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Stones of Reflection

As summer seamlessly transforms to autumn and many return to a more structured schedule, it feels like a time to take a quiet break to contemplate and regroup. The energy of early autumn often brings me into in a reflective mood; the crisp air, magickal turning of the colors and comforting scents of the season inspire me to slow down, recall fond memories of summer, enjoy the fine weather and begin preparations for the colder months as the ancestors did for eons.  In addition to continuing to meditate outdoors at a beach, lake, river or wooded area, I find that a slow ‘walking meditation’ amongst the dry, crunching leaves is exhilarating and enriching for my spirit.

Spending time in self-reflection can be emotionally and spiritually powerful and empowering. Conversely, it may also “bring up” many feelings, possibly disquieting and troublesome. Always provide yourself with a safe, comfortable environment to begin a process of going within and self-examination. We are beings of limitless possibility; we must only tap into our potential. Going within, seeking answers, analyzing our motivations, being truthful but kind to ourselves is key to awakening the dormant gifts and wisdom waiting deep inside to be discovered. Consider keeping a journal of your experiences and thoughts when embarking on a path to self-discovery. Re-reading your writing and insights assists in discovering what areas have had progress and where improvement is still needed.

A few stones I have found to be beneficial supporters for times of deep reflection are Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli and Labradorite: Each of these stones has many beneficial qualities.

Fluorite:to assist in clearing away psychic debris in my physical environment and energy field, both important to access inner knowing.

Lapis Lazuli: to gently uncover my truth, provide clarity and objectivity.

Labradorite:to facilitate the illumination of highest wisdom and knowledge and for protection during the process.


Also known as fluorspar, Fluorite’s name derives from the Latin “fluo” meaning to flow.  Fluorite forms in many colors, most commonly purple and green. Often, several shades and/or colors will appear in one specimen. Some Fluorites exhibit the phenomenon of fluorescence when placed under ultraviolet light, hence the origination of the word.

Fluorite is an excellent stone to activate and nourish the body’s energy system. It provides purification and cleansing while eliminating disorder on all levels of mind and body. Fluorite is known as “the stone of discernment and aptitude” (Love Is In The Earth by Melody) encouraging one to align and focus one’s mind, clearing confusion or chaos to provide direction and reach goals.

Greatest Hits: Clearing Chaos, Unification, Focus, Purification, Spiritual Awakening.

Genre: Classic Rock

Light Show: Yellow, White/Colorless, Blue, Black, Grey, Red, Pink, Purple, Green.

World Tour:  U.S., Canada, U.K., Peru, Mexico, Brazil, China and Argentina.

Chakra: All

Element: Wind

Lapis Lazuli:

Lapis Lazuli is a combination of minerals, mainly Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. Once called Sapphirus by the Romans and Greeks, then later becoming known as Lapis Lazuli, originating fromlazhuward, Latin for  blue. Throughout time Lapis Lazuli has been connected to Kings and Queens, believed to contain the mysteries of the Divine and said to have existed “before time was born”.  Lapis was commonly used in carvings, adornments, crowns, temples and palaces of the royal. Likened to the night sky, Lapis has been used in ritual and ceremony of magicians for healing, fidelity charms, increased intuition, Divine understanding, scrying and protection.

Enlist Lapis to aid in deeper understanding of self, to activate the Throat and Third Eye Chakras. Through meditative practice Lapis will assist in providing clarity, objectivity, mental expansion and intuitive awareness. With its soothing energy Lapis relieves depression, promotes gentleness, self-acceptance and healthy relationships.

Greatest Hits: Access to the “unknown”, Truth, Serenity, Self-acceptance, Communication, Psychism.

Genre: Heavy Metal

Light Show: Blue

World Tour: Chile, Russia, Afghanistan.

Chakra: Throat, Third Eye

Element: Wind


A type of Feldspar, Labradorite brilliantly displays luminescence, or “labradorescence”; unnoticed at first glance but once seen adds to its mystery and allure. When caught by the light, flashes of coppery-red, blue and gold will catch the eye, thus attributing to its mystical characteristic of allowing one to see the ‘unseen”.

Labradorite assists in understanding and uniting oneself in regard to destiny; dispensing insecurity and instilling faith in the Universe. It eliminates unclear thoughts while promoting discernment on the path to understanding and alignment. Labradorite is an extremely protective stone; forming a barrier around the aura deflecting unwanted energy while providing strength, inner sight and illumination. Labradorite is said to be a representative of “The Temple of The Stars”, bringing the Light of evolved galactic energies to Earth. Labradorite facilitates times of great transformation and openness to the gifts that are about to be revealed.

Greatest Hits: Inner Sight, Protection, Magick, Mystery, Illumination, Ascension.

Genre: Glam Rock

Light Show: Green; Grey, Black, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Gold Inclusions.

World Tour:Canada, Finland, Russia, Italy, Greenland.

Chakra: Third Eye

Element: Wind


Dede Eaton: Specializing in the Primus Activation Healing Technique since 2007, Dede incorporates her twenty-five plus years of metaphysical study, experience and teaching to offer her clients a safe, non-judgmental space to begin or enhance their journey to healing; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Dede offers a variety of on-going classes and meditation groups as well as private one to one sessions and spiritual events. She has owned and operated The Magick Closet, Purveyor of Spiritual Goods since 2003, now an on-line shop, Magick Heart Healing, her private healing and teaching practice since 2007, is the creator of The Enlightenment Expo, held each Spring and Fall since 2011, is the founder of United Light Workers of Greater Portland and was co-director of Magick Bridges Spiritual Enrichment and Healing Arts Center from November 2011-April 2013. Dede is honored to be on the board of directors of The HeartGlow Center and columnist for Inner Tapestry Journal. She joy-fully resides in Portland ME with her husband, daughter and felines. Please visit her website at:

Notes: The use of crystals and stones should not replace the advice of your medical or mental health care provider.This column is meant to be an introduction from the perspective of one crystal enthusiast. Further study is encouraged. Greatest Hits, Genre , Light Show, World Tour Categories are based on the soon to be released reference guide Rock Talk: An Aging Rock Chick’s Guide to Crystals & Stones by Dede Eaton. All Rights Reserved. Elemental correspondences based on the work of Naisha Ahsian. The Crystal Ally Cards; The Crystal Path to Self Knowledge 1995. Light Ray correspondences based on/inspired by William C. Stuber. Gems of the Seven Color Rays; A Comprehensive Guide to Healing with Gems 2001


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