Anxiety and depression can be debilitating and leave us feeling hopeless – always see a doctor if you feel you need to – but here are a few magickal ways you can help yourself:
✨ Carry a magickal stone/crystal with you – since they come from the earth, they can provide you with earth’s stability and ease insecurity. If a particular crystal calls to you, then trust your instincts and go with it – but here are a few of our suggestions based on their properties:
- Amethyst: Amethyst is such a calming, peaceful stone; it can soothe and relax you and put your mind at ease.
- Kyanite: A grounding stone which can help you to release any feelings of frustration or anger.
- Moonstone: Releases stress and helps to keep emotions stable – a great stone for balancing female hormones.
- Rose Quartz: Perfect for those of you who need to practise self-love and find time for yourselves, rose quartz will help you to do that without feelings of guilt of selfishness.
- Sodalite: Said to help stave off panic attacks and calm the mind.
✨ Aromatherapy is a great way to rid our bodies of tension and free our minds from stress – here are our first choices of fragrance:
- Orange Blossom: A mood-lifting fragrance which can not only lift your mood but can also ease mild depression.
- Bergamot: A mild sedative that can ease social awkwardness, anxiety and stress.
- Clary Sage: Great for easing tension, lifting your mood, and balancing hormone levels.
- Jasmine: Reduces nervous tension and anxiety, and lifts your mood.
- Lavender: Renowned for its relaxing properties, lavender is great for balancing your mood and easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
✨ Herbs/plants are a great way to introduce magickal properties to spells, rituals, charm bags, home-made incenses, etc. – here are our top picks:
- Chamomile: Great for grounding – promotes inner peace.
- Oregano: Eases lethargy, increases energy, lifts depression
- St. John’s Wort: Banished negativity, eases depression.
- Vanilla: Lifts your spirits and eases depression.
- Violet: Eases nerves and anxiety, calms the mind.
🌿 Charm bags are a perfect way to blend the above methods – by adding stones and herbs together in a bag and placing that under your pillow, you can receive the magickal healing benefits of everything the bag contains! 🌙