Summer and Citrine
The sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Summer is finally here! It’s time for backyard barbecues, dips in the pool, and trips to the beach. Make the most of this sunny season with Citrine.
It is no coincidence that Citrine is associated with June’s birthday sign, Gemini. Also known as the “Light Maker,” this golden crystal is the physical manifestation of all of the Sun’s glory. Citrine radiates positivity, creativity, and growth. Its unique powers have been recognized from centuries. The first records of Citrine jewelry date from 300 B.C. in Ancient Greece; it was also a favorite of Queen Victoria and Greta Garbo.
Citrine’s number one benefit, however, is manifestation. Its bright yellow color reflects both the Sun and the gleam of precious Gold. Some call Citrine the “Merchant’s Stone” because it is so good at attracting success and abundance. Citrine works with your Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras to identify your passions and then channel that energy towards achieving your goals. This crystal also resonates with the element of Fire, which accelerates and enlivens. Citrine provides the motivation, confidence, and positivity to make anything happen.
No matter what your goals are this summer, Citrine can help. Try this simple manifestation ritual, which combines Citrine’s frequencies with the power of light and fire.
What you’ll need
- A gold, yellow, or white candle
- A small strip of paper
- A pen
To take full advantage of Citrine’s sunny energy, we recommend doing this manifestation ritual during the day, in a well-lit area.
Begin by taking a few deep, cleansing breaths. Next, place your candle in direct sunlight, and place your Citrine stone in front of it. Write your goal on the piece of paper, and place it underneath your Citrine. With this intention strong in your mind, light the candle. As the candle burns, stare into the flame and repeat your goal. Imagine the fire carrying your intent out into the universe. To close the ritual, you can either blow out the candle or let it burn out. Just make sure that you never leave the candle unattended!
With its golden color, unbridled positivity, and abundant energy, Citrine is definitely the stone of summer! What is your favorite way to use Citrine? Comment on Instagram @mydreamcrystals.
Gemini and the Power of Adapting
June’s birthday sign is creative and fun-loving, but Gemini’s best quality is adaptability. No matter where they are, the twin’s representatives are able to feel comfortable, make friends, and succeed. Wouldn’t you like a little bit of that ease in your life? Let’s explore how everyone can discover their own Gemini adaptability with crystals.
To connect with your Gemini spirit, you need to awaken your Inner Child through Aquamarine. This crystal encourages a pure, open mindset, ready to learn and explore. With Aquamarine, you don’t have to worry that someone will take advantage of this newfound vulnerability; the stone will protect you. Aquamarine’s calming energy will also help you remain honest and approachable.
Adaptability isn’t just about being flexible; it’s also about having the skillset to respond to any situation. Hematite is known as the “Stone of the Mind” because it sharpens your intellect. This stimulating crystal promotes focus, critical thinking, and memory recall to help you work through any problem. Hematite also encourages balance, which harmonizes well with Gemini energy and allows you to approach everything with clarity and calm.
You cannot adapt to the present if you constantly lose yourself in the past or the future. Chrysanthemum Stone helps you focus on the “now” by practicing mindfulness. From this point of view, you are able to see situations more clearly and push past your self-imposed limits. Grounding with Chrysanthemum Stone frees your emotional and spiritual selves to reach their full creative potential.
What is the ultimate purpose of cultivating adaptability? Transformation. To achieve this goal, look no further than Labradorite. This crystal expands your consciousness, allowing you to reach your highest self. Labradorite will release any lingering doubts and open your eyes to life’s infinite possibilities. You can do anything if approach problems with a combination of perseverance and creativity. Labradorite encourages this mindset while also providing some extra luck to help you achieve your dreams.
Everyone can benefit from some Gemini adaptability! If you’re interested in reading more about Gemini crystals, read our full Gemini birthday blog.
Aura Quartz: Do We Need the Metallic Sheen?
Quartz is a crystal superhero. Clear Quartz is a universal amplifier, and Quartz varieties like Amethyst, Citrine, and Rose Quartz are some of the most popular and powerful crystals around. But have you ever worked with Aura Quartz?
What is Aura Quartz?
Aura Quartz is a unique variety of Quartz that is created through a process known as atomic vapor deposition. The Quartz’s surface bonds with metal atoms, creating a thin outer layer of striking metallic sheen. Atomic vapor deposition combines Quartz’s high vibrations with the metal’s unique metaphysical properties. The result is a stunning iridescence and amplified vibrations. Different metals draw out crystals’ unique talents to create truly exceptional stones.
While all Aura Quartz is manmade, it is not “unnatural.” The atomic vapor deposition process simply brings together the natural properties of the crystal and the metal. Aura Quartz is the spiritual successor to the alchemy practiced by the earliest crystal healers and mystics.
Aura Quartz is a very high vibration stone that resonates strongly with the Crown Chakra. It is a conduit of divine love that will uplift and nurture you. Aura Quartz expands your consciousness while protecting your spiritual body, which supports you on your journey to enlightenment. It is also an excellent meditation aid. Like Clear Quartz, Aura Quartz is a powerful healer and amplifier.
Types of Aura Quartz
Angel Aura Quartz gets its name from its unique iridescence, which resembles angel wings. Sometimes called Opal or Unicorn Aura Quartz, this crystal combines Clear or Rose Quartz with Platinum and Silver. Angel Aura Quartz promotes profound calm and channels divine love. If you are struggling to find joy or harmony in your life, Angel Aura Quartz is the perfect choice.
Aqua Aura Quartz is fused with Gold to create a lovely light blue iridescence. Gold’s energy attracts abundance by allowing your light to shine. Aqua Aura Quartz also links your Throat and Crown Chakras together, allowing you to communicate from a place of honesty and wisdom.
Tangerine Aura Quartz, also known as Sun Aura Quartz,achieves its signature color through a combination of Gold, Iron Oxide, and Copper. This crystal resonates very strongly with the Sacral Chakra, drawing out creativity and confidence. This joyful stone gives you the energy to conquer any challenge.
Titanium Aura Rainbow Quartz charges your entire Chakra system, leaving you empowered and enlightened. If you are experiencing conflict in your life, use Titanium Aura Rainbow Quartz to help you remain empathetic and understanding. The crystal’s rainbow effect also enhances all healing.
Next time you feel disconnected from your spiritual self or simply in need of a boost, discover Aura Quartz’s iridescent power!
Crystals and Chakras
A Chakra, which translates to “circle” in English, is an energy center in the body. This concept originates with the ancient Indian medical tradition known as Ayurveda. Chakras house your prana, or life energy, and directly influence your thoughts and emotions. If you’ve ever done yoga, meditated, practiced visualization, or had a Reiki healing session, you have worked with your Chakra system, whether you realized it or not!
You have seven Chakras that run along your spinal column. Each corresponds to different elements of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and can be enhanced using certain crystals, oils, and colors. When you feel out of whack, burnt out, or unable to accomplish a certain task, it usually means your Chakras are unaligned or blocked. Maintaining a balanced and healthy Chakra system is an important part of wellness.
Crystals are a powerful tool for supporting your entire Chakra system. From your Root to your Crown, let’s explore your different Chakras and how crystals can help them.
- Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (Root Support)
- Color: Red
- Element: Earth
- Sense: Smell
- Basic Needs: Safety, Balance, Trust
- Essential Oils: Patchouli, Sandalwood
- Mantra: “I am stable, strong, and safe.”
Found at the base of your spine, the Root Chakra connects you to Mother Earth. It is associated with your basic survival needs and balances your entire body. If you are struggling to focus, feel out of whack, or are insecure in your daily life, your Root Chakra needs attention.
You may already use crystals in a grounding meditation. To really ground through your Root Chakra, try Apache Tear Obsidian, Bloodstone, Shungite, or Tiger’s Eye. Black Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz link your survival needs with your spiritual needs (Crown Chakra) for full-body alignment. Red Calcite, Garnet, and Hematite also work through the Root Chakra to balance your energy. If you feel disconnected from the Earth, try Petrified Wood; it is a fossil with strong ties to both the planet and your Root. If you have never worked with your Root Chakra before, activate it with Red or Brecciated Jasper.
Balance your body with our full description here.
- Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (One’s Own Place)
- Color: Orange
- Element: Water
- Sense: Taste
- Basic Needs: Pleasure, Creativity, Spontaneity
- Essential Oils: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orange Blossom
- Mantra: “I am creative, playful, and open to every opportunity.”
The Sacral Chakra, located below your belly button at the Sacrum bone, is the center of your passions. It regulates everything that drives you in life, from your career to your relationships to your hobbies. This Chakra provides the creative energy that moves your forward.
Some of our favorite Sacral Chakra stones are Amber, Bloodstone, and Red Jasper. If you are looking to unlock your creativity, use Carnelian or Cinnabar. Orange Calcite or Citrine provide a boost of vitality. Sunstone works with the Sacral Charka to channel extra joy into your life. The Sacral Chakra also corresponds to sexual health, and couples struggling with fertility should try Peach Moonstone.
Our full guide will help you find your creative side through the Sacral Chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
- Sanskrit Name:Manipura (Lustrous Gem)
- Color: Yellow
- Element: Fire
- Sense: Sight
- Basic Needs: Identity, Self-Worth, Willpower
- Essential Oils:Ginger, Cardamom, Peppermint
- Mantra: “I am capable of anything I set my mind to.”
Located in your upper abdomen, the Solar Plexus Chakra radiates confidence and determination. It is the source of manifestation and abundance, both in physical and emotional terms.
If you are struggling with self-confidence, meditate with Amber, Moss Agate, Bronzite, Bumblebee Jasper, or Tiger’s Eye over your Solar Plexus. Sunstone and Yellow Calcite work with the Solar Plexus Chakra to provide an infusion of joy. Citrine, Pyrite, and Smoky Quartz help manifest abundance.
To stand in your power through the Solar Plexus Chakra, read our extended description here.
- Sanskrit Name:Anahata (Unstruck Sound)
- Color: Green
- Element: Air
- Sense: Touch
- Basic Needs: Love, Emotional Healing
- Essential Oils:Thyme, Rosemary, Eucalyptus
- Mantra: “I love, and I am loved.”
When you bring your hands to “heart center” at the end of a yoga practice and say, “Namaste,” you are activating your Heart Chakra. This powerful Chakra is located in the center of your chest, but it stretches out to encompass your arms and hands as well. It is the home of love, compassion, and acceptance, for both yourself and others. The Heart Chakra is also the middle of the Chakra system, creating a bridge between your physical and spiritual needs.
If you are a Heart Chakra novice, begin your work with Emerald, Kunzite, or Morganite. Chrysoprase energizes your heart, and Green Aventurine and Calcite both protect it. You can strengthen relationships with Rose Quartz or Rhodochrosite, or use Rhodonite to help you release emotionally draining people or habits. If you are working through some deep-seated emotional trauma, try mediating with Amazonite, Malachite, or Pink Tourmaline.
Explore our full manual for Heart Chakra crystals here.
- Sanskrit Name:Vishuddhaa (Purity)
- Color: Blue
- Element: Water
- Sense: Hearing
- Basic Needs: Expression, Communication
- Essential Oils:Clove, Tea Tree, Chamomile
- Mantra: “I communicate clearly and honestly.”
The Throat Chakra encompasses your larynx, which houses your vocal cords, as well as your mouth. It is the source of communication, self-expression, and truth. Use the Throat Chakra’s wisdom to find your life purpose. It is also especially useful for artists of all kinds to activate their sense of creative expression.
If you have never worked with your Throat Chakra or are having trouble speaking up for yourself, use Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Lapis Lazuli, or Lepidolite. Apatite is great for public speakers, and Azurite and Blue Kyanite helps you avoid talking too much or oversharing.
For more ways to speak your truth, read our full Throat Chakra description here.
Third Eye Chakra
- Sanskrit Name:Ajna (Command)
- Color: Indigo or Purple
- Element: Light
- Basic Needs: Perception, Inspiration
- Essential Oils:Juniper, Melissa, Sage
- Mantra: “I listen to my inner voice.”
Emanating from the center of your forehead, the Third Eye Chakra unlocks your intuition. It sharpens your awareness of both the physical and spiritual worlds to provide profound wisdom. The Third Eye also provides guidance through your imagination, dreams, and pyschic abilities.
If you do not use your intuition often, work with Apophyllite, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, or Purple Fluorite to open your Third Eye. For insight into a specific situation, Sodalite, Labradorite, and Tibetan Quartz will channel your subconscious knowledge. To heighten your psychic abilities, boost your Third Eye Chakra with Azurite, Chrysocolla, Malachite, or Moldavite.
Reach your psychic self with our guide to Third Eye Chakra crystals.
- Sanskrit Name:Sahasrana (One thousand-petalled)
- Color: Purple or White
- Element: Spirit
- Basic Needs: Enlightenment, Wisdom, Knowledge
- Essential Oils:Lavender, Frankincense
- Mantra: “I am one with the divine.”
The Crown Chakra literally crowns your body, sitting at the top of your head. It is the source of enlightenment and unlocks your highest self. The Crown Chakra also channels deities, angels, and spirit guides to help you along your spiritual journey.
If you have never worked with your Crown Chakra before, use Celestite, Selenite, or Quartz to activate it. When you need guidance, reach out to your divine aids with Angelite, Apophyllite, or Danburite. Amethyst provides psychic protection while also assisting your spiritual meditation practice, along with Scolecite and Seraphinite.
To access your highest spiritual potential, read more about the Crown Chakra here.
Your Chakras are an under-utilized but extremely important part of your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Crystals clear and align your system to unlock your highest potential. If you want to learn more about how crystals and Chakras work together for healing, check out our article, “Crystals and Your Health,” in the May 2021 edition of My Dream Crystals.