6 Must-Have Healing Crystals: How to Use Crystals for Beginners

A beginners guide to healing crystals. Tips for how to use crystals and gemstones for life and meditation. These are the 6 must-have crystals you need in your life.

A few weeks ago over on my Instagram Stories, I asked my followers if they were interested in a blog post on crystals, and although a few said it was a little too woo-woo for them, most people were interested in hearing about how to use crystals, the meanings behind them, and must-have healing crystals for better energy.

I just recently started getting into crystals, and have been loving learning about them and implementing them into my daily morning routine! I can’t wait to share everything I’ve been learning and doing so far with you guys!

How to Choose Your Healing Crystals

Every crystal is unique, with its own meanings and energies. Not all people will be drawn to or react the same to all crystals. You may gravitate toward a specific crystal while your best friend really connects with another, and that’s what makes them so special!

You’ll also connect with different crystals at different times in your life depending on what you have going on. For example, if you recently went through a breakup, or moved to a new city you may feel like you need different energies than at other points in your life.

If you’ve ever stepped inside a crystal shop, you know how big a selection of crystals there really is. It may feel a little overwhelming at first, but take some time to look around and choose ones that stick out to you.

You may find that your gravitate to certain crystals. If you don’t, don’t worry, choose a few that you really love for any reason. Try not to read the informational cards first, and just choose the ones that draw you in! Or, if you’ve heard about certain crystals and their meanings and felt like they’d be perfect for you, of course choose those!

TIP: Don’t forget to cleanse your crystals before using them! Since you buy them from a store, you never know what kind of energies they’ve picked up from other people touching them.

If you have a plant, place them in the soil for 24 hours and then wipe them off (this is what I did!). You can also cleanse them in sunlight, submerge them in water or burn sage near them!

5 Ways to Use Crystals

1. Hold Crystals During Meditation

This is the main way I’ve been using crystals. My morning routine consists of five to ten minutes of meditation and depending how I’m feeling, I’ll hold a specific crystal while I’m meditating.

You can hold it in one or both hands and let its energy flow through you as you quiet your mind and breathe. I’ve noticed the crystals I use during meditation make me feel lighter and more in tune with myself. They may also make you feel more grounded. As I mentioned above, not all crystals will resonate with everyone, so keep experimenting until you find the right ones!

2. Carry Them With You

Our day-to-day lives can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. Carry a crystal with you in your pocket or purse, or make it into a necklace, to help you feel more grounded.

The more you carry them on you, the more you’ll be able to feel their energies! Base the crystal you choose to carry with you on your day. Perhaps you have plans to reunite with an old friend. You can bring a crystal that emanates love, like Rose Quartz. Or maybe it’s a really rainy day and you’re feeling down. Bring a crystal with high, joyful energy like Citrine!

3. Use Crystals in Your Decor

Crystals are so beautiful, and more and more people are using them as part of their home decor. Personally, I have them set on my TV stand alongside some candles and other decor pieces and they blend in so well. You can also go for larger crystals if you really want to make a statement. Using them in your decor can shift the energy of your space, enhancing positive vibes! #goodvibesonly

4. Set Them Beside You During Yoga

If you’re into yoga, why not create an even more tranquil space by setting a crystal or two on your mat while you practice? Combining yoga and crystals has an extremely calming effect since both are used to alleviate stress and anxiety. Using crystals will deepen your yoga practice, helping you create a closer connection with your body and mind!

5. Place Them Beside You While Work

I like to set my “Green Aventurine” crystal beside me while I work. I go into more detail about its meaning below, but it helps with mental clarity and enhancing creativity. If you have trouble focusing and want more energy during the day, find a crystal that emits these energies and place it beside you while you work.

6 Must Have Healing Crystals (and Their Meanings)

If you’re just getting started with crystal work and are interested in hearing about the crystals I use in my daily meditations, take a look at 6 must have crystals for better energy.

1. Green Aventurine

This is the first crystal I invested in when I started learning about the magic of crystals. Me, my mom, and my sister had a girls’ weekend in Prince Edward County and on our last day we explored some shops on Bloomfield main street. I found this crystal in one of the shops.

I was drawn to its colour and it was the only green aventurine crystal left so I felt like it was meant to be!

Once I read its meaning I realized how much more it was meant for me. The card with it reads “Green Aventurine – Stabilizes one’s state of mind, enhancing creativity”.

I had been finding myself losing focus around that time and finding it difficult to concentrate and stay on task, so I knew I needed this crystal in my life! Upon more research, I’ve found that it also releases negative energy blocks and is an all-around healing crystal, benefiting the lungs, liver, sinuses and heart.

2. Citrine

I love using Citrine on a gloomy day or days when I feel like I’m in a funk. The warm yellow hue emits bright energy and can light up many different aspects of your life.

It’s a joyful stone that has energies of good fortune and good luck, which may be displayed in unexpected ways. In crystal work, Citrine is well known as a success and prosperity stone and is even called the “Success Stone” by some.

It’s a stone that emanates positivity and joy, wealth and abundance, and even creativity. If you’re looking to manifest abundance in financial and business ventures, this is the stone to use! It also enhances mental clarity and allows for the flow of ideas and visualization!

3. Emerald

Emerald is one of the best stones to use for manifestation and calling forth what you really want in life, especially in terms of prosperity and abundance. When you’re working with Emerald for manifestation, make sure that it’s VERY clear what you want manifested (be specific), or else you may be surprised by the Universe.

Emerald is a stone that’s used for intuitive awareness, meditation and spirituality. It opens the heart chakra, and embodies compassion and unconditional love. It’s also a stone of great vision and intuition, enhancing memory and increasing mental clarity.

4. Rose Quartz

Also known as the “Love Stone”, Rose Quartz’s energetic mark is that of unconditional love, that opens the heart chakra. This makes it the perfect stone for all types of love: Self love; family; platonic; romantic; and unconditional. Rose Quartz has very high, yet soft and feminine energy, and can enhance love in pretty much any situation.

Its energy exudes compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort, and dissolves emotional fears, wounds and resentment. It provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment and allows you to truly give and receive love from others.

5. Pyrite

I love pyrite because of its protective properties. It blocks negative energy and promotes good physical health and emotional well-being. It’s known to enhance intelligence, mental stability, logic, creativity, memory, practicality, optimism, and learning and perception, among other things.

Pyrite taps into your abilities and potentials and brings forth confidence and persistence to carry things through the completion! If you have trouble finishing things, this is the perfect stone for you!

6. Green Calcite

Green calcite is known as an energy amplifier, helping you bring forth a new sense of purpose and vitality. It’s known to be helpful for creatives, especially when you feel an emotional block of inspiration. Green calcite rebalances your heart chakra and is a powerful remedy for transforming negative emotional states.

It restores balance to the mind, body and spirit. Green calcite also draws money and prosperity to you, creating an energy of abundance so that your intentions can bloom into realities. It can help you break free of a rut and bring positive transformation to your life.

There you have, 6 must have healing crystals for beginners! I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Have you started using crystals? I’d love to hear how they’ve been working for you or if you’re excited to get started with them! Let me know in the comment section below!

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    November 6, 2018

    I love putting them in my room as decoration so it keeps the good energy flowing.

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      November 9, 2018

      Yes! Love this idea! They are so pretty as decor 🙂

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    November 8, 2018

    What a great article! Green Aventurine was one of my first ones too, love wearing it as a bracelet.. if you’re from Toronto I hope you’ve been to the Rock Store on Harbord!! Little piece of heaven.

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      November 9, 2018

      Thanks so much, Kay! Such a great idea to wear it as a bracelet 🙂 I am from Toronto and I just looked it up, NEED to go there ASAP! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Helen Martin

    May 20, 2019

    You have shared very useful information about crystals. I have never used crystals in my life but have heard about the benefits from one of my friend. She relies on crystals for keeping balance in life and usually buys from Ayana Wellness. Now I am also inspired to use crystals after reading this blog. I think I especially need Pyrite as I want positivity and balance in my life. Thanks for sharing the prodigious list of crystals.