Crystals 101: Your Guide to Everything Crystals!

The crystal trend is here to stay, and whether you want to test out the healing and good fortune properties, or simply add a little something extra to your decor, we’ve got you covered with our easy tips for to how to incorporate crystals into your life! Read on for your simple guide to everything you need to know about crystals!

The Basics: Crystals were originally thought to have healing, energy, and health benefits by ancient cultures such as the Mayans and Egyptians. They made crystals into jewelry and even incorporated them into buildings and architecture in an attempt to harness their power. This ancient practice had been pretty much forgotten until the recent resurgence of crystal awareness. Here are a few ways you can get in on the trend and incorporate crystals into your day-to-day life!

Do a Crystal Grid: First, set an intention (a crush perhaps? maybe a raise at work?), then lay out specific types of crystals and stones in a predetermined pattern. These patterns are designed to receive and transmit energy. Check out this article from Energy Muse that breaks down the step-by-step process of building a crystal grid!

Wear Crystal Jewelry: Why not check out a local rock shop and pick out a cute crystal ring or necklace to spice up your accessory game? Wearing crystals is said to balance energy, (try pink quartz to attract love) and everyone will be dying to know where you got your unique piece!

Place Crystals on your Body for Healing: This ancient practice is making a comeback! A quick search for crystal body layouts will give you different examples of which stones to use and where to place them. For example, blue lace agate is said to be good for stress. Another option is to try placing your favorite crystal on you while meditating.

How Does Crystal Healing Work? If you’re still feeling skeptical, you’re probably thinking, “Sure, crystals are fun to look at, but can they really cure a headache, or help me find love?” Here’s the thinking behind it: everything is made up of energy, including crystals that come from the earth, so crystals have the ability to absorb negative energy or put out positive energy based on your needs. (More on this from Huffington Post here.) Like we said, believer or nonbeliever, surrounding yourself with pretty crystals couldn’t hurt, so why not give it a shot?! Try gathering all your girlfriends to trade gems or do a crystal grid for a fun and unique experience that’s different than your average brunch or happy hour!

Our Top Picks: Ready to start your collection? Some of the crystals we love are lepidolite, known as “the peacemaker” is great for calming anxiety, selenite for cleansing and purifying, and black tourmaline, like a security blanket, is for protection and positive energy. Crystal Age has a great crystal guide with plenty of visuals and info to help you get started.

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