So you’ve read about crystals, watched some Youtube videos or seen them on Instagram and want to get started. You go to Google to look up crystal stores or you walk into your local metaphysical store. You’re overwhelmed… Where do I start? They’re all so beautiful! Don’t despair, I’ve got you! Below I’ve outlined my favourite crystals that I think work well for getting started on your journey into crystals. These ones are super versatile for healing work, space cleansing, meditation and also wearing as jewellery.
From the list below, see which crystals resonate with you, this is a good place to start if you’re feeling overwhelmed. However, don’t be limited to my suggestions! When you next walk into your metaphysical store or have a browse online, let yourself be drawn to particular crystals that call your name or vibrate on your level. Crystals are infinitely special beings that know when you need them!
Ahhh… The Master Healer. Clear Quartz was the first crystal I ever purchased in a metaphysical shop in Whistler, Canada and spawned my ever increasing crystal collection! Something about the rough, single terminated point called my name and for good reason… Clear Quartz is extremely versatile, resonating at the level of an individual’s needs. It amplifies whatever intention is programmed into it, intensifies other crystals’ properties, draws off negativity and harmonises the chakras. This crystal is also useful for aiding in manifestation, enhancing psychic abilities and can be used as stand-ins for other crystals in grids or healing work.
A powerful and protective stone, Amethyst guards against psychic attack, all types of harm (physical, mental, spiritual) and relieves stress, fear, anxiety and anger. I have clusters and tumbled amethyst stones all around my house and desk at work to dispel negativity and promote healing.
This crystal also enhances psychic abilities, spiritual awareness, stimulates the mind, enhances memory and improves motivation. Amethyst encourages the overcoming of addictions and is helpful for aiding in the healing of many physical ailments such as tension, pain, bruising, swelling, skin conditions and also respiratory, immune and digestive issues. To aid against personal physical issues, wear a piece of amethyst jewellery and/or place a stone under your pillow or on your bedside table as you sleep.
This beautiful stone radiates success, attracting abundance in success, wealth and happiness. It also stimulates the brain; promoting motivation, creativity, self-expression, self-confidence and enhanced concentration while dispelling negativity, fear and sadness.
This crystal is a great one to place in your home and also on your desk or in your work space.
Citrine also assists in physical ailments such as diabetes, digestion, renal function, circulation, body detoxification, optical issues and thyroid function.
Also known as the universal love stone, Rose Quartz deals with matters of the heart such as relationships, friendships, self-love, forgiveness, trust, grief and inner healing. This stone dispels negativity, balances the circulatory system, increases fertility and is great for protection in pregnancy and new births.
Referred to as ‘The Woman’s Stone’, Moonstone enhances feminine energy due to its tangible connection with the moon – a symbol of the Divine Feminine (more on that in this blog post). It is a stone of protection during childbirth, pregnancy and travel, especially at sea (due to the moon’s connection with the tides) and aids in menstrual cramps, water retention, contraception, breast-feeding and hormonal imbalance.
Moonstone is also a stone of inner growth, strength, emotional balance and calmness. It enhances intuition, promotes inspiration and success. It is also a useful tool to ingrate into your Manifestation with the Moon practice.
This beautiful clear crystal is reminiscent of angelic light; providing mental clarity, expanded awareness, accessing higher guidance and access to past lives. This stone instills a deep sense of peace, making it useful for aiding in meditation, insight and general spiritual work.
Selenite aids in physical ailments of the skeletal system and promotes flexibility.
Start Your Collection!
As I mentioned before, choose any (or all!) from the above list that appeal to your needs and begin your journey with crystals. Always use intuition, as a crystal may guide you to invoke it in your practice or use it for a purpose that isn’t outlined above. Remember to cleanse your crystals before working with them, I outline a few different ways in this blog post. Good luck on your journey!
What are your favourite crystals? What are some that you haven’t worked with but are looking into integrating into your practice? How do you use your crystals?
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Love and light x