Crystals for Release

Crystals for Release

The moon is waning right now, and generally speaking, the waning moon is always a spectacular time for release. To amplify the energy, we’re currently in the last complete moon cycle of the year, as the moon cycle beginning on December 6, 2018, won’t end until January 4, 2019. This gives us an amazing opportunity to release whatever isn’t serving us so that we begin 2019 with fresh energy, ideas, and attitudes.

If you aren’t sure what you want to release, make a list or talk it out. What consistent patterns have affected your friendships or romantic relationships in negative ways? Is there an emotional state that you’re prone to that causes miscommunication more often than not? Do you tend to be stubborn, jealous, angry, apathetic, timid, anxious, or sad? What can you shift in your life to minimize toxic feelings and create more happiness, love, joy, and abundance? Do you usually keep your thoughts positive, or do you frequently think thoughts that are catty, self-deprecating, or judgmental?

You may want to focus on shedding those physical possessions that aren’t in your best interest to hang onto, also. Clearing clutter from our homes is an amazing way to revamp the energy and allow the space for new developments to take place. Hanging onto clothes that you haven’t worn in 2 years? Donate them to a charity that helps the needy (but do your homework first – some charities like Dress for Success, the Vietnam Veteran’s Association, and the Salvation Army are rated highly, but others are not) or even sell them if you prefer. But get them out of your space. And while you’re at it, go through the rest of your things as well.

Work with any of the following crystals to help you release all that doesn’t serve you.

  • Bronzite
  • Shungite
  • Jet
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Black Obsidian
  • Gold Sheen, Silver Sheen, and Rainbow Sheen Obsidian
  • Heliodor (aka golden beryl)
  • Golden Apatite
  • Hematite
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Stichtite
  • Amber
  • Copal
  • Lithium Quartz
  • Lepidolite
  • Labradorite
  • Larimar
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Brown Tourmaline (aka dravite)
  • Pink Tourmaline
  • Red Tourmaline (aka rubellite)
  • Astrophyllite
  • Black Kyanite
  • Dendritic Chalcedony
  • Moss Agate
  • Petrified Wood
  • Garnet
  • Malachite
  • Bloodstone (aka heliotrope)
  • Prehnite with Epidote
  • Dogtooth Calcite

 

Full Moon in Gemini: Shift Your Perspective

Full Moon in Gemini: Shift Your Perspective

Welcome to the full moon in Gemini! Polar opposite the sun in Sagittarius, this moon is here to remind us of the duality of our ideas . . . what does and doesn’t work, what should and shouldn’t be improved upon, and what should ultimately be discarded or kept. This applies to whatever you want it to – clothing, relationships, or plans – but Gemini favors a more cerebral approach, and matters of the heart are less likely to be implicated than those mental pursuits that we’ve been working toward.

The important thing to note about this moon is that change isn’t a bad thing. . . . While it seems that our expectations are upset and our plans are foiled, Gemini encourages us to recognize the good in everything that occurs as well as the bad, elevate our mindsets, and push forward with an even better plan next time. The nice thing about this moon is that it encourages us to quickly determine what’s beneficial or not and move on from that, despite Sagittarius’s normal tendency to ponder for long periods of time.

What’s coming up for you today that isn’t resolving? Is there another perspective that you can adopt to make the situation more clear? Oftentimes when something doesn’t work out one way, it’s an invitation to tweak it slightly rather than to nix it entirely. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” applies here – make sure that you’re uncovering and adopting those things that did work rather than just starting from square one.

Work with sodalite, honey calcite, green fluorite, or blue lace agate to separate the beneficial from the nonbeneficial, to shift your perspective, and to organize and develop those things that are working in your favor.

 

Crystals for Confidence

Crystals for Confidence

Are you looking for an extra dose of self-confidence? Confidence is key for the best possible life experience, and the elevation of one’s confidence can propel one to new heights in relationships, career, and health. Crystals are an easy way to boost confidence, and you can work with them for that intent during meditation or just by placing them in your pocket or handbag.

Here are some wonderful crystals for self-confidence. There are plenty more out there, so if you have a crystal that makes you feel amazing about yourself, keep using it! Always go with your intuition first.

  • Agate
  • Carnelian
  • Citrine
  • Fire Agate
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Orange Aventurine
  • Orange Calcite
  • Petrified Wood
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Red Jasper
  • Septarian
  • Sunstone
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Yellow Aventurine
  • Yellow Calcite