This is a 7.8 oz, 3.2” by 2.2” by 2” crystal from Inner Mongolia that has the most astounding characteristics! She is a cluster of cathedral library points that have been called “artichoke” because of their appearance … like a fat, ready-to-eat artichoke. Her base shows an inclusion of hematite and specular hematite adds glitter in areas. The main terminations of each artichoke are tessin-looking and they have a grayish appearance but aren’t smoky. She is a gorgeous and sparkly Spirit with a few tiny dings … she is ready to assist her forever Keeper!
This week, there seems to be a profusion of crystals that have come forward for balance and this is yet another. She has an earthy-earthy feel and yet she compels you to not live in the physical alone – without the Spiritual aspects, we do not advance in this life’s expression. But, without the life’s expression, the psyche is trapped into reliving the same lesson, lifetime after lifetime. This Spirit encourages her Keeper to explore all that this earth has to offer – to savor the wonder of waterfalls, the mystery of the rainforest, the compulsion of the sea, the paradox of the mountains and the infinite expression of all life forms. To eat an artichoke, you peel off the leaves, one by one, eating the small portion at the base of the leaf, until you reach the “choke” and the heart. The heart is rich and wonderful and the choke is nearly inedible – symbolic of each of our “searches” in life – we will always find chokes and hearts, but must learn to extract what we need and get to the heart. In knowing what is truly in the heart, we bridge the physical and the Spiritual and can make that important integration. This Spirit is an important new class of crystalline Spirits appearing now to help each of us in our own personal quests. Is she right for you?
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Unusual and Incredible, Inedible Artichoke Quartz Cluster