Crystals for Autumn Equinox

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I REALLY LOVE this time of year! But I think I say that every time the seasons change. I get such a charge from the seasonal cycles.

The Autumn Equinox (or Spring Equinox for those in the Southern Hemi) is now upon us and for the purposes of this blog post I’m going to stick to the Autumn aspects, but if you’re from Down Under or just plain interested, you can read my classic blog post on Spring Equinox here.
Some Science, Of Course!
So, before I get to the crystals, a bit o’ science on the Equinox stuffs for a sec. I can’t help myself! This year’s Autumn (or Fall) Equinox lands on Friday, September 22.

There are 2 equinoxes each year; in September and March. Because of the tilt of our planet on our axis, we’re usually getting more sun on one hemisphere than on the other, but there are 2 times/year (Spring and Autumn Equinox) when we get pretty much equal amounts of sunlight on both hemi’s, so our night and day are of equal length everywhere on Mama Earth. So cool!

[caption id="attachment_19923" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Image by Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz.[/caption]
Autumn Equinox Energies

Balance Aspect: No matter where you are on planet, the equinoxes are all about balance & harmony, again this is b/c this is when we’re receiving equal amounts of sun & moon energy. Therefore, this is a great time to choose to focus on bringing balance into your life by aligning yourself to these energies at this time of year.

Preparation Aspect: As we take our annual vortex journey through our Solar System around our local star, the Sun, we flow through varying energies and the energy of Autumn or Fall is our time to do last-minute tweaks to any intentions or our manifestations we’ve had in the works for this entire year… before we go into our “hibernation zone” for the winter.

Winter is all about rest & cave time. Autumn has always represented harvest time with an eye towards prepping for going into our introspective hibernation time… so in the wintertime, we can focus on resting & renewing without being stressed out about simply surviving. We just had our September Harvest Moon; a time to reap the rewards of our hard work. In fact, the Autumn Equinox is the original time of our US Thanksgiving (giving thanks for the bountiful harvest) before it was changed to its current date for economic reasons.

You might be thinking to yourself right now…
“Hey! I’m no farmer and I’m not a squirrel or a bear… none of this applies to me!”
Yeah, what I’m talking about above is obviously so in nature and certainly applied to how we USED to live even just one hundred years ago… but not so much today. However, keep in mind, all this farmer talk can be applied figuratively to our everyday lives even if you don’t have your own ranch.  😉 If you really pay attention, you’ll note that your energy is leaning this way too. Feel into it. Am I right or am I right?

For me, this is a time of year to be grateful for all I have, reflect on my goals & check on the yield in all life areas. Are the results bountiful or lackluster? If you need to tweak some things, now’s the time to do it, before we go into winter (rest & reflection time). The energies themselves are balancing out; as we go from an intense time of growth and harvest to a time of preparing for quiet and retreating within.

Here’s the quick breakdown:

  • Time to reap the final harvest
  • Give thanks
  • Balance
  • Prepare for winter ahead: winter of the spirit, time to rest

Autumn Equinox Crystals for Balancing Aspects

  • Moonstone – embodies an enlightened female energy; soothing, moon energy, intuition enhancer
  • Sunstone – invites in enlightened male energy; abundance, solar energy, stone of leadership
  • Magnetite – aligns and balances energies + polarities

No matter where you are on planet, the equinoxes are all about balance and harmony so the stones I’ve listed above are the ones I like to work with at this time of year.  They are the ones that embody the balance between masculine and feminine energies, yin & yang, sun + moon, the 2 polarities. So, I like to use both moonstone and sunstone together to achieve this. The vibrational frequencies of these 2 stones together are PERFECT for reminding us to stay balanced in all aspects of our lives.  Then you can add magnetite to that mix to enhance even further while adding in a bit of grounding too.

You can also sneak in some Balance Essential Oil from doTERRA there too to further enhance these vibrational frequencies.

Autumn Equinox Crystals for Introspective/Preparatory Aspects
If you’d like to, instead (or additionally), focus on reviewing and preparing for the time ahead here are some crystals that incorporate the ideal energies for this:

  • Stilbite – introspection, preparing & inner peace
  • Tiger’s Eye – “the practical stone”, invites in practicality, introspection & discernment
  • Shamanic Dream Stone – this stone is also good for polarity balancing as well as for introspection

[caption id="attachment_19928" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Shamanic Dream Stone[/caption]
How to Work with the Energies
I’ll use these stones at my altar while meditating, within my sacred space or in a crystal grid to honor these energies.

Here are some ideas for you:

  • Include these stones on your altar or in your sacred space
  • Create an Autumn Equinox crystal grid
  • Do a crystal meditation
  • Drink a gem elixir tea
  • Indulge in an Autumn Equinox crystal bath
  • Bring your chakras into balance with a Full Chakra Balance session. I recommend doing a session like this 4 times a year; at each equinox and solstice for good energetic hygiene. You can do this yourself or dive deep for a real treat and have one done by a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer.

I hope you’re able to carve out some time to celebrate and prepare.  If you have your own ritual for calling in balance or working with a combo of crystals in your own sacred way to align with the Autumn Equinox energies please share in the comments below.  I always love to hear your ideas ❤

Happy Harvest and Many Crystal Blessings!

Hibiscus Moon

Crystals for Spring (or Autumn) Equinox

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Spring equinox is coming up!! Do you know what crystals to use with this event?

No, I don’t have a religion or dogma that I subscribe to but I’ve said it before, I really feel a strong pull towards following the cosmic cycles. Back to nature, ya know? Back to what the ancients intuitively did & many still do. There’s a reason it worked so well for so long.

When it comes to feeling what resonates with my soul, I go with natural cycles & have this aversion to our modern Gregorian calendar. Oh yeah, its all fine & good for day to day getting shiz done but when it comes to health, soul nourishment + spiritual balance, the natural cosmic cycles ring my bell.

So before I get to the crystals, let’s tawk equinox stuffs for a sec.

The  Spring Equinox (or Autumn Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere) is upon us (Wednesday, March 20, 2013).
2 Cosmic Cycles Toys:

  • Here’s a great site that explains all about the upcoming equinox.
  • How about an awesome FREE app that keeps track of the Sun & Moon, Equinoxes, Solstices + more (iPhone + iPad only)?

If you live on the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox represents renewal time. We just had our introspective hibernation time & its time to emerge & start the growth cycle again. I view this time as the NEW beginning. My new year! Its a time to set goals & plan them out. What am I going to do & how am I going to do it? This is so exciting & so much FUN for me!!! Is it b/c I’m a Capricorn? Nah, I think if you have the right perspective on it, this can be fun no matter what sign  you are. 😉
Spring Equinox Crystals for Growth + Goal-Setting + Planning
The crystals that embody ideal energies for growth + planning for me are:

  • green aventurine
  • dendritic agate
  • chrysoprase

I will usually set them out as I fill out planning sheets, work with my biz coach, plan vacations with my hub-bub, Frankie, etc. This is for BIG PLANS & GOALS…for the whole year. If I need mediation time to figure things out then I will mediate & work with 1 of these stones.

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Luscious green aventurine tumblies.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dendritic agate aka tree agate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9284" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Chrysoprase, photo credit: Ra’ike[/caption]
Spring Equinox Crystals for Balance
No matter where you are on Mother Earth, the equinoxes are all about balance & harmony b/c this a time that we receive equal amounts of sun & moon energy. EVERYWHERE on the planet.

So 2 more crystals I like to use are:

  • moonstone
  • sunstone
[caption id="attachment_9285" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Rainbow moonstone…YUMMY, no?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2600" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Sunstone aka oligoclase. Photo by Ra’ike[/caption]

I’ll use these stones on my altar within my sacred space or in a crystal grid to honor these energies.

[caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="422"] My sacred space & altar[/caption]

I REALLY LOVE this time of year!

These stones…for me…embody balance between masculine & feminine energies, ying & yang, sun & moon, 2 polarities. The vibrational frequencies of these stones are PERFECT for reminding us to stay balanced in all aspects of our lives.

Welcome Spring (or happy Harvest if you’re below the equator!)
Super Sparkles to you today!!!

 

 

P.S. Not quite sure how to “work with” & meditate with your stones for clarity, Lima Bean? My Get to Know Your Crystals eKit can get you all set on that path for the cost of 2 coffees. 🙂 You can check that out here.

Vernal Equinox Sky Show

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Tomorrow is the Vernal Equinox for the Northern Hemi and Autumnal for the Southern Hemi. 12 equal hours of day and night everywhere on the planet. And in perfect synchrony we will also get to see the conjunction of the crescent Moon and the Pleiades star cluster, a relatively young group of stars. Yip! Yip! Start watching immediately after twilight and don’t miss it because this conjunction won’t happen again until 2023!!! Happy Viewing and Blessed Equinox!