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.
Amethyst has strong energy and this can be easily felt. Amethyst purifies and transmutes all forms of negativity. It provides protection and balance during transition periods. It carries both healing and enhancing properties. It gives a spiritual perspective on life's circumstances. Associated with heart chakra, amethyst can ease a betrayed heart and heal the sense of loss of life and innocence. It increases wisdom and helps you act and think at your highest level.
Ammonite is believed by feng shui experts to be associated to the scales of Qilin, the Chinese mythical beast, because the patterns and colours on it are the same as scales of Qilin. Therefore the stone brings wisdom, riches and illustrious sons. The 7 colours of the stone also signify the 7 chakras of human body. In recent years, experts of feng shui had discovered the 70 million years old ammonite that is believed to be a powerful wealth stone.
Aventurine brings education luck, abundance and prosperity. It is also a suitable energizer to nurture self-potential in studies, sales, doing business and career advancement. It promotes inner growth, self-initiative and personal development. Good when taking examinations.
Put 9 tumbled carnelian crystals in a bowl and placed it in the Northeast corner of your home. This will help you to approach new situations with an ‘open mind’. To help your child or yourself studying, hold a carnelian crystal or a citrine in your hand or place it on the Northeast sector of your desk. When placed by the front door will invoke protection and invite abundance into the home.
A large piece of celestite in a room will heighten vibrations benefitting health and well-being.
Citrine is the wealth stone for feng shui pratitioners. Due to the high demand, it became expensive. After displaying or wearing the citrine, many people claim to receive windfall, upsurge in finance and improved income. Citrine helps heal self-esteem issues and encourages a bright outlook and happiness. On health side, it is said to improve stress-related digestive problems.
Place a large piece of citrine in the Southeast corner of the home. You can place them on a cash box or carry the crystal in your purse or wallet. Since citrine has the ability to bring wealth to its owner, it is also known as the Merchant’s stone.
Placing clear quarts in the Career area of the home can aid intuition as well as to encourage the making of the right career decisions. A clear quartz pyramid placed in the South will boost up your recognition and fame, it also improves your promotion prospects and reputation.
Placing Fluorite on a computer can help protect you from harmful emissions.
Black tourmaline and hematite provide strong protective energies. Hematite possesses magnetic effect. This stone is used to enhance logic thinking, rational thinking, mathematic ability and depth of technical knowledge.
Tumbled hematite is often used for its grounding and centering energy as well as for the protective qualities. If your child get overexcited easily and has trouble concentrating or focusing, several pieces of hematite can be placed in his or her room to help with a grounding quality of energy. To benefit from its protective qualities, you can place several tumbled hematites either inside or outside your front door. For example, if there are big pots with plants on both sides of your main door, place the hematites at the base of the plant pot or on top of the soil.
Jade is used to reduce negativity and improve love, courage, wisdom, chastity and justice. It also promotes balance, harmony and tranquility. These stones are exellent for recovery after an unpleasant experience such as minor surgery, funerals, loss of job or divorce. Jade provides peacefulness and endurance when worn. On the medical side, jade strengthens the heart, immune system and the kidneys. It helps to purify blood and encourages a long life.
Placing a jade item in the East is said to bestow long life, wealth, health, generosity and wordly wisdom.
Lapis lazuli intensifies psychic power among the intuitive. It stimulates mental strength and intellectual precision.
Moonstone placed in the Children area of the home is believed to enhance fertility. Women like this stone because it can rejuvenate the hair and skin and reducing water retention. The stone also provides protection for travellers.
Feng shui practitioners use rose quartz crystal to heal a broken heart as well as to improve love and romance. It emanates specific frequencies that promote heart healing.
Placing a large piece of selenite in the house will promote a peaceful atmosphere.
Smoky quartz clears and transmutes negative emotions. It stabilizes mood swings and grounds all negative energies. This crystal helps to clarify thought and remove bad dreams. Smoky Quartz also counters burnout, vengeful thoughts and fear of failure, as well as the tendency to over-eat, drink or smoke as a reaction to stress.
Sodalite helps alleviate insomnia caused by overactive mental chatter. The crystal provides mental focus, dispels irrelevant thoughts and maintains logical reasoning with regard to emotional situations. Sodalite also promotes trust and enhances companionship. Its blue color represents the water element.
A beautiful blue turquoise crystal in the Northwest area of the home encourages mentors and universal support.
Where to Place Feng Shui Crystals
Here are some crystals which can help with studying or taking exams. Keep them on your desk, by your computer or wear them in a pendant or bracelet. We can help make simple pendant wraps or bracelets if there is a stone you would like to work with or we have pendant and keyring cages at the shop. If you would like a pdf version of this list, contact us and we'll sent one to you!
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