Color, Gem, Oil, and
Affirmation Correspondences for Awakening Your Chakras
by Margaret Ann Lembo
Gemstones, color, and scent are universal languages and tools.
Likewise, the use of color, crystals, and positive affirmations to
awaken your chakras, the energy centers of your body, are powerful
tools for bringing balance into our lives.
According to eastern philosophies, we have chakras within our energy
field that are spinning wheels of light. These energy centers are
responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our
being—the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. There are
seven main chakras, and each chakra has a color associated with it (as
well as many gemstones and aromatic scents.)
It’s empowering to use colors, essential oils, and gemstones with a
positive affirmation. Use the affirmations with each color, chakra, and
gemstone included for each chakra in your daily life.
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- The first chakra is the Root
Chakra. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and
is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store our vital
energy for providing food, shelter, and water for ourselves. Money is
also strongly associated with this center.
- Its basic color is red.
- A gemstone for the root is garnet.
- Use vetiver or patchouli for grounding
and prosperous thinking.
- The Gem Spot Affirmation is: "I live life fully
and completely. My passion for life fills me with joy and enthusiasm. I
am strong and healthy. I take action and move forward. I am safe,
secure and grounded."
- The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. It
is obviously located at our navel, just a few inches below our belly
button. This is the center for reproduction and creativity; this chakra
holds the energy to create and take action in our lives.
- The color for this energy center is orange.
- A gemstone for the navel is carnelian.
- The essential oils of peppermint and orange are
beneficial for activating and aligning this chakra.
- The Gem Spot Affirmation is: "My imagination is
active conjuring up creative ideas as I play and relax. I embrace fun
times and trust in the relaxed flow of the day. When I relax great
ideas jump into my consciousness!"
- The third chakra is the Solar
Plexus. This center connects us with joy, personal power,
self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light.
While memories of the past may have reduced our self-esteem, likewise,
this chakra stores kudos and praises received that raised
- The color associated with it is yellow.
- Gemstones for the solar plexus are citrine,
amber, and golden calcite.
- Use lemon, petitigrain, and bergamot oils with
the intention to raise your self-esteem.
- The Gem Spot Affirmation is: "I am powerful
beyond belief. My magnificence shines through for all to see. It is
safe for me to be powerful in loving ways! I have the courage to be all
that I can be."
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Witch Mania of King James I
by Donald Tyson
King James I of England came to be one of the more
prominent prosecutors of "witch mania" beginning in Scotland and
Denmark in 1590. Believing that persecuting witches under the law would
grant him protection from their "black magick," James took on a great
role in the interrogations and prosecution. His book, Demonology,
was written with the aim to "educate" others on the evils of
witchcraft and the supernatural. While being a difficult subject matter
for many to broach, Donald Tyson has revisited this important work and
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One of the joys of tarot is that there are so many ways
to look at, think about, and compare the cards. This is also one of the
reasons so many people stay interested in tarot for so long. Every way
of organizing and dividing the deck leads to deeper and broader
understanding of the cards. This complex web also helps us build our
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by Raymond Buckland
Spiritualism is a belief in a continuance of life, for
the spirit, after that transition that we term "death." More than that,
it is a belief that it is possible to make contact with that spirit of
the one who has made the transition. But do we need a medium to make
that connection? Raymond Buckland, author of numerous books and the new
Solitary Sťance, posits that anyone
can contact the deceased, and that it is easier than you might