Starter-Stone-Suggestions

  Starter Stone Suggestions

starter chakra set People often wonder just where to start when they want to work with crystals. quite often some crystal or stone will attract you because it has healing energies or functions that you would benefit from . You might start with any number of stones rocks and crystals . There is not really a wrong way to work with crystal healing energies. Though some rocks do contain toxic elements and should not be eaten or soaked in water that will be consumed .

Most people want to start with some basic crystals.

The most commonly recommend first stone is probably quartz crystal. A clear single termination (point) quartz crystal is your basic all purpose stone. It can assist with contact and communication with your High self and solar angel and increase your intuition about crystals and can also stand in for any crystal that you might need but do not have. **Clear quartz is the work horse of the crystal universe.** Clear quartz points are the all purpose stone. Most people prefer to keep separate quartz crystals each dedicated to one purpose rather than using one crystal for multiple purposes . Rose quartz is almost an absolute must have stone, for heart healing, inner peace, increasing the ability to give and receive love, healing , etc..

Many people begin with a chakra or rainbow set getting a selection of stones in each the seven colors of the rainbow plus black ,brown and white. Size or cost does not matter. but pieces about the size of a quarter work well. They are small enough to carry and place but not so small they get lost too easily. Stones this size can be held in the hand or placed on the body for a laying on of stones healing session. They can also be used for grids and to make elixirs ( if safe for that purpose).
If you are serious about crystal work you will want at least several stones of each major color family. and a variety of quartz crystals. You can build up a nice collection gradually.**There are a large variety of stones in each color one or two stones of each major color would be a good start .
suggestions to* *start to choose from.

The suggested stones here are only a very small example of the possibilities

Red
first chakra root- Physical and survival issues*
garnet or ruby or red jasper and or black hematite and obsidian are possibilities

Orange
second chakra sacral- Emotional Issues
carnelian, fire opal, or fire agate, ,orange jasper

Yellow
3rd solar plexus- mental and will issues
citrine , topaz ,amber ,sunstone

Green
4th heart - love and spiritual issues
malachite -emerald, green calcite ,dioptaise jade
additional - pink- rose Quartz , Kunzite -pink marble pink calcite

Sky Blue
5th throat -communication
turquoise, amazonite, kyanite aquamarine gem silica (some systems blue) lapis, sodalite ,blue sapphire, azurite, gem silica

Indigo or Violet
6th brow intuition
lapis , sodalite /, amethyst sugulite lepediolyte, azurite

Violet or Clear
7th crown- higher spiritual understanding
amethyst etc. clear quartz, diamond in some systems opaque white stones are suggested quartzite white agate etc.

With a basic rainbow of stones you will have a set that will help all the main areas of body, emotion, mind. and spirit and the organs and glands and major body and aura.


With luck you can assemble a nice set of small stones for less than $15. Something you can carry in a pocket. After this you can start to branch out over time using your intuition* *and paying attention to signs and information.

These stones or a similar set can also be used for simple divination using an opaque white stone as your personal indicator you ask a question and toss the entire chakra set the stones are "read" according to traditional color and chakra meanings and the way the stones fall in relationship to each other and to the personal stone .

These stones or a similar set can also be used for simple divination using an opaque white stone as your personal indicator you ask a question and toss the entire chakra set the stones are "read" according to traditional color and chakra meanings and the way the stones fall in relationship to each other and to the personal stone .
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