Though it’s not quite the fall equinox, the start of September always brings anticipation for the new season (though every year, it’s difficult to leave summer behind!). In September, the leaves begin to change to red, orange, and yellow, pumpkin and cider flavors hit the market, and apple picking is at its prime. School begins again, and it’s time to double down.
Fall is a time to reflect, and with it comes a few different emotions. Change. Letting go. New beginnings. Fall is a wonderful excuse to think back upon your past goals and see how far you’ve come. It is also a time to plan ahead for the future – closing one book to begin a new one.
With the change of the season comes uncertainty as well, and your health should be a primary focus. One way to take care of yourself is to try utilizing healing crystals. Crystals are a holistic practice that are said to harness healing energies because of their individual vibrations. Though science goes back and forth on just how helpful they can be, you can always hold a crystal in your hand or your pocket and use it to remind yourself of certain properties.
If you’ve never used healing crystals, maybe this fall is a good time to start! Here are five crystals you can use this September through November to celebrate all that is good about autumn!
Chrysocolla is a green crystal that is good for your heart chakra (chakras are the seven energy points of your body that define your overall well-being – see this helpful guide for more!). It is ideal for supporting you through transition periods and gives you courage to deal with any situation you may need a hand in. It is a stone of communication and calm, and it allows your voice to be heard.
Red jasper is a grounding stone, great for your root chakra. It brings strength to difficult situations and tethers you to the earth. It is also very good for all kinds of powerful healing. Using this crystal will give you a powerful, strong foundation to work from, letting you know you are always supported.
Aquamarine is a throat chakra stone that is ideal for articulation, communication, and letting go. If you live by the ocean or a body of water, you may find this stone particularly useful, as its name comes from a Latin phrase meaning, “water of the sea.” Like water, aquamarine lets you go with the flow and take new situations in stride.
Citrine is a beautiful orange crystal that is reminiscent of fall leaves. It is a wonderful stone for career goals and creativity and helps with focus and setting new goals. When you think of citrine, think of manifestation, imagination, and joy. Citrine is the embodiment of happiness – let yourself feel joy when working with this stone! It is a sacral chakra stone, which governs emotions, sensuality, and creativity.
Another orange stone, carnelian is one of courage, success, and motivation. It represents your creative inner child and promotes passion. If you’re looking to take bold action in your transition, this may be the stone for you. This stone is always rooting for you! It is also a sacral chakra stone and burns like a campfire on a crisp, autumn night.
Have you ever used healing crystals? How do they make you feel? Sound off in the comments!
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