With the fascination for Crystals and their use growing more popular, for this first installment, I thought I’d share some of my favorite stones to use for Love. And always remember that the love of self is the best place to start. Appreciating and embracing your unique self will help your energy flow and will result in the ability to magnetize positive energy to embraceable you! Crystals can add beauty to your home and wardrobe as well as assist you in manifestation and protection.
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How to Choose Your Crystal:
When choosing crystals I like to hold them and close my eyes to feel the vibrations of the stone and gauge how resonant the stone is for me. Try to still your mind and feel the energy of the stone. If you dowse as I do, you can use your pendulum as a tool to gauge how well you resonate with a stone you’re attracted to. This practice might come to you naturally or might take a little time. Both are completely fine. Be patient with yourself. The right gems will “speak” to you soon.
Cleaning, Clearing, and Charging:
Each and every crystal needs to be cleansed, cleared and recharged before you first start using it and after some time of it being in use. All of your crystals can be cleared and charged the same way. Especially if you’ve purchased your crystals from a gem fair or store, other people have handled the stones and you want to make sure that their energy has been cleared and that the crystal will be charged with only your energy and intentions. When I say cleanse, I mean clean your gems of dust, dirt or oil, cleared meaning energetically cleared from energies that would not be beneficial to you and charged in that you would charge your crystals in a similar way that batteries need to be charged to work properly.
It’s very important that you and your chosen gem are energetically in sync. In the case of crystals as talismans, the energies stored within such objects can deplete with time, so the longer you’re using them, the weaker they become. And in the case of amulets, these pieces are storing more and more negative energies with time until they become “full”.
My usual method of clearing and charging any of my crystals consists of leaving the piece in Sea Salt for 24 hours. Salt is a natural purifier and absorbs negative energy from objects. I then rinse the piece in running water and charge in sunlight or in moonlight depending on the energy and intention. Just a word of caution, direct sunlight can fade the color in your crystals so to be safe, you can always use indirect sunlight when charging them. Before wearing or carrying, you should always meditate on your goal while holding the object. This will program the stone to help you attain your desired results. It’s important that you spend time every day focusing on your desired outcome while holding your personal power charm to make sure your intentions are clear.
Always meditate with a spirit of gratitude. Give thanks that you are able to be here and create your vision of success. Give thanks for the object you’re holding that is helping you to achieve your desires. Give thanks for all the good around you and that you can access the highest levels of energy and work only with the best and purest intentions. The clearer you are regarding your desires and the stronger your feelings will power and vision is, the more effective your outcome. Work with your crystals and you’ll feel that much more empowered in your everyday life.
Description: Clear, see-through
Quartz is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Natural quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies, thoughts, consciousness, and emotions with the energies of the universe and to make these greater energies available to humanity. It is recognized as a stone of power.
Thought by various Ancients to be water that magically solidified, Quartz Crystal has been used by shamans for thousands of years. Some say that Quartz was used to magically produce rain in parts of the Pacific including Australia and New Guinea. Also said to have been used in the Eleusinian mysteries to produce sacred fire by concentrating the heat of the sun to ignite wood chips. Ceremonial Wands belonging to Native American Indians have been found in Southern California. Cherokee shamans respected the power of this gem and kept the stones wrapped in buckskin when not in use. Ancient people believed it was a form of ice crystals that would never melt. It is said to have cooling powers and is a romantic stone.
Quartz is the ultimate "anything-stone" as it radiates all the color vibrations within the spectrum of light and thus can be utilized and programmed for any use which brings light and energy into our spiritual bodies. A "stone of the mind", quartz can be used to imprint with any energy or information and helps to focus the mind, aids in concentration and enhances mental ability. This stone has the ability to be programmed with the powers of any other stone and then substituted for that stone in any ritual. Used in psychism and as a general magical power amplifier. It can also be used to relieve headaches, reduce fevers and calm toothaches. Great for use in building a magic circle.
Quartz is a common stone, but a powerful one. It is used in healing as amplification for the energies of the other working stones. For this use, the crystal point is best and the size can be important. Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in. For meditating the crystal ball or point can be used. As it is a powerful stone the user should experiment with each to find what is best for him or her.
The Quartz Crystal has a similar vibration as humans. This is why using Crystal to meditate and keeping a Quartz Crystal helps one to know oneself. It will sometimes not work for a negative person. Whether the crystal is worn, carried or placed in one’s environment, the force, warmth, and brilliance remain attuned to the energy of the one to whom is it connected.
Description: Pale to deep pink color.
The definitive stone for love rituals. This stone can be used to open to the heart chakra. It is extremely loved and creates a loving aura. Great for expanding love in all relationships including the relationship with yourself. It also promotes peace, happiness, and fidelity in established relationships.
Description: Pale pink to deep pink with beautiful creamy white banding. In gem qualities, this stone can be found as a deep pink crystal.
This beautiful pink stone is a powerful love-drawing amulet. It is wonderful for soothing the mind, body, and emotions. It can give the body extra strength during strenuous activity. It has also been used to increase the beauty, especially the skin and complexion.
Description: Pink with black sections. Sometimes slight white areas, and or shinny hematite inclusions.
Promotes peace, happiness, joy, and laughter. Rhodonite is an excellent stone to use in smoothing over relationship difficulties. Clears the mind of confusion and doubt. Rhodonite is a very calming stone and helps to promote balance.
The Ruby is considered to be one of the most powerful gems in the universe and is associated with many astral signs. To own a Ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the Ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. Ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty. Very effective gemstone for wealth drawing, protection, power, joy, anti- nightmare, offerings, courage, energy increase. Filled with love, Ruby also helps sexual love to be more passionate. Persons lacking in self-love should wear and meditate on the Ruby. It also gives the courage to reach the highest potential that a person has. Ruby is commonly used in love spells and to increase sexual energy.
Joanna Joy Seetoo is an Award Winning Jewelry Designer and is certified as an Advanced Crystal Healing Practitioner.
© 2020 Joanna Joy Seetoo with excerpts from the upcoming book, Into The Light...the Soul’s Journey Into the Metaphysical.