What are some of the best crystals for your altar? What will they do and how should you choose crystals for an altar? These are my top tips and crystal recommendations for your home altar or any sacred space…
An altar is a designated space for spiritual practice or connection with the divine. Some are religious, while others are not. There are many traditions around home altars so this information here is general.
If you have strict rules around what is placed on your altar, then speak to someone within your spiritual or religious community who can advise you. Hopefully, it is helpful to you.
Why Have Crystals On Your Altar?
I’ve been working with a spiritual altar for around 10 years now and crystals have been a part of them since the beginning. Crystals, minerals and gemstones can represent many things to us. Here are a few ways they can enhance the energy and compliment your home altar:
1. Crystals remind us of the beauty of nature
2. Crystals connect us with the Earth
3. Crystals can amplify energy and our intentions
4. Crystals can anchor spiritual energy
5. Crystals can protect your altar
6. Crystals can help keep your altar cleansed
7. Crystals can raise the vibration of your altar
My Top Crystals For Your Altar
Choosing crystals for your altar is personal and will depend on your needs. You can select a crystal based on its properties and a specific intention of course. However, there are some crystals that I feel are particularly helpful for almost any altar space. This is what I am sharing with you here.
I also include some crystal carvings that could be incorporated into your altar. Please read through my reasons and see if any of them may benefit you. This article is for inspiration and ideas.
Amethyst is a high vibration spiritual crystal with many meanings and uses. It helps anchor spiritual energy and connects you with the divine. Amethyst opens you up psychically, strengthening your psychic abilities and intuition. This violet crystal is also protective and transmutes negative or harmful energies.
If you are only going to have one crystal on your altar, I would recommend Clear Quartz. Quartz and Quartz based minerals are some of the most abundant on our planet. Clear Quartz holds and amplifies your intentions. It also brings you clarity and helps you focus better, especially in meditation.
A good-sized piece of Black Tourmaline is a helpful crystal to have in your sacred space. Black Tourmaline is deeply grounding, connecting you to the Earth and deep earth energy. This is also a good crystal choice for protection from bad vibes and other unwanted energies. Having some form of protection while doing spiritual work is always a good thing.
SELENITE (SATIN SPAR)
Selenite, also known as Satin Spar is a high vibration crystal. It connects you with spiritual light and the energy and cycles of the moon. Add some Selenite to your altar to help maintain a peaceful vibration and keep it cleansed of negativity. Selenite is also an angelic crystal, ideal for those that work with angels and the angelic realm.
The other crystal you may want to consider placing on your altar is Citrine. Citrine could be welcome support if you are trying to manifest things in your life. This golden crystal is one of the most popular crystals for attracting abundance and prosperity. Citrine assists those who are trying to become successful. It makes a nice offering to a wealth deity or Buddha.
Apophyllite is a high vibe crystal that supports your spiritual growth and connection. This gleaming crystal helps you to enter a deep state of meditation and raises your vibration. Apophyllite is a cleansing crystal, helping keep your sacred space purified. It also aligns you with the wisdom of your higher self.
You can find different crystals carved into various sized angels. These are ideal if you work with angels, or would like to. Crystal angels bring in the healing and comforting power of angels. Some crystals are associated with different archangels so you could represent a particular angel that way. See my guide to Archangel Crystals for some suggestions.
CRYSTAL GODS & GODDESSES
You might be able to find a goddess or god you work with carved from a crystal. There are also more symbolic goddess carvings which could represent the divine feminine or a goddess you work with. These carvings can be a way to connect with a god or goddess. Please see my guide to crystal suggestions for goddesses or gods if needed.
Many people work with crystal skulls in crystal healing. The human-looking crystal skulls can symbolise personal transformation and the death of the old self. Crystal skulls can connect you with your spiritual guides, spiritual beings or your ancestors. See my guide to the different types of crystal skulls or my guide to crystals to connect with your ancestors for more info.
CRYSTAL BUDDHAS & QUAN YIN
Another type of crystal carving that is relatively easy to find is a Buddha or Quan Yin. These Buddhist masters and teachers have many meanings for people around the world. Some see them as symbols of enlightenment, compassion and inner peace. They bring a sense of calm and a good reminder of the power of meditation.
Another way to enhance your altar is with a crystal grid. Crystal grids serve many purposes but the addition of crystals plus sacred geometry is powerful. You could incorporate a special crystal grid to work with the lunar cycles, cleanse, protect or manifest for example. For a complete guide to crystal grids please see my book Crystal Grids Power.
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What crystals do you have on your altar or sacred space? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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