AMETHYST 101 + SURVING MERCURY RETROGRADE & BLOOD MOON

what I love most about crystals is they give you the freedom to choose what to heal...pick your greatest struggles, your biggest insecurities, decide which of them you want to relieve & then find out which stone will do it for you.

for ex: I battle anxiety, my nerves are shot & I'm constantly in my own head w/ negative ideas. so when I started working with crystals, I knew I needed something to combat alllll of that, which is why my v first crystal was amethyst. (pictured here.)

amethyst is considered the "stone of spirit."
its properties help w/ emotional issues, things like: anxiety, stress, balance & peace.
it also heightens people's ability to meditate and stay calm.

this 'lil gem is a -must- in any household and workspace because let's be honest, that's where most of our stress & tension lies. at home, my amethyst hangs out btwn the living room or bedroom, depending on mine & boyfriend's moods...and I have a small chunk I keep on my desk at work. 

think of this crystal as the queen of zennnn, and we all need as much of that energy as possible with the full moon and mercury retrograde tomorrow. yes, you read that right...a full moon -AND- mercury retrograde will occur simultaneously on the same day. & get this, it's a blood moon: when a lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon & it's here to f*%k with structure and stability. 

we need prepare yourselves for this astrological shitstorm, bbys! & here's how...

5 ways to keep cool during  the
mercury retrograde + blood moon combo:

1. find patience. anything that can go wrong will definitely go wrong with mercury in retrograde and we've got 3wks of this sh!t, so rather than spinning over things you can't control, roll w/ it.  
2.  think before you speak. emotions will be running highhh & so will be the need to talk about 'em. chances are, whatever you say will come out wrong & aggressive. take time to step back & really consider the words about to come out of your mouth.
3. plan ahead. again, anything & everything goes wrong when mercury's in retrogradetechnology stops working, unexplainable traffic jams start, sh!t goes missing...so make a backup plan, consider all possible outcomes for w/e you're doing.
4. OD on what makes you happy (& healthy). no, this does not mean slug an entire bottle of wine; this means lean whatever or whoever keeps your vibes high af. work out hard, meditate, charge your crystals, journal, date night w/ your S.O., go out w/ your girls, etc etc.
5. remember you're in control. while I find myself blaming mercury for everything, I'm advising you (& myself, obvi) not to. just because energies are shifting doesn't mean you're allowed to suck & lose control of your life. take this time to remember you control your circumstances, you control your emotions & you control all outcomes.


17 comments:

  1. Honestly I'm super unfamiliar with crystals and their healing purposes so this post was really informative! And seriously cheers to finding patience- easier said than done right?

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I love getting to share some inside scoop w/ crystal newbs, so I'm glad you found it informative! & -so- much easier said than done gf. x

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  2. I love this - I recently started getting into crystals and have a nice little collection. I struggle most with internal battles + negativity so I love using my crystals to help guide me and protect me.

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  3. This was interesting to read as I'm really unfamiliar with crystals and I'm not a big believer in Astrology. Still, I love learning new things!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. happy to have taught you something new then babe! x

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  4. I am the one who never thinks before I speak its a problem lol! I love this post girl!

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  5. How informative! I've never worked with crystals before, so this was very eye-opening! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. love that kind of feedback - you're so welcome! x

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  6. I loved learning more about amethyst; it's my birthstone! It sounds like we have similar struggles, and you are preaching to the choir about getting in your own head. Maybe it's time to start my own little crystal collection!

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    1. what an awesome birthstone to have! it's a nice 'lil 2-in-1 surprise for ya. & I'd definitely recommend it if you're feelin' that too. x

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  7. This was such an interesting read. I have heard a lot about crystals but have never used them before so I am very intrigued.

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    1. they're v cool! happy you found this interesting. x

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  8. I don't know too much about crystals, but reading your post was so interesting. I had no idea that amethyst could help with emotional issues!

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    1. well, now ya know! I hope you'll stop by to learn more about crystals soooon. x

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  9. this was super interesting! i'm definitely not familiar with the world of crystals.

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  10. I'm completely inexperienced with crystals, but I do think amethyst is absolutely beautiful!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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