Happiest of new years to you all, my friends!
Mine has gotten off to a good start, I have more beautiful things to list than I have time to work on! Hubby Stephen has been cranking out the simple, elegant “One Drop Gemstone” earrings, and of course, I had to sneak myself one of each, and I can’t wait to show them to you, probably Sunday, if not this evening.
In the meantime, if you are looking for a gemstone that hasn’t been listed yet in the Jewelry section of my Etsy Shop, just send me a message and I’ll list them next.
I’ve added a few new loose gems in my Gems, Crystals and Fossils section, with many more soon to follow. My large size Enchanted Spell Candle is now 20% off the normal price, so get your love candles before Valentine’s day!
But the purpose of this post, other than shameless self-promotion, is to remind you of some stones that can be hard working partners which will help enhance your creativity, calm, grounding, love and success in 2020. To make your new year it’s best, I here are my recommendations for some of my favorite healing and helpful stone companions:
Healing Properties of Natural Citrine
Spiritual: Natural Citrine has one of the most powerful energies of all crystals. It purifies the energy of everything around it, and is one of the few “self-cleansing crystals” capable of maintaining its own brilliant energy field. Natural Citrine is a potent tool for manifestation, helping us to know our desires and ask the Divine to guide our actions and lead us to success. When the road is difficult, Natural Citrine lends us strength and banishes feelings of heaviness and darkness from our spirit, replacing it with vibrant golden Light. Citrine is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra. It is connected to the element of Fire and vibrates to the number 6.
Emotional: Natural Citrine’s energy is exceptionally joyful and happy, making it one of the most useful stones to use to treat depression and anxiety. Its purifying energy helps protect us from being drained by difficult situations or people. Furthermore, it can help us to set and maintain clear emotional boundaries so that we don’t need to rely on its protection. It helps us to see that it is ok to say “no” and also to be clear about what we WANT rather than merely focused on the minimum we NEED to survive. Natural Citrine encourages us to think and feel clearly about what is necessary for our happiness and to confidently do the work necessary to bring that about. It teaches us that when we do the work, we are properly entitled to enjoy the result.
Natural Citrine’s purifying energy helps us to keep our thoughts clear and clean, so we can make good decisions and put them into action immediately. It helps us to rapidly digest complex information, particularly as related to power, boundaries, and manifestation. Citrine helps us to organize our thoughts into those which serve us, and those which do not, and to quickly discard those that do not. It is particularly helpful for helping us to understand and move past any mental blocks dealing with money. It helps us to let go of feelings of being “undeserving” or the erroneous belief that money is “evil.” Instead, Citrine shows us that money buys marshmallows and builds hospitals, and can therefore be considered a “good thing” worthy of being gathered, saved, spent, and enjoyed.
Physical: Natural Citrine has been used to treat the stomach, spleen and pancreas and is said to promote digestion. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers to speed up metabolism and heal the endocrine system. Natural Citrine is particularly useful for helping us to make the practical lifestyle changes that are necessary after being diagnosed with early diabetes.
Spiritual: Apricot Agate has a very nurturing and warm grounding energy which makes us feel safe and loved. It gently releases fear and helps us to understand, or at least make peace with, death and other great unknowns. Apricot Agate helps us to become more spiritually mature and provides us with a deep internal sense of stability and peace. It is useful for self-reflection, contemplation of the world and meditation and can help us have a keener sense of reality. Apricot Agate cleanses the energy of everything that it comes in contact with, leaving us feeling refreshed and accepting of the abundance the universe has to offer us. Apricot Agate is attuned to the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. It is connected to the Element of Fire and vibrates to the numbers 5, 6 and 7.
Emotional: Apricot Agate evokes the essence of “home” – a place where we are loved, accepted and very much wanted. It is especially good for promoting love and understanding between parents and children and helps dissolve tension. Apricot Agate helps us to create good relationships especially within our family unit or close friend groups. Apricot Agate reminds us that we all have important gifts to share with others. Moreover, it teaches us that the key to a happy life is to find those people who have the gifts we need and who need the gifts we have. Apricot Agate helps us to let go of anger and bitterness, and if necessary, find the courage to begin anew. Apricot Agate helps us feel safe, but equally important, Apricot Agate encourages us to create and maintain healthy boundaries so that we actually are safe. It is particularly useful for anyone who suffers from codependent relationships. It helps us to explore and understand the difference and healthy progression between dependence, independence, and interdependence.
Mental: Apricot Agate has a very soft and loving energy, but is also very logical, rational, and no-nonsense. It helps us to properly analyze and solve our problems and encourages us to take action. It reminds us that our best chance for making our dreams come true is by working hard, working smart, and working well with others. Apricot Agate helps us to make decisions swiftly and for the best, and to be truly open to change. It is also a wonderful stone for self-analysis since it’s energy is gentle yet also very honest, a combination which can help us to build self-confidence and self-acceptance. Apricot Agate stimulates our creativity and combines it with pragmatic common sense. It helps us to find the pathway forward that will bring us the most joy and serve the Highest Good.
Physical: Apricot Agate is most commonly used by metaphysical healers to treat the eyes and uterus, as well as problems with the bladder/intestines/pancreas/stomach, circulatory system, lymphatic system, and various skin disorders. It is also commonly used to treat physical and emotional wounds caused by abuse or addiction. Apricot Agate is believed to be a general energy booster and is often used to revitalize the physical body or to provide support during detoxes. It has been used to stanch the flow of blood, from cuts as well as heavy menstrual flow. Apricot Agate is also useful for helping bring attention to any physical ailment which is interfering with our well-being and to resolve the matter as swiftly as possible.
Blue Lace Agate:
This stone will boost your ability to communicate, especially the thoughts and feelings that you receive from your higher self and spirit guides or even angels. This is a soothing and nurturing stone, that will bring you calmness and peace of mind, and helps bring sweet dreams, reducing nightmares or night terrors. An excellent emotional healing stone, Blue Lace Agate energy resonates in the throat chakra bringing tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension. Blue Lace Agate will help you to clarify your thoughts so that the person you are communicating with will clearly understand your point of view. It will assist you to speak freely and release any feelings associated with the opinions of others. Emotionally it aids you to express your feelings, so it encourages you to let go of old emotions, and retained pain from childhood trauma. It is excellent to help you to release anger that may have been stored in the body from past experiences. If you like using positive affirmations, this crystal helps to amplify the energy. It is great to use if you do any healing using sound, like crystal bowls.
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. Laser Quartz Wand crystals focus energy into a concentrated beam, which can be used for precision healing. Caution should be observed when working with Laser Quartz Wands due to the intensity of the energy.
Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates a desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain, and stress. A calming stone, Howlite calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Howlite balances calcium levels in the body and is very good for teeth, bones and can help end headaches caused by stress or holding too much energy inside, especially after working with magic or psychic energy.
Rose Quartz :
Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. This stone helps people to love themselves more and helps develop self-esteem.
As spiritual tokens, pearls are said to assist in calming and centering, as well as nurture your faith, loyalty, integrity and purity. They are also strong symbols of femininity, helping women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.” Perhaps most importantly, it is said that pearls have specific frequencies of energy vibrations which can re-balance deficiencies in the human body when they are worn, just like gemstones
Well, that’s about it for the moment, my friends, but keep visiting my Etsy Shop to see more goodies every week!
Have a warm, happy and prosperous new year!