Hello everybody! Here I am writing about crystals again! If you happen to have been following my Instagram and Facebook for some time now, you all know how much I love talking about healing crystals already. The reason why I collect and use them is because, generally, they bring positive vibes to me by balancing my energy, relieving stress and negativity, helping me with my spiritual journey, and more.
Today, I will be talking about the Top 12 crystals that I think every beginners should have based on my own experience and personal preference. Before anything else, let me tell you that crystal enthusiasts and crystal healers have their own favorites so this list is not an end-all be-all for everybody. However, I kept in mind to recommend the crystals that I think are useful and easier to find for beginners.
I started collecting different kinds of healing crystals 3 years ago. As time goes by, I have noticed that there are pieces that have stood out better than all the others, they are the crystals that I happen to use more often and there are special crystals that I only pick up for a certain purpose.
Now, let us begin!
1) Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is known as "The Master Healer Crystal", a very effective tool for manifestation. It amplifies the energy of its surroundings, helps in balancing and tuning the chakras in the body, and is being used for frequency controls in the tech industry. Yes, you read that right! Televisions, cellphones (liquid crystal display aka LCD screens), watches, computers, amongst many others, have clear quartz in it because of its programmability.
When worn, it helps in clearing one's mind of negativity, enhances one's higher spiritual receptiveness, amplifies the positive energy that is already within, magnifies the healing properties of the other healing crystals that its owner is wearing, and gives an energy boost when s/he is feeling down.
Since quartz crystals absorb both positive AND negative energy, especially when often used, it is a must to cleanse it regularly to get rid of the bad juju that has accumulated in it. You may wash it under running water every morning & night to refresh its energy!
I have a raw clear quartz cluster that I put beside our wi-fi router (when it is slowing down) to improve the internet connection at home. After a few days, I have noticed that online streaming sites are functioning better and more smoothly with less lagging compared to before.
P. S. Do not put quartz crystals beside a machine with very strong radiation. It is an energy amplifier and you wouldn't want more boost of that!
2) Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline: the ultimate crystal for protection! When you need a stone that absorbs and repels toxic negative energy as well as provide a protective shield in the room or around one's body, this is the crystal to have! The black variety of tourmaline absorbs electromagnetic energy, when placed beside electronic devices, it helps prevent our bodies and personal energy field from absorbing that much EMF's.
This crystal directly targets one's root chakra. The reason why I love this stone is because our raw BT helps ground the energy in our home. Wearing my BT pendant and bracelet makes me feel more grounded, secure, and protected, like there is an energetic barrier between me and negativity. Black tourmaline dispels lower negative vibrations, blocks psychic attacks and ill-wishes from enemies, and prevents psychic vampires from draining you off of your energy.
I highly recommend this stone for empaths. Remember when you have friends with lots of problems they can't help but pour out all their resentments and toxicity all over you to gain compassion? Yes, I know all about it. While it is a good deed to help other people out by listening to them and inspiring them, you can't deny that it leaves you empty and emotionally tired too! Wearing black tourmaline is useful for that!
Since Black Tourmalines absorb lots of negative energy from its surroundings, you must cleanse it regularly and program it with the intention of blocking only the negative energy directed towards you and your house BUT not to block prosperity and blessings away from you!
Need an energy boost and motivation? Wear carnelian! Whenever I feel lazy to do household chores or to move around, I wear this to balance my sacral chakra, which is responsible for creativity, sexual energy, fertility, courage, leadership, ambition, determination, drive, will, and passion.
Carnelian has warmth and vibrance that when worn, or when placed in one's surroundings, boosts confidence, endurance and physical strength. Most people wear this on a daily basis to help them achieve their goals faster. Using this grounds me by reminding me to exercise, work, and write, while activating the stagnant energy within me so that I'll have the drive that I need to do those tasks.
I naturally have a strong appetite and a frank and blunt speech that should be tamed and Carnelian tends to amplify those qualities in me which is why I avoid wearing this everyday. This is one of the crystals that I only pick WHEN BADLY NEEDED. I may not always wear it but I am aware that I can always count on it and that is what's important!
Famously known as The Merchant's Stone or The Success Stone, citrine is highly recommended for attracting wealth and prosperity. Its yellow color emanates warmth, joy, and optimism that motivates one to have a positive outlook on money. To help manifest a successful financial endeavor, business ventures and expansion, meditating with this stone helps bring the lucky energy of planet Jupiter to you!
Success doesn't come easily without hard work so one's financial luck won't just magically appear when you pray to crystals! However, having this crystal beside you will help balance and release energy in your Solar Plexus chakra which is responsible for one's courage, motivation, personal power, will, drive, mental abilities and how we assert ourselves in the world. In short, when you are confident about your skills and strengths and work your way to the top, success is surely achievable!
Considered a lucky amulet by the people of old, jade was believed to protect its wearer from bad luck and accidents by absorbing the negative energy and ill-intent thrown upon its wearer instead. When jade is regularly worn, the person's energy meshes with it, brightening the color of the jade. When its owner is sick, the color of the jade that s/he wears becomes dull. It was said that jade usually breaks when its purpose for shielding its owner from harm is done.
Jade's energy helps in releasing the blockages in one's heart chakra to make way for a healthy flow of energy throughout the person's physical and etheric body. It aids in emotional healing, reducing stress, anger, rage, and bad vibes which in return improves the appearance and well-being of its owner. The gentle green color of jade is soothing on the eyes which is beneficial for eye and mind relaxation.
This is why jade rollers are popular, because a stress-free person emits a bright aura that is beautiful!
6) Rose Quartz
MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE CRYSTAL HANDS DOWN!
Rose Quartz has been known to attract love and beauty in the life of its wearer. How true is that, you ask? Well, wearing a rose quartz jewelry won't magically teleport your soulmate straight onto you, that aint' how it works, baby! I'll explain why...
Rose quartz is balances the heart chakra. The soothing and gentle lovely energy of rose quartz promote self-love to its owner, making one realize his/her own beauty, potential, and strengths. When one feels at peace with himself or herself, positive things are being magnetized to that person and the right person usually comes along when someone is already whole and emotionally healthy to share his/her life with someone else.
If you are feeling ugly or down like you have no confidence left whatsoever and you are in need of a push, meditating with this crystal helps. I have noticed that when I had post-partum depression before, rose quartz is the crystal that helped me calm down. Wearing rose quartz jewelry regularly helped me to let go of toxic baggage and negative feelings that are keeping my heart imprisoned.
7) Blue Calcite
Having difficulty in expressing yourself and communicating with others? Wanna tone down our aggressive speech or heal throat-related sickness? Meditate with a blue calcite!
Light blue crystals can be used to balance the throat chakra, its tranquil blue color evokes a sense of serenity while its calming and soothing vibration helps in diminishing anxiety and reducing stress.
Holding and looking at this heart palm blue calcite reminds me of the skies and clouds, it clears my head of all mental clutter helping me to organize my thoughts as I speak of them. When my mind is at ease and without worries, words flow freely and smoothly, assisting me when I write or speak to clients, friends, and colleagues.
Oh, if you are having colds and flu, wearing light blue crystals as a pendant may soothe your throat for a faster healing process.
8) Lapis Lazuli
Wanna unleash your hidden potential? Get a lapis lazuli!
This crystal activates your third eye chakra which helps in enhancing your creativity, bringing you visions and imagination that will keep your artistic prowess rolling!
We all get a mental and creative block from time to time, I get it. It is indeed challenging to always have to come up with new and innovative ideas. Meditating with a lapis lazuli brings about insight, spiritual transformation, and dreams that you may manifest into reality. Artists always start with an inspiration and when the flow of energy in your subconscious mind is continuous, expect an unlimited images of visions, and even words, flowing in your head!
This world is full of things unknown that can't be seen with the naked eye. Focusing on understanding only the mundane things and on attaining material items in this world will never bring anyone full happiness. Spirituality is something that each person should give attention to and when this aspect of your life is empty, it just makes you feel blaaaaah like you have no purpose in life whatsoever.
Connecting to your higher self is important for your overall well-being and meditating with labradorite will help in balancing your brow chakra. It helps in enhancing your psychic abilities such as having good judgment and discernment, having strong gut feelings that could protect you from danger and harm, connecting you to the spirit world (depending on your religion and beliefs, it may help you have a stronger connection to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit).
Wearing labradorite crystals, based on experience, protects its owner from psychic attacks, ill-intents, sleep paralysis, etc. A friend of mine who sees ghosts and elementals told me that wearing labradorite prevents her from seeing those entities, which I think is good. Of course, prayers to God will always help, I believe!
With awareness comes enlightenment and power. Improving one's mind power, intuition, intelligence, and psychic abilities could be beneficial for it will help you in dealing with the realities of life with much more ease.
Believe it or not, each one of us are gifted with psychic abilities (others may not be as strong as others') which is why we have this gut feeling when something isn't right, like we sense when danger is coming or when someone is lying to us, or when you just know that there is something wrong and yet you can't explain why.
Enhancing these innate abilities will help us in studying and earning, in controlling our bad habits and removing addictions, in having wisdom and knowledge, in achieving inner sense of calm, balance, and peace, etc. Basically, it helps you have a balanced state of mind wherein your emotions will not cloud your judgment for you have a strong logical mind.
Amethyst's energy, depending on the person, could treat insomnia OR boost a person's mind more. It also helps a person in retaining his/her wealth because it prevents one from spending money carelessly on things that are of no value or importance in its owner's life.
A crystal that resembles the beauty of a Moon Goddess, selenite is one that instantly grabbed my attention. I always have it within reach at home for the purposes of boosting the energy of my other healing crystals, for removing the negative energy that has accumulated in my auric field, for crystal gridding, etc. However its ultra high vibration prevents me from using it as jewelry, or else, I would be having a head ache. Other people could manage wearing it all the time, it just depends on the individual.
Selenite is good if you want to have mental clarity and a quiet mind. it also keeps negative energy away and prevents psychic attacks from others who want to fill your head with toxic thoughts.
Basically, selenite can be used in cleansing and energizing other healing crystals which makes it a must-have for every crystal healers! it also boosts the energy of other crystals making them even more powerful for manifesting or healing use.
12) Rainbow Moonstone
To have a unique connection to the divine feminine within, rainbow moonstone is a crystal that one, especially women, should have. This crystal is definitely useful when you want to reconnect with God (or the Higher Power) and it aids you in getting in touch with your emotions. It has an air of gentle nurturing yet fierce protectiveness during tough times.
Women, when their menstrual cycle is nearing, usually suffer from PMS which makes us moody, irritated, and in pain. Wearing moonstone during this time gives a comforting, maternal, and protective energy that will help soothe us emotionally and even physically (when the intent programmed in the crystal has manifested in the physical realm).
When someone is heartbroken, confused, lost spiritually, a rainbow moonstone can help them get it together by balancing their crown chakra. It helps in reminding someone which feelings and thoughts should be left behind because they are not beneficial for their growth. Pregnant women will also find the energy of moonstone comforting during these vulnerable times, I know coz I used to wear this when I was pregnant and after giving birth. It helped in faster physical recovery and also in keeping my emotions in check when I was having post partum depression.
In the end, crystals can only do so much but just aid us in our spiritual journey, it doesn't work as magic that will automatically remove all your problems in one single prayer, you also have to do your part to achieve your goals and dreams! Spiritual and financial success will never be achieved without hard work.
So there, I hope this list has helped you in any way. The ones listed in the top 10 are the most basic in my opinion. Which amongst these crystals listed above is your favorite? Let me know you thoughts!
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