5 Healing Crystals to Help You Welcome the New Year

purple and white heart shaped stones

Now that 2020 is (finally) over, it’s time to welcome the new year with positive vibes and certainty that this year will be better than last. Healing crystals are one way to help you embrace this time of year.

Many believe that healing crystals are a great way to remind you of your purpose, and bring good energies to aid you in your journey to becoming your highest self. 

According to astrophysicist Carl Sagan in his book The Demon-Haunted World, crystal healing practices were used by many ancient civilizations, dating all the way back to the fabled land of Atlantis. Today, however, the practice is commonplace in spirituality. We created a list of five crystals to help you embrace the new year and bring the best to 2021.  

 

1.Clear Quartz

clear quartz

“Natural Clear Quartz” by mineralstudy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Known to many as the “Master Healer,” clear quartz is a definite must have in your crystal collection. It’s especially good for this time of year because this stone can help connect your mind, body and soul, and bring you back to your center. Starting the year with clarity and peace is a great way to attract positive energy and keep you on track to achieve your goals and then some. Speaking of goals, clear quartz is also said to aid concentration, focus and memory, according to Healthline. Try using it to set your intentions for this year by holding it in your hand while you visualize your future achievements.

 

2. Citrine

citrine crystal

“Manifest Money and wealth / Citrine” by Angel Lite Photography is marked with CC PDM 1.0

Citrine, aka the “Lucky Merchant’s Stone,” is said to attract prosperity and success, reports The Spruce. The stone is great for this time of year as it is thought to help reinvigorate your ambition by strengthening your self-worth and bringing a spirited, flowing energy. It has an optimistic and sunny vitality that welcomes motivation and drive. Keep this crystal around your desk or work place to remind you to keep moving forward. 

 

3. Rainbow Moonstone

rainbow moonstone crystal

“heart briolette rainbow moonstone necklace” by Amelia Isa is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

As you might guess from the name, rainbow moonstone is a gorgeous crystal that emanates a variety of different colors which become more diverse the more you look at it. To be clear, this stone is actually not a variety of moonstone — instead, it got its name from its flamboyant appearance. It’s otherwise known as white labradorite. Rainbow moonstone attracts creativity, emotional tranquility and endurance. They say this stone also helps with intuition and inspiration by bringing clarity to the mind. Try using this stone in manifestation practices by holding it while you set intentions and visualize your highest self.  

 

4. Blue Kyanite

blue kyanite crystal

“Kyanite 1” by James St. John is licensed under CC BY 2.0

According to the Crystal Council, Blue Kyanite is a powerful stone that is believed to strengthen both your relationships with others as well as your relationship with yourself. It can help clarify what emotions and relationships are serving you, allowing you to cut ties with those that are not. It can also bring productive introspection by shining a light on things in your life you may not have realized. Try holding this stone during meditation to welcome a new perspective and transparency to your life. 

 

5. Amazonite

amazonite

“Amazonite 2” by James St. John is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Amazonite is a tranquil and hopeful stone, which can help drive you forward in your goals. It can encourage you to take action and bring you the courage to do so. Some also believe this stone may help align you with your center by reminding you of your purpose and why you’re on the journey to wholeness and prosperity in the first place. It is popularly used in meditation to help soothe the mind and promote concentration and focus. Try holding this stone while you meditate, or carry it in your pocket to remind you to work hard for the things you desire. 

 

It is important to note that healing crystals are intimately personal. While this list can be used as a guide, know that there is no wrong way to use these stones, so don’t get too caught up on the specifics.

Emerald contributor since October 2020

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