“You know the World is a Magical Place when Mother Earth grows her own jewellery.”
When starting manifestation practices and healing rituals as part of your spiritual awakening, the variety of energetic and healing tools that we are lucky enough to have access to is never-ending.
In this article, I would love to introduce you to the amazing healing power of crystals. Below, you will find a beginner’s healing crystals list which contains a wide variety of crystals very close to my soul.
Crystal Healing is an ancient type of therapy which involves using gems and their energies by either placing them on your body or in a nearby place to help draw out any negative entities or unwanted energies. Just like essential oils, there are many types of crystals that we can incorporate in our day to day life, and their benefits are endless, all varying depending on the specific need or purpose that you may wish to use them for.
Crystals are powerful tools which have healing and restorative powers over the mind, body and soul, and they existed since the beginnings of the humankind. Their first historical references comes from The Ancient Sumerians who used crystals in magic formulas, followed by The Ancient Egyptians who used crystal healing stones in their jewellery (such as lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz).
If you’re interested to find out more, check out my other article on What Is Crystal Healing Therapy.
Now, I know that probably most of you are complete beginners in terms of using these powerful gems, so I thought I will give you a quick list of my best crystals that I use in my every day healing sessions and own transformational journey that you could get started with throughout your own spiritual development too.
But don’t forget that when it comes to putting together a healing crystals list, it is a never ending process. Why? Because there are so many unique and powerful crystals out there, that each have their own magical properties which you should explore in your own pace and as your heart guides you.
This crystal is known as the ‘Unconditional/Universal Love Crystal’ as its frequently used to attract pure love, to protect relationships and heal your heart from disappointment and trauma, whilst promoting self-love and raising self-confidence.
Rose quartz is best known for being the stone of unconditional love because it emits a strong vibration of:
Rose quartz is also believed to have benefits for physical health, particularly when worn or carried on your body.
It is very powerful when worn close to your heart as it dispels any negativity, and when carried on your person, helps to replace negative emotions with positive, returning the wearer to that place of pure love and balance.
It is my personal favourite and a must have either around me, worn as jewellery, or as a master crystal healer during my sessions.
Clear quartz is known as a “Master Healer Crystal” as it has a highly restorative and amplifying energy.
Most often, I use it with other stones to strengthen their effects, making it a great addition to crystal grids and energy work sessions.
It also clears and activates all of the chakras and can be used to purify the physical and energetic bodies of both my clients and myself.
Clear Quartz is also very helpful in seeing the truth of a situation, and in understanding ourselves and seeing situations from fresh perspectives.
Its ability to enhance mental clarity is astonishing, whilst promoting emotional stability, reason why it is so popular in meditation and restorative work. Also, if you are looking for a protective stone, clear quartz can be used to amplify psychic abilities and to protect your energetic tools, your healing space, yourself, and anyone that enters your healing space.
Amethysts are one of the most powerful crystals to work with if you are looking to open your third eye chakra. The third eye is our source of power, wisdom, and ability to see the truth beyond illusion.
One can use amethysts to enhance their spiritual visions and enlightenment, and when placed in your home will absorb negative energy and create an air of tranquility in the space.
Also, they are very powerful in blocking electromagnetic frequencies and geopathic stress that can foster negativity. This occurs when human-made objects disrupt the earth’s natural energy (such as Wi-Fi, TV’s, and any other electronic devices).
Amethyst calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. It also assists in remembering and understanding dreams whilst encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
It is a must have in one’s life as an all-round healer that will accompany you throughout your life time with grace and much love.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most powerful crystals that aids in protection from psychic attacks.
It promotes deep peace, harmony, reveals inner truth, honesty, compassion, self-awareness, and self-expression. Amongst energy healers, Lapis lazuli is also known under the name of “The Wisdom Stone”.
Some of the most beautiful characteristics of this stone is that it welcomes truth, wisdom, and spiritual wonder into one’s life. It opens minds and offers enlightenment.
Even more, Lapis Lazuli stimulates clarity and objectivity and helps you speak your truth and emotions. It also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality which vibrates with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty.
In my beautiful experience as an energy healer, Lapis Lazuli is one of the best healing crystals out there, so I couldn’t recommend it more!
This is one of the crystals that I’ve always wondered how it would feel like to hold one, and luckily, not long time ago I’ve experienced it.
Short and sweet – WOW. After Rose Quartz, this is defiantly one of the most gentle, loving, and high vibrational crystals I have ever had the honour to work with and hold.
Kunzite nurtures kindness, gentleness, and self-worth, unleashing positivity from within, outwards, like a beautiful rainbow. Its powers help alleviate stress and negative emotions that have the tendency to stay with us for longer periods of time.
It encourages you to develop and nurture inner peace whilst offering a high capacity for achieving wisdom and understanding.
Conclusion – Kunzite is a magical and unique crystal, pure in energy and joyful in nature. In palest pink to light violet hues, it is known as “The Stone of Emotions”, as it opens and connects the heart to the mind, whilst stimulating a healing communion between the two. Another must-have from my crystals list!
Citrine carries the energies and vibrational frequencies of The Sun and it is highly connected to the Solar Plexus Chakra – your inner power house.
It strengthens self-esteem, brings about a more positive and vibrant flow of energy in and around the body, and assists with regaining your inner strength. It is also considered to be the ‘Optimistic Gem’ due to its positive energy that it can give off, whilst adding the benefit of not having to be cleansed or recharged as it is a self-cleansing crystal, just like selenite.
Citrine symbolises creativity, warmth and it acts as a protective shield.
As a whole, this healing crystal helps to cleanse all the chakras and to open up your windows of intuition, creating a greater sense of alertness and a spiritual connection to your higher self, which in turn makes you wiser and more observant.
Citrine is excellent for anxiety and fears, empowering you to embrace the powerful co-creator that you’ve always been. It is a true gem when it comes to making your dreams come true, as it helps you to stay focused on following your inner strength and light.
Some consider Selenite to be one of the most important crystals in an energy worker’s toolkit, and for good reasons! Named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selenite is an instantly soothing crystal with a very pure and gentle energy.
It brings protection, harmony, and healing to your mind, body, and soul, as well as to your home. As one of the softer stones, it can be a wonderful and vivid reminder that we should always move through this world with a sense of gentleness and that we should bring sacred space to our practices.
It is widely known that the meaning of this beautiful crystal makes it a highly spiritual stone and is often treated as such by both energy healers, and common users alike.
Selenite is a very high vibrational crystal with powerful self-cleansing properties, whilst it also:
Selenite is defiantly a big representative when it comes to recognising the healing power of crystals, and it makes a great companion in any situation.
Tiger’s Eye is a very powerful stone of protection, whilst also bringing good luck to the wearer.
It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting you to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Furthermore, it is highly useful in helping you to recognise your own needs in relation to the needs of others, balancing the yin & yang, and energising the emotional body.
Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
The properties of this beautiful crystal help you live more boldly, take on life more bravely, and helps you to tackle challenges more fiercely.
From my own experience of working with Tiger’s Eye, I can truly say that it always had my back and is a wonderful way to overcome fear and take more risks in all areas of life.
Hematite is one of the most efficient crystals used for grounding and balancing, helping you in feeling centred in stressful situations, in clearing negativity and in counteracting confusion.
it not only grounds and protects you, but it also strengthens your connection with the Earth, making you feel safe and secure. It endows you with courage, strength, endurance and vitality.
It is also known as “The Stone For The Mind” as it stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.
Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of the yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.
I absolutely love this crystal especially worn as a ring, because it makes me feel very centred and grounded at times when my mind might be too “up in the clouds”. However, be very careful in using it as jewellery as it’s not water safe.
And the last beautiful crystal from our healing crystals list – Angelite, one of the purest and most soothing gems.
This blue crystal is a mood booster and it has so many wonderful properties too. Angelite can clear negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, and even resentment and bring in positive and calming feelings.
It aligns with the throat chakra and it’s an excellent stone if you need to find calm, peace and serenity. It aids in overcoming fears, as well as removing any blockages in different spheres of your life.
If you are needing forgiveness or needing to forgive, this gentle crystal will enhance your abilities and will draw this type of energy into your environment. A very interesting fact is that the actual colours of the stone are calming themselves, and the powers within the crystal amplify these effects.
Angelite improves and enhances your spiritual connection, in particular your communication with the Angelic Realm. I absolutely love having it around me, especially when I do Angelic Reiki Healing or when I simply need to take a quiet moment with myself.
And here you have it – your ultimate beginner’s list to help you gather your very first baby crystals to support you in your transformational journey.
Tip: if your soul can’t decide which specific crystals to work with in the beginning, the ‘safest’ and easiest way to start making use of new restorative energies is to get your own Zodiac Sign Crystals Pack, as different crystals possess different properties, and knowing which ones resonate the most with your Star Sign will bring you the maximum benefits to your mind, body, and soul. You can find these beautiful packs in many places, but the easiest way is to order it online from trusted sources such as The Psychic Tree.
After choosing your crystals, there are 3 important steps that you must follow to ensure you are making use of their energies and powers in the right way, and I’ve provided you with links to valuable resources which will guide through these steps.
“The purpose of cleansing is to purify and honour the stone, recognising the vast journey it has undergone to get to you now.”
“Your intention creates your reality.”
Once cleansed, you need to set your intent in the crystals.
Connect with your gem(s) by holding them in your hands, take a few deep breaths until you start feeling relaxed, allowing the energy to flow through you. Once you feel grounded, allow this energy to enter the crystal from your hands whilst picturing what would you like the crystal to help you with.
Once you’ve done that for a few minutes and you feel connected with the crystal, you can express your feelings of gratitude and your crystal will be all set with your intent.
Most common intentions that people set when working with crystals are love, happiness, healing, spiritual growth, peace, endings and beginnings. However, once you sit down in a quiet place, focused on your breathing, no distractions, look inwards. Feel and listen to what your heart needs and let her take control in setting your manifestation intention. The heart knows the best, believe me.
Carrying your crystals with you allows you at all times to maintain a strong connection with the them, but be very careful where you place them so you won’t lose them (either in pockets, underwear, clothing or in your purse or handbag).
“What if we recharge ourselves as much as we recharge our phone?”
Just as cleansing and setting your intent on your crystals, recharging is a very important process that you must take as it’s crucial to take care of your gems so that they will continue to help with your energy work, and enhance many aspects of your physical and spiritual life. By doing these rituals accordingly you will prevent the growth of negativity and harmful energies, which may influence you and the people who are around your beloved crystals.
Crystals vibrate at certain frequencies that naturally resonate with specific intentions, manifestations and energies. Choosing the right crystals to work with, being constant in working with their vibrations, and the more effort you put in your practice, the more positive and healing energies you will be attracting into your life and into your stones.
YOU – much like a Crystal, YOU are one of a kind. Unique & Special.
A piece of the Universe, Vibrating to YOUR OWN unique frequency.
YOU have the power to heal & enlighten others.
YOU are YOUR OWN Universe, capable of shining bright among a dark & infinite sky.
I hope my little healing crystals list will be of much use to you throughout your spiritual and transformation journey.
Psss .. Did you know that crystals can be incorporated into your daily life in more ways than one? As a matter of fact…check out my brand new, beautiful creations – Healing Crystal Candles. I’ve created each one of my 16 Signature Candles with the purpose of inviting a specific energy into your space and life, based on all my knowledge as a Crystal Healer, Angelic Reiki Master Teacher, Aromatherapist…and most importantly, intuitive healer and co-creator, just as powerful as you are.
Sending you love and light.