When you’re first starting out, the crystal world might feel overwhelming. That’s why we often recommend starting out with just one crystal and one intention to match. But as your crystal knowledge (and your crystal collection) grows, combining two or more stones can add a new layer to your crystal practice and amplify your intention. Although we often recommend a variety of love stones for a love intention (like Malachite and Rose Quartz) or a variety of protective stones for protection (like Black Tourmaline and Shungite), one of our favorite ways to use crystals is working with crystal couples - a dynamic duo of two stones that you may not have known pair well together.
The 6 crystal couples below not only work well together, but they even complement each other. The stones each add a new energy to your specific intention, helping you to address multiple components or layers of your goal. When working with these crystal couples, we recommend setting your intention for both of the stones together and working with them together to get the most benefits out of your practice.
Our 6 Favorite Crystal Couples
1. Amethyst and Rose Quartz to have deeper love with yourself and others
Although Rose Quartz is commonly used for love intentions, combining this stone with Amethyst allows you go even deeper. While Rose Quartz connects to your heart and opens you up to heart-based love, Amethyst aligns with your mind to facilitate spiritual love. By aligning your heart and your head with the energy of love, this crystal couple supports deeper self-love as well as deeper relationships with others.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: Hold your Rose Quartz and Amethyst in your hands and set your love intention. Then, place Amethyst over your third-eye and Rose Quartz over your heart for 6 minutes to soak in the energy of love in your mind, body and spirit.
2. Black Tourmaline and Selenite for clearing your energy
The combination of dark and light in this crystal couple is what gives it such a powerful energy. The Black Tourmaline helps you to release any darkness (shame, regret, sadness, fear or any other heavy emotions) from your system while the Selenite fills those spaces with light and fresh energy. By constantly helping you release and replenish your energy, this combination is ideal for a daily energy clearing or a deeper cleansing session.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: Hold your Black Tourmaline and Selenite and set your intention for clearing your energy field. Then hold the Black Tourmaline and let it absorb all negative energy in your mind, body and spirit. After, switch crystals and hold the Selenite over your chest to fill back up with light and positivity.
3. Carnelian and Rhodochrosite to tap into creativity
The creative magic happens when you get out of your head and connect with your heart. Rhodochrosite helps to open your heart and help you be vulnerable, while Carnelian ignites your creative nature and your sense of passion. Through this combination, you can pursue professional or personal projects from your highest potential.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: Hold your Rhodochrosite and Carnelian stones together in your non-writing hand, and then use your writing hand to write down one thing you want to create or accomplish. Keep your crystals with you as you begin your project.
4. Citrine and Aventurine to maximize life force energy
The yellow hues of Citrine represent the sun and the green hues of Aventurine represent the earth. Together, these stones maximize your life force energy, that sense energy you experience when you feel most alive. Using these stones together helps infuse your mind, body and spirit with vitality and the energy of life.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: Lie down on your back and place your Citrine over your lower belly below your naval and Aventurine over your heart. Let the stones infuse your energy field with a rush of life force energy.
5. Clear Quartz and Hematite for balancing your energy
Clear Quartz and Hematite bring balance to your mind, body and spirit by grounding your energy and clearing your head. The clarity of mind that Clear Quartz helps you achieve, combined with the rootedness and stability that Hematite helps you find, allows you to get back into alignment and equilibrium.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: Hold your Hematite and Clear Quartz together and set your intention for balance. Then lie down on your back and place your Clear Quartz above your head and a Hematite stone in each hand to create balance and alignment in your mind, body and spirit.
6. Blue Lace Agate and Smoky Quartz for managing anxiety
Blue Lace Agate and Smoky Quartz work together to help you shift and release anxiety. When you are stuck in a cycle of anxiety, the Blue Lace Agate crystal adds a touch of calm and soothing energy to help you breathe through it, while the Smoky Quartz helps you to release what does not serve you. Together, these stones help create a healthier response to stress and anxiety by supporting positive behavioral shifts.
How to Use This Crystal Couple: When you are feeling anxious, hold your Blue Lace Agate and Smoky Quartz crystals together and take deep breaths. With every inhale, let the Blue Lace Agate help you bring in calm energy. With every exhale, let your Smoky Quartz absorb whatever you need to release.
There are so many ways to use crystals together, but these crystal couples are some of the most powerful pairings to help you achieve a healthier, happier life. As with all crystals, let your intuition guide you toward the energies you need! You might even discover a new powerful pairing of crystals.