The Ultimate Agate Guide
If you’ve ever picked up a crystal coaster, it was almost certainly an Agate! Agate’s beautiful bands make for a truly stunning cross-section, but there’s more to this crystal than keeping stains off your coffee table.
Agate is one of the birthstones for May, and whether you are a Taurus, Gemini, or any other Sun sign, there is an Agate for you. A form of Chalcedony, Agate crystals come in a myriad of colors and patterns, and while all Agates promote self-acceptance and calm, each variety has its own unique properties.
Types of Agate
This form of Agate is found in nodules, and it is marked by round, white circles. Appropriately, Agate Eye resonates with your Third Eye Chakra. It helps you understand yourself, others, and the world around you from a place of divine wisdom.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a powerful communication stone. This gentle crystal works with your Throat Chakra to help you express yourself in the kindest and most authentic way.
Botswana Agate is often called the “Sunset Stone.” It is a particularly powerful ally when you are dealing with loss or deep sadness. Botswana Agate guides you through your negative emotions and helps you process your pain.
Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy Lace Agate radiates positivity. It infuses anyone and any space with ecstasy and energy, and its joyful frequencies are so strong that many people call this crystal the “Laughter Stone” or “Happy Lace Agate.”
Dendritic Agate resonates strongly with Earth energy. It gets its unique pattern from mineral inclusions that look like ferns, known as dendrites. Dendritic Agate offers you all of the planet’s protection, prosperity, and calm.
Fire Agate boasts vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow, and brown. This stone embodies the spiritual flame that burns in each of us, and it invites divine guidance into your relationships, creative endeavors, and home life.
Flower Agate’s lovely white inclusions call to mind spring blossoms. This crystal helps you discover your kindest, most loving self, allowing you to transform from a bud to a beautiful, blooming flower.
Moss Agate symbolizes new beginnings. It resonates strongly with the planet, particularly spring’s seasonal energy. When you need a fresh start, Moss Agate will help you manifest your best, most fulfilling life.
Orca Agate is a transformation crystal. It teaches you how to forgive those who have wronged you and release any negativity or pain that is holding you back. The profound emotional and spiritual healing that Orca Agate promotes allows you to step into a bright, beautiful future.
Tree Agate offers all of the support of its namesake. This crystal invites you to trust in the divine plan, and when you achieve that mindset, it promotes relaxation and balance.
Agate for Taurus
Reliable Taurus will resonate strongly with Tree Agate’s stable energy, and this crystal will also help keep them grounded when their ambition, drive, and stubbornness take them out of the present moment. Fire Agate also calls to Taurus’ aesthetic side, drawing out their innate creativity and loving energy.
Agate for Gemini
Moss Agate will help Gemini take advantage of their natural adaptability without falling into inconsistency, anxiety, or indecisiveness. Agate Eye assists Gemini on their quest for knowledge, and Dendritic Agate can keep this air sign grounded without restraining them.
Whatever your sign or situation, Agate is here for you. Explore all our varieties on Etsy!
May the Fourth Be With You
Whether you are full-blown Jedi or just a casual watcher, Star Wars is a milestone in pop culture! The Star Wars universe is filled with thrilling adventure and exotic worlds, but it is also full of very complicated characters who could benefit from some healing crystals. Here are our recommendations for some of the galaxy’s most memorable residents.
Anakin Skywalker: Black Obsidian
How does Anakin Skywalker go from being the “Chosen One” to the infamous Darth Vader? He represses his emotions. Black Obsidian would help Anakin recognize and balance both the negative and positive sides of his personality, work through his trauma, and ground him in reality—although no one should tell him that the crystal was formed through volcanic activity.
Padme Amidala: Hematite
Padme Amidala cares deeply about protecting others and making a positive impact in the world, and her innate leadership qualities would be amplified by Hematite. This crystal promotes concentration and strong decision making, such as recognizing that Palpatine is not the benevolent figure he seems to be.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Morganite
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story stretches across two trilogies and a TV show, and his journey is all about accepting loss and forgiving himself. Morganite’s powerful heart-healing capabilities would help Obi-Wan work through his complicated emotions related to Anakin, Padme, and Qui-Gon Jinn, while also teaching him to accept and love himself.
Luke Skywalker: Aquamarine
Luke’s journey from the sands of Tatooine to saving the galaxy is the beating heart of the original trilogy. Aquamarine’s empowering energy resonates with Luke’s journey as he trains and reaches his full potential. It is also a powerful communication crystal, a quality that would be particularly helpful for Luke during the sequel trilogy.
Leia Organa: Carnelian
Leia Organa is one of the galaxy’s best leaders, fulfilling the legacies of both her mother, Padme Amidala, and her adopted father, Bail Organa. She would work well with Carnelian, a take-charge crystal that combines motivation, energy, and wisdom.
Han Solo: Garnet
Han Solo goes from being an opportunistic, selfish bounty hunter to a revolutionary leader who is willing to sacrifice for the greater good. Garnet, a crystal of passion and loyalty, would guide Han Solo along his journey of self-discovery and heroism.
Chewbacca: Blue Apatite
Can anyone other than Han Solo really understand Chewbacca? We recommend one of our favorite Throat Chakra crystals, Blue Apatite, for this spirited Wookie. This crystal also resonates with Chewie’s authenticity and courage.
An orphan, Rey is constantly searching for her sense of self. Sunstone would increase Rey’s self-awareness, and its infinite positivity would welcome the confidence, drive, and optimism she needs for her journey.
Kylo Ren (Ben Solo): Mookaite Jasper
Kylo Ren’s character arc is all about breaking generational trauma, and there is no better crystal for that goal than Mookaite Jasper. This stone’s nurturing energy would help Kylo work through his family’s turbulent history, find emotional balance, and turn to new possibilities—like defeating the dark side with Rey.
After leaving behind his life as a stormtrooper, Finn struggles to find meaning. Danburite would gently show him his true life path as a revolutionary, while also enhancing his innate compassion.
Poe Dameron: Tiger Iron
Poe is a fighter with a lot of passion and skill, but his enthusiasm can get him into trouble. That’s why he would benefit from Tiger Iron. This crystal would resonate strongly with Poe’s natural drive while tempering it with the grounding energy he needs.
Boba Fett: Moss Agate
Boba Fett’s tragic loss of his father and troubled past as a bounty hunter are a major part of his character, but in his recent appearances in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Boba is clearly trying to make a fresh start. Moss Agate’s connection to the Earth supports new beginnings, with the justice and sustainability that Boba is searching for.
Din Djarin (Mando): Celestite
Din Djarin’s transformation from a cold bounty hunter to loving father has been one of the most powerful arcs in the entire Star Wars universe. Celestite would help Din Djarin continue exploring and expressing his emotions, while also addressing the complicated relationship he has with the Mandalorian covert.
Grogu (Baby Yoda): Fluorite
Grogu stole everyone’s hearts with his adorability and vulnerability, but he is quickly growing into a force to be reckoned with. As he continues his training, Fluorite would help Grogu focus, retain his lessons, and remain calm.
With crystals, you can experience a little bit of a galaxy far, far away. Happy Star Wars Day!
Dark Side of the Moon: Crystals for the Lunar Eclipse
On Friday May 5th at 11:14am EST, we will experience a full Moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio. That means some big shake ups are coming our way—but you don’t have to be scared! We have your back with the best crystals and a thorough explanation of this eclipse’s wild energy.
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s orbit leads it to pass through the Earth’s shadow. During lunar eclipses, the Earth blocks most of the visible spectrum of light, but some red light gets through. This unique effect gives the Moon a red-orange glow.
There are two types of lunar eclipses, depending on how far the Moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. When the Moon passes into the inner part of the Earth’s shadow (the umbra), it is called an umbral eclipse, and when it passes into the outer part of the shadow (the penumbra), it is called a penumbral eclipse.
This month’s lunar eclipse will be a penumbral eclipse; however, it will just miss the umbra. That makes the May 2023 eclipse the deepest penumbral eclipse for the next twenty years!
What is the Spiritual Meaning of a Lunar Eclipse?
Think of a lunar eclipse like a door. It is a passageway to a new you—which is exciting, but also scary. The red Moon encourages you to view your life from a new perspective, and it also sheds light on anything that you have been avoiding.
Lunar eclipses remind you that a little fear and discomfort can be a good thing. It’s easy to become settled in our ways, but are those comfortable patterns holding you back? The lunar eclipse is a time to interrogate your attitudes, habits, and relationships. What makes your life better? What should you let go of? Lunar eclipses encourage you to work through any lingering trauma and release negativity so that you can embrace the coming changes.
Along the lines of letting go, lunar eclipses also symbolize completion. If there is a project that you have been working hard on, you may find the energy to finish it now. Lunar eclipses often coincide with major events and shifts, and you may look back on this period as the time you finished a chapter of your life.
While change can be scary, it is also an opportunity to build something new. Transformation is a beautiful thing! A lunar eclipse calls you to embrace this fresh start and take chances. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to pursue, a lunar eclipse is the time to take the plunge!
Between the full Moon and the lunar eclipse, the Moon’s energy will be at its height this May. If it all feels overwhelming and you’re unsure what to do, reach out to the universe. Lunar eclipses are great times to receive divine guidance. Make some space for meditation and prayer, and the universe will answer.
How strongly you feel a lunar eclipse, however, often depends on your natal chart. The May 2023 eclipse is part of a series of lunar eclipses along the Taurus-Scorpio axis that has been going on since November 2021 and will finish in October 2023, so those two signs will be most affected. However, all of the “fixed” signs, including Leo and Aquarius, will feel the lunar eclipse energy strongly.
The Taurus-Scorpio axis has been encouraging us to improve our relationships and finances. The May 2023 lunar eclipse will draw our attention to the complex problems and existential questions that we been working through.
What Crystals Can I Use During the Lunar Eclipse?
Since lunar eclipses invite such powerful change, transformation crystals like Labradorite, Lepidolite,and Black Obsidian are very helpful. Labradorite will expand your consciousness, Lepidolite will provide emotional healing, and Black Obsidian will promote protection and purification. Once you’ve accepted the lunar eclipse’s transformative energy, Chalcopyrite or Turquoise can help you make the most of this new start.
If you are having difficulty understanding this lunar eclipse’s lessons with all of the extra energy in the air, crystals can help, too. Moonstone is an obvious choice, since it attunes you to the Moon’s energies. Clear Quartz works with the Moon to reveal any hidden issues, and Amethyst will assist you in letting go and interpreting divine messages.
No matter which crystal you choose, a lunar eclipse is the perfect time to cleanse and charge your crystals. Leave them out to soak in all that moonlight and harness the May 2023 eclipse’s lunar energy!
Crystal Wands for Beltane
May 1st is the fire festival of Beltane, also known as May Day throughout Europe and North America. As a celebration of creativity, fertility, and energy, Beltane has featured wands prominently for millennia. From dancing around the maypole to modern associations with fantasy characters, wands have been proven to make magic!
What is Beltane?
Beltane is a pagan sabbat with its roots in ancient Celtic practices. It is half a year away from the sabbat of Samhain, and the two festivals address opposing yet complementing ideas. Whereas Samhain is all about reflecting on our past, connecting with the spiritual realm, and accepting the reality of death (both literally and metaphorically), Beltane is a vibrant celebration of life. The veil between the earthly and spiritual planes is considered to be particularly thin at both times of year, although Beltane is generally more associated with fairies and nature spirits than ancestors and ghosts.
Beltane is a festival dedicated to optimism, renewal, and creativity. It celebrates the Sun’s fire energy, which is increasing as it nears its apotheosis on the Summer Solstice (Litha). Traditionally, Beltane was celebrated with bonfires, dancing around the maypole, flower crowns, and weddings. While Beltane may feel far away from our modern society, May Day celebrations were commonplace in America well into the 20th century.
Beltane is the perfect time to start a new venture. Whether it’s a new job, a creative project, or a relationship, this festival uses fire energy to create something beautiful. Because the veil is thin, it is also the perfect time to reach out to deities, spirit guides, and the fairy realm for guidance.
How to Use Crystal Wands at Beltane
Wands direct energy. They are tools of mastery, helping us manifest whatever we want in life. Wands resonate strongly with Beltane’s creative energy, and they obviously figure prominently in traditional Beltane traditions in the form of the Maypole. When you combine crystals with a wand, true magic can occur.
Crystal wands are effective for use in manifestation rituals and spell work, but they are also powerful healing tools. When used in massage or Reiki, crystal wands can help release negativity and break up energy blockages.
Crystal Wands at My Dream Crystals
To connect with Beltane’s creative energy, we recommend using our Ruby Fuchsite wand. This wand brings together two highly creative crystals, Ruby and Fuchsite, that connect strongly to the Heart Chakra so that you can bring your desires into being.
If you are particularly looking to manifest money or career prospects this May, a Pyritewand makes an excellent choice.
To take advantage of the thinning veil, reach for our Angelitewand. This spiritual crystal will help you make contact with angels, spirit guides, and deities. If you want to connect with the fairies, Devas, and nature spirits associated with Beltane, a Green Aventurinewand is a great tool—and it also connects with Beltane’s manifestation energy!
For anyone looking to relieve stress and blocked energy to enjoy all of May’s blessings, using crystal wands in massage or Reiki can be very helpful. We recommend a Black Obsidianwand for fast healing, Serpentine wand for Chakra cleansing and alignment, Bloodstone wand for increased energy, and Quartz wand for overall wellness.
Whether you celebrate Beltane or not, everyone can benefit from the optimism and innovation of this time of year. Grab your favorite crystal wand and make some magic!
Co-Creation: What is It?
May’s spiritual energy is all about creativity, but what about co-creativity? Let’s dive into the process of co-creation and how crystals can help!
What is Co-Creation?
Co-creation means working with the universe to achieve the highest good. Co-creation is a practice through which you take action to achieve your best, most abundant life.
Do you know someone who always says that they’re going to “leave it to the universe,” but then they don’t do anything else? For example, is your friend desperate for a romantic partner, but they don’t ever go on dates? That’s not co-creation—that’s being lazy! Co-creation is all about meeting the universe halfway.
How Can I Co-Create?
Co-creation starts with some serious introspection. What are you passionate about? What do you really want to do with your life? Think broadly here. Your passion isn’t getting a promotion; instead, think of what that promotion would enable you to do: help others, explore the world, learn more, etc.
Once you’ve identified your passion or life purpose, then you have to orient your mindset to co-creation. The first step is releasing your fear and approaching everything from a perspective of divine love. Assume that the universe wants the best for you and that, no matter what happens, you will land on your feet and learn something along the way. When you operate from fear, you are likely to place limitations on yourself, consciously or subconsciously. Instead, operate from love. It’s a high-frequency emotion with the possibility to create.
Now, it’s time to act. Break down your goals into smaller chunks and take action. If you take one step, the universe will take the next. As you act, listen to your intuition. Do you feel a special pull to go somewhere or talk to someone? Follow that instinct! It could be the universe guiding you. Feel free to reach out to angels, spirit guides, ancestors, and deities directly. They will be happy to assist in your co-creation process.
Finally, surrender the outcome. Remember, co-creation is about creating the highest good, and sometimes the highest good doesn’t align with our wants. Not getting one opportunity may lead you to another, more fulfilling one. You’re not the only one at work here; the universe is here to help. And that is freeing, because you are not alone! Trust the universe as your partner, and you will witness miracles.
Throughout your co-creation journey, crystals can be helpful tools. Crystals are conduits for divine energy, a reminder that the universe is working with you. You can add them to a meditation altar or a related Feng Shui area, or you can wear or carry them with you as a constant cue to co-create!
Some of our favorite co-creation crystals include:
- Auralite 23: to expand your consciousness
- Danburite: to discover your life purpose
- Ruby: to connect with your passion
- Tiger Iron: to take action
- Angelite: to connect with spirit guides
- Iolite:to inspire creativity
- Rose Quartz: to open your heart
- Kyanite: to align yourself with the universe
What will you co-create this May?