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Crystals 101

Crystals 101

Why do we love crystals? It’s more than just their sparkly looks! Crystals are a part of nature, which means that they connect us to the stability, renewal, and power of the earth.

Some believe that each crystal has its own energy—whether it’s calming, confidence-boosting, or creativity-sparking—and that holding the crystal allows you to tap into that energy. That’s why we match the energy of the crystals in every Lunarly box to the theme of the new moon. You can use these stones to help you remember and get in sync with the monthly intentions you set.

Using Crystals as Intention Setting Stones

You’ll want to use specific crystals to set intentions because their different energies support different needs. So, for example, if your intention is to feel more grounded and stable, the best stones to work with are hematite and jasper. If you’re looking to release negativity, you should connect with black tourmaline and smoky quartz.

To set your intention with a crystal, all you have to do is hold the stone while you state your goal out loud.

The best crystals for intention setting based on the energy you need. 

Cleansing and protection

  • Selenite
  • Clear quartz
  • Black tourmaline

Focus and determination

  • Clear quartz
  • Red jasper
  • Tiger’s eye 

Peace and reducing anxiety

Attracting or enhancing love

  • Rose quartz
  • Malachite
  • Garnet 

Creativity, confidence, and joy

  • Carnelian
  • Citrine
  • Orange calcite

(Tip: To learn more about crafting intentions, check our Intention Setting blog.)

How to Use Healing Crystals

The easiest way to connect with the benefits of your crystal is to simply hold it in your hand while taking deep, cleansing breaths. Once you’re ready to take your crystal practice a bit further, try out one of these exercises:

1. Crystal Meditation

Put on some soothing meditation music, pick up a calming crystal, and take a seated position on the floor. With the crystal in your hand, take deep breaths in and out. Visualize the energy from the crystal moving from your hand and into every part of your body to deliver its healing essence.

2. Crystal Bracelets 

Crystal bracelets allow you to wear the healing energy of crystals all day long. Our crystal intention setting bracelets include a brass holder that you can place your written intentions in.

3. Crystal Grids

Combine crystals to form a unified, complex energy by using crystal grids. Crystal grids can be tapestries or even sacred symbols printed out on a piece of paper. Simply set the crystals on the grid, and it will be a reminder of the energy you are trying to foster in your home and life.

The more you work with healing crystals, the more you’ll learn about the benefits of the stones and how you most enjoy using them. If you’re looking to grow your crystal collection, subscribe to Lunarly. Every month, you’ll receive a new crystal in your self-care box with information about what it is and how to use it.