Our guide to crystals

 

Crystals have crept their way into the mainstream and are showing no signs of stepping back. In the last 4 years, there’s been a 40% rise in searches for the gemstones.

Wellness is now more important than ever, and many are turning to crystals to help them achieve bliss in a post-pandemic world.

What are crystals?

Crystals aren’t just pretty rocks. Without getting too science-y, Crystals are formed through the arrangement of atoms, molecules, or ions.

Crystals are believed to hold certain energies. It’s thought that each individual crystal has a unique energy and frequency that can be used to provide wellness to those who use them.

Different types offer special properties. There’s a crystal for almost any problem you can think of.

The idea is that they provide a sense of tranquillity and bliss. While crystals are most often associated with mental wellbeing, they can be used to treat physical aspects like immunity or stress/pain relief.

Celebrity fans of crystals include Adele, Naomi Campbell, and Victoria Beckham.  Adele even blamed losing her crystals for a “disastrous” performance at the Grammy’s.

Of course, crystals aren’t just a new trend. They’ve been used for centuries thanks to their supposed benefits. It’s thought that the make-up of a crystal gives it a sort-of memory, allowing it to maintain certain energies and release them.

For some people, crystals allow them to set intentions. They believe that by putting their intentions into them, the crystals will release the energy back into the space around them.

It’s not as easy as just sticking a crystal in the corner of your room though. Crystal aficionados say that to get the full benefits you must cleanse, charge, and carefully place your crystals for maximum effect.

6 popular crystals and their effects

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Clear Quartz

The most common variation of this crystal is a six-sided, candle-like shape. The fact that this formation has six-sides helps with projecting energy and gives it a special something.

If you are looking for a crystal to help you with manifestation, this is the one to go for. It’s energy helps you with focus and clarity.

Where to place it: It’s focus-based properties make it an ideal addition to a home office or desk space. Blog, The Spruce, also recommends placing it in a fridge or pantry to amplify the nourishment from your food.

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Amethyst

Amethyst is another popular crystal. It has a calming and relaxing energy that makes it perfect for use in meditation and in helping aid sleep. It’s believed to be useful in clearing auras and helps to stabilise its surroundings.

It’s said to have a trusting energy and is supposedly a good tool for improving intuition.

Where to place it: try placing the crystal on your bedside table or near to your sleeping area. The relaxing energy should help improve your night’s sleep.

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Selenite

This crystal is full of positive energy. Selenites are commonly found as milky stones, that can be clear, white, orange, or green in colour. Its positive vibes give anyone in its presence good energy for the day.

It purifies and cleanses the area around it and keeps negative vibrations at bay.

Where to place it: The living or family room is the ideal placement for a selenite. The positive energy will leave everyone feeling happy and calm for fun family evenings.

Citrine

 Positivity and happiness make up this crystal. Citrine (from the French word citron) is a yellow or orange coloured crystal. According to The Spruce, it transmutes bad energy. It supposedly connects with your solar plexus chakra, which helps you manifest your goals and to make them a reality.

Where to place it: Thanks to its connection with abundance, some believe the best place for this stone is in your wallet. Also try placing it in the kitchen for a positive way to start the day.

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Rose quartz

 Rose quartz radiates a love-ly feminine energy. This crystal is associated with love. It can have pale or darker pink hue, giving it a rose-like colour. Rose quartz can be used for lots of different reasons, but it excels at giving off a romantic energy. Its love-based properties aren’t exclusive to romance though, it can be used to promote self-love and friendships, amongst others.

Where to place it: In any area that you feel needs love. That could be in the garden, the living room, or the bedroom.

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Tiger’s eye

Tiger’s eye is out here rep-ing the animal print and we all must respect that. Getting its name from it tiger like colouring, it allows you to attract a confident and brave energy. Reportedly, this is Kylie Jenner’s most loved crystal so that must mean something.

Wearing this will help get you noticed and could help make you stand out in work or in other areas of your life.

Wear to place it: In your workspace. If there’s any areas of your life you feel you need a confidence boost in, place it nearby.

Local business to check out:

 

Frankincense and Purr, based in Corp Market

Crystals, based in Castle Arcade

Equinox Crystals, found on Etsy

Mystic Aura Candles, found on Etsy

 

 

 

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