Everyone is crushing on crystals and looking for new and alternative ways to increase wellbeing. So are crystals a magic healer? The fact is, there’s nothing magical about crystals. What is often referred to as “magic” is actually science-based that has to do with the energy, frequency and vibrations of semi-precious stones. Crystals actually vibrate at their own frequency, the same way that the cells in your body — and your chakras, or energy flow — vibrate at their own frequency. That means when we come into contact with crystals, these different vibrational frequencies meet and can enhance your physical, mental and spiritual well being.  

Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts. People who believe this theory use them as conduits for healing, allowing positive energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out.  

If you’re a crystal novice, where do you start? First, remember that every crystal has its own energy and uses; some are used for physical healing while others are used to amplify luck, abundance, clarity and intuition and so on. Begin by manifesting your intention. A well thought out intention is the starting point because specific intentions instilled into your daily thought patterns also become part of its energy. What do you want to bring more of in your life? 

Once you decide what you want to manifest, shopping for crystals in person is best, as this is where you get the intuitive vibes and see what stones resonate with your own energy. Go to what you’re attracted to, and trust that whatever you picked is exactly where you are at that moment and what you need.

Here’s a basic guide to the different purposes of crystals.  

Selenite: Healing and inner peace and clear energy field.  

Moonstone: Strengthens intuition

Aventurine: Amplifies luck

Pyrite: Manifestation of money and abundance 

Blue Agate: Healing for gentle, calming energy,  good for anxiety and feeling overwhelmed 

Shungite: Neutralizes and protects from electromagnetic frequencies

Black Tourmaline: Spiritual protection, energy bodyguard, repels negative energy

Turquoise: Communication, luck and healing 

Rose Quartz: Unconditional love, opens the heart chakra, nurtures you on journey of self love 

Smoky Quartz: Self protection, guards against negative energy, releases old patterns

Clear Quartz: Balances body and mind

Celestite:  Peace and happiness, tranquility, restful sleep 

Carnelian: Inspiration, creativity passion, motivation, joy 

Citrine: Light, happiness, presence. Reminds us to dream big, stay positive and live in gratitude

Aventurine: Overcome self doubt, opens the heart chakra, releases anger and frustration

Amethyst:  Highly spiritual, opens up third eye, or intuition, mental clarity 

Bloodstone: Energy, motivation