Crystals – Unusual Gems for Healing
Chiastolite is sometimes referred to as Andalusite and comes in a number of colours from green, brown, rose or even grey. Another name for this crystal is ‘Cross Stone’, which you understand when you see a picture of it close-up, as it appears to have a cross design running through it.
This is a great gem stone for autumn, as it offers balance to the immune system – highly needed as we go into flu season.
In the past the crystal has been used to protect against curses and ill-wishes. Today it is more likely to be used as a stone of change. If you are experiencing negative feelings like guilt and fear, then this crystal is calming. It will assist in a journey of problem-solving, rather than one of repeating old habits. You will feel more able to look at any problems from an analytical position, rather than one of an emotional standpoint.
This stone is particularly good at attuning with your life-purpose, so you can feel sure in your soul that the decisions you are making are right for your life and path forward. (more…)
There is no doubt that the unprecedented times that we find ourselves in recently, will have increased our stress levels and in many cases caused feelings of anxiety.
Why not take this time to embrace some crystals, focusing on gems that can provide healing and aid in relaxation/boosting mood?
Using Amethyst crystals as part of your daily exercise, especially yoga and meditation will help calm any mental stress you are experiencing. You can also try sleeping with the stone under your pillow if anxieties are keeping you awake at night time. The crystal will promote mindfulness, and let feelings of peace radiate your body. (more…)
If you didn’t see part one of our Valentine’s Crystal post, then click here to read about Rose Quartz and Malachite.
As a crystal Amethyst is hugely popular, it is a lovely gem to look at, it has the vibrant colours that we associate with spirituality. It is abundant and therefore price wise is accessible. With all that said, it is such a great stone to have in your crystal healing collection. At its heart it promotes calm, balance and inner-peace. Of course, it also opens the channels for spiritual communication. It is also a fantastic protective stone, use it when you need to shield yourself from negativity. This crystal has a fantastic ability to turn all energy into love. If you are experiencing rocky feelings, this stone can help to dispel anxiety, stressed and irritated emotions, creating a more soothing energy so you can move forward. In crystal healing Amethyst is great when working the crown chakra, and for all work on emotional problems. (more…)
It is natural as Valentine’s Day approaches for our thoughts to turn to matters of the heart. Whether you are in a relationship and are looking for ways to communicate better. Or are looking for new love, or are just looking to improve the love you have for yourself. We have healing crystals that can energise you and feed your chakras.
None of you will be surprised to find Rose Quartz as the first crystal to consider. It is the ultimate stone of the heart and particularly of unconditional love. As a gem it can help when you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions. Making you more objective, even in a traumatic situation. This stone is great when we need a reminder to forgive ourselves. Accepting what has gone before, and forgiving ourselves and others is all part of the healing process, allowing us to move forward and not stay stuck. In moments when you are feeling unloved, or unlovable, hold Rose Quartz in the heart region. Cast your mind back to a time you felt adored, perhaps by a parent when you were a child (it doesn’t need to be romantic feelings of love). The crystal will help to bring feelings of being valued and loved into the present moment. Reminding you that you are worthy of love, and that you are accepted and seen by those that know you. (more…)
You might not have heard of Crystal ‘Palm Stones’ before, but simply they are crystals that are oval and flat in shape, that literally fit into the palm of your hand.
They are perfect for crystal healing, you can just pop one in your pocket or bag, and they are extremely tactile, giving you access to the healing energy whenever you need a boost.
You can simply carry it in the palm of your hand, or lay them on your skin as part of a meditation, helping you to both feel their warmth and harness their energy.
You can keep a selection on display at home, and just pick up what you are drawn to on any given day on your way out the door. (more…)
When you are thinking about purchasing a crystal, it can be helpful to understand how both the colour and the shape of the gem will impact the energy that it outputs.
Here are some examples of crystal colour categories and their meanings:
Silver/Grey tones represent transformation, change and sometimes invisibility.
Black tones offer protection, they are grounding and act as detoxifiers.
Brown gems can be used when you need to feel centred, they are purifying and are great for cleansing rituals.
Pink crystals represent love, they help with feelings of unease and apprehension. (more…)
There are many crystals traditionally associated with love, like Rose Quartz – but today I thought we would explore some of the more unusual gems that you might not immediately think of, that can support you in your romantic life.
Use this if your love life is in need of a boost of passion and romance; it can be used both by those in a relationship that are going through a rough patch or those seeking to find a partner. It will help you to let go of the past, it is thought of as a transformative gem, letting you embrace your feminine wiles and seductive abilities! (more…)