The Best Crystals for the New Year
Happy New Year! Traditionally, January is an opportunity to start over, rededicate yourself to your goals, establish new habits, and leave toxic patterns behind.
There’s a reason so many people aren’t able to keep their New Year’s resolutions; that kind of transformation and dedication is difficult! With a crystal ally (or two… or a few…), you can make 2022 your best year yet.
Get a Fresh Start
To get ready for the New Year, you will need to refine your outlook into something more open, focused, and positive. As its name implies, Clear Quartz helps clarify things. It shows you the reality of your situation and provides you with actionable ways to improve. This crystal cleanses your aura, and it is also a great tool for strengthening and amplifying your intentions.
A stone of new beginnings, Amazonite helps you start over by allowing you to express yourself in a clear and authentic manner. It dissipates anxieties and balances your emotional body to unlock your true potential. When you approach 2022 from this place of honesty and calm, you naturally have all you need to make big changes.
If you are looking to break any bad habits in the new year, reach for Amethyst. This crystal channels divine wisdom, allowing you to break free from anything that is holding you back on either the spiritual or earthly plane. Amethyst ends toxic cycles and sets you on a more constructive path based on realistic, achievable goals.
Be More Confident
If you don’t believe that you can make a change in the New Year, you’ve created a self-fulfilling prophecy of doubt and failure, and your resolutions are already doomed. Carnelian’s fiery energy gives you the confidence, creativity, and courage to dream big and chase after your goals. It will infuse 2022 with warmth and joy, helping you trust in both yourself and the divine plan.
Garnet shows you how to push past negative self-talk to create a world where anything is possible. This crystal grounds you in your power to eliminate fear. Although new opportunities can feel scary, Garnet reminds you that you lose 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Jade’s gentle green energy works with your Heart Chakra to remove self-imposed boundaries to success. This lucky stone also attracts abundance, propelling you forward with a more positive mindset.
For the ultimate heart healing stone, look no further than Rose Quartz. If 2021was a particularly difficult and traumatic year for you, Rose Quartz’s loving vibrations will help you work through the pain in a healthy way and encourage you to open your heart again in 2022.
Achieve Your Goals
Now that you have your fresh, confident mindset, you are ready to get stuff done! Red Jasper is the perfect coach. No matter your goal, this crystal will provide you with the motivation, willpower, and sheer energy to achieve it. Red Jasper also encourages you to speak your truth and live authentically.
Like the animal that gives it its name, Tiger’s Eye is a fierce stone that grounds you in your power. It develops a positive mindset while encouraging you to chase after your dreams. Tiger’s Eye is a great choice for major lifestyle changes or goals that require consistent hard work, as it helps you create a sustainable yet productive routine.
If your goals are more spiritual, emotional, or artistic, consider Lapis Lazuli. This crystal opens your Third Eye, allowing you to connect with your spirit guides, communicate your authentic ideas, and tap into creative inspiration. Lapis Lazuli removes any blockages that are inhibiting your self-expression or personal development so that you can move forward.
What crystals are you using in the New Year? Let us know in the comments, or tag us on Instagram @mydreamcrystals!
Labradorite: The Transformation Stone
New year, new you! January is the perfect time to take stock of the past year and think about the things you’d like to change about yourself.
If you are looking for a crystal to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions and transform into your best self, look no further than Labradorite.
This magical crystal, sometimes called the “Stone of Courage,” was first discovered in Labrador, Canada. Its unique iridescence is created by aggregate layers that refract light. According to tradition, Labradorite’s beautiful sheen contains the Northern Lights, and a hunter broke a stone with his spear to create the Aurora Borealis.
Labradorite is a high-vibration crystal that promotes transformation and perseverance. Its rainbow energy expands your consciousness to help you access your highest self. With this divine wisdom, Labradorite reveals the needs hidden beneath your wants. Once you re-align yourself with universal energy, you can easily discover your life path.
Labradorite encourages you to develop a positive mindset and helps you use this fresh outlook to manifest your best life. Its gorgeous shimmer is a light in the dark, a reminder that you already have everything you need to succeed. Labradorite is a profoundly calming stone, and it replaces your anxieties with inspiration.
Labradorite helps you stand in your power and express yourself clearly. With this mystical stone, you can claim the respect you deserve. Trust in this crystal’s protection, and it will help you take the risks necessary for both spiritual growth and achieving your earthly goals.
In 2022, let Labradorite show you how amazing you can be.
10 Things Everyone Should Know About Crystals
Whether you are a crystal novice or a seasoned collector, there is always something new to learn about crystals!
Here are our top ten “fun facts” that aren’t just interesting; they’re also useful and can impact your personal crystal practice.
1. Crystals form based on a repeating internal structure.
On a molecular level, crystals are created by repeating sets of molecules. These patterns combine to give each crystal its shape. There are a variety of crystal structures, including monoclinic, triclinic, trigonal, hexagonal, and tetragonal, and many of them occur elsewhere in nature.
Each structure type carries a unique energy. Many healers consider crystals with hexagonal structures, such as Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Jasper, Emerald, Ametrine and Pietersite, to have exceptional health benefits. Isometric minerals like Pyrite, Garnet, and (unsurprisingly) Copper are wonderful for channeling energy.
2. Crystals need to be cleared.
Crystals emit energy and, just like people, they need to rest after long periods of activity to continue working at the optimum level. There are a wide variety of clearing or cleansing methods available, including sun or moonlight, sound waves, and salt circles.
A few crystals, such as Kyanite and Citrine, do not need to be cleared, but the overwhelming majority should be cleared at least once a month. If you use a stone daily, you should clear it more frequently.
For more information on crystal clearing, check out our blog post, Clearing and Charging Your Crystals.
3. Almost any solid material can crystallize.
Snow is a crystal, salt is a crystal, and scientists have observed DNA crystals. Studies from New York University, Purdue University, and the Argonne National Laboratory are exploring ways DNA crystals can be leveraged in medications and nanoelectronics.
4. You have more crystals than you think.
Gypsum, better known as Selenite, is a major component of drywall. This crystal is especially calming and channels divine wisdom. If you live in New York City, mineral samples have shown that you walk over Opal, Emerald, Garnet, and Tourmaline every day.
Consider charging these unexpected crystals with an intent to make the most of your surroundings!
5. Crystals are actually alive.
Although they may appear to be ordinary rocks, crystals are actually dormant life forms. They still carry the energy they used to grow within the Earth, and they interact with the frequencies of people and items around them.
6. Some crystals are formed by living organisms.
Most crystals develop slowly from volcanic activity, but a handful are actually produced by living organisms. Mollusks create Aragonite, a profoundly grounding stone, as part of their shells, and many corals produce Aragonite in their endoskeletons.
7. To get the most out of your crystals, program them with an intention.
Your wishes are magic, and they have the power to manifest in alignment with universal energy. Programming a crystal with a specific intention helps them help you. Especially versatile crystals like Clear Quartz always work more quickly and more efficiently with an intent.
Charging a crystal with an intent is simple. Craft your desire into a clear, concise statement, and take a few deep breaths while focusing on your intent. Next, hold your crystal and state your intent aloud. Then, let the crystal get to work! For long-term goals, you may want to reprogram your crystal periodically.
8. Crystal jewelry dates back to the Stone Age.
Wearing crystals is one of the most fun, popular, and easy ways to benefit from their high frequencies. The oldest examples of crystal jewelry come from the Stone Age, approximately 2.5 million years ago. When you wear a crystal pendant, you are actually taking part of a tradition that has existed for millennia.Bottom of Form
Since then, crystal jewelry has been used consistently for its beauty and power. Ancient Egyptians favored Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Carnelian, and Emerald, and Ancient Greeks loved Amethyst. Jade has held international appeal among the Ancient Chinese, Aztecs, and Maori cultures. In the Victorian era, Onyx mourning jewelry proved an effective coping tool for grief.
9. Crystal healing has been used for almost 5000 years.
Although crystal healing is viewed as a New Age practice, it has been part of traditional folk medicine for thousands of years. Chinese acupuncture began with stone needles before shifting to metal in more recent times. Ancient Egyptians ground Malachite into a powder and put it on wounds, believing it prevented infections. Many other cultures from Indian, Japan, and the Mediterranean have also used crystals as medicine.
In our modern era, crystal healing makes a great complement to allopathic medicine. They are tools meant to be used in conjunction with, not just as a replacement for, care from medical professionals.
10. Crystals are a key component in a lot of modern technology.
Quartz and Topaz have a unique property known as piezoelectricity. Piezoelectricity produces an electrical charge after the application of stress. For this reason, Quartz is a common material used in watches, clocks, radios, and video equipment. This electrical charge also produces soundwaves, making Quartz crucial to ultrasound technology.
What is your favorite crystal fun fact? Comment below or tag us @mydreamcrystals on Instagram!
Harmonize Your Life with Energy in Motion
Crystals may seem like inanimate objects, but they are not! They are dynamic, and they are constantly emitting frequencies to raise the vibrations of the people and things around them.
However, sometimes we are so stubborn that we don’t just ignore our crystals’ energies; we actively resist them!
To get the most of out of your crystals, you need to harmonize with their vibrations. Align yourself with the motion of their healing frequencies, and they will naturally balance your life.
How do you really listen to your crystals? The best way to truly get in line with your crystals’ motion is frequent meditation. Try meditating with your crystals every morning for a week (or even two) until you start to vibrate at the same frequency.
We recommend starting with high-vibration crystals, because their frequencies are easier to sense. You have a lot of options to choose from, depending on your larger goals. Here are a few of our favorites!
Clarity and Cleansing: Selenite
Selenite channels divine wisdom to cleanse your aura. If you feel overwhelmed, this crystal will work with your Crown Chakra to balance your life and hone your decision-making skills.
Connecting with Your Spirituality: Celestite
Celestite unlocks the celestial realm, helping you communicate with angels, spirit guides, and deities. This crystal will supercharge your spiritual practice and encourage peace and calm.
Serving Your Community: Danburite
Danburite is the embodiment of unconditional love, and it encourages charity and altruism as an expression of the divine. This crystal reveals your true life path, showing you how to find fulfillment while making a positive impact.
Healing Your Heart: Malachite
Malachite is a powerful tool for emotional healing. It works with your Heart Chakra to remove repressed trauma, pent-up frustrations, and self-imposed limitations. Malachite leaves your heart feeling lighter and more open.
Perfect Balance: Kyanite
If you just feel off, Kyanite is the crystal for you. This stone cleanses and stabilizes your entire Chakra system for perfect alignment. Kyanite removes anything that is standing in the way of your personal development.
This January, reorient yourself to your crystals’ motion. When you run on crystal time, you’re never early or late; you’re always in the exact right place.
The Easiest Way to Attract Abundance Today
We all know that when you start a project, you can’t get anything out of it without putting something into it. This principle is at the heart of the Law of Attraction: the energy that you send out into the world will return to you.
Whether you want a new job, a new romantic partner, or just general prosperity, the best way is with a manifestation ritual. There are many different methods out there, with varying levels of complexity and customization. If you are new to abundance planning and manifestation, it can feel overwhelming to begin.
Don’t worry! Sometimes the simplest techniques are the most effective, and one of our favorite ways to attract abundance is truly quick and easy: wear a crystal pendant.
Now, there is a little more to it than that, but once you do a little bit of homework, crystal pendants are the perfect portable, set-and-it-and-forget-it manifestation method.
Step one is choosing your crystal. You can use classic abundance crystals like Citrine, Emerald, and Sunstone. If you are specifically looking to manifest financial prosperity, consider Jade or Pyrite. For romance, go for Rose Quartz. To help you find a career path that resonates with your passions, try Ruby or Garnet.
Once you have picked your crystal pendant, charge it with your specific intent. If you remember our National Moon Day article, you already know that New Moons resonate particularly well with intention-setting. You don’t have to wait for a New Moon to set your intent, but if you’d like a little extra lunar energy to support your goals, there are New Moons on January 2nd and January 31st this month!
Then, all you have to do is wear your crystal pendant regularly to manifest your goals. It feels very passive, but it is actually extremely active on a vibrational level! Since you will be using your pendant on a very regular basis, clear it frequently. Sunlight is a great clearing method because of the Sun’s positive, attractive energy, but, especially if you used the New Moon to set your intent, moonlight is also a wonderful option.
Remember, attracting abundance doesn’t happen all at once. Sometimes you meet your goals quickly, but more often, a manifestation ritual works more subtly, aligning the elements necessary to grant your desires in a way that may not be immediately apparent.
Above all, keep your heart open to the universal plan. Our wants don’t always align with our needs, and abundance can come in unexpected ways.