With literally hundreds of different crystals out there and thousands of different uses for them, it can be hard to know where to start.
So, here are my top ten healing crystals to start your collection:
Amethyst: It is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. It is also believed to release tension and its purple color makes it the perfect stone for the crown and brow chakras.
Aventurine: Is a stone of optimism and zest for life. It can help you take everything in your stride. It is also a stone of ‘good luck’. Its green color makes it a wonderful heart chakra crystal.
Carnelian – brings an influx of life force into the body and is a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence and courage within themselves. Its orange color makes it an excellent sacral crystal.
Citrine – is a ‘feel good’ crystal. It can help banish negativity and deep gloom and inspire enthusiasm and feelings of self-confidence. It is also called the ‘merchants stone’ and placing it in the wealth corner of your home is said to invite abundance. Citrine’s yellow color matches the solar plexus chakra.
Clear Quartz – is the master healing crystal. It strengthens and stabilizes the body’s energy field and promotes harmony. Its clear color includes all the colors of the rainbow so matches all of the chakras, but especially the crown.
Fluorite – is said to help absorb new ideas and bringing order to chaos. It also cleanses the aura. Containing purple, green and clear colors, Fluorite’s energy often matches the crown and heart chakras.
Hematite – is the most effective stone for grounding yourself in the here and now. It helps dissolve negativity and learn from your mistakes. A great stone for the base chakra.
Red Jasper – may help enhance stamina and work overtime to increase vitality. It is believed to strengthen the link between the base chakra and the Earth and help to stabilize your energy if you keep it with you.
Rose Quartz – is the stone of unconditional love – for yourself, loved ones and everything in the Universe. Reawakening trust and faith in all that surrounds us, Rose Quartz is the perfect crystal for the heart chakra.
Sodalite – is a stone of insight. It is said to enhance mental powers of analysis and intuition. Its blue color makes it a great stone for the throat chakra allowing you to speak your own truth.
With these ten crystals in your toolkit, you will have the beginnings of a wonderful collection.
About the author
Holly Hinton is a crystal therapist and teacher based in Staffordshire. She also holds a BSc in geosciences and is fascinated by the link between the science and spirituality of crystals.