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Hello friends! It's been a minute. I may or may not have broken my foot and felt too exhausted to write. But guess what team, I'm back.
I'm not sure if I voiced this previously to you or not, but I planned to take a break from purchasing crystals. But long story short, I stumbled across a sponsored instagram story about a crystal sale happening on someone's instagram live. The account was called @aphroditesofferings and I was lured in by these refreshingly clear citrine and quartz crystals. One thing led to another, and I eventually stumbled into another account, @heal.love.manifest, and splurged on several crystals in one weekend.
Some of the crystals I show in this post might be the same types as my previous two blog posts, but they're new to my collection, so I might still refer and link back to my other collection posts.
I've talked about citrine already in my part II post, but look at these new babies! A lot more translucent than the one I already have, plus one of them has rainbow effects! Like I said in my last crystal collection post, citrine originates from mountainous regions of Russia and Brazil. It's commonly thought to recharge and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
Besides boosting spirits, citrine is also commonly associated with balancing overall emotions and heightening self confidence. It does this through alleviating self-doubt and worry. You can read more about it on my last post to see the resources I used for my information if you're curious.
Strangely, out of the crystals I have, I just now got around to getting opal. I feel like it's a staple.
According to the Australian Government's Geoscience website, opal was originally discovered in East Africa, and became predominantly sourced from Eastern European countries after that. Today, Australia leads in opal production.
Through history, opal tended to refer back to beauty and youth. I believe, just judging by looks, that I have a little piece of precious white opal. So besides providing nurturing auras, "white precious opal illuminates and intensifies all aspects of the emotional body, helping one to identify and release old wounds, fears and anger, and other patterns of negativity" (I'm once again citing Crystal Vaults for this information). White opal is also thought to restore faith and love in life.
I couldn't part without another clear quartz. I mean, doesn't this just make you feel thirsty? That might be weird, but like...it's so refreshing to look at and it's unbelievably clear.
Like I mentioned in part I, it was hard for me to find a solid origin for clear quartz because there are so many different types of quartz, although Europe notably had a lot of credit with the name.
Clear quartz is often thought to rejuvenate the soul and to act as a master healer--which, like, have you looked at this latest piece? Tell me just looking at it doesn't do something for you.
Originally discovered in India, Carnelian Agate was later popularly mined in South Africa, Madagascar, South America, and in the United States. Appearance-wise, carnelian agate is a beautiful, partially translucent scarlet crystal with lots of depth and layers inside. Mine is tumbled agate, so you can really visualize that movement when you cast light on it.
I think the symbolism of this stone is really reflective of how it looks on the outside. Carnelian agate adds warmth and empowerment to your life, encouraging positive energy and strength.
Originating from Switzerland and Sri Lanka, moonstone has since been found in North America, South America, and in regions near Australia. This stone is visually breathtaking with it's blushed color and its gentle shimmer. And this is my first sphere that I've added to my collection!
According to Lisa Hoffman's website, moonstone is said to "stimulate psychic perception and heighten intuition," and "to provide protection and good fortune". Besides this, pink moonstone has a feminine aura, which is thought to promote love and sensuality.
And can we get a round of applause for my first tower? I snagged this gorgeous sodalite tower because I loved its colorful and metallic look. So many entrancing details. Sodalite was discovered in Greenland in 1806, according to Jewels For Me, and has since been heavily cherished in some areas of Canada.
With it's serene blue hues, Sodalite is known to restore calm and healing energies. It also encourages self love and self acceptance. These are super important principles for an anxious human like me. I'm always wanting to grow, but mental obstacles are very real. Even if I am a skeptic about crystals and their healing properties, I think the messages are insightful and lovely.
The last crystal I want to talk about is this beauty--well, actually, these two beauties. I loved the dimension and texture of these Apophyllite crystals. In the first image, I have a faint pink Apophyllite crystal, and in the second image, I have a beautiful chunk of classic Apophyllite. This gorgeous crystal is found all over the world in various volcanic locations.
Apophyllite is a stone that promotes clarity and mental wellness. It helps you stay grounded to the earth and very in-tune with your emotions. Keep this little guy around to encourage self love.
Thank you guys for tuning in today! What sorts of crystals fascinate you? Also, remember to keep on grinning.