You know I love gemstones – in fact almost all I do, in both my professional role as owner of Sage Goddess and in my personal life as a magical practitioner, is work with gems. I have more than a thousand kinds of gems in my personal collection and sell several hundred different kinds to clients around the world. And the number one question I am asked is this: “What can I DO with all my stones?” We all love gems and sense that they don’t really want to be locked up in drawers or cabinets, stuck in boxes on shelves, or put away for ‘later’. Gemstones carry energy within them and long to be used for sacred work.
My new favorite way to work with gems is in Gem Clusters. These are much like grids but not as structured. I have begun creating free-form clusters of stones around my house like the one you see in the photo (which is for loving, healed, and open communication and includes rose quartz, candle quartz, spirit quartz, pink agate, amazonite, aquamarine, and a sprig of rosemary). You can create these for healing, mourning, release of addiction, happiness, peace, prosperity and abundance, joy, creativity, sexuality, desire, passion. You name it. Clusters give you the freedom to add and remove pieces as you feel called and to incorporate herbal and plant medicine or other organic material. The only restriction is your imagination. They can be as small or as large as you like.
I hope you will get inspired to begin clustering your gems in unique patterns. Be sure to include some type of quartz in your cluster to magnify the energies and hold the vibration. Below I offer some recommended stones for themes you might consider:
HEALING – aventurine, fuchsite, lepidolite, red jasper, prehnite
HAPPINESS – aventurine, selenite, candle quartz, pietersite, mangano calcite
CREATIVITY – carnelian, goldstone, golden aventurine, orange calcite, shiva lingam
LOVE – rose quartz, candle quartz, pink opal, chrysoprase, kunzite
Enjoy the process of clustering your beloved gems. They will appreciate the chance to be of good service to you. So it is.