Let’s play a quick game — close your eyes, ask a question, breathe, open your eyes, choose a crystal. What does it mean?
This post comes from Caitlin McGarry — Tarot Reader, Wellness Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Pilates Instructor.
Looking for help in assessing a current situation? Try leaning on the power of crystals. Even from afar, their power just might lend you the help you seek. Simply take a moment to center yourself. Close your eyes, and set an intention, or ask a question. Take a few deep breaths, open your eyes, and look at the image above. Which crystal are you drawn to?
Crystal number 1 is Rose Quartz. If you chose Rose Quartz, you are dealing with healing matters of the heart. Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart, compassion, and unconditional love. It possesses strong feminine energy and is used to call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship or to heal any traumas or heartbreak of your own. You are ready to experience great love, heal wounds, or deepen your current relationship. To call in a new relationship, make an altar with rose quartz, light a pink candle and set your intention to meet this new partner. In an existing relationship, place rose quartz in your bedroom to create a love bubble for you and your beau. To heal trauma or heartbreak, lay down in a comfortable and peaceful place, place a piece of rose quartz on your heart, and sit for 15 minutes. If you have the time and space, a relaxing bath infused with rose quartz, rose petals and rose water might do wonders.
Crystal number 2 is Amethyst, a powerful stone that carries protection, expands the mind, and enhances one’s creativity and passion. Keeping this crystal with you also strengthens the imagination and intuition, and is also said to help limit overindulgence. If you are drawn to this crystal, you are craving more temperance and balance in your life. You could also be interested in creating more, perhaps with your hands. Simply place a piece of amethyst under your pillow or mattress, or rub the center of your forehead counter-clockwise to stimulate healing and intuition.
Crystal number 3 is White Chalcedony, a nurturing crystal that may promote endurance, ease self-doubt, boost mood, and increase physical energy. It is a great choice for gaining clarity about a situation or increasing self-confidence. Chalcedony is considered a sacred stone by certain Native American tribes and used during spiritual rituals. If you chose this crystal, you are seeking to raise your vibration and stimulate positive thinking. To harness the magical properties of White Calcite, find a comfortable place to sit with the crystal in your hands while you meditate, for 5-10 minutes. Focus on your breathing and imagine the energy of the stone entering your body through the top of your head throughout your limbs and feet. Bathe it in moonlight every month.
Crystal number 4 is Citrine, also known as the “merchant stone” or “success stone” due to its strong vibration of wealth and abundance. Citrine may boost your intentions and push you toward achieving your goals. If you chose this crystal, you are looking to increase your income, find a new job or are considering a career change. You have the drive to succeed, and this crystal may amplify that momentum. Citrine harnesses the power of the sun to manifest your dreams. A small piece of Citrine tucked in your purse or wallet may protect your money. Place a bill of currency on your altar space and then a citrine on top of it, and state specifically how much you need, then visualize the money flowing into your bank account.
If you chose crystal number 5 you may be exploring your gifts in the psychic realm. Blue Calcite can boost your psychic ability and assists in your dream recollection, and may clear negative vibrations. This crystal is associated with the throat chakra, helping to balance communication and self-expression, and the third eye chakra which is the channel of the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms. If you are a student, this stone can calm the mind and aid in retaining information. To use Blue Calcite in meditation, place into your left hand (opposite if you are left-handed). Attune yourself to its energy and visualize the Calcite flowing from your hand, through the body and into the throat chakra and third eye. You can also place the crystal directly onto your throat or third eye chakras and breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes. Keep this crystal near your desk or work station to help with the daily grind.
Crystal number 6 will put you on a new path to positivity — as Moss Agate is the stone of new beginnings. It is revered for relieving stagnation or fogginess. Moss Agate is related to the heart chakra, which is responsible for moving love throughout your life. It is said to purify city and crowded environments, and may reduce sensitivity to weather. Moss Agate has been long known as the stone for gardeners because, if planted in a pot or flower bed, it could strengthen the nearby plants. To use Moss Agate, project your goal or the image of a completed project onto the Agate and it will magnify the intentioned energy and assist in achieving the goal.
If stress or anguish have been gnawing at you recently, Crystal number 7 — Orange Calcite — may have been your pick. Orange Calcite can be particularly useful when dealing with negative emotions, as it is thought to enhance joy, optimism, and increased self-confidence. Orange Calcite is associated with the solar plexus chakra, the channel of creativity, self-discipline and personal power. To achieve its fullest effect, you can wear Orange Calcite directly on the skin, even on the solar plexus itself (upper part of the belly, where your diaphragm rests). It can also be placed into drinking water for internal and external use. Wearing Orange Calcite as a pendant can also be a great way to elevate your spirits.
If you were drawn to Crystal number 8 — Botswana Agate — you may be sensitive to your environment. Sometimes an “eye” formation can be found in Botswana Agate, which signifies protection and is considered especially lucky. If you are dating, this crystal is thought to help locate partners who are spiritually in tune and share mutual dreams or ambitions. Orange Calcite’s warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence ,so carrying it while traveling is greatly advised. It is associated with the root chakra, the foundation of physical and spiritual energy. Known as a grounding stone, Botswana Agate can be used it in tandem with other crystals during meditation to stay rooted in your work. Place this crystal by your feet while you meditate, or keep it in your purse or car. Have it at your side when purchasing a lottery ticket or competing for something for increased luck.
It’s no secret that crystals have been revered for their mystical and healing properties throughout history, seemingly storing information and energy to connect us with the Earth, the spirit world, and our own power. When it comes time to choose a crystal for your daily practice, set an intention for its purpose, and keep up with its monthly cleansing/charging, so that it remains an active and sacred addition to your collection and safe space. Simply cleanse with salt water, place under the full moon, or smudge with sage, palo santo, or sweet grass for an easy reset.