Crystals 101: Crystals for Every Situation

for when you’re between a rock and a hard place.

Illustrated by Liz Riccardi

Your Instagram is filled with ethereal snaps of your sweeping, Stevie Nicks-inspired outfits, your #covengoals are on point, your Samhain ritual soirée last month was a smash hit, and don’t even get us started on how flawlessly you pull off a black lip. In short, you’re killing the power-witch game, one spell at a time. But what’s a rare, magically inclined bird such as yourself to do when your energy—either within yourself or your physical space—feels out of whack? Sticky situations such as these call for something shiny and—dare we say—sparkly, like natural crystals and minerals. Whether you’re a seasoned rock hound who’s well-versed in the basics of harnessing the healing power of crystals, a complete novice, or even a skeptic, here are some of the best crystals, gems, and minerals to add to your collection—and decor—for every situation.