Crystals for Beginners

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It can often be a bit confusing trying to navigate the fast-growing world of modern day spirituality, especially when it comes to healing crystals; you might need a little help understanding what’s what. If you’re new to crystal healing and are looking for a place to start, look no further. In this short article, we’ll take a look at some of the best crystals for beginners and how they relate to us, in respect to their healing purposes.  

For Cleansing

Crystal cleansing is a highly important part of healing with crystals, but so is cleansing your space. Below are the best crystals for cleansing: 

Selenite is perhaps the most powerful cleansing crystal available today, as it cleanses and charges energy as well as other crystals, simultaneously. It purifies the auric field and the energy in any space to cleanse and revitalize. Selenite is a must-have crystal for beginners. 

Zodiac: Taurus

Clear Quartz, like selenite, is a powerful cleansing crystal. Also known as the “master healer”, clear quartz cleanses negative energy and its augmentative properties enhance the energy of any crystal it’s paired with. Add this one to your list of necessary crystals for beginners. 

Zodiac: Leo

Smoky Quartz is known to keep one grounded as well as purifying the mind, auric field, and the energies in your space. Its ability to clarify the mind will keep you focused on your intentions while this cleansing crystal removes negativity from your surroundings. 

Zodiac: Libra 

For Protection 

The second most important type of crystals for any beginner is protection crystals. Protect your energy and your space with these crystals:

Obsidian is one of the most well-known protection crystals and a must-have in any beginner’s collection. Its stabilizing energies help to balance the emotions and dispel negativity from the mind as well as protect against psychic attack. This beautiful black stone is great for anyone building a crystal healing kit. 

Zodiac: Scorpio 

Black Tourmaline and its ability to absorb and transmute negative energy is just one of the properties that make this stone a powerful protector. It removes harmful energy of all sorts and is the perfect protection amulet. 

Zodiac: Libra

Turquoise helps you release that which no longer serves you, your body, or your mind. It is often used for protection amulets, as it is believed that the stone will crack or break, signifying that it has received an injury in place of the owner. 

Zodiac: Capricorn 

For Love 

Everybody needs a little love right? It’s the base and foundation of our natural inclinations as human beings. Listed are three best crystals for beginners in regards to attracting love: 

Carnelian is a stone of passion and romance that brings powerful love energy to the wearer. It promotes luck in relationships and strengthens the foundation of existing partnerships. Carnelian brings vibrant and uplifting energies that promote intimacy, fidelity, and trust. 

Zodiac: Virgo

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love, most popular for its influence on the emotional aspects of the heart. This pink stone of love opens the heart chakra and welcomes healing love energy in all aspects. It promotes romantic love, familial love, and self-love – an important foundation for any beginner practitioner.  

Zodiac: Taurus 

Green Jade brings luck, harmony, and happiness into any household. Its uplifting energetic vibrations will brighten the mood in all situations and promote healthy relationships based on respect, honesty, and love. Harness the healing powers of green jade and add it to your crystal collection today. 

Zodiac: Aries 

For more information on caring for your crystals, check out our articles on how to charge crystals and how to cleanse crystals