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Learn How to Breathe & Tune In During Crystal Healing

Monday, March 30th, 2015


Breathing is vital component of crystal healing, and knowing how to breathe correctly is the first step towards reaping the rewards that crystal healing and meditation can provide for you. Breathing is very important for tuning in and working with energy, but you must also understand how the body responds and maintain a constant awareness of self.

In the West, we tend not to use our full lung capacity very often, usually using only the upper part of our lungs when we breathe. It is different in the East, where deep breathing is often used in meditation, yoga and the martial arts. The only time we Westerners really use our full lung capacity is when playing wind instruments or singing, other than those of us who learn to breathe deeply for yoga and meditation.

Anatomy of Breathing

It’s good to understand exactly how the anatomy works with regards to breathing. We know that our lungs are underneath the rib cage, and that beneath the rib cage is a large dome-shaped muscle called the diaphragm. It’s the diaphragm that orchestrates our breathing by pulling down and creating a vacuum in the lungs so the lungs then fill with air.

When we use our entire lung capacity, our diaphragms pull down very deeply. You’ll notice with very deep breaths that the abdomen stick out a little, which is because it doesn’t have anywhere else to go due to the pelvic bone directly beneath it. The only place for it to go is outward so as we breathe in our abdomen expands outwards.

It’s a good idea to practice this deep breathing, utilising your full lung capacity so that it becomes easier over time and quite a natural way to breathe. If you are new to this kind of breathing technique, it isn’t difficult but it can be easy to slip back to shallower breaths once you start to focus on other aspects. Once you are breathing correctly and consistently however, you can begin centring yourself.

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Centring Ourselves

Begin by breathing those slow, deep and deliberate breaths. Then begin to focus on how your body is responding to the breathing. You’ll feel coolness in your nostrils as there’s natural warmth at the back of your nose so the cooler air comes in and touches it. You should also feel the expansion of your rib cage, your lungs, and the pulling down of your diaphragm.

We actually store a lot of tension in our diaphragms, so by stretching and contracting it with deep breaths we can help release a lot of that tension. Several studies also show that learning to breathe this way can lower blood pressure, amongst many other positive health benefits.

Once you can feel the expansion and contraction of the abdomen, bring your attention very gently to the crown of your head. Don’t think about the Chakras at this moment, as this is not about accessing your Crown Chakra, it’s just about gently touching the crown of your head to focus your attention and awareness upon it. Once focused on your crown, close your eyes and start bringing that awareness slowly down through the body, maintaining the slow, deep breathing all the while.

Allow your awareness to drop gently through behind your eyes, behind your nose and your mouth, down through your throat and down through your upper chest. Keep focused on that point of awareness as it continues to travel further down through your heart, the solar plexus, and down past your stomach, eventually coming to rest an inch or two below the naval. This point just below the naval is known as the Second or Naval Chakra, also known as the Sacral Centre and the Dantian (or Dan Tien) in Martial Arts.

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Benefits of Centring

As you bring your attention slowly down through your body to this point, have awareness of the heat, the warmth and the dynamic energy that is in that area. Also notice the weight of your physical body pushing down against the cushion, chair or sofa where you are seated. This is centring, or bringing yourself into your centre, and once you’re there you can start from this place to go to many, many other places. It is the beginning of meditation, the beginning of scanning, and the beginning of using your intuition.

Centring yourself like this means you are starting from within yourself and blocking out the white noise. You are within, rather than spread out or diffused, which means the information you receive is much, much clearer and you’re in a much more grounded place to work with it.

Rose Quartz Healing Crystal Guide

Monday, March 23rd, 2015


Formed deep in the ground where the pressure is so great that Rose Quartz cannot form the precise outside shapes that some other crystals create, it still has a microscopic symmetrical balance that is in perfect harmony with itself. We all know that Rose Quartz is forever linked with love. But often it is seen purely as a crystal for romantic affection. However it is a far more complex energy source, than just a simple love stone. It opens the heart to many possibilities.

Rose Quartz is a heart-healing gemstone. It is a natural remedy that can be used for treating any issues that concern emotional healing. Rose quartz is pink-coloured, that gives off a warm that has a very gentle and soothing energy. It provides comfort to anyone whose heart has been broken or wounded and encourages self-love of a kind and gentle nature as opposed to a conceited approach. It also enhances self-worth and reaffirms affirmations.

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Rose Quartz Crystal Properties

This gorgeous love stone is also known to relieve loneliness, and the empty space left behind by lost love or special friendship. It promotes forgiveness of oneself and others, who you feel may have hurt you and aids the mind in building an inner peace and tranquillity, when there has been none before.

Lay this stone on the body for minor ailments, but it is best transmitted with other quartz crystals for more serious cases. On its own it is a gentle mineral, but like spices, it can be used in combination to greater effect. It can be used as a dampener for unwanted energy, often left near computers to limit the effect given off. We use quartz to provide electrical impulse in clocks, watches and the early computers; therefore it is only natural to use it on the outside as well to protect against any harmful emissions.

In old houses it can be placed near areas of unwanted energy, disquiet, or empathic stress. The size of the stone used, will depend on the power of the intrusion. Using Rose Quartz candle holders lets warm light shine through, creating a calming ambience for meditation and peaceful relaxation.

Rose Quartz Crystal Egg

Rose Quartz Crystal Egg

Side Drilled Rose Quartz Hearts

Side Drilled Rose Quartz Hearts

Rose Quartz Crystal Massage Wand

Rose Quartz Crystal Massage Wand

Rose Quartz is linked with the heart chakra and the higher heart centres around the sternum. It can open a pathway to the religious divine within us. Some people will filter their drinking water through smaller crystals to imbibe it with a loving heart tonic. Others will always wear it on a chain near their hearts.

This crystal is definitely one that should be included in your mineral medicine chest. Man’s interest in the properties of such crystals is not a New Age infatuation. Accounts of their benefits are found time and again in history. They provide a natural link to the earth we all share, and have been around far longer than humans themselves.

Black Tourmaline Healing Crystal Guide

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Tourmaline can be found in a variety of colours including watermelon, pink and green,but Black Tourmaline with its high iron content, is the one that is considered the one to have. Also known as Schorl, it was considered the traditional mourning stone in jewellery. However it is certainly one that needs to be in your Crystal medicine chest. It tends to have three sides and tubular along its length and is found in Brazil and China, although the best examples come from Namibia in Africa, from where it derived its native name.

What Black Tourmaline Is Used For

The main use is in space clearing of electromagnetic frequencies. The waves that can be emanating from such equipment as phones, computers, televisions, monitors and base stations can cause physical effects. These can include headaches, a general spacey feeling, dizziness and lack of energy.

The result is poor production and use of time. Black Tourmaline placed near your working equipment will shield you. The idea that it can act as a barrier has been taken up by companies that are now developing fabric with ground Tourmaline incorporated in it, to use block out computer terminals in offices.

It is said that nothing can happen to us on a mental level that we have not somehow allowed for. If we feel attacked on a mental level by events or people, this crystal will absorb the negative energy and expel it as a positive. Therefore it is ideal to have it at work on your desk, or in places of stress that you may spend time in. Many people carry a piece into exams or whilst needing to study or concentrate on set tasks. It will keep you focused and on schedule.

Black Tourmaline Double Termination Healing Crystal - 64mm

Black Tourmaline Crystal

Black Tourmaline Unpolished Nugget Bracelet

Black Tourmaline Nugget Bracelet

Black Tourmaline Drilled Tumble Stone

Black Tourmaline Drilled Tumble Stone

The larger pieces are quite heavy and act as good grounding for people who live a skittish lifestyle. It will calm someone who wishes to meditate and keep them grounded during the process. It can be good for waking you up fresh and active, some place a piece under the pillow or bed and it aids in dispelling fear and worry, which continue to run around inside your brain.

Those with anger management issues find that although realizing that we create our own issues, holding a piece of Tourmaline will turn away the worst of the rage. You could even hold one of our beautiful Black Tourmaline crystal pendulums. Thus allowing us to deal with situations on a more sober level. It also helps with easing irritableness in general and gives us the chance to see things in perspective.

This crystal can be found in large pieces that make excellent table sculptures, whilst preforming a valuable service in keeping the room free from negative energy. If you have concerns and troubles within the household resulting in frequent arguments, this is the crystal you need to shield you. Even small pieces in your pocket or purse or as a wrist band will help.

Collect Crystal Charms

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

What Is a Charm & Why Do We Collect Them.

The word Charm comes from the French word Charme, which basically means song. Originally most charms were actually sung or recited. However the need for something more solid and permanent rather than ephemeral, to protect or guide resulted in the rise in interest in crystal stones. To those sensitive enough to feel it, they emanated different vibrations.

Rocks have always held a fascination. How many people pick up an interesting stone, when they spot it on the ground? As children we probably made collections of them, especially after a holiday near a stony beach. There is an affinity to something in our subconscious, beyond the sheer age that they have been around. There are hundreds of types and no one stone or crystal is alike.

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Why Collect Crystal Charms?

Nowadays many people collect a variety of crystals to aid them in different ways, including health, love, protection and luck. They can be worn as attachments, such as charm bracelets, incorporated into jewellery, clipped on to bags, key fobs or just kept close to the skin in a pocket, whilst picking up your body heat. The importance of individual stones is now a complex but interesting field of knowledge.

However if you are unsure of what crystals are for you,what about starting with a Crystal Charm Set. Twelve stones that all have their individual properties, to cover all eventualities. They would make a good start to your collection, an ideal gift to your friends, or even as a unique table gift at a special occasion.

Turquoise Howlite Protection Crystal Charm

Turquoise Howlite Charm

Quartz Healing Crystal Charm

Quartz Healing Crystal Charm

Rose Quartz Love Crystal Charm

Rose Quartz Love Crystal Charm

Health & Wellbeing.

If you are having issues, or know someone who may benefit from a healing crystal, what about giving them some appropriate crystal charms, as a token? It is often the concern of the giver, that has a positive effect on a friend,the stones would be a small but constant symbol of your support. The Quartz Healing Crystal charm is a collection of a dozen or so tumbled stones, pearls and gem chips, which can be carried easily, by clipping to your bag or belt.

Giving yourself a crystal is one step on the road to self-healing, whatever attracts you to a particular stone, has already started building an empathy with you. Give it a go, even if you are not convinced. We all grow attachments to objects that apparently have no reason to remain in our company, be it that old coin that has stayed in your purse for five years or the bit of colored string that is still tied around the teddies neck. Stones have been here almost since time began on this planet, if one stays with you for a while during its existence, you should be pleased.

Hematite Healing Crystal Guide

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hematite is quite a common mineral; it is easily recognized by its steel grey metallic look. In its polished form, it was once used as a mirror, before the advent of foil backed glass. Although it is now a very popular crystal for carving and incorporating into exquisite jewellery,it has a long history, and was popular with the Babylonians, and mentioned in several early cultures.

In its rough mined state it has a rough granular rich blood red color and was used as a form of pastel or chalk for making images. This early ochre was what was used in cave paintings,as decoration on pottery and face painting on tribal warriors, hence its association with Mars the God of War.

It is interesting to note scientists believe Hematite to exist on Mars, and is a sign that it once had water, or may be even still has under the surface. Being made of 70% iron, it is the heaviest common crystal. In some cases it also has a slight magnetic charge, due to its iron content.

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Benefits of Hematite

Being associated with Aries, it guards and protects,being full of warrior energy. It acts as a shield and allows you to reflect and focus on building up your defenses against negativity. In life we get what we focus on, if we are negative, we tend to get more.

Hematite gives the strength to understand and reshape your reality. It also links us to the evolution of mankind. Thirteen pieces were found in Africa that had been geometrically carved; these have been dated at 75,000 years, which is 35,000 years more than was previously believed man had started symbolically carving images. It carries all that history and experience with it.

Hematite is the stone of choice for grounding and safety, after using other stones to assist in such experimentation as astral travel or trance meditation.This silver-grey metallic mineral, is the gemstone often used as an aid to dealing with those who tend to try and avoid worldly tasks or events by out-of-body flight.

Specular Hematite Slice

Specular Hematite Slice

Hematite Rose Healing Crystal

Hematite Rose Healing Crystal

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Mega Mags Hematite Magnets

In another form it is known as Kidney ore and as such is beneficial for circulation and Anemia. The word Hematite is related to Hematology (Haima means blood in Latin). Hematite also aids in deep inner reflection, looking at areas that you have previously buried. These can be brought to the surface, and not allowed to affect you any further. Faith and conviction can be restored, and a new positive outlook created.

It is believed that when it has absorbed a lot of negative energy over a period of time, it can actually shatter, under the pressure of keeping all your negativity, from getting to you. Take a look at the selection of Hematite products, which we have on our specialist web page. Further information can be obtained by looking at the crystal information page, which is full of interesting details to start you off on your quest for the right stones for you.

Tanzanite & Zoisite Healing Crystal Guide

Monday, January 26th, 2015

What is Tanzanite?

Tanzanite is an increasingly rare vivid blue/velvet colored gem that was only discovered in recent years. The problem is it comes from one area only, near Arusha in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It was named by Tiffany and Co, in New York, after the country of its origin. Not only does it come from one area of that small country, but there are very few workable seams left operating. It is quite possible that it will run out completely in a few more years. Therefore unless other sites are found,its value is likely to increase with time.

Tanzanite is a form of Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicatea branch of the crystal Zoisite which is more common. It is not a large crystal but extremely exquisite,and normally found in its rough state, in a chisel shape. If anything it is similar to Sapphire,but at the moment only a fraction of the price. It is also not as hard as Sapphire, so some care is needed when cutting.

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Healing Properties

Although its healing properties are not considered as specific as other stones, and not the first choice in a healing collection, it does have unique qualities that make it very desirable. It is a cheerful, bright crystal that helps if you if you have a bad day, or are feeling slightly under the weather. It is used in three chakras of the throat, third eye and crown, to help align them all and has healing properties related to healing torn ligaments and pulled muscles.

During Meditation it will take you into a different state of consciousness, although it is recommended to have a grounding stone, such as Hematite to balance out the waking process. Tanzanite is also recommended for alleviating long periods of stress and is especially supportive emotionally, with its lively feminine energy.

Bi-Colour Tanzanite Zoisite Healing Crystal

Bi-Colour Tanzanite Zoisite Crystal

Tanzanite Mini Healing Crystal

Tanzanite Mini Healing Crystal

Zoisite Healing Crystal

Zoisite Healing Crystal

There is a pale yellow form that is normally referred to as yellow Zoisite, this is sometimes heat treated to bring out the color. However in its natural form it can aid energy in the area of the solar plexus. When a crystal exhibits both yellow and blue it is considered an ideal stone for balancing out everything, for instance male/female or heaven and earth. It clears away the annoying mental waste. The yellow version is mixed with the blue/purple, it is also considered helpful in stimulating forward movement in terms of business, and should be carried within the briefcase or kept in the office drawer.

It is also the birth stone of all those born under the signs of Sagittarius, Gemini and Libra. If you are interested in this lovely crystal, now would be a good time to seek out a piece. Always use a reputable dealer and read up on its specific properties if you are intending using it in your health collection. Take a look at our wide crystal collection, to find a piece of Tanzanite that is suitable for you.

Faden Quartz Healing Crystal Guide

Friday, January 16th, 2015

What is a Faden Crystal?

Faden Crystal is an altered form of the common quartz crystal. It has the same six sides in common, but often four will be smaller or narrower,giving it a tubular flat appearance. The edges may have become broken due to the intense pressures in the ground, crushing and eventually causing jagged edges.

The word Faden comes from the German word for fiber. It is very noticeable if you look at the crystal, that it has a thin thread running through it. This is a fracture that is full of little bubbles of air and water. They Faden quartz is mostly found near the Afghanistan, Pakistan border.

Why Faden is a Healing Crystal

It has had to repair itself many times during its formation over the millennia. The threads running through it, testify to its ability to re-form and repair itself. For this reason, it is seen as a master healer crystal, able to help those who keep it near.

Faden Quartz brings a connection with the universe and clarity of perception to those who seek links between the spiritual and physical world. It is often used in experimenting with astral travelling, a form of meditation, in order to leave your physical body and experience other realms of consciousness.

Shared with others it can form a bridge across real and imagined distance, a relationship string, in telepathic form. This can be between friends who have empathy, or between a client and their healing teacher. A client will be able to take home a crystal that has been shared in a session, for continued support.

It is linked with a change of attitude and compassion towards others, and also as an aid in self-healing, in both the mental and physical realms. It also aids in healing of broken bones and torn tendons and ligaments and has been recommended for spinal problems by placing under the back when resting. There have been cases of Faden being used in past-life regression sessions, allowing a clearer vision of past events.

Faden Quartz Crystal Specimen

Faden Quartz Crystal – 85mm

Faden Quartz Crystal Specimen

Faden Quartz Crystal – 60mm

Faden Quartz Crystal Specimen - 110mm

Faden Quartz Crystal – 110mm

The Holistic Approach

As with all crystal healing, a holistic approach is needed. All aspects of a problem or lifestyle have to be taken into account. The crystals act to keep the person focused on what is needed.

They don’t offer magic cures, but act as support and transmitter of intentions. However quite often, that is all that is needed to effect a positive change in the user. Take a look at the specimens in our Faden product web page, to find out more about this special quartz and its properties.

How Do You Know if the Stone is Right For You?

You can intuitively choose which crystals to use, by taking note of which stones you are attracted to, many people use Psychometry. Hold the stone or crystal loosely and experience its sensations. Some will seem warm, comforting, almost happy, whilst others will feel aggressive. In the end, the right feeling, fits the right purpose it is intended for.

Positive Crystals For 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

As the New Year gets under way, many of us decide to change what we did not like in the old year, and make new resolutions for the coming twelve months.

Near the top of most lists comes intentions such as, be happy and more contented, get on with others better or, what is never very far from our minds, how to earn enough, to pay for everything we need or want. With this in mind here are five crystals that will help you focus on some positive areas of your life.

To know what you truly want from life, you have to know who you are. Not just that cheerful person that everyone else sees, but that ‘You,’ that keeps inside your head and tells you things that either support, or generally hinder what you hope to achieve.

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The Perfect Crystals For The New Year

Amazonite regulates thinking abilities and aids clear expression. It helps transform negative mental blocks that hinder your thinking. It helps change patterns of repeat behaviour. Aquamarine quickens the intellect, increases self-knowing and clear thinking. It also brings imagination, good for exam situations.

To feel happy and contented, you not only need a calm mind, but your body needs to be functioning well and giving you as little trouble as is expected from your general condition or age. It is a natural organism and nobody can expect to get away without some problems. What you want is a crystal that will support you in both mind and body, to overcome negative conditions.

If you want a stone that seems to do just about everything for the physical body, then try Amethyst. It cleans and purifies, helps with stress, neurological problems, the immune system, pain relief, arthritis and headaches. It also tackles grief, fear and phobias. It has regenerative properties that aid addiction, and in general raises spirits and calms the mind.

It is said that you make your own luck, you get back what you put out, and the harder that you try, the more luck will find you. “If you try you may succeed, if you don’t you won’t,” is often quoted in one form or another. But there is nothing wrong in having a bit of help, something to draw the right energies into your efforts. Try this crystal and good luck.

Amazonite Tumblestone

Amazonite Tumblestone

Citrine Cluster

Citrine Cluster

Green Aventurine Crystal Egg

Green Aventurine Crystal Egg

Green Aventurine is the stone of good luck. It achieves this by imbibing you with the ability to see possibilities and alternatives. It guides towards potentials, in a calm and balanced manner. In this way you are far more likely to be surprised at the increase in your luck quota.

You can be wealthy in mind and body, but it is also nice to be just a little wealthy in the pocket. At least enough to pay the bills, feed the family and have enough to enjoy life, rather than find it always stressful. We already know that on a world scale we are very lucky, but it is human nature to want to continue to secure one’s own safety. In that manner we can also reach out and help others in our own ways.

Citrine is the stone of success, it stimulates personal creativity but at the same time provides stability and confidence, all things needed in promoting personal wealth. It is a great stone for pushing forward and energizing oneself, leading to motivation and progress. Having achieved wealth, it also encourages generosity.

Aventurine Healing Crystal Guide

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Aventurine is an all-purpose mind and body quartz crystal that contains chromium in its green form, but can also be found in peach and red/orange varieties that contain iron oxide. There is also a rare pale blue variety. It is a stone that lends itself to being carved, and you will find many little ornamental pieces such as elephants, pyramids and particularly Buddhas for sale.

Small pieces are often sold in handfuls, easy to arrange in healing grids or tumble from hand to hand to calm the nerves. Aventurine Candle holders, offer the chance to piggy back with other crystals of burn suitable incense. Another form that is popular is a larger palm stone, that when polished fits snuggly into your hand. It is also known under two other names, Indian Jade and The Stone of Heaven.

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Aventurine Crystal Properties

Aventurine is a gentle stone that acts in subtle manner, controlling harmony and balance. When used in a room, it will quieten down the angry soul, bring calm and dispels conflict. The Mica inherent in Aventurine is used to block harmful electromagnetic radiation from devices such as your computer. Many people place a piece of Aventurine between them and the device for protection.

This beautiful stone is also used for cleaning the room of all unwanted influences healing and purifying the air around it, and has been used for a very long time in some forms of Feng Shui. It is also known as the crystal of creativity, a boon to artists, writers and musicians, giving their imagination, inspiration and direction.

If you suffer from skin irritation, Aventurine will act as a balm. This could include acne, allergies, flaky skin including dandruff, as well as hair loss. People who suffer from sleep deprivation or other disorders that prevent them from relaxing, claim that it has a beneficial effect for them. Migraine and general headaches can also be eased with the proximity of this crystal.

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Green Aventurine Bracelet

Green Aventurine Palm Stone

Green Aventurine Palm Stone

Yellow Aventurine Gemstone Bowl

Yellow Aventurine Gemstone Bowl

Aventurine can aid the strengthening of muscle tissue when damaged and help the circulatory blood system. The immune system in general also comes under the influence of Aventurine. If all of the above is not enough, it also considered a stone of chance, luck and career choice.

Another property of Aventurine is that it gives opportunity for being positive about money. Allowing the person energy to put out more intentions and thus receive more. It gives calm and confidence to the person who wears it, even just as a small bit of jewelry. There is also the potential for developing leadership skills and inspiring others to have confidence in you.

This stone is also often used in ceremonies linked to magic and spells. It is seen as an element of the earth as a whole planet. There are also connections with Mars, the direction north and the tarot card of the Empress. When luck is required or just opportunities to seek and gain abundance,then Aventurine is the crystal of choice. It is a stone that can do much for you, if you give it a chance.

Crystals For Winter

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Winter has arrived, and with it a bagful of ups and downs particular to the coldest of seasons. For every beautiful snowfall or New Year celebration, there’s a heavy cold or some winter blues to suffer through. While no crystals we know of have the ability to stop the rain or make the sun come out, making use of the correct crystals can ease the burden of many of those negative aspects of winter.

Cold & Flu

There is always a big spike of cases of cold and flu infections during the winter months, though there is still some debate among the scientific community as to what the exact reasons for this are. It is generally considered that the colder and wetter weather lowers our bodies’ immunity and allows the viruses to take hold easier.

The poor weather also closely congregates people in ways that is less frequent during warm weather. Obviously, trying to keep away from anybody coughing and sneezing is advisable, but not always possible. There are, however, several crystals with protective and healing abilities which you can keep on your person or about the home.

Crystals to Combat Cold & Flu

Carnelian crystals are known for their ability to strengthen the immune system. They have healing and protective powers which we can harness to bolster our defences against the likes of colds and the flu.
Malachite is another very powerful healing crystal which has natural bacteriostatic qualities. It supports the immune system and helps fight infection.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

S.A.D used to be considered a simple and unique mood disorder, but has now been identified as a recurrent major depressive disorder brought about directly by a particular season. While it can and does affect many people during the summer, it more commonly afflicts sufferers during the winter months. Undoubtedly, this is due to the decrease of sunlight accompanied with the drop in temperature.

Typical winter weather such as biting winds and rain can contribute, but there is an interesting theory regarding S.A.D.’s origin. Some scientists believe that S.A.D. is an evolutionary hangover from an ancient ancestor that used hibernation during the winter as a means of survival. It is proposed that S.A.D. is an indication of a previous survival instinct that kicks in when food is scarce, such as in winter. The idea is that this ‘disorder’ would help reduce the necessary daily calorie intake we required.

Crystals to Combat S.A.D. Symptoms

Bloodstone crystals are very beautiful but also contain a lot of healing energy as well as having a strong influence on your emotional state. Bloodstone can ease irritability, aggressiveness and impatience, all leading to a much happier state of mind.
Turquoise promotes love, understanding and kindness, which are three key ingredients of happiness. It works best with the heart and throat chakras and will help purify your thoughts and behavioural patterns. It is also said that the power of Turquoise is massively multiplied when it is given as a gift.

Financial Debt

This one bites everybody pretty hard every Christmas. We spend most of the year getting back on our feet just to get knocked back down again by the unavoidable Christmas spending. It’s not just all the presents, but all the extra food and drink we barely even think about before buying.

Luckily, there is lots of sound financial advice available for free nowadays. Money saving websites have made a myriad of information available, with tips and advice on how to minimise your Christmas expenditure. You can also use crystals to help attract a particular kind of fortune; financial.

Crystals to Attract Financial Wealth

Citrine is a beautiful stone that attracts abundance, so use it in tandem with good money saving advice and they should help multiply your good fortune.
Pyrite (sometimes called Fool’s Gold) is actually rather useful in attracting wealth. It is also well known for providing an energy shield to block out spiritual pollutants and negative energies.

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General Stress

All of the above (and below!) can lead us to a state of general stress, which doesn’t have one particular cause but is a culmination of a variety of issues. We’re lacking energy and motivation, while the money keeps flying out of the account twice as fast as we can put it back in. It’s a good idea to pre-empt this stressful time by encouraging serenity and calmness throughout your home, which in turn can help keep your thoughts and emotions stress-free. There is an abundance of crystals that can help you de-stress, so it’s worth exploring to discover those which exactly suit your personal needs.

De-Stressing Crystals

Amethyst is a good all-purpose healing crystal that can help soothe your worries in a number of ways. Amethyst crystals also happen to make some of the most beautiful looking ornaments, which make them perfect to keep around the home.
Clear Quartz increases mental clarity by helping to clear the mind of anxiety. Holding a Clear Quartz crystal near your solar plexus and regulating your breathing for a few minutes will keep you calm and relaxed and ready to take on all the stresses your day tries to throw at you.

Family Unity

Every family is likely to end up having some sort of argument when they’re all gathered under one roof, especially when the booze has been flowing for a while. Simmering tensions bubble over or long forgotten slights are unceremoniously shoved back into the light. It might just be two particular family members whose differing political views always end up dominating the conversation.

While the wisest move is to seat them at opposite ends of the table and try and keep the conversation light and as far away from the incendiary subject matter as possible, you can also create an energy in your home which promotes familial unity.

Crystals that Promote Family Unity

Aventurine crystals are often used in Feng Shui to create harmony between family members. It has an uplifting and balancing energy.
Cherry Quartz is perfect for helping maintain family unity as it is said to heal emotional wounds and even aid spiritual growth.


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