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4 Crystals You Need and Why

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Georgia Southern chapter.

Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person, you’re in need of balance, or you just want some pretty decorations. Crystals can help you achieve all three, healing crystals go back to the beginning of time and are considered to be metaphysics. Metaphysics is a major branch of philosophy that focuses on the relationship between nature and reality. Healing crystals are known to create balance, decrease anxiety, and even help develop self-love and attract love. I personally just began to use crystals and I can’t deny the impact that it has had on my life. If you’re into astrology you will probably find it a bit easier to understand and get into crystals. This is because certain crystals are personalized for your sign and work best with that sign. Ultimately, you are free to use whatever crystals you desire whether it be for healing or decoration. It’s always nice to have protective energy surrounding you. Celebrities such as Jhene Aiko and Erykah Badu also utilize crystals.


I’m a Leo so I started my journey using crystals that were beneficial to my sign. For the first crystal that I think everyone needs is 


  1. Tiger’s Eye – This amber/brown warm crystal is one of protection that helps develop confidence, and decreases fear and anxiety. I call a tiger’s eye my action stone because I ultimately feel more powerful and sure of myself when I have it. I never second guess I just go for it. I think this a good crystal for anyone who overthinks everything like me and anyone who feels stuck this crystal is perfect to help you move forward. This crystal is charged by the sun so for its best usage make sure you cleanse and charge it. This crystal is associated with the root chakra, the solar plexus chakra, and the sacral chakra.

    Rose Quartz
    Original photo by Jordan Wheeler

  2. Rose Quartz – This pretty pink crystal is one of an abundance of love. If you’re looking to attract love or looking to develop a stronger sense of self-love. Rose quartz is perfect for you. Rose quartz is easily one of my favorite crystals because it’s so peaceful and healing. Meditating with Rose quartz fills my heart with understanding and love whenever I am feeling disappointed. I strongly believe that everyone can greatly benefit from Rose quartz encourages unconditional love and activates and heals the heart chakra. 

  3. Citrine – Citrine was one of my first crystals along with Tiger’s Eye and I bought them both with the intention of overcoming my writer’s block. Citrine is ruled by the sun as well and is known to be the“happy stone”. Tiger’s Eye and Citrine together definitely promote happiness when I first used them. I had felt an abundance of joy along with a bit of a headache due to Tiger’s Eye since my chakras being out of whack. Citrine is a yellow to off white colored stone. Citrine is best for optimism, inspiration, self-improvement, and is also known to attract wealth. This crystal is associated with the solar plexus chakra.

  4. Selenite – This sensitive yet powerful crystal can be used for protection and purification. Selenite repels negative energy and can be used to cleanse and charge other crystals. This crystal is great for meditation because it promotes deep peace and clarity. Selenite is a soft white crystal that is very sensitive meaning that unlike most crystals Selenite cannot be cleaned with water because water will not only shrink Selenite but Selenite can lose its strength. I think Selenite is a great crystal because it not only aids your other crystals but it helps you separate your energy from others. As human beings, we naturally feed off of other people’s energy, good or bad regardless if you just want to get back to feeling like yourself and deciphering your energy from others Selenite is the perfect crystal for you. This crystal is associated with the crown chakra.

SO now that you know what crystals can be beneficial to you where can you buy them? 

You can buy crystals at pretty much any metaphysical store I got a few of mine from a store called Crystal Blue in Atlanta, GA. I also strongly recommend getting your crystals from a metaphysical shop so you can feel the energy and you’ll likely have guidance inside the shop. However, if you would like to order crystals online I recommend you order from: 

  1. https://www.sagegoddess.com/ref/2415/

Remember to always cleanse your crystals before using them and do research. 


Jordan Wheeler

Georgia Southern '22

Jordan Wheeler is a Junior Pre-Law Philosophy major who attends Georgia Southern. Jordan loves writing, singing, and hanging out with friends. 
Jorden Allen

Georgia Southern '21

Jorden is a sophomore journalism major at Georgia Southern University. She grew up in Atlanta, GA and enjoys sleeping, eating and watching football! #southernneverstate #hailsouthern #gata