posted on Apr, 4 2017 @ 08:30 PM
a reply to: WalkInSilence
With the gemstones I've been collecting, I'd loooove to be able to roam around and hunt for them myself! Unfortunately, not very feasible where I am.
Although, Australia is a vast land of treasures. We have gold, diamonds, opals, emeralds, sapphires, (towns named after said gemstones because they
were found in abundance in those areas), the atlantisite is apparently only found in Tasmania, to knowledge so far, and was only discovered the past
100 years. One of the things I was tempted to do a few years ago was to purchase land specifically for a mining claim. But alas, I'm a bit too pov for
that yet. Retirement plan maybe? I wonder if I could use my superannuation for that! Hehe.
For now though, there is a shop based in Melbourne that has an online selection of gemstones. I don't just buy though, I wait for one to reeeeally
catch my eye, which is what happened with the atlantisite. I was looking for moonstone at the time and I saw this lime-green and purple thing and had
to investigate. The amethyst and aventurine were from a store in India, but I would rather buy in-country.
I also do select for metaphysical properties. I have a howlite necklace that I specifically chose for its properties, to decrease
stress/anxiety/senseless-anger... the green aventurine is said to bring luck and wealth, amethyst for calmness, balance, peace. Reducing impatience.
(The latter not exactly working at the moment, but in all fairness, I feel less impatient than I normally would. I think. I'm a lot more centred than
I used to be, that's for sure.)
Yes! The 9th of April! Syx is a 9th too. Double birthday! Although, I doooo live in the future. Just means we can all celebrate for two days as
opposed to one.