There are so many beautiful and powerful healing crystals out there, which can make it overwhelming to know where to start (especially if you are new to the wonderful world of crystals). I believe that there are a six “starter crystals” that everyone should have in their environment in some form or another, which are Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Black Tourmaline. These six healing stones are a great base and jumping off point for a well rounded beginner collection.
Amethyst for protection, purification, and inner peace.
❥Amethyst (a part of the Quartz family) is one of the most abundant stones in the world. It is an extremely powerful and protective purification stone with a high spiritual vibration. Helps one to release addictions of all kinds, and encourages inner peace. Excellent for sleep and meditation.
Carnelian for personal growth and transformation. Also conveniently… a cleanser for any other stone (I always keep a nice big piece around all of my other stones, makes cleansing them so much easier)!
❥ Carnelian is a powerful aid for those who wish to build confidence, courage, passion and power within themselves. Carnelian helps to overcome fear of taking action or of doing the wrong thing. Helps one embrace change and transformation.
Citrine for abundance in all aspects of life.
❥ Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Citrine is a stone of abundance. Brings happiness, and generosity. Raises self-esteem and removes destructive tendencies.
Quartz the most powerful healing stone, and magnifier.
❥ Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is also very effective for unblocking it. Quartz magnifies the energies of all the crystals it’s around.
Rose Quartz for love and matters of the heart.
❥ Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Brings deep inner healing and self-love. Rose Quartz is very beneficial for the heart. It helps purify and open the heart on all levels. Helps to attract love and romance into ones life.
Black Tourmaline to keep you grounded and positive, which is extremely important in this hectic world.
❥ Tourmaline is a very powerful grounding stone. It has the ability to take and purify negative energy and turn it into positive reusable energy. Helps one to release worry and anxiety.
*All metaphysical properties are from The Crystal Bible 2 by Judy Hall.