As the Wheel of the Year turns back towards Spring, with the extra energy and life that brings, it is well worth considering those projects which you have been putting off over the winter months. The crystals mentioned below can help you to centre your attention and focus on the steps needed to ensure that your projects get the best possible start.
Called the Stone of Truth and the Stone of Courage, Amazonite helps you to focus on what really matters. It helps you to express your true thoughts and to set clear boundaries. Amazonite is a good luck stone for games of chance, competitions and luck in any financial ventures.
Amethyst has been considered a stone of royalty and healing for centuries. It has been used in the crowns, sceptres and rings of bishops and priests. It is a popular stone for meditation practice, as it helps to promote spiritual protection and inner strength. At the beginning of a venture, using amethyst will help you approach the problems associated with it with a clear mind, and see your way through to completion.
Aquamarine is a stone of communication – an essential part of beginning most things. It helps to overcome the fear of public speaking, and is an excellent stone for any form of presenter or teacher to use.
Aventurine is thought by many to be the luckiest of all of the crystals. It helps to manifest prosperity and wealth, and helps to boost your favour in games of chance. It helps to clear out the old influences so that new ones can grow, and as such is an excellent stone to keep around when setting out on any form of new project.
Garnet is known for its ability to harness the powers of creative energy, making it a great stone to have around at the beginning of any creative project. It helps to focus creativity onto the physical plane, and has long been considered a lucky stone.
Hematite can help with original thinking, and any form of thought process which requires mental organisation. It also helps to decrease negativity, which in turn boosts self-esteem and confidence. As all of these qualities are important to embrace at the beginning of a new venture, Hematite makes a welcome addition to any collection of crystals for this purpose.
In the workplace, labradorite helps to bring out the best in people, making work environments more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the job at hand, and helps boost the sense of employees being fully involved in the company.
Pyrite is often known as ‘fool’s gold’, and can be connected with the meaning of the tarot card of the Fool. It is a stone of action, vitality and will, helping tap into your abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas and creativity. It boosts confidence and helps to encourage the persistence needed to carry things through to full completion.
Red Jasper is a stress-relieving stone which helps those who use it to reconnect with the energies of the Earth. It also helps to stimulate passion, both of the romantic kind and that of a creative nature. It offers a channel to encourage energy to continue a project once the initial burst of enthusiasm has faded.
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of luck and good fortune, which helps to attract a steady flow of money to the home. It is a great stone for entrepreneurs and those who are setting out in business for the first time, as it helps boost the courage needed to grow and challenge the status quo and try something new.