A New Hobby: My Crystal Collection | #YearOfYou

A new hobby that I have fallen in love with and it makes me feel better. This hobby was sprung upon me and now I’m really interested in. You probably never would have guessed – my new hobby is Healing Crystal/Crystal Collecting. You are probably sat there reading this thinking ‘WTF!’ but it’s actually quite comforting having these pretty crystals around me. The YouTuber Marissa Lace actually got me interested in crystals as she collects them as well and when I saw her crystal haul video, I was so mesmerised with how pretty they where so I thought I would check it out. There are many reasons why people collect crystals and some people even believe they can help heal/protect you from lots of different things in life. I am still yet to decide on that concept but for now I am enjoying gradually collecting these beautiful crystals.
There is quite a lot to learn about crystals and the many aspects of this hobby and you could literally talk for hours about it. So if you really enjoy this post and would like to see more, I will make a regular thing of it. I have spend quite a bit of time researching and writing down the different crystals, different ways they can help you and also all about crystal healing to help me remember what it all means. I am going to go into a little bit of detail of the basics to help you understand a little more. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALING STONES & CRYSTALS 

CRYSTALS 
– They are made up of sodium, chlorine and silicone dioxide. 
– They come in many different forms, which are;
Crystal Clusters: Consist of many crystal points bedded into a base. 
Rough Crystal: Are more in their natural state without being smoothed or tumbled. Haven’t been shaped in any way with very rough edges. 

STONES
– Are made from other elements and commonly the elements and materials around it.
– Many of them are Tumbled which means they are mainly smooth and polished stones that are small enough to fit in your hands, on parts of your body or carry around with you for extra protection. 

CUTS OF CRYSTALS
ANGELS – Shaped like angels, suitable for spiritual healing, and also spiritual guidance.
PENDULUM – Thicker at the top and pointed at the end, commonly on a chain. Used for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions and reacts to your subconscious mind. 
HEARTS – Shaped like hearts, Emit and promote loving vibes. 
CABOCHON – Shaped and polished into a rounded oval shape, Means ‘head’. 
GEOMETRIC – Shaped in either cubic, spherical or pyramid, Used mostly with grounding crystals.
POINT – Are commonly shaped with a point on the top, Is used to amplify other crystals during healing. Are mainly called ‘energy tools’. 
CLUSTER – Consists of lots of small crystal points embedded into the base. 

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Zeolite Crystal Selection
Zeolites help absorb and remove toxins, Useful for gardening and agriculture especially when buried in the ground, helpful for bloating and addictions, enhances healing responses, removes negative energy and brings happiness to where the negative energy was. Zeolites natural form are from volcanic rocks and ash layers which react with alkaline groundwater. Zeolites can occur with other crystals. This selection I picked up was a mixture of 5 different types. They are very small measuring between 17 – 25mm. They come in all colours, shapes and sizes. 


Titanium Gold Aura Quartz Druzy Crystal and Silver Aura Quartz Druzy Crystal
Titanium Quartz are quite a popular crystal in the crystal universe. They bring insight, compassion and energy as well as excitement and joy to life experiences, have enhanced healing powers, enhances physical vitality and energy. This is the biggest crystal from this haul and what drew me to buying this was the stunning pink detailing and the gold druzy sparkles. The meaning behind Druzy is the glittering effect within the crystals. This crystal is so stunning, I can’t stop looking at it. This crystal measures 60 x 40mm and is quite heavy but also quite light at the same time. The back of this crystal is boring grey but also has a smaller hole in the back with silver-ish druzy in the hole.



Titanium Rainbow Aura Quartz Cluster Crystal
Another Titanium Quartz that I purchased but this one is a Rainbow Quartz which means it features every colour under the rainbow within it and looks so pretty. This crystal is a Cluster which means it has multiple points coming out of the same base. It has a mixture of smooth and soft faces and edges and shows lots of different colours when you turn it to the light. This crystal measures 58 x 30 x 25mm. This crystal has a metallic effect which makes all the pretty colours stand out and very vibrant. 



Grade AAA Madagascan Labradorite Iridescent Crystal 
Labradorite protects you from negativity, charges you with a sense of excitement and adventure, brings amazing changes to your life, helps you understand your destiny, allows you to recognise within intuitive thought – correct timing for action taking, has healing properties; helps alleviate the symptoms of colds, helps respiratory problems including bronchitis, helps healing disorders within the brain area, stimulates mental abilities, aids your metabolism and digestion, helps relieve pain and stimulates hearing and communication skills. This crystal measures 30 x 40mm, so still quite a smallish crystal. With the main smooth face being the centre of attention, once it catches the light it shows all of these amazing colours captures in the crystal face. This specific crystal was found in Madagascar and the Grade AAA rating is commonly used among crystal sellers to show how authentic the crystal is, the more ‘A’s the more authentic it is. 

White Selenite Spiral Healing Wand Crystal
White Selenite works to bring light down from the higher realms. They help clarify the mind, cleansing negative energy, and help your spiritual growth. It is named after the Greek goddess of the moon. It’s ideal for all types of energy clearing. It has the ability to clear, protect and shield your energy body as well as clearing the energy in your other crystals and home. It quickly unblocks any stagnant or negative energy to create a smooth flow of positive energy. Selenite crystals magnify the energy of other crystals and gemstones that is placed upon it, making it perfect for reactivating and recharging your crystals. It has also been recently used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing including cancer treatment and tumor reduction.



Chalcedony Stalactitic Quartz Druzy Crystal
Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. it brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feeling of benevolence and generosity. It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. Eases self doubt, creates openness and enthusiasm. It absorbs and dissipates negative emotions, thoughts and bad dreams. It improves mineral assimilation and combats mineral build up in the veins. It lessens the effects of dementia and senility. It increases physical energy, heals the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system.


Rose Quartz Heart Polished Crystal 
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It is one of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, as it open the heart to all types of love – love of the self, love of family, love of friends and romantic love.  The soothing energy is emits fosters empathy, reconciliation and forgiveness of others, lowering stress and tensions of the heart. It can clear out anger, jealousy,= and resentment towards others, allowing the healing of heart issues caused by holding onto these negative emotions.  

Pale Lavender Amethyst Flower Formation Quartz Crystal
A very unique version of a Amethyst Quartz, I must say – which is why I had to buy it. It almost looks like edible crystallised sugar if you know what I mean. It’s more yellow and transparent with a small hint of lavender in the middle. A very rough texture and uneven surface which makes this very unique. With the same properties as Amethyst – Is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength, and brings wealth and a strong business sense to it’s wearer. It is the crystal of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity to the mind and helps you become more in tune with your feelings. It helps repel negative emotions and attracts positive energy, making it a great protection stone for the home. 


x2 Smokey Quartz Rough Point & Polished Stone Crystals
Smoky Quartz helps to ground and connect you to the earth, allowing you to keep your feet on the ground and remain balanced. It emits a high level of energy and absorbs negative energy. It assists in removing mental and emotional blockages, relieving pain and dispersing negative energy from the body. It is worn for emotional support and helps dissolve anger and resentment as well. 

 


Golden Fluorite Stretch Bracelet and Small Crystal
Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, protection, and brings peace.  It helps one meditate and learn to go past the “chatter” that our minds tend to generate when first learning to meditate. Deeper meditation past the “chatter” can give access to cosmic truth, attune to spirit guides or animal totems. This energy can be used to manifest one’s life purpose. Fluorite protects psychically as a psychic shield, protect from chaotic vibrations by evening them out in an orderly manner. It is used to clear energy fields and auric cleansing in particular. Fluorite is also used to remove astral attachments, which brings a reduction or elimination of negative energy. Fluorite is also said to enhance the strength of other stones.

 

Howlite Stretch Bracelet and Small Crystal
Howlite is commonly white with grey veining but can come in other colours too. Don’t confuse this with marble, they do look similar. Howlite is a super calming stone and relieves all kinds of stress. It’s great for treating insomnia and restless sleep. The stone of awareness, can be used to release attachments that are linked to old emotional pain. It calms mental and emotional stress and pain, decreases overly critical anxiety, depression, stress and selfishness whilst it can decrease rudeness, confrontations as well as increasing creativity and self expression.



Green Serpentine Stretch Bracelet and Small Crystal
Serpentine helps to bring hormones back into balance. It helps to clear out and release the dense areas of the chakras so healing can occur. It helps you to take responsibility for your life. It can also be used to attract and manifest anything you want in life – abundance on all levels, prosperity, love, healing – anything you want. Serpentine can come in all sorts of colours but mainly green.


Chakra Crystals and Wooden Box
The last item is this gorgeous wooden box with a gold elephant on the top and gold hard wear filled with 7 chakra crystals and stones. 

White Howlite – Crown Chakra 

Amethyst – Third Eye Chakra 
Sodalite – Throat Chakra 
Green Aventurine – Heart Chakra 
Citrine – Solar Plexus Chakra 
Red Jasper – Spleen Chakra 
Hematite – Base/Root Chakra 

But of course you can use many of the other crystals for the different chakras, like I know rose quartz is great for the heart chakra. These can be used for body and chakra healing by laying them over your body and go into meditation. But that’s something else I can go into at a later date. 



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