14 Crystals for Setting New Years Goals & Intentions
I use crystals to help me get clear on my intentions. I don’t often make these intentions measurable, but I do try to get specific.
Researching different crystals and their meanings helps me get that specificity I need and often helps me uncover what I really want to work on. I then use those crystals as part of my breathing and meditation practice to help ground me and work through unhelpful thoughts, anxieties, and rumination. The SSRIs and sobriety also help LOL.
Whatever your beliefs, consider how incorporating crystals into your daily practices could help you as they’ve helped me. That’s why I started this business hobby of mine.
Crystals are a beautiful ways to channel my love of research while helping me achieve my goal of incorporating meditation into my life… something that I know helps me (and is research based), but that I struggle to do consistently.
Consider these crystals for the new year and for your specific intentions. I’m not recommending your get every single one, but read through the meanings and consider which one might be a good fit.
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One of my favorite stones, Sodalite helps with speaking your truth, creating harmony and inner peace, and connecting with intuition. It increases your confidence and self-esteem by helping you know yourself on a deep level, which is critical for intention setting.
This crystal is perfect for the new year because it’s all about letting go of negative habits and limiting beliefs to create the opportunity for new energy and change.
Carnelian is about motivation and courage and calls in prosperity and good fortune. If you ever need a boost of vitality or a strengthening hand to hold, carnelian is there for you — your cheerleader, your coach, and your number one fan. Its presence will ignite your self-esteem and bring you the strength you need, when you need it.
Owning a tourmaline is like having a cosmic guard dog by your side, helping you fend off unwanted or negative demands on your time, energy, and resources. Protective and shielding, this crystal transmutes negative energy into positive. It’s a powerhouse of protection.
Malachite is known as the transformation stone because it is a deeply healing gem, helping you move on and take the life lessons from painful experiences. It can help you break patterns and heal from traumatic past events or painful emotional wounds. Restore your self-worth and increase your self-awareness with this understanding gem.
Amethyst is perfect for helping you let go of not-so-good habits or lifestyle behaviors. For centuries, it has been connected with sobriety and spirituality and will help increase your serenity and calmness. But also, if you need some motivation, amethyst can help you set realistic goals and stimulate your mind when you need it.
Green aventurine is a gem of good fortune, new beginnings, and alternative possibilities. It attracts prosperity, enhances creativity, and dissolves negative feelings, so it’s a great stone for calming irritation and working through the inevitable kinks of new ventures. If you need a lucky charm, wear green aventurine — its optimistic, magnetic energy will be sure to bring you fortune and opportunity in abundance.
Ocean jasper is a stone of joy and high spirits that lifts the veil of negativity and helps you see things from a more positive point of view. Ocean jasper supports the release of self-defeating behaviors by opening your eyes and heart to healthier habits and thought processes. Ocean jasper promotes playfulness, self-expression, relaxation, and infuses your words and creations with love and happiness. It also connects you with the physical world and helps you be content with what you have. This is the stone for if you your intentions are increasing positive feelings, relieving stress and worry, living with happiness, lifting your spirits, or becoming more optimistic.
This is the perfect gem for clearing your mind, enhancing meditation, bringing luck in love, releasing anger, and making positive changes.
I’ve just begun using Fluorite in my practice, it’s wonderful for clearing confusion in your mind, releasing all negativity, increasing concentration, wise decision making, and expanding the mind.
A beautiful red jasper tower on your desk or on the counter in your bathroom would be perfect for increasing motivation, speaking out, becoming more active, and manifesting new ideas and projects for creatives.
There should be no surprise that this is one of my favorite stones, like a beautiful overcast winter day, smoky quartz is perfect for those who want to focus on releasing fear and anger, overcoming negative emotions, or letting go.
You should also consider adding in a clear quartz and selenite. Clear quartz is perfect for magnifying intentions, clarifying the mind, amplifying your energy level, and bringing focus while Selenite is perfect for cleansing your crystals so they’re ready for your specific thoughts, meditations, and intentions.