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How to choose the right crystal for you

Crystals have become very popular over recent years, with people being more open-minded and interested in the powers they have. If you are a complete beginner to crystals and would like to start your collection, here are some tips on how you should choose the right crystal for you.

What are crystals?

Crystals are minerals that have formed underground over hundreds of years. They form three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms that result in unique and truly beautiful pieces of stone. A crystal’s appearance depends upon the natural characteristics of its type and the conditions in which it grows. There are hundreds of different types of crystals, all coming in unique shapes, sizes and colours. Crystals can help with a whole range of life problems and situations including health, wellbeing, love, finances and much more.

Crystals hold energy and it is believed that their repeating chemical structure is what gives them the power to do this. Different types of crystals will be better at certain things, for example, improving sleep. However, you are able to programme a crystal to enhance its power for a certain area. 

How do you find the crystal that is right for you?

The first step to this process is researching which crystal tends to work best for the healing that you desire. There are some fantastic crystal directory books available, which list the crystal type and the type of healing energy it holds. Once you have decided on a type of crystal, or a few different ones that you are interested in, find a trusted crystal shop. You can purchase these online, however, it is strongly advised that you visit a physical shop if possible, so that you can perform the next steps. 

It is believed by many crystal healers, psychics and light-workers that crystals communicate with you using the vibration that they hold within them. We are all guilty of searching for the prettiest or most even looking crystal, however, you should try to put this to one side when finding the right crystal for you. 

Before walking up to the crystals, try to ground yourself and really tune in to your own intuition. Be aware of all of your senses as you look over the crystals in front of you. Are you immediately drawn to one? Pick it up and just take a moment to tune in to what you feel from it. You should feel at ease and energised from a crystal that is going to work well for you. 

How to make sure your crystal is real

Unfortunately, just like anything, there are plenty of fake crystals that are available to buy. We would highly recommend staying away from discount websites and make sure you fully trust the seller if you are purchasing online. Here are a few ways in which you can tell if your crystal is not genuine (and most likely made from glass):

  • Air bubbles inside the glass
  • Unusually bright and uniform colour
  • They will feel ‘dead’ – no energy will be coming off them
  • Always keep in mind if the price is too good to be true, it more than likely is a fake. 

Find out more about how to spot fake crystals here.

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is a developing psychic medium and healer. She has a keen interest in spiritual and mental health and wellbeing. Rachel also works freelance as a copywriter and social media manager. She is passionate about animals and runs an animal website,

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