Welcome Autumn ~ Ideas to enjoy the Fall season!

There is something special about all the seasons, but Fall is my favorite ~ brisk air coupled with sunshine, colorful leaf displays, apple cider, pumpkins, and the chance to slow down and begin the journey of inward exploration. The Autumn Equinox was Friday September 22, a time of equal day and night. Fall is the perfect time to […]

Quartz Crystals and a Black Moon

Ubiquitous and beautiful, Quartz crystals are one of Mother Earth’s finest creations. It’s the second most abundant mineral. The name comes from the German word “quarz” (Slavic origin); some sources say it originally came from the Saxon word Querkluftertz, meaning “cross-vein ore”. Quartz has been used for thousands of years as stone tools, jewelry, carvings, vases and vessels. Pictured above is […]

Pyrite ~ fool’s gold or rockhound’s treasure?

When I was a little girl, I frequently made trips with my grandparents to buy plaster molds and slip (liquid clay) for the ceramic business they owned. I loved these travels to the mountains of Pennsylvania, and I usually came back with pockets full of stones that I collected outside when the adults were busy talking shop. As a Leo, I […]