When you’re stressed out and overflowing with anxiety, your body and its natural defences get absolutely hammered. Weakened defences lead to sickness, which leads to more stress, which leads to further unhealthy behaviours. It’s a vicious cycle.
The only way to really begin healing, is for your stress levels to be dramatically reduced or eliminated.
Life? Is stressful. Crystals? Are magical, mystical and oh-so-soothing. And have been used throughout history for their purported healing abilities and wellness properties.
And in our modern-day, ever busy, pandemic shadowed lives, taking time out for stress relief is non-negotiable.
Here are 5 of our favourite crystals for busting stress…
The soothing, feminine energy of amethyst is incredibly powerful and very easy to connect with. Its purifying energy is linked to cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and releasing addictive behaviours.
Associated with the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst’s gentle energy can infuse your head space with peaceful and relaxing energy, working to clear away chaotic or anxiety ridden thoughts. With its deep purple hue and attractive geode formation, Amethyst has an instantly calming effect, serving as a reminder to look at the bigger picture and get in touch with our higher selves rather than allowing ourselves to be caught up in stressful day-to-day details.
Made from naturally occurring and highly anxiety-reducing lithium, Lepidolite is a stone of transformation. It helps us get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best and it engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism.
Lepidolite’s high lithium content is no coincidence and no prescription required. In these oh-so-stressful times of political unrest, gig economies and keeping up with Kardashians, keep this gentle healing stone on hand to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity during times of stress and chaos.
Lepidolite ‘s gentleness and balanced energy can decrease stress, anxiety, depression, mania, despondency, PTSD and other traumas, panic attacks and addictions.
When you’ve procrastinated away most of the day “organising” your workspace or “filing” your emails, and still can’t bring yourself to start that project that’s due tomorrow morning, it might be time to reach for the Honey Calcite.
This amber coloured crystal gently amplifies energy and determination and promotes the faith and determination to break out of old patterns.
If you’re seeking depth in a world of insta-friends, fear of commitment and compulsive FOMO, let goddess Moonstone take you back into your own natural rhythm. Because of its connection to the moon, this is a crystal that rules at soothing pain and emotions during that time of the month as well as unlocking the goddess within, making it the best stone for balancing hormones and offering support during periods of major hormonal change, such as childbirth, puberty or menopause.
Moonstone can help calm responses and stress and avoid overreaction. It brings hope and enhances sensitivity, intuition and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to your life, especially when working in tandem with its namesake.
Blue Lace Agate
Use a Blue Lace Agate Crystal to shift your response to stressful situations so you too can remain calm, cool and collected.
Associated with the throat chakra, Blue Lace Agate is great for helping with clear, gentle communication, allowing those of us who struggle to speak our minds to do so diplomatically and with kindness. BLA brings calm, tranquility and a lessening of anger (even deeper anger issues) and a calming of nervousness. It is considered a happiness stone, as well as one of hope.