Making a choice between a beautiful and a jaw-dropping treasure can feel a little... much. Don’t worry, we’ve all been on that boat before!
An overwhelm of beauty mixed with excitement can happen, and, in fact, happens to all of us once we embrace the first steps on any unfamiliar path. Crystal choosing included.
It's an important and delightful process, so try not to stress yourself about making the "right" choice. As, by default, it is always the right choice if led by your heart.
But this guide isn’t just for crystal-curious beginners – it’s for anyone with a pull towards rehoming a crystal baby but currently chilling in a zone of indecisiveness.
Start brewing your thoughts by answering some of these questions…
WHAT CATCHES YOUR EYE?
Here’s your first sign. If you were honest, would you shout a big “hell yes!” to the fact crystals lured you in by their outer beauty? They’re pretty good at it aren’t they?!
Take yourself out on a physical or virtual date and observe what catches your eye, what you can’t stop touching and feeling the texture of...
TUMBLED OR RAW?
You could have already built up preference by browsing or connecting with your piece through touch. You’ll notice: are you fascinated by the natural ridges of raw clusters and crystal chunks or do you go potty for details of polished pieces? One thing to remember is also how you’re intending to use your newly-snatched treasure.
WHERE IN LIFE COULD YOU DO WITH A LITTLE PUSH?
As gorgeous as they are, crystals are so much more powerful than their exterior could ever show. Although it’s easy to be blinded by their beauty, the main reason we own them is to heal. If those healing tools are on your radar, you might have an idea of patterns, habits or areas of improvement you’d like to tackle.
Be guided by our intention-based categories.
HOW WOULD YOU USE IT?
At this point, your crystal might have rented a room in your mind… Now it’s time to think of how you’d like to use your first crystals – in meditation, Chakra healing, by wearing them on your wrist and by your heart or simply letting them infuse your space in your oasis.
Catch that pointer while it’s there and browse with this mental note on hand.
WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
If you’re a star-sign enthusiast, this one’s for you. The way stars align when you’re born can not only code some of your character traits, but also make certain crystals work better for you.
More fiery star signs will work well with feisty gems like Tiger’s Eye, while the wind or water signs might swing towards Agates. Read up about the best crystals for each zodiac sign.
HOW DO I KNOW I'VE FOUND MY CRYSTAL?
Upon finding “the one”, you might feel: a tingling sensation in your hands or body; physical warmth; a sense of comfort; feeling in your gut and bones or simply rocking back and forth to the same crystal over and over again...
And... that’s it! Your starter-guide to choosing crystals is complete. You’re now equipped to seek out what’s best for you. Keep in mind, those you seek, seek you.
The AK Vibes Team
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