Edited and Adapted by Lauren Kelley
Where to begin? Here are a few must-haves we recommend, no matter the size of your crystal collection:
Black Tourmaline: When you need to ground and protect in a hurry, black tourmaline is the go to crystal for the job. Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness.
Selenite: Named after the moon, selenite is a most fantastic, multi-purposed crystal. It is self-cleansing and also purifies other crystals, items, and spaces. Associated with the crown chakra, it helps in meditation to connect with higher realms (ahem, ohm). It also soothes the mind big time.
Citrine: Listen, we're not here to tell you what to do. But if you were asking us which stones everyone needed in their collection, citrine would be pretty damn high on our list. The merchant stone or success stone, citrine is a warm, energetic, sunny gem that activates your solar plexus chakra and gives you Beyonce-on-the-September-cover-of-Vogue levels of confidence. It gets you in touch with your own power, helps you push through projects, and radiates with positivity. Citrine is also a good luck stone that helps you attract abundance, making it a great stone to toss in your wallet.
Amethyst: Like a cup of mystical camomile tea, Amethyst is a calming stone that connects you to your psychic power. Working to open the channels of telepathy, past life regressions, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and the communication with angels, amethyst can also be a particularly powerful tool for dreamwork.