Crystals for Beginners
Not sure where to start? Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals for beginners. Here are essential crystals NOBODY should be without.
SO MANY CRYSTALS, WHERE DO I START
I work with crystals and often my clients ask me what crystals should they get so I have put together crystals to start with for a Crystal Beginner’s kit.
There are a lot of crystals out there so it can be overwhelming. Perhaps you’re not sure where to even start? Here are some core crystals that are must-have for every collection. And they are affordable, easy to find with all with uniquely different energies.
DIFFERENT TYPES: TUMBLE STONES OR CRYSTAL POINTS
Please note, that all you need is a Tumble Stone. These are available everywhere. These polished crystals are easy to carry on you and place on your body. Some of the crystals on this list such as Quartz and Amethyst are also available as natural, polished or cut Crystal Points. These will cost a bit more. They are worth it later on as you progress and start to learn and sense how the form of a crystal affects its energy.
AGATE: THE STABILIZER
If you’re going to carry one stone around with you wherever you go, let it be agate. As the communication stone, agate will help you open up and make expression easier. Promoting inner stability, security and self-confidence, it’s no wonder agate is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence.
Affirmation: My emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies are completely balanced, and working in Harmony for my highest good.
AMETHYST: STONE OF SPIRITUALITY
Super spiritual Amethyst connects you with your spiritual power. Deeply cleansing, this violet crystal purifies negative energies. You can also use Amethyst for protection and developing your natural psychic abilities.
Affirmation: I am connected to the Divine within, safe and secure.
AVENTURINE: GOOD LUCK STONE
Provides balance of the female and male energies. Helps one to move with confidence into new situations such as employment, residence, school, situations such as employment, residence, school, relationships, etc. Enhances creativity and amplifies leadership qualities. Opens the heart to others and increases trust in life. Brings about adventures in love and travel. Stone of “good luck” and is a powerful crystal companion for manifesting wealth & abundance. This stone helps you to shift your thinking about prosperity and about your relationship with money. Has the ability to “expand” anything it is placed upon (money, health, prosperity, etc) Let Green Aventurine gently shift your thinking so that you are better able to welcome abundance into your life. Treats disorders of the longs, heart, adrenal glands and muscular systems. Promotes complete love, forgiveness, release and acceptance.
Affirmation: I welcome wealth and abundance into my life by consciously creating space for thoughts of prosperity.
CARNELIAN: THE CREATIVE INNER CHILD
This stone is quite common and comes in red, orange, pink, and brown. This stone is most excellent for restoring vitality and motivation. It is a high-energy stone and can also assist with stimulating creativity. Traditionally, it was used to protect the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. It can be useful for overcoming abuse and for learning to trust yourself.
Affirmation: I always have access to my inner creative spirit. I am motivated to take action in manifesting my deepest desires. I share my gifts with the world with both ease and grace. I am a force for positive change.
CITRINE: THE PROSPERITY MAGNET
This golden crystal is renowned for its ability to draw prosperity and abundance into your life. Citrine is also good for self-confidence as it opens up the Solar Plexus Chakra. This crystal can also be used to detoxify negative energies from the aura and encourage a more positive state of mind.
Affirmation: I fully embrace my courage, confidence, success and self-worth.
CLEAR QUARTZ: THE MASTER HEALER
An essential crystal healing tool and a good choice for your first crystal. Clear Quartz crystals are probably the most versatile crystals and can be programmed for any purpose. They can direct energies and enhance the energy of other crystals. It is cleansing, helps bring clarity while also keeping your energy and aura bright and strong.
Affirmation: I magnify the energy of my intention in order to manifest dreams.
FLUORITE: THE GENIUS
This stone can be clear or come in a variety of colors, such as blue, green, purple, yellow, or brown. It is a highly protective stone, especially on a psychic level. It can assist with discernment of outside influences that may be at work against you, and can be extremely effective against harm from your computer or any electromagnetic stress. Reveals to one their soul purpose and sacred path. Clears mental fog, confusion and indecisiveness. Emits an energy to produce order and balance, mental, emotional, spiritual and creative systems. Increases ability to concentrate while sustaining good health, strong intellect, and emotional well-being. Known as the ‘genius stone’ for the highest state of mental achievement. Great for the immune system and is often used in association with flues, cold, etc. Teaches us to be at one and in a state of peace. Supports spiritual development. Fluorite can be especially beneficial when learning something new, as it organizes and processes information and increases concentration.
Affirmation: As I grow more connected to my soul, my life’s purpose becomes clearer and clearer.
HEMATITE: THE BOUNCER
This dark grey metallic crystal shields you from psychic attacks and negative energy. Hematite strengthens your aura while defecting harmful energies, pulling them into the Earth for healing and transmutation. Hematite is the bouncer of the crystal world.
Affirmation: I am aware of my emotions, and am easily able to regulate and respond appropriately to them.
JADE: THE DREAM STONE
Jade has been used as a healing stone for nearly 6,000 years, so its powers are legit. Known in ancient cultures as the “dream stone,” jade carries a serene energy — think of it as the calm in the middle of a storm — making it the perfect sidekick for meditation and introspection. Jade gives you the wisdom to be able to see past self-imposed limitations and helps you shed that outdated can't-win-don't-try attitude. While all crystals promote harmony between the mind, body and spirit, the Jade crystal is a superstar in the world of crystal healing thanks to its powerful connection to the heart chakra and its varying degrees of intense, piercing shades of green. When it comes to bringing prosperity and abundance into your life, the Jade crystal stone is the ultimate good luck charm. Incorporate Jade into your daily meditation and have the courage to discover your divine inner truth while discarding any negative patterns holding you back from your full potential.
Affirmation: I have vivid dreams that I remember with clarity and ease.
RAINBOW OBSIDIAN: PSYCHIC VACUUM CLEANER
Rainbow Obsidian is the gemstone that you should have in your possession if you want a life filled with love, light, joy, and positive energy! Rainbow Obsidian is a type of black obsidian that when highly polished and exposed to strong, bright light reveals lustrous layers. The stone is made of volcanic glass, and the layers are caused by the pyroxene’s nanoparticle inclusions. It looks like a black stone at first glance, but you will notice the band of pretty rainbow colors in the stone. Rainbow Obsidian will work to remove your negative thoughts and feelings and replace them with good and empowering ones. Rainbow Obsidian is a highly grounding and protective stone. When you feel like your life is in limbo and you don’t know which direction to take, Rainbow Obsidian will guide you to the right direction. It will make sure that you’re safe and okay going there. It will also help you keep your feet firmly on the ground. Rainbow Obsidian will enhance your clairvoyant abilities, especially when it comes to love and relationships and your efforts for self-improvement. This stone will allow you to see the root cause or the real reason of your emotional problems so that you can resolve them. Rainbow Obsidian will act like a bridge that can bring hope and light to that part of yourself that’s filled with despair and darkness. It will give you something to live for and something to be happy about! It will clear and purify your aura. Rainbow Obsidian is a great cleanser of negativities, which you get from your environment and from your own emotions, like jealousy, resentment, anger, or bitterness. This stone is a powerful negativity shield that will ward off people with negative auras or not so honorable intentions. Rainbow Obsidian will get you started on your emotional healing after suffering a broken heart. It will give you the strength to pick up the pieces and the courage to face a new chapter of your life. The energies of this stone will also help you make progress when it comes to controlling your emotions. They will work to bring hidden truths to the surface. Rainbow Obsidian is also a Stone of Pleasure. It will bring your life gratification and enjoyment in both the little and big ways. It’s a powerful meditation stone that will dissolve your fears, break down barriers, and expand your consciousness.
Affirmation: I am filled with joy and positive energy.
ROSE QUARTZ: THE EARTH MOTHER
Possibly, the ultimate comfort crystal. Rose Quartz is the Mother of all crystals. Gentle and soothing, it helps heal emotional pain. Opening the Heart Chakra it allows you to feel compassion for others and yourself. This is the self-love stone.
Affirmation: I radiate love for myself, others, and the universe in its entirety.
SELENITE: THE GREAT CLEANSER
Selenite Crystals are one of the must have crystals that everyone should have in their home. Selenite crystals help to clear, protect and shield your personal energy body, or the energy of your home. They help to shield you from outside influences—especially negative ones—which is why so many people use a selenite wand when energetically gridding their home. The selenite healing properties remove any negative energy or influences, but also prevent any harmful energies from permeating your body or home. Selenite crystals are the ideal crystal for all kinds of energy clearing—energy cleansing of your body, crystals and home. Selenite is often pure white or slightly clear, but it can also be blue, brown, or green. It is quite easy to find. Selenite is an excellent stone for opening the third eye and crown chakras and can help you to connect to angelic consciousness and higher guidance through meditation. It has been said that each person holding a piece of this pure-vibration stone can enhance their telepathic capabilities. The selenite healing properties make it one of the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock any stuck or stagnant energy to ensure a smooth flow of positive energy through your body or also a space. They are one of the most powerful crystals for energy clearing and energy cleansing, making them an essential tool for removing negative energy. Place a Selenite tower in each of your rooms at home to keep the energy of your house cleared. Selenite crystals are also the ideal energy tools for healing. Selenite healing brings purifying white light into your body to help heal your aura and balance your chakras. Try placing your selenite crystals directly on your body, on areas that you want to focus your healing on, to bring focused healing energy to that area. It can also be used to help battle insomnia. Place selenite under your pillow at night to help you get a restful night's sleep. Many people are beginnings to incorporate selenite crystals into holistic medicine treatments for cancer and tumor reduction. Some people believe that selenite's natural ability to cleanse, purify and create a smooth energy flow throughout your entire energy system may help to restructure and regenerate cells.
Affirmation: My energy is clear and pure.
SMOKY QUARTZ: THE NEGATIVITY BUSTER
This form of Quartz crystal can be brown to smoky black in color. Smoky Quartz absorbs negative energies from around you or those created by our own negative thought patterns. A major protection stone, helping one to feel safe and secure. Tranforms negative emotions and patterns. Facilitates the desire to set aside the thinking mind and clear mental channels. Balances the Yin-Yang energies. Excellent grounding stone, creating acceptance of the body and Earth plane. Heals fear, depression, addictions, and obsessions.
Affirmation: I trust that I am eternally safe and protected by the Universe.
TIGER’S EYE: THE CONFIDENCE BUILDER
This banded golden brown stone carries a more masculine energy. An ideal crystal for helping build confidence and self-belief. You can also use Tiger’s Eye for protection. This golden stone connects us with the Earth, making it a good choice for grounding yourself. Makes one invisible from negative energy sources. Protects one’s auric field. Promotes courage and self-confidence, especially during time of transition or change. Protects travelers from accidents. Provides balance of Yin-Yang Energies.
Affirmation: I am able to adapt to the changes in my life with confidence.
TURQUOISE: MENTAL BOOSTER
As the name suggests, this stone is turquoise, of varying shades of blue and green, and it is easily found. Promotes spiritual attunement, physical awareness and enhances communication while developing inner strength. A stone of grounding and calming. A healer of the spirit, providing a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind. Turquoise is great for your mental well-being and dissolves any thoughts of self-hatred or self sabotage. Heals physical pain, especially stomach issues. Excellent detoxifying agent.
Affirmation: I express myself in a positive and elegant way that others are able to understand.
As you can see, each of these stones has many different properties, and the above list barely scratches the surface of what each stone has to offer, or the many other stones available. Don’t worry about going out and getting them all — they will come into your life as they are needed. When buying them from a store, it is important to pick the ones that call to you.
To cleanse your crystals, you can place them outdoors under a full moon, or rinse them with rosewater with the intention to clear their accumulated energies and revitalize them. If you have a selenite crystal, placing the other crystals near this one and the selenite will cleanse them.
Crystals can be worn as jewelry, carried in your pocket, or left on a nightstand, under your pillow or at work at your desk or wherever you spend a lot of time at. They are great to use during meditation, and some can help to amplify your prayers.
If you are curious, but still skeptical, I suggest just buying one and seeing if anything changes in your life or if you feel any differently. The worst that can happen is nothing yet the best that can happen is that something will indeed change!
Much Gratitude & Love,
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