Lift your mood and relax with these powerful gemstones
How to use your crystal
Keeping your crystal with you at all times and gently stroking it, wearing it on a necklace or turning it in your hand clears your mind and focuses your attention into the present moment. Take three deep, slow, mindful breaths as you do so, paying attention to the air as it moves into your body and then out again automatically. The intention is not to ‘zone out’, but rather to become more present and feel the stone’s energies bathing you in peace and tranquillity.
If you are electro-sensitive, mobile phones and tablet devices can make you feel nervy and irritable. This can lead to insomnia, feeling sad and a compromised solar plexus chakra. The solution? Shungite, which blocks the emanations.
This stone has long been used to balance out the highs and lows of anxiety and sadness. It’s soothing presence helps you to remain calm and centred.
Containing the natural moodboosting lithium, this stone is a wonderful emotional healer. It is particularly helpful for those who are having difficulty with life’s downs in the present moment.
4. Blue lace agate
If your stress or anxiety is because you find it difficult to express yourself, place this stone over your throat to help you communicate with clarity and ease.
This crystal has been used for thousands of years for grounding and protection. Wear it constantly to centre your emotions and keep your body and mind centred.
A gem which has been used as an antidote to stress and worry, Jade is a nurturing crystal to help you feel calm in any situation, and is particularly useful for giving you back your zest for life. You can also wear or hold it to overcome trauma.
7. Rose Quartz
The gentle energy of rose quartz is helpful for any stressful situation, but particularly one that is caused by distress in your romantic life. Hold it over your heart to find inner peace. It also helps you to love and value yourself instead of reacting to what other people think of you.
Meet the expert…
Judy Hall is known around the world for her crystal work and a wide range of bestselling books, including The Crystal Bible, Earth Blessings and The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle Kit, (£14.99, Watkins Publishing).