Crystals are created in many different forms, shapes and sizes. They are sometimes carved into various shapes such as obelisks, spheres and pyramids. In an effort to better educate, re-familiarize myself and connect at a deeper level with the many wonderful gifts from within the Earth, we shall explore or re-discover a few of the many natural and man-made crystal formations. *Rainbow Quartz is clear quartz with prisms contained or trapped inside. Rainbows themselves choose which quartz crystals to live within. Sometimes prisms are very tiny, there may be one or several prisms of different sizes, clarity and intensity v guard vg crystal . There is no doubt you must be open to seeing beyond the surface appearance of a beautiful quartz crystal to see into its depths. Each tiny rainbow contains all the colors of the Rainbow. A rainbow is a cosmic bridge between the physical realm and the Ethereal Realm of Spirit. *Tabular Quartz crystals are naturally flat on two sides, being much wider than the other four opposing sides of the crystal which are significantly smaller or very narrow. These incredibly beautifully shaped crystals carry and maintain a very high, intense vibration, serving as bridges or conduits for increasing and intensifying a connection between two people, integrating and balancing Chakra energy centers or connecting two geographical points. A Tabular crystal will assist you in reaching through the veil to thee Angelic Realm, hearing and receiving guidance from your Guardian Angels. *Obelisks originated in Ancient Egypt appearing in pairs, generally guarding the entrances to Temples and sacred sites. The Obelisk symbolizes the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses’ descent from the Heavens to the Earthly physical plane. It is a Greek word meaning needle. Needles are typically used to pierce fabric or leather. The intention of the Obelisk is to “pierce” through the realms, the veil which separates humankind from the Gods and Goddesses. It’s carved shaped enables it to pierce or break-up negative energies. *Generator crystals Both naturally shaped and carved Generator crystals posses the same unique qualities and may be used to enhance meditation, tools to focus your intentions, intensifying and magnifying energy. All six sides of a crystal come together, forming an apex or point. They are useful tools for increasing energy, magnifying the energies of any and all crystals within a 2foot radius. *Clusters are many crystals which have formed one unit or a small city of crystal points. Crystal clusters are gifted to us in many sizes, shapes and a wide variety of quartz crystals to include Amethyst, Calcite Quartz, Citrine, Clear Quartz and Tangerine. Clusters may be used to cleanse and re-charge smaller crystals, to protect your home or office, to raise the vibration in your meditation space. Amethyst is a variety of quartz with purple coloration which is caused by impurities of iron or manganese. It occurs in a wide range of purple shades and is found in many areas around the world. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness”. Ancient Greeks and Romans wore Amethyst and made drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Purple is recognised as the colour of royalty and has been worn by the rich and powerful as a mark of rank for hundreds of years. Even today it still has a regal air. Amethyst is also one of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest. Amethyst is known as the ‘Bishop’s Stone’ and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. It symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The age of Aquarius. It has traditionally been used to guard against guilty and fearful feelings and is often worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is an excellent stone for meditating and scrying. Amethyst is enormously beneficial to the mind, by calming or stimulating it as required. It helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances new ideas and connects cause with effect. It facilitates the decision making process, presenting common sense and spiritual insights and assisting in putting these into practice. Amethyst also enhances your memory and improves motivation and facilitates realistic goal setting. This crystal is one of the most spiritual stones; promoting love of the divine while bringing insights and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It also promotes emotional centering by balancing out the highs and lows and dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Amethyst provides great support in coming to terms with loss and dealing with the sadness of grief. This is an excellent stone for meditating and scrying. It also guards against psychic attack, blocks geopathic stress and negative environmental energies. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, boosts hormone production and tunes the endocrine system and the metabolism. Amethyst removes physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Also balances and links the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. It relieves headaches and releases tension. It is used as a dream stone and to treat insomnia and provide restful sleep. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer.