Life is full of its ups and downs. And navigating them can be quite tiresome. After a bout of bad luck, you may start to live life to the fullest, only to be knocked back down again.
And it doesn’t matter who you are, or what you do, life will throw you curveballs.
Our ancestors turned to healers and wise people to help them navigate the twists and turns of life. And, although our world looks a little different to that of our ancestors, we can also seek holistic help.
One way to enhance your life is through the use of crystals. This article will highlight 10 of the best crystals you can use to improve life.
1. Rose Quartz
This list has to start with love and rose quartz.
Rose quartz is a soft, pink crystal with powerful healing abilities. It’s a fundamental stone in most crystal collections as it carries so many benefits.
Rose quartz resonates with the heart chakra - the centre of love and emotion - and can be used to promote self-love.
Loving yourself can open you up to so many more opportunities and can boost your confidence.
To heal your heart chakra and boost your self-love and self-belief, wear rose quartz in jewellery form or meditate with this crystal.
You can also work with rose quartz if you’re looking to attract love into your life. Attune the crystal to attract a romantic partner and place the crystal under your pillow at night.
Many of us suffer from stress at some point in our lives. And stress can also interfere with our sleep patterns, which only leaves us feeling worse.
Amethyst is a gorgeous, gentle purple crystal that exudes calming energies.
This crystal works with the crown chakra to clear the mind of stresses and strains.
If you have a stressful job, it can be helpful to keep amethyst on your desk at work.
If stress is affecting your sleep, keep a chunk of amethyst next to your bed to promote peaceful sleep.
The ups and downs of life can often leave us feeling out of control or not like ourselves anymore. And this is where obsidian can help.
This powerful black crystal works to heal the root chakra - the chakra that connects us to the planet. As such, this gem keeps us grounded and safe.
Black obsidian can also be used to ward off negative energies and even negative people and influences.
Be sure to cleanse your obsidian regularly as it will protect you from a lot of bad energy and it will absorb this energy itself.
4. Tiger’s Eye
Life is full of change - and change can be scary.
As humans, we are naturally adverse to change and facing it bravely can be difficult.
If you need the courage to move forward in life, then try working with tiger’s eye.
This striped crystal, either carried as a tumble stone, or worn in jewellery form, can help you face life confidently and assist you as you overcome the obstacles in your way.
5. Lapis Lazuli
Communication is essential for every area of life, but speaking your truth isn’t always easy.
Lapis lazuli works to open the throat chakra to promote clear communication.
So, whether you need to speak in public, to chair a meeting or improve communication in your relationship, lapis lazuli can help.
You can use a tumble stone of this crystal to unblock your throat chakra, but wearing it as a necklace is the most effective way to use it.
6. Clear Quartz
Clear quartz is a universal healer and there’s nothing this crystal can’t do.
This gem is essential for every crystal collection and can be used to enhance any area of your life.
You can use clear quartz for physical or mental struggles or to clear spaces or objects of unwanted energy.
When used in conjunction with other crystals, it can amplify their energy and make the healing potential even more powerful.
One of the interesting things about clear quartz is that it doesn’t even need to be cleansed.
If we are being honest, money is important. Whether we want it to be or not.
Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful, so if you’re looking to increase the cash flow in your life, try working with pyrite.
It’s important when working with crystals or other spiritual tools, not to be greedy or selfish. But, we all need money to survive, so if you don’t have enough, or would like a little more to live comfortably, pyrite can support you.
Meditate with pyrite to attract more wealth into your life or keep a pyrite crystal on your desk at work to encourage pay rises and promotions.
Don’t forget to cleanse and charge your pyrite, as you do with all crystals, to keep it working effectively.
8. Green Aventurine
If you’re looking to catch a break after a string of bad luck, then try using green aventurine.
Green aventurine attracts luck into your life. And you can attune the crystal to bring luck into the specific area of your life that you need it the most.
If you want to be luckier in love, then green aventurine can work with your heart chakra to make this happen.
If you want to be more fortunate in your career, keep a chunk of green aventurine on your desk.
Hematite, like obsidian, works with the root chakra, which can help us feel grounded and connected to mother earth.
Hematite can be used to boost your confidence. It was actually once used by warriors heading into battle to boost their strength and determination.
This stone also works wonders for the circulatory system and can help promote good blood flow and can assist with blood pressure problems.
And, last, but by no means least, is citrine.
We all need happiness and joy in life and citrine embodies this.
This crystal resonates with the sacral chakra and the solar plexus charka - two centres where we hold a lot of emotion and creativity.
To bring more light into your life, keep citrine in your surroundings, or meditate with it regularly.