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Discover the power of crystals, from common stones to sacred rituals, in this enchantingly illustrated miniature guidebook.
Whether rose quartz, lapis lazuli, or amethyst, crystals are a beautiful and magical addition to your life! Learn the ins and outs of these mystical tools, including choosing and activating a crystal, basic properties of the stones, and how to create a crystal grid. Gain inspiration as you uncover the secrets to creating a crystal grid and learn to perform a crystal chakra ritual with this full-color, illustrated miniature book (size: 2 7/8 X 3 1/4 inches).
The larger crystals you see are often chunk crystals. They have essentially been mined and presented as is, so geodes, uncut turquoise, pyrite, etc. are considered chunk crystals. These larger examples release their energy in a more diffuse way than small or shaped stones, so they’re good for general household use.
This is when a crystal or gem has been shaped to enhance sparkle and capture light, which amplifies the crystal’s energies, making it even more powerful.
These are the stones you’ll find in bins at a science or mystical shop. They are smooth, shiny, and comforting to hold.
TYPES OF CRYSTALS
THE FIRST STEP IN CHOOSING a crystal to work with is to determine your needs at the moment. Ask yourself questions. Are you addressing a physical ailment or a spiritual one? Sometimes you might find yourself drawn to a particular stone, so that the stone chooses you, rather than the other way around. When you are looking to add a new crystal to your collection, start by following your instincts—what attracts you? You should pay attention to aesthetics here, because what seems like an attraction on a purely visual level might be your mind telling you exactly what you need. Then hold the stone in your hand. Does it feel warm or cool? Do you feel any vibrations or pulses? What is your emotional response? If you feel in resonance with the stone, then it is right for you.
It’s possible, even likely, that from time to time you will need a combination of stones, such as obsidian, hematite, and pyrite for protection, or amethyst and lapis lazuli for intuition. Trust your instincts.
And if you’re not sure, try clear quartz. It’s the salt in the spice cabinet of crystals.
Common Stones and Their Uses
Invites courage, strength, and self-confidence.
A detoxifying crystal that can help control anxiety and aid in finding emotional maturity.
Protects against electromagnetic stress and seasonal affective disorder. Encourages self-determination and leadership abilities.
Develops intuition and spiritual awareness.
Aids in meditation, calm, and tranquility.
Brings out the best version of yourself, and heals the bones and teeth.
A calming stone that cleanses the third eye and crown chakras, releasing tension.
Nikki Van De Car is a blogger, mother, writer, crafter, and lover of all things mystical. She is the author of ten books on magic and crafting, including Practical Magic and The Junior Witch’s Handbook, and the founder of two popular knitting blogs. Nikki lives with her family in Hawaii.