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Crystals for Beginners: The 10 BEST crystals to use when starting out

Crystals for Beginners: The 10 BEST crystals to use when starting out
what crystals are good for beginners


The world of crystals is truly fascinating, isn't it? These beautiful stones hold an incredible amount of energy, and when used correctly, they can transform us, our energy, and ultimately, our lives. 

If you are new to crystals, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are hundreds of crystals around, and they all hold unique metaphysical properties. It can be tough deciding which crystals are suitable for you, your needs, wants, and desires. As a crystal beginner, you want to pick the absolute best crystals for you, without breaking the bank!

I have spent years studying crystals, and working directly with customers as they embark on their crystal healing journeys. There are some crystals that are better than others when you are just starting out.  And, it's also important for beginners to have a variety of crystals that serve unique purposes.

These are the top 10 crystals I recommend for every beginner.  Let's get into it.

The 10 BEST crystals for beginners

1. Selenite

This high-vibrational crystal is a must-have for every crystal collector. It's high vibrational energy sweeps positivity into the space, and it can be used to cleanse stagnant, negative energy away. Beginners often find it very easy to connect with the energy of Selenite. The best part? This crystal doesn't require cleansing or charging, AND, it can be used to cleanse the energy of other crystals.

Selenite is named after Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon.  It's an excellent crystal to use during meditation, and can promote mental clarity. 

A stick of selenite can be placed at your front door to cleanse incoming energy.

2. Amethyst

Amethyst is a calming stone, that has been used for centuries. It's a popular choice because of its beautiful purple hue (that looks great in jewelry), but also because it holds the most beautiful, tranquil energy. Amethyst is often used to dispel fear, anxiousness and anger. It can soothe the wearer, and offer spiritual protection. As a crystal beginner, you will find Amethyst to be a gentle energy that washes you with a calm energy.

3. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known as the universal stone of love, and it's an amazing crystal for beginners! How does the song go again... all you need is love? Well, it's true right, after all!  Rose Quartz provides you with loving energy. It feels almost like a warm hug. It's perfect for beginners looking to invite more love into their lives - whether thats self-love, romantic love, or just genuine friendship. It's a. beautiful crystal for bringing harmony and balance into your space, and makes a great beginner crystal.  

4. Howlite

Howlite is becoming increasingly popular amongst crystal users, and it's for good reason. This beautiful crystal is incredibly calming and like amethyst, is said to reduce feelings of fear, anger, and frustration. Howlite is an amazing stone to use when you are just starting out, as it can remove overthinking and provide clarity of mind. Place it under your pillow or on your nightstand for a restful sleep.

5. Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" which is why this is such a great crystal for beginners. It can be programmed for any intention, which means you can use it for all seasons of life.  Clear Quartz is also known to amplify energy and can make the energy of other crystals more powerful.

6. Green Aventurine 

Green aventurine is said to be the luckiest crystal around. It's called "the stone of opportunity" because it brings in abundant, prosperous energy full of exciting new opportunities. If you are manifesting anything related to career, wealth, abundance or opportunity - green aventurine is a great crystal to work with. 

7. Black Tourmaline

Having a protective crystal like black tourmaline is always a great idea. Black Tourmaline acts as a shield, protecting you from negative energy or harmful influence. Keep a small piece near your front door, window, or even in your pocket. If you notice you easily take on the energy of the room, black tourmaline is great to keep with you. 

8. Citrine

Citrine is bursting with positive energy, and is a great crystal for beginners. It's sunny energy can lift spirits, and help bring in feelings of joy and happiness. It's energy is easy to connect with, and it's a beautiful crystal for manifestation.

9.  Fluorite 

Fluorite is called the "genius stone" because it enhances our quest for knowledge, and promotes focus and concentration. Fluorite is also known to promote memory and knowledge retention. When you are first embarking on your spiritual journey it can feel like there are so many parts to yourself. There's the old version of you, the new version, the version your friends know, the version your family knows and so on. Fluorite helps integrate these versions of yourself, help you feel whole and move forward on your spiritual path. 

10. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding crystal, helping you feel stability in the world around you, no matter how chaotic is may be at times. Smoky Quartz transmutes negative energy, and provides feelings of safety and security. The protective and grounding qualities leave you feeling balanced and centred. 

As you can see, there are a wide variety of crystals suitable for beginners. Though I have listed 10 crystals here, that doesn't mean you need to buy 10 right off the bat. You can pick up one of our beginner crystal kits with 5 beautiful crystals, or just select one or two you are drawn to the most.

If you're a crystal beginner, and have any questions - we are always here to help! Send us an email or reach out on Instagram: @manifestandflowshop


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