Goddess in the Bedroom: Thursday Night

Goddess in the Bedroom:

Nut

Nut (/nʌt/ or /nuːt/)[n 1] or Neuth (/nuːθ/ or /njuːθ/; also spelled Nuit or Newet) is the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth,[1] or as a cow.
NutNut (Nuit or night)

Symbols: stars, the night sky, cows

Cult Center: Heliopolis

“The goddess Nut was the daughter of Shu andTefnut and the wife of Geb, the earth god. She was the goddess of the daytime sky and the place where clouds formed. In later periods, she was no longer the goddess of the daytime sky, but of the sky in general.” source

Thursday Night: Nut

Egyptian Goddesses

Find Your Goddess Archetype

 The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A Goddess in the Bedroom

I am concluding this second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Organize Your Active Life 

Day’s Name: Thursday is named for Thor, Norse God of Thunder

Night’s Atmosphere: music, dream work, praying to the moon

Bach Flower Essence: willow and wild rose

Night’s Bath: money matters, 7 Holy Spirits bath (makes water green)

Make a Lodestone Talisman

Woman on Top

Night’s Spells: for protection, to overcome grief of breaking up

Personal Note:

Tonight I am going to dinner with my exhusband who has now become a lay Buddhist monk. It’s his birthday, 5 days from mine. We are going to a Brit Pub in Philly, called the Dandelion.

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Bedroom: Wednesday Night

Goddess in the Bedroom:

Klimt’s Hygeia

“Hygeia: In Greek as well as Roman mythology, Hygieia (also Hygiea or Hygeia; Ancient Greek: Ὑγιεία or Ὑγεία, Latin: Hygēa or Hygīa), was the daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius, and Epione. She was the goddess/personification of health (Greek: ὑγίεια – hugieia[1]), cleanliness and hygiene.
“HYGIEIA (Hugieia), also called Hygea or Hygia, the goddess of health, and a daughter of Asclepius… Although she is originally the goddess of physical health, she is sometimes conceived as the giver or protectress of mental health, that is, she appears as mens sana, or huliea phrenôn (Aeschyl. Eum. 522), and was thus identified with Athena, surnamed Hygieia. ”  source

Wednesday Night: Hygeia

Prayer to Hygeia for Help Maintaining One’s Health 

“Hygeia, gracious goddess whose noble heart and healing hands are well known to all, kindly giver of strength and hearty good health to mankind, I pray to you, help me to tend my body and mind with care and constancy, grant me the discipline to moderate my vices, to modify my habits, to exercise wisdom in my choice of fare, my work and my rest. May I find my way to wellness and wholeness, may I become one who seeks the good. May I be fit to do the work of my life. Hygeia, who helps those the most who help themselves, goddess, grant me the resolve to succeed.”

Share this: http://greekpagan.com/2011/04/23/prayer-to-hygeia-for-help-maintaining-ones-health/

“Mental health – water and mental health intersected with Hygeia during two customs in Greece, the baths in the gymnasia and at the healing temples’ springs and baths.  Both men and women (separately) spent time in the loutron showering, washing, rubbing, scraping their skin with strigils, and anointing each other with oil.  Not only did this cleanliness promote good physical hygiene, it promoted mental hygiene as well.  Humans are social creatures.  We like to be touched and cared for.  We crave physical contact. Group bathing and non-sexual touching sooth away anxiety, reduces the strain of interpersonal conflicts.  This is one custom, caring and non-sexual touching, I wish we would bring into our modern culture.”

http://politics.pagannewswirecollective.com/tag/hygeia/

Find Your Goddess Archetype

 The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A Goddess in the Bedroom

I am continuing a second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Communication Is an Intimate Affair

Day’s Name: Wednesday is named for Woden

Night’s Atmosphere: burn a peach colored candle

Bach Flower Essence: white chestnut, mimulus, and star of bethlehem

Night’s Bath: transformation, with lemon balm or lemon verbena

The Missionary Position

Night’s Spells: for good health, recovery, birth and death

Personal Note:

I was interested to discover that Hygeia is also the Goddess of mental health, as that is my profession.  We have been in Philly 4 days and tonight I’m taking it easy!

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

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Goddess in the Bedroom: Tuesday Night

Goddess in the Bedroom:

Open Your Heart, by Bill Bounard

Isis (Egyptian) – This famous Goddess has so many different aspects, her most important roles are as Goddess of life and magic. Isis’s name comes from the Egyptian word aset and means “she of throne” in other words the Queen of the Goddesses.

“Isis, the Egyptian goddess of rebirth remains one of the most familiar images of empowered and utter femininity. The goddess Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, the goddess of the Overarching Sky. Isis was born on the first day between the first years of creation, and was adored by her human followers. Unlike the other Egyptian goddesses, the goddess Isis spent time among her people, teaching women how to grind corn and make bread, spin flax and weave cloth, and how to tame men enough to live with them (an art form on which many of us would welcome a refresher course!) Isis taught her people the skills of reading and agriculture and was worshipped as the goddess of medicine and wisdom.”  source

Tuesday Night: Isis

Find Your Goddess Archetype

 The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A Goddess in the Bedroom
I am continuing a second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Take Action in Your Love Life 

Day’s Name: Tuesday is named after Mars, in French it is Mardi
Night’s Atmosphere: burn a red candle
Bach Flower Essence: olive, gorse and walnut
Night’s Bath: power
Femination
Night’s Spells: loving and leaving (a love spell, to kiss and make up, to divorce an ex-lover, to get away from an abusive lover

Personal Note:

We went out to a fabulous restaurant in Philadelphia today, called Vedge.
vegan cheesecake

Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking

by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby

chef greg

http://rekasvegan.tumblr.com/

My husband, Chef Greg Rekas, is the R&D Chef for the Tofurky Co.

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janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Bedroom: Monday Night

Goddess in the Bedroom:

Oshun

Oshun (known as Ochún or Oxúm in Latin America) is an orisha, a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in the Ifá and Yoruba religions. She is syncretized with Our Lady of Charity, patron saint of Cuba. Oshun is said to have gone to a drum festival one day and to have fallen in love with Shango.

Oshun is the Yorùbá Orisha (Deity) of the sweet or fresh waters (as opposed to the salt waters of Yemaya). She is widely loved, as She is known for healing the sick and bringing fertility and prosperity, and She especially watches over the poor and brings them what they need. As Orisha of love, Oshun is represented as a beautiful, charming and coquettish young woman. In some tales She is said to be a mermaid, with a fish’s tail.

Altar to Oshun

Monday is also a good night to clean your altar.

African Goddesses

http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/african-goddesses.htm

Find Your Goddess Archetype

 The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A Goddess in the Bedroom

I am continuing a second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Becoming Focused 

Day’s Name: Monday is Moon’s Day

Night’s Atmosphere: burn a peach colored candle, which has a calming effect

Bach Flower Essence: wild rose for overcoming feeling “blah”

Night’s Bath: purification, with a white candle and incense of your choice

Choose a blessing for your bedroom

Redecorate or organize your bedroom, Feng Shui for the Bedroom

http://fengshui.about.com/od/Bedroom-Feng-Shui/ss/How-To-Feng-Shui-Your-Bedroom.htm

Femination

Night’s Spells: for personal improvement (to stimulate compassion, to get rid of shame, and to strengthen desires)

Personal Note:

We are still in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.

Wearing EAGLES gear

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Bedroom – Sunday Night

Goddess in the Bedroom:

Originally posted 10/11/15

I visited Maryhill Musuem on 10/11/15

Statue of Diana, Goddess of the hunt (1886)

by Albert-Ernest Carrier- Belleuse, Maryhill Museum

I actually took this while visiting today.

Artemis (Greek) – An independent spirit, she is Goddess is of the hunt, nature and birth. There are several different theories about the origin of her name, one school of thought says it comes from an ancient word for “safe” and another argues that it means “strong limbed.”   Either way the suggestion is that this maiden Goddess has the strength and ability to protect herself from any unwanted attention.”

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Diana (Roman) – Goddess of the hunt and wild animals.  She later took over from Luna as the Roman Goddess of the moon, responsible for fertility and childbirth. Her name means  “heavenly divine,” reflecting her celestial role.”
I visited Philadelphia Museum of Art on 10/18/15

Sunday Night: Artemis

Find Your Goddess Archetype

 The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A Goddess in the Bedroom

I am continuing a second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Love Inside and Out

Day’s Name: Sunday is of course named after the Sun

Night’s Scent: sandalwood and lemon verbena

Bach Flower Essence: oak

Night’s Bath: Orange and Neroli oils

Visionary Dreaming

Night’s Spells: for purpose, blessing and restful sleep

Personal Note:

My second cousin was visiting and we went to the Maryhill Museum and the nearby Stonehenge replica in WA.

See more images of visit to Stonehenge replica here.

Back home in my bedroom.

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Bedroom ~ Saturday Night

Saturday Night’s Goddess: Trivia or Hecate

Roman Goddess: Trivia

“Trivia, the minor Roman goddess of crossroads and guardian of roads:

The Roman crossroads were often game paths and popular places for hunters to spread their nets and traps, in the hope of catching small animals. Travelling at night was dangerous for all the normal reasons, but added to this, humans could also be caught in the hunter’s traps only guided by the deceptive light of the moon. Crossroads, in the symbolic term, were also seen as points of danger where the path of life split representing the moment of decision in strange surroundings and unknown circumstances. An effigy of Trivia was placed on crossroads where votive offerings were left. The goddess Trivia would be called upon for help, protection and guidance when danger threatened. As a triple divinity Trivia is represented in art as having three female bodies, all young and beautiful, and united together. There is considerable confusion regarding Trivia who is often linked with Hecate (Greek goddess) or Hekate the Roman goddess.” source

Hecate

“The Goddess Hecate is Mistress of the Night and represents the waning to dark cycle of the Moon, and most particularly the three days of the dark moon. Hecate symbolizes the dark within us, the part of our psyche we refuse to acknowledge. Many ignore the wisdom, the strength and the truth of Hecate, because our fear of the darkness is so strong. Hecate is associated with the dark side of the moon, but this is the true Moon. The Moon has no light of its own, only reflected light from the sun. Dark is the Moon’s true color as is Hecate’s. Hecate can be called upon during the waning moon and more powerfully, during the three days when the moon is dark.” ~ http://www.hecatescauldron.org

Find Your Goddess Archetype

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The Goddess in the Bedroom: Passionate Woman's Guide to Celebrating Sexuality Every Night of the Week, A

Goddess in the Bedroom

I am continuing a second series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Bedroom.

Relax and Enjoy!

Day’s Name: Saturday is named after Saturn
Night’s Goddess: Trivia, aka Hekate
Night’s Scent: sandalwood and lemon verbena
Bach Flower Essence: scleranthus
Jewelry: adorn yourself with Copper
Night’s Bath: A Date With Yourself
Spending Saturday Night with Your Lover
Absinthe tea from wormwood
Balm of Gilead and Beth Root
Night’s Spells: for commitment, marriage, children and the earth

Personal Note:

In a hotel again, just got to Philly!
We are on vacation for my upcoming 50th birthday!

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janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Office ~ Friday

Friday’s Goddess: Freya

Nordic Goddess, Freya

Freya (Nordic) – Goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, wealth, divination and magic. Her name comes from the ancient Norse word for lady or mistress.  There are several variations of the spellings of this Goddess name including: Freyja, Freyr and Freyja.
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Venus (Roman) – Goddess and love and beauty.  Her Goddess name has become synonymous with her role as the woman who all men desire.”
Friday: pleasure day

I am continuing a series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Office.

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Freya’s Grecian counterpart is Aphrodite, both are Venusian Love Goddesses:
Aphrodite, Classic Summer

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Pleasure Day

Day’s Name: Friday is named after Freya

Day’s Goddess: Freya is a Nordic Goddess, ruled by planet Venus
Day’s Scent: rose, cedar, sandalwood, cypress, myrtle
Bach Flower Remedy:
Day’s Gems: emerald, the gem of Venus
Day’s Color: mint, apple or moss green
Day’s Spells: various

Day’s Meditation: get ready for the weekend (see youtube video below)

(tomorrow we are back to Saturday’s post, and the color is brown and gem is tiger’s eye and amber)


Personal Note:

Thank you for joining me in this series.  Please do buy the book!

cheap “Emerald” ring
Emerald is associated with Dynamic Winter, in seasonal color analysis.

Crystal Healing

Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in love. [Melody, 257][Hall, 126][Ahsian, 148][Gienger, 36][Mella, 84]
Emerald is assocated with the suit of pentacles, the cards Justice,

Emperor and Empress

Emerald is also associated with the Heart Chakra.

Apache Tears, Quartz, Green Aventurine
Discover Your Wild Woman: Wild Woman Gets Ready for the Weekend

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Office ~ Thursday

Thursday’s Goddess: Kwan Yin

Kwan Yin

 Thursday: the rule of the heart

Thursday: the rule of the heart by expressingyourtruth featuring pandora jewelry

“Kwan Yin –  aka Guanyin is an East Asian deity of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. She[A] is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩). Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.

Also related to Green Tara” Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā; Tib. སྒྲོལ་མ, Dölma) or Ārya Tārā, also known as Jetsun Dölma (Tibetan language:rje btsun sgrol ma) in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the “mother of liberation”, and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. In Japan she is known as Tara Bosatsu (多羅菩薩), and little-known as Duōluó Púsà (多羅菩薩) in Chinese Buddhism.

Find Your Goddess Archetype

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I am continuing a series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Office.
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Thursday is a day to slide a little, waiting for the weekend. The ruling planet of Jupiter makes it a jovial day.

The Rule of the Heart

Day’s Name: Thursday is Thor’s day, and planet Jupiter

Day’s Goddess: Kwan Yin
Day’s Scent: patchouli
Bach Flower Remedy:
Day’s Gems: rose quartz
Day’s Color: mauve, lavender, purple
Day’s Spells: for the heart and for business

Day’s Meditation: the wild woman, wild lover (see youtube video below)

(tomorrow’s color is mint, apple or moss green and stone is emerald)

Personal Update:

Green Tara is my favorite Goddess.  The lore is that she was told to wish to be reborn male in her next life so she could reach Nirvana, and she chose instead to remain a Bodhisattva, in service of assisting all to reach enlightenment.  I used to attend a Buddhist center and was given a Dharma name, “Karma Sherab Palmo,” (Deeds of) Radiant Woman of Knowledge.

There is a prayer that is always the first that comes to mind when I am wanting to contact divine assistance.  (I actually learned this prayer in a book, Finding Freedom).

“Oh Illustrious Tara, please be aware of me, remove my obstacles and grant my excellent aspirations.’

Quan Yin Prayers and Blessings too!

This is my Green Tara tattoo and rose quartz pendant.

Crystal Healing

Rose Quartz is associated with the Heart Chakra.
Apache Tears, Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine
Rose Quartz is associate with the Lovers.
Rose Quartz is also associated with Iridescent Summer, in seasonal color analysis.

Discover Your Wild Woman: Wild Lover

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Office ~ Wednesday

Wednesday’s Goddess: Sarasvati

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Sarasvati

Sarasvati – Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively.”

also “Her power is that of creation through the word, and chief among her other names is Vach, or “Speech.”

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Find Your Goddess Archetype

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I am continuing a series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Office.
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Putting your wits to work

Day’s Name: Wednesday is Woden’s day

Day’s Goddess: Sarasvati
Day’s Scent: rosemary oil
Bach Flower Remedy: gorse essence
Day’s Gems: malachite, green turquoise or jade
Day’s Color: yellow, white, silver, gold
Day’s Spells: for communication

Day’s Meditation: wild woman communicates (see youtube video below)

(tomorrow’s color is mauve, purple, lavender and gem is rose quartz)

Personal Note:

Today is supposed to be the day to take care of correspondence and organizing.  I have a very busy day, but I have been on a kick of organizing and I’ve also been coming out of my shell, so we’ll just keep it up today.

I don’t have any malachite, so I’m wearing a smoky quartz pendant.  Here I am with my door decoration.  (hee hee)

janewedThis is as close as I get to wearing white.

Crystal Healing

Malachite is associate with the element earth,
and the Tarot suit of Pentacles,
as well as the cards, Judgment and Temperance.
(Malachite is also associated with Vital Spring, in seasonal color analysis.)
Malachite and Jade are also associate with the Heart Chakra.
Apache Tears, Quartz, Green Aventurine

Discover Your Wild Woman: Wild Woman Communicates

janelightJane Leu Rekas, LCSW, is a mental health and transpersonal therapist in private practice in Hood River, OR.  She is also a seasonal color analyst, hypnotist, astrologer and Reiki master.  Facebook

Goddess in the Office ~ Tuesday

Tuesday’s Goddess: Oya

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Oya
OYA! She is the aspect of Goddess energy that sees what needs to be changed and urges us to begin the process. But you and I both know that change is not always easy. As a matter of fact, change can be scary as we begin to move into unknown territory. Most of us want to be able to control our environments and lives. Before we are willing to change, we have to have all the details mapped out.
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I am continuing a series on suggestions about incorporating the Goddess in daily, found in Zsuzsanna Budapest’s books, Goddess in the Office.

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Find Your Goddess Archetype

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Day of Will, Ego, Humor

Day’s Name:  Tuesday comes from the God Tyr, and Tuesday means Justice

Day’s Goddess: Oya of Aruba
Day’s Scent: Honeysuckle (sacred to Juno/Jupiter), and Lavender
Bach Flower Remedy: pine
Protective Scents: Bergamot oil
Day’s Gems: clear quartz crystal
Day’s Color: red, black or dark blue
Day’s Spells: for will and justice
Day’s Meditation: wild woman shows you what you really need (see youtube video below)
(tomorrow’s colors: yellow, white, silver gold, and gems are malachite, green turquoise or jade)

Personal Note:

janetourmaline
Black Tourmaline with stones representing chakras.
Black Tourmaline handles negative energy.
I love to wear sandalwood, but was happy to learn that Bergamot does the same function of protection. I have always loved Earl Grey tea which you can even get with extra Bergamot.
OILS
“Protective Scents: Wear bergamot oil if you can. It is powerful enough to protect against evil… It is also important to protect yourself against self-blame.  The Bach Flower remedy for this is six to ten drops daily of pine.”
bergamot

clear quartz meaning clear quartzSome associate Clear Quartz with the tarot card, The Fool.

Clear Quartz is associated with the Crown chakra.

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Clear Quartz, White Aventurine, Amethyst

Discover Your Wild Woman: Shows You What You Really Need

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