Welcome to 2023!
I decided to reboot and revamp an older blog post for you this year - because it has so much great crystal info! I'm splitting it into two parts - so here's part 1!
It's a new year.
So, what does that mean to you? Do you set resolutions? Do you dream about what the year could hold? Do you celebrate? Or - do you dislike the entire "thing" with the new year and the celebrations and the hoping and the wishing?
While I love the new year - it feels like possibility and opportunity to me - I can totally understand why some feel like it's "just another day." It's absolutely worth remembering that each day holds infinite potential and possibility: because YOU hold infinite potential and possibility - and you don't need a certain calendar day to tap into that.
So with all of that said, I have some crystal recommendations to support you in every area of your life
Even if you love your love (and I hope you do!), there may be some area you'd love to brush up a bit, this coming year.
Part 1 of this 2-part series has crystal recommendations for feeling more vibrant, getting a boost of motivation, balancing and grounding, and calling in abundance!
Are you ready?
Here are my top crystal tips to start 2023 out right!
Following are some of my top picks for all areas of your life: money, love, vibrance, sleep, mindfulness, and more!
Feel more vibrant
Live your life a little more authentically this year - and sparkle as your true self.
With its orange hue, tangerine quartz corresponds with the sacral charka, supporting creativity, sexuality, and your emotions. Tangerine quartz can help you move forward and leave the past behind you, as well as keeping calm in chaotic situtions.
Red jasper is an excellent root chakra stone. It has a vibrant but grounded energy, which may help you root down more securely into the energy of the Earth. Red jasper is said to support confidence, courage, encourage, passion, and stamina. It may also be helpful in setting boundaries, balancing your emotions, and provide insight into any difficulties you are facing.
Tiger’s eye is a powerful stone for supporting confidence, strength, and vitality. It can help support creativity, confidence, motivation, and resilience. Tiger’s eye is also a stone of manifestation, prosperity, luck, and abundance.
Get a motivation boost
Do you ever feel find yourself feeling stuck, avoiding tasks you don't want to do, or just feeling, well, *blah* about the things you need to do? Here are some crystals that can help you rev up, get energized, and start moving.
Carnelian is a fantastic stone for the lower chakras - root (1st), sacral (2nd), and solar plexus (3rd). It's a stone of creativity, sexuality, and action. ⠀
Rubies contain the vibrant energies of love, passion, and compassion. The characteristic red hue of rubies supports the base chakra, fostering movement, desire, and vitality.⠀
Garnet is a deep red stone that has been used and loved for centuries. Garnet is said to be a stone of love, trust, and devotion. It is said to create a stronger connection to the Earth, help one to stay grounded, and increase one's energy. Garnet is a semi-precious gemstone and a birthstone for the month of January.
Balance and ground yourself
Ground, breathe, and balance. Life throws everyone off sometimes. When it's you, try not to panic. Grab a crystal, take a few deep breaths, and let your body and mind get back into balance.
Moonstone has a feminine, watery energy that can help you balance - especially if you are female. It is a stone that is associated with the full moon, as well as with new beginnings.
Smoky quartz is a great crystal for grounding and for calling in Earth energy. It is also a fantastic stone for clearing negativity, or absorbing negative energy. It can help with feelings of ungroundedness, emotional upset, and difficulty in communicating. Smoky quartz is also said to provide psychic protection as well as ward off bad dreams.
Black tourmaline is a "heavy" stone: it's weighty and can help to really get you connected with the Earth. It is also said to be a very protective stone. When I have a hard time winding down from the day and can't sleep, I'll grab one of these and it helps me ground almost instantly, so I can fall asleep.
Call in abundance
We all want to feel abundant - but sometimes, that can be tough; especially when we feel a little shaken or out of sorts. Here are some crystals that can help you focus on the positive, appreciate what you do have, and call in more.
Citrine is the stone of abundance, manifestation, creativity, and strong 3rd chakra/solar plexus energy. It is warming, sunny, and uplifting. Citrine is also a variety of quartz - this time, one that reflects the yellow to yellow-orange light spectrum.
Green aventurine is a stone of abundance and prosperity. It can specifically help you to call in money energy. It is also a stone that supports the heart chakra.
See all of that green? What does it remind you of?? Malachite is a great stone for focusing on wealth and prosperity. It also supports the energy of overall healthy and vitality.