The Best Crystals For Halloween
For Aussies, Halloween has become synonymous with the end of Winter, and what better way to celebrate than a huge party in our neighbourhood streets? Buzz Lightyear walks with a Walking Dead zombie… Mexican skull art is popular and demonic Rambos roam … Toddlers dressed as pumpkins and teenagers with Mum’s favourite white sheet draped over them search for lollies and chocolate… It’s quite a spectacle. But underneath the frivolity, there is a sense of spookiness. Something feels a little off-kilter as your elderly neighbour hands out sweets dressed as a witch and glow-in-the-dark skulls and evil pumpkins line the streets. Underneath the fun, there’s a strange energy, perhaps because Halloween has been around for a long time.
The earliest traditions of Halloween can be found in ancient Ireland and Scotland. Late October was a pivotal time of year when seasons changed and Winter approached. More importantly though, it was believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead. It’s a concept repeated in many cultures in different eras, gradually merging into the global phenomenon of Halloween. Now, dressing up in a ghoulish costume to avoid being mistaken for zombie food and eating lots of sugar yourself, is a must.
Regardless of whether you’re just in it for the lollies or not, on this night, the idea that planes of existence (and possibly not very nice ones) await us after we’re done with this physical body become very real. Instead of scaring the chocolate out of yourself, rather contemplate your mood and feelings over this eery energy with crystals. Halloween is an excellent time to reflect, protect, acknowledge and commemorate the past and manifest a bright new future. These crystals will help ground yourself in the here and now, connect to your higher self and most of all, dispel negativity to feel a sense of wellbeing and happiness as you move forward. Even if it is with fake blood dripping from plastic Dracula fangs!
Energy vampires. Negativity merchants. Clear them all away with Black Tourmaline; it’s been used since ancient times to ward off demons! Regenerate your own joyful energy while dispelling the negativity around you and release those blocks within which store it. Incorporate Black Tourmaline into your Halloween costume for the ultimate protection against ghouls of the living and see-through sort.
Transform negative energy or ancestral blocks with Smoky Quartz. This stone is associated with the lower chakras, so will also help ground you to Mother Earth and the here and now.
Dragon’s Blood Jasper
Not only does it sound spooky, Dragons Blood Jasper is a fantastic stone for strengthening your courage, self-confidence and creativity. With a strong grounding energy, manifest abundance in the year ahead with this balancing crystal.
For those looking to grab the devil by the horns, Chevron Amethyst is perhaps the best crystal to help you connect with the higher realms. It also shares similar properties with normal Amethyst, which promotes a sense of calm, serenity and general good vibes. This is especially helpful if Halloween genuinely frightens you! Chevron Amethyst has extra oomph though, clearing the path to the higher realms, allowing access to the divine essence of your true, joyful self.