So, you want to dip your toe into the magical world of crystals but just not sure where to start? With literally thousands of types of crystals to choose from, figuring out where to begin can be intimidating and a little confusing. We get it, and we got you! There are so many different types and colours each with their own healing properties, and varying cleansing needs.
We’ve compiled our top five crystals that could be included in your starter kit or as a guide as your starting point. We’re keeping it simple, and not suggesting some rare, and outrageously expensive pieces. These ones that you can find easily and are all affordable.
1. AMETHYST | A GOOD STONE FOR EVERYTHING
Amethyst is another variety of quartz with traces of manganese and iron, giving it those lovely varying shades of purple to lavender. This gem is one of the most powerful and versatile crystals you will ever own. Allow this good-for-everything stone to heighten your intuition, guard against overindulgence, and encourage guided decision-making. Keep a small piece under your pillow to help bring calm, soothing vibes to your bed for a good night’s rest. This stone is great for the office as well by relieving work-related stress, facilitating intuition and communication and emanating prosperity. Bonus, this is another stone that pulls double duty and can cleanse other crystals! Help amp up those good vibes and get some Amethyst in your life.
2. CLEAR QUARTZ | THE MASTER HEALER
Clear Quartz known as the “master healer” is a must have in any new collection as well as being a staple in any avid crystal lovers collection. It is believed to vibrate at the energy level required by its owner. Keep your thoughts positive around Clear Quartz as it is believed that this gem amplifies the energy of your thoughts. If you’re needing some mental clarity, clear quartz can help eliminate energy blockages to allow positive energy to flow freely through the body. If you are using Clear Quartz as a feng shui element you can place it on a window sill. The amplifying power of Clear Quartz will pull in positive energy from the Sun and Moon and radiate it into the rest of the room.
3. ROSE QUARTZ | UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Commonly known as the stone of Love. Not just romantic love, but all types of love, self-love, love of friends and family. Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra, teaching us the true meaning of love, for others and for ourselves. It is usually a soft, light pink colour and is connected with the heart chakra. The soothing vibrations of this stone help to revitalize the body, calm negative emotions and alleviate stress. This is a powerful crystal for beginners because the strong feminine energy can help give you the boost of love you need when working on forgiving, compassion and healing old wounds.
4. CITRINE | ABUNDANCE & GOOD FORTUNE
Citrine – Known as the stone of abundance
Known as the stone of abundance, the golden Citrine is said to inspire success, imagination, happiness, and confidence. Allow it's warm energy to encourage your inner creative mind, enhance individuality, and encourage self-expression. Citrine will help to bring you a "glass half full" mindset and assist you in going with the flow instead of hanging onto the past. Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It doesn't hold onto negative energy, and therefore is one of the few gems that doesn't require cleansing. The Citrine can also be used in the cleansing of chakras, especially the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stone acts as a powerful magnet to invite rays of happiness into our lives and has the power to give joy to whoever holds it. Carry it in your pocket to attract good vibes, or keep it in the wealth corner of your home (the corner furthest left from the front door) to invite prosperity.
5. GREEN CALCITE
Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy. It cleans negative energies from the environment. It brings forth a polarising prismatic energy, which engenders a spectrum of energy to clear and to activate all of the chakras. Calcite is a spiritual stone that facilitates the opening of higher consciousness and psychic abilities. It helps mind and body to remember soul experiences
Now there’s so much more to explore with each of these stones, and you definitely don’t have to buy these specific ones. It’s always best to trust your gut and go with what you’re drawn to as it may be a sign that you’re in need of that particular crystal at that time. But, these are my personal top five essentials and can cover a whole lot of healing ground. If you have any others that you would add to this list, let me know!
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As a beginner, crystals can be overwhelming as there are so many to choose from. However, there are no wrong answers when you pick one that feels right to you. Which one of these must-have crystals are you feeling drawn to? Comment your favorites down below!