With the year that 2020 has thrown at us, it's abundantly clear that we need the healing powers of crystals more than ever. It's true that crystals have had quite the resurgence in recent years, with everyone from our favourite creatives to successful entrepreneurs praising their benefits.
Like any new wellness practice, it's important to understand how to best incorporate its teachings into your existing routine. The key to engaging with crystals is mindfulness, reflection and acceptance; but when it comes to actually selecting the right healing crystals, it can become extremely overwhelming knowing where to start.
To help relieve some of the ambiguity, we've included 10 of our favourite healing crystals and their key benefits.
One of the most well known healing crystals, Amethyst is said to bring peace and tranquility to the home. The incredibly protective, healing and purifying crystal claims to rid the mind of negative thoughts and instead replenish the body with humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It is also known to be extremely beneficial for sleep, aiding with insomnia and decoding dreams.
Just like its colour suggests, Citrine is known to spread joy, wonder and optimism into your life. This crystal is particularly helpful for manifestation, prosperity and abundance – riding negative traits like fear and instead encouraging motivation and clarity. Citrine is also said to boost the energy of the other crystals around it.
Rose Quartz is the ultimate heart healer, known to provide comfort and calm during times of grief. The crystal is also helpful in restoring trust and harmony within all types of relationships – especially the relationship with the self.
True to its colour, Black Obsidian is a fiercely protective crystal, helping shield the mind and body from physical and emotional negativity. It also acts as a clarifying crystal, helping rid creative and emotional blockages and instead promoting compassion, clarity and strength. It is also known to aid with digestion and detoxification while also helping reduce pain and cramps.
Sun Pyrite works as a protection stone to help shield and protect against all negative vibrations and energy. It also helps provide clarity by stimulating intellect and memory.
If you're on the fence of a major career move, Tiger's Eye can provide you with the motivational boost you desperately need. The golden stone is said to help rid your mind and body of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt, which can be extremely beneficial for professional aspirations.
Moonstone is the stone of new beginnings, encouraging inner growth, renewal and strength. This crystal also helps with soothing feelings of angst, uneasiness and stress when starting afresh.
Sapphire is the blue stone of wisdom and royalty, said to attract prosperity, happiness, and peace. Physically, it is supposedly useful for healing eye issues, cellular levels, and blood disorders while also easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Another blue crystal to add to your list, Turquoise is known for its ability to help clear the mind, body and soul. It's also seen as a good luck charm and can help balance your emotions in heightened situations.
Jasper has been labelled as a 'supreme nurturer,' by empowering the spirit and supporting you through times of stress. It's known to renew the individual with determination and encourages honesty, courage and confidence.
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