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Pockets. Purses. Change trays. Plates. Table tops. In my bed. Under my bed. Next to my bed.
Crystals have become quite an amazing part of my life. At any given time, I have at least 3 within arms reach. Honestly, after typing all that out I can see why some of my friends think I may have a slight problem 😂
In my varied travels, I’ve come across some really cool and unique crystals. Some really wanted to come home with me but couldn’t (*cough*cough* $9,000 lepidolite obelisk *cough*cough* yeah. it was ON SALE 😶); some really didn’t want to come home with me (have you ever been shocked by a crystal?); and some, while they felt good, just weren’t calling to me.
Here are a few random crystals I’ve picked up on my adventures across the globe. You may have heard of some of them. Some of you may have them in your arsenal of awesomeness. These specific stones have become some of my favorites and I can’t imagine my collection without them.
12 Crystals You Never Knew You Needed:
Iolite- Considered one of the best stones for psychic awareness. Also excellent at helping one grow spiritually. Considered a strong “Shaman” stone and can stimulate visions. It is said to help build relationships of all kinds. Iolite is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety.
Jet- Used to draw out negative energies. Provides protection during spiritual journeying. Used to balance mood swings and helps with depression. Is said to help with migraines. Helps release stored pain and locked up feelings. Jet can help align the root chakra and stimulate kundalini awakening.
Pink Opal- A gentle and nurturing stone, pink opal brings out hope, encouragement, and love. Pink Opal is powerful stone for healing the emotions, especially those connected with subconsciously held pain. It also aids in emotional balance and for healing matters of the heart. It clears and calms the heart and fills your aura with tranquility and peaceful energy. It is excellent for children who have difficulty sleeping or tend to have nightmares. In addition to healing matters of the heart, the pink opal encourages the release of fear, worry or anxiety. It helps to dissipate stress, allowing you to be more centered and calm.
Lepidolite- For me, this is the ultimate stone for anxiety. One of my girls wears it around her neck daily. I’ve gifted it to so many friends. Its a must have for everyone (in my humble opinion). Lepidolite assists in the release and reorganization of old behavioral and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression; it also dissipates negativity. Lepidolite aids in overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependency, supporting in the release of addictions and complaints of all kinds, including anorexia. It encourages independence and self love and trust. Lepidolite combines its power of objectivity with direction and unimpeded communication, focusing on what is important and making it an excellent stone for business pursuits. Has also been shown to help those with bipolar disorder.
Sulphur- Oh yeah. I totally picked that one up in the store and sniffed it. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t smell. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t spend at least an hour researching why that was after I brought it home. An energizing crystal which helps to remove negative thoughts, emotions and barriers to progress. It can enhance creativity and inspire imagination. It helps those who are prone to angry outbursts release their energy in appropriate ways and discover the root causes behind such feelings. Sulphur allows people to get in touch with the inner self, to discover a higher purpose, while blocking any old repeating behaviors that no longer serve this purpose. Connected strongly to the solar plexus chakra.
Cherry “Tanzberry” Quartz- This stone is one of the newest ones in my arsenal. Its actually chilling with me right now- and I’m totally digging its amazing vibes. It contains lithium and/or lepidolite, which amplifies the stone’s fire and earth energies. It awakens and balances the energy of the sacral and root chakras, increasing confidence, positive thinking, manifestation, and channeling creative energy. A helpful stone for creators. Facilitates emotional healing, positive sexual experiences, and personal power.
Super Seven- Another one of my absolute favorites. Its amazing to meditate with. Super Seven contains elements of seven potent minerals: Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Clear Quartz, Lepidocrocite, Rutile and Smoky Quartz and includes the energetic vibrations of all seven minerals, making this stone very uplifting and powerful. This magical stone offers spiritual power, protection, enhanced intuition, connection to very high vibrations, grounding to the earth, and expansion of awareness on all levels. Super Seven is a rare stone that can enhance and charge spiritual development. It is a natural energizer that never needs to be cleaned. It can also profoundly enhance clairvoyance, telepathy, channeling and general spiritual wisdom.
Charoite- An excellent stone for releasing negative thoughts and bring the knowing that All is well. Charoite is able to help release old patterns, ignite spiritual growth, unravel fears from past lives or this one, and instill emotional stability. It puts life in perspective and encourages habit changes to take place, releasing addictions, compulsions or obsessions. Charoite encourages people to think on their own, creating a pathway for independent thinking. Charoite helps release old negative and toxic patterns not serving you, whether from this life or from past lives. It allows for new perspectives to be seen as it breaks bad habits, overcome addictions, compulsions, or obsessions; helps with self-esteem and and releases one from self-victimizing. Speeds up healing of all kinds.
Pink Tourmaline- Pink Tourmaline is a stone of love, compassion, emotional healing and self love. It helps calm ones emotions in times of distress, and is the perfect stone to carry if you suffer from daily bouts of anxiety. This stone is such a strong healing stone due to it commonly being formed within Quartz masses. Quartz naturally amplifies any stone placed near it, so its (pink tourmaline) regularly recommended to anyone suffering from heavy emotional pain weighing on the heart. For people who have recently gone through a tragedy, heartbreak, loss of a loved one, or simply can't kick that daily depression, Pink Tourmaline is the stone for you. Try meditating with a piece over your heart and allow the crystals healing energies to directly absorb into your heart space. Allow yourself to face whatever it is weighing on you and look for resolution.
Sardonyx- Sardonyx is a combination of Sard, Onyx, Chalcedony, Carnelian.
Helpful with bringing happiness in marriage and “live-in” relationships. A stone of protection and strength, attracts friends and good fortune, encourage self control. Works to lift depression.This stone creates an excellent grounding action through the earth and base chakras, and brings you back to earth after spiritual work.
Petrified Wood- Living where this stuff basically grows out of the ground like weeds, I have to say its probably the most under-valued stone on the list. It is all over my apartment, and is also on my “most frequently gifted” list. Petrified Wood can assist anyone feeling stuck or having difficulty moving forward. It helps create balance, launch new goals or follow a different path. Petrified wood is also a wonderful grounding stone, works to calm scattered energies and bring strength to all areas of life. It is helpful in calming survival based fears. Brings business success. Physically, it is beneficial for the bones, backaches, skin and hair.
Moldivite- This stone will knock you on your ass. It carries such strong vibrations- its absolutely amazing. It is worth noting, however, that it will force you into higher vibrational levels- whether you’re ready or not. So if you’re ready to take things to the next level, this may be the crystal for you. It helps with intense and rapid spiritual transformation, evolution, and healing. Has also been known to help with spirit guide connection, astral projection, enhancing shamanic journeys, and prolonging meditation. Word of the wise- if you feel light headed while working with this crystal, try pairing it with a super grounding stone until you get used to the energy levels.
Jeniffer is an international wedding and boudoir photographer who bounces between Florida and Montana. She’s a firm believer in mandarin oranges on pizza and the power of knowing your soul tribe. When she and her kids aren’t road tripping or adventuring, they’re probably arguing over whether or not it's bedtime or they’re eating pancakes.
A self proclaimed rock hoarder, she enjoys working with #alltherocks and reading tarot. She is currently working on reiki and always looking to up her meditation and yoga game.