)

Raphael-         Gold, Garnet, Flourite, Emerald, Chrysoprase Copper, Jade, Sodalite, Red Tigers Eye, Green Tourmaline.

Uriel-               Gold, Flourite, Citrine, Calcite, Snowflake obsidian, Pyrite, Tigers Eye

Below are Birth Month Stones

January-            Garnet

February-           Amethyest

March-                Aquamarine

April-                    Diamond

May-                     Emerald

June-                  Pearl

July-                     Ruby

August-               Peridot

September-        Sapphire

November-         Topaz

December-         Turquoise

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