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Winter Solstice Crystals

By Adrienne Goff, Crystal Healer at Nature’s Treasures

Perhaps no month is more powerful and poignant than December. Winter weather comes and encourages a natural rhythm of slowing down and going inside, right when the holiday season is heating up. The winter solstice, on December 21st, marks the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Winter solstice is a time devoted to stillness, self-reflection, and inner work. It’s about journeying deep within to take a look at what is there, and to release or change what no longer serves you. It is also celebrated as a turning-point for the return of the light and the rebirth of the sun, making it a powerful time to focus on renewal, rejuvenation, and a new personal vision. Allows these two crystals to light your way through the deep December energy.

 Rainbow Obsidian: Rainbow Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is a rich black color. But when you hold it beneath the light, beautiful bands of blue, gold, red, violet, and green make a flashy appearance. This simple physical description tells the story of how it works energetically. Rainbows are a symbol of hope, and Rainbow Obsidian brings that energy into any inner darkness you want to shift. According to Crystal Expert, Naisha Ahsian: “Rainbow Obsidian creates a bridge of light into the dark and painful places of the mind, body, and emotions, allowing one to go in and heal them.” Meditating with it allows you to shine your conscious light upon your hidden shadow aspects. Then it helps you to create beautiful changes and rainbows where once there was darkness. 

Rainbow Obsidian keeps your energy and aura clear, balanced, stable, and protected. It contains Magnetite, the Earth’s natural magnet. Magnetite attracts and anchors light into the body, and it stabilizes the auric field. Rainbow Obsidian also contains Feldspar, which can release old energy blockages and deflect negative energy that might come your way. Since Rainbow Obsidian is born of fire and volcanic activity, it can help you to transmute lower energy and purify your bio-energetic system.

While most Obsidians have a blunt and hard-hitting energy, Rainbow Obsidian has a lightness to it that feels uplifting and joyful. If you tend to suffer from the holiday blues, or feel less than merry during family gatherings, Rainbow Obsidian can lift your spirits and deliver a positive dose of energy.


 Astrophyllite: Astrophyllite is a dynamic spiritual accelerator, a transformation stone that vibrates in harmony with the full spectrum of light. Therefore, it can activate, clear, and align all of the chakras. Astrophyllite accelerates you through a deep reflection and purging process. It acts like a mirror, revealing to you your shadows, karma, patterns, behaviors, and addictions that hold you back. It highlights where you are out of alignment, while also providing high vibrational light for clearing and transforming all that does not serve you.

If you are going through the dark night of the soul, Astrophyllite is a spiritual and emotional rescue stone that will guide you back to the light. It helps you to love and forgive yourself, while attuning you to your soul’s perfection. It reveals your Divine blueprint and highest mission, while bringing in signs and synchronicities to guide the way and to inspire you to stay on path.

Astrophyllite is also known to awaken the psychic senses and to facilitate multidimensional communication with angels, guides, ETs, and other-dimensional beings. The dimensional veils are thin during the solstice, making it the perfect time to work with Astrophyllite for contacting the other side.

Refine your inner light this winter solstice with these bright stones!

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