For the Winter Solstice on December 21st, certain crystals are believed to be particularly beneficial due to their properties and the symbolism they carry. Here are some of the best crystals to consider:
Clear Quartz: Known as a “master healer,” clear quartz is believed to amplify energy and thought, as well as boost the effects of other crystals. It‘s ideal for setting intentions during the Solstice. Pair a quartz point or cluster with your other Winter Solstice crystals to enhance their healing energy and intention. Find a variety of quartz here.
Garnet: This deep red stone is often associated with regeneration and revitalization, which aligns well with the theme of rebirth and new beginnings in the Winter Solstice. It is also known to be a very grounding stone, working well with the root chakra. This is also the January birthstone and is representative of protection, friendship, trust, commitment, and love. It is also thought to be the stone of safe travels. Find more here.
Moonstone: With its strong connection to the moon, moonstone is believed to bring balance and harmony, and it is often used to enhance intuition and spiritual growth. It is tied to the crown chakra and is the birthstone for June. Our Moonstone Collection includes a variety of loose stones and jewelry including white and rainbow.
Labradorite: Known for its iridescent hues and flashes, labradorite is thought to be a stone of transformation and is believed to help in navigating changes and challenges. A type of moonstone, the beautiful flash in labradorite belies its ability to bring light into any situation. In addition, it is a wonderful stone for heightening psychic powers and extra sensory perception. We have it in a variety of sizes and freeform shapes.
Amethyst: One of our favorite crystals, amethyst is associated with calming and intuitive properties. It is believed to help in creating a calm environment and for clearing the mind, making it a great choice for the reflective nature of the Solstice. Place an amethyst cluster in your meditation space for best energetic benefits. It is also the birthstone for February. Discover the wonders of this lovely purple crystal here.
Obsidian: One of the most powerful of protective stones, obsidian is often used to shield against negativity and foster emotional strength, which can be particularly valuable during the introspective time of the Solstice. Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass formed from molten lava and has been used by shamans and healers to make contact with the spirit world. We carry obsidian in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small tumbles and palm stones to larger spheres and towers.
Remember, the best crystal for you is often the one you feel most drawn to. Trust your intuition when selecting your crystals to work with for the Winter Solstice.
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