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What Crystals Do I Need? 7 Ways to Know Which Crystals to Choose

INSIDE: With copious amounts of crystals to choose from, answering the question “What crystals do I need?” can be a little challenging. But don’t worry, here's what you need to know about how to choose a crystal.


So many crystals, but how do you know which one to choose? It can be pretty overwhelming, but having a little knowledge goes a long way.

There are many things you can do to make finding the right crystal much easier. Intuition and your subconscious play a huge role when making this decision. More often than not, you’ll have a gut feeling that will answer the question, "what crystal do I need?"

What Crystal Do I Need?

Each crystal has a different purpose and their healing properties affect everyone differently. The energy that comes from these healing crystals helps us depending on where we are in our lives, what our emotional or physical health is like, and our level of spirituality.

There are many ways to choose a crystal too. Depending on your level of experience and prior knowledge, you might be more confident at choosing the right crystal. Just keep reading to discover 7 ways to go about it.

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How to Choose the Right Crystal

Before you ask yourself, "what crystal do I need," take a moment of reflection. Allow yourself to be drawn to the crystal that is going to be of best use to you. The most important thing is to keep an open mind!

Now, let's dive in and learn 7 different ways to choose a crystal...

Follow Your Intuition 

Crystals have a funny way of attracting us to them. When you go into a shop and see a huge variety of crystals, the one that catches your eye first is typically the one you should get. 

Always trust your gut, intuition, and soul. If you're struggling with this one or don't remember which is the first crystal that caught your eye, just take a step back and breathe. When you’re ready, you’ll know what crystal is for you. 

Use a Pendulum

A pendulum is a tool you can use to answer the question, "what crystal do I need?" This instrument allows us to access answers from our subconscious. 

After programming your pendulum, hold the it above a stone and ask it a “yes” or “no” question, such as: "will this stone be beneficial to me?" Whichever way the direction swings, you can interpret the answers however you deem necessary. 


Choose One That “Feels Right” in Your Hand 

When you hold a crystal in your hand, it can be much easier to know whether its energy will be useful to you. Remember to focus, clear your mind, and ask if that is the crystal you need. 

Everyone is different, so there are no right or wrong answers. It's a personal experience. Sometimes people experience taste or smells and other times nothing at all. You have to trust your senses, as well as your intuition and the energy from the crystal.

Choose a Crystal According to Your Intention or Symptoms

Doing some research is always helpful when answering, “what crystal do I need?” Since there are so many healing crystals and even more many intentions, you’ll have many options to experiment with.

Use our “Crystals by Intention” dropdown menu to guide you through!

Take a “What Crystal Do I Need” Quiz

Since there are so many choices that can be tricky to narrow it down, taking a What Crystal Do I Need Quiz can be very helpful. Take our Which Crystal Should I Choose Quiz right here!

It asks a series of questions from what you’re struggling with currently to what color stands out to you right now. Take the quiz and find out what crystal you need in less than 5 minutes. 

What Crystal is Best for Me Quiz

Choose One According to Your Zodiac Sign

Shopping for crystals based on your zodiac sign is an efficient way to get a stone that will help you reach your full potential. When you use a stone that matches your zodiac sign, it will help you better manage the aspects of your life that are ruled by the positions in your birth chart

You can shop collections of zodiac stones here! Each collection provides a range of stones along with their healing properties that will be of great use to each sign. Not only will they be beneficial to you, they can make great gifts for spiritual friends too!

Zodiac Stones

Choose a Crystal for a Specific Chakra

When answering the question “what crystal do I need?” think about which of your chakras need the most healing. In order to choose a crystal for a chakra, you’ll need to consider color, character, and energy.

A chakra and a crystal that share the same colors are often connected and can be used together. Similarly with energy and character, if a crystal and chakra share similar energies, they'll work well together well.

Need to know which chakra is blocked? Click here!

When in doubt, a chakra stone set is a great way to go.

Chakra Crystals

Final Thoughts

When choosing a crystal, start by asking yourself: “what crystal do I need?” Based on your knowledge and experience with healing stones, this question can often be all you need.

If you’re just starting out, the best thing you can do as you’re browsing for crystals is to pick the first one that catches your eye. Go with your intuition and keep an open mind. The crystal you need will make itself known to you one way or another!

What Crystal is Best for Me Quiz

* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.

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