Halloween is traditionally a time to carve pumpkins, make last-minute costumes out of cardboard boxes, and eat all your kids’ mini Snickers without them suspecting a thing. But the holiday also has roots in ancient Celtic spirituality and is the perfect time for you to connect with your inner witch – and I mean that in the nicest way.
If you could use a little magic in your life, here is how you can manifest some for yourself with the help of crystals.
Crystals are ancient minerals that have been used for millennia as spiritual tools for healing. As with everything else on the planet, crystals have a specific energy and frequency that is unique to them. These vibrations interact with our own, impacting our physical, emotional, and subtle bodies.
Crystals have traditionally been used for protection against negative energy. In fact, in ancient times, Romans carried amber stones to protect them from their enemies. Some people use crystals to clear the energy of a particular space, the same way some might burn sage.
There are also those who swear by crystals to keep nightmares at bay. So, if you’d rather dream of unicorns or getting it on with your favorite celebrity instead of being chased by maniacal clowns, then consider tucking a few crystals under your pillow each night.
If you want to kick your spiritual game up a notch, here are 7 healing crystals and their properties. It is said that you don’t choose the crystal, the crystal you need chooses you, so pay attention as you go through this list to see which crystal is calling to you.
In ancient India, the Moonstone was the stone of the Gods and Goddesses and is still seen as sacred. The Moonstone can create harmony in your life and strengthen your intuition. The Moonstone is also used to treat hormonal imbalances and digestive disorders.
When we think of crystals, most of us picture the classic quartz stone. This gorgeous crystal contains the entire color spectrum and catches the light beautifully, which is perhaps why it is seen as the window of light into the metaphysical world.
Quartz is often used with prayers of manifestation. Those who incorporate quartz into their meditation practice find success by “programming” their crystal with their intention. This crystal is also considered a master healer and believed to stimulate the immune system and increase energy flow, or qi.
Planning on heading to Vegas or buying $20 worth of scratch-off tickets? Then you may want to keep this crystal in your pocket. Aventurine is known for amplifying luck, prosperity and abundance. It is a variety of quartz and is believed to draw new opportunities to you. Aventurine also creates a general sense of calm and well-being and supports your heart chakra and circulation.
Agate reflects the infinite possibilities of our inner and outer worlds as it comes in a seemingly endless variety of colors and striations. Agate has been traditionally used to raise self-awareness and stabilize our emotions. Those with self-esteem issues would do well to carry these around with them. And if you could use a little bit of mental clarity, and who among us couldn’t, agate should be your go-to crystal.
If you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, invite this powerful crystal into your life. The Rose Quartz is associated with the heart and unconditional love. It can help you be better at loving yourself, others and the planet, as well as inviting your soulmate to come find you. And, if you’ve been carrying around emotional baggage for years, the Rose Quartz will help you finally release it.
This crystal is like the Jan Brady of crystals, it just doesn’t get the attention it deserves. But the truth is, it is one of the most powerful crystals and has been used to obliterate negative energy from the body and immediate surroundings. Talk about manifesting magic! Oh, and if you have any inflammation in the body, Fluorite can help alleviate it.
This beautiful purple stone has many uses, but at the very top of the list is manifestation! Amethyst can help you connect with your biggest desires and life’s purpose and then assist in manifesting those things in your life. And for those who want to manifest their wildest dreams while also getting relief from tension headaches, pick up some Amethyst stat!
This Halloween scare up some magic of you’re very own with one or more of these powerful healing crystals.