When conducting some research the other day, I stumbled across the Energy Muse site. I’m familiar with the idea that different types of rocks can affect your health, emotions, or mental abilities. I’m not sure I buy into it, but it’s fascinating. Sort of like astrology for geologists.

Naturally, I felt compelled to look up the powers associated with citrine, the golden quartz that comprises Quinn’s body. Here’s what the site has to say:

The vibrationally high are the guiding light of each day. You shine so brightly your presence lights others up. You have a fiery passion inside you that burns brighter than the sun. You are the earth’s golden child—a dazzling force to be reckoned with. Powered by the Sun, Citrine is a stone of light and happiness. Its high vibes bring a clearer mind and a more positive outlook on life. 

Yep, that sounds like Quinn to me. I also checked out carnelian, which is the main quartz of Oliver’s dragon body. Among other details, the description included these lines:

Tapping into carnelian’s exciting properties will lend a sense of power that can prove especially beneficial for artists needing to break through creative blocks or those embarking on new projects + ambitions. 

That’s uncannily close to how Oliver assists Mika.

Finally, in Magic of the Gargoyles, Anya is the catalyst Mika’s adventure. The gargoyle panther is blue dumortierite with a mixture of aventurine green. Guess what: The stones don’t lie again (according to this site). Dumorterite “guides you with insight in how best to communicate in confrontations, or cut toxic ties” and aventurine is perfect for when facing “a time when you have to decide between what is sound and secure, or taking a risk.”

I’m amused by how easily I can fit the stone properties into my arbitrarily chosen gargoyle colors and the stories I built around them.

Give it a go for yourself: the site has a Crystal Test, where you can determine what crystal you need in your life right now. Also, you get to see all the pretty colors quartz comes in. (Sidenote: This site shows carnelian as orange. I have carnelian sitting on my desk, and it is much closer to the red of jasper.)

Oh, I just looked up the stones that are supposed to be best for me according to my astrological sign. I admit, I find them very pretty, much prettier than the stones for my husband’s sign.

If the next time you see a photo of me I am covered in crystals, you know why.