As we move deeper into the new year, many of us seek ways to invite positive energy, love, peace, abundance, and personal growth into our lives. One ancient and widely embraced practice involves the use of crystals, believed by many to harness unique energies that can enhance various aspects of our well-being. Crystals, with their natural vibrational frequencies, have long been revered for their ability to aid in personal growth, mindfulness, and manifestation.
What are the crystals and healing stones to help with new year’s intentions and resolutions?
At the top of the crystal hierarchy, clear quartz is revered for its ability to amplify energy and intentions. Just as the new year is a blank canvas, clear quartz is thought to enhance clarity, focus, and positive energy. Use it to set your intentions for the coming months and amplify your goals.
Crystal Quartz, often also referred to as Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal, is considered the ‘master healer’ of the crystal kingdom. Seemingly ordinary yet quite extraordinary, different cultures throughout the world thought them to be incarnations of the Divine.
A Crystal Quartz will amplify whatever energy or thought is programmed into it, as well as intensify the effect of other crystals. It continues to broadcast that energy into the world and other realms. This can be stimulating the fulfilment of one’s prayers, intensifying spiritual growth, or simply allowing the crystal to hold a pattern of energy strongly enough for the realisation of a goal to occur. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and supports attunement to the higher self.
Clear Quartz balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. It can cleanse and enhance the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities and aids concentration and unlocks memory. It brings the body into balance through harmonising all chakras and alignment of the subtle bodies.
Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds and is also often used as a neutraliser in the cleansing process of other crystals. Your perfect allrounder to enter with ease into this new year.
Citrine is an absolute power stone, energising its wearer on all levels. As it rules the Manipura Chakra, it boosts your capacity to be more confident, make wiser decisions, and increase your assertiveness. Often referred to as the "Merchant's Stone," citrine is associated with prosperity and success. Embracing the energy of citrine is believed to channel feelings of abundance, wealth, positive outcomes and a sense of security. Place a piece of citrine in your workspace or carry it with you to welcome financial well-being in the new year.
Citrine is thought to be especially great at helping your grandest visions make their way from your daydreams into reality.
It is known to attract prosperity and success. Citrine increases self-confidence and stimulates creativity, enthusiasm, and joy. As it helps you get centred and rest in your power, Citrine is great to help in making important decisions. It also balances emotions and gives relief for depression, stress and anxiety, bringing joy, optimism and love to its owner. This beautiful yellow-gold crystal is unique in its power to dissolve negative energy without the need to be cleansed.
Citrine is also known as the ‘stone of the mind’, stimulating the brain, increasing concentration, strengthening the intellect and increasing psychic powers. It promotes clarity of thoughts, opens the mind to new thoughts and brings relief to nightmares.
On a physical level, Citrine is known to be beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system, acting cleansing and purifying.
Citrine is a semiprecious gemstone that originates from mineral quartz. Naturally yellow Citrine (can also be referred to as Lemon Quartz) is quite rare and most citrine that you will find as a gemstone, which is the kind you will find used in our jewelry, is an evolution of Amethyst that either is heat treated in some way, or is formed by a natural means of heating.
Moonstone is an enchanting gem that has long been revered for its ethereal glow reminiscent of moonlight. It is a stone that invokes the depth of our intuition to come to the surface as we move with the tides of life.
This mesmerizing stone is a member of the feldspar mineral family and exhibits a captivating play of light known as "adularescence," a shimmering effect that seems to move across the surface of the stone as light changes.
Celebrated as the "Stone of Intuition" and a symbol of feminine energy, Moonstone is believed to enhance intuition, inner wisdom, and psychic abilities. It captures all the magic of the Moon and gathers it in one shimmering piece invoking psychic protection. It is said to connect with the cycles of the moon and bring emotional balance, stability, and harmony.
Moonstone is also known as the stone of new beginnings. Moonstone enchants us with its soft and magical feminine energy and pearly white light and incites a deeper understanding of who we are and where we are meant to go.
Just like the Moon our life surrenders to tidal changes and all we need is a nudge by magic to remind us of our inherent wisdom. Wearing Moonstone jewelry can help one tap into their intuition and embrace the ebb and flow of life with grace, reminding us that change is a beautiful and natural part of our journey.
Like a tranquil sea, aquamarine is associated with calmness, courage, and effective communication. As you navigate the new year, harness the soothing energy of aquamarine to promote tranquility and enhance your ability to express yourself with clarity.
Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone renowned for its serene blue color reminiscent of clear ocean waters. Its name is derived from the Latin words "aqua" meaning water and "marina" meaning sea. As a member of the beryl family, Aquamarine is valued for its transparency and brilliance. It is believed to possess calming energies, promoting harmony and tranquility. Aquamarine is also associated with courage and communication, inspiring self-expression and enhancing interpersonal connections.
Aquamarine in its rawest, unmade form is a stone that reflects themes of truth and reflection, expression and communication. It brings us into our depths to discover our own truths. Also called the Stone of Courage it pays homage to our inner strength and soft resilience it builds inside. Aquamarine works with the throat chakra to keep the voice steady and to bring strength to the soul.
Labradorite is a stone of intuition, new beginnings (a reason you often see it recommended as a stone for the new moon), and transformation. And it makes sense: many of us look to the new year as a time of transformation and change, a fresh start. Labradorite can help usher in the energy of change while helping us to connect with our intuition - which creates a powerful combination of intentions: change, guided by our highest knowing. If you're starting something new, or want to harness the energy of the beginning of a new year, try some labradorite to help you connect to that energy.
Labradorite teaches us how to bring life-giving energy to all areas of our souls – from the body to the mind and those deep corners that are hardest to reach. It’s a stone that shows us the way to self-soothing, self-love, transformation and enhancing mental clarity. Labradorite is known for its ‘labradoresence’, a dazzling optical phenomenon of blues, greens and deep blues that shimmer in the light, offering an iridescence of swirls. It reminds us of the magic of the universe – and the magic within us.
Labradorite is a stone that evokes courage and transformation and whispers deep healing. It holds stabilising and grounding properties that keep you connected to the earth beneath your feet while encouraging you to imagine a world high and wide.
Start the new year with a burst of energy and vitality with the help of Garnet, a love stone. Garnet is believed to promote success, good luck, and positive vibes. Whether worn as jewelry or placed in your living space, garnet is thought to enhance passion and bring success to your endeavors.
Garnet opens the heart and increases self-confidence and courage. It cleanses and re-energizes the chakras, balancing its owners energy. It invites love, devotion and compassion into ones life. Garnet is a ‘love’ stone, encouraging trust, sincerity, intimacy, understanding, passion, warmth and honesty in relationships. It’s known to ease depression and anger, in particular when directed towards oneself.
Garnet is also known for stimulating success in business and constancy in friendships. It increases self-esteem, popularity amongst peers and a sense of security. It also encourages positive thinking.
Garnet is known to not only protect from negative energies but to also send these energies back to where they originated.
Garnet stimulates the metabolism, increases overall energy levels and gives the immune system a boost. When placed over the Thyroid or Spleen, Garnet helps cleanse these organs.
As you step into the new year, consider incorporating these crystals into your daily life to cultivate positive energy, abundance, and personal growth. Whether you believe in the metaphysical properties of crystals or simply appreciate their beauty, the intention behind their use can add a meaningful and positive dimension to your journey through the coming months. Embrace the unique energies of these crystals and set the stage for a vibrant and fulfilling year ahead.
What intentions are you calling in for yourself this year? And which crystal represents that which you are looking for?
Sending you love for a continued easeful new 2024…