NICK CRIPPS

Astrology, Crystal work and Homeopathy

Astro-homeopathy

     Understanding

          Your Choices

Healing the past

Balance the present

Embrace your future

 

Astro-homeopathy

Finding your vocation

ARKITEKT

Orthorhombic - structured Crystals

Orthorhombic 'busy, busy, busy . . . agh!'

In Astrology this is shown by the semi-quadrate and semi-square aspect of planets and transits.

 

In Homeopathy the Psoric miasm. Remedies from calc carb, calc sulph to calc ars, Lyc and sulph !

 

Psychology 'my work is never done'. Almost OCD need to keep working - usually for other people.

Orthorhombic crystal personality type

The 'unsung hero", the work-horse, they are 99.9 % reliable - then suddenly it's 'the straw that broke the camel's back'!  They seem to thrive in 'busy, busy, busy', but then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere we have a mutiny on our hands and an impulsive, irresistable need to break-free.

 

Often inconspicuous, they do most of the work in a team, self-sufficient, not dependant on praise or recognition.  They almost fit in too well.  Huge staying power - 'super mum'!  Then in perverse contrast total upheavel and down tools!  On strike!

Of course, you can't easily just go on Strike.  They may well have an accident - break an arm or leg, go skiing and return in a wheel chair, plastered up to their neck.  Or, just break off a relationship, just leave that job, move house - all without the slightest regret or hesitation or, strangely enough, without forethought.

 

Generally, really decent people, they can easily get taken advantage of, without every realising, until one day!!

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

Finding your "creative, resourceful and spiritual" crystals.

Knowing you need an orthorhombic 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. brow - indigo

Orthorhombic crystal, Mohs hardness

2              Stibnite

2              Sulphur

2.5          Abalone, Paua shell

2.5 - 3.5 Diaspore

 

3            Bornite (+cubic)

3 ?         Strontianite

3 ?         Moqui marbles, Limonite balls

 

3 - 3.5  Anhydrite, Angelite

3 - 3.5  Atacamite

3 - 3.5  Barite

3 - 3.5  Celestite

3 - 3.5  Cerussite

 

3 - 4     Onyx marble, Aragonite calcite

3 - 4     Cavansite

3 - 4     Aragonite

3.5       Adamite

3.5       Angelite

Sulphur

Mohs 2

A volcanic yellow, commonly known as 'brimstone'.

<

Abalone shell

Mohs 2.5

Beautiful blue, green irridesence. Often from New Zealand waters

Bornite,

Peacock ore

Mohs 3

Also of 'cubic' structure. Has a metallic purple/ gold lustre

Celestite

Mohs 3 - 3.5

Celestite has an ice-blue inner tinge to it, which is not evident on this photo.

Onyx marble

Mohs 3 - 4

Aka Aragonite Calcite. Is very easily carved into objects like aminal figures

Ammolite Fossil

Mohs 3.5 - 4

Commonly found fossil on the coast

Aragonite 'sputnic'

Mohs 3.5

Named for its distinct stallite formation.

Orthorhombic crystal, Mohs hardness

3.5 - 4     Ammolite fossil

3.5 - 4.5  Variscite

 

4 ?         Lime, Oolite

4 - 4.5   Purpurite

4.5        Conichalite

4.5 - 5   Limonite, Ironstone

4.5 - 5   Geothite quartz, Cacozenite

4.5 - 5   Geothite raw

 

?           Anthophylite

?           Antimonite

?           Hermanov ball (+mono)

?           Hypersthene

 

?           Natrolite

?           Psilomelane

?           Staurolite

 

5          Hemimorphite

5      Pop rocks, Boji's, Pyrite balls

prehnite

Mohs 6 - 6.5

Often more green or yellow, than captured on this photograph

Thulite

Mohs 6 - 6.5

Surprisingly warm and pleasing stone

Tanzanite, blue

Mohs 6 - 6.5

A raw piece. Often crafted into brilliant blue jewellery

Dumortierite

Mohs 7

A soft blue

Orthorhombic crystal, Mohs hardness

5 - 6       Cordierite, Lolite, Dichroite

5 - 6       Cordierite Sunstone

5.5 - 6    Bronzite

 

6             Nuumite

6 - 6.5     Marcasite

6 - 6.5     Prehnite white, green, yellow

6 - 6.5    Tantalite

6 - 6.5    Thulite

6 - 6.5    Tanzanite, blue Zoisite

 

6 - 7        Olivine, Spanish, Peridotite, Dunite

6 - 7        Pallasite, Iron meteorite

6.5 - 7     Peridot-Olivine, Chrysolite

6.5 - 7.5  Andalusite

6.5 - 7.5  Chiastolite

6.5 - 7.5  Zoisite

 

7               Dumortierite

7 - 7.5      Danburite

7.5 - 8.5  Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite

 

8            Topaz blue, golden, white, silver, yellow

8 - 8.5   Chrysoberyl, Cat's eye 'cymophane'

8.5        Chrysoberyl

Topaz - Mohs 8

Three forms of Topaz - white (top), golden or 'Imperial topaz' and blue (right)

Chrysoberyl

Mohs 8.5

The hardest of all the Rhombic crystals

<

<

<

<

DSCN1679 DSCN1680 DSCN1681 DSCN1683 DSCN1684 DSCN1685 DSCN1686 DSCN1688 DSCN1689 DSCN1690 DSCN1691 DSCN1692 DSCN1681

Blue topaz

DSCN1692 DSCN1692 DSCN1690

Aragonite coral

Mohs 3.5

Differing forms of the same substance

<

<

<

<

<