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How to Choose Crystals and Stones | Crystals & Creations

It seems that everyone has a growing Crystal collection. The Mineral Kingdom has so much to offer but there are SO many to choose from- how do you know which ones are right for you? cobalt titanium crystals

There are so many different ways to choose the right crystals for you. The good news is that there is no wrong way- just listen to your intuition and go with what feels right. If you still aren't sure, here are a few common ways to choose:


Using your birth date is a straightforward way to choose crystals and stones. You can go simply with the stone associated with your birth month. Something to note though- most 'birth stones' are gemstone quality which often means that they are more expensive. But just because you were born in January, doesn't mean you HAVE to buy a Garnet. There are actually several stones associated with each month and many are much more affordable. Here is a list of the months with their 'birth stones': 

January (Garnet)                               July (Ruby)

February (Amethyst)                      August (Peridot)

March (Aquamarine)                      September (Sapphire)

April (Diamond)                                October (Opal)

May (Emerald)                                  November (Topaz)

June (Pearl)                                        December (Turquoise)

If you want to go more in depth, you could look for stones associated with your Astrological sign or even Element. You could get even more complex and pull your natal chart (complete astrological chart), and then select stones for each of your planets’ locations and more! is my favorite place to view a natal chart quickly and accurately.choosing crystals and stones

 Metaphysical Associations

Another common way to search for stones is based on their metaphysical associations. Common associations people often look for include everything from cleansing and protection, to peace and abundance and more! Here are some popular associations and some crystals for each:

Abundance: Citrine, Pyrite, Clear Quartz

Acceptance: Aragonite, Rose Quartz, Turquoise

Anxiety: Labradorite, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz

Business: Citrine, Pyrite, Smokey Quartz

Calming: Aquamarine, Calcite (Blue and Green), Rose Quartz

Centering: Black Kyanite, Smokey Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Black Tourmaline

Change: Malachite, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye

Cleansing: Clear Quartz, Himalayan Pink Salt, Selenite, Amethyst

Clumsiness: Jasper, Aventurine

Creativity: Citrine, Orange Calcite, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye

Decision Making: Citrine, Fluorite, Topaz

Determination: Red Jasper, Ruby

Detoxification: Calcite, Amethyst, Emerald, Turquoise

Dreams: Blue Kyanite, Lithium Phantom Quartz, Peacock Ore

 You can create your own collection of stones based on their associations by combining several and programming them to work together toward a common goal (i.e. cleansing, detox, etc). If you want to take a leap ahead and skip the research and shopping around, there are complete sets available in my shop that are cleansed and charged for different purposes (shop crystal sets here). 

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Sometimes when we are ready for a certain stone, it will grab our attention and ‘call’ out to us. This is a strong energy and should be respected in my opinion. When you feel that you need a piece of labradorite (for example), worry less about what that stone can do for you and just go for it. You may find later that, upon reading its associations, it is the perfect stone for you at that point in your life. Or it may be that you are meant to deliver the stone to someone else (loved one, friend, etc).

The Takeaway

Try not to focus on possibly choosing the ‘wrong’ stone. I don’t think there is such a thing. You never know where the path of Crystals and Stones may lead but if you follow your inner voice, chances are you won’t be disappointed.  


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