The New Year can be a time for new beginnings, hoping and wishing for a better day than the one that has come before. Many people use this to mark the start of a long journey of bettering themselves or fulfilling an aspiration long dreamed of. We set resolutions to eat better, spend more time with family, and travel more but sometimes we need that extra bit of motivation to help us execute those dreams, evaluate our lives and realize what we need to make us truly feel happy and fulfilled.
In this blog, we'll go through our top 5 crystals for helping us through the New Years transition, stones to help us set and follow through with our resolutions, and one to assist in moving past traumas that have held us back.
(also known as Satin Spar or Desert Rose)
Vibrational Number: 8
Selenite is a very powerful stone that brings clarity to the mind, expanding our awareness of self and opening the Crown Chakra. Now, why would we suggest this for the New Year? Well, the first reason would be that when our Crown Chakra is fully open we have access to our higher angelic consciousness and higher guidance. Messages from the angelic realm are easier to recognize and easier to interpret which going into a new phase can be integral to entering with all the information needed to make the best choices for ourselves.
Seeing that Selenite carries the imprint of all that has been and has happened in the world, the stone can reach back through past lives and can be very helpful for checking on the progress and plans being made in our present life. It can identify lessons and issues that need to be worked on which can help us set our intentions and resolutions for the New Year.
Selenite can be used to provide strength to our decisions so not only will it help you to recognize the improvements or changes that need to be made in life but it can also empower you to follow through with your plans to make those changes a reality.
Chakra: Sacral / Rainbow Moonstone for the 3rd Eye and Crown
Astrological: Cancer, Libra & Scorpio
Moonstone is a stone for hoping and wishing, so New Year is the best time to sit with our crystal, look inwards and really delve into what we want and need for ourselves in the coming year. Moonstone allows us to absorb what is needed from the energies of the universe while also furthering that which is wanted.
As its name suggests Moonstone is strongly connected to the moon and its lunar cycles, making it the stone of 'new beginnings'. Like the moon, the stone is reflective, balancing, and introspective. It is capable of helping us with the changing structures in our lives and allows us to realize that these new beginnings are in actuality the end of something.
We would also like to add that Moonstone can be used for protection against the perils of travel and is also a talisman of good fortune.
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Astrological: Gemini, Aries, Libra & Leo
Vibrational Number: 6
Citrine is one of the few stones that never needs cleansing as it doesn’t store negative energy. It absorbs, transmutes, and dissipates negativity, therefore making it extremely protective for the environment. So once you have cleansed your space for the New Year it would be very advantageous to place a piece in what is considered as the ‘Wealth Corner’. This is the farthest back left point from the door in any given room or business.
Commonly known as the stone of abundance and prosperity, Citrine is a powerful stone that teaches us how to manifest and attract wealth, prosperity, success, and all positive energy. Citrine helps us to be generous and encourages sharing of what we have while still retaining our own wealth.
When considering these top 5 stones for the New Year I also wanted to include a stone that encouraged the right mindset entering a fresh new period. Citrine carries the power of the sun bringing a warm and highly creative energy. It encourages a positive attitude and optimism in any situation and gently inspires us to go with the flow instead of hanging on to the past.
Chakra: Heart, Throat, Brow and Crown
Vibrational Number: 8
The New Year can be a time for a lot of change, be it through the choices we have made to change ourselves, or changes that we have no control over. So including a stone that can help us through those situations was important for me to include and Lepidolite being the ‘stone of Transition’ is the perfect addition.
Lepidolite can help us focus on what’s important and filters out distractions. It encourages independence in our decision-making and also motivates us to achieve our goals without outside help. The New Year forces us to look inwards and at the previous year’s actions and behaviours sometimes confronting us with aspects of ourselves we’d care to change. Lepidolite can assist in the restructuring and reorganizing of these old patterns and behaviours and further serves to gently induce change to allow for smooth passage during these times.
Vibrational Number: 9
It is often said that to move one we must learn to accept and forgive the past. In reflection that might mean to forgive ourselves for our past choices but also forgive the actions of others to move on from the traumas they have caused. Rhodonite is the perfect partnering stone to do this. Known as the stone of ‘gentle love’, Rhodonite is an emotional balancer that can help clear away wounds and scars from the past and has the ability to promote unselfish self-love and forgiveness.
Rhodonite can be used in past life healing to deal with such emotions like betrayal and abandonment. This stone has such a resonance with forgiveness and assists in reconciliation after long term pain. Essentially Rhodonite is a very positive stone that helps us to be the best version of ourselves and reach our greatest potential, it energizes the heart chakra emanating unconditional love to the physical plane.
MY FINAL THOUGHT
Weather we choose to treat this New Year as a huge tranformational period in our life or view it as just another day on this long journey we all have the ability to be better people, for ourselves, our loved ones and our community. We at the Rock and Gemstone Shop would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year and hope you stay safe throughout the holiday season.