Whether you're beginning to get into crystals and the metaphysical world, or you're just stuck in a black hole of internet googling, crystals are always a fun topic. There are so many crazy things happening in the world as we know it, so just imagine how literally INSANE the metaphysical world is.
The phrase "As Above, So Below" comes to mind, but we can chat about that next week. Crystals are about as old as the earth itself, and their energy is rooted in it. With routine cleansing and intention setting, crystals can basically work for you to do the hard work of helping clear and maintain your energy in this world. For now, here is my ten basic crystal guide for any beginner.
1. Rose Quartz
Used For: Love, Romance, Creativity
Rose Quartz is one of the most popular crystals because almost everybody and their mothers will recommend it to you if you go to a crystal shop. The belief of this crystal is to help bring love, light, passion, and creativity to your life.
Used For: Balance, Stability, Security
Jasper is one of the best crystals to aid in helping ground and stabilize you. The crystal itself is swirls of different colors and can be found in different shapes, representing how the world is a mix of everything. This crystal's energy is thought to absorb the beliefs we no longer need and help stabilize us.
3. Smokey Quartz
Used For: Calm, Tranquility, Peace, Anti Anxiety
Smokey Quartz is used to help quiet the parts of our minds that give us the most negativity. There are a few crystals recommended for people who suffer with anxiety, but Smokey Quartz is the one I have personally found to be most beneficial and also have heard the best results from using.
Used For: Purifying, Protecting, Pellucidity
Also referred to as the "does all" crystal of the crystal world, Amethyst is best at helping purify the mind and soul of negative energy. It is known to help fight addiction, purify the inner being of its negative thoughts and habits, and protect that energy once it is cleansed.
5. Green Calcite
Used For: Balancing in the world of love and self love
Green Calcite is not that common, but I think it's a very important crystal to get familiar with. It helps provide the balancing act for your love life as well as your own self love, which is super important. It can serve as a guide for you to make your way through life and hard decisions.
Used For: Confidence, Motivation, Passion
This is the crystal to get you in your passions and help you spearhead anything you need to get to. It's a very strong crystal with a very strong vibration, so it's important to cleanse this one more than you do others. But, it will serve as a very high powered confidence booster and keep you motivated and on track!
Used For: Insightfulness, Strength, Transformation
Another very strong crystal, Tektite is actually a result of the meteorites that hit earth. It's known to be a sign of good luck in many cultures, being such a powerful stone and a rare one at that. It helps raise awareness around you and enhance healing from injuries and sickness. It also helps raise your vibrational level, if you're into that.
Used For: Focus, Intentions, Transformations
One of the prettiest crystals, Bismuth is actually an element. It aids you in restarting things and transforming your life when it's time to make some positive changes. It'll help keep the energy around you positive while you transform some of the negative things you have going on in your life.
9. Black Tourmaline
Used For: Stability, Grounding, Defense
A very good crystal for anxious people or people who feel they have many around them with less-than-stellar intentions, Black Tourmaline is a useful stone in meditation as well as everyday life for helping provide stability in your crazy life.
Used For: Stability, Cleansing, Protection
Obsidian is used to help you cope with changes, handle surprises, stabilize the wearer and protect them from outside harm. It is always looking for a balance between things, so this crystal helps balance out the wearer's emotions and behaviors as well as the people they encounter.