I wear crystal frequently, almost daily. I wear them to encourage certain traits to develop, I wear them because they match my outfit, and I wear them for their healing powers. I receive many comments and am often questioned about the crystal jewelry I wear. Many people are drawn to crystals, and it’s not just because of their aesthetic appeal, but I find that frequently people don’t know where to find crystals. Or, they have seen crystals for sale and are overwhelmed by the choices.
Where should a beginner… begin?
I’ll start by saying, go with your instinct. If you are drawn to a specific stone, there is probably a reason. Do some research about your new crystal and discover what it is telling you. Beyond this intuitive decision making, I would say there are a few crystals to build your foundation on: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Citrine, Howlite, Sodalite and Tigers Eye.
Clear Quartz (The Stone of Power) is a unique crystal, because it is considered universal in its ability to help with a variety of issues. Because of this, it is ideal for beginners. Its effects are easily observable because it enhances the personal energy of the wearer. Clear Quartz can be “programmed” to hold whatever intention the wearer desires and to magnify that energy. It can also be used to cleanse and recharge other crystals.
Amethyst (The Stone of Spirituality and Transformation) fosters healing and selflessness. The color can vary from pale lilac to deep purple but all forms of amethyst are wonderful for spiritual awareness, meditation and balance and well as helping to bring inner peace and positive transformation. Amethyst is a primary healing stone that can be useful in most situations. If you want to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings, or you values, this stone can help. Amethyst helps one develop their psychic abilities and can be used as a crystal of protection because it repels more than it attracts.
The pink color in this form of Quartz is thought to be caused by the inclusion of Iron and Titanium. Historically, Rose Quartz (The Love Stone) is a symbol of love and beauty. Rose Quartz enhances all forms of love: love of self, a mother’s love, both platonic and romantic love as well as general caring and kindness. It encourages us to be gentle, peaceful and tender and helps us to opens our hearts. Rose Quartz teaches us forgiveness and tolerance. This truly is a peaceful and calming stone with energies that are gentle and nurturing. A good stone for pregnancy, care givers, lovers and fertility.
Citrine (The Stone of Abundance) is pale yellow in color. It brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. One of a few minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it. You don’t have to cleanse Citrine, because it doesn’t hold any negativity! Citrine energizes and invigorates and it promotes comfort, energy and warmth. Aids in matters of daily living. It is said Citrine will open the mind to new thoughts. Often referred to as the money stone because it is said to attract abundance to you and also teach you how to maintain that abundance. Place in your abundance area or next to your money.
Howlite (The Stone of Goals) can be used to encourage emotional expression, to facilitate awareness, and to calm communication. It spurs one on towards the completion of goals and assists with removing hesitation. It dispels criticalness and selfish attitudes. It builds towards a decency and encourages those attributes that are building blocks to spiritual growth. This stone is mostly famous for its ability to be dyed to look like Turquoise. Dyed Hoplite is known in the trade as Turquesite.
Sodalite (The Stone of Insight) gets its name from its high Sodium content. It has been said that the journey from your head to your heart is the longest distance you will ever travel. This is the message of Sodalite. Use Sodalite to aid in re-establishing inner peace and assist in clearing up mental confusion. Sodalite bridges the gap between your thoughts and your feelings and strengthens the power of mind over body. It is said to offer a cooling effect and may assist with communication difficulties causing disagreements between couples. It is the stone of logic and is very useful in group situations. Sodalite is a stone for insight, logic, peace, and truth.
Tigers Eye (The Stone of Brightness) is a combination of Crocidolite fibers and Quartz Crystal. The fibers shine (chatoyancy) with wavy band of light causing the cat’s-eye effect. This stone is helpful for seeking clarity and enhancing psychic abilities. It is said to encourages one to open us and bloom, it illuminates the blues and bring brightness to ones life. It is also said to bring awareness to ones needs. This is a good stone for “earthy” people and promotes intuitive practices.
Remember the crystals effects take place on many levels. These effects can be experienced differently by different people. Color, structure, and chemical composition are all factors that determine how they will effect us. You may feel the effects immediately or the connection may not be noticed at all. No matter how they effect you, they will effect you in some way.
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