Okay, let's talk about crystals. There are so many crystals, but I am going to focus on these five for now: Amethyst, Tigers Eye, Rose Quartz, Red Jasper, and Moonstone.
Amethyst is one of my personal favorites. Maybe because it's my birthstone or maybe because it is beautiful and amazing! Aside from being beautiful, Amethyst is very useful. In my experience, it is one of the most calming crystals out there. If you are having a day filled with anxiety and "monkey mind", Amethyst is your friend. It promotes serenity and calm and reduces anxiety. Which I really appreciate because sometimes after I get home from a stressful day at work, I feel like my brain is about to explode! You can place it around your space to absorb negative energy and create tranquility. It is also very helpful during your meditation practice. It is known to open the 3rd eye which is considered to be a source of power and wisdom. It helps to enhance and sharpen spiritual visions, intuition and enlightenment. During your meditation, lie down and place that baby on your 3rd eye and feel the calm enter your mind! It is also said that it reduces the perception of pain. To clean your Amethyst friend you can use smoke, water, salt, a singing bowl, moonlight, or return it to the Earth to help it regain its energy. Just be sure to not put it out in the sunlight. When exposed to UV light, it will lead to fading of that beautiful magical purple color! I learned that the hard way. I had one of my first ones sitting on a shelf by a window and pretty soon I noticed most of the color was gone! It was a very sad day in my life. So don't make that same mistake, keep it out of the sun!
Element: Earth & Fire
Planet: The Sun
Tigers Eye!! How awesome is this one?! Sometimes I just hold my Tigers Eye and move it around in the light. It's beautiful and mesmerizing! Plus, it actually resembles a Tigers eye which I think is pretty cool! When I think of Tigers Eye, I think of the "inner strength" card in tarot. It's all about inner strength, self confidence and willpower! It's great to keep in your pocket while visiting the in-laws. HaHa! Just kidding, I love my in-laws. They are great, but I probably could have used a little help the first time I met them, because I was terrified! It is actually a good one to keep around if you're trying to stay motivated, as it helps awaken motivation and enhances physical abilities. It helps you stay connected regardless of the chaos going on around you and helps get rid of toxic energy. There is also tale of it being able to ward off curses and keep the wearer safe from ill-wishes. It is connected to the solar plexus, root and sacral chakras. To clean your Tigers Eye...it's not picky. I personally feel that "return it to the Earth" is best just because it is connected to the element of Earth, but that's just me. Also, my all time go to is moonlight. There's something magical to me about cleansing your crystals in the moonlight! But you can cleanse yours however you choose: sun, moon, Earth, water, salt, singing bowl or smoke.
I love Rose Quartz! I always feel so romantic when I have it around. Probably because it is connected to the heart chakra, or maybe because it's pink and that makes me tap into my inner "girlie side". It is known to bring you closer to your feminine energy. This beauty is known to bring a strong spiritual connection with the Divine, Earth and the Universe! It helps reduce stress and encourages a calm demeanor and inner peace. It is also known to calm the stress from love or grief. Suffering from a heart break? Rose Quartz! It discourages feelings of anger, fear, resentment and suspicion. It also helps with self forgiveness! It is good for feelings of despair associated with death. They also say it benefits female reproduction by increasing fertility and sexual problems. To cleanse this one, just make sure you don't keep it in the sun for too long. I have read that its limit in the sun is 4 hours. I just play it safe and choose other forms of cleansing. Again, I prefer moonlight, but you can use whichever way you want.
I'm trying to contain myself about the beauty of this one because I have said that about every one of them! But seriously...this one...this one is beautiful! There... I said it! It's TRUE! And it's so...sensual...does that sound weird? I mean, it's connected to the root chakra. It rouses the kundalini and helps it rise. It ignites passion and enhances sexual pleasure! Keep this baby by your bedside. Be careful though, it's said to help with fertility and conception issues! Besides all that fun stuff, it increases fortitude and confidence and helps with courage. It is a great protection stone and is also supposed to help protect against nightmares. Red Jasper also eases stress, keeps you grounded to the Earth and helps with anxiety. This little guy is great for use in legal matters because it seeks the truth, fairness and justice! To cleanse Red Jasper you can use any of the methods.
It's in the name "Moon"stone. The moon is feminine energy. Moonstone connects us to that feminine energy! The moon is connected to our emotional energies. Moonstone helps balance our emotional upsets. It helps with anxiety and promotes a "go with the flow" kind of mindset. It is great for cleansing the mind of all those negative emotions that sometime creep into our head. Honestly when I think of Moonstone, I think of some super chill dude, sitting on the beach, just doing his part to save the turtles and "enjoy the journey, man!" It is connected to the sacral chakra and is helpful with balancing our hormones. This one is great for when you have some kind of creative project going on because it promotes inspiration and calmness! It is also a good tool for manifesting your desires and enhancing your intuition. And it's BEAUTIFUL! This one can be cleansed with any of the methods mentioned. But of course...I love cleansing by the moon...and it's in the name!
So there ya have it!! Five crystals that I personally can't live without...or at least wouldn't want to!
"All things are possible with gemstones and mascara." -Unknown