September 22nd marked the Fall Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of Autumn. Nature has begun its descent into winter. Leaves turns colors of reds and golds, birds migrate south, and the final stage of the harvest takes place. Fall is a time of transition and change. Opposite of spring, which notes the beginning and fresh starts, fall is about the end of growth, and the wisdom and maturity one has at the end of their life.
The element that connects to autumn is that of earth. Earth is practical, wise, and resourceful. We see this in the zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, as these natives are the ‘do-ers’ of the zodiac, making plans and getting tasks achieved. Connecting to the earth element this fall, we can focus on growth and completing goals we had set in the previous months. What else needs to get done before the winter? How can you reach your final stages of growth for the year?
To connect to the autumn energies, here is a pairing of crystals that contain the essence of fall:
Smoky Quartz – This mineral honors our connection to Mother Earth and anchors us to the physical world. It removes negative emotions such as worry, anxiety, and stress, sending them back to the earth’s core for cleansing. Smoky Quartz has the ability to help us deal with change and manifesting our goals/dreams.
Amber – As we transition into the cold months ahead, Amber is a stone that brings warmth and joy into one’s life. Connecting to our Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras, it lifts our moods, removing worry and other negative emotions. Due to the life force energy it carries, Amber was thought to achieve longevity, and connects to the earth element.
Chiastolite – Autumn is the season of wisdom and maturity. It represents the final stage before death (Winter). Chiastolite is a stone that allows us to accept the stages of life (birth, death, rebirth) with grace and peace. A protective stone, it helps us feel safe and secure in our environments, shielding negativity.
Nuummite – Nuummite is a stone that is of self-mastery and empowerment, helping us transition into the maturity of fall. It assists in releasing trapped energies so that we can embrace and grow into this season.