This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki, 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.
The Equinox always represents a period of transformation and transitioning from something that is just about to end into something new and exciting.
As we experience equal hours of night and day on an Equinox, this energy inspires us to create balance in our lives and to think about what needs to end and what needs to begin.
Be brave enough to shed all the layers you’ve outgrown a long time ago. Embrace change and fresh beginnings, but remember to stay grounded and turn to Mother Nature for help if you feel lost.
Working with Crystals on the Equinox
Trees, oceans, rivers, lakes, and even rocks give out calming, soothing, and nurturing vibrations. They have been here for thousands of years, braved many storms, and endured harsh conditions, yet they are still gracefully serene and full of wisdom. The same is true for crystals.
Crystals are incredibly intelligent and anyone who has worked with them for some time knows their ability to assist and fasten healing on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Here are four crystals I have intuitively chosen for you to wear or work with during the Equinox. I suggest you choose one or two of these according to your own intuition.
Red Jasper is a perfect crystal for any transitional period, as it helps you access the Source energy or life force energy that flows through all of us at all times. It gives you a boost of strength and vitality and helps to overcome any kind of fatigue by charging you up with its intensely invigorating energies. It also intensifies sexual passion in relationships and passion for life in general.
Red Jasper gives you the courage and self-confidence to stand up for yourself and handle any unhealthy situation with conviction and clarity. It makes you stay determined in the face of challenges and setbacks that life may throw at you, while attracting exciting new opportunities. It helps you to move forward with your life and leave the past behind, so that you can feel enthusiastic and energized to fulfill your true potential.
I have chosen Malachite for both the Equinox due to its unique and extremely potent properties. If there’s any hesitation, fear of change, or self-doubt as to which direction to take in your life, Malachite will bring you clarity and a renewed sense of purpose. It is an empowering stone of transformation, rebirth, and renewal.
Its mesmerizing patterns of dark and light green hues symbolize healing, growth, abundance, and fresh beginnings. It is a perfect crystal if you have some deep-rooted painful issues or past wounds that you are struggling to let go of.
Malachite has been used since ancient times as a powerful talisman of protection to ward off black magic, negative energies, and evil spirits. It will keep you safe while traveling to far-off places and it will also give you a boost of confidence to explore the unknown and discover new horizons.
Amber is actually not a crystal, but a fossilized tree resin. Despite that, it’s a perfect addition to your Equinox healing stone collection due to its balancing and supportive vibes.
Since Amber originates from ancient trees that grew on Earth thousands of years ago, it holds immensely potent energies and primordial wisdom. It helps you to go through changes and adapt to new circumstances with grace and stability.
Amber heals and opens up blockages within the Solar Plexus chakra, restoring your joy of life with its warm, sunny, and wonderfully nurturing energies. Bring Amber into your life to attract prosperity and good fortune and clear away negative energy. Amber will also build up your courage and brighten up your day!
Here’s a crystal that’s hard to beat when it comes to power and protection. Onyx creates an incredibly potent protective field around your aura, protecting you against energy leaks and energy vampires. What’s more – it actually heals the aura and helps to close any existing holes or leaks within your energy field. It has such immense protective power that it keeps you safe from any unnecessary trouble, accidents, and negative experiences.
If you’re prone to doubting yourself every step of the way, Onyx is the right crystal for you, as it swiftly releases obsessive overthinking and self-criticism. It helps you to reclaim power over your life, to stand up for yourself, and not to let anyone make you feel small or unworthy. You’ll find the courage to step out of your comfort zone and cut the cords to toxic people or situations, in order to truly move forward and make a fresh beginning.
This is my selection of healing crystals for the new season and I sincerely hope that out of these four, you’ll find the crystal which resonates the most with your personal circumstances and which you feel the strongest pull towards. Just listen to your gut instinct and inner guidance, and trust yourself.
No matter whether you choose to wear the crystals as bracelets, pendants or just keep them near your bed or on your desk, trust that they will work their magic with you!
I think we all agree that during these times of rapid transformation, we all need a little boost of faith in our own divine power to heal ourselves and manifest the life of our dreams.