The holiday season is upon us, as the celebrations with family and friends begin! Thanksgiving – a day of gratitude and family – celebrated in North America serves as a turning point in the year, as we prepare for the winter and plan to hunker down with our loved ones. This year, Thanksgiving is particularly welcome as we wrap up an intense eclipse season, and start to shift towards gratitude and time with family.
Some consider this to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also prove difficult for others with social anxiety or family difficulties. A fun and easy way to keep energies bright and cheery could be to incorporate some healing crystals into your holiday routines and celebrations. By placing some stones around your home or table, you invite in all the healing properties of these stones. We have chosen some crystals that we believe will lighten the energy of your space and keep the peace amongst your holiday guests.
Below are some of our recommendations for this year’s Thanksgiving season:
Yellow Jasper: This stone helps one to be strong and balanced in all social arenas and protects one’s social welfare. The stone strengthens one’s sense of self and purpose in the world and is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra. Yellow Jasper protects from depression.
Carnelian: This crystal motivates encourages participation and inspires others. It awakens vitality and talent, boosts energy, and improves analytical precision. Carnelian helps you improve your connections to others by working with the Sacral Chakra. It protects against envy, fear, and rage. Carnelian dispels apathy, indolence, and passivity.
Hematoid Quartz: This crystal protects from negative energy and dissolves imbalances in one’s life. It aids in calming the mind, giving you time and patience to properly sort out and resolve issues with others. Hematoid is good for dealing with complex topics and inspires creativity in response.
Howlite: It encourages emotional expression and calm communication with others. Howlite encourages subtlety and tact. It represents stillness, tenderness, and fairness. This is a crystal of compassion and open-mindedness that allows for thoughts and ideas to come together without judgment.
Petrified Wood: Petrified Wood provides serenity, grounding, and strength in all areas of one’s life. It assists in accessing and healing past life trauma for oneself and ancestors. It helps one advance and achieves your highest potential.
Kunzite: This crystal helps relieve anxiety, promotes self-love and unconditional love, and aids in expressing these emotions. Kunzite can facilitate the opening and activation of the Heart Chakra, which eases communication about relationships.
Ruby Zoisite: This stone attracts abundance and offers the energy of happiness, appreciation, abundance, vitality, and growth. It amplifies energy and eliminates negativity. It dispels laziness and idleness.
Sunstone: This is a joyful and light-inspiring stone. It provides an energizing sunny disposition and feeling. It encourages optimism and enthusiasm, and it allows the real self to shine through happily. Sunstone removes codependency, facilitating self-empowerment and independence. It cleanses and brightens one’s chakras and aura.
Blue Lace Agate: Blue Lace eliminates negativity. It helps with communication in hard times and nervous speech habits. This crystal is associated with the Throat Chakra.
Aventurine: This is a lucky stone. It boosts one’s chances in any situation. Aventurine helps you release old patterns and deep-rooted negativity. It brings motivation and creativity and promotes leadership.
Select as few or as many stones as you feel drawn to. When selecting stones, remember this is a fun process! Let this be a way to decompress and spark joy around Thanksgiving. Some ways to keep the energy of these stones around is to create a Thanksgiving grid for gratitude and abundance, keep them in your pocket, and put them around your house and/or Thanksgiving table as decoration (make sure everyone knows they are NOT candy).
Rest, relax, and enjoy time spent with your loved ones! Happy Thanksgiving!