“In a crystal, we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” – Nikola Tesla
The world of crystals is full of magic, beauty and powerful vibrations. Each crystal carries a unique frequency that can affect our energy field. These frequencies translate into qualities, and when we connect with crystals, we can take on their inherent qualities. Crystals can help us shift our own vibration to change thought patterns, break through mental blocks and tap into hidden talents. They can help us heal, love and teach us the mysteries of the universe. They are powerful beings to guide us on our life journey.
Crystals come in all shapes, sizes, colors and varieties. There are a huge number of types of crystals and each has different properties.
So where should we start? Here are five basic crystals that are worth having for any occasion. They are the great core of your crystal set that can fill you with positive energy.
Clear Quartz: A Versatile Crystal
Clear Quartz is the most common crystal. It is translucent in color and comes in several varieties. Quartz is known as a master healer; it can remove any negative vibrations from you or those around you. At the same time, it fills the space with positive vibrations. If you were to buy one crystal, it is the Clear Quartz. It cleanses any space and can provide deep healing to the person wearing it. This crystal also amplifies the vibration of the other crystals around it, increasing the energy of the room. Have one of these present during any ritual to help invoke the “right” energy for the event. Also have it nearby when you are seeking clarification. It will help clear the chaos and allow you to focus on what is important.
Amethyst: The Crystal of Dreams
Amethyst is the stone of dreamers. It activates the third eye chakra, opening a portal to your physical abilities and intuition. It helps you build trust in your inner knowing and heal the part of you that resists it. Amethyst can help you access your dreams, remember them and get lost in them. Hold it during meditation or place it in your environment to hear your highest self – a part of yourself connected to the wisdom of the Universe. You can also calm your mind and spirit to provide clear direction for your intuitive knowing. Place three amethysts around your bed to create a triangle around you while you sleep, this will enhance your dreams and bring you messages through dreams.
Pink Quartz: The Crystal of Love
Rose Quartz is a carrier of unconditional love. It is opaque pink and comes in many different forms. It brings compassion and understanding with its vibration. It can help you hear and understand the signals coming from your heart. Have it around when you want to make heart-based decisions or when you need a vibration of the frequency of love. Rose Quartz can help you understand what you love and how to bring more of that energy into your life. It can also help you give love to others when they are in need. Energetically it is very cooling and can be beneficial if you are experiencing heat in your body in the form of anger or frustration. If you are feeling overheated, try holding it in your hand or placing it on your forehead. It is also great for treating any type of burn, including sunburn.
Citrine: The crystal of manifestation
Citrine is a beautiful, yellowish, clear crystal. It is often called the merchant’s stone because of its manifestation power. It can help you invoke any frequency or energy you desire in your life. This includes abundance in any form, which is why merchants throughout history have kept it in their cash drawer. Place a piece in your wallet or purse and watch your money grow. Citrine’s powers are not limited to finances, as it has the power of the sun and can bring you both energy and happiness whenever you need it. Place a piece of Citrine in a sunny window to enhance the solar energy coming into your home. It will also clear any negative emotions that try to get in by reflecting them back to the sun. Citrine is one of the few crystals that does not need to be purified.
Black Onyx: A Protective Crystal
The most common color of Onyx on the market is black, which sometimes results in impure varieties of Chalcedony being dyed black. This is a crystal that offers powerful vibrations of protection, strength and focus. This stone is designed to continually push you forward in your life. By activating the root chakra, solar plexus and third eye, a person is able to fully ground themselves with the Earth. Onyx will not only give you a boost to get up and start pursuing your dreams, but it will also protect you on your new journey. Simply wearing this stone or wearing Onyx daily will provide a shield around your aura, not allowing negative energy to attach to you. This stone has been used as protection for thousands of years and is still one of the strongest protective stones we know.x