6 Powerful Crystals for Protection

Some crystals are useful for meditation and enlightenment while others are used for their powerful negative energy shielding abilities. Whether you wear them or keep them around the home or office, these crystals can be helpful in your life.

Most of the  crystal that I list are dark in color. Black stones are considered to more powerful and  “soak up” or deflect negative energy. Most of these crystals associate with the root chakra, which is connected to the earth.

SMOKEY QUARTZ

Smokey quartz is a powerful protective stone that clears and cleanses negative energy. It has the ability to absorb an enormous amount of negativity and protection from many types of negativity, This stone is  beneficial for spiritual workers since it provides psychic protection.

Smokey quartz relieves stress, anxiety, and brings emotional calmness. It also relives fear, lifts negativity and depression.

BLACK OBSIDIAN

Black obsidian is a very powerful protective stone. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It releases imbalance and negative energies. It is a another powerful crystal that will shield you against negativity.

It clears the mind, clears confusion and draws out mental stress and tension.

BLACK TOURMALINE

Black tourmaline is the best stone to use to send negative energy back to where it came from. Black Tourmaline is also considered to be one of the most powerful protectors in the crystal world.

This stone changes negative energy to positive energy. It will help you let go of negativity of any kind such as feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, anger or depression. It encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness. To enjoy all these benefits, wear a piece of Black tourmaline on you. Or keep this stone in your room or office.

HEMATITE

Hematite stones are known to create a protective environment around the body. Hematite can block out distractions and other focus disruptors by  reflecting  negative energies, thoughts, and feelings back to their source.  Irrational fears, worries about survival, and feelings of unsafe can be eased by this powerful stone.

Simply wear these gems on the body, use them during meditation, or keep them in busy areas of the home for overall peace and protection.

BLACK ONYX

Another dark crystal that is known to protect its owner from harmful spirits and  psychic attacks, by acting as a shield of sorts. Black Onyx resonates with the root, solar plexus, and third eye chakras; helping to ground energy, increase confidence, and enhance intuition.

This stone can ease environmental stresses and prevent the body from being drained of personal energy.

AMETHYST

Amethyst is the stone of higher consciousness.  It is a powerful protective stone that guards the wearer against psychic attack. It can also helps develop your psychic abilities.

Amethyst also helps relieve tension, stress, psychological pain and eases headache. It also alleviates grief and sadness, and dispels fear, anger and anxiety.

Cleaning your Essential Oil Diffuser

Anyone one who has an essential oil diffuser knows they should clean the diffuser at lest monthly. No? That’s okay because I didn’t either, it wasnt untill one day I went to add oils into the one in our bedroom and notice it was very dirty inside and thought, hmm I should clean this. But I didn’t know how to. So I did some research (meaning Pinterest and google) and found a very easy way to clean my diffusers.

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In order to keep you diffuser to run well you should wipe it out after each use and letting it air dry. You can run some lemon oil in your diffuser for a bit and it will make wiping out the inside much easier. Some diffusers don’t use water and you can still clean it by rinsing the nozzle and wiping it clean.

But first before you start cleaning make sure of what kind diffuser you have since there are so many different kinds out there.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to run through.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Wipe down the edges of the reservoir and the ultrasonic mist chip at the bottom.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.

This method of cleaning works well with the diffuser’s that I own. I hope this helps anyone with a diffuser who was unsure how to clean one or didnt know they should!

Working With The Moon

Just like the Moon affects the ocean’s tides, the Moon’s waxing and waning also affects our lives. Working with the phases of the Moon is a simple and practical, and to add to  your everyday life.

Not only do I read tarot but I also work with the moon phases. This is something that I have been doing for a couple of months now and I enjoy adding it to my life along with tarot. I have found this to be helpful with setting goals and staying on track with self-care. Some books that I recommend reading about the moon phases and working with the moon are Lunur Abundance and Moonology.

 

NEW MOON | FRESH START

The new moon represents the menstrual cycle. Think of the new moon as a fresh start, and a time when you can regain your strength to begin again. The themes surrounding the new moon are new beginnings, fresh starts, and clean slates.

Setting a clear intentions during a New Moon is the time to do it. You can use this time for a clean slate. Recharging under the energy of this new moon and mentally throw all unwanted thoughts away.

To do this, it’s best to unplug and give yourself  alone time. As the moon turns dark, turn away from the draining energy of others. Don’t feel bad for canceling plans or not wanting to call, text, or be around anyone. Time to yourself is a good way to make the most of the new moon.

 

WAXING MOON |  ACTION

Because the first quarter moon occurs a week after the new moon, we normally  feel some sort of obstacles. If you set intentions during the new moon, expect to experienced challenges towards your goals.  The themes surrounding this moon are challenges, decisions, and action.

Do not lose your head when things come out of nowhere. Flexibility is the best way to handle this moon phase. Keep the intentions you set during the new moon in your mind

The best way to start acting on them is to keep a to-do list and a journal. There should be a physical representation of you writing and acting out your intentions. Write yourself a daily to-do list and cross off things as you complete them.

 

FULL MOON | HARVEST

The first full moon in September, is when farmers traditionally harvest their crops. This is the time you should be reaping the benefits of the intentions you had set during the new moon.

During this moon phase this is a powerful time to visualize your intentions by using the energy of the Full Moon.

You will see these benefits in the form of new opportunities or even as results from the hard work done the previous week. Make sure you’re prepared and open to receiving these.

 

WANING MOON | LETTING GO

The themes surrounding this moon are release, letting go, and forgiveness. As the moon decreases in size, you should to be ready to let go of stuff, all grudges and anger. Purging  yourself to be able to receive the new intentions you will set again during the next new moon.

A great practice during this moon is a cleanse. Clean out your home, your closet, your relationships, your computer and old habits. Look at anything that’s no longer has a purpose to you and get rid of it. Pay close  attention to the unnecessary emotional and physical clutter that you my have during past cycle and rid yourself of it.

Me personally I do a monthly purge and get rid of things I held on to for a some reason in the past. Afterwards it feels great to let all of that go.

I hope you enjoyed reading this!