For thousands of years gemstones have been used in physical, emotional and spiritual healing. We chatted with Tamara Lee, owner of Mermaid Sun Yoga + Pilates in beautiful British Columbia about what gemstones are near and dear to her heart and why…
Amazonite: Amazonite’s healing energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named. It is known as the stone of courage and truth. This captivating turquoise green stone soothes the spirit and calms the soul. Amazonite promotes kindness, alleviates fear and anxiety, and provides balance and harmony. It also soothes the chakras and is particularly rejuvenating to the heart and throat chakras.
Smokey Quartz: Primarily associated with the root chakra this stone is known for its protective and grounding qualities. Smokey quartz is considered a stone of serenity because of its positivity and ability to overcome negative emotions. It aids in the process of letting go and brings wisdom and luck to everyday life!
Black Onyx: Black Onyx provides a strong stable energy representing self-control, intuition, and protection. This glamorous gemstone absorbs whatever energy you need from the Universe. Black Onyx is associated with the planet Saturn, the element fire, and the Leo zodiac sign. Determination, focus, and direction are traits that can be enhanced with this precious gem.
White Jade: Reach your highest potential with the purest jade stone. White Jade brings focus and concentration back to what truly matters. This stone assists in decision making by filtering distractions to achieve optimum results. White Jade guides energy to the most advantageous outlet. What a gem!
Moonstone: The moonstone is characterized by its enchanting shimmer of light.Its connection to the power of the moon surrounds it with magic and mystique. This gemstone is an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of love, a channel for prophecy, and a path to inner wisdom. Being a perfect expression of yin energy, the soothing and mysterious energy of the moon, moonstone is the bringer of calm, peace and balance. This stone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration and benefits meditation. The peace and calm that moonstone generates has an other-worldly quality to it; it is infused with an enchanting, soft glow of optimism and creative energy.
Tamara Lee is a yogi, writer & fan of leggings dedicated to inspiring an active lifestyle. Her studio, Mermaid Sun Yoga and Pilates, is based off the beautiful coast of British Columbia and offers modern fitness and flexibility training with a playful lighthearted charm.
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We’d been to that old lodge on the trip up to Lion Creek many times before, but I’d never noticed the mysterious tray that sat beside the other jewels and rings that were being sold there. It caught my eye because a thousand beams of light and colors danced from the tray to the windows of the shop, calling me to see what was inside.
“They’re crystals,” said the old woman who owned the lodge,
“They will inspire your intentions.”
“Intentions?” I asked.
“Yes, there’s a special crystal for every season, reason and chapter. Look,” She pulled out a pink stone, “This one is for love and grounding! Keep it with you always.”
I smiled at her, bought five of the pink stones and left the lodge. Since that day at the lodge I’ve learned some seriously special things about crystals and their meanings.
Here Are My Top Five Sacred Stones and Their Special Meanings:
Many bohemian bellas worship this stone because it is known to bring unconditional love. It’s said that in ancient times, goddesses would use the stone to pray for everlasting romantic love. The magical thing about rose quartz is that although the crystal is meant to bring everlasting love, its intention is based around reawakening one’s heart, personal fulfillment and innate contentment. You know, like-to love another, you must first love yourself!
This is the ultimate stone for dreamers. White jade is a seriously mystical stone, as it brings potential, focus and force to the auspicious dreams and goals that we seek. Back in the day, magical individuals would encourage people to wear this stone, as it dispelled negativity and helped them to see themselves for who they really were. White Jade has been known through the ages to bless whatever it touches and help individuals realize their dreams. Dream on, dreamers!
Leadership, endurance, motivation. This deep rusty stone embodies all of these strong female energies. I’ve always carried carnelian with me in times when I’ve felt timid or untrusting of a particular situation. This stone helps individuals step into their power, feel confident and trust the sweet strength within.
This is the stone of highest protection. Goddesses and gurus will find it visually very striking, but it’s meaning is also intense. Turquoise carries the wisdom of basic truth, and protects whoever carries it from any harm. Keeping turquoise around the house or in your boho bag will shield you from negativity, and keep you safe.
Black Onyx has been known to defend against negative energies. Bad boss, crazy co-worker, sibling rivalry? Keep black onyx with you or, wear your black onyx mala, and negative energies will remain at bay. This stone has been known to sharpen the senses, create self-confidence and create a healthy sense of egotism.
These are my favourite stones at the moment, but they are always changing! There are so many special stones and uses, from amethyst to amazonite. So go, boho goddesses and check out which stones speak to your reason, season or chapter 😉
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