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Blog post: Gemstones in January

The quietness of January. You’re a bit drowsy from the holidays. A bit empty maybe. January is a good time to challenge yourself and do some spiritual work. You go out, and the air is cold and the sunlight slants. It’s quiet. The trees are white. In the world, everyone is drowsy and quiet. Back to work after the holidays. You sit at your desk for a couple hours before blinking, “Oh right, I have to do some work.” Or at least, this is how this used to go. A few years ago, I started wanting to get new gemstones in January. I went to Rare Earth Beads in Durham today, the last day of the month. They have a large book called, “The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach.” The world was so cluttered, and I felt so cluttered, I had no idea what to get. Mujiba Haroon, who works at the store, told me that recently, customers have been buying Obsidian, which protects against negativity. January’s birth stone is …