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Question About a Gem.
« on: July 23, 2011, 04:01:21 pm »
A while back, I asked on here about posting protective stones at my job. I did end up placing black tourmaline and quartz in every corner. Today, I found the black tourmaline from one of the corners on the floor, broken in half. So, my questions:

1. Do I have to redo the whole spell casting that I had originally done when placing the stones in the corners or can I just get replacements for the broken stone?
2. Is black tourmaline normally a very soft stone? (I mean, it must have fallen and it was fairly high up, but I didn't expect to come across that.)
3. Should I be worried that my protective casting is defective or won't work as well since I'm down a corner?

Thanks, in advance.
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 04:23:27 pm »
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1. Do I have to redo the whole spell casting that I had originally done when placing the stones in the corners or can I just get replacements for the broken stone?

 
If it were me, I would simply replace the broken stone and feed a bit more energy into the existing spell.  I don't think I'd start over unless something more drastic happened that warranted a do-over (think of the broken stone as a flat tire - you wouldn't replace your entire car for that. You'd fix the damage and move on).

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2. Is black tourmaline normally a very soft stone? (I mean, it must have fallen and it was fairly high up, but I didn't expect to come across that.)


No, it ranks about the same as quartz on the Mohs scale.  It is fairly brittle, however.  

On an UPG metaphysical level, I find that black tourmaline is easily damaged/broken with prolonged exposure either high stress or psychic activity.  It's great at negating the effects of those things on people, but it does tend to have a shortened lifespan.  I've had four pieces of black tourmaline break in my office in three years, even though they sit in a protected, quiet spot on a desk.  There's just that much negativity where I work. (YMMV, all, this is just my personal experience with the stone).

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3. Should I be worried that my protective casting is defective or won't work as well since I'm down a corner?


I wouldn't lose sleep over it.  Fix the damage as soon as you can, but know that your work is still in place.  While it probably isn't as strong as it was, it should hold up just fine for you.
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 04:38:46 pm »
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On an UPG metaphysical level, I find that black tourmaline is easily damaged/broken with prolonged exposure either high stress or psychic activity.  It's great at negating the effects of those things on people, but it does tend to have a shortened lifespan.  I've had four pieces of black tourmaline break in my office in three years, even though they sit in a protected, quiet spot on a desk.  There's just that much negativity where I work. (YMMV, all, this is just my personal experience with the stone).

 
If that really is the case, then it's really no wonder it broke as quickly as it did.
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 04:43:40 pm »
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If that really is the case, then it's really no wonder it broke as quickly as it did.

 
From what you've said about your work, I'm suprised it lasted this long.  :(
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 08:41:11 pm »
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If that really is the case, then it's really no wonder it broke as quickly as it did.

 
Wow. You weren't kidding about that place. I remember your post. Did you notice any effects from it all before the stone broke? I hope so.

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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 09:57:45 pm »
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Wow. You weren't kidding about that place. I remember your post. Did you notice any effects from it all before the stone broke? I hope so.

 
Almost immediately; yes. The person who was shit-stirring was being investigated by lost and prevention for theft two days after I put up the stones. That helped immensely in (A) my being accepted and (B) the atmosphere easing up considerably. (She hasn't been fired, but she's on her toes.) A bad apple quit, which made things better, too. So, yep, there was a lot of effects going on!

I just bought a replacement stone (and eight more for back up if/when it's need) but I also bought a bunch of stones for repelling negativity--still a fairly large problem between specific employees--and for a calming atmosphere. If you're curious, I chose blue chalcedony and green aventurine.
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 03:52:38 am »
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No, it ranks about the same as quartz on the Mohs scale.  It is fairly brittle, however.  


It's the structure that makes it prone to breaking easily:
http://tinyurl.com/3pd7nqo

And even if it is tumbled, in most pieces one can see it:
http://tinyurl.com/3eo687r

(Got the pages just because of the pics. Esp. the first one has got bad informations about gemstones, just saying, so nobody bothers with google translator or so. ;))

So even a not so high fall could split the stone.
That much for the mundane.

Stones can break, or even disappear, if they've had 'it'.
Had that happen to me twice. So I know it's not only an old wives tale. ;)
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 12:01:20 pm »
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Stones can break, or even disappear, if they've had 'it'.
Had that happen to me twice. So I know it's not only an old wives tale. ;)

 
So, they get irritated with the whole thing and take off, huh? That could explain the missing quartz crystal that was keeping the black tourmaline "cleansed."
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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 08:26:13 pm »
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Almost immediately; yes. The person who was shit-stirring was being investigated by lost and prevention for theft two days after I put up the stones. That helped immensely in (A) my being accepted and (B) the atmosphere easing up considerably. (She hasn't been fired, but she's on her toes.) A bad apple quit, which made things better, too. So, yep, there was a lot of effects going on!

I just bought a replacement stone (and eight more for back up if/when it's need) but I also bought a bunch of stones for repelling negativity--still a fairly large problem between specific employees--and for a calming atmosphere. If you're curious, I chose blue chalcedony and green aventurine.

So glad to hear it! You are going to turn that place around! Sweet. Sounds like you're well stocked now. Also sounds like the gems were hard at work too.

I haven't had much experience with chalcedony but the green aventurine should go a way in helping build a new vibe there. At least for me, its vibrations are revitalizing.

Continued good luck in this!

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Re: Question About a Gem.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 07:07:27 pm »
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Continued good luck in this!

 
Thanks!
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