I’m often asked for crystals to help with studying and with taking exams. I think that there are several things to look at here, including focus, and memory. But also including the communication skills to express the learnings and show true understanding. Emotions need to be supported too. Here are a few suggestions.
This silvery stone is a deep red inside and resonates with the root chakra. It brings focus, concentration, determination and a feeling of being more grounded and in control.
This green translucent stone is known for bringing clarity. It cuts through confusion and helps to keep information ordered.
This purple stone enhances the memory and intellect. It is a master healer and comforting at all times.
Blue Lace agate
Pale blue, with white banding, this lovely stone brings emotional balance and calm and enables clear communication when listening, speaking or writing.
Vibrant blue stone with white markings is great for communicating our ideas and knowledge. It also helps with legal and process matters such as filling in forms correctly.
This yellow translucent stone boosts our energy and mood and brings luck and positivity.
Gorgeous green stone which balances head with heart. It also attracts good fortune and abundance.
Lovely warm brown stone with shining golden stripes. It is grounding and protective and brings courage and confidence. Meanwhile the golden flashes attract good things, luck and abundance.
This clear stone brings additional clarity and also amplifies the effects of the other crystals.
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Even if you love Christmas, the build-up can be stressful. If you are the chief organiser it is often even worse. Here are just a few ideas to help you sail through.
A bit of woo! It’s a great time to have some energy work, such as Reiki or clearing or do some EFT tapping, lots of this can be done remotely so you don’t have to travel and really helps keep you on an even keel.
Mindfulness or other meditation: At this busy time, don’t beat yourself up trying to “do it properly” get a free app on your phone or tablet, or stream a free audio meditation. Even 5 minutes is reviving and calming.
Crystals of course! They change your vibration and are decorative and easy to keep around. Here are my top Crystals to help things run more smoothly:
Fluorite: This lovely green or purple translucent stone brings order out of chaos and is most often chosen by those with multiple responsibilities to protect from overwhelm.
Agate – This banded stone is calming and has a lovely slow vibration. It allows both adults and children to slow down and take a breath.
Chrysocolla – A lovely blue-green stone which is very balancing and soothes cluttered minds. Resonating with the heart it beams love, harmony and happiness into the home and is especially bonding for families.
Tiger’s eye – The beautiful golden stripes bring festive joy and yet keep the gang gently grounded. With your feet on the ground you can all appreciate the season but normal life and routines can still be supported to whatever extent you wish.
Rose Quartz – A little pink drop of love and appreciation. Spreads love all around, and reminds the main organiser that they matter too and a little time for self-care is always needed.
Snow Quartz – A pure white healer. Balances yin and yang, and gently aligns the chakras. If anyone needs a little pick me up, it heals and boosts gently, as much as is required and no more. (Quite good after over indulgence).
1. Know that the glossy adverts are not real life. My family Christmas looks nothing like the branded million dollar advertising campaigns that we are bombarded with on television, and I bet your doesn’t either. Give yourself a festive break and let yourself off the hook! It doesn’t matter if the sprouts are soggy and the cat pukes under the tree just as you are serving your marks and Spencer dessert. This is real life and we are not living in the television adverts. Make room for the reality of your Christmas. Overtired kids, awkward relatives and the Christmas crackers that were not as.good as they looked on the box. Pause, breathe and know that the adverts are only that – adverts.
2. My second top tip is to get something out of the day for you. Christmas can be a bit like a wedding day, blink and you’ve missed it. Often we are so busy with the “tasks” and “mediation” of the day that we get to bed feeling knackered and deprived of our own actual christmas. Whether it’s a quick Baileys in the bath or a walk with the dog, try and pick something just for you. When we give away too much of ourselves we can become resentful and agitated. As a busy mom I know my family will thank me more for having a 20 minute time out and keeping my sanity than a forced tenth round of trivial pursuit through gritted teeth.
We have made our top crystals into a lovely kit that you can get as a supportive for yourself or other “Christmas Coordinators” in your life. And they come with pretty, festive bags so you can even incorporate them sneakily into your decor!
Whether we want to attract love into our lives, or heal tricky relationships (romantic, family or friends), self love and self worth have a huge impact. We have to heal our heart first and give ourselves the unconditional love that tells the Universe we ARE worthy. Here are my crystal tools that work on all aspects of relationships – with ourselves and then with others. Can you use these to attract romance? Yes you absolutely can. And improving our own self-acceptance also attracts more abundance, more fun and better health. It’s a win-win situation.
Unconditional love and self-acceptance
The delightful pale pink rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and more importantly, unconditional self love and self – acceptance.
It brings self-esteem and a feeling of being nourished and supported. When we understand we are worthy of love, we attract love. It soothes a broken heart and brings a feeling of nurture and support. I recommend rough chunks. With their uneven shapes they help to scatter the loving energies around the home. In an existing relationship, use two and their soft loving energies placed either side of the bed, gradually repair any niggles from the day (or the years). If you are looking for love, their vibes will magnify your intentions and you can let go and allow the universe to work its magic for you.
If you are looking for love I also recommend a Rose Quartz Heart for Romance
Rose quartz of course is the chief stone of romance and attraction and the heart shape amplifies this intention. Keep it with you at all times. If you can’t get hold of a heart, use a tumbled or smooth stone.
Balance and Attraction
Green aventurine balances head with heart, masculine and feminine, yin and yang. It is also a key crystal for manifesting and attracting our desires and goals. Whatever your relationship goals it will support you.
What belongs together, comes together
This green and pink stone is a perfect blend of epidote, red jasper and pink feldspar. The crystalline structure of the blend is so tightly melded that it sits well with its reputation of “what belongs together, comes together”. It attracts or creates a union that is seamless and meant to be and encourages an easy and equal connection. It is a stone for attracting a soul mate and for strengthening the bonds in healthy relationships, both romantic and others.
Communication and capacity for love
This beautiful blue-green stone is helpful during times of change and transition, because it helps to calm your emotions so that you can be you and be real. It helps us move on, only where necessary, and be ready for new beginnings. In new relationships, it keeps communication clear and honest, removing those early doubts and giving a loving, gentle clarity. Chrysocolla also helps increase our capacity to love and shifts our barriers and blocks to loving and being loved. It heals the heart and enhances our capacity to love and be loved.
Forgiveness and healing
This deep pink stone with black inclusions is the ultimate stone of forgiveness and healing and has deep and long lasting effects. It empowers us to reach our full potential, thereby attracting the love we deserve. In this way it is as useful in attracting new love as revitalising relationships for good.
Any or all of these crystals will help you to boost the relationship you have with the most important love in your life – you. And thereby all the love and relationships around you.
Need more help?
Together with Kate Spencer, I’ve devised a crystal kit which contains all of these stones (2 of the rose quartz raw chunks) and Kate has added an amazing Heal Your Wounded Soul Masterclass & Meditation Bundle. The master class and meditation are digital products and an email will be forwarded to you in order for you to gain access to these bonus items.
Moonstone works with the moon and helps to stabilise female hormones. Two are suggested so that you can choose to use them together or separately. You can have one on the left and one on the right side. Perhaps in your jeans pockets or maybe one either side of the bed or desk. If you only want one with you, leave one under your pillow and take one in your handbag or bra.
Lepidolite – purple or lilac/white with sparkles
This is my go-to stone for depression and anxiety so if low mood or mood swings accompany your symptoms keep it with you at all times, especially during sleep. It’s not an instant fix, but fairly quickly brings you back up and holds you steady.
Howlite – white with grey marbling
Grab a howlite if you feel sudden stress, anxiety or panic, or keep it with you and simply hold when you need instant calm.
Amethyst – purple translucent
Absolutely keep an amethyst under your pillow to help sleep patterns, and keep one with you at all times to help sharpen your memory and concentration.
Chrysocolla – blue-green
This is said to help restless legs and I have personally found that to be true. Works best when around you all the time, day and night. It also helps emotionally with the idea of menopause helping us to embrace and forgive. And, it helps clear communication.
Hematite – silver/pewter
Hematite is supremely grounding and brings a more steady feeling. It is fabulous for regulating temperature and circulation. Cooling for night sweats and daytime hot flushes, hold it or place on the wrist at the pulse point.
Citrine – yellow translucent
So cheery, this certainly aids cheerfulness but also keeps up the energy levels and counteracts fatigue. It is another tool in your armoury against hot flashes and works well with hematite during the day.
Yellow Jasper – mustard yellow, opaque
All jaspers help with digestive issues, yellow jasper also helps us to detox both from toxins, and emotional issues relating to other people. It helps us feel comfortable in social situations and is another boost to confidence and concentration. Its slow steady vibration helps emotionally too.
Orange Calcite – pale to bright orange
This is a smooth and comforting stone. Energising and balancing, known for balancing hormones and for boosting physical strength and stamina. All calcites are good for bones and joints. It’s good to hold and should be touched often.
If you’d like a kit of all the above crystals including 2 moonstone and 2 amethyst, here’s a link.
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 physiatric/phychological training. Please consult a medical professional for any physical or mental illness. Crystal lore is for entertainment purposes only.
Sacred Geometry describes shapes and patterns that are considered special in various cultures. This sacredness has been attributed to patterns and shapes because so many natural things show these designs.
In ancient times, people seeing these patterns in nature, such as petals in a flower, repeating patterns in fern fronds or spirals in shells, concluded that the universe was designed to follow these shapes. In fact, as we now know, all matter on earth and in the universe is made up of regular patterns. Some of these we can see, such as a leaf or a snowflake under a microscope. Some we can’t, see without special tools, such as harmonic frequencies (e.g. music).
Everything from the infinite universe to the tiniest atom is made up of patterns and has a unique energetic vibration. They are used in all our human endeavours from mathematics to art. For example, you may have heard of Fibonacci Sequences, used in maths and demonstrated beautifully in the shape of a flower. Similar ratios can be seen in religious or spiritual mandalas (in fact the word mandala means circle, one of the basic constructs of all sacred geometry, along with triangles and squares). All these principles repeated across “the heavens” and earth, have long been used as spiritual tools for meditation, prayer and manifestation. In all cultures, ancient and modern, patterns based on simple geometric shapes have been incorporated into sacred and civic buildings and religious art.
(Photos: Mo Prowse)
Whether temples, flowers, snowflakes, mosques, music, mandalas or cathedrals, sacred patterns are there to be discovered and enjoyed.
Look out for these patterns and note where you are and how you feel when you see them.
This is a great tip if you feel a bit off-kilter, sluggish or not quite yourself. It can be a quick pick-me-up emotionally too. However, it’s a great and easy way to practise regular self care at any time.
My favourite crystals for this exercise are: Carnelian, Amethyst or Unakite. But there are many others you can choose.
Make yourself comfortable in a place where you will not be disturbed. You can sit with your feet flat on the floor, or lie down. If sitting hold the crystal(s) in your hands. If lying down place the carnelian at the sacral chakra (about 2 inches or 5 cm below your belly button) or the unakite or amethyst at the heart. Take a deep breath in and exhale gently. As you exhale, feel yourself releasing any feelings or emotions that are not for your highest good. Continue to breathe slowly and deliberately in and out. Intend to release any unwanted energy each time you exhale, until all negative energy or feelings have been released. Take another deep breath in and feel the energy of the crystal begin to enter your physical body. Feel the uplifting healing energy of the crystal as it also strengthens your immune system. Continue to breathe in and out, while the allowing the warm light from the crystal to expand outward, until it fills your entire physical body. You may begin to feel floaty and warm, continue this breathing with your crystal, feeling the light energy begin to expand outside your body, until it has filled your entire aura with loving and healing energy. When you feel ready you can slowly open your eyes, wriggle about, shake your limbs about and drink a glass of water to ground yourself. Don’t worry if you fall asleep (as long as it is safe to do so), just have a glass of water when you wake up.
NOTE: I am not medically trained and this crystal exercise can only boost your immune system by working on your sense of wellbeing.
These are a concretion, laid down millions of years ago in sedimentary silt. They are said to come in pairs, one female and one male stone. The females are said to be more of a smooth sphere or oval shape and the males are rougher with sometimes protrusions. They have a powerful yet not intrusive energy and help to balance your female-male, yin-yang energies. However, some are androgynous and will work singly, incorporating the properties of each. They are mainly formed from pyrite, iron magnetite or marcasite with sometimes palladian and other minerals formed around a fossilised core.
They have strong grounding properties and are highly protective. They are sometimes called Shaman Stones, but not to be confused with moqui balls which are a different mineral composition and also sometimes called Shaman stones!
Where Do They Come From?
Kansas pop rocks are found in one area of Kansas only as far as we know. Near a pyramid shaped mountain which is now known as Boji mountain. The family which has trademarked the name Boji has a pet crow of the same name. When their daughter found the rocks, she thought they were the eggs of the crow. The owners of the trademark issue certificates of authenticity confirming each set was found as a pair in that location. They are also sold as pop rocks in singles and in pairs, but would often be paired up by the seller. I feel that, like some other “paired” stones, they will pair themselves naturally if you buy them in bulk.
Key Metaphysical Properties
Balancing and aligning yin-yang, the auric field and chakra column
Physically energising without being over-stimulating
Fill the aura with positive energy
Elevate your level of intuition, so that you can protect yourself.
Removal of blockages
Increased cognition and clarity of the mind – improve memory
Assist the body’s natural regeneration.
Grounding – especially useful for star seeds and astral travellers
How To Use Them
Hold one in each hand during meditation.
It is said that we should hold the female stone in the left hand and the male in the right.
I believe we should use our intuition and see which feels best in which hand.
Place one in each pocket when channelling healing or spiritual messages
Place on or around the body where guided during healing practice.
Place around your healing room to guard yourself and your client.
To balance the male/female energies, and grounding place the smaller female stone at the crown chakra, and the other stone below the feet at the earth chakra. Lie down and relax for at least 10 minutes. If you can’t decide which is male and which is female, see which feels better at the head and which at the feet. The stones themselves will guide you.
Cleanse the energies in your usual way, but take care, they can disintegrate if left outside for long periods.
Can also disintegrate after shifting a lot of energy for you
It is said that storing in pairs can neutralise the energy, I feel you need to keep them a couple of metres apart.
Sometimes, a pair will naturally roll towards or away from each other and you may feel a magnetic pull.
Crystal charged water. This is different from an elixir – it’s much simpler and quicker, but you can still get fantastic results. All you need is a clean glass of water, a flat surface and your chosen crystals. You can choose to place the glass on a mandala, or sacred geometry to add an extra energetic boost. You can choose filtered water if you wish (I chose tap water for this occasion).
First of all, cleanse your crystals and ground/centre and protect yourself. Hold your crystals for a short while and focus on your intention for the water. Then place your glass of water on a flat surface and arrange your crystals in any formation you are guided to. You can use all the same crystal or a set of different stones. Leave it for a few minutes or up to half an hour. Cover your glass if you feel it necessary. Then, thank the crystals and drink your water. For the pictured glass, I chose Blue Kyanite and a grid print of Metatron’s Cube (Sacred Geometry). My intention was to balance my chakras and auric field and keep my physical energy levels up. I made 3 glasses of this water to drink 3 times today along with other drinks. Not only do I feel great, I know from past experience that repeating this daily will make me look more healthy too.
1. Use a covered jug and once charged, keep in fridge and decant as needed.
2. Pop a stretchy crystal bracelet around your glass or water bottle.
3. Use a polished crystal slice as a coaster for your drink.
Here’s a question I saw on Facebook the other day. “Would you rather travel every day for the rest of your life, or never be able to travel?” One of the answers was, “I’d love never to have to travel – I get anxious and peopled-out!”
I get it, I do! I always think I enjoy traveling and I love to plan and book a holiday. Then as it gets nearer the mind-monkeys start with the what-ifs and planning stress and worse. On the actual journey the anxiety and overwhelm used to spoil it completely. But over the years I’ve developed a full kit of tools and strategies for the journey or holiday itself. This includes a well stocked Kindle and MP3 player for distraction, spare earphones and earplugs, spare glasses, handwipes, loose change, emergency cash, emergency snacks etc. The list gets longer as I get “wiser”. One of the items that always makes the list it crystals. I never, ever, travel without at least a few of them. They give me comfort, relieve anxiety and just keep everything on an even keel.
I’ve developed my own tried and tested crystal list that covers all types of travel and I call it my Happy Travels Kit . Here are my top six!
This gorgeous lilac to deep pink/purple sparkly stone is soothing and calming. It is a powerful helper if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed or if you feel overwhelmed by picking up these emotions from others. It has a positive vibration that stimulates positive coincidence or synchronicity.
With its high lithium content it naturally gives off a vibration of calming energy and counteracts panic and worry. It can clear the chakras and meridians of unhealthy emotions.
Howlite is a beautiful white stone with fine grey marbling. It is very calming, brings patience and soothes trauma and anger. For instant stress relief, or to relieve panic, hold a piece to the third eye or heart and breathe slowly.
Blue Lace Agate
Balance and calm
Blue lace agate, a serene, pale blue colour with white banding, provides balance and calm. It is soothing and relaxing. It eases frustration when arrangements go wrong or are delayed. This gentle, calming stone provides tranquil energy. As with all agates, blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are gentle and subtle and it is a particular protector for children.
This creamy stone resonates with the moon and its glow can be seen within. Traditionally used for safe travel especially when your journey takes you across or over water, Moonstone balances the heart and mind and helps you to see through worries to the evidence of safety. It gives comfort during stressful worry or health situations and promotes renewal and rebuilding.
Protection for travellers
Chiastolite is a warm brown stone with a natural black cross formation in its structure. It has long been regarded as a stone that is highly protective, especially for travellers and pilgrims. For long distance walks, drives or journeys, chiastolite is your friend. It also forms a protective bubble in the workplace, school, vehicle or place of business.
Chiastolite has a lovely friendly vibration and when you hold it in your hand you can easily feel its strong earthy energy. You will feel deeply connected to nature and this grounding aspect also helps you to adapt to change.
Resonating with the base or root chakra, it supports you in finding your own courage.
Protection for air travel
Malachite is a vibrant green stone with dark patterning that resonates with nature and the natural realm It protects all journeys, especially air travel especially as it absorbs and transforms negative energies, toxins and pollutants from the body and the surrounding atmosphere. It guards against radiation and electromagnetic pollution and heals with loving earthy energies. Malachite can lessen the effects of noise, fluorescent or harsh lighting, and negativity of all kinds.
It protects all journeys and travel, and is super for adding your heart strength to any positive intentions, for example when visualising a safe trip.
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What do you think? Would this help you? What crystals or essential oils do you travel with?