HOW TO CHOOSE A CRYSTAL
With the abundance of crystals available, it can feel overwhelming trying to find exactly the right crystal to suit your needs. Though it can be helpful to have a system or prior knowledge to select your stones, it’s not necessary. Your spirit/subconscious will guide you to the stone you need.
The prettiest crystal is not necessarily the right crystal for you. If you don’t feel drawn to anything, accept that the time is not right and come back another day. Purchasing for the sake of purchasing can lead to a cumbersome collection of stones which may not be your most optimal metaphysical tools.
Remember to be receptive; allow yourself to be drawn to the stone that will have meaning for you.
Stay out of your head, and do what feels right.
INTUITION / FIRST SIGHT
Typically, when you first see a large number of crystals, one will catch your eye, and continue to draw your attention. Should this happen, this is likely the stone that you need most in your life. Trust your intuition.
If you are overwhelmed by choices, or forgot which crystal first grabbed you, try standing quietly for a few moments with your eyes closed, and remember the reason you needed to purchase a crystal.
When you open your eyes choose the crystal you feel most drawn to. This is the stone for you.
When buying online, it’s a different story, because you can’t touch the stones. Use your intuition. If you see a crystal that excites you, you have a powerful urge to touch or feel it, or you have the strong feeling like you need it, then you probably do. This is your intuition guiding you to the crystal you need.
Depending on your personal types of sensitivities, feeling a crystal’s energy can be a good way to know whether its right. Hold the stone in your hand, and clear your mind. Allow the crystal to communicate with you. Sometimes it may come through as a feeling, a tingling, sensations of wind, or more jarring physical feelings. Other times it can come through as sound, taste, or an inner knowing. And other times, it can feel like nothing at all.
Everyone experiences crystals differently, and there’s no right way. If you don’t feel anything, either your abilities are not yet awakened, or it just isn’t something that’s in your tool kit. And that’s perfectly okay.
Speaking for myself, there are only a few crystals that I get a physical sensation from when I hold them. Many feel like nothing at all. A few have made me nauseous. Mostly, it’s an inner knowing, or sometimes, when I ask a question, I will get a visual image of a crystal in my mind. Again, everyone is different, so trust your senses and what you’re experiencing, and listen carefully, because sometimes it can be quiet.
Generally a crystal that will be beneficial to you will feel right, even though you may not be able to describe the sensations (physical or not) that it creates.
USING BOOKS / RESOURCES
One way to choose crystals is by their properties. You can do searches online to find the crystals which will benefit you in your current situation.
Though this can be helpful, I have often found that if I am shopping for crystals and go in with a list, I end up leaving with stones that are totally different than what was listed. I chose them because they “felt right,”and when I looked them up, they were even more effective than my original crystal choices at alleviating the issues I had researched.
That said, doing your research can still lead you to crystals that will bring you a great deal of healing.
Using a pendulum is a simple way to access answers from your subconscious, using simple “yes” or “no” questions.
To use a pendulum, hold it still and tell it, “show me a yes.” Note the direction it moves.
Then, “show me a no.” Again, note the direction.
To find out whether a crystal will be useful in your healing, hold the pendulum above a particular crystal. Ask it whether that crystal will be beneficial for you.
By noting the direction of the swing, you are able to interpret the answers.