Selenite crystals have very fine vibrations and assist with clarity of the mind enhancing telepathic skills of those holding it. Selenite is the ultimate cleansing crystal, not allowing outside influences to affect the individual or space, because of it selenite is often used in gridding and in personal spaces like your home. Selenite crystal can cleanse your other crystals by simply placing them on it but be wary of getting raw selenite wet as it can deteriorate in water. Selenite is a common and inexpensive crystal so is a great staple to anyone's collection.
Feminine Energy and Menstruation; enhancing spirituality through connections with the moon and crystals
Did you know that the moon's cycle and a woman's have an intrinsic correlation? They both go for 28 days and if you allow them, they can go hand in hand. I feel a divine connection to the moon's energy and never have to worry about surprise periods if I am aware of the moons phase. It is a beautiful feeling and one that can connect you and the women in your life towards their higher spiritual consciousness.
Before electricity and the affect of unnatural or man-made light women would ovulate when the moon was full and bleed when it was dark (this also may be reversed). At the point of the most light the moon produces during a full moon women's bodies are programmed to react but for most women today, sadly this doesn't happen. Women who live in country areas are much more likely to naturally cycle with the moon due to them being around less light pollution. This does not mean though that if you are living in the city you have to miss out on this magical connection, it will just take more effort (so worth it!)
The concept of women bleeding being a sacred time, dates back to the ancient Egyptians where it was accepted that a woman was at her spiritual peak whilst menstruating. Every new cycle a woman has is an opportunity to not only be aware of imbalances within the physical body but also an opportunity to grow spiritually by having a greater sense of self awareness. Drugs like the pill rid women of these opportunities and suppress our true goddess abilities.
Here are some ways you can increase your chances of cycling with the moon:
- Don't take the pill
- Observe the moon at night, become aware of the changes from waxing to waning and pay particular attention to the full moon and how you react to it (a full moon journal helps)
- Make an effort to be around nature on a full moon, see it as a regular opportunity to experience feminine energy with your girlfriends
- Keep a garden space where you can grow plants and herbs, watch them grow and flourish with your care and energy exchanged which in turn gives thanks to Mother Gaia by being a part of the creation (not destruction) of life
- Wear moonstone crystals regularly, These crystals are intrinsically connected to the moon as the name suggests and will create a deeper connection to you and the moon. It also encourages the acceptance of psychic gifts
Women have the ability to connect with each other and nature through their cycles. It is a beautiful time that has been given an unfair and ignorant stigma. Every woman should have the opportunity to feel deeply connected to their own body and its needs as well as other women's too. We have a chance every month to further our spiritual development and quest for self awareness that without our menstrual cycle may not be achieved so why not give it the best chance to do so and learn to love yourself and all your divine feminine energy.
Photo below was taken by talented Perth photographer Ryan Ammon.
Peach has been studying crystals for a few years and developed the interest as a young Wiccan early on in her spiritual journey. An already published writer for Arsenic magazine (LA) Peach has studied at a university level many of the things that interest her including anthropology, semiotics and politics. A free thinker and feminist she hopes to spread knowledge and happiness through her writing and adventurous life.