The reason that people turn to drugs and alcohol in their life has the opposite effect of the original intention. For those frustrated with direction their life is going and/or the wish to escape emotional pain, an addiction has the long-term repercussion of worsening things. This is because a variety of drugs and alcohol are a neurological depressant. The first sensation of feeling tipsy from alcohol or high from drugs tricks the body with a pleasant feeling that results in the craving for more. More and more attempts to recapture a short time of pleasure become the calling card of a destructive addiction.
If you are suffering from an addiction, I urge you to seek help to overcome it. Before addiction gets a chance to ruin your life look for a safe alternative. Here is something that really rocks for me. Quite simply collecting rocks and making jewelry designs with them. I use copper, brass and steel for the settings.
Semi-precious stones are more accessible and affordable than precious ones and have a natural energy. Many people carry semi-precious stones with them to enjoy a positive effect from their touch. I like the effect of these stones close to the heart. That is why I make pendants with stones I find and refine in a tumbler.
Did you know each birth sign of the Zodiac has a number of semi-precious stone associated with it? . Depending on the region you live in, there are probably a few types of commonly found semi- precious stones. In fact, some of them might be in your own backyard or gravel driveway.
Believe it or not, that is the first place I found white quartz, pink quartz, and pyrite. There are also minerals found in vicinities of precious and semi-precious stones. There might be traces of copper,silver and gold. Knowledge of rocks helps.
Here is a list of some semi precious stones and what zodiac signs associate with them.
Garnet, Hematite, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Malachite, Labradorite, Peridot
Turquoise, Amber, Azurite, Amethyst, Moss Agate, Garnet, fluorite
Amethyst, Fine Agate, Garnet, Pink Tourmaline, Tigers Eye
Turquoise, Amethyst, Jade, Rock Crystal, Bluelace Agate
Agate, Green Obsidian,Jade, Rutilated Quartz
Rose Quartz, Moss Agate, Rhonodite, Malachite
Rhonondite, Pink Quartz, Agate
Onyx, Rock Crystal, Garnet, Fine Agate
Jade, Moss Agate, Jasper
Jade, Green Tourmaline, Bloodstone
Malachite, Agate, Green Tourmaline
Garnet, Malachite, Smokey Quartz
There is a lot of overlap of semi precious stones in the Zodiac. Depending on other aspects in a person’s astrology chart, the choice of stones to wear expands. For example, my sun sign is Capricorn, but the many aspects I have in Aquarius allows me to feel comfortable with semi precious stones for both Zodiac signs. (Aspects in Astrology refer to things such as how the planets react in such things as relationships and work.)
Trust your instinct. If a rock has a good effect upon you, it is probably a good sign regardless of it fitting with your astrological sign. I am still discovering the different qualities of semi-precious stones. And although I offer no guarantee that stones have the same impact on everyone the same. It is worth trying to get stoned without drugs or alcohol!