My Green Cauldron

Jet, nope not the plane

Jet is an organic material, fossilized wood/charcoal. it’s also known as witch’s amber and it helps the kundlini rise from the lower charkas to the upper ones. black in color and lightweight, it is a base chakra ‘stone’.

  • Mohs – no info
  • chakra – base chakra
  • energy – receptive, protective
  • planet – Saturn
  • sign – Capricorn
  • element – Earth/Akasa
  • vibration – 8
  • family – organic
  • herbs – lavender, sage
  • Helps with migraines, epilepsy, glandular and lymphatic swelling, stomach pain, colds

This is the stone one of my son’s really resonates with. he picks this stone out at the store or at shows any time we are there.

it is good for gardeners, when worn while working on the garden it helps with plant growth.

it is also know to dispel evil thoughts, and is used to protect against nightmares (place under pillow, on night stand or it can be worn)

Jet is a calming agent and helps dissipates depression. It protects the wearer against illness and violence.

like amber, it can have electrical properties, or a charge… static electricity.

worn to maintain proper energy flow within body to avoid illness (with blue candle)

good for home protection

Chakra Crystals

for each chakra more than one crystal is listed as being helpful. how do you choose which ones to use? i know that it will be a fine tuning for each person and each healing session. i am going to look into the crystals that i own for each chakra and look into how i might use choose a crystal for the healing.

Base/Root Chakra, Muladhara:

  • agate, red
  • hematite
  • jet
  • red jasper

Sacral Chakra, Swadhisthana

  • carnelian
  • turquiose
  • fluorite
  • aventurine
  • calcite

Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura

  • citrine
  • tiger eye
  • amber
  • topaz

Heart Chakra, Anahata

  • Jade
  • Rose Quartz
  • emerald

Throat Chakra, Vishuddha

  • Turquoise
  • lapis lazuli

Third Eye Chakra, Ajna

  • amethyst
  • lapis lazuli
  • sodalite

Crown Chakra, Sahasrara

  • clear quartz
  • selenite
  • amethyst
  • diamond

As i add information on each crystal/stone i will include a link for each one.

there are lots more crystals listed for the seven chakras. this list is comprised of the crystals i personally own. as my collection grows so will the information here.

join me on my journey of learning about crystals and how to use them to support my well being.

3 Things I Learned about Crystals

As I am cruising through the inter-webs looking for info on crystals and how they work I came across three things that I find very interesting. Now this is science and not any of the woo-woo that cause some to roll their eyes when you mention crystals.

First thing i learned today was about piezoelectricity…..what!?! Piezoelecrtricity, this is when you apply pressure to certain crystals (quartz and tourmaline) and it causes the polarization of it’s electrons. who cares, right? not right. this means that a current (electrical) can now run through the crystal, place them face to face and current will flow!

This was discovered in 1880 by Pierre and Paul-Jacques Curie. But why and how is this useful? Well, we find this in action in watches, in how ultrasounds work, and in microphones to name a very few.

Quartz Crystal

So as you can see I am looking into the science of crystals and their amazing capabilities. Another thing I came across was pyroelectricity…..heat polarizing crystals, basically you apply heat or cold (energy) to crystals (amber, quartz) and it will polarize (negative charge on one end, postitive on the other. This will give the crystal a static electric charge which can pull things toward it, like straw or ashes….non magnetic things. The static electric charge pulls them toward the crystal, these can also run in a circuit.

Triboluminescene also known as fractoluminescence and mechanoluminescence. It is a flash of light produced when a material is subjected to friction, impact or breakage.  Up to 50% of all crystals will do it to some extent, but here are some that will give you nice results quartz, sphalerite, fluorite, calcite, muscovite, and many feldspar. So if you have a couple of quartz crystals (not your very fave ones, there could be some damage and wear eye protection!) knock them together in a dark room! BAM! A flash of light! although why this happens is not completely understood there are a couple of ideas. One is the extra energy inputted by the strike causes electrons to get excited and as they come down from the excitement there is a flash of light. It could also be like lightening, where electrical current is created by force then moves through the crystal causing trap gas molecules in the crystal to glow.
Did you know that wint-o-green life savers will flash with blue light with the right force? Me neither, until now. I will be trying this out later, to show the fellas. very cool!

So these three concepts are new to me and I am excited to try out some experiments. If you have more information or I have the basic concepts wrong, please let me know. I am just learning this.

Take Time for Tea

It is that time of the year, the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Amidst all the celebrations and gatherings remember to take a moment for yourself, have a cup of tea.

Take Time for Tea

Tea Time

Tea is such an amazing thing. Warm or cold, blended to your tastes and needs, connecting to the plants magic that is all around us.

Some of the most wonderful conversation happen over a pot of tea!


messy house, don’t care!

hi all! i was just talking to folks about how the pictures of people and places and homes always seem so perfect, so clean, so NOT my life! will in an effort to keep things real i want to share with you are messy, cozy little home, at least a little space of it.


My first video for the blog!

Hi!! Wanted to check it video making and to say hi!!