How to Choose a Crystal
Crystals each have their own energies, vibrations and benefits. It's important to choose a crystal that resonates with your energy or what you are trying to achieve. Just as all matter in this world consists of energy - crystals do too. When we work with crystals or carry them with us they share their positive and balanced energies with us.
"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration..."
- Nikola Tesla
When choosing a crystal it's important to choose one that resonates with your energy or what you are trying to achieve (such as a specific intention or purpose).
There is no right or wrong way to choose a crystal!
Trust your intuition and let yourself be guided. Most of the time the crystal that you need most will find its way to you. There are however some methods to the magic of choosing crystals that are explained below.
IT'S OFTEN SAID THAT YOU DON'T CHOOSE A CRYSTAL, THE CRYSTAL CHOOSES YOU
Use your intuition
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Empty your mind and when you open your eyes notice the first crystal that catches your eye, the one you are immediately drawn to. Or is there a particular COLOUR you're drawn to? A certain SHAPE? Take a mental note of these as they can give you an inner glimpse of what's going on with your energy. It's often said that the crystal chooses you. There may also be signs leading you to the crystal that is for you. Perhaps before you've even entered a crystal shop someone has mentioned a crystal to you, or you've seen its name pop up repeatedly. These could be signs that the crystal is trying to get your attention. Tune into the signs and trust your intuition when you're there shopping for crystals.
By Intentions or Purpose
Another way to choose crystals is by identifying a specific intention or purpose. Perhaps you want to increase your self-confidence? Or communicate more confidently and express yourself clearly? Are you starting a new project or business and need some inspiration or motivation? Do you need to concentrate and focus more on your studies? Do you want to manifest more love in your life? These are all intentions where crystals can support you.
Identify what it is you want to work on and then research the crystal that is attuned with those energies.
There are 7 major Chakras of the physical body. Chakra is a meditation practice originating from ancient eastern masters. Each chakra is connected to an area of the body, emotional state and is associated with a colour of the spectrum. It is believed by balancing these chakras we can achieve a better emotional and physical well-being. Using crystals we can open, activate and charge these chakras. When looking for crystals for the chakras generally the colour of crystals corresponds to the colour chakra.
Here is a short list of crystals for each chakra and a guide to each chakra's energy focus.
1st Chakra: Base
2nd Chakra: Sacral
Located at the lower abdomen below the navel
Colours: orange, blue-green
Energy: Creativity, innate desires, emotion, sexuality, sensual pleasures.
3rd Chakra: Solar Plexus
Located in between belly button and below breast bone
Energy: Intellect, ambition, personal power, confidence, purpose
4th Chakra: Heart
Located in the center of the chest
Colors: pink, green
Energy: Love, Self-love, compassion, universal consciousness, emotional balance, forgiveness, empathy.
5th Chakra: Throat
Located at the neck above collar bone
Energy: Communication, self-expression, divine guidance, inner truth.
- Blue Calcite
- Blue Kyanite
- Blue Lace Agate
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Chalcedony
6th Chakra: Third Eye
Location centered slight above and in between eyebrows
Energy: Spiritual awareness, consciousness, psychic power, intuition, light.
- Blue Apatite
- Lapis Lazuli
- Purple Fluorite
7th Chakra: Crown
Located at the top of the head
Color: violet, golden-white
Energy: Enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, light, higher realms, other dimensions, energy, perfection.
- Herkimer Diamond
- Clear Quartz
- White/Clear Calcite
- Lemurian Quartz
Working with the chakra system can help you become more aware of the powerful energy centers that exist within our own bodies. Try taking a crystal you have and holding it at the associated chakra. Tune in. Visualise the stone sending you all it's light, healing, vibrations into your body through the chakra.
"Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation"
- Nikola Tesla
- Use your intuition and let yourself be guided
- Don't overthink it.
- Identify a specific purpose or intention
- Use the chakra system
- There is no right or wrong way!
- Deep breath. Relax.