Top 12 Crystals Every New Age Hippie Needs

If you’ve ever been inside a natural food store or a yoga studio, you’re probably familiar with crystals. They’re often found for sale in stores like these, or in dedicated crystal shops which are chock-full of every crystal under the sun, as well as books and other tools that will help you harness their power. Crystal healing is practiced by many people and is thought to be particularly effective because of the crystal’s naturally repeating chemical structure, which is believed to help our intentions repeat and intensify.

When buying your first crystal, it’s best to let the crystal choose you. Observe and handle the shop’s selection of crystals, and notice which ones bring a particular feeling to mind. You may also notice a warmth or a feeling of subtle vibration. Once you’ve obtained a crystal that resonates with you, you’ll need to cleanse it (do this in running water) and hold it in your hands to begin imbuing it with your intention.

Here are some great crystals that will help get you started on your journey to crystal healing.

Clear Quartz

If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to picking crystals, clear quartz is a great first choice. It’s thought to be a great magnifier of not only our intentions but also of the vibrations of the other stones around it. Having a piece of clear quartz in your arsenal will only intensify your energy work and allow the intentions of the other crystals in your collection to shine.

Clear quartz is one of the most common crystals in the world, and when you hold it up to natural sunlight, it refracts all the colors of the rainbow. This is a good reminder that things that at first seem plain are often full of joyful mysteries.

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Selenite is another great stone for beginners who want to learn more about crystal healing. Selenite is cloudy white in color, and is thought to be super beneficial in cleansing, and helping to remove negative energy from our crystals and ourselves.

All you need to do is hold a piece of selenite at the top of your body, and sweep away negative energy in long strokes, moving from your head to your feet. Like clear quartz, selenite is also used to magnify the vibrations of other crystals, which can be helpful for a beginner who isn’t seeing the results they were hoping for. Selenite is also used as a way to limit negative energies from penetrating boundaries, so people often place it near the entranceways and windows of their home.

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Rose Quartz

Rose quartz has become one of the most well-known crystals used in healing because of its usefulness in promoting unconditional love. Since roughly 600 BC, rose quartz has been given as a love token. Its gentle pink color inspires delicate thoughts and sweet intentions, but make no mistake — it’s a powerful crystal. It’s thought to stimulate the imagination, as well as promote love and understanding for oneself and others. It can also help foster connections within a community and is often used to encourage clear communication within a group, so that love can flourish.

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