The stone in the digital art above is a natural Dow crystal in my collection.
Clear quartz is six-sided and when you look at a Dow crystal, one face at the point has 7 facets, with the face next to it having 3. In a Dow crystal there are three of these 3-7 formations. Added up 3-7-3-7-3-7 total 30, which reduced from 3 + 0 = 3.
Three is a spiritual number, associated with the Trinity, spiritual energy, body/mind/spirit and so on. Seven, in numerology relates to inner truth. The name “Dow” has nothing to do with Tao, by the way. It comes from Jane Ann Dow, who discovered this formation. She worked with crystals in reading them and working with them in healing work, and really was a pioneer in crystal healing, working closely with Katrina Raphaell, another pioneer in crystal healing work.
I teach a fortnightly Tarot class and for the last one I kept getting a message to work with crystals too.
So we used a seven-card spread, each person tuned into the hundreds of crystals in my study, picking the seven they felt corresponded with the meanings of each position in the spread. They then drew from the deck seven cards corresponding to the meanings in the spread and to the crystals they’d picked. It was very successful as each crystal easily augmented the card to which it corresponded.
I thought I’d mention it in case any of you fancied combining crystals and Tarot in a reading, it’s interesting and it’s fun.
Further to that, my friend has asked me to start cataloging my crystals – with a photo of each crystal, where I acquired it and a summary of how I feel the crystal works for me.
So there’s no doubt I’m being drawn to connect with crystals again!
I do have an affinity for stones – I can remember the name of heaps, know where I acquired them – eBay, shop, rock fair, and so on. And crystals, rocks and stones communicate at some unknown level how they resonate with me. I also get images of crystals when they’re meant to move on to work with other people.
I was uncertain about a blog or fan page on Facebook, and then decided to do both as it’s easy to link between a WordPress blog and a Facebook fan page and it widens the number of people who might be interested in my posts about crystals. I will let you know when I have the crystal blog and Facebook fan page up and running.