Winter Solstice Stones
Perhaps no month is more powerful and poignant than December. Winter weather comes and encourages a natural rhythm of slowing down and going inside, right when the holiday season is heating up.
December 21st, marks the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The Winter Solstice is a time devoted to stillness, self-reflection, and inner work. It’s about journeying deep within to take a look at what is there, and to release or change what no longer serves you. It is also celebrated as a turning-point for the return of the light and the rebirth of the sun, making it a powerful time to focus on renewal, rejuvenation, and a new personal vision.
Allow these two crystals to light your way through the deep December energy.
Black Onyx: Honoring the Night
Black Onyx is an excellent stone for initiating the modes of centering and alignment of the total person with higher powers. As a healing stone, Onyx can be used to banish grief, enhance self control, stimulate wise decision making, and encourage happiness and good fortune.
Black Onyx can assist in building one's energy and boosting poor immune systems to improve overall health. Beautiful Onyx also helps in relaxation when facing various challenges in life, and particularly in situations where one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion.
Onyx can also be used to cleanse the intuitive receivers such that one may feel the connection to the whole and continue to be aware of the many opportunities available for intuitive guidance from the Inner Self. It also helps one to absorb, from the universe, those energies which are needed. It is said Black Onyx is one of the stones of the High Priest.
White or Clear Quartz: Bringing In the Light
Clear Quartz is known as the most powerful, versatile healing stone in the mineral kingdom. Quartz can work in any state, able to perform multiple powers, such as: amplifying energy, programming intentions, shielding against negativity, and attuning to one’s higher self. Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer, containing all positive qualities and is a high vibe crystal.
Quartz provides purification for the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies. It heals negativity and allows one to stimulate positive thoughts and feelings. Quartz generates “light, love, and harmony”, furthering the flow of the universe in the most positive way possible.
Quartz clears energy fields and activates energy centers of the body. It is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Clear Quartz crystals harmonize and align human energies, such as thoughts, consciousness and emotions with the energies of the universe.
Refine your inner Light this Winter Solstice with these beautiful stones!