Sunday, October 5, 2014

Madame Z's Corner: Jet

Madame Z provides monthly posts featuring a different healing stone each month. She gathers her info from many different sources including the books: The Pocket Book of Stones; The Way of the Green Witch; Healing Crystals and Gemstones; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and Grimoire for a Green Witch; the websites: That Crystal Site; Wings of Spirit; and Healing Crystals for You; as well as relying on personal experience. Healing stones are not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with serious medical or emotional issues should consult with a health care professional. When purchasing a healing stone, it is best to buy the stone you are drawn to. Healing stones should be cleansed and charged periodically. We cleanse our personal stones at least once a month, and sometimes more often if we feel they need it. Cleansing can be accomplished by holding the stone in a stream of water. A natural stream is best, but since most of us do not have access to one, filtered water is a good substitute. Stones that include metals should not be placed in water because of the risk of rust. These stones can be placed in dirt or smudged with white sage. To recharge the stones, place in a sunny window or in moonlight for a few hours.

Our October spotlight stone is Jet. We chose Jet for the month in which Halloween occurs because it is considered a witch's stone.
Magickally, Jet is thought to draw the energy of the elementals and  to bind that energy to spells. It is also believed to protect against evil spirits and psychic attacks.

Jet, a stone formed from petrified coal, is believed to reduce anger, and is considered to be helpful with the grieving process. It is also thought to help calm anxiety and fear. Jet is believed to deflect and neutralize negative energies, and to heal energy leaks in the aura.
Associated with all chakras, jet is thought to align the root chakra and to stimulate Kundalini. Jet, like most black stones, is considered to be a protective stone.

Physically, Jet is thought to cleanse the kidneys and the liver, and to help remove toxins in the body. It is also thought to relieve arthritis and inflammation, and to treat bronchitis, headaches, and respiratory ailments.

Our personal experience with jet is of a happy stone. Jet has the ability to bring a feeling of joy to the one carrying or wearing it.

Never cleanse jet with water or place it in sunlight. We have found the best way to cleanse and charge our jet is to bury it in dirt for a period of at least 24 hours. The dirt will take care of both the cleansing and charging process. Jet does have the ability to hold negative energies and will need to be cleansed often, possibly after only one use, depending on the amount of negativity there is to absorb.

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