Seven Crystals For Beltane
At Beltane spring is at its peak and summer is beginning. The Earth's energy is at its strongest now and is bursting with fertility. The word Beltane originates from the Celtic god Bal, meaning 'the bright one' and the Gaelic word 'teine' which means fire. Together they create 'bright fire' or 'godly fire' and traditionally bonfires are lit to honour the sun and to represent and support Bel and the sun's in nurturing the emerging harvests and new life. At this point in the wheel of the year, focus is on fertility, the creation of new life and on ensuring healthy livestock and strong crops through the coming year.
Crop fertility is a strong theme at this Sabbat. Rituals to promote fertility and sexuality, life and unity are common. Beltane is also a popular time for handfastings, vows and commitments.
There are many crystals that can be used in order to encourage and support these aims. They can be used as a part of rituals and spell work or placed or your altar. Crystals can also be placed on the ground or buried in the Earth. One example of this is to place them in pots with house plants or with growing crops.
A good choice of stone for emotional stability and protecting children. The Ancient Egyptians used it to safeguard pregnancy. It promotes inner peace and hope and increases abundance. Malachite is a useful stone for businesses as it protects against undesirable business associations. When placed on the heart chakra it helps to bring balance and harmony, and opens the heart to unconditional love. The use of this crystal encourages taking chances, acceptance of change and supports in breaking negative and worn out ties and patterns, Malachite helps to release inhibition and encourages the expression of our true feelings. It aids in the development of empathy, alleviates shyness and supports friendships. This is useful crystal in healing issues that stem from traumatic sexual experiences in this or past lives.
This is a very grounding stone that enables the connection of the base chakra to the nurturing energies of the Earth. Magnetite is used to sustain life force and vitality. As a magnetic stone, this crystal is excellent for attracting what you desire into your life and is a good choice for attracting love, commitment and loyalty. Magnetite can also be used to alleviate negative emotions fear anger grief and over attachment.
3. Moss Agate
Moss agate is an extremely beneficial stone for anything concerning agricultural or botany or those that work within these areas. It is regarded by many as a birthing crystal that can help lessen pain and ensure a good delivery. This is stone of new beginning and release from blockages. Moss agate can be used to attract abundance. Improves self-esteem and strengthens positive personality traits and is a good choice of crystal for encouraging trust and an optimistic outlook.
Garnet heightens sexual awareness, balances your energy, simulates desire and uplifts mood. This is lucky stone for success in matters of love and the heart. It aids in developing wisdom and in reaching goals. This crystal will be beneficial to anyone wishing to built up their self-esteem. It will also boost vitality, passion, sexual potency, happiness and patience. It is said that a promise spoken over garnet will never be broken.
5. Dendric Agate
This variety of agate is sometimes known as the stone of plenitude as it will attract abundance and fullness to all areas of life, including business and agriculture. It is an excellent choice of crystal to enhance the yield of crops or maintain the health of houseplants. Dendric agate has a strong connection with the plant kingdom and so is excellent for use with this realm. it will deepen your own connection to the Earth and is using for healing plants and the Earth itself. However, patience is needed when working with this crystal as it carries out its work slowly and takes time to be fully effective.
A stabilising stone that is excellent for restoring vitality, motivation and creativity. When used in meditation, carnelian can help to keep your mind focused and stop your daydreaming. It protects against rage, envy, resentment and soothes anger. This crystal has a positive influence on the female reproductive system, increases fertility and helps overcome impotence and fears causes sexual inhibition.
7. Tiger's Eye
Tiger's eye is a crystal that aids strength and independence. It can also help you to distinguish between actual needs and false desires. A protective stone that has traditionally been carried as a talisman against curses and ill wishes. Tiger's eye is a good crystal to use in helping you recognise the needs of yourself and others.This stone helps you differentiate between wishful thinking and what you really want and need in life. This is an excellent choice of crystal for anyone who feels uncommitted or as if they are just drifting through life.
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