Some on FB posted a word find puzzle made up of crystals. Supposedly, the first three you see are crystals you are needing. Now, I don’t call hoo-ha on this right out of the gate. When asked, our minds are capable of pointing us to what we need or what is important. So I grounded, took a deep breathe and gazed at the grid until three stones jumped out.

Tiger Eye

The first was tiger eye. OK, no surprise, I recognize the name and I like the stone. What is tiger eye used for? Inuitively it feels like a fire stone to me, meshed to wands in the Tarot. Maybe because it gives me a feeling of action and wands are mostly about action. It also feels like information and communication is related to it.

How’d my intuition do? Per Crystal Vaults, classic belief suggests that historically it was viewed as “an ‘all-seeing all-knowing eye’…stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s resources…balance, stability”. It is used today to attract money, support increasing skills, and help when starting a new business.” It also:

  • Challenges you to grow your talents and try something new
  • Support for performance-based fears, including test anxiety
  • Increase insight in unfamiliar situations
  • Sharpening of senses
  • Helps you pay attention
  • Boost will power, emotional stability, and energy levels
  • Promotes balance
  • Promotes harmony between people

So that is interesting. My own intuition was more of a fire/wands stone, when classically it sounds more earth/pentacle. The information and communication part meshes pretty well. The defense also meshes with fire/wands where there is a lot of conflict. The Nine of Wands comes immediately to mind.

Chrysocolla

Strange my eyes should pick out this stone because while I recognize the word, I have no idea what it looks like or does. Let’s Google it!

Chrysocolla is a blue-green stone with copper providing the deep color. I believe it is often used as a substitute for turquoise. Most of the “turquoise” beads you find at bead shops are really chrysocolla.

Energy Muse has a sentence that caught my eye: “If Chrysocolla has found its way into your life, it’s a sign that you could be courting a major case of burnout. ” Yeah, after around 8 weeks in lockdown I AM a little burned out, thank you.

Chrysocolla links you to the planet, is associated with the throat chakra, and draws out negativity. Yep, I need this!

Rhodochrosite

This rock I’d never heard of at all. In fact I had to guess from what I know of Greek and Latin that it was a real word.

Rhodochrosite is raspberry-pink to rose-red in color. It emits love and is known as the Stone of the Compassionate Heart. It can be used for old trauma, suppressed feelings and helps you to see past events in a new light, with more detachment.

It can be used to clear both the Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras. It sounds like cleansing often is needed, because the crystal may record and store the old emotions you are trying to get rid of.

If you want to try and promote remote-seeing or mental contact with another, Rhodochrosite will help. Interestingly enough:

In the Crystal Tarot, Rhodochrosite represents O, The Fool. It instructs us to see ourselves through the eyes of an innocent child, and to trust that we can accomplish what we set out to do. 

Crystal Vaults

The Connection

So I’m apparently needing to concentrate on increasing the skills I have and learning new ones, release negativity, and view my past through the eyes of an innocent child. Yeah, that does fit.