Crystals For Menstruation
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Monthly menstruation cycles can be extremely difficult to deal with. The pain, the hormones, the straight-up inconvenience. But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Crystals for periods to the rescue.
There are lots of beautiful healing crystals that can help you during your monthly period. They can help ease the pain, relax your energy, and even shift your mindset to be more loving towards your cycle.
The menstruation cycle is a spiritual experience, if you allow it to be. There’s so much cultural stigma and disgust around it, which is a shame.
Your period is 100% natural and necessary biologically. There is absolutely no reason at all to be ashamed of it, especially since literally half of the population experiences it. Beyond the physical elements of menstruation, there are loads of spiritual elements, too.
In this post, we’ll first talk about five healing crystals to help make your cycle easier to deal with at this moment. Later, we’ll go deeper into the magic of menstruation and how it can enhance your spiritual well-being.
Crystals Good for Menstrual Cramps
The easiest way to use healing crystals is to place them right upon the body. However, depending on your sensitivity to energy and your level of pain tolerance, this might be overwhelming.
Experiment with what feels right for you in your body. During your period, energy is heightened and you might be more sensitive than usual. Maybe you choose to wear your crystals, place them on your body, or simply be near them.
Using crystals for periods doesn’t need to be complicated. Keeping them in your space is all you need to benefit from their energy.
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The menstrual cycle has long been linked with the lunar cycle. It’s not uncommon (but certainly not necessary) to bleed at the new or full moons, depending on each individual cycle and your current energy state.
This flashy gem looks like white labradorite. Which, of course, means I love it because labradorite is my favorite! Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings, so it’s especially helpful if you’re bleeding around the time of the New Moon.
It’s very good at stabilizing emotions, particularly stress. Whatever triggers a heightened emotional response for you, especially during an emotional menstrual cycle, can be calmed with moonstone.
All matters related to childbirth, PMS, cramps, conception, pregnancy, and milk production have been treated with moonstone. This is a popular choice of energy healers for working with yin energies like these.
Moonstone is used to soothe and bring about deep emotional healing. Its magic resonates strongly with the Moon’s magic, as they carry similar healing qualities. Many view menstrual cycles as a monthly signal to focus on inner healing.
That being said, if you’re bleeding at the Full Moon, moonstone might be too intense. Experiment with your own body and see what your intuition says.
Widely used for healing from sexual trauma and abuse, rhodochrosite has a unique way of promoting self love. It made our list of crystals for periods because of the natural healing process the womb goes through each month.
Its energy is also very gentle, compassionate, and joyful. PMS can really put a damper on your whole day (or week). Rhodochrosite can help assimilate heavy emotions with the lighter ones so we can avoid denial.
We don’t want to disregard the emotions we feel during PMS. They are just as valid as emotions felt during the other three weeks of the month.
Rhodochrosite won’t let you repress these emotions. It lovingly holds them for your attention and release. This could otherwise be difficult to do while in the midst of a cloudy PMS brain.
Another reason why rhodochrosite is a good crystal for menstruation is its connection to the solar plexus chakra. This yellow chakra sits right about where the uterus is, so working with its energy can help to relax, align, and harmonize the active energy.
This pretty pink crystal is known for invigorating the sexual organs and libido. Does that seem counterproductive for your period? Perhaps, depending on your personal cycle. But there’s the chance it could have a soothing, relaxing effect as well.
Every month, the uterus goes through a literal transformation as it sheds its inner lining. Malachite is the stone of transformation, so its energy is very supportive during menstruation.
Being a bright green crystal, malachite resonates deeply with the heart chakra. During our periods, we might feel “gross” and have a natural tendency to put ourselves down. Malachite won’t let you do that!
It will trigger the energy of your heart chakra to pour into the rest of your body. Sending feelings of love right where it’s needed most during this time.
Malachite is also famous for its ability to absorb physical pain. This alone is reason enough to put it on our list of best crystals for period cramps.
Try experimenting with placing malachite directly over the cramps to help relieve some of the pain. If that’s too much intense energy, try laying down and placing the crystal next to your hips.
Just be aware that malachite should be cleansed after each use because it holds onto the pain and negativity within it.
Similar to moonstone, malachite is widely used in all things yin energy. This includes midwifery practices, pregnancy, cramps, childbirth, and of course menstruation. Pairing these two crystals together would be a great idea for anyone who has traumatic periods.
Another fabulous stone of the heart chakra. Using rose quartz for crystal healing during your period can bring your focus back to self love.
Our lives are still happening while we’re bleeding, and it’s all too easy to push our needs aside for the sake of our daily lives. Rose quartz reminds us that our needs are valid, and we have permission to slow down when our bodies need it.
You don’t even need to place rose quartz upon your body to feel its unconditional love. Its energy is so relaxing and far reaching. You can receive its love effortlessly. And during your period, “effortlessly” is as good as gold.
Rose quartz is calming, peaceful, and soothing. Our cycle might make us feel tense, agitated, stressed out, and even anxious. All of this is perfectly normal. Use rose quartz to help stabilize heightened emotions during PMS.
This gorgeous pink crystal is often used for boosting the health of the circulatory system. Depending on your body and your health, this could manifest as an easier, faster, and less painful period.
Another piece of quartz to add to the list of best crystals for periods! Smoky quartz in particular is excellent for treating afflictions centered in the abdomen. It is a known pain reliever, and is specially skilled to ease cramps.
Smoky quartz is quite grounding with its dark color and hefty energy. Which is helpful during your period because of our elevated emotions. We might be feeling very “in our heads” and can easily feel like we’re floating away.
Sadness, depression, and overall gloominess can be eased with smoky quartz. It dissolves negativity, sending it back to Source energy to be transmuted into something more positive. Allow it to pull the negativity out of your body and mind–you’ll be left feeling so much lighter.
Along those same lines, smoky quartz can help increase concentration. So while you’re dealing with your period and normal life responsibilities, you can think much more clearly.
Smoky quartz naturally helps us let go of what we no longer need. And of course, your body is doing this on its own while bleeding. This inky gem can make the process easier and deeper. Meaning letting go of more than just the unneeded uterine wall.
Menstrual Cycle and Spirituality
So many of us grew up being embarrassed, confused, and even ashamed of our cycles. Many of us still have hard feelings towards this completely normal and natural process.
But what if we reframed these beliefs? What if we loved our cycles instead of dreaded them?
Yes, the pain can be unbearable. Yes, the blood is gross (I’m a horrible hemophobic) and hard to deal with in public. Yes, pads, tampons, and the like are expensive and bad for the environment.
These few downfalls of having a menstrual cycle do not outweigh the divine blessings of having one.
Yes, it’s easier to tune into the needs of your body when you pay attention to your monthly cadence. Yes, the blood that comes from your body has the power to bring new life into the world (period blood has stem cells in it–the literal building blocks of life). Yes, it is a natural process that has come about with countless years of evolution.
And my personal favorite–our menstrual cycle naturally brings us closer to the lunar cycles. It’s magical to realize that your monthly cycle shares a rhythm with our closest cosmic neighbor.
Another beautiful, divine, special thing about menstrual cycles: they bring us closer together with each other. It’s not uncommon for our cycles to sync up, which creates a stronger, more intimate bond with whoever we spend most of our time with.
Perhaps you’ve been experiencing a monthly cycle for many years. Or maybe you’ve only had a few, or one. Regardless, you have the power to reject society’s normal opinions towards menstruation and embrace new, spiritually inspired ones!
The healing crystals mentioned in this post are just the beginning. Allow yourself to acknowledge the magic that lies deep within the womb–it is ever present, and brings you closer to the source of all life in the Universe.