Embrace the Heat with Sunstone
What do you associate with summer? Green gardens, the roar of the ocean, the Sun? Summer embodies unbridled positivity, but many of us also dread the heat. Summer temperatures can feel stifling; however, the planet’s cycles are natural. When we accept them and even celebrate them, it is easier to channel the universe’s subtle forces.
Sunstone is the perfect tool for beating the summer heat. As its name implies, this orange and brown variety of Feldspar resonates strongly with the Sun. It helps us channel all of summer’s seasonal energy to achieve our goals as well as cultivate happiness.
Sunstone is a crystal of infinite positivity. It promotes enthusiasm so that you can approach every task with drive and optimism. Sunstone also inspires confidence and independence, which draws out your innate leadership abilities. With this mindset, you are able to make your dreams into reality, and Sunstone will even provide a little extra luck to help you achieve abundance.
Sunstone also deepens your senses of self-awareness and empowerment. If you struggle with making time for yourself and overprioritizing others’ needs, this crystal will help you know when to put yourself first. Sunstone unlocks divine truth and inspiration as well.
When you work with Sunstone, you shine bright like the Sun. Let this radiant crystal supercharge your summer and set you up for prosperity!
Solar or Lunar? Which is best for charging your crystals?
When it comes to charging crystals, light is one of the most popular methods. Not only is it easy, but it is also extremely effective. If you’ve ever researched crystals, you have probably come across collectors who swear that sunlight is the only way to properly clear your stones, but there are also plenty of people who are passionate about moonlight.
So, which is best: Sun or Moon? The simple answer is neither. Your relationship with your crystals is highly personal, and you should follow your intuition and decide which clearing method resonates with you.
While you can charge your crystals in the sunlight, moonlight, or both, there are certain factors to consider. The Sun and the Moon are two powerful celestial luminaries with different metaphysical significances. If you are charging crystals for a specific purpose or ritual, you may want to choose the celestial body with the strongest alignment to your needs. There are also certain stones that harmonize better with either the Sun or the Moon because of their own unique properties. You may even want to think about the planet’s natural cycles and choose one luminary over the other when they are at the height of their power.
When to Charge Crystals in the Sun
The Sun helps flowers, trees, and grass grow. This life-giving power lends the Sun an association with vitality, strength, ambition, clarity, and positivity. If you are familiar with astrology, you will recognize that the Sun also represents the self and how others perceive us. The Sun imparts masculine energy and fire’s elemental power. In terms of the Chakra system, the Sun resonates very strongly with the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras. The Sun reaches its peak power around the Summer Solstice on June 21st, so summer is the perfect time to charge your crystals in the sunlight.
Crystals that embody the Sun’s qualities are supercharged by its rays. Sunstone is an obvious choice, but other positive stones like Amber, Chrysanthemum, and Citrine also work well with the Sun. Energizing crystals like Jasper, Orange Calcite, and Pyrite are great choices as well, and so are grounding stones like Bronzite, Petrified Wood, and Shungite. To take advantage of the Sun’s creative energy, charge Bloodstone, Carnelian, Garnet, and Ruby in sunlight.
When to Charge Crystals in the Moon
The Sun represents the divine masculine, and its twin, the Moon, symbolizes the divine feminine. The Moon’s nurturing energy oversees emotion, intellect, and spirituality. It is a profoundly calming and balancing celestial body, and it resonates strongly with water energy. The Moon works with our Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras to facilitate communication and enlightenment. The Moon emits its strongest vibrations when it is full, but the New Moon is also especially good for cleansing and intention setting.
Moonstone and all of its varieties clearly resonate very well with the Moon, as does Selenite, which is named for the Roman Goddess of the Moon. However, there are many other stones that connect with the Moon’s subtle energy. Crystals that unlock divine wisdom, such as Angelite, Amethyst, Celestite, Iolite, and Lapis Lazuli charge beautifully in the moonlight. Water stones like Aquamarine, Opal, and Turquoise harmonize with the Moon like the ocean tides. The calming, balancing energy of Aventurine, Astrophyllite, Blue Kyanite, Fluorite, and Jade also work well with the Moon.
The Sun and the Moon are extremely powerful celestial bodies. Although they are often portrayed as opposites, they both channel the universe’s refined and elusive forces. Consider your crystals and your intentions carefully, and you will choose the right light to charge them.
The Carnelian, The Crab and The Cancer
Carnelian is a must-have crystal. This member of the Chalcedony family combines grounding energy with vitality and warmth to help you craft the life of your dreams. It is no coincidence that creative Cancer resonates very strongly with this crystal. Whether Cancer is your Sun sign, Ascendant sign, or doesn’t appear in your chart at all, working with Carnelian draws out your inner crab!
At first glance, Cancer and Carnelian are opposites. Carnelian channels Fire energy, whereas Cancer is a Water sign. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, but Carnelian is often associated with the Sun. However, these opposing forces do not fight each other. Instead, they create balance. Carnelian imparts strength to combat Cancer’s tendency to melancholy, and Cancer’s emotional intelligence draws out Carnelian’s most tender energies.
Cancer and Carnelian work in harmony when it comes to spirituality and creativity. Carnelian channels divine inspiration to draw out Cancer’s artistry and innovation. This crystal also grounds Cancer’s mystical side, keeping them safe and centered as they explore the ethereal realm. When Cancer dreams big, Carnelian gives them the motivation to make those dreams a reality. Carnelian also infuses Cancer with some much-needed confidence. Cancer craves strong interpersonal bonds, and Carnelian draws out their innate sense of nurturing to turn their emotional nature into a superpower.
Cancer and Carnelian are a perfectly balanced couple, and they bring out the best in each other. If you are interested in crystals that resonate with Cancer, check out our birthday blog for this amazing astrological sign!
The Energy of Summer: Five Crystals to Help You Connect
Summer is a powerful time of year. All of the plants are in full bloom, and we are starting to harvest the results of our hard work. Summer promotes relaxation, celebration, and abundance. However, as we rush between work and activities and vacation, sometimes it can be hard to take full advantage of this season’s gifts.
Crystals help us slow down and realign ourselves with the planet. This year, we’ve selected our top five stones for embracing everything summer has to offer.
If you feel burnt out from the heat or your busy schedule (or both), reach for Calcite. This crystal cleanses stagnant energy from your body, leaving you refreshed and revitalized. Calcite provides gentle motivation that pushes you forward without making you feel pressured. When you work with this stone, you can find the energy both to manifest your goals and to enjoy everything summer has to offer.
Vacations are a key part of summer. Even if you can’t get away for a week, Rose Quartz will help you relax. Rose Quartz is the physical embodiment of unconditional love. Let its soothing vibrations release negativity and stressors. Rose Quartz will also connect you with the activities and people you enjoy, from finding your next hobby to chatting with an old friend.
The summer Sun carries a strong creative energy, and Sunstone will draw out your most artistic self. Whether you are trying your hand at gardening, unwinding with an adult coloring book, or just looking for an innovative solution to a problem, Sunstone is here for you. To explore more aspects of this amazing crystal, check out our article, “Embrace the Heat with Sunstone.”
Citrine’s warm golden color immediately reminds you of all of summer’s pleasures: freshly squeezed lemonade, juicy pineapple, and the Sun’s warm light. This crystal radiates positivity. It may sound cliché, but Citrine truly invites you to live, laugh, and love. Read our full description of Citrine’s seasonal energy, “Summer and Citrine,” in the June 2021 edition of My Dream Crystals.
Many of us associate summer with goals, such taking a dream vacation, finishing a project, or even making more time for loved ones. It’s no coincidence. Summer symbolizes abundance, and Pyrite will help you manifest your best reality. No matter what you are looking to achieve this summer, Pyrite can align you with universal energies to access the prosperity that is waiting for you.
Summer is a time to celebrate. Make the most of the sunny days and balmy nights; September and its chilly breezes are just around the corner. With Calcite, Rose Quartz, Sunstone, Citrine, and Pyrite in your toolbox, the possibilities are endless!
Golden Healer and the Sun
When you think of crystals and the Sun, there are many stones that may come to mind. Citrine is a perennial favorite, and Sunstone’s name makes its connection clear. However, there is another up-and-coming crystal that embodies all of the Sun’s nurturing energy and deserves a spotlight this season: Golden Healer Quartz. Also known as Hematoid Quartz, Fire Quartz, Harlequin Quartz, and even Protector Quartz, Golden Healer Quartz gets its rich yellow color from the presence of Iron Oxide.
Golden Healer Quartz channels Quartz’s amplifying and healing abilities to cleanse your psychic being and align your Chakra system. Just like the Sun’s rays, Golden Healer Quartz emits vibrations with a golden color energy. This crystal supercharges your aura to unlock your highest self. When you work with Golden Healer Quartz, it is easier to receive divine wisdom and messages from your spirit guides.
Golden Healer Quartz’s energy is born on the celestial plane with the Sun, and it radiates down to Earth. It supports your path to enlightenment, but its effects can also be felt in more tangible ways. This crystal heals by accessing your spirituality to promote peace, joy, and compassion. When your spiritual power flows freely, it is easier for your body to find balance. Golder Healer Quartz provides mental and emotional clarity, which sharpens your decision-making, memory, and critical thinking skills.
Once you have undergone this healing transformation, Golden Healer Quartz amplifies the Sun’s abundant energy. It opens you to all of life’s possibilities and prepares you to receive prosperity. If you tend to dwell on your mistakes, Golden Healer Quartz will help you gently release this negativity and put yourself out there again with confidence.
As the Sun reaches its zenith this summer, reach for Golden Healer Quartz. This crystal’s healing energy is the perfect conduit for the Sun’s nurturing rays.