The fifth nakshatra, Mrigashira, is evenly divided within the constellations of Taurus and Gemini. It consists of three faint stars near the head of Orion. This lunar mansion is called “the searching star,” marking the “beginning of a search.” The ruling planet is Mars, reflecting the spiritual warrior searching for truth. The great Vedic astrologer from India Dr. B.V. Raman and his astrologer son Niranjan Babu both have their natal Moons placed in this auspicious asterism. Spiritual intelligence and research abilities are refined here. Mrigashira is considered devic or god-like … Continue reading
The fourth nakshatra is named Rohini. It is placed entirely within the constellation of Taurus the Bull. The Moon is in its mulatrikona sign in Rohini and also rules this lunar mansion. Beauty, sensuality, charisma and charm can be reflected here. Its primary motivation, though, is moksha or spiritual liberation. According to Dr. B.V. Raman, Sri Krishna had both his Lagna (Ascendant) and natal Moon residing in Rohini.1 The ruling deity is Brahma, the creator of the universe. Thus, tremendous creativity and gifts in the fine arts can result with planets … Continue reading
The third nakshatra, Krittika, resides in the constellations of the Ram and the Bull. The first pada (3° 20’J is in Aries, with the remaining ten degrees in Taurus. The Sun is the ruling planet of this lunar mansion. Thus, in the first pada, a Sun/Mars dynamic is experienced due to the waning Aries influence. Leadership, authority, and power may result. President Bill Clinton’s natal Moon is placed here. The astronomical location of this lunar mansion is in the constellation of the Pleiades. The six brightest stars of the Pleiades … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Sodium sulphate. Colour: White to brownish white or grey. Energy: Magnetic and electric. Element: Earth, fire and water. Planet/sign: Venus/Taurus (exact cell salt equivalent); Sun/Leo; Mars-Pluto/Scorpio. Uses: Thernadite crystal may be used to awaken and balance the throat, heart and belly centres. It is helpful for composing emotional upsets, soothing sore throats and abating heart palpitations due to anxiety. Rub Thernadite crystal in a circular motion on the carotid artery located on the right and left sides of the neck for several minutes to quell … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Aluminium fluorsilicate. Colour: Colourless, pale, yellow-green, yellow to orange yellow, dark orange to red-orange; blue. Energy: Electric. Element: Air and fire. Planet/Sign: Venus/Taurus; Mercury/Gemini; J upiter/Sagittarius. Uses: Topaz has long been considered as a Sun stone and may be used to increase vitality, strengthen the immune system and generally bring about good health. Set in gold, Topaz will protect the wearer from harm. If you happen to channel spirit entities, Yellow Topaz is the stone for you. Clear Blue Topaz crystal enhances introspection. The colourless … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Magnesium iron silicate. Colour: Yellow-green; dark yellow-green (Olivine). Energy: Electric. Element: Earth and fire. Planet/sign: Venus/Taurus; Sun/Leo; Mars-Pluto/ Scorpio. Uses: Peridot is both a receiver and transmitter of healing energy. It is a helpful agent in clearing emotional and physical congestion. There is a connection between Peridot and the digestive, assimilative and eliminatory systems and it may be used to bring light into the dark, hidden regions of the bowel. While Peridot is strong and resistant, it has been known to sustain damage if the … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Magnesium phosphate. Colour: Grey, brown, or colourless. Energy: Electric. Element: Fire. Planet/sign: Sun/Leo (exact cell salt equivalent); Venus-Neptune/Taurus; Mars-Pluto/Scorpio. Uses: Newberyite dissolves old habit patterns and encourages the development of new and constructive thoughts, images and actions. Use this stone to strengthen the heart muscle, improve blood circulation and to relieve pressure on the spine resulting from a back injury.
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Disulfide of iron. Colour: Pale brass-yellow to almost white metallic glitter. Energy: Magnetic. Planet/sign: Venus-Neptune/Taurus; Sun/Leo; Mars-Pluto/Scorpio. Uses: Although Marcasite crystals are in the process of dissolution, the existing polished specimens retain strong Earth energy and the power to calm the mind and instill emotional stability. Wear Marcasite set in silver jewellery for optimum benefits.
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Beryllium aluminium oxide, often with small amounts of iron and chromium. Colour: Yellow-green to deep green; blue-green (Alexandrite); green-white, green-brown and yellow (Cat’s Eye). Energy: Magnetic and electric. Element: Earth and fire. Planet/sign: Venus/Taurus; Sun/Leo; Mars-Pluto/ Scorpio. Uses: Chysoberyl raises sexual energy from the lower bodily centres up to the heart level. It enables the wearer to respond to others with genuine feelings of kindness and affection. ALEXANDRITE, a brownish green variety, encourages receptivity and surrender to the forces of Nature. Blue-green Alexandrite teaches self-discipline … Continue reading
Crystal system: Orthorhombic. Cell salt: Barium sulphate, with small amounts of strontium. Colour: White, grey, or colourless; or, yellow, brownish red, or blue, with vitreous and pearly lustre. Energy: Electromagnetic. Element: Earth and fire. Planet/sign: Venus/Taurus; Sun/Leo; Mars-Pluto/ Scorpio. Uses: Barite crystal is a strong muscle stimulant. It may be used to alleviate the chills caused by hypothermia, fever and inflammation due to the agreeable sense of warmth it produces when placed in contact with the body. Use Barite to raise your spirits during depression; laughter may occur if … Continue reading