Usually this is the time of year when everyone is getting ready to quit sugar, start that new hobby you’ve been procrastinating about, get a promotion or travel the world – but this December 31st is a little… different that most that have preceded it.
As 2021 inches closer and closer, most of us are well and truly ready to let go of the emotional baggage and trauma that 2020 brought in spades. You may be in the process of deciding how the next 12 months will be different from the trashfire that was 2020, and hopefully this means working towards manifesting more positive experiences in 2021.
The following 5 crystals are our best of the best recommendations for ringing in a happier and healthier new year.
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.
Right now, 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 – which is crucial for intention setting. After all, how can you set an intention if you don’t know what your truest self most desires.
“All that glitters is not gold, not all those who wander are lost,” but Fool’s Gold Pyrite is worth its weight in gold and will lead your lost soul to a place of higher wisdom. If you’re ready to achieve your wildest dreams and aspirations, it’s time to become a f***king meditative rock star when you incorporate Pyrite and its divine guidance.
You just have to take one look at golden Pyrite - it screams “You know what? I CAN have abundance in my life. I am worthy.” Now is the time to turn 2020’s negativity on its head and your Pyrite crystal can help overcome the ever-present intellectual fatigue and the tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating blood flow to the brain. This in turn increases mental clarity, focus and recall. And it’s a hell of a lot better for body and soul than slamming vodka Red Bulls.
Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. It emanates more positivity and joy than a box full of puppies. Known in crystal work as the “Success Stone”, it’s time to open yourself to letting this fiery stone’s golden energy lift you up.
Citrine is the perfect stone to combat negative energy of any kind, by breaking it up and dissipating it and we’ve never needed the positivity of Citrine as much as we do rn. Add a piece of Citrine to the bedroom to bring light and abundance into your intimate space, or to a child’s bedroom to bring a sense of security and golden light force. Or place Citrine in your office or workspace to promote a sense of peace and confidence that could rival Kanye on his best day.
Say “Cheers” to a new year of growth, purpose and flow with happy Citrine by your side.
Clear Quartz is a true powerhouse stone. 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. Readying us for a more enlightened point of view in the new year. 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.
And it turns out that programming your Quartz is way f*cking easier than trying to program your Smart TV to record on iView. To program the Quartz with your new year’s intentions, hold it in the palm of your hand and focus on what you want to achieve. The crystal’s memory will download your intentions and help to manifest those goals through its ability to amplify in the same way it does in tech devices (or in this case, in a much easier way than it does in your supposedly Smart TV).
Maybe the most important rock in your arsenal this December 31st, for moving forward from emotional trauma – look to Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline works like a super absorbent sponge, soaking up all the negative energy that surrounds it. Black Tourmaline has been used for centuries to protect from evil spirits. It deflects and transforms not only negative energy, but harmful thoughts and memories of entire shitty years too!
Wear Black Tourmaline jewellery or carry it with you so you don't pick up on other people’s toxic energy. It's one thing to be compassionate and caring but it's the danger zone for your soul when you take on someone else's drama – especially in times like these.