One of the best ways to select the crystal that is right for you is by letting your own intuition be the guide. Crystals have different healing vibrations, and your subconscious will be attracted to the vibration that best suits your needs at that time. For example, if you are having mental stress you may be attracted to sodalite. Perhaps your favorite is turquoise, but for some reason the sodalite stone keeps grabbing your attention. That is a Crystal Calling. The best way to choose a crystal is to go for that which is calling to you.
How do you recognize a calling?
If you are faced with a selection of stones, there may be one that pops out physically or energetically. You may try to ignore it, but keep turning back. Maybe it is the one that drops out onto the floor in front of you. Be aware, listen, and feel.
Shopping online is similar. The picture of the crystal could keep your eyes glued to it. The stone repeatedly shows up in your search and can no longer be ignored. This is the universal energy calling out to you, aiding you in the quest to prosper and heal.
Let your intuition guide you. Allow it to be the positive force in your life, as the subconscious has all the answers that the conscious mind seeks.
Researching Crystal Properties
For those who are left-brain oriented, crystal selections can also be made by researching stones and properties. For example, if you are looking for something to aid in anger management, you will learn that Howlite or Amethyst can assist with this goal.
You can also study the meaning of certain shapes. For example, a Rose Quartz pyramid will give you a different energy than a Rose Quartz heart because the shape has significance as well.
If there is a certain ailment you are suffering for, you can research the symptoms and find corresponding stones. Check out our Crystal Cures page for an example of which stones can be used for select ailments.
The seven chakras are another way match stones with needed energies. The seven major chakras actually correspond to the colors of the rainbow, making it easy to match up stones to the energy centers. We have a lot of information on Chakra Healing for you as well as ready-made sets for your balancing endeavors.