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Top Three Gemstones for Holiday Season | Um, OMG Tarot

The holiday season is typically an exciting time for most. The blinking Christmas lights illuminate the city streets and the yearly parades will get people outdoors even in subzero temperatures! Oh, and what about the seasonal treats on the menu?! Gingerbread cookies and OMG EGG NOG! Also, my PERSONAL favourite, FRUIT CAKE.

Just kidding. Fruit cake is kinda weird.

Although the holidays are intended to be a warm, fuzzy-feeling celebration, it’s not always easy for everyone. Christmas time can be a reminder of what we’ve lost–who we’ve lost. It can also be a time of stress and high pressure. The holidays can even be depressing to those who don’t have a family or many friends.

I personally like to give gemstones away as “healing” gifts. Even if the person is not necessarily into metaphysical topics, most semi-precious gemstones are visually stunning and interesting to feel Below are three healing gemstones I like to buy people for Christmas!


_MG_9648This is a SELENITE stone. I own a selenite wand, heart-shaped palmstone and a small tower. I use the wand to heal pain in my body by waving it along the affected area.  Selenite is a translucent, milky-looking crystal. During the holiday season, it’s important to be kind towards the less fortunate.  Selenite evokes compassion, healing and dispels negativity.. This stone not only cleanses other stones and area in which its present, it clears the mind too!

Raw Rose Quartz Crystal
Raw Rose Quartz from South Africa | Um, OMG Tarot

Rose quartz is the perfect stone to keep around when you’re feeling love sick.  Whenever there is a need for emotional healing, grab a rose quartz, put it under your pillow and then prepare for the energetic release.  The holidays can bring up past feelings and open old wounds, that’s why this healing stone is so popular overall.  Pink is the universal color for love and quartz is known for its amplifying properties. Get a raw rose quartz for emotional and spiritual relief!


Black Tourmaline/Fluorite cluster from South Africa | Um, OMG Tarot
Black Tourmaline/Fluorite cluster from South Africa | Um, OMG Tarot

Whether it be due to the shopping hustle and bustle, or the hectic traffic as a result, you’re GONNA need some mental relief.  As with all overthinking, a grounding stone like black tourmaline, is the relief you seek. Meditating with a grounding stone is especially important when you’re having trouble clearing your thoughts.  Additionally, the fluorite cluster brings about  mental clarity, exposing “AHA” moments for your relief!  The black tourmaline was raw, so it prickled me in the thumb and it was QUITE the evening getting the tourmaline splinter out.  I recommend a tumbled grounding stone or–maybe just keep your black tourmaline grounded.

Happy Holidays!

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