(ps! this post was originally made by crystalmajesty on tumblr)
so, first of all, crystals will vary for individuals. one person may say that their number one is celestite etc while others will say something else. this is ok! they each have their own properties, which will probably tailor to their own craft needs!

CLEAR QUARTZ (or any type)
clear quartz is very versatile, it can be used/programmed for any purpose!! i feel like clear quartz works so well with us is because clear quartz and our own bodies have silica! (though ours are liquid silica crystals). clear quartz is known as a “master healer” and will amplify energy, as well as the effect of other crystals. BASICALLY, IF YOU’RE JUST STARTING YOUR COLLECTION GET SOME CLEAR QUARTZ!!
ROSE QUARTZ
rose quartz is the universal stone of love, calmness, gentleness, and compassion. generally, this is just a great stone to be around!
AMETHYST
yep. another quartz. are we noticing a trend here?!?! i looooove amethyst. i feel like it is such a protective stone, and, is great for purification! amethyst is also great to develop psychic skills.
SELENITE
maybe i’m just being biased because selenite is my favourite stone… but i honestly don’t know what i’d do without it! selenite has great mental clarity and psychic qualities, but the main one that amazes me is the fact selenite charges other crystals! i usually charge my other crystals on a selenite slab and logs. it also has strong ties to the moon!
CITRINE
this crystal can be used to detoxify negative energies and encourage a more positive state of mind. it is also great for bringing

THINGS I WISH I KNEW FROM THE START
selenite is really easy to break.. maybe it isnt a ‘beginner’ crystal for clumsy witches (like me)
some crystals will be damaged in water
some crystals fade in sunlight
cleansing is important!! i admit it doesnt have to be done all the time, but it should be done at least once!
opalite is just… pretty glass. and it usually gets marketed as moonstone!
most commercially available citrine on the market is heated amethyst, though it’s still good to use as citrine!