As we move through different stages of our lives, different healing crystals will call out and speak to us. Depending on what’s going on in the world at large or in your own life, a specific shape or colour may draw you in and capture your attention.
Lately, we’ve been incredibly drawn to raw crystals and finding their energy to be particularly well-suited to these “unprecedented times”, and we think you’ll love them, too.
Here are some of our favourite natural, raw crystals right now:
Rough Amethyst for peace and relaxation
The February birthstone’s healing properties are plentiful. Its purifying energy is linked to cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and releasing addictive behaviours. It’s also helpful in making a clear connection between planes, making it excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. Amethyst is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience and clairvoyance and communication with angels.
Rough Black Tourmaline for energetic protection and absorbing negative energy
Black Tourmaline has been used for centuries to protect from evil spirits. It deflects and transforms not only negative energy, but harmful thoughts and shitty people too! It is often used as an aura cleanser and can help you attain higher levels of awareness.
Black Tourmaline works like a super absorbent sponge, soaking up all the negative energy that surrounds it. 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.
Rough Sodalite to see past the bullshit
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.
Rough Orange Calcite for energetic healing
Like the sun, this bright ray of light in crystal form, has the power to energise and restore, it magnetises energy around your centre and draws high vibrations toward it. Typically found Mexico, Orange Calcite will get that blood flowing in the right direction faster than a Tulum Yoga retreat with a side of smoky margarita.
This golden hued crystal is also particularly helpful mentally. It helps heal sorrow, grief and trauma from current and past life problems from battery or sexual abuse and releases negative karmic behaviours and negative karmic patterns.
Rough Rose Quartz to let the love shine in
Rose Quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries and remains the stone of the hopeless romantic (for good reason – crystals with aphrodisiac properties are great for igniting passion between lovers), but it’s not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. The Rose Quartz stone’s meaning is one of unconditional love in any form. Whether that be self-love, family, platonic or romantic love, the way Rose Quartz facilitates love is through its ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level.
Helping you to forgive and understand, Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the element of water, its healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out those toxic energies and emotions that threaten to weigh you down.