Gemstones for Surviving Family Gatherings

Gemstones for Surviving Family Gatherings

Gemstones for Surviving Family Gatherings

It’s holiday season, and for many of us that means lots of family gatherings.  While some families are more harmonious and some are more tricky, we can all agree that getting that many people in one room together can lead to some interesting dynamics… Check out our guide for using gemstones to survive all those upcoming family gatherings!

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rose quartz

Rose Quartz is the ultimate stone of love and peace.  In mythology, rose quartz was believed to have occurred after Adonis (who loved Aphrodite) was attacked by Ares, the god of war.  In the story, Aphrodite went to save Adonis and caught herself on a thorny bush.  Aphrodite arrived too late though and Adonis had already died.  Their blood mixed and stained the white quartz around them pink, creating rose quartz.  Zeus took pity on them and brought Adonis back to life for 6 months of each year to be with Aphrodite.  Because of this legend, rose quartz is seen as the stone of reconciliation and love.  This helps you to be the peacemaker within your family and to ease tense, uncomfortable situations.  Rose quartz is also wonderful for self-love, teaching you to love yourself first and that love for others will easily flow from self-love.

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jade

Jade is another heart stone, calming and balancing the mind and emotions, boosting self-love and self-esteem, and deflecting negativity from others.

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blue lace agate

Blue Lace Agate is a very calming & cooling stone.  Coordinating with the throat chakra, blue lace agate helps you to communicate and express your true feelings.  It calms stress and helps the peacemaker.  Blue lace agate helps to encourage kind words, limit confrontations, and protects against angry outbursts from others.  Additionally, blue lace agate is very helpful in navigating the parent-child relationship, reducing the judgement and other difficult feelings often present on both sides of that dynamic.

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rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is the ideal stone for anyone who has experienced emotional or physical trauma.  It provides deep healing and increases self-esteem, giving you the ability to grow past the trauma.  Rhodochrosite helps you to stand up for what you want and need in both love and family relationships.

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huge citrine drops

Citrine is a happy, joyful stone.  Historically, it was said that citrine held only pure sunlight and never absorbed negativity.  It helps to make children feel loved and is great for navigating the extra challenges of blended families and stepfamilies.

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onyx

Onyx provides strength in difficult circumstances.  It can assist in bringing a satisfactory conclusion to situations that have been dragging on.  If you are in an argument or under harsh & unfair criticism, especially from someone older than you, onyx gives you the ability to confidently stand up for yourself while simultaneously helping you to keep your cool instead of losing your temper.

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We hope these gemstones help you to enjoy the holidays and all of your family gatherings!

Happy Beading!!

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