Seven Crystals for Traveling
Throughout time, people have travelled for a variety of reasons. In past times, travelling away from home may have been vital in a group’s survival, for example, in the case of searching for food or a safe place to live. Travelling also helped people to find and sell items as needed. Nomadic groups travelled extensively moving from one place to another in order to find food, pasture for their cattle and trade opportunities.
For many people, it is no longer necessary to travel in order to search for food or a safe place to live. We may need to travel to our places of work, schools, and colleges and to visit family or friends and a great number of people choose to travel for pleasure. These journeys may be made in a variety of ways, for example using public transport, airplanes, by bike or on foot depending on the distance and aim of the journey. Regarding travelling for pleasure, it may be the journey itself that is the focus for example in the case of hikers or mountain climbers.
Crystals can be used to help facilitate safe travel and as protective amulets. They can also be used to aid and prevent some of the issues people may experience connected to travel for example homesickness, travel sickness and jet lag. Whether you are making a journey across your town to work or school or making an around the world trip, crystals can be a great support along the way.
Turquoise is a beneficial stone for travellers and has long been used in protection amulets. This crystal dispels negative energy and helps to protect against environmental pollutants. It is an empathic and balancing stone that assists in problem solving and promotes a calm but alert state of mind. Turquoise helps to guard travellers against loss, theft and falls and brings good fortune to those who carry it.
This is a great crystal for travel as it offers protection from accidents, especially during air travel. It can help to soothe a fear of flying, eases tension and helps to combat jet lag. Malachite is a useful crystal for travelling at busy times such as the crowds of rush hour that helps to ease travel sickness. This is an adventurous stone that encourages risk taking and change so can be useful for hesitant or nervous travellers. Malachite should only be used in polished form as this crystal is toxic and breathing the dust must be avoided.
Moonstone is an especially protective stone for anyone who travels at night or over water. It has a strong connection to the moon and its calming properties. This tranquil stone has a soothing energy that can bring calm, balance and a sense of peace to anyone carrying it. Moonstone is often known as the stone of new beginnings and attracts good fortune.
This crystal is incredibly grounding and will help you to feel comfortable in any environment you find yourself. This gives Cerussite the ability to alleviate homesickness by helping your soul to feel at home wherever it is. This crystal helps in reducing jet lag and in making short-term compromises that may be necessary. Cerussite aids in decision making and personal growth while teaching us how to be flexible and responsible for ourselves. This stone has the ability to enhance communication and helps in adjusting to different cultural norms.
Aquamarine has a strong connection to the sea and has traditionally been carried as a talisman by sailors and is believed to protect against drowning and other dangers of sea travel. It is a stone of courage that helps to reduce stress and quiet the mind. This crystal is also affective in healing sea sickness. Aquamarine promotes self-expression and facilitates communication, soothes fear and encourages service to humanity. It is also a useful crystal in alleviating the fear of water, learning to swim and for anyone taking long-haul flights or driving long distance.
This crystal is a powerful grounding and protective stone that will harmonise mind, body and spirit. It helps to boost survivability, willpower, reliability and confidence. Hematite is excellent for absorbing negative energies from around you and protects from danger. This crystal can help to ease jet lag.
7. Rose Quartz
This variety of quartz is a good choice for anyone travelling using transport controlled by others, such as public transport, airline flights or cruises. This is due to the fact that rose quartz has the ability to protect you against accidents caused by the carelessness of other people. Rose quartz has a soothing and calming energy that promotes restorative sleep and helps to prevent nightmares and night terrors. It aids in the acceptance of change and can be used to soothe burns or blisters.
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