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Subject: Some Crystal Beginner Questions
Date: 03/14/10
From: Cathy R
To: Healing Crystals


I just finished reading your monthly newsletter and have a question about the size of Aqua Aura Crystals and Clear Quartz. Does the size of the crystal matter? Does it matter if the crystals are tumbled or not? I want to clear my chakras.

As you can see, I am new to this and am trying to tap into my intuitive side and am quite confused because I want to add crystals to raise my vibration and don't know if I need a certain size. Also, does it matter what hand I hold crystals in? I want to attract abundance and prosperity. Do I hold crystals in both hands?

Thanks for your help.


Hi Cathy,

All very good questions! Let's start with size.

For me, no, size does not matter. The energy contained within is the same. I guess the question is, do you need a large container or will a small one (like a tumbled stone) do? Most of the time, especially when laying on the body or wearing as jewelry, small is just fine. If you are just beginning, I firmly believe in the "baby step" approach. Start small. It gives you the opportunity to work with and experience the crystal and its energy. Of course, it is really a personal preference, so choose what feels right to you.

Click here to read another Healing Crystals opinion on size.

If you want to clear your chakras using the Aqua Aura crystals (based on the Newsletter article), I would suggest single or doubly terminated Aqua Aura points. The termination (point) helps to direct the flow of energy (down through the crown and in a straight line out of the soles of the feet), which is why points are so helpful when cleansing all of the chakras at once. Tumbles will work but, for me, not as effectively.

We have some great articles in the Healing Crystals archives that address the question of tumbled stones versus natural, etc. It may be very helpful to read these and see what feels best for you.

We also have quite a few articles on crystals/stones that can help to attract prosperity and abundance.

As for what hand to hold the crystal in...

When I began with crystals long ago, I was taught to hold the crystal in my "giving" hand (dominant hand). The hand you extend to another to shake or use in healing work is usually the giving hand. The teacher insisted this was the only right way.

I found out later that I preferred my "receiving" hand (left hand). I feel as if the energy is more discernible in this hand. I feel the energy entering my body as opposed to the right hand where I feel it is leaving my body.

Both hands are fine, too. A specific crystal in one hand and a quartz crystal in the other is something you may want to try. The Clear Quartz amplifies the energy around it, including the crystal you are holding in your other hand.

There are a variety of viewpoints out there. And what I have learned is that there really is no one right way or wrong way. Work with the right hand, left hand and/or both hands and see which is most comfortable for you. This is your intuition guiding you.  Do what you feel is best for you. Do not be dissuaded by others who say there is only one way — there simply is not :)

Each person's crystal journey is unique to them. Enjoy your journey, have fun and do not be afraid to experiment to see what works best for you.

With love and crystal blessings,

Kristi Huggins
Expert Contributor for Healing Crystals

Posted on March 16, 2010
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