I’ve gone through many phases in my life. The jeans hem dragging on the ground phase, the going out top phase, the fitness phase, the crockpot phase, and who can forget the dark lip phase? Currently, I’m deep in my crystal girlie phase, which I think will eventually bring about the re-emergence of my dark lip phase, but I digress.
Over the past year or so, I’ve done what so many people who are secure, happy, grounded, and successful do; I got into crystals. And because I’ve been so open with my crystal journey, people ask a lot of questions. Questions like “Do you really like BELIEVE in crystals?”, and the answer is, kinda! But before I get into what I do and don’t believe, let me say that there are things in this world we can never begin to explain or understand and a lot of people believe in crazier stuff, ah-hem, Tom Cruise.
Now I do not think you should put a piece of rose quartz on your chest and call it a day if you have clogged arteries. You should go to the doctor. BUT, if in addition to going to a doctor you want to meditate with some rose quartz, I say have at. I don’t think crystals are some sort of mystical end-all-be-all for our problems. If they were, I’d have Oprah’s money, JLo’s body, and Sabrina Elba’s man (Idris). For me, crystals are at least, a very real, physical reminder of what I want and how I want to feel…and if they have a little extra magic juice, all the better.
Ok, now that we’ve gotten my belief system out of the way, let’s get to the nitty-gritty and talk about my favorite crystals…
Am I just pandering to our eventual Orca overlords? Possibly! But I also just really, really love orca agate. Orca agate is a beautiful mix of blues and greys with white spots, similar to the look of an orca whale, hence the name. Orca agate can aid in the healing of deep emotional wounds, so it’s known as the forgiveness stone. The fact that this is my favorite is quite ironic because I am a petty B who hates to forgive. I can’t explain it, but there is something so calming about my orca agate; if I know I’m going to be extra stressed and anxious, I’ll bring it with me.
Bumble Bee Jasper
For starters, bumble bee jasper is cute as hell, and just looking at it makes me happy. For finishers, I’m a card-carrying member of the Bey Hive and I am contractually obligated to love all things bee-ish. Ok, bumble bee jasper’s metaphysical (fancy way of saying “woo woo”) properties; it’s said to help raise our self-esteem and ease the stress and worry associated with others’ opinions of us…turns out I didn’t need therapy, I just needed bumble bee jasper. Bumble bee jasper is also known as the manifestation stone and can help with willpower and the drive to create. With bumble bee jasper and The Secret, I am unstoppable (she said as she brushed pretzel crumbs off her chest and started her fourth rewatch of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2).
Ok, before anyone starts, YES, blue goldstone is manmade…and I do not care because it’s so sparkly. Blue goldstone is a deflector of unwanted energy. It not only protects you from unwanted energy, it also sends that bad juju right back at the source. A metaphysical Uno Reverse, if you will. Because of this, it’s said to be a great stone for empaths. Also, if you are an empath, stop telling people. We literally do not care.
No offense to Carnelian in its other forms, but tower form and only tower is on my faves list. In my humble opinion, carnelian just looks so much cooler as a tower, and it’s the perfect shape for pretending it’s a magic wand. Carnelian is all about big bold energy. It’s said to boost vitality and creativity and can even make you a little randy, ME-OW.
Is it a little crystal basic bitch of me to have amethyst on my favorite crystals list? Sure, but as I previously said on the currently hibernating podcast Caught Up, I’m basic and I don’t care who knows it. Amethyst is my birthstone and purple is my lifelong favorite color so there’s no way in H-E-double-hockey-sticks I’m not putting it on my list. Also, some consider amethyst the GOAT of the crystal world. Amethyst is thought to help expand the higher mind, providing a connection to the Divine, improve intuition, elevate spiritual energy, and quiets the mind to aid in meditation and sleep. This probably explains why I’m so enlightened.
I could go on and on and on. I could tell you my favorite stones and crystals for travel, for sleep, to give as gifts, etc. But I’ll show some self-control…unless of course, you’d like to learn more because I am nothing if not a humble servant.