Crystals can instill a feeling of confidence, helping you to move forwards or move past a dilemma. Whether you are seeking confidence to chase your dreams, confidence in your career, or confidence in yourself; see which of these crystals you are most drawn to then ask the gem for guidance or follow one of the gem-scriptions by Golnaz Alibagi.
Tiger’s Eye crystals have been highly prized since the early 1800s, and continue to mesmerize people with their bewitching powers. Named after the animal whose qualities and symbolism they so beautifully capture, they are the stones for the dreamers, believers, and achievers who have either locked themselves in cages—like tigers in a zoo—or allowed others to put them there. Inspiring us to act rather than dream, Tiger’s Eye is the zookeeper who comes to set us free.
A stone of integrity, confidence, and courage, Tiger’s Eye empowers us to walk away from the handmade cage of self-doubt we’ve built for ourselves, and fulfill our true potential. It encourages us to explore our hidden talents and potential for the first time, and learn how to live by our own rules. The gem is synonymous with career success, inspiring us to focus on our prey, form a strategy for attack, and pounce when the moment’s right. Tigers are the largest felines in the world but allow lions to be “kings of the jungle.” Likewise, the gem discourages power struggles of all kinds but pushes us to soar, knowing that the “power” we allow others simply gives us more. So, if you’re ready to step out of your cage, discover your full potential, and climb to the top of the career mountain, hold a Tiger’s Eye and prepare to aim for the stars.
Daily tasks: Place a Tiger’s Eye over a list of your tasks for the day, and rub it any time your motivation wanes to boost your willpower.
Dreams: Create a vision board of all the things you’d like to do, and spend five minutes looking at it each day while holding a Tiger’s Eye to inspire you to make your dreams a reality.
Power struggles: Keep a Tiger’s Eye crystal on your desk to avoid power struggles with colleagues.
Mysterious and captivating, Jasper is famous for its ability to protect and instill confidence and courage in its owner. Historically, Jasper has been considered a sacred and powerful stone by all ancient peoples and civilizations. The red variety of the stone is particularly helpful for those who work in the performing arts as this gem helps them to become more sensitive to their audiences.
Jasper can be used in all industries. It acts as a professional support for those in jobs requiring strength and stamina, such as police officers. This crystal also brings energy and alertness to workers who must focus intensely on the task at hand, such as doctors.
Wearing a piece of Jasper jewelry will help you to keep calm during stressful times at work, and it will also promote harmony among you and your colleagues. Use this balancing stone to help you achieve your career goals and be successful, whatever your job.
Give Confident Presentations: Overcome nerves about public speaking by wearing an item of Jasper jewelr y on the day of your presentation.
Stop Procrastinating: Keep a piece of Jasper on your desk to ensure you stay focused and work through your to-do list in super-quick time.
Deal with Negative Colleagues: Hold a piece of Jasper when speaking to a grumpy colleague to prevent their negativity from affecting your mood.
Opal crystals have bewitched us with their mesmerizing beauty for centuries. Steeped in magic and mystery, they encapsulate one of the richest histories of all gemstones. From ancient Indian lore about a beautiful rainbow goddess who turned herself into the gem to escape the advances of male gods, to stories about God traveling to earth on a rainbow and creating Opals everywhere he trod, legends about the stone are as colorful and enchanting as the gem itself.
Opals are thought to capture the properties of all the gems their colors so exquisitely reflect—they inspire us to be adventurous, like rubies, loyal, like emeralds, and kind to ourselves, like amethysts. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Opals are a woman’s. An Opal isn’t a princess of gems, but queen of them, as once described by William Shakespeare.
The Opal takes its name from the Sanskrit word “upala,” meaning “precious stone,” and it spurs us to treat ourselves like upalas, too. Synonymous with empowerment, confidence, and beauty, Opals prompt us to explore the beautiful colors of our inner landscapes and adorn the world with their captivating splendor. So hold one of these beautiful gems by your heart to help you treat yourself like an upala, and turn from a princess into a queen.
Beauty: Opals were once called “the Cupid stone” and thought to resemble the god. Wear a pair of opal earrings to bring out your natural beauty, and make you feel like a goddess.
Love: Cleopatra is believed to have worn opal jewelr y to bewitch Mark Antony’s heart with her beauty. Wear one around your neck to win the heart of your Mark Antony!
Empowerment: According to legend, an old Roman senator once chose to go into exile and leave all his possessions behind rather than sell them to Mark Antony—all his possessions, that is, except an opal. Hold one by your hear t to inspire you to stay true to yourself, too.
To discover more crystals and how they can heal or help you, check out The Essential Guide to Crystals by Golnaz Alibagi.