Letting go and moving on, whether it’s from a relationship, a place, an idea, or even a past version of yourself, can be very difficult.
When letting go of something, we often feel that we’re losing a part of our lives or even a part of ourselves, and that can make moving on feel impossible.
Luckily, with the help of crystal therapy, it is possible to let go of anything and move on with your life as your best self, no matter how hard it may seem.
If you feel that you need help with letting go of something, it’s important to find the right crystal to guide you through your situation. In this guide, we will be sharing our top 10 favorite crystals for moving on and letting go.
The Best Crystals For Moving On And Letting Go
In order to accept, let go of, and move on from a situation, you need to first identify your emotions and allow yourself to feel them. That is where Howlite comes in.
Howlite is a powerful crystal, but it has a gentle energy that guides you through the process of feeling your emotions in a constructive way.
Because of its connection to the Crown Chakra, Howlite is thought of as a gemstone for wisdom and higher consciousness.
This means that by incorporating Howlite into your crystal therapy, you can explore your emotions from a place of consciousness and wisdom that will allow you to process them rationally without needing to suppress them.
The planet associated with Howlite is Earth, so Howlite is a grounding stone.
Therefore, in addition to elevating your level of consciousness, Howlite will help to ground you in the present and release the painful feelings that are keeping you stuck in the past along with what you’re trying to move on from.
Although Howlite is connected to the Earth in a planetary sense, it is actually most connected to the element of Wind.
Because of this, it encourages the user not to remain static, but to move along with life and find balance, which is crucial when you’re trying to move through difficult emotions.
Aquamarine is a stunning blue/green crystal, and it will help you to move on from things you need to leave behind.
That’s because Aquamarine is known to give its user or wearer courage, which is one of the most important things to focus on when you know you have to move on.
Although Aquamarine is a stone of courage, it has a gentle energy that will soothe you, especially if you’re feeling anxious or stressed about moving on.
It is connected to the element of Water, which is all about enduring difficulties with wisdom, a flexible mindset and a soft energy.
Many people believe that they must harden their hearts in order to move on from something, but Aquamarine shows you that this doesn’t have to be the case.
You can remain sensitive and in touch with your feminine energy while maintaining the inner strength to let go and move on.
Because of Aquamarine’s connection to the Throat Chakra, it will help you to let go and move on by allowing you to express your truth and communicate in a healthy and effective way.
This will be especially useful if the thing you’re trying to move on from is a relationship.
3. Apache Tears
Apache Tears is a striking, black crystal that is known to be one of the most effective stones for use in periods of grief (see also ‘15 Crystals To Help You Cope With Sadness And Grief‘).
If you’re letting go of something that was very important to you, whether that’s a person you love or a dream you’re realizing won’t come true, Apache Tears will help you through this grieving process.
Apache Tears is connected to the Root Chakra as well as the element of Earth. Therefore, it is one of the best crystals for keeping you grounded.
When we have to make the difficult decision to let go and move on, we can often struggle not to remain stuck in the past.
Apache Tears will help to keep you in the present and face your feelings in the now rather than dwelling on the past.
The energy of Apache Tears will also help you to release negative emotions once you have processed them.
It’s easy to find yourself stuck in the depression or bargaining phases of grief for a very long time due to emotions such as sadness, anger, hurt and bitterness.
Apache Tears will help you to set these emotions free and move on when the time is right,
Chrysoprase is remarkable for its mix of green hues, but something even more impressive about this crystal is its ability to open up your Heart Chakra while keeping you grounded in the present moment.
As we mentioned earlier, a common response to realizing you need to let go and move on is to try and harden your heart and suppress your emotions to make the process less painful.
Unfortunately, this can backfire later on when the unprocessed feelings inevitably bubble to the surface.
Chrysoprase will help you to experience all your emotions, positive and negative, but it will also help to transform negative emotions into positive ones.
Grief for what you had will turn to hope for what the future might bring, and anger over your current situation will become acceptance for what has happened and cannot be changed.
This is the grounding aspect of Chrysoprase’s powers at work.
Chrysoprase is an especially good crystal if you’re trying to move on from heartbreak specifically due to its connection to the Heart Chakra.
5. Blue Kyanite
Blue Kyanite is a dark blue crystal that has connections to the planet Mercury (see also, ‘12 Crystal for Mercury Retrograde‘) as well as the element of Water and the Throat Chakra.
Therefore, it’s a crystal that promotes clear communication as well as stamina and flexibility in the face of adversity.
Blue Kyanite will help to bring you the courage needed to face difficult situations, including letting go and moving on.
It does this partly by encouraging you to communicate about how you feel, either to another person or in a private way (journaling, for example).
It will also help to release emotional blockages – even those you might be scared to ublock.
This is a crystal of perseverance, so we recommend using it in your crystal therapy during moments where you’re doubting yourself and your ability to keep moving forward.
6. Rose Quartz
Many of us will find ourselves in a situation at some point in our lives where we need to let go of a relationship.
Whether you need to move on from a relationship because you’re not in love with the other person anymore or because external circumstances mean your paths are diverging, it’s still an extremely difficult decision to make.
Rose Quartz resonates with the Heart Chakra as well as with the element of Earth.
This means that, like Chrysoprase, Rose Quartz has the ability to help you work through your feelings while remaining grounded in the present moment, which is so important when you’re trying to move on.
Rose Quartz will help to open up your Heart Chakra, removing blockages and promoting feelings of peace and love – both for yourself and others.
Rose Quartz repels negative energy and transforms it into positive feelings.
Aragonite is a crystal known for promoting belief in yourself. This is one of the most important mindsets to keep hold of when you’re making the tough decision to let go and move on.
It’s easy to start questioning your decisions and even your worth when you’re moving on from something.
If you’re leaving a relationship, for instance, you might find yourself wondering whether you’re making the right choice, and other people in your life may even put these doubts in your head.
Luckily, Aragonite’s connection to the Root Chakra and the Earth makes it a powerful grounding crystal that will help you stand firm in your decision and develop the courage to prove those who doubt you wrong.
Aragonite can also be used to dispel heavy feelings of distress and anger associated with your situation.
8. Rainbow Moonstone
Rainbow Moonstone is a stunningly beautiful crystal, but its powers rather than its appearance are what will really help you to move on and let go when you need to.
This crystal is connected to the Moon, the Crown Chakra and Water.
Therefore, it’s a crystal of clarity, strength, flexibility, growth, perseverance, balance, and perspective: all things you need when making a difficult decision.
Due to its connection to the Moon, Rainbow Moonstone (see also ‘The Ultimate Guide To Rainbow Moonstone‘) helps you to get in touch with your feminine energy, meaning it will improve your intuitive abilities and unblock Crown, Third Eye and Throat Chakras.
This means that you will find it easier to trust in the decisions you are making and ensure that your choices come from a place of wisdom and insight.
You will have a clearer vision of where your life is headed, which will make it much easier to focus on what the future holds rather than what you’re missing in the past.
You can tell from the gentle pink color of Morganite that it contains soft, healing energy.
This will help you to heal your heart and have compassion for yourself and those around you, both of which are essential if you’re moving on from a relationship.
Sometimes, when a relationship doesn’t end on the best terms, you might feel like you can’t forgive the other person involved.
This is understandable, but not forgiving keeps you stuck in emotions such as anger and resentment. Morganite will help you to accept the situation and forgive so that you can move forward.
Attachment is a major reason why people ultimately fail to let go of relationships. If you’re not moving on because you think you need closure, Morganite will help you to release that attachment and open your heart to the future.
10. Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz is one of our favorite crystals for grounding because it’s connected to both the Root Chakra and to the element of Earth.
When you feel yourself getting lost in difficult emotions, Smoky Quartz will help to neutralize them and release those that are keeping you stuck.
You may also notice that Smoky Quartz encourages you to engage in positive behaviors, starting by shaping your thoughts to be more positive.
If you’re struggling with nightmares, Smoky Quartz can also help to dispel these and keep your mind in a peaceful state.
The grounding power of Smoky Quartz will open your eyes to the fact that your happiness is your responsibility.
It will help you to stop looking to external sources (including those you must move on from) for happiness and turn inward instead.
Crystal Therapy For Moving On And Letting Go
There are many ways to incorporate the above crystals into your crystal therapy practice if you want to move on from and let go of something.
You can simply carry your chosen crystal(s) with you in the form of jewelry or just in your pocket. Even putting the crystal somewhere in your home can be effective.
Alternatively, you could hold a crystal in your hand or over a related Chakra as you meditate.
Just make sure you’re fully aware of the potential effects of any crystal you choose to wear or hold onto before you begin your crystal therapy.
Letting go and moving on is never easy, but with the help of the 10 crystals we’ve talked about today, you can release yourself from negative energy that keeps you stuck in the past and look forward to the future with courage and self-belief.
Whether you’re letting go of a relationship, a city, a job, or an identity you held onto in the past, there is a crystal in our guide that can help you.
Remember, above all, that you are a strong person and that this difficult, transitional period will help to shape you into the person you’re supposed to be.
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