Minerals and Fossils

Shark Teeth

A shark tooth is one of the numerous teeth of a shark. Sharks continually shed their teeth, and some Carcharhiniformes shed approximately 35,000 teeth in a lifetime. In some geological formations, shark’s teeth are a common fossil. These fossils can be analysed for information on shark evolution and biology, especially because the teeth are often the only part of the shark to be fossilized. In fact, fossil teeth comprise much of the fossil record of the Elasmobranchii, extending back hundreds of millions of years.

shark_teeth_by_snapcolorcreations-d8nqkvm.pngThe most ancient types of sharks date back to 450 million years ago, during the Late Ordovician period, and they are mostly known from their fossilised teeth. The most commonly found fossil shark’s teeth are, however, from the Cenozoic (the last 66 million years).

Many people tend to turn to the shark teeth, believe that it helps them in adapting social situations. It is believed that the owner inherits the features of confidence. It also is believed to make the immune system stronger and promotes the restitution of cells, detoxification of the blood and also helps improve illness.

Amethyst 

Amethyst is a well-known mineral and is a precious stone belonging to the quartz group.  Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities. Without such coloring agents, amethyst would simply be transparent, ordinary colorless quartz. Like many other varieties of macrocrystalline quartz, amethyst has a translucent to transparent clarity and a vitreous luster.
Since purple is considered to be one of the royal colors, amethyst has a historical importance as an insignia of power. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and they were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst also holds a high place in the ranks of the Christian church and was referred to as “the stone of bishops”. The Greek word “amethystos” translates into “not drunken” and it was often worn as an amulet to protect against intoxication. Since amethyst was considered an antidote against drunkenness, many wine goblets were carved from amethyst stone. Still to this day, violet-purple amethyst is a symbol of sobriety.amethyst

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone.  It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.  Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.  Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.  Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.  It has strong healing and cleansing powers.  Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions.  It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.  Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams.  It relieves insomnia.  Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

From top left to bottom right Crystal Quartz, Blue Apatite, Tiger eyes, Carnelian Agate, Pink Blossom Quartz, and Amethyst

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Blue Apatite- Blue Apatite energetically acts as a hunger suppressant.  Simply wear or carry a piece with you throughout the day.  Blue Apatite also eliminates blockages and returns the body to balance.  Blue Apatite can cleanse the aura of cluttered energies, bringing a renewed sensation to the body.  Blue Apatite is a good stone to help balance the chakras, as well as the energies of Yin and Yang.  Blue Apatite enhances manifestation of ideas to reality and facilitates getting results.  It has traditionally been associated with humanitarian efforts and teaching.  Blue Apatite is also known for bringing clarity of mind and expansion of insights and is especially helpful when diligent, study is needed to uncover the truth. Enhancing communication and self-expression on all levels, making this a great stone for teachers.  Blue Apatite encourages openness and ease in social situations, a quality that makes it especially useful for autistic children.  Blue Apatite acts as a good balance of energies, emotions, chakras, and subtle bodies, as well as the male and female aspects of the self.

Blue Apatite can help to effectively work within the dream state to form solutions to perplexing problems.  Those who are overemotional can benefit from Apatite’s ability to highlight logical solutions and induce calm states of mind. It also can help to develop psychic gifts and connect the user to higher levels of spiritual guidance.  Use Blue Apatite to deepen and maintain focus in meditation.  Blue Apatite can also initiate, stimulate, and/or increase the development of psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Tiger Eyes- Tiger’s Eye is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered and feared – an “all-seeing all-knowing eye,” thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything, even through closed doors. It was chosen by the Egyptians for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine, vision and was believed to provide the protection of the sun and earth combined, of Ra, the sun god and Geb, god of the growing land. Linked to the magical tiger, the king of beasts in Eastern mythology, Tiger’s Eye portrayed courage, integrity and right use of power. Roman soldiers carried it to deflect weapons and to be brave in battle. It has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s resources and reflecting back malice or threats from others. [Mella, 78][Eason, 107][Hall, 288-289][101 Hall, 204]

This marvelous stone of the Golden Ray is still as captivating as it was in the past, with chatoyant layers that dance like shafts of light through a dense forest. It is warm and radiant, synthesizing the frequencies of Sun and Earth, bringing stability and awareness while integrating the spiritual with the physical realms. It teaches balance between extremes, moving one out of the world of duality – right and wrong, good and bad, dark and light – and provides an understanding of the underlying unity behind apparent opposites. It brings a more practical and compassionate reasoning to one’s choices and helps one to reflect Spirit through each action taken in the world. [Ahsian, 399][Melody, 646][Hall, 288]

One of the most effective of the eye formation stones, Tiger’s Eye is ever vigilant, bringing sharpness to one’s inner vision and better, understanding of the cause and effect of each situation. It encourages one to use their powers wisely and allows scattered information to be brought together to a cohesive whole. Tiger’s Eye supports, necessary change in all aspects of one’s life, strengthening the will and clarity of intention in order to manifest at the highest level. It inspires creativity and utilizing one’s talents and abilities, and is superb for stimulating wealth and the good judgement needed to maintain it. [Megemont, 177][Hall Cr, 69, 87][Hall, 288-289][Melody, 646][Mella, 78]

Carnelian Agate- Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality, and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy, and fear. In addition, it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the “actor’s stone”. Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras. Physically, carnelian has been used in crystal healing to heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.