Intuition is your best tool when selecting crystals for healing – ALWAYS. Books are great resources for information, but if something you read doesn’t resonate with you, then disregard it. Seriously, not all crystals will facilitate the same types of healing in all people. We all have different reactions to things, so it makes sense that some crystals might resonate with us differently than with others. That’s okay! As I said, your intuition is your best friend here.
One crystal set that gets the most discussion (and the most questions) is a chakra crystal set. Most individuals follow the Hindu system of 7 major chakras (as do I), and here they are:
1). Root – Deals with security, family, heritage/roots and survival. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Smokey Quartz, Red Jasper and Hematite.
2). Sacral – Deals with sexuality, confidence, creativity and basic emotional needs. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Carnelian, Orange Calcite and Peach Agate.
3). Solar Plexus – Deals with sense of Self, willpower, fear and anxiety. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Citrine, Golden Tiger’s Eye and Yellow Jasper.
4). Heart – Deals with compassion, unconditional love, connection to others and devotion. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Rose Quartz (pink also resonates with this chakra!), Green Aventurine and Moss Agate.
5). Throat – Deals with communication, self-expression and maturity/growth. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate and Blue Chalcedony.
6). Third Eye – Deals with thought, intuition and consciousness. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Amethyst, Sodalite and Lapis Lazuli.
7). Crown – Deals with spirituality, the Higher Self and connection to the Divine. A few crystals that balance this chakra are: Clear Quartz, Amethyst (yes, this crystal works with more than one chakra!) and Purple Fluorite.
Finding the right crystals can be a bit time consuming, so starting out with a pre-made kit can be one way to go, that’s also very budget friendly. I’ve created a basic crystal chakra set that you can pick up at my Etsy store HERE, for $13 USD plus shipping. This set even includes a bonus crystal (Smokey Quartz) which can be used for grounding after a healing session.
Remember, when building your kit – use your intuition!! I can’t stress this enough. What works for one person may not resonate with you, lovely. 😉 Happy crystal shopping!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory, CCH