During the season of Samhain, we are often asked to confront shadow parts of ourselves. My Sacred Spine Team Member and Reiki Practitioner, Archana Edmond, gives us insight on a selection of crystals and stones that will offer healing protection and aid in the release of these shadow parts of ourselves that we must let go of in preparation for the Winter Solstice.
Primarily associated with communication, this beautiful looking crystal is also connected to past lives. Samhain is an excellent time to connect with both our ancestors and our past lives. It is an outstanding calming stone for those who have overactive minds. It promotes patience and helps you stay on the path you have set out towards reach your goals. It is a true crown chakra gem that encourages self-awareness and inspires a more peaceful mind and positive outlook on life. Howlite works well to awaken your spiritual side and help alleviate muscular tension, relieving the associated pain.
You may place a Howlite crystal on your night stand for a good night sleep. It can also be used during meditation for relaxation.
Labradorite is an excellent stone for working with at during the Full Moon or Samhain. Labradorite is associated with divination and intuition, which is especially powerful at Samhain. Unlike other crystals that help in grounding, Labradorite aids in bridging the gap between the heavens and physical realm. It is a great crystal for intention-setting and manifesting because it unleashes your full potential.
It is a great crystal to wear or place at your work area desk.
This magnetic crystal provides focus, courage and grounding energies. It is a great crystal to have for balance between the mind body and soul. It helps dissolve negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity from others. Hematite is strong crystal that boosts self-esteem, enhancing willpower and reliability, and confidence.
Hematite can be placed near the front door to protect against negativity. You may also use Hematite during mediation for grounded purposes.
This crystal is actually a volcanic glass. Obsidian is associated with grounding and also absorbing negativity. It aids in cleansing psychic smog, making it a strong psychic protection stone. It is a perfect stone for self-reflection and identifying/releasing negative energies.
A great stone to wear and that works the best with the Root chakra.
This dark and mysterious form of Quartz is associated with the elimination of pain and nightmares, communication mediums which are especially powerful at Samhain. Smoky Quartz can also help with grounding and meditation. It is an amazing crystal that disperses fear and lifts depression & negativity. It also helps to bring emotional calm, relieving stress and anxiety.
Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone to place on the solar plexus chakra.
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