I love working with, using, wearing and being surrounded by crystals. They are pretty to look at, but are so much more than that.
…Could you please explain the meaning of your crystals?…
These are the crystals that I choose to use when doing face-to-face readings:
Rose Quartz (far left) encourages patience and compassion, gentleness and acceptance. I use rose quartz in this context to help ensure that the person receiving the reading remains patient with me, after all, I can only interpret the cards; it’s not up to me what they say, which, along with the next crystal…
Amethyst (second left and second right) works to prevent ‘shooting of the messenger syndrome’. A thing to remember with the tarot is sometimes the truth hurts. I don’t want to upset anyone, I certainly don’t want to make you angry or depressed; but as I said, I don’t pick your cards and I am not going to lie about what they say. That would defeat the object, wouldn’t it? If a card suggests that you are greedy and materialistic, I will tell you that; however, I might find a nice way of doing it – if I can. Amethyst serves other functions; it is a calming crystal and promotes the rest and relaxation of anyone in its vicinity. It is also a highly spiritual stone and can help me throughout the reading.
Selenite (middle front) is the crystal of mystical awareness. It is used for clarity and connection, gentle healing and as an energy amplifier. One of the reasons that I use this crystal when reading the tarot is that it works well with our intuition. I have a tendency to question everything and second guess things all the time, even though I know I shouldn’t always and instead should trust myself once in a while. I use selenite to help remedy this.
Desert Rose (far right) is another form of selenite, above. It is also works against distractions and has a peaceful, calming quality.
Citrine (middle back) Citrine is included here mainly for my benefit when I am reading. As a stone of upliftment and positive energy, it keeps me positive and uplifted. :-).
Note: I have only listed the properties of the crystals that are useful when I am reading the tarot; don’t forget they have others too. 🙂
As I mentioned, these are the crystals that I choose to work with when working face-to-face with people. If I was doing a distance reading via email, for example, the crystals would change.
I also find that for those who are new to the tarot and are a bit apprehensive about having their cards read, crystals are great. It can be hard for some to move completely away from the negative reputation tarot cards have, so crystals can serve as a safe distraction.
Not to mention the fact that, as said at the beginning of this post, crystals are pretty…who doesn’t like crystals?
Brightest Blessings All!