October​ ​Crystal​ ​Article Honoring​ ​Diwali,​ ​the​ ​Festival​ ​of​ ​Lights Azurite,​ ​Tiger​ ​Eye​ ​and​ ​Gypsum​ ​Rosettes by Moorea Kern

The​ ​golden​ ​days​ ​of​ ​October​ ​are​ ​here​ ​and​ ​how​ ​delightful​ ​it​ ​is.​ ​Among​ ​the joyous​ ​celebrations​ ​of​ ​Halloween​ ​and​ ​fall​ ​festivities​ ​there​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Hindu​ ​festival​ ​of lights​ ​known​ ​as​ ​Diwali.​ ​Beginning​ ​on​ ​October​ ​19th,​ ​Diwali​ ​signifies​ ​virtues​ ​such as​ ​the​ ​victory​ ​of​ ​light​ ​over​ ​darkness,​ ​good​ ​over​ ​evil,​ ​knowledge​ ​over​ ​ignorance, and​ ​hope​ ​over​ ​despair.​ ​Honoring​ ​the​ ​Hindu​ ​Goddess​ ​Lakshmi,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​Saraswati and​ ​Ganesha,​ ​Diwali​ ​is​ ​a​ ​five​ ​day​ celebration​ ​that​ ​brings​ ​people​ ​together​ ​to celebrate​ ​life’s​ ​abundance​ ​and​ ​rejoice​ ​the​ ​start​ ​of​ ​a​ ​new​ ​year​ ​in​ ​Hindu​ ​culture.​

​The festival’s​ ​lights​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​reminder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​pursuing​ ​self​ ​inquiry, self-improvement,​ ​and​ ​higher​ ​knowledge.​ ​Hindi​ ​or​ ​not​ ​I​ ​encourage​ ​you​ ​to​ ​connect to​ ​your​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​spirit​ ​with​ ​Azurite,​ ​Tiger’s​ ​Eye​ ​and​ ​Gypsum​ ​Rosettes​ ​while rejoicing​ ​under​ ​the​ ​harmonious​ ​New​ ​Moon​ ​in​ ​Libra.

The​ ​goddess​ ​of​ ​wisdom,​ ​skill​ ​and​ ​knowledge,​ ​Saraswati’s​ ​crystal​ ​is​ ​none​ ​other than​ ​Azurite.​ ​A​ ​powerful​ ​third​ ​eye​ ​stone,​ i​t​ ​improves​ ​one’s​ ​awareness,​ ​memory and​ ​intuitive​ ​abilities.​ ​As​ ​Saraswati​ ​is​ ​also​ ​the​ ​goddess​ ​of​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​music, Azurite’s​ ​liberating​ ​effect​ ​on​ ​the​ ​throat​ ​chakra​ ​facilitates​ ​fluid​ ​expression​ ​and​ ​the development​ ​of​ ​artistic​ ​talents.​ ​It​ ​helps​ ​one​ ​recognize​ ​the​ ​truth​ ​and​ ​show compassion​ ​by​ ​boosting​ ​confidence​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​mental​ ​clarity.​ ​Called​ ​a​ ​“stone of​ ​heaven”,​ ​Azurite​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​line​ ​to​ ​the​ ​cosmos​ ​by​ ​opening​ ​energy channels​ ​and​ ​connecting​ ​us​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ever​ ​present​ ​spirit.

The​ ​Hindu​ ​god​ ​Ganesha​ ​is​ ​known​ ​as​ ​the​ ​remover​ ​of​ ​obstacles​ ​and​ ​the​ ​keeper​ ​of​ ​the gate.​ ​Working​ ​with​ ​his​ ​energy​ ​brings​ ​higher​ ​knowledge,​ ​abundance​ ​and​ ​good fortune​ ​as​ ​he​ ​helps​ ​those​ ​who​ ​are​ ​determined​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​challenges​ ​and​ ​move forward​ ​with​ ​integrity.​ ​Tiger’s​ ​Eye​ ​is​ ​a​ ​stone​ ​that​ ​represents​ ​these​ ​qualities​ ​as​ ​it illuminates​ ​the​ ​path​ ​and​ ​bestows​ ​protection,​ ​wealth​ ​and​ ​courage.​ ​The​ ​chatoyant gold​ ​flash​ ​embodies​ ​the​ ​vibrant​ ​‘golden​ ​ray’​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​and​ ​therefore​ ​infuses​ ​a sense​ ​of​ ​dynamic​ ​radiance​ ​which​ ​aids​ ​those​ ​who​ ​aim​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​warrior​ ​of​ ​the​ ​light and​ ​spread​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​all.

Representing​ ​wealth​ ​and​ ​well being,​ ​goddess​ ​Lakshmi​ ​is​ ​truly​ ​the​ ​shining​ ​star​ ​of Diwali.​ ​She​ ​embodies​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​qualities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lotus-​ ​beauty,​ ​purity​ ​and​ ​the​ ​pursuit of​ ​light​ ​no​ ​matter​ ​the​ ​circumstances.​ ​Hence,​ ​the​ ​heart​ ​centered​ ​energy​ ​of​ ​Gypsum Rosette​ ​is​ ​a​ ​fitting​ ​stone​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​Lakshmi​ ​as​ ​one​ ​connects​ ​to​ ​her​ ​guidance​ ​and grace.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​having​ ​the​ ​purifying​ ​properties​ ​of​ ​other​ ​stones​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Gypsum family,​ ​Rosettes​ ​enhance​ ​creativity,​ ​intuition​ ​and​ ​prosperity.​ ​Calming​ ​and balancing,​ ​they​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​deepening​ ​meditation,​ ​focus​ ​and​ ​connection​ ​to​ ​spirit.​ ​The matrix​ ​of​ ​white​ ​petals​ ​fused​ ​together​ ​symbolizes​ ​the​ ​beauty​ ​found​ ​in​ ​community, as​ ​each​ ​piece​ ​make​ ​up​ ​the​ ​grand​ ​whole​ ​to​ ​construct​ ​a​ ​network​ ​of​ ​universal​ ​growth, abundance​ ​and​ ​beauty.

Aligned​ ​with​ ​this​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​connection​ ​and​ ​divine​ ​grace,​ ​the​ ​life​ ​long​ ​pursuit​ ​of wisdom,​ ​mastery​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​growth​ ​gains​ ​momentum.​ ​The​ ​act​ ​of​ ​coming together​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​life’s​ ​journey​ ​with​ ​loved​ ​ones​ ​both​ ​incarnate​ ​and​ ​in​ ​spirit​ ​is​ ​a heartwarming​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​notice​ ​our​ ​place​ ​in​ ​the​ ​grand​ ​web.​ ​To​ ​see​ ​our​ ​unique piece​ ​of​ ​the​ ​puzzle​ ​and​ ​where​ ​it​ ​fits​ ​so​ ​that​ ​we​ ​can​ ​contribute​ ​our​ ​best​ ​to​ ​the​ ​whole. Most​ ​of​ ​all,​ ​it’s​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​how​ ​our​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​utilize​ ​wise​ ​mind (Saraswati),​ ​persevere​ ​through​ ​challenges​ ​(Ganesh)​ ​and​ ​live​ ​authentically​ ​from​ ​the heart​ ​(Lakshmi)​ ​allows​ ​us​ ​to​ ​live​ ​in​ ​abundance​ ​and​ ​benevolence.​ ​May​ ​these​ ​three stones​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​your​ ​process​ ​of​ ​self​ ​discovery​ ​and​ ​amplify​ ​your​ ​inner luminosity​ ​during​ ​this​ ​festival​ ​of​ ​lights.

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