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New Year, (Even) Better You Upgrade your life this year with crystals

It's a new year.

So, what does that mean to you? Do you set resolutions? Do you dream about what the year could hold? Do you celebrate?

How are you going to make 2019 amazing?

If you don't have any kind of tradition, plan, or strategy in place, let me suggest some! In the past year, especially, I've started working with crystals and journaling more - and now I'm going to share the tools I've been using with you!

But first...

Of course, I need to include the standard disclaimer: All information contained on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. All information on this site is to be used at your own discretion. I am not a doctor or medical professional and any information contained on this site is not presented as or intended to be a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis by a trained medical professional. The statements on this site have not been reviewed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I want you to feel your very best in 2018 so, while journaling and crystals are great complements and definitely part of a well-rounded approach to wellness, please do see your doctor or consult a medical professional, if there is something that's more serious than a passing issue.

Also, please note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that, if you purchase a product through an affiliate link I have provided, I may get a small amount of commission from the sale. There is no extra cost to you.

Now let's get started!

Are you ready?

Here are my crystal and holistic tips to start 2018 out right!

Following are some of my top picks for all areas of your life: money, love, vibrance, sleep, mindfulness, and more! Of course, I'm also including a couple of non-crystal suggestions, including journaling and considering an oracle or other type of card reading. If you're just here for the crystals, feel free to skip those - but they've been helpful for me, so I wanted to include them here for you.

Balance your energy with crystals

Start your year, morning, week, or evening off right by taking a few minutes to yourself to balance your chakras. Chakras are energy centers - and they're located all throughout the body. This all-in-one kit has everything you need to help you slow down, take time for yourself, and help restore your body, spirit, and mind.

This kit includes:

  • A guided chakra meditation created and recorded exclusively for Mooncat Crystals (you'll get two tracks: one that includes all instructions to get started; and the exact same meditation without the instructions, for once you're comfortable with the process)
  • A 23-page ebook, all about working with the chakras: essential oils, frequencies, foods, crystals, colors, and affirmations for support and balance
  • A full-color guide to the crystals included in this kit, including their metaphysical properties
  • 1 chakra crystal set (9 stones, carefully selected to support each chakra - including your grounding, soul-star chakra)
  • 1 selenite wand
  • 1 white sage smudge wand
  • 1 Anointing Oil for overall chakra support
  • 1 carved wooden box (4" x 6") to hold all of your Chakra Ritual tools between uses
Journal to manifest, release, and dream

Journaling

I've always had a really difficult time journaling. Blank pages freak me out. Or there's not enough room to write. Or the prompts are weird. Or there's not enough room for stuff. Or whatever.

This journal is a compilation of a number of things that I either personally think are important, or "experts" say are important to include in your daily routine. It's not necessary a "task list" - but more of an inventory of your day (with maybe some gentle reminders of things that are good for you to do for yourself). I wanted it to also be somewhat like a daily tracker - so you have a way to look back, to see what was really going on in your environment/routines, instead of just in your mind. So, in that way, it's kind of like a daily planner + journal.

Or, new this year, I'm trying out Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map Planner. Want to see what the hype is all about an plan your year with me??

Boost your vibrance

Feel more vibrant

We all want to eat healthier, feel more vibrant, drink more water, and have more vitality. There are crystals that can help! These are just a few - but will get you started in the right direction.

Gem Water

Have you ever tried gem water? Also called gem elixir, gem water is water that has been infused with - you guessed it! - crystals. Gem water is an easy and fun way to hydrate with water that has been enhanced with the vibration of crystals. It also looks really pretty :)

How do you make gem water? Easy! Just take a few of your favorite nontoxic, water-safe crystals, drop them in your glass (gently, so the glass doesn't break), set it in the sun for a few minutes, and voila! Gem water. Enjoy!

What crystals are safe to use? As a good rule of thumb, you can use quartzes (clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, citrine, green aventurine) and agates (blue lace agate, carnelian). Look for stones that are tumbled (instead of raw/rough), so that they don't have any jagged edges that could break off. Also make sure to give them a little wash before you drop them in your water - you want them to be clean, before you put them in your drinking water ;) And be sure that you are avoiding toxic stones! These are not safe to put in your water, as they contain toxic substances that you don't want to ingest. Stick to the ones listed above, if you are unsure! Oh - and be careful not to swallow them! I've seen infuser water bottles around that would be perfect for gem water!

Tangerine Quartz

With its orange hue, tangerine quartz corresponds with the sacral charka, supporting creativity, sexuality, and your emotions. Tangerine quartz can help you move forward and leave the past behind you, as well as keeping calm in chaotic situtions.

Selenite

Selenite is a glowy, ethereal-looking stone that helps clear out low or stagnant energy and bring in high vibes. It's typically easy to find carved into a number of forms, including lamps like this one, hearts, spheres, sticks, logs, wands, pyramids, and more.

Motivation and achieving goals

Get a motivation boost

Do you ever feel find yourself feeling stuck, avoiding tasks you don't want to do, or just feeling, well, *blah* about the things you need to do? Here are some crystals that can help you rev up, get energized, and start moving!

Carnelian

Carnelian is a fantastic stone for the lower chakras - root (1st), sacral (2nd), and solar plexus (3rd). It's a stone of creativity, sexuality, and action. ⠀

Amethyst

Amethyst is a stone that is good for everything: the crown chakra, connection, healing, strength - and much more! Called the "sobriety" stone, it is said to help people cut through the noise and see things rationally and clearly. ⠀

Citrine

Citrine is the stone of abundance, manifestation, creativity, and strong 3rd chakra/solar plexus energy. It is warming, sunny, and uplifting. Citrine is also a variety of quartz - this time, one that reflects the yellow to yellow-orange light spectrum.

Mood management and balance

Balance and ground yourself

Ground, breathe, and balance. Life throws everyone off sometimes. When it's you, try not to panic. Grab a crystal, take a few deep breaths, and let your body and mind get back into balance.

Moonstone

Moonstone has a feminine, watery energy that can help you balance - especially if you are female. It is a stone that is associated with the full moon, as well as with new beginnings.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a great crystal for grounding and for calling in Earth energy. It is also a fantastic stone for clearing negativity, or absorbing negative energy. It can help with feelings of ungroundedness, emotional upset, and difficulty in communicating. Smoky quartz is also said to provide psychic protection as well as ward off bad dreams.

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a "heavy" stone: it's weighty and can help to really get you connected with the Earth. It is also said to be a very protective stone. When I have a hard time winding down from the day and can't sleep, I'll grab one of these and it helps me ground almost instantly, so I can fall asleep.

Abundance

Call in abundance

We all want to feel abundant - but sometimes, that can be tough; especially when we feel a little shaken or out of sorts. Here are some crystals that can help you focus on the positive, appreciate what you do have, and call in more.

Citrine

Citrine is the stone of abundance, manifestation, creativity, and strong 3rd chakra/solar plexus energy. It is warming, sunny, and uplifting. Citrine is also a variety of quartz - this time, one that reflects the yellow to yellow-orange light spectrum.

Green Aventurine

Green aventurine is a stone of abundance and prosperity. It can specifically help you to call in money energy. It is also a stone that supports the heart chakra.

Malachite

See all of that green? What does it remind you of?? Malachite is a great stone for focusing on wealth and prosperity.

It is also a stone of healing: my friend Ken always said that, if he had to choose ONE healing stone, it would be malachite, which is "one of the oldest healing stones on our planet. It was used in ancient Egypt as far back as 6000 BCE, and revered and is still used today." ⠀

Better sleep

Get more rest

Who couldn't benefit from more and better sleep? But sometimes, it's more difficult than we'd like. Deadlines, kids and pets, and the nonstop chatter that can run through our minds can make it difficult to really rest.

Blue Calcite

With it's blue color, blue calcite is great for the throat chakra and the third eye, and is said to help enhance communication and dream recall. It can also support your spiritual endeavors. It is said to be calming and helpful for those who have difficult sleeping at night, due to overactive thoughts.

Celestite

Celestite is known for its high-frequency energy and has been said to provide a connection to the angels. It can be helpful with calming the mind and helping with relaxation. It is also said to be helpful with things that are mind-related: connecting to your intuition, developing your psychic gifts, and aiding in clarity.⠀

Himalayan Salt

Salt has many cleansing properties and Himalayan salt is one of the top-tier varieties. You can purchase fine or course-ground Himalayan salt in bags at most holistic or whole-food stores. There are also large chunks perfect for including in baths. You can also pop a Himalayan salt heart into to your bath and let it dissolve while you soak. Try this in the evening, a little while before bed, to relax into the evening.

Himalayan salt candle holders and lamps are said to have a number of health-promoting properties, including releasing negative ions (which is said to reduce common airborne allergens, such as dust). Regardless of whether that is true, I love salt lamps for their warm, comforting glow. Give them a try in your bedroom, meditation space, or any other place where you relax and wind down - and let me know if you rest better!

Mindfulness

Practice mindfulness

We all want to feel more calm, more at peace, and more balanced. Mindfulness, put simply, is the practice of bringing yourself into the present and observing - and then letting go of - any kind of disruptive feelings. Mindfulness asks you to stay present, aware, and calm. Here are some great crystals to take with you to your meditation or yoga class, or to simply sit with when you're feeling stressed out.

Celestite

It is known for its high-frequency energy and has been said to provide a connection to the angels. It can be helpful with calming the mind and helping with relaxation. It is also said to be helpful with things that are mind-related: connecting to your intuition, developing your psychic gifts, and aiding in clarity.⠀

Amethyst

Amethyst is a stone that is good for everything: the crown chakra, connection, healing, strength - and much more! Called the "sobriety" stone, it is said to help people cut through the noise and see things rationally and clearly. ⠀

Apophyllite

Apophyllite is a stone of spiritual connection and energy; clearing and releasing of negative emotions; and helps to soothe anxiety or frayed nerves. It is also a stone of change.

More love

Open your heart to more love

When you love more, more love comes to you. This year, make it a point to clear out more of anything that holds you back from loving yourself, your friends and family, and your life even more.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is THE stone of love energy - and supports all kinds of love energy: self love, friend and family love, romantic love, and compassion towards yourself and others.

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is another stone of love. It's pink and white swirls are calming and can help with relaxation and letting go. It is said to encourage a positive outlook and help to energize, align, and stabilize.

Malachite

Malachite is a stone of healing: my friend Ken always said that, if he had to choose ONE healing stone, it would be malachite, which is "one of the oldest healing stones on our planet. It was used in ancient Egypt as far back as 6000 BCE, and revered and is still used today." With it's green color, it resonates with the heart chakra.

Happiness and joy

Practice joy

We all want to be happy - and we are, some or most of the time. In 2018, let's make it a point to radiate joy and true happiness.

Citrine

Citrine is the stone of abundance, manifestation, creativity, and strong 3rd chakra/solar plexus energy. It is warming, sunny, and uplifting. Citrine is also a variety of quartz - this time, one that reflects the yellow to yellow-orange light spectrum.

Orange Calcite

Orange Calcite is often said to be a stone of happiness and job - and who can disagree? It's sunny, juicy, fruit-colored hues are the perfect orange; and, when coupled with it's creamy white swirls, looks just like a creamsicle (um, YUM! How could you not be happy about that??).

Peridot

Peridot is said to be a stone of happiness and joy. It resonates with both the heart and solar plexus chakras, is the August birthstone, and has a long history of use and lore. ⠀

More magic

Invite more magic in

The sunset. The ocean's ability to calm and nourish. The moon's magnetic glow. The synchronicities in your life. Bring more of the things that inspire you, put a sparkle in your eye, and make you believe, with the help of these crystals.

Labradorite

Labradorite is a stone of both magic and protection. It can help you to enhance your intuition, increase synchronicity in your life, and help you to remember and embrace the ways in which YOU shine. It can also help you cut through the illusions to find the truth in situations and dispel negativity.

Clear Quartz

Primarily, clear quartz is used as an amplifier – it can amplify the properties of other stones. Interestingly, this is also one of its uses in everyday life: as a way to move energy from one place to another, such as with electronics. Quartz is also easily programmable: When you set your intentions for the stone, it can help to amplify that energy, whether it be for abundance, love, or peace.

Pyrite

Gorgeous clusters of sparkling pyrite can help to spark creativity, call in abundance, and nourish your solar plexus chakra.

Have your cards read

Oracle and Tarot Readings

Oracle cards can help you see what the energies are around a certain question, time (i.e., season), or issue. They are often surprisingly helpful in proving a new perspective or reinforcing what you know to be true in your heart, but may not want to believe, trust, or act on.

***Mooncat Crystals Disclaimer: I provide readings for entertainment purposes and coaching only. I am not a licensed counselor, spiritual advisor, or therapist of any type. If you are experiencing any kind of physical, mental, or emotional health issues, please seek the help of a licensed medical professional.***

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