Crystals for Mental Clarity + Focus
When the crunch is on and we just need to get shit done, sometimes all that’s needed is a little mental clarity. With our modern-day, ever-busy lifestyles, there’s a solid chance you’re surrounded by a lot of ambiguity and distractions. Maybe you really need to focus on a goal or project rn and your brain just won’t settle because there’s a thousand things competing for your attention.
So, before you let TikTok convince you that you have ADHD*, maybe the following crystals can help you clear that fog and illuminate some answers…
Clear Quartz is the most iconic member of the quartz family. It’s the Dom Perignon of the crystal world, it’s one of the earth’s most abundant minerals and it is often referred to as the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses.
While the Quartz properties are many and varied, giving it a reputation as a master healer, it is especially helpful for helping control how we think about and perceive situations. Clear Quartz can help open up the mind and elevate negative perspectives to a more enlightened point of view. It can help expand consciousness and facilitate open communication. For those needing clarity of mind, Clear Quartz healing properties will eliminate energy blockages and allow energy to flow smoothly throughout the body.
Intuition. It’s that little voice telling you not to down that last tequila shot on a Sunday night, it stops you binge-watching the Golden Girls with a bottle of vodka for company and drunk-dialling your ex. It’s time to trust your intuition; it’s had your back since day one.
In today’s world, trusting your instincts is more important than ever and Sodalite is the bold and heady catalyst to get you back in touch with your sixth sense. Sodalite is a stone of truth and brings this to all communications, it can help end arguments, it is particularly useful in promoting honesty in emotions and love, it increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.
No greatness ever came from refusing to make a decision, and Blue Calcite the perfect enhancer of decision-making. It brings this quality to life through its ability to help you see more clearly what path will lead you to happiness. They say money can’t buy happiness, but it sure as hell can buy Blue Calcite – maybe that’s the next best thing.
The combination of blue and white powers in Blue Calcite amplifies energy, particularly in the realms of communication and thought. It fosters enlightened discussion and eases communication between people with opposing views. In these troubled times, Blue Calcite can help you express your views calmly and with tact (and in the process hopefully stop you from slapping a bitch over a something that may not quite warrant slapping a bitch).
The Ancient Greeks were the first to recognise the chameleon-like qualities of Apatite. In fact, the Apatite crystal’s meaning comes from the Greek word “to deceive”, but before you start comparing Apatite to your cheating ex, let Apatite clear away the toxic fog and remind you that what lies behind us is of little consequence. It’s the energy that lies within that holds the key to eternal happiness.
Apatite is a creativity enhancing stone that can mystically stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is used, often in conjunction with meditation, to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive and psychic awareness. It is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better.
Rutilated Golden Quartz
Yin and yang. High and low. Pleasure and pain. The Rutilated Golden Quartz encourages us to go deep within our own psyche to gain clarity on the ever-present duality of the universe.
The emotional rollercoaster of life can be a big soggy wet blanket over your whimsical inner child, but this powerful stone can help keep it all in perspective. Helpful in uncovering the root causes of mental hang-ups, RDQ is reported to diminish fears and assist with decision-making processes. Graced with the golden locks of angels, Rutilated Quartz is said to be particularly effective at getting things moving energetically, helping slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance.
Should’ve gone to Specsavers? Maybe first you should’ve reached for the Fluorite. This calming stone helps focus, increase clarity and clears away the fog on the path toward really understanding self. This brings a wiser, more balanced view of life and improves decision-making. The Fluorite crystal’s power to bring clear inner and outer vision enables you to manifest ideas and bring plans to fruition like never before.
And for those actually struggling with attention deficit disorder or learning difficulties, Fluorite’s healing properties work to enhance concentration and quieten and soothe the mind by removing mental blocks and diminishing distractions.
*Please know Peta has ADHD, and we are not at all minimising or dismissing that it is a very real disorder. TikTok has been great for awareness although has also sort of romanticised the condition. On the surface, most people can relate to the 'symptoms' of ADHD, but are not quite grasping that they do not experience them to the extreme and often debilitating extent that those with a nuerodiverse brain do.