Notes From Austin’s Crystal Whisperer

Chrysocolla & Earth Hour

In keeping with our article last month, the color Gold assisting with the energies of 2024…



March brings to mind leprechauns, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and on of my favorite Earth crystals, Chrysocolla (gold glue).

The alchemy definition would be materials used for soldering gold and certain gold alloys.

As a crystalline mineral Chrysocolla,  a soul supporter, brings peace and calming effects and a sense of independent strength. This crystal helps one move away from personality and connect deeply with the higher self. It lessens judgement encouraging compassion for those who create conflict in your life.

Chrysocolla is also a great energizer for the physical body.

Earth hour started in 2007 by switching off the lights as a global symbol of support for the planet and the environmental issues we face. More than 15 years later the tipping point arrived, and by 2030 the possibility of exceeding the     1.5° C limit set by the Paris Climate Agreement is a current reality in just 6 short years. It goes without saying that NOW is a critical time to make global changes supporting our home.

Annual Earth Hour

A few additional suggestions to spend the hour on March 23, 2024.

  • During the hour look around your home and see if you have any older appliances that can be updated to a more energy efficient model.
  • Check all of your devices and switch to ‘dark mode or eco mode’ for the hour to free up energy you didn’t even realize you were consuming.
  • Get dirty. Plant a tree or your own vegetables.
  • About 1/3 of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions is produced from our global food system. Choose foods with a low impact on the environment or purchase from companies with planet-friendly practices and cook a dish to enjoy during the hour.
  • Host quiz night and during the hour see how many facts your friends and family know about our planet and the plants and animals that share our home.


2024 Crystals Helpers & Color

I like to tune in each year to see which crystals would like to assist with the upcoming year and lately, I have taken to receiving a color for the year.

This year was a bit different. I have been told the year is starting later energetically and the extra time it took to receive the Crystals this year was no exception.

Another 2024 difference occurred when the Guides kept highlighting crystals that are rare and expensive until I explained that it is difficult for those of us on Earth to obtain crystals that are considered “rare” and to please offer more common alternatives.

2024 has a strong emphasis on restoring your Soul, and the Ultimate Level of Abundance, “Your Soul’s Purpose” the work/plans our Soul brought with us. Every crystal that stepped forward offered to work with the Soul in order to strengthen our growth and evolution.

Crystal choices to help us navigate the 2024 energies…


Brandenburg – Carries the imprint of your Soul and moves you forward on your Soul’s path. To find the Brandenburg unique to you, call for it before you start looking.

Hackmanite- Connects the higher self to the physical plane acting as a cosmic anchor while integrating the light body attuning spiritual gifts to the present moment. Assists in being your true self.

Girasol-Blue Opal-Enhances communication between Soul Groups showing the benefit in the present life.

Tangerine Dream Lemurian- Activates Soul-based creativity. Balances the Spiritual Blueprint to create space for the higher vibrational light body.

More Easily Obtained

Uncut/Raw Sapphire. Pink Sapphire- Attract all you need to evolve. Blue Sapphire encourages you to seek your spiritual truth.

Septarian – Great to work with your personal dragon. If you desire to meet your personal dragon place a Septarian on your third eye during meditation.

Bloodstone- Assists in bringing spirituality into everyday life. Helps to live in the moment and understand that chaos precedes transformation.

Celestite- The crystal of the Angels. It creates a sanctuary for your Soul and offers a safe space to explore your higher self and learn the wisdom of the Divine.

Smokey Quartz- Teaches one how to leave behind anything that no longer serves. *Make sure you choose a stone that has not been artificially irradiated (typically very black and non-transparent).

***As always make sure you cleanse and clear any crystal before working with it.

2024 Color – Gold

The Gold card from the deck half appeared when I first tuned in and I thought, “No gold is too obvious for the level of abundance appearing this year,” so I put it back and tried again. The next time the card jumped out and fell on the floor. Okay, all resistance stops now! I laughed aloud thanking the Guides for making it clear.

“Gold Provides clarity in decision making, attracting abundance, expanding awareness and clearing a path toward Soul wisdom and knowledge.” The Secret Language of Color cards by Inna Segal/

Activate abundance by focusing on sending golden light into each palm and your heart.


Life is a balancing act between work, home, money, health, relationships, and the added task of creating/taking part in that special ambiance and meaningful moments society attributes to the picture of the perfect holiday season.

Our diets go out the window as we indulge in special holiday delicacies, the tasks of preparing our space to create that beautiful holiday look, finding just the right gift for the special people in our lives, and finding increased extra time in our full calendars for family and friends all contribute.

Balance, the fine line between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects in our lives becomes an elusive quality during this hectic time of year.

Many famous quotes speak of simplicity as the key to balance in life. Others state the fact that you don’t always need to be getting stuff done/Lori Deschene.

One of my favorite methods to let go during the holidays & connect to the wonder of the season is to take a moment to stare at a candle, firelight, or holiday light flame.

If using the candle flame, breathe deeply feeling your breath for a moment, next place a crystal in front of the flame to connect to the that crystal and explore what that particular crystal has to offer.

Green Aventurine is the stone of the physical body, rose quartz the stone of the emotional body, blue sodalite the mental body, and purple amethyst the stone of the spiritual body. Focus with these four stones to balance “The Master Blueprint” that each Soul possesses. If you desire to delve deeper find a crystal healer that can offer the Four-Color Healing technique to balance your energy or try a Chakra balancing to keep your Chakras, the centers for Divine communication, clear and balanced.  

The Shadow Side

It is that time, one of my favorite times of the year, October and Halloween. Children and adults alike are preparing to show their inner persona by following the custom of choosing the perfect Halloween costume. A disguise that often represents who they secretly believe themselves to be representing an inner or shadow side as well as the light side. October is the month when it is acceptable for both sides to come out and play.

Debbie Ford in her book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers discusses the healing power of embracing your shadow side in a balanced way, and we know this instinctively as children especially at Halloween.

Children become their Halloween costume knowing that deep down inside they desire certain qualities that character has to offer, for example, power and recognition among other shadow gifts. Children also understand intuitively that when needed being a mummy, the Hulk, or a princess would bring balance and wholeness to their life.

So go ahead, have fun choosing the perfect Halloween costume and even consider working with some of the crystals below as you greet, accept, and strengthen the balance between your shadow and light qualities.                                                                                                   

Shadow Side Crystals~

  • Covellite- Supports intention, integrating shadow traits, and meeting your Karma.
  • Black or Brown Flint- Accepting and finding the gift within your shadow side.
  • Peach Selenite- Accepting your shadow side to expand self-awareness.
  • Morion Quartz- exploring the shadow and its gifts.
  • Phantom Quartz- Reconciles the shadow qualities and integrates the gifts.

Divine Timing

Recently, I became inspired by a post about not being so hard on ourselves from Bridgette Parent in her group,
Time and time again this has come up when I have been doing a reading with a client and the overwhelming feeling & message for each… “Just Be, It’s that simple you don’t need to take any specific action or search for what you should be doing and/or when you should do it, Just Be! Your Soul being present and here in this moment is all that is necessary.” Maybe the direction/question is “How do I allow my Soul to come through and show up as I move through this lifetime?”.
I listened to a country song this morning and one line haunted me at 23 the singer had mastered and become his best drinker but at 24 he would be gone. Finally, he reached the point where he was questioning if the action he had taken in his life to this point had been the best for his Soul and the work he was here to do as well as how he might change course but without the 23 years he would not have reached this moment. Naturally, he wished this moment would have come much earlier in life but we all have Free Will which creates “Life”.
In this moment are you ready to connect with your Soul, and discover if you are letting yourself “Just Be” to do your Soul’s work or if the next step is to change course?


7 Planets In Retrograde During August/September 2023!

7 planets in retrograde and one continuing into 2024 you might feel like hiding out this year.

Retrogrades have always had a bad reputation spelling chaotic challenging times in life but wait let’s look at the gift of planetary retrogrades.

  • Do the follow-ups on a project already started.
  • Wrap up or complete a project already started.
  • Research a new project thoroughly.
  • Catch up on paperwork.
  • Hold an information sharing meeting.
  • Enjoy a friend or colleague’s wacky sense of humor instead of trying to communicate something.
  • Change your daily routine.
  • Focus on your commitment to self-care.
  • A chance to slow down and reap the healing benefits that particular planetary retrograde offers.
  • Time for change or a new concise direction toward the life you desire to create.

Mercury began Wednesday, August 23rd and is in Retrograde until Friday, September 15, 2023. Travel, transportation, communication and technology.

      • Try to avoid signing any legal documents or starting a project involving communication, closing a deal or making a big decision, fixing anything or installing new software, and finish that computer back up you have been putting off ahead of the retrograde.
      • Affected the Most: Gemini & Virgo.
      • Crystals to work with- Blue Lace Agate, Black Tourmaline, Black Orgonite, Shungite, Black Kyanite, Turquoise.

Venus began July 22nd and is in Retrograde until Sunday, September 3, 2023. Boundaries- personal, self-love, outlook on life and your appearance & vitality.                                                  

Signs Affected the Most: Taurus, Libra, Leo, & Aquarius.

        • Crystals to work with- Hiddenite (rare green North Carolina stone), Ruby Fuchsite, or the pinks- Pink Rhodolite, Pink Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Mangano/Pink Calcite, Pink Kunzite.*See ACW website article Finding Your Pink.

Saturn began June 17th and is in Retrograde until Saturday, November 4, 2023. Boundaries-career, spiritual review, paying back Karmic debts, commitment to rituals and self-care.

Signs Affected the Most: Capricorn, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, & Pices.

          • Crystal to work with- Hematite, Citrine, Amethyst, Snowflake Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Howlite.

Neptune began July 1st is in Retrograde until Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Profound healing opportunities, creativity, intuition & spiritual connection heightened if open.

Signs Affected the Most: All Star Signs.

      • Crystal to work with- Clear Quartz, Selenite, Labradorite, Amethyst, Celestite, Apophyllite.

Pluto began May 1st and is in Retrograde until Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Deep instinct and change/changes in the home. Reclaim your personal power and prioritize purpose driven actions.

Signs Affected the Most: All Star Signs.

        • Crystal to work with- Moonstone, Moldavite, Agate, Bloodstone, Snow Quartz, Chrysocolla.

Chiron began on July 19th and is in Retrograde until Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Highlights wellness, daily rituals, & core wounds tied to personality. Shining a light on harmful lifestyle patterns that may be creating a poor relationship between you and your body.

Signs Affected the Most: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.

        • Crystal to work with- Clear Quartz, Green Aventurine, Fluorite, Amphibole Quartz, Orange Calcite, Epidote.

Jupiter began on September 5th and is in Retrograde until Sunday, December 31, 2023. What values are important to you and align your goals with them one small thing at a time.

Affected the Most: Taurus and Sagittarius.

        • Crystal to work with- Yellow Sapphire, Blue Apatite, Smokey Quartz, Bumble Bee Jasper, Mookaite, Tiger’s Eye.

Uranus began on August 29th and is in Retrograde until Saturday, January 27th, 2024. What is not working in your day to day life? Identify routines that are not working and make a change.

Affected the Most: All Star Signs.

        • Crystal to work with- Sodalite, Rutilated Quartz, Carnelian, Sunstone, Red Jasper, Malachite (toxic, use polished form only).


Map Courtesy of Wikipedia

Origin: Africa, the closest area to the original ancient location in the present time is around the upper edge of Mozambique between Malawi and Zimbabwe possibly touching the bottom edge of Zambia.


Above Photos © Zee

ROBLES~ This is slightly similar in our current language to the name of this ancient rock/tool. It is odd to think of Sanskrit as a modern language however, this culture does. Its name bears some resemblance to certain Sanskrit symbols and is very boxy in appearance. I was led to draw a very linear name. The name also consists of elements of Sacred Geometry. Later this was confirmed in the photos on the left drawn by the miner, Zee who assisted Mother Earth in the birth of this awesome discovery. Again, this is as far as we can go in our more modern language.

Photo © Dianna, Austin’s Crystal Whisperer

Earth is the planet all Starseed beings come to learn about emotion (We are all Starseed decedents). It was very important to this culture who created the rock to have a record of what they were learning and to preserve it for future light beings.

Think of this rock as a tool for encoding early forms of emotion as they were experienced. A historical record in journal form so to speak. Emotion was seen as a geographical reference in those times.  Often when you hold one of these crystals you will experience the translation of the geographical location where that emotion was experienced when the crystal was created. This culture had a form of travel that was in the moment and they were a mecca for visitors from other cultures so the environment they created was a place to exchange ideas & knowledge as well this tool.

Healing comes when working with this crystal in the form of remembering the past in order to create universal oneness in the present. A few Masters/Guides have studied these crystals as a form of philosophy when beginning their path in order to better assist those they offer guidance. In this way, certain Masters will come to you when working with this crystal.

This is not a crystal to work with in a rush. In the beginning, you will find its energy slow and quiet. After all, it is just now discovering a voice after a very long time. Moving forward it will be interesting to see if the connection quickens, and how it begins to work with our present life moment. It was no accident that this crystal was discovered when we need it most as we move into the new Earth.

By Dianna, Austin’s Crystal Whisperer on October 23, 2021




2019 Crystal Helpers

Crystals to assist with 2019:

1. Amber~ Crystal communicated that downloads have what could be described as a type of “nerve ending”. Amber will coat/insulate those “nerve endings” attached to the downloads in order to promote a smoother assimilation of the information brought to us in 2019.

2. Moonstone~ Crystal communicated that it assists with learning/mastering a fourth year skill we are bring back into consciousness. Moving safely with ease into and back out of portals (work often done in our dreams but available to accomplish anytime). *During this shift in our evolution toward becoming bio-crystalline we are re-learning skills. The prior 3 years centered on the “Tele’s” or Telepathy, Tele Transformation/Transportation, Telekinesis.

Finding Your Pink…Emotional Body Maintenance

2018, the year of the emotional body! As this year ends, many are feeling a huge rush of last minute need to clear the emotional issues that continue to present themselves for healing as we rapidly move toward 2019.

Often the questions posed this year during a crystal reading/personal shopping session centered around the heart chakra and relationships. Sitting surrounded by crystals, Spirit shared a tool for working with those emotional heart chakra concerns called, “Finding Your Pink”.

We each have four bodies that create our master blueprint; the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental. As DaEl Walker states, “entering the seven octaves of human existence has affect…lessening of perfection of the original Master Blueprint”.

Rose Quartz

It is important to find your pink and have that crystal on hand for those times when we need to heal & bring balance to our emotional body. If additional support is needed, a DaEl Walker trained crystal healer can provide a technique called the Four Color Healing Process restoring the “Master Blueprint of the Perfect Cell Memory”.

Pink Kunzite Wand

When I am feeling out of balance emotionally, I grab my cleared/cleansed pink kunzite wand, activate it, and place it on my heart. I feel such a sense of peace when it finishes the work, and when I remove the crystal it is warm or even very hot to the touch.


The “Pinks” seem to have a hierarchy increasing in frequency;  Rose Quartz, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite, Pink Tourmaline, then Mangano/Pink Calcite, and finally Pink Kunzite.

Pink Halite.

Pink  Dolomite

Mango  Calcite



We can work with all of them however, everyone has their “core pink” which connects with that soul’s emotional body.

Pink Tourmaline

Locate all of these crystals in a crystal store, and “BE” with each one. As you hold the crystal  become aware of which one resonates with you the most. It could be anything that comes into your awareness a feeling of warmth/cool, tingling, a knowing, a pulsing, a feeling of peace etc.

Often it is a very subtle difference between the pinks, but there is always one that you have a stronger connection with and that is your “core pink”. Keep it in a special place away from a lot of energy/traffic. A crystal altar is a good space to place your crystal, so it is ready for the next wave of emotional intensity in your life.


Dianna, Austin’s Crystal Whisperer                                                                                     12/3/2018


Spring Forward!

A Note From Austin’s Crystal Whisperer:

This year more than ever I am feeling time speeding up. I thought last year went quickly but did we even have January & February this year before it was time once again to set the clocks an hour ahead? Anyone else noticing the loss of a 24 hour day? We no longer experience 24 hours in a day even though the world is still operating in that old time paradigm. More than ever this year I am hearing, “I just don’t seem to accomplish what I used to in a day”. “I wake up & evening arrives before I know it”.

I have also noticed an interesting pattern in the crystal store lately. Selenite & other meditative, intuitive, third eye stones have become much more popular this year. Now of course the obvious is that a wonderful increase in those who are awakening is occurring in even greater numbers than 2014 which in my experience is very true. Another likelihood, a rise in the knowing that now more than ever we need to heal our issues, and keep our aura/energy cleansed & clear to deal with the constant energy shifts (Selenite wands & regular energy balancing/healing are favorite tools for the toolkit).

Let us consider a more subtle possibility as to the increased interest in crown chakra/third eye/heart chakra crystals like Selenite, Labradorite, or for those partial to the angelic kingdom, Celestite; TIME. Are we feeling that time is more than minutes, hours, days, years etc.? Instead, could the old paradigm of “time” be replaced by the reality of connection in the universe or being in the moment in turn drawing us to crystal tools that assist in this shift? Not what we accomplish in a day (multi-tasking to make the most of 24 hours) but the quality of how we accomplish or react to the day (intuitive/heart centered reaction)? Is the illusion we call “time” sped up or are we feeling the increase of intensity? Doe s intensity create a shorter, day, month, year making those awakened/awakening drawn to the necessity of intuitive tools & skills?

As stated before amplified energy & emotional shifts as well as powerful eclipse, equinox, & solstice dates will increase in 2015. The beginning of this year has been no exception.  This would be a good year to experiment with the Young Living Emotional Release Technique or work on an individual basis with the essential oil, Present Time. In any case, make sure you at least keep handy the essential oil, Joy.

In the Crystal Realm, the request is to highlight, Mangano or Pink Calcite as helpful in dealing with the amplified emotional energy shifts of 2015. Connecting to the angelic realm, it has a gentle heart-centered energy that brings a sigh/deep breath of release from fear, grief, trauma, stress, & feelings of being not good enough. Holding or placing on the heart returns balance to your personal power. Mangano Calcite allows access to a whole team of angels cheering you on, and bringing that peaceful feeling, “all is as it should be in this moment”.

Blessings,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dianna