What are the Best Crystals for Beginners?
When you are looking to get into the world of crystals, there are a lot of things to consider. Many feel overwhelmed by how many crystals there are for them to choose from and they may decide to give up because it is too hard. Crystals are a great way to take care of the body and the mind and even beginners can see the benefits, so do not give up. Let’s take a closer look at how these crystals work and how you can get started, so it all makes a little more sense.
Choosing The Right Crystals
The first thing to consider is the best crystals to have. You can do some research and find a ton of crystals such as clear quartz or black tourmaline, but to start, it is best to just have a beginner crystal collection so you do not feel overwhelmed. You can always add some more to your own crystal collection as time goes on. Some of the best crystals for beginners to consider include:
Rose Quartz is a treasured crystal that is able to help enhance friendship, self-empowerment, positivity, and love. It is also a great healing crystal for the divine feminine energy.
Hematite is the best stone to use when you need to promote inner courage, balance energy, and boost your confidence and self-esteem. For those who struggle with these issues, this master healer stone is the best option.
This stone has a deep, rich red color that gives amazing vibrations. You will love how these healing crystals can help with grounding, sexual energy, and self-confidence. This is a good stone to help stir up the deepest passions.
Amethyst is one of the best crystals for beginners because it is simple to use and will help you with many different types of situations. If you feel like it is hard to move forward from the past, then you should use the amethyst stone to help with this.
Selenite is a great stone to help clean the body and soul and add some harmony to your life. This crystal can help fight off some of the negative energies and connects all the upper chakras as well.
If you feel life is a jungle and it is easy to feel afraid and intimidated by things in the world around you, then Tiger’s Eye is the best stone to have. It can provide you with all of the courage and gumption that you need to make it through.
These popular crystals are a good start to help you get your healing. If there is a specific type of healing that you need to work through or if you need to balance your throat chakra, sacral chakra, or even the crown chakra, you should check out which crystal is going to help with that and then add it to your collection.
Choosing The Shape Of The Crystal
Now that you know a few of the types of healing stones that you would like to use, you can choose the shape that you would like the crystal to be. Keep in mind that the properties of the crystal are going to stay the same no matter the shape you use, the experience that you get with each shape can be different. There are a few types of crystal shapes that you can choose including:
The point: This is an intense energy tool that can help to amplify and focus the power of the stone. It is a good way to direct the energy of the crystal inward based on where you put the point. This can help to manifest intentions since it will take the energy of that intention and point it to the universe, even when you are done.
Sphere: A crystal sphere is going to emit energy in all directions. It can be a full and gentle energy that helps you feel immersed in the power while grounding you as well.
Cube: A crystal cube usually goes back to the root chakra. This helps to ground you and create some calm in your environment. You can use it as a protective grid as well.
Pyramid: This is a sacred shape that takes the practice of crystal healing back to ancient times. This helps to concentrate the energy of the crystal on the universe and can manifest all of your intentions.
Heart: This is a loving shape for the crystal and can help keep the healing properties of that stone close to your heart. It is a good way to nourish the spirit and the energy for giving and receiving.
You might also be interested in learning about Mala Beads!
How Can I Use These For Healing?
There are different ways that you can choose to use your crystals to help with healing. Some will hold onto the stone to help during meditation. With the stone in your hand and the right intentions in place, you can meditate to send out the right energies that you would like. Some choose to combine a few of these crystals together in a crystal grid, harnessing the power from all of them in one.
It is possible to wear some of the crystals to harness their power as well. There are different pieces of jewelry that will do a great job of this and they allow you to get the energy out of stone that you would like. Some choose to just have the stones in a prominent location to help them receive the energy in a location where they need it more. There are even options like crystal therapists who can help you learn where to place the crystals on your own body and meditate in order to receive the benefits. You can choose which method works best for you.
Do I Need Crystal Grids?
When you are using these crystals, you may want to consider putting them in a grid. The crystal grid is just the formation of stones to help with healing. They will usually emanate out from the central stone that you choose, depending on what exactly you would like to heal at the time. Grids are a good tool to use to help create the right energy with your intention and to hold onto that energy after you are done.
A crystal grid can be useful because it can join together the energies of many crystals so all of their vibrations will come together and harmonize for one. Grids can be small if you would like, taking up a small table or less. But if you have some big intentions that you would like to send out, you may need to work with a massive crystal grid as well. As a beginner, you are likely to just stick with a simple grid to avoid a lot of hassle.
Do I Need To Cleanse The Crystals?
At some point, you will need to work through crystal cleansing. Your crystals will hold onto a lot of negative energy to help balance you out and eventually their energy and healing power will dim out a bit. Cleaning them will help you to keep their energy bright, just like recharging a battery. Some of the ways that you can cleanse your crystals include:
- A sage smoke: To help purify the energy of the crystal, you can immerse it into the smoke of sage for a few minutes. You should do this any time you feel the stone is not vibrating the way that you would like.
- Moon or sunlight: You can help to cleanse out the crystal by leaving your crystal out in the moon or the sun. This needs to be done for a minimum of four hours.
- Soil: Burying the stone in the soil of the earth, or even the soil of your potted plant can do wonders. You should do this for about 24 hours for the best results. Leave a marker right there to help you remember where it is later.
- A selenite or quartz crystal: Some crystals are strong enough that they can help to recharge some of the other crystals as well. If you have a selenite or quartz crystal, you will be able to use those to charge your other crystals.
Charging your crystals will be the best way to ensure that they maintain the vibration and healing energies that you would like and will do the right work along the way. This will provide you with the best health and energy possible as you use each one.
Using Crystals For Your Needs
Different crystals can be a great way to help improve your life. There are many different types of crystals that you are able to work with. Each one has its own unique properties and can bring some healing to your whole life. With the help of the right stone and understanding how these work, you will be able to see all the healing powers in your own life, kicking the negative energies away for good.
Want to learn about even more crystals? Check out our Gemstones Page!