P - T Crystal Meanings
“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.
In the workplace, Pyrite encourages leadership qualities and is an ally for managers and those working toward promotion. The Pyrite crystal’s name comes from the Greek for fire. This fiery stone manifests the protective and assertive male energy in both men and women and imparts an immediate increase in vitality.
Pyrite inspires creativity especially in those disciplines that recognise the inherent perfection and harmonious symmetry of nature and the universe. It stirs the qualities of ambition, commitment and perseverance, and is an ideal stone for students. A Pyrite crystal can help overcome the ever-present intellectual fatigue due to overwork 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 Red Bulls.
Pyrite is also a powerful protective stone and is ideal to wear or carry as an amulet, Pyrite guards against on-going control, criticism and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, lending the power to resist without becoming angry or emotional, thus changing the balance of power.
Red Calcite is a vital stone that increases energy and your willingness to experience life.
Think of it as the Red Bull of the crystal world. A Red Calcite crystal will give you the wings to achieve, while its grounding properties protect your energetic and emotional boundaries, alleviating “spaciness” (aka that feeling you get when you sink four Red Bulls and a couple of No Doz and think it’s a f**king great idea to party all night when you have a job interview at 7am).
Red Calcite is also an excellent stone for women, as it is believed to assist with balancing hormones and absorbing minerals. This appropriately blood red stone is a pill busting No Doz/Multivitamin combo without the side effects.
When it comes to heartache, it’s all about balancing emotions. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, whether it’s floating in the Cloud 9 haze of new love, crying on the floor of Heartbreak Hotel or anywhere in between, the fiery, yet comforting pretty-in-pink Rhodochrosite crystal brings the most powerful medicine of all – unconditional Burning Love.
Rhodochrosite’s loving vibrations calm the heart and encourage stability when tensions are high. With Rhodochrosite included in your healing crystal first aid kit, witness an amazing healing transformation in your relationships when jealousy and anger evolve into forgiveness and loving acceptance.
On a cellular level, the Rhodochrosite stone calms and rebalances the nervous system, which promotes feelings of deep relaxation, a welcome prescription for managing stress and intense emotions. If you're caught in a negative thought pattern, combine the cleansing affects of water by taking a bath with the Rhodochrosite stone. While your body soaks in its healing vibrations, meditate on releasing toxic emotions and get ready to experience a subtle yet powerful transformation that sets the stage for newfound creative expression and self-confidence.
Looking to inject a little more romance into your boudoir and worried your partner won’t appreciate that life size portrait of Idris Elba/Emilia Clarke (whoever floats your boat) on the ceiling? Sweet Rose Quartz is your ally.
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.
Be warned – if you’re planning on placing one in the bedroom for purely recreational purposes, Rose Quartz is also associated with the promotion of fertility.
If you’re living your best life, your days will be filled with many and varied loves. Rose Quartz will enable you to face every day with an open heart and stoke a fierce burning passion to take on the world and everything in it.
P.S. Keep Rose Quartz out of the sun, so as to not lose its pretty pink shade.
Cleansing White Selenite, Satin Spar, Maria Glass, Desert Rose… whatever you call it, Selenite is an essential weapon in any metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenal.
Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can cleanse your space of ugly vibes left behind after a nasty breakup, a death in the home, or even just bad juju left behind by shitty housemates who refused to help do the dishes. A Selenite crystal can also be used to cleanse the energy of your other stones. If you have a large selenite block you can lay your other stones on top of the block overnight to recharge like an Ikea wireless phone charger.
Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. It can enhance mental flexibility as well as enabling stronger decision-making. Who hasn’t wished for stronger decision making abilities when spending their entire night trying to decide which movie to watch on Netflix before going to bed and falling asleep watching the same episode of Gilmore Girls you’ve fallen asleep watching 157 times before?
Though Selenite is named for the Moon, it is also a sweet angel stone. It is used for contacting and communication with angels for guidance and can also be used for finding and working with other spirit guides.
Oh, and it’s damn pretty.
It’s rare, it’s ancient, it may have arrived on a meteorite from outer space and it’s the only known source of natural fullerenes.
WTF are fullerenes? Natural fullerenes are a type of carbon molecule that not only have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals as no other antioxidant can, but their action is stronger and lasts longer.
Shungite and its fullerenes have been used for centuries to cleanse water and infuse baths and spas with a potent healing vibration. The energy embodied within this ancient stone is said to absorb and eliminate anything that is a health hazard to human life.
The Shungite crystal is electric (electro-conductive to be precise)! If you’re working on focussing your mental energy toward a specific goal, hold Shungite in your hands and feel its vibrational energy pulsing through you, acting as a conductor of your own energy, driving it towards your desired outcome.
Only found in the Karelia region of Russia, this 2 billion year old stone works to protect the body by correcting any imbalances or energy shifts, thus allowing your entire system to be balanced and grounded. Power up.
When darkness strikes, protective Smokey Quartz can soak up that negativity like a super absorbent Chux Super Wipe before it takes root in your psyche. If you regularly struggle with depression, anxiety or jealousy, wearing a piece of Smokey Quartz can be a powerful way to stop those toxic energies from overwhelming you.
Combining the attributes of both transparent stones and black stones, Smokey Quartz links us to the highest realms of being and amplifies the truth of everything around it. If Smokey Quartz has found its way into your life, it could be a sign that it's time to open your heart and let in the light and positivity. The truth can set you free and Smoky Quartz is your annoying GPS lady leading the way.
Because of its killer cleansing and detoxing effects, this master healer is often used to amplify the energy of any stones surrounding it, which creates a synergy of soothing vibes, the spiritual Band-Aid to your painful emotional wounds. Looking for a quick midday pick-me-up? Hold a Smokey Quartz crystal in each hand and feel the calming waves of its healing and balancing properties infusing your mind and body with its powerful spiritual nutrition. Who needs a kale smoothie when you’ve got Smokey Quartz?
Cheaper than therapy and a sustainable alternative to antidepressants, Smokey Quartz is a grounding stone known for its ability to help you move on from painful memories. When you meditate with this stone, it guides you to a higher state of being, a place where you can let go of the past leaving you better, not bitter.
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.
The Sodalite crystal is a salty combination of manganese and calcium, a mystical synergy of minerals that can be beneficial for the glands, diabetes, the digestive system, lymphatic cancer, relieving insomnia and decreasing calcium deficiency. And put away the Codral, Sodalite is also used in crystal healing for quicker relief of head colds.
Because of its ability to disperse electromagnetic pollution, Sodalite can also benefit your environment. Place a stone in your office or workspace and witness Sodalite instantly improve the Feng Shui of the space with its cleansing and purifying effects on tech smog.
With an aesthetic as bold and powerful as its healing properties, the Tiger’s Eye crystal helps balance toxic emotions by keeping the mind uber focussed on your true desires. Tiger's Eye is protective while keeping you thoroughly grounded. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence and practicality and can help you see clearly and without illusion through the jungle of your emotions.
A Tiger’s Eye crystal can give you the strength to stop dreaming and the courage to start living. With the Tiger's Eye crystal as a (literal) touchstone, it’s time to harness the strength of a Bengal tiger and take on the world with a mighty roar.
"Sky is the limit...
... and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want."
-- Notorious B.I.G.
The best of both worlds, Tourmaline Quartz is a variety of Clear Quartz crystal with naturally occurring needle-like inclusions of Black Tourmaline.
This beautiful and unusual crystal combines the negativity busting power of Black Tourmaline with the universal clarity of Quartz to wash away those heavy, brooding thoughts and restore harmony and tranquillity to establish your perfect light.
Feeling the need for a cleanse? Add a Tourmaline Quartz crystal to your mindfulness practice (alongside the kale smoothies, yoga and colon hydrotherapy, obv) to provide the clarity and focus to stay on an enlightened path.
An effective grounding stone, the Tourmaline Quartz crystal will eliminate already manifested patterns, which are, or have been, destructive in your life and release tensions. In doing this, your Tourmaline Quartz can take you all the way back to the beginning, restoring you to factory settings, balancing yin/yang energies, harmonising disparate and opposite polarities and turning negative thoughts and energies to positive ones.
Whatever (or whoever) it is that you need scrubbed from your psyche, Tourmaline Crystal can shine a light on those negative forces so you can get busy washing them right out of your hair. It’s time to leave all that negativity behind and live your best life. Later bitches.