If you’re just starting out collecting crystals it may be a bit confusing knowing where to begin.
If you were to only have one crystal most people would recommend you start with Clear Quartz. Considered to be a 'master healer', Clear Quartz can be used to stimulate the immune system. It also amplifies the energies of other crystals that are placed next to it, making their energy more intense.
Another very useful crystal to own is Black Tourmaline as it is a protection crystal. You can take this with you wherever you go (just pop it in your pocket or bra). Black Tourmaline is excellent for protection as it can soak up negative energy from your surroundings.
A grounding crystal is also very handy to have on you, and Smokey Quartz is one of the best grounding crystals to have. It will help you feel more anchored and can help lift your mood. Black Tourmaline is also a grounding crystal, however our first choice would be the Smokey Quartz.
Lastly, Rose Quartz is a must have - it is a beautiful love stone - providing love for yourself as well as others.
Below are our top 8 suggestions to help you get started on your crystal journey!
Amethyst – Stress Reliever
- Amethyst is a natural stress reliever
- Calms the mind and soothes the emotions
- Assists with a peaceful night’s sleep and prevents nightmares (great for placing in a child’s bedroom!)
- Can help with alcoholism, compulsive behaviours and addictions (eg smoking)
Black Tourmaline – Protection
- Excellent stone for protection
- Can be used for grounding
- Works like a vacuum cleaner for negative energy – soaks it all up (and therefore needs cleansing regularly)
- Great for blocking electromagnetic energy from computers and phones
Carnelian – Confidence & Courage
- Boosts energy
- Brings out your creative side
- Helps with confidence and courage
- If you are a procrastinator, Carnelian will help you make decisions
- Can cleanse other crystals
Citrine – Prosperity & Abundance
- Citrine attracts prosperity, happiness, wealth and abundance
- Use Citrine to manifest dreams and success
- Citrine is a great crystal to have on you if you find it difficult to express your thoughts and feelings
- Citrine never needs cleansing
Clear Quartz – The Master Healer
- Known as the ‘master healer’, if you only have one crystal, this is the one to have
- The immune system is stimulated with Clear Quartz
- Clear Quartz is the best energy amplifier, it will amplify the energies of other crystals if placed next to them
- Is great at motivating
- Provides clarity to your life
- Clear Quartz helps with concentration
Moonstone – Balances Emotions
- Moonstone is emotionally calming (for both men and women)
- Enhances fertility and is wonderful during pregnancy
- Creates new beginnings
- Helps with intuition
Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love
- Rose Quartz is all about love – love for yourself, your family and your friends
- Brings a sense of peace
- Rose Quartz promotes compassion
- Encourages patience
- Rose Quartz is a reassuring stone
Smokey Quartz – Grounding
- One of the best Crystals for grounding and anchoring
- Connects you to nature, great for when you don’t have time to wriggle your toes in the grass or sand
- Helps to overcome depression and stress
- Useful for positive thinking
- Dissolves bad moods and negativity
- Can help with nightmares
Happy collecting :-)
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