The holiday season can be SO joyous, but it can also be challenging at times. It’s important to keep yourself grounded, protected, and balanced during this busy time of year so that you can truly enjoy the magic and delights of the season.
From November through December we are a flurry of holidays, family get-togethers, office parties, holiday shopping, and celebrations. Life moves pretty fast for these six weeks, and at Clarity Center we depend on our stones to help us manage this energy. Here are some of our favorite stones to help make your holidays feel a bit more cozy and stress free.
Stones to Help with Stress:
If you tend to feel a bit more stressed at the holidays, whether it be the added travelers on the commute, the demands on your free time, your job gearing up another level, or even having to spend more time with people who push your buttons, these stones promote calm, sooth nerves, and help relieve stress.
A very peaceful stone, during times of stress Chrysocolla works with your personal energy field to provide calm and peace. A stone of communication that is devoted to expression through compassion and strengthening of character. Teaches that genuine power comes through gentleness.
A stone of truth, honor, integrity, hope, and trust, Amazonite is also a stone of communication. Amazonite also has a very peaceful quality that helps to soothe nerves and dissolve stress. Helps you to communicate your true thoughts and feelings in a non-emotional way. Helps with overcoming loneliness.
If you want a stone that puts your fears and worries at ease and provides you with a feeling of security, Black Tourmaline is the crystal for you. Anxiety strikes when you don't want it, when you are least prepared for it, and when you are busiest. Having Black Tourmaline helps you focus on what's important. It assists you in managing your stress and your schedule. Keep focused on your end goal and remember to enjoy the chaos of the holidays because it will be over in the blink of an eye.
Blue Lace Agate:
Just gazing at this peaceful blue stone slows the rhythm of your heartbeat to a comfortable tempo. Blue Lace Agate provides you with a soothing vibration. This calming stone helps you wind down. It is as satisfying as decompressing in front of a mindless sitcom after a rough day at work. Except, in this case, the rough day is an entire season of meal preparations, gift exchanges, and work parties. Not only is Blue Lage Agate an instant relief for your soul, it inspires a winter wonderland feeling and a cool holiday style.
This is the king of stress-relieving crystals. Lepidolite contains lithium which is commonly found in prescription anti-anxiety medication. Lepidolite counteracts your overactive mind and lets you concentrate on the things you actually enjoy about the holidays.
Place this pretty purple stone in full view, whether that be on your wrist as a bracelet or a polished piece at your computer. Better yet, place it on your forehead as you take a minute to lie down, breathe, and give yourself a pep talk.
Crystals for Holiday Cheer:
Shungite & Hematite:
These stones create a protective shield around you and continually transmute negative or stagnant energy into positive, freely flowing energy. They keep you from getting swept up in any holiday drama so you can be joyful and just enjoy the magic of the season.
Clear Quartz, Selenite, & Smoky Quartz:
These crystals purify the energy of your home and all who enter it. They will amplify the properties of any other stones in your space to make a BIG impact on the flow of energy in your home, helping to keep things merry and bright.
Carnelian & Orange Calcite:
These crystals encourage easy communication and the natural flow of joy throughout the holiday season. They also bring calming peace to your holiday gatherings by increasing positive thought patterns and keeping emotions steady & balanced.
Known as a joyful stone, Sunstone helps you to find the blessings in life and increases enthusiasm. This stone helps to increase your vitality and helps to alleviate fear and stress.
Boosts your energy, increases hope, and your sense of self-worth. Known for stimulating the intellect, Yellow Calcite is also a stone of joy. This stone helps you to relax and connects you to your higher guidance.
Crystals for Self-Love During the Holiday Season:
Rhodochrosite, Pink Opal, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, & Morganite:
Work with these crystals to help you see just how truly special you are. These crystals can help you focus on self-love during the holidays (which is especially needed since there are so many extra triggers and stress factors this time of year).
Emerald, Peridot, Malachite, & Lapis Lazuli:
Work with these stones to open your heart while keeping firm boundaries in place. These crystals are especially helpful for empaths that tend to get dragged into other people’s issues or for those who are easily drained (both physically and emotionally).
Self Love Exercise:
Want to really treat yourself to some positive self-love vibes this holiday season? Close your eyes and think about a crystal that you’ve been wanting for a long time now. Find one at a local shop or online that you feel drawn to purchase, then wrap it up lovingly in wrapping paper or a special box. Trust me… you deserve it 🙂
Crystals for the Holidays – Prosperity & Abundance:
Clear Quartz & Clear Apophyllite – Enhances your wealth-gathering energy.
Citrine & Peridot – Helps to draw in wealth & abundance to best serve your needs at this time.
Pyrite & Red Garnet – Adds powerful gratitude energy to your awareness. When we are grateful for what we already have in our lives, our ability to manifest prosperity and abundance flows freely and comes easier to us. Remember…Ask, Believe, Receive – it’s all about the law of attraction. Show your gratitude to the Universe and you will draw in more of what you are grateful for.
Green Aventurine & Green Jade – These are stones of good luck – this might show up in the form of finding the perfect gift at the perfect price, scoring a bonus holiday sale deal, or sharing in the generosity of those around you. Since they are also associated with wealth, these are the perfect stones to energetically support your holiday manifesting.