This is a list of crystals that are commonly known, generally easy to get a hold of, and have multiple uses.
Agate - protection, good luck, balance, strength, inspiration
Amethyst - calming, emotional stability, balance, inner strength, protection from psychic attacks
Aventurine - happiness, peace, healing, prosperity
Calcite - amplifies energy, cleansing, reduce stress, calming, emotional healing, memory
Carnelian - creativity, manifestation, luck, protection
Citrine - does not retain negative energy, thus never needs to be cleansed; creativity, motivation
Clear Quartz - a power stone used to provide extra energy and can be used to charge other items; healing, protection, power, banishing, charging
Fluorite - stability, peace and calm, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, meditation, protection from psychic attacks, self-love
Hematite - grounding, deflecting negative energy
Jasper - protection, relaxation, tranquility
Jet - eases grief, protection, banishing
Kyanite - does not retain negative energy, thus never needs to be cleansed; cleansing other stones, tranquility, removing energy blockages, channeling energy
Labradorite - attract success, dreams, reduce stress and anxiety, spiritual connection, transformation, clarity, peace
Milky Quartz - luck, calming, soothing, meditation, purification
Obsidian - grounding, negating and transmuting negative energy
Onyx - grounding
Rose Quartz - self-love, calming, romantic love, and friendship
Selenite - mental clarity, removing energy blockages, cleansing and charging other crystals
Smoky Quartz - grounding, banishing, cleansing, removing emotional blockages
Tiger’s Eye - self-discipline, practicality, protection, grounding, peace, clarity, intelligence, intuition, financial stability, calmness
Cleansing and Charging Crystals - a good rule of thumb is that if you’re not sure if you can place your crystals in water, salt, or direct sunlight because it might damage the stone, use moonlight or starlight instead. You can also place your crystals in a dry bath of herbs and flowers, or pass them through incense smoke.
How to program your crystal
Although crystals are said to have innate healing properties, taking the time to set an intention for your stone can help you connect with its energy and restore your own sense of purpose.
You may feel comfortable holding the stone in your hand as you meditate, or placing it on your third eye. You can also lay back and allow the stone to rest on the corresponding chakra or area of the body that you wish to work with.
Envision the stone’s energy merging with your own. Speak to the stone — silently or verbally — and ask for assistance in working through your current endeavor.
Thank the stone for its presence then spend a few minutes in meditation.
How to activate your crystal
If your stone feels heavier than expected — like it’s lost its shine — it may benefit from a little energetic activation.
Try lending it some of your own energy by speaking to it, singing to it, or sending it some vital life force energy through your breath. A little interaction can go a long way!
If you have plans outside, consider taking the stone out with you. Many people find that allowing the stone to soak up natural energy at the park or beach has a powerful effect.
You can also create an activation grid by surrounding the stone with its more energetic counterparts. Popular choices include ruby, clear quartz, apophyllite, kyanite, selenite, and carnelian.
You can use whatever stones you’re drawn toward. Just make sure they fully surround the main crystal so that it can completely bask in their vibrations.
How often do I need to cleanse my stones?
The more often you use a stone, the more energy it collects. A good rule of thumb is to clear all of your stones at least once a month.
If an individual stone is feeling heavier than usual, go ahead and cleanse it. You don’t have to wait a designated amount of time between clearings.
What is the best method for clearing stones?
Find a method that resonates with you and your practices. What works best for you may not work as well for someone else, so pay attention to what feels right. Please avoid the sun and moon at all cost. However seasalt, dirt or sand are all best practice options.
How do I know when a stone is cleansed?
The stone should feel energetically and physically lighter to the touch when you retrieve it.
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