Rock On: Your Guide to Crystal Shopping

Calling all rockstars: We’ve gone crystal crazy. No self-respecting witch would go without her or his stone friends. Yes, crystals are pretty but they also have major magic mojo. We have no less than thirty for our day-to-day. Okay, maybe more, but that’s not the point.

We have rocks to knock your socks off. But which to choose? Crystal shopping is a bit like finding the perfect wand. You need something that speaks to you. But if you’re still not sure, let us break it down for you between our three most popular: Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, and Amethyst. Each crystal has its own magical properties and can help bring the right kind of energy into your life.

Clear Quartz is everyone’s go-to. What can’t this stunner do? Consider this one the rock that could. As in, it can do anything. From cleansing yourself to ridding your world of negative energy, this crystal is a must. Think about what you want while holding it—positive feels only. We like to meditate with this one (or, um, five of them) to help us open our third eye just a tad more. If you don’t have crystals yet, this is your numero uno BFF rock.

Besides Smoky Quartz’s fabulously dark coloring (our inner goth girl is screaming with despair-ridden joy) this crystal is a powerhouse. If you have a buildup of negative energy or emotions, you need this. Let’s be real. Very few of us have hit a selfless nirvana. So the pettiness, the envy, the anger you’ve been holding on to is nothing to be ashamed about. (Petty witches of the world unite!) But sometimes those emotions can wreak havoc on your life—and your spells. Smoky Quartz helps release them while also grounding you.

We love, love, love Amethyst, and not just for its chic royal color. If you’re looking to take your psychic workings to the next level, this is your crystal. Keep it close when you’re divining, whether via cards, tea leaves, or whatever method you use. Meditate with it, obvi, but we like to use it while we sleep. Slip it under your pillow and then pay attention to your dreams. You might find the answer you’re looking for. Amethyst is all about doing a serious upgrade on your intuition. And really, who doesn’t need a little help seeing better?

These three mega crystals will—wait for it—rock your world. (Guys, we had to.)