Gem Use: Mental Health

Moonstone is a stone of feminine power and mystery. It assists in journeying inwardly and finding hidden truths in our unconscious and in past lives. It enhances intuition and encourages the wisdom and patience to trust Divine timing.

If you are familiar with the Tarot, Moonstone corresponds with the High Priestess card. It can stimulate right-brain thinking, which is non-linear and makes leaps of insight rather than step-by-step analysis. If you want to get in touch with your femininity (whether male or female) and integrate your unconscious, carry moonstone in your pocket or wear moonstone jewelry.

Opal’s fire carries a spiritual energy that burns through attachments, wounds, and negative patterns. It can amplify your emotions, bringing semi-conscious patterns to the surface of your awareness to be dealt with. When these are cleared, it also amplifies joy.

The degree to which the process of emotional cleansing is painful is directly related to how much resistance you have to it. When working with opal, it is best to let go as thoroughly as possible and let the healing process take place as it needs to.

Rhodochrosite is a powerful stone for emotional healing. It helps you gently revisit painful childhood memories, heal the past, and reclaim the parts of yourself that you may have suppressed or disowned for emotional survival. It is also a stone of joy and nurturing, helping you access the freedom and magic of a child when they feel safe and loved.

Lapis lazuli is a stone with royal energy, in that it helps you uncover and access your inner noble and Divine nature. It activates psychic abilities and intuition, connecting you to spiritual guidance and visionary awareness. It helps you discern and speak the truth, as well as discover your truest inner Self.

If you are familiar with the Magician card of the Tarot, it is a good corollary to labradorite. Magic is using mental and spiritual energy to transform consciousness. It includes psychic abilities such as telepathy and clairvoyance, divination, astral projection, and communication with spirit entities. But this is a realm which requires self-mastery and harnessing one’s intentions. This is not wishing or dreaming–it is conscious, focused work. Labradorite helps you do this work.

Labradorite facilitates awareness of multiple layers of reality at the same time; thus it is a good stone for shamanic work and those working with the Akashic records. Labradorite is a protective crystal for doing this work, keeping your aura strong and blocking intruders. It can also help you remember your experiences while journeying in other realms, or recall past life memories.

Amazonite helps to harmonize apparently different motivations and interests by bringing the truth to light without emotionality, and allowing one to see another point of view. It facilitates this process both between people, and within an individual psyche. Therefore it is good for meditation and inner work to clarify inner conflicts and confusion and integrate the self.

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