Updated: Feb 13
Crystals are magnificent, transformational tools that can assist us to amplify positive healing frequencies in our homes and bodies, while protecting us from energies that are unwanted or harmful.
Not all crystals are alike! Each crystal contains distinct healing properties and unique purposes. Some crystals can be used for energy protection, while others can aid with physical or Spiritual healing. Some will boost our energy, while others will calm or ground us. No matter what you're searching for, there's always a crystal that can help.
There are so many ways to use crystals. Today, I'm sharing ten popular, beginner crystals that can be used in and around your home to assist you, your family and even your fury friends.
Celestite: Celestite is a powerful, high-vibration stone that invites a strong connection between us and our Angels. These crystals also invite a very calming, soothing frequency into our space. Celestite is great for supporting positive dreams and helping us to get a peaceful night of rest. I like to place a large Celestite cluster on our nightstands. I place smaller stones around the corners of our bedrooms and under the bed to surround the room with positivity and assist with better sleep.
Shungite: Place Shungite stones near your electronics to shield and protect you from electromagnetic radiation, electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) and 5G frequencies. This one is perfect to put near all of your televisions, computers, and phones. It's also a good idea to place Shungite near other devices such as microwaves and wifi routers.
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is the ultimate family stone as it promotes unconditional love, compassion, romance, and intimacy. It can also help to clear feelings of anger, jealousy and resentment. It's perfect for toddlers who are scared of the dark or pets who are frightened of loud noises. I like to place this one in the family room to invite the energies of "togetherness" and Divine love into our gathering space. I also like to wear this stone as jewelry around my neck and close to my heart.
Black Tourmaline: Try putting this stone near your doors and windows to prevent negative energy from entering. Small pieces can also be gridded around the perimeter of your home to provide an extra layer of protection for you and the entire family. Black Tourmaline is a great stone to use for people who are dealing with dark or heavy energies either around them or in the home. It's also great for Empaths who often absorb excess energies from those around them.
Moonstone: This one is for your furry friends! I love to put moonstone under my dog's bed or near his cage. Some people even hook tiny crystals on their pet's collars. Moonstone can assist our pets with bonding, calming, hyperactivity, and digestion issues. It's also a great stone that can support our older pets in crossing over more peacefully.
Amethyst: Amethyst is a great crystal to utilize when you're meditating, praying or doing other spiritual activities to raise your consciousness. For this reason, I love to keep Amethyst near my meditation altar and at my office where I conduct my energy healings. I also like to keep this stone in the kitchen to raise the vibration of my food, to charge and amplify my water and to create a peaceful environment for family meals.
Selenite: Place Selenite in the basement, closets or corners of the home. These are places where stuck and stagnant energy likes to "hang out." Selenite helps to cleanse the energy and remove energy blocks so that the energy in your home can move freely. I also like to keep a Selenite charging plate near my other Crystals because it assists in clearing and amplifying their energies.
Citrine: This is a great crystal to put in your shower or bath water. It helps us to have a more optimistic outlook by increasing our self confidence and worthiness. It also assists to remove doubt, depression and darkness from our hearts and minds. Citrine is perfect for enhancing your imagination and creativity, so if you have a workshop or crafting room, you could place it there as well.
Green Aventurine: Aventurine is ideal to tuck away in your children's backpacks, purses and briefcases. It helps us to focus on our job or school work while assisting with brain fog. It can assist with enhancing our leadership skills and manifesting prosperity and wealth. Aventurine also helps combat the symptoms from EMFs and 5G, so it's another good one to keep near your desk and computer.
Green Calcite: I like mixing small Calcite stones into my potted plants and gardens. Many gardeners love to use the help of Green Calcite as it assists in the growth and healing of the plant kingdom! This one also helps to amplify the healing frequencies of nature.
Clear, Program and Charge
As a reminder, you should clear, program and charge your crystals to get the most out of them. Here's how to do it:
Clear the crystal of any negative or unwanted energies. The easiest way to clear your crystals is to smudge them, soak them in water, or bury them in the ground overnight. Set the intention that the stones be cleared of any energies that aren't in your highest Divine alignment.
Now that the crystal has a "blank slate" you want to program it by giving your stone an intention of how and why you want to use it. Place the crystals in your hands as you pray and set your intentions for healing, protection, alignment, etc. Give the crystals full permission to assist you in any and every way that they can.
Finally you want to charge your crystal to amplify the energy and boost the intention. There are many ways to do this, including placing them in the sun or moonlight, placing them with other amplifying crystals such as quartz or selenite, putting them near plants, or infusing them with Reiki Energy.
You should always clear, program and charge brand new crystals before using them. When you start to notice your crystals losing their energy, you can repeat this process anytime! Many people choose to clear their crystals with each new moon and charge them with the full moon. This is a great way to ensure they're always operating at full capacity!
If you're new to working with crystals, I recommend browsing a local crystal shop or doing a quick search for crystals on Etsy. Allow your intuition to speak to you when choosing a crystal. Often times, you will be drawn to specific colors or shapes, so trust that these are the types of crystals that you are most in need of at the moment.
Crystals work the same no matter the size. So, there's no need to worry about breaking the bank for big crystals. Amplifiers, like clear quartz and selenite, can ensure that your tiny stones are emitting just as much healing frequencies as the larger clusters and geodes.
You can wear your crystals as jewelry, place them in your pockets or bras or stash them all throughout your home. I also like to infuse my bath and drinking water with their healing properties. There's no wrong way to use a crystal. The more you work with them, the stronger they will be able to assist you!