It’s that time of year again to talk about the Color of the Year and the Crystals that I have chosen to go along with it.
Pantone chooses a color of the year every year, and…you may or may not know, I’ve done this crystal video to go along with the color of the year for a few years running now:
- 2016 Serenity & Rose Quartz
- 2015 Marsala
- 2014 Radiant Orchid
- 2013 Emerald
This year, for 2017, Pantone chose a color called Greenery.
Now, I was excited to find out what the color was and I was really excited to see it!
The first thing I thought of was “nature + freshness + vibrancy”.
And then I saw the color getting some flak from people, people saying they didn’t like the color at all…this specific color green, that it looked like pea soup. Hey, what’s wrong with pea soup? Well, that wasn’t my first instinct when I saw it.
“Perfect. I know exactly what crystals I’m going to go to that reflect ‘greenery’.”
So…here’s how Pantone describes the color:
- revitalizing shade
- symbolic of new beginnings
How perfect! I mean, it’s a new year, let’s start fresh, we can bring in all of the vibrancy that we want to manifest, especially when working with crystals of this color.
I really like working with color b/c color is light and light is basically information, very specific information, a very specific light frequency or vibrational frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum.
I know you hear me talking about this all the time, but it’s just something that excites me to no end, especially when you get very specific with the color, like this one here.
This is kind of like a green with a lot of yellow in it. It’s not an emerald green with a lot of blue. I like to look at colors as to where they align with us in our own electromagnetic field; I look to the chakras for that correspondance. “Greenery” aligns with the heart chakra, but kind of bordering towards the solar plexus because of that yellow tone that it has in it.
The 2 crystals I chose to go along with “greenery” are Sphene (one that you probably haven’t heard much about) and Peridot.
I have a very tiny piece of Sphene that I showed you in my above video.
[caption id="attachment_19432" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sphene specimen.By Carles Millan (http://www.mindat.org/photo-199013.html) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]But the color I’m focusing on here is the green, obviously.
It’s also known as “Titanite” due to the element titanium in its chemical makeup.
Although it’s often brown and comes in other colors, you can get Sphene the specific color that we’re talking about today, greenery. It’s a more expensive color variation and may be hard to find so your best bet is going to a gem show and asking if anybody has Titanite or Sphene, or checking out eBay. But be prepared that a little tiny piece, could cost about $75 or so. They are used as gemstones when they are high quality and more transparent. And this color is considered more aesthetically pleasing, so it is more rare, hence the expense—basic supply and demand economics.
This is a good crystal to work with for any kind of physical healing, but one of my favorite crystal healing authors, Phillip Permutt, mentions in his book The Crystal Healer, (which I highly recommend); that this is a great crystal to work with if you are an astrologer or an astronomer…or may be studying either of those subjects. I thought that was really interesting. I haven’t tried that yet, and I’m not an astrologer, but if you are, give this one a go & please share your experience in the comments below!
The other crystal that naturally aligned with “greenery” was Peridot. I’ve talked about Peridot a lot. I have a blog post all about Peridot over here. But just to give you a basic overview: Peridot is a beautiful olive to yellow-green color due to the iron content in it and it’s vibration helps with increasing anything.
If you’re looking to increase:
- the number of friends you have
- increase the amount of business you have
- increase the amount of abundance, prosperity, boost your vitality and your health, Peridot is great for that.
Peridot has a lot of masculine solar energy to it, so again, it works very well with the solar plexus, as well as the heart chakra. It was often used in ancient Egypt. It symbolized the sun…so that really great masculine energy.
Peridot is a really great stone that allows you to receive as well. Sometimes we put up these blocks and we sabotage ourselves and Peridot allows us to receive that abundance and prosperity and vitality that may be coming to us.
I hope you enjoyed my crystal picks for alignment with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery!
Please share you experience with these crystals below and if you can think of any others that would also align well with “greenery”, please mention them in the comments below. 🙂