Maybe you’ve heard a lot about collecting crystals and what to see what all of the fuss about. #
Or perhaps a friend or family member has been expressing interest in crystals recently and you want to get them started on their crystal collecting, energy understanding journey.
Whatever your reason, here are 8 beginner crystals that you can purchase in order to begin your collection.
Why Collect Crystals?
Crystals can be incredibly powerful spiritual tools that can refocus your energies and chakras into more grounded and centered forms.
They can absorb your negative energy or thoughts and replace them with a more positive feeling, or confidence.
The reason that we collect many types of crystals and gemstones is because different stones do different things.
For example, if you need to calm your nerves from excess stress, you can use an amethyst, but if you’re feeling unsafe, the confidence boosting and grounding Black Tourmaline is going to be far more effective.
Carnelian – Confidence And Courage
One crystal that I definitely recommend above pretty much any others is a Carnelian.
This is perfect for people who are doing okay, but could do with just a bit more confidence and courage to make difficult decisions in your life, then carnelian is going to provide that.
This crystal boosts energy a great deal, and can even bring out your creative side. This is a particularly useful gemstone stone for those of use out there who struggle with procrastination.
Carnelian will give you the focus and confidence to help you make decisions you might have felt too paralyzed to make.
Clear Quartz – The Master Healer
However, as great as Carnelian is for beginners, the true master of first time crystal buyers, you’re going to want to purchase a Clear Quartz, also known as the Master Healer.
The reason that it’s called that is that it is known to stimulate the immune system and amplify not only your own energies, but the energy of other crystals that are placed next to them.
Clear Quartz can help with your concentration and provide clarity for your life.
Amethyst – Relieving Stress
Once you have your Clear Quartz and your Carnelian, you can move on to an Amethyst. This gem is a natural stress reliever and is shown to calm your emotions and sooth your mind.
If you place this near your bed, it should help you get a more restful night’s sleep, and can even be a powerful aid for children who struggle with nightmares or night terrors.
Because of its calming properties, there are people who have credited Amethyst with helping them beat compulsive or addictive habits.
Black Tourmaline – Protection
Another gem that is great for protection is Black Tourmaline. This crystal will protect you from bad thoughts and negative energies.
It’s almost like a vacuum cleaner for bad vibes, however, because of this it does need to be re-energized and cleansed regularly.
Citrine – Prosperity
If you want to attract prosperity and happiness into your life, then keep a citrine with you.
You will find that happiness, wealth, and abundance will make their way to you if you trust in the power of this crystal.
If you even find that you have trouble speaking your mind, this positive crystal will help.
Moon Stone – Balancing Emotions
This stone can help you balance your emotions whether you’re a man or a woman. It supports your intuition, as well as enhancing your fertility. If you’re trying to get pregnant, this stone should help you towards that goal.
Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love
Rose Quartz are all about love – romantic, platonic, family, you name it. If you can love it, Rose Quartz can amplify that love and spread it around, helping you and your loved ones feel it more powerfully.
This stone encourages compassion, patience, and above all else, a true sense of peace. If you want to foster kindness, reassurance, and love in your heart, then keep a rose quartz with you.
Smokey Quartz – Grounding
Finally, the last stone on our list is the smokey quartz. This stone will keep you grounded and connect to nature, absolutely perfect when you’re trying to stand your ground and not leave any space for wiggle room.
This kind of grounding stone can support you during depression and stressful times as it is great for positive thinking and can dissolve bad moods.
If you’re looking to start your crystal collection, these are the eight that I recommend that you begin with.
They are uncomplicated and powerful enough to support you during difficult times, without needing to be cleansed too often.