It's officially fall in the Northern Hemisphere and that means so many things: pumpkins, shorter days, cooler nights, warmer colors, apple cider, and the start of the holiday season (what?! Yeah, I said it ;) ).
If you're looking for crystal suggestions for the season, here are just a few:
A warm, sunny, sometimes honey-colored stone that radiates warms, happiness, and abundance. Citrine supports the solar plexus, creativity, drive, and manifestation.
A dark, moody stone that is excellent for clearing, cord-cutting, scrying, and shadow work. As you turn inward and the days get shorter, obsidian can support you in looking at some of the darker aspects of the season.
Flashy labradorite: like a candle flame or fire, offering sparks of insight, light, and intuition. Labradorite is a great stone for transition, transformation, and building our awareness and psychic senses.
Petrified wood is a stone of grounding and connection: connection to the earth, connection to the past, and connection to your ancestors. Petrified wood - or fossilized wood - is created when the cells that make up wood are replaced over decades by minerals (typically agate or quartz - which is why it is sometimes called agatized wood).
Carnelian is a stone of confidence, vitality, and motivation. With its red, fiery hue (just like some of the beautiful red fall leaves - what could be a better crystal for fall?), carnelian supports the root and sacral chakras. As the days get shorter, reach for some carnelian if you need help getting moving on chilly, dark mornings.
Smoky quartz is a stone of grounding and transmutation. It's dark, smoky look that gave it its name is perfect for the fall and Halloween/Samhain: dark, mysterious, deep...and strangely inviting. Try some smoky quartz to bring you more deeply into the season...and into yourself.
Crystal skulls of any material are perfect crystals for fall. While they may remind us, first, of Halloween (or Samhain), they actually have a much different meaning. Many people initially associate crystal skulls with evil, negativity, fear, and death...but that is not, actually, the case (for most of them; some of them, of course, are purposefully carved in a spookier way, to bring about the feelings of macabre and haunt). Instead, crystal skulls are representative of the incredible power and wisdom of the human skull and brain. They are also excellent tools to connect to ancestors and those who have gone before us. If you are interested in a course on crystal skulls and how to use them in your life, I highly recommend this one.
You can also check out my blog about crystal skulls.
And, if you need a little motivation to reflect on the season, what's been, and what is coming, see how these land and, if you'd like, do some journaling:
Fall is a season of letting go. As we know, in the fall, trees let go of their leaves in a spectacular display of color. Many of us instinctively love this time of year: we celebrate the letting go, even though it means that winter - and a much slower, more dormant season - is coming. But in practice, sometimes letting go doesn't seem as easy. If that resonates with you, here are some things to consider:
- How does it feel when you think about "letting go" of things, people, thoughts, or situations that may no longer be beneficial in your life?
- If you feel resistance to this, what is it that you are resisting? What is the feeling that comes up, that keeps you holding on?
- If this feeling wasn't there, or if you knew something good could come from letting go, how would you feel about this same situation?
- How can you begin to let go of what is no longer needed in your life, in a way that feels good to you? Remember: even small steps are steps!
- What will letting go make more space for, in your life?