As the darker days arrive, so my mood alters and I need to incorporate strategies to keep my mood elevated. This is important not only for my emotional state but also my energy levels and general health.
I’ve tried many crystals , they are a great energy tool to keep the vibe high on cold or grey days. Here are my top five:
This lovely peachy orange stone, with warm golden sparkles, resonates with and activates the sacral chakra. It brings the enlivening energies of the sun into gloomy winter days so is especially useful to support seasonal affective disorder or any winter slump. It relieves feelings of stress and is especially useful in meditation. Sunstone awakens the body’s own spiritual healing tools. It is all about light; absorbing light, giving out light and making us feel warm and light.
The lovely translucent yellow stone of joy and good fortune. With its zippy energies who doesn’t feel a little sunnier holding or looking at citrine? It has a cleansing energy, especially useful in winter when we have our doors and windows closed. Handled every day, it brings us energy and vitality.
A bright, paler orange with a gentle feel, Orange Calcite can energize and cleanse the Root and Sacral Chakras and to an extent the solar plexus. It brings positive energy and courage.
Orange Calcite’s zingy energy helps release past traumas and allows optimism and joy to come in. All emotional issues will benefit from Orange Calcite’s infusion of joyful vibrations into the lower chakras.
All Calcite is super for cleansing. It can purify and clean out stored negative energy from your body, room or any physical space. Clearing out old energy patterns can increase personal motivation and drive. Calcite is also a great choice for distance healing work, because it amplifies the energy being sent.
This deep orange, semi-translucent stone brings courage and motivation in all aspects of life and aids physical endurance. It supports the immune system on a physical and emotional level. Carnelian aids cheerfulness and channels the warm and more fiery energies of the sun. It helps you stand in your own power and improves self-confidence. Carnelian clears blockages and is excellent for restoring vitality and for stimulating passion and creativity. This stone helps you trust yourself and your intuition. It sharpens concentration and brings emotional courage. It also helps with teamwork and family harmony.
This mustard yellow stone has been used by healers and shamans throughout the ages. It has a slow, steady and protective vibration. It brings with it positive energy and optimism. It can also deflect jealousy and gossip. Yellow jasper eases worry and embarrassment in social situations. It is ideal for those of us who can feel “stuck” and “foggy” in the winter, because it is a stone of intellect and focus. It helps to gather scattered thoughts. For a winter boost, it also gives us the determination to complete tasks or stick to goals and healthy habits.
Simple Ways you can Use These Crystals
These stones can be used together or in any combination and home or in your pocket, bag or at work.
Charge on a sunny window sill or outside in the sun whenever you can and then draw in the energies when you need them.
Place in a circle around the outside of your glass of water or juice for a few minutes, to infuse it with high and sunny vibrations. Even one stone can be used for this.
Check in with your sun crystals every day and choose the stones you need, or take all, whatever feels right.
Spend 10 minutes or more a day holding your sun crystal or crystals (or five minutes morning and evening) and absorb the bright sunny energies through sight and touch. For a quick fix, place on the solar plexus or heart for a few minutes.
And the Top Choice?
My top choice for SAD, or even a couple of days feeling the Winter Blues, is Sunstone. It works quickly to restore my mood when grey clouds appear. The golden sparkles seem to absorb the sun’s energies and release them whenever needed.
I do not have medical or psychiatric/psychological training. Please consult a medical professional for any physical or mental illness. Crystal lore is for entertainment purposes only.
You can purchase these five stones already made into a kit with printed instructions here: