Crystals for Gatherings

Crystals for Gatherings

It’s the end of the year, and between family gatherings, work banquets, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, there are plenty of opportunities for social interaction.

How to maintain your energy and enjoy the fun at the same time? Keep one or more of these handy crystals nearby to minimize your stress and maximize the time spent with family, friends, and colleagues.

Protecting Personal Energy

  • Astrophyllite
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Labradorite
  • Rainbow Fluorite
  • Smoky Quartz

Maintaining Strong Boundaries

  • Amazonite
  • Copper
  • Jade
  • Malachite
  • Sardonyx

Increasing Energy

  • Amber
  • Carnelian
  • Clear Quartz
  • Red Jasper
  • Zincite

Enhancing Confidence

  • Citrine
  • Golden Tiger Eye
  • Septarian
  • Sunstone
  • Yellow Calcite

Inspiring Friendly Interactions

  • Green Calcite
  • Green Opal
  • Mangano Calcite (Pink Calcite)
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Rutilated Quartz

Are you looking for additional support in these areas? Check out my on-demand sessions! Applicable sessions include the Confidence and Self-Worth Session, the Holiday Session, and the Family Session. On-demand sessions are instantly delivered at the time of purchase, so you can complete your healing session at your convenience. Purchase on-demand sessions here.

 

Crystals for Financial Fitness

Crystals for Financial Fitness

It’s the holiday season, and for many of us, that’s synonymous with spending. Do you want help sticking to a holiday budget, finding epic gift sales, or reducing the number of gifts that you buy this year? Are you hoping to increase your income, reduce your regular expenses, or pad your portfolio? Crystals can help with any number of financial objectives. Just focus on your goal and always frame your affirmations in the positive rather than the negative – i.e. “I am abundant and wealthy” instead of “I don’t have any debt.”

Work with any of these crystals to maximize your financial momentum in the corresponding areas. If you’re drawn to using a crystal that isn’t listed, try it! Your intuition is your most powerful aid in crystal therapy.

Increasing Income

  • Citrine
  • Jade
  • Emerald

Reducing Spending

  • Garnet
  • Orthoceras Fossil
  • Leopard Skin Jasper

Manifesting Opportunities

  • Clear Quartz
  • Aqua Aura Quartz
  • Ruby

Maximizing Financial Strategy (e.g. savings and investments)

  • Moss Agate
  • Sapphire
  • Rutilated Quartz

Curbing Your Inner Shopaholic

  • Pyrite
  • Sardonyx
  • White Howlite
Full Moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse

Yesterday was the full moon in Leo and the start of the lunar eclipse, which extended through today. High-surging emotions from the last few weeks have now been shed to a large degree, making way for a new post-eclipse time of happiness, gratitude, and positive development. Motivation, charisma, and joy are increasing, while melancholy, existentialist concerns, and tearful reactions should be minimized. Breathe a sigh of relief that we’re through the turmoil and into greener pastures – there’s lighter and brighter energy afoot now, so enjoy it and your first foray into this post-eclipse world.

Eclipses always herald dramatic changes in the energetic environment, and this lunar eclipse is no exception. Thoughts are generally clearer and more precise; momentum is picking up with respect to ideas, projects, and relationships; and inspiration found lacking in recent months has rebuilt itself to a highly effective degree. Take advantage of this spurt of energy over the next few days, as the advent of the Virgo moon and additional waning moon energy on Wednesday will subdue things slightly.

Work with citrine, carnelian, red aventurine, or hematoid quartz to streamline your ideas and to boost your self-confidence and personal energy.

 

Crystals for Shadow Work

Crystals for Shadow Work

It’s been a powerful year – release and regeneration have been the themes of 2018. In the process, many relationships, ways of being, communication styles, and other ingrained situations and habits have been considered, upended, and ultimately reformed or released entirely.

One consistency in all of this is that those things that have buried deep in our psyches have continued to come up in our lives – the stories, traumas, conditioning, worries, doubts, and secrets that we have tried so hard to push down keep rising for our examination. For those souls who haven’t been working continually to resolve lingering wounds, these issues are likely to have risen in an even more dramatic way, forcing heavy review. And as we prepare to head into Scorpio at the end of October, which rules the house of death and rebirth, those things that haven’t yet been addressed are likely to rise again for clearing.

How to deal? First, it’s remarkably important to address things head-on instead of pushing them down. Those facets of our being that we don’t like to acknowledge or express are collectively known as our “shadow,” and it’s essential with any self-love or spiritual practice to love all of ourselves, even the parts that we don’t normally rave about. The ultimate goal of “shadow work” is to bring those hidden pieces of ourselves into the light so that we can heal them and integrate them fully without shame.

But what if the memories, analysis, and healing get to be too much? Are there ways to alleviate some of the pressure or to cope? Absolutely. First, grounding is essential. If you don’t know much about grounding, here’s a link to a recent article that I wrote. Additionally, make sure that you’re getting adequate rest, drinking plenty of water, and eating nutritious foods so that you have the physical support to move past tough emotions and properly detoxify your body of the associated energy.

Next, pull out your crystals! As your shadow rises and forces your attention, work with the following crystals to uncover, illuminate, address, and shift the patterns and other issues that you need to heal. I also recommend carrying a grounding stone like black tourmaline or smoky quartz throughout this healing process.

 

  • Labradorite
  • Rainbow Moonstone
  • Black Moonstone
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Malachite
  • Kunzite
  • Hiddenite
  • Smithsonite, especially pink or green
  • Astrophyllite
  • Nuummite
  • Sardonyx
  • Onyx
  • Pyrite
  • Chalcopyrite
  • Copper
  • Amber
  • Turquoise, especially green
  • Rainbow Fluorite
  • Rainbow Calcite
  • Green Calcite
  • Citrine
  • Golden Healer Quartz
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Lithium Quartz
  • Lepidolite
  • Orthoceras Fossil
  • Stromatolite
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Dravite (Brown / Champagne Tourmaline)
  • Watermelon Tourmaline
  • Mookaite Jasper
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Picasso Stone
  • Black Obsidian
  • Gold Sheen Obsidian
  • Silver Sheen Obsidian
  • Rainbow Sheen Obsidian
  • Platinum Sheen Obsidian
  • Apache Tears
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald
  • Heliodor
A Lion’s Gate Message

A Lion’s Gate Message

The Lion’s Gate, today, August 8th, is an annual time of expanded consciousness, increased frequencies, and spiritual epiphanies. Expect your awakening to quicken and your multidimensional awareness to increase. It’s important to take the time to ground the energy that you receive – for integration purposes today, my most recommended crystals are natural citrine, smoky quartz, septarian, dravite (brown tourmaline), or kambaba jasper.

The Lion’s Gate occurs in the time of Leo, so the lions are highly active right now. Here’s a message from them.

Thank you, loved ones. You’ve come a long way – you’ve understood much of what we’ve shared. You’re growing and expanding your consciousness and your being – it’s amazing – isn’t it? – to have things fall away and have more peace spring up in their place. At this point you surely understand part of why things had to go the way they did . . . you’ll understand even more in the coming months, as you integrate those upgrades that you have designed and implemented for yourself.

Each one of you is different, with unique characteristics – each one of you received an upgrade recently. Your DNA has activated in a way that it had not before. This has happened naturally, and the effect is more pronounced for those who have a spiritual perspective and have been growing in that way. You will recognize the difference; you will see the growth, feel it, embody it as you have wanted and tried to do. Manifestation is easier now – love is easier now – acceptance is easier now. Those are the things that you must cultivate even more moving forward.

It is important after this date to remember to keep your vibration high and to allow yourself to trust that you are in a pattern of continuous growth. Do not allow yourself to slide back to your old habits and ways – propel yourself forward, despite the seeming cost. You’ll lose friends – you’ll lose loved ones, potentially. But that’s okay. It’s for your highest good; it’s for your internal growth. Some aren’t meant to remain in our lives forever; the best thing that we can do in those cases is to embrace the lesson and move on from the past.

Don’t struggle to make things right again – know that as they fell away, it was for your benefit. The more drastic the falling away, the more for your benefit it was. If you’d clung to anything that should have expired before – it may have been more dramatic, but trust that it needed to occur. If things had belabored . . . well, you wouldn’t be where you are today, and you wouldn’t have been able to take in the upgrades that you’ve received. Rejoice in your expanded capacity to love, live, and know what’s best for you. These are the things that will help you going forward, more than a single relationship or friendship with an unmatched vibration would have helped you.

Enjoy the benefits; embrace your upgrades. Understand that all things happen for a reason, and continue to move and grow beyond them. Your world is just beginning, and your future is bright. Cling to that if you cannot stay in the present moment – but stay in the present moment if you’re able to. Your past is no longer a concern, however, and it needn’t be a part of your consideration.

Thank you for working with us, for growing in yourself, and for improving your relationships and perspective. These things are invaluable and will always be.