Power up your holidays with these supercharged seasonal gemstones
Alongside their beauty and rarity, gemstones are treasured for their mystical properties and healing energies. Did you know that the energy of a gemstone is heightened during certain times of the year?
For example, your own birthstone is most powerful for you during the time of your birth …moonstone energy changes during different phases of the moon…turquoise changes when its ownership changes.
These gemstones are most powerful in December & January...
Winter Solstice Gemstones
In the Wiccan tradition, there are eight annual solar festivals called Sabbats. These eight celebrations are known collectively as the "Wheel of the Year". On or around December 22 we celebrate Winter Solstice, also known as Yule or Midwinter.
The gemstones for this sabbat are Bloodstone,Garnet and Ruby. Sabbat gemstones can be worn as jewelry or the stone placed on your altar. These stones are most powerful during this season and are often used in rituals to increase the power of the spell.
The Angel Stones
I believe that this time of the year abounds with miracles - and angels are all around us! It is a good time to seek spiritual guidance by calling your guardian angel into service.
These stones promote communication with your angels.
If you were born in the month of December, certain gemstones have more vibration power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth.
There are numerous traditions that have been developed over the centuries that connect a particular gemstone to your birth month. The stones listed below are December birthstones whether traditional, talismanic, or other. Use or wear these in December for heightened love, prosperity and health!
Zodiac Stones: Sagittarius & Capricorn
Late Sagittarian (December 6 - 20)
Early Capricorn (December 21 - January 6)
Use your seasonal stones to jump start the new year!
If, like most people, you find yourself making plans and resolutions for the coming year, choose a seasonal gemstone to get your goals off to the right start. A stone that you can wear, touch or view every day will act as a physical reminder as well as an energy boost to achieve the things you most want in your future. Choosing the stone is as personal as your goals are. The stones listed above are particularly powerful during this season, and so would be good for the main stone or to complement your personal birthstone orzodiac stone.
Find love and passion...
Whether you wear gemstone jewelry or use your seasonal stone in rituals or meditation, the 'gemstone blessings' method below can you help you to charge the stones for your specific intent…(read about charging stones here)
Seasonal Gemstone Blessings
Sit in a comfortable position with your seasonal gemstone in front of you. Think about the blessings in your life and the particular gifts that your stone offers. What are you grateful for at this moment? What have you achieved in your life so far that gives you joy and pride? There is powerful magic in recognizing all that you already possess.
Now visualize what you would like to accomplish in the coming months or year. Remember to include spiritual achievements as these often act as a springboard for material success.
Breathe steadily and deeply, inhaling and exhaling slowly for about twenty minutes. As you meditate, send the positive energy of your thoughts into the stone. Place the stone or sphere in a place where you will view (or wear) it often.
Whenever you receive a big or small blessing, recharge the stone in the same manner. The gemstone blessings will be there anytime you need them!