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My Dream Crystals - April 2022 Edition

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Healing Crystals for Teenagers

The teenage years are a turbulent time! There’s after-school activities, prom, football games, getting your drivers’ license—and acne and college applications and raging hormones.

When all of these events are combined with wild emotions and the quest to find a sense of self, teens are ripe for drama. It’s no coincidence that there are so many classic movies and TV shows that chronicle the coming-of-age years.

Whether you’re a teenager yourself or a parent wondering how you can make high school easier on your child, crystals can help. There is a stone for every common teenage problem!

Crystals for Confidence

When your body is changing and you’re trying to carve out your unique identity, confidence can be a big issue.

Whenever teens feel intimated or scared, Carnelian is the go-to. This empowering crystal activates the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, so that teens can confidently pursue their passions and own their personalities. It also protects against fears, anxiety, and overthinking. Carnelian provides an infusion of positivity and creativity that will uplift your teen anywhere they go.

For deeper confidence work, Rose Quartz soothes a teen’s turbulent emotions. It inspires profound self-love, a life changing feeling for insecure and awkward teens, and connects them to the calming, compassionate energy of divine love. Rose Quartz also helps maintain relationships between teens and their family and friends.

Crystals for Clarity

High school is a busy, stressful time, and teenagers often struggle to make sense of everything going on. Clear Quartz helps teens take a step back and realize the reality of any situation. This cleansing, calming crystal also reveals a teen’s interests and dreams, guiding them as they craft their life paths.

Turquoise combines Clear Quartz’s mental clarity with a teen’s emotional body. This crystal provides emotional and physical protection, while also opening the mind to the universe’s infinite possibilities. It helps teens express their emotions through clear, honest communication.

Crystals for Schoolwork

For teens, life revolves around school. It’s where they make most of their friends, do most of their extracurricular activities, and lay the groundwork for their future in college and beyond. Hematite is our ultimate “back-to-school” stone. It carries a strong grounding energy that supercharges concentration, memory, and courage.

For teens who struggle to focus, Fluorite is the perfect stone. It provides mental clarity to sharpen memory, organizational, and decision-making skills. This crystal is also a powerful anti-anxiety tool and a great worry stone. Fluorite is a must-have when studying for and taking major tests, like the SAT, ACT, or AP exams.

Crystals for Balance

All of the changes of that occur during the teenage years can be destabilizing. Black Tourmaline brings teens back into balance by dispelling negativity and grounding them.

Shungite has a similar purifying energy. It also protects against the electro-magnetic frequencies that teens are often exposed to through cell phones, gaming consoles, and laptops.

Being a teen can be scary, but it is also a great time for making memories and building a foundation for adult life. With crystals, high school can be smooth sailing! 

The Perfect Practice for Connecting with Mother Earth

Earth Day is just around the corner! Our planet nurtures and supports us every single day, and this holiday reminds us how important it to honor and connect with Mother Earth all year round.

Working with Earth energy is an essential part of your mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. The planet grounds us and keeps us balanced. With this mindset, we are able to release the things that no longer serve us and replenish our own energy sources. When things get crazy and you feel overwhelmed or adrift, you need to reconnect with the Earth.

Whether you work with Earth energy frequently, or whether you are just taking this opportunity to connect with the planet for the first time, we have the perfect practice for you. It’s super simple, portable, and easy to do wherever you are, whenever you need Earth energy.

How Can I Use Crystals to Connect With the Earth?

To start, you only need two things:

  • A crystal that resonates with Earth energy (see the section below for our recommendations)
  • An outdoor space, such as a lawn or park

Grab your crystal of choice and head outdoors. Find a place where you will be relatively undisturbed, and plant your feet into the ground. If you can slip off your shoes and feel the grass on your bare feet, do it.

Hold the crystal in your hand, close your eyes, and take three cleansing breaths. Let the rest of the world melt away. Just focus on the connection between your feet and the Earth. What does it feel like? Notice how the ground supports your entire foot: your toes, your soles, and your heels.

Now that you’ve zeroed in on this connection point between you and the Earth, imagine the planet’s energy as a green light. See it swirling below the planet’s surface. Then, feel your crystal drawing it up and out of the ground. Visualize the gentle green light flowing into your feet. Watch the Earth’s nurturing, stabilizing energy move up through your legs until it makes a home in your heart.

Let the green light swirl through your Heart Chakra, removing blockages and re-aligning your emotions with the planet. Then, let it expand from your heart into your arms, throat, and head. Finally, let the Earth energy shoot out of your body in all directions, from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers and out your toes, back into the planet.

When you feel this Earth energy coursing through you, open your eyes. Take in the world around you. Notice the Sun, the trees, the animals. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? Be fully present in this moment and enjoy all of the Earth’s beauty.

When you are ready, thank your crystal and the planet. Return to your day, uplifted by the Earth energy you have received.

What Crystals Can I Use to Connect With the Earth?

Apache Tear Obsidian

Apache Tear Obsidian carries the Earth’s most protective energy. If you are going through a period of grief or struggle, this crystal will connect you with the planet’s wisdom to guide you through.

Aragonite

Aragonite reaches deep into the planet to resonate with the Earth Star Chakra, an energy center that lies even lower than your Root Chakra. This crystal is profoundly balancing and purifying, especially if you are trying to release pain that has been festering for too long.

Garnierite

Garnierite is sacred to Gaia, the Ancient Greek Earth Mother, and it helps you build a strong, nurturing relationship with the Earth. With Garnierite’s help, you can discover true happiness and enhance your manifestation skills.

Moss Agate

Moss Agate is a stone of rebirth and renewal. It connects us to the planet’s cycles and shows us how our lives mirror the natural world. Just like flowers, we bud, bloom, and wilt—only to grow again.

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood is fossilized wood from the Earth’s earliest days, and it is a conduit of the planet’s ancient wisdom. This crystal connects your Root and Third Eye Chakras, keeping you grounded while also opening your consciousness to the divine.

Stromatolite

Another prehistoric fossil, Stromatolite is made of sediment-incased algae that transformed into Quartz. If you feel lost or unsure of your life path, Stromatolite is the perfect ally. It shows you the larger picture and gives you the motivation and support necessary to make your dreams a reality.

This Earth Day, take the time to really connect with the planet. The world will change when you understand the way the Earth nurtures you—and how you can nurture it as well.

Set Yourself Up for Success with Crystal Grids

When you are looking to attract abundance and manifest prosperity, you already know that crystals can be a great tool. You may also be familiar with using the Law of Attraction, or Law of Mirroring, to align yourself with universal energy.

But did you know that you can bring both crystals and the Law of Attraction together in one practice with crystal grids?

Crystals grids are one of the most powerful ways to generate the success you desire. They combine sacred geometry with specifically chosen crystals and your clear intent to manifest.

How to Build a Crystal Grid for Success, Abundance, and Manifestation

Crystal grids have three main components: the Keystone or Focus Stone, the Way or Anchor Stones, and Desire or Perimeter Stones. You want to choose your crystals carefully for every component and charge each stone with your specific intent.

The Keystone or Focus Stone is the crystal in the center of the grid. It represents the thing you are manifesting, and, as such, it should the most specific crystal in your grid.

Here are some of the best Keystones for different types of success:

  • Money: Pyrite
  • Career: Jade
  • Creativity and Artistic Pursuits: Cinnabar
  • Positivity: Citrine
  • Transformation: Labradorite
  • Love: Rose Quartz
  • Spiritual Awakening: Auralite 23

The next layer of the crystal grid are the Way or Anchor Stones. This inner ring of crystals serves as an energetic pathway. When choosing your Way Stones, you want to consider what you will need throughout your journey to success.

For example, try adding Carnelian for extra energy and motivation, Onyx for emotional support, Hematite for balance, or Amethyst for divine guidance.

Finally, you want to close your crystal grid with the Desire or Perimeter Stones, crystals that create the sacred space. Clear Quartz is a great Desire Stone choice because it is a universal amplifier and also associated with long-term goals.

The Desire Stones are also a great opportunity to clarify your intention. Consider using the same or similar crystals to your Keystone as a way to magnify and specify your desire. For example, if you used Rose Quartz as your Keystone, consider adding other love stones like Emerald or Ruby.

Have you used crystal grids in your abundance practices before? We’d love to see them! Comment below or tag us on Instagram @mydreamcrystals.

Cleanse Your Home With Crystals

It’s time for spring cleaning! You’ve already scrubbed the floors, gone through your clothes, and cleaned out the fridge. But does something still feel off?

Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting rid of dirt and clutter. It’s also about cleansing your home’s energy and removing any negativity or blockages.

Luckily, crystals are here to help! There’s a perfect stone to raise the vibrations in every space in your home.

Garden: Moss Agate

Before you even step inside your home, set the mood with your garden or lawn. Moss Agate is known as the “gardener’s stone,” and with good reason! This crystal promotes renewal. Its nurturing energy opens your heart and allows you to accept new opportunities. Moss Agate isn’t just great for your emotions, though! It also helps plants grow.

Front Door: Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a powerful protection stone, and when you leave it at your front door, it acts as a psychic power washer. Anyone who enters your home will be immediately cleansed of any toxic energy that they have picked up during their day.

Living Room: Tanzanite

Tanzanite’s calming vibrations promote harmony and strengthen interpersonal bonds. It is the perfect crystal to bring your family or housemates together, and it also helps you destress from a long day.

Kitchen: Shungite

Shungite is a grounding and purifying crystal. It raises your kitchen’s energies so that you can literally cook with love. Shungite also promotes healthy habits, encouraging you to create balanced meals and make smart nutritional choices.

Home Office: Turquoise

When you leave this stone on your desk, Turquoise encourages creativity and clear communication to supercharge your professional life. It also combats electromagnetic frequencies from your computer, modem, and cell phone.

Home Gym: Tiger’s Eye

If you work out at home, Tiger’s Eye will help you stick to your fitness goals. This crystal supercharges your willpower while also replenishing your energy. It is the perfect ally for long runs or intense reps.

Meditation Altar: Amethyst

Amethyst is such a powerful cleanser that it is often used to clear and charge other crystals, and it is the perfect addition to any meditation altar or spiritual space. Amethyst activates your Third Eye and Crown Chakras, helping you access divine wisdom and your highest self.

Bedroom: Selenite

When you’re finally ready to end the day, Selenite’s soothing, purifying energy is just what you need. Selenite resonates strongly with the moon, and it will calm you into a restful sleep. Selenite is a very high frequency crystal, and if you are holding on to any extra toxicity, it will cleanse and renew you while you sleep so that you are ready to face the next day!

This year, add crystals to your spring cleaning and start the season off on the right foot!

Fire Sign Stones: Find Your Passion and Creativity

We’re in the middle of Aries season, and between this fire sign and the excitement of spring’s reawakening, we are feeling inspired!

Spring symbolizes creative energy, so it’s the perfect time to reconnect with the fire signs of the zodiac.

What Are the Fire Signs of the Zodiac?

There are three zodiac signs that resonate with the element of fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Most people are familiar with astrology in terms of their sun signs, which correspond to birthdates: March 21-April 19 for Aries, July 23-August 22 for Leo, and November 22- December 21 for Sagittarius.

All fire signs are independent, optimistic, passionate dreamers with the drive to realize their wildest goals. Aries are particularly strong, confident leaders, Leos are extremely friendly, and Sagittarians are truth-seekers.

But there’s more to fire signs than just your sun signs! Take a look at your birth chart. (If you don’t already have your birth chart, grab your date and time of birth and check out cafeastrology.com for a free, easy-to-understand natal chart.)

Are there any fire signs in your chart, and if so, where are they? A fire sun sign shows how people perceive you, whereas a fire moon sign shows how you see yourself. Explore the different ways fire signs affect you!

What Crystals Can I Use for Fire Sign Energy?

Everyone, regardless of their sun sign or birth chart, can benefit from the passion, creativity, and motivation of fire signs. Here are a few of our favorite crystals to draw out your most fiery self!

Aventurine

Aventurine channels creativity to support personal and professional development. It encourages innovative decision-making, adding some analytical energy and balance to your pursuit of your passions. Aventurine is also a great stone to have on hand for projects involving multiple people, because it promotes clear communication and harmony.

Amber

Amber lends grounding Earth energy to your most passionate pursuits. As fossilized tree resin, this crystal stabilizes your spiritual, emotional, and mental bodies so that you can manifest your dreams. Amber is a powerful source of creativity and drive.

Carnelian

Carnelian looks like the glowing embers of a warm fire, and it provides vitality and courage. Carnelian also supports strong relationships, freeing you from the stubbornness and arrogance that can come from an excess of fire energy.

Cinnabar

Long revered by artists from a variety of cultures, Cinnabar is a well of creativity and energy. This crystal helps you transform into your most productive self while attracting abundance.

Iolite

Iolite is sometimes called the “Water Sapphire,” and this inspirational stone tempers uncontrollable fire energy with the calm and emotional intelligence of water. This balance nurtures your inner artist so that you can keep creating and reach your full potential.

Ruby

Ruby is a stone of passion, and it does everything it can to help you achieve your dreams. This crystal provides protection while also attracting abundance and inspiring motivation. Ruby is the ultimate tool for creative professionals, as it promotes success within artistic fields.

Sunstone

The Sun is the physical embodiment of fire energy, and Sunstone carries all of this celestial body’s positivity and warmth. Sunstone encourages independence and originality, helping you find inspiration while also inviting prosperity.

No matter how the fire signs affect you, now is the time to take advantage of their creative energy!

Auralite 23 and Ancient Wisdom

Auralite 23 is an extremely rare and mystical stone. First discovered in 2007, it can only be found in Canada’s “Cave of Wonders” in the Boreal Forest. Because Auralite 23 is such a new stone to the crystal collectors, many don’t realize how old it is. Auralite 23 crystals formed over 1.5 billion years ago, alongside some of our planet’s first living creatures.

Auralite 23 is the physical embodiment of the Earth’s ancient wisdom. It is an extremely high vibration crystal that unlocks your highest self. Many also associate Auralite 23 with the ancient Lumerian civilization and believe that their knowledge is literally stored within the crystal’s grooves, like a vinyl record.

This empowering stone transforms you by encouraging deep introspection. When you look at yourself through the lens of ancient wisdom, you discover that you are inherently worthy. Your life is important, not because of the accomplishments you’ve collected or the relationships you’ve formed, but because you are a living being. You are a miracle of science and spirituality.

Auralite 23’s divine knowledge imbues you with a profound sense of calm and self-love. By connecting your Crown and Root Chakras, this crystal helps you find the perfect balance between your spiritual and earthly bodies. It is your spiritual guide, drawing out the best version of yourself and supporting you along the path to enlightenment.

When you recognize the magic inside of you, it is easier to view the world around you with compassion, curiosity, and clarity. Explore new opportunities, places, and relationships—and give some extra attention to the people and things that have been supporting you for a long time. Auralite 23 shines a light on the positive influences in your life and helps you release all negativity.

Auralite 23 invites ancient wisdom. Internalize its lessons and watch your world transform!


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