Crystals are beautiful whether they are used for healing or just bought for home decor. Placed in a shallow dish with a candle in the middle brings the most calming feeling to a room. Crystals are hugely popular for all sorts of different reasons.
Most people may know crystals from the chakra bracelets which feature 7 crystals and minerals with different healing properties. The 7 stones are often used to target certain areas of the body. If you want to have the chakra crystals close to you, wearing a bracelet, necklace or earrings is an easy way to do it.
Regarding tarot, crystals are very popular and are used before, during and after a reading. Everyone has their own favourite, and you can be certain that once you buy a few, you will be buying more! They do not have to be big OR massively expensive. Usually they can be picked up quite cheaply depending which crystals you are looking for. Some are more valuable than others. Try and be sure that the crystals you purchase are real as there are a lot of fakes around that are man made. You need the real thing!
Rose Quartz. This is one of my must haves. I like to have it around. Colours can vary from quite a dark pink to almost white. It has calming properties and is the stone of love and relationships. In tarot it can be used for cleansing. I keep a small rose quartz in my bag at al times!
Amethyst. This is another of my favourites. The deep purple colour is vibrant and the raw version can be quite striking. It is used to help psychic ability and improves intuition during a tarot reading. It helps with emotional balance too and can aid sleep.
Citrine. This beautiful crystal is great for self esteem and positive energy. The colour can vary from yellow to a deep orange.
Tiger’s Eye. Brown orange and yellow, shades of varying degrees. Great for self confidence and positivity.
Black Tourmaline. Protects from negative energies. Grounding. No decent witch would ever be without this stone!
Lapis Lazuli. Peace and serenity. The stone is considered to be lucky. If you want to know more about crystals, it is worth either doing an online course or buying a good starter book. I got Crystals for Beginners which is ideal for me. as it gives a page view on each crytsal giving usage tips.