Top 10 Healing Crystals for Beginners (and Their Powerful Benefits)
"Be the energy you want others to absorb." - A.D. Posey
Have you ever wondered what those crystal shops in Sedona are all about?
Perhaps you've met someone who carried one in their pocket or wore a stunning stone around their neck?
They might have told you that wearing it helped them attract good fortune, boost confidence, or even aid in the grieving process after a loss.
But why on earth are crystals believed to be so powerful?
Our ancestors intuitively believed that when worn, the energies of crystals would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about energetic changes. That's why crystals can provide a wide spectrum of benefits in our lives.
Crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy (a measurement of disorder). They are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of all different energies around them, oscillating and emitting specific vibratory frequencies.
Just remember that crystals are merely tools that we can use, not to do the work for us, but rather to help us tap into our own power. There are numerous conditions that crystals can help us overcome, from clearing negative energy to attracting success.
So how do you know which one to leverage to your success?
If you are new to the crystal kingdom, it can certainly be overwhelming. The best way to start is to simply explore if any particular crystal that resonates with you has any effect on your life. To help you discover some of the healing benefits, we've compiled a list of the most popular crystals for beginners:
1. Clear Quartz - The Master Healer
The clear quartz is known to help with goal achievement and protection. It is especially useful for activating the crown chakra which controls how we think about and perceive situations. When you wear quartz jewelry or have a large stone in your home, it can aid in opening up the mind and elevating negative perspectives. This type truly makes for a great choice for your very first crystal!
A fun mantra to use with clear quartz is: “I am crystal clear on my intentions and goals.” Repeat it during meditation to strengthen the will of your purpose.
2. Amethyst - The Sobriety Stone
Amethyst elevates the psyche, grounds the mind and protects from all sorts of negative energy. It encourages creativity, intuition and calmness. Amethyst healing properties also include acting as a natural form of stress relief. Wearing one in your pocket amplifies positive vibes while cleansing the body of toxic emotions such as anxiety, fear and anger.
Amethyst jewelry can stimulate and balance the crown and brow chakras, which makes them perfect crystals for discovering your purpose, and getting in touch with your authentic self. This lavender-colored crystal is also an excellent tool for calming the mind during meditation practice.
3. Rose Quartz - The Earth Mother
This stone opens up your heart to every kind of love that you need: self-love, familial love, friendship love, romantic love, and love for humanity. As a rush of compassion, happiness and forgiveness pulses through you, this stone will assist you in letting go of negative emotions.
It is said that Cleopatra bathed with chunks of it, harnessing its powerful healing and anti-aging benefits. Stories have been told that Egyptian goddesses would gather tumbled rose quartz crystals by the Nile river, giving themselves a crystal facial to maintain their youthful complexions. Massaging your face a few times a week with a rose quartz can smooth out fine lines and reduce signs of aging.
4. Citrine - The Prosperity Stone
Originating from the French word citron, meaning lemon, citrines are known to attract abundance as well as boost self-esteem. This stone will help harness your individual and unique talents to create abundance. It will warm your heart and soul with confidence and clarity.
Citrine also opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing negative feelings and anger, deep fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires self-expression and creativity. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences.
Citrine is also referred to as the merchant stone because it can help bring prosperity to business owners. Carry one in your pocket or purse to attract abundance into your life.
5. Hematite - The Bad Vibe Bouncer
This dark grey metallic crystal is known for shielding from psychic attacks and negative energy. It is one of the most powerful stones used for Grounding. By grounding yourself, you claim ownership of your energy and feel balanced, centered and ready to accomplish any task.
Hematites absorb negative energy from your body, calming you in times of stress or worry. When hematite touches your skin, you can immediately feel a shift in energy. Wear a hematite stone bracelet or carry one in your pocket to feel more stable, balanced and centered. It also can help you find your own, unique talents by releasing and lifting any self-imposed limitations.
6. Tiger's Eye - The Confidence Builder
Carrying masculine energy, this brown stone helps us build confidence and self-belief. Promoting success, it will provide the willpower and motivation you need to take action to achieve success. It will help you remain calm even in hectic situations, aiding in your ability to be a successful leader.
Wear a Tiger's Eye jewelry piece or carry one in your purse when you need to get out of your own way. Look at the crystal and see all the lines going in different directions. It helps you remember that there are many roads to success. Be open to seeing things from another perspective because it might lead you to a pot of gold.
7. Aquamarine - Courage and Protection
Aquamarine is a stone of enlightenment, spiritual awareness and the ability to become attuned to your own emotions. It has a unique ability to soothe and calm others as well as its holder.
Used often with the Throat Chakra, aquamarine can be used to promote verbal self-expression. It is often used to enhance spiritual communication and clear communication blocks. Aquamarine facilitates the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve, and that actually inhibit one's growth.
This gem can improve your intellectual prowess so that you can come up with solutions on the fly. Many also use aquamarine to help with reasoning and promoting logic. It will infuse you with energies of perseverance and discipline, and even reduce procrastination.
Aquamarine also has the ability to provide emotional release. This stone will help you let go of old emotional issues and move on from them, including loss of a loved one. You will also become more likely to forgive yourself and those who have hurt you in the past. Check our aquamarine colored gold layering necklace.
Fun Fact: The largest piece of aquamarine was found in Brazil weighing over 100 kilograms!
8. Selenite - Mental Clarity
Named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene, it is 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 home space. Selenites are one of the most powerful crystals for energy clearing and energy cleansing, making them an essential tool for removing negative energy.
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.
9. Carnelian - The Motivator
Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history. Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies.
Carnelian is a stabilizing crystal, perfect for anchoring in the present. Its high energy helps restore lost vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity for new pursuits. It improves concentration and removes extraneous thoughts in daydreamers, and during meditation.
Carnelian, in its beautiful shades of orange, stimulates the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, located below the navel and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit. These stones make for a perfect gift for a loved one.
10. Moonstone - Emotional Balance
A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Traded between couples or worn on your own, it's a balancing stone with a very relaxing effect on most people. Wearing one in your pocket can help instill feelings of composure in those who wear it, as well as peacefulness.
This stone helps to promote love and eroticism in people, as well, by triggering kundalini energies and promoting blood flow.
Take the quiz to find out which stone is right for you!
If you have a daily meditation practice, or would like to start one, it's best that you designate a separate space in your home free of interruptions. It's your sacred place to come to and clear your mind. This awesome chakra balancing healing stone set is perfect to help you get started: