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3 Ways to Get Started with Crystals

Posted by Keri Bertolino on

Since launching Moonlight + Sage a couple of weeks ago, a lot of people have expressed interest in learning more about crystals and asked how they should get started. While there are a number of ways to incorporate crystals into your life, below are three simple ways to begin (we’ll continue to post additional suggestions on this blog, so keep checking back or subscribe to our email list!).

1. Choose crystals you’re drawn to. Oftentimes, you’ll be drawn to a crystal with the energy and healing properties you need, so don’t worry about learning everything about a crystal’s healing properties before purchasing one or deciding which to work with first. Trust your intuition. There is a general understanding in the crystal world that “you don’t pick the crystal, the crystal picks you."

If you are truly overwhelmed, try starting with some gentle stones in the quartz family, like rose quartz, citrine or green aventurine (all of these stones are included in The Essentials kit).

2. Start with just one crystal. It may be tempting to carry a small bag of crystals around with you everywhere you go (I’m guilty of this myself), but if you’re just getting started, work with the same one crystal for a few days. Hibiscus Moon suggests meditating with the same crystal for 5-15 minutes (the longer the better) for four days. During these four days, be aware of any messages and feelings that come through during your meditation. Don’t meditate? No worries - just sit and relax with a crystal in your hand and keep it with you over the course of the four-day period - in your pocket, on your desk at work, your bedside table at get the idea.

After the four-day period is over, try doing the same thing with a different crystal to determine what effect it will have on you. Is it relaxing or energizing, does it help you sleep better, or maybe its peaceful vibe offers stress relief? Each crystal’s energy will be different. When you understand what each crystal does, choose one each morning to carry with you depending on your intention or what you need that day. Some days when I’m not sure what I need, I’ll go with my intuition and select whichever one catches my eye.

3. Keep crystals in your home and/or work space. Not only are crystals aesthetically pleasing, they can also bring the right type of vibe to any room they in which they are kept. For instance, amethyst carries immense power to rid spaces of negative energy, making them a great stone to use in any room in your house. Citrine is great for manifesting abundance and prosperity - a perfect stone to keep in your office. Keep black tourmaline next to your cell phone or computer monitor to repel electromagnetic smog; turquoise in your car to protect from physical injury; smoky quartz near your bed to alleviate the stresses of the day...there is a crystal for just about everything. If you’re looking for specific healing properties, check out the descriptions for each of the crystals in our kits. There is also a great book called Crystal Prescriptions by Judy Hall - look up your ailment and see which crystals Hall recommends.

There are many other ways to work with crystals including wearing crystal jewelry, using crystals to open and balance your chakras, creating crystal grids and elixirs, and more. We’ll be diving into many of these topics in later blog posts. In the meantime, please let us know if you have specific questions about getting started and we’ll get back to you with some advice. You can post questions in the comments section here or on our Facebook page.

You can also check out Hibiscus Moon’s blog for some additional insights.

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