Riverstone: For Change, Acceptance, and Growth

Everything you need to know about riverstone.

Crystals can be powerful—if you know how to use them. Use this handy guide to decode the potential for growth of riverstone. Bring some of that luck to your practice with riverstone jewelry from Silver & Sage

Known as the “bones of Mother Earth,” riverstone is one of the oldest continually-used crystals for strength and energy. Culled from rivers and other moving bodies of water all over the world, riverstone embodies the fluidity, vitality, and movement of ever-evolving water.

Healing Properties

This is a great stone to accelerate change, and to initiate the acceptance of new situations or life-shifts. Riverstone is thought to energize one’s aura, which makes it a great choice if you’re feeling stagnant or stuck in a rut. It can be used to access your innermost will and initiative; though the stone itself does not cause change, it helps the wearer recognize and accept change. It encourages us to go with the flow, rather than to resist change or evolution. In this way, it is a grounding stone, helping us to find peace in acceptance. In the same vein, it’s known to accelerate physical processes such as growth and digestion.

Wearing or Using the Stone

Although riverstone can be worn anywhere and used in many ways, it is especially helpful when used in malas as it promotes grounding during meditation or prayer. Because of its natural flow, riverstone is best worn on an unknotted necklace or mala so the energy can move unfettered. Because this stone lends an energizing quality to all activities, both positive and negative, it is important to be aware and cautious of the other stones it is paired with. Similarly, its power is best harnessed when used with a specific intention or goal. Otherwise, the stone’s turbulent energy may inadvertently be misapplied.

Riverstone can be used especially in times of feeling unbalanced: It helps to balance the yin and yang, the masculine and feminine, the solar and lunar.

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Fun Fact

There are several cities around the world named for the stone, and some legends speculate that ancient hunters and gatherers may have collected riverstone as good luck amulets.

Intuitive Mysticism

Chakra: Root (Muladhara)
Planet: Earth
Zodiac: Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Suggested Mantra: I accept the change and I become the evolution.

Please note that crystals and other forms of New Age holistic healing are to be used alongside, not in replacement of, Western medicine. Should you have serious symptoms we recommend you visit a doctor for treatment.