Found in myth and folklore, rabbits are a able to cross between the human world and the realm of the faery. Rabbits are a symbol of fertility, abundance, and new life; of taking big leaps and being fleet of foot. Those who have rabbits as a totem are closely tied to the full moon 28 day cycle, which is also the amount of time rabbits go from birth to being on their own.
These rock spirits, sent to us by Liz and Bette, live across the ocean – one in South Africa and the other in Australia.
Liz, from South Africa, sent us this image. She writes: “I recently went on a vision quest and asked the nature spirits for protection. I noticed this back view of a spirit holding up the roof of my rock overhang when I awoke the first morning.”
Geneva, Illinois has a strong Scandinavian heritage. Some time ago I led a nature spirit photo outing to the local Fabyan Preserve, which borders the Fox River. Bob Hanczar, one of the participants, has himself a Scandinavian heritage – and looks the part of the classic warrior from that part of the world.
Here’s an image of a young princess from the nature spirit realm, along with some of her elder advisers, sent to us by Terri Adrian. The princess smiles sweetly, facing left, her long gently waving hair flowing down along the tree trunk. Her elder advisers appear above her, along the tree trunk.
Mercury Retrograde typically comes to visit us three times a year, and in 2016, we’ll have four energetic visits from our celestial friend. What does it mean when Mercury goes retrograde and how can you use crystals to manage this event?
In America, the sapphire is the birthstone associated with September, but in truth, there are seven stones that have been and are used for this month of seasonal transition. Here’s a brief exploration of the birthstones for September.
We are happy to announce that our annual Nature Spirit Photo Contest is now underway! Submissions are being accepted through Friday, September 30, 2016. As usual, all photographs that have appeared in From Our Friends since the close of last year’s contest are automatically entered into this year’s contest; there is no need for those photographs to be re-submitted.
We call him our crystal meister! Gary Lupton has worked for Crystal Life longer than any other sales associate, ten years. Always happy to help our customers match their needs to the right stone, Gary has worn many hats during his tenure at Crystal Life, including blog author and instructor of our former Saturday morning classes and workshops.
Happy Birthday, Virgo! The 6th sign of the zodiac, people born under the sign of Virgo are known for their attention to detail, their hard work, and loyalty, as well as their tendency to work and forgetting virgoto take time to play to balance their lives.