In the cycle of the four elements autumn belongs to the Earth energy. This beautiful season is the time of gentle sunshine and gorgeous colours, when the Green leaves turn into Yellow, Orange, deep Red, then Brown.
After the lazy, hot summer days it is the time for action. Your mind is focused on getting back to work and the Earth energy helps to boost your energies on a physical level. Its qualities in general are focusing, centering, stabilizing and deepening.
Earth element is part of the classical four elements (Earth, Water, Air and Fire). This system roots in ancient Greek philosophy. Sometimes there is an additional fifth element (quintessence) included called Aether, which comes from Hinduism and Buddhism. In this system the four elements are the four states of matter therefore Earth is equivalent to solid, Water is liquid, Air is gas, Fire is plasma, and the fifth one; Aether is the element, which is beyond the material world.
Earth is the foundation for all the other elements. It keeps you grounded and brings practicality into your life. There are certain qualities related to the Earth energy, which can show up in your personality if you were born in the following three astrological signs, which are related to the Earth element: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. “Earth personalities are characterized in this belief system as calm, practical, hard-working, brave, smart, wise, stable and patient; however, they can also be stubborn, possessive, nearsighted and very harsh.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_(classical_element))
My zodiac sign is Virgo (23rd August – 22nd September). I can recognise many of these personality traits in my being, related to the Earth energy. Of course this is just a tiny slice of the whole picture, however can be helpful to know as additional information on the journey of getting to know yourself. Some people discount astrology and horoscopes. I personally do not like the general ones, however I believe, the constellation of the planets and stars at the time we were born have a great impact on our energy system. Birthstones for example are capable of attracting the energies of the planets “you were born under” to guide you on your spiritual journey. More on birthstones…
Knowing, which energy governs your being helps you understand the reason behind your actions. It also shows which areas you need to pay attention to in order to feel better and more balanced energetically.
Healing crystals can help changing your energy vibration, when they are in your aura, energy field. The gemstones related to this season, therefore the Earth element can be found in the colours of autumn: Green Chrysophrase, Orange Carnelian, Red Garnet, and Brown Smokey Quartz. In addition to their grounding and energizing effects on your physical body, they also have their own specialities: Smokey quartz takes away your physical pain, Chrysoprase helps you on emotional level, Carnelian will cheer you up, Garnet cleanses your energy centres…
Below, you can find an introduction to these gemstones, which chakras they have an impact on and how they can help you balancing your energies. If you are stubborn for example Garnet could help you revitalizing your feelings and releasing your anger or Smokey Quartz to dissolve negative emotions.
By reading about these crystals you might feel attracted to one or more stones. Purchase them and carry them with you to benefit from their healing vibrations.
Garnet – The Stone of Commitment
Garnet is a gorgeous stone, which appears in a range of colours: Red, Green, Orange and Brown… This stone has a cleansing impact on the chakras, the energy centres of your body. It is also energising and regenerating. This is the stone of commitment, as it inspires love and devotion. Red Garnet works with the Heart Chakra. It controls anger and revitalizes feelings.
Carnelian – Gives you an Energy Boost
Carnelian has a cheerful and optimistic feel to it. It physically stimulates you, giving you more energy. Calms anger, replaces emotional negativity with love of life.
Orange colour is good for exhaustion and helps moodiness. By wearing this colour you feel more confident, have enjoyable relationships and more interests. Orange is related to the Sacral Chakra.
Chrysoprase – Forgiveness & Compassion
It helps you to turn your attention to positive events. It energizes the heart & sacral chakras by bringing universal energies into the physical body.
It assists you in healing your inner child.
Smokey Quartz – Helps dealing with your emotions
Smokey Quartz is an amazing healing crystal. It doesn’t just ground and anchor your energies, it also helps dealing with your emotions by bringing you calmness, and dissolving negative emotions and helping you tolerate stress more easily. It can be used throughout meditation to help clearing your mind, and on a physical level it can help with pain relief. You can use it for the Root/Base chakra. (Judy Hall – The Crystal Bible)
Experiment with your crystals, and use your intuition to guide you on a daily bases, which one’s energy you need.
I design and create gorgeous healing crystal jewelleries, phone and bag charms, etc. to make it easier to keep these stones in your energy field to enjoy their healing properties. You can purchase them from Spiritual Wonders Online Crystal and Gift Shop.
Have an amazing autumn!
With love and light
About the author:
Eva Maria Hunt (Szanto) – energy healer:
certified Reiki Therapist, Practitioner member of the UK Reiki Federation, S.N.H.S. Dip. Colour Therapy, S.N.H.S. Dip. Crystal Healing, Healing Crystal Jewellery designer.
Looking at the world purely as it is i.e. energy vibrating at different frequencies helps me to look into the essence of our beings and understand how we can live a better, healthier life more in harmony with nature.
As a complementary therapist I help my clients to break through barriers, whether physical, emotional or mental to become, who they’re meant to be by using a 4 step method for a stress free, creative, joyful and healthy life. I combine Reiki therapy, crystal healing and the Tree of Life Healing (colour therapy) with self and spiritual development tools. To complement my holistic business I write articles, draw, paint, design…