With TikTok videos, Instagram posts and your friends telling you to jump on the crystal trend, you may start to feel overwhelmed when you start doing a bit of research of your own. There is so much information online about them but knowing what crystals are and how they can help you is the first step to utilising their power.
So, whether you’re looking to build up your confidence, overcome obstacles, give a boost to your love life and even attract wealth, there’s sure to be a crystal out there to help you.
Crystals to build your confidence
When you're feeling stuck, the power of Tiger’s Eye can help to break through that funk. It is known to push you to take a more active attitude to life and chase after what you want. You may discover that new confidence enables you to say “yes” more to things you really want to do and turn down anything that may drain your energy.
The Carnelian crystal is all about giving individuals who are feeling a bit disoriented and lethargic a boost of energy. It will help to re-energise you as well as give you the motivation to go out and seize the opportunities you want, especially when it comes to exploring your creative side.
The Amazonite crystal, often known as the "hope" stone, aids you in overcoming setbacks. It works by removing anxieties, doubts, and worries from the body and replacing them with positivity, optimism, and hope. If you’re thinking of giving up a project that you’re passionate about, give Amazonite a try.
Citrine is a crystal that is known for enhancing your self-confidence and self-assurance, especially in the areas of your life where you require it the most. It is helpful in making critical decisions because it helps you feel grounded and confident in your own mind. Not only this, but Citrine has a reputation for attracting wealth and success.
How to attract love with crystals
Rose quartz is a popular choice for those seeking love – it has been historically popular as the centre of many love spells. Many people say the real reason behind this crystal’s success is its ability to promote self-love. Combine this crystal with your intentions of finding a relationship that will serve you well as it is a great addition to manifestation.
If you’re in an established relationship, it can restore harmony by removing bad energy and replacing it with loving and good energy.
The heart chakra is balanced with Malachite. If you wish to let go of old hurts and open yourself up to new love, have a go at sleeping while this crystal is balanced on your chest. This green gemstone can aid in the search for your love by promoting happiness and optimism, as well as helping you to get stuck in with new opportunities.
Aventurine is a fantastic stone for whether you're looking for a new relationship or want to restore the passion of your current one. It will help you thrive in all areas of your life, from self-abundance to love, passion, and success. Aventurine will be there to support you in navigating the highs and lows of these new relationships once you find them, too.
The Ruby can make it so you always have glowing confidence and a sense of self-power – it reminds individuals who occasionally lose themselves in relationships that their best self is always available and that their own energy should always come first. Try meditating with this crystal, always keeping in mind your ultimate goal in terms of relationships.
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Using crystals to overcome obstacles
Amethyst has a calming effect on the mind, reducing tension, inspiring new thoughts, and improving psychic skills. This stone assists you in dealing with issues and being calm in the face of chaos, thus helping you to overcome any current obstacles. This stone can also help those who suffer from anxiety and nightmares.
Opal’s healing energy will strengthen your entire emotional body and help you be more open and honest with yourself. You will be able to evaluate your thoughts and emotions while wearing this stone so will allow you to gain a broader perspective of the situation.
Wearing this stone for a long time will teach you how to accept responsibility for how you feel and how to be more in control of your emotions.
Garnet is associated with power and energy. Because of this, it encourages individuals to start taking more chances and truly live your life the way you want to. It also helps to generate new thoughts and directs your attention to new avenues to help you move past troubles.
The golden Labradorite has a strong calming effect on emotions, encouraging courage and endurance as well as a feeling of purpose. This helps to alleviate sadness, anxiety, and other unpleasant emotions. It's because of this that makes it a great one to keep around during times of turmoil.
How to cleanse crystals
When should my crystals be cleansed?
You should cleanse your new crystals as soon as you receive them to remove any imprints of other people that may have handled them prior to you, such as shopkeepers or the person who posted them.
You can also cleanse them after long periods of use as many crystals will need to be cleansed and recharged on a regular basis. This is especially important for crystals that absorb negativity.
What is the best way to clean my crystals?
Cleansing your new crystals can be done in a variety of ways, to suit different lifestyles and goals. Most techniques can be used on the majority of crystals so it is up to to you to find the one that works best for your situation.
One of the most common methods is to use moonlight to cleanse your crystals, with the full moon being the most powerful. To do this, you can simply leave the crystals on a window ledge that will be in the moonlight overnight.
You can also use the sun for 10 to 12 hours, but be careful as some crystals (such as amethysts or selenite) may fade when left in direct sunlight.
Crystals may be cleansed effectively by being exposed to water in nature. In an ideal world, you would leave the crystals in a stream for about 60 minutes but this method is not always accessible, or practical.
If you do not live near a natural stream then you can always just clean your new crystals under a running tap for approximately one minute per stone.
It’s important to note that all crystals should get wet, as some are water-soluble. Here are some of the crystals which you should avoid water cleansing:
- Clear Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Tiger’s Eye
- Smokey Quartz
Using other crystals
Certain crystals can be cleansed by other ones. Create a cluster of amethysts or quartz and place the crystal you want to be cleansed in the middle of it. Leave overnight if possible. The best ones to do this are:
- Clear Quartz
You can also use larger crystals such as amethyst geodes, and selenite slabs to cleanse your smaller gemstones. Once you know enough in terms of crystals, what they are and how they can help you, you’ll naturally start to pick up the best methods of cleansing.