May Crystals: Grounding, Healing, and Protection
In the month of May, the energies focus on staying grounded within yourself and the Earth’s energies while nurturing your heart and relieving stress. It’s a time for expressing yourself authentically and setting boundaries with others.
Let’s explore the crystals that resonate with these energies!
1. Blue Chalcedony: Stress Relief, Self-Care, Healing & Soothing
Associated with the throat chakra and heart chakra, Blue Chalcedony is a calming crystal that promotes inner peace and self-care. Its gentle, luminous energy helps you commit to time and space for caring for yourself, channeling healing and inner radiance to replace stress and burnt out energy. A powerful anti-inflammatory for both mind and spirit.
HOW TO USE: Whenever you need a moment of peace, hold a polished piece in your hand, and breathe deeply, envisioning yourself surrounded by a nurturing bubble of soothing blue light. Place it under your pillow to banish nightmares and promote restful sleep. Blue Chalcedony is an especially good sleep aid for children’s rooms or nurseries. It also awakens your inner child, bringing wonder, bright-eyed optimism, and lightness to your life.
2. Emerald: Abundance, Luck, Health, Protection
Emerald is a powerful gemstone associated with the heart and solar plexus chakra. It can attract abundant blessings, good fortune, and vibrant health. The ancient Egyptians used emerald for magic, from youthfulness and healthy childbirth, to protection in the afterlife.
HOW TO USE: Meditate while holding Emerald on your heart or sacral chakras to tap into unlimited abundance, vitality, fertility, and well-being. Its protective and soothing properties make it an ideal crystal for travel, bringing calmness to fear energies. It is a protective crystal, and great for creating a nurturing environment in any room of the house.
3. Hematite: Balancing, Recharging, Grounding, Protection
Hematite is a magical crystal with magnetic properties, perfect for recharging your personal energy and restoring balance. Aligned with the root chakra, hematite anchors you in the present moment, preventing you from dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. It rebalances negative energies, making it valuable during stressful times.
HOW TO USE: Carry Hematite in your pocket or place it under your chair to stay grounded throughout your work day. Adding Hematite to your bath near your feet will help you relax and find inner balance after a long day. If it feels too intense for the bedroom, consider using Black Tourmaline or Smoky Quartz, which offer gentler grounding and recharging qualities.
Cleansing and Recharging Your Crystals
Polished crystals can be cleansed by running under water. You can also use sage or Palo Santo in both smoke and spray forms for cleansing. Place your crystals under the new moon, full moon, or sunlight to recharge them for optimal use.
Excerpts from “The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing” by Yulia Van Doren.