This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki and Crystal healing practitioner. She is also the creator of @CrystalPoems.
For many centuries, menstruation has been considered a taboo topic, and people having their periods were considered impure. Even today, this is still the case in some societies.
In many ancient cultures, however, menstrual blood was considered sacred. In some traditions, it was even believed to be the Elixir of Youth and offered as a drink during the most sacred rituals.
The reason for this is that during menstruation, it is believed the body becomes a direct channel for Divine energy.
This is what we should all remind ourselves of while we are menstruating.
Let us allow ourselves to feel the bliss and ecstasy of embodying the Divine Goddess the next time we are shedding blood. Let us give ourselves some self-care and pampering, so that we feel harmonious and open to receiving Divine energy and downloads straight from the Source.
While the menstrual cycle can connect us with the Divine, many also experience pain and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Leading up to the start of our period, we may suffer from Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as headaches, bloating, acne outbreaks, mood swings, fatigue, and stomach cramps.
Once the bleeding begins, these symptoms often go away, but some of us do
experience painful periods and heavy bleeding on a regular basis.
Crystals can help us during these times of the month when our bodies are at their most sensitive.
Here are my 3 intuitive choices for crystals to work with during your menstrual cycle-
Bloodstone is believed to be a powerful talisman of protection that helps keep us safe from energy vampires and harmful situations.
This stone also has a strong Earth connection and a grounding effect. Therefore, it can boost our strength and life force energy before and during periods, when we feel weaker and more tired than usual.
Throughout the centuries, Bloodstone has been used as a blood purifier. Its ability to detoxify the organs and blood has been cherished among natural medicine practitioners.
Working with a Bloodstone during the menstrual cycle may support hormone balance, the immune system, period pain, and PMS.
Bloodstone can also enhance our creativity. I personally feel that while I am menstruating, creative energy flows the most easily and effortlessly.
I believe that this is because during menstruation we are more connected with the Divine Goddess within us.
Wearing Bloodstone jewelry or placing a piece of this stone on or near your body before or during periods can bring comfort and instill ease.
Bloodstone connects us with the nurturing and healing vibes of Mother Earth and that is why it is also a marvelous stone to work with during pregnancy.
The next crystal I have chosen us to work with during the menstrual cycle is a gorgeous crystal of Divine love. It radiates gentle, compassionate energy that helps to open up our Heart Chakra and release emotional trauma.
Morganite reminds us to forgive ourselves and enhances self-love. Oftentimes we are the ones who cause ourselves the most pain and suffering. We are the ones who judge ourselves the most harshly and we are the ones who find it hardest to forgive ourselves.
The subtle healing vibrations of Morganite may help to soothe our moods, PMS symptoms, and hormones.
Turn to this crystal when you are feeling overly emotional and it will uplift you to a more serene and harmonious state of mind.
In its essence, Labradorite is a stone of magic and protection. It has an enchanting combination of blue-green hues, which conjure up an image of the mystical Northern Lights.
Labradorite is a high-vibrational crystal that helps us connect with the Spirit realms. Many find that during menstruation, they are more drawn to the mystical, and portals to higher dimensions open up more easily.
Labradorite helps us unlock our psychic abilities and get spiritual downloads straight from the Source. However, it is important to remember that when we are more open to giving and receiving energies, we also need more protection.
When we are menstruating, we may feel especially vulnerable and sensitive to all kinds of energies. Labradorite crystal surrounds us with a powerful protective shield that prevents energy leaks.
In addition to that, Labradorite may have pain-relieving and hormone-balancing properties, making it a wonderful crystal to work with if you are suffering from any PMS symptoms.