Sticks and Stones

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April 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Mystical Rainbow Moonstone~

Being associated with the moon, this stone has always been the stone of love and lovers. It is offered as a "blessing" in Arab countries and encourages fertility. Moonstone is most potent when used in a full moon. Its rainbow properties offer a gentle, calming energy as it strengthen intuition and psychic perception. It enhance creativity and compassion and enlivens inner confidence as it brings balance and harmony into your life. The rainbow effect draws in a spectrum of light, and can help…

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Added by GrannyMoon on April 25, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Beef Stroganoff from the Suburban Kitchen Witch

I'd like to share my recipe for Beef Stroganoff with you.

I have no idea where this recipe came from.  It is the recipe my mother used when we were growing up and every once in a while I crave it something terrible!  I use light sour cream and fat-free, low-sodium broth to attempt to make it better for the body.  I've also added mushrooms and rosemary to the original recipe for some depth and also, because I married an anti-onion person.  But I really miss the onions so…

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Added by Chandra on April 23, 2012 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Celebrating Earth Day with Crystals~

Healing crystals and gemstones are one of the most beautiful, mystical and profound "energy medicine" tools, which have been used for centuries throughout all cultures, religions and empires.

Crystals bring amazing benefits to the healing arena!



Consider creating a Reiki grid or meditation space with these crystals. Use them on your private altar or healing space to attune to the earth's energy!



Here are some of my favorite minerals for Earth…

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Added by GrannyMoon on April 20, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Create Your Own Mini Spa

Pamper yourself.
Spending an afternoon at a spa can be a blissful way to relax, unwind, and get away from the stresses of daily life. Unfortunately, we can't always afford the luxury of going to a spa — or a full afternoon away from our other obligations. Luckily, creating a mini spa experience at home is easier than you may think.…
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Added by GrannyMoon on April 16, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Finding Inspiration Series: Colors of Light~



My 'Finding Inspiration' series was written out of a need that comes up in my practice, most often in Spring and Fall. I feel we all need a bit of encouragement and enlightenment now and then to help us move forward. Finding motivation through inspiration can be the spark which sets you on your way!



Crystaline Color



What can be more inspiring than the brilliant purple hue of amethyst, the rich orange of carnelian or the deep pink of rhodochrosite?…

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Added by GrannyMoon on April 13, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

~Sardonyx: Protection and Marriage~

This is a crystal for protection. It is believed to protect one from crime. Grid this stone in the four corners of your home, around doors and windows or any area you fear theft can occur. As a protection stone it is also recommended for explorers and those engaged in combat. Its protection qualities are ancient. Information about this stone can be found in the Book of Revelation, used in the breastplate of Aaron and one of the twelve foundation stones used in the wall of the new Jerusalem.…

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Added by GrannyMoon on April 5, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments

~ Obligations - To Others and to Ourselves ~

When we schedule too much in our lives trying to meet our obligations, we only end up draining our energy.



We all encounter obligations in life, from spending time with family and friends to being present at important functions in the lives of the people who form our community. Many times, the obligations are actually fun and fulfilling, and we want to be there. At the same time, we all sometimes experience resistance to meeting these obligations, especially when they pile up all at…

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Added by GrannyMoon on April 2, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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