Category Archives: Stone People Speak

Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra

In today’s blog we are following up on our Shaman’s Blog post Chakras 101 – The Third or Solar Plexus Chakra describing some of the stones for healing and balancing the solar plexus chakra. Some gemstones often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra are Amber, Citrine, Sunstone, Topaz, Yellow Calcite and Yellow Carnelian

Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Amber – Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but fossilized sap fromamber prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions Continue reading

Navel Chakra Stones

I’ve finally managed to get this blog posted. Between the holidays and other projects, I’ve been a VERY busy girl. The new mobile-friendly website for Shaman’s Marketplace is finally launched. Then, we went to fix a heat vent in the bathroom and wound up gutting it and are in the process of renovating it. NOT on the to do list!

So, as promised, better late than never …

We referenced a variety of stones for the navel/sacral chakra in the blog Chakras 101 – The Second or Navel Chakra. Some gemstones often associated with the Navel Chakra are Carnelian, Coral, Agate, Orange Calcite, Amber and Moonstone.

Stones for the Navel/Sacral Chakra

carnelianOrange Carnelian – Carnelian is found in nearly all parts Continue reading

Root Chakra Stones

For the next few blog posts, we are going to be coordinating with our shamanism blog, Shaman’s Blog. We are covering the individual chakras in that series.

The Stone People are very helpful in balancing our chakras and providing us specific energies that support our individual chakras, we will be covering some of the stones relevant to the major chakras.

We referenced a variety of stones for the root chakra in the blog Chakras 101 – The First or Root Chakra. Some gemstones often associated with this chakra are Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Ruby, Bloodstone and Red Jasper.

As discussed in that blog post, the Root Chakra, is largely about survival and security issues. Therefore, most protection stones are related in some way to the root chakra.  Most red and black stones, as well as many brown and gray stones, are also related to the Root Chakra.

Stones for the Root Chakra

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Cleansing Your Stones & Crystals

In my last post we discussed using stones and crystals for weight loss and I brieflystone-cleansing mentioned cleansing your stones. So, I thought I should dedicate this blog as a “how to post”.

As shaman, we often call upon the Stone People to assist us with healing, protection or attracting specific energies. As more and more folks are learning about the power of stones and crystals, their use has become more common.

Like all things in the Web of Life, stones and crystals are alive. Your stones, crystals, jewelry, and pendulums can attract positive and negative energy. They absorb the energies you have within you as well as any energies around you. Therefore these objects need to be cleansed and energized regularly. Continue reading

Stones and Crystals Support Weight Loss

stones & crystalToday I want to discuss how the Stone People can help us keep our New Year’s promise to our self to shed some excess pounds. By now, some of us are already waivering and being drawn back into old habits. Fortunately there are some wonderful stones and crystals that can be used as tools and support to achieve your weight loss goals.

Now, just carrying around these stones isn’t going to cause those excess pounds to come off, but you know that already. Yes, I know we’re still looking for the “miracle pill” to shed those pounds. Continue reading

Rose Quartz – The Heart Stone

My most recent blog on Shaman’s Blog was about forgiveness as an act of self-love. So, for today’s Nature blog, Rose Quartz, seemed a logical choice for discussion. It’s also a stone I find myself using often in journeys with clients who are working with issues of self-love, self-esteem and lack of nurturing.

Rose quartz is often called the “Love Stone” or “Heart Stone.” It is a stone of unconditional love. Its high energy opens the heart chakra and enhances love in virtually any situation, family, platonic, romantic, and most importantly, self-love. (Why is self-love most important? Because without loving ourselves, we can not fully love another.)

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Rose quartz deposits have been found in Madagascar, India, Japan and Brazil, as well as in South Africa and South Dakota in the USA. It’s color ranges from very pale translucent pink to deep pink. Since Rose Quartz doesn’t occur naturally in many quartz formation, it’s less often found as crystals, than in a large formation.

For you astorology buffs out there, rose quartz is linked to the star sign of Taurus,to Libra as a secondary stone and to both the sun and the moon. Numerologically, it resonates to the number 7. Rose quartz is a receptive stone and tied to both the elements of fire and water.

Of course, rose quartz is known as a heart chakra stone, but it is also linked to all the upper chakras, the thymus, throat, brow or third eye and the crown. Rose quartz brings the vibrations of the upper chakras into alignment with the heart chakra so you can begin living from your heart. Continue reading

5,000-year-old shaman stones

Sorry we’ve been out of touch for a while. An unusual winter here has left us scrambling and adjusting to life in the forest again. If you’re interested in the story, there’s more at Shaman’s Blog. But we now have communications again and internet, so it’s been some time of catch up and clean up.

Gary found this interesting article and I thought it was perfect for this blog.

What messages did these stones hold for the shaman?

Archaeologists have unearthed nearly 5,000-year-old shaman’s stones in a rock shelter in Panama. The stone collection may be the earliest evidence of shamanic rituals in that region of Central America, researchers say.

The 12 stones were found in the Casita de Piedra rock shelter, in the Isthmus of Panama. The rocks, which carbon-dating of surrounding material showed  >>more

5,000-year-old shaman stones found – Technology & science – Science – LiveScience | NBC News.

Until next time-
Mitakuye Oyasin (A Lakota prayer reminding us we are all related),


A Trip Through The Petrified Forest

As I was thinking about this week’s blog, I was trying to decide what stone to feature, as the Stone People were asking to speak. As I was thinking about quartz, petrified wood pushed its way into my thoughts. It immediately reminded me of our trip to the Petrified Forest in Holbrook, AZ many years ago.

Petrified wood, Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park

According to their website, over 200 million years ago, during the Triassic Period, the logs washed into the river and were buried quick enough and deep enough by massive amounts of sediment and debris, that oxygen was cut off and decay slowed. Minerals, including silica dissolved from volcanic ash, absorbed into the porous wood over hundreds and thousands of years and crystallized within the cellular structure, replacing the organic material. The wood structure was maintained, but the wood fibers slowly changed into stone. Sometimes the crushing or decay left cracks in the logs. Here large jewel-like crystals of clear quartz, purple amethyst, yellow citrine, and smoky quartz formed. Continue reading