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Slowing Down ~ November 2016



It’s November already!!  Crikey Spiky where is this year going? Or should I say where has this year gone? I don’t know about you but I always feel the need to slow down the pace a bit at this time of year,  much like nature itself really, where everything at the moment seems to be winding down for a long hibernation.  Yawn!

At this time of the year it seems natural to take advantage of the darker nights and poorer weather by cosying up, staying indoors and resting with a hot toddy or a cup of hot chocolate.  You know, when you just want to get home after a long days work, lock the door on the world and put those warm comforting PJ’s on, hoping that no one turns up knocking at the door.  Because let’s face it there’s no fun in scuttling away to hide behind the sofa pretending your out, is there?

But over this side of the world the opportunity for us to slow down doesn’t quite happen does it?  We seem to do the opposite of what nature is encouraging us to do at this time of the year. What with Halloween and Bonfire night either turning up on the doorstep or just gone, with Christmas knocking hard on the door too, it actually turns out to be the start of what for a lot of people is the busiest time of the year. (I’ve just flopped on my bed at this point at the sheer thought)

I digress a little but it’s all relevant so back to November. Let’s have a look at a couple of crystals which represent the month of November, and see where they can assist us with those natural hibernation feelings that we may be encountering at this time of year, but are unable to take full advantage of due to living life at todays pace.


The Golden Topaz crystal is one of quite a few which relates to November, it is also known as Imperial Topaz. TopazThe colour of Golden Topaz reminded me of those autumnal leaves turning yellow as they say goodbye for another year, but interestingly one of the attributes of Golden topaz is to give you a boost and re-charge your batteries so to speak.  This crystal can assist in reducing fatigue and weariness by raising your energy levels.  So at this time of year if you feel you need your batteries recharging, Golden Topaz may just be the crystal for you.


Another crystal for November is Citrine this crystal is much more popular in modern times than Golden Topaz due to its availability and reasonable cost.  This crystal can display the colour of a few lightly turned yellow leaves, right thrCitrineough to the full glory of the deep burnt golden brown of late autumn.  Citrine is a crystal which has the ability to stimulate mental focus and provide endurance, good for when you feel you are clawing your way through the day.  This is the kind of stone you really want as it helps you get through those short days and long nights, with its warm and energizing glow.  During the autumnal days when the sun starts to reduce in the sky Citrine brings in that uplifting solar energy to enhance your well-being.

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Most of November is covered by the astrological sign of Scorpio (October 23rd – November 22nd) and here are a few details about those lovable Scorpions plus one of their birthstone crystals, (there are many to choose from).

Scorpios are said to feel emotions more deeply than any other sign of the zodiac and at the same time they give the appearance of being tough and steely.   So best not go pushing the buttons too hard of any Scorpions you may know, as you’re likely to attract that sting from their tale just when you thought everything was fine and dandy.  Ouch!

Ruling Planet:  Mars & Pluto

Element:  Water

Best day of the week: Tuesday

Colour: Deep Red

Most compatible with: Cancer & Pisces

Lucky Numbers: 2 & 4

Famous Scorpion celebrity: Martin Luther King

Crystals for Scorpio:

There are numerous birth stones which represent Scorpio and one of them is Malachite.

MalachiteWith a multitude of swirls which one could say represent those deep Scorpion emotions, this beautiful green healing crystal helps you to look deep within yourself; it guides and supports you to release the causes of your emotional disturbances.  But much like the Scorpion, with the lightning flash of its tail Malachite can also re-act fast at unearthing the root of a problem.   Be aware if you are not ready to let go it can leave you feeling overwhelmed, so gently does it.

That said I remember a time when this stone presented itself for a Client over several consecutive weeks to be used during crystal healing sessions.  Where other crystals came and went this crystal turned up to be used every week without fail.

I noticed that each week after a session some emotional situation always arose in the Clients life which presented them with feelings and emotions to face and work through, the Malachite crystal of course was doing what it does so well by going deep within and bringing to the surface that which needed to be addressed, over the weeks this provided the break-through that the Client needed which in turn left them feeling more balanced and stable.

Lunar Cycle

As you are probably aware the moon has an effect your moods and behaviour, I have always been interested in the energies of the moon and followed the monthly lunation so here I share the dates with you too.

Full Moon November 14th

This is the date to put your crystals on a windowsill for the energies of the moon to re-charge them.  Some crystals do prefer the sun, but it will not harm to put them out. A full moon is full of energy so it will amplify what you are feeling or experiencing in that time period. So if you’re all loved up that’s great and good for you, there should be more of it in the world.  On the other hand if you have someone or something pushing your buttons around this time best to try and avoid them or the situation, hey after all we don’t want you howling in the moonlight after you have let rip and done your worst…and as my mother used to say… I did warn you!

New Moon: – November 29th

The start of a new lunar cycle brings with it the opportunity to start afresh.   Now is the time for initiating what you really want in life and being clear on your objectives.  A new Moon is that empty sheet of paper waiting for all your delightful ideas and goals to be released.  This period is an excellent time to set your intentions for the coming cycle and allowing them the opportunity to grow.  If you have any new projects in mind this is as good a time as any to get them started.


Wishing you crystal rays and happy days,




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