CRYSTAL HEALING

Predicting the 10 Crystals You Will Absolutely Need in 2017

Whether you’re going through a bad breakup, or in need of some serious total-body cleansing, crystal therapy could be your answer.


Photography by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W magazine December 2015.

“According to numerology, this new year is the end of a nine-year cycle,” said Brooklyn-based natural healer and crystal therapy guru Kalisa Augustine. “There are a lot of people going through the end, transitions, letting go and the completion of cycles. That can be hard for people to understand.” If your 2017 is off to a rocky start, you aren’t alone. Whether it’s everything happening politically that’s affecting you, or your personal life is getting intense, there’s a crystal to help, or so the crystal healing gurus claim. Below, stones to add to your crystal arsenal ASAP as 2017 gets underway. It’s often said that the right crystal will find you, but just in case it doesn’t, keep these in mind for your next crystal shopping adventure.

Ametrine Augustine suggests getting an Ametrine (a combo of an Amethyst and Citrine) as you let go of the old and bring in the new. “Citrine brings that new life and energy and mojo to get going again, and Amethyst connects you to your higher self and divine energy,” she said. “It connects you to your highest potential.

Rose quartz to nurture any current romantic relationships or open your heart up to new love. Photo: Advisory Board Crystals.

Rose Quartz Rose Quartz is an essential for every crystal collection. Carry it with you and keep one in your bedroom, as this is a stone of the heart. Whether you are looking to nurture any current romantic relationships or hoping to open your heart up to new love, Rose Quartz is just the ticket. It helps sooth broken hearts and emotional wounds and makes way for an open heart ready to receive love. This soothing crystal is also good for those who are looking to get better sleep—it’s calming energies will bring you a good sleep and beautiful dreams.

Carry the powerful Moonstone with you for new beginnings, insight and intuition. Photo: Advisory Board Crystals.

Pyrite Pyrite is a power stone that’s helpful in many areas, from increasing your willpower and motivation to improving your finances (whether you want to make wiser money decisions or overcome financial hardship).

Moonstone Deeply connected to the moon and feminine energies, this ethereal stone should always be in your travel bag. Carry the powerful Moonstone with you for new beginnings, insight and intuition. Keep in mind that a new moon is a particularly good time to set intentions with your Moonstone nearby.

Black Tourmaline Stone, the crystal glossary app, says it best: “Black tourmaline is a grounding, anxiety-diffusing, confidence-inspiring, purifying power stone when used in meditation, worn around the neck, kept in the pocket of your favorite jeans, stashed in the glove box…seriously, just put it everywhere.”

Moss Agate epitomizes stability, incredible persistence, and absolute grounding. Photo: Advisory Board Crystals.

Moss Agate This is another stone that’s all about new beginnings. According to Advisory Board Crystals, “Moss Agate epitomizes stability, incredible persistence, and absolute grounding. It is know to galvanize trust, hope, and further abolish the stresses of today’s modern lifestyle, in order to establish parallelism in ones modern life.”

Carnelian The crystal experts at Spellbound Sky, a crystal shop in Los Angeles, say that Carnelian is “used for courage, confidence, creativity, and getting in that motivated mode…. the perfect stone to amplify all that proactive energy needed to make those 2017 intentions a reality.”

Aragonite for finding balance and gaining confidence and strength in your life.

Aragonite From Stone: “We’ve all had ‘em: ugly breakups, misguided decisions, mutated dreams, and big ideas gone bad. And some just hang in longer than others. When it’s time to really get over it and really move on—chin up, head high, middle fingers blazing—get down with Aragonite and get down with deep heeling.” This is the perfect stone for finding balance and gaining confidence and strength in your life.

Selenite Like Rose Quartz, Selenite is part of every stone lover’s core collection. Especially as the new year gets underway, Selenite is important for clearing and cleansing and getting rid of bad energies. Time to get rid of that bad juju!

Smoky Quartz From Stone: “Smoky Quartz is ideal for clearing the path ahead of dark detritus–insecurities, fears, and those sociopaths and narcissists who come in the guise of friends. Smoky Quartz has a swaddling effect, hold you down (in a good way) and laying a foundation for clear insights to emerge from the ooze of everyday life.”

Oscar Nominations 2017: Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Beautiful People of This Year’s Academy Awards

Emma Stone, Best Actress, La La Land

Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2017

Isabelle Huppert, Best Actress, Elle

Ryan Shorosky

Ruth Negga, Best Actress, Loving

Emma Tempest; W magazine October 2016

Natalie Portman, Best Actress, Jackie

Craig McDean, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2017

Meryl Streep, Best Actress, Florence Foster Jenkins

Michael Thompson, styled by Camilla Nickerson; W magazine May 2006

Andrew Garfield, Best Actor, Hacksaw Ridge

Craig McDean; W magazine February 2017

Ryan Gosling, Best Actor, La La Land

Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Lori Goldstein; W magazine October 2010

Casey Affleck, Best Actor, Manchester by the Sea

Craig McDean; W magazine February 2017

Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor, Captain Fantastic

Victoria Stevens; W magazine July 2016

Denzel Washington, Best Actor, Fences

Juergen Teller

Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress, Manchester by the Sea

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer. Retouching: DTouch; Produced by Kyle Heinen and Joey Battaglia for Rosco Production; Digital Technician: Nicholas Ong; Photography assistants: Nick Brinley, Maru Teppei, Kris Shacochis, Brian Bee; Fashion assistants: Ryann Foulke, Sam Walker, Dena Giannini, Schanel Bakkouche; Hiar assistants: Quentin Barnette, Kristin Heitkotter, Louis Orozco; Makeup assistants: Grace Ahn, Miguel Ramos; set-design attestants: Tony Cecilia, Lizzie Lang, Andre Andrews; production assistants: Mike Stacey, Davin Singh, Damian Sanchez, Asli Akal; Special thanks to Quixote Studios, Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress, Lion

Naomi Harris, Best Supporting Actress, Moonlight

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress, Fences

Mario Sorrenti, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2012

Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor, Moonlight

Craig McDean

Lucas Hedges, Best Supporting Actor, Manchester by the Sea

Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor, Hell or High Water

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor, Lion

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor, Nocturnal Animals

Photographs by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlando Pita Play; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior. Manicures by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Piers Hanmer.

Damien Chazelle, Best Director and Best Screenplay, La La Land

Photograph by Maciek Kobielski, styled by Samantha Traina; W magazine December 2016
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