“At first I was like … Mmm
feet *crystals*, as a joke. But bro… I don’t think it’s a joke anymore.”
If you recognize the quote above or if you’ve fallen into any of these categories on the Tik Tok For You Page: #gaytok, #bitok, #mentallyilltok, #spiritualtok, #wellnesstok, #woketok, #manifestationtok- I can guarantee you’ve had videos about using crystals suggested to you. Whether you’ve seen viral Moldavite daily updates, or a small crystal shop trying to market; crystals are being pushed into the spotlight for the general public.
A few summers ago, I made friends with a girl who started to introduce me to crystals. Unfortunately to her, I wasn’t sold on it. At all. She explained cleansing her crystals, took me to a crystal market shop, and even allowed me to touch her’s (though I’ve learned now – that was probably more annoying to her than anything). Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t intolerant of the crystal-lover’s practice – I just couldn’t understand what rocks and stones could possibly add to my life.
Fast forward to present day… I own 10 crystals, a pendulum, endless amounts of incense, and make “moon water” on a monthly basis. Tik Tok has sold me on the lifestyle – but the lifestyle is continuing to shape my life in a positive way everyday. Although I’m still a beginner in my spiritual journey, I want to share and discuss what crystals are working for me, as a skeptic turned believer.
Credit Disclaimer: I’ll be quoting small cards I received for each crystal when I bought them – however, these cards don’t have a brand, author, or publishing company – however, the shop was Flying High in Chicago, IL. All direct quotes will be coming from MyCrystals.com , Charmsoflight.com and Crystalage.com
Chakra Associated: Heart
Astrological Signs: Taurus & Libra
Spiritual Elements : “Rose Quartz belongs to the “Great Mother” stones. It links your heart to the earth and the whole cosmos. Rose quartz spiritual properties are deep and touch the inner longing of your soul. Its soft color works with your broken heart and free self-resentments and anger that your soul is suffering from in years.
Rose quartz will create a sense of calmness for the inner peace and self-healing. This way, you will start to love yourself and express your desire without self-doubt.” (MyCrystals.com)
Descriptive aesthetics I associate with it: Warmth. Kindness. Vibrations. Charisma. Open Hearted. Deep breathing. Sparkle. Self love. Smiles. Forehead kisses. Laughs. Taurus’ comfort mixed with Libra’s captivating beauty.
When I use it: Any social or public setting. Romantic dates. Meditating alone. Journaling.
Chakra Associated: All
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Spiritual Elements: “Serpentine opens new pathways for the Kundalini energy. It aids in meditation and enhances spiritual exploration. Serpentine assists the retrieval of wisdom, helping to regain memory of past lives. It clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra, opening psychic abilities. Serpentine assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. It corrects mental and emotional imbalances, helping you to feel more in control of your life”. (Charmsoflight.com)
Descriptive aesthetics I associate with it: Letting go of anxiety. Cool temperature. Autumn. Scales and snakes. Strength. Forest. Grounding. Protected physically. Self talk.
When I use it: Good, bad, and in-between days. When trying to find my breath during an anxious period. Meditation. Bath cleanses.
Direct Quote and Photo Credit: https://www.charmsoflight.com/serpentine-healing-properties
Chakra Associated: Root
Astrological Signs: Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn
Spiritual Elements: Shungite is a powerful purification stone. It enters into a process with the user, removing impurities on every level of being, which eventually clear through the feet into the Earth. Physically, it removes toxins from the body and supports the immune and lymphatic systems, but it also clears and reinvigorates each chakra, extending through the energy body, from the Root Chakra upwards.
Shungite improves mental clarity, and also purifies our emotions and intentions. Working deeply, it shines a light on the more unpleasant aspects of personality, so we shed what isn’t needed, and are more aware of the aspects we need to embrace.” (Crystalage.com)
Descriptive aesthetics I associate with it: Transformation. Leveling Up. Hard energy vibrations. Magnetism. Rippled water. Psychic intuition meets practical application. Reinvention. Strength. Confidence being humbled by introspection.
When I use it: When the day feels “right”. Meditating. Bath cleanses. Isolation. During/Post therapy.
Direct Quote and Photo Credit: https://www.crystalage.com/online_store/stone_type/shungite.cfm
Chakra Associated: Third Eye & Crown
Astrological Signs: Pisces, Virgo Aquarius, Capricorn
Spiritual Elements: “Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers.” (Charmsoflight.com)
Descriptive aesthetics I associate with it: Relief. Protective spell. Dreaminess. Third Eye. Psychedelic. Lavender and Lillie’s. Rainbows. Centering. Sobering. Bravery.
When I use it: Literally, on my forehead sometimes. Along the ride to any adventure. When making music.
Direct Quote and Photo Credit from: https://www.charmsoflight.com/amethyst-healing-properties
Chakra Associated: Crown
Astrological Signs: All
Spiritual Elements: “Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. “ (Crystaloflight.com)
Descriptive aesthetics I associate with it: Keeper of the keys. Cleansing. Ultimate power. Higher self. Strongest self. Charging to others. Energy to give. Clean rain air. Calm in any storm. Reliability. Zeus.
When I use it: Alongside any other crystal, especially on a busy day.
Direct Quote and Photo Credit from: https://www.charmsoflight.com/clear-quartz-healing-properties