Monday 3 May 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #123 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Crystal of the Week PLUS **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What Is Sunstone Good For?

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Welcome to the start of another fun-packed week at BBHQ, and today we're continuing our crystal journey today, and this week, we've got a lovely gemstone to share as Sally asked us; what is Sunstone good for? 

Crystal of The Week


What is sunstone good for?

Sunstone is a beautiful crystal in varying tones of yellows, oranges and browns. It can be an opaque or a translucent stone, and is usually filled with little white iridescent flashes as mew move it in the light; similar to labradorite stones, although no quite as showy.

They come in polished tumbled stones or raw unpolished specimens, either are lovely.Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® #123 Crystal of The Week - Sunstone

We have a beautiful large palm stone and a couple of smaller polished tumbles at BBHQ, and Melvyn did make us laugh as it was quite a cold day when we took this picture and he said, "If it's a sunstone, then it must be warm so I'll just snuggle in bed with it and stay warm."  And that's the last we saw of it for a while! MOL

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #123 Melvyn Inspecting the Sunstone

 Anyhoo, let's hop right in and tell mew a little about the gem lore surrounding these stunning crystals. These crystals have a lovely energy to them and supposedly bring more joy into your life, so the name is really fitting, as when the sun shines we all feel better.

It is purrportedly a crystal that assists in heightening intuition and aids in allowing the true self to shine brightly. So if mew're in need of a little confidence boost, this may help.

Sunstone as its name suggests is said to be a great facilitator to connect to all things light and spiritual; including being a supurr cleanser of the light body and aura, it is suggested that it can clear all the chakra's, so can be placed on all chakra points with equal success. And if mew're looking for a specific chakra point; the solar plexus would be a great one to start with, and that's found between the ribcage and belly button.

In other texts we've read, it said it's a really good stone for facilitating self-empowerment and adding strength and self-sufficiency to your life. So if mew feel these are areas that mew need to wurk on, this could be the stone for mew.

Another supposedly beneficial attribute is that it can aid in lifting a low mood, especially during the winter months, when sunlight is in short supply and can encourage a more pawstive or optimistic approach to things, increasing interest or enthusiasm where there's a lack.
All in all this a superb crystal for bringing a lightness, vitality and feel-good factor into your home and purrsonal space, and if mew're looking for a great crystal to meditate with, this is one of them.

Mew can also get lovely jewellery made from sunstone; the P.A. did purchase a couple of unset sunstones on one of her trips to Peru, and she had them set into earrings. She's been meaning to buy some faceted beads as she'd like to make a bracelet.

If mew're looking for an uplifting stone to add to your collection, this would be a purrfect addition.

Many thanks for emailing us Sally, and we hope that answered your question.

 If mew have any crystal questions; email us, DM us or ask us in the comments below.

To check out last weeks Crystal of the Week, click the link: Spirit Quartz.

(disclaimer; we are not health or medical practitioners, all crystal info is purely for entertainment purposes only.) 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.
Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #123 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... we really liked the aqua tones, paired with the pinky-berry shades. We think it looks purretty cool.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #123 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - warm stones. 

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On that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're here with Part 6 of our ultra thrilling, action-adventure; Fast, Furry & Dangerous, and if mew've missed any episodes so far, click here.

Also, it was Smooch's 10th birthday on Caturday, there's a pawty still raging in the bunker, so if mew want to go and join in and/or enter the giveaway, just click the link.

So we hope to see mew on Wednesday, until then...

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Epically chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. That really is pretty and I don't remember ever seeing that one.

  2. Sunstones sure are beautiful...almost as beautiful as your Mandala!!

  3. Awww, Melvyn is right about snuggling with the sunstone. Adorable shot.

    I love the coloring, but you know how I love the breathing exercises. Smooch does it right.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. I'm going to need to make a list of the stones and crystals that I need!

  5. I love those sunstones, and the mandala is lovely - and my favorite breathing coach Smooch I love to bits!

  6. We really love the sunstone and that is one pretty Mandala

  7. The sunstone is lovely, and Melvyn is cute snuggling with it.

  8. Sunstone is beautiful. I have never heard of it before. Nice mandala too..Thank you. XO

  9. I love the sunstones! Great Mandala to color and we hope you all have a magnificent day!

  10. That Melvyn is one smart cat! Getting some sun from the sunstone.

  11. You've coloured that mandala in some of my fave colours!

    That looks to be a most amazing crystal/gemstone. Does it have any other name? I've never heard of that name.


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