Marilyn Monroe sung of diamonds being a girl’s best friend. However, it seems that today's modern woman would prefer crystals over diamonds.
Crystals have been used for centuries. Carried as talismans and amulets, as well as being used in rituals for healing, attracting love and protection. With the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians having incorporated them into their daily life. Until recently this belief in and use of crystals for healing has been something that spiritual, woo-woo types have done on the down-low. But, now crystals have gone mainstream, with many celebrities professing to be using and successfully incorporating them into their daily lives.
So, which celebrities are using crystals? Which ones are they working with and why?
The first celebrity on our list is Victoria Beckham. Most recently she is reported to have said that she brought a crystal for each member of her team to carry with them for positive energy. She's also reported to have said:
“I’m really into crystals. I’m a real positive thinker. I believe in creative visualisation- the glass is always half full. I have no time for anything negative. I bought crystals for all my team, so they carry them too.”
Victoria is said to use crystals to attract success and positivity, as well as using crystals for protection and strength. Two crystals that she mentions working with are Black tourmaline and Rose Quartz.
Black Tourmaline is an excellent stone for energetic protection, drawing out negative energy and transmuting it into positive energy. Whereas Rose Quartz is the universal stone of unconditional love, as well as being soothing, healing and calming, especially in stressful situations. These two are a great crystal cocktail for balance, protection and love. With one drawing out the negativity and the other filling that space with loving vibrations.
Next on our list is the uber-talented songstress, Adele. This straight talking and down to earth star has said in an interview where she cites losing her crystals as the reason behind her disastrous Grammys performance. She explained:
"Then the Grammys came and I lost my f**king crystals!" She went on to say: "It turned out to be the worst, most disastrous performance that I have ever done. Well, apart from one really early on when I was doing a gig in Angel and I got so drunk I fell off my chair. But I got some new crystals now and everything's been going well."
Adele uses the crystals to support her in overcoming her nerves before going out on stage to perform and has even admitted to meditating before her shows. No doubt doing so whilst holding her crystals in her hands.
Now, although we don't know for sure which crystals Adele carries with her we do know that a crystal such as Amethyst would be good for calming the nerves. This protective crystal emits a soothing and calming vibration, which relaxes the body and mind. Whereas a crystal such as Clear Quartz would be good for bringing forth that energy of focus and balance. Paving the way for focusing on an intention or task at hand. For confidence you'd be looking more at the orange and yellow toned crystals. Something like Orange Carnelian or Citrine both of which resonate with the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras, our energetic seat of power and confidence, as well as self-belief. Finally, a blue crystal, such as Lapis Lazuli, Celestite or Turquoise would be great for clearing blocked energy around the throat chakra. Thus allowing for clear and confident communication. With Celestite providing that extra dose of courage.
We now move onto Katy Perry who was apparently introduced to crystals by, none other than the Queen of Pop, Madonna.
Shortly after Katy's break-up with John Mayer she began carrying Rose Quartz crystals.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and, although a very gentle stone it is also very powerful. What this beautiful pink crystal can do for you is reveal your own barriers to love whilst offering compassion, healing and forgiveness in the after-math of a break-up.
In addition to this, you'll find that Rose Quartz is famed for attracting love into one’s life. For centuries it's been used as a talisman for love, with many using it in rituals in order to attract their dream partner into their life. This is something that Katy knows about all too well because she is also reported to have used Rose Quartz to attract new love partners.
She said: "I don't stay single for long," Katy told Cosmopolitan. "I carry a lot of Rose Quartz, which attracts the male. Maybe I need to calm it down with the amethyst."
There are many other celebrities who are also incorporating crystals into their daily lives, including Miranda Kerr, Kyle Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kate Hudson, to name but a few. Even the guys are catching on with the likes of Sam Smith, Eamonn Holmes and Robin Thicke all reported to have used crystals at some point.
So, if you're looking for a little something extra to spice up your life then maybe it's time to delve into the world of crystals.
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