How To Choose a Crystal

Posted by Karen Bolt on 22nd Mar 2015

How Do I Choose a Crystal?

One of the first questions people always ask me is “how do I choose a crystal”? My answer is “we don’t choose crystals, they choose us”.

Just like each fingerprint or snowflake is unique, science teaches us that everything in the universe has its own unique vibration . None are the same. This would include things we can see, touch, taste, hear and feel as well as things that we perceive in other ways such as thoughts, emotions, sounds and colors. This explains how each crystal has its own unique vibration. This is true to all things living or not, including us humans.

Crystal Signature Frequencies

So now you are getting how each crystal has a signature frequency and so do we. But our vibration changes as our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state fluctuates. You know what I mean by this. Some days you will be full of energy, focus and joy as if you can take on anything, other days you may feel anxious and distracted. Therefore your resonance with crystals fluctuates and picking a crystal to carry for the day that will interact with your current energy state and help balance it can be quite helpful.

Each crystal resonates with a specific frequency based on its chemical make up and color and thus can change your frequency when you interact with it. For example if you are feeling scattered, carrying a grounding crystal such as Black Tourmaline or Hematite can help to balance and ground you. Or if you are having trouble meditating, holding a high vibrational crystal such as Amethyst or Celestite can help you to reach the higher vibrational state you are striving for.

Because your vibrational frequency fluctuates, your resonance with crystals changes too. It really doesn’t make any difference how you choose your crystal; whether you pick it for the color (remember colors have their own vibrational frequency) or for the shape or texture. You are attracted to whatever signature frequency that crystal has because it is lacking in you and by interacting with the crystal you can change your state of being.

Can I Pick the Wrong Crystal?

There is no right way to pick a crystal and everyone is different. So first and foremost, trust yourself! Go with your intuition and whatever you pick will be perfect for you. Some people are attracted to the color, shape of feel of a crystal. Others can feel a shift in energy when they hold a crystal and others will be drawn to a specific crystal. Some people will read about a crystal and its qualities and decide that they would like to work with that crystal. Another great way to pick a crystal is using a pendulum or dowsing.

And remember that when you are overworked and stressed, you get run down…so do your crystals. They work very hard to help you and in return, you must clear and charge them regularly.