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Declutter with crystals

india Updated: Oct 30, 2010 00:56 IST
Ritu Kapoor

Crystals, apart from being excellent decor pieces, can act as healers too. Crystal talismans can inspire you to acquire knowledge. We bring to you some ideas as to how to use crystals as decorative items in your house and also how you can make them work for yourself:

Turquoise: The pale opacity of turquoise exercises a calming influence and promotes a good atmosphere for contemplation. This semi-precious stone is readily available in a wide range of ornamental shapes, perfect to be used as paperweights. Holding a turquoise egg while you’re reading, thinking or studying, can help in decluttering your mind.

Yellow sapphire: A citrine sphere or agate slice, positioned to provide some warning of other people's approach, is useful if the door to your study is not in your line of sight. In a home office, this will help prevent disturbances.

Polished amber: A string of amber or other yellow crystal beads draped over shelves, softens the knife-balance effect of the shelves and the jutting spines of books. Shelves near seats are best draped with darker beads to make them less intrusive and intimidating. Books that are never consulted, can become areas of stagnant chi; so it is best to move them out of the main study area. Bookshelves should never be crammed: leave some gaps to allow chi to permeate with ease.

However, some bindings can be damaged if books lean awkwardly, so use turquoise ornaments to fill the gaps.

Crystal for good luck
No crystal can ever take the place of hard work, self-discipline and study. But there are several crystals that can be used as talismans when you take academic tests.

* Chrysocolla promotes and enhances artistic appreciation, and may also prove useful in art and music exams/interviews. Carry a small, tumbled piece as a ‘worry-stone’ to relieve stress prior to any exam, and keep it in you pocket during the exam.
* Rutilated quartz enhances swift transition from one idea to the next, and is useful in most tests.
* Tiger’s eye symbolises the integration of mind and body. If possible, wear a small piece during physical tests, perhaps as a ring or an earring.
* A small, transparent rock crystal, in the shape of a wand with a natural point, is a crystal that anyone can carry with them as a personal talisman: it symbolises clear, directed thought and intentions. It is better, if you can find a natural double-terminated crystal (one with a point at both ends), which represents two-way communication and learning, and is ideal for use in the study.

(The writer is a Crystal therapist and Feng Shui consultant. She can be reached at )