My Dream Crystals - June 2024 Edition

My Dream Crystals - June 2024 Edition

Posted by Heather McConnell on 4th Jul 2024

Jazzed About Jasper

Jasper is a highly powerful crystal, but with hundreds of different types, it can be hard to identify the right stone for your needs. This Jasper guide will help you learn more about this amazing crystal and discover some of its most popular varieties.

What is Jasper?

Jasper is a member of the Quartz family, with a 6.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale and a hexagonal structure. The most common type of Jasper is Red Jasper, but you can find Jasper stones in a whole rainbow of colors, including black, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

For millennia, Jasper has been treasured as the supreme nurturer. This crystal resonates strongly with the Earth and channels its stabilizing, protective energy. Jasper balances your entire being to promote calm, wholeness, and courage. It also dissipates anxiety and anger and improves mental acuity.

Different Types of Jasper

Black Jasper

Forged by volcanic activity, Black Jasper takes Jasper’s innate protective qualities to the next level. This crystal deflects all toxic energy, and it is also an excellent scrying tool.


Bloodstone combines Green Jasper with Hematite to emit profoundly grounding and clarifying frequencies. As its name implies, Bloodstone speaks to our blood; it helps us identify our deepest needs and then motivates us to build the life of our dreams.

Brecciated Jasper

Brecciated Jasper is all about stability. It helps identify potential pitfalls before they occur and come up with creative solutions. If you feel disconnected from your authentic self, Brecciated Jasper’s balancing energies also help you step into your power.

Bumble Bee Jasper

Like its namesake, Bumble Bee Jasper radiates vitality, positivity, and fertility. Bumble Bee Jasper supercharges your Sacral Chakra to inspire creativity and encourage you to appreciate all of the world’s beauty—including your own!

Dalmatian Jasper

Dalmatian Jasper is as joyful as a Disney movie. This crystal helps you discover your life’s purpose, and then it gives you the motivation you need to fulfill it. Dalmatian Jasper also reminds you that it is possible to do your work and have fun at the same time.

Dragon Blood Jasper

Dragon Blood Jasper is a stone of inspiration, and it has been cherished by artists for centuries. This crystal activates your Heart Chakra, allowing you to channel your emotions through cathartic art.

Fossilized Jasper

Fossilized Jasper, also known as Mariam Jasper, is a unique crystal made up of fossilized shells and coral. Because it is a fossil, this crystal connects you with ancient wisdom, ancestors, and your own past lives.

Green Jasper

Green Jasper is another Jasper variety that owes its existence to volcanic activity; it is made of ash rich in iron silicate compounds. Green Jasper promotes harmony, especially within the emotional body, and is regarded as a mental health tool among crystal healers.

Imperial Jasper

Imperial Jasper comes in a wide variety of colors, from green to purple to brown, and is often marked by oval shapes within the crystal. Imperial Jasper taps into your inner power. By reminding you that every being contains divine energy, this crystal helps you approach everyone with grace and dignity.

Kambaba Jasper

Made of fossilized algae, Kambaba Jasper’s mesmerizing black swirls draw you into this crystal’s calming frequencies. From this place of profound tranquility, you find yourself aligned with the universe and easily able to manifest your dreams.

Leopardskin Jasper

Leopardskin Jasper is a success stone, making it a powerful ally for your career and business ventures. When you work with Leopardskin Jasper, you are as fierce, brave, and powerful as its namesake.

Mookaite Jasper

Mookaite Jasper is a crystal of infinite possibilities. With this crystal’s calming and balancing properties, you can feel safe to explore all of life’s possibilities and reach your full potential. Mookaite Jasper will always ensure that things work out for the best.

Ocean Jasper

Ocean Jasper combines Jasper’s nurturing vibrations with water’s lifegiving energies. It radiates unconditional love and gives you access to divine wisdom, ultimately helping you work through any emotional issues that have been holding you back.

Picasso Jasper

Picasso Jasper is a very unique crystal, marked by color variations, dark lines, and layers. This stone reminds you to be your true self; your differences are a strength, not a weakness. Once you accept this perspective, Picasso Jasper shows you how to build a new, abundant life.

Picture Jasper

Picture Jasper resonates deeply with the Earth’s energy. It helps you become one with nature and recognize your place in the divine plan. Picture Jasper teaches you that you are just one part of an unfathomably vast universe—and that’s inherently beautiful and magical.

Rainbow Jasper

Rainbow Jasper is named for its distinctive colored bands, and each layer helps you discover a new level of calm. Rainbow Jasper is a perfect stone to combat burnout, showing you how to build more sustainable habits and imbuing you with optimism.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is like the warm glow of a fire. It touches you on a visceral level, drawing out passion and courage, and it also bathes you in protective energy. Red Jasper works closely with your Root Chakra to keep you motivated and empowered.

Snakeskin Jasper

Snakeskin Jasper invites you into the spiritual realm. It is especially helpful for dream work, astral travel, and shamanism, guiding you through psychic activity while also protecting your etheric body.

Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper is a great mood booster. If you are feeling down, this crystal will imbue you will a rush of energy and positivity. Because it is such a powerful motivator, Yellow Jasper is also a great tool for long-term projects and building endurance.

Zebra Jasper

Zebra Jasper encourages you to live in the moment. It stops anxiety and overthinking in their tracks so that you can actually experience the world around you. Simply put, Zebra Jasper gets you out of your own head and onto the dance floor!

Pick Your Planet: Solar System Crystals

Were you fascinated by space as a kid? Do you still love looking up at the sky and searching for constellations and planets?

The solar system is a marvel: an interconnected series of planets all orbiting around the Sun’s gravitational pull. It’s a powerful reality at the intersection between science and spirituality.

There’s a lot we can learn from each of the planets in our solar system, and today, we’re exploring how crystals can help us connect with the galaxy around us.

Mercury and Lapis Lazuli

Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system. Situated closest to the Sun, it only takes Mercury 88 days to complete its orbit, so it makes sense that this planet was named for the swift Roman messenger god. In addition to its extreme speed, Mercury is also a planet of extreme temperatures. It lacks an atmosphere, which means that it can be both extremely hot (800° Fahrenheit) and extremely cold (-290° Fahrenheit).

In astrology, Mercury guides the mind. It is closely connected to intellect, study, and analysis, and it also has a strong effect on communication and technology. That’s why everything, from interpersonal relationships to cell phones, seems to go haywire during Mercury retrograde!

If you are a Gemini or Virgo, you may be especially affected by Mercury, since it is the ruling planet for these signs. Mercury gifts these signs with curiosity, flexibility, and friendliness; however, Mercury’s swift energy can sometimes prove overwhelming, spilling over into anxiety and a fear of being “stuck.”

As a stone of divine wisdom, Lapis Lazuli is the perfect complement to Mercury’s energy. Lapis Lazuli connects the Crown and Throat Chakras to promote an enlightened intellect, effective communication, and a quest for truth.

Venus and Rose Quartz

Venus is the next planet in the solar system and Earth’s closest neighbor. Because it is so close to us, Venus appears very bright from the Earth’s surface and can be easily spotted with the naked eye. Venus is also a planet with a bit of a rebellious streak, orbiting in the opposite direction from most of the other planets in the solar system. While Mercury had extreme temperatures because of its lack of an atmosphere, Venus’ extremely thick atmosphere traps heat in and makes it the hottest planet in our solar system.

And that “hotness” is pertinent to Venus’ spiritual meaning. Named for the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and sex, Venus is the only planet in our solar system named after a female deity, and it carries a strong divine feminine energy.

Venus resonates with our relationships and emotions. It is a planet of attraction and creation, encouraging both passion and harmony. Venus reminds you to seek out beauty and pleasure in everything; it shows you how to romanticize your life and indulge a little. Venus is the ruling planet for Libra and Taurus, encouraging these signs’ love of art and beauty.

Rose Quartz is the ultimate love crystal, making it the perfect stone to connect to Venus. This crystal doesn’t just attract romance; it encourages us to find love everywhere. Rose Quartz radiates divine compassion, teaching you how to find beauty in all of life’s little pleasures and how to truly love yourself.

Earth and Moss Agate

Third from the Sun, Earth is the planet we are most familiar with; after all, it is our home! Earth is the only planet whose name doesn’t come from Greco-Roman mythology. Instead, it comes from the Old English word “eorthe,” which means “the ground.”

As our home planet, Earth is strongly associated with stability, nourishment, and balance. Earth sustains life, and it is the only planet in our solar system to do so! In our busy modern lives filled with plastic and technology, it can be easy to feel disconnected from nature. However, Earth is still all around us: we walk on its surface, feed ourselves with its produce, and wake and sleep in harmony with its rotation.

Moss Agate resonates strongly with the Earth’s energies. This crystal symbolizes the connection between humans and nature, and it encourages us to align ourselves with the Earth’s cycles. Moss Agate reminds us that the planet goes through periods of life and death and we can always be renewed and reborn alongside nature.

Mars and Carnelian

Our neighbor Mars has been the subject of fascination and science fiction. It’s the most widely explored of all of the planets in our solar system, so we know that it experiences distinct seasons and has unique features like volcanos, canyons, and polar ice caps. Mars is named for the Roman god of war, but it’s nickname, “the red planet,” actually comes from Ancient Egyptian astrologers, who called it “Her Desher (the red one).” This name is particularly apt, because the high iron content in Mars’ soil gives it a vibrant red hue.

Mars is a planet of action and productivity. It gives you the courage and energy to chase your dreams. Mars isn’t about dreaming; it’s about doing. However, in excess, Martian energy can lead to aggression and rash decisions. Mars rules the Aries zodiac sign, imbuing Rams with their signature confidence.

Carnelian is the ideal crystal for handing Martian frequencies. Carnelian channels Mars’ courage and motivation while also tempering its wildest tendencies. This stone connects you to your deepest passions and gives you the energy to make your dreams a reality.

Jupiter and Jade

Jupiter is a gas giant and the largest planet in our solar system, which is fitting for a planet named after the Roman King of the Gods. Jupiter is so large that 1,000 Earths could fit inside it, and it has been home to a massive storm, called the “Great Red Spot,” for centuries.

Jupiter is the planet of prosperity. It controls wealth, luck, and influence, but it also resonates strongly with philosophy and spirituality. As its namesake implies, Jupiter helps master our lives like a wise ruler, and it encourages us to build sustainable, holistic abundance. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, assisting the Archer’s quest for purpose and success.

Jade helps you follow Jupiter’s wise approach to abundance. This crystal attracts luck, but it also inspires renewal and truth. Jade’s stabilizing vibrations ensure that you approach your life mindfully and utilize your talents to the best of your ability.

Saturn and Stromatolite

Saturn is the farthest planet from Earth that can still be seen with the naked eye, and with a telescope, its stunning rings become visible. Saturn is closely related to Jupiter in terms of size, location, and atmosphere, so it makes sense that it was named for Jupiter’s father, Saturn, the Titan who ruled agriculture.

Saturn’s astrological energy is all about structure—just think of its beautifully organized rings! This planet helps you identify your long-term goals, and then it gives you the discipline and motivation to actually achieve them. Saturn reminds us that boundaries can be healthy and necessary. As the ruler of ambitious Capricorns, Saturn shows everyone how to claim their dreams through hard work.

Saturn takes seven years to move through each zodiac sign, and each of its visits can mark a major point in your development. Saturn’s influence is most powerfully felt when it returns to the exact position it was during your birth, at ages 29 and 59.

Hardworking Saturn’s frequencies harmonize well with Stromatolite. Stromatolite is a fossil that slowly formed over hundreds of years, echoing Saturn’s lessons of sustained work. Each layer of this crystal also reminds you Saturn’s returns, and it encourages you to work toward your long-term projects.

Uranus and Malachite

Thanks to its unique, 90-degree angle from its orbital pattern, Uranus looks like it spins sideways, and that’s one clue to this ice giant’s eccentric energy. Uranus also has the distinction of being the first planet to ever be discovered by telescope, when William Herschel found it in 1781. After realizing that he had found a planet, not a star, Herschel pushed to have it named King George III of England; however, his colleague, Johann Elert Bode pushed to have the planet named for the Greek sky god and the father of the Titans, Uranus.

In astrology, Uranus symbolizes rebellion. It is a planet that asks you to embrace the things that make you unique, follow your deepest passions, and question everything around you. Uranus also shepherds us through periods of radical transformation, reminding us to roll with the punches. Uranus rules the zodiac sign of Aquarius, encouraging them to always look ahead to the future.

Transformative Malachite is the perfect companion to Uranus’ energy. Malachite teaches you how to accept change as a beautiful transformation, just like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Even though change is scary, nothing can get better without it.

Neptune and Iolite

Neptune is an ice giant so far from the sun that its light barely reaches the planet’s surface, and Neptune’s orbit takes 165 years. First discovered in 1846, Neptune was named for the Roman god of the sea. Neptune moves very slowly, and it is sometimes called a “generational planet,” since it stays in a sign for fourteen-year periods.

Neptune’s nautical name is especially fitting, because this planet resonates strongly with the element of water. Neptune controls intuition, imagination, and mysticism. It encourages us to look within and discover what aspects of ourselves we may be hiding. Neptune also connects us with the spiritual realm, expanding our perspectives. A highly artistic planet, Neptune helps us process this mystical information through art. Therefore, it is no surprise that Neptune rules dreamy Pisces.

Iolite works with your Third Eye Chakra to connect to Neptune’s energy. This crystal taps into your creativity and intuition to better understand yourself and the world around you. Together, Iolite and Neptune inspire you to achieve your full potential.

Bonus Planet: Pluto and Obsidian

While Pluto was been technically demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, it still plays an important role in astrology. Pluto is very small for a planet, being about half as wide as the continental United States, and it is so extremely cold (-387° Fahrenheit) that it will never sustain life. After the planet’s discovery in 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney recommended the name Pluto, after the Roman god of the underworld.

Pluto is the planet of fate. Its energy is very similar to the Death card in the Tarot, which is fitting for the god of the underworld. Pluto encourages you to accept the shadow self. This planet deals with radical, often painful change and the skills you need to persevere in spite of it. Pluto’s intensity is mirrored in the sign it rules, Scorpio.

Obsidian is a crystal formed through volcanic activity, making it a perfect match for Pluto’s overwhelming and transformative energy. Obsidian grounds you in your power. It helps you see the objective reality of a situation and try to work through it. With Obsidian and Pluto, you can become a phoenix rising from the ashes.

What planet’s energy do you need now? You can follow your intuition, or you can check your horoscope to see which planet may be having a particular pull on you today. Either way, crystals are here to help!

Don’t Blow Up: Crystals for Anger

Anger is a perfectly natural emotion, and it can even motivate us to do great things, like taking political action, reevaluating our routines, and expressing our needs. However, it’s very difficult to channel anger constructively if you’re constantly flying off the handle.

Here are some of our favorite crystals for anger management:


Amethyst works with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras to emit soothing vibrations. It can address stress and pent-up emotions before they explode into anger. Amethyst is also a powerful cycle-breaker, so if you notice that anger has become a habit, it will help you re-evaluate your routines and release what no longer serves you.


Aquamarine is as refreshing as a trip to the ocean. This crystal encourages you to keep a cool head, and it promotes loving communication. Aquamarine shows you how to you have constructive conversations around behaviors that are causing your anger without triggering a blow up. As a stone of courage, Aquamarine also helps you overcome your demons.

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a powerful cleanser and protector. If your anger is related to toxic energies or psychic attacks, Black Tourmaline will dissipate that negativity. With Black Tourmaline, you won’t ever feel like you have to lash out from fear.


A highly intellectual stone, Howlite helps you soothe your anger through rational thought. It shows you the truth of the situation and helps you find practical solutions. With this mindset, you will be able to approach everything and everyone from a place of calm and understanding.


Jasper reminds you to pick your battles. This stabilizing crystal discourages unnecessary aggression; instead, it helps you analyze situations from a position of objectivity and calm. Then, Jasper shows you where to direct your energies.


Forged from volcanic activity, Obsidian is a crystal that understands what intense feelings are like. Obsidian’s grounding vibrations help you look inward and confront the darker elements of your personality. Then, it helps you gently release all the negativity that is holding you back so that you can channel that energy into building a better tomorrow.


A powerful Heart Chakra stone, Rhodonite radiates divine love. This crystal heals your emotional body, gently helping you unpack the deep-seated pain that triggers your anger. As you complete this difficult emotional work, Rhodonite transmutes negative energy into pure, loving positivity.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the ultimate compassion crystal, encouraging you to approach everyone with gentleness and love—including yourself. When your anger feels overwhelming, Rose Quartz will flood you with love until the rage dissipates. Rose Quartz reminds us that true power lies not in aggression but in kindness.


Selenite’s pure white frequencies help you connect with the Crown Chakra to release your anger. Selenite cleanses your aura of any toxic energy, and it realigns you with the divine plan. When you push up against something that frustrates you, Selenite reminds you to trust the universe.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz encourages you to confront your shadow self. Sometimes our anger has its roots in not accepting the darker elements of your personality. When that happens, Smoky Quartz helps you gently acknowledge and release your negative emotions. Then, this crystal centers you so that you can move forward.

Summer Sips: Crystal Cocktails

Is there anything more refreshing than enjoying a cold drink of a sunny summer day? We have the perfect crystal-cocktail pairings to raise your cocktails’ (and mocktails’) frequencies this summer!

Tangerine Aura Quartz Paloma

A fizzy Paloma matches well with Tangerine Aura Quartz’s dynamic energy. This crystal supercharges your Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras to give you the confidence and positivity to achieve anything.

Ingredients for 1 Cocktail

2 oz tequila

3 oz grapefruit juice

1/2 oz lime juice

Chilled club soda

Chilled lemon-lime soda


Citrus wedge, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.Place a Tangerine Aura Quartz stone next to your cocktail shaker or wear Tangerine Aura Quartz jewelry while preparing. The crystal’s energies will charge your drink as you work!
  • 2.Prepare a highball glass with ice.
  • 3.Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • 4.Add tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice to the shaker.
  • 5.Shake vigorously for about one minute.
  • 6.Strain the shaker into the highball glass.
  • 7.Top off the glass with each parts club soda and lemon-lime soda. If you like a sweeter cocktail, you can skip the club soda and two parts lemon-lime.
  • 8.Garnish with a citrus wedge (lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit will work), and enjoy!

Honey Calcite Tom Collins

Tom Collins is such an iconic drink that it got its own glass named after it! Honey Calcite draws out the sweetness of this tangy cocktail, helping you discover your talents while also leveraging the sour elements to encourage you to stand in your power.

Ingredients for 1 Cocktail

2 oz gin

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

Chilled club soda


Lemon wheel and maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.Place a Honey Calcite crystal next to your collins glass or wear Honey Calcite jewelry.
  • 2.If you don’t have premade simple syrup, mix equal parts warm water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. You can make simple syrup in a saucepan, or, in a pinch, microwave some water and then stir the sugar into it quickly. Store in an airtight container and allow to cool before making the cocktail.
  • 3.Add your gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the collins glass.
  • 4.Fill the glass with ice and top with club soda.
  • 5.Stir gently.
  • 6.Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry, and enjoy!

Sunstone Aperol Spritz

An Aperol Spritz is definitely my number one summer cocktail, which makes it the perfect pairing with the ultimate summer crystal, Sunstone. Sunstone’s infinite positivity harmonizes with Aperol’s orangey flavor to keep the vacation vibes going all summer.

Ingredients for 1 Cocktail

3 oz Prosecco

2 oz Aperol

Chilled club soda


Orange slice, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.Place a Sunstone next to a stemmed wine glass or wear Sunstone jewelry.
  • 2.Fill the wine glass with ice.
  • 3.Add Prosecco and Aperol to the glass.
  • 4.Top with club soda (about 1 oz).
  • 5.Garnish with an orange slice, and enjoy!

Smoky Quartz Dark and Stormy

Smoky Quartz’s cloudy coloration calls to mind the same tropical storms that inspires the Dark and Stormy cocktail. Smoky Quartz grounds you and dispels negativity—allowing you to weather any storm, no matter how dark!

Ingredients for 1 Cocktail

2 oz dark rum

½ oz lime juice

3 oz chilled ginger beer


Lime wedge, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.Place a Smoky Quartz crystal next to your cocktail shaker or wear Smoky Quartz jewelry.
  • 2.Prepare a collins glass with ice.
  • 3.Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  • 4.Add rum and lime juice to the shaker.
  • 5.Shake vigorously for about one minute.
  • 6.Strain the shaker into the collins glass.
  • 7.Add ginger beer.
  • 8.Stir.
  • 9.Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!

Green Fluorite Mojito

Minty mojitos are refreshing—just like Green Fluorite! The mint cuts through the rich rum, and Green Fluorite cuts through the “noise” of everyday life to provide profound clarity. Green Fluorite also absorbs negative energy to keep you calm all summer long.

Ingredients for 1 Cocktail

2 oz white rum

1 oz lime juice

½ oz simple syrup (see Honey Calcite Tom Collins for recipe)

Club soda

Mint leaves



  • Place a Green Fluorite crystal next to your cocktail shaker or wear Green Fluorite jewelry.
  • Prepare a highball glass with ice.
  • Drop about 3 mint leaves into the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Gently muddle.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for about one minute.
  • Strain the shaker into your glass.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with more mint leaves, and enjoy!

Orange Calcite Sangria

Orange Calcite is a celebration stone, and there’s no better celebration cocktail than sangria. Brew a pitcher for your next pool party or barbecue to really get the party started!

Ingredients for 1 Pitcher (8 servings)

1 bottle dry white wine, like Sauvignon Blanc

4 oz apricot brandy

2 oz peach schnapps

2 oranges

2 limes

2 peaches

1 ½ cups strawberries



  • 1.Place an Orange Calcite stone next to your sangria pitcher or wear Orange Calcite jewelry.
  • 2.Wash and slice your fruit.
  • 3.Add brandy, schnapps, wine, and fruit to the pitcher and stir.
  • 4.Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • 5.Add Prosecco.
  • 6.Serve over ice, and enjoy!

Strawberry Quartz Frosé

To beat the heat, a frozen cocktail is a must. Frosé works with Strawberry Quartz to dissipate stress and help you enjoy all of life’s little pleasures.

Ingredients for 4-6 Cocktails

1 bottle chilled rosé

4 oz vodka

1 oz lemon juice

2 cups strawberries

8 cups ice


  • 1.Place a Strawberry Quartz crystal next to your blender or wear Strawberry Quartz jewelry.
  • 2.Chop strawberries.
  • 3.Combine rosé, strawberries, vodka, lemon juice, and ice in a blender. Depending on the size of your blender, you may want to divide the ingredients into two batches.
  • 4.Blend until slushy.
  • 5.If your drink is too thin, blend in more ice.
  • 6.Pour into margarita or coupe glasses, and enjoy!

Amazonite Watermelon Mocktail

Amazonite’s gentle yet empowering frequencies pair well with watermelon’s delicate flavors to make a truly uplifting mocktail that anyone can enjoy!

Ingredients for 1 Mocktail

1 ½ cups seedless watermelon

Club soda

Mint leaves



  • 1.Place an Amazonite stone next to your highball glass or wear Amazonite jewelry.
  • 2.Purée seedless watermelon in a blender until smooth.
  • 3.Muddle 2 mint leaves at the bottom of your glass.
  • 4.Fill the glass with ice.
  • 5.Add 6 oz watermelon purée.
  • 6.Top with club soda.
  • 7.Garnish with mint leaves, and enjoy!

Serpentine Frozen Margarita Mocktail

The same way a frozen drink can change your whole mood, Serpentine can realign your entire Chakra system. Let this crystal-charged mocktail expand your consciousness and raise your vibrations!

Ingredients for 8 Cocktails

6 oz frozen limeade concentrate

6 oz orange juice

5 oz grapefruit juice

4 cups ice

Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.Place a Serpentine crystal next to your blender or wear Serpentine jewelry.
  • 2.Combine limeade concentrate, orange juice, and grapefruit juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • 3.Add ice and blend until slushy.
  • 4.Pour mixture into margarita glasses.
  • 5.Garnish with lime wedges, and enjoy!

Find Your Inner Empress

Tarot cards are rich in symbolism, and they have important lessons to teach us—if we’re ready to listen. With summer in its full, abundant glory, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the third card of the Major Arcana, the Empress.

The Empress Tarot Card Meaning

The first step to connecting with the Empress is to observe the card. As you look at this traditional depiction from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, you will notice various symbols:

  • A crown with stars
  • A staff
  • A gold necklace
  • Pomegranates
  • Plush pillows
  • A flowing river
  • A tree
  • A heart-shaped shield with the symbol for Venus
  • Wheat

The Empress represents the divine feminine. Her energy relates strongly to abundance, nurturing, and fertility. The Empress’ star crown embodies her connection between the natural world and the spiritual realm; the stars are celestial bodies, but each star also corresponds to a month of the year. This symbolism is further strengthened when you look at the setting around the Empress; she is peacefully ruling over a lush forest, like Mother Earth herself.

As a representation of Mother Earth, the Empress symbolizes the divine feminine power of creation and the nurturing energy that sustains life; just look at the flowing river behind her. The Empress encourages us to take care of ourselves, others, and our planet. The pomegranates dotting her flowing gown further underline this natural connection while also symbolizing fecundity.

The Empress takes her fertile energy to encourage all kind of creation, from art to sensuality. The Empress symbolizes birth—both literal birth and the metaphorical birth of art or a new chapter of your life. If there was any doubt about the Empress’ relationship to love and romance, her heart-shaped shield with the symbol of Venus makes the connection clear.

The Empress also has a strong affinity for luxury. She is wearing rich gold jewelry and reclining on red velvet cushions. At her feet, you can see a large quantity of wheat, symbolizing both abundant food and gold. Her staff and title highlight her mastery; the Empress has completed the emotional work that is necessary for true prosperity.

The Empress calls on us to appreciate beauty. She reminds us to pay attention to all of life’s little pleasures and connect with nature. Her innate sensuality encourages us to experience all of our senses and enjoy the tranquility that this mindful approach to life brings.

Once we can appreciate the world around us, the Empress also asks us to create. She wants us to explore our emotions through art and all forms of self-expression. However we choose to create, we contribute to the world and make it better.

Through all of these activities, the Empress shows us the path to true abundance. When we are fully in tune with the planet and the divine and willing to be an active co-creator in the universe, we will enjoy prosperity.

The Top 5 Empress Crystals


As fossilized tree resin, Amber symbolizes the Empress’ strong connection to the Earth. It also resonates strongly with the Sacral Chakra to draw out your true passions, assist in manifestation, and awaken your innate sensuality.


Garnet’s fiery energy matches well with the Empress’ creative vibrations. Garnet is all about creativity, and it inspires art as well as romance. This crystal harmonizes the Sacral and Heart Chakras to help you chase your dreams.

Peach Moonstone

Peach Moonstone’s gentle energy calls on the most nurturing elements of the Empress. Tradition holds that this crystal helps regulate feminine energy and assists with pregnancy. Peach Moonstone reminds us to align ourselves with natural cycles. It can help us through difficult periods, showing us how to “go with the flow” in order to discover new opportunities.


For centuries, Rhodochrosite has been considered the embodiment of divine feminine, just like the Empress. Rhodochrosite radiates infinite positivity, but it also calls upon the Empress’ mastery. This crystal will gently but firmly point you in the right direction, discouraging you from pursuing things that do not serve you.

Rose Quartz

As the ultimate love crystal, Rose Quartz resonates strongly with the Empress. Rose Quartz channels unconditional love, reminding you to approach yourself and others with compassion. It is also a “treat yourself” stone, and it connects with the Empress’ penchant for luxury and sensuality.