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Find Your Goddess Connection Through Stones and Crystals!

Many of us search all our lives for something that some never find. Especially in Modern Paganism, there are many faces of the Gods and Goddesses and making a strong Goddess Connection is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences that can happen to anyone.

What do I mean by Goddess Connection? The Goddess connection is a feeling that one has touched the Divine. It can happen through a chant, or ritual used to call upon the Goddess we feel most akin to. Sometimes, in fact, often, people will feel drawn to more than one Goddess at a time, or different Goddesses at different stages of enlightenment.  There are literally hundreds of Goddesses and trying to explore this subject can be very overwhelming.

One way to explore the Goddess Collection is through stones and crystals.  I have always been drawn to the Mineral Kingdom and even as a small child, I felt the Divine in simple chunks of Quartz.

Photo by Raven Fabal

I have been studying and working with the healing and helping energies of the Mineral Kingdom for over 40 years, and I know first hand how the Divine can work through the stones, therefore I am working on a Goddess Connection to Stones reference. The following is only Part One, and I will let you know when I update it in the future.

I am trying to stock a little of all these stones in my Etsy Shop, but if you don’t see something you need, just send me a message and I will try to find what you need and make of it whatever you would like.

Do you have suggestions for this list? Did I miss something, or would you like to tell the story of your own Goddess Connection? Just leave a comment or write to me via the Contact Me link and I will get back to you ASAP.

Blessings, Raven

Goddess                  Origin                                                                             Corresponding Stones

Airmed:                    Irish Goddess of healing, witchcraft, magic               Watermelon Tourmaline

Arianrhod:               Welsh moon Goddess                                                   Aquamarine

Aphrodite:                Goddess of the Sea                                                      Rose Quartz

Artemis:                   Greek Goddess of the hunt                                          Blue Kyanite

Astarte:                    Mesopotamian Goddess of love and war                    Ametrine

Athena:                     Greek Goddess of War                                                 Rainbow Fluorite

Baba Yaga:               Russian Goddess, Witch, Mistress of Magic             Obsidian

Bast:                          Egyptian Cat Goddess of the Sun’s Blessings         Tiger Eye

Brighid:                     Irish Goddess of the Sacred Flame                             Fire Agate

Ceridwen:                  Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge          Labradorite

Dana, Danu:               Celtic River Goddess                                                   Opal, Lapis Lazuli

Demeter:                    Greek Goddess of Abundance                                    Petrified Wood

Diana:                         Roman Moon Goddess, Protector of Animals           Silver

Durga:                         Hindu Warrior Goddess                                               Golden Tiger Eye

Electra, Elektra:         Greek Goddess of Sea Clouds                                     Amber

Freya:                          Nordic Goddess of Beauty and Love                           Emerald

Gaia:                            Greek Earth Mother                                                        Chrysocolla, Agate, Quartz

Hathor:                         Egyptian Goddess of Fertility and Joy                       Moonstone,  Opalite, Turquoise, Malachite

Hecate:                        Goddess of witchcraft, moon, spirit realm                   Jet

Hera:                            Greek Queen of Gods                                                     Pyrite

Hestia:                         Greek Goddess of Home Dolomite.                               Howlite

Inanna:                        Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld                          Lapis Lazuli

Ishtar:                          Goddess of war and sexual love                                    Imperial Topaz, Imperial Jasper

Isis:                              Egyptian Goddess of Life                                               Lapis Lazuli

Ixchel:                          Mayan Goddess of the Rainbow, sacred light              Opal, Abalone, Shell, Pearl, Opalite

Kali:                              Liberator of souls                                                            Blue Chalcedony, Black Obsidian

Kuan Yin:                     Chinese Goddess of mercy                                             Pink Opal

Lakshmi:                      Hindu Goddess of prosperity                                          Citrine

Luna:                            Goddess of the Moon                                                        White Pearl

Maat, Mayet:                 Egyptian Goddess of truth, justice, cosmic order        Red Jasper

Morrigan:                      Goddess of Life, Birth, and Death                                   Rhodonite, Seraphinite

Nike:                             Greek Goddess of victory                                                 Hematite

Nyx:                               Primordial Goddess of the night                                      Agate, Moonstone

Parvati:                         Hindu Goddess of love, power, and renewal                  Rhodochrosite

Pele:                              Polynesian Goddess of Fire                                              Lava Rock

Persephone:                 Greek Goddess of Spring                                                  Black Onyx

Saraswati:                     Hindu Goddess of music, art, wisdom, nature                Blue Lace Agate

Sekhmet:                      Egyptian Goddess of sun, war, plagues and healing      Yellow Jasper, Ruby, Garnet, Amber

Selene:                         Greek Goddess of the Moon                                              Selenite

Venus:                          Roman name for Goddess of Love                                    Copper

Vesta:                           Roman Goddess of Fire and the Hearth                            Chrysoprase, Rutile, Gold, Sapphire

Yamaya, Yemoja          Yorùbá Orisha – Mother Goddess,

                                       African Goddess of the living Ocean                         Abalone, Coral, Turquoise, Shell

Red Tent Presentation, Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health Went Great!

Hello, Dear Friends!
Today I want to tell you all about Stones and  Crystals and a terrific day of learning that happened recently at Madison’s  Cosmic Delights.
At this Red Tent Womens Gathering, I was honored to introduce many beautiful women to the mineral kingdom. We explored the most powerful stones for women and how to use them in our daily lives. Red Tents are a great place for women to gather, recharge, find support and learn self care techniques.

Stones and crystals have many properties, features, and benefits, and while it is true that not everyone recognizes their metaphysical or spiritual properties, they quietly do their work anyway. Their are many reference books on the market from which to learn stone and crystals’ wisdom. Some are very good and offer an immense database
of information for anyone to tap into. Some others, not so much. I added a few suggestions to the stone guide which every participant received at this gathering, but in case you didn’t get to attend, my favorite gemstone reference books which include descriptions of ALL their properties, not just the scientific descriptions are: 

Stones and crystals have been revered pretty much since life on this earth began for their beauty and by some, for the many spiritual and health benefits they could provide.
The Christian Bible mentions stones and crystals over 200 times. Mayan, Aztec, Native American, African Native, and Celtic peoples all recognized the many uses of crystals and employed them for rituals and ceremonies. The common belief is that minerals are of the earth, and thus connect us to the universal energy of our world. When we use minerals, it must always be for the best and highest good, to benefit all of us and our Mother Earth.


Perhaps you already know a lot about stones and crystals  or have a connection to some that you keep with you or in your home. Many benefits can be had just by carrying them with you or keeping then in your home, working with them as partners in your physical, mental and spiritual well being.


Everyone who attended my Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health Red Tent Gathering received a pouch with 7 stones to take home for further use. These stones were chosen for their ability to assist women with issues that are unfortunately all too common among many of our sisters living on Earth taday.

Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health

Clear Quartz – Clear to cloudy in appearance, Quartz helps one to focus and enter a meditative state. It acts as a magnifier for the energies of any other stones and crystals near it, Helps increase personal energy field and shields. Creates almost a “buffer zone” around one who wears it. Assist in healing, and may be charged with intent and purpose to help achieve a specific goal. There are many kinds of clear quartz, with many varied abilities or focuses. To fully understand all the aspects of this stone, additional research may be helpful.
Amethyst -Purple in color, Amethyst helps to manage addiction, fatigue, and depression. It is a powerful energetic aid to developing spiritual growth and contentment. It draws peace to the bearer. Amethyst helps one to achieve a calm and peaceful state of meditation and can ease nervous system problems, mental anxiety, insomnia, and headaches. This stone can be a good companion stone for anyone working with psychic energies or attempting to channel.
Shungite – Black or silvery in color, Shungite is a very powerful, ancient healing stone. Silver or Elite Shungite is the rarest and strongest form. An excellent stone for empaths or anyone working in the healthcare, this stone absorbs and eliminates negative energies and health hazards to the body. Crystal healers call it the Miracle Stone or Stone of Life Elite Shungite brings positive blessings and positive results. It helps you to know what’s beneficial for a better and healthier future. Shungite infuses your aura with light, allowing only positive, beneficial energies to reach you. It provides a kind of protective shielding for psychics and empaths. It is also a very powerful protection stone, especially from electromagnetic fields and is a perfect stone to keep near your electronics.
Rose Quartz – Pink in color, this stone can be helpful for headaches, skin issues, and fertility problems. It helps relieve the discomfort of menstrual or menopausal problems. Enhances love, both familial and romantic, calls love to appear or grow. A powerful tool for reinforcing current relationships, two of these stones kept together under the bed for a month form spiritual bonds to each other and then each partner keeps one of the stones with them, allowing the stones to draw the partners together, the attraction of each stone to the other helping to keep love strong.
Carnelian – Orange in color, this stone helps with all kinds of women’s health issues. It is a valuable ally in controlling emotional distress and easing loneliness, Carnelian can help one find supportive people. This is a very good stone for introverts and makes any kind of public speaking easier, and meetings more productive.
Citrine – Yellow to brown in color, this happy stone helps ease depression, backaches, enhances self-esteem, invites happiness, and positivity into one’s life. This stone’s golden color is symbolic of the golden rays of the sun, warming the soul and bringing cheer with it. This stone needs no cleansing as it’s energy is so strong and powerful it collects no negativity!
Amazonite -A beautiful blue-green color, this stone is named for the way it echoes the rich, green color of the Amazon river and the surrounding rainforest. Amazonite helps facilitate loving, compassionate communication. Sometimes called the “stone of hope”, Amazonite is very helpful in recovering from stressful or abusive relationships. The heart, upper chest and throat areas of the body may benefit from crystal therapy using Amazonite. Often regarded as a good luck charm, this powerful stone gently infuses the spirit with your truest intentions, liberating your soul from negative or confusing influences trying to throw you off course. Life may seem overwhelming and bewildering at times, but the Amazonite brings order to chaos with its pure light overflowing with love and hope.

 

If you would like to purchase such a collection of stones and cfystals for your at-home use, just send me a message and if available I will gladly provide you with the same collection for  15.00 plus shipping. I will also include a Reiki cleansing and charging of these stones and crystals plus a simple guide to each of the stones, similar to what you’ve just read

If you happen to be in the Madison, Wisconsin area, feel free to book a Psychic Reading, Palm Reading or Stone and Crystasl Consultation with me. Appointments are often limited because so far, I am only available on Saturdays so if you are interested, please call Cosmic Delights to reserve your appointment. 608 467 3093

I expect that we may decide to hold another stones and crystals workshop soon and this time keep it open to anyone who is interested. I will update this page with details, and also you may check on Cosmic Delight’s FaceBook page under “Events” to see what interesting, informative and spiritually uplifting events are happening at the shop!

Look soon for an upcoming workshop, likely to be a weekend intensive, featuring my husband Stephen and myself, teaching “Psychic Self Defense, how to Ground Center and Shield” elements we feel are necessary for anyone sensitive to the energies of others or anyone interested in doing any kind of magical working.

Till then, I wish you peace and love,

Ravenbird

My Solitary Circle Brand Products Now Available at Cosmic Delights!

I’m happy to announce that some of my own Solitary Circle creations are now available at a terrific local store, Cosmic Delights in East Madison, Wisconsin!

The owners Luna and Andrew are both great people, and bring a knowledge and experience

Quartz Crystal I Often Use in Psychic Readings

to this store that I’ve often found lacking in other metaphysical type establishments. Helping people find just what they are looking for, or helping them to discover what stones, oils, etc. will best help them is something I’ve seen first hand and I am very impressed with the kind and competent way they deal with everyone who comes in.

So, after years of selling my goodies only direct, at festivals and online, I am putting some things for sale at Cosmic Delights and frankly, it is I who am delighted for my products to be there!

 

Willow Staff with Quartz Crystal Top

Some of the Raven Fabal.com and Solitary Circle items you can now go see at Cosmic Delights include, my hand carved wooden wands, athames and staffs, Spell Candles, in Love, Prosperity/Success and Peace/Protection varieties, in a new votive size, simple to use, and sized small enough to get results started fast!

Another favorite from my very first days of selling spells and potions is my Smokeless Smudge! Brewed one small batch at a time, this powerful potion comes in a convenient small non-aerosol spray bottle so you can use this to cleanse your environment, no matter where that should happen to be! Car, home, office, anywhere it’s needed! Besides being a powerful cleansing potion made with Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedarwood and other traditional smudging herbs and resins, this stuff smells incredible and the aromatheraputic benefits alone help to make any place happier and more calm. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do, and share it with others who might need it. Great for a small gift under the Yule tree this season!

Ebony Wand

 

 

 

 

 

I have a small selection of Tarot/Rune/Dice drawstring bags there as well although I have just received a new lot of fabrics and plan to add more variety and more of the large size bags to the existing collection soon.

Did I mention that Cosmic Delights has a terrific selection of stones and crystals? In addition to tumbled and raw minerals, they also have some carved pieces and many wonderful pieces of gemstone jewelry as well. They carry tarot decks, books, and incense, too! As a matter of fact, they carry my very own, made right here in Madison, Solitary Circle Incense! So there are some very good things happening right now, and I hope you will pay a visit to Cosmic Delights soon! I’m sure you’ll be as delighted as I am! Tell ’em Raven sent you!