The Spring Equinox is a time of balance and enlightenment, literally and figuratively. The dark nights have been receding and the light days have been growing in length which has led in turn to the growth and greening of the plants and trees.
Many crystals and stones, like the plants around us, thrive on the increased light and fertile energies that surround us in Spring.
With its golden yellow hue Citrine epitomises the warm glow of the ever increasing Spring sunshine to which the plants and flowers lovingly respond. Citrine has the optimistic energy of Spring and all the potential it promises. It has the bright energy of golden daffodils which cannot fail to cheer us up even when the Spring showers are pouring down. If you are looking to bring light, brightness and joy into your life Citrine is a charming choice that will inspire and illuminate.
Just as nature bursts forth so dynamically at this time of year, Citrine can really help us get back the spring in our step, filling us with energy, improving our esteem and encouraging us to express ourselves. After being cooped up over Winter some people, like the bulbs below the earth, cannot wait to get out into the open air and feel the sun on them once more and Citrine is a great ally for all those who feel that way.
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This gentle gemstone is full of the energies of Spring and of blooming flowers – thanks to the Faeries who so lovingly and tenderly care for the beautiful blooms. If you can find a Fluorite that mixes green with purple in its colouring, it will work wonders for anyone who grows, arranges or keeps flowers, who works with aromatherapy oils, or who is hoping to ‘bloom’ in their own way.
We can all ‘bloom’ in many different ways, for example when we come of age, develop in confidence, increase our skills, find our centre, or find our place in this world. Fluorite and the Spirits and Sprites associated with it are very keen for us each to blossom and bloom in our own unique way. Like every flower human beings require careful tending in order to bloom, our confidence and esteem – like flower petals – can be easily crushed or blown away by harshness from others or our environments or by negative thoughts from ourselves.
Fluorite teaches us to not only be careful with our own blossoming but to actively encourage others sensitively and caringly so that we might encourage others to blossom beautifully too. Bi-coloured Fluorite is especially powerful at the time of the Spring Equinox. When placed around flowering plants or aromatherapy oils Fluorite and the attending Faeries can help them to last longer.
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Named for Merlin, the fabled magician and adviser to King Arthur, Merlinite is a stone of magic and mystery. As a form of dendritic chalcedony it is black and white in form and is a reminder of the balance of light and darkness at the time of the Equinox, when both the day and night are of equal length. The veil between our world and the Otherworld or Faerieland is said to be at its thinnest at liminal or in-between times such as at the Equinoxes, Dusk and Dawn. When the veil is thinnest magic is also said to be at its most powerful. Merlinite epitomises that liminal energy and can connect us to that liminal space and time whenever we call upon its help acting as a key between worlds and to the realm of magic.
Merlinite connects past, present and future, connecting us to our ancient ancestors, to the here and now and to the generations yet to come. We too must find a balance within ourselves between the light and the dark, between our past and our future for we are at our most potent and powerful magically when we are at peace and in balance with ourselves and the universe.
Many magical acts involve shedding what is no longer of use and then bringing in that which we seek. We must shed the old to bring in the new. Decluttering and Spring cleaning are very popular around the time of the Equinox as we seek to find or create balance in our homes and in turn the state of our homes is symbolic of the state of our inner selves for many of us also like to engage in emotional or psychological Spring cleaning around the same time.
In many ways Merlinite is a crystal form of the Yin Yang symbol showing us how two seemingly opposing or aspects can in fact be complementary to each other and interdependent upon each other for their existence – after all we cannot have shadows without light to cast them. If you are seeking balance try holding two Merlinite tumblestones, one in each hand, and meditating on bringing balance and harmony to yourself and your life.
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- Tree Agate
Just as the trees are coming back into leaf and in some cases into blossom, Tree Agate also comes back into its creative power. With its balance of dark green and light white markings in many ways Tree Agate exemplifies the balance of the dark of the night and the light of the day that we get at the time of the Equinoxes.
Tree Agate likes to remind us to find a balance between our needs and the needs of the trees and the planet as a whole, encouraging us to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and to cut back on waste by composting, re-using and recycling wherever possible.
If you are looking to encourage your plants, your projects, your circle of friends or any part of your life to grow, especially as the days and nature will continue to grow into Summer, then Tree Agate is a great stone to work with. You can place tumblestones of Tree Agate around your plants to help them grow, near or around your cash book or petty cash tin to grow your wealth, place one in your purse to help you to grow your wealth and keep hold of more of it as you go along in life, or place several around your phone or address book to grow friends or contacts or place them around your college notes and books to grow your knowledge.
As Tree Agate helps us to connect to the ancient Dryads, the Ghillie Dhu, the Skogsrå and other Faeries associated with Trees and Plants, we can also call on their help if we wish to grow and develop anything in our lives or a part of ourselves. Faeries of all kinds are keen for us to continue to grow and develop in life, we may grow up, but we never stop growing who we are and gaining wisdom with age.
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