So you want to buy yourself some healing crystals, but not sure where to start? We get it. With literally thousands of types of crystals to choose from, figuring out where to begin can be confusing and even intimidating. So before you go out and start buying every gem you lay your eyes on, (although we’re totally not judging if you do), we thought we'd give you a head start. Every crystal collection needs a handful of gems that are versatile and can be applied to a variety of different situations. So here are 5 healing crystals that we think every crystal collector should own.
This purple to lavender gem is one of the most powerful and versatile crystals you will ever own. Its high vibration promotes spiritual wisdom and connection. Allow this good-for-everything stone to heighten your intuition, guard against overindulgence, and encourage guided decision-making. Amethyst is also believed to cleanse the aura and block negative energy, so keep it close any time you are feeling threatened or weak in any way. Mentally it helps us to feel more focused, which makes it a wonderful stone to use in meditation. Your Amethyst will help you maintain a feeling of spiritual connection, so toss it in your purse and keep it with you throughout the day. Can't sleep? Place the Amethyst under your pillow or on your nightstand at night to help settle a frazzled mind.
Known as the "master healer," the Clear Quartz is a must have for beginners and avid collectors alike, as it is believed to vibrate at the energy level needed by its owner. This gem is said to amplify the energy of your thoughts – so remember to keep them positive! The Clear Quartz is also said to absorb, release and regulate the energy given off by other crystals, making it the ideal stone to incorporate into crystal grids. Clear Quartz also works in meditation to filter out distractions and aid in concentration.
Widely known as the stone of unconditional love, Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra, teaching us the true meaning of love, for others and for ourselves. Allow this soft pink gem to gently remove negative energy and replace it with emotional balance and harmony. If you've ever found yourself challenged in receiving love, the Rose Quartz is said to help with this. Wanting to attract more love? Many people swear by keeping a Rose Quartz next to their bed to attract new relationships and enhance existing ones.
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.
Thought to be the luckiest of all gems, Aventurine embodies confidence, optimism, and prosperity. This green beauty diffuses negative situations, calms irritation, and enables emotional recovery. Aventurine is also believed to assist us in releasing bad habits so that progress and growth can take place. An all-around healer, this is a very comforting stone that aids in finding well-being, calming the emotions, and healing the heart. Bonus: When paired with Rose Quartz, Aventurine is believed to help find love later in life. ;)
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