WHAT IS A GEM ELIXIR?
It is a preparation of mineral water infused with the energies of the crystal with which it is fortified. Water has the ability to hold energy patterns intact for long periods of time. Imprinting the subtle healing energies of crystals onto the water needs no special equipment, just focused attention, intention and sunlight or moonlight.
The best time to start making your gem elixirs are during New Moons. Gem Elixirs can be used to balance chakras, cleanse your aura, protect your energy field, cleanse your space, open psychic awareness and much more. Creating a gem elixir during the New Moon allows us to bring into our lives the qualities of the moon including increased intuition, self-awareness, healing, magical ability and feminine power. You can use one type of crystal or multiple in your elixir. Please use caution and do your research as some stones should not be used to make conventional gem elixirs. Do not make a conventional elixir from any stone know to contain toxins. These include but are not limited to copper, azurite and malachite, orpiment is arsenic and cinnabar contains mercury.
For this particular New Moon on July 4th,2016 we find ourselves in the sign of Cancer. Some anxieties and fears may be coming up for us so in order to combat this I am choosing to create my gem elixir using Rose Quartz and Blue Lace Agate,
ROSE QUARTZ: Love is the opposite of fear and this stone embodies the love vibration; excellent for calming, love, kindness and compassion. If you've recently had any fear revolving around emotional drama, fights, chaos, confrontations this stone will truly help to comfort your heart chakra. In addition, it helps with self love which is great for dispelling fear.
BLUE LACE AGATE: This stone is well known for its centering and calming vibrational frequencies, and works really well for reprograming your thoughts and reactions to calm and positive ones...just what you need when you are overcome by fear and may not be thinking rationally. Throat chakra stone, Blue Lace Agate allows you to speak your mind calmly and clearly to get you out of those fear-inducing conflicts or situations. Anxiety be gone!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR GEM ELIXIR:
*Pure, Spring or distilled water
*Glass jar, glass bowl, or glass pitcher (plastic not recommended)
*Something to cover the jar/bowl (optional)
*Gems (of your choice)
To make a moon/gem elixir, simply pour the water in the container with the thoroughly cleansed gems. Some people choose to place the container of water sitting in another bowl that contains the gems.
Leave outside for several hours during the desired phase of the moon. You may choose to leave your container out, covered for 24 hours or more to get a sun and a moon cycle. After your personal desired time you can then remove the gems from the water, or the remove the jar of water from the other bowl.
A moon/gem elixir can also be made like a flower essence with brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative and stabilizer. You may choose to drink the water as is, while I like to put the water in a glass dropper or spray bottle and use that way. For best results, take three to four drops of the elixir in a glass of water three times a day, or spray under your tongue a few times a day.