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The Winter Solstice has been a time of magic for millennia.  Celebrated around the globe, the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The Winter Solstice represents rebirth, a time of reflection, a time of celebrations, and rituals. For centuries, and still to this day, the celebration of Yule occurs during the Winter Solstice. Yule began with the Germanic people and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and welcomes the season of winter. The Winter Solstice marks the changes of seasons and is a perfect time to cleanse and smudge your spaces. Read our blog on smudging to learn more about this practice.

Here are some gemstone crystals that are traditional for this time of year and can help you through the energies present. 

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Bloodstone: A powerful healing stone, bloodstone is known for it’s grounding properties. A stone of courage, bloodstone brings love into any situation. 

Ruby: A traditional stone that has been used as part of the Winter Solstice celebrations for millennia, Ruby is a stone of passion, prosperity, and protection. A good stone to manifest intentions for the upcoming New Year. 

Garnet: A stone of fire and vitality, Garnet has also been used in Winter Solstice celebrations for a long period of time. An ancient talisman, Garnet is a stone of that helps you use your creative energy to create new life, to complete your goals with enthusiasm, and reach your goals. 

Black Onyx:  During this time of reflection, Black Onyx helps you to deepen your connection with self – allowing you to understand what motivates you and choose wisely for the upcoming year. Black Onyx is also a grounding stone, which you to release any negativity you may be carrying. 

Azurite:  A stone of mystery and magic, the stunning blues of Azurite will help you to deepen vision and have more clarity when communicating with your guides, team, and higher self. 

Sugilite:  Known as a healer’s stone, Sugilite will enhance your meditative state and space, which will allow you to tune into cosmic knowledge. Helps to balance the mind, spirit, and body. 

Snowflake Obsidian: This stone will help you to find balance between light and dark, especially for those who have difficulties with the long nights of winter. This is also a stone that helps with inner reflection, and helps by bringing things to the surface that must be addressed so you can move forward in your life. 

Snow Quartz:  Representing the purity of winter, Snow Quartz is believed to bring good fortune. Known for it’s ability to foster soothing energy and bring about calm, Snow Quartz is often used to help with purification on a spiritual level.