I don't know about you, but my attraction for crystals and stones began when I was a little kid. One of my favorite hobbies was collecting rocks. As I got older my attraction moved to jewelry with semi precious and precious stones. Most likely the love I had for the crystal kingdom began when I was a toddler. I've never met a four year old that wasn't drawn to stones. Even the most boyish boys look at their mother's engagement rings with envy. Wearing crystals is a great way to heal while you're on the go.
Did you know that we are often drawn to the stones that we need in our lives for healing benefits? It’s like we intuitively know what to get for ourselves often without consciously realizing that we are self-healing. A good example of accidentally choosing the right stone is the above ring. I chose this ring when my marriage was ending. The stone is Black Agate which is a great stone for ridding oneself of limiting beliefs. Like anyone who’s marriage is ending I wasn’t feeling all too good about myself. My confidence level was down and this was the ideal stone for me to have when I was at this transitional point. It ended up that Black Agate removes limiting beliefs so it was perfect for me at that time. We can all struggle with self imposed limitations when we are trying to manifest new things and I find it to be a ring that I wear to this day. I run Moon Meditations and this stone makes it easier for me not only to manifest, but to let go of the things that are holding me back.
Zodiac stones bring out the best aspects of your zodiac sign. There are several to choose from so if you don't like one then choose another. Zodiac stones are highly protective and they enhance your inner strength and vitality. The crystal below is a Lemurian Seed Quartz pendant which is a particular type of Quartz from Brazil. Quartz is one of my zodiac stones, but this was a gift. I was visiting the UK and my boyfriend, at the time, knew that I was into crystals. He asked if I liked it and he bought it for me. Crystals that are given to us as gifts are often what we need at the time so always graciously accept crystal gifts.
Shortly after receiving this crystal I began schooling to become a Certified Crystal Healer. One of the source books recommended that healers wear a larger termination which this is. It is also a self-healed crystal. It shows some clouding on the inside and the base broke off, mineral then spilt on it and it began growing again and self-repaired. Self-repaired stones are very good for self healing and I can’t think of a better crystal termination for me to have hanging from my neck as a healer. Healers can always use a bit of self-healing.
Following is a list of Zodiac Stones: Capricorn - Red Garnet, Amber, Black Onyx, Emerald, Peridot, Amethyst, Ruby Aquarius - Amethyst, Rainbow Fluorite, Bloodstone, Pumice, Mica, Turquoise Pisces - Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Blue Tourmaline Aries - Diamond, Pyrite, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Carnelian Taurus - Emerald, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Peridot, Carnelian, Pink Tourmaline Gemini - Citrine, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Pumice, Mica, Golden Tiger’s Eye Cancer - Ruby, Red Japer, Sunstone, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Blue Tourmaline Leo - Peridot, Carnelian, Golden Tiger’s Eye, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Garnet Virgo - Blue Sapphire, Galena, Magnetite, Emerald, Peridot, Citrine, Carnelian Libra - White Precious Opal, Black Obsidian, Wulfenite, Pumice, Mica, Aquamarine Scorpio - Yellow Topaz, Chrysoprase, Malachite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Moonstone Sagittarius - Turquoise, Jet, Labradorite, Red Jasper, Clear Quartz, Sodalite
Another option is to specifically choose a stone to enhance a special interest or for healing. Maybe you’d like to wear an Amethyst because you are looking to be more intuitive, calm an addiction, or sleep better. Possibly you had an accident where you broke a bone badly and now you have chronic energy leaks in the area, well then wearing Labradorite may be the key. I bought the Turquoise ring above because Turquoise is useful in meditation and for ascension. The copper which is woven throughout increases the strength of the stone. It is a very green colored Turquoise making it a Heart Chakra stone. I am always looking to open my heart more and meditate not only from the head, but from the heart as well. Carrying a polished stone in your pocket is a reasonably priced option. If you have something short term that is going on with your health or the like you may not want to invest in a piece of jewelry. Or there may be a stone that you cannot find or do not have the budget for in jewelry. Polished stones are relatively inexpensive and come in a large variety. Carrying a Smoky Quartz in the pocket on days that you need to feel more grounded can be wonderful remedy for those feelings of being scattered.
There are crystals and stones that can help with physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. I encourage you to explore the crystal kingdom! Don’t get overwhelmed there are loads of options out there, just go with what you are drawn to. Once you get the crystal home spend a little time connecting with it in a quiet space. Welcome the crystal and ask it what it would like to help you with. Don't forget to cleanse you stone in the moonlight to keep it free of unwanted energy.