Carson City Festival of Earthly Treasures
The first time I went to the Carson City Festival of Earthly Treasures, I was recovering from a break up. It was a bad one and I needed some time to center, find myself, and see what the world of metaphysics had to offer. I stopped at a booth where people were making necklaces with real stones and sat down. Together, we made a lovely necklace made of Red Aventurine, Green Aventurine, Agate, and Unakite. Each stone had a unique healing purpose and I was thrilled to be making my own power necklace.
Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance. Green aventurine is also a mystical stone of prosperity. Aventurine brings friendship to one’s life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, balancing blood pressure, sinus problems, nausea, headaches, general health, allergies, eczema, fever, and sleep disorders.
Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra. Different colors of Aventurine such as blue, peach or red, have additional properties and relate to various chakras according to color.
Red Aventurine is stone of manifestation through action. It draws upon the elements of Earth and Fire to increase the flow of prana, or life force, in re-vitalizing the physical body and focusing its energy to get things done. It boosts vitality and mental alertness, and amplifies the desire to take on life’s challenges with determination and perseverance. It inspires creativity and sexuality, and renews excitement and confidence in bringing one’s projects, goals and desires into reality.
Red Aventurine is a remarkable crystal for helping one choose their highest path, offering discernment and the ability to perceive which plans and ideas are best to follow, and which are less than ideal. It allows one to see the Self and overcome ego when it prevents better judgment, and lends assurance to those who fear commitment to choose a path and follow it through. It encourages self-forgiveness and the ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes.
Unakite is a made up of a combination of three minerals: Green Epidote, Pink Fieldspar and Quartz. It is a balancing stone helping to balance all aspects of the self; emotional, spiritual and mental, and allowing you to feel more centred. Unakite is also believed to help release energy blockages, that may be inhibiting your growth, and to encourage you to live in the present rather than in the past.
Finally, Agate (the center stone of the necklace) has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
Learn more about stones and their meanings at Crystal Vaults.
Today’s Exercise: What stones would be in your ultimate power necklace? What do you need to bring into your life, business, career or mindset? Do you need mental clarity, creativity, imagination, prosperity, strength, or balance?
In the spirit of bringing you all the good things the festival brought me, I will be there this Sunday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering $1 a minute life, business, career and mindset coaching as well as a few other fun festival specials. Come see me at the Carson City Community Center!