7 Gemstones and Crystals to Boost Positive Energy
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Would you like to add a little magic to your life? Try crystals! Since ages ago, people have been using gemstones to embellish architecture and clothings. Stones and crystals come directly from the rich soils of the earth, and mesmerize people with their colors, textures, and associations with luck and positivity. Here are some of the most common ones to start with!
1. Love & compassion: Rose Quartz
Remember Pantone’s Color of the Year for this year? It’s Rose Quartz and Serenity. Although the color of rose quartz is calming, it symbolizes love, which is a very powerful energy. The stone is not only good for romantic love, but also for understanding, compassionate love.
2. Clarity: Quartz
When we hear the word “crystal,” quartz is usually the first image that pops up. Quartz is one of the most common mineral on earth, while crystal actually refers to the clean-cut, organized structure of minerals. Clear quartz stands out because its transparency and sharp points match our imagination of the ultimate magical crystal! Wear clear quartz to help clarify and focus.
3. Intuition & spirituality: Blue Kyanite
Just like quartz and many other gemstones, kyanite comes in many colors. Blue kyanite has a calming shade of blue with traces of white. Often, the colors of stones give meaning to associated energy. Wearing blue kyanite jewelry or putting a piece at home is good for connecting to your intuition and inner peace.
4. Courage & vitality: Garnet
Gemstones are associated with the balancing energies of nature because they are natural materials from the earth. Wear blood-red garnet to boost your courage and passion, and connect to a healthy, active body.
5. Expression & communication: Sodalite
The white-and-blue patches of sodalite loosely resembling blue-and-white porcelain from the Chinese (this is what it looks like), giving them an elegant, traditional touch. Besides their color-related meanings, blue sodalites are also said to boost expression and lift writer’s blocks!
6. Protection: Onyx
While not an active source of positive energy, black onyx is often known to protect wearers from negative influences from the environment. The color to end all colors, black also acts like a shield to help you focus on inner strength.
7. Fortune and happiness: Citrine
Also known as the “merchant's stone,” citrine is commonly associated with good fortune, especially in Chinese culture. They range from light yellow to dark orange, and is associated with light, confidence and happiness. It’s a positive way to think about money, isn’t it?
Positive energy all year long!
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