Our natal charts, otherwise known as birth charts, can reveal to us a number of strengths and weaknesses which are part of us, define us, and that – in the case of our weaknesses – limit us. However, whichever planetary influence and energy we may miss, each of them can be compensated for by using crystals, minerals, and metals.
You may wonder how can the above-mentioned natural materials actually help you and make a difference in your life. First of all, it is a sure fact that our time and place of birth are the base upon which several influences rely, influences which shape our personality, character, attitude, thereby having a strong impact on our lives. The absence of a certain influence can cause problems.
The great, beneficial thing about crystals, minerals, metals is that each has a unique vibrational energy. Think of a crystal or a piece of metal as of your mobile phone’s power charger. This ensures that you constantly carry around a source of energy which can counter-balance the influences that are absent from your chart.
Let’s exemplify this idea. If you have problems with standing up for yourself and getting your point across in an assertive manner, then this may mean that Mars is a weak planet for you. In order to compensate for this you can carry around a bloodstone, a potent provider of projective energy ruled by the planet Mars and the element of Fire. Bloodstones are extremely efficient in promoting strength and courage when interacting with others. Another thing that you may use is the metal Iron Pyrite, also correlated with Mars.
Before you start using crystals, gems, and other such materials, get your natal chart drawn by a qualified astrologer. Although you may probably be able to guess which areas in your life need the most attention, having a correct chart done will benefit you in several ways, fully revealing whatever it is that you need to know about your unique conditions.
Once you get your birth chart done, your astrologer will advise you as to which areas in your life are weaker and in need of “tweaking.” Based on this information, you will then choose the crystals, minerals, and metals which are correlated with the planets and energies that you lack. No matter how small the piece of crystal or metal, it is bound to do its job. Therefore, you can get a pendant, for example, and carry it in your pocket or wallet.
Keep in mind that crystals need regular cleansing because the energies they carry can get off-balance if frequently exposed to negative energy. One of the best ways to keep your crystals clean is to run them through a cleansing incense smoke. This can be done regularly and it won’t damage your stones in any way.
The effect of crystals and minerals goes the other way, too, meaning that if you’re too strong in certain areas, you can use certain receptive crystals that act like a diffuser, thereby decreasing the intensity of the influences. For example, if Mars is exceedingly strong in your chart, you can counter-balance this influence with bronzite, a receptive stone which is associated with earth. It reduces tension, promotes positive behavior, and grounds excess energy.
You should think of using crystals and minerals together with astrology the same way you think of using vitamins and supplements in conjunction with your diet: whatever it is that your diet lacks, the appropriate supplement will compensate for, promoting balance in your life.