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3 Crystals for the New Year

Lauren Malmquist

After spending the holidays focusing on others, many people take this time to focus on themselves, personal growth, and committing to their goals.  Chances are you are perfect how you are (my saying this year is "New Year, Same Me,") but wearing crystals is a fun way to aid in your growth.  I picked three stones that I think carry the perfect energies into your New Year, whether you have solid goals, intentions, or just would like to continue being who you were in 2017.

1. Citrine 

I personally love Citrine. It is a refreshing yellow color, AND it does not need to be cleansed, because it does not hold on to negative energy. Since it's very low maintenance, it's good as a simple piece of jewelry that you would wear daily. This stone is perfect for creativity and confidence, and according to Crystal Vaults, "It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good." So, if you would like to grow financially or professionally this year. I recommend Citrine.

 

2. Rose Quartz

First of all, as I always tell my customers, rose quartz is basically a neutral, because it literally goes with everything. So, if there was a crystal that you wanted to just wear as earrings, and never take them out, rose quartz is great for that. You'll never clash. As far as for the new year, while I didn't make goals for the year, except to be who I was last year, one thing that made 2017 so great was my decision to bring more joy and love into what I do.  Rose Quartz is nicknamed the "Stone of Love" so there you have it.  According to Crystal Vault "It carries the soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort." So whether you need to have love and compassion for yourself as you work towards fitness goals, if you need to bring love to that new business you're starting this year, or if you want to bring more love to your interactions with others on a daily basis.  Rose Quartz is where it's at.

3. Amethyst

Amethyst is a special stone.  It enhances your crown chakra, and connects you with the divine, or your intuition (really it depends on your beliefs.)  I chose this stone, because at this time of year it's important to quiet your mind, connect with your inner self, and decide what will really make you happy this year.  While advertisements and social media are telling you that it's time for a new you, or to punish yourself for enjoying some treats over the holidays, you might decide that that's not necessary. That being the case, if you decide it's time to quit a habit, amethyst is believed to assist in curbing bad habits.  Crystal Vaults says, "It is a stone dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits, and is an excellent aid to quitting smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as unhealthy physical passion." (I'm not telling you to use amethyst to aid you in quitting sugar, because I will not be a part of this sugar is as addictive as cocaine nonsense.) Anyways, if you're connecting with your inner self or dropping some habits that no longer serve you, amethyst is my recommendation. 

What do you do for the new year? Is it just another page of a calendar for you, or do you like to set goals for the year?

Disclaimer: I am by no means a qualified crystal therapist,and I have no business giving crystal recommendations.  Please take my recommendations with a grain of salt, and see a certified crystal therapist if you would like learn about crystal healing on a more serious level. ALSO, I am not recommending amethyst to treat serious addictions. While it may be a great aid to professional help, it is NOT an alternative. 

 



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