Lepidolite and Black Tourmaline Specimen

Lepidolite is a purplish type of mica used for calming, peace, spirituality, luck, protection, stress, insomnia, psychism, decision making, and love. Because of it’s high lithium content it has been known to soothe anger, and negative emotions, and provide emotional and mental balance and stability. Recognized as a “stone of transition” it helps in the restructuring of old patterns. It has been used to treat addiction, relieve allergies, treat exhaustion, and strengthen the immune system. Chakras: Crown, Third Eye, and Heart.

Lepidolite and Tourmaline Specimen

Black Tourmaline is used for grounding and protection. It acts to protect one from being victimized by the “negative” energy of others. It is also used to activate grounding between the first chakra and the center of the Earth. It acts to stimulate the reflex points of the lower back and can also provide for both the stimulation and the balancing of the adrenal glands. Chakra: Root.

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New Crystals in Our Dictionary!

We’ve just added some new entries to our Crystal Dictionary!

Chlorite Included Quartz

Chlorite Included Quartz Generator

Chlorite – is a powerful healer and connects one to the earth. It is often used to eliminate toxins, and is a powerful painkiller.

Dioptase Specimen

Dioptase Specimen

Dioptase – A blue green stone used for healing emotional wounds, moving forward, and love. It has been known to relieve headaches. (Chakra: Heart).

Lodolite Included Quartz

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Lodolite included Quartz – A clear stone with green, yellow, pink, brown, red, or white inclusions that resemble a landscape. It is used for peace, harmony, healing, insight, mediation, spiritual growth, past life regression, and manifestation. Lodolite has a soft, soothing, gentle energy.

Specular Hematite at Instant Karma

Specular Hematite Slab

Specular Hematite (Specularite) – A black or dark grey stone with what look like shimmering sparkles. It is used for protection, grounding, healing, and finding ones purpose in life.

Sphalerite Specimen

Sphalerite, Pyrite, and Quartz Specimen

Sphalerite – A sparkling blackish brown stone, which may have hints of yellow, or orange. It is used for protection, stress, confidence, healing, and letting go of unwanted feelings or thoughts. It has been used to strengthen brain functions, treat disorders of the skin, and increase the libido. (Chakra: Root).

Sphalerite with Pyrite – It is used for clarity, removing mental and emotional blockages, helps one to find truth, protection, shielding one from unwanted energy, intuition, and improves memory. It has been used to stimulate the immune system and calm nerves.

Crystals for Transitioning into 2014

Crystals, gems and stones… some are dull, others sparkle, they come in all different shapes, qualities, colors, and sizes. But the one thing that you cannot deny is that we are drawn to them like moths to a flame. We adorn ourselves and surroundings with them every chance we get. They connect us with the earth and ancient times, a piece of history that we could not access in any other way, a little bit of magic in our often mundane lives.

Although the year is new and full of endless possibilities for positivity, it will no doubt bring some challenges as well, as every year does. So to help you get thing started on the right foot we have carefully selected a few crystals that will help to ensure a smooth transition from 2013 to 2014. Wear them as jewelry, surround your home with them, use them in meditation, or carry them on your person in your pocket or purse. As always, when dealing with crystals use your intuition and choose the one(s) that you feel you need the most. For further information and uses, please see check out our Crystal Dictionary. Wishing you all a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous 2014!

Smokey Quartz Pendulum

Smokey Quartz Pendulum

Smokey Quartz: increases creativity, happiness and helps achieve emotional balance. It can be used to clear the body of negative energy similar to smudging.

Pyrite Specimen

Large Crystal Cubic Pyrite Specimen

Pyrite: used for luck and drawing wealth.

Citrine Raw Crystal Pendant

Raw Citrine Pendant

Citrine: increases self-confidence and achievement of personal goals.

Chalcedony Druzy Specimen

Chalcedony: opens the mind to new ideas.

Tumbled Sunstone

Sunstone: used for success, protection, intellect, confidence, joy, and optimism (can be good for SAD).

2014 Moon Phases

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Happy 2014!

2014 Moon Phases (Based on Eastern Standard Time)

  • New Moon – New beginnings.
  • First Quarter – Act, get moving.
  • Full Moon – High energy, power time.
  • Last Quarter – Let go, release.

January 2014

  • New Moon: 1
  • First Quarter: 7
  • Full Moon: 15
  • Last Quarter: 24
  • New Moon: 30

February 2014

  • First Quarter: 6
  • Full Moon: 14
  • Last Quarter: 22

March 2014

  • New Moon: 1
  • First Quarter: 8
  • Full Moon: 16
  • Last Quarter: 23
  • New Moon: 30

April 2014

  • First Quarter: 7
  • Full Moon: 15 (lunar eclipse)
  • Last Quarter: 22
  • New Moon: 29 (solar eclipse)

May 2014

  • First Quarter: 6
  • Full Moon: 14
  • Last Quarter: 21
  • New Moon: 28

June 2014

  • First Quarter: 5
  • Full Moon: 13
  • Last Quarter: 19
  • New Moon: 27

July 2014

  • First Quarter: 5
  • Full Moon: 12
  • Last Quarter: 18
  • New Moon: 26

August 2014

  • First Quarter: 3
  • Full Moon: 10
  • Last Quarter: 17
  • New Moon: 25

September 2014

  • First Quarter: 2
  • Full Moon: 8
  • Last Quarter: 15
  • New Moon: 24

October 2014

  • First Quarter: 1
  • Full Moon: 8 (lunar eclipse)
  • Last Quarter: 15
  • New Moon: 23 (solar eclipse)
  • First Quarter: 30

November 2014

  • Full Moon: 6
  • Last Quarter: 14
  • New Moon: 22
  • First Quarter: 29

December 2014

  • Full Moon: 6
  • Last Quarter: 14
  • New Moon: 21
  • First Quarter: 28

Handmade Raw Crystal Pendants

Just in time for the Holidays: hand-wrapped, raw natural crystal pendants! Lovingly handmade in our home studio, cleansed, charged and ready to ship. Each handmade pendant is one of a kind and comes in a fabric pouch ready for giving.

Handmade Raw Crystal Pendants by InstantKarmaShop.etsy.com

1. Cranberry Amethyst Cluster, brass wire, and sterling silver chain ($32.00)
2. Double terminated Tibetan Quartz, silver wire, and sterling silver chain ($39.00)
3. Double terminated Tibetan Quartz, brass wire, and sterling silver chain ($50.00)
4. Aragonite crystal, brass wire, and gold plated chain ($24.00)
5. Double terminated Tibetan Quartz, copper wire, and 14 kt rose gold filled chain ($50.00)

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New Arkansas Quartz Has Arrived!

New in our shop this week – beautiful Quartz clusters and water clear points. Perfect for wire wrapping and terrariums, these crystals come from a small family mine in Arkansas. Quartz is used for protection, meditation, healing, psychism, harmony, and power. It absorbs, purifies, and amplifies energy to the physical, emotional, and mental bodies, and can transfer the energy to your inner self. It may be used for achieving desires, hold it while concentrating on desires or studying. Clear quartz is believed to have a multitude of healing properties.Buy Clear Quartz Points at instantkarmashop.etsy.com

Giveaway at Hand and Seek!

Hand and Seek's Mega Giveaway Package

Hand and Seek is a collective of artists, makers, curators, handmade-supporters and suppliers whose mission is to promote the work of independent makers and creative entrepreneurs, as well as share ideas for incorporating new recipes, DIY projects, great design and individual style into your everyday life.

Enter to win 18 awesome handmade and vintage items (with a value of over $400.00) from some of the talented contributors and Etsy sellers of Hand and Seek. Open worldwide! Ends Monday October 14, 2013 at midnight EST. For more information and to enter, go on over to http://www.handandseek.com