Crystals have been a part of my life ever since I was very young, I was introduced to them by my aunt and I have been fascinated with them ever since. My collection has gradually grown over the years, I still enjoy learning about them and their magical uses. All of them are special to me, they remind me of those days spent with my aunt in her thatched cottage where you could feel the history of the building (I’m not sure that make sense), and how even when I was so young, they seemed magical. I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you today.
The first one I received as a gift from her was Rose Quartz, I still have it to this day and it is one of my most treasured stones. I cannot remember if she went into great detail when giving this to me, I was tiny when I received this, but I remember always keeping it close. There was a warm comforting feeling emanating from the stone, I had it on full display in my bedroom and would always be drawn towards it when I was feeling upset. As Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love. It covers all types of love including family, romantic and self-love so I can see why it was gifted to me. It is calming, reassuring and is often used as comfort during times of grief. While I am writing this, I have realised that I was probably given this stone around the time that my Grandad passed away. Although I was young at the time, I did understand what was going on, he was my last grandparent to pass away and he was a pillar in our family, it was quite the blow. Now I own several Rose Quartz crystals, they are by far one of my favourite stones to have around. They are calming, peaceful and when I am unable to sleep I will often hold one in my hand or put it underneath my pillow.
The second crystal I receive was an amethyst pendant, which I had kept safe until about a year ago when (annoyingly) I dropped it on the floor and it split in two. Of course, when this happened I went on to search for the what it meant when a crystal splits, I found so many opinions. The one that chimed with me the most is that if it splits in two then you are meant to share it with someone who is need of its power. It is the old one’s way of letting you know it is time to aid someone else with the stone that has helped you so much. Another opinion is that the crystal should be buried back in the earth, giving it back to where is came from. I suppose you would need to listen to your intuition with this one. Whatever you feel most drawn to would be the correct path to chose with how to proceed with your stone. Amethyst is again used to heal personal loss, it can help with emotional stability and enhance your ability to adapt to different situations.
The last but by no means the least is my Tigers Eye stone. I could often spend my time just looking at the patterns on the stone, it was mesmerising. It is shaped almost like a tooth, I found this intriguing as the gem, after all, is named after a beautiful animal; the tiger. It is used in protection, to promote artistic abilities and bring confidence to the wearer, among the many things it can do. It is also such a beautiful stone which I seem to have a special connection with. In all honesty, confidence is something I struggle with daily and I have done since a very young age, maybe my aunt recognised this within me. This may be why the stone spoke so strongly towards me.
So these are three of my favourite crystals from when I grew up; I treasure them all because as well as aiding me they also hold such a memory for me. A couple of other stones from my youth that I have are a hag stone I picked up at a local beach, and a white stone that I found while on a walk in Tintagel in Cornwall- King Arthurs Castle. Do you have favourite crystals with memories attached to them?
They are most precious to me,