It's that time of the year again. The leaves are falling and turning color, the air is getting crisper, and it's time to start thinking about what you'll wear as the weather gets cooler. You may also start wondering, "What crystals should I use this fall?" Thankfully, we have that list covered! There are a few crystal options that are perfect for the season.
We all know about the incredible power of crystals. You can use them for meditation, healing, and other amazing things. But did you know that each crystal has its own unique properties? And that these properties align with the seasons?
Here are some of the best crystals for the fall season, and their metaphysical attributes.
This metallic crystal represents the golden colors of nature and sunlight common at this time of year. Work with pyrite to conduct an honest review of your finances or business. Pyrite will stimulate your prosperity mindset by encouraging action and the application of strategy. This golden stone is an ally for success as it helps you examine what works for you and expand on it.
Pyrite’s Metaphysical Attributes
Pyrite's unique energy composition makes it suitable in any house or workplace. It contributes to pleasure through its motivating and optimistic energy. Additionally, it protects the body from negative energy and keeps evil spirits away.
Pyrite also strengthens your willpower during difficult times to assist you in doing the activities and making the decisions necessary for your success and growth.
If you are in a space where out-of-the-box ideas are necessary, Pyrite can significantly stimulate your creativity. This stone will help you to feel inspired and connected more frequently even if numerous things in your life drain or distract your energy. At times, this inspiration will feel exactly like striking gold!
Use one or two of these suggested affirmations to help remind you of the power of Pyrite during the fall.
- I am inspired and connected to my creativity.
- I feel motivated and optimistic.
- I know that pyrite strengthens my willpower.
Offered in various colors, moonstones are often creamy off-white with a pearlescent shine. At this time of year, the moon becomes more visible and rules our inner world. Moonstone crystals assist us in connecting with the moon and thus our intuitive and psychic nature. This crystal is also traditionally associated with new beginnings and transitioning into new phases, or seasons of our lives.
Moonstone’s Metaphysical Attributes
In many spiritual traditions, particularly feng shui, the moon symbolizes the divine feminine. Typically, the reproductive cycles of women correspond to the phases of the Moon, each being between 28-31 days. Moonstones can be used to help you connect with your own inner cycles to bring more balance and awareness to your everyday life, especially during the fall season.
Moonstone crystals activate feminine energies such as strong intuition and creative force and can be used for harmonizing or calming tension and emotions. Additionally, Moonstone helps you connect with your feminine side which each of us has within. The vibration of Moonstone crystals is yin, responsive, reflective, and linked to the subconscious. Moonstone's energy is also helpful to natural healing, creativity, and maternal protection.
Write down and recite one or more of these suggested affirmations to help remind you of the energies of Moonstone during fall.
- I am attuned to my intuition and have a strong creative force.
- I know my own inner rhythms and use them to bring more balance and awareness into my life.
- I feel deeply connected to the lunar cycles and my cycle within.
Petrified wood is the fossilized and mineralized remains of ancient trees. They are preserved over millions of years, transforming them into a bio-crystal. Trees play an essential role in seasonal change. This is an excellent stone for connecting with your recent and ancient ancestors and helping you with your genetic background research.
Petrified Wood’s Metaphysical Attributes
Petrified wood was once a living tree, driven by the earth's energies. It's fantastic for grounding and connecting with nature, and can strengthen the root and sacral chakras.
If you are worried about your home's safety or finances, keep a piece of Petrified Wood handy to calm your concerns. It will help you make sensible decisions and center your energies. But of course, petrified wood is no substitute for appropriate financial advice, common-sense safety, and contacting appropriate law enforcement agencies if you feel threatened.
Petrified wood also restores dispersed energies, making it ideal for writers and artists battling creative blocks and the distractions accompanying creative pursuits.
Petrified Wood Affirmations
Keep one or more of these suggested affirmations in mind to help you remember the grounding power of Petrified Wood during fall.
- I know that I am connected to all living things.
- I make sensible decisions based on my intuition and connection to the natural world.
- I am restored and replenished by nature.
Obsidian is a kind of natural volcanic glass that is created naturally from the quick cooling of a lava flow. It has long been utilized for scrying and communicating with the spirit realm. During the fall season, it is said the veil between worlds is thin making it easier to communicate with spirits. This jet-black stone is perfect for interacting with the unseen realm, practicing shadow work, and psychic protection.
Obsidian’s Metaphysical Attributes
Obsidian is a protective talisman, bringing clarity, protection, and equilibrium. Black obsidian is among the most excellent gemstones for severing ties to people, energies, and situations that no longer benefit you.
Obsidian has been found in many ancient civilizations, in fact, the earliest obsidian artifacts found so far are from Melka Kunture, a 1.7 Ma Paleolithic site in Ethiopia. Our ancestors used obsidian for years. Obsidian was often cut into arrowheads for protection or hunting, today you can find modern cut Obsidian arrowheads used for cutting energetic cords. You can also find obsidian polished into mirror-like spheres and disks for scrying which is a form of intuitive communication.
This glass crystal can also be used as energetic reinforcement for grounding and clearing away whatever psychic or emotional "junk" you have been holding onto, such as unhealthy habits and unpleasant emotions. Fall is a great season to clear out energies that no longer serve your growth, being a transitional season “fall cleaning” is a great practice to help you clear the cobwebs as we step into winter.
Black Obsidian Affirmations
Use one or two of these affirmations to keep in mind the powerful cleansing and protective energies of Black Obsidian during fall.
- I let go of all fear, anger, and pain.
- I am free and protected to be my authentic self.
- I am open to guidance and wisdom.
Smoky Quartz can be brown, smoky gray, or even black. These colors symbolize our journey inside during the lengthening evenings and longer nights of late fall and winter. During the fall season it is important to begin taking a step back from the hustle and bustle of summer energy, we are called inward in order to prepare for the darkness of winter.
Smoky Quartz’s Metaphysical Attributes
Smoky Quartz crystals aid in the purification of unwanted energy from external sources or own creation. As we transition into fall and winter we are called to clear out the energies no longer needed for our internal growth. Energies such as self-doubt, self-neglect, or stagnation should be cleansed in order to prepare for the darker and slower months ahead. Utilize smoky quartz to become conscious of these negative thought patterns and cultivate a more positive outlook throughout fall and winter.
Smoky Quartz is said to have earth energy; it is an excellent stone for transforming lower-frequency energy into white light via the Earth. In addition, it is the stone of Muladhara, the root chakra, making it a perfect grounding stone. Possessing Smoky Quartz may assist if you have recently relocated and feel homesick or if you are needing some extra grounding guidance through your current reality.
Smoky Quartz Affirmations
Write down and keep close one or two of these affirmations to remember the grounding and transformative energies of Smoky Quartz during fall.
- I know that by becoming more conscious of my negative thought patterns, I can cultivate a more positive outlook.
- I am grounded and rooted in my chakra work.
- I feel lighter and more positive after releasing what no longer serves me.
Citrine is a golden-brown or golden-yellow gemstone that mimics autumn leaves and golden sunlight. This sunstone is all about prosperity and blessings which is very much in alignment with the overarching sense of gratitude that fall brings. Citrine is wonderful for cultivating an attitude of appreciation and faith in the Universe's provision.
Citrine’s Metaphysical Attributes
Citrine is the balancing stone for Manipura, the solar plexus chakra. It is accountable for our interpersonal relationships and "feeling of self" in society. Your solar plexus chakra may be overactive if you've recently experienced anger, perhaps over trivial matters, or if you feel the need to dominate everything.
On the other hand, if you feel timid, insecure, and as if your thoughts don't matter, this could indicate that your solar plexus chakra is under-active. One of Manipura's tasks is to find a balance between staying in and venturing out.
Use Citrine during fall to help remind yourself of the balanced energies of self-confidence, gratitude, warmth, and prosperity. We can often get distracted during the fall and winter with holidays, the changing weather, and other personal journeys. Citrine helps you to remind yourself of the power you have within to navigate the many changes and challenges of life’s seasons.
Recite one or two of these affirmations while holding your Citrine close to awaken the positive and grateful energies of Citrine during fall.
- I feel confident and grateful for all that I have.
- I know that I have the power within me to navigate the changes and challenges in life.
- I am balanced and grounded, and I can handle whatever comes my way.
Fall is a wonderful time to get in touch with our inner selves as we journey into winter, and using crystals is one effective method to do that. Keep the above crystals close by, in your pocket, purse, on your altar, or in your car during the season of fall to keep their energy close by. Write down an affirmation or two corresponding to the crystal you are using to help remind you of their power and the power you have within you!
We are hoping that this guide will assist you in selecting a new crystal to add to your collection or making some changes to the ones you already have. And remember, there's no wrong way to use crystals. They can always help you feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. We can't wait to see how these crystals will help you on your adventure!