Summer is about the ocean, lakes or rivers. So this stone, Ocean Jasper, is the first Crystal of the Month.
Ocean Jasper is from Madagascar and officially the mine has been closed. It gets it's name because of the small circles, reminiscent of bubbles in the ocean. These circles remind us of the circle of life. It is a stone of joy and happiness allowing to dissolve any negative emotions, stresses and worries. Similar to summer, we feel more care free and joyful.
There are several ways to pick a crystal. The first is just what attracts your eye from the moment you see it. What you are drawn to immediately. Usually when we read the meaning of the stone it is spot on with something that one is going through. The second is much more of a sensing energy - you place your hand an inch above a stone or several and just allow yourself to feel the energy radiate from the stone to your palm. The one that has the most sensation, is one that will be easier to connect with. Feel free to come in and we can explore this second method.
When working with any stone, it works better when you take a moment to connect and set your intention. You can clear a stone, but just clapping your hands, running it under water or by burning sage. After cleared, take the stone into your hands and set your intention. This way the stone knows what its "job". When you see the stone or feel it in your pocket, you will be reminded of your intention.