Some of us feel healthier and even happier during the summer months and this especially goes for people who live in cooler climates. Although with our volatile weather, even those who live in warmer climates can feel a bit off in the winter. Most of us find during warmer months we that we're physically healthier, more energetic, happier, motivated, more adventurous, and even less fearful. How could that be?
What happens in the winter that causes all of these good feelings to disappear or vastly disintegrate? Mostly it has to do with our lack of contact with nature. We have to realized that being made up of the same elements as the earth and stars makes it's imperative that we maintain our connection to it. During the summer we're more apt to be outdoors in nature, in the sun (our biggest star), and by the water. Each of these proves to be beneficial to our health and happiness. So what do we do during the winter months if we don't want to spend a lot of time out doors?
Crystals are a great way to bring nature indoors. They are one way that we can bring in all the energies of summer and more. There are crystals that represent sun energy and those that reflect nature. The sun is very empowering while nature is healing to both our bodies and hearts. It fills us with an abundance attitude. We even have crystals to warm you up. There are different stones that represent the water element in its many forms. Many of us are soothed and rejuvenated by water. The type of water that is healing will often vary from person to person.
Following are nine crystals to help bring back those positive summer vibes:
Sunstone and Yellow Tigers to connect with the sun. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to some degree during the winter months, especially in a cooler climate. Both Sunstone and Yellow Tigers Eye are really affective against SAD. Both stones are known to empower the individual and raise optimism. Sunstone alleviates stress and worry. Yellow Tigers Eye grounds and protects. Sunstone is named after the sun, but in early times Yellow Tigers Eye was called Eye of the Sun.
Green Aventurine and Moss Agate to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. Both of these stones contain the abundant feelings of summer. They remind us that we are always provided with more than enough. They are healing for both the heart and body as a whole. Green Aventurine tends to bring out the adventurous side making us more willing to try new things. Moss Agate is a nice stone for gardeners. You know that lovely feeling you have after you've just come in from spending time with your hands in the dirt. It contains moss which makes it a great stone for personal growth.
Flame Agate for warmth and to add zest to life. This crystal is known to heat things up. It is said to embody the fire element. It improves circulation, increasing feelings of physical warmth. It's also known to increase life force energy and vitality. Lastly, Flame Agate is an amazing stone to have nearby when there's a decision you're having a tough time making.
Ocean Jasper, Larimar, Amazonite and, Aquamarine to reconnect with the natural waters. Ocean Jasper is an oceanic energy stone. It has its name because it's found in the ocean. Like water on a shore, the bad feelings roll out and the good feelings roll in with Ocean Jasper. Larimar captures the sea and is reputed to be from Atlantis. So we might even think of it as a stone with an exotic water aura. Larimar is a very peaceful stone that encourages inner growth and wisdom. Amazonite is said to come from the Amazon river. It not only captures river energy, but the same power and dynamism found in some of our other fresh waters. Amazonite is wonderful at helping you realize where your powers lie. This stone will also aid you in expressing those powers. Aquamarine truly brings in the soothing quality of water and it can represent any of our natural waters. All waters are emotionally healing. Water energy is all about love and the emotions. Aquamarine has a cleansing effect, helping to wash away what no longer serves and encouraging us to grow.
Put together a combination of some of these crystals to beat the winter doldrums and enjoy the colder months. Go with the ones you feel compelled to get. Remember that you don't require large crystals and stones to obtain their magic. You can stay on budget and buy small tumbled stones, the power of crystals doesn't lie in their size. Set an intention with each crystal, an Intention tells the crystal what you'd like to get from it. You should work with them consistently and not passively. It doesn't take much, just sit near them each day for a few moments and think about your intentions. Recharge them in the moonlight once a month or more. This loads them up with more energy so just put them on the window sill for a few hours.
Crystal Blessings XX