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

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Amethyst Flowers: An Unusual Specimen, New To The Shop

Have you ever heard of an Amethyst Quartz flower? It’s just as beautiful and unusual as it sounds… A cluster of soft, pale lavender crystals growing in a shape similar to a Chrysanthemum flower. Unlike any other Amethyst cluster you’ve ever seen! Other unusual specimens have been posted today as well including Rhodonite and DioptaseStop by and see what else is new!

Amethyst Quartz Flower

New Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite)

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We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite)! These gorgeous jewelry grade crystals come from The Santa Rosa Mine in Brazil and boast a gorgeous deep blue color. Blue Tourmaline is used for communication, calming, peace, and restful sleep. It has been used to treat disorders of the thyroid, thymus, esophagus, throat, larynx, and lungs. Chakras: throat, and third eye. To shop Blue Tourmaline click here! To shop all Tourmaline click here!

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blue tourmaline at instantkarmashop.etsy.com

Stibnite Specimens

Beautiful glimmering Stibnite in difficult to find mini size! Stibnite is a fragile, pewter gray stone used in meditation to keep away unwanted thoughts, and to allow one to enter a meditative state, it enhances the energy field and acts as an impenetrable barrier around the physical body. It helps to attract wanted relationships and brings fidelity to existing relationships. Chakras: All. To shop Stibnite click here!

Stibnite at Instant Karma: instantkarmashop.etsy.com

Stibnite at Instant Karma instantkarmashop.etsy.com

Stibnite at Instant Karma instantkarmashop.etsy.com

Double Terminated Lilac Amethyst Has Arrived!

New this month: Lilac Amethyst! Very rare and unusual Lilac Amethyst from Ametista do Sul, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. In our 20+ years of collecting and selling crystals this is the first time we have come across Amethyst of this color and shape. Its pale lilac color ranges from rosy mauve to violet and its crystal structure is large and well terminated. Many specimens are double terminated which are not only rare and beautiful, but are prized by healers and collectors alike. We have a very limited supply of both clusters and singles available in both single and double terminated specimens. These once in a lifetime finds would make a valuable addition to any collection. Click here to shop Lilac Amethyst!

Lilac Amethyst is used for healing, spiritual protection, love, psychism, dreams, stress, happiness, and compassion. Like all Amethyst it is a stone of spirituality and contentment. It clears the aura and is excellent for meditation. It is useful in dispelling rage, anger, and anxiety and is used as protection against psychic attacks. Chakras: crown, third eye, and heart.

Double Terminated Lilac Amethyst

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Using Crystals in Your Everyday Life

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Throughout a lifetime of collecting and working with crystals we have often been asked what they do and how to use them. What do they do? Well, legend and lure is filled with many uses for stones – medical, physical, and spiritual. Our modern knowledge of crystals is based both on science and on experience as well as lure and (dare I say it) superstition. When asked what they do, I usually say – very tongue in cheek, wearing a big smile “Well they’re magic rocks!”. And this answer is both true and false. Those of you that have worked with crystals will probably agree with us. There is something so incredibly wonderful and magical about using beautiful gifts from the earth to help to balance and enrich our lives and those of our loved ones.

So how does one use them? Unfortunately there isn’t really a correct definitive answer. Part of why we are so drawn to them other than their physical appearance is that every person is different and reacts to stones in their own way. It is not unheard of for an individual to be attuned to some stones, and not to others. Some people are attuned to all of them, and of course there are those who don’t feel anything at all. With us, an amazing thing happened to us when we were around so many stones all the time in the store – we stopped feeling the energy from them. Since we closed the store and are no longer subjected to very large amounts of crystals on a daily basis, we have once again become extremely sensitive to their energies again. It is incredible, like the first time all over again.

So although we cannot give a definite answer to “So how do you use them?”, we can offer guidelines to get you started, or to further your work with the incredible, beautiful and vibrant gifts that Mother Nature has provided for us.

Some people keep them around their house in different locations for different purposes. Some keep them on their body, in a bag, in the car, or at work. The possibilities are endless. (I even have customers that walk around with pounds of them in their purse!) The way we use stones also depends on the intent. For example, personally, I would carry the diet/ weight loss blend on my body (a pocket, or purse), because for me, it would be a continuous reminder of my weight loss goals. The other way I might use them, (because I don’t like carrying pounds of rocks in my pockets) is to pick a stone for the day, and bring that one along with me (purse, pocket etc.). Just remember that if you are taking a stone along with you, make sure that it isn’t overly fragile – though stones have been known to break (very often because we no longer need them) fragile stones such as natural rough/raw Kyanite should be avoided as pocket stones, because they may splinter and crumble. Meditation is also an excellent way to work with your stones. Possibly, holding them, and visualizing your goals before bedtime, or upon waking up, or any time of day you feel you need them.

As you use stones more and more, you will find that if you try to forget about the “rules”, your instinct will take over, and you will wind up using the right stones, in the right ways for yourself.

Uses for Crystals and Stones: A Quick Reference Listed by Purpose

*The information provided is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness, or injury and is provided for informational purposes only.

AMPLIFIER: Clear Quartz, Herkimer Diamond, Lapis Lazuli

ANGER: Amethyst, Aragonite, Hiddenite, Kunzite, Larimar, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz, Magnetite, Moss Agate, Rose Quartz

ANGUISH: Magnetite, Tibetan Pink Quartz

ANTI-CONFUSION: Carnelian, Fluorite, Hematite, Rhodonite, Selenite,

ANXIETY: Amethyst, Aventurine, Labradorite, Lithium Quartz, Labradorite, Pyrite,  Rhodonite, Sugilite, Tourmalinated Quartz

ASTRAL PROJECTION: Ametrine, Angelite, Apophylite, Dioptase, Quartz, Crystal, Tourmalinated Quartz, Tektite, Hematite, Celestite, Geode, Kyanite, Moldavite, Tektite, Tourmaline

ALCOHOLISM: Amethyst

AURA CLEANSING: Amethyst, Ametrine, Charoite, Citrine

BALANCE EMOTIONS: Moss Agate, Peridot, Topaz

BALANCER: Bloodstone, Chiastolite, Emerald, Howlite, Jasper, Kunznite, Malachite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Pearl, Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian,Tiger’s Eye, Tourmalated Quartz, Tree Agate

BEAUTY: Amber, Emerald, Cats Eye, Cowrie Shell, Jasper Opal, Zircon

BLOCKAGES: Aegrine, Ametrine, Black Obsidian, Chrysocolla, Snowflake Obsidian, Unikite

BUSINESS SUCCESS: Bloodstone, Lepidolite, Malachite, Tourmaline (green), Tree Agate

CALMING: Angelite, Amblygnite, Celestite, Fuchsite, Hematite, Infinite, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz, Malachite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Strawberry Quartz, Tourmaline (Blue and Green), Tree Agate

CLARITY: Amber, Apatite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Tourmaline

CENTERING: Aragonite, Bloodstone, Calcite, Celestite, Tibetan Quartz, Tigers eye, Zircon (brown)

CHANGE: Black Obsidian, Botswana Agate, Epidote

CHILD BIRTH: Geode, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Tibetan Pink Quartz

CLAIRVOYANCE: Cobalt Aura, Herkimer Diamond, Moonstone, Tibetan Herkimer Style Quartz , Rainbow Obsidian

COMMUNICATION: Amazonite, Angelite, Apatite, Apophylite, Aqua Aura Quartz, Aquamarine, Celestite, Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Dumortierite, Epidote, Fire Agate, Geode, Girasol, Howlite, Kyanite, Opal Aura Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Sodalite, Spinel, Blue Tourmaline, Turquoise

COMMUNICATE with SPIRITS: Apophylite, Zoisite

COMPASSION: Celestite, Lemurian Quartz, Rose Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Zebra Rock

CONCENTRATION: Chalcedony, Fluorite, Girasol

CONFIDENCE: Amazonite, Black Onyx, Bloodstone, Citrine, Goldstone, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Tigers Eye, Topaz, Tourmaline, Yellow Tourmaline, Vogesite

CONNECT TO NATURE: Tree Agate

COURAGE: Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian, Diamond, Girasol, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Pietersite, Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Turquoise

CREATIVITY: Apatite, Aragonite, Aventurine, Botswana Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Citrine, Epidote, Girasol, Goldstone, Larimar, Magnetite, Picasso Stone, Smokey Quartz, Topaz, Green Tourmaline, Pink or Red Tourmaline, Turquoise, Vogesite

DEBT ELIMINATION: Iolite

DECISIONS: Amber, Geode, Rutilated Quartz, Tanzanite

DEFENSIVE MAGIC: Black Onyx, Sapphire

DEPRESSION: Aqua Aura Quartz, Amber, Botswanna Agate, Cat’s Eye, Fluorite, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Kunzite, Rutilated Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz, Zircon

DIETING/WEIGHT LOSS: Apatite, Moonstone, Picasso Stone, Rhodonite, Topaz, Green Tourmaline

DIVINATION: Azurite, Hematite, Jet, Labradorite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye

DREAMS: Amethyst, Azurite, Chalcedony, Herkimer Diamond, Jade, Kyanite, Prehinite, Smokey Quartz

ELOQUENCE: Carnelian, Celestite, Emerald, Sardonyx

EMPLOYMENT: Vogesite

EMOTIONS: Botswana Agate, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Fluorite, Jasper, Larimar, Malachite, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Ocean Jasper, Peridot, Rhodocrosite, Selenite, Topaz, Pink or Red Tourmaline

ENDURANCE (physical): Aragonite, Zebra Rock

ENDURANCE (mental): Lapis Lazuli

ENERGY: Botswana Agate, Moss Agate Rhodocrosite, Rutilated Quartz, Selenite, Tigers Eye, Zebra Rock

ENHANCER: Lapis Lazuli

ENLIGHTENMENT: Lapis Lazuli

ESP: Lapis Lazuli, Apophylite

FEARS & PARANOIA: Aquamarine, Aventurine, Carnelian, Charoite, Chrysocolla,  Jet, Magnetite, Peridot, Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian, Sodalite, Sugilite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Zoisite

FIDELITY: Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Stibnite

FOCUSING: Flourite, Rhodonite

FORGIVENESS: Rhodocrosite

FRIENDSHIP: Chrysoprase, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Tourmaline, Tree Agate, Turquoise

FERTILITY: Emerald, Geode, Jade, Malachite, Moldavite, Ruby, Tibetan Pink Quartz

GAMBLING: Amazonite, Aventurine, Cats Eye

GARDENING: Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Jade

GRACE: Emerald

GRIEF: Apache Tears, Bloodstone, Infinite, Lithium Quartz, Rose Quartz

GROUNDING: Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Lodestone, Mosandrite, Petrified Wood, Pietersite, Pyrite, Smokey Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Turquoise, Zircon

GROWTH: Moldavite, Peridot, Tree Agate

GUILT: Charoite, Peridot, Rutilated Quartz, Sodalite

HAPPINESS: Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Epidote, Goldstone, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Sunstone

HARMONY: Aqua Aura, Bloodstone, Kunzite, Larimar, Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz, Vogesite

HEALING/HEALTH: Aegrine, Agate, Amber, Amethyst, Aventurine, Azurite, Bloodstone, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Carnelian, Cats Eye, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Copper, Coral, Fire Agate, Fluorite, Garnet, Hematite, Infinite, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Lemurian Quartz, Mosandrite, Peridot, PetrifiedWood, Quartz, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Shiva Lingam, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tibetan Quartz, Tibetan Pink Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Topaz, Turquoise, Zircon

HOSTILITY:  Chalcedony, Sugilite

INDEPENDENCE: Aventurine, Copper, Lemurian Quartz, Vogesite

INDIVIDUALITY: Topaz

INGENUITY: Girasol

INNER STRENGTH: Chrysocolla, Tourmalinated Quartz

INNER TALENT: Zoisite

INTELLECT: Amber, Ametrine, Hiddenite, Howlite, Rhodocrosite, Sunstone

INTUITION: Cat’s Eye, Epidote, Fluorite, Hematite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Mosandrite, Seraphinite, Turquoise

INSPIRATION: Azurite, Celestite, Dumortierite, Labradorite

JOB HUNTING: Black Obsidian, Sunstone

JOY: Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Rainbow Obsidian, Ruby

KNOWLEDGE: Apatite, Fire Agate, Howlite, Tektite

LONELINESS: Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz

LONGEVITY: Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Jade, Petrified Wood

LOVE: Agate, Amazonite, Amber, Amethyst, Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Copper, Emerald, Garnet, Jade, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Lemurian Quartz, Lepidolite, Lodestone, Magnetite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Mosandrite, Ocean Jasper, Rainbow Obsidian, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Strawberry Quartz, Tibetan Pink Quartz, Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise,  Zircon

LUCID DREAMING: Tektite

LUCK: Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Amber, Apache Tears, Angelite, Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Cat’s Eye, Chalcedony Chiastolite, Chrysoprase, Jet, Lepidolite, Olivine, Opal, Pearl, Pyrite, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tigers Eye, Turquoise

MEDITATION: Amethyst, Ametrine, Apophylite, Aqua Aura, Aragonite, Azurite, Calcite, Celestite, Geode, Fluorite, Kyanite, Pietersite, Quartz, Selenite, Serpentine, Sodalite, Stibnite, Tibetan Quartz, Turquoise

MEMORY: Amber, Chalcedony, Chiastolite, Dumortierite, Emerald, Fluorite, Howlite, Pyrite, Rhodocrosite

MENTAL POWERS, Aventurine, Emerald, Zircon

MONEY, WEALTH: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Cat’s Eye, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Jade, Lodestone, Malachite, Peridot, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Tree Agate, Zircon

MOTIVATIION: Aventurine, Topaz

NEGITIVITY (to absorb): Black Onyx, Chalcedony, Jet, Lodestone, Clear Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian

NEGITIVITY (to repel): Black Tourmaline

NEGITIVITY (to transform to positive): Zoisite

NIGHTMARES (to halt): Carnelian, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Jet, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Ruby

OPTIMISM: Citrine, Copper, Hematite, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye

PAST LIFE: Apophylite, Petrified Wood

PATIENCE: Aragonite, Larimar, Ocean Jasper, Zircon

PEACE: Blue Lace Agate, Calcite,

Amethyst, Apache Tears, Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Howlite, Kunzite, Larimar, Lepidolit, Lithium Quartz, Malachite, Ocean Jasper, Opal Aura Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Sodalite, Tibetan Pink Quartz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Zircon

PEACE OF MIND: Chrysoprase, Ocean Jasper, Turquoise

POWER: Malachite, Opal, Quartz Crystal, Ruby

PREGNANCY HEALTH: Tibetan Pink Quartz, Unikite

PRIDE: Epidote

PROBLEM SOLVING: Chiastolite

PROTECTION: Agate, Amber, Apache Tears, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite,Carnelian, CatsEye, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Coral, Emerald, Garnet, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Lodestone, Magnetite, Malachite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Ocean Jasper, Olivine, Onyx, Opal, Peridot, Petrified Wood, Quartz Crystal, Sard, Sardonyx, Serpentine, Sugilite, Sunstone, Tibetan Quartz, Tigers eye, Topaz, Tourmaline, Tourmalinated Quartz, Turquoise, Zircon

PSYCHIC ATTACK: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Tourmalinated Quartz

PSYCHISM: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Citrine, Emerald, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Serpentine, Sugilite

PURIFICATION: Aquamarine, Calcite

QUIETS EMOTIONS : Jade, Lithium Quartz

RECONCILIATION: Diamond, Selenite

RELAXATION: Chrysocolla, Citrine, Kunzite, Lithium Quartz

RESPONSIBILITY: Jasper, Ocean Jasper

SECURITY: Fire Agate, Vogesite

SELF CONFIDENCE: Amber, Black Onyx, Bloodstone, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline

SELF-CONTROL: Aragonite, Black Onyx, Serpentine

SELF-ESTEEM: Hematite, Moss Agate, Sodalite, Spinel

SELF REALIZATION: Turquoise, Zoisite

SEXUAL ENERGY: Carnelian, Sunstone

SLEEP AIDS: Amethyst, Azurite/Malachite, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone, Peridot, Rhodocrosite, Sugilite, Blue Tourmaline

SOOTHING: Infinite, Jade, Lithium Quartz, Ocean Jasper, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline

SPIRITUALITY: Amethyst, Calcite, Lepidolite, Sugilite

SPONTANEITY: Apache Tear, Hematite, Turquoise

STABILIZING: Fluorite, Herkimer Diamond, Jet, Lepidolite, Rhodocrosite, Selenite, Pink Tourmaline, Vogesite

STAMINA: Zebra Rock

STRENGTH (spiritual, and emotional): Aegrine, Agate, Aventurine, Black Onyx, Bloodstone, Blue Lace Agate, Chrysocolla, Fire Agate, Garnet, Goldstone, Magnetite, Moss Agate, Ocean Jasper, Petrified Wood, Sugilite, Strawberry Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Pink or Red Tourmaline, Tree Agate

STRESS: Amethyst, Apophylite, Aquamarine, Aragonite, Blue Lace Agate, Chrysoprase, Copper, Fluorite, Herkimer Diamond, Howlite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Larimar, Lithium Quartz, Moss Agate, Peridot

SUCCESS: Amazonite, Chrysoprase, Lodestone, Malachite, Sunstone, Green Tourmaline

TENSION: Celestite, Chrysoprase, Fuchsite, Herkimer Diamond, Lithium Quartz, Strawberry Quartz, Tibetan Quartz, Tree Agate, Zircon

TRAMA & CONFUSION: Carnelian, Rhodonite, Selenite

TRANQUILITY: Aquamarine, Opa Aura Quartz

TRANSFORMATION: Azurite, Epidote, Petrified Wood, Seraphinite

TRAVEL: Moonstone, Turquoise

TRUST: Sodalite, Zoisite

TRUTH: Agate, Apophylite

UNDERSTANDING: Apache Tear, Apophylite, Emerald, Jade, Pyrite, Zebra Rock

VISIONS: Pietersite, Tanzanite

WEIGHT LOSS: Apatite, Picasso Stone, Green Tourmaline

WISDOM: Amber, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Jade Sodalite, Ruby, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tektite, Tibetan Quartz

*The information provided is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness, or injury and is provided for informational purposes only.

A New Chapter

Instant Karma is a Metaphysical Gift Shop that opened in 1987 as a place where like-minded people could shop and connect with one another in a safe spiritual space. When we purchased the store in 2005 we aspired to cultivate a community of like-minded customers throughout Nassau County, much like our predecessors before us. As the fourth owners of Instant Karma we had the challenge of both keeping up the reputation of the store, and creating something new and exciting to present to the community. We hope that we satisfied the expectations of Karma’s wonderful customers old and new, and we thank you very much for your continued support. It has been our pleasure to get to know you and we have enjoyed every moment of our time spent with you.

To us Instant Karma seems to have a life of its own, and we are fortunate to be part of it. It had been a long sought after dream of ours to be part of such an incredible legacy. But in December 2011 we closed the doors to our brick and mortar location in Rockville Centre, NY. For the customers that knew us personally, it was a logical choice. One of us (the owners) had been sick for several years with an autoimmune disorder and it was because of this that we had to make the difficult choice to close. But, we are “Always Evolving” and we have found a new home on etsy.com, a wonderful marketplace for handmade items and supplies. It is not completely dissimilar to our old location in Rockville Centre. It is a worldwide community of small business owners and artists treating their customers as they would be treated in any small business location – with a personal touch. Our selection will be limited to a few select categories of merchandise, and will expand in the coming months.