Winter Solstice gemstones

Power up your holidays with these supercharged seasonal gemstones

Alongside their beauty and rarity, gemstones are treasured for their mystical properties and
healing energies. Did you know
that the energy of a gemstone is heightened during certain times of the year?

For example, your own birthstone is most powerful for you during the time of your birth moonstone energy changes
during different phases of the moonturquoise changes when its ownership changes.

These gemstones are most powerful in December & January…

Winter Solstice Gemstones

In the Wiccan tradition, there are eight annual solar festivals called Sabbats. These eight celebrations are
known collectively as the “Wheel of the Year”. On or around December 22 we celebrate Winter
, also known as Yule or Midwinter.

The gemstones for this sabbat are Bloodstone, Garnet
and Ruby. Sabbat gemstones can be worn as jewelry or the stone placed on
your altar. These stones are most powerful during this season and are often used in rituals to increase the power
of the spell.

Garnet Pendant

Stimulation Stones…
arouse energy and get relief from post-holiday doldrums or winter melancholy.

Due to a perceived lack of sunshine, many people suffer from depression during the winter months. People who live in colder climates can find themselves feeling depleted as a grey winter persists for months on end.

These stones boost physical and mental energy. They will lift your spirits and brighten a dull or despondent environment.

Place these around your home of office. They will beat your blues on gloomy winter days.

Lemon Quartz


Sunstone Sphere

The Angel Stones

I believe that this time of the year abounds with miracles – and angels are all around us! It is a good time
to seek spiritual guidance by calling your guardian angel into service.

These stones promote communication with your angels.



December Birthstones

If you were born in the month of December, certain gemstones have more vibration power for you because they
are associated with the time of your birth.

There are numerous traditions that have been developed over the centuries that connect a particular gemstone
to your birth month. The stones listed below are December birthstones
whether traditional, talismanic, or other. Use or wear these in December for heightened love, prosperity and health!

Turquoise, chrysoprase, hematite,
ruby, blue apatite, bloodstone,
lapis lazuli.

Zodiac Stones: Sagittarius & Capricorn

Early Sagittarian
(born November 22 – December 5)

  • Soul stone: any of the tourmalines. Born under this fire
    sign, you are action-oriented and very lively. Tourmaline gives off an electrical charge when it is warmed and
    is the ideal stone to match and propel your innate energy.
  • Power Stone: Amber Wear it or carry it with you for short periods
    of time. Ancients believed that this fossilized resin trapped the sun.
  • Heart stone: Chrysocolla This copper-rich crystal contains
    very intense life vibrancy and is helpful to direct energy in a purposeful manner rather than burn it up (as Sagittarians
    are prone to do!)

Tourmaline Pendant

Chrysocolla Pendant

Late Sagittarian (December 6 – 20)

  • Soul stone: Tourmaline is also the soul stone for later
    born Sagittarians.
  • Power stone: Turquoise is your power stone. It has
    a long history as a valued stone by many cultures. It is associated with horses and riders (Sagittarius is the
    centaur of the zodiac). Turquoise gives insight and aids travel (a strong characteristic of most Sagittarians is
    a love of travel). Turquoise will help you to find purpose and capture the passion and vision to see it through.
  • Heart stone: The heart stone of the late born Sagittarian is a little known stone called
    bornite (also called peacock ore). It is a powerful energy crystal that assists the Sagittarian in overcoming indecisiveness,
    a common trait of this sun sign.

Early Capricorn (December 21 – January 6)

  • Soul stone: Topaz of any color. Sailors who found this stone
    while exploring a desert island where they were shipwrecked named the stone and the island, Topazos which
    means “lost and then found”. Topaz leads the way to a Capricorn’s success.
  • Power stone: Lazulite and jet, both associated with the longevity of the slow and steady
    Capricorn path to prosperity.
  • Heart stone: Both citrine and smokey
    are the heart stones for this sun sign. They offer grounding properties to this hard working earth sign.


Jet Pyramid

Use your seasonal stones to jump start the new year!

If, like most people, you find yourself making plans and resolutions for the coming year, choose a seasonal
gemstone to get your goals off to the right start. A stone that you can wear, touch or view every day will act
as a physical reminder as well as an energy boost to achieve the things you most want in your future. Choosing
the stone is as personal as your goals are. The stones listed above are particularly powerful during this season,
and so would be good for the main stone or to complement your personal birthstone or zodiac stone.

Lose weight…
Depending on your purpose, you can create a combination of stones that will stay with you throughout the year.
For example, if I intend to lose weight this coming year, I might tuck an amethyst inside the cavern of a celestite
and place the combination somewhere in my kitchen. The amethyst will help me overcome my addiction to fattening
foods and the celestite calls upon my guardian angel for willpower during inevitable weak moments.

Health goals…
If health is my concern, I would choose a healing stone appropriate to my physical
complaint and use it with bloodstone to heighten the energy of the healing stone.

Find love and passion…
I could use a garnet pendant charged on a moonstone
to bring me passionate love. (Use a sunstone sphere to increase
personal sexual attraction.) A Rose Quartz sphere placed in a circle on my altar alongside my heart birthstone of chrysocolla
will keep my life vibrant and purposeful.

Whether you wear gemstone jewelry or use your seasonal stone in rituals or meditation, the ‘gemstone blessings’ method below can you help
you to charge the stones for your specific intent(read about charging stones here)

Seasonal Gemstone Blessings

Sit in a comfortable position with your seasonal gemstone in front of you. Think about the blessings in your
life and the particular gifts that your stone offers. What are you grateful for at this moment? What have you achieved
in your life so far that gives you joy and pride? There is powerful magic in recognizing all that you already

Now visualize what you would like to accomplish in the coming months or year. Remember to include spiritual
achievements as these often act as a springboard for material success.

Breathe steadily and deeply, inhaling and exhaling slowly for about twenty minutes. As you meditate, send the
positive energy of your thoughts into the stone. Place the stone or sphere in a place where you will view (or wear) it often.

Whenever you receive a big or small blessing, recharge the stone in the same manner. The gemstone blessings will be there anytime you need them!

Other information you might enjoy:

Christmas Healing Stones

Emily’s Stocking Stuffers


Winter Solstice Divination Stones

Gemstone meanings and properties

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