How to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2021
Just as each astrological season has a different, unique energy, each calendar year has a different unique energy. To set yourself up for success and make the most out of each year, it is important to understand the energy of that particular year. Learning more about the energy forecast can help you navigate the year – especially the challenges of the year. That’s why we’re sharing an overview of 2021 and a few energy tips to help you throughout the year.
The 2021 Energy Forecast
This year, there are two main prevailing energies: action and stability. While there is an energy of taking action and moving forward, there is also an element of staying grounded and aligned. Rather than going with the momentum or rushing to take action in your life, this year is about thinking things through and grounding into the actions that you take. You may not accomplish your goals or manifest your intentions as quickly as you otherwise could, but you will be more successful in the long run.
To sum it up, the challenge this year will be to find the balance between these dual energies, and to learn how to be thoughtful, strategic, and clear as you pursue your goals and intentions.
The 2021 Crystal of the Year: Carnelian
Carnelian is the 2021 Crystal of the Year because it embodies both the motivational, empowering, action-oriented energy as well as the grounding, stabilizing energy. This is the perfect stone to work with throughout the year to balance out the competing forces and find a middle ground that supports you all year long.
Whether you carry a carnelian stone with you in your pocket, hold it as a touchstone, or wear it on your body in the form of a carnelian bracelet or necklace, this stone can motivate you and ground your energy – which is just the energy combination you need this year!
Other Healing Crystals + Energy Tools to Support You in 2021
Besides Carnelian, the crystal of the year, there are other crystals and energy tools that are especially well suited to help you navigate the energy of 2021. Here are some of our favorite recommendations:
- The Activation Candle: this candle is designed to energize, motivate and empower you to take action toward your goals.
- The New You Bath Salts: not just for the start of the year, these bath salts rejuvenate the spirit and clear away any energies that may be holding you back.
- Red Jasper: Red Jasper is a powerful root chakra stone that helps you strengthen your foundation, but also has a highly motivating energy. This is the ideal stone for the procrastinator who needs an extra energetic kick to get going!
- Hematite: If you are looking for a stone to help you slow down and stay grounded, Hematite is for you. The heaviness and weight of this stone connects you to your foundation and anchors your energy. This is the perfect complementary energy if you are a go-go-go type of person!
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.