This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki and Crystal healing practitioner. She is the creator of @CrystalPoems and the e-book – The Inspiring Story of 33 Crystals. You can join her for more on crystals on her YouTube channel.
There are two types of Eclipses – Lunar and Solar Eclipses. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon. When this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight that normally is reflected by the Moon. In other words, Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon.
A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth. When this happens, the Moon blocks the light of the Sun from reaching Earth. So we can see the Moon cast a shadow onto Earth.
As the Sun or the Moon falls into the darkness during an Eclipse, our own hidden emotions may rise up from deep within us. That is why Eclipses are great times to connect with our shadow side, work with our fears, and tend to our unhealed wounds.
Eclipses tend to bring sudden changes and shake-ups that align us with our higher purpose. During these times, things might feel a bit confusing and volatile, so the best thing to do is to trust your intuition and give yourself extra self-care.
A great way to soothe your soul and ease tensions during the Eclipses is to work with crystals. Crystals can help calm our minds, enhance our inner peace, and connect us with the spirit world. There are so many wonderful ways to work with crystals, such as meditating with them, creating your own crystal healing grid, or wearing them as jewelry.
The following is my intuitive selection of 3 crystals for the Eclipse Season–
Since ancient times, Serpentine stones have been associated with snakes. Some tribes used to wear this stone to protect themselves against snakebites and to ward off evil spirits. Serpentine was also used in shamanic rituals to connect its wearer with the healing energies of Mother Earth.
Even today, it is believed that Serpentine has magical properties. Perhaps the most well-known of these properties is its ability to surround its wearer with a powerful shield of protection. Serpentine is also one of the best stones for activating Kundalini energy.
The energies of Eclipses tend to be quite intense and full of surprises. Working with a Serpentine stone during a Lunar or a Solar Eclipse helps us adapt to change and overcome the fear of the unknown. Serpentine teaches us to embrace changes, as they can be blessings in disguise, helping us to transform our lives for the better.
The mesmerizing light and dark green patterns of Serpentine remind us that darkness can be transformed into light and vice versa. Nothing is permanent, everything is constantly shifting.
That is why, at times of change, it is best not to force things, but surrender to the flow and allow things to take their course.
Hold a piece of Serpentine in your hands during meditation to transform any negative thought patterns you may have into more uplifting ones.
Eclipses shine a light on the things in our life that are not aligned with our soul purpose. Anything that exits your life during an Eclipse, was probably not meant for you. If something new enters your life, it is for your highest good, so be open to it.
These unexpected changes and sudden shake-ups can feel a bit overwhelming, so be patient and gentle with yourself. Once the Eclipse energies have passed, things usually become clearer and you will regain your sense of direction.
The nurturing and comforting energy of Dolomite crystal teaches you the importance of self-love and self-acceptance. Working with this crystal helps dissolve fears and energetic blockages caused by traumatic experiences. Dolomite’s subtle healing vibrations make it a perfect crystal for a deep emotional detox.
As a crystal of inner peace and tranquillity, Dolomite teaches you to trust yourself and to trust life. It reminds you to enhance your connection with your higher self by meditation, prayer, reciting mantras, or engaging in other soul-soothing practices.
That way, you will never feel completely alone, for deep within, you will know that there is a bigger plan and a higher purpose to everything that happens. You can relax, knowing that you are always safe and guided on your path.
Since the energies of the Eclipses tend to be a bit unsettling, we all need some extra grounding during these times. Spending time in nature, doing some gardening, hugging trees, and walking barefoot are all great ways to ground your energies.
Some crystals also have powerful grounding energies. One of the best examples is Hematite – a crystal that grounds you firmly to the earth and fills you with a sense of stability.
Working with a Hematite crystal during a Lunar or a Solar Eclipse gives you the strength and confidence to face challenges and to keep moving forward. Hematite teaches you to step into your power and to stand your ground for what you believe in.
The potent energies of this crystal help you to break free from addictions and to set healthy boundaries. Hematite encourages you to explore your shadow side and uncover the deep-rooted fears that are holding you back. It reminds you to accept your own darkness and to transform your trauma into strength and courage.
A Simple Crystal Ritual for Eclipse Season
Sit comfortably in a quiet space. Relax your body and mind by breathing deeply in and out a couple of times.
Take one of the above-mentioned three crystals and hold it in your hands. Ask the crystal to clear away any negative energies that might be lingering in your energy field. Close your eyes and visualize a brilliant white light surrounding your entire body and cleansing your aura.
Now, think about your deepest fears. Ask yourself, whether these fears are helping you in any way or whether they are holding you back from living your life to the fullest?
If you feel that a certain fear is holding too much power over you, perhaps it is time to release it. Give an intention to the crystal to transmute the fear into love and light. You can say the intention out loud or quietly in your mind.
Trust that the wisdom and power of the crystal is helping you release the things that are not aligned with your soul path.
Now open your eyes and recite the following mantra I have channeled for you: I allow the Universe to surprise me. I know that I’ll end up where I need to be.