Crystals for Kids: Teaching Children about Crystal Energy for Healing & More

At my new age shop, we have customers of all ages – including tons of kids. Even though we have some children’s items for sale, it seems that these young spiritual explorers always head straight for our large table of sparkly stones. Teaching kids about crystal energy at a young age can be immensely helpful to … Read More

Test Your Knowledge with a Crystal ID Quiz (PLUS Fun Facts!)

How many of these crystals can you identify using the pictures and clues given below? If you get stuck, you can find the answers at the end of this post.  Even if you’re already a crystal whiz, you might pick up a new piece of trivia or two.  Enjoy!       A: A powder … Read More

Your Burning Crystal Questions Answered

Article by Mimosa’s Own Cathy Douglas People have a lot of questions about crystals, and we’re happy to share their enthusiasm! Here are some things people often wonder about. So I just bought a crystal. Now what do I do with it? There are so many things you can do with crystals! You can carry … Read More

It’s All Quartz

ARTICLE BY MIMOSA’S OWN CATHY DOUGLAS If you were to describe the minerals we sell at the store by chemistry alone, probably half of them would be made of the same thing: silicon dioxide (SiO2). In its purest form, silicon dioxide is clear quartz, also called rock crystal. But when this mineral contains trace elements … Read More

Do Stones Have Spirits? Are Crystals Alive?

  Do stones have spirits? Are crystals alive? Are they conscious beings? These are things I used to wonder all the time, but after a decade of intense crystal work, I know the answer…it depends. I tend to think of crystals as living beings, but there are many who view them as “just rocks” (Ha! … Read More

A Dozen Crystals for Beginners

ARTICLE BY MIMOSA’S OWN CATHY DOUGLAS Sometimes people just getting started with crystal healing don’t quite know where to start. We hope this list will help narrow down the choices, or at least give you some ideas! The stones listed below are all inexpensive and readily available at Mimosa and other shops. We’ve selected one … Read More

An Introduction to Crystal Grids

Article by mimosa’s own cathy douglas The crystal grid is a manifestation tool that joins crystal energy with sacred geometry. When we align an underlying geometric pattern with compatible crystals, we can focus and amplify our intentions. Grids consist of crystals placed in precise, geometric arrangements in order to affect the flow of energy for … Read More

Where Do Crystal Properties Come From?

Article by Mimosa’s own Cathy Douglas Many of us use crystals to help us with a host of issues in our everyday lives. When intelligently used, crystals can help us work with our own hopes, fears, shortcomings and dreams. So it’s no surprise that one of the questions we’re most frequently asked is, “What are the properties … Read More

Crystals and the Zodiac

Article by Mimosa’s own Cathy Douglas People naturally like to carry and wear stones connected with their zodiac sign, and at Mimosa we’re often asked which stones are connected with which sign. I’ve tried to find definite information about the subject, but keep getting lost in a muddle of expert disagreement. Then when I’ve asked people who … Read More

Crystal Controversy: Rough vs Tumbled Stones

Article by Mimosa’s own Cathy Douglas Which is better: a rough crystal, or one that’s been polished? We hear that question all the time at Mimosa. My own instinctive feeling has always been that rough stones have a purer energy and a more forceful presence than stones that have been cut or polished. But others … Read More