7 Crystals to Use for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables. This is a time of plenty, gratitude, celebrating the stability of home and hearth, and sharing our bounty with those who are less fortunate.
As the year comes to an end, the Earth’s natural cycle heads towards completion, and the power of the sun begins to wane. Mabon is a time of reaping what you have sown and thanking the sun for the bountiful harvest. It is a time for thinking about if and how your aspirations and hopes of Imbolc and Ostara have manifested.
This is also a good time for completing projects, or for clearing things out of your life by letting go of anything that is no longer needed or beneficial as we move towards the period of reflection and rest over winter. The beginnings of ideas and plans for the coming year may begin to form, but will remain mostly dormant until the following spring. These new ideas may be related to plans that perhaps did not go as well as you hoped or even possibly went completely knew.
Topaz is a soothing stone that has the ability to direct energy to where it is needed most. It helps us to see the truth of a situation and promotes forgiveness of ourselves and others. This crystal can help to show you which path is best for you and in setting goals for the future. The lively energy of this stone brings joy, generosity, health, and abundance to life. It is an excellent choice for affirmations and visualisation—negativity will not last long around topaz.
Blue topaz in particular is a good choice for meditation and helping you to live in accordance with your aspirations and beliefs. It assists in seeing where you have strayed from the path you wish to follow and gently guides you back.
2. Lapis Lazuli
This stone helps to bring the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of being into balance and helps to combat the feeling of a lack of purpose. It encourages you to take control of your life and seek out truth. Lapis lazuli aids in expressing your emotions and helps to release repressed anger, particularly when this is causing problems with communication.
This crystal may be familiar to many people and has a number of beneficial properties. Hematite is a very grounding and protective stone that helps to harmonise the mind, body, and spirit. It boosts self-esteem, willpower, and reliability, and will aid in removing self-imposed limitations. This stone gives support in solving problems in life and will help to bring your attention to unfulfilled desires.
Amber has a strong connection to the earth and is a powerful healing and cleansing stone. It has the ability to absorb negative energy and transform it into positive. Amber brings stability to life and brings us the motivation to strive for what we want to achieve. This crystal aids in developing a positive and patient state of mind, and also acts as a support during the process of decision making, boosts memory, and helps us to see past negativity and disapproval that may be holding us back in life and from achieving goals and desires.
Aventurine is a positive stone that is often used to grid houses and gardens against geopathic stress. It helps to diffuse negative situations such as disagreements and brings them back to positive and constructive communication. This crystal helps to boost leadership qualities and agent decision making. It encourages you to persevere in order to achieve your goals even when the path seems difficult or the odds stacked against you. Aventurine can help you to see all of the alternative possibilities in a situation and is particularly useful if you have trouble accepting these alternatives when presented by other people. It can help to calm anger and irritation and promote a feeling of general well-being.
Although not technically a crystal as it is fact fossilised dinosaur dung, coprolite has a range of beneficial properties. It is an excellent stone for finding the courage to carry on no matter how difficult life may be. It opens the mind to new ideas and helps to keep thought processes flexible. This is a wonderful tool in assisting you to move from the old to the new, whether this is in terms of relationships, homes, jobs or in another area of life. Coprolite will support and assist during the process of transitions, transformation and personal growth. This unusual stone will also help you to recognise, release and move on from old outdated and no longer useful thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours opening you up to new experiences and optimism for the future.
This crystal is traditionally linked to astrology and astronomy and helps in understanding the major cycles of life. It will remind you of your innate perfection and shows you that you can manifest all of your dreams and hopes for the future. Cassiterite helps you to view situations objectively and to understand why they occurred the way they did, paving the way for compassion and forgiveness for what occurred. This crystal is useful for people who tend to sacrifice their own wants and needs in order to help others.
It will help you to see what needs to be done or what is reasonable to do for others when asked. Cassiterite is a good choice for anyone who experienced high levels of disapproval in their childhood or felt rejected or abandoned at this time. It will help to contain negative energy and emotions produced by this and will gently dissolve the resulting pain. This crystal is supportive through transitions of all kinds.
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