Celebrate Easter with Gemstone Eggs
Easter is a celebration of life. This year, we have more to celebrate than ever. With the whole world cloaked in the uncertainty of a pandemic, finding meaning in every moment never felt more important.
When I was a kid, I enjoyed Easter for fun activities. We would paint eggs, do Easter egg hunts and eat candy. As a youngster, I didn’t feel a need to be grateful for life because the concept of death was too abstract and unfathomable.
After building up the experiences of adulthood, death becomes a more graspable reality. At the same time, so does the capacity to appreciate life's miracles and to celebrate each gift it brings.
So, let's talk about Easter, the egg and the wonderful healing properties these crystal shapes can bring for Spring rejuvenation.
The Meaning of Easter
Easter is the most important holiday of the Christian tradition. It has been celebrated by the Church for centuries. In modern times, even non-Christians celebrate Easter for various reasons.
Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. This year we celebrate Easter on April 12, 2020. Not only is Easter following the Full Moon, but it proceeds the Pink Supermoon.
Easter in Christian Tradition
Easter is the confirmation of the divine nature of Jesus Christ, Son of God, because it celebrates his resurrection three days after his death at the crucifixion. Easter is the celebration of Jesus overcoming death and the sins of man.
The word Easter is not in the Bible aside from the King James Bible. Instead, the word "Pesach" appears, translating to Passover. This indicates that it was drawn from Judaism.
Constantine wanted Christianity to be totally separated from Judaism. He did not want Easter to be celebrated on the Jewish Passover hence he aligned it with the Spring Equinox instead.
Easter in Pagan Tradition
Although we closely associate Easter with Christianity, it is originally a pagan holiday. It is a celebration of Spring and the energy of renewal and rebirth. Easter is named after the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre.
When Christian missionaries went to convert the pagans, they blended Easter with the resurrection of Jesus since the timing was similar, and transformed the meaning to fit their purpose.
Easter in Modern Times
In modern times, Easter can be celebrated despite the religious context. Modern families have adopted the traditional Pagan meaning of Easter as a celebration of Spring. Spring is a time of new life, revitalization, and awakening.
Families with children often partake in Easter activities. This includes gifting of chocolates and visits from the Easter Bunny. Dying eggs and Easter egg hunts are popular pastimes.
Egg Shaped Crystal Meaning
In all traditions of Easter, life and rebirth are the central themes. It is therefore appropriate that the egg is the main symbol of Easter. The egg symbolizes the Spring and the hatching of new life.
All kinds of eggs have been traded during Easter. Chocolate eggs are common among kids, and so are real chicken eggs that have been colored. Adults can collect different types of eggs such as those made of metal or porcelain.
For people who want natural and organic eggs that have an even deeper meaning, there are crystal gemstone eggs. Egg-shaped crystals bring with them all the qualities of new beginnings, fertility, virility, and life and also have their individual healing properties according to the gemstone.
Crystal Eggs for Easter
Crystal eggs for Easter come in a variety of different gemstone types. Each stone has its own meanings and benefits:
Amazonite is the perfect pastel green that shines of Easter energy. Green is the color of life, and the stone's silver surface sheen brings hope to new prospects. Pick Amazonite eggs for a calm and flourishing Easter.
Angelite has a soothing soft blue color that reminds you of a candied chocolate egg. It connects you with Cupid and the youthful angels and helps you to remember the spiritual significance of Easter. Pick Angelite eggs to celebrate your blessings and enhance your prayers.
Calcite can be found in Spring tones like baby blue and soft dreamy pink. When the world is heavy upon your shoulders, let Calcite bring you light, happiness, and positive vibes. Pick Calcite eggs to relieve your worries and appreciate the present moment.
Carnelian is full of fire with its orange and red tones. Spring is the time to awaken your energy after a sleepy Winter. Get charged up and ready to go, accomplishing your goals in work and material gains. Pick Carnelian eggs if you're a go-getter wanting to achieve things this season.
Chrysocolla is the ultimate embodiment of Mother Earth, as the gemstone itself looks like our blue and green planet. This crystal celebrates all life: humans, animals, plants, and spiritual realms. Pick Chrysocolla eggs to be in touch with Mother Earth and her healing powers that are strongest in the Spring.
Jasper is the steady and grounding stone you need this Easter. If you're looking for the salt of the earth pagan stone for celebrating Spring Equinox, Jasper delivers. This crystal encourages robust and healthy sexuality, fertility, and virility. Pick Jasper eggs for a physically gratifying Spring season.
Lapis is an ideal gemstone for channeling Jesus Christ consciousness during Easter. It is a teacher of the spiritual way and gives you awareness of the bigger picture. Pick Lapis eggs to open your eyes to a new dimension this Spring.
Malachite is a thriving and abundant Spring stone. If you want to see your physical and metaphysical garden bloom, choose lucky Malachite. Nothing is richer than the emerald green clovers and ring patterns. Pick Malachite eggs when you want your world to blossom and abundance to come your way.
Obsidian is here to protect you through this year's turbulent Easter timing. Stay safe and protected with Obsidian to shield you from all kinds of negative forces. This crystal also shows you rainbows and shine even through the dark times. Pick Obsidian eggs for a safe Spring.
Pyrite eggs are the true celebration of life. It reminds you to indulge in your surroundings, no matter where you are. Pyrite shows you the flashing beauty in every scenario and circumstance. It reminds you to be happy at all times. Pick Pyrite eggs to enjoy a bright and optimistic Easter.
Quartz helps you gain clarity this Easter season. It shows you your spiritual path and your life purpose. When chaos abounds on the outside, Quartz invites you to find meaning internally. Pick Quartz eggs if you're ready to do some soul searching which will result in real growth.
Rhodonite is for those who enjoy Easter with the love of family. The pink stone helps you form true bonds within the family unit and circle of friends. It unites person to person, being to being. Pick Rhodonite eggs for a family-oriented Spring, even if you are only together in spirit.
Ruby in Fuchsite & Zoisite gemstones look like green fields of mineral highlighted by pink and red flowers. A true Springtime treasure, this crystal fills the air with love and playful frolicking energy. Pick Ruby Fuchsite and Ruby Zoisite eggs to bring out your inner youthfulness this season.
Serpentine is the Spring green crystal that connects you with the wisdom of your spirit animals. To celebrate and heal the plants and animals of the Earth this season, meditate upon this healing stone. Pick Serpentine eggs if you are a true nature lover, whether or not you are stuck at home this Easter.
How to Use Crystal Eggs for Easter
After you obtain the crystal eggs of your choice, you are ready to use them for celebrating life this Easter season. There are several ways that you can use your crystal eggs to benefit you this Spring.
The very first thing to do is to Clean, Charge, and Program your gemstone eggs. Once you have completed this task, the eggs can be used for healing.
Here are a few ideas to get your started:
Decorating with Crystal Eggs
An easy and fun way to use crystal eggs is to include them in your home decor. Whether you are an interior designer or just looking to brighten up your space with the energy of Spring, you can decorate with crystal eggs.
Gemstone eggs can be placed on stands on any desk, table, cabinet or curio of any room. However, to give off a festive Easter vibe try the following:
Place a basket full of crystal eggs in the center of your coffee table and dining table
Incorporate crystal eggs in your kitchen decor for a farmhouse feel
Place eggs in a hanging net and place them in the kids' room so they feel alive and excited for Easter
Line up crystal eggs by color to form a rainbow of stones along the windowsill
Place stone eggs in the garden, in the soil of potted plants, or near a fountain to encourage growth, new life, and an abundant Spring
- Make a centerpiece of crystal eggs in egg cups for your Easter brunch
Easter Egg Hunt with Crystal Eggs
Children like to do Easter egg hunts. Families used to spend time together to dye and design chicken eggs. These days, plastic eggs have replaced real eggs because they are more convenient and less time consuming for busy parents.
How about using crystal eggs instead? They do not pollute the environment because they are natural minerals. With the pandemic of COVID-19 Coronavirus peaking this Spring, there is also an egg shortage due to people baking more and hoarding more.
Thankfully, there's an abundance of crystal eggs. Pick colorful stone eggs and hide them around the house and yard, and have kids find them on Easter morning. Your kids are sure to be excited about the new and attractive replacement this year. Just don't forget where you hid them!
Family Time with Crystal Eggs
Kids are very attracted to crystals. With Shelter-at-Home orders in place, you need to find new and educational opportunities for teaching your kids.
After the Easter Egg Hunt, take the time to learn about crystals and eggs. You may choose to teach them about the scientific qualities of each mineral. You might tell them about the energetic benefits of specific gemstone eggs. Perhaps both.Giving Crystal Eggs
Unfortunately, trading eggs in person may not be possible in 2020 because of the self-isolation and quarantines imposed upon many cities. You may be sad that you can't spend Easter with family, friends, and/or church-goers this year.
The spirit of Easter is about celebrating life through diversity. You can turn that frown upside down by gifting crystal eggs to special people. The blessing of the internet allows you to gift with a click of the mouse! You feel good giving, and they feel good knowing you are still with them in spirit.
Feng Shui with Crystal Eggs
Practicing Feng Shui with crystal eggs is similar to decorating your home, but with more intention. Visit the Feng Shui map in the crystal placement article to chart out where you will place your stones. Meanwhile, here is a short-sheet of ideas:
Protecting the Home and Family: Choose protection stones like Carnelian Eggs, Chalcopyrite Eggs, Obsidian Eggs, and Pyrite Eggs. Place them near doorways.
Family Love and/or Fertility: Choose love stones like Pink Calcite Eggs, Chrysocolla Eggs, Moonstone Eggs, Rhodochrosite Eggs, Rhodonite Eggs, Rose Quartz Eggs, Ruby Eggs, and Pink Tourmaline Eggs. For romantic love, partnership and/or fertility, place them in the bedroom. For general family unity, place them in a central gathering point like the living room or dining room.
Calming energy: When the world is in chaos, calming stones keep you peaceful. Choose Amazonite Eggs, Calcite Eggs, Lapis Lazuli Eggs, Larimar Eggs, Quartz Eggs, Scolecite Eggs, and Sodalite Eggs. Keep them in a central place to quiet eager minds in the household, like the living room or dining room. Alternatively, decorate the bathroom with calming eggs and enjoy the vibe with a long bubble bath.
Abundance and Prosperity: Spring is about thriving, and egg-shaped crystals bring you the prosperity you desire. For abundance in your life, pick Aventurine Eggs, Chalcopyrite Eggs, Diopside Eggs, Fluorite Eggs, Jade Eggs, Malachite Eggs, Pyrite Eggs, and Ruby Eggs. These stones can be placed in your home office and financial areas.
Healing the Soul: Do you need a new beginning, a rejuvenation, the feeling of being born again? Easter is the perfect time to work on the spiritual self. For deep healing and spiritual introspection, choose Amethyst eggs, Angelite Eggs, Celestite Eggs, Chrysocolla Eggs, Howlite Eggs, Lapis Eggs, Quartz Eggs, and Serpentine Eggs. Place them in your zen spaces, such as a meditation room or prayer corner. They can even sit by your bedside for easy access as you relax.
If you have more time on your hands, you can study the Crystal Meaning of each type of gemstone and become familiar with its metaphysical properties. This can help you with appropriate energy alignment.
Meditations & Affirmations with Eggs
To connect with the spiritual energy of Easter, you can meditate and do affirmations with crystal eggs.
Eggs sit perfectly in the palm of your hands. Hold one at your center, or hold onto one in each hand when you select a balanced pair. The stones help you go deeper into meditation and achieve a higher state of frequency.
You may also choose to recite positive affirmations. Contribute good vibes to the Universe to help counteract the negativity seeded in our mass consciousness. Learn how to properly form your own affirmations.
Crystal Eggs for Everyday Healing & Use
Crystal eggs are undisputedly one of the top stone shapes to have for Easter and Springtime. However, they play an important role in healing energy all year round.
To discover the deeper meaning of eggs in crystal healing, visit the How to Use Crystal Eggs article. There you will find more information about crystal eggs and how they help with breaking habits, manifestation lists, massage, yoni eggs and more.
We Egg you Onward...
Have you had the pleasure of healing with crystal eggs? Do you incorporate crystal eggs into your Easter celebrations? Which stones are your favorite when using eggs?
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