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garnet malaThe 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. It represents rebirth, it is a time of reflection, 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. Energetically, the Winter Solstice is the perfect time to set your intentions, decide how you would like to manifest your desires, and renew your dedication to your spiritual growth.

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.

There are some crystals that are traditionally associated with the winter solstice. Add these crystals to your morning meditation, work with them in your daily rituals, carry or wear them to bring their supportive energy with you wherever you go. Our list has included some of the more common crystals so that hopefully you can use these right away from your own collection. If you don’t have them, stop by our shop or click the link to buy them online!


 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. This is an excellent crystal to help you manifest intentions for the upcoming New Year. 


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 and to complete your goals with enthusiasm.

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 Specimen | Medium


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

Rose Quartz

Enter the new season with unconditional love for yourself and others. Rose Quartz  reminds you, even in dark times, that you are an important part of the universe. During a change of seasons, this is a crystal that ensures you leave anything unhelpful behind and move forward with only good, loving, energies.

Snowflake Obsidian

This stone will help you to find a balance between light and dark, especially for those who have difficulties with the long nights of winter. Snowflake Obsidian helps with inner reflection and brings 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 its ability to foster soothing energy and bring about calm, Snow Quartz is often used to help with purification on a spiritual level. 

Crystal Life’s staff and local artisan crafters are energy practitioners of various disciplines. We work with hand-selected, top quality gemstones and materials. Our original designs are based on our knowledge of ancient and contemporary energy modalities.  

Crystal Life is renowned for its peaceful energy, which comes from our commitment to work in respectful cooperation with all life forms, including product, staff, and our in-store and online customers.  

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Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

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