First Time Purchasing Crystals? Here Are 5 Things to Look For

Published Date 9/20/2015
Under: Health & Wellness



Crystals come in all shapes and sizes

Are you thinking of introducing crystals into your repertoire of spiritual practices? Here are five things you need to consider first.


Decide How You Will Use Your Crystals

Crystals have many benefits and it's conceivable that there's one to help with every aspect of your life. Tiger's eye is a good choice if you hope to enjoy stability, aventurine is ideal if you need to balance erratic emotions, while crystals such as lapis lazuli and amethyst can boost psychic abilities. Take some time to carefully consider what you hope to gain from using crystals. It will help narrow down your options from the myriad available choices. If you're unsure, a guide to crystals can help.


Let Your Crystals Choose You

It's possible that you don't know what you want to use crystals for, and it's quite alright to just like the idea of owning some of these beautiful stones. You may like to try to let the crystals choose you. Personal experiences differ, although the crystals will usually do this by appealing to you by either sight or touch. Don't fret if you don't feel anything. It's perfectly okay to choose a crystal because you like how it looks. There's a good chance that you'll take the right crystal home without knowing.


Too Much of a Good Thing?

Some people are extremely sensitive to the energies that emanate from crystals. It's understandable that you would want to surround yourself with gorgeous crystals, but it's better to acquire a few at a time. By building your collection slowly, you give yourself the chance to get used to the various energies. You'll also notice immediately if a certain crystal doesn't work for you. It does happen occasionally and it's hard to pin down the crystal responsible if you have too many.


Not All Crystals Work Well Together 

Not only can crystals have a less than desirable effect for you, they can also have an adverse effect on each other. Take carnelian and blue lace agate; carnelian acts as an energy booster, while blue lace agate is more often used to calm things down. While attempting to use these crystals together won't do you any harm, you probably won't reap the benefits either. They will simply cancel each other out. It's worth educating yourself about which crystals work well together.


Cleanse Crystals Before Use

Before you begin to use your crystals, it's important that you cleanse them properly. The cleansing process is not to clean the stones, but rather to remove the negative energy that crystals may have absorbed before they came into your possession. There are many accepted methods you can use to cleanse your crystals although one of the most popular is known as smudging. It's worth trying out different cleansing methods to find the one that works best for you.


If you need more help with choosing crystals, chatting with an online psychic is a good idea. They can help you decide which type of crystal will bring you the most benefit.


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