Written by Sonia Acone, Healing Crystals.com
Fortunately, the battle over fatigue can be overcome. There are a number of crystals that can assist you and give you that much-needed boost of energy. Generally speaking, when faced with fatigue, choose stones that are associated with the element of Fire. This element is energy personified. You'll notice, also, that stones ruled by fire are often ruled by the Sun or the planet Mars and are almost always red in color. Mars is often known as the planet of warriors. If you want to combat fatigue, you'll need to think like a warrior. That being said, the crystals in this category are Ruby, Garnet, Red Jasper, and Amber. And because fatigue may also bring with it bouts of depression and/or insomnia, Amethyst and Green Aventurine are also on the list.
Ruby is a deep red crystal that is ruled by the element of Fire and the planet Mars. This powerful energizer increases blood flow, enhances stamina, and gives you renewed energy. Use it on the sacral or root chakra. Raw, uncut rubies are much less expensive and are perfect for this type of healing. Recharge rubies using a soft cloth to wipe them down with and placing them on a windowsill at night to be charged by the stars.
Garnet is a burgundy-red stone that is also ruled by Fire and the planet Mars. Placed on the root chakra, it can improve circulation as well and increase that sense of vitality you may be missing. This warming crystal can be worn or carried in a pocket (as with all of these listed crystals) and it can be recharged even on a cloudy night.
Red Jasper is “the warrior stone”. This red stone is, like Ruby and Garnet, also ruled by Fire and Mars. It is indispensable when you need to increase stamina, enhance circulation and give a great boost of energy to the system. It is associated with the root chakra and can be recharged by passing it through a red candle's flame.
Amber, the fossilized remnants of ancient tree resin, is associated with Fire and the Sun. This fiery, golden-orange “stone” recharges your energy levels by stimulating a more positive attitude. If your emotions are running rampant due to emotional overload, place amber on the solar plexus or sacral chakra to even out those emotional stresses. It can be recharged by placing it on a sunny windowsill.
Amethyst is a calming stone for those suffering from fatigue due to emotional overload. This purple crystal is ruled by the element of Air and the planet Jupiter. It's regarded as an excellent healing stone for emotional fatigue, insomnia and headaches. It also balances blood-sugar levels and has been known to recharge other stones. Place it on your brow chakra or under your pillow at night. Of course, it can be worn or carried. Recharge amethyst by placing in moonlight, as this stone should not be put in direct sunlight.
Aventurine, although green, is a wonderful crystal for clearing away negativity, increasing optimism and bringing about a more positive outlook. It's a more gentle energizing stone, but can still encourage a renewed zest for life. It is an Earth stone and is ruled by Mercury. Aventurine is used on the heart chakra to calm panic-attacks and anxiety associated with emotional fatigue. It can be recharged by putting it in amongst the leaves of a plant during the day.
So let's take some of our crystal information and put it to some practical use. You've decided to reduce your daily intake of caffeine; how are you going to get that daily dose of energy to get you going? Grab that delicious Red Jasper! You can wear it as jewelry, carry it in your pocket, or hold it in your hand when you feel your energy draining.
Another area you may need a bit of a pick-me-up is that afternoon burn out. You've had lunch, it's early afternoon and you're about ready for a nap. This type of afternoon slump can be alleviated with your crystals, rather than caffeinated drinks or sugary snacks. Crystals that are going to boost that afternoon slump are Ruby, Amber and yes, Red Jasper. Ruby and Amber are recharging stones, and will jump-start your system. Another one to try is Aventurine, which will add a bit of optimism to the mix.
Let's try a different scenario. What if you're having trouble sleeping? You're so fatigued, you think you could sleep for a week, but your mind won't shut down. Cup of warm milk or Chamomile Tea? Perhaps some calming music and a bit of meditation? Go for it. Rose Quartz and Amethyst will also bring a more restful sleep when placed under your pillow. These are calming stones that will greatly help those with overtaxed minds and bouts of insomnia. Another stone to help you relax is Blue Lace Agate that, when held in your hand, will help your whole body to relax. It will also improve the quality of your sleep, as will the crystal Iolite, which also helps with headaches, eyestrain and mental stress, by calming those overtaxed nerves.
So, whether you're a marathon runner or just running through the minefield of every day, I hope one or more of these crystals will enable you to combat your fatigue and bring you peace and energy.
Botswana Agate: is reputed to stimulate the crown chakra by bringing energy into the auric field. It encourages eternal love and boosts intuitive powers. Botswana Agate can help discover solutions instead of dwelling on problems and helps to explore creativity. It is an excellent stone to aid those wishing to stop smoking as it is excellent for overcoming addictions and self destructive behaviour. It is also great for lifting depression and alleviating stress. Botswana Agate is a stone which aids detoxification and increases fertility, passion, sensuality and sexuality. Botswana Agate can help those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed so that they can let go (release) and heal. Many feel that Botswana Agate has an anti-depressant quality. It can be helpful for those who are struggling to be genuine in their lifestyle, as it promotes an understanding of the need for deeper meaning. Botswana Agate stimulates the exploration of the unknown and furthers ones quest toward the enlightened state. Carry Botswana Agate to promote creative ability in any project or goal. Botswana Agate encourages one to find solutions rather than focusing on negative aspects of daily challenges. Crystal healers like to use Botswana Agate for its soothing and calming qualities. Botswana Agate energizes the auric body and encourages eternal and constant love by bringing in the energies of Universal and Unconditional Love. Botswana Agate is a reminder that we are love and compassion in action. In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue.
Botswana Agate can be used as a positive energy and primary healing stone for smokers who want to quit. All agates including this one, are grounding, stabilizing, centering, harmonizing and soothing. Botswana Agate is a strong healer for any negative energy that affects the eyes, stomach, lymph system, pancreas, skin, blood vessels (no coincidence all these are negatively impacting by smoking!) Emotionally it is so effective for emotional healing in the heart area and it helps remove blocks that prevent the acceptance of love.
Botswana Agate is beneficial to smokers and those wanting to quit smoking. It helps you to look for solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Helps to explore unknown territory and your own creativity. Botswana Agate aids in seeing the bigger picture. Releases repression. It helps the body to assimilate oxygen. Aids depression. It will aid in any quitting smoking program you may already be on. . One must be motivated to quit, and this stone will help reinforce and support that motivation.
Amethyst: The name Amethyst name comes from the Greek word 'amethustos', meaning non-drunk. One of the interesting facts about Amethyst is that the ancient Greeks made cups from the purple stone, as they believed it could prevent you from becoming inebriated. This Amethyst meaning has been found to be true, as healers use it today as it assists you to beat addictions, and this was also believed by the ancient Greeks. If you have addictive habits such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions you may be assisted by wearing Amethyst crystals. It is known as one of the master healers and would be a good choice for anyone with asthma, addictions, headaches, hearing problems, phobias, miscarriage, and menopause or pre-menstrual tension. It promotes restful sleep and is also a good choice for stress and anxiety. It is a potent stone for spiritual healing and growth... and to aid you to beat addictions. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became know as the “stone of sobriety”. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength. The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Overall it is a healer beyond measure for practically everything. Amethyst is particularly well known to treat addictions on all levels and it provides a protective shield around the aura against psychic attack or negativity.
Amethyst crystals emit a strong field of vibrational healing energy... so they are marvelous tools for self healing. If you have addictive habits such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions you may be assisted by using an Amethyst stone. You can combine them with any of the stones ** mentioned above** to help you to beat addictions. Ensure that those crystals that are on you every day, are regularly cleansed.
(thanks to Crystal Healing for Women blogsite for this article)
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