Holiday Help: 5 Crystals for Tapping into More Joy and Less Stress this Holiday Season
The winter holidays can be both joyful and stressful, often at the same time.
From navigating family dynamics to workplace celebrations, using gemstone energy just might get you through with a renewed sense of peace and goodwill toward all, including yourself. And the best part is by wearing your energy as jewelry, no one has to be the wiser!
Here are a few gems that are excellent for tapping into in order to enjoy the holiday season. I say ‘tapping into’ because it is my belief that crystals won’t do the work for us. Crystals can be guides and helpers to serve as reminders for us to draw on the vibrations that we already have within ourselves and our environments, even if we aren’t accustomed to recognizing them.
Here are 5 Crystals for More Joy and Less Stress this Holiday Season:
Eases irritation and enhances self-esteem.
Hypersthene is a commonly-found stone but hasn’t been as widely used in jewelry until recently. What a hidden treasure! This gemstone is velvety black to dark brown and has in its center the most amazing silver or gold shimmer, often seen as bands. It is sometimes incorrectly called ‘Velvet Labradorite’ or ‘Black Labradorite’. The vibration of Hypersthene is far different from Labradorite, so misnaming it can lead to unrealistic expectations of its abilities.
Hypersthene helps dispel irritation and downright crankiness by helping us ground and center our emotions. This, in turn, helps us tap into more effective communication by helping to enhance our self-esteem without letting our pride and ego take over and by helping to alleviate shyness so we can feel more at ease in social situations. In addition to assisting us in having a lovely holiday, Hypersthene is fascinating to look at. As is true with all-natural gemstones and crystals, no two pieces of Hypersthene are exactly the same. The shimmery displays are simply lovely and looking into their patterns can be as calming as wearing it.
Onyx, cleverly disguised as the perfect accessory to that little black dress, tuxedo, or just about any other outfit, is an energetic powerhouse!
While it’s assumed that Onyx’s best use is as a grounding stone (an assumption made about most dark gemstones), it is also considered an extraordinary stone of personal power and discipline. Its traits of inner strength and willpower enable the wearer to complete difficult or dreaded tasks, particularly ones that require higher levels of focus and perseverance. If we tap into these abilities of Onyx during the holiday season, the probability of having more positive experiences and memories increases!
Blue Lace Agate.
Communication, Clarity, Confidence.
Blue Lace Agate is one of the softest, most unassuming-looking gemstones, but don’t underestimate its beauty and strength. Yes, Blue Lace Agate is one of the many varieties of banded Agates, which are generally thought of as stones having lower intensity and slower vibrations (translation: not as powerful). But that is exactly what makes it so special, its ability to help us tap into confident communication without bluster or fanfare. Specifically, Blue Lace Agate helps those of us who often feel we’re not being heard by others find the words to deliver our message with clarity and confidence. Maybe Maggie Kuhn was wearing a Blue Lace Agate necklace when she said, “… Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes”.
Tourmaline comes in a rainbow of colors and each one has a vibration that can be useful throughout the year.
Pink Tourmaline is considered one of many stones of love and emotional healing. What better stone to wear during a season when those concepts can be shared as well as be put to the test? Pink Tourmaline’s heart chakra energy supports emotional healing, especially from childhood wounds. It connects the heart chakra to the crown chakra. In this capacity, it can help us find the calm that encourages us to release stress and anxiety before we make decisions or take action.
Red Tourmaline is often called Rubellite, is also a heart chakra stone. While Pink Tourmaline connects the heart chakra to the crown chakra, Rubellite connects the heart chakra to the universal heart. This ability to balance the root and heart chakras opens up our connection to abundance. And that sense of abundance can help us feel more at peace. I really chose this lovely gem for this holiday guide because it is also a stone used to rekindle one’s passion for life. I think the winter holidays are a great time to reflect, reconnect, and rekindle before the new year. Rubellite Tourmaline can help.
Pink and Red Tourmaline is especially relevant during the holiday season for their ease in pairing with other elements of your outfit as well as their vibrations.
I hope you’ve found this guide helpful for achieving a joyous and stress-free holiday season! Please let me know which gemstones you are attracted to the most.
- Some gemstones and crystals have many and varied attributes associated with them. For this article, I focused on just a few. I encourage you to explore the range of energetic abilities of these crystals.
- Yes, I use the terms crystals, gemstones, and stones interchangeably.
The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit but is not meant to take the place of professional medical or mental health advice. If you are ill or in crisis, please seek licensed professional care immediately.
As an intuitive and lover of gemstones, I write from my experiences and insights first. I am also a voracious reader and researcher, so I frequently seek concurrence on gemstones and their energy with other intuitives in person, online, and in books. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a resource list.