Crystals have become a staple in many households, as they create nice centerpieces or decor for homes. But beyond that, people use crystals for a wide variety of reasons.
So what do crystals do and which ones should every have?
Here is everything you need to know about crystals and why you need some in your life.
What Are Crystals?
Crystals are more than just shiny gems, crystals are stones that are thought to possess healing and cleansing powers. Crystals are not limited to any certain types, crystals and stones can differ in size, color, opacity, texture, and place of origination.
The gems can come from the store, be found yourself, or acquired through trading with others. Crystals are used relatively everywhere. They’re on TV screens, used as face rollers, and even in the lotion you use.
Crystals can come from all over the world. They can be found outside along your walk, mined from rivers or caves, or purchased from a local store or online retailer.
What Do Crystals Do?
Crystals have a wide range of different usages. The most common use for crystals is in the form of healing and cleansing of energies. Everyone has energies and vibes they give off, which tells others how you are feeling without you even saying.
Crystals are used to help redirect and cleanse the body of negative energies. There are also crystals used for promoting positive energy.
Gems are not limited to just being used for energies. There are ones that help promote wealth, promote immunity, and even certain crystals for luck.
What Are the Different Types of Crystals?
There is a long list of crystals. The most common type of crystal is the clear quartz. It is a white crystal that is meant for a wide variety of different uses.
The most common uses are:
Another common stone to have on hand is jade. Jade is mainly used for cleansing, which is why jade-face rollers have begun to pop up. You typically use jade to promote the feeling of harmony.
Amethyst is another must-have, as it specifically helps promote the reduction of anxiety. You do this by either letting the crystal rest on your head for several minutes, allowing it to target your crown chakra. Or you have the option to have it near your head at night when your body is recovering the most.
Those that are in the creative field and need a boost in performance or inspiration should look at Citrine. This yellowy type of quartz can help clear up the crown chakra as well, but in a way that promotes active thinking, versus amethyst that focuses on removing negative thinking.
Here is a list of other common crystals:
- Rose Quartz
- Lapiz Lazuli
Where Should You Place Crystals?
Just having the crystals doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be doing their job correctly. You should keep crystals in certain places that correlate with their main purpose.
For instance, if you want to use clear quartz as a redirect from negative energy at work. Keeping it in a drawer at the house does not serve its purpose. Instead, keep it in clear view of where negative energy happens and let the crystal help get you through a stressful day.
Make sure to align certain stones with different chakras. There are 7 different chakras, those being:
- Crown Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Root Chakra
These chakras start at the top of the head and make their way through the body to the feet.
How Do You Care for Crystals?
Caring for your crystals is dependant on the type of crystal. The most important part of caring for crystals is understanding that crystals need to be cleansed to ensure that they are working as intended.
Depending on the type of crystal, they can be cleansed through running water, sunrise and sundown, sound, or even through the act of “recentering”. Not all crystals can go through the same cleansing ritual, as there are hard and soft crystals that can break from certain types of cleansing.
Also, be sure to keep your crystals in safe places. Just like with any other stone, these gems can be chipped and cracked from dropping and reckless storage. Look to keep soft stones in a padded container, while hardier stones can be left out throughout the house, especially in places of natural light.
What Do Crystals Do?
Crystals help strengthen and redirect energies. Crystals are meant to connect with your energies and help redirect or cleanse negative ones that come forth. Others are meant to influence wealth and bring in positive energies.
Regardless of the crystal chosen, be sure to take care of them. Just as they are taking care of you.
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