Best Friends Animal Society

December’s magical chill rings in longer nights and heartfelt celebrations. As we are brought indoors, an emphasis is placed on introspection, healing and connecting with loved ones. December’s full moon in Gemini takes place on the 18th, highlighting new information and communication with oneself and others; the full moon in December is also known as the Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon in reference to the Winter Solstice, marking the longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice arrives on December 21st and beckons us to pay homage to the ritual of rebirth and renewal for our highest good and the highest good of others.

The Crystal Council would like to extend thanks to each member of the Crystal Council family for all of their thoughtful philanthropic suggestions. This December the Crystal Council is proud to feature Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society’s goal of saving cats and dogs across America started with a group of friends in Utah who were dedicated to creating a sanctuary for abandoned and abused animals. Since 1993, this nonprofit organization has saved the lives of countless animals, provided adoption services and connected homeless animals with loving families. Motivated by compassion, kindness and a goal to eradicate kill-shelters, Best Friends Animal Society created a network of support through like-minded individuals. The Best Friends Network is comprised of over 3,300 public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare organizations across the United States. Best Friends Animal Society also features outreach and embed programs to implement sustainable community cat programs, build and maintain strong foster and adoption networks and increase the opportunities for pets to live long happy lives.

This December we are featuring Apache Tears, a variety of Obsidian useful for healing and transmuting emotional trauma; Apache Tears are said to be the tears Apache women shed during the devastation of the American Indian War. This healing stone gently draws emotional wounds to the forefront to be acknowledged, healed and released; Apache Tears encourages the forgiveness of oneself and others. As Apache Tears is a variety of Obsidian, it is a very grounding and protective stone; Apache Tears may be used when working to heal the root chakra and assists one in maintaining a fresh, protected aura. This healing stone acts as a sponge for negative energy, and is most effective when cleansed regularly. 100% of the proceeds from purchases of Apache Tears during the month of December will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society.