For those looking to attract more joy and prosperity
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit (starting on January 22, 2023, ending on February 9, 2024). What does this mean? For starters, the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity. Factoring in the coming year, 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope, peace, and success, too, bringing good luck to pretty much everyone.
One of the ways to attract good energy, as people and tradition believe, is by harnessing the power of crystals. Healing crystals have a long history—and many ancient cultures including Egypt, Greece, and China, believed that crystals bring with them healing properties.
In these modern times, appreciation for them lives on: Crystals help us reconnect with the natural world, allowing us to channel our intentions, raise our vibrations, and bring out all the goodness we have within. Sound like something you want in on? Take a look at the roundup ahead for local crystal shops. Find a piece to manifest your intentions for 2023!
Chakras PH offers a wide selection of crystals: from unpolished raw, tumble stones, spheres, towers, wands, and charging plates. Prices start at ₱188, depending on the size and rarity of the crystals. You can also have your own customized crystal bracelet, with reiki-infused stones selected for your intentions.
Looking at 2023, Chakras PH founder Jimmy Chung recommends putting citrine, pyrite, aventurine, and tiger’s eye in your workspace or cashbox to attract abundance. To attract more luck in the year of the Water Rabbit, he also suggests displaying rabbit figurines in the house.
Thanks to her love for crystals that began in 2016, Mara Jaurigue thought to create a crystal lifestyle page called Little Petal Penguin dedicated to documenting her crystal collections, mindfulness practices, and tarot readings. After accumulating several crystals, Mara decided to craft bracelets using the pieces from her collection. From there, Mally Curates began. The brand offers customized bracelets for new and seasoned crystal lovers. With prices averaging at around ₱822, you can have your own curated bracelet with crystals that align with your purpose, accentuated by 14k gold-plated spacers and charms.
For those who really want to play up fashionable pieces, consider Moonstone Jewels. The brand combines the healing power of crystals with chic designs, highlighting this through their mantra: “Wear your intentions.” The raw stones and polished crystals offered by the brand are wrapped with anodized aluminum, ensuring that it will take years before the metal tarnishes.
The prices of these handmade pieces depend on the jewelry design. The Salud necklace, for instance, which holds the intentions of healing and calmness, is priced at ₱995. The Hope cuff bracelet (gratitude, healing, happiness, and confidence) is priced at ₱850. You can also share the magic of crystals with your friends and loved ones through Moonstone Jewels’ “four for ₱1,000” necklace sets.
Opening at the height of the pandemic, this shop began as a therapeutic hobby for founder and life coach Martha Jante. Crystals played a significant part in Martha’s recovery from her battle with anxiety disorder, inspiring her to share the healing gift of crystals with others. She started with the idea of making “themed bracelets”, infusing her creative and loving energy into her curations, with the special crystal bracelets ranging from ₱1,500 to ₱8,000.
Preparing for 2023, Martha recommends rose quart: a heart healer that manifests universal love. Apart from this crystal being her personal favorite, rose quartz is a powerful stone that has a gentle energy, but is capable of balancing all chakras. As Viva Magenta is named the color of the year, too, Martha recommends ruby, a gemstone of good fortune for the mind, body, and soul. It will keep you motivated and focused, attracting more financial abundance for the new year. Selenite, black tourmaline, and clear quartz are also essentials for healing and protection from negative energies.
Zenned and Kendels offers crystals that are curated by founder Cai Viola into intentional bundles, meditational orbs, and crystal bracelets. Prices range from ₱500 to ₱2,000. As a reiki and angelic healing practitioner, Viola also shares motivational and spiritual guides in her shop (something to watch out for if you’re only beginning to familiarize yourself with crystals.)
According to Viola, selecting crystals depends on the individual’s zodiac sign, cultural beliefs, and intentions. For beginners in crystal collecting, she recommends citrine or jade for abundance, amethyst for protection and calmness, rose quartz for relationships and beauty, jasper for health, and clear quartz for overall healing. Tiger’s eye and aventurine should be helpful in navigating the highs and lows of 2023, too.
What crystals resonate with you? Whichever you decide to choose, may they help attract more good things in 2023!