Crystal Herbalism –  Discovering Tara When…

Crystal Herbalism – 

Discovering Tara

When you find your god you find yourself.

I remember never feeling a part of a “religion” because the way I saw spirituality wasn’t being reflected back to me. When I discovered Tara in the crystal shop I used to work, everything came into clarity.

Her Beginning

Before Tara became a Buddha, she was a princess names Wisdom Moon, who devoted her time to a deep meditation practice. When she was close to reaching enlightenment the monks told her that she must come back as a man in order to reach Buddhahood. She told them, “Those who wish to attain supreme enlightenment in a man’s body are many, but those who wish to serve the aims of beings in a woman’s body are few indeed; therefore may I, until this world is emptied out, work for the benefit of sentient beings in a woman’s body.” It is with her vow that she became Tara the Liberator, the first Buddhist feminist.

Her Symbolism

Tara is made of light, her name meaning star. She sits on a blossoming lotus, radiating compassion. She is a protector, the mother of all Buddhas, a manifestation of wisdom and swift action.

Her posture is relaxed, open, and loving. Her right foot is outstretched showing her readiness to take action while her left foot is tucked in, indicating that she has full control over her inner energies. One foot in the world and one foot in meditation.

Tara holds close to herself a blue lotus, representing the three realms: past, present, and future. On her body is OM at her crown chakra, AH at her throat, and HUM at her heart chakra.

Devotion To Her

  • Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
  • Crystals: blue tara quartz, celestite rose quartz, green fluorite, labradorite
  • Plant: lotus
  • Moon Phase: crescent moon

Tara Goddess Tea:

Release. Rest. Nourish. Send devotion inward with this Tara Goddess Tea. You are the universe, a vibrant light within the galaxy of stars. You are the earth. An elemental spirit. Like the waters, you ebb and flow with the tides of life. Reflecting and deepening with each breathing wave. Pair this earth and air energy tea with a moss agate crystal, this brew sends love to your wild soul.

  • 1 tsp Green Tea
  • ½ tsp Lemongrass
  • ½ tsp Peppermint
  • ½ tsp Local Honey

Submission Saturday is Back! 

Submission Saturday is Back! 

It’s been quite awhile and I’ve missed seeing all the lovely stones and collections you all share with us. We have some Helpful Guidelines you can find on our Submission Page . Thank you so much! We’ll be posting everything we can throughout the day and anything that doesn’t make it this Saturday, will be queued first for next Submission Saturday. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us!

Siderite & ChalcopyriteLocality: Kaiwu Mi…

Siderite & Chalcopyrite

Locality:

Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China

Size: 10.1 cm

Hematite QuartzLocality: Jinlong hill, Longch…

Hematite Quartz

Locality:

Jinlong hill, Longchuan Co. (Lungchuan Co.), Heyuan, Guangdong, China

Size:14.5 cm

Fluorite Friday.

Hello! Fluorite Friday, I’m thinking of making it a thing. Would anyone be interested? It has such variety of color and shape. We’d love to showcase it every Friday. Thoughts? Thanks!

this might be a weird ask, but i know nothing …

this might be a weird ask, but i know nothing about crystals and minerals. i like to go through your blog for the shiny rocks. it’s goblin culture

Thank you 🙂 We’re happy you enjoy it! 

Boulder Opal in IronstoneLocality: Quilpie, Q…

Boulder Opal in Ironstone

Locality:

Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, Australia.

Size: Cabinet

Spessartine Garnet atop Smoky QuartzLocality: …

Spessartine Garnet atop Smoky Quartz

Locality:

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.

Size:

5.4 cm by 6 cm by 4.7 cm

Regular

Happy Equinox!!!

I hope you all have had a wonderful spring equinox or Ostara, whatever you celebrate! 🌸🐣🌱

Spend some time thinking about balance; how you spend your time and energy, the give and take dynamics of your relationships, how much energy you’re putting out into the world versus how much you’re absorbing, even which things are taking up too much brain space and which things aren’t taking up enough! The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy the full moon’s energy. Enjoy the warming temperatures. Enjoy the shifting of seasons and the opportunities to make changes. Meditate. Visualise.

rockon-ro: ROSASITE (Copper Zinc Carbonate) a…

rockon-ro:

ROSASITE (Copper Zinc Carbonate) and HEMIMORPHITE from Chihuahua, Mexico. Blue spheres of rosasite and clear to translucent blue hemimorphite crystals