Blessings and Light Reflections
March 5, 2017
My Ongoing Love Affair with Crystals and Stones
This week’s random picks are from the CRYSTAL WISDOM CARDS created by my friend and mentor, Ms. Valencia Chan of Angel Light Books & Gifts in Berkeley, CA. The theme suggested by our crystal picks this week is: “Growth and Transformation lead to Joy.”
Photo from L-R: Green Aventurine, Serpentine, and Citrine. They have a nice rhyming ring to them, don’t they?
1. Green Aventurine is all about growth, green being the color of nature and the natural progression of the universe. Green is also the color for healing, such that green aventurine is also used to promote peace and calm, prevent certain nervous and cardiac ailments, and encourage compassion. This stone is also said to aid in the increase of wealth and prosperity. If green aventurine could talk, it would tell you, “Do not rest on your laurels, but cultivate your gifts by investing in yourself and sharpening your skills.”
Green Aventurine Affirmation: I am always learning, growing, and improving myself, thus increasing my value to society.
2. Serpentine’s key word is transformation. Also known as New Jade, this stone is used at the 4th chakra (heart) to aid in meditation, enhance psychic powers, and direct energy to heal and cleanse the physical body. Much like the snake that sheds its skin upon outgrowing it, serpentine asks, “What needs to be released in your life so that something new can come in?”
Serpentine Affirmation: It is safe to let go. I know that nothing is ever taken away unless something better is coming.
3. Citrine possesses the golden color of the sun that brings joy, cheerfulness, and upliftment. Citrine increases creativity and intuition, increases self-esteem and confidence, and balances the emotions. It reminds you to lighten up, be more lighthearted, and have a sense of humor. Citrine asserts: Do not wait for the ‘right’ circumstances in order to be happy. Rather, choose joy right where you are.”
Citrine Affirmation: I always see the good in any situation and choose to be joyful regardless of the circumstance.
Additional notes from “The Healing Properties of Crystals & Stones” by Ashley Leavy