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Gemstone Of The Month: Rutilated Quartz

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Rutilated Quartz

GEM OF THE MONTH • MARCH 2019

Clarity • Energy • Healing

Rutilated Quartz is a type of Quartz with needlelike rutile, titanium dioxide mineral, interiorly. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin. Rutilated Quartz is reputed to be an energizing crystal that helps get energy moving on all levels. It is particularly effective for slowed or blocked chakras that need to return to normal spin and balance. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus and clarity. Rutilated Quartz is also an effective anti-depressant because it heals emotional wounds, clearing the way to a spiritual awakening.

Affirmation: "I accept my Divine purpose with love, worthiness, and integrity."

HOW TO: SMUDGING

Hi, friends! Let’s talk Smudging!

Many people often ask, "How can I remove negative energy from my home, and/or my surroundings?" Well, the solution is much more common and simple than you'd think! In fact, maintaining positive and pure energy in your home is extremely important and in order for you and your family to live happy and healthy; you should have positive energy flowing through your home at all times! White Sage, one of the oldest and most well-known herbs, is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to remove harmful, negative energy from your home.

What You'll Need:

  • White Sage (clears negativity and purifies)

    • OR: Desert Sage, Palo Santo, Mugwort, etc

    • Incense / Resin - made up of the above herbs

  • Feather

  • Lighter/Matches

  • Abalone Shell or Clay/Cast Iron Bowl


We always start by setting a positive affirmation communicating what we want to accomplish by smudging. When smudging a home, you should always start at the front door and make your way around clock-wise, allowing the smoke to escape through windows and doors along the way if needed, releasing the negative energy. Don't forget to smudge in the corners where negative energy tends to linger! Always remember, there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to smudge, do what feels instinctive!

Let's get started! Simply light the tip of the stick, letting it burn for a short time to get the smoke going. Gently blow out the flames so that only the embers and smoke remain. Waft the smoke with your feather (or your hand) so that the smoke permeates the room. Continue to move around the room clock-wise, moving the smudge stick up and down in the corners to make sure you don't miss any lingering negative energy. We find it important to voice your affirmations out loud during the entire duration of your cleansing. Once you feel you have finished, snuff out the stick in an abalone shell or fire-safe bowl. Most often, people believe the smoke will fade out on its own when the room has finished purifying itself.

Feel free to sage your home (or yourself!) every day; creating a place of renewal and happiness around you. When smudging yourself, it is important to remember to sage underneath your feet because this cleanses your Root Chakra keeping you balanced and grounded. :)

Happy Smudging!

HOW TO: CRYSTAL CLEANSING

What you may not know (and sometimes forget!) is that cleansing your crystals is a super important job! Keeping your crystals cleansed is a key component in allowing your crystals to obtain their highest vibrational and energetic level, which in turn, releases them of holding onto all the negative energies they have absorbed over time. Clearing these energies will keep your crystals energized, activated, and most importantly, helpful and working!

Here’s a quick and easy list of our recommendations for cleansing your crystals on a regular basis:

  • Sun & Moon

    • Place your crystals and/or jewelry in a place where they can be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the Sun or the Moon for at least 2-4 hours. Even if you can’t see the sun through the clouds, know that it is still working and your crystals are being directly exposed to the natural elements of the Sun & Moon!

  • Earth

    • Place your crystals and/or jewelry directly into the dirt of the Earth OR you can place them in the soil of a healthy, live houseplant for at least 2-4 hours.

  • White Sage / Palo Santo

    • Steadily hold your crystals and/or jewelry in the smoke of a burning White Sage OR Palo Santo stick for 3-4 minutes. Continue holding the jewelry in the smoke until your piece stands still in your hand.

  • Quartz / Selenite Crystal

    • Directly place your crystals and/or jewelry onto a Quartz or Selenite cluster or charger plate for at least 6 hours.


Although there are many different ways to cleanse and re-energize crystals, we find this list to be the most simple and effective way for us. After all, energized crystals are happy crystals! :)