Since we are approaching the space and time between the new moon and the full moon I thought it would be great to share information about the benefits of my favorite healing crystals. Healing crystals are more than visually appealing rocks. Created deep in the Earth through the process of volcanic magma, continental collisions, water, and ever changing pressure from shifting tectonic plates. Crystals are millions of years old and hold information that we can all use. Used and adored by ancient cultures from Egypt to Mesopotamia, they have been heralded as mystical and magical for millennia. Below are just a few crystals I use and carry with me on any given day.
Citrine is an amber and occasionally white or clear colored stone that attracts prosperity and abundance. Citrine is considered the money stone because of its ability to attract wealth, but this is also a stone of personal power. Associated with your solar plexus chakra, which is located right below your biceps/breast area, this stone can help increase willpower and focus helping us reach and accomplish our goals.
Amethyst can arrive in a range from lavender to deep violet colored stone. Its beauty is stunning and its abilities felt immediately. This stone is associated with the crown chakra which is located above the top of our skulls in a similar fashion to a halo. This stone improves mental clarity and intuitive abilities. Amethyst can provide great relief if you’re suffering from a headache or migraine. Just place Amethyst directly on your forehead or under your pillow to prevent nightmares.
Lapis Luzuli is my stone of 2016. Often found to be royal blue to light blue speckled with white brown or yellow. Lapis Luzuli aids in improving communication in relationships both platonic and romantic. This stone works in sync with the throat chakra and helps to support wisdom, intellect, and analysis. This is a great tool for creatives as it helps improve clarity in thought and judgment.
Rose Quartz is a form of Quartz that is found to be a pale to deep pink colored stone. I purchase, lose, and give away Rose Quartz all the time, making it the stone I interact with the most often. Rose Quartz is aligned with the heart chakra meaning this is the stone of unconditional love and matters of the heart. This is a great crystal to aid in learning to love self as well as being a better lover to others.
I first purchased this stone as an aid to Seasonal Affect Disorder. SAD is a mood disorder that is brought on by a change in season, specifically winter when there is far less sunlight. I live in Seattle where we experience 8-10 months of gray, sunless skies. The lack of sun can affect people of color because the sun recharges their melanin both physically and spiritually. Sunstone has surprised me because it has helped me in ways I hadn’t anticipated. This red, orange, and gold colored stone encourages abundance, leadership, and perseverance. Since this gem harnesses the power of the sun and it’s ability to manifest new life and opportunities this is a great stone to use when seeking a new job or new leadership position.
These five are my personal favorites, but this list is ever evolving and changing depending on my moods and needs. I encourage you to purchase stones in person. Peruse a gemstone shop or spirituality store and take home the ones that you are naturally drawn to. A great reference for learning more about healing crystals is linked here. Also check out The Crystal Bible written by Judy Hall. This has served to be an invaluable resource to me in learning the meanings associated with each crystal as well as how to care for and maintain their metaphysical properties. Do you own any crystals, if so leave a comment and share your experiences.