If you're like us here at Ground Gaia, then you are equally excited for Halloween coming up in just a few days! This is such a magical time of year, but what some don't know is that Halloween is actually based off of the traditional Celtic Pagan holiday, Samhain.
Samhain marked the end of the Celtic year and beginning of a new one: the end of summer and the beginning of winter. This is deeply symbolic of death and rebirth. It is also believed that from October 31 - November 1 the veil thins between the physical world and spiritual world, allowing spirits to come through easily. Throughout history Druids & Fortune-Tellers would use their abilities to connect to the other side. People would dress up in costumes hoping to scare away unwanted spirits, while others used this time to invite them in. Over thousands of years this has turned into what we know as Halloween, where kids go trick-or-treating, people dress up to celebrate, we all stuff our face with candy, but the history is all still there and relevant!
During this especially spiritual awakened time, it is a great idea to use crystals to protect yourself from lingering energies you have not invited in, or hone in on your spiritual abilities while it is enhanced. We think it is a great idea to do a bit of both, so here are a few must have crystals to keep with you this Halloween.
1)Black Obsidian: Black Obsidian is one of the best protection stones. It helps to connect you deeply to the earth and allows for true change. This is the best time to embrace change and new beginnings seeing as it is a time of death and rebirth. It will help you release the past and embrace the new year. Use a piece of black obsidian in a Samhain ritual, or just carry it with you to keep you protected, not only spiritually, but from all the craziness in our physical world that can occur on Halloween. There tends to be a lot of energy going on that day, and it's important to be able to ground yourself. If you are an empath, Black Obsidian is one you definitely need!
2)Smoky Quartz: Smoky Quartz is great for stability and grounding yourself. It helps to absorb and transmute energy into the earth, neutralizing any negativity. This is very helpful in any chaotic situations you may encounter, or if you are facing any feelings of anxiety. Smoky Quartz is the perfect recycler to take care of you and give it back to the earth in a positive fashion.
3)Amethyst: Amethyst is great for both protection and spiritual connection through your third eye and crown chakra, making it fantastic for this time of year. Many of us love to embrace the thinner veil between spirit and physical during this magical time, but we also have to keep ourselves protected from unwanted energies. Amethyst is like a 2 for 1 special, because it's perfect for both! Use Amethyst to tap into your truest self, connect to spirit guides, but feel safe while doing so.
4)Carnelian: Carnelian is another 2 for 1 special, because it keeps us grounded while also giving us energy and creativity. It has a lot of fire energy, much how it looks! Carnelian will keep you protected and stable, while also giving you a zest for embracing change and honing in on your creativity, sexuality & willpower. This is a great stone for all the party goers or if you are creating a costume!
5)Orange Calcite: Calcite in general is really great stone to use on Halloween, but we especially enjoy Orange Calcite for this time of year. It is great for creativity, much like carnelian. It is one of the best stones for easing transitions and encourages you to leave behind old habits, situations, and relationships you no longer need. It is also a powerful energy cleanser! This is another good one for all the empaths out there who especially need to cleanse themselves during this time.
6)Black Kyanite: While Black Kyanite can keep you grounded and protected, this one is amazing for connecting to your higher self this Halloween. Kyanite is the crystal you need in your life to explore all things spiritual. It can increase clairvoyance, manifestation, astral travel, soul retrieval and more. It is great for easing communication, which if we're being honest, we need during holiday festivities with lots of different energies at play. While it connects you to all things funky, you can use a beautiful fan shaped piece of it to do energy healing and sweep away unwanted energies that have clung on to you or someone else.
We encourage you to explore your higher self this Halloween! But remember to stay protected in the spiritual realm as well as this physical realm. These stones & crystals are our favorites for this time of year because they allow you to do both things with ease!
Ideas of how to use the crystals & stones...
First, I always like to say, DON'T OVERTHINK IT! Whether beginner or pro, we encourage you to explore with the stones and see what fits with you. But if you need a few ideas for how to use them, here you go...
1) You can get into your magical side and do a fun spell with the stones.
2) Create a crystal grid and manifest your intentions! This is one of the BEST times for manifestation and really honing in on intention setting. Focus of letting go of the past and creating what you want for the new year.
3)Just carry them with you! If you know you're going to be out and about and need a little extra protection, take your black obsidian, set it with the intention to protect you, and put it in your pocket. If you need that extra creativity, take the carnelian and orange calcite and do the same.
There are so many metaphysical tools you can use for Halloween! Candles, Sage, Crystals, Pendulums, and the list goes on! But you can never go wrong with buying some crystals, and the options are limitless!
If you are interested in buying the crystals listed in this blog, just click here to buy our Halloween Stone Kit or come into the store and pick it up! It includes tumbled stone versions of black obsidian, amethyst, carnelian, Orange Calcite, Smoky Quartz, and a Raw Fan of Black Kyanite. You can order it with or without sage!
We hope you enjoyed this blog & have a magical time!
Namaste, Ground Gaia