Updated: May 11
If you're new to crystals and starting your crystal journey, you may be wondering which crystals are best to buy. My recommendations have changed over time based on my own experiences with different types of crystals. While I'm cautious about recommending anything that is high vibrational, I always teach beginners to choose the crystal that speaks to them and demands to be bought. Sometimes these crystals will be high vibrational, so it's important to use a grounding crystal if you find the new crystal to be too powerful at first.
For those who are new to crystals, a grounding crystal can keep you in the present moment and connected to the earth. Some examples of grounding crystals include smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Loadstone, and Hematite. It's important to note that while Obsidian is a powerful energy cutting tool and cleanser, it's not recommended as a grounding crystal due to its high energy frequency.
If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, or feelings of panic when working with high vibe crystals, don't stop using them. Instead, integrate the crystal into your practice and become accustomed to it. Over time, you'll feel connected to the crystal and know when to use it.
For beginners, I recommend a starter kit that includes a control crystal (which I discuss in more detail in my Crystal Know How Course), a pendulum, 4x Quartz points, 1x Smoky Quartz, 1x Amethyst, 1x Fluorite of any color, 1x Selenite, 1x Hematite, and 1x crystal that you're most drawn to. As you work with these crystals and get to know their individual properties, you'll gain more confidence to build your collection and work with more high vibe crystals.
Overall, have fun with your crystals and remember to listen to your intuition when choosing and working with them.