Five Essential Crystals for Beginners

Five Essential Crystals for Beginners

The world of crystals can be difficult to navigate. Here's a good starting point for any type of energy or emotional healing you're hoping to accomplish, no matter your skill level or where you are in your journey.

1) Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is considered the master healing stone. Ideally, its clear color indicates that this crystal can be used to amplify or strengthen any energies you desire. Like a blank canvas, the absence of color allows you to create whatever intention you choose and channel it into a clear quartz.

2) Black Tourmaline or Obsidian

Black tourmaline and obsidian are two different crystals, but are both typically used to get rid of or absorb negative energy, making them great pieces to have in your collection and around your home. Popular placements are by the entrance of your home, in your car, and worn as jewelry.

3) Carnelian

Carnelian is considered to be a motivation-generating crystal. Its fiery orange and red hues help to ignite action and creativity, especially in areas where you feel blocked (e.g., creative projects, career, relationships, etc.). Common placements include desk or work areas. 

4) Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is hailed as the crystal of universal love and is believed to help manifest self-love, relationship improvements, and a passion for life. It is one of the most common crystals on the market and is often made into jewelry to be kept close to you at all times. 

5) Amethyst

Amethyst is said to help with mental clarity. Confusion often leads to lack of action, so if you're feeling stuck, the purple hues in amethyst may help with idea generation and finding clarity where there is uncertainty. Amethyst can be found in its raw form and in polished pieces that are easily transportable to keep with you at all times.


No matter where you are in your healing journey, it's worth a shot to try incorporating crystals into your daily practices. Simply holding a piece can help you to feel centered and in a better position to tackle your goals. 


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