Top 10 Crystals for Winter
Winter is the time for being introspective and meditative. Winter is our time to
rest and replenish. Because winter is a time of less light and colder
conditions, it can also be a difficult time for many people. Crystals can play a
part in brightening our nights, improving our outlook and encouraging us to look
within, peacefully. Here are my top 10 choices for Winter.
Properties: This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the
physical body with the Aura or ethereal network. It is very calming and its
shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in
touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant
communication with other humans. Most effective on the Throat Chakra, Angelite
helps in self expression, communication and allows us to speak our mind, helping
us to become more assertive. Its soothing effects on the Throat Chakra works
beautifully in calming and soothing anxiety or overactive children. Use this
stone to call your Angels for guidance and support. Angelite is often used for
psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for
spiritual guidance. Angelite is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which
also makes it great for Astral travel. Angelite helps us to see paths to
surmount challenges. It dispels anger, renews connections with Universal
knowledge, and reduces the "upstream struggle" during new endeavors.
Properties: Referred to as the jewel of wisdom or Stone of Heaven. Azurite
symbolizes insight and discovery. It is said to increase psychic abilities.
Azurite activates the Brow and Throat Chakra for more assertive communication
and alertness. It allows for quite, deep access to the subconscious and as a
seeing stone offers access to other times, places and lives. Therefore, it is a
great stone to assist in astral travel. This great balancer helps those who talk
too much and allows for those who to be expressive when they have a tendency to
hold back. This opens our psychic intuition and gets us aquainted with our
innerselves. It is a stone that stimulates creativity, giving access to a
fountain of ideas, images and awareness of things around us. This is a wonderful
stone for decisiveness and decision making.
Properties: Balances and grounds. Reduces sex drive. Promotes fidelity. Absorbs
and flattens emotional intensity. Androgynous. Excellent for centering/aligning
total person with higher powers. Banish grief, enhance self control, wise
decision-making, encourages happiness and good fortune. Can be used to provide a
"peek" into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal
strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one's own
future. Helps with disorders of soft tissue, bone marrow and the feet. Black:
Root Chakra. Grounding. Green: Heart Chakra. Yellow: 3rd Seriousness, logic.
Blue: 5th Chakra. Found in Italy, US, and in Mexico. The shapes or patterns that
Onyx holds inside it have led some to suggest that Onyx has a picture in it that
tells a story or carries a lesson. An Onyx will retain memory of the physical
occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because
it tells the story of the wearer. A strength-giving stone. A good stone for
athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance
to mind or body as well as strength of mind. Good stone for those who are
flighty by nature. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or
task with greater self-confidence. Said to be good for the teeth and bones. It
is highly recommended that Onyx be used in conjunction with Pearl and Diamond.
Properties: A type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate,
Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, and Onyx. Found in the US, Sri Lanka, USSR,
Mexico and Brazil. Chelcedony helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective.
It is used to eases bad dreams and problems related to the eye, gall bladder,
bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory organs. Cleansing in nature, this stone
will promote healing. It needn't be cleaned afterward since it has such strong
cleansing qualities of its own. Chelcedony fosters the maternal instinct and is
said to assist lactation. Blue is used to open the throat Chakra and helps with
communication and self expression.
Properties: This stone is very versatile and is used for mental and emotional
clarity, problem solving, memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence and
self-discipline. It reduces anxiety, fear and depression. Citrine is one of two
crystals which never have to be cleansed of negative energy. An energizing and
highly beneficial crystal, citrine absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissolves
negative energy, which makes it a very protective stone. Citrine crystals are
invigorating and positive. They can surround and fill anyone with its brilliant
color, energizing every aspect of life. Increases motivation and Persons
involved with education or business will especially benefit. Can guide you to
harness and utilize your creative energy. Helps us analyze events and steer them
in a positive direction. Develops inner calm and security, and makes us less
sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings
and help us to accept the flow of events.
Properties: Petalite, also known as Castorite, is highly spiritual. It has been
called the "stone of the Angels" (not to be confused with Angelite) and will
help one connect with one's guides and enhances your angelic connection. It is
also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used
on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's
yin/yang qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances
one's ability to feel energy in stones. Known as an aura calmer, this stone
works on the Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakra in particular. This
environmental stone enhances it surroundings. It is a strong generator of
positive, higher energy.
Quartz: "Rock Crystal"
Properties:Quartz is the Master Healer and the "stone of power"! This crystal
has the appearance of frozen water and clear quartz appears to look like ice!
Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store
information/energy in, program or amplify energy and is used as a healing
instrument. The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw
and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz
is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change
(mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually). Quartz stimulates the
natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing
frequency. Quartz works with All Chakra and master gland for balancing,
cleansing and healing. It is the perfect stone for complete Aura balancing.
Properties: This crystal is Gypsum. This white/clear striated crystal can look
like snowy mountains or tumbled snowballs! Selenite is wonderful for mental
focus, growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. These are centuries-old recordkeepers
of events and information. Smoothes emotions. Holding this crystal can help with
visualizing and bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from a
transpersonal point above your head down through body, out through feet into the
earth/physical plane. May help physical and emotional letting go. This crystal
is great for emotional and athletic flexibility. It helps to send healing to the
earth expands your sensitivity and field of awareness.
Properties: This obsidian stone, which has inclusions of phynocryst, gives it
the snowflake pattern on it's surface, and allows us to recognize unnecessary
patterns in our lives. Promotes self-esteem and confidence. Clairaudience and
owning our lower aspects for growth; Healthy balance. Allows us to be more
sensitive and aware of the beauty and love that is around us. This is a strong
grounding stone and is known as "the protector". It is said to "mirror one's
soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It
reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and
therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts
it to white light energy, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones
survival instincts and is grounding. This stone is used for transformation.
Snow River Quartz:
Properties: This amazing quartz crystal is used for seeing into the future and
discovering our congenital past. These clear quartz balls are amazing in their
clarity on the inside and covered with a beautiful white frost on the outside.
The ends are sliced off so that you can see into it's deep translucent center.
These "picture window" crystals are originally from the riverbeds of Brazil. The
crystals are washed down out of the mountains and tumbled over and over by
violent surging waters. This natural process gives the crystals their frosted
look. They are the "gazing" stone, also called "seer quartz". These stone evoke
clarity, clear thinking and renowned insight.
Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit
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