When the days get shorter and light is scarce, it’s natural to feel down in the dumps. Do you experience a lack of energy, mental fog, and an overall sense of melancholy after the winter solstice? You’re not alone. Whether it’s the slump after the holidays or the lack of sunlight and fresh air, a lot of witches want to go into hermit mode during the winter season. Our resident Fae witch is no exception.
Despite her intense love for the cold and overcast days of January, Jen goes through a major transition in energy levels when the Earth is hibernating. That’s when her hoard of crystals come to the rescue! Crystals can be an invaluable tool in pushing back the gut-punching feelings of the winter blues, and there’s so many out there that can help lift your spirits. Diving into her foxhole and consulting with the fae, Jen has emerged with five spirit-chosen crystals to help you get through the dark days and step into your personal power.
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Ruled by the Sun and the element of Fire, Carnelian is a must-have when combating the winter blues. Carnelian crystals are excellent tools for boosting physical energy levels and stimulating suppressed ambition, making it the perfect stone for getting over that post-holiday slump. Carnelian brings the sun’s powerful magick to you by bolstering your intuition, reinvigorating your motivation, and clearing whatever clouds your perception. Its bright, stabilizing energy restores vitality while also counteracting inner doubts and negative thoughts.
It’s a favorite of our fae witch for its ability to enhance concentration and dispel mental lethargy, which are two of the biggest problems she has during the slower days of winter. If you feel stuck with a serious lack of energy during the winter, Carnelian knocks that emotional negativity out of the way and replaces it with a renewed love for life so you can get out and enjoy the season.
When we’re feeling down about ourselves and our energy levels are drained, it can be hard to find the bright side. Thankfully, the loving energy of Venus shines through Chrysoprase and helps light our way through the darkness. Also known as Green Chalcedony, Chrysoprase has powerful healing powers if you’re feeling mentally bogged down. As a witch with an anxiety disorder, Jen always keeps these crystals around when the winter blues take over. The strong vibrations of Chrysoprase banish the oppressive energy of depression and anxiety by encouraging true happiness in your situation. While it’s not a one-size-fits-all cure, it promotes deep energetic healing and joy for witches looking to lift their spirits. It’s a wonderful crystal for relieving feelings of sadness, tension, and stress. When worn or held, it exudes cheery energy that lights up the soul, clearing the dark aura of anxiety and paving the way for emotional healing and joy.
In the ancient world, Bloodstone was known as the Sun Stone and cherished for its unmatched healing powers. Witches have used Bloodstone for ages to purify the blood and heal physical injuries, but this unique stone also has the amazing ability to enhance vitality, strength, passion, and courage. The protective and nurturing earth energy of Bloodstone is perfect for grounding, increasing mental clarity, and boosting energy levels. As a mood-stabilizer and healer of emotional wounds, Bloodstone stimulates the root chakra to renew your strength and ground frantic energy. If your motivation has taken a big hit thanks to the winter blues, the powerful magick of Bloodstone can reinvigorate your weary mind and body. It’s also an excellent stimulator of the immune system, making it especially helpful during cold and flu season.
Beryl may not be a common crystal among new witches, but it is one of the most important stones to have in your arsenal during dark times. If the winter saps your motivational drive and leaves you with an excess of nervous energy, Beryl can help calm the emotional waves and relieve stress. It assists in resolving issues with apathy and low-energy that often plague witches with the winter blues. Beryl not only offers a boost to physical energy levels -- it also has the ability to reduce mental overstimulation, which is another common problem during the hectic holiday season. It encourages a positive perspective and reduces anxiety by tapping into the comforting magick of the moon.
Beryl is also an excellent support stone for worn-out witches and helps prevent burnout for those that work closely with auras or energetic healing. It encourages joy and brings much-needed motivation when you need to focus on the bigger picture. Beryl can help you embrace your full potential, even when you feel lost in the darkness of winter.
A crystal of deep peace and protection, Lapis Lazuli taps into the harmonious vibrations of Venus to encourage self-awareness, compassion, and the expression of your emotions. Lapis is the perfect crystal for stimulating joy and activating the higher mind, bringing repressed feelings to the light so they can be cleansed. It awakens the desire for knowledge and personal understanding, helping you to be more compassionate with yourself as you work through these tough times.
If you’re having trouble connecting with your support system during the winter, Lapis encourages friendship and social ability so you can get back in the fold. It enhances awareness of your motivations and future goals, giving you a clearer perspective despite the darkness. While it may bring some unwanted feelings to the table, Lapis also shines a light on the opportunities for growth available to you and helps if you’re having doubts about your magickal abilities.
A Note From The Solstice Sisters
Crystals are amazing, living beings of this Earth that can provide us with a much-needed boost when we’re going through the winter blues. While these crystals were chosen by the spirits that our resident Fae witch works with, it is by no means a complete list. Seek out the crystals that resonate with your personal energy during these dark times and listen to the messages they have for you. You might be surprised by the crystals that show up to help!
Despite our love for the healing power of crystals, we do not give medical advice and always place mental health above everything else. If you feel that you are suffering from a more severe form of the winter blues known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or Depression, we urge you to seek treatment from a qualified physician. The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only. Our crystal recommendations are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional help because of something you have read on the Solstice Sisters site. We want you to be happy, healthy, and safe.