We are so blessed to live on a beautiful planet that is literally made of jewels. We all walk on sacred ground and rely upon Mother Earth to provide life-giving water, food, air, and all we need for survival on the physical plane. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd as an invitation to become more conscious of your connection with, and impact upon, Mother Earth. Ideally, it is a call to action for each of us to respect and care for this planet every day by taking deliberate steps to leave a lighter ecological footprint.
Since crystals are literally the body of Earth, connecting with them is a powerful way to open your heart and mind to the beauty and consciousness of Gaia. Here are some of the best crystals to help you attune to the loving transmission of Mother Earth and to become a better planetary steward--on Earth Day and every day.
Chrysocolla Malachite: This beautiful stone actually manifests the physical appearance of the Earth. The Malachite present in this combination stone looks like verdant continents, which appear to be floating in the turquoise blue Chrysocolla oceans. Chrysocolla Malachite is a super-stone for clearing, healing, balance, integration, and wholeness. As a top-level clearing stone, it can help you to clean up your act. It has a high copper content, which clears out any negative energy, thoughts, emotions, patterns, and blockages that stand in your way.
Chrysocolla has a feminine, gentle, nurturing, and receptive quality that resonates with the heart and throat chakras. Its peaceful energy helps you to slow down and tune in, so that you can access and express healing, love, and wisdom. Chrysocolla is known to help plants grow, and it can even produce an energy that positively affects the atmosphere. It opens a line of communication with the Earth and helps you to empathically connect, especially for the purpose of discovering how you can best facilitate environmental healing and cleanup.
In contrast, Malachite has a masculine, empowering, and active energy. It is a great healing and protection stone that strengthens the solar plexus chakra and encourages you to make things happen. Malachite will encourage you to effectively act upon any ideas that Chrysocolla brings you for helping the environment, while strengthening the power of your Earth healing work.
Chrysocolla and Malachite beautifully balance and compliment each other, and this stone models for us how to integrate and harmonize our inner polarities and seemingly disparate personality aspects. Chrysocolla Malachite is also the perfect stone for those who are on a mission to help heal the planet and her ecosystems.
Serpentine: Serpentine is perhaps best known for its ability to strengthen, clear, and activate the chakras and various aspects of the human energy system, while initiating a Kundalini awakening. However, I think one of Serpentine’s most interesting qualities is that it serves as a record-keeper for the planet. According to Naisha Ahsian, it holds within its matrix the stories of the natural world. Meditating with it can open the book of Earth, so that you can access information about the evolution of the various kingdoms–such as the plants, animals, minerals, and natures spirits. The appearance of Magnetite in Serpentine may be a function of how it stores the memory of the Earth, since Magnetite naturally records energy and information. It might also be a key in how we can retrieve it, since our brains are literally full of millions of Magnetite crystals.
Serpentine opens a line of multidimensional communication with representatives of the different Earth kingdoms, and the Earth herself. This can assist you in understanding how to work with nature for healing and balance, and how to decipher the special energies made available at certain vortexes and power spots on the planet. With the help of Serpentine, it is possible to better understand how to live in harmony with the natural environment, how we fit into the bigger picture, and how we can serve a positive role in planetary evolution.
Moss Agate: This especially earthy form of Agate contains beautiful mineral inclusions that can mimic the appearance of foliage or moss. Like Serpentine, Moss Agate can help you communicate with Gaia and her kingdoms—the plants, minerals, animals, and elementals. It is an essential stone for those who work with plants in any way, such as farming, gardening, herbalism, or aromatherapy. On a metaphysical level, it can help you tune into the medicinal and energetic properties of the plants. Also, when you place Moss Agate in the soil, it emits a fertilizing energy that helps plants to grow and promotes their general health.
Moss Agate is known to assist with environmental concerns in a few ways. According to crystal expert, Melody, Moss Agate can be used for cloud-busting and to bring weather patterns back into balance. It has also been used to promote the natural cleansing process of pollution in the environment. If you are sensitive to the weather and to pollution, Moss Agate has been known to reduce negative symptoms and effects.
Moss Agate is also a perfect stone for helping with matters relating to the Earth plane. It is a stone of abundance, helping to magnetize greater prosperity and success in business. It provides a calming, balancing, and grounding energy that helps to alleviate stress and instability. It is also an excellent healing stone that strengthens the body and helps with recovery.
April 22nd is the perfect time to work with these three stones to send love and healing to our beautiful world. If you are a social butterfly, you could throw an Earth Day party (there are virtual ones this year) and put your friends and these crystals to work on a planetary mission. Or if you work best alone, you could create your own sacred Earth Day ritual that incorporates these stones.
Suggested Activity- Earth Healing Crystal Grid: This fun activity is a way to send long distance crystal healing energy to specific Earth locations. Gather a group of these three stones (you can get multiples of each, the smaller the better), and acquire a map of the world. Cleanse the stones before you begin. You can also place your hands over the stones and channel healing and cleansing energy into them. Place the map of the world in front of you, and use your intuition to place a stone over any location that you feel needs healing or cleanup. When you feel complete with placing the crystals, visualize healing energy flowing into these areas. You can also bathe the entire map in healing frequencies, while visualizing the total cleanup of the planet.
Thank you for loving and honoring Mother Earth—it does make a difference!