Monday, December 10, 2007

Choosing Your Stones

Stones and Meanings

You will go out for a walk, (perhaps two), and find the following seven stones. Look on beaches, along rivers and places you enjoy. Find one or more stones for each of the following meanings.

South: Sun – usually auspicious, Joy, light, growth.

West: Communication – expression, messages, dreams, emotions, twilight, Raven magic.

North: Spirit – Ancient Gods, Earth Spirits, folklore, Spirit of the Bear.

East: Eagle Vision - awakening wisdom, spiritual purpose.

Friends & Family: Relationships – people you don’t know and people you love.

Health: Broad definition of health – lifestyle, thinking, positive emotions, general optimism.

Moon: Veil of Consciousness - emotions & subconscious, some things are hidden.

Preparing Your Stones

When you bring your stones home, you must clear them and prepare them. Wash them with gentle soap and a brush. Soak them over night in salt water (sea salt is best) or natural spring water. If you are unable to do this simply smudge them with smoke from sage, incense or other ritual fire.Talk to them and invite their Spirits to awaken.

Now sort them and decide which stone will represent each meaning (use a pendulum if needed to clarify your choices). Draw a sketch of each and label it to make sure you remember what each means.

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