I recently did an Instagram poll asking the MunSun followers if they carry any stones or crystals with them throughout the day. I was inspired to ask when I emptied out my purse and I had 7 of them floating around (not to mention the bracelets I wear). It was when I saw 7 stones laying on my bed when I realized I might be kookier than I thought.  That’s when I decided to ask who else was in my boat?  I was honestly surprised when 20% of our Instagram following replied yes to carrying stones with them throughout the day. I’m not the only one!

Why carry crystals?

Holding crystals or placing them on your body is thought to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Crystals supposedly do this by positively interacting with your body’s energy field, or chakra. While some crystals are said to alleviate stress, others improve concentration or creativity.

My favorite crystal is the rose quartz. Mainly because I’m so drawn to the color.  It really is so pretty. What’s interesting though, is that rose quartz is associated with the zodiac sign Libra and Taurus and I am a Libra.  I also found out this tidbit of information after being drawn to this crystal.  The color pink has long been associated with the energy of love, so it is no surprise that rose quartz is thought to help one attract love, as well as to heal from painful love experiences. Some say that it is also the presence of manganese in rose quartz that calms and heals the heart. Now how true is this? I believe that the crystals themselves are just great reminders on what to focus your energy on (also it doesn’t hurt that they are pretty). For me, they help me throughout the day, it’s a reminder to check back in with myself, and shift my energy to being open and trusting the universe.

Here is some info on more of my favorite crystals:

  • Clear Quartz:  The most powerful healer and amplifier. Excellent for blockages. Works on all levels of self. Aids memory, excellent to program & store information. Heals immune system and brings balance to all.
  • Tourmaline:  Cleanses, purifies and forms a protective shield around the body. Buried, it promotes growth. Banishes feelings of being a victim. Attracts inspiration compassion and prosperity. Powerful mental healer, releases tension, removes blockages.
  • Amethyst:  amplifies creative energy and enhances mental clarity.  It is considered the ultimate stone of peace and divine clearing and is useful when recovering from stressful events.  Empowers the third eye chakra, strengthening intuition.
  • Citrine:  Stone of Abundance. Powerful cleanser and regenerator, energizing, creative, opens intuition. Teaches how to manifest prosperity, all that is good and how to share. Helps to go with the flow. Overcome fear.  Healing – Stimulates digestion, spleen, pancreas, increase blood circulation, detoxifies blood, balance thyroid.

My last tip is if you are interested in crystals I suggest you go to a store that specializes in them.  It’s important to go, and see them all, and see what you are drawn to.  It’s also important to pick a stone or crystal that calls to you.  Maybe it’s something that surprises you and it’s just what you need at that time in your life.