When you hear ‘spirituality’ in 2019 what do you hear? Aromatherapy, Astrology, probably Palo Santo, def crystals. Not your cup of tea? Check back in when we post a TOMBOY How we, or a profile on the next badarse TOMBOY Beauty girl.
Fun fact: my first ever job was at Byron Bay’s iconic Crystal Castle… And if that’s not a stereotype, I’m not sure what is. I worked there for four years as a face painter and while I didn’t learn a huge amount about crystals, being surrounded by gigantic, energetic rocks all day certainly had ~balancing effects~ on me personally. Call it placebo, or just the fact that I was 14 and probably only worrying about what I was going to wear to school on Monday, but working there was the beginning of a long, loving, nice relationship I now share with crystals.
With Venustus’ founder and angel on earth, Jeannie Bourke, we work to provide a crystal glossary, of sorts. If you’re interested in Crystals but aren’t sure where to start? What they actually achieve? All is explained.
Properties: Clarity of the mind, expanding your awareness of the self & your surroundings.
Use this baby: To assist in the acquisition of material pursuits, specifically related to business. They aren’t gonna get your bank balance from minus to millions, but if you’re trying to get from A to B in the decision making process, they can help you make said decisions.
Also: Selenite can help give flexibility to your nature – you know value set – where you operate from – even though sometimes you know you should stop flexing and relax on certain aspects. It allows you to see the inner workings of any situation and to understand the superficial and the deeper meanings.
Fact: Drape your jewellery across this crystal, to absorb its benefits.
How to cleanse: Some crystals cannot be wet; Selenite is one of these.
Properties: Love of self, love of another, communal love, universal love.
It’s all calming and cooling energy: In the sense that it can work on all the chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self-love. It can help you slow down on the pursuit of anything you’re chasing – the anecdote to the road runner mentality – meep meep. It’s a gentle reminder to not hurry.
Broken hearted? Traditionally or otherwise… It can be used to heal emotional wounds of the heart.
Beyond matters of the heart: Rose Quartz promotes receptivity to the beauty of art, music and the written word, enlivening imagination. It represents a young warm love – but don’t think of love as just him or her, it’s a state of being in all of your life experiences.
Properties: Citrine is the “Merchant’s Stone”. It emits elevated energy & helps with emotional balance. It can help dispense fundamental levels of fear.
Think of it as a night light for your life: It promotes radiance from within the self, culminating in a constant happy disposition. It brightens even the darkest corner of your perceived reality & helps you to “laugh without restraint”. Just like a night light makes the monsters under your bed feel like a childlike imaginative concoction because they are.
Intellectually and emotionally: It allows for clarification of problems. It Influences in a positive manner the areas of education, business pursuits & interpersonal relationships. Family feud? It is an excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems. Encourages you to look toward the sunrise, the freshness of beginnings & the reality of excellence.
Where to put it: Because Citrine assists in acquiring & maintaining wealth you should keep it in your wallet, cash drawer, piggy bank or as a paperweight on bank statements.
How to cleanse: Does not hold or accumulate negative energy. Does not need cleaning or clearing.
Properties: Allows you to both recognise and act upon the truth in all situations. It enhances mindful analysis and realising the state of perfection and universal love.
Use it when you’re reflecting: As it helps to produce recognition of your behaviour, attitudes and to encourage you to seek, to recognise and to correct deficiencies, while also providing energy gains during these times.
Pyramid structure: Place one on the third eye and the other two, one on each eyelid, before working creatively or before heading to work when creativity is needed.
Properties: Amethyst is the “Stone of spirituality & contentment” and can be used to move lower energies into higher frequencies.
It’s basically a set of scales but with three bowls, not the traditional two: One for intellectual. One for emotional. And one for physical body needs. This gem – actually stone – gives stability, strength, invigoration and peace, the peace being the perfect kind of peace.
Fantastic for: Meditation. Like a warm, fuzzy hug from Grandma, it can help you feel warm, regal and like a ruler. It helps you address and embrace your responsibilities… ALL. OF. THEM. In the mental, physical & emotional sphere, merging your physical and spiritual worlds harmoniously.
What you may not know about it: Holding the amethyst allows you to activate the energy to produce re-alignment of the energy. It assists with common sense and encouraging flexibility in decisions.
Properties: Can be used to both amplify both body energy and thoughts. Assist in the creation of power and can provide for clarity in thinking to enable thoughts to be more effectively influencing matter.
Stars and soul shit: Because it is the “Stone of Power.” it assists in remaining calm and clear in all situations. Provides enhanced energy and promotes perseverance and patience + restful sleep. Thank you clear quartz.
Recipe? The good news… is there isn’t one. Whether the crystal is worn, carried or placed in your environment, the force, the warmth and the brilliance remain attuned to the energy of the one to whom it is connected
What you may not know about it: Placing on third eye during meditation enables you to focus more clearly with the mind “oneness”. It will help you to focus on “light, love & harmony of the planet”.
Properties: The energy of Kyanite is a multi-faceted little/BIG force – with unlimited application. It is one of the best attunement stones.
Like a chiropractor but for your chakras: Kyanite aligns you to align your chakras automatically and immediately with no conscious direction. It brings tranquillity and a calming effect on the whole being. It dispels anger and frustration and helps to facility clarity with respect to mental awareness and linear reasoning. It advances the conscious connection between the higher levels of intuition and heartfelt love, producing compassion in both communication and decision-making.
It will work without any need for specifics: Which is really fucking cool, really. As you can help your family and friends without the need for digging. Place in the room or on any person when calming the entire being is required, without needing to know details.
What you may not know about it: Perseverance is a keyword… as in for activities that would usually reduce your strength, it can help in the support to continue the work.
How to cleanse: Never needs clearing or cleansing it will not accumulate or retain negative energy or vibrations.
Properties: An excellent spiritual attunement for healing and cleaning the energy centres and the physical body
Ground yourself and self protect: When in need of healing of the spirit,
Turquoise Arizona provides soothing energy and brings peace of mind. It has been esteemed by the Tibetan Shaman, as holding both a spiritual and protective property
to induce wisdom and understanding and to enhance trust, kindness and the recognition of beauty. A master healer, purifying energy, which dissipates negativity.
Turquoise is a healer of the spirit, providing soothing energy and bringing peace of mind, it can bring any and all energies to a higher level.
Use for: Emotional, mental and physical issues – strengthening, valuable for grounding. Place on your person. But don’t fear losing independence, because it’s got you for that too.
Properties: Balancing physical, emotional and intellectual with the etheric energies. Assists in the development of the precision in examination of yourself and of circumstances relevant to your well-being.
It can be used to: Stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens your inherent talents. Hello, tiny dancer!
Use: When you need to hold up a mirror to yourself and improve. Not your measurements, but who you are on this journey.
Words and interview: Ella Jane
With thanks to Jeannie Bourke @ Venustus Australia. All crystals are available to purchase in-store at Venustus Paddington.