We experience at least two solar eclipse events annually, but some years we can experience as many as five. This year the United States is super-hyped for the first full solar eclipse to occur over the continental states in over thirty-eight years on Monday, August 21. A solar eclipse ALWAYS happens at the time of a new moon – when you’re supposed to set the seeds of intention for manifestation. If you’re ready for transformation and new beginnings, today is the perfect time to focus on what you wish to create and ask the universe to help you manifest it or something better.
You can amplify your intentions with a quartz point. This is a normal process no matter what time of the year, but this eclipse will amplify your efforts and the quartz will help. Clear quartz is the master stone. Ask your quartz if it will work with you to create an intention. If you feel the affirmative, hold the quartz in the palms of your hands and focus positively and lovingly on what you wish to manifest. Make sure you are in a calm, happy environment when you set your intention, as any negativity can be picked up by the crystal.
Crystals in the Sun?
Many of you have asked us, should you energize your crystals in the sun during the eclipse? The sun is a natural energizer of crystals. Laying them out in the sun, even when there isn’t an eclipse, helps them energetically.
Putting them out in a solar eclipse is more powerful energetically, however, not all crystals should be placed in direct sunlight as it causes them to fade, become brittle, and causes the stone stress. These crystals can benefit from the eclipse by being placed on a table or window sill that does not receive direct sunlight. What crystals should avoid direct sunlight?
- Rose Quartz
- Smokey Quartz
Amber, girosol, and opal should not be placed in the sun because they are not formed “crystals” but are either a resin or have a liquid like interior. The sun will dry them out, causing them to become brittle and break and/or crack.
Enjoy the energy of the eclipse!