Charm(é) of The Crystals
Crystals aren’t merely a trend in fashion and interiors – they are the latest wellness must-have.
From 1980-2000, the wellness movement began to gain momentum and was taken more seriously by the medical, academic and corporate worlds. An increasing number of blue-chip and fortune 500 companies are offering meditation, mindfulness and mind training to employees today. With current wellness trends embracing ancient practices, crystals are just the latest to go mainstream.
They are said to have healing powers and the ability to bring luck and success. It might sound, “woo-woo” and, let’s face it, there is no scientific backing, but the idea that crystals can boost health and well-being isn’t new. Crystals have been viewed as a source of healing power by many ancient civilisations. Wearing gems in jewellery is universal and timeless.
The idea is that crystals have energy harnessed from the earth over billions of years, and they each vibrate at a different frequency.
Delving Into The Fascination
People are made of energy, subtle vibrations, every cell, and every part of our being vibrating, in constant flow. In fact, everything has an energy field, and a rock or pebble is no different. Crystals specifically have their own unique energies that balance our energies. The sooner we become aware of our energy and the energies around us, the sooner seeing and feeling crystal energy will flow.
Just wearing a piece of gem can expand your aura and amplify your vibrations, whether it’s for you, your space, the land, even your pets – in essence, make you feel good.
Stress is the number one prime suspect in negatively affecting our health and is estimated to be the underlying cause of around 60% of illnesses. Crystals are powerful healers for emotions. They can mitigate anger, shame and guilt, encourage forgiveness and help you to suspend judgment either of yourself or of other people’s feelings. All crystals have a generic ability to heal – that is, to bring you back into balance – but each type also has specific properties that it brings to mindfulness. A crystal can help you to become more aware of your thoughts and collective consciousness. They offer a helping hand to keep us present at the moment. Studies show that mindfulness creates functional and structural changes in the brain that are helpful in staving off depression and anxiety. Wearing your crystal means that its energy constantly radiated into your personal energy field, bringing it into harmony. Crystals help you to maintain hope in the most hopeless situations and teach you how to remain calm no matter what. They also protect you from the detrimental effects of electromagnetics, earth energies and other environmental disturbances.
How To Choose and Wear
Certain crystals totally match and resonate with our energy as if we were that crystal. These crystals have much personal significance and are capable of helping us for self-growth and self-healing.
To select a crystal follow your intuition. It will stand out from the crowd, possibly sparkle and shine and virtually shot at you, wave, jump up and down or leap off the shelf. Each story is different, and the way a person perceives and feels the energy is different. The feeling you get when you fall in love with a crystal is the best feeling; it lights you up from the inside.
Where you wear crystals on your body is also important. Not only do individual crystals affect particular areas of the body, but also placing a crystal directly over a chakra can enhance its effect, as its energies carried through the body’s energy system.
Colour Guide To Gems
RED: for high energy, action, passion, love, courage, helps you to get on with important projects.
PINK: for loving heart support whether for you or someone else, gentle focus, courage, and nurturing support.
YELLOW: for happiness, emotional release, joy, heartfelt communication, enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity.
ORANGE: for action, persuasiveness, joy, friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness.
GOLDEN: for abundance, connection to the divine, guidance with a commitment to projects, success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power.
GREEN: for renewal, finding perspective, understanding, clarity, success in new ventures, and good health.
BLUE: for calming, help with communication, patience, reconciling differences, seeking forgiveness, honour, trust, faith, respect.
PURPLE: for help with creative intentions, manifesting magic and your dreams, perception, self-knowledge, and insight.
WHITE: for attracting the power of the moon and the divine feminine, goddess energy, regeneration, and the power of the illumination.
CLEAR: for clarity, focus, intent, purity. Clear crystals can cleanse the grid ready for the new energies to be manifested and also amplify them.
BLACK: for protection, security, mental focus, and staying alert.
BROWN: for grounding the energies and intention, connection with the natural world.
Capricorn (23 Dec – 22 Jan) Ruby, Garnet Tigers Eye
Aquarius (23Jan – 22 Feb) Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Quartz
Pisces (23 Feb – 22 Mar) Tourmaline, Amethyst, Aquamarine
Aries (23 Mar – 22 Apr) Bloodstone, Coral, Diamond
Taurus (23 Apr – 22 May) Sapphire, Emerald, Jade, Topaz
Gemini (23 May - 22 June) Agate, Green Tourmaline, Pearl
Cancer (23 June - 22 July) Ruby, Emerald, Moss Agate, Turquoise, Moonstone
Leo (23 July – 22 Aug) Amber, Peridot, Onyx, Jasper
Virgo (23 Aug – 22 Sep) Carnelian, Pink Jasper, Rose Quartz, Sapphire
Libra (23 Sep – 22 0ct) Opal, Tourmaline, Peridot, Rose Quartz
Scorpio (23 0ct – 22 Nov) Ruby, Topaz, Garnet, Unakite
Sagittarius (23Nov – 22 Dec) Turquoise, Malachite, Amethyst, Obsidian
Little Book of Crystal Chakra Healing, Philip Permutt, 2016
Crystal Mindfulness, Juddy Hall, 2016
The Power of Gems&Crystals, Soozi Holbeche, 2018
Crystals, Katie-Jane Wright, 2018
Red Magazine, March 2019
Global Wellness InstituteTM https://globalwellnessinstitute.org
Crystal Vaults https://www.crystalvaults.com/