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

 

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
Full Blood Moon in Aquarius: Process + Release

Full Blood Moon in Aquarius: Process + Release

Tomorrow is the full blood moon in Aquarius, and it’s the longest lunar eclipse this century. With the moon opposite the Leo sun, the primary focuses this eclipse are self-mastery, self-discovery, and relationships with others. Now’s the chance to rise above everything that you used to be and be everything that you’re meant to be.

There’s a final opportunity today and tomorrow to let things go before the new paradigm begins – DO IT. Dig in, pull the weeds, examine them if you have to. Work through the things that have been bothering you the past few days, months, years. Find those things that you’ve shoved down – that you haven’t wanted to process – and release them. If you do the heavy lifting now, you won’t have to carry any extra baggage into the new post-eclipse paradigm that’s beginning.

How to release? Love yourself first. Those things that you hated – they taught you some of your most valuable lessons. Unearth the shadow part of yourself, but give it just as much love and care as the shiny part of yourself. Accept those things that you regret and those things that you can’t change now. Know that you learned your lesson, and make a point to apply it going forward. Leave the rest behind.

The relationships that dissatisfied you – the times that you were hurt – the friendships that ended poorly – those were all catalysts to you being you. What did you learn? Take each thing that plagues you, that weighs on you, and assess it. What emotions are still attached to that event/person/situation? Have you truly moved on? Are you still carrying some of that hardness in your heart today? Find the lesson, forgive the person or situation, and let the rest go. Every single time.

It’ll seem impossible with some issues – some things are nearly unbearable, and it’s easy to think that no lesson came of a cruel or calculating situation. For those experiences, think of your strength – you made it through, and you’re here today. You’re not only here, but you’re reading, learning, and growing. You made it. You can be more and do more because of your experience, your perspective, and your story. Take the good of it – leave the rest behind. Every single time.

Emotions will come up, and they won’t always be pretty. Feel everything. Interact with it all. Try to resolve the pain by working through it rather than numbing it. Numbing it will only push it back down. . . . Find your way to process it all.

Do you journal? Great. Safely burn the pages when you’re done. Not a writer? Speak it. Talk to your best friend, your therapist or coach, your mirror, even your dog. It doesn’t matter whom. Get it out. Do you exercise? Go for a jog, hit the gym, or take a walk. Let the energy move through you as you feel it, and let yourself process e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Any of these suggestions may feel like hard work. But they’re each worth it.

While you process things, stay grounded. Emotions are a lot harder to deal with when you’re not firmly planted on this Earth. If you need grounding tips, check out my recent article: https://bit.ly/2mLuMi6. Popular and easy-to-find grounding stones include black tourmaline, agate, jasper, smoky quartz, jet, onyx, petrified wood, and pyrite.

For help processing the emotions that arise, work with any of the following crystals and stones.

  • Opal
  • Garnet
  • Lepidolite
  • Morganite
  • Ocean jasper
  • Spirit quartz
  • Smoky quartz
  • Lithium quartz
  • Pink tourmaline
  • Desert rose selenite

For extra assistance in releasing all that you can, check out my distance healing Blood Moon group session and other specials HERE.

The group session will be held on Friday, July 27, at 5:55 p.m. PDT, for $11.11 per person. My 1:1 specials are good through August 5, 2018.

One way or another, together or solo – let’s release the past.

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.

Crystals for Moms

Happy Mother’s Day! Have you ever thought about gifting your mother a crystal on her special day? Crystals are such unique gifts, and it’s a wonderful experience to find a crystal that’s meant for a loved one.

Here are some great crystals for moms!

  • Agate: grounding, emotional balance, and strength
  • Black Tourmaline: grounding, psychic and EMF protection, and stress reduction
  • Green Aventurine: family connections, happiness, and prosperity
  • Lepidolite: comfort, contentment, reduced worry, and psychic and EMF protection
  • Rose Quartz: self-love, compassion, and peace
  • Selenite: peace, relaxation, purification, and stress reduction

Hoping to help your mom de-stress, whether as a last-minute Mother’s Day gift or not? Consider the gift of an Angelic Energy Tune-Up for reduced stress, worry, and doubt as well as increased love, happiness, and peace.