Find yourself drawn to the sparkling shades of crystals? Curious about gemstone healing? We have the lowdown on how to get started in the wondrous world of crystal magic.
You can’t learn how to collect crystals without learning more about crystals! There is a wealth of information out there about crystals, but it's important to seek out trustworthy articles because crystals are powerful healing tools that you want to use with care.
Discover the power of crystals
Crystals have many different properties...
Some are better for grounding and stability.
Others have motivating, passionate energy.
Some crystals can absorb negative energy and transform it into something positive.
Others may become weaker when absorbing too much negativity.
Some are protective
Certain crystals are for opening up to vulnerability
Many can work on different chakras in our bodies
Buy Sets of Crystals
Don’t get too overwhelmed by all of the different energies, attractions, and protections you hear about when you first start collecting rocks and crystals. It takes time to learn what crystals work well together and which might bring contradictory energies to your meditation.
A great way to get to know how crystals work together is to buy them in a set. Crystal sets usually revolve around an intention, such as happiness, protection, stress reduction, etc. The stones included in the set will all have properties that balance each other to attract the energy you need for your intention.
10 POWERFULL CRYSTALS
1. For happiness: Citrine
Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind. It releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias.
2. For abundance - Malachite
A malachite stone can bring financial focus because it is an energy magnet. Money is a form of energy, so you can use malachite with it to focus. Since ancient times, malachite has served as a stone of wealth for merchants due to its money-like color and reputation.
3. For Love - Rose Quartz
To tap into your emotions and love, Rose Quartz guides your pathway to the heart. It is a crystal to help you understand your relationships – to others and yourself.
By opening yourself up to love and acceptance, you begin to surrender to higher consciousness and healing. Using Rose Quartz as a starting point to foster trust, gratitude, and compassion will ready your mind and spirit for the deep work that crystal meditation can do.
4. For Clarity - Clear Quartz
A translucent, clear crystal, it is believed to help heal issues at the mental, physical and emotional level. It resonates with higher chakras, bringing divine light and connection to the higher consciousness and unconditional love.
5. For Grounding - Black Obsidian
Black obsidian is a beautiful natural stone formed by cooled volcanic lava. It's smooth and reflective and doesn't have a crystalline structure. It is connected to the root chakra and is often used to help with grounding and protection.
6. For Intuition - Amethyst
Amethysts, with their beautiful purple color, vibrate at a frequency that balances the third eye chakra. Their energy connects with our energy field, tuning up the third eye, and awakening the intuition as a result.
We can use amethysts in a number of ways to tap into our guidance system and move through life in a more intuitive way.
7. For Anxiety relief - Sodalite
Finally, think about starting your crystal collection with Sodalite. This cleansing blue stone washes away fear, anxiety, and doubt. It allows harmony and peace to flow into you with abundance.
8. For Confidence - Pyrite
Pyrite has a connection to the solar plexus chakra (chakras are strong energy centers within the body) and is used to increase strength, energy, willpower, and confidence. It's also a wonderful abundance stone, encouraging wealth, prosperity, and success.
9. For Mindfulness - Celestite
Celestite is best used as a focus point of meditation, prayer, or mindfulness. This stone does very well as a visual piece in private space used for mindfulness practices.
Celestite, also known as Celestine, is a mineral that forms blue crystals. Celestite is often associated with divine power and is thought to increase understanding, higher consciousness, as well as mindfulness when used in meditation and prayer
10. For Creativity - Peach Scolecite
Peach Scolecite (Peach stilbite with Scolecite) is an uplifting stone that promotes joy, emotional healing and invites clarity of your inner guidance and wisdom. It also boosts creativity and manifestation abilities.
How to take care of your crystals
- Put them outside or on a windowsill on a full moon to recharge.
- Use the rain as a way to cleanse them with water, or soak them in a bowl of salt water.
- Smudge them with a sage stick or some palo santo.
- Bury them underground for 24 hours.
- Use a cleansing crystal.