Crystals for Inner Peace

Crystals for Inner Peace

Have you felt overwhelmed, rushed, or frantic lately? With holiday preparations, the solstice and eclipse energies, and worries like natural disasters and political issues, the majority of us are feeling at least some stress.

Crystals can help you let go of the anxiety and cultivate inner peace. Note that you may want to combine whichever crystal you use with a grounding stone – some of the inner-peace crystals are incredibly high-vibe and intense! A grounding stone will help to balance the energy and will keep you attached to Earth instead of floating around the ether. If you need a list of grounding stones, go HERE to read my article on Grounding Essentials.

Here’s a non-exclusive list of crystals for inner peace. If you’re drawn to working with another crystal for this purpose, trust your intuition!

  • Blue Lace Agate
  • White Agate
  • Angelite
  • White Apophyllite
  • Green Apophyllite
  • Aquamarine
  • Green Calcite
  • Celestite
  • Blue Chalcedony
  • Emerald
  • Heliodor
  • Hiddenite
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Kunzite
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Lepidolite
  • Morganite
  • Rainbow Obsidian
  • Blue Opal
  • Green Opal
  • Pink Opal
  • Lithium Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Rhodonite
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Green Sapphire
  • Green Smithsonite
  • Pink Smithsonite

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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
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
Last Quarter Moon in Aries

Last Quarter Moon in Aries

Today is the last quarter moon in Aries, and there’s a whirlwind of release energy in the works that’s been hitting us hard since the full moon. Continue to dig in, assess, focus your energy, and release all that doesn’t serve you. Aries is ruled by Mars, which is in retrograde right now, so this last quarter moon gives us a fantastic opportunity to deal with any issues involving communication, assertiveness, and attraction.

Are you passive-aggressive or aggressive in your communication with others? Are you assertive regarding your needs in relationships, or do you tend not to say anything until you’re at the boiling point? Are you working with the Law of Attraction to manifest your best life, or are you hindering yourself through harmful thought patterns or outdated beliefs? Now’s the perfect time to determine what you can change and let go of – and to actually DO IT before this moon cycle’s over.

What has been coming up for you that you haven’t wanted to address? How is your communication with your friends/family/partner/spouse? Do you have patterns that have subsisted for awhile that you need to conquer? Ask your guides and higher self for help as you overcome the obstacles that have been plaguing you. Life’s too short to carry extra baggage around.

Work with bloodstone, sodalite, emerald, or lepidolite to aid with deep release and recovery in the areas mentioned.