There are many ways in which we interact with the spiritual and energetic world on a daily basis, often without realizing it. When we get a gut feeling that another person is hurt or upset, that is our energetic self tapping into the frequency that the other person is sending. When we meditate, we are entering our deep, subconscious mind; one that we may not always have access to. Crystals can help us not only do this, but deepen our visualisations to help us manifest our goals and dreams faster.
People have used crystals to assist them in meditation for centuries. It is believed that crystals can absorb and contain powerful energy that can be useful when we are attempting to manifest certain things in our lives. It is the belief of some that the Universe owes us happiness, peace and success, but anyone who understands how the Universe works will know that it is up to each individual to bring about this peace through our own thoughts.
Why Use Crystals for Manifestation?
Manifestation has become an almost trendy term in recent years, and so many people believe there is an exact formula you must follow for it to work. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Manifestation isn’t like baking – you don’t need to follow the steps and the ingredients exactly right to get the result you want. It’s more like cooking, where you can follow your intuition and come out with something that tastes just as good as the original recipe.
If you feel called to use crystals as a part of your practice and your manifestation, then you should definitely follow your intuition. Manifestation works best when you do what feels right and aligned with your inner thoughts and feelings.
How to Use Crystals for Manifestation
There are countless things that we may want to manifest, from financial stability, a new home, a new job, a new romance or even simply peace and joy in every day life. Don’t feel as though whether or not your manifestations will come into reality depends on the “purity” of what you want. You can desire a flashy sports car or a speedy recovery from surgery for your loved one – they are both equal desires in the eyes of the universe.
As we talked about in the section above, you can use your crystals with your manifestation in whatever way feels right to you. Many people turn to meditation and visualisation with crystals, holding their crystals and using them as a conduit for their energy and intention.
Others like to use them in their spell work if they combine manifestation with witchcraft, some wear them, some use them around their bed or sleep with them under their pillows, others simply place them around their home or workspace to help channel their energy and remind them of what they are trying to manifest. Again, you can do all of these things or something entirely different – work with the crystal energy in whichever way feels right to you.
In this article, we will explore the many uses of crystals, which crystals are most helpful in each circumstance for manifestation, and some of the best ways we use and look after them.
What are crystals typically used for?
Crystals have many uses and are used by all sorts of people in all sorts of situations. For example, if someone is particularly prone to anxiety or depression, they may choose to use a certain crystal to relieve this emotional blockage and bring about inner peace. Many people use crystals to clear negativity or protect them from negativity where they need it most. This may be by wearing a protective stone around their neck, or placing it in their pocket or on their desk while they work a stressful job.
But not all crystals are created equal, and each stone can provide a different frequency that can help you in any of the situations life may throw at you. Some crystals will feel “better” to you than others, so you often need to try your crystals in different situations until you feel what vibrates best for you.
Now let’s take a look at the best crystals for manifestation and which goals they are typically best to work with.
10 Best Crystals for Manifestation
1. Rose Quartz
The rose quartz is commonly associated with unconditional love and romance, and not just because of its soft pink hue. Rose quartz is said to have high energy and a healing vibration that connects deeply to the heart chakra. This can help to release self-limiting beliefs (important to clear for your manifestation work) and link us to those we wish to have a deeper connection with. It’s also connected to the love of a mother, and is often worn by those who have lost a mother themselves in an attempt to maintain that maternal connection. For manifestation, use rose quartz while working on your limiting beliefs and while trying to manifest better or new relationships.
Rose Quartz Leather Wrap Bracelet
Stone of the empathetic Aquarius and Pisces, the amethyst is believed to have the highest vibration and shares its violet color with that of the third eye. The amethyst is linked with sobriety and clear thinking; its name comes from the Greek word ametusthos, which means “not intoxicated.” It is said to stimulate one’s psychic powers and strengthen intuition, and is often used as a talisman of success and focus. When used alongside blue lace agate, amethyst can be a powerful crystal to help you achieve a calm and peaceful state of mind.
For manifestation, use amethyst to help bring you clarity. If you find that you either aren’t sure exactly what you want, and are distracted by what others are manifesting, use amethyst while you journal or meditate. You can also use it while you do manifestation exercises to help you stay focused on your goal.
3. Green Aventurine
Also known as the stone of opportunity, this stunning crystal is thought to bring about wealth and luck. It’s often used by those who are struggling financially or are preoccupied with what they don’t have. This heart-centered crystal encourages an optimistic attitude and is believed to promote prosperity. It’s also used by gamblers who believe it promotes their chances of success.
If you’re looking to manifest financial wealth into your life, make sure you’re wearing or using green Aventurine during your manifestation work.
This sulfide mineral is also referred to as fool’s gold and originates from Australia and South Africa. It is linked with fire and Earth and can offer powerful protection against negative vibrations and energy, whether physical, etheric, or emotional.
Pyrite is said to help the wearer to “read between the lines”, as it were. It promotes a clear vision of what lies behind facades and was used by the ancient Incas in meditation and divination.
This is another popular stone for manifesting wealth (and whatever wealth means to you) because it looks like gold.
Just like the green aventurine, Citrine is thought to be lucky. It is often used in meditation by those who wish to become financially stable or independent. It is linked to the solar plexus, which is the energy center from which we develop our attitude towards money. It’s also known as the lucky merchant stone, and its warm, buoyant energy aligns well with the solar plexus perfectly. It is said to boost self-control when spending and reduce the effect of self-limiting beliefs around money.
6. Titanium Rainbow Quartz
This stone may have the most alternative names out of all the crystals named here! You may also find it called rainbow aura quartz, flame aura quartz, dark rainbow aura, and titanium aura. This crystal contains properties of both quartz (the master healer) and titanium (the metal of power) and is host to a multitude of colors, including greens, blues, pinks, and gold. Titanium rainbow quartz is believed to charge the chakras and restore one’s internal peace and harmony. This is a great crystal to use if you’re looking to manifest a feeling or internal goal, or have deviated from your goals.
7. Green Jade
There is a pattern within the psychology of color and stone that presents green as an inherently lucky color. As with other green stones like the green aventurine, jade is thought to bring good fortune. It is recognized for its metaphysical properties and is said to grant the wearer creativity, friendship, protection, and access to the spiritual world. Green jade is typically used in manifestation for those who are looking to bring more luck into their lives.
This agate class of chalcedony is popular among those who are driven, career-focused and determined to succeed. Also known as the singers’ stone, carnelian is often worn by vocalists and public speakers who wish to speak or perform confidently. Many people believe that the carnelian’s protective energies give the courage needed to defend an important cause or overcome adversity. It promotes idealism, pragmatism and community, and is popular among activists.
If you’re looking to manifest a goal or want to open up the throat chakra in order to reach your goals, carnelian is a stone to have close at hand – or wear around your neck.
9. Black Obsidian
This striking black crystal is known to ward off negativity. It promotes grounding and manifests protection. When used in meditation practice, black obsidian can help to sharpen your focus towards what you want to manifest. It can align your will with the energy that flows through it and is often used by those who wish to cut off damaging or toxic relationships.
Black Obsidian Point
10. Golden Topaz
Connecting to the solar plexus and sacral chakra is important when connecting with our spiritual self, and the golden topaz (or imperial topaz) does just this. Its golden-yellow color is reflective of the bright self-belief that is necessary to persevere. Many people believe that golden topaz brings drive and will to attend to business or projects that may have fallen by the wayside.
How to Take Care of Your Crystals
Crystals require cleansing so that they can release any negativity they may have picked up. You can do this in a number of ways:
- Place your crystals on a windowsill where they will be fully exposed to the energy of the sun and/or moon. This will typically take about 24 hours for most crystals, but stones that you may use to deflect negativity, such as black tourmaline or black obsidian, may need a little longer to cleanse fully. Note that crystals like amethyst, opal, aquamarine and turquoise may fade in the sun, so it’s best to use an alternative method.
- If you’re partial to a fragrant smudge stick, you can clear your stones by burning sage. Burn some white sage until a significant amount of smoke is burning steadily. Hold your crystal in this smoke for about three minutes. This is said to clear all negative energies that the crystal has absorbed, but it should be noted that this practice will not re-energize the crystal, so you may need to place your stone in sunlight after the smudging is complete.
- Harness the Earth’s energy by gently wrapping your gems and stones in a fabric like silk or cotton, and placing it in the ground. Your crystals will be fully re-energized after about a day, so remember where you’ve placed them!
- If you are lucky enough to have access to water that you know is free of chemicals and pollutants, you can cleanse your crystals by using running water. Unfortunately, most places in the world have tap water that is not suitable for this, but if you know your water is clean, place your crystals into a small container and let the water run over them for at least two hours or so.
Some people soak their crystals in salt water, but others believe that this method is too harsh.
If you are new to crystals and manifestation, it’s important to note your mindset before embarking on this journey. Your emotions and focus can impact your ability to manifest things, so go into your meditation practice and manifestation work with a clear intention and a positive mindset. You will have a much easier time staying focused and manifesting your desired results.