Energy experts are calling 2017 the year of the big reset. And right now we are in the middle of a cosmic window, punctuated by two eclipses and an equinox, which is bringing in especially intense, transformative energies. We had a set of eclipses in February, a lunar eclipse on the 11th and a solar eclipse on the 26th. Eclipses are always times of sudden, unexpected change that can shake up your life, especially if you have been sweeping problems under the rug. The veils are thinner during eclipse times, allowing you to tune into the unseen realms and to access your subconscious mind. The shockwaves of eclipses can be felt and experienced for up to six months after they occur, and they are ultimately a gift to help you hit the reset button in your life.
Many have reported that these recent eclipses felt more intense than past ones, and they are still experiencing uncomfortable symptoms. If you have been feeling drained, exhausted, emotional, anxious, and scattered, you are in good company. A lot of people have also been experiencing piercing headaches, as well as cold and flu symptoms. Our physical, emotional, and mental bodies are clearing and processing a lot, preparing us for the next big cosmic event—the equinox.
The equinox will arrive before we know it, on March 20th. In the northern hemisphere, it marks the first day of spring. It is a time when the day and night are equal in length, which imprints the energy of balance upon us. The spring equinox also signals a time of release, rejuvenation, rebirth, growth, creation, fertility, abundance, and new beginnings. And March 20th will be no ordinary equinox. Due to a convergence of other cosmic and astrological factors, I have heard it described as the most important and powerful equinox since the beginning of human existence!
Keep calm, and trust that the Universe is creating a benevolent energy template with the motion of planets and stars--divinely designed and orchestrated to move you forward and into alignment with your highest path. The eclipse energies are still at work to clear anything that is blocking you, so that you can step into a new era of spiritual growth, expansion, and blessings triggered by the upcoming equinox. Now is the perfect time to work in tandem with the cosmic energies to consciously release the old and focus on manifesting new, wonderful things. Luckily, there are four perfect crystals to help you gain the most traction and make quantum leaps during these shifting times.
Moldavite is an accelerator, perfect for helping you to rapidly shift your vibration and your life circumstances. It is known as the gemstone born from the stars, because it formed as a result of a meteorite crash in Czechoslovakia around 14.8 million years ago. Historically, it has been used as a talisman for fertility and good fortune, two of the spring equinox themes. Moldavite has an extremely high and powerful energy that first assists you to clear all that no longer serves you. It can be placed on all of the chakras for a rapid clearing and activation. Your light quotient is raised to a new level, and anything that is incongruent with your highest good will start to fall away. It can facilitate the release of jobs, roles, relationships, and patterns that are holding you back. The deep purification that Moldavite initiates is perfectly aligned with the cleansing and reset energy of the eclipses, helping you to make room for the new.
After the major cleansing process comes the beautiful part. Moldavite begins to accelerate your spiritual and psychic abilities. Meditations and dreams become more vivid, and you feel a greater connection with your higher self and higher dimensional guides. It gives you sudden breakthroughs and realizations, helping you to discover and align with your unique mission. Then Moldavite will bring in the right synchronicities, resources, and connections to that you need to move you onto this higher path. This is a stone that makes things happen and moves things along, especially if you are feeling stuck. So it is advised that you work with it in smaller doses at first, to see how you are responding to it, and then gradually increase your exposure to this powerful ally.
Labradorite is a beautiful form of feldspar that exhibits flashes of iridescent peacock colors when held in the light. The shifting colors provide a clue about the stone’s energetic function: it helps you to shift your energy and consciousness to align with higher levels of light. Labradorite is a stone that can greatly activate your psychic senses, enhancing clairvoyance, telepathy, channeling, astral projection, and shamanic journeying. It expands your perception so that you can be aware of multiple levels of reality all at once. It has a special resonance and connection with galactic energies, and I have noticed in my healing sessions that it brings in the energy and influence of benevolent star family members.
Not only does Labradorite help you to receive intuitive information from the subtle realms, but it also helps you to see the best ways to implement the information to heal and improve your life circumstances. Perhaps that is why Labradorite is known as a stone of transformation, one that can align you with your true soul destiny. Like Moldavite, it tunes you into a higher vision and helps you make the changes necessary to actualize it.
Labradorite is also a great stone to assist you in keeping your auric field fortified and free of negative influences. It forms a solid barrier of protection around your aura, keeping it clear and balanced while sealing leaks and fissures. The flashy, iridescent quality of Labradorite creates a mirror effect that deflects negative energy and sends it on its way. Energetic protection is especially important during these times, since the cosmic energy is bringing negativity to the surface for everyone.
Mookaite Jasper -Change is sweeping across the planet right now, making it especially important for us to be grounded in our bodies and ready to respond to our gut level instincts. There’s no better stone than Mookaite Jasper for that. Found only in Australia, Mookaite Jasper is a sedimentary rock formed from the skeletal remains of ancient creatures, silica, and other minerals. It can contain a wide and pleasing range of colors: deep red, burgundy, mustard, white, beige, cream, mauve, and purple. It is a stone that can activate the lower three, more physical chakras and link them with the third eye, our psychic center. Having these chakras engaged can help us to consciously connect into the Earth grids, the ley-lines and energy currents that feed this planet. We can begin to feel the Earth’s natural transmissions and draw them into our lower chakras to keep our bodies balanced, vitalized, and sharply tuned.
Mookaite Jasperattunes us to our world, enhancing our intuition and gut-level, instinctual knowing about what is coming and how to respond. Crystal expert, Robert Simmons, says that Mookaite Jasper can connect us with our animal instincts, and it can even assist with animal communication. Placing Mookaite Jasper at the solar plexus chakra can help you trust your gut when making decisions, especially when there are a lot of conflicting factors to consider. It helps you to navigate whatever landscape or situation you are in, as if you have an internal GPS keeping you safe and on track.
Mookaite Jasper also tunes us into our genetic memory and ancestral line, so that we can reap the benefit of many lifetimes of experiences. Our bodies are a storehouse of memories, even beyond our own. There’s scientific evidence that suggests that the beliefs and experiences of our ancestors are literally passed down in the DNA. Crystal expert, Naisha Ahsian says that Mookaite Jasper not only helps us to tap into these ancestral memories, but it can also help us to clear big patterns and lessons carried over from previous generations. The eclipse/equinox window is the perfect time to clear the most deeply engrained family-line patterns. She also shares that Mookaite Jasper can help us to slow down the aging process. Mookaite Jasper supports the regeneration of tissues and initiates a general rejuvenation process—which is a theme of the spring equinox. This amazing stone will help you to be more at home in your body and in your world during this tremendous time of shifting.
Amber, a fossilized resin from ancient pine trees, embodies the warm, life-giving qualities of the sun and gives us a welcomed boost on all levels. The equinox is providing fresh-start energy to help us manifest something new, and Amber increases manifestation power. It acts in a magnetic way. For instance, if you rub Amber against wool, it will attract paper. It enhances your personal magnetism, and it also amplifies the your attractive qualities–such as beauty, radiance, and charisma. Perhaps that is why it has historically been worn as jewelry to attract love, luck, and prosperity. To activate its power of attraction, rub a piece of Amber while focusing on what you want to create. This will help you to draw it into your life more quickly, especially if it is done during the timing of the equinox.
Amber’s magnetic quality also contributes to its healing power. It has the ability to draw out disease and negative energy, and to transmute it into positive light. Amber clears on multiple levels of the being–the physical, emotional, mental, and subtle bodies. Therefore, it is perfect for treating the energetic causes of any physical or emotional disorder. Amber is also ideal for shamanic work involving entity removal, and for removing negative influences from the physical environment. Work with it to initiate a spring-cleaning process on all levels.
Finally, if the intense energies have left you feeling drained and depressed, Amber can help to restore your energy and outlook. The Greeks described Amber as petrified sunrays, and it does beam vitality and sunshine into the physical and emotional bodies. It delivers life force energy deep into the cells. Amber boosts the endocrine and digestive systems, which helps to balance and regulate the body. And it can also rev up the metabolism so that you feel more energetic. If you are feeling melancholy, try working with Amber over the heart chakra to lift your spirits and emotions. James Dean once said, “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” As the winds of change pick up speed and sweep through this planetary sphere, it’s a good thing to keep in mind. Working with this combination of stones during the eclipse/equinox window will help you to navigate these energies with greater ease and grace. Destination transformation is well underway, and you’ve got this!