NICK CRIPPS

Astrology, Crystal work and Homeopathy

Astro-homeopathy

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          Your Choices

Healing the past

Balance the present

Embrace your future

 

Astro-homeopathy

Finding your vocation

ARKITEKT

Monoclinic - structured Crystals

Monoclinic is a gradual collapse

In Astrology this is shown by the Quintile aspect of planets and transits.

 

In Homeopathy the Tubercular miasm including the insects, spiders, birds, Phos and Silicea.

 

In Psychology a romantic attitude, a need to travel and leave this situation behind. I do not feel that I possess the resources to carry on - alone.

Monoclinic crystal personality type

This crystal structure is like coastal errosion.  Innitially, a strong impulse to resist, then a small weakness leads to a complete collapse.  Reguardless of their innate skills and talents, these people need propping-up, safeguarded, encouragement.  They do not possess the ability to 'weather the storm', or to 'go it alone'.

 

Being alone means weakness to them. Adversity, loss and grief - especially of a spouse or supportive parent hits them very hard and they see no point in continuing their own unique

creative, and often artistic, way of life.

This inability to overcome loss or grief brings a nostalgia that colours everthing they now do.  Things will never be the same again.  This clinging to the past undermines any attempt to do anything new, or worse, to adapt to their changed circumstances.  They begin to waste away.

 

Unable to trust in their own resources they postpone until tomorrow. They overly rely on others and enjoy the luxury of a strong spouce .

The result of all this is . . .

Moh's hardness scale for rocks and crystals

The hardness or softness of a rock/mineral is rated on the Moh scale from 1 to 10.  1 being very soft and 10 very hard.  Ten specific minerals and gemstones define this scale, and feature in the puemonic: 'The Geologist Can Find An Ordinary Quartz (that) Tourists Call Diamond'.

 

Thus: 1 Talc,  2 Gypsum, 3 Calcite,  4 Fluorite,  5 Apatite,  6 Orthoclase Feldspar, 7 Quartz,  8 Topaz,  9 Corundum (ruby, sapphire) 10 Diamond

Astro-homeopathy analagy to the Moh scale.

Simplifying the Moh hardness/softness scale to -

1 - slight but often,  4 - moderate and alternating

7 - strong and forceful, 10 - intense, profound, consumed

Alabaster

Mohs 1.5

Is a fine crystaline calcium sulphate, with the look of Turkish delight!

Finding your "creative, resourceful and spiritual" crystals.

Knowing you need an monoclinic crystal structure use the Mohs hardness scale to direct you to a specific crystal. If more one crystal is that hard, refer to the chakra colour of your "block" ie. lower heart - green

Monoclinic crystal, Mohs hardness scale

3.5        Howlite

3.5 - 4  Malachite

3.5 - 4   Stillbite, zeolite

3.5 - 4   Heulandite

3.5 - 4   Azurite

3.5 - 6   Eilate stone

 

4.5        Conichalcite

5           Charoite

5 - 5.5   Datolite

5 - 6      Aegrine

5 - 6      Lazulite

5 - 6      Nephrite

 

5 - 6.5  Chloromalanite

5 - 6.5  Chrome diopside

5 - 6.5  Diopside

5 - 6.5  Galaxyite

5 - 7.5      Aplite, feldspar quartz

5.5           Agrellite

5.5 - 6     Actinolite white & black

5.5 - 6.5 Opal green, nontronite

 

6            Jade, Lavender jade, purple Jadeite

6 ?         Orthoclase feldspar

6            Moonstone feldspar

6 - 6.5   Clevelandite

6 - 6.5   Petalite

 

6 - 7      Epidote

6 - 7      Unakite, Epidote-feldspar

6 - 7      Epidote, Snowflake

6 - 7      Glaucophane garnet

6.5 - 7   Hiddenite, spodumene

6.5 - 7   Kunsite, spodumene

 

7        Ajoite

7        Epidote quartz

7        Jamesonite quartz

8.5    Cat's eye quartz, Aqualite, Schiller quartz

Monoclinic crystal, Mohs hardness scale

Monoclinic crystal, Mohs hardness scale

1 - 1.5   Sphene, Titanite

1 - 1.5   Steatite, Talc

1 - 4      Seraphinite

1 - 5      Chlorite

 

1.5 - 2  Vivianite

1.5 - 2  Alabaster, gypsum, sand/desert rose

2          Angel's wing (selenite)

2          Selenite, gypsum fibre

 

2 - 3.5  Fuchsite - chrome mica

2 - 3.5  Muscovite mica

2 - 4     Chrysocolla

2 - 4     Chrysocolla-chalcedony, gem silica

2 - 5.5  Fuchsite Kyanite

 

2.5 - 3.5 Lepidolite mica

2.5 - 4   Chrysotile

3            Angel's wing (calcite)

3            Septarian

 

3 - 4?   Glauconite sandstone

3 - 4.5  Serpentine, China jade

                  "    Chita + Chromite

                  "     Silver eye + asbestos

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Desert Rose Mohs 1.5 - 2

Gypsum, also called Sand rose

Selenite

Mohs 2

A fibrous form of calcium sulphate, can also be blue.

Lepidolite, Mica Mohs 2.5 - 3.5

Top: mica in a bed of quartz. Left: Lepidolite, shiny, silvery thin sheets.

Stillbite Mohs 3.5 - 4

Pyramid form, also in yellow, white, pink, red and brown.

Feldspar

Mohs 5 - 6

Glistens when wet, very common rock

Serpentine Mohs 3 - 4.5

An endless variety of green stones.

Kunsite

Mohs 6.5 - 7

Has the look of ice with a delicate pink hue

Charoite Mohs 5

A crystal infused with a delicate purple colouration

Howlite - Mohs 3.5

A white, dark-streaked stone - often dyed blue to mimic Turquoise in jewellery

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Angelwing calcite Mohs 2

A delicate, fragil 'feathery' crystal

Chrysocolla Mohs  2 - 5

Both raw and polished stones

Muscovite mica Mohs 2 - 3.5

Transparent with perfect cleavage, can be sliced into "panes of glass".

Malachite

Mohs 3.5 - 4

Tumble and raw crystals, both with the copper-green colouring

Azurite

Mohs 3.5 - 4

Raw stone and crystal.  Vivid azure blue, with hints of green copper

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Jade - Mohs 6

A raw crystal and a green tumble stone Jade often feels cold to the touch

Nephrite Jade - Mohs 5 - 6

Often in a kidney-shaped smooth crystal

Moonstone - Mohs 6

Three different forms of moonstone. Above right, raw and tumble. Left: two tumble stones.

Unakite, Epidote-feldspar - Mohs 6 - 7

A very common and 'warm' stone.

Epidote  Mohs 6 - 7

Raw green crystal

Orthoclase Mohs 6

Transparent like quartz