Ritual-ready Crystals and Stones

Ritual-ready Crystals and Stones

There’s something about crystals and stones that feels magical. They can be strikingly beautiful,  but they’re also so much more than good looks. They’re widely believed to have their own set of special properties. 

Popular crystals and stones 

Clear quartz 

Clear quartz looks exactly as it sounds: it’s a clear to white-hued crystal that looks a lot like glass.

Why it’s special:

  • Amplifies energy 
  • Promotes harmony and balance
  • May be used to “charge” other crystals and stones 

Rose quartz 

Rose quartz is a light pink stone known for its feminine energy.

Why it’s special:

  • Emotional balance 
  • “Heart opener” for friendships, love, peace…
  • Calming, soothing energy


Turquoise is one of three birthstones for the month of December (the others are tanzanite and zircon). It’s turquoise-colored and can be anything from semi-translucent to opaque. Some stones also have dark spots or lines. 

Why it’s special:

  • Aligns the chakras 
  • Promotes peace and inner calm
  • It symbolizes luck, creativity and success


If you were born in June, you might know this is your birthstone (along with alexandrite and pearl). Moonstone is an iridescent white stone that shimmers in many different colors.

Why it’s special:

  • Enhances intuition
  • Encourages new beginnings 
  • Promotes inspiration and good luck 


Amethyst is a purple quartz and the birthstone for February.

Why it’s special:

  • Calms body and mind
  • Promotes emotional balance
  • Boosts motivation


Meditating with crystals 

If you want to elevate your meditation practice, amplify certain intentions or meditate to try and reach a certain outcome, try meditating with crystals. You can meditate while holding a few stones in your hands or wear a strategic assortment as jewelry. Some people even designate meditation areas at home, adding select crystals for an always-ready ambience.

“Recharging” your crystals

It’s said that crystals need recharging, just like us. So to get the most out of your crystal rituals, pick your favorite routines and give them a boost!

  • Lay them on the ground, overnight, under the full moon
  • Lay them in the sunlight 
  • Immerse them in the smoke of Palo Santo or sage
  • Visualize the old energy being cleared from your crystals 
  • Run clear water over them, then dry them carefully. 
  • Store them with clear quartz.


*Just be sure to read up on your crystals first. What’s a great method for one stone might ruin another (e.g. the way cold or hot water reacts with different stones).