The 5 Best Healing Crystals For Beginners

Healing crystals have gone mainstream! Here's a guide to the five essential healing crystals you need to jump-start your collection.

Using crystals for their healing properties has become more mainstream in recent years. You can find healing crystals dangling on the end of a necklace, taking the place of boring door knobs and even being used for Kegel exercises. Yes, rose quartz “muscle strengthening” is a thing. A very ancient thing. Who knew?

Many people believe that crystals have healing properties. Each crystal is believed to have a different energy that can affect and “heal” different areas of your body or your life. Healing crystals have a variety of uses. Some help you attract love while others clear negative energy from your environment and “aura.” As mystical as crystals might seem, it’s easy to reap their healing benefits without any seances or burning sage involved.

When choosing a healing crystal, it’s important to go with your instincts and select the ones that you feel drawn to. The next step is to connect with your crystal by choosing an intention you want it to represent. If a beautiful piece of citrine catches your eye, you might want to place itwhere you work and set an intention of attracting a raise. Even if you don’t believe in the healing power of crystals, having a physical reminder of your intentions helps keep them at the forefront of your mind. Healing crystals remind you to keep striving to turn your intentions into reality.

There are hundreds of crystals to choose from and even more choices when it comes to how you display them. It can be tricky to figure out where to start! Whether you’re just starting to dip your toe in or are already fully submerged, here are our top 5 picks of must-haves for your healing crystals collection.

1.) Clear Quartz

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Clear Quartz is known as the “gateway” crystal. It’s also known as the “master healer,” because it can be used to heal a long list of ailments and attract intentions. Whether you’re dealing with physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues, this healing crystal can help.

Clear quartz “cleanses” your mind and body of negative energy, making it easier to manifest your intentions. It’s often used in tandem with other crystals to enhance their qualities. Clear quartz is also used to “clean” the energy of other healing crystals.

Where to place this crystal: Place clear quartz in areas that get a lot of sunlight, like big, open windows. Also try placing quartz near fountains, pools or other areas with water to enhance the healing properties.

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Clear BoyCrystal from Stoned Crystals $119

 2.) Amethyst

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Amethyst is a great healing crystal to use if you’re struggling with mental blocks. This crystal helps connect you to your creativity and enhances your imagination. Use it in your work environment to help with mental blocks in your career. Enhancing your imagination can help you come up with creative solutions to a variety of other issues related to your health and love life. Amethyst’s ability to get your creative energy flowing makes it a great all-purpose stone to have in your collection.

Where to place this crystal:  Make an altar with clusters of amethyst. It doesn’t have to be a spiritual altar, it can be as simple as putting pieces of amethyst on your mantel, near your favorite books or next to a picture of your loved ones.

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Crystal Elixir Water Bottle in Amethyst from Free People, $84

3.) Rose Quartz

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Rose quartz is a powerful healing crystal when it comes to matters of the heart. This light pink crystal helps to heal heartbreak and supports self-love, which, in turn, helps attract the right kind of love into your life. Rose quartz has a peaceful, loving and comforting energy, making it a favorite among crystal collectors. You can find this beautiful stone on all kinds of jewelry and home decor goods.

Rose quartz helps remind you to both give and receive love openly. It also helps you center yourself, let go of blocks you’ve built around your heart center, and understand what kind of love you really need in a partner. When your self-love is strong, it’s easier to attract a loving partner into your life.

Where to place this crystal: Place rose quartz in your bedroom to attract new love in your life. You can put a small piece of rose quartz under your pillow to enhance the effects.

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Rose Quartz Love Triangle from Free People $89

4.) Citrine

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Citrine is sometimes called the stone of success. This healing crystal works by helping to clear your energy of stuck, stagnant vibrations that cause procrastination and delay success. It promotes optimism by clearing away the old and making room for new and better things in your life. If you’re struggling with healing old traumas like Kim Kardashian was after her robbery in Paris, this stone will help you move on with positivity.

Where to place this crystal: For good fortune, place a large piece of citrine in the southeast corner of your home or office. You can also carry a small piece of it in your wallet or purse to attract positivity and abundance.

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Balancing Citrine Cuff by Marly Moretti $98

5.) Pyrite 

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Pyrite is the healing crystal you want around if you’re trying to jump-start your career or draw more money into your life. It’s often referred to as “fools gold,” but don’t let the nickname fool you. This crystal helps you figure out what’s blocking you from moving forward in your career.

Pyrite carries the energy of wealth and also acts as a mirror, encouraging you to reflect on your finances and career in productive ways. By acknowledging your part in the state of your finances, pyrite can help you shift from a “poverty mindset” to a “prosperity mindset”. A poverty mindset focuses on what is lacking and not possible. A prosperity mindset focuses on abundance, possibilities and productivity.

Where to place this crystal: Attract more money and achieve your career goals by placing a piece of pyrite on your desk where you work or in your purse. The Feng Shui practice suggests the best place to put pyrite is in the southwest corner ofyour home.

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Pyrite Crystal Gold Ring $87

What crystal do you think would help you the most? Chime in below in the comments! For more jewelry inspiration, check out these 25 Unique Engagement Rings.