Crystals

Amazonite: Bring Luck to Your New Year

Written By:  Jean Parker-Renga

Amazonite New Year Stone

Birthstone: N/A

Zodiac: Virgo

Numerical Vibration: 5

Chakra: Heart and Throat

 

Being that we have just entered a new year, I thought it would be nice to feature a stone that can help during this time of the year. Most of us leave the old year behind us and look forward with great ideas, big plans, and grand resolutions. You may stick with that cleanse for awhile, or make it to the gym even into spring, but most of the time we fall back into our old patterns. What are some tools that you can utilize this year to make it the best year yet?

Amazonite is a great stone to help you hold onto those new year hopes and dreams. The water color with earthy tones are soothing, and can assist you in pressing that reset button of your life. Be compassionate with yourself, be true to yourself, and take one day at a time.

If you are wanting to detox this time of year after all the holiday excess, I totally understand, and amazonite can help by filtering away pollutants that are around you all the time. Great way to rid yourself from harmful waves from microwaves, computers and cell phones. I tend to set a nugget on my microwave, which is also usually next to where I work most of the day. I have even started to set my cell phone to airplane mode at night in efforts to lower my family’s contact with negative energy.

Possible uses in meditation can be as simple as holding a nugget of amazonite in your hand while you sit comfortably and quietly reflect on what obstacles you may have in your way this new year. Let the stone free you from that weight, like water cleaning off dirt from your body. Begin to see your path in a new light, with fresh eyes. If you practice japa mantra with a mala, I invite you to use the seed sound to the throat cakra, Ham. Find your ability to free yourself from any limits, break away from the past, embrace the new day.

Remember to have fun in your journey!

 

Amethyst: The Dream Stone

by Jean Parker-Renga

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Birthstone: February

Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Capricorn

Numerical Vibration: 3

Chakras: Crown

Amethyst is my favorite calming stone, one that I use for many reasons. It’s not only the stone for my zodiac sign, but also my numerical vibration. I have used amethyst for calming the minds of pregnant clients during pregnancy, helping with insomnia and overcoming fear. My first use for amethyst with a client was to aid in sleep and to calm her dreams. Placing a nice-sized, flat, round stone Amethyst on the forehead is great in treating a headache, too!

In working with my friend during her pregnancy, I used that stone to assist her in calming down, letting go of fears she had, and helping relax her while breathing through her physical tensions. In addition, I suggested that she place her raw amethyst near her bed to bring awareness to this time of day, to go to sleep and to encourage pleasant dreams once she got there.

Amethyst is also a great stone to place around the house to assist in cleansing the energy. It’s almost that time of year again – spring cleaning! I like to reserve enough time while scrubbing the house to open windows, smudge each room with sage and set an intention for our home. Amethyst helps to remove collected negativity and release a sense of calm in the air. In addition, I keep amethyst in my son’s room all the time to help him when he’s upset or needs to use his room to calm down.

Amethyst is one of the few “Traveler’s Stones” that I keep in the car, too, as it offers protection while on the road.

Possible Crystal Grid Intention: Calming

Great stones to grab for this Calming Grid are: Quartz Crystal, Citrine, Amethyst and Rose Quartz.

Quartz Crystal: The “Master Healer” is used a lot in grids, as they can be programmed to assist with any intention.

Amethyst: Known for its ability to relieve stress and anxiety.

Rose Quartz: This heart chakra stone is very soothing and calming. I feel like a lot of the anxiety I’ve worked with stems from emotional issues. So if we can reveal what is possibly troubling you with a relationship with someone else, or yourself, we can use those soothing vibrations to help let go and move on to a better peace of mind.

Citrine: The “Merchant Stone” is wonderful to bring in prosperity and abundance into your life. If the lack of funds is what is keeping you up at night, not only enjoy its presence in your grid, but also find a spot for a nugget in your purse or cash box.