When I unwrapped these from my supplier, fresh from Brazil, I was simply overcome! Each shipment of Blue Tara quartz has been different, yet similar in energy! The steel-blue color within the quartz comes from riebeckite inclusions and this wonderful cluster actually has some of the orange riebeckite (it comes in blue and orange) where her large, main point actually penetrates a student at a right angle to her. Her back is blue sand and you will see more sand in her crevices where the riebeckite has etched and growth interfered her. She is a wonderful study in contrasts and some of her students are curved while others are castled and still others are elestial! She is a wonderful, 9.3 oz, small altar size and measures 4.6” by 2.4” by 2.6” … a very rare beauty.
In Tibetan tradition, there is a Green Tara and a White Tara with Green Tara protecting Earth and White Tara protecting long life and peace. Tara, whose name means “star”, is further the equivalent of a female Buddha. Now, this crystal is blue not green, and she feels like a different aspect of Earth – the oceans. Earth is more ocean than land, so it’s particularly suiting that Blue Tara also represents the Earth. And further, her ice blue color brings in the energies of the Arctic regions. Beyond her other energies, she offers to her Keeper a wonderful way to work with the energies of the Earth and contribute to the repair of the damage humans have done.
Cradle this Spirit in a hand and immediately, you will feel yourself surrounded by a halo of energy and there will be a fragrance, somewhat like lily-of-the-valley; sweet, clear and heady. In her is love and compassion, understanding and knowing. She clears away pretense and pain, opening your heart and your mind to her protection and guidance. It is said that Green Tara offered protection to those incarcerated during the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Blue Tara offers protection to the Oceans and Oceanic Ice and those born of the Water Signs. The Celts also have a Tara, the Fins have Tar, the Egyptians, Ishtar and the Cheyenne have Star Woman - all Tara. She is all cultures, all races and all women. Work with her in celebration of peace, protection and all that is life and life-giving – she is astounding!
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Etched Blue Tara Quartz Cluster, Blue Sand - Goddess of Peace and Protection