13 Crystals for Beginners and How to Care for Them

13 Crystals for Beginners and How to Care for Them

Crystals for What?

Crystals are not just pretty trinkets for dusting, they’re life-altering energy structures gifted to us from Mother Nature.

We bet you’ve heard the saying “there’s a crystal for that!”

For example, do you ever suffer from stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Maybe you are receiving medical treatment and would like to add complementary healing techniques. Perhaps you lack confidence, clarity, or insight and are looking for assistance. Do you need love, protection, or even pain relief?

We know crystals are not a cure nor should they replace medical treatment. Crystals are used to assist in healing and no matter the malady, there is no doubt, a crystal for it.

Where to Begin.

If you are just beginning with crystal healing, you may be wondering where to start. Which crystals do you need? Which crystal does what?

Well, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Everyone could use a little cheat sheet, now and then. We’ve put together a list of healing crystals that we believe will give you the best, all-around support. We have also included some guidance on how to care for your crystals.

13 Crystals we Love, Trust, and Recommend.

1) Smoky Quartz - The Anchoring Stone

A stone of grounding and protection. Smoky Quartz promotes emotional calmness and positivity while eliminating and detoxifying negativity. It assists with meditation and clarity as well as anchoring the Earth Chakra and grounding cord.

2) Black Obsidian - The Protection Stone

A stone of purity and truth. Black Obsidian cleanses negativity while balancing the body, mind, and spirit. It offers strength and security as well as pain relief, protection, and grounding.

3) Carnelian - The Artist’s Stone

A stone of courage and confidence. Carnelian stimulates creativity and vitality while banishing negativity and self-doubt. It increases love, passion, and success as well as improves concentration and perception.

4) Citrine - The Merchant’s Stone

A stone of manifestation and abundance. Citrine is a protective stone that repels negativity while amplifying energy. It increases confidence, motivation, and joy as well as attracts wealth, prosperity, and success.

5) Rose Quartz - The Love Stone

A stone of unconditional love and peace. Rose Quartz encourages forgiveness and compassion while restoring trust and harmony. It purifies and opens the heart as well as attracts love and invokes self-worth.

6) Prehnite - The Healer’s Stone

A stone of love and healing. Prehnite enhances spiritual growth and psychic abilities while protecting the Auric Field. It relieves anxiety and brings a sense of peace and serenity as well as encouraging release and renewal.

7) Amazonite - The Truth Stone

A stone of acceptance and compassion. Amazonite releases toxic emotions while assisting with speaking the truth. It dispels negativity and blocks geopathic stress as well as enhances love and communication.

8) Labradorite - The Transformation Stone

A stone of divination and protection. Labradorite raises consciousness and enhances psychic abilities while banishing fear and insecurities. It strengthens intuition as well as promotes confidence and perseverance. 

9) Fluorite - The Focus Stone

A stone of focus and order. Fluorite assists with concentration and decision-making while dissolving illusion and negative energy. It brings forth balance and stability as well as protecting and cleansing the Aura.

10) Amethyst - The Dream Stone

A protective and calming stone. Amethyst enhances intuition and connects you to your dreams while calming the mind and reducing insomnia. It strengthens the immune system and balances body, mind, and spirit as well as connecting you to your higher self and the Universe.

11) Celestite - The Angelic Stone

A stone of spiritual development and enlightenment. Celestite brings balance and harmony while promoting communication and mental clarity. It connects you to the angelic realms and psychic communication as well as brings inner peace and mental balance.

12) Selenite - The Peace Stone

A stone of tranquility and peace. Selenite assists with protection and cleansing while accessing angelic consciousness and higher guidance. It promotes deep peace and insight as well as protecting and purifying your Aura and the environment surrounding you.

13) Clear Quartz - The Master Healer

A stone of powerful healing and energy amplification. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities and increases your biomagnetic field while protecting the body, mind, and spirit. It absorbs, stores, and releases energy as well as stimulates the immune system, and raises your spiritual energy.

Choosing your Crystals.

When it comes to selecting crystals, you should trust your intuition. If you find yourself drawn to a particular crystal, the energy from that crystal is attracting you for a particular reason. Allow yourself to be drawn to it.

Once you have selected the appropriate crystals, they will need your help to keep them functioning well. Just as you need to recharge a phone or cleanse everyday items, crystals need proper care as well.

Cleansing your Crystals.

Always cleanse your crystals after receiving them. Although crystals are pure, they can be affected by other people or environments and may contain outside energy or influences.

There are many ways in which you can cleanse crystals. Be sure to check the specifics of your crystals before cleansing. Some can be damaged by moisture, salt, or sunlight. A word of caution: leaving some crystals in direct sunlight can pose a risk of starting a fire. Do not leave crystals unattended or in direct sunlight for more than 30-60 minutes.

Some crystals such as Selenite, Clear Quartz, and Carnelian, have the ability to cleanse other crystals. Simply place your stones near or on these crystals and allow them to do their magic, with intention of course!

Other ways to cleanse your stones include running water, sunlight or moonlight, smudging, sea salt, or Himalayan salt.

You may also cleanse your stones by invoking White (Universal) Light, breath, Tibetan Singing Blows, and sound healing frequencies.

Remember to always hold the intention that your crystals are being reenergized while all negativity is being washed away.

Programming your Crystals.

Crystals are highly responsive energy formations with the ability to enhance life and well-being. They are often connected with higher beings and retain information far beyond our reach. For this reason, they are effective and efficient at absorbing, cleansing, and transmuting energy.

Allowing yourself to be open to higher guidance will assist you in programming. Hold the intention you are seeking, remembering to dedicate it for the highest good of all, while picturing light surrounding your crystals.

Be specific with your intention. Speak directly to your crystal, whether out loud or from your heart center. Communicate with it as you would with Spirt Guides, Guardian Angels, or a higher source, as they may even be assisting your crystals.

Crystals need you to be precise with what you are seeking. It is helpful to hold your crystal and program it often. Crystals focus their energy on the purpose or intention that you dedicate them to. Try to select crystals that have specific abilities similar to your intention. Every crystal type retains specific energy and abilities.

Charging your Crystals.

Just as cleansing crystals, there are multiple ways to charge them and of course, you should do this often as well. Charging your crystals allows them to function to the best of their abilities.

Crystals can be charged by placing them on a Quartz cluster or geode. Clear Quartz, Amethyst, and Citrine are all great choices.

Another excellent source for charging crystals is Selenite. Check out the amazing uses of Selenite here. Place your crystals on a Selenite slab, in a Selenite bowl, or use a tower or wand to charge them.

A natural way to charge crystals is by placing them in moonlight, especially during the Full Moon. Alternatively, you can also charge crystals in sunlight but be sure that they are only exposed to the direct sunlight for a short period of time due to safety and to prevent crystals from fading.

Smudging is yet another great way to charge crystals. Burning Sage or Palo Santo with the intention of reenergizing them raises their vibrational frequencies. Wafting the smoke upon your crystals will revitalize them. Use caution when smudging, especially if you have respiratory issues. Make sure to smudge in well-ventilated areas or outdoors.

Using a Tibetan Singing Bowl is a fantastic source of recharging your crystals. The sound frequencies emitted are positive and uplifting. These frequencies will not only recharge your crystal's vibrational frequencies but yours as well.

If you happen to be trained in Reiki, you can charge your crystals by holding them and directing white light upon them. Again, be sure to set the intention of cleansing and charging. You may also wish to use Reiki symbols.

Final Thoughts.

There are many crystals that can assist in raising your vibration. The list we have mentioned are not the only ones recommended, however, we believe that they each carry unique qualities that can assist you in beginning your healing journey with crystals.

With practice and regular use. You should find it easier to connect and work with crystals and their amazing and therapeutic energies.

Love + Light,

Hidden Notes and Gems


The Information provided here is to assist you on your journey to living a healthy lifestyle. It is in no way meant to replace proper medical advice or diagnosis. See full disclaimer here.

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