When first beginning to learn about Crystals, it can feel overwhelming where to start. While it is great to build and curate your own collection based on what you feel called to, here are some great staples to help you get started.
Amethyst is one of the most popular stones, for good reason. It has powerful amplification properties and can help with sleep and soothing an anxious mind. This stone helps with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras.
Citrine is a great stone for boosting self confidence and self-empowerment. Since it is related to Amethyst, it also works well as an amplifier and can help bring in abundance. This stone works with the Solar Plexus Chakra
Carnelian is a stone to help harness the bold and courageous. It can also help you begin to move stuck energy in the Sacral Chakra. This chakra affects relationships of all kinds like familial, romantic, and friendly. Carnelian can also help boost creativity and break down creative blockages.
Rose Quartz is a stone all about love. Generally, Rose Quartz is great for boosting your self love and compassion. If you tend to be overly critical towards yourself or your own actions, Rose Quartz can help you give yourself a little grace. Rose Quartz affects the Heart Chakra.
Black Tourmaline is a fantastic stone for helping with grounding your mind and body. It allows you to feel more connected to the earth, which can in turn help stop spinning thoughts and feelings of being overwhelmed. Black Tourmaline is also a great stone for protecting your personal energy field.
You can learn more about these crystals, and how crystals work in general, in our Intro to Crystals class, and receive a mini chakra crystal kit that includes these stones and more!