HOW TO CHOOSE A CRYSTAL

Did you know that there are THOUSANDS of gemstones out there, each with specific structures, energies, uses and, of course, pretty colours? It’s overwhelming to choose a crystal that’s right for you, isn’t it? Especially if you’re just starting out.

Of course, you can always choose the prettiest, shiniest crystal, but if your life is a bit wonky, it’s worth being a bit more mindful of your decision to find the perfect crystal for your needs. Read on to find out how you can find a crystal with a deeper purpose that resonates with you.

METHOD #1 - TRUST YOUR INTUITION

You know that line in Harry Potter: “The wand chooses the wizard, Harry”, well the same can be said of crystals. If you feel drawn to a specific crystal, go with it. Your intuition is guiding you to your crystal.

If a crystal catches your eye, look at it for a few seconds longer and ask yourself, “am I just drawn to the colour and shape? Or is there something more to this attraction? Take a deep breath and go with whatever you’re feeling.

This method of finding your crystal is a little harder for over-thinkers. If you spent a long time deciding whether you wanted tea or coffee this morning, then this method of finding your crystal probably isn’t for you! Trust in your intuition and your crystal will find you.

METHOD #2 - BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS

Channeling your inner yogi will help you with this method of choosing your perfect crystal.

We have seven main Chakras that are positioned from the very base of the spine to the crown of the head. Each Chakra has a specific colour, and is believed to be associated with major organs, nervous system, and our spiritual, emotional and psychological being. If a Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, our health and wellbeing can suffer.

Chakras have associated stones that help to heal any blockages. If you have a specific problem, or if you’re generally feeling out of whack, get to grips with your Chakras and determine which crystals can help unblock or balance them.

METHOD #3 RESEARCH CRYSTAL PROPERTIES

What do you want to bring into your life? Love, peace, joy, strength, forgiveness? There’s a crystal out there that can help you on your journey.

If you’re thinking “I have no idea what exactly I want or need in my life right now,” then that’s absolutely fine. Take some time to reflect on what you’d benefit from. Remember that crystals aren’t all about healing or fixing, they can also be about enhancing and nourishing.

A simple online search can help you find the crystal with the properties you’re after. For example, you can search “crystals for focus” you can find a list of crystals that can help, and then find the crystal that calls to you the most.

METHOD #4 CHOOSE A CRYSTAL BASED ON YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

If you don’t have a specific focus in mind, then choosing a crystal linked to your astrological sign can be very useful. Each of the twelve zodiac signs are linked to certain crystals, which can make the decision making quite a bit easier.

Just like with the crystal properties, you can easily find out which crystals resonate with your astrological sign just by doing a simple online search.

I hope you found this little crystal guide helpful!

It’s also often said that you don’t choose a crystal, but the crystal chooses you – so try not to get too stressed or anxious about getting the perfect one.

Who knows, you may even get lucky and receive one as a gift.

Now go with your gut instinct and enjoy the experience!