Oco or Ocho Geodes are small geodes that range between ½” to 3” in diameter. They are found in the Tres Pinheiros region of Brazil and were formed in the vesicles of basalt flows that underlie parts of the region. Ocos Geodes are known for their hollow core filled with miniature crystals and outer wisps of contrasting colors. Like most Agates, Ocos Geodes are very grounding and balancing stones. They harmonize our Yin Yang energy with their soothing and calming vibration. Their multiple layers of different mineral inclusions can help bring hidden information to light. They aid in self-acceptance and self-confidence and help us to overcome emotional trauma by healing our pent up anger, bitterness and resentment. They instill a sense of safety and security. In addition, Ocos Geodes are stones of triumph and success! They persuade us to fight for what we want and encourage us to trust ourselves and in the Universe’s plan that we can be successful. Their wispy patterns and markings encourage us to be free spirits, reminding us that conforming to societal pressures is inauthentic. Ocos Geodes inspire us to live in harmony with the Universe and that means being our true, authentic selves without fear of judgment.
Moonstone is often referred to as "The Goddess Stone." Directly connected to the moon, it has a very feminine energy that is cyclical in nature just as a women's cycle. It has a very soothing energy that calms our emotions, but also encourages us to accept them as they come and go with the flow, without judging ourselves too harshly. Moonstone is said to help release energy blockages that prevent us from being able to remain composed and balanced while we are experiencing highs and lows. It inspires us to be the best version of ourselves and to learn from our mistakes, but challenge ourselves to be the creative beings we were meant to be without fear of failure. Moonstone is a very intuitive stone, helping us connect with our Third Eye to enhance our intuitive powers. Trusting one's self is challenging for most of us, but Moonstone nurtures our fears and trepidations until we begin to see how powerful we truly are. A stone of “New Beginnings,” Moonstone reminds us that we are never stuck in one place on this journey and are always afforded an opportunity for a fresh start!
A highly spiritual stone connected to the Third Eye, Iolite is a stone of vision that heightens intuition and insight helping us discern between our higher self and our ego. Iolite makes us aware of any harmful, negative thought patterns we have about ourselves enabling our higher self to clear our old ways of thinking allowing us a new beginning. When Iolite contacts the Auric field, it gives off an electrical charge to reenergize the Aura and align the Chakras and subtle bodies. A great stone for codependency, Iolite helps dissipate conflict in our relationships by encouraging us to take responsibility for our actions, words and behaviors. Once we are able to overcome our debilitating behavior, we are free from the trap that keeps us in an endless cycle of suffering. For those that suffer from insomnia or nightmares, placing Iolite under your pillow can help you achieve a peaceful night’s sleep. Iolite commonly demonstrates the optical phenomenon pleochroism, meaning it can appear different colors depending on the angle. These colors can include indigo, violet, yellow and gray.