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May 30

Artist Date: Crystal Journal

Artist Date: Crystal Journal

To go along with my rock tumbling artist date, this week I created a crystal journal. The reason I originally purchased all these rocks wasn’t just because they were pretty. I was interested in their healing properties. However, I soon discovered that I had a hard time remembering which stones were best for what.

With that in mind, I created my crystal journal. I made a page for each stone. First, I found a picture for reference. Then, I looked up its effects and wrote them down in a bulleted list. Finally, I wrote down which chakras each crystal affected.

Some of my favorite stones are:

Amethys

Amethys

Amethyst. This is my birthstone, and boy does it pack a punch when it comes to healing! It affects the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It inspires tranquility, calms rage, anger, fear and anxiety, and dissolves negativity. It balances mood swings. It activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition, and enhances psychic abilities. So watch yourself when you’re around me and I’m wearing amethyst — I might be able to read your mind.

Tree Agate

Tree Agate

Tree agate. It affects the Heart and Crown chakras. This stone helps strengthen your connection to earth and nature. It creates inner peace and calms the nerves. It improves your relationships with children. It clears energetic pathways. It is also said to boost the immune system and help with mental clarity.

Dalmation Jasper

Dalmation Jasper

Dalmation jasper. It affects the Foot, Base or Root, and Solar Plexus chakras. This one brings a sense of fun and awakens child-like joy and playfulness in you. It increases loyalty in relationships. It helps you release old patterns that no longer serve you. It also helps the immune system.

Unakite

Unakite

Unakite. It affects the Base or Root and Heart chakras. I love this one because it brings up emotional issues gently and helps you to heal those issues. Facilitates rebirthing, gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual and psychological growth. The key word here is gently. It also supports convalescence and recovery from major illness. Because guess who has a major illness? That’s right, this girl.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli. It affects the Throat and Third Eye chakras. This one encourages creativity and helps with self-expression. It encourages self-awareness and reveals inner truth. It assists in confronting and speaking one’s truth. I’m working on that! It bonds relationships and aids in expressing feelings and emotions. It also helps boost the immune system.

Fun factor: Pretty! And now, useful. 🙂

If you’d like to learn more about crystals and their healing properties, visit Charms of Light.

So tell me, do any of the stones speak to you?

Share your thoughts.

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