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amysquie
05-11-2006, 09:00
Hi there, I recently had a 'quick' tarot reading at a tarot party and I wanted to know whether my Mum was going to be okay in the future because she's had a lot of problems in her life so far. I got the Magician card and the reader said that her future would be whatever I wished for her (obviously she said more than that but that's the long and short of it). At first I thought 'that's great coz I only wish good things for her' but then I thought I would literally make some good wishes for her to cement them, as it were.

Anyway I was thinking of doing a spell and infusing a crystal with a tarot archetype and good wishes for her, to give to her for Christmas. I particularly like some heart-shaped ones I've seen. Can anyone suggest the right crystal for this purpose? She has manic depression and has been very unlucky in love so something for those and to bring love to her would be good. Obviously no one stone could do that (I think) but I can infuse it with whatever's missing.

I was thinking of red jasper because it is supposed to remind us that we are not alone on the physical plane, and the same for poppy jasper which also relieves feelings of guilt (which she has). I have heard jaspers work over long periods of time which would also be good for my purpose. There are some lovely ones here (http://www.holisticshop.co.uk/itemlist.php?clasrefr=rtl-cry-cry-hrt). But what would you guys suggest?

Thanks in advance for all your help and blessings too

Amy

cheekyminx
05-11-2006, 09:56
Have a look at Agate, especially Moss Agate, Amber, Calcite, Citrine, Jade (hmmm something tells me this one you should really look into)....there are a few more I could mention, but have a look at those on the net. Though I feel Blue or Lavendar Jade and Red Jasper would be a nice combination for her. Maybe buy her a bracelet, a combination of the stones I've mentioned? Or you can buy say 3 different types? This way she can wear them everyday and not have to worry about carrying a stone with her. But the heart shaped crystals are lovely.

Good luck!

MCsea
05-11-2006, 19:58
I am on an ocean jasper HIGH at the moment, I find its just so - hmm OCEAN! it has amazing colours too, but dont know how easy it is to get heart shaped.

I think blue lace agate is lovely and that Magno- calcite is awesome too..

I am sure you will find the right combination for your mum,

blessings

MARINA

sharpchick
05-11-2006, 22:46
For someone with depression, I'd suggest smoky quartz.

Netzach
05-11-2006, 23:43
I'd suggest some rose quartz. It's very pretty, inexpensive (so you can buy a larger piece than of some of the more pricey ones) and it's all to do with love and security.

chrisam-crystals
06-11-2006, 22:48
if you use a clear quartz crystal then you can program it to do whatever you want it to do. ;)

just a hint for you with regards to helping people with depression.....if you use stones which are indicated for working with the heart and emotions - such as rose quartz - then be aware that strong emotions and memories can rise to the surface and make the person feel worse.

this happens so that the person can work through it and come out the other side - however it can also swing the other way. :(

jue xx

sharpchick
06-11-2006, 23:29
The reason I did not suggest clear quartz is because it magnifies/intensifies everything - and since the person has depression (and it sounds like little experience with stones and their various uses), I suggested smoky quartz. It's also a very pretty stone.

chrisam-crystals
07-11-2006, 01:43
yes it is, sharpy.

but the immense beauty of this crystal is that is can be told to do something specific, which is excellent if a certain type of crystal is unavailable.

jue xx

amysquie
07-11-2006, 03:00
It's a tricky one I know, so thanks so much guys for all your help. If anyone else wants to add anything feel free. I will have a look around at the stones you have suggested and how they work (particularly the quartz ones), but also see which ones I think my Mum would like. Can anyone comment on the jaspers?

With regards to the depression and her being an emotional person, I feel she needs something to keep her on an even keel and positive rather give her more mood swings. Then again I feel she has worked on a lot of issues from her past so there's no particular worries there. It's just that with bipolar disorder there's no cure and no reason for being depressed - it's continual ups and downs.

The bracelet suggestion is a great idea, if anyone knows where I can get mixed crystal ones (probably a custom place) I'd be very grateful.

Sorry for all the questions but obviously I want to get this right and find her the perfect present!

Blessings,

Amy

MCsea
07-11-2006, 07:18
amysquie
A dear friend of mine who I know has suffered depression said the Jasper was to 'hard' for her, she needed more 'flexibility'... her words.. this was 'red' jasper she gave me a piece from the same store and it was very strenghtening for me (I dont have depression but many difficult health challenges - opportunities for growth I should say).

blessings

MARINA

chrisam-crystals
08-11-2006, 01:44
amysquie, i make healing jewellery and can very easily make you up a bracelet for your mum.

if you would like to ask firefrost or delizt on here, then they can give you an honest opinion about whether my stuff is good or not. ;)

perhaps she just needs something to keep her emotions grounded and on an even keel?

if she has no issues to work through then i would suggest one of the jaspers, hematite, smokey quartz, black onyx or moonstone.

or perhaps something to keep her emotions high such as citrine, amber, carnelian or jade?

jue xx

amysquie
08-11-2006, 06:57
Too many choices I don't know what to choose! Thank you jue for your offer, I may just take it up once I have decided what on earth I'm looking for! I have asked my Mum for some crystals for xmas myself, and need to get back to her on which ones I want, so under this guise I will ask her what her favourite crystals are to see if any match up with the ones suggested. However luckily she and I have pretty much identical tastes so anything I like, she normally does.

And thank you for your comment Marina I will keep it in mind. :)

Amy

chrisam-crystals
08-11-2006, 18:40
i've just re-read through the your previous posts to the one above, and noticed that she is bi-polar.

i am too and find that wearing rainbow moonstone is the best for me.

hormones are the reason behind bi-polar disorders, and so moonstone is excellent as it regulates the hormonal functions and is always indicated for women due to it's gentle moon energy.

jue xx

sharpchick
09-11-2006, 02:08
hormones are the reason behind bi-polar disorders
jue xx

I'm going to respectfully disagree with that statement.

chrisam-crystals
09-11-2006, 03:25
how do you mean, sharpy?

the several neuro-transmitters that maintain the brain are chemical hormones, and are the main cause of bi polar if they are inbalanced.

i wasn't talking about hormones such as oestrogen or other female reproductive hormones, otherwise men wouldn't be bi polar either.

i just stated hormones as a general meaning for the chemicals within the brain, although i acknowledge that there are other factors associated with the disorder such as familial, hereditary and physiological.

(can you tell that i have read up on the subject? lol ;))

jue xx

sharpchick
09-11-2006, 06:09
how do you mean, sharpy?

the several neuro-transmitters that maintain the brain are chemical hormones, and are the main cause of bi polar if they are inbalanced.

i wasn't talking about hormones such as oestrogen or other female reproductive hormones, otherwise men wouldn't be bi polar either.

i just stated hormones as a general meaning for the chemicals within the brain, although i acknowledge that there are other factors associated with the disorder such as familial, hereditary and physiological.

(can you tell that i have read up on the subject? lol ;))

jue xx

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, there is no single or primary cause for bi-polar disorder. Early in the illness, abnormalities in brain structure itself contribute to increased anxiety and it is common after the first depressive episode for a person to be misdiagnosed with depression only. That's due in part to the frequent early onset of the illness and the reluctance of many mental health providers to label someone as young as 11 or 12 with a mental illness of such gravity.

Here's a link to the website for one of the the National Institute for Mental Health's discussions of the illness:

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/bipolarmenu.cfm

I can tell that you have read about it, although not as extensively as you might want to.

amysquie
30-11-2006, 08:26
Well, rightly or wrongly I think I've decided on citrine. I asked her which stones she was drawn to and this was the main one she mentioned. It seems to fit perfectly; a positive, hopeful stone. Apparently it is good for will power (she is constantly dieting and trying to quit smoking!) and for stomach problems (she also has IBS), so it seems to have fallen into place. Now I just have to find a citrine piece of jewellery/tumblestone I like. She likes the really yellowy/orange stuff, not the 'piss in snow' colour (her words lol!!).

Thanks for all your help, and if you know of any good British stone websites (I know a couple but no joy there) then send the links my way!!

Blessings

Amy xx