What Kind of Crystal Do You Need?

Ancient stones harness the life-giving elements of the earth and universe--the sun, moon, and oceans. Each type has its own healing properties and carries powerful vibrations that can help change your frequency and amplify positive vibes. Use this flow chart to find out which one is best for you right now.

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Garnet: Red crystals bring physical energy. This deep-crimson mineral, in particular, increases passion. Garnet has been known to enhance sexuality, warmth, and devotion—while boosting sincerity and honesty in relationships. It is also said to transform negative energies into positive ones. Try placing a piece of it under your pillow or wearing it around your neck or wrist.

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Blue Lace Agate: This grounding stone boasts a calming, soothing effect and is great for activating and healing the throat chakra—thus boosting your communication skills, especially when it comes to speaking from your higher self. Agate can also aid in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Wear it at the throat when you need support in speaking your truth.

Fluorite: The ultimate chill pill, fluorite neutralizes negative energy and increases concentration. It’s also great for boosting self-confidence—especially when it comes to decision-making. By balancing the third eye chakra, fluorite clears mental fog so that the path to joy is well lit and protected from negativity. Hold it in your hands as you meditate to evoke calmness and peace.

See also Use These 6 Crystals to Connect with the Universe.

Citrine: Often associated with the sun, citrine stimulates brain function and promotes motivation. Use it to help manifest big ideas and act on them. This happy-making stone can help you harness your unique talents and imaginative gifts to amplify abundance and joy. Wearing it in earrings or a headband may increase mental clarity and spiritual vision.

See also The Yogi’s Ultimate Crystal Ritual Guide.