Are You Into Crystal JuJu?

In case you haven’t noticed, a crystal “craze” is upon us. The use of crystals for healing, spiritual and emotional uses has grown exponentially in the past couple of years.

There are over approximately 200 different types of crystals for different purposes in life, with more to be discovered. One of the more popular stones you will probably come across when dipping your feet into the crystals world is amethyst. This stone currently hangs around my neck and is a personal favorite.

Its mesmerizing purple color brings out the soothing in one’s mind and emotions. It is often described as way to protect the positive and light energy someone possesses.

As an individual who suffers from anxiety, I often find myself rubbing the lavender stone around my neck in many social settings. I know I’m not alone when it comes to anxiety.

If amethyst doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the rose quartz will. Quartz is an extremely popular crystal you will hear about frequently in the crystal world. It is composed mainly of silica, giving it the chemical formula of SiO2.

It is important to understand crystals have different formulas, which are created by many diverse elements. This helps produce the unique energies projected by these stones.

The quartz stone can come in many different varieties, but the one that projects love is rose quartz. These light pink stones help give off a positive energy that entices love.

Pretty appealing, right?

Whether it’s loving yourself or another, this rock will initiate sentimental feelings, or even strengthen thoughts and emotions already there. The question you must ask yourself when choosing a crystal is, what do I want this crystal to aid me with?

Love is such a broad feeling that, most often, this crystal can even supplement the love and kindness you show others. It all just depends on what you want out of your crystal.

Let’s say you already have stable emotions and feelings and you don’t think a crystal could add much into your life. Well, even if you’re happy as can be, crystals can still provide support.

If this is your case, a little protection for your energy might be helpful. My go-to stone for protection is tourmaline. Its strength is not only the purest of black color, but so is its job of protecting positive and useful energy.

It can even ward off negative energy and intentions. An idea for using this stone is hanging it from the outside of your bedroom door to ensure positivity and give peace of mind.

These are just a few uses for crystals; the list could go on. I’m sure instead of hearing about more crystals, though, you’re wondering if they actually work.

The answer depends on you.

The key to crystal use is manifestation: when you want something, you are more likely to achieve it.

Crystals instill support and energy in these manifestations. Like any religion, believing isn’t always seeing. Crystals will have the power if you believe they do.

-Lily the Crystal Witch

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