We move into the Pisces zodiac period on February 20th. How does Pisces effect each one of us while we are under its rule? In what ways does its energy push and pull us even if we fall under another zodiac sign? Pisces will hold meaning for each one of us just as the other signs have their specific purposes for us throughout the year by helping to guide and influence us on subtle level. People who fall under Pisces are highly intuitive and deeply connected to their spiritual sides so it’s a good time to tap into higher realms with Pisces energy coming in. You might also find yourself being more selfless and compassionate with the fish at the helm. Allow this sign to make you more accepting and able to adapt and see where that takes you. Allow your imagination and creativity to flourish, just beware of indecisiveness or using it as a place to escape. Pisces are suckers for romance and they know how to make their partner feel wanted. Maybe you could use this energy to enliven your love life.
The New Moon falls on the 26th of this month and it happens to coincide with an Annular Solar Eclipse. The New Moon is when Native Americans hold Manifestation Meditations with the assistance of the moon’s vibration. They do not manifest just any old thing, like a new car, but rather something that is inline with their life’s path. It could still be something very enjoyable, it just needs to align with one’s higher self. A meditation is performed in order to access Spirit, your guides, and your higher self to determine what is best to bring into your life. Then you go about the process of setting intentions and sending them out to the Universe. A crystal Grid is utilized by many and I as a Crystal Healer set up grids to my meditations. The energetic imprint of the crystals within the grid may be connected to the planets affecting us at the time, the zodiac, or manifesting itself. The center stone acts as a generator and it aids in sending our intentions out to the universe. I also use grid cloths as backgrounds which are imprinted with Sacred Geometry.
What is a New Moon and why do we manifest on it? A New Moon is just that, it’s the beginning of a New Moon period. It’s when the Sun and the moon both sit in the same zodiac sign. This makes the power of that zodiac sign much stronger and you may notice Pisces characteristics more strongly. The New Moon also represents creation. Think about it, it’s the merging of Sun and Moon energies. You could say that the moon represents the emotions and we need to throw a lot of emotion into what we are trying to manifest in order to manifest it. The sun is all about fire and that fire energy kindles our emotions so they can manifest on the earth plane.
What the heck is an Annular Solar Eclipse and what makes this time so powerful? This is when the sun and moon are in perfect line with the earth. The moon appears to be a bit smaller than the sun. The sun ends up looking like a ring of fire around the moon. A normal New Moon period according to Native American Tradition lasts for 9 days. There are the 4 days before the New Moon, the New Moon itself, and 4 days following. They feel this is the strongest period for manifesting because you have the help of Sun and Moon energies. When you have a Solar Eclipse it lengthens the time period all the ways until the next New Moon. Although the eclipse will not be visible in our area we can still take advantage of it, energetically speaking.
You are more that welcome to join me in Arlington, MA for a free New Moon Meditation on Sunday February 26th beginning at 7:30. Following is the location:
Center for Spiritual Studies
21 Maple Street
(not on Maple, behind #19)
Arlington MA 02476
You can get directions via public transportation if you visit TSBoston.org
Don’t freak when I mention Retrograde because it’s not necessarily a bad thing. All planets go into it and it does have it’s positive aspects. Jupiter went into Retrograde earlier this month and it will be there until June. Jupiter is the planet of ideas and going retrograde is all about going introspective. So it’s a great time to analyze our visions and ideals. This is so beneficial when manifesting. Venus will be going into retrograde in the next few weeks which does not happen annually, only about every 18 months or so. It’s not only the time for new love, but finding the right love. The combo of Jupiter, Venus, and the Piscean New Moon energy are perfect for this. Maybe your next great love is what you’re ready to find. Be sure to connect and set a few intentions on the New Moon. Happy Manifesting!
Learn how to do Color Therapy the quick way utilizing crystals.
Crystals work with energy and light making them a more expedient way to receive color therapy versus merely surrounding yourself with color. Each hue has its own energetic frequency which gives it specific traits. Those traits are linked to the Chakra System. Crystals are available in a multitude of colors. They emit light and energy which sends the color’s vibration to the matching chakra for healing. The light energy makes it so that the stone is able to send it’s energy to a receiving source i.e humans. The Chakras are color based and respond well when various colors are placed within our environment. This touches on only one level of Crystal Healing.
What will be covered here
In this article I’m going to cover various colors and what their traits are. I’ll also give you a basic understanding of the 7 Major Chakras and the colors that are assigned to each. You can pick up a few stones or use what you already have at home. Most of us have a tendency to intuitively surround ourselves with the hues we require for healing and that includes intuitively purchasing the crystals and stones we are in need of.
Color has been scientifically proven to affect mind, mood, and personal well being. If you look at the psychology behind each color along with the attributes assigned to the chakra which correlates with that color you’ll see a connection between the two. By having an understanding of the effects that color has, you are better able to select stones for specific healing practices. Following I will list the attributes assigned for each color. Pay mind to the colors you are most attracted to and those which you like the least.
RED: Love, passion, energy, vitality, enthusiasm, motivation, courage, strength, creativity
ORANGE: Strength, authority, attraction, success, emotional release, abundance, creativity
YELLOW: Clairvoyance, learning, intellect, personal power, strength, awakening
GREEN: Meditation, fertility, wealth and prosperity, luck, emotional healing, calming, balance, inner-peace
BLUE: Serenity, tranquility, forgiveness, communication, self expression, spirituality
INDIGO: Intuition, psychic awareness, meditation, channeling
VIOLET/PURPLE: Spiritual healing, alignment, spirituality, wisdom, charity, generosity, gratitude
WHITE: Protection, peace, purification, truth, higher consciousness, clarity
PINK: Emotional healing, love, friendship, harmony, affection, nurturing, comfort, self love, acceptance
TEAL: Emotional healing, emotional protection, peace
BROWN: peace, calming
BLACK: grounding, protection
What exact type of crystal you use doesn't really matter. Go with what you are drawn to, this is your intuition guiding you. It's making one stone pop out over another. If you keep the information from above in mind regarding each color then it gives you a basic idea of what the crystal you chose is about. It will hold those particular energies and as well as those inherent in the crystal type.
There are 7 Major Chakras and hundreds of minor ones. The illustration shown below gives a sense of the location of the Chakras which can be worked with very effectively for color therapy. Keep in mind that each chakra accepts more colors than just the one shown in the illustration. I will list them when we talk about each chakra individually.
When we talk about the chakras we always start at the bottom and work our way up to the top so that’s where we’ll begin. The Root Chakra is in charge of vitality, strength, will, manifesting, courage, survival, grounding, sexual energy, circulation, and cell repair.. Black brown and red crystals are best for this chakra.
The Sacral Chakra is the center of assimilation, accepting new beginnings, letting go, connecting with feelings, endurance, productivity, and reproduction. This is one of the creativity centers, where an idea manifests, and is fueled by the emotions. Orange, Peach, and Yellow stones work well here.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of confidence, personal, power stimulation, and inventiveness. Yellow stones and yellow-green stones are best for this area.
The Heart Chakra is the center of personal growth, balance, compassion, and love. Pink and green stones are fantastic for this chakra.
The Throat Chakra is the center for communication, creativity, peace, the metabolism, and the nervous system. The throat is where it is where creativity is expressed. Blue stones are perfect for this spot.
The Third Eye Chakra is the center of intuition, expansion, psychic awareness, spirituality, and the brain. Indigo and violet crystals work well here.
The Crown Chakra is the center of transformation, trust, and Oneness. Clear, white, gold, and violet stones are great for this chakra.
There a number of ways you may choose to work with crystals and stones. You may place the crystal or stone directly on the chakra while lying down, keep it in your pocket, hold it in your hand, or place it in you environment. You are allowed to work with more than one stone at a time if you wish. Always listen to your inner guide! Be sure to clean the stones of unwanted energy afterwards by bathing them in moonlight for several hours.
If you have any questions then feel free to ask them in the comments.
Did you ever wonder why now is the time of year for Resolutions? Well some could say that it’s because a New Year has begun, but I say it’s because it’s Capricorn Season. Capricorns are the most determined of all the zodiac signs when it comes to getting what they want and we are all touched by some of that energy when the Goat comes into rule. Surrounding yourself with a few Capricorn crystals can help. Read on for a few more ideas.
Utilize these Zodiac Stones to amp up your Capricorn energy even if you’re not a Capricorn. The zodiac stones for Capricorn are a beautiful mix, find what you’re intuitively drawn to and work with it. Ruby and Emerald will open the heart, it is through the Heart Chakra that we make our biggest changes. Red Garnet and Black Onyx are fantastic for grounding at the Root Chakra. When we are grounded we feel less fearful and sure of ourselves. Amber and Peridot strengthen out personal power within the Solar Plexus Chakra. Lastly, Amethyst will help connect you with your intuition and higher self through the 3rd Eye and Crown Chakras.
The Earth Element is so beneficial for manifesting, it helps us bring our desires to the earth plane. Earth Elemental Crystals ground so they help remove any fears we might have. When we’re grounded we are able to direct our thoughts toward positive supporting emotions rather than ones which shoot down dreams. Capricorn is an Earth Elemental. Each of the zodiac signs fall under and elemental energy. Capricorns tend to be grounded. They are also ambitious as well as patient and methodical in their approach to reach their goal.
Make like a Capricorn and go after your dreams. Capricorns are ambitious, resourceful, and responsible so feel it. If you can’t feel that Capricorn energy coming in then go to the Crystal Kingdom for a little assistance. Just go with what you are most attracted to and you cannot go wrong. Capricorn season lasts until January 20th when Aquarius takes over.
Kick Into 2017 With a Plan For a Great Future
Have you thought about the life you'd like to create for your future? Transitioning into a New Year is a great time to spend on a little time on quiet self reflection and planning for the future. It helps us see where we are and where we want to go. It's Capricorn Season and Capricorns are the most determined of the zodiac signs so why not grab onto some of that resoluteness and go after your dreams. We all are feeling a bit of Capricorn's energy while it reigns until January 20th. Following is a quick contemplative and meditative process that you might follow during this transition.
Gratitude: Begin by reviewing what you are grateful for from 2016. You might even add things to the list from years before, the more the merrier! Think of everything even the items you can find for that came out of dark areas. For example, I have this one family member whom I have a difficult relationship with. I am so thankful that I am seeing many areas within myself that need to change regarding this relationship. I am always grateful for my crystals and my home. My list is endless and fortunately I am always adding to it.
Gratitude works for us in so many ways. It increase happiness and abundance. When you think about the things you are grateful for rather than what is lacking you cannot help but be happy. Having appreciation for what we have makes it so that the Universe only wants to provide us with more. We change our attitude around where it is one that expects abundance rather than lack. Have a gratitude practice every morning and you'll see what I mean. When we see what we are consistently thankful for it shows us who we truly are as people. Sometimes we don't see the love we have for something until we notice that we're consistently offering gratitude towards it.
Meditation: Invite your guides to come in to assist you and then spend a little time in meditation. Focus on the breath, noticing the inhalation and exhalation. Just repeat the mantra, "Om". Don't get stressed. When thoughts come in let them pass like clouds, don't get involved. Return to the mantra. After a bit of time in meditation ask your Higher Self, "What is in my best interest to create in 2017?" See what the pictures, words, images, feeling, and smells are that come back to you? Ask there any questions you have? If so then ask them.
Surround your plans for 2017 and beyond with lots of positive emotion followed by action. Once you see what you'd like to create, envision as if it were in the present. How does it look and feel to have it? What is you life like now? Feel the abundance. Surround it with lots of loving and empowering emotions. Once you've added that energy it's time to take action. What can you do to get the ball rolling, it's time to start taking steps. This changes your vibration and shows the universe that you're ready for your dreams.
Crystals help us send our intentions out to the universe and empower us as well. You can set up a Crystal Grid like in the photo, sit with one crystal, or sit without stones. The grid shown also includes zodiac stones from Capricorn and stones that are useful for manifesting. It is laid out on a Flower of Life grid clothe which is great for creation. If you have any question about crystals or need a suggestion then feel free to ask. Happy 2017!
The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21st at 11:29 PM in the Boston area of the US. It marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. Daylight time will be merely 09 Hours, 04 Mins, and 27 Secs. During Pagan times it was observed by many cultures who were celebrating the return of light. In modern times many still honor this day throughout the world. It is the first day of Winter.
Many spend some amount of time recognizing the Solstice with either parties and/or meditations. You can celebrate with a group or on your own, it's up to you. I'll be heading to a Solstice Ritual tomorrow night at the Theosophical Society Center for Spiritual Studies in Arlington Center. It is beatifully put together by the Vice President of the Center. You are welcome to join us if you wish and can get further information on the Events page at TSBoston.org so please come if you'd like.
At the event I'm attending I decided to guide everyone through a Shamanic Healing of sorts. We were asked to bring a poem or short piece of writing that resonates with us if we chose to. Initially I thought about bringing a poem and then decided that I wanted to bring a piece of art which I had created. Visual art is like a poem without words. I decided to bring, "Shamnic Heart Healing" with me. When I picked up the piece The Universe fed me a few words. It's not a poem, but a healing experience. I work as a Crystal Healer and have been trained in various forms of Energy Work. I would like to share the healing experience with you.
In Shamanism the arrow is symbolic of a type of healing. It is covered with medicine and heals when it pierces. If you are reading this then you have been guided by the universe towards an arrow healing. Following is a visualization for you to practice.
Please relax your eyes,
Feel yourself sitting in your seat,
Notice the sensations within your body,
Hear the sounds around you near and far,
Hear the sounds as they move into silence,
Feel the air near your body, against your face,
Feel the breath as it comes in and goes out,
Visualize an Arrow in your mind's eye,
This is your arrow, it holds the medicine you require,
See the Arrow move towards the chakra, body part, or area of your life that requires healing at this time,
Visualize the arrow piercing the area and bringing medicine.
The healing has begun now and will continue throughout the Winter months.
By the Spring Equinox you will awaken, reborn, healed and ready to plant the seeds for the Spring.
If you would like to know more about Liz's Healing Artwork or booking a Crystal Healing session you can contact her at info@ECMOmArts.com
It's Sagittarius Season through December 21st. Time to wear the zodiac stones of this sign so that we can all be a little more optimistic, intellectual, and adventurous like a Sagittarius. We each have the ability to take on some or of these traits if we choose to. When a new zodiac sign comes in, it rules over all of us. Wearing zodiac crystals connects us to a sign and it's energies whether it is our own sign or not. The stones can aid in this connection even further. There are several zodiac stones to choose from. Just pick the one you are most attracted to, by it's looks or by it's name. That's the right one for you. The attraction shows that you have a connection with it.
Most of the zodiac crystals for Sagittarius are for the higher chakras. Turquoise, Blue Sapphire, Labradorite, and Sodalite relate to the Throat, 3rd Eye, and Crown. They are great for furthering communication, spirituality, and intellectual endeavors. Turquoise allows for exceptional spoken communication so that one speaks inline with their higher selves. Labradorite will bring creative vision that can be realized in the future.
Jet and Red Jasper are wonderful for grounding (keeping us connected to the earth). Just place them on the root chakra or within the the palm or your hand and meditate. These stones would also be useful in taming some of the negative traits Sagittarius' are known for such as brutal honesty and impatience. When we are grounded we tended to be calmer and more serene.
Fire is an amazing element for manifesting, perfect for stepping into your power, great for digestive issues and increasing energy. The Fire Element can be incredibly healing to mind, body, and spirit. It is Sagittarius' element and you may want to consciously connect with it at this time. The Fire Element can be utilized to enhance your life in many ways.
A Sagittarius Fire Element Chakra Healing may be just what you need. You can place a piece a Clear Quartz at each of the chakras. If you just have just one piece, don't fret, place it at your Root Chakra. With two place one at the Crown and one at the Root. Quartz is the Master Healer and can be used on any chakra. It's energies will go anywhere that is needed to correct the imbalance. Therefore if you only have one crystal the energy will move around so no need to worry. Lay with the crystals in place for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour. Keep the intention in mind that your chakras are being cleansed and rebalanced.
Red Jasper is amazing for helping you step into your personal power. It removes fear and builds courage. When we are grounded we have less fears. This wonderful stone also has a tendency to bring helpful people into out lives. Place the Red Jasper at the Root Chakra and feel yourself root down into the earth. Feel the qualitites that you wish to take on entering you through the Root and spreading throughout.
Take advantage of Sagittarius Season. End the new year with a bang by taking on it's postive energetic impact and surrounding yourself with a few Sagittarius crystals.
Would you like to shop local and support local Artists? There are plenty of art fairs this time of year where you can buy unique one of a kind gifts. I'll be participating in a little art sale with a local group of Artisans in Arlington Center, MA at a lovely little coffe shop and cafe. Visit us December 11th from 4:30 - 8 PM at the Kickstand Cafe at 594 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington, MA. We'll have works in all sort's of price points, mine begin at $8 for one of the original magnets shown below.
Only my work is shown in the imagery, but the artists participating work in many styles. Check us out!
I am participating in an Open Studios this Saturday, October 22nd from 5-8 PM. It will be held at Black Crow Yoga which is at 201 Broadway in Arlington, MA. It is an amazing yoga studio and this is the only Open Studios I participate in during the year. I'm a Crystal Healer and I love showing my artwork in a healing environment such as this.
Most of the pieces I'll be showing are collages from my "Lizism" series. "Lizism" was termed by my friend and fellow artist Becky Small. I am known to make up new uses for words which Becky calls Lizisms so I thought that would work well for this. These are a bit of a play on words, advertising, and the like. Lizisms often mock the culture we live in.
Because of my healing background much of my works have a tendency to be healing as well. When It comes to my mixed media pieces I aim for my works to be visually healing. This is achieved through color, movement, and sometimes includes mantras or sound. I'll also be including a few of these at the event. Following are two from my "Shamanic Healing" and one from my "Chakra Clearing" series.
"Shamanic Higher Chakra Healing" utilizes the arrow a shamanic symbol that can bring medicine to heal the 3rd Eye and Crown Chakras. "EEE" is a tone one can sound for 3rd eye health. The healing sound for the Crown Chakra is silence.
"Shamanic Heart Healing" is a piece where the arrow brings medicine to the heart. A healthy Heart Chakra is an integral part of a happy life. "Om" is the Universal Sound which was made when the universe was created.
"Transformative Self Expression" is from the "Chakra Clearing" series. Through color and movement it clears the Throat, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye Chakras. The piece resembles a chakra breaking open. Being healthy in these three areas allows for expression that is aligned with your higher self. Great for teachers, speakers, writers, artists, and musicians.
I hope you've enjoyed viewing my works as much as I enjoyed making them. :)