Crystals for these Changing Times

Happy New Year!

Over the past year or so, I have been reading more about Astrology. I am very much a beginner as it seems to me to be a vast and complex subject!

However, when I have faced challenging times of late, friends have pointed me in the direction of Astrology books and blogs showing me that these challenging times have often coincided with planetary changes.

I have been reading with interest that the next 6 months are going to be times of change. My first blog written in 2011 was entitled “the times they are a changing” and it seems that this is still the case!
So to help us face the coming months, I am focusing on a couple of crystals that can help us cope with change.

The first crystal I have chosen is Labradorite.

Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It is a stone of transformation and helps to advance through the cycles of progression. Labradorite also provides vitality for transition.

 Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, including those experienced in previous lives. Labradorite strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.

Labradorite helps to relieve stress.

I also read that extra protection may be needed through this period of change and Labradorite is a highly protective crystal.

It protects the aura and helps to keep the aura clear, balanced and free from energy leaks. Labradorite also deflects unwanted energy from the aura.

Labradorite calms an overactive mind.

Labradorite energises the imagination, bringing up new ideas.

Labradorite helps analysis and rationality to be balanced with inner sight.

Labradorite brings contemplation and introspection.

Synthesizing intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom, Labradorite is an excellent dispeller of illusions, going to the root of the matter and showing the real intention behind thoughts and action.

The second crystal I am focusing on to help with change is Moonstone.

Moonstone is a “stone of new beginnings”. As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to the moon and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon “waxes and wanes”, so everything is part of a cycle of change. (New beginnings are in effect the fruition of each” end”).

The energy of Moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective and lunar. It is capable of helping with the changing structure of life on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

Moonstone as an affinity with our “emotional body” and its most powerful property is that of calming the emotions.

Moonstone calms over-reactions to situations and to emotional triggers.

Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress and helps to stabilise the emotions.

Due to its favourable effect on the emotions, Moonstone is beneficial to the sacral chakra, (which is a focus for emotional tension).

Placed on the solar plexus, it draws out old emotional patterns so it can be understood and then dissolved. It can also help here where emotional stress disrupts the nervous system and digestion of food.

Moonstone provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.

Moonstone promotes inner reflection and inner growth.

Moonstone helps to diminish obstacles on the path leading to ones progression and fulfilment of destiny. It facilitates the attainment of end-results.

The energy of Moonstone can help to replace physical energy in our bodies, especially when we feel depleted.

Moonstone is helpful in cases of insomnia.

As Francois de La Rochefoucauld is quoted as saying “the only thing constant in life is change” so go with it, work through it and allow it to help you live the authentic life your were born to live.

Enjoy using your crystals – hold them, meditate with them or make a crystal elixir.

Wishing you a joyful 2014