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Using Crystals to beat the Winter Blues
By: Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Leavy

Well, it seems to be the time of year when most of us are in full-on hibernation mode (well, at least I now that's how my body was feeling!). We tend to hunker down and while we wait for those first few amazing days of spring. For many, the quiet time that we experience over winter is accompanied by a lack of motivation or a nasty case of the winter blues.

This year, I decided to get proactive and work with my healing stones to help me through what is normally a challenging time of year for me. Iíve been feeling happy, organized, productive, and energized - not to mention super motivated and having fun with my many energy healing projects (which is almost the completely opposite of how I usually feel mid-winter). So, I wanted to share with you a list of crystals that you can use for the winter season with the hope that they will help you in the same way as they have been helping me.

The most commonly known crystal for treating something like the winter blues is Citrine. This was always my go-to crystal for relieving Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), but through experimenting with different types of Citrine, I determined that Phantom Citrine is an amazing crystal ally for this purpose.

The Phantom Citrine crystals are especially good when youíre in times of transition in your life (like the beginning of a new year) or when youíre making plans to better yourself. These crystals can help you keep track of your personal growth - just like a phantom is the record of the growth of the crystal, these crystals can help you to keep a record of your self-growth. This makes them highly motivational tools because they can show you just how far youíve come. When youíre feeling good about yourself and your accomplishments, itís hard to let the winter blues stand in your way. However, citrine crystals with phantoms are kind of rare, but it is possible to find them. So, keep your eyes open; theyíre really great stones to have in your toolkit.

If you canít find a Phantom Citrine crystal to work with, then another great stone for a winter pick-me-up is Sulfur. It enhances your life-force energy, fortifying you for the winter months and energizing your physical body (keeping you from feeling sluggish). To energize yourself with Sulfur, hold a piece over your three lower chakras (Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus) for approximately 2-3 minutes on each (beginning with the Root and moving upward). Sulfur also helps to pull warmth into the body, keeping you happy and healthy during the cold weather. Itís also great for motivation, so I love using it to help me tackle projects. Iíve had the best results with this when using my Sulfur in a crystal grid.

Sunstone is the last crystal in my recommended list for beating the winter blues. It brings the healing energy of the sun into your auric field, filling it with light and warmth. This stone is wonderful for treating the effects of S.A.D. and (for some people) it may even work better for this than Citrine. I recommend placing a palm-stone shape over the Solar Plexus Chakra for approximately 10-15 minutes. While the crystal is in place, visualize breathing in the orange or golden light of the Sunstone, filling your Solar Plexus Chakra and radiating throughout your physical body. I especially like using the Pink Schiller Sunstone from Plush Oregon, but any Sunstone will work well (with the right intention, of course!).

Hope this helps you get cozy with your crystals!

Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Leavy
Founder & Educational Director of the love & Light School of Energy Medicine
Phone: (630) 254-4685
E-mail: Ashley@LoveAndLightHealingSchool.com
Love & Light School of Energy Medicine
Mimosa Books & Gifts Online Shop

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