obsidian stone natural background

Obsidian is formed by the quick cooling of volcanic lava in a way that causes it to harden like glass. It is naturally black in color and has a glassy texture. There are several types of Obsidian including snowflake, gold sheen, rainbow, and mahogany.

Obsidian has been around since the beginning of time and was used in a multitude of ways, from jewelry to weapons. It was used to create deadly spears, arrowheads, and other weapons from the Paleolithic Age. But the fascination went beyond the basic utilitarian. It was also coveted by shamans, healers, and stone-age spiritualists. Crystal gazers also craved the stone so they could scry deeper into the spiritual realms.


Healing Properties


This stone is all about stimulating growth, keeping you protected, and connecting with the root chakra. As it penetrates old pain, trauma, and hardship, earth energy shoots through your root chakra, breaking through hard-held barriers.

Obsidian is one of the most protective crystals on the planet, as it keeps your aura safe and protected. This stone can help you overcome your doubts, fears, and anxieties with a sense of hope, and anchors you back to reality. It is a grounding stone deeply rooted in nature. It also acts as a shield against negativity so that you attract positive and kind people into your life.

Obsidian is also a manifestation stone. With Obsidian as your helper, you can reap the happiness of true love, wealth, good health, spiritual wisdom, and life satisfaction.


Different Types of Obsidian


Raw ObsidianThe dark-as-night Black Obsidian is a powerful tool for those seeking protection, grounding, deep-set healing, and truth.



Mahogany Obsidian HeartThe beautifully rich color scheme that ripples through Mahogany Obsidian is known for its fiercely protective powers. For anyone having a vulnerable moment, it can provide you with inner strength in times of need and is said to reduce tension and stress.



rainbow obsidian half moonThe Rainbow Obsidian is a dreamy poetic stone. Like swirling colors in oil, this stone is also used for grounding and centering the wearer. It is also used to keep the root chakra in check. This beautiful stone is said to bring love, joy, and light into your life.



snowflake obsidian tumbledThe Snowflake Obsidian Stone, where dancing patterns of white float beneath the dark surface, is a stone known for its ability to help you shift patterns and comes with all kinds of soothing vibes to temper frayed nerves.



gold sheen obsidian sphereThe Golden Sheen Obsidian is absolutely striking! The beautiful gold sheen is a result of gas getting trapped in the glass as it rapidly solidifies. Also known as the Wizard Stone in ancient times, Golden Sheen Obsidian will help activate your third eye and shines its light on negativity so you move forward with clarity.



Care of Obsidian


To store obsidian, wrap it in a cotton or soft velvet cloth and store it separately from other stones that could possibly create scratches.

You can store this magnificent stone in any place inside your house, but exposing it to sunlight can cause a deeper color display and may fade over time, although its color does not affect its ability to produce energy. Be aware of its color structure or if its color has changed; try to find some more color-safe places to avoid this effect.



Tumbled Carnelian Goddess Elite

What is carnelian?

Carnelian is a chalcedony-based mineral, which ranges in coloration from deep, brown-red to bright orange. While it is normally quite transparent, the banded variety can be much more opaque.

This semi-precious gemstone has a nonmetallic luster, specifically classified as vitreous. This means that unlike some gemstones, which may have pearly or waxy finishes, carnelian generally has a very glossy look, depending on its cut and quality.

Found in multiple countries, including Great Britain, India, Slovakia, Iceland, and Peru– just to name a few. Although this gemstone is fairly common, it is still highly sought after. It has a ranking of 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it very durable, and hence very useful in jewelry making.

Metaphysical Properties

This crystal is fiercely powerful. It promotes vitality, courage, and motivation. Carnelian can help you strengthen your Root and Sacral chakras. These energy centers are associated with physical strength, as well as sexual and emotional healing. This gemstone also helps to boost creativity, which in turn, can help you improve your problem-solving skills. 

The properties can range slightly depending on the coloration of the piece. For example, carnelian that is more pink in appearance is used for improving parent-child relationships. In contrast, carnelian that very red in appearance is used for invigorating the body and the mind.

This is a great stone to pair with rose quartz! When going through a breakup, carnelian and rose quartz together can help you let go and boost self-esteem. This combination can also help you increase fertility and connection with loved ones. 

How to Use Carnelian

A great way to utilise the energy of this stone is by wearing it. You can find pendants, bracelets, and even rings made of carnelian. Or, a great option is to use a jewelry cage and choose your very own piece of tumbled stone.

In healing sessions, you can physically place this crystal on different areas of the body. Doing so will help you target specific areas that you want to focus on.

Place larger pieces around your front door for protection. Doing so with intent can also bring abundance into your life.

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Yellow Crazy Lace Agate

What is Agate?

Simply put, agate is a general term used to describe translucent, chalcedony-based minerals.

But then, what is chalcedony? Chalcedony refers to microcrystalline silica, a chemical compound found in concrete, glass, sand, and other common minerals. In the crystal community, silica-based minerals are broken down into two major categories: agate and jasper. Jaspers are very similar to agates in chemical composition, however, the exact opposite in appearance. Jasper is more opaque.

The History of Agate

Originally, scholars believed this mineral was originally found in Sicily, Italy, sometime during the 3rd-century, BCE. However, this information has been heavily disputed, with many believing it was merely named and classified during this time, not discovered. 

What we know now is that agate was highly prized by primitive peoples. Archaeology shows that during the Stone Age (20,000, BCE), artisans made protective amulets out agate. During the Bronze Age, people within the Indus Valley, located in South Asia, polished it into beads.

Although the Greeks may have greatly valued the gemstone and gave it a proper classification, the value and metaphysical use of agate has existed for far longer, and has a place in a wide variety of cultures across the globe.

Metaphysical Properties

Agate is a grounding and stabilizing stone. Helps to create emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. Also, can help bring to light hidden circumstances, which may be interfering with your well-being. Improves concentration, perception, analytical abilities, and speaking in truth. For those experiencing negative emotions, it can help foster love and heal trauma. In the spiritual realm, this stone raises consciousness and facilitates growth and stability.

When working with agate, you may not experience strong, immediate effects. Instead, you may find that the effects build gradually over time. For those who are sensitive to energy and easily overwhelmed, this stone can be a gentle tool to use! 

Common Varieties

Like Jasper, this stone classification has many different varieties! The following are some of the most common, as well as some of the rare and unique pieces we have here at Goddess Elite!

Money Agate

With all of the calming energies of agate, this variety has an added financial benefit. Helps to manifest abundance, especially in business and financial ventures. Creates a feeling of enrichment and empowerment, which can help you reach your goals and make money through hard work and well-thought out decisions. 

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties. Its energy corresponds to the throat chakra and brings a lovely sense of tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension. It is a soothing and nurturing stone that will bring you calmness and peace of mind.

Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace helps one stay in the present moment, no matter how busy they may be. Enjoy the precious times, not putting all your focus towards things that stress you out! This crystal’s energies are strong and energizing, yet soothing. It vibrates at a lower frequency than other gemstones, providing a feeling of deep peace and grounding.

Moss Agate

Good for emotional balance. If you struggle with intense emotions, especially aggression, moss can help balance the polar energies of your personality. Considered a stone for midwives and helps to lessen pain during childbirth. Creates a perfect atmosphere for abundance. Improves self-esteem and communication. Can help reduce sensitivity to weather changes. 

This variety is often paired with tiger’s eye, citrine, pyrite, and green aventurine. Promotes financial prowess and abundance, so pairing it with other money related crystals can help you manifest more cash-flow!

Flower Agate

Tiny chalcedony inclusions create a flower-like pattern in this beautiful pastel gemstone! It is a crystal that connects the heart and root chakras, so great for inner healing and deep meditation. Helps us to embrace our more sensitive side and come to terms with past traumas, which in doing so, removes negative physical and emotional side effects. Bask in affectionate, soothing energy with this gorgeous stone, filled with pink and cream hues. 

Grape Agate 

A stone of tranquility, with gentle and nurturing energy. Promotes self-confidence and maturity. Activates the third-eye chakra, so great for improving intuition and psychic abilities. Grape promotes mental clarity, which can amplify dreams. This stone is great for healers and practitioners, and overall helps people live at a higher frequency in daily life. 

Grape is a type of purple chalcedony, which grows in a bubble-like pattern. Common colorations vary from lilac to dark purple, with rarer pieces including shades of green or combinations of green and purple together. This mineral is quite rare, as it is only found in Indonesia. 

Evil Eye Goddess Elite item

The evil eye is a symbol with deep history. What is often seen as a basic image has actually been used as a protective talisman for thousands of years.

Over five-thousand years ago, Mesopotamians started carrying clay, eye-shaped talismans in order to ward off others’ ill will. In 1500 BCE, Meditarrians created the iconic blue-eyed glass beads, which are still manufactured to this day. Evil eye symbols hold a place in a variety of cultures. They are especially prominent in the Balkans and West Asia, often associated with India in particular.

The evil eye gets its title from a curse of the same name. Since ancient times, people have believed that others’ cast their bad intent through malevolent stares. This symbol is meant to bring in good luck, while blocking the wearer of negative energy and reflecting it back onto the perpetrator, like a mirror. Depending on the wearer’s intent, the evil eye can be used in a gentle manner, by letting the offender learn and grow from their mistakes.

Often, eye talismans are dark blue in coloration. This practice actually comes from the ancient Egyptians. When glazed mud is baked, high levels of copper and cobalt oxidize, which creates vibrant blue hues. Dark blue eye talismans are associated with karma, calmness, and communication, however as humans’ artistic abilities have grown and changed over time, so has the depiction of ancient symbols. Nowadays, you can find evil eyes in every color!

There are many ways in which you can protect yourself with the evil eye. Wearing jewelry as a daily practice helps you to defend yourself. You can also place talismans in your car, home, and work space. One of our favorite protection items is our exclusive spray, which is a blend inspired by the talisman.

Here at Goddess Elite, we have a wide variety of evil eye items, in-store and online. Find them here!



photo of the mineral selenite in sticks

Selenite is a stone of mental and energetic clarity that is associated with the wind, as well as the third eye, crown, and etheric chakras. It is said to cleanse all negative energies and removes blockages from both physical and etheric bodies. 

Selenite is a form of gypsum and much softer than other healing stones you might have in your collection; because of this, it can easily be scratched and should be kept dry.


The Story Behind Selenite


illustration of Greek moon goddess SeleneSelenite got its name because of its connection with the Moon Goddess, Selene, of Greek Mythology. It was associated with her and powers similar to hers due to its white glow and moon-like nature. 

Selene is an extremely beautiful woman with long hair who wears a crown with a crescent moon on it. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Selene has the power to induce sleep and to give light to the night. She also controls time, and like the moon itself, she is ever-changing.


Emotional Cleansing & Clarity


Selenite’s ability to be a cleanse in all areas of one’s life is spectacular. This crystal should be in every home and workplace.

Use this healing stone when life throws you mixed messages; when you don’t know what step to take next in your work or home life; it starts its healing slowly, first unburdening us by helping us think crystal-clear thoughts.

Selenite helps to dispel confusion, purifies auric fields, eliminates unwanted forces from the home, and promotes a calm mind during meditation. It is thought that Selenite assists us in communication with whatever higher power we seek. It is also used to assist communication with spirit guides. For some, this spiritual communication means deep introspection during times of decision-making and lends itself to help you gain clarity.

It’s a stone that invites you to be open and honest with yourself. Selenite helps us feel liberated by bringing forgiveness to situations that are no longer serving us. Selenite helps us do the emotional work of letting go so that we are able to rise up and embrace our fullest power.


Healing With Selenite


Selenite stone healing properties are connected with our spine, skin, and even our nails. It is said that it can help to realign our vertebrae, help with nail growth and strengthening, as well as keep our skin healthy, hydrated, and clear.

Since it is connected with the moon, and the moon governs the sign of Cancer, it’s only natural that it is a great help for matters of the heart. Its healing properties are strong when it comes to matters of emotions, and it works to help relieve all kinds of emotional stress, strain, and anxiety.

Selenite works especially well when we wear it on our person or when we keep it close at all times, especially when we go to sleep. It is said that people who suffer from insomnia, night terrors, sleep paralysis, and nightmares have slept better and easier when they have a Selenite beneath their pillow.


Cleansing & Charging Selenite


A variety of options exist for Selenite cleansing and charging, but there is one caveat:


Selenite should never be placed in water unless it is your intention to dissolve it.


Selenite does not hold any negative energies and never needs to be charged. You can use this stone to keep the rest of your stone collection charged and free of congested energy. There are bowls, plates, knives, slabs, and wands.

Selenite does not need to be cleansed, but because of its association with the Moon’s energy, many like to give it a boost in the light of a full moon.

Keep a wand of Selenite, along with a stick of Palo Santo near your tarot/oracle/Lenormand cards, especially if you are reading for the public. Clients and others touch the cards and leave residual energies, however, you can keep your cards cleansed and protected just by having these two cleansing pieces on your deck(s) in between readings and when not in use.

Selenite is a universal cleanser. Simply placing your crystals, jewelry, or any objects that need cleansing on a slab will do the trick.


Imbolc Wheel of the Year

A minor Pagan holiday, Imbolc falls halfway between the Winter Solstice (Yule) and the Spring Equinox (Ostara).


After months of turning inward, of hibernation & of rest, life is beginning to stir again. Imbolc marks that moment we say goodbye to the harshest days of winter and welcome the light and warmth to come. Daylight is increasing and spring is in the air. While too early for planting gardens, Imbolc was a time to start thinking about what you wanted to plant and harvest in the coming year. Traditionally, Imbolc begins at sundown on February 1st & continues through February 2nd.

In modern-day living, Imbolc is a great time to reflect and think about where you want to go in the coming months.


Imbolc History and Meaning


Imbolc means “in the belly” and celebrates the pagan Celtic goddess Brigid, who is the goddess of inspiration and creativity, healing, smithcraft, and poetry.

In ancient times, it was celebrated as a time to reaffirm life and start thinking about the coming season.

As Christianity spread from Rome to Northern Europe and the British Isles, Imbolc was adopted as Candlemass and is still celebrated on February 2.



Imbolc Symbols


Deities: Brigid, Aphrodite, Eros, and Hestia

Symbols: candles, cauldron, chalice, cow, sheep, and swan

Colors: White, Red, Pink, and Black

Stones: Amethyst, bloodstone, garnet, onyx, ruby, and turquoise

Foods: Baked goods, winter vegetables, seeds, dried fruit, butter, milk, cheese, lamb, and mutton

Flowers & Plants: Snowdrops, angelica, basil, bay laurel, and celandine


imbolc celebrations wheel of the year

Ways to Celebrate


If you’re waiting patiently for winter to be over so you can get out into nature again and feel the warm sun on your face, Imbolc marks that moment we say goodbye to the harshest days of winter and welcome the light and warmth to come. Since Imbolc occurs during the post-holiday season, it is a great time to embrace simple celebrations.

  • Host a candlelight dinner for a few of your favorite people
  • Decorate your favorite room with candles in the evening
  • Meditate and journal about the things you want to accomplish in the coming year
  • Invoke Brigid for creative inspiration
  • Craft a Brigid’s Cross
  • Burn some red candles
  • Start planting seedlings indoors for your garden 
  • Take some time to go outside and enjoy the lengthening days and increased sunlight


Brightest Imbolc blessings to you!

We at Goddess Elite hope all your plans and dreams come to life and that this year takes you to exciting, powerful places. We have all the tools you need to help you manifest your best life, let us know how we can assist you. 


La Befana Italian Epiphany witch

La Befana, known as the ‘Good Witch of Christmas’, is Italy’s most well-known and interesting Christmas character.


Who is La Befana?


La BefanaIn Italian folklore, La Befana is the old lady who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy. Her name may have come from the festival of Epiphany or even from the Roman goddess, Strina, who presided over the New Year’s gifts.

Another popular fairytale version, the story says that the three Wise Men stopped to get directions and invited the old woman, who resembled a Strega, (a witchy woman), to join them on their journey to bring gifts to Baby Jesus. She initially refused, due to being too busy with housework, but then tried to follow them. Unable to find Jesus, the kind-hearted Befana gave the toys to other children.

Other stories suggest that this folktale may actually date back to the Roman Pagan Festival of Saturnalia, the multiple week festival starting just before the Winter Solstice. At the end of Saturnalia, Romans would go to the Temple of Juno on the Capitoline Hill to have their fortunes read by an old crone. This story most likely evolved into the tale of La Befana.



La Befana and The Feast of Epiphany


The Feast of the Epiphany, an important post-Christmas date on the Christian calendar, is celebrated on January 6 as a national holiday in Italy.

The tradition of La Befana, who arrives on the night before Epiphany, plays a big part in this celebration.

This holiday also marks the end of Christmas festivities in Italy, after which the children go back to school, the adults go back to work, and the Christmas decorations all come down.

The Feast of the Epiphany commemorates the twelfth day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus.


But for Italian children, it’s the day when they finally get their holiday presents!


La Befana arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal (usually a sweet candy, like black licorice) for the bad children. 

Children are not allowed to see La Befana because the parents need the children in bed while they put out the gifts, sweep the floors, and drink the wine on the eve of the Feast of Epiphany. 

Normally there are many local festivals throughout Italy celebrating La Befana – however, with Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns currently in effect throughout Italy, there will be none this year. 



hekates night goddess of witches

Night of Hekate


Hekate (also spelled ‘Hecate’) is the Greek Goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, the underworld, and childbirth.


Hekate's night November 16She is the goddess of the three paths, goddess of the crossroads, both physical and spiritual. As a Triple Goddess, Hekate rules the realms of Earth, Sea, and Sky, the conjunction of past, present, and future, as well as the Moon, Earth, and Underworld.

Hekate is considered by many as the protectress of the oppressed, the marginalized, and witches. As the Goddess of the in-between, the liminal spaces, the boundaries, and the transitional times of life including birth and death, she carries a torch for illumination. This illumination is not just of the dark, but of our personal pathways, especially our shadow side, guiding us through our choices at the crossroads and the path we eventually choose.

Hekate’s time is that of the Dark Moon, the time of release and renewal.

She is also honored on the 30th of each month, at the Dark Moon, and at the beginning of sunset on November 16th (and until sunset the next day) each year, known as The Night of Hekate.


Hekate’s Night Ritual


Hekate’s ancient devotees held dinners in her honor known as Hekate Suppers.

On Hekate’s Night, food offerings consisting of any of the following that Hekate (and her dogs) love are served:

  • wine
  • honey
  • crescent-shaped bread and pastries
  • eggs
  • garlic
  • fish
  • mushrooms


These offerings of food are both consumed by those celebrating and left out by the front door (the “crossroad” between indoors and outdoors, between one’s private space and public spaces) or at a crossroad, on a (perishable) plate or flat stone, as an offering to Hekate as she roamed the Earth by night with her sacred dogs, and to invite her blessings for those who dwell inside.

Make your invocation and petition, this is a good time to ask for her assistance to release something from your life, and then walk away without looking back. Encountering or hearing a dog is an indication that your petition has been heard by Hekate and her sacred dogs.

On this night, it is good to acknowledge Hekate’s strength. Recognize her as the ultimate protector of all realms of existence.


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stones & grids for prosperity

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It can be disheartening when that happens. Have you considered the power that grids and stones have when it comes to you becoming prosperous? Chances are you have not.

We all need tools to help us when we are going after something. This is why you need to know about the best stones and grids for prosperity and abundance. Let’s talk about the grid first.

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