Hello everyone! Welcome back to our crystal series. I know many of you may have questions when it comes to using crystals. So whether you are just beginning your work with crystals, are curious to how to use crystals to benefit you or are looking for crystals for a specific purpose, I am here to help! For those of you just starting out, this is the perfect post for you! I am going to be talking about some great crystals for beginners. (I mean hey, we all need to start somewhere right?)
Ready? Let’s go!
Crystals come in a variety of colors and no two crystals are exactly the same. When looking to select a crystal, listen to your intuition. Seriously go with the one you are drawn to first, more than likely that crystal you are drawn to has something you need. Don’t believe me? Ask my business partner Alexa…..”Ok I do need to interject here, I do have to agree with him. The first time he showed me any crystals at all, he told me just to pick one. Well I tend to be a very anxious person most of the time and at this point in time, I just felt wound up all the time, anyway I picked up this purple stone with no clue to what is was or what it did and low and behold, it was an amethyst which is known to be an anti stress and calming stone. If you’re still skeptical he had me pick another stone with some sort of symbol on it. Again he just told me to pick the one that called to me. And guess what, the symbol I picked represented...yup that's right folks, Amethyst. So just trust your intuition and you are almost guaranteed to find what you need.”
I’m back! Let’s get right into this list of the best crystals for beginners. Keep in mind, the stones on this list are relatively easy to find. If you are not sure where to look and you are in the area, stop in the store and we’d be happy to help you! (Come on did you really think I wasn’t going to mention our store?)
1. Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is a fairly common crystal that brings energy, good luck, joy and is great for new beginnings. This stone helps you think clearly helping you to focus on your dreams and desires. Known as a master healer clear quartz can be used for almost any condition and it aids in balancing the body. If you are looking to begin meditating quartz is a great crystal the meditate with because it helps to get rid of distractions.
Moonstone is perfect for new beginnings and turning up unexpected events in your life. This stone helps to remind us that everything in life happens in cycles and will aid in calming emotions. This stone often provides deep emotional healing. This is also a great stone for children to help prevent nightmares. If you plan on doing some traveling this stone is perfect for you.
Jasper is known to be a nurturing stone, it helps in times of stress and brings a tranquil vibe to your life. Jasper ground both your energy and your body, aligns the chakras and cleanses your aura. Red Jasper helps to solve unjust situations and provides insights to difficult problems.
A great stone for keeping you in the present reality, (Daydreamers, I’m talking to you). Carnelian helps to restore motivation and stimulating creativity. (That's right all you creatives people out there, grab some carnelian to help overcome that creative block). This is a great stone to help you trust your instincts and helps you overcome any negative conditioning. (Don’t second guess yourself, go with your gut). This stone also helps to sharpen concentration which will aid in meditation. Placing this stone by your front door will helps protect and invites fortune into your home.
Ok all you creatives out there, get ready for another stone that will be beneficial for you! Citrine is known as the happy stone and carries the power of the sun. It helps with self expression and creativity. (Get those creative juices flowing people!) This is a great stone because it never needs charging. (If you are not sure how to charge your stones check out our previous blog post here) This a wonderful stone to place in your home because, it absorbs and rids the home of negative energy. It is also known as a stone of abundance. It helps attract success and all good things. This is also a wonderful stone to help boost self esteem and confidence.
*Note- Natural citrine is becoming rare, heat treated amethyst is often sold as citrine, if you are looking for natural citrine we have a wide variety in store.
Another great stone for meditation is Sodalite. This stone helps deepen your meditation, when used for mediation Sodalite can help you understand the circumstances that you have in your life. This is a great stone to help with remaining true to yourself and and stand up for your beliefs. This is also a great stone for anyone who spends a lot of time on computers because it will clear the electromagnetic smog.
Aventurine is known as the stone of opportunity, and encourages perseverance, empathy and compassion. This stone helps to bring together the intellectual and emotional aspects on one’s being. Great for promoting well being! Adventure has an antiinflammatory effect as well.
Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that brings calm to any home or work environment. This crystal is wonderful for absorbing negative energies and sending out positive energies. When used in meditation, Amethyst turns thoughts into tranquility and deeper understanding. It helps you to feel less scattered, (and for all those who can’t make a decision) helps with the decision making process and helps you to set more realistic goals. ( I mean hey I’m all about reaching for the stars but this will help you set attainable goals to get you where you want to be)
9. Rose Quartz
A stone of unconditional love, Rose Quartz attracts peace both at home and at work and brings love into your life. This beautiful pink stone opens the heart to allow for healing on all levels most importantly bringing self love.Rose quartz is great for rectifying fights and relieves pain from past betrayals. It gently wards off negative energy and brings in a loving vibe. Rose Quartz also strengthens your heart and releases impurities from your body. If you are looking to attract love, place this stone by your bed, but be careful (this can be a powerful stone, you might need to pair it with an amethyst to calm things down)
10. Tiger’s Eye
Are you an entrepreneur? Then Tiger’s Eye is perfect for you! This crystal is perfect for those looking to be self employed or looking for a career change. Tiger’s Eye helps you ward off ill will and accomplish goals. This stone will help you to be able to recognize your talents, abilities and faults. (That’s right you need to recognize your faults too, but doing so will help you improve yourself)
Now this is only a beginning to using and working with crystals. If you would like to learn about a specific crystal, leave it in the comments below!
Meet the Author(S)
Hi Everyone! Nice to meet you! I'm Alexa, one of the owners of Flipping Stones! Join my wonderful business partners, Gabriel, Marco and I as we explore everything DIY from Flipping Furniture to Handmade Jewelry and even to Gabe and Marco's Flea Market Flip adventures! I'm so excited for you to take this journey with us!